Dear Evan Hansen Will Play Off-Broadway After D.C. Premiere

Dear Evan Hansen Will Play Off-Broadway After D.C. Premiere

first_img Dear Evan Hansen Dear Evan Hansen, the new musical from Benj Pasek, Justin Paul and Steven Levenson, will head to off-Broadway’s Second Stage Theatre in the spring of 2016. The show, directed by Michael Grief, is currently playing at Washington, D.C.’s Arena Stage, where it will run through August 23. Exact dates for the New York production, will be announced later.With a book by Levenson, lyrics by Pasek and music by Paul, the show follows Evan Hansen, who’s about to find out what it really means to belong. Dear Evan Hansen is the contemporary story of his search for the things in life we all need: Friends, family and a place to call home.No casting has been announced yet for the show’s off-Broadway bow. The Arena Stage production stars Broadway alum and Pitch Perfect star Ben Platt, as well as Laura Dreyfuss, Mike Faist, Rachel Bay Jones, Jennifer Laura Thompson, Will Roland and Michael Park. from $89.00 Related Shows View Commentslast_img read more

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Floral Beauty

first_imgAfter a hurricane, you find beauty and pleasure in simple things. In my case, it is the old-fashioned zinnia. Now I say “old-fashioned” because we grew them from generic seed packets, so I don’t know the variety. I would say it is the zinnia you grew up with as a kid.If you are like me, zinnia was one of the first plants you grew from seeds, and you have to admit there is nothing prettier than the large flower. Over the years I have grown large amounts of Benary’s giant zinnias for cut flowers, and I can tell you that an acre of zinnias is a breathtaking site.I love zinnias in single colors and I love them in mixes. I love them in dahlia form and in those we call “cactus.” At the University of Georgia Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens and Historic Bamboo Farm, we planted our zinnias to add a different sparkle this year, if you will, to our pollinator beds. Lest you have forgotten, zinnias bring in butterflies just like other pollinator magnets. If you haven’t tried them in a while, they may surprise you.So after Hurricane Hermine reached us as a tropical storm and Hurricane Matthew turned what seems to be the entire East Coast literally upside down, I do find pleasure in the large 4- to 5-inch-wide zinnias. They are blooming their hearts out, bringing in Gulf fritillaries and common buckeyes.You may think it’s a little late to be talking zinnias, and it is over much of the country. Zinnias are champions for a long, hot summer, but they can also be sown as succession crops all the way to fall. They partner wonderfully well with other colorful fall bloomers like mums, Mexican bush sage and asters. You will notice they bloom before and after mums, and they are downright inexpensive.Maybe the point of this article is to remind you to introduce your children to this incredibly beautiful flower next spring. This is one flower that can create a gardener in little ones. Use it to introduce children to butterflies and the pleasure of having fresh cut flowers on the table.Whether you choose a package of generic zinnias sold by color or a mix or you find Benary’s giants, Dreamland or the Magellan series, know they prefer full sun to really put on a dazzling performance. Prepare flower beds by incorporating 3 to 4 inches of organic matter and 2 pounds of a slow-release 12-6-6 fertilizer per 100 square feet of bed space. Direct seed or set out transplants with little to no color showing.Thin seedlings to around 6 to 8 inches for the vigorous growth that is about to occur. Mulch when the seedlings are large enough or after setting out transplants. Side-dress the young plants in six to eight weeks with light applications of the fertilizer.At the CGBG, we partnered zinnias with ‘Mystic Spires’ blue salvia, one of the most wonderfully persevering perennials we can grow. By doing this we have partnered the best of round flowers and spiky flowers for an unbeatable combination. I hope you will get to know zinnias again. Follow me on Twitter @CGBGgardenguru. Learn more about the CGBG at www.coastalGeorgiabg.org.last_img read more

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Forecast predicts European wind capacity will hit 252GW by 2022

first_imgForecast predicts European wind capacity will hit 252GW by 2022 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Windpower Monthly:Wind energy capacity will grow at an average 17.4GW per year up to 2022 across the continent, according to a new report by WindEurope. The trade body forecasts 86.9GW will be installed over next five years, reaching a total of 258GW in operation in Europe by 2022.Germany, Spain and the U.K. will continue to lead Europe for highest national capacity, but countries such as the Benelux nations, Norway, Turkey and France will all make important contributions to the 258GW total.Globally, Europe will account for a quarter of new total capacity additions by 2022. It also argued that with more encouraging policy frameworks in place, even more new capacity could be added in the next five years.The majority of the 86.9GW increase will be onshore, WindEurope stated in its report, Wind energy outlook in Europe: 70.4GW (81%) compared to 16.5GW (19%) of new offshore wind. Currently, onshore wind accounts for 90.7% (160.2GW) of Europe’s total installed capacity of 176.5GW, according to Windpower Intelligence, the research and data division of Windpower Monthly.Germany will remain the country with the most installed capacity, reaching 73GW in 2022, up from 59GW today. Spain (30GW by 2022, up from 23.2GW today) and the UK (26GW by 2022, up from 19.3GW today) will remain in second and third place, WindEurope stated. However, due to strong growth in other countries, Germany’s share of the new installations will fall from 40% on average over the last five years to 24%, it added.More: European capacity to exceed 250GW by 2022last_img read more

