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Lessons of the Week! Kristin Chenoweth, Aaron Tveit & More

first_imgIt’s Friday, which could only mean one thing: We’re ready to crawl into bed and obsessively refresh Aaron Tveit’s shiny new Twitter profile for the next 48 hours. OK, two things: It’s time for the Lessons of the Week! A lot of exciting news went down on the Great White Way over the last seven days, and we’re here to teach you all about it. Enjoy!We’re Following Aaron Tveit (Even More)Tweeting Tveitertots, rejoice! Official Broadway.com boyfriend Aaron Tveit has finally joined the Twittersphere! After clapping with one hand, doing a shower dance and, uh, just generally feeling things, we eventually pulled ourselves together to give him a follow. We can’t make any promises that our Tweet of the Week on the Broadway.com show will be anyone other than Mr. Tveit in the foreseeable future. Sorry, Laura.HBlix Should Bake the Worst Pies in LondonOn the latest episode of Renaissance Woman, Heidi Blickenstaff revealed that while she’s currently playing a woman in 16th-century London, she’d love to fast forward a couple centuries to play Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd. Maybe she can play Lovett opposite Daphne Rubin-Vega’s Sweeney-esque character in Empanada Loca. You know us, eminently practical and yet appropriate as always.Broadway Needs More R-E-S-P-E-C-THot off the heels of Gloria and Emilio Estefan, Aretha Franklin wants to see her life on the stage. We’re all for it, if only because A) “Natural Woman” deserves to be in multiple Broadway musicals, and B) we’d really like to see the Queen of Soul stop the show whenever she sees someone texting in the audience. Find out what it means to her. By the way, who do you think will star? Way ahead of you.J. Hud Has a Key Change DanceIf Jennifer Hudson does end up playing Aretha on stage, we suspect we’d be seeing this move a lot. The Oscar winner and her The Color Purple co-star Cynthia Erivo recently recorded an insane rendition of the show’s title anthem, and at every fierce key change, the Hudson showed off an equally fierce action. So, while you probably can’t belt like J. Hud, you can at least move your fingers like her.Jefferson Mays Is a Super VillainMonty Navarro may be the one offing his relatives one by one, but the D’Ysquiths have the last laugh. And it’s TERRIFYING. On his latest vlog episode, Gentleman’s Guide star Bryce Pinkham challenged his co-stars to laugh without smiling. Jefferson Mays was the only one who had no trouble. With his dapper suits, mastery of disguise and now this, we think Mays is hiding something…something evil.God Loves Network TVIt seems the Man upstairs has a type. After assuming the form of The Big Bang Theory Emmy winner Jim Parsons in An Act of God on Broadway, the Almighty will borrow the body of Will & Grace Emmy winner Sean Hayes for the show’s Los Angeles bow. Wait. Do they not have cable in Heaven? For the yet-to-be announced national tour, can You check to see if Jesse Tyler Ferguson is available?Wesley Taylor Is a Celeb MagnetAll the New York celebrities are flocking to…Hamilton photo ops Wesley Taylor’s benefit reading! The Broadway alum will reunite with his Addams Family co-star Nathan Lane, his Smash co-star Debra Messing, his Addams Family AND Smash bestie Krysta Rodriguez and a ton of other Big Apple big wigs, when a series of his short plays premiere. Has anyone asked Aaron Tveit yet? He’s now on Twitter.Cheno’s Still Embracing EvilKristin Chenoweth has definitely made us cry before with her beautiful soprano voice, but she hasn’t yet made us cry with a pair of tweezers. When the pocket diva paid Conan O’Brien a visit, she showed off her manscaping skills (neck up only) by plucking the crap out of those ginger eyebrows. Were those tears of joy over his new brows or tears of pain? Well, she is the Mistress of All Evil…Marlee Matlin Has a Tiny, Evil AdvisorIn addition to winning Tonys and Emmys and plucking eyebrows, Chenoweth has apparently taken up being a star manager. When Marlee Matlin was offered the chance to make her Broadway debut in Spring Awakening, she called two people: the Fonz and the Mistress of All Evil. They convinced her to take the part. Good work, Cheno, but don’t step on Rory O’Malley’s turf.Hugh Jackman Can Tap His HeelsHugh Jackman’s bringing Broadway to Oz back home! That’s right: the Tony winner, Oscar nominee and Broadway.com Audience Choice Award winner will play Dorothy in the previously announced Broadway revival of The Wiz! Wait. That can’t be right. OK, he’s returning to his home country of Australia to present a revamped version of his 2011 hit Back on Broadway. There’s no place like Oz, right, Hugh? View Comments Kristin Chenowethcenter_img Star Fileslast_img read more

