Stalking The Bogeyman, Starring Roderick Hill, Opens Off-Broadway

first_img Stalking the Bogeyman Roderick Hill will lead the cast of Stalking the Bogeyman as the drama officially opens on September 29 at New World Stages. Written and directed by Markus Potter, the off-Broadway premiere will also feature Erik Heger, Murphy Guyer, Roxanne Hart, Tony nominee John Herrera and Kate Levy. Show Closed This production ended its run on Nov. 9, 2014 View Comments Adapted and directed by Potter, Stalking the Bogeyman was created from the original true story and subsequent news reports, as well as conversations with Holthouse, lectures he has given around the country and original text by the playwright, with additional writing by Tony nominee Santino Fontana, Shane Zeigler and Shane Stokes. Stalking The Bogeyman is based on the true story of David Holthouse (Hill) and follows one man’s quest for revenge as he comes to grips with the killer inside him. In the spring of 2003, Holthouse was a successful, award-winning journalist. But no one knew that he had two dark secrets—first, that 25 years ago he was the victim of a violent rape, and second, that he was quietly planning the ultimate revenge on the man responsible. Related Showslast_img read more

Beer Can

first_imgWho needs a hydration bladder now that craft beer is in a can? If you came up in the South, chances are your canned beer of choice was Budweiser. If you were counting calories, make that a Bud Light. There’s nothing to be ashamed of. Your choices were limited. That’s no longer the case. Craft brewers across the country are now sticking their best beers in aluminum, which means it’s never been easier to drag a couple of cold ones to the trailhead for post-adventure hydration.And that canned beer might even taste better. The seal on a can is tighter than a bottle, and no light can penetrate the aluminum. The result is fresh beer longer. Cans also take less packaging and are easier to recycle, so feel free to drink more.Here are five of the South’s best canned beers. Stay hydrated.Full Nelson Pale Ale, Blue Mountain Brewery, Afton, Va. Blue Mountain is a legit destination brewery, with a working hop farm, full restaurant, and gorgeous tap room, but a recent expansion into a full production facility means you’ll be able to find Blue Mountain beers outside of the Charlottesville area. Lucky you. The Full Nelson is the brewery’s flagship beer, a bitter (but in a good way) American-style pale ale that’s sure to please hop-heads. bluemountainbrewery.comFestie, Starr Hill, Crozet, Va. Starr Hill was in operation long before the craft beer craze hit the Southern Appalachians. The Festie is a German lager, and Starr Hill’s salute to Oktoberfest (don’t panic, it’s available year-round).  Low on the bitter scale and only 4.8 percent alcohol, it’s an ideal post-adventure brew. Starr Hill also cans its popular IPA, Northern Lights. starrhill.comShiva IPA, Asheville Brewing Company, Asheville, N.C. Of all the 700 breweries in Asheville, ABC is the only shop currently sticking their beer into cans. The brewery’s can portfolio continues to grow, but we like Shiva, a citrusy Indian Pale Ale that translates well into a can, with a grapefruit aroma and over-carbonated, light body. Old Chub, Okskar Blues Brewing Company, (soon to be) Brevard, N.C.Oskar Blues started the craft can craze more than 10 years ago with their supremely hoppy Dale’s Pale Ale. For several years, it was the only “decent” beer you could get in the can, earning a soft spot in the hearts of craft can lovers everywhere. Now, OB has canned their Scottish ale, Old Chub, which comes in at a whopping 8 percent alcohol by volume. What’s a Scottish ale? Think malty and semi-sweet. Think good winter drinking. And yes, Oskar Blues is yet another big craft brewery that’s decided to call North Carolina home. They have plans for a massive brewery/restaurant/music venue for downtown Brevard. oskarblues.comFarmer Ted’s Farmhouse Cream Ale, Catawba Valley Brewing, Morganton, N.C. Stuck just outside of the Asheville beer bubble in the foothills town of Morganton, Catawba Valley often gets overlooked by beer aficionados because it doesn’t have an Asheville address. Don’t hold that against them. Farmer Ted’s has a hint of sweet corn in the aroma and finish, complemented by a bit of caramel.  As the name suggests, the extra carbonation gives the beer a creamy body. Shift, New Belgium Brewery, (soon to be) Asheville, N.C. Okay, New Belgium’s not a Southern brewery. But they’re working on that by building an East Coast brewery and taproom in Asheville’s uber-hip River Arts District. In the meantime, try the Shift, a pale lager that’s light on the hops, but provides a clean, crisp finish. It’s a supremely refreshing session beer, perfect for a hot summer day. You can also find New Belgium’s flagship beer, Fat Tire, and Ranger IPA in the can. newbelgium.comThe Corruption, D.C., Brau Brewing Company, Washington, D.C. Being a brewery tucked into our nation’s capital, all of D.C. Brau’s beers have political names. If the Corruption sounds bitter, that’s because it is. This hoppy IPA registers an 80 on the IBU (International Bitter Units) scale, which means it’s bold and not for the faint of heart, much like the young brewery that produces it. dcbrau.comlast_img read more

