Watch Zach Braff & Betsy Wolfe Perform a Number From Bullets

first_img Betsy Wolfe Star Files Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 24, 2014 Bullets Over Broadway stars Zach Braff and Betsy Wolfe stopped by 30 Rock on June 4 to provide a glimpse of the Woody Allen-penned tuner on The Today Show. Dressed up to the nines (or at least Wolfe was), the two performed the act two showstopper “I’ve Found a New Baby.” Before singing their brains out, the pair chatted with Matt Lauer about their rehearsal process together, including a particularly great moment for Wolfe on their first day. A compliment from a Hollywood legend and a leg-touch from Zach Braff? Sensory overload! Take a look at the belty performance below. Zach Braffcenter_img View Comments Bullets Over Broadway Related Showslast_img read more

Landscape training

first_imgUniversity of GeorgiaThe University of Georgia Extension Service has released itsnewest “SuperCrew” landscape employee training video and now hasthe entire eight-title series on DVD.For more than 10 years, UGA Extension has worked with landscapeindustry leaders to produce, in both English and Spanish, thisseries of employee training videos for landscape professionals.The newest title, “The Employee’s Role in Landscape ProblemSolving,” was released in June 2005. It discusses the importanceof scouting for pests each day on the job and reporting problemsto the supervisor. It includes a discussion of many commoninsects, diseases and environmental problems landscape employeesshould know.Besides the traditional VHS format, the entire series is alsoavailable now on DVD. You no longer need to buy English andSpanish versions separately, either. English and Spanish versionsof each training are now on the same DVD or VHS tape.What’s includedEach SuperCrew training module comes with an instructor’s manualin both English and Spanish. The manual has discussion questionsand multiple-choice exams to give employees after they view thetraining. The cost is $49.95 per title, with discounts whenbuying four or more titles.The Georgia Green Industry Association, Metro Atlanta Landscapeand Turf Association, Georgia Turfgrass Association andProfessional Grounds Management Society all endorse the EmployeeTraining series. The tapes and DVDs can be bought from eachorganization and from the DeKalb County Extension Office.Order forms and further details about the series are on-line athttp://pubs.caes.uga.edu/caespubs/Supercrew.htm.last_img read more

IDX Systems wins Deane Davis Business of the Year Award

first_imgIDX Systems wins Deane Davis Business of the Year AwardIDX Systems Corp of South Burlington was named winner of the Deane C Davis Outstanding Vermont Business Award during opening ceremonies May 25 for the Vermont Business & Industry Expo.IDX was a finalist along with Dufresne-Henry of North Springfield and Pompanoosuc Mills of East Thetford. Chairman and co-founder Richard Tarrant accepted the award from Governor Douglas. The award, now in its 15th year, is presented by Vermont Business Magazine and the Vermont Chamber of CommerceThe Deane Davis Award is given to a long-time, Vermont-based company that has shown business success within the Vermont ethos of community, employment and environmental awareness.IDX is a health care-related software developer with 2,400 employees worldwide. It added more than 300 employees just last year.last_img read more

