SCIBETTA, SALVATORE

first_imgof Bayonne, entered into eternal life on June 19, 2017. He was born in San Giovanni Gemini, Sicily and migrated to Bayonne in 1960. Husband of 56 years to Nazarena “Nina” (nee Traina). Father of Francesco Scibetta and his wife Eileen, and Rosangela Calderon and her husband Jason. Grandfather of Francesco, Emma, Angelina, and Lucas. Brother of Carmela & her husband Frank LoScrudato. Also survived by many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Sal owned Sal’s Barber Shop in Jersey City and worked as a Barber for most of his life. Later in life he was employed by the Bayonne Board of Education as a Custodian. He was a member of the Sicilian Citizens Club as well as a former member of their Bocce Team. Funeral arrangements by CAIOLA-STELLATO Funeral Home, 691 Avenue C.last_img read more

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Maynard James Keenan Starts Working On Vocals For New Tool Album

first_imgAt this point, we’ve all seen the periodic updates on Tool’s follow up album to 10,000 Days (2006). At times discouraging, at other times encouraging, progress on the new Tool release has been inching along for the past few years. Yesterday, however, fans got some reassuring news from the band’s official website.In an update posted by the Tool webmaster, it seems that the band has linked up with their vocalist, Maynard James Keenan, to start work on vocal tracks. Read the post below.In speaking with Danny [Carey, drummer] last night, he told me that the band has temporarily MOVED some of their gear into a larger space (across town) where MAYNARD is working on VOCALS for some of the new Tool material. I’m sure that he has already been doing this to some extent, but now he has more room to breathe and a better vocal booth.Generally speaking, adding in vocal tracks typically comes at the end of a recording process, suggesting that the band might be nearing completion on their long-discussed new work – however, that is purely speculation. It is certainly reassuring to learn that Keenan is involved with the session, as the singer recently announced a tour with the newly reunited supergroup, A Perfect Circle. That band has plans to release new music, too.last_img read more

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Leona Lewis Will Play Grizabella in Cats

first_img Related Shows Star Files Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 30, 2017 Leona Lewis View Commentscenter_img Leona Lewis(Photo: Angela Weiss/Getty Images) Cats If you touch her, you’ll understand what happiness is, but please keep your hands (and paws) to yourself. The rumors were true and Leona Lewis will take on the role of glamour cat Grizabella—and the feline power anthem “Memory”—in the Broadway revival of Cats.”Leona has one of the greatest voices of her generation,” said composer Andrew Lloyd Webber in a statement. “We are all hugely excited about working with her.” Added Lewis: “I am beyond thrilled for my Broadway debut to be in such an iconic show…I cannot wait to see the audiences out in NYC!”The production, directed by Trevor Nunn and choreographed by Hamilton’s Andy Blankenbuehler, will begin preview performances at the Neil Simon Theatre on July 14. Opening night is set for August 2.After winning the third season of the U.K.’s X Factor in 2006, Lewis earned three Grammy nominations for her pop album Spirit and the hit single “Bleeding Love,” which became the best-selling single of 2008. She has sold over 20 million records worldwide. In addition to her music career, Lewis trained in theater at a young age and appeared on screen in the 2014 musical Walking on Sunshine.The casting announcement follows the news that Nicole Scherzinger, who received an Olivier nomination for her performance in the recent London revival, will not reprise the role in New York. She will instead return as a judge on the U.K.’s X Factor.Lewis joins a cast that will include Tyler Hanes as Rum Tum Tugger, Ricky Ubeda as Mistoffelees, Quentin Earl Darrington as Old Deuteronomy, Eloise Kropp as Jennyannydots/Gumbie, Giuseppe Bausilio as Carbucketty, Jeremy Davis as Skimbleshanks, Kim Faure as Demeter, Sara Jean Ford as Jellylorum, Lili Froehlich as Electra, Daniel Gaymon as Macavity, Shonica Gooden as Rumpleteazer, Christopher Gurr as Gus/Bustopher Jones, Andy Huntington Jones as Munkustrap, Kolton Krouse as Tumblebrutus, Jess LeProtto as Mungojerrie, Georgina Pazcoguin as Victoria, Emily Pynenburg as Cassandra, Arianna Rosario as Sillabub, Ahmad Simmons as Alonzo, Christine Cornish Smith as Bombalurina, Corey Snide as Coricopat, Emily Tate as Tantomile and Sharrod Williams as Pouncival.Featuring a score by Lloyd Webber and lyrics by T.S. Eliot, Nunn and Richard Stilgoe, Cats follows a clowder of jellicles and each cat’s quest to be selected to ascend to the Heaviside Layer. The show, based on Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, ran for 21 years in London and 18 years on Broadway, where it won seven Tony Awards including Best Musical. This production will be the first Main Stem revival.Rounding out the company will be Richard Todd Adams, Aaron Albano, Callan Bergmann, Claire Camp, Francesca Granell, Jessica Hendy, Harris Milgrim, Madison Mitchell, Nathan Patrick Morgan and Megan Ort.And if you’re wondering how Broadway’s original Grizabella feels about the announcement, you’re in luck! Check out Tony winner Betty Buckley’s reaction below.last_img read more