Berger, Fannie Mae CEO talk housing issues

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr NAFCU President and CEO Dan Berger met Tuesday with Fannie Mae CEO Hugh Frater to discuss issues related to the housing market, including credit unions’ mortgage lending trends and access to the government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs).Berger was joined in the meeting by NAFCU Executive Vice President of Government Affairs and General Counsel Carrie Hunt, Vice President of Research and Chief Economist Curt Long and Director of Regulatory Affairs Ann Kossachev.Fannie Mae is a leading source of financing for mortgage lenders in the U.S. The association works closely with the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) and GSEs to ensure credit unions’ mortgage market needs are taken into account in housing goals and process changes.Last week, FHFA Director Mark Calabria indicated that the GSEs would be released from government conservatorship in the near future, but hoped that Congress would lead the effort by passing housing finance reform first. continue reading »last_img read more

GWLN leading the way for women with virtual fundraiser

first_img continue reading » The Global Women’s Leadership Network (GWLN), World Council’s trailblazing program, has led the way for the credit union industry’s commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) for over 10 years.Now more than ever, women’s initiatives are critically important in reacting to the COVID-19 health crisis, economic disparity and social injustice. This year GWLN pivoted its annual fundraiser to a virtual “Pay to NOT Play” golf festival and raised 200% of its goal with the support of hundreds of colleagues and industry partners worldwide.“Come on all you credit union He-for-She’s and supporters. I know you, and I know who golfs. Get your bids in now, and I won’t have to call you out,” challenged host Keith Sultemeier, CEO of Kinecta Federal Credit Union and presenting sponsor, making the virtual festival fun and interactive with true stories from women impacted by GWLN.Over 100 attendees from more than a dozen countries participated in the festival’s 19th Hole Happy Hour event where people entered virtual bids on different golf packages. The winning bids will benefit GWLN efforts around the globe. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Valley Stream Home Invasion Sexual Assault Probed

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Nassau County police are investigating an armed home invasion in which a woman was sexually assaulted in Valley Stream on Monday, authorities said.A 34-year-old man was leaving his East Hawthorne Avenue home shortly after 7 a.m. when two men demanding his gold chain forced him back inside, bound him with duct tape and sexually assaulted a 36-year-old woman who was also inside the home, police said.One suspect was armed with a handgun and the other had a duffle bag containing a rifle, according to police. After the assailants ransacked the home and stole cash and jewelry, they fled the scene on foot.The suspects were described as black men wearing black hooded sweatshirts, black jeans and black boots. The first suspect was described as 6-feet tall with a slim build. The second suspect was described as 5-feet, 7-inches tall with a medium build and wearing a mask.Fifth Squad detectives ask that anyone with information regarding this case to call the Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.last_img read more

