Your Top 10 Fave Judith Light Roles

first_imgAngela Bower, Who’s the Boss Faye,The Assembled Parties Judith Light begins performances in All the Ways to Say I Love You, Tony nominee Neil Labute’s solo play, on September 6. In honor of her return to the New York stage in a one-woman drama (and highly anticipated comeback to the small screen for Transparent season 3 on September 23), we asked you to rank your favorite Judith Light roles. Though the Broadway.com Audience Choice Award winner is nominated for an Emmy this year for her performance in Transparent, a throwback screen role was the fan favorite, as were her Tony-winning roles. Take a look at your top 10 below! Judith Ryland, Dallas Karen Wolek, One Life to Live Elizabeth Donnelly, Law & Order: SVU Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Oct. 23, 2016 Jeanne White, The Ryan White Story Shelly Pfefferman, Transparent Silda Grauman, Other Desert Cities Claire Meade, Ugly Betty View Comments All the Ways To Say I Love You Vivian Bearing, Witlast_img read more

9 West Virginia Mountain Trips Where your Dog Can Take the Lead

first_imgBring Fido along for a dog-friendly weekend in West Virginia!In the Mountain State, festivals, restaurants and adventures give a whole new meaning to family-friendly, Fido included.These places are top dog:1. HuntingtonCasual and tasty, Huntington’s West Virginia Hot Dog Festival in July is an enormous picnic party. Top hot dog vendors and chefs cook, and you can compete in zany contests all day.Cheer on dachshunds at the wiener dog race. Enjoy live music, a dog parade, car shows and crafts.Ritter Park’s rose gardens, trails and dog park have lots of exciting new scents and sensations for canines, too. Teach Rover some agility with obstacles like a tire jump and stay table.The Econo Lodge Hotel and Red Roof Inn welcome pets, so plan on extending your stay!swiftlevelfarm52. CharlestonLeash up Fido and marvel as Charleston “becomes a work of art” for 10 days in June with 100+ art exhibits, a chili cook-off, photography, bands and more.Hang around and watch FestivALL’s Woofstock & Wieners race, a goofy competition for  dachshunds. You can also enter your dog in sprints or show off his tricks and obedience skills.Share a nature walk with Rover at Kanawha State Forest and look for vibrant warblers and burbling streams. For river views, walk along Kanawha River Trail. It’s especially attractive in the evening, when sunsets settle over the city.For lunch, soak up beach-front ambience at Tricky Fish, which has a pet-friendly patio. Speaking of dogs, order a customized hot dog— grilled or deep fried. Plus, the dog park’s just down the block!Then, book a stay with pet-friendly hotels like Red Roof Inn and Residence Inn.4. New River GorgeYou and your dog can conquer the rapids together! The New River Gorge boasts some of the world’s best whitewater. Be gentle with your pet and try the mild (but still peppy) Upper New River.For lunch, bring your pooch to Vandal’s Kitchen, which has an outdoor patio and picnic table. Or, sprawl on Mackie’s Biergarten’s deck and order some Asian fusion goodness.Plenty of campgrounds and cabins are pet friendly, too! Check out Hemlock Haven Cabins, which has fenced-in backyards for pet owners— no need to get up early for a walk! You can also bring your dog to Country Road Cabins and New River Cabins.Dog_Friendly_Adventures_water_dog5. Harpers FerryThis atmospheric Antebellum town is the perfect backdrop for Ghost Tours of Harpers Ferry, the oldest of its kind in America. Leash your dog and listen to its eerie stories.Ready to hit the trails? Harpers Ferry National Historical Park has some of the most scenic paths in America. Centuries of history, lore and natural beauty guide you for miles along towpaths.When you’re done exploring, grab some BBQ and fries at Hannah’s Train Depot, where pets are welcome outside.The Clarion Inn Conference Center has pet-friendly rooms.6. Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum, WestonIf your pooch is small enough to fit in a stroller, he can join you for some ghost tours! Or, carry him in your arms as you stroll through this historic building.7. Mountain State Brewing Co, Morgantown: Unwind at one of West Virginia’s oldest breweries. Sit with your dog on the lower patio or upper deck and order flavorful brews that go from Cold Trail blonde to dark, creamy Miner’s Daughter stout.Where are you going to take your dog?You and your canine navigator can plot a journey together or find nearby attractions with WV’s “Best of Summer” map:Get a free summer guide to West Virginia’s best for you and the whole family (Fido included).last_img read more

Four quick tips for mastering mobile-friendly emails

first_img 12SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Email. Isn’t. Dead. It’s a workhorse channel for many marketers’ for good reason:Marketers consistently rank email as the most effective tactic for building awareness, acquisition, conversion and retention.According to the Direct Marketing Association, email sees the highest ROI for direct marketers at $39 for every dollar spent.And for those who say email doesn’t appeal to 18-to-34-year-olds, a recent Adobe study found more than half of Millennials check email from the bathroom!Clearly, email is still important, even as the growth of mobile devices has changed email marketing. Our friends at Campaign Monitor shared that from 2010 to 2015, email opens on mobile devices increased by 30 percent.We recently chatted with Kim Stiglitz, director of demand generation at Campaign Monitor, to learn her secrets for mastering mobile-friendly emails. “If your emails aren’t mobile-friendly, you could be missing out on the opportunity to engage your subscribers and drive results.” continue reading »last_img read more

