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Original Rock of Ages Stars on Boobs, Booze & Backstage Secrets

first_img Rock of Ages Stars come and go in a long-running Broadway show—but after six years on the Great White Way, the hit jukebox musical Rock of Ages has seven original cast members who are headbanging their hearts out at the Bourbon Room. Before Rock of Ages rides off into the sunset on January 18, Constantine Maroulis and the Rock legends had one last blowout at Bar Nine in New York City to reminisce about the show’s awesome run. ERICKA HUNTER(Waitress #1)Cast member I want to do a Jell-O shot off of: Andre Ward. He’s my chocolate lover.Silliest backstage shenanigans: Anytime I’m near Andre. He and Tessa [Alves] and I sing in the vocal booth for “High Enough” and it’s rare that all three of us actually sing the parts because we’re laughing so hard.Biggest backstage secret: Our diets are wine, cheese and peanut butter M&M’s.ROA star with the sickest body: James Carpinello. He takes care of himself.Costume I want to steal when the show is over: I love my little heart sunglasses. They’re red and really cute. I could probably buy them on St. Mark’s though for four bucks.Post-show booze of choice: I like Petron tequila straight. ANDRE WARD(Mayor/Ja’Keith Gill)Craziest thing that happened during a drunk ROA party: I’ve never been drunk at one, but I’ve been at some where lots of people were drunk. Once we all ended up in a bathtub at someone’s house. We weren’t naked, just hanging out in there.Cast member I wanna do a Jell-O shot off of: Oh, there’s a couple. Katie Webber, James Carpinello…and I would do one off of Ericka’s butt.Biggest backstage secret: At the Helen Hayes, none of the walls in the dressing rooms go all the way up to the ceiling, so you can hear everyone’s conversations. We write all the best quotes on the walls.Costume I want to steal when the show is over: My thrashin’ pizza hat.ROA star with the sickest body: James Carpinello’s body is ridiculous. His abs, his pecs, his arms…he worked really hard. He would take his shirt off and I was like, “Oh my goodness. I could wash clothes on your abs.”Silliest backstage shananigans: There’s this dildo that lives backstage. I call it the “Equity cock.” People have been known to get slapped with the cock…and I have been one of those people. MICHAEL MINARIK(Swing)Biggest onstage f-up: My second time going on as Lonny, Adam Dannheisser and I were in our dressing room and he turned off the monitor because he’d been in it for so long. Then I hear from the stage manager, “Michael Minarik, you’re wanted onstage.” The band started playing some Led Zeppelin because they had nothing else to do. I cried when I got offstage. It was disgustingly awful.Cast member I wanna do a Jell-O shot off of: Andre Ward. My wife’s gonna like that.Rock star whose jukebox musical I want to star in next: I’d love to do an Eminem show. His lyrics are sick and his story is amazing, from down-and-out Detroit guy to badass rapper.Post-show drink of choice: They always make me a non-alcoholic beverage, some sort of virgin drink. I love cranberry juice and ginger ale. I’m a really wild person.Costume I want to steal when the show is over: I already took my belt from the 2009 Tony Awards. I’m not the most rock human being in the world, so I wear it underneath my suits to feel a little rock-ish. It’s pink and silver and says “F*ck grandma” or something, it’s absolutely amazing.ROA star with the sickest body: Mig Ayesa. He’s the most jacked human being in the entire world and he eats like shit. PAUL SCHOEFFLER(Hertz)Biggest onstage f-up: The only time we’ve stopped the show was off-Broadway, we had a bunch of Wall Street guys there, and they started crawling onstage to the girls to try to grab them. They refused to go on, so we stopped the show.Cast member I want to do a Jell-O shot off of: Adam Dannheisser.Silliest backstage shenanigans: We have a giant rubber penis that made its way around the dressing rooms. It has a suction cup on the end so you can stick it right on a mirror. There’s a lot of skanky shit that happens.Costume I want to steal when the show is over: Stacee Jaxx’s “F*ck you” belt. My son would be