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Voodoo Dead Announces New Orleans Late Night Shows During Jazz Fest

first_imgVoodoo Dead has announced a pair of late-night shows in New Orleans during Jazz Fest, set to take place on May 4th and 5th, 2019 at the Republic NOLA. This year’s lineup, consisting of Steve Kimock, George Porter Jr., Al Schnier, Jeff Chimenti, and John Kimock, will honor the music of both New Orleans and the Grateful Dead.Voodoo Dead recently wrapped up a three-night Colorado run of shows, with bassist Oteil Burbridge and guitarist/keyboardist Jackie Greene in the mix. The five-piece dug deep into the Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia’s repertoires in addition to a mix of cover selections throughout the entirety of the weekend’s shows.Tickets for Voodoo Dead’s upcoming late-night shows in New Orleans go on to the general public this Friday, December 14th at 12 p.m. (CST) here.last_img read more

Taylor Louderman Quits Ride the Cyclone

first_img Ride the Cyclone Related Shows Peter Pan Live!’s Taylor Louderman has departed the New York premiere of Ride the Cyclone “due to creative differences.” Performances of the MCC production began at off-Broadway’s Lucille Lortel Theatre on November 9; opening night is set for November 30. According to a production spokesperson, she has been replaced by Tiffany Tatreau as Ocean, who appeared in the role when the show played Chicago.”It was not an easy decision, but both the creative team and I felt it was the right one to make,” the actress tweeted. “I sincerely wish the show continued success, and I send my cast mates love and support.”The cast also includes Alex Wyse, Gus Halperfour, Lillian Castillo, Karl Hamilton, Emily Rohm and Kholby Wardell.Rachel Rockwell directs and choreographs the Jacob Richmond and Brooke Maxwell musical, which follows a group of high school students who take a fatal ride on the Cyclone roller coaster.The limited engagement is scheduled to run through December 18. Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 28, 2016center_img View Comments Taylor Louderman(Photo: Bruce Glikas)last_img read more

Critical exemption

first_imgBy Brad HaireUniversity of GeorgiaGeorgia vegetable growers will be allowed to use methyl bromide for at least one extra year.Farmers will be allowed to use methyl bromide for squash, cantaloupe, cucumber, eggplant, pepper, tomato and strawberry in 2005, said Terry Kelley, a horticulturist with the University of Georgia Extension Service.Vegetable growers use it to sterilize planting beds before planting their crops under plastic film.Except for critical-use exemptions, methyl bromide is slated to be phased out by the end of 2004. It is being banned by the Montreal Protocol, a treaty signed by the United States and more than 160 other countries to control ozone-depleting substances.The UGA Extension Service vegetable team helped the Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association compile and prepare a critical use exemption application for methyl bromide. No viable alternative has been developed, they said, for certain vegetables.They submitted the application through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to the United Nations Environment Program’s Methyl Bromide Technical Options Committee. The exemption is for 2005 only.An application for 2006 has already been submitted.”This is the most critical thing to the vegetable industry right now,” Kelley said. “It would certainly change the industry if we didn’t have methyl bromide.”Georgia vegetable growers have already cut back on the amount of methyl bromide they use. But if they had to stop using it cold turkey, Kelley said, they’d lose $120 million in annual production.Georgia’s vegetable crop is worth about $680 million annually.last_img read more

