Watch the Cast of Aladdin Make Way for Prince Ali!

first_imgHere he comes! Ring bells! Bang the drums! Hot off the heels of performing live on the New Amsterdam stage for Good Morning America, the cast of Aladdin delivered a special live performance of “Prince Ali” for The View. James Monroe Iglehart leads the parade announcing the arrival of the street urchin-turned-prince (Adam Jacobs) with the help of a little Genie magic. Only in Agrabah…or on Broadway! Take a look at the clip below, and stop by the New Amsterdam Theatre to be the first on your block to meet his eye! Star Files View Comments from $57.50 Related Shows Aladdin James Monroe Iglehartlast_img read more

AcroBible(TM) for iPhone(R) Provides Fingertip Access Anywhere

first_imgCOLCHESTER, Vt. — AcroDesign Technologies today announced the release of their downloadable, native, NIV iPhone bible. The feature rich AcroBible costs $28.99 and is a download rather than an online, annual-fee based Bible. This means that users pay just once, and can access the bible anywhere, on planes, busses, etc. AcroBible is an offline Bible and needs no Wi-Fi connection. Special features of the AcroBible include the ability to search for words or phrases, create bookmarks, attach notes to any verse, and highlight verses in up to six colors.Personal notes and highlighting are backed up via AcroBible’s www.ibiblespace.org(link is external). The AcroBible has one button back-up to the ibiblespace site which uploads all of the user’s personal notes and highlights. When iPhone owners buy a newer iPhone they can restore their personalized AcroBible notes and highlighting to the new phone with just one button. Users can also type notes via their home computer and download them to their iPhone via the ibiblespace.org site.AcroBible is a native iPhone/iPod touch application so the touch interface works like the built-in iPhone applications, making it easy to search and navigate the Bible. The interface is very attractive and very fast enabling users to traverse the Bible with almost no wait. Find out more at www.acrobible.com(link is external).About AcroDesign TechnologiesAcroDesign is a software engineering company, creating leading mobile applications since 2002. The AcroBible for iPhone is just the latest in a series of mobile Bibles. Additional products from AcroDesign include mobile dictionaries, and multimedia software. For more information about the complete line of products, visit www.acrodesigntech.com(link is external).AcroBible, AcroDesign, the stylized logos, specific product designations and all other words that are identified as trademarks and/or service marks are, unless noted otherwise, the trademarks and service marks of AcroDesign Technologies in the U.S. and other countries.last_img read more

Weekend Pick: Collegiate Mountain Bike Nationals at Beech Mountain

first_imgBeech Mountain is gaining a reputation as one of the premier mountain biking destinations in the Southeast, and the country for that matter. Hosting the Gravity National Championships in 2011 and 2012 put them on the mountain biking map, and they build on that success by hosting the Collegiate Mountain Bike Nationals (officially the 2013 USA Cycling Collegiate Mountain Bike National Championships) this weekend. This is the second national championship event of the 2013-14 collegiate cycling season and will draw college mountain bikers from across the country to the North Carolina resort.This is a three-day event, so there will be plenty of biking action throughout the weekend. Friday will feature downhill qualifying and short track cross-country. Saturday will be dominated by the cross-country and downhill competitions, and Sunday will wrap up with dual slalom and the new team relay event. The team relay is a new co-ed event that will give schools the opportunity to show off their depth of their men’s and women’s endurance squads on the same course.“It is very spectator friendly,” says Beech’s Talia Freeman. “All of the events are staged around the base of the resort, so you can definitely watch easily from the base of the area. We also sell spectator lift tickets: you can buy a lift ride to the top if you want to see some of the upper sections of trails.”There will also be an awards banquet and bbq dinner on Saturday night, that should prove to be a fun event. This is a great opportunity to see the best college riders in the country do their thing at one of the best riding locations on the East Coast. Don’t miss it.More details can be found on the USA Cycling website.View Larger Maplast_img read more

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Cuomo Proposes Speeding Cameras Near Schools

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Gov. Andrew CuomoGov. Andrew Cuomo has proposed an amendment to his executive budget that if authorized would pave the way for Nassau and Suffolk counties to install speeding cameras near schools.The proposal would create one “speed zone” in each school district on Long Island, the governor’s office announced Friday in a press release. Cuomo didn’t say how much the program would cost.The governor urged the New York State Legislature to pass the amendment this year, saying it would make schools and communities safer, as well as aid local law enforcement and encourage drivers to travel at lower speeds.“Speeding through school zones puts children at risk, and this amendment is one way we can better protect our students and crack down on irresponsible drivers,” Cuomo said.Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone earlier this month also urged state lawmakers to allow the county to install speed cameras around schools.The camera, under Cuomo’s proposal, would be capable of capturing speeding violations in real time without a police officer present. The program appears to be similar to existing red light cameras in both counties, which officials tout for its ability to improve safety and generate revenue.Cuomo also has support from Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano.  Both Mangano and Bellone said they “commend” the governor for trying to improve safety around schools.Violations captured by speed cameras are currently being used in courts in Utah, California, and Arizona.last_img read more

