John Mayer, Don McLean, More Share Personal Tributes For Late ‘Jeopardy!’ Host Alex Trebek

first_imgRelated: Jeopardy Puts Contestants’ My Morning Jacket Knowledge To Work With $1000 QuestionDead & Company guitarist John Mayer also made a point to post a heartfelt tribute in Trebek’s memory. Although Mayer’s wasn’t quite as personal, he did reflect on the role in which Trebek and Jeopardy! played in entertaining himself and his family while growing up in the 1980s and 90s. Rest In Peace, Alex Trebek. Longtime Jeopardy! host (and aspiring rapper) Alex Trebek died at his home on Sunday after a long and public battle with pancreatic cancer.Even amidst the chaos of the 2020 Presidential election, Trebek’s death rippled across popular culture and was mourned by mainstream news outlets as well as on social media. Additionally, some Jeopardy! die-hards within the music community made a point to pay tribute to the man who so eloquently and smoothly educated generations of Americans both young and old thanks to his lead on the long-running trivia game show.“American Pie” singer Don McLean took to his Twitter to share a personal memory about when he performed at Trebek’s private Christmas party last year.center_img Guitarist Joe Bonamassa also shared a brief tribute and video clip from when his name was one of the questions (answers) from an old episode of Jeopardy!.Umphrey’s McGee also reminisced on when they were immortalized as an answer on the program.last_img read more

Damon Daunno, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Ali Stroker & the Cast of Oklahoma! Prep for Broadway Bow

first_imgOklahoma! star Rebecca Naomi Jones and director Daniel Fish snap a photo. Oklahoma!’s Damon Daunno performs “Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'” for the crowd. Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 19, 2020 Damon Daunno Rebecca Naomi Jones Related Shows Ali Stroker Oklahoma! standout Ali Stoker flashes a smile. View Comments Oklahoma! The company of Oklahoma! is gearing up for the Rodgers & Hammerstein classic to return to Broadway in a whole new way. Director Daniel Fish’s intimate reimagining of the musical drummed up a great deal of buzz in Brooklyn at St. Ann’s Warehouse last year. On February 19, stars Damon Daunno, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Ali Stroker, Mary Testa and the entire company began rehearsals for the Broadway bow and gathered together at Bob’s Steak and Chop House—fun fact: the New York spot where Rodgers and Hammerstein first collaborated on Oklahoma!—to sip cocktails, meet the press and offer a taste of the show’s musical intimacy with a performance of “Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'” from Daunno. Peek the pics, and then go see this innovative production for yourself at the Circle in the Square Theatre beginning on March 19. Mary Testa Star Files Patrick Vaill View All (5)last_img read more

Injured service members brave the cold for fun on ice

first_imgWounded Warrior Project A special gathering for wounded veterans who endured the elements to learn a new, unique skill in Vermont. Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) invited a group of WWP Alumni to tighten their ice leashes, pull on the gloves, and brave the chill to learn the basics of ice climbing. WWP’s Alumni program is one of 20 free programs and services offered to injured service members, their families and caregivers. Through social gatherings like these, WWP works to help wounded veterans find each other so they can heal through the power of bonding and camaraderie. Many returning service members face similar challenges readjusting to civilian life; spending time with other combat veterans who have shared experiences is a significant part of their recovery.Zekiel Brunketurner, Army veteran and WWP Alumnus, said the event went very well. “It was a lot of fun. I had never gone ice climbing before,” Zekiel said.Scaling new heights. (PRNewsFoto/Wounded Warrior Project) Photos copyright Northern Lights Rock and IceUnited by positive attitudes and a spirit of adventure, ice climbing professionals provided all the necessary equipment to the injured combat veterans. In addition to learning the basics, participants were instructed on climbing techniques and safety considerations for a special task that allowed them to put their new training to use: taking on the ice wall.For this kind of task, having a partner-in-bravery helps. “It was a totally new thing for me, but I got to learn a new skill with other warriors,” said Zekiel.Knowing he has access to WWP sports activities is critical for Zekiel. He said, “I feel like there is real support out there and an avenue for outdoor and recreational opportunities. This has given me much-needed inspiration to move forward and do good things. WWP has been incredible for me.”Conquering an ice wall is one way for WWP Alumni to realize they can achieve and maintain independence. During the month of January 2016, WWP engaged with 16,315 warriors through various Alumni program events, activities and outreach efforts. Another important WWP opportunity is the Independence Program (IP). The chief goal of IP is to break down barriers that might limit an injured service member’s access to resources and activities in his or her community.IP is designed for wounded, injured, and ill veterans who rely on their families and/or caregivers because of moderate to severe brain injury, spinal cord injury, or other neurological conditions. The realization that he or she can live on their own terms is significant in any wounded veteran’s recovery.About Wounded Warrior ProjectThe mission of Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) is to honor and empower Wounded Warriors. WWP’s purpose is to raise awareness and to enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members, to help injured servicemen and women aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs. WWP is a national, nonpartisan organization headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. To get involved and learn more, visit JUNCTION, Vt., Feb. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ —last_img read more

