Broadway alums Vanessa Williams, Julian Ovenden and Lauren Worsham are set to star in a semi-staged production of Show Boat this fall. The classic musical, which features music by Jerome Kern and a book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, will play Avery Fisher Hall from November 5 through November 8. Ted Sperling will conduct and direct. Williams will star as Julie, Ovenden will play Gaylord Ravenal and Worsham will take on the role of Magnolia. All three make their New York Philharmonic debut. Additional casting will be announced at a later date. View Comments Williams recently returned to Broadway as a special guest vocalist in After Midnight, and was nominated for a Tony for her performance in the revival of Into the Woods. Her additional stage credits include The Trip to Bountiful, Sondheim on Sondheim and Kiss of the Spider Woman. Williams received three Emmy nominations for her performance on the ABC comedy series Ugly Betty. Show Boat follows the lives of three generations of performers, stagehands and dock workers as their theater, the Cotton Blossom, floats along the Mississippi River. The musical was first performed on Broadway in 1927 and has been revived on the Great White Way and by opera companies numerous times since then. The tuner features such classic showtunes as “Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man,” “Ol’ Man River” and “You Are Love.” Ovenden made his Broadway debut in the 2006 revival of Butley. His London stage credits include Marguerite in the West End, as well as My Night with Reg, Merrily We Roll Along, Grand Hotel and Annie Get Your Gun. His screen credits include Downton Abbey, Smash and The Assets. Worsham is currently starring in A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder. Her performance as Phoebe, which marks her Broadway debut, landed her a Tony nomination, a Drama Desk Award and a Theatre World Award. She is also the lead singer for the Brooklyn-based band Sky-Pony. Star Files Vanessa Williams
Walter Reeves Don’t miss “Gardening in Georgia” Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 12:30 p.m. Designed especially for Georgia gardeners, the show is produced by the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and GPTV. The unpredictably cool weather this spring shows how useful a cold frame can be in protecting plants you move outside. On “Gardening in Georgia” this week, host Walter Reeves shows how to build three types of cold frames using materials you may have in your yard or storage shed.A popular gardening show in its third season on Georgia Public Television, this week’s show also covers pruning hollies and reusing hanging baskets. Reeves takes a look, too, at creeping ground cedar, watermelons and the Georgia Gold Medal winner pink Chinese loropetalum. UGA CAES File Photo
Farmers and Food Buyers Hook Up at Local Foods Matchmaker Event”Speed dating” event equals economic development for VermontRandolph, Vt – The first Vermont Foods Matchmaker took place at the Three Stallion Inn in Randolph on October 29th. The event brought together over 40 buyers, from the state’s largest supermarkets to its finest restaurants as well as non profit groups such as the Vermont Foodbank, to talk one-on-one with Vermont food producers interested in finding new customers. It was a chance for food producers to explore their options in wholesale or indirect markets, while buyers learned their own options for sourcing closer to home.The Agency of Agriculture also found enthusiastic partners with their co-sponsors the Vermont Grocers’ Association, Vermont Fresh Network and Vermont Hospitality Council.”The idea for hosting this event began to form during a working day devoted to exploring ways to get more local foods into state government facilities this spring,” explained Helen Labun Jordan, with the Vermont Agency of Agriculture. “We heard from many buyers that they would like to find more local options, they just needed an efficient way to have those conversations with interested producers.””Today’s event was super. The topics were relevant and the energy was tangible. Buyers and sellers were connecting-a number of new relationships were formed. I commend the VT Agency of Agriculture for spearheading this event. Statewide collaborations like this are essential to developing a viable local food economy,” commented Meghan Sheradin, Executive Director of the Vermont Fresh Network.”The timing of this event is perfect considering the increased interest in purchasing local,” said Jim Harrison, President of the Vermont Grocers’ Association. “The forum provided an excellent opportunity for our supermarkets, Co-ops and individual markets to make new contracts and to meet new suppliers.””Vermont’s agriculture and food industries are an important sector of our economy. The Vermont Specialty Food Association estimates there are nearly 400 food-related companies in Vermont generating $1 billion in revenues annually,” said Mike Quinn, Vermont Commissioner of Economic Development. “Providing producers with an opportunity to sell to these companies is a way to strengthen both sectors.”The Matchmaker model, which is essentially speed dating, has many advantages for building business relationships. Sellers sign up for 10 minute sessions with buyers, based on a pre-published participant list. Each seller gets a full 10 minutes to make their pitch, so they have time to explain advantages of purchasing local product and address concerns like distribution, volume and price.Bill Suhr, owner of Champlain Orchards commented, “It’s a rare opportunity to have a mix of buyers and sellers in one place with time set aside to focus on local foods. Setting up a meeting with just one of these potential buyers could have taken my business all day. Now we’re all in a room and the potential momentum is incredible.”More than 40 buyers and over 70 sellers participated in the event. The response was greater than anticipated and the event was met with overwhelming enthusiasm.”Based on the great response we received this year, we will certainly look into making this an annual event. The goal was to create opportunities for farmers, food producers and buyers to contract with each other to get more local foods in more outlets,” said Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Anson Tebbetts. “The key is to put more local foods on more dinner plates to support Vermont farmers and the Vermont economy.”
