Woody Allen’s Bullets Over Broadway Begins on Broadway

first_imgDon’t speak! Bullets Over Broadway begins performances well, on Broadway March 11, starring Zach Braff. Directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman, the world premiere of the musical adaptation of Woody Allen and Douglas McGrath’s 1994 comedy has its official opening night scheduled for April 10 at the St. James Theatre. Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 24, 2014 Betsy Wolfe The show also stars Marin Mazzie, Vincent Pastore, Betsy Wolfe, Brooks Ashmanskas, Lenny Wolpe, Helene Yorke, Nick Cordero and Karen Ziemba. Zach Braff Bullets Over Broadway View All (4) Star Files Related Shows View Comments Vincent Pastore Bullets Over Broadway tells the story of an aspiring playwright (Braff) in 1920s New York who is forced to cast a mobster’s (Pastore) talentless girlfriend (Yorke) in his new show in order to have it produced on Broadway. The tuner features existing hits from the 1920s with a new, adapted book by Allen. Marin Mazzielast_img read more

John Cameron Mitchell: ’10 Things I’ve Learned Headlining Hedwig in My Fifties’

first_imgNothing’s gonna tear John Cameron Mitchell down—not even a torn meniscus. The 51-year-old Hedwig and the Angry Inch co-creator and star is currently rocking a not-so-glam knee brace under his fishnets after he was nearly sidelined by an onstage injury. But after a weeklong hiatus (former Hedwig Michael C. Hall stepped in for the star on the fly) and a few additions to the script, Mitchell is rolling with the punches and keeping his performance as fierce and fearless as ever. What other lessons has JCM learned about playing the glittering glam rock goddess in his fifties? What the heck happened to his knee? What does he think about Darren Criss donning the wig next? Find out below! 1. There’s no pressure and less panic “Playing Hedwig this time, I’m not thinking about my acting career or anything like that. I really have nothing to lose, so I’m having so much more fun than I was off-Broadway, when I had the pressure of the movie and worrying about keeping the show open with no understudy. Plus, I get a ride to work now—we definitely didn’t have that off-Broadway!” 3. I have a celebrity understudy “Michael C. Hall has become my unexpected understudy. We’ve written into the story that Hedwig was kneecapped by an unidentified assailant that could have been another Broadway headliner. Hedwig is shocked to learn that Sting is considered a person of interest. The person was wearing a Michael C. Hall mask. At least she thinks it was a mask.” 10. …Or maybe tour the world in a wig “We have plans for our production of Hedwig to spread nationally, and to Europe, Asia and Australia, so it’s very exciting. As far as touring goes, now that I’ve done it and opened it up again, I would never say never. But I might have to get my knee replaced first! If the medical technology advances, I will consider it.” 8. Hedwig is like Elaine Stritch “This show is such a tour de force. It’s almost like Elaine Stritch’s solo show—you can’t just replace her. We’re reinventing the replacement wheel, because every time we do it, we learn a little bit more about tailoring it for the person rather than just putting them into the template. I love it. I’ve helped put in a lot of Hedwigs in my day and I hope to do a lot more.” 2. Pain comes with the territory “A few weeks ago, I was climbing out of the car [during “Wig in a Box”] and there’s an extra step there, but I didn’t use it. I stepped too high, used the wrong leg and tore my meniscus. But it’s healing extremely well—faster than my PT person has ever seen it heal. But I have to be careful. I’m an older gentleman, so the choreography winds me. Now my other knee is taking a lot of strain to compensate, and today I realized, ‘Oh great, the other knee is going.'” 5. Hedwig is (almost) mainstream “People know what Hedwig is now, and that’s wonderful. It’s not the same as being swamped for being on The Big Bang Theory, but it’s much more comfortable.” 4. Improvising is less daunting “The first time, I did Hedwig because I wanted to learn how to be free and improvisational the way rock and roll people or standup [comedians] are, and it was hard for me. It was so hard to throw in a new line. Now, it’s easy, because I just don’t care anymore—not in the way I used to. That’s what’s fun about it. Writers usually have to be alone at the computer. I’m writing in a wig on the spot.” 9. I want to do Shakespeare next “After the first Hedwig, interestingly, I was offered to play Hamlet a couple of times. I let that go because I was so burned out on acting. It seemed like a clichéd thing to do. But after seeing Mark Rylance last season in Richard III and Twelfth Night, he was so brilliant and heartwarming. He’s inspired me to rethink a delicious role in Shakespeare.”center_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 13, 2015 6. Friday 10 PM shows are insane “The 10 PM show has become a real young audience, like a rock show. There’s a special flavor. This Friday is a good one: The singer from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs [Karen O] is coming, my aunt who is a nun is coming, and 25 trans kids from Sylvia’s Place are coming—it’s a wonderful shelter for kids kicked out for being trans and queer. So it’s going to be a crazy mix of people! I love those shows.” 7. Darren Criss is ready for anything “The Broadway replacement system is a difficult one because you don’t always have the full complement of people paying attention. It’s hard to re-direct someone every three months, so there’s kind of a piecemeal effect. But I really want to be there for Darren Criss, who is incredibly motivated and hardworking and so excited about this. I want to rewrite some new stuff for him—just for him.” Related Shows View Comments See John Cameron Mitchell in Hedwig at the Belasco Theatre. Hedwig and the Angry Inchlast_img read more