Biking Blog: Cycling for the Football Fan – Part II

first_imgLiving in Crozet, VA, at the base of Afton Mountain, Curtis Winsor is a second year professional cyclist riding for Team Smart Stop. Though he has been racing and training for over 10 years, it wasn’t until Curtis moved to the Shenandoah Valley that he actually learned to love riding. When his best friend introduced him to the beautiful mountain views and hidden fire roads the Blue Ridge had to offer, it was easier to turn a two-hour training ride into a six hour adventure.While working his way up to the professional level, Curtis also graduated from JMU, helped produce and promote an award winning cycling documentary, Chasing Legends, began Winsor Creative – a full service design and identity solution for small businesses and began coaching junior and senior cyclists. Curtis also has a passion for junior development and hopes to help grow the Virginia High School MTB League.When not riding, Curtis and his wife Alexa love to cook, hike, play board games (I will crush you in Settlers of Catan) and find eclectic restaurants.curtiswinsor.com | @curtiswinsor | curtis@winsorcreative Last week I wrote an article titled “Cycling For The Football Fan – Part I” comparing professional football players and professional cyclists. But more important than any player, any team, or any record is the fan. The 12th man, the “tifosi,” Fireman Fred, and the side-seat coaches yelling at the TV. What would sport be without an audience?The pursuit of achievement can be a quiet, solo, internal struggle to improve, go faster, and climb higher, but the stage upon which we attempt to validate our work is a public one. In front of thousands on the turf or on the pavement fans cheer, chug beer, chant, dress up, heckle, and well…drink more beer.From tailgating to foam fingers and rowdy shirtless men, again cycling and football are not that dissimilar…The StadiumThousands line the Denver streets for the finish of the 2011 US Pro Challenge. Photo: Cutaway Custom. (cutaway.us)Thousands line the Denver streets for the finish of the 2011 US Pro Challenge. Photo: Cutaway Custom. (cutaway.us)With a seating and standing room capacity of 105,000, AT&T Stadium, home to the Dallas Cowboys, is the largest stadium by a landslide. America’s team plays on artificial turf in a temperature controlled environment.Cycling offers unique venue experiences that also draw massive crowds. Though I have never competed in the Tour de France, I have attended two editions; while working for Gripped Films on Chasing Legends in 2009 and again for NBC in 2011. The race is more than a race. It’s an adventure, a national heritage, a parade, an excuse to party for a month, and oh yeah… a bike race. With more than 12 million people in attendance, and reach of 3.5 BILLION worldwide, the Tour dwarfs our Super Bowl. Some sections of the race, like the famous Alpe d’Huez climb draws more than 1 million spectators alone!Back stateside, while we don’t have a 100 year-old, month-long sporting event that captures the entire world, we still have many huge events of our own. Criteriums, or short downtown circuit races, less than a mile in length, dominate the calendar for many elite and professional riders. Races like Athens Twilight, held in Athens Georgia, draw more than 30,000 spectators! Stages of major US stage races draw upwards of 200,000.The TailgatetailgaitStaking their claim early, super fans prepare for an entire day and night of tailgaiting and partying. Photo: (cutaway.us)Burgers, corn hole, and light beer are the norm in parking lots around the nation on game day. Content to battle for ladder ball top honors, some fans don’t even go in to the stadium. Sitting in camping chairs in the beds of their F150s, fans argue about who’s the best quarterback of all time. It’s obviously Mark Sanchez. Just kidding…sorry Jets fans.But cycling fans take the tailgating to whole new level. With road closures to accommodate racers, it can be tricky to get on course as a fan. Some actually ride the course themselves and wait. Many drive campers, vans or wagons filled with overnight gear and park in a prime location, often waiting more than 12 hours to get a glimpse of their favorite riders speeding up the climb in front of them. Twelve hours to party, play the same games football fans enjoy, paint the road with stars’ names, and….drink beer! On a mountain pass, with tens of thousands of other fans, instant friends are met and made.The BeerBy now you should have noticed a common theme: beer. While I have met few cyclists who prefer Lime-a-Ritas (you know who you are) and Bud Light , you’re more likely to find a cyclist or cycling fan seeking out local brews, craft brews, and the $8 six pack over the $8 24 pack. Cycling inspired Fat Tire Ale made by new Belgium Brewery, Pabst Blue Ribbon, and anything from the microbrewery on course. For me, I lean local – 3 Brothers Brewery Rum Barrel Aged Dubbel (sponsors a bike race), Blue Mountain Brewery Rockfish Wheat, and Devils Backbone Vienna Lager (sponsors multiple races and a club team.)And Finally….The Fan Himself (and Herself)No cheese heads or “DE-FENCE” body paint here, but costume clad fans are the norm on mountain passes. Photo: Cutaway Custom. (cutaway.us)No cheese heads or “DE-FENCE” body paint here, but costume clad fans are the norm on mountain passes. Photo: Cutaway Custom. (cutaway.us)Football fans and cycling fans differ the most in their interactions with the athletes. The closest most football fans will ever get to meeting their favorites is from the 40th row. The average Joe, lifting at the gym wouldn’t work-in with an All-Pro linebacker either.Cycling offers interaction in both racing and training. Pro riders can spend upwards of 25hrs a week on training rides. It’s not uncommon for pros and amateurs to ride together one-on-one or on the local group rides. At events like Gran Fondos, where a challenging route is laid out with specific timed sections, amateurs can even race against pros. During races fans cheer, bang on the boards, and slap boom sticks. The deafening roar of our “12th man” motivates us to ride faster, corner harder and distracts us from the pain in our legs.Fans can even change the race dynamic. And no, not with some supposed lucky ritual. Event announcers often ask crowd members to contribute to the “Gamblers Prime.”  Over the course of a 90 minute downtown circuit race, thousands of dollars are collected and at the announcers discretion the bell is rung – the winner of the next lap will take home the “Gamblers Prime.” In the charge for the line, the race is reset and a new outcome could be the result.In road races, especially those with mountaintop finishes, costume clad super fans make the race memorable. Without barricades, fans are free to line the streets,  run alongside and crowd the riders as they climb. Like the Chief at the Washington Redskins games, Fireman Fred of the Jets, and the Packers Cheeseheads, cycling has its famous fans. Most notable is El Diablo – Didi Senft, a german fan who dresses as the devil and appears at the biggest races in the world. National pride costumes, the Borat thong (could do without), Elvis, and Sumo wrester suits among many others are regular costumes donned at a bike race.In my 10 years racing, I have been lucky enough to experience the sport from every aspect – as a promoter, as a coach, as part of the media, as a racer and of course as a fan. If there is anything I have learned, it’s that neither can exist without the other. The athletes may provide the entertainment, but the fans give the performances meaning and help hold up the stage on which we perform.I will always be grateful for the support of all those who have helped through the years. My friends and family have been my biggest supporters and “fans” throughout the years. Thanks.I will always be grateful for the support of all those who have helped through the years. My friends and family have been my biggest supporters and “fans” throughout the years. Thanks.About Curtis Winsorlast_img read more

