Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Allegro Opens Off-Broadway

first_img Related Shows Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Allegro, starring Claybourne Elder and Elizabeth A. Davis, officially opens off-Broadway on November 19. Directed by John Doyle, the production is playing a limited engagement through December 14 at Classic Stage Company. The cast also includes George Abud, Alma Cuervo, Malcolm Gets, Maggie Lakis, Megan Loomis, Paul Lincoln, Jane Pfitsch, Randy Redd, Ed Romanoff and Jessica Tyler Wright. Allegro was Richard Rodgers’ and Oscar Hammerstein II’s third collaboration and first premiered on Broadway in 1947. The musical chronicles nearly four decades in the life of an Everyman, Joseph Taylor Jr. (Elder), from cradle through a mid-life discovery of who he is and what his life is truly about. The saga takes us from Joe’s birth through his childhood, from college dorm to marriage altar, and on to his career; from the tranquility of his small Midwestern hometown to the hectic din of big city life. View Comments Allegro Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 14, 2014last_img read more

Garden Records.

first_img Jefferson was the master plantsman and gardener. You can follow in his footsteps by keeping a detailed record of your gardening accomplishments. Adaptability to area. Did it grow? Some varieties do well in either north or south Georgia, but not both. Others may do well in both areas. The microclimate (the plant’s immediate vicinity) may also affect the success of a particular variety. Earliness. When did it grow? The number of days from planting to maturity can vary considerably from one variety to another. You can use successive plantings of the same variety or several varieties of different maturity dates at the same time to extend the harvest season. Maturity. How long did it grow? Some tomato varieties (determinate) set one crop, and the plant is through when you harvest the crop. Others (indeterminate tomatoes) can keep producing over time if you properly care for the plants and then pick the fruit as it matures. Productivity. How much did it produce? With the same care, some varieties yield much more than others. Usually, hybrids outyield nonhybrids. Quality. Was it good? Varieties differ greatly in flavor, texture, keeping ability and adaptability to canning and freezing. How you will use it may influence the variety you choose. Disease resistance. What type of problems did I have growing it? Some varieties resist leaf and soil-borne diseases and nematodes. Resistance is important where these problems are known to exist or where you haven’t taken proper prevention measures. Your county Extension Service office has a current list of recommended varieties. “I wish I could remember the name of that great tomato I planted two years ago. I tossed the seed pack, though, and can’t find my order form.” Sound familiar? Keep records. That’s hardly new advice. “Thomas Jefferson’s Garden Book” is fascinating reading because America’s greatest gardener was an avid record keeper. If you haven’t read this book, do it soon. It’s a must for all gardeners. You, too, can have a garden book. It may not go down in history, but it will be helpful over the years to come. Enter the name of each variety, the seed source, lot number (if available), date planted and date harvested. Write down your evaluation of the crop, too. Keep records on chemicals used, fertilizer analysis and anything of personal interest. All of these notes will help you plan next year’s garden a little more efficiently. Your garden record headings might look something like this.last_img read more

