Sara Bareilles & the Women of Waitress Show Support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

first_img Waitress Maia Nkenge Wilson, Stephanie Torns & Caitlin Houlahan(Photo: Joan Marcus) Waitress is gettin’ cookin’ for a cause! October marks Breast Cancer Awareness month, and the entire company is thinking pink to promote awareness and raise funds for Susan G. Komen Greater NYC. On top of relaunching the Waitress Pie Challenge (where lovely individuals donate and pie themselves in the face on camera—think #Ham4All or the Ice Bucket Challenge), a Charity Buzz auction where you can score swag (tickets and costumes signed by Sara Bareilles, for example) and a line of pink products audience members can snag at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre (pink pie? we’re on board), the waitresses in the cast will don pink costumes as opposed to the traditional blue. Waitress ladies Maia Nkenge Wilson, Stephanie Torns and Caitlin Houlahan revealed the look at the theater on September 27. Take a peek at the hot shot as well as Bareilles’ super sweet post below. Hats Aprons off to the company of Waitress! View Comments Related Showscenter_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 5, 2020 Star Files Stephanie Tornslast_img read more

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Dan Cody’s Yacht Moves Up Final Off-Broadway Performance by One Week

first_img Dan Cody’s Yacht Anthony Giardina’s new play Dan Cody’s Yacht, currently receiving its world premiere at New York City Center—Stage I, will conclude its limited off-Broadway run one week earlier than originally announced. First scheduled to play through July 8, the work will now wrap up its engagement on July 1. Tony winner Doug Hughes directs the production, which began previews on May 15 and opened on June 6. Dan Cody’s Yacht takes place in a small Boston suburb, where a single schoolteacher (played by Kristen Bush) is struggling to get by. When the wealthy father (Rick Holmes) of one of her students (John Kroft) surprises her with a financial proposal that could change her daughter’s life, their worlds collide.In addition to Bush, Holmes and Kroft, the cast includes Meredith Forlenza, Laura Kai Chen, Jordan Lage, Casey Whyland and Roxanna Hope Radja. The creative team features John Lee Beatty (scenic design), Catherine Zuber (costume design), Jen Schriever (lighting design) and Fitz Patton (original music and sound design). Kristen Bush & Rick Holmes in “Dan Cody’s Yacht”(Photo: Joan Marcus) Related Showscenter_img Show Closed This production ended its run on July 1, 2018 View Commentslast_img read more

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Ian Barford to Star in Tracy Letts’ Linda Vista on Broadway

first_img Chantal Thuy Linda Vista Cora Vander Broek View Comments Sally Murphy Ian Barford(Photo provided by Polk & Co.) Related Shows Star Files Full casting has been announced for Second Stage’s Broadway production of Tracy Letts’ dark comedy Linda Vista. The previously announced New York premiere, directed by Dexter Bullard, will play the Helen Hayes Theatre beginning on September 19 with an opening night scheduled for October 10.Leading the cast in the central role of Wheeler will be Ian Barford, an alum of Letts’ August: Osage County, who will reunite with former Broadway co-stars Sally Murphy, Jim True-Frost and Troy West, as Margaret, Paul and Michael, respectively. The cast will also include Caroline Neff (You Got Older) as Anita, Cora Vander Broek (The Mousetrap) as Jules and Chantal Thuy (Black Lightning) as Minnie.Linda Vista takes a brutal look at Wheeler (Barford), a 50-year-old divorcee in the throes of a mid-life spiral. Just out of his ex-wife’s garage and into a place of his own, Wheeler starts on a path toward self-discovery—navigating blind dates, old friends and new love.The production will feature scenic design by Todd Rosenthal, costume design by Laura Bauer, lighting design by Marcus Doshi and sound design by Richard Woodbury.Linda Vista is scheduled to play an eight-week limited run through November 10. Ian Barford Jim True-Frost Show Closed This production ended its run on Nov. 10, 2019 View All (5)last_img read more

