Congrats to The Velocity of Autumn on Opening Night

first_imgThe explosive family comedy The Velocity of Autumn opens officially on April 21 at Broadway’s Booth Theatre. Oscar winner Estelle Parsons and Tony winner Stephen Spinella star in Eric Colbe’s play under the direction of Molly Smith. 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. View Comments Star Files Show Closed This production ended its run on May 4, 2014 wishes The Velocity of Autumn a happy opening. Just keep those Molotov cocktails on stage.center_img Estelle Parsons In celebration of the show’s opening night, resident artist Justin “Squigs” Robertson sketched this portrait of Parsons and Spinella in the Brooklyn Brownstone that Parson’s character Alexandra barricades herself in. The Velocity of Autumn Related Showslast_img read more

Chainsaw Safety

first_imgUniversity of Georgia Cooperative Extension is presenting chainsaw trainings designed to educate Georgia’s landscape and tree care workers on the safe use of chainsaws. The trainings will be offered between September and December at locations across the state. “A chainsaw is the most dangerous implement that you can buy in a store that does not require any training or a license. You don’t even need to read the manual to operate it,” said Ellen Bauske, public service associate with the UGA Center for Urban Agriculture. “(These) trainings are for people working in the tree care and landscape industry. Tree care workers are often dangerously comfortable with chainsaws. The landscape worker usually doesn’t use a chainsaw. Invariably, they’re inexperienced when they have to. These trainings are designed to get rid of bad habits and establish safe practices. ” The trainings are taught by North American Training Solutions, one of a handful of companies specializing in chainsaw safety training. The classes are approved by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and funded through their Susan Harwood Training Program. There are four different trainings, each tailored to a different skill set when handling a chainsaw. “A surprising number of people cut down trees from ladders, which is extremely dangerous because you can’t get away from the tree or branch when it falls. We have a chainsaw and ladder safety training,” Bauske said. “We have chainsaw safety and working in the right-of-way. If you’re felling a tree in an urban area, you are invariably felling them around electrical wires. Electrocution is the No. 2 cause of death among tree care workers.” Other trainings focus on aerial lift operations and tree felling. The trainings are free, and lunch will be provided for a small fee. The next training is slated for Aug. 11 in Douglas County. It will focus on technical tree cutting and small tree felling. Other trainings include one in Chatham County, Sept. 1-2; in Brunswick on Sept. 3; in Troup and Spalding County, Sept. 24; in Fulton County, Sept. 30; in DeKalb County, Oct. 8; in Douglas County, Oct. 13; in Gwinnett County, Nov. 12 and Dec. 9 and Lowndes County (Dec. 10). “We are working on more trainings, so call your county agent to find out about the trainings near you.,” Bauske said. To find your local UGA Extension office visit. Authors: Experts/Sources: Clint Thompson is a news editor with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences based in Tifton.center_img Clint Thompson Ellen M. Bauskelast_img read more

Henry turning heads on D

first_imgJEFF SCHORFHEIDE/Herald photoIn his first year as a college player, true freshman cornerback Aaron Henry has turned some heads with his play. His two and a half sacks against Iowa two weeks ago may have been his coming out party, but his interception against Washington State’s fake punt earlier in the season was equally impressive — it was his first ever college football game.”I’ve been playing football my whole life,” Henry said, downplaying his interception. “That stuff is second nature to me. If you see a ball in the air, you’re taught to go and attack it.”The speedy freshman raced 26 yards down the sideline after the pick before getting shoved out of bounds. The play effectively put the game in the books, as it set up the last Badger touchdown in a 42-21 win over the Cougars.”My hat goes off to the coaching staff for giving me the opportunity,” Henry said. “I’m just trying to go out there and play my part.””He works hard, and he asks a lot of questions,” starting cornerback Allen Langford said. “He goes out there and performs well because he knows what he’s doing.”Because of reoccurring injuries to cornerback Jack Ikegwuonu, Henry has been a large contributor to the Badgers’ 5-0 record. After Ikegwuonu left early in the first quarter against Michigan State due to illness, Henry saw action nearly the entire game.”What Aaron has done has been tremendous as a freshman,” Langford said. “He’s been asked to step in there a lot of times and fill in for a lot of guys, and what’s most important when you’re a freshman is that when you come in, you don’t play as a freshman.””Aaron has become the best corner we have beyond Allen and Ike,” defensive coordinator Mike Hankwitz said. “If one of those guys gets hurt, he’s the first guy to go in.”Aside from filling in for the injured starters, Henry has also been an effective and frequently used weapon at nickleback. On third downs and blitz packages, Henry has shined the brightest as the third quick coverage man in many defensive schemes. He adds speed and a dangerous cornerback blitz attack for the Wisconsin defense.In the 17-13 victory over Iowa two weeks ago, Henry showed that he can change games as a play maker. During a third down play on Iowa’s first drive, the freshman bolted toward Iowa quarterback Jake Christensen and dropped him for a sack. Henry’s play successfully ended Iowa’s first drive and sent a message to the Iowa offense that they had better keep an eye on where he lined up.The Iowa offense didn’t get the memo in time. It was the first sack of Henry’s career, including high school, and he finished the game with two and a half sacks.”Either I would have sacked him or somebody else would have sacked him,” Henry said. “I was coming off the edge free. Fortunately for me, I was able to get to him before anybody else did.”Henry was a stellar football, basketball, and track and field athlete in Immokalee, Fla., where he passed on scholarships to Nebraska, South Florida and Iowa to play for Wisconsin. Henry’s choice to leave Florida and come to UW has greatly contributed to the Badgers’ success.”I could have stayed in Florida and been content, but I wanted to try something different,” Henry said. “I heard it’s freezing up here compared to Florida weather, but I wanted to do something that, in my family, nobody has ever really done.”As for what he can improve on, Henry says it’s the tackling.”I’m not the best tackler in the world,” Henry said. “I’m not a great tackler or a big hitter. I want to improve on the basics and my fundamentals of tackling.”Being the biggest hitter isn’t important, Henry says, as long as he plays smart and doesn’t give up big plays on defense.”Wrapping up and keeping my head up, whether it is a big hit, or a tackle for a loss, or making a tackle, I just want to be sound on it,” Henry said. “I want to make sure [the offensive player] doesn’t go for another, 30, 40, 50 yards.”So far, Henry’s positives have outweighed his self-proclaimed weaknesses in tackling. Against Michigan State, the Badger defense allowed 251 rushing yards but still won the game. Illinois, the Badgers’ next opponent, is ranked 6th in the country at rushing with an average of 256 yards per game on the ground. Henry and the other defenders, will have to improve their tackling and toughness to stop the Illinois rush attack. “Coming into the Big Ten, you have to be physical,” Hankwitz said. “It’s a step up from high school. He’s not afraid to tackle, but he can get more physical. He’ll get better as he gets more experience.”last_img read more

Lagat, Alemu return to Tata Mumbai Marathon

first_img First Published: 4th January, 2020 13:49 IST Written By SUBSCRIBE TO US Last Updated: 4th January, 2020 13:49 IST Lagat, Alemu Return To Tata Mumbai Marathon Defending champions Cosmas Lagat and Worknesh Alemu set to return to Tata Mumbai Marathon, which will be held on January 19 All the leading women will have as their target the course record of 2:24:33 set by Kenya’s Valentine Kipketer in 2013. Meanwhile, around 50,000 runners will take to the roads in Mumbai for six different races. In addition to the full marathon, which has a total prize fund of USD 405,000, there is a half marathon, a 10-km race, a Dream Run (5.9 km), Senior Citizens race (4.2 km) and a Champions with Disability race (1.5 km), the release stated.READ: J&K: DGP Dilbagh Singh Flags Off ‘Run For Unity’ Marathon In Jammu The four fastest men in the field are all Ethiopians, led by Ayele Abshero who has a personal best of 2:04:23, and although that was almost eight years ago when he won the Dubai Marathon, he showed that he is still a competitive runner by coming second in the Hamburg Marathon at 2:08:26 last April. WATCH US LIVE Press Trust Of India center_img COMMENT “My Mumbai Marathon win was my best race of 2019, so I have fond memories of running in India. The experience I got running this race last year will be very important this time,” Lagat was quoted as saying in a media release. “Coming so close to the course record, I have thought about what I can do to improve, and I think I can run the first half of the race faster than I did last year,” he said. Like Lagat, Ethiopia’s Alemu upset the pre-race form book in 2019 and won in Mumbai in a personal best of 2:25:25. She improved her best to 2:24:42 later in 2019, by finishing sixth at the Amsterdam Marathon in October. Alemu heads a strong women’s field that has eight women who have run under 2:28:00. The fastest women in the field is another Ethiopian,Amane Beriso, who had a stunning marathon debut when she ran 2:20:48 for second place in the 2016 Dubai Marathon, which placed her third on world list that year. FOLLOW US LIVE TV Defending champions Cosmas Lagat and Worknesh Alemu will return to Tata Mumbai Marathon, which will be held on January 19. Kenya’s Lagat won the event last year in decisive fashion, when he broke away from the rest of the leading pack around 29 km into the race. He clocked 2:09:15 in 2019, the second fastest winning time in the history of the Mumbai Marathon.Having come home just 40 seconds outside the course record of 2:08:35, set by his compatriot Gideon Kipketer in 2016, Lagat will be back on the start line in Mumbai, motivated not only by the possibility of pocketing another USD 45,000 first prize cheque, but also the USD 15,000 on offer for a course record.READ: Miller Named Event Ambassador Of Tata Mumbai Marathonlast_img read more

Enteractive unveils new state-of-the-art Malta headquarters

first_img Share STS inks new partnership with Enteractive December 5, 2019 Enteractive kicks off World Cup marketing campaign May 1, 2018 Share Submit Related Articles Pinnacle invests in its players through Enteractive link-up February 27, 2018 StumbleUpon Retention solution provider Enteractive has moved into new state-of-the-art office space in Malta, as it looks to meet the growing demand for its services.The new office has been designed to create a comfortable working environment, with the aim of improving the wellbeing of its employees as well as boosting productivity levels.Capturing the Enteractive culture of going the extra mile for its customers, the 800 square metre headquarters features a number of modern comforts to make staff feel at home.At the heart of its operations is a 4-metre wide media wall that will be used for work purposes and social events, such as brainstorm meetings and displaying live sporting events. It also includes a fully-functional modern kitchen which is used to serve all staff breakfast and lunch every day during working hours.Placing sports as the fundamental motivator for the company’s overall drive, the new Enteractive home comes with its very own state-of-the-art sports bar. Filled with 7 plasma TVs showing the latest motor races, football matches, cycling tours and much more, the unique concept aims to bring together all staff in a team-like environment fuelled by adrenaline and energy.The new office will house 70 employees, with more set to follow as part of the provider’s recruitment drive.Mikael Hansson, CEO of Enteractive, believes the company’s new surroundings will increase energy levels among staff, as well as present the perfect opportunity to attract new talent and help grow the business even further.“Having a comfortable working environment is something we feel very strongly about, and we are sure our staff will really appreciate the recent investment we have made into our new office surroundings,” said Hansson.“At Enteractive, we always go beyond the call of duty to provide an excellent service for our customers. We’ve adopted the exact same mentality for our own staff to give them the best possible chance to flourish in a comfortable working environment.”last_img read more