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Lost Girls Extends Off-Broadway

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first_img View Comments The New York premiere of John Pollono’s Lost Girls has extended its run at the Lucille Lortel Theatre off-Broadway. The MCC production will now run through December 4 instead of the previously announced November 29. The Jo Bonney-helmed staging stars Piper Perabo and Ebon Moss-Bachrach.When Erica (Meghann Fahy), their 17-year-old daughter, goes missing during a winter storm, Maggie (Perabo) and Lou (Moss-Bachrach)—former high school sweethearts, now divorced—are forced to confront the legacy of their past decisions.The cast also includes Tasha Lawrence, Lizzy DeClement and Josh Green.last_img

1 Odd veggies

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first_imgBy Kristen PlankUniversity of Georgia Volume XXXIIINumber 1Page 1 Brussel sprouts – You may have difficulty getting your kids to try them , but it’s well worth the wait if you are partial to this small, cabbage-like vegetable. “Brussel sprouts can be directly seeded into the garden, but are more forgiving as transplants,” he said. Be wary of aphids, however, which can be easily removed with nontoxic insecticidal soap.Globe artichoke – Having grown this himself from seed, Boyhan gives tips on keeping this unique and tasty plant alive. “Start it in the fall, fertilize it well and keep it watered through the first year,” he said. It does not prefer organic matter, but likes a mineral-rich soil.Elephant garlic – As the name implies, this garlic comes in elephantine proportions, respectively. With a milder flavor than regular garlic, this crop will add new dimensions to any dinner table. “Elephant garlic is a winter crop that grows well here in Georgia,” said Boyhan. Make sure to evenly space bulbs three inches apart in the garden.Basil – It may not seem to fit in with the rest of these unique plants, but do not let this common herb fool you. The list of basil varieties, from cinnamon to lemon sweet, is extensive. “It grows like crazy, almost turning into a weed,” Boyhan said. “And you can harvest it multiple times.”center_img Are you tired of planting the same garden vegetable year after year? A University of Georgia horticulturist says spice up your harvest by planting a diverse variety of vegetables and fruits.UGA Cooperative Extension horticulturist George Boyhan suggests planting the following 10 interesting crops you may never have heard of, much less tried.Colored cauliflower – As if it came straight out of the Wizard of Oz, this old-time vegetable now comes in bright orange, green and purple. “This is not something you will find in your local garden center,” Boyhan said. “You’ll have to look in seed catalogs.” Cauliflower requires rich soil, lots of water and a long, cool growing season. Space plants a foot apart. They are sensitive to stress.Tomatillos – Typically found in grocery stores, tomatillos look almost ornamental, Boyhan said.“They are considered a warm-season crop, like tomatoes, but they don’t like very hot weather,” he said. Like tomatoes, tomatillo plants should be started indoors and then transplanted. They are typically used in salsas and add tartness to recipes.Winter melons – Boyhan suggests adding variety to your culinary palette by planting Casaba melons and Crenshaw melons. “The sugars in these melons are much higher than your standard cantaloupe or watermelon,” he said. “And, they’ll be a good hit with the kids.” The Crenshaw melon has a salmon-pink flesh while the Casaba melon has green flesh. Both can be directly seeded into raised beds.Gourds – “The sky is the limit in terms of shapes, colors and sizes of gourds,” Boyhan said. While gourds are typically not eaten due to their bitter flesh, they are diverse in their uses, from birdhouses to ornaments. “They were really easy to grow,” said Karen Clark of Ball Ground, Ga. “We self-pollinated them ourselves which made it interesting and fun.” Gourds need enough room to grow so Boyhan suggests growing them up trellises.Kohlrabi – A winter crop that does well in Georgia, kohlrabi sounds more foreign than it tastes, Boyhan said. Similar to cabbage hearts but with a milder, sweeter flavor, this vegetable can be eaten raw or cooked. “Make sure to take precautions with this plant as it suffers from caterpillars,” Boyhan said. Peppers – From bell to jalapeño to habanero, this popular vegetable comes in varying shades of orange, red, chocolate and purple. It ranges in varying levels of taste, too, from sweetly mild to volcanically hot. “Peppers do very well here, as they are in the same family as tomatoes,” Boyhan said. Keep soil on the dry side, and do not over water. last_img read more

