He’s on Broadway, Bitch! Emmy Winner Bryan Cranston on Going From Drug Dealer to President

first_img Related Shows “There’s more immediate reward on this stage than there was on the Breaking Bad set,” Cranston said. “You’re in the moment. You can say something and then hear an audience gasp or just hear them feel a sentence. Or laugh. It’s very powerful. With television and film, it’s different. It’s fun too but you have to wait a long time for that indulgence.” All the Way All The Way begins performances on February 10 at the Neil Simon Theatre. Say my name! Bryan Cranston is trading Heisenberg’s pork pie hat for LBJ’s spectacles in Robert Schenkkan’s All The Way. The Breaking Bad star is making his Broadway debut in the biographical play about Lyndon B. Johnson’s first year of presidency and his involvement with the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Rolling Stone caught up with the actor about his new gig. And now for the most important question: Will Cranston’s Breaking Bad co-star and “pal for life” Aaron Paul see the show? “He better!” Cranston said. View Comments Star Files Show Closed This production ended its run on June 29, 2014 “I was searching for something that would resonate with people,” Cranston said about choosing his next acting job. “It had to be entertaining, of course, but it also had to have some meaning beyond the words. I found a lot of layers in this show.” The screen star prepared to take on the iconic figure by reading up and visiting the LBJ Presidential Library in Texas. “A lot of things surprised me about his nature. He was a man who was accomplished and determined and politically savvy. At the same time there was a humorous side to him, and a fragility to his character that is also very interesting.” Bryan Cranstonlast_img read more

Thrifty shopping

first_imgClipping coupons and thrifty shopping are back in style. Reality shows and specialty blogs feature super coupon users who pay pennies on the dollar at the grocery store. Spending an hour or two preparing to shop before you head to the store can help you save money. Out of all of the categories in your personal spending plan, you have the most control over your food budget. The amount you spend at the grocery store depends entirely upon the choices you make. Here are some tips from University of Georgia Cooperative Extension for saving money when making food purchases.Make menus, then a shopping listPlan ahead. Think about the meals you need to prepare between now and the next time you will shop. The more detailed your menu is, the more help it will be when you get to the store. Better yet, use your menu to create your shopping list. Never go into the grocery store without a list. Shopping without a list makes you much more likely to buy impulse items and other things you may not need. Without a list, you are also more likely to forget something, which means making another trip to the grocery and more impulse buys. Get to know the store you use the most, and list the items you need in order of where they are in the store. Buy produce in seasonBuy fresh fruit and vegetables when they are in season. For example, instead of buying blueberries in winter months and paying for the shipping and import fees, buy them in the summer when they are more likely to be grown nearby. You get a fresher product and hang on to more of your money. The food section in your local newspaper usually features articles and recipes on seasonal items. Food companies release coupons to increase sales, especially for new products. Use coupons to save money on items you usually buy anyway. Avoid buying items you would not normally purchase just because you have a coupon. Even with a coupon, brand name products are often more expensive than other options. Consider buying the store brand instead of the national brand. If you compare ingredients, you will often find no difference between store and national brands. As far as taste goes, store brands are often as good and in some instances, even better than national brands.Use the unit price to compare costs. The unit price is how much the item costs per ounce, pound or other unit. Contrary to what many people think, the largest size is not always the cheapest. You can find the unit price on the shelf sticker. Paying attention to how you shop at the grocery store can help you get more for your food dollar. Saving a few dollars each trip to the store may seem to be more trouble than it is worth. Those few dollars each week can add up to a lot of money in a year or two.last_img read more

