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Drama Review: Mojo

first_imgby Ben LaffertyOxford theatre doesn’t do much for the lads. Softly spoken aesthetes of delicate temperament get their weekly doses of inner turmoil and post-modern angst, while the red-blooded FHM readers of the community are left clutching their cider bottles in the cold. Well, no longer, as Jez Butterfield’s award winning first play careens onto the Oxford stage.I don’t mean to suggest that a Y-chromosome is strictly necessary to enjoy this show, at least not so much as a few stiff drinks and the attention span of an epileptic moth. This is a play about speed, in every sense, and the pace rarely lets up for long. The constant blurring of frenetic action, amphetamine-fuelled babbling and simmering violence make for a diverting, occasionally amusing, visual spectacle. The fatigue that comes of watching this show is born not of boredom, but over-stimulation.This lack of focus is fine when the cast’s significant flaws are cloaked by the noise and excitement that characterises much of the play. If these enthusiastic young men weren’t called on to act once every ten or fifteen minutes, the experience might even become enjoyable. Niceties out of the way first. Sam Kennedy’s portrayal of a nightclub owner’s progeny is hardly a master-class, but provides the stand-out performance. He might lack emotional depth, but his swagger has just the right mixture of self-assurance, insecurity and menace. Nat Gordon’s performance is similarly blunt. We’re looking at a cockney wide-boy a la Harry Enfield, which you’re free to take as a recommendation if you must. In spite of that, his natural affability and inane grin make his character the only likeable one of the gibbering bunch.When things are progressing a mile-a-minute, Gerard Miles’ understated impassivity acts as a sort of dramatic gravity well on stage, an appreciable relief from the incessant hullabaloo. But when engaged in protracted dialogue, things grind to a halt. His apathy drains the play’s accumulated momentum, and in moments Mojo transforms from a mindless diversion to being actively bad. If Miles’ performance is merely lacklustre, then Jack Sanderson-Thwaite’s is like nails on a blackboard. While the cast’s better members work hard to evoke 1950s London through speech and studied movement, Sanderson-Thwaite is wildly, jarringly anachronistic. There is an indefinable aspect to his anaemic self-pity that returns us firmly to 2007.This might be the closest we will come to seeing Reservoir Dogs on the Oxford stage this year. Those who revelled in the kinetic exuberance of Tarantino’s early work might find something to like here, but this has none of his wit. There is too much reliance on poorly executed physical comedy, too great a propensity to lean on crudity for this to be pleasurable in anything more than sporadic bursts. Maybe this one is for ‘the boys’ after all.  They’re welcome to it.Dir. Adam Grant & Kate AntrobusBT 7.30 Tues-Sat 6th Weeklast_img read more

Ant and Dec’s cake challenge

first_imgStaff at the Little Venice Cake Company last week shared their cake-decorating expertise with TV stars Ant and Dec to help them face a live studio challenge.The presenters spent a day at the company’s London studio learning how to do hand piping and making chocolate roses to prepare them for last week’s Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway TV show.The training took place as part of the Ant versus Dec challenge to make a birthday cake for Sir Cliff Richard.The cakes were judged by celebrity chefs including Ainsley Harriott.last_img read more

Reporting in Is the industry making the most of the popularity wave?

first_imgIn a previous Reporting In column I highlighted the importance for the baking industry of creating ’Brand Baker’. In the piece I aired the view that the industry needed to raise its profile and, in some way, make it stand out from the multitude of careers available, so that the recruitment of new blood into the profession became that much easier.So, a couple of years down the road, where are we in relation to achieving a higher public profile for the industry? Well, there has certainly been more mainstream media attention paid to our noble craft. In particular, the series of programmes run on BBC 4 in 2010, as well as The Great British Bake Off and Baking Made Easy (aired on BBC2) has gone some way to generating greater interest in our profession.It is also heartening to see that certain elements of the industry have started to publicise the virtues of baking in other ways. National Craft Bakers’ Week, organised by the NAMB, appears to be showing some benefit in raising the profile of the high street baker. It is also encouraging to see that this initiative is actively working with schools, which makes sense, as they are now educating the next generation of career searchers.The move to differentiate ourselves from general catering and the raising of our wider profile, I would suggest, is under way. The questions I now pose are:1. How joined-up is our thinking around this whole issue?2. What industry-wide strategy is in place to build on the positive things that are happening already, so that the benefit is shared by all?It is only by the industry being united around these strategic issues that the full potential can be realised.last_img read more

