first_img Children of a Lesser God tells the story of James Leeds, a new teacher at a school for the deaf, and Sarah Norman, the school’s one-time star student who has stayed behind as its cleaning woman rather than venturing out into the hearing world. James immediately takes a keen interest in Sarah, and tries to persuade her to communicate orally by lip reading as they kindle a romance beyond word. The original Broadway production starred Phyllis Frelich and John Rubinstein, who both won Tonys for their performances. The screen adaptation received five Academy Award nominations and earned Marlee Matlin the 1987 Oscar for Best Actress. The Tony-winning 1980 play Children of a Lesser God is set to return to Broadway for the first time. The new production will be directed by Kenny Leon, who took home the Tony this year for directing A Raisin in the Sun. The Mark Medoff-penned show will open at a theater to be announced in the 2015-16 season. View Commentscenter_img No cast has been set for the revival, although producer Hal Luftig told The New York Times that he and Leon aim to cast a company comprised of various ethnicities. The producer also confirmed that he and Leon did intend to cast a deaf actress as Sarah, noting, “anything else would be insulting to the deaf community.”last_img read more

first_imgFor more information about the international programs offered by CAES, visit Norman Borlaug 1970 Nobel Peace Prize laureate and one of the leaders of the Green Revolution dedicated his career to help ending food scarcity around the world. This fall four agricultural scientists from Africa and Asia are taking up that mantle and continuing his work as part of the Borlaug Higher Education for Agricultural Research and Development (BHEARD) Program at the University of Georgia. The program’s goal is to equip scientists and scientific institutions with the tools they need to develop technologies to increase food security in their home countries and around the world. This semester four new BHEARD fellows started their doctoral degrees under the guidance of UGA researchers. These BHEARD fellows will conduct the first three years of their degree program at UGA. In their fourth year, they will return to their home countries to conduct in-country research and write and defend their dissertations. This model creates an important link between UGA and the fellow’s home institution. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) selects potential BHEARD fellows through a competitive application process. UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences also had to apply to host the USAID-funded BHEARD fellows through a similarly competitive process. The fact that UGA has been selected to train four BHEARD doctoral fellows is evidence of the strength of the research programs and growing international reputation of UGA, said Amrit Bart, director of the Office of Global Programs for CAES. “The University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences has a long history of working internationally on research and outreach projects aimed at building food security around the world,” Bart said. “Being able to host this exceptional cohort of BHEARD fellows is a testament to the college’s reputation as an institution that is able to extend its reach to farmers and scientists working to address global challenges.” UGA was able to attract more BHEARD fellows this year in part because of their work with 2014 BHEARD fellow Afia Karikari, who is studying plant breeding with D.W. Brooks Distinguished Professor Peggy Ozias-Akins at UGA’s Tifton Campus. This year’s BHEARD fellows include:Yamin Kabir, an associate professor at Khulna University in Khulna, Bangladesh, has a master’s degree in horticulture from Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University in Bangladesh and a master’s degree in molecular biology from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium.Before coming to UGA, Kabir taught agrotechnology at Khulna University. He is pursuing his doctoral degree in horticulture and plans to study better cropping systems for tomatoes in Bangladesh. He is working with Professor Juan Carlos Diaz-Perez and Assistant Research Scientist Savithri Nambessan in the Department of Horticulture.Emmanuellah Lekete, a research assistant at the Forestry Research Institute of Ghana in Kumasi, Ghana, holds a bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics from the University for Development Studies in Tamale, Ghana, and a master’s degree in crop protection from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi, Ghana.At UGA, she is pursuing her doctoral degree in plant pathology and wants to reduce carcinogenic aflatoxin contamination in peanuts, which reduces the marketability of farmers’ peanut crops and threatens the safety of the food supply. She is working with Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Collaborative Research on Peanut Productivity and Mycotoxin Control (PMIL) lead scientist Renee Arias De Ares at the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Peanut Research Laboratory (USDA-ARS NPRL) in Dawson, Georgia.Marina Tandoh, an assistant lecturer in human nutrition and dietetics at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi, Ghana, holds a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and a master’s degree in dietetics from the University of Ghana in Accra, Ghana.She is pursuing her doctoral degree in foods and nutrition to micronutrient supplementation and Nutritional education of school age children who are infected with parasitic infections to improve their growth status and cognitive performance. She is working with Associate Professor Alex Anderson in the Department of Foods and Nutrition in the UGA College of Family and Consumer Sciences.Walter Moturi, a project administrator at Egerton University in Njoro, Kenya, holds a bachelor’s degree in agricultural education and extension from Egerton University and a master’s degree in agricultural and applied economics from the National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management in Kenya.Moturi is pursuing his doctoral degree in agricultural economics pursuing the goals of working with Kenyan farmers to strengthen the business models of their farms and helping subsistence farmers to become more food secure. He is working with Professor Wojciech J. Florkowski in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics at UGA’s Griffin Campus.last_img read more

