See Kate Baldwin, Bryce Pinkham & More Prep for Superhero’s Off-Broadway Bow

first_imgThe cast and creative team of the the world premiere musical Superhero gave the press a sneak peek at the production on January 16 at Green Room 42. The musical, which centers on a fractured family, a mysterious stranger and an unexpected hero who just might save the day, features a book by Tony winner John Logan, a score by Tony winner Tom Kitt and direction by Tony nominee Jason Moore. The cast is led by Kate Baldwin as Charlotte, Bryce Pinkham as Jim, Kyle McArthur as Simon, Julia Abueva as Rachel, Salena Qureshi as Vee, Thom Sesma as Vic, Nathaniel Stampley as Dean Fulton and Jake Levy as Dwayne. The production is scheduled to begin previews at Second Stage Theater on January 31 ahead of opening night on February 28. Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on March 31, 2019 Superhero View Comments Star Files Superhero’s director Jason Moore takes the mic.center_img Superhero’s scribe John Logan and songwriter Tom Kitt hit the stage. Kate Baldwin Superhero’s Julia Abueva, Jake Levy, Kyle McArthur, Kate Baldwin, Bryce Pinkham Nathaniel Stampley, Salena Qureshi and Thom Sesma are ready for Superhero’s Broadway bow. Performances begin on January 31 at Second Stage’s Tony Kiser Theatre. Kyle McArthur Bryce Pinkhamlast_img read more

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Ecover Blue Mile takes the plunge with Aqua Sphere as official…

first_imgThe Ecover Blue Mile, the mass participation water sports event designed to encourage more people to get active and support greater care of seas, shores and wildlife, has announced that Aqua Sphere has been chosen as its official swim kit partner.Launched in 2010, the Ecover Blue Mile has grown from a flagship event in Plymouth, South West England, to encompass over 200 grassroots events around the UK, including a new schools event to link school sport with marine conservation. With the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) as its official charity, the Ecover Blue Mile encourages people across the UK to connect with their local beach and waterway by doing a sponsored mile in or next to water.The challenge can encompass swimming, paddling or even zorbing a blue mile and the aim this year is to raise £50,000 for MCS.The Ecover Blue Mile was created by triple round the world sailor and ocean advocate, Conrad Humphreys of Sport Environment. He said “Aqua Sphere is a proven and respected brand in swimming and we are delighted to receive the team’s support as our official swim kit partner.“Best known for its innovative curved lens goggles, Aqua Sphere is generously donating swim caps for all those who choose to swim their sponsored mile and is also donating a selection of prize bundles including wetsuits to spur swimmers on.”Martin Newton of Aqua Sphere said “Aqua Sphere is part of the globally acclaimed Aqua Lung International group and it is very much part of our corporate culture to support the protection of our water environment and the creatures within it. We are thrilled to offer our support to the Ecover Blue Mile and we fully emulate Sport Environment’s passion and commitment to creating a better future for our seas and wildlife.He added, “We would encourage as many people as possible to sign up for the Ecover Blue Mile flagship event in Plymouth on 14-15 September and to get involved in the other events and help to raise as much money as possible for the MCS.”www.thebluemile.orgwww.aquasphereswim.com Relatedlast_img read more

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QMotion’s Fabric Memo Samples Drop Right Before CEDIA

first_imgQMotion, a brand of Legrand | AV Residential Solutions, today announced the availability of a new self-service portal on its website that allows dealers and integrators to easily browse a wide array of shade fabric styles — nearly 300 options from solar and eco screens to light-filtering decorative sheers and matching room-darkening blackout fabrics — and order memo samples.Anyone can search QMotion’s fabrics by openness factor, price group, color group and special characteristics such as fire retardant or PVC-free and then add samples to the cart with a single click.QMotion shades are here.last_img

