Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 23, 2016 View Comments Tickets are now on sale to see Fox News’ Red Eye co-host Joanne Nosuchinsky and more in That Bachelorette Show off-Broadway. Created by Ken Davenport, the production is running at 42 West. That Bachelorette Show Nosuchinsky plays Adriana, The Bachelorette. The cast also includes Bennett Leak as Tristant Di Stefano, the Gay Best Friend; Douglas Goodhart as TJ, the Prince; Andy Peeke as Malcolm Love, the Host and Meagan Robar as Ricki Ronzoni, the Best Friend. At That Bachelorette Show you’ll mix, mingle and dance to your favorite radio hits, spun by star Guest DJ’s, as some of the most eligible and spoof-tastic bachelors around vie for our Bachelorette’s…flower. Over the course of the show, they’ll slowly be eliminated until only one winner remains. The rest are up for grabs! Related Shows
The Broadway.com staff is shivering with antici…pation about Culturalist, the site that lets you choose and rank your own top 10 lists. Every week, we’re challenging you with a new Broadway-themed topic to rank—we’ll announce the most popular choices on the new episode of The Broadway.com Show every Wednesday.Last week, we were so fired up about the premiere of Game of Thrones, we asked you to name the actors you’d like to see leave Westeros and Essos for the Great White Way. The results are in, and Peter Dinklage came out on top! This week, we’re psyched that The Rocky Horror Show is getting a new small screen treatment, so we want to know who should play sweet transvestite Frank-N-Furter in the Fox broadcast. Don’t get hot and flustered, use a bit of mustard and cast your votes on Culturalist! Broadway.com Features Editor Lindsay Champion posted her list of top 10 picks here.STEP 1—SELECT: Visit Culturalist to see all of your options. Highlight your 10 favorites and click the “continue” button.STEP 2—RANK: Reorder your 10 choices by dragging them into the correct spot on your list. Click the “continue” button.STEP 3—PREVIEW: You will now see your complete top 10 list. If you like it, click the “publish” button. (If you don’t have a Culturalist account yet, you will be asked to create one at this point.)Once your list is published, you can see the overall rankings of everyone on the aggregate list.Pick your favorites, then tune in for the results on the next episode of The Broadway.com Show! View Comments
Champlain College,Gary Scudder Recognized For His Ability to Engage Students in Global Learning(Burlington, VT. Nov. 18, 2010) ‘ Gary Scudder, assistant dean for Global Engagement at Champlain College has been named the 2010 Vermont Professor of the Year by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. He was selected from more than 300 top professors nominated by their colleges and universities across the United States. The award was presented at a special ceremony held in Washington, D.C. This is the first time that a Champlain College professor has been selected for this national honor.The US Professors of the Year program salutes the most outstanding undergraduate instructors in the country’those who excel as teachers and influence the lives and careers of their students. It is recognized as one of the most prestigious awards honoring undergraduate teaching.‘What an extraordinary honor for Gary Scudder and Champlain College. This is an important first for our College,’ said President David F. Finney.‘Gary is an outstanding professor,’ noted Elizabeth Beaulieu Dean of the Core division, ‘he has an amazing gift and our students are lucky to have him.’ He is continuously stretching the limits of cultural immersion in the class room, she noted.Scudder works extensively with the Core division’s Global Modules, an online international discussion forum for Champlain students. In Scudder’s classes, students hold discussions with students from universities around the world, in places like Moscow and Dubai to help undergraduate students actively engage in discussions about global issues and develop a worldwide perspective.Past Vermont winners have included John Elder, professor of English and Environmental Studies at Middlebury College in 2008; David Mindich, professor and Chair of Journalism and Mass Communication at Saint Michael’s College in 2006, Sunhee Choi, professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Middlebury College in 2005 and Susan Dinitz, lecturer of English at the University of Vermont in 2004.John Lippincott, president of CASE, said the 2010 national and state winners were selected for their commitment to student learning, their use of creative teaching methods and their