Outdoor Updates: Soldier survives after falling into an active volcano

first_imgSoldier survives after falling into an active volcano Mountain Hardwear will no longer use flame retardant on their tents Starting this year, all tents made by the outdoor gear manufacturer Mountain Hardware will no longer be treated with flame retardant chemicals. The decision comes after tent manufacturers partnered with Duke University to study whether the flame-retardants used to treat tents impacted campers in any way. The study found that people who set up tents carried the chemicals on their hands and that those that slept in tents spent the night breathing in the toxic chemicals. Tents are commonly treated with organophosphates, a substance also found in pesticides and nerve gas. Company president Joe Vernachio told Adventure Journal that the decision did not come due to pressure from customers but because after studying the data company officials asked each other if they wanted to sleep in tents coated with toxic chemicals. “We all said no,” Vernachio said. Indonesia is moving its capital city because Jakarta is sinkingcenter_img A solider visiting Hawaii Volcanoes National Park hopped a metal safety barrier to get a better look inside of Kilauea volcano, one of the world’s most active volcanoes. As he peered over the rim of the volcano the ground collapsed beneath him and he fell 70 feet, landing on a narrow ledge inside of the volcano. The man got lucky—had he missed the ledge he would have fallen 300 feet into the caldera. Another visitor witnessed the fall and called authorities. Three hours later, rescue crews were able to put the man in a stretcher and remove him from the volcano. The man, whose name has not been released, is a U.S. Army soldier based at the Pohakuloa Training Area on the Big Island. He was initially listed in critical condition but has since been upgraded to stable. Indonesia’s planning minister has announced that the capital of the country will move away from Jakarta, in part because the current capital city has sunk eight feet in the last 10 years. Researchers predict that the mega-city could be entirely underwater by 2050. The city is located on the coast on swampy land and half of it is below sea level. Aside from changes in ocean levels, the city is also sinking because of the extraction of groundwater for drinking and bathing. While no decisions have been made on the new location of the capital city, one frontrunner is the city of Kalimantan, located on the part of Borneo that belongs to Indonesia. No matter where the new capital ends up, the move could take up to a decade to implement.last_img read more

