Joy Behar Begins Previews in Me, My Mouth and I Off-Broadway

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 21, 2014 Related Shows Me, My Mouth and I follows Behar’s Brooklyn childhood to her stand-up work and sitcom appearances, along with her 16 years as co-host on The View. Me, My Mouth and I Behar starred on Broadway in the variety special Comedy Tonight and has also appeared on stage in The Food Chain and The Vagina Monologues. She won a Daytime Emmy award for her work on The View in 2009, along with co-hosts Whoopi Goldberg, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Sherri Shepherd and Barbara Walters. Comedian Joy Behar begins performances in her new solo show off-Broadway on November 6. The world premiere of Me, My Mouth and I will play a limited engagement at the Cherry Lane Theater through December 21. Opening night is set for November 23. View Commentslast_img read more

Odds & Ends: Steven Pasquale Set for Ryan Murphy’s O.J. Simpson Series & More

first_imgHere’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Steven Pasquale Set for Ryan Murphy’s O.J. Simpson SeriesSteven Pasquale has been tapped by Ryan Murphy for the first season of his American Crime Story, People v. O.J. Simpson. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the stage fave will play former detective Mark Fuhrman, who eventually got convicted for perjury, in the show. Pasquale was recently seen in the acclaimed Lyric Opera production of Carousel (which we’ve decided must come to Broadway); he last appeared on the Great White Way in The Bridges of Madison County. Pasquale’s career certainly isn’t fading away.Betty Buckley’s Busy MonthBetty Buckley is having a manic May! While she’s in the Big Apple for her previously reported Joe’s Pub gig, the Tony winner will lead a Song/Monologue Interpretation Five Day Workshop at the Terry Schreiber School May 18 through May 22. Who better to learn from than the “Voice of Broadway?”Laura Benanti & Laurence Fishburne Team UpTony winners Laura Benanti and Laurence Fishburne, along with On Your Feet’s Gloria Estefan and more, will appear at this year’s National Memorial Day Concert. Broadcast live on PBS from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol on May 24, the event for American heroes is set to be co-hosted by Tony winner Joe Mantegna and Broadway vet and Emmy winner Gary Sinise.Watch Scream Queens TeaserGlee creator Ryan Murphy is also continuing his small screen domination with the upcoming killer comedy-horror series Scream Queens, starring Emma Roberts and Jamie Lee Curtis. As previously reported, the first season is set in a sorority house at a college where a number of murders have taken place and will feature Broadway alums including Lea Michele, Nick Jonas, Abigail Breslin, Ariana Grande and Keke Palmer. Check out below the first sneak peek of the show—it includes Michele as you’ve never seen her before! View Commentslast_img read more

Bouquet dianthus

first_imgThis fall has been amazing for those of us who have been growing the Bouquet series of dianthus. The flower power of this dianthus is really unmatched in the gardening world, and I admit that there was a little anxiety with the recent winter storm called “Benji.” ‘Bouquet Purple’ was a Minnesota Select Perennial Plant of the Year, so we know it has great cold hardiness.You see, our Bouquet dianthus was in full glorious bloom, which is one of the reasons we plant them in the fall as pansy pals. This bloom, however, was beyond our wildest expectations. As the snows came, the sleet fell and the temperatures plunged to the mid-20s (Fahrenheit), Bouquet dianthus didn’t even seem to lose a flower. It performed like the champion it is.Many of us find ourselves in the midst of our cool season garden landscape. If you procrastinated because of the busy fall season, you may be looking for some flowers that will carry you into summer. The Bouquet series offers color, fragrance and a bounty of cuts for the vase.You have to admit that there is something special about cutting from your own garden and sharing. It might be as simple as giving a bouquet of cut flowers from the garden to your neighbors or a Sunday school member that needs a little blessing. For cut flowers, it is recommended that stems be cut when three flowers are fully open.If you are looking for a pansy companion, cut flower or even a perennial performance, then the Bouquet dianthus series is my first choice of dianthus. For years it was a series of one, ‘Bouquet Purple.’ This was like an electrifying shot of energy to the pansy pal market. Forget the color purple, it is really a shocking, iridescent hot pink that will dazzle in any landscape.Next in the series came ‘Bouquet Rose Magic’ followed by ‘Bouquet Rose,’ all equally good performers. The blooms of ‘Bouquet Rose Magic’ open white and mature to light pink, then a deep rose color. Most flower stalks contain all of these colors at once.The Bouquet series of dianthus is vigorous, reaching 18 to 24 inches in height and born to bloom. Although I am touting them as a pansy partner, they will bloom for much of the summer in the hot, humid South before going into a rest, ready to start again in the fall.The Bouquet series grows best in well-worked beds that are loose, rich in organic matter and well-drained. When preparing a bed, incorporate two pounds of a slow-release fertilizer with minor nutrients per 100 square feet of bed space. They will need plenty of sun to really bloom to their potential.For the prettiest display, set the dianthus out in drifts of three to four plants per square foot. The colors allow them to combine nicely with blue and purple pansies, pink petunias and dusty miller, and by all means, consider interplanting with spring daffodils.  One last attribute that you will be delighted about is their ability to bring in butterflies. Most gardeners don’t think about the dianthus as being part of a pollinator project. Here in Savannah, Georgia, as our blooms opened up, we found gulf fritillaries, zebra heliconians, various swallowtails and sulphurs, all participating in what seem to be a feast of the nectar du jour.Follow me on Facebook under “Norman Winter ‘The Garden Guy.’” Learn more about the University of Georgia Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens at read more

