Watch Alisan Porter Perform ‘Somewhere’ on The Voice

first_img There’s a place for her in the finals! Broadway alum Alisan Porter returned to her musical theater roots on May 23 in the first part of The Voice’s season 10 finale. Porter, who made her Great White Way debut as Bebe in the 2006 revival of A Chorus Line, performed “Somewhere” from West Side Story, as well as Carole King’s “You’ve Got a Friend” opposite her coach Christina Aguilera. Take a look below at both performances to see why Porter earned a spot in the top four. The second part of the finale airs on NBC on May 24; we hope she gets it! View Comments Alisan Porter on ‘The Voice’last_img

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Guatemalan President Extends State of Emergency in Area Dominated by Drug Traffickers

first_imgBy Dialogo January 21, 2011 Guatemalan President Álvaro Colom extended for thirty days the state of emergency decreed in the border department of Alta Verapaz (in northern Guatemala), where he launched a Christmas offensive against the Mexican drug-trafficking cartel Los Zetas. “The state of emergency will be extended for thirty days, because we still have some steps to take (to recover the territory), which had become a true center of operations for drug trafficking,” the president affirmed to reporters. He affirmed that in the thirty days that the state of emergency has been in effect in that region, on the border with Mexico, crime has dropped around 30%. In addition, more than eighty machine guns and assault rifles and forty-eight vehicles have been seized, and more than twenty people linked to drug trafficking have been arrested. The state of emergency was initially decreed on 19 December for a period of one month, restricting some constitutional rights, such as freedom of movement and organization. “We’re in the process of concluding that the state of emergency is starting to fulfill its objective: recovering governability in Alta Verapaz,” Interior Minister Carlos Menocal said for his part. According to the minister, the security forces have also seized the equivalent of more than a million dollars from criminal groups. According to the U.S. embassy in Guatemala, 250 tons of cocaine enter the United States annually by way of the so-called Central American Route, of which Guatemala is a part.last_img read more

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Cops: Suffolk Mom Wanted for Abducting Child, 5

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Stony Brook mom is wanted in connection with the abduction of her five-year-old son, Suffolk County police said Thursday.The missing person investigation comes after Kristin Kapp failed to comply with a family court warrant issued on April 27, ordering her to turn her son over to Suffolk County Child Protective Services, police said.Kapp allegedly ignored the order and abducted the child, police said. The warrant was issued because of alleged child neglect, according to police. Sebastian Parsons-Kapp was reported missing on Tuesday by his father, who previously had an order of protection that prohibited contact with the child, police said. Mother and son are believed to be in New York, possibly in New York City, police said. Anyone with information about the pair’s whereabouts is asked to call 911 or Sixth Squad detectives at 631-854-8652. UPDATE: The five-year-old-child has been located and is in the custody of Suffolk County Child Protective Services, police said.last_img read more

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Missing Sagaponack Woman Found Dead

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 40-year-old woman was found dead in her hometown of Sagaponack six weeks after she was reported missing, Southampton Town Police said.Hunters called police to report they had discovered a body in a heavily wooded area in between Sprig Tree Path and Toppings Path at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, police said.The woman was later identified as Lilia “Esperanza” Aucapina, who was reported missing Oct. 10.Her remains were taken to the Suffolk County Medical Examiner’s office, where an autopsy will be conducted to determine her cause of death.Her death is not believed to be criminal in nature, investigators said.last_img

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The new Law on Agricultural Land came into force