impressed.Biggest backstage secret: The bathroom is foul. If you went to far eastern Nepal—and I’ve been there—it’s sometimes like that. We’re in a basement, there are no windows, no air circulating. What happens there, stays there.ROA star with the sickest body: James Carpinello. We all had a secret woody for him. ADAM DANNHEISSER(Dennis)Rock star whose jukebox musical I want to star in next: Chris D’Arienzo, who wrote the book for Rock of Ages, is working on a Hall & Oates musical and apparently there’s a role for me if I play my cards right.Craziest thing that happened during a drunk ROA party: We did these Drunk Broadway videos and we were encouraged to drink nonstop. That was pretty off the hook, as the kids say. Someone in the cast was reprimanded for hanging out a little too long in the bathroom with someone else, let’s just put it that way.Prop I want to steal after the show is over: My wig. I love wearing it, it makes me feel like a different guy. I’ve learned how to work that thing, and my kids love it.Best body part I’ve autographed at the stage door: Boobs. Just signed a boob the other day, actually. I don’t understand the idea of signing a boob. What happens the next day? I never experienced that doing Shakespeare.Post-show booze of choice: I have a train beer because I live in Jersey. We call it “The Broadway Express” because there are a lot of actors who live out in Maplewood and South Orange, and we all have our little paper bags of beer we drink on the way home.Biggest backstage secret: We’re not actually rock stars. I’m just a neurotic Jew living in the suburbs with two kids. Oh and also, Andre Ward has two extra nipples. He’s got supernumerarys! MITCHELL JARVIS(Original Lonny/Current Stacee Jaxx)Biggest onstage f-up: Once I was gone for a week and I had done the show 600 times at this point, so I didn’t feel like I needed to brush up on anything when I got back. But in the opening sequence, I forgot every line. I just kept walking around…I called for “line” three times. Somehow I stumbled my way through it and got laughed at for the rest of the week.Cast member I want to do a Jell-O shot off of: Hmm. I’m trying to think who I haven’t done a Jell-O shot off of…Rock star whose jukebox musical I want to star in next: Funny you should ask, I’ve been trying to develop a Michael Bolton musical called William Shakespeare’s MacBolton, a satirical take on the Scottish play done with Michael Bolton music.Prop I want to steal when the show is over: The spark maker Waitress #1 gets to carry at the beginning of “The Final Countdown.” It has no practical purpose and yet it’s so menacing, I feel like it would be fun to have.Post-show booze of choice: Right now it’s tequila on the rocks. I’m cutting out the middleman. Maybe one day I’ll lose the rocks.ROA star with the sickest body: James Carpinello. He looks like a super hero and he doesn’t even really work out! And I’m partial because of our history, but Katie Webber’s got the female form of that.center_img Star Files Mitchell Jarvis CONSTANTINE MAROULIS(Drew)Rock star whose jukebox musical I want to star in next: U2. Well, we tried that with Spider-Man, but let’s do it with their actual catalogue this time.Post-show booze of choice: A trashy Bud Light Lime, ice cold, is one of the most refreshing things.Cast member I wanna do a Jell-O shot off of: If I don’t say [girlfriend] Angel Reed, I’m going to be in a lot of trouble.Best body part I’ve autographed at the stage door: There’s this one girl who is a big fan of rock bands and American Idol, and she has people’s signatures tattooed on her. So I made that one happen, I signed her body and she had it tattooed on. I’ve also autographed a lot of plus-sized breasticles out there.Biggest backstage secret: There was quite the secret Angel [Reed] and I had been keeping until it broke on Page Six about our baby—but it’s certainly not a secret anymore, she just turned four! But we’re in such close quarters, there are no secrets. A girl can’t even poop backstage without everyone knowing about it.ROA star with the sickest body: James Carpinello. He takes that home. Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 18, 2015 View Comments Related Showslast_img read more

