Kerry Butler to Star in Under My Skin Off-Broadway

first_img In Under My Skin, a twist of fate leads to love and laughs when New York’s most eligible bachelor Harrison Baddish (Walton), and a single, working mother Melody Dent (Butler), hilariously experience each other’s lives and see things from a very different perspective. Sex, love and healthcare? These three things that we need but don’t always necessarily get, are all touched upon in Under My Skin, which will star Tony nominee Kerry Butler and Matt Walton off-Broadway. Written by Robert Sternin and Prudence Fraser and directed by Kirsten Sanderson, the comedy will begin previews April 5. Opening night is set for May 15 at The Little Shubert Theatre. Related Shows Under My Skin Butler received a Tony nod for Xanadu. Other Broadway credits include Catch Me If You Can, The Best Man, Hairspray, Little Shop of Horrors, Les Miserables, Rock of Ages and Beauty and the Beast. Walton originated the role of Harrison Baddish at The Pasadena Playhouse. Screen credits include Burn After Reading and One Life to Live. Also reprising the role that she originated at The Pasadena Playhouse will be Megan Sikora as Nanette. Her Broadway credits include Gentleman Prefer Blondes, How to Succeed in Business and Promises, Promises. Additional cast members include: Allison Strong (Bye Bye Birdie) as Casey, Kate Loprest (First Date) and Andrew Polk.center_img Sternin and Fraser are the creative forces behind The Nanny and Who’s The Boss? Under My Skin will have scenic design by Stephen Dobay, costume design by Lara de Bruijn, lighting design by Driscoll Otto and sound design by Janie Bullard. View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on June 8, 2014last_img read more

Walnuts & Salmon

first_img“If on your ‘splurge’ day or meal you consume 1,000 excess calories, you are going to put on some fat mass from that,” Cooper said. “Even though higher daily polyunsaturated fat consumption can help you burn more fat when eating high saturated fat meals, it can’t overcome the fat mass gain that will occur with a large caloric surplus from overeating. Study participants who consumed a high polyunsaturated fat diet for seven days showed better fat burning and significant decreases in total cholesterol, among other benefits, compared to a control group that consumed a standard American diet that is higher in saturated fats and lower in polyunsaturated fats. The study, published in the European Journal of Nutrition in May, highlights the protective effects of a diet higher in polyunsaturated fats. If you work to keep your calories in equal to your calories out, having an occasional high saturated fat meal should not lead to as much fat storage as eating high polyunsaturated fat foods regularly, she said. Both seven-day diets contained identical percentages of carbohydrates, protein and fat and only differed in the types of fat consumed. The high polyunsaturated fat diet derived twice as much energy—or 21 percent—from polyunsaturated fats than the control diet—at 10 percent. A diet that includes higher amounts of polyunsaturated fats, found in foods like walnuts and salmon, can help offset the detrimental effects of the occasional meal high in saturated fats, University of Georgia researchers have shown in a small clinical study. The UGA researchers caution that simply occasionally eating meals higher in polyunsaturated fats will not protect against overeating and regularly consuming meals high in saturated fats.center_img “If you try to eat fairly healthy most of the time and eat a diet that’s higher in these polyunsaturated fats on a regular basis, when you do occasionally splurge or have meals high in saturated fats, it’s not quite as detrimental,” said Jamie Cooper, the study’s senior author and an associate professor in the department of foods and nutrition in the UGA College of Family and Consumer Sciences. Researchers studied 26 participants, 16 of whom completed a seven-day diet high in polyunsaturated fats—in this case, through whole foods such as walnuts, wild-caught Alaskan keta salmon, tuna, flax seed oil, grapeseed oil and canola oil, along with fish oil supplements. The other 10 participants ate a control diet higher in saturated fats that consisted largely of frozen meals. Both groups consumed the same three-day lead-in diet. The study, “A PUFA-rich diet improves fat oxidation following saturated fat-rich meal,” is available online at By the end of the seven-day diet, the high polyunsaturated fat diet participants showed significant decreases in total cholesterol and other markers of “bad” cholesterol such as LDL and triglycerides. These participants also were shown to demonstrate greater fat oxidation compared to the control group. “By consuming a diet higher in polyunsaturated fat on a regular basis, you’re basically walking around with this inherent protection from the cardiometabolic effects of poor, high saturated fat meals,” said study co-author Chad Paton, an assistant professor in both the college’s foods and nutrition department and the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.last_img read more

