View Comments The Drama League will salute Broadway Baby Bernadette Peters this fall at their centennial gala in New York City. The black-tie event, set for November 2 at The Plaza, will feature a song-and-dance tribute to the Tony winner and “doganizer,” including performances by soon-to-be-announced Broadway and Hollywood favorites.Peters won Tony Awards for her performances in Song and Dance and Annie Get Your Gun. She was also honored with the Tonys’ Isabelle Stevenson Award in 2012. Her illustrious stage career includes originating roles in Sunday in the Park with George, Into the Woods, Mack & Mabel and George M!. She last appeared on Broadway in a trifecta of Stephen Sondheim revivals: Follies, A Little Night Music and Gypsy. Her screen credits include Mozart in the Jungle, Annie, The Jerk and this Playtex bra commercial.“The Drama League has been honored to celebrate the career achievements of the great women of Broadway, including Helen Hayes, Katherine Cornell, Jessica Tandy, Ethel Merman, Barbara Cook, Liza Minnelli, Chita Rivera and many others,” said Drama League Executive Director Gabriel Shanks in a statement. “To kick off our second century in this tradition, we could think of no one more perfect than Bernadette, who exemplifies the absolute best of what American musical theater can be.”
As a collaboration between the Institute on Human Development and Disability in the College of Family and Consumer Sciences and the department of biological and agricultural engineering in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, the AgTeen project ultimately aims to combine educational and agricultural expertise to keep young people from becoming disabled through farm accidents. Now, University of Georgia researchers seeking ways to effectively train youth on how to safely use farm equipment have identified a persuasive tool: their farmer fathers.Parents serve as teachers While children have long been prohibited from working with dangerous equipment in factories in the U.S., children continue to work on farms for economic and traditional reasons. And “they are around dangerous equipment every day on family farms,” Stoneman said. The researchers found that youth were more likely to experience positive changes in attitudes, beliefs and behaviors when taught by their fathers. They also observed changes in the way the primary farmers approached farm safety. “I think that what we’re doing with this program is one of the primary responsibilities of a land-grant university in working with farm safety,” said Glen Rains, a professor of biological and agricultural engineering. Primary farmers who had been exposed to the AgTeen curriculum—which was based in the NAGCAT guidelines—were less likely than fathers in the control group to give youth rides on tractors. While youth in both treatment groups expressed the intention to stop riding as an extra passenger on a tractor, only those whose fathers had taught them the guidelines actually abstained.UGA Extension will spread the message Tractors are deadly in the South. Thirty percent of farm-related deaths and 40 percent of youth injuries nationwide occur in 14 Southern states. The randomized, controlled study split youth participants aged 10 to 19 years from counties across Georgia into three groups to compare changes in their attitudes and outcomes. One group was taught the AgTeen curriculum by the primary farmer, who was almost always the father, while the second group was taught the curriculum by experienced farmers employed as AgTeen staff. The control group received the information after the study. “Our main premise was ‘What happens to youth outcomes when we involve the primary farmer?’ which in most cases is the father,” said Hamida Jinnah-Ghelani, a research scientist at IHDD who coordinated the AgTeen research project. “Youth learn about farming mainly from their fathers and grandfathers.”Don’t ride the tractor with Grandpa Funding for the study was provided by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For more information on the AgTeen study, see www.AgTeen.com. In the future, the researchers hope to see their AgTeen curriculum implemented throughout the South. They believe UGA Cooperative Extension offices in all Georgia counties can help them get the message out. The biggest threat to the health and safety of most children and adolescents is a motor vehicle accident. But the one million American children and teens living or working on farms in the U.S. face an additional danger—the tractors in their own backyards. For example, the North American Guidelines for Children’s Agricultural Tasks explicitly says, “no extra riders are allowed on the tractor.” While riding with a father and a grandfather is a beloved pastime for many youth living on farms, it is also an extremely dangerous one. If a child slips from the tractor, he or she will almost certainly be crushed by its back wheels. Zolinda Stoneman, director of the UGA Institute on Human Development and Disability, along with other UGA researchers, developed and tested an educational program called AgTeen to teach farm safety to families. “One of the reasons that we thought that parents—dads—would be really effective teachers is that we believed that if they were in a position of telling kids what’s safe to do, it would change their own behavior. So the parent is not only saying ‘This is what you need to do,’ but the parent is now doing it,” Stoneman said.
