Broadway Star Krysta Rodriguez Reveals Breast Cancer Fight & New Fashion Blog

first_img Watch Rodriguez’s episode of Broadway Nosh below. “In addition to performing, I’ve always had a passion for art, fashion, decoration and overall beautification,” Rodriguez said. “Since being diagnosed with breast cancer in the fall of 2014 on the heels of my 30th birthday, I’m taking this passion of beautification to my treatment. I’ve always believed you feel better when you look better. ChemoCouture will be dedicated to all things fun and fashion, while being focused on the specific needs of those women going through chemo. My goal is to have us all feeling beautiful together, wherever you are in your life.” Rodriguez most recently starred on Broadway opposite Zachary Levi in the 2013 musical comedy First Date, and took viewers backstage with her popular video blog Kiss & Tell. She won a 2010 Audience Choice Award for Favorite Breakthrough Performance as Wednesday Addams in The Addams Family and also appeared on the Great White Way in Spring Awakening, A Chorus Line, In the Heights and Good Vibrations. TV viewers know her as Ana Vargas on the second season of NBC’s Smash. View Comments Smash star and Audience Choice Award winner Krysta Rodriguez revealed her fight with breast cancer on this week’s episode of the new cooking series Broadway Nosh. Alongside her longtime friend, Nosh hostess Kirsten Wyatt, Rodriguez talks about her new cancer-friendly diet, teaching viewers how to make “cauliflower mashed fauxtatoes,” and just-launched fashion blog, “ChemoCouture” at read more

Workshops Help People

first_imgIt seems perfect.* In south Georgia, many farmers look for a new moneymaking crop.* Around Atlanta, other workers look for career changes. (Often, layoffs force theissue.)* Meanwhile, greenhouse, nursery and landscape markets blossom.Thriving markets look made-to-order for people seeking promising business ventures.Between the people and the prospects, though, stands a stark reality: 85 percent of allnew businesses fail within the first five years.”That’s where we’re trying to help,” said Paul Thomas, a horticulturist withthe University of Georgia Extension Service.Extension specialists will lead a workshop March 20-22 in Athens. Along with the UGABusiness Outreach Services, Georgia Commercial Flower Growers Association and GeorgiaGreen Industry Association, they hope to help new ventures start out right.An early, hands-on workshop March 19 will teach how to grow plants from seeds orcuttings.The workshops will offer 43 sessions. Over four days, greenhouse and nursery owners,landscape pros and UGA experts will tell just about everything anybody needs to know aboutstarting these businesses.”Through our county Extension offices, hundreds of people have shown an interestin starting businesses like this,” Thomas said. “And there’s plenty of room fornew people in this market.”The market in the Southeast is the strongest we’ve ever seen,” Thomas said.”Sales have gone up 13 percent per year over the past three years. Growers are makingmoney. And production is nowhere near the market capacity.”It’s not just a few niches, either,” Thomas said. “It’s herbs, groundcovers, shrubs, vines, trees, cuttings, bedding plants, perennials — there are thousandsof niches.”Taken together, “green industry” firms sell Georgia’s seventh-largest farmproduct, with more than $200 million in yearly sales.”It’s the fastest-growing commodity in Georgia, running neck-and-neck withcotton,” Thomas said. “And it doesn’t take but an acre of ground to get intothis business.”The workshops March 19 and March 20-22 are designed to show people how to grow plants,how the industry works, what sells, how it sells and where it sells.The March 19 workshop requires pre-registration by March 15. A $150 fee coversequipment, supplies, books and plants. The first 40 to register may attend.The fee for the March 20-22 workshop is $125 before March 15. It’s $145 after that. Thefee covers refreshment breaks, two lunches and materials.To learn more about the workshops or get a registration form, contact the countyExtension office. Or call 1-800-884-1419 or (706) 542-2134.last_img read more

