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  • Culturalist Challenge: Rank the Top Broadway Stars on American Horror Story

    first_img View Comments The Broadway.com staff is hooked on Culturalist, the super-fun website that has become the hot spot for top ten lists. In fact, we love it so much that we decided to partner with them! Every week, we’ll challenge you with a Broadway-themed topic and have you head over to Culturalist.com to rank your favorites. Then, we’ll announce the most popular ten choices on The Broadway.com Show every Wednesday! For our first challenge, we’re asking you to consider all of the Broadway stars who have had the chance to show their dark sides on the first three seasons of the FX anthology hit American Horror Story. As we prepare to head to season four’s Freak Show, we want you to pick your top ten Broadway star turns from seasons past. To kick it off, Editor-in-Chief Paul Wontorek has chosen his list right here. Do you agree? Passionately disagree? Make your own! Here’s how: STEP 1 – SELECT: Visit Culturalist to see all of your options. Highlight your ten favorites and click the continue button. STEP 2 – RANK: Reorder your ten 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 ten list. If you like it, click the publish button. (If you don’t have a Culturalist account, you’ll be asked to create one or sign in with Facebook at this point.) Once your list is published, you can see the overall rankings of everyone on the aggregate list.  Have fun! And look for the results on the October 8 episode of The Broadway.com Show.last_img read more

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  • Vermont Grocers’ Association elects new chairperson

    first_imgThe Vermont Grocers’ Association has elected Darcy Nutter of Price Chopper Supermarkets as its new Chair. Darcy is a zone manager for the family owned chain with responsibility for their southern Vermont stores as well as their New Hampshire markets and some of their New York locations. Also elected were Todd Keyworth of Harborside Market as Vice Chair and Dwight LaFountain of Jiffy Mart as Secretary-Treasurer.She has been a member of the VGA board of directors since 2003 and has served on various committees including the association s government affairs committee, convention committee and executive committee. Darcy co-chaired the 2007 convention. The most rewarding part of the zone manager position to her is the human connection with people, and making a difference in their professional lives. Darcy was the first woman selected for this position at Price Chopper, and strives to set a strong and proud example of what women have to offer in the business world.Darcy has been married for 33 years to husband David and they have four children; Amy, Bradley, Sabrina, and Carly. They reside in Arlington, VT.In addition, the following people were elected or re-elected to serve on the organization s board of directors: Patrick Crowl of the Woodstock Farmers Market, Kathy Miller of The Elmore Store, Pat Breen of Grand Union Markets, Clem Nilan of City Market, Burlington, Kim Crosby of Vermont Roots, Rutland, Mike Baker of Baker Distributing, Colchester, and Doug Tschorn of the Wayside Country Store in West Arlington, VT.Bill MacDonald of the Waits River General Store was also recognized at the ceremony for his service as VGA Chairman the past two years. Mr. MacDonald will continue to serve on the organization’s board as past chair.The Vermont Grocers’ Association is a statewide organization representing approximately 700 stores and 245 suppliers to the industry. The elections took place at the association s annual meeting at the Sheraton Burlington Hotel on September 12, 2009. Source:last_img read more

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  • REMEMBER: Remit ‘Credit Unions For Kids’ 2019 funds to CMN Hospitals!

    first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » If you have not already done so, please send in your 2019 Credit Unions for Kids fundraising dollars as soon as possible.  Simply submit the reporting form on our website (which includes mailing instructions) along with your fundraising check.Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals requests credit unions send their funds directly to the CMN Hospitals’ Corporate Accounting Department where an accounting team carefully reviews the form you send with your check, notes that the funds came from your credit union and records the type of fundraiser(s) you held.  Every single dollar you submit will be returned to your local hospital from the corporate office on a quarterly basis along with a detailed report of the credit unions who submitted the funds. If you prefer, you can also mail checks directly to your local children’s hospital.Funds must arrive on or before January 17 to count towards 2019 fundraising totals.THANK YOU for submitting the form and your donation in a timely manner.  Most importantly, on behalf of the kids treated at our local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, THANK YOU for supporting the kids in your community!last_img read more

