Owner Charged After Allegedly Leaving Dog In Car For 24 Hours

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) STOCKTON – A City of Buffalo man was charged with abandonment of animals after allegedly leaving his dog in a car for 24 hours.The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office responded to an animal complaint at a residence on Bone Dry Road in the Town of Stockton Friday afternoon.Deputies located a small dog inside of an abandoned vehicle in the area. At the time the dog was located, deputies say it was 17 degrees outside.Through investigation deputies believe the dog’s owner, Josiah Schuaman, 32, allegedly abandoned his vehicle with the dog locked inside. Deputies say Schuaman was issued an appearance ticket for abandonment of animals.Schuaman is scheduled to appear in the Town of Stockton Court on a later date.last_img read more

Starry Of Mice and Men Begins Performances

first_img View Comments Of Mice and Men Of Mice and Men tells the story of two migrant workers: George (Franco), a sharp but uneducated, short-tempered man, and Lennie (O’Dowd), a large but simple-minded man. Together they hope to one day acquire their own piece of land. But when Lennie stirs up trouble on the job, George must choose between protecting his friend or continuing to strive for the American dream. Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on July 27, 2014 Three stars of the screen are in the wings, ready to make their Broadway debuts on March 19 as Of Mice and Men begins previews at the Longacre Theatre. Oscar nominee James Franco, Chris O’Dowd and Leighton Meester lead the cast of the stage adaptation of the classic John Steinbeck novella. This is the first time the play will have been on Broadway in 40 years. Additional cast members include Tony winner Jim Norton, Ron Cephas Jones, Alex Morf, Joel Marsh Garland, James McMenamin, Jim Ortlieb, Jim Parrack, Michael Dempsey, Kevin Jackson, Erica Lutz and Stephen Payne. The strictly limited engagement will open officially on April 16.last_img read more

Dear Evan Hansen’s Rachel Bay Jones & Jennifer Laura Thompson on Motherhood On Stage and Off

