Apple Announces New $399 iPhone SE

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) CUPERTINO C.A. – If you’re wanting to get your hands on a smaller smartphone with a lower price point, Apple has you covered with the new second generation iPhone SE at the lowest price ever of just $399.Silently announced on Wednesday afternoon, the iPhone SE is Apple’s brand new entry-level smartphone. In a press release, Apple said the physical design is similar to the iPhone 8 while the internal hardware has been “reimagined” from the inside out.Featuring an aerospace-grade aluminum and durable glass design with an all-black front, iPhone SE is available in black, white and (PRODUCT)RED with 64, 128, and 256 GB storage options.Powering the new phone is the powerful Apple-designed A13 Bionic Chip; the same processor that was introduced with iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro. As the A13 Bionic was built for for efficiency, iPhone SE has great battery life and enables wireless-charging capable and fast-charging, giving customers up to 50 percent charge in just 30 minutes. Lightning-fast download speeds are available with Wi-Fi 6 and Gigabit-class LTE.The new iPhone SE has a 4.7-inch Retina HD display with True Tone technology that adjusts the white balance to match the ambient light for a more natural, paper-like viewing experience.iPhone SE retains the familiar Home button found on older iPhones prior to the iPhone X and also includes Apple’s Touch ID fingerprint scanner for unlocking the device, fill in passwords, log in to apps, authorize App Store purchases, and make Apple Pay transactions.Apple says the iPhone SE has the “best single-camera camera system ever in an iPhone” with a 12-megapixel f/1.8 aperture Wide camera and takes stunning Portraits with the front camera as well. Next-generation Smart HDR comes to iPhone SE, intelligently re-lighting recognized subjects in a frame for more natural-looking images with stunning highlight and shadow details.“The first iPhone SE was a hit with many customers who loved its unique combination of small size, high-end performance and affordable price” said Phil Schiller, Apple’s Senior Vice President of Worldwide Product Marketing.“iPhone SE features industry-leading performance and is built with the same industry-leading security features our customers expect. We can’t wait to get iPhone SE into customers’ hands.”The new iPhone SE will be available for preorder at 8 A.M. EDT on Friday, April 17 and will officially be available online, in Retail Stores and carriers on Friday, April 24.last_img read more

Mayville Independence Day Fireworks Display No Longer In Doubt

first_imgPixabay Stock Image.JAMESTOWN – After weeks of uncertainty, Mayville’s Independence Day fireworks celebration will be taking place this 4th of July.Rita Jacobson, a longtime Mayville Independence Day Committee member, tells WNYNewsNow her group has been working with local officials over the past month to provide some sort of festivity in the county.“I think it is a big win for not just for our committee but our whole community,” said Jacobson. “I think people are very anxious to have some sense of normally back; this gives people a little bit of normalcy for the 4th of July. They may not be having their big parade and big huge gatherings, but we can at least still celebrate our country’s independence and freedom.”Fireworks will take off from the waterfront at Lakeside Park in Mayville at 10 p.m. Saturday, July 4, with the park closed to the public as a “fallout zone” for the fireworks crew. Jacobson encourages community members looking to watch the show view from other areas around the northern end of the lake.“We felt that by putting it on the lake it actually opened up the viewing area,” explained Jacobson. “We used to shoot them from quite a ways back from the lakeshore, so the park was the ideal place, but now it is going to open it up more for the whole north end of the lake.”Jacobson says fireworks will likely be seen by not just those on the lake, but also those on the higher hilltop areas of the northern end of the county.The Mayville 4th of July Committee is asking those in attendance to adhere to state social distancing guidance and be respectful of one another.The 4th of July parade was previously canceled due to COVID-19 gathering restrictions. 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