USS Gary é destaque na Operação Martillo

first_imgBy Dialogo March 01, 2013 MIAMI, EUA – O helicóptero Sea Hawk SH-60B, do Esquadrão Antissubmarino Light Four Nine, se prepara para aterrissar no deque do USS Gary em 20 de janeiro. O navio está sendo usado pela Operação Martillo, uma missão internacional que tenta coibir as rotas do tráfico ilícito nas duas costas da América Central. (Cortesia de Raúl Sánchez-Azuara/Diálogo) MIAMI, EUA – O comandante do USS Gary, James E. Brown, examina um barco suspeito em 20 de janeiro. Quase 90% da cocaína que chega aos Estados Unidos passa pelo México e América Central, de acordo com a Junta Internacional de Fiscalização de Entorpecentes (JIFE) da Organização das Nações Unidas (ONU). (Cortesia de Raúl Sánchez-Azuara/Diálogo) MIAMI, EUA – O helicóptero Sea Hawk prepara-se para decolar do deque da fragata de mísseis guiados USS Gary para investigar uma embarcação suspeita em águas internacionais no litoral do Equador em 21 de janeiro. (Cortesia do Diálogo) MIAMI, EUA – Tripulantes do USS Gary fazem manutenções diárias no Sistema de Metralhadora Rápida MK 38-25mm. O USS Gary é usado pela Operação Martillo, que aprendeu 127.000 toneladas métricas de cocaína e confiscou 56 lanchas durante 2012, seu primeiro ano completo. (Cortesia de Raúl Sánchez-Azuara/Diálogo) MIAMI, EUA – Os tripulantes do USS Gary durante um treinamento de incêndio no navio em 20 de janeiro. (Cortesia de Raúl Sánchez-Azuara/Diálogo) MIAMI, EUA – A maior arma do USS Gary é a pistola rápida de 76 mm calibre 62 MK 75. O USS Gary está sendo usado na Operação Martillo, uma missão que reúne países do Hemisfério Ocidental e da Europa em um esforço para coibir as rotas do tráfico ilícito no istmo centro-americano. (Cortesia de Raúl Sánchez-Azuara/Diálogo) MIAMI, EUA – Marinheiros do USS Gary e da Guarda Costeira pilotam um barco inflável de casco rígido durante uma patrulha de rotina em 20 de janeiro. O USS Gary desempenha um papel integral nas operações antidrogas. Quase 90% da cocaína que chega aos Estados Unidos passa pelo México e América Central, de acordo com a Junta Internacional de Fiscalização de Entorpecentes (JIFE) da ONU. (Cortesia de Raúl Sánchez-Azuara/Diálogo) MIAMI, EUA – Mecânicos que cuidam do helicóptero Sea Hawk SH-60B, do Esquadrão Antissubmarino Light Four Nine (HSL), executam reparos de engenharia em um dos hangares do USS Gary em 20 de janeiro. (Cortesia de Raúl Sánchez-Azuara/Diálogo) MIAMI, EUA – O comandante do USS Gary, James E. Brown, dá instruções à tripulação da sala de comando em 20 de janeiro. (Cortesia de Raúl Sánchez-Azuara/Diálogo)last_img read more

Assets, loans, deposits, membership up in Q1 2017

The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) reported that assets, loans and shares (deposits) at federally insured credit unions expanded during the first quarter.According to the NCUA, loans grew by 10.6 percent over the last year to to $884.6 billion. However, loan growth slowed during the first quarter of 2017 to an annualized rate of 7.12 percent. With the exception of credit card loans, all other major loan categories posted an increase during the first quarter.Insured shares and deposits rose $78 billion, or 7.8 percent, over the four quarters ending in the first quarter of 2017 to $1.1 trillion. However, the pace of share growth accelerated during the first quarter of 2017 to 16.62 percent.So, while the loan-to-share ratio of 77.73 percent was up from a year ago, it was down from the end of 2016. continue reading » 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr read more

Decades of service, decades of breakfasts

first_img“Most volunteer fire departments are community based. It’s always been about helping the community, and being one with the community,” Adler said. “The pancake breakfast is just one of the great ways of doing that.” Adler told 12 News the breakfasts raise around $500 each time. Dave Adler has been a firefighter for the company for last 25 years, and sees the gatherings as way to get closer to the people he serves. Locals who came out to the station Sunday were treated to pancakes, french toast, eggs, hash browns, sausage and other breakfast goodies. TOWN OF BINGHAMTON (WBNG) – After four decades of serving pancake breakfasts, the town of Binghamton Volunteer Fire Company is going strong, dishing out warm plates to continue to strengthen their relationship with community members. The event cost $8 per adult and $4 for a child with all proceeds going toward to supporting the fire company. The station holds the pancake breakfasts on the third Sunday of the month from October until March.last_img read more