Do This: Long Island Concerts & Events September 8–14

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Bilingual Poetry ReadingPoetry transcends time and space and illuminates the very essence of the human soul. On this literary celebration of the craft, Luis Alberto Ambroggio, author of Todos somos Whitman/We Are All Whitman, leads a poetry reading with Vijay Seshadri, a 2014 Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, sharing the universality of The Good, Grey Poet. Celebrate life. Celebrate love. Celebrate nature. Celebrate “Song of Myself,” indeed. [Read: Walt Whitman’s Long Island Roots] Refreshments will be served, audience Q&A and book signing to follow presentations. Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site, 246 Old Walt Whitman Rd., Huntington Station. Free. 6:30 p.m. Sept. 8. Zoraida CordovaDoes witchcraft and magic fascinate you? Do you find the prospects of communication with the dead absolutely intriguing? Of course you do, and therefore, you’ll want to attend this book signing for Cordova’s Labyrinth Lost, a mesmerizing tale of a mega-powerful witch who isn’t so enthralled with her supernatural powers and in an attempt to rid herself of those otherworldly wonders, embarks on a fantastical journey through the most captivating realms of the undead. Come down and hear about the inspiration behind such a tale, and share your own stories of the paranormal and spiritual. Wow. Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. Free with purchase of book. 7 p.m. Sept. 8.Bellucci BuddiesEver imagine what it would be like to be half-man, half-machine gun? You need to see this guy behind the kit. Thunder and lightning at the speed of sound. Bellucci is a renowned drummer with a stellar reputation as an incredible performer who combines a wide range of phenomenal techniques with a passion for music that is as infectious as it is inspiring. His drum solos drop jaws at each and every gig. So sit back, relax, and get ready to be floored. Treme Blues and Jazz Club, 553 Main St., Islip. Free. 8 p.m. Sept. 8.Gov’t Mule, featuring Warren Haynes on lead guitar, is ready for some Jones Beach music. (Photo by Anna Webber)ZZ Top & Gov’t MuleHirsute Texas boogie stars ZZ Top and Gov’t Mule close out the Jones Beach summer concert series with its last musical performance of the year. Gov’t Mule frontman Warren Haynes, who recently spoke to the Press in advance of this show, is known as the longtime guitarist with The Allman Brothers and revered as one of the greatest axe men who’ve ever lived. The rock and Roll Hall of Fame trio from ZZ Top represent the epitome of classic, roots-rockin’ boogie and bottom-bustin’ blues. This is a perfect ending to a mind-blowing, wave-making season of fun in the sun and good times at night along the ocean. Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre, Jones Beach, Ocean Parkway, Wantagh. $25-$99.50. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 9.Austin John WinklerRemember the 2006 summer hit, “Lips of An Angel” by Texas-based rocker Hinder? After a three-year hiatus from the music world, the band’s former vocalist is back with a solo EP called Love Sick Radio. Winkler will take the stage introducing us to six of his brand new songs, one of them featuring country artist Jessie James Decker. Opening the show is J. Rad, Share The Burden, Symfinity and Drastic Measures. Hot damn, son. Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. $15, $18 DOS. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 9.KTFO Live MMAKTFO features the best local talent from the same gym as UFC superstars Matt Serra, Ryan LaFlare and Chris Weidman. This mind-blowing evening of super-strength action will include warriors from various weight classes, and will surely be a total knockout! The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. $39.50-$89.50. 8 p.m. Sept. 9.The Robert Cray BandSinger, guitarist and songwriter, Robert Cray has taken his sound through his 40-year career and molded it into the quintessential blues rock blend that won him five Grammys and induction into the Blues Hall of Fame. Influenced by the gospel songs of his boyhood, as well as soul, R&B, Jimi Hendrix-style rock and bouncy Beatles pop, the Robert Cray Band will have you on your feet with “Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark,” “Smoking Gun” and “Acting This Way,” among many other tunes that’ll get you and your loved ones up out their seats and dancin’ around. 