The Threepenny Opera, Starring Michael Park, Opens Off-B’way

first_imgMack the Knife is sneakin’ ‘round the corner! Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill’s The Threepenny Opera celebrates its opening night on April 7 at the Linda Gross Theater off-Broadway. The production, directed and choreographed by Martha Clarke, stars Emmy winner Michael Park, Tony nominee Laura Osnes and Oscar winner F. Murray Abraham. The Atlantic Theater Company recently announced that the production will extend its run and play through May 11. Michael Park The Threepenny Opera is based on John Gay’s The Beggar’s Opera. Adapted by Marc Blitzstein, the show centers on the scoundrel Macheath and his criminal exploits in 19th century London. In the tuner, Macheath, or Mack the Knife as he is known, marries the impressionable and innocent Polly Peachum, much to the displeasure of her father and mother. Throughout his marriage and a series of arrests, he maintains a strong relationship with his mistress, Pirate Jenny. Laura Osnes View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on May 11, 2014center_img Related Shows The Threepenny Opera Star Files Additional cast members include Sally Murphy, Lilli Cooper, Rick Holmes, Mary Beth Peil, John Kelly, Sophie Bortolussi, Jon David Casey, Timothy Dale, Lindsey Dietz Marchant, Christina Spina and John Watkins.last_img read more

Zapping Salmonella

first_imgTreating chicken is different from beef and pork”With beef and pork, we remove the hide,” Russell said. “Withpoultry, the skin (which has been exposed to the environment) iswhat’s being tested.”To further protect themselves and their families, consumers mustlearn to deal with raw poultry safely, too.”They need to handle it properly,” Russell said. “Any surfacethat raw chicken has contacted should be cleaned. And peopleshould be sure to wash their hands thoroughly before and afterhandling raw chicken.” By Brooke HatfieldUniversity of GeorgiaSalmonella contamination can cause major problems in Georgiapoultry plants. But one scientist’s efforts have preventedseveral plant shutdowns by helping reduce the level of bacteriain plants.”The biggest problem I hear from the industry is ‘I can’t get myarms around the Salmonella issue,'” said Scott Russell, a poultryscientist with the University of Georgia College of Agriculturaland Environmental Sciences.”Salmonella is a ubiquitous organism,” he said. “It can be foundin the environment, so it can be transferred to chickens easily.”Poultry problems are Georgia problemsAny problem connected to the poultry industry is a Georgiaproblem. Poultry is the state’s biggest agricultural industry,with more than $13 billion in annual farm income. Failure to meetfederal Salmonella standards can cause plant shutdowns, resultingin employee layoffs.With 750 to 1,200 workers per plant, such layoffs would costpoultry plants half a million dollars a day in sales, Russellsaid. To the workers, the income loss could be devastating.And if a plant is shut down, what happens to the live chickensthat are en route? If a processing plant is shut down because ofexcessive Salmonella levels, animal welfare problems surface,especially in the summer.Preventing plant shutdownsThis year, Russell has helped prevent shutdowns at five majorpoultry processing companies.The nature of poultry processing adds to the salmonella problem.Since most of the chicken is uncooked, it’s possible for bacteriain the bird to survive.”There will always be bacteria when you are dealing with rawpoultry products,” Russell said. “But (U.S. Department ofAgriculture) regulations dictate how meat plants follow rules interms of food safety.”The Pathogen Reduction/Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point(HACCP) system requires poultry plants to keep Salmonella levelson chicken carcasses below 23.5 percent.That percentage may sound high. “Actually, it’s really low whenyou look at it holistically,” Russell said. “We’re never going toget it to zero.”It just takes one cellA carcass needs to have only one Salmonella cell to test positivefor Salmonella.”The average number of Salmonella cells on a positive carcass isfour to five and almost always less than 30,” Russell said.The USDA tests carcasses for Salmonella for 51 days. If a plantfails, it has 30 days to fix the problem before testing resumes.The testing process outlined by HACCP allows for three strikesbefore a plant is shut down.”If they fail the third series, that’s when they’re in serioustrouble,” Russell said. Once a plant gets a third strike, it mustbe shut down and reevaluated before retesting can resume.When the USDA realizes there’s a problem in a Georgia plant, theycall Russell, a poultry production and processing microbiologist.He’s been helping poultry plants reduce pathogen levels since1997.Salmonella presents a complex problem. There’s no one way tocompletely eliminate it. Russell takes what he calls a”multihurdle approach.” He attacks the bacteria from many points.”The Salmonella problem must be approached in the field, as wellas in eggs and breeder chickens,” he said. “During hatching andgrow-out, flies must be controlled, and various points in theplant must be monitored and controlled.” Another poultry processing factor makes it hard to controlSalmonella.last_img read more

