Check Out Justin Guarini, Rose Hemingway & More in Moonshine: That Hee Haw Musical

first_imgHow have we gotten through life this long without a photo of Justin Guarini leaning against a massive haystack in front of an oversized paisley bandana backdrop? The American Idol and Wicked alum headlines the new tuner Moonshine: That Hee Haw Musical, which kicks off performances at the Dallas Theater Center on September 2. Take a look at this shot of Guarini in a slick suit (though we still want to see him in a cowboy hat) with his co-stars Rose Hemingway, Ryah Nixon and Ken Clark. Is Broadway the next stop for the folks of Kornfield Kounty? View Commentslast_img read more

Global disaster

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Arsenal want Matteo Guendouzi sale as Marseille open talks over loan

first_imgArsenal want Matteo Guendouzi sale as Marseille open talks over loan Matteo Guendouzi returned to first-team training with Arsenal last month (Getty Images)Guendouzi has also been offered to Atletico Madrid in Arsenal’s bid to land Thomas Partey but again the Spanish side did not want the French midfielder included in the deal.Despite not featuring for Arsenal so far this season, Arteta indicated last month that Guendouzi would be in contention to win back his place.‘Matteo has been training like any other player in the squad,’ said the Arsenal manager.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘It is a new season and we had some really positive conversations between both parties, now he’s back with the group, he is training really well.’Arsenal, meanwhile, are continuing to work on a deal to sign Aouar from Lyon before the transfer window closes on October 5.The Gunners had a £32m offer for Aouar rejected last week as Lyon continue to hold out for a fee closer to £55m.Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Comment Matteo Guendouzi is wanted by Marseille on loan (AMA/Getty Images)Arsenal and Marseille are in talks over a deal for Matteo Guendouzi, according to reports in France.The 21-year-old returned to first-team training with Arsenal last month after he was exiled for taunting Brighton’s players over the money they earned during the Gunners’ 2-1 defeat at the Amex Stadium in June.After a meeting with Mikel Arteta and Arsenal’s hierarchy about his attitude, Guendouzi did not play for the Gunners for the remainder of last season and is yet to feature this term.According to Telefoot, Marseille have made an approach to Arsenal about signing Guendouzi on loan for the remainder of the campaign.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTArsenal, however, have told Marseille that they will only consider selling Guendouzi and are not willing to let him leave on loan.The Gunners have already attempted to offer Guendouzi to Lyon as part of their bid to sign Houssem Aouar but the French club refused. Metro Sport ReporterThursday 1 Oct 2020 10:41 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link5.4kShares Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Center for Business & Innovation Satellite Office Opens in Yelm