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Board to review diversity efforts at its January meeting in Tallahassee

first_img January 15, 2008 Regular News A review of diversity recommendations, legislative issues, and pro bono will occupy the Bar Board of Governors at its January 31-February 1 meeting in Tallahassee.At the board’s December meeting, Bar President Frank Angones and board member Eugene Pettis, chair of the Bar’s Diversity Symposium Committee, asked board members to review the report and recommendations from the Bar’s initial 2004 Diversity Symposium.The review will look at what recommendations have been carried out, what remains to be done, and which of the recommendations can be pursued by the board, Angones and Pettis said.Pettis called it a self -evaluation “so we know where we need to work.” He also noted the board itself had never acted on the recommendations.Pettis reminded the board that a separate diversity symposium will not be held in 2008, and instead the symposium will be held at the June Annual Convention.While symposium plans are preliminary, “We’re looking to come up with an initiative that will advance this issue with those who are empowered to make change, so we just aren’t preaching to the choir,” Pettis said. “One thing we cannot do is resolve all of the issues of inclusion and diversity at one event. We’re going to have to focus on some very particular issues that will help move this forward.. . . This is a marathon to change a lot of cultural attitudes out there.”It will also be the final board meeting before the legislature begins its regular session in March. Typically such meetings have a heavy agenda of legislative matters, including sections, most of which will be meeting two weeks earlier during the Midyear Meeting, seeking board review of their last-minute legislative positions.A top Bar priority will be preserving funding for the judicial branch in a tight budget year.The board will also participate in the annual pro bono awards at the Supreme Court on January 31. That ceremony will include honoring the winner of the statewide Tobias Simon Pro Bono Award, a Bar president’s award for a lawyer in each circuit, and special awards from the chief justice for law firms and voluntary bar associations for their pro bono efforts. Board to review diversity efforts at its January meeting in Tallahasseecenter_img Board to review diversity efforts at its January meeting in Tallahasseelast_img read more

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Comparative law program set for London May 19-26

first_img September 1, 2011 Regular News Comparative law program set for London May 19-26 Comparative law program set for London May 19-26center_img The General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Section has arranged a multi-section comparative law symposium to be held in London from May 19-26, 2012, with its British counterparts. The potential nine credits of CLE will be offered over a full day and one half of panel discussions between members of the U.S. bar and bench and English judges, barristers, and solicitors.The comparative law topics will include: perspectives on criminal law, civil litigation, family law, real property and probate law, international law, legal education and newer lawyers, the courts and the judiciary, and law practice management. “This is a particularly interesting time for Florida judges and lawyers to visit England, a jurisdiction whose legal system, although common-law, has marked differences to that of the United States,” said Richard Alexander, lecturer in financial law, School of Oriental & African Studies, University of Law and visiting scholar at the Levin College of Law at the University of Florida.“The introduction of the new UK Supreme Court is simply one of a number of recent developments. The historic link of the Middle Temple, one of the Inns of Court, with the United States adds another dimension to what will be an invaluable program.”Several joint luncheons will be enjoyed at local inns of court, including the Middle Temple, along with a joint social event for all. The CLE will be followed by tours of London’s historic lawyer’s quarters as well as courts, including the Old Bailey, the Royal Courts of Justice, and the new United Kingdom Supreme Court.The group will stay at the Charing Cross Hotel on the Strand, located next to Trafalgar Square.For more information visit www.gpssf.org.last_img read more

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Facebook Conceded It Might Make You Feel Bad. Here’s How to Interpret That.

first_imgFacebook published a quietly groundbreaking admission on Friday. Social media, the company said in a blog post, can often make you feel good — but sometimes it can also make you feel bad.Yes, I should have warned you to sit down first.This is one of those stories where what’s being said isn’t as surprising as who’s saying it. Facebook’s using a corporate blog post to point to independent research that shows its product can sometimes lead to lower measures of physical and mental well-being should be regarded as a big deal. The post stands as a direct affront to the company’s reason for being; it’s as if Nike asked whether just doing it may not be the wisest life goal after all, or if Snapple conceded it wasn’t quite positive that it really was the best stuff on earth.Consider Facebook’s place in the social-media firmament. Facebook — which also owns Facebook Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp — is the world’s largest and most profitable social media company. Its business model and its more airy social mission depend on the idea that social media is a new and permanently dominant force in the human condition. Read the whole story: The New York Times More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

