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Will Chase & More Begin Performances in Something Rotten!

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 1, 2017 Related Shows Will Chase(Photo: Bruce Glikas) Will Chase, Josh Grisetti and Leslie Kritzer will be welcomed to the Renaissance on July 18! The trio join the cast of Something Rotten! as Shakespeare, Nigel Bottom and Bea, respectively. On that same day, ensemble member Catherine Brunell will take over the role of Portia. They step in for Christian Borle, John Cariani, Heidi Blickenstaff and Kate Reinders.Curious to see Chase’s take on the Bard? Watch his first performance of “Will Power” live on Facebook at 7:45 PM here.Chase played the role of Shakespeare in the first reading of Something Rotten! before going on to star in Nashville. Tony nominated for The Mystery of Edwin Drood, his additional Broadway credits include Rent, Aida, Miss Saigon, The Full Monty, Lennon, High Fidelity, Billy Elliot, The Story of My Life and Nice Work If You Can Get It. On screen Chase has also been seen in Smash, The Good Wife, Necessary Roughness, Rescue Me, Pan Am, White Collar, Blue Bloods and more.Grisetti last appeared on Broadway in It Shoulda Been You; his additional credits include Broadway Bound on the Main Stem and Enter Laughing, Rent, Peter and the Starcatcher and Red Eye of Love off-Broadway. Kritzer recently received a Lucille Lortel Award for her performance in The Robber Bridegroom off-Broadway. On the Great White Way, she has appeared in Elf, Sondheim on Sondheim, A Catered Affair, Legally Blonde and Hairspray. Brunell understudied the role of Portia; she has previously appeared in Les Miserables, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Big River, A Tale of Two Cities, Mary Poppins and Elf on Broadway.Set in the 1590s, the Casey Nicholaw-helmed show follows brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom, who are desperate to write a hit play but stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rock star known as “The Bard.” When a soothsayer foretells that the future of theater involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first musical.Something Rotten! currently stars Rob McClure, Brad Oscar, David Beach, Edward Hibbert, Gerry Vichi and André Ward.center_img View Comments Something Rotten!last_img read more

Ag Tech.

first_imgIt’s hard to believe that in today’shigh-tech world, more than 4 billion people don’t have accessto refrigerated milk. And more than 400 million people worldwide,including 180 million children, suffer from vitamin A deficiency.All that could change quickly.”Researchers are able to distill insights from mountainsof data and immediately reapply that knowledge to continue pushingthe frontiers of science,” said William F. Kirk to a Universityof Georgia audience. Group vice president of DuPont BiosolutionsEnterprise, Kirk delivered the 2000 D.W. Brooks Lecture Oct. 2in Athens, Ga.Baby BiotechBiotech applications in agriculture are in their infancy, hesaid.”Most current genetically enhanced plant varieties aremodified only for a single trait, such as herbicide toleranceor pest resistance,” Kirk said. “The rapid progressbeing made in genomics may enhance plant breeding to help securebetter and more consistent yields. This would be of great benefitto those farming marginal lands worldwide.”Today, nutritional and health benefits beyond those availablein foods are delivered in pharmaceuticals and vitamin supplements. “In the future, the potential exists to provide thesebenefits to a greater part of the world, at significantly lowercost, through foods,” he said. “We have a tremendousopportunity to help society.”Super FoodPotential health benefits from biotech foods include: Soybean, sunflower and peanut oils lower in saturated fats. Fruits and vegetables higher in beta carotene and vitamins C and E. Bananas that deliver oral vaccines for diseases such as hepatitis B. Potatoes and corn with modified starch content. Strawberries with augmented cancer-fighting nutrients. Allergen-free rice and rice with higher lysine content.Farmable land on the planet is depleted every day, he said. The most urgent need for agriculture is to create plants with the highest yields per acre possible.A Hungry World”According to the United Nations, 800 million people worldwideare already chronically malnourished,” Kirk said.The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization estimates that twoof every five children in developing countries are stunted, onein three is underweight and one in 10 is “wasted” dueto undernourishment.”Biotechnology alone won’t solve the problems of hungerand malnutrition,” Kirk said, “but it can play an importantrole.”Waves of ChangeKirk said change in agriculture has come in waves. The firstwas mechanization. The second was crop protection. “Today,the third wave has formed: biotechnology and information technology,”he said. “And this wave promises to be revolutionary.”Technology, he said, “will help us improve food quality,safety, taste, nutrition, cost and convenience.”But it won’t be easy. While agriculture is used to being constantlyreshaped by scientific breakthroughs, this change will be different.”Our industry has been accustomed to incremental changeas the population grew,” Kirk said. “But we now faceconstant step changes, which are measured in months, not decades.”Competitive KeyBiotechnology may be the key to creating a competitive edgein the global marketplace, he said.”Biotechnology will be one of the most powerful toolsat our disposal for sustainable growth in the 21st century,”Kirk said. “It is critical that we be responsive to people’sconcerns.”The opportunities are large and exciting,” he said.”We must continue to work with industry, government and otherstakeholders to see that this potential is realized.”Kirk feels only those who remain on the cutting edge of technologywill prosper in this new environment.”The only constant is change,” he said. “Wehave to be on our toes to deal with biotechnology, e-commerce,the knowledge explosion and the many new partnerships.”The D.W. Brooks Lecture Series and Faculty Awards of Excellence, sponsored by the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, are named for the late UGA agronomy professor and founder of Gold Kist, Inc., and Cotton States Mutual Insurance Companies. Photo: GCCE William Kirk delivers 2000 D.W. Brooks Lecture.last_img read more

