Heisenberg, Starring Mary-Louise Parker & Denis Arndt, Opens on Broadway

first_img Tony winner Simon Stephens’ new play Heisenberg celebrates its Broadway opening night on October 13. The two-hander stars Tony winner Mary-Louise Parker and Broadway newcomer Denis Arndt. The Manhattan Theatre Club production, directed by Mark Brokaw, is scheduled to run at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre through December 11.To commemorate the play’s big night, Broadway.com resident artist Justin “Squigs” Robertson penned this sketch of the two stars. In addition to Arndt and Parker as Alex and Georgie, look out for the faces of a handful of on-stage audience members in the background. Do you see yourself?Broadway.com wishes a happy opening to Parker, Arndt and the entire Heisenberg team. Here’s hoping you celebrate with some giant cuts of meat. Related Shows Heisenberg View Comments Mary-Louise Parker About the Artist: With a desire to celebrate the magic of live theater and those who create it, and with a deep reverence for such touchstones as the work of Al Hirschfeld and the wall at Sardi’s, Squigs is happy and grateful to be among those carrying on the traditions where theater and caricature meet. He was born and raised in Oregon, lived in Los Angeles for quite a long time and now calls New York City his home.center_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 11, 2016 Star Files Denis Arndt © Justin “Squigs” Robertsonlast_img read more

Marination Education.

first_imgMethods for marinating meat and poultry products have come a long way in the past few years. Today’s commercial processors will be able to see tomorrow’s possibilities during the Poultry and Meat Marination Shortcourse July 9-10 in Athens, Ga.The course will be at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education on the University of Georgia campus. An all-star lineup of university faculty and industry experts will explore successfully marinating meat and poultry products from practical and academic points of view.The event starts with 7:45 a.m. registration on July 9. It ends at 4 p.m. the next day. The $595 fee covers all classes, refreshment breaks, two lunches and a reception and dinner.Register EarlyThe fee must be mailed with the registration form by June 25 to:Marination WorkshopUniversity of GeorgiaExtension Food Science125 Food Science Bldg.Athens, GA 30602-7610.Or sign up on-line at http://fsext-outreach.ces.uga.edu.To sign up, or to learn more about the program, contact the county office of the UGA Extension Service. Or check with Estes Reynolds at (706) 542-2574. Or call Romeo Toledo at (706) 542-1079.last_img read more

Peace Talks Get FARC Closer to Political Participation

first_imgBy Dialogo November 14, 2012 Peace talks between the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and the Colombian government that will start in Havana, Cuba, on November 19 poses a challenge for the guerrillas to diversify into a legal political movement and the authorities to guarantee security, respectively. The FARC, last long-living active guerrillas in Latin America, currently has 9,000 fighters that might be reinstated into civil life and yet somehow be held accountable for their actions against thousands of victims during the armed conflict of almost 50 years. Analysts considered that prior experiences in peace negotiations with Colombian guerrillas, who generally benefited from amnesties, will not contribute significantly as a point of reference in this instance. “There are no plans of granting absolute amnesty. We might consider a pardon to the troops, but higher and middle commands will have to face trials and penalties. This does not mean they are not able to benefit from sentence suspensions or reductions,” said Javier Ciurlizza, Crisis Group Institute director for Latin America and the Caribbean to the press. In view of this situation, President Juan Manuel Santos’ government was able to pass the “legal framework for peace” this year in Congress. It consists of a mechanism which considers sentence suspension and other legal benefits to disarmed guerrillas, but which must be regulated. However, the sentences already passed on to FARC commanders in absentia, prohibit their political participation for life, recalled Ciurlizza, explaining that government must be able to find a way “to create some kind of political voice in politics.” The creation of a party entails several difficulties for the FARC. Ciurlizza highlights that one of the guerrilla’s difficulties is their lack of a clear political program, as well as reaching a certain number of supporters and voting percentage requirements. In case legal requirements are met and the FARC guarantees sufficient participation, the guerrillas and the government will have to deal with public opinion as well, after the peace process that has categorically excluded civil society, stated María Victoria Llorente, from independent Colombian think tank Ideas for Peace Foundation. Most Colombian citizens “understand this peace process as a political negotiation, although they do not agree to grant political participation to guerrillas, and they demand no impunity for them,” said Llorente.last_img read more

Offshore Wind Power Gets Airing at LIPA Meeting

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York More than 100 people rallied Thursday in support of a wind farm proposed off Long Island’s coast that was up for debate at a meeting of the Long Island Power Authority board.Calling it a “Let’s Turn, Not Burn” rally for renewable energy, Long Island ratepayers, community activists, labor and political leaders convened outside the utility’s Uniondale headquarters before the meeting. Once inside the building, they packed the conference room.“Governor [Andrew] Cuomo and LIPA promised us a greater commitment to renewable energy this year,” said Lisa Dix, senior New York representative of the Sierra Club, the national environmental organization. “Now, we’re counting on them to follow through with an historic commitment to offshore wind power that will create jobs, grow our economy and safely and reliably power Long Island.”The Deepwater ONE project would be the nation’s first 1,000 megawatt offshore wind farm, providing electricity to LI and New England. Plans call for 150 to 200 wind turbines within a 256-square-mile site more than 30 miles from Montauk, roughly 10 miles east of Block Island and about 15 miles southwest of Martha’s Vineyard. The project would produce enough electricity to power 150,000 LI homes and meet peak power demand without burning more fossil fuels, according to the advocates’ estimates.At the meeting, Assemb. Steve Englebright (D-East Setauket) brought a letter addressed to Cuomo that was signed by 14 Republican and Democratic members of the Island’s Assembly delegation to show “our strong support for offshore wind power generation for Long Island.”Engelbright pointed out that wind power “perfectly complements” PSEG’s announced long-range goal of relying more on “clean, renewable energy production” in the future as well as enabling the state to meet its own renewable energy goals to reduce carbon emission 50 percent by 2030 and 80 percent by 2050.The project’s proponents urged the Cuomo administration to ensure that LIPA approve Deepwater Wind’s Deepwater ONE proposal, which is now under consideration, “no later than December 2014.”The demonstration was timed to coincide with the final LIPA Board of Trustees public hearing before they vote in December on the renewable energy “Request for Proposal,” as part of Gov. Cuomo’s LIPA reorganization legislation.“We look forward to working with your administration to bring about a better energy future by realizing the great potential of offshore wind power on Long Island,” said the Assembly members.In a separate letter supporting Deepwater ONE, Assemb. Fred Thiele (I-Bridgehampton) wrote that the East End faces “unique energy and economic challenges” in the coming years, but it can’t depend on the existing electricity grid to be sufficient, given its present limitations. He welcomed the new energy supply promised by the offshore wind turbines because it could meet the current challenge as well as future demands. The project has another advantage as well, the Assemblyman pointed out.“As the only offshore wind development near Long Island to have completed the necessary federal leasing process, Deepwater Wind’s project has the unique ability to be in service many years before other projects, ensuring that Long Island will be at the forefront of the U.S. offshore wind industry,” he said.Not only would the project create hundreds of jobs based on the Island, Thiele added,  it would also “establish the infrastructure and skilled labor force necessary to give Long Island a long-term competitive advantage in the offshore wind industry.”At the meeting, energy conservation groups presented LIPA and the Department of Public Service with petitions signed by more than 20,000 people, urging that LIPA follow through on its commitment to invest in 280 megawatts of new renewable energy this year. And that commitment is part of a broader goal already on the table, as explained by Gordian Raacke, executive director of Renewable Energy Long Island.“When PSEG took over LIPA, Governor Cuomo and the Legislature assured Long Islanders that plans for 400 megawatts of renewable power projects already under consideration would not be abandoned,” Raacke said. “We now call on the governor, LIPA and PSEG to deliver on that promise by selecting the full amount of offshore wind power and solar farms under the current 280 megawatt RFP.”last_img read more

