Hand Jive with Aaron Tveit & More in First Grease: Live Promo

first_imgEarlier this week, we were thankful for our first glimpse of Aaron Tveit, Julianne Hough and Vanessa Hudgens as Grease’s Danny, Sandy and Rizzo. Now, we have even more to be thankful for because there’s a video of the greasers and the Pink Ladies who love them! The first promo for Grease: Live has arrived and is even more awesome than we expected. Watch as the cast, which also includes Carly Rae Jepsen, Keke Palmer and more, hits the hallways to show off their hand-jiving skills and get us counting down the days to the musical’s one-night-only live broadcast. Brush up on your moves, bust out that leather jacket and poodle skirt and don’t miss Grease: Live on January 31 on Fox. View Commentslast_img

Beer Blog: The Pros and Cons of Riding After Drinking

first_imgTorn up. Wrecked. Sauced. Bent. Or just plain drunk.Whatever you want to call it, I had reached that lamentable state the other night during a SORBA (Southern Off Road Bicycle Association) event at Jack of the Wood in downtown Asheville. Imagine 200 mostly bearded, poorly dressed mountain bikers gathered together in a bar trying to win a sweet bike frame from REEB cycles and you’ll get the picture. Sounds great, but the problem was, Oskar Blues was a sponsor of the event, because Oskar Blues likes to sponsor events, especially if mountain biking is involved. So I proceeded to drink one Dale’s Pale Ale after the other in rapid succession. You would think that after 15 years of drinking craft beer, I would know better. But when you grow up on cheap beer—the kind of beer you can drink all day long and only hit the slightest of buzzes (I’m looking at you, Miller Lite in the can)—it’s hard to break those cheap beer habits. I don’t savor my beers. I drink them. Fast. And when you drink craft beer fast, you get drunk fast.I didn’t even realize I had crossed the line until I was riding my bike home with a buddy, discussing the finer points of Jim Morrison (was he the worst song writer of the ‘70s, or am I being too harsh?) and I couldn’t keep my feet on the pedals.Now for the disclaimer: You should never ride your bike drunk. It’s dangerous. Sure, you could argue that the only person you’re endangering when you pedal drunk is yourself–unless there’s a kid playing in the middle of the street at 1am and you happen to run into him, but then, why is that kid playing in the street at 1am? Is it really your fault, or perhaps the fault of someone’s lapsed parenting skills?But I’m not here to argue the pros and cons of riding bikes drunk. I’m just going to say that I happen to like riding my bike after drinking a few beers. I’m not perfect. I take joy in that taboo.I also like to challenge people to foot races when I drink. Chances are, if you come to Asheville and we have some beers, at some point in the evening I’ll take my shirt off and ask you to step outside for a sprint race to the stoplight. I’m not being aggressive. I just like to see who’s faster. Don’t worry, you’re probably faster.But I digress. My point is, I’d like to thank Oskar Blues for sponsoring so many mountain bike events since opening up their brewery in Brevard. The brewery has made an honest effort to become part of the fabric of the local biking scene, and I appreciate it. I hope the other big breweries that are coming to town take the same approach.I also appreciate the tasty beers. Sometimes, I appreciate them too much.Check out all the fine work that Pisgah Area SORBA is doing here: pisgahareasorba.orglast_img read more

Bellmore Home Invasion Victims Tied Up, Pistol-whipped

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Nassau County police are investigating an armed home invasion in which three men posing as construction workers tied up five people and pistol-whipped one victim in Bellmore on Friday morning, authorities said.Three men wearing hard hats, construction vests and dust masks—at least one of whom was armed with a handgun—entered a home on Ellen Road at the corner of Bellmore Avenue and demanded property at 10:40 a.m., police said.The assailants tied up three construction workers who were working inside the home at the time as well as two homeowners, one of whom was struck in the head with what appeared to be a handgun, according to investigators.The suspects fled the scene after stealing various items. The man who was pistol-whipped was taken to a local hospital, where he was treated for non- life threatening injuries.John F. Kennedy High School, which is two blocks away, was briefly placed on lockout while police searched the area for the suspects.Detectives are continuing the investigation.last_img read more

Crude oil tanker bursts into flames in Medan, injuring 22

first_imgKhaidir, a 27-year-old ship worker who was at the port around the time of the incident, said he heard the sounds of an explosion and saw a column of thick smoke rising from the oil tanker at 8:30 a.m. He immediately ran away from the fire to save himself.“I heard multiple explosions from the ship. Then I saw fire and smoke soon after,” he told The Jakarta Post.Local authorities struggled to put out the resulting flames until 3 p.m. as the remaining oil stored in the ship’s cargo had caught fire, the police said.“We still couldn’t go anywhere near [the scene], because the ship is still on fire. We will [deploy personnel] once the fire has been extinguished to put up police lines, and to search for any remaining victims,” Belawan Police chief Adj. Sr. Comr. Dayan told the press on Monday afternoon. Based on preliminary reports, at least 22 people sustained burns from the fire and had since been given medical treatment, he said.“All of the injured victims are currently being treated at Prima Cipta Husada Hospital and Navy Hospital,” Dayan said, adding that the authorities were still unable to confirm any casualties.“We are still investigating the cause of the fire,” he said.KPLP director Ahmad said in a statement that several local stakeholders were involved in the evacuation, including the Belawan Port Authority, state-owned port operator Pelindo I and the Belawan Fire and Rescue Agency.  “Three ships helped extinguish the flames from the sea,” Ahmad said, adding that the ships belonged to Pelindo I and PT Waruna Nusa Sentana. (rfa)Topics : At least 22 workers were injured and tens of other crew members trapped when crude oil tanker Jag Leela exploded into flames at Belawan Port in Medan, North Sumatra, on Monday morning.The injured victims were immediately rushed to the nearest hospitals, while those who were trapped inside the burning vessel awaited assistance from a search and rescue team.The explosion occurred when the ship was about to dock at the Waruna Shipyard in the port, according to the Transportation Ministry’s Indonesian Coast and Sea Guard (KPLP).last_img read more

