Tickets Now On Sale for Husband & Wife Drama Annapurna, Starring Real-Life Couple Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally

first_img Offerman currently plays Ron Swanson on Parks and Recreation, and his film and TV credits include Axe Cop, 21 Jump Street, Childrens Hospital, We’re the Millers and Sin City. Annapurna marks his off-Broadway debut. Annapurna Art imitates life! Tickets are now on sale for the New York premiere of Sharr White’s drama Annapurna, starring real-life couple Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation) and Megan Mullally (Will & Grace). Directed by Bart DeLorenzo, the New Group production will begin performances April 13 off-Broadway. The show is slated to play a limited engagement at Theatre Row’s Acorn Theatre through June 1. Offerman and Mullally will reprise their roles in the new play after starring in the two-person drama at the Odyssey Theatre in Los Angeles in April 2013. The production tells the story of Emma (Mullally), who walked out on her husband, cowboy-poet Ulysses (Offerman) in the middle of the night. Now hearing he’s in dire straits, she tracks him down in the wilds of Colorado in a grungy trailer, working on his magnum opus, hooked up to an oxygen tank and cooking in the buff. Their reunion, charged by rage and compassion, brings back the best and worst of their former bond. Show Closed This production ended its run on June 1, 2014 Related Shows View Comments Mullally last appeared on Broadway in Young Frankenstein. Her additional Broadway credits include Grease and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Perhaps best known as Karen on Will & Grace, her other film and TV credits include Childrens Hospital, Bee Movie, The Kings of Summer and Bob’s Burgers.last_img read more

Nutritionally-charged Peanut Butter

first_imgThe United States produces about 3 million metric tons of peanuts per year.Nearly 60 percent of that production goes into peanut butter, according to Ruthann Swanson, University of Georgia associate professor of foods and nutrition. About 1.2 billion pounds of peanut butter are available for consumption annually.What happens to all the peanut skins?”They’re discarded as waste, which is a shame because peanut skins are high in antioxidants, specifically phenolics, and dietary fiber,” said Swanson, a member of the College of Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) faculty.Consumers don’t seem to mindSwanson and a team of UGA scientists published a paper recently in the LWT – Food Science and Technology journal that suggests peanut skins can be incorporated in to traditional peanut butter with potentially surprising results. The team included FCS professor emeritus James Hargrove and College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences food scientists William Kerr and Ron Pegg. “We found we can do this, and people found it to be acceptable,” Swanson said.The objective of the project was to assess the effects of peanut skin incorporation on consumer acceptability, with measurements of appearance, flavor, texture, ease of spreadability and overall satisfaction. Blanched and roasted, tooThe study also looked at skins heated to different degrees during processing: blanched (the mildest heat treatment), light-roasted and medium-roasted. The UGA research team tried varying levels of peanut skin incorporation, going up as high as 5 percent, with no difference from the control as far as acceptability on the blanched skins.The findings suggest a food company could attempt to diversify its product line by incorporating peanut skins into production, even in the use of other food products, such as cookies, Swanson said.Consumer acceptance has changedHistorically, consumers have found the presence of particulates in peanut butter to be objectionable, she said. Further, most peanut butter consumers tend to be very “brand loyal,” making new products difficult to market.“But what has happened in recent years is a movement towards healthier products in general, including nut butters, and an increased emphasis on natural (products), and the peanut butters than contain some skin particles are perceived to be more natural by the consumer,” Swanson said. “This generation does not seem to be as brand loyal, and they want products that are closer to their original state.”last_img read more

Criticism in New Mexico of Utility’s Solar Market Control

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Santa Fe New Mexican:Last week, the state Public Regulation Commission voted 3-2 to approve the utility company’s renewable energy portfolio plan, which include procuring solar, wind and geothermal power. The plan is aimed at meeting the goal of relying on renewable energy for 20 percent of the total energy mix in New Mexico.The solar and geothermal power purchases were contested by some, and a hearing examiner for the commission said the utility should not be allowed to move forward with the investments because it had failed to show they were the most cost-effective options. PNM’s costs ultimately show up in customers’ bills.New Energy Economy, a longtime opponent of PNM, filed a motion asking the commission to “rehear and reverse the findings and conclusions” associated with PNM’s solar plan, which outlines investing in a 50-megawatt facility built by Affordable Solar.Mariel Nanasi, director of the group, wrote the commission had ignored and distorted evidence and applicable law when it decided to allow PNM to move forward with the plan.She said Affordable Solar received a significantly better deal to build a solar-powered center for Facebook last year from PNM. Solar prices have declined, she said, yet the renewable portfolio plan will cost ratepayers in New Mexico a higher fee per megawatt hour than Facebook.This is “not the most cost effective among feasible alternatives,” Nanasi said.PNM has said the plan will provide crucial energy benefits to New Mexico. Earlier this week, Moody’s Investor Service released a statement finding that the plan’s approval is “credit positive.”“The New Mexico regulatory environment historically has been inconsistent and unpredictable,” Moody’s wrote. “And the possibility of litigating the case remains.”More: Environmentalists ask PRC to reverse approval of PNM’s solar plan Criticism in New Mexico of Utility’s Solar Market Controllast_img read more

