Rock Out in Iambic Pentameter With a Performance from Something Rotten!

first_imgHow can you hate Shakespeare…when Shakespeare is actually a leather-clad Christian Borle with a giant codpiece? Borle, Brian d’Arcy James, John Cariani and the cast of Something Rotten! stopped by the 30 Rock plaza to round out The Today Show’s Best of Broadway week on April 24. Take a look below as the Elizabethan crew performs a medley of two of the new comedy’s tunes: the candid “God, I Hate Shakespeare” and “Will Power.” You can catch Something Rotten!, which also features Heidi Blickenstaff, Kate Reinders and Brad Oscar on Broadway at the St. James Theatre. Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 1, 2017 Something Rotten! View Comments Related Showslast_img

It’s cold here, but what is the weather in South America?

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The first major story line for 2018 has to be the ongoing frigid temperatures across Ohio and the Midwest so far this winter. Those cold temperatures seem to affect human temperament as well as that of farm equipment, which makes for challenges in getting grain moved to final destinations. Not only do the trucks need to be operating at peak performance in these frigid temperatures, the driver has to be constantly aware of road conditions. Road conditions and temperatures could easily see some facilities needing grain moved today, not tomorrow in order to meet train shipping deadlines. Prolonged weeks of these conditions could cause ongoing headaches for those needing enough grain to keep facilities operating at optimum efficiency. The worst case scenario would see soybean crushing or corn ethanol facilities shutting down due to insufficient inventories on hand.Weather, prices, and demand will be major factors for grain prices in the next three to six months. It is just a matter of how those factors will dictate the makeup of upcoming headlines. The Jan. 12 USDA report will finalize 2017 corn and soybean yields and production. Many expect U.S. corn yields to increase slightly from the previous yields estimate of 175.4 bushels per acre. It seems to be an assumed fact that 2017 marks the second year in a row of record corn yields, a very unusual feat. The ballooning corn yields seen the last five years are due almost exclusively to technology. Traders will be looking very hard at corn exports. U.S. corn exports will be critical in determining the track of corn prices over the next three months. USDA currently has the 2017-18 exports at 1.925 billion bushels. The reality of corn exports for the first quarter of the marketing year is that they continue to lag behind the pace of last year when they reached 2.293 billion bushels. The expectations by many since September have been that while exports are behind last year, they could move above earlier projections. This is due to the potential of increasing exports during March to August with lower exports from Brazil and Argentina.Also adding to the woes for corn prices are ending stocks. The December 2017 USDA report had corn ending stocks at 2.437 billion bushels. That number is extremely close to the 2.5 billion bushel threshold that many consider to be very burdensome. If it is breached, corn could easily lose what little momentum it had during December. Two factors could cause the breach to occur — higher yields and lower exports. Watch those two items very closely. It is no question the market will move should they change in coming weeks. March CBOT has huge resistance at $3.55 and $3.72.Soybean ending stocks will also be critical for price direction into spring planting. Current estimates from December had ending stocks at 445 million bushels. Contrary to corn, soybean yields could decline slightly. Like corn, soybean exports are very suspect. They continue to lag behind last year’s sales pace. Currently, USDA has U.S. soybean exports at 2.225 billion bushels. A huge barometer for soybean ending stocks is 500 million bushels. While it would be a surprise for USDA to increase ending stocks 55 million bushels or more, bear in mind that USDA can provide a surprise when it is least expected. That’s why it’s called a surprise.In Ohio and the Midwest, the minds of many producers are focused on weather, not in the United States but in South America. Mid-January in South America is the equivalent of mid-July here — a critical time for corn pollination, temperatures, and rainfall in determining corn yields. While we are only a few days into 2018, it is very critical time for prices ahead for corn and soybeans. Through December there were no prolonged weather issues in South America with extremely high temperatures. Making the headlines late last month were indications China was very concerned about the quality of U.S. soybean imports due to higher than desired levels of foreign matter. This headline will loom large into March.last_img read more