Food Bank of Northern Indiana releases mobile food distribution schedule, October 5-9

first_img WhatsApp IndianaLocalNews Wednesday, October 7, 2020 – Kosciusko County10 a.m. – Noon EDTWHERE: Salvation Army, 501 E. Arthur Street, Warsaw, IN 46580 Twitter (Photo supplied/Food Bank of Northern Indiana) The Food Bank of Northern Indiana has released its mobile food distribution list for the week of October 5.Monday, October 5, 2020 – Elkhart County10 a.m. – Noon EDTWHERE: Linway Cinema, 514 W. Lincoln Ave., Goshen, IN 46526 WhatsApp Food Bank of Northern Indiana releases mobile food distribution schedule, October 5-9 Google+ Facebook Tuesday, October 6, 2020 – LaPorte County10 a.m. – Noon CDTWHERE: First Church of God, 2020 E. Lincolnway, LaPorte, IN 46350 Thursday, October 8, 2020 – St. Joseph County3 p.m. – 5 p.m. EDTWHERE: Food Bank of Northern Indiana, 702 Chapin Street, South Bend, IN 46601 Pinterestcenter_img Twitter Google+ By Brooklyne Beatty – October 2, 2020 0 614 Thursday, October 8, 2020 – Marshall County10 a.m. – Noon EDTWHERE: Centennial Park, 1660 N. Michigan Street (Pool Parking Lot), Plymouth, IN 46563 Facebook Previous articleNearly 2,400 cases of COVID in Indiana schoolsNext article“Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen”: Fire Prevention Week 2020 begins Sunday Brooklyne Beatty TAGSElkhart CountyFood Bank of Northern Indianafood distributionfreeKosciusko CountyLaPorte Countymarshall countymobileOctoberscheduleSt. Joseph Countystarke county The free food is distributed drive-thru style on a first come, first served basis for those in need. Pinterest Friday, October 9, 2020 – Starke County10 a.m. – Noon, CDTKnox United Methodist Church, 210 S. Shield Street, Knox, IN 46534last_img read more

Peter Frampton And Gregg Allman Are Teaming Up For Summer Performances

first_imgLegendary rockers Peter Frampton and Gregg Allman will be performing together this summer, according to two newly-surfaced tour dates in July. Both artists have been hard at work, with Frampton announcing a major summer schedule alongside Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Allman putting in hours at the famed Muscle Shoals studio to work on a new album.With openings in their July calendars, the two singer/songwriters have revealed a handful of summer tour dates together. These include July 19th at the PNC Pavilion in Cincinnati, OH, July 20th at the Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park in Indianapolis, IN, July 22nd at the Red Hat Amphitheatre in Raleigh, NC, and July 26th at the Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre in Charlotte, NC.Frampton is also performing as part of Allman’s Laid Back Festival in Chicago, IL on July 16th, though no lineup has been announced for the Jones Beach, NY edition of the Laid Back Festival scheduled for July 23rd. Frampton is not on the lineups for the Atlanta and Colorado editions of Laid Back, which are held on May 7th and September 25th, respectively.For more information about the Frampton/Allman concerts, head to Live Nation. Tickets go on sale this Friday, April 1st, at 10 AM Eastern.last_img read more

