Kafka’s Dick

first_imgThis production of Kafka’s Dick, directed by Sophie Buchan and Sara Carroll, is an excellent interpretation of Bennett’s absurdist comedy. It focusses on the relationship between Kafka (Simon Motz) and Brod (Thomas Eyre-Maunsell), both of whom give energetic and vivid performances. The production examines the relationship between these two characters, and brings out too the lighter, more farcical side of the play to create some truly funny moments. The scene in which Brod tries to hide from Kafka the fact that he did not burn his books brings out the best of Eyre-Maunsell’s acting talents. Kieran Wanduragala’s Sydney is a banal man, and his contemptuous dismissal of Juliet Lough’s Linda is effective and in sharp contrast with Kafka’s encouragement of her more thoughtful side. The play works in pairs, and the dialogue between Kafka and Linda is especially effective. The directors have chosen to emphasise the literary allusions in the play, in order to highlight its subtext, and to make its satire as accessible as posible. This allows both those familiar with Kafka, and newcomers to his works, to appreciate the play. The production is ideally suited to the BT, as the intimacy highlights the absurdity of Bennett’s world, as well as emphasising the interplay between the characters. The themes which run through the comedy are excellently drawn out in a production which is both thoughtprovoking and entertaining.ARCHIVE: 1st week TT 2004last_img read more

Indiana AG says state agencies can’t use non-binary marker

first_img By Associated Press – March 11, 2020 0 266 Facebook Google+ Twitter Previous articleGoshen Mayor preparing for coronavirusNext articleMichigan State University moving to virtual instruction due to coronavirus concern Associated PressNews from the Associated Press and its network of reporters and publications. WhatsApp Indiana AG says state agencies can’t use non-binary marker WhatsApp (Photo Supplied/Bureau of Motor Vehicles) INDIANAPOLIS (AP): Indiana’s attorney general says agencies are not allowed to use an “X” gender designation on identification cards for residents who don’t identify as male or female.Curtis Hill said in an official opinion issued Monday that agencies must have strict direction from the state legislature to adopt the non-binary identifier. State law requires applications for driver’s licenses or state IDs to include information about the person’s gender.Hill says the Bureau of Motor Vehicles and State Department of Health exceeded their authority when they briefly allowed nonbinary individuals to apply for a driver’s license, state identification card or birth certificate with an “X” marker. Pinterest Google+ Twitter Facebook Pinterest IndianaLocalNewslast_img read more

IOSHA receiving scores of coronavirus-related workplace complaints

first_img Previous articleSouth Bend man, 28, sentenced for weapons charge during drug traffickingNext articleMayor Roberson proposes downtown Elkhart based county court complex/city public safety building Network Indiana WhatsApp By Network Indiana – September 22, 2020 0 256 Facebook CoronavirusIndianaLocalNews Pinterest Google+ IOSHA receiving scores of coronavirus-related workplace complaints Pinterest Twitter This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. The sample was isolated from a patient in the U.S. (NIAID-RML) Indiana’s workplace safety agency has gotten more than seven times its usual number of complaints this year — most of them related to coronavirus precautions.Early on, when all but essential businesses had to close, there were a lot of calls questioning whether a business was staying open when it shouldn’t be. Now, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is fielding calls about businesses are doing enough to supply masks and sanitizer.Some legislators are uneasy about IOSHA’s efforts to enforce workplace coronavirus protections. Noblesville Representative Chuck Goodrich (R) says businesses have complained to him about what he calls the threatening tone of IOSHA letters. And Kokomo Representative Heath VanNatter (R) says with IOSHA suspending most site visits due to a pandemic, the agency’s letters put business owners in a position of having to prove their innocence.Deputy labor commissioner Michelle Ellison says IOSHA typically isn’t threatening shutdowns, but asking businesses what precautions they’re taking, and offering ideas on how to virus-proof the workplace. She points to hand sanitizer as an example: while businesses are required to maintain a safe environment, there’s no specific requirement to provide sanitizer. She says a letter in response to a sanitizer complaint wouldn’t order businesses to stock up, but would ask what steps they’re taking to promote proper hand-washing.And Ellison says there’s been a shift in the nature of the complaints the agency receives about masks. At the beginning of the pandemic, she says workers were objecting when their employers didn’t provide masks. Now, she says, there’s an increase in workers objecting to having to wear them. Google+ WhatsApp Twitter Facebooklast_img read more

