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Watch a Gorgeous First Look at the West End’s New Miss Saigon

first_imgThe heat is on in the West End! At last, we have video footage of the new revival of Miss Saigon, which began performances at London’s Prince Edward Theatre in May. Take a look at the absolutely epic trailer below, featuring such familiar Schönberg, Boublil and Maltby tunes as “The Movie in My Mind,” “The Last Night of the World” and “The American Dream.” The new production stars newcomer Eva Noblezada as Kim, Alistair Brammer as Chris and Jon Jon Briones as The Engineer. We’re prepared to swim across the Atlantic to catch this in person, but a transfer to the Great White Way would be great, too. View Commentslast_img read more

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UGA aids African poultry production

first_imgThe University of Georgia has received more than $440,000 as part of a collaborative research, outreach and education program aimed at encouraging sustainable poultry production in the west African country of Mali. This project is part of a research program at Colorado State University and funded by the United States Agency for International Development in Mali under a $5.25 million Poultry and Pastoralism Associate Award.The three-year program will be led by faculty in the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences departments of poultry science and agricultural and applied economics and the College of Veterinary Medicine pathology department. The program will be implemented in cooperation with the Mali Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries, U.S. Agency for International Development Mission in Mali, the Malian Extension Service and faculty at Colorado State University. “Research on improving poultry genetics, reproduction, nutrition, husbandry, disease prevention and marketing will especially impact women in rural areas who are the primary keepers of small flocks of chickens,” said Mike Lacy, head of the UGA poultry science department. “These women, along with their children, will directly benefit from increased income and improved nutrition.”During the next three years, a small but expandable poultry hatchery will be built in Mali. Research on small-flock production will take place at this center, as will outreach, training and education on poultry husbandry and marketing. Additionally, the hatchery will serve the regional community by rearing and then supplying healthy baby chicks to farmers.Ultimately, the center will be a model to help transfer poultry-rearing technology to producers, government agencies and development organizations while inspiring similar programs throughout the country and the region.“UGA is recognized as having one of the premier poultry science and health programs in the world,” Lacy said. “The university has more than 30 [faculty members] with doctorates in various disciplines related to poultry science, health and production. UGA is actively engaged in research, education and extension related to poultry production in the U.S. as well as other countries.”The Livestock-Climate Change CRSP was created in May 2010 through a grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development awarded to Colorado State University’s Animal Population Health Institute and their Institute for Livestock and the Environment. The goal of the program is to pursue interdisciplinary research, education and outreach in semi-arid regions to better the lives and livelihoods of small-scale livestock producers by developing strategies to help them cope with the impacts of climate change. For more information, visit www.csucrsp.org.last_img read more

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Deep Water Soloing at Tuck Fest 2017

first_imgThis past April, the U.S. National Whitewater Center hosted Tuck Fest, a three day celebration of the outdoor lifestyle through competitions, demos, and live music. During this year’s event, the USNWC debuted the world’s first Deep Water Solo climbing complex, bringing together top climbers from across the country to compete for a piece of the $15,000 purse.  Aaron Davis from Cliff Hangers (Mooresville, NC) and Kenny Benson from Inner Peaks (Charlotte, NC) were called in to set the routes for the inaugural competition. We caught up with them to get their thoughts on Deep Water Solo, Tuck Fest, and the impact of this climbing discipline.What is Deep Water Solo?Deep water soloing is a discipline of rock climbing, where a climber climbs over a pool of water. He/she is essentially climbing with no protection on the rock face, but is able to bail or take falls into the water as a “safe” way out. Obviously, you can still get injured if you fall incorrectly or fall from an extreme height. Any form of climbing is still considered dangerous.What are your goals when setting a DWS route?We wanted to make the climbers move in a spectacular way, both for themselves and the crowd, but the first priority is the safety of the climbers. After we set a climb that challenges them and provides a show for the crowd, we double back to check that we haven’t asked them to do anything too risky. Again, this form of climbing is still dangerous, and our job as setters is to make sure the athletes can have a good time and stay healthy. If they get injured, the show stops and the dynamics of the event change.How is it different than other route setting?Aaron: First, you’re over water, so there’s always that factor of “don’t go in the water”. Keeping everything out of the water, not dropping any bits, screws, holds etc. Obvious things. Nevertheless, you also have to pay close attention to the movement you’re producing. Will this move cause any potential weird falls or a collision with another climber? What can happen if the climber misses this move or jumps here? Questions like these are the ones we were constantly asking to make sure we weren’t putting any climber in danger.  Kenny: For me, this was my first time setting an event of this size. The USNWC put up a sizable cash purse which attracted very talented climbers and a media outlet to promote the comp nationwide. With this, we needed to set something that would show the athletes and viewers a good time. This was our “coming out party” and we needed to make a statement that would put ourselves in a good position for growth next year.What did you think about the caliber of athletes that came out to climb at Tuck Fest this year?The turnout this year was incredible. We had nationally recognized climbers competing alongside local crushers. Hopefully we can get more pros next year and keep this momentum going. We also hope to see more female competitors next time.What does a competition like this do for the climbing community both regionally and worldwide?These Deep Water Solo events are so much fun, not only for the athletes and setters, but the viewers as well. I know the crowd at Tuck Fest kept the energy high from start to finish. These events are easily understandable for the climbers in the crowd and the non-climbers. The added elements of speed and mental difficulty when in a head to head format comp makes the event exciting to watch while having an obvious winner at the end of each round.2017 Tuck Fest Deep Water Solo Climbing Comp ResultsMen’s Top 3 Finishers1. Carlo Traversi2. Nathaniel Coleman3. Ben HannaWomen’s Top 3 Finishers1. Kyra Condie2. Alex Johnson3. Arabella JarielTuck Fest 2018 will take place Friday, April 20th through Sunday, April 22nd at the U.S. National Whitewater Center.last_img read more

