Rob Ashford for The Sound of Music Live!, David Mamet & the Tony Awards Broadcast Earn DGA Nominations

first_imgTony winner Rob Ashford, Beth McCarthy-Miller and the directing team of NBC’s broadcast of The Sound of Music Live! have been nominated for a Directors Guild Award in the category of Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television and Mini-Series. This is Ashford’s first DGA Award nomination. Also nominated in the same category is Pulitzer Prize winner David Mamet for his HBO film Phil Spector, which starred Al Pacino. Watch the now epic opening number of the 2013 Tony Awards featuring host Neil Patrick Harris and casts from numerous musicals! In addition, Glenn Weiss and the directing team of the 67th Annual Tony Awards have been nominated for a Directors Guild Award in the category of Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Musical Variety. This marks the tenth nomination for Weiss, who has served as director of the Tony Awards broadcast since 2001. He previously won the award in 2007, 2010, 2011 and 2012. The winners will be announced at a ceremony hosted by Broadway vet Jane Lynch on February 25.center_img View Commentslast_img read more

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Irrigation Maintenance

first_imgExposed to weather and wildlife during the winter months, irrigation systems can incur a multitude of problems during the growing season if they are not addressed now, according to Wes Porter, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension irrigation specialist.“Anything will get worn, damaged or aged from being left in the weather and elements,” Porter said. “Now is a good time to replace parts to prevent them from failing during the crop season.”When it is time to begin irrigation treatments, systems should be ready to use, not in need of repair. To ensure readiness, growers are advised to check for and resolve existing issues.According to UGA Extension Bulletin 1452, “Spring Center Pivot and Lateral Irrigation System Preparation,” preventative maintenance on the power unit should be conducted several weeks before operation. Also, service the engines, check for damage to fuel lines and wires, grease service points and driveshafts, etc.Check for signs of wear or deterioration in the pumping system. Ensure that parts are sufficiently lubricated, and service the lubrication control system if necessary. Additionally, see that the discharge piping is well supported and bolted properly.In general, ensure that all lines and piping are clear and free of leaks.“If there were freezing temperatures, growers should really check for any cracks in the piping,” Porter said.With the pivot fully operational, check for proper flow and make sure that there is no clogging or damage to the sprinklers. At this time, drain valves should also be inspected. Check the pressure and compare the readings to the manufacturer’s sprinkler chart. Investigate further if the pressures read conflict with the guide, as this may be a sign of a problem.Porter said tires should be checked for any dry rot or leaking. If any tire is in question, change it now.Growers should look at gearboxes and drivelines, repair any damaged shields and make sure that driveshafts are not bent or damaged. The pivot should be greased, bolts should be fastened and end-gun watering angles should be set properly. It is important to avoid spraying public roads, because doing so can become a liability issue. Additionally, ensure that there are no cracks or leaks in the hoses and seals.To avoid damage to the system or anything in its path, safety circuits should be tested to ensure all safety and stop switches are working. Remember to use proper safety procedures when checking the electrical system, as the pivots operate at a deadly voltage.“If growers have any questions, they should contact their county Extension agents,” Porter said.(Julia Rodriquez is an intern on the UGA Tifton Campus.)last_img read more

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Drake’s Son Adonis Does Yoga With Mom Sophie Brussaux: Video

