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Jan
18

Just Jim Dale Starts Previews Off-Broadway

first_img Related Shows The Just Jim Dale creative team feature set design by Anna Louizos, lighting design by Rui Rita, sound design by Carl Casella with Mark York as pianist and co-arranger and musical direction by Aaron Gandy. In Just Jim Dale, Dale recounts an unequaled lifetime in the theater and myriad irresistible showbiz tales—from a childhood performing on the British Music Hall stage, through his many Broadway triumphs in Scapino, Barnum and Me and My Girl, to his experiences narrating all seven Harry Potter audiobooks. The show is a collection of stories from Dale’s breadth of theatrical work and songs, including “The Colors of My Life” “The Lambeth Walk” and “Georgy Girl.” Just Jim Dale Tony winner, two-time Grammy winner and Oscar nominee Jim Dale’s solo show Just Jim Dale begins previews off-Broadway on May 15. Directed by Tony winner Richard Maltby, Jr, the limited engagement for the Roundabout Theatre Company is scheduled to open at the Laura Pels Theatre on June 12. View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 10, 2014last_img read more

Dec
18

10 ways to show leadership without a title

first_img 36SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr It’s a question and/or statement I hear some version of an awful lot.“I want to lead, but I’m not a manager.”Or…“How can I lead when I’m not a manager?”It’s not a bad question to ask and think through, and I admire folks’ sincere desire to develop their leadership skills.The thing that’s important to understand, though, is that while it may be tempting to think that the time prior to having a management position is the time when you don’t really have to focus as much on leadership skills, nothing could be further from the truth. At least if you’re wanting to continue to grow and develop as a leader, that is.Many of you have heard me say something like this a time or twelve, but one of the very first things I typically ask folks who are interviewing for or thinking about putting in for their first management position is…“What are you already currently doing to lead on your current team?” continue reading »last_img read more

Nov
18

As part of the 17th Month of Design, tourism awards were presented

first_imgRural tourism Kezele “I am extremely proud of my family and myself that we received an international award for a project we have been developing together for almost 20 years. Our project was chosen not as a special form of tourism, but in general as one of the most creative tourism projects based on identity. In our case, it is the identity of the Croatian village, the region of Moslavina and the heritage we have preserved. We are particularly pleased that the project was selected at the level of the whole of Southeast Europe, which in this selection included the area from Italy and Austria in the west to Greece and Turkey in the east. An impartial jury made up of architects, designers and tourism experts covered this part of Europe and made an objective selection of the best without lobbying and politics. A way of working that is unknown within domestic institutions. This award is a confirmation to us that our work is relevant at the international level and an incentive to think further about the development of our concept and the destination in which we find ourselves.”, Said the winner of the” Big SEE “award in the category” Creative story and identity as experience “Janko Kezele from Rural tourism Kezele. In the evening, an event called “Design Room” was held where renowned chefs presented the specialties of their countries. The “Big SEE” project brings together individuals, institutions and entrepreneurs from Albania, Austria, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Greece, Croatia, Italy, Hungary, Kosovo, Northern Macedonia, the Republic of Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Serbia and Turkey, home to over 340 million people. The aim of the conference was to establish a dialogue between tourism service providers, investors, architects and designers in order to encourage the development of local communities in order to transform them into innovative and sustainable tourist destinations. Already the 17th “Month of Design” in Ljubljana brought together the best architects and other individuals from 19 countries in Southeast Europe. During the “Creative Tourism” conference, held on October 17, the “Big SEE” awards were presented, including several winners from Croatia. Source / photo: Big SEE You can find more information about the “Big SEE” award HERE.˛ In the category “Architecture and design as experience”, the award was given to Damir Stanišić, director Plitvice Holiday Resort koji je dodao kako ih veseli što su privukli i domaće goste,  koji su treći po broju dolazaka i noćenja. „It turned out to be an idea and a product, a complete hit and we see that we need to invest in additional content and products because that is the only way we can stand out from the competition. We are also proud that the whole project, from the idea, design, architecture, execution of works, etc., is a 100% Croatian product. The magnet and the primary motive for coming are of course the Plitvice Lakes National Park, but certainly as we have to show our guests much more, from Rastoke, zipline, paintball, Deer Valley, Barač Cave… various quality additional facilities so guests can definitely spend 4 to 5 days, without being bored”, He said, adding that they are happy to have attracted domestic guests, who are third in the number of arrivals and overnight stays. Pine Beach Pakoštane – Adriatic Eco Resort,arhitekata A R I E S, Juračić i Skorup, Seoski turizam Kezele – Janko i DragoKezele, Eko farma Repro – Dragica, Dragutin, Nina i Karla Repar i PlitviceHoliday Resort, arhitekata Abstracto Studio, mogu se ponositi svojim nagradamaimajući u vidu da predstavljaju najbolje u svojim državama jer svojim idejama iradom kontinuirano inspiriraju ljude u svojim zajednicama i šire. Plitvice Holiday Resortlast_img read more