9th Annual Rainforest Waters 11-race Cycling meet set for tomorrow

first_imgBANKS DIH, through its Rainforest Waters brand will sponsor the 9th annual 11-race Cycling meet tomorrow at the inner circuit of the National Park.Guyana’s top cyclists will assemble from 09:30hrs tomorrow for the event which is organised by National cycling coach Hassan Mohamed. They will compete for top honours and sprint prizes along with trophies.Last year’s winner was Curtis ‘Chappy’ Dey who took the feature 35-lap Schoolboys and Invitational race in one hour 14 minutes 56.09 seconds. Jamual John was second. Andrew Hicks, Christopher Griffith, Briton John and Silvio Innis placed third to sixth in that order.However, Dey has not climbed atop the podium in recent times and will be hoping that he can find form in time to retain his title. He will face tough challenges from Romello Crawford, Michael Anthony, Paul De Nobrega and Briton John.In the Boys and Girls 12, Steve Bhimsen was last year’s winner while David Hicks and Jonathan Ramsuchit were second and third respectively.Last year’s winner in the Veterans U-45 was Junior Niles, who will be looking to retain his title, Steve Ramsuchit and Clement Doris placed second and third last year.In the Over-50 category, Shameer Baksh was first with Linden Blackman and Kevin Jeffrey second and third.Briton John was the winner of the Juveniles race with Adealie Hodge and Hameswar Dhanai settling for second and third spots.last_img read more

Andrew Luck sighting: Colts quarterback warms up ahead of Week 2 preseason game

first_imgHe, of course, did not participate in the eventual 21-18 loss the the Browns. But he showed good movement as he moved laterally and stepped firmly into his throws.Andrew Luck was out warming up before the Browns/Colts game. 👀Good sign heading towards Week 1? – via Dan Graziano/ESPN (Instagram) pic.twitter.com/VGu2xraBai— Indy SportsOne (@IndySportsOne) August 17, 2019Here’s another angle: Related News Colts claim running back D’Onta Foreman off waivers Colts being cautious with Andrew Luck, cite Kevin Durant’s Achilles injury Andrew Luck is moving very well. Week 1 is a lock #Colts pic.twitter.com/ooNEKMdQKH— Roto Street Journal (@RotoStJournal) August 17, 2019The warmup doesn’t have an immediate effect on Luck’s possible return.Colts coach Frank Reich said after the game the team will evaluate Luck in the “next couple of days” and there’s “really no further update,” according to a report from ESPN.The report also noted:”(Luck’s) workout included footwork drills where he went side-to-side before attempting a pass. Luck’s had a difficult time with side-to-side movement due to the pain in his left ankle. … Luck, according to several people, has been doing workouts like that in private as he continues to work his way back from his calf and ankle injury. This next week is a big one for Luck.”The four-time Pro Bowl signal-caller is slated to start Week 1 of the regular season. Spencer Ware wants to keep playing, plans to reach injury settlement with Coltscenter_img Andrew Luck injury update: Colts QB could be ready for season opener, report says ALERT: Andrew Luck is on the field.The Colts quarterback is still rehabbing a calf-turned-ankle injury, but fans can rejoice after video surfaced Saturday of Luck’s pre-game warmup.  Indianapolis will likely make the decision after its third preseason game.”You have to be able to make a call and move from there,” Reich told reporters earlier in the week, “whether we’re full speed with Andrew after that third preseason game (Aug. 24) or if at that point we are going with (bacukp QB) Jacoby (Brissett).”last_img read more

