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Telly Leung, Josh Young & More Join The Secret Garden Anniversary Concert

first_img The complete cast is now set for the 25th anniversary concert presentation of The Secret Garden. Allegiance’s Telly Leung, Josh Young, Fun Home’s Oscar Williams, The Book of Mormon’s Nikki Renée Daniels and more will join the lineup that includes Sydney Lucas, Sierra Boggess, Daisy Eagan, Ben Platt and Ramin Karimloo. The event is set for February 21 and 22 at Lincoln Center’s David Geffen Hall.Leung, Young, Williams and Daniels take on the roles of Fakir, Captain Albert Lennox, Colin Craven and Rose Lennox, respectively. Also joining are Quentin Earl Darrington (Ragtime) as Major Holmes, Julie Halston (You Can’t Take It With You) as Mrs. Winthrop, Jamie Jackson (Doctor Zhivago) as Lieutenant Shaw, Anisha Nagarajan (Bombay Dreams) as Ayah, John Riddle (The Visit) as Lieutenant Wright, Haley Swindal (Jekyll & Hyde) as Alice and Josh Tower (Motown) as Major Shelley.Stafford Arima directs the Manhattan Concert Productions staging, which will feature the New York City Chamber Orchestra and a 200-voice chorus.The musical features a score by Lucy Simon and a book and lyrics by Marsha Norman. Orphaned while living in India, 10 year-old Mary Lennox returns to Yorkshire, England to live with her embittered, reclusive uncle Archibald, whom she has never met. There, the ill-tempered and lonely Mary meets Martha, a chambermaid, who tells her of a secret garden which belonged to her aunt Lily before she died. Telly LeungPhoto by Bruce Glikas View Commentslast_img read more

Pulling privet

first_imgAs important as weather and water, a gardener needs tools to get the job done. Walter Reeves unearths the right ones on the next “Gardening in Georgia with Walter Reeves” July 9 and 12.”Gardening in Georgia” airs on Georgia Public Broadcasting stations across Georgia each Wednesday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 12:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Pulling Chinese privet at his family’s farm won’t be easy, but Reeves has some secret weapons to show to help uproot the devilish shrub. Not one to waste, he’ll use his neighbors old mailbox to store useful garden items, too.He’ll use his favorite tools to keep crepe myrtles, flowering cherry and crabapple trees manageable by controlling root suckers or small limbs.Karen Park Jennings from Park Seed in South Carolina will show a dazzling array of edible plants, like purple basil and white-skinned cucumbers.While they aren’t typically easy to identify, spittle bugs leave telltale signs on plants with their characteristic foamy exterior. Reeves will explain how to watch for them.“Gardening in Georgia” is coproduced by the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and GPB. It’s underwritten by McCorkle Nurseries and the Georgia Urban Agriculture Council.Learn more about the show and download useful publications at the Web site read more

Weekend Pick: Cupp Run Challenge

first_imgOne of Snowshoe’s oldest traditions, the Cupp Run Challenge, is this Monday, February 3rd. We realize this isn’t exactly on a weekend, but it’s worth checking out!The event is a giant slalom for skiers and snowboarders down the legendary (you guessed it) Cupp Run, which is 1500 vertical feet and nearly one mile in length. If you’re interested in saving a bit of time, sign up now online. Otherwise, you can register on Sunday, February 2nd, from 6:30-8:00pm in The Shavers Center, or on race day from 7:30-9:00am.The entry fee is $30 for all competitors. There are six age group categories for men and women. All participants are required to wear bibs and helmets. There will be a course inspection from 9:00-10:00am with the race starting at 10:15am right at the top of Cupp Run.There will be an awards ceremony roughly an hour after the race is over at The Connection. It should be sometime between 3:30-4:00pm.last_img read more

