Show Closed This production ended its run on March 29, 2015 Who is the latest headliner at the Kit Kat Klub? American Sniper and Foxcatcher star Sienna Miller! The screen star is succeeding Emma Stone in Broadway’s Cabaret as the “perfectly marvelous” nightclub singer with painted green fingernails, Sally Bowles. Check out these shots of Miller performing “Maybe This Time” and “Mein Herr” in People, then catch her in the flesh at Studio 54 through March 29! Related Shows View Comments Cabaret
Four undergraduate students from the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) are representing the college in Washington, D.C., serving as 2020 CAES Congressional Agricultural Fellows.The 12-week fellowship allows these students to have a voice in the nation’s capital, with hands-on learning opportunities in the offices of Georgia Sen. Kelly Loeffler and Georgia Reps. Doug Collins and Sanford Bishop.“As a first-generation college student, living and working on Capitol Hill was not in the cards for me — at least that’s what I told myself,” said Emily Leonard, a junior agricultural education major. “Being able to represent my college, my family and my community in D.C. is such an honor and has opened my eyes to the possibilities that being a CAES student brings. It means that I am able to serve my state through agricultural policy work and further build respect for those who work in this capacity.”While in D.C., the students witness how the legislature affects the agricultural industry, from national policy to state-level decisions. They also get to be a part of the conversations, learning from experts with decades of experience.“Being a Congressional Ag Fellow means I have the chance to represent Georgia agriculture in a political environment,” said Grace Dodds, a junior agricultural communications major. “Though I have a small voice, I actively get to work on policy that fights for the state’s top economic industry and all those who contribute.”Since the program’s inception in 1997, CAES has helped develop new generations of agricultural policymakers by providing them with the opportunity to gain real-world experience at the highest level. More than 100 students have been selected for the CAES Congressional Agricultural Fellowship program.This year’s students representing UGA as 2020 Congressional Agricultural Fellows include:Julie Bacon, an agricultural communications graduate from Reidsville, Georgia, earned her degree in the spring and is working in the office of Sen. Kelly Loeffler.Ben Murray, a senior agricultural communications major from Alapaha, Georgia, is working in the office of Sen. Kelly Loeffler.Grace Dodds, a junior agricultural communications major from Columbus, Georgia, is working in the office of Rep. Doug Collins.Emily Leonard, a junior agricultural education major from Lake Park, Georgia, is working in the office of Rep. Sanford Bishop.“The Congressional Ag Fellowship is one of the longest-running internship programs at CAES,” said Amanda Newquist, director of experiential learning at CAES. “Students receive firsthand experience on policy issues that directly affect Georgia’s farmers. Whether they choose to pursue a career in policy or not, the Congressional Ag Fellowship develops marketable skills students will use in their future careers.”The Congressional Agricultural Fellowship is funded by Georgia EMC and the Georgia Agribusiness Council.For more information on CAES, the college’s experiential learning initiative, and other opportunities available to students, visit students.caes.uga.edu.
As nations race to develop treatments and vaccines for COVID-19, Japan has become a victim of its own success as slowing new infections has led to a shortage of patients to enroll in clinical trials.Clinical trials are underway for more than a dozen potential vaccines, including at least six in China, but Japan’s first human trials are expected to start next month.In development of treatments, Russia and India approved Fujifilm Holdings Corp’s Avigan as a COVID-19 therapy, but Japan, whose Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has touted the drug’s potential and hoped to approve it in May, won’t see a decision until at least July. “Due to the decreasing number of coronavirus infections, we believe it will take some time before clinical research is completed,” said Tetsuya Nakamura, who is running a trial of Avigan at Gunma University Hospital in central Japan.”It’s a pity that Avigan has been approved overseas but not in Japan.”Japan has fared better than most developed nations in tackling the disease that has killed more than 470,000 worldwide. While the epidemic drove Japan’s medical system to the brink of collapse in recent months, serious cases now number about 60 nationwide.Some 54 COVID-19 related clinical trials have been launched in Japan, but most are still in the patient recruitment phase, according to trials’ tracking data. Interest in Avigan, known generically as favipiravir, soared in March after a Chinese official said it appeared to help patients recover from COVID-19. It is now the subject of at least 25 clinical trials around the world.The regulatory delay on Avigan is partly due to the fact that the studies should have been carried out in multiple countries at once, said Dr. Nakamura. But such studies are “enormously expensive.”Fujifilm said it is working to complete the clinical trials “as soon as possible.”Japanese biotech firm Healios KK said in April it intended to add COVID-19 patients to its experimental lung therapy trial but has not enlisted any as yet.”We were careful to size the cohort in light of the low number of patients in Japan, and so are only seeking to enroll around five patients,” CFO Richard Kincaid said.With a dearth of domestic patients, Japan may have to rely more on overseas data and results to aid in regulatory approvals. That practice is common “if the quality of data is considered to be good enough,” according to health ministry official Yasuyuki Sahara.Sahara did not comment on the Russia or Indian approvals of Avigan and whether data from those nations could be used in Japan. The Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency, Japan’s primary drug regulator, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.Topics :
