The Big Bang Theory’s Kunal Nayyar will team up with the previously reported Jesse Eisenberg in the world premiere of The Spoils off-Broadway. The new comedy, penned by Eisenberg and directed by Scott Elliott, will begin previews on May 7 and play a limited enegagement through June 28. Opening night is set for June 2 at the Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at the Pershing Square Signature Center. Show Closed This production ended its run on June 28, 2015 Related Shows View Comments Nayyar is best known for his work as Raj Koothrappali on The Big Bang Theory. He is the voice of Vijay on the Nickelodeon animated series Sanjay and Craig and recently recurred on TBS’ Sullivan & Sons. Other screen credits include Dr. Cabbie, Ice Age: Continental Drift and Consumed. His theater credits include Huck and Holden and Love’s Labour’s Lost at the U.K.’s Royal Shakespeare Company. Nobody likes Ben (Eisenberg). Ben doesn’t even like Ben. He’s been kicked out of grad school, lives off his parents’ money, and bullies everyone in his life, including his roommate Kalyan (Nayyar), an earnest Nepalese immigrant. When Ben discovers that his grade school crush is marrying a straight-laced banker, he sets out to destroy their relationship and win her back. The production marks the third show in The New Group’s current 20th Anniversary Season. Additional casting will be announced later. The Spoils
My dog is a bit of a brute. At 100 pounds and more athletic than most humans could ever dream to be, Rodney the Weimaraner has a ripped physique and an impressive bark to match. He runs on heel or pulls on command, a hook-up for power on skis in the wintertime and a running partner by my side all year ’round.Living and getting out daily with a “fitness dog” like Rodney necessitates specialized equipment, and over the years I have acquired custom canine gear, fleece doggie jackets, and even fashionable items for workaday walks when I want my dog to stand out from the proverbial pack.The latest “fashion piece” for Rodney is a collar called the Kahuna. Made by Stunt Puppy, a Minnesota dog-gear brand, the oversize collar uses webbing that’s 1.5 inches wide and comes with funky patterns as well as stout construction for the big dogs it’s built to adorn.The Kahuna, which costs $25, is a collaboration with Croakies, a company most known for its sunglasses straps. Stunt Puppy worked with Croakies for its expertise in making high-strength nylon webbing that looks good, and the thick collar is offered in six colorful prints.On the performance side, once the snow falls you’ll find Rodney showing off his X-Back Dog Harness from Skijor Now LLC. The company requires you to perform multiple measurements of your dog’s body before it custom-stitches the X-Back, a harness built for pulling humans around on skis.I got the X-Back five years ago and it has endured many miles of Rodney’s worst. We fly on skis, and he never grimaces because the harness’ padded straps align to his anatomy like a glove. At $39.99, the Skijor Now harness is a bargain for any dog put into the pulling position on snow.Dog park visits see Rodney wearing a collar with a built-in retractable leash. The Release N Run collar has a thin cord that serves as the leash — it pulls out of a slim compartment on the collar. A reeling mechanism retracts the cord instantly back into its hidden place when you let go.For dog parks and wild areas where you rarely need a leash, the Release N Run collar, at $32.95, is a great option. The retracting cord is four feet long, and it is fine for casual walks when you’d rather leave your primary leash behind.Toys keep Rodney entertained at home when he can’t be running. This summer, the Orbee Ball from Planet Dog has been a favorite. Touted as the “world’s best dog ball,” these rubbery spheres come in four sizes and cost $7 and up.The Orbee Balls are nearly indestructible for chewers. They bounce and are somewhat soft for safety while tossing. Best part? The balls float, letting Rodney and I play by water and not worry about his favorite new toy sinking in the creek where he swims. –Stephen Regenold is founder and editor of www.gearjunkie.com. Connect with Regenold at Facebook.com/TheGearJunkie or on Twitter via @TheGearJunkie.
ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Just how typical are you? Travel data co-op ADARA set out to portray what makes top tier travelers special and the result is a paper titled Understanding the Secret Lives of Top Tier Travelers: Uncover search and booking behaviors of loyalty members.So the obvious question is, am I typical?The other question is: do airlines and hotels really understand top tier travelers?Exactly what is a top tier traveler? Here’s the answer to the last question: “ADARA defined top tier as members with higher than basic status.” continue reading »
State Police say on Sept. 3 troopers patrolled to a residence on Light Road searching for Haines because he was involved in a dispute in the village of Spencer. Officials say the investigation led troopers to a location off State Route 96 in the town of Candor, and Haines surrendered in the early hours on Sept. 4. (WBNG) — New York State Police have charged a man after he fired a weapon in the direction of two state troopers. State Police found Haines at approximately 6:35 p.m. Haines fired a weapon in the direction of the troopers, then fled. No troopers were injured, they say. Haines was charged with attempted murder in the first degree. Officials say additional charges are pending. The New York State Police Special Operations Response Team, Tioga County Sheriff’s Department, Tompkins County Sheriff’s Department, the Department of Environmental Conservation and the Slaterville and Candor Fire Departments assisted. According to a news release, state police say it arrested 28-year-old James Haines of Richford.
Jobs That Pay, Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that Manitowoc Cranes LLC, a global manufacturer of cranes and lift solutions, will expand its presence in Antrim Township, Franklin County by consolidating an out-of-state site into its site in Pennsylvania — a move that will create 250 new jobs over the next three years. Additionally, Manitowoc has agreed to maintain new, and retain its current positions, for an additional four years.“As a major employer in Franklin County for many years, we welcome Manitowoc’s decision to move its operations, and create more than 250 new jobs to Pennsylvania,” Governor Wolf said. “Manitowoc is committed to the community in Franklin County and understands that this is the best location to grow its business and make impactful investments within the region and beyond.”To optimize its manufacturing footprint, reduce costs, and expand margins, Manitowoc will relocate its manufacturing operations from Manitowoc, Wisconsin to Shady Grove, Pennsylvania. The company has committed to an investment of at least $19 million in the project, which consists of relocation and the purchase of equipment to support new product lines. Manitowoc has also committed to the creation of 250 new, full-time jobs over the next three years, and the retention of its current Pennsylvania workforce of 891 employees“After a comprehensive analysis and review of our current manufacturing footprint, coupled with current market conditions, we believe this restructuring initiative will ensure that our business continues to meet and exceed the needs of our customers every day,” said Barry Pennypacker, Manitowoc president and chief executive officer.Manitowoc received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development that consists of a $1.35 million Pennsylvania First program grant.The project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team, an experienced group of economic development professionals who report directly to the governor and work with businesses that are considering locating or expanding in Pennsylvania, in collaboration with the Franklin County Area Development Corporation (FCADC).“The Manitowoc decision to consolidate and expand its crane production in Shady Grove is the result of the collaborative efforts of the FCADC, Governor’s Action Team, and SCPa Works, coupled with Pennsylvania ‘s pro-business climate,” Mike Ross, FCADC president. “Today’s decision stands to have very favorable long-term impacts on our local manufacturing economy.”Founded in 1902, Manitowoc is a leading global manufacturer of cranes and lift solutions with manufacturing, distribution, and service facilities in 20 countries. Manitowoc is recognized as one of the premier innovators and providers of crawler cranes, tower cranes, and mobile cranes for the heavy construction industry, which are complemented by a slate of industry-leading aftermarket product support services.For more information on Manitowoc, visit www.manitowoc.com.For more information about the Governor’s Action Team or DCED, visit dced.pa.gov.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Governor Wolf Announces 250 New Jobs with Company Expansion in Franklin County August 09, 2016