18 Georgia Gold Medal

first_imgVolume XXXIINumber 1Page 18 The awards began in 1994, when the Georgia Plant Selection Committee introduced and promoted Georgia Gold Medal selections, with a winner for each of four categories: annual, herbaceous perennial, shrub and tree.The committee, about 30 people from the green industry and the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension, announced four new winners each year after that until 2003, when they added an ornamental vine category.The Georgia Gold Medal awards are aimed at getting deserving but underused plants into Georgia landscapes. The goal is to break through a tough supply-and-demand barrier. If a plant’s not popular, the demand is low, so growers don’t supply many, so prices stay high, so demand stays low. …’Vicious cycle'”It’s a vicious cycle,” said Gary Wade, a UGA Extension horticulturist and a committee member. “Plants have to go through a tough period of introduction. It can be a wonderful plant, but it takes a while for it to break into the market.”The supply-and-demand barrier hurts consumers by keeping superior plants in short supply. Plants that could be prized additions to your landscape never make it there.Each year the Gold Medal winners are revealed to growers in the summer so they can propagate ample supplies. The selections are formally announced the following February.To become a Georgia Gold Medal winner, a plant has to excel in five criteria: consumer appeal, low maintenance, survivability, ease of propagation and seasonal interest.The Georgia Gold Medal winners for 2007:Annual: Firespike (Odontonema strictum) provides a bold, tropical look in the landscape. It has shiny, pest-free foliage and crimson-red flower spikes that attract hummingbirds and butterflies from late summer through fall. The vigorous, shrub-like annual grows 4 feet tall and 3 feet wide.Perennial: Swamp hibiscus (Hibiscus coccineus) is perfect for water gardens, pond edges and rain gardens but will thrive in normal soils with enough water. It’s 5 to 6 feet tall and 3 to 4 feet wide, with continuous blood-red flowers 3 inches across from late spring until frost.Shrub: Admiral Semmes azalea (Rhododendron ‘Admiral Semmes’) is fragrant, heat-tolerant and mildew-resistant. It’s a deciduous shrub with lustrous, dark green leaves in summer that turn orange-bronze in the fall. Its bright, medium-yellow flowers appear before the foliage for a flashy display in early May.Tree: Green Giant arborvitae (Thuja (standishii x plicata) ‘Green Giant’) is a fast-growing, evergreen tree that gets 60 feet tall and 20 feet wide. With excellent pest resistance, it can define property lines, screen views or serve as a windbreak. It’s an excellent alternative to disease-prone Leyland cypress.Vine: “Madison” Confederate jasmine (Trachelospermum jasminoides ‘Madison’) has all the merits of the species plus an added shot of antifreeze to make it winter-hardy in north Georgia. It’s a fast-growing, twining, evergreen vine. Each year, like clockwork, its creamy-white, star-shaped, phlox-like flowers emerge and overshadow the foliage.As the selection committee’s slogan goes, “buy a Georgia Gold Medal plant, and take home a winner.”(Dan Rahn is a news editor with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.) By Dan RahnUniversity of GeorgiaFor the 14th straight year, Georgians have a new list of standout plants for their landscapes. Swamp hibiscus, Firespike, Madison Confederate jasmine, Admiral Semmes azalea and Green Giant arborvitae are the 2007 Georgia Gold Medal winners.last_img read more

Decorating with Plants

first_imgWhen you think of Christmastime decor, there are some tried and true plants and greenery that immediately come to mind — poinsettias and Christmas cacti, for instance. While those are great choices to spruce up your home, there’s a whole world of plants out there to add a little more green to your holiday displays.“Poinsettias are a Christmas classic but there are some many festive houseplants out there,” said Paul Thomas, professor of horticulture at the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. “Check your local garden center and see what you can find. And remember, with proper care, your holiday décor plant can last year round — adding life to your home even after the holidays are over.”All of the following plants are relatively hardy and low maintenance and will last throughout the holiday season.Coralberry: The coralberry plant, also known as “Christmas berry,” is a great addition to any holiday decorations, as it produces bright red berries that last long past Christmas time. This plant loves bright light, although direct sunlight is harmful to it. The typical humidity of a house is perfect for this plant.Rosemary: This popular herb makes a wonderful plant to incorporate around Christmastime. It looks and smells great when added to a wreath or placed in vases around the house. Smelling rosemary is also supposed to bring the bearer good luck and protection, according to medieval legends.Amaryllis: Another plant that encompasses the holiday colors, usually bred in shades of red or white, is the amaryllis. With huge bell-shaped flowers, this bulb thrives indoors at cooler temperatures, out of direct sunlight, and only needs to be misted with water twice a week.Poinsettia: Poinsettias are one of the most popular holiday plants seen during the holidays. Everyone is used to seeing the original red poinsettia, with its crimson-colored bracts, or colored leaves. But here are a couple of unique varieties that will stand out in your home. The ‘Ice Punch’ poinsettia has the red bracts that are synonymous with Christmas, but this plant has a pinker tone. Another variety you don’t see very often is ‘Winter Blush’ poinsettia. The center of the bracts is a bright fuchsia with contrasting light-yellow veins and edges that are ringed with a cream color. Coleus: Coleus is a popular plant for both indoor and outdoor usage, but its green and red colors make it a perfect holiday staple. The leaves are usually ringed with a bright green and the center is filled with dark red and pink. Bright light is great for this plant, but if the light is too direct it will wash out the leaves. Water coleus regularly to help retain its bright color.last_img read more