first_imgRachel Bay Jones & Jennifer Laura Thompson photographed at Night Times Square (Photo: Emilio Madrid-Kuser) View Comments Related Shows from $89.00 Dear Evan Hansen Family life is messy in the new hit musical Dear Evan Hansen, and that’s exactly the way Rachel Bay Jones and Jennifer Laura Thompson like it. After years of solid work in Broadway musicals, Jones (Hair, Pippin) and Thompson (Urinetown, Wicked) portray mothers on opposite sides of a tragedy compounded by a lie. After kicking off Evan Hansen with Benj Pasek and Justin Paul’s witty ode to parenthood, “Anybody Have a Map?” their characters embark on an emotional journey that’s both heartbreaking and hopeful. The warm personal bond Jones and Thompson have developed over the course of the show’s three-year road to Broadway is obvious as they chat about motherhood—real and fictional.Q: Are you getting a lot of hugs at the stage door? After what your characters go through in this musical, you deserve them.JENNIFER: We do get a lot of hugs.RACHEL: And the audience needs a hug. Everybody wants a hug, especially after our show.Q: Given how emotional Dear Evan Hansen is, have the two of you formed a special bond? RACHEL: We’re soul mates.JENNIFER: We’re sisters who found each other later in life. Through all the changes in the show and the growth, we’ve been there to lift each other up through our losses and frustrations and glorious triumphs. It’s been a really, really great gift.RACHEL: And she makes me laugh so hard!Q: Are you surprised that this show was written by three guys under the age of 35?RACHEL: I never stop talking about this! And directed by a dude [Michael Greif]. And here we are with this beautiful feminist exploration of motherhood.JENNIFER: I remember the day you sang your beautiful song for the first time, “So Big/So Small,” and all of us were in awe of the depth and the beauty and the reality. I said, “Benj and Justin, how could you do this?” And you said, “How do you know how to reach into the soul of a middle-aged mother and just put it out there?”Q: What touches you most about these two moms?RACHEL: I think Heidi is so perfectly flawed. We all have these deep flaws that we’re ashamed of, that we don’t want to show the world, and it’s been an incredible gift to exploit these things that are shared by so many mothers, things we tend to hide from in ourselves. To be able to be forgiven of these flaws is a healing process for me every night.JENNIFER: What I love about Cynthia is her drive, her relentless want to save her son and keep her family together. She never, ever gave up, and I think that her propensity to go a step further than anyone is [true] of every mother. That’s what we do. I’m a mom. My kid is my everything.RACHEL: She is that kind of mom.JENNIFER: Parenting is so difficult. From the moment you become pregnant, the worry never stops. I’m not saying it’s not rewarding because absolutely it has to be; otherwise, none of us would be here. But it’s a burden and a great gift to be a mom.RACHEL: I’m a mom as well, and from the moment they’re born, it’s this constant process of them moving away from you, this achingly beautiful process of letting them go. And this [theme] exists inside of this story in different ways for these two mothers. Q: Have your kids seen the show? [Jennifer has a 13-year-old son, Tommy; Rachel has a 13-year-old daughter, Miranda.]JENNIFER: Mine has not.RACHEL: My daughter has seen it many times.JENNIFER: I don’t think I want him to watch me grieve the way I have to in this show. I don’t think it would have a positive impact on him, so I’m going to wait until someone else is doing it and I can bring him back and say, “That’s what I did.”RACHEL: Cynthia is more of a tragic character in my mind; it’s a deeper kind of loss. There’s a lot of redemption for Heidi, a lifting out of that place that doesn’t get to happen as much for Cynthia. It’s a big deal for them to see what we have to go through on stage, and I can see why you wouldn’t want Tommy to come.Q: Are either of your kids interested in acting?JENNIFER: My son shows absolutely no interest. He’s coding computers. He’s going to be a Nobel Prize winner.RACHEL: He’s too smart to be an actor! She is interested in a lot of different things, and I’ve got my fingers crossed that it will take her somewhere else. I dropped out of high school to become an actor. I moved to New York. I was not wise about my decisions. My hope for her is that she’ll be a little more thoughtful.Q: The Evan Hansen cast seems like such a close ensemble, beginning with Rachel’s bond with Ben Platt as Evan. RACHEL: He is a beautiful, beautiful man. Everything that’s inside of him is completely accessible. And the experience that we have together on stage—there’s an open flow of communication that doesn’t have any walls. There’s a deep connection with all of us, and a support system because this material is difficult and challenging. We all make each other laugh constantly.JENNIFER: I was getting my makeup done for a shoot, and Laura Dreyfuss casually walked by and said, “It takes a village.” That’s my [stage] daughter!Q: You two obviously appreciate how special this experience is. JENNIFER: I feel so lucky to be here because I have all the wisdom and experience in my life to draw from to portray Cynthia the way I can now. This story needs to be told because it has a message that is so important to so many generations.RACHEL: I think people are ready to see women of our age portrayed in a way that they can relate to. It’s not just the sidelined mom character who’s perfect, or not relatable at all, seen only through the distorted eyes of an angry teenager. There are so many beautiful shades of gray, so much humanity, in the way that these two women are written. There are endless wells to draw from.last_img read more

Gran Fondo Asheville on June 18th Benefiting Friends of the Smokies

first_imgOn Father’s Day weekend take the time to celebrate the National Park Service Centennial with Friends of the Smokies and ride in the 3rd annual Gran Fondo Asheville cycling event on Saturday, June 18, 2016. Photo by David Huff (1)Friends of the Smokies welcomes cyclist of varying levels to experience the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina by riding the 30, 60 or 100-mile scenic courses. There are timed sections along the routes for folks who would like to compete, but our motto is ‘pedal hard and party harder’ and that is exactly what we want the cyclist to do—enjoy themselves while celebrating 100 years of America’s best idea. Photo by David Huff (4)The ride begins downtown on North Spruce Street and quickly transitions to winding roads in pastoral countryside near Marshall, North Carolina and then along the Blue Ridge Parkway. Beginners and avid cyclists alike will find a course to meet their individual goals, whether that’s competing to win or taking it easy and soaking in the views. IMG_4961After riders have completed their chosen course they will cruise into downtown Asheville and be greeted by Friends of the Smokies volunteers, family, and friends at the Twisted Laurel restaurant. Riders will be provided with complimentary beer and food and a great place to hang out as they wait for their comrades to cross the finish line. The finish area will be full of booths ranging from massage therapists, yoga instructors, National Park Service rangers and volunteers and much more.  Photo by David Huff (2)Gran Fondo Asheville benefits Friends of the Smokies to raise money for Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Since its founding in 1993, Friends of the Smokies has raised more than $50 million to fund critical projects and programs in America’s most-visited national park. This event features stocked aid stations along the routes where volunteer’s hand out food and water, bike mechanic stations for riders who might be in need, and a raffle and fun prizes for overall and age group winnersThe Gran Fondo Asheville has a 500 rider limit to ensure safe riding conditions along the routes. Register today to guarantee a spot at GranFondoAVL.com. Photo by David Huff (3)This event is made possible by Friends of the Smokies presenting sponsors Duke Energy and BorgWarner as well as Twisted Laurel, Webb Investments, Best Buy, Asheville Dental Care, ESPN Asheville and 98.1 the River, Roberts and Stevens, Beverly-Hanks, Fletcher Warehousing, Dixon Hughes Goodman, Insurance Services of Asheville, Equilibar, Publix, and Smoky Mountain Living.last_img read more

