Jamestown Woman Rescued From Gorge In Rural Chautauqua County

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Pixabay Stock Image.CHAUTAUQUA – A Jamestown woman who became lost while hiking in the Hannum Road Gorge near Mayville on Thursday was rescued by Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Deputies and other first responders.Deputies report 27-year-old Kathleen Johnston was hiking in a wooded area around 9:30 p.m. when she lost her way.Sheriff K-9 Bentley was dispatched to the area to search for the missing woman.Deputies say Johnston was located by the K-9 in the creek bed of the gorge. Johnston, deputies say, was unable to walk out on her own. The Erie County Sheriff’s Office Air unit was called to the scene to extricate Johnston. However, deputies say the air unit was unable to land in the gorge.The Chautauqua County Technical Rescue Team was dispatched to assist deputies rescue Johnston. First responders were able to extricate Johnston from the rocky terrain.Deputies say Johnston was treated by fire personnel for minor injuries but should be okay.The New York State Forest Rangers, Mayville Fire Department and Chautauqua Fire Department also assisted on scene with the rescue.last_img read more

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Pennsylvania Prepares To Launch Virus-Tracing App Next Month

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) MGN ImageHARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania plans to launch a coronavirus exposure-notification app in early September in an effort to more quickly break chains of transmission by using the new technology to notify people who may have been exposed, officials said Monday.The state has a $1.9 million contract, using federal grant dollars, to deploy and maintain the app with software developer NearForm Ltd, the Ireland-based company whose app there has been downloaded by more than one-fourth of that country’s residents.The app is based on smartphone technology developed by Apple and Google, and will undergo a pilot project next week, using state government employees and public health students, staff and faculty, officials told The Associated Press in an interview.The app will be interoperable with the state of Delaware’s app, and it also is expected to be interoperable with those of two other states, although Pennsylvania state officials declined to name those states because they are still in discussions with the app developer. “The app is about Pennsylvanians helping Pennsylvanians, it’s about as a community being able to let each other know and track each other’s exposure so we can keep each other safe,” said Health Department spokesperson April Hutcheson.It’s use will be limited to people 18 and over.It is similar to the app rolled out by Virginia earlier this month, when it became the first U.S. state to use new pandemic technology created by Apple and Google.North Dakota and Wyoming have also launched an app using the Apple-Google technology in recent days, and a number of other states are interested in it, Google has said. Delaware will launch its NearForm-developed app next month, said Jill Fredel, a spokesperson for the state’s Health and Social Services Department.It is designed to automatically notify people if they might have been exposed to the coronavirus, and state officials say the app does not store location information, personal information or the identify of anyone who is in close enough range to possibly be exposed.It relies on Bluetooth wireless technology to detect when someone who downloaded the app has spent time near another app user who later tests positive for the virus.As a threshold, the app uses the Centers for Disease Control guideline of being within 6 feet for at least 15 minutes, said Meghna Patel, deputy secretary for health innovation at the Department of Health.The identity of app users will be protected by encryption and anonymous identifier beacons that change frequently, the companies have said.Patel said Ireland and Germany are good examples for where apps like this have been successful. More than 25% or 30% of those countries’ populations have downloaded the app and it has issued notifications that helped break chains of transmission, Patel said.Someone who tests positive in Pennsylvania is reported to either the Department of Health or a municipal health department agency and contacted by a case investigator. That case investigator will ask the infected person if they have the app and if they are willing to use it to notify any mobile-phone users who have been in close contact with them in the past 14 days, state officials said.If they are willing to use it, they are given a six-digit code to enter to then issue a notification, state officials said. A person who receives a notification will get something like an alert to check the app, with instructions from the Department of Health on how to protect themselves and others, including information about staying at home, quarantining and seeking medical help.The identify of the person who was infected is shielded from people receiving a notification, and vice versa, they said.In addition to exposure notification, the Pennsylvania app will have a data feature that allows the user to see up-to-date information on case numbers, hospitalizations and deaths by county, as well a feature that helps the user to monitor their symptoms even if they have not tested positive, Patel said.last_img read more

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2020 Themed “Dumpster Fire” Toy Now A Hit Seller On Etsy

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Image courtesy: RexRoi3D / etsy.com/NEW YORK – When life hands you trash, make a product out of it and sell it on the internet.At least that’s what one Los Angeles man did when his 3D printing company started to struggle during the pandemic.Amir Fakharian, the founder and CEO of RexRoi LLC, said after the pandemic caused all his corporate clients to cancel orders for the foreseeable future, he realized it was time to get creative.At first, he started making PPE for hospitals and individual clients back in April, when face shields, masks and gowns were still hard to find. But as soon as big corporations started to produce similar products for half the price, Fakharian was forced to pivot yet again. So, he decided to make and sell 2020-themed dumpster fire toys and Christmas tree ornaments on Etsy.“‘Dumpster fire’ is just the perfect description of the year we’ve had,” Fakharian said. “COVID-19 is like a fire in a dumpster burning everything in sight so we thought this product would really resonate with people.”And so far, Etsy users are loving it.“This ornament is so great and brought some levity to a really tough year,” one customer wrote in a review.Image courtesy: RexRoi3D / etsy.com/“Awesome product and perfect statement on what we all think of 2020,” another wrote.The company is also selling 2020-themed toilet paper ornaments.“It’s been a challenging year,” Fakharian said. “For people to have something to laugh at and make light of during such a horrible year, I’m happy to provide it.”last_img read more