first_imgFacebook26Tweet0Pin1Submitted by City of YelmThe Thurston Economic Development Council (EDC) and the South Thurston Economic Development Council (STEDI) launched a Center for Business & Innovation (CB&I) satellite office in partnership with the City of Yelm. The satellite office is open 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. every Tuesday at Yelm City Hall.“We are thrilled to be able to partner with the City of Yelm & the Yelm Chamber of Commerce to help support and grow their local businesses! We love to work alongside cities and chambers to help start and foster sustainable businesses that become key parts of the local community. We know business owners are loaded down with so much to do these days, we hope that by locating our services closer to them we will be able to support them better,” Kaylee Purcell Director CB&I said.The CB&I exists to support people from the idea phase of starting a business to scaling a successful medium size business with up to 100 employees. We offer one-on-one coaching, workshops, and additional resources to help start, grow, and streamline business development. CB&I resources include Washington Center for Women in Business, Washington Procurement Technical Assistance Center, Senior Core of Retired Executives, Small Business Development Centers, and STEDI.“We are looking forward to the strengthening our partnership with the Center for Business & Innovation by opening this satellite office in Yelm,” Michael Grayum, City Administrator said. “The technical and strategic support they provide will help current and future businesses continue to thrive in our growing community.”In addition to the satellite office, the CB&I, City of Yelm, Yelm Area Chamber of Commerce and the Washington Center for Women in Business will hold two workshops: “Where’s My Money? A Cash Flow System to Help You Keep Your Profit and Sanity,” 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. September 18, and “How to Start a Business: A Step by Step Road Map to Start Your Successful Small Business,” 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. October 2. The workshops will take place in the Council Chambers at Yelm City Hall.“The Yelm Chamber is so excited to cement our partnership with the Economic Development Council and CB&I, and the City of Yelm, to ensure that business owners have the resources they need to thrive, right here in the heart of Yelm. We hope that business owners will take advantage of these benefits, visit the satellite office, and attend workshops that will take place.” said Line Critchfield, Executive Director of the Yelm Area Chamber of Commerce.The Satellite Office is open for walk-in visitors 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and scheduled appointments 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. To schedule an appointment contact Ryan Norskog, 360-464-6060 or email him at [email protected] more information about the Thurston EDC CB&I Yelm Satellite office visit https://thurstonedc.com/cbi/ or contact George Sharp, Rural Program Manager at 360-464-6043 or [email protected] DetailsWhere’s My Money?  A Cash Flow System to Help You Keep Your Profit and SanitySeptember 18, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Yelm City Hall Council Chambers, 106 Second St. SE, Yelm, WA 98597Inadequate cash flow closes more businesses than lack of profit. A small business can be making a profit each year and still not have enough cash flow to make ends meet (payroll and overhead) each month, and the first 5 years are your most vulnerable. In this 2-hour workshop we will work on an actual cash flow projection for the next year (so bring your pencil and paper/laptop),  and give you all of the tools to understand cash flow and how to protect your profit, manage for growth and slow periods, know when you should hire, fire, and/or hold your position. If you have been meaning to learn more about your finances, or if you are stressed every month over money, this workshop is for you! Both workshops are taught by Tawn Holstra Auston, Rural Business Coach for the Washington Center for Women in Business Rural Services Program.How to Start a Business:   A Step by Step Road Map to Start Your Successful Small Business!October 2, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Yelm City Hall Council Chambers, 106 Second St. SE, Yelm, WA 98597If you have a small business and are in your first year, or if you want to start a business, you can come and have all your questions answered, address your concerns/problems/sticking points, and start to strategize for the next 12 months. You can be making money in your business within a few months and design a road map for your success! A year from now, you will wish you started today.About the Thurston Economic Development Council and Center for Business & Innovation: The Thurston Economic Development Council has been supporting a strong economy in Thurston County since 1982 with a mission to create a dynamic and sustainable economy that supports the values of the people who live and work in Thurston County. At the foundation of the work we do are three main principles: recruit, retain, and expand. We work to maintain the health of local businesses by offering technical assistance, and providing advocacy on their behalf. We present market opportunities to Thurston County employers, providing support for them to expand their operations. We actively attract investment and employment opportunities into our region through outreach, promotion and trade missions.last_img read more

David Warner creates unbeaten opening batting record in 3-0 whitewash of Sri Lanka

first_imgAdvertisement c2NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs7hwstWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E9tt( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) a70Would you ever consider trying this?😱hnCan your students do this? 🌚Roller skating! Powered by Firework After a disastrous Ashes campaign earlier this year, Aussie opener David Warner bounced back to form with three match winning performances against Sri Lanka in the recently concluded T20I series. The left hander demolished the Lanka boys all by himself, scoring 217 runs in 3 matches without even getting dismissed in those games.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Getty ImagesWarner smashed a swashbuckling 56-ball 100 in the 1st T20I in Adelaide, and helped his team easily chase down a mere target of 118 in the 2nd fixture in Brisbane; scoring 60 from 41 deliveries. Today, in the final match of the series at Melbourne, he yet again played the anchor role remaining unbeaten at 57 while Australia completed their whitewash over Sri Lanka.And with these sublime performances, not only he was judged as the man of the series but created a number of records as well; being the first ever opener to remain unbeaten in all 3 games of a 3-match T20I series and the 1st Australian to score 2000 runs in T20I cricket. He also became the 3rd batsman in international cricket to record three consecutive fifties in a bilateral T20I series.Advertisement India captain Virat Kohli was the 1st batsman to achieve this feat in 2015-16, scoring 90*, 59* and 50 during India’s tour of Australia. While Kiwi batsman Colin Munro became the second with his 53, 66 and 104 against West Indies in 2017-18.Lanka series done, and now Warner will be eager to continue his destructive form when Australia take on Pakistan in a 3-match T20I series which starts from Sunday.Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Swimmer’s memoir up for award

