Karen Ziemba & More Will Star in Almost Home Off-Broadway

first_imgTony winner Karen Ziemba, along with Joe Lisi, James McCaffrey, Jonny Orsini and Brenda Pressley, will star in Almost Home off-Broadway. Written by Walter Anderson and directed by Michael Parva, the new drama will begin previews on September 12 at the Acorn Theatre on Theatre Row and run through October 12. Opening night is set for September 18. View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Oct. 12, 2014 In the turbulent sixties, a young Marine returns home to the Bronx, shaken but hopeful for the future. Met by a mother fighting to keep the family going and a father down on his luck, Johnny finds himself caught between his parents’ dreams for his future and a police captain with plans of his own. Almost Home will feature set design by Harry Feiner, lighting design by Graham Kindred, costume design by Michael McDonald, sound design by Quentin Chiappetta and Hair/Wig Design by Leah J. Loukas.center_img Related Shows Almost Home Ziemba will play Grace. She won the Tony for her performance in Contact and was most recently on stage in Bullets Over Broadway. Lisi will play Harry. His Broadway credits include Take Me Out; his screen credits include Third Watch and The Sopranos. McCaffrey will play Pappas; his screen credits include Rescue Me. Orsini will play Johnny. His Broadway credits include Macbeth and The Nance. Pressley, who will play Luisa, has appeared on the Great White Way in shows including Dreamgirls and The Lyons.last_img read more

Pesticide Workshop.

first_imgThe people whose jobs include applying pesticides have to be trained and certified by the state. And Georgia pesticide applicators will have a training nearby on Feb. 15.Wherever you are, the Satellite Pesticide Workshop 2001 won’t be far away. The workshop is offered at 14 sites: Adel, Americus, Augusta, Blairsville, Brunswick, Carrollton, Columbus, Danielsville, Griffin, Lawrenceville, Swainsboro, Thomasville, Tifton and Waycross.Provided by the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, the workshop begins at 8:15 a.m. at each site. It ends at 4 p.m.Eminent InstructorsCAES scientists and officials with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Georgia Department of Agriculture will teach the workshop sessions.Commercial applicators will earn 5 hours of recertification credit in any of 14 categories.The workshop fee is $20 if you sign up by Feb. 1. After that, it’s $30. The fee includes drinks and snacks during breaks.To learn more about the workshop, or to sign up, contact the county Extension Service office. Or go to the CAES Entomology Department Web site. Or call them at (706) 542-2816.last_img read more

Intrawest’s Eastern Ski Resorts Experience the Best Early Season Snow Conditions in Recent History