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Full Cast Announced for London’s Memphis

first_img The ensemble will feature Keisha Atwell, Arielle Campbell, Mark Carroll, Joseph Davenport, Momar Diagne, Carly Mercedes Dyer, Kimmy Edwards, Hillary Elk, Laura Ellis, Charlotte Gorton, Benjamin Harrold, Waylon Jacobs, Rachel John, Dean Maynard, Devon McKenzie-Smith, Tim Newman, Simon Ray-Harvey, Jon Robyns, Ashley Rumble, Kyle Seeley, Helen Siveter, Dawnita Smith and Alex Thomas. View Comments The complete cast is now set for the West End premiere of the Tony-winning musical Memphis. Joining the previously announced Beverley Knight as Felicia Farrell and Killian Donnelly as Huey Calhoun are Rolan Bell as Delray, Tyrone Huntley as Gator, Claire Machin as Gladys, Jason Pennycooke as Bobby and Mark Roper as Mr. Simmons. Under the direction of Christopher Ashley, the tuner will begin performances on October 9 at the Shaftesbury Theatre. Opening night is set for October 23. With an original score by Bon Jovi founding member David Bryan and a book by Joe DiPietro, Memphis takes place in the segregated ’50s, where a young white DJ named Huey Calhoun fell in love with everything he shouldn’t: rock and roll and an electrifying black singer. The show won four Tony Awards in 2010, including Best Musical. The production will feature the work of many members of the Broadway engagement’s creative team: choreographer Sergio Trujillo, set designer David Gallo, costume designer Paul Tazewell and lighting designer Howell Binkley. Joining the team is Gareth Owen as sound designer.last_img read more

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Watch Kristin Chenoweth Perform on The View, In Honor of Joan Rivers

first_img Star Files The latest season of The View premiered on September 15, with new hosts Rosie Perez, Nicolle Wallace and The View alum Rosie O’Donnell, as well as returning co-host Whoopi Goldberg. Among those who stopped by for the debut of the talk show’s new look was Tony and Emmy winner Kristin Chenoweth, who performed “Borrowed Angels,” from her album As I Am, as a tribute to the late Joan Rivers. Rivers (like O’Donnell), was a vocal cheerleader for the Broadway community. Take a look at Cheno’s performance, backed by her longtime musical director Mary Mitchell Campbell, in the clip below. View Commentscenter_img Kristin Chenowethlast_img

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Cush Jumbo on Her New Buddy Hugh Jackman & the ‘Shocking’ Drama The River

first_img Hometown: London, England “It’s hard to describe The River without giving anything away. You’re going to laugh and cry and be happy and sad—and you’re going to be shocked. Let’s just say you’re going to have quite an immersive experience for 85 minutes!” “I love having my own place in midtown like a proper grown-up. I was born and bred in a city, so I’m most at home when I can see the lights and hear the cabs going by in the middle of the night. New York is a spiritual place for me.” Age: 29 View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Feb. 8, 2015 “I’m the second of six children, and we’re all about two years apart, so [life at home] was kind of busy, but I always had a ready-made audience. I started working on stage as a dancer when I was four; by 14 or 15, I knew I wanted to study the craft of acting.” “With a name like Cush Jumbo, you never get forgotten. The ‘Jumbo’ is from my father, who is Nigerian, and ‘Cush’ was a king in ancient Egypt. It’s a name that took a few years to grow into, but now I feel it was meant to be. It’s absolutely who I am, and I love it.”center_img “When you’re working with a big star you always wonder what it’s going to be like. Hugh Jackman puts you at ease within 10 minutes. He has such a wonderful energy and is so generous when you’re doing a scene. He’s just so funny and friendly and playful—he instantly becomes your friend.” “Playing Mark Antony in Julius Caesar was the most thrilling thing I’ve done. You get these speeches that were written for men, and you’re running around like an action hero, climbing scaffolding and beating people up. It was very freeing.” The River Stage Cred: A rising star of the British stage, Jumbo won raves as Mark Antony in an all-female Julius Caesar (which transferred to St. Ann’s Warehouse in Brooklyn last year), Nora in A Doll’s House, Rosalind in As You Like It and Josephine Baker in her self-penned solo show Josephine and I. Related Shows Current Role: A Broadway debut as “The Woman,” who accompanies her new boyfriend (Hugh Jackman) to a remote cabin for night of fly-fishing in Jez Butterworth’s mysterious drama The River.last_img read more

