Learn How This Trio Put a Hadestown Spin on Holiday Classics on Broadway Profiles

first_img View Comments Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer, Jewelle Blackman & Kay Trinidad(Photo courtesy of Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer & Kay Trinidad) Hadestown Like the December episode of Broadway Profiles with Tamsen Fadal, this new Christmas album is sure to help audiences get into the holiday spirit. Hosted by Emmy-winning anchor Tamsen Fadal and powered by Broadway.com, the latest installment includes a catch-up with Hadestown Fates Jewelle Blackman, Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer, and Kay Trinidad. The trio has released a new album of 14 holiday classics via Sing It Again Records and Broadway Records called If the Fates Allow: A Hadestown Holiday Album. The record, which features vocals by Hadestown stars André De Shields, Patrick Page, Amber Gray, Reeve Carney and Eva Noblezada, was produced during the pandemic with some vocals recorded remotely and some in studio sessions. “When we got together and were back in the booth, it didn’t take long for us to find our harmonic groove together again,” Blackman said of reuniting with the Hadestown cast. Get the story below and check your local listings for Broadway Profiles, the only nationally syndicated theater news program.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:36Loaded: 6.33%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:36 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions offEnglish, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. center_img Related Shows from $69.00last_img read more

Lake Sunapee Bank Community Food Drive starts October 30

first_imgBar Harbor Bank & Trust,Vermont Business Magazine Lake Sunapee Bank, a division of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust with branches in central Vermont, is giving the gift of healthy food to its neighbors in need. This “Food for Good” community food drive is being held October 30-November 17, 2017. Bring nonperishable food, grocery store gift cards or cash donations to any Lake Sunapee Bank branch and receive a “Food for Good” reusable grocery tote, while supplies last.All donations go to food pantries located in the towns where they are collected, directly benefiting your friends and neighbors.  Local food pantries receiving these donations include: Andover Food Pantry, Bethel Food Shelf, Brandon Emergency Food Shelf, Claremont Food Pantry, Enfield, The Friendly Kitchen (Concord), Hancock Food Pantry, Hillsboro Food Pantry,  Jaffrey Food Pantry, KLS Community Food Pantry, LISTEN (UV), Nashua Soup Kitchen and Shelter, Newport Food Pantry, Peterborough Food Pantry, Pittsford Food Pantry, Randolph Area Food Shelf, Rochester (Federated Church of), Rutland Area Food Shelf, South Royalton (Journey Church), Sunapee Food Pantry, Woodstock Food Shelf.Find Lake Sunapee Bank on Facebook to learn about the different food pantries in the area, keep up to date on how much we are collecting, and know what foods are needed most.  Share one of Lake Sunapee Bank’s “Food for Good” Facebook posts and we’ll donate one dollar to a local food pantry.  The more you share, the more we give, up to $3,000 in total.Help neighbors in need by providing them with good, healthy food during Lake Sunapee Bank’s Food for Good community food drive.Since 1868, Lake Sunapee Bank, a division of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, has remained committed to serving our customers and community by offering a full range of financial services for individuals, families, businesses, and non-profit organizations. Featuring 35 convenient locations in New Hampshire and Vermont, as well as 14 Bar Harbor Bank & Trust locations along the coast of Maine, we recognize, appreciate and support the unique people and culture in the places we call home. For more information call 1-800-281-5772 or go to www.lakesunbank.com(link is external). Member FDIC.Source: Lake Sunapee Banklast_img read more