VMEC ELECTS THREE NEW MEMBERS TO BOARD

first_imgRandolph Center, VTDecember 16, 2004The Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center (VMEC) announced the addition of three new members to their Advisory Board. Monica Greene, Gerald Brown, and Gary Rabidoux have been elected to the 14-member VMEC Board that is comprised of Vermont manufacturers representing a broad cross section of industries and other leaders who strongly support manufacturing. Greene is President and CFO of Vermont Precision Tools, Inc., Brown is the President and Board Chairman of the Vermont Council for Quality, and Rabidoux is Senior Director, Value Net Integration at General Dynamics Armament & Technology Products (GDATP).Monica Greene is a graduate of Champlain College and has been with Vermont Precision Tools (formerly Vermont Gage) since 1982.She has been a Partner since 1996. The company manufacturers high speed steel tooling and fixed limit gaging. Monica has also served on the Boards of Directors for the Franklin County Industrial Development Corp., Lake Champlain Islands Chamber of Commerce, and the Alburg Industrial Park and is the Chair of the Alburg Steering Committee.Gerald Brown was President of Vermont Heating and Ventilating Co. from 1956 to 2000 when he retired. His dedication to training and education led to his involvement in the Vermont Construction Training Council and Human Resource Investment Council. He has served on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Private Industry Council, is a past Chair of the National Association of State Workforce Investment Policy Council Chairs, served on the board of the US Department of Labors Workforce Excellence Network and was the first Interim Chair for the National Leadership Institute.Gary Rabidoux has 38 years of experience in operations, materials and Value Net Integration management. He has served as Director of Operations for multiple ATP manufacturing sites throughout the country. Gary is the GDATP lead for Lean Manufacturing for all ATP manufacturing sites and is a representative on the General Dynamics Corporate Lean Subcommittee.According to VMEC Director/CEO Bob Zider, We are very pleased to have these experienced manufacturers serve on the VMEC Board. I am confident that their ongoing input and counsel will only strengthen the outreach and quality of assistance that VMEC is able to provide to Vermonts approximately 2,000 manufacturers.###About VMECVMEC’s Mission is “To improve manufacturing in Vermont and strengthen the global competitiveness of the state’s smaller manufacturers.” This is done through professional consulting, one-on-one coaching and public/onsite workshops to help Vermont’s approximately 2,000 small and medium sized manufacturers increase their productivity, modernize their manufacturing and business processes, adopt advanced technologies, reduce costs, and improve their competitiveness. Increased competitiveness means greater stability in the state’s work force, improved efficiencies. Visit www.vmec.org(link is external) for more information.last_img read more

PREMIUMGoogle Cloud to open first data center in Indonesia in coming months

first_imgTopics : Facebook Forgot Password ? Linkedin Google Indonesia Google-Cloud data-center Jakarta-Bandung Bliblicom alfamart boston-consulting-group survey Log in with your social account Tech giant Google is looking to open its first data center in Indonesia this year to enable the company to take the advantage of the growing demand for cloud computing services in the country, one of company’s senior executives has said.Google Cloud Indonesia country director Megawaty Khie said in Jakarta on Wednesday that, with the establishment of the data center, the company would be able to provide a reliable cloud infrastructure for its local customers.“This year, in the next couple of months, we will launch a regional Google Cloud in Jakarta,” Megawaty said during a press briefing.Read also: Amazon Web Services to build data centers in Jakarta: MinisterShe said that Google first announced the plan to open Google Cloud in Indonesia two years ago at its Cloud Summit in Jakarta in 2018. The tech giant made another announcement in April 2019 during the… LOG INDon’t have an account? Register herelast_img read more