Topics : Pay disparity between men’s and women’s professional soccer players has been in the spotlight since the United States women’s team sued the governing body U.S. Soccer last year alleging gender discrimination in earnings and working conditions.The team’s claims were dismissed by a court in May and a bid to immediately appeal the decision was denied.Australian soccer’s governing body said in November that it had reached agreement with the players’ union on a new collective bargaining agreement that “closes the pay gap” between the men’s and women’s teams.New Zealand and Norway have also moved to address the pay gap between their male and female players.The Brazil women’s team reached the World Cup final in 2007 and Olympic finals in 2004 and 2008. The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) said on Wednesday that its men’s and women’s national soccer teams will receive equal pay and prize money.”There is no more gender difference, the CBF is treating men and women equally,” CBF chief Rogerio Caboclo said in statement.The CBF said that it had also appointed two women’s soccer coordinators, Duda Luizelli and Aline Pellegrino.
Topics : He said that as the distance between districts was quite far, with floodwater hitting the districts at different times, some areas started to experience flooding in the past few days after floodwater had already receded in other districts.According to Adi, the highest water level was recorded on the eighth day of the floods, reaching up to 3.5 meters. He said that based on locals’ and the regent’s accounts, flooding in Seruyan regency was the worst it had been in the last 15 years.As reported by kompas.id, besides Seruyan regency, flooding also affected dozens of other districts in six regencies: Katingan, Lamandau, East Kotawaringin, West Kotawaringin, Kapuas and Murung Raya.Read also: Floods hit Jakarta after heavy rainfall in capital, upstream areas Adi said that despite the organization’s efforts to deliver supplies such as staple food, diapers, and hygiene kits to victims, the flood had cut off road access to some villages, leaving residents without access to aid.Reports from TVOne on Tuesday stated that hundreds of residents affected by the flood in Katingan regency, Central Kalimantan, had not received sufficient aid in the past two weeks.Many residents opted to stay in their homes despite struggling to get access to clean water and food. Several residents contracted water-borne diseases such as diarrhea and skin diseases.Acting head of the Central Kalimantan Disaster and Fire Mitigation Agency, Darliansjah, said his agency was trying to deliver aid to affected areas as fast as possible, using helicopters to transport supplies to areas that could not be accessed through land.”We had also deployed health workers to emergency shelters to handle common diseases during flooding,” he said on Sunday as reported by kompas.id.Elsewhere, flooding also struck 15 villages in two districts in Ketapang regency, West Kalimantan.Read also: Two killed, hundreds displaced in Sukabumi flash flood, more rain to come”Water levels varied from 50 centimeters to 2.5 meters,” the National Disaster Mitigation Agency’s (BNPB) Data Information and Disaster Communication Center head, Raditya Jati, said in a statement.Raditya stated that there were 20 districts in Ketapang regency with a combined population of 270,530 people that were at risk of flooding.”We urge residents to stay alert as the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency [BMKG] has warned of heavy rainstorms in West Kalimantan. We advise those who had to evacuate their homes to always adhere to health protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19,” he said.Both the West Kalimantan and Central Kalimantan administrations declared a 14-day state of emergency in response to the flooding, which would last until Sept. 26 and 27 respectively.Heavy downpours also caused flooding in several other regions in Indonesia, including Jakarta and parts of West Java. Massive flooding has inundated dozens of districts in Central Kalimantan and West Kalimantan over the last 15 days, causing the two provincial administrations to declare a state of emergency.Adi Cahyono, head of the Central Kalimantan Indonesia volunteer society of humanitarian organization Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT), said that floods had affected 4,509 families in nine districts in Seruyan regency, Central Kalimantan.”Based on data from the Central Kalimantan Disaster Mitigation Agency [BPBD], 16,459 people were affected [by the flood]. At least 4,000 houses were damaged in nine districts, namely Seruyan Tengah, Batu Ampar, Antang Kalang, Marikit, Mentaya Hulu, Seruyan Hulu, Suling Tambun, Manjul and Danau Seluluk,” Adi told The Jakarta Post on Wednesday.
