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Sabres Acquire Wayne Simmonds From Devils

first_imgBUFFALO – On Monday, the Buffalo Sabres acquired New Jersey Devils right-winger Wayne Simmonds in exchange for a 2021 fifth-round draft pick. If Simmonds plays 10 games for the Sabres this season, or if the Sabres make the playoffs, the draft pick New Jersey received bumps up to a fourth-round selection.In 61 games this season for the Devils, Simmonds  scored eight goals and added 16 assists.Simmonds will be on his third different team in the last two seasons after spending seven-plus seasons with the Philadelphia Flyers. He also played for the Los Angeles Kings and Nashville Predators. Simmonds has scored at least 25 goals in a season five times in his 12-year career. The winger has scored 498 points in 902 regular season games (251 G-247 A).Simmonds has played in 44 playoff games. Simmonds will be an unrestricted free agent at the end of this season. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

3.2 Million Unemployment Claims Reported Nationwide Last Week

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) MGN ImageNEW YORK – Another 3.2 million Americans filed first-time claims for unemployment benefits last week, after factoring in seasonal adjustments, the Department of Labor reported Thursday.Without those adjustments — which economists use to account for seasonal hiring fluctuations — the raw number was 2.8 million.That brings the total number of seasonally-adjusted initial claims filed since mid-March to 33.5 million. Initial claims are considered a proxy for layoffs or furloughs, and that level represents about 21% of the March labor force.These numbers are staggeringly high; weekly jobless claims were hovering in the 200,000s in the last few years before this crisis. But last week also marked the fifth week in a row that the number of initial claims fell. It peaked at 6.9 million in the last week of March.Economists say the downward trend is is a good sign that things aren’t getting worse. But still, millions of new claims each week don’t help the brutal overall picture of the job market during this pandemic.Continued jobless claims, representing workers who filed for a second week of benefits or more, rose to 22.6 million.Not all claims result in paid benefits. That is in part due to filing mistakes and because not everyone who submits a claim is eligible for unemployment benefits.In response to the crisis, the government broadened the definition of who is covered by benefits to include contractors, the self-employed and workers in the gig economy. The Department of Labor said that as of last week, all 50 states were paying out those extra benefits — but the agency has yet to release detailed breakdowns of how many claims have come in through that program in each state.Overall, the past seven weeks of record-high claims, dwarfing the Labor Department’s historical data, paint a clear picture: America’s jobs market is in distress and people are suffering.On Wednesday, the ADP National Employment Report showed more than 20 million jobs were lost in the United States in April. The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ official jobs report is due on Friday, with economists polled by Refinitiv expecting to see 22 million job losses and an unemployment rate of 16%, the worst layoffs on record.last_img read more

Meth Production Arrest Made In Salamanca

first_imgSALAMANCA — A Salamanca man faces a felony charge after he was arrested for allegedly unlawfully manufacturing methamphetamine, according to the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office.Preston J. Quinn, 26, of 7979 Dublin Rd., was charged following a traffic stop on Washington Street, at 10:44 p.m., Wednesday, poilce said.Quinn was transported to the Sheriff’s Office and issued an appearance ticket.The driver of the vehicle, Olivia L. Marsh, 20, of 3050 Elton Rd., Delevan, was charged with improper plates, aggravated unlicensed operation and other vehicle and traffic charges. More charges are pending following the completion of the investigation, police said. The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force and the Salamanca Police Department. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Missing 20-Year-Old Found Deceased In Cattaragus County Pond

first_imgWNY News Now Stock Image.MANSFIELD – The search for a missing 20-year-old Cattaraugus County man ended Sunday after first responders discovered him deceased in a pond. The Cattaraugus County Sheriff says Joseph Rushwin was first reported missing from the Barse Road area near Little Valley around 6 p.m. on Saturday.The Sheriff’s Office, New York State Police, several local fire departments and other agencies performed an exhaustive search for Rushwin.First responders used several tools, including drones and flare imaging in their efforts to find him. Rushwin’s go-kart was discovered on Sunday in a pond in the Town of Mansfield, where a State Police dive team recovered his body.Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Early Voting Starting Next Saturday In Chautauqua County, New York State