RE/MAX finds sellers’ market continues in Vermont but luxury lags

first_imgCHITTENDEN COUNTY REGIONVermont Business Magazine RE/MAX INTEGRA(link is external), New England today released its 2018 Spring Market Trends Report that shows New England is largely a sellers’ market, with few exceptions. Low inventory coupled with strong economic factors has led to intense competition, driving up prices and pushing buyers to expand their horizons and think outside of the box. The annual report evaluated data from most regions across Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont, looking at pricing, volume, and general trends in residential real estate and luxury markets.Mostly a seller’s market, Vermont is seeing properties go fairly quickly. The average days on market for a property has decreased by nearly 11% and average sales price has increased by 3.25% compared to this time last year, the lowest increase in New England. With a lack of inventory and not enough new properties being built or coming onto market, there’s been a recent shift towards rental housing in Vermont.This has also reinforced the sellers’ market – in the sub-$400,000 market, sellers are getting away with doing less for their properties as buyers become increasingly pressed to make offers quickly and accept homes as is. The luxury market in Vermont isn’t faring as well as other New England states with Vermont being the only other state in New England besides Rhode Island to show a decrease in average luxury sales price – compared to this time last year, Vermont’s average luxury sales price dropped about 8% to $1,336,033 from $1,455,537.Other highlights in this year’s report include:Vermont had the lowest increase in average sales price of all New England states at 3.25% to $255,024. Along with Rhode Island, it also saw a decrease in average luxury sales price, which is down about 8% from this time last year. The only balanced market in New England, Connecticut was the only state in which a property’s average days on market increased, from 94 to 104 days, had the highest decrease in total units sold, and the highest decrease in total sales volume.Maine had the highest percentage increase in average sales price for both traditional and luxury properties at 10% to $237,295 and 13% to $1,709,313, respectively. The already-crowded Portlandarea is seeing an influx of buyers seeking second homes; this type of market is not typical of cities.Massachusetts has the highest average sales price of any New England state, coming in at $470,016. Properties in Boston are seen as a more affordable investment than in other large cities like New York and San Francisco, and buyers with resources, especially foreign investors, are continually driving prices up and other buyers out.New Hampshire saw the highest decrease in average days on market at 13%, from 99 days to 87 – and with sellers accepting offers within 2-3 days for properties under $300,000, inventory is moving quickly.Rhode Island’s average luxury sales price dropped 30%, the most in New England. However, its traditional market is holding steady with the average sales price up about 8% and the lowest average days on market in New England at 64 days, down about 13% from this time last year.”In the current New England real estate landscape, with many buyers losing out on their desired properties due to fierce competition and rising prices, it is imperative that we fully understand the markets and provide our clients with meaningful and actionable insights,” said Fiona Petrie, Executive Vice President & Managing Director of U.S. Operations, RE/MAX INTEGRA, New England. “We strive to know exactly what is going on in our markets so we can be the best resource and steward for our clients, whether they are buying or selling.”All data was sourced from RE/MAX brokers and real estate transactions reported in the Multiple Listing Service and RE Stats. Data from 2017 encompasses January 1, 2017 to March 31, 2017 and 2018 data encompasses January 1, 2018 to March 31, 2018.Download the full report here: is external)About RE/MAX INTEGRA and RE/MAX INTEGRA, New EnglandSince its inception in 1985, RE/MAX of New England has grown to over 200 offices and 2,700 Sales Associates throughout Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont, providing franchised residential and commercial real estate services to its franchisees and their real estate professionals.RE/MAX INTEGRA, New England’s parent company, RE/MAX INTEGRA, is a privately-held company headquartered in Toronto, Canada. RE/MAX INTEGRA is the largest sub-franchisor of RE/MAX, LLC worldwide, and represents 30,000 agents — approximately a third of all RE/MAX Associates worldwide.SOURCE: BOSTON, May 29, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — RE/MAX INTEGRA is external)last_img read more

