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Marilyn Manson Crushed By Giant Gun-Shaped Stage Prop In NYC, Cancels Show [Watch]

first_imgUPDATE [Sun 10/1/17 – 5:40pm EDT]: Following the injury in NYC, Manson has postponed the next 9 dates on his ongoing tour to allow him time to heal up in his LA home. Details about the rescheduled dates will be announced shortly. We wish Manson a speedy recovery!It’s been quite a precarious week on tour for Marilyn Manson. Last night, Manson’s performance at New York City’s Hammerstein Ballroom was cut short after a large stage prop depicting two pistols crossed at the barrels fell on the mercurial singer, pinning him to the floor. Manson was performing his cover of the Eurythmics’ “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)” at the time of the incident. The concert was subsequently cancelled, and Manson was rushed to seek medical attention. A rep for Manson told Variety, “Manson suffered an injury towards the end of an incredible NYC show. He is being treated at a local hospital.”Fan-shot video shows Manson attempting to climb the giant guns prop before accidentally pulling it down on top of himself. You can watch more crowd-shot footage of the stage collapse below, via YouTube user Rock and Rollin’:This incident comes just one day after he reportedly “broke his ankle” onstage during a performance in Pittsburgh.The concert was the third stop on a world tour for Mr. Manson, whose 10th studio album, Heaven Upside Down, is scheduled to be released on Friday. Manson has yet to comment on the incident, or how it will affect his upcoming tour dates. Manson is scheduled to perform at Boston, MA’s House of Blues tomorrow night, October 2nd. For more information on Marilyn Manson’s upcoming scheduled tour dates, or to keep up with updates about the singer’s condition, you can head to his website.We hope Manson is okay and fully healed up soon![via LoudWire]last_img read more

‘Tis the Season to Sparkle & Shine with Holiday Inn’s Hoofers

first_img View Comments Holiday Inn, The New Irving Berlin Musical Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 15, 2017 Paige Williams, Amanda Rose, Megan Sikora & Shina Ann Morris of ‘Holiday Inn'(Photo: Matthew Murphy) Related Shows Photos: Matthew Murphy | Styling: David Withrow | Some wardrobe provided by: Beauty Mark by Byron Lars | Makeup Artist: Nicolette Gold | Styling Assistant: MacKinnley Bowden | Photography Assistant: Evan Zimmerman The great Irving Berlin is a pillar upon which the Great American Songbook stands. Based on the beloved 1942 film starring Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire, Broadway’s Holiday Inn is a festive celebration of his treasured tunes, including “Steppin’ Out With My Baby,” “Easter Parade” and “Cheek to Cheek.” The entire production brings the black and white movie into rainbow bright color, and the splashy dance numbers during Christmas, Easter and the Fourth of July make Holiday Inn truly vibrant. The fancy-footed cast features Megan Sikora, Amy Van Norstrand, Paige Williams, Amanda Rose, Samantha Sturm, Catherine Ricafort, Darien Crago, Jonalyn Saxer and Shina Ann Morris. Photographer Matthew Murphy glammed up and decked out the ladies for the season of silver and gold and captured them in action. Check out the gorgeous shots that are sure to put you in celebratory spirits!VIEW THE PHOTO GALLERYlast_img read more