Burlington unveils interactive ‘GIS’ map on Website

first_img— 30 — Source: The City of Burlington. Burlington, VT ‘ September 17, 2010. The City of Burlington announced today that a GIS (’Geographical Information System’) feature is available on the City’s Website. GIS integrates a variety of informational categories, or ‘layers,’ with an interactive map of a particular geographic area. For example, within Burlington’s GIS feature, one can choose to show all of the real estate transactions in the City over the last 12 months; clicking on a specific property will show the property address, sale date, and sale amount. ‘Layers’ on Burlington’s GIS feature include Census block tracts, current building permits, ward boundaries, the City’s FY11 street paving plans, and the location of parking garages, parking lots, and electric vehicle charging stations, among many other categories of information.‘As a City we’ve continued to look for ways to improve access to information and the availability of GIS on the City’s website offers a wealth of information in an easy to use, graphical form,’ said Mayor Bob Kiss. ‘It’s a feature that will enhance the public’s access to information, offer opportunities for better and more efficient inter-departmental communication, and in general help to promote all the things Burlington has to offer.’The City’s Director of Information Technology, Tim Barden, also cited increased access to information by the public through GIS, as well as the collaboration by multiple departments to develop the feature. ‘We’re pleased to have developed GIS as it is the ongoing goal of the City and the IT office to make public information in an electronic form as accessible and easy to use as possible. The layers that are available as of today are just the beginning. Hard work by IT staff, the involvement of Planning and Zoning, and the participation of several City departments made this possible.’The GIS effort was led by Scott Duckworth of the City’s IT office which is part of the Clerk-Treasurer’s Office. ‘Scott did a fantastic job of developing a state of the art GIS implementation for the City’ Barden said. Features were also incorporated by Planning and Zoning staff. Among other things the effort required gathering information from City departments that could be incorporated into the program. IT staff will continue to review available information for incorporation of additional ‘layers’ into GIS.The City’s GIS efforts were praised at a recent conference of municipal and county software users. At a session devoted to website presentation, Burlington’s GIS site was featured as a prime example of utilizing GIS to display a broad range of information.Burlington’s GIS can be accessed directly through is external) or going to the City’s homepage is external) and clicking on ‘Geographic Information Systems’ at the top right of the homepage.last_img read more

World Council initiates Project Storm Break in The Bahamas

first_img continue reading » The Coast Guard is supporting the Bahamian National Emergency Management Agency and the Royal Bahamian Defense Force, who are leading search and rescue efforts in the Bahamas. (Coast Guard Photo) The devastation wrought by Hurricane Dorian has prompted the Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions to initiate its first Project Storm Break response in The Bahamas—the same country where the disaster relief fund was officially launched just over one month ago.The Worldwide Foundation, the charitable fundraising arm of World Council of Credit Unions, is sending $10,000 in Project Storm Break funds to the Caribbean Confederation of Credit Unions (CCCU). CCCU is matching that donation, providing for a total of $20,000 to be used for immediate assistance.Project Storm Break funds will be distributed to help credit unions provide members and staff with emergency supplies.The money will also help credit unions quickly get back up and running so they can provide needed cash and other financial services to their members.center_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