KCM took over UK operations from MN in 2015. At the time, MN managed almost €11bn of UK pension assets, of which €3.5bn was in a fiduciary context.KCM said all clients had decided to stay, and that it had sealed a new €120m fiduciary contract since the deal.Kempen further made clear that it expected to start offering multi-asset and European high yield credit strategies this year. The company said it also planned to increase its focus on long-term investments, and has expanded the distribution of existing investment strategies in France and Germany.In other news, the €1bn pension fund of engineering firm Arcadis said that it was considering placing its pension plan with a general pension fund (APF) and that it was assessing proposals from three commercial players.On its website it made clear that its non-professional board and 10-strong pensions bureau were nearing their limits in an increasingly complicated regulatory and investment environment.It said that an APF could offer the expertise as well as cost benefits of a larger organisation, while still giving Arcadis sufficient control over its pension payments.According to the scheme, it deliberately opted for a general pension fund of a commercial player “as setting up an APF with other pension funds would be expensive and take a lot of time, while co-operation with other schemes has seldom turned out to be successful”.If joining an APF turned out not to be feasible for the Arcadis scheme, the board said it would consider further professionalising its staff and outsourcing more functions as a temporary alternative.Astrid Roelofs, the scheme’s director, said that, for example, its pensions administration and other parts of asset management could be outsourced.She also said that the pension fund is currently assessing how its illiquid investments could be transferred to an APF without additional transition costs or a forced sale.Last year, the pension fund contracted out management of its interest and inflation hedges to Cardano, citing “complicated management of derivatives following the European Market Infrastructure Regulation”.Finally, the €205bn asset manager PGGM said it had invested €150m in the construction of two huge and and sustainable distribution centres in Japan, in a co-investment with e-Shang Redwood (ESR).The decision came in the wake of a €200m investment in the purchase of similar objects elsewhere in the country.The most recent investment involved logistics buildings in the urban areas of Osaka and Tokyo.PGGM said the investment was in anticipation of a “very dynamic” market for both logistics and e-commerce in metropolitan areas, with a shortage of modern quake-proof facilities.In Japan, ESR is an important player in developing, constructing, and managing logistical property. The company also targets China.Guido Verhoef, PGGM’s head of private real estate, said the partnership with ESR “offered its clients direct access to the largest and most modern logistical projects in top locations in Asia with the strongest economic urban areas in the world”.“The fast urbanisation and growth in e-commerce lead to a strong increase of consumption as well as logistical innovation,” he added. “This offers great investment opportunities for the long term.”According to PGGM, the projects were of a new and “very sustainable” generation, with their energy needs largely generated by solar panels on the roof.As a consequence, carbon emissions would be 80% lower than average in the sector, the pension manager said. In addition, because of the solar panels’ shade, energy costs could be limited by 20%.PGGM also said that the concrete and asphalt used for construction would large be recycled material, and that rain water would be captured and re-used.Thijs Schoenaker, PGGM’s director for private real estate in Asia Pacific, said that both projects would generate an “attractive return”.So far PGGM – the asset manager for the €185bn healthcare scheme PFZW – has committed €736m in total to its strategic partnership with ESR. Kempen Capital Management (KCM) wants to make the UK its “second home market” and further expand its services, after successfully completing the transition of the British clients of MN.In its annual report for 2016, the €38bn Netherlands-based asset manager said it had appointed a managing director as well as a sales team for investment strategies for its London-based operations.The team has been tasked with focusing on investments and fiduciary management, KCM said.Last month, Kempen expanded its fiduciary team with the appointment of four members from Altis Investment Management.
