The King and I Starts Preview Performances on Broadway

first_img The King and I Certainly cause to whistle a happy tune! The Broadway revival of The King and I begins performances at Lincoln Center’s Vivian Beaumont Theatre on March 12. The Bartlett Sher production stars Ken Watanabe and five-time Tony nominee Kelli O’Hara. Opening night for the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein tuner is scheduled for April 16.The King and I is set in 1860’s Bangkok and tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam (Watanabe) and Anna Leonowens (O’Hara), a British schoolteacher, whom the imperious King brings to Siam to tutor his many wives and children. The musical’s score includes Getting To Know You, Hello Young Lovers, Shall We Dance, I Have Dreamed and Something Wonderful.In addition to O’Hara and Watanabe, the (ginormous) cast includes Ruthie Ann Miles as Lady Thiang, Conrad Ricamora as Lun Tha, Ashley Park as Tuptim, Edward Baker-Duly as Sir Edward Ramsey, Jon Viktor Corpuz as Prince Chulalongkom, Murphy Guyer as Captain Orton, Jake Lucas as Louis, Paul Nakauchi as Kralahome and Marc Oka as Phra Alack.The show first opened on Broadway on March 21, 1951 and earned five Tony Awards including Best Musical. The tuner has received three Broadway revivals, most recently in 1996 with a production starring Donna Murphy and Lou Diamond Phillips. Related Shows Ken Watanabe Star Files Show Closed This production ended its run on June 26, 2016 View Commentslast_img read more

UGA Ag Forecast

first_imgThe Georgia Ag Forecast seminar series will be held Jan. 30 through Feb. 7 at six sites across the state. University of Georgia agricultural economists will present insights into the latest market and regulatory conditions for the state’s largest industry — agriculture.Hosted by the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, the 2018 seminar series will be held in Athens, Bainbridge, Cartersville, Lyons, Macon and Tifton, Georgia. Registration for the series is now open at georgiaagforecast.com.More than 1,000 producers, agribusiness representatives and community leaders attended the seminars in 2017.“The main objective of the Ag Forecast seminar series is to provide Georgia’s producers and agribusiness leaders with information on where we think the industry is headed in the upcoming year,” said Kent Wolfe, director of the UGA Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development. “It helps producers plan for the next year, but it’s also good for bankers and others who have businesses involved in agriculture or who will be impacted by the farm economy.”Economists from the center and from the college’s department of agricultural and applied economics will deliver the economic outlook, which will focus on Georgia’s major commodities and the way that global markets, weather patterns and historical trends will affect them.In addition to the economic outlook for 2018, attendees in Bainbridge, Lyons, Macon and Tifton will hear from Bob Redding of the Redding Firm in Washington, D.C. Redding will discuss major themes that may be addressed in the 2018 farm bill and moderate a discussion on the bill.Attendees in Athens and Cartersville will hear from Matt Hauer of the UGA Carl Vinson Institute of Government Applied Demography Program. This program provides state and local leaders with current demographic data and detailed population projections that enable Georgia leaders to more effectively address issues and plan for the future. In 2017, Hauer worked with the Georgia House of Representatives Rural Development Council to provide the demographic data they needed to make recommendations for potential legislation.The 2018 Georgia Ag Forecast sessions will be held on the following dates at the following locations: Tuesday, Jan. 30: Lyons, Georgia – Toombs County Agri-CenterThursday, Feb. 1: Bainbridge, Georgia – Decatur County Agricultural CenterFriday, Feb. 2: Tifton, Georgia – Tifton Campus Conference CenterMonday, Feb. 5: Macon, Georgia – Georgia Farm Bureau BuildingTuesday, Feb. 6: Cartersville, Georgia – Clarence Brown Conference CenterWednesday, Feb. 7: Athens, Georgia – The Classic CenterIndividual seats are $35 per person and a table of eight is $240. All seminars begin at 9 a.m. and are followed by a networking lunch, except for the Tifton event which will open with a 7 a.m. breakfast, followed by the seminar.The Georgia Ag Forecast seminar series is supported by the Georgia Department of Agriculture and Georgia Center of Innovation for Agribusiness.For more information on the 2018 Georgia Ag Forecast series, visit georgiaagforecast.com or search for #gaagforecast on social media.last_img read more