first_imgMGN ImageMAYVILLE – The Chautauqua County Election Commissioners are reminding residents early voting will get underway next Saturday in New York State.Early Voting is offered for nine of the ten days before the November 3rd General Election, with the first day to vote early on Saturday, Oct. 24 and the last day Sunday Nov. 1.Residents can cast their ballots early at the Board of Elections Office in Mayville, the Chautauqua Mall in Lakewood and Chautauqua County Fairgrounds in Dunkirk.Over the weekend polling places are open from noon until 5 p.m. Starting October 26, Monday and Tuesday, polling places are open from noon until 8 p.m. and Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Those who are unable to vote early, or on election day, can apply for an absentee ballot. For more visit VoteChautauqua.com. Those who voted absentee can also check the status of their ballot online. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Stars From Newsies, Wicked & More Reveal the Celebs They Have Giant Crushes On

first_imgBroadway.com readers, admit it: You have the teensiest, tiniest crush on Corey Cott. And Courtney Reed. And Santino Fontana. And Alli Mauzey. Well, believe it or not, these stars are crushing, too—not on you. Come on, let’s be serious. They’ve got their sights set on movie stars, musicians, comedians, and even Buddhist philosophers. Read below to find out who your favorite stars are swooning over, then check out their childhood crushes, weirdest make-out locations, best dates ever and cheesiest pick-up lines. ALLI MAUZEY (Glinda in Wicked) “Ben Folds and I having a sing-along at the piano.'” COREY COTT (Jack Kelly in Newsies) “Jim Carrey. Oh, a girl? Emily Mortimer. Or Brooklyn Decker. Or Jennifer Lawrence.” SANTINO FONTANA (Moss Hart in Act One) “Still Salma [Hayek]. How do you say ‘Hey, girl” in Spanish?” KRYSTAL JOY BROWN (Diana Ross in Motown) “Paul Rudd. I know he’s married, but man, he makes me laugh.” Check back all week long for more Valentine’s Day surprises! KARINE PLANTADIT (Performer in After Midnight) “Buddhist philosopher Daisaku Ikeda and Samuel L. Jackson.” AARON NELSON (Simba in The Lion King) “Beyonce.” View Comments COURTNEY REED (Jasmine in Aladdin) “Tom Welling from Smallville.” RICHARD H. BLAKE (Tommy DeVito in Jersey Boys)  “Alyssa Milano. I’ve had a thing for her since Who’s the Boss?”last_img read more

Tickets Now On Sale for Greed: A Musical for Our Times Off-Broadway

first_img What do Jamie Dimon, Lance Armstrong, Pope Francis and Bernie Madoff have in common? They all appear in Greed: A Musical for Our Times. The musical comedy’s targets range from Ponzi schemes to the not-so-subtle sales pitches of retirement planners and mortgage bundlers. With numbers like “A Little Juice,” “Inside Information,” “I’ll Cheat On My Taxes” and “The Ballad of Jamie Dimon,” Greed takes aim at the obvious, and not so obvious, targets. D’Abruzzo received a Tony nod for Avenue Q. She will be joined in the cast by Julia Burrows, James Donegan and Neal Mayer. Tickets are now available for Michael Roberts’ premiere of Greed: A Musical for Our Times. Directed by Christopher Scott and starring Tony nominee Stephanie D’Abruzzo, the off-Broadway show will begin performances at New World Stages—Stage 2 on March 19. Opening Night is set for April 3.center_img View Commentslast_img read more