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Guatemala Detains Alleged Zeta In Massacre Probe

first_imgBy Dialogo May 20, 2011 Guatemalan police have detained a suspected leader of Mexico’s Zetas drug gang accused of three murders linked to the weekend massacre of 27 farm workers near the Mexican border. Interior Minister Carlos Menocal said Hugo Alvaro Gomez Vasquez, 37, was a local member of the brutal Zetas gang, whom authorities blame for the worst massacre since the Central American nation’s civil war ended in 1996. “We consider that he could be linked to the massacre since he has a leadership role in the criminal structure,” said attorney general Claudia Paz y Paz. Clues found at the crime scene at “Los Cocos” farm led to Gomez’s arrest, Menocal said. Gomez is accused of taking part in the kidnappings and murders of three people, including the niece of the farm’s owner, last week. The killers appeared to have been seeking to murder the farm’s owner, who is now under investigation for suspected links to drug trafficking. President Alvaro Colom has declared a state of emergency in Peten department where the killings took place. The Zetas — a gang set up by elite army deserters notorious for brutal slayings in Mexico — have recently made in-roads in Guatemala, prompting the government last December to declare a one-month “state of siege” in another northern department, Alta Verapaz. Although Guatemala has one of Latin America’s highest murder rates, the Central American nation is unaccustomed to the brutal, large-scale killings which have rocked parts of Mexico in recent months.last_img read more

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North American Navies Refine Joint Anti-Crime Plans

first_imgBy Dialogo March 07, 2012 The Navies of North America met in Mexico in late February to refine their joint plans to combat organized crime in their respective maritime areas of the extensive continental region. According to an official statement by the Mexican Navy Secretariat (Semar), the meeting was held as part of the North American Maritime Security Initiative (NAMSI), which aims at implementing programs designed to have the agencies responsible for upholding the rule of law fight organized crime and narcotics trafficking. The trilateral meeting was held at the Semar headquarters in Mexico City, with the aim of improving the three countries’ maritime security. With NAMSI, the countries seek to deter criminal activities in the maritime environment and find better ways to cooperate in the area of maritime interception, the statement added. The goals to be attained under NAMSI chiefly involve improving interoperability, in order to prevent or eliminate any threat that the governments of the participating countries consider it necessary to counteract, in addition to maintaining coordination and exploring other mission areas where this working group can improve their joint efforts, thereby achieving tactical and operational excellence and improving communication and mutual understanding, while strictly respecting the sovereignty of each participating nation at all times. The U.S. Navy, the U.S. Coast Guard, and Semar have increased their bilateral maritime coordination through NAMSI. As part of the NAMSI framework, a Maritime Operations Interoperability Manual, containing standard operating procedures, has been implemented in order to facilitate simultaneous operations and exercises among NAMSI member nations. The interoperability manuals have been evaluated in simultaneous semiannual exercises held in the Gulf of Mexico and off of Mexico’s Pacific Coast. In addition, the NAMSI member nations participate as maritime cells in each year’s Maritime National Security and National Defense War Games, held at the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island. The commander of the U.S. 3rd Fleet, Vice Admiral Gerald Beaman; the commander of Canada Command, Lieutenant General Walter Semianiw; and the head of the general staff of the Mexican Navy, Vice Admiral José Santiago Valdés, participated in the meeting.last_img read more

