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Priming the calf immune system for the challenges ahead

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Now that calving is completed, the days are longer, and the grass is growing (hopefully), it is time to start preparing for the weaning and eventual sale or feedlot finishing of your calf crop and development of your replacement females. Once the cow calf pairs have been kicked out to pasture in the spring, there is a tendency to put off or ignore the steps needed not only to set the feedlot calf up for success, but also to lay the groundwork for proper health for your new heifers.Management techniques such as castration and dehorning should take place as soon as possible. Waiting too long to remove the testicles, either by banding or cutting, increases the risk of bleeding and infection, and knocks the calf off feed for an extended period of time. The smaller the calf, the less attached they are to their testicles. Removal of horns, if present, can be done at birth or shortly thereafter using caustic dehorning paste on the horn buds. If scooping of the horns is the method you employ, make sure to do this before the horns reach two inches in length to avoid having an open sinus cavity in the head, which is prone to infection and fly-strike. In both of these techniques, pain control for these procedures is highly recommended and easy to perform. This is critical both from a welfare perspective, and the added bonus of keeping the calf on feed during the healing process.Vaccinations are also a critical aspect of calf prep that are often misunderstood or under-utilized. As you may know, when a calf hits the ground they have no immune globulin proteins circulating in their blood stream to help fight infections. All of their initial immune globulins come from the colostrum at the first feeding, which needs to take place ideally within the first six hours after birth. The ability of the calf to absorb immune globulins past 24 hours of age is almost zero. These proteins are made by the dam, and concentrated in colostrum prior to birth, this is why vaccination of pregnant cows is essential in providing immunity for the calf. Once the calf is up and nursing, those immune globulins provide immediate resistance to disease.As the calf ages, the colostral immune globulin levels start to drop off over time, and are mostly gone by around three to four months of age. This is an important concept to understand for two reasons: First, giving the calf an injectable vaccine before this time frame means that any antigens for diseases you are vaccinating for (IBR, BRSV, PI3, etc.) will be neutralized by the immune globulins delivered in the colostrum. Essentially, if you have vaccinated the pregnant cow for those same diseases, and the calf nursed properly, there is no need to deliver those same vaccines to the calf prior to four months of age.The second reason not to give an injectable vaccine before this time frame is that the calf’s immune system is not ready to see and react to the vaccine. It takes time for the white blood cells responsible for the development of a systemic immune response to learn their jobs and be able to react to invading bugs. One important exception to the use of vaccines in young calves is the use of intra-nasal vaccines. These vaccines provide a localized immunity in the nose very quickly, and are not interfered with by colostral immunity. This is why these vaccines can be given immediately after birth, and at any time in the production cycle safely and effectively.Timing of vaccines is also imperative. For example, when the first round of a vaccine is given to a five-month-old steer calf, it takes time for the responsible white blood cells to find that vaccine and take it to the lymph nodes where antibodies can be produced. This process on average takes about 21 days. This is why most vaccines are labeled with directions indicating at least a one month wait before administering a booster shot. If we give the booster shot before the immune system has had time to create antibodies and a memory of the bug, we will not have that second strong immune response from the booster that provides superior protection.Completion of these management techniques and vaccine protocols prior to the stress of weaning, comingling and transport will help you assemble a calf crop more resilient to disease challenges. Combined with a low stress weaning technique carried out six weeks prior to leaving the farm, this type of strategic planning for superior health provides a calf for which buyers will want to pay a premium. Consult with your herd veterinarian to design a vaccination and calf management plan that fits your type of operation.last_img read more

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RIM Teams Up With Microsoft for Cloud Service, Says No to Other Devices on BlackBerry Enterprise Server

first_imgRIM announced yesterday BlackBerry Office 365, a hosted version of its BlackBerry Enterprise Server. According to The Register, the service will be hosted by RIM in its own data centers, but will be part of the forthcoming Microsoft Office 365 offering. Mary Jo Foley confirmed with Microsoft that BlackBerry Office 365, which will be available in late 2011, is replacing Microsoft’s existing BES hosting service. Microsoft stated in a blog post that the hosted BES service will be free for new Exchange Online customers, but didn’t specify what would happen to existing customers.Jim Tobin, RIM’s senior vice-president for software and business services, told Reuters that RIM does not plan to open BES platform to non-BlackBerry devices such as iPhones. “That doesn’t close the door to later bridging out into other things, but it’s not the right focus for us right now,” Tobin said.Although Microsoft and RIM are in competition, the two companies have an important partnership. Microsoft’s hosted services are in competition with Google Apps, and Redmond needs to offer value-added services. RIM, meanwhile, is challenged by consumer devices such as iPhones and Android phones arriving in the enterprise. Android and iOS devices can already sync with Exchange via ActiveSync.RIM has also begun to roll out many of its enterprise features to consumers, demonstrating that the consumerization of IT flows both ways. Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting klint finley Tags:#cloud#Cloud Providers center_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more