How Democrats Missed Trump’s Appeal to Latino Voters

first_imgFellow Democrats complained about the Biden campaign’s sluggish Latino outreach for months, though the campaign eventually spent a record $20 million on Spanish-language television and radio advertising, more than double the Trump campaign’s $9 million, according to Advertising Analytics, an ad tracking firm. And both campaigns tried to target voters based on regional and national origin — there were advertisements featuring Cuban, Puerto Rican and Mexican accents.Indeed, the regional differences illustrate both political shifts and the way Latinos see themselves. In Arizona, for example, a historically Republican state shifted because of young Latinos who were politically activated by Senate Bill 1070, a 2010 state measure that was known as the “show me your papers” law and that critics called legalized racial profiling.- Advertisement – Yet one lesson of Arizona — that political identity is often built in the face of persecution — did not bear out in Texas, where over a year ago a gunman killed 22 people in El Paso, the largest anti-Latino attack in modern American history, after the authorities said he wrote a manifesto that echoed much of the president’s language.Texas didn’t even come close to flipping to the Democrats this year. Roughly 25 to 30 percent of Latino voters nationally have chosen Republican candidates for decades, but many Democrats said they were particularly alarmed by the loss of support in the Rio Grande Valley, where Mr. Biden won some border counties by significantly smaller margins than Hillary Clinton did in 2016. “People pretty much tend to attack us,” Alma Aguilar said at a small Black Lives Matter demonstration in the Phoenix suburbs this summer. “We are not treated the same way as white people.”Even as votes were still being counted, many Democrats credited young Latinas such as Ms. Aguilar for their success in the state. Local activists noted that while the Democrats celebrated, organizing voters began long before the national party invested in the state.“We did this,” said Alejandra Gomez, the co-executive director of Lucha, a voter engagement group that was established in response to anti-immigration state policies a decade ago. “We organized when nobody else was paying attention. It’s weird to say, but without that, I am not sure we would have flipped the state.”- Advertisement –center_img – Advertisement –last_img read more

MasterIndex research reveals: Half of Croats plan to spend the winter abroad

first_imgA significant majority of those planning winter trips will pay them with some form of non-cash payment, and only a quarter (28%) with cash. Thus, 43% of them intend to use debit, 26% credit cards, while 16% will use internet banking for payment. Only a quarter of those who will pay for their trips with debit cards will decide to pay in installments, while the number of those who will do so using credit cards is still higher – exactly half. In addition, the survey results show an increase in travel payments by debit cards by 5% compared to last year and a decrease in cash payments by 8% in the same period.As for spending on overseas travel, research has shown that cash is still the dominant form of payment. It is mainly used for shopping (55%), for paying in restaurants (70%) and fast food chains (72%), buying tickets for tourist attractions and attractions (65%), nightlife (70%) and paying for local public transport (68%). Most respondents buy foreign currency in Croatia before going abroad – 36% do so at a bank and 32% at an exchange office. Only a few decide to do so abroad, either at an exchange office (5%) or at an ATM (7%). Nevertheless, the share of those who buy foreign currency in the bank before going on the road decreased by 9% compared to last year, while in the same period the share of those who do so in the exchange office increased by 5%. When it comes to cards, only 7% of respondents use them exclusively abroad. However, the results still show an increase in their use – on trips outside Croatia, they are mostly used by 19% of respondents, which is an increase of 6%. “Although card payments are not yet dominant on foreign trips, as many as 93% of cardholders carry them with them outside the country. Thus, cards on foreign trips are widely used for shopping (57%), paying for accommodation (45%) and paying in restaurants (33%). Ultimately, over half (52%) of cardholders pay more than 40% of their overseas costs with their cards, using debit cards more often than credit cards., “Said Gea Kariž from Mastercard. As for the consumption itself, as last year, the average consumption on a trip abroad was almost 6.000 kuna. In addition, respondents aged 30 to 39 were found to spend slightly more than average. With the arrival of the winter months, many are planning trips and excursions outside the borders of Croatia. This includes Advent trips and New Year’s Eve in European capitals, but also going to popular ski resorts. The number of those who intend to travel abroad this winter is revealed by a new MasterIndex survey conducted last month.The results showed that almost half (46%) of Croats plan one-day trips and multi-day trips abroad. On the other hand, a quarter (27%) of respondents do not plan such trips, while the remaining quarter (28%) are undecided. Of those who intend to spend the winter abroad, as many as 60% are planning an Advent trip or a trip to one of the European cities, while almost a quarter (23%) will spend the New Year’s Eve in one of the nearby European destinations. Among them, there is a smaller number of those who plan a different trip (18%) or a ski trip (16%). On winter trips, most respondents intend to spend up to a week. At the same time, most skiers (61%) plan to stay on vacation for 5 to 7 days, while the majority (53%) of those who go on Advent trips, plan to spend one to two days abroad. This is not a surprise because, as research shows, Croats most often visit nearby European capitals when traveling abroad. Thus, the most visited destinations among the respondents in the past year were Ljubljana (29%), Sarajevo (19%), Budapest (19%), Vienna (18%), Munich (15%) and Belgrade (14%). By the way, most Croats most often travel within the country, either for business or leisure. In the past year, as many as 63% of business and tourist trips were within the borders of Croatia, and approximately a quarter within the euro area. It was only about ten percent of the trip outside. When it comes to booking accommodation on winter trips, the majority (82%) of respondents intend to book it online, through the booking pages or pages of travel agencies and accommodation providers, and only 13% in the office of the travel agency. On the other hand, only a few (16%) claim that there is no need for a reservation.The average consumption on a trip abroad was almost 6.000 kunalast_img read more

Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil rejects transfer offer from Fenerbahce

first_imgArteta has frozen Ozil out of the team (Picture: Getty Images)Mesut Ozil has turned down an offer to leave Arsenal for Fenerbahce in the next transfer window, according to reports.The German looked to be a key part of Mikel Arteta’s plans when the Spaniard took over from Unai Emery in December.However, the 31-year-old is yet to feature for the Gunners since the restart and with less than 12 months remaining on his contract, he faces an uncertain future at the Emirates.And according to German publication Bild, the midfielder has rejected an advance from Turkish Super Lig side Fenerbahce.ADVERTISEMENTOzil’s £350,000-a-week wages proved to be too big of a stumbling block in negotiations.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe report states that the World Cup winner plans to see out the remainder of his contract at Arsenal, despite his lack of game time. Advertisement Advertisement Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil rejects transfer offer from Fenerbahce Ozil was a key player for Arteta before the lockdown (Picture: Getty Images)Speaking before Arsenal’s Premier League clash against Aston Villa on Tuesday night, Arteta suggested that Ozil still has a chance of getting back into the team.The Spaniard highlighted the case of Granit Xhaka, who re-established his place in the side after previously being stripped of the captaincy by former boss Emery.When asked if Xhaka’s revival could set an example for outcasts Ozil and Matteo Guendouzi to follow, Arteta said: ‘That applies for any player, and any member of the staff.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘If you really show that then you’re deciding to do the best, not for yourself, but for the team and for the club, I think everybody will welcome you.‘It’s not just me that has to give the green light. It’s everybody that has to be supportive and you need to feel as well that support from everybody because if not it’s a very uncomfortable situation.’MORE: Joe Willock admits Arsenal players were ‘a bit sceptical’ when Mikel Arteta first arrivedMORE: Dani Ceballos speaks out on his future at ArsenalFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Comment Metro Sport ReporterMonday 20 Jul 2020 5:26 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.7kShareslast_img read more

This home is not just impressive it also had a solid historical pedigree

first_img9 Lion St, Ipswich. Picture: 1921 it was then bought by Joseph Foote and Wilfred Foote, grandson of John Foote the co-founder of Cribb & Foote.In 1925 it was sold to Marian Parkinson and Hugh Parkinson, the Director of The Queensland Times and son of the founder. and then in 1961 it sold to Roderick Foote and Harry Victor Gibbs, a local solicitor of note whose son Sir Harry Talbot Gibbs later went on to become the 8th Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia.More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019 9 Lion St, Ipswich. Picture: colonial home has 3.5 metres high ceilings, VJ walls, period windows, and timber floorboards.The restored home has a modern kitchen with Caesar Stone bench tops and dual sinks and a stainless steel Belling double oven. 9 Lion Street Ipswich has been owned by some impressive Ipswich identities. Picture: home is not just impressive looking, it also comes with a solid historical pedigree.The land that the home at 9 Lion St, Ipswich sits on was bought in 1904 from the family of the then Ipswich Mayor Mr. Pettigrew.The home was built in 1907 for Jeanie Whitehead, who was the wife of renowned local photographer Francis Arnold Whitehead. 9 Lion St, Ipswich. Picture: 9 Lion St, Ipswich. Picture: four-bedroom home is now listed for sale for $879,000 through Steve Athanates of NGU Real Estate – Brassall. 9 Lion St, Ipswich. Picture: are two new bathrooms with his and her vanities and a bathtub.Two living areas are on the upper level of the home and have original lap and sash windows and timber archways.last_img read more

