Culturalist Challenge! Which Drag Race Favorite Should Sashay to Broadway?

first_img View Comments The staff is crazy for Culturalist, the website that lets you choose and create your own top 10 lists. Every week, we’re challenging you with a new Broadway-themed topic to rank.In 2017, veteran New York City drag performer Peppermint rose to national fame as the runner-up on Season 9 of RuPaul’s Drag Race. Now, the singer and actress is about make her Broadway debut (and history, as the first publicly trans woman to originate a principal role on Broadway) as Pythio in The Go-Go’s jukebox musical Head Over Heels. The time has come: We want to know which Drag Race favorite you think should snatch the wigs of theatergoers next. Look out, Stephanie J. Block—you’ve got some fierce competition with Chad Michael’s iconic Cher impression. Illustrator & Animator Ryan Casey rose to the challenge with his top 10. Now it’s your turn!STEP 1—SELECT: Visit Culturalist to see all of your options. Highlight your 10 favorites.STEP 2—RANK & PUBLISH: Click “rearrange list” to order your selections. Click the “publish” button.Once your list is published, you can see the overall rankings of everyone on the aggregate list.Pick your favorites, then tune in for the results next week on! BenDeLaCreme, Alyssa Edwards, Latrice Royale, Bob the Drag Queen, Alaska & Tatianna (Composite by Ryan Casey)last_img read more

Judgement and decrees interest rates announced

first_img December 15, 2006 Regular News Judgement and decrees interest rates announced Judgement and decrees interest rates announced The Office of the Chief Financial Officer has set the rate of interest payable on judgments and decrees for 2007 at 11 percent per annum or. 0003014 per day.Florida Statute §55.03(1) requires the chief financial officer to set the rate of interest payable on judgments and decrees on December 1 for the year beginning the following January. Last year the interest rate was 9 percent.For more information contact the Bureau of Accounting at (850) 413-5516 or call up the Florida Department of Financial Services’ Web site at read more

YLD donates to the Foundation

first_imgFacebook The Florida Bar Foundation . “All of the praise for this incredible feat goes to our technology chairs, Zack Zuroweste and Gordon Glover, who brainstormed the fabulous idea to have this campaign benefit the Foundation, and our newsletter chairs, Lindsay Tygart and Bert Wohn, who had the tenacity to announce the campaign their second day as newly appointed governors of our board,” said page and that of its Twitter THE YOUNG LAWYERS DIVISION made a donation of $2,058 to , as well as every new follower of the two entities on Law Student Division March 1, 2014 Regular News in January. During July, the division agreed to give $1 to the Foundation for every new like on its YLD President Melanie Griffin. Pictured, from left, are Zuroweste, Glover, Foundation Executive Director Jane Curran, and Griffin. The gift from the social media campaign came on the heels of the YLD’s second consecutive $100,000 gift to the Foundation in two years. Foundation President John Patterson said the YLD has shown tremendous leadership in supporting the Foundation’s efforts to increase private funding in the midst of an extended slump in revenue from Florida’s IOTA program that has caused cuts to legal aid grants. YLD donates to the Foundationlast_img read more

Road games will determine Gophers’ NCAA Tournament fate

first_imgRoad games will determine Gophers’ NCAA Tournament fateMinnesota is 1-6 in true road games this season.Nur B. AdamCenter Daniel Oturu drives the ball through a defender at Williams Arena on Sunday, Jan. 26. The Gophers lost to the Michigan State Spartans 70-52. Nick JungheimJanuary 30, 2020Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintIn college basketball, earning a victory in another team’s arena is never easy. It’s a fact that Gophers head coach Richard Pitino is well aware of. His teams have gone 2-9 in true road games each of the past two seasons.Minnesota’s schedule in 2019-20 has presented them with an even more challenging slate featuring two true road games back-to-back in November before a gauntlet in the Big Ten. As a result, the Gophers began the year 0-6 in road games before breaking through with a 62-59 victory at Ohio State last week, a victory Pitino hopes propels the team down the stretch.“We were down 11 in the second half,” Pitino said. “We weren’t really playing great but we just found a way to fight through and defend when we needed to. I hope it inspires great confidence, but every game is so different.”Not only was the victory over Ohio State the first road win of the season for Minnesota, it was also the Gophers’ first victory in Columbus, Ohio since 2005. After a number of narrow defeats, including a double overtime loss at Purdue, players said it was a relief to finally get a win away from The Barn.“That was a much-needed win, a big win for us,” sophomore Gabe Kalscheur said.  “We haven’t won a road game all year besides that one. That was a good one just to get off our backs and hopefully there’s more to come.”This season, road victories have been rare not just for Minnesota, but for the rest of the Big Ten as well. Through Jan. 28, road teams are a combined 16-49 in conference games.“It’s really hard to win on the road and we learned that early on,” senior Michael Hurt said. “Even last year we didn’t have a whole lot of success on the road. … When it comes to Big Ten play, the crowds are bigger and it’s hard to win on the road.” One explanation for the struggles of road teams is increased parity in men’s college basketball. Upsets seem to occur on a nightly basis and there have been a record seven teams ranked AP No. 1 at some point already this season. With teams so evenly matched, home court can serve as even more of an advantage than usual.No conference has embodied this competitiveness better than the Big Ten. In his latest NCAA Tournament projections, Joe Lunardi of ESPN has 12 Big Ten teams, including Minnesota, making the field of 68 teams.“In this league, there’s great talent on each team,” Kalscheur said. “You are going to get each team’s best shot every single game.”At the halfway point of the Big Ten season, the Gophers have a 5-5 conference record, going 1-4 on the road but 4-1 at home, the only defeat at the hands of No. 14 Michigan State last Sunday.The Gophers have reason for optimism with the schedule moving forward. For one, road teams have show improvement lately, going 8-5 last week after starting conference play 7-42. Also, one of Minnesota’s remaining road games is against Northwestern, which, at 4-7, is the only Big Ten team more than one game below .500 at home this season.However, there are still plenty of challenges ahead for Minnesota. There are four opponents on the Gophers’ schedule currently ranked in the AP Top-25. Minnesota will play two of those teams on the road, beginning with a trip to take on No. 19 Illinois, who have not yet lost a Big Ten home game on Thursday, Jan. 30. “I think you can sit here and say … five more wins, you’re an NCAA Tournament team,” Pitino said. “I don’t want that. I want to win every game.”last_img read more

