On the Town Cancels Week of Performances on Broadway

first_img In addition to Yazbeck, Johnson and Alves, the cast includes Alysha Umphress as Hildy, Megan Fairchild as Ivy Smith, Elizabeth Stanley as Claire, Jackie Hoffman as Madame Dilly, Michael Rupert as Judge Pitkin and Allison Guinn as Lucy Schmeeler. The Broadway revival of On the Town will cancel six performance this spring due to a scheduled event at the Lyric Theatre. Performances scheduled for May 7 through May 12 have been scratched; additional evening performances will now take place on May 4 and May 17. First seen on the Great White Way in 1944, On the Town features music by Leonard Bernstein and a book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. It follows the adventures of three sailors (Tony Yazbeck, Jay Armstrong Johnson and Clyde Alves) on leave in New York City. Based on the ballet Fancy Free by Jerome Robbins, the musical’s toe-tapping numbers include “New York, New York,” “I Can Cook Too,” “Lonely Town” and “Some Other Time.” View Comments Related Shows On the Town Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 6, 2015last_img read more

Head of Vermont State Hospital resigns

first_imgby Anne Galloway, www.vtdigger.org(link is external) May 13, 2011 Terry Rowe, executive director of the Vermont State Hospital, announced her resignation Thursday. She has served as head of the state facility for severely mentally ill patients for seven years.In an e-mail, Rowe told the 240 staff members of the hospital that she decided she will leave her position this summer because of ‘major shifts’ in the new administration’s vision for mental health service.Rowe said in an interview that the Shumlin administration officials are ‘good people’ and ‘there’s a lot of energy and optimism in the air ‘ I’m just really tired.’In an interview on Friday morning, Rowe said she was discouraged by recent publicity about  a patient who set a fire on one of the wards and public complaints from staff about  forced overtime. Employees told news outlets they had been working extra shifts, some days working as long as 16 hours in an environment in which they needed to stay alert in order to keep patients from endangering themselves or others.‘What’s been hard is there’s been extremely negative publicity about the hospital and in that environment there is no margin for error,’ Rowe said.The intense level of public scrutiny, she said, has been taxing for her and for the staff.The staff complaints about overtime were very difficult for Rowe. What was most painful was the feeling that ‘on some professional level I was disconnected from the staff.’ She said the ‘last thing I would want to do was to hurt them.’‘I’ve had dark moments at the hospital and that’s one of them,’ Rowe said.Since the end of April when the stories came out, Rowe said she has tried to even out the unpredictable scheduling problems that go along with having enough employees to ensure safety at the hospital when psychiatric patients who are a danger to themselves and others are newly admitted.When the fire occurred at the hospital, ‘people jumped to conclusions about what had gone wrong’ even though the staff, Rowe said, handled the fire appropriately.‘The response was, ‘there goes the state hospital not doing a good job again,’‘ Rowe said. ‘We believe we have a safe environment. We don’t have a lot of capital out there with what we do because of the enormous amount of negative publicity. We haven’t come out the other side.’The 54-bed Vermont State Hospital was decertified by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in 2003 after several suicides.Rowe was hired in 2004. During her tenure, the state has repeatedly attempted and failed to regain federal authorization for the hospital, and previous proposals for replacing the facility have not materialized. Lawmakers and the governor have pulled back from the significant investments necessary to bring the hospital in line with federal requirements. At the same time, the state loses about $10 million a year in federal reimbursements because of the hospital’s decertified status.The Shumlin administration will begin the process of planning a new replacement facility in Berlin this summer.‘These major shifts call for reflection,’ Rowe wrote. ‘I felt I needed to decide to either continue my commitment to the hospital or look at other options. Standing at the turning point, I knew the pressure, stress and demands of this 24 hours a day, 7 days a week job would continue unabated. In the end, I chose to pursue a life where work is a part of what I do, not its defining purpose.’Rowe has accepted a position as director of the Registry Review Unit in the Vermont Department for Children and Family Services. The registry tracks child abuse incidents and investigations.Christine Oliver, commissioner of the Department of Mental Health, described Rowe’s position as a ‘critical,’ 24/7 job.‘She’s done it for seven years,’ Oliver said. ‘That’s a long time in hospital administration, let alone the type of hospital she is running.’‘I am sure the news of Terry’s departure is difficult to absorb,’ Oliver wrote in an e-mail to staff. ‘Terry has long been a stabilizing force for (the Vermont State Hospital). During her tenure, she has dedicated herself to the challenges of operating a 24/7 psychiatric facility serving some of our most vulnerable Vermonters. Terry will leave the state hospital in much better shape than when she first arrived in 2004. Terry’s many contributions and accomplishments are greatly appreciated, and we are lucky that she will continue to use her talents for the benefit of the (Agency of Human Services).’Oliver said the position has been reclassified as an exempt position. The secretary of the Agency of Human Services, Doug Racine, and Oliver will choose Rowe’s successor. The position will also come with an increase in compensation. Rowe earned about $78,000 a year ‘ less than half that of her counterparts in small hospital administration in Vermont who earn about $200,000, Oliver said.  Anne Galloway is editor of vtdigger.orglast_img read more

