Hot Shot! Lost Girls Gets Ready to Find Itself Off-Broadway

first_imgMCC’s Lost Girls, which reunites Small Engine Repair playwright John Pollono with director Jo Bonney, is gearing up to play the Lucille Lortel Theatre. Here’s a quick peek into the rehearsal room at the company: L-R: Meghann Fahy, Piper Perabo, playwright John Pollono, director Jo Bonney, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Lizzy DeClement, Josh Green and Tasha Lawrence. Catch this hard-hitting drama about a missing teen and her now-divorced parents starting on October 21. View Commentslast_img read more

2005 D.W. Brooks

first_imgBy Stephanie SchupskaUniversity ofGeorgiaOne man’s legacy of service, dedication and innovation continued in Athens, Ga., Oct. 3 as four University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences faculty members received the D.W. Brooks Awards for Excellence.Brooks, founder of Gold Kist Inc. and Cotton States Mutual Insurance Companies, was an advisor on agriculture and trade issues to seven U.S. presidents. Although he died in 1999, his promotion of agriculture lives on through the people honored Monday.The 2005 winners are Karl Espelie, teaching; Andrew Paterson, research; Phillip Roberts, extension; and Mary White, public service extension programs. Each received $5,000 in recognition of their excellent work in their fields.The awards program, in the Georgia Center for Continuing Education, included the annual Brooks lecture, given this year by Judith Stern, a University of California at Davis professor of nutrition and internal medicine, on fighting obesity. Espelie, a CAES entomology professor, has taught thousands of UGA students since joining the faculty in 1986. Besides teaching courses in entomology and honors biology, Espelie advises 300 biology and premedicine majors in the honors program as the CAES premed advisor. In 2004, all seven students he helped apply to the Medical College of Georgia were admitted.In 2005, Espelie was named the UGA outstanding faculty advisor and awarded a certificate of merit from the National Academic Advising Association. He received the Lothar Tresp Outstanding Honors Professor Teaching Award in 1996, 2000 and 2003, a recognition that comes from the brightest and most demanding CAES students. Besides teaching and advising, Espelie gives lectures and demonstrations each year to elementary school students.Paterson, an internationally recognized plant genomics authority, is director of the UGA Plant Genome Mapping Laboratory, which comprises about 40 UGA research scientists. He is also director of the National Science Foundation Comparative Grass Genomics Center and the USDA-IFAFS Center on Reducing the Genetic Vulnerability of Cotton and co-director of the Genes for Georgia Initiative.He is most widely recognized for his expertise in applying modern technologies to genome mapping and QTL localization. His work addresses the fundamental questions on the structure and organization of crop genomes.Roberts, an associate professor of entomology, is widely known as one of the nation’s leading cotton entomologists. He leads one of the strongest multidisciplinary cotton insect pest management programs in the United States. His approach provides superior educational programs to Georgia cotton farmers, county agents, industry associates and farm consultants.In the Southeast, insect pests are often the most limiting factor in cotton production. The overall excellence and breadth of Roberts’ program has helped keep the Georgia cotton industry economically viable. His role on the UGA cotton team has become even more important as insect control issues become more complex due to transgenic crop opportunities and liabilities and continuing changes in farming practices.Over the past 10 years, White designed and taught more than 500 hours of parenting education to at-risk families and teen parents. As a family and consumer sciences Extension agent for Candler and Emanuel counties, she wrote 24 “Tips for Parents” pamphlets, which are available nationwide through the Extension Web site. She also teaches and facilitates more than 30 hours of childcare training each year. Her efforts have doubled the number of licensed caregivers in Candler County and led to the certification of more than 500 area childcare providers.To reach the at-risk people of her counties, White focuses more than 40 percent of her programs on low-income, parenting, school success and health-related topics. She is known nationally for programs that develop youth potential and improve the lives of at-risk families and consumers. She was recognized statewide for leading the Emanuel County Fitness Challenge, a six-week walking program for more than 700 adults and teens. She developed and teaches a yearly nutrition and health series, too, for all preschool students in Candler and Emanuel counties.(Stephanie Schupska is a news editor with the University ofGeorgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)last_img read more

Report: Offshore Wind Can Produce ‘Civilization-Scale Power’