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Revolution in transport – Will and Uber collaboration achieved!

first_imgOne of the fastest growing Croatian start-ups, a bus-ticket platform that enables easy search, comparison and purchase of bus tickets Vollo, and the well-known global technology platform Uber, which has been present on the Croatian market for a little over a year, joined forces and under the motto “Where one journey ends, another begins”, agreed on a partnership that will simplify and delight many users this fall and winter. .The concept of intermodal transport, which takes advantage of the use of different means of transport, was also the guiding thought of creating a partnership between Uber and Volla, companies that are known on the technology scene and beyond, as drivers of innovation in their business segment. Precisely because of this, the collaboration itself imposed itself as natural. “This is the first step towards full Intermodal Transport where in the future technology platforms such as Uber and Vollo, and autonomous vehicles and buses will completely change the existing concept of owning a car or the experience of traveling by public transport”Said Marko Jukić, founder of Volla.Vollo in addition to cooperating with Uber, has already integrated Fflixbus (unofficial Uber for bus transport), Eurolines and hundreds of other bus carriers as well as BlaBlaCar, the world ‘s largest transportation sharing platform. I know that the “revolution” may sound a little too much, but just go back five or ten years and look at the state of passenger transport back then. Yes, we are witnessing a real revolution in transport transport that is happening in Croatia, and this form of intermodal transport and integration of all partners is, as far as I know, the first of its kind in the world.By purchasing a bus ticket on the Vollo platform, Uber gives new users a free ride to the station for up to 65 kn, and vice versa; all new Vollo users are honored with a discount of up to HRK 35 on the cancellation of the booking fee upon the first purchase. Bearing in mind that tickets purchased through the Vollo platform are already on average 10-25% cheaper than the regular prices from the station, this is really a discount that is not negligible.Apart from the city of Zagreb, the action is also valid for the cities of Split, Zadar and Dubrovnik, and Wall announces that this is only the first of the cooperation they plan to launch in this type of transport. Considering that in less than 6 months of existence they have connected over 20 countries, united over 150 carriers from Croatia and Europe, made over 70 connections and more than 000 million route combinations, we are looking forward to the news they are preparing for us!last_img read more

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The construction of the Four Seasons Resort on Hvar, worth almost one billion kuna, will begin at the end of 2017.