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Pumaren thinks also-ran UE ‘could’ve done more’

first_imgUE beat UST, 96-91, to register its first victory in the tournament and won two more games in a span of three playing days to get to 3-7 and make itself a Final Four threat.The Red Warriors’ chances, though, went down the drain when the Tamaraws gave them third straight loss.“Despite the odds we’ve faced, we don’t have an import, my players gave it their all,” said Pumaren in Filipino. And as Pumaren and the Red Warriors prepare to bid adieu to their season, he can’t help but have a soft spot for his burly forward Pasaol.UE’s talisman produced the highest-scoring individual performance in recent memory when he dropped 49 points in their 106-100 loss to defending champion De La Salle. ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. View comments QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding The longer Brownlee stays in PH, the more he feels at home MOST READ But despite making noise, Pumaren said the Red Warriors could’ve done more after getting booted out of Final Four contention on Sunday.“I think we could’ve done more, we could’ve done better with the way we played,” said Pumaren Sunday after losing to Far Eastern University, 79-63.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“But I’m actually proud with how the boys played.”The Red Warriors walked out of Smart Araneta Coliseum with a 3-10 record, but they had their moments. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Nextcenter_img LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. UE head coach Derrick Pumaren. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUniversity of the East has been one of the most surprising teams in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament.From “Manong” Derrick Pumaren’s flashy outfits, to Alvin Pasaol’s scoring exploits and the Red Warriors’ late resurgence, UE has produced a lot of fireworks this year.ADVERTISEMENT Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 UAAP Season 80 Preview: UE Red Warriors PLAY LIST 02:56UAAP Season 80 Preview: UE Red Warriors03:43UAAP Season 80 Preview: FEU Tamaraws00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA “Of course there’s Alvin’s 49 points, I’m proud with the way he played because his true potential came out this season and I personally recruited him,” said Pumaren.  Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillionlast_img read more

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Engel, Davidson homer as White Sox end 9-game losing streak

