Montserrado County District#13 Rep. Saah Joseph Just five days to the October 10 presidential and legislative elections, Montserrado County District #13 Rep. Saah Joseph, yesterday could have found himself in jail for his failure to support a six-year-old child of whom is the biological father.The Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) lawmaker escaped that punishment following his lawyer, Viama Blama’s plea for forgiveness before the Monrovia City Court, although the lawmaker did not attend the hearing that could have sent him to jail.The CDC lawmaker was found guilty of child support non-payment allegation, following his lawyer’s admission that his client (Joseph) failed to pay his child support obligation for a long time.Besides the confession, Cllr. Blama made initial two months, August and September payment of US$500 leaving a balance of US$100, of which the court allowed for the lawmaker’s driver to serve as his surety until the US$100 is paid today, Thursday.Pursuant to a court order, the CDC lawmaker is obligated to pay US$300 per month child support, of which his lawyer managed to make a payment of US$500 yesterday for two months,The case against Rep. Joseph yesterday was based on a complaint filed against him by the child’s mother Marie Kerpoah for his alleged persistent non-support.In her complaint, the lady claimed that the lawmaker is a natural father of her six year-old child, but has allegedly refused to provide support to the child.Marie, in her complaint, swore to the court that defendant Joseph is the father of her minor child and that he has intentionally refused to provide support to the child.Rep. Joseph and one of his church deacons had earlier appeared at the court and promised to settle the obligation, which the lawmaker failed to uphold, up to yesterday’s hearing.It may be recalled that the political leader of the CDC, Senator George Weah, last year, faced a similar charge in the United States of America, immediately after he declared his intention to contest the Liberian presidency.Weah’s case was in the Newton County Court in the U.S. State of Georgia, where a warrant was issued for the Montserrado County Senator’s arrest for child abandonment.The complaint against Weah at that time was filed by his 10-year-old daughter’s mother Meapeh Gono Glay.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
WATER: South Bay’s supplier will visit the councils to urge them to adopt new policies. By Kristin S. Agostoni STAFF WRITER For weeks now, television and radio spots have pleaded with Southern Californians to get stingy with water: Take shorter showers, turn off the tap when brushing your teeth, put a timer on lawn sprinklers. “We view our main audience as local cities,” he said. “They probably haven’t looked at their ordinances since ’89 to ’92, the last drought.” The program “gets us in there,” he said. “It raises awareness.” Earlier this week, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors heeded the call for conservation and agreed to craft an ordinance requiring drought-tolerant and native landscaping in all new developments in unincorporated areas. Cities and water agencies across Southern California are wringing their hands over record-low rainfall levels and a federal court decision that limits the amount of water Southern California can receive from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta in an attempt to prevent the extinction of the delta smelt. Already, officials with Metropolitan Water District, which imports water from the delta and the Colorado River, have said they’ll cut water to Southern California farmers by 30 percent next year and are drafting plans that could force rationing for the first time in more than a decade. West Basin is one of the Metropolitan Water District’s 26 member agencies and supplies water to 17 local cities and unincorporated county areas. Other South Bay cities, such as Torrance, buy water directly from the MWD. West Basin so far has called for voluntary rationing as officials wait to see whether the MWD adopts a plan next year that would limit its share of water, Paludi said. “If we have another (dry) winter like we had last year, it’s quite possible Met will continue to depend on reserves and they’ll probably have to buy water from farther south of the delta,” Paludi said. And the costs could trickle down to customers. MWD officials earlier this month indicated wholesale rates could rise as much as 10 percent within the next two years, although Paludi said it’s too soon to say whether West Basin’s rates would rise that much. At least for the short term, officials are focused on getting out the word and encouraging voluntary rationing. Although the board has yet to formally adopt the plan, West Basin Assistant General Manager Paul Shoenberger made a stop Tuesday night at the Redondo Beach City Council