Suffolk Legis.-elect Caracappa Charged With Domestic Violence, Cops Say

first_imgSign up for Long Island Press’ email newsletters here. Sign up for home delivery of Long Island Press here. Sign up for discounts by becoming a Long Island Press community partner here.,Sign up for Long Island Press’ email newsletters here. Sign up for home delivery of Long Island Press here. Sign up for discounts by becoming a Long Island Press community partner here.,Sign up for Long Island Press’ email newsletters here. Sign up for home delivery of Long Island Press here. Sign up for discounts by becoming a Long Island Press community partner here. “The arrest of and the allegations against Legislator-elect Nicholas Caracappa are very serious,” Suffolk County Legislature Presiding Officer Rob Calarco (D-Patchogue) said. “I do not know the specifics of the case and cannot comment further. He was not to be sworn in until January, but these events do not undo the election. He has a right to his day in court. At this time my prayers are with his family.” Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Suffolk County Legislator-elect Nicholas Caracappa of Selden was arrested Tuesday for alleged domestic violence less than a month before he is scheduled to be sworn into office, Suffolk County police said.Officers responded to the 53-year-old’s Hawkins Road home, where he was charged with first-degree criminal contempt, a felony, and a misdemeanor count of criminal obstruction of breathing related to a domestic incident, police said. Judge James Saladino released Caracappa without bail following his initial appearance at First District Court in Central Islip.“If you think you are going to get 50 percent and give it to a stupid douchebag, I will kill you first,” Caracappa told the victim, according to court documents that authorities filed in the case. Authorities said he also “grabbed and pushed the victim…up against a wall and squeezed her neck and prevented her from breathing.”Caracappa was elected in a November special election to fill the year left on the term of the late Legislator Tom Muratore, who represented Suffolk’s centrally located fourth district until he died in September. The Conservative Party member is expected to caucus with the legislature’s Republican minority.Caracappa previously worked for the Suffolk County Water Authority for more than 34 years, was president of Local 393 Utility Workers union, and served on the Middle Country School Board. The district seat he won was previously represented by his mother, Rose Caracappa, whose name adorns the legislative chamber where lawmakers hold their meetings in Hauppauge.Two Suffolk legislators also are facing criminal charges.Suffolk Legislator Dr. William Spencer (D-Centerport) pleaded not guilty to drug charges in October after authorities said he tried to trade drugs for sexual favors from an undercover police officer posing as a sex worker. And Suffolk Legislator Rudy Sunderman (R-Mastic) was arrested in 2019 on perjury charges resulting from a county ethics law investigation, Suffolk prosecutors have said. Sunderman also pleaded not guilty. Both Sunderman and Spencer remain sitting lawmakers while their cases are pending.Caracappa is due back in court on Jan. 21. He is scheduled to be sworn in on Jan. 4. His attorney could not be reached for comment.last_img read more

