first_imgPhotos: Matthew Murphy | Styling: David Withrow | Hair & Makeup: Alex Michaels | Production Assistant: Evan Zimmerman | Shot at Studios LIC The infectious Sergio Trujillo nabbed a 2016 Tony nomination for On Your Feet!’s vibrant choreography. Beginning on Broadway as a dancer in Guys and Dolls and Fosse, the Toronto native had his sights set on (literally) making moves, going on to choreograph Main Stem smashes like Memphis, Jersey Boys, The Addams Family and Next to Normal (all of which ran simultaneously in 2011, btw). On Your Feet! marks his first Tony nod, and by the looks of the killer ensemble, which includes Carlos E. Gonzalez, Tanairi Sade Vasquez, Nina Lafarga and Luis Salgado, this is only the beginning. Photographer Matthew Murphy captured them where they shine brightest—on their feet! Check out the colorful shoot!VIEW THE PHOTO GALLERY Related Shows Carlos E. Gonzalez, Tanairi Sade Vasquez, Sergio Trujillo, Nina Lafarga & Luis Salgado(Photo: Matthew Murphy) Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 20, 2017 On Your Feet! View Commentslast_img read more

first_imgOn a recent visit to the Sawnee Mountain Preserve in Cumming, Ga., I was shocked to find many dead bees in the preserve’s observation hive.The fallen insects were piled up at the bottom of the display and at the entrance and exit to the hive. Bill Dunn, who manages the hive for the center, believed the bees collected nectar from flowers that had been sprayed or dusted with an insecticide and had inadvertently contaminated themselves with it. He expected most of the bees in the hive would die as a result.Contaminated pollen?Nectar, the sweet liquid produced by many flowers, is the major food source for bees and the raw material used to make honey. Pollen collected by the bees may also have been contaminated with insecticide. Worker bees returned to the hive carrying loads of nectar and pollen from insecticide-treated flowers and shared it with other workers, larvae and even the queen.Bees are insects and exposure to insecticidal products can kill them. Early spring is a critical time in the life of a beehive. Warm temperatures increase activity within the hive and stimulate workers to begin foraging for food. Usually, there are few flowers to choose from in the first weeks of spring. Flowering trees such as pear, plum, peach, quince and apple do tend to produce the largest sources of nectar in the early spring. Bees are an essential part of our ecosystem. They provide pollination to many fruit and vegetable plants. Without bees, our food choices would become severely restricted. Insecticides applied as sprays or dusts represent the biggest threats to bee populations. Many commonly used insecticides like Sevin, Malathion, Permethrin and Orthene are hazardous to bees and can remain toxic for several days after application. There are relatively non-hazardous insecticides available. They include Pyrethrum, Azadirachtin (Neem oil) and insecticidal soaps that rapidly break down by exposure to sunlight and microbes. Use low toxic chemicals, late in the dayBy following a few simple steps, you reduce the threat to bees when applying pesticides. Apply chemicals late in the day when bees are not foraging. Use chemicals with low toxicity or those that are less persistent. Spray only the target organ and avoid open flowers. Apply insecticides when there is no wind. Spray only when the target insects are active. Beekeepers can reduce the risk of poisoning by locating hives at least 3 miles away from crops that are routinely treated with insecticides. Sometimes, particularly where fruit production is the goal, peach, plum, pear and apple trees are treated with insecticide to protect them.Takes it back to the hiveBees visiting these flowers may be killed instantly if exposed to a dose of insecticide, or as in the case of the display hive at mountain preserve, bees pick up sub-lethal doses of insecticide in nectar and return to the hive. When water is removed from the nectar and then served to the inhabitants of the hive, the doses of insecticide are increased to lethal concentrations. last_img read more

first_imgIn addition to this, the following statement by State Senator Fred Akshar was sent to 12 News: The Southern Tier is expected to move onto the fourth phase on Friday. In a statement sent to 12 News, Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo said the following: I can see why businesses, and some non-profits like the YMCA, are frustrated by this unexpected news. They had reworked their operations in order to comply with new health and safety guidance. New Yorkers have successfully reduced spread of COVID by respecting the health of our fellow community members. I think we are ready to responsibly take on this next set of openings, knowing that if our COVID numbers begin it rise, actions can be taken. Broome County