Appalachian Seed Saving

first_imgGold may be rare in the north Georgia mountains, but now the region boasts a seed bank that might be worth just as much to Appalachian natives and local gardening enthusiasts.Becky Griffin, community and school garden coordinator for University of Georgia Cooperative Extension, has partnered with the University of North Georgia (UNG) to host a secondary site for heirloom seeds from the mountain region at the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Mountain Research and Education Center in Blairsville.Beginning in 2006, UNG’s Saving Appalachian Gardens and Stories project has collected, grown and shared seeds to preserve the area’s heritage as part of the Appalachian Studies Center in UNG’s College of Education.“The Upland Mountain South is home to some of the highest levels of agrobiodiversity in North America,” said Karrie Ann Fadroski, the project founder and UNG senior lecturer in biology. “Here, many gardeners continue to maintain their folk crop varieties that have been passed down through their family and community.”Seeds for cultivars like ‘Mr. Lovell’s Wintergreens’, ‘Aunt Cora’s Sunburst Tomatoes’ and ‘Lillian Marshall Bean’ that have been passed down for generations will now be stored in refrigeration at UGA’s Mountain Research and Education Center.Expanding to a second location is critical to ensure there are plenty of seeds available as a backup.“Some of these seeds that have been collected might be the only ones that are left,” said Griffin, an active seed saver and part of the Seed Savers Exchange and Community Seed Network nonprofits.“Seed saving and sharing can be an important way for many cultures to preserve their heritage,” she explained. “What makes people feel like they’re at home is what’s in their garden.”Seed saving can also be taught in collaboration with school gardens and intertwined with history lessons, Griffin noted.Blairsville’s Georgia Mountain Research and Education Center is an hour north of UNG’s main campus in Dahlonega. It’s been a center of agricultural research since the 1930s and is a fixture of the mountain community.“We have a long history in preserving our mountain heritage with native plants and promoting their use in the landscape through social programs,” said center Superintendent Ray Covington. “It is our pleasure to continue this tradition by providing a secondary site to save and preserve historic Appalachian seeds.” Learn more about the CAES Mountain Research and Education Center at gamountain.caes.uga.edu. For more information about saving and storing seeds, see UGA Extension Bulletin 1486, “Variety Selection and Seed Saving for Organic Growers,” at extension.uga.edu/publications.last_img read more

S&P: No end in sight for coal plant closings

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence ($):Despite presidential efforts to repeal regulations or otherwise boost coal consumption, power generators in the U.S. are set to retire a total of 14.3 GW of coal-fired power plant capacity in 2018, up from 7.0 GW of capacity retired in 2017, according to an S&P Global Market Intelligence analysis. This year will mark the highest level of coal retirements since 2015, when the U.S. power companies included in the analysis retired 14.7 GW of coal-fired capacity.Another 23.1 GW of coal plant retirements have already been announced or received regulatory approval for 2019 to 2024, marking 71.9 GW of coal retired or scheduled to be retired between 2014 and 2024. The analysis shows about 245.6 GW of current operating coal plant capacity in the U.S. and does not include more recent retirement announcements from Entergy Corp. and a city-owned coal plant in Michigan.Utilities have cited a range of reasons for closing coal plants including higher costs, aging plants, future regulatory uncertainty and public sentiment around the fuel and its contributions to climate change. The trend is expected to continue as aging power plants become increasingly uneconomic, Seth Feaster, an Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis energy analyst, wrote in an October report on coal retirements.NextEra Energy Inc. Chairman, President and CEO James Robo said on an October call that with government incentives, the new build cost of wind and solar is below the operating cost of existing coal and nuclear power plants in the U.S. and projected it will be lower even without incentives within a decade. “I think this industry has not really internalized yet how disruptive that will be when you see the ability to put to work those kinds of widespread renewables, particularly combined with storage,” Robo said.More ($): Coal plant closings double in Trump’s 2nd year despite ‘end of war on coal’ S&P: No end in sight for coal plant closingslast_img read more

What is your work language?

first_imgYou’ve probably heard of The Five Love Languages, a bestselling relationship book by Gary Chapman. In it, he talks about better ways of engaging with your romantic partner based on how you each express yourself romantically and by understanding each other’s needs.Some people really like being surprised with a gift. Others would rather you show your affection by helping out around the house – nothing says I love you like emptying the dishwasher or cleaning out those rain gutters! While some need to hear how much they are loved, others just want to sit together and enjoy the comfort of being close… while binge watching Game of Thrones of course.Understanding what makes our partners tick and being able to give them what they want, in a way they will appreciate, helps forge stronger relationships. If you know who your partner is and what they need to thrive, you are also better prepared to prevent and resolve conflicts. It’s why the love languages have become so popular over the years, and why people keep coming back to those core traits.Much attention is paid to love languages, but figuring out your Work Language is something that is often ignored.As much as people hate to admit it, we spend more time during our average week at work, and interacting with our co-workers, than we do at home with the people we love…which is why it is important to understand the people you manage to ensure that the environment you are creating within your office thrives as well.Much like problems within a relationship, a lot of problems at work come from A) not being able to read minds (we can’t help with that) and B) not understanding the underlying “work language” of your employee. We can help break down that barrier.A behavioral assessment, like The Omnia Profile, forms that Work Language. It translates a person’s traits and preferences into a how-to guide on properly incentivizing, communicating and engaging your employees.The first trait is assertiveness. Individuals can have varying degrees of assertiveness, from the bold and forceful to the meek and mild. Naturally, assertive employees are focused on personal accomplishment. These are the kind of people who excel in commission-based sales positions and are on the lookout for opportunities for advancement, whereas cautious employees are team oriented and look for ways to help others.The “assertives” can come off as being pushy, especially to your cautious workers, not because they are being jerks, but because, based on past successes, they are motivated to get the job done their way.  On the flip side, someone with a high level of caution could be seen as a pushover because they are willing to compromise and take direction. Neither are necessarily fair assessments.The next trait is often simplified as Extrovert vs Introvert, but that really just scratches the surface. Socially reserved employees are analytical and fact-driven; their conversations tend to get to the point and give you just what you need to know.  When you want specific information imparted to a customer, clearly and concisely, the analytic is the one to go to every time. Sometimes they can seem aloof to their gregarious counterparts, though.Socially confident employees are more emotionally based in their responses. It’s about how things make them feel and the connections they make with other people. They are great in networking positions that have a lot of face time in order to build and maintain relationships. They can come across as being needlessly chatty to an analytic, though. The analytics want to get right to the task, while the sociables want to get to know each other better first; that is how they build the bonds needed to feel a part of the team.Then there’s pace, which is all about a sense of urgency and patience.I’m sure everyone knows that person who, if they aren’t working on ten things at once, they aren’t happy. Those are the multi-taskers; they tell you they work best under the pressure of a deadline. Single-taskers, on the other hand, needs to have things ordered and deal with them one at a time. They often seem overwhelmed in a hectic workplace, because they most likely are. They need to be in a job or environment where they can get through each thing on their plate before moving on to the next.  This can be frustrating to someone with a dizzying sense of urgency, who may not understand that everyone is not wired the way they are. They often run into folks who see them as a whirlwind who takes on more than they should.The last language clue comes from an employee’s need for structure and their attention to detail. Look at this as having either “results oriented” or “procedure oriented” priorities.  An independent, big-picture person is not about “Is this done perfectly?” but rather, “Is this done?”  A structured, meticulous person, on the other hand, is a perfectionist who wants to make sure every procedure is carefully followed, because “That is how things get done right.”  Often they end up with the same result, but take different ways to get there.Structured workers are often annoyed with an independent’s inclination to “wing it” and wonder why they have to go back over procedures with them to correct mistakes.  Whereas an independent is more likely to wonder “Why are we still talking about this?” and if a mistake is made, where possible, correct it and move on.Each of these areas is a potential for conflict, but when you understand the people you are working with, it is also a tremendous opportunity.  Very few people are completely off the charts in any of these four categories, but seeing where each individual is, and how that relates to the rest of team, can help a manager better assess where personnel resources are being allocated and how to get the best out of them.  It can also help co-workers understand why people do things a certain way, and what they can do to assist each other in a way that would be constructive rather than counterproductive.Using an assessment as a pre-hire tool can also help you avoid making costly mistakes, like hiring an aggressive competitor for customer service or a methodical single-tasker for a job where workload priorities are constantly shifting. Which isn’t to say you shouldn’t hire them; there are many reasons why someone might otherwise be a great fit for their position. But having an understanding of where potential conflicts are, can help you smooth out concerns before they become an issue.Much like a love language, it is not just a single component that makes a relationship work. We have to think about how all the components of behavior interact with each other inside the same person. It’s about understanding what motivates each unique member of your team and how to use that to make sure everyone is getting what they need to be the best they can.Knowing your Work Language, and those of the people around you, and being able to use that information appropriately, strengthens not just individual relationships, but the entire company. If you don’t know your Work Language, it’s time to find out. Contact the Omnia Group today to discover the assessments, such as the Omnia Profile, available to fit your needs.  19SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Carletta Clyatt Carletta Clyatt, a popular seminar speaker, is the SVP at The Omnia Group.  She offers clients advice on how to manage more effectively and gain insight into employee strengths, weaknesses … Web: www.omniagroup.com Detailslast_img read more

Far right is exposed by airing its views

first_imgThe far right speaks through many voices, and I’m glad your paper publishes their letters. Please continue to expose this virus on American values.Most recently is the pro-Trump Jan. 4 letter by Gerard Havasy. In it he lauds Supreme Leader Trump as if he were the great unifier, not the brutal quasi-dictator he has turned out to be.In one sentence, Mr. Havasy endorses the defunding of Planned Parenthood, an essential health care service for women that does much more than offer abortion services. In another, he applauds federal deregulation, which will ultimately cause the deaths of those same people by eliminating protections to our environment and public health. He calls The Gazette an agent of a Nazi regime, like Goebbels, but fails to see the much clearer parallels between Trump’s panning of any person, agency or media outlet that disagrees with him, filtered through the true Goebbels-like Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who spews lie after lie while never cracking.The biggest hypocritical moment of Mr. Havasy’s diatribe is his lamenting of name calling. Is he serious? Because he needs to wake up and acknowledge our “Name caller in Chief” — the 7-year-old boy-man that currently resides in the White House as the biggest offender of all.Most Americans are centrists,and this white, alt-right approach to governing our country is too much for the majority of us.We will show it in the mid-term elections this fall.Michael WinnSaratoga SpringsMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusSchenectady, Saratoga casinos say reopening has gone well; revenue down 30%Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidation Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img read more

Three East Java students arrested for ‘inciting fight against capitalism’

first_imgMalang city police chief Comr. Leonardus Simarmata said they had confiscated several items of evidence, including two pieces of cardboard emblazoned with the words “Tegalrejo Melawan” (Tegalrejo Resists), motorbikes, three helmets, black spray paint and three cellphones from the suspects.Asep said the three students had been charged under Article 160 of the Criminal Code on public incitement, which carries a sentence of up to 10 years’ imprisonment.”MAA was the initiator who bought the spray paint and wrote on the walls with SRA. AFF’s role was overseeing the activity,” he said.Read also: Books seized, five arrested as police claim anarcho-syndicalists plan mass looting in Java The three have been detained at the Malang Police’s detention facility since Monday, Asep added.The Surabaya Legal Aid Institute (LBH) criticized the arrest of the three students, who they claimed were apprehended by the police and named suspects based on mere speculation.Lukman, a member of LBH Surabaya advocacy team stationed in Malang, said that the three students were arrested at 8 p.m. on Monday by five police officers who accused them of involvement in an anarcho syndicalist group.The students are activists who often took part in Kamisan protests — a weekly silent protest held every Thursday to demand state action on human rights abuses — including in assisting Tegalrejo farmers in Malang regency to defend their land against a corporation, he said.He also opposed the police’s charges against the three students.”We demand the three activists be released immediately because their arrests were flawed. This is a violation of justice,” he said.Topics : Three student activists in Malang, East Java, have been arrested for alleged vandalism with the intention of inciting the public.National Police spokesman Sr. Comr. Asep Adi Saputra said on Wednesday that the three students, identified as MAA, 20, SRA, 20, and AFF, 22, had allegedly damaged property by writing provocative words on walls in six locations.“They aimed to incite the public to fight against capitalism, which, according to them, is endangering the people,” he said in a video published on the police’s Tribrata TV YouTube channel on Wednesday.last_img read more

Dominica embarks on fisheries and aquaculture policy

first_imgLocalNews Dominica embarks on fisheries and aquaculture policy by: – April 30, 2012 Tweet Share 129 Views   no discussions Photo credit: fisheries.noThe Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources, Physical Planning and Fisheries is embarking on a project to formulate a fisheries and aquaculture policy for fisheries management and development in the Commonwealth of Dominica. This seven month project (April to October 2012) is sponsored by the European Union under a programme called Strengthening Fisheries Management in African Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Countries (ACP FISH 11),. The Consulting firm is SOFRECO.Currently, the management and governance of the Fisheries Sector is without the guidance of any clear documented policy framework through which actions and decisions taken within the sector are based and influenced. As such, the route to achieving sustainable economic benefits, security of livelihoods, food security and marine resources utilisation and conservation is often unclearly and undefined. There is the need to clearly define the policy direction for fisheries conservation, management and development, poverty alleviation, food security, employment creation and security and a commitment to good governance.The Fisheries Division is directly responsible for coordination, implementation and provision of technical guidance to this project. Regional bodies (CRFM and OECS) will provide additional technical support and review the resulting draft policy document.Under the project, a Technical Team comprising Fisheries and Maritime experts, Policy makers, Fishers and other critical stakeholders have been formulated to provide technical support to the consultant and review of the policy document.As part of the consultant’s terms of reference (TOR) there are three key components for getting as much information and consultation from a broad spectrum of persons at all levels.These components are;– Technical Committee meetings– Fisheries stakeholders meetings, and– Fishers consultationsThe support of key stakeholders like the National Association of Fisherfolk Cooperatives (NAFCOOP) is crucial to the success of the end result. To accomplish this task, two Technical Committee meetings have been held and key Stakeholders have been interviewed with a view to getting their input. The support of the NAFCOOP has been very proactive and helpful. Consultations have been arranged for the following places and times with fishers.– Roseau community consultation – April 30, 5:00 pm– Portsmouth community consultation – May 2, 4:00pm, and– Marigot community consultation – May 4, 5:pm Consultant Dr. Joanna Clare Gascoigne a Fisheries Specialist in Marine Conservation Biology will be in Dominica until May 7, 2012 for the first round of discussions and meeting with stakeholders, fishers and others. The project is expected to come to a close by August 20, 2012. Press Releasecenter_img Share Sharing is caring! Sharelast_img read more

Ferguson tipped for bright future

first_img Ferguson, who scored 72 goals in 273 appearances for Everton, has been promoted to Martinez’s first-team coaching staff on a permanent basis. The 42-year-old former Scotland international has spent the last two-and-a-half years working with the club’s under-18s, while his role this season has also included one day a week with the first team. Press Association Manager Martinez said: “He’s developing into a really exciting coach. He’s been a big influence in the work he’s done with the under-18s and I do feel we need his influence in the first-team environment. “He’s an Evertonian and he’s going to be a big part of the first-team staff from now until the end of the season. “His development as a coach has really impressed me and I think he will become someone very special in that first-team structure. The players respect him and we’re going to get a lot out of his work.” Ferguson’s reputation on the pitch was as a hard man rather than a student of the game, but Martinez has been hugely impressed by his development as a coach. “Duncan is really taking that role with real desire and he’s someone that can achieve as much as he wants in that area,” he said of Ferguson’s future prospects in management. “I’ve seen a huge difference from the beginning of the season until now.” Ferguson described the opportunity as “a dream come true”, telling evertonfc.com: “Everyone knows what this club and the supporters mean to me and if the manager thinks I can make a contribution then I am delighted to do so. There’s a lot to play for this season, it’s exciting times and I am made up to be a part of it.” Everton return to Barclays Premier League action with a trip to table-toppers Chelsea on Saturday after reaching the quarter-finals of the FA Cup with victory over Swansea last weekend. Roberto Martinez has backed coach Duncan Ferguson to play a major role for Everton during the rest of the season and believes the Toffees cult hero could go on to become a top manager. The Toffees badly need a result at Stamford Bridge after slipping eight points behind Liverpool in the race for fourth place, albeit with a game in hand on their city rivals and fifth-placed Tottenham. Liverpool are only one point adrift of Manchester City in third and four behind Chelsea but Martinez sees the title race as being between Jose Mourinho’s side, City and second-placed Arsenal. He said: “When you’ve got one team with a large difference of points, you can easily overcome that, but when you’ve got three teams in the final third of the season, it’s quite difficult. “Nothing is given, there’s a lot of points to play for. But clearly the three teams are in a very advantageous position and everyone else will rely on how good we can be from now to see where that takes us. “You need to be realistic. The top three have a great opportunity to win the title, the next four teams have a great opportunity to get into that fourth place and then you’ve got a real decisive battle to try to stay in the division.” In the last eight of the cup, Everton will travel to Arsenal, and there has been disquiet among Toffees fans over their ticket allocation of 5,186. Martinez is sympathetic, and said: “We’re disappointed because it’s a major football event and we want to have as many fans as we can. We are a club that travel in huge numbers. “It’s something that’s down to safety reasons and there’s not much we can do. I understand the frustration from the fans and it’s just making sure now that, for the ones who are fortunate enough to be with us, we make it an enjoyable afternoon.” last_img read more