Secretive Fordgate snaps up £300m of regional properties

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Modern renovation transforms Gold Coast home

first_imgThe kitchen was dated. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa17 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoThe garden was overgrown.The once tired and dated house at 13 Salerno St, Isle of Capri, is now a modern home.“I’d say it took about eight months,” Mrs Lavender said.“In saying that, I was living in the property, which made it go slower.”She retained some of the original materials and made them standout features of the home, including slate that is now part of the fireplace and outdoor privacy wall.“I tried to utilise the elements that were already in the home,” Mrs Lavender said.“I love that retro, mid-century feel of stone and wooden floors. The backyard with entertainment deck and pool is much more inviting. What the front of 13 Salerno St looks like now. The home at 13 Salerno St before the renovation.center_img The kitchen is much more versatile after the renovation. Mrs Lavender said the bedroom was her “sanctuary”.“I knocked walls out in the kitchen and what was the carport is now part of the house.“I added onto the back of the house a bedroom, ensuite and walk-in wardrobe.”She also relandscaped the entire yard, replacing most of the grass and overgrown trees with low maintenance plants.Her favourite part of the home is her “sanctuary” bedroom, which overlooks the pool and a water feature.“The thing I’m most excited about is I had a vision and it turned out better than I thought,” Mrs Lavender said.The property will go under the hammer on Sunday, May 20, at 11am. It’s amazing how big a difference a renovation makes.THIS 1970s Surfers Paradise home was in desperate need of some tender love and care when Anthea Lavender bought it.She had grand plans for its transformation from the moment she walked in.Three years later, the interior decorator and artist says it has turned out better than she envisioned.last_img read more

UK insurers, consultants produce de-risking guide as medical underwriting gains ground

first_imgThe sector needed to develop an atmosphere of trust, she said, by highlighting potential benefits and risks as well as setting out what companies, advisers, trustees and consumers could expect from the process.“We’re trying to make sure the document gives a fair and balanced view of medical underwriting compared to a conventional approach,” said Mike Edwards, head of product development at L&G in the bulk annuities business.  “In some cases it would be the right thing to do in other cases it wouldn’t,” he said.One of the potential advantages of medical underwriting is that it might result in a lower premium, he said.But trustees and sponsors had raised concerns that if they did opt to have individual scheme members’ health and lifestyles assessed in order to set annuity prices, the price could end up being higher as well as lower than it would otherwise have been, he said.And once a scheme had made a detailed enquiry about medical underwriting, if it then decided not to go ahead with the deal, other bulk annuity providers might take this as a sign that the membership was in better-than-average health and decline to quote. Other firms behind the Good Practice Guide are CMS Cameron McKenna, Just Retirement, Law Debenture and LCP. Insurers and advisers in the UK pensions sector are putting together a guide for trustees and sponsors to help them decide whether or not to use medical underwriting when buying bulk annuities.JLT Employee Benefits,  Partnership, Aviva, Hymans Robertson, Legal & General and others said they plan to produce a “robust guide for the industry”, which will aim to formalise and improve existing industry standards.The move has been prompted by the arrival of new insurers in the market, ready to look at the health and lifestyle characteristics of individual scheme members when setting premiums, the group said.Margaret Snowdon, director of JLT Employee Benefits, said: “With an increasing number of businesses keen to explore using medical underwriting as part of their de-risking strategy, now is the time for the industry to step up and develop a robust guide to ensure good practice.”last_img read more

All turbines standing at Borssele 1 & 2 offshore wind farm

first_img“The construction of our wind farm went really well. Now we have completed the installation of the foundations, cables and turbines, in only 9 months,” said Henrik Egholm, EPC director Borssele 1 & 2 for Ørsted. DEME Offshore has completed the installation of the 94 Siemens Gamesa 8 MW turbines at the Borssele 1 & 2 offshore wind farm in the Netherlands. Commissioning of the 752 MW project is planned for 5 October, when it will become the largest offshore wind farm in the Netherlands. DEME’s jack-up tandem Sea Installer and Sea Challenger were in charge of the installation at the site located 22km off the coast of the province of Zeeland. center_img The first turbine was installed in mid-April, shortly after which Borssele 1 & 2 delivered its first power. “We have been able to construct the whole 752 MW wind farm, during a pandemic without anyone being infected which all can be very proud of. Naturally, we have worked according to the highest safety standard, both from a COVID-19 and from a construction perspective.”last_img read more