$3.6 million in bicycle and pedestrian improvements available

first_imgVermont Business Magazine The Vermont Agency of Transportation (AOT) has issued a grant solicitation for new infrastructure projects that improve access and safety for bicyclists and pedestrians. In 2019, awards totaled $3.6 million for construction and planning projects throughout the state.“These projects make it possible for more people to walk and bike safely in Vermont communities,” said Transportation Secretary Joe Flynn. “Municipalities across Vermont understand that providing good facilities for walking and bicycling are key factors for livability that can stimulate economic development in our downtowns and improve public health. In light of the current pandemic, providing safe ways for Vermonters to walk and bike is especially important.  Supporting our downtowns is critical in helping jumpstart our economy.”The AOT Bicycle and Pedestrian Program improves access and safety for bicyclists and pedestrians through the planning, design, and construction of infrastructure projects. The program improves transportation options for commuters, visitors to the state, and recreational use. Vermont ranks fourth in the nation for the percentage of commuters who bike or walk to work and fourth in per capita spending on bicycle/pedestrian projects, according to the League of American Bicyclists 2018 benchmarking report on bicycling and walking in the U.S.To learn more about the AOT 2020 grant program and to access the Bicycle and Pedestrian Program Guide and Application, visit is external).  Applications must be received by 1:00 p.m., September 30, 2020. A pre-application training webinar will be offered on August 11 and August 12. Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to participate.For more information about the 2020 Bicycle and Pedestrian program or other AOT initiatives related to bicycling and walking, contact Jon Kaplan at 802-498-4742 or [email protected](link sends e-mail).Source: MONTPELIER, Vt. – 7.27.2020 Vermont Agency of Transportationlast_img read more

Chandler Corporate Center sells for $13.9M

first_imgCapital markets experts in the Phoenix office of JLL have completed the $13.914 million sale of Chandler Corporate Center I, a 67,561-square-foot Class A office property in Chandler, Arizona. The sale price breaks the $200-per-square-foot mark for suburban office space—a significant indicator according to JLL.JLL Senior Managing Director Dennis Desmond represented the property seller, Chandler HFP, LLC, an affiliated entity of Held Properties, a California real estate development firm. Palisades Capital Realty Advisors is the property buyer. JLL Managing Director Dave Seeger serves as the project’s exclusive leasing broker and partnered with Desmond to market the property for sale.“This building came out of the ground in 2008 and has outperformed the Phoenix and Chandler markets ever since,” said Desmond. “This includes through the toughest office market recession we’ve ever experienced. That is evidence of the strength of the Chandler market and was a tremendous draw for investors looking for stable acquisition properties located in high-growth markets.”According to JLL research, in the four years from 2009 to 2012, Chandler was responsible for 66 percent of Greater Phoenix’s total office space absorption. At year-end 2013, Chandler Corporate Center I was only 8.5 percent vacant, compared to an overall Chandler submarket office vacancy rate of 13.9 percent and an overall Phoenix office market vacancy rate of 23.9 percent.“When it comes to the velocity of our recovery, Chandler is definitely one of our market’s bright stars,” said Seeger.Chandler Corporate Center I is located at 585 N. Juniper Drive in Chandler, northwest of Chandler Boulevard and McClintock Drive, and with direct access to the Loop 101 and Loop 202 freeways, and the burgeoning Price Road technology corridor. The two-story building totals 67,561 square feet with a 6.63/1,000 parking ratio, modern office construction and benefiting from the area’s highly educated labor pool.JLL will retain the leasing assignment at the property and assume the property management responsibility.last_img read more

New tourist guide of the city of Požega presented

first_imgAfter the new Tourist Guide of the City of Požega was presented to the public in March 2015, then the first after 20 years, its second edition was presented today. On about a hundred pages, with numerous photos and tourist contents, this tourist guide will certainly contribute to the promotion of Požega in Croatia and beyond.”This edition of the Tourist Guide, to which new locations have been added, is a kind of platform for our entrepreneurs, all those who work on tourist offers, new tourist potentials and products to make it easier to promote and sell them. It is a good story for both travel agencies and restaurants, hoteliers and anyone involved in tourism. The guide contains various cultural sights of the city, the potential of the city and its surroundings and a list of all events in this area with important information for visitors. pointed out the director of the Tourist Board of the City of Požega Silvija Podoljak.The guide was printed in 1.200 copies by Zoa doo Požega, and was presented by the author and editor-in-chief Dalibor Nedela. ” After two years, we issued a reprint of the Tourist Guide. Only those who worked on the project witnessed major changes compared to the previous situation, and how many new things there are in the city can be noticed by people who work in photography. In the new guide, the photos were taken from almost the same positions as in the previous editions, but now the views of the city are completely different. What we should really be proud of is the fact that very few cities the size of Požega within the continental part of Croatia have such an edition ” said Sunday.last_img read more

Novel flu cases prompt new CDC guidance

first_imgDec 28, 2011 (CIDRAP News) – Alongside last week’s confirmation of another novel flu infection with an H3N2 variant, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) launched a series of documents to advise health and lab workers on how to identify and report new cases.On Dec 23 the CDC confirmed two more novel flu infections, including in a West Virginia child with a swine-origin H3N2 reassortant strain (H3N2v) that includes the M gene from the 2009 H1N1 virus. The youngster was a daycare contact of an H3N2v case reported on Dec 9, and the newly confirmed case pushed the nation’s H3N2v total to 12 so far.The other novel flu infection involved a swine-origin H1N1 variant (H1N1v) that had also acquired the M gene from the 2009 H1N1 virus. The CDC said the patient, an adult from Wisconsin who had occupational exposure to swine, was the first detection of the H1N1v strain in a human.On the same day the CDC announced the two novel flu cases, it released documents that address preventing seasonal and H3N2v in healthcare settings, interim guidance on H3N2v specimen collection and testing, and interim case definitions for investigating H3N2v infections.Most H3N2v infections have been mild, and only 3 of the 12 patients were hospitalized, the CDC said. Though it’s not clear if cases will become more common, it’s possible that healthcare providers will care for patients who have H3N2v infections, it added.So far there is no evidence that H3N2v transmission characteristics are different from seasonal flu, so the CDC advises that facilities use the same infection control procedures as for seasonal flu to help guard against the spread of H3N2v, including the vaccination of healthcare workers. However, it added that the seasonal flu vaccine may provide limited protection against H3N2v in adults and no protection in children.Given that limited person-to-person spread of H3N2v seems to be occurring, especially in children, the CDC released interim guidance designed to streamline its detection and investigation. It advised state and local health departments to use the CDC’s real-time reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (rRT-PCR) panel to screen for influenza A, influenza B, and ribonuclease P (an indicator of specimen adequacy), then use its influenza A subtyping kit, employing all primer and probe sets.The CDC recommended that states increase the collection of respiratory specimens from patients with flulike illnesses who fall into certain high-priority groups, including children in childcare and school settings, unusual or severe flulike illness presentations (especially in kids), and medically attended flulike illnesses and acute respiratory infections in children.Interim recommendations for collecting respiratory specimens for patients with suspected H3N2v infections are consistent with those for seasonal flu, the CDC said. It added that the duration of H3N2v shedding is unknown, and until more data are available, infected patients should be assumed to be contagious for up to 7 days from illness onset.It said molecular assays may detect novel influenza A viruses but will not differentiate them from seasonal strains and may give an unsubtypable result, which should be forwarded to state or local labs for additional testing. Molecular assays may give a false-positive result for human H3 viruses, according to the CDC.Rapid and immunofluorecense tests have unknown sensitivity and specificity to the H3N2v virus, and negative results from either test don’t rule out flu infections in patients with signs and symptoms that suggest influenza.The CDC said H3N2v viruses will be positive for the nucleoprotein (NP) gene (pdmInfA), influenza A, and seasonal influenza A (H3) targets of the CDC’s rRT-PCR diagnostic panel. All suspected novel influenza A and H3N2v samples should be sent to the CDC for confirmational testing, it said. “Confirmation of influenza A (H3N2)v virus is performed only at CDC at this time.”The agency urged health departments to conduct contact tracing of confirmed, probable, or suspected H3N2v cases and provided definitions for the three levels of cases in a separate document. It asked health departments to notify the CDC about all suspected and probable H3N2v infections within 24 hours of identification.The CDC defined a suspected H3N2v case as an acute respiratory illness in a patient who has an epidemiologic link to a confirmed case or got sick within 7 days of swine exposure.It said a probable case is in a patient whose respiratory sample tested positive on the CDC RT-PCR flu panel for influenza A, pandemic influenza A, and H3, but negative for influenza B, pandemic H1, and H1. Also, a probable case could be in a person who has an acute respiratory infection and a link to a confirmed H3N2v case and whose diagnostic test is positive for influenza A (H3) or influenza A (no subtype tested or detected).In a related development, the CDC updated its background information on swine influenza for pork producers and farmers, incorporating the latest information about novel influenza A viruses, urging people to take precautions when pigs and animal handlers have respiratory illnesses.See also:Dec 23 CDC prevention strategies for seasonal and H3N2v influenza in healthcare settingsDec 23 CDC interim guidance for H3N2v specimen collectionDec 23 CDC interim guidance for testing patients who have a suspected H3N2v infectionDec 23 CDC interim guidance on H3N2v case definitionsDec 23 CDC information for pork producers and farmersDec 23 CIDRAP News story “CDC reports two more novel flu infections”last_img read more