Woodstock Inn breaks ground on Elemental Bike Park at Suicide Six

first_imgWoodstock Inn & Resort,Vermont Business Magazine Gary S Thulander, president and general manager of the Woodstock Inn & Resort(link is external), has announced construction of the new Suicide Six Elemental Bike Park is underway with facilities scheduled to open in July. The Woodstock Inn & Resort, in partnership with Sinuosity: Flowing Trails, is constructing six miles of mountain biking trails that will be accessible via the Suicide Six Ski Area’s quad chairlift. With a variety of progressive terrain the bike park will offer fun for all ages and skill levels.“The Suicide Six Elemental Bike Park furthers the mission of the Woodstock Inn & Resort to remain a vibrant, year-round destination for both travelers and the community,” said Gary S. Thulander, president and general manager. “We encourage our guests to enrich their resort experiences by trying new activities while also exploring the town of Woodstock and its surrounding areas.”Design plans include pump tracks, a Strider park for even the youngest riders, and a skills development area designed to develop confidence and technique. Additionally, advanced riders will find technical DH-specific runs and flowing jump lines. Certified coaches, premium bike rentals from Kona and Santa Cruz, scenic chair rides, hiking, craft beer and farm-to-table fare will also be available for guests.Recognized as one of the oldest ski areas in the country, Suicide Six has a rich history. America’s first rope tow, introduced on nearby Gilbert’s Farm in 1934, evolved into the opening of Suicide Six in 1936. In 1961 Laurance S. Rockefeller purchased Suicide Six from its founder, Wallace “Bunny” Bertram, as part of his vision for the community of Woodstock. With the new Elemental Bike Park, Suicide Six will now be a year-round destination, allowing families to experience authentic Vermont throughout the seasons.The Elemental Bike Park at Suicide Six is open seven days a week with lift access on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10:00am to 5:00pm through October. For more information visit https://www.mtbs6.com(link is external). The full list of rates and rental prices are listed here: https://www.mtbs6.com/tickets-passes(link is external).About The Woodstock Inn & ResortLocated in idyllic Woodstock, Vermont, The Woodstock Inn & Resort defines country sophistication in one of New England’s most charming and popular year-round vacation destinations.  The 142-room, AAA Four Diamond Resort and a member of the Preferred Hotels & Resorts LVX Collection, offers award-winning dining in two restaurants, ranked among the finest in New England.  The Woodstock Inn & Resort is owned and operated by The Woodstock Foundation, Inc.  Proceeds from Resort operations support The Woodstock Foundation and Billings Farm & Museum education and conservation programs.About Preferred Hotels & ResortsPreferred Hotels & Resorts℠ is the world’s largest independent hotel brand, representing more than 650 distinctive hotels, resorts, residences, and unique hotel groups across 85 countries. Through its five global collections, Preferred Hotels & Resorts connects discerning travelers to the singular luxury hospitality experience that meets their life and style preferences for each occasion. Every property within the portfolio maintains the high quality standards and unparalleled service levels required by the Preferred Hotels & Resorts Integrated Quality Assurance Program. The iPrefer℠ guest loyalty program, Preferred Residences℠, Preferred Family℠, Preferred Pride℠, and Preferred Golf™ offer valuable benefits for travelers seeking a unique experience. For more information, visit PreferredHotels.com(link is external).Source: WOODSTOCK, VT (June 6, 2018) – Woodstock Inn & Resortlast_img read more

Arco’s Centrale Caffe Brought To Life With ADORN and Blackline

first_imgArco, Italy – September 2020. Situated in the northern Italian town of Arco, the Centrale Caffe recently underwent a complete renovation, which in addition to the general interior and patio also included the sound and video systems.Local contractors, Iiriti srl, were brought in, and having installed Martin Audio systems many times in the past, again recommended the brand—as did the project architect Thomas Matteotti.Owners Ciroc Srl had commissioned the substantial upgrade just before the COVID19 lockdown. Special attention was paid to the terrace, which has been completely renewed, with three Blackline X8 mounted horizontally on the external walls of the patio. Meanwhile, 10 ADORN A55 loudspeakers populate the main room and lounge.The system was designed by Iiriti owner, Giacomo Galassi, and supplied by Audiosales srl, Martin Audio’s territorial distributor.The sound system, which is split into three audio zones, is controlled by the customer’s computer running Xilica X-Touch App, with two quad channel power amplifiers driving the loudspeakers. The video system is controlled from the AVPro Edge video matrix, integrated into X-Touch.According to Giacomo Galassi, “The new audio system guarantees optimum sound and helps create the perfect atmosphere throughout the entire day—from breakfast to after-dinner.“A complete renovation of this nature required a step forward in sound quality as well, and once again Martin Audio has been able to provide this.”With its extensive and tasty menu, the new-look Centrale Caffe is proving to be a landmark for both locals and tourists alike, since Arco and the surrounding area is a destination hotspot, located close to Lake Garda). Customers who gather there and sit in the terrace—overlooking the main square and the public gardens—can now dine or sip their aperitivo with appetizers, listening to high quality music in a perfect setting.For more information: https://martin-audio.comlast_img read more