first_imgThe autobiography is filled with photographs, memories and personal highlights of Theodore Yach’s 40-plus years of open water sea-swimming exploits. The book also sets out to motivate other swimmers and offer training advice. In My Element, the autobiography of top open water marathon swimmer Theodore Yach, is up for an international award from the World Open Water Swimming Association.(Images: Lauren Cohen)MEDIA CONTACTS• Lauren CohenCorporate Image+27 21 426 1233RELATED ARTICLES• World first for SA extreme swimmers • Chilling triumph for SA swimmers • Setting sail for a better future • SA women marine pilots make history Wilma den HartighTop South African open water marathon swimmer Theodore Yach, who holds the record for the most crossings to Robben Island, has published an autobiography that has been nominated for an international award by the World Open Water Swimming Association.The 2012 winner is determined entirely by online voting, and South Africans have until 31 December 2012 to vote for In My Element, written by Yach and edited by Carola Koblitz.The full-colour coffee table book was nominated in the world open water swimming offering of the year category, which recognises innovative commercial and free products and services that have made a positive impact on the world of open water swimming throughout the year.His book is one of 21 nominations which include a range of other resources such as chat groups, information-sharing software applications, insurance products, open water swimming tour packages, films, and a marine life first aid kit for swimmers.Speaking about his nomination, the Cape Town-based extreme swimmer says he didn’t expect such an overwhelming response to his book.“It is fantastic to be recognised by my peers in the global aquatic community,” Yach says. “It is a huge honour to be nominated.”In My Element is filled with photographs, memories and personal highlights of his often risky open water sea-swimming exploits undertaken since the 1980s, including stories about swimming with sea life such as sharks, seals and dolphins.The autobiographical book sets out to motivate other swimmers and offer training advice, and Yach also talks about the anxiety he feels during every boat trip to the start of any swim.In My Element is available in bookstores around the country for R275 (US$31), as well as on Kalahari.com and Loot.co.za. Proceeds from the book sales will go to the National Sea Rescue Institute, a voluntary non-profit organisation in South Africa tasked with saving lives at sea. It is run by highly skilled, unpaid volunteers who are on standby day and night throughout the year.A worthy nomineeDuring office hours Yach is a divisional director at Zenprop, one of South Africa’s top property development and investment companies. He is also a director of the Mauerberger Foundation, which provides scholarships and educational support and the Cadiz Open Water Swimming Development Trust.He is a well-known personality in the local and international open water swimming community.The 54-year-old swimmer holds the record for the most crossings to Robben Island (67 at the last count), he’s swum across the English Channel, and he is the first person to swim from Cape Town around Robben Island and back, taking 11 hours.Yach comes from a family of swimmers and fortunately his love for swimming was nurtured from an early age.“My late father Solly, himself a champion swimmer, told me many years ago to keep a record of my swimming achievements, which I have done,” he says. “This has now culminated in a book which I hope will encourage more people to take up this wonderful sport.”After many years in the water and numerous record-breaking swims, his autobiography is an inspiring story that brings alive the sport of open water swimming.“I planned a simple paperback book until my editor looked at all the photographs and material I had, and she convinced me otherwise,” Yach says.An unrivalled pastime“Swimming in the ocean is my ultimate joy,” he says of his favourite pastime. “There are no boundaries, no lane ropes to constrain me and very few other people to disturb me.”Long distance open water swimmers are always exposed to the threat of hypothermia, jellyfish stings, bluebottles and the ever-present danger of sharks, but Yach enjoys every opportunity to get into the water.“The best part of swimming in open water is that it isn’t structured. I don’t want structure in my leisure time,” he says. “I like the solitude and the fact that I am in the middle of nature and I like the possibility of a great white that can come to visit.”But he isn’t reckless about his hobby, and Yach takes every precaution to be safe in the water. He always swims within two metres of his support crew and he swims with a shark shield that hangs off the boat. The device creates an electronic force field around him that keeps sharks away.He says that open water swimming is a difficult sport, and involves as much psychological preparation as physical endurance.“The mental aspect of ocean swimming is more important than physical preparation because you are dealing with the sea, the cold water, currents, sea life and the fear of what is under the water,” he explains.“Hypothermia and heart failure is one of the biggest risks for open water swimmers, even more than shark attacks.”South Africa a popular open water destinationYach says South Africa is becoming a preferred destination for top open water swimmers to train, as the water on the Cape coast is so cold.He explains that training in water with optimal temperatures is critical for open water swimmers who are preparing for races.“A swimmer’s ability to cope with cold water is essential and this is why they train in our waters for races such as the English Channel,” he explains. “Cape Town’s water is three to four degrees colder than anywhere else in the world.”He says South Africa’s reputation in the world swimming community, both pool and open water, received a major boost at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.“The outstanding performance of our Olympian swimmers has put swimming on the map. Swimming coaching around the country is exploding,” he says.But what is next for the accomplished swimmer? “I have a few more things up my sleeve,” he says.We are just going to have to wait and see what he does next.last_img read more

