Tickets Now Available for Under My Skin Off-Broadway

first_img View Comments Under My Skin Sex, love and healthcare? These three things that we need but don’t always necessarily get, are all touched upon in Under My Skin. A twist of fate leads to love and laughs when New York’s most eligible bachelor Harrison Baddish (Walton), and a single, working mother Melody Dent (Butler), hilariously experience each other’s lives and see things from a very different perspective. Additional cast members include Allison Strong, Kate Loprest and Andrew Polk. Want to see how the other side live? Tickets are now available to see Under My Skin, starring Tony nominee Kerry Butler and Matt Walton off-Broadway. Written by Robert Sternin and Prudence Fraser and directed by Kirsten Sanderson, the comedy will begin previews April 5. Opening night is set for May 15 at The Little Shubert Theatre.center_img Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on June 8, 2014last_img read more

Transplants or seeds?

first_img(Note to editor: The following is a helpful Q&A on fall gardening tips from Amanda Tedrow, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension agent in Athens-Clarke County.)Q: I’ve had my soil tested by the UGA soil lab and received a recommendation to fertilize. I am reluctant to apply fertilizer due to the current weather. What do you suggest? A: Due to the hot, dry weather, it is tough to say a solid “yes” or “no” on fertilizing right now. It is situation and plant specific. If your soil report recommends a fertilizer application to help with a nutrient deficiency or pH issue you should follow the recommendations but with caution due to the weather. Stressed plants in dry soil may have their roots burned by a fertilizer application containing excessive nutrients. Most plants are not producing new growth right now, and the spring growth has been hardened off, making the plant less vulnerable to the current high temperatures and drought stress. If you fertilize your plants now, they may put on new growth, which will not be hardened off before winter temperatures arrive, damaging the plant. You can incorporate compost into your soil to increase its water-holding capacity and add smaller amounts of nutrients. Some plants, such as annuals, do need fertilizer and additional water during the entire growing season.It is extremely important to water plants when they show stress with at least 1 inch of water per week when rainwater is not sufficient. Mulch plants with 2-3 inches of materials. Most gardeners use pine straw, pine-bark nuggets, hardwood mulch or other organic materials. I would caution against using stone or pebbles for mulch since these materials retain heat and will not cool the soil. A useful publication on “Best Management Practices in the Landscape” can be found at: http://www.caes.uga.edu/Publications/pubDetail.cfm?pk_id=7332&pg=np&ct=fertilizing%20trees&kt=&kid=&pid=Q: I am interested in starting my own garden this fall from seed. Should I grow everything as transplants or start the seeds in my garden?A: There is not an easy answer to your question. Some plants do better as transplants. Others prefer to be directly sown in the garden. Typically, root crops such as carrots, beets and radishes are best direct seeded in the garden. If these are not direct seeded, the roots are often oddly shaped, but still edible. Any plants direct-seeded into the garden need to be thinned to prevent overcrowding and to ensure proper spacing and air circulation. Plant thinning is often done when seedlings are less than 2 inches tall. These thinned plants can be eaten if desired. Garlic can also be direct seeded by planting cloves in the fall. Other root crops such as turnips or rutabagas can be purchased as transplants or started in the house and transitioned easily into the garden. Leafy greens such as collards, kale, cabbage, lettuce and Swiss chard are often started indoors or purchased as transplants. These plants along with broccoli, cauliflower and kohlrabi can be planted as small transplants, usually no more than 4 inches tall with a sturdy root system and strong stem. If you grow your own plants, make sure to provide them with enough sunlight. Plants that receive too little sunlight are often weak and will struggle to establish in the garden.last_img read more

