first_img View Comments Pulitzer Prize winner Lawrence Wright’s latest play Camp David is aiming to arrive on Broadway in the 2016/2017 season. Prior to its Great White Way run, Camp David, directed by Molly Smith, will play The Old Globe in San Diego from May 13, 2016 through June 19.The play follows the 1978 Camp David conference, when President Carter persuaded Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian president Anwar Sadat to sign the first peace treaty in the modern Middle East, one which endures to this day.Camp David had its world premiere at Washington D.C.’s Arena Stage in 2014, starring Hallie Foote, Khaled Nabawy, Ron Rifkin and Richard Thomas.last_img


first_img View Comments Shane McRae & Aaron Tveit in ‘Better Off Single’ We promise you, Aaron Tveit, if we were to go on a Central Park jog with you, we wouldn’t risk getting fined for public indecency. Take a look at a new clip from his upcoming film Better Off Single. In the comedy, Tveit plays Charlie Carroll, who quits his job, leaves his girlfriend and gets dropped by his therapist to reenter the dating pool and embark on a journey of self-discovery. In the scene, Charlie goes on a life advice-laden run with Vince (Shane McRae) and his full bladder. Better Off Single, which also features Tony winner and new mommy Annaleigh Ashford, lands in theaters and on demand on October 7.last_img


first_img “We are excited to be part of this project,” said Julia Gaskin, sustainable agriculture coordinator in the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. “There are a number of local food initiatives in northeast Georgia that have gotten the ball rolling. We hope this partnership will really help provide new opportunities for small farms and beginning farmers.” UGA Extension will provide food hub farmers with business and technical training needed to make the most of the new distribution system. The project will help small and beginning farmers meet the growing demand for local produce and access to flash-freezing equipment. The frozen food line will not only allow farmers to sell their produce year-round, but will also supply the food bank’s clients with more locally sourced vegetables. Currently, the food hub is looking for farmers from Rabun, Towns, White, Habersham, Stephens, Franklin, Banks, Hart, Jackson, Madison, Oglethorpe, Barrow, Clarke and Oconee counties. “If they can build a year-round market by putting some of their bumper crop up to sell later, that will help with cash flow,” said John Becker, the food bank’s executive director. “This is going to allow farmers to do more with the produce or allow them to expand their farms and make a go of it.” The Food Bank of Northeast Georgia’s food hub, housed in its Rabun County facility, will be the first in the country to leverage a regional food bank’s supply chain to help farmers aggregate and preserve their produce. In partnership with University of Georgia Extension, the organizations will join forces to increase access to local food and local jobs. A growing number of small-scale growers find they have too much produce for a farmers market or a community-supported agriculture system but not enough to meet the needs of restaurants, schools or grocery stores. The food hub will pull these small- and medium-size farms together, so they can pool their products to fill large orders. “Having access to more fresh vegetables helps on the supply side,” Becker said. “Helping local farmers expand their markets, and maybe their farms, will help create jobs. If someone has a better job, they may not need to utilize the food bank or food pantry system. So it will help on the supply side, but it will also help on the demand side.” If the partnership between the food bank and UGA is successful, the Food Hub of Northeast Georgia could become a national model for food hubs. Currently, several models — from for-profit aggregator companies to farmer cooperatives — are being tested across the country. UGA Sustainable Agriculture’s collaboration with the food bank is one part of a larger outreach program for beginning and small farmers and ranchers. For more information, visit www.SustainAgGA.org. The food bank, which collects and distributes food over a 14-county area in northeast Georgia, will use a network of trucks, truck drivers and warehouses to support the regional food hub. The training program and logistics services will be available to farmers this growing season. The flash-freezing system should be available in late fall. Together with farm business training programs offered through UGA Extension, the food hub project and the frozen food equipment will allow farmers to expand their operations — making family farms economically profitable. Gaskin has been working with Becker to get the food hub project off the ground for the past three years. The food bank has hired a food hub manager, T.J. Smith, to manage the project in Rabun County, and the partnership is now recruiting farmers. UGA Extension has hired a new agricultural and natural resources Extension agent, Amber Arrington, to help provide support to the food hub project. While UGA Extension has agents in most of Georgia’s 159 counties, Rabun County has not had a full-time agent for several years, Gaskin said. Founded in 1992, the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia distributed nearly 10.3 million pounds of food (or the equivalent of 8.3 million meals) through 215 partner agencies in 2012. For more information, visit www.foodbanknega.org.last_img read more