Oct
19

Does drug touted by Trump work on COVID-19? After data debacle, we still don’t know

first_imgSome scientists said the episode had set back efforts to determine whether hydroxychloroquine was an effective or risky treatment for COVID-19, as some other trials around the world were also halted following the WHO’s initial decision to pause.”It’s really impacted quite negatively the sort of studies that would be able to say if there is a benefit or harm,” Will Schilling told Reuters. He is co-lead on the UK COPCOV study which was paused last week, just days after its launch.”At the moment, we don’t really know,” Schilling said. “That’s why these studies are needed, and now they’ve been slightly waylaid by all of this.”Scientists acknowledge, though, that studies are being conducted at break-neck speed while garnering unprecedented levels of attention that could give findings unwarranted weight.The president’s taking itHydroxychloroquine has made global headlines in large part because of its promotion by Trump, who said in March it could be a game-changer and last month revealed he was taking it himself, even after the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had advised that its efficacy and safety were unproven.In the absence of clear scientific evidence, some authorities and consumers are buying up stocks of the drug in case it turns out to be effective. Britain, for example, is spending millions of pounds bulk-buying tablets.Hydroxychloroquine was shown in laboratory experiments earlier this year to be able to block the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19, but this effect has not been replicated in rigorous trials in people.A separate study by University of Minnesota scientists of the potential preventative effect of hydroxychloroquine against the new coronavirus found it did not protect people who had been given it after being exposed to COVID-19.Here again, though, the waters have been muddied. The New England Journal of Medicine, which published the research on Wednesday, noted in an editorial, that there were limits to the scope of the study.The University of Minnesota study also was limited in the scenario it tested, said Richard Chaisson, a Johns Hopkins researcher who is running a separate trial of the drug to determine whether it is effective in treating patients with moderate to severe versions of COVID-19.There is still a need for robust studies looking at whether it might work in low doses before or after exposure, as well as against mild cases, moderate cases, hospitalized patients and seriously ill ones, he added.Who’s knock-on effectsThe WHO decision to halt its trials last week had knock-on effects across the drug industry and medical profession.French drugmaker Sanofi temporarily stopped enrolling recruits to its own study and pulled supplies of the drug for treatment. The UK COPCOV trial, aimed at establishing if hydroxychloroquine can prevent healthcare workers from contracting COVID-19, hit pause just a week after its launch.Those studies are yet to resume.Several European countries also have stopped using the drug for treating some COVID-19 patients.Some trials have, however, continued despite the WHO’s move.Novartis has not changed course with its study and the UK Recovery trial paused only briefly before moving ahead after safety checks. It is still enrolling patients and has signed up 4,500 recruits so far – 1,500 patients who are on the drug and around 3,000 who aren’t.In short, the jury’s still out on hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19, according to Landray at Recovery.”People can quote data, people can quote experts, but there is continuing huge uncertainty,” he said.  Scientists are resuming COVID-19 trials of the now world-famous drug hydroxychloroquine, as confusion continues to reign about the anti-malarial hailed by US President Donald Trump as a potential “game-changer” in fighting the pandemic.The renewed research push follows widespread criticism of the quality of data in a study that on Thursday was retracted. The article, originally published in influential medical journal The Lancet, had found high risks associated with the treatment.The World Health Organization, which last week paused trials when The Lancet study showed the drug was tied to an increased risk of death in hospitalized patients, said on Wednesday it was ready to resume trials. The WHO’s change of mind is “a wise decision”, according to Martin Landray, co-lead scientist on the Recovery trial, the world’s largest research project into existing drugs that might be repurposed to treat COVID-19 patients.”What all this episode really reflects is that without randomized trials, there is huge uncertainty,” said Landray, a professor of medicine and epidemiology at Oxford university.Randomized studies are the gold standard in research, randomly assigning a treatment to one group of people and a dummy to another group so that the two can be compared. The Lancet study was a “retrospective observational” study, using a data set from an analytics firm, to see what effects the drug had had on some COVID-19 patients, compared to those who did not get it.The WHO’s about-face came after nearly 150 doctors signed a letter to the Lancet outlining concerns about the data of the observational study published on May 22. On Thursday three of the study’s authors retracted it, saying the company holding the data would not release it for an independent review.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Sep
28