Steven D. Ricke, 74

first_imgSteven D. Ricke of Gallatin, Tennessee passed away November 8, 2017 at the age of 74. He was born in Greensburg, Indiana on October 18, 1943, the son of Leo J. Ricke and Luella (Buell) Ricke, both deceased. He is preceded in death by six brothers, John, Maurice, Howard, Eugene, Robert, William and four sisters, Betty King, Lois Ralston, Deloris Robbins and Marilyn Einhaus. Survivors include his wife of 33 years, Annette Kollodge Ricke; sons, Tim Ricke and Brian Ricke, born of a previous marriage to Judy (Seibel) Schlemmer in Greensburg; grandchildren, Brandon and Brayden in Greensburg; Jamie, Steven, Angela and Savannah all in Gallatin and Hendersonville, Tennessee; three great-grandchildren as well as 36 nieces and nephews; also a brother, Paul in Greensburg and a sister, Mary Overman in Sarasota, Florida. Mr. Ricke attended St. Mary’s Catholic School. He graduated from Greensburg Community High School in 1961 and Indiana Central College (Indianapolis University) in 1975. He spent 25 years in Manufacturing Management with Ford Motor Company and Federal Mogul Corporation (BCA-Greensburg). Steve and Annette owned and operated R & R Calendar, Inc. for nine years in Hendersonville, Tennessee. He retired after receiving a heart transplant 22 years ago in 1995 and was in failing health the past several months. There will be a visitation and musical life celebration in Gallatin, Tennessee on Monday, November 13th from 4-6 P.M. with the service to follow at 6 P.M. at Crestview Funeral Home. A second visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 15th from 4-7 P.M. at Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home in Greensburg, Indiana. Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, November 16th at 10:00 A.M. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Fr. John Meyer, Celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery with Robert King, John Ricke, Mark Campbell, Greg Ricke, Jim Potter and Mike Wernke serving as active pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be: Robert Ralston, Jim Robbins and Pat Ricke. All pallbearers are nephews of Mr. Ricke. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Humane Society of Sumner County, 16 Volunteer Drive, Hendersonville, TN 37075. Arrangements Entrusted To: Crestview Funeral Home and Memory Gardens, 1623 Highway 109 North, Gallatin, TN (615)452-1943 www.crestviewfh.com and Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home, 302 N. Franklin Street, Greensburg, IN (812)663-2192 www.popfuneralhome.comlast_img read more

Chamakh fires Palace to victory

first_img Noble chipped the resulting free-kick over the Palace wall, a move straight off the training ground, but Nolan scuffed his volley on the turn straight at Julian Speroni. West Ham’s best chance fell to Mo Diame, who should have done better when he met a curling cross from Stewart Downing only to head over the top. That miss looked even more costly moments later when Palace took the lead. Barry Bannan’s initial corner was blocked but, when the ball came back out to him, the Scotland midfielder whipped in a second cross which was glanced home by the now unmarked Chamakh. Pulis could clearly sniff blood because Palace came out for the second half looking to kill West Ham off. The visitors were caught out by Jedinak’s lofted pass which sent Cameron Jerome through, and he fed Chamakh who in turn found Puncheon, whose shot was saved at full stretch by Jaaskelainen. Another Bannan cross was headed narrowly over by Kagisho Dikgacoi and Jaaskelainen spread himself well to deny Jerome after he raced through one-on-one. West Ham did have the ball in the net after 65 minutes when Downing lashed in a low volley, but James Tomkins had already been penalised for a foul in the area. The same fate befell Palace sub Jimmy Kebe moments later when he tucked in Jedinak’s cut-back, the midfielder having been flagged offside. West Ham pressed for an equaliser late on but Morrison and James Collins were off target, while Kebe hooked a stoppage-time chance over for Palace. Morrison’s frustration boiled over at the final whistle as he earned a booking for shoving Joel Ward in the face, while Pulis and Palace celebrated what could be the start of something special. Press Association The much-maligned Moroccan striker’s goal secured a 1-0 victory in Tony Pulis’ first home match in charge of the Eagles and lifted them off the foot of the table. Chamakh had only previously found the net once this season – which was still one goal more than he managed in five months on loan with West Ham last term. Marouane Chamakh breathed new life into Crystal Palace’s survival bid and dragged West Ham back into the Barclays Premier League relegation battle. But his 42nd-minute header earned Palace only their third win of the season, and their first since Pulis officially took over from Ian Holloway. West Ham went into the match knowing victory could have catapulted them into the top half, but instead they are now just three points ahead of a Palace side who looked doomed a few weeks ago. Sam Allardyce’s team, fresh from a 3-0 thumping of Fulham on Saturday, are still yet to string together back-to-back Premier League victories since they were promoted last year, a statistic that could yet cost them dearly this term. Palace received a boost 24 hours earlier when captain Mile Jedinak signed a new long-term contract, and the midfielder showed throughout why he is central to their chances of beating the drop. Tough in the tackle and uncomplicated on the ball, the Australia international also has a trick or two up his sleeve and one fine piece of skill saw him spin away from Kevin Nolan and Mark Noble before finding Jason Puncheon. Unfortunately for Palace, Puncheon’s shot did not match the build-up and was comfortably dealt with by Hammers goalkeeper Jussi Jaaskelainen. Yet from then on it was West Ham who looked the team likelier to break the deadlock in the first half. England Under-21 starlet Ravel Morrison tried his best to unsettle the Palace defence on the rare occasions he escaped Jedinak’s clutches and one powerful run drew a foul from Damien Delaney, who was shown a yellow card. last_img read more