Stephen Colbert Gets a Taste of Fiddler with Help from Danny Burstein & Co.

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first_img Related Shows Star Files View Comments Stephen Colbert with the cast of ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ Fiddler on the Roofcenter_img Note: When you catch Fiddler on the Roof, make sure you’re in line for the Broadway Theatre and not the Ed Sullivan, home of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. They’re across the street from each other, so it can be confusing—especially when Colbert is singing tunes from the classic musical. After Alexandra Silber, Samantha Massell and Melanie Moore joined the host for a performance of “Matchmaker, Matchmaker,” Fiddler headliner Danny Burstein helped Colbert get into his Anatevka finest—beard and all—for a rousing rendition of “Tradition.” We think it’s only fair that Burstein turns the table himself and hosts a talk show at the Broadway. Until then, enjoy their performance below. Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 31, 2016 Danny Bursteinlast_img read more

U.S. Energy Agency Sees Declining Long-Term Role for Coal, Views Renewables as Fastest-Growing Energy Sector Through 2040

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first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Energy Information Administration:Through 2040, the IEO2017 projects increased world consumption of marketed energy from all fuel sources, except for coal demand, which is projected to remain essentially flat. Renewables are expected to be the fastest-growing energy source, with consumption increasing by an average 2.3% per year between 2015 and 2040. The world’s second fastest-growing source of energy is projected to be nuclear power, with consumption increasing by 1.5% per year over that period.Natural gas, which has a lower carbon intensity than coal and petroleum, is the fastest-growing fossil fuel in the outlook, with global natural gas consumption increasing by 1.4% per year. The relatively high rate of natural gas consumption growth is attributed to abundant natural gas resources and rising production—including supplies of tight gas, shale gas, and coalbed methane.Although liquid fuels—mostly petroleum-based—remain the largest energy source throughout the IEO2017 projections, the liquids share of world marketed energy consumption is projected to fall slightly, from 33% in 2015 to 31% in 2040. As oil prices rise, energy consumers are expected to turn to more energy-efficient technologies and switch away from liquid fuels where possible.Compared with the strong growth in coal use in the 2000s, global coal use remains flat in EIA’s international projection. Coal is increasingly replaced by natural gas, renewables, and—in China and a few other countries—nuclear power for electricity generation. Demand for coal in industrial processes is also expected to slow.Even though IEO2017 expects the nonfossil fuels (renewables and nuclear) to grow faster than fossil fuels, fossil fuels still account for more than three-quarters of world energy consumption through 2040. More: EIA projects 28% increase in world energy use by 2040 U.S. Energy Agency Sees Declining Long-Term Role for Coal, Views Renewables as Fastest-Growing Energy Sector Through 2040last_img read more

Eat Like a Caveman

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first_imgYou want to lose weight, gain muscle mass, and feel more energetic? Eat like a caveman, say advocates of the so-called Paleo Diet. The diet eliminates grains, dairy, and most processed foods. It’s one of the hottest nutrition trends in the country right now—and also one of the most controversial. Like Atkins and the South Beach Diet, Paleo drastically limits the amount of carbohydrates in each meal and emphasizes wild meat, fish, and seasonal fruits and vegetables.According to Paleo devotees, the human diet began deteriorating during the Agricultural Revolution 10,000 years ago when we started eating farm-raised grains in large quantities. Then, 200 years ago, the Industrial Revolution led to processed, packaged foods laden with additives and preservatives, resulting in our current obesity epidemic.Dr. Loren Cordain, father of the Paleo movement, advocates a meat-centric diet that supposedly is based on the diet of ancient societies. According to his studies, the typical Paleolithic tribe’s diet was comprised of roughly 56 to 65 percent meat. A paper published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 1985 suggested the ratio could even be higher. However, many anthropologists say some older Paleolithic studies that contributed to the “meat-centric” caveman image were skewed by the fact that bone is far better preserved at archaeological sites than biodegradable vegetable matter.While meat played a critical role in human evolution, most anthropologists today have largely rejected the myth of blood-thirsty carnivorous cavemen. Instead, primitive human beings were opportunistic omnivores—with teeth, limbs, and a gastrointestinal tract more conducive for digesting plant material than large quantities of meat. Gathering wild plants required much less caloric expenditure than hunting, and yielded more reliable sustenance. While meat consumption varied by geographic location, anthropologists at Washington University in St. Louis estimate that meat comprised less than 20 percent of most paleolithic diets.Berries, nuts, and even wild grains comprised the bulk of the diet for many Paleolithic tribes, according to Dr. Anna Revedin at the Italian Institute of Prehistory. Researchers found evidence on 30,000 year-old grindstones found throughout Europe that suggests Paleos harvested plants like cattails and fern roots to make flour. Meanwhile, grains have been found in Paleolithic storage bins, and a 2004 study of a Stone Age site in Israel showed the staple food was wild grasses.Rebecca Mohning, a registered dietician who teaches at George Washington University, puts the Paleo Diet in the same “fad” classification as the Atkins diet, though she believes Paleo is more balanced than its predecessor. 1 2last_img read more