Turf Workshop

first_imgUniversity of Georgia experts will discuss ways to manage sports fields better, including sessions on: Common sports field problems.Cultivation and fertilization.Insect management.Disease prevention and control. A $10 fee covers a hot box lunch and a visit to a high school football field to see some problem situations. Commercial pesticide credit hours have been applied for in categories 21 and 24.Preregistration by June 19 is required. The workshop will begin with 8:30 a.m. registration in the Perry Agricultural Building at 733 Carroll Street. Classes will start at 9 a.m. and end at 3 p.m.The Perry ag building is a single-story brick building near downtown Perry. From I-75, take Exit 135 east toward Perry. Turn left at the first light onto Courtney Hodges Blvd. The building is on the left about a mile from the light, just past the railroad tracks.For more information, call Houston County Extension office in Perry at (478) 987-2028.last_img read more


first_img Briefs THE HILLSBOROUGH ASSOCIATION FOR WOMEN LAWYERS kicked and yelled into spring recently with its inaugural Self Defense Seminar, attended by members of HAWL and employees of a local domestic violence shelter. During the two-hour seminar Anne Radke, left, president of the Upkudo International Karate Federation, emphasized the goal of the training. “Self defense is not simply learning a few movements, but developing a lifestyle of awareness and preparedness that leads to greater security and peace of mind,” Radke said. She also taught the participants exercises involving assessing their situations and utilizing awareness drills to increase overall perception of different situations. With hand pads and gloves, participants were given the chance to kick, punch, elbow, and knee different targets in order to get comfortable with various techniques. At the end of the seminar, participants were given the chance to demonstrate the lessons and techniques they learned from the seminar. Pictured above, Kristin Norse, center, the community outreach chair for HAWL, takes down fellow HAWL member Anthony Reeves. The seminar was held as part of the Hillsborough Association for Women Lawyers Community Outreach Program, which also conducts its “Take Your Child to Work” program for members and local middle school students and an annual toy drive to benefit the Kinship Care Foundation. NOVA SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY law students recently traveled to Washington to visit the U.S. Supreme Court and had an opportunity to meet with Chief Justice John Roberts, Jr. The pilgrimage to the high court has been a regular feature of NSU Distinguished Visiting Professor Tim O’Brien’s course in constitutional decision-making and this year the students heard oral arguments in Beard v. Banks, concerning whether prison officials may deny troublesome prison inmates access to newspapers and magazines. The lower court said that such a denial violates the inmates’ First Amendment rights, rejecting Pennsylvania’s contention that the restrictions had the beneficial effect of deterring prison misconduct and also served the state’s legitimate interest in prison security. Professor O’Brien, former chief ABC News correspondent at the U.S. Supreme Court, also arranged the visit with Chief Justice Roberts. “We had a wide-ranging discussion of ideas and Supreme Court advocacy,” O’Brien said. “[The chief justice] was most cordial, answered all questions, and even gave up part of his lunch hour with the other justices to be with us.” Pictured with Chief Justice Roberts, center, is the delegation from NSU. THE ATLANTIC HIGH SCHOOL’S Academy of Law and Government in Port Orange are the recipient of a $2,000 donation made by the Volusia Bar Foundation, the nonprofit wing of the Volusia County Bar Association. The Academy of Law and Government attracts students interested in becoming lawyers, legal secretaries, court reporters, police officers, game wardens, firefighters, postal workers, urban planners, forensic scientists, crime lab technicians, and many others. Students take part in activities like teen court and mock trials. Other programs show students what it is like to have a job working in federal, state, or city governments. One thousand dollars will be used to fund scholarships to graduating seniors and $1,000 will be used to defray the cost of the annual trip to Tallahassee. Pictured is Volusia Bar Foundation President Belle Schumann presenting the check to advisor Ronnie Garrett, career connections coordinator Colleen Kirvan, and Atlantic High Principal Ronald Pagano. April 30, 2006 Regular News Briefslast_img read more