Commentary: Don’t finance Argentina’s ‘Dead Cow’ fracking

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Devex:The board of directors of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation has a stark decision to make at its final meeting before officially transitioning to the new U.S. International Development Finance Corporation. Two major fracking projects in Argentina, totalling $450 million in U.S. taxpayer financing, will be up for consideration.OPIC’s board could reject these proposals and ride off into the sunset as a global leader in clean energy. Or, it could recklessly close its eyes to the climate crisis and approve the projects, leaving the agency with a tarnished environmental legacy and a long shadow cast over DFC.It is not surprising that the U.N. Committee on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights has urged Argentina to reconsider the exploitation of Vaca Muerta because of its social and environmental impacts.Moreover, plans to frack Vaca Muerta are on very shaky financial ground. Because of the high risk, global oil and gas companies are relying on unsustainable government subsidies to exploit fossil fuels in a country plagued by macroeconomic instability and incredible debt.According to Tom Sanzillo, finance director at the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis and co-author of a highly critical 2019 report, “The Vaca Muerta extraction plan promises subsidies that are unaffordable, and that relies on a financially weak Argentine business team…Over the last six years, foreign investors have signed agreements with the biggest names in the oil and gas business, but progress is slow, commitments are thin and future plans unrealistic.”More: Opinion: The US government should steer clear of Argentina’s ‘Dead Cow’ Commentary: Don’t finance Argentina’s ‘Dead Cow’ frackinglast_img read more

4 ways to practice humility

first_imgThose who achieve leadership roles have proven their skills and knowledge, and unfortunately, success can contribute to an inflated ego. While having confidence in one’s self is important in leadership, you also need to balance that with the responsibility of leading an organization.As I’ve written before, trust is a critical component of being an effective leader. Leadership guru Dan Rockwell says that “the first practice of humility is seeing others as trustworthy,” and shares four ways to practice humility and keep your team motivated. Here they are:Give people the opportunity to rise. This is part of servant leadership, too. You hire people to fill a role for a reason, and you should give them the space to use their experience and knowledge to the fullest. It’s also important that you provide opportunities to support professional and personal development. continue reading » 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Get off our lawn! How a big bank’s cliche sparked a tweet storm

first_imgSome social media genius at JPMorgan Chase sent out a tweet last week that created backlash for the big bank and a “get off my lawn” moment for this Baby Boomer.In this case, the “lawn” is where the millennials and before them, Gen Xers, in my life and career grew up under my watchful, anxious eyes as a parent and as a colleague and mentor (but only when asked) in the past few decades.The tweet was a lame attempt to poke at millennials’ spending habits and went like this: “You: why is my balance so low. Bank account: make coffee at home. Bank account: eat the food that’s already in the fridge. Bank account: you don’t need a cab, it’s only three blocks. You: I guess we’ll never know. Bank account: seriously?” ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

Redevco profits from C&A sale

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Interest only? Market analyst slams UBS survey finding 1 in 3 borrowers clueless about home loans