Participate in vote for sale of park land

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion Regarding the upcoming land sale vote in Clifton Park: I will be voting yes on Proposal #1 on Dec. 5 and hope that everyone else will do the same.If this proposal is approved, the 37 acres (increased from 34) in the heart of the Shenendehowa school district will be preserved as a “central park.” The sale of this property will benefit generations to come.Earlier this year, residents of the school district spoke with a strong voice when voting down the sale to a private developer. That was first step to preserving this property. Now to transfer ownership and create a park, we need to approve the sale from the school district to the town of Clifton Park.Please help plan for a balanced future for the community. Participate and vote yes.Patricia SchwankertClifton ParkMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?Game 7: Shenendehowa grad and Braves rookie Ian Anderson gets start with World Series spot on the li…EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationlast_img read more

Get informed about Ballston sewer plan

first_imgThe town of Ballston is embarking on a potential project to bring sanitary sewers to the “hamlet.” Timing for the project is linked to the Ballston Lake Sewer Project that is already approved and under detailed planning.Residential and commercial property owners in the district will vote on April 18 whether to install the sewers. There are many factors involved in the decision making, including the environment, health, viability of hamlet businesses, financing, and operating the system. It’s important for voters to become fully informed of all the relevant factors so as to make the best decision. Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion Existing failed septic systems have, and still are affecting, the land, water table and waterways. Repair costs increase with time, and businesses are significantly burdened to handle sanitary waste in the Route 50 corridor.This doesn’t come free. The Sewer Committee continues to pursue minimizing the total cost, including obtaining grants, low-interest loans and encouraging contractors to discount multiple installations. Forty years ago, a similar project with 85 percent grants was defeated. That level of grants is not available today. While cost is a major factor, there are planned allowances for extreme situations, like financial hardship, installation cost based on distance from sewer mains and age of recently established septic systems. These will be in the required town law.Information on upcoming public sessions, including Wednesday’s (March 14) is available at or by calling the town of Ballston, 518-885-8502.After learning the facts, I’m certain the proposed sewer district is an investment in the future of our community. I urge everyone to become fully informed.Al Pirigyi Sr.Burnt HillsMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesPolice: Schenectady woman tried to take car in Clifton Park hours after arrest, release in prior the…EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censuslast_img read more

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Brisbane’s auction capital: Homes are more likely to sell under the hammer in this suburb

first_imgAuctioneer Haesley Cush in action. Image: AAP/Claudia Baxter.COORPAROO has been named Brisbane’s auction capital, with homes more likely to sell under the hammer there than in any other suburb.New figures reveal 55 per cent of homes sell at auction in the popular inner-city suburb — significantly higher than the overall clearance rate for Brisbane of 49 per cent.Sunnybank Hills had the highest number of homes taken to auction during the March quarter, with 28 auctions held and a 40 per cent of those selling under the hammer, according to CoreLogic’s latest Quarterly Auction Market Review. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE Houses in the suburb of Coorparoo, which has the highest auction clearance rate in Brisbane.CoreLogic senior research analyst Cameron Kusher admitted it was “not a particularly strong result” for the Queensland capital.“Brisbane still isn’t a very auction-centric market,” Mr Kusher said. “And it’s really only worthwhile (going to auction) if you’ve got a unique property offering because it’s hard to gauge how much demand there will be.” BRISBANE CRACKS TOP 100 LIST HAMPTONS IN BRISBANE INSIDE SAMANTHA RILEY’S NEW HOME The combined capital city auction clearance rate increased to 64.6 per cent over the March quarter, up from 62.3 per cent over the December quarter.Clearance rates increased across all cities except Perth and Hobart.Melbourne recorded the highest clearance rate at 68.4 per cent, up from 68.1 per cent the previous quarter, followed by Canberra at 67.9 per cent. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus19 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market19 hours ago Auction clearance rates across all capital cities rose in the March quarter. Image: AAP/Lukas Coch.But compared to the same time a year ago, capital city auction success rates have fallen more than 10 per cent, while auction volumes have increased.After Sydney and Melbourne, Brisbane was host to the highest volume of auctions over the March quarter, with 1247 homes going under the hammer.Auction volumes fell across all regions except the Gold Coast, but it also recorded the lowest clearance rate.CAPITAL CITY AUCTION CLEARANCE RATESSydney 63.6% (7,755 auctions)Melbourne 68.4% (9,488 auctions)Brisbane 49% (1,247 auctions)Adelaide 65.7% (961 auctions)Perth 34.7% (374 auctions)Tasmania 51 % (68 auctions)Canberra 67.9% (808 auctions)Combined capitals 64.6 % (20,701 auctions)(Source: CoreLogic)last_img read more