first_imgIntrawest’s Eastern Ski Resorts Experience the Best Early Season Snow Conditions in Recent HistoryVANCOUVER, Dec. 5 /CNW/ – Intrawest, a leader in the development and management of experiential destination resorts, today reported outstanding early season snow conditions throughout its ski resorts in eastern North America. A favorable combination of natural snow and cold temperatures suitable for snowmaking is providing the best possible early season conditions at Snowshoe Mountain (West Virginia), Tremblant (Quebec), Stratton Mountain (Vermont), Blue Mountain (Ontario) and Mountain Creek (New Jersey).”This season, we are well ahead of schedule with excellent snow conditions and one of the strongest openings in years for our eastern ski resorts,” said Andy Wirth, chief marketing officer at Intrawest. “We are experiencing historic levels of natural snow that continues to accumulate throughout the region along with cold temperatures enabling our snowmaking equipment to operate around the clock. With new trails opening every day, our resort guests have the opportunity to enjoy exceptional early season conditions at some of the most desirable ski resorts in the region.”The exceptional early season snow conditions complement early season savings available on season pass products and vacation deals at every Intrawest resort. To take advantage of package deals including savings on airfares, lodging, lift tickets and rentals, visit www.intrawest.com(link is external)Highlights from Intrawest’s eastern region mountain resorts include:Stratton Mountain, VermontWith more than 180 acres of open terrain Stratton offers some of the best early season conditions available in the north eastern United States. The cold weather conditions are ideal for around the clock snowmaking and the prevalence of natural snow flurries means additional terrain will be opening every day. Visit Stratton at www.stratton.com(link is external)Snowshoe Mountain, West VirginiaSnowshoe is experiencing a historic start to celebrate its 35th winter season. With a total cumulative snowfall of 69 inches, the resort has already received more than half of last year’s snowfall total. Snowmaking efforts continue across the mountain and there will be 30 trails and 110 acres of terrain open this weekend including the entire 1,500 vertical feet of “Cupp Run”, the signature slope of Snowshoe, which is scheduled to open on Saturday December 6th. Visit Snowshoe at www.snowshoemtn.com(link is external)Tremblant, QuebecTremblant has received 30 inches of natural snow since the beginning of the season and snow flurries continue to cover the slopes of the No. 1 ranked ski resort in the east for more than a decade, according to SKI Magazine. Snow guns of one of the most powerful snow making systems in North America provide a tremendous variety of terrain and an amazing start for the 2008-2009 season. Visit Tremblant at www.tremblant.ca(link is external)Blue Mountain, OntarioBlue Mountain is off to a tremendous start this season with the resort’s earliest opening in years. Cooler temperatures have enabled the resort’s snowmaking team to take advantage of optimal early winter conditions to provide the finest ski and snowboard terrain in the region. Visit Blue Mountain at www.bluemountain.ca(link is external)Mountain Creek, New JerseyMountain Creek is scheduled to open its South Peak Terrain Park on Monday December 8th followed by top-to-bottom terrain at both Vernon Mountain and South Peak on Saturday December 13th. Snow enthusiasts eager to experience pre-season conditions are encouraged to take advantage of Mountain Creek’s hikeable jib parks that will be available on Saturday December 6th and Sunday December 7th. Visit Mountain Creek at www.mountaincreek.com(link is external)”The weather forecast calls for cooler than normal temperatures throughout the month of December which will continue to provide an ideal environment for snowmaking at all of our eastern resorts,” continued Wirth. “The unprecedented early season snowfall combined with our excellent snowmaking capabilities is great news for snow enthusiasts eager to book their ski vacations for the coming holiday season.”About IntrawestIntrawest is a leader in the development and management of experiential destination resorts. The company has interests in ten resorts at North America’s most popular mountain destinations including Whistler Blackcomb, a host venue for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. The Intrawest network also includes Canadian Mountain Holidays, the largest heli-skiing operation in the world, Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort in Florida and Club Intrawest – a private resort club with locations throughout North America. In addition, Intrawest develops, markets and sells real estate at its resorts and at other locations across North America and in Europe. Intrawest is headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia.last_img read more

Are credit unions wasting money on financial education?