Several Area High Schools Receive National Awards by U.S. News & World Report

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisMichigan- A number of public high schools from Northeast Michigan received national recognition for excellence by U.S. News & World Report.The publication releases a ranking of public high schools each year. This year, over 20,500 schools were evaluated. Alpena High School was the highest ranked school from the region. AHS came in at 81st in the state and 2,141st in the nation. Alpena, Tawas, and Ogemaw Heights all received silver awards.A number of smaller schools went unranked but still received national recognition. Alcona, Cheboygan, Fairview, Johannesburg-Lewiston, Hale, Onaway, Oscoda, Rogers City, and Whittemore-Prescott all received bronze awards.The report bases their ranking and evaluation on how schools serve all of their students. US News & World Report also evaluates how prepared students are for college-level coursework. Arizona took six of the top ten spots in the ranking.251 schools were ranked in the Mitten State. International Academy of Macomb was the highest ranked school from Michigan, coming in as the seventh ranked public high school in the nation. You can check out the full list of schools by heading over to U.S. News & World Report or click here.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious MATE ROV Competition Comes Home to Great Lakes Maritime Heritage CenterNext Local College Graduates Make History.last_img read more

A’s lose to Angels, cry foul over potential fan interference

first_imgOAKLAND — For the sixth time this season, the A’s arranged a so-called bullpen game. They asked starter Liam Hendriks to go only one inning (seven pitches!) before giving way to a scheduled parade of relievers.It didn’t work Tuesday night. And much of failure in a 9-7 loss to the Los Angeles Angels at the Coliseum can be traced back to an arm that wasn’t scheduled to appear at all. Click here if you have trouble seeing the gallery in your mobile device. A fan in the stands reached …last_img

