Watch Lin-Manuel Miranda & Christopher Jackson Spit Rhymes on the Spot to Promote Freestyle Love Supreme

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 12, 2020 Freestyle Love Supreme Part improv comedy show, part rhyme-dropping experience, Freestyle Love Supreme is a night at the theater unlike any other. Conceived by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Thomas Kail and Anthony Veneziale, the production is playing at Broadway’s Booth Theatre through January 5, 2020. Miranda and original FLS member Christopher Jackson stopped by The Today Show on October 1 to talk about the show. “We started doing this in the basement of the Drama Book Shop,” Miranda said of its humble beginnings. Now, the Broadway incarnation features six talented performers; though Miranda and Jackson are not a part of the nightly cast, that doesn’t mean they won’t drop in from time to time to perform. Miranda took the stage just last night. This morning, he and Jackson were up bright and early to tackle a rhyme stemmed from the word “conjugate.” Watch what went down below, and be sure to see Freestyle Love Supreme for yourself! Related Shows Star Files Christopher Jackson Lin-Manuel Miranda, Chris Sullivan & Christopher Jackson View Comments Lin-Manuel Mirandalast_img read more

Samuels wins E. Robert Williams Inn of Court’s professionalism award

first_imgSamuels wins E. Robert Williams Inn of Court’s professionalism award March 15, 2013 Regular News BENFORD SAMUELS of Boyd & Jenerette in Jacksonville was recently awarded the E. Robert Williams Inn of Court’s John J. Schickel Professionalism Award. The E. Robert Williams Inn of Court is comprised of lawyers, judges, mediators, and law students who are significantly involved in the workers’ compensation area of law in Jacksonville. The inn’s mission is to promote professionalism, provide tutelage and mentoring among its members, while playing an active part in North Florida’s legal community. Samuels, one of the founders and past presidents of the chapter, is active in promoting the organization’s mission for its members, his clients, peers, and in practice. Pictured from the left are Alan Gordon, the inn’s president; Florida Bar President Gwynne Young; Samuels; and Schickel. The inn is named after E. Robert Williams, Samuels’ partner prior to his passing.last_img read more

Agence Maritime reels it in

first_imgThe company unloaded the cargoes from flatrack containers and transported the units to a warehouse in Tunis.The reels will then be delivered to Hassi Messaoud in Algeria.Agence Maritime Mohab is a member of the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) in Tunisia.www.am-mohab.comwww.wwpc.eu.comlast_img

Dominica concerned about land degradation

first_img Sharing is caring! LocalNews Dominica concerned about land degradation by: Dominica Vibes News – January 25, 2017 Share Share 414 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share Tweet Photo credit: Evergreen AgricultureDominica has initiated the process towards to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification’s call for action on land degradation neutrality.Land degradation neutrality is a clear and straightforward target that responds to the immediate challenge, that is, how do we sustainably intensify the production of food, fuel, and fiber to meet future demand without the further degradation of our finite land resource base.According to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification, the impact of land degradation affects the sustainability of the entire world and so a global effort is needed.Land resources, soil, water and biodiversity, are the foundation upon which societies and economies grow and prosper.“You know land is something that we need to pay attention to; of all the environmental concerns that the United Nations has put out, for us in our condition, we think that we cannot neglect the land. The land, for us, is too important, for [us to] neglect,” director of the Environmental Coordinating Unit, Lloyd Pascal said.Pascal was addressing participants of an inception workshop on national target setting to achieve land degradation neutrality at the Fort Young Hotel on Monday 23 January 2017.“Even [if] you talk about climate change and global warming and all the rains and all the winds and so on, but when it comes down to it, all what we are trying to do is to make life on earth a better situation for everybody,” Pascal added.Land degradation is a process in which the value of the biophysical environment is affected by a combination of human-induced processes acting upon the land. It is viewed as any change or disturbance to the land perceived to be deleterious or undesirable.“Here we are early in the year but we think that it’s just right to do that kind of response to pay some attention to the land; that’s where we get our food, that’s where we get ourwater, that’s where we get life…and that is what gives us all of that strong inspiration to pay attention to what happens to our land,” Pascal stated.United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification says a global commitment to land degradation neutrality would explicitly recognize the unacceptable costs of inaction, which is, continued land degradation as a result of poor management in terms of food and human security, economic development and environmental sustainability. That commitment would trigger much-needed policy responses that address all three dimensions of sustainable development simultaneously.last_img read more

