By Ryan GivensThe boardwalk was buzzing yesterday for the grand reveal of the newest location of Manco & Manco’s Pizza restaurant. The big unveil was planned for 3PM and attracted a large crowd. Located on 9th Street and the Boardwalk, the “Mega Manco” resides in the former Strand Theater.The crowd got pretty deep as 3:00PM approached.Once the shades were pulled off and the doors opened, customers flooded the pizza parlor. Owner Chuck Bangle greeted customers and managed the kitchen while servers were quick to seat and serve.Soon enough, it was smiles all around.Long term customers were impressed with the new space while inexperienced passerby talked excitedly about planning a visit later in the evening. Be sure to check out the pictures and video of the “Mega Manco” reveal and swing-by for a slice.At 10:30PM they were still going strong. Customers were still being seated and hitting the gift shop.
Puratos (Buckingham, Bucks) recently ran a series of focus groups, looking at what consumers want and expect from their local baker this Easter, and found significant demand exists for simple goods that deliver a more indulgent eating experience. “According to the consumers we spoke to, there is a strong desire for ‘wickedly indulgent’ cakes, muffins and tarts, where luxury, pleasure and taste are everything,” says Matt Crumpton, Puratos’s marketing director. “And the majority of those we spoke to said that they would happily pay more for those products.”Visitors to the Puratos website (www.puratos.co.uk) can download Easter-themed recipes. The company says these show how, with a few additions to a basic mix, bakers can create luxury products such as chocolate nest muffins.
Spafford recently took to New York City for a late-night performance at B.B. King Blues Club and Grill. The sold-out show served as an after-party for the penultimate night of Phish’s Baker’s Dozen residency at Madison Square Garden and kept the party going until early in the morning following “Boston Cream” night. The room was packed to the brim with people, and Spafford wasted no time, kicking things off with an energized opening combo of “All My Friends” and “Todd’s Tots” by way of “Bee Jam.”During their one-set performance, the group tore through an expansive setlist, with one of the crown jewels of the night coming early toward the start of their set with their eighteen-minute rendition of “Leave The Light On” following “Ain’t That Wrong.” From there, the group moved into the cascading “Salamander Song” ahead of particularly slinky rendition of “Backdoor Funk.” As Spafford moved into the second half of their show, the group threw out a “People” sandwich housing “Legend” before performing “Mind’s Unchained,” a relatively new song that was debuted back in March during a home state show in Arizona at Tempe’s Marquee Theater. To close out their packed Phish late-night, Spafford fired on all cylinders, with a non-stop sequence starting with “Weasel.” From there, the group transitioned through a triumphant “Palisades” and grinding “Red’s Jam” before making their way back into “Weasel.” They ended their set with a gorgeous rendition of “Beautiful Day” with a reference to the Bakers Dozen Phish run.To close out their show in full, Spafford started things off with a propulsive “America” with a particularly shred-heavy build toward its close featuring a “The Reprise” fake-out before the upbeat “Galisteo Way.” For their final number of the night, Spafford quickly locked into the slinky groove of “The Reprise” and finished the song out in full.You can check out the full show available now special, courtesy of Matt Vallo and MK Devo.Setlist: Spafford | B.B. King Blues Club And Grill | New York, NY | 8/5/2017Set One: All My Friends > Bee Jam > Todd’s Tots, Ain’t That Wrong, Leave the Light On, Salamander Song, Backdoor Funk, People > Legend > People, Mind’s Unchained, Weasel > Palisades > Red’s Jam > Weasel, Beautiful DayEncore: America > Galisteo Way, The RepriseSpafford // 2017 Tour Dates9/21 – 9/23 – Thornville, OH – Resonance Music Festival9/27 – Charlottesville, VA – The Southern9/28 – Baltimore, MD – The 8X109/29 – Philadelphia, PA – The Foundry @ The Fillmore9/30 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bowl10/1 – Ithaca, NY – The Haunt10/3 – South Burlington, VT – Higher Ground Showcase Lounge10/4 – Hamden, CT – The Ballroom at The Outer Space10/5 – Northampton, MA – Iron Horse Music Hall10/6 – Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair10/7 – Portland, ME – Port City Music Hall10/8 – Albany, NY – Lucky Strike Social10/11 – State College, PA – State Theatre10/12 – Columbus, OH – A&R Music Bar10/13 – Bloomington, IN – Bluebird Nightclub10/14 – Ann Arbor, MI – Blind Pig10/15 