Kathleen Turner Replaces Director in Would You Still Love Me If…

first_img Would You Still Love Me If… Off-Broadway drama! Kathleen Turner, the star of Would You Still Love Me If…, will now also direct the production, replacing Nona Gerard (no reason given). Meanwhile, Roya Shanks (The Slap) has been tapped to step in for co-star Deborah Cox (something to do with “increasing conflicts with the play’s October performance schedule”).The world premiere of John S. Anastasi’s love story that tackles the issue of transgender identity will still begin previews on September 26. Opening night remains scheduled for October 10 at New World Stages.Would You Still Love Me If…is the story of Danya and Addison, caring intelligent young women with a promising future and a baby on the way, but there’s a lifelong secret that threatens to destroy all they hold dear—prompting the profound question…why do we love who we love?In addition to Turner and Shanks, the cast will include Rebecca Brooksher and Sofia Jean Gomez. Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Oct. 26, 2015 View Commentslast_img read more

Support your community, build your credit union

first_imgLiving the credit union philosophy – “People helping people” – means empowering communities to thrive. In many cases, credit unions are already an integral part of the communities they serve. In others, there may be work yet to be done. The question credit unions in either instance may be asking themselves is, “How can we take our involvement a step further?” Enter CO-OP PURPOSE.Launched in 2016, CO-OP PURPOSE offers credit unions unique access to carefully crafted partnerships with other purposeful organizations that empower, engage and assist communities. In short, CO-OP PURPOSE serves as a credit union’s roadmap to a positive local impact. Here’s how credit unions can get involved.Explore the program options. CO-OP PURPOSE currently supports two main programs.CO-OP Miracle Match: This $1 philanthropic matching program encourages credit unions, chapters and leagues to raise funds for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.Yoobi Back to School Backpack Drive: By partnering with Yoobi, an innovative school supply company, CO-OP PURPOSE allows credit unions to help students in need. This simple program takes a $1,500 investment and turns it into 50 backpacks for students. 25SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

How social media has changed marketing

first_img 17SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr A marketing campaign 10 years ago looks a lot different than a marketing campaign today.And social media is a big reason why.“You really have to start thinking about how you would engage with people, not just a one-sided conversation making it all about you,” says Matt Maguy, co-founder of the marketing firm James & Matthews.To engage successfully, credit unions need to take the channel seriously in terms of investment in dollars and staff, he tells the CUNA News Podcast.“If credit unions aren’t investing in people to run social media as a full-time position, in my humble opinion, they’re completely out of their minds,” Maguy says.In the podcast, Maguy discusses the latest trends in digital and social media marketing, his thoughts on the difficulties the airlines are having with hashtags, and whether credit unions should engage on Snapchat and other emerging platforms. continue reading »last_img read more

Athletics fall to Angels, lead in A.L. wild-card race is trimmed

first_imgANAHEIM — The A’s lost to the Angels 3-2 on Tuesday night. Oakland’s lead in the wild card falls to a half-game over the Tampa Bay Rays and a game ahead of the Cleveland Indians.The top two teams in the wild-card standings meet in a one-game playoff Oct. 2.Homer Bailey ran into a bit of bad luck at Angel Stadium, succumbing to a couple soft hits that culminated in Brian Goodwin’s RBI bloop that tied the game 2-2 in the fifth inning. The Angels went ahead on an Albert Pujols sac fly.Khris …last_img

