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Odds & Ends: Megan Hilty Lands Bravo TV Gig & More

first_img Star Files Megan Hilty View Commentscenter_img Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Megan Hilty Lands Bravo TV GigMegan Hilty has been tapped for season 2 of Bravo’s Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce, which stars Lisa Edelstein as a suddenly single author. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Broadway bombshell will appear as Charlene, a Southern belle who is married to Frumpkis, the ex-hubby of Jo (Alanna Ubach). Homeland’s Maury Sterling is boarding the cast as Frumpkis, along with Broadway and Mad Men alum Aaron Staton, who will take on the role of love interest JD. The series will air later this year. Hilty will next be seen on the boards headlining a one-night-only performance of Annie Get Your Gun at New York City Center on October 27.Misty Copeland Documentary Sets Release DateCurious to know more about incoming On the Town headliner and American Ballet Theatre’s principal ballerina Misty Copeland? We have good news! The U.S. rights to a documentary about her, Nelson George’s A Ballerina’s Tale, have been picked up by Sundance Selects, Variety reports. So you will be able to see the film in theaters and on Video On Demand from October 14. Copeland begins a limited engagement in On the Town on August 25.Laura Bell Bundy Heads Down Recovery RoadTony nominee Laura Bell Bundy will giddy on up to ABC Family’s Recovery Road. According to Us Weekly, the Legally Blonde star will appear in the upcoming drama as Monica, a reality TV Producer who infiltrates Springtime Meadows rehab facility. The series, which will also feature Jessica Sula, Daniel Franzese and Sharon Leal, is set to premiere in 2016.Jon Robin Baitz’s Stonewall to Hit Movie TheatersTony nominee Jon Robin Baitz’s film Stonewall, which as previously reported stars Jeremy Irvine, will be released on September 25, EW writes. Helmed by Roland Emmerich, the biopic follows the 1969 police-raid of the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village, which became the flashpoint for the gay rights movement.Watch Pitch Perfect 2’s Aca-Amazing Gag ReelWhile we eagerly await Pitch Perfect 3, Pitch Perfect 2 will be released on Digital HD on September 1 followed by Blu-ray, DVD and VOD on September 22. To get us in the mood for some more pitch slapping, a gag reel of the latest movie has been issued below. The movie, of course, starred Anna Kendrick, fellow Great White Way alum Anna Camp and Rebel Wilson, along with our Broadway boys Skylar Astin and Ben Platt, so all of these fun and frolics hit just the right note.last_img read more

17 Pyracanthas

first_imgI hated the thorns on that thing back then. I couldn’t mow around it without it donating a little blood, so I finally let Mr. Mower take care of the problem.But 40 years later, I have to admit that the neighbors’ pyracantha is a beautiful thing. Its white spring flowers are nice, but its glory is its blaze of orange-red berries in the fall and especially winter, when all around it is pretty dull.”Pyracantha is not as widely used in the landscape as it once was,” said Bob Westerfield, a Cooperative Extension consumer horticulturist with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.Fire thornIts thorns and brilliant berries give pyracantha its more common “fire thorn” name. The bright berries are actually pomes, like berry-size apples. And they aren’t the plant’s only selling points.”There are some popular dwarf cultivars,” Westerfield said. “‘Red Elf’ is a compact plant that normally grows only about 2 feet high and wide and has bright, red fruit. ‘Ruby Mound’ is another dwarf that gets 4 to 5 feet tall and has, as the name indicates, red fruit and a mounding habit.”Pyracanthas grow well in slightly acidic, well-drained soils, he said. They’re fairly drought-tolerant once established, and they’re hardy throughout Georgia.While the berries are its claim to fame, the thorns are “an obvious downside,” Westerfield said.Yeah, the thornsThe thorns limit its use in landscape plantings, as does the size and gangly growth of most cultivars. “They’re medium- to fast-growing plants that can reach heights of 6 to 18 feet,” Westerfield said.The rapid growth makes pyracantha anything but low-maintenance. And you have to be careful when you’re pruning, which detractors say is every other day. Besides avoiding thorns, you’ll want to avoid removing future berries, which grow on year-old wood.On the other hand, the larger pyracanthas’ rapid growth and almost vining habit make them easy to trellis and to espalier, or train to grow flat against a fence or wall. “They can be really striking espaliers on large walls,” Westerfield said.Pyracantha does have another downside. “Because it’s in the same family as roses and apples, it’s susceptible to fire blight,” Westerfield said. This bacterial disease attacks twigs and branches and can kill entire plants.Scab, tooPerhaps even worse, it’s also susceptible to scab, he said. This fungal disease attacks both the foliage and the berries, turning the plant’s best feature into sooty black beads.Lace bugs are the worst insect pests of pyracanthas, he said. Aphids and scale insects are sometimes problems, too.But pyracanthas make excellent specimen plants, he said, with the two-season appeal of spring flowers and winter berries. They can be great for screening, too. Hardly anything wants to tangle with their thorns.If you like having birds in your yard, pyracantha’s berries are sure to attract them. And if you’re into such things, that rapid growth helps make pyracanthas beautiful bonsai plants.”It’s not a plant you’d want to use just anywhere in the landscape,” Westerfield said. “But it has its uses.”I don’t think I’m up to training an espalier or a bonsai. But Mom might like one of those little Red Elfs in her yard. I’ll just mulch a wide, mower-free zone around it.(Dan Rahn is a news editor with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.) Volume XXXIINumber 1Page 17 By Dan RahnUniversity of GeorgiaMaybe this is the year to finally get Mom another pyracantha to replace the one I killed as a kid.last_img read more

