Alice Drummond & James Greene in ‘Endgame'(Photo: Martha Swope) Alice Drummond, a stage and screen character actress who received a Tony nomination in 1970, has died at the age of 88. Her death, caused by complications from a fall earlier this year, was confirmed to The New York Times by her friend June Gable.Drummond made her Broadway debut in the 1959 revival of Lysistrata. She went on to perform in productions including Peer Gynt, The Ballad of the Sad Cafe and Malcolm before appearing in The Chinese and Dr. Fish, which earned her a Tony nomination. Her additional stage credits include Thieves and Summer Brave on Broadway and The American Dream and Marvin’s Room off-Broadway.Born Alice Ruyter on May 21, 1928 in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, Drummond attended Pembroke College (now merged with Brown University). In 1951, she married Paul Drummond, and the two moved to Manhattan. The two divorced in 1976.Drummond was also known for her numerous featured roles on screen, both comedic and dramatic. Her film credits include Where’s Poppa?, Ghostbusters, Awakenings, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective and Doubt.She last appeared on Broadway in the 1983 revival of You Can’t Take It With You. No immediate family members survive her. View Comments
Mountain View Trail System Visitors will stroll along Lick Creek as it flows toward the Clinch River. The trail follows the creek beneath a railroad bridge built in 1912, then plunges deeper into the riverside forest. Here, the trail forks, with bikers branching right onto another trail and hikers staying left. The trailhead for the Sugar Hill Loop Trail is located just west of the Oxbow Lake Loop Trail. Parking is available at the Oxbow Lake Park (shared parking lot) or at the west end of the lake. After an amazing day on the St. Paul trails, make a stop at Sugar Hill Brewing. An old hardware store in downtown turned into the area’s destination for quality craft beer, food, and community gathering. As with most dreams and worthwhile endeavors, the process to bring Sugar Hill Brewing Company to life has been a path paved with determination and genuine passion, but it shows in the atmosphere, staff, and top-notch food and drink. The original idea came from the Baileys’ son, Alex, who convinced them that a brewery was a necessary part of life in the tiny town of St. Paul. The Baileys embarked on the epic quest to bring craft beer to this corner of Southwest Virginia Along the way, they’ve been joined by other talented and fearless individuals, all with the goal of making Sugar Hill Brewing Company the best place to Eat, Drink, and Be Merry! Oxbow Lake Park is a city-owned park that includes a wetland and forest complex adjacent to the Clinch River. Because of its well maintained trail system, it is a popular destination for many of Saint Paul’s residents. The Oxbow Lake trail is a paved, wheelchair-accessible mile-long loop. Restroom facilities are located at the parking area. The park provides residence to a large selection of big and showy dragonflies including blue dasher, slaty and widow skimmers, and prince baskettail. Butterflies include black swallowtail, zebra swallowtail, eastern tailed-blue, and clouded sulphur. The lake holds a few feral ducks and geese but could be better for waterfowl in the winter and during migration. The surrounding fields, bushes, and hardwood forest hold orchard oriole, ruby-throated hummingbird, eastern kingbird, red-eyed vireo, and wood thrush. The lake itself can attract barn and rough-winged swallows as well as the occasional purple martin. The east end of the lake provides access to three additional trails that traverse both riverine and mountain habitats. The hiking trail continues along the Clinch River and offers a view of Bluebell Island, a 1.3-acre area owned by St. Paul that is now part of a conservation easement with the Nature Conservancy. Its namesake belongs to a flower that blooms in late spring along the trail. The path meanders along the river before emerging from the woods at A.R. Matthews Park, where it continues tracking the river before jotting up a hill and past an old red railroad caboose toward downtown St. Paul. The trail passes through the heart of downtown before rejoining the Clinch River near its terminus. Sugar Hill Brewing Mountain View has expanded to over 100 tree-lined miles, with 10 miles of dedicated single track for dirt bikes. This system has a nice mix of green, blue, and black trails, great views, and fun for all! The trailhead is located in our ATV-friendly town, just off 3rd Avenue, and you can ride your OHV to your room, the store, and to get gas or food. The Sugar Hill and Clinch River Trails have been nominated as state birding and wildlife viewing trails because of the wide variety of flora and fauna found along the way. Permits are required and may be purchased on-line or at several retailers in town. For more information, visit SpearheadTrails.com. Bluebell Island – Part of St. Paul on the Clinch Trails Sugar Hill Loop Trail Choose Your Own Adventure with hundreds of miles of trails twist, meander, dip and climb through the peaks and valleys around St. Paul. You can take your pick from peaceful hikes along the Clinch River and technical scrambles up steep terrain; hikes that are short and sweet and multi-day adventures. Our trail system offers something for everyone whether it is hiking, biking or ATV trails you are looking to discover. Oxbow Lake All of Spearhead Trail Systems are multi-use, meaning they are open to mountain bikers and hikers as well. Horses are not allowed on OHV trail systems due to safety concerns. Go to VisitStPaulVA.com for more info! This well-maintained hiking and biking trail extends nearly 5.5 miles around and over Sugar Hill, the large ridge north of Oxbow Lake Park. The trail climbs steeply to the ridge and then curves back around near the dam at the eastern end of Oxbow lake. The Lower River Trail traverses the banks of the State Scenic Clinch River. This river is home to several species of endangered freshwater mussels. Feel free to observe them from the bank. Sugar Hill Loop Trail traverses dense hardwood forest filled with excitement for the patient observer. The trees hold numerous breeding songbirds including red-eyed vireo, wood thrush, yellow-billed cuckoo, and some warblers as well as fox squirrel.
