Shia LaBeouf Dragged Out of Cabaret in Handcuffs

first_imgOh, Shia! After noisily exiting the Broadway revival of Orphans last year, you’d think film star Shia LaBeouf might want to keep his name out of theater news for a while, but there he was on June 26, getting escorted out of the evening performance of Cabaret in handcuffs! Cabaret The story first emerged on social media… Show Closed This production ended its run on March 29, 2015 Apparently, Tony nominee Benj Pasek saw the whole thing go down. He took to Twitter to report it: And then there’s Instagram user “theblackparkerlewis,” who helpfully shared the below photo, identifying the blurry figure as LaBeouf talking to officers outside the 53rd Street back entrance to the theater, with his hands behind his back, possibly cuffed. Among the hashtags? #broadway #truestory and #funnyshit. Now a law enforcement source has told the local ABC news affiliate that the actor was “being disruptive during the first act, including smoking inside the theater.”center_img Just saw Shia LaBeouf in handcuffs in tears surrounded by 6 police officers outside of CABARET the musical. Oh New York, u is a crazy bitch — Benj Pasek (@benjpasek) June 27, 2014 View Comments That’s all. For now. Cabaret star Danny Burstein first reported the news on his Facebook page, writing during the show’s intermission: “’Ladies and gentlemen, this is your places call for Act II. Also, to let you know, Shia LaBeouf has just been escorted from the building in handcuffs.’ Yep, that just happened.” Related Showslast_img read more

Sick Tomatoes.

first_imgA tomato disease that ravaged crops in the Caribbean and Florida has arrived in Georgia, and growers here wish it had stayed southof the border.The disease is caused by the tomato yellow leaf curl virus(TYLCV). In the United States, the virus was first reported inDade County, Fla., in July 1997. It established quickly, and Floridatomato growers soon began to feel its impact.New to the U.S., but not to the Middle EastTYLCV has been present in Israel for more than 40 years. Itshowed up in Cuba, Jamaica and the Dominican Republic in the early’90s.”The virus is transmitted by sweet potato and silverleafwhiteflies,” said HanuPappu, a plant pathologist with the Universityof Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.”Infected plants suffer severe stunting and produce virtuallyno fruit.”Other symptoms include yellowing along the leafedges and upward cupping of the leaf — hence the name.Hurts Tomatoes the Most”The virus could affect a wide range of plants. But tomatois one of the primary crops affected,” Pappu said. “Recently,there was a report from Mexico that pepper plants are also susceptible.”Pappu and other CAES plant pathologists have been expectingTYLCV to cross into Georgia.”The disease is well established in Florida, and the whiteflypopulation has been building up,” he said. “It was onlya matter of time before the virus showed up here.”Hit Decatur County FirstIn the fall of 1998, infected tomato plants were reported inDecatur County, Ga. “The disease was estimated at 1 percentthen,” Pappu said. “By fall 1999, it was reported inGrady, Colquitt and Tift counties, with some fields in Grady Countybeing 15-percent infected.”At the Coastal PlainExperiment Station in Tifton, Ga., researchers have foundinfection ranging from 15 to 90 percent in experimental fieldplots.If growers notice symptoms in their fields, Pappu said, theyshouldn’t assume it’s TYLCV.Symptoms Don’t Always Mean You’ve Got TYLCV”The virus causes distinct symptoms, but other tomato-infectinggemini viruses produce similar symptoms,” he said. “ADNA-targeted method must be used to see whether it’s TYLCV.”Growers should contact their county Extension Service agentfor more on identifying and treating TYLCV.”It’s impractical to completely eradicate the virus,”Pappu said. “But a combination of production practices mayminimize its impact. These include planting disease-free transplants,removing infected plants early in the season and managing whiteflieswith insecticides.”In the future, growers could choose to plant TYLCV-resistantvarieties.”Scientists in Israel are working to breed new resistantvarieties,” Pappu said. “Here in Georgia, we’re continuingto monitor the disease situation closely, and we’re conductingresearch to better understand and control it.”last_img read more