Executive Jason Garnar says the state must allow all businesses to reopen in the final phase for the economy to fully return. (WBNG) — Local officials are reacting to the news that malls, gyms and theaters will not be opening as part of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s reopening plan. In the dark of the night, the state cancelled these plans, and instead declared that motion picture, TV and streaming service production, as well as ‘low-risk’ indoor and outdoor arts and entertainment could resume operations. No date or plan has been given for movie theaters or gyms, only the pithy promise of “soon.” It’s just another example of arbitrary, confusing and contradictory messages coming from Albany bureaucrats.last_img read more

first_img Dyche insisted the decision was not the sole reason his side are bottom of the table and facing a return to the Championship after a one-season stay in the top flight. “I’m not going to remotely suggest that it’s this one decision that has led to where we are,” he said. “We’ve created enough chances to win games and we haven’t taken them. “But when you really need decisions to be right, in my opinion it wasn’t right. “It’s a massive moment in a game like this. That changes everything. It’s hard enough to win games at this level 11 v 11. “It’s a real sadness to me that at this stage of the season and these vital games I’m having to speak about a referee’s decision which quite obviously changed the game.” The Hammers might be safe in mid-table but Allardyce’s side had scored only three goals in their previous seven games and they failed to make their numerical advantage pay – having to settle for a single goal as their fans endured a tense finish to the game. Allardyce, who admitted the sending off was “unfortunate” said: “The penalty, there’s no doubt. It was very important because we didn’t score any more goals. We should’ve scored more, we didn’t and we won 1-0. “Our only weakness today was not converting more chances. “Because we didn’t get that goal at the end, or in the middle of the second half, to make it 2-0 you all get a little nervous based on what’s happened to us recently. “We saw it out today, so we’ve done everything right. “That clean sheet has been the key factor in the last two games to get us back on winning ways.” The Clarets are eight points adrift of safety with three games remaining after Michael Duff’s controversial sending off and Mark Noble’s resulting penalty earned the Hammers victory at Upton Park. “That makes it a whole big mountain to climb now. You’re going into myths, legends and folklores,” said Dyche, whose side next play Hull, one of the two safe teams they can overhaul. Burnley manager Sean Dyche admits a miraculous recovery is required for his side to retain their Premier League status following the 1-0 loss at West Ham. Press Association “I’m a realist. I don’t do blind faith. Positive realities, I call it. I’m positive but there has to be a reality.” Referee Jonathan Moss dismissed Duff for clipping Cheikhou Kouyate in the box, with Noble converting the spot kick for Sam Allardyce’s side to score their first penalty of the season. Dyche has no qualms with the penalty award, but believes anyone in the vicinity of Upton Park would have been surprised with the red card being issued. “I asked the ref after the game and he said it was because he was ready to shoot and score,” Dyche added. “I’ve got no problem with the fact it’s a penalty. I think there’s a stadium full of people who are very surprised it’s a sending off. “I can only imagine their manager was surprised. Their staff were certainly surprised. I think the subs were surprised it was a sending off. “I think the groundsman was surprised it was a sending off, I think the linesman was surprised it was a sending off. “I think there was a tube station nearby where they were surprised it was a sending off.” last_img read more

first_img First Published: 27th October, 2019 16:19 IST “We’re a work in progress,” Gentry said. “I loved the effort that we played with and thought we did a really good job. We put ourselves in a position to win against a really good team.” FOLLOW US “I know nowadays getting a triple-double seems normal, but I take a lot of pride and a lot of energy and sacrifice and a lot of things I do off the floor to get ready to compete and play at a high level,” Westbrook said. “For me, that’s a great accomplishment, especially growing up and never thinking I would be able to play in the NBA. Now, I’m able to be in the history books. It’s a blessing, and I don’t take it for granted.” Westbrook hit two clutch free throws to give Houston the three-point lead with 6.1 seconds remaining. Josh Hart missed a 3 at the buzzer and Houston held on. Houston worked through occasional chemistry issues, frequently turning the ball over on errant passes. Westbrook and