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Meet When We Were Young and Unafraid & Homeland Star Morgan Saylor!

first_img Screen Cred: Saylor nailed the role of Dana Brody, the scowling teen fans loved to hate, in the first three seasons of Showtime’s hit spy drama Homeland. Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 10, 2014 “I moved to New York with my boyfriend last summer. He’s a rock-climbing coach at Brooklyn Boulders and goes to school. We got a little place in Bed-Stuy [Brooklyn] and we love it. I honestly think I will live here for the rest of my life.” “When I was about 12, I played Frankie in a reading of The Member of the Wedding at True Colors Theatre in Atlanta. People in the audience were crying, and I remember feeling proud that I could make them feel things.” Current Role: A professional stage debut as Penny, who helps her mother (Cherry Jones) shelter women in distress at a remote bed-and-breakfast, in Manhattan Theatre Club’s world premiere of Sarah Treem’s When We Were Young and Unafraid. Hometown: Born in Chicago; raised in Decatur, GA “There’s a lot of estrogen in our dressing room. It’s phenomenal to be in the company of so many smart and talented women: Cherry [Jones], Zoe [Kazan] and Cherise [Boothe], and also Sarah [Treem, the playwright] and Pam [MacKinnon, the director]. I keep pinching myself.”center_img View Comments “It’s cool that people reacted so strongly to Dana [on Homeland]. I was never upset about it. Look at her life—her dad was a terrorist! I understand her and I love her. But it’s just a TV show, you know? We’re just telling stories.” When We Were Young and Unafraid “I just got approved for my second gap year at the University of Chicago. My dream would be to study mathematics, which has always been my favorite subject. My palms are excited right now just thinking about it!” “Cherry Jones makes fun of me because I never get nervous. Before the first performance, everyone was nervous, and I was like, ‘Guys, what are you doing? Just breathe!'” Age: 19last_img read more

Get to Know Book of Mormon Standout Grey Henson

first_img Age: 25Hometown: Macon, GACurrent Role: A side-splitting Broadway debut as closeted Mormon leader Elder McKinley in the Tony-winning hit musical The Book of Mormon.Stage & Screen Cred: Henson played Elder McKinley in the first national tour of The Book of Mormon, which kicked off in June 2012. He appeared on screen in ABC sitcom Suburgatory.“Growing up in a small town is wonderful because I had to figure out, pretty quickly, how to entertain myself. Macon isn’t the smallest town ever, but people thought I used to drive a tractor to school or something.”“I loved playing dress-up and having tea parties as a kid. If you asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I said Cinderella, and my seventh birthday was Pocahontas-themed. I was definitely proud of who I was as a kid.”“I was lucky enough to be prom king and homecoming king in high school. I jokingly believe the Southern parents all got together and were like, ‘We have to give it to the gay boy!’ It was a very hoity-toity private school.”“Rory O’Malley sent my headshot to a casting director for The Book of Mormon tour after a teacher of ours at Carnegie Mellon emailed him. He thought I looked the part of Elder McKinley, helped me book an audition and the stars aligned. I’m happy to be carrying on his legacy.”“It’s the dream of any music theater gay boy to do a fabulous, pink-sequined tap dance. Performing ‘Turn It Off’ every night is unbelievable. There’s no break for McKinley in the show. I hope I lose at least a pound every damn day.”“I try to imagine what’s going to happen next, but I drive myself crazy doing that. I’m excited to do something new! I have an affinity for A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. I think I’m too young for Pseudolus, but I love that role.” Related Shows View Comments Grey Henson photographed by Caitlin McNaney. The Book of Mormoncenter_img Star Files from $69.00 Grey Hensonlast_img read more