Swiss women stage a mass scream over domestic violence, pay gap

first_imgAnother Geneva resident, Rose-Angela Gramoni, said she had joined all the women’s strikes since 1991.”Now I can die in peace, the next generation is here to take over. But for a while, I was very sad. I thought we fought for many things, but we did not finish the job and nobody was here to finish it,” said Gramoni, who is in her 70s.Read also: Only a third of managers in Europe are women: EurostatSwitzerland has a high quality of life but lags other developed economies in women’s pay and workplace equality. Women earn roughly a fifth less than men, better than 30 years ago when it was about a third less, but worse than in 2000, according to government data. Thousands of marchers in Geneva and other Swiss cities screamed for a minute at 3:24 p.m. — the time of day when women technically start working for free given the wage gap.They also staged a flash mob and held a minute’s silence for women killed by husbands or boyfriends.Demonstrators decried violence against women and the LGBT community, and called for recognition of often unpaid work caring for family and relatives.”I would love to walk at night wearing a skirt, shorts or leggings without being insulted, without being scared to be raped,” said Geneva resident Vani Niuti, 20.Topics : Women across Switzerland let loose with screams during a national protest on Sunday, demanding equal treatment and an end to violence at the hands of men.Last year half a million people marched to highlight the nation’s poor record on women’s rights. This year’s version of what organizers call the Women’s Strike was more subdued given coronavirus restrictions.”For me it is emotional. Because I scream for me, but I also scream for my sisters and brothers, I scream for all the other children who lost a mother or a father, and I also scream for my mother, who would have screamed if she was still here,” said Roxanne Errico, a 19-year-old student who said her mother was killed by her violent boyfriend.last_img read more

Arsenal want £40m for Barcelona and PSG target Matteo Guendouzi

first_img Comment Arsenal want £40m for Barcelona and PSG target Matteo Guendouzi Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterSunday 9 Aug 2020 11:42 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link7kShares Advertisement Guendouzi is out of favour at the club (Picture: Getty)Despite failing to tie down a first team spot with the Gunners, Guendouzi has attracted interest from La Liga giants Barcelona.AdvertisementAdvertisementHowever, Football.London claim that Guendouzi is now attracting interest from PSG and the French club are now considering a move for the 21-year-old. Despite the interest in Guendouzi, a stumbling block may by the Gunners’ valuation of the Frenchman.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityArsenal reportedly want £40m for Guendouzi, which is significantly more than the £5m they paid Lorient for him in 2018.The Gunners offered £22m and Guendouzi in a bid for Atletico Madrid star Thomas Partey last month but the Spanish side rejected the offer.Given Partey has a £45m release clause in his contract, that offer would value Guendouzi at around £23m but reports suggest that Arsenal would want a bigger upfront fee to sell him outright.MORE: Diogo Dalot returns to Manchester United’s Europa League squad after missing LASK victory Matteo Guendouzi is surplus to requirements at Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Arsenal hope to raise as much as £40million through the sale of midfielder Matteo Guendouzi this summer.The Frenchman is deemed surplus to requirements at the Emirates after a falling out with manager Mikel Arteta.The midfielder hasn’t featured for the club since a 2-1 defeat to Brighton in July, in which he grabbed Neal Maupay by the throat and reportedly mocked the salaries of Brighton players.Guendouzi was subsequently banned from first team training and Arteta is happy to offload the midfielder, despite being an admirer of his. ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Developer changes plans to meet demand for large penthouse-style units