first_imgMartinez, hitless in his first five at-bats as a Diamondback after coming over in a trade with the Detroit Tigers last week, hammered a 1-2 pitch from reliever Matt Wisler high off the center field batters eye with nobody out in the bottom of the sixth. It was his 17th home run of the season.Greinke (12-4) pitched eight innings and allowed two runs on five hits with six strikeouts. He’s 10-0 in 12 starts at Chase Field this season. Greinke added a run-scoring double in the second inning and a pair of sacrifices.A.J. Pollock hit a two-run homer, doubled twice and drove in four runs, and Jeff Mathis reached base four times with three singles and a walk, scoring twice for the Diamondbacks.R.A. Dickey (6-7) took the loss with his knuckleball often more wild than baffling. Dickey threw four wild pitches that helped the Diamondbacks get into scoring position over his 3 2-3 innings of work, and walked five while striking out four.PIRATES 10, GIANTS 3SAN FRANCISCO  — Andrew McCutchen hit a three-run homer and had four RBIs, Gerrit Cole won for the fifth time in six starts, and the Pirates beat the Giants.Jordy Mercer added a three-run homer of his own in the eighth to further back Cole (8-7), 5-1 in his last eight starts. That lone defeat came June 30 as San Francisco swept the Pirates at Pittsburgh from June 30-July 2 — the Giants’ first in the series since 2009.This time, Pittsburgh immediately jumped on San Francisco starter Matt Cain (3-9), who matched the longest losing streak of his career at eight games — also done from July 28, 2015-May 10, 2016.Giants manager Bruce Bochy was ejected by plate umpire Chris Conroy for arguing balls and strikes in support of Cain moments after McCutchen connected, the skipper’s second time being tossed this year.ASTROS 13, PHILLIES 4 Oakland right-hander Chris Smith (0-1) allowed three runs and six hits in six innings.ORIOLES 5, RAYS 0ST. PETERBURG, Florida  — Kevin Gausman pitched six strong innings, Adam Jones homered and the Orioles sent the Rays to their season-worst fifth straight loss.The Rays began the day tied for the second AL wild-card spot. Baltimore won for the sixth time in eight games.Gausman (7-7) gave up five hits and struck out eight. Darren O’Day, Brad Brach and Richard Bleier completed a six-hitterBlake Snell (0-6) went a career-high seven-plus innings. The lefty, who entered with 19 of 30 career starts lasting five or fewer innings, allowed three runs and six hits.Jones has an RBI in six straight games. Manny Machado drove in two runs during a three-run eighth.Rays catcher Wilson Ramos left in the fifth after he was struck on the head by a piece of Ruben Tejada’s broken bat. The team said Ramos got six staples and will be evaluated.INDIANS 6, REDS 2CLEVELAND  — Josh Tomlin pitched six efficient innings, Carlos Santana homered twice and the Cleveland Indians won their fourth straight, over the tumbling Reds in the makeup of a May 25 rainout. Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo LATEST STORIES PHILADELPHIA — Jose Altuve had two doubles and two singles, stretched his sizzling hitting streak to 16 games and helped the Astros beat the Phillies.A day after tying his career high for hits in a game at Baltimore, Altuve got four more and drove in three runs while raising his major league-leading average to .365.Altuve is batting .528 (38 for 72) during his streak. He has gotten at least three hits in eight of those 16 games.Alex Bregman homered and doubled twice, and Brian McCann also homered for Houston. The AL West leaders got 18 hits, eight for extra bases.The game ended after midnight, running late because of a rain delay in the fourth inning that lasted nearly two hours.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DODGERS 6, TWINS 4LOS ANGELES  — Cody Bellinger continued his super rookie season, drilling a three-run homer in the eighth inning to rally the Dodgers to a victory over the Twins.It was Bellinger’s 28th home run of the season, second in the National League behind Miami’s Giancarlo Stanton’s 32.Edward Paredes, making his major league debut after 12 seasons in the minors, threw a scoreless eighth to earn the win. Kenley Jansen pitched the ninth to earn his 25th save.Eddie Rosario drove in three runs for the Twins on a solo homer and two doubles.Taylor Rogers (5-2) gave up two hits prior to Bellinger’s home run to take the loss.The Dodgers were playing their first game since losing ace Clayton Kershaw for an undetermined time with a back injury.METS 5, PADRES 3SAN DIEGO— Jacob deGrom won his eighth straight start and the Mets held on when pinch-hitter Jabari Blash’s bid for a game-winning home run was barely foul, beating the Padres.DeGrom (12-3) gave up two runs in eight innings, striking out eight. The last Mets pitcher to win eight straight starts was Bobby Jones in 1997. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant MOST READ Stanton has 32 homers, including six in his last seven games, and matched Yankees rookie Aaron Judge for most in the majors. Stanton hit a two-run drive in the first inning and a solo shot in the eighth.Texas star Adrian Beltre went 4 for 4, giving him 2,993 career hits. He moved closer to becoming the 31st player to reach 3,000.Conley (3-3) pitched seven impressive innings during his second start since getting recalled from Triple-A New Orleans on July 18. He allowed seven hits and struck out five as he pitched past the sixth inning for the first time this season.Martin Perez (5-8) went seven innings.CARDINALS 8, ROCKIES 2ST. LOUIS — Randal Grichuk hit a two-run homer, Mike Leake pitched seven scoreless innings and the Cardinals beat the Rockies.Leake’s six-strikeout performance was his best since giving up one run over eight innings against Washington on June 30. It