Watch Bernadette Peters Perform at the Olivier Awards

first_img View Comments The sun comes up, we think about her. The coffee cup, we think about her. The 2014 Olivier Awards took place on April 13 at London’s Royal Opera House, and Bernadette Peters took to the stage to sing Stephen Sondheim’s ultimate tear-jerking ballad, “Losing My Mind” from Follies. Peters, who last appeared on Broadway in the 2011 revival of Follies and recently sang even more Sondheim in A Bed and a Chair, delivered an emotional performance of a song that has become a signature tune for the two-time Tony winner. Grab a handkerchief and watch the performance below! Star Filescenter_img Bernadette Peterslast_img read more

Rock of Ages reports 9 percent increase in Q2 net income to $0.21 per share

first_imgCustomer deposits1,176 $0.21 Divisional operating income: Other income, net July 4, July 3, July 4, Manufacturing 30,559 $6,638 2009 515 $ 1,713 (55) $0.19 5,265 Selling, general and administrative expenses: 1,521 Accumulated other comprehensive loss(4,633) — Stockholders’ equity: Borrowings under line of credit– (1,322) 391 Income tax expense 1,078 $10,036 Strategic options and lawsuit expenses 2010 Net revenue: $ 58,452 695 8,025 1,602 Other long-term assets530 — 48 2,090 Salary continuation5,243 1,746 Total net revenue Accrued post retirement benefits1,637 4,055 $(0.07) Accrued expenses1,998 1,562 4,802 236 1,285 $1,561 7,416 135 1,106 (52) (144) 1,130 331 Quarry 3,156 4,810 1,264 Three Months Ended 1,163 Unallocated corporate overhead 1,773 (34,746) Manufacturing 1,641 537 508 1,784 Gross profit: 2,536 583 $(0.07) Accrued pension cost4,522 (84) 692 Quarry (421) Rock of Ages Corporation,Rock of Ages Corporation (NASDAQ:ROAC) announced today that net income for the second quarter of 2010 increased 9% to $1,561,000, or $.21 per share, which included costs associated with the exploration of strategic options and shareholder lawsuit expenses of $493,000, or $0.07 per share. For the second quarter of 2009, net income was $1,433,000, or $.19 per share. Revenue for this year’s second quarter increased 2% to $14,663,000 compared to $14,424,000 for the second quarter of 2009. Divisional operating income increased 26% to $3,200,000 compared to $2,536,000 last year, and unallocated corporate overhead decreased to $669,000 from $692,000.Manufacturing revenue for the second quarter of 2010 increased 7% to $8,025,000 compared to $7,512,000 for the second quarter of 2009, as sales of monuments and industrial products both increased. Operating income in the manufacturing segment increased to $1,562,000 from $1,373,000 a year ago, reflecting the higher revenue and cost reduction steps initiated last year. “We remain confident regarding the performance of our manufacturing operations for 2010 as a whole,” said Chief Executive Officer Donald Labonte.Quarry revenue for the second quarter of 2010 decreased 4% to $6,638,000 compared to $6,912,000 for the second quarter of 2009, but operating income increased 41% to $1,638,000 compared to $1,163,000 last year, reflecting lower operating expenses and higher productivity due to the development and production improvements undertaken in the past year. “Our quarry development programs have increased our ability to produce and deliver higher quantities of saleable granite. Demand for our granites remains strong, so we are optimistic about quarry performance going forward,” Labonte said.Six Months ResultsFor the six months ended July 3, 2010, revenue increased 9% to $22,174,000 from $20,362,000 for the first six months of 2009. Gross profit increased 21%, SG&A was down slightly, and divisional income increased 97% compared to the first half of 2009.The net loss for the first half of 2010 was $531,000, or $0.07 per share, which included costs associated with the exploration of strategic options and shareholder lawsuit expenses of $493,000, or $0.07 per share. For the first six months of 2009, the net loss was $1,341,000, or $0.18 per share.About Rock of AgesRock of Ages (www.RockofAges.com(link is external)) is the largest integrated granite quarrier and manufacturer of finished granite memorials and granite blocks for memorial use in North America.Forward-Looking StatementsThis press release contains statements that are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are based on current expectations, estimates and projections about our business or expected events based, in part, on assumptions made by management. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Therefore, actual events, results or outcomes may differ materially from what is expressed or forecasted in such forward-looking statements due to numerous factors, including the challenge of successfully implementing our strategic plan intended to enhance our overall profitability; unanticipated overhead or other expenses including possible expenses we may incur in connection with responding to the recently disclosed acquisition proposal from Swenson Granite Company LLC and related matters; and other risks discussed from time to time in the Company’s Securities and Exchange Commission filings and reports including, but not limited to, the risks discussed in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2009. Such forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made, and the Company does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this release.ROCK OF AGES CORPORATIONConsolidated Statements of Operations(In thousands, except per share amounts) (Unaudited) 582 Current assets: 3,124 $ 58,452 Source: rock of Ages. BARRE, Vt.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Quarry Deferred salary1,504 — 110 — Common stock Class A, $0.01 par value, Authorized 30,000,000 shares; (4,575) 7,416 — 95 7,416 $10,260 — Current liabilities: 493 Income (loss) before interest and income taxes Quarry 1,899 Identified intangible assets, net407 496 4,177 ROCK OF AGES CORPORATIONConsolidated Balance Sheets(in thousands, except per share amounts) (Unaudited) Jul. 3, Other current assets1,880 22,174 Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equitycenter_img Foreign exchange gain Trade receivables, net8,539 250 1,620 (145) (785) 1,058 Additional paid-in capital65,777 19 1,373 4,812,342 issued and outstanding at July 3, 2010 and December 31, 200948 1,089 $(531) 7,416 Net income (loss) per share – basic Weighted average common shares outstanding -diluted $(0.18)Net income (loss) per share – diluted 1,622 7,512 Property, plant and equipment, net30,658 $0.19 15,077 Net income (loss) $6,912 $1,433 1,568 1,638 152 Deferred tax liabilities– 26 7,416 2,603,721 issued and outstanding at July 3, 2010 and December 31, 200926 11,914 1,357 774 Current installments of retirement benefits702 691 1,811 $(0.18) — Six Months Ended 2009 1,733 7,416 3,113 Interest expense, net 2,534 Total stockholders’ equity25,941 2010 26,409 Total gross profit Effect of pension curtailment 2,134 2,026 Goodwill387 387 13,361 Preferred stock $0.01 par value. Authorized 2,500,000 shares; none issued– — $0.21 Manufacturing Total current liabilities6,807 493 Total current assets28,007 Current installments of long-term debt1,289 801 Income (loss) before income taxes — Total assets$ 59,989 1,504 Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity$ 59,989 2,668 7,416 Trade payables1,642 5,386 Manufacturing Inventories14,767 10,326 Long-term debt, excluding current installments14,335 899 26,504 4,897 Common stock Class B, $0.01 par value. Authorized 15,000,000 shares; 2009 2,035 $ 214 Weighted average common shares outstanding – basic Total divisional operating income Total SG&A expenses 14,663 20,362 573 31,948 $(1,341) 669 Dec. 31,Assets2010 Total liabilities34,048 2,431 Cash and cash equivalents$ 2,200 7,439 65,751 Accumulated deficit(35,277) 279 7,241 3,200 758 Assets held for sale621 14,424 July 3,last_img read more

