View Comments It’s always some kind of wonderful when we can celebrate the Great White Way’s Beautiful: The Carole King Musical! Broadway.com resident artist Justin “Squigs” Robertson has penned this sketch of the current cast of the hit tuner, which is playing at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre. There’s Chilina Kennedy as Carole King, Scott J. Campbell as Gerry Goffin, Jessica Keenan Wynn as Cynthia Weil, Ben Jacoby as Barry Mann, Paul Anthony Stewart as Don Kirshner and Liz Larsen as Genie Klein. It’s enough to make the earth move under our feet! About the Artist: With a desire to celebrate the magic of live theater and those who create it, and with a deep reverence for such touchstones as the work of Al Hirschfeld and the wall at Sardi’s, Squigs is happy and grateful to be among those carrying on the traditions where theater and caricature meet. He was born and raised in Oregon, lived in Los Angeles for quite a long time and now calls New York City his home. Show Closed This production ended its run on Oct. 27, 2019 Related Shows Beautiful: The Carole King Musical © Justin “Squigs” Robertson Star Files Chilina Kennedy
By Allie ByrdUniversity of GeorgiaThe holidays are here. During this busy season, it’s easy to forget to add a few people to your shopping list. But don’t fret. There is always time to whip up a last-minute, homemade treat anyone will love to receive, says a University of Georgia food expert.“Homemade gifts tell someone you care enough to put some time and creativity into giving,” says Elizabeth Andress, the director of the National Center for Home Food Preservation and specialist with the UGA Cooperative Extension.Here are two cranberry recipes from the canning guidebook “So Easy To Preserve.” Cranberry Orange Chutney• 24 ounces fresh whole cranberries • 2 cups chopped white onion• 2 cups golden raisins• 1½ cups white sugar• 1½ cups packed brown sugar• 2 cups white distilled vinegar (5 percent)• 1 cup orange juice• 2 tablespoons grated orange zest• 4 teaspoons peeled, grated fresh ginger• 3 sticks cinnamonThis recipe is a great side dish or condiment for turkey, chicken or pork. It makes eight half-pint jars of jellied chutney.Start by washing the jars. Keep them hot until ready to use. Prepare lids according to manufacturer’s directions.Rinse cranberries well. Combine all ingredients in a large Dutch oven. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat and simmer gently for 15 minutes or until cranberries are tender. Stir often to prevent scorching. Remove cinnamon sticks and discard.Fill the hot chutney into the clean, hot half-pint jars, leaving a half-inch of headspace. Remove air bubbles and adjust headspace if needed. Wipe rims with a damp paper towel. Apply two-piece metal canning lids. Process them in a boiling water canner for 10 minutes. Time may need to be longer at high altitudes. Let them cool undisturbed for 12 hours to 24 hours and check seals.Spicy Cranberry Salsa• 6 cups chopped red onion• 4 finely chopped large serrano peppers• 1½ cups water• 1½ cups cider vinegar (five percent)• 1 tablespoon canning salt• 1 1/3 cups sugar• 6 tablespoons clover honey• 12 cups (2¾ pounds) rinsed, fresh whole cranberriesThis recipe is a great dip. It makes six pint jars. Gloves should be worn when handling and cutting hot peppers or wash hands thoroughly with soap and water before touching your face or eyes.Begin by washing canning jars. Keep hot until ready to use. Prepare lids according to manufacturer’s directions.Next, combine all ingredients, except cranberries, in a large Dutch oven. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat slightly and boil gently for five minutes.Add cranberries, reduce heat slightly and simmer mixture for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent scorching.Fill the hot mixture into clean, hot pint jars, leaving a quarter-inch headspace. Leave saucepan over low heat while filling jars. Remove air bubbles and adjust headspace if needed. Wipe rims of jars with damp paper towel and apply two-piece metal canning lids.Process them in a boiling water canner for 10 minutes. Time may need to be longer at high altitudes. Let them cool undisturbed for 12 hours to 24 hours and check seals.For more recipe and ideas, go to the Web site www.homefoodpreservation.com.(Allie Byrd is a writer with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Office of Communications.)
