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Virtual NFL Draft Begins Today

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Photo: NFLNEW YORK – The 2020 NFL Draft starts Thursday, and this year’s event looks a little different.It was supposed to be a big spectacle in Las Vegas, but with COVID-19, the entire draft is being held virtually.All 32 teams and league personnel will be operating remotely with nearly 60 prospects are also participating virtually.This year’s event is also serving as a fundraiser for six charities providing coronavirus relief efforts. Football fans can still watch it on ESPN, ABC, and the NFL Network. The draft ends on Saturday.last_img

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Lessons of the Week! Jonathan Groff, Audra McDonald & More

first_img View Comments Jonathan Groff Happy Friday…and Happy Sutton Foster Day! We’re sure you have plenty of plans for this Broadway holiday, from partaking in the traditional licking of noses to selling your panties online. But before that, let’s revisit the wildest stories of the past seven days on the Great White Way. From a Psycho vlogger who literally just can’t to a naked Ben Platt, we’ve got you covered. Take a look below!Groffsauce Can Get You HitchedLook out, Bette. There’s a new Broadway matchmaker…and he loves dick socks and anal covers. The Robber Bridegroom’s Steven Pasquale revealed that it was none other than Jonathan Groff who set Pasquale up with Hamilton’s Phillipa Soo. Groff’s even officiating their wedding. So while our dreams of marrying Groff are still a stretch, at least he can marry us to someone else. You in, Tveit?POTUS & Hermione Can Drop BeatsWe bet Hamilton is at last feeling pretty damn presidential this week. After performing at the White House, Lin-Manuel Miranda took to the Rose Garden with POTUS himself to freestyle about Obamacare, the Supreme Court and more. Oh, and he also freestyled with Emma Watson. Are there any important people who haven’t hung out with Miranda at this point? That’s a lot of right-hand men and women.Audra was Uranowitz THIS WHOLE TIMEAudra McDonald is obviously an incredibly versatile performer, whether she’s tapping in Shuffle Along… or singin’ the blues in Lady Day. But her latest performance is something special. While this looks and sounds like An American in Paris’ Brandon Uranowitz, it’s actually Audra in a pink bob. It’s easy to get them confused, considering they have the same vocal range and both played Billie Holiday for HBO.Julia Murney’s Got a New Title RoleSpeaking of versatile performers, Julia Murney is at last taking on the titular character in Fiddler on the Roof. No, not the fiddler. The other one: the roof. Third shingle from the left, specifically. This is all according to the Murn herself when she visited Adam Kantor at the stage door. We haven’t seen a performance this transcendent since Julia Murney’s Side Show opposite Wayne Brady.Houdsyshell Was an Accidental CarmenEver felt miscast in a role? Jayne Houdyshell sure has. The star of The Humans played “Carmen” in the J. Lo film Maid in Manhattan, but before you retroactively boycott the 2002 masterpiece for whitewashing, consider this: it’s purely accidental: Houdyshell was assigned the wrong role. We can’t wait to see Houdyshell unintentionally headline On Your Feet! following her stint in at the Helen Hayes.Ana Villafañe Rocks Her Body RightBefore Jayne Houdyshell inevitably takes over in On Your Feet!, its current star Ana Villafañe still has plenty of time to conga to the music of Gloria Estefan. Or NSYNC. Or the Backstreet Boys. That’s right: boy bands make her get on her feet and make it happen. Hey, Ana: we hear there’s a Backstreet Boys musical in the works. Not sure if there’s any conga involved, but doesn’t hurt to ask.Fruma Sarah Would Def Sashay AwayWe have no doubt Fruma Sarah would slay a Lip Sync for Your Life (er, Afterlife) challenge on RuPaul’s Drag Race, but she would definitely be clocked for her makeup skills. On #LiveatFive, Fiddler’s Jessica Vosk revealed that the approach to her beat is very unpolished; there’s no contouring or blending for the dead. No shade; that’s just how you serve Butcher’s First Wife realness.Jennifer Damiano Can’t…She’s in TechIf there are two things we know about tech week, it’s these: 1. It’s a terrible time to get proposed to, and 2. It’s not the ideal time to grab a camera and show us around your theater. Well, the latter is precisely what we had Jennifer Damiano do in her American Psycho vlog. The show apparently looks amazing, but of course, no one’s allowed to see it (not even us). Damn you, tech. Bad for proposals, bad for Broadway.com vlogs.Gabrielle Ruiz Has Smelled the Best of ‘EmOn top of being a fierce beltress and dancer who’s so good at yoga, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’s Gabrielle Ruiz has a gifted sense of smell. According to her, former castmates Ricky Martin and Idina Menzel smell like Creamsicles and magic, respectively. Also, Lea Salonga gives off the aroma of muffins and paprika. Thanks, Ruiz, this is actually extremely helpful the Broadway fragrance line we’ve been developing.Ben Platt Did Not Do Pajama Day RightHigh school is the time to make bad decisions. Maybe you rocked a tragic hairstyle. Perhaps you wrote Fiyero/Boq fanfic (this writer is certainly not speaking from experience). For Dear Evan Hansen’s Ben Platt, it was deciding to go commando on pajama day—for that was the day he got pantsed and everyone met his dear Evan Hansen. Wow. How aca-embarrassing. Ana Villafane, Jonathan Groff, Audra McDonald, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jennifer Damiano & Ben Platt(Photos: Bruce Glikas) Star Fileslast_img read more