Foundation seeks director applicants

first_imgFoundation seeks director applicants January 1, 2006 Regular News Foundation seeks director applicants The Florida Bar Foundation is seeking eight applicants for its board of directors for terms starting in July under the Florida Supreme Court approved governance plan. The plan calls for 18 members of the Foundation board to be selected equally by the Florida Supreme Court, The Florida Bar Board of Governors, and the board of directors of the Foundation. Applicants for the at-large positions who are members of the Bar also must be members of the Foundation at the beginning of their term in office. Foundation members include annual contributors, Foundation Fellows, and participants in IOTA.Six of the 18 at-large seats will be filled for three-year terms beginning July 1, 2006. The positions currently are held by: Michael A. Bander, Miami, Kelley C. Howard, Tampa (Florida Supreme Court appointees), Jack P. Brandon, Lake Wales, Michael J. Faehner, Sarasota (Florida Bar Board of Governors appointees), Michael P. Stafford, Uniondale, New York, John A. Yanchunis, Tampa (Foundation appointees). Because of term limits, Howard and Brandon are not eligible for an additional term.The Foundation also is seeking two public members for the board. Two of the public member seats currently are held by Maria E. Henderson, Tallahassee, and Royce B. Walden, Orlando. Both Henderson and Walden are eligible to serve a second term. A joint Bar/Foundation Nominating Committee will consider public member applications. The board must have at least two public members and may include up to four. In addition to Henderson and Walden, one new public member was selected by the joint committee for a two-year term beginning in 2005.Since 1981, the Foundation has been the administrator of the Florida Supreme Court’s IOTA Program. The Foundation board also oversees the Foundation’s formal fundraising program, sets investment policies, Foundation policies generally, and adopts the annual operating budget.Applications for positions to be filled by the Supreme Court and the Foundation (at-large seats), or the joint Bar/Foundation nominating committee (public member seats) may be obtained from the executive director of The Florida Bar Foundation, Suite 405, 109 East Church Street, Orlando 32801-3440, or downloaded from the Foundation’s Web site at under the Governance section. Completed applications for these seats must be received by the Foundation by February 8. (The Florida Bar will give separate notice for the two positions to be filled by the Board of Governors. See next notice, below.)The Florida Bar Foundation board of directors embraces the concept of diversity. A diverse membership makes the board stronger, and its work for the Foundation more relevant to the society in which we live. The Foundation strongly encourages minorities, women, and persons with disabilities to apply for service on the board. To help achieve the broadest participation, The Florida Bar Foundation “Expense Reimbursement Policy” provides modest reimbursement of reasonable out-of-pocket expenses incurred during board service for attorney members, and full reimbursement of reasonable out-of-pocket expenses incurred during board service for public members and members of the judiciary.Applicants will be advised in writing by May 15 of action taken by the selecting authorities.last_img read more

Millennials lean more on parents

first_imgby: Hadley MalcolmMillennials aren’t moochers – it’s just a lot harder for them to become financially independent at the same pace their parents did, a new survey says.Both Millennials and their parents agree on that, according to a USA TODAY/Bank of America Better Money Habits survey of 1,000 Millennials, 18-34, and 1,005 parents of Millennials.Today’s young adults are three times as likely to say they got a lot of financial help from their parents when they were starting out, compared to what their parents say they got at the same age – 36% vs. 12% – the survey finds. And 40% of Millennials say they still get money from their parents; the majority are younger Millennials, 18-25, but 22% of 26-34 year-olds say they receive financial help. Even among Millennials who are married or living with a partner, a fifth continue to get help paying for things.“A lot of today’s Millennials are dealing with a lot of financial factors that their parents, and certainly adults in America, did not have to contend with a generation or two ago,” says Lynnette Khalfani-Cox, an author and personal finance expert who runs the site continue reading » 5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Top 5 Reasons to head to Mini-MAC

first_imgMini-MAC is a one-day, workshop-style conference, that will be hosted on November 8 at the California and Nevada Credit Union League Office in Ontario, CA. Session topics include: “Using Big Data to Make Big Gains,” presented by Nate Derby, Chief Data Scientist from Stakana Analytics in Seattle, WA; “Financial Education Through Engaging Storytelling: A Case Study,” presented by Joy Tafarella from CalPoly Federal Credit Union and Tim McAlpine of Currency; “Hands-On Strategies for Credit Union Innovation: A Marketer’s Toolkit,”presented by Innovation Strategist, Lamar Heyward of Local Government Federal Credit Union in Raleigh, NC; and “Culture, Branding and Creativity: Fostering an Agency Environment in your Marketing Department,” a panel discussion with the credit union marketers who have done it.1. Networking:Make connections you can’t get without talking to and hearing from other credit union marketers. Even virtual attendees will have the opportunity to chime in and participate in the discussion.2. Recharge:Exchange ideas and learn new ones to inspire yourself and your team.3. Meet expert influencers:What’s really happening outside your little bubble? Learn from industry knowledge-seekers and experts on what it takes to bring new focus to your work, and to separate your credit union from the crowd.4. Invest in yourself:You’re worth it! You want to learn, you have things you want to get better at…so come on…pull the trigger. Invest in yourself, get your mojo cookin’ and take the lead on new initiatives that have been floundering on a list for years.5. Get a tattoo:Well…that one is probably up for discussion. but you’ll want to have some fun — and the other four reasons you just read will guaranty you’ll leave wanting more. Which is why if you attend mini MAC, you’ll receive a special, one-time offer and discount on your registration for the 2017 MAC Conference in Austin, TX.The annual mini MAC workshop is available to both MAC members and non-members, and is available via live streaming for anyone who can’t travel to Ontario, CA. The focus is on provocative topics and strategies credit union marketers can take back and immediately implement. To register for mini MAC and find out more about what MAC has to offer, visit 69SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

