After Midnight Celebrates the Unveiling of Duke Ellington Way

first_img Related Shows The hit Broadway jazz revue After Midnight is packed with toe-tapping Duke Ellington songs—so it seems apropos that West 47th Street, where the Tony-nominated musical plays, should be renamed Duke Ellington Way! This is exactly what happened on June 4, and in honor of the unveiling of the new street sign, Ellington’s granddaughter Mercedes and the company invited the whole audience outside for an impromptu parade. Check out these snapshots of the stars celebrating, then see After Midnight on Duke Ellington Way! Show Closed This production ended its run on June 29, 2014 View Comments After Midnightlast_img

B’way-Bound The Illusionists Perform Fiery Escape

first_img Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 3, 2016 Now you see them! The Illusionists will return to Broadway this holiday season and they showed once again just why they’re so popular worldwide on America’s Got Talent on September 2. After putting Howie Mandel in a straitjacket (we’re making a shortlist of other candidates for the same treatment for when the magicians land on the Great White Way), they performed a fiery escape for the audience. Check it out below and then the high-tech magic extravaganza from November 19 at the Neil Simon Theatre. The Illusionists View Commentslast_img

Thrips Damage

first_imgA tiny insect proved to be a formidable foe for Georgia farmers in 2013.Whether thrips will deliver a similar punch in 2014 remains to be seen.“Certainly after this past year, if farmers weren’t thinking about thrips before, they’ll be thinking about them this year,” said Mark Abney, peanut entomologist with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. There are more than 7,000 species of thrips, but only two cause problems for Georgia farmers and UGA researchers — tobacco thrips and western flower thrips.These two thrips caused widespread damage in peanut fields across the state last year. This was possibly due to abnormal environmental conditions, including a mild winter combined with a colder spring and sporadic rainfall throughout the summer. Resistant plants aren’t fullproofOver the past couple of years, thrips and the devastating disease they transmit,— tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV), — were not an issue for peanut farmers who plant TSWV-resistant varieties. This is largely because of the widespread planting of TSWV resistant peanut cultivars and generally low thrips pressure on peanuts. Not anymore.“You definitely need to continue to use the practices that are recommended by the University of Georgia for thrips and virus management,” Abney said.UGA Extension recommends peanut farmers plant later in May than in April, as earlier planted peanuts are more likely to be infested by thrips. Also, planting peanuts at higher plant densities reduces the incidence of the virus, so higher seeding rates are encouraged. They love cotton, tooWhile thrips’ impact on peanuts is seen mostly through the transmission of TSWV, the pests can severely damage cotton by sucking moisture out of the plant. This can stunt cotton’s growth and cause leaves to be misshapen and crinkled, which is what many cotton plants were left with this growing season.“They’re always bad when we plant cotton real early,” said Phillip Roberts, a cotton entomologist with UGA Extension. “Thrips are always a significant pest on April-planted cotton.”Like Abney, Roberts is uncertain as to why more cotton acreage was impacted by thrips last year, but suggests the cooler spring may have delayed their buildup.Thrips’ peak season is typically early spring, from March-April. During the winter, they feed on weeds, their temporary host until spring crops are planted. Weather plays a big roleAs temperatures increase, so does the population of thrips. Winter weeds begin to die in the spring and thrips move en masse to the younger, immature plants in the fields. Thrips also benefit from the shedding of pine pollen, a significant source of protein. When weather conditions are favorable and plenty of hosts are available, the populations of thrips thrive. This was the case in 2013. “If everything clicks in a year, their populations explode,” said Rajagopalbabu Srinivasan, a UGA entomologist based in Tifton.With surging populations come more opportunities for TSWV transmission. Like thrips, TSWV can affect multiple hosts, and both can be imminent threats to some of the state’s top agricultural commodities. Tomato and peanut crops suffered heavily in the ‘90s.That’s why peanut farmers are encouraged to take action so a similar fate doesn’t occur this upcoming planting season.last_img read more