Firefighters’ conditions improving, remain hospitalized after Middlefield fire

first_img3:59 P.M. UPDATE: MIDDLEFIELD, N.Y. (WBNG) — Officials with the Cooperstown Fire Department tell 12 News that firefighters Jon Roach and Scott Monington’s conditions are improving. MIDDLEFIELD, N.Y. (WBNG) — Following a garage fire in Middlefield Wednesday night, two firefighters are still being treated for injuries. In a release sent out, the firefighters were identified as James Tallman, Jon Roach, and Scott Monington from the Cooperstown Fire Department and John Sears and Ryan Smith of the Middlefield Fire Department. There were multiple explosions involved with the fire which caused the firefighters to be injured. Officials say they believed the fire was caused by a propane tank that exploded inside of a wooden structure. Roach and Monington were later transferred to Upstate Medical for further treatment while Sears, Smith and Tallman were released. —–center_img According to Otsego County Emergency Services, five firefighters were sent to Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown after the two story garage fire, which was fully engulfed in flames. The two remain hospitalized at Upstate Medical. The fire departments that responded to the fire include, Westford, Cooperstown, Cherry Valley, and Milford along with Mt. Vision and Springfield and Cherry Valley and Cooperstown ambulances responded as well. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. Stay with 12 News for further updates.last_img read more

Governor Wolf Announces New Funding to Expand Manufacturing Training in the Berks Region

first_img May 22, 2019 Jobs That Pay,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of new funding for the Berks Career and Technology Center (BCTC) to support the last phase of a new welding facility that will serve 16 public school districts, private schools, residents, and businesses in the Berks County area. The grant will come from Governor Wolf’s Manufacturing PA initiative.“This Training-to-Career grant will enable Berks Career and Technology Center to significantly expand manufacturing training and job opportunities for Berks County residents,” Governor Wolf said. “We commend BCTC’s work to help Pennsylvania build the strongest workforce in the nation and reaffirm our commitment to our commonwealth’s manufacturing industry.”The grant will provide $200,000 to BCTC for the purchase of new welding equipment, and to hire a welding instructor and an outreach coordinator. BCTC is expanding its current welding facility to bring new opportunities to train students with advanced equipment and additional learning experiences. The expansion will enable BCTC to increase the welding class size from 25 to 40 students, for both morning and afternoon instruction. The new facility is set to open in 2020.“Berks Career and Technology Center is thrilled to be a recipient of the Training-to-Career grant,” said John Reedy, director of Business Affairs and Continuing Education at BCTC. “This grant will support our goals to continue building the number of skilled manufacturing workers in the area, supporting existing manufactures in Berks County, and providing an advantage for advanced manufacturing firms to consider locating in Berks. We appreciate Governor Wolf’s support and his commitment to the manufacturing industry.”The Pennsylvania Manufacturing Training-to-Career grant is designed to provide funding for training programs to help unemployed and underemployed individuals, as well as those with barriers, to gain the skills they need to gain employment in the manufacturing sector. Eligible applicants include technical and trade schools, universities, and nonprofit organizations that develop new and innovative training programs and partner with two or more manufacturers.The Training-to-Career grant is part of Governor Wolf’s Manufacturing PA initiative that was launched in October 2017. This initiative ensures that training leads not simply to any job, but to careers that provide higher pay and opportunities for advancement. Working with DCED’s strategic partners, including Industrial Resource Centers (IRCs), Pennsylvania’s colleges, universities, technical schools, and non-profit organizations, this initiative fosters collaboration and partnerships to accelerate technology advancement, encourage innovation and commercialization, and build a 21st century workforce.In the 2019-2020 Executive Budget, Governor Wolf proposed the new Statewide Workforce, Education, and Accountability Program (SWEAP) to provide workforce development opportunities for Pennsylvanians from birth to retirement. SWEAP will expand access to early childhood education, increase investments in schools and educators, and further partner with the private sector to build on the PAsmart initiative. Through SWEAP and PAsmart, the governor is calling for an additional $4 million to help Pennsylvania manufacturers train workers and $6 million to expand career and technical education for adults.For more information about the Wolf Administration’s commitment to manufacturing, visit the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) website or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and YouTube. Governor Wolf Announces New Funding to Expand Manufacturing Training in the Berks Regioncenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