first_imgOne of the world’s leading investment banks, Arqaam Capital and the leading luxury hotel chain Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts presented the Four Seasons Resort and Private Residences project, the construction of which will begin in late 2017 on the island of Hvar and will create 320 new jobs.The project worth almost a billion kuna is the first of its kind in Croatia and represents a major step forward in the offer for guests with high demands. In addition to five-star hotels, the complex will contain a hundred luxurious villas and residences from one to five rooms with all the accompanying leisure facilities, such as outdoor and indoor swimming pools, a top spa and fitness center, several restaurants and bars, congress halls and seaplane ports. The project involves world architects and designers from famous houses such as Gensler Architects, Scott Brownrigg and Richmond Hospitality Design and Tihany Design, and the entire project is led by the world-renowned house MACE.”Every hotel guest will experience an unforgettable experience, fully in line with the highest standards of the Four Seasons hotel chain. From luxury rooms designed by Richmond, superbly decorated private beaches, to a range of ancillary services offered by Four Seasons”, Explained Simon Casson, Director of Hotel Operations at Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts for Europe, the Middle East and Africa.The tourist mega-project in Brizenica Bay, not far from the Old Town on the island of Hvar, is being implemented by the investment bank Arqaam Capital in cooperation with the world-famous luxury hotel chain Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, which will be in charge of its management. Wijsmuller believes that Croatia has a huge potential for the development of luxury tourism, and he is proud because they are the ones who once again show the world and the local community what can and should be done in Croatia.The importance of this project for the state is confirmed by the fact that last year it was included in the list of strategic projects of the Republic of Croatia, and this  greenfield investment to strengthen Croatia’s position as one of the leading tourist destinations. “This extremely important project, ie an investment of almost one billion kuna, will be of great importance both for the Old Town on the island of Hvar, and for the whole of Croatia. With it, the island of Hvar gets the necessary quality accommodation capacities that will certainly encourage further investments in additional facilities and thus enable the continuation of the development of tourism on the island of Hvar. This is also an opportunity for the local tourist community to start with the complete management of the destination and thus make the island of Hvar a top and high quality destination. As an islander, I am especially glad to see that the potential of our islands has been recognized and I would be happy for such investments to be made on my island as well.”, Said the Minister of Tourism Gari Cappelli and added that this investment will certainly encourage other potential investors to pay more attention and look for investment opportunities on the island of Hvar, Split-Dalmatia County and our country in general.Dennis Wijsmuller, co-founder and CEO of Arqaam Capital, said he was proud that Arqaam Capital supports Croatia’s tourism development strategy and contributes to the social and economic development of the country, the island of Hvar, and especially the Old Town. “With the realization of this project, we are strengthening the tourist infrastructure in the region, creating new jobs and firmly positioning the island of Hvar on the global map of luxury destinations. Unfortunately, currently in this area there is no level and quality of service we plan to provide to our clients, and luxury accommodation and additional rich cultural, entertainment and catering facilities will contribute to the economic development of the island of Hvar, Split-Dalmatia County and the country. We are here with the intention of staying, regardless of the obstacles we have encountered so far. It’s all part of this process. “, added Dennis Wijsmuller and noted that the first guests in Brizenica Four Seasons – Resort and Private Residences are expected in 2019.Four Seasons – Resort and Private Residences Hvar is the first Four Seasons resort on the Adriatic. Investors plan to build a hotel with 120 rooms and about a hundred luxury villas and apartments that will be for sale to domestic and foreign clients. In addition to accommodation facilities, the complex will include a number of accompanying facilities for rest and recreation such as a swimming pool, a top spa and fitness center, several restaurants, cafes, bars and boutiques, as well as conference and banquet facilities.last_img read more

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Finding meaning in food: Study reveals that boredom predicts eating behavior

first_imgEmail After having 33 participants record their food intake and emotional state for a week, the researchers found that people consumed more calories when they were bored. Consumption of fats, carbohydrates, and proteins all increased on days in which the participants reported higher levels of boredom, but consumption of fiber did not increase.The researchers also found that participants who were assigned to complete a boring puzzle task were more likely to desire a snack afterward compared to participants who completed a more interesting puzzle. However, boredom did not increase the participants’ desire to eat healthy foods.In another experiment, the researchers found these self-reported desires were reflected in the actual behaviors of participants. Moynihan and his colleagues showed 44 participants either a boring instructional video about fish farming or a sad video about the abuse of dolphins. While the participants watched the videos, they were provided with three bowls containing cherry tomatoes, sweets, and crackers.Participants who viewed the boring video ate more sweets and cherry tomatoes — but not more crackers — than those viewing the sad video. The finding suggests that “boredom specifically encourages consumption of sensational foods, healthy or unhealthy,” the researchers said.Throughout the study, Moynihan and his colleagues found a link between boredom, self-awareness, and eating. People who paid more attention to their inner feelings tended to eat more food compared to less introspective people.“By eating, bored people may regulate their self-awareness to avoid threatening existential issues. Attention is narrowed to the current and immediate stimulus environment. This consumption reduces self-awareness in which the meaning-threat posed by boredom resides,” the reseachers wrote. LinkedIn Share Boredom is an emotional state characterized by restlessness, a lack of interest in the environment, and a sense of purposelessness. It has been described by psychologist John Eastwood as the “unfulfilled desire for satisfying activity.” It is a universal but unpleasant human experience — and everyone tries to avoid it.“Boredom signals what you’re doing right now seems to be lacking purpose,” another psychologist, Van Tilburg, observed in 2013. “As soon as you offer people alternative behaviors that may give them a sense of purpose, they’re more eager to engage, and this can result in negative or positive behavior.”According to new research published in Frontiers in Psychology, people turn to food to escape from boredom and the sense of purposelessness in the present situation. The study, led by Andrew B. Moynihan, found that “boredom increases eating, specifically unhealthy and exciting foods which can serve as means to escape the bored self.”center_img Pinterest Share on Facebook Share on Twitterlast_img read more