The view from a waterfront home at Mermaid Beach.In Sunshine Beach in the Noosa Shire, house prices have increased by an average of $109,401 a year in the past five years — that’s significantly more than the annual median income of $69,680.Even in the blue chip suburb of New Farm in Brisbane, where households take home an annual wage of $93,704, property has earned more.Houses in the suburb have increased more than $500,000 in the past five years, according to RiskWise — that’s an average annual price rise of around $100,000. MEGA MANSION SELLS FOR $11M PLUS The property research group identified eight suburbs in Queensland where house price growth has outpaced household incomes over five years.The other suburbs are Surfers Paradise and Main Beach on the Gold Coast, and Minyama, Noosa Heads and Noosaville on the Sunshine Coast. RiskWise CEO Doron Peleg. Picture: Mike Batterham.Mr Peleg said demand from interstate migrants had helped pushed prices up in those suburbs, but they were still affordable compared with similar suburbs in New South Wales and Victoria.“With the exception of Main Beach, the rest of the suburbs have median prices of around $1.3/1.4 million, and if you compare those numbers to Sydney and Melbourne, the prices are still very cheap in comparison to the same suburbs,” he said.“When you compare apples with apples, what you pay for what you get is outstanding.” NSW CARPARK COSTS SAME AS QLD UNIT Thanks to an extra breadwinner in the family, Symone Wilson, Matthew Jarvis and their two sons are living the good life in the inner-city Brisbane suburb of New Farm.The extra breadwinner is their former family home — a beautiful house at 15 Oxlade Drive, New Farm, which Ms Wilson sold for $3.15 million in 2014.She paid just $442,000 for it in 2000.Ms Wilson and Mr Jarvis then bought a worker’s cottage at 87 James St, New Farm, which became a renovation project.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus17 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market17 hours agoThis house at 87 James St, New Farm, is for sale.The four-bedroom, three-bathroom house is on a corner block in the heart of the suburb and has been architecturally designed to accommodate dual living and a home office.It’s on the market for offers over $2.3 million.“We’ve lived in it for four years, but are selling because my mother and father are coming to live with us and we just need something bigger,” Ms Wilson said. Aerial view of the Gold Coast, from Mermaid Beach to Surfers Paradise. Picture: David Clark.RiskWise Property Research chief executive Doron Peleg said the fact the vast majority of the suburbs were beachside reflected a national trend of sea-change suburbs outperforming treechange suburbs. “We are seeing a combination of retirees, business owners and entrepreneurs and a significantly growing number of mobile professionals moving to these lifestyle locations,” Mr Peleg said.He said the suburbs were all considered “lucrative” in southeast Queensland, attracting high net worth individuals and a high socio-economic demographic. SEASIDE UNIT SELLS FOR RECORD PRICE They also outperformed in terms of capital growth, Mr Peleg said.“These suburbs form a league of their own in the sense that the prices are completely different and significantly higher than the median price in their regions,” he said.Greater Brisbane achieved capital growth of 25.7 per cent over five years, whereas these suburbs achieved much greater growth in that period. The view from the house at 87 James St, New Farm, which is for sale.She said they were looking for another home in New Farm because she wouldn’t live anywhere else.“You can’t go past the community feel in the suburb and the access to amenities,” she said.“There is a lot to offer.“That’s why a lot of people who live in New Farm say; ‘Don’t move out, you’ll never get back in!’” New Farm’s cafe scene makes it appealing to home buyers. Picture: Annette Dew.Ms Manning said there continued to be high demand from people wanting to live or invest in the area because of the projected capital growth.She said the suburb was also tightly held because of the amenities and lifestyle it provided, including access to New Farm Park, the river, the city, a variety of high end restaurants and boutique shopping and food outlets.“We deal with vendors who have owned properties for over 20 or 30 years and aren’t motivated to sell because their properties are rising in value exponentially every few years,” she said. “What we typically recommend to anyone wanting to invest in New Farm is; ‘Just get in, even if it’s at a higher entry level’, and then sit tight for a few years — the return on investment will come!” THE QLD SUBURBS WHERE YOUR HOUSE EARNS MORE THAN YOUSuburb Median House Price 5-Year Increase Median Income Annual Change Mermaid Beach $1,425,310 $603,511 $76,076 $120,702Sunshine Beach $1,358,168 $547,003 $69,680 $109,401New Farm $1,449,901 $506,514 $93,704 $101,303Surfers Paradise $1,328,028 $484,852 $59,072 $96,970Main Beach $1,776,647 $426,313 $79,768 $85,263Minyama $1,096,353 $391,724 $63,856 $78,345Noosa Heads $1,002,336 $374,446 $71,500 $74,889Noosaville $927,746 $312,083 $59,904 $62,417Source: RiskWise Property, CoreLogic, ABS Symone Wilson with her kids, Hugo, 14, and Jarvis, 11, at home in New Farm. Picture: Annette Dew.Listing agent Isabella Manning of Belle Property New Farm said the suburb’s phenomenal house price growth could be attributed to a lack of supply and strong demand.“There’s next to no new construction or land development in New Farm compared to other suburbs and its getting harder to find blocks that are subdividable,” she said.“Essentially, it comes down to limited/finite amount of stock.” Symone Wilson with her kids, Hugo, 14, and Jarvis, 11, at their home in New Farm. Picture: Annette Dew.HOUSES in some of Queensland’s most exclusive postcodes are earning tens of thousands of dollars a year more than their owners, with price gains in some suburbs easily exceeding take-home pay.Analysis by RiskWise Property Research, provided exclusively to The Courier-Mail, has found houses in Mermaid Beach on the Gold Coast have posted average annual increases of $120,702 over the past five years — without their owners having to lift a finger. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE That’s $44,600 more a year than the median annual household income in the suburb of $76,076.The average price of a house in the millionaire’s playground of Mermaid Beach is $1.425 million and apartments are around $420,000.
