Culturalist Challenge! Which Show Are You Most Excited to See in 2015?

first_img View Comments STEP 1—SELECT: Visit Culturalist to see all of your options. Highlight your 10 favorites and click the “continue” button. Pick your favorites, then tune in for the results on the next episode of The Show! STEP 3—PREVIEW: You will now see your complete top 10 list. If you like it, click the “publish” button. (If you don’t have a Culturalist account yet, you will be asked to create one at this point.) Last week, we asked you an incredibly tough question: Of all the shows that opened in 2014, which one was the best? Tony-winning rock musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch came out on top—bravo, Ms. Hedwig! This week, we’re asking you another tricky one. Of all the Broadway shows slated to open in 2015, which are you most excited to see? Features Editor Lindsay Champion kicked off the challenge with her list of shows here.center_img Once your list is published, check out the overall rankings of everyone on the aggregate list. The staff is nuts about Culturalist, the site that lets you create and rank your own top 10 lists. Every week, we’re challenging you with a new Broadway-themed topic to rank—then we announce the most popular choices on the new episode of The Show every Wednesday. STEP 2—RANK: Reorder your 10 choices by dragging them into the correct spot on the list. Click the “continue” button.last_img read more

Biodiesel workshop

first_imgUniversity of GeorgiaFrom the economics of biodiesel to producing it drip by drip at the University of Georgia’s biorefinery, the Southeastern Biodiesel Workshop will cover all aspects of biodiesel in an upcoming three-day workshop.Those attending the workshop Nov. 27-29 in Athens, Ga., will receive training from industry professionals and academic experts. They’ll learn how biodiesel is made in a hands-on production lab and interact with experts and industry representatives.“The Southeastern Biodiesel Workshop is an intensive, detailed workshop covering the basics of biodiesel production and use and the issues related to both,” said Ryan Adolphson, director of the UGA biomass energy facilities. The workshop provides information on the biodiesel industry in a practical manner suitable for anyone from “experienced biodiesel producers and users to the novice just entering the industry.”Early registration, which must be received by Nov. 1, is $195 for the workshop and $150 for the biodiesel lab. After that date, the cost is $225 for the workshop and $175 for the lab.The workshop is sponsored by the UGA Center for Biorefining and Carbon Cycling. For more information, visit read more

Vermont Chamber partners with Vermont Farms Association to support family farms

first_imgThe Vermont Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce a partnership with the Vermont Farms Association (VFA) to promote agritourism and bring income to Vermont farms. Recently, the Vermont Chamber signed a three-year management contract with the VFA to provide administrative, accounting and marketing assistance along with various other duties. The VFA, which promotes farm visits, stays, and educational programs, has gained national attention as the leader in the Vermont agritourism industry.Duane Marsh, Vermont Chamber President, noted, “Agritourism is not just about tourism, it is about economic development. Agritourism is a growing, dynamic and important part of Vermont’s business economy. We are happy to help support the Vermont economy by bringing business to our valuable family farms.”Beth Kennett, President of the Vermont Farms Association, stated We are delighted that the Vermont Chamber of Commerce has stepped up to help align agritourism with the business and economic community. The Vermont Chamber will provide the VFA, as well as the entire agritourism community, the infrastructure and stability we need to develop our market.A New England Agricultural Statistics Service study released this spring assesses Vermonts income derived from agritourism in 2002 at a total of $19.5 million. The study shows that the value of agritourism has increased 86% from $10.5 million since the year 2000. The $19.5 million represents approximately four percent of the total gross farm income generated in Vermont in 2002. In 2002, one-third of all Vermont farms received income from agritourism; these 2,200 farms received an average of nearly $8,900 per farm. Farms with smaller acreage tended to be more involved in agritourism, although larger farms had a higher average income. The most common source of agritourism income was from on-farm sales of commodities produced and sold at the farm. Maple syrup and maple products led the totals, followed by fruits, vegetables, Christmas trees, cut flowers, nursery products, cheese, and an assortment of other items. Other types of agritourism-generating income include accommodations, outdoor recreation, education, and entertainment. For more information on the Vermont Farms Association, please contact Trena Whiton ( sends e-mail), 866-348-FARM).last_img read more

