Groundhog Day Begins on Broadway

first_imgAndy Karl in ‘Groundhog Day’ at London’s Old Vic(Photo: Manuel Harlan) Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 17, 2017 View Comments Related Showscenter_img Turn off that alarm clock and head to Broadway’s August Wilson Theatre, as the new musical Groundhog Day begins performances today. Opening night is set for April 17.Based on the 1993 movie, Groundhog Day stars two-time Tony nominee Andy Karl as TV weatherman Phil, who reluctantly goes to cover the story of Punxsutawney Phil for the third year in a row. Making no effort to hide his frustration, he covers the story and moves on, expecting his job to be finished. However, he awakes the “following” day and discovers that it’s Groundhog Day again, and the fun happens again and again and again. He soon realizes he must take advantage of it in order to secure the love of coworker Rita (newcomer Barrett Doss).Groundhog Day features a book by Danny Rubin (who cowrote the screenplay) and a score by Matilda genius Tim Minchin. Matthew Warchus directs with choreography by Billy Elliot Tony winner Peter Darling.The full cast includes Rebecca Faulkenberry, John Sanders, Andrew Call, Raymond J. Lee, Heather Ayers, Kevin Bernard, Gerard Canonico, Rheaume Crenshaw, Michael Fatica, Katy Geraghty, Camden Gonzales, Jordan Grubb, Taylor Iman Jones, Tari Kelly, Josh Lamon, Joseph Medeiros, Sean Montgomery, William Parry, Jenna Rubaii, Vishal Vaidya, Travis Waldschmidt and Natalie Wisdom. Groundhog Daylast_img read more

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Phil Scott disappointed in Shumlin Administration’s decision on EB-5 investor solicitation

first_imgVermont Business Magazine Lieutenant Governor Phil Scott today issued the following statement on recent revelations the Shumlin Administration allowed Jay Peak’s owners to continue to solicit investors months after the federal Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) launched its investigation. Scott is also a Republican candidate for governor.“As a public servant and candidate for Governor, my priorities are growing the economy, making Vermont more affordable and restoring faith and trust in state government,” Scott said in a statement. “With proper oversight, the EB-5 program can be a useful tool for stimulating much-needed investment and economic growth in Vermont.“I was disappointed to learn from Vermont Public Radio(link is external)’s recent report that the Shumlin Administration enabled the owners of the EB-5 projects in the Northeast Kingdom, who are accused of multiple counts of fraud, to continue to solicit investors for months after the SEC had suspended that permission for Jay Peak.  Even after repeatedly failing to provide compliance information to state regulators, they were allowed to raise more money. By the Administration’s own admission, it was a ‘calculated risk.’  Yet, they’ve not yet explained why they took this risk or why they allowed the problem to continue to grow.“Whatever their reasons for allowing the scheme to continue while under federal investigation, the fact that journalists had to dig up this information further undermines faith and trust in state government.“It also points to the lack of accountability and checks and balances that develop in a system of government controlled entirely by one party.“In order to grow the economy, we need leaders who will capably and transparently oversee programs and put regulatory responsibility ahead of politics. This is essential to restoring faith and trust in state government, the integrity of Vermont’s regulatory system and the value of this economic development program.”Source: Scott campaign. 7.14.2016last_img read more

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Regulating your credit union’s social media before it starts regulating you