Painting company adds new division to combat COVID-19

first_img3 Dudes and a Paintbrush added a new division named ‘Sani-Dudes’. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — A local painting company is doing their part to fight COVID-19. They are going into local businesses, like Peterson’s Tavern, to sanitize common areas. “We are able to help hospitals, schools, gyms, retail stores and restaurants, especially,” Harris said. “To help the community directly to stop COVID in the area, it’s one of those things where if we didn’t do it, then who would do it?” Harris said.center_img They are equipped with EPA certified solutions to kill lingering germs on surfaces and in the air. Harris says they are just doing their job to fill the gap. Jameel Harris, 3 Dudes owner, says with these state of the art solutions they are able to do their part to combat the virus. last_img read more

Guest column: The city is addressing Jay Street fire issues

first_imgThis will result in a larger staff and we will have the ability to provide street facilities, nuisance and housing inspection coverage for the city. Also, all inspectors will receive cross-training and be designated code enforcement officers so that every officer will have the same enforcement authority. This approach will give the city greater staffing, better training, improved efficiency and allow the Buildings Department to take a proactive approach to further address life-safety issues and complaints and reduce blight.To implement this, we persuaded a recently retired senior code enforcement officer to return on a part-time basis to provide in-service training and ensure that best code enforcement practices become consistent and institutionalized.7. The inspection of all multiple dwellings for code- and life-safety compliance is a priority for us, and we plan to have each and every one inspected within the next several weeks. We have worked hard to make sure the database of our multiple dwellings is accurate and will monitor it closely. The Municity program will provide a real-time listing of multiple dwellings with a built-in tickler system, ensuring inspection and follow-up within three years. To formalize this, we will ask the City Council to amend the City Code to require inspection of multiple dwelling properties at least once every three years, irrespective of tenant occupancy or property owner changes.8. Once Municity is fully operational, we should have the ability to provide quarterly reports on the city’s website. This will enable us to promote transparency, as well as provide relevant information and announcements to the public about code enforcement. 9. As part of this effort, and not limited to multiple dwellings, we are conducting a complete review and revision of our existing policies and procedures to make sure that the operation of the Buildings Department reflects best practices. Assistant Corporation Counsel Krystina Smith has been instrumental in this effort. Our efforts will be most successful if we also review our fees and penalty structures for code violations to make sure that we are properly incentivizing good and poor landlords.Strategic fee/penalty planning should encourage landlords to take care of their property. We averaged 990 code violation prosecution filings per year from 2013 through 2017, with average annual fines of $97,290.10. We are preparing an internal Code Inspection Curriculum (based upon the Department of State training program) for in-service code enforcement officer training, which we will require for all our officers. This will be supplemented by the required annual Department of State training. Categories: Editorial, OpinionAgainst the backdrop of the Jay Street fire tragedy that claimed the lives of four people, it is important to reach out to our community to talk about changes being made in the Schenectady Buildings Department.Some of the changes are visible and some are not. Some changes will provide short-term benefits, but all will provide long-term improvement in fire safety and property maintenance inspections within the city.The basic purpose of code enforcement is to protect the health and safety of our residents. This requires more than issuing tickets and taking code violators to court.The housing stock in the city has been stressed for many years, and solving the problems will necessarily require a multi-faceted approach. There is no silver bullet. We cannot simply hire or train more code enforcement officers and think we have done our job.We have developed a plan that involves short-term goals and improvements and long-term objectives.Some of the short-term changes involve upgrading the operation of our housing code enforcement procedures, as well as structural improvements within the Buildings Department.A summary of some of these changes and improvements that we plan, or have already implemented and intend to make permanent, are as follows: 1. We hired Chris Lunn as Chief Building Inspector in September of 2017. The guidelines for his role involve transparency, professionalism and a mandate to promote the life- safety of all City residents. He brings 27 years of building trades experience and a can-do attitude to the job.2. In December 2017, we issued an executive order placing the Office of the Building Inspector and the Bureau of Code Enforcement under the direct supervision of the commissioner of public safety.Since the commissioner has supervisory authority over the police and fire departments, we can now ensure there is good coordination between these departments.3. In early January, Assistant Police Chief Jack Falvo was appointed as chief of the Buildings Department. Chief Falvo has extensive experience supervising the Field Services Bureau and brings that skill-set to the Buildings Department. Chief Falvo will help coordinate the efforts of the police, fire and buildings departments to make sure that inspections and enforcement are thorough, timely, and effective.4. The Center for Technology in Government (CTG) at the University of Albany engages in research, consulting and shared partnership projects at the local, state and federal level.We have partnered with the cities of Amsterdam and Gloversville in working with CTG and are implementing a program/protocol called Municity. This partnership will help us combat urban blight and building inspection issues with a shared-data approach, enabling us to track problem properties and owners. This new program has the potential to be a model for statewide implementation, and there is considerable work being done to make this happen.5. We have begun providing Municity training sessions for staff members. Our target is to have the program fully operational by October 2018. Municity will enable us to establish a comprehensive and trackable database of all multiple dwellings in the city, as well as closely monitor inspections and violations.6. There have been several recent significant staffing changes. We are moving three housing inspectors that were formerly assigned to other city departments over to the Buildings Department. More from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidation 11. As part of our long-term planning process, and because the goal of code enforcement is to upgrade the quality and life-safety of the housing and building stock, we have begun out reach to the neighborhood and landlord and tenant associations.We are fortunate that Schenectady has always been, and continues to be, a neighborhood-based city. That is one of our great strengths.It is important to recognize that there are limited resources available to us, and strategic management is a key to getting the best results.Many effective solutions to current urban issues arise from public/private working partnerships.These structural and policy improvements should enable us to significantly improve the effectiveness of our code enforcement and fire safety and property maintenance inspections in the city.The best results possible are likely to involve help and assistance from sources not usually involved in traditional code enforcement.Nineteenth-century solutions to challenges in 2018 are likely to have little chance of success.There are existing opportunities to achieve solutions to the city’s housing stock problem. We will continue to work together to make that happen.Gary R. McCarthy is the mayor of the city of Schenectady. Michael C. Eidens is the city’s public safety commissioner.last_img read more