Trader Danske Commodities signs PPA for 480MW of power from Dogger Bank wind farm

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first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Bloomberg:A giant wind farm being developed off the coast of the U.K. will sell some of its power to energy trader Danske Commodities A/S.Under the 15-year deal, the subsidiary of Equinor ASA will trade and balance power from 480 megawatts of the Dogger Bank wind farm, about 13% of its capacity. It’s a key step as the developers of the massive wind park move toward a final investment decision.Dogger Bank is a joint venture between Equinor and Scottish utility SSE Plc. The pair won a government auction to sell power at record-low prices last year.That contract means that the owners of the wind farm will get paid the same price no matter what happens in the power market. If prices sink the wind farm is protected. But if prices gain in the coming years, as some forecasters predict, the owners will leave money on the table.The traders at Danske Commodities will sell the power on the market as part of that process. If the price they get is below Dogger Bank’s government contract, then the government will reimburse the difference. If the market price is above the contract, then the wind park owners will pay the government back.[Will Mathis]More: World’s biggest offshore wind farm signs deal to sell power Trader Danske Commodities signs PPA for 480MW of power from Dogger Bank wind farmlast_img read more

Dear Doc: Does sushi contain parasites?

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first_imgDear Doc: Does raw sushi ever contain parasites?–Vanessa, Greenville, N.C. The short answer is yes.In the wild, human disease-causing parasites are more commonly found in saltwater fish than freshwater fish. Other aquatic animals such as snails, frogs, and snakes also contain parasites.Now, this fact does not stop me from hungering for my favorite sushi roll as I write this post. Sushi served in the U.S. very rarely contains any live parasites (notice I said live). All intended-to-eat raw seafood in the U.S. is flash frozen for a set time, killing potential human-disease causing parasites.Note to home-made sushi makers: non-commercial freezers do not freeze raw meats or seafood fast enough to ensure all parasites are killed.Also, seafood at a local grocery store is not frozen to the same standards as that of seafood used in sushi restaurants.For those who crave sushi while traveling outside the country, keep in mind that other countries may not follow similar U.S. food standards.–Dr. Sean Cook is a physician and outdoor enthusiast from Georgia.last_img read more

Orkun Kokcu breaks silence on his future amid Arsenal transfer interest

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first_img Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 10 Jun 2020 6:50 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.6kShares Man City stars head back into training as season set for June 17 returnTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 1:58FullscreenMan City stars head back into training as season set for June 17 returnhttps://metro.co.uk/video/man-city-stars-head-training-season-set-june-17-return-2181398/This 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.‘I want to make the best of it next season and want to be as fit as possible when the competition starts again.‘For now I’m only working with Feyenoord. I have a contract until 2023, so I’m not in a hurry.‘When the moment arrives and I feel good about it, we’ll see.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalWith Mikel Arteta’s side currently in ninth place in the Premier League table, their transfer business may be dictated by whether or not they can qualify for European competition,In an ideal situation, the Spanish boss reportedly wants to add a centre-back, right-back, midfielder and replacement striker if Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang or Alexandre Lacazette leave this summer.MORE: Jens Lehmann slams Unai Emery and says former manager was ‘not good enough’ for ArsenalMORE: Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno says Bayern Munich’s Bundesliga dominance is ‘boring and sad’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Comment Kokcu has been linked with a move to Arsenal (Picture: Getty Images)Orkun Kokcu has played down speculation that he could be joining Arsenal this summer and is not in a ‘hurry’ to secure a move away from Feyenoord.According to reports in the Netherlands, the Gunners are expected to table a bid for the 19-year-old, who Mikel Arteta views as a perfect fit for his midfield.The Turkey youth international has impressed in his breakthrough season in the Eredivisie, registering two goals and four assists in 22 games.But with the Dutch top tier cancelled over the coronavirus crisis, Kokcu is ignoring any transfer talk and fully focused on getting himself fit for the next campaign.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘It doesn’t really matter to me, frankly. My father and my agent are busy with that,’ Kokcu told RTV Rijnmond.‘I try to isolate myself from that. That works fine. Fortunately, I am a footballer and not an agent. Advertisement Orkun Kokcu breaks silence on his future amid Arsenal transfer interest Advertisementlast_img read more