4 Nights of 40 Years Live, his latest drop, showcases his best, with clips of concerts from the ’80s to today. Opening the show is Lonesome Dan and The Curmudgeons (what a band name lol). The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. $25-$59.50. 8 p.m. Sept. 9.Celtic ThunderThis singing group from Ireland perform both solo and ensemble numbers and remain one of the most popular musical shows televised on PBS stations. Live, their gigs are known for dramatic effects via lighting and choreography, accompanied by authentic Irish instruments. Their current tour, Legacy, in support of their Legacy Volume Two CD & DVD collection, has been wowing audiences the world over with a powerhouse combo of classic and contemporary Irish songs alongside international hits, delivered in true Celtic Thunder style! NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. $59.50-$75. 8 p.m. Sept. 9.Ryan Paevey & William Devry General Hospital is a guilty pleasure for countless daytime TV viewers. Just about everyone has seen at least one episode, and got way too into it. Imagine what it would be like to see a live episode? Well now fans can, as “Nathan West” and “Julian Jerome” take the stage to perform a real-life soap show. There will be cheese, wine, and a meet-and-greet, and of course, drama, drama, drama. Don’t miss this! The Brokerage Comedy Club, 2797 Merrick Rd., Bellmore. $95-$139. 1:30 p.m. Sept. 10.The Oddball Comedy & Curiosity FestivalThat laughter you hear coming from beach this weekend is just some of the nation’s funniest comics performing the final event of the Jones Beach summer concert calendar. The jokesters include Last Week Tonight host John Oliver, Roastmaster General Jeffrey Ross, Sebastian Maniscalco, Tom Segura, Pete Davidson, Bridget Everett, Katherine Ryan, Big Jay Oakerson and Kyle Dunnigan. Get ready to laugh your tuckus off! Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre, Jones Beach, Ocean Parkway, Wantagh. $29.95-$150. 5 p.m. Sept. 10.Doo Wop ExtravaganzaDo it up doo-wop style with this amazing lineup! Take a trip down memory lane with classic hits by Lou Christie, Gary U.S. Bonds, Jay Siegel & the Tokens, The Happenings and The Chiffons. Guaranteed to deliver a great night of music and memories, this show will have you singing “skiddly bop doo-bee-doo weeee” all the way home! (Yes, this is a very good thing!) NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. $49.50-$69.50. 7 p.m. Sept. 10.Little FeatThis American rock band will take fans back to the 1970s with songs from all 35 albums. Although members of the band have changed throughout the years, the quality of music hasn’t. Get ready for some “Dixie Chicken” and brush up on your air guitar, because this show is sure to rock! The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. $29.50-$79.50. 8 p.m. Sept. 10.EverlastErik Francis Schrody, or as the world knows him, “Everlast,” is a rapper, singer, and former member of House of Pain, best known for their hit, “Jump Around.” More recently, “Little Miss America” and “I Get By” are two of his latest hits. Opening the show are Aqua Cherry, Sweet Tooth and Gnarly Karma. Get ready to, well, jump around! Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. $20. 8 p.m. Sept. 10. Toby LoveTengo Un Amor! What’s not to love about Puerto Rican American, singer-songwriter, Toby Love? Love is a true artist, as he sings from his heart, and captures true Latin rhythm in his music. Bachata Nation, his most recent drop, drove the bachata world crazy, with more than 17 hot new tracks. His music combines traditional, urban singing, and production together, and will be sure to get fans up on their feet, bumpin’ and grindin’ and singin’ aloud! A night full of dancing, or bailando, is guaranteed! The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. $25. 10 p.m. Sept. 10.Civil War Re-enactmentWhether you’re a history buff or just enjoy learning about the most important events and people of the past, this is the gig for you. Company H, 119th N.Y. Volunteer Historical Association will host an event highlighting the history of the regiment that enlisted soldiers from the streets of Hempstead in 1862. They will retell their service at Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Chattanooga and Atlanta to the end of the Civil War until their return to Long Island in 1865. Old Bethpage Village Restoration, 1303 Round Swamp Rd., Old Bethpage. $7-$10. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept 10, 11.Generation FoundLong Island is unfortunately no stranger to the terrors and tragedies unleashed by heroin. [Read: How Long Island Is Losing Its War On Heroin] It’s crushed communities across the country in its lethal grip, and Denver, Colo. is no exception. This moving documentary follows Denver’s efforts to combat the devastation of the national heroin epidemic. A panel discussion with local addiction experts follows the screening. Come to learn. Come to listen. Come to lend your support to fighting this brutal drug. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. $15 members, $20 public. 10:30 a.m. Sept. 11.Related: Long Island 9/11 Memorial Events Set for 15th AnniversaryAugust Burns RedFormed in 2003, this American Christian metal core band has had quite the career. With more than seven albums to date, and many charting songs, August Burns Red has become a recognizable name. Their latest drop, Found in Far Away Places, is set to debut on the Legends of The Fall Tour (aka, this concert). Be prepared for new music with heavy breakdowns, crazy guitar solos, and catchy beats. Leaving this concert with ringing ears will definitely be worth it! Warming up the crowd are Erra, Silent Planet and Make Them Suffer. Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. $18, $20 DOS. 6 p.m. Sept. 12.ResoundWhat is time, anyway? Space? What are black holes? Dark matter? Do interdimensional portals truly exist? [Read: Einstein Was Right: Black Holes, Gravitational Waves (& Interdimensional Time Travel) Exists] This opening reception will kick off an absolutely mesmerizing artistic foray into the very depths of quantum physics and extraterrestrial oblivion, as artists inspired by the recent detection of gravitational waves in space, which confirmed Albert Einstein’s prediction of ripples in the fabric of space-time in his general theory of relativity, attempt to translate these infinitely phenomenal revelations into visual manifestations of the very sinews of reality, or at least what we call “reality.” The possibilities are endless. These fascinating interpretations run phantasmic freight trains through all that the human mind can comprehend. All hail the eternal masterpiece that is imagination! Resound features the work of six internationally acclaimed artists, including Memo Akten, Sougwin Chung, Seth Cluett, Yoon Chung Han, Carsten Nicolai and Jess Rowland. Not to be missed. Stony Brook University, Simons Center Auditorium 103. 5 p.m. Sept. 14.Peppa Pig’s Big SplashBased on the popular Peppa Pig television series, Peppa Pig’s Big Splash is a fully immersive musical production featuring a dozen familiar and original songs, as well as a sing-a-long. In Peppa Pig’s Big Splash, the nursery roof is leaking and Peppa and her friends need to fix it quickly. They set up a fair to raise money so Mr. Bull can do the repairs. There’s plenty of fun to be had as Peppa, George, Mummy and Daddy Pig, along with Danny Dog, Pedro Pony and Suzy Sheep work together to organize an exciting day out complete with a Champion Puddle Jumping competition judged by Mr. Potato, where everyone gets wet! An interactive experience full of singing, dancing, games, and muddy puddles, Peppa Pig’s Big Splash is a guaranteed blast for the whole family. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, LIU Post, Old Brookville. $37.50-$66.50. 6 p.m. Sept. 14.Puppet Slam CaféBending the realms of comedy and puppetry, this wildly fascinating event is one for the books. These are not your kids’ puppets. These puppeteers perform adult-only material. Seriously, no one under 17 will be admitted. Performers include Honey Goodenough, Liz Joyce, Bob Nathanson, Artie Poore, Steven Widerman and more. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. $20 members, $25 public. 8 p.m. Sept. 14.-Compiled by Natalie Coloprisco, Timothy Bolger & Zachary B. Tirana IIIMain Art: Legendary guitarist Warren Haynes rocks Nikon at Jones Beach Theater Sept. 9 with Gov’t Mule and ZZ Top. (Photo: Gov’t Mule official Facebook profile)last_img read more