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  • IPE Views: The Brussels waffle

    first_imgForthright would-be leaders have expressed their noble intentions. And somehow got believed. And are now set up. The new Commission is elected. Phew!Then comes the next step … survival. That includes not making enemies. Above all, being politically correct. And, in turn, not doing anything, very much, at all. Because whatever you do do, you can be sure some interest somewhere in the far-flung European Union of 28 member states will find fault.Commissioners in their first year can get away with little more than familiarisation, assessing the facts, researching what needs to be done, and, of course, contemplation. The mid-years? Aah … discussion, with member state governments, which generally block most initiatives anyway. And the final two can be spent lining up the next job.Throughout, what matters is trying to continue being liked. Which, among other things, includes making speeches. Friendly and warm? With a sprinkling of sugar? How wise!But, can you take things too far? Too much of the honey-flavoured stuff? There is evidence that Lord Hill, Jonathan Hill, commissioner for financial services, might have thought he had.Some outsider, no doubt grubby, had put in a request to a conference organiser for a copy of his speech on the much vaunted Capital Markets Union. Oh dear!Final decision, the text of the address may be released. But only on strict condition that it may not be passed on to any journalist. That should save the day!So how did the (finally unearthed) 2,300-word script actually pan out? What’s wrong with opening with flattery? “… a sign of your influence that you have been able to attract such an impressive list of speakers and panellists today” should sweeten up the audience.And then, who’d object to being told what they surely must already know. I mean, a waffle is a waffle is a what? … a waffle?  So, for instance, we have  “… there is the importance of Europe’s local banking system in providing finance for small companies, and mortgages for people to buy their own homes  … .”Nice, of course! So, let’s continue with “… this will not change overnight and nor should it. We have strong local traditions … .”But gosh, shouldn’t I put in some facts, just a teensy bit of jam to flavour? Aah “… 94% of Europeans say they have never bought a financial product outside their own country …”Hill adds: “That is one of the reasons why I will publish a Green Paper on retail financial services later this year … I want to turn the telescope round and look at financial services from the point of view of the consumer”.Tough stuff, eh? A bit more? “And I am aware there is a problem that Solvency II rules discourage investments in some asset classes. So I have asked EIOPA [the EU authority advising rules on pensions and insurance] for advice by the end of June on the treatment of infrastructure investments”.Solid stuff, indeed! And I’ve only had less than a year since nomination for this job!But steady on, old chap! And never mind the talk of the town that the present management of the EU is being labelled (by the loathsome sceptics) as ‘No Vision, No Strategy’!  So, let’s wind up with a final spoonful of treacle: “If we ensure Europe’s markets are covered by transparency, choice and competition, I am confident they will serve all of us…”  This should help to keep the Commission party going. Until end of term. In 2019. Jeremy Woolfe laments the lack of substance in European discourseOne good reason for visiting Brussels is the waffle. Shops with counters opening on to the pavements will pour the egg and flour batter mix and quickly serve the lucky customer with the golden brown comestible. Crisp and delicious!Not hungry? Well, then, there’s always the political version, readily served in many locations! But this type is too often notable for being bland and anodyne. Sometimes even soggy.There has to be a reason for this championing of the insipid. Dig into EU history. Go back a couple of decades, even to the infamous Santer Commission, to Prodi, and to Barroso’s two terms. The five-year pattern follows a standard course.last_img read more

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  • Why a good night’s sleep could save your marriage

    first_imgMail Online (UK) 21 Jan 2013If you were thinking of turning-in a little  earlier tonight, here’s an incentive. Scientists claim that a good night’s sleep could help  your relationship by making you less selfish. They have discovered that sleep deprivation  leads to couples taking each other for granted. Often a husband or wife will be so tired they  can’t be bothered to say thank-you to their other halves which leaves them  feeling unwantedAccording to the researchers, those who slept  well worked better together in the tasks and encouraged each  other. They also recorded in their diaries that they  appreciated them more and regularly showed gratitude. Amie Gordon, a psychologist at the University  of Berkeley who lead the study, said: ‘Poor sleep may make us more selfish as we  prioritise our own needs over our partner’s. ‘You may have slept like a baby but if your  partner didn’t, you’ll probably both end up grouchy. ‘Make sure to say thanks when your partner  does something nice. Let them know you appreciate them.’http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2265973/Why-good-nights-sleep-save-marriage-lack-sleep-makes-grumpy.htmllast_img read more

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  • Is eight too young for makeup?