Walcott shines as Arsenal trounce Benfica

first_imgLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Theo Walcott gave Arsene Wenger a timely reminder of his qualities with a brace in Arsenal’s 5-2 friendly thrashing of Benfica as Alexandre Lacazette made his Gunners home debut in the Emirates Cup on Saturday.Walcott is in danger of being reduced to a fringe figure following a disappointing campaign that ended with the England winger being left out of Arsenal’s FA Cup final win against Chelsea in May.As if that wasn’t depressing enough for Walcott, he has watched Wenger splash out a club record £52 million ($68 million) for Lyon striker Lacazette and make a so far unsuccessful attempt to sign Monaco winger Thomas Lemar. But, in his 11th year with Arsenal, 28-year-old Walcott served notice he isn’t going to be cast aside without a fight as he produced two clinical finishes and laid on the cross for a Lisandro Lopez own goal.Olivier Giroud and Alex Iwobi were also on target as Arsenal ran riot in their first match in the four-team friendly tournament at the Emirates Stadium.Lacazette, introduced to a huge roar, had few chances to impress in his brief cameo, but the France international is likely to start against Sevilla on Sunday.Franco Cervi and Eduardo Salvio were the scorers for Portuguese champions Benfica, who looked lost at the back following the sale of Sweden defender Victor Lindelof to Manchester United.Walcott started for Arsenal with Lacazette on the bench and wantaway forward Alexis Sanchez not due to return to training until Sunday after Confederations Cup duty with Chile. Walcott bagged his second in the 32nd minute, converting a Francis Coquelin cross from close range.Coquelin then limped off having been caught on the ankle earlier in the half and Benfica equalised in the 39th minute.Ainsley Maitland-Niles squandered possession outside the Arsenal penalty area and Pizzi pounced to set up Salvio, whose deflected effort beat Ospina.But Wenger’s side regained the lead in the 52nd minute when Walcott’s cross towards Giroud was deflected into his own net by the lunging Lisandro.Giroud then netted Arsenal’s fourth with a volleyed finish from promising youngster Reiss Nelson’s pin-point cross and Iwobi made it five with a ferocious strike into the roof of the net in the 70th minute.In Saturday’s other Emirates Cup match, Sevilla beat German Bundesliga runners-up RB Leipzig 1-0 thanks to Wissam Ben Yedder’s 34th-minute penalty.Share on: WhatsAppcenter_img But Walcott’s headline-grabbing show came after Arsenal fell behind in the 11th minute as Jonas set up Cervi to drill a low strike past David Ospina.Sead Kolasinac, a free transfer recruit from Schalke, made his reputation as a buccaneering left-back and, although the Bosnian was deployed in a back three by Wenger, he got forward to help Arsenal equalise in the 24th minute.Pressuring Pizzi into surrendering possession as the Benfica defender tried to shepherd the ball out of play inside his own area, Kolasinac saw goalkeeper Julio Cesar was out of position and chipped a cross towards Walcott, who volleyed home from 10 yards.last_img read more