Holbrook Man in Motorcycle Crash Dies

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 24-year-old man died the day after his motorcycle collided with another vehicle in his hometown of Holbrook over the weekend.Suffolk County police said Jeffrey Montgomery was riding a Triumph southbound on Coates Avenue when his vehicle struck the right rear wheel of a Mercedes-Benz that was making a left turn onto Leonard Street at 12:32 p.m. Friday.The victim was taken to Stony Brook University Hospital, where he died Saturday, police said. The other driver was not injured.Fifth Squad detectives impounded the vehicles, are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information on the crash to call them at 631-854-8552.last_img read more

Pure Mammography: Breast Cancer Screenings Made Easy

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Pure Mammography, a healthcare provider that offers mammograms to women at Smith Haven Mall to help reach reluctant patients, is planning a second location at a mall in Nassau County, the company said.The goal of the store-front clinic is to get tested the one-third of women who do not get their annual mammogram — even though the test is the best way to detect breast cancer early, thereby significantly increasing a patient’s survival rate.“Being in the mall is great because it has public transportation, weekend hours, extended hours, and it’s open seven days a week,” said Pure Mammography CEO Steven Tuzinkiewicz. “We have a lot of availability to get women in to get their mammogram done.”The two-year-old startup’s center is designed by the same company that builds spas. Using a spa-like design makes women feel more relaxed than getting a mammogram in a sterile clinical setting where such screenings are typically performed. And it’s convenient location makes it as simple as going to an urgent care center, since no appointment is needed.“The whole idea is making getting a mammogram as easy as getting a Starbucks,” Tuzinkiewicz said.The company has not yet announced where the new location will be, but stay tuned for details.Pure Mammography is located at 570 Smith Haven Mall in Lake Grove. It can be reached at 631-652-3424 or puremammo.comlast_img read more

The fourth International Congress on Rural Tourism on Brač has been announced

first_imgMore than 250 experts from 15 countries, scientists, tourism workers will gather from 9 to 13 May in Supetar at the largest conference on rural tourism in CroatiaPanels on international tourist cultural routes, the role of emigrants, returnees and national minorities in rural, and the role of LAGs and LAGURs in sustainable tourism, lectures, presentations, workshops, Sustainable Development Festival, exhibitions, Eco-ethno trade show, innovative dinner Brač specialties, are only part of the rich program of the Fourth International Congress on Rural Tourism “New Time – Time for Rural Tourism”.”Rural space covers 92 percent of Croatian territory, and rural tourism accounts for only two percent of the total tourist traffic. Professional gatherings like this Congress aim to increase that share and bring us closer to countries where it ranges between ten and twenty percent. With about 500 family farms that are additionally engaged in tourism, at least twice as many entrepreneurs in rural tourism and an innovative offer, we can equally stand by the side of the most developed countries. “, said Dijana Katica, President of the Croatian Association for Tourism and Rural Development “Selo Members Club”, at the presentation of the congress in the Zagreb restaurant Dva goluba.”We are extremely pleased that the Split-Dalmatia County is hosting the International Congress on Rural Tourism. This form of tourism is increasingly attractive to foreign and domestic guests. We ourselves are taking a number of measures and actions to encourage it, which is evident in the Imotski area, where rural tourism is the main driver of economic development. “, pointed out Joško Stella, director of the Split-Dalmatia County Tourist Board.In addition to the scientific and professional public, the congress is intended for tourist farms and entrepreneurs in rural tourism, LAGs, and LAGURs who will be introduced to the latest trends in the field of rural tourism at workshops and trainings. And according to these trends, guests are increasingly interested in the history, culture and tradition of the destination where they stay, they want to get involved in local life during the holidays. “For the city of Supetar and the island of Brac, this congress has a special significance. With it, an era of Supetar tourism ends and a new one begins. Namely, as of this spring, Supetar has a new conference center Waterman Forum in which this congress will be held, which has positioned us as a new destination for business meetings.”, Said Ivan Cvitanic, director of the Tourist Board of the city of Supetar.Rural space, household holidays, local gastronomy, active holidays in nature are of interest to socially and ecologically aware guests who expect the tourist offer to be in line with their beliefs. They come on holiday mainly outside the main tourist season, they are looking for an authentic experience, as a rule they have higher purchasing power and they come to the destination by their own car. Rural tourism is an increasingly sought-after form of offer with great tourist potential throughout the year, which generates new jobs, new facilities and economic development in rural areas, while creative and authentic offer is in focus.For more information on the International Congress on Rural Tourism on Brač, see HERElast_img read more