Peruvian Air Force Upgrades Fifth A-37B Aircraft

first_imgBy Gonzalo Silva Infante/Diálogo November 15, 2017 To uphold its image as a force at the forefront of national and regional aerospace control, the Peruvian Air Force (FAP, per its Spanish acronym) carries on with the avionics systems upgrade program of its main combat, transport, training, and helicopter fleets. FAP must keep up with advances in aeronautics and aerospace technology to accomplish its missions—even more so because some of its aircraft are decades old. In September 2017, FAP completed upgrades on communication, navigation, and special systems of its fifth Cessna A-37B Dragonfly, a U.S. light attack plane. The installation of advanced systems on aircraft falls on FAP’s Electronic Service (SELEC, per its Spanish acronym) and Maintenance Service (SEMAN, per its Spanish acronym) located at Las Palmas Air Base in Lima, Peru. With advanced maintenance laboratories, SELEC develops modification, integration, and installation projects for avionics systems in FAP’s fleet. “New leaps in technology demand that we acquire and develop a diagnostic solution compatible with a wide range of our aerial platforms,” FAP Colonel Armando Pomar Galdós, commander of SELEC, told Diálogo. The upgrading work, Col. Pomar added, requires “the capacity to provide electronic maintenance support for communication, navigation, and radar systems, weapons with electronic components, and biomedical equipment, among many other applications.” Aerospace control The upgrade of FAP’s air assets is crucial for Peru’s varied geography, with its inhospitable terrains—deserts, coasts, rugged Andes mountain range, and Amazon jungle. As a light attack plane that can execute high-speed maneuvers at low altitude, the A-37B participates in missions to counter narcotrafficking, insurgency, as well as bombing duties and tactical support of land forces. For instance, the A-37B combat fleet provides support in operations in the Apurimac, Ene, and Mantaro Rivers Valley (VRAEM, per its Spanish acronym), where Shining Path members and sympathizers remain. The mountainous jungle region of VRAEM is the largest cocaine-producing area in Peru—the second leading cocaine-producing country in the world. According to the U.S. Department of State 2017 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report, the transport of cocaine by small aircraft from Peru still poses a threat, although the number of drug flights declined. According to the report, most small aircraft interceptions occur along the air bridge with Ecuador. Dragonfly The 711th Air Squadron’s Scorpion Fighter Squadron, headquartered at the 7th Air Group base in Piura, on Peru’s northern coast, operates the A-37B fleet. Also known as Dragonfly or Super Tweet, the A-37B was developed from a basic trainer plane, the T-37 Tweet, in the 1960s. Production ended in 1977. In 1975, Peru purchased 36 A-37B aircraft and acquired more over the years. For instance, in 2001, the U.S. government donated two Dragonfly planes with engines and spare parts to FAP. Of all the A-37B planes FAP received, 20 are still in operation and seven are in the process of being upgraded. “Nowadays, an aircraft with old analog equipment is dangerous. So what we’re looking to do is install new next-generation systems to boost the aircraft’s operational capacities,” FAP First Lieutenant Ángel Pérez, chief of SELEC’s Avionics Department, explained. Individualized procedure The maintenance work begins with a lot of research to determine what is most applicable for each aircraft. The systems not only need to be identified, but must be aligned with FAP’s operational needs. “It’s not about upgrading the aircraft with the latest thing or the greatest capacity, if it can’t be used,” 1st Lt. Pérez said. “We have to evaluate the technology needed based on staff’s requirements.” The A-37B upgraded in late September was the fifth to undergo the process that began in December 2014. The SELEC team takes almost two months to upgrade each plane at a cost of about $150,000. The process of upgrading the A-37B fighter fleet will end when the two remaining aircraft in operation are ready. These advancements place FAP at the forefront of aviation technology and increase its operational capacities and effectiveness. “We’ve also upgraded our attack helicopters,” Col. Pomar said. The next step is already underway: “Upgrading our transport planes, because they are much newer aircraft,” he concluded.last_img read more