was the first win for Leake (7-8) against the Rockies since Aug. 10, 2011.Kevin Siegrist pitched the Cardinals out of a two-on, one-out jam in the eighth by getting Gerardo Parra to strike out and Mark Reynolds to fly out. Tyler Lyons struck out the side in the ninth.The Cardinals improved to 20-5 against the Rockies at home since the 2010 season. Colorado fell to 3-14 in its last 17 road games.Grichuk’s two-run homer off Rockies starter Antonio Senzatela (10-4) gave the Cardinals a 4-0 lead in the fourth, extending his home run streak to a career-high four games. WATCH: Tokyo unveils 2020 Olympics official theme song, dance TORONTO — Francisco Liriano won for the first time in three starts, Russell Martin homered and the Blue Jays beat the Athletics to end a three-game losing streak.Martin had two hits and Ezequiel Carrera reached base three times as the last-place Blue Jays won the opener of a seven-game homestand.Oakland had just two hits against Liriano and three Toronto relievers, losing for the third time in four games.After pitching a combined 3 2/3 innings in his previous two starts, Liriano (6-5) started on three days rest, moving up to take the turn of injured righty Aaron Sanchez (blister). Liriano allowed two runs and two hits in five innings.Joe Biagini pitched two innings, Ryan Tepera worked a perfect eighth and Roberto Osuna struck out the side in the ninth for his 25th save in 29 chances.ADVERTISEMENT Tomlin (7-9) gave up two homers but stayed in the strike zone and won his third straight start. Cleveland’s bullpen did its part as well, with Andrew Miller working two innings and Cody Allen finishing up.Santana homered in the seventh and eighth as the Indians moved over .500 (25-24) at Progressive Field for the first time since winning their home opener on April 11.Cleveland’s Roberto Perez snapped a 1-1 tie in the fifth with an RBI double off Reds starter Tim Adleman (5-8), who lost his fourth straight start.ROYALS 5, TIGERS 3DETROIT  — Salvador Perez and Mike Moustakas hit consecutive homers in the 12th inning, and the Royals won their sixth straight game, over the Tigers.Hours after the Royals helped their pitching staff by acquiring Trevor Cahill and two relievers in a trade with San Diego, Kansas City outlasted the Tigers to stay 1 ½ games behind first-place Cleveland in the AL Central. Jorge Bonifacio also homered for the Royals, who won despite squandering a 3-0 lead in the sixth.Jakob Junis (3-2), one of seven relievers used by Kansas City, pitched a hitless 11th for the win. Kelvin Herrera finished for his 20th save in 23 chances.Drew VerHagen (0-1) took the loss, allowing the homers to Perez and Moustakas in his third inning of work.MARLINS 4, RANGERS 0ARLINGTON, Texas — Giancarlo Stanton hit more two home runs and moved into a tie for the major league lead, sending Adam Conley and the Marlins over the Rangers.center_img National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Hunter Renfroe homered twice for San Diego, including a leadoff shot in the ninth inning. The Padres then put two runners on base with one out, and Blash sent a long drive that whispered past the foul pole and landed in the right-field seats — it was called foul, a ruling upheld on video replay.Addison Reed, who played at San Diego State, then struck out Blash and closed for his 17th save.Wilmer Flores homered off Clayton Richard (5-10). Asdrubal Cabrera had three hits, Jay Bruce had two hits and two RBIs, and Jose Reyes stole his 500th career base.MARINERS 4, RED SOX 0SEATTLE — James Paxton allowed four singles over seven innings to win his fifth consecutive start in July and Kyle Seager homered to pace the Mariners to a victory over the Red Sox.Paxton (10-3) retired the first 13 hitters before Jackie Bradley Jr.’s single to center with one out in the fifth. The left-hander, who worked out of trouble in the sixth and seventh innings, struck out 10 and walked none. Paxton has allowed six earned runs in 33 1/3 innings and not given up a home run in five starts this month.Nick Vincent and David Phelps each pitched a perfect inning to finish.Eduardo Rodriguez (4-3) allowed four runs on six hits in 5 1/3 innings. He struck out six and walked two in his second start since coming off the disabled list.DIAMONDBACKS 10, BRAVES 2PHOENIX  — J.D. Martinez hit a three-run home run to help Zack Greinke and the Diamondbacks cruise to a win over the Braves. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Engel lined his third homer of the season off reliever Justin Grimm (1-1) into the wind and several rows into the left-center bleachers to snap a 1-1 tie in the sixth. Davidson led off the eighth with his 19th homer, which sailed over the left-field stands and onto Waveland Avenue.Miguel Gonzalez (5-9) allowed one run and seven hits in 7 1/3 innings to end a four-game losing streak and win for just the second time in 11 decisions.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsJose Abreu had two hits and doubled in a run for the AL-worst White Sox, who ended their longest slide in four years.BLUE JAYS 4, ATHLETICS 2 Chicago White Sox’s Adam Engel (41) celebrates his home run off Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Justin Grimm with Kevan Smith during the sixth inning of a baseball game Monday, July 24, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)CHICAGO — Adam Engel and Matt Davidson homered as the White Sox ended a nine-game losing streak with a 3-1 victory over the crosstown rival Cubs at Wrigley Field on Monday.The Cubs lost for just the second time in 10 games following the All-Star break to fall a half-game behind idle first-place Milwaukee in the NL Central.ADVERTISEMENT El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ View commentslast_img read more