Our Poisonous Moon: Better from a Distance

first_imgThe moon stabilizes Earth’s axis and regulates the tides, but enjoy it from a distance.  Now there are more reasons you wouldn’t want to live there.“Long-term human exposure to the lunar environment has never been studied in depth, and it’s quite possible that — in addition to the many inherent dangers of living and working in space – the Moon itself may be toxic to humans,”  wrote Jason Major wrote at Universe Today (emphasis in original).    He was reporting on  a paper produced by an international team of physiologists, pharmacologists, radiologists and toxicologists from 5 countries, who sought to quantify the dangers to humans of extended lunar exposure.In the ArXiv paper by Linnarson et al., “Toxicity of Lunar Dust,” (open access), the researchers attempted to fill the “knowledge gaps” about health hazards in lunar dust while recognizing that “ground truth” on actual effects will require in situ measurements.  According to Major’s summary, the risks include inhalation of fine dust, skin damage and eye damage.Lunar dust is not subject to the erosional processes on Earth, so the particles tend to have sharp edges.  These can be compared to “pollutants encountered on Earth, such as asbestos and volcanic ash,” Major said; “lunar dust particles are small enough to penetrate deep within lung tissues, and may be made even more dangerous by their long-term exposure to proton and UV radiation.”  In addition, the microgravity environment of the moon may loft these particles around the airways.The dust is dangerous on the outside, too.  Apollo astronauts noticed that the dust clings to everything.  Long-term exposure to the sharp-edged particles, even in the safety of a lunar base, could cause skin abrasions, particularly on the fingers, knuckles, elbows and knees.  And if the dust were to irritate or scratch the cornea of the eye, would there be an opththalmologist in the base to prevent blindness?These were just a few of the risks of extended lunar habitation.  Some of the fine particles might enter tissue cells, or activate the immune system.  They might release free radicals into tissues and organs.  Even if the dust problems could be overcome, the moon remains unprotected from solar UV radiation, the solar wind, solar flares, micrometeorites and high-energy cosmic rays.The authors listed 34 remaining “knowledge gaps” about lunar toxicity.  If any of these (many suspected to be high to very high risk) were to prove serious, it might cause a reconsideration of the wisdom of sending humans to the moon for extended stays.  Since some of the risks apply to Mars as well (and since the moon would probably be a training base), these findings could put a damper on hopes for manned missions to Mars.God’s green Earth is starting to look quite nice, isn’t it?  Maybe you’re fretting the heat, the rain, the wind, or the cold.  After a week on the moon, you would count the days to get back home.  There are hazards on Earth, too, but at least you can breathe the air, get dirty in the garden and shower it off, and usually live out a lifetime without the constant protection of an artificial bubble.Consider that the moon is almost exactly at the same distance from the sun as Earth.  That’s why all the astrobiological optimism about extrasolar planets within habitable zones is mostly hype.  The moon is in the perfect habitable zone, too!  Many other factors are required to make a body habitable.  Time to watch The Privileged Planet again and count your lucky star.**The word lucky used here loosely to include Providence.(Visited 19 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Joburg honours struggle icons

first_img21 April 2016The City of Joburg on Wednesday gave its highest honour, the Freedom of the City, to two struggle icons: advocate George Bizos and Andrew Mlangeni.The veterans of the anti-apartheid struggle received the accolade for the pivotal role they played in the country’s fight for freedom. “These two men upon whom we confer this honour are free men of the city of Johannesburg and they were both there to hear those powerful words in person,” said Joburg Mayor Parks Tau. “One is a defender and the other is a member of the defending legal team.”Congrats to Andrew Mlangeni & George Bizos on receiving the #FreedomofCity @CityofJoburgZA @NeeshanB @Derek_Hanekom pic.twitter.com/y3IYFtf0aM— Kathrada Foundation (@KathradaFound) April 20, 2016“We also honour the service they gave, and continue to give, to the very democracy that they helped lead the struggle to create,” said Tau.“And, through them, we honour the values enshrined in our constitutional order, the great refutation of the system our honourees gave their freedom – and risked their lives – to bring down.”Watch the speeches:Their part in the struggleMlangeni was one of the accused in the Rivonia Treason Trial and spent 26 years on Robben Island in the cell next to Nelson Mandela before serving in Parliament in the first democratic government.His son, Sello Mlangeni, attended the event on his behalf.Bizos was a member of the legal team that defended the Rivonia Trialists. He dedicated his career to fighting for basic human rights under apartheid.Since the end of apartheid, he has fought to ensure those rights, guaranteed under the Constitution, are accorded to all South Africans.See the signing: #FreedomOfCity advocate Bizos signing the scrolls, he is now #FreemanoftheCity ^TK pic.twitter.com/xJl7ZM3RyU— City of Joburg (@CityofJoburgZA) April 20, 2016#MayorTau signs the scrolls, George Bizos, Andrew Mlangeni confered freeman of the City award #FreedomOfCity ^TK pic.twitter.com/4lC17RUrA4— City of Joburg (@CityofJoburgZA) April 20, 2016The Freedom of the City of Johannesburg has also been given to Walter Sisulu, Mandela, Beyers Naude, Joe Slovo and Ahmed Kathrada, among others.Source: South Africa.info reporterlast_img read more