By Andréa Barretto/Diálogo December 07, 2016 The U.S. Army is selling 11 C-23B Sherpa airplanes, and the Brazilian Army is evaluating the possibility of acquiring four of these aircraft for the purpose of reactivating its fixed-wing aviation group. “The pilot batch that Brazil wants to acquire is four airplanes, which will be headed for the Amazon Military Command, for use in humanitarian aid missions in the most remote areas,” said General Guilherme Cals Theophilo Gaspar de Oliveira, head of the Logistics Command of the Brazilian Army (COLOG, per its Portuguese acronym). He said that the features of the C-23B Sherpa are well suited to the needs of the military units that operate in the Amazon region. “This is rustic aviation, with takeoffs and landings using all types of short runways. This is a big advantage for us, because ground conditions in the Amazon vary widely.” In addition, the C-23B Sherpa has a ramp that opens on both sides — an important feature when considering the agility it provides upon landing. It even has high cargo capacity — around two tons — and can transport 30 soldiers. The units for sale from the U.S. Army were decommissioned in early 2014, after two decades of use by the National Guard. The aircraft are being overhauled in San Antonio, Texas. Gen. Theophilo visited San Antonio the first week of October to check the condition of the equipment. His assessment was positive. “Once they are upgraded, the aircraft will have a life cycle until 2038. In other words, they will gain the ability to fly for the amount of time that we want, and in the conditions that we are expecting, for 21 years,” he stated. The other two C-23B Sherpa units should be overhauled within the next two months. An AEL Systems representative was part of the delegation that accompanied Gen. Theophilo to the United States. The Brazilian company provides maintenance services for technological systems in various sectors, including the aeronautics industry, and was identified as a potential partner in the event of the need for maintenance on the C-23B Sherpa airplanes in Brazil. If the purchase is approved, and the performance of the airplanes is satisfactory, Brazil could acquire another seven available units for the Northern Military Command and the Western Military Command. Before the transaction can be finalized, however, certain steps must take place. The loosening of sales restrictions is under review by the U.S. Department of Defense. “After that, we will need to define the parameters of what will be upgraded on the aircraft,” explained COLOG’s Colonel Washington Rocha Triani, who accompanied Gen. Theophilo on his trip to the United States. For now, the C-23B Sherpa units are undergoing a basic service of the components in the engines, airframe, landing gear, and avionics of the aircraft, said Col. Triani. The Latest in armored vehicles While negotiations surrounding the C-23B Sherpa are in their initial phase, another contract between the U.S. and Brazilian militaries to purchase armored vehicles is moving full-steam ahead. In York, Pennsylvania, 32 M109-A5 howitzers are in the BAE Systems’ manufacturing plant, where some parts are being removed for reuse. This is the beginning of an upgrading process that is the result of a contract signed between both countries in 2012. The vehicles were acquired by the Brazilian Army through a donation made under the Foreign Military Sales program, administered by the U.S. Department of Defense. “Upon closing the donation agreement, we set up a contract for upgrading these state-owned armored vehicles to a more modern version; that is, from version A5 to A5+,” said Colonel Everton Pacheco da Silva, head of the Armored Vehicles Section of the Materiel Directorate of the Brazilian Army. Col. Everton said the upgrade is a measure by which items, components, and technologies are supplemented, adding operational capacity to a given piece of military equipment. It is projected that the overhaul will be completed by October 2018, when the M109-A5+ howitzers will be ready for delivery to Brazil. Until then, Brazilian Army soldiers will monitor the work at the York factory to gain the skills to perform maintenance on these vehicles at Brazilian Army installations. “We are planning on a three- or four-person team that will go there when our vehicles are started on the assembly line, possibly in the second half of 2017,” stated Col. Everton, who was in York at the beginning of October. Thus it is clear that the exchange with the U.S. military is no longer restricted to the material aspect, but also to the level of knowledge. Multiple advantages The range of fire of the M109-A5 howitzer is 42 kilometers. The equipment owned by the Brazilian Army reaches just 24 kilometers. This is the first advantage Col. Everton pointed out regarding the new howitzers. “Additionally, these vehicles fire more rapidly, and they have parts that can be purchased much easier on the market. And what’s more, these M109-A5 vehicles are more technologically advanced, with radar control and ammunition rate control, as well as having many different sensors,” Col. Everton added. The M109-A5, which is being converted to the A5+ version, is an armored vehicle that rides on caterpillar tracks. In Brazil, this kind of vehicle is used mainly in the southern part of the country, where the terrain is flatter. That is why a batch of 16 of these armored vehicles will be provided to the 3rd Self-Propelled Field Artillery Group in Santa Maria (Rio Grande do Sul state), and another 16 units will go to the 5th Self-Propelled Field Artillery Group in Curitiba (Paraná state).
