Honor Bound Starts Performances Off-Broadway

first_img Joining Laciura in the cast are Ross DeGraw, Christine Marie Heath, Justin R.G. Holcomb and Nicole M. Carroll. Opening night is scheduled for May 14. View Comments Set against the bonds of baseball and moving between 1968 and 1992, the play tells the story of an ambitious young reporter who tries to uncover secrets about a respected, retired doctor. Honor Bound Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 19, 2014 Albert J. Repicci’s Honor Bound begins performances on April 18 at St. Luke’s Theatre. Under the direction of Josh Iacovelli, the new drama stars Boardwalk Empire’s Anthony Laciuera.last_img read more

Make A Sandwich With Bread From Olympia’s Great Harvest Bread Company

first_imgFacebook30Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Great Harvest Bread CompanyAs another mild Washington summer comes to a close our minds begin to turn to chilly weather, school shopping, and holiday gatherings. How to get warm, what to pack the kids for lunch, and what to bring to the next round of family festivities are just a few more chores to add to our already busy schedule.Well, as the German proverb says, “Necessity seeks bread where it is to be found.” And good bread, as well as what you need this year, can always be found at your local Great Harvest Bread Co. Great Harvest is a locally owned, personable bakery dedicated to using wholesome ingredients, and supporting local businesses as well as you and your family.Great Harvest works proudly with Olympia companies such as Batdorf and Bronson, and a cup of  Dancing Goats Coffee is always brewed fresh to help you warm up and start another busy fall morning.As many of us know, mornings can be hectic come fall, especially if you have children. Getting something quick and healthy in them before they rush off to the school bus is nearly impossible. Great Harvest can help make mornings a little bit easier by providing you with healthy eating ideas like Whole Grain and Fruit Scones, Ultra Healthy Berry Bran Muffins, and All You Need bread. All are made with freshly milled whole wheat flour and packed with fruit, fiber, and protein. Starting your child off with a whole grain breakfast will help keep them alert in school and  ready to learn.For those who have family, or are themselves allergic to wheat, Great Harvest also carries a variety of gluten free options. Hearty Buckwheat, Fantastic Flax, and Cranberry Orange, are just a few of the options which are baked in a clean and gluten-free setting. They even carry a gluten-free vegan bread for those with milk or egg allergies.With so many fresh and tasty options meals are a synch; whether you are dipping cheddar garlic bread in a bowl of soup or ordering a sandwich on gluten-free buckwheat,  you can end your meal satisfied and proud that you made a healthy choice, avoiding chemical preservatives and additives.Great Harvest also grants you the pleasure of selecting a delicious hand crafted treat to impress the family come the Holidays. Pumpkin Chocolate Chip bread, Bacon Cheddar Beer bread, or a lovely braided Challah.So whether you are preparing yourself or your child for another day of work and learning, or preparing to create a new and wholesome family tradition, Great Harvest is there to help all of us bread winners through a new and busy school year.last_img read more