    first_imgStuff.co.nz 13 March 2013The timetable of childhood is changing and New Zealand schoolgirls are feeling the need to be sophisticated and sexually precocious from a younger age, according to a parenting guru.     New research from the US shows girls as young as eight feel under pressure to slap on foundation, mascara and lipgloss, and experts say where America goes, New Zealand inevitably follows. The drive for young girls to follow swiftly in the footsteps of teens and adult women is being fuelled by marketing such as a Disney-inspired makeup range launched last year by British glamour model Katie Price. A recent US study by the Renfrew Centre of 600 girls aged between 8 and 18 found 58% had worn makeup. Of those makeup-wearers, 20 per cent said they experienced negative feelings when they went bare-faced, including feeling self-conscious or unattractive, and feeling they were “naked”, or that “something was missing”. Of the girls who wore makeup, 27 per cent never left home without it and more than half (58 per cent) said it was unacceptable to go to school without makeup. New Zealand sources said our situation would mirror this closely. Phil Harding, principal of Christchurch’s Paparoa Street primary school, said the objectification of young women and their need to live up to such an image was an “absolutely huge problem”.http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/8435738/Is-eight-too-young-for-makeuplast_img read more

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  • India’s yorker specialist Bumrah reaps benefits of net practice

    first_imgBy Amlan ChakrabortyBIRMINGHAM, England (Reuters) – India’s pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah’s ability to bowl yorkers at will has been a key factor in his team’s progress to the Cricket World Cup semi-finals and the right-arm pacer attributes it to the long hours he spent honing the skill.Bumrah sealed India’s 28-run victory against Bangladesh yesterday with two trademark yorkers to claim the last two wickets in successive deliveries and finish with figures of 4-55.The right-arm quick’s accuracy and death-overs mastery make him a limited overs asset and the 25-year-old attributed his skill to his work in the nets.“Whenever I practise in the nets, I practise each and every situation – be it with the new ball, be it with the old ball, or bowling at the death,” the bowler with an unusual action told reporters.“I tick all the boxes in the nets. In the match, it’s all about execution and keeping a clear head.“All of that preparation helps me in the matches. If the work ethic is good, then execution becomes much easier.”Bumrah has used the yorker delivery to good effect in the tournament to claim 14 wickets from seven matches with an impressive economy rate of 4.6.His unique release point and accuracy render him nearly unplayable at times and difficult to score off otherwise.NET PRACTICE Bumrah, who likes to simulate match situations in the nets, said he did not consider himself a master of the delivery.“I do it again and again and again in the nets. The more you do it, you get decent at it.“You can’t master it but you still try to get better at it. It’s all about repetition. It’s like the length ball – you have to do it again and again (in the nets) and try and replicate it in the game.”Another aspect of his bowling is controlling his aggression according to the requirement of the team, he said.“I try to keep things simple. Reading and analysing the wicket as soon as possible is important. Sometimes you run after wickets, but I focus on team goals – what the team wants me to do right now.“Not chasing success, I want to focus on my process. If I do that, eventually everything gets sorted out.”Qualifying for the semi-finals with a match to spare affords India the luxury of resting their strike bowler for Saturday’s group clash with Sri Lanka but Bumrah does not want to put his feet up.“This is my first World Cup so I’d like to play as many games as possible …. The more matches you play, the more you enjoy.”last_img read more

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  • WJS/YEDA Announce New Date for Pele’s Visit

    first_imgActivities for the event will be spread over two days, commencing with the gala evening on Friday September 23, and culminating with the youth sports clinic and celebrity exhibition match the next day.Pele is renowned for many achievements including scoring 1,281 goals in his professional career, receiving an honorary knighthood from Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, named “Athlete of the Century” and “Player of the Century,” by the International Olympic Committee and FIFA respectively, amongst others. This is will be Pele’s second visit to Nigeria; the first in 1967, was occasioned by a 2-day cease fire during the Nigerian Civil War, which allowed the warring sides to watch the Pele and Santos team play an exhibition match in Lagos.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The visit to Nigeria of Brazilian football icon, Edson Arantes do Nascimento, aka Pele, earlier scheduled for August 10 has now been rescheduled to September 21.The Brazilian football legend was earlier billed to arrive in Nigeria last month but was postponed due to ill health.The organisers of the visit- Winihin Jemide Series and Youth Experience Days Africa have now set new dates for the 2016 WJS/YEDA Legend Edition with Pelé following confirmation from him on his improved health and enthusiasm towards his visit to Nigeria.last_img read more