IRS reform bill advances to House

first_imgThe House Ways and Means Committee on Tuesday unanimously advanced legislation that would make some structural changes to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and change the agency’s interactions with taxpayers. Some of the provisions could impact certain credit union processes.Of note in H.R. 1957, the bill would:make changes to the IRS’ seizure or forfeiture of assets related to the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) and cash structuring;require the IRS to conduct a study and report to Congress ways to increase the number of tax refunds paid by electronic fund transfers (EFTs);create a website for taxpayers to file Form 1099; ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img

West Islip Man Accused of Drowning Dog

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A West Islip man has been arrested for allegedly chaining a cinder block to his family’s dog, which he then threw into a canal, drowning the pet eight months ago, authorities said.Suffolk County SPCA investigators charged John Shultz with felony animal cruelty. He was released without bail following his initial court appearance. If convicted, he faces up to two years in prison.Authorities said the 66-year-old suspect tied the block around the neck of family’s 7-year-old female Rottweiler mix before tossing the dog and the block into the canal behind his family’s Secatogue Lane East home last year.An anonymous tipster reported finding the dog floating in the canal on Sept. 18. A veterinarian later confirmed that the dog fatally drowned.Shultz is due back in court July 21.last_img read more

Kuwait’s emir Sheikh Sabah dies in US hospital at 91

first_imgKuwait’s emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, architect of the nation’s modern foreign policy and mediator in some of the worst crises to grip the Gulf, died on Tuesday at the age of 91.The government quickly named his half-brother, 83-year-old Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, as his successor.Sheikh Sabah had earned a reputation as a shrewd, unshakeable leader who helped steer his country through the 1990 Iraqi invasion, crashes in global oil markets and upheavals in parliament and on the streets. Next generation? The Kuwaiti leader had remained deeply involved in global affairs into his old age.”The loss of Sabah al-Ahmed will be felt deeply, both due to his prominent role as a diplomat and regional mediator and as a unifying figure at home,” said Kristin Diwan of the Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington. “Kuwaitis have appreciated his ability to keep the emirate out of regional conflicts and rivalries.”Major policy changes are not expected under his successor, even after the Gulf underwent a seismic shift with Kuwait’s neighbors, the UAE and Bahrain, opting to normalize relations with Israel.Normalization with the Jewish state is highly unpopular among the Kuwaiti public, which largely supports the Arab world’s historic position of demanding a resolution of the Palestinian cause before giving diplomatic concessions to Israel. “There is no indication a future leadership would want to change Kuwait’s posture,” Diwan said.Kuwait’s constitution stipulates that the ruler should be a descendant of the nation’s founder, Mubarak al-Sabah, but the throne has alternated between the descendants of his sons, Salem and Jaber, for four decades.Contestants for the newly vacated role of Crown Prince include Sheikh Sabah’s son and former deputy prime minister and political heavyweight Nasser Sabah al-Ahmed al-Sabah.”Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmed should be viewed more as a caretaker than as a watershed new leader,” said Cinzia Bianco, a research fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations.”Behind the scenes, however, younger princes would likely continue to compete to succeed him.”Topics : “With great sadness and sorrow, we mourn… the death of Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber Al-Sabah,” Sheikh Ali Jarrah Al-Sabah, minister in charge of royal affairs, announced in a televised statement.The government declared a 40-day period of national mourning.The United Nations described the late emir as a “distinguished statesman and an outstanding humanitarian” as it led tributes which came from across the Middle East’s political divides.”Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmed earned international recognition for his wisdom, generosity and achievements in state-building and preventive diplomacy,” UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’s spokesman said in a statement. Smooth handoverThe 15th leader in a family that has ruled for over 250 years, Sheikh Sabah weathered Kuwait’s crises with shrewd judgment and an iron fist.As the country’s top diplomat for nearly four decades, he fostered close ties with the West, most notably the United States which led the international coalition that freed Kuwait from Iraqi occupation in 1991. He later emerged as mediator between the Gulf Cooperation Council and Iran, and between Saudi Arabia and Qatar following Riyadh’s 2017 decision to cut ties with Doha. In a sign of the respect that the emir commanded across the region, the UAE, Egypt and Qatar all declared three days of mourning.”The Arab and Muslim world has lost one of its most valuable leaders,” Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said in a tweet. Regional power Saudi Arabia said it mourned his passing, while its arch-rival Iran praised the emir’s policy of “moderation and poise”. Baghdad said that Sheikh Sabah had put the Iraqi occupation in the past and supported the “new” Iraq after Saddam Hussein’s rule, choosing to stand with it against “terrorism”. He had made “a personal contribution to regional stability and humanitarian assistance which will long be remembered”, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said.The emir, who had ruled the oil-rich Gulf state since 2006, died in the United States where he had been receiving hospital treatment after undergoing surgery in Kuwait City. Details of his illness were not disclosed.In his absence, Sheikh Nawaf — an elder statesman who has held high office for decades including the defense and interior ministries — had served as acting ruler. He is to be sworn in on Wednesday.last_img read more