first_imgYesterday, the new Law on Agricultural Land (Official Gazette, No. 20/2018) came into force, which authorizes local self-government units to dispose of state-owned agricultural land.Municipalities and cities are obliged to adopt Disposal Programs within three months of the entry into force of the Act, and state land is leased through a public tender for a period of 25 years with the possibility of extension for the same period. The tender for the lease is announced for cadastral parcels that make up production and technological units with an area of ​​up to 100 hectares. Participants in the public tender for lease may be natural or legal persons who have settled all obligations based on the use of agricultural land owned by the state, ie all obligations based on the fee for economic use of water and all public benefits, and against whom does not conduct proceedings for the transfer of possession of agricultural land.As they point out from the Ministry of Agriculture, persons who have subleased or otherwise disposed of the allocated agricultural land owned by the state cannot participate in the public tender. The right of priority in the public tender for lease has: the holder of a family farm or owner of an agricultural craft or a legal entity in the rank of micro and small enterprises, for which agriculture is the primary activity, who is the owner or possessor of livestock for at least three years; previous owner; young farmers up to 41 years of age, family farms based in the municipality or city where the land is located.The new Law also enables the extraction of agricultural land from the forest management plan, which needs to be placed in the Programs at the disposal of local self-government units. In this way, it will be possible to lease and sell state-owned land to farmers who want to increase their production areas, and above all to family farms and young farmers. “With this law, we return the disposal of state land to municipalities and cities because the management from Zagreb proved to be unsuccessful. I expect all local self-government units to urgently accept the job and start preparing disposal programs. Deadlines are short, farmers have waited too long to get land. A large number of farmers have their leases expired and they are eagerly awaiting new contracts that will primarily ensure their safer business, but also without which they cannot apply for tenders from rural development. I also invite the representatives of municipalities and cities to respond to the workshops that we organize just for them and where we present this law. Come and learn everything you need to know to be successful in this extremely important business for Croatian farmers. ” – said Minister Tomislav Tolušić.The law also prescribes the sale of state-owned agricultural land. They can be bought in the continental area cadastral parcels of up to 10 ha and in the coastal area up to 1 ha. One buyer can buy state land in the Republic of Croatia up to a maximum of 50 ha for the continental area and up to 5 ha for the coastal area. Coastal areas are considered to be units of local self-government that have access to the sea, islands and peninsulas, while other areas are considered to be a continental area. Exceptionally on the Istrian peninsula, local self-government units that have access to the sea are considered a coastal area, while other areas are considered a continental area.The law also provides for the lease of private agricultural land that is not maintained suitable for agricultural production. In order to protect the soil, the environment or people, the Ministry may lease such land to a natural or legal person for a period of up to ten years for a fee in the amount of the initial rent. The funds obtained from the lease belong to the owner of the land, if the owner is unavailable or of unknown residence, the rent is kept in a special account of the local self-government unit for 10 years. The law also stipulates that the Ministry of Agriculture takes over all the work and workers of the Agricultural Land Agency because the Agency ceases to operate.last_img read more

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The $35 million house that Skase built

first_imgThe luxury Brisbane mansion built by disgraced Australian businessman Christopher Skase has hit the market.‘Bromley’ was built by Skase and wife Pixie in 1988 for $35 million and is so vast that it spreads over nine titles.Featuring nine bedrooms, nine bathrooms and eight car spaces, the sprawling property was lived in by the high-flying couple for only a year.The sprawling property has vast living areas. Picture: Murray and Associates Estate AgentsSkase was a prominent business tycoon during the 1980s, before fleeing for Majorca, where he died of stomach cancer in 2001.‘Bromley’, at 36 Dickson Terrace, Hamilton, is an opulent palace, within 10 minutes of the Brisbane CBD.Since construction, the home was renovated in 1997 at a cost of $5 million, while the current owners have spent a further $4 million on refurbishments.Christopher Skase in Majorca in 1998. Picture: Getty ImagesThe home’s lavish European-style design includes an internal bell tower, rare and exotic granite and imported Italian marble.Selling agent Andrew Murray of Murray & Associates Estates Agents says the home is truly unique, with features like secret passageways and bulletproof doors.‘Bromley’ has been furnished in opulent Europoean style. Picture: Murray and Associates Estate AgentsMurray says he has already had interest in the property, including an interstate party who have inspected the house four times.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor9 hours ago“It takes a couple of hours to get around it,” he says.“A family was looking at it over the weekend.”This grand mansion is set to break the Brisbane price record. Picture: Murray and Associates Estate Agents‘Bromley’ is for sale by Expressions of Interest closing Friday, November 25 at 5pm, if not sold prior.Murray says the home is expected to break the record for a Brisbane house price.last_img read more