Molecular biologist and agricultural technology advocate Nina Fedoroff will visit the University of Georgia on Tuesday, Nov. 7, to deliver the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences’ D.W. Brooks Lecture at 3:30 p.m. in Mahler Hall at the UGA Center for Continuing Education and Hotel on the university’s Athens campus.Fedoroff has spent her career advocating for the role of technology in helping to end malnutrition. Her talk, entitled “The GMO Wars: What do we do when scientists and citizens deeply disagree?”, will explore the space between the need to produce more resilient, sustainable crops and public attitudes toward genetically modified foods.“We have a moral obligation, as agricultural scientists, to do all we can to feed the world’s growing population,” said CAES Dean Sam Pardue. “It will take a cadre of scientists across many disciplines working together to solve this complex problem. But, at the same time, we must be diligent about making sure consumers understand the need, the science and the solutions. We must listen to citizen concerns and ensure we are addressing them in the process.”The D.W. Brooks Lecture is held each year in honor of college alumnus and Gold Kist Inc. founder D.W. Brooks and is accompanied by the D.W. Brooks Awards for Excellence. The awards recognize college faculty and staff who have demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to the college’s missions of research, instruction and extension.“The D.W. Brooks Lecture is our opportunity to bring in change-makers who have an impact on hunger and malnutrition in the real world and to inspire and challenge ourselves to meet the goal of feeding the world’s growing population by the year 2030,” said Amrit Bart, director of global programs for CAES.Fedoroff works to ensure that people around the world have enough to eat, and she is a strong proponent of using technology as a means to achieve that goal. She speaks and writes often on topics at the intersection of agriculture and technology and advocates for the use of enhanced crop breeding techniques to help supply food-insecure areas of the world with proper nutrition.Her TED Talk, “A Secret Weapon Against Zika and Other Mosquito-borne Diseases,” has been viewed more than 44,000 times. Her TEDxCERN Talk, “10 Billion People for Dinner,” has been seen over 16,000 times.She has served as a science and technology adviser to the U.S. Secretary of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development and served as the founding director of the Center for Desert Agriculture at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia.Today she is a professor emerita of biology and former Evan Pugh Professor at The Pennsylvania State University. Fedoroff was formerly the director of the Penn State Biotechnology Institute and the founding director of the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences.For more information about the event, visit www.caes.uga.edu/about/signature-events/dw-brooks.html.
Green Mountain Power Corp,Saving money while benefitting the electric grid just became easier for Vermont’s Green Mountain Power customers. EnerNOC, Inc. (NASDAQ: ENOC), a leading developer and provider of clean and intelligent energy solutions, today announced that it has signed a partnership agreement with Green Mountain Power, an electric utility that transmits, distributes and sells electricity in the State of Vermont in a service territory with approximately one quarter of Vermont s population. Under the terms of the partnership, customers currently enrolled in Green Mountain Power s demand response program will be rolled into EnerNOC s demand response network. In addition, Green Mountain Power and EnerNOC will work together to actively recruit additional commercial, institutional, and industrial customers into the program. Green Mountain Power selected EnerNOC as its preferred demand response partner in order to maximize its customers revenue opportunities and ensure that they receive the highest levels of service and support. Our customers will benefit greatly from our new partnership with EnerNOC, said Mary Powell, president and chief executive officer of Green Mountain Power. The technical expertise that EnerNOC offers will enable our customers to take full advantage of demand response opportunities, thus saving them money.Demand response is a program where customers reduce their electric usage in response to high wholesale prices or system reliability events. The program is available to customers who can quickly reduce at least 100 kilowatts of electric usage when notified of an event. By lowering energy usage, customers help decrease demand on the system, which saves costs for all customers in the region. Demand response programs offer these customers a financial incentive in exchange for their participation. We re very excited to work with Green Mountain Power and its customers, said Gregg Dixon, Senior Vice President of Sales and Business Development at EnerNOC. EnerNOC s extensive experience working with businesses throughout New England including those in industries that are the lifeblood of the Vermont economy, such as lumber, food-processing, and hospitality enables us to develop customized energy reduction strategies, deliver reliable demand response results, and provide an overall