The market in minutes

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Gold Coast celebrity holiday hideaway fetches multimillion-dollar price

first_imgThe Sanctuary Cove residence at 6256 Spyglass Hill has sold for more than $3 million.A FORMER Gold Coast holiday house to A-list celebrities has sold in a multimillion-dollar deal that reflects its star-power status.Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Pink and Johnny Depp have reportedly stayed in the sprawling Sanctuary Cove residence, which recently changed hands for $3.26 million.The five-bedroom, six-bathroom estate hit the market in September with Hope Island Realty’s Warren and Wendy Hickey marketing it.They declined to comment on the sale.MORE NEWS: Want to become an instant millionaire?MORE NEWS: Property prices climbing againVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:31Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:31 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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(Photo: Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)The home is one of two on Spyglass Hill.The resort-style property features multiple formal and informal living areas, guest quarters and an outdoor entertainment area with a wet bar, kitchen and magnesium pool.It was used as a high-end holiday home about three years ago.Ms Hickey said when it was listed that the home’s luxury offerings and privacy attracted movie and music stars to it while they were performing or filming on the Coast.“There has been a string of celebrities who stayed there – Pink, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, I also believe Johnny Depp stayed there,” she said in September.“The size of the land, the property and elevated aspect all contribute to its very unique value proposition as a landmark Sanctuary Cove home.“This home sits at the top of Spyglass Hill, of which only two homes are located, (and) is appointed with every conceivable luxury.”It’s the epitome of modern luxury.Pink has reportedly stayed in the residence too. (Photo: Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)Property records show the house last sold in 2017 for $2.86 million – a $340,000 loss on its previous $3.2 million sale price in 2016.It is one of several Gold Coast properties that have hosted prominent figures to hit the market in recent months.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa9 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day agoThe renovated Sanctuary Cove home of celebrity real estate agent and TV host Andrew Winter is up for grabs.Multiple agencies have tried their hand at penning a deal for the Selling Houses Australia and Love It or List It host’s property.Johnny Depp is also rumoured to have spent time at the house. (Photo: Patrick BAZ / National Museum of Qatar / AFP)It’s like a five-star resort.It is currently listed with an asking price between $2.95 million and $3.25 million.The former home of social media influencer and fitness guru Ashy Bines is also on the market.Ms Bines, who has a global following with 880,000 Instagram followers and 15.6 million YouTube views, recently changed agencies in a renewed push to sell the six-bedroom Broadbeach Waters house.She is calling for expressions of interest between $2.2 million and $2.4 million.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:01Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:01 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenAustralian homes fit for a celebrity01:01last_img read more