France hit by strikes over pension reform plans

first_img The Eiffel Tower is also closed today due to the strikeA specific contentious feature of the reform plans is the mooted introduction of a “full pension age” of 64, although the legal retirement age would still be 62.Last week prime minister Edouard Philippe reportedly demonstrated a degree of potential compromise with regard to the pension reform, although mainly on the timing. He indicated the reform would not apply to those born after 1963, but be pushed back to generations five to 10 years older.More details about the reform project are due to be presented next week before it heads to parliament in early 2020.The strikes could last for days, prompting many to allude to mass protests in 1995 that forced a government climbdown on a planned welfare reform that included pensions. Strikes got underway today in France over the government’s pension reform plans, with teachers and workers at state-owned rail and metro operators among those taking part.According to French media, disturbances include 90% of cross-country trains being cancelled and 20% of flights, while 11 metro lines and some 400 schools are shut in Paris.Hardline trade unions such as the General Confederation of Labour (CGT) and the Workers’ Force (FO) are against the planned pension reform and among those calling for the nationwide strike, and there is also opposition from unions representing professions such as lawyers and accountants.An overhaul of the pensions system is a major pillar of the French government’s reform agenda. It is aiming to introduce a universal points-based system where people’s pension would be calculated in the same way regardless of their occupational status. The current system is complex overall, comprising more than 40 different mandatory regimes, each with different rules about contributions and benefits.last_img read more

Man Flees Traffic Stop, Arrested After Search

first_imgPerry Bruce (Photo Provided)RIPLEY COUNTY — Authorities say a man wanted in Dearborn County jumped out of a moving vehicle hoping to avoid law enforcement capture.Deputies received a tip Sunday night that Perry Bruce, 34, of Cleves, Ohio, was en route to a location in Ripley County from Metamora.There was a warrant for his arrested for failure to appear in court in Dearborn County, police said.Authorities learned that Bruce was a passenger in a black Ford 500 eastbound on U.S. 50 from County Road 750 East. Officers were able to catch up to the suspected vehicle near Dillsboro and attempted to pull the car over.As the Ford was slowing down police say Bruce jumped from the passenger side of the vehicle and fled from officers into a wooded area.Officers set up a perimeter around the area and used a police K-9 for assistance. Bruce remained on the run for an hour before being taken into custody without incident.Bruce was booked into the Dearborn County Jail on the original warrant. He is also facing charges for suspicion of resisting arrest and possession of hypodermic needles.Investigators say they are also looking into the driver of the Ford, Karen Bruce, for allegedly driving while suspended and possession of hypodermic needles.last_img read more