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East Farmingdale Man Charged With Fatal Hit-and-run

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A suspect has been arrested for allegedly killing a 27-year-old Oyster Bay man in a hit-and-run crash in Roosevelt last week, New York State police said.Wilkens Thelusma, 37, of East Farmingdale, was charged with leaving the scene of an fatal incident without reporting.Police said Thelusma was driving a Hyundai Sante Fe eastbound on the Southern State Parkway when he struck Rick Munoz, who walked into the roadway after allegedly crashing a stolen box truck on Thursday.Bail for Thelusma was set at $50,000. He is due back in court Wednesday.The investigation is ongoing and anyone who may have witnessed the crash or has relative information is encouraged to contact the New York State Police at 631-756-3300.last_img read more

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The multicultural opportunity in financial advising

first_imgThis is placeholder text continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr People of color are drastically underrepresented when it comes to financial advising, both in advising and receiving these services. That means less access to the resources and systems that can make financial stability and generational wealth real.Diversity in financial advising has historically been challenging. But it doesn’t need to be.At the CUNA Mutual Group Multicultural Center of Expertise, in partnership with our Center for Advisor Excellence, we conducted research on financial advising and credit union members.We learned that credit unions have the power to make a meaningful impact on how diverse populations build toward financial security.center_img This post is currently collecting data…last_img read more