Mitchell Triple Crown

first_imgDrew Shelfer crosses the finish line of the Assault on Mount Mitchell atop the highest peak in the EastThe inaugural Mount Mitchell Triple Crown was completed by its two creators and sole competitors, Mark Ledyard and Drew Shelfer.Chances are you’ve never heard of the Triple Crown, but you may be familiar with its components: three endurance races that take place on the formidable 6,684-foot Mount Mitchell, the tallest mountain East of the Mississippi.Each event is a staggering feat of athletic capability. The Mount Mitchell Challenge is a 40-mile ultra marathon from the town of Black Mountain to the summit of Mitchell and back down again in the dead of winter. The Assault on Mount Mitchell, a cycling race in the spring, climbs 103 miles to the summit via the relentlessly steep Blue Ridge Parkway. And then there’s the Off-Road Assault on Mount Mitchell (ORAMM), a 60-mile mountain bike race on forest roads and highly technical single track in mid-summer.The Triple Crown challenges competitors to complete all three races in succession, thereby committing to a total of 203 grueling miles, 25,199 feet of climbing, and an unyielding onslaught of training, racing, and recovering between February and July.Shelfer, 41, a social worker and father, initially conceived of the idea to tackle all three Mitchell races in one year, but it was Ledyard, a 49-year-old veterinarian, who pulled the trigger. “I said to Drew, you’ve been talking about this for three years now. I’m doing it. You can either join me, or you can keep talking about it.”Both Asheville men are experienced ultra-marathoners, affable and filled with self-deprecating humor regarding their proclivity for the particular brand of suffering inherent to their pastime. Shelfer swears that his primary motivation to participate is “to be able to eat all the BBQ and drink all the beer I want.” Yet they both possess the hallmark intensity of extreme athletes, that sense that a depthless reservoir of energy is just barely being restrained.By early 2015, having recovered from a collection of injuries and orthopedic surgeries, Shelfer and Ledyard were finally ready to attempt the endurance trifecta.The friendly but fierce rivalry that has always existed between the two athletes became their main source of motivation. Says Ledyard, “We have a history of competition. We’ve gotten hurt trying to beat each other.”In the end, Ledyard finished with an accumulate time of 18 hours and 48 minutes, claiming first place by 1 hour and 9 minutes. They held a brief celebration by “borrowing” the podium after the ORAMM finishing ceremony, wielding homemade trophies and mugging for a single photo, taken by a friend.“You want to know what was going through my head at that moment?” asks Ledyard. “Thank God it’s over. This is one and done for me.” But judging by the emulous glint in his eye, it seems unlikely that he’ll let his title go undefended.To the best of their knowledge, Ledyard and Shelfer are the first people to ever complete the three Mitchell races in one year. They hope their efforts may have inspired a few more challengers for future Triple Crowns—or, at the very least, a third-place finisher to round out the podium in 2016.—Mt. Mitchell Triple CrownFinishing TimesMark LedyardMount Mitchell Challenge: 5:35Assault on Mitchell: 6:31 Off-Road Assault: 6:42 “The absolute worst moment for me was the hour long slog up the Parkway on the Assault on Mount Mitchell. It took everything I had mentally to push through and not just sit on the side of the road for a while. Every race was hard, and long, and every one had times where I really had to reach deep to push myself to go, but none were as miserable as slog up the Parkway. The best part for me was just taking on this challenge with Drew. He’s one of the nicest guys, and it was fun training and hanging out with him.” —Mark LedyardDrew ShelferMount Mitchell Challenge: 5:48 Assault on Mitchell: 7:08 Off-Road Assault: 7:01 “There were too many low moments to count. But every adventure was amazing, especially bcause I was chasing Mark the whole time. He made this challenge a ton of fun.”—Drew Shelferlast_img read more