Press ReleaseGreen Mountain Economic Development Corporation celebrated 25 years of service to its communities and businesses with an Annual Meeting Monday, November 5, 2007. The meeting was held at Elixir Restaurant and Lounge, located in The Freight House Building, White River Jct., Vermont, and was called to order at 5:58 pm by President Allen Malcolm.Governor Jim Douglas was in attendance and spoke about the importance of Economic Development. He also thanked GMEDC, SBDC and the Town of Hartford for their dedicated service toward the important goal of Creating jobs to keep our youth interested in staying in Vermont and attracting others to the state.Guest speaker Michelle Ollie, managing Director and Co-founder of The Center for Cartoon Studies talked about the positive support she received from GMEDC, the Town of Hartford and Ed Childs of Merchants Bank when she started the school. She mentioned that without the financial support from these organizations cartoon studies would not be where it is today.Neal Fox, Executive Director of GMEDC presented awards to Lori Hirshfield, Planning Director, Town of Hartford and Peter Gregory, Executive Director, Two-Rivers Ottaquechee Regional Commission for their many years of service to GMEDC. A special Letter of Appreciation was given to Hartford Town Manager Hunter Rieseberg for recognition as a dynamic leader in economic development and to Allen Malcolm outgoing president of GMEDC for valued service.Jim Masland, Representative, spoke about the state workforce funds available to employers and if employers needed funding to help train new or existing employees, they should call GMEDC immediately at 802-295-3710.The meeting was adjourned at 6:42 pm.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 35-year-old Huntington store clerk who allegedly offered four children money if they exposed themselves was arrested Friday, Suffolk County police said. Bitinkunar Patel charged with four counts of endangering the welfare of a child. Police said two boys and two girls between 11 and 14 years old walked into Jericho Convenience store at 7:20 p.m. and were approached by Patel, who allegedly inquired if they were wearing underwear. Police then alleged that Patel offered them money if they showed him their underwear and private parts. Two Second Precinct Patrol officers responded and arrested Patel, police said. Patel was released and is scheduled to appear at First District Court in Central Islip on July 7.
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Susie O’Neill lists riverfront ‘wow’ home MORE: The Veronicas selling their hinterland hideaway Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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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 Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58 Jason Akermanis spent the past few years improving his golfing skills. Photo: David Kapernick, Golf Queensland“We didn’t have much growing up but Mum managed to save up and she bought a house in Kedron,” he said.“She was always teaching me things, such as if you’re going to invest in property it’s good to have a nice house but it’s the land that goes up, and location is crucial. It was general stuff like that, but it’s always good to hear and it’s the type of advice that we have always done well out of,” he said. “If you can afford it and you can stick to the general rules then you’re never going to go wrong.”Ironically, Mr Akermanis and his family are themselves in the market for a home having recently returned to Queensland to live after 14 years away. Mr Akermanis is married to Megan, a speech therapist, with whom he has two daughters Charlotte and Sienna.“At the moment we’ve got nothing. We sold our house in Melbourne and I came up first and the girls were meant to follow but they were delayed and then before we knew it they closed the borders, so it was a mad rush to get here, but they made it. Akermanis has ditched his trademark blond crop for which he was famous back in his AFL-playing days.“We’re staying with my wife’s family, so there’s ten of us in four-bedroom house, with her parents stuck in the caravan outside. It’s crazy stuff but we make it work.”Mr Akermanis’s foray into real estate is not the first career change he has made since stopping playing professional football. He has been involved with several tech-based start-ups and most recently was pursuing a golfing ambition before deciding he wanted to try something entirely different.Having been in his new role for just two weeks, Mr Akermanis said he was looking forward to mastering his new profession under the mentorship of Ray White Ascot director Dwight Ferguson. “I’m excited to start this new path, to educate myself and to grow as a sales agent. I’m looking forward to finding my place within the real estate industry, talking to people, getting to know them, and building relationships.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus8 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market8 hours ago How The Block’s Shelley Craft turned fibro to fabulous “There are plenty of people wanting to buy and sell property in Brisbane and I relish the chance to be a part of that.”Mr Akermanis has a particular eye on becoming an auctioneer, yet is no stranger to handling a gavel.“I’ve spent the past 20 years auctioning off stuff at footy clubs and gigs to raise money for charity, who would have thought, all these years later, that I would get an auctioneer’s licence and be able to do it professionally selling houses,” he said.“If anyone will give me a go, I’d be happy to auction their place.“At the end of the day I just want to master my craft and have the enjoyment of autonomy.”Mr Ferguson said that Mr Akermanis was an exciting addition to the Ray White team.“I’ve employed a lot of ex-athletes in the past and the vast majority of them have gone on to be a great success in the real estate industry,” Mr Ferguson said. “I expect the same from Jason.” FOLLOW COURIER MAIL REAL ESTATE ON FACEBOOK AFL legend Jason Akermanis is suited and booted, ready to sell houses as part of Ray White Ascot. He will be mentored by agency director Dwight Ferguson (left)AFL legend Jason Akermanis hopes to be kicking goals in the property market after joining Ray White Ascot as an estate agent and auctioneer.The Brownlow Medallist, dubbed ‘Aker’ throughout his career, played 248 games for the Brisbane Lions, kicking 263 goals and winning the AFL Premiership three times. Now, Mr Akermanis has set his sights on making his ‘mark’ on the real estate industry.The ex footballer admitted his decision to enter the real estate industry was a little spontaneous, but he professes to having had an interest in property from a young age, thanks to his Mum.