IORP Directive could create ‘monster reporting system’

first_imgThe QIS results have revealed big differences in the way individual EU countries have set up their occupation pension systems, he said.He said it depended on many things, such as local agreements between employer and employee organisations, taxes and state pensions systems, as well as history.“For that reason,” Hansson said, “we do not know how the Pillar I will be set up, and it’s too early to tell the impact. Anyway, it will be hard to have one system that fits all.”If such a system is still the intention, then there needs to be a deeper understanding of the impact and the value for the beneficiaries before the directive is designed and implemented, Hansson said.“Many of the IORPs are quite small and purpose built to generate maximum efficiency to their members,” he said.“Why should the beneficiaries in an IORP accept reduced efficiency for a one-size-fits-all system?”Asked about his expectations for pillars II and II of the directive, Hansson said: “The risk is once again that a one-size-fits-all reporting system will add all individual local government requirements to a ‘monster reporting system’ that only reduces the efficiency for the members of the IORPs.”Pensions are the future income for many people, he said, adding that, as such, they have to have a secure way of delivering expected values at low cost. The head of Sweden’s Sparinstitutens Pensionskassa (SPK) pension fund has warned of dangers if the upcoming IORP Directive incorporates a one-size-fits-all set of rules for pension funds in the EU.Peter Hansson, chief executive at the SEK22bn (€2.5bn) pension fund for Swedish savings institutions, said there was a risk the directive would lead to a “monster reporting system” that would end up making pension funds less efficient for their members.Hansson said it was not known what the first pillar of the new IORP Directive would eventually look like.“Generally, the problem is that we do not know,” he said in an interview in German blog read more

Swedish roundup: Länsförsäkringar Liv, SEB, Swedbank Försäkring, Alecta

first_imgAssets under management decreased to SEK115bn (€13bn) from SEK123bn at the end of 2012.SEB Trygg Liv Gamla, the closed traditional product at SEB, the banking group, returned 11.3% for 2013.The average return over five years has been 9.6%, earning praise from independent advisers judging it to be one of the best providers.The results for 2013 were boosted by listed and unlisted equities, as well as hedge funds and a low allocation to fixed income.At Swedbank Försäkring, the insurance arm of the Swedish banking group, traditional products returned 8.3% for the full year 2013, compared with 5.8% for the full year 2012. Assets under management also increased to SEK118.2bn from SEK103bn the year before.Alecta Optimal Pension, the traditional pension product managed by Alecta, the pension insurance provider, returned 17.3% in 2013.The fund has SEK31bn in assets.Meanwhile, Nordea Life & Pensions, the life and pensions arm of the Nordic banking group, saw assets under management increase slightly to €58.7bn at year-end, compared with €57.2bn the year before.The solvency level increased by 6 percentage points to 173%. Traditional pension savings products that have return guarantees saw returns increase among many Swedish providers during 2013.One of the exceptions was Länsförsäkringar Liv’s Gamla Trad fund, which lost 3%, compared with a return of 6.1% in 2012.In a statement, Länsförsäkringar cited a 76% allocation to long bonds out of a 92% allocation to fixed income.The company’s newer products, with different guarantees and a broader mix of assets, returned 4.3% since start in June 2013.last_img read more