Sadness In Halls of Mother Teresa School With News of Impending…

first_imgSome Talk of Bringing the School Back, Or Going CharterBy Joseph SapiaATLANTIC HIGHLANDS – Mother Teresa Regional School, a Roman Catholic Diocese of Trenton elementary school, is winding down its tenth – and final –year.On Jan. 15, the diocese announced it is closing the school because of declining enrollment and financial difficulties.“The rumors have been going around for some time,” said Alton W. Drake II, president of the school’s board.There is talk of somehow rejuvenating the school – approaching the diocese to reconsider or maybe even forming a charter school, Drake said.Either option seems a dream. Talking to the diocese means talking to the entity ordering the school closed and forming a charter school is a time-consuming process that would mean the school could not reopen until at least the 2017-2018 school year.Now, the school – which has 122 students in pre-kindergarten to 8th grade – is looking to help its students find new schools and its staff to find jobs, said Principal Thomas Sorci.“Our main concern was students,” Sorci said. “We wanted to make sure the (other) Catholic schools accommodate our kids.”Mother Teresa students can transfer to Holy Cross School, Rumson; St. Leo the Great in Lincroft, and St. Mary in Middletown; St. Benedict, Holmdel; and St. James, Red Bank.Thomas Sorci, principal of Mother Teresa Regional School in Atlantic Highlands, on the telephone in the school’s main office.“Some of the kids have looked at schools,” Sorci said. “Some of the families have decided where they want to go. Some have given up on Catholic education.”Area public schools are strong, so there will be positive education, Sorci said. But if the children go to public schools, they will “miss the Catholic element,” he said.Eighth grader Ryan Kennedy started at Mother Teresa in pre-kindergarten. He has never known another school. “I’m upset, I practically grew up here,” Ryan said. “Practically, this is my second family.”Next year, Ryan will attend Middletown High School South.“We’re the last graduating eighth grade class,” said Hannah Kahane, 14, who is going off to St. John Vianney High School in Holmdel.“Second is our teachers,” Sorci said. “I’ve written recommendations for every teacher that’s asked me.”“I’m so sad about it,” said art teacher Connie Jamele, 36. “I’ve worked at a lot of different schools, (but) I’ve never seen another school with that sense of community. I keep asking, ‘Is there anything I can do?’”Even the principal will be looking for work.“I have a lot of energy left,” said Sorci, 62, who assumed his post just two years ago. “I’d like to spend it in a Catholic school.”The school has a staff of about 15 full-time and 10 part-time staff, of which about three-quarters are teachers.Students and teachers looking for places to move to next year may hurt the school’s chances for a possible reopening.Kristina Pascucci, vice president of the Parent-Teacher Association at Mother Teresa Regional School in Atlantic Highlands, foreground, and Liz Clayton, PTA president, set up ice cream for students in the school cafeteria. Each has two children at the school. Photo: Joseph SapiaAs Liz Clayton, 38, mother of two children at the school and its Parent-Teacher Association president, said, “I think if it doesn’t happen right away, it’s not feasible because everyone’s going to have found a new home.”And moving to another Catholic school, in this age of Catholic school mergers and closings, is no guarantee of a child completing his or her Catholic education.“Some of them (parents) have been through it before,” school secretary Kelly Condon, 47, mother of two Mother Teresa students.Mother Teresa, itself, formed as a result of five elementary schools closing: St. Agnes, which previously occupied the building; Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Highlands; St. Ann, Keansburg; Holy Family, Union Beach-Hazlet; and St. Catherine Laboure, Middletown.The school, according to Sorci, generally maintained a balanced annual budget of $950,000, about one-third from tuition and about two-thirds through the support of its sponsor parishes: Our Lady of Perpetual Help-St. Agnes, St. Ann, St. Catherine Laboure and Holy Family.“We’re doing our part,” Clayton said. “I feel like we worked so hard and the diocese doesn’t care.”PTA President Clayton, Kristina Pascucci, 37, and Joanna Mass, 42, all mothers of two children in the school, hope to keep their kids in a Catholic school.But the school hit its minimum ideal enrollment of 220, set by the diocese, only once, in its first school year of 2006-2007, Sorci said.A diocesan press release announcing the closing attributed it to declining enrollment and financial strains by some of the supporting parishes. Diocesan spokeswoman Rayanne Bennett said the diocese had no comment beyond the press release.Sorci attributed enrollment decline to families being financially impacted and temporarily uprooted in 2012’s Super Storm Sandy, along with the school being high-risk for closing.“There was an uncertainty, ‘Why should we put our child in a school that could close?’” Sorci said.Another problem, Sorci said, was geographic location: Raritan Bay to the north, Atlantic Ocean to the east, meaning there was not a great radius to recruit Catholic children of elementary school age.School Board President Drake, meanwhile, retains hope to keep Mother Teresa or an offshoot going.“There’s a lot of excitement about closing the door and opening another door,” Drake said. “It’s important to gather our thoughts.“We have to be tactful,” Drake said. “Everybody calm down” – and, then, maybe approach the diocese.“We’ve discussed charter,” Drake said. “That’s a possibility.”The process to form a charter school, which uses public money, must be approved by the state Department of Education. A charter school, assuming everything went smoothly, could not be put in place until at least the 2017-2018 school year, said David Saenz Jr., an education department spokesman.Off the table is forming a privately operated Catholic school because the money is not there, Drake said.National Catholic Schools Week is Sunday, Jan. 31, to Saturday, Feb. 6. – and was being celebrated at Mother Teresa.“It’s just that we’re not going to open next year,” said Sorci. “It’s sad.”last_img read more