Morales, in a separate radio interview, has challenge Roque to to file charges if he had proof of corruption in the agency. “The UHC law has to be implemented. Kung kailangang suportahan ng gobyerno, susuportahan ito gamit ang kaban ng bayan,” Roque said. “Nagrereklamo siya na walang pera. Natural dahil ang mga buwaya buhay na buhay pa rin diyan sa PhilHealth.” Roque’s comment came after Morales recommended to Congress for a “general delay” in the implementation of the Universal Healthcare Law due to low collection of contributions. Roque, author of the Universal Health Care Law when he was a party-list representative during the 17th Congress, went on to tell Morales that PhilHealth’s lack of funds to implement the Health Care Law was due to the presence of corrupt officials in the agency. Morales also said that the PhilHealth’s legal team is looking into 10,000 cases involving hospitals and medical professionals accused of false claims and other anomalies. “Doon naman sa nawawalang pera na sinasabi ni Atty. Roque, if he has any specific evidence, he should file the case, he should go to the court,” Morales said in an interview with DZMM. MANILA – Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque admitted that corruption still persists at the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) as he slammed its leadership for alleged failure to go after “crooked” officials. The state-owned health insurance agency was also embroiled in the “ghost” dialysis scam last year, where government funds were allegedly used for nonexistent kidney treatments. Roque said during a virtual press conference on Thursday it was disappointing that PhilHealth President and CEO Ramon Morales has yet to identify or resolve the anomaly inside his office. “Kung maalala nyo, pinalitan ni Presidente ang board of directors noong June. Nilagay po kayo diyan para ayusin ang problema ng korapsyon, ano pong nagawa niyo para ayusin ‘yan?” Roque stressed. “Bakit ni isa wala pa siyang [Morales] nalilitis? Ni isa wala pa siyang natatanggal? Kung hindi niyo po mapapatupad ang batas, siguro po hahanap na lang ng iba na pwedeng magpatupad niyan,” the Palace spokesperson added. “Maybe we should ask the National Bureau of Investigation and the Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission, anong nangyari sa mga kasong iyon,” he said. He also sent “boxes and boxes of files” to government investigators, which resulted in the filing of cases against 20 PhilHealth executives and employees. President Duterte asked for the resignations of top PhilHealth officials following the insurance fraud scandal, which led to the hiring of Morales as its new chief./PN
CLARKSVILE, Ind. — If you travel to Louisville via Interstate 65, you need to prepare for the start of tolling on three Ohio River bridges.Tolling on the Louisville – Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges Project is scheduled to begin on Friday, December 30.Both I-65 bridges as well as the new East End bridge connecting the Gene Snyder Freeway will be tolled, using a new, all-electronic tolling system called RiverLink.There will be no stopping, no slowing, and no coin machines.Toll rates will range anywhere from $2-$12, depending on the size of the vehicle and whether the driver has a RiverLink account and transponder.All E-ZPass transponders including the I-PASS from Illinois and the Indiana Toll Road E-ZPass will work.Drivers without transponders will get bills in the mail, and will pay higher rates.
By Jeremy Fox MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (April 17) – Making the most of a lap eight restart, Ronn Lauritzen raced to the Coors Light IMCA Modified checkers Friday at Marshalltown Speedway.Lauritzen had sped to the front from the 11th starting spot, taking the lead before back-to-back cautions on the eighth circuit. Brian Irvine started 10th and settled for the runner-up finish. Jimmy Gustin was third.The door opened for Trent Murphy with four laps left in the Miller Lite IMCA Stock Car 18-lap feature. Steve Meyer tried to regain the lead but Murphy held on for the win. Third went to Donavon Smith. Jared Van Deest snuck up on the high side to take the lead on lap nine of the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod feature and saw the caution come out with two laps to go but was not to be denied the victory. Jayme Duinink finished second and Travis Peterson was third.Eric Stanton took the Toby K’s Hideaway IMCA Hobby Stock win over Nathan Ballard and Andrew Burg. One hundred and ten cars signed in for action Friday night.