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H1N1 poses grave risk to pregnant women, new moms

first_imgDec 23, 2009 (CIDRAP News) – Infection with H1N1 influenza poses a grave danger to pregnant women and those who have just delivered, and the risk increases when they do not receive antiviral treatment very rapidly, California and Atlanta researchers report today online ahead of print in the New England Journal of Medicine.”This pandemic has the potential to notably increase overall maternal mortality in the United States in 2009,” they write.In surveillance data gathered by the California Department of Public Health between April and August 2009, early in the H1N1 pandemic, 22 of 102 pregnant and postpartum women who had been hospitalized for flu symptoms needed to be admitted to an intensive care unit (ICU), 16 were put on ventilators, and 8 died.Twelve of the 18 pregnant women who required ICU care delivered their children, including one pair of twins, while hospitalized. Eleven of the 13 babies were premature and needed admission to a neonatal ICU. Six were delivered after ICU admission, including 4 babies delivered in the ICU by emergency cesareans—which the authors describe as “a relatively rare obstetrical occurrence [that] suggests that the condition of the patients was too unstable at the time for them to be transferred to an appropriate labor and delivery unit.”The four authors, who are from the California department and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s national centers for chronic disease prevention and for birth defects and developmental disabilities, are particularly concerned with the failure to get women onto flu antivirals within the recommended 48 hours after symptom onset.Of the 22 who went into intensive care, 6 did not see health professionals until 5 days after their flu symptoms began; separately, 7 of the women did not receive antivirals until at least 4 days after seeing a healthcare provider.The authors, all women, surmise that those delays may have occurred partly because pregnant women are reluctant to take drugs during pregnancy, and obstetricians are reluctant to prescribe them. In addition, they said, some signs and symptoms of flu, such as muscle aches and shortness of breath, may be mistaken for normal pregnancy experiences.But they also point to misleading results on rapid flu tests that may have made antivirals seem less urgent. Out of 153 tests given to some members of the pregnant and postpartum group as well as to some members of a parallel group of 137 women who were not pregnant, 38% returned false-negative results.”Pregnant women who received treatment after 48 hours had a risk of admission to the ICU or death that was about 4 times the risk among those who received earlier treatment,” they said. Among pregnant women who received any antiviral treatment, only half began the drugs within the recommended time. Five of the 8 deaths among the pregnant and postpartum women were in those whose antiviral treatment was delayed.Notably, they said, pregnant women with serious flu often arrived at doctors’ offices or hospitals with mild or moderate symptoms and then experienced “rapid clinical deterioration … qualitatively different from the course of seasonal influenza.”The authors emphasize that the outsize risk flu poses to pregnant women does not end when the baby is delivered. Eight of the 102 cases of influenza and 2 of the deaths occurred in women who already had given birth. “The immediate postpartum period probably represents a transitional period during which the risk of severe disease is returning to, but has not yet reached, baseline,” they said.New CDC guidelines written during the pandemic call for empirical rapid antiviral treatment for women who have given birth up to 2 weeks earlier.Illness and death also occurred among the 137 women who were not pregnant or postpartum but were hospitalized for flu, but they tended to be older than the pregnant and postpartum women, and were also almost twice as likely to have other underlying conditions such as asthma. Among the women who were not pregnant, 17 died.Louie JK, Acosta M, Jamieson DJ, et al. Severe 2009 H1N1 influenza in pregnant and postpartum women in California. N Engl J Med 2009 (published online Dec 23) [Full text]last_img read more

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