5 Long Island Staycation Destinations To Visit This Winter

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Who says Long Island is only fun in the summer? You don’t need the beach or warm weather to plan a staycation, and these five destinations prove that. From kid-friendly activities like the aquarium to adult-only adventures like beer and wine tastings, Long Island has much to offer for a weekend of excitement. Plus, the hotels, bars, and restaurants will welcome visitors with open arms after a long day of exploring.Whether you enjoy the thrill of a casino or the tranquility of an art museum, Long Island can deliver a staycation you won’t soon forget. With lots to do indoors this winter, you won’t know where to visit first. Here are five destinations to check out this season.RIVERHEADStay at the Hyatt Place Long Island/East End, where you can relax at the indoor pool or work up a sweat in the fitness center. But the best reason to visit is for the Long Island Aquarium and Exhibition Center, located right next door. The hotel offers a “Land and Sea” package through Dec. 31 that includes aquarium tickets starting at $170 per night. The aquarium has a 120,000-gallon shark tank, sea lion shows, animals you can touch, and more than 100 other exhibits.Fun for the whole family doesn’t end there because Riverhead is also home to the Railroad Museum of Long Island. Plus, you’ll want to pop over to nearby Flanders for a Long Island favorite, the Big Duck gift shop and visitor center.SOUTHOLDIf you’re feeling fancy, Southold is the place for you. You can easily bounce between each of the North Fork town’s wineries and warm up with a variety of tastings.Start at Duck Walk Vineyards, then make your way up the wine trail. Next along the strip is Mattebella Vineyards. Then, make your reservation at Sparkling Pointe winery and sip some bubbly inside its enchanting tasting house. Other options include Mudd’s Vineyard, One Woman Wines & Vineyards, and the Old Field Vineyards in the area.For meals, the North Fork Table & Inn is your spot. And for a place to stay, there’s the Southold Beach Motel or hotels in nearby Greenport.ISLANDIATry your luck at Jake’s 58 Hotel and Casino. It’s the perfect winter escape because your place to eat, play, and sleep is all in one location. For the kids, there’s a Dave & Buster’s just a minute’s drive from Jake’s 58. There are also plenty of restaurants along Veterans Memorial Highway, and other hotel options such as the Hampton Inn and Residence Inn by Marriott.HUNTINGTONDevour a slice of Long Island history when you visit Huntington’s Oheka Castle. Book a hotel stay at this historic mansion, which is the second-largest private residence built in the United States. If exploring this massive estate isn’t enough, Huntington also offers the Heckscher Art Museum, as well as quaint cafes, restaurants, and plenty of shopping along Main Street in the downtown.GLEN COVEWhat better way to get cozy this winter than with a freshly brewed beer in a rustic-style tasting tavern? Glen Cove’s Garvies Point Brewery and Noble Savage Brewing Company have craft beer lovers covered.Glen Cove is also chock-full of history, with several museums to visit, including the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County, Garvies Point Museum and Preserve, and North Shore Historical Museum.Be sure to visit Glen Cove Salt Cave, a relaxing, holistic health spa offering immersive salt therapy. And rest your eyes at The Mansion at Glen Cove, another historic estate-turned-hotel with lofty amenities, such as a fitness center, spa, yoga studio, and indoor heated pool.Sign up for Long Island Press’ email newsletters here. Sign up for home delivery of Long Island Press here. Sign up for discounts by becoming a Long Island Press community partner here.last_img read more