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Southwestern Vermont Health Care presents appreciation to Orvis

first_imgSouthwestern Vermont Health Care,Orvis Company Inc,Vermont Business Magazine Simon Perkins, president of the Orvis Company, a luxury clothing retailer with headquarters in Arlington, accepted a gift of appreciation from Tom Dee, president and CEO of Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC) for contributions of more than 750 masks during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic.Southwestern Vermont Health Care’s President and CEO Tom Dee, right, presents a commemorative plaque to Simon Perkins, president at Orvis, in appreciation of Orvis’s cooperation in providing personal protective equipment in the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic.“Orvis’s contributions demonstrated such concern and compassion for our visitors, health care workers and their families,” said Tom Dee. “We are so grateful for their help in keeping our community and employees safe during this challenging time.” Masks had been in short supply nationwide, leaving many hospitals to rely on community members and businesses to supply crucial equipment. SVHC received personal protective equipment (PPE) from more than 130 individuals and business donors. PPE donations have included N95 masks, procedure masks, hundreds of cloth masks, cloth surgical caps, and face shields made on 3D printers.About SVHC:Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC) is a comprehensive, preeminent, health care system providing exceptional, convenient, and affordable care to the communities of Bennington and Windham Counties of Vermont, eastern Rensselaer and Washington Counties of New York, and northern Berkshire County in Massachusetts. SVHC includes Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC), Southwestern Vermont Regional Cancer Center, the Centers for Living and Rehabilitation, and the SVHC Foundation. SVMC includes 25 primary and specialty care practices.Source: BENNINGTON, VT—September 10, 2020—SVHClast_img read more

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Massive new LG outdoor direct view LED screen brings superior experience to Toronto sports fans

first_imgTORONTO, Oct. 10, 2019 – Just in time for the Toronto Maple Leafs and Raptors 2019 season home openers this month, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment (MLSE) and Scotiabank have unveiled a massive new outdoor Direct View LED (DVLED) video screen from LG Electronics.Giving Toronto sports fans a superior viewing experience in Maple Leaf Square adjacent to the Scotiabank Arena, the new 2,200-square-foot LG DVLED display is 37 percent larger than the previous screen. The installation of the new 62-by-35-foot screen marks the expanded partnership between MLSE and LG, which have a shared mindset of elevating every game for fans. LG Electronics Canada is the exclusive Consumer Electronics Partner of the Toronto Maple Leafs and Toronto Raptors.“LG has been a trusted MLSE partner for 10 years and has helped us provide an exceptional experience to our fans through their products,” said MLSE Chief Revenue Officer Jeff Deline. “With the installation of the new LG outdoor screen, our fans’ outdoor viewing experience at Maple Leaf Square and Jurassic Park will continue to be one of the best places to watch the game.”The LG DVLED screen (with a 6mm pixel pitch) consists of 1,269 modules housed in 168 cabinets that make up the single screen. Each cabinet is equipped with an IP-66 rating to ensure the highest level of protection and performance in any weather, and each module features a premium-tier chipset that provides rich, saturated colors and a high level of brightness to ensure quality display even in direct sunlight.“Leafs and Raptors fans are passionate, and the atmosphere they create is unlike anything else in the city. They deserve the best possible experience when cheering on their teams at Scotiabank Arena,” said Jason Kim, president, LG Electronics Canada. “Bringing fans this new viewing experience builds on the energy that comes from watching games at Maple Leaf Square.”Hockey fans first saw the new LG outdoor screen in action on Oct. 2 when the Maple Leafs beat the Ottawa Senators 5-3 in Toronto’s 2019-20 NHL season home opener. Basketball fans also are experiencing the new LG DVLED screen starting this month. In NBA pre-season play, the Raptors host the Houston Rockets on Oct. 10 and Chicago Bulls on Oct. 13. The New Orleans Pelicans come to town on Oct. 22 for Toronto’s season home opener.The installation of the new LG outdoor DVLED screen is part of the re-imagination of the famous Tortonto sports complex known as Maple Leaf Square during hockey games and Jurassic Park during basketball games. The project, taking place over the next few years, is bringing technological and infrastructure innovations to create a world-class fan experience inside and outside the arena. As the exclusive Consumer Electronics Partner, LG Canada will help power a new fan experience through digital signage innovations at Scotiabank Arena. The new screen in Toronto is the first of many state-of-the-art LG outdoor LED installations taking place in North America.last_img read more