Advocacy group fears Texas site would be open to all national radioactive waste

first_imgA proposed radioactive waste import/export rule would open Texas up to becoming the nation’s radioactive waste dumping ground, according to an anti-nuclear group in Texas, thus allowing waste from around the country to go to Waste Control Specialists’ site in Andrews County in West Texas, instead of limiting the site to the Compact states of Texas and Vermont.”More radioactive waste would mean increased financial, health and environmental risks,” said SEED Coalition Director Karen Hadden. “Analysis by nuclear expert Dr. Arjun Makhijani found that if the license was expanded and non-Compact states were allowed in, there could be nineteen times more radioactive waste than originally planned for.”Three Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) staff members resigned over the licensing of the site. In 2007, TCEQ staff recommended denying the radioactive waste license, saying that “groundwater is likely to intrude into the proposed disposal units and contact the waste from either or both of two water tables near the proposed facility.” Radioactive contamination of water could result.Nuclear reactor vessels, “poison curtains” that absorb reactor core radioactivity, and radioactive sludges and resins could all be sent to the site. There is not a single radionuclide that can’t go to a so-called “low-level” radioactive waste dump. “Six commercial radioactive waste dumps have leaked and cleanup will cost billions of dollars,” said Diane D’Arrigo of Nuclear Information and Resource Service.Exposure to radioactive materials can cause cancer, birth defects, reduced immunity and even death, depending on the type of radioactive material and the level of exposure.”Dallas billionaire Harold Simmons, owner of Waste Control Specialists (WCS), would reap the profits, while citizens bear all the risks,” said Tom “Smitty” Smith of Public Citizen. “Federal agencies and legislators should examine the increased risks of rail and highway accidents if radioactive waste was shipped from around the country as well as whether emergency responders are equipped to deal with accidents involving radioactive spills.”The rule was published November 26th, starting a 30-day public comment period that ends Dec. 26th. Comments can be sent to sends e-mail). A public hearing will be held December 9th at TCEQ, Building E, Room 201 in Austin, Texas. Learn more at is external).SOURCE SEED Coalition. AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ —last_img read more

Trees That Speak

first_imgCherokee bent-trunk guideposts are natural signageImagine a scene back in time, more than 200 years ago, when a young Cherokee Indian might be found striding quietly through the dense wilderness of North Carolina. He might be in search of water, a sacred burial site, or perhaps even a specific kind of medicinal plant. This young Cherokee could only rely on nature to guide him. In his time, of course, there weren’t white blazes or yellow diamonds or blue squares indicating the right path.Explorers nowadays go into the Blue Ridge Mountains armed with water, maps, a compass and perhaps even a GPS.  However, many Native American tribes in the South—like the Cherokee, Catawba, and Creek—used trees as their guideposts. And these weren’t ordinary trees. These were trees manipulated by the Indians on purpose, selectively bent to serve as Indian Trail Trees.In 2007, Don Wells, together with some hiking buddies, set out to map some trails in the north part of Georgia along the southern end of the Appalachian Mountains. As they hiked along, they noticed trees with peculiar bends in their trunks.  With more hiking came more peculiar looking trees. Because of their specific pattern, direction, and locations, the men believed the bends in the trees were not accidental or totally natural. And knowing their route was part of an old Cherokee Indian trail, the men began to suspect that Native Americans might have bent these trees as a way to communicate something. Directions? Water? Shelter? Medicine?In South Carolina, along a popular hiking path in a county park, three Indian Trail Trees have been discovered. Two of the trees remain proud and healthy, with characteristic horizontal bends in their trunks and purposefully shaped “noses”.  Of the third tree, only the rotted trunk and short horizontal bend remains. The rest of the tree has rotted away.These three trees in Mecklenburg County were most likely chosen and bent to bear witness to something specific.  All three Indian Trail Trees are located near a lake that was once the free-flowing Catawba River. Were these trees meant to lead tribe members to the water? Do they lead to a burial site or do they exist simply as trail markers, encouraging the tribe to keep moving forward in a particular direction?A fourth Indian Trail tree, located within the Grandfather Mountain property in North Carolina, is found along an easy and popular hiking path. Looking carefully, this tree has been modified twice – once with a typical horizontal bend and characteristic “nose” and again with a second bend in the opposite direction.  This particular tree has large “hip scars” on both sets of bent branches. Does this tree give witness to the nearby water source or the large rock overhang that could serve as shelter? Unfortunately, we’ll never know.Additional trees have been verified and documented in both Dupont and Elk Knob State Parks in North Carolina. More than 1,800 Indian Trail Trees have been verified in 39 states along more than 1,000 documented Indian trails.last_img read more