U.S. House panel sets hearing to reform Federal Reserve

first_imgRepublicans in the U.S. House of Representatives, who have proposed bills to audit the Federal Reserve and to limit its policy mandate, on Monday set a hearing to discuss measures aimed at the U.S. central bank.The title of the hearing is “Legislation to Reform the Federal Reserve on Its 100-year Anniversary,” according to a memo from the U.S. House Financial Services Committee. The notice did not cite any specific legislation to be discussed at the hearing, set for Thursday, 10:00 am EST (1400 GMT).A spokesman for the committee did not return a call from Reuters seeking more details about the hearing. Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling has pledged to demand more transparency from the Fed.Some politicians have criticized the central bank for its aggressive actions after the financial crisis to lower unemployment and stimulate the economy using unconventional tools such as a monthly bond-buying program and building a balance sheet that now exceeds $4.5 trillion. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

SLC celebrates 35 years

first_img SLC celebrates 35 years SLC celebrates 35 years Southern Legal Counsel, a statewide not-for-profit public interest firm based in Gainesville, is celebrating its 35th anniversary.Founded in 1977 as an outgrowth of the Center for Governmental Responsibility at the University of Florida College of Law, the firm has traditionally represented people who would not have access to legal counsel otherwise.SLC was founded separate of the law school so it could litigate independently. Founders include Jon Mills, Chesterfield Smith, Sr., Joseph R. “Dick” Julin, Michael McIntosh, and Joseph Onek.The firm receives no government funding and focuses on the people and issues in greatest need of civil legal assistance.“We are a broad-focus public interest law firm, which means that we do not limit representation to a particular issue area,” said SLC Executive Director Jodi Siegel.Through the use of various litigation and policy advocacy strategies, the firm is able to live up to its mission of advocating for “equal justice for all and the attainment of basic human and civil rights,” she said.“‘Balancing the Scales’ — the title of an upcoming 35th anniversary booklet — is a wonderful summary of why I joined and support SLC,” said SLC Board of Directors Chair William Kalish. “SLC represents people with little or no voice against powerful interests. With the high quality representation SLC lawyers provide, they make the playing field even.. . . I applaud SLC’s 35 years.”To find out more information about SLC, or how to make a contribution, visit southernlegal.org.center_img August 15, 2012 Regular Newslast_img read more

Paige Williams and Gophers peaking at the right time

first_imgPaige Williams and Gophers peaking at the right timeTony SaundersJunior Paige Williams performs her floor routine at Maturi Pavilion on Friday, Feb 15. Paul HodowanicMarch 14, 2019Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintIn just two months, the Gophers’ women’s gymnastics team has gone from the No. 22 ranked team in the country to No. 9.The Gophers have climbed the rankings steadily each week and have put together their best two performances in back-to-back weeks to vault them into the top-10 nationally and second among all Big Ten teams, trailing only No.7 Michigan.Against Pittsburgh on March 2, Minnesota put up the second-highest team score in program history with a 197.500. Minnesota followed up that performance with a 197.025 at the Elevate the Stage event, the ninth-highest in team history.“I’ve been really proud of the team,” said head coach Jenny Hansen. “They are always searching for more and are never satisfied. … Their expectations keep rising, and I think it has been able to show them what they are capable of.”Paige Williams has led the charge for the Gophers, posting back-to-back career meets. On March 2 against Pittsburgh, Williams finished with a career-high 9.900 on vault, winning the event title. She was also crowned the floor exercise champion for the event with a 9.925. Following the meet, Williams was announced as the Big Ten Event Specialist of the Week for the first time in her career.Williams continued her superior form on March 8 at the Elevate the Stage competition. The Wylie, Texas native finished with another career-high, this time on the floor exercise with a 9.975. The score is tied for the highest in program history; Lindsay Mable, MaryAnne Kelley and Carolyn Yernberg are the only other gymnasts to achieve it.“All her landings were spot-on,” Hansen said. “She’s got great amplitude, but even the little things were done so well that day. I knew it was going to be a great score. I didn’t know what she was going to get but I knew it was going to be a good one.” Her performance aided in posting the one of the highest team floor scores in Gopher history with a 49.475. On Tuesday, the Big Ten announced Williams as the Specialist of the Week for the second consecutive week.“I was pretty excited,” Williams said of the awards. “It just shows that all of my hard work in the gym is paying off.”Williams is currently ranked No.17 in the country on the floor exercise, a huge jump from her No. 40 position at the beginning of the season. Floor exercise wasn’t always Williams’ focus, who came to the University with a passion and focus for the vault. However, with a new routine this year, Williams has been able to show off more of her personality and flare, which has resulted in higher scores.On vault, Williams relies on her explosiveness, something coach Hansen said she and the team are in awe of during practice.“I don’t work on it so much; I think it just happens,” Williams said. “It just seems to come with my gymnastics.”Williams and the Gophers look to continue recent success in their final regular-season meet of the year Friday March 15, taking on No. 7 Michigan, No. 19 Missouri and Centenary in Columbia, Missouri. before heading to Pennsylvania for the Big Ten championships.“I want them to keep doing what they are doing; I don’t want to change anything,” Hansen said. “Our consistency has been great; we are just trying to do the little things well. That’s the theme of the week: Everything matters [and] little things lead to big moments, so that’s what we are trying to do.”last_img read more