African churches swap holy water for hand sanitizer, crowds for videos

first_imgGlobally, measures by authorities have included closing or limiting worship, disrupting Sunday services just before Easter.So far the confirmed incidence of the disease in Africa has been relatively small – almost 1,200 cases and more than 30 deaths, compared with a worldwide total that has reached more than 305,000 cases, with more than 13,000 deaths.But part of Africa’s battle to stop the virus from taking hold could be fought in its churches. It has the highest number of Christians of any continent, 631 million people as of 2018, or 45% of the continent’s population, according to the Center for the Study of Global Christianity.As worshippers trickled into services across the continent on Sunday morning, temperatures were taken, hands were sanitized and people sat apart. In some places, measures were more extreme.In Sierra Leone, which has included religious services in a list of banned gatherings, churches in the capital Freetown stood empty on Sunday. Some parishes found ways to broadcast their services so people could worship from home.An empty cathedral Behind the locked doors of Sacred Heart Cathedral in downtown Freetown, the country’s oldest Catholic church, a priest and his deputy delivered a sermon to an empty room.A camera broadcast the sermon live over Facebook, while a microphone relayed the audio to Radio Maria — a church sponsored station broadcasting across the city.”People need to hear the word of God now more than ever,” said Father John Peter Bebeley who manages the radio station. “If we can play our part in keeping this virus at bay while also providing consolation to people in these trying times, we have every responsibility to do that.”Similar scenes have played out across the continent.Churches in Ghana, South Africa, Liberia and other countries are moving to radio, television and the internet.”If I go out there and I am infected, I won’t have the opportunity to worship God next,” said Chika Paul-Oboh, a finance manager in Nigeria’s commercial capital Lagos.”If I can stay alive to worship God, any medium is fine.”Some worshippers disagreed with that stance.”Nothing can stop me from not being in church,” said Anna Ohere, a salon manager, who attends and works at another church in the Nigerian capital of Abuja.”I must be in church to serve my God, I can’t be at home because of any one disease.”Thousands at Abuja church On Sunday, thousands of people in Abuja flocked to the 100,000-capacity Dunamis Glory Dome, a squat, sprawling monolith.The service, which was live-streamed on YouTube, was in open defiance of a government ban on gatherings of 50 people or more.People stood side by side for hours, singing hymns and listening to the pastor, Paul Enenche, sermonize on the dangers of plagues. He acknowledged the ban on gatherings and the effects of coronavirus on Christianity everywhere.”In most parts of the world churches are closed completely, but that devil is a liar,” Enenche said. “Church is our only hope. God is our only hope.”However, the church will move towards home services for small groups and online worship, he said.He also announced a possible solution to skirt the ban on large gatherings: erecting canopies that would each hold 50 people.  Topics :center_img Hand sanitizer replaced holy water at Nairobi’s Holy Family Basilica Catholic Church, and attendance was far lower than usual, but Sunday Mass went ahead. “God’s intention is that we worship him in the church,” preached Father David Kamumue to about 300 people, instead of his usual congregation of some 5,000.”Let us pray. May God keep us safe.” In Kenya, where there have been seven confirmed cases of coronavirus, the government has imposed restrictions including closing schools and has urged people to practice social distancing as it tries to prevent the disease from spreading.Later on Sunday, Health Minister Mutahi Kagwe announced at a news conference that all religious gatherings were banned indefinitely. That tightened up a previous request by authorities for churches to limit crowds as much as possible.last_img read more