Disclosing NMLS unique identifiers

first_img continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr From time to time, the NAFCU Compliance Team receives questions regarding the requirement in Regulation G, issued pursuant to the Secure and Fair Enforcement for Mortgage Licensing Act of 2008 (SAFE Act), to disclose or make available to consumers the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System & Registry (NMLS) IDs (unique identifiers) of their mortgage loan originators. An NMLS ID is a number assigned by the NMLS to “facilitate electronic tracking and uniform identification of loan originators and public access to the employment history of, and the publicly adjudicated disciplinary and enforcement actions against, loan originators.” See, 12 USC 5107(c).Disclosure Requirements in Regulation G. Section 1007.105 of Regulation G requires credit unions to make available to consumers the unique identifiers of registered mortgage loan originators. For the purposes of the act, a mortgage loan originator is an individual who “takes a residential mortgage loan application and offers or negotiates terms of a residential mortgage loan for compensation or gain”. A residential mortgage loan is “any loan primarily for personal, family, or household use that is secured by a mortgage, deed of trust, or other equivalent consensual security interest on a dwelling (as defined in section 103(v) of the Truth in Lending Act, 15 USC 1602(v)) or residential real estate upon which is constructed or intended to be constructed a dwelling, and includes refinancings, reverse mortgages, home equity lines of credit and other first and additional lien loans that meet the qualifications listed in this definition.” See, 12 CFR §1007.102 (2)(C)(ii)(1).Credit unions are required to provide the NMLS IDs to consumers “(1) upon request, (2) before acting as a mortgage loan originator; and (3) through the originator’s initial written communication with a consumer, whether on paper or electronically”. See, 12 CFR § 1007.105 (b). These requirements apply whether the communication is provided in writing on paper or through electronic means.last_img read more

Man Found in Water South of Bellmore Dies

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 66-year-old man died after being found underwater and unconscious near an unoccupied boat in the water south of Bellmore on Thursday morning, Nassau County police said.Town of Hempstead Bay Constables found the unoccupied 19-foot boat in Broad Creek Channel near Big Crow Island. Marine Bureau officers who responded to assist found the man at 11 a.m., police said.The victim was pronounced dead two hours later. His name was not immediately released.Homicide Squad detectives found no apparent criminality and are continuing the investigation.last_img read more

Police station money was for fire companies

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion The Oct. 17 Gazette article, “$1.5 million grant to provide police station upgrades,” is incomplete. We fully support the Glenville police and do believe the town underfunds their department. However, this state money from the Municipal Facility Program of the State Dormitory Authority was originally awarded to the town of Glenville in 2005 for the volunteer fire departments.The money was intended to build a new fire training center at the old landfill located in Glenville. Since 2005, the money was never accessed or utilized, so the award amount has gradually decreased over the years, as the state has pulled from it and given to other projects. The Koetzle “two step” is to now pretend he’s doing something “good” for the town by helping the police department, when in fact he is really just taking from his own volunteer fire departments.Do yourself a favor and ask the hardworking volunteer firefighters of the town of Glenville where they believed this money was going. This money was originally intended for the fire departments and shouldn’t be transferred to our underfunded police department.Mr. Koetzle thinks the municipal building is “inadequate?” Well, we think he should stop giving himself a raise every year and put money in the budget to fix the building. Mr. Koetzle has robbed Peter to pay Paul, plain and simple, and the public has a right to know about it.Mike GodlewskiMike AragosaGlenvilleMore from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homeslast_img read more

Historic home designed by architect of modern Brisbane fails to sell at auction

first_imgA property designed by Walter Taylor at 95 Bank Road Graceville goes up for auction Picture AAP/David ClarkONE of Graceville’s most interesting historical homes failed to find a new buyer despite plenty of interest and bids in the millions.The towering property at 95 Bank Rd, Graceville, was once the home of a man whose name is connected to many Brisbane landmarks.Prominent engineer, contractor and builder Walter Taylor built the property for his family on the expansive 4076sq m riverfront block 90 years ago.Just a few years later, and a few kilometres away, Mr Taylor would finish work on perhaps his most well known creation, the Walter Taylor Bridge, which is still used as a vital connection for the northern and southern sides of the Brisbane River. WHERE TO BUY FOR UNDER $500,000 Walter Taylor’s grandson, Noel Davis came along to have a closer look at the home he spent a lot of his youth in. Picture AAP/David Clark “My parents sold it to the Methodist Church for 10,000 pounds, which was a peppercorn rate,” he said.He said he would have happily bought the home that day, if he had a spare few million.The property is currently owned by the University of Queensland. SUBURB OF ORIGIN: QLD VS NSW Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:28Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:28 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels576p576p480p480p256p256p228p228pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenPrestige property with Liz Tilley07:29 The grandson of Walter Taylor, Noel Davis, came along to the auction and to have a look inside the home for the first time in several ­decades. “I’d love to see someone get it back to the way it was back when my grandfather built it,” Mr Davis said. The house was not in the best condition, and he did not like the change later owners and residents had made to the home. RICH SUBURBS SHUN GREEN POWER The home had seen better days.center_img Plenty of people came along to get a closer look at the home.About 40 people came to the auction for 95 Bank Rd, also known as “Glenrae” but the vast majority seemed to just want to have a look through the old home.After an opening bid of $2 million, a small number of bidders kept the price rising with barely a moment for auctioneer Haesley Cush to catch his breath. The Walter Taylor Bridge is used by thousands of motorists every day.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus18 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market18 hours agoAfter bidding stalled at $3.25 million, a discussion with the vendors pushed the price up to $3.85 million and it was passed in. QLD HOUSES LEAD BUILDING APPROVALS last_img read more

