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Detroit Lions Matthew Stafford Makes The Play For Healthy HabitsDetroit Lions Matthew Stafford Makes The Play For Healthy Habits

first_img“Making the play” – something quarterback Matthew Stafford does week after week each season with the Detroit Lions – is something he couldn’t accomplish without good nutrition and a healthy lifestyle.Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM) wants to know how kids in grades four through eight would make Michigan healthier through its second annual “Make the Play for Healthy Habits” video contest.The student that submits the winning video will get to star as a host of his/her own healthy lifestyle video blog series on aHealthierMichigan.org, and will receive a school assembly featuring Stafford.Video submissions are being accepted Jan. 30 – March 29. In April, 10 semifinalists will be selected and notified and their video submissions will be posted on aHealthierMichigan.org for a two-week public voting period. The winner will be announced in early May.“Last year we had such a tremendous response from kids across Michigan to this contest, we are excited to do it again,” said Andrew Hetzel, BCBSM vice president for corporate communications. “Kids are naturally creative. Working with their parents and teachers, Blue Cross wants to see their creativity come to life with the goal of making their schools and communities healthier.”Video submissions should be no more than two minutes long. They should creatively answer the question “What would you do to make Michigan healthier?” and include the student’s perspective on how themselves, their family, teachers and classmates can live a healthier life. Students should explain how they would communicate healthy lifestyle choices with their families and fellow students.Students can submit a video using any digital recording device using an MP3 format, such as a smartphone, iPad, Flip video or webcam, or they can upload a video via YouTube. For more information, please visit aHealthierMichigan.org/kidcontest.Students, grades four through eight, must be enrolled in an accredited public or private learning institution within Michigan to participate.According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), childhood obesity has both immediate and long-term effects on health and well-being. The CDC also reports that 14.2 percent of Michigan adolescents in grades nine through 12 are overweight, while 11.9 percent are obese. In children ages two to five years, 16.3 percent are overweight and 13.3 percent are obese.Schools play a particularly critical role in combating obesity by establishing a safe and supportive environment with policies and practices that can encourage healthy behaviors. Schools also provide opportunities for students to learn about and practice healthy eating and physical activity behaviors.The “Make the Play for Healthy Habits” kid contest is an extension of BCBSM’s ongoing efforts to combat childhood obesity by encouraging kids to share their ideas using creativity and new media. In addition, this week BCBSM announced that elementary schools can apply for a new round of grant funding from Building Healthy Communities, a partnership with the Michigan Fitness Foundation, Wayne State University’s College of Education Center for School Health and the United Dairy Institute of Michigan. Since 2009, BCBSM, the program’s creator and primary funder, has invested more than $3 million in the Building Healthy Communities program in an effort to promote healthier lifestyles and prevent childhood obesity and its associated health risks.Immediate health effects of childhood obesity: • Obese youth are more likely to have risk factors for cardiovascular disease, such as high cholesterol or high blood pressure. In a population-based sample of five- to 17-year-olds, 70 percent of obese youth had at least one risk factor for cardiovascular disease. • Obese adolescents are more likely to have pre-diabetes, a condition in which blood glucose levels indicate a high risk for development of diabetes. • Children and adolescents who are obese are at greater risk for bone and joint problems, sleep apnea, and social and psychological problems such as stigmatization and poor self-esteem.Long-term health effects of childhood obesity: • Children and adolescents who are obese are likely to be obese as adults and are therefore more at risk for adult health problems such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke, several types of cancer and osteoarthritis. One study showed that children who became obese as early as age two were more likely to be obese as adults. • Overweight and obesity are associated with increased risk for many types of cancer, including cancer of the breast, colon, endometrium, esophagus, kidney, pancreas, gall bladder, thyroid, ovary, cervix and prostate, as well as multiple myeloma and Hodgkin’s lymphoma.Knowledge and prevention: • According to the CDC, healthy lifestyle habits, including healthy eating and physical activity, can lower the risk of becoming obese and developing related diseases. • The dietary and physical activity behaviors of children and adolescents are influenced by many sectors of society, including families, communities, schools, child care settings, medical care providers, faith-based institutions, government agencies and the media, as well as the food, beverage and entertainment industries.Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network are nonprofit corporations and independent licensees of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. For more company information, visit bcbsm.com.Source:PR Newswirelast_img read more