In Memoriam

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first_img In Memoriam H. H. Baskin, Jr., Clearwater Admitted 1949; Died February 6, 2003 William B. Blackwood, Jr., Clearwater Admitted 1971; Died June 1, 2005 Alex E. Carlson, Miami Springs Admitted 1953; Died July 1, 2005 Russell E. Crawford, Jr., Orlando Admitted 1973; Died August 23, 2005 Jack R. Elliott, Indialantic Admitted 1978; Died March 17, 2005 James H. Ellis, Scarsdale, NY Admitted 1968; Died May 26, 2005 Julius Finegold, Jacksonville Admitted 1967; Died September 23, 2005 M. David Gelfand, New Orleans, LA Admitted 1979; Died September 25, 2005 Charles Russell George III, Orlando Admitted 1976; Died May 26, 2005 Earl Francis Gialanella, Jr., Vestal, NY Admitted 1989; Died February 21, 2001 George Leith Harrell II, Jacksonville Admitted 1971; Died June 8, 2005 William F. Leonard, Ft. Lauderdale Admitted 1951; Died August 7, 2005 Paul R. Levenson, New York, NY Admitted 1997; Died September 6, 2005 Lealand L. Lovering, Sharpes Admitted 1959; Died June 12, 2005 William M. MacKenzie, Jr., Highlands, NC Admitted 1949; Died July 9, 2004 Alfred Manheim, Miami Admitted 1976; Died November 24, 2004 John J. O’Brien, Miami Admitted 1964; Died July 16, 2005 In Memoriam December 15, 2005 In Memoriamlast_img read more

Contemporary, low-maintenance living appeals

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first_imgInside the home at 37 Sandover Cct, Holmview.Mr Stassen said the Holmview market had been performing quite well. “It’s always very steady — it doesn’t matter what’s happening in the wider market,” he said. “The whole Beenleigh corridor is undervalued so it’s kind of a no-brainer for smart buyers.“Investors have dropped off a little bit because of bank restrictions but that leaves more scope for owner-occupiers.“We’re seeing a decent amount of first homebuyers and a lot of younger families.” The home at 37 Sandover Cct, Holmview.A LOWSET home on a small block in Holmview has sold after just one week on market.Selling agent Alex Stassen, of Harcourts M1, said the three-bedroom home at 37 Sandover Cct sold for $350,000. “We had about four groups through the first open home and the buyers came through after that and fell in love with the place,” he said. “The buyers were a mother and daughter.”Mr Stassen said the house was on quite a small block but it was less than two years old. More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020“The smaller, low-maintenance block appealed to the buyers and they liked that it neat and modern with high ceilings,” he said. last_img read more