Pond Water

first_imgMany Georgia farmers use their fish ponds as water sources for livestock. A pond located in a pasture is a convenient and dependable source of water for stock, but letting cattle have free access to a pond is not the best decision for the animals, the pond or the fish that live there. From the standpoint of animal health, diseases are spread throughout the herd when animals come into contact with urine and/or feces discharged from infected animals. Since farm animals defecate in or around ponds, infection can spread rapidly through the contaminated drinking water.Allowing livestock free access to a pond also interferes with its fish production. Livestock erode the dam and shoreline area by wading into the pond, literally muddying the pond water. Muddy pond water can interfere with fish reproduction and slow fish growth, and ponds where livestock wade tend to remain muddy throughout the year. Muddy ponds enriched with manure are more likely to have a fish kill from summertime oxygen depletion. To prevent these problems, farmers should install a fence to keep livestock away from ponds. Water should be supplied to livestock through a tank equipped with a float control and located below the dam. Using this method, the water is cleaner, the livestock do not damage the dam and the pond can be more easily managed. Some Georgia farmers are eligible for cost share dollars to help pay for a system like this. Contact the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service’s state conservation office at (706) 546-2272 for more information on cost share assistance. For more on how to provide cattle with a quality water supply, see University of Georgia Cooperative Extension publication SB 56 at extension.uga.edu/publications/.last_img read more

State of Vermont to unveil six new veteran license plates

first_imgThe State of Vermont will unveil six new veteran license plates during a ceremony at 12:30 p.m. January 28th in the Cedar Creek Room at the State House. During the ceremony, Department of Motor Vehicle Commissioner Robert Ide will unveil plates honoring veterans who served in World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Gulf War, the Iraq War, and the Afghanistan War.  The first recipient of a new plate will be Vermont National Guard Adjutant General, Major General Michael Dubie, who will receive a plate honoring his service in Iraq. The new plates will be available to eligible veterans beginning February 3rd. “There is no additional fee for the new recognition license plates, and veterans can apply to receive them at any time,” Ide said. “To be eligible, veterans must have served in the combat theater that is recognized by the plate for which they apply.” These new plates will not supplant other veteran plates already offered by the state. DMV will continue to provide all existing veteran related license plates, which include the plate displaying a U.S. flag and plates honoring Purple Heart recipients, Pearl Harbor Survivors, and former Prisoners of War.The new plates are possible because of a 2008 change in state law that gives the Department of Motor Vehicles working in conjunction with the Office of Veterans Affairs greater flexibility in creating new license plates to recognize military service.  The two organizations hope to have another round of new veteran-recognition plates available by the end of the year that will recognize the five military branches, retired military members, disabled veterans, and combat decorated veterans.Questions regarding eligibility for the new plates should be directed to the Office of Veterans Affairs at (802) 828-3379.  Questions regarding vehicle registrations should be directed to the Department of Motor Vehicles at (802) 828-2000.Source: VTrans. 1.27.2010last_img read more

82.7 kg of Cocaine Allegedly Headed for Spain Seized in Ecuador

first_imgBy Dialogo June 15, 2011 The Ecuadorean police seized 82.7 kg of cocaine allegedly headed for Spain, in an operation in the port of Manta (in southwestern Ecuador), police sources indicated. The contraband, valued at five million dollars, was found in the trailer of a truck parked outside a fishing business in Manta (around 420 km southwest of Quito), agents from the anti-narcotics division who participated in the operation told the press. A total of seventy packets of cocaine hydrochloride were found in the vehicle, originating in the port of Guayaquil, according to the police, who detained the truck’s driver after being alerted by an anonymous telephone call. The investigators presume that the shipment was going to be hidden between slabs of fish to be taken back to Guayaquil, from where it would be sent to Spain, the police sources specified. In April, the police made two other seizures of cocaine headed for Spain in Guayaquil. In the first case, 795 kg hidden in an export shipment of tuna were seized, and subsequently, 1.3 tons were found disguised as fruit. The majority of the latter contraband, 1,021 kg, was going to be dispatched to Belgium, and the remainder to the Iberian Peninsula, according to the authorities.last_img read more