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Ridge man has admitted to shooting and killing his 36-year-old girlfriend before barricading himself in their apartment with his two children and shooting at responding Suffolk County police officers two years ago.Jose C. Rodriguez pleaded guilty Wednesday to second-degree murder and attempted murder during a pretrial hearing at Suffolk County court.Prosecutors said the 34-year-old gunman shot his girlfriend in the head and then fired several shotgun rounds at responding officers who found the victim’s body in the street near his “Brookwood at Ridge” apartment on Village Drive on Nov. 17, 2013.Police negotiated the release of Rodriguez’s two children—Sellitto was not their mother—and Rodriguez eventually surrendered after a 90-minute standoff, authorities said.Judge William Condon is expected to sentence Rodriguez to 30 years to life in prison on Jan. 8.
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Cuomo says the fair, held in Syracuse, was a “great economic boon” for the region. It was scheduled for Aug. 21 to Sept. 7. (WBNG) — The New York State Fair will not happen in summer this year. The governor asks all New Yorkers to continue to wear masks and maintain social distance when needed. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced in a news conference Monday that the fair will not be held due to coronavirus concerns.
Sep 23, 2009 (CIDRAP News) – The World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended that seasonal influenza vaccines for use in the southern hemisphere next year contain the pandemic H1N1 virus instead of a current seasonal H1N1 strain, signaling that the pandemic strain is expected to push the older H1N1 strains aside.The WHO also picked a new strain of influenza A/H3N2 for the 2010 Southern Hemisphere vaccine, while keeping the influenza B strain the same. The recommendation means that manufacturers will likely be changing two of the three strains used in the vaccine.The WHO annually recommends one H1N1, one H3N2, and one B strain for use in seasonal flu vaccines, trying to match the current circulating strains. Because it takes months to grow millions of doses in eggs, the agency makes its choices for the southern hemisphere in September and those for the northern hemisphere in February.The pandemic H1N1 was the predominant flu strain in much of the world by July of this year, the WHO’s technical report on the strain recommendations notes. In a separate question-and-answer statement, the agency added, “The available data suggest that the pandemic influenza A (H1N1) viruses are becoming much more common than the current seasonal influenza A (H1N1) viruses.”Although it is impossible to know whether the seasonal influenza A (H1N1) viruses will be completely replaced by the pandemic influenza A (H1N1) virus, the group of experts convened by WHO for this consultation consider it likely that seasonal influenza A (H1N1) will not pose a major public health risk in 2010 in the southern hemisphere.”The waning seasonal H1N1 strain had become widely resistant to oseltamivir (Tamiflu), the report notes. The pandemic H1N1 virus remains generally susceptible to the antiviral, though a few cases of resistance have been identified in people who were treated with it.The three recommended flu strains are normally combined in one vaccine, but the WHO said today it was not ready to decide whether the three newly recommended strains should be combined or if separate seasonal and pandemic vaccines should be used next year in the southern hemisphere. The target groups for the seasonal and pandemic strains differ somewhat, particularly regarding older people, who seem to have some protection against the pandemic strain.”WHO will be in a position to provide guidance on this issue after the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) meets in late October and deliberates on this issue,” the agency said.The three strains recommended by the WHO today are:For pandemic H1N1, an A/California/7/2009-like virus (the same strain used in the pandemic vaccines now being made)For H3N2, an A/Perth/16/2009-like virusFor B, a B/Brisbane/60/2008-like virusMost of the recently collected H3N2 isolates differed from the H3N2 strains used in this year’s southern and northern hemisphere vaccines (A/Bisbane/10/2007 and A/Uruguary/716/2007) and were closely related to the Perth strain, the WHO said. It noted that South Africa had widespread H3N2 outbreaks in June.As for the B strain, viruses from both of the major B lineages—Victoria and Yamagata—have been circulating recently, but the Victoria lineage has been predominant, the agency said. The B/Brisbane/60/2008 strain is a member of the Victoria lineage and is the same strain being used in the current northern hemisphere vaccine.In a note on H5N1 avian flu, the WHO says that 37 human cases, with five deaths, were confirmed from Feb 1 through Sep 21 in China, Egypt, and Vietnam. A total of 440 cases and 262 deaths have been confirmed in 15 countries since 2003.See also: Sep 23 full WHO report on the strain recommendationshttp://www.who.int/influenza/vaccines/200909_Recommendation.pdfSep 23 WHO question-and-answer statementhttp://www.who.int/influenza/vaccines/200909_RecommendationFAQ.pdfFeb 13, 2009, CIDRAP News story on WHO recommendations for 2008-09 Northern Hemisphere vaccinehttp://www.cidrap.umn.edu/cidrap/content/influenza/general/news/feb1309selection-br.html