first_img3 years ago, I was a senior in high school and my parents signed me up for a one-hour financial literacy workshop after school. I was annoyed but agreed to go. There were about 20 other kids in the room and a financial institution’s logo prominently displayed on the projector screen. A guy walked in and started:“Today we’ll learn about budgeting, savings, investing, and taxes…Budgeting helps you provide purpose for your money…”He was very knowledgeable and eloquent, but most of my friends quickly dozed off and started talking to each other – some were even playing on their phones. After all, this workshop didn’t count towards our GPA so students were not incentivized to engage.At the end of the lecture, we clapped, said “Thank you”, and left the room. I got home and my parents asked me about the workshop, but I didn’t remember enough to share many details. Every year, credit unions invest millions of dollars sponsoring financial education in schools with the intention to improve the financial health of the next generation and build brand awareness in the community. But is it effective? Financial concepts (401k, IRA, 519…) are like a foreign language to kids and to master a “foreign language” in an hour is just impossible! When I got to Duke University, I partnered with my co-founder and one of Duke’s world-renowned behavioral scientists to tackle this problem. We drew inspiration from language learning apps, like Rosetta Stone and Duolingo, that break down language curriculums into bite-sized chunks and gamify the learning experience with animations and rewards. More importantly, the learning experience meets teenagers on their phones, where most kids spend their time these days. Today, Duolingo has an impressive 300 million users and the average user spends 10 minutes on the app every day.Imagine if we could do the same for financial education. Imagine if we could motivate kids to go into the app every day for 10 minutes to learn financial literacy. Now picture this app with your brand prominently displayed on the screen at all times. Zogo has brought this vision to life with its financial education app. In just a year and a half, Zogo has won over ten national awards including the NACUSO Next Big Idea Competition and AARP Grand Finale. On October 31st, we will be launching pilot programs with 10 innovative credit unions nationwide and redefining financial education. Visit www.zogofinance.com to see how our solution fits your organization and to schedule a demo with one of our committed onboarding specialists. 11SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Bolun Li Bolun Li is a Junior at Duke University majoring in Economics. He is a serial entrepreneur and was awarded AACYF 30 under 30 in 2018 for his previous startup. Today, … Web: https://www.zogofinance.com Detailslast_img read more

Engagement no longer enough for institutionals, says AP Ethical Council

first_imgInstitutional investors are coming under increasing pressure to develop a long-term investment plan rather than simply engage with companies on individual matters, according to the secretary general of the AP Fund Ethical Council.John Howchin, who heads the body charged with coordinating the engagement efforts of the SEK1trn (€112bn) Swedish buffer fund system, said questions on developing a strategy were catching many investors off-guard.Speaking at the RI Europe conference in London last week, Howchin admitted the investment community as a whole was doing too little to tackle the risks posed by climate change, but he said this was down to the nature of the industry.He said there were often hopes that, when a issue became topical, there would be a revolution led by investors. “Well, I’m sorry to say – and I’ve been saying it for 15 years on panels – that we are not very revolutionary,” he said.“We are very evolutionary. Although I agree, we have to be a rather quick evolutionary group, bordering on revolutionary maybe.”He added: “People accept what we’re doing with the assets we hold, that we are trying to change these assets, but they are more keen to know what we are doing, strategically, as investors.”He said the changed emphasis was a “fundamental shift”, leading to questions about who investors would wish to be.“Quite honestly, a lot of investors are struggling with this,” he said. “It is a long-term change that needs to be discussed, and climate change is very much a driver in that discussion.”Howchin also stressed that discussions surrounding the Norwegian Government Pension Fund Global’s exit from the oil sector should not be viewed as agreeing with the carbon divestment movement, but rather as risk diversification.Prior to joining the Ethical Council in 2010, the secretary general was in charge of environmental research and corporate dialogue at the oil fund’s manager, Norges Bank Investment Management.“Since they have such a high exposure to oil, the question was why should they have more exposure to oil in the portfolio,” he said.last_img read more