Phoenix industrial facility sells for $2.55M

first_imgArizona-based Commercial Properties, Inc. (CPI) negotiated the sale of an industrial building at 6902 W. Hadley St. in Phoenix.Lee & Associates represented the tenant, Sun Country Trailers, who exercised their lease purchase option and purchased the property for $2.55 million.The building is approximately 51,250 square feet, and was originally built in 1996 and is situated on 6.75-acres of land.Located just north of Buckeye Road, the property is near 67th Avenue on Hadley Street, with neighboring businesses such as FedEx Ground, Target Distribution and Amazon Fulfillment Centers.  Jeff Hays of CPI’s Investment Specialists Team represented the seller, JM Wells Company, LLC.last_img read more

Love Culture: What It Takes to Create a Happy Workplace

first_imgKnowledge@Wharton:Knowledge@Wharton: Your study focused on an interesting environment, which was firehouses and firemen. Why did you pick firemen? What you were looking at, and what you were trying to find?Nancy Rothbard: Mandy and I really wanted to go in and understand how the emotional culture of an organization could affect how people both interact in the workplace, but also what the effects on them physiologically might be. We were really interested in looking at emotional culture, in particular the culture of love, as well as another particular type of culture that often emerges in organizations, especially masculine organizations, which is called “culture of joviality.” A culture of joviality is sort of the fun, the joking, the pranks, kind of a macho, back slapping, teasing type of a culture. A culture of companionate love is really one where there is a sense of compassion, caring and affection for one another.Read the whole story: Knowledge@Wharton More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

News Scan for May 06, 2020

first_imgStudy describes C auris bloodstream infections in Colombian kidsIn a study today in the Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, US and Colombian researchers report that nearly one-third of the pediatric invasive Candida bloodstream infections (BSIs) analyzed at two Colombian pediatric hospitals were caused by Candida auris.Of the 110 pediatric BSIs caused by Candida species at the two hospitals from July 2014 through October 2017, the researchers found that 34 (31%) were caused by C auris, a multidrug-resistant fungus that has primarily been identified in hospitalized and immunocompromised adults and rarely among children. Twenty-one percent of the children were younger than 28 days, 47% were 1 year old and younger, and 32% were over 1 year old. Underlying conditions included preterm birth (26%), being malnourished (59%), cancer (3%), solid-organ transplant (3%), and kidney disease (3%). All patients had at least one indwelling device, and 82% had a central venous catheter.Thirty-three of the children (97%) received specific antifungal treatment for C auris. Analysis of 13 isolates found that 7 (54%) were resistant to amphotericin-B, 2 (15%) were resistant to fluconazole, and 1 (8%) was resistant to anidulafungin. In-hospital mortality was 41%.The authors of the study note that the two hospitals were part of a large C auris outbreak investigation in Colombia, and that environmental and patient sampling at the hospitals showed extensive C auris contamination. They suspect that the infections were acquired during hospitalization.”Rapid and accurate identification of C. auris is needed to guide treatment decisions, as are infection-control measures to stop the spread of the organism,” they write. “Pediatricians need to be vigilant for C. auris infections in pediatric populations.”May 6 J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc abstract Measles spread to Burundi refugee camps triggers outbreakThe World Health Organization (WHO) today said a measles outbreak that began at a refugee camp in Burundi, under way since November 2019, has so far sickened 857 people from four of the country’s districts.The people at the refugee camps were from measles-affected parts of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). They first arrived at a transit camp in Cibitoke health district, then were sent to permanent camps in four other areas.In the affected parts of Burundi, measles vaccination coverage is relatively high, but not in those arriving from the DRC. Pockets of undervaccinated people in Burundi are vulnerable to the disease, the WHO said. About 77% people affected were unvaccinated.The outbreak in the Cibitoke health region is ongoing, but activity has declined in other areas. Burundi’s health ministry had developed a comprehensive plan, which includes vaccinating targeted children ages 9 months to 14 years at the camps and strengthening surveillance. The outbreak poses a high risk to Burundi, partly owing to a lack of infrastructure, suboptimal vaccine coverage, and large population movements from the DRC, which is grappling with a large measles outbreak.May 6 WHO notificationlast_img read more