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John O’Hurley Returns to Chicago on Broadway

first_img Related Shows O’Hurley first appeared on Broadway as Billy Flynn in 2006 and has reprised that role with both the Great White Way and National Touring companies of Chicago several times since then. His other stage credits include Pirates of Penzance, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Brigadoon and Spamalot. O’Hurley is probably best known as J. Peterman on Seinfeld; other TV credits include Dancing with the Stars, Family Feud, Sponge Bob Squarepants and Father of the Pride. Chicago also currently stars Amy Spanger as Roxie Hart, Amra-Faye Wright as Velma Kelly, Raymond Bokhour as Amos Hart, NaTasha Yvette Williams as Matron “Mama” Morton and R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine. View Comments John O’Hurley will return to razzle-dazzle Broadway in Chicago on December 8. He will play a limited six-week holiday engagement as Billy Flynn at the Ambassador Theatre through January 18, 2015, after which he’ll re-join the National Touring company of the Kander & Ebb tuner, beginning January 20. O’Hurley takes over from Pasquale Aleardi, who concludes his Great White Way debut engagement on December 7. Chicago from $49.50last_img read more

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Broadway Grosses: The King and I Whistles a Happy Tune

first_imgAfter across-the-board raves, The King and I has no reason to feel afraid. The Lincoln Center revival, which opened officially on April 16, saw its fourth consecutive week of audiences at full capacity. We will keep an eye on the production’s grosses as Tony nominations approach—we suspect its numbers will only grow. The April 28 announcement may also deliver a box office bump to two eligible plays that opened in the fall: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and It’s Only a Play. Meanwhile, four Broadway mainstays and a new comedy led the pack by gross: The Lion King, Wicked, Aladdin, The Book of Mormon and Fish in the Dark.Here’s a look at who was on top—and who was not—for the week ending April 19:FRONTRUNNERS (By Gross)1. The Lion King ($1,842,463)2. Wicked ($1,655,749)3. Aladdin ($1,534,574)4. The Book of Mormon ($1,467,290)5. Fish in the Dark ($1,180,983)UNDERDOGS (By Gross)5. Hand to God ($319,194)4. The Heidi Chronicles ($311,933)3. The Visit ($212,750)*2. Living on Love ($170,833)*1. Airline Highway ($144,334)*FRONTRUNNERS (By Capacity)1. The Book of Mormon (102.20%)2. Fish in the Dark (101.35%)3. The Audience (101.10%)**4. The King and I (100.00%)***5. Aladdin (99.41%)UNDERDOGS (By Capacity)5. Chicago (66.85%)4. Jersey Boys (66.62%)3. Gigi (64.89%)2. On the Town (55.04%)1. The Heidi Chronicles (50.25%)* Number based on eight preview performances** Number based on seven regular performances*** Number based on three preview performances and five regular performancesSource: The Broadway League View Commentslast_img read more

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Liven Up Your Lunch Break with Broadway in Bryant Park; Complete Lineup Set

first_imgThe 2015 lineup for 106.7 LITE FM’s annual Broadway in Bryant Park series has been announced, and several tuners from on and off-Broadway are ready to add some musical theater to your lunch break. The (free!) festivities kick off on July 9 with the long-running favorite Wicked, Broadway’s It Shoulda Been You, as well as Stomp and Fuerza Bruta from downtown. Later in the summer, you can catch performances from the Broadway.com Audience Choice Award-winning Finding Neverland, new musicals Amazing Grace and Allegiance, long running hits The Phantom of the Opera and Chicago and more. Check out the full schedule below.July 9:StompWickedIt Shoulda Been YouFuerza BrutaJuly 16:Finding NeverlandChicagoSistasMamma Mia! July 23:Kinky BootsBeautiful: The Carole King MusicalThe Phantom of the OperaSayonaraJuly 30:MatildaOn The TownLes Miserables The Fantasticks August 6:Amazing Grace Something Rotten!Ruthless! AllegianceA Gentleman’s Guide to Love and MurderAugust 13:Mrs. Smith’s Broadway Cat-TacularOnce Upon a MattressThe King and IDames at Sea View Commentslast_img read more

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Rumer Willis Begins Performances in Chicago

first_imgThe name on everybody’s lips is…Rumer. After re-scheduling her start date twice as a result of injury, Rumer Willis will begin performances as Roxie Hart in Chicago on September 21. She is making her Broadway debut in the production and is scheduled to play a seven-week engagement through November 1 at the Ambassador Theatre.Willis is the winner of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars season 20. She has previously appeared on stage in off-Broadway’s Love, Loss and What I Wore, For the Record Live’s Dear John Hughes, Baz Luhrmann’s DBA and FTR: Tarantino. Her numerous screen credits include House Bunny, Sorority Row, Diary of Preston Plummer Workaholics, Pretty Little Liars, Hawaii 5-0 and Songbyrd.The cast also currently includes Amra-Faye Wright as Velma Kelly, Ryan Silverman as Billy Flynn, Raymond Bokhour as Amos Hart, NaTasha Yvette Williams as Matron “Mama” Morton and R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine. View Comments Related Shows Chicago from $49.50last_img read more

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