first_img“I love and miss my beautiful family and friends and I can’t wait for the joyful day when we are all able to reunite,” Drake captioned an Instagram slideshow amid the coronavirus pandemic.Drake and Sophie Brussaux Son Adonis Yoga With Mom Sophie BrussauxDrake, Sophie Brussaux and Adonis. Courtesy of Drake/InstagramThe “God’s Plan” rapper continued to document Adonis’ life via social media, from his first day of school in September to his birthday bash the following month.- Advertisement – Brussaux gave birth to the little one in October 2017. Drake, 34, confirmed his paternity eight months later in “March 14,” rapping, “Yesterday morning was crazy / I had to come to terms with the fact that it’s not a maybe / That s–t is in stone, sealed and signed / She not my lover like Billie Jean, but the kid is mine.”Sophie Brussaux Son Adonis Yoga With Mom Sophie BrussauxAdonis and Sophie Brussaux. Courtesy of Sophie Brussaux/InstagramIn December 2019, the Grammy winner explained his decision to wait to confirm the news. “To be honest with you, I did a DNA test for my son and it came back to us and it said the DNA test got ruined in transit and they couldn’t be 100 percent sure that that was my son or not,” the Degrassi alum said during a “Rap Radar” podcast episode at the time. “I was in a really weird pending situation where I didn’t want to go tell the world that that was my son and it wasn’t. At the time, I was working with Adidas and we were toying with the idea of a name being a play off of my son’s name.”While the Canadian star went on to post pictures of his son’s art and Father’s Day gifts, he didn’t share a photo of Adonis’ face until March.- Advertisement – Watch and learn! Drake’s 3-year-old son, Adonis, did yoga with his mom, Sophie Brussaux, in a Sunday, November 8, Instagram video.“Yoga Sundays with my baby yogi,” the artist, 31, captioned the footage. In the social media upload, the France native flowed through cobra and downward dog poses while her son copied her from his own yoga mat.- Advertisement – “Young Stunna,” Drake captioned party pics. As for Brussaux, she wrote, “Three years ago, I was finally meeting you for the first time, after a long 24-hour labor. I’m so proud of the little man you’re becoming, I love you more than life. The world is YOURS! We did that @champagnepapi.”Listen to Us Weekly’s Hot Hollywood as each week the editors of Us break down the hottest entertainment news stories! – Advertisement –last_img read more

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Perdue too chicken to debate Ossoff again in Georgia runoff

first_img– Advertisement – Ossoff is in. “Looks like Sen. David Perdue is too much of a coward to debate me again,” he tweeted Sunday. “Perdue can’t defend his lies about COVID-19, self-dealing stock trades, his bigotry, or his votes to take away Georgians’ health care. Senator, come on out and try to defend your record. I’m ready to go.”Perdue’s campaign is trying to pretend that he’s above it all, and has it so much in hand that he doesn’t need to bother with something so trivial as making his case before Georgia’s voters again. “The runoff in Georgia is an extension of the November 3rd general election, where 52 percent of Georgians voted against Jon Ossoff and his radical agenda. Perdue had a commanding first place win, outpacing Ossoff by over 85,000 votes—in nearly every other state, Perdue would have been re-elected already,” campaign manager Ben Fry told CNN. What he neglects to mention is that 52% of Georgians also voted against Perdue. That’s why he’s in a runoff now.- Advertisement – By the way, on the invitation to the other candidates, “Warnock’s campaign has tentatively agreed, while Loeffler’s campaign has yet to respond.”last_img read more

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Army fights move to quit £100m barracks

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Indonesia arrests Vietnamese fishing boat crew after high-seas brawl

first_imgJakarta claims the southernmost reaches of the South China Sea as its exclusive economic zone.In March, Maritime authorities seized five Vietnamese fishing boats and nearly 70 crew in the area. Indonesia has detained two Vietnamese fishing boats after what it described as a dramatic high-seas brawl with sailors desperate to avoid arrest.Maritime authorities boarded the boats on suspicion the crews had been operating illegally at the edge of the South China Sea and said they had “wrestled” with the fishermen for around two hours.Some crew tumbled into the water during the bruising battle, according to a government account of last week’s chase, which it first made public on Wednesday. Topics :center_img “The captain from one vessel tried to fight back and attempted to attack us with scissors, but we managed to control the situation,” said Ma’ruf, the captain of one maritime ministry ship, who like many Indonesians goes by one name.”We rescued the crew who fell into the sea,” he added.Nearly two dozen Vietnamese and Cambodian nationals were arrested, Ma’ruf said.Indonesia, the world’s biggest archipelago nation, says illegal fishing costs its economy billions of dollars annually and has been trying to stop foreign vessels entering its territory.last_img read more

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Former Arsenal striker Kevin Campbell names four candidates to replace struggling Unai Emery