Jeld-Wen, Inc,JELD-WEN, Inc has signed a long-term lease renewal for 212,340 square feet of industrial space at 36 Precision Drive in North Springfield, Vermont, from Winstanley Enterprises. A global window and door maker based in Klamath Falls, OR, JELD-WEN utilizes the site for product manufacturing for the New England region. In the transaction, the company was represented by Bo Mills, Mark Detmer, Will Strong, and Jackie Orcutt of the Phoenix office of Cushman & Wakefield, and Thomas Farrelly of the firm’s Manchester, N.H. office. Landlord WE 36 Precision Drive LLC, an affiliate of Winstanley Enterprises, was represented by Arthur Ross of Hart Corp. “With its prime location near I-91, this facility is well-suited for JELD-WEN for serving its regional market,” said Mills. “Recently renovated, this industrial property works well for the company’s window and door business.” Originally constructed in 1968 as a single-tenant precision tool manufacturing facility, 36 Precision Drive was completely renovated in 2006 and converted into a multi-tenant property. The building totals 373,000 square feet, expandable to 600,000 square feet, and occupies 15 acres within a 213-acre industrial tract. NORTH SPRINGFIELD, Vt., Dec. 12, 2011 ‘
Embed from Getty Images Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York As a presidential candidate, Donald Trump called for a ban on Muslims entering the country, proclaimed that Islam hates the United States, and admitted months later that his proposed ban had morphed into “extreme vetting from certain areas of the world.”Trump’s controversial remarks about a religion worshiped by 1.6 billion people worldwide endeared him further to his supporters, but those same words are coming back to haunt him now that he’s president. In a stinging rebuke to his second attempt to block mostly Muslim immigrants from entering the United States, U.S. District Court Judge Derrick Watson in Hawaii placed a temporary hold on the president’s executive order just hours before it was to go into effect. Overnight, a federal judge in Maryland overseeing a separate challenge to the ban put a hold on the order’s 90-day prohibition for new visas. Watson’s sweeping decision marks yet another blow to the young administration’s attempt to restrict travel among immigrants, 15 months after then-candidate Trump first proposed his now infamous Muslim ban. The executive order, which was signed March 6, would’ve prohibited for 90 days the issuance of new visas from six Muslim-majority countries and put a hold on the nation’s entire refugee resettlement program. Watson not only considered the executive order as written, but surprisingly, its intent, which he ruled violated the establishment clause of the U.S. Constitution prohibiting religious hostility. The ruling is a win for not only the state of Hawaii, whose state attorney general sued the administration, but also civil rights groups who’ve remained adamant that the bans were implicitly biased against Muslims. “[T]he Executive Order causes harm by stigmatizing not only immigrants and refugees, but also Muslim citizens of the United States,” Watson wrote in his 43-page decision. The ruling surprised many observers, who considered the administration’s changes to the original order would’ve made it more difficult for potential plaintiffs to argue standing in court. Watson considered 15 months worth of remarks on the topic made by Trump and his associates, including his senior advisor Stephen Miller and former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani. In