Six Pack of Pop: Ray Lewis

first_imgRavens linebacker in the spotlight at Daytona 500 Ray Lewis, the recently-retired two-time Super Bowl champion with the Baltimore Ravens, waved the green flag as the honorary starter to begin the 2013 Daytona 500. The certain NFL Hall of Famer spoke to the media before the event at Daytona International Speedway.Q: Ready to be the official starter?Lewis: “I’m a little nervous. I actually had Brad (Keselowski) … he texted me on the way in. He said the one rule is, don’t drop the flag. So I guess I can’t drop the flag. But I’m excited.” Q: You’re here at the Daytona 500, as are rappers 50 Cent and T.I. What does that say about the NASCAR fan base? Lewis: “The things that we actually indulge in are just overwhelming at times. We’re just real art fans. It’s not just football, just music. We like everything — basketball, lacrosse, hockey, anything. Anything that really challenges a person’s athletic side and mental capacity. So being here today is an awesome experience I think for all of us, because we get to see a totally different world than our world. Our world is different. You see these race cars, and it’s like  — wow. To be able to control machinery like that — I actually drive my car fast, but not as fast as they drive here.”Q: How did your relationship with Sprint Cup champion Brad Keselowski begin?Lewis: “Honestly, with me and Brad, he got in contact with me a few months ago, and he’s following my last ride. He came to a couple of my games, and I caught a glimpse of how he’s always watching my videos and really inspired him in different things. So that’s when me and him really started to have a conversation with each other. From there it just turned into a friendship.”Q: Do you and Keselowski stay in touch? Lewis: “We texted each other with motivational things and I kind of send him a heads-up about what I’m doing, and he’s kind of followed my ride all the way through. That’s kind of the way the relationship has gone. On my way in, I was just telling him, ‘Do what you do. Stay calm and have fun doing what you do.’ So we just have conversations like that.”Q: Your son recently committed to play football at your alma mater, the University of Miami. Ready to enjoy being a dad in your retirement?Lewis: “I’m retired and ready to enjoy life, and ready to tailgate and do all those things. So it’s probably one of the most exciting things. Winning a Super Bowl was awesome, don’t ever get me wrong. But watching my son walk into college in another month or so will probably be the most amazing thing I’ve probably ever done.”Q: You’re used to being in the spotlight in the NFL. How does that compare to being at the Daytona 500? Lewis: “In my world, I’m very comfortable because I kind of know my world. But raising the flag, I might be a little nervous. I don’t really know. I might be a little nervous, so I will squeeze it very hard when I’m holding it. But honestly, it’s going to be good time. I’m really here just to get these guys going and just really watch the respect of what they’re going to do, and getting out there to everything they can to be crowned champion. Just to be a part of it, just to be around it, is an awesome experience.” ___________________________________________________________________________________________We apologize. We are having technical issues with our comment sections and fan community and it is temporarily unavailable. We are actively working on these issues and hope to have it up and running soon. We are also working on enhancements to provide a better forum for our fans. We appreciate your patience and apologize for the inconvenience.last_img read more

Tix Now On Sale for A Wilder Christmas Off-Broadway

first_img View Comments Tickets are now available to see A Wilder Christmas off-Broadway courtesy of the Peccadillo Theater Company. The evening of two rarely seen Thornton Wilder one-acts, The Long Christmas Dinner and Pullman Car Hiawatha, will begin previews on December 3. Opening night is set for December 8 at Theatre at St. Clement’s.Directed by Dan Wackerman, the cast of A Wilder Christmas includes James Beaman, Victoria Blankenship, Brad Fryman, Michael Sean McGuinness, Kristin Parker, John Pasha, Jeremy Russial, Gael Schaefer, Anna Marie Sell, Rafe Terrizzi, Barbra Wengerd, Giselle Wolf, Merissa Czyz, LaMar Giles, Lawanda Hopkins and Barbara Salant.The Long Christmas Dinner traverses 90 years in the life of a single American family as they gather around the dining room table for a holiday celebration. As generations appear, have children, wither and depart, the patterns of behavior within this comically extended family are revealed as well as the essential values in every generation.Pullman Car Hiawatha follows a diverse band of characters bound for Chicago during the 1930 holiday season. No ordinary train, this Pullman car allows us to eavesdrop on the thoughts and feelings of its many passengers, creating a cacophony of self-absorbed humanity. Notable for its use of the “Stage Manager” character several years before Our Town, conventional time is suspended in this free-wheeling comedy in which people of all ages, classes and backgrounds are brought together for one unforgettable train ride.The production will feature scenic and lighting design by Harry Feiner, costume design by Marianne Custer, sound design by Quentin Chiappetta and choreography by Shea Sullivan.last_img read more