Social media phase of CUNA’s Middle Class 2016 kicks off

first_imgCUNA is kicking off the social media portion of its “Strong Credit Unions, Strong Middle Class” campaign leading up to Tuesday’s Republican presidential candidate debate.Launched last month, CUNA’s Middle Class 2016 campaign provides credit union stakeholders the opportunity to reach out to presidential candidates about the important, numerous ways credit unions serve middle-class Americans.“The goal of this campaign is to further educate our members about the benefits of membership in a credit union and convey that stronger credit unions mean a stronger middle class,” said CUNA Chief Political Officer Richard Gose. “Additionally, we want to share this message with the presidential candidates as they campaign and formulate their economic policies.”Credit union stakeholders can also visit www.MiddleClass2016.com to learn what presidential candidates have said about the middle class, tweet messages to each candidate reminding them of the importance of credit unions when it comes to serving the middle class and sign a petition espousing credit union service.This aspect of the Middle Class campaign is designed to increase the number of tweets highlighting the many ways credit unions help America’s middle class by “putting credit unions’ economic concerns on the front burner in 2016,” Gose said. continue reading » 12SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Marijuana Has Proven to Be a Gateway Drug

first_imgNew York Times 26 April 2016Writer: Robert L. DuPont is the president of the Institute for Behavior and Health and the first director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse.Family First Comment: Who do you believe? The Greens and the Drug Foundation OR this expert. We say the expert! ” Like nearly all people with substance abuse problems, most heroin users initiated their drug use early in their teens, usually beginning with alcohol and marijuana. There is ample evidence that early initiation of drug use primes the brain for enhanced later responses to other drugs. These facts underscore the need for effective prevention to reduce adolescent use of alcohol, tobacco and marijuana in order to turn back the heroin and opioid epidemic and to reduce burdens addiction in this country.”It should come as no surprise that the vast majority of heroin users have used marijuana (and many other drugs) not only long before they used heroin but while they are using heroin. Like nearly all people with substance abuse problems, most heroin users initiated their drug use early in their teens, usually beginning with alcohol and marijuana. There is ample evidence that early initiation of drug use primes the brain for enhanced later responses to other drugs. These facts underscore the need for effective prevention to reduce adolescent use of alcohol, tobacco and marijuana in order to turn back the heroin and opioid epidemic and to reduce burdens addiction in this country.Marijuana use is positively correlated with alcohol use and cigarette use, as well as illegal drugs like cocaine and methamphetamine. This does not mean that everyone who uses marijuana will transition to using heroin or other drugs, but it does mean that people who use marijuana also consume more, not less, legal and illegal drugs than do people who do not use marijuana.People who are addicted to marijuana are three times more likely to be addicted to heroin.The legalization of marijuana increases availability of the drug and acceptability of its use. This is bad for public health and safety not only because marijuana use increases the risk of heroin use.A better drug policy is one that actively discourages marijuana use as well as other recreational drug use, especially for youth. The aggressive commercialization of marijuana that is now rampant and still growing is particularly damaging to the public health because it markets marijuana and an array of increasingly potent products in ever more attractive ways that encourage marijuana use and frequent high-dose THC use.We are at a crossroads. Legalizing marijuana will have lasting negative effects on future generations. The currently legal drugs, alcohol and tobacco, are two of the leading causes of preventable illness and death in the country. Establishing marijuana as a third legal drug will increase the national drug abuse problem, including expanding the opioid epidemic.http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2016/04/26/is-marijuana-a-gateway-drug/marijuana-has-proven-to-be-a-gateway-druglast_img read more

World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day 2020: #KeepClapping for Dominica Red Cross Society Volunteers

first_img 87 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Tweet Share InternationalLifestyleLocalNews World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day 2020: #KeepClapping for Dominica Red Cross Society Volunteers by: – May 8, 2020 On this World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day, Dominica Red Cross Society is especially proud to recognize the work of its volunteers and staff who are doing everything they can to support communities affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.“We always say that the Red Cross is everywhere for everyone, every day,” says Mrs. Sandra Charter-Rolle“In 2020, this is more important than ever. Our volunteers are hard at work helping vulnerable individuals and communities to protect themselves from COVID-19, and we’re still providing many other services that people need to keep themselves safe and healthy.“Each and every volunteer in Dominica deserves applause, and we encourage everyone to #KeepClapping on 8 May.”Dominica Red Cross Society volunteers have been active in communities since the novel coronavirus was first detected: helping people to prepare, sharing life-saving health information to stop the spread of the disease, and working to limit its impact on the most vulnerable members of society.These programmes carried by the Dominica Red Cross is well known for in Dominica. Every year, we reach more than 500 people with a diverse range of services tailored to local needs, such as First Aid Training, Medical Services and Welfare Programs.Mrs. Sandra Charter-Rolle says: “We may not be physically close during this time of social distancing, but we will always be here for you.“This is a difficult time for everyone, but I see so much hope in the bravery and dedication of not only Dominica Red Cross volunteers, but also that of the millions of volunteers and staff members in 191 other countries around the world. This global solidarity will help the world not only survive this pandemic, but also help it to thrive afterwards.” Share (Dominica Red Cross 767) Sharelast_img read more

Prize giving ceremony to bring Children’s Fishing Clinic to an end

first_img Share LocalNews Prize giving ceremony to bring Children’s Fishing Clinic to an end by: – July 20, 2011 Sharing is caring! 24 Views   no discussions Marine life. Photo credit; topnews.inA Prize Giving Ceremony will bring to a close, a Children Fishing Clinic Program for primary school children from St Joseph to Clifton and Penville to Portsmouth, spearheaded by the Fisheries Division.The program which targeted students between the ages of 9 and 12, was held from July 12th to 21st with over thirty students within the catchment area participating.The primary goal for the programme was to allow children to learn the basics in marine environmental stewardship, fishing ethics, angling skills, marine biology and fishing safety.In addition,  the programme intended to provide trainees with a unique chance to experience Dominica’s marine life and biodiversity.Fisheries Officer, Mr Harold Guiste said that “it has been observed that preteens who have early sustainable fishing experience are more likely to become good fishers and demonstrate a higher level of environmental stewardship and hence the division strives to teach children at an early age the vulnerability of some of our resources if not properly managed.”The total cost of the program was approximately $20,000, half of which was funded by Miss Reneta Siegenthler, a Swiss national residing in Dominica.Other sponsors included the National Drug Prevention Unit, University of Florida, Rodney Smith Anglers Association of Florida, Al Dive, Portsmouth Beach Hotel, Youth Division, Garraway Enterprises, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and Dive Dominica.Dominica Vibes Newscenter_img Share Tweet Sharelast_img read more

Grace Everage, 91

first_imgGrace Everage, 91,of Milan passed away at 11:05pm Sunday, October 16, 2016 at the Manderley Health Care Center in Osgood. She was born near Napoleon on June 29, 1925 the daughter of Orville and Edna Weeks Waters. She was married to Carter Everage on October 5, 1946 and he preceded her in death on March 12, 2015. Survivors include one son Jack (Robbie) Everage of Milan; three daughters Sandy Mills and Sherry Kendall both of The Villages, Florida, and Joyce Bailey of Martinsville; 11 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandson. She was also preceded in death by her parents. Mrs. Everage was a 1944 graduate of Delaware-Jackson High School at Napoleon and attended Indiana University. Grace was known as an excellent seamstress and she had served as a dress review judge at various county fairs and had also taught sewing at the Southeastern Career Center in Versailles. Her hobbies included tending to her garden and doing a wide variety of crafts. Grace was a member of the Versailles Baptist Church, the Home Arts club in Versailles, and was a former Farm Bureau member. Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 21st at 10:30am at the Versailles Baptist Church with Rev. Mike Cantrell officiating. Burial will be in the Cliff Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 5pm to 8pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles and from 9:30am until time of services Friday at the church. Memorials may be given to the Versailles Lions Club or the Cliff Hill Cemetery in care of the funeral home.last_img read more