Congress’ failure to re-up on child health care funding shows its striking ineptitude

first_imgDemocrats rightly objected, leading to the current impasse. It is possible that CHIP will feature in a big compromise funding package that keeps the government open, raises unrelated federal spending caps and perhaps even determines the fate of the “dreamers,” undocumented immigrants brought to the United States when they were children.The sooner Congress settles all of these issues, the better. Yet the fact would remain: Funding CHIP should be routine business, and it has instead been over the past year a desperate, last-minute mess.Politicians often decry Washington “dysfunction” when what they really mean is that their party cannot get its own way.But to much of the public, it is episodes such as the CHIP debacle that are the problem.More from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen? The example of the moment is the ongoing saga of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).This is a popular service that covers 9 million young Americans — and that is rapidly running out of cash, alarming families that rely on the federal aid to keep their children healthy. Democrats and Republicans in Congress created CHIP in 1997 to assist families who make too much to qualify for Medicaid, the health-insurance program for the poor, yet who do not have reasonable alternative options for insuring their children.Given that decent health care Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), a popular service that covers 9 million young Americans — and that is rapidly running out of cash in early years is crucial, lawmakers rightly decided to invest in the nation’s future health.The program has been a remarkable success, driving children’s uninsured rate down to about 4 percent. But, unlike Medicaid, Congress did not make CHIP an entitlement program that automatically and perpetually draws as much money as it needs from the treasury.Rather, it required lawmakers to regularly re-up CHIP’s funding, which they did in 2015, under the reasonable assumption that Congress would not want to be blamed for kicking children off their insurance.The 2015 funding dried up in September. Lawmakers pumped in enough emergency funds to sustain the program for only a few months. States have begun planning for a funding shortage, with some warning families that their coverage might lapse.The disruption uselessly alarms parents, scrambles doctors’ planning and eats up time state officials could use for more important things.House Republicans might feel as though they already did their job; the chamber passed a CHIP funding bill back in November.But the proposal would have siphoned money from a preventive-care fund created under Obamacare.Unsurprisingly, given the fund’s provenance, Republicans have criticized how the fund’s money has been spent.In fact, agencies such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention haveused the fund to invest in vaccinations, diabetes programs and anti-tobacco efforts.Reprogramming its money to fund CHIP would rob Peter to pay Paul.center_img Categories: Editorial, OpinionThe following editorial appeared in The Washington Post:Disagreement in Congress is not necessarily a sign of dysfunction.But when both parties broadly agree that something should happen yet serially fail to follow through, the nation’s leaders look particularly inept.last_img read more