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Realme Buds Air Pro Review

first_imgAlthough not quite as detailed-sounding as the Oppo Enco W51, the Realme Buds Air Pro is a comfortable, easy-going pair of earphones. The sound was clean, entertaining, and free of irritations. I used my OnePlus 7T Pro McLaren Edition to test the Realme Buds Air Pro, with Spotify, YouTube Music, and Tidal to stream music over the AAC Bluetooth codec.Starting with Tidal Masters, the Realme Buds Air Pro sounded decent enough, but didn’t seem to be putting the excellent audio stream quality to any real use. The sound was clean and enjoyable, but the level of insight and detail that the Lypertek Tevi can bring out with this same track and streaming service was missing.Even compared to the similarly positioned Oppo Enco W51, the Realme Buds Air Pro wasn’t doing too much to draw out the detail and definition in the Tidal Masters tracks; Supalonely by Benee sounded just the same as when playing a lower quality stream on Spotify, with a safe sonic signature. The catchy beat was enjoyable, with strong bass response, comfortable mids and highs, and enough detail to make this a pleasant pair of earphones to listen to.While there was some detail to be heard in the sound, it wasn’t a vast amount; instead, I could hear small hints of definition and detail rather than the more natural and balanced approach that the Oppo Enco W51 and Lypertek Tevi bring to the music. Switching to compressed audio on Spotify retained the decent soundstage and the level of detail, suggesting that the Realme Buds Air Pro is being held back by its drivers and tuning, rather than codec support.Active noise cancellation on the Realme Buds Air Pro is decent for the price, offering slightly better performance than on the similarly priced Oppo Enco W51. This is still budget performance, offering an audible reduction of most background sound, but the ANC isn’t as intelligent and sensitive to changes in the environment as on more expensive pairs of headphones.realme buds air pro review case Realme Realme Buds Air ProThe charging case has a USB Type-C port Which are the best truly wireless earphones under Rs. 10,000? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below.Affiliate links may be automatically generated – see our ethics statement for details. realme buds air pro review main 2 Realme Realme Buds Air ProThe Realme Buds Air Pro is among the most affordable true wireless earphones to feature active noise cancellation Although the changes from product to product have been gradual, Realme has come a long way in a short time. The Realme Buds Air Pro looks considerably better than most of the company’s earlier earphones. It also fits a lot better and more comfortably, thanks to a proper in-canal design, unlike the outer-ear fit of the Realme Buds Air and Buds Air Neo. I quite liked the glossy plastic finish of the Realme Buds Air Pro, and I’m of the opinion that the black version looks a bit better than the white one that I was sent for review.The charging case is a bit larger and nicer looking than what I’ve seen on earlier Realme true wireless headsets. The earphones latch into the case and the lid snaps shut magnetically. The easy-to-miss pairing button is on the right side, while an indicator light at the front tells you the charge status of the case itself.Each earpiece has three microphones – two for active and environmental noise cancellation, and one to capture your voice on calls. The earphones are IPX4 rated for water resistance, and are powered by 10mm dynamic drivers. For connectivity, the headset uses Bluetooth 5 with support for the SBC and AAC codecs. There is also a super-low-latency mode, which Realme claims can bring down the audio delay to 94ms.- Advertisement – Realme’s foray into audio started with the basics; the affordable wired Realme Buds wasn’t the most impressive offering in its segment even back then, but it was a reasonable first attempt from a company that only started selling smartphones in India in 2018. Since then, Realme has launched many more models, including wired, wireless, and true wireless headsets. The Realme Buds Air Pro is its most expensive pair of earphones yet.Priced at Rs. 4,999, the Realme Buds Air Pro offers premium features that are rare in this price segment, including active noise cancellation and app support. Like many of Realme’s other audio products, the Buds Air Pro is feature-filled and rather impressive on paper. but how do these earphones perform? We review the Realme Buds Air Pro to find out.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – These earphones tended to reduce low-end frequencies more than high-frequency ones. This was particularly evident with a cleaning robot; the low rumble of the air exhaust was made quieter, but the high-pitched whirring of the suction motor didn’t seem to be affected at all.There is also a transparency mode, which sounded very natural to me. It didn’t completely open up the microphones, only allowing a bit of sound in for a natural ambient listening effect. Gaming mode worked well in terms of a noticeable reduction in latency (at the slight cost of detail), and the Realme Buds Air Pro also performed well on voice and video calls.VerdictRealme’s slow and calculated approach to the audio segments it enters has finally come to fruition with the Buds Air Pro. This is a good pair of true wireless earphones that offers a lot for the price, and unlike most of Realme’s earlier audio products, has no significant drawbacks. It’s a well-designed, feature-filled headset, and sounds decent as well.If you’re looking for a good pair of true wireless earphones for less than Rs. 5,000, the Realme Buds Air Pro is among the best you can buy from an all-round perspective. Although it isn’t exceptional in any single way, it offers capable and entirely functional performance overall, including sound quality, ANC, and battery life. The Oppo Enco W51 may sound a bit better at the same price and does also support wireless charging, but the Realme Buds Air Pro offers better app support, features, and active noise cancellation, making this a worthwhile alternative.Price: Rs. 4,999ProsGood looks, comfortable fitActive noise cancellationLots of useful featuresDecent, safe sonic signatureConsNot very detailed soundANC isn’t very sensitive to changes and high-frequency soundsAverage battery lifeRatings (out of 5)Design/ comfort: 4Audio quality: 3.5Battery life: 3.5Value for money: 4.5Overall: 4 There are touch sensors on the outer part of each earpiece, and the Realme Buds Air Pro recognises simple tap-based controls. These can be customised through the Realme Link app for Android. Although I did occasionally have misfires, the tap controls usually worked well for me. You can assign four different functions to the double-tap and triple-tap gestures on either side, including the ability to control playback, cycle through noise control modes including ANC and hear-through, invoke the default voice assistant on your smartphone, or deactivate the gesture.The app also lets you see the battery level of each earpiece and the case, change the noise control mode, and activate one of the three special modes – Game, Volume Enhancer, and Bass Boost+. You can also update the firmware for the earphones, if or when updates are made available. The app worked well for me, but I didn’t need it for much beyond the initial setup of the headset.The key addition that sets the Realme Buds Air Pro apart from the rest of the company’s true wireless product range is active noise cancellation. There is also support for Google Fast Pair, and once connected and linked to your Google account, you can check the battery levels of the earphones and case through a pop-up display on the Android system itself, which can be seen in your notification shade. This pop-up shows up every time the earphones are connected to the smartphone.You get a total of four pairs of ear tips in the box, along with a USB Type-C cable for charging. The case supports fast charging for a claimed three hours of playback time from 10 minutes of charging. I was able to fully charge the earphones and case in about two hours. The earphones ran for around four hours per charge with active noise cancellation usually enabled and with music playing at moderate volumes. The charging case added three full charges to the earphones, for a total battery life of around 16 hours per charge cycle.The Realme Buds Air Pro sounds pretty goodSome pretty impressive true wireless headsets have launched over the last couple of months, including the Huawei FreeBuds 3i and Oppo Enco W51, that have pushed the boundaries of what’s possible on a budget. With the Buds Air Pro, Realme joins this group in producing true wireless earphones that truly defy expectations attached to the price. This is a capable pair of earphones with good sound, decent active noise cancellation, and worthwhile features, all at a very good price.realme buds air pro review single Realme Realme Buds Air ProThe earphones have touch controls, which are customisable through the Realme Link app Lots of features in the Realme Buds Air Pro- Advertisement –last_img read more