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Science Magazine:Floating wind turbines at sea could create up to three times as much electricity as turbines on land, increasing the energy potential for a technology that has yet to be proven at scale, a new study suggests.Scientists at the Carnegie Institution for Science in Palo Alto, California, wanted to know whether turbines installed in the open ocean—where air currents are 70% stronger than on land—would also face wind shadow problems. So they conducted virtual experiments using a climate model, and in today’s issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences atmospheric scientist Anna Possner and climatologist Ken Caldiera report that turbines placed in the North Atlantic could produce three times as much power as an existing wind farm in Kansas of similar size. Driving this greater potential are wintertime low-pressure systems, which occur more frequently at sea than land. They efficiently mix energy from fast, upper level winds down to the surface of the ocean, speeding surface winds. That means offshore wind turbines in close proximity would still encounter each other’s wind shadow, the authors write, but the wind speed would recover because of the replenished energy, allowing for sustained high power.The authors say their findings should spur companies to try to overcome those obstacles, however, estimating that offshore wind farms in the North Atlantic alone “could potentially provide civilization-scale power.”More: Offshore wind farms have powerful advantage over land-based turbines, study finds Report: Offshore Wind Can Produce ‘Civilization-Scale Power’last_img read more

Why not you?

first_imgby: Anthony DemangoneLeading a company isn’t easy.Things are stacked up against you. Regulations. Competition. Not enough time. Not enough resources.There are many reasons why you might not succeed.But then I love stories like this one. Business Insider found a number of old photos of Apple employees at the “beginning.” continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img

U.S. Census: New York population decreased

first_imgENDICOTT (WBNG) – The latest U.S. Census has released statistics showing New York State had the nation’s largest population decrease figure between 2018 and 2019. Harris says the decrease is nothing new, but there is a sense of hesitancy to it now given the current economic climate. As for why the decline occurred, Harris had a few suggestions, including something as simple as nice weather. “Federal tax changes that could be a possibility. It’s very superficial, but it’s easier to live in a warmer climate, there’s less to consider especially if you aren’t snow-able or snow-ready,” Harris said. “Obviously if you don’t have an individual here working and spending, we’ll have less in our coffers.” A total of 76,790 people left the state during that period of time, a 0.4 percent drop. “It’s been a constant drain unfortunately, it’s showing up in our labor force counts, and it’s more dramatic now with our economy being where it’s at and our demand for labor being so high,” Harris said. But despite all of these factors, the economist is optimistic about his state’s ability to combat the population decrease. “It is an eye-catching number, just as far as the negative side to it,” said regional economist Christian Harris who works for the New York State Department. “So my mind wanders to, ‘is this a demographic thing? Why would the state kind of change it’s direction a little bit?” “On a percentage basis, it’s kind of small. I have noticed communities that have a university system embedded in there, their population decline has been less dramatic,” Harris said. “There’s a number of opportunities here locally, we’ll see what hemp brings us her locally, as far as agriculture, manufacturing, distribution.”last_img read more

Cooper Energy raises cash for Sole gas project

first_imgAustralian oil & gas company Cooper Energy has raised A$98 million from completion of institutional entitlement offer, part of which will be used for the Sole and Casino Henry projects. Both gas projects are located offshore Australia. Earlier this week, Cooper declared a final investment decision (FID) for the Sole gas project, which would develop the Sole gas field located in VIC/ L32 in the Gippsland Basin offshore Victoria to supply 25 PJ per year to gas users in south-east Australia. Cooper Energy is the 100% interest holder in the Sole gas field.Come Thursday and Cooper informed it had completed the institutional component of its fully underwritten accelerated non-renounceable 2-for-5 pro-rata entitlement offer with strong support from shareholders and new investors.The institutional entitlement offer raised A$97.9 million at an offer price of A$0.295 per new share.The offer and the retail entitlement were conducted as part of the A$400 million finance package for the Sole gas project and other opportunities and commitments in its portfolio.The finance package, which also included a fully underwritten A$250 million senior secured bank debt facility and a A$15 million working capital facility, enabled declaration of the FID for the Sole project, which is now fully funded. It is also expected to fund a range of other value adding initiatives including work in the Otway Basin that will enable acceleration of gas production from the Casino Henry gas project.Cooper Energy Managing Director, David Maxwell, said: “To have achieved FID for the Sole project and secured funding for our commitment and opportunities with such firm support from our institutional shareholders is very pleasing.”New shares issued under the offer will rank equally with existing shares on issue and are expected to settle on Thursday, September 7, 2017. New shares will be allotted on September 8 and will start trading on a normal settlement basis on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) on the same day.last_img read more

Convicted Child Molester Sentenced

first_imgDEARBORN COUNTY, Ind. — A convicted child molester in Dearborn County was sentenced to a long stay in prison yesterday. A judge sentenced Steven Rekowski to 170.5 years in prison. Rekowski was charged with molesting four different children ages 4 to 10, and it is believed that there could have been more. Rekowski was arrested after a friend found child pornography on his cell phone.last_img