$35,000 available for projects to benefit Vermonters with developmental disabilities

first_img$35,000 in funding is available through the fall award competition launched bythe Vermont Developmental Disabilities Council. VTDDC welcomes applicationsto improve the lives of Vermonters with developmental disabilities and theirfamilies by creating opportunities in their communities. Project grant awards willrange from $2,000 to $10,000 in three categories: Advocacy in Action Projects;disABILITY Awareness Media Projects; and Community Support Model Projects.Community based groups are encouraged to apply. The deadline is November12, 2009. For more information, Requests for Proposals and Applicationmaterials check the VTDDC web-site at www.ddc.vermont.gov;(link is external) [email protected](link sends e-mail) or call toll free in VT 888-317-2006.Past projects have included the films Bill’s Bill about the history of specialeducation in VT and The Apartment, about a unique community-based learningprogram in Central VT for young adults, and We Can, that brings togetherlegislators and people with developmental disabilities to share achievements andconcerns.VTDDC also welcomes applications for membership and has funding year-roundfor individuals with developmental disabilities and family members to attendconferences and trainings, as well as small grants for innovative projects.VTDDC is a state-wide Board, and sixty percent of its members are people withdevelopmental disabilities or family members appointed by the Governor.VTDDC’s mission is to facilitate connections and to promote supports that bringpeople with developmental disabilities into the heart of Vermont communities.VTDDC uses its federal funds to support activities to increase the availability ofindividual and family-centered supports; to promote independence, self-determinationand community inclusion; and to advocate for and increase publicawareness about issues affecting people with disabilities and their families. Contact: Jeff CoyVermont Developmental Disabilities CouncilPhone 802-241-2392E-mail [email protected](link sends e-mail)last_img read more

Nassau Pols OK Coliseum Redevelopment Plan

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A rendering of what Forest City Ratner’s redeveloped arena would look like at Nassau Coliseum site.The Nassau County Legislature unanimously approved Monday a 34-year lease with developer Forest City Ratner, paving the way for a $229 million renovation of Nassau Coliseum planned to start in 2015.All 19 lawmakers on the panel authorized the measure by jointly shouting “yes,” capping three hours of deliberations from Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano and the firm he tapped last month to redevelop the 77-acre Uniondale property.“This is a historic day in Nassau County,” Mangano said during a press conference afterward where he was joined by the entire Legislature. “If there was every a day to come together, today was that day.”“I cannot wait to get started,” beamed Bruce Ratner, head of the development firm. “This was a long hard journey.”The vote marked a rare moment of election-year bipartisanship for the dysfunctional legislature that Republicans control with a 10-9 majority. It also could mean a promising future for the 40-year-old arena that has been the site of many ambitious, but failed proposals over the years.Among the biggest perks is that the project will be privately financed as opposed to Mangano’s 2011 failed referendum seeking $400 million in taxpayer borrowing as a last ditch effort to keep the New York Islanders from moving. Team owner Charles Wang, who himself failed to redevelop the property into a mini-city, announced last year the Islanders will move to Ratner’s new Barclays Center in Brooklyn when the team’s coliseum lease is up in 2015.Nassau Entertainment Center, as the Forest City subsidiary that will redevelop the coliseum is called, will be able to start construction starting Aug. 1, 2015—the day after the current lease expires with the Islanders and SMG, the arena’s management company.Mangano said he expects the renovations to the coliseum, which would reduce the number of seats from more than 16,000 to about 13,000, would be ready for the public when it reopens by 2016. It’s expected to create 1,500 union construction jobs and 2,700 permanent jobs, with priority going to current coliseum employees and local residents.“We want this become iconic,” Ratner told the legislature. “We want this to become world famous.”-With Rashed Mianlast_img read more

The CUInsight Experience podcast: Deepthi Dommaraju – Listen, learn and lead (#55)