USSC sets IOTA oral argument for December 9

first_img November 1, 2002 Regular News The constitutionality of the nation’s interest on lawyer trust account programs will be argued before the U.S. Supreme Court Monday, December 9.In June, the Court accepted cert in Washington Legal Foundation vs. Legal Foundation of Washington, No. 01-1325, agreeing to review the November 14, 2001 decision of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. In that decision the San Francisco-based court of appeals ruled that the state of Washington’s IOLTA program does not violate the Fifth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, reasoning that while the plaintiffs “have the right to control the accrued interest generated in theory, as a practical matter, that right will never come to fruition on its own because without IOLTA there is no interest.”That decision is at odds with a similar case decided in October 2001 by a three-judge panel of the New Orleans-based U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals that found the Texas IOLTA program’s use of pooled interest from lawyers’ trust accounts amounts to an unconstitutional taking without just compensation, in violation of the Fifth Amendment. ( WLF v. Texas Equal Access to Justice Foundation ).In that case the majority said, “In reality, the linchpin for this case has already been inserted by the Supreme Court: Interest income generated by funds held in IOLTA accounts is the ‘private property’ of the owner of the principal. And, because the state has permanently appropriated [the appellant’s] interest income against his will, instead of merely regulating its use, there is a per se taking.” Petition for en banc review of the Texas case was denied by the Fifth Circuit in May.In 1998, the U.S. Supreme Court, in Philips v. WLF, found that clients have a protected property interest in funds created by pooled IOLTA accounts. The Supreme Court, however, took no view as to whether the funds had been “taken” by the state or if any “just compensation” was due the respondent. It left those issues for the lower courts to decide.The WLF is a Washington, D.C., based organization that has battled IOLTA programs across the country in the courts for many years. USSC sets IOTA oral argument for December 9center_img USSC sets IOTA oral argument for December 9last_img read more