Company widely expands botulism recall

first_img People who have any of the recalled products should throw them away, and anyone who shows symptoms and may have consumed one of the affected products should seek medical attention immediately, the FDA has said. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said in an update yesterday that botulinum toxin was identified in leftover chili sauce from an unlabeled sealable bag collected from a patient’s refrigerator. Jul 20 CIDRAP News story “FDA warns of possible link between botulism and chili sauce” The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) said in a statement 2 days ago that the recall was expanded after federal officials found that processing malfunctions at the plant existed longer than initially thought.  See also: The USDA said that all of the affected products that contain meat and are under its inspection services bear the establishment number “EST. 195” inside the USDA inspection seal. The recall now includes chili, beef stew, hash, corned beef hash, barbecue pork, barbecue beef, chipped beef, Brunswick stew, sausage gravy, and four types of Natural Balance dog food. More than 80 products are included in the expanded recall, which affects at least 24 different brands. A full list of recalled products can be found on the company’s Web site, www.castleberrys.com. Jul 23, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – The company that recalled its chili sauce last week after four people got sick with suspected botulism poisoning dramatically expanded the recall over the weekend to include products that contain meat, including one dog food brand. Steve Mavity, senior vice president of technical services and quality assurance for Castleberry’s, based in Augusta, Ga., said in a press release 2 days ago that the company believes it has isolated the botulism problem to underprocessing that occurred on one line of the production facility. Jul 21 USDA press release No new cases have been reported to the CDC besides the four suspected cases that were initially announced by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Jul 19. They include two children from Texas and an Indiana couple. The CDC said the onset dates range from Jun 29 to Jul 9, 2007. Botulinum toxin is a nerve poison produced by Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium commonly found in soil. Botulism symptoms include double or blurred vision, droopy eyelids, slurred speech, difficulty swallowing, dry mouth, and muscle weakness, according to the CDC. If untreated, the illness can progress to paralysis of the limbs, trunk, and breathing muscles. Only one product is implicated in the cases of the people who were sickened: Castleberry’s hot dog chili sauce. Few details were available about the patients; however, Castleberry’s said the FDA told them two of the cases had been confirmed. Jul 22 CDC press releasehttp://www.cdc.gov/botulism/botulism.htm CIDRAP overview of botulism “We have shut down this line altogether and are recalling all products produced on it,” Mavity said in the press release.last_img read more

Indonesia confirms 2 recent avian flu deaths

first_imgJun 19, 2008 (CIDRAP News) – The World Health Organization (WHO) said today that Indonesia has officially notified it of two recent fatal human cases of H5N1 avian influenza that were reported previously by the news media.The reporting to the WHO of the cases in a 16-year-girl and a 34-year-old woman comes 2 weeks after Health Minister Siti Fadilah Supari said Indonesia would stop announcing cases as they occur and instead list them only at longer intervals, perhaps as long as 6 months. The comments raised questions about the government’s compliance with the International Health Regulations (IHR), which call for countries to promptly report human cases of avian flu and certain other diseases to the WHO.David Heymann of the WHO drew a distinction between Indonesia’s public announcements of H5N1 cases and its reports to the WHO, according to a Reuters report published today.”The minister [Supari] has told WHO they will not continue to share publicly whenever there is a new case but they will inform the WHO in conformity with IHR,” said Heymann, who is the WHO’s assistant director-general for health security and environment.Heymann told Reuters the WHO encourages all governments to provide information freely to their populations, but it is their decision.Today’s WHO statement, citing information from the Indonesian health ministry, said the 16-year-old girl was from South Jakarta and fell ill on May 7; she was hospitalized May 12 and died 2 days later. There was evidence that she had been exposed to sick and dead poultry, the agency said.Supari had reported the girl’s case to the Associated Press (AP) 2 weeks ago but had described her as a 15-year-old.The WHO said the 34-year-old woman was from Tangerang district, west of Jakarta. She became ill May 26 and died Jun 3 after a day in a hospital. An investigation into the source of her exposure was continuing.The AP on Jun 13 had reported that a 34-year-old woman named Susi Lisnawati had died of avian flu on Jun 3. Several government officials who requested anonymity had confirmed the case, but the government had not informed the woman’s husband that she had the virus, according to the story.The two latest cases raise the WHO’s H5N1 count for Indonesia, the hardest-hit country, to 135 cases with 110 deaths. The global count has reached 385 cases, including 243 deaths.Heymann told Reuters that Indonesian authorities were trying to confirm another suspected H5N1 case that was fatal.According to Reuters, another WHO official said the agency has a good relationship with Indonesia, despite the country’s reluctance to share H5N1 virus isolates. Indonesia is seeking guarantees that it will receive a supply of any vaccines developed from the isolates it provides.”There is a strong working relationship between the WHO country office and the government,” John Rainford, a WHO spokesman in Geneva, told Reuters. “Even if there is a conflict on issues like virus-sharing, it hasn’t eroded the ability to carry out joint investigations.”A WHO official who requested anonymity told CIDRAP News this week that the agency had been aware of recent H5N1 cases in Indonesia despite the delay in receiving official notification.Speaking before the latest case confirmations, the official said, “The fact that you don’t yet have official notification of any cases doesn’t mean there isn’t unofficial awareness.” He said the two recent cases didn’t change WHO experts’ assessment of the risk posed by the virus.If the cases had signaled more of a threat, the information would have been handled differently, he suggested. “If we were dealing with something much more serious, I think there would be a very, very different approach by all involved in getting the information. If you had a cluster of something behaving in an unusual fashion, the pressure to share it would be very high.”See also: Jun 13 CIDRAP News story “Indonesian government mum as AP reports H5N1 case”Jun 5 CIDRAP News story “Indonesia quits offering prompt notice of H5N1 cases”last_img read more