Vatican bank chief and deputy resign

first_img Tweet Share Share 106 Views   no discussions BusinessFaithLifestyle Vatican bank chief and deputy resign by: – July 1, 2013center_img Sharing is caring! Share The Vatican bank has been plagued by financial scandals for decadesThe director and deputy director of the Vatican bank have resigned following the arrest of a senior Italian cleric over corruption and fraud allegations.Paolo Cipriani and Massimo Tulli offered to step down on Monday “in the best interest of the institute and the Holy See”, the Vatican says.It comes three days after the arrest of Monsignor Nunzio Scarano.The 61-year-old and two others are suspected of trying to move 20m euros ($26m; £17m) illegally.Monsignor Scarano, a priest from southern Italy, worked for years as a senior accountant for a Vatican department known as Apsa (the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See).He has been under investigation by Italian police for a series of suspicious transactions involving the recycling through the Vatican bank of a series of cheques described as church donations.The two other men arrested on 28 July have been named as Giovanni Maria Zito, who is described as an Italian secret service agent, and Giovanni Carenzio, a financial broker. Ernst von Freyberg, the current president of the bank, will serve as its interim director, taking over from Mr Cipriani, a Vatican statement said.A new position of chief risk officer would also be created to improve compliance with financial regulations.BBC Newslast_img read more

No word yet of missing Guyana cargo vessel

first_img Sharing is caring! Robeson Benn. Photo credit: kaieteurnewsonline.comGEORGETOWN, Guyana (GINA) — Guyana’s Minister of Public Works Robeson Benn reported on Monday that there has been no sign of the cargo vessel MV Oliver L in the territorial waters of Guyana, Trinidad, or in Venezuela.A team comprising Benn, Lt Col. Orin Porter, operations officer of the Coast Guard; Michael Tennant, river navigation officer, MARAD; harbour master, Volton Skeete; commanding officer of the Coast Guard Gary Beaton; and director of maritime safety Stephen Thomas met on Monday to study the reports that have so far come in from the search and rescue operations. Contact at the diplomatic level has also been made with both Trinidad and Tobago and Venezuela. The vessel registered in the name of Raymond Lord, which has been missing ostensibly, since December 25, 2011 was manned by Captain Wexton Andrews, and two seamen ratings, Ramdat Roopnarine and Clad Burnett. The Oliver L left Trinidad on December 21 destined for Port Georgetown, Guyana, and was expected to arrive in Guyana on Christmas Eve. They did not arrive. Additional time was allotted because of bad weather and a new arrival time was calculated to be latest December 26, Boxing Day. The vessel has still not arrived. Minister Benn said that local authorities have been in contact again with the both the Trinidad and Venezuelan Coast Guards with no positive results. He said, “Yesterday we did issue a search box for the mouth of the Orinoco (River) where it has been inferred by the experts, that if the vessel lost power and was adrift, it may find itself in that area. But so far there has been no success on that search, which is continuing.”Benn and other members of the Maritime Authority expressed concern about the crew of the vessel. “We are of course very concerned, not simply about the loss of the assets, but more particularly, about the captain and crew on board the vessel. And that is Captain Andrews, and the two seamen, Roopnarine and Burnett,” the minister said. “We will continue to be in contact with the owners and the representatives here for the vessel, to be able to determine more particularly, and to record the circumstances in relation to the vessel and the fact that it’s missing so far.”Work with the Venezuelan and Trinidad and Tobago coastguard will continue with the support of the local authorities, which include the Transport and Harbours Department, the Maritime Administration Department and the Guyana Coast Guard. Personnel at the lighthouse, fisher folk and coastal mariners, and all other seagoing vessels have all been alerted to be on the lookout for the MV Oliver L. Coastguard assets in the Northwest District have also been notified and have been on the watch for the vessel. “We will continue to work hard at this to bring what we hope to be a good closure to the matter,’ said minister Benn. Responding to the fear that the operation could at some time move away from a search and rescue operation and become a search and recover, Benn said, “We would have to await the outcome of the current search that is underway in the Orinoco before we determine that. There have been occasions where we have been told the vessel has been delayed on a number of occasions, and didn’t report after four or five days. This is an extended period and highly unusual.”If it is necessary, the call will be made the minister explained. However, that determination will be made based on the information received over the next few days. He added, “Of course when we would have concluded that we would have comprehensively searched all the areas along the Guyana coast and that we are satisfied too, that the help of Venezuela has been thorough, and the help of the Trinidad and Tobago coastguard too has been thorough and comprehensive, we will make the call.” There is no indication that the vessel and crew may have slipped through any port authorities and gone elsewhere, said Benn, adding that he would be surprised if they did that for any reason. “They have families. Their families are concerned about them. We are of course very concerned about them (too). We are informed that they have both cell phones and satellite phones. The vessel is also equipped with the VHF, UHF, SSP radios, so it is worrying from that point of view,” he said. On the issue of using a tracking system to locate the vessel and crew, Benn explained that they do not have instrumentation to be tracked in that manner, adding that while all the normal things are installed on the vessel such as the radios and satellite phones, the phones would have to be on to be able to track.Director of maritime safety, Stephen Thomas explained further that while the satellite telephone on the vessel is not a mandatory piece of equipment, it’s a good piece of equipment. Thomas added, “According to the owner, they have been trying to contact it but it’s not on. They did not get any response. We’ve tried the cell phone numbers given for the crew also, and we aren’t getting any response. We have done calls to the VHF and the high frequency radio, which is a long distance, and we are not getting any response either. We are hoping that maybe it’s some mechanical or electrical problem. I mean that’s our optimistic hope, and its something that can be rectified, and will be rectified.”Thomas said that they are actively pursuing all means to locate the vessel and crew through communications assets and collaboration with Guyana’s neighbours, “and all the vessels that are currently operating in our waters.”“We have contacted ships that are coming from Trinidad to Guyana to ask them to be vigilant if they notice a vessel that fits that description, so that they can inform us and we can actively engage,” he added.According to maritime records, the vessel has all the basics in the necessary communication equipment, and its inspection is up to date. “If they are anywhere, stranded anywhere on the coast, they will be seen, because our coast is relatively busy between here and the Northwest district,” Thomas said. “We are engaging our Venezuelan colleagues because between Trinidad and Venezuela, in the track that the vessel was pursuing, is a lengthy coastline with a lot of islands and islets. So we are engaging with our Venezuelan colleagues, and the Coast Guard over there to help us in that regard, because we cannot go and search in the Venezuelan waters, but we are actively scrutinizing our waters for any evidence of them. We’re hopeful that the crew is alive and well, and every effort is being made to rescue and recover them.”It is possible that the crew and vessel may have sought shelter from bad weather in the Orinoco Delta, on the leeward side of one of the islands, which is why there is so much collaboration with the Venezuelans. Meanwhile, Harbour Master Volton Skeete, said that the Georgetown lighthouse, the main coast station, is in communications with foreign vessels that would normally would frequent Guyana’s ports once they are heading to Trinidad or Venezuela. These vessels will be giving feedback to the lighthouse if anything comes up. The lighthouse is also in communication with fishing vessels that would be leaving to keep a look out. This will be ongoing as long as necessary. The search is continuing.Caribbean News Now 63 Views   no discussions Share Tweetcenter_img NewsRegional No word yet of missing Guyana cargo vessel by: – January 3, 2012 Share Sharelast_img read more