Eight Indonesians involved in discovery of giant gas field in Turkey’s Black Sea

first_imgEight Indonesian engineers working aboard Turkey’s first oil and gas drilling vessel, Fatih, took part in the exploration that led to the recent discovery of a vast natural gas reserves in the country’s Black Sea.The discovery of the 320 billion cubic meters of natural gas at the Tuna-1 well, located around 100 nautical miles off Turkey’s Black Sea coast, was announced by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Aug. 21.“Not many people have the knowledge and experiences in wireline drilling, that is why we are hired to work here and to train the local staff [in Turkey],” said Beni Kusuma Atmaja, 30, a wireline drilling engineer from the Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) in West Java. Wire drilling is mostly used for ultra-deep boreholes, which provides the most efficient core sample extraction from the rock mass for oil and natural gas discovery.Beni and seven other Indonesians, namely Randyka Komala, 33; Bahriansyah Hutabarat, 41; Rifani Hakim, 43; Dian Suluh Priambodo, 33; Hardiyan, 42; Indra Ari Wibowo, 30; and Ravi Mudiatmoko, 42, were listed as expert staff working for Turkiye Petrolleri Offshore Technology Center belonging to Turkey’s national oil company, Turkish Petroleum (TPAO).“The contribution given by these eight young Indonesians needs to be appreciated. It should be an example for young people in Indonesia to pursue wider knowledge and achieve great things,” said the Indonesian consul general in Istanbul, Imam As’ari.Imam added that Beni and his colleagues had proved how Indonesians could also be competitive in the labor market of high-tech industries.“It has become a commitment of the Indonesian Consulate General in Istanbul to enhance the number of formal and skilled workers from Indonesia in Turkey,” he said.President Erdogan also thanked and congratulated all stakeholders who took part in the discovery. He said he expected the gas field to start operations in 2023 to coincide with Turkey’s 100-year anniversary.Topics :last_img read more

Stylish haven for family in Logan Reserve

first_imgThe home at 30 Stoneleigh Reserve Blvd, Logan Reserve.THIS near-new home has been a sanctuary for homeowner Lauren Torrance for the past three years. The mum of one said she had the property at 30 Stoneleigh Reserve Boulevard, Logan Reserve built by Plantation Homes to include a beautiful kitchen, space for family living and easy indoor-outdoor flow. “When the house was built I got all the upgrades Plantation Homes offered,” Ms Torrance said.The lowset home has an open-plan living, dining and kitchen area that opens through sliding timber and glass doors to the outdoor entertaining area. The lounge room at 30 Stoneleigh Reserve Blvd, Logan Reserve.“My favourite room would be the living area. It’s a really good space for us to come together as a family,” Ms Torrance said. “I also do a lot of entertaining so it’s good to open up the living area and flow out the back.“My daughter also has her down space and I have my space so we don’t step on each other’s toes.” Ms Torrance said the home would suit a family that liked to entertain. The kitchen at 30 Stoneleigh Reserve Blvd, Logan Reserve.The modern kitchen has stone countertops, an island bench, walk-in pantry and stainless steel appliances. There is a walk-in robe and ensuite with large shower, twin basins and separate toilet to the master bedroom and the remaining bedrooms have built-in wardrobes. The family bathroom has a separate shower and bath and there is a spacious laundry between the kitchen and double lockup garage. More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020There is also a media room for those family movie nights and, outside, there is a spacious patio and a water feature. The outdoor at 30 Stoneleigh Reserve Blvd, Logan Reserve.“It’s a home that has everything you could want and it’s also really low maintenance,” he said.“It still feels like a new home and it’s in a really nice area. “I’m going to miss my neighbours.” The home is being marketed by Paul Penklis of Ray White Logan City. The floorplan of 30 Stoneleigh Reserve Blvd, Logan Reserve.last_img read more

Heskin buoyed by X-ray results

first_img Press Association Adrian Heskin appears to have escaped serious injury after he suffered a fall for a second day running at Cork. Heskin went to Cork University Hospital to have X-rays taken for a possible lung issue, believed to have been sustained after a fall from Sophie’s Work at Down Royal on Saturday. But the jockey said: “I’m a bit sore, but they (the X-rays) were 100 per cent fine.” His agent, Garry Cribbin, expects his client to be fit enough to return to action at Fairyhouse on Tuesday. Cribbin said: “Knowing Adrian, he wouldn’t want to be sitting out for too long.” center_img The jockey was stood down for the rest of the meeting after being unshipped from Safe Exit on the way to the start ahead of a maiden hurdle over two and a half miles. It was bad luck on the rider as he had won the previous race on Martello Tower for his new retainer, owner Barry Connell. last_img read more