ELN Guerilla Claims Desire to Work Towards Peace

first_imgBy Dialogo January 07, 2013 In a video posted on their website on January 3, Colombian ELN (National Liberation Army) guerrilla leader Nicolás Rodríguez, alias Gabino, demanded that the Armed Forces work to put an end to the armed conflict in the country. “Today it is necessary to have nobility to embrace peace. And who better to work for it” than those who “have endured and developed the war with profound cruelty,” the insurgent leader stated. The ELN, the second largest guerrilla group in Colombia, with 2,500 combatants, has publicly stated that they intend to start peace talks, like the ones being held by the government and the FARC in Cuba since November. Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has shown his willingness to agree to talks with the ELN, although he has requested time, discretion, and the right attitude to establish contacts. Government and FARC delegates started their talks on November 19 in Havana. Currently, the process is recessed until January 14. The FARC declared a truce in its offensive actions from November 20 until January 20. However, the Armed Forces have not ceased fire. In his message, aimed particularly at the military commanders, Gabino also asked for “a profound reflection and complete support for the peace process and all the efforts that are made to this end.” In the six minute—47-second–long video, the rebel leader also asked for the “active participation” of Colombian intellectuals and young people in order to bring an end the Colombian armed conflict, which has been going on for nearly fifty years.last_img read more

Kick your company communication into overdrive: Part 1

first_imgCommunication—especially in the workplace is critical to a healthy work environment. Whether you’re in management or not, effective communication among coworkers and employees can make or break your working relationships. Face it, we spend more time at work than at home so building healthy relationships with coworkers is key. To help you kick your communication style up a notch, we are giving you 20 simple tips—10 today and 10 more in Part 2 of this article—to help you improve your communication skills and build stronger relationships with your coworkers.1. Lay the GroundworkIt all begins with trust. When we do this, we can open up the lines of communication and begin to trust one another on a different level. Go out to lunch with a coworker or spark up a non-work related conversation with a coworker to learn their interests. continue reading » 11SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

CUInsight Minute with Lauren Culp – November 27, 2020

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Lauren Culp Lauren Culp is the Publisher & CEO at CUInsight.com.She leads the growing team at CUInsight, works with organizations serving credit unions to maximize their brand and exposure, connects … Web: https://www.cuinsight.com Details Welcome to the CUInsight Minute, sixty seconds from our Publisher & CEO Lauren Culp with our favorite reads from the week.Mentioned:What we all want, no matter how we voted — and how credit unions can deliverby CAMERON MADILL, PIXELSPOKEAt the beginning of COVID, all we heard was, “We’re in this together.” But that feeling of togetherness, while somewhat of a mirage from the beginning, hasn’t lasted. Many see our country as more divided now than ever, with the recent election widening the chasm even more. Do you see these divisions playing out in your membership, or perhaps on your team? Is it even possible to find common ground? (read more)3 Ways Companies Can Retain Working Moms Right Nowby DANA SUMPTER and MONA ZANHOUR, HBRIt has become alarmingly clear that the Covid-19 pandemic is threatening women’s careers. In September 2020 alone, 865,000 women left the U.S. workforce, compared to 216,000 men. Furthermore, one in four women are considering either leaving the workforce or reducing their work hours. A stream of advice has suggested how working mothers can work from home with kids, manage work/life boundaries (or lack thereof), and handle anxiety over school decisions. (read more)How to plan a virtual holiday office party that doesn’t suckby GWEN MORAN, FAST COMPANYAs COVID-19 continues to change just about everything about work, so, too, is it changing that annual ritual: office holiday parties. With many workers still remote and gathering restrictions expected to increase in many areas as infection rates rise, the thought of throwing yet another Zoom meeting with everyone dressed in ugly sweaters and holding cocktails is downright depressing. (read more)last_img read more

