View post tag: holds View post tag: Defense View post tag: News by topic View post tag: shipyard Back to overview,Home naval-today Russia: Severnaya Verf Shipyard Holds Keel Laying Ceremony for Corvette Provorniy Russia: Severnaya Verf Shipyard Holds Keel Laying Ceremony for Corvette Provorniy View post tag: Corvette View post tag: Ceremony View post tag: LAYING Industry news Share this article Severnaya Verf shipyard based in Saint-Petersburg held, July 25th, a keel-laying ceremony for corvette Provorniy of Project 20385. The corvette will be constructed for the Russian Naval Fleet and are further development of the Steregushchiy-class corvettes.Project 20385 was developed by Almaz Central Design Bureau on the basis of already in-service Stereguschiy-class (Project 20380) ships. New corvette differs from predecessors by larger displacement (2,200 tons) and dimensions. Her length is 105 meters, beam is 13 meters, and draft is about 8 meters. Multipurpose ships of the project 20385 are designed to combat surface ships, submarines, providing air defense and artillery support for the landing and amphibious operations.Borisov Y.I., Deputy Minister of Defence, Zakharov I.G., Vice-President of the United Shipbuilding Corporation, Golubev K.G., Chief Engineer of the Almaz CMDB and other highly-ranked officials attended the event. At the ceremony, Mr. Borisov said that according to the state programme of weapon acquisition up to 2020 the Russian Naval Fleet would have 16 such corvettes. They would be built at the Severnaya Verf and the Amurskiy Shipyards.[mappress]Press Release, July 31, 2013; Image: Nordsy View post tag: Provorniy View post tag: Severnaya July 31, 2013 View post tag: Naval View post tag: Navy View post tag: Verf View post tag: Defence View post tag: KEEL
FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill today announced a new campaign aimed at protecting Hoosiers from fraudulent business practices in the wake of severe weather that leaves homes, vehicles or other property damaged.“Double check before you write a check” is the latest consumer protection strategy from the Office of the Indiana Attorney General, safeguarding Hoosiers from individuals posing as roofing, tree-removal and window-replacement companies, among other types of restoration and repair businesses.“When severe weather rips through Indiana, the damage can be significant,” Hill said. “In the worst cases, the devastation can be heartbreaking. Many Hoosiers face the stress of out-of-pocket costs to make repairs to personal property. No Hoosier should face the additional nightmare of becoming the victim of a scam.“This spring and summer, I strongly urge all Hoosiers to double check a company’s name, reputation, history and authenticity before writing a check to a person claiming to represent such a business.”In the aftermath of storms that leave destruction in their paths, property owners are vulnerable — making perfect targets for scammers pretending to offer help cleaning up wreckage and making necessary repairs. Many people will attempt to reach out and offer a helping hand. With this comes the likelihood that restoration or home repair companies – some legitimate, some not – will also try to contact those affected the most.Hill advised Hoosiers to do their due diligence and avoid letting the emotional toll of the situation influence their decisions about repairing or replacing what is damaged or lost. It is often wise to be skeptical of anyone immediately offering their services.Hill offered several tips to Hoosiers: Avoid agreeing to any repair or restoration work on the spot during initial contact with someone offering services – this includes contracts. Avoid signing any legally binding agreements without first gathering information and researching a business being represented. Obtain information about the individual offering his or her services. Research the company the individual claims to represent. Look for signs of credibility such as an official website. Seek reviews and testimonials from former customers.“The best decision is an informed decision,” Hill said. “Double check before you write a check.”The Consumer Protection Division (CPD) of the Office of the Indiana Attorney General receives complaints every year when severe weather causes damage. The most common complaints are those against “storm chasers” — people who show up after severe weather events.Storm chasers often offer to come back and make repairs to damage that doesn’t require such repairs or doesn’t exist at all. A common example is a storm chaser who tells a resident their roof needs repaired or replaced when in fact it isn’t even damaged. The storm chasers will tell the resident a cost and offer to come back and do the work if a portion or all of the cost is paid up front prior to any repairs taking place. Once the consumer has paid, the scammer does not return to complete the job.In 2016, the CPD received 16 storm chaser complaints.The failure to perform a contract is a complaint received by the CPD that is similar to storm chaser scams. In this scenario, a person offering a service or the service of a company will agree to complete repairs that are actually needed — such as replacing the siding or windows on a house. They will request a portion or all of the cost up front and even provide a contract for the agreed-upon repairs and cost. However, once the scammer receives the payment up front, he or she never returns — and the consumer is left without the money they paid or the repairs they needed.In 2016, the CPD received 21 failure-to-perform-the-contract complaints.The most common scam reported after severe weather events in 2016 was the failure to complete a contract. In this situation, a consumer agrees to the necessary work with a person or the company that person claims