increase in energy awareness for end-use customers.For information about joining EnerNOC s demand response network, please visit www.enernoc.com/get-started(link is external) or email firstname.lastname@example.org(link sends e-mail).About EnerNOCEnerNOC, Inc. is a leading developer and provider of clean and intelligent energy solutions to commercial, institutional, and industrial customers, as well as electric power grid operators and utilities. EnerNOC’s technology-enabled demand response and energy management solutions help optimize the balance of electric supply and demand. The Company uses its Network Operations Center, or NOC, to remotely manage and reduce electricity consumption across a network of commercial, institutional, and industrial customer sites and make demand response capacity and energy available to grid operators and utilities on demand. For more information visit www.enernoc.com(link is external).About Green Mountain PowerGreen Mountain Power (www.greenmountainpower.com(link is external)) transmits, distributes and sells electricity and utility construction services in the State of Vermont in a service territory with approximately one quarter of Vermont s population. It serves more than 200,000 people and businesses.Source: EnerNOC
Trump trade policies won’t stop U.S. renewable energy growth experts say FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence ($):The multi-front trade war being waged by the U.S. ranks as the most significant policy challenge for the country’s renewable energy industry under the Trump administration, according to industry insiders including Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners K/S Executive Director Will Demas.Since imposing duties on foreign-made solar cells and panels in January, President Donald Trump has levied tariffs on imported steel and aluminum and is considering taxes on power electronics used in solar arrays as part of a broader package of import restrictions on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods.“It’s definitely not background noise,” Demas, whose Danish firm is a part-owner of the Vineyard Offshore Wind Project in the U.S., said of the escalating trade feud on a July 25 conference call organized by the American Council on Renewable Energy. “I think there will be some slowdown as projects have to find new ways to become economic.”Jonathan Yellen, a managing director at Mizuho Americas LLC, agreed that rising trade tensions are a “real concern” for the cost of renewable energy projects in the U.S. and the availability of capital. However, investors in Asia “are taking a little bit of a longer-term view and I think would expect that things are going to sort themselves out, notwithstanding choppiness in the near term,” said Yellen, whose firm is a subsidiary of Japan-headquartered Mizuho Bank Ltd.Tensions between the U.S. and its trading partners are rising at a time when foreign investment is providing a boost to America’s renewable energy industry, investors say, helping to push up clean energy investment in the U.S. to $28.8 billion in the first half of 2018, 31% over the first six months of 2017, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance. The surge is happening despite the Trump administration’s determination to prop up uneconomic coal-fired power plants rather than advancing cleaner alternatives.“My impression is that people here … are not looking at the U.S. because they expect lots of favorable policies,” said Chris Archer, head of green energy in the Americas at Macquarie Capital (USA) Inc., a subsidiary of Australia-headquartered Macquarie Group Ltd. Instead, “they just see a huge opportunity irrespective of the details of the policy.” The Trump administration is unlikely to implement policies “that will be enough to stop the [renewable energy] industry in the U.S.,” he added.More ($): Trade fights could dampen US clean-energy enthusiasm, but not kill it
India’s electricity authority sees sharp drop in coal generation by 2030, strong renewables growth FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享ET Energyworld.com:Coal may account for half of India’s power generation in 2030 despite a boom in solar and wind energy projects, according to analysis by the country’s power-planning body.The assessment, released Monday by the nation’s Central Electricity Authority, highlights that the nation has a large existing fleet of coal plants and that there’s a mismatch between peak periods of demand and output from renewables. That will leave a big role for the most-polluting fuel in the nation’s future electricity mix.The CEA’s analysis shows that India may be able to exceed one of its 2015 Paris Agreement commitments – reaching 40% of installed capacity from non-fossil fuel sources. But the report also sees annual carbon emissions from the power sector rising about 12% from levels expected in 2022 to 1.154 billion tons. The report didn’t include an assessment of what that means for another key India goal – cutting emissions intensity of gross domestic product by as much as 35% from 2005 levels.The report, which is an attempt to model the lowest-cost capacity mix to meet expected future demand, identifies the intermittent nature of renewables as a limiting factor for its use and advocates adopting grid-scale battery storage.Non-fossil fuel power sources, led by solar and wind, are seen generating 48% of gross generation, more than double what it was at the end of last year, while accounting for 65% of installed capacity, according to the report. India had 80 gigawatts of renewable capacity at the end of May and has set a goal to install 175 gigawatts by 2022.While coal’s share in capacity is likely to drop to one-third, it will account for 50% of electricity generated, according to Monday’s report. It was about 72% of generation at the end of March, according to separate CEA data.More: Coal to dominate India power to 2030 despite renewables boost