Roma: US billionaire completes €591m takeover

first_img Read Also: Barcelona sporting director survives sack attempt Houston-based Friedkin is the chief executive of a consortium notably involved in the automotive and hotel and entertainment industry. The Friedkin Group have through Romulus and Remus Investments LLC, purchased the 86.6 percent majority stake in Roma, and will launch a mandatory tender offer for the remaining 13.4 percent of share capital, the club said in a statement. Friedkin takes over from Pallotta as club chairman, in a new executive committee which includes his son Ryan, with Guido Fienga remaining on as CEO. Pallotta bought two-thirds of the club’s shares in 2012, but had 100 percent ownership since 2014. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… “We are delighted to join the AS Roma family,” said Friedkin. “As one fan wrote recently, ‘Take our iconic club and make it one of the greatest names in world football. We intend to do just that. Our commitment to Roma is total. We will be very present in Rome, a city that holds a special place in our hearts, as we embark on this exciting journey. “Our vision for the club and the team is to favour a sustainable and long-term investment approach rather than quick fixes. We recognise that we have been entrusted with a team. which represents a vital part of the soul of Rome, and this is a responsibility that we will always take very seriously and humbly.”center_img US billionaire Dan Friedkin promised to turn Roma into “one of the greatest names in world football” after completing his €591 million ($700 million) purchase of the Italian club on Monday. Friedkin, 54, takes over the Serie A side after nine-years under the ownership of fellow American James Pallotta, 62. Promoted Content10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By OdeithThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthWhy Go Veg? 7 Reasons To Do ThisTop 9 Scariest Haunted Castles In EuropeYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?Who’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?The Highest Paid Football Players In The Worldlast_img read more

Talks resume over N’Diaye future

first_img The 24-year-old Frenchman, who spent the second half of last season on loan to Spanish club Real Betis, has attracted interest from Betis, Celta Vigo and Elche in recent months. But despite agreeing a fee – understood to be in the region of £2million – with the Black Cats some time ago, Betis were unable to table personal terms which were acceptable to N’Diaye. However, it is understood a further round of talks is due to get under way with no other suitor having pushed home their interest. Sunderland are keen to offload the player, signed in January 2013 by then manager Martin O’Neill, as they re-shape their squad after last season’s remarkable fight for Barclays Premier League survival. They have already signed seven new players and have high hopes of adding to that list as sporting director Lee Congerton and head coach Gus Poyet focus on their remaining targets with the closure of the summer transfer window looming. However, the likes of N’Diaye, fellow midfielder Cabral and central defender Modibo Diakite, none of whom have been given squad numbers for the new season, are expected to leave. The rebuilding plan is being complicated somewhat by the Black Cats’ pursuit of top target Fabio Borini, who remains frustratingly out of their grasp. The Borini camp has indicated the Italian wants to fight for his place at Liverpool this season, having enjoyed a successful campaign at the Stadium of Light last time around, and the collapse of Brendan Rodgers’ move for QPR frontman Loic Remy has weakened Sunderland’s armoury. Poyet has been bullish about getting his man in recent days, but the point where the club will have to admit defeat and move on to other options should no deal be struck is fast approaching. Press Associationcenter_img Sunderland midfielder Alfred N’Diaye could finally be on his way out of the club as talks resume over his future. last_img read more

Mimosa sparkling for Lonsdale

first_imgPat Smullen hopes previous experience of York stands Pale Mimosa in good stead for her crack at Friday’s Weatherbys Hamilton Insurance Lonsdale Cup. Dermot Weld’s mare won the Galtres Stakes at the 2012 Ebor Festival and returns in tip-top form following an impressive victory in the Challenge Stakes at Leopardstown last month. Smullen said: “I think she goes there with every chance. She came out of Leopardstown well and she has course form, which always helps. It looks a very good race and she’s going to have to step up on what she’s done so far, but we think she can do that. Press Associationcenter_img “She doesn’t want the ground too firm. We took her out of the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot because the ground was too quick, so hopefully we get some of the showers that are forecast.” Pale Mimosa is joined on the trip across the Irish Sea by the Mick Halford-trained Certerach, who beat Cavalryman at the Dubai Carnival earlier in the year but was beaten into sixth by Pale Mimosa at Leopardstown last time. Halford said: “He travelled over on Wednesday and had a good trip. He’s in good form and hopefully they don’t get too much rain as he loves fast ground. “It’s a tough race with horses like Estimate and Cavalryman in there and he’ll need a career-best to win, but we’re hoping he’ll run well. last_img read more