Jake Epstein Will Return to Beautiful

first_img View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Oct. 27, 2019 Jake Epstein(Photo: Caitlin McNaney) Original Beautiful: The Carole King Musical cast member Jake Epstein will return to reprise his performance of Gerry Goffin beginning September 22. He will take over for Scott J. Campbell at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre.In addition to Beautiful, Epstein is best known for his role as Craig Manning in Degrassi: The Next Generation. His theater credits include Straight, Spider-Man, Spring Awakening, American Idiot and Billy Elliot. Recently, he co-wrote and starred in the play Therefore Choose Life in Toronto.Featuring songs written by Gerry Goffin, Carole King, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil and a book by Douglas McGrath, Beautiful tells the story of King from her early days as a Brooklyn teenager (named Carol Klein) struggling to enter the record business to her years spent as a chart-topping music legend.The current cast also includes Chilina Kennedy as Carole King, Jessica Keenan Wynn as Cynthia Weil, Paul Anthony Stewart as Don Kirshner and Ben Jacoby as Barry Mann.center_img Related Shows Beautiful: The Carole King Musicallast_img read more

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Blues ‘move for Liverpool target’

first_imgChelsea are plotting a £14m move for highly-rated Serbian youngster Lazar Markovic, according to The People.Liverpool are also believed to be interested but were put off by Partizan Belgrade’s asking price.It is claimed Blues owner Roman Abramovich is determined to take the 17-year-old to Stamford Bridge.Meanwhile, the Sunday Mirror declare that Andre Villas-Boas is one defeat away from the sack after his team’s 1-1 draw against Birmingham.The Portuguese is tipped to lose his job as Chelsea manager if they lose their Champions League clash with Napoli.The Independent on Sunday say Villas-Boas is ‘in limbo’ following Saturday’s result.And the Daily Mail report that temporary England boss Stuart Pearce has been assured he will not be put under pressure by the FA over whether to include Chelsea’s John Terry in his squad for the friendly against Holland.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Ohio wheat had a tough year

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest With wet weather harvest delays, deep discounts on delivery and low yield at the end, wheat had a rough year. Are there reasons we should still grow wheat?Crop rotation — wheat adds a third crop to our rotation. Generally we get a 10% yield bump to the next crop in the rotation. And with a three-crop rotation we reduce disease and insect pressure for all crops.Wheat can be a good cover crop. We can plant it after soybean harvest, unlike other cover crops. We can even plant it after corn, but be aware that Fusarium head blight will likely be worse if you are planning on grain harvest. Wheat, like oats and cereal rye will help hold onto nitrates. If we want we can graze wheat, or if we get a good stand and have good prospects, we can keep it to harvest as grain. This may be our perfect cover crop. Production possibilities for wheatPlanting date — Fly free date in Ohio is also our agronomic trigger for the best planting dates. From recent experience we probably want to plant within a week to 10 days after the date. Long-term data says we should get about the same yield if we plant in the 14-day window following fly free. Fly free dates in Ohio range from Sept. 22 in northern Oho to Oct. 5 at Southpoint.We can reduce the chance of nutrient movement by applying the fertilizer in the spring into the growing crop. If, for example, we need 90 pounds of P2O5, we also get 20 to 35 pounds of N along with that (assuming MAP 11-52-0 or DAP 18-46-0). This puts on the N when we need it in the spring and gives us a growing crop to apply phosphorus.Variety selection — get good genetics with excellent disease resistance. Pierce Paul, our OSU wheat and corn pathologist, says that to reduce the threat of Fusarium head blight and to get good yields, choose a variety with high resistance to head blight and plan to apply a fungicide if conditions require.Row width — we have possibilities. Using a drill we can plant at six to 10 inches. And many of us have our split row soybean planters – on 15-inch rows. It gets a cover out there and doesn’t take too large of a yield hit.What will 15-inch row wheat yield?  Because some Ohio wheat producers are interested in growing soft red winter wheat in 15-inch rows to utilize a more precise planting implement, we can reduce equipment inventory, Modify Relay Intercrop (MRI) soybeans into wheat, sow cover crops, establish a forage crop, and/or reduce seed costs.Wheat yield in a 15-inch row is important in evaluating a row spacing change.Research done by Beuerlein and Minyo in 2008 in Ohio with three wheat trials found 7.5 inch row spacing to out yield 15-inch row spacing by about 7.2 % or 6.6 bushels per acre (bushel per acre).In 2009 and 2010, Lee and Herbek, of the University of Kentucky, grew three varieties of wheat at two locations in 15-inch and 7.5-inch rows. Varieties tested were known to be prolific (varieties produce a lot of tillers). Yields ranged from 70 to just over 120 bushel per acre. In two of the environments, there were no differences in yield between 15-inch and 7.5-inch rows. In the other two environments, wheat yields in 15-inch rows were about 8.5% less than wheat yields in 7.5-inch rows.Johnson, in 2006 and 2007, examined wheat yield in 7.5 and 15-inch row wheat in Ontario. Wheat yields were reduced from 5 to 8 percent when wheat rows were widened.In Ohio selected wheat varieties have been evaluated over yield in 15-inch rows. In 2014, at the OARDC Wooster site, 25 varieties averaged 109 bushels per acre with a range from 115.5 to 101.4 bu/ac. Two year tests of 14 varieties gave an average yield over all varieties of 100.3 bu/ac and a range of 103.7 to 96.1 bu/ac.In summary, where row comparisons were made over row spacing; wide row wheat averaged about 7.4 percent less than narrow wheat for the varieties selected. However, the data would suggest the wide row yield effect is also influenced by variety and site. Seed costs may be reduced when going to a wide row. Long term data from Steve Prochaska and Jason Hartschuh at OSU’s Crawford County farm show a 16 year average yield of 75 bushels per acre for wheat and 31 bushels per are soybeans in their MRI work — not bad for two crops in one year. A Factsheet on MRI is available here: http://ohioline.osu.edu/agf-fact/pdf/0504.pdf.last_img read more

