Rose Byrne in Talks to Join Jamie Foxx, Cameron Diaz and Quvenzhane Wallis in Movie Remake of Annie

first_img Get a sense of Byrne’s vocal chops in the short clip below. Related Shows Byrne’s is best known for her two-time Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated work as Ellen Parsons on the acclaimed series Damages. Her vast film credits include The Internship, Insidious, X-Men: First Class, 28 Weeks Later, Marie Antoinette, Troy and Get Him to the Greek. Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 5, 2014 Annie Bridesmaids standout Rose Byrne is in talks to join Jamie Foxx, Cameron Diaz and Quvenzhane Wallis in the upcoming Annie movie remake, according to Variety. Byrne will take on the role of Benjamin Stacks’ (Foxx) assistant Grace. Directed by Will Gluck, this contemporary Annie is aiming for a 2014 holiday release. View Commentslast_img read more

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Princess Cookies, Beaver Yarmulkes & Darth Vader Dogs! Check Out the Best of Broadway on Instagram

first_img Mary Bridget Davies documented her first night of tech with A Night with Janis Joplin. This is the week that… Soul Doctor star Eric Anderson got a beaver yarmulke for Yom Kippur. Kinky Boots’ Stark Sands guarded a vacationing Billy Porter’s Tony Award. The Lion King’s Chantel Riley threw a pride party for all of Broadway’s Simbas and Nalas. Everyone knows Broadway.com leads the pack with fabulous photo features of all the happenings on the Broadway scene, but these days, the stars themselves have become their own photogs, sharing backstage life with their fans via Instagram. In this new weekly feature, we’ll highlight the best snaps of the week. Be sure to follow all these stars yourself and check out Broadway.com on Instagram, too! Newsies’ Jack Kelly (Corey Cott) met Gandalf the Grey (Ian McKellen). Ryan Silverman took a breather with Anne Horak during the matinee performance of Chicago. Matilda’s Lesli Margherita’s dog Stewie felt the Force. Charl Brown celebrated his birthday with Motown castmates and Taystee from Orange is The New Black. In honor of fall, Steve Kazee gave in, Once again, to his junk food addiction. View Comments Cinderella star Laura Osnes baked some of her famous cookies.last_img read more

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Parks and Shopping

first_imgPARKSOrange County has an abundance of natural beauty to immerse yourself in, from rolling countryside to pristine lakes and forests. Check your community’s parks and recreation listings to see more of what your local area has to offer.Bear Mountain State ParkPalisades Parkway or Route 9W NorthBear Mountain, NY 10911 845-786-2701https://parks.ny.gov/parks/13 Bear Mountain State Park is in the rugged mountains towering above the Hudson River. The park features a large play field, picnic areas, lake and river fishing access, a swimming pool, hiking trails, an outdoor ice skating rink (from late October to mid-March), and a beautiful merry-go-round with hand-carved native animals and hand-painted scenes of the park.Harriman State ParkSeven Lakes Drive/Bear Mountain CircleRamapo, NY 10974 845-947-2444https://parks.ny.gov/parks/145 Located in Orange and Rockland counties, Harriman State Park is the second-largest in the state. It features 31 lakes and reservoirs, two beaches, two public camping areas and over 200 miles of hiking trails. Enjoy a variety of year-round activities from biking, fishing and hiking to ice fishing, ice skating and even cross-country skiing.Orange County Arboretum211 NY-416Montgomery, NY 12549 845-615-3828http://orangecountyarboretum.org Located in Thomas Bull Memorial Park, the arboretum is open to the public and is free of charge. Magnificent raised gardens and cascading water features follow the pathways. The Arboretum is home to the Remembrance Walkway and Garden to honor those who lost their lives in the Sept. 11 attacks, including plaques with the names of the 44 Orange County residents who perished that day.Thomas Bull Memorial Park211 NY-416Montgomery, NY 12549 845-615-3830www.orangecountygov.com/1386/Thomas-Bull-Memorial-Park Year-round activities for every age, from toddlers to senior citizens. Thomas Bull Memorial Park features an 18-hole golf course along with a driving range and pro shop, tennis courts, ball fields, horse stables, horseshoe pits, a 5-acre pond, playgrounds, picnic areas and more.SHOPPINGFrom malls and major department stores to unique boutiques and souvenir shops, there’s something for every taste and budget.Galleria at Crystal Run1 Galleria DriveMiddletown, NY 109410 845-692-8883www.galleriacrystalrun.com Along with the more than 100 retailers to choose from, you also have your choice of dining, from sit-down restaurants to a food court and snacks. If you need a break from shopping, the Galleria at Crystal Run offers a movie theater with reclining seats, an indoor play place for the kids and an escape room to test your detective skills.Newburgh Mall1401 Route 300Newburgh, NY 12550 845-564-1400www.newburghmall.com Located in the heart of the Hudson Valley, Newburgh Mall is the home to many of your favorites, from large retailers to smaller, specialty stores. Sign up online to receive emails on family-friendly events throughout the year.West Point Town of Highlands Farmers MarketMain Street in Highland Falls,New York 845-446-3992Enjoy local fresh produce and goods, food concessions, books, music, specialty items and more. The West Point Town of Highlands Farmers Market is open mid-June through October from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Sunday.Woodbury Common Premium Outlets498 Red Apple CourtCentral Valley, NY 10917 845-928-4000www.premiumoutlets.com/outlet/woodbury-common Featuring 220 stores, Woodbury Common Premium Outlets is one of the largest contiguous outlet centers in the world. Other amenities include free Wi-Fi and Market Hall’s dining options.last_img read more