Best Fests: Bluegrass Festivals

first_imgBluegrass festivals are where it all begins. These are the best:DelFestMay 23-26Cumberland, Md.delfest.comBasics: A long weekend of pickin’ and grinnin’ takes place Memorial Day weekend in the scenic Potomac River Valley, surrounded by the vast Appalachians of Western Maryland. This fest was created to honor living bluegrass legend Del McCoury, who headlines each day and gets around for sit-ins with most of the bill’s main acts.Bands: In addition to daily sets from Del and the boys, the line-up boasts a long list of high-profile progressive pickers, including Old Crow Medicine Show, Yonder Mountain String Band, Trampled by Turtles, and the Carolina Chocolate Drops. A big surprise this year is two sets from Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio, who will bring some funky rock exploration to the string band party.Set Break Escape: Bring your bike and stretch your legs on the Great Allegheny Passage, a 141-mile rail trail that runs from Cumberland through shaded valleys all the way to Pittsburgh.FIVE MORE…Aiken Bluegrass FestivalMay 10-11Aiken, S.C.Bluegrass, bikes, and beer. They come together at this two-day bash in Aiken, which features picking from Keller Williams and the Travelin’ McCourys, Larry Keel, Della Mae, and the Hackensaw Boys. On Saturday, start the day with a family bike ride downtown and during the fest enjoy micro suds from fest sponsor New Belgium Brewing Company.aikenbluegrassfestival.orgDr. Ralph Stanley’s Annual Memorial Weekend Bluegrass FestivalMay 23-25Coeburn, Va.One of bluegrass music’s early forefathers, Stanley turned 86 this year, and he’ll still give you chills when he sings classics like “O’Death.” He also still hosts this traditional bash at his old home place, featuring some of his favorite bands like Rhonda Vincent and the Rage, the Grascals, and Larry Sparks.drralphstanley.comGraves Mountain Festival of MusicMay 30—June 1Syria, Va.Set next to the splendor of Shenandoah National Park, this longstanding bluegrass fest features a mix of the traditional and progressive picking among the welcoming comfort of Graves Mountain Lodge. Acts include the Steep Canyon Rangers, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Lonesome River Band, and IIIrd Tyme Out.gravesmountain.comROMP: Bluegrass Roots & Branches FestivalJune 27-29Owensboro, Ky.The past and present of bluegrass is celebrated with this three-day fest in Owensboro, home of the International Bluegrass Music Museum. Leftover Salmon, the Punch Brothers, David Grisman, and the Steeldrivers will take the stage at Yellow Creek Park for the museum’s biggest annual fundraiser.rompfest.com Mountain Song FestivalSeptember 13-14Brevard, N.C.North Carolina native sons and Steve Martin’s backing band, the Steep Canyon Rangers bring a solid line-up of bluegrass heavyweights to Brevard every fall for a pickin’ party at the Brevard Music Center’s open-air auditorium with Pisgah in the backdrop. Acts this year still to be announced.mountainsongfestival.comCheck out the rest of our Outdoor Festival Guide!last_img read more