20-CENT GOLDEN PICK 6 HIT FOR $363,424 AT GOLDEN GATE FIELDS; TICKET PURCHASED ON-TRACK FOR JUST $9.60

first_imgAfter losing his 2015 debut – he finished second to G. G. Ryder in a one-mile allowance race on the turf on New Year’s Day – Pepper Crown is not expected to be the public’s choice in Saturday’s 1 1/16-mile allowance feature on Tapeta. Golden Gate Fields morning-line maker Steve Martinelli has Pepper Crown listed as the 3-1 third choice in the field of six behind 2-1 favorite G. G. Ryder and 5-2 second choice Tamarando.G. G. Ryder, who has seven victories in 15 career starts, and Tamarando, the 2014 El Camino Real Derby winner, are both trained by Jerry Hollendorfer. A jackpot-style wager held on the final six races each day, the Golden Pick Six is only paid in full when there is just one perfect ticket with all six winners. When there is more than one ticket with all six winners, 70 percent of the net pool is paid to those handicappers going 6-for-6 and the remaining 30 percent of the pool is carried over to the next racing day. Pepper Crown was sent to the gate at 10-1 in the $63,170 Rolling Green Stakes on Sept. 1 and paid $23.20 after winning the 1 1/16-mile turf race by a head over Salah Champ. Pepper Crown was 15-1 when he completed his stakes hat trick in the Grade 3 $100,315 Berkeley Handicap onNov. 30. Pepper Crown won the 1 1/16-mile race on the synthetic Tapeta racing surface by1 1/4 lengths over G. G. Ryder and paid $23.20.A California-bred son of Peppered Cat, Pepper Crown went 6-for-14 in 2014 with two seconds and two thirds, earning $272,937 on the year. First post Saturday is 12:45 p.m., and post time for the eighth race is 4:24 p.m. The field for the $33,000 allowance feature, in post position order with riders and morning-line odds, is as follows: Quick and Silver, Frank Alvarado, 7-2; G. G. Ryder, Ricardo Gonzalez, 2-1; Where’s Pepper, Carson Sullivan, 30-1; Pepper Crown, Juan Hernandez, 3-1; Tamarando, Russell Baze, 5-2; and Mobilized, Dennis Carr, 6-1. Since being hit for $8,391 on Dec. 27, the second day of the winter/spring meeting, there had been 31 consecutive racing days without a singular winning ticket. Although fans across the country can play the Golden Pick 6 via simulcast wagering, it’s likely a Bay Area resident got the money as the winning ticket was purchased at Golden Gate Fields. The drought came to an end Friday when one lucky handicapper correctly selected the following winners in the Golden Pick 6 sequence: Princess Ofst.jude ($61.00) in the second race, Awesome Silver ($9.20) in the third, Kat Proof ($7.00) in the fourth, Prince Charmant ($14.00) in the fifth, Kimnjet ($9.20) in the sixth, and Global Harbor ($9.00) in the seventh. Owned and bred by Alex Paszkeicz, Pepper Crown made his stakes debut in the Grade 3 $100,315 San Francisco Mile on April 26 and came from just off the pace to post the biggest upset in the 64-year history of the feature. Dismissed at odds of 46-1, Pepper Crown defeated6-5 favorite Summer Hit by three-quarters of a length in Northern California’s top turf race and paid $94.20. ALBANY – The 20-cent Golden Pick 6 was hit for $363,424 Friday at Golden Gate Fields when only one ticket nailed all six winners in races two through seven. The ticket was purchased on-track for just $9.60. There were no winning favorites in the Golden Pick 6 sequence.      Upset Specialist Pepper Crown Runs Saturday – The racehorse Pepper Crown, who will compete in the eighth race at Golden Gate Fields Saturday, can relate to the late, great comedian Rodney Dangerfield, whose signature line was, “I get no respect.” Pepper Crown won stakes after stakes at Golden Gate Fields last year while getting no respect from handicappers.last_img read more

Families on Skid Row to be targeted for services

first_imgConcerned by the large number of families living on Skid Row, the Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to direct officials to visit each shelter daily to ensure eligible families receive public benefits. Last December, the supervisors voted to declare zero-tolerance to families living on Skid Row and to provide them with an array of services. But in the first six months of the year, 358 families were contacted by the county’s Skid Row Outreach Team, including 199 families that declined referrals to county welfare offices for food stamps and hotel vouchers. “The environment has nothing positive about it,” board Chairwoman Gloria Molina said. “We know the number of sexual predators in the area, the derelicts, the drug abusers. It is not a place where a child should be.” Molina also directed the County Counsel’s Office to explore potential changes in the law that would allow the county to remove children from “neglectful and abusive” situations on Skid Row and place them in foster care. “Some people believe as long as the shelter and the child are clean there is nothing wrong with living on Skid Row,” Molina said. “I think those parents not willing to work with us may be subject to neglect laws. We need our lawyers to challenge whatever law it is to make those children safe.” Molina’s motion directs the Department of Children and Family Services to ensure that every child encountered on Skid Row is assessed and “appropriately referred.” Larry Adamson, president of The Midnight Mission, said the “very charged issue” boils down to what definition of abuse or neglect county officials would use in deciding whether to remove children from a homeless families. He said there are mentally ill parents who refuse county services and subject their children to living in a situation in most people’s minds that is abusive. “But if a mother is walking down the street with her children and doesn’t have a place to go, I don’t consider that abuse,” Adamson said. “I continuously balance that against the fact that we need to ensure children, if they are removed, are put in a foster system we can all have faith in as well, because it’s had its problems.” Troy Anderson, (213) 974-8985 [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Weeklast_img read more