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The home was designed to have architectural appeal.Downstairs, the home has an open-plan living, dining and kitchen area that opens to the deck and in-ground swimming pool. The kitchen has stainless steel appliances, mirrored splashbacks, an island breakfast bar and clever storage solutions. Mr Tipler said there was great indoor-outdoor flow between the living spaces and deck that made it easy to entertain or come together as a family. “You get lots of light, nice breezes and a good aspect,” he said.More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020The kitchen is modern and spacious.There is also a separate living area on the ground floor along with a laundry, bathroom and study, which could be a fifth bedroom. Upstairs there is another living area, which opens to a balcony.The master bedroom has a walk-in robe and an ensuite with spa bath, separate shower and dual basin vanity. MODERN, spacious and stylish, this two-storey home was designed for the big family. The property at 24 Watford St, Upper Mount Gravatt, has five bedrooms, three bathrooms, a swimming pool and even space for the caravan or boat.Lachlan Tipler said he and his partner Jacinda built the home in 2015 with their five children in mind. “It had to be modern, have architectural appeal and be close to schools and public transport,” Mr Tipler said. The master bedroom has an ensuite with spa bath.The remaining bedrooms have built-in robes and there is a big family bathroom. Mr Tipler said the home had all the modern conveniences you would expect in a high-end home including ducted airconditioning, a vacuum maid, a back-to-base security system and an intercom.“(The house) has been insulated so it’s cool in summer and warm in winter and it has smart technology throughout,” he said. The home is being marketed by Grant Boman and Jackie Ang of Ray White Mt Gravatt.
The apartment at 68/54 Vernon Tce, Teneriffe, sold under the hammer.IT MAY have been tempting to skip the auctions in lieu of the beach with yesterday’s balmy temperatures, but dedicated bidders still rocked up to battle for their dream properties.About 20 people watched on yesterday as two bidders fought it out for one of Teneriffe’s historic and highly sought after Winchcombe Carson Woolstores apartments. In the western suburbs, 42 Rockbourne Tce, Paddington, sold for $1.055m.Place Estate Agents New Farm lead agent Alex Rutherford also said a two-level, three bedroom home at 42 Rockbourne Tce, Paddington, went under contract for $1,055,000.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 6:36Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -6:36 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p270p270p180p180pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenJuly 20: Liz Tilley talks dream homes06:36 The house at 10 Bigi St, Chermside, sold for $547,500.Further north, Harcourts Chermside principal Nick Thornton said a four-bedroom house at 10 Bigi St, Chermside West sold for $547,500. Inside the home at 75 Longlands St, East Brisbane.Four of the five registered bidders took part in the action before the auction was paused at $780,000 before consultation was undertaken with the vendors.The residence was put on the market at $780,000 and two of the bidders continued to fight it out until reaching the final sale price of $845,000.The other property was a block of flats on 810sq m at 40 Barker St, which sold to investors for $1,135,000. The historic residence has exposed brick walls.Belle Property New Farm personal assistant to Richard Barlow, Jordan Lam, said many of the spectators were other owners from within the building and that bidding started at $680,000.“Between the first and final bid, it started rising at $20,000 increments and then went down to $5,000 increments,” Mr Lam said.“(Bidding) was very strategic, everyone was being very smart about it.” The home at 75 Longlands St sold at a fast paced auction.In East Brisbane two properties sold in unrelated, according to Ray White East Brisbane’s Madi Roche.Bidding for a four-bedroom cottage at 75 Longlands St started at $600,000. The living space at 68/54 Vernon Tce, Teneriffe, is open-plan.More from newsNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Parks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus17 hours agoNegotiations saw the property at 68/54 Vernon Tce sell under the hammer for $787,500 to a buyers agent on behalf of a young couple from Adelaide.