Twitter’s New Image Search Takes Aim At Instagram

first_imgTags:#images#Instagram#twitter The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Related Posts adam popescu Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Late last week Twitter rolled out a new image search function that previews photos at the top of queries. This improvement has been in the works for some time, and is a step towards a head-to-head battle between Twitter and social image giant Instagram.Twitter says the move was made to “highlight the photos, videos and news shared on Twitter, all wrapped up in more social context,” according to Tian Wang on the Twitter blog. Search, Post, Share A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Right now, image results are only for selected terms. The use of hashtags before some words can determine whether or not the search function works or not. For example, dogs does not illicit results, but #dogs does (same for canine rivals cats and #cats). More terms will be integrated as the tool gets further refined. Since its 2006 debut, Twitter has built a base of 140 million users and dominated the micro-blogging world. Up until recently, this content has been far more textual than image based. However, rear-view mirror competition has precipitated change. A slew of recent moves point to Twitter effectively declaring war against rival Instagram: The addition of highlighted video news.Image previews for articles and stories.The new photo search.Rumors of adding filters to images.Despite Twitter’s attempts, though, Facebook’s Instagram, with a reported 100 million users, has kept its stranglehold on social photography. And it has moved to keep Twitter out by making it hard to tag Twitter profiles in Instagram posts (here’s how to share your Instagram photos on Twitter).Social media strategist Nick Cicero says Twitter’s latest move is a fight to own social images. “It’s really becoming a battleground for social image and rich media in general,” Cicero said. “Twitter is putting an emphasis on sharing rich media, not just 140-character messages. Twitter and Instagram have millions of users with camera phones in their pockets, so the playing field is level. The goal is making the most attractive platform for people to spend the most time sharing their experiences through pictures.” Image courtesy of Shutterstock.last_img read more

Refreshed SBP, Gilas Pilipinas logos unveiled

first_imgDA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew LATEST STORIES “We restructured the SBP in the direction that we’ve set the federation to embark on,” he said.Gilas Pilipinas’ branding will now be implemented across all of the “six pillars” of the program according to Panlilio.Within the revamp are the official appointments of coach Yeng Guiao as program director the men’s program and Patrick Aquino for the women’s program. Tab Baldwin was named program director for the youth teams with Sandy Arespacochaga as the head coach. Meanwhile, coach Jong Uichico and Atty. Rebo Saguisag were identified as heads of the SBP Academy’s Commissions for Coaches and Tournaments, and Referees and Table Officials, respectively.“We officially announced a (reorganization) in SBP early this year but it was a process we went through identifying what key components of the body we wanted to strengthen, where we could have more improvements because there’s always a room to improve,” he said.Panlilio said the 3×3 squad, which is set to compete in FIBA 3×3 Asia Cup in Changsha, China, on May 28, will be the first to don the refreshed logos of the federation.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue The new Gilas logo features a silhouette of the Philippine Eagle superimposed on a basketball, which is split in red and blue, and adorned with the flag’s three stars and a partial view of the sun.“We wanted to show the motion of attacking our goals and programs—but in a very disciplined manner,” he said of the changes made to the logo.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsMeanwhile, SBP’s updated crest just features a sharper font style.Panlilio said that the changes are emblematic of the body’s push to “avoid confusion” and “set accountability across leaders.” Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated MOST READ SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte View commentscenter_img Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It’s PSEU that will run SEA Games eSports events, says POC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles SBP unveils new logos. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) unveiled a refreshed version of its logo and a new one for the Philippines’ basketball programs Wednesday night in a short press conference at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao.“We felt that after 10 years, we wanted a refresh not only cosmetically, but also structurally. We needed to strengthen a lot of areas,” said SBP president Al Panilio.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