How former Warriors G Leaguer Kendrick Nunn became a breakout rookie for the Miami Heat

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — Seeking to cash in a training camp invite last September, Kendrick Nunn strutted into the Warriors’ practice facility in Oakland to find Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant going through their respective shooting drills.Nunn watched as the two former MVPs went through their monotonous but important routines. It left an impression. Now, the lessons he learned from watching them and playing in the Warriors’ G League system for a year are helping Nunn thrive during his breakout …last_img read more

Prevented planting, idle land and CAUV taxation

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Peggy Kirk Hall, director of agricultural law, Ohio State University Agricultural and Resource Law ProgramThe decision on whether to take prevented planting can be tough, but concerns about increased property taxes on idle land do not need to enter into the equation. Ohio’s Current Agricultural Use Valuation program allows landowners to retain the benefit of CAUV tax assessment on agricultural land even if the land lies idle or fallow for a period of time.Ohio’s CAUV program provides differential property tax assessment to parcels of land “devoted exclusively to agricultural use” that are 10 acres or more or, if less than 10 acres, generated an average gross income for the previous three years of $2,500 or more from commercial agricultural production. Timber lands adjacent to CAUV land, land enrolled in federal conservation programs, and land devoted to agritourism or bio-mass and similar types of energy production on a farm also qualify for CAUV.There must have been some farmers in the legislature when the CAUV law was enacted, because the legislature anticipated the possibility that qualifying CAUV lands would not always be actively engaged in agricultural production. The law allows CAUV land to sit “idle or fallow” for up to one year and remain eligible for CAUV, but only if there’s not an activity or use taking place on the land that’s inconsistent with returning the land to agricultural production or that converts the land from agricultural production. After one year of lying idle or fallow, a landowner may retain the CAUV status for up to three years by showing good cause to the board of revision for why the land is not actively engaged in agricultural production.The law would play out as follows. When the auditor sends the next CAUV reenrollment form for a parcel that qualifies for CAUV but was not planted this year due to the weather, a landowner must certify that the land is still devoted to agricultural production and return the CAUV form to the auditor. The auditor must allow the land to retain its CAUV status the first year of lying idle or fallow, as long as the land is not being used or converted to a non-agricultural use. If the land continues to be idle or fallow for the following year or two years, the auditor could ask the landowner to show cause as to why the land is not being used for agricultural production. The landowner would then have an opportunity to prove that the weather has prevented plans to plant field crops, as intended by the landowner. After three years, the landowner would have to change the land to a different type of commercial agricultural production to retain its CAUV status if the weather still prevents the ability to plant field crops on the parcel. Other agricultural uses could include commercial animal or poultry husbandry, aquaculture, algaculture, apiculture, the production for a commercial purpose of timber, tobacco, fruits, vegetables, nursery stock, ornamental trees, sod, or flowers, or the growth of timber for a noncommercial purpose, if the land on which the timber is grown is contiguous to or part of a parcel of land under common ownership that is otherwise devoted exclusively to agricultural use.Being forced out of the fields due to rain is a frustrating reality for many Ohio farmers. One positive assurance we can offer in the face of prevented planting is that farmers won’t lose agricultural property tax status on those fields this year. Read Ohio’s CAUV law in the Ohio Revised Code at sections 5713.30 and 5713.31.last_img read more

Dallas Green Building Law Takes Effect

first_imgBuilders in Dallas, Texas, are now required to meet one of several green-building standards for all residential and commercial projects.Under terms of a resolution adopted in 2008, the requirement was completely implemented on Oct. 1, 2013. Builders on residential projects will have to meet the minimum requirements of LEED for Homes, GreenBuilt Texas, or the National Green Building Standard. Water use must be reduced by 20%.Alternatively, according to a summary posted online by the city, builders will have to meet a number or prescriptive requirements for energy and water efficiency, storm water management, indoor air quality, and heat island mitigation.According to a post at the Environmental News Network, Dallas is one of the first major U.S. cities to implement a comprehensive green building requirement for both residential and commercial building.But Dallas is by no means alone. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says there are 275 cities, counties, tribes, and states that have adopted their own building codes or programs to enhance environmental or health standards. The agency lists a sampling of them at its web site.last_img read more