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Endowed Professor

first_imgUniversity of Georgia Professor Samuel Aggrey has earned the Richard B. Russell Professorship in Agriculture.Established by the Richard B. Russell Foundation through a generous gift, the endowed professorship is meant to support innovative research and teaching that advances agricultural science, research and conservation.Aggrey is internationally known for his research in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) Department of Poultry Science.”I’m so thankful to have a researcher of Dr. Aggrey’s caliber with us on faculty in the Department of Poultry Science at the University of Georgia,” said Todd Applegate, head of the Department of Poultry Science. “His research has spanned numerous areas, including nutrigenomics, as well as developing our understanding of individual bird and tissue responses during a disease or other stressors. Additionally, over his career, he’s been at the forefront of developing our future scientists not only through his lab at UGA, but also in partnerships with other universities and nongovernmental agencies throughout the world, especially in Africa. My heartfelt congratulations go out to Dr. Aggrey for this honor.”Aggrey said the honor will allow him to expand his research program and attract a higher caliber of graduate students into the program, purchase laboratory equipment and help him establish an international lecture.“I feel that this appointment recognizes the work we have done in my research program. Such recognition provides a prestige and authority in the field in which you are working, which allows you to attract more grants and also helps in recruiting graduate students,” Aggrey said. “The primary goal of academics is to make a contribution — in your department, in your college, in your university and in the world. I am very pleased to have received this honor, but with or without recognition, I believe you should try to do everything that is expected of you and more.”Aggrey plans to use support from the professorship to advance his lab’s research into stressors on poultry production, including heat stress and Eimeria, a genus of parasites that includes various species capable of causing the disease coccidiosis in poultry and other animals. “Normally when you start any new research program it takes three to five years to gain traction in that subject. We have really gained a lot of insight in this area and we are systematically trying to unravel all of the mysteries around it,” he said. “You also don’t get to where you are just by yourself.”Aggrey is currently collaborating with Romdhane Rekaya in the UGA Department of Animal and Dairy Science, Adelumola Oladeinde with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service, Lilong Chai in the UGA Department of Poultry Science, Martin Wagner at the University of Veterinary Medicine in Austria, and other scientists at the International Livestock Research Institute, Kenya; University of Ghana; and Cairo University. An expert in developing genetic markers that help poultry breeders produce more disease-resistant, feed-efficient and heat-tolerant bird, Aggrey is a leading expert in the study of nutrigenomics. His lab is also investigating how feed components, parasite load and genetics impact the birds’ microbiome and gut health. He is co-editor of the definitive texts “Poultry Genetics, Breeding and Biotechnology” and “Advances in Poultry Genomics and Genetics.” He is internationally sought-after to conduct trainings on breeding methods.Since joining CAES in 2000, Aggrey has received the 2013 D.W. Brooks Award for Excellence in Research, the 2014 Poultry Science Association Broiler Research Award and a 2016 Carnegie Fellowship.To learn more about the Department of Poultry Science, visit poultry.caes.uga.edu.last_img read more

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Virginia Fall Adventure Getaway Giveaway

first_imgFALL 2015 GIVEAWAY!ENTER TO WIN ONE OF TWO ADVENTURE GETAWAYS IN VIRGINIA AND BE AUTOMATICALLY ENTERED TO WIN A TREK 7.2 BIKE FROM BLUE RIDGE CYCLERY!MASSANUTTEN RESORT PACKAGE> Three days and two nights in a two-bedroom condo> Four indoor waterpark passes> Four zip and canopy tour tickets> $50 resort gift card $1,200 value!BLACKSBURG BREW DO PACKAGE> Two 20-tasting Brew Do tickets> A Friday night (Oct. 16) stay in the Blacksburg Hilton Garden Inn, with a welcome basket waiting in the room> Two tickets to the Friday night Brew Do Beer Dinner at Preston’s Restaurant at the Inn at Virginia TechThis contest is over.Rules and Regulations: Package must be redeemed within 1 year of winning date. Entries must be received by mail or through the www.blueridgeoutdoors.com contest sign-up page by 12:00 Midnight EST on September 31, 2015. One entry per person. One winner per household. Sweepstakes open only to legal residents of the 48 contiguous United States and the District of Columbia, who are 18 years of age or older. Void wherever prohibited by law. Families and employees of Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine and participating sponsors are not eligible. No liability is assumed for lost, late, incomplete, inaccurate, non-delivered or misdirected mail, or misdirected e-mail, garbled, mistranscribed, faulty or incomplete telephone transmissions, for technical hardware or software failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connection, or failed, incomplete or delayed computer transmission or any human error which may occur in the receipt of processing of the entries in this Sweepstakes. By entering the sweepstakes, entrants agree that Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine and their promotional partners reserve the right to contact entrants multiple times with special information and offers. Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine reserves the right, at their sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes. Winners agree that Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine and participating sponsors, their subsidiaries, affiliates, agents and promotion agencies shall not be liable for injuries or losses of any kind resulting from acceptance of or use of prizes. No substitutions or redemption of cash, or transfer of prize permitted. Any taxes associated with winning any of the prizes detailed below will be paid by the winner. Winners agree to allow sponsors to use their name and pictures for purposes of promotion. Sponsors reserve the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value. All Federal, State and local laws and regulations apply. Selection of winner will be chosen at random at the Blue Ridge Outdoors office on or before October 15, 6:00 PM EST 2015. Winners will be contacted by the information they provided in the contest sign-up field and have 7 days to claim their prize before another winner will be picked. Odds of winning will be determined by the total number of eligible entries received.last_img read more

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Lawyer ad viloations on the rise

first_imgLawyer ad viloations on the rise March 1, 2004 Regular News Lawyer ad violations on the rise The Bar’s Statewide Grievance Committee, which handles grievance complaints stemming from the Bar’s advertising rules, is taking on a rising number of cases. Board of Governors member Gary Leppla told the board recently that the committee has become very active. In its first year, only three grievance sanctions were imposed. In the most recent year, that rose to 17, Leppla said, and the committee currently has 157 cases under investigation. About 25 cases are at the probable cause stage. And about one-third of all the cases are from the Miami area, he said. Board member Mike Glazer, who acts as the designated reviewer for the statewide committee, said most of the cases are resolved without the filing of formal charges. But he noted he also insists on a condition when reaching a settlement that “the lawyer agrees in the future that the ads will be submitted for review prior to publication.” He said a frustrating part of the enforcement process is by the time the Bar acts on an ad, especially an electronic one, it often is no longer being broadcast or displayed. Because of prior restraint concerns, Bar rules require than an ad be submitted for review no later than concurrently with its first publication or broadcast. Glazer noted that a special advertising task force being set up by President-elect Kelly Overstreet Johnson will have among its tasks exploring whether the Bar can require a submission ahead of that initial broadcast or publication.last_img read more

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Steps for post-COVID mortgage lending success

first_img continue reading » We are living in fast-changing times. Lenders that fail to meet the changing demands of borrowers will be ill-equipped to compete for their business. While other industries have learned to deliver high levels of customer engagement and satisfaction online, many lenders are still originating loans much as they were 20 years ago.However, COVID-19 may be the catalyst that drives the industry forward.What will mortgage lending look like in the post-COVID world?Setting the Mortgage Industry Up for SuccessWhile the full effects of the global pandemic are still unknown, we do know that it has driven commerce online. The tech giants have done a great job of keeping consumers transacting, even for some very complex products and services. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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JOHN PRESCOTT – KEN LIVINGSTONE – in a true story by Tim Danaher

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The market in minutes

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Indonesia stresses need for multilateralism in ASEAN-Russia meeting