Coming Soon to the Old Post Office: Pizza

first_imgSEA BRIGHT – Tommy Bonfiglio is passionate about pizza. And the kind of pizza he cares about is cooked in a coal fired oven, the kind he will soon install in his new restaurant, Tommy’s Tavern + Tap, in the old borough Post Office building at 1030 Ocean Avenue.He plans to be open for business by mid-July. We’re looking forward to it,” he said. “We’re happy to be in Sea Bright.” Despite the ravages of Super Storm Sandy in 2012, much of the original post office structure remains, including the wooden beams on the ceiling, the brick walls and the 130-year old metal support columns in the north side of the building.Bonfiglio said he has brought in 30 truckloads of dirt to build up the floor of the building, which he plans to cover with polished concrete. He said he paid $1.6 million for the building and will put in another $2 million for its restoration.Brooklyn native Bonfiglio, 55, a partner in the Red Bank law firm Bonfiglio & Asterita, is not new to the pizza business. He has opened four Tommy’s Coal Fired Pizza restaurants. Three were sold, including one in the Red Bank Galleria, and the fourth was closed. He previously owned the Dockside on the river in Sea Bright.
 Now Bonfiglio said he and his wife, Yvette, and his daughter, Andrea, would be working together at the new Sea Bright restaurant, not far from their Monmouth Beach home. He said the family loved being in the restaurant business.Bonfiglio said he liked the fact that since he has been in the restaurant business people recognize him, which doesn’t happen in the law profession.The restaurant will have 260 seats he said, with 100 outside – 60 on the river side and 40 on the east side of the building. There will be 45 television sets on the walls and a sports bar with 24 different beers on tap.The menu will be varied and include coal oven roasted pizza and wings, as well as pasta, sandwiches, burgers, soups, salads, tacos, sliders, dips, and other appetizers.He said he believes he reason that pizza prepared in a coal fired oven is so tasty is that it is done at 800 degrees, and cooks rapidly, retaining the flavor of the toppings. For his restaurant, Bonfiglio, has chosen the same kind of coal-fired oven used at the famous Grimaldi’s Pizzeria in Brooklyn, near the Brooklyn Bridge.last_img read more

GAA NEWS: KILCAR GAA CLUB NOTES

first_imgMinor team had 2 games this week ,away to Ardara ,which ended in a defeat,1-11to 1-5,then on Sat they had a victory over St Nauls 3-10 to 1-9,well done to the boys on both days as they were short 4 players each day.Minors are home to F Masters next sat at 12.Commiserations to Colaiste na Carraige Under 16 team who were beaten in the Ulster Final. This team has given us a hugh amount of entertainment all year, thank you to all involved.Congratulations to Donegal who had a good victory over kerry. Bingo;There was no winner of the Bingo Jackot on Sunday night. Winners on the night were, Siubhan Brady, Churchtown €150, Tom Campbell €80, Eveleen Boyle €70, Kathleen Keeney €70, Rita Doherty €70. Jackpot next Sunday night will be €2,400 on 48 numbers.Lotto;There was no winner of the GAA lotto. Numbers were 8,12,14,22 and lotto plus numbers were 4,8,22,28. Consolations prizes went to, Deirdre & Cormac Cannon, Mary T Byrne & Barry Shovlin. GAA lotto next week will be €1,600. There will be an Easter camp held on the 26th and the 27th March. More details to follow.Club meeting on Friday the 15th March in the Aislann @ 8pm.Ladies Training on Thursday at 6.30pm at Pitch , the ladies start their new league campaign in Division 2 with a game away to Milford on Sat at 12 noon.All Girls Under 12s U 14s U16s who are interested in playing this year are asked to be in Towney on Monday 18th March for a short meeting and training.Comhghairdeas le Club Oige Cill Chartha a thug pairteach sa comortais Natuinsta X Factor Gaelacha ar Oiche De Sathairn I Gaoth DobhairBhi Maire Clare Ní Dhomhnaill (damhsa), Soracha Ní Chonaire(Dán) Pauic mac Seain,Aaron Mac Seain,Daithí Mac Craith,Gary O Ludhóg (Píobairí Óg Cill Chartha).Thug na Piobaraí an dara Ait sa comortais.GAA NEWS: KILCAR GAA CLUB NOTES was last modified: March 11th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Kilcar GAA club noteslast_img read more

Redwoods wraps up 2018 season on Saturday

first_imgCollege of the Redwoods football will take the field for one last time in 2018 on Saturday when it faces San Jose City College, on the road in San Jose, at 1 p.m.Redwoods head coach Frank Borba said despite his team’s tough 2018 campaign, a win on Saturday would mean a lot for his program going forward.“It would be huge to win,” Borba said. “It would give us a better record than we had last season and would give our young team some momentum and something to cheer about heading into the off …last_img read more