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Vietnam looks to tap huge offshore wind potential

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Nhȃn Dȃn:The sea from Quy Nhon to Ho Chi Minh City is considered one of the areas with the greatest potential for offshore wind power production in the world, with average wind speeds of 7-11 metres per second, experts have said.The assessment was provided at a roundtable discussion on the development of offshore wind power in Vietnam with Dutch experience, held by the Dutch Embassy in Vietnam in collaboration with the Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) in Hanoi on April 9.Speaking at the event, Do Duc Quan, Deputy Head of the MoIT’s Electricity and Renewable Energy Authority, said that the demand for energy in Vietnam, especially electricity during 2020-2030, would be huge, as energy demand is increasing, while energy supply is and will be facing challenges, amidst traditional energy sources such as hydropower, coal, oil and gas that are gradually depleted and difficult to develop.In such context, considering the exploitation of renewable energy sources, the Vietnamese government aims to produce 10.7% of electricity from renewable sources by 2030. It targets that the total wind power capacity will reach about 1,000 MW by 2020 and 6,200 MW by 2030.Currently, Vietnam’s total installed wind power capacity is about 190MW, with four wind farms onshore and near shore with a capacity of 6 MW to 100 MW each, while an additional of 263 MW of wind power is under construction and 412 MW is in the process of appraisal approval. Approximately 4,236 MW have been approved, raising the total registered wind power capacity to 10,729 MW.With great advantages in wind power, especially the sea area from Quy Nhon city, in Binh Dinh province, to HCM City, offshore wind energy in Vietnam has yet been fully exploited. Meanwhile, the Netherlands is one of the top five countries in the world in research and development of offshore energy. The Dutch experience would be useful to Vietnam in selecting the optimal solution for the development of offshore wind power in the most appropriate way, Quan emphasised.More: Huge potential for offshore wind power development in Vietnam Vietnam looks to tap huge offshore wind potentiallast_img read more

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Gyms ask for answers after state says no on phase 4 of reopening

first_imgHashey says he’s introduced new modifications to his gym in hopes of making it safer to workout. The state has not released any information on when gyms could expect to re-open. “For a company to be able to financially plan, we’ll have some revenue next month, but how do I renegotiate my leases to try to survive to that point?” said Hashey. “If we’re not told what the end zone is, then we can’t score that touchdown.” Gyms are not included in phase four of New York State’s reopening plan, and that has some local gym owners looking to the state for what’s next. “Gyms should be able to open at a very limited capacity so they can test the guidelines from the state. They should start with appointment-based training so things are trackable and you can gather data through the process,” said Hashey. Without a date for reopening in sight, Hashey says that can make it difficult for planning ahead financially. center_img (WBNG) — If you were hoping to get that workout in this Friday when phase four is officially expected to begin, it seems you may have to wait a little longer. However, Hashey says when Synergy Athletics does reopen, it has to be done safe and right. “For the state, a couple days out to say, well that’s not enough, you guys can’t open. My question is why? What can we do now to connect the dots and make sure we do so in a safe way,” said Synergy Athletics President Joe Hashey. last_img read more

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Daily Kos Elections 2020 downballot liveblog thread #3

first_imgFollow: Daily Kos Elections on TwitterResults: Live Map • All Races (use dropdown)- Advertisement – Guides: Poll Closing Times • County Benchmarks • Hour-by-Hour GuideKey Races: Senate • House • Legislative Chambers • Ballot Measures • RedistrictingCheat-sheets: Key Race Tracker • Legislative Cheat-sheet Wednesday, Nov 4, 2020 · 1:30:39 AM +00:00- Advertisement – ·David Jarman Delaware Senate: This is more down-in-the-weeds than usual, but apparently Sarah McBride has won a race in the Delaware Senate, making McBride the nation’s first trans state senator.last_img read more

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LGIM turns up heat on company boards with voting strategy

first_img“Consistent and ongoing dialogue with companies is fundamental to our active ownership approach, and we engage with companies throughout the year to effectively influence and change behaviours,” he said.LGIM voted against 118 pay resolutions at UK companies in 2016, it said. In addition, it has backed the Hampton-Alexander Review, a government-endorsed project to encourage listed companies to have at least a third of leadership roles occupied by women by the end of 2020.On ESG, another core area of activity for LGIM, the group said it had raised sustainability-related topics at 47% of its 500 company meetings during the year.LGIM has vowed to vote against board chairs of companies that do not “embrace the transition to a low carbon economy”. In its Future Funds range – which includes the equity default option for HSBC’s defined contribution scheme – LGIM said it would divest from companies that did not adopt low carbon strategies.Sadan added that “the combined approach of ranking, engaging, voting, and divesting sends a powerful message that investors are serious about tackling this issue”. Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM) stepped up its activist role last year by opposing resolutions at more than half of the companies in the FTSE World indexes.LGIM, the world’s ninth-biggest asset manager according to IPE data, voted against at least one resolution at 56% of company shareholder meetings during 2016, according to its latest corporate governance report. In 2015, this figure was 52%.The group’s equity funds are predominantly passive, but LGIM said it did not abstain from any vote at UK listed companies. For its UK holdings, LGIM voted against resolutions at 23% of companies, compared with 18% in 2015.Sacha Sadan, director of corporate governance at LGIM, said the group had strengthened its voting policies on remuneration, board composition, and diversity during last year.last_img read more