Black Sash making its mark for 60 years

first_imgFor more than half-a-century, the Black Sash has been helping people in tangible concrete ways realise their human rights. Formed in response to the discrimination practised by the apartheid government, today it still works to assist the downtrodden. Black Sash, the initiative that started in 1955 to fight against the government’s apartheid laws, are now for example helping people who have fraudulent deductions for loan repayments and airtime taken from their grants. (Image: Screen grab via YouTube) Melissa JavanHelping people who rely on social grants who have fraudulent deductions for loan repayments and airtime taken from their grants, is just one of the things the Black Sash has been doing over the past few years to relieve the pressure of poverty.In May, this initiative – known for its vision to make human rights real – celebrates 60 years of existence. On 19 May 1955, six women decided to take political action against the packing of the Senate to disenfranchise coloured voters; it was to be foundational to the establishment of the Black Sash.According to the organisation, the women who started this initiative continued to making their voices heard by organising peaceful marches, handing over petitions and helping a number of South Africans who were affected by apartheid laws.“They were also part of a group of women who marched to the Union Buildings in 1956 against pass laws, on what is now known as Women’s Day,” says the Black Sash. “The group was initially called The Women’s Defence of the Constitution League and later nicknamed the Black Sash by the media, because of the black sashes they wore to marches.”It was not an easy road for them. News reports speak of the negative feedback from the public. They were often taunted as vuilgoed (rubbish) and lighted cigarettes were thrown at them. In Worcester, in the Cape, a man confronted the women, saying: “We would like to push you into the sea.”But they also had some support: they were greeted by V for Victory signs, thumbs-up salutes and warm congratulations for their activism.The seed they plantedThe Black Sash embarked on campaigns against the erosion of civil liberties and racial segregation. “They also set up a bail fund in 1958 to assist people arrested for contraventions of the pass laws. Soon afterwards, the first Black Sash advice office opened in Cape Town, offering free paralegal advice and support.“The following 20 years were difficult as political movements were driven underground or into exile. Through this period the women of the Black Sash stood in silent protest with their placards, provided advice services, researched laws, followed parliamentary debates, wrote articles, took statements, monitored and recorded meetings, and kept and published lists of those victimised by the apartheid government,” the organisation says.“We continue to work to realise the rights of the most vulnerable, with an emphasis on women and children. In partnership with civil society organisations across the country, we work in three programmes: rights-based information, education and training; community monitoring; and advocacy in partnership.”Elroy Paulus, the national advocacy manager, said that until 2011 the Black Sash offered one-to-one advice-giving as a service. While this service is no longer an option, there is a helpline through which members of the public can ask a Black Sash paralegal anything relating to their rights. “We work with approximately 400 community based-organisations [and] non-governmental organisations, many being advice offices,” he explained.Much needed to be doneWhile apartheid may be over, there is still a need for the Black Sash. Lynette Maart, the national director, said: “The challenges facing South Africa are inequality and extreme poverty, a footprint left by apartheid and globalisation which will not be changed quickly.“While we acknowledge that we have a good Constitution, it is in part a promise that does not always translate into human rights on the ground, and we need to remain mindful that there is still a lot of work to be done.”She gave an example of one of the group’s achievements: she and a colleague were on a farm in Franschhoek to witness the repayment of funeral cover instalments deducted fraudulently from the accounts of several social grant beneficiaries.The Black Sash had exposed fraud and misrepresentation of South African Social Security Agency (Sassa). “To date, the Paarl Advice Office has uncovered 43 cases in Franschhoek alone,” Maart said.“The Black Sash and our community based-organisations [CBO] partners have witnessed many other unauthorised, illegal, fraudulent and immoral debit deductions from the Sassa branded bank accounts – including [for] water and prescribed debt.”Prescribed debt is debt that is older than three years. In terms of South African law, a debt prescribes – meaning it falls away or expires – after three years.In March this year, the Constitutional Court ordered Sassa to implement a timetable for the new tender for payment of social grants nationally in October 2015, Maart said.“We hope that the South African Reserve Bank serves on the new Sassa Tender Bid Committee to ensure that proposals from prospective bidders technically and systemically prohibit any EFT, stop or debit order deductions from ring-fenced bank accounts and block the trade of personal confidential data, including biometric data and cellphone numbers.”FestivitiesWhile the hard work to make human rights real continues, the Black Sash did spend time celebrating its 60th year.On 16 May, Standing on Street Corners: A History of the Natal Midlands Region of the Black Sash, by Mary Kleinenberg and Christopher Merrett, was launched in Pietermaritzburg.On 19 May, the book Sheena Duncan was launched in Cape Town.On 23 May, a gathering was held for Gauteng colleagues at the Women’s Jail Atrium on Constitution Hill. Sheena Duncan was launched in the region and there was a panel discussion.About Sheena DuncanDuncan was an anti-apartheid activist and counsellor. She was the daughter of Jean Sinclair, one of the co-founders of the Black Sash, and joined the organisation in 1978. She played a significant role in the group and was involved in recruiting members for resistance movements.The book Sheena Duncan was written by her colleague and friend, Annemarie Hendrikz, while Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu wrote the introduction. The online news portal IOL reports that Tutu, speaking at the launch, said he thought God was proud of Duncan. “I think God was glad God made Sheena Duncan. He rubbed his hands together and said, ‘Now there’s something.’”She died in 2010.The Black Sash National Helpline, 072 66 33 739 or [email protected], is a free national information, advice and referral service.Watch the history of the Black Sash and how these women made an impact:last_img read more

