Greater Clements Judith Ivey(Photo provided by Rinaldi PR) View Comments Related Shows Star Files Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 19, 2020 Lincoln Center Theater has announced the world premiere staging of Greater Clements, a new work by Lortel winner Samuel D. Hunter (The Whale), slated to play the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater this fall. Two-time Tony winner Judith Ivey (The Heiress) will star in the production, directed by Davis McCallum, scheduled to begin previews on November 14 and open on December 9.The play follows the once-proud mining town of Clements, Idaho, which is rapidly disintegrating. As Maggie (Ivey) prepares to close one of the town’s last remaining businesses, a visitor (played by James Saito) arrives on her doorstep, resurrecting long-buried hope and shame rooted in her family’s past and the town’s history. Now, for the first time in nearly 50 years, Maggie is forced to consider if the life she envisioned for herself at 17 might still be possible today.Joining Ivey and Saito in the cast will be Edmund Donovan, Andrew Garman, Nina Hellman, Kate MacCluggage and Haley Sakamoto.Greater Clements will feature scenic design by Dane Laffrey, costume design by Kaye Voyce, lighting design by Yi Zhao and original music/sound design by Fitz Patton.The production is scheduled to play a limited engagement through January 19, 2020. Judith Ivey
Middle Atlantic Products (a brand of Legrand | AV) announced Tuesday the release of the new LundHalsey Visionline 24/7 control room consoles. Visionline is the latest console family directly available from Legrand | AV and manufactured by solutions partner U.K.-based LundHalsey — a company that designs, manufactures and installs control room furniture solutions. Visionline features the same design and durability introduced in LundHalsey’s Kontrol family, but in a smaller footprint and in straight, concave and convex options to fit a control room of any size.“No two control rooms are exactly alike in size, function, or setup,” said Paul Dolynchuk, director, product management at Legrand | AV. “The new compact, modular Visionline console provides greater design flexibility for organizations who need customized multi-console configuration options in width, stand-alone, back-to-back, concave or convex arrangements. We’re excited to offer this new console directly from Legrand | AV.”The Visionline family includes two models: Visionline Air sit/stand console and Visionline fixed height 24/7 control room console. Visionline Air is a console designed to provide a sit/stand environment that includes an adjustable height between 26-47 inches. The work surface can be moved at the touch of a button or remotely via the mobile app. The Visionline fixed-height console is designed for use in any modern 24/7 control room. Designed to ISO 11064, the international ergonomic standard for control room design, the fixed-height model is supported by a frame that provides cable management and active equipment integration.Both models feature a modular steel bay system architecture and a .5-inch-thick compact laminate work surface. Every console can be configured with single or side-by-side articulating monitor arm options that fully adjust to any user height and reach as well as with a range of accessories, including operated status control LEDs, corner LEDs, universal PDU, wireless charger, touch-sensitive desktop PDU and a dimmable LED task light.Customers will also receive complimentary custom design services. A dedicated project manager at Middle Atlantic will work with customers throughout the project — services will include concept drawings and 3D renderings.
continue reading » by: James Robert LayA key to telling digital stories that sell is to make the story as personal as possible.The personalization of stories is what taps into the right side of a consumer’s brain.Neuroscience has confirmed that consumers “buy with their hearts” using the emotionally driven right side of the brain and then justify that purchase with the logical, analytical left side of the brain.Credit unions who promote “great rates and service” along with a list of undifferentiated product lines compete against each other within the crowded regions of the left side of a consumer’s brain.We believe the right side of the brain is an blue ocean for credit unions in a humanized digital economy.And personalized video can be a key channel to capitalize on this opportunity. 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
A study today in monkeys showed that, under extreme and precise circumstances, Zika virus can be transmitted via saliva.Researchers reported new findings on the transmission routes of Zika, which is normally transmitted through the bites of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, in Nature Communications.In the study, scientists from the University of Wisconsin-Madison used rhesus macaques with extremely high virus loads, and another set with more typical viral counts to demonstrate how and if mucosal transmission of the virus occurred in healthy monkeys.Risk of kissing, sharing cutlery, food”We had noticed in the literature about a year ago, there were case reports of transmission that seemed to be occurring through an oral route,” said Thomas Friedrich, PhD, assistant professor of pathobiological sciences, in an interview. Friedrich said a case from France in which a man infected a woman, likely through oral sex or kissing, and another in Utah where a caregiver was probably infected by an elderly family member with extremely high viral counts, confounded researchers.”We wanted to assess the risk, and our main concern was kissing and sharing cutlery and food,” said Friedrich. “So we conducted a two-prong study to answer the following questions: Was oral transmission theoretically possible? And did it occur under normal conditions?”Friedrich’s group found that mucosal transmission of Zika is theoretically possible, but extremely unlikely under normal circumstances. All three monkeys who were exposed to high doses of Zika virus (20-fold higher than that typically found in saliva) applied directly on their tonsils developed the disease.Another group of 7 monkeys were exposed to the virus via the saliva of monkeys who had received subcutaneous infections, representing a typical virus count. None of the monkeys exposed to doses typically found in saliva contracted the disease when their tonsils (5 animals), conjunctivae (1), or nasal passages (1) were exposed.”We tried to simulate sneezing, sharing utensils, and other mucosal exposures,” said Friedrich. “But the amount of virus typically founding saliva was not enough to infect a monkey or suggest any seroconversion [development of detectable antibodies].”Friedrich said that semen and breast milk, two bodily fluids that contain higher amounts of virus particles than saliva, are still much more likely routes for Zika transmission.”But it’s very rare to have a virus like Zika that can be transmitted in so many ways,” said Friedrich. “There may be an edge [outlying cases] of unusual transmission routes, but getting the virus through saliva doesn’t seem very likely.”Virus has short infective lifeIn another study today that tested Zika virus infection in rhesus macaques, a separate group of researchers found that the time between cell infection and viral production is most likely short, under 4 hours, and the lifetime of an infected cell while producing virus is less than 5 hours.Understanding the rapid infection patterns in Zika can help with the timing of antiviral medicines, said the researchers, who presented the results of their mathematical modeling analysis in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).See also:Aug 1 Nat Commun studyAug 1 PNAS study
“As we interviewed terrific candidates, Elizabeth clearly stood out as an innovator with experience leading a large organization with goals similar to ours,” Gov. Lujan Grisham said. “She was unequaled in both experience and passion and has a demonstrated record of getting results. I am confident she will deliver on putting our youngest on the path to success.” Creating the Early Childhood Education and Care Department was one of the highest-profile outcomes of the 2019 legislative session. The new Cabinet-level department will bring programs for children from prenatal to age 5 all under one roof to maximize resources and develop a comprehensive plan for early childhood education. SANTA FE ― Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced Wednesday that Elizabeth Groginsky will be the first secretary of the new Early Childhood Education and Care Department. STATE News: The District of Columbia was first in the nation in 2009 to pursue universal pre-K and today has the highest U.S. participation rate, with 85 percent of all 4-year-olds and 75 percent of 3-year-olds. Among other things, she directed early childhood education for United Way Worldwide, where she helped expand the number of communities collecting and using population-based early childhood data; and she was the first executive director of the Early Childhood Data Collaborative, a national coalition to improve state policies and practices in the development and use of early childhood data systems. Groginsky earned a master’s degree in social sciences from the University of Colorado at Denver and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland. Secretary Elizabeth Groginsky Groginsky has more than two decades of executive leadership experience administering public and private human service organizations at the national, state and local levels. Her experience with Head Start programs is extensive: She began as a family services coordinator, later administered a county program and then directed the Head Start Collaboration Office for Colorado. She is currently overseeing one of only eight state Early Head Start Child Care Partnership grants. Groginsky comes to New Mexico from Washington, D.C., where she has been assistant superintendent of early learning for the District of Columbia since 2014. In that role, she administered a $160 million annual budget that funded programs to ensure equal access to quality services for the District’s most vulnerable children and their families. “I am honored to serve Gov. Lujan Grisham, a visionary leader who is committed to collaboration and coordination, equity and quality for all New Mexican families and young children,” Groginsky said. “I am passionate about building comprehensive early childhood systems that improve outcomes for young children and engage families as key decision-makers. I have always loved New Mexico, and I am thrilled to serve as its first-ever secretary of the Early Childhood Education and Care Department.” “Elizabeth’s track record in raising quality speaks to her longtime commitment to children and her experience working in partnership with diverse communities,” said Carla D. Thompson Payton, vice president for program strategy at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.
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AXYS Technologies Inc has announced that after a formal RFP process attracting responses from industry leaders, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DoE’s) Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) has awarded AXYS the contract to supply two WindSentinel floating LiDAR systems.The systems will be managed by PNNL to support research and development to help advance the U.S. offshore wind industry.“This award reflects the DoE’s commitment to the use of new technology to assist in reducing the cost of offshore wind energy in the United States,” says Graham Howe, Director of Sales at AXYS. “We are pleased to be able to assist the DoE in their work.”The WindSentinel™ is a wind resource assessment buoy that uses LiDAR to accurately measure wind speed, wind direction, and turbulence offshore up to blade-tip heights of 200m. The WindSentinel has recorded a number of world firsts, including the first commercial deployment and the most remote LiDAR offshore wind resource assessment ever conducted, 36 miles offshore.Press Release, June 11, 2014
GIW Industries, Inc., a company involved in the design, manufacture and application of heavy duty centrifugal slurry pumps, has announced the successful design and installation of a unique underwater pump system for a Chinese dredging contractor. This equipment package consists of a GIW® Minerals LHD pump directly mounted onto a 4500 kW submersible electric motor and housed in a carrier arm attached to the drag arm of a trailing suction hopper dredger.The upgrade allows the dredger to operate efficiently at depths up to 100 meters.The 58″ impeller and 4500 kW/6000 hp motor significantly decrease the filling time of the 15,000 cubic meter hopper when operating at depths in excess of 35 meters, thereby increasing the overall efficiency of the dredger.
The Legal Services Consumer Panel has made a call for evidence from solicitors and others in an investigation launched today into whether will-writing should become a regulated activity. The Legal Services Board has asked the panel to provide evidence of what problems consumers encounter in making a will, and whether they need more protection. The panel’s findings will inform the board in making a decision next year on whether will-writing should be regulated. The panel is seeking evidence of badly written wills containing drafting errors; instances where will companies have put pressure on consumers to name them as executors of the estate; inappropriate cross-selling; and fees charged that are much higher than the original quote, as well as other issues. Panel chair Diane Hayter said: ‘The case for regulating will-writers may rest on whether there are abuses across the industry, or just a few rogues who can be dealt with under existing laws.’ Law Society president Linda Lee said: ‘The Law Society will be responding to the call for evidence from the panel, because it is clear that consumers need greater protection against inaccurate and badly written wills prepared by people with little or no legal training. ‘The Law Society has been highlighting this problem for some time. There is strong evidence that unregulated will-writers provide a substandard service for clients, leading to wills being lost or beneficiaries losing out. In some cases there is even dishonesty. As a result, the testator’s wishes may be ignored and their families or other executors have to pick up the pieces. ‘This is not the case when people use solicitors, who are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and who are fully insured in case of any mistakes. We are deeply concerned that members of the public use will-writers thinking that writing a will is a simple and straightforward task, or that there is protection should anything go wrong, when neither is the case.’
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