Recycling dos and don’ts

first_imgNot all paper, plastics, glass and metals are created equal. Most products made from these materials can be recycled but some can’t, so here’s a general guide to which products you can and can’t recycle and how to prepare packaging for recycling.Preparing items for recyclingAs a general rule, clean all containers – whatever they are made from – of food or liquids before recycling. Remove staples or any other non-paper materials such as plastic binders when recycling paper.Recycling paperWhen recycling paper, in general, dyed or waxed papers cannot be recycled while boxes, office paper and books can. Check the table below to see what types of paper you should and should not recycle.RecycleDon’t recycleComputer paperPaper cups and platesUsed photocopy paperYoghurt cartonsWindowless envelopesSweet wrappers and chip packetsOld booksBlueprint paperPale coloured paper, such as invoicesCigarette endsNewspapersTissues and paper towelsMagazinesCarbon paperFlattened cardboard and corrugated cardboard such as boxesPost-it notesTelephone booksWaxed cartons or boxesPaperboard boxes, such as cereal and other packaged foodWaxed paperMixed metal and paperOffice and school paperFood-contaminated paperEgg cartonsNappies Food and seed bags Tissue paper or foil gift wrap Hardback booksRecycling glassRecycling glass has significant cost- and energy-saving benefits; glass can be repeatedly recycled with no loss of quality, and for every 10% of recycled glass used to make new glass containers, energy costs drop by 2% to 3%. Every ton of glass containers recycled saves over a ton of natural resources, and the energy saved by recycling one glass bottle can light a 100 watt light bulb for four hours, or run a computer for 30 minutes. Here’s what glass you can and can’t recycle:RecycleDon’t recycleClear, brown and green glass jars and drinks bottlesBroken glass Mirror or window glass Glass plates Light bulbs Heat-resistant glass, such as Pyrex Ceramics such as dishware, ovenware, and decorative items Recycling plasticOver one million tons of plastic are thrown away in South Africa each year, and because the material is not biodegradable, the polluting effects on the environment are cumulative. The good news is that a significant portion of all plastic packaging can be recycled; here’s a guideline:RecycleDon’t recycleCold drink and water bottlesPlastic without a recycling symbolMilk, juice, and oil jugsPesticide and chemical containersDish, shampoo, lotion, and soap bottlesAnti-freeze and motor oil containersBleach, detergent, and other household cleaning containersToysButter and ice cream tubsLaundry baskets and unsanitary containersYoghurt cups and microwave traysPolystyrene drinking cups and platesClean plastic flower pots Prescription pill bottles Thin plastic, such as grocery store bags, dry cleaning bags, produce bags, newspaper sleeve Polystyrene Recycling metalsExtracting metals is a dirty, energy-heavy business. Recycling metals such as aluminium cans, which can be recycled indefinitely without losing quality,  drastically reduces the need to continue mining new metal ore, saving energy and reducing the damage mining causes to the environment.RecycleDon’t recycleAluminium cans, such as food, drink and pet food cansPaint and aerosol containersAluminium foil, pie tins, traysPesticide and chemical containersJar lidsSyringes and needles Oil filters and batteriesPlease do not recycle:StyrofoamMedical waste, toxic and biohazard wastelast_img read more