chambers, where he answered questions and talked about conservation strategies. The Redondo Beach SEA Lab will serve as home to the district’s desalination demonstration project, which some day could lead to a new source of potable water. Board members will likely split up within the next couple months and make similar visits within their elected districts. “We’re hoping for continued vigilance on the part of the public,” said board President Don Dear. “It takes a lot to get the public’s attention, but I think this is a good time to reinforce the message to our cities to save water.” In some cases, cities might learn from neighbors. Redondo Beach Councilman Chris Cagle, who serves on a water policy task force for the Southern California Association of Governments, said he believes the beach city has already made strides by using recycled water for irrigating landscaping and installing low-flow toilets in restrooms, among other initiatives. But Cagle said he was surprised to learn that nearby Inglewood had its street sweepers outfitted to take in water that comes from the Hyperion wastewater treatment plant and is recycled at West Basin’s El Segundo treatment facility. “That’s one idea,” Cagle said. “There’s probably a lot of things like that the city could do.” email@example.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.And as the region’s water supply remains vulnerable, that drumbeat is only expected to grow louder this fall. Within the next few months, the agency that supplies water to cities across the South Bay plans to take the message to city hall, where officials would be briefed on conservation strategies and urged to adopt policies for using recycled water where possible. West Basin Municipal Water District next week will ask its board members to adopt the outreach program – “It’s Time to Get Serious” – and visit each of the cities it serves. The goal is to get city councils to create new programs and update their ordinances – laws that might not have been given much attention since the region’s last drought. Doing so could push more businesses and public agencies to use recycled water for irrigation, or bring more developers to plant drought-resistant landscaping, said Fernando Paludi, the district’s manager of planning and water resources.
With the presidential primary less than three months away, Los Angeles County supervisors will ask California’s secretary of state today to allow the county to use a vote-counting system that has not yet been reviewed by the state. The request – with just 77 days to go before voters head to the polls – comes after vendor Premier Election Solutions failed earlier this year to submit its vote-counting equipment and software quickly enough for a statewide review of election systems. With little time left, Board of Supervisors Chairman Zev Yaroslavsky said the county has to move forward to seek approval to use its existing, county-owned Microcomputer Tally System. But while the county has used that tallying system in the past, it also has not been part of Secretary of State Debra Bowen’s current statewide certification review. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre “We are going to be talking in the days ahead about the kinds of security conditions that will work for (the secretary of state) and will work for us,” Yaroslavsky said. “I think our system is going to be very reliable. I think we are getting too close to the presidential primary and general elections to be testing new equipment anyway. “Even if it was certified tonight, we wouldn’t feel comfortable moving quickly in this kind of election year.” As part of an agreement reached with Los Angeles County earlier this year, Bowen’s office can now impose various security conditions on the use of the county-owned and -developed MTS system to ensure that ballots are counted accurately. “The goal now is to ensure that Los Angeles County has a system it can use and that Los Angeles County’s voters know that the system that is going to be used is accurate and reliable,” said Chief Deputy Secretary of State Evan Goldberg. “That’s what the secretary of state and the Board of Supervisors are beginning to talk about now – what conditions should be imposed on the use of the MTS system to make sure Los Angeles County’s and the secretary of state’s goals are met.” The last-minute maneuver follows an August decision by Bowen to decertify voting systems in 39 counties amid concerns they are vulnerable to hacking. All but Los Angeles County’s InkaVote Plus system were recertified with new security systems in place. Dean Logan, chief deputy in the county Registrar-Recorder’s Office, said Bowen’s office is still reviewing the county’s InkaVote Plus system, which voters in the past have used to ink their ballots at polling locations. At a hearing next week in Sacramento, state officials who reviewed