Justin CharlesMicrobrewery Dogfish Head has announced a collaboration with The Grateful Dead, the result of which will be a new ‘American Beauty’ beer. Dogfish describes the beer as a “strong pale ale with all-American hops and barley”, and they are asking fans to send in ideas for a special ingredient, as well as a Grateful Dead inspired story to go along with it. The fan who suggests the winning ingredient will be invited to a special testing in Delaware in Spring 2013.David Lemieux, legacy manager of The Grateful Dead, issued this statement as well, “Grateful Dead Productions is extremely pleased to be partnering with Dogfish Head Craft Brewery on the American Beauty pale ale. We’ve looked for a long while for the perfect brewery to team up with for a Grateful Dead-inspired brew, and feel we’ve finally found the right fit. Aside from Dogfish’s history with music-themed brews, we love their beer, and think it’s the best around. Plus, these are really good people and are the type of folks we want to work with”.You can expect to see American Beauty in stores and on taps around October 2013. More details are available at http://www.dogfish.com.
It’s the due date for Ethan Coen’s pregnancy comedy Women or Nothing. The first full-length play from the Oscar winner officially opens off-Broadway at the Atlantic Theater Company on September 16 and will continue through October 13. Directed by David Cromer, the world premiere production stars Susan Pourfar, Robert Beitzel, Deborah Rush and Halley Feiffer. Women or Nothing View Comments Women or Nothing features scenic design by Michele Spadaro, costume design by Sarah Laux, lighting design by Bradley King and original music and sound design by Daniel Kluger. Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Oct. 13, 2013 Women or Nothing is about two women (Pourfar and Feiffer) so desperate to have a child that one of them will even sleep with a man (Beitzel). Who the man is, what he thinks is going on, what the women think about what he thinks, and what the mother (Rush) of one of the women reveals about her own colorful past—it all defies belief. Why then does it all make sense?
Add national road race champion to the resume of Denise Jeffrey. One day after winning the Time-Trial championship, Jeffrey easily added the female National Road Race Trophy to her collection.Undaunted by the intermittent drizzles yesterday Jeffrey, bested Elizabeth Small and Shenika Texeira to earn the title after dominating the time-trial event on Saturday.In the 53-mile race from Homestretch Avenue to Timehri’s bottleneck and back, Jeffrey stopped the clock in two hours, 24 minutes and 16 seconds, miles ahead of Small (2:32.15) and Texeira (3:11:55).
By Paul LeckerSports ReporterMARSHFIELD — Kaitlyn Hess scored twice in a 14-minute span of the first half, and it proved to be enough for Wisconsin Rapids in a 2-1 victory over Marshfield in a Wisconsin Valley Conference girls soccer matchup Thursday at Griese Park.Hess scored at the 26:13 mark of the first half off an assist from Mia Iwanski and popped a shot over Marshfield goalie Andrea Carolfi with 4:09 to go in the half to put Rapids (3-3-1 overall, 2-1-1 Wisconsin Valley Conference) ahead 2-0.Marshfield’s Julia Urban provided the only goal for the Tigers, scoring on a penalty kick midway through the second half.Marshfield (2-4, 0-3 WVC) had just two other shots on goal, both of which were saved by Chani Pulchinski.“We played very lethargic and out of sync the first half but picked up the intensity in the second half,” Marshfield coach Steve Lindner said. “Our challenges on 50-50 balls was very slow, and we allowed Rapids to connect far too many passes throughout the game.”Marshfield hosts Ashland in a nonconference game at 5 p.m. Friday.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)Raiders 2, Tigers 1Wisconsin Rapids 2 0 – 2Marshfield 0 1 – 1First half: 1. WR, Kaitlyn Hess (Mia Iwanski), 26:13; 2. WR, Hess (Katie Kiiskila), 40:51.Second half: 3. M, Julia Urban (penalty kick).Saves: WR, Chani Pulchinski 2; M, Andrea Carolfi 6.Records: Wisconsin Rapids 3-3-1, 2-1-1 Wisconsin Valley Conference; Marshfield 2-4, 0-3 WVC.
