Tickets Now On Sale for Drunk Shakespeare Off-Broadway

first_imgThe course of true love never did run smooth, but you know what does? A good whiskey. Tickets are now available for the off-Broadway run of Drunk Shakespeare, the popular theatrical experience that combines the Bard with booze. Performances take place at “The Lounge,” located at Roy Arias Stages. David Hudson directs the group of shot-taking thespians. The Drunk Shakespeare Society, a self-proclaimed “drinking club with a Shakespeare problem,” consists of a rotating company of ten actors. At the start of each show, one performer takes (at least) five shots of whiskey and proceeds to lead the rest of the cast in a Shakespearean story in under 90 minutes. Each night is different, but things are certain to get messy every time. The cast features Tiffany Abercrombie, Julia Giolzetti, Josh Hyman, Elissa Klie, Whit Leyenberger, Christina Liu, Caitlin Morris, Damiyr Shuford, Adam Thomas Smith and Alison Wien. Drunk Shakespeare View Comments Related Shows from $55last_img read more

How today’s credit union leader can excel in a rapidly changing financial arena

first_imgWith a new crop of credit union leaders taking the helm of our industry, a myriad of leadership strategies and practices are quite the valuable commodity today. It only behooves our new presidents and CEOs to explore as much wisdom in this area as possible to keep our industry on its current profitable tack.That said, we invited Sensei Leader Jim Bouchard on the program to provide the same sage wisdom he doles out during his many credit union-focused keynotes each year. An accomplished black belt in martial arts, Jim looks at leadership as being extremely flexible in today’s ever-changing environment — being tough yet compassionate to weather any circumstance this industry can deliver. continue reading » 24SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Jamieson digs deep

first_imgScott Jamieson’s final-hole heroics helped Great Britain and Ireland narrow the deficit to a single point at the end of the second day of the Seve Trophy at St Nom La Breteche. Press Association But the remaining four matches threatened to swing blue and Continental Europe restored their two-point advantage when Nicolas Colsaerts and Gonzalo Fdez-Castano equalled the biggest winning margin in the tournament’s history. They built on a 5&3 win on the opening day by recording a thumping 6&5 success against Paul Lawrie and Stephen Gallacher which boosted Europe’s hopes of ending six straight Seve Trophy victory by GB and Ireland. Although Jamie Donaldson and Marc Warren once again reduced the deficit with a 4&2 win over Thomas Bjorn and Miguel Angel Jimenez, both remaining matches looked like going to Europe until a dramatic late twist. Italians Francesco Molinari and Matteo Manassero looked to be sailing home against Jamieson and David Lynn as they held a two-stroke lead with two holes to play, but Jamieson’s birdie on the 17th took it to the final hole. After Manassero missed his chance from eight feet Jamieson stepped up again to sink a six-foot birdie and steal victory in a match the GB pair seldom looked like winning to leave the overall standings all-square. In the final match of the day, Tommy Fleetwood and Chris Wood came up agonisingly short against Joost Luiten and Gregory Bourdy despite a brave fightback when all seemed lost. The Continental Europe pair were three up after 14 and two up with two to play, but Woods’ eagle on the 17th ensured it would go down to the final hole. Both Wood and Fleetwood had putts to win the final pin and halve the match, but Fleetwood’s effort drifted wide from six feet, allowing Luiten and Bourdy to escape with a one-hole victory to restore Europe’s narrow advantage. center_img Jose Maria Olazabal’s Continental Europe team looked set to extend their overnight lead for much of Friday’s play but a sterling fightback started by Jamieson left the score at 5 ½ to 4 ½ heading into the weekend. Paul Casey and Simon Khan had given Great Britain and Ireland a good start with a 3&2 victory over Mikko Ilonen and Thorbjorn Olesen partly thanks to a brilliant rescue shot from Casey which left them three up after seven. last_img read more

WATCH LIVE: Mass Casualty Event in Baltimore as Several Homes Explode

first_imgLocal media are reporting several people, including children are trapped in the rubble and paramedics are communicating with at least one victim under the debris.There is a report of at least one death, but the total number of casualties has not been confirmed.The cause of the explosion is under investigation.Officials from Baltimore Gas and Electric and the Baltimore office of emergency management are on scene. Baltimore fire fighters and paramedics are responding to a major explosion that destroyed at least four homes trapping multiple victims.Police say the scanner alerted them to a “mass casualty” event.last_img