Do This: Long Island Concerts & Events September 17 – 23

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Frank KellyThis poet/lyricist will read from his collected works to kick off the fall Visiting Writers Program. Kelly, a former English professor at Farmingdale State College, has co-authored the book and lyrics for two musicals: “The Texas Chainsaw Musical” and “Pageant.” The latter played off-Broadway and across the US, and as far away as Japan and Australia. He also wrote lyrics and sketches for the satirical cabaret revue “Xmas! The Xpose!” He authored his first book, Growing Up Me: A Memoir of Poems, in 2012. Farmingdale State College, Great Room in Ward Hall, 2350 Broadhollow Rd., Farmingdale. farmingdale.edu 11 a.m. September 17. GwarGalactic criminals imprisoned on Earth for more than a millennia, these demonic creatures formed a bloodthirsty band hell-bent on luring unsuspecting humans to to a grisly end via their savage but irresistible heavy metal screams. If you’ve never experienced this unbelievable band of extraterrestrial outlaws live, well, you just simply have not lived! At least, not on this planet. Press music critic Zack Tirana remarks: “Oh hells yes!!” This means you should do everything in your mortal and immortal powers to attend this rare, cosmic gig. [See also: “Blood Moon SuperMoon Incites Fears Of Natural Disasters“] With Butcher Babies, Battlecross and Moon Tooth. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $20-$35. 7:45 p.m. September 17. Billy CollinsSoft-spoken before his large accumulations, the poet laureate reads his record-breaking poetry like he writes: short, precise, and with a tinge of humor. Hot damn, son. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollor Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $39.50. 8 p.m. September 17.West Side StoryFrom the first notes to the final breath, West Side Story is one of the most memorable modern American musicals and greatest love stories of all time. And to think it all takes place in Manhattan. Arthur Laurents’ book remains as powerful, poignant and timely as ever. The score by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim is widely regarded as one of the best ever written. This landmark Broadway musical opens on Long Island at 8 p.m. Sept. 17. John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport. engemantheater.com $69-$74. Times vary, runs through Nov. 8.Charlie MusselwhiteDispelling the depressing connotation surrounding blues music, the 71-year-old harmonica master empowers the genre with stirring and fun tunes that immediately triggers foot tapping all the way to full-on dancing. The man is a living, breathing legend, who rubbed shoulders with some of the great bluesmen of yore, from Chicago to the Delta. He honors his roots and embraces the present. Play that thing until the cows come home! YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. boultoncenter.org $60-$65. 8 p.m. September 17. Rachel FeinsteinThis comic actress who’s gearing up to shoot her one-hour comedy special later this year has made cameos on The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore, Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, Inside Amy Schumer and has co-hosted The View. Fans may also recall her voice from Adult Swim’s Venture Brothers and Grand Theft Auto V. Brokerage Comedy Club, 2797 Merrick Rd., Bellmore. brokerage.govs.com $14. 8 p.m. September 17.Bellmore Family Street FestivalCarinval, craft fair, petting zoo and much more! Long Island Rail Road station, Sunrise Highway, Bellmore. bellmorechamber.com Free, fee for rides. 6-10 p.m. September 17, 18; 11 a.m.-11 p.m. September 19, 11a.m.- 9 p.m. September 20. Kunal NayyarThe star of the Number One hit comedy The Big Bang Theory will speak about and sign his new memoir, Yes, My Accent Is Real: And Some Other Things I Haven’t Told You. In the spirit of Mindy Kaling’s bestseller Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?, this collection of humorous, autobiographical essays Raj Koothrappali, the selectively mute astro physicist, is bound to both entertain and inspire. Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. Bookrevue.com Price of book. 7 p.m. September 18.Popa ChubbyBeneath this intimidating, towering, and heavily tattooed man is a lovable performer still rocking and redefining the blues with his guitar jams since the early ’90s. YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. boultoncenter.org $25-$30. 8 p.m. September 18. Young ThugYoung Thug’s music doesn’t just push the envelope—it tears it up and sets the pieces on fire! Describing his eccentric flow, Fader Magazine said, “He slurs, shouts, whines and sings, feverishly contorting his voice into a series of odd timbres like a beautifully played but broken wind instrument.” Still, no words can define what Young Thug does on the mic. His set is sure to include favorites from his three-volume mixtape series, I Came From Nothing, as well as “Best Friend,” from his upcoming mixtape, Slime Season. Get ready for this hot, new hip-hop artist to blow the roof off! Opening the show are Tory Lanez, Ami the God and The Villain$. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $25-$50. 9 p.m. September 18. HelmetLead singer/guitarist Page Hamilton leads the latest lineup of his influential post-metal quartet in performing the entirety of their critically acclaimed third album, Betty, featuring “Milquetoast,” one of their biggest hits. The Betty tour, launched upon the 20th anniversary of its release in 2014, passes through home turf as New York City’s answer to the Seattle grunge scene prepares to drop their eighth studio album later this year. With any luck, they’ll play some of their non-Betty hits, such as “Unsung,” “Sinatra” and “In The Meantime.” Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. clubloaded.com/revolution-bar-music-hall $20. 7:30 p.m. September 18.The NieldsSisters Katryna and Nerissa Nields will perform songs from their seventeenth album The Nields – XVII. Well into their third decade as musical partners, and at the top of their game with this latest album, the Nields turn to meditations on time and turning points, their roots and their community. The primary inspiration behind the new album is their hero Pete Seeger. Our Times Coffeehouse, 38 Old Country Rd., Garden City. ourtimescoffeehouse.org $20 adults, $10 students. 8 p.m. September 18.Dragon Boat Race FestivalThis event will include local and regional teams facing off against each other in a series of heats. Spectators are encouraged to come to Port Jefferson harbor with their lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy the festivities.Bring your water-wings, too. Food vendors and music will keep the event lively for all throughout the day. Port Jefferson Harborfront Park 101 East Broadway, Port Jefferson. portjeffdragonracefest.com Free. 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. September 19.Pickle FestivalThey’re green. They’re slimy. They are both sour and the sweetest of sweet. (And, wow, do they taste great on top of burgers, hot dogs and even ice cream!) Yes, you know you love them. This extraordinary, do-not-miss festival features specialty pickles, jams, jellies, vegetables, baked goods, a lollipop farm train (!!), corn maze, and hayrides. Rain or shine. John Gardiner Farm 900 Park Avenue, Greenlawn. greenlawncenterporthistorical.org $5, kids under 5 free. 10 a.m.-4 p.m September 19.Kite FestivalGliding through the sky, their movements dictated by the wind and the gentle, light tugging from their human operators, kites symbolize so many things: freedom, the fragility of this divine realm, life. Come celebrate all that is good and just in the world, and revel in the supreme glory that is these winged, tethered-yet-moving-at-the-whim-of-Mother Nature, yes-they-are-amazing creations! Long Island Maritime Museum, 88 West Ave., West Sayville. limaritime.org 11 a.m.-5 p.m. September 19.Antigone RisingThis inspiring all-female country band is headlining the second annual BeachFest in Long Island’s artsiest downtown. The group is adding special guests Trina Hamlin and Annika to this year’s concert bill, as well as inviting Mia Alonso—a North Shore High School aspiring singer-songwriter. Wow. 56 The Blvd., Sea Cliff. AntigoneRising.com Free. 5:30 p.m. September 19.Eric PaslayAt 15, Eric Paslay wrote his first song. The rest, as they say, is history. Whether he’s penning number-one hits for Rascal Flatts and Lady Antebellum, or captivating listeners with his own tunes, Eric Paslay is rocking the country music world with his soul-searching lyrics and on-stage charm. No longer the guy behind the scenes, Paslay has taken centerstage with last year’s eponymous record. With so much radio airplay, “Friday Night” is sure to be a singalong and “Song About a Girl” will have everyone on  their feet. Don’t miss Paslay live—he loves to entertain, and it shows. He’ll be headlining the Salute to Heroes show featuring Parmalee, Brothers Osborne and Chr Lane. Pennysaver Amphitheater, Ski Run Lane, Famingville. pennysaveramp.com $30-$75. 6 p.m. September 19. Stephen Bauman, “The End of the Night,” graphite on paper, 2015 (photo by Stephen Bauman)Selected WorksAn opening reception will be held for a gallery exhibit featuring the works of internationally renowned, award-winning artists Stephen Bauman, Cornelia Hernes and Steve Forster. This exhibition reunites three graduates of the Florence Academy of Art in Florence, Italy. Studying together more than 10 years ago at this prestigious institution, each artist brings his and her own unique vision and experience to this special show. Long Island Academy of Fine Art in Glen Cove, 14A Glen St., Glen Cove. hershfineart.com 6-8 p.m. September 19.The Charlie Daniels BandThe devil goes down to Westbury when The Charlie Daniels Band takes the stage with their Southern Rock/Country roots. Be prepared to stomp to the fiddle and whoop it up as Long Island goes country for the night. With opening act The Marshall Tucker Band. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollor Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $49.50. 8 p.m. September 19.James MaddockIt’s impossible to place James Maddock into a neat little box and label it with a musical genre, and that’s exactly why fans keep coming back for more. In fact, his latest album, The Green, was funded by his devoted fan base. His repertoire, spanning six records, gives listeners a little taste of everything—rock, funk, blues, country, folk, even a little gospel. Whether his breathless, gravelly voice is singing about heartache, moving to a new city, or painful regrets, his lyrical depth is bound to pull you in and move you. YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. boultoncenter.org $25-$30. 8 p.m. September 19.Jay & the AmericansKnown for their hits “Tonight” from the Broadway Musical “West Side Story,” “Only in America,” “This Majic Moment,” these legends are bound to astound on this one-night-only performance! The Suffolk Theater, 118 East Main St., Riverhead. suffolktheater.com $49. 