Historically, Paraguay has provided humanitarian assistance to other countries, as was the case in Haiti following the January 12, 2010, earthquake. This aid consisted of food, blankets, search-and-rescue teams, and a medical contingent made up of surgeons and specialists. The country also sent nearly 30 men to provide security at food distribution locations on the Caribbean island, as part of the permanent international contingent of the UN peace stabilization force, MINUSTAH. In order to talk about this and other topics, Diálogo spoke with Major General Jorge Francisco Ramírez Gómez, head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Paraguayan Armed Forces, during the Third Annual South American Defense Chiefs Conference (SOUTHDEC), held in Santiago, Chile, on August 30 and September 1. DIÁLOGO: General, can you say something about the Paraguayan Armed Forces’ contribution, within the country and regionally, in terms of humanitarian aid? Major General Jorge Francisco Ramírez Gómez: We’ve been engaged in several humanitarian-aid activities within the country in collaboration with the Southern Command. This is very well received by the public; people like it. Likewise, we’re also in a position to help in cases of natural disasters, which are cyclical in the country, something you can plan for, so that there comes a time where we’re getting ready for droughts or floods, which are characteristic of the region where Paraguay is located. DIÁLOGO: There are bilateral agreements between countries, but what do you think about the creation of a center, an organization that would bring together several countries, as was mentioned at the conference? Would you agree with something like that? Gen. Ramírez Gómez: Yes, because what can chiefly be obtained is standardization of the procedures that we generally have when there are floods on the big rivers. So if we standardize our procedures, we could, together with the Armed Forces, succeed in providing better help in reaching people to see what they need at that moment. Recently there have been storms, for example, and sometimes you can’t predict what day they’re going to arrive. So that would be a good opportunity: standardizing procedures in order to be able to collaborate across countries. DIÁLOGO: Does Paraguay have peace forces in other countries? Gen. Ramírez Gómez: Yes, we’re in Haiti, and then we have a multi-function engineering battalion. We also have people working with Argentina in Cyprus. We have military observers in several countries; that is, this is our contribution to the peace we’re forging with the United Nations. DIÁLOGO: In the event that this regional center is set up, would U.S. participation be welcome? Gen. Ramírez Gómez: Yes, because no country is exempt from suffering a natural disaster. As far as international aid is concerned, it comes from any country, and in reality, in order to be able to carry out a centralization of tasks, there should be a center that can be in command when there’s a natural disaster in several countries. DIÁLOGO: Changing the subject a bit, what do you feel is the greatest threat to Paraguayan security at this time? Gen. Ramírez Gómez: Drug trafficking, which we’re fighting. The Armed Forces don’t participate directly, but we have men involved in the fight against drug trafficking now. The famous Army of the Paraguayan People (Ejército del Pueblo Paraguayo) is a group of criminals, not the ones considered a threat for the military. By Dialogo September 28, 2011
________________________________ ________________________________ October 15, 2005 Regular News Board of Governors nominating petitions are due December 15 ________________________________ ________________________________ Nominating petitions for the 2006 election for the Board of Governors of The Florida Bar must be received in the headquarters office on or before 5 p.m., December 15, 2005. All of the Board positions are for two-year terms.Executive Director John F. Harkness, Jr. on October 3 certified to Thomas D. Hall, clerk of the Supreme Court, the number of members of The Florida Bar in good standing in each of Florida’s 20 judicial circuits and outside the State of Florida, and the number of circuit representatives based on the apportionment formula set forth in rule 2-3.3, Rules Regulating The Florida Bar.Pursuant to rule 2-3.4(b), incumbent Board members must advise the executive director of their intention to seek reelection to a new term. The one Board member who does not plan to run again is indicated by an asterisk next to his name.Nominating petitions for the Board of Governors must be signed by no fewer than five members in good standing whose official bar address is in