Jokowi pushes for reform to prevent rent-seeking in business, trade

first_imgRent-seekers often use political influence and lobbying to secure deals valued higher than usual. Experts believe rent-seeking harms economic growth by discouraging competition and innovation.Read also: KPK gets bigger role in national antigraft campaignJokowi went on to say that reform was urgently needed so 60 million small and medium enterprises across the country, which are regarded as the main pillar of the country’s economy, would not be impacted by the unhealthy system.“We need to reform our policies and the bureaucratic system and make it transparent. We also need to utilize information and technology, as well as develop a digital system accessible by society,” the President said.He claimed that the omnibus bill on job creation would become a legal solution to push for accountable and innovative employment through an integrated regulation.“The pandemic has given us time to make comprehensive improvements. We need to build an efficient and accountable system that is free from corruption.”The President also encouraged the promotion of an anti-corruption cultural movement in society as a moral obligation as a citizen.Topics : President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo urged his administration to push for bureaucratic reform in business permits and commerce in order to prevent people from gaining illicit personal benefit from the sector.He highlighted that business and commerce in the food, medicine and energy sectors were prone to rent-seeking practices carried out by individuals seeking personal wealth without actually fulfilling the agreement.“These practices would impact the people who bear the high price of corrupt practices,” Jokowi said in his speech during the National Action on Corruption Prevention at the Bogor Presidential Palace on Wednesday.last_img read more

Over 700 Haitian physicians have graduated from Cuba’s Caribbean School of Medicine

first_img 16 Views   no discussions HealthLifestyle Over 700 Haitian physicians have graduated from Cuba’s Caribbean School of Medicine by: – July 9, 2011 Sharing is caring! Share Tweetcenter_img Share Share Graduates. Photo credit: cadenagramonte.cuSANTIAGO DE CUBA, Cuba (ACN) — With the graduation this week of 115 new Haitian physicians, the number of young doctors from that country who have graduated from the Santiago de Cuba-based Caribbean School of Medicine has risen to 731.This cooperation project, conceived by Fidel Castro 12 years ago, had its first graduation in 2005 and there are currently another 291 students from Haiti receiving training there with the purpose of graduating 1,000 Haitian doctors in medicine in a decade.The rector of the school, Dr Rosa Delia Deconger, told Granma newspaper that there are also more than 100 residents on their second specialty, mainly pediatrics, surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, and cardiology.The Caribbean School of Medicine was founded almost 31 years ago and it has already graduated 4,812 physicians, including 1,051 doctors from 25 nations, mainly from the Caribbean and Africa.Caribbean News Nowlast_img read more

Frustrated wife puts gamer husband up for sale on Craigslist

first_img 690 Views   no discussions Share Sharing is caring! The happy couple (Photo credit: ABC News)Guys, be careful how involved you get with this season’s awesome crop of video games. Your wife may try to sell you off.The happy couple (Photo credit: ABC News)Kyle Baddley learned this the hard way earlier this month, when his wife Alyse got frustrated by his constant Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 playing and offered him up to the highest bidder on Craigslist.“I am selling my 22 year old husband,” the ad read. “He enjoys eating and playing video games all day. Easy to maintain, just feed and water every 3-5 hours. You must have Internet and space for gaming. Got tired of waiting so free to good home. If acceptable replacement is offered will trade.”The ad, of course, was a joke. But that didn’t stop people from replying.One woman offered to retrain him. Another guy said he was willing to trade spots with Kyle, noting that he was both house-trained and preferred books to games.“We didn’t think we would get any responses at all, but we’ve gotten so many,” Alyse said. “Someone even offered a blue bag of Skittles.”Some people, though, took it a bit too seriously. One person suggested she use the free time to go out on her own, while others wrote that they were concerned about Alyse’s relationship with her husband.Among the unconcerned was Kyle’s mother. She not only encouraged Alyse to run the ad, she helped her write it.Kyle, it seems, has learned his lesson and has pulled back a bit from his Modern Warfare 3 playtime. His father notes that the couple is headed to Florida to spend Thanksgiving with Kyle’s sister.Kyle’s taking it in good humor — but he points out for the record that his wife was in line with him when the game went on sale.“I love my wife,” he says. “She supported me when I got the game. We stayed until midnight to get the game when it first came out. It’s just funny.”By Chris Morris YAHOO News Tweetcenter_img Share InternationalLifestylePrintRelationships Frustrated wife puts gamer husband up for sale on Craigslist by: – November 25, 2011 Sharelast_img read more

Kindra P. Schuler

first_imgKindra P. Schuler, age 56 of Batesville, died Thursday, December 15, 2016. Born March 28, 1960 in Batesville, she is the daughter of Connie (Nee: Parmer) and George Schuler II. She was a commercial photographer, a member of the Batesville Lions Club and Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for neglected or abused children.According to her family, Kindra was a kind, gentle soul who went out of her way to help others. She also had a soft spot for animals and routinely brought home those found abandoned, nursed them back to health and then found them a permanent home. She currently had three cats she adored. Her faith was very important to her, as was time with family. She truly enjoyed family events and get-togethers, usually trying to scare up a corn hole contest with any and all challengers. Her nephews affectionately referred to her as Grandma Nin. Apparently she was also an electronics junkie. Kindra embraced modern technology, especially computers and was more than happy to help friends and neighbors set-up or repair them. Along with a passion for movies, she was also an avid reader and Colts fan.She is survived by her mother Connie of Batesville; sisters Vanessa Zins and Jennifer Walker, both of Batesville; brothers Scot Schuler of Dallas, Texas, Jeff Schuler of Woodbury, Tennessee, Patrick Schuler of Greensburg, Indiana, Mike Herring of Southhaven, Mississippi and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. In addition to her father, she is also preceded in death by her brother George Schuler III.Visitation is Tuesday, December 20th, from 4 – 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral services follow at 7 p.m. with Rev. David Kobak O.F.M., officiating. A prayer service will be conducted by the Batesville Lions Club at 4 p.m. Kindra will be cremated following services. Memorials may be made to the funeral home to help with expenses.last_img read more

Moyes: I needed more time at United

first_img The Scot was sacked in April, not even getting the chance to see out a full season in charge as Sir Alex Ferguson’s replacement as United made a shocking defence of their Premier League title. It left United officials – Ferguson included – red-faced after Moyes had been installed as ‘the chosen one’, with the former Everton boss becoming ‘the sacked one’ before the season was out, at a club famed for giving managers time. Press Association Moyes was accused of bungling in the transfer market but claims he tried to sign Cesc Fabregas, Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale, although ultimately he did not and was judged on his results. Louis van Gaal has since moved into the dugout at Old Trafford and Moyes is now ready to return to management, but insists he was not given the time needed to get to grips with one of world football’s most high-profile jobs. Speaking to the Mail on Sunday he said: “It was a step into the unknown and, looking back now, it was near enough the impossible job. “But it was the right job for me. I’d been at Everton for more than 11 years. We’d qualified for the Champions League, got to an FA Cup final, I’d been voted manager of the season three times. I was among the most experienced managers in the Premier League. United had always had British managers. “I was devastated to lose the job because it was something I felt I could make a real success of. We knew it was going to take time to make the necessary changes. It was going to take time to evolve. But we were in the process of making other important changes. In the end, I don’t feel I was given time to succeed or fail.” The failure to significantly improve the squad Ferguson left him also hindered Moyes who, along with chief executive Ed Woodward – also new to the role – missed out on a number of targets. “It’s been well documented that we wanted Fabregas, Bale and Ronaldo. There was talk of Ronaldo when I first arrived. We were close to getting a couple of major names,” he said. “I’m not getting in a blame game here but things just didn’t materialise. I had taken over from the most successful manager in history. The chief executive had taken over from one of the most renowned administrators in the game (David Gill). So it was a new job for two people.” David Moyes does not believe he was given the time needed to succeed at Manchester United, calling his tenure an attempt at an “impossible job”. Moyes was shown the door on April 22, but the story of his demise had become public knowledge the day before. The former Celtic defender, knowing his time was up, admits he arrived at United’s training ground even earlier than usual at 4am in readiness for his sacking. “In the end it was difficult for my family, the way we discovered – via the media – that I’d lost my job,” he said. “We have always tried to do things the correct way. I know it comes with the territory, and I know if you lose matches you risk being sacked. But how it affected my family made it hard. ” Much was made of the manner of Moyes’ departure and that no reference was made to his players – with whom he was reported to have had difficulties with – in his leaving statement. “On the day I lost my job I spoke to every player at the training ground,” he said. “I called the players into the dressing room at 10am that morning and told them how disappointed I was.” The presence of Ferguson looming in the stands was given plenty of headlines as Moyes toiled on the touchline, with the club’s most successful ever boss often seen glum-faced as his predecessor laboured. Moyes, though, insists he always had his compatriot’s backing. “I’ve met Alex on several occasions since I left,” he added. “And I spoke to him about the days surrounding my departure. He explained it to me and I totally accepted what he said. He was in a difficult position, and I understood that. “At no time did I ever have anything other than 100 per cent support from him. He was always incredibly good to me. We had several meetings over the course of my time at the club. We spoke regularly. And I saw him being around me only as a positive.” last_img read more