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Education and Training Section

first_imgThe Education and Training Section has educational information ranging from high school remediation to graduate-level courses. National American University (NAU) offers degree programs on base. Several other schools are available in the nearby area, in addition to military-friendly colleges available online.Adult community education, including English as a second language and the general education diploma (GED high school equivalency certificate), is offered through the Career Learning Center in Rapid City. Western Dakota Technical Institute provides a variety of vocational-technical programs such as mechanics, drafting and medical fields. The Oglala Lakota College offers two- and four-year degrees with majors that include education and Native American studies.NAU offers on-base classes ranging from an associate to a master’s degree. It has an extended campus on base to serve the needs of military and civilian students within the Rapid City area. Most classes are conducted on base and carry resident credit. NAU is also the on-base national testing center for CLEP and DSSTs.The South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (SDSM&T) campus is in Rapid City. The school is nationally recognized, with a full range of engineering and technical degrees, including pre-health. Courses are scheduled primarily during the day with some evening classes available. The University of South Dakota (USD) and South Dakota State University (SDSU) have a combined nursing school near the SDSM&T campus, with course work from the two-year level through a master’s degree, including nurse practitioner.Black Hills State University (BHSU) in Rapid City houses six state schools (BHSU, SDSU, USD, DSU, NSU and SDSM&T), offering a variety of degrees and programs.The Base Education and Training Center offers professional counseling and guidance, including information on Air Force tuition assistance, GI Bill benefits, financial aid programs and choosing career or education goals. College offices, both on and off base, also provide advisement and assistance. Resources are also available at the base library.Counseling services are available by calling 605-385-2308 or DSN 675-2308 or by visiting the offices in the Rushmore Center, Suite 2500.CIVILIAN TRAININGThis office is responsible for all newcomers and follow-up training required for civilians assigned to Ellsworth Air Force Base. Annually organizations can request training for their civilian employees.FORMAL TRAININGFormal Training is in the Education Office. The Formal Training office is responsible for the oversight of all Air Force directed and funded formal military training. Examples of these trainings are in-residence professional military education (PME), technical training and flying training courses.last_img read more