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EasyJet q4 2020 earnings

first_imgDespite the troubling times for the business, EasyJet’s CEO said the company was on track to benefit from a recovery phase.“We also know the attraction to the brand in terms of the trust it generates for customers, and also, the value for money that we represent gives a good foundation and bounce back strongly when the recovery comes,” Johan Lundgren, EasyJet CEO, told CNBC’s Squawk Box Europe Monday.Shares of EasyJet are around 45% lower since the start of 2020. EasyJet reported revenue of £3 billion for its full 2020 fiscal year, marking a drop of 52.9% from the previous year.The number of passengers also sank by 50% over the same period on the back of stay-at-home orders, quarantine policies and other Covid-related restrictions.Other highlights for the year:Capacity down by 45.7% from 2019.Revenue reached £3 billion vs £6.4 billion a year ago.Load factor down by 4.3 percentage points.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Sean Gallup | Getty Images center_img LONDON — Revenue at EasyJet fell more than 50% in the year to the end of September, the company said on Tuesday, after the coronavirus pandemic brought the travel industry to a halt. The British airline said it was only expecting to fly about 20% of its planned capacity in the final three months of 2020. – Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

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First GET STARS marks assigned

first_imgThe awarding of GET Stars for the first few winemakers of the Moslavina vineyards was held in cooperation with the Sisak-Moslavina County Tourist Board, the Sisak-Moslavina County and the winemakers of the Moslavina vineyards. Photo: Silvija Munda The “Stars of Wine Tourism” project consists of the White Cluster Award, GET Stars labeling of wineries and online guides. In addition to the Recommendation, one, two or three Stars, in the GET Stars label system there is also Excellence GET Star (Star of Excellence), for wineries that raise their presentation to a much higher level and create an unforgettable experience. The evaluation is performed according to a single rulebook, the criteria of which serve as guidelines according to which the jury, with the conclusions of several expert controllers in the field of tourism, ethnography and urbanism, according to its own assessment makes the final evaluation. “After the winery receives the label, the control does not stop, so the obtained labels can be confirmed or improved, but also lost. This way we will ensure that GET STARS labels are a guarantee for the quality of service in wineries “, explains  Tomislav Stiplošek  and adds:” What Michelin is for restaurants, GET STARS will become for wineries in wine tourism ” First GET STARS tags the GET Recommendation plate was received by Sven Đozo in front of the basement Ilovčakpločica s oznakom “one G.E.T Star” (jedna Zvjezdica)  dodijeljena je vinarijama Mix i Miklaužić Sve vinarije bit će uvrštene u višejezičan online vodič – katalog koji pruža mogućnost pretrage prema ključnim riječima i G.E.T. Stars oznakama. Uz takav vodič i druge komunikacijske kanale, G.E.T. Stars oznake dobivaju svoju praktičnu primjenu – one moraju biti poznate i vidljive široj publici koja će putem njih vrlo lako zaključiti o kakvoj vinariji se radi i što mogu tamo očekivati.center_img pločica s  oznakom “three G.E.T. Stars” (tri Zvjezdice) dodijeljena je gospodarstvu Kezele. With the aim of raising the quality and recognizability of the tourist offer in wine, ie eno-gastro tourism, the Zagreb Association for Table Culture GET (gastronomy, oenology, tourism) launched the project GET Stars – Stars of wine tourism.  Pločica s oznakom “three G.E.T. Stars” (tri Zvjezdice) dodijeljena je gospodarstvu Kezele / Foto: Silvija Munda pločica s oznakom “two G.E.T. Stars” (dvije Zvjezdice) dodijeljena je vinarijama Trdenic i Vostinic-Klasnic “Turistima nije bitan samo proizvod, već cijeli doživljaj. Zato smo odlučili provesti kategorizaciju vinarija temeljenu prvenstveno na aspektima turističke ponude. Cilj je tako turistima olakšati izbor gdje, kada i kamo otići, što mogu očekivati i ono najbitnije, unaprijed im dati do znanja što svakako trebaju probati, jer mnogi od njih ne poznaju naše vinarije i vinare, a domaćini se ne sjete ponuditi neke proizvode, ili čak smatraju da su neki proizvodi „preobični“, a upravo su takvi proizvodi turistima interesantni” ističu iz G.E.T. Udruge te dodaju kako su segmenti projekta “Zvijezde vinskog turizma” nastali su iz zaključaka proizašlih iz dugogodišnjeg rada na terenu i razgovora sa svim akterima vinskog turizma – od vinara, preko turističkih djelatnika do turista i potrošača.last_img read more