Cool properties on the market in North Queensland right now

first_img 6. MAGNETIC ISLAND: Who doesn’t love koalas? The Bungalow Bay Koala Village at Horseshoe Bay is listed for sale for the first time in 17 years. Some furry ‘housemates’ and their keepers at Bungalow Bay Koala VillageMore from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms2 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns2 days agoIt comes with an award-winning eco village comprising of 37 bungalows and 35 bush camping sites, a koala park, a deck bar, reception. laundry and camping facilities. It is listed with Savills Brisbane. Bungalow Bay Koala Village is listed for the first time in 17 years 7. SOUTH MISSION BEACH: It is all about luxury at this swanky, three-level, 7-star energy efficient house. In North Queensland there is no shortage of properties with some serious wow factor – for both the kids and the kidults.Here we take a look at, arguably, some of the coolest properties on the market in North Queensland right now. The property is listed with Open Property Townsville. 1. TOWNSVILLE: A designer house on a sprawling 13 acre block hit the market this week, complete with its very own professional motocross track.Located in Alice River, the property is listed for $1.35 million and also comes with an activity room, a huge theatre, a large outdoor entertaining area complete with an outdoor kitchen and built-in gas barbecue, a gym, dam and a large in-ground swimming pool. RELATED: Designer home and acreas complete with motocross track One house comes with its own motocross track at Alligator CreekThere are homes and then there are fun houses – properties so cool they are in a league of their very own.And sometimes they can even provide an opportunity to earn a quick buck. MORE NEWS: One Nation identity’s Yeppoon property listed 2. TOWNSVILLE: The iconic Barra Fun Park – arguably Australia’s best backyard – was listed for $2.5 million earlier this year. Owner of Barra Fun Park Brent Stevenson PICTURE: MATT TAYLOR.On 25 acres, the property is currently run as a red claw and barra farm, but also boasts cable skis, an inflatable water park, a huge water slide, a jumping pillow, fishing, cafe, commercial kitchen and a modern home. The Barra Fun Park is listed for $2.5 millionDubbed the “Best Backyard in North Queensland” at the very least, it is listed with Property Now. 3. KURANDA: A treehouse set among three acres of rainforest has also just hit the market in Kuranda for offers over $399,000.Designed and built in 2004, it has Turpentine poles, Cypress walls, and mixed rainforest hardwood flooring, a handcrafted wooden kitchen and a spa on the deck. Your very own treehouse in the rainforestAlso in Kuranda is a resort-style house with a separate, self-contained granny flat on almost six acres.But it is the huge undercover deck overlooking a private lakecomplete with its own waterfall and surrounded by spectacular gardens that would make it the ultimate adults retreat. It is listed with Ray White Cairns Beaches and is on the market for offers over $839,000. Or perhaps your own lakehouse. 4. MISSION BEACH: If fishing is your thing, here is your chance to turn that hobby into a business. Catch your own dinner at this barra farmA barramundi farm has been listed for sale at Mission Beach and includes a house, a resort-style pool, a huge shed, nine aquaculture ponds, three of which are stocked, and the business, which stocks a number of local restaurants and sells direct to the public. It is listed for $1.5 million. Yes please!Also at Mission Beach is Sails, the “quintessential beach house” on a 4000sq m rainforest block. This beachhouse comes with some cool artworksThe architect-designed house has 300sq m of decks alone, and is being sold complete with its unique inventory of furniture, artworks and furnishings. Including its own whale sculptureLocated at Garners Beach, 10 minutes from Mission Beach, it is listed with Ray White Mission Beach and is on the market for $2.5 million. 9. BOWEN: If you go troppo for mangoes, this ocean frontage property could be just the right medicine.It has a fully established mango orchard, ripe for the picking, and is listed for $3.1 million.Offering eight acres with spectacular views, the architecturally-designed four bedroom house also has tropical gardens, stone terraces and its own private boat launching facilities. See the mango orchard to the left of the house …. 10. TRINITY BEACH: This award-winning residence is packed full of features, including its very own aquarium. Cattle station sold for massive $35m in online auctioncenter_img The swish house comes with its own motocross trackThe property is owned by Steve Hannah of Hannahbull Hydro Excavations and wife Sharni (nee Williams), the granddaughter of Alexander Park (AP) Williams, who founded AP Williams & Co in 1932 but passed away several years ago.The family continue to run the business today.“I designed the house and we built it in two stages, the first in 2010 and the second in 2015,” Mrs Hannah said. “It has heaps of louvres to catch the breezes, and is big and open.”Mrs Hannah said they had the motocross track professionally designed and constructed for their son Lachlan, who is now 23 and living in Brisbane. One of Ms Hannah’s nephews in actionTownsville-born world Moto-GP champion Jack Miller has taken a spin around the track, as has Mrs Hannah’s nephew Kayden Downing, who is now competing in the US.“That’s why we bought the property, really,” she said. “So we would have enough room to build the track. Our daughters (Mylee, 12, and Jordan, 9) have also enjoyed it.”But the time has come to move on, with Mrs Hannah admitting it was tough to sell the property.“It has been an awesome place to raise a family,” she said. “The open spaces, the parties with the music cranked up at 2am and no one close enough to hear it.“It gave us a great lifestyle but we still enjoyed being close to town.” 5. MAREEBA: Life could be pretty sweet if you owned Emerald Creek Ice Creamery at Mareeba. We all scream for ice cream!!!Zoned as rural residential, the 355sq m business sites on 5.31 acres and is listed for $930,000.It has operated for 12 years, but the owners are ready to retire, with the option to buy the family home, located on a separate title, also on the table. Features include glass turrets above the living area, an internal marble stairwell, an infinity pool and barbecue pavilion with ocean views, a fully self-contained second level for teens, grandparents or guests and a 5083sq m block surrounded by rainforest. This modern castle has its own turrets And some seriously spectacular views!It is listed with Andersons Real Estate for $3.55 million. 8. PINNACLES: Offering about 68,500 hectares, Springfield Station offers wide open spaces and plenty of cool “toys” to explore it . About 8500 cattle are included in the sale of the property, which includes a large, 1960s built homestead with plenty of room for guests to help you explore its vast terrain.The house has six bed quarters plus two staff cottages. Springfield Station comes with quadbikes, a truck and tractor and its own air stripThe property also has its own registered 900m airstrip and hangar, sheds, horse agistment and training facilities, huge verandas and outdoor areas for entertaining, including an outdoor kitchen and heaps of trail rides to explore, all just a short drive to the Bartlett Park Rodeo Complex.A diesel truck, a tractor, ride-on mowers and quadbikes are also included in the sale, with the property listed for $950,000 with Explore Property. Madam Butterfly’s big $3.055m payday Cooler than most nightclubs, just saying …Offering almost 850sq m of living space, the house features spectacular light features throughout, a sunken lounge, casual living and dining spaces with glass features that showcase the 20m saltwater swimming pool, a rear terrace with a built-in barbecue, landscaped tropical gardens, a media room, a fish pond feature at the entrance, internal access four car garaging, and smart home technology, all on a 1100sq m block. Just simply cool …The built-in aquarium is located in the entry foyer. On the market for $2.95 million, it is listed with FNQ Hot Property.last_img read more