Representatives Call On State To Release Funding For Child Care Providers

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) Image by New York State Senator George Borrello’s Office.IRVING – State representatives from Chautauqua County called on New York State Thursday to release millions in federal dollars the state received from Washington D.C. to support child care providers so parents can return to work.Joined by child care professionals at the Lake Shore Family Care Center in Irving, Senator George Borrello and Assemblyman Andy Goodell said the decision by Albany to withhold aid from Washington is slowing the state’s economic recovery from COVID-19.“Child care workers are essential workers,” Senator Borrello said. “At the height of the crisis, despite the risk to their own families, registered child care providers continued caring for the children of front-line and emergency workers, so those workers could provide essential goods and services to us and our families.”In April, New York State received $164.6 million in federal CARES Act funding earmarked to support child care programs and providers. Beth Starks, is founder and Executive Director of Chautauqua Lake Child Care Center, Assistant Professor and Early Childhood Education Coordinator at Jamestown Community College, and a member of the Governor’s Child Care Availability Task Force.Image by New York State Senator George Borrello’s Office.Starks said of the $164.6 million in CARES Act funding given the state, New York has allocated $95 million but has only released $30 million to child care providers. She said the state should at least release the $65 million in federal funds it has set aside for child care programs.“Pre-COVID, child care was in a crisis situation, preventing people from going to work,” she said. “We are in what’s called a childcare desert because there isn’t enough child care here in Western New York, or in much of New York State.”According to the Center for American Progress, 64 percent of New Yorkers lived in a child care desert (before the pandemic), which means that there are either no child care providers or so few options that there are more than three times as many children as licensed child care slots.Starks said in the past four months, the situation has gotten much worse.“Over 50 percent of my colleagues in Chautauqua County have closed their doors,” she said. “Nationally, it is estimated that about half of them never will open again. We cannot re-open New York without childcare because there is nowhere for children to go and that includes children from infants all the way up through the teenage years.”Assemblyman Andy Goodell joined Senator Borrello in asking the state to release the funds.In a letter he sent Governor Cuomo earlier this year, Assemblyman Goodell asked the governor to follow the recommendations of his own child care advisors.Image by New York State Senator George Borrello’s Office.Assemblyman Goodell urged Governor Cuomo to release the aid “in a manner consistent with the recommendations of your Child Care Task Force headed by Sheila Poole, Commissioner of the Office of Children and Family Services, and Roberta Readon, Commissioner of the Department of Labor.”“Today I am joining Senator Borrello and Assemblyman Goodell and officials across the state in the Childcare Day of Action to call on New York State to release the CARES Act funding to local governments and child care providers,” said Chautauqua County Executive PJ Wendel. “We raised this issue months ago, when Counties were told the Governor was not aware that counties and local providers wanted the CARES Act funding. We requested Chautauqua County’s share of funding at that time, and now it is even more critical that child care providers have access to these funds as more parents are returning to work, and many schools are returning with instruction models requiring at least some days of remote-learning.”Senator Borrello said the care provided by professional child care workers is critical to Western New York’s resurgence.“These businesses are struggling now because their enrollment is down due to the pandemic,” he said. “The state needs to release the remaining CARES Act funding to ensure that our child care providers are able to deliver the critical service that is the foundation for the resurgence of our economy.”last_img read more

37 New COVID-19 Cases Reported In Chautauqua County Today

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 ImageMAYVILLE – Thirty-seven new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Chautauqua County on Thursday, the highest jump the county has seen since the COVID-19 pandemic began.The Chautauqua County Health Department says there are now 76 active cases, with 352 total and 267 recovered.According to the Chautauqua County COVID-19 case map, 32 of the 37 new cases are in the northwest part of the county.Additionally, three people are hospitalized with COVID-19 in the county. The batch of new cases involves three people under the age of 18, a male young adult, five men in their 20s, four men and three woman in their 30s, eight men and three women in their 40s, three men and two woman in their 50s, a man and woman in their 60s, a man and woman in their 70s, and a woman in her 80s.Earlier in the day, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo said he will dispatch a Health Department “SWAT” team to Dunkirk to assist in containing a COVID-19 outbreak at a local business.On Monday, Chautauqua County officials announced a Coronavirus outbreak Fieldbrook Farms in Dunkirk, with dozens of positive tests tracing back to workers at the plant. County officials did not specify if the new cases are related to the north county outbreak.More than 200 people are under quarantine or isolation orders as they have either shown symptoms, are awaiting test results, or have risk factors.Furthermore, 501 people are under a domestic traveler quarantine for having arrived to Chautauqua County from a state listed on the New York State travel advisory list.last_img read more

Rocky Delays First Preview Performance

first_img In addition to Karl as Rocky and Seibert as Adrian, the cast includes Danny Mastrogiorgio as Paulie, Dakin Matthews as Mickey, Terence Archie as Apollo Creed and Jennifer Mudge as Gloria. Rocky Rocky brings to life the story of struggling small time Philly boxer, Rocky Balboa, who gets a once-in-a-lifetime shot to go the distance against heavyweight champ Apollo Creed. The new musical is based on the Academy Award-winning 1976 film of the same name, which starred Stallone in the title role. View Comments Related Showscenter_img Directed by Alex Timbers, with a score by Tony-winning songwriting team Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty and a book by Tony winner Thomas Meehan and Sylvester Stallone, the production’s opening night is set for March 13. The Italian Stallion’s grand entrance has been postponed to February 13. The first preview of Rocky, starring Andy Karl and Margo Seibert, had been set for February 11, with February 12 a scheduled rehearsal day with no performance. According to a statement, the cancellation is a result of a delay in technical rehearsals after salt and melted ice caused damage to underground cables near the Winter Garden Theatre. Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 17, 2014last_img read more