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Football: Anthony Martial backed to succeed by Ander Herrera

first_imgAdvertisementManchester United team-mate Ander Herrera believes that Anthony Martial can be “one of the best players in the world”.Martial had a below average second season under Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford – scoring 9 goals in 18 matches – leading to him being left out of France’s World Cup-winning squad and linked with a move away.Despite Martial’s agent telling French media earlier this month that he wants to leave United, it seems that the club is not willing to sell him and has stressed that he is a part of their plans for the new season.Herrera has been impressed by Martial’s start to pre-season and has backed him to rediscover his form this season.“He’s very talented,” the Spanish midfielder stated. “He can be one of the best players in the world and I think he is very focused this season to smash it.Ander Herrera thinks that Martial is very focused this season.“When you have players like Anthony, like Marcus Rashford, Jesse Lingard, Juan Mata, Alexis Sanchez, those kind of players that can change the game.”“If one of them cannot play, we have three or four more so we have lots of options. I think we shouldn’t think that any other club in the Premier League has better players because at least we have as good as the opponents.“Now it’s all about work, confidence, about keep playing like he did today. I am confident with them because they are all amazing players and Anthony looks very sharp.”Read also: Football : Klopp defends Liverpool’s spending spree.Football : Anthony Martial wants to leave Manchester United, says agent. Advertisementlast_img read more

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10 months agoDeeney praises Watford teammates for Woking FA Cup win

first_imgDeeney praises Watford teammates for Woking FA Cup winby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTroy Deeney praised his Watford teammates for their FA Cup win at Woking.Deeney came off the substitutes’ bench to score in the 2-0 victory.Speaking to BT Sport after the match, Deeney said: “It was all about mentality and we want to give a massive respect and well done to Woking, they gave us a good fight and stayed in it until the end but I think the professionalism of our boys showed over the course of the game.“This guy (Hughes) was fantastic obviously with the goal, but you can look at (Isaac) Success, (Adalberto) Penaranda, many people all throughout the team who did really well. They set the tone and then obviously when I came on, I tried to stick with it or add a little bit more.” Asked about his goal, Deeney said: “I like a little tap in. To be fair that’s something I’ve worked on a lot this season. Getting back into the six-yard box was what I was known for in the Championship, but in the Premier League I’ve kind of come away from it, trying to be a bit more of a player. Now I’ll let these boys be the players and I do what I do.“It’s nice obviously to continue the run, that’s three two games (following his brace in the 3-3 draw at Bournemouth) so I’ve just got to carry on. I’m not going to get carried away because this is football and you can go on a drought very quickly, but I’ll enjoy this moment and back to work tomorrow.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Jason Biggs And Seth Green Take Part In 24 Hour Plays