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Pyramid Scheme10/17 – Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre10/19 – Columbia, MO – Rose Music Hall10/20 – Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge10/21 & 10/22 – Asheville, NC – Asheville Music Hall10/24 – Charlotte, NC – Visulite Theatre10/25 – Athens, GA – 40 Watt Club10/27 – 10/29 – Live Oak, FL – Suwannee Hulaween10/31 – New Orleans, LA – Parish @ House of Blues11/2 – Baton Rouge, LA – Spanish Moon11/3 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall Upstairs11/4 – Austin, TX – Antone’s Night Club11/5 – Dallas, TX – HoB Cambridge Room11/7 – Lawrence, KS – The Bottleneck11/8 – Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room11/9 – Denver – CO – Ogden Theatre11/10 – Fort Collins, CO – Aggie Theatre11/11 – Denver, CO – Globe Hall *11/14 – Seattle, WA – Crocodile Cafe11/15 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge11/16 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent11/17 – Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom11/18 – Flagstaff, AZ – Orpheum Theater12/1 – 12/5 – Punta Cana, DR – Dominican Holidaze12/29 – 12/31 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom* notes special VIP “All In” date, tickets not available separately
Types of cover crops A soil test from your local, University of Georgia Extension office will accurately determine a cover crop’s need for lime, phosphate and/or potash. If lime, phosphate or potash are needed, apply them in the fall, just prior to preparing the seedbed. Cover crops or green manures, as they are often called, are an economical way to both protect and build the soil. They are also aesthetically pleasing as they provide a nice green color, when most things are drab and brown. When spring arrives, till in the cover crop to help feed the summer garden. If you are growing a legume cover crop, do not add nitrogen fertilizer. Treat the seed with the correct nitrogen-fixing bacteria (known as an inoculant). This inoculant is important to ensure good germination. With fall just around the corner, summer gardens may be looking a little anemic. Many backyard gardeners choose to let their gardens fizzle out slowly, with the first frost putting the final blow to our summer bounty. You may be daydreaming of next year’s spring garden and what you can plant to better your past efforts.Winter cover cropsInstead of letting your summer vegetables die out and leaving the soil exposed, consider planting a winter cover crop. Cover crops are usually a grass or legume, such as clover, planted on the existing garden site to help hold and build the soil. There benefits of growing cover crops include: Reducing erosion. Improving soil structure and reducing surface crusting. Increasing the water-holding capacity of the soil. Reducing winter weed growth. Reducing herbicide injury. Penetrating the hardpan in the winter, which improves soil relations for the next crop. Providing nitrogen, if the cover crop is a legume. The major disadvantage of non-legume cover crops is that they do not fix nitrogen and usually require some nitrogen fertilizer when planted. There are two general types of cover crops – legumes and non-legumes. Legume cover crops, like vetch and clover, add nitrogen to the soil. Non-legume crops, such as wheat and rye, are preferred on erosive soils. It is important to plant cover crops early to establish root growth before cold weather hits. This helps the crop better survive a hard winter. Plant legumes in mid-September to mid-October and plant grasses in early-October to mid-November.Follow soil test recommendations Soil improvement through the use of a cover crop is a long-term investment. Cover crops can and will add organic content to the soil over time. Grass type cover crops should be raked or dragged into a depth of one half inch. Clover type cover crop seed is very tiny and should only be lightly raked to provide good soil contact, but not bury the seed. Non-legume cover crops (rye, ryegrass and wheat) have several advantages. They are less expensive to establish than legume cover crops. They also provide longer and better erosion control because of more winter growth and a fibrous root system. Prepare the seedbed the same way you did for your spring garden. Either remove or till in old crops. Work the soil while it is slightly moist, but not wet. Crimson clover is probably the most commonly used and most desirable of the clovers grown as a cover crop. It matures earlier and produces more nitrogen and dry matter sooner than most other clovers. An excellent crop of crimson clover can produce up to 120 pounds of nitrogen per acre. However, production of 30 to 50 pounds of nitrogen is common.