Fonte queries Marriner appointment

first_imgSouthampton defender Jose Fonte believes Andre Marriner should have been dropped after last weekend’s high-profile gaffe as the referee prepares to officiate Saints’ Barclays Premier League clash with Newcastle. Despite that, Professional Game Match Officials Limited decided to give Marriner a chance to get over the mistake in Saints’ clash with Alan Pardew’s side – a match centre-back Fonte does not think he should be refereeing. “It is a question for debate, personally my opinion is yes (referees should be held accountable for mistakes),” the Portuguese said. “If we make mistakes as players, we are punished. We get dropped. “I think obviously some might argue that it is good or not, but I personally think they should get dropped as well and don’t referee for a couple of weeks to realise what went wrong. “I don’t know, I just think when the mistake is very, very bad you need to stop and think what can I do better.” Fonte’s comments will likely cause ripples, yet he insists the fact Marriner is taking charge is no “big issue” to the players. “He has a tough job to do,” he said. “I am sure he will want to be perfect on Saturday and we players need to focus on our game, so there is not much that we can say about that.” Southampton have a lengthy injury list heading into the clash. Jay Rodriguez (knee), Morgan Schneiderlin (hip muscles), Victor Wanyama (leg) and Steven Davis (groin) are all doubts for the encounter at St Mary’s. Nathaniel Clyne (groin), Kelvin Davis (hip) and Maya Yoshida (knee) are definitely absent, with the latter facing six weeks out. Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul is out of the trip and facing several weeks on the sidelines. The Holland international suffered a knee injury in Tuesday night’s 3-0 home defeat by Everton and will sit out up to three games, with Rob Elliot taking his place. Full-back Davide Santon could return after recovering from tonsillitis, but full-back Mathieu Debuchy (groin), midfielder Sammy Ameobi (ankle) and striker Loic Remy (calf) remain on the sidelines, although leading scorer Remy is due to resume full training on Monday. There will be plenty of familiar faces for ex-Southampton boss Pardew on his return to the south coast, with Adam Lallana and Rickie Lambert in particular having blossomed since he worked with them. However, he is happy enough with his current lot as he plots a rousing end to an eventful campaign. The Newcastle boss said: “Southampton, everybody is saying, have had a fantastic season. Well, we are still above them and we want to stay there. “We have had that question mark ever since we got 36 points, were we just going to see the season out? That’s just not the way I am, I wouldn’t let that happen with this team.” The official was caught up in a bizarre case of mistaken identity in Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat of Arsenal, sending off Kieran Gibbs rather than Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain for a deliberate handball. Marriner apologised for the mistake at Stamford Bridge, which led the Football Association to transfer the sanction to Oxlade-Chamberlain and then overturn the decision as he had not technically prevented a clear goalscoring opportunity. Press Associationlast_img read more