Brisbane median house price hits record high

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first_imgNatasha and Andrew Reid, with their kids Jessica, 12, and Stephanie, 10, have their Holland Park West house up for sale. Picture: AAP Image Steve Pohlner.BRISBANE’S median house price has hit a new high, with market growth up 30 per cent in the past five years.The latest Real Estate Institute of Queensland Market Monitor, to be released today, reveals Brisbane’s median house price increased 2.5 per cent in the past year to hit a record-breaking $673,000.REIQ chief executive Antonia Mercorella said the market in the Brisbane local government area (LGA) had grown almost 30 per cent over the past five years, thanks to “steady, sustainable growth’’ giving buyers confidence.House prices in the Greater Brisbane market, which includes Brisbane, Ipswich, Logan, Moreton Bay and Redland, rose 2.8 per cent in the past year and 1 per cent in the June quarter to $524,000.Within Brisbane itself, the median house price increased by 0.9 per cent in the quarter.The REIQ has released their latest median house price figures.“Over the medium term, the Greater Brisbane house market grew 20.1 per cent or the equivalent to nearly $88,000 for the past five years,’’ Ms Mercorella said.The REIQ figures revealed that cheap and cheerful Caboolture South was the top performing suburb within Greater Brisbane during the June quarter with a massive 30.4 per cent increase in its median house price to a still affordable $327,500.The REIQ has released their latest median house price figures.LJ Hooker Morayfield/Caboolture agent Greg Meiers said Caboolture South market was popular with investors.“It is close to the train, the shops, schools, and houses in the area get good rental yields,” he said. “I think a lot of people will look back in 20 years and wonder why they didn’t buy up here.”Holland Park West was the best performer in the Brisbane LGA during the June quarter with its median house price up by 24.5 per cent to $842,000.The new data was welcomed by Tash and Andrew Reid, who are selling their house at 7 Pickthorne St in Holland Park West.Natasha and Andrew Reid, with their kids Jessica, 12, and Stephanie, 10, have their Holland Park West house up for sale. Picture: AAP Image Steve Pohlner“We had been living in a smaller house at Mount Gravatt East and upgraded to this house in 2006,” Mrs Reid said.“It is such a lovely area – 50m to the bus, you can walk to the shops, the school, there is a park across the road and it’s a great family area. But we are upgrading again, back to Mount Gravatt East. We have both thought that maybe we are mad leaving because it is just so convenient.”The REIQ has released their latest median house price figures.The REIQ report also reveals buyers were keen to get as much land as they could, with the median house price skyrocketing 24.9 per cent to $1.28 million for houses on more than 2500sq m of land during the June quarter.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus16 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market16 hours agoCoastal markets were still strong performers with the state’s highest median house price increase for the quarter at Hope Island on the Gold Coast. The median increased by 38.2 per cent $950,000.Sunshine Coast was not far behind with the median house price in Noosa Heads up by 32.2 per cent to $1.19 million.The unit market did not do as well as the housing market, although there were some standout performers with the median unit price in Rochedale increasing 51.6 per cent to $705,000 and in Marsden by 22.5 per cent to $343,900 in the past 12 months.Ms Mercorella said supply continued to outstrip demand in the unit market in parts of Brisbane, and more broadly across Greater Brisbane.“However, with strong net internal migration to the southeast corner of Queensland and strong overseas migration coming to the southern parts of the state, we are optimistic that unit supply will be absorbed,’’ she said.The REIQ has released their latest median house price figures.The Greater Brisbane unit market grew by 1.3 per cent, to a median of $405,000 in the June quarter and by 1.4 per cent in the past 12 months.Ms Mercorella said the only local government area to experience a drop in unit prices in the June quarter was Logan, where it fell 1.3 per cent.Toowong was the strongest performer in the unit market for the quarter. Its median up 31.1 per cent to $540,000.Statewide, that was followed by Kings Beach on the Sunshine Coast where the median unit price increased by 27.4 per cent to $500,000.In terms of vacant land, the latest Oliver Hume Quarterly Market Insights national land market report shows median land prices across southeast Queensland have reached $240,013, up about $7000 from the same period last year. Brisbane and the Gold Coast recorded the highest median land prices, $356,750 and $334,300 respectively.“Interstate migration continues to highlight the Queensland market … with many of our southern counterparts seeking greener pastures,” Oliver Hume national head of research George Bougias said. – Michelle Hele and Samantha HealyFOLLOW @COURIERMAILREALESTATE ON FACEBOOKlast_img read more