first_imgNearly a quarter of interest-only borrowers who are already under high stress are considering selling their property, according to UBS.Thirty-five per cent of interest-only borrowers said they were already under “moderate” stress, while 36 per cent said they were under “high stress”, according to the survey of more than 900 people who had taken out home loans over the past year.UBS analysts described the findings as “concerning”, with $640 billion worth of interest-only mortgages outstanding in Australia. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE Global investment bank UBS has found 1 in 3 borrowers with interest-only mortgages don’t know they have them. Photo: Kenzo Tribouillard.“We are concerned that it is likely that approximately one third of borrowers who have taken out an interest only mortgage have little understanding of the product or that their repayments will jump by between 30-60 per cent at the end of the IO period (depending on the residual term),” UBS analyst Jonathan Mott said.“While these loans are well secured, we believe many borrowers may face substantial stress as interest rates rise or when they revert to principal and interest.” Heritage-listed unit block sells for first time in 80 years More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investorless than 1 hour ago Mortgage stress continues to rise Brisbane’s most in-demand suburbs Interest-only loans don’t require any payment of the loan’s principal amount for a fixed period at the start of the loan, meaning monthly repayments are lower at the beginning but jump dramatically later on. A UBS survey has found 1 in 3 borrowers with interest-only home loans don’t know they have them.A NATIONAL property market analyst has slammed a UBS survey finding a third of borrowers with interest-only home loans don’t even know they have them.The global investment bank survey also found nearly a quarter of interest-only mortgage holders who are already under high stress are considering selling their property, while 17 per cent will need to draw down other lines of credit to meet higher interest rates. UBS analysts are concerned 1 in 3 borrowers with interest-only mortgages are clueless. Picture: Alex Wisser.However, the UBS analyst believes there is a real risk many consumers do not realise their mortgage payments will rise in this manner.But Simon Pressley, who is the managing director of buyers agency Propertyology, has rejected the UBS survey findings.Mr Pressley said it was “unbelievable” that one third of borrowers with interest-only mortgages would not have realised what kind of loan they were taking out.“It’s one of the biggest decisions you make and it’s not a hard concept to understand,” he said.“I can’t imagine anyone would be that silly.” Propertyology managing director Simon Pressley. Picture supplied.Mr Pressley questioned the motivation of the investment bank and the small sample size of the survey. “Why are they making these statements? There’s no way in the world they could back that up because the sample’s so small — what’s their motive?”“They’re accusing a large segment of this country of being fools. “These loans aren’t new, so why are they going totally out of their way to make these massive, scary big statements.” Earlier this year, the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority introduced measures that put a restriction on new interest-only lending to 30 per cent of all new loans.Many banks responded by hiking rates for interest-only loans.The findings come as mortgage stress continues to rise, with ratings agency Moody’s reporting that late mortgage payments had hit a five-year high.last_img read more

Guardiola vows to rest Man City’s star players at Chelsea

first_img Loading… ‘We don’t have any doubts about Gabriel,’ Guardiola said. ‘The only doubt we have is that not one single player can play every three days. ‘Raheem can play in this position, even Gundogan and Bernardo. Not like a (proper) striker but we can use them.’ Guardiola’s defensive options are set to be boosted for the fixtures ahead with John Stones on the brink of a return. City have been without the England defender in their two games back – a 3-0 win over Arsenal and a 5-0 victory against Burnley – since returning to Premier League action last week due to an ankle injury. The centre-back is unlikely to be available at Stamford Bridge, however, but is making good progress in his recovery. ‘He’s training on the pitch,’ Guardiola added. ‘He’s getting better and hopefully he can join the team in the next few days.’ Reserve goalkeeper Claudio Bravo is also training again after a thigh problem. Klopp’s side only need three more points to win their first ever Premier League trophy. Defeat at Chelsea will hand the Premier League title to Liverpool  Read Also: Video: Ramos fires home wonder free kick against Real Mallorca Liverpool are 23 points clear of Guardiola’s side, who can earn a maximum of 87 points should they win all their remaining eight games. But if City even draw against Frank Lampard’s men, their highest possible points tally drops to 85, so as Liverpool currently have 86 points after their win over the Eagles. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThe Woman The Whole Muslim World Is Proud OfWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Yearcenter_img Pep Guardiola has said he will rest some of his key Manchester City players against Chelsea tonight, even though losing at Stamford Bridge could hand Liverpool the Premier League title. Pep Guardiola has said he will rest some of his key Manchester City players against Chelsea Jurgen Klopp’s side will be crowned champions if they beat Crystal Palace tonight and City fail to win at Stamford Bridge 24 hours later. But City’s gruelling schedule sees them play an FA Cup quarter-final at Newcastle on Sunday night and that is the game Guardiola is prioritising, to the extent that he could even play Ilkay Gundogan – best known as a deep-lying midfielder – as a centre-forward. ‘We can’t deny that we have one eye on Newcastle,’ he added. ‘Chelsea and Liverpool are prestigious but Newcastle is our game. A final. We have one eye. ‘It depends on physical condition, the minutes they have played. We take a look a little bit at what is going to happen, not just Chelsea.’ Guardiola will definitely be missing Sergio Aguero after he came off with a knee injury against Burnley on Monday night. The Argentine striker has already had surgery in Barcelona on a lateral meniscus injury in his left knee, and is set for up to seven weeks on the sidelines. Sergio Aguero undergoes surgery in Barcelona Gabriel Jesus is likely to replace Aguero for the time being but Guardiola admitted midfielder Ilkay Gundogan could play up front when he decides to rotate his options in the coming weeks. Raheem Sterling, Bernardo Silva and Kevin De Bruyne have also played in that ‘false 9’ role in the past but Guardiola believes Gundogan could offer a different alternative.last_img read more

