first_imgPhotos: Matthew Murphy | Styling: David Withrow | Hair & Makeup: Alex Michaels | Production Assistant: Evan Zimmerman | Shot at Studios LIC The infectious Sergio Trujillo nabbed a 2016 Tony nomination for On Your Feet!’s vibrant choreography. Beginning on Broadway as a dancer in Guys and Dolls and Fosse, the Toronto native had his sights set on (literally) making moves, going on to choreograph Main Stem smashes like Memphis, Jersey Boys, The Addams Family and Next to Normal (all of which ran simultaneously in 2011, btw). On Your Feet! marks his first Tony nod, and by the looks of the killer ensemble, which includes Carlos E. Gonzalez, Tanairi Sade Vasquez, Nina Lafarga and Luis Salgado, this is only the beginning. Photographer Matthew Murphy captured them where they shine brightest—on their feet! Check out the colorful shoot!VIEW THE PHOTO GALLERY Related Shows Carlos E. Gonzalez, Tanairi Sade Vasquez, Sergio Trujillo, Nina Lafarga & Luis Salgado(Photo: Matthew Murphy) Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 20, 2017 On Your Feet! View Commentslast_img read more

first_imgOn a recent visit to the Sawnee Mountain Preserve in Cumming, Ga., I was shocked to find many dead bees in the preserve’s observation hive.The fallen insects were piled up at the bottom of the display and at the entrance and exit to the hive. Bill Dunn, who manages the hive for the center, believed the bees collected nectar from flowers that had been sprayed or dusted with an insecticide and had inadvertently contaminated themselves with it. He expected most of the bees in the hive would die as a result.Contaminated pollen?Nectar, the sweet liquid produced by many flowers, is the major food source for bees and the raw material used to make honey. Pollen collected by the bees may also have been contaminated with insecticide. Worker bees returned to the hive carrying loads of nectar and pollen from insecticide-treated flowers and shared it with other workers, larvae and even the queen.Bees are insects and exposure to insecticidal products can kill them. Early spring is a critical time in the life of a beehive. Warm temperatures increase activity within the hive and stimulate workers to begin foraging for food. Usually, there are few flowers to choose from in the first weeks of spring. Flowering trees such as pear, plum, peach, quince and apple do tend to produce the largest sources of nectar in the early spring. Bees are an essential part of our ecosystem. They provide pollination to many fruit and vegetable plants. Without bees, our food choices would become severely restricted. Insecticides applied as sprays or dusts represent the biggest threats to bee populations. Many commonly used insecticides like Sevin, Malathion, Permethrin and Orthene are hazardous to bees and can remain toxic for several days after application. There are relatively non-hazardous insecticides available. They include Pyrethrum, Azadirachtin (Neem oil) and insecticidal soaps that rapidly break down by exposure to sunlight and microbes. Use low toxic chemicals, late in the dayBy following a few simple steps, you reduce the threat to bees when applying pesticides. Apply chemicals late in the day when bees are not foraging. Use chemicals with low toxicity or those that are less persistent. Spray only the target organ and avoid open flowers. Apply insecticides when there is no wind. Spray only when the target insects are active. Beekeepers can reduce the risk of poisoning by locating hives at least 3 miles away from crops that are routinely treated with insecticides. Sometimes, particularly where fruit production is the goal, peach, plum, pear and apple trees are treated with insecticide to protect them.Takes it back to the hiveBees visiting these flowers may be killed instantly if exposed to a dose of insecticide, or as in the case of the display hive at mountain preserve, bees pick up sub-lethal doses of insecticide in nectar and return to the hive. When water is removed from the nectar and then served to the inhabitants of the hive, the doses of insecticide are increased to lethal concentrations. last_img read more

first_img 13SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Well, we’ll give the Fed this, they do keep it interesting! They could have made what would have essentially been a symbolic hike of 25 basis points to the funds rate, issued a dovish statement for the future and closed a fun filled six-year chapter in their history. But they didn’t.If you thought things were confusing before last Thursday, wait until something good happens, like China announcing a massive stimulus plan, or oil stabilizes and starts rising on a production accord.Based on last Thursday’s FOMC, could anyone blame you if you ran around with your hair on fire worrying about a real Fed tightening cycle? Or what if things get worse in China or oil plunges to $30? Quantitative Easing IV? Based on yesterday, that is no longer laughable either! continue reading »last_img read more

first_imgRelatedPosts Mane double eases Liverpool to win over 10-man Chelsea EPL: Chelsea, Liverpool in cagey duel Chelsea sink Brighton to make winning start Chelsea have reportedly identified Queens Park Rangers midfielder Eberechi Eze as a potential addition during the January transfer window. With their transfer ban having previously been lifted, Chelsea are free to make new signings at the midway point of the campaign, armed with funds raised from the sales of Eden Hazard and Alvaro Morata. While Frank Lampard is said to be eyeing established world-class players, it appears that the Blues are also considering moves for prospects who they feel have the potential to make the step-up at Stamford Bridge. According to the Daily Mail, Chelsea hold an interest in Eze after the playmaker’s impressive performances for QPR in the Championship. The 21-year-old has contributed nine goals and four assists this season, leading to the youngster being regarded as one of the top talents outside of the Premier League. Eze has just over 18 months remaining on his contract at Loftus Road.Tags: Alvaro MorataChelseaEbere EzeEden Hazardlast_img read more

first_imgTrading Leather has Classic options open to him after filling the runner-up berth in the Betfred Dante Stakes at York. Jim Bolger’s colt was always to the fore and stuck to his guns well, playing second fiddle only to surprise 33-1 winner Libertarian. Bolger said: “I couldn’t be more happy with him and we expect him to come on a lot for the run, although he was as fit as I could get him at home. He’d only go to Epsom if something happened to Dawn Approach. This horse and Loch Garman have the options of the Irish Guineas and the French Derby. “Later on there’s the Irish Derby, but that might be open to Dawn Approach as well.” Asked for his view on the fortnight of Derby trials, he said cryptically: “I think the only trials that matter are the ones at Coolcullen (his stable). We’re ecstatic with them.” Aidan O’Brien’s Indian Chief, the 11-4 favourite, was back in third, and Coolmore’s UK representative Kevin Buckley said: “Joseph (O’Brien) was happy enough with him and he’s probably still a bit inexperienced. This was a big step up, but Joseph felt confident he’d get a mile and a half.” Karl Burke, the winning trainer’s husband and assistant, said of Libertarian: “It is a great win for the yard and everyone connected with the horse. He’s a proper horse and having not had many (Derby) horses, or Dante horses even, you are tilting at windmills a bit. We have always thought a lot of him. “If you watch the race at Sandown it was a nonsense of a race for him. Unfortunately Phil (Makin) got stuck on the outside of a horse that was hanging badly and he drifted out. He’s such a green horse which is why we came back today to give him more racecourse experience. “He’s a big backward animal that has taken a lot of time. It was only in March time that he really began to pick up in his work and he’s done nothing but improve since then.” Jockey William Buick said: “It was a true-run race and the best horse won on the day. He’s a fine big horse. Karl said to me beforehand that as long as I didn’t get too far away he’d have a squeak as he stays very well.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more