Regional efforts focus on ending WMD trafficking

first_imgBy Dialogo May 14, 2009 More than two dozen countries from around the world attended a three-day meeting from May 12 to 14 in downtown Miami to address the illicit trade of weapons of mass destruction and related materials. The meeting, co-hosted by the United States Southern Command and the U.S. Secretary of Defense, is part of the Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI), which is a global effort to stop the trafficking of WMDs, their delivery systems and related materials to and from states and non-state actors. The trafficking of WMDs is an increasingly important issue in the region. As drug traffickers look for new and innovative ways to traffic drugs, these same means may just as easily be exploited to transport WMDs. “The links between illicit trafficking and terrorism are not difficult to imagine,” said Ambassador Paul Trivelli, Civilian Deputy to the Commander and Foreign Policy Adviser at U.S. Southern Command, and former U.S. Ambassador to Nicaragua. Of particular concern is the semisubmersible, a submarine-like vessel used mostly to transport cocaine from Colombia to the United States. The makeshift subs have been seized off the coasts of Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico and, just four months ago, as far away as Sri Lanka. The newer versions of the vessel are equipped with GPS systems and high frequency radio receivers and can make the trip from Colombia to the United States without refueling. They can travel at speeds of up to 18.5 kilometers per hour and carry a crew of between four to six people, along with a cargo of six to 16 tons — that’s up to $200 million (USD) worth of cocaine in a single shipment. “It is only a matter of time before these semi-submersibles are used to transport more dangerous cargo,” Ambassador Trivelli said, alluding to the potential for WMDs. Some experts also believe that semi-submersibles could be used for suicide attacks. Meetings like the PSI provide a venue for nations to discuss ways to combat regional threats like the semisubmersible. At the meeting, experts from around the globe shared best practices, planned WMD-related interdiction exercises to improve operability and strengthened security relationships within the region and around the world. “We [USSOUTHCOM] are building and strengthening partnerships with US Government agencies, with our partner nations and with nongovernmental organizations and the private sector,” reiterated the former U.S. Ambassador to Nicaragua. “We all have the same goals and want the same things — a secure, stable and prosperous home.” It had been more than three years since the United States last hosted the PSI meeting, which was attended by representatives from 20 nations. Today, more than 90 nations throughout the world support the PSI, including the following from the Western Hemisphere: the United States, Canada, Argentina, the Bahamas, Belize, Chile, El Salvador, Honduras, Panama and Paraguay.last_img read more

Benthic to Carry Out Caspian Sea Geotech Survey

first_imgBenthic, a geosciences company, has secured a contract for an offshore geotechnical investigation in the proposed Azeri Central East platform location in the Caspian Sea.Benthic will execute the geotechnical scope of work from the Topaz Caspian Supporter in Q1 2018.The Benthic Portable Remotely Operated Drill (PROD) will collect a number of geotechnical borehole samples and PCPT samples across the pipeline, platform and pipeline crossing location.Following the completion of offshore operations and laboratory testing, relevant geotechnical data reports will be prepared.last_img read more

Euro 2020: Prosinecki resigns as Bosnia coach after Armenia debacle

first_imgRelatedPosts UEFA president Ceferin said leagues ready to play behind closed doors Ireland appoints new manager Coronavirus: Premier League extends suspension Robert Prosinecki stepped down as Bosnia’s head coach after their 4-2 defeat in Euro 2020 qualifying on Sunday left them with only a forlorn chance of reaching the finals, the Balkan nation’s football association said. “I have spoken to everyone and the crux of it is that I have resigned,” Prosinecki was quoted as saying on the Bosnian FA official website on Sunday. “When I took over I was confident we’d qualify for the European Championship and we’ve failed. My successor will have enough time to prepare the team for the Nations League playoffs. “I was very optimistic and I still think Bosnia is a very good team but something obviously isn’t right. It seems I have failed to motivate the team,” said the 50-year old former Croatia midfielder. The defeat left the Bosnians fourth in Group J on seven points from six games, eight behind leaders Italy who have won all their five matches. Second-placed Finland, who lost to Italy 1-2 on Sunday, have 12 points from six games and third-placed Armenia are on nine from six after their impressive home win over the Bosnians. Although they have only a mathematical chance of reaching Euro 2020 by finishing in the top two in their group, Bosnia could still advance to the finals via the Nations League. They topped their League B group ahead of Austria and Northern Ireland, meaning that they have qualified for the playoffs also including Denmark, Sweden and Ukraine, the winners of the second tier’s other three pools. The playoff winners will qualify for the European Championship to be held across Europe next year. Prosinecki, who won the 1991 European Cup with Red Star Belgrade and finished third with Croatia in the 1998 World Cup as a player, took over at Bosnia in January 2018 and enjoyed a 10-game unbeaten start. Reuters/NAN.Tags: ArmeniaBosniaEuro 2020Robert Prosineckilast_img read more

Hancock County basketball teams compete in regional quarterfinals

first_imgELLSWORTH — Five Hancock County basketball teams played regional quarterfinal games at Bangor’s Cross Insurance Center, and three have advanced to the semifinals.Mount Desert Island’s boys’ team defeated No. 7 seed Belfast (10-10) 45-35 in Class B North on Friday. Graham Good led the Trojans (16-3) with 13 points, Andrew Phelps scored eight and Russell Kropff added six. MDI faces Central (16-3) at 2:05 p.m. today, Feb. 22.On Saturday, the MDI girls faced No. 1 seed Houlton and Kolleen Bouchard, one of Maine’s top players. MDI (12-8) was within one point with less than five minutes remaining, but Houlton (18-1) won 47-39 to keep its quest for a third straight state title alive.The Deer Isle-Stonington girls were in action against the fourth-seeded Easton Bears in Class D on Monday. The Mariners (11-8) took the early in the game, but Easton (11-8) recovered from an early shooting drought to win 45-23. It was the Bears’ first playoff win in 30 years.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textThe top-seeded George Stevens Academy boys (19-0) were in action against Woodland (10-8) on Wednesday and continued their dominance of Class C with a 72-31 win. GSA’s girls’ team (17-2) topped Calais (14-6) 49-40 earlier today.last_img read more

Chukwu Unfazed by Zamalek’s Continental Record

first_img“The match against JS Saoura of Algeria was an eye opener and it has put our players in continental mood.”Rangers eliminated JSS from Algeria on the away goals rule, while Zamalek were drawn bye to the first round of the Champions League after they lost in last year’s final to Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa.Meanwhile, FC IfeanyiUbah’s Cameroonian import, Tamen Medrano has attributed the team’s ouster from the preliminary round of this year’s CAF Confederation Cup to politics of African club football.The Anambra Warriors lost 3-0 on penalties to Al Masry of Egypt after the regulation time had ended 1-1 on aggregate.But the Cameroonian who was in action for 90 minutes stated that so many things transpired in Egypt beyond the pitch but that they have learnt their lessons and would be better prepared next time.“It was very tough for us in Egypt and they got away with all they did because we were new in the competition and are not used to the politics of the game,” Medrano told Goal.”Imagine all the fans and supporters of Al Masry all staying at the back post of where penalties were to be taken. There were other things that happened that won’t be said here.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Enugu Rangers Chief Executive, Christian Chukwu, has declared the Nigerian champions have respect for five-time African champions, Zamalek, but are not afraid to take on them.Rangers will first play away to the Egyptian giants next month in a CAF Champions League first round match with the return leg in Enugu a week later.The overall winners will qualify for the money-spinning stage of the continent’s foremost club competition.Chukwu who once captained Rangers and later coached the Flying Antelopes said the Nigerian champions are prepared to battle Zamalek next month.“We are fully ready for Zamalek. We respect them but we are not afraid of them,” declared Chukwu.“We have already started preparation ahead of that encounter.last_img read more

St. Michaels FAI Junior Cup defence continues

first_imgClonmel Town will play Galway Hibs in the 6th Round, after they beat Mayo side Iorras Aontaithe by 2-1.Nenagh Celtic are also through, after winning 2-1 at Bridge United of Clare.However, Streamstown Celtic are out, after losing 4-0 at Evergreen of Kilkenny.last_img