UEFA confirm fans for Bayern Munich vs Sevilla Super Cup clash

first_img Read Also: Man City plotting to sign Messi without breaking FFP rules This match will therefore by the Andalusian club’s sixth Super Cup, of which they have won just once – in 2006, when they defeated Barcelona 3-0 in the showpiece – but have lost on four occasions: 2007, 2014, 2015 and 2016. Bayern Munich were crowned winners of the Champions League by defeating Paris Saint-Germain 1-0 in Sunday’s final. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Promoted Content9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?The 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By Odeith15 Photos Of Amazingly Beautiful Mutations10 Of The Dirtiest Seas In The WorldThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread Artcenter_img Europe’s football governing body UEFA have confirmed that next month’s Super Cup clash between Bayern Munich and Sevilla can be played in front of fans. European football’s governing body confirmed the news on Tuesday, with the Puskas Stadium in Budapest to allow a 30 percent capacity of fans. The stadium in the capital of Hungary holds 67,215 spectators at full capacity, which means that 20,164 people will be allowed to attend the clash. The annual fixture pits the winners of the Champions League against the victors of the Europa League – which Sevilla won for a record sixth time earlier this month by defeating Inter in the showpiece.last_img read more

Everett Wood, 98, Cross Plains

first_imgA. Everett Wood, 98, of Cross Plains passed away at 6:40pm, Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at his home. He was born at Evergreen in Wolfe County, Kentucky on February 16, 1921 the son of Alfred and Martha Napier Wood. He was married to Myrle Hankins on September 6, 1943 and she preceded him in death on August 27, 2011. Survivors include two sons Ralph (Faith Ann) Wood and Robert (Dotty) Wood both of Versailles; one daughter Carol Berry also of Versailles; one sister Irene Scudder of Lawrenceburg; 9 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, 3 great great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by his parents, his granddaughter Linda Jane Berry, son-in-law William Berry, his brothers James and Henry Wood, and his sisters Daisy Tyra, Adah Jane Tyra, Elizabeth Wood, Nanie Mae Whisman, Virginia Nickell, and Leona Whisman. Mr. Wood was an Army Veteran of WWII serving with Company A of the 108th Infantry Division. He established A.E. Wood Excavating in 1954 and for several years operated heavy equipment. In 1970 he purchased the Versailles Implement Company and began Wood Farm and Industrial Supply in Versailles, retiring in 2006. He was also a farmer and worked with his family on the farm well past his 96th birthday. Everett received his pilot’s license in 1964 and maintained landing strips at home as well as at his machinery dealership in Versailles. He was a strong advocate of education and served many years as Brown Township trustee as well as on the Brown Township School Board. He assisted in the building of the Cross Plains Elementary School and the South Ripley High School. The greatest priority in his life was sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The many hours he spent reading the bible were reflected in the way he lived. One of the most important priorities of Everett’s life was his faith. He was a member of the Bear Creek Baptist Church in Friendship since 1950. Many years where served as a deacon, trustee, and Sunday School teacher. He was also a member of the Versailles Masonic Lodge and the Brown Township American Legion. Funeral services for Mr. Wood will be held on Monday, April 8th at 11am at the Bear Creek Baptist Church in Friendship with Rev. Sherman Hughes officiating. Burial will be in the Cross Plains Methodist Cemetery with military graveside rites by the Brown Township American Legion. Visitation will be on Sunday form 4pm to 7pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles and from 10am until time of services Monday at the church. The Versailles Masonic Lodge will conduct services Sunday evening at 6:45pm at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to CEF (Good News Clubs) in care of the funeral home.last_img read more