The Emerging Era of Alert Services – For Almost Anything

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tracking shopping deals is the most immediate commercial application for alert services that go beyond ‘topics.’ Trackle offers a large selection of feeds to subscribe to, including coupons, product price drops,deals on Amazon (tracking when the price for a product falls within a price range you’re willing to pay), new product reviews, product recalls, daily deals, latest buzz in shopping, price protection(“…find out if the price of a recent purchase drops in time to apply for a rebate or partial refund.”).That selection from Trackle is impressive and will grow even more when data from sensors and RFID tags are added in the near future. Imagine for example getting notified, when you walk into a bookstore, that a book you have on your wishlist is available on special in that store. Or you’re doing your groceries and your phone alerts you to a deal in the store that day on blueberries, which you’ve marked as your favorite fruit and something that you want to track the price of. These kinds of scenarios could be achieved with a combination of services like Trackle, your smartphone, and RFID tags on product items. Those examples are just a starter for ten, we can expect more sophisticated alert systems to evolve once Internet of Things ramps up in retail stores and elsewhere.For now, let us know in the comments your favorite alert services! richard macmanus A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts As ever more data flows onto the Web, we need tools to track changes in that data and alert us to new data that we’re interested in. Examples of data that can be tracked include shopping deals, places, companies, home prices, sports scores, local events, even crime reports! Add to that emerging Internet of Things sources such as sensor data, RFID tags, proximity, and more. Last week we listed and categorized some of the leading topic-tracking tools on the Web (see also the follow-up post). The tools we listed were geared towards tracking news or media information on the Web. In this post, we look at a leading service that tracks more discrete, faster changing types of data.Trackle is an impressive alerts service that we first reviewed a year ago. Other similar services we’ve covered before are Yotify and Alerts.com. In our first review of Trackle, we were impressed by “the sheer quantity of alerts they’ve made available.” It’s expanded since then – you can see the current list here and in the screenshot below. Tags:#Internet of Things#Product Reviews#RSS & Feeds#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more

San Beda sweeps Lyceum for 21st NCAA championship

first_imgNCAA Season 93 champions. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netRobert Bolick threw Lyceum’s perfect season in the trash, leading San Beda’s 92-82 Game 2 triumph that completed the sweep of the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball Finals and the Red Lions’ back-to-back title romp.Bolick proved to be the hero the Red Lions needed, firing seven points in the final 5:01, none bigger than his dagger three with 50 seconds remaining to push his side to a comfortable 89-82 lead.ADVERTISEMENT QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort San Beda continued its dynasty as it annexed its 10th title in 12 years and 21st overall championship in men’s basketball.“(Lyceum) really wanted to win this game but (the San Beda players) were so excited. I’m happy that we’re able to settle down in the second half. Credit to my boys,” said coach Boyet Fernandez, who returned to the San Beda lair this season to win his third title with the school.Season MVP CJ Perez gave it his all in the decider, pouring 22 points, five assists, four rebounds, three steals, and a block, but Lyceum unfortunately suffered its first back-to-back losses this season at the wrong time and end its 18-0 season with a runner-up finish.Mike Nzeusseu got 15 markers, 15 boards, and two blocks, while Rookie of the Year Jaycee Marcelino had 12 points, four rebounds, three dimes, and two steals in the Pirates loss.The Scores:ADVERTISEMENT SAN BEDA 92 – Bolick 18, Tankoua 17, Potts 15, Mocon 14, Soberano 11, Abuda 5, Bahio 5, Presbitero 3, Doliguez 2, Noah 2, Tongco 0, Adamos 0.LYCEUM 82 – Perez 22, Nzeusseu 15, Marcelino JC 12, Ayaay 7, Caduyac 6, Santos 6, Tansingco 5, Marcelino JV 4, Pretta 2, Serrano 2, Ibanez 1, Baltazar 0.Quarters: 17-22, 41-47, 65-66, 92-82.POST-GAME INTERVIEW Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC San Beda, Lyceum early favorites ahead of NCAA Season 93 PLAY LIST 02:12San Beda, Lyceum early favorites ahead of NCAA Season 9300:50Trending Articles02:00NCAA Season 93 Preview: Lyceum Pirates01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LATEST STORIES Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa MOST READcenter_img Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Clark Sunset Marathon set He finished with 18 points, nine coming in the payoff period, together with six assists and five rebounds as he celebrated the victory like Lebron James in front of 14,693 in attendance.“Lyceum did a good job. If we could just give two championships, Lyceum and us should be the champions,” said Bolick.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutFinals MVP Donald Tankoua registered another monstrous double-double of 17 markers and 17 boards, while Davon Potts finished off his collegiate career with 15 points and five rebounds.Javee Mocon bucked another off-shooting night to drop 14 markers, six boards, and three dimes while AC Soberano went 3-of-7 from three including one from the left corner with 1:22 left to put San Beda up, 86-82. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ View commentslast_img read more