Starcrossed Beauty Navy Blue Ostrich Feather Headband Flapper 1920s Great Gatsby Vintage Headpiece Z01 *EXCLUSIVELY SOLD BY STARCROSSED BEAUTY* – Exactly as described

first_img Posted on January 24, 2019Author Nathalie DuboisCategories HeadbandsTags Starcrossed Beauty Extremely pleased with item, daughter was joyful with it as it accomplished her gatsby outfit very properly.Seems truly very good but think it was a small pricey for what it is.Great item to get the 1920’s search. , however my good friend requested the same one and her feather was a lot larger sized than mine.It truly is pleasant, but not way too significantly to pay out it nine lbs. The head band is perfect size for me but i do have big hair. As described and looked great on.Exactly as describedNavy blue ostrich featherGreat product wore it for a twenties evening beautiful had to don the band under my hair so it did not bundle up looked great.Will be ideal for our murder thriller fund raiser.Was as explained and went fantastic with my outfit.Predicted the band which went about the head to be a little wider.Features of Navy Blue Ostrich Feather Headband Flapper 1920s Great Gatsby Vintage Headpiece Silver Z01 *EXCLUSIVELY SOLD BY STARCROSSED BEAUTY*Beautiful real feather ostrich feather headpiece!This is stunning and vintage in style. Featuring real ostrich feathers, silver tone rhinestone centrepiece and glittering elasticated silver headband. Perfect for adding 1920s style glamour to your outfit!These are real feathers – the exact size, shape and shade may vary as no two are the same! One I measured was 24cm long but this may vary slightly due to being a natural product. The headband base is 1cm wide.Brand new without tags.Many more items like this are available in our shop!Beautiful real feather ostrich feather headpiece! Brand new without tags. SummaryReviewer Nathalie DuboisReview Date2019-01-24 00:22:55Reviewed Item Navy Blue Ostrich Feather Headband Flapper 1920s Great Gatsby Vintage Headpiece Silver Z01 *EXCLUSIVELY SOLD BY STARCROSSED BEAUTY*Rating 5.0 / 5  stars, based on  11  reviews These are real feathers – the exact size, shape and shade may vary as no two are the same! One I measured was 24cm long but this may vary slightly due to being a natural product. Many more items like this are available in our shop! This is stunning and vintage in style. Featuring real ostrich feathers, silver tone rhinestone centrepiece and glittering elasticated silver headband.last_img read more