Ethics and genetics in the digital age

first_imgWhen five Texas parents found out in 2009 that the Department of State Health Services had saved DNA samples collected through its newborn screening program and was sharing them with researchers (and, as it turns out, federal investigators), they sued the state.The complex case, involving health care policy, consent, medical research, forensics, and civil rights, exemplified the debate that is unfolding nationwide over privacy and autonomy in genetics.The class-action lawsuit, which resulted in the incineration of more than 4 million blood samples, stirred a range of reactions among experts in medical ethics, law, public policy, research, and entrepreneurship during a symposium on “Privacy, Autonomy, and Personal Genetic Information in the Digital Age” held April 14.Organized by Cherry A. Murray, dean of the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), and co-hosted by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in Cambridge, two panel discussions examined the “promise and perils” of creating digital repositories of genetic records and considered the policy implications of an individual’s right to access, control, and interpret his or her own genetic data.The interdisciplinary event was held in conjunction with regional meetings of the National Academy of Engineering and Institute of Medicine and a Stated Meeting of the American Academy.The first panel discussion, moderated by Jeffrey S. Flier, dean of Harvard Medical School, examined the risks and benefits of crowdsourcing genetic data in light of recent technological advances.Within the past 10 years, the advent of high-speed, low-cost genetic sequencing methods has allowed the creation of services that provide genome sequencing and analysis directly to the public.Through websites such as,, and, anyone can provide a sample of saliva or blood and pay to have it screened for certain genetic traits — with varying levels of guidance (or none) from physicians or genetic counselors.The results may be shared among participants, creating an online community that one panelist described as a “Facebook for genetics,” or among medical researchers who may benefit from the data trove as they attempt to understand the role of genetics in diseases like diabetes and cancer.Health care providers, too, like those in Texas, are amassing records of genetic information alongside patients’ family medical history and epidemiological data.Some experts believe genetic information needs a different level of protection than do health care records — perhaps more protection because it is inheritable and has greater implications for family members, or perhaps less protection because it represents only potential outcomes, rather than conditions actually made manifest.The U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulates genetic testing as a diagnostic tool under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, and individual states can enforce their own health care and privacy laws. New York state, for example, requires that genetic tests be ordered by a licensed medical practitioner. Additionally, the federal Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 prohibits discrimination in employment and health insurance on the basis of genetic makeup.Even with such safeguards, though, genetic analysis and information privacy remain a “Wild West” for ethicists, legal experts, and policymakers.Genetic altruists such as those who volunteer to participate in panelist George Church’s Personal Genome Project (PGP) do so because the data are essential for research into the causes and treatment of many diseases. For these early adopters of the technology, are certain risks inevitable?Participants in PGP and the other sequencing services are required to sign consent forms (and, for PGP, pass an entrance exam), but the text of those consent forms, and the degree to which a signature might represent informed consent, vary by companies and health care providers, and across state lines.“Can subjects ever truly be fully informed?” asked Flier, adding that a person signing a form today might be consenting to applications that “can’t even be imagined during the lifetime of the individual.”“To what extent can one actually know the consequence of releasing that data?” asked Latanya Sweeney, an expert in digital privacy and a visiting professor at Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. “People have a horrible time calculating their risk of harm. … Historically, that’s been the role of privacy policy, because we’re often in that position.”Church, professor of genetics at Harvard Medical School, suggested that with time and education, public familiarity with genetics will increase in the same way that people have learned to use computers and smartphones.Hank Greely, director of the Center for Law and the Biosciences at Stanford University, agreed that education is essential, warning against a “mismatch between public understanding and expectations — public knowledge — and scientific practice.”“In research we have a relationship of trust with our participants, and that trust has to be based on a relationship with truth,” said Christine Patch, chair of the British Society of Human Genetics. “I think it’s important that people don’t assume they have more privacy than they have.”Referring back to the Texas case, Sweeney added, “Not to have the individual as a firsthand party to the decision making, allowing them control, is a formula for disaster.”The second panel discussion, moderated by Jonathan Zittrain, professor at Harvard Law School, Harvard Kennedy School, and SEAS, hinged on the definition of autonomy.Zittrain asked whether an individual should have the right to obtain his or her own genetic information through a site such as without, for example, a prescription.“I’m all for people being able to do it,” said John Schumann, assistant professor of medicine and faculty associate of the MacLean Center for Medical Ethics at the University of Chicago, who is a practicing physician. To require medical guidance for such a test, he said, is “burdensome and very paternalistic.”last_img read more