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Cairns City, Gordonvale great for those renting close to trainline

first_img Edmonton (house) Cairns CBD (unit) Median value $417,007 Yearly growth 8.2%3-year growth 5.1%5-year growth 15.7%Median Rents $470Rental change (1 year) 12.6%Rental change (5 years) 22.1%Rental Yield 7.2% Median value $232,908Yearly growth -2.8% 3-year growth 4.0% 5-year growth 11.9% A historic steam train arriving in Cairns after making its way up the coast for Queensland Rail’s 150 year anniversary. The 1956 1079 steam locomotive and historic carriages arriving at Cairns station. Picture: Stewart McLeanHOMES in the handful of Far North suburbs lucky enough to be near a railway station may not fare the best in the capital growth stakes but in terms of rental returns, they are an investor’s dream.Cairns City units increased in value by 8.2 per cent over the year to July, making it the best performing railway suburb across the Cairns region, and the only to record an increase in 12-month growth, according to a recent CoreLogic reportRental yields in the CBD, Cairns North, Edmonton and Gordonvale were between 6.1 and 7.2 per cent, almost double that in Brisbane which currently sits at 4.4 per cent.Rents increased across the region over one year and five year period, except for in Gordonvale where the median rental price for houses was 2.1 per cent lower than one year ago.Since 2013, however, rents climbed 4.4 per cent in the town.While this may make railway suburbs more or less attractive for Far North buyers, Elite Real Estate Services Karl Latham said in all his years in real estate “it has never been a factor of people’s decision to buy a property”. “The reason is that there are no stations in suburbs. It has always baffled me as in my opinion it would certainly make sense to capitalise the rail line on the southern corridor with stations at White Rock, Bentley Park, Edmonton and Gordonvale and maybe even on the northern side at Aeroglen, Stratford, Freshwater and Redlynch,” he said. “This would certainly lift the congestion off the main roads and help to lift property values along these routes.“For people living in the city for the train station, I can’t see the day that it will happen as we are too isolated for it to be viable to commute this way, to head south by train to Townsville is six hours away. It takes four hours to drive it and it’s usually a clear run with very little traffic.”A CoreLogic spokesman said: “While being close to transport and amenities can increase incentive, we don’t consider these suburbs to be performing in a certain way on the basis of being ‘railway town’.” Babinda (house) Gordonvale (house)center_img Median value $322,486Yearly growth -3.0%3-year growth -1.1%5-year growth 8.6%Median Rents $380Rental change (1 year) 1.3%Rental change (5 years) 15.2%Rental Yield 6.1% Cairns North (Unit) FACTBOX Median value $241,442Yearly growth -0.7%3-year growth 1.7%5-year growth 13.6%Median Rents $335More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms2 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns2 days agoRental change (1 year) 1.5%Rental change (5 years) 19.6%Rental Yield 7.7% Median value $310,544Yearly growth -3.3%3-year growth -4.8%5-year growth 10.5%Median Rents $355Rental change (1 year) -2.1%Rental change (5 years) 4.4%Rental Yield 6.1%last_img read more

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Indiana Celebrates 20 Years of AmeriCorps

first_imgAmeriCorps members taking the pledge (Photo provided)INDIANAPOLIS– Last Friday, Hoosiers from around the state took part in a nationwide ceremony to mark AmeriCorps’ 20th Anniversary. As part of the event, 130 new members took a pledge to “get things done for America,” at Fort Benjamin Harrison State Park.The ceremony was part of a nationwide, simultaneous swearing-in of AmeriCorps members taking place. President Obama led the national ceremony and gave remarks to AmeriCorps members at the White House. From coast to coast 75,000 AmeriCorps members took their pledge, launching a new service year.“Every day in communities across The Hoosier State, AmeriCorps members are helping to make Indiana a state that works,” said Scott B. Sanders, Commissioner of the Indiana Department of Workforce Development. “We are proud of their extraordinary accomplishments over the past 20 years, and are excited to welcome a new class as they embark on their year of service.”AmeriCorps members serve at more than 25,000 locations from coast to coast, strengthening education, providing disaster services, fostering economic opportunity, assisting veterans and military families, preserving the environment, and expanding health services.last_img read more

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