the system will present their findings – which Bowen will then use to decide whether to certify that system and what additional conditions to impose. “We’ve been given every indication that she’s going to recertify that system, probably in the first week of December,” Logan said. Bowen’s office also decertified the county’s Premier Election Solutions electronic touch-screen voting machines, which have been used for the past seven years at 17 locations throughout the county. About 60,000 voters cast their ballots on touch-screen machines in the November 2004 presidential election. Although the county could continue to offer touch-screen voting if it manually recounts all votes cast within 28 days of the election, Logan said that would not be possible logistically. “There is just no physical way to go back and hand-count every one of those voter-verified paper audit trails,” Logan said. “What we are recommending to the board is that we discontinue touch-screen voting, at least until we have an agreement with the secretary of state on modified conditions that would allow us to still use the system, but also provide voters reassurance that the system is secure and accurate.” The county still will continue to provide early, touch-screen polling for blind voters at the Braille Institute in Los Angeles. “We believe we can still offer it there,” he said. “And do a 100 percent recount on that volume of ballots.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2 have exclusive radio rights to the Sky Bet EFL Championship, League One and League Two for the next three seasons.The talkSPORT network will be the only place to hear 110 regular season EFL matches as well as the play-off semi-finals and finals. This is how Sunderland’s season will unfold. (All fixtures subject to change)04/08/2017 19:45 Sunderland v Derby County12/08/2017 15:00 Norwich City v Sunderland15/08/2017 19:45 Sheffield Wednesday v Sunderland19/08/2017 15:00 Sunderland v Leeds United26/08/2017 15:00 Barnsley v Sunderland09/09/2017 15:00 Sunderland v Sheffield United12/09/2017 19:45 Sunderland v Nottingham Forest16/09/2017 15:00 Hull City v Sunderland23/09/2017 15:00 Sunderland v Cardiff City26/09/2017 19:45 Ipswich Town v Sunderland30/09/2017 15:00 Preston North End v Sunderland14/10/2017 15:00 Sunderland v Queens Park Rangers21/10/2017 15:00 Brentford v Sunderland28/10/2017 15:00 Sunderland v Bristol City31/10/2017 19:45 Sunderland v Bolton Wanderers04/11/2017 15:00 Middlesbrough v Sunderland18/11/2017 15:00 Sunderland v Millwall21/11/2017 19:45 Aston Villa v Sunderland25/11/2017 15:00 Burton Albion v Sunderland02/12/2017 15:00 Sunderland v Reading09/12/2017 15:00 Wolverhampton v Sunderland16/12/2017 15:00 Sunderland v Fulham23/12/2017 15:00 Sunderland v Birmingham City26/12/2017 15:00 Sheffield United v Sunderland30/12/2017 15:00 Nottingham Forest v Sunderland01/01/2018 15:00 Sunderland v Barnsley13/01/2018 15:00 Cardiff City v Sunderland20/01/2018 15:00 Sunderland v Hull City27/01/2018 15:00 Birmingham City v Sunderland03/02/2018 15:00 Sunderland v Ipswich Town10/02/2018 15:00 Bristol City v Sunderland17/02/2018 15:00 Sunderland v Brentford20/02/2018 20:00 Bolton Wanderers v Sunderland24/02/2018 15:00 Sunderland v Middlesbrough03/03/2018 15:00 Millwall v Sunderland06/03/2018 19:45 Sunderland v Aston Villa10/03/2018 15:00 Queens Park Rangers v Sunderland17/03/2018 15:00 Sunderland v Preston North End31/03/2018 15:00 Derby County v Sunderland02/04/2018 15:00 Sunderland v Sheffield Wednesday07/04/2018 15:00 Leeds United v Sunderland10/04/2018 19:45 Sunderland v Norwich City14/04/2018 15:00 Reading v Sunderland21/04/2018 15:00 Sunderland v Burton Albion28/04/2018 15:00 Fulham v Sunderland06/05/2018 12:30 Sunderland v Wolverhampton Stadium of Light 1
Portsalon Winter LinksDue to the adverse weather conditions which prevailed on Friday night and Saturday the turnout for the Portsalon Winter Links competition was well down on previous days. The results were as follows; In the net section the winner Odran Mc Gettigan (24) Strabane 24pts Runner Up: Eugene Mc Keever (19) L/K 32ptsThird: Joe Hensey (14) P/S 32ptsI n the gross section the winner was Tim Browne (4) P/S 31 GrossRunner Up Eamon Mc Dermott (4) P/S 28 Gross Third Seamus Clinton (0) P/S 28 Gross The next outing of the Portsalon Winter Links will be staged on Saturday 19th December All members are requested to adhere to their tee times and due to the large numbers participating all are asked to avoid slow play.Christmas HamperOn Sunday 11th of December Portsalon golf club members will contest for the traditional Christmas hamper. The event will be a shot gun start at 11 a.m. sharp and all participants are asked to record their names (four ball) by 6 pm Saturday to enable a draw to take place for tees and a tee off at 11 a.m.This event will be a qualifying event for the golfer of the