Holler If Ya Hear Me Opens On Broadway

first_img View Comments Related Shows About the Artist: With a desire to celebrate the magic of live theater and those who create it, and with a deep reverence for such touchstones as the work of Al Hirschfeld and the wall at Sardi’s, Squigs is happy and grateful to be among those carrying on the traditions where theater and caricature meet. He was born and raised in Oregon, lived in Los Angeles for quite a long time and now calls New York City his home. The innovative new musical Holler If Ya Hear Me opens officially at the Palace Theatre on June 19. Directed by Tony winner Kenny Leon, the tuner uses the lyrics of the late rapper Tupac Shakur to tell an original story about two childhood friends and their families in a Midwestern industrial city. Holler If Ya Hear Mecenter_img Broadway.com wishes a happy opening to the company! We’re ready to holler; are you? To celebrate the first official opening night of the 2014-15 season, Broadway.com Resident Artist Justin “Squigs” Robertson penned this portrait of the cast. The sketch features Saul Williams, Christopher Jackson, Saycon Sengbloh, Ben Thompson, John Earl Jelks, Joshua Boone, Dyllon Burnside and Tonya Pinkins. Show Closed This production ended its run on July 20, 2014last_img read more

Richard Chamberlain & More Join Sticks and Bones Off-Broadway

first_img Related Shows Joining Chamberlain, Hunter and Pullman are Nadia Gan, Morocco Omari, Ben Schnetzer and Raviv Ullman. Sticks and Bones tells the story of a family pulled about by the return of a son from the Vietnam War. Pullman and Hunter star as husband and wife Ozzie and Harriet.  The play will run for a limited engagement through December 14. The production will include set design by Derek McLane, costumes by Susan Hilferty, lighting design by Peter Kaczorowski, projection and video design by Olivia Sebesky and sound design and original music by Rob Milburn and Michael Bodeen. Broadway alum Richard Chamberlain will join the previously announced Holly Hunter and Bill Pullman in the New Group’s production of Sticks and Bones. The first major revival of David Rabe’s play will begin performances at the Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center in October. First preview and opening night dates will be announced later.center_img View Comments Chamberlain has appeared on Broadway in The Sound of Music, My Fair Lady and The Night of the Iguana. His screen credits include The Last Wave, Petulia, The Towering Inferno and The Three Musketeers. Gan’s off-Broadway credits include Golden Child, The Shanghai Gesture and Shogun Macbeth. Omari returns to the New York stage after appearing on Broadway in A Time to Kill and A Streetcar Named Desire. Schnetzer’s screen credits include The Book Thief and the upcoming Warcraft, Punk’s Dead and The Riot Club. Ullman made his New York theater debut in 2012 in Russian Transport, also directed by Elliot. Since then, he has appeared in The Bad Guys and The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner. Sticks and Bones Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 14, 2014last_img read more

Culturalist Challenge: Who Should Play Christian in Moulin Rouge! on Broadway?

first_img Once your list is published, you can see the overall rankings of everyone on the aggregate list. After kicking off the Broadway.com Culturalist Challenge with an American Horror Story challenge, this week’s list is a little less spooky and a little more ooh la la. We’ve been waiting for Moulin Rouge!, the all-singing, all-dancing 2001 movie by Baz Luhrmann, to hit the Broadway stage for years. You guys even voted Moulin Rouge! as the number-one Ewan McGregor movie you want to see on stage in Broadway.com’s weekend poll, so we know you agree! So we’ve gotta know—which Broadway stud would make the best Christian in a Moulin Rouge! musical? To kick it off, Broadway.com features editor Lindsay Champion has chosen her list of top ten hunks here. Well, what are you waiting for! Cast your vote and tune in for the results on the October 15 episode of The Broadway.com Show. STEP 2 – RANK: Reorder your ten choices by dragging them into the correct spot on your list. Click the continue button. STEP 1 – SELECT: Visit Culturalist to see all of your options. Highlight your ten favorites and click the continue button.center_img The Broadway.com staff’s current obsession? Culturalist, the awesome website that has become the hot spot for top ten lists. We love it so much that we decided to partner with them! Every week, we’ll challenge you with a Broadway-themed topic and have you rank your favorites on Culturalist.com. Then, we’ll announce the most popular ten choices on The Broadway.com Show every Wednesday! STEP 3 – PREVIEW: You will now see your complete top ten list. If you like it, click the publish button. (If you don’t have a Culturalist account, you will be asked to create one or sign in with Facebook at this point.) View Commentslast_img read more