Martin: We lost our identity

first_img The Canaries were all but mathematically relegated following Sunderland’s win over West Brom in midweek, which saw the Black Cats complete a remarkable escape from the drop zone and made Norwich’s final home game against Arsenal on Sunday irrelevant. Norwich sacked manager Chris Hughton with just five matches to go, but were already in a negative downward spiral, with the goalless draw at Chelsea under caretaker boss Neil Adams restoring a little pride in halting five successive defeats. Club captain Russell Martin feels Norwich have “lost their identity” this season, but has vowed to help them find it again in the Sky Bet Championship next season. The Canaries look set to be without on-loan defender Joseph Yobo (calf) for the game while w inger Anthony Pilkington (hip) is sidelined. Midfielder David Fox (knee) is another absentee for the Canaries, who are all but relegated to the Sky Bet Championship, and so youngsters like Josh Murphy could be included. Meanwhile, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger maintains the gap between his side and the Barclays Premier League champions is “nothing” and can be bridged with hard work rather than just big-money signings. The Gunners head to Norwich looking to maintain momentum ahead of the FA Cup final against Hull at Wembley, when they will aim to end the club’s long trophy drought. Arsenal led the top flight for 128 days following a fine opening half to the campaign, only to then see their championship challenge fall away in the wake of heavy defeats at rivals Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea as the squad was depleted by injuries to key men. Nevertheless, for all their shortcomings, Wenger’s side could end the season just seven points behind champions-elect City – or even fewer should the most unpredictable of seasons take another dramatic twist on the final day. It is a margin Wenger believes can be clawed back when the action kicks off again in August. “You know, seven points is nothing. It is two games,” said Wenger, who could have England midfielder Jack Wilshere back from a fractured foot. “But on the other hand, every team of the top four will be frustrated because you will think, ‘Ah, we could have got this point and if we had done it, we would win the league’. If you look at Chelsea or Liverpool, they will say the same. “We have to continue to develop as a team. We have bridged a big gap (from 2012/13) and we want to be better next season. “How can we do that? We have hard work in the summer to achieve that.” Wenger added: “My team has shown a remarkable mental stamina and consistency in their attitude and I am very proud of the way they responded. “We are looking at some aspects where we can improve internally and we will work very hard during the summer to do that.” Martin was part of the Canaries side which completed back-to-back promotions from League One under Paul Lambert, and then retained their hard-fought Premier League status before the manager left for Aston Villa in June 2012. The Scotland defender, signed from Peterborough, feels perhaps some of the players – several having arrived for big money this summer like club-record signing Rickie van Wolfswinkel, who managed only one goal – forgot the very things which had taken the Norfolk club so far. “As a club you try to improve and evolve, but I feel maybe we tried to do that a bit too quickly this season,” the 28-year-old said. “With the players we signed and those we already had, we should not have been in this position, but for too long we were an in-between team and lost a bit of our identity, and we need to get that back. “Some of the results away from home you can’t accept it, but maybe there was too much acceptance and we were too nice with each other at times, that needs to change for next year. “It is collective, for two years no-one liked playing against Norwich, because they knew they were in for a game, this season at times it has been too easy to play against us. “Maybe complacency set in. All the time the feeling was ‘we will be okay’, but at some point you have to make sure of that, and we have not done it. “The choice you have as a player now is simple – you can wallow in self-pity for yourself or you say this has happened, you learn and grow from it and you come back stronger next season.” Press Associationlast_img read more

Henri Saivet hopes to help Newcastle push further up Premier League table

first_img The 25-year-old Frenchman made his debut as a substitute in Saturday’s 2-1 Barclays Premier League victory over West Ham, which lifted the Magpies out of the relegation zone. However Saivet, who played twice against Newcastle for Bordeaux in the 2012-13 Europa League, knows there is still much work to be done not only to ease the club to safety, but to restore them to their former standing. New signing Henri Saivet has vowed to play his part in returning Newcastle to where they ought to be. Press Associationcenter_img He said: “The image people have in France of Newcastle is that it is a massive club, it is just struggling to get on track. “Everything we like about Newcastle. It is a good traditional English club. It is a little bit of a shame that they are not at the top of the Premier League where they deserve to be.” Saivet was introduced as a 57th-minute replacement for injured full-back Paul Dummett against the Hammers and formed a central midfielder partnership with fellow new boy Jonjo Shelvey. The pair will compete with Jack Colback for a regular starting berth, although it seems likely that Cheick Tiote will not fight the same battle as he closes in on a move to Chinese side Shanghai Shenhua. The Ivory Coast international was allowed to travel to China last week to talk to the Shenhua, although the deal is yet to be finalised. Whatever happens on that front, Saivet has insisted he is ready to be called upon as he attempts to establish himself in the team. He said: “The most important thing is I am ready and ready to play. If I am called upon, I will go out there and try to do my best. “What matters more than anything at the moment is the club. There’s no player bigger than the club, that’s all that is important. “But I am ready when called upon and I will make sure I give my best.” Meanwhile, Newcastle remain in talks with Tottenham over winger Andros Townsend, while Florian Thauvin’s hopes of a return on loan to former club Marseille are likely to depend on Newcastle’s success or otherwise in landing a replacement. last_img read more