In response to growing volumes, Finland-based RoRo and passenger services operator Finnlines has decided to expand its fleet with MS Europalink, a Star-class passenger-freight vessel. Specifically, Finnlines’ Swedish subsidiary, Rederi Aktiebolaget Nordö-Link, bought the 2007-built ship from the Grimaldi Group on January 26, in accordance with the purchase agreement signed earlier.Back in 2013, the ship was sold by Finnlines to the parent company because of insufficient volumes in the Baltic. However, volume trends have reversed and the vessel will join the company on the Germany/Sweden trade.As informed, MS Europalink will be fitted with exhaust gas scrubbers in mid-March and it will start sailing under the Swedish flag on the Malmö–Travemünde route.The vessel, which has a capacity of 4,215 lane meters and 554 passengers, will undergo refurbishment in the public areas, according to the company.Last year, the company launched an investment program to lengthen four of its Breeze-series RoRo ships, including the two optional ones.The first lengthened vessel from the batch, MS Finntide, was delivered to the company in November 2017.Finnlines said that the second vessel, MS Finnwave, has also completed lengthening and is now 30 meters longer. The capacity of the vessel is now 4,192 lane meters, which means that the lengthening added 1,000 lane meters. MS Finnwave has returned to the normal traffic on Uusikaupunki/Turku–Travemünde route.By the end of May, a further two vessels, MS Finnsun and MS Finnsky, will be lengthened.
The Sea Dog Creek dredging project, aimed to remove a sand bar that has become a hazard for local boaters and to restore marshland, is officially underway, Councilwoman Erin King Sweeney said in her latest announcement. In January 2018, Hempstead Town Supervisor Laura Gillen, Councilwoman King Sweeney and Councilman Anthony D’Esposito stood together to call on the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) to expedite a permit to allow the town to dredge Sea Dog Creek to unclog access to the South Bay area and place the dredged material on the marshland to combat the erosion of those precious resources.In an effort to expedite the permits, Councilwoman King Sweeney, who represents the area, met with NYSDEC authorities in Albany to discuss the need for this project.Image source: Councilwoman Erin King Sweeney facebook pageShe said in her latest statement that on May 11th the permit to dredge from May 14-June 3rd was approved.Though the weather prevented an immediate start, Councilwoman King Sweeney visited the dredging site last week to view the progress.“This dredging was a project that those who navigate our waterways desperately needed,” said Councilwoman King Sweeney. “I couldn’t be happier that the NYDEC recognized the urgency of this matter and worked with us to bring it to fruition.”When Superstorm Sandy’s floodwaters swept through Point Lookout, a shoal was created just north of the Loop Parkway drawbridge, where the eastern end of Sea Dog Creek connects with Long Creek. Since that time, the waterway had become even more clogged, and many boaters have reported that it has become dangerous to navigate.The dredging is all being completed in-house by employees of the Town of Hempstead Department of Conservation and Waterways.It is estimated that 15,000 cubic yards of sand will be removed from the waterway and placed in a northwestern portion of Alder Island.[mappress mapid=”25181″]
Norwegian oil and gas company Equinor has been awarded exploration acreage in the Northern Carnarvon Basin offshore Western Australia.The new exploration permit, WA-542-P, has been awarded to Equinor as operator and 100% owner, Equinor said on Thursday.“We are pleased with this award which expands our position in Australia with an exploration opportunity in a proven basin,” said Paul McCafferty, Equinor’s senior vice president for international offshore exploration.WA-542-P is located west of the recent Dorado oil discovery. The block covers 4815 square kilometres and lies about 100 kilometers from the Australian coast. The water depth ranges from 80 to 350 meters.“An interesting new liquids play has emerged in this part of Australia’s northwest shelf and we are looking forward to assessing the potential in our new permit,” said McCafferty.The work program for the block includes geological and geophysical studies, reprocessing of seismic data and new 3D seismic acquisition.Equinor established an office in Australia in 2012, and is the operator for EPP39 and EPP40 in the Ceduna Basin offshore South Australia.Spotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Also, if you’re interested in showcasing your company, product or technology on Offshore Energy Today, please contact us via our advertising form where you can also see our media kit.