Rick Faugno Joins Cady Huffman & Kate Shindle in Revolution in the Elbow

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 20, 2014 Faugno originated the role of Frankie Valli in the Las Vegas production of Jersey Boys and has appeared on Broadway in The Will Rogers Follies, Wonderful Town, Conversations With My Father and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Huffman won a Tony for her performance in The Producers; her additional Broadway credits include The Nance, Steel Pier and La Cage aux Folles. Shindle most recently appeared on Broadway in Wonderland, and has also starred in Legally Blonde, Cabaret and Jekyll & Hyde. In addition to Faugno, Huffman and Shindle, the cast includes Michael Biren, Patrick Boll, Zach Cossman, Karli Dinardo, Danielle Kelsey, Graydon Long, Brad Nacht, Marrick Smith and Jesse Wildman. Based on a story by Ívar and Gunnlaugur Jónsson, Revolution in the Elbow of Ragnar Agnarsson Furniture Painter answers the hypothetical question, “have you ever wondered what’s going on inside your elbow?” The emotionally charged rock love story explores a love triangle set in Elbowville, a small community within Ragnar Agnarsson’s body. Elbowville mayor Manuela (Huffman) must deal with a crisis when a “prosperity machine” compromises the peace of the sweet little community. Revolution in the Elbow of Ragnar Agnarsson Furniture Painter Las Vegas’ Jersey Boys star Rick Faugno has joined the cast of the world premiere of Revolution in the Elbow of Ragnar Agnarsson Furniture Painter off-Broadway, starring Tony winner Cady Huffman and Kate Shindle. Directed by Bergur Ingólfsson, the tuner, which features a book, music and lyrics by Ívar Páll Jónsson, begins performances on July 31 at the Minetta Lane Theatre. Opening night is set for August 13. Revolution in the Elbow will feature choreography by Lee Proud, set and projection design by Petr Hloušek, lighting design by Jeff Croiter and Cory Pattak, sound design by Carl Casella and costumes by Hrafnhildur Arnardottir. View Comments Related Showslast_img read more

The Pippin Circus Welcomes Andrea Martin Back to the Big Top

first_img View All (6) Andrea Martin garnered acclaim, mid-show standing ovations and a Tony Award for her gravity defying performance in Pippin—and now she’s swinging back into the Tony-winning revival to dazzle Broadway audiences one more time! Martin officially re-joined the cast on September 2, 2014, and stars Kyle Dean Massey, Ciara Renee, John Dossett, Rachel Bay Jones, Charlotte d’Amboise, Orion Griffiths and Ashton Woerz were on hand to welcome her back to the circus. Check out this Hot Shot of Martin as feisty granny Berthe, then see her high-flying performance in person at the Music Box Theatre through September 21! Pippin Star Files Related Shows John Dossett View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 4, 2015 Andrea Martin Ciara Renée Charlotte d’Amboise Rachel Bay Jones Kyle Dean Masseylast_img read more

Churchill, Starring Ronald Keaton, Will Play Off-Broadway

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on July 12, 2015 The production will feature scenic and lighting design by Jason Epperson, projection design by Paul Deziel and sound design by Eric Backus. Churchill Churchill, a new play adapted and performed by Chicago-based actor Ronald Keaton, will have its off-Broadway premiere this winter. The show, which debuted in the Windy City last year, will begin performances at New World Stages on February 6 and open officially on February 18. Kurt Johns will direct. Related Shows View Comments The play follows the British Prime Minister in 1946, after having led Britain and the Allies to victory in World War II and being defeated for re-election. Sitting in forced retirement with his wife Clementine at their Chartwell home, Winston Churchill receives an invitation from President Harry Truman to speak at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri, where he will deliver his legendary, emphatic “Iron Curtain” speech.last_img read more

Motown Will Open in London’s West End in Spring 2016

first_img View Comments Hail to the beat! The previously reported London production of Motown The Musical will open at the Shaftesbury Theatre in London’s West End in March 2016. According to the Daily Mail, the venue’s current occupant, Memphis, is expected to close in October.Directed by Charles Randolph-Wright and featuring a book by Motown founder Berry Gordy, Motown The Musical’s score includes over 50 beloved hits from the Motown catalogue. The show tells the story of Gordy’s rise from small-town dreamer to big-time record mogul. Along the way, he discovers a slew of musical talent including Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson and the legendary Diana Ross, with whom he sparks a romance.The Broadway production played its final performance on January 18 at the Lunt Fontanne Theatre to make way for Finding Neverland. Motown intends to return to the Great White Way in summer 2016 at a Nederlander theater to be announced.last_img read more

Lesli Margherita Gives an Early Morning Taste of Dames at Sea

first_img Star Files Dames at Sea Lesli Margherita Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 3, 2016 Related Shows View Comments Broadway favorite Lesli Margherita stopped by the PIX11 studio this morning to give early birds a taste of her latest gig: the first Broadway production of Dames at Sea. The Olivier winner will take on the role of grand diva Mona Kent; have a listen as she performs “That Mister Man of Mine,” which, as Queen Lesli explains, is “a very dramatic song about a man that she once loved, and sadly, he has no more money, so ‘goodbye!’” You can catch Margherita in Matilda on Broadway through September 6, and then in Dames at Sea, beginning at the Helen Hayes Theatre on September 24. But before that, catch her live at the last Broadway in Bryant Park concert on August 13!last_img read more