8 p.m. September 19.ShahkarShahkar Bineshpajooh’s accomplishments as a musician, composer, singer, poet and producer could fill volumes. Born in 1972 in Tehran, Iran, Shahkar taught himself guitar, piano and drums when he was only 15 years old. At his family’s behest, he turned his focus to academics and became the youngest student in Iran to receive a doctorate in urban planning. Still, his love of music and poetry never died. His moving vocal performances with the Los Angeles and London Symphony Orchestras electrified his audiences. Experience the musical whirlwind that is Shahkar, live, before his tour takes him to California and beyond! The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $55-$150. 9 p.m. September 19.BorisThese experimental metal demigods flew all the way in from Japan to disperse their high-octane, crushingly sludgy and droning sonic avalanches to the suburban masses. Lift one high. Shout aloud. Time to live. Opening the show is Jay R. The Emporium, 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue. theemporiumny.com $15 ladies, $20 guys. 10 p.m. September 19.TremontiRemember the devastatingly ear-candy guitar work that took alt-rockers Creed and Alter Bridge “Higher”? [See what we did there? Lol.] Of course, you all do. Well, that was guitarist Mark Tremonti, and this gig features his latest project, which includes Wolfgang Van Halen on bass. Get ready to rock. Seriously. Warming up the crowd are Trivium and Wilson. The Emporium, 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue. theemporiumny.com $25, $30 DOS. 7:30 p.m. September 20.Garlic FestivalYes, yes, yes-yes-yes! No matter how you peal it, this must-go-and-devour festival will offer garlic-fiending food hounds garlic-inspired delicacies ranging from garlic soup and garlic jelly to garlic ice cream, just to name a few appealing treats. Aside from many garlic-themed vendors and the usual festival fare, there will also be a garlic-eating (!!) and garlic cooking contest. Come and toss back several dozen cloves! Garlic was a sacred food in ancient cultures, known for its healing powers and divine aroma! Guaranteed there will be no vampires at this garlic love fest. So please, if that was the concern, no worries! Garden of Eve Organic Farm & Market, 4558 Sound Ave., Riverhead. gardenofevefarm.com $5 adults, kids under 6 free. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. September 19, 20.Dockside Family FestivalBoat rides, pirate shows, live music, pony rides, crab races, magic shows, vendors and yes, seafood, glorious seafood. Captree State Park, Ocean Parkway, Babylon. nysparks.com/events Free with $8 parking fee. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. September 19, 20.Long Island Heart WalkPut your best foot forward and help raise funds to fight heart disease and stop strokes at The American Heart Association’s Heart Walk, guaranteed to get the heart a-pumpin’ and the blood a-flowin’. Jones Beach State Park, Field 5, Ocean Parkway. heartwalk.kintera.org 8:30 a.m. September 20.Syosset Street FairArts and crafts, knickknacks, food and great conversation abound at this go-to event for fun and all that is handmade in Long Island’s basements and living rooms. Peruse. Admire. Rejoice! Nassau County Craft and Street Fairs, 15 Jackson Ave., Syosset. nassaucountycraftshows.com Free. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. September 20.ApppleFest 2015: There will be pie.Apple FestivalApple-head doll making, apple relay races, candied apples, apple cider, an apple pie baking contest and so much more! If you love apples as much as a certain Press associate editor does (Hint: He’s got the same middle name as Press music critic Zack Tirana does! And, yes, his favorites are Macouns!), then this is the must-attend gathering for you and your family! Sherwood-Jayne House, 55 Old Post Rd., East Setauket. $7 adults, $5 seniors and kids ages 2-12. 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. September 20.OmpahfestGet a jump on Octoberfest with this festival of authentic German cuisine, beer, dancing, imported goods, raffles, activities for children, prizes and much more! So don your lederhosen and raise a stein or two. Plattduetsche Park Restaurant 1132 Hempstead Tpke., Franklin Square. parkrestaurant.com $10, kids under 12 free. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. September 20.BeachFeastEat, drink and enjoy the music at a bistro setting steps away from the beach. BeachFeast will also have vendors on hand selling food and spirits. Food trucks will feature an eclectic mix of culinary delights. This year’s event will even feature a classic car show along the boardwalk. Music and entertainment will be provided by rockers Firestone, new wave/post-punk misfits the Retromantics, and ’80s tribute band the Rubix Kube. Hempstead Beach Park, Port Washington. Price of parking. 12-5 p.m. September 20.Frank Olt Meet & GreetPatrons will have a chance to pick the brain of this Oyster Bay-based contemporary artist. Nassau County Museum of Art, One Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor. nassaumuseum.org Price of museum admission. 3 p.m. September 20.Joan LundenThe journalist and bestselling author will speak about and sign her new memoir Had I Known. In this brave and deeply personal memoir, the former Good Morning America host speaks candidly about her battle against breast cancer, her quest to learn about it and teach others, and the transformative effect the experience has had on her life. Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. Bookrevue.com Price of book. 7 p.m. September 21.—Compiled by Chuck Cannini, Desiree D’Iorio, Timothy Bolger and Zachary B. Tirana IIIlast_img read more