Endesa to replace 1.1GW Teruel coal plant with solar, wind and battery storage FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享PV Tech:Plans for what is being billed as “Europe’s largest solar plant” have been put forward in Spain as the UN climate negotiations came to a close in Madrid.Endesa took the floor at the COP25 summit in Madrid to announce a roadmap to replace its major thermal power plant in the Teruel province with a renewable “megaproject.” José Bogas, CEO of the energy giant, spoke at the climate talks of a scheme to deploy a 1.7GW-plus green energy complex in Andorra, a four-hour drive east from capital Madrid.The installation would be mostly PV-powered – 1.585GW of the 1.7GW-plus total – but also feature a 139MW wind component and a further 160MW in energy storage systems.The capacity surge is meant to plug the gap left behind by a 1.1GW-plus thermal power plant Endesa is working to decommission at the same location, Bogas said. The coal-powered complex in Andorra – split into three equally sized plants – was commissioned between 1979 and 1980 and will be dismantled after Endesa got the green light from the Spanish government this year.According to the firm’s estimates, deploying the 1.7GW-plus in new solar, wind and storage capacity will require overall investments of around €1.487 billion (US$1.65 billion).The Andorra plans add to Endesa’s efforts to replace another coal complex – 1.052GW Compostillas, in the León province – with 390MW in new renewable capacity. [José Rojo Martín]More: Endesa to replace Spanish coal complex with ‘Europe’s largest PV plant’
By Dialogo April 06, 2010 President Dmitry Medvedev will travel to Argentina and Brazil next week, the Kremlin said, as Russia strengthens relationships in the region. Medvedev’s visits will be his second foray into Latin America since he became president in 2008. In November of that year, he travelled on a major four-nation tour to Peru, Brazil, Venezuela and Cuba. The Argentine foreign ministry said last month Medvedev’s trip, which will include a meeting with President Cristina Kirchner, would be the first official visit by a Russian head of state in 125 years of bilateral relations. Russia hosted the first BRIC summit last June. Medvedev was set to travel to Latin America from Washington where he was scheduled to attend a nuclear summit hosted by US President Barack Obama. On April 14-15, Medvedev will travel to Argentina on an official visit, followed by a trip to Brazil on April 15-16, the Kremlin said in a statement. In Brazil, Medvedev will join leaders of Brazil, India and China in a second summit of the world’s major emerging economies known collectively as the BRIC countries.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Sandra BernhardSome might call Sandra Bernhard the Siren of Snark, the Snide and the Snarl, but the celebrity comedian is so much nicer and kinder and sweeter than anyone would ever suspect when she’s not on stage. And that’s her secret.When she’s on, channeling the moment, she can be so sharp that a laser would be a blunt instrument in another’s hands. Yet the truth is, at this point in her multi-faceted career, she’s actually mellowed, dare we say—her word—matured. Gone are the shows when she’d grab a flashlight and stab a cowering audience member with its probing beam and skewer him or her with her steely wit.“You kind of get a little more sophisticated as the years go by,” she told the Press recently on the phone from her apartment in Chelsea. “You do things differently. I’m certainly not going to talk about…dating!”Long Islanders who didn’t make her critically acclaimed run at Joe’s Pub in Manhattan over the winter holidays will get their chance to catch Bernhard on Saturday, April 13, at the Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, which, she made clear, better not be a comedy club or “I’ll be calling my agents when I hang up and firing them!”Despite her years in the business as a very funny performer—and an award-winning actor for her role as a stalker in Martin Scorsese’s dark classic, The King of Comedy, Bernhard says, “I never played comedy clubs on Long Island!” Those clubs are too small to encompass everything she does.“I like to reveal more of myself, it’s more personal, it’s more global,” she says. “It kind of covers the whole landscape of culture that we all go through every day.”She says she knows the Island—her uncle was a doctor in Merrick—and could find her way from Hauppauge to Patchogue “if I had to!” She’ll be performing her act, “I Love Being Me, Don’t You,” which has a little bit of everything, including her band, the Flawless Zircons.As she put it, “It’s a big, fabulous, fun show that covers all the different bases of entertainment, from burlesque to cabaret to rock ‘n’ roll to comedy. It’s old school and post-modern, all put-together!”In her show, she tells stories and sings, drawing “little bits and pieces” from Barbara Streisand, Carol Burnett, Tina Turner, Stevie Nicks and even Joni Mitchell and melding them “into my own musical, comedic sensibilities.”Her albums include “I’m Your Woman,” “Excuses for Bad Behavior” and “Whatever It Takes.” She’s also performed with Chrissie Hinds, Cyndi Lauper and the Scissor Sisters. On “Roseanne” she played Nancy Bartlett, the first openly gay character on a network sitcom. Recently she did another ground-breaking series, DTLA (short for Downtown Los Angeles), on the Logo cable network, and completed a stint on ABC’s “Neighbors.” But by all accounts, she first made her mark when she starred with Jerry Lewis and Robert Di Nero in “The King of Comedy,” which is getting a much welcome makeover in time for its 30th anniversary as it closes this year’s Tribeca Film Festival on April 27.Working with Jerry Lewis, she told us, was “not easy but fabulous, you know…to observe him and get to be around his madness and brilliance.”Not too long ago Andy Cohen, the dapper host of Bravo’s “Watch What Happens,” happily dubbed Bernhard the “Margaret Mead of Pop Culture,” and she didn’t contradict him. She was sitting next to Jane Fonda deconstructing the “Real Housewives” phenomenon. Although Fonda has done 28 workout-related videos and she’s done none, Bernhard doesn’t mind. “Do I look like somebody who would do a workout tape?” she smirks.She will work up a sweat, though, when she plays Patchogue.“I like new things and I like old things,” she says. “I like smart people and I like people who have trail-blazed and taken chances. Those are all my influences! And I try to bring that all together in a really compelling, entertaining night that people will walk away from going, ‘Wow! She took me someplace! She didn’t leave me in the lurch.’ That’s really what I attempt to do every time I step on stage.”