Ohio Cattlemen’s Association’s BEST Program set to kick off season

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio Cattlemen’s Association (OCA) is pleased to announce the 2019-20 BEST (Beef Exhibitor Show Total) program sponsoring partners that include AgPro Companies, Bob Evans Farms; Farm Credit Mid-America; Frazier Farms; Garwood Arena; Kalmbach Feeds – Formula of Champions; M.H. Eby, Inc.; John Deere, Ohio Farm Bureau Federation and Weaver Leather Livestock. BEST is a youth program of OCA that recognizes Ohio’s junior beef exhibitors for participation and placings through a series of sanctioned cattle shows that include showmanship competitions, educational contests and leadership opportunities. Juniors who participate in these sanctioned shows earn points for their placings. Points are tabulated for cattle, showmanship, registered Bred & Owned animals and first or second year BEST participants in a separate Novice division for market animals, heifers and showmanship. The program promotes consistency for exhibitors at sanctioned shows hosted by county associations or agricultural groups and clubs. These points are tabulated and posted at www.ohiocattle.org.The 2019-20 OCA BEST Season is as follows:AGR Holiday Classic — Columbus, Dec. 7-8Scarlet & Gray Midwest Showdown — Springfield, Jan. 4-5Clark County Cattle Battle — Springfield, Jan. 25-26DTS Cupid Classic — Springfield, Feb. 15-16Holmes County Preview — Millersburg, March 7-8Ohio Beef Expo — Columbus, March 19-22BEST Awards Banquet — Columbus, May 2New for the 2019-20 BEST season, OCA is introducing the Stockmanship division. This new opportunity was developed in an effort to further youth’s knowledge of cattle throughout the state and to allow youth to showcase their abilities and talent outside of the show ring.The Stockmanship division will be comprised of beef industry-focused events and competitions that are in conjunction with BEST shows and OCA events. This division of the BEST program is open to all Ohio youth regardless of if they show cattle during the BEST show season. If an existing BEST participant would like to sign up for the Stockmanship division, they will do so under their BEST user profile at best.ohiocattle.org for no additional cost outside of existing cattle nominations. If age-eligible individuals would like to participate in the Stockmanship division but don’t have any cattle enrolled in the 2019-2020 BEST program, they should create their username and profile at best.ohiocattle.org (if they don’t have an existing account either BEST or non-BEST) and elect to participate in the Stockmanship division. Non-cattle exhibiting BEST Stockmanship participants will need to have a current $75 family OCA membership and will pay a one-time Stockmanship participation fee of $60. Individuals may sign up for the Stockmanship program at any point throughout the season.  Stockmanship participants may sign up for contests at https://www.ohiocattle.org/best/stockmanship.The following are the 2019-2020 Stockmanship Contests:Salesmanship — held at the Scarlet & Gray Midwest Showdown Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020Quiz Bowl — held at the OCA Annual Meeting Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020Fitting Contest — held at the DTS Cupid Classic Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020Judging Contest — held at the Ohio Beef Expo Friday, March 20, 2020Cattlemen’s Challenge Written Test — available at the Annual Meeting or any BEST sanctioned show in the show office.As the BEST program prepares to kick off its’ season the first weekend in December, the program’s volunteer leadership has kept the focus on continuing a family-friendly and leadership building atmosphere. To accompany this effort, the committee, sponsoring partners and sanctioned shows are working together to give participants and their families opportunities to showcase their strength outside of the show ring through community service participation and character trait recognition.This year’s community service partner is the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio (RMHC). BEST participants are encouraged to collect pop tabs, volunteer at RMHC, and participate in the Celebrity Showdown. BEST participants can sign up for the RMHC — BEST Volunteer Day that will be on Dec. 23. The Celebrity Showdown will be hosted Friday, Jan. 24, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. at the Champion’s Center in Springfield in conjunction with the Clark County Cattle Battle. All pop tabs collected by BEST participants are turned in at the BEST Awards Banquet where the top collector will be awarded. Visit https://www.ohiocattle.org/best/community-service for complete details and sign-up information.OCA and sponsoring partner, Weaver Leather Livestock, have teamed up to recognize individuals that are exceptional leaders, no matter their age. Any OCA member or BEST participant or their parents may nominate other cattlemen, breeders and exhibitors for any of the Character Traits to be awarded at the end of the nomination period. Character Trait nominations for the 2019-20 season will open at www.ohiocattle.org on Dec. 6 and close on April 1, 2020. The categories eligible for nomination include: Focus, Teachable, Attitude, Kindness and Boldness. View more about the Character Traits at https://www.ohiocattle.org/best/character-traits. Nominations will be evaluated by a committee and awarded during the BEST program awards banquet on May 2, 2020.All cattle entering Ohio to show in a BEST sanctioned show MUST be tagged with an electronic identification (EID) ear tag prior to arriving at their first BEST show. To obtain farm EID tags, exhibitors must first obtain a Premise ID number through the state’s Department of Agriculture — Animal Division. Once the Premise ID is received, contact an animal health product distributor and purchase EID tags. Visit best.ohiocattle.org to learn more about applying for a farm’s Premise ID before ordering EID tags.BEST nominations and all show entries must be made online at best.ohiocattle.org. The website will be open for the 2019-20 BEST season in late November. Each exhibitor, BEST and non-BEST) will create a unique user account and record their cattle along with that account. Exhibitors who have participated in the program in previous years are able to keep their existing username and password. Exhibitors may complete this portion of the sign-up process now and show entries can be made starting on the Monday prior to each BEST show until the closure of check-in at each event. At the first BEST sanctioned show, the animal’s EID tag number will be recorded and will be used to check that animal in at any future BEST show for the 2019-20 show season. Once the participant and animal are entered into the system, show entries must be made prior to each show. Exhibitors may then pay for show entries online with a credit card or they may choose to pay upon arrival at the BEST show. Computers will also be available at each BEST show to facilitate online check-in. Please note that all cattle must be entered in the show prior to bringing cattle through check-in. Participants may also use their smartphone, tablet or PC and make show entries.The program concludes with an annual awards banquet held in May where over 225 awards will be presented valued at over $85,000. All BEST participants that sign up for the program will receive a sign-up gift as a special incentive. Additionally, sponsoring partner, M.H. Eby, awards one lucky BEST participant the use of a livestock trailer at the end-of-the-year awards banquet. BEST participants earn a ticket into the trailer drawing for each time they exhibit a nominated animal at a BEST-sanctioned show. First or second year Novice participants are also entered into a novice-only drawing for a grooming chute, donated by Weaver Leather Livestock.For the 2019-20 show schedule or for more information regarding the BEST program, visit www.ohiocattle.org or contact the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association at 614-873-6736 or email [email protected] Be sure to follow OCA on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat or visit www.ohiocattle.org for the latest program updates.Click here for a link to the BEST and sponsoring partner logos.last_img read more

