A sneak peek at Broadway Bares: Strip U(Photo: Andrew Eccles) Broadway Bares will head to campus this year with a theme aptly named Strip U. The wildly popular burlesque benefit will explore college life on June 18 at New York City’s Hammerstein Ballroom.The annual benefit for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS will feature more than 150 of the hottest male and female dancers in New York City sharing their hearts and well-toned bodies with an energetic crowd of thousands. The show features Broadway’s most talented movers and shakers in a highly choreographed, highly produced spectacular.In celebration of the newly announced theme, Broadway Bares has released red-hot pix by Andrew Eccles to fans of Broadway flesh ready for the hit event, happening just one week following the Tonys. View Comments
View Comments Gina Gershon(Photo: Emilio Madrid-Kuser) Gina Gershon, the star of stage and screen who recently performed an impression of Melania Trump on the The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, is taking her act off-Broadway. The acclaimed actress will spoof America’s First Lady in the New York premiere The 1st Annual Trump Family Special, an original musical comedy that will run every Thursday at 9:30pm beginning on September 13 at the Triad Theatre. The musical is created by Danny Salles and features a book, lyrics and direction by Danny Salles, with music and additional lyrics by Grammy-nominated songwriters Tor Hyams and Lisa St. Lou and choreography by Benji Schwimmer.In The 1st Annual Trump Family Special, Trump’s brood has gathered to perform in a live televised event for the new Trump TV Network. But when he runs late, host Ivanka stalls by interviewing various family members. When they are off camera, audiences find out what the family’s really thinking.Gershon has been seen on Broadway in Cabaret, Boeing-Boeing and Bye Bye Birdie. She was in residence at the Café Carlyle earlier this summer in a one-woman show. Gershon’s screen credits include Killer Joe, Blockers, Red Oaks and Brooklyn Nine-Nine.Gershon will be joined by Lisa St. Lou as Ivanka Trump, Marissa Mulder as Marla Maples, Suzanne Sole as Ivana Trump, Peter Hargrave as Eric Trump, Brian Sills as Donald Trump Jr., Michael Sheehy as Jeremiah and Glen Pannell as Mike Pence.The production will feature scenic and lighting design by David Goldstein and costume design by Angela Borst. The 1st Annual Trump Family Special will play a limited engagement through December 6.
· It is essential that Vermont be a “Green Energy Corridor.” All new energy transmission facilities built through Vermont should be exclusively for the transport of renewable energy. · The amount of electricity currently under consideration (more than Vermont’s entire annual electric load) has the potential for both disruption and dependence if it were not to reach southern New England.· In order for Vermont to meet its 90% by 2050 renewable energy goal we need additional in-state renewable energy generation and the grid infrastructure to support it.· While the vast majority of energy from these transmission projects will not be used in Vermont homes or businesses, these projects come with a cost to Vermont ratepayers. To offset the disruption resulting from these transmission projects, it is in Vermont’s best interest to recoup this value from the project developers and return it to Vermonters through:o On-going funding of Vermont’s innovative Clean Energy Development Fund to grow Vermont’s local renewable energy economyo Upgrades to Vermont’s in-state transmission capacity to allow for the development of more in-state renewable projectsREV looks forward to working with project developers, policy makers, utilities, businesses and citizens to move Vermont towards its renewable energy future.Source: REV April 17. 2014About Renewable Energy Vermont (REV)REV is a nonprofit, nonpartisan trade association representing businesses, individuals, colleges and others committed to reducing our reliance on traditional fuels and growing Vermont’s renewable energy industry. www.revermont.org(link is external)PHOTO: Hydro-Quebec dam and spillway in Northern Quebec. Courtesy photo. Vermont Business Magazine In response to several proposals to transmit energy from Vermont’s north and west to markets in southern New England, the Renewable Energy Vermont board of directors last week announced its support of a “Green Energy Corridor.”While REV has not endorsed any specific proposal, the trade association said it favors projects that:· Transmit renewable energy only.· Provide a public good to Vermonters through support of our in-state clean energy development programs and infrastructure. · Prioritize delivery of energy to southern New England to provide Vermont’s in-state renewable industry opportunity for continued growth. “Vermont has a long history of serving as a commercial conduit between our neighbors, and REV supports the evolution of that relationship to include renewable energy,” said board chair Thomas Hughes. “Done right, these projects could help Vermont and the region reach our clean energy targets.”REV said it strongly supports Vermont’s goal of supplying 90 percent of the state’s total energy needs in 2050 with renewable energy.“Through the combination of conservation, efficiency and local renewables Vermont can achieve our goals,” said executive director Gabrielle Stebbins. “It will be more difficult for our neighbors to do the same with their larger populations and greater energy demands. That’s why it makes sense for Vermont to help by serving as a Green Energy Corridor between renewable energy supplies and demand.”Renewable Energy Vermont (REV) Position Statement: Vermont As A Renewable Energy Transmission CorridorAs we move into the 21st Century there is a growing demand for energy in southern New England and New York. Surplus energy is available to the North and West of Vermont. In the last year, several projects to transport this energy through Vermont have been proposed, including at least three electrical transmission projects, one crude oil pipeline and one natural gas pipeline.As the trade association that represents Vermont’s renewable energy businesses, Renewable Energy Vermont (REV) offers the following:· REV strongly supports Vermont’s goal of supplying 90% of our total energy use (electric, thermal and transportation) in 2050 with renewable energy. This goal, and the actions required today to meet it, are in the best economic and environmental interests of the state.· Vermont has a long history of serving as a commercial conduit and it is in the best interest of Vermont and our region to support continued commerce between our neighbors.