first_img“The government will remain consistent with the PSBB policy, but the COVID-19 task force will have broader authority,” National Disaster Mitigation Agency head Doni Monardo told The Jakarta Post on Tuesday.He added that the expanded authority would include ease of access to human resources, equipment and logistics mobilization, immigration, customs and quarantine, permits, goods and services procurement, rescue, sector and agency command and money and goods management and accountability.Achmad Yurianto, the government’s spokesperson for COVID-19-related matters, told the Post on Tuesday that the declaration of a national emergency would not result in a shift of policy, adding that the government would strengthen its existing measures instead.As of Monday, the pneumonia-like illness had infected 4,557 people in Indonesia and killed 399, with 380 recovering from the disease. Jakarta has become the epicenter of the outbreak, recording 2,186 cases with 204 fatalities and 142 recoveries. President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has declared the COVID-19 outbreak in Indonesia a “non-natural national disaster” in a Presidential Decree.“[This decree] declares the non-natural disaster caused by the spread of COVID-19 a national disaster,” states the decree, which was issued on Monday.The decree also states that efforts to mitigate the outbreak are to be led by the COVID-19 Task Force with the cooperation of regional administrations, ministries and national agencies. “Governor, regents and mayors, as the leaders of the COVID-19 task force [in their respective regions], have to mind the central government’s policies when making any policy,” states the decree.Some regions with a high number of cases have declared large-scale social restrictions (PSBB). They are Jakarta; the municipalities of Bogor, Depok and Bekasi; Bogor and Bekasi regencies; the municipalities of Tangerang and South Tangerang; and Tangerang regency and Pekanbaru municipality.Nationally, the government has advised the public to stay at home and maintain distance in social interactions.Passengers wait for a commuter train to arrive at Depok station in West Java on Monday, April 13. Under the large-scale social restrictions (PSSB) policy, the commuter train has limited its operational hours. (JP/PJ Leo)center_img Topics :last_img read more

first_imgAdvertisement Loading… Ndidi and Perez did not feature in either of City’s first two behind-closed-doors friendlies against Championship sides Birmingham and Sheffield Wednesday but are now back in action. read also:Let’s approach new season with renewed desire, determination, Rodgers urges Ndidi, others Maddison and Fuchs’ returns represent good news on the injury front. Attacking midfielder Maddison underwent minor hip surgery in July, and was expected to be fit for the start of pre-season training. Last week, however, he was in the gym with Ricardo Pereira, rather than training with his team-mates. Now, he looks to be back in full training. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Four Leicester City stars have been pictured back in training as the club edges closer to a full complement of players. Wilfred Ndidi, Ayoze Perez, James Maddison, and Christian Fuchs were all on the pitch at Belvoir Drive on Thursday as the squad continued their preparations for this Saturday’s preseason game against Blackburn, and the Premier League opener at West Brom that follows eight days later. Promoted ContentPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World7 Mind-Boggling Facts About Black HolesProbably The World’s Most Beautiful Ceilings!The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do10 Extremely Dirty Seas In The WorldA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of Art10 Irresistibly Beautiful Asian Actresseslast_img read more