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Contacts

first_imgNATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE1-800-273-TALK (8255)VETS 4 WARRIORS1-855-838-8255DCOE OUTREACH CENTER1-866-966-1020USAR FORT FAMILY PROGRAMS1-866-345-8248MILITARY ONE SOURCE1-800-342-9647NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOTLINE1-800-799-SAFE (7233)DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS1-877-222-VETS (8387)RED CROSS ARMED FORCES EMERGENCY SERVICE CENTER1-877-272-7337 Assistance is only a telephone call away63RD RSCMeg Haycraft, LCSW Moffitt Field, CA Office: 650-526-9211 Cell: 847-846-9444 margaret.v.haycraft.ctr@mail.mil81ST RSCChristina Wildy, LPC Fort Jackson, SC Office: 803-751-9547 Cell: 571-623-6470 christina.c.wildy.ctr@mail.mil88TH RSCDeb Olson, LCSW Ft. McCoy, Wisconsin Office: 608-388-0338 Cell: 571- 969-0671 deborah.j.olson10.ctr@mail.mil99TH RSCPatricia Moloney, MSW, LCSW Fort Dix, New Jersey Office: 609-562-7580 Cell: 571-623-6459 patricia.a.moloney.ctr@mail.milAR-MMCRhoda Donnelly, LCSW Pinellas Park, Florida Office: 727-563-3694 Cell: 813-922-8255 rhoda.d.donnelly.ctr@mail.milProgram DirectorStacey Feig, LPC Office of the Chief, Army Reserve (OCAR) Ft Belvoir, VA Office: 703-806-6905 Cell: 703-254-8246 stacey.a.feig.ctr@mail.mil  last_img read more

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Interbike 2011: MET Helmets now in the USA

first_imgProudly displayed in their new distributors’ booths at Interbike this year, we were excited to come across another brand we’d admired from afar.  Hailing from the Italian Alps, which is where the majority of their product is built, MET makes some great fitting and innovative helmets for both road and trail- and do it with a strong social conscience.    While much of the range will be brought in by Tom Hall Enterprises in Cerritos, CA, click through for details on the award-winning Sine Thesis road and Kaos (pictured above) trail helmets…The $250 Sine Thesis is a pro-level helmet that was recently rated not only a best buy by a major German cycling magazine, but also the coolest that they’d ever tested.  The venturi foils (here in green) are said to increase airflow at the scalp by 18%- no small feat.  CPSC approval is pending and the helmet should be landing this winter.The Kaos (top photo) is a remarkably light (235g in medium) and comfortable trail helmet that I’ve personally considered ordering several times from Chain Reaction.  As with the rest of the range, the detail is fantastic and ventilation reportedly among the best.  Most models even use these breezy straps and color-keyed buckles.  We’re looking forward to testing one once they’re approved this winter.www.met-helmets.comwww.tomhallent.comlast_img read more

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New 3T Mercurio Wheels and Luteus Disc ‘Cross Fork Spotted in Final Form

first_img3T’s Mercurio Wheels use a side mounted spoke placement so there are no spoke holes drilled thru the rim, which they say makes them stronger and eliminates potential weak spots/stress risers. The top level LTD version will come in 40, 60 and 80mm depths, along with a 40 and 60 carbon/alloy Team level clincher.The LTD has a veiled braking surface, which comes from Ferrari F1 braking technology and provides equal braking performance in wet or dry conditions, making them good for cyclocross. Yellow SwissStop pads are recommended and should ship with the wheels.Coming mostly at the OE level will be the Pro alloy clincher wheels in 40mm only. Love it or hate it, the 3T Luteus disc brake cyclocross fork has kept its cable-running-outside design in its final form factor. Painted up, the cable tie holes seem to be cleaned up from the raw carbon fiber prototypes we’ve seen, and the deep gloss black should go well with plenty of ‘cross bikes.The Mercurio wheels borrow Cane Creek’s now defunct oversized direct pull hub design with a unique drop in spoke slot on the rims that eliminates any drilling. Pics of both items after the break… Max rotor size on the front is 160mm.center_img Look familiar? Why reinvent the wheel (lame pun intended) when you can borrow tech from a company that arguably had great design but poor marketing at the time. The Mercurio wheels use Cane Creek’s direct pull spoke design for a great looking hub that, combined with the rim’s spoke slots, should make servicing these wheels super easy.What was reinvented, though, was the freehub body. Thanks to a unique design that uses a couple shims, a single freehub will work with SRAM, Shimano or Campy.last_img read more