Belmont County Farm Bureau trying to help eradicate drug problem in county

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest  Leave a CommentThe Belmont County Farm Bureau donated $10,000 to two drug-fighting efforts in Belmont County.The proceeds came from a farm-to-plate dinner the Farm Bureau held Aug. 23. The goal was to raise money to prevent children from getting started on drugs. The money was divided, with the first $5,000 going to the Belmont County Schools Staying Clean Program and the other $5,000 went to the county’s drug task force.  “Last year we had 1,400 kids that participated. We are anticipating maybe 1,600 this year, I hope it’s 2,000,” said John McFarland, co-commander, Belmont County Drug Task Force. “The more kids we get involved, teaching them the importance of being drug-free, understand what happens to you when you’re on drugs, hopefully it sinks in.”“Any time there is a donation made to any effort to keep kids off of drugs, obviously the juvenile court is pleased with that and definitely want to give a big shout out, big thanks to the Belmont County Farm Bureau,” Belmont County Juvenile Probate Judge Al Davies said.  Leave a Commentlast_img read more

Voice Command – New Era of Alexa Based Online Shopping

first_imgSneak, tap and order — a lengthy process for Online Shopping? Now, say Alexa buy me this product, and Alexa will shop it for you?This Alexa process is not a fantasy — now you can shop your products with your simple voice command.If this selection is not from a past order, Alexa will even help you decide on new products to buy, if you choose to shop the new stuff.Amazon and Google sold 27 million voice devices in the U.S. as researched by Consumer Intelligence Research Partners. Overview found that 29 percent of Echo and Google Home owners tended to shop through voice. Forty-one percent more shoppers are planning to do the same in the future.Walmart and Google also collaborated with this. Google Assistant can also examine your buy history and ask, “Would you like to reorder a pen set for $2.99?” It can likewise propose you buy floss at a rebate. Hey, use your a single word reaction, “yup,” and you’re finished.Video Source: Amazon YouTube ChannelVoice Command Represents a Massive Shift for e-Commerce MarketResearch demonstrates that four out of five purchasing clients depend on their mobile phones instead of a webapp. A more significant amount of retail and ecommerce dealers receives voice inquiry to finish online undertakings. People are begging for voice command ecommerce services. Echo is changing to a better voice command shopping experience all around.With voice-actuated shopping, brands can fabricate devotion while offering more. Amazon Prime Day is the perfect illustration for it. Let’s assume you’re a brand that offers natural face pack at a premium. By what means will anybody discover your item through voice to get some information about it? Yes, this is possible, Alexa responds to “What’s my Deals.” Isn’t that WOW!Alexa lets you DO all with SHOPPING.Voice AI stills feels like a novelty when Amazon added shopping functionality to it. Originally it was the Amazon Prime clients that requested they add the Alexa capabilities. Alexa looks through the client request history and puts. Siri and Google Assistant are catching up to offer their own particular capacities. Our mobile phones and virtual assistants can help us get our work done quicker. And all we want is the items that our voice assistant can get for us.Amazon comprehends something central about every one of us: We are sluggish. The less demanding it is to tap the “BUY” catch, the more Amazon will offer. To this end, Amazon has given us Amazon Prime, a single tick shopping and the Dash button to enable us to buy.Alexa makes it Much Simpler.Reordering.Alexa can draw on your current request history on Amazon. Suppose you’ve purchased a particular kind of AA battery from Amazon before. Alexa will enable you to reorder that item through “Alexa, reorder the product” voice command. Alexa will request that you affirm the request.New items.If it’s something new, Alexa