to represent — and a portion or all of the cost is paid up front, prior to the repairs. The person will come back to the residence or property and start the agreed-upon repairs or restoration. However, in this scenario, after the work is started, the person or company paid to complete the work does not return, leaving the consumer with repairs that are still needed and no money to have them completed.In 2016, the CPD received 70 failure-to-complete-the-contract complaints.Finally, beware of contractors who present contracts that permit them to keep a portion of your insurance money if they negotiate with your insurance company, but then you decide not to use the contractor to perform repairs. The contractor often presents this as a “liquidated damages” or similarly-worded provision. The Division has seen contractors including this type of provision in their contracts and then using it to justify keeping a significant portion of insurance proceeds, even when they are not selected by the homeowner to perform repairs. Homeowners do not have to agree to these terms. Exercise your control over who performs your repairs and how they are paid. Be ready to refuse to do business with any contractor whose contract terms you do not like.Hoosiers are encouraged to contact the Consumer Protection Division of the Office of the Indiana Attorney General if they believe they have been scammed, or suspect someone may be trying to scam them after a severe weather event. You can reach the CPD by visiting IndianaConsumer.com or calling 1-800-382-5516.
IF IT’S NOT BROKEN-DON’T FIX ITBy George LumleyIf it is “NOT BROKEN” then “DON’T FIX IT”. That short phrase says a lot. I believe in it strongly. Yes, we need to adjust for the times and change things for the better occasionally; however, the government is always trying to fix what ain’t broken. Yes, even the local government, CITY/COUNTY, is often trying to fix what is not broken for the benefit of those (special interest) claiming it needs to be fixed.If it “IS BROKEN” then by all means “DO FIX IT”; however that doesn’t happen. Yes, you heard me right. Something is broken but they (city/county officials) do not want to fix it. Why you ask? Well I don’t know but maybe you can help me figure this out over the next few months. I suspect it is because there are special interest that are getting in the way of what is right for everyone’s best interest.The tax sale process in Indiana was Broken. In Evansville there was even a cry to stop the tax sale because it was contributing to the Blight. The C & P even had a series to embarrass the people living in the blighted structures that had ties to the tax sale. While Evansville seemingly did nothing to fix the problem the rest of the state worked on a solution. Legislation to improve the process was passed in 2012, 2013, and 2014. The 2014 legislation hit a little snag but the legislators quickly hammered that out in early 2015 and made it retroactive to January 1, 2015 for those forward thinking local governments that wanted the latest and best fixes to the problem. Now while all this was going on around the state, Evansville leaders turned a blind eye and deaf ear. I suspect this was not because they were ignorant of the problem or the legislation to fix it, but because the legislation was not serving their special interest. I will present facts over the next few months and you can reach your own conclusion.I want to be positive and need your help in steering our officials in fixing the problem. With this in mind I am happy to announce the launch the “Let’s Fix That Tax Sale” series of essays. Oh, and there will be video. Please blog and comment positively to bring the problem to light.This is going to be a positive series without the negativity and put downs presented by the C & P in their “who owns that” series. We will be covering the tax sale on Monday not to humiliate people and frame them as stupid but to present the real issues of the tax sale. Unlike the C & P, we will not be advocating to stop the tax sale, but to implement available provisions in state law to make the tax sale work for everyone’s best interest. The essays and video will present individual tax sale properties, associated people, issues and positive solutions on how to make the tax sale process work for everyone’s best interest.Please read my first in the series “Lets Fix That Tax Sale” here on the CCO Monday morning. It will detail some of the upcoming content and your feedback will help mold each essay. See you Monday.By George LumleyFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
New York Bakery Co has rebranded and relaunched its popular Bagel Thins range.The two-strong range of new-look Bagel Thins four-packs are available now in Original and new Cinnamon & Raisin variants.Featuring a new and improved recipe, each Bagel Thin provides a source of fibre and contains fewer than 130 calories, according to the company.“This creates the perfect snack or a lighter breakfast option that doesn’t compromise on the authentic soft and chewy New York taste and texture of the core New York Bakery Co brand,” it said in a statement.The range also features an extended life of 10 days, which the company said was “to fit in with the busy lifestyles and dining habits of younger, smaller household consumer groups”.Amy Page, head of marketing at New York Bakery Co, said: “2017 is going to be a massive year for New York Bakery Co and the relaunch of Bagel Thins is just the beginning.“Shoppers told us they would buy more bakery items if they were lighter and smaller portions, offering fewer but better carbohydrates, with added benefits such as being a source of fibre. We’ve delivered this with a new and improved Bagel Thins recipe that doesn’t compromise on all the taste and versatility of our core range.”