year and all fairways will be in play on the day.Gaeltacht League Following a short break in activities the Portsalon team under the leadership of club captain Donal Callaghn will travel to play Clougnaneely on Saturday 3rd December and then host Gweedore on Saturday 9th December.EventsOn Saturday 3rd December and Sunday 4th December there will be member’s turkey competitions and on Wednesday 7th December there is gents open stableford competition. Time sheets are in operation for all competitions contact 0749159459 or go online to portsalongolfclub.com. Members should note that the Sunday competition will be staged over 17 holes to facilitate the service for all who lost their lives on the HMS SaldanhaHMS SaldanhaOver the weekend there will a lot of activity around the clubhouse as there will be service for all who lost their lives on the HMS Saldanha which went down in Lough Swilly in December 1811. With the disasters 200 anniversary coming up on 4th December historians will be using x-ray scanners in the area from the 18th tee to the 18th green as many are of the opinion that many of the bodies from the disaster are buried in this location. Details of all the activities in and around Portsalon on Sunday are on the club notice board. All members are welcome to attend the service at 2 p.m Golfer of the yearThe crowning of the prestigious title of golfer of the year is coming up us and the table shows that Patrick Mc Fadden with a three point lead with 21points followed closely by Joe Hensey on 18 points a further four behind is Ciaran Burke on 14 points with Ryan Mc Gettigan and Sam Faulkner on 13 oints and Kevin Mc Gonagle and John Shields 12 pointsResultsThe winner of the Sunday members competition Eamon Mc Dermott (4) 71 nett, 2nd Cathal Canning (8) 72 3RD Joe Hensey (14) 72. GUI FixturesBarton Shield which is scheduled for Rockmount golf club, Portsalon will play local club Rosapenna in the first round.The Irish Junior Cup will be staged at Portsalon on Sunday 27th May. On Sunday 10th June at Rosapenna will be the Mixed Foursomes .The Irish Junior Cup will be staged at Donegal Golf club on 1st July . The qualifying for the Jimmy Bruen will be at Nairn Portnoo on 6th May. The Portsalon Pierce Purcell team will travel to Greencastle on Sunday 13th May. In the Ulster Cup Portsalon will play Silverwood and in the Ulster Fourball Portsalon will play Royal Belfast. Many of the above details may be viewed on the GUI web site.New MembersFree golf at Portsalon golf club is now on its way down to one month as November peters out this will leave your golfing in December free? If you missed the opportunity for this offer! don’t be disappointed, you can still avail of December free in this special golfing offer for new members who join Portsalon Golf Club. All you have to do is make your application pay your fees for 2012 and get November and December 2011 free. For further information please contact 074 9159459.Christmas PartyThe Portsalon Christmas party will be held on Friday 16th December. For further details contact Sean Mc Gettigan.Gift VouchersFancy something special for that special person in your life, why not purchase a Portsalon Golf Club Gift Voucher. It’s the ideal gift for birthdays, Christmas or just to say thanks. For further details contact 074 9159459.Drop OffOver the past few weeks members and visitors have been requested to drop off the 2nd, 7th and 9th fairways. As a result the fairways on the selected holes are improving. The fairways will be clearly identified. Please ensure that you drop off on either side of the fairway.PlacingAll members and visitors should note that six inch placing on all fairways only is in operation at Portsalon Golf Club.On Line BookingMembers and visitors to Portsalon Golf Club should note that on line booking is now available for all competitions at Portsalon at the flick of a button go to portsalongolfclub.comDivot BagsMembers and visitors please note that divot bags are now available on entry to the first tee box. 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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has told the club’s official website he signed Steven Caulker based on his aerial ability.The QPR centre-back has moved to Anfield on loan for the rest of the campaign to cover for a string of injuries Liverpool have suffered in defence.Caulker had been on a season-long loan deal at Southampton, but this was scrapped after he failed to establish himself in the Saints’ first team and to enable him to join the Reds.Klopp said Liverpool’s high-tempo pressing game required someone to win headers, which is why he targeted Caulker.He said: “We want to press the opponents so they have to play long balls. If they play long balls, you need the people in the last line who can help you win headers. We found it with Steven Caulker.