Top 10! Sexy Aaron Tveit Photos, Broadway Fall Preview and Dish from Daniel Craig & Rachel Weisz Power the Week’s Hot Stories

first_img 2. FEATURE: It Takes Two! 12 Powerful Pairs That Gets Us Excited for Fall on Broadway 1. PHOTOS: Check Out Smoldering Photos of Aaron Tveit From His New Album The Radio in My Head 10. PHOTO: Hot Shot! Is Lea Michele Getting Ready to Star in Glee’s Funny Girl Revival? As the fall season kicks into gear, has all the hottest news, photos and features to keep stage fans in-the-know. Leading the list of this week’s most-read stories are fab photos of Aaron Tveit, a Broadway fall preview and more. Click to read the site’s top 10 features from September 6 through September 12: 3. NEWS: Hot Stage Couple Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz on Betrayal, Banned Bedroom Toys and Battling Dream Roles 6. NEWS: The Sun’ll Soon Set on Annie; Award-Winning Broadway Revival Sets Closing Date 5. PHOTOS: Ryan Reynolds & Blake Lively Enjoy a Broadway Date Night at Big Fishcenter_img View Comments 7. NEWS: A Tale of Two Endings: Controversy Swirls Over August: Osage County Film 9. NEWS: See Idina Menzel Hit the Big City in the New Poster for the Broadway-Bound Musical If/Then 8. FEATURE: Back-to-School Weekend Poll: Who Is Your Favorite Broadway Teacher? 4. NEWS: Hedwing and the Angry Inch, Starring Neil Patrick Harris, Sets Broadway Dates and Theaterlast_img read more

Scott Prepares for the Future of Road Disc with Flat Mounts, 12mm Thru Axles…

first_imgWhile we’ve seen a few road bike dropper posts at trade shows, they’re still mostly vaporware. However,  when they become available Scott will be ready at least with their Addict CX bikes. Each frame has a small hole on the back of the seat tube that with a grommet installed is the wiring port for Di2. Without Di2 though, the port can be used for dropper post cable routing hinting towards the Flat Mount is another new “standard” that has been met with confusion based on its compatibility. The new mounting system pioneered by Shimano allows for a tidier caliper at the rear of the bike and could potentially lead to the development of improved disc brakes for road. At the rear, the calipers bolt up from the bottom for easier access in tight frames, while the front bolts in from the back of the fork. Flat Mount frames are of course compatible with flat mount brakes, but they’re also compatible with all current road disc brakes with the right adapter.Again, Scott has gone all in with flat mount and you will find it on all of their 2016 road, cross, and gravel models. All of Scott’s disc brake equipped road, cross, and gravel bikes will be running 12×100 front and 12×142 rear thru axles for 2016. For Scott this is more about safety than anything else. After having a number of testers install a quick release, Scott’s engineers found them to have wide variation in clamping forces meaning some were too loose and some were tight. Their testing with thru axles found the clamping forces to be much more consistent as well as offering better centering of the brake rotor.We’ve been told by other companies that the smaller axles in the front are more appropriate for the forces associated with road bikes and will allow for lighter forks and potentially hubs – though more importantly a smaller axle would allow for the use of different bearings in the hub with larger balls for improved durability. However, for now most 15mm thru axle hubs can simply be converted to 12mm with different end caps. On Scott’s bikes, DT Swiss is providing the wheels and hubs. A lot of new “standards” have popped up lately in terms of thru axles and road disc brakes which many manufacturers have been slow to adopt. On the other hand, Scott’s 2016 lineup of road, gravel, and cross bikes is a different story. Rather than have different standards on their bikes across the line, Scott is implementing all of the latest technologies which should make their bikes somewhat future proof. That is of course, unless the new “standards” fail to gain universal acceptance.Truthfully, that shouldn’t be a problem as the flat mount brake mounts are backwards compatible, and we’re assuming that the thru axle sizes will become widely accepted fairly soon. And a road dropper post? By the looks of things, we can probably expect them sometime soon as well… Once Chris King and Enve showed off their 12 mm front thru axles at NAHBS, we expected it was just the tip of the iceberg. After a few small manufacturers jumped on board, we’re starting to see 12mm road thru axles become common place for road, cross, and gravel bikes, but Scott is the first manufacturer we know of that is using them across the board.last_img read more

Leahy, Sanders support successful ENDA vote

first_imgOn Thursday, the US Senate voted 64-32 in favor of a bill to prohibit workplace discrimination against gay, bisexual and transgender Americans. Vermont Senators Leahy and Sanders supported the measure. Their statements follow.Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont): “The Senate has an historic opportunity today to take discrimination out of the workplace by casting a vote for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA). Today’s vote has been 20 years in the making, and it is long overdue for Congress to extend these protections to all American workers.’  Years from now we will look back on this remedy as another substantial milestone on our Nation’s everlasting quest to achieve a more perfect union ‘ a quest to realize more completely the motto engraved in Vermont marble above the Supreme Court building that declares: ‘Equal Justice Under Law.’’ “We now have protections for workers from discrimination on the basis of race, sex, religion, national origin and disability, as we should.’  Yet there are no Federal protections from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.’  In 29 states, it is still legal for an employer to fire employees based on their sexual orientation, and in 33 states employees can be fired based on their gender identity.’  Maintaining the status quo would keep in place a system that supports a second-class of workers in a majority of states.’  This runs counter to our founding values.’  It is time to remedy that.’ “As the son of Vermont printers, I learned at an early age the primary importance of the First Amendment.’  The First Amendment in our Bill of Rights is the foundation of our democracy and our way of life.’  It is one of the most defining principles of our national character.’  It helps preserve all of our other rights.’  By guaranteeing a free press and the free exercise of religion, it ensures an informed electorate and the freedom to worship God and to practice our religion as we choose ‘ or to practice no religion at all.’ ‘ “Religious freedom does not end with the vital protections afforded by the First Amendment.’  The bill before us contains important protections for religious organizations by ensuring that they can continue to make significant faith-based employment decisions.’  The carefully crafted religious exemption in this legislation is consistent with the freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution.’ “All Americans deserve civil rights protections under our Constitution, which, in addition to the First Amendment, also ensures due process and equal protection.’  In previous legislative debates like the one before us today, Congress has protected and bolstered these rights by passing legislation to fill gaps in our Federal laws.’  This includes passing legislation to protect the practice of religion without discrimination, to prevent pay discrimination based on sex, and to serve openly in the military.’  By passing the remedy before us today, we will take another significant step forward in taking discrimination out of our laws and ensuring the equal treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans.’ “I thank Chairman Harkin and Senators Merkley and Collins for their leadership on this significant, overdue, and bipartisan antidiscrimination remedy.’  I also am mindful and appreciative of the leading role that Senator Jim Jeffords of my State of Vermont took in advancing this remedy during his time in this body.’  And I thank Majority Leader Reid for making this a priority for the Senate.’  I know that my late friend Senator Kennedy is smiling down on this chamber today as we advance his efforts to end employment discrimination.’  Today we can honor his legacy with this historic vote.‘  Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) said: ‘I am very pleased that the Senate has taken this important step toward making America the democratic and inclusive society it should be. Today’s vote was a long-overdue victory in the struggle to end workplace discrimination against gay and transgender Americans.’’  The legislation was first introduced in the Senate nearly two decades ago. ‘ The Senate-passed measure now goes to the House.’ Vermont has prohibited discrimination based on sexual orientation since 1992.’ It has been illegal to discriminate against transgender Vermonters since 2007.Leahy and Sanders 11.7.2013last_img read more

Shumlin, NE governors take action on opioid abuse, surface transportation and LIHEAP

first_imgVermont Business Magazine At the 39th annual Conference of New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premieres (NEG/ECP) in St Johns, NB, today, Gov. Peter Shumlin and the Coalition of Northeastern Governors (CONEG) took action on issues affecting the region, including the opioid epidemic, national surface transportation legislation, and Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). Shumlin and five other New England governors recommended to Dr. Stephen Ostroff, Acting Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that the FDA require labeling changes for Immediate Release opioid analgesics that effectively communicate to patients and prescribers the serious risks of addiction, overdose, neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS), and death associated with the drugs. They also wrote to Canadian Health Minister Rona Ambrose urging accelerated action by the Ministry to align the regulatory approaches of the U.S. FDA and Health Canada on regulations for tamper resistant/abuse deterrent guidelines for controlled-release oxycodone products.(Click here to read the full letter to the FDA(link is external) and here for Health Canada(link is external))On transportation issues, CONEG members also agreed on language urging Congress to act quickly to ensure continuity and stability of the nation’s highway, transit, rail and safety programs and the Highway Trust Fund.(Click here to read the full Surface Transportation Authorization letter(link is external))In a letter to U.S. House and Senate authorization leaders regarding the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), the six governors urged lawmakers to secure the maximum funding level for low-income families within the Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Appropriations bill. CONEG members asked Congress to maintain the current language from the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of 2015 so that states can efficiently assist low-income households with the delivery of essential home heating oil or restoration of vital gas or electric utility service as soon as winter weather arrives.(Click here to read the full LIHEAP letter(link is external))The Northeast Governors met Monday morning in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador where the members participated in the 39th annual Conference of New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premieres (NEG/ECP). The New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers are in Newfoundland to discuss issues of regional importance including energy, trade and transportation. Governors Malloy (CT), Hassan (NH), Baker (MA), Shumlin (VT), LePage (ME) and a representative from Rhode Island participated in today’s CONEG meeting. PHOTO: Northeastern Governors & Eastern Canadian Premiers to make progress on energy issues affecting our regionlast_img read more

Cancellation of rescheduled IRONMAN event weekend in Texas

first_imgIRONMAN has confirmed the cancellation of the rescheduled IRONMAN Texas and the IRONMAN 70.3 Waco event, which were due to be held on the same weekend in October.The IRONMAN team released the following statement…When we postponed the IRONMAN Texas triathlon from its original date of April 25, 2020 and relocated it from The Woodlands to Waco to coincide with the IRONMAN 70.3 Waco weekend on October 17, 2020, we felt confident we would still be able to deliver an exceptional combined event.Unfortunately, based on further conversations with and direction from local Waco authorities in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, and with the health and safety of our community being an utmost priority, both the IRONMAN Texas and the Bicycle World Texas IRONMAN 70.3 Waco triathlons cannot take place in 2020.IRONMAN Texas will return to The Woodlands on April 24, 2021. IRONMAN 70.3 Waco will return in October 2021.All registered athletes of the 2020 IRONMAN Texas and Bicycle World Texas IRONMAN 70.3 Waco will be receiving an email with further information.In what has been a continually evolving and challenging time globally, we thank our athletes for their commitment and look forward to providing them with an exceptional race experience in the Relatedlast_img read more

Mission Mayor McConwell honored at reception; notes long list of satisfying moments over 12 years in office

first_imgMission Mayor Laura McConwell was greeted by a crowd of well-wishers Thursday, including former Fairway mayor John St. Clair.Mission Mayor Laura McConwell doesn’t officially end her term in office for almost two weeks, but the city and northeast Johnson County gave her a big sendoff Thursday evening.The Sylvester Powell Jr. Community Center, named for her predecessor in office, was filled with friends, city staff, and politicians from nearly every city in the northeast to congratulate McConwell on her 12-year tenure as Mission mayor.Among her most satisfying moments and accomplishments in office, McConwell said in response to a question later, were expansion of the community center, increasing parks and green space, the new city pool, improving infrastructure to support redevelopment, expanding boards and commissions so more people can participate, creating the grant program for small business, the public events and festivals, creating more housing options for seniors, watching Mission re-green and providing more transportation options for everyone.“It’s like having a family. It’s hard to pick a favorite,” she said. “What I’ve enjoyed the most is working with the people of Mission as we’ve moved our Community’s vision forward.  We may squabble about the ‘how’ but, for the most part, we agree on the where.”She loves seeing all the people on trails and sidewalks, but might pick the new pool as top of the list of most satisfying moments: “It’s definitely been the most fun.” Improving Johnson Drive is probably the most complex project, she said. “It will be fabulous once it’s completed.”Her list of what she consistently heard about from citizens:1. We need to fix Johnson Drive;2. Seniors houses and yards were getting bigger every year and they wanted options to move but stay in Mission (and providing houses for young families);3.  We needed to expand Community Center and replace the pool;4. Residents living south of SM Pkwy needed a safer way to cross the highway.“I’m proud to say that we, as a community, have addressed and are currently addressing those top concerns.”The mayor received several mementos from the city and accolades from community leaders, including County Chair Ed Eilert, Commissioner Ed Peterson, and Mid-America Regional Director David Warm.Warm said McConwell represented the “we can” attitude that accomplished a lot for Mission and helped set a model of sustainability that other communities follow. Eilert said his recollections start when McConwell was a child because his wife and the mayor’s mother were high school classmates and friends. He praised her community visioning.last_img read more

Bar seeks JNC applicants in the First, Fourth, and Seventh circuits

first_imgNew applications are sought for one lawyer vacancy on the First Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission; two lawyer vacancies on the Fourth Circuit JNC; and two lawyer vacancies on the Seventh Circuit JNC.letter of October 26, the governor rejected The Florida Bar’s list of previously submitted 2011 nominees for the First, Fourth, and Seventh circuit JNCs pursuant to F.S. §43.29(1)(a). Accordingly, The Florida Bar must submit a new list of three different nominees for each JNC to the governor. In addition, the governor also rejected The Florida Bar’s list of previously submitted 2010 nominees for both the Fourth and Seventh JNCs. Accordingly, The Florida Bar must submit a new list of three different nominees to the governor for each of those vacancies as well.Applicants must be engaged in the practice of law and a resident of the territorial jurisdiction served by the commission to which the member is applying. Applicants must comply with state financial disclosure laws. Commissioners are not eligible for state judicial office for vacancies filled by the JNC on which they sit for two years following completion of their four-year term.Applications must be received by mail, e-mail, or fax no later than 5 p.m., Monday, November 21, in the Executive Director’s Office of The Florida Bar. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. Applicants who previously applied and are eligible will be sent an e-mail to reconfirm their interest in serving. A screening committee composed of Board of Governor members from the area will review all the applications. Recommendations will be made to the Bar’s Executive Committee which will finalize the list and send it to the governor.Persons interested in applying may download the proper application form (there is a specific JNC application) from the Bar’s website,, or call Bar headquarters at (850)561-5757, to obtain the application. Completed applications must be received by the Executive Director, The Florida Bar, 651 E. Jefferson St., Tallahassee 32399-2300, by the deadline of November 21. Bar seeks JNC applicants in the First, Fourth, and Seventh circuits Bar seeks JNC applicants in the First, Fourth, and Seventh circuitscenter_img November 15, 2011 Regular Newslast_img read more

CBRE’s Chris Marchildon earns NAIOP Developing Leaders Award

first_imgCBRE announced Senior Associate Chris Marchildon has been honored with a prestigious NAIOP Developing Leaders Award for 2016. Now in its 11th year, the national award program honors up-and-coming commercial real estate professionals across the country, 35 years of age and under, for their valued contribution and commitment to the industry. “I am thrilled to congratulate Chris on his NAIOP Developing Leader of the Year award,” said Craig Henig, Senior Managing Director, Southwest Region and Arizona market leader. “Chris is a valuable asset to both the CBRE Phoenix office and our industry overall. He is diligent in his application of CBRE’s core values of Respect, Integrity, Service and Excellence to everything he does, and takes to heart NAIOP’s mission of improving the communities in which we develop, build and broker. Chris is most deserving of this award and I am proud to call him a partner.”Mr. Marchildon partners with Executive Vice President Barry Gabel. The duo lead a Capital Markets team that advise clients on their real estate acquisition and disposition strategies. Their team has been nominated as Best of NAIOP Arizona’s Investment Team of the Year every year since 2010, winning the award in 2010. Individually, Mr. Marchildon has also been nominated as Best of NAIOP Arizona’s Rookie of the Year (2012), and was awarded NAIOP Arizona’s Developing Leader of the Year in 2014.    “Chris is a winner in all that he does,” said Mr. Gabel. “His care and concern for others, his follow-up skills and attention to detail, and his friendly and thoughtful disposition all make him one of the very best young brokers in not only Arizona, but throughout the entire Southwest. I am so proud of Chris for receiving this award and even more proud to have him as a partner.”    An active member of the NAIOP Arizona chapter, Mr. Marchildon is a highly visible member of the local Developing Leaders (DL) group. He has served as the DL Programs Committee Chair, Treasurer, Vice Chairman and is currently Chairman of the group. He has also served on NAIOP Arizona’s events host committee. “Chris has been involved with almost every aspect of our Developing Leaders program,” said Tim Lawless, President, NAIOP Arizona. “This segment composes about a third of our Arizona membership and Chris has been an integral part in building the program into one of the largest in the country for NAIOP and very deserving of this national recognition.”Mr. Marchildon is an Arizona native. He began his commercial real estate career with CBRE in 2008 after a brief stint as a minor league baseball pitcher. He is an alum and varsity athletics letter winner of Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, and a graduate of Brophy College Preparatory in Phoenix.The 2016 Developing Leaders Award recipients will be honored at NAIOP’s Commercial Real Estate Conference 2016 in Scottsdale, Arizona. The event will be held at the Scottsdale Princess Resort September 26, 27 and 28.last_img read more

American Marriages Are Much Better — and Much Worse — Than Ever

first_imgNew York Magazine:When your partner is your best friend — someone who really gets you, you know? — it’s a wonderful thing. And yet thinking of marriage as the ultimate BFF-ship potentially comes with its own set of problems, setting some lofty expectations for the relationship. It often means that this is theone person to whom you look to meet your deepest psychological and personal growth requirements; it’s the tippy-top of the old Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs pyramid, in other words.When it works, it’s bliss. But according to the authors of a new paper in Current Directions in Psychological Science — lead-authored by Northwestern University’s Eli Finkel — it’s also incredibly difficult to meet these huge and time-consuming demands, meaning the modern American marriage has the potential to be both much better and much worse than ever before. Because here’s the twist: At the same time Americans are asking more out of their marriages than ever, they’re also spending less time with their spouses.Read the whole story: New York Magazine More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

News Scan for Nov 14, 2018

first_imgMeasles clusters grow to 103 cases in New York, New JerseyThe total in three measles clusters—two in New York and one in New Jersey—has grown to 103 cases, according to updates yesterday.The largest is an outbreak in New York’s Rockland County that has now sickened 68 people. The outbreak has been under way since the end of September and was triggered by an international traveler who arrived in the area with a suspected infection. In an update yesterday, Rockland County officials said additional measles cases in infected international travelers have exposed even more people.Rockland County is located in the New York City suburbs, and the cases are clustered in eastern Ramapo, but, because of the country’s small size, officials say exposure could occur anywhere. In response to the outbreak, the county and medical clinics have administered 6,100 doses of measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine.Meanwhile, a measles outbreak centered in the Brooklyn, N.Y., Orthodox Jewish community has grown to 24 confirmed cases, according to NYC Health. The outbreak began in October, with the initial case linked to an unvaccinated child who was exposed to measles on a visit to Israel, where a large outbreak is ongoing.Elsewhere, a measles cluster in Ocean County, N.J., has now sickened 11 people, according to an update from the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDH). The county announced the first case on Oct 26, involving an individual who contracted measles during international travel.Nov 13 Rockland County update Nov 13 NYC Health update Nov 13 NJDH update Study examines transfer of bacteria between hospital surfaces, patientsIn a study today in Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, researchers from Duke University and the University of North Carolina observed the transmission of multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) between the hospital environment and patients in nearly 20% of encounters.In the prospective cohort study, which was conducted at two hospitals, the researchers sought to characterize the nature of bacterial transfer events between patients and environmental surfaces using four “marker” MDROs known for their propensity to contaminate and persist on hospital surfaces: methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE), Clostridioides difficile, and multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii. Although contaminated surfaces are thought to play a role in spreading healthcare-associated infections, the nature, direction, persistence, and quantity of bacterial transfer between surfaces and patients remains poorly understood.The researchers collected data on 80 patient-room encounters in 68 general ward rooms. Environmental and patient microbiological samples were obtained on admission into a freshly disinfected inpatient room, and repeat samples from room surfaces and patients were taken on days 3 and 7 and each week the patient stayed in the same room. The two primary outcomes of interest were the baseline and subsequent patterns of patient colonization and hospital surface contamination, and the number of microbiologic and molecularly proven bacterial transfer events between hospital surfaces and patients.In total, 9 patients (11.3%) were asymptomatically colonized with MDROs at study entry. Hospital rooms were contaminated with MDROs despite terminal disinfection in 44 of 80 patient rooms (55%) at the time of study enrollment. The researchers detected microbiologic bacterial transfer events in 12 of 65 patients (18.5%), with 4 occurring from the patient to the environment, 4 occurring from the environment to the patient, and 4 of indeterminate direction. In 2 of the encounters, the patient acquired the MDRO present in the environment at the time of admission.The study authors conclude, “This study suggests that research on prevention methods beyond the standard practice of room disinfection at the end of a patient’s stay is needed to better prevent acquisition of MDROs through the environment.” Nov 14 Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol abstractlast_img read more