Victor “Pete” Back – Sunman, Indiana

first_imgVictor “Pete” Back, of Sunman, was born on March 21, 1939 in St. Peters, a son to Charles A. and Clara A. Scherger Back.  He was a graduate of Brookville High School, class of 1958. On June 25, 1960, Pete married Virginia Schantz at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in New Alsace.  He worked at Fernald from 1959-1964 and then Monsanto for 33 years.  Pete was a member of All Saints Parish-St. Paul Campus, the Batesville K of C Council 1461, and the North Dearborn Conservation Club.  He enjoyed making wine, playing cards, dancing, watching sports and attending church festivals.  On Saturday, January 25, 2020 at the age of 80, he passed away at his residence with loved ones by his side.Those surviving who will cherish Pete’s memory include his loving wife of almost 60 years, Virginia Back; one son, Kevin (Kevin) Back of Lakeland, FL; three daughters, Karen Lozier of Fishers, Kaye Johnson of Burlington, KY, and Kristie (Scott) Gabbard of West Harrison; grandchildren, Brittany (Jason) Moon, Victoria (Coty) Williamson, Bradley Lozier, Vanessa Johnson, and Marissa Gabbard, and two great-grandsons, Vincent and Lincoln Moon.  Also surviving are four brothers, Paul (Ruth) Back, Harold (Donna) Back, David Back, and Charles Back, Jr., all of Brookville, and one sister, Marlene (Art) Hoog of St. Leon.  Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Marjorie Lehane, Dorothy Giesting, and Virginia Huff, and four brothers, Jerome, Albert, John and Clarence Back.Friends may visit with the family on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 from 4 until 8 p.m. at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 107 W. Vine Street, Sunman with Rosary beginning at 3:30 p.m.    Fr. Jonathan Meyer will officiate a Mass of Christian burial on Wednesday at 10 a.m. at All Saints Parish-St. Paul Campus, New Alsace with burial following in the church cemetery.In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be directed to the Batesville K of C Patio Roof Fund, St. Paul Campus Cemetery, or to the Clara A. Back Memorial Scholarship Fund c/o the Franklin County Community Foundation.   To sign the online guestbook or to leave personal memories please visit www.cookrosenberger.com.  The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the family of Victor “Pete” Back.last_img read more