his decision, Watson cited a handful of comments from Trump, including his Dec. 7, 2015 press release calling for a ban on Muslims entering the United States in the wake of the terror attacks in Paris and the slayings in San Bernardino, Calif. “I think Islam hates us,” Trump said in an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper on March 9, 2016. Asked if there was a war between the West and Islam, Trump responded: “It’s very hard to separate because you don’t know who’s who.”Pressed last July on whether he was softening his stance on Muslim immigration, Trump clarified his position. “I don’t think it’s a [pull-back]. In fact, you could say it’s an expansion,” he said. “I’m looking now at territories. People were so upset when I used the word Muslim. Oh, you can’t use the word Muslim. Remember this. And I’m okay with that, because I’m talking territory instead of Muslim.” In a presidential debate last October, Trump was asked if he remained tethered to the concept of a Muslim ban. “The Muslim ban is something that in some form has morphed into a[n] extreme vetting from certain areas of the world,” he replied. Trump was not the only person to undercut the administration’s argument in the eyes of the court. Watson recalled Giuliani’s remarks on Fox News after the first ban was instituted, in which he admitted Trump sought advice on how to legally implement a “Muslim ban.” “When [Mr. Trump] first announced it, he said, ‘Muslim ban,’” Giuliani said. “He called me up. He said, ‘Put a commission together. Show me the right way to do it legally.’”On Feb. 21, Miller, Trump’s senior advisor, told Fox News that the new ban mirrored the first. “Fundamentally, you’re still going to have the same basic policy outcome for the country, but you’re going to be responsive to a lot of very technical issues that were brought up by the court and those will be addressed,” Miller said. “But in terms of protecting the country, those basic policies are still going to be in effect.”Remarkably, Trump on Wednesday night called the new ban a “watered down” version of the original, which could perhaps further undermine the administration’s ability to convince a future judge to overturn the restraining order. During a speech in Tennessee, Trump slammed the decision an example of “judicial overreach” and vowed to fight the ruling by taking the case “as far as it needs to go.” That Watson so resoundingly disregarded the government’s argument was a surprise to some. The administration tried to avoid another unfavorable ruling by eliminating references to religious minorities, adding language to protect legal U.S. residents, including Green Card holders, and by shutting down entirely the nation’s refugee resettlement program. The administration has argued that the president has broad authority to decide who’s allowed into the United States under the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965. Watson, however, said it was within the court’s powers to consider the motives of the government, which administration lawyers cautioned against. “The government appropriately cautions that, in determining purpose, courts should not look into the ‘veiled psyche’ and ‘secret motives’ of government decisionmakers and may not undertake a ‘judicial psychoanalysis of a drafter’s heart of hearts,’” Watson wrote. “The government need not fear. The remarkable facts at issue here require no such impermissible inquiry. For instance, there is nothing ‘veiled’ about this press release:“‘Donald Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States.’”