Danish firm wins US contract for new smallpox vaccine

first_img Jun 4 HHS news release HHS said phase 1 studies supported by the National Institutes of Health in 2003 showed that MVA vaccine was safe and stimulated an immune response in healthy volunteers. The agency also has said an MVA-based vaccine was found to be safe when it was given to 120,000 Germans in the 1970s. But research on MVA ended when smallpox was declared eradicated in 1980. Options in the contract, amounting to $1.1 billion, include delivery of up to 60 million more doses of the vaccine, plus further clinical studies to extend the FDA license to include people infected with HIV, children, and the elderly, the company said. Bavarian Nordic, based in Copenhagen, will produce its “next generation” smallpox vaccine, called Imvamune, for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), HHS Secretary Mike Leavitt announced in a news release yesterday. Imvamune is the company’s version of modified vaccinia Ankara (MVA). “Acquiring a stockpile of this new smallpox vaccine is a key step toward protecting even more members of the American public against a smallpox release,” Leavitt commented. Jun 5, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – US officials have announced the award of a $500 million contract to Bavarian Nordic A/S, a Danish firm, for 20 million doses of a smallpox vaccine that’s expected to be safe for people with weakened immune systems. Jun 4 Bavarian Nordic news release Under the original BioShield legislation, HHS can make an advance payment on the basis of a finding that it is necessary to the success of the product. Under the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act of 2006, the company can be paid for reaching certain milestones in development, HHS reported. Dr. Paul Chaplain, Bavarian Nordic’s executive vice president and chief scientific officer, noted that HHS has a policy permitting the emergency use of medical products not yet licensed by the FDA, provided they meet certain criteria. To meet those criteria, the company must generate safety data from trials of the vaccine in healthy people and at-risk groups such as HIV patients, demonstrate a validated manufacturing process, and have some efficacy data, he told CIDRAP News. The contract includes options that may bring its total value to $1.6 billion, according to Bavarian Nordic. Besides covering production of the vaccine, the base contract of $500 million covers additional work to meet requirements for use of the vaccine in an emergency, plus nonclinical and clinical studies necessary to obtain a Food and Drug Administration license (FDA) for it, the company said. HHS has stockpiled enough conventional smallpox vaccine to protect the entire US population in the event of a release of smallpox by terrorists. But the conventional vaccine uses live vaccinia virus, a cousin of the smallpox virus, and it can cause rare but potentially life-threatening side effects. People who have HIV or are being treated with chemotherapy should not receive the conventional vaccine except in emergencies, HHS said. In a news release, Bavarian Nordic said advance and milestone payments in the contract total $150 million, of which $125 million is to be paid in 2007 and 2008. The company said this is the first time any company will have received advance payments under the BioShield program. Chaplain said the company is capable of making 40 million doses of the vaccine annually and could potentially start delivering doses to HHS immediately. But because the firm first must provide all the data to support emergency use of the vaccine, it expects to start delivering it toward the end of next year, he said. Bavarian Nordic announced in April that it expected to win the HHS contract, but HHS said then that no decision had been made yet. Bavarian Nordic and the British drug company Acambis each received an HHS contract in early 2003 to develop and test a vaccine based on MVA. In September 2004 HHS awarded each company a further contract calling for production of 500,000 doses of the vaccine and clinical trials. But Acambis announced in November 2006 that HHS had decided that the company’s vaccine was too expensive. “And in fact we have most of that data already,” Chaplain said. The company has tested the vaccine in about 1,500 people, including healthy people and at-risk groups, and has published data on the vaccine’s efficacy in monkeys and other animals, he said. Although smallpox was eradicated, disease experts fear that terrorists may have supplies of the virus, which the Soviet Union made in large quantities during the Cold War. The United States and Russia still hold samples of the smallpox virus for research purposes. MVA contains a form of vaccinia virus that has been weakened so that it can’t replicate in humans, the agency said. Officials expect that it could be used safely in the estimated 10 million Americans who have limited immunity. The vaccine is being tested with a two-dose immunization schedule. See also: HHS said the contract was awarded under Project BioShield, a federal program launched in 2004 to develop medical countermeasures for chemical, biological, and other unconventional weapons. The contract allows for the agency to make two kinds of payments before delivery of the product. Chaplain also said the company expects to start filing its application for an FDA license in 2009 and complete the filing process in 2010. Phase 2 studies are approaching completion, and plans call for meeting with the FDA later this year to discuss phase 3 studies, with an expectation to launch them next year, he added. Apr 18 CIDRAP News story “Danish firm expects to sell smallpox vaccine to US” read more