Sexual health is important too

first_img Share Share Tweet Photo credit: Health Promotion Resource CentreSexual health is just as important as all other aspects of health, Coordinator of the National HIV/AIDS Response Programme, Allison Samuel has said.As part of Regional Testing Day activities, officers from the National HIV/AIDS Program visited one of the testing sites at Mahaut River in the Kalinago Territory on Tuesday June 13 2017. To first time testers Samuel said, “Congratulations, you’ve made a very, very wise decision because your sexual health is just as important as your physical health; it is just as important as your financial health.”She said a millionaire, who has HIV, is still concerned because their sexual health is in danger even if they have money. “If you can wake up every day and you can have breakfast, you can take a shower, you can get ready for school, for work but you are HIV positive and you don’t know because you’ve never tested, it means that your sexual health is still not where it’s supposed to be and any aspect of health that is affected it means that you are not healthy,” she said. Photo credit: Health Promotion Resource CentreRegional Testing Day, which will be observed on June 30th, is preceded by a one month campaign to raise public awareness on the need for persons to know their HIV/AIDS status.It was launched ten years ago to bring a greater awareness and is an initiative by LIVE UP: The Caribbean Media Alliance in collaboration with PANCAP and Scotia Bank.Testing will continue for the remainder of the month at the following locations:Friday June 23- Roseau Health Center (8a.m. – 1p.m.) at the Dominica Planned Parenthood Association (8:30 a.m. – 3p.m.)Friday June 30- Marigot Health District (8 a.m. – 5 p.m.), Roseau Health Center (8 a.m. – 1p.m.), National HIV/AIDS Response Unit (8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.), Portsmouth Hospital (9 a.m. – 3 p.m.) and La Plaine Health Center (9a.m. – 3 p.m.) Sharing is caring!center_img 265 Views no discussions Share HealthLifestyleLocalNews Sexual health is important too by: Dominica Vibes News – June 19, 2017last_img read more

Bulldogs Fall To Eagles In Close Middle School Hoops

first_imgThe 7th Grade Batesville Bulldogs basketball team lost a close one to the Jac Cen Del Eagles by a score of 38-33 in overtime.The Dogs came back from a 17-4 half time deficit. They were able to tie it up at 30 all in regulation, but missed out on some scoring opportunities in overtime to take the loss.Leading in scoring for Batesville was Lyle Oesterling with 13 points, followed by Bryson Bonelli with 7, and Cole Pride with 6. Rounding out the scoring were Willie Sherwood with 4, Landon Harrison with 2, and Max Baumer with 1.The 7th grade Dogs are now 0-2 on the season.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Ben Pierson.The 8th Grade Bulldogs fell to a solid Jac-Cen-Del squad 45-41.After falling behind early the Dogs rallied back, but couldn’t quite close the deal. The Bulldogs were led in scoring by Eli Pierson with 15, Cole Werner with 8, and Ian Powers with 7. Travis Lecher added 5. Ean Loichinger, Zach Wade ,and Cooper Wilhelm contributed 3, 2, and 1 respectively to round out the scoring.The Bulldogs are back in action Thursday against South Decatur. Come out and support you BMS middle school teams. Tip at 5:30.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Clint Pride.last_img read more