Edie Falco The New Group’s Off Stage initiative will present a Reunion Reading Series featuring original casts of acclaimed plays from the company’s first 25 years. Each reading, which will be broadcast live, will benefit the New Group and other local initiatives and organizations. Tickets are available for purchase here.The benefit reading series will kick off on July 16 at 7PM ET with Sharr White’s The True, which was directed by Scott Elliott as part of The New Group’s 2018-2019 season. Edie Falco, Austin Cauldwell, Glenn Fitzgerald, Michael McKean, John Pankow, Peter Scolari and Tracy Shayne will reunite to reprise their respective roles. The True stars Falco as Dorothea “Polly” Noonan, the blunt, profane, decades-long defender of Albany’s Democratic Party machine. Ten percent of the proceeds will benefit Girl Be Heard, an organization that develops, amplifies and celebrates the voices of young women through socially conscious theater.A reading of Jesse Eisenberg’s The Spoils will air on July 30 at 7PM ET. Eisenberg, Michael Zegen, Erin Darke, Kunal Nayyar and Annapurna Sriram will reprise their roles. In the play, nobody likes Ben, played by Eisenberg. When he discovers that his grade school crush is marrying a straight-laced banker, he sets out to destroy their relationship and win her back. The Spoils had its world premiere as part of the New Group’s 2014-2015 season and followed up with a production at Trafalgar Studios in London’s West End in 2016, both directed by Elliott. Ten percent of the proceeds will benefit the Immigrant Freelance Artists for Theatre Fund. Peter Scolari View Comments Star Files Jesse Eisenberg(Photo: Emilio Madrid)
Vermont Business Magazine The Brattleboro community and its local businesses will mark World Breastfeeding Week from August 1 to 7, with activities and awareness events around town that celebrate “Breastfeeding: The Foundation of Life.”The Vermont Department of Health encourages and supports breastfeeding because of its important health benefits for both baby and mom. The Local Health Office in Brattleboro works one-on-one with new moms through breastfeeding classes and at its WIC clinics. The department also helps local businesses become Breastfeeding Friendly Employers. Other community supports for breastfeeding include nurses and lactation consultants at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, and home visitors through Early Education Services, Children’s Integrated Services, and the Visiting Nurses Association.Here’s what Brattleboro has planned for World Breastfeeding Week:Lactation Cookies – The Brattleboro Food Co Op will host a kickoff event on August 1 at 5 p.m. Nutritionists from the Vermont Department of Health will discuss dietary needs to support breastfeeding and meal prep for a busy schedule. Participants will also bake cookies as part of a discussion of foods that help boost breast milk production!Gallery Walk Cabana – Located on Main St. in front of Vermont Artisan Designs during Gallery Walk on August 3 from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. Part of Vermont’s Breastfeeding Friendly Employer’s project, the cabana demonstrates the space and materials needed for a workplace breastfeeding/pumping area. The Big Latch On – Sunday, August 5 from 10 – 11 a.m. at 118 Elliot Street in Brattleboro. Sponsored by the Maternal & Child Health Coalition and The Winston Prouty Center, nursing individuals and their children will gather to join breastfeeding moms worldwide. There will be a count taken at 10:30 a.m. In 2017, there were 17,790 “latched on” children during this event worldwide! More at biglatchon.org(link is external)(link is external)Brown Bag Luncheon – On August 7 from 12 – 1 p.m. at The River Garden on Main Street in Brattleboro, internationally board-certified lactation consultant Dawn Kersula will talk about “Grandparenting the Breastfed Baby.”Social Media – The Brattleboro Local Health Office Facebook(link is external)(link is external) page will be sharing photos in its “Post Where You Pump” campaign. These images are designed to show what we go through to give breast milk to our babies, whether breastfeeding works out or not. Look for these, like, comment and share! Follow World Breastfeeding Week on Twitter: #WBW2018.For information about breastfeeding and why it’s best for babies and moms, visit healthvermont.gov/breastfeeding(link is external).
U.S. News & World Report:Is TV turning our kids into fountains of four-letter words? Maybe so, says a new study that finds a link between foul-mouthed inner-city children and profanity-ridden shows and video games.However, the research doesn’t confirm that exposure to trash-talking adults directly leads to swearing among kids, nor does it explain why non-aggressive cussing might be a bad thing. And the actual size of the possible effect is unknown, although the study’s lead author called it “moderate.”“As a society we’ve gotten pretty lax concerning profanity. We’re desensitized to it,” said the author, Sarah M. Coyne, an assistant professor at Brigham Young University. “This study shows that it does matter. It matters where they hear it, and parents should maