Beautiful’s Anika Larsen on Her Pregnancy & Baby Guru Kelli O’Hara

first_imgBeautiful Tony nominee Anika Larsen is expecting her first child with partner Freddie Maxwell in late June. Of course, balancing eight shows a week with pregnancy can be tricky, so Larsen turned to someone who really knows babies and Broadway: five-time Tony nominee Kelli O’Hara. “When I was still having to be secretive about it, I bumped into Kelli and thought, ‘She’s the one to talk to!’ She’s done it twice now—gotten pregnant while she was on Broadway—so I sidled up to her and told her my news,” says Larsen. “Kelli has insisted on being my buddy throughout this, and she’s been incredibly helpful about what to expect. [Like] when to tell my dresser in secret, so she could move a button for me, or when I was going to have to tell wardrobe that there would have to be bigger alterations “Larsen, who is about four months along in her pregnancy, says she’s not showing yet, but she’s noticed plenty of other changes: “The baby’s a size of an avocado this week, so it means that it’s definitely pushing against my bladder. I have to pee during every single costume change now.”The excited expectant parents had a Beautiful beginning to their relationship. Larsen met Maxwell when her dresser set them up on a blind date last February. “We’re old enough to know what we want and to recognize when we’ve found it and snatch it and never let it go,” she says about their whirlwind romance. “We’ve been on turbo-speed.”The actress says she doesn’t have a timeline yet for when she’ll leave the show, but she does guarantee she’ll be back: “I’ve never done this before, so we’re just going to play it by ear.” Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Star Files Anika Larsen Show Closed This production ended its run on Oct. 27, 2019 View Comments Related Showslast_img read more

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Joel Grey & Stephen Daldry Among 2015 Drama League Award Honorees

first_img View Comments The Drama League will give special recognition to Tony and Oscar winner Joel Grey, Tony and Olivier-winning director Stephen Daldry and WNET’s Neal Shapiro and David Horn. As previously reported, the 81st annual Drama League Awards ceremony will take place on May 15 in the Broadway Ballroom at the Marriott Marquis Times Square. A host for the evening will be announced soon.Grey will receive the Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theater Award. He is perhaps most known for creating the role of the Emcee in Cabaret which won him a Tony Award in 1967 and an Oscar in 1973. He was also Tony nominated for his performances in George M!, Goodtime Charley, The Grand Tour and for directing the 2011 revival of The Normal Heart. His additional credits include Chicago and Wicked.Daldry will be honored with the Founders Award for Excellence in Directing. His productions of Skylight and The Audience are currently on Broadway this season. He won Tony awards in 1994 and 2009 for helming An Inspector Calls and Billy Elliot, respectively.Shapiro, CEO of WNET, and Horn, Executive Producer of Great Performances and Director of Performance and Arts Programming at WNET, are responsible for bringing arts education and programming to the New York City region through networks Thirteen, WLIW21 and NJTV. In addition to these special honors, nominations for the five competitive Drama League categories (Distinguished Play, Distinguished Revival of a Play, Distinguished Best Musical, Distinguished Revival of a Musical and Distinguished Performance) will be announced on April 21.last_img read more

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Small farmer workshop

first_imgA workshop for small-scale farmers and home gardeners interested in growing and marketing vegetables for profit is set for Sept. 20 on the University of Georgia campus in Griffin. Taught by UGA Cooperative Extension vegetable horticulturist Bob Westerfield, the class will cover the basics of how to begin earning extra income by growing and selling vegetables. Workshop topics will include which vegetables to grow, how to grow them, using plastic mulch and high tunnels, understanding soils, equipment selection and pest identification and control. The workshop is designed for beginning growers or homeowners who would like to sell their produce at a farmers market, at a roadside stand or to individuals. The program will be held from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. at the UGA Research and Education Garden off Ellis Road in Griffin. The cost of the workshop is $39, which includes all materials, lunch and break refreshments. For more information or to register, call Beth Horne at (770) 228-7214 or email her at bhorne@uga.edu.last_img read more

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Fly Fishing Escatawba Farms

first_imgEscatawba from Summit Publishing on Vimeo.When Derrick Barr’s grandfather bought into Escatawba Farms outside of Covington, Virginia in 1945, he surely did not imagine it would become one of the premier private trout fisheries in Virginia. For over a decade, Barr has been providing fly fishermen the opportunity to hook into big browns, bows and brookies on the 2.5 mile portion of Dunlap Creek that meanders through Escatawba.The cool waters of Dunlap originate from a series of natural springs in Sweet Springs, WV and flow 12 miles to the property border, fed by five other spring creeks along the way, along with another five that feed it on the farm. This keeps the water temperature cool enough for stocked trout to hold over the hot summer months and grow into some major pigs. Along with the stockers, however, is a significant population of native brook trout. Barr has also invested time and money into improvements to the creek, including installing stone J-hooks to provide a better habitat for the fish. The design and installation of the J-hooks was supervised by the Virginia Game Commission and a stream restoration biologist to make them as natural as possible.All this adds up to some banging dry fly action as you can see.The fish are big and plentiful, but fishing here is no walk in the park. Although the stream is bigger than one might expect, the water is clear and the trout wily. They will spook, so presentation is still the number one tool to hooking into that trophy. Barr says to take your time fishing the pockets and move slowly to maximize the time your line is in the water.Now, Escatawba will cost you a rod fee, but Barr has set up his operation to maximize customer satisfaction. Anglers on the water are limited to eight a day, so even if the stream is at “capacity” you will not have to battle for position. There is also a stream-side shelter with a fire pit, grill, picknick tables and hammocks for a mid-day snooze. Basically everything you would ever need for a day on the water.For more information, check out their website at www.escatawba.com. You’ll be glad you did.last_img read more

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Why net neutrality matters to credit unions

first_imgYou may have read something online about Net Neutrality. Or, your techie friend insisted you submit a comment to the FCC about it.  “The fate of the Internet rests on our speaking out!”, or something along those lines.What is it, and why am I talking about it on a credit union blog?Put simply, it’s the principle that all information is treated equally.  And, without it, could mean the end of credit unions.Net Neutrality has always been a part of the World Wide Web, from its humble beginnings.  Tiny upstarts like Google and Netflix got to where they are today because of net neutrality.  How?  Let’s revisit the early days of Internet Service Providers (ISPs).  They are the companies we pay to get us online.  In the early days, it was done through the screeching modem and a list of phone numbers.  Now, it’s your cable, fiber, or DSL connection.  In the 90s, dial-up was common and there were multiple choices for service.  The precursor to my own company ran on an ISP out of Miami.  They were great; fair pricing, experienced support, and we knew we were supporting a local business.  The web through one ISP was the exact same web as through another.  As a result, you knew that your website would load on any other person’s computer, and at approximately the same speed, no matter who they paid to get online, or where they were located. continue reading » 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Hood, FI regulators talk safety, soundness with lawmakers

first_imgNoting the consolidation of the credit union industry due to burdensome regulations, NAFCU’s Brad Thaler urged members of the House Financial Services Committee to balance regulatory relief with enhancing the safety and soundness of the financial system ahead of today’s hearing with financial regulators, including the NCUA.Set to begin at 10:00 a.m. Eastern, the committee will hear from NCUA Chairman Rodney Hood, Comptroller of the Currency Joseph Otting, FDIC Chairman Jelena McWilliams and Federal Reserve Vice Chair for Supervision Randal Quarles.Thaler, NAFCU’s vice president of legislative affairs, reiterated the association’s regulatory and legislative tenets:a regulatory environment that allows credit unions to grow; continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Mark J. Loughran named Chief Assistant District Attorney

first_imgKorchak’s office says Loughran and the rest of the leadership team will assist him “aggressively and effectively.” Mark J. Loughran will be Korchak’s Chief Assistant District Attorney and Drug Crimes Bureau Chief. Loughran has been an attorney for 32 years. He is a former assistant professor of criminal justice at SUNY Broome. The following is the full list of Korchak’s leadership team: Korchak’s also announced that Debra Gelson will serve as the Senior Assistant District Attorney. Gelson ran against Korchak for Broome County District Attorney in November 2019.center_img Special Victims Bureau Chief Stephanie M. Milks Violent Crimes Bureau Chief Geoffrey B. Rossi Property, Finance and Fraud Bureau Chief Timothy E. Thayne DWI and Vehicular Crimes Bureau Chief Rita M. Basile Appeals and Legal Affairs Bureau Chief Stephen D. Ferri Chief Investigator Jack D. Collins BROOME COUNTY (WBNG) — Broome County District Attorney Michael A. Korchak announced his chief assistant district attorney and his leadership team in a statement sent to 12 News on Monday.last_img read more

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US funds work on drugs for plague, tularemia, anthrax

first_img Gentamicin in injectable form is a first-line drug for plague and tularemia, and it has also been used in a saline nebulized form for fighting Pseudomonas respiratory infections, especially in cystic fibrosis patients, the company said. Sep 26 PharmAthene news releasehttp://ir.pharmathene.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=191999&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=1202672&highlight PharmAthene, Inc., based in Annapolis, Md., announced last month that it had been awarded a contract worth up to $13.9 million for further development of a human monoclonal antibody called Valortim to be used as an anthrax antitoxin. The company said it is collaborating with Medarex Inc., Princeton, N.J., to develop Valortim, which is designed to target protective antigen, one of the key proteins anthrax uses to attack host cells. In initial work on the product, Medarex has demonstrated a novel mechanism of action, animal efficacy, favorable human safety and pharmacokinetic data, and development of an efficient production process, according to the company news release. Nanotherapeutics, Inc., based in Alachua, Fla., announced it had received a $20 million contract to develop NanoGENT, an inhaled form of the injectable antibiotic gentamicin, for treating pneumonic plague and tularemia. Both contracts were mentioned in an Oct 5 HHS news release about four contracts to develop countermeasures for Category A bioterrorism agents. (The other two contracts were reported previously by CIDRAP News; see Oct 3 link below.) The company said preclinical studies suggest the product may be effective for both prevention and treatment of anthrax. See also: “The latest contract from NIAID/BARDA brings the total amount of government funding allocated to Valortim to over $24 million,” PharmAthene Vice President and Medical Director Valerie Riddle, MD, said in the news release. Oct 5 HHS news releasehttp://www.hhs.gov/news/press/2007pres/10/20071005c.htmlcenter_img According to results reported at the 2006 annual meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, the antitoxin was well tolerated and was not immunogenic in a phase 1 clinical trial, PharmAthene reported. Oct 3 CIDRAP News story “Federal grants support new anthrax countermeasures” The contracts were awarded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), both part of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Working with four other companies, Nanotherapeutics expects to bring NanoGENT to clinical trials in the fourth year of its NIAID-BARDA contract, the statement said. The collaborating companies are Respirics Inc., Next Breath LLC, Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute, and i3 Research. Oct 16, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – The US government recently awarded contracts totaling about $34 million to two companies for development of drugs to treat pneumonic plague, tularemia, and anthrax, three of the diseases terrorists are deemed most likely to try to exploit. In an Oct 11 announcement, Nanotherapeutics said NanoGENT is a powdered formulation of gentamicin to be used as early treatment for people exposed to plague, tularemia, and other respiratory infections. The company said inhaled drugs would be especially useful for providing postexposure prophylaxis and treatment on a large scale. Oct 11 Nanotherapeutics news release PharmAthene announced on Sep 26 that its contract to develop Valortim is worth up to $13.9 million over 2 years, with up to $10.3 million to be awarded in the first year.last_img read more

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Josh Kroenke addresses Arsenal squad after sacking Unai Emery and sanctioning Freddie Ljungberg appointment

first_imgEarlier on Saturday, Per Mertesacker, who had been working as the club’s academy director, was confirmed as one of Ljungberg’s assistants ahead of the trip to Carrow Road.Club legend Ljungberg gave his first interview since confirmation of his appointment and outlined his intention to play attacking, progressive football.He said: ‘I’ve been at Arsenal for a long, long time I like entertaining football, he told Arsenal’s official website. ‘Of course, at the same time you can’t conceded goals that’s the tricky balance to find.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 Arsenal‘For me happy footballers play the best football. That’s what I learned as a player.‘There is a time to work hard but at the same we must enjoy what we are doing.‘Often if the players we have they enjoy playing offensive football it will make them more happy.’Both David Luiz and Shkodran Mustafi were injury doubts after they picked up knocks against Eintracht Frankfurt on Thursday, but both took part in Saturday’s training session and are in contention to feature.Who should be Unai Emery’s permanent replacement at Arsenal?Freddie Ljungberg0%Mauricio Pochettino0%Mikel Arteta0%Carlo Ancelotti0%Nuno Espirito Santo0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsMORE: Granit Xhaka accused of lying to Arsenal boss Unai Emery about injuryMORE: Granit Xhaka accused of lying to Arsenal boss Unai Emery about injury Advertisement Advertisement Comment Josh Kroenke addresses Arsenal squad after sacking Unai Emery and sanctioning Freddie Ljungberg appointment Josh Kroenke spoke with the Arsenal squad ahead of Sunday’s game against Norwich (Picture: Getty)Arsenal director Josh Kroenke addressed the Arsenal squad ahead of Sunday’s Premier League match against Norwich.The son of majority shareholder Stank Kroenke, visit the club’s London Colney training base less than 24 hours after dispensing with Unai Emery and sanctioning the decision to install Freddie Ljungberg as interim head coach.Asked what he told the players, Kroenke told the club’s website: ‘My message to Freddie and the players was let’s get back to basics and most importantly let’s get back to having some fun.‘I think footballers are at their best when I see smiles on their faces and going out there and winning matches. That’s a winning formula to me.’AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTEmery had presided over a dismal run of form which had seen Arsenal win just one of their last nine matches in all competitions and slip eight points adrift of the top four.So @Freddie, what will your approach be as interim head coach?🔜 #NORARS pic.twitter.com/46ZKLitHx3— Arsenal (@Arsenal) November 30, 2019 Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 30 Nov 2019 5:08 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link7.2kShareslast_img read more