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  • Solar panels installed at campus center

    first_imgGetting some Vitamin D · Solar paneled umbrellas are placed at the Ronald Tutor Campus Center as part of the iniative to maintain the Campus Cetner’s status as an LEED certified building. – Jessica Zhou | Daily TrojanThe Ronald Tutor Campus Center installed 10 of 12 new umbrellas in the Ronald Tutor Campus Center Plaza over winter break. These new umbrellas are outfitted with solar-powered charging systems.The umbrellas are part of an initiative on the part of the Environmental Student Assembly explained Olivia Pearson, an ESA member and freshman majoring in environmental engineering.“One of our members submitted an application for the Green Engagement Fund, which is a fund that gives out grants for the environmental projects of students,” Pearson said. “The solar panels are on the umbrellas in the Ronald Tutor Campus Center and near the accounting buildings, and there are power outlets at the base of the umbrella so students can charge their phones and laptops using free energy.”Five years ago, the Campus Center was recognized as the University’s first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certified building.According to USC Sustainability, “LEED certification not only focuses on increasing the efficiency and minimizing the waste from buildings but also on the health and well-being of that building’s occupants.”Currently, the Campus Center has a high solar reflectance index roof and high performance windows to maintain a constant temperature; fluorescent lights that utilize less energy; ultraviolet exhaust hoods that lower the amount of air pollutants; and a food-pulping system that effectively uses food products.Alexandria Bauer, a freshman majoring in environmental studies, said she’s excited with the strides the University is making toward clean energy.“I think it’s really great that USC is heading towards the directions of alternative energy,” Bauer said. “It’s a huge step in the right direction, and hopefully this use of solar energy will inspire larger scale uses.”last_img read more

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  • Ryan says he used restrictions to get Uthoff to talk

    first_imgJarrod Uthoff redshirted his freshman season and was expected to be a key player off the bench next season for the Badgers before deciding to transfer schools, officially, last week.[/media-credit]Amid a rising tide of negative reactions across the national media, Wisconsin men’s basketball head coach Bo Ryan defended his decision to place restrictions on Jarrod Uthoff’s transfer requests Thursday, saying he used them as a means to get Uthoff to speak with athletics administrators.Earlier Thursday, the UW Athletic Department announced in a statement that Uthoff had been cleared to contact any schools outside the Big Ten, a decision reached by Athletic Director Barry Alvarez, Associate Athletic Director Justin Doherty and Ryan.In media reports prior to the statement’s release, it had been reported that Ryan blocked Uthoff from contacting 25 schools. According to UW’s statement, Uthoff originally requested permission to contact 16 schools, to which four were denied. He appealed three of the four blocks.Uthoff, a 6-foot-8 freshman who redshirted last season, informed Ryan he wanted to leave UW’s program last week. He was expected to be a key player off the bench next year and a starting forward by the 2013-14 season. He was named Iowa’s Mr. Basketball and Gatorade Player of the Year while in high school.Ryan said he never intended to prevent Uthoff from joining any school outside the Big Ten, but wanted Uthoff to first explain his reasoning for wanting to talk to such schools. To do that, Ryan said he placed the blocks on Uthoff figuring he would appeal, thereby forcing him to speak to UW administrators.“If somebody wants to transfer, my thought process has always been, ‘Can you tell us [why]?’ That’s all I would ask,” Ryan said. “That is the only way a coach could get somebody to say ‘This is why I want to go to this school.’“By blocking, you get the athlete to talk to somebody at the university.”Ryan has frequently been charged as “petty” by sports commentators over the past two days. After being involved in a heated interview on ESPN’s radio show, “Mike and Mike in the Morning,” earlier Thursday, Ryan expressed frustration with the media’s apparent lack of understanding of his explanation for the blocks.“The block is not, and never was, meant to say you cannot go to that school,” Ryan said, before addressing a reporter directly, “and you will not ever seem to get that point across. I can’t get it across to people.”As part of the appeal process, Uthoff met with Alvarez and Doherty Thursday morning. Ryan later met with the latter two, whereupon it was decided to lift the block on schools outside the Big Ten.According to the statement, Uthoff has been notified of the decisions.“If Uthoff wishes to further appeal the ‘permission to contact’ denial to any Big Ten university, he may request a hearing to the Chair of the Athletic Board within eight business days,” the statement reads.Because the appeal process remains confidential between administrators and the appellant, Ryan said he does not know what was said between Uthoff, Alvarez and Doherty.Speaking in general terms, Ryan said he would want to know why a player would transfer in case it was for personal matters or if, perhaps, that player had been “tampered with” by another school prior to the release of their scholarship.Uthoff originally told the Wisconsin State Journal he felt that he didn’t fit well in Wisconsin’s system. He has scheduled a visit with Creighton at the end of April.last_img read more

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