Wolf Administration Releases Warm Handoff Guidance to Emergency Room Doctors and Healthcare Professionals

first_img December 21, 2016 Wolf Administration Releases Warm Handoff Guidance to Emergency Room Doctors and Healthcare Professionals Press Release,  Public Health,  Public Safety,  Results,  Substance Use Disorder Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf released guidance developed by the Department of Health and the Department of Drug and Alcohol programs in conjunction with the American College of Emergency Physicians to help emergency room doctors and healthcare professionals identify individuals with substance use disorder, including those who have been saved by naloxone, and get them into treatment – a process known as a warm handoff.“Over the last few years, heroin and opioid overdoses have become the leading cause of accidental death in Pennsylvania, killing more individuals than motor vehicle accidents – 10 Pennsylvanians per day,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “We must do everything we can to destigmatize the disease of addiction and get patients into treatment so they can begin the recovery process.”A warm-handoff is a process in which a person who is identified as having a substance use disorder is transferred from a hospital emergency room or other healthcare provider to a drug treatment provider.“Ensuring overdose victims and other patients who seek help for opioid use disorders get into treatment is essential,” said Physician General Rachel Levine. “One of the best ways to help people enter treatment is for them to be properly identified by doctors and other medical personnel when they arrive in an emergency room, and referred immediately to treatment.”“The Wolf Administration has been working with emergency room doctors to develop a ‘clinical pathways’ guide to help determine how to get a patient into treatment for substance use disorders,” said Secretary Gary Tennis. “We believe this guidance is critical to getting those who suffer from the disease of addiction the help that they need.”Below are the steps physicians and healthcare professionals are advised to follow:PermissionAsking permission to talk about the issue shows respect for the patient’s autonomy, which can help to minimize resistance. It keeps the conversation focused on the patient.Open-ended questionsUsing open-ended questions can help the conversation move forward. Open-ended questions encourage patients to tell their story. Generally, try to avoid questions that can be answered with yes, no or other one-word answers. And listen when the patient responds.Listen reflectivelyThe provider should focus on listening to the patient, using reflective listening as a tool. Reflective tools such as repeating, rephrasing and paraphrasing keep the focus on the patient and reveal behavioral change opportunities. Listening with an attitude of respectful curiosity is easier when the patient is held up as expert and the physician recognizes him or herself to be more of a companion in the process of change.AffirmationAffirmation allows the provider to work with the patients’ strengths and acknowledge his/her  efforts. Affirmation can build confidence. Affirmations must be sincere to be effective.Roll with ambivalenceAs the patient talks, listen for information that could assist the patient in developing a plan to put them on course for less risky behavior. Listen for change talk, opportunities where the patient is willing and able to make changes. Talk of change often produces “but” or “if” statements indicating ambivalence. Ambivalence is not indecision but rather the equal desire for two opposing realities at the same time. Acknowledging the ambivalence can be the first step to finding a way out of it. The interviewer should use techniques to illicit “importance” and “confidence” statements from the patient. When you hear ambivalence, help the patient identify the ambivalence.Summarize plansSummarizing, or restating what you have heard, can be helpful at transitions or near the end of the conversation. If the patient has used a change statement, make sure to include it in your summary.Contact number for the single county authority and/or substance use disorder referral and warm handoff personal: http://www.pa.gov/collections/opioid-epidemic/#GetTreatmentLike Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolfcenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Gov. Wolf to Highlight Pennsylvania’s Opioid Response to New Governors at National Summit