Province launching prototype childcare spaces for only 10 a dayProvince launching prototype childcare spaces for only 10 a day

first_imgVICTORIA, B.C. – The Province of B.C. has launched applications for prototype daycares that will charge only $10 a day.The Ministry of Children and Family Development is now accepting applications from licensed child care providers who want their facilities to become prototype sites, which will model child care at a cost of $200-a-month per child, and report on the results. Information learned from these prototype sites will inform changes and the expansion of universal child care over the next 10 years.The new prototype sites, which will run from Sept. 1, 2018, to March 31, 2019, will convert approximately 1,800 licensed child care spaces at existing facilities around the province into low-cost spaces for families. Fees at approved facilities will be capped at $200 a month, per child. For eligible families with an annual pre-tax income of less than $45,000, childcare will be free at these facilities through the new Affordable Child Care Benefit, which will officially roll out in September 2018. Families with a pre-tax income under $111,000 will pay less than $10 a day.Providers interested in this opportunity can learn more by participating in informational webinars being held at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 20, Wednesday, June 27, and Wednesday, July 4, 2018. To join one of the webinars, please visit: http://video.web.gov.bc.ca/mcfd/liveIn February, the Province signed a $153-million Early Learning and Child Care (ELCC) partnership agreement with the Government of Canada. As part of this agreement, the federal government is investing $60 million over the next two years to support these prototype sites.last_img read more

Despite much progress more must be done to protect childrens rights –Despite much progress more must be done to protect childrens rights –

“It is unacceptable that children are still dying from preventable causes, like pneumonia, malaria, measles and malnutrition,” UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Executive Director Ann M. Veneman said in releasing the annual State of the World’s Children report.The special edition of UNICEF’s flagship report comes on the eve of the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child by the UN General Assembly. “Many of the world’s children will never see the inside of a school room, and millions lack protection against violence, abuse, exploitation, discrimination and neglect,” she added, stressing the “particularly alarming” problem of violence against children, with between 500 million and 1.5 billion youngsters estimated to suffer such abuse annually. The Convention “is the most ratified human rights treaty in human history” with 193 States parties, she said, listing the benefits achieved since its inception. Beyond the mortality reduction, these include access to improved water sources for 1.6 billion people; an increase in primary-school-age children in class to around 84 per cent, with the gender gap narrowing; more care for children in the HIV and AIDS pandemic; steps to protect youngsters from serving as soldiers or trafficked into prostitution or domestic servitude; a rise in age of children getting married; and a gradual fall in the number of girls subjected to genital cutting. The rights of girls still require special attention, the report stresses. The majority of children not attending primary school are girls, and girls are more likely to suffer sexual violence, be trafficked or forced into child marriage. In many regions they are less likely to receive essential healthcare. The report includes special expert essays from public and private sector representatives, alongside examples of the child rights situation in a range of countries. The essays offer advice on the role the Convention can have in an increasingly populous, urbanized and environmentally challenged world, over the next 20 years and beyond. More than 160 events are taking place worldwide commemorating the anniversary. The report launched today is part of UNICEF’s contribution, which includes jointly hosting with civil society and government partners a global commemoration and panel discussion at UN Headquarters in New York tomorrow. In a foreword to the report, Ms. Veneman called for broad collaboration at international and national levels in implementing the Convention’s principles and the rights contained in it. “The challenge for the next 20 years is to build on the progress achieved, working together to reach those children who are still being denied their rights to survival, development, protection and participation,” she wrote. “The Convention on the Rights of the Child stands as a universal standard for building a better world – a world in which the best interests of children are a primary concern of all.” 19 November 2009Despite considerable progress over the past 20 years in improving the lot of the world’s children, including a 28 per cent drop in annual mortality of those under five from 12.5 million to an estimated 8.8 million, their rights are still far from assured, according to a new United Nations report issued today. read more