India vs Australia: MS Dhoni, Shikhar Dhawan begin preparations for ODIs

first_imgMS Dhoni, Shikhar Dhawan, Kedar Jadhav, Ambati Rayudu and India’s other limited-overs specialists sweated it out at an optional training session ahead of the first ODI against Australia in Sydney.India will play a three-match ODI series against Australia starting January 12. The first match will be played in Sydney on January 12, the second in Adelaide on January 15 while the third ODI will be played in Melbourne on January 18.These are exciting times for Indian cricket.On Monday, India became the first Asian team to win a Test series in Australiia. Having won the first Test in Adelaide and the third in Melbourne, India looked good to win the New Year’s Test in Sydney before rain played spoilsport.Snapshots from #TeamIndia’s optional training session ahead of the 1st ODI against Australia. (@BCCI) January 9, 2019However, after the euphoria of the last few days, the focus will shift to the other big guns in the Indian team.MS Dhoni, who had retired from Test cricket in 2014 in Australia, will be one man to watch out for. He did not have a great 2018, managing only 275 runs from 20 ODIs. With the World Cup only a few months away, Dhoni will be looking to make the most of the games in Australia (and later in New Zealand).Dhoni along with Rayudu, Dhawan and the others chose to practice in the optional training session on Wednesday.We are what we repeatedly do! Excellence is not an act but a habit! (@JadhavKedar) January 9, 2019India have been in Australia since November. They started off with the T20I series which was drawn 1-1 after the final match in Sydney was washed out. India proceeded to win the Test series 2-1 and will now look to their ODI specialists to continue the good work.Rohit Sharma, who returned home after the third Test for the birth of his daughter, also joined up the Indian team. His form will once again be crucial when he walks out to open the innings with Shikhar Dhawan.Rohit finished 2018 as the second highest run-scorer behind Virat Kohli. Rohit scored 1030 runs and hit five hundreds in what was a fruitful year for India in limited-overs cricket.Dhawan, who scored 897 runs from 19 ODIs last year, was also seen training on Wednesday.Also Read | India look to close in on No.1 England in ICC ODI RankingsAlso Read | Babysitter Rishabh Pant in high demand as Rohit Sharma and Bonnie Paine seek helpAlso Read | So cute! Jasprit Bumrah bowled over by Aussie kid imitating his actionlast_img read more

Residents of Bellefield in Manchester Get Water Shop

first_imgStory Highlights The Minister said more water shops would be built, as there is a need for them where there is no available water supply across the island.More than 20,000 gallons of purified water will now be available daily, the Minister noted, and urged the citizens to protect the facility.Mr. McKenzie thanked Dillon Dawkins, who leased the land on which the facility was constructed. “This is what community involvement is all about,” he said.Mr. Dawkins told JIS News that he donated the land to house the water shop, because of the love he has for the community and the people. The lease is initially for 10 years, with an option to renew.“There were times when I was asked by people to take water to them, and I used my vehicle to do it,” he said.A resident of Bellefield, Claudine Lloyd, told JIS she is happy for the water shop. “It is better, cleaner and in a good environment. So far, we are enjoying it and we will see how good it works,” she said. It was built at a cost of $9.5 million and was officially opened on Thursday, April 25 by Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Desmond McKenzie. Also present were Mayor of Mandeville, His Worship Councillor Donovan Mitchell; and Member of Parliament, Peter Bunting. “For the next year, the water will be provided free of cost. We will review it then to see how it works, but no resident should be turned away, because there is no fee associated with the water at this time. We will be ensuring that the tanks should never run dry,” Mr. McKenzie said. center_img Residents of Bellefield, Banana Ground, Blue Mountain, Bombay, Virginia, Top Bellefield, Davyton and Coffee Grove in Central Manchester now have a reliable source of potable water, as a water shop has been opened in the area.It was built at a cost of $9.5 million and was officially opened on Thursday, April 25 by Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Desmond McKenzie. Also present were Mayor of Mandeville, His Worship Councillor Donovan Mitchell; and Member of Parliament, Peter Bunting.“For the next year, the water will be provided free of cost. We will review it then to see how it works, but no resident should be turned away, because there is no fee associated with the water at this time. We will be ensuring that the tanks should never run dry,” Mr. McKenzie said.Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Desmond McKenzie, fills a cup at the new water shop, which he officially opened at Bellefield in Central Manchester on April 25. Observing at second right is Member of Parliament for the area, Peter Bunting. Residents of Bellefield, Banana Ground, Blue Mountain, Bombay, Virginia, Top Bellefield, Davyton and Coffee Grove in Central Manchester now have a reliable source of potable water, as a water shop has been opened in the area.last_img read more