Military Spouses an Untapped Employment Resource

first_imgTo learn more about this job-ready workforce solution, please contact the Chamber at 360.357.3362. Facebook0Tweet0Pin0Thurston County ChamberEvery business owner and manager knows (or they should!) that their workforce is their single greatest asset.  The Thurston County Chamber is committed to helping businesses connect with resources to build and maintain a strong workforce. According to the Department of Defense, although 85% of military spouses want or need to work, 1 in 4 are unemployed. The Chamber is working to connect employers in our community with this highly-qualified, yet largely-untapped talent pool. Providing employment opportunities for military spouses helps your business meet its human capital goals while improving the quality of life for a military family. The Thurston County Chamber is an equal opportunity employer and provider of employment and training services.  Auxiliary aids and services may be available upon request to persons with disabilities.  Funds made available through the Pacific Mountain Workforce Development Council and Consortium. The number of military and civilian personnel assigned to Joint Base Lewis McChord has grown significantly in the past 10 years. From 2003-2010 employment increased by 40,000 and that number continues to grow.  As a result there has also been an influx of military spouses, many looking for work. Due to the unique demands of military life, spouses frequently bring skills sets that can strengthen your team. These include:Ability to adapt to changeSkillful stress managementAptitude for multi-asking & problem solvingDiverse backgroundBroad range of experienceslast_img read more


first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 28, 2016)–There’s a new voice in town. Australian-born Michael Wrona, who was named the Voice of Santa Anita following a rigorous audition process this past winter, is set to handle the full-time announcing duties when Santa Anita’s 23-day Autumn Meet kicks off on Friday, with first race post time at 1 p.m.“I’m ready,” said the popular Wrona, 50, at Santa Anita’s Clockers’ Corner Wednesday morning. “It was a great honor to be named the full-time announcer this past spring and I feel much more at home coming into this meet. Kathy (longtime fiancé) and I got married in Lake Tahoe right after the Spring Meet ended in July and we just spent about five weeks in Australia, which was fantastic.“We’ve closed out our apartment in San Francisco and we’ve finally got everything down here now, so we’re both greatly relieved to be completely moved in and settled. It’s a great feeling and I truly believe we’re in for some world class racing with California Chrome, Beholder and so many other top horses competing here this Saturday and of course, during the two-day Breeders’ Cup on Nov. 4 & 5.”After making his American racing debut at Hollywood Park in 1990 at the tender age of 24, Wrona’s life has been nomadic by any measure, as he’s taken on assignments in Chicago, Texas, Louisiana, the eastern seaboard and most recently, the San Francisco Bay Area over the course of the past 26 years.“I’d like to say that I wouldn’t change anything, but that wouldn’t be entirely true,” said Wrona. “While I’ve had a great time everywhere I’ve been and met a lot of great people, I’ve been wanting the stability that this job offers for a long time now. I really can’t put into words how important this position is to Kathy and I at this point in our lives.“I consider Santa Anita the top track in America and there’s no question the best horses in the world will be competing here over the next six weeks. I can’t wait to get started on Friday.”And neither can Wrona’s many thousands of fans who will anxiously await his signature “RACING!” when the starting gates spring open for race one.For more information on Santa Anita’s Autumn Meet and two-day Breeders’ Cup World Championships on Nov. 4 & 5, please visit read more

Take Your Flu Pill: Vitamin D

first_imgVitamin D may be a multi-purpose germ fighter.  An article by Janet Roloff in Science News1 gathered evidence from several research labs that strongly suggests this molecule triggers the formation of one of the body’s effective antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal agents: cathelicidin.  In its activated form, vitamin D binds to a short section of DNA called a “response element” that strongly increases activity of the cathelicidin gene.    Since vitamin D is produced in the skin with moderate exposure to UV rays in sunlight, a healthy body outdoors appears to have a built-in response system.  Mona Stahle (Karolinska Institute, Sweden) was studying vitamin D response in the skin when she heard about cathelicidin production by vitamin D.  She remarked, “It just came to me—an intuitive thought—that maybe the sun, through vitamin D production, might help regulate the skin’s antimicrobial response.”    By describing a convergence of independent research avenues, Loloff showed the linkage between this vitamin and the immune system via genetics.  Healthy vitamin-triggered cathelicidin pathways appear to be beneficial for the prevention of rickets, tuberculosis, and even the common flu.  Her story ends confirming an anecdotal observation in the first paragraph: prisoners treated for vitamin D deficiency in one facility developed almost no flu symptoms, while those in others had infection rates as high as 10%.1Janet Roloff, “The Antibiotic Vitamin,” Science News, Week of Nov. 11, 2006; Vol. 170, No. 20, p. 312.Loloff’s article reads like a detective story.  Several teams working independently put together pieces that appear to relate vitamin D to cathelicidin production, and that to disease prevention.  Cause-effect relationships in health are tricky to establish, but this one seems to make sense.  Of course, it’s possible to have too much of a good thing.  Vitamin D overdose can be toxic – to say nothing of sunburn.    This article is another example of healthy science with no need for evolutionary theory.  The E word was absent in the article and would have been superfluous.  The observations support design: an integrated system of inputs and outputs, checks and balances, and parts that fit together.  It looks like another example of irreducible complexity.  Notice especially how the chemical response of vitamin D is finely tuned to the energy of UV rays, emitted by the sun, that are able to penetrate Earth’s atmosphere, which screens most UV radiation.  Not only that, but the molecules are positioned in skin to the depth where the radiation reaches.  In short, the whole system is tuned, from the molecular reaction, to the gene network, to the tissue structure of skin, to the whole body, to the environment on Earth’s surface, to the planetary atmosphere, to the type of star.    Science should seek to understand how things work for the end goal of improving health, safety and societal welfare.  The findings from these studies could directly benefit third-world countries with multitudes of poor people afflicted with unnecessary diseases.  A little applied knowledge discovered through scientific (e.g., systematic) investigation of nature’s designs could pay a big dividend in health and comfort for millions of people.  Shouldn’t that be the goal of science?    For your Thanksgiving meal, consider adding some good sources of vitamin D.  You don’t have to substitute cod liver oil for turkey, but a balanced diet should take this essential nutrient into account.  And instead of watching the football game inside this year, how about getting into a good game yourself in the healthful outdoor sunshine?(Visited 9 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Noah’s Ark Goes Dutch