Nebraska Drops Cool Twitter Video Celebrating Dramatic Win Over Michigan State

first_imgQuarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. #4 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers leads the team on the field before the game.LINCOLN, NE – NOVEMBER 12: Quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. #4 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers leads the team on the field before the game against the Minnesota Golden Gophers at Memorial Stadium on November 12, 2016 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)Things were not looking good for Nebraska entering Saturday’s game against undefeated Michigan State. The Huskers were 3-6, with a few of the worst losses of the season, and some were already calling for first year Nebraska coach Mike Riley’s job. Many of those fans are probably a bit higher on him today. Nebraska won a dramatic game, knocking the Spartans from the ranks of the unbeaten, and today, the Huskers’ Twitter account dropped a cool quick video recapping the night in Lincoln.These fans. Our house. Unreal atmosphere. There is NO PLACE like NEBRASKA. #GBR #Huskers pic.twitter.com/wmncFSRK5G— Nebraska Football (@HuskerFBNation) November 8, 2015The results haven’t always been there for the Huskers so far in 2015, but that is a win they won’t soon forget.last_img read more

Lacazette Arsenal should have scored more goals

first_imgAlexandre Lacazette feels that more goals were possible for Arsenal in their 2-1 win at Huddersfield Town on Saturday.The French striker found the net at the Kirklees Stadium for his 10th Premier League goal of the season after neatly finishing off Ainsley Maitland-Niles’ cross just before half-time to double Arsenal’s lead after Alex Iwobi had put them ahead.Despite a stoppage-time own goal from Saed Kolasinac, the Gunners held on to claim a 2-1 win and move to within a point of fourth-placed Manchester United in the Premier League table.But Lacazette, who squandered chances for more goals along with Iwobi in the second-half, admits that a tense Arsenal side could have done better in front of goal.“Yes, I think we should have had more situations to score more goals but we played against a strong team today in the second half. We were in a difficult moment so these three points are good for us,” said Lacazette on Arsenal.com.“We knew that, because the first game at the Emirates [in November] was the same – we only scored one goal at the end.“We knew today was going to be hard but we are happy with the three points in the race at the top of the table.”The result also marked Arsenal’s first away win since November 25, where they defeated Bournemouth 2-1 on the day.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“Yes [it’s been on our minds] a little bit but we knew we had the quality to win today, it’s about us and we did that,” added Lacazette.Arsenal will next take a trip to Belarus for the first leg of their Round of 32 Europa League tie against BATE Borisov on Thursday.The Belarusian champions will then arrive at the Emirates Stadium for the return leg a week later to decide who progresses to the Round of 16 in the tournament.Gameweek 26 – ✅12 more big @PremierLeague matches ahead 👊We’re still in this, let’s keep pulling in the same direction 🔴#HUDARS pic.twitter.com/L7JBUFQJxM— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) February 9, 2019last_img read more