Mrs. Mary Margaret (Macrander) Roach

first_imgInterment will follow in the Concord Cemetery, Patriot, Indiana.Friends may call 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, Monday, July 25, 2016, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.Memorial contributions may be made to Concord Cemetery Fund. Cards are available at the funeral home. Mrs. Mary Margaret (Macrander) Roach, age 87, of Vevay, Indiana, entered this life on February 4, 1929, in Posey Township in Patriot, Indiana to James O. and Naomi Margaret Sue Macrander Rein. Mary was a 1946 graduate of the Patriot High School in Patriot, Indiana. Mary was united in marriage on March 1, 1947, in Rising Sun, Indiana to the late, Earl F. “Rick” Roach and to this union arrived a son, Danny Ray to bless their home on March 24, 1949. Mary and Rick shared 42 years of marriage together until Rick passed away on May 21, 1989. Mary was a former book keeper for the Patriot Water Company in Patriot, Indiana, for several years. She was a member of the Patriot Baptist Church in Patriot, Indiana since 1942. Along with several other young people, Mary was baptized in the Ohio River. Mary was a wonderful homemaker and enjoyed quilting, crocheting and reading western novels. Mary will be dearly missed by her family and friends. Mary passed away at 7:51 am, Friday, July 22, 2016, at the King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison, Indiana.Mary will be dearly missed by her son: Danny Ray Roach of Youngstown, OH; her grandchildren: David Roach of Monroe, MI, Cheryl Roach of Tennessee and Donnie Williams of Nappanee, IN; her great-grandchildren: Ashley Ann, James, Lisa, Marsha, Josh, Kenny and David Wayne Roach II; her great-great-grandchildren: Nathan and Jayden Roach and several other great-great-grandchildren; her step-great-great-granddaughter: Cloe Taylor and her dear friend: Linda Smith of Patriot, IN.She was preceded in death by her parents: James O. Macrander and Naomi (See) Macrander Rein; her step-father: Jacob Rein; her brothers: Louis, Robert and James Macrander.Funeral services will be conducted Monday, July 25, 2016, at 1:00 pm, by Rev. Mike Jones at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.last_img read more

Neville to leave England women’s role in 2021

first_img Loading… “We will now discuss next steps with the British Olympic Association and the home nations with regard to Team GB Football and we are not in a position to make any further comment at this time.” After taking charge in January 2018, Neville quickly made a big impact as England won the high-profile SheBelieves Cup for the first time and pushed world champions the United States all the way before losing a pulsating World Cup semi-final 2-1 last year. However, England’s form has unravelled since, with a run of seven defeats in 11 games leaving even Neville himself questioning whether he was the right man to take them forward. Read Also: Barcelona stars linked with Newcastle amid new owners “As a result of the changes to the proposed tournament scheduling we will now be working to plan for a revised match calendar once it is safe and appropriate to do so,” said Neville. “I am looking forward to getting back to work with the team as soon as possible. We have a fantastic squad of players and there is plenty to work on as we look to progress as a team going into 2021.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Phil Neville will leave his role as England women’s manager when his contract expires next year, the Football Association confirmed on Friday. Phil Neville will leave his role as England women’s manager in 2021 The former Manchester United and England defender’s deal would have seen him take charge of the Lionesses’ European championship campaign on home soil next year. However, the reorganisation of the football calendar due to coronavirus means UEFA has now moved the women’s Euros to 2022. “Following UEFA’s decision to postpone the UEFA Women’s EURO to 2022, Phil Neville has confirmed he is committed to honouring the full term of his contract with The FA, which will see him leave the role in July 2021,” the FA said in a statement. Neville is also now unlikely to take charge of the Great Britain team at next year’s Olympics, with the FA keen for his successor to get tournament experience before the Euros. “In the best interests of the England Women’s team, both parties were in agreement that our shared priority was to ensure the Lionesses have continuity of coaching going into the home EURO and looking towards the 2023 FIFA World Cup,” said the FA’s director of women’s football Sue Campbell.center_img Promoted ContentEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You7 Reasons Why You Might Want To Become A Vegetarian7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterTop Tastiest Foods From All Over The WorldThis Happy Shiba Inu Pics Will Overwhelm You With CutenessCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueNo Good Disney Role Models For Boys?7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Dronelast_img read more