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Gov. Wolf: Paying Tribute to the Fallen is our Duty on Memorial Day

first_img Flag Order,  Holidays,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – As Indiantown Gap National Cemetery prepares to host its 2019 Memorial Day ceremony, Governor Tom Wolf today offered his gratitude for and remembrance of those who have sacrificed all for our commonwealth and our country. The governor also has ordered the commonwealth flags on all commonwealth facilities, public buildings and grounds in Pennsylvania to fly at half-staff immediately and through the Memorial Day holiday in honor of deceased servicemembers.“Far too often we forget that we enjoy lives of freedom because our men and women in uniform are always there, protecting us, with many giving their lives, sacrificing all,” Gov. Wolf said. “That’s why it is our duty to pay tribute to their bravery and their sacrifice, to lay poppies on their graves, to attend parades and marches, to sit quietly and remember their service, to commemorate them in our own special ways.“The Department of Military and Veterans Affairs demonstrates every day its support for our veterans and this Memorial Day commemoration at the country’s largest veterans’ memorial in a national cemetery is a fitting tribute to those who gave all.”The Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) invites everyone to attend the event and show their respect at the Pennsylvania Veterans’ Memorial located at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery in Annville, Lebanon County. The memorial stands as a lasting tribute to those who served our nation in times of war and peace. The annual Memorial Day service is 2 p.m., Sunday, May 26, rain or shine.“This memorial is full of symbolism of those who gave so much for our freedom and this weekend is to honor and remember our fallen and their families,” said Maj. Gen. Tony Carrelli, Pennsylvania’s adjutant general and head of the DMVA. “We hope that all Pennsylvanians take the time this weekend to show their appreciation to the families of our fallen and our veterans. We are also grateful to the many generous donors to the Pennsylvania Veterans’ Memorial Trust Fund. It is through this kindness that we are able to preserve this beautiful symbol of incredible sacrifice.”Carrelli said 100 percent of the donations go towards routine upkeep such as landscaping, lighting, and fountains as well as needed maintenance for structural and cosmetic components throughout the memorial.The memorial design is intended to evoke “the ruins of a war-torn building centered in a land of solemnity.” Its architecture is peaceful and harmonious, containing the elements of air, land and water representative of the battlefields where our veterans fought for our freedom. A tomb for all fallen soldiers, known or unknown, is strategically placed, mindful of the sacrifices shared by veterans in the cause of freedom. It serves as an active living memorial to the ideals and principles for which veterans have served, battled and died.Anyone interested in supporting additional veteran’s causes can visit donate.dmva.pa.gov to consider contributing to the Veterans’ Trust Fund, the Military Family Relief Assistance Program or any of the six Veterans Homes Resident Welfare Funds.For information about any of the DMVA’s services or programs for veterans, visit veterans.pa.gov or call 1-800-547-2838.FLAG ORDER: Please note that the commonwealth flag shall remain lowered until sunset on May 29, 2019, in honor of fallen Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Donald C. Brackett. The United States flag should also be flown at half-staff on Memorial Day until noon per the United States Flag Code. All Pennsylvanians are invited to participate in this tribute. May 24, 2019 Gov. Wolf: Paying Tribute to the Fallen is our Duty on Memorial Daycenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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