PostNL pension fund boosts its strategic equity allocation

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first_imgThe pension fund posted an overall return of 10.6% in 2016, including a 3% gain from its interest rate hedge. It said it had reduced hedging coverage from 60% to 50% of the portfolio, following dropping interest rates, as part of its dynamic hedge.Its equity holdings returned 10.1%. Within this, passively managed investments in Europe gained 8.2% while active emerging markets allocations gained 13.9%.The scheme also hedged 50% of the currency exposure of its worldwide equity holdings to the dollar, the yen, and the pound, while hedging an equal stake of its European equity against the pound.The scheme’s diversified fixed income portfolio – of euro-denominated government bonds, credit, high yield, and emerging market debt – returned 6.4%.PostNL said it had also started investing in small cap equities and Dutch residential mortgages.The scheme’s 8% property holdings – predominantly non-listed real estate in Europe, Asia, and North America – delivered 11%, with actively and passively managed property yielding 12.7% and 3.4%, respectively.PostNL based its investment policy on a multi-manager approach through investment funds of TKP Investments as well as discretionary portfolios.Outside of the investment portfolio, PostNL said it had improved governance through the appointment of a secretary tasked with preparing the board’s strategic agenda as well as upgrading the structure of the scheme’s advisory committees.It also replaced its external supervisory committee with a supervisory board (RvT).The pension fund reported administration costs per participant of €156, and said it had spent 0.28% and 0.14% on asset management and transaction costs, respectively.At April-end, its funding stood at 112%. The Pensioenfonds PostNL has 95,285 participants in total, of whom 20,640 are active and 29,440 are pensioners. The €8.3bn pension fund for PostNL has more than doubled its strategic equity allocation from 12% to 29% in order to improve its risk-return ratio.In its annual report for 2016, the postal service scheme said the adjustment had come at the expense of its fixed income holdings, which were reduced to 63%.The scheme also simplified its investment portfolio by ceasing the use of options. Explaining the decision, it said the Netherlands’ new financial assessment framework (nFTK) allowed for a longer-term investment approach.In addition, the pension fund decided to divest its swap positions in order to reduce complexity.last_img read more

Former Parkland Deputy Scot Peterson Arrested

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first_imgThe former Broward sheriff’s deputy at the center of the much criticized response to the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in February of 2018 has been arrested on multiple charges including neglect of a child, culpable negligence, and perjury.He was taken into custody at BSO headquarters in Fort Lauderdale following a disciplinary hearing on Tuesday afternoon.Peterson, 56, was a school resource officer on duty at MSD High School in Parkland when a gunman opened fire inside the building killing 17 students and faculty and injuring 17 others.He became the focal point of public outrage when surveillance video showed the deputy taking cover outside the building while a former student fired on unarmed students and teachers inside.Another deputy, Sergeant Brian Miller, was terminated following the hearing but not arrested.The Florida Department of Law Enforcement brought the 7 charges against Peterson stating that he did nothing to intervene and stop the shooting.last_img read more

Spanish Giants, Barca, Madrid Make Contact with Lille over Osimhen

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first_imgVictor Osimhen Osimhen, who was part of Nigeria’s bronze wining Super Eagles at AFCON 2019 in Egypt has established himself as one of the most exciting young strikers on the continent over the last 18 months, and French newspaper Le 10Sport reports both Real Madrid and FC Barcelona made contact with Lille during the January transfer window over a potential summer move for the striker.Spain’s two biggest clubs apparently held talks with the Ligue 1 side to discover what their plans were for Osimhen at the end of the season, rather than looking to complete a move during the middle of the campaign.The two sides of  the El Classico are on the lookout for a new striker, with Luis Suarez and Karim Benzema  respectively coming towards the end of their careers at the highest level for the two Spanish clubs respectively.Barça’s main target will still be Lautaro Martínez at the end of the season, but there are still concerns over how the club will be able to finance a move for the Argentina international.Real Madrid have also shown some interest in Martínez, although it’s still unclear who Los Blancos will prioritise as they look to find Benzema’s long-term replacement – a role which almost certainly won’t be taken up by summer signing  Luka Jović.Osimhen isn’t the star name that Barcelona or Real Madrid fans would be hoping for once the summer transfer window opens, but the Nigeria international could actually prove to be one of the signings of next season.Arriving at Wolfsburg in 2017, Osimhen didn’t really get a chance to impress in the Bundesliga and he was eventually loaned out to Belgian side RSC Charleroi for the 2018/19 season. That deal also included an option to make his move permanent for just over £3m.After scoring 20 goals for Charleroi, Osimhen joined the club on a full-time basis last summer, but moved to Lille just one month later in a £10m deal.  He’s scored 15 goals since arriving at the Stade Pierre Mauroy , sitting fifth in the top scorers’ charts in Ligue 1.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Femi Solaja with agency reportRave of the moment and Super Eagles forward, Victor Osimhen, could soon become a battle off the field between La Liga giants FC Barcelona and Real Madrid after reports in Spain claimed that the duo have been in talks with French outfit Lille OSC as they consider moves for Nigeria international at the end of the season.The 21-year-old has been one of the standout players in Lique 1 and in UEFA Champions League for his club although they failed to reach the knockout phase and scored 15 goals and picked up five assists across all competitions.last_img read more