East Patchogue 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 An East Patchogue man has been arrested for allegedly killing a 37-year-old Medford man in a hit-and-run crash in Coram last week, Suffolk County police said.Abdelgheni Dakyouk was charged with leaving the scene of an incident without reporting involving a fatality.Vehicular Crime Unit detectives said the 48-year-old suspect was driving northbound on Route 112 when he struck the victim shortly before 6 a.m. Saturday, March 14.The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. He has been tentatively identified, but has not yet been positively identified, police said.Dakyouk will be arraigned Thursday at First District Court in Central Islip.last_img read more

Stop making these internet mistakes

first_imgThe internet has been around for a while, so there’s a few things you should have learned by now. Just in case, here are some internet mistakes you’re still making.Using the same password for everything: If you’re like me, back in the stone ages (the late 90’s) you probably had one password. And that’s because the only thing you needed a password for was AOL. If you’re using the same email/password combo for multiple sites, “you’ve got problems” (AOL guy voice). One data hack later, and some upstanding citizen has access to all your online accounts (including your bank). Make it hard for someone to access one of your accounts but make it as difficult as possible for someone to access all of your accounts.Believing everything you read: There’s a lot of fake news out there. It comes from all kinds of sources and isn’t exclusive to any political party. You may prefer one cable news network over the other, but don’t just believe every piece of news you read on Facebook. Do your own research and make your own decisions. With all the click bait on the internet these days, the article you end up reading probably doesn’t have anything to do with the headline you clicked, anyway.Reading the comments section: Life is stressful enough without letting trolls get the best of you. If you like a post, give it a thumbs-up and move along. Wasting time reading what other people have to say will only lead to disaster. Some comments are pleasant and insightful, but most are just destructive and hateful. Do yourself a favor and don’t let those people ruin your day.Sharing your schedule: You want to squeeze in that last beach trip before cooler weather arrives? Fantastic. You should do it. Just don’t share your itinerary with all of Facebook. That will only let criminals know when to plan their heist. Feel free to share some beach pics with your Instagram followers, but it might be best to protect your posts so only approved followers can know that you’re not home. 43SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for CUInsight.com. John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: www.cuinsight.com Detailslast_img read more

Sec Cap loses fourth high-flier

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Kilmartin takes Portfolio tally to three

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Swiss pension schemes jointly tender CHF120m infrastructure mandate

first_imgIST added that it would consider all infrastructure sectors – excluding investments in nuclear and military projects, as well as prisons – but would view high-risk sectors as less suitable.Managers should answer a questionnaire available through IPE-Quest, covering information about the firm and the team being submitted to manage the assets.The search added: “In a second round, some applicants will be asked to provide a broader set of material. In the third round, the final adviser will be selected out of a shortlist.”Interested managers have until 28 February to apply, stating their performance to the end of December.The IPE.com news team is unable to answer any further questions about IPE-Quest tender notices to protect the interests of clients conducting the search. To obtain information directly from IPE-Quest, please contact Jayna Vishram on +44 (0) 20 7261 4630 or email jayna.vishram@ipe-quest.com. Switzerland’s IST Investment Foundation is looking to appoint an infrastructure manager to a CHF120 (€97m) fund targeting assets across all OECD countries, using IPE-Quest.The foundation, jointly owned by a dozen Swiss pension funds and with CHF6.1bn in assets under administration, said the aim of search QN1383 was to appoint a non-discretionary secondary infrastructure fund manager.“The goal of the mandate is to achieve stable, predictable current income from day one with a conservative risk profile,” IST said, noting that managers should aim for a balanced, diversified investment approach across stable OECD nations.Additionally, managers should be aware they would be subject to an as-yet undecided limit to how strongly the assets can be leveraged.last_img read more