Lampard reveals how Kepa has reacted to Chelsea axing

first_img Promoted ContentYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Can Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?Why Go Veg? 7 Reasons To Do This10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Best Car Manufacturers In The World8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth6 Apocalyptic Scenarios That Could Happen Today Loading… Chelsea paid a world record fee for a goalkeeper, £72million in August 2018, to recruit Kepa from Athletic Bilbao. The 25-year-old has struggled for any consistency this season, with a host of rumours circulating about Chelsea looking for a replacement in the summer. Lampard proved he had no hang-ups about benching Kepa despite the price tag attached to the high-profile keeper. The former midfielder insisted he will not let player values affect his selection judgement. Asked if it is difficult to weigh up not starting Kepa given his transfer status, Lampard replied: “If it did then I’d have to pick the team on how much they cost. “All the players know it doesn’t matter how you came to the club, what part of your career you’re at. “I don’t take that into account, it’s all about how you train in the week and how you play on match day. Read Also:Kepa believes he will return as Chelsea’s No1 after Lampard talks “I deal with the players as it feels right at the time. I try to be open and straight with them. They respect that, I certainly did as a player.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Frank Lampard has hailed number one goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga’s reaction to being dropped at Chelsea. Spaniard Kepa has battled with patchy form this term and veteran Willy Caballero stepped in for the 2-2 Premier League draw at Leicester on February 1. Kepa could regain his starting berth for Monday’s league clash with Manchester United at Stamford Bridge though, with boss Lampard impressed with his conduct since missing out at Leicester. “I wouldn’t say it was a jolt, I wasn’t looking for that necessarily,” said Lampard, of Kepa missing the Leicester draw. “I think I spoke around the Leicester game, and have to pick it as I see it. It was just a selection on the day. “Obviously there’s a bit more to it with goalkeepers, but I want everyone’s reaction all the time to be spot-on. “Every player has it. I had it in my career many a time. You have to show character in those little moments. And I’ve been pleased with his reaction. “The reaction has been good as I’d expect. He’s been training hard and has had his head down. So there’s a decision for me to make.”last_img read more