CFPB’S 900-page final rule on mortgage servicing raises industry concerns

first_imgThe Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently published a 900-page final rule on mortgage servicing. The final rule, otherwise known as “Amendments to the 2013 Mortgage Rules under the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (Regulation X) and the Truth in Lending Act (Regulation Z),” has raised concerns in the industry for “unintended consequences.”  For example, the National Association of Federal Credit Union (NAFCU) is already pointing out flaws in the final rule, according to HousingWire. To see what NAFCU’s Director of Regulatory Affairs said about the new regulatory changes, click here.According to the CFPB’s press release issued August 4, 2016, the rule establishes new protections for consumers, including:Requiring servicers to provide certain borrowers with foreclosure protections more than once over the life of the loan:Under the CFPB’s existing rules, a mortgage servicer must give borrowers certain foreclosure protections, including the right to be evaluated under the CFPB’s requirements for options to avoid foreclosure, only once during the life of the loan. Today’s final rule will require that servicers give those protections again for borrowers who have brought their loans current at any time since submitting the prior complete loss mitigation application. continue reading » 9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

How to survive a layoff

first_imgSurviving a layoff isn’t easy and can be as damaging emotionally as it is financially. Here are a few steps to help you through this difficult time.Do all you can before you goMost companies will provide some sort of severance package, and it’s possible you may be able to do a little negotiating when it comes to what’s included. Find out how much time you’ll be paid for and whether or not you will be compensated for any unused vacation days. Remember to write all of this information down so you can make sure that you get paid everything you’re promised.Get your mind rightBeing laid off can come as a shock, so make sure you give yourself some time to adjust. A few days to get your thoughts in order can be very helpful going forward. That time will help you stay calm when you feel like panicking.File for unemployment benefitsThe sooner you file for unemployment, the sooner you can start receiving compensation. While it’s not a replacement for a full time job, receiving unemployment funds can be very helpful when times are tough.Update your resumeYour resume should always be current, but if it’s not, make sure you get it done as soon as possible. Once it’s ready hit up job boards like Craigslist and CareerBuilder and get your resume out there.Cut costsYour fixed expenses need to be paid in full, but those expenses with a variable cost can be cut back. Food and entertainment are areas you can easily cut back in, and remember to talk with your family about ways everyone can help save money.Look at health insuranceIf your job comes to an end, then obviously so will your health insurance. If this happens, you need to figure out what to do next. You can pay for COBRA insurance, but be aware that it doesn’t come cheap. Do some research and find the best option. You may be able to find a single policy for a lot cheaper than what you’d pay for COBRA.Ask family for helpSometimes, our pride can get in the way of asking for help. Whether or not you want to seek financial help from family is completely up to you, but remember when it comes to feeding yourself or your family, every little bit helps. If you don’t want to necessarily ask for financial help, remember your family can still be a great source of encouragement during this tough time. Having someone in your corner who cares about you and is willing to give advice or just listen can provide you with a lot of hope.Be aggressiveYou can’t fill out too many applications or send in too many resumes. Make sure if you’re going to go, you go all out. The more you do, the better you’ll feel about your prospects for finding a new gig. And make sure to get out of the house. Cabin fever is even worse when you’re already feeling down.Don’t give upYour job search probably won’t be quick. Keeping this in mind from the start will help you be mentally prepared for the road ahead. Get into a routine. Besides looking for a job, find time to do things for yourself, like working out and volunteering. Anything that lifts your spirits will be good for you during your job search. 61SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for CUInsight.com. John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: www.cuinsight.com Detailslast_img read more