Giants pitcher Barry Zito rooted against his own teammates in 2010 postseason before saving their bacon in 2012

first_imgBarry Zito has written a book. And since every book has to have a hook, this revelation:Zito rooted against the Giants, his own team, the organization that was in the process of paying him $126 million, during the 2010 postseason.The Barry Zito story is all about context. He joined the A’s in 2000, one of the Three Aces along with Tim Hudson and Mark Mulder. He was the American League Cy Young Award winner at 24, after which he settled into a confounding existence trapped between over- and …last_img read more

Mvezo school a legacy of Mandela

first_imgChief Mandla Mandela and Siemens CEO Peter Loescher announced plans for the Mandela School of Science and Technology in Mvezo, Nelson Mandela’s birthplace. Scores turned out for the sod-turning event. This is Mvezo’s generation that could avoid leaving homes for high school education in far-flung areas. (Images: Bongani Nkosi) MEDIA CONTACTS • Rolf Huber Media Relations Siemens +27 11 652 2160 RELATED ARTICLES • South Africa prioritises quality education • UJ Soweto university open for learning • Historic schools to be restored • School to empower Malawian girlsBongani NkosiAll pupils from Mvezo village, former president Nelson Mandela’s birthplace, leave home after completing grade seven – usually at the tender age of 12. Because there is no secondary school in the area, they have to travel as far as Mthatha, least 80km away, to continue their education.But that’s about to change. Mvezo will soon have its own high school, a state-of-the-art specialised public institution that’s to become the pride of the nation and reflect the legacy of the Mandela family.Members of the rural, sparsely populated village turned out in numbers on 17 June 2011 to witness the sod-turning ceremony at the spot where the secondary school will be built.In honour of South Africa’s most famous doyen of freedom, the first high school in Mvezo will be named the Mandela School of Science and Technology.The school is the brainchild of Nelson Mandela’s grandson, Mandla Mandela, who became chief of the Mvezo Traditional Council in 2007. Since his appointment, Mandla has travelled extensively with colleagues from the Mvezo Development Trust to raise funds for the project.“The community identified a need for a high school because we didn’t have one. We then formulated a fund-raising initiative,” said the young Mandela, who’s also a member of parliament.The Mandela school will be able to accommodate up to 700 pupils. Mvezo children will be prioritised, but places will also be open to pupils from across the Eastern Cape and the rest of the country.The high school will be built on the site which currently accommodates Inkwenkwezi, one of two primary schools in Mvezo. Once transformed, the hi-tech science and technology institute will boast a top-class boarding school and sophisticated facilities ranging from sports pitches to laboratories and tailor-made lecture rooms.The rondavel, which was the original Inkwenkwezi teaching facility, will not be destroyed “to preserve it as a memory of where we come from”, said Mandla.Inkwenkwezi was built by community members in 1995. The government only introduced makeshift classrooms at the school in 2006.Siemens on boardSiemens will provide funds for the construction of the Mandela high school, promising to equip it with some of the most advanced technology.There are plans to include a sophisticated solar-energy generation scheme at the school so that it’s independent from the Eskom power grid.The extent of Siemens’ financial contribution has not yet been revealed, with the group saying that the completion of the project remains the most critical aspect. “It’s not important how much it will cost.“It’s important that we finish the project. It will happen; this is the commitment from Siemens,” said Peter Loescher, the company’s CEO.It isn’t clear when construction will start, but Loescher said his team were ready and that design plans had been finalised.The Mvezo Development Trust had already raised R3.2-million (US$470 000) with the help of the KwaZulu-Natal-based Thanda Foundation before Siemens came on board. The funds were accumulated in Sweden.Lessons to be learntMinister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga said only the best educators would be selected for the Mandela school.With a 58% matric pass achieved in 2010, the Eastern Cape’s public education sector is mostly affected by poor infrastructure, not the quality of teachers – according to Motshekga. “Backlogs in school infrastructure are daunting,” she said. “The initiative of our people (in building the Mandela school) is very encouraging.”Derek Hanekom, deputy minister of Science and Technology, believes the institution could provide lessons for the character of specialised schools that could emerge in the country in future. He promised that his department would provide any expertise required by the new institute.A well-developed school in an underprivileged village such as Mvezo is necessary to help bridge the gap between livelihood standards of rural and urban dwellers, said Mandla.He challenged traditional leaders to improve development in rural areas. “Traditional leaders need to play a role to ensure that we better the lives of our people,” he added.Problems of boarding Boarding at a public school 80km or more away from home has its own problems for Mvezo’s teenagers.Mvezo’s Mjikelelo Mabhoza, 24, is unhappy with the situation. He’s in favour of high schools being located within the village, as is the case in most other areas.Studying in far-flung high schools compounds social problems for Mvezo’s youngsters. “There are no parents there,” Mabhoza pointed out. “Our peers are drawn to drugs and others fall pregnant.”Mabhoza matriculated at a high school in Mthatha and went on to enrol at a college in Welkom, a town in the Free State province. He’s graduating with a travel and tourism diploma in July and is hoping to land a job soon.“The new school will be a huge improvement for Mvezo. We’re struggling here,” he said.The excitement about the Mandela School of Science of Technology is shared by all community members.“We say never and never again shall the children of this area be deprived of their constitutional right to education,” said Gqirha Madasa from the Mvezo Development Trust.last_img read more