Woman taken away in ambulance following crash in Johnson City

first_imgA 12 News crew at the scene reports a woman was taken away from the scene in an ambulance. JOHNSON CITY (WBNG) — Binghamton authorities responded to car vs pedestrian crash in Johnson City Friday morning. The incident occurred on Main Street between N. Floral and Wells Avenue.center_img Dispatchers were unable to comment on additional information.last_img

Retail Trading spaces

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​​​​​​​COVID-19: Indonesia expects WHO to assist in procuring rapid antigen test kits

first_imgIndonesia is expecting the World Health Organization (WHO) to include the Southeast Asian country among the recipients of the rapid antigen test kits so as to speed up coronavirus detection in the archipelago.Earlier on Monday, the WHO announced that some 120 million antigen test kits would be available at a cost of US$5 each for low- and middle-income countries. It said the $600 million scheme would serve to expand testing in poorer nations where lab facilities or trained health workers to carry out swab tests were lacking.”We have communicated with the WHO’s representative in Indonesia and we asked [for Indonesia] to be considered to receive the test kits from the WHO,” national COVID-19 task force spokesperson Wiku Adisasmito said on Thursday. Read also: Use antigen tests for screening but with caution: ExpertsWiku said Indonesia would immediately use the rapid antigen tests to expedite coronavirus screening and detection in the country.“Will lndonesia use rapid antigen tests? The answer is yes. We have received good quality antigen tests recommended by the WHO. We are currently reviewing and considering to use them,” said Wiku.He went on to say that the rapid antigen tests were more accurate than the rapid antibody tests. However, they may require further confirmation with a PCR test, especially if a person tests negative but appears to have COVID-19 symptoms.The antigen tests offer the chance of a faster result, even within minutes, without sophisticated lab equipment. It only uses a paper strip containing coronavirus antibodies that react when touching the virus’ spike protein. (aly)Topics :last_img read more