Steal pebbles from beach and risk prosecution visitors in Pembrokeshire warnedSteal pebbles from beach and risk prosecution visitors in Pembrokeshire warned

The poster has had a mixed reaction online, with one resident saying it was difficult to prevent people taking stones from beaches.Ben Williams wrote: “When your three-year-old little girl wants to keep a pretty little pebble she found, I can’t say no.”A spokesman for Pembrokeshire County Council confirmed while the unsigned poster was not one of theirs, they agreed with the sentiment. The sign warned the pebbles were a "vital" part of the beach's sea defences.  The sign warned the pebbles were a “vital” part of the beach’s sea defences. Credit:Alamy An anonymous sign has appeared at a beach warning visitors who take pebbles as keepsakes they will be prosecuted.The unsigned, laminated sign, appeared on a beach in Amroth, Pembrokeshire, where it warned that “the stones on this beach are part of Amroth’s vital sea defences”.”Removal is a criminal offence,” it read.”Offenders are liable to prosecution.”The offence falls under the Coastal Protection Act 1949, which leaves offenders liable for a fine for leaving areas exposed to erosion.It comes after a holidaymaker was forced to drive hundreds of miles to a beach in Cornwall to return pebbles he had taken last year, after a Cornish council threatened court action.The incident took place in Crackington Haven, Cornwall, where pebble theft has become so common St Gennys Parish Council was forced to put up signs on the beaches warning the practice was illegal. “If everyone started taking pebbles from the beach then we would have a problem. But we have no plans to put up any of our own signs at the moment,” he said. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

New global headquarters for Tenova focuses on developing new talents and skillsNew global headquarters for Tenova focuses on developing new talents and skills

first_imgTenova, one of the world’s major suppliers of technologies, advanced engineering products and services for the mining and metallurgical industries, is moving its main headquarters to Castellanza (Varese), to a new and modern corporate campus. The Tenova Campus extends over a surface of approximately 100,000 m2 and will host over 400 employees. It was designed and developed in accordance with principles of functionality and environmental sustainability, characterised by the integration of new buildings with the Tenova Pomini offices and production site. The company has invested a total of approximately €15 million in the project.“The campus is an expression of the Tenova working approach, grounded in a heightened attention to and awareness of sharing, collaboration and the integration of different company functions”, explains Andrea Lovato, Chief Executive Office of Tenova. “This choice reflects Tenova’s long-term strategic vision, focused on continuous innovation and on attracting, training and developing talents and skills capable of sustaining the company’s future development.”“In this new location, Tenova’s industrial vocation will be fully expressed: the company’s various business units, functional staff and the existing Pomini factory will all come together in a single site, creating a work environment congenial to the interaction and exchange of best practices between engineers, office staff, specialised and professional workers, with positive effects on the efficiency of the company’s processes.” Collaboration, sharing and integration will all be developed alongside another of the company’s values, ‘transparency’, which will also be palpable in the campus’ architecture. Indeed Tenova says all of its offices will be characterised by floor-to-ceiling windows and walls, for bright interiors overlooking outdoor green areas, which will “also guarantee internal visibility, for a continuous environment where staff can work together.”Tenova says it will focus on young people and is set to bolster exchanges with universities, schools and technical institutes. On-site areas have been specifically created for this purpose: for example, in the congress centre there are training rooms and a 150-seat auditorium. The campus will also feature numerous meeting rooms and break areas as well as a canteen that has been designed to encourage conviviality and sharing. In order to guarantee staff wellness, services available to the company’s employees include a new sports and fitness area.last_img read more