first_imgIndonesia highlighted the importance of multilateralism, saying the global fight against COVID-19 should be seized as an opportunity to strengthen collaboration among countries, particularly between the ASEAN countries and Russia.Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi led a virtual ASEAN-Russia meeting on Wednesday as Southeast Asia’s largest economy served as the country coordinator for the partnership. In the meeting, ASEAN foreign ministers met with Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov. Read also: ASEAN-Russia partnership has long way to go: ExpertShe went on to emphasize that it was an ASEAN urgency to see the region as a peaceful and prosperous place and that Indonesia believed that goal could be achieved with multilateralism by manifesting the visions of, for instance, the ASEAN Outlook on the Indo-Pacific.“Indonesia hopes that the ASEAN-Russia partnership can support the reinforcement of the Outlook,” Retno said.Indonesia proposed several areas for future cooperation between ASEAN and Russia, including on vaccine and medicine development.“Indonesia also invited Russia to be the main actor in improving regional public health governance through, for instance, the establishment of a regional mechanism for communicable disease prevention, a regional reserve of medical supplies and capacity-building for military medicine,” the minister added.Lastly, Indonesia proposed collaboration to embark on economic recovery after the pandemic, in which ASEAN and the Eurasian Economic Commission could join hands.“The impact of the pandemic, the economic slowdown, must be faced with collaboration, not isolation,” Retno said.Read also: Russia vows stronger ties with Indonesia, ASEANWednesday’s meeting marked the third time for ASEAN to hold a special meeting with its dialogue partners during the COVID-19 pandemic. The first meeting with China was held in February, and the second meeting was held in April with the United States.The two counterparts issued a joint statement that mainly contains points to strengthen ASEAN-Russian ties to cushion the pandemic.“The points of cooperation will be reflected in the current programs and in the ASEAN-Russia Comprehensive Plan of Action for the years 2021 – 2025,” Retno concluded.Topics : Retno said all countries the world over, including ASEAN countries and Russia, were facing similar challenges to contain the pandemic as well as cope with the social and economic impacts.“The pandemic must be a moment to strengthen cooperation between ASEAN and Russia,” she said in a press briefing after the meeting.Indonesia raised the issue of eroding trust among nations amid the global battle against COVID-19. Indonesia, she said, stressed the need for all parties to set aside differences.“Indonesia wants to see multilateralism work in a more effective way – multilateralism that puts forward collective interests and prevents the mighty from taking all,” Retno said.last_img read more

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EL GOBERNADOR WOLF, EL GOBERNADOR CUOMO, EL GOBERNADOR MURPHY, EL GOBERNADOR LAMONT, EL GOBERNADOR CARNEY, LA GOBERNADORA RAIMONDO, EL GOBERNADOR BAKER ANUNCIAN UN CONSEJO MULTIESTATAL PARA QUE LAS PERSONAS REGRESEN A TRABAJAR Y RESTAURAR LA ECONOMÍA