Emergency authorization for peramivir draws fast response

first_imgOct 26, 2009 (CIDRAP News) – Requests to use the intravenous (IV) antiviral drug peramivir in hospitalized H1N1 flu patients came quickly after the government issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) Oct 23, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) official said today.”We released the peramivir [EUA] at 8 p.m. Friday, which is not a great time, but the feeling was we wanted to get this approved and get the drug moving as quickly as possible,” Dr. Philip J. Peters said during an educational teleconference for clinicians today.”We have had several inquiries and have sent it out to, I believe, five hospitals so far,” he said.The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued the peramivir EUA to make an IV antiviral drug available for H1N1 flu patients in response to a CDC request. The existing antivirals indicated for H1N1 are oseltamivir (Tamiflu), taken orally, and zanamivir (Relenza), which is inhaled. Those routes of administration may not be feasible for critically ill patients, especially those on ventilators.Peramivir, like oseltamivir and zanamivir, is a neuraminidase inhibitor. It is in clinical trials and has not yet gained FDA approval for general use. The FDA has been considering issuing an emergency authorization for several months, and interest in using it in severely ill H1N1 patients has grown as the pandemic has spread across the country.Under the EUA, clinicians who want to use peramivir must fill out a set of forms available on the CDC Web site and fax them to the agency.Previously, clinicians who wanted to use the drug for H1N1 patients faced a more involved process called an emergency-use investigational new drug (EIND) application. The drug was used in a few patients under those rules, according to BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, the manufacturer, and other experts.”I know there are a few who have gotten better, who got it under an emergency use IND,” Dr. Richard Whitley, president-elect of the Infectious Diseases Society of America and a professor at the University of Alabama in Birmingham, told CIDRAP News last week. But he said it took 48 to 72 hours to obtain the drug under the EIND rules.Under the new EUA, the CDC will draw peramivir from the Strategic National Stockpile and send it to the requesting physician’s hospital free of charge, Peters said today.The FDA’s EUA letter calls on the CDC to send the drug to hospitals “as soon as possible within 24 hours of CDC’s decision” to provide it.In a news release about the authorization, BioCryst said it has transferred enough peramivir for 1,200 treatment courses to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The donation was made under the company’s development contract with HHS.”BioCryst has worked with HHS to enable the government to rapidly deploy an initial supply of peramivir, and we are prepared to deliver more,” Jon P. Stonehouse, BioCryst chief executive officer, said in the release.The company said it is completing production of about 130,000 treatment courses to prepare for orders it may receive from the United States or other governments. A treatment course is 600 milligrams (mg) once a day for 5 days.The FDA letter says the “totality of scientific evidence” indicates that IV peramivir may be effective in H1N1 patients and that “there is no adequate, approved, and available alternative to the emergency use of peramivir administered intravenously for the treatment of 2009 H1N1 in certain adult and pediatric patients.”The EUA permits use of peramivir only in hospitalized patients, Peters noted in today’s Clinical Outreach and Communication Update (COCA) call.In clinical trials so far, peramivir has yielded outcomes similar to those for the other neuraminidase inhibitors, Peters said. One study showed comparable results for patients who received a single IV dose of peramivir and patients who received oral oseltamivir for 5 days, he reported.”The dose we’re recommending is 600 mg once a day, given intravenously, for 5 to 10 days,” he said. A CDC fact sheet for clinicians provides pediatric dosing recommendations based on modeling, as no pharmacokinetic studies have been done in children, he added.Adverse events in patients given peramivir have included diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and neutropenia, Peters reported. Physicians who use the drug under the EUA will be asked to report any serious adverse events.”We don’t anticipate that there’ll be resistance problems with peramivir,” which seems to have a resistance profile similar to that of oseltamivir, Peters said. He noted that 9 oseltamivir-resistant H1N1 isolates have been found among more than 1,000 tested in the United States. Most of the resistant viruses were from patients with severe immunosuppression.In response to a question, Peters said an IV formulation of zanamivir exists but is in a much earlier stage of clinical testing than peramivir. Under EIND rules, the formulation has been used in several patients because of concern about possible resistance to oseltamivir, he said.”Peramivir and zanamivir are really two separate issues; it’s not that one would be approved [for an EUA] and not the other,” he commented. “With the body of evidence available at this time, the FDA felt there was enough information available on safety and efficacy to approve peramivir. Zanamivir could be approved in the future.”So far, between 6% and 25% of hospitalized H1N1 patients have required intensive care unit placement, Peters reported. He said three different types of clinical presentations have been seen in those cases: primary viral pneumonia, invasive bacterial co-infections, and a worsening of organ dysfunction in patients who had poor cardiopulmonary reserve because of preexisting conditions.See also: CDC information on peramivir EUAhttp://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/eua/peramivir.htmOct 15 CIDAP News story “FDA faces decision about use of peramivir for H1N1”last_img read more