Mountain Park Health Center (MPHC) has selected SmithGroupJJR as the architectural firm to lead the design of the Gateway Project, a clinic set to open in 2014 at 3838 E. Van Buren in Phoenix.The selection process has been underway since early August when a committee was formed to assist in the identification and evaluation of potential architectural firms. A request for qualifications (RFQ) for this specific project was initiated in mid-August, attracting four potential firms.Through a vetting process that included extensive proposal scoring and ranking, the committee narrowed the field to two firms whose teams each received a face-to-face interview. A committee comprised of MPHC leadership made the final decision.“The SmithGroupJJR/Kellogg & Associates team was chosen because of their extensive healthcare experience, their understanding of the project vision, and a great proposal and presentation” says Michelle Hernandez, Communications Director. “They presented us with a multidisciplinary team that we feel will help us see our vision of reinventing the community health center to fruition. We look forward to working with their team to create something that will prove to be a great asset to the surrounding community.”“Our team’s been moved by Mountain Park Health Center’s long-standing commitment to providing all patients – particularly the underinsured – with access to affordable, quality healthcare services,” says Mark Patterson, AIA, leader of the health studio in SmithGroupJJR’s Phoenix office. “We’re honored to be part of a project that will help to advance their model for delivering care to an often overlooked segment of the community.”The new clinic, will bring affordable healthcare to an additional 12,000 Phoenix residents and will include multiple exam rooms, leasing space for entrepreneurial ventures, Mayo/ASU specialty care and telemedicine, a dental clinic, and more. The clinic will continue Mountain Park’s mission to provide access to affordable healthcare for families.
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DeepOcean Group Holding B.V. announces that Henk van den IJssel and Peter van der Hak will join DeepOcean on 1 October, 2014.“We are pleased that Henk and Peter have decided to join the DeepOcean team”, says DeepOcean CEO Bart Heijermans. “Henk will focus as Commercial Director on international business development and sales and the coordination of commercial activity and Peter will assume the responsibilities of Group Controller”.Henk has more than 25 years of international commercial and business development experience in offshore oil & gas industry with, amongst others, Acergy and Allseas.Peter van der Hak has worked over 13 years with Fugro N.V. spending the last 8 years of that period as their Group Controller.Press Release, September 17, 2014
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Published: October 12, 2016 6:40 AM EDT Young voters not swayed by Bill Clinton’s history ATHENS, Ohio (AP) – Ignoring his own sexually aggressive predilections, Donald Trump wants voters to see Bill Clinton as a scandal-plagued cad whose history with women should disqualify Hillary Clinton from the presidency.The argument doesn’t seem to resonate with America’s youngest voters, who know the 70-year-old former president as a figure out of history books and don’t seem to care about his Oval Office affair with Monica Lewinsky or other marital infidelities. Many of them describe the white-topped, bespectacled grandfather more as Hillary’s famous husband than a central figure to consider as they weigh their 2016 ballot.“I’m here for Hillary, not for Bill,” said 19-year-old Rachel Onusko, an Ohio University sophomore who attended the former president’s recent campaign appearance at the Athens campus. “It’s great that he’s supporting his wife,” Onusko continued, “but the main factor is not, ‘Oh, her husband was the president.’ For me, the message is, ‘Hillary is a strong woman and this is what she stands for.’”To be sure, millennials have yet to embrace Hillary Clinton fully, even as they reject Trump. A national GenForward survey in September found 54 percent of adults age 18-30 had a negative view of Clinton, with 75 percent feeling the same about Trump. And Bill Clinton isn’t necessarily the best Hillary Clinton supporter to convert skeptics: President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, the only White House couple the youngest voters have followed closely, are the ones who draw massive, shrieking crowds of young people.Hillary Clinton’s campaign implicitly concedes the point, with Bill Clinton’s recent and coming schedules in Ohio, Florida, Iowa and other battlegrounds tilted to union groups and African-American audiences. Still, an August Gallup poll found the former president with a 56 percent approval rating among adults ages 18-29.Perhaps most encouraging for Bill Clinton in the millennial pursuit – and ominous for Trump – is that Onusko and many of her contemporaries express bewilderment and even disdain over the Republican nominee’s broadsides about the ex-president’s sexual history and Hillary Clinton’s actions in the political fallout.