Unai Emery has made two big changes to Arsenal training sessions, claims Lee Dixon

first_imgUnai Emery has made two big changes to Arsenal training sessions, claims Lee Dixon Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 20 Mar 2019 12:34 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Comment Arsenal’s 2-1 win over Man Utd has put them within a point of third placed Tottenham (Picture: Getty)Arsenal won’t have to play another top six rival between now and the end of the season, but Dixon fears a favourable fixture list represents no guarantee of finishing in Champions Leagu qualifying position.‘We’ve seen this season some of the results have been fantastic, some of the performances have been brilliant,’ Dixon continued.‘Tottenham at home they were sensational, they played well away from home as well, the game against United recently.‘But then they’ll throw in a Rennes [performance] away from home and some of the results they had in that [unbeaten] run they went on at the start of the season, they should gave been 3-0 down against West Ham at home and they won the game easily.’More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors Unai Emery’s Arsenal are 12 points better off than they were at this stage last season (Picture: Getty)Arsenal legend Lee Dixon claims Unai Emery has instilled several key changes to Arsenal’s training sessions since succeeding Arsene Wenger.The former PSG and Sevilla coach endured a difficult spell between Christmas and the New Year, but has steadied the ship to the extent that Arsenal are now 12 points better off than they were at the same stage last season.After taking four points from two games against Tottenham and Manchester United, Emery’s side are now well placed to cement a top three place and face Napoli in the quarter finals of the Europa League.And club legend Dixon believes the changes instilled at the club’s Colney training base have been pivotal to the improvements on the pitch.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: 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 City‘The training intensity and the accountability in training with what is expected of them has gone up,’ Dixon told Premier League Productions.‘I know that for a fact because I’ve still got a few people knocking around the training ground that I can ask how things are going.‘The little insider has kind of said training has completely changed in that respect, which I think’s a good thing.’ Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta vetoed Edu’s Layvin Kurzawa transfer recommendation