Governor Wolf Urges USDA Support of Vital Pennsylvania Agriculture Sectors

first_img Economy,  National Issues,  Press Release,  Public Health ‘Industry and all who rely on its products counting on a plan’Governor Tom Wolf today sent a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue urging him to immediately publish a plan to support agriculture producers, food processors, workers, and local food systems, regardless of size of operation. The $9.5 billion included in the CARES Act – at Perdue’s discretion to distribute across dairy, livestock, specialty crop sectors, horticulture, and restaurants – has the potential to ensure Pennsylvania remains a national leader in agriculture.“We need Secretary Perdue to publish a plan that includes resources, guidance, and protection for the industry that is working to provide for Pennsylvanians and Americans despite the risk, stress, and uncertainty of our current pandemic,” said Wolf. “Pennsylvania’s farm families are working hard to sustain life; we need immediate federal action to sustain agriculture because every day, we rely on it.“In addition to critical financial support, the industry relies on skilled labor to perform essential duties and keep the supply chain strong,” added Wolf. “We can’t have the fruits of their labor going to waste during a time when so many are experiencing food insecurity as they stay home to save lives.”The full letter is as follows:As COVID 19 continues to disrupt every aspect of our lives, I write to request your immediate action on behalf of vital agricultural and food industries within Pennsylvania, as well as the many Pennsylvanians who are experiencing food insecurity because they must stay home to save lives.From the start of my administration’s COVID-19 mitigation efforts, I designated agriculture and the entire food supply chain as essential and life-sustaining. As is the case across the country, Pennsylvania’s agriculture industry, food processors and manufacturers, and grocery store workers are among the many heroes working on the frontlines to keep Pennsylvania, the nation, and the world fed, despite great risk, stress, and uncertainty. We must come together as a nation to defeat and recover from this virus. Our recovery and our national security are impossible without the certainty of a safe, secure, and available food supply.I ask that USDA take swift and decisive action to publicize and implement a plan to immediately and equitably stabilize the agriculture industry, and to support agriculture producers, food processors, workers, and local food systems, regardless of size of operation. This plan must include resources, guidance, and protection for these workers. Every sector of agriculture, food processing, distribution, retail, grocery stores, and farmers markets are negatively impacted by COVID-19 and need support. Specifically, I ask that you provide immediate support in the following ways:Direct Support through the CARES ActThe $9.5 billion included in the CARES Act – that is at your discretion to distribute across dairy, livestock, specialty crop sectors, horticulture industries, and restaurants – has the potential to ensure that Pennsylvania remains a nation-leader in agriculture. This funding must be used wisely to mitigate against the disruption to supply chains and markets to help our farmers, producers, and processors, including immediate access to capital for our small businesses, farm families, and agriculture industries. Pennsylvania’s recommendations for direct support though the CARES Act include the following:Livestock, Poultry, and Meat and Food Processing Support:Pennsylvania is home to many livestock and poultry markets and meat processors, processing beef, poultry, and swine on behalf of Pennsylvania farmers and farmers from many surrounding states. We also have many food processers in all categories that take raw agricultural products and turn them into food or other important products for a safe food supply. These processors need immediate support to help cover expenses above and beyond normal operating costs, so that they can provide critical protections to their workers and modify their operations to continue providing nutrition for the United States and a market for our farmers. Livestock and poultry farmers that have experienced processing disruptions must be immediately reimbursed for lost income and increased mitigation expenses.Dairy Farmers and Processors:Pennsylvania and New York jointly petitioned you on behalf of our dairy industries, as dairy is the largest sector of agriculture in Pennsylvania. Our dairy farmers and dairy processors were among the first businesses within agriculture that were most immediately impacted by supply chain disruptions due to COVID-19. Immediate support to dairy is critical and must include direct payments to farmers, loans and support to dairy processors, immediate purchases of dairy products and distribution through the charitable food system, and risk management options through the Dairy Protection Program. My administration and the Pennsylvania General Assembly have provided bipartisan support to our dairy industry to help weather the past five years of challenges. Pennsylvania cannot afford to lose its dairy farmers or dairy processors, and we need your immediate assistance on behalf of this industry.Horticulture and the Green Industry:The horticulture industry, including greenhouses, floriculture, and garden centers, have been especially harmed by the timing of the COVID-19 pandemic. Normally, spring is planting season for homeowners and gardeners, as well as the time that many celebrate religious holidays with beautiful, high-quality flower arrangements grown by small businesses in Pennsylvania. The social distancing and COVID-19 mitigation steps necessary to save lives and protect our healthcare system from being overwhelmed have meant that many businesses in the green and horticulture industries have had to unexpectedly close their physical operations or transition to alternative delivery models just as they were preparing to start the busiest season of the year. The sales made now are critical to sustain their businesses throughout the year. These losses must be immediately covered through USDA assistance, and every support must be provided to small businesses that may not historically have worked with or benefitted from USDA programs.Specialty Crops:Immediate purchases of specialty crops, such as mushrooms, fruits, vegetables, and other specialty crops to support the charitable food system and ensure food does not go to waste. These farmers must be compensated for lost crops due to COVID-19 disruptions.Equitable Support for Lost Markets and Financial and Technical Support for Transition to Alternative