first_img 18SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » Before Lakota Federal Credit Union opened its doors in November 2012, a credit union was a foreign concept to the Native American people living on South Dakota’s sprawling Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.Shayna Ferguson has played a pivotal role in educating the reservation’s residents about what a credit union is and how its services can benefit residents’ financial lives.Ferguson was hired as a member services representative at the $5.6 million asset credit union in Kyle, S.D., in 2012, one of only two employees at the newly established credit union. Today, she manages the first and only federally guaranteed financial institution on the two-million acre reservation, home to the Oglala Lakota Sioux.last_img read more


first_img 15SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for CUInsight.com. John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: www.cuinsight.com Details During the holidays it can be tempting to spend a little money on myself. There are so many cool gadgets and so many great deals that it’s hard to pass up the opportunity. But if you’re on a strict budget this time of year, it can be tricky to make sure that you’re not spending a lot more than you should.If you’re looking for ways to stay on budget during the holiday season, try a zero-based budget.What is it?It’s actually a simple concept: Income minus expenditures equals zero.When you’re budgeting for the holidays, you’ll want to know exactly where every dollar is being spent.Here’s how to make a zero-based holiday budget in three easy steps…Start by writing down your total allotted income: For this example, we’ll say that you’ve got $1000 to spend. Before you start spending money, make sure that your total is going to be enough to cover everything that you want to do.Then…Jot down your expenses: Write down everything, including gifts (write down each person, even yourself), decorations, food, clothing, and anything else you can think of. Beside each line, write down how much you want to spend on each item.And then…It’s time to subtract:When you subtract your expenses from your allotted income, you want it to come out to zero. You may have to look over your list, maybe even check it twice, but once you’ve got it balanced out, it’ll be “real nice.”If you stick to your list and don’t let any item go over budget, you’ll be right where you want to be come January.Happy Holidays!last_img read more


first_imgMcGuinness said that online auctions have been a double-edged sword. While sales can continue, it’s not ideal for potential buyers when sizing up a purchase.“If you’re buying livestock, you have to be able to see the livestock before you purchase them. It’s not a piece of clothing,” McGuinness said. “You buy animals based on how they walk and the carcass shape, the flesh that’s on the animal, that’s what you’re buying an animal for, for meat. You have to be able to see the confirmation of an animal. Cameras do not show you that.”Some marts have been able to allow farmers to view an animal by appointment before bidding remotely. – Advertisement – DUBLIN — In July, Eimear McGuinness set up an online auction system in the livestock market she manages in Donegal town in northwest Ireland. Markets (known as marts in Ireland) around the country where cattle, sheep and other livestock are bought and sold were largely curtailed as coronavirus restrictions limited the number of people that could gather around auction rings to place bids.Since then, the coronavirus crisis has deepened and Ireland re-entered lockdown last month. This has seen the traditional mart industry rely solely on online auctioning for sales to continue. – Advertisement – McGuinness said poor broadband access in rural and remote areas “was a major flaw straight away” that made it difficult for buyers to partake in bids.In another case, an IT glitch in late October caused the online system for dozens of marts to collapse, leading to significant disruption.Livestock marts are a key avenue for farmers to buy and sell animals, mostly for meat. More than 160,000 people are employed in Ireland’s agri-food sector with exports worth 14.5 billion euros ($17.1 billion) in 2019.Online biddingOther companies have raced in with their own solutions to address the challenges.Mark McGann and his co-founders at Galway start-up HerdEye, which develops artificial intelligence for livestock health monitoring, re-purposed their tech in March for a new venture called MartEye, providing cameras and software for online auctions. – Advertisement – – Advertisement –center_img “It’s an app for the farmers where they can bid. They watch the video of the cattle coming in and they can hear the auctioneer and they can bid. On the auctioneer’s side there’s a dashboard we had to build for them to operate the sale,” McGann said.While the system was built as a temporary measure, McGann said it has become much a bigger focus for the company now, having seen 170 million euros ($201 million) worth of sales made through its system. It has now expanded into the U.K.The Irish Farmer’s Association (IFA), a group that represents the interests of all sectors of farming nationwide, said that online bidding has only worked as a “supplementary system.”“There are huge concerns about marts operating exclusively under this system, and in particular at this time of year when throughput is at peak numbers,” an IFA spokesperson said.“The platforms being used to run sales have been working well, but what happened recently when one of the online systems went down shows the risk of operating using this system alone.”Opening the martsMcGuinness, who is also chairperson of Mart Managers of Ireland, said marts, farmers and the agriculture industry had been hit hard this year. Spring and fall were typically the busiest times of the year for sales and both periods have been struck by lockdowns.During the summer months, when restrictions eased partially, McGuinness said marts developed procedures to safely allow farmers back around the rings with physical distancing, mask wearing and logging details for contact tracing. “None of us liked it but we did it and we actually settled into a routine through the summer and we just got on with it. While we found it strange, we had to employ loads of extra staff to do this,” she said.Mart managers and the IFA are arguing their case to Ireland’s Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine to allow a limited number of buyers back on site with strict protocols.A spokesperson for the department said that it will “continue to monitor the situation” as the weeks progress.“There is no facility to permit buyers to congregate and attend in the sales ring while the country remains at Level 5,” they added, referring to the highest level of coronavirus measures.The current restrictions are due to be eased on Dec. 1, depending on case numbers, and mart managers like McGuinness will be hoping for some reprieve. “We know what works and what doesn’t work.” Kilcullen livestock Mart in Co Kildare which has reopened with reduced numbers and increased sanitation procedures as Ireland moves into the second phase of easing its Covid-19 lockdown measures.Niall Carson/PA Images via Getty Imageslast_img read more