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French asset owners top up Novo SME bond funds by €400m

first_imgFrench institutional investors, including the country’s mandatory pension fund for civil servants and the national pension reserve fund, have stumped up an additional €405m for the Novo funds.The new money was allocated as part of a second capital raising, which surpassed the initial target of €305m and takes the total size of the Novo funds to more than €1.4bn.“Practically all” of the 24 initial investors in the Novo funds participated in the increase, according to a statement from Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations (CDC), the state-backed financial institution, and the French insurance association.IPE understands that four of the initial investors did not participate in the fresh capital increase, although this was for reasons independent of the Novo funds themselves. The four are ACM, AG2R La Mondiale, Crédit Agricole Assurances and Humanis Prévoyance.A spokesperson for ERAFP, the €23.5bn mandatory additional pension scheme for civil servants, confirmed that it participated in the capital raising, noting that this was done under the pension fund’s multi-asset mandate managed by Amundi.Among the other investors in the Novo funds is Fonds de Réserve pour les Retraites (FRR), France’s €36.3bn pension reserve fund, and several insurers.The Novo funds were set up in 2013 at the initiative of CDC as part of the French government’s launch of “fonds de prêts à l’économie” (FPE) to kick-start a market for lending to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).They were initially open to, and backed by, insurance companies but have since been made accessible to a wider range of institutional investors, including pension providers.There are two Novo funds, Novo 1 and Novo 2, which invest in SMEs and what in France are known as ETI, for “intermediate-sized enterprises”.Although the Novo funds can also invest in public bonds in practice, the type of companies they target prefer to borrow by way of issuing what are known as private placements – bonds that have some similarity with loans given that their terms are typically heavily tailored to the needs of the company and the usually small group of investors.Thierry Giami, adviser to CDC’s executive committee and a key figure behind the Novo funds, said Caisse des Dépôts was pleased with the funds’ performance and the impact they have had on the wider market for SME lending in France. “The Novo funds launched a market for private bonds that small companies didn’t have access to in France before 2013,” he told IPE. Several other private placement bond funds (FPEs) were created in the wake of the Novo funds’ launch, and Caisse des Dépôts and the investors are “happy to have been copied”, he added.FRR is looking to invest further in SMEs, having recently tendered a mandate to manage some €600m of investments in French private debt. Novo 1 is the larger of the two funds, now with €928m in assets, and is managed by BNP Paribas Investment Partners. Novo 2, with €492m, is managed by Tikehau Investment Management.The new capital raised is being split across the two funds in the same proportions as for the first closing, IPE understands, with two-thirds (€268m) being allocated to Novo 1 and the balance to Novo 2.last_img read more

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Homicide rap puts laborer behind bars

first_imgOfficers of the municipal police station served the warrant issued byJudge Mila Yap-Camiso of the Regional Trial Court Branch 74 in La Carlota City,Negros Occidental dated Nov. 11, 2019. BACOLOD City – Charged with homicide, a laborer was nabbed in BarangayCrossing Magallon, Moises Padilla, Negros Occidental. The 42-year-old resident Romel Untal was arrested on the strength of anarrest warrant around 10 a.m. on Monday, a police report showed.  Untal was detained in the custodial facility of the Moises Padillapolice station. A P40,000 bail bond was recommended for the suspect’s temporaryliberty./PNlast_img read more

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