Rice stock in check despite lower production, higher demand: Ministry

first_imgThe Trade Ministry has said that the rice stock from the upcoming harvest season will last through November despite declining production and surging demand.The ministry’s domestic trade director general, Suhanto, estimated rice production to decline by 10 percent to around 17.8 million tons, citing a report by the Indonesian Rice Millers and Entrepreneurs Association (Perpadi). Added with the current stock of 3.3 million tons, the supply would exceed national demand by 6.2 million tons, the ministry estimated.Perpadi also recorded a threefold rise in demand recently with government agencies and private organizations buying more rice for social assistance aimed at helping those most vulnerable to the impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak. “It means that milled rice in general has been distributed to the public either via retail markets or social assistance,” Suhanto said Tuesday in an online hearing with the House of Representatives Commission VI overseeing trade and industry.Rice farmers and food businesses are facing logistical disruptions on top of price volatility due to the large-scale social restrictions that were implemented to contain the fast-spreading coronavirus, which has infected more than 7,700 people nationwide.The average price of rice slightly rose by around 0.8 percent to Rp 11,950 (77 US cents) per kilogram on Wednesday from a month earlier, according to data from the government’s staple food prices tracker, the Information Center for Strategic Food Prices (PIHPS).President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo said Tuesday that rice prices should have fallen instead, in line with the downward trend in unhusked rice prices. The average price of unhusked rice declined 4.6 percent to Rp 4,936 per kg between March and January, according to Statistics Indonesia (BPS) data in February.With Ramadan having started Friday, the demand for rice is expected to rise even more. According to data from the Agriculture Ministry’s Food Security Agency (BKP), rice demand rose 3 percent in the days leading up to Ramadan and is expected to jump 20 percent ahead of Idul Fitri in late May.“To ensure there is a sufficient rice stock and stable prices, the Trade Ministry has ordered the State Logistics Agency (Bulog) to distribute medium quality rice to the markets,” Suhanto said. Topics :last_img read more

Germany unveils 130-billion stimulus to kickstart virus-hit economy

first_imgGermany will plough 130 billion euros ($146 billion) into a stimulus package to kick-start an economy severely hit by the coronavirus pandemic, Chancellor Angela Merkel said Wednesday.Under the wide-ranging measures outlined in a 15-page document, value-added tax will be temporarily slashed, families will receive 300 euros for each child, while those who purchase electric cars will see a government rebate doubled to 6,000 euros.”The size of the package will reach 130 billion euros for 2020 to 2021, 120 billion of which will be borne by the federal government,” said Merkel. Topics : To fund the unprecedented package, parliament had approved new borrowing, marking a sea change in German economic policy, upending a financial-crisis-era constitutional rule drastically limiting budget deficits. “We have an economic stimulus package, a package for the future and in addition, we’re now dealing with our responsibility for Europe and the international dimension.”Noting that millions of employees in Germany have been put on shorter working hours, Merkel said that “shows how fragile the whole thing is, and why we must succeed in giving the economy a push so that jobs can be secured.””We need to get out of this crisis with an oomph,” said Finance Minister Olaf Scholz.The fresh stimulus comes on top of a massive 1.1 trillion euro rescue package already agreed in March, comprising loan guarantees, subsidies and a beefed-up shorter-hours program to avoid job cuts. ‘Find its feet’With borders slamming shut, employees kept home, and shops and restaurants forced to close to halt transmission of the coronavirus, Germany is headed for the worst recession in its post-war history. Disruptions to trade and travel have also weighed on the export powerhouse.Latest data released earlier Wednesday showed that the unemployment rate rose to 6.3 percent in May, the equivalent of some 2.8 million people, from 5.8 percent in April.With new infections sharply dropping, Europe’s biggest economy began easing social restrictions in early May, allowing shops to reopen while restaurants and tourist businesses are taking the first tentative steps. Factories too are restarting their production lines.Merkel has said the support program will help “the economy to find its feet and grow again”.To boost consumer spending, VAT will be cut from 19 to 16 percent from July 1 to December 31 this year.But a controversial plan for a cash-for-clunkers scheme that also covers petrol and diesel cars did not materialize after noisy environmental protests.The youth environmental movement “Fridays for Future” had organized some 60 protests nationwide on Tuesday, with demonstrators asked to wear masks and keep their distance in line with coronavirus-fighting measures.Bavaria state premier Markus Soeder, who had pushed for help to the automobile sector, defended the package, saying the VAT cut will benefit sales of all classes and types of vehicles.The increased rebate for electric cars is aimed meanwhile at giving consumers the incentive to switch to cleaner vehicles, said Soeder, whose state hosts BMW and Audi.Meanwhile, companies in sectors hardest hit by the crisis — including hospitality, tourism and entertainment — will receive “bridging help” worth 25 billion euros in total from June to August.Under the measure, restaurants, hotels or event management companies could get up to 80 percent of their fixed operating costs reimbursed if revenues had plunged by more than 70 percent compared to a year ago.last_img read more