first_imgNoah’s ark has landed in the Netherlands.  Johan Huibers, a Dutch contractor built the model to showcase the Biblical story and renew interest in Christianity in a country that has lost its faith.  Fox News, USA Today, the BBC News, the Christian Post, CBN and many other news sources carried versions of the Associated Press story.    Visitors were stunned by the size of the model.  One visitor described it is “past comprehension.”  She said, “I knew the story of Noah, but I had no idea the boat would have been so big.”  She might be more stunned to learn that Huibers’ model is only one-half the original as described in Genesis (see for measurements and artists’ reconstructions).    The AP story quipped that this might help people concerned about rising sea levels from global warming.  Nowhere did the reports claim that Huibers expected his model to be seaworthy, though.  It’s more a museum.  It will have a 50-seat theater, “ancient tools and old-fashioned barrels, exotic stuffed animals, and a wax model of an exhausted Noah reclining on a chair in the forecastle.”  Huibers only looked half as exhausted.This is certainly better than the cartoony representations of Noah in a floating bathtub with elephant and giraffe heads sticking out the top.  The true Ark’s dimensions ranked with those of large ocean liners.  Anything that helps elucidate the actual story instead of mocking it like the BBC show in 2003 (03/10/2003) might help a jaded, secularized public think about Bible history more seriously.  Maybe this limited project will inspire someone to build a full-size model.  That would be a real stunner.  Better start soon; it might take 100 years. (Visited 12 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Don’t wait until the trip to the funeral home to discuss family farm transfers

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Kolt Buchenroth, Ohio Ag NetIt is so easy to put off tough questions about family farm transitions from one generation to the next, but those discussions are important to have before it is too late. Jolene Brown spoke at yesterday’s Farm Science Review (and will be talking at the event again today) about the importance of these  conversations prior to the trip to the funeral home.“Everyone knows brothers and sisters or aunts and uncles or other people who aren’t talking to each other. That’s because people didn’t do things when the times were good to have the tools and means in place when we get tested. Then, because they don’t have things clarified in writing and because they didn’t operate like a business, we have this big explosion on the way to the funeral home,” Brown said.Brown is a professional farm speaker and writes a column for Successful Farming and Pink Tractor.  She also farms with her husband Keith, in West Branch, Iowa. Brown’s presentations are being held in the Celebration tent just outside the west gate on the grounds. In her conversation’s with producers at the Farm Science Review, Brown is detailing 10 things that break up a family business.“These are things like a conversation is not a contract, money matters, and more,” Brown said. “But, the number one thing I’ll be talking about is what 95% of my calls are about. People are operating as a family-first business. That means they don’t rock the boat and make dad mad. We’ll just all get along and hope we can get farming.”Brown is going to help producers be what she calls a “business-first family.”“That doesn’t mean we’re going to put the business before the family. That just means if we love and honor you this much, we’re going to get the business right,” she said.Brown recognizes the extraordinary year, and how that can be even more of a stress burden on producers.“From Mother Nature, to low commodity prices and adding in tariffs and politics, it’s a heavy load. I don’t want our farmers going through this alone. They need to take care of themselves and not forget about their friends and neighbors either,” Brown said.As the old adage goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure when it comes to rural stress and Brown touts the prevention.“The reason I’m doing this talk is to make sure they have a good foundation built on good solid ground. Not on shifting sand. Then, when we’re tested, we have that foundation underneath us,” she said. “That’s what increases our profitability, productivity, and our peace of mind. Then, we can sit together happily at a holiday table.”Brown will be speaking at the Farm Science Review today from 10 to 11 a.m. She will also be around the grounds to talk with farmers who may have questions.last_img read more