first_imgWelcome to episode 55 of The CUInsight Experience podcast with your host Randy Smith, co-founder of CUInsight.com. This episode is brought to you by our friends at CO-OP Financial Services. CO-OP is your trusted payments processing partner whose mission is to drive the credit union movement forward.In this episode, Randy is speaking with Deepthi Dommaraju. She is the Vice President of Data Analysis at Trellance, which offers data analytics solutions to help credit unions revolutionize the products and experience they provide to their members. They talk about data analytics, women in tech, and of all things what she has learned from restaurant ownership.They discuss her team, the inspiration for taking the position with Trellance, and how the inspiration has changed over the years. She believes that jumping to conclusions too quickly is a mistake that new leaders make and that you should always leave emotions out of business decisions. Deepthi speaks about her mentors, why she chooses to mentor today, and what she does to wind down. Can you say Bollywood dance. Listen in and hear from a woman that leads in the technology field. She is very knowledgeable in many industries and has a lot of wisdom to share. This is an episode that needs to be heard, and one you don’t want to miss. Enjoy!Subscribe on: Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, StitcherBooks mentioned on The CUInsight Experience podcast: Book ListHow to find Deepthi:Deepthi Dommaraju, VP of Data Analysis at [email protected] | Blog Show notes from this episode:Shout-out: To our friends at CO-OP Financial Services, our first sponsor of The CUInsight Experience podcast.Check out everything going on at Trellance. They are doing some cool stuff to help credit unions.Shout-out: Shelly-Ann Wilson HenryShout-out: To our friends at CUNA and the NCUA for their work on DEI.Shout-out: Jill NowackiA great article from Trellance on data: Data Management Framework – 7 essential componentsAlso check out the Vendor Evaluation Services from Trellance here.Shout-out: Robbie and Stu YoungBook mentioned: Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time by Jeff SutherlandShout-out: Mollie BellTrellance acquired OnApproach early in 2019. Read about it here.Shout-out: To our friends at ACCOSCA and George OmbadoBook mentioned: Start With Why by Simon SinekBook mentioned: Emotional Intelligence 2.0 by Travis BradberryPrevious guests mentioned in this episode: Jill Nowacki (episodes 4, 18 & 37), Mollie Bell, George OmbadoYou can find all past episodes of The CUInsight Experience here. In This Episode:[01:30] – Deepthi welcome to the show![02:22] – She discusses the challenges she has seen for women in tech.[03:30] – Was it intentional for women to hold more tech positions in your company?[04:50] – What is your advice for women who want to lead a team as you do?[05:16] – Deepthi talks about credit unions and the strategies they follow when it comes to data.[06:17] – Trellance is helping show credit unions what to use the data they collect for.[06:48] – What are some ways credit unions can use this data?[08:12] – She believes that credit unions need to be prepared to change at a pace to keep up with everyone else.[08:49] – Do you see this as an opportunity for credit unions?[09:56] – Deepthi speaks about being a Scrum master and describes what that is.[12:15] – Randy asks about the restaurant she owned and what type it was.[13:13] – What will you be the proudest that your team has accomplished if we sit down and talk a year from now?[14:31] – Deepthi tells us what the inspiration for taking the VP of Portfolio Management with Trellance was.[16:14] – How has the inspiration changed over the years?[17:20] – Her leadership style is dependent on the situation she is in. She changes to what she is dealing with.[18:34] – I am not your boss –  is something her team hears her say all the time.[19:43] – How have you cultivated the ability to make tough decisions when you have to?[21:05] – Deepthi speaks about the common myths she has been told as a leader.[21:48] – Jumping to conclusions too quickly is what she sees leaders do today.[22:48] – Keep your emotions out of decisions is advice she was given that she keeps today.[23:30] – What is your stress buster? What do you do to relieve stress?[24:26] – She talks about having mentors in her career and how she tries to mentor now.[26:15] – What do you do to recharge when you have a day off?[26:47] – She discusses high school and what kind of student she was.[27:23] – She dreamed of being an FBI officer when she was young.[28:44] – Is there an APP that you must have to get by day to day?[29:27] – What is your favorite album of all time?[29:55] – What book have you gifted many times over the years?[30:28] – Work-life balance has become more important and small petty things have become less important.[31:21] – When she hears the word success her mom and dad are the first people that come to mind.[32:11] – What did your mom do when you were growing up?[32:36] – Deepthi gives her final thoughts. 11SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Randall Smith Randall Smith is the co-founder of CUInsight.com, the host of The CUInsight Experience podcast, and a bit of a wanderlust.As one of the co-founders of CUInsight.com he … Web: www.CUInsight.com Detailslast_img read more