first_imgDemand for large penthouse-style apartments has prompted the developer to reconfigure one entire block.“We knew this project would be popular, everything from the location, views, design and value for money has really resonated with buyers,” development director Alex Rigby said. “The true test is always when it hits the market and it’s pleasing that we’ve had such a good mix of stock sold to a wide range of buyers.” The majority of more affordable stock around the parklands and cafe have now sold, Mr Rigby said. Apartments with Lake Weyba views are also selling well.“Due to the demand for large, four-bedroom, penthouse-style apartments, we have decided to reconfigure one of the buildings within the Luxury Parkridge Terraces to ensure we have enough of this stock to meet the growing number of buyers wanting a spacious residence with plenty of room to entertain guests,” Mr Rigby said. Parkridge Noosa is the result of a collaboration between the developeMore from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020Parkridge Noosa L-R Developers Alex Rigby and Rob McCready with sales consultant Jeremy Gilmore from 360 Propertyr and local designers and architects, who took their inspiration from the environment.Blackburne Jackson director Rohan Jackson said the design brief was based around creating a luxurious modern living destination which reflected the Noosa lifestyle and the natural context in which it was located.“We pay homage to Noosa’s light, bright, balmy days and its relaxed energy,” he said. Sales consultant Jeremy Gilmore from 360 Property Group said Parkridge Noosa was proving particularly popular with local buyers.He said the site’s location, which is surrounded by Girraween Nature Reserve, Noosa National Park and has 180 degree views of Lake Weyba, ensured privacy.“Within Parkridge there is a range of quality communal facilities including a large gymnasium, 25m lap pool, restaurant and cafe, a local providore and over 2500sq m of lush parkland to relax, exercise or socialise,” he said. “It’s also just minutes away from Noosa’s stunning beaches, world class restaurants, cafes and boutiques as well as local entertainment, sporting and cultural centres.” Parkridge Noosa consists of two, three and four bedroom apartments and villas located on the last major undeveloped block in the Noosa Springs master planned community.The developers behind a luxury residential project will reconfigure one entire block to meet the demand for large penthouse-style apartments in Noosa.Peregian Beach-based Altum Property Group and Thakral Capital are constructing Parkridge Noosa, and have fast-tracked stages due to strong sales.center_img Paint Right store owner Phil Fortington has secured a terrace apartment. He said he had seen many new developments but Parkridge Noosa was “one of the best ones that I have come across”.“My partner Jos and I have been looking at some properties to live in around Noosa, including Noosaville and Sunrise Beach, but nothing matched what we could find at Parkridge Noosa,” he said. “The design of the apartments is great, the 180 degree water views of Lake Weyba are stunning and best of all it is privately tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Noosa and yet it’s just a few minutes from Noosa Junction and Hastings Street. “Jos loves to swim and there’s a great pool within the community, I am a keen golfer and with the Noosa Springs Golf Course right next door it’s absolutely ideal.“We also love the fact that we’ll have our own cafe, convenience store and gym within the development so it’s very similar to the facilities that we enjoyed at the Hyatt when it was at its prime when we lived in Coolum.”Prices start from $705,000. Four bedroom villas with Lake Weyba views range up to $2.5 million.last_img read more

Real Madrid armed with €30m for Arsenal star Saka

first_img Arsenal though are reportedly confident of tying Saka down to a new long-term contract after his breakthrough into the first team this season. read also:Osaka overtakes Serena as world’s highest-paid female athlete According to Saka has not yet penned a new deal with Arsenal, but Mikel Arteta’s side are confident the youngster, whose deal expires next summer, will commit his long-term future to the Gunners. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Don Balon claim Real are watching the 18-year-old’s contract situation very closely and if he fails to pen a new deal the LaLiga giants are willing to put €30m on the table.Advertisement Loading… Real Madrid have identified Arsenal winger Bukayo Saka as a potential summer transfer target, claims a report in Spain. Promoted ContentBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreThese Are The Best Stargazing Locations You Can Find On Earth20 Facts That’ll Change Your Perception Of “The Big Bang Theory”10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWhy Do So Many Digital Assistants Have Feminine Names & Voices?Top 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldTop 10 Tiniest Phones Ever Madelast_img read more