first_img 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by Jane PannierIf there’s one thing financial institutions can’t avoid anymore, it’s social media. Whether you’ve hopped on the bandwagon already or you’re hoping it will pass you by unnoticed, the FFIEC recommends the following guidance for considering the effect social media could have on your institution, for better or worse.OverviewThe Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) has finalized its supervisory guidance on the application of consumer compliance regulations and risk management to the use of social media as a delivery channel. Financial institutions’ increasing use of social media can increase compliance, legal, operational, and reputation risk, as well as increase the risk of harm to consumers if the financial institution exercises poor oversight of its social media program. Financial institutions (FIs) are expected to use this guidance to ensure that their policies and procedures identify appropriate oversight and controls, including the performance of risk assessments that are commensurate with the institution’s size, complexity, activities, and third-party relationships.Social media is defined as a form of interactive online communication in which users can generate and share content. Social media can take a number of forms from micro-blogging sites—such as Facebook, Google Plus, MySpace, and Twitter—to forums, blogs, customer review websites like Yelp, bulletin boards, photo and video sites like Flickr and YouTube, professional networking sites like LinkedIn, virtual worlds like Second Life, and social games, such as FarmVille and CityVille. This guidance does not include stand-alone messages sent by email or text message in its definition of social media.Social Media Risk Management ProgramFIs should adopt an appropriate risk management program based on a risk assessment of its use of social media that allows the institution to identify, measure, monitor, and control the risks associated with social media. Even if your institution does not use social media, you should consider the negative comments and complaints that could arise from social media platforms that the institution may need to monitor and respond to.The social media risk management program should include participation from the institution’s compliance, technology, information security, legal, human resources, and marketing staff. The guidance recommends that the risk management program include:Clear roles and responsibilities through which the Board and/or senior management direct how social media contributes to strategic goals and establishes controls and ongoing assessments of social media activities;Policies and procedures that address the use and monitoring of social media and the methodologies that will be used to address risks from online postings, edits, replies, and retention;A process for selecting and managing third-party relationships in connection with social media;An employee training program on the official, work-related use of social media that includes impermissible activities;Audit and compliance functions to ensure ongoing compliance with internal policies and procedures, as well as all applicable laws, regulations, and guidance; andParameters for providing appropriate reporting so that the Board and/or senior management can periodically evaluate the effectiveness of the social media program. continue reading »last_img read more

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Leading international experts in the field of health tourism at the HTI conference

first_imgPrestigious HTI (Health Tourism Industry) conference, which is being held in Croatia for the second time from February 28 to March 2 in Hotel Lone in Rovinj, through a rich program and accompanying facilities will bring together leading national and international experts, top lecturers and panelists and exclusive guests from the field of health tourism. WITHThe participants of the conference will also receive a special lecture by the luxury travel expert of the famous actress Eva LaRue, who gained world fame by playing detective Natalia Boa Vista in the American series CSI Miami. The seventh edition of the HTI conference is interesting for its innovative 3in1 integrated gathering that includes two more international events – ILHA (International Luxury Hotel Association) Summit and TTM (Taste the Mediterranean) Festival. As part of the program, awards will be given to the best destinations in health tourism based on the Medical Tourism Index survey. In the survey, which involved over 5 participants, the United Kingdom received the most votes, followed by Germany and France.The partner of the conference is the Croatian National Tourist Board, whose workshop “Buy Croatia” for health tourism will gather over 40 large customers of services from around the world, which is certainly a good opportunity to position themselves and find out what the wishes and needs of clients.last_img read more

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Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Sep 25, 2018