Delivery Models:The necessary shutdown of food service institutions and our general way of life has disrupted many traditional businesses within agriculture outlined above but also those in new or niche markets such hydroponics, aquaponics, small-scale production of specialty food products for restaurants and farmers markets, agritourism, urban agriculture, and other small businesses that support local food systems. It is critical that USDA provide direct support to those agri-businesses and farmers who may not typically receive or seek federal support through USDA but who are critical to local and state economies. It is also imperative that USDA provide support to the end markets for many agri-businesses, including restaurants. Pennsylvania is home to many farm-to-table restaurants and other food service institutions that take pride in procuring high-quality, local, and specialty products from our Pennsylvania farmers. Our farmers also provide these products to neighboring markets in New York, Washington D.C., and the entire U.S. As small and large businesses scramble to react to the ever-changing marketplace, USDA must provide financial and technical support to help agri-businesses and farmers explore and transition to new delivery models.Ensuring an Adequate WorkforceIn addition to support through funding, we need your support in the way of our workforce. Now more than ever, the labor demands of Pennsylvania agriculture are high. The H2A program provides skilled workers that sustain Pennsylvania’s agriculture sector and perform essential duties that keep our supply chain strong. I strongly urge you not to cut adverse effect wage rates for these workers. At a time when many critical infrastructure sectors are voluntarily providing hazard pay in recognition of the heroic sacrifices of front-line employees within the food and agriculture sectors, it is more important than ever to maintain living wages for all workers in agriculture. In addition, at a time of unprecedented unemployment, lowering wages in agriculture will only serve to disadvantage this industry as it looks to hire additional workers and compete with other industries. I am proud of those agriculture and food processing employers in Pennsylvania that have been paying far above the federal minimum wage for years, and many of these are employers who participate in the H2A program. It is unconscionable to consider breaking from a contracted wage rate for workers who are risking their lives to grow and harvest the food every American relies on for survival.Providing Mental Health ResourcesAnother way that USDA can support our farm families and agriculture industry workforce is through mental health resources and services. The COVID 19 pandemic has quickly reshaped and disrupted our daily routines, changing nearly every aspect of how Pennsylvanians live. The agriculture community continues to provide unwavering service to this nation, compounding the stress and anxiety in this uncertain time. I ask that funding and resources be available for mental health services for the agricultural and restaurant sectors authorized in the CARES Act, a critical need to support those who are working so hard to support us.Protecting our Most Vulnerable CitizensAs we look to support our farmers, USDA must provide every possible flexibility within the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to maximize the buying power of SNAP recipients. More people in the nation are experiencing food insecurity than ever before. Improving existing nutrition programs can help to address this issue, while also creating a new market outlet for our farm goods. In order to maximize the buying power of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients, USDA must reconsider its interpretation of section 2302 of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act to allow an additional emergency allotment to all households, up to the maximum benefit for their household size. Currently, USDA maintains that households that receive the maximum benefits will not receive any additional SNAP assistance. This means nearly 40 percent of SNAP households and those with the lowest incomes, will not receive any additional assistance despite real need and funding availability.USDA must use every tool in its toolbox to support our most vulnerable citizens experiencing even more stress due to COVID-19, while helping to balance the food supply chain according to the congressional intent of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. During a time of national crisis, when our most vulnerable citizens are going without while farmers are forced to dump safe and nutritious products because of supply chain disruptions, it is unconscionable to consider that aid and support be withheld from those most in need when USDA has the authority and ability to help both.Thank you for your assistance during this pandemic. Our nation’s reliance on a strong and vibrant food and agriculture industry has been revealed through this public health emergency; and while we’re up to the challenge, the support outlined here is essential to weather this storm.The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture and New York Department of Agriculture and Markets also recently submitted a letter to Secretary Perdue urging the USDA to use federal stimulus funds to assist the states’ dairy industries affected by COVID-19.“New York and Pennsylvania remain steadfast in our commitment to protecting our citizens from COVID19 and to supporting our dairy producers and processors, as well as the rest of the food supply chain. We ask that USDA take immediate action to ensure those who are going hungry because they are staying home to save lives can access food that would otherwise be wasted unnecessarily. USDA must make an immediate investment in our dairy industries today to ensure that we have a future food supply. We must come together to rebuild our nation, and our farmers must be supported today so that they can continue to feed us in the years to come,” wrote Pennsylvania Secretary Russell Redding and New York Commissioner Richard Ball.View Governor Wolf’s letter as a PDF here or on Scribd.View the Department of Agriculture’s letter as a PDF here or on Scribd.For a complete list of guidance documents and information as it relates to agriculture during COVID-19 mitigation in Pennsylvania visit agriculture.pa.gov/COVID. For the most accurate, timely information related to Health in Pennsylvania, visit on.pa.gov/coronavirus.View this information in Spanish. April 15, 2020 Governor Wolf Urges USDA Support of Vital Pennsylvania Agriculture Sectorscenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Brisbane’s unit landscape evolves with smarter green spaces