COSCO, Abu Dhabi Ports Open New Terminal at Khalifa Port

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first_imgCOSCO Shipping Ports and Abu Dhabi Ports inaugurated today CSP Abu Dhabi Terminal at Khalifa Port, adding Abu Dhabi as the regional hub for COSCO’s global network of 36 ports as part of China’s Belt and Road Initiative.This is the first international greenfield subsidiary of COSCO Shipping Ports, a port operating arm of China COSCO Shipping, and it is the result of the 35-year agreement between Abu Dhabi Ports and CSP.The terminal has a design capacity of 2.5 million TEU and will begin with a handling capacity of 1.5 million TEU. The water depth of the terminal is 16.5 metres, allowing it to accommodate mega-vessels typically carrying in excess of 20,000 TEU. The deepwater, semi-automated container terminal includes the largest container freight station in the Middle East, covering 275,000 square metres.Abu Dhabi Ports has earmarked AED 10 billion (USD 2.7 bn) in investment that will increase capacity at Khalifa Port from the current 5 million TEU to 9.1 million TEU, which also includes boosting capacity at Terminal 1 to more than 5 million TEU. “China and the UAE share a strong and long-standing bond across a variety of ties, including economic, cultural, and trade and investment, and a common vision of a stable and prosperous future for our peoples and the world. We look forward to nurturing our partnership in a spirit of friendly cooperation,” Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan,Chief of the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince’s Court, said.In addition to attracting investors from Eastern Asia, Abu Dhabi Port expects the terminal to attract investment in the free zone of Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD).China is the UAE’s largest non-oil trade partner. In 2017, bilateral trade between the two countries increased by 15 percent to more than USD 53 billion, representing 14.7 percent of the UAE’s total foreign trade.During the same period the UAE accounted for nearly 30 percent of total Chinese exports to Arab countries and about 22 percent of total Arab-China trade. Bilateral trade is expected to increase to USD 70 billion a year by 2020.last_img read more

Safe Passage Is Still Open Amid Crisis

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first_imgSOUTHEAST INDIANA – Safe Passage is reminding citizens they are still open during the health crisis and able to serve anyone in need of assistance from domestic and sexual violence.“In this time of uncertainty and necessary isolation, if you’re afraid or if tension or abuse is escalating in your circumstances, you are not alone,”said Executive Director Jane Yorn. Contact them online by clicking here or by calling the 24/7 Hotline at 1(877)-733-1990. Safe Passage, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to provide help, healing and hope to build a community free of domestic and sexual violence. Through extensive services and support to victims of domestic and sexual violence and innovative community-based prevention programming, we strive to build safe, stable nurturing relationships and communities.last_img read more

21-year-old intentionally runs over Vietnam veteran

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first_imgAuthorities have arrested a 21-year-old man who told them that he ran over a veteran because he wanted to know what it left like to kill someone.Justyn Pennell was arrested in Pasco County Thursday after he called the sheriff’s department to report that he intentionally ran over an elderly veteran.Pennell told authorities that he left his home with the intention of running someone over and spotted the 75-year-old victim walking down the street with a walking stick. He then made a U-turn and accelerated in the Vietnam veteran’s direction to run him over.During the police interview, the 21-year-old also told investigators that he had been having thoughts of killing someone for months and that he was laughing and smiling as he ran over the victim.When asked why he contacted police, Pennell the car sustained too much damage and was immobile so he could not leave the scene.Pennell has since been charged with first-degree homicide.last_img read more

GFF-Scotiabank Academy Training Centre session up and running

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first_imgPROMISING youth footballers from Georgetown took part in the city’s first GFF-Scotiabank Academy Training Centre session last Friday, with the Under-17 boys training at the Tucville ground.Technical Development Officer of the Guyana Football Federation Inc.(GFF), SampsonUnder-17 players practise dribbling skills at the first GFF-Scotiabank Academy Training Centre session for the Georgetown Football Association region at the Tucville ground.Gilbert, who is in charge of scouting and developing the best talent in the Georgetown Football Association region, and GFF Youth Development Coach, Challous McKinnon, put the group through a range of structured drills and mini-games on Friday evening.The nation-wide weekly sessions cater for boys and girls between the ages of 5 and 17, and are designed to promote participation and more effectively prepare young players for elite- level football and the national squads, as part of the national football philosophy and development plans of the GFF.last_img read more