UEFA reveal date for UCL, UEL draws

first_imgUEFA have revealed the date and location for both the Champions League and Europa League group stage draws for 2020-2021 campaign. The draws and the handing of the 2019/20 awards will take place at their headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland, on October 1. La Liga sides Real Madrid, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid and Sevilla are among teams which will participate in the Champions League draw.Advertisement Read Also: Chelsea set to sign new goalkeeper for £18m – sources Villarreal and Real Sociedad have already secured qualification to the Europa League group stage, while Granada will have to progress through the qualifying rounds. Premier League will be represented by the likes of Liverpool, Man City, Chelsea, and Man Utd for the Champions League while the likes of Arsenal, Tottenham and Wolves will be gunning for honours in the Europa League. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… center_img Promoted Content7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World12 Marvel Superheroes Before The Fame7 Train Stations In The World You Wish To Stay At LongerThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithHere Are The Top 10 Tiniest Mobile Phones On The Planet!11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top10 Legendary Movies To Learn History FromBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Non-Obvious Things That Damage Your Phone10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hystericallast_img read more

WADA chief under fire from Olympic committees

first_img(REUTERS) – The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and its head Craig Reedie faced stinging criticism from national Olympic committees yesterday for its handling of the Russian doping scandal, days before its board meeting where the Scot is up for re-election.Reedie, speaking to the general assembly of the Association of National Olympic committees (ANOC), said these were “troubled times” after the Russian doping affair, which resulted in dozens of athletes being banned from the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.While calling for more sanctioning powers for WADA and closer cooperation with governments, Reedie, who is up for re-election on November 20, had to defend his organisation’s actions with half a dozen NOCs criticising him at the assembly.He also had to defend the timing of the release of part of the so-called McLaren report into doping in Russia shortly before the Rio Games in August. The report uncovered systematic state-sponsored doping in Russia.The investigation, triggered by media reports of state-backed doping in Russia, led to a partial ban on Russians at the Rio Games and the suspension of the country’s doping laboratory, its anti-doping agency and athletics federation.Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah, who heads the ANOC and is an influential International Olympic Committee (IOC) member, called for a ‘neutral’ president to deal with the fallout of the doping crisis.The IOC confirmed it had held talks with Reedie, who is standing for another three-year term, about appointing a neutral president in future and dropping the current system of rotating the choice of president between governments and sports bodies.NEUTRAL PRESIDENT“During the discussions at the IOC Executive Board earlier this month, Sir Craig Reedie was advised of the intention of the IOC Executive Board to have in the future a neutral WADA president for the sake of the credibility and good governance of WADA,” an IOC spokesperson said yesterday.“At the meeting, Sir Craig accepted this approach and said he would not stand in the way of such a solution. Following this he received the support of the IOC Executive Board for his reappointment as WADA president,” the spokesman said.Sheikh Ahmad was concerned about the release of the second part of the McLaren report, due out in early December, and noted WADA’s suspension of the Doha doping lab was announced the day before the general assembly in the Qatari capital on Tuesday.“There were questions of timing with the (McLaren) report and now we see it again with Doha, not because of cheating but because of procedures. The decision was only made on November 7, but came here on the day of the general assembly“I am now worried that the (second part of the) McLaren Report will come out in the first week of December during the IOC Executive Board, or the day after to undermine decisions there,” Sheikh Ahmad said.He suggested moving WADA from Montreal to Geneva, where the World Health Organisation has offices.Reedie apologised, saying the McLaren report had to come out before the Rio Games and that the Doha lab suspension announcement was not intentional.last_img read more

Cricket News USA seal ICC ODI status after win over Hong Kong

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: The United States of America (USA) sealed the ICC ODI status after their win over 84-run Hong Kong on Wednesday. “Tonight’s the night everyone’s been waiting for…@usacricket claim ODI status under the leadership of Captain America!” tweeted ICC.  The historic moment came a day after Oman joined the elite group of nations holding One-Day International status. Sitting strong on top of the table, Oman won its third successive game in ICC’s WCL Division Two in Windhoek, Namibia on Tuesday which ensures the Sultanate will be among the top four sides to have earned the much-coveted One-Day International status for the next two and a half years.Oman, and the other top three teams in the top four, joined the UAE, Scotland and Nepal in the new ICC World Cricket League Division Two 2019 and play as many as 36 ODIs over a period of 30 months. Oman coach Duleep Mendis had said before leaving for Namibia that qualifying for the ODI status would be among their foremost goals in Namibia and they would be fighting hard to achieve that.Left-arm paceman Bilal Khan bowled superbly, taking four wickets, while Jatinder Singh batted sensibly against Hong Kong to make sure Oman secured its third successive win as the only unbeaten side in the six-nation tournament. last_img read more