Highly resistant MCR-1 ‘superbug’ found in US for first time

first_imgBacteria carrying the very worrisome MCR-1 resistance gene—which makes the last-line antibiotic colistin useless against them—have been found in human and animal samples for the first time in the United States, according to a report today in Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy and a statement by federal health officials.A Chinese team first described the MCR-1 gene last November, after finding it in pigs, pork, and humans. Since then scientists in several countries have found the gene, sometimes alongside other resistance genes, after examining their sample collections. The gene can be transferred to other organisms, compounding the concern.Today’s findings involve a 49-year-old woman whose urine contained Escherichia coli harboring the MCR-1 gene and an E coli isolate from a pig intestine that also contained the colistin-resistance gene.MCR-1 in urine sampleThe woman sought care at a Pennsylvania clinic for symptoms of a urinary tract infection 1 month ago today, according to researchers at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) and Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Silver Spring, Md. An E coli isolate cultured from her urine was forwarded to Walter Reed for drug-resistance testing.Susceptibility testing revealed the pathogen to be extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL)—producing E coli, which are typically resistant to several common antibiotics like penicillin and cephalosporins. Real-time polymerase chain reaction revealed the presence of the MCR-1 gene, signifying extreme drug resistance. In total, the bacterium contained 15 antibiotic-resistance genes on two plasmids (small DNA strands), one of them a novel IncF plasmid.”Colistin is one of the last efficacious antibiotics for the treatment of highly resistant bacteria. The emergence of a transferable gene that confers resistance to this vital antibiotic is extremely disturbing,” said lead author Patrick McGann, PhD, of WRAIR, in a Walter Reed news release.”The discovery of this gene in the U.S. is equally concerning, and continued surveillance to identify reservoirs of this gene within the military healthcare community and beyond is critical to prevent its spread,” he added.The authors wrote in their study, “The association between mcr-1 and IncF plasmids is concerning as these plasmids are vehicles for the dissemination of antibiotic resistance and virulence genes among the Enterobacteriaceae.”Continued surveillance to determine the true frequency for this gene in the USA is critical.”The woman had not traveled outside the country in the previous 5 months, the authors wrote, so the strain is unlikely to have been imported. So far Walter Reed has tested 20 other ESBL-producing E coli isolates, and all have been susceptible to colistin, according to the study.The isolate will be stored in Walter Reed’s Multidrug Resistant Organism Repository and Surveillance Network (MRSN), the release said. Researchers will be able to access it for research on drugs and other MCR-1 countermeasures.”Through our surveillance system, we have the unique ability to coordinate source information with susceptibility and sequencing data, and if need be, go back to understand changes in infecting organisms to best treat infection and track emerging multidrug resistant organisms,” said Col. Emil Lesho, MRSN director.US public health officials are urgently responding to contain and prevent the potential spread of MCR-1, according to the release. The active surveillance that helped identify the woman’s isolate and the storage of isolates helps researchers identify trends in resistance and prevalence.The MRSN is a key component of the National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria, the release notes.Resistant gene in swine sampleOn the animal side, today US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) scientists reported that they have found colistin-resistant E coli in a single sample from a pig intestine, HHS said in a blog post.The MCR-1 sample is also resistant to ampicillin, streptomycin, sulfisoxazole, tetracycline, and other antibiotics.The USDA used a modified technique for detecting MCR-1, “employing a targeted and extremely sensitive method to examine whole bacterial populations found in intestinal samples from food-producing animals,” according to the post. So far the swine intestine sample was the only 1 of 949 samples screened that tested positive for MCR-1.In addition, HHS’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration have used whole-genome sequencing to search for MCR-1 in Salmonella, E coli and Klebsiella isolates obtained from people and retail meats. As of April, more than 44,000 Salmonella and 9,000 E coli and Shigella isolates have tested negative for MCR-1, HHS noted.”Although the findings suggest that mcr-1-mediated colistin resistance might be rare, HHS and USDA remind consumers that cooking all meat, poultry and fish to its proper internal temperature kills bacteria, viruses and other foodborne pathogens, whether or not they are antibiotic-resistant,” the blog post said.Beginning this fall, the CDC’s antibiotic resistance lab network will provide the infrastructure and lab capacity for seven to eight regional labs, as well as labs in all states and seven major cities and territories, to detect and respond to resistant organisms recovered from human samples, HHS said.The blog post also said that the CDC is working with the Department of Defense, the Pennsylvania Department of Health, and other authorities to identify close contacts of the Pennsylvania patient and whether anyone became infected with bacteria containing the MCR-1 gene. And the USDA is trying to determine the farm of origin for the pig sample.See also:May 26 Antimicrob Agents Chemother reportMay 26 Walter Reed news releaseMay 26 HHS blog postlast_img read more