Planning ahead

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first_imgOrientation Advisers Henessey Garcia, a senior majoring in sociology; Joshua Sy, a sophomore majoring in biological engineering; and Steven Zelezny, a junior majoring in public relations, conference with Scott Flanary, assistant director of orientation, about the day’s events.last_img

Going to 96 would weaken the field

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first_imgIf you thought your bracket looked bad this year, just wait until next year.Yes, it will be hard to beat the chaos of only one No. 1 seed making the Final Four and having a school that most people couldn’t locate on a map almost win the entire tournament. But if the tournament expands from 65 teams to 96, as is expected, prepare for real March Madness — and not the good kind.The tournament would become a cluttered mess. Imagine what the new bracket would look like and how difficult it would be to fill out. The teams that would earn byes would be at an heavy immediate advantage, greatly lowering the chance of any upset.I can only hope that someone is playing the ending of The Planet of the Apes at the NCAA headquarters to express what an awful move this would be. “You maniacs! You blew it up!”College basketball is plenty watered down as is. With the National Invitational Tournament and the College Basketball Invitational, the postseason feels a lot like “Everyone Gets a Trophy Day.”So why the need to bring a bunch of also-rans into the Big Dance? Surely no one could have watched the NIT final between Dayton and North Carolina and said, “If only we could see these teams playing in the real tournament.”Then it must be the same reason behind any NCAA decision: money.The New York Times said Tuesday that the cost of the broadcast rights to the NCAA tournament will explode from $320 million to $700 million annually for the next three years. Whether CBS retains the rights (the network can opt out of its deal this year) or ESPN jumps on board, the message is clear — the network airing the tournament needs to find a way to bring in a few extra bucks.So naturally, the solution to all of this is to mess with the product that is so universally loved.It’s kind of scary to think how much influence the television industry has when it comes to such important decisions. Maybe we’ll see a similar “everyone into the pool” strategy for the NBA playoffs. Because if there’s one thing we haven’t gotten enough of this year, it’s New Jersey Nets games.In place of the frantic first four days of the tournament we got this year, we’ll all be exposed to NCAA tournament light — now with no carbs or excitement. Teams like Arizona State and Mississippi State will get one last chance to remind us why they have no business being there in the first place.But worst of all, it will be even harder for teams like Butler to make deep runs in the tournament. Small conference schools will continue to be pitted against one another, and they’ll frequently have to play in the first round before facing a well-rested power.It doesn’t seem all that bad hypothetically. But would Northern Iowa have beaten Kansas if the 96-team format had been implemented this year and the Jayhawks had been coming off a bye? Many of these upsets will go by the wayside.Despite all the groaning, the NCAA will win out because sports fans will watch anything. And I mean anything.Every year, I tune in for the NBA draft lottery — an event in which suited team executives watch ping pong balls determine who gets the first pick in that year’s draft. I would like to say I’m being hyperbolic, but that’s exactly what happens.It’s arguably the Seinfeld of all sporting events — a show about nothing. But it has consequences, so I need to watch it. When you follow the Washington Wizards, it’s all you have.So there will be a sizable segment of sports fans who embrace this move by noting that it means more basketball. And even those of us protesting now will watch come next March. I won’t be happy about it, but I’ll tune in.But only because those ping pong balls don’t start flying around until May.“Tackling Dummy” runs Thursdays. To comment on this article, visit dailytrojan.com or e-mail Michael at middlehu@usc.edu.last_img read more