first_imgArsenal manager Mikel Arteta vetoed Edu’s Layvin Kurzawa transfer recommendation Advertisement Layvin Kurzawa emerged as an Arsenal transfer target earlier this month (Picture: Getty)Arsenal dropped their interest in Layvin Kurzawa after Mikel Arteta vetoed technical director Edu’s recommendation.Arteta has been desperate to bolster his defensive options during the transfer window amid a mounting injury crisis which intensified last night after Shkodran Mustafi was taken off midway through the second half of an FA Cup fourth round victory at Bournemouth.Arsenal are already without their two senior left-backs, Sead Kolasinac and Kieran Tierney, which has forced Bukayo Saka to deputise in an unfamiliar role.The teenager excelled again at the Vitality Stadium, scoring his second goal of the season and providing an assist for Eddie Nketiah, but Arteta again hinted he was finding it hard to make-do with makeshift full-backs, despite Saka’s progress.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘It is the situation now because we don’t have any left backs at the moment,’ said Arteta in his post match press conference. ‘What I like is that he’s put his head down, it’s not his favourite position to play, but we try to adapt him with his qualities to play him as much as possible in the position that he likes. Arteta ‘pleased’ after Arsenal progress past Bournemouth in FA CupTo 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 4:22FullscreenArteta ‘pleased’ after Arsenal progress past Bournemouth in FA Cuphttps://metro.co.uk/video/arteta-pleased-arsenal-progress-past-bournemouth-fa-cup-2097240/This 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.‘But then he is very willing to learn all the defensive principals that we are asking him to do and his attitude is really good.’Kurzawa, 27, would have offered experienced cover in an important area and, according to Paris United, it had been Edu driving a move for the France international, before Arteta’s intervention.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 ArsenalArsenal are still hopeful of signing a new centre-back this month and remain keen on Flamengo’s Pablo Mari, despite the Spaniard having returned to Brazil after the player arrived in England on Saturday.According to reports in Ukraine, meanwhile, a deal in principle has been agreed with Shakhtar Donetsk for 23-yea-old Mykola Matviyenko.MORE: Arsenal should take £40m ‘gamble’ on Lewis Dunk instead of Pablo Mari, says Ray PalourMORE: Joe Willock reveals what Mikel Arteta told him before Arsenal’s win over Bournemouth Comment Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 28 Jan 2020 7:23 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link389Shareslast_img read more

Weekday lodging services the new way for landlords to make cash and keep their weekends

first_imgA new weekday lodging service is giving homeowners with a spare room like this the chance to rent it out during the week, providing them with extra money while still having their freedom on weekends. Picture: Campbell Brodie.IT’S the answer for landlords looking for lodgers and a lifeline for commuters tired of travelling hours every day to work.A new weekday lodging service is giving homeowners with a spare room the chance to rent it out during the week, providing them with extra money while still having their freedom on weekends.Already a popular concept in the United Kingdom within heavily populated cities like London, WeekDay Space co-creator Jessica Lai said it would allow greater flexibility for both parties. RELATED: Airbnb goldmine hits the market Traffic in Brisbane is getting worse as a result of the city’s growing population. Picture: AAP/David Clark.The lodger pays for the nights they want to stay each week, for example, an agreement to stay Tuesday through to Thursday each week, meaning the apartment is free for the landlord on the weekends. MORE: What $1m will buy you in 2019 Jessica Lai is the co-founder of lodging platform, WeekDay Space. Increasing interstate migration to Queensland and the southeast corner’s growing population is forcing many people to live further from Brisbane’s CBD, making services like WeekDay Space more attractive.The idea works by tapping into the notion of the share economy — something that many Australians have been embracing.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours agoInterest has been strongest in Brisbane and Sydney, with most empty- nesters and older Australians keen to take advantage of the money, and company.Lodgers are able to list their own preferences and landlords are able to create their own listings. They sort out the arrangements among themselves, with safety tips to consider available on the site.The landlord has a place with a spare room, and the lodger is someone who is keen on renting a room for just a few nights each week closer to their workplace. Ms Lai established the business with Rani Cohen, who at the time was commuting between Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast and was looking for an alternative. Brisbane’s Lisa Nagl is using Weekday Space to advertise for a lodger for her studio apartment in Fortitude Valley for $400 a week.The 31-year-old lives in the nearby suburb of Herston, where she works as a scientist for the Royal Brisbane and Womens Hospital, but occasionally stays in the Valley apartment on weekends.Ms Nagl had previously lived in the apartment herself, rented it to friends, had long term tenants in it and rented it out through Airbnb, but said she was tired of dealing with “incompetent rental agencies”.She said an added bonus was that the apartment building was pet friendly, so the lodger could apply to bring their fur baby with them.last_img read more