Penn & Teller Pull a Rabbit Out of a Hat (and Then Some)

first_img Related Shows View Comments The legendary magic duo Penn and Teller stopped by The Tonight Show on August 4 to share some laughs and illusions with Jimmy Fallon. The two conclude their Broadway stint at the Marquis Theatre on August 16, and according to Penn Jillette, Las Vegas is more than ready to have them back: “When they name the theater after you and paint your picture 300 feet tall on the side of the hotel, and you tell them you want to go to a different place and do a show for a while, they get angry.” The two then proceeded to pull a bunny out of a hat. Sure, it’s cliché, but with these two, you should already know to expect the unexpected. Check it out below! Penn & Teller Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 16, 2015last_img read more


Petrobras output in August drops due to maintenance

first_imgBrazil’s oil company Petrobras has reported that its total production of oil and gas, including natural gas liquids (NGL), in August 2018 was 2.47 million barrels of oil equivalent per day (boed), a decrease when compared to July.FPSO Cidade de Campos dos Goytacazes / Photo by José Augusto Alves/Agência PetrobrasPetrobras said that, of the 2.47 million boed produced in August, 2.35 million boed were produced in Brazil while 116 thousand boed were produced abroad.The production in August is a decrease compared to July 2018 when the company produced 2.60 million boed.Total production operated by the company (Petrobras and partners’ share) was 3.15 million boed, with 2.99 million boed in Brazil.The company added that reduced production was mainly due to scheduled stoppages for maintenance on the FPSO Cidade de Angra dos Reis and FPSO Cidade de Maricá, both located in the Lula field in the pre-salt of Santos Basin.Production was also influenced by maintenance stoppages on the P-25 and P-31 platforms located in the Albacora field in the post-salt of Campos Basin and the continuation of the Mexilhão platform stoppage.Petrobras said that it maintained its commitment to the production target disclosed in the Business and Management Plan 2018-2022, considering the ramp-up production of the platforms that have already started operation this year like the P-74 in the Búzios field, and FPSO Cidade de Campos in the Tartaruga Verde e Mestiça field as well as the beginning of the production of new systems planned for the fourth quarter of 2018.last_img read more


ITF Urges Sri Lanka to Release Detained Ukrainian Captain

first_imgThe International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has called on the Sri Lankan government to release a Ukrainian seafarer who has been detained in Sri Lanka since 2016.Captain Gennadiy Gavrylov has been prevented from leaving Sri Lanka since his arrest on June 23, 2016, in connection with the police investigation relating to the Sri Lanka-flagged offshore support vessel Avant Garde.The Avant Garde was engaged in maritime security and piracy prevention and firearms and ammunition stores were kept on board for the purpose of this role, according to the ITF.In October 2015, the vessel was awaiting clearance to enter port anchored outside Sri Lankan waters on the orders of the company, when it was seized by the country’s authorities and forced to enter its waters. Captain Gavrylov was arrested in relation to illegal importation of arms.“For over three years, Gennadiy Gavrylov has been stranded in Sri Lanka desperate to go home, while Sri Lankan authorities refuse to grant him permission to leave the country,” Stephen Cotton, ITF general secretary, said.“International law is clear on the rights of individuals who are subject to detention by state authorities, if any person is arrested or detained on a criminal charge, they should be permitted to stand trial or be released within a reasonable time,” Cotton added.“Taking into account the circumstances surrounding Captain Gavrylov’s arrest, and taking into consideration his current ill health and the long time he has already spent in detention without charge, we implore the Sri Lankan government to intervene and allow Captain Gavrylov to go home,” concluded Cotton.last_img read more


Construction Set To Start On Interstate 74

first_imgConstruction signs are going up along Interstate 74 in Decatur County in advance of a project to repair and resurface nearly nine miles of roadway between S.R. 3 at Greensburg and the Shelby County line.Milestone, the state’s contractor, plans to start filling potholes on April 15 as part of a $3.8 million Indiana Department of Transportation project.Repair operations will begin in full force on Monday, April 28. Crews have been scheduled to work at numerous sites along the westbound lanes of I-74 placing asphalt patches. At the same time, road crews will be in the eastbound lanes saw-cutting the pavement and pouring concrete patches.Motorists will encounter orange construction barrels in westbound lanes at worksites. Concrete barrier wall will restrict traffic to one-lane along road work in the eastbound lane.This HMA Overlay W/Concrete Pavement Restoration project requires extensive patching before milling and paving operations can begin.Once patching operations have concluded, two inches of the I-74 pavement surface will be milled away and replaced with a fresh, smooth lift of asphalt.Work is expected to continue through July.last_img read more