Gold Coast penthouse on the market for the first time in three decades

first_imgEntertain in style.The apartment has been extensively renovated and transformed from its ’70s look to a modern abode. “We’ve tidied it up and made it a lot more modern,” he said. “It’s been painted, had new flooring and new electrics and the bathrooms, kitchen and pool have all been refurbished.” There are plenty of living areas.He said the family was sad to be letting the property go but the time had come to sell.“We just can’t make use of it like we used to,” Mr Griffin said.Tolemy Stevens of Harcourts Coastal is taking the property to auction on December 2. The DeVille penthouse will go under the hammer on December 2.IT’S not often a property of this calibre hits the Gold Coast market.In fact, it has been 31 years since the DeVille Apartments penthouse in Main Beach has been for sale. During those decades, the four-bedroom residence has been a holiday haven for the McEniery family. There are views of the ocean, marina, Hinterland, parkland and the city lights.The north-facing property has great views from sunrise to sunset of the ocean, marina, Hinterland, parkland and the city lights.“On a clear day you can see the Tower of Terror at Dreamworld,” Mr Griffin said.“My grandparents’ favourite thing to do was have a scotch while looking out to the Broadwater and up to the marina.“Every afternoon at sunset you would find them on the deck on the lower level.” The kitchen has been refurbished. More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North2 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa22 hours agoUpstairs.The two-level penthouse stands out with its rooftop pool, sun-lounging deck, two wet bars, sauna, spa and expansive formal and living areas. “Upstairs is basically operated purely for entertaining while the bedrooms are on the lower level,” Mr Griffin said. From the air it is a sight to behold.The late Denis and Eileen McEniery bought the property on levels 26 and 27 in 1986. The couple had bought the sub-penthouse in the building five years earlier. “I was told my grandfather went upstairs to the auction in the lift just wearing shorts and no shirt and ended up winning the auction,” said grandson Will Griffin. What a view! One of the five bathrooms.Mr Griffin said the penthouse had plenty of family memories associated with it.“The major thing that stands out is the number of family Christmas gatherings we had there,” he said.“There were 12 grandchildren and six great grandchildren and we spent a lot of Christmases at The De Ville. “With the pool on the rooftop it was like out own little beach house.“There were kids everywhere. Because it is so big, you could have a lot of people up there and there was still plenty of room.”last_img read more

Tackling transphobia in Auckland schools

first_imgStuff co.nz 23 June 2015Some students are not going to the toilet all day because they don’t feel safe using school bathrooms.RainbowYOUTH education director Aych McArdle says cases like this are a daily occurrence and transphobic bullying is a reality in Kiwi schools.Gender neutral uniforms, unisex toilets, welcoming same-sex partners at school balls and inclusive sports teams are all recommended in new sexuality education guidelinesIt is the first time the Ministry of Education guide has been revised since 2002.McArdle says schools need to create safe, inclusive learning environments for all of their students and adopting these guidelines is a start.“You will have queer and gender diverse students at your school – they exist – and everyone involved in the school community – teachers, principals, parents, students – is responsible for that environment to be a safe space for all students.”Four out of every 100 students reported that they were either transgender or that they were not sure of their gender in a 2012 survey of 8500 secondary school students.http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/education/69660793/tackling-transphobia-in-auckland-schoolslast_img read more