Gay couples too face domestic violenceGay couples too face domestic violence

first_imgWhile intimate partner violence is a prevalent and pressing concern in heterosexual relationships, gay couples too may be at an increased risk of physical and sexual violence, emotional abuse as well as controlling behaviour, finds a study.According to researchers, the violence links back to HIV prevention because men in abusive relationships may find it hard to negotiate for condom use or even when and how they have sex. A gay man who is struggling with his identity might lash out at his partner with physical or emotional abuse as a stress response behaviour – similar to heterosexual couples, where an unemployed man lashes out at his female partner because he feels inadequate. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe study makes a strong connection between internalized homophobia and violence, the findings showed.”If you just looked at physical and sexual violence in male couples, it’s about 25 to 30 per cent, roughly the same as women,” said Rob Stephenson, Professor at the University of Michigan in the US.”We’re stuck in this mental representation of domestic violence as a female victim and a male perpetrator, and while that is very important, there are other forms of domestic violence in all types of relationships,” Stephenson added. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThe research is important because it debunks that stereotype, and accounts for controlling and isolating behaviours as well as physical abuse, Stephenson said.For the study, published in the American Journal of Men’s Health, the researchers recruited 320 men (160 couples) to independently complete individual surveys measuring demographic information, partner violence experience and perpetration, and individual and relationship characteristics that may shape the experience of violence. They found that 46 per cent of the 320 men (160 couples) experienced some form of intimate partner violence in the last year – physical and sexual violence, emotional abuse and controlling behaviour.The Supreme Court in India has began hearing a number of petitions challenging Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code which criminalises consensual homosexuality for people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender.last_img read more

Injured striker Álvaro Saborío will travel with Costa Rica to the WorldInjured striker Álvaro Saborío will travel with Costa Rica to the World

first_imgRelated posts:Álvaro Saborío breaks fifth metatarsal in morning practice, out of World Cup With Saborío out for World Cup, a broken-up Pinto says team must move forward Costa Rica completes 23-man roster for World Cup 2 days before the World Cup, Costa Rica loses another player to injury Thanks for all your messages of support. I feel stronger and better !! pic.twitter.com/sjaHe17U2W— Álvaro Saborío (@al_saborio) June 3, 2014 Forward Álvaro Saborío announced Tuesday that he plans to travel with Costa Rica during the World Cup.Saborío would’ve directed the Ticos’ attack during the tournament, but doctors discovered a broken fifth metatarsal in his right foot last Thursday. He will need three to four months to recovery from the injury after undergoing a successful surgery Monday.The Costa Rica Football Federation had said it hoped Saborío would accompany La Sele at the World Cup. On Facebook, the Real Salt Lake striker confirmed his attendance in Brazil.I want to thank the fans that since the first day I wore the La Sele shirt have supported me and given me good vibes.Thanks to all who have tried to make me feel good despite the pain I’ve been through. I want to say thanks to all.I have received support from teammates and other teams, that affection from all of you has given me the encouragement to go. I will be supporting the team and will see them make history.Saborío, who led Costa Rica in qualifying with eight goals, was dearly missed last night when Japan roughed up the Ticos, 3-1, in a friendly in Tampa.center_img Facebook Commentslast_img read more

Vienna reports a growth in tourism arrivals in the capitalVienna reports a growth in tourism arrivals in the capital

first_imgThe Austrian capital, Vienna, has registered 6.3 million visitor overnight stays between January and June – an increase of 5.4% for the same period the previous year.According to the data released by the Vienna Tourist Board, the capital’s top five source markets in the first half of 2015 were Germany with 1,283,000 bed nights (a 6% growth in the same period the previous year), followed by Austria (1,243,000, up by 7%), the USA (348,000, up by 9%), Italy (328,000, up by 13%), and the UK (237,000, up by 11%).“Vienna demonstrated its tourist attraction in the first half of 2015 with an increase of 5.4% to some 6,330,000 visitor overnights,” said Norbert Kettner, the Director of the Vienna Tourist Board.Vienna also reported surprisingly strong growth, compared to 2014, from South Korea (86,000 overnights, +29%), Serbia (79,000, +25%), Turkey (71,000, +28%), India (40,000, +41%) and Taiwan (36,000, +57%).With the expansion of hotel accommodation in Vienna between June 2014 and June 2015 – an increase of 3,700 to 63,800 beds – room occupancy rose from 65% to 66% over the same period.last_img read more

Are you bored of Berlin Over Oslo Think Paris isAre you bored of Berlin Over Oslo Think Paris is

first_imgAre you bored of Berlin? Over Oslo? Think Paris is past it? Then why not ditch the well worn, tourist clogged, clichéd cities and head off the holiday-makers map?But remember, you don’t need to leave the continent to find exciting, exotic destinations. Skyscanner counts down Europe’s most undiscovered capitals; cities that feel much further from home than they really are…10. Moscow (Russia) – it may be the capital city of a world superpower, but Moscow’s reputed high costs and the need for a Russian visa means that Moscow isn’t as popular as it could or should be for a city with so much going for it. With Red Square, The Kremlin and St Basil Cathedral to see, not to mention the vodka bars, caviar cafes and borsch bistros, this Soviet city offers an Eastern allure, unlike anywhere else in Europe. Find cheap flights to Moscow from £155 return, including taxes.9. Ljubljana (Slovenia) – still a highly underrated city, Ljubljana is a compact capital divided by the green Ljubljanica River and overlooked by a medieval castle. The atmosphere is one of style and sophistication and this city has thankfully been overlooked by British stag parties. With its colourful architecture, leafy streets and café-cultured locals, there’s a strong air of romance in Ljubljana, an ideal city for wining and dining. Find cheap flights to Ljubljana from £44 return, including taxes. 8. Belgrade (Serbia) – renowned for its busy nightlife and 24 hour party people, Belgrade has continually rebuilt itself in the wake of war, having been destroyed more than twenty times in the course of its millennial history. A city of artists, visit The National Museum to get a complete idea of the archaeology and art of Serbia, then take a stroll down Stari Grad, a wide boulevard lined with restaurants, cafes and buzzing bars; an ideal place to soak up some Serbian style. Find cheap flights to Belgrade, from £146 return, including taxes.7. Minsk (Belarus) – renowned for friendly locals, clean streets and leafy parks, the city benefits from a lack of tourists clogging the streets. The Minsk Circus is well worth a visit and is especially good for the children. Adults can catch an opera or ballet, a ticket for which will cost far less than in most other cities in Europe. Belarusians like to boogie, so be sure to visit a nightclub or two and bring your dancing shoes. Find cheap flights to Minsk from £312 return, including taxes. 6. Luxembourg (Luxembourg) – this tiny landlocked country has been generally ignored by Brits, which makes it a great place to visit if you want to get away from your fellow countrymen. A pretty little city, you’ll find art exhibitions, good wine and haute cuisine along cobbled streets, mixed in with modern architecture and an efficient transport system. For a taste of the great outdoors, visit the nearby Mullerthal region; known as little Switzerland, there you’ll find expansive valleys, rugged cliffs and cascading waterfalls, ideal for getting back to nature. Find cheap flights to Luxembourg from £109 return, including taxes.5. Chisinau (Moldova) – extra marks if you’ve already heard of this one – most Brits haven’t. Squished between Romania and Ukraine and built on the river Bîc, this is one of Europe’s more obscure and also cheapest capitals. In this forgotten corner of Europe, you’ll find surprisingly fine wine and a mixture of hip soviet bars and traditional European charm, not to mention a warm welcome from the locals who are generally surprised and delighted to meet foreign visitors. Find cheap flights to Chisinau, from £348 return, including taxes.4. Skopje (Macedonia) – built on the banks of the Vardar River, the city had to reconstruct 75% of its buildings after a devastating earthquake in 1963, but Skopje boasts an intriguing mix of Christian and Islamic culture, which has spawned a lively and varied society. Visit the Old Bazaar which is the largest in the Balkans, where you can while away a day immersing yourself amongst every kind of curios you can imagine, then take tea and watch veiled women rub shoulders with fashion conscious teenagers. Find cheap flights to Skopje from £393 return, including taxes.3. Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) – located in the western Balkans, this city is a great value destination which is said to feel more Middle Eastern than Eastern European. A great mix of Turkish, Austrian and Soviet style, the country is also a great ski destination, having hosted the 1984 Winter Olympics. Find cheap flights to Sarajevo from £209 return, including taxes. 2. Bern (Switzerland) – eclipsed by Geneva, Bern often gets overlooked by those travelling to Switzerland, a shame seeing it’s one of Europe’s most beautiful capitals. Surrounded by the snow covered peaks of the Swiss Alps, it has been listed as an UNESCO World Heritage site. Truly an architectural marvel, discover the alcoves, towers, arcades and fountains of the old quarters, before sampling Bern’s gastronomic delights in one of its chic restaurants. Find cheap flights to Bern from £101 return, including taxes.1. Podgorica (Montenegro) – some travel experts have lauded Montenegro as a future travel hotspot despite it being largely unknown to British travellers. The spectacular Dajbabe monastery is a must and the seaside resorts of the Adriatic are not far away. Montenegro also boasts the second deepest canyon in the World, as well as the spectacular and spiky Durmitor mountain range where it’s possible to ski during winter. Find cheap flights to Podgorica from £290 return, including taxes.Top ten most undiscovered European capitals based on number of flight searches from the UK on www.Skyscanner.net during summer 2008.To EditorsPermission is granted for this release to be reproduced in full or in part on the condition that Skyscanner.net is credited. ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map Related10 amazing Eastern European cities you probably haven’t heard of but must seeThere’s much more to discover in Eastern Europe than those old favourites Prague and Budapest. We’ve picked out ten hidden gems that are ideal for a weekend city break or an even longer holiday.Secret Cities 2010: Europe’s 10 least travelled capitalsSecret Cities 2010: Europe’s 10 least travelled capitals7 places to see amazing Christmas trees: in picturesCheck out these seven of the world’s top tinselled trees to get you in the Christmas mood.last_img read more