DIRCO to meet with US Embassy following tweet on the land programme

first_imgThe Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Lindiwe Sisulu, has noted the unfortunate comments on Twitter by the President of the United States of America, H.E. Donald J. Trump, on land redistribution and crime.It is regrettable that the tweet is based on false information. The Minister has thus instructed the Department to meet with the US Embassy in Pretoria to seek clarification on the matter today, 23 August 2018.Minister Sisulu will also communicate with Secretary of State Michael Pompeo on the matter through diplomatic channels. Minister Sisulu said South Africa has good political, economic and trade relations with the United Sates of America and that diplomatic channels remain open to provide clarity on issues of mutual interest.Further comments will be made after the meeting between DIRCO and US embassy officials.Enquiries: Mr Ndivhuwo Mabaya, 083 645 7838 or [email protected] BY THE DEPARTMENT OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND COOPERATIONOR Tambo Building, 460 Soutpansberg Road Rietondale, Pretoria 0084last_img read more

Youth urged to use science, technology and innovation for change

first_imgMore than 300 young people engaged with the government and other institutions at an indaba focused on creating opportunities relating to science, technology and innovation.Young people should be at the centre of all global change and innovations, says Bavelile Hlongwa of the National Youth Development Agency, at the Youth in Science, Technology and Innovation Indaba on 9 and 10 June 2017. More than 300 young delegates engaged with organisations such as the agency. (Image: Melissa Javan)Melissa JavanYoung Africans were encouraged to take up the opportunities available in science, technology and innovation by Mmampei Chaba, chief director of multilateral co-operation and Africa in the Department of Science and Technology. She was one of the speakers at the Youth in Science, Technology and Innovation Indaba, held on 9 and 10 June 2017.More than 300 young people from all over the country attended the event, which was hosted at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research in Pretoria. The theme of the indaba was “Creating opportunities for youth through science, technology and innovation”. It was a platform for attendees to share ideas and possibly get funding to scale up their ideas.On 9 June, during discussions, the youth were able to engage with government and youth-led agencies such as the National Youth Development Agency, the South African Youth Chamber of Commerce, the South African Youth Council and the SAB Foundation.On the second day of the indaba there were sessions related to pitching your innovation or business. The sessions included an introduction to innovation, pitching fundamentals, different types of pitches, and linking your business model and business plan to your pitch.Delegates were young people with an interest in using technology to innovate, some of whom were using science to solve some of the common problems in their communities, said the department.The objectives of the indabaThe indaba was aligned to the National Development Plan (NDP) of 2030, said Dr Phil Mjwara, director-general in the department. “The indaba is held as the second phase of the NDP. The implementation of the second phase is to put more emphasis on the inclusion of the youth.”We were to disrupt the way we lived, he said. The aim was to create opportunities for youth through science, technology and innovation. Mjwara said the points adopted by the indaba included strengthening what already worked and addressing any gaps.The opportunitiesMmampei Chaba, chief director of multilateral co-operation and Africa, spoke on “An African perspective on youth in science, technology and innovation”.She listed different opportunities in the sector on the continent. “We have a number of pan-African financial supporters.”Several youth strategy initiatives existed through the Southern African Development Community (SADC), Chaba said. “We also have South African-funded SADC science, technology and innovation initiatives.”In addition, 26 bilateral agreements in Africa gave young people study opportunities.Other initiatives included:• Pharmaceutical company SANBio