Harden combined for 12 turnovers, with Harden leading the game with eight. Harden was 2 of 18 from the 3-point line after going 1 for 8 in the season opener. He was 8-for-29 from the field, but was 11 of 12 from the free throw line. Harden shrugged off the shooting woes. “I’m going to take as many shots as they give me,” Harden said. “Tonight, they didn’t fall. But the most important thing is, we’ve got to win. I think we locked in defensively when we needed to get stops. It’s slowly coming together.” On Westbrook, D’Antoni complimented his poise and how nothing fazes him, calling the guard “relentless.” Similarly, Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry called Westbrook the Energizer Bunny for his unwavering energy. “The people that say, ‘How are they going to fit or how are they going to do?’ When you’re great players, you find a way to make it work, and they’re great players,” Gentry said. The Rockets bounced back after a 117-111 season-opening loss to Milwaukee on Thursday night.Brandon Ingram gave Houston’s defense fits, scoring 35 points while adding a game-high 15 rebounds. Lonzo Ball had 18 points on 4 of 9 shooting from 3. New Orleans is off to its first 0-3 start since the 2016-2017 season. Russell Westbrook said he’ll take some time to reflect on the significance of his latest performance. After posting his second straight triple-double since joining the Houston Rockets and the 139th of his career, Westbrook passed Magic Johnson for second on the all-time list, behind only Oscar Robertson’s 181. Westbrook had 28 points, 13 assists and 10 rebounds and James Harden had 29 points to lead the Rockets to a 126-123 win over the New Orleans Pelicans. The Pelicans were without point guard Jrue Holiday, who is day-to-day with a left knee sprain. Hart started in Holiday’s place, scoring 23 points in 34 minutes. The Pelicans are already without top draft pick Zion Williamson, who is expected to miss the first six to eight weeks of the season after undergoing arthroscopic surgery to repair the lateral meniscus in his right knee. For the last play of the third quarter, Westbrook found Austin Rivers for a corner 3 to cut New Orleans’ lead to 100-97 entering the fourth quarter.The Rockets opened up the final quarter on an 8-0 run, capped off by a thunderous two-handed dunk by Westbrook in transition to put Houston up 105-100. The Rockets led 29-24 at the end of the first quarter, but the Pelicans had a better second quarter and entered halftime tied at 61. In the final play of the first half, Harden was unable to cleanly get a 3 off at the buzzer in a heavily defended shot attempt. After the horn sounded, Harden slammed the ball off the court in frustration, only for it to come back hit him in the mouth. COMMENT Last Updated: 27th October, 2019 16:19 IST Harden Has 29, Westbrook Has 28 In 126-123 Win Over Pelicans Russell Westbrook said he’ll take some time to reflect on the significance of his latest performance.center_img “I don’t care who he’s playing against, what kind of scheme — either he gets 50 or he doesn’t, and that’s depending on him,” D’Antoni said. “I’m expecting next game he’ll do it, and if not, the game after.” Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni also said he wasn’t alarmed by Harden’s rough shooting start to the season. Associated Press Television News WATCH US LIVE LIVE TV SUBSCRIBE TO US “It got my beard so it just protected me,” Harden said with a laugh. TIP-INSPelicans: Hart received a technical foul shortly after hitting a 3-pointer midway through the third quarter, possibly for taunting but it was unclear. … Jahlil Okafor fouled out of the game early in the fourth quarter after playing less than 12 minutes in the game.Rockets: All Houston starters scored in double-figures, and Eric Gordon added 13 points off the bench. … Houston went 13 of 45 from 3 (28.9.NBA/CHINA RELATIONSHIPThere was a pre-game demonstration outside of the main entrance of the Toyota Center by several dozen people holding signs and wearing shirts in support of anti-government protesters in Hong Kong.Houston general manager Daryl Morey angered China with a since-deleted tweet in support of the protesters earlier this month. Several protesters attended Thursday night’s season opener, but fewer were seen in attendance on Saturday night.ASTROS SCORE UPDATESSome of the loudest cheers from the relatively lightly attended Toyota Center crowd came when the Rockets posted score updates and video highlights on the videoboard from the Houston Astros’ World Series Game 4, happening simultaneously in Washington. The Rockets PA announcer even accidentally called JJ Redick “Josh Reddick” on one 3-pointer to the crowd before correcting himself. Reddick is an Astros outfielder.UP NEXTPelicans: Host Golden State on Monday night.Rockets: Host Oklahoma City on Monday night. Written Bylast_img read more