Rescuers say no one else believed trapped in India building collapse

first_img“We are in the final stages and don’t expect anyone (else) trapped under the debris,” Shiv Kumar, a spokesman for India’s National Disaster Response Force, told AFP.Emergency workers rescued nine people from the wreckage, with the loudest cheers reserved for a four-year-old boy found alive on Tuesday afternoon.Shell-shocked residents said they had previously complained to the builder about the condition of the complex, with police launching an investigation against him and four other people in connection with the tragedy.Local politician Manik Motiram Jagtap told TV9 Marathi that the building was 10 years old and built on “weak” foundations. The death toll from a collapsed apartment block in India rose to 16 overnight as rescuers said Wednesday they didn’t expect to find anyone else trapped dead or alive in the rubble. Local officials had initially feared up to 200 residents of 47 flats were buried when the block collapsed late Monday in Mahad, south of Mumbai.But many were spared, having fled the town weeks earlier to wait out the coronavirus pandemic in their home villages. “It fell like a house of cards,” he said.Building collapses are common during India’s June-September monsoon, with old and rickety structures buckling after days of non-stop rain.In another incident highlighting the precarious state of India’s infrastructure, a three-story residential building collapsed in central Madhya Pradesh state on Tuesday following heavy rains.Emergency workers — using shovels and in some cases their bare hands to remove debris — rescued nine people, reports said.The monsoon plays a vital role in boosting harvests across South Asia, but also causes widespread death and destruction, unleashing floods, triggering building collapses and inundating low-lying villages.The death toll from monsoon-related disasters this year has topped 1,200, including more than 800 in India.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Granit Xhaka refusing Arsenal request to make public apology and set for hefty fine

first_img Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 29 Oct 2019 7:47 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.5kShares Advertisement Xhaka took off his shirt and stormed down the tunnel after being subbed (Picture: Reuters)The situation is being handled delicately, with the majority of the Arsenal squad rallying around Xhaka, who they voted to replace Laurent Koscielny as captain over the summer.Emery will face the media later on Tuesday ahead of Arsenal’s clash with Liverpool and Xhaka’s status as captain, and any punishment he has received, will be top of the agenda.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 There are calls for the Swiss midfielder to be stripped of the Arsenal captaincy (Picture: Getty)Arsenal captain Granit Xhaka has so far refused the club’s request to issue an apology to fans after telling supporters to ‘F*** off’ during Sunday’s draw against Crystal Palace.The Swiss midfielder was jeered when his number came up on the substitution board and responded by cupping his ear to the crowd, prompting even louder booing as he trudged off the field.He stormed past Unai Emery without shaking his manager’s hand and removed his shirt before heading straight down the tunnel. The Arsenal skipper cupped his ear to the crowd and mouthed ‘F*** off’ (Picture: Reuters)Xhaka was slammed for his behaviour, though he reportedly still has support within the Arsenal squad who were ‘appalled’ by how he was treated by fans at the Emirates.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTAccording to The Sun, Emery spoke with Xhaka on the phone on Monday about the incident and the club have requested that he make a public apology.However, their attempts have ‘so far come to nothing’, with Xhaka yet to break his silence despite routinely fronting up to reporters after matches and addressing fans on social media in the past. Emery: Granit Xhaka was wrong to swear at fansTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 12:45FullscreenEmery: Granit Xhaka was wrong to swear at fans 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.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 CityWhile Xhaka could yet make a statement to supporters, it will not save him from a hefty fine.According to The Times, the midfielder – who earns around £100,000-a-week – is expected to be sanctioned after Emery met with technical director Edu to discuss the best course of action. Advertisement Granit Xhaka refusing Arsenal request to make public apology and set for hefty fine Commentlast_img read more