Los Alamos Little Theater Starts Season With A Boom!

first_imgReview by BONNIE J. GORDONLos Alamos Daily“Tick, Tick…Boom!” at LALT stole my heart. I wasn’t really expecting it. The tragic story of the death at age 35, of author-composer-lyricist writer Jonathan Larson made me a little scared of this autobiographical musical dramedy, written before the astounding success of “Rent”. Would it all be tinged with the foreknowledge of what would happen when the story ends? I was also leery it would be a story about the self-absorbed angst of creative gen-X souls from relatively privileged backgrounds. (Okay  Bonnie, lighten up.) “Tick, Tick…Boom!” is these things, but it’s a whole lot more. This sprightly production, directed and starred in by Tim Orcutt got me thinking (and singing and dancing).“Tick, Tick…Boom!” is the story of Jon (Orcutt) a would-be theater composer who has been toiling on his master work, Superbia, for five years. Supporting himself as a waiter, he sees his friends moving past him to make the compromises they feel are demanded of them. His best friend Michael (Patrick MacDonald) leaves acting to become an advertising mogul. His girlfriend Susan (Christine Armenion) wants to move to New England and get out of New York to have a real life with a future. On the verge of turning 30, Jon asks himself if he should continue pursuing his dream to be the next Stephen Sondheim, or is he fooling himself about his chances for success.On a bare stage, the three actors are joined by four musicians: Yelena Mealy on keyboard, Nick Denissen on guitar, David Rogers, and Wes Hicks alternating on electric bass and Omar Wooten on drums.  The role of musical director is being shared between Brian Huysman and Denissen.It’s the music that makes this show. Those who have seen “Rent” know what to expect from songs—witty, catchy, heartfelt. The three actors all have the strong voices needed to carry off a show that’s about 80 percent musical. The times when the three voices blend while singing different lyrics are especially sweet.The acting talent on stage is in no short supply. MacDonald and Armenion are terrific in their supporting roles. Armenion’s Susan is warm and spunky. MacDonald is high energy, but touches the heart. Representing the choices Jon is rejecting to follow his dream, they could have been portrayed as shallow. The actors give them depth and legitimacy.Orcutt, like Larson himself, is starring on stage and backstage as main character and director. (The play was originally a Larson one-man show.) He fills both roles admirably. The interaction of the characters comes off well and the pace is just right. As Jon, he presents a highly talented, frenetic, somewhat self-absorbed man who manages to be a stand-in for all of us. Standing on the brink of life-altering choices, Jon is anyone making the hard choices life presents, and Orcutt is the one that takes us there.Sound by Nancy Coombs and Paul Lewis worked well for me in the front row. I overheard some from further back say they couldn’t always make out the lyrics over the band, but I experienced a good blending of voice and instruments.The play is by turns hilarious, heart wrenching and uplifting. It’s done by a great group of actors, musicians and production crew. Everyone over the age of, say 13, will enjoy it. There’s a bit of R-rated dialogue, but not much. Whatever life-choices you’re making, the play will resonate. You’ll love the music. You’ll leave the theater delighted you came.Tickets for “Tick, Tick…Boom!” are $15 for are $13 for seniors and students $13) at C.B. Fox, Bliss, online at Brown Paper Tickets and at the door.The play continues at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. There is a special Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. today.The Los Alamos Little Theater is at 1670 Nectar St. Jon (Tim Orcutt) and Michael (Patrick MacDonald) get down during a musical number in ‘Tick,Tick…Boom’. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.comlast_img read more

Brum’s Jewellery Quarter listed

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USA: Corps to Invite Bids for Pointe Mouillee Cell Preparation Project

first_imgThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, plans to invite bidders for the cell preparation project at the Pointe Mouillee Confined Disposal Facility.This development program, located near Rockwood, Michigan, will involve earthwork services for fill management and drainage improvement in cells 1 and 2.The total value of this contract will be between $250,000 and $500,000, and all interested parties should submit their offers no later than April 18, 2014.More info [mappress]Source:, April 7, 2014last_img read more