Size does not matter when it comes to growth: Research

first_imgThe median house price in Cairns was $410,000, while Townsville was around $350,000, Mr Pressley said.“That is cheap as chips and they are big cities, just a smidgen under Hobart. Cairns is bigger than Darwin, Townsville is similar to Geelong, Wollongong and Hobart. A lot of people aren’t aware of that, plus Townsville is officially Australia’s military capital. The outlook for all three of those cities – Cairns, Townsville and Mackay – is very healthy.”“The next five years for those three are probably going to be the best they’ve had since pre-GFC when they were having double-digit years, year after year.”Propertyology figures showed in the five years between 2003 and 2007, Townsville’s annual change in median house price was 17 per cent, 28 per cent, 20 per cent, 13 per cent and 24 per cent. Those numbers there, Sydney and Melbourne have never seen.”More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus10 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market10 hours ago Mackay city and the Pioneer River.“In January 2003, Townsville was $144,000 median house price and by December 2007 it was $360,000. It’s pretty much the same price today, it has just gone flat. “Mackay had similar numbers before. From 2003 to 2007, 16 per cent, 36 per cent, 36 per cent, 20 per cent and 5 per cent.”From late 2013 to the end of 2017 Mackay’s median house price went from $430,000 to $340,000. For some context, Sydney’s median lost $190,000 in two years. That’s a lot money.”The growth figures out of Cairns from the five years to 2007 were 16 per cent, 32 per cent, 12 per cent, 13 per cent and 15 per cent.Mr Pressley said the whole country needed to see substantial wages growth before the 20 per cent growth years would return.But he said 10 per cent was possible and the Queensland market generally had that potential in the next couple of years. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON TWITTER East coast tops Brisbane’s hottest suburbs MORE: Historic Cintra House finds buyer An aerial view of the area earmarked for the Tropical North Global Tourism Hub in Cairns. Picture: Supplied.Dozens of smaller towns matched bigger cities for price growth in the past 20 years, new figures show, and Queensland’s once surging “mini” capitals could be ready to fire up again.Research by Queensland property industry analysis firm Propertyology found that so called “country” capitals, such as Cairns, Townsville and Mackay, played a central role in their regions, delivering respectable growth and strong potential to get back to double-digit growth.center_img Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58 Penthouse hits market with whopping price An aerial view of North Ward in Townsville.Property head Simon Pressley said the worst was definitely over for resource-linked regions hard hit in the past decade.“Small doesn’t mean bad,” he said. “Cairns, Townsville, Mackay are all among Australia’s top 20 towns for population size. They’re mini capital cities.”“The average annual growth in the last 20 years was 5.4 per cent per annum in Cairns, Mackay was 5 per cent and Townsville was 4.6 per cent.”“If someone said to me, growth of 5 per cent a year I’d say where do I sign. There’s a big bang for your buck when you look at the size of populations. It’s essentially affordable for people to invest.”last_img read more

Aubrey L. Holt

first_imgAubrey L. Holt, of Milan passed away Thursday October 5, 2017 at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati, OH. Aubrey was born Monday August 15, 1938  in Milan the son of Anthony and Margaret (Gabbard) Holt. He married Thelma (Martin) Holt May 12, 1962 and she survives.Aubrey served his country in the Navy. He retired from Monsanto in 1988 and was a self-employed truck driver from 1989-2001.  He was a bluegrass singer, entertainer and founding member of the highly- influential Boys from Indiana.  Throughout the run of the Boys From Indiana, Aubrey Holt was among the most recognized and admired vocalist in bluegrass.  He was a member of the Boys from Indiana from 1973-1995, Aubrey played with his brothers: Jerry and Tom Holt, Uncle: Harley and many others. He joined his sons band Tony Holt and The Wildwood Valley Boys from 2005-2015. In 2011 Holt was inducted into the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America Hall of Greats for his songwriting. He enjoyed music, fishing, camping, family, friends and telling stories.Aubrey is survived by wife of 55 years: Thelma Holt; children: Carla Holt; Brent Holt; Tony (Jackie) Holt; Margie (Roger) Minger; Rhonda (Gary) Schmidt all of Milan. 6 grandchildren: Caleb, Sara, Graci, Jared, Levi, Rachel. 5 great-grandchildren: Jordyn, Jackson, Cash, Marilyn, Christopher. Siblings: Jerry (Rose) Holt; Bill (Dottie) Holt; Judy (Merle) Feller; Tom (Joyce) Holt all of Milan.  He was preceded in death by his parents and one daughter Anita Holt.Funeral services will be held at 10:00AM on Wednesday October 11, 2017 at Hope Baptist Church 15593 US 50 Dillsboro In 47018 with Pastor Tom Holt officiating.  Burial with military rites will follow in New Craven Cemetery at Milan.  Visitation will be on Tuesday from 3-7PM at the church.  Memorials may be made in his memory to Aubrey Holt Music Scholarship. Go to www.lawscarrmoore.com to leave an online condolence message for the family.  Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home, Milan entrusted with arrangements. (812) 654- 2141. Box 243 Milan, In 47031.last_img read more