Actor and founder of Elsie Fest Darren Criss posActor and founder of Elsie Fest Darren Criss pos

first_img Actor and founder of Elsie Fest, Darren Criss, poses for a portrait on Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, in New York. Criss will hold the fourth annual Elsie Fest in New York’s Central Park on Oct. 7. The festival, which blends the musical theater and pop music worlds, will feature performances by Tony winner and “Younger” actress Sutton Foster, Rufus Wainwright, Matthew Morrison and more. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Invision/AP) Darren Criss readies festival celebrating musical theatre by Mesfin Fekadu, The Associated Press Posted Oct 3, 2018 11:40 am PDT Last Updated Oct 3, 2018 at 12:21 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emailcenter_img NEW YORK, N.Y. – Darren Criss says adding “Emmy winner” to his name feels good since it “used to be Emmy loser.”Criss won best actor in a limited series for his acclaimed role in “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” last month. He was previously nominated for best original song for writing “This Time” from “Glee.”“Maybe my posture’s gotten a little straighter. It’s certainly a very flattering feather in my cap. I don’t think it means I’m going to work any harder, or work any less harder than I already am,” he said in an interview this week.He’s excited, though, that it could help the music festival he created — Elsie Fest — gain new fans: “If it means more people are interested in taking a chance on something like Elsie, awesome!”The fourth annual Elsie Fest, which blends the musical theatre and pop music worlds, takes place Sunday in New York’s Central Park.“I was the only guy that I knew that had as seasoned of a dual citizenship between this sort of Broadway/cabaret/musical theatre world, which isn’t just about performing; it’s about knowing the people and the culture and where that culture has presence in other areas of culture,” said 31-year-old Criss, who has starred in Broadway’s “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” and “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,” as well as appearing in numerous TV shows and films.“So between that and working in rock venues and actually being a musician and touring places and knowing how to package a tour with an artist, I started seeing these margins of disconnect between worlds that should be pretty similar. These are all artists that are storytellers that have chosen different kingdoms to speak their language. And I started to realize that there was a disconnect and I wanted to put them together.Sutton Foster — who won Tonys for “Thoroughly Modern Millie” and “Violet” and stars on the hit TV series “Younger” — will headline the festival. Other performers include singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright, former “Glee” stars Matthew Morrison and Alex Newell, voice actress and singer Jodi Benson, Casey Cott of “Riverdale” fame, three-time Tony nominee Joshua Henry and “The Flash” actor Grant Austin. The festival, hosted by Z100’s Elvis Duran, will also feature performances by the cast of the musicals “Be More Chill” and “The Prom” as well as the musical film “Anna and the Apocalypse.” Marie’s Crisis, the West Village piano bar, will host singalongs on its stage.Past Elsie Fest performers included entertainers who have successfully jumped from the Broadway stage to the pop charts to TV and movies, including Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom Jr., Evan Rachel Wood, Todrick Hall, Lea Michele, Tituss Burgess and Pasek and Paul.“I think three or four years ago it was a pain in the (butt) to try to explain this to people because there was no precedent for it, so not only to festival-goers but to artists and investors there was sort of this uphill climb,” Criss said.“If we were starting a huge rock festival or pop festival, you can reference other things and other models that people can latch on to categorize what we’re trying to do. We’ve set our own precedent and we’re very proud of that and while it was frustrating in the beginning, the proof of concept just worked.”___Online: https://www.elsiefest.comlast_img read more