Biden racks up new primary wins over Sanders

first_imgAdding to nerves in a country on edge after three tumultuous years under Trump, fears of the coronavirus epidemic prompted both campaigns to cancel election-night rallies.Organizers of a live television debate scheduled Sunday, pitting the fiery Sanders and the veteran centrist Biden, likewise said they would take the extraordinary step of not allowing the usual live audience.But for Biden, the six-state contest, coming a week after his surprise comeback in voting on Super Tuesday, was a chance to demonstrate that his once dismissed campaign is in rude health.Michigan in particular — an industrial giant that Trump won in an upset in 2016 — was being targeted by Biden as a place to put down a marker ahead of the November general election. Joe Biden took another big step closer to clinching the Democratic nomination to challenge President Donald Trump, with wins projected Tuesday over leftist rival Bernie Sanders in Mississippi and Missouri, two of six states holding primaries.The Mississippi win, projected by US networks, confirmed crucial and overwhelming support from African American voters for Biden, the former vice president under the first black US president, Barack Obama.Results from four more states, including the key battleground of Michigan, were due in shortly, with Biden looking to build an invincible lead in what has become a two-man race with the self-proclaimed democratic socialist Sanders. Sanders has also acknowledged that Michigan is critical as a test of his message of revolution against the economic status quo.Biden opened primary day meeting workers at an under-construction automobile plant in Detroit, where he received cheers but also was confronted by one worker.In an exchange avidly shared online by Trump supporters, the worker, wearing a construction helmet and reflective vest, accused Biden of seeking to take away Americans’ firearms.”You’re full of shit,” an angry Biden shot back, insisting that he supports the constitutional right to bear arms. When the worker pressed the issue, Biden said with a raised voice.”I’m not taking your gun away,” he said, adding, “Gimme a break, man.” Coronavirus fears Voters came out under the growing shadow of the global coronavirus epidemic, which has infected about 900 people across the United States and killed 28.Sanders and Biden called off customary election-night rallies — both planned in Cleveland, part of another Rust Belt state, Ohio, which votes next week — in line with public health warnings from state officials.Their precaution is at odds with Trump, who has vowed to keep holding his campaign’s sometimes raucous rallies despite the concerns.Washington state, which has borne the brunt of the crisis and also was going to the polls Tuesday, votes entirely by mail — an option some experts say should become more widespread as the epidemic grows.Idaho and North Dakota were also voting.But the day’s top prize is Michigan, with its large delegate haul, status as a swing state and diverse demographics that mirror the United States. ‘Most dangerous’ president Artist and designer Cecilia Covington, 61, was the first person to vote in Precinct 123 in downtown Detroit, braving the drizzle as she arrived at Chrysler Elementary School to vote for Biden.”When he wasn’t doing well in the polls I was really concerned,” she said, adding that his stunning comeback on Super Tuesday “put my confidence back.””We’ve got to get ’45’ out of office,” she said, referring to the current president.Sanders has highlighted Biden’s support for free-trade deals to win over Michigan’s blue-collar voters, many of whom ditched the Democrats for Trump four years ago.”We are in a crisis in America, not only in the need to defeat Donald Trump, the most dangerous president in modern American history, but to take on the greed and corruption of corporate elite,” Sanders said in an ABC interview.”That is what our campaign is about. It’s very different than Joe’s.”Biden narrowly leads delegates Biden has also courted blue-collar workers, highlighting his own hard-knock childhood in Pennsylvania and Delaware.”Wall Street didn’t build America, you built America,” Biden told a rally in Detroit. “Unions built the middle class.”Biden won 10 out of 14 states that voted on Super Tuesday and holds a narrow lead in delegates to pick the nominee, although Sanders carried the most populous state of California.Trump has sought to portray Sanders as the victim of a conniving Democratic establishment, a narrative that some experts believe could depress turnout and benefit Republicans.”Going to be a BAD day for Crazy Bernie!” Trump tweeted.But Sanders supporter Frank Anderson, a 24-year-old software engineer, said he was optimistic for a victory, noting how Sanders triumphed in the 2016 Michigan primary over Hillary Clinton.”They had counted us out then, so I’m hopeful for today,” Anderson said.Topics :last_img read more

Bright coastal cottage up for grabs in Woody Point

first_imgThe home at 3 Westbrook St, Woody Point.THIS renovated coastal cottage is on a quiet street within walking distance from the beach in Woody Point. The owners bought the property at 3 Westbrook St two years ago and have transformed it into a light and bright home with timber floorboards and high ceilings.At the front of the home there is a lovely timber deck looking out over the low-maintenance lawn and quiet street.The front door opens to the spacious living area with decent-sized windows letting in natural light. The living area at 3 Westbrook St, Woody Point.Further into the home, there is a modern kitchen with white cabinetry and plenty of space for the dining table. More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019The master and second bedrooms have built-in robes and there is a bathroom with shower, toilet and vanity. At the back of the home, there is a second toilet and a big laundry area with plenty of storage in the built-in cupboards. The kitchen at 3 Westbrook St, Woody Point.Marketing agents Loren Mulholland and Jonathan Gordon said the home was in the perfect space to capture the cool bay breezes.“This immaculate three-bedroom renovated cottage is made for bayside living and is ready for you move straight in,” Ms Mulholland said. “Being on a quiet street in a highly sought after area, you’re sure to feel right at home as soon as you walk in.”The home is close to the beach, Woody Point Park and the Woody Point Jetty.center_img The front deck at 3 Westbrook St, Woody Point.Out the back of the home, there is a paved, covered entertainment area that looks out over the low-maintenance backyard. This is the perfect space for family barbecues and get-togethers in the summer months. The home is north-facing and is on a 455sq m block. last_img read more