will recommend an “Amazon Choice” item that meets the depiction. If you like the recommendation, you can affirm the decision and your request will be set.Add to cart.If you’re a little uncertain about the arrangement, you can request Alexa to add an item to shopping cart. What if the thing you include is non-exclusive like “A set of batteries”? Then Amazon will offer extra decisions in the classification.Deals.Ask Alexa about your daily deals, and she was pop-up with your special deals details for the day.Cancel or track order.Not only shopping, but Alexa can even cancel and track your package. All you need is to say is “Alexa, cancel my order, or Alexa, where’s my stuff for canceling and tracking?” Image Source: AmazonWant to order with Alexa but unaware of how to configure with your mobile? Look here.Alexa Voice Shopping Report.Technology news updates are telling us that Alexa isn’t being used as much for shopping yet. Per the information — out of about 50 million Alexa users — only about 100,000 shop something from voice interface more than once.Only two percent tried to shop through Alexa. Most don’t even know that this is possible. But, now you do know that you can do ecommerce based ordering — saving many hours. Most of the initial fixes are now in place making a better experience.Fix to Issues.1. Accidental or unauthorized purchases.Alexa is not always perfect. Yes, I’ve been frustrated too — when she may mishear the command. There are possibilities that she may pick up some other items — but this is rare. To avoid an error: Click ordering is especially the functionality implemented by Amazon for Alexa based shopping.Set a 4-digit number passcode to your Echo to avoid the unwanted orders. While placing the order, Alexa will ask for the passcode to confirm before placing the order. The good news is random orders can be returned — but the passcode will circumvent this error.2. Privacy concerns.Amazon users share their personal information on their accounts. But Alexa is quick to analyze your order history, wishlist and so on. Even the payment of card details shared with Amazon Pay for quick payments.With Alexa, it can check your pre-orders of a similar kind of products. This reordering is a convenience. Also, sharing the information is beneficiary too for a quick pick of products.3. Double-check order.Picking from Amazon App or Website is simple and easy with tons of convenience. But when it is with Alexa, it may mishear or misinterpret your pronunciation. To double check your orders on the new or unusual things that you order. Don’t let Alexa place the order until you feel solid about ordering. Rather, add the item to your cart and later confirm.4. Being a shopaholic.If you are becoming a shopaholic and you do not wish to be one. Take your card option off of Alexa. Stop.Now, all set to fill your cart?Prepare to shop with your Amazon Echo. Don’t hesitant — give it a shot. The convenience cannot be overstated. To have these items dispatched to your home with only a couple of words is so helpful.A Few Final Words.Alexa is not limited to Amazon; it also includes all other e-commerce platforms. Alexa is possible with Voice command based shopping for all ecommerce that is set up for this process.What about setting up an online ecommerce place from your retail site to make a place for yourself in this new technology wave? Maybe your own ecommerce website needs to be Alexa Echo enabled?Time almost stands still when you are buying your favorite bag at Nordstrom from an online store with voice command. You can practically see the health benefits to both business and shoppers. Vikash Kumar working as a Marketer at Tatvasoft.com, it’s a software development & android app development company. He generally likes to share his technical views on different technical aspects. Related Posts Vikash Kumar Tags:#Alexa#Amazon#Amazon Alexa#chat-bot#ecommerce#retail-ecommerce#Shop Follow the Puck What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … AI is Not the Holy Grail of Sales, at Least Not… Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaceslast_img read more