Amokachi: Only Ndidi could make Nigeria’s 1994 World Cup team

first_img Loading… Promoted Content10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoDid You Notice How Natural Simba’s Movements Looked In The Movie?6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our PlanetThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her GrandsonTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More Playing in his 30th English top-flight game of the season, Ndidi underlined his efficiency for the Foxes holding sway in the middle alongside James Justin, Luke Thomas, and Youri Tielemans. For his effort, he made 46 passes, five interceptions, won 10 tackles including an 89% passing accuracy. read also:Leicester/Palace: Iheanacho, Ndidi monitor United’s victory in dressing room His effectiveness quashed Chris Wilder’s five-man midfield that had Enda Stevens, Ben Osborn, Oliver Norwood, Sander Berge, and George Baldock – cutting their supplies for David McGoldrick and Oliver McBurnie. Interestingly, the 23-year-old has made 121 tackles in the English elite division so far to lead the top tacklers’ chart ahead of Manchester United’s Aaron Wan-Bissaka and teammate Ricardo Pereira. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Former Super Eagles coach, Daniel Amokachi, has rated Wilfred Ndidi high among the present national team players, saying that only the Leicester City star could easily make Nigeria’s team to the 1994 FIFA World Cup in the USA. According to Amokachi, the Leicester star is blessed with qualities of a ‘very dependable’ player any coach would like to use to achieve results. “I have been saying it and I will continue to say it only Ndidi is good enough to enter the first starting eleven of our 1994 set because of the qualities in him. He is a great player and with time, if he did not leave his present team, he would become their captain in the future,” Amokachi said on Sports radio 88.9 FM. Only on Thursday, Ndidi put up an impressive showing as Leicester City overwhelmed Sheffield United 2-0 in a Premier League encounter. Goals from Ayoze Perez and substitute Demarai Gray were all Brendan Rodgers’ team needed to secure maximum points against the Blades.Advertisementlast_img read more

Gerrard could tackle Tigers

first_img Gerrard has not played in the Reds’ last four games after sustaining a hamstring problem in a 4-1 Barclays Premier League win over West Ham at Anfield on December 7. Asked on Monday if the England skipper might be fit to play in Wednesday’s top-flight encounter with Hull, Rodgers said: “We will assess that over the next 24 hours. “Steven has rejoined training so we’ll see how he is for Hull.” Rodgers also revealed that midfielder Joe Allen, who came off in the second half of Sunday’s 2-1 loss at Chelsea, is set to be sidelined for “a few weeks” with an abductor strain, and that he is awaiting news on how long defender Mamadou Sakho’s hamstring strain is likely to sideline him for following his withdrawal towards the end of the Stamford Bridge contest. Rodgers said: “Joe will probably be a few weeks and with Sakho we are just awaiting confirmation. “Glen Johnson came off but that was tactical, not injury-enforced, and there are one or two other niggles that we have to assess. “Jordan Henderson (who took a knock against Chelsea) is fine. He was obviously on his first day of recovery today and is still sore, but he is a real soldier and should be fit.” As well as Gerrard, Rodgers has lost the likes of Daniel Sturridge, Jon Flanagan, Jose Enrique to injury in recent weeks. Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has indicated club captain Steven Gerrard could return to action in the New Year’s Day home clash with Hull.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Visiting nations to descend on Bartica today ahead of weekend’s action

first_imgTHE visiting nations that would be contesting the 13th edition of the Junior Caribbean Cycling Championships (JCCC) are expected to descend on the host town of Bartica, today. Most of them arrived in Guyana yesterday and would be heading to the race destination.The Guyanese are already there and have been going through their paces as they prepare to represent with pride at this historical event for Guyana – the first time the Land of Many Waters is hosting a regional cycling event.Juvenile and junior riders from Bermuda, Barbados, St Martin, Suriname, Dominica, Anguilla, Puerto Rico, Cayman Islands, Trinidad and Tobago, Bahamas, United States Virgin Islands and Grenada would be testing one another in tomorrow’s Time Trials and Sunday’s Road Race.Bartica Mayor, His Worship Gifford Marshall, commented: “We are eagerly awaiting our first major international event since Bartica became a town. Over the next two days we will be given a lifetime opportunity to display our true potential as a town.This activity is another highlight of our Green Agenda, which places emphasis on “active mobility”. It is our hope that sports will become a greater priority within our township as we continue to improve our sports tourism package. We wish all the teams well and most importantly, an enjoyable and successful championship.”Team Guyana: Juniors – Ajay Gopilall and Ralph Seenarine. Juveniles – David Hicks, Mario Washington, Jonathan Ramsuchit and Jerimiah Joseph. Ladies – Clivecia Se[ncer and Selena Stephen. Alternates – Steve Bhimsen, Sherwin Sampson and Elisha Rutherford.The Time Trials tomorrow will commence at 08:30hrs while the Juvenile Men’s and Women’s Road Race will pedal off at 08:00hrs on Sunday with the Junior Men Road Race starting two hours later.last_img read more