first_imgEL GOBERNADOR WOLF, EL GOBERNADOR CUOMO, EL GOBERNADOR MURPHY, EL GOBERNADOR LAMONT, EL GOBERNADOR CARNEY, LA GOBERNADORA RAIMONDO, EL GOBERNADOR BAKER ANUNCIAN UN CONSEJO MULTIESTATAL PARA QUE LAS PERSONAS REGRESEN A TRABAJAR Y RESTAURAR LA ECONOMÍA Economy,  Español,  Press Release El Consejo incluirá un experto en salud, un experto en desarrollo económico y los respectivos jefes de personal de cada estadoEl Consejo desarrollará un marco regional plenamente integrado para levantar gradualmente las órdenes de quedarse en casa de los estados al tiempo que se minimiza el riesgo de una mayor propagación del virusEl nuevo esfuerzo se desarrolla a través del enfoque regional constante de los estados para combatir la COVID-19Al reconocer que sus estados tienen una economía regional integrada, el Gobernador de Pennsylvania Tom Wolf, el Gobernador de New York Andrew M. Cuomo, el Gobernador de New Jersey Phil Murphy, el Gobernador de Connecticut Ned Lamont, el Gobernador de Delaware John Carney, la Gobernadora de Rhode Island Gina Raimondo y el Gobernador de Massachusetts Charlie Baker anunciaron hoy la creación de un consejo multiestatal para restaurar la economía y hacer que las personas regresen a trabajar. Este anuncio se basa en el enfoque regional actual de los estados para combatir la pandemia de COVID-19.El grupo coordinador (compuesto por un experto en salud, un experto en desarrollo económico y el respectivo Jefe de Gabinete de cada estado) trabajará en conjunto para desarrollar un marco regional plenamente integrado para levantar gradualmente las órdenes de quedarse en casa de cada estado y minimizar el riesgo de un aumento de la propagación del virus.El consejo creará este marco utilizando todas las herramientas disponibles para alcanzar el objetivo de levantar el aislamiento social sin desencadenar una nueva propagación, incluidas las pruebas, el seguimiento de contactos, el tratamiento y el distanciamiento social, y se basará en la mejor información científica, estadística, social y económica disponible para gestionar y evaluar esas herramientas.El Gobernador Tom Wolf dijo: “Nuestra mayor prioridad sigue siendo proteger la salud y la seguridad de los residentes de Pennsylvania. Si bien mi administración continúa tomando medidas cruciales para mitigar la propagación de la COVID-19, también reconozco que debemos mirar hacia adelante y adoptar un enfoque medido y cuidadoso para prepararnos para el futuro al tiempo que garantizamos no deshacer todos los esfuerzos que hemos realizado. Pennsylvania trabajará en colaboración con nuestros socios del estado y de estados vecinos para desarrollar una estrategia integral que primero se centre en la salud pero que también aborde la necesidad de restaurar gradualmente nuestra economía”.El Gobernador Cuomo dijo, “Hemos estado colaborando estrechamente con nuestros estados vecinos para combatir esta pandemia a través de un enfoque común para el distanciamiento social y la reducción de la densidad de personas, y ha funcionado bien. Ahora es el momento de comenzar a abrir la válvula lenta y cuidadosamente mientras observamos el porcentaje de infectados para no desencadenar una segunda ola de nuevas infecciones. Esto no es un interruptor de luz que podemos encender y todo vuelve a la normalidad: tenemos que crear una estrategia inteligente y coherente para reiniciar los sistemas que apagamos y hacer que las personas vuelvan a trabajar y, en la medida de lo posible, queremos hacerlo a través de un enfoque regional porque somos una economía regional. New York se está asociando a estos seis estados para crear un consejo multiestatal que proporcionarán un marco basado en la ciencia y en la información para reducir gradualmente las restricciones de la orden de quedarse en casa y hacer que nuestra economía vuelva a funcionar”.El Gobernador Phil Murphy dijo: “Nadie ha pensado más o está más ansioso de reiniciar nuestra economía que yo, pero si no lo hacemos en la secuencia correcta, pondremos más vidas en riesgo”, New Jersey. Entonces, y solo entonces, nos posicionamos para encender nuestra economía plenamente y hacer que los residentes de nuestro estado vuelvan a trabajar al tiempo que minimizamos el peligro de esta enfermedad. Un enfoque regional coordinado, informado por un consejo de expertos multiestatal nos ayudará a evitar un gran retroceso con consecuencias potencialmente desastrosas. Espero ansiosamente el día en que los hechos sobre el terreno nos permitan disminuir nuestras restricciones y hacer avanzar a nuestra economía regional”.El Gobernador Ned Lamont dijo: “Es innegable que este virus no se detiene en la frontera de ningún condado, estado o país, pero el impacto es el mismo cuando se trata de nuestras respectivas economías y sistemas de atención médica. Trabajar como una coalición regional para tomar las decisiones correctas hará que obtengamos los mejores resultados en materia de salud pública para todos nuestros residentes. Debemos resolver estos problemas juntos”.El Gobernador John Carney dijo: “La situación en Delaware todavía sigue empeorando. Las infecciones por COVID-19 y las hospitalizaciones están aumentando. Los residentes de Delaware deben quedarse en casa. No salgan donde haya más personas innecesariamente. No visiten Delaware a menos que necesiten ver a un médico o cuidar a un familiar. Solamente aumentarán el riesgo de todos. Al mismo tiempo, debemos mirar hacia adelante. Necesitamos un enfoque conjunto para sacar a nuestros estados de esta crisis cuando llegue el día. Agradezco la alianza con mis colegas gobernadores de la región. Todos trabajan las 24 horas del día para evitar oleadas de casos de COVID-19, proteger la capacidad hospitalaria para los pacientes más graves y salvar vidas. Superaremos esto trabajando juntos”.La Gobernadora Gina Raimondo dijo: “Los estados están tomando la delantera a medida que luchamos para frenar la propagación del coronavirus y salvar vidas. Estoy orgullosa de las medidas que hemos tomado, y pienso constantemente en lo que se necesitará para reabrir nuestra economía de manera segura. Pero sabemos que este virus no reconoce fronteras, y está claro que necesitamos un enfoque regional fuerte y coordinado para evitar una segunda ola de la enfermedad. Agradezco a mis colegas gobernadores por su liderazgo durante esta crisis y estoy segura de que esta nueva alianza respaldará nuestros esfuerzos para que los residentes de Rhode Island, y todos los estadounidenses, vuelvan a trabajar de manera segura”.El Gobernador Charlie Baker dijo: “La Administración Baker-Polito espera participar en las discusiones con los estados vecinos y los expertos con respecto a la respuesta en curso a la pandemia de COVID-19. Massachusetts también sigue centrado en los esfuerzos para ampliar las pruebas, garantizar la capacidad hospitalaria y proporcionar el PPE necesario a las personas en primera línea para frenar la propagación de COVID-19 en nuestras comunidades”.Ver esta página en inglés. April 13, 2020center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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