supported youth and women bio-entrepreneurs in southern Africa;• Biosciences youth ambassador programmes; and• And the youth in fish agriculture programme.Immense potentialScience and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor says youth employment is important to build a sustainable society, at the Youth in Science, Technology and Innovation Indaba, held on 9 and 10 June 2017. Startups are the heart of the economy. “It is the innovators and entrepreneurs who will create jobs. We have to think beyond here and now.” (Image Melissa Javan)Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor said South Africa had such brilliant young people, but as a country we tended to undermine ourselves. She urged the youth to not let people call them the lost generation. “You have potential that is immense. You are not lost as a youth.”One of the challenges was that youth lacked information, Pandor said. “Many of our people do not know the institutions and what they do. We must talk among ourselves [to share information]. Knowledge is our armour. It is part of what you use to fight for change.”The minister encouraged young people to look at the different sectors in science, technology and innovation, especially the manufacturing and industrial sectors. However, not everybody could be a grassroots innovator. “Don’t neglect the need for knowledge workers. We need more and more young researchers. You are at your best before you are 30.”Pandor shared examples of young people who had made a difference in their communities through innovation, such as Ludwick Marishane. Marishane, a young man from Limpopo, developed a gel used to wash without water, responding to the need to save water in the water-scarce southern African region.“Ludwick knew what it was like when he was growing up in a township in Limpopo and so he dreamed up a type of gel that people can use to clean themselves – without water – when he was a pupil, and developed it into an award-winning product when he was a student,” said Pandor.She urged the youth to help school learners who struggled with maths and science subjects. “You might have the opportunity to lift the numbers of the maths and science. It could be a business opportunity.“We cannot afford the low levels of maths and science performance [in schools].”In the past 10 years, she said, 34 new science centres had opened in the South Africa — an achievement.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa materiallast_img read more

Raising the Bar for Energy Star Homes

first_imgOver a thousand home performance contractors, weatherization experts, HERS raters, and energy nerds are gathered in Kansas City, Missouri, this week to attend the ACI Home Performance conference (formerly known as the Affordable Comfort conference).At one well-attended workshop, energy consultant Michael Blasnik and Shaun Hassel of Advanced Energy Corporation shared a roundup of data on the performance of Energy Star homes — data which are unlikely to be happily received at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Among the findings presented by Blasnik and Hassel:“The Energy Star program started with a low bar,” noted Blasnik. “No one has found that Energy Star homes use 25% less energy than other homes.”Explaining the findings, Hassel noted, “Baseline homes are not as bad as many models assume, and Energy Star homes are not as good as many models assume.”More Mandatory RequirementsAs codes have become more stringent, the Energy Star program has been struggling to play catch-up. In many states — most notably in California and Florida — Energy Star lost the battle for a while, slipping below minimum code.At an evening workshop in Kansas City, Sam Rashkin, the national director of the EPA’s Energy Star Homes program, explained the details of the EPA’s latest proposal to raise the bar on requirements for Energy Star homes. Set to be released for public comment within a few days, the proposal is known as the 2011 Specification.The highlights of the new requirements:Of course, Energy Star’s proposed 2011 Specification is subject to change after the public comment period. Stay tuned. This article is only available to GBA Prime Members Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details.center_img Start Free Trial Already a member? Log inlast_img read more