Odds & Ends: Hamilton’s Non-Stop Billboard Success & More

first_imgDaveed Diggs, Okieriete Onaodowan, Anthony Ramos & Lin-Manuel Miranda in ‘Hamilton'(Photo: Joan Marcus) Hamilton Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today and over the weekend. Hamilton’s Non-Stop Billboard SuccessSimply everyone wants to be in the room where it happens! After sweeping the 2016 Tony Awards, Hamilton broke into the Billboard 200’s top 10 this past week, peaking at number three. The cast album of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hit tuner is one of only three to make the top 10 in the past 50 years and is the first since The Book of Mormon in 2011.Monopoly: The Musical in the WorksIf it’s working for SpongeBob! Monopoly: The Musical is aiming for Broadway, thanks to a deal between Hasbro and the Araca Group, a Main Stem producing company. No word yet on the creative team or other projects the two organizations will be collaborating on—other Hasbro properties include My Little Pony…Could a Prince Musical Land on Broadway?A Prince musical may be Broadway-bound. Representatives of the late singer’s estate told the New York Post that there could be a Great White Way tuner featuring his songs, or a Cirque du Soleil show. We will keep you posted!Arlene Phillips to Take the Reins on 27Saturday Night Fever’s director / choreographer and British national treasure Arlene Phillips is to helm the world premiere of new rock musical 27. Written and co-directed by Sam Cassidy, the production will explore the theme of music legends such as Hendrix, Joplin, Cobain, Morrison and Winehouse, whose lives were tragically cut short at 27. The tuner will run September 8 through October 22 at London’s Cockpit Theatre.P.S. Check out Stage favorites Kerry Ellis, Ramin Karimloo, Norman Bowman and Victoria Hamilton-Barritt as they give us a sneak peek of what we can expect of London’s Murder Ballad below. Related Showscenter_img View Comments from $149.00last_img read more

Weekend Pick: Hike the New River Gorge Waterfalls

first_imgButcher Branch Falls. Photo: Ed RehbeinThere is one simple reason why spring is the hiking season: the weather. Does it get any more glorious than temperatures in the mid 60s, with crisp mornings and warm afternoons with the sun on your face? The summer humidity hasn’t moved in yet so the sky is as blue as it could possibly be, and the air as fresh as the wildflowers that are beginning to bloom. Yes, indeed, late April is the time to break out the hiking boots and hit the trail, and West Virginia’s New River Gorge is one of the best places to do just that.Truth be told, the New River Gorge is an outdoor recreation Mecca. Whitewater rafting and climbing are the main draw of the area, but there are ample opportunities to mountain bike, hike, cycle, and even B.A.S.E. jump if you go on the right weekend. The New River itself is also one of the best smallmouth bass fisheries in the mid-Atlantic and its tributaries hold trout year round. So when we say Mecca, that is not an exaggeration. Pretty much anything you could want to do in the outdoors, you can do at the New River Gorge. Not only that, you can do it at a very high level. But since we have already declared this hiking season, the New River Gorge is full of stunning waterfalls that are easily accessible.Tributaries of the New flow down the steep walls of the gorge, dropping hundreds of feet in a short distance; that equals waterfalls. Some of our favorites are Craig Branch Falls off the Kaymoor Miners Trail and the beautiful Middle Falls of Fern Creek, but there are more to choose from. Here is our guide to these hidden treasures of the Gorge, so take your pick. You will not be disappointed. Insider tip: stop in at Pints and Pies in Fayetteville following your hike for a pizza and beer to put a cap on a great day.View Larger Maplast_img read more