“We are absolutely convinced that Steve is the best solution for us so I’m looking forward to working with him.”Sunderland showed an interest before Liverpool – who faced a central-defensive crisis after injuries to Martin Skrtel, Dejan Lovren and Mamadou Sakho – made an approach for the 24-year-old.Caulker, who has one England cap, hoped for a move to Liverpool before he eventually joined QPR from Cardiff City for £8m in 2014.The Merseyside club were linked with him but did not show a significant interest before the Feltham-born Caulker settled for a return to west London.See also:QPR bank £1.5m as Caulker joins SaintsFans on Twitter react to Caulker’s loan move to SouthamptonSunderland interested in QPR defender CaulkerEight players QPR will offload if a deal can be doneFans on Twitter react to Caulker’s Liverpool moveQPR’s Caulker secures move to LiverpoolFans on Twitter react to Caulker’s strange debut against ArsenalFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
People wearing a cast right now may not feel comfortable, but should be thankful it’s hard to break a bone. Scientists at Max Planck Institute discovered “a novel construction principle at the nanoscale which prevents bones from breaking at excessive force,” making them “nearly unbreakable.” Because of the way the rigid components of bone tissue are arranged in a hierarchical structure, the ability for bones to deform and absorb strain far exceeds the ability of the components themselves. There was no mention of evolution in the press release, but there was mention of “natural design principles.” The scientists also thought bone design could be utilized by engineers:The natural design principles quantitatively observed here in bone – hierarchical deformation, matrix sensitivity, and nanoscale strengthening – may provide guidelines for the development of bio-inspired and new nanocomposite materials as well. Furthermore it may help bone biologists to understand how a molecular level change can cause whole bones to become more prone to fracture in diseases like osteoporosis.The press release is based on a paper by Gupta et al in PNAS,1 “Cooperative deformation of mineral and collagen in bone at the nanoscale.” There was no mention of evolution there, either. They ended,We believe that the effective load sharing mechanism between mineral and collagen may result in damage shielding, which prevents the fibrils from being exposed to excessive strains. The hierarchy of deformation mechanisms observed in bone may guide us in designing new strong nanocomposite materials.1Gupta et al, “Cooperative deformation of mineral and collagen in bone at the nanoscale” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 10.1073/pnas.0604237103, published online before print November 9, 2006.“Natural design principles.” Interesting phrase. It has the D word, but is nondescript enough to avoid tripping red alarms on the NCSE radar. Maybe they need to tighten their algorithms. If a paper mentions design but not evolution, alert the ACLU. The theory of intelligent design states that certain features of the natural world are best explained as the result of intelligent causes, rather than as the result of undirected natural causes. How could you get a hierarchically arranged system by undirected natural causes? Suppose there was deformation at the nanoscale, but not at the millimeter or centimeter scale. Bones would not be nearly as resistant to breakage. How many fish and amphibians had to die of broken bones before all the levels of the hierarchy arrived independently at their own optimum design principle? Remember, evolution does not allow for coordinated effects toward a common design goal. Do an experiment: try the Random Mutation Generator simultaneously at the letter, word, sentence, paragraph, page and chapter levels independently, and see if you get a meaningful book. This article illustrates again that science would get on just fine without Darwinism. The authors had no need of that hypothesis. They would have done the same experiments with the same equipment, drawn the same charts and graphs, and reached the same conclusions had they been working explicitly on the basis of intelligent design. Tacking on a Darwinian tale about how bones got this way would have been useless and pointless – a mere wishbone. Thinking “design” at the outset, by contrast, would have motivated them to expect to see design, and to find it. Furthermore, it would have stimulated even more interest in imitating the design. So we’ve got a bone to pick with the Darwin Party. The strain of accumulating facts has deformed your theory beyond the breaking point, leaving it limp and lame. Intelligent design is the biology and biophysics of the 21st century. No dead-Charlie bones about it.