St. Leon Park Announces Partnership With Hoosier Lottery

first_imgSt Leon, IN– After a very successful inaugural Hoosier Lottery St. Leon BBQ Smoke Fest and Chili Cook Off in September, the Hoosier Lottery will partner with the St. Leon Community Park for a multi-year commitment.The St. Leon Community Park will host the second annual Hoosier Lottery St. Leon BBQ Smoke Fest and Chili Cook Off on Friday, September 12, and Saturday, September 13, 2014 at the St. Leon Community Park for two exciting days of competition BBQ, chili, and entertainment.The Hoosier Lottery will also be a partner in the Luv N’ The Park Valentine’s Dance on February 15 and be the title sponsor of the Hoosier Lottery St. Leon Community Park Cash for Life 5K Run/Walk in April.“We are very excited to have a multi-year partnership with the Hoosier Lottery at all of our events for the St. Leon Community Park. The success of the first Hoosier Lottery St. Leon Community Park BBQ Smoke Fest and Chili Cook Off was what helped continue the partnership with the Hoosier Lottery,” said Chad Barrett, President of the St. Leon Community Park Board.Terms of the contract have not been disclosed.For more information about the St. Leon Community Park and to be a volunteer for any or all of the events click here.last_img read more

IMCA.TV bonuses guarantee $14,000+ to Super Nationals champs

first_imgThe Prelude and each night of Super Nationals will be broadcast by IMCA.TV. Schedule for the week will be familiar to fans at the track and pay per view, as Late Models headline the Labor Day program and Sport Compacts are on the Tuesday card. Super Nationals will also see another $60,000 in contingencies awarded to IMCA drivers. If they meet both requirements, the Modified champion earns $7,000, with $5,000 paid to the Stock Car champion, $3,000 to both Late Model and Northern SportMod champions, $2,000 to the Hobby Stock champion and $1,000 to the Sport Compact champion. Drivers have to pre-register to reserve pit stalls and to compete in the Sept. 5 Wild Rose Casino Prelude at Boone as well. Pit stall application links are also on IMCA and Boone Speedway websites. The Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational is Friday, Sept. 11 and races of champions and main events for Modifieds, Stock Cars, Hobby Stocks and SportMods are on Sept. 12. Broadcast Bonus checks will be mailed from the IMCA home office the week after Super Nationals and after their eligibility for bonuses is confirmed. Every driver taking the green flag in the Modified main event earns a minimum of $1,000. “With the abbreviated schedules at many tracks due to the Covid-19 pandemic, very few if any drivers will be able to reach the maximum number of starts to determine Weekly Racing Bonuses,” explained IMCA President Brett Root. “It’s not fair to promote the champions’ payout this way so for this Super Nationals it will be replaced by the IMCA.TV bonus.” BOONE, Iowa – A couple clicks is all it will take for drivers to put themselves in the running for bigger paydays at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s. The form for pre-registration is at both and websites under the Super Nationals menu and drivers who do not already have a MyRacePass account can create one when they go to that link. IMCA.TV bonuses replace Weekly Racing Bonuses to guarantee an additional $14,150 be paid to main event winners who pre-register for the 38th annual event, and who share Super Nationals information on their Facebook page any time before the first green flag flies on opening day Monday, Sept. 7 at Boone Speedway. In all, more than $300,000 will be paid out to competitors at the Sept. 7-12 Super Nationals. Modified drivers attempting to qualify each night Wednesday through Satur­day are guaranteed $300; Stock Car drivers are guaranteed $200 if they attempt to qualify Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.last_img read more