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One Year On: Imeem Hype Falls Flat

first_imgRelated Posts The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… If we add in MySpace and Facebook, you can see the gulf between Imeem and the other two large social network players. We also see the massive growth of Facebook over the past year; it passed MySpace in Dec ’08 – Jan ’09 according to this data. Tags:#Features#music#social networks#web One year ago we reported that music-based social networking site Imeem was experiencing strong growth and making key deals with record labels. Our conclusion at the time was that “Imeem’s growth rate and buzz is reminiscent of that of YouTube just before it got huge.”Big words indeed. To see if that You Tube comparison was justified, let’s check back in with Imeem one year later and assess how they’re doing now. Imeem is a social networking site that offers streaming music. At the time of our report last August, Imeem was the third-largest social network in the United States after MySpace and Facebook, and the No. 1 streaming music site in the US. Key competitors for Imeem were (and still are) MySpace Music, last.fm and Pandora. The tale of the tape is usually a good indication of growth; and according to Compete Imeem has actually declined by 10.5% in unique visitors this past year. The chart below doesn’t include Facebook and MySpace, because they are much larger than Imeem. While Imeem is still larger than last.fm and Pandora, the chart below shows a definite dip – whereas last.fm and Pandora grew. richard macmanus Unfortunately, Imeem is heading the wrong way in terms of its growth. And there are newer, arguably better music streaming services rising up – Spotify has gotten rave reviews so far from international markets and it’s about to launch in the U.S. Can Imeem turn it around? Let us know your thoughts on Imeem in the comments. Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Statistics don’t tell the whole story of course, however we’ve also seen other evidence of problems at Imeem. The company appears to be under pressure financially – in October ’08, Imeem laid off 25% of its staff. The product is also under strain. In late June this year we reported that Imeem will remove photos and videos from its features, in order to simplify the service and focus on the service’s core social music features. That move did not go down well with Imeem users.We also note a relative dearth of news this year – just 2 news announcements at Imeem so far this year (into the 8th month), both about Imeem Mobile. Our review of Imeem Mobile was tepid.We don’t want to be too negative. There’s much still to like about Imeem – its design has improved and the list of record labels is impressive. But it’s obvious that the hype that we saw one year ago (including our own comparison to YouTube!) just hasn’t panned out. With Miley Cyrus now draped all over the Imeem homepage and Jonas Brothers in the default playlist, it seems that the site is now aiming to attract the teeny bopper audience that perhaps MySpace and other online music sites don’t serve too well. That’s great, but it’s far from the diverse mainstream audience that Facebook and MySpace attract. A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more

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Marc Rosenbaum’s Monitoring Results

first_img Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details. This article is only available to GBA Prime Members At a recent conference in Burlington, Vermont, energy consultant Marc Rosenbaum shared insights that he’s gleaned from several energy monitoring projects. His presentation on February 7, 2018, was part of Better Buildings By Design, a conference sponsored by Efficiency Vermont.Rosenbaum believes that energy retrofit specialists should regularly measure energy use. “We’re practitioners,” Rosenbaum told the Burlington audience. “Most of the time we try to get it right, and when we don’t we want to know why. So we grind through it. We try it again and test it.” Monitoring a Zehnder ERV At his house on Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts, Rosenbaum has a Zehnder ComfoAir 200 energy-recovery ventilator (ERV). Rosenbaum praised Zehnder’s plastic ductwork (so-called ComfoTube ducts). “I cannot find a detectable leak in the ducts,” he said.He took temperature measurements and power draw measurements to determine the ERV’s effectiveness. “I am interested in effectiveness, not efficiency,” he said. “Most people talk about efficiency. Efficiency measurements include motor watts. Effectiveness is the measure of how much of the temperature differential between outdoor and indoor air is recovered by the ventilator. Effectiveness is affected by motor heat, heat transfer through the case, and internal condensation. You can raise effectiveness by bad design — you can heat the air with the heat from the motor and the fan.”Summing up, Rosenbaum said, “I’m interested in in the thermal performance of the ERV — the temperature rise as the outdoor air passes through the unit.”T(out) = outdoor air temperature T(exh) = temperature of exhaust air leaving the ERVT(sup) = temperature fresh air leaving the ERVT(ret) = temperature of stale air entering the ERVAccording to Rosenbaum’s measurements,… center_img Start Free Trial Already a member? Log inlast_img read more

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