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Garmin Brings Pregnancy Tracking to Its Wearables, Offers Kegel Reminders and Weight Gain Recommendations

first_imgGarmin has introduced a new feature helpful for pregnant women. It enables pregnancy tracking for its wearable lineup, allowing users to track their pregnancy on a weekly basis and the baby’s growth patterns. It also offers educational content on nutrition and exercise. This feature is available through the Garmin Connect IQ app and can be enabled in the menstrual cycle section. Once enabled and set up, users can easily alter their training goals, and get Kegel practice and hydration reminders.The wearable company has announced this new feature via a blog post. The company notes that the pregnancy tracking feature is available on the Vivomove wearable range. But it could also come to other Garmin wearables, at least those that offer menstrual cycle tracking.- Advertisement – Which are the best truly wireless earphones under Rs. 10,000? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below. Pregnancy tracking will have to be enabled in the Garmin Connect app by heading to User Settings > Women’s Health > Cycle Type > Pregnancy. Users will have to offer details on their last period and other information to assess the current status of their pregnancy. After the information is filled in, users will have to download the Pregnancy Tracking Connect IQ app to start using the feature on their wearables.As mentioned, this feature allows for tracking pregnancy week by week. It brings the ability to manually enter and track baby movement and blood glucose levels. There are customised reminders for Kegel practice and setting of hydration goals. This new feature also offers weight gain recommendations, and tracks sleep and ‘Body Battery’ to ascertain weekly body changes.Furthermore, this new Garmin pregnancy tracking feature offers educational content related to exercise and nutrition. It also offers an approximate gestational age of the baby and offers you a visual representation of how big your baby is — by comparing it to fruits and vegetables. These features are similar to what other baby tracking apps like Baby Center offer, but you can get reminders on the wrist with Garmin and the measurements of body changes by a wearable may also be a little more accurate.- Advertisement –center_img – Advertisement –last_img read more

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Finally comes a new era of amusement parks that are different and modern