Post-war cottage at Mount Gravatt East hits market after renovation overhaul

first_imgREAL ESTATE: 72 Invermore StTHE home at 72 Invermore St gave Brooke Garner a taste for renovation – and now she has a thirst for more.When Ms Garner moved into the home in 2016, she had a big job ahead of her.“It was a complete renovator, which is what I was looking for,” Ms Garner said.“I was attracted to the position of the home and the fact that it had good bones.” One of the renovated bathrooms has a moody vibe.Out on the back deck is Ms Garner’s favourite place at the property.“I really love the deck area, with the breezes that come through.” The kitchen has stainless steel benches.Ms Garner set to work, completing renovations in every room of the property.“We knocked walls out, we VJ panelled the entire house, and we painted inside and out,” she said.The home has three bedrooms and two bathrooms, which Ms Garner said was a drawcard for the home.“Two bathrooms is quite rare for that street,” she said.“I renovated both of those.” The floorplan of 72 Invermore St, Mount Gravatt East.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 10:02Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -10:02 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p270p270p180p180pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenJune, 2018: Liz Tilley talks prestige property10:02center_img More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020There are VJ walls and polished timber floors throughout.Ms Garner said she was pleased with how the renovation turned out.“It’s the perfect little cottage.“It’s so homely and very welcoming.” The other bathroom is light and bright.She styled the home on her own, gaining inspiration from reality TV shows and Pinterest, and buying a lot of furniture from Gumtree.“I think someone will definitely fall in love with it (and) it would suit a young professional couple with one or two kids, or people who are downsizing.”While Ms Garner shot down any talk of competing on The Block anytime soon, she will be taking the renovation plunge again.“I’m going to be doing another renovator,” she said.“There were some stressful times, but I’d do it all again in a heartbeat.”last_img read more

Coastal Texas Protection and Restoration Study on Display

first_imgLeaders of the Texas General Land Office, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Southwestern Division and the Corps’ Galveston District met in Austin on September 26 to discuss the progress of the Coastal Texas Protection and Restoration Study.“The Texas coast is a complex and vulnerable system that provides substantial value to the nation,” Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush, said. “Our agencies are working as one to find a comprehensive plan to protect the people and critical infrastructure along the coast.”That plan, coined the Coastal Texas Study, involves engineering, economic, and environmental analyses on large-scale civil works projects.According to USACE, the project – which is comprised of multiple lines of defense – is being designed to significantly reduce risk and increase environmental benefits from the mouth of the Sabine River to the mouth of the Rio Grande, more than 360 miles of Gulf shoreline.The plan was presented to the public in October 2018.“We received valuable feedback,” Colonel Timothy Vail, Galveston District Commander, said. “Our team is continuing to refine the proposed plan to optimize both risk reduction and environmental benefits.”The study team will host a second round of open houses and public review, anticipated in the Fall of 2020.last_img read more