MotoGP races cancelled in the wake of coronavirus pandemic

first_imgLondon: The British and Australian MotoGP races were cancelled on Friday in the wake of coronavirus pandemic that has hit the entire world hard. The two events take the total number of races called off due to COVID-19 crisis to five. The British MotoGP was scheduled to be held on August 30 at Silverstone while Philip Island was slated to host the Australian MotoGP on October 25. “We’re saddened to have to announce the cancellation of these iconic events after finding no way through the logistical and operational issues resulting from the pandemic and rearranged calendar,” Carmelo Ezpeleta, CEO of Dorna Sports, was quoted as saying by “Silverstone and Phillip Island are always two of the most thrilling race weekends of the season, with both tracks never failing in their promise to deliver some of the closest racing in our Championship. “On behalf of Dorna, I would like to once again extend my thanks to the fans for their understanding and patience as we wait for the situation to improve. We look forward to returning to Silverstone and Phillip Island next year for more incredible battles,” he added. Earlier, MotoGP races in Netherlands, Finland and Germany were also cancelled due to the outbreak of the virus while several other races were postponed. IANS Also watch: Ferry services stopped in Guwahati till May 31last_img read more

USC men’s basketball hosts Washington State in final homestand

first_imgThree nights removed from a gut-wrenching one-point loss to Arizona State in Tempe, the USC men’s basketball team (21-8, 8-8) takes the court at the Galen Center on Wednesday in search of its first win in 20 days. The Trojans’ opponent: the Washington State Cougars (13-15, 6-10).“We’ve been impressed with Washington State all season,” head coach Andy Enfield said after Tuesday’s practice. “Coach [Ernie] Kent’s done a great job with them, especially in Pac-12 play.”The two teams last met on Feb. 3 in frosty Pullman, Wash., where USC rode a hot offense to an 86-77 win. The Trojans shot 57 percent from the field in that contest and rallied from an 11-point deficit in the first half. Sophomore forward Chimezie Metu scored a career-high 29 points, and freshman guard Jonah Matthews added 18 off the bench. The Trojans left Washington with a sweep for the first time in 15 years, a healthy squad for the first time all season and a four-game win streak in tow.This time around, USC carries a four-game skid into Wednesday night’s game, which is threatening the Trojans’ postseason hopes. It’s their longest losing streak in two years.“It’s a different sort of feeling,” junior guard Elijah Stewart said. “We let a couple games go that we should’ve won. We’ve just got to finish out strong right now.”But morale is not down, and intensity has ratcheted up.“Practice has gotten a little chippy,” Stewart said. “We’re all competitors. We all enjoy the intensity. It’s going to make us better in games.”USC expects to earn a postseason berth, whereas Washington State knows it has two games left to play this year. That spells danger for USC, as the veteran Cougars may come into this contest ready to empty the tank. On Sunday — Senior Day in Pullman — all four Cougar seniors scored in double figures to beat favored in-state rival Washington, 79-71.“We have to play as hard as we can, and whatever happens happens,” Enfield said.Two seniors in particular, guard Ike Oroegbu and forward Josh Hawkinson, have paced the Cougars throughout the season. Oroegbu scored 22 versus the Trojans earlier this month, and he has scored at least 15 points in four of WSU’s last five contests. For the season, he is averaging 12.6 points, 4.3 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game.Hawkinson, meanwhile, has found his place in the annals of Cougar basketball. Last time versus USC, he became WSU’s second all-time rebounder — a testament to his four years of hard work in the paint. He finished that game with 17 points and 16 rebounds. On Wednesday night, he could set the school record with 11 more boards. Enfield called Hawkinson a “double-double machine.”On the other side of the court, USC will be significantly younger, playing no seniors and three freshmen.“Our freshmen have had terrific seasons,” Enfield said. “They’ve been a little streaky, but most freshmen are. We would not have 21 wins without our four freshmen contributing. They’ve got to play like sophomores the last week of the season and into the tournament.”For USC’s postseason aspirations to stay alive, those freshmen will have to help USC get at least a 22nd win Wednesday versus Washington State.“We’re taking it one game at a time,” freshman guard De’Anthony Melton said. “If we start looking too far forward, we might lose to a team we should beat.”last_img read more