Governor Wolf Announces 60,000 Additional Naloxone Kits Available for First Responders Statewide

first_imgGovernor Wolf Announces 60,000 Additional Naloxone Kits Available for First Responders Statewide October 20, 2017 Press Release,  Public Safety,  Substance Use Disorder Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf and first responders gathered in Homewood at Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire Station #17 to thank first responders and announce the increased availability of live-saving Naloxone to first responders and law enforcement across the state. The funding, available through the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, is being used to purchase approximately 60,000 Naloxone kits.“Naloxone is an incredibly important and lifesaving tool because we cannot get our loved ones, our neighbors, the members of our communities the treatment they need if they die from an overdose of prescription opioids or heroin,” Gov. Wolf said.“Every day, our first responders are saving the lives of Pennsylvanians by administering naloxone and reversing deadly overdoses. Those first responders have already reversed over 3,900 opioid overdoses since 2014. We need to support them in this effort and that’s why this funding from my 2017-18 budget is so critical.”“The range of first responders eligible for naloxone use is much broader than those folks we commonly think of as first responders, such as law enforcement and firemen,” PCCD Chairman Charles Ramsey said. “Individuals who find themselves in positions of being the first person able to respond to an overdose – such as librarians, public transit drivers, and drug treatment providers – are also eligible for the naloxone made available through this state funding.”NARCAN®(naloxone HCI) Nasal Spray is needle-free and does not require assembly. It’s designed for ease of use for nonmedical personnel.  Each kit includes two, 4-milligram doses and will be available to all 67 counties over a two-year period using $5 million in state funding. The kits are supplied by Adapt Pharma.“As a proud Pennsylvania company based in Radnor, we are honored to partner with the commonwealth to increase awareness of and access to NARCAN® Nasal Spray, the only FDA-approved, needle-free formulation of 4-milligram naloxone that does not require assembly or any specialized medical training,” Thomas Duddy, Adapt Pharma Executive Director, Communications said.In addition to Adapt Pharma and first responders, Gov. Wolf was joined by Senator Jay Costa and Representative Ed Gainey, Democratic chairs of the HOPE caucus, a group of state legislators committed to ensuring every Pennsylvanian has access to high quality prevention and treatment of the disease of substance use disorder; Derin Myers, Executive Deputy Secretary of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency; Jennifer Smith, Acting Secretary for the Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs; Dr. Karen Hacker, Allegheny County Department of Health; Wendell Hissrich, Director of Public Safety for the city of Pittsburgh; and Darryl Jones, Chief, Bureau of Fire.The Wolf Administration’s Physician General and Acting Secretary for the Department of Health Dr. Rachel Levine issued a standing order for naloxone in October 2015.In addition, the Gov. Wolf and state agencies have been increasing efforts in the heroin and opioid epidemic fight in multiple additional areas, including numerous programs and initiatives:Working with the legislature to establish a new law limiting the number of opioids that can be prescribed to a minor and to individuals discharged from emergency rooms to seven days;Strengthening the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) through the legislative process so that doctors are required and able to check the system each time they prescribe opioids and benzodiazepines. To date, there have been more than 12 million patient searches made on the system;Forming new prescribing guidelines to help doctors who provide opioid prescriptions to their patients, including guidelines specific to orthopedics and sports medicine;Creating the warm handoff guideline to facilitate referrals from the emergency department to substance abuse treatment;Teaming with the legislature to establish education curriculum on safe prescribing for medical schools;Educating and encouraging patients to properly use, store and dispose of unused prescription medications through drug take-back initiatives, and expanding the number of drug take-back locations to nearly 700.For more information on the standing order for naloxone, visit the Department of Health’s website. For more information about the naloxone application process, visit the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency’s website.center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Home on the mountain range has breathtaking 180 degree views that have to be “seen to be believed”

