Found Begins Performances Off-Broadway

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Nov. 9, 2014 View Comments Related Shows Additional cast members include Christina Anthony, Andrew Call, Orville Mendoza, Molly Pope and Sandy Rustin. Directed by Overtree, the tuner is based on the Found books and magazines by Davy Rothbart. It explores the surprising and eccentric discarded notes and letters that have been found in the real world by everyday people. The show follows Davy (Blaemire) and his two best friends who find themselves on a wild, comedic journey after he finds a revealing note on his windshield meant for someone else. Previews begin for the world premiere of Found on September 18 at the Linda Gross Theater off-Broadway. Starring Nick Blaemire, Barrett Wilbert Weed, Daniel Everidge, Betsy Morgan and Danny Pudi, the new musical features a book by Hunter Bell and Lee Overtree and a score by Eli Bolin. The Atlantic Theater Company production will officially open on October 14 and run through November 9. Foundlast_img read more

Nitrogen Applications

first_imgCorn and cotton share an essential attribute: They need just the right amount of nitrogen to generate high yields.Low dosages can result in stunted plants or yellow, lower leaves, which is very common in corn. “There’s a lot of emphasis on corn with nitrogen now, making sure it has enough nitrogen all throughout the growing season,” said Glen Harris, a soils and fertility agronomist with the University of Georgia Tifton campus. “Most growers that shoot for high yields will tell you they never want to see those lower leaves turn yellow. If some of those turn yellow, then it’s probably a loss of yield potential.”Too much nitrogen, however, could result in the nutrient being leached away later in the planting season. Typically, corn and cotton need two applications of nitrogen, once at planting and the other during side-dressing (between first square and first bloom). Too much nitrogen at planting time could lead to a deficiency of the essential nutrient later in the planting season because of leaching. Too much nitrogen up front can also result in cotton growing too fast.“With cotton, it’ll keep wanting to grow vegetatively and not reproductively or put bolls on,” Harris said. “Corn, technically, it could cause lodging. You could cause some imbalances with other nutrients. For example, we like to put 10 pounds of sulfur on, and that’s fine, but if you put a lot of nitrogen on, you’re probably going to have a sulfur deficiency. The more nitrogen you put on, you have to bump up that recommendation for sulfur, too.”Nitrogen is one of 16 essential plant nutrients. It is key to the growth of a plant, and so are amino acids and proteins. It is also responsible for the plant’s color.The abnormal amount of rainfall this summer could also affect nitrogen amounts still in the soil. Many Georgia farmers are concerned that the heavy rains washed away any traces of nitrogen.“When we get that much rain, our soils are so sandy, we usually don’t count on having a lot of nitrogen left over next year. We usually get rainfall in the winter time and it leaches out things like nitrogen,” Harris said. “This year, we lost a lot of it after we put it out.”Harris encourages Georgia farmers to take soil samples during the winter in order to have a better understanding of their fields’ nutrient needs.For more on soil and plant nutrients, search the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences publication website at www.caes.uga.edu/Publications/.last_img read more

Kings Park Man Killed in Motorcycle Crash

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 52-year-old Kings Park man was killed in a motorcycle crash in Commack.Suffolk County police said Vincent Giovannantonio was riding a Triumph motorcycle northbound on Indian Head Road when he collided with a southbound Ford Taurus making a left turn onto Kings Park Road at 5:05 p.m. Wednesday.The victim was taken to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore, where he was pronounced dead. The other driver was not injured.Fourth Squad detectives impounded the vehicles and are continuing the investigation.last_img read more

COVID-19 made in-person campaigning tough, but UNITE HERE found a way in battleground states

first_imgThe Biden campaign and many other Democrats were justifiably cautious about campaigning in person during the coronavirus pandemic—a fact that may have hurt some candidates, as Republicans had no caution about it. But it was possible to go out in the field safely and effectively, as one union showed in several of the key states we’ve all been obsessing about for days now.UNITE HERE knocked on the doors of 3 million voters, going to 20,000 doors a day in Arizona’s critical Maricopa County. They did it all with what a union staffer described on Twitter as “comprehensive safety protocols, including mandatory PPE,” and, she wrote, had “0 COVID outbreaks.” The organizing included an intensive focus on Latino voters in Arizona, part of the successful effort in that state. And the union did it all in a pandemic economy that has been brutal for its workers—these are hotel and restaurant and other hospitality workers, which means a lot of them have lost their jobs since March. Now, UNITE HERE is taking a well-deserved victory lap on Twitter, and it’s worth checking out the effort the union put in.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

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MWB waits on Malmaison bid

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America’s curfews: controversial, but are they effective?

first_img‘Targeting people’ Jasmon Bailey, a sociologist at the University of Maryland, believes curfews don’t solve the reason for the unrest and can in fact compound the original problem by giving officers extra powers for arbitrary arrests.He says police can use it to selectively arrest more blacks than whites, noting that anti-confinement protesters during the coronavirus pandemic were overwhelmingly white and did not have their right to protest curtailed.Bailey argues that curfews focus attention on the looting, rather than the “racial injustices” that the demonstrators are campaigning against.”It is targeting people… not the system,” he told AFP.Whether curfews are fair, or effective, or neither, one point experts and authorities agree on is that they should be short.A lengthy one could be subject to legal challenges.”It’s the right thing to do for just a few days,” said de Blasio.”5:00 am Monday morning, curfew comes off, I’d like us to never have to use it again.” Widespread looting, arson and clashes between police and protesters led authorities to also introduce ad hoc curfews across a host of other cities, including Washington DC, Los Angeles and Chicago.For Dennis Kenney, an expert in criminal justice at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, part of New York’s City University, a curfew is a “balancing act.””The idea is not to interfere with people’s ability to protest, to demonstrate, to express their frustrations, to have their say,” he told AFP. “But it is to create a tool… so that the police have the ability to intercept them beforehand and prevent them from doing the sorts of activities that we obviously all are opposed to.” New York had not used such a measure since August 1943, when the historically black neighborhood of Harlem was placed under a strict curfew for three days following riots.That rioting was also sparked by police brutality: a white police officer shot and wounded a black soldier called Robert Bandy after he intervened in the arrest of a black woman, according to reports at the time. ‘Inefficient’ As tensions soared over the weekend, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Los Angeles and Chicago announced on Saturday that they were introducing the extreme measure of nighttime curfews.Minneapolis, where Floyd was killed and the epicenter of the violence, had already introduced one.Washington DC followed suit on Sunday, with New York announcing its own the following day.Authorities said the curfews were not intended to curtail people’s right to protest — as protected by the First Amendment — but to crack down on violence and looting which was generally taking place after dark.New York Mayor Bill de Blasio — who is white, and whose 25-year-old mixed-race daughter was briefly arrested during a protest Saturday — initially rejected the idea of a curfew.But he reluctantly came round to the idea after two nights of intense looting. After an 11:00 pm to 5:00 am curfew on Monday failed to deter looters, he imposed one starting at 8:00 pm on Tuesday and took the unprecedented measure of extending it until Sunday.”They’re not very efficient,” Kenney said of curfews.In New York, Washington and other cities, hundreds of protesters defied them. In many cases, police opted not to arrest peaceful offenders, for the sake of appeasement.Kenney says police don’t expect curfews to be respected, but they become “an effective tool when the goal is to prevent the protest turning into a riot, or to prevent groups or individuals that are looting.”He says the problem with using it for too long is that “at some point, people begin to feel it is oppressive, that their rights broadly are being violated and the curfew itself becomes something to resist against.”In New York this week, demonstrators have shown what they think of the curfew by chanting profanities about it.center_img Violent protests over the death of a black man in police custody led several US cities to impose curfews, but do they help maintain order or merely further antagonize demonstrators?The demonstrations were sparked by the killing of George Floyd, who suffocated on Monday last week when Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes.America’s worst civil unrest since the 1960s ensued, and saw New York — the fabled “City that Never Sleeps,” already reeling from the coronavirus — impose its first curfew in almost 80 years. Topics :last_img read more

Friday people roundup

first_imgAZL, Mercer Switzerland, Principal Global Investors, Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management, Man Group, Financial Reporting CouncilAZL – Pensions provider AZL has appointed Peter van der Steur as manager of its Integral Board Support business unit. Previously, he was head of client and board relations at provider A&O Services. Van der Steur is a certified pensions lawyer and has a background in marketing and pension fund governance. Separately, Elke Op het Veld has started as manager of AZL’s actuarial business unit. She has been working as a senior actuary at AZL since 2009, when she left pensions adviser Towers Watson, where she had been actuary and senior consultant. She succeeds Audrey Ringens, who had been appointed corporate actuary at chemical and pharmaceutical firm DSM.Mercer – Catherine Schoendorff has been named country leader of the consultancy’s Swiss business. She joined Mercer in 2011 after a decade at Hewitt and headed up its German, Austrian and Swiss administration division. At Hewitt, she was leader of its pension administration business in Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and Switzerland.Principal Global Investors – Andrea Muller has been appointed executive director-head of international distribution, which was previously held by Kirk West. West moves into the newly created role of executive director-head of international, assuming responsibility for all the international offices of Principal Global Investors outside the US, and chief executive of Asia. Muller will assume responsibility for all sales, relationship management and client service activities in Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Latin America. Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management ­– Mihir Meswani and Nicolas Laporte have joined as portfolio managers to strengthen the firm’s hedge fund advisory business. Meswani joins from Mount Yale Capital Group, where he was a consultant, while Laporte was most recently a senior portfolio manager of alternative investments for the British Airways Pension Fund.Man Group – John Cryan has been appointed to the board as a non-executive director. He held a number of senior roles at UBS over a career spanning more than 25 years, including CFO between 2008 and 2011. He was also chairman and chief executive at UBS AG EMEA between 2010 and 2011 and served as chief executive at UBS Limited.Financial Reporting Council – Jim Sutcliffe is to stand down from the board, as well as the chairmanship of the Codes & Standards Committee of the FRC with immediate effect. Nick Land, a member of the board, has replaced him on the committee.last_img read more

Hipages says with coronavirus ramping up, forcing people to spend more time at home, give your home a spruce

first_img 5 PEST CONTROLA total 41 per cent of Queensland and 38 per cent of Australian households have ignored their pest problems, which could include anything, from possums and ants to fleas and termites, making themselves at home in your house. Across the nation, jobs such as concreting (2.3 million), plastering (2.6 million) and carpentry (3.3 million) are often delayed for six months or more.More from newsCOVID-19 renovation boom: How much Aussies are spending to give their houses a facelift during the pandemic3 days agoWhizzkid buys almost one property a month during COVID-197 days agoMr Tucker said for those homeowners with a tight budget it was important to create a plan.“The trick to budget home renovations lies in identifying your needs and finding the most cost-effective solution,” he said.Mr Tucker suggested prioritising the most urgent jobs and obtaining multiple quotes first for those.“When hiring a tradie to help with your home renovations, we recommend sourcing multiple quotes in writing so you can compare costs,’’ he said.“Homeowners can then select a tradie that best fits with their budget and time frame.” 2. Replacing an old shower screen with a modern frameless one can make your bathroom appear larger. 4. For a full kitchen renovation, consider a DIY flatpack kitchen. These are easy to install and offer high-quality materials and fittings. Buyers flock to church conversions What needs to be done around your home?However, Mr Tucker said the delays meant Queensland householders were facing an estimated $5000 on average to have a tradie fix all their outstanding issues.He said it contributed $7.7 billion towards the national value of undone jobs.With coronavirus ramping up, forcing people to spend more time at home, now could be the perfect time to give your home a spruce. Mr Tucker shares the top jobs Aussies like to avoid. 1 CLEANING According to Hipages research, cleaning tops the list as the most avoided job nationally and in Queensland (73 per cent and 72 per cent of households respectively). While most households have multiple cleaning jobs to get done, 64 per cent of these are delayed for a maximum of three weeks, or less. 3. Look into specialty paints purpose-made for surfaces like tiles, laminate cupboards and metal fencing. This will save you money on replacing these features. Brisbane Reno Show postponed 1. A fresh coat of paint is an inexpensive way to brighten a room. Brisbane Roar foundation member sells up 2GENERAL HOME MAINTENANCEGeneral home maintenance also accounts for a large chunk of Aussies’ to-do lists, specifically 67 per cent of households nationally and 62 per cent in Queensland, where there are more than 2000 home maintenance jobs being avoided. 4 PAINTINGIt’s unsurprising that time-intensive jobs such as painting are more likely to be put off, for more than a year for many. This is definitely the case for just under half of Australian (46 per cent) and 41 per cent of Queensland households, who said that painting was lingering on their to-do list. hipages chief customer officer Stuart Tucker. HOME IMPROVEMENTS THAT WON’T BREAK THE BANK Have time on your hands? Beat isolation boredom and get those odd jobs doneLeaky tap in the bathroom? Cracks in your kitchen tiles? Homeowners across the country have collectively ignored 80 million maintenance and repair jobs around their homes in the past year, worth a total of $40 billion. 3 GARDENING Hipages research found that garden maintenance is the third most commonly avoided job with 63 per cent of households avoiding this task nationally. In Queensland there are 1913 gardening jobs being put off for a sunnier day. MORE QLD REAL ESTATE NEWS: Research by Hipages, a website that connects people with reputable tradespeople, showed most Australians (92 per cent) had at least one outstanding job on their to-do list.Hipages chief customer officer Stuart Tucker said 2020 was the year for Aussies to stop delaying these jobs, or it could cost them dearly in the future. “We know there are a variety of factors that delay us completing jobs around the home, whether it be lack of time, expertise or money.” 5. Nothing enhances the appearance of a home more than a beautiful garden. If your garden could use some TLC, hire a gardener to get it back into shape.last_img read more

Barath recalled to Windies squad

first_img Tweet Share Adrian Barath, photo credit: cricket countryADRIAN BARATH has been recalled to the West Indies team for the first Digicel Test against India at Sabina Park, Jamaica starting on Monday.Barath has been out of the West Indies team since he damaged his hamstring on the event of the ICC Cricket World Cup on the sub-continent earlier this year. The Trinidad and Tobago batsman replaces Kraigg Brathwaite who struggled against Pakistan. However, there was no room in the team for opening batsman Chris Gayle. Gayle met with members of the West Indies Cricket Board on Tuesday in Jamaica and was unable to come to a resolution. The WICB met yesterday to decide Gayle’s fate and an announcement is expected shortly.West Indies: Darren Sammy (Captain), Brendan Nash (vice-captain), Adrian Barath, Carlton Baugh, Devendra Bishoo, Darren Bravo, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Fidel Edwards, Ravi Rampaul, Kemar Roach, Marlon Samuels, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Lendl Simmons.T&T Newsday 13 Views   no discussions Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! Share NewsRegional Barath recalled to Windies squad by: – June 18, 2011last_img read more