Mikel Arteta vows to improve Shkodran Mustafi with Arsenal set to sign Pablo Mari

first_imgShkodran Mustafi was heavily criticised for his performance against Chelsea (Getty Images)More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘I can accept a mistake, no problem. What I’m not going to accept is somebody makes a mistake and after he stops playing, and he doesn’t want the ball and doesn’t want to make decisions. That player is not acceptable for our team.‘But Musti after that [mistake], he tried to play every single time, he went for every single challenge and put his body on the line. He was down afterwards but he reacted and if he does that, he will overcome the situation.‘I ask him to play the way we want to play. He makes a mistake, another day it will be someone else. Obviously we want to minimise that as quick as possible and find the reason why that happens, but I like his reaction after that.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Flamengo defender Pablo Mari is set to join Arsenal (AMA/Getty Images)‘The plans maybe in the summer were different with him. I came here, he is here and his attitude is always right and he wants to help.‘Yes he made a mistake, but it’s OK. I like more the reaction and I look more at the reaction.‘I don’t believe that at 27 you cannot improve certain aspects of the game; I really believe you can.‘I work with players like this and I have team-mates like this and there is always a moment where there is a click. Metro Sport ReporterMonday 27 Jan 2020 4:31 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link8kShares Comment Advertisementcenter_img Mikel Arteta believes he can improve Shkodran Mustafi at Arsenal (Getty Images)Mikel Arteta insists Shkodran Mustafi still has a future at Arsenal as the club close in on the signing of Spanish centre-back Pablo Mari.Mari arrived in London with Arsenal’s technical director Edu on Saturday and is expected to finalise his move from Flamengo this week.Arteta has been keen to bolster his defensive options and his problems at the back were highlighted during Arsenal’s 2-2 draw with Chelsea last Tuesday when Mustafi’s poor backpass led to David Luiz’s red card.Mustafi has been the source of frustration with many Arsenal supporters but Arteta believes he can improve the 27-year-old.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTAsked if Mustafi still has a future at Arsenal, Arteta replied: ‘When he is my player and when he is training with me the way he does every day, of course. Mikel Arteta vows to improve Shkodran Mustafi with Arsenal set to sign Pablo Mari Advertisementlast_img read more

Retired Chief Deputy, Major Loren Baker Missed by Franklin County Sheriff’s Department

first_imgFRANKLIN COUNTY, Ind. — With sad hearts, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department announces the passing of Retired Chief Deputy, Major Loren Douglas Baker.Major Baker began his career in early 1981, and retired in August of 2015.Major Baker was an integral part in the foundation of the Sheriff’s Department during that time.The Department family grew from 4 sworn deputies to 13 during his career.Major Baker’s influences can still be seen in every area of the office.last_img

June 21, 2018 Police Blotter

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Watch it live: Fourth Democratic Debate

first_imgTonight the Democrats will take the stage once again for what is to be their fourth debate.12 candidates are expected to share the spotlight despite only eight of those candidates qualifying for next month’s debate.Joe Biden, Cory Booker, Pete Buttigieg, Julián Castro, Tulsi Gabbard, Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar, Beto O’Rourke, Bernie Sanders, Tom Steyer, Elizabeth Warren and Andrew Yang will all take the stage.Since the last debate in September, several issues have arisen. House Democrats have opened an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump regarding his reported pressuring of Ukrainian officials for information regarding former Vice President, a decision that Nancy Pelosi just recently decided to put on hold,  Joe Biden’s son, President Trump’s decision to pull American troops out of Syria, and the ongoing fight between South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Beto O’Rourke, and New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker over gun control laws and the tax-exempt status of religious organizations that discriminate against the LGBTQ community.Tonight also marks the first time Senator Bernie Sanders returns to the campaign trail after suffering a heart attack.The debate is being hosted by CNN and the New York Times. It is scheduled to take place at Otterbein University in Ohio at 8:00 pm.Watch it live here.last_img read more