The affected users highlighted on the Apple Community forums and Reddit that while updating to macOS Big Sur, a black screen appeared that eventually bricked the hardware. One of the users said on the Apple Community forums that an engineer was able to boot an impacted MacBook Pro after unplugging its I/O board.“I am not sure how Apple will be dealing with this issue, especially that all affected Macs are out of warranty. And I am not sure if they’ll be able to fix this with a software update since this seems to be a hardware problem that Big Sur somehow caused,” the user wrote.Apple is reportedly aware of the problem as it has been escalated to the Apple support team. However, the company hasn’t yet provided any clarity to users whether it would be able to resolve the issue through a software update.That said, it is safe for the older MacBook Pro users to delay installing macOS Big Sur until the company makes an official response on the bricking problem.Some users last week reported that macOS Big Sur took hours in the download process. However, the massive rush in installing the new software update that could be thanks to the list of its new features impacted users on existing macOS versions as many of them faced delays in app launches. The problem was caused by a certificate issue, where the macOS Gatekeeper service was failing to check the developer certificate of the app.Some researchers claimed that the app slowdowns happened due to a glitch in the system that was allowing macOS to send user data to Apple servers. Apple, however, has now provided some clarity on that issue and said it had never combined data from Gatekeeper’s checks with information about its users or their devices.“We do not use data from these checks to learn what individuals users are launching or running on their devices,” the company said.Apple also mentioned that it’s overhauling the designing of the network request and enabling an opt-out preference for users. These changes, which are to ensure user security and to resist issues like what happened last week, would come into effect over the next year.Will Apple Silicon Lead to Affordable MacBooks in India? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below. Apple brought macOS Big Sur as its next-generation operating system last week. The update carries a list of fresh features for Mac machines. However, macOS Big Sur was also found to include an issue that causes Apple apps to bypass firewalls and virtual private networks (VPNs). This privacy-concerning problem was initially spotted in a macOS Big Sur beta last month. Apple didn’t fix it at the time of bringing the public release, though. Separately, the macOS Big Sur update was reported to some older MacBook Pro models. Apple also responded to the privacy concerns raised by some researchers over its Gatekeeper security feature that caused some hiccups last week.A Twitter user @mxswd initially spotted the firewall bypass issue on the early macOS Big Sur beta last month. The issue was causing the system to bypass firewalls and VPNs when using an Apple app, such as the Apple Maps. It was confirmed by security researcher Patrick Wardle.- Advertisement – “Previously, a comprehensive macOS firewall could be implemented via Network Kernel Extension (kext). Apple deprecated kexts, giving us Network Extensions… but apparently (many of their apps/ daemons bypass this filtering mechanism,” Wardle noted in a tweet.The security researcher found that the Mac App Store on macOS Big Sur was bypassing firewalls. The issues in the beta were detailed by Apple-focussed blog Apple Term.It was at that time presumed that Apple would fix the issue when releasing the Big Sur update to the general public. However, the company didn’t make any changes.- Advertisement – Wardle noted in a tweet posted on Sunday that the issue of bypassing firewalls and VPNs still persisted in the stable release and could be abused by malware and impact user security on the latest macOS version.Apple has yet to comment on the matter.In addition to the issue of bypassing firewalls and VPNs, macOS Big Sur seems to have some problems that are bricking some older MacBook Pro models. As reported MacRumors, several users on the late 2013 and mid-2014 13-inch MacBook Pro models are reporting that the latest macOS update is bricking their machines.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –
Evi continued that the KPU took a different view than the council on the matter, that it had only adhered to a Constitutional Court ruling regarding the West Kalimantan election results.”In accordance with Law No. 7/2017 on election disputes, the KPU viewed that the Constitutional Court’s ruling must be implemented. However, the DKPP stated that our action was an ethics violation,” she said. “We didn’t change the results.”The ethics council found that the KPU was responsible for manipulating the votes in West Kalimantan electorate district 6 by transferring a number of votes from Hendri Makaluasc to Cok Hendri Ramapon, another Gerindra politician who was contesting the legislative election.The council also issued a stern warning to KPU chairman Arief Budiman and commissioners Pramono Ubaid Tanthowi, Ilham Saputra, Viryan Azis and Hasyim Asy’ari.Commissioner Pramono said that the KPU respected the council’s ruling and would study it carefully, but insisted that Evi did not manipulate the election results as the DKPP had ruled.”Evi did not take the initiative or give the order to intervene in or change the election result,” he said.Pramono added that the KPU had appointed commissioner Hasyim Asy’ari to take over its technical division from Evi following the ruling.Topics : Evi Novida Ginting Manik of the General Elections Commission (KPU) has asserted that she would challenge the decision of the Election Organization Ethics Council (DKPP) that has found against her and ruled that she be dismissed “permanently”.The council issued the ruling on Wednesday at a disciplinary hearing in Jakarta, after it found that Evi had violated the KPU’s code of ethics by falsifying the results of the 2019 regional election in West Kalimantan. The following day, on March 19, Evi said that the DKPP ruling was “too much”, saying that no one had been harmed by the results of the West Kalimantan legislative election. She also noted that the plaintiff, Gerindra Party politician Hendri Makaluasc, had on Nov. 13, 2019 retracted the lawsuit he had filed with the council.