first_img Of the other 308 cattle, the investigation showed that 32 had died on the original farm, 273 were dead or had been slaughtered in Canada, and three could not be traced, the CFIA said. The cow was born in March 1998, a few months after Canada banned the use of cattle protein in feed for cattle and other ruminant animals in 1997, the CFIA said in reporting the results of its investigation. Cattle can contract the disease by eating protein from infected animals. Feb 14, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – The investigation of Canada’s third case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), or mad cow disease, suggests that the cow ate feed contaminated with banned materials, according to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). The BSE case was confirmed on Jan 11, just 9 days after confirmation of Canada’s second case. Contaminated feed is suspected as the cause of the second case as well, but that cow was born in 1996, before the feed ban was imposed. “This investigation identified that certain feed materials, likely manufactured a short time after the implementation of Canada’s feed ban, may have been contaminated,” the agency said. The investigation revealed no more cases of BSE in cattle linked with the infected cow. Investigators determined that there were 349 cattle in the infected cow’s birth cohort—cattle born on the same Alberta farm within 12 months before or after the cow. Forty-one of these turned out to be still alive; they were killed, tested, and found to be free of BSE. The carcasses were incinerated. Given the low number of BSE cases in Canada and the time it took for the disease to show up after the feed ban, the CFIA said, “There is a strong basis to believe that the feed ban, as designed and delivered, is doing its job.” But the agency said meat from those cattle probably posed very little risk. Among other reasons, most beef cattle in Canada are slaughtered at an age between 18 and 22 months, making them unlikely to have infective levels of disease, officials said. BSE has very rarely been found in cattle less than 30 months old.center_img “Although these four feed sources should not have contained ruminant meat and bone meal (MBM), the possibility that one or more of them may have been contaminated cannot be ruled out,” the CFIA said. “The feed manufacturers were handling ruminant MBM for the manufacture of non-ruminant feeds during the time-frame of interest.” Investigators found that the infected animal, a Charolais beef cow, was exposed to four commercial feeds in its early years. Officials couldn’t determine exactly when the feeds were made, but it was probably shortly after the feed ban took effect. In July 2004 the CFIA proposed to ban the use of SRMs in all animal feed and pet food as a further BSE safeguard. Last week the agency said the deadline for commenting on that proposal is Feb 24. The aim of the proposal is to prevent cross-contamination, which can happen if SRMs in pig or poultry feed end up in cattle feed made in the same mill or if cattle are given feed intended for nonruminants. The statement acknowledged that some cattle from the birth cohort probably were slaughtered before Canada banned specified-risk materials (SRMs) from human food. SRMs are tissues such as the brain, spinal cord, eyes, and tonsils, which are likely to contain infectivity if a cow has the disease. The agency said the finding “is consistent with the experience of all countries with BSE which have implemented feed bans.” Because of the complexity of the required changes in feed mills, some cattle feed produced shortly after the feed ban might have been contaminated with banned materials, officials said. The US Food and Drug Administration has talked about a similar ban on SRMs in all animal feeds but has not formally proposed one.last_img read more