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How the weather affects us

first_imgWired UK:The weather doesn’t just determine if we should be wearing a thick coat or not — it can have profound effects on the way we behave.You’re warmer and colder towards people depending on the weather. In studies, warmer conditions induced: greater social proximity; use of more concrete language; and a more relational focus. (1)People shop more on sunny days: as exposure to sunlight increases, negative effects decrease and consumer spending tends to increase… (2)…And work more when it pours: on rainy days, men shift on average 30 minutes from leisure to work. (3)The weather can affect which university you pick: an increase in cloud cover of one standard deviation on the day of the visit is associated with an increase in the probability of enrolment of nine percentage points. (4)Read the full story: Wired UK More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

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COVID-19 expands reach, fueled by trio of global hot spots

first_imgAs the main COVID-19 epicenter shifts from China to the rest of the world, South Korea’s daily cases topped China’s daily total, alongside a brisk, broad rise in cases linked to the hot spot nations of Italy and Iran.Meanwhile, countries took more bold steps to curb the spread of the virus, including Japan temporarily shuttering schools and Saudi Arabia barring pilgrimage travelers from virus-hit countries.As the COVID-19 virus spreads around the world, China has now reported its first imported case, a traveler who arrived in Shanghai from Iran on an Aeroflot flight, the South China Morning Post reported.South Korea confirms 505 new casesSince yesterday, South Korea reported 505 more cases, raising its total to 1,766, according to the latest report from the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC). It also reported 1 more death, lifting that total to 13. For comparison, China today reported 433 new cases, putting its total at 78,497, along with 29 more deaths (2,744 total), marking a notable decline in daily fatality reports.In a snapshot of the first 1,595 Korean cases, the KCDC said 52.9% are related to Shincheonji Church of Jesus and Qingdao University Hospital clusters. Elsewhere, an investigation is under way into an outbreak at St Mary’s Hospital in Seoul that has sickened 11 people. Also, health officials are tracking contacts of a Korean Airlines crew member who worked on a flight that carried infected Holy Land travelers and on a flight from Los Angeles to South Korea.Meanwhile, in outbreak response developments, some local South Korean governments have launched drive-through COVID-19 health checks and testing, several media outlets have reported. Officials have said the drive-through stops can cut testing time by a third and cut the risk of infection by avoiding long waits at crowded clinics.Also, the United States and South Korea have postponed a military drill over coronavirus concerns, CNN reported today. So far, 25 infections have been reported in South Korean troops and in 1 US soldier.In other Asian developments:Japan today reported 23 more cases, raising its total to 191, though it notes 210 overall cases that include 19 asymptomatic carriers. One of the newly confirmed patients is a Yokohama quarantine staff member, a development related to the Diamond Princess cruise ship cluster. Fifteen of the new cases are from Hokkaido and the others are from Gifu, Ishikawa, Kanagawa, Tokyo, Osaka, and Nagoya. Also today, Japan announced the closure of all schools (kindergarten through high school) nationwide until April to help slow the spread of the virus, according to media reports.Singapore today reported 3 more cases, increasing its total to 96. Two are linked to earlier cases, and contact tracing is still under way to determine exposure for the third.Italian outbreak surges, fuels more cases in EuropeSince yesterday, Italy reported 276 more cases, raising its total to 650, with seven new European countries reporting their first cases, all linked to Italy or Iran, and several more already affected European countries reporting more Italy-linked cases.Italy’s health ministry today said most of the new cases are from the three hard-hit northern regions: Lombardy, Veneto, and Emilia-Romagna. Of the total, 248 people are hospitalized, 56 of them in intensive care.The country also reported 5 more deaths today, raising its fatality count to 17.Elsewhere in Europe, four countries reported their first cases, all linked to Italy: Denmark, North Macedonia, the Netherlands, and Romania.Also, three other European countries reported their first cases linked to other countries. Norway reported its first case, which involves a traveler from China, and Estonia reported its first case, which involved an Iranian citizen who traveled by bus via Latvia. Also, Georgia reported its first case in a citizen who was traveling from Iran and crossed the border from Azerbaijan.Other previously affected European countries reported more infections, including:France’s total jumped from 18 to 38 over the past day, mostly owing to detections in contacts of earlier cases, Reuters reported, citing the country’s health ministry. Two deaths have been reported.Switzerland today reported 3 more cases, 1 involving a patient in Geneva who had traveled to Milan, Italy, and 2 from Grisons canton in the east of the country with unspecified exposures. The country now has 4 cases.Greece today confirmed a second case-patient, the child of its first confirmed patient, marking the country’s first local transmission. The detection prompted the 14-day closure of a primary school as a precaution.UK officials today reported 2 new cases, including a patient exposed in Italy and another who contracted the virus on the Spanish island of Tenerife, raising the country’s total to 15.Spain reported its first locally acquired case today and reported at least 2 others, both with Milan links, raising its total to 17, El Pais reported today.Sweden yesterday reported a new case linked to Italy and announced 5 more in three locations today with unspecified sources, raising its total to 7.Germany confirmed 5 more infections since yesterday, raising its total to 26. The government has activated a crisis team and said it’s not clear if transmission chains can be broken.Croatia reported 3 more cases, including 2 linked to Italy travel, according to a local media report.Iran total passes 100, with further Mideast expansionIran today reported 106 more cases and 7 more deaths, raising its total to 245 cases, 26 of them fatal. Several already-affected Middle Eastern countries reported more mostly travel-linked cases, and Saudi Arabia today announced that travelers from countries where the COVID-19 virus is spreading will be barred from making religious pilgrimages, such as the Umrah in Mecca.Countries in the region reporting more cases include:Iraq has 1 more case, a patient in Baghdad who had traveled to Iraq, raising the country’s total to 6.Kuwait today reported 18 more, raising its total to 43. All had returned from Iran, Anadolu Agency reported, citing the country’s health ministry.Bahrain has 7 more cases, raising its total to 33, according to numbers reflected in a World Health Organization Eastern Mediterranean office tweet.Oman reported 1 more infection, reported in an Iran traveler, raising its total to 5, Oman News AgencyUnited Arab Emirates reported 6 new cases in people of three different nationalities, all of whom had Iran travel, raising the country’s total to 19, Gulf News reported today.Lebanon today reported 1 new case, raising its total to 3, according to a health ministry Facebook post.last_img read more