Half Ton Thru-Hike

first_img26-year-old Georgia native and wilderness guide Seth Orme was out hiking in Franklin, N.C. one afternoon when he started picking up little pieces of trash along the way. The crew hiking alongside him followed suit, and soon they found themselves with a pound of trash collectively. Orme thought about all of the litter living on our trail systems and wondered whether anyone had ever attempted to clean it up. One year later, during the summer of 2015, he decided to act. He set out on a journey with two friends to remove as much trail trash as possible while thru-hiking. Orme and two friends collected over 1,000 pounds of litter from the Appalachian Trail. They are continuing that mission on the Pacific Crest Trail this year.Each human generates on average around 4.7 pounds of waste each day, creating 750 million tons of garbage annually. With national park visitation in 2015 coming in at an all-time high at 307.2 million visits around the country last year alone, the outdoors are presented with a new set of challenges. Orme and his crew, aptly named Team Packing it Out, hope that by acting as outdoorsmen should and engaging the Leave No Trace ethic of packing out what you pack in on your adventures, that leading by example will create a lasting ripple effect.“We’re seeing continued increase in trail use with ‘A Walk in the Woods’ coming out last year and Cheryl Strayed’s ‘Wild’ which had similar effects for the PCT,” says Leave No Trace Education Director Ben Lawhon. “That leads to a lot of impact and certainly increased litter.”Enlight1_FIXIt was litter that initially sparked Orme to call up lifelong friend Joe Denhard whom he’d known since 8th grade and kayaked the Mississippi River with a few years earlier. He told him he wanted to clean as much trash as he could while thru-hiking the A.T. that summer. Denhard was in for the five-month challenge, and together they set out with a sea-kayaking guide Orme met a few years earlier, Paul Twedt.“I knew at that point in my life it was going to take something more, a bigger reason for me to quit my life for five months,” says Orme. “This idea had a strong enough pull for me. What if there is no trash? What if I can help?”On the eight-mile approach trail to Springer Mountain, Ga., they collected 19 pounds of trash. “Shaking our heads, thinking ‘what are we doing?’ we just kept telling each other to stay positive, realistic, and humble about whatever was going to happen,” said Orme.At Appalachian Trail Days in Damascus, Va., they talked with the crew at Granite Gear, including Granite Gear vice president of sales and marketing Rob Coughlin. “I talk to a million hikers a year, but the ambition they took to collect a half ton of trash while thru-hiking is the greatest hiking accomplishment I’ve heard in recent history,” says Coughlin. “You have a lot of guys out there doing speed records and things like that, which is great, but to go out there and remove mattresses off the trail is going well above and beyond.”Granite Gear paid for the rest of their hike in 2015 and signed them as official athletes for 2016. They outfitted them before they hit the trail in May and will be joining them at several stops along the way to create short videos. Orme says they’re not using any new or high-tech gear for this hike and didn’t on the A.T. either. Their method is simple—use trash grabbers and keep an arsenal of trash bags and mesh nylon sacks to grab all visible trash. They stubbed toiled paper into the ground using their hiking poles and handed off full trash bags to day hikers leaving the trail with cars or emptied them in the nearest town’s trash cans and recycling centers. They weighed their findings each day using a small luggage scale.“With some of the situations we got into with trash, I’m so glad we were all there together. When you find 70 pounds of mattresses it would be tough to carry that out solo. It was ridiculously hard with three people,” said Orme.“Each person that picks up a piece of litter while out there inspires someone else to and someone else and so on. It changes our collective ethic about being outdoors,” said Orme.last_img read more