Breaking news! Mystery at the Museum

first_img SharePrint RelatedMystery at the Museum FAQJune 25, 2019In “News”Breaking news: Opening night at the Teague-Ulmer MuseumAugust 27, 2019In “News”Inside Geocaching HQ Transcript (Episode 26): Mystery at the Museum, Virtual Rewards 2.0 update, 20th Anniversary Celebration, geocaching etiquetteJune 24, 2019In “Podcast” From July 11 to August 11, find clues to track down the stolen jewels. Once you have found the jewels, return them to the vault using the hidden code changed by the thieves.In exchange for your investigative help, you will be rewarded with four new souvenirs.Here’s what we know so far: Two thieves gained entry to the museum. They left behind footprints, fingerprints, and their shadows were caught by a security camera inside the museum. After eighty-one minutes, they left the museum with fifteen priceless jewels including sapphires, rubies, emeralds, topaz, and diamonds. Local authorities are now asking for the community’s help to solve the Mystery at the Museum. Are you up for the challenge?To learn more about the Mystery at the Museum, visit the FAQ’s.Share with your Friends:More The heist at the Teague-Ulmer Museum in Waldenburk is being named the biggest jewel theft in history and one of the great unsolved mysteries of the museum world. Many theories have surfaced as to where the stolen jewels have been hidden, but investigators have still not retrieved them. New evidence has recently revealed itself and the authorities need your help to find the stolen jewels. Watch the video to learn more.last_img read more

Adobe’s Digital Publishing Suite is Coming to Android

first_imgsarah perez What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Tags:#Android#mobile#news With the new version’s launch Adobe says that several leading publishers will soon bring their content to Android tablets. That list includes Condé Nast, National Geographic, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia and Dennis Publishing. Dozens more magazines are coming to iOS, too, says Adobe, but it cannot announce additional names at this time, we’re told. The new software will be available on February 14, though the Adobe Digital Publishing Prerelease Program. More info on that program is available at www.adobe.com/digitalpublishing.It will be interesting to see how well digital magazines perform on the Android platform as compared with iOS. Will Android users pay for magazine content when they’re less wiling than iOS users to pay for apps? It looks like we will soon find out. Related Posts Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Adobe is announcing at Mobile World Congress that its digital publishing suite, which allows content publishers to craft magazine-like content for tablet computers, is now going to be available for Android in addition to iOS. Already, the Adobe software has been used to create over 100 publications that run on iOS devices, including big names like Wired, The New Yorker and Empire.With the introduction of the Content Viewer for Android, the resulting publications will run as Adobe AIR applications on Android-based tablets.Adobe says that its software will support Android 3.0, Honeycomb, and higher. It will offer the same options as found in the iOS suite, including the analytics feature which tracks the app’s usage and how end users move through the magazine’s pages. And it will include support for HTML5, navigational elements, visualizations, and overlays, just like the iOS version.last_img read more