(Visited 9 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Neither of these moves are a first for the streaming music industry. Microsoft-powered Zune is already on Xboxes and therefore in the living room, Pandora is seemingly everywhere – including vehicles equipped with Ford SYNC, and several Internet-connected TVs, Blu-ray players, DVRs and other home media center boxes ship with built-in app stores where Pandora, Last.fm and those like them are already present. Plus, let’s not forget the powerhouses: Apple TV and its competitor Google TV, which is set to launch its own Google Music service this year, something it would likely integrate into its TV product.However, the difference between many of the streaming music services – those also called “streaming radio” services – and what MOG and Rdio provide is that the former play radio-like “stations” based on an artist or genre of music you like, while the latter offer subscription-based music where you can download songs, manage playlists and play any tune on demand at any time. MOG and Rdio aren’t all that different from the most recent incarnation of Napster, for example, the once illegal file-sharing network turned legitimate business, but neither have the clout of the Napster brand name (good or bad as that may be). They do have millions of songs, though, thanks to partnerships with the major labels.In an increasingly untethered world, mobile music is being delivered on demand, over-the-air, “all you can eat” style, not via downloads that take up physical space on a device…or worse, downloads that must be synced from a desktop to a phone by way of a USB cable.Both services fill the void the long-rumored “cloud iTunes” may one day offer. But that day has still not arrived, leaving those that want to pay for streaming music via subscription no choice but to look outside Apple’s ecosystem.So What’s New? A MOG Toolkit for ManufacturersAt the Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2011), MOG has launched something called MOG Fusion, a program that includes all the necessary tools for consumer electronics or auto manufacturers to integrate MOG into their devices or cars. Fusion includes five core APIs (application programming interfaces) which provide access to MOG’s functions and features like playback, search, history, playlists, preferences and more. Tags:#web sarah perez Two notable paid subscription streaming music services have announced partnerships and programs aimed at expanding their offerings beyond the desktop and mobile platforms where they currently reside. MOG, an on-demand service providing around 10 million songs for $10/month, has launched its MOG Fusion program, a manufacturer-focused toolkit for integrating MOG into consumer electronics and automobiles.Rdio, a similarly priced service, but one that’s more social-networking focused, has partnered with Sonos, makers of music systems for the home, to bring Rdio to the living room and elsewhere around the house.Subscription is the New Black A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… While maybe not as exciting as a program that aims to put music everywhere, Sonos is a household name whose products are sold in 65 countries (6,200 retailers) worldwide – that’s a big market for Rdio to tap into.We expect both MOG and Rdio, two of the best choices for U.S. users who don’t have access to the uber-popular, European-based Spotify, to become increasingly competitive in 2011, especially as the Android market grows, where iTunes is not a factor. However, the service is not wide open – interested suppliers and manufacturers must first contact MOG for access to these tool. Once accepted, they’ll have access to the APIs, documentation and the other necessary info to port MOG to their products. MOG’s launch partner in Fusion is Visteon, a global automotive supplier.Rdio & Sonos Stream Music in Your HomeRdio, the company started by Skype founders Niklas Zennstrom and Janus Friis, has partnered with home music system maker Sonos to bring its service to the Sonos Multi-Room Music System, which already has partnerships in place with other music services, like European (and apparently, never to be stateside) service Spotify, plus Last.fm, Pandora, Napster and others. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market
Los Angeles, May 17 (PTI) Singer-actress Barbra Streisand is all set to return to the stage with brand new tour dates and album “Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway”.Her tour will begin from August 2 in Los Angeles and end one month later in Toronto.”Encore” will be released after the tour ends, said the Entertainment Weekly.Streisand, 74, will sing career hits as well as songs from Encore in her tour.It follows Streisands 2014 album “Partners”, and will feature duets with some of “Hollywoods biggest stars to sing Broadway classics.”This will be her third Broadway-focused album, following 1985s “The Broadway Album” and 1994s “Back to Broadway”. PTI BK CK