Some of the most well-intentioned workplace conversations don’t always turn out as planned. Statements made in an effort to be supportive or complimentary can end up being insulting and hurtful. A microaggression is a statement or action regarded as an occurrence of indirect, subtle or unintentional discrimination against members of a marginalized group, including groups formed around gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, religion, age and ability.Microaggressions contribute to feelings of exclusion in and from the workplace and negatively impact an organization’s culture. Even members of marginalized groups have biases and prejudices and can make discriminatory comments toward others. Sometimes the statements or actions are so subtle they can take the recipient by surprise. Microaggressions can occur in the workplace, during meetings or casual conversations, and can be difficult to understand or detect. When someone sees or hears a microaggression, they may freeze due to a fear or uncertainty about how to respond. So what’s the solution for reducing instances of microaggressive language and behavior?Allies. Allies in the workplace work to reduce bias, heighten awareness and build cultures of inclusivity. Allies encourage cultures of inclusion through their constructive and mindful efforts. According to the SHRM news article “Workplace Allies Serve as Ambassadors for Change,” “People can serve as allies for co-workers through simple actions that will have lasting, beneficial effects on those co-workers’ careers and, in the process, will create an inclusive work environment.” And while it can be helpful in various situations for individuals to respond to a microaggression in the moment, allies go a step further to serve as ongoing ambassadors for change.In her blog post “Learning to be a Better Ally,” employment attorney Heather Bussing writes, “It starts with opening our own minds and hearts to the experience of others and using our privilege and position to listen, learn, and open doors. It also requires understanding that what worked for me could be impossible for someone else because of a million different things. Some I may understand; others I can’t even imagine. We know that different perspectives create better insight, strategy, and decisions because we are not blinded by our limited views and assumptions. It’s time to get curious and educate ourselves on the experiences of others and the barriers they face, work on ourselves to see our own privilege and biases, and learn to stand up for others in ways that are useful and effective.”How are you becoming an ally in your workplace and what are you doing to increase inclusivity across your organization?Please join @shrmnextchat at 3 p.m. ET on September 18 for #Nextchat with special guest Heather Bussing (@heatherbussing). We’ll chat about microaggression, allies and how to build cultures of inclusivity in your workplace. Q1. Describe a time you felt you didn’t belong. What would have made a difference?Q2. Describe a microaggression you have experienced.Q3. If you’ve ever been the target of a microaggression, how did you respond when you witnessed it happen to another and it was your turn to be an ally?Q4. If you’ve ever been called out for a microaggression due to your comments or actions, how did you respond? Q5. What are some actions individuals or allies can take in the moment when they see discrimination or harassment?Q6. What are some tools and resources that organizations can use to make work more inclusive?Q7. What are some things you are personally doing to become a better ally in your workplace?How to participate in an HR Twitter chat.
The BJP leader will take oath of office on Friday at Sports Authority of Goa ground in Campal in Panaji.BJP’s chief minister-designate in Goa, Manohar Parrikar on Friday will take oath of office.Parrikar on Thursday said that all the BJP ministers from his 2005 Cabinet would find place in the new dispensation, and the budget would be presented around March 24.”There are five ministers who were in my old cabinet. They will be sworn-in again,” Parrikar said.Party sources said that alongwith Parrikar, five ministers from BJP and two from ally Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) would take oath on Friday.Parrikar told that soon after the swearing-in, there will be a Cabinet meeting which will list out the priorities.”I will hand over the list of priorities to the Chief Secretary after the cabinet meeting,” he said.BJP-MGP alliance will start implementing the manifesto immediately but it would take little time to deliver, he said.”People also know that it takes time to deliver. First of all, whatever mess that has been created by Digambar Kamat-led government would be reviewed.”He also said that ‘putting in place the state aministration’ was top on his agenda.In the 2012 election, corruption, unemployment and price rise were the issues on which people voted, he said.
Held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, Billboard Music Awards saw the who’s who of music saunter on to the red carpet in style.From the ever enticing Jennifer Lopez to the relatively demure Taylor Swift, the night saw the hottest stars in music, turn the heat on the red carpet.From left: Jennifer Lopez, Taylor Swift, Rita OraThe stars showed ample skin on the red carpet by going for ensembles with deep, plunging necklines. Singer Jennifer Lopez, stuck to her favourite barely dressed, nude look on the red carpet by opting for a Charbel Zoe gown. Pop-star Taylor Swift on the other hand, went for a sparkly jumpsuit with peek-a-boo cut-outs from the 2015 Spring collection of Balmain. The textured bob and black clutch by Edie Parker just added the right touch to her look.Another look in white that grabbed eyeballs was the one seen on Rita Ora. Looking sultry in a creation by designer Fausto Puglisi, the Fifty Shades of Grey star rocked gold and white Giuseppe Zanotti heels.From left: Mariah Carey, Chrissy TeigenSinger Mariah Carey was seen sporting a Tom Ford ensemble paired with Saint Laurent platform heels and David Yurman earrings. Having seen her sport some great outfits in the past, the look didn’t seem to work very well for the singer. Co-Host of the evening Chrissy Teigen donned a look from the 2015 Spring collection Balmain. From the colours to the belt and the hair, everything worked beautifully for the model.advertisement