outreach to the larger community.”While these professors come from different disciplines and different kinds of institutions, they share a passion for teaching and a dedication to helping their students succeed within and beyond the classroom,” Lippincott said. “They emphasize learning not just teaching, inspiring not just professing and exploring not just explaining. In short, they are exceptional representatives of a noble profession.”Judges selected Scudder along with 45 other state winners based on four criteria; their impact on students; their contributions to education in the institution, community and profession; their scholarly approach to teaching; and their support for colleagues and current and former undergraduate students.‘I am immensely honored and humbled by this award. I’m a teacher and that is my first love, this recognition makes me want to work even harder for my students in the future,’ Scudder said. ‘This award is truly an award for everyone at Champlain College. It is recognition of all of our hard work and how far we’ve progressed on our mission of becoming an institution of academic excellence.’The U.S. Professors of the Year Award Program was created in 1981 to increase awareness of the importance of undergraduate instruction at all types of higher education institutions. The program recognizes faculty members for their achievement as undergraduate professors and is co-sponsored by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) and the Carnegie Foundation. One winner is chosen from each state, and then four national winners are selected from among the finalists.‘Gary has influenced literally thousands of students through the Global Modules program, and many Champlain students have had the privilege of having him in class. Still others experience him, this year, daily at the Quarry Hill student residence, where he models living and learning and even cooking. His impact has been felt on the Champlain campus for a decade, and we look forward to the many ways he’ll continue to contribute to our community. I know that I speak for everyone when I say that we are honored to work side-by-side with such a gifted educator,’ added Robin Abramson, Champlain’s Provost and Chief Academic Officer.ABOUT CHAMPLAIN COLLEGESince 1878, Champlain College has provided career-focused education to students from its hilltop campus in Burlington, VT. Champlain’s distinctive educational approach embodies the notion that true learning only occurs when information and experience come together to create knowledge. Champlain offers study abroad programs in Montreal, Quebec and Dublin, Ireland. The College was named a “Top-Up-and-Coming School” by U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges. It is also ranked in the top tier of 2011 Regional Colleges in the North by U.S. News & World Report. To learn more about Champlain College, www.champlain.edu(link is external)ABOUT THE AWARD PROGRAMSince 1982, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and CASE have co-sponsored the program, which is structured to award national winners in four categories based on the Carnegie Foundation’s classification of higher education institutions: baccalaureate colleges; community colleges; doctoral and research universities; and master’s universities and colleges.Competition for the U.S. Professors of the Year takes place in several stages. Each candidate must first be selected from many qualified peers at his or her own institution and nominated for the award. A campus may enter up to three professors. Letters of support and endorsements from current and former students, colleagues and presidents or academic deans accompany the entries.From approximately 100 semifinalists, six finalists are chosen in each of the four categories. The Carnegie Foundation panel, which includes a student, a former U.S. Professor of the Year, and education association and campus representatives, selects the four national winners.The national winners each receive a $5,000 cash award from The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. TIAA-CREF, one of America’s leading financial services organizations and higher education’s premier retirement system, is the principal sponsor for the awards ceremony. Phi Beta Kappa, an academic honor society, sponsors an evening Congressional reception.PHOTO CUTLINE:Prof. Gary Scudder of Champlain College is the 2010 Vermont Professor of the Year named by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. The award was announced today in Washington, D.C. This is the first time a Champlain College professor has won the prestigious national award.