the same judicial circuit (or out-of-state, if applicable) as the nominee (see form below).Election ballots will be mailed on or before March 1, 2006, and voted ballots must be received prior to midnight, March 21, 2006.Present Board of Governors members whose terms are expiring on June 23, 2006 include: Current Member Circuit Seat # Yr ElectedRoss M. Goodman 1st 1 2004 Dominic M. Caparello 2nd 2 2005 Gregory S. Parker 3rd 1 2002 S. Grier Wells 4th 1 2002 Andrew B. Sasso 6th 1 2004 Charles Chobee Ebbets 7th 1 2000 Mayanne Downs 9th 1 2002 Warren W. Lindsey 9th 3 2002 Robert M. Brush 10th 1 2000 * Franciso R. Angones 11th 1 2000 Ervin A. Gonzalez 11th 3 2001 Henry T. Courtney 11th 5 2004 Benedict P. Kuehne 11th 7 2004 Timon V. Sullivan 13th 1 2002 Clifford W. Sanborn 14th 1 2004 John G. White, III 15th 1 2000 Scott G. Hawkins 15th 3 2004 Alan C. Brandt, Jr. 17th 1 2002 Jesse H. Diner 17th 4 1996 Clifton A. McClelland, Jr. 18th 1 2000 J. Christopher Lombardo 20th 1 2002 Ian M. Comisky OOS 2 1998 Brain D. Burgoon OOS 4 2000 * Does not intend to seek reelection ________________________________ ________________________________ I hereby certify that I am a member of The Florida Bar in good standing whose official bar address is in the _________ Judicial Circuit. I hereby endorse my acceptance of this nomination and agree to serve as a member of the Board of Governors if elected._________________________________ (Signature) _________________________________ (Name, Attorney Number) _________________________________ (City, Date) Retype on plain white paper, fill out and return by December 15, 2005: John F. Harkness, Jr. Executive Director The Florida Bar 651 E. Jefferson St. Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2300 Fax (850) 561-5826 Nominating Petition for Board of Governors nominating petitions are due December 15 ________________________________ ________________________________ Board of Governors The undersigned members in good standing of The Florida Bar, each of whose official bar address is in the ______________ Judicial Circuit, hereby place in nomination _____________________ for election as a representative on the Board of Governors of The Florida Bar from the ______________ Judicial Circuit, Seat _____, to hold office commencing at the conclusion of the Annual Meeting of The Florida Bar on June 23, 2006, for a term of two years and until a successor is elected and qualified.(NOTE: Must be signed by no less than five members in good standing of The Florida Bar whose official bar address is in that judicial circuit.) SIGNATURE NAME AND ATTORNEY NUMBER________________________________ ________________________________
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Medford man is listed in critical condition after he was shot Friday night in Middle Island and then crashed his car while attempting to drive to a police precinct for help, Suffolk County police said.The victim, 20-year-old Brett McCoy, was driving a 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix on Adam Lane in Middle Island around 10:30 p.m., police said, when he was shot in the torso by an unknown shooter. McCoy was dropping off a friend at a house when the incident occurred, police said.He was able to flee the area in his vehicle and headed west on Middle County Road toward the Sixth Precinct in Coram when he drove off the roadway and slammed into a fence in front of the Coram Fire Department, police said.McCoy was transported by ambulance to Stony Brook University Hospital where he underwent surgery and is listed in critical condition, police said.Detectives ask anyone with information regarding this shooting call the Sixth Squad at 631-854-8652 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls are anonymous.
Plenty of banks and credit unions participate in some sort of mystery shop process. However, we’re talking about a different kind of mystery shop — a brand mystery shop that focuses much more on your unique brand culture and how well it is (or is not) lived by your employees in front of every consumer, every day.Why should your bank or credit union conduct a brand mystery shop as part of a larger marketing audit process?To tell you more about your competition. Typically as part of a marketing audit, we mystery shop not only the bank or credit union client but also competitors identified as important in the marketplace. By mystery shopping your competition, you gather invaluable business intelligence regarding their approaches to consumer engagement, which you can then compare and contrast to the results from your own internal mystery shops.To see what happens to your brand when you’re not looking. Remember how wild kids in class went when a substitute teacher showed up? And how well-behaved they (hopefully) became when the regular teacher returned the next day? The same sort of dynamic applies here. When a bank or credit union president/VP or manager is in the room, you can expect staff to (typically) more actively and enthusiastically live the brand. However, how they behave (both with each other and with your consumers) when there isn’t a constant management presence is important. A mystery shop will let you know if your staff is living the brand without management oversight. continue reading » 14SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr