Star Files A talented group of stage-and-screen stars have signed on to lead the Hollywood Bowl’s upcoming production of Into the Woods. Featuring direction and choreography by Tony nominee Robert Longbottom and musical direction by Kevin Stites, the production will run from July 26-28.Initial casting includes Tony winner Patina Miller (Pippin, Madam Secretary) as The Witch, Gaten Matarazzo (Les Misérables, Stranger Things) as Jack and Shanice Williams (The Wiz Live!) as Little Red. Tony winner Whoopi Goldberg (The View) will voice the role of The Giant.Featuring a Tony-winning book by James Lapine and a Tony-winning score by Stephen Sondheim, Into the Woods offers an unconventional musical retelling of classic fairy tale stories. The tuner debuted on Broadway in 1987 and was made into a major motion picture in 2014. View Comments Patina Miller Patina Miller(Photo: Emilio Madrid-Kuser for Broadway.com)
The Shumlin Administration and Vermont Troopers’Association (VTA) announced today that the administration and the VTA have reached a tentative agreement on a new two year labor contract, subject to ratification by the VTA membership. The existing contract is scheduled to end on June 30 of this year. The tentative agreement includes no across the board increase in existing salaries and continues existing step increases. The tentative agreement also increases some health insurance co-payment from $15.00 to $20.00 per visit. In addition, the tentative agreement addresses a number of administrative issues of concerns to both the VTA and VSP, including: Ã Payment for off-duty functions integral to the job on a biweekly basis, and not a lump sum.Ã Revisions of work schedules for Narcotics Investigation and Executive Protection Unit staff.Ã Clarification of compensation provisions for work-related phone calls during off-duty hours.Ã Incorporation of existing practices related to injuries incurred in preparation for VSP Fitness Testing Program.Ã Creation of two new special teams (Clandestine Laboratory and Drug Recognition Expert Team), with a Special Team Allowance of $400/year.Ã Addition of Sergeants to the Shift Bidding provisions.Ã Creation of a labor/management study of residency requirements for Bureau of Criminal Investigation officers. Governor Peter Shumlin and VTA President Michael O’Neil expressed satisfaction with the tentative agreement, noting it reflected a balance between compensating troopers fairly and addressing budget constraints in a fiscally responsible manner. The agreement follows a previously filed position reclassification requested by Vermont Troopers’Association, as provided for by State statute, which resulted in increased salaries for the VTA membership. The new contract itself does not result in significant new costs to the State, while the existing steps will cost approximately $800 thousand in FY14 and the reclassification will result in approximately $2 million in additional payroll costs. Some of these costs were planned for in the pay act and the remainder will be absorbed within existing budget parameters. State of Vermont. 5.13.2013
University of Vermont,Vermont Business Magazine University of Vermont President Tom Sullivan has decided to close the University from noon today until 6 am. Thursday due to severe winter blizzard conditions. The President’s decision is based upon the recommendation of UVM’s Emergency Operations Group, which has been monitoring the weather forecast closely. Winter Storm Stella is expected to create blizzard conditions with snow fall rates of 1-3 inches per hour and more than 30-mile-hour sustained winds and gusts. Travel conditions are expected to be extremely hazardous. The National Weather Service recommends avoiding all unnecessary travel.All administrative offices will be closed and events are being cancelled during this time period. The University is on spring break and no classes are scheduled this week.Essential employees including emergency support personnel should report to work as scheduled and assigned by their supervisor. Primarily these employees will be in Police Services, Custodial Services, Physical Plant and Animal Care departments. Supervisors will contact employees regarding their assignments during this period.The more than 300 students who remained on campus are being urged to remain in or near their residence halls.Source: UVM 3.14.2017
Gophers rise in polls but lose to top competitorsJayson Ness and Scott Glasser are a big reason Minn. is row ranked No. 5. Austin CumbladJanuary 17, 2010Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintWhat is there to say about Gophers wrestling as it turns to a new decade and the second half of its 100th season? Plenty, but there are two things especially to keep an eye on during the infancy of 2010: the continued dominance of Jayson Ness and the meteoric rise of Scott Glasser. NessâÄô 19-0 start to his senior season is hardly surprising. Already a three-time All-American in as many tries and MinnesotaâÄôs all-time pin leader , thereâÄôs only the national championship mountain left to summit. No doubt 19 straight wins âÄî with 14 falls âÄî has put him on pace. âÄúI think IâÄôve been wrestling probably the best IâÄôve ever wrestled,âÄù Ness, ranked No. 2 at 133-pounds, said of his season thus far. âÄúI think IâÄôve been improving in all areas.âÄù How much heâÄôs improved will be more obvious Jan. 22 in East Lansing when he wrestles top-ranked Franklin Gomez of Michigan State. Ness has dispatched a number of ranked opponents already this season but Gomez may be the biggest obstacle between him and both a Big Ten and national title. GlasserâÄôs recent dominance, meanwhile, was not as easily foreseeable. The 174 class was one of the few weights not solidified for Minnesota prior to the season, and for early duals, Glasser and Cody Yohn split time until Glasser grabbed the starting spot with a third place finish at the Southern Scuffle and followed that with three straight upsets. In the waning days of 2009, Glasser strung together eight consecutive wins to take third at the Southern Scuffle after dropping his opening round match. He credits that tournament with catapulting him towards his current No. 8 national ranking. âÄúLosing the first match is a nightmare to a lot of people and I really wasnâÄôt happy with myself,âÄù Glasser said. âÄúI said, âÄòAlright, I have nothing to lose right now, IâÄôm just going to go out there and wrestle as hard as I can.âÄô ThatâÄôs what I did, good things happened, and I havenâÄôt stopped doing that since.âÄù The weekend following the Southern Scuffle, the Gophers lost to Iowa State 19-16 in a dual decided by a pin, but Glasser won his ninth straight on that Sunday, upsetting 11th-ranked Duke Burk 7-2. On Jan. 9 and Jan. 10 at the National Duals, Glasser, then ranked 13th, notched three more victories sandwiching a loss to No. 2 Jay Borschel of Iowa. He upset two more wrestlers, No. 9 Dorian Henderson of Missouri and No. 5 Ben Bennett of Central Michigan . But upsets are in the eye of the beholder. On paper, Glasser upset three straight opponents; he expected victories. âÄúI know IâÄôm better than those guys, and I needed to prove that to myself,âÄù Glasser said. âÄúEvery single match that I won gave me more confidence for the next match. I didnâÄôt change my style or anything; it was just my attitude, my mentality.âÄù As for Minnesota as a team, most results during the holiday went exactly as predicted on paper. The Gophers are ranked No. 5 in the most recent National Wrestling Coaches Association poll , moving up from 6th where they have spent most of the season. In just half a month, Minnesota has wrestled top-ranked Iowa, No. 2 Iowa State, No. 3 Ohio State and then-No. 5 Central Michigan. And apart from a sound 25-9 win over the Chippewas, the Gophers have struggled against the nationâÄôs elite teams. They fell to the Hawkeyes, Cyclones and Buckeyes by scores of 28-12, 19-16 and 26-12 . Instead of being discouraged by the results, head assistant coach Joe Russell said facing top teams early in the year provides an important measuring stick and allows the team to diagnose necessary areas of improvement. âÄúItâÄôs a good gauge for our guys to kind of find out where weâÄôre at,âÄù Russell said. âÄúWe got whooped up on a few times, so we know we have a lot of hard work ahead of us.âÄù
Pinterest Share Share on Facebook LinkedIn Email Share on Twitter One in four young people have experienced chronic pain and a mental disorder. According to a new report in the Journal of Pain, the onset of pain is often preceded by mental disorders: an above-average rate of incidence of depression, anxiety disorders, and behavioral disorders occurs before the onset of headaches, back pain and neck pain. The report is based on the findings of researchers at the University of Basel and Ruhr-Universität Bochum, who analyzed data from around 6,500 teenagers from the USA.Mental disorders and chronic pain have an adverse effect on quality of life and well-being in those affected and present a huge challenge for the health system. Studies on adults have already shown that mental disorders and chronic pain frequently occur together.Now, a research group led by private lecturer Dr. Marion Tegethoff of the University of Basel’s Faculty of Psychology has investigated how often and in what patterns – and, above all, in what chronological order – these connections occur in children and young people. Funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation, the project analyzed a representative sample population from the USA, consisting of 6,483 young people between the ages of 13 and 18. Living in fearThe researchers found that more than a quarter (25.9%) of the young people had suffered from chronic pain and at least one mental disorder during their lifetime. At the same time, they identified connections between all of the investigated types of mental disorders (such as affective disorders, anxiety disorders, behavioral disorders, substance-induced disorders, and eating disorders) and chronic pain disorders (such as back/neck pain and headaches). The onset of pain was frequently preceded by mental disorders. For example, affective disorders such as depression occurred particularly frequently before headaches. Furthermore, anxiety disorders often occurred before neck and back pain, as well as before headaches. Finally, behavioral disorders such as attention deficit/hyperactivity disorders also indicated a risk of headaches.As the analyzed data stems from an interdisciplinary study, it was not possible to investigate whether and how the causes of mental disorders and chronic pain are connected to one another. «The temporal connections identified in the study can give only preliminary indications that mental disorders could be causal risk factors for chronic pain. Future studies should focus on identifying the underlying biological and psychological mechanisms with a view to developing interdisciplinary approaches to prevention and treatment,» explains Marion Tegethoff, the study’s lead author. This could lead to early avoidance of the negative long-term consequences of mental disorders and the prevention of chronic pain.
‘Posts from the Road’ is a new feature that beginning today will appear in the Sunday edition of the Los Alamos Daily Post. Longtime Los Alamos photographer Gary Warren and his wife Marilyn are traveling around the country and he will share scenes they encounter while on the road. Today’s submission features the City of Rocks State Park in southwestern New Mexico between Deming and Silver City. In approaching the park entrance, visitors have a panoramic view of the ‘city of rocks’. The city is made up of hundreds of huge boulders, which provide a scenic drive, hiking trails, camping and picnicking areas. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.comStray Rocks: There are several stray rocks in the open prairie around the inner cluster of boulders, which create interesting vistas. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.comHiking: There are many hiking trails among and around the boulders as well as trails in the open space around the ‘city’. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.comHome on the Rocks: The Warren’s campsite during their stay at the city of rocks was tucked among the boulders on one side with views across the open range on the other. They camped at the park in February of this year and found the climate to be comfortable but a little windy at times. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com
Y News:The Y parking at 15th Street and Iris Street will be crowded Nov. 30 (the Saturday after Thanksgiving) and Dec. 7 (WinterFest) as the Y is sponsoring a sales event in its gymnasium 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days.There will be some food trucks and tent vendors in a few parking spaces, too.Should the Y lot be full, visitors may park at Central Park Square or Los Alamos County’s parking lot … but not at the Bradbury Complex (they will sticker and/or tow your vehicle).Lastly, volunteers are needed to help at the sale Nov. 30:7:30-9 a.m.: 2 volunteers to help vendors find their set-up location;9 a.m. to noon: 1 volunteer to operate a counter; watch vendors booths while they take a personal break;Noon to 12-3 p.m.: 1 volunteer for same as above; and3-4 p.m.: 1-2 volunteers to help put tables away.
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Following its strongest performance to date in its 16-year history, Seawork International, the commercial marine exhibition and conference, will encompass more stands, more facilities and more opportunities than ever before, when it opens for its three - day run on Tuesday 10 June, 2014.With year-on-year reservations showing positive growth, exhibition organisers Mercator Media, have taken the bold but calculated decision to increase the floor plan by a further 15% on 2013 by opening up the whole of Hall C. The exhibition also has up to 60 working vessels on display for demonstration, 300 metres of Quayside exhibits and features and an on-‐site conference covering topical issues affecting the commercial marine and offshore energy industries.From an organisational point of view, an interesting feature of the booking schedule is the number of exhibitors who re-‐booked for 2014 by the end of August 2013. The high level of exhibitors returning for next year, many – including Bainbridge International, Marine & Industrial Transmissions and Strategic Marine from Australia - requesting bigger stands, has contributed to the Seawork management expanding the boundaries of the exhibition once again.To facilitate faster entry for the 7,000+ visitors in 2014 and improve traffic flow throughout the exhibition and onto the quayside and pontoons, two registration areas (in Hall A and Hall C) are planned. Coaches from the free car parks and Southampton Central Station will drop off alternately to both entrances to spread the influx of visitors throughout the exhibition.Catering will be further enhanced in 2014 by an entirely new restaurant in Hall C, similar in capacity and choice to the established set-‐up in Hall A. This development will save visitors and exhibitors time queuing, while also providing a comfortable place to meet and discuss business off- stand.The exhibitor list for 2014 already features 300 companies and includes such internationally high profile names as Damen Shipyards, Harken, Furuno, Hamilton Jet and Scania.Press Release, October 08, 2013