Trey Grayson, who is completing his second term as secretary of state in Kentucky, has been named director of the Institute of Politics (IOP) at Harvard University. Grayson will assume his post on Jan. 31.Grayson has garnered praise as one of the nation’s top new political leaders and a “rising star.” He was first elected Kentucky’s secretary of state in 2003 and then re-elected by a wide margin in 2007. He is prohibited by state term limits from running for a third term. Grayson launched a bid for the open U.S. Senate seat in Kentucky in 2010, but was defeated in the Republican primary election. At Harvard, Grayson will succeed former U.S. Sen. John C. Culver (D-IA), who has served as IOP interim director since July 2010.“Trey Grayson is exactly the right person to lead the IOP as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of my father’s presidency,” said Caroline Kennedy, John F. Kennedy Library Foundation president and IOP Senior Advisory Committee interim chair. “He is an inspirational young leader committed to civic engagement, bipartisan cooperation, and civil debate. I look forward to working with him to inspire the next generation to answer President Kennedy’s call to service.”As director, Grayson will be charged with setting the strategic vision and budgetary priorities for the long-term direction and affairs of the institute. He will also oversee the myriad activities of the institute, which include a resident fellows program for individuals from active political life; student programs such as internships in public service, research awards, and special projects; educational seminars for elected officials; conferences designed to bring together academic, political, and governmental leaders; and a yearlong series of lectures in the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum.
Read Full Story Conducting research projects among mothers and infants in Brazil in the mid-2000s, Paola Gilsanz got to see firsthand the effects of health inequalities. She saw that, all too often, good health was elusive if you were poor, lacking education, or didn’t have access to adequate care.Gilsanz is now on track to graduate with a Ph.D. in social epidemiology—which focuses on societal factors that affect health—from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) in May 2014. “The reward is great,” she said. “I can use the tools of public health I’ve learned at HSPH to help others.”Gilsanz is currently at work on her dissertation, which is focused on the association between depressive symptoms and risk of stroke. She hopes her research will provide clues to if and how depressive symptoms physiologically impact health. “A lot of research has been done on stroke before depression,” she said, “but I’m looking at it in the other way. I hope to improve our understanding of how emotions like stress or depressive symptoms can also have physical health repercussions.”
Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 20, 2019 A new class has enrolled for the second year of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s latest Main Stem hit School of Rock—The Musical. From November 7, comedic actor Eric Petersen will assume the role of wannabe rock star, Dewey Finn, taking over for Tony nominee Alex Brightman, who is scheduled to play his final performance on November 6.Petersen has been seen on Broadway, off-Broadway, and in national tours, most notably as Shrek in Shrek: The Musical, Peter and the Starcatcher and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. On TV, Petersen played Arlo Barth on TVLand’s Kristie and has been seen on Disney Channel’s Jessie, Pair of Kings and Kirby Buckets.The Kid Band, who perform Lloyd Webber’s score live at every performance, will include new cast members Rachel Katzke as Katie the bass player and Walden Sullivan as Lawrence the keyboardist, along with returning cast members, Brandon Niederauer as Zack the guitarist and Raghav Mehrotra as Freddy on drums. Additionally, Olivia Chun will assume the role of super serious band manager Summer, Steven Booth will take on the role of Ned, Annabelle Wachtel will play Marcy, Terrance Bell, Jr. will play Mason, Chloe Bryan will play Madison, and Ellie Kim will join the cast as a swing.The new class of School of Rock also features Will Blum as the Dewey alternate, Jenn Gambatese as Rosalie Mullins, Becky Gulsvig as Patty, Bobbi MacKenzie as Tomika, and Luca Padovan as Billy. The adult ensemble includes Emily Cramer, Natalie Charle Ellis, John Arthur Greene, Michael Hartney, Merritt David Janes, Nehal Joshi, Lulu Lloyd, Jaygee Macapugay, Cassie Okenka, Patrick O’Neill, Morgan Rose, Jesse Swimm, Josh Tower, and J. Michael Zygo. The kid’s ensemble features Paul Luke Bonenfant, Ava Della Pietra, Gabby Gutierrez, Gianna Harris, Jason Kisare and Jersey Sullivan.Currently in performances at the Winter Garden Theatre, School of Rock is based on the 2003 film of the same name, featuring music from the movie, as well as an original score by Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Glenn Slater, a book by Julian Fellowes and direction by Laurence Connor. The show follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who decides to earn a few extra bucks by posing as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. There he turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. While teaching these pint-sized prodigies what it means to truly rock, Dewey falls for the school’s beautiful, but uptight headmistress, helping her rediscover the wild child within. New Class of ‘School of Rock(Photo: Jenny Anderson) View Comments Related Shows School of Rock – The Musical
Wax myrtles (Myrica cerifera) grow rapidly in full sun.Tea olive (Osmanthus fragrantisima) or lusterleaf holly (Ilexlatifolia) are good choices for shaded hedgerows.“In general, these plants don’t suffer from the problems afflicting Leyland cypress as much,” Daly said. “But they still need to be given proper cultural conditions such as applying the correct amount of water.” Ten years ago, I planted Leyland cypress trees as a property border. A Christmas present from my parents, they were $3 a piece and stood all of six inches tall. When my University of Georgia Cooperative Extension agent told me to plant them 10 to 15 feet apart, I followed his advice even though I thought that was a lot of elbow room per plant.Today, my Leyland cypresses are more than 20 feet tall and are definitely doing their job buffering my view of the subdivision entrance across the street. I planted them 10 feet apart. I now wish I had opted for 15 feet.Inexpensive, fast-growing and tall“Leyland cypress trees are one of the most commonly planted trees in the landscape,” said Tim Daly, a UGA Extension agent in Gwinnett County. “They are popular because of their fast growth and their ability to provide a screen against traffic areas or neighbors.”Leyland cypress (X Cupressocyparis leylandii) is a hybridspecies that resulted from a cross between the Nootka false cypress (Chamaecyparis nootkantensis) and the Monterey cypress, (Cupressocyparis macrocarpa). It was discovered on a British estate in the late 1800s, Daly said.Poor site selection can create problems with Leyland cypress trees. “They grow into large trees, and in some parts of the world they can reach 100 feet tall and nearly 50 feet wide,” Daly said. “Think of the damage a tree that size could do to your house, fence or driveway only a few feet away.”Four feet taller each yearIt may be hard to imagine a small Leyland cypress growing into a 100-foot tall tree, but with proper care, it can and will happen, he said. Leyland cypresses grow about 4 feet per year in height and 2 to 3 feet in width.They require full sun, all day. “Shade will reduce their vigor, causing them to thin out and be more susceptible to diseases,” Daly said. “They also need plenty of air circulation inside the canopy to dry out the branches and leaves.”Planting too close to a fence, building or each other will prevent the interiors of the trees from drying out, he said, and could lead to fungal diseases.Well-drained soil a mustThe tree is best suited for fertile, well-drained soils. “The amount of soil water is one of the most critical factors in the growth of Leyland cypress,” Daly said. “Excess water will increase root-rotting fungal diseases, and too little water leads to stress and ultimately stem and leaf diseases.”To monitor the soil moisture, use a shovel to open a 4-inch-deep gap in the soil near the base of the trees. Feel the soil and test it for moisture. If it feels dry, water. If it feels wet, avoid watering.Diseases can take their toll on Leyland cypress trees. “Using chemical control is not feasible since the application of them is ineffective and will not have effect on control” he said. “Severely infected trees may have to be removed.”May be headed out, popularity wise,Disease pressure, improper planting and overuse may send Leyland cypress the way of plants like the Red Tip Photinia and Bradford pears, he said.Red tip photinias are small trees that were used extensively in the 1980s as a hedge. Most of the plants succumbed to Entomosporium fungal leaf spot disease. Bradford pears, although not afflicted with any serious diseases, have quick growing soft wood and crotches at an angle. This causes the branches to split off easily. Hollies are among the replacement candidatesSeveral alternatives to Leyland cypress are available. Here are Daly’s recommendations:Hollies like “Nellie R. Stevens” and “Emily Bruner.” These are best for borders in full sun.Arbovitaes (Thuja occidentalis), particularly the “GreenGiant” cultivar, which was selected as a 2007 Georgia Gold MedalPlant.
U.S. coal-fired generation hit hard by coronavirus, falling electric demand—Rhodium Group FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享E&E News ($):Coal-fired electricity and oil demand suffered record drops between mid-March and mid-April, according to a new study examining the widespread impacts of the novel coronavirus pandemic across the energy sector.The analysis Friday from the Rhodium Group found electricity demand was “weaker” over the past month, partly because of warmer temperatures along with the pandemic. The demand plunge slammed U.S. coal generation, which averaged 16.4% of the U.S. total over the last month, compared with 22.5% over the same period last year.For the week of April 8-14, coal fell further, averaging 15% of total U.S. power generation, with wind and solar generation surpassing coal during a three-day period for the first time in recorded history, the analysis said. Coal’s decreased share of total generation was also affected by lower natural gas prices, the brief said.“Coal generation has borne the brunt of the electricity demand decline,” the analysis said. It followed a report earlier this month finding that renewable energy had surpassed coal for generating electricity in the first quarter of 2020 — the first time that has happened in a three-month period.Coal last year accounted for 23.5% of U.S. electricity generation, followed by nuclear and renewables at 19.7% and 17.5%, respectively, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.Rhodium said that coal’s decreased share is subject to change if the pace of new solar and wind construction is slowed by “COVID-driven economic weakness.” Still, the report noted: “[E]xisting renewable assets have so far fared considerably better than their coal-fired peers.”[Carlos Anchondo]More ($): ‘Coal generation has borne the brunt’
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Lisa Polizzi BandThe LI songstress (and Bethpage Federal Credit Union Best of LI award winner) sings with an inner strength that can only be channeled straight from the heart. Music pulses through her veins and embodies her very soul. This is evident in every single performance, whether it’s at a small club on the South Shore of Long Island or gracing the stage of multitude singing competitions, and winning them. Her current incarnation—with a full band of equally talented musicians backing her—deliver powerful, passionate performances that span blues, dance, R &B, pop, and of course, rock. Rocking out at The Space’s FREE Thursday Night Live Music Extravaganza in The Lounge, this gig is a must-see. Trust us, you’ll love her. The Lounge at The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave, Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com Free! Doors 5 p.m./Show 9 p.m. September 4The Rising This Bruce Springsteen Tribute possesses all the passion, all the artistry, all the fury of The Boss himself (or at least damn close to it) and will be performing his 1984 mega-platinum-selling Born in the U.S.A. in its entirety, along with all his hits, as part of the record’s 30th anniversary celebration. With special guest Bon Journey: A Tribute to Bon Jovi & Journey. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $15, $25. 7:45 p.m. September 4Long Island at WarThis moving, intense collection of paintings utilizes the transcendental medium of art to document the myriad roles LI played in nearly every war throughout American history. It is a powerful, emotional vision. The Long Island Museum of American Art, History & Carriages, 1200 Rte. 25A, Stony Brook. longislandmuseum.org Exhibit included in price of admission: $9 adults, $7 seniors, students with ID $4, children under 6 and museum members Free. Thursdays: 10 a.m. till 5 p.m., Fridays: 10 a.m. till 5 p.m., Saturdays: 10 a.m. till 5 p.m., Sundays: 12 p.m. till 5 p.m. September 4 through December 28East Northport Annual FestivalBicycle stunts, live music, magic shows, amusement park rides, mouthwatering food, sidewalk sales, and too many arts and crafts for sale to mention and an exotic petting zoo!? Will there be a llama munching on some grass? Will there be a squirrelly rabbit? Will there be chicken souvlaki? Grape leaves? Hummus? Will there be a baby fox!? Only one way to find out! John Walsh Park & Larkfield Rd., East Northport. eastnorthport.com/annual_events_festival.asp September 5 (6 p.m. to 11 p.m.), 6 (11 a.m. to 11 p.m.) & 7 (11 a.m. to 6 p.m.)Social DistortionSeminal punk stalwarts Mike Ness and crew take over the stage at The ’Mount for a no-holds-barred, rock-till-you-drop-or-are-carried-out mayhem fest replete high-octane, F-The-World anthems spanning the band’s nearly 40 years of ripping it, sure to include classics such as “Mommy’s Little Monster,” “Ball and Chain,” “Making Believe,” “Sick Boy” and “When The Angels Sing” along with newer firebombs from their latest, 2011’s Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes. With special guests: Whigs & Jonny Two Bags. You do not want to miss this gig! The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $35, $75. 8 p.m. September 5The Last of Robin HoodStarring Kevin Kline, Susan Sarandon and Dakota Fanning, this erotic, suspenseful biopic breathes life into the final, controversial years of Hollywood star gigolo Errol Flynn (Kline) and his torrid, scandalous affair with 15-year-old Beverly Aadland (Fanning), enabled by her fame-fiending mother Florence (Sarandon). Wow. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org Check website for ticket prices and showtimes. September 5 through September 11Port CityThis is a loaded day at The ’Rev indeed! First up it’s Long Island multi-instrumentalists and self-described “Band of Brothers” Port City—featuring their emotional, high-energy rock/indie/jazz/funk creations through piano, guitar, sax, bass, violin and drums—with fellow Long Island pop-punkers Chasing April & NY alt-rockers Chasing Carmen. 16 and older with ID. $10 ADV/$12 DOS. Doors 5 p.m. Then for the creatures of the night it’s The Electrix (Grateful Dead tribute) and Think Floyd (Pink Floyd tribute) doling out all the classic hits you just never get to see performed live anymore. 18 and older with ID. $10. Doors 8:30 p.m. Revolution Bar & Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. revolutionli.com September 6Chris IsaakThe rockabilly swooner recently spoke with the Press regarding this gig, his acclaimed career and his love of Johnny Cash [Read It Here], among other things, remarking that he looks forward to “the fall foliage and an ebullient crowd!” This is a rock and roll gig for couples, hell yeah, but just as much for those lonely hearted jaders out there who walk along Jones Beach late at night staring at the extraterrestrial moon reflecting rippled bridges off the smooth lulling waters and say, “I know she’s out there, I’ll never give up, and when we meet, it will be like interplanetary lightning fire!” Or something like that. Expect mega-sexy blockbuster “Wicked Game,” along with many other melters. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $49.50, $69.50. 7 p.m. September 7Rock Legends Live! Jimi HendrixThis cinematic celebration commemorating Hendrix’s artistry 44 years after his passing in September 1970 will include time travel clips from TV and live concert footage spanning his time melting planets with The Band of Gypsies and The Experience, featuring, among many other tunes: “Purple Haze,” “Foxy Lady,’ “Fire,” Voodoo Child,” “Hey Joe,” and “The Wind Cries Mary.” Do not miss this film! Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org Members $10/Public $15. 7:30 p.m. September 9Ninth Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Night at Ducks StadiumEnjoy the Long Island Ducks game against the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs while raising much-needed awareness and funds to help fight breast cancer as 18 local breast cancer coalitions and countless supporters unite together to battle this insidious disease. [Read more about this amazing, important event HERE and at pinktie.org.] Together, we can beat this! Bethpage Ballpark, 3 Court House Dr., Central Islip. 631-940-3825. liducks.com 6:35 p.m. September 9 Click here to check out these and many more amazing gigs, events and performances taking place across Long Island in The Island EarJohn EdwardThis is the Long Islander’s “Coming Home Tour,” and is set to be a night absolutely full of unbelievable communications from loved ones who’ve crossed over to the other side, transcendental revelations and intense, passionate emotions, all around. Edward has a gift for delving deep into the afterlife and bringing forth messages from family members, lovers and friends who have “Crossed Over” to the next realm of existence. His psychic abilities are bound to amaze, excite and inspire. Wow. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $50, $65, $85, $100, $200. 8 p.m. September 9