first_imgNot every city, especially those on the sea, can have an amusement park like the first Croatian theme amusement park for children and adults Fun Park Mirnovec in Biograd na Moru, which opened this year, but in Vodice, Zadar and Bibinje they realized how the tourist offer of their places can be expanded with an amusement park for children.This logic was followed by Vedran Jukić from Vinkovci, who set up and opened amusement parks in these three places with the consent of the local self-government, which attract many visitors every day. ”There has been an amusement park in Vodice for 6 or 7 years, in Zadar for 4, and in Bibinje for two years, and this has greatly improved and enriched the tourist offer of these places. Amusement park Jukić is a unique amusement park in our area. I believe that it is in the interest of every city to enrich the offer of its facilities and amusement parks for children. All the equipment in our amusement park is top notch and it is no longer even like those amusement parks we used to see in our cities. We offer a carousel, mini ferris wheel (large wheel that lifts visitors high), children’s train, adrenaline park, mini cars, free fall, pirate boat, slides and inflatable playrooms, children’s trains, adrenaline parks, trampolines, bungee trampolines, dragon, cars and more ” says Vedran Jukić owner Amusement park Jukić.”We are the only ones in Croatia to have a Baroque carousel, which is extremely attractive to us for Advent, but also in summer events. Attendance is satisfactory and foreign and domestic tourists and even locals come to us. Tourists are thrilled because they have a place to leave their children and know they are safe while they relax and drink coffee”, Points out Jukić, adding that all equipment must be correct and tidy and they pay special attention to that. “My safety comes first, I go through the whole safety list a hundred times every day, because if there is any omission on our part, I can close the company immediatelySays Jukić.At first glance, when we say “amusement park”, we immediately see a film of those old amusement parks that do not instill much security and that have been there for decades. Such amusement parks do more harm than good because, on the contrary, they ruin the reputation of a tourist destination. But times are changing, and so are amusement parks that are more modern and thus serve their purpose – and that is a quality additional content of a tourist destination.”We are the only ones in Croatia to have a Baroque carousel, which is extremely attractive for us for Advent, but also in summer events” – Vedran JukićFor now, the local self-government is not generous about issuing consents and permits, says Jukić, and the reason is the poor perception of old amusement parks, which is good because they care about the quality of their content, while on the other hand the biggest challenge is to change the bad perception. “There are amusement parks in several places on our coast, ours differs in the variety of offers and newer attractions that we have introduced. We pay special attention to landscaping. I have an idea to offer campsites and hotel houses setting up an amusement park for their guests. I plan to open a few more amusement parks in places where I manage to get a permit because I have enough equipment. My desire, and I plan to do so, is to create a brand of amusement parks that will be recognizable by their appearance, quality of equipment and safety. For now, I am satisfied, although the visit has not reached the level we expect in all places, but I believe that everything I do has a perspective”, Concludes Vedran Jukić.On small projects like these tourist destinations can stand out with their offer and attractiveness to visitors. Those who have children know how impossible it is to walk past an amusement park and not stay in it. But at the same time, parents in this way during the evening find satisfactory content for their little ones who are willing to pay and maybe next year they will choose the destination according to such content that they want to consume on vacation.If we are developing a tourist destination as a destination for families with children, then the focus is certainly on content that is primarily intended for children, because children are the first focus of parents. From animation for children, amusement parks, children’s playgrounds, events and creative workshops, bicycles for rent with added seats, arranging promenades by the sea with a fence to the entire infrastructure such as setting fences along the promenades if they are elevated so that children do not fall on the rocks or sea etc…To conclude, content, content and only quality and diverse content. Why is this most important and why is the main focus on the content? That is why the motive for coming is not accommodation, but the offer and content of the tourist destination.last_img read more

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Swiss National Bank acted responsibly on currency peg, Publica says

first_imgThe Swiss National Bank’s (SNB) recent and controversial decision to stop pegging the Swiss Franc to the euro was, overall, “a responsible one”, according to Dieter Stohler, director at Publica, the country’s largest public pension fund.Stohler told IPE that, with the decision – which shocked many in the industry – the SNB had “further strengthened its credibility and independence”.However, he conceded that the timing of the bank’s decision took him by surprise.He said the SNB’s decision would not affect Publica’s CHF38bn (€31bn) in assets directly, as the pension fund has hedged all developed-nation currencies in its portfolio. He said the only impact on the scheme would be indirect, via investments in domestic equities – where, for many, the SNB’s policy will necessitate “painful adjustments over the short and medium term” – but he declined to provide further details.Meanwhile, Christoph Gort, a partner at Swiss asset manager Siglo, has warned of wider repercussions for Pensionskassen and their bond portfolios.He said Swiss government bonds were now “unattractive, overvalued and unsuitable in an ALM context if their yields remain negative”.Over the medium to long term, Siglo said it expected investors to offload Swiss bonds, as the current situation was “neither balanced nor stable”.Separately, at Baring Asset Management, Robert Smith, investment manager of Barings’ German Growth Trust, saw a potential positive in the SNB’s decision for neighbouring countries, pointing out that investing in markets such as Germany and elsewhere had “become a lot cheaper” for Swiss investors.“We may start to see increased capital flows as a result,” he said.Invesco’s chief economist John Greenwood backed Stohler’s views and said, after six months of euro depreciation, the SNB’s policy was a sensible one.“This is not the sort of policy move that can be telegraphed in advance,” he said.“It is not a big change for the world, nor a big event for the euro-zone. The ECB will go ahead with its plans [to announce the purchase of sovereign bonds] irrespective of Swiss action.”However, senior investment consultant at Mercer Switzerland, Dominique Grandchamp, was much less optimistic.He said the perception of the Swiss franc as a “safe-haven” currency would mean volatility would continue.Grandchamp disagreed with Stohler and said the move by the SNB damaged its credibility and thus its ability to intervene.“Unless the exchange rate moves back to the abandoned floor level, the impact could be significant,” he said. “In this scenario, we expect the export-reliant Swiss economy could decelerate and move towards a deflationary, recessionary environment with higher unemployment rates.“The impact on [Swiss pension fund portfolios] is very much determined by the strategic allocation to Swiss and global (unhedged) equities.”last_img read more