first_imgMatthew Franzmann says the first thing to consider when designing your apartment garden was weather conditions.When it comes to designing a garden for your apartment balcony, Form Landscape Architects are leaders in the industry having designed for such developments as Sunland’s Grace on Coronation and Billbergia’s Skytower.Form Landscape Architects designed landscaped spaces at The Yards, Brisbane.Form Landscape Architect principal Matthew Franzmann said the first thing to consider when designing your garden was weather conditions.“Balconies in apartment developments are generally elevated and exposed to relatively harsh conditions in the form of direct sun, winds, and sometimes driving rain,” Mr Fanzmann said.“Every balcony is different, and understanding that will help you select appropriate plant species.”He said once that was understood, you could select plants to suit.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:34Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:34 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis 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.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenMonthly core index October 201800:34“In the harsh conditions that are generally experienced on balconies and the limited space that is typically provided, succulents are an excellent low maintenance option,” he said.Form Landscape Architects designed outdoor spaces at the South City Square development.“These species could include jade plant, mother-in-law’s tongue, dragon tree and agave species.“For those balconies on the southern shaded side of a building it’s a great opportunity to have a lush subtropical palette of plants that could include fiddle leaf fig, xanadu, white bird of paradise and grape ivy.”Mr Franzmann said selecting pots for balcony spaces could be challenging.“Consideration needs to be given to available space, watering requirements, and the type of plants that will be used,” he said.>>FOLLOW EMILY BLACK ON FACEBOOK<<“For very tight spaces consider green wall gardens, but keep in mind that these dry out faster than most and require more intensive maintenance and watering.”More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus16 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market16 hours agoLike any garden, he said regular watering was key to its success.“Balconies rarely have a direct water supply so plants in pots will require hand watering,” he said.Form Landscape Architects designed outdoor spaces at the South City Square development.“The regularity of watering is dependent on the plant selection and the size and type of pots selected.“For example, it is wise to have larger pot sizes made of less porous material as these provide more soil volume and therefore better moisture retention for the plants.“Self-watering pots can also be used to minimise the regularity of the watering.”MORE:Celebrity’s plan to bring beautiful design to more homesMillenials changing the way their parents design homesFinally, Mr Franzmann said the selection of a high-quality potting mix was essential.“Look for potting mixes that have water retention additives and slow release fertiliser incorporated in the mix.”Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:34Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:34 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis 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.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenWhy The Block has been such a success00:35last_img read more