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Interbike 2010: Maxxis’ New DJ, Mountain Bike Tires and Their First Prototype Road Tubulars

first_imgNot shown, the Ardent and Crossmark are now available in UST versions for 29er. Weights are approximately 900g and 800g.These prototype tubular tires are the first tubulars for Maxxis. Our man there, Rob, wanted us to point out that they’ll be made in their own factory in Taiwan, not outsourced like “some other companies.”Forza is the training/everyday tire with a bit of tread (click to enlarge for detail). It has their Silkworm puncture protecting polymer fabric, a dual compound rubber and a 130psi max. The Campione is the racing tire and has a higher 145psi max and their K2 Kevlar Komposite puncture protection layer, and it bumps up to a triple compound rubber. No current production timeline, still in development. Maxxis had a few new pieces of rubber for both road and dirt on hand, including prototypes of their first-ever tubular tires.Starting at the left, the DTH BMX tire is now available in a 26″ size for urban and dirt jump use. It’ll come in 2.15 and 2.3 sizes with various 60tpi versions and one lighter 525g 120tpi eXception model.In the center is the Ikon, a new 26″ and 29er XC tire. Both sizes will be available with or without their EXO sidewall protection. All Icon tires are part of the eXception series with 120tpi casing and these are Maxxis’ first triple compound XC tires. They have a hard 70a base compound with a dual 62a center/60a side tread compound. 480g to 535g for 26″ and 520g to 575g for 29er.On the right is the Beaver, a new mud specific 29er that uses small ramped knobs with wide spacing. It has a dual compound with harder base layer and softer 50a tread layer for good grip on wet rocks. 120tpi casing, 2.0 x29 only for now, weight is about 520g. $51.00.More news on MTB tires, a bigger picture of these three and those forthcoming road tubulars after the break…last_img read more

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Never Decide between Road and Aero again, with Switch Aero System

first_imgWhile you probably won’t remove your aerobars mid ride, the ability to adjust the seatpost by simply standing on the pedals and flicking it forward is intriguing. The adjustment seems like it would open the door to the possibility of creaks and developing play, but if it is engineered correctly it could be very useful. It seems the only thing holding the post in each position is an internal spring loaded stop which is what allows the post to be adjusted so easily.Redshift specifies that the seatpost will fit standard 7mm rail saddles and frames from 27.2 to 31.6mm – but it isn’t clear if that is with an adapter shim all with a 27.2 post, or if there are actual seatpost sizes. Built with all the adjustability of a traditional seatpost, the post also has a clever additional adjustment that will allow you to tilt the saddle forward up to 5° while in the aero position. Made from 6061-T6 alloy, the seatpost is a claimed 60g heavier than a traditional post.The big news here is the quick release ability for the aerobars. Anyone who has ever installed a set of clip-ons knows how potentially frustrating and lengthy the process can be – so for most consumers once they’re installed they are not coming off. Having the ability to quickly remove them while preserving your perfect set up for the time when you need them again would be awesome. The only part that stays clipped to the handlebar are the quick release clamps which fit 25.4, 26.0, and 31.8 bars. In addition to being quick release, the aero bars are also quite adjustable. The bars will be offered with either L-bend, S-bend, or straight extensions meaning you should have no problem dialing in your fit.Redshift is also offering an integrated computer and water bottle cage mount to make going aero as easy as possible.Pricing of the bars and post are very reasonable with both starting at $109 as long as there are a few early bird deals left. Even then, it only goes up to $125 each, with options for the whole system at a discount and more. After just two days, Redshift is more than halfway to their goal of $20,000 so this one is a safe bet for funding. Thanks to Redshift Sports, triathletes can have their cake and then ride it off in either the aero or road position. When it comes to bike set up, many triathletes who are limited to one bike are stuck between having a bike set up for tris or for group training rides. Many group rides don’t even allow bikes with aerobars, so what is a triathlete on a budget to do? Redshift may have the answer with their aerobar and seatpost system that is adjustable on the fly.As far as Kickstarter projects go, this looks like it could be one of the better ones. Read on to find out why.last_img read more

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