first_img905e Main Western Rd, Tamborine Mountain.Mrs Swain said when she has guests over they start at one end of the property and gradually make their way through. “We start in the alfresco in the morning and we end at the pool by the end of the day.“We can follow the sun right through the house.”While the home oozes sophistication with a flair of Asian influence, the backyard is the real show stopper. 905e Main Western Rd, Tamborine Mountain.Mrs Swain described the property as something you have to see to believe. “Every day the views are just a little bit different,” she said.“The cloud formations over the valley in the morning makes it feel like you’re waking up and looking out of a plane window.” 905e Main Western Rd, Tamborine Mountain.Inspired by Mrs Swain’s childhood in Malaysia, the home embraces tranquillity, nature and, as she describes, inner peace. More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North6 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoRaw materials are showcased in the interiors with stone, timber and glass. Soaring 3m ceilings and wide hallways create a sense of space. 905e Main Western Rd, Tamborine Mountain.A fish pond surrounds the alfresco area while a larger pond creates a garden feature. “It has a contemporary Asian style,” Mrs Swain said. “When we were designing it, our brief to the builders was to have a home with a view from every room. “It had to be free-flowing but still private and most of all the home had to have multiple areas to entertain our guests.” 905e Main Western Rd, Tamborine Mountain.“We live on a bit of a cliff hanger, the backyard ends and then drops down to the valley,” she said.“I always tell my husband he should have been a landscape architect because he has created a magnificent space out of the land.” 905e Main Western Rd, Tamborine Mountain.The 4.815ha property commands a 180- degree mountain range view and is situated 435m above sea level. “Driving home is the best part — it has been more of a retreat for Richard and I,” Mrs Swain said. 905e Main Western Rd, Tamborine Mountain.THE view from this mountain home is guaranteed to take your breathe away. Ballet teacher Suzanne Swain and her husband Richard bought the block in 2010. Two years later the couple created a home that isn’t just surrounded by nature, but brings it inside. “We were previously living at Sanctuary Cove and we loved it there but we were craving nature,” Mrs Swain said.“When we found the block we fell in love with the views.” last_img read more

IPE Conference: Russia the biggest political risk facing investors

first_imgRussia is the source of the biggest political risk facing investors at the moment, with president Vladimir Putin “repeatedly” having the potential to create volatility, according to Björn Wahlroos, chairman of Sampo Group, Nordea Bank and UPM-Kymmene in Finland.Speaking at the IPE conference and awards in Berlin, he warned about the danger ahead from the European Central Bank’s tapering its bond purchases but said that, arguably, the biggest challenge facing investors was “the return of political risk”.This, all of a sudden, is “back with a vengeance”, said Wahlroos.He spoke of three aspects of political risk: China, the rise of populism and Russia. The biggest short-term political risk facing investors is from Russia, he said.“Russia is a huge problem,” he said. “Russia is a huge problem for a very simple reason, and the simple reason is that Vladimir Putin cannot leave.”He said his estimated net worth was “way too much” for Putin to be able to “quietly walk away”.He said we do not know what would happen with Russia because “I’m pretty sure Putin will go to very great length to provide his people with what they think is glory, and, as long as he does that, he will repeatedly have the potential to create volatility in financial markets”.He said there was no need to be “dramatic” about this but that investors needed to recognise the risk.In terms of what this set of political and other risks meant for being a “good” long-term investor, he said “the key is to be boring”.“Boring is absolutely the best thing we have going for us,” he said. “Please be boring – boring is the best asset we have.”He also encouraged investors to “try to be a bit analytical”.“The world does lend itself to analysis,” he said, adding that it “will still pay off”.Lastly, he said “getting a feel for risk” is key to being a good asset manager, as risk-measures no longer work that well anymore because tail-risk has become so dominant.last_img read more