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Homes of all sizes up for auction in Brisbane

first_imgThe home at 88 Bellevue Tce, Clayfield.There are also three bedrooms with built-in robes and a family bathroom. On the lower level there is an open-plan kitchen and dining room, living area, three bedrooms laundry and bathroom. The dining room, living area and one of the bedrooms all open to the lower decks. Outside there is a tropical swimming pool and a secure workshop. The property will go to auction at 3pm on Saturday, November 25.Tucked away on a big block on a quiet street in Woolloongabba, a century-old Queenslander at 27 Lockhart St will also be up for grabs on Saturday. Inside 27 Lockhart St, Woolloongabba.The kitchen has french doors opening to the deck, white cabinetry, stainless steel appliances and the original brick fireplace, while on the opposite side of the wall there is an ornate fireplace in the dining room. The master bedroom has built-in robes and an ensuite, and there are three more bedroom plus a study, family bathroom and laundry. The home at 59 Thirteenth Ave, Kedron.“This architecturally designed modern home has been built to perfection by incorporating the core fundamentals of a truly functional family home,” Mr Jabs said. The home has a fresh, light colour scheme, timber floors and big windows allowing plenty of natural light to stream in.On the ground floor, the home has an open-plan living, dining and kitchen area opening through stacker doors to the entertaining area, with outdoor kitchen, lawn and in-ground pool. The home at 59 Thirteenth Ave, Kedron.FAMILIES of all sizes will have plenty to choose from at Brisbane auctions this weekend, with everything from renovated character homes to sprawling modern houses going under the hammer. In Kedron a new home with a traditional design is going to auction at 11am on Saturday, November 25. Marketing agents Matthew Jabs and Ross Armstrong, of Place Newmarket, described the five-bedroom property at 59 Thirteenth Ave as being beautifully finished with contemporary charm and classic appeal. The home at 88 Bellevue Tce, Clayfield.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus23 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market23 hours agoRay White Clayfield marketing agent, Tony Cicchiello said the dual living home on an 809sq m block was ideally suited to an extended family.The home has beautiful character features, including timber floors and ornate fretwork, and a bright, white colours scheme throughout. Upstairs, there is a beautiful wraparound veranda, a stone fireplace separating the dining and living rooms, and an open-plan kitchen and family room opening to the back deck. center_img The back deck at 27 Lockhart St, Woolloongabba.Harcourts Homeside marketing agent, Sam Peterffy said the property was the quintessential Queenslander and the perfect home for raising a family. “Well presented for an immediate comfortable lifestyle, this house is perfect to live in exactly as is, but still has potential to create your own personalised masterpiece,” she said. The property will go to auction at noon on November 25. The home at 27 Lockhart St, Woolloongabba.Owners Bruce and Anne Redman have maintained the traditional feel of the home in the 23 years they have owned it. “The original features are what make it. It’s been there for over 100 years and it was made to last,” Mr Redman said.“It has leadlight windows, 14ft ceilings and, being a quintessential Queenslander, big verandas, north-facing (orientation) and lots of good breezes. The home has a lounge room, separate dining room and kitchen with sitting area. Inside 59 Thirteenth Ave, Kedron.There is also a multipurpose room, study, powder room and laundry on the ground level. Upstairs, the master bedroom has an ensuite and walk-in robe and the three remaining bedrooms have built-in robes. There is also a family bathroom and lounge room opening to the front balcony. In Clayfield, a six-bedroom classic colonial at 88 Bellevue Tce will also go under the hammer on Saturday. last_img read more

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Room yields dead man

first_imgPolice identified him as HerbertSevilla, a resident of the village. Herbert’s lifeless body was discovered byhis brother Hobby around 8:10 a.m. on Wednesday.   ILOILO City – A 61-year-old man was found dead inside his room in Barangay Liberation, City Proper.center_img Responding police officers did not findany wounds on Herbert’s body suggestive of murder.It was however not immediately clear if foul play was ruled out in his death./PNlast_img

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Richmond woman arrested in connection with suspected hit-and-run at ‘Canal Days’

first_imgMetamora, In. — The Franklin County Sheriff’s Department made an arrest in connection with a suspected hit-and-run at the Canal Days festival on Saturday.A report from the sheriff’s department says around 3:50 p.m. deputies responded to a report of a three-year-old that had been run over by a van in the intersection of Clayborn Street and Hollands Alley.The investigation determined the van was southbound on Hollands Alley when she ran over the child’s foot despite warnings from the woman to stop. The driver, Shirley McKinney, 54, of Richmond, told the woman she would park and return to the scene, but she did not.A short time later police found McKinney in Metamora and took her into custody. McKinney has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident with injury and driving while suspended with a prior conviction. If convicted she could receive one year in jail and a $5,000 fine.The child was treated for non life-threatening injuries.last_img read more

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