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Sep 11, 2017

first_imgMore children with asthma getting unnecessary antibiotics, study findsNew research presented today at the annual meeting of the European Respiratory Society (ERS) indicates that children with asthma are more likely to be prescribed antibiotics than those without a diagnosis of asthma, even though antibiotics are not recommended for asthma treatment.The study, presented by Esme Baan, MD, of Erasmus University in the Netherlands, compared antibiotic prescription data for 1.5 million children from the United Kingdom, including 150,000 with asthma, and 375,000 from the Netherlands, including approximately 30,000 with asthma. The patients, ages 5 to 18 years, were identified from population-based primary care databases in both countries.Baan and her co-authors found that 197 antibiotic prescriptions were dispensed per 1,000 children with asthma per year in the Netherlands, compared with 126 prescriptions per 1,000 children without asthma. The United Kingdom saw 374 antibiotic prescriptions per 1,000 children with asthma annually, compared with 250 prescriptions per 1,000 children without asthma. In both countries, amoxicillin was the most commonly prescribed antibiotic.Baan said in a news release that their analysis found most of the antibiotic prescriptions in the asthmatic children were linked to asthma exacerbations or bronchitis—conditions often caused by a virus.”It can be difficult for a GP [general practitioner] to differentiate between a deterioration in asthma symptoms and a bacterial respiratory infection,” Baan said. “We think this might be leading to more antibiotic prescriptions in children with asthma.”The Netherlands and the United Kingdom both follow the same international guidelines on asthma treatment, which state that antibiotics should not be given for deterioration in asthma symptoms. Baan says she suspects the situation may be similar in other countries.Sep 11 ERS International Congress 2017 news release Sep 11 MedPage Today story Environmental hygiene cited as key to combating resistant bacteria in ICUClinicians in Spain were able to combat a simultaneous intensive care unit (ICU) outbreak of OXA-48–producing Enterobacteriaceae (OXA-48-PE) and multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii (MRAB) by focusing on environmental hygiene and other measures, according to a new study in the American Journal of Infection Control.The authors describe on outbreak from July to October 2015 that involved 13 patients colonized or infected by OXA-48-PE and 18 by MRAB in an ICU. Interventions included patient isolation, daily hygiene with 4% chlorhexidine soap, and contact precautions. An in-depth cleaning of the ICU was performed with a chlorine solution, followed by decontamination with vaporized hydrogen peroxide (VHP). Researchers obtained environmental samples before and after the decontamination.The cumulative incidence of OXA-48-PE and MRAB was 3.48% and 4.81%, respectively, before interventions. In the period after the intervention, the rates were 0.8% and 0%, respectively. Before the VHP biodecontamination, 4.5% of environmental samples were positive for OXA-48-PE and none for MRAB. After biodecontamination, 1.4% of samples were positive for OXA-48-PE and none for MRAB.The authors conclude, “This study emphasizes the importance of environmental hygiene in the control of outbreaks caused by microorganisms of high environmental impact. The rapid effect after the VHP treatment suggests an influence of this measure in eradication.”Sep 8 Am J Infect Control studylast_img read more

Harvest Energy Technology will build 100 hydrogen generators in Taiwan

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