Reaction runs gamut following Frye’s Northern SportMod title

first_imgBELLEVILLE, Kan. ­– After an uncharacteristic 2014, Tyler Frye got back into a chassis he’d had so much success with in the past.The result was 33 feature wins, three track titles and his career first Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod national crown.“After last year, there was a huge feeling of relief. We were all in shock for a while,” Frye admit­ted. “We were pretty sure we’d won the national championship but it was nerve wracking waiting for the official call from IMCA.”The Belleville, Kan., clipper had averaged better than 20 feature wins each of the five previous seasons before winning just 14 times last year.“We used the same shocks and setup that we had before but we just never got the car to work for us,” he explained. “So we went back to a DMR by BMS car this year, ran second on opening night of Spring Nationals at Beatrice and won the second night. We knew we were onto something and just had to fine tune it a little.”After getting his 10th win in late May, at U.S. 30 Speedway, Frye and his team began a more ear­nest pursuit of the national title.“What we’ve always done is make sure we didn’t have any mechanical DNFs. The time you spend in the shop is as important as when you’re on the track,” said Frye. “We checked every single nut and bolt every night and that paid off for us in the end.”The attention to detail paid off with his single-season career best feature win total – Frye leads all drivers in the division with 156 for his career – and track championships at Oberlin Speedway, Thunder Hill Speedway and U.S. 30.“Looking back at everything I accomplished, I owe a lot to my dad, family and a lot of friends,” he said. “I wouldn’t have been able to drive a race car without everything they’ve done for me.”A 13-time winner at Columbus, Frye won another nine outings at Mayetta and six shows at Be­atrice.“One of the highlights of the season has to be getting my 30th win (on Aug. 30) at U.S. 30,” Frye said. “That was something I’d never done before so it was special to pick that up for the first time.”He ended the point season with back-to-back wins at Fall Nationals in Beatrice, then continued his special events streak with a career fifth Fall Nationals title at RPM Speedway before sweeping Thunder on the Hill features at Mayetta the following weekend.“I was able to win races three weeks in a row that you’re usually just happy to qualify for,” Frye said. “I don’t know if we could finish the season any better. The only way I could do that is by win­ning the Duel in the Desert at Las Vegas.”While there’s been scuttlebutt about what division he’ll be racing in, Frye made it clear that noth­ing has been set in stone for 2016.“We haven’t decided anything. The Modified is a wait and see,” he said. “Right now we want to enjoy what we accomplished this season.”Starts-60 … Wins-33 … Additional Top Fives-21HIS CREW: Wife Diana, son Trevin, father Troy and stepmother Berdina Frye, Dave Wilber and Stacy Saip.HIS SPONSORS: Belleville Motorsports, the Vanous family, KR92 Radio, Purple Splash, Jensen Earthworks, Tammy Frye, Jensen Ag Service and Wicked by Design, all of Belleville; BSB Manufacturing of Wellington; Jeff Cyphers of Concordia; EngineQuest of Las Vegas, Nev.; Stephenville Starter of Stephenville, Texas; Sample Rac­ing Transmissions of Hastings, Neb.; Fisher Race Engines of Oshkosh, Wis.; the Myers family of Axtell, Neb.; Jake Olmstead of Kearney, Neb.; Hoops Seed of Byron, Neb.; Icon Pistons of Carson City, Nev.; High Velocity Heads of Knoxville, Tenn.; and Dirt Defender Mud Plugs of Red Oak, Texas.last_img read more

Florida firefighter allegedly shot man during Super Bowl block party

first_imgA South Florida firefighter was arrested for murder on Thursday after he fired a gun into a car and hit a man during a block party on Super Bowl Sunday.Lorne Brown, 39, is a lieutenant with the Margate-Coconut Creek Fire Rescue Department and has worked for the agency for 15 years. Reports say he was suspending with pay pending an investigation.Broward Sheriff’s Office say Brown and his neighbors were having a block party in their Cooper City neighborhood when a car driven by Simeon Brown drove onto the street, followed by another car. Simeon Brown and Lorne Brown are not related. The neighbors and the men in the cars started arguing. As Simeon Brown and his friend drove away, one of the neighbors kicked the car, sheriff’s officials said.A few moments after the cars drove away, Simeon Brown returned with his friend. A sheriff’s report said Lorne Brown and his neighbors drew weapons and told the pair to get out of their car. That’s when shots were fired into the car. Simeon Brown was shot in the arm.He was taken to a hospital by Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue.Simeon Brown told the Florida SunSentinel newspaper he had been driving his girlfriend home before turning on the wrong street where the block party was.Simeon Brown obtained serious injuries. He had to have a surgery on his arm and will have another to remove a bullet fragment from his neck.Lorne Brown faces charges of premeditated attempted first-degree murder, shooting into a vehicle and aggravated assault with a firearm.last_img read more