Ravens fans vs. Orioles fans – are we two birds of a different feather?

first_imgIt goes without saying that Baltimore isn’t quite yet embracing this 2012 version of Baltimore Orioles pennant fever. No matter how dramatic the victories or how unlikely this late August run for postseason glory seems, nothing about The Birds has moved the sports fans of Maryland.Even into the great beyond via the long reach of MASN – not to mention the reach into your pockets every month like a public utility – for whatever reason people aren’t coming back in droves to give King Peter Angelos their money to watch the likes of Adam Jones, Matt Wieters, Nick Markakis and even boy wonder Manny Machado, who has been worth the price of admission alone this week.Oh, I know I’m being “Negative Nestor” by even writing this blog when the Orioles are winning baseball games and on the verge of a sweep of the hated Boston Red Sox. But every time the TV cameras pan the more than half-empty stadium, I can’t help but thinking the same thing you’re thinking: “I wonder why people aren’t going to Camden Yards to support this winning team?”Yeah, we all thought Camden Yards would be packed once the Orioles started winning. And as the team closes a 10-game homestand tonight in full control of a wild card berth and still within striking distance of the New York Yankees, a true “pennant fever” atmosphere has yet to emerge in Baltimore.It seems that a few months of prosperity hasn’t wiped out 14 years of bad vibes, bad baseball, steroid needles, lies from the owner and the emergence of the Washington Nationals as the regional team with marketing legs and, dare we say, “Natitude.”And here’s where we’ll piss off both side of the Baltimore fence.I have one question for you: “Are you excited about the Baltimore Ravens’ upcoming season?”My gut is that you just yelled, “YES!”My gut also says that your neighbor is excited, your cousins, your co-workers, the folks in your social group – wherever your friends and loved ones reside — they’re ready to don purple and are counting down the minutes until the 7 p.m. kickoff on Monday, Sept. 10 vs. the Cincinnati Bengals.I’m not sure when it became sort of fashionable to only support one of the two teams in Baltimore and perhaps for the younger generation there has never been a good time to embrace the Orioles. I’ll be the first to admit that I’m ready for Ravens’ season and that my love for the purple guys has superseded my spirit and energy for the Orioles. But I do love them both. And I will support them both equally for what it means for Baltimore to have a winning sports team and a chance to hang red, white and blue bunting here in October.And, somehow during this emergence of the purple birds of Baltimore since 1996, this weird kind of divide has occurred here in the Charm City where some folks only have enough “love” – if not dollars and time and energy – for one of the two teams.Do you know people who love the Orioles and have no use for football or the Ravens? Almost to the point where they root against the purple birds in football season?I do.And, conversely, from what I can tell there are a myriad of people everywhere around town who are fervent Baltimore Ravens fans and have long-since given up following the Orioles on a nightly basis, even now that the team on the field is representative of the community’s desire for hard work, overachieving and beating the Yankees and Red Sox.I know many, many people who have purple “Man Caves” – an entire kingdom and closets dedicated to all things Baltimore Ravens. There are whole stores like The Raven Zone dedicated to selling merchandise year-round.I don’t know anyone who has a basement that is an homage to the Orioles these days, despite the fact that you get 162 chances to enjoy games vs. just 16 that count.I also admit that the amount of hours necessary to follow the Orioles is extraordinary. It’s a lifestyle commitment to watch four hours of baseball six nights a week for six months. It’s almost like a full-time job if you’re going to vest into MLB fandom.And certainly this isn’t a new phenomenon for sports teams anywhere in America. It seems that there’s plenty of love for all four sports teams in places like Boston, Philadelphia, etc. where the seasons and the reasons all seem to blur together into a full calendar of activity and passion.But it might be time to ask, “Where’s the emotional investment for Baltimore fans?”Is it possible that you only have room in your heart — or wallet — for one successful local team?last_img read more