This Gold Coast home is the pinnacle of prestige property

first_img33 Conifer Cres, Broadbeach Waters.It wasn’t until 2016 that they knocked it down to make way for the mansion that stands today.“At the time, we paid more than what the market was but we wanted to secure that block,” Mr Lucas said.The house has a long list of standout features, including the pool, which starts at the lounge room window and cascades down towards the river, the fireplace that doubles as a wall-mounted TV unit and the modern staircase.“The black staircase and window (frames) — people love them, yet people would never think to do a black staircase themselves,” Mr Lucas said.The media room with smart control and CBUS lighting is his favourite feature because it can be opened up to the rest of the house or closed off when needed. 33 Conifer Cres, Broadbeach Waters. 33 Conifer Cres, Broadbeach Waters.THE design and construction of this stunning riverfront mansion heralded the beginning of a residential building company for the Lucas family.Barry and Dee Lucas worked with their son Nathan and Gold Coast architect Herwig Hartl to create their unique Broadbeach Waters home, which is unlike any other on the Coast.Now the family gives other South East Queensland buyers the chance to create their dream home through their business, Colossal Homes. 33 Conifer Cres, Broadbeach Waters. 33 Conifer Cres, Broadbeach Waters.center_img 33 Conifer Cres, Broadbeach Waters. 33 Conifer Cres, Broadbeach Waters.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa16 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago“It’s all stemmed from this house,” Mr Lucas said.The two-storey contemporary home can’t help but leave guests in awe.Its black and white palette gives it a sense of sophistication while indoor and outdoor plants offers a warmer contrast.Mr Lucas, who also runs a landscaping business in hometown Melbourne, said the plants were his influence.His son handled the cutting-edge design of the home while his wife took care of the interiors.The family, who moved to Queensland 14 years ago, bought the property in 2010 when a much smaller and older home stood on the 771sq m block. 33 Conifer Cres, Broadbeach Waters.“A lot of them are tucked away in basements,” he said. “I can sit in the media room and talk to my wife in the kitchen.”Mr Lucas said they were reluctant to sell the house but needed a bigger one because he worked from home most of the time. “We’ve outgrown the house,” he said.last_img read more

Sep
28

Unit block in tightly held Gold Coast street fetches $2.04 million at heated auction

first_imgIt came down to two bidders before the hammer fell at $2.04 million, which marks a record price for the street.A local couple scored the keys and were congratulated by onlookers before being whisked away to finalise the deal.They told the Bulletin they had fallen in love with the area after moving from Perth about six months ago.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa11 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago“You’ve got to have the right position, anything in front of water is great,” said the couple, who wished not to be named.“We don’t have any immediate plans for it so we’ll just sit and hold it and see what the future brings.”It was always going to be a fierce competition, with 17 buyers vying for the three-unit block.Ray White Broadbeach agent Troy Fitzgerald, who marketed the property with Jared Malan, knew there were several interested buyers but was surprised at the number of those who registered to bid.“I didn’t expect 17 registered bidders, I was sort of thinking it would be between 10 and 15,” he said.“There was one guy on the phone who was on holidays bidding from Bali, the rest were all there. The unit block at 7 Awoonga Ave, Burleigh Heads sold under the hammer for more than $2 million.A WATERFRONT apartment block in one of Burleigh Heads’ most tightly held streets has new owners for the first time in almost 30 years after being snapped up at a highly anticipated auction.About 100 people gathered at the Awoonga Ave property to watch it go under the hammer on Saturday, with many spilling onto the street and into the park across the road alongside Tallebudgera Creek.The bidding kicked off at $1.5 million then climbed in mostly $25,000 and $10,000 increments. Prior to the auction, the block had been owned by the same family for almost 30 years. MORE NEWS: Skyhome marks top sale Its sale price marks a record for its street.“There were a few people that got registered who didn’t even come through the property.”He said its tightly held position in popular Koala Park overlooking Tallebudgera Creek and within walking distance of the beach, Burleigh Heads National Park, cafes and Burleigh’s bustling James St was what made it so attractive.Property records show the brick block last sold in December 1991 for $360,000.Mr Fitzgerald told the Bulletin last week the seller was initially from Melbourne and used the property as a holiday house before later moving to the Coast.It has two two-bedroom units on the ground floor and another three-bedroom unit upstairs, with two covered carparking spaces and a communal laundry between them. The property is one of two on the street that has sold in the past six years.The house at No. 33 was the last to sell, fetching $1.196 million in 2016.The previous street record was set by the house at no. 13 when it sold for $1.265 million in 2007.center_img Almost 100 people attended the auction. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:46Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:46 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenChoosing an apartment to invest in01:47 MORE NEWS: Splash out on Hollywood-style luxurylast_img read more