first_imgAdvertisement De Gea is entering the final year of his deal (Picture: Reuters)The protracted negotiations have coincided with an untimely dip in form from De Gea, who was at fault for goals in defeats to Everton and Manchester City in the last five days.AdvertisementAdvertisementHowever, Solskjaer fears De Gea’s dip in form is because he’s had his head turned by PSG and the Norwegian fears his star man now intends to join the Ligue 1 giants, according to the Sun.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errorsUnited will fight tooth and nail to keep the Spaniard but if he intimates that he has no intention of signing a new deal then they may be forced into cashing in.De Gea was said to be ‘close to tears’ after United’s defeat to City on Wednesday as he blamed himself for both goals.The Red Devils face a potentially crucial clash against top four rivals Chelsea at Old Trafford on Sunday.Three wins from their final three games may not be enough for United to secure a top four finish as they need Arsenal to slip up elsewhere.MORE: Barcelona prepare £100m Marcus Rashford bid while Manchester United are in chaos Metro Sport ReporterFriday 26 Apr 2019 7:54 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link452Shares Advertisement David De Gea is considering his future at Manchester United (Picture: Rex)Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer fears he’s set to lose David De Gea this summer with Paris Saint-Germain set to ramp up their interest in the Spaniard.The 27-year-old is entering the final year of his contract at the Theatre of Dreams and United have made little progress in talks over an extension.De Gea, winner of four of the last five Player of the Year awards at the club, feels he deserves parity with top earner Alexis Sanchez.However, United, though willing to make De Gea the highest paid goalkeeper in the world, are unwilling to break the bank again.ADVERTISEMENT Comment Ole Gunnar Solskjaer fears David De Gea’s head has been turned by Paris Saint-Germainlast_img read more


first_imgAccording to search QN-2219, the asset owner is “benchmark agnostic but will either use S&P/TSX/MSCI World” or a combination of these.It is looking for an investment process that actively integrates environmental, social and governance considerations – with an environmental focus.Applicants should also have “an advanced process” for shareholder stewardship activities, such as voting and shareholder engagement.Interested parties should have at least $1bn in assets under management in all/large-cap equities and a track record of at least three years.Applicants should state performance, gross of fees, to the end of June.The currency preference is for Canadian dollars, but the investor will consider other currencies “with the proper risk oversight”.The deadline for applications is 23 September. The IPE news team is unable to answer any further questions about IPE Quest tender notices to protect the interests of clients conducting the search. To obtain information direct from IPE Quest, please contact Jayna Vishram on +44 (0) 20 7261 4630 or email jayna.vishram@ipe-quest.com. Canadian investment consultancy Proteus Performance Management has put out to tender a $10m (€8.9bn) diversified equity mandate for a Canadian asset owner, using IPE Quest.The asset owner is seeking proposals for equity pooled fund-management services for Canadian and global equities.It is aiming to hire at least one provider to manage a portion of its equities.The management can be active or passive.last_img read more


first_imgOcean Energy Europe and Copernicus Marine Service have officially launched a new partnership looking to help European ocean energy companies create export market opportunities.The partnership is expected to improve access to the data obtained from the Copernicus satellite network for the ocean energy industry, with a strong focus on export markets.It will also help inform the next iteration of Copernicus Marine Service for the ocean energy sector by leveraging hands-on knowledge from the industry, according to Ocean Energy Europe.This will benefit the European ocean energy industry by providing better global resource assessment, more precise weather forecasting, and support environmental impact assessment.Rémi Gruet, CEO of Ocean Energy Europe said: “Precise data such as current speed is paramount to assessing electricity production and reducing costs. This partnership will increase interaction between the industry and Copernicus Marine Service ensuring the program meets the needs of the ocean energy sector.“The focus on export markets will help build on Europe’s technology leadership by facilitating projects outside of Europe.”The partnership will last up to three years.last_img read more