first_imgAntifungal stewardship tied to an 89% drop in inappropriate prescribingA small single-center UK study has demonstrated that a diagnostics-driven antifungal stewardship (AFS) program was tied to an 89% drop in inappropriate prescribing, according to a study yesterday in the Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy.University of Manchester researchers assessed the AFS program at Wythenshawe Hospital, which has been developed over the past 8 years. It includes: (1) updating and clarifying antifungal guidelines, (2) involving and educating stewardship champions, (3) improving access to timely diagnostic testing, and (4) reducing unnecessary antifungal use.The study included all patients who were prescribed micafungin for suspected or proven invasive candidiasis during 4-month audit periods in 2014 and 2016. The team reviewed prescriptions and patient records against AFS guidelines, as well as antifungal consumption and mortality data.The investigators found that the number of patients treated for invasive candidiasis decreased from 39 in 2014 to 29 in 2016, mainly because of a reduction in patients initiated on antifungal therapy inappropriately—18 in 2014 and only 2 in 2016, an 89% drop. Antifungal therapy was stopped following negative biomarker results in 12 patients in 2014 and 10 patients in 2016. Crude mortality caused by proven or probable invasive candidiasis decreased from 45% to 19% (a 58% reduction), and antifungal consumption dropped by 49%.Sep 24 J Antimicrob Chemother study CARB-X calls for open data sharing to spur antibiotic innovationKevin Outterson, JD, the executive director of CARB-X, is calling on antibacterial researchers around the world to “help others learn from their setbacks” by openly sharing data from unsuccessful research in an effort to accelerate development to combat drug-resistant infections, CARB-X said in a news release yesterday.As part of this effort, CARB-X (Combating Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria Biopharmaceutical Accelerator), a public-private partnership, has reached an agreement with Achaogen to the non-exclusive transfer of compounds, scientific data, and assays to Forge Therapeutics from its innovative LpxC program. Achaogen announced last year that it had stopped the early development program over unexpected toxicity findings. Forge plans to review Achaogen’s body of LpxC knowledge and apply the findings to its on-going LpxC research program.Using a different chemistry approach than Achaogen, Forge is developing a novel class of antibiotics to treat gram-negative bacteria such as Pseudomonas aeruginosa and multidrug-resistant Enterobacteriaceae.”Science is hard; most projects end for any number of reasons,” Outterson said. “Typically, this knowledge and even the compounds themselves would be shuttered and locked away after a project is stopped. Given the economic realities of antibacterial research and the urgent need for new antibiotics, we need to adopt a more collaborative approach where it makes sense to do so.”CARB-X is encouraged by public data-sharing initiatives like the SPARK initiative announced by PEW Charitable Trusts last year and Wellcome Trust’s Open Research initiative, launched in 2016, according to the release.Sep 24 CARB-X news releaselast_img read more

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BorgWarner Names David Brown to Board of Directors

first_imgLSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisement DeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business.  DeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain. With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit.  CHICAGO — David Brown, president and CEO of Owens Corning, has been appointed to the BorgWarner board of directors. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Brown joined Owens Corning in a sales and marketing capacity in 1978 and held a variety of positions with the company before being named president and CEO in April 2002. Owens Corning is a $5 billion world leader in building materials and composite systems and solutions. The company operates in more than 300 locations globally. A resident of Toledo, Ohio, Brown serves on the board of directors for the Toledo Museum of Art and the Dean’s Advisory Council for Purdue’s Krannert School of Management. He is a past board member of several industry associations including the Executive Committee of the North American Manufacturers Association. For more information about BorgWarner, visit: www.bwauto.com. _______________________________________ Click here to view the rest of today’s headlines.,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementlast_img read more

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Letter To The Editor: Offering An Olive Branch To The Polaris Charter School Governing Board

first_imgBy Superintendent Kurt SteinhausLos Alamos Public SchoolsCongratulations on working together to complete your 338-page application. It is clear that you have worked very hard on what may seem like a dissertation without the associated degree.  Your grassroots work is to be commended. In reading the proposed Polaris plan, I can see many good ideas and educational approaches. I resonate with the idea of using formative assessments to develop a growth mindset for student learning.This letter is to send an open invitation to meet and work together. After all, Los Alamos is a small town and we want what is best for every child in our community. Whether the Charter is approved or not, it would be great to open a line of communication, share approaches, and maximize the very limited education resources available in our community. We may even want to hold a community meeting to seek additional input from students and parents.I know and respect every member of the proposed Polaris Governing Board and it seems like we could work together on creative and innovative approaches. For example, since Polaris does not have a school counselor, we can schedule joint workshops through our Healthy Schools Initiative. Let’s talk. If helpful, I can contact Liz Martineau to find a time to “roll up our sleeves” and get to work for students.last_img read more

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gasworld Expo Europe 2015

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Hopes of a recovery on shaky ground

first_imgStay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to building.co.ukBreaking industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters To continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY Subscribe now for unlimited access Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our communitylast_img read more

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Target Logistics moves fertilizer plant

first_imgThe consignment travelled from Germany to Pakistan through Antwerp, says Saima Khan, Target Logistics business development manager.The consignment consisted of a waste heat boiler weighing 68 tonnes, a 41 tonne steam drum and a set down corner, riser piping and nine cases of spare parts weighing a total of 6.7 tonnes. The total consignment, which moved on the Conti Lines vessel Conti Express, weighed 126.4 tonnes.last_img

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