Dreaming of an athletic scholarship? Here’s a dose of reality.

first_img 8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Myriam DiGiovanni After writing for Credit Union Times and The Financial Brand, Myriam DiGiovanni covers financial literacy for FinancialFeed. She is also a storytelling expert and works with credit unions to help … Web: Details As a parent cheering on your high school athlete from the bleachers, every score made or opponent beat may give you visions of college recruiters lining up with offers of huge scholarships.You may proudly think that all the money and time invested over the years will finally pay off. This is it! You don’t have to worry about rising college costs because your teen’s education will be covered by the athletic scholarship.Before breaking out the bubbly, it’s important to be aware of the difference between head count and equivalency scholarships.Head count scholarships are what your dreams are made of: The full ride scholarship. Head count sports are only offered at the NCAA Division 1 level for the following: Basketball (men and women), Football (FBS only), Tennis (women only), Volleyball (women only) and Gymnastics (women only). That’s it. They are rare and limited. It’s the athletes at the top of their game (we’re talking the kind of talent that wins national titles) who are offered these scholarships.Full rides can only be offered to a set number of athletes in each sport, so there’s a team cap on the number of athletes that can be on a full scholarship. By the way, they are only one-year contracts, not four. That means if your athlete gets injured, can’t meet academic requirements or even if there is a change on the team staff, every year will be a waiting game to learn if the scholarship will be renewed.Equivalency scholarships have no restriction on how many athletes can be on scholarship, but there is a limit on the number of scholarships a team can have. The good news is there is bigger pool of money and they are available for all other sports and division levels. The catch is most are partial scholarships, so your responsibility as a parent is to figure out how much they will cover and come up with the rest.last_img read more

Risk checklist: Holiday scam prevention for financial institutions and consumers

first_img 11SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Review two checklists produced by industry experts that provide actionable steps for addressing heightened online, mobile, and in-person fraud activity that occurs during the purchase-heavy holiday season:Checklist #1: Financial Institution Holiday Scam Prevention with steps your credit union should take to detect and prevent exposure to these overabundant fraud attemptsChecklist #2: Consumer Holiday Scam Prevention to share with your members so they know what to look for and what to do to protect themselves from these crimesClick here to fill out the form to download “Risk Checklist: Holiday Scam Prevention for Financial Institutions and Consumers” and learn actionable steps for protecting you and your consumers from heightened fraud activity that occurs during the holidays.last_img read more

Nigerian student Ufot Ekong breaks record of Excellence

first_imgUfot Ekong receiving his award at the university of Tokai A Nigerian student has broken a 50-yr record in Japan after graduating with 1st class degree and best overall student from Tokai University in Tokyo Japan.Ufot Ekong from Akwa Ibom State was the best overall student, and the first Nigerian to achieve this feat since 1965, solving a mathematical equation that could not be solved 30-yrs ago in his first semester.Ekong won a Japanese language award for foreigners, in addition to two patents under his name for developing an electric car.Ufot Ekong is currently working with Nissan.last_img

Twisters Fall Short Against Tigers In Baseball

first_imgOA lost to Triton Central 15-7.TC           121 252 2             15   14   3OA          000 025 0             7      8     2For OA:  Adam Huber 1-3, 2 runs, bb, rbi; Chase Hogg 2-4, run, double, sb, rbi; Zach Wegman 1-3, run, bb; Michael Hoff 0-2, run, 2 bb; Dalton Mooney 1-2; Matthew Sedler 2-2, triple, 5 rbi; Zach West 1-4, run; Glenn Geraci 0-1, run, 3 bb.Jordan Stenger  2.1 IP, 4 earned runs, 4 hits, 1 k, 6 bb.   Loss.Zach Wegman  1.2 IP, 6 earned runs, 3 hits, 1 k, 2 bb, 2 hbp.Hunter Sullivan 3 IP, 5 earned runs, 7 hits, 1 k, 2 bb, 3 hbp.   VOA Varsity record: 5-14.Next games: (5-20) at Madison Shawe Memorial vs. Borden High School and Shawe Memorial.Courtesy of Twisters Coach Doug Behlmer.last_img