Ante Ančić became the director of sports development of the BTravel agency

first_imgUntil recently, the director of the European Handball Championship for the City of Zagreb, Ante Ančić, became a new member of the BTravel agency, one of the fastest growing Croatian and regional tourist agencies.Ante Ančić in BTravel is engaged in the position of director for sports development and one of the main projects he will develop is the placement of Croatia on foreign markets as an ideal destination for sports preparations, but also for sporting events. Ante Ančić will also be responsible for taking over some new acquisitions of BTravel in Croatia.”Ante Ančić’s invaluable sports experience and contacts with people from various sports segments will greatly contribute to the development of our business processes. In addition to sports, we see this acquisition as a powerful way to enter certain emitting markets where people are very attached to their sports clubs, whether they are active athletes or support sports in various other ways.. “, pointed out Dalibor Bilić, President of the Management Board of BTravela.Ante Ančić started his professional career in sports circles in 2012 as the technical secretary of the Zagreb Handball Club, and since 2013 he has taken the position of club director. He is also known to the public for his position as the director of the competition during the World Handball Championship in Zagreb in 2009, but also as the director of the European Handball Championship for the City of Zagreb.In addition to business and incoming tourism, and the MICE segment, an important part of BTtavel’s business is sports tourism, ie co-organization of events and service for clubs and associations. In this business segment, BTravel plans to grow by 100% this year compared to the previous year. The basis of sports tourism that BTravel works and develops is the presentation of Croatia in the world as a destination that has all the necessary sports infrastructure for the organization of sports preparations, camps, events, etc. for foreign clubs and associations. In the past two years, we can boast of organizing several major sporting events with more than 1000 participants, point out BTravel.Related news: DALIBOR BILIĆ, BTRAVEL: WE SEE FURTHER DEVELOPMENT IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF DIGITAL PLATFORMS THAT WILL CONNECT SOCIAL NETWORKS, TOURISM AND WELLBEINGlast_img read more

Wildcats Sweep Spartans In Weekend DH

first_imgFranklin County defeated Connersville in Game 1 of a doubleheader Saturday, 6-0. Joe Monroe pitched a complete game shutout, needing just 72 pitches and struck out 7 Spartans. The Wildcats were led by Brennan Meyers with 3 hits and 3 RBI’s. Logan Winters also contributed with 2 RBI’s.In the second game of the conference doubleheader with Connersville, FC, the visiting team on the scoreboard, came out on top 7-1 to end the regular season. Alex Bischoff started the game for FC, but with sectional approaching, came out after 2 innings of shutout pitching due to pitch count limit. Grant Smith pitched the final 5 innings to get the win, allowing just 1 run that came in the bottom of the 7th inning.Offensively, Logan Winters, Grant Smith, and Trevin Manderschied all had 2 hits games. Blake Ripperger, Winters and Smith each knocked in 2 runs.Franklin County finished the season with an overall record of 17-5. In EIAC play, FC finished 10-4 for 3rd place behind Lawrenceburg (13-1) and Batesville (13-3).The Wildcats will begin Sectional play at South Dearborn on Wednesday when they will take on the Rushville Lions. First pitch is scheduled for 5:30.last_img read more

