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The Light in the Piazza’s Kelli O’Hara & Victoria Clark Reunite

first_img Star Files View Comments The Bridges of Madison County Victoria Clark Show Closed This production ended its run on May 18, 2014center_img Related Shows Look who came to Madison County for a visit! Cinderella star Victoria Clark took a break from turning pumpkins into carriages to check in on a very special friend: The Bridges of Madison County star Kelli O’Hara! The pair, who played mother Margaret and daughter Clara in The Light in the Piazza on Broadway in 2005, reunited backstage at the Schoenfeld Theatre after a performance of Jason Robert Brown and Marsha Norman’s new musical. O’Hara posted this gorgeous Hot Shot of the pair back together again on Twitter—do you see the resemblance? Catch O’Hara in Bridges and Clark in Cinderella on Broadway! Kelli O’Haralast_img read more

Incubating new businesses

first_imgBy Sharon OmahenUniversity of GeorgiaUsing a proposed incubator-type facility, University ofGeorgia food scientists in Griffin, Ga., plan to help more foodindustry representatives launch new food products from Georgiacommodities. “Some 15,000 new food products are introduced annually in theUnited States,” said Rakesh Singh, head of the UGA Food Scienceand Technology Department. “Of those, 80 percent are withdrawn intwo years, which translates into a loss of $4 billion.” New businesses need nurturingThe way Singh and his food scientists see it, that failurerate means new food businesses need more nurturing. To do that,the department hopes to open an incubator facility on the UGACollege of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences’ campus inGriffin, Ga.The facility would be part of the existing Food ProductInnovation and Commercialization program there. It would serve asa partnership between small food business entrepreneurs, UGA foodscientists and the Griffin-Spalding County community. Fundingfor the 19,000 square-foot facility is currently being soughtfrom federal, state, local and private sources.”This is an outstanding opportunity for our community to beinvolved in research and commercialization of new products,” saidDavid Luckie, director of the Griffin-Spalding County DevelopmentAuthority. “Of course, we selfishly would like to see the newbusinesses develop here in our county.” Strengthen, advise and releaseSingh said the new facility would give companies a strongerstart. “Small companies could come to Griffin and establish theirbusinesses in-house with support from UGA faculty,” he said.”(Then they would) reach a stage when they would be ready to opentheir own businesses or expand existing product lines.”At the Food PIC facility, new business owners would be guidedin product development, packaging, food safety, consumeracceptance, marketing and a host of other areas, Singh said.Singh saw a similar project through to fruition while workingat Purdue University. He says programs like the Food PIC programhelp smaller companies, farmers and entrepreneurs produce nicheproducts, offer customized services and target specialitymarkets.For years, he said, Georgia farmers have grown and sold bulkcommodities. Then a processor converts their crops intohigh-value products and reaps the profits.”The Food PIC program and the incubator facility would helpthem take advantage of niche markets the megacompanies can’tserve efficiently,” Singh said. “Our growers ought to produceniche products and not bulk commodities. They can’t compete withmegacompanies in selling what those large companies sellglobally.”last_img read more

NTT journalist wins prize for dedication in gender equality, human rights

first_img“I dedicated this award to women and children who suffer from injustice; [they] are the very reason why I started writing and become a journalist,” Anna told The Jakarta Post on Wednesday.”This award serves as [a reminder] for me to continue fighting for women and children who are victims of abuse in Indonesia.”Throughout her long career, Anna is known for her dedication to peace journalism as well as advocating for human rights and gender issues.In KURSOR, she integrates gender perspectives in newsroom policies, which are reflected through its news products, editorials and headlines, giving the daily a reputations as a pioneer of gender mainstreaming in the East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) provincial capital of Kupang. For Gadrida Rosdiana Djukana, the editor-in-chief of East Nusa Tenggara-based daily publication KURSOR, dedicating herself to gender mainstreaming and advocating for abused women and children are at the core of her journalism work and for which she never expected to be applauded, let alone be bestowed with high accolades.So, when the Alliance of Independent Journalist (AJI) awarded her this year’s SK Trimurti Award, which recognizes efforts in fighting for gender equality, Anna, as she is known, said the award had, in fact, reminded her that the struggle to eliminate violence and injustice against the vulnerable still had a long way to go. Topics :center_img Read also: See much progress in women’s equality? Depends who you askThe 52-year-old has also worked with local organizations and has been very active in writing and raising awareness about the injustices faced by vulnerable and marginalized groups.Anna noted that cases of violence against women and children were still rampant in the province and hoped that the award would be a driving force for her and other activists in the campaign for gender equality and elimination of violence in NTT.”I feel very grateful that our struggles have been recognized. At the same time, this award has also become motivation for us to continue working selflessly,” she said.The AJI established the SK Trimurti Award to commemorate the late Soerastri Karma Trimurti, a renowned activist and female journalist who took part in the Indonesian independence movement.The group’s decision to bestow Anna with the prestigious award has been praised by various parties who acknowledged her outstanding achievements throughout her career.Merry Kolimon, the chairwoman of the Masehi Injili Sinode Church in Timor (GMIT), applauded Anna for her achievement, saying that the award could also become an inspiration for the youths in NTT for the advocacy of democracy and gender equality through journalism.”[Anna] is a senior journalist in NTT, a teacher and a friend of many young women,” Merry said.Meanwhile, AJI Kupang chairman Marthen Bana said the award was “the best gift” for them on the organization’s 26th anniversary.Anna was nominated by AJI Kupang to receive this year’s SK Trimurti Award after thorough consideration, Marthen said, adding that they were very proud that Anna had won the prize.He said Anna had proven her dedication and compassion over the past 20 years.”For us, Anna deserves this award because as a journalist and a women activist, she has been consistently advocating for gender equality, human rights and marginalized groups in NTT.” (dpk)last_img read more

Celtics coach Brad Stevens on new-look 76ers: ‘They have a chance to be a special group’

first_img Related News Lakers star LeBron James not surprised by high-flying 76ers #Celtics coach Brad Stevens on the #Sixers while speaking to #Boston reporters: pic.twitter.com/mt8j61xWJn— Keith Pompey (@PompeyOnSixers) February 11, 2019Harris has averaged 18 points and seven rebounds through his first two games with the 76ers, both wins. Philadelphia also added Mike Scott, Boban Marjanovic, Jonathon Simmons and James Ennis before the deadline.The 76ers will enter their matchup Tuesday against the Celtics with a 36-20 record. They’re in fourth place in the Eastern Conference standings. Meanwhile, Boston stands at 35-21 and trails Philadelphia by one game. 76ers star Ben Simmons requests ‘big guard’ meeting with Magic Johnson this summercenter_img Celtics coach Brad Stevens has been impressed by the new-look 76ers.The 76ers surprisingly acquired forward Tobias Harris from the Clippers before the trade deadline. He’ll combine with Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons, Jimmy Butler and JJ Redick to form one of the best starting lineups in the NBA. Stevens discussed the 76ers’ roster moves with reporters Monday, one day before Boston plays in Philadelphia.“I think one of Philly’s things the last few years has been they can pick on matchups because there’s always a physical advantage somewhere,” Stevens said, via the Philadelphia Inquirer. “When they go to the bench, they are way more versatile, especially on the defensive end of the floor, than they have been in the past. I think they have a chance to be a special group.”last_img read more