Premier League final day: Manchester Utd and Chelsea reach Champions League; Watford and Bournemouth relegated

first_imgPremier League final day: Manchester Utd and Chelsea reach Champions League; Watford and Bournemouth relegated Manchester United and Chelsea secured the final Champions League places (Getty Images)Manchester United and Chelsea have secured Champions League qualification on the final day of the Premier League season, while Bournemouth and Watford have been relegated from the top flight.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side registered a 2-0 victory over Leicester City to secure third place.Chelsea, meanwhile, finished fourth and secured the final Champions League qualification place with a 2-0 win against Wolves at Stamford Bridge.At the other end of the table, Bournemouth beat Everton 3-1 at Goodison Park but it wasn’t enough to pull Eddie Howe’s men out of the relegation zone.ADVERTISEMENTWatford will be joining Bournemouth in the Championship next season as they were beaten 3-2 by Arsenal on the final day of the season.AdvertisementAdvertisementAston Villa narrowly survived with just one point following their 1-1 draw against West Ham. Advertisement Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang threatened Vardy with a late charge as he scored twice in Arsenal’s 3-2 win over Watford, but the Gunners striker couldn’t find a third and ended the campaign with 22 goals.Southampton’s Danny Ings scored in the 3-1 win over Sheffield United to also finish the season with 22 goals.Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. PREMIER LEAGUE FINAL DAY RESULTS Arsenal 3-2 WatfordBurnley 1-2 BrightonChelsea 2-0 WolvesCrystal Palace 1-1 TottenhamEverton 1-3 BournemouthLeicester City 0-2 Man UtdMan City 5-0 NorwichNewcastle United 1-3 LiverpoolSouthampton 3-1 Sheffield UnitedWest Ham 1-1 Aston Villa Advertisementcenter_img Jose Mourinho secured a sixth-placed finish for Tottenham as they drew 1-1 with Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.After winning promotion from the Championship last term, Sheffield United were one of the surprises of the Premier League season as they finished eighth.Southampton managed to avoid relegation and finished 11th in the table with a 3-1 win against Sheffield United on the final day of the season.In the race for the Premier League Golden Boot, Jamie Vardy finished top with 23 goals for Leicester City. Comment Metro Sport ReporterSunday 26 Jul 2020 6:08 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link101Shares PREMIER LEAGUE GOLDEN BOOT 1. Jamie Vardy | 23 goals2. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang | 22 goals3. Danny Ings | 22 goals4. Raheem Sterling | 20 goals5. Mohamed Salah | 19 goalslast_img read more

Talks of a realistic and balance budget

first_imgLocalNews Talks of a realistic and balance budget by: – June 16, 2011 Share Share Sharing is caring! Minister of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Senator Alvin Bernard. Photo credit: togetherwemust.comMinister of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Senator Alvin Bernard has said that the Dominica Labour Party government will present a realistic and balance budget on June 29, 2011.Senator Bernard made the revelation on the Government in Focus program on Sunday.He said recommendations from the Internatonal Monetary Fund are being carefully examined before any decision is taken.According to Bernard, “government will maintain its commitment to the social programs and that will not be compromised.“What you will see is a well thought out budget, a realistic budget without undue compromise on the general population,” he said.Dominica Vibes Newscenter_img Tweet 18 Views   no discussions Sharelast_img read more

Ighalo happy to sacrifice £80k-a-week to stay at Man Utd

first_img Loading… Ighalo will be allowed to stay until January at United, but his new deal at Shenhua would be worth £400,000-a-week. But the money doesn’t matter to the striker, who is living out his dream playing for the Red Devils. read also:Simon insists Ighalo deserves permanent Man Utd deal Both clubs are in talks over the extension and must come up with a solution before Monday. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentThe Most Clever Uses Of CGI In CinemaWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe40 Child Actors Who Turned Into Gorgeous Adults7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black HolesWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksDid You Know There’s A Black Hole In The Milky Way?6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes12 Movies That Almost Ended Their Stars’ CareersMind-Bending Technology That Was Predicted Before It AppearedPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D Graffiticenter_img Odion Ighalo is putting it all on the line to stay at Manchester United. Man The 30-year-old’s loan from Shanghai Shenhua expires on Monday, and the Chinese Super League club want him back for their new campaign. Shanghai have offered the Nigerian a three-year extension worth £480,000-a-week. But the Daily Star says the club’s chairman Wu Xiaohui has told Ighalo he will change that figure if he decides to stay at United.Advertisementlast_img read more