Japan’s Hokkaido Gas finalizes 10-year LNG deal with Mitsui

first_imgLNG World News taff The Ishikari LNG terminal (Image: Hokkaido Gas)Japan’s Hokkaido Gas has finalized a deal signed in September last year to purchase liquefied natural gas (LNG) from trading house Mitsui & Co.Under the deal signed on Wednesday, Hokkaido Gas will buy three LNG cargoes per year with a capacity of about 200,000 tonnes for a period of 10 years starting from 2019.The city gas supplier will receive the chilled fuel on an ex-ship basis at its Ishikari LNG import terminal on Hokkaido, Japan’s second-largest island.Hokkaido Gas did not specify any particular project from which the fuel would be supplied.According to a Hokkaido Gas statement, the contracted LNG supplies would come from various projects Mitsui is involved in.last_img read more

Severe weather pushes through listening area

first_imgPhoto from BrightBATESVILLE, Ind. — It was a loud night for many people throughout the listening area as severe thunderstorms pushed through last night.The first round of strong storms pushed through around midnight for many areas, but the storms were not severe.Many listeners woke up to severe thunderstorms this morning as the second round of storms began moving through around 5:00 AM.The National Weather Service issued several different severe thunderstorm warnings for the area.No major damage was reported, but 2-inch hail was reported in Sunman, and around 5,000 customers in the listening area were without power.Submit storm damage pictures including a description of when, where, and what to [email protected]last_img read more

How Ighalo, Fernandes saved Solskjaer’s job at Man Utd – Pundit

first_img Promoted Content10 Celebrity Dads Who Don’t Get Along With Their KidsBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtHere Are The Top 10 Tiniest Mobile Phones On The Planet!10 Phones That Can Easily Fit In The Smallest Pocket “They went to Tranmere in the cup, if they’d have lost that it could have been curtains for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. “They won 6-0, Bruno Fernandes came in and they haven’t lost with him in the team. “Bruno Fernandes has coincided with the upturn, but it’s only seven or eight games. read also:Man Utd board: In  Ole Gunnar Solskjaer we trust “There’s a few ups and downs, and it depends on how you look at it. “It’s too early to say Solskjaer has turned a corner, he needs a lot longer than seven or eight games to prove that.” Bruno Fernandes to United was seemingly the transfer saga that would never end, but the Old Trafford club eventually landed their man from Sporting Lisbon after negotiating the price down to an initial £47million fee. Odion Ighalo was a loan deal much criticised by many, but both the on-loan Shanghai Shenhua man and Fernandes have started as a dream under Solskjaer. Between them, they’ve scored seven goals already, with Fernandes winning February’s PFA Premier League player of the month and Ighalo nominated for Uefa’s Europa League player of the week. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… center_img Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, nearly lost his job earlier this season, thanks to the last-minute turn-around January transfer of Nigeria’s loanee, Odion Ighalo, and £46.6million hiring of Bruno Fernandes, according to ESPN pundit, Mark Ogden. Bruno Fernandes and Odion Ighalo in action for Man Utd From the start of January, however, Solskjaer was struggling – with his team losing four out of seven games across all competitions. Things began to turn at the end of the month, though, with United crushing Tranmere 6-0 in the FA Cup. Following on from that impressive win, the Red Devils have gone on an unbeaten run, with Fernandes also emerging as one of the best players in the league. And Ogden claims that the result in the cup and the addition of playmaker Fernandes were key to Solskjaer staying in charge. However, Ogden still thinks the United chief has a long way to go before things are all fine at Old Trafford again. “It is too early to start to say Solskjaer has turned things around.I remember at the end of January they lost 2-0 to Burnley and that was straight after the game against Liverpool where they lost in abject fashion. “Fans were starting to turn against the Glazers, the owners, and it was quite a moody time.last_img read more