Margot’s family home snapped up by early buyer

first_imgSarie Kessler and daughter Margot Robbie attend the 2018 Film Independent Spirit Awards in March in Santa Monica, California. Picture: Rich Fury/Getty ImagesACADEMY Award nominee Margot Robbie’s mum’s home on the Gold Coast will not go to auction this Saturday as planned after the property was put under contract. >>FOLLOW EMILY BLACK ON FACEBOOK<< RELATED: Robbie’s mum takes her Gold Coast home to auction Inside the home. Holl­ywood superstar Margot Robbie’s mother Sarie Kessler’S Gold Coast house has gone under contract.Robbie has made regular visits to the Southport family home in between film projects.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus16 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market16 hours agoThe film star has previously described her mother as “the sweetest person on Earth” and even took her to the 80th Annual Academy Awards. At the time Ms Kessler described the birthday as the “best one ever”.“It was an amazing thing (that Margot did) but I don’t want to say anything more about it,” she said at the time.“However, I was really disappointed it ended up on social media as it was a personal present.”The home boasts hinterland and Surfers skyline views and a pool.“This renovated family home is perfectly positioned in a quiet cul-de-sac and offers open plan kitchen, dining and living rooms all flowing out onto a sheltered alfresco area, surrounded by lush tropical gardens,” the listing had stated.center_img While a Ray White spokesperson confirmed the Southport home owned by her mother Sarie Kessler was under contract, they could not disclose the price until the sale went unconditional. According to CoreLogic data, Ms Kessler purchased the property in 2007 for $488,500 for the four-bedroom home. In 2014, Robbie paid off her mother’s entire mortgage as a gift for her 60th birthday. CoreLogic revealed Mina Place as a tightly held street, with the last sale being 9 Mina Place in 2012 for $490,000.Prior to that there were two sales in 2007, including Ms Kessler’s and 8 Mina Place for $600,000.last_img read more

ECCB to issue circulation of a new $2.00 coin tomorrow

first_img 21 Views   no discussions Tweet LocalNews ECCB to issue circulation of a new $2.00 coin tomorrow by: – October 13, 2011 Share Sharecenter_img Share Sharing is caring! New $2.00 to be circulated.The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank will issue the circulation of a new $2.00 coin to all commercial banks across the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union tomorrow.Resident Representative of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank in Dominica, Edmund Robinson told Dominica Vibes News that the coin will be issued to commemorate the banks’s Financial Information Month which is being celebrated this month.“The new $2.00 coin is being issued in an effort to commemorate the 10th year of celebrating Financial Information Month. Two million of those coins will be produced and we will be issuing them to the public as of Friday, tomorrow and they will be circulating along with the coins that we have in circulation.”Mr Robinson further stated that the new coin is legal tender which can be used for all transactions.“It is worth two dollars, it is legal tender for all transactions and some persons may want to hold them as tokens or keepsakes but you can use it to do transactions, you can use it to pay your bus fare, you can use it to buy your groceries.”Mr Robinson explained that the coin, although slightly bigger than the $1.00 coin, is in keeping with the existing family of coins as well as the standards of vending machines and counting machines at the commercial banks.The coin is made up of a durable metal of the quality of the other denominations, and was chosen instead of a note because small denominations are used more often and therefore go through more wear and tear. As such it is best to have them made from a more durable material.This new coin is a onetime issue; only two million pieces will be produced and issued until stock is exhausted.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Serie A set to lock out fans till 2021 over covid-19 pandemic

first_img ‘We will start, I hope, at the beginning of May with tests to ensure that players are negative and training can follow. ‘Will we play through the summer? We don’t have a deadline but the idea is to finish the championships. Meanwhile, Ligue 1 chiefs plan to restart the 2019-20 season on June 17, with a scheduled end to the campaign a month later on July 25. French publication L’Equipe reported that clubs face playing every three days to ensure enough time for the relegation and promotion play-offs. Read AlsoRamsey: Fear grips Juve star over getting fat during COVID-19 lockdown That would also allow those clubs competing in Europe to wrap up the Champions League and Europa League competitions following a UEFA proposal to play ties during August. The last matches in Ligue 1 were played on March 16 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Serie A fans will be banned from matches until 2021 as the Italian Football Federation plans for a return to action in May following the coronavirus pandemic, according to Sport Mediaset. Government documents reportedly show that, while action may resume in just over a month after the shutdown, crowds will not be allowed in stadiums until next year. Fans to be locked out as Serie A makes plan to resusme Fears persist the campaign, suspended since early March, may be scrapped entirely, but the hope is players can resume training next month with current plans including all 20 teams playing their final games in Rome. Italian Football Federation president Gabriele Gravina said: ‘As soon as the conditions are right, we’ll finish the championship. ‘Soon there will be a meeting. We will establish the procedure which we will then communicate.Advertisement Promoted ContentBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeA Hit Song By Lil Nas X Is Beating A World Record As We Speak!9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayContemplate Life At These 10 Stargazing Locations7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?A Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?center_img Loading… last_img read more