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Baleària eyes COVID-19 safe certification for its ships, terminals

first_imgSpanish ferry operator Baleària is working towards being the first shipping line in the world to obtain the Global Safe Site Covid-19 badge at the highest level (Excellence) from the international certification and inspection body Bureau Veritas. Specifically, the certificate will guarantee that Baleària goes beyond the guidelines of the Ministry of Health and the World Health Organisation, conducting more complete, reinforced procedures beyond those indicated by said authorities in terms of safety and cleaning. Image Courtesy: Baleària The certification is expected to be issued in early June and will be renewed every six months with periodic inspections. As explained, the badge will certify that the company’s ships and the ferry terminals it manages implement specific procedures, cleaning plans, organisational and personal protective measures to prevent COVID-19. As informed, certification will cover sixteen of the company’s ships and two ferry terminals that Baleària manages directly. For the initial analysis, samples will be taken from twelve ships and two ferry terminals, with nineteen analyses being performed, to be repeated each month on board two of the ships and at one ferry terminal. If a positive result is detected for any of the ships or facilities, an exceptional analysis will be conducted. “At Baleària we are working to increase the inherent level of safety of this means of transport, and Bureau Veritas certification will provide a guarantee that our ships are the most trustworthy means of travel.”  Baleària’s aim is to obtain the certificate at the Excellence level, for which Bureau Veritas will examine the effectiveness of its programme by measuring appropriate disinfection of surfaces to deal with any possible presence of the coronavirus, through periodic inspections conducted by a laboratory. The carrier will also periodically be testing for the possible presence of the virus on surfaces in order to obtain the certificate at Excellence level. As for personal protective measures, the audit will systematically check the personal hygiene and social distancing provisions, the handling of PPE and identification of sensitive workers, among other elements. In terms of organisational measures, the aspects to be analysed include cleaning and periodic disinfection, capacity reduction, staggered arrivals and departures, and measures to deal with infection or suspected cases. The inspection will lastly cover the cleaning and disinfection of the facilities, the adaptation of spaces and air renewal plans, according to the company. “Travel by sea is better able than any other to guarantee safety, since the large spaces available on board allow distance to be maintained between passengers,” Adolfo Utor, Baleària’s president, said. last_img read more

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Lady Cats Defeat Lady Patriots In Tennis

first_imgFranklin County visited Union County to take on the Patriots winning 5-0. Although this wasn’t a conference match, it was an important match due to the teams being in the same sectional. Franklin County showed their dominance in this match only losing two games total in all five varsity matches. Franklin County will have the weekend to rest up before playing Monday, May 7, against South Dearborn. The team is now 15-0 on the season.Scores#1 Singles Lilli Stewart (FC) beat Jessica Robinson (UC) 6-0, 6-0#2 Singles Megan Routh (FC) beat Lindsay Lang (UC) 6-1, 6-0#3 Singles Lauren Klei (FC) beat Aubrey Volz (UC) 6-1, 6-0#1 Doubles Grace Moster and Allie Routh (FC) beat Amanda Jahosky and Annie Henry 6-0, 6-0#2 Doubles Maggie Brack and Taylor McCreary (FC) beat Kylie Hetzer and Lauren Collins (UC) 6-0, 6-0Courtesy of Wildcats Coach Brayden Ertel.last_img read more

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