Allardyce future decided on Monday

first_img “There was speculation like this after the season when we came up, but this time around it’s more about all the other managers who seem to be taking my position. “Probably the next one will be Carlo Ancelotti. He’ll be the next in line. I can’t affect that and by early next week the situation will be sorted. “I’ve been comfortable with it (the speculation) and don’t have a problem with it. As a manager distractions are something that you put aside all the time. Being paid to do your job is what you’re here for. “I’m hopeful Newcastle won’t be my final game, but we’ll wait and see.” Allardyce’s future has been the subject of intense speculation with his contract set to expire in the summer and Slaven Bilic and David Moyes are among the names touted as a possible successor. The 60-year-old will travel to Spain for a family holiday after Sunday’s Barclays Premier League clash with Newcastle so will send his agent for the talks with Sullivan and Gold. Press Association “It will be all sorted Monday, one way or the other. I’m not personally having a meeting but my agent will be available to speak to the owners,” Allardyce said. “Because the season is finishing so late, the only opportunity I have to go away with my grandchildren is half term. So I’ll be shooting off to Spain to see them and whatever will be, will be.” Allardyce is to move out of his Canary Wharf flat after this weekend’s final round of Premier League fixtures, fuelling the belief that his West Ham reign is almost over. “It’s bound to bring up speculation but the apartment was sold around two months ago,” Allardyce said. “In the contract there was a two-month notice period which meant that….in actual fact I should have been out on the 15th, but they extended it for me until the end of the season. “The apartment has been bought and I had to move out one way or the other. I can only say what the truth is, if you want to ring up (estate agents) Morgan Randall and ask if the apartment has been sold, give them a ring.” Since Christmas West Ham have fallen out of the Champions League places and now occupy 11th and while Allardyce stopped short of blaming the uncertainty over his future for the slump, he admits the scrutiny of his position has been intense. “The speculation can breed some complacency in the dressing room, there’s no doubt about that,” Allardyce said. Sam Allardyce will discover on Monday if he is to continue as West Ham manager, but will not be attending the scheduled meeting with owners David Sullivan and David Gold. last_img read more

Perez sets eyes on 2018 Youth World Cup

first_imgOPENER Raymond Perez is another young Guyanese batsman who seems to have a great future.The 18-year-old was part of the National Under-19 squad, who won both the three-day and 50-over tournaments, at the just concluded Cricket West Indies Regional Youth championships, played in St Kitts and Nevis.With a generation of stars who brought unprecedented success for Guyana over the years, Perez’s performance with the bat has put him in the spotlight, and no doubt he is quickly emerging as one of the most talented youngsters locally.Despite a horrible outing in his debut Regional Under-19 season in St Vincent in 2016, his name has been floating around among those of the brightest young batting prospects in the country for some time now.He finished as this year’s MVP and leading run-scorer in the limited-overs version of the tournament. The right-handed opener recorded 348 runs from a total of six matches at a healthy average of 116. He also counted four half-centuries, with a top score of 77 in his final outing against Windward Islands.The Demerara Cricket Club player also made an impact for his team in the three-day version of the tournament with returns of 243 runs at an average over 30.Meanwhile, Perez disclosed that he is pleased with his performance, adding that his eyes are now set on finding a place on the West Indies squad for the ICC Youth World Cup in New Zealand in 2018.Further, national Under-19 coach Julian Moore rated Perez’s performance as definitely one of Guyana’s standout players during the tournaments, adding that Perez did exceptionally well.“I always knew his ability and talent but I think to go out there and get the most runs, and not just get the most runs in the one-day version, I thought he was very consistent throughout the three-day format as well.“His performance is attributed to his hard work and determination he really showcased since inter-county, camp and then in the tournament, and I am pretty much pleased for him,” Moore said upon his return to Guyana on Tuesday.last_img read more

The Latest: 1st test at Bologna negative for coronavirus

first_img Associated Press May 28, 2020 The Latest: 1st test at Bologna negative for coronavirus The Dutch Grand Prix has become the fourth Formula One race to be canceled this season.Organizers of the first Dutch GP in 35 years preferred to wait until next year in hope fans will be able to attend, rather than hold the race without them this time.The race in Zandvoort was set for May 3 and initially postponed.Race director Jan Lammers says “we would like to celebrate this moment, the return of Formula 1 in Zandvoort, together with our racing fans in the Netherlands.”The other races canceled were the season-opening Australian GP on March 15; the Monaco GP on May 24; and the French GP on June 28. Club Brugge has the opportunity to secure a league-cup double after it was awarded its 16th Belgian title this month following a decision to end the current season prematurely because of the coronavirus pandemic.All sporting competitions in Belgium have been suspended until July 31. The new season is set to start on Aug. 7.___More AP sports: and,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6center_img The club says that a “further, definitive test” will be carried out in the next few hours.The players will nevertheless train individually as a precaution.It would be the first positive case in Serie A since the teams started training in groups if it is confirmed. The entire squad would have to go into quarantine.Serie A has been suspended since March 9 because of the coronavirus pandemic. The league is hoping to restart on June 13.___ Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Bologna says a test carried out on a member of its staff who was suspected of having coronavirus has come back negative. Another six remain postponed.F1 organizers still hope to reschedule those and hold 15-18 races this season, starting with back-to-back races at the Austrian GP in July.___The postponed Belgian Cup final has been rescheduled for Aug. 1. That is one week before the start of the league’s next season.Belgian soccer authorities say the match between Club Brugge and Antwerp will take place in an empty King Baudouin Stadium.last_img read more