Rhabdomyolysis, a Recent Concern in Safety during Training

first_img Among the treatment methods, the most common and simple is vigorous hydration. Rhabdomyolysis is a syndrome characterized by muscle necrosis that leads to the release of contents from the cells into the bloodstream; it is a scary name when heard for the first time, causing different reactions after the meaning is explained. The matter has been a topic of research by professionals involved in sports medicine, such as physical training instructors and combat trainers from major military training centers around the world. By Dialogo June 26, 2013 Many variables may elevate the risks of accidents due to high temperatures, especially the following: • Individual over 40 years of age; • History of past accidents caused by high temperatures; • Skin problems that may interfere with sweating functions, such as burns or rashes; • Consumption of alcohol less than 24 hours prior to the activity; • Consumption of food supplements without medical guidance; • Use of drugs and/or supplements (allergy or cold medications, or pills containing ephedra, etc.); • Obesity or overweight; • Health problems such as diarrhea, virus, vomit, nausea; • Poor physical condition; • Exposure to two or three days of heat, intense physical activity, sleep deprivation, lack of water or rest; • Non-acclimation to heat, especially in the Amazon region (less than 10 or 14 days of aerial activity). My name is Renata, and I’m writing a paper for an undergraduate course of mine on rhabdomyolysis in the military. If someone could help me with articles, I’d appreciate it. Col. Montenegro’s test is very enlightening. It must be a constant worry during the classes of the security forces’ various courses and internships. Congratulations, commander! The following are among the main clinical signs and symptoms: • Muscle pain (variable intensity); • Dark urine (myoglobinuria); • Muscle enzymes (CK) elevation; • Muscle edema (swelling); • Muscle weakness (advanced cases); • Mental confusion (ARF) *Retired Colonel Fernando Montenegro – Brazilian Army Special Forces –the head of the Education Department of the Brazilian Jungle Warfare Training Center (CIGS), coordinator/instructor of the Command Actions courses and the Operations and Survival Actions courses in the Brazilian dry forest – Caatinga (COSAC). Rhabdomyolysis caused a significant percentage of Soldiers’ deaths, hospitalizations, or cases in which they had to leave their training drills during combat in the military in the last 10 years. It is known that combat training military activities require physical fitness and periodic training. During this self-improvement process, which includes obstacles and intense exercise, it is essential that individuals remain hydrated and any intake of supplements must be followed by qualified professionals (doctors or nutritionists), in addition, of course, to alcohol or drugs being prohibited. Military trainings, especially combat classes conducted in tropical countries, require special attention to temperature, hydration opportunities for students and, during more critical outdoor activities, the elaboration of an efficient evacuation plan via a mobile motorized or airborne ICU. The simple explanation for non-experts is that it is a syndrome characterized by muscle cell rupture that may occur during strenuous physical activity. When the person is either dehydrated or deprived from drinking water in extreme heat, their kidneys may stop working, leading to death. Members of the military are the more commonly affected population by Rhabdomyolysis. Therefore, it is important that all trainers are properly familiarized with the issue and that training conditions are planned based on scientific methods and that there are prearranged resources to identify and control such problems in a timely manner. On the other hand, students must be aware of the risks mentioned above to mitigate the possibility of incidences of the syndrome. Incidents that lead to trauma may also cause Rhabdomyolysis, such as: crushing; multiple fracture or long-term immobilization. last_img read more

Local Girl and Boy Scouts create STEM projects for Kopernik Science Park

first_imgSonnen, her younger sister’s troop, and Boy Scout Anthony Dudinyak created different projects linking scientific aspects to having fun at the Kopernik Science Park. “I thought about how we should be going to the moon again soon,” Dudinyak said. “and I wanted to find a way I could give the community more information on the moon.” “I grew up kind of at Korpernik,” Sonnen said. “I spent all my summers here either interning or attending the camps.” VESTAL (WBNG) — For her Girl Scout Gold Award project, Katelyn Sonnen wanted to give back to a place that she says means so much to her. “I love spreading the love for science. Without having influences, I would never have gotten to where I am today,” Sonnen said. “Educators, parents, and kids if they have phones can scan QR codes and find fun activities or games they could play and teach them a little behind the science of what they’re doing,” Sonnen said. center_img For his Eagle Scout project Dudinyak created signs with the phases of the moon, a project he says was inspired by the SpaceX launch as it was getting closer. After seeing Sonnen create the STEM signs, her younger sister, Mary, and her troop were inspired to build a little library filled with books, something Katelyn says she was honored to hear. Sonnen spent 100 hours creating interactive STEM signs for each playground equipment. Sonnen says she’s interested in the STEM field and wanted to find a way to help parkgoers learn about the science behind the equipment they are using.last_img read more

Democrats in Congress showed their true colors

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionNow we all finally know what the elected Democratic officials in Washington stand for — absolutely nothing. The mention of supporting our vets, supporting those in the military now, police and fireman putting their lives on the line for them, lowering drug costs, making our nation more safe for everyone and putting a end to the illegal gangs that are killing innocent Americans keeps our elected Democrats in their seats with sour looks on their faces. I know for sure that the average Democrat does not feel this way. They all want to feel safe, they do care about our vets and those putting their lives on the line for us every day, including police, fire and border patrol. But if you watched the State of the Union address on Jan. 30, all you saw were angry, hate-filled supposed representatives of our fellow Americans. I guess that this is their plan, to stand for nothing and hope the lack of any plan will not be noticed thanks to the help of the very distorted left-wing media. I truly feel sorry for these elected officials because they have no vision, no policy and no respect for the average American. They are the true example of hatred, division and stupidity for everyone to see that night. Thanks for letting us see your true colors.Denise CrisciScotiaMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsSchenectady teens accused of Scotia auto theft, chase; Ended in Clifton Park crash, Saratoga Sheriff…EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationlast_img read more