Dubai and fellow members of the United Arab Emirates decided Thursday to reopen malls, cafes and restaurants and to ease lockdown restrictions imposed last month to prevent the spread of the illness.The measures were timed for the start Friday of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.Read also: UAE opens drive-through coronavirus testing siteThe UAE has declared more than 9,000 cases of the COVID-19 illness, with 64 deaths.Dubai had been the only emirate that imposed a total curfew, while the other six members of the federation had restricted movement at night.Dubai has also authorized public transport, including its metro, to resume services from Sunday.Residents are however required to wear face masks at all times, with violators to be fined 1,000 dirhams (US$272).Topics : Dubai on Friday launched a mobile testing service to carry out free coronavirus screening at home for the elderly and most vulnerable, after slightly easing strict confinement measures.The new “Mobile Laboratory Units” are converted ambulances fitted with auto-sterilization equipment, thermal scanners and safe storage cabins for samples, state news agency WAM said.They will “play a key role in reducing pressure on hospitals amidst the COVID-19 crisis and help protect people at high risk,” it said.
The Nigeria International currently leads the interceptions chart in the Premier League with 55, four more than Bournemouth defender Diego Rico who is on 51. He recently dropped to second in top tacklers’ race after being overtaken by Foxes teammate Ricardo Pereira who has now 90 as against Ndidi’s 85. Commenting on Ndidi’s return, former Super Eagles skipper amd coach Sunday Oliseh hailed him for his overall importance to Leicester’s cause this term. Read Also:Leicester boss hands Ndidi new ‘nickname’ after miraculous recovery from surgery “Wilfred “Superman” Ndidi is back in midfield & Leicester go back to winning ways in style, 4-1 ! Extremely happy for the young man. Personally feel he is the best defensive midfielder in the Premier league, so far this season, Oliseh wrote on his verified Twitter handle. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Super Eagles and Leicester City defensive midfielder, Godfrey Ndidi, has said he was excited to return to action after few weeks of nursing the knee injury. Wilfred Ndidi is all smiles at Leicester City’ “I Feel good to be back, slowly and steady we keep moving back to our Leicester ways … love it foxes.” he was quoted as saying on his official twitter handle. The Super Eagles star returned from a knee injury and was a 34th-minute replacement for injured Nampalys Mendy in Wednesday’s 4-1 victory over West Ham. He brought grit and solidity Leicester’s have lacked in his absence, completing one tackle, making one interception, and recorded 81% PA. Ndidi, 23, has been a key performer for the Foxes this term and his absence saw the Foxes’go on a 3-game winless streak. Brendan Rodgers’ men played a 1-1 draw in the Carabao Cup semifinal first leg tie against Aston Villa and also recorded back to back loses in the league, against Southampton and Burnley.Advertisement Promoted ContentWhat Happens When You Eat Eggs Every Single Day?7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe7 Reasons Why You Might Want To Become A VegetarianBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthFans Don’t Know What She Looks Like NowEverything You Need To Know About Asteroid ArmageddonInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street Art
The nation is quietly marking the 20th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting this Saturday.On April 20th, 1999, two students at the school outside of Denver, Colorado went on a shooting rampage killing 12 students and a teacher.Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold wounded another 21 people and exchanged gunfire with police before killing themselves in the library.At the time, it was the deadliest school shooting in U.S. history.Residents of Littleton, Colorado held a vigil last night at the Columbine memorial to remember the lives lost.The week before the 20th anniversary a Miami woman who glorified the tragedy flew to Colorado and bought multiple weapons forcing multiple schools to go on lockdown.Sol Pais, 18, was found dead Wednesday as police closed in after a massive manhunt.“There is no longer a threat to the community,” the FBI said Wednesday afternoon.Related content:Disturbing new details about ‘Columbine-obssessed’ Miami teen