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter April 05, 2019 Gov. Wolf to Highlight Pennsylvania’s Opioid Response to New Governors at National Summitcenter_img National Issues,  Press Release,  Substance Use Disorder Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf will be a featured participant at the National Governors Association’s (NGA) Opioid Summit for New Administrations, Monday in Washington, D.C., presenting Pennsylvania’s efforts to address the opioid crisis in a 45-minute question-and-answer session with NGA CEO Scott Pattison. Pennsylvania’s response has been hailed as a national model by the American Medical Association.“I’m really pleased to be able to take the initiatives, successes and lessons learned in Pennsylvania to my fellow governors at the NGA Opioid Summit,” Gov. Wolf said. “While there is still a lot of work to do, Pennsylvania is beginning to see positive results of the efforts of state agencies and organizations working together on fighting the opioid crisis at every level. My hope is that what we are doing in Pennsylvania can be both instructive and inspirational to states struggling with this national health crisis.”Since Gov. Wolf took office, his administration has been fighting the opioid epidemic with a multi-pronged approach, focused on multiple initiatives. Here’s what Gov. Wolf has done:• Expanded Medicaid in 2015 so now more than 125,000 Pennsylvania Medicaid recipients are receiving treatment for substance use disorder.• Signed a statewide disaster declaration to enhance state response, increase access to treatment and save lives. The Opioid Operational Command Center is the hub of activity for coordinating the fight against this health crisis.• Implemented 45 Centers of Excellence to provide whole-person-centered care for people suffering from substance use disorder. To date, more than 11,000 people are receiving care in their communities thanks to the Centers of Excellence.• Expanded the state’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program to practically eliminate doctor-shopping for opioids and reduce the number of prescriptions written for these medications.• Equipped first responders with live-saving naloxone to reverse overdoses. To date emergency medical service providers have administered 18,560 doses of naloxone, leaving behind 657 doses.• Added non-fatal overdoses and neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) as reportable conditions. So far, hospitals and birthing centers have reported 2,359 cases of neonatal abstinence syndrome in newborns so that state efforts can focus on the epidemic’s youngest sufferers.• More than 1,500 birth certificate fees have been waived for patients to get into treatment.• More than 5,000 people have been connected to treatment after an overdose via the warm handoff program.• The 24/7 Get Help Now hotline has received more than 40,000 calls looking for information or to connect someone with a local treatment provider. Of those callers, 45 percent have been directly connected to treatment.• More than 269 tons of drugs were collected and destroyed by law enforcement from the more than 800 drug take-back boxes across the commonwealth.• Awarded $15 million in housing grants to help individuals overcome barriers to treatment and recovery.Gov. Wolf will detail these and other efforts the state has planned and under way to continue to battle this crisis.The NGA Opioid Summit is a two-day meeting in Washington, D.C. that will bring together health and public safety leaders from 33 states and territories to discuss best practices and learn from other state and national experts.The summit is designed to support states that are pursuing a coordinated and effective response to the opioid epidemic. Discussions will focus on best practices for prevention, treatment and recovery, as well as funding and governance structures to support state efforts.last_img read more

Subsea 7 scoops up Aker BP Hod contract

first_imgSubsea 7 has won a contract from Aker BP for the Hod field development project, in the North Sea. Finally, Subsea 7 said the contract is worth between $50 and $150 million. “It acknowledges Subsea 7 as a key partner in the delivery of pioneering technology, transforming the economics of field development. Aker BP hands in Hod development plans Project & Tenders Fabrication of the pipelines will further take place at Subsea 7’s spoolbase at Vigra, Norway. It will also include the world’s first application of mechanically lined pipe based on GluBi technology from Butting. Bjørkmann also noted that the company is looking forward to continuing their alliance with Aker BP for the Hod Field Development, with safety, reliability and quality at the forefront throughout. Posted: 3 months ago Monica Bjørkmann, vice president for Subsea 7 Norway, said: The contract scope includes EPCI for pipelines, umbilicals and tie-ins using key vessels from Subsea 7’s fleet. center_img The production pipeline is a pipe-in-pipe design. Eventually, offshore operations will occur in 2020 and 2021.  Categories: Posted: 3 months ago “Subsea 7 is very pleased with this award by Aker BP, through the Aker BP Subsea Alliance. Project management and engineering will commence immediately at Subsea 7’s offices in Stavanger, Norway. The re-development includes a new wellhead platform (Hod B) linked to Valhall field centre with rigid pipelines and an umbilical. The Hod development locates 12 kilometres from the Valhall area. It is also worth reminding that Aker BP has recently awarded Kvaerner a contract for delivering the topside and steel substructure for the unmanned wellhead platform at the Hod field.last_img read more