“Bill Clinton was abusive to women,” Trump said in the second presidential debate, as three of the women who allege unwanted sexual encounters with Clinton sat in the audience at Trump’s invitation. “Hillary Clinton attacked those same women, and attacked them viciously.” He’d raised that subject intermittently before.Hillary Clinton did not directly address Trump’s accusations that she had taken part in aggressive efforts by Clinton associates to discredit women who had gone public with allegations about her husband.Even before the disclosure of an explosive 2005 tape in which Trump boasted in vulgar terms about imposing himself on women at will, young people hardly regarded the billionaire as a man who respects women.“The only people I know who support Trump are men, mostly older men,” said Selena Peterson, 19, of Canton, Ohio, who voted for Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders in the Democratic primary but has no qualms about voting for Clinton over Trump.Dominic Detwiler, 18, from Lancaster, Ohio, was a Sanders supporter who is deciding between Clinton and the Green Party’s Jill Stein – but not because he’s contemplating Bill Clinton’s treatment of women. “I’m over the whole Monica Lewinsky thing,” he said of the White House intern at the center of the 42nd president’s 1998 impeachment. “I mean, would I have divorced him if he’d done that to me? Sure. But that wasn’t my decision; it was Hillary’s.”It’s certainly not that young voters aren’t familiar with Bill Clinton’s transgressions, confirmed or alleged. “Impeachment was one of the first things we learned about him in school,” said Peterson, “and, of course, people in history class would make the Monica jokes.”Will Maher, 25, of Fort Collins, Colorado, was 7 years old in 1998. “I remember my parents turning off the television during the news and saying, ‘We’re not going to discuss that,’” he said. Maher, who hasn’t decided how to vote, says: “If he was running again, maybe that would matter.” As for Hillary Clinton, “I judge her as her own candidate, in the present.”Madison Sloat, a 19-year-old from Pittsburgh who has backed Hillary Clinton from the beginning, agreed. “It shouldn’t be an issue that impacts her at all. It makes me mad that he wants American citizens to blame Hillary for all of that.”That attitude suits the former president fine. “He’s been making those attacks since the beginning of this campaign, so I don’t think there’s anything new,” Bill Clinton told reporters in Ohio. Days later, he sat silently in his wife’s VIP box, feet from the debate stage where Trump bellowed, “There’s never been anyone in the history of politics … so abusive to women.” Author: AP Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know. SHARE
Kenyan Governor arrested over attempted murder charge Kenyan governor Okoth Obado has been charged in court with aiding and abetting the brutal murder of his ex-girlfriend, a pregnant student.The married governor pleaded not guilty to the charge.Mr Obado’s arrest followed weeks of public anger after the body of Sharon Otieno, 26, was found in a forest.A post-mortem revealed Ms Otieno had been raped, and stabbed eight times in the neck, abdomen and back. She lost her unborn child during the attack.Mr Obado, the governor of Migori County, has been remanded in custody, pending the outcome of his bail application on Tuesday.Ms Otieno’s mother Melida Auma was tearful in court, and struggled to control her emotions, Kenya’s Standard newspaper reported.In an earlier statement, Kenya’s chief prosecutor Noodin Haji said he had also given instructions for two of Mr Obado’s aides to be charged – one for murder and the other for aiding and abetting murder.“Sharon and her unborn baby lost their lives in a gruesome and horrifying manner in the hands of her killers. My office is therefore committed to ensuring that all the perpetrators of the heinous act are brought to book and subjected to the due process of the law,” Mr Haji added.Related Kenyan governor linked to murder of university student Four Kenyan cops charged in 2012 murder of British man