first_imgLiverpool knocked Arsenal out of the Carabao Cup (Picture: Getty)Arsenal were knocked out of the Carabao Cup by Liverpool on Wednesday. The match finished 5-5 after 90 minutes and the Reds held their nerve to emerge triumphant from the penalty shootout.Speaking after the match, Liverpool striker Divock Origi said: ‘At Anfield we’ve had a lot of special nights but this is another one.‘For the club and the team it was an important moment because there were a lot of young guys with a lot of energy, and we tried to make it a special night.’More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 30 Oct 2019 11:30 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link234Shares Comment Kevin Campbell believes Arsenal should sack Unai Emery (Picture: Getty)Campbell says Arsenal are ‘regressing’ under Emery and picked out Massimiliano Allegri, Luis Enrique, Mikel Arteta and Patrick Vieira as possible candidates to replace the Spanish boss.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTSpeaking to AFTV, the former Arsenal star said: ‘What has Unai Emery done to make us better?‘I used to back managers, but I don’t back managers anymore because it’s wrong. When you back managers, you get stuck with that manager. And I don’t want to be stuck to any managers.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 City‘I want Arsenal to progress and to be able to go and challenge. I don’t see it! So, I am calling out Unai Emery, right now because I am not seeing that.‘I think we’re regressing. In my opinion, Unai Emery, thanks for trying, but we’re going to go a different direction.‘The board should be getting him out and getting in someone like an Allegri or someone of that ilk. Luis Enrique, I like Luis Enrique – people even mentioned Arteta. What about Patrick Vieira?’center_img Former Arsenal striker Kevin Campbell names four candidates to replace struggling Unai Emery Advertisement Unai Emery is under huge pressure at Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Former Arsenal striker Kevin Campbell believes Unai Emery should be sacked and has named four potential replacements for the under-fire manager at the Emirates.Emery is under huge pressure at Arsenal, with his side winning just one of their last four Premier League fixtures to slip to fifth in the table.A number of pundits have questioned whether Arsenal have even improved since Arsene Wenger left last year and the Gunners suffered a penalty shootout defeat to a much-changed Liverpool side in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday.last_img read more

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Northeast Asian LNG imports hit record volumes in December

first_imgIllustration purposes only (Image courtesy of Guangdong Dapeng LNG)China’s continued focus on phasing out coal and replacing it with natural gas as fuel has pushed LNG deliveries to Northeast Asia to record volumes in December.According to Reuters’ Refinitiv Eikon data, imports of LNG into China, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan have reached 20.5 million tons in December 5 percent above the 19.5 million tons imported in January 2018, which was the previous monthly record.Citing Kittithat Peomthaveepong, FGE’s analyst, Reuters reports the jump was helped by the spot cargoes Chinese buyers booked at the start of the year to avoid shortages during the winter period.Chinese imports rose 6 percent over November volumes, reaching 6.5 million tons of LNG during the month under review.The colder weather also boosted Japan’s imports to a 10-month high and South Korea’s imports rose as the maintenance of nuclear power plants and a delay in the start of new nuclear power capacity. LNG World News Stafflast_img read more

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Step 1: legalize. Step 2: commercialize.

first_imgMercatorNet 20 April 2015Kevin Sabet is one of the leading voices opposing the legalization of marijuana in the United States. He has been featured on the front page of the New York Times and in virtually every major media publication and news channel on the subject of drug policy. MercatorNet’s associate editor, Zac Alstin, asked what drives his campaign.Zac Alstin: What’s your biggest fear about the legalization of marijuana in the US?Kevin Sabet: I am against legalization, but not against reform. We need to rethink current laws and reduce our overreliance on the criminal justice system. We also need better re-entry and recovery programs. At the same time, when I see what’s going on in places like Colorado, we’re foolishly going down the path of creating another Big Tobacco. The idea that we would think of legalization as a public health success is misguided unless in you’re in the business of making money off addiction. That’s what this is about: money.Zac Alstin: You’re worried that marijuana will grow from a Mom and Pop industry into a corporate behemoth like Big Tobacco. But is anyone actually planning to create Big Marijuana?Zac Alstin: If marijuana is legalized and corporatized, what kind of world will American kids grow up in?Zac Alstin: But can’t you regulate the industry, just as tobacco is regulated today?Zac Alstin: Who are the commercial interests behind Big Marijuana? What motivates them, what kinds of investors and entrepreneurs are putting their money behind this?Zac Alstin: Wouldn’t legalization help governments by widening their tax base and weakening organized crime by cutting out their profits?Zac Alstin: Are you optimistic about changing people’s attitudes toward legalization? Change is looking inevitable, isn’t it?http://www.mercatornet.com/articles/view/step-1-legalize.-step-2-commercialize/16003last_img read more

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Tapaz’s No. 7 most wanted person falls

first_imgFelomino’s apprehension was staged onthe strength of an arrest in relation to the murder charge he faces. ILOILO City – He was listed as the No. 7most wanted person in the municipal police station of Tapaz, Capiz. The suspect was detained in the lockupcell of the Tapaz police station. The 56-year-old Artemio Felomino wascaught in Barangay Roxas, Tapaz around 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, police said. No bail bond was recommended for histemporary liberty./PNlast_img

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