Salmonella cases spur FDA warnings on juice, ice cream

first_img Jul 8 FDA news releasehttp://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/2005/ucm108457.htm The FDA warned consumers on Jul 8 not to drink unpasteurized orange juice marketed under various names by Orchid Island Juice Co. of Fort Pierce, Fla. Fifteen cases of infection with Salmonella enterica serotype Typhimurium were directly linked with consumption of Orchid Island juice in Michigan, Ohio, and Massachusetts from mid-May to mid-June, the agency said. Salmonella organisms are the leading cause of foodborne illness in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC’s FoodNet program reported 14.7 cases of Salmonella infection per 100,000 people in 2004. Of the five most common strains of Salmonella, S Typhimurium was the only one with a significant drop in the number of cases in 2004, the CDC reported in April. See also: At least 16 other states reported S Typhimurium cases that matched the outbreak strain, the FDA said. Investigators were working to determine if these cases were related to Orchid Island products or not. Jul 1 FDA news releasehttp://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/2005/ucm108454.htm The unpasteurized juice comes in various containers sold to retail stores and restaurants under labels that include Nino Salvaggio’s, Westborn Market, and Natalie’s Orchid Island Juice, the FDA said. The company bottles products under other names that had not yet been provided to the FDA. “These products do not bear a warning label that the juice is unpasteurized,” the FDA statement said. “Such warning labels do appear on many unpasteurized juice products, so consumers should not assume these products are safe to consume simply because they do not bear the ‘unpasteurized’ warning label.” On Jul 1 the FDA warned the public that products containing “cake batter” ice cream sold at Cold Stone Creamery stores nationwide might be associated with an outbreak of S Typhimurium cases in four states. Fourteen people in Minnesota, Washington, Oregon, and Ohio had fallen ill in the outbreak, and many of them had eaten “cake batter” ice cream at a Cold Stone Creamery shortly before they got sick. However, Dr. Robert Brackett of the FDA added that “the vast majority of orange juice sold in stores is pasteurized and safe to drink.” Jul 12, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued two nationwide alerts this month over orange juice and ice cream that may be contaminated with Salmonella. After being informed of the potential contamination, Cold Stone Creamery agreed to remove all “cake batter” ice cream products from its stores, the FDA said. The agency said consumers who might have purchased these products should not eat them. Apr 15, 2005, CIDRAP News story “CDC cites declines in major foodborne infections”last_img read more

The riled west

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Kevin Rudd calls for inquiry into Murdoch media dominance

first_imgFormer Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has called for a major government inquiry into the tight ownership of Australian media by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp, securing more than 46,000 signatures on a petition after just two days.Rudd, who was prime minister from 2007 to 2010 and briefly in 2013, filed a petition calling on parliament to set up a royal commission to investigate what he called the “abuse of media monopoly in Australia in particular by the Murdoch media”.”The truth is Murdoch has become a cancer, an arrogant cancer on our democracy,” Rudd said in a video posted on Twitter on Saturday, urging people to sign the petition, which also called for recommendations to boost media diversity. The petition, due to be submitted to the House of Representatives on Nov. 5, had 46,246 signatures as of Sunday afternoon, up from a few thousand on Saturday.Australia’s parliament is not required to respond to petitions, unlike in Britain, where petitions that obtain more than 100,000 signatures are considered for debate in parliament. Petitions to the House of Representatives have rarely been acted upon, according to the parliament website.Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s office and News Corp did not respond to Reuters requests for comment.Rudd, who became leader of the Australian Labor Party in 2006 and left parliament in 2013 after the party lost an election, has previously blamed Murdoch for running a campaign to kill Labor’s plan for the national broadband network in 2013. Rudd said Murdoch’s newspapers had consistently campaigned in the past 18 federal and state elections for the conservative Liberal National Party, currently led by Morrison, and against Labor.The newspapers owned by Murdoch’s News Corp include The Australian, the Daily Telegraph, the Herald Sun, and the Courier Mail. Overseas, it owns publications such as The Wall Street Journal and the New York Post in the United States, and The Sun and The Times in Britain. Murdoch also controls Fox Corp .”There is no such thing as a level playing field anymore,” Rudd said.News Corp this year booked a $931 million writedown on its stake in Australian broadcast business Foxtel, which has been losing subscribers to streaming giants like Netflix, at the same time as its Australian newspapers have been ceding advertisers to Facebook and Google.Topics :last_img read more