Matty Lees has made 62 St Helens appearances since making his debut in 2017; Saints coach Kristian Woolf said: “We see Matty as a guy who will progress into a future international and a guy who can lead our pack in the future as one of the number one props in the competition” By PA SportLast Updated: 09/11/20 6:34pm Matty Lees made his debut for St Helens in 2017
Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:10Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:10 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 Rate1xFullscreenDream homes for city dwellers01:11The final penthouse at The Oxlade has sold for $7 million – less than three years after the developer behind the project snapped up four vacant lots for $17.35 million. A render of the penthouse at The Oxlade. Supplied.It was bought by a local buyer, with the luxury development by the Seymour Group expected to be completed by the end of 2021.MORE NEWS: Developer Kevin Seymour (centre) with grandsons Trent Seymour and Ben Seymour at the site of their new display suite for ‘The Oxlade’ on Oxlade Drive, New Farm, Sunday, May 12, 2019 (AAP Image/Richard Walker)A second penthouse, sold previously, is also believed to have achieved the same price, and only “a few two and three bedders”, all with river views, remain available for purchase.The cheapest apartment within the development sold for $1.4 million. The Oxlade at New Farm. Photos: SuppliedPlace Bulimba marketing agent Sarah Hackett said the majority of buyers at The Oxlade had been keen to customise their own luxury apartment, with some even amalgamating two units.It means the original plans for 39 units have now been scaled down to 31 units.“We’ve had a huge level of enquiry to amalgamate the two-bedroom apartments intofour-bedroom apartments, where the buyer is willing to pay double, giving them 16-metre frontage with sweeping city views,” Mrs Hackett said. The Oxlade in New Farm, Brisbane; Kitchen Living Courtyard render: 39 ultra-luxury residences; Architect: Bureau^Proberts. Agent Sarah Hackett. Picture: SuppliedThe amalgamation means the luxury apartments have four bedrooms, three bathroomsand four side-by-side car spaces.Mrs Hackett the recent sales of both penthouses within The Oxlade had “set a new benchmark for New Farm penthouse living”. The Oxlade features 6-star hotel facilities, a concierge, a roof-top infinity edge pool and a 14-seat cellar with a chef’s kitchen attached for dinner parties.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours ago The Oxlade in New Farm. Picture: SuppliedSeymour Group’s Kevin Seymour, a Queensland richlister, said they had wanted to create something “unique”, and allow buyers to customise their dream residence.“We are developing something truly special with The Oxlade, somewhere residents canbe proud of and have the chance to immerse themselves in all we have to offer,” he said. Earlier this year, the Seymour family snapped up another prized parcel in New Farm at 39 Griffith St. The Oxlade at New Farm. Photos: SuppliedIt sold under the hammer to Ben Seymour, Kevin Seymour’s nephew, for $7.75 million in March, equalling the city’s highest ever residential auction price set at St Lucia in 2009.That was until Mrs Hackett sold 95-99 McConnell St at Bulimba for $8.4 million last month.The Seymour Group are also expected to develop the Griffith Street site, with Kevin Seymour telling the Courier Mail in June that the market was “hungry for luxury”.
NZ Herald 2 November 2017Family First Comment: Com’on new Government. Do the right thing for families. A Whanganui family’s story about how their 8-week-old-baby was taken from them after a social worker thought she smelled cannabis is sparking national attention.Family First New Zealand is calling for a fully independent complaints authority as a watchdog on the state agency Ministry of Vulnerable Children (Oranga Tamariki).In the Chronicle‘s story on Wednesday parents Freyja and Laurence Maisey spoke out about how they were falsely accused of being druggies and had their baby boy taken from them with no warning and no explanation.National director of Family First NZ Bob McCoskrie said the family’s experience has again brought this issue to the fore.”We must have a mechanism that ensures two things – that families who have been notified to the new ministry as being at-risk are actually monitored in an appropriate way, but also to prevent abuse of families by the State.”He said the police have an independent complaints authority – the Independent Police Conduct Authority (IPCA) and this was the type of watchdog needed for Oranga Tamariki.“Both the Greens and NZ First support an independent agency with the Greens rightly saying that there is a lot of potential for things to go wrong in child protection and, just like the police, there really does need to be independent oversight.”But he said the success of any complaints authority would depend on its independence.“It must have legislative independence, operational independence, and the perception of independence, similar to the IPCA.”Mr McCoskrie said it would also be in the best interest of social workers because it would provide an independent body to ensure appropriate policy and procedures have been followed.“This will result in public confidence and accountability for actions and decisions by social workers.”A poll in 2011 found 65 per cent supported the need for an independent watchdog for Child Youth and Family, while 20 per cent were opposed.READ MORE: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11939264Keep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.