If St. Louis Cardinals are stealing signs from Los Angeles Dodgers, they’re in the minority

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error In a court of law, any evidence that the St. Louis Cardinals are stealing signs from Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis would barely qualify as “circumstantial.” Yet the questions were asked, because there had to be some reason why Clayton Kershaw imploded in the seventh inning of Game 1 of the National League Division Series on Friday. Kershaw allowed eight runs in a game for only the second time in his career. The first time was a July 2012 game — against St. Louis. Adding fuel to the conspiracy theories: Kershaw had not pitched out of the stretch prior to the seventh inning Friday. Afterward, until he was lifted, there was always a runner on base.Could it be the Cardinals are stealing signs? Cardinals manager Mike Matheny played with McGwire for two seasons and managed alongside him for one more. He isn’t flattered by questions about his team stealing signs.“That would be an insult, absolutely,” Matheny said. “Our guys go about their at-bats like pros and there’s a lot of things that are going to be said from a lot of different people, and that’s all it is. It’s just rumor and right now it could just be a distraction.“We go about our business the way we go about it. Whatever’s going to be said is going to be said.”Ryu ready?Dodgers left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu normally doesn’t throw bullpen sessions between starts, but he did Friday. The purpose, Mattingly said, was “just telling us how good he’s feeling.”Ryu also threw a 45-pitch simulated game Wednesday. He hasn’t appeared in a game since Sept. 12, when a shoulder injury ended his start against the San Francisco Giants after one inning.The Dodgers are counting on a complete recovery when Ryu starts Game 3 in St. Louis on Monday.“Everything’s pretty much on target with Hyun-Jin,” Mattingly said. “He’s feeling good so we’re pretty confident that’s going to be ready to go.”Also …Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina won’t be suspended for shoving umpire Jerry Meals during a fracas in the third inning of Game 1. According to one report, MLB was considering fining Molina, who was booed heavily before each of his at-bats Saturday. … Infielder Miguel Rojas said that he will play Winter League baseball for La Guaira of the Venezuelan League. The league begins play next week. Rojas said he will spend a week in Miami after the Dodgers’ season ends before returning to his native country. … Outfielder Joc Pederson, who spent last winter in Venezuela, said that he’ll play in the Dominican Winter League instead. He hasn’t officially signed with a team.center_img The verdict: Probably not.“All the years from being hitting coach to watching, I have one guy that’s ever relayed signs from second base — the actual sign, the actual pitch,” Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. “Most teams, and we know it, everybody tries to pretty much give location. It’s common. … it’s just not that easy.“We know they’re trying to do it and everybody tries to do it. We’re switching signs. It’s just not that easy.”Dodgers hitting coach Mark McGwire, who spent parts of eight seasons in the Cardinals organization as a player or coach, said he played with “a few guys who leaned on tips — signs and tendencies.”“But I didn’t like it,” McGwire added. “As a hitter, you don’t want to know. Probably 98 percent of the players today don’t care to have anything like that.”last_img read more


first_imgArtist Jim OsbourneA Donegal artist with a difference has been contacted to display his pictures in a prestigious New York art gallery.The Agora Gallery contacted ‘Steamy Windows’ artist Jim Osbourne after seeing his website.Jim makes art literally from steamy windows and has featured on Donegal Daily many times. After chatting with Jim, the Agora Gallery contacted me offering me a contract saying that they wished to represent me in their gallery in Chelsea, Manhattan, New York, in a solo exhibition in 2017.He will also feature in their catalogue and social media websites throughout the world.One of Jim’s most famous pictures ‘Band of Brothers’Jim has just recently along with digital designer Kevin McFadden of McFadden Creative Media set up a new website that is dedicated solely to his Steamy Windows collection which can be viewed on www.steamywindowsart.comEach print comes double mounted, titled and if you like, framed. Each Print is also signed by the artist and comes with a certificate of authenticity. The Artist retains copyright over all images.Steamy Windows was a departure in medium, message, and manifesto. Drawn on the condensation on his kitchen window with only his finger, it’s ephemera of light and water vapour depend on careful camera positioning and is captured digitally for limited edition print.There is NO original, as the image evaporates after a few seconds, therefore each reproduction carries more weight.Anyone wishing to find out more can contact Jim directly at [email protected]PRESTIGIOUS NEW YORK GALLERY SIGN UP DONEGAL ‘STEAMY WINDOWS’ ARTIST was last modified: June 19th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Agora Galleryartist Jim OsbournedonegalSteamy Windowslast_img read more