Unique Group Adds New Equipment to Its Rental Pool

first_imgUnique Group has taken delivery from Teledyne Marine of two 110VAC HydroPACT 660 pipe tracking systems for its pool of rental equipment.The HydroPACT 660 is a small form factor pipe and cable tracking system.The HydroPACT 660 brings pipe tracking capabilities to smaller classes of ROV, for applications that were only previously available on larger vehicles such as work class ROVs and trenchers.“The HydroPACT 660 is an exciting addition to our inventory, and we are delighted to help our clients access this latest technology,” said Andy Doggett, Survey Division director, “The product complements our existing fleet and means that we can offer the most wide-ranging suite of solutions for our clients’ cable and pipeline detection requirements.”“We are delighted to be able to supply our new HydroPACT 660 pipe tracker to Unique System (UK). The Unique System (UK) rental pool is stacked with HydroPACT 440s, and we are pleased to enable Unique to now service their customers with our newest product,” Ed Cheesman, senior manager, Sales & BD, Instruments & Imaging, Teledyne Marine added.last_img read more

ICC World Cup World Cup trophy could have been shared: Dav Whatmore

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Chennai: Former Sri Lanka coach Dav Whatmore Tuesday weighed in on the boundary count rule which handed England the World Cup, and said that the trophy could have been shared with New Zealand as it would have been a fair reflection of the two teams’ “tenacity”. “There was no winner, so the trophy could have been shared. It would have been a fair reflection of both teams’ tenacity to win the Cup,” Whatmore told reporters here after the launch of Sports Exotica’s Sports Leisure League holiday programme.”It is a learning curve. These sort of things could have been handled better, may be have a re-match, I don’t know. Before the sides came to the tournament, they knew about it and that is the bottom line,” he added.Whatmore said those who made the rule might not have anticipated such a situation as happened on Sunday at the Lord’s.”I wonder how many people knew about it at that time. Umpires are humans as well. One would argue the same point for other instances which happened in the past. It is unfortunate, it has happened. After two ties, there was not really a winner. But under the rules which the teams have signed on, it has got to go to England.”He said it was easy to talk about the issue in hindsight, adding he had not heard about the boundary count rule.”It is easy to sit here and come up with bits and pieces of rules that appear to be more fair. I have not heard of that (boundary count) rule before, run rate I have. These things happen one in a million times, probably more than that,” the Australian, who guided Sri Lanka to the 50-overs World Cup title in 1996, said.Whatmore lauded India’s performance in the World Cup but said “those first 10 overs against New Zealand proved costly”.”I thought it was very good, it lived up to expectations. Unfortunate that they had a couple of injuries. The no. 4 position kept sticking up, asking for a better solution. India over the course of the tournament did a very good job, unfortunately the first 10 overs of the semifinal against New Zealand proved very costly,” he said.He, however, did not want to be drawn into the topic of who should have batted at no. 4 for India in the semifinal and said the team’s think-tank would have given thought before taking a call.The Sri Lanka-born Australian, however, said he was in not favour of an IPL-style knock-outs (which include qualifier and eliminator) for the World Cup.”It is possible. The argument is that you get a reward for finishing on top of the table and that you deserve a second chance. I think that’s the beauty of the tournament (IPL). It would be nice to keep it that way. It is unfortunate that it happened, but other unfortunate things also happened,” he added.Whatmore said that Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s contribution to Indian cricket must be kept in mind and even if he has to retire he must be allowed to go on his terms.”Calls for Dhoni’s retirement, I think it is a bit unfair. It is time for him to retire… but because he has done so much for India, he deserves the time to take the call,” he said.Whatmore painted a bright future for India and said the country boasted of several quality batsmen and a strong bowling unit. He said talented players like Shubman Gill can have a long career ahead of them.”It is all positive. India has a number of quality batsmen, a strong bowling line-up. I think it is a matter of time before Shubman Gill comes in, what a player. He has got the technique to be a no. 4, he can be groomed for that, I am sure he will have a long career,” he signed off. last_img read more