Cause still sought in 42-state Salmonella outbreak

first_img Media reports have mentioned 51 cases in California, 50 in Ohio, and 20 in Michigan. “We’re not in emergency status with this,” Russell said. As for the source, she added, “We don’t know what it is yet. It would be very premature to indicate that it’s chicken or anything else.” Jan 8, 2009 (CIDRAP News) – A Salmonella outbreak that was first publicized this week has expanded to 388 cases in 42 states, but the cause remains unknown, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said today. Of 30 cases identified in Minnesota, 11 patients were hospitalized, and 10 patients were in nursing homes, said Doug Schultz, a spokesman for the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) in St. Paul. The CDC said it is collaborating with health officials from many states, the US Department of Agriculture, and the Food and Drug Administration to investigate the outbreak. See also: “We had one death that may be associated with the outbreak,” Schultz added. The patient was a woman in her 70s who had “many other health conditions, so we don’t know to what extent the Salmonella infection contributed” to her death, he said. An online newspaper report yesterday that said the CDC had activated its emergency network to investigate the outbreak was incorrect, CDC spokeswoman Lola Russell told CIDRAP News today. She also said a report that chicken was suspected as the source of the outbreak was wrong. Most people infected with Salmonella start experiencing diarrhea, fever, and cramps between 12 and 72 hours afterward and remain sick for 4 to 7 days, according to the CDC. Most recover without treatment, but severe cases can occur in infants, the elderly, and people with weakened immunity. News reports yesterday put the outbreak, involving Salmonella enterica serotype Typhimurium, at 336 cases in 34 states. The outbreak appears to be the largest Salmonella eruption since the Salmonella Saintpaul episode of last spring and summer, which involved more than 1,400 cases in 43 states. Tomatoes were initially suspected as the cause, but investigators eventually determined that hot peppers from Mexico were to blame. In an online statement posted this afternoon, the CDC said that, on the basis of 372 patients with available information, illnesses began between Sep 3 and Dec 29, with most of them starting after Oct 1. Patients range in age from younger than 1 year to 103 years. Of patients for whom information was available, 18% were hospitalized. The CDC did not give a list of affected states. CDC outbreak updatehttp://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/typh0109/010809.htmllast_img read more

Wolf Administration Continues to Address PFAS Contamination, Announces First Round of Statewide Sampling Results

first_img December 05, 2019 Wolf Administration Continues to Address PFAS Contamination, Announces First Round of Statewide Sampling Results Environment,  Press Release,  Public Health As a result of Governor Tom Wolf’s executive order to address Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in drinking water, the Wolf Administration today provided an update on the actions taken on this emerging environmental issue and released the results of the first round of drinking water samples. The results do not indicate widespread PFAS contamination.“Pennsylvanians have a right to know that their drinking water is safe. As we and other states examine the presence of PFAS in our environment, my administration is committed to addressing the growing concern about whether these compounds are in our public water systems,” said Gov. Wolf. “Tackling PFAS requires ongoing efforts by multiple agencies and I vow to provide the resources needed and protect the public, despite inaction from the federal government. I will continue to make it a top priority, and I urge the White House and Congress to do the same.”In September 2018, the governor signed an Executive Order establishing the PFAS Action Team, moving Pennsylvania to the forefront of states taking proactive steps to address PFAS and other contaminants.Led by the Action Team, the administration has taken steps to identify and address contamination and establish a cleanup plan that will result in every Pennsylvanian having water free from PFAS contamination including:Beginning the process of setting a Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) for PFAS after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) did not commit to doing so in February 2019. This will mark the first time that the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has set an MCL rather than adopting standards set by the federal government, as it has with all other regulated drinking water contaminants.Hiring toxicologists to move forward with setting a state limit for PFAS in drinking water.Taking steps to address remediation of the chemicals by working to change groundwater and soil remediation standards for three PFAS compounds.Taking steps to assist communities and private well owners if PFAS contamination above the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Health Advisory Level (HAL) 70 parts per trillion (ppt).Developing uniform, science-based operating procedures to guide the identification and assessment of commercial and industrial properties that have contaminated private and/or public drinking water sources.Approving more than $20 million in grants to address PFAS groundwater contamination.Testing all water supplies to Pennsylvania Army National Guard facilities and state-owned homes for veterans for PFAS. While all sample results returned with non-detectable levels of PFAS, the water wells will continue to be monitored.Taking steps at the Horsham Air Guard Station to ensure adequate treatment of affected public drinking water supplies to the nearby Horsham Township in Montgomery County and Warminster and Warrington townships in Bucks County.The statewide sampling plan began in June and is expected to take a year to complete. DEP collected the samples and an accredited laboratory is conducting testing for six PFAS chemicals: PFOS, PFOA, Perfluorononanoic acid (PFNA), Perfluorohexane sulfonate (PFHxS), Perfluoroheptanoic acid (PFHpA), and Perfluorobutane sulfonate (PFBS).DEP has identified 493 public water system sources as potential sampling sites because they meet the criterion of being located within a half mile of a potential source of PFAS contamination, such as military bases, fire training sites, landfills, and manufacturing facilities. Of those, DEP will test approximately 360 sources. DEP will also test around 40 sources that are not located within a half mile of a potential source of PFAS contamination to establish a baseline.“Because PFAS are so pervasive in our environment and the public health impact is still emerging, we must examine the incidence and prevalence of these chemical compounds in Pennsylvania and take the unprecedented step of setting a MCL — a first for our state,” said DEP Secretary Patrick McDonnell. “The statewide sampling plan of the state’s public water systems is a critical step toward achieving that goal.”In the first round of sampling conducted by DEP, just one of 96 sampled sites tested above the federal EPA HAL of 70 ppt for the combined concentrations of two PFAS chemicals, Perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) and Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA). The site, State of the Art Inc. in Benner Township, Centre County, had a combined sample result for PFOS and PFOA of 114 ppt. The private business is regulated by DEP as a non-transient non-community public water system, meaning that the water supply is not regularly served to the public, but is available to workers at the facility. The facility and DEP are working cooperatively to address the issue while a formal agreement on corrective actions is in discussion. State of the Art Inc. has been providing bottled water to employees since some time prior to the findings, for reasons unrelated to PFAS.PFAS was not detected in two-thirds of the sites sampled and the results of the other third were well below the EPA’s HAL.These and further actions and recommendations can be found in a new report released by the administration’s PFAS Action Team.View a copy of the PFAS Action Team Initial Report.View the first-round results of DEP’s statewide sampling plan.View information on PFAS in Pennsylvania.center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

CGG Delivers Dunquin PSTM Data in Ireland

first_imgCGG has completed the Pre-Stack Time Migration (PSTM) of its 2,500 sqkm Dunquin multi-client survey acquired in Block 44 of the Porcupine Basin, west of Ireland. Dunquin is the latest in a series of multi-client surveys that CGG has recently been acquiring in the area, totaling 10,500 sq km of 3D and around 2,000 km of long-offset 2D broadband data.PSDM products for its 2016 Galway and Cairenn surveys were delivered last year.Similar to CGG’s Galway and Caireen surveys, the Dunquin data will be processed through advanced velocity modeling and depth imaging, following industry funding. Initial FWI results have revealed important details of the carbonate reservoir that forms the Dunquin structure.Luc Schlumberger, EVP, Multi-Client & New Ventures, CGG, said: “Our new Dunquin data set adds to our high-quality coverage west of Ireland, shedding new light on the characteristics of known and undrilled structures. It will enhance industry understanding of potential areas of interest in this still unexplored region.”last_img read more

Third geothermal test wells proves to be promising

first_img Share Tweet Test wells in Wotten WavenOfficials of the Geothermal Energy Project in the Roseau Valley have recorded positive developments in the ongoing exploratory phase of the project.On Wednesday the third well located in Wotten Waven was officially tested.Will Osborne of the geothermal resource group told GIS news that this morning’s exercise proved rewarding for engineers.“This is a WW1, excellent result; it looks very strong so far… The potential I would guess is about a couple of megawatts at least but it’s only partially open. This is just a small diameter test well so for a smaller well, this is a very good result.”Alexis George of the Geothermal Energy Project spoke with GIS news on Wednesday morning about the exercise and what it could mean for Dominica’s energy production pursuits.“The well looks very good so far, we still have to determine how much energy it has but so far it’s very good… This was a good decision that they actually took to go ahead with the exploration. It’s been a number of years that we’ve been speaking about geothermal energy. Finally we got the chance to do the testing and prove the resource so now it’s nothing but a positive outlook for the geothermal energy project in Dominica.”George explained what’s next for the island’s geothermal energy project.“Next we will be compiling all the results from the three wells. [We will] then find out the size of the reservoir, the quality to see how much mega watts we can generate from the reservoir and then we’ll be looking at a small power plant possibly…”Government Information Service Sharing is caring! LocalNews Third geothermal test wells proves to be promising by: – July 2, 2012center_img 30 Views   2 comments Share Sharelast_img read more

La Liga: Atletico confirm COVID-19 testing date ahead of return

first_img Promoted ContentWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?12 Iconic Actors Whose Careers Were Stunted By A Single MovieCrazy Expensive Things That Taylor Swift Owns5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Top 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street Art5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better The Spanish government has confirmed a relaxation of certain coronavirus lock down measures in recent days, with the Phase 0 of the return to normality beginning from May 4.Advertisement All La Liga clubs will receive a health authority inspection of their training facilities this week, with the majority then testing players. According to reports from Diario AS, Los Rojiblancos are expected to receive their results within 48 hours from testing via the CSD. The club could then return to individual training from May 8, but they are likely to allow players and staff to take the weekend off, and restart on May 11. Read Also: Neymar open to 50% wage cut to quit PSG for BarcelonaThis will form part of returning schedule for La Liga clubs, with small group and full training following in the coming weeks.La Liga remains suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic, with potential resumption dates pencilled in for May and early June.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Loading… Atletico Madrid’s staff and players will undergo testing for coronavirus on May 6, ahead of a potential return to training. The club will test all members of their first team squad, before giving the green light for training to begin from May 8.last_img read more