By Dialogo May 08, 2012 At a meeting in Cartagena, Colombia, on May 3, defense ministers and holders of other portfolios from Unasur countries sought regional responses to drug trafficking and other criminal networks that operate across their borders. Colombian Defense Minister Juan Carlos Pinzón inaugurated the two days of private meetings by warning his counterparts of the risks that organized crime entails for democracy itself in the region. “Transnational organized-crime activities are making their presence felt as the most serious threat to the security and stability of democratic governments, order, and social development,” Pinzón stated upon opening the meeting of 27 defense, justice, interior, and foreign ministers from the 12 countries of the Union of South American Nations (Unasur). Pinzón explained how drug cartels and other organizations have shifted from operating with national and centralized systems to functioning in “complex transnational networks that take advantage of the region’s distinguishing characteristics.” “If crime crosses borders, law enforcement has to do the same,” the minister emphasized. In their remarks, Paraguayan Foreign Minister and Unasur President Pro-Tempore Jorge Lara, Colombian Foreign Minister María Ángela Holguín, and Unasur Secretary María Emma Mejía agreed that the response to this challenge should be greater security integration. Mejía recalled that, in pursuit of transparency and cooperation, the Unasur countries will make public an initial evaluation of the record of their military spending in Quito on May 10. The Colombian Defense Minster warned of the challenges that could come with the spread of drug trafficking in the continent, less affected than Central America and Mexico at present. A month ago, an Organization of American States report warned that cocaine use has spread in Latin America and that in some countries in South America, it is reaching European levels. Pinzón also drew attention to other transnational crimes such as arms trafficking, migrant trafficking, and illegal mining. This working meeting was organized for the purpose of integrating a mechanism for cooperation against transnational crime into the Unasur structure for the first time since its establishment in 2008. Ministers or deputy ministers from the 12 Unasur countries met in Cartagena: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, and Venezuela.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York There’s a video blazing through the interwebs, being shared among friends with lightening frenzy with notes attached: “Eye-opening.” “Guilty!” “So true.”It’s clever. It’s thought-provoking. It rhymes. But it’s wrong.The tag on the video says: “This Is A Video EVERYONE Needs To See. For The First Time In My Life, I’m Speechless.” It’s pretty hard not to click on something like that, what with the CAPS and all. So I did. The introduction to the video “Look Up” implored me to share this “vital message” with everyone I’m connected with through social media “before it’s too late.” Gary Turk, the video’s author, performer, and director has a message to share. On social media. About the dangers of social media. He wants us to unplug—decidedly after we like and share his video with the people in our online networks that he believes we aren’t really connected with at all. Rather, they rob us of important one-on-one, face-to-face, actual eye-contact time with the people who matter. Pretty clever. An anti-social media campaign launched via social media. It’s like a warning signal of the health risks of cigarettes that might appear in smoke signals as you smoke them. The message is simple: “The media we call social is anything but, when we open our computers, but it’s the doors we shut.”He purports that this is a new phenomena ushered in under the dawn of Facebook. “I have 422 friends,” he opens with, “but I’m lonely.”Well, allow me to retort, Gary Turk. I have 763 friends and I’m anything but. My friends come from high school, the old neighborhood where I grew up, the family of old boyfriends, best friends who’d been long lost. They are family—and family of family. They span countries and continents, ages and race. They are the people who give me recipes based on what I have in my fridge at 6 o’clock on a school night when dinner needs to be on the table, pronto. They diagnose symptoms when the doctor’s office is closed, break up the tedium of long waits when it’s open. They encourage, triumph, rally, and support. And they piss me off with ignorance, sometimes. They spread false rumors and get lost in the verbiage of ideology, trying to trump one another in political arguments that get heated. They suck me into those arguments. They cost me friends. They teach me things. Inspire me to look at different things, and at the same things in new ways. They let me know that I’m not the only one who’s thought that. The comfort of a “Me too!” isn’t quantifiable. And it isn’t the opposite of an open door.Turk reports that playgrounds are empty due to this digital revolution. I argue that they aren’t. On sunny spring days, children still swing on swings. They play tag. But no, it doesn’t look like the same playgrounds when we grew up. The childhoods we perceive through the sepia lens of nostalgia color the reality of today. My generation was latch-key kids, riding our bikes helmet-less until the streetlights came on. Our texting was tangible in folded up notes that were passed in school hallways. And they weren’t always kind. Kids were cruel back then, too. Did parents discipline more then? I don’t know. Mine didn’t. Childhood has become increasingly scheduled. What used to be called “play” is now “play-dates” with times for pick-up and drop-off, peanut-free snacks, and supervision. And the kids play on swings, and in parks, but also on X-Box. They wear headphones