World Heritage Inscription Ceremony in Barbados today

first_img Share Tweet Sharing is caring! Share Bajans to celebrate UNESCO listing of Historic Bridgetown and its Garrison.BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Wednesday June 13, 2012 – Bajans are expected to be out in their numbers this afternoon, June 13, when the Inscription Ceremony for “Historic Bridgetown and its Garrison” takes place at the Garrison Savannah in celebration of the area’s official listing as a UNESCO World Heritage Property.According to Minister of Culture Stephen Lashley: “It is expected that the Director General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, will present the Inscription Certificate to the Prime Minister, thus formalising the Inscription of ‘Historic Bridgetown and its Garrison’ as a World Heritage Property. A number of dignitaries from UNESCO as well as our counterparts in CARICOM will be invited to attend this national function.”In addition to the unveiling of the official plaques and the presentation of the inscription certificate, the 4:30 pm ceremony will also feature a cultural presentation.Performances will showcase iconic groups whose roots date back over a century and are representative of Barbadian culture: the Royal Barbados Police Force Band, the Zouave Band and the Barbados Landship.Also included in the programme are presentations by the Pinelands Creative Workshop and popular entertainers Mighty Gabby and Rupee.Young people, including the St. Leonard’s Boys’ Choir, will also feature prominently in the presentation, while students from surrounding schools are also expected to be in attendance.Three plaques, which will highlight the contributions of all races in Barbados to the country’s development, will be strategically placed to show the designation of the World Heritage Property.“The wording of the plaques would be in accordance with a brief description of the Universal Value of the World Heritage Property. These plaques would be adorning the site, showing the perimeters of the property and there will be maps on the signs around Historic Bridgetown and its Garrison,” the culture minister said.He stated that the World Heritage Property would help to broaden offerings, not only to visitors looking for more than sun and sea, but to Barbadians who have shown significant interest in the initiative.“We would like to compliment the level of interest we are seeing among Barbadians. Our schools and indeed those teachers who continue to use the fact that we have moved to an Inscription Ceremony to heighten the interest of our students in relation to our history. There is lots of history in Historic Bridgetown and its Garrison. It tells a story of our past and the story of who we are. This Inscription Ceremony really is meant to crown that and to celebrate a particular point in our history that I think we should be proud of,” Lashley said.Caribbean 360 Newscenter_img NewsRegional World Heritage Inscription Ceremony in Barbados today by: – June 13, 2012 Share 65 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

Pollard, Hibdon Top List of Winners At Independence Motor Speedway

first_imgHistory repeated itself with Mather’s win and it was very hard fought as Mather was able to hold off Jarrod Weepie and Chris Luloff at the finish line.  The headliner of the night was the 25-lap IMCA Sunoco Late Model main event. Eric Pollard shot to the high side of the speedway from his front row start and sailed to the win. Hometown favorite Curt Martin tried to reel in the quick running Pollard but was unable to mount a serious challenge in settling for second. Eric Pollard took the top side of the oval to victory lane in winning the Saturday eature for IMCA Sunoco Late Models at Independence Motor Speedway. (Photo by Scott Weber, Black Hat Photography) By Jerry Mackey  Twelfth starting Kolin Hibdon scored the win in the IMCA Modified feature. The 16-year-old from Nevada used every line on the track in making his way to the front. Hibdon overtook race leader Ronn Lauritzen near the midway point of the main and raced under the checkers ahead of Lauritzen and Jeff Aikey.  The IMCA Sunoco Stock Car main event treated fans with a fierce battle for the lead which featured a pack of five drivers. Cole Mather emerged from the pack to score his fourth win in a row. Saturday night marked exactly five years to the date for Mather’s first-ever Stock Car feature win at Independence.  The Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod main event turned into a battle of the Olson cousins. Tony Olson used a couple of late race slide jobs to hold off Kyle Olson for the win. Kip Siems ran a strong third.   INDEPENDENCE, Iowa – Saturday, July 4th saw 111 race cars take part in the Independence Motor Speedway holiday special.  The IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock main event saw Kaden Reynolds continue his mastery of the IMS high banks. Reynolds worked to the front from a third row start and shot by early leader Aaron Rudolph on his way to the win. Rudolph took second ahead and Miciah Hidlebaugh finished third.last_img read more

AquaTrojans Prevail Over Indians

first_imgEC AquaTrojans are undefeated after hosting the Milan Indians on Thursday night for Teacher Appreciation Night.   EC Girls won 121-52,  EC Boys won 129-51. Special Congratulations to Junior John Crawley for breaking the school record in the boys 1-meter diving (6 dive record).  Individual Winners include Ray Krider 200 Free; Matthew Badinghaus 200 IM, 100 Fly; Mackenzie Schantz 50 Free; Jackson Ketcham 50 Free, 500 Free; Aly Bailey 1 meter diving; John Crawley 1 meter diving ***NEW SCHOOL RECORD***; Kyra Hall 100 Free, 100 Breast; Nick Weber 100 Free, 100 Back; and Tara Hall 500 Free.  EC won all 6 relays.    On Saturday, December 14, East Central hosts its annual Relay Invitational.  Come out and support the AquaTrojans!!!Courtesy of AquaTrojans Coach Brandon Loveless.last_img read more