Turkey-Russia tensions soar after deadly Syria strike

first_imgHumanitarian crisis At emergency talks on Friday, Russian Ambassador to the UN Vassily Nebenzia told the Security Council that Moscow was “ready to de-escalate with anyone who wants to” in Idlib.The UN has repeatedly warned that the fighting in Idlib could potentially create the most serious humanitarian crisis since the start of the Syrian conflict in 2011.UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said the world body was planning to send a humanitarian mission there.Diplomats said the mission to Idlib could start next week and include representatives of major UN agencies.”The most pressing need is an immediate ceasefire before the situation gets entirely out of control,” Guterres told reporters.But Russian vetoes, often backed by China, have chronically crippled UN action.Turkey again called on the international community to establish a no-fly zone over Idlib, where Islamist fighters backed by Ankara pose the biggest obstacle to Assad seizing back control over all of Syria.On Thursday, jihadists and Turkish-backed rebels had re-entered Saraqeb, a key Idlib crossroads town they had lost earlier in February — reversing one of the main gains of the government’s devastating offensive. Thirty-three Turkish troops were killed late Thursday in the air strike in the northwestern province of Idlib, in the biggest single loss of life by the Turkish military in years.Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke by telephone and looked to scale down tensions, with the Kremlin saying the two expressed “serious concern” about the situation.”There is always room for dialogue,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.He said the two leaders spoke of “the necessity to do everything” to implement a 2018 ceasefire that has since collapsed between the two countries in Idlib. Topics : The leaders of Russia and Turkey held crisis talks Friday after 33 Turkish soldiers died in an air strike in Syria, as Ankara ramped up pressure on Europe by threatening to flood in migrants.The United States and United Nations urged an end to the Russian-backed Syrian offensive against rebel holdouts, but Turkey appeared intent on easing tensions with Moscow by pinning the blame squarely on President Bashar al-Assad’s regime.The flare-up raised fresh concerns for civilians caught up in the escalation of the horrific eight-year civil war, with the UN saying nearly a million people — half of them children — have been displaced in the bitter cold by the fighting since December. Gates open to migrantsErdogan’s communications director Fahrettin Altun accused Assad on Twitter of “conducting ethnic cleansing” to drive millions out of Idlib, but said Turkey does not have the resources to accept more refugees.Turkey has already taken in around four million Syrians and is wary of more arrivals in the face of growing popular discontent about their presence.In a move seen as putting pressure on the West, Turkey threatened to go back on a deal with the EU and open the way for refugees to go into Europe.”We will no longer keep the doors closed for refugees who want to go to Europe,” a Turkish official told AFP.In response, both Bulgaria and Greece said they were tightening border security as groups of migrants moved westwards across Turkey.Greek border guards blocked hundreds of migrants from entering the country at the Kastanies border crossing in the northeast of the country as army trucks loaded with barbed wire raced past.The EU called on Ankara to uphold its side of the 2016 migrant pact, in which the Europeans offered six billion euros in exchange for Turkey stemming the flow of migrants who had triggered a major backlash in the country. Erdogan may travel next week to Moscow for talks, Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov said. Before the killing of troops, Erdogan spoke of a meeting with Putin on March 5 but said it would also include the leaders of France and Germany. US condemnationUS President Donald Trump condemned the attack on Turkish troops in a call with Erdogan and again urged Russia and Syria to halt the Idlib operation, the White House said.Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called the attack “despicable and brazen” and said the US was looking at ways to support Turkey, a NATO ally that has recently drifted from the West.A senior US official, while acknowledging that Turkey had blamed the Assad regime for the strike, said that Russia closely planned all operations with Syria.”Russia is responsible for this offensive — period,” the official said in Washington on condition of anonymity.The idea of the “pathetic, keelhauled, draftee Assad military forces fighting the Turks and some of the opposition forces… is laughable,” he said.Turkey said it retaliated by hitting more than 200 regime targets in drone and artillery bombardments.The reprisals killed 45 Syrian soldiers in Idlib, according to a monitor, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. There was no confirmation from the Syrian government.Rebel and Turkish fire also killed 10 fighters from Hezbollah, the Lebanese Shiite group backed by Iran that is supporting Assad, the Observatory said, adding that Russian strikes killed seven civilians.Adding to the tensions, Moscow said two of its warships were transiting through the Bosphorus Strait in Istanbul in plain sight of the city.last_img read more