and shoot bad guys together, through virtual worlds. They might be in different rooms, but they aren’t alone. Same as it ever was, same as it will ever be. Different from when we were kids, but not so much.Of course, there is a point to be made about our increasingly digitized culture and our smart-phone addiction. But alienation isn’t new. It has been the beast we have been fighting as a culture for as long as there was a culture. The ultimate goal of our lives is to connect, in the here and now, with others. I believe that social media helps to expedite that connection.I offer up John Meyers as Exhibit A. John works in this company as a salesperson. He came in a month or so after I started last October. There was a quick introduction and that was that. He works in a different room—I’m in editorial; he’s in sales. There’s a necessary divide that we all respect. Besides having a common break room that we share with another office, there’s been little room for us to exchange more than surface pleasantries. The only things I knew about him was that he’d lived in England and could get away with rust-colored skinny jeans. And then we connected on Facebook. I discovered that we went to the same college. That he’s got a cute daughter and a pretty wife. More importantly, I found out that he is a wiseass on the same level that I am. A quick wit, a take-no-prisoners commenter who could quote Grease and Arthur as quickly as I can. What might have taken years of drunken holiday office parties has been significantly reduced by some profile pics, a bio, and a newsfeed. This translates into our person-to-person interactions. It’s a shortcut. The important distinction here is that social media isn’t a replacement for social lives, but serves to enhance them. I’ve gotten to know the PTA moms on a community Facebook page through their digital personalities that make those previously insufferable meetings a blast. I’ve connected with writers from a blog forum across the nation, and clinked glasses of wine with them one by one, or in group meet-ups in Manhattan. Facebook has made an enormous world smaller. It’s brought far away people closer. Social media is anything but? I respectfully disagree.Once we recognize that screen names are connected to people who are looking to connect—and acknowledge that this is an advancement toward a common goal—then it isn’t “too late.” Please feel free to print this and hand it to someone you love. Or share it on Facebook. (Even though it doesn’t rhyme.)
(CIDRAP Source Osterholm Briefing) – Are you in charge of your company’s crisis response plan or part of a business team trained to manage a sizable emergency that could threaten your organization’s continuity? If so, you’re no stranger to the concept of “all-hazards” preparedness. The business world has increasingly emphasized such an approach since the 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina experiences—and with good reason.But do you have a solid sense of what all-hazards preparedness means when applied to an inevitable influenza pandemic? To be sure, pandemic preparedness shares certain features with preparedness for earthquakes, hurricanes, and terrorism-related events. But it’s the differences that could sink your company if not considered.With pandemic preparedness fatigue mounting in public and private sectors, the pressure is on planners and business continuity experts to counter management resistance and keep pandemic issues in the mix. I worry that using an all-hazards approach has become the “work-around” solution. While we must integrate pandemic preparedness into all of our preparedness activities as much as possible, I believe that blurring the distinction between all-hazards and pandemic preparedness is a huge mistake—even if it makes winning support from your boss easier. Let me elaborate.Don’t be fooled by the nameIn December 2006, President George W. Bush signed the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act, which is intended to improve the organization, direction, and utility of preparedness in this country. The law centralizes federal responsibilities, requires state-based accountability, proposes new national surveillance methods, addresses surge capacity, and facilitates the development of vaccines and other scarce resources. For government response to catastrophes like earthquakes, hurricanes, terrorism-related events, and tsunamis, this blueprint is a real step forward.Unfortunately, it lacks practicalities for pandemic preparedness—even though the words are included in the title of the bill. I’m convinced that business preparedness planners need to be cautious about selling all-hazards preparedness as the answer to pandemic preparedness.All-hazards preparedness assumes:Events confined to local and regional geographic areasLittle to limited impact on a global just-in-time supply-chain economyReliance on surge resources coming from federal and state agencies outside the zone of impact within 72 hours of the unfolding eventIf you are making your business preparedness plans in concert with local and regional planners, know that relying only on their assumptions is a mistake. A pandemic will likely have worldwide as well as local and regional impact—for about the same duration. While a hurricane or an earthquake causes substantial physical destruction (with the direct assault lasting for no more than minutes or hours and recovery beginning soon after), a pandemic will stretch from 6 to 18 months. Why is this important? Take a look at the following example.A simple way to spot the gapsConsider call centers. Try applying the same plans for maintaining your call center capacity to both an earthquake and a pandemic. During the earthquake, capacity may be inoperative in one area, and you may not have workers for a week or two following the event. But you can