AutoPartSource Names Chris Ewing Eastern Regional Sales Manager

first_imgRICHMOND, Va. — AutoPartSource has hired Chris Ewing as eastern regional sales manager. Prior to joining AutoPartSource Chris spent the past four and a half years as a regional sales director for Brembo North America. Before that he was regional/group sales manager with AMS Automotive for six years. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement “Chris brings significant knowledge of the aftermarket brake and clutch business as well as strong customer relationships from his previous positions,” said Bruce Mardar, vice president of sales and marketing at AutoPartSource. “Chris will be a valuable addition to our newly structured sales team.”,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit.  LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisement DeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business.  DeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain.last_img read more

Secretary Of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver Releases Draft Rule And Announces Public Input Process

first_imgClick here for a copy of the draft Randomization Rule; or download it from the Secretary of State’s website ( STATE News: All New Mexicans are invited to participate in the public hearing and to provide official comment. The hearing is open to the media. The public hearing Secretary Toulouse Oliver will hold on the proposed rule will be at the following time and place: Also find information regarding this rule by searching the NM Sunshine Portal by clicking here. More information about this rule is also available at the Santa Fe office, at 325 Don Gaspar, Santa Fe, NM 87501. The public may also submit official written comments on the draft rule by sending them to Dylan Lange, Director of Legislative and Executive Affairs for the Secretary of State’s Office, in following manner:By Mail – Attn: Dylan Lange–Proposed Rule, Office of the New Mexico Secretary of State, 325 Don Gaspar, Santa Fe, NM 87501;By Email – Attn: Dylan Lange–Proposed Rule, [email protected]; or,By Fax – Attn: Dylan Lange–Proposed Rule, (505).827.8403. The purpose of the new draft rule is as follows: Public Hearing – 9 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, State Land Office, Morgan Hall Santa Fe, 301 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501. The deadline to submit written comments by mail, email or fax is 5 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020. Written comments may also be submitted in person at the public hearing. All written public comment will be posted on the Secretary of State’s website throughout the written comment period. Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver SANTA FE — New Mexico Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver released a draft rule today concerning the creation of a uniform system of randomizing candidate names running for the same office to determine the order that they will appear on the ballot, and announces a public hearing to gather community input. This rule repeals and replaces the current 1.10.7 NMAC. Randomization of Candidate Names on Ballots (1.10.7 NMAC) – The purpose for this rule is to provide a uniform and transparent system of randomizing candidate names running for the same office to determine the order that they appear on the ballot in all elections conducted pursuant to the Election Code. This rule defines certain terms related to the selection of the alphabet, how the Secretary of State will determine a candidate’s name, and how the auditor, who will conduct the randomization, will be selected. This rule also provides the process for determining the alphabet used to order candidates after the passage of this rule and going forward. The purpose of the public hearing is to allow members of the public an in-person opportunity to submit data, testimony, and arguments on the proposed rule changes.last_img read more