Residents in Vassilikos area plan to protest energy hubResidents in Vassilikos area plan to protest energy hub

first_imgBy Angelos AnastasiouResidents of the villages surrounding the Vassilikos area in Limassol have announced a demonstration for Sunday, March 16 at Mari village, in protest over government plans to develop the area into a giant energy complex, according to a statement by the Kalavassos Environment and Health Protection Group.On Thursday, in an assembly of residents held at the Kalavassos community council premises, the community set out its positions in the context of the public consultations relating to the government’s Master Plan for the development of the Vassilikos area.“The community is concerned about the health and safety of residents in light of the concentration of heavy and pollutant-emitting industry in the area and the fact that the Master Plan proposes that all energy-related industries (power plants, LPG gas, LNG natural gas, strategic oil reserves and oil-storage tank farms) are grouped there. We demand that the industrial area hosts only petroleum-based industries,” the statement reads.The community cites the fact that the Master Plan does not justify the rationale for the concentration of energy industries in the area as the reason for its opposition to the construction of any facilities relating to natural gas, liquid gas, ammonia, urea and methanol, as this would “concentrate all of Cyprus’s energy production and very dangerous industries in a small area, resulting in increased risk of accidents that could cripple the country.”“The Master Plan fails to address environmental and quality-of-life issues. We will accept no further deterioration of either, and suggest that an alternative is found by considering other areas to host liquid gas and natural gas processing facilities,” the group’s statement argues.“We demand a strategic study that is not confined to the area designated by the Master Plan, but expands to a ten-kilometre radius, which the Kalavassos community has been requesting since 2009.”The Kalavassos community council position was unanimously adopted by the 150 attendees, who also discussed measures that could be taken to further the residents’ positions.“Sunday’s demonstration is a start,” the statement concludes.You May LikeLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoTruthfinderEnter Any Name, Wait These Seconds, See Instant ResultsTruthfinderUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Bank deposits rise 44 to 458 billion euros in NovemberBank deposits rise 44 to 458 billion euros in November

first_imgBy Stelios OrphanidesDeposits in Cyprus’s banking system rose to 45.8 billion euros in November or 4.4 per cent compared to a year before and by 86.6 million euros compared to November, the Central Bank of Cyprus said. It is the first time since May this year in which an increase in deposits is posted.You May LikeLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoKelley Blue BookYou Won’t Believe How Affordable These Ford Car Models AreKelley Blue BookUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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