always shift the call burden to another center located somewhere unaffected by the earthquake, either in this country, or, with advanced planning, in a foreign country. That’s a typical all-hazards response.During an influenza pandemic, however, virtually every call center will experience the impact at about the same time. Call center employees will hesitate to come to work for fear of exposure whether they live in Peoria or Bangalore. By their very nature, call centers are tight working environments, designed to facilitate communication. But such close contact runs completely counter to the recommendations for “social distancing” that public health officials will pronounce loud and clear during a pandemic.Now, imagine that in the absence of protective vaccines and antiviral drugs, the only other option you have to offer employees who might come to work at the call centers will be protective masks or face-fitting respirators. Have you ever tried to have your call center employees communicate on the telephone while using one of these devices? As an alternative, you could develop distributive communication capability where calls could be routed to workers in their homes—or you could just plan not to have the capacity at all.This is only one of many examples that distinguish pandemic preparedness from almost all other potential catastrophic event preparedness you might face in your job. Relying on outside reinforcements is another example. Because every jurisdiction will be “in the soup” at about the same time during a pandemic, you won’t be able to count on the 72-hour rule of thumb for emergency aid and fresh, trained helpers to arrive. Everybody will be at risk.The bottom line for businessYes, all-hazards preparedness as traditionally considered for most catastrophic events or emergencies is an important and sound aspect of preparing your business for what might one day confront it. But it isn’t enough for pandemic preparedness. And if you try to sell it as such, you may one day find your business underprepared for a catastrophic event unlike any it has ever seen.Use the call center example as a model for considering planning differences. Go through your plan now and flag all the potential aspects in which pandemic preparedness will need to differ. By doing so, you’ll be able to spot the gaps quickly, concentrate efforts on the unique issues posed by a pandemic, and improve and support your company’s all-hazards planning. Such an approach allows you to save effort—and, quite possibly, your business.—Michael T. Osterholm, PhD, MPH, is Director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research & Policy (CIDRAP), Editor-in-Chief of the CIDRAP Business Source, Professor in the School of Public Health, and Adjunct Professor in the Medical School, University of Minnesota.
SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Flag Order, Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today ordered the Commonwealth flag in the Capitol Complex and at Commonwealth facilities in Lycoming County lowered to half-staff in honor of PennDOT Driver License Examiner, Christopher Kerns.Kerns, 53, of Lindon, served as a Driver License Examiner in Williamsport and was killed while in the performance of his duties while en route to the Driver License Center in Monroeton.Pennsylvania flags shall remain lowered until sunset on the day of Kerns’ interment.All Pennsylvanians are invited to participate in this tribute. Governor Wolf Orders Flags At Half-Staff To Honor Christopher Kerns July 17, 2015
Ashtead Technology and Forum Energy Technologies have agreed to form a joint venture to create subsea survey and ROV equipment rental and associated services. Forum will contribute its subsea rentals business, currently trading as Forum Subsea Rentals.The combined group, with a rental fleet of 19,000 assets valued in excess of USD 139 million will service all major subsea hubs from its bases in Aberdeen, Singapore, Abu Dhabi, London and Houston.The business, which will trade as Ashtead Technology, is said it will provide an independent one-stop shop for equipment requirements. In addition to equipment rental supported by a team of 120 skilled personnel, Ashtead Technology will provide engineered measurement solutions and asset management services.Allan Pirie, CEO of Ashtead Technology, who will lead the combined business, said: “By combining our strengths, Ashtead and Forum will be better able to offer a complete equipment and support package to our customers as they respond to the demands of today’s energy sector, where greater capital efficiency, depth of capability and domain expertise is essential to the delivery of successful projects.“We will help our customers address their challenges head on, taking complex problems and matching them with equipment, technology solutions and industry expertise. This is not just about more of the same; it is about doing things differently in response to customer needs.”Jim Harris, Forum’s chief financial officer and SVP – Drilling and Subsea, said: “We look forward to working with the Ashtead Technology team to create the leading global subsea rental equipment provider. In addition to strengthening our position in the rental marketplace, the joint venture will allow Forum to focus on our Subsea franchise’s core ROV related and other fabricated products. We are proud of our Subsea team’s resilience through the downturn and expect to outperform our competitors as the global offshore market recovers. I would like to thank all of our Forum Subsea Rentals employees for their hard work and dedication during the prolonged offshore market downturn.”Houston based Forum Energy Technologies, owner of Forum Subsea Rentals, will retain a significant stake in the combined business.The joint venture is anticipated to complete during the first quarter of 2018.