Sep
25

Curfew up in parts of Kashmir ahead of revocation anniv

first_imgPolicemen and paramilitary soldiers patrol a road during curfew in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. AP Police and paramilitary soldiers drove through neighborhoods and went to people’s homes warning them to stay indoors. Government forces, carrying assault rifles and in riot gear, erected steel barricades and laid razor wire across roads, bridges and intersections. They patrolled largely deserted streets in Srinagar and enforced restrictions on civilian movement. (AP) Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, a civil administrator, said the security lockdown was clamped in the region’s main city of Srinagar in view of information about protests planned by anti-India groups to mark Aug. 5 as “black day.”center_img SRINAGAR, India – Authorities clamped a curfew in many parts of Indian-controlled Kashmir on Tuesday, a day ahead of the first anniversary of India’s controversial decision to revoke the disputed region’s semi-autonomy.last_img read more

Sep
24

Brookville approves LED light plan

first_imgBrookville, in. — Officials in Brookville approved a plan to replace all street lights with LED lights. The $150,000 plan does not include street lights on Main Street.The new LED lights will use less electricity and provide brighter light. Duke officials say the lights will be equipped with “Smart Technology” that can tell workers when a light needs to repaired or replaced.last_img

Sep
24

Wildcats Beat Spartans On The Diamond

first_imgFranklin County moved to 4-0 in the conference and 4-0 overall with a 10-3 win over Connersville Thursday night at home. Ben Krider earned his second win, going 6 innings, giving up 1 run. 5 Wildcats had multi-hit games, led by Brennan Meyers with 3 hits.Franklin County has a double header with Talawanda at home on Saturday with a start time of 10 am.Next week FC will host Batesville on Monday, travel to Batesville on Thursday, then end the week by hosting Hagerstown on Friday night.Courtesy of Wildcats Coach Derek Stang.last_img read more

Sep
24

Daniel Ray “Danny” Helton

first_imgDaniel Ray “Danny” Helton, 55, of Aurora, Indiana, passed away Saturday May 5, 2018 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.He was born July 24, 1962 in , son of the late Hubert Helton and Edna (Burton) Helton BarberHe worked as a Loader for Slay Transportation, for over 28 years of service.He was a member of New Life Southern Baptist Church and served as the Associate Pastor. He also was a Church Deacon, Song Leader, and Sunday School Teacher. Danny was a great man of faith and served his church and community in many ways. His faith was very important to him and he lived out his faith in all walks of his life. In addition to his faith, Danny was an avid hunter, enjoyed sports, and Nascar Fan. He loved his dogs, Adka and Leia. His family was very important to him and he will be greatly missed by his family, friends and church family. Daniel is survived by his loving spouse of 35 years, Carla Helton (Lewis), Daughters, Heather (Justin) Billig of Greendale, IN, Danielle Helton of Sunman, IN, Brittany (Jim) Stevenson of Greendale, IN, Breanna Helton of Aurora, IN; siblings, Vickie Tunstall, Michael (Terry) Helton, & George Barber; Grandsons, Daniel & Lucas Billig; Step Grandchildren, Victoria, James, Ashley, Reagan & Lauren Stevenson; Father-In-Law & Mother-In-Law, Roger & Peggy Lewis of Hamilton, OH. He was preceded in death by Father, Hubert Helton, Mother, Edna (Burton) Helton Barber.Friends will be received Wednesday, May 9, 2018, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the New Life Southern Baptist Church, 19936 Schaeffer Rd., Sunman, Indiana. (Manchester). Services will be held at New Life Southern Baptist Church, Thursday at 11:00 am. Interment will follow in the Hogan Hill Cemetery, Aurora, Indiana. Contributions may be made to the funeral home. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.comlast_img read more