first_imgMontblanc and Urban Arts Partnership presented the highly anticipated return of THE 24 HOUR PLAYS, now in its third year in Los Angeles, on Saturday, June 22, 2013 at the Broad Stage Theater in Santa Monica.Hollywood’s finest joined forces to participate in this one-night-only live performance, produced by Kevin Chinoy and Francesca Silvestri of the Freestyle Picture Company and the 24 Hour Company. The entire creative process, from writing to directing and performing took place in just 24 hours.This year, the 24 Hour Plays featured actors, writers and directors such as Sasha Alexander (Rizzoli & Isles), Skylar Astin (Pitch Perfect), Samantha Barks (Les Miserables), Jason Biggs (American Reunion), Anna Camp (True Blood), John Cho (Star Trek), Jamie Chung (The Hangover Part II), Michael Ealy (The Good Wife), Ashley Fink (Glee), Seth Green (Family Guy), Melanie Griffith (Working Girl), Ian Harding (Pretty Little Liars), John Hawkes (Winter’s Bone), Gillian Jacobs (Community), David Krumholtz (This Is the End), Jack McBrayer (30 Rock), Rosie Perez (Artistic Board Chair), Lucy Punch (Bad Teacher), Romy Rosemont (Glee), Hannah Simone (New Girl), Alia Shawkat (Arrested Development), Molly Sims (Project Accessory), Eddie Kaye Thomas (American Pie), Tracie Thoms (Looper) and Wilmer Valderrama (That 70’s Show).Writers who took part included Rachel Axler (Emmy winner for Daily Show, New Girl, Parks and Recreation), Ben Karlin (Emmy Award Winner for Colbert Report, Modern Family, A.C.O.D), Will McCormack (Celeste and Jesse Forever, Frenemy of the State), Bill Wrubel (Modern Family, Will & Grace), Jennifer Crittenden (Arrested Development, The New Adventures of Old Christine), Jennifer Bicks (Emmy Winner for Sex & The City) and Gabrielle Allan (Scrubs, What’s Your Number?).Directors who took part included Ryan Case (Modern Family), Peter Ellenstein (Artistic Director of the Inge Festival), Andy Fickman (Parental Guidance), Leigh Kilton Smith (Acting Coach to the stars), Julie Anne Robinson (Weeds) and Fred Savage (Party Down, Modern Family). The cast was joined onstage with special musical guests Andy Davis, a Nashville based singer and guitarist who released the album Heartbreak Yellow in 2012 and Lindsey Ray, an eclectic singer and song- writer who wrote “Almost Home,” which was performed by Mariah Carey and featured in the movie Oz, The Great and Powerful.The creative process of THE 24 HOUR PLAYS in Los Angeles began at 10:00 p.m. on Friday, June 21, 2013 when six writers, six directors, twenty-four actors, and a dedicated production team meet at The Broad Stage in Santa Monica. After the community of artists shared a costume, a prop, his or her special skills set, each writer composed a ten-minute play by 7 a.m. the following morning. By 9 a.m. directors selected their pieces and their cast rehearsed over the course of the day. At 8:00 p.m, ink barely dry, the six new plays – interspersed with musical acts – were performed before a live audience. This celebration of theater offered Los Angeles’ audience a rare experience to witness the thrill of live theater and the talents of Hollywood’s brightest stars.This is the seventh year that Montblanc, the international luxury brand, has supported THE 24 HOUR PLAYS BENEFITS FOR URBAN ARTS PARTNERSHIP, demonstrating their support of Arts and Culture. Their ongoing commitment to fostering emerging talent came to life when Montblanc held its 1st annual Young Auditioner’s Program on May 8, 2013, where Urban Arts’ students had the opportunity to compete for a chance to act in one of the 24 Hour Plays. The two winners of the audition, 16 year-old Emmanuel De Los Santos and 17 year-old Cadesha Oliver, joined the cast in performing the plays.“The 3rd annual production of The 24-Hour Plays in Los Angeles, presented by Montblanc, is a testament to the remarkable impact our partnership with Urban Arts has made on the Los Angeles community,” said Jan-Patrick Schmitz, President and CEO of Montblanc North America. “In less than three years, we can proudly say we have enhanced the classroom experience for 1300 students across nine schools in the L.A. Unified School District.”Over the years, Montblanc has helped to raise over 2 million dollars for Urban Arts Partnership in New York City and Los Angeles. Urban Arts Los Angeles partners with the L.A. Unified School District to help fulfill its Arts at the Core mission by integrating visual art and digital media into core academic subjects.The professional development program model focuses on the capacity of teachers to facilitate lessons that incorporate both artistic and common core standards.All proceeds from Saturday’s event will benefit Urban Arts Partnership, a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the intellectual, social and artistic development of underserved public school students through arts-integrated education programs to close the achievement gap.last_img read more

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TTC urges city to stop TIFF closure of King St

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Facebook Twitter Login/Register With: “We have been absolutely consistent, as far as I can remember, in opposing this absolute imposition on hundreds and thousands of riders per day,” said Byford.READ MORE Advertisement In a dispute that’s pitting transit against Tinseltown, the TTC is pushing back against the city’s annual shutdown of King St. for the Toronto International Film Festival.The yearly closure forces a messy diversion of the 504 King streetcar, which carries 65,000 passengers on an average weekday and is the TTC’s busiest surface route.At a meeting of the TTC board Thursday, TTC CEO Andy Byford said the transit agency fights every year to prevent the shutdown or at least lessen its impact, but the final decision is up to the city. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment last_img read more

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FN protestors protecting ancient burial site from BC highway call for help

first_imgAPTN National NewsIn Delta, British Columbia, it has been now several weeks since an injunction was filed against protestors blocking construction of a highway project.The protestors have since fired back with their own injunction and they claim a new super highway is being built on top of an ancient burial site.The leadership of the local First Nation, however, is backing the freeway builders.It’s a story of development versus historical preservation.APTN National News reporter Wayne Roberts has more on this story.last_img

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