3News 12 December 2015Both sides of the flag debate in New Zealand are claiming preliminary voting results of the first referendum vindicate their position.The black and blue Southern Cross silver fern design got 50.53 percent of the votes in the first referendum, pipping the same design in blue and red on 49.47 percent.The official result will be announced on Tuesday and will include votes NZ Post date-stamped before voting closed at 7pm yesterday.The winner goes up against the existing flag in a second referendum in March next year.Keep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.The Electoral Commission sent out 3.1 million voting forms and 48.16 percent, 1.5 million were returned. There were 148,022 informal votes totalling 9.7 percent, and 2476 invalid votes totalling 0.16 percent.Family First, a conservative lobby group, said there had been higher voter turnouts in citizens initiated referendums, which were not binding, but this Government-initiated referendum was automatically binding.“This is a flaw with democracy in New Zealand when a stronger and more credible vote can be ignored simply because the Government didn’t initiate it,” says Bob McCoskrie, national director of Family First NZ.http://www.3news.co.nz/nznews/flag-result-causing-debate-2015121208#axzz3u4vejNzi
According to the Daily Telegraph Benitez has set his sights on an “emotional” return with the club’s £300million takeover close to completion. It’s understood Steve Bruce will remain in charge until the end of the season, but no player shortlists have been drawn up over summer signings and the speculation that the new owners want their own man in charge will only heighten. Benitez, 60, left the club at the end of last season after his contract expired and he went to China to manage Dalian Professional, but the report claims the Spaniard “is interested in making a return under a new ownership”. And he already has a list of players he wants to recruit on Tyneside with John Stones and Ross Barkley at the top of the list.Advertisement Loading… Stones, apparently, will likely be made available by City, and the centre-back will want to get regular football ahead of the postponed Euros next summer. Barkley is also in a similar position and wants to secure a place in Gareth Southgate’s squad for the Euros and the return of Ruben Loftus-Cheek could see him drop further down the pecking order at Chelsea. The bid for Newcastle, put together by Amanda Staveley, which has been backed by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund and the Reuben Brothers, is currently in the hands of the Premier League. If the bid is given the green light, Newcastle’s prospective new owners know that a move for Benitez will be popular with the fans after his three years previously with the club. read also:Benitez linked with shock Newcastle return However, the new backers would have to negotiate his Dalian pay-off after he signed a two-and-a-half-year deal last summer. He is also known to be earning £12million a year, around £230,000 a week, in the Chinese Super League. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Rafa Benitez wants to return to Newcastle under new Saudi Arabian-backed ownership and has targeted two England players to bring with him, claims a report. Promoted Content10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By OdeithWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market Value18 Beautiful Cities That Are Tourist MagnetsTop 10 TV Friends Who Used To Be Enemies7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterInsane Japanese Tech That Make You Wish You Lived In Japan6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street Art10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoTop 10 Disney Male Role ModelsTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World