Kamrup storms into final of the All Assam Veteran Inter District and Inter Institution Cricket tournament

first_imgOur Sports ReporterGUWAHATI: Kamrup stormed into the final of the All Assam Veteran Inter District and Inter Institution Cricket tournament as they beat Guwahati by 45 runs in the first semifinal at Mangaldoi today.After winning the toss, Kamrup scored 171 runs in allottoed 20 overs losing 7 wickets. Continuing his good form Mukut Kalita played another match winning knock of 67 in 40 balls with 9 fours and 3 sixes. In reply Guwahati veterans ould manage 126 in 20 overs losing 9 wickets.Brief Score: Kamrup 171/7 in 20 overs (Mukut Kalita 67, Nitin Das 3/30) beat Guwahati 126/9 in 20 overs (Nausad Ali 35, Debajit Basumatari 3/24, Bhaskarjyoti Barman 3/15). Also read: Local Sportslast_img read more

Vogel paces Trojans at home event

first_imgUSC freshman T.J. Vogel fired a second-round 63, a tournament low and two strokes off the course record, on his way to a second place finish Tuesday at the USC Collegiate Invitational at the North Ranch Country Club in Westlake Village, Calif.Vogel’s strong play led the No. 16 Trojans to a tie for fourth in their home event, finishing 20 strokes behind tournament champions No. 17 Oregon.After an up-and-down first round Monday morning, Vogel lit up the course in the afternoon, shooting the best score of his young collegiate career.“In order to win a national title, we need guys that can flat out play,” USC coach Chris Zambri said. “And when somebody shows that they can, that’s huge.”Vogel got off to a quick start, making birdies on four of his first six holes. After playing the next six holes to even par, Vogel hit his tee shot into the water on a par 3 and made a double bogey on his 13th hole of the day.He bounced back immediately, making eagle on the next hole, a 522-yard par 5. Vogel closed his round with four consecutive birdies to post an 8-under-par 63.Vogel began Tuesday’s final round with the lead but Oregon’s Eugene Wong shot 69 to Vogel’s 71 to take the title by one shot. Vogel missed a 20-foot putt on his last hole for birdie that would have tied him with Wong.“We felt at the beginning of the year that he was a real key to our success,” Zambri said about Vogel. “To have him get it going is great.”Sophomore Steve Lim also turned in a solid performance for the Trojans, shooting 69-73-69 to finish in a tie for 13th at 2 under par.Freshman Martin Trainer overcame an opening round 77 to finish 73-70 and tie for 48th. Redshirt junior Bo DeHuff shot 75-74-75 to finish in a tie for 60th.The struggles continued for USC’s two-time All-American Matt Giles, who shot 69-77-83 to finish in a tie for 75th in the 80-man field.“My ball striking this week was absolutely terrible,” Giles said. “It was flat out embarrassing.”Zambri said he thought the tough outing would actually benefit Giles.“Sometimes that stuff happens, and it really forces you to evaluate what you’re doing,” Zambri said. “I think it’s something that’s going to end up being very helpful for Matthew to have gone through this week the way he did.”Three Trojans played in the tournament as individuals. Freshman Stewart Hagestad finished tied for 43rd, junior Daniel Park tied for 53rd and freshman Sam Smith tied for 73rd.USC finished the tournament in the middle of the Pac-10 teams competing, finishing behind Oregon (first), No. 21 California (second) and No. 14 Arizona State (third) and in front of No. 2 Stanford (eighth), No. 11 UCLA (ninth) and No. 15 Oregon State (tied for 12th).“We’re going to have to get better and play better if we’re going to compete with teams like [Oregon],” Zambri said.The Trojans will return to action next Friday, March 12, at the Southern Highlands Collegiate in Las Vegas.last_img read more

Greg Olsen injury update: Panthers TE (foot) placed on IR

first_imgOlsen ruptured his right plantar fascia during Sunday’s loss to the Buccaneers. The 33-year-old caught 27 passes for 291 yards and four touchdowns this season. Related News Greg Olsen is done for the year.The Panthers on Wednesday announced the veteran tight end has been placed on injured reserve, ending his season. This will be the second straight year in which he has been placed on the IR. He was also put on the IR last season when he suffered a fracture in his right foot.Carolina is 6-6 on the season and in seventh place in the NFC playoff race entering its Week 14 matchup at Cleveland. Greg Olsen injury update: Panthers TE (foot) expected to miss rest of seasonlast_img read more