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Silence hysteria around National Planning Policy Framework

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Roll Group opens in Asia

first_imgRoll Group APAC has invested in Scheuerle SPMT lines, which have immediately deployed on project; an additional fleet of cranes is being shipped in.Robin Koenis, who has been appointed as managing director for Roll Group in the APAC region, will be based at the division’s headquarters in Singapore.Koenis said: “Many subcontractor offices are located in Singapore and the APAC region is characterised by strong chemical and shipping industry clusters, so we need to be here.’’He added: “From now on we operate from three strategic hubs: Rotterdam, Houston and Singapore.’’www.roll-group.comlast_img

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Union wins Belgrano at last

first_imgARGENTINE President Carlos Menem participated in a ceremony on December 18 to transfer the country’s last state-owned railway to a private-sector consortium. Railway trades union Unión Ferroviaria gains control of Ferrocarril Belgrano Cargas SA after operating the 10000 km metre-gauge network on a temporary basis since mid-1997. At that time, the Ministry of Economics delayed award of the concession while it looked for private bidders (RG 9.97 p560).The government has now granted a 30-year concession to an operating consortium owned 51% by UF, 48% by the co-operative of Laguna Paiva in Santa Fé and 1% by the state. Operations will be transferred this month; the company is expected to operate 7600 route-km using around 800 staff. A subsidy of US$250m over the next five years will fund investment in track and rolling stock. UF President José Pedraza announced that 150 wagons had been ordered from Ferrostaal of Germany and local firm Minetti-Corcema.last_img read more

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