Bucksport Wallops MDI

first_img Latest Posts House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014 Bio admin Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015 Latest posts by admin (see all) State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015 BUCKSPORT — On May 6, the Bucksport Bucks easily outpaced the Trojans for a 21-0 win. Buck Abby Yeo chucked a one-hitter and got six strikeouts to anchor the Bucks defense. Baily Blair tagged two doubles, a triple, a single and six RBIs to lead the Bucks’ offensive attack. Bucksport’s Emily Lenore got five hits, including a home run, and Katlynn Williams hit two doubles and two singles. The Bucks got a total of 26 hits against the TrojansThe sole hit for MDI came from Taylor Walls. For more sports stories, pick up a copy of the Mount Desert Islander. This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

Pakistan Players Want To Play Like Virat Kohli: Younis Khan

first_imgLondon: They might be arch-rivals on the field, but the relationship between Indian and Pakistani players is no different than that of other international players and that was highlighted once again by former Pakistan skipper Younis Khan on Sunday. A backbone of the Pakistan middle-order during his playing days, Younis even went a step further and said that there are many budding cricketers in his country who even look to emulate the India captain.“Virat Kohli is also loved by Pakistanis. Today, many Pakistan players want to play like Kohli and be fit like him and have his body language. Even in the Asia Cup where he did not play, the stadiums weren’t jampacked. He is a big factor for India in the World Cup,” Younis Khan said at the India Today show Salaam Cricket 2019. Earlier, speaking on the much spoken about rivalry, Kohli had said: “I think India-Pakistan is always a much anticipated match. We keep saying again and again. If you ask the players, it’s very different from how the fans feel. Yes, we feel the anticipation and excitement when we enter the stadium. But as soon as you enter the field, it’s very professional.” IANSAlso Read: SPORTS NEWSlast_img read more

‘The Avenue’ Central London announced as new home for William Hill Tech & Marketing

first_imgShare SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 Share FTSE-listed bookmaker William Hill is set to open its new technology and marketing dedicated office at ‘The Avenue’ on Tottenham Court Road in Central London.The bookmaker will move its technology development and online marketing operations within the new building operated by commercial real-estate developer Exemplar and property investment firm Ashby Capital.The Avenue a 30,000 sq ft office building, finished its completion last March, William Hill technology and marketing divisions will be sharing the building space with international flights and holiday comparison website SkyScanner.A William Hill statement detailed “The Avenue is an exceptional building in an area with a strong and growing appeal, and we look forward to moving the relevant online marketing and technology teams to the new London hub.”Following a review of its operations, William Hill announced last June that it would be shutting down its Tel Aviv technology division, making approximately 200 staff members redundant.At the time, William Hill governance detailed that it was seeking a new direction for its development and product arms, with the bookmaker further stating that its technology operations would be split between a new Central London office and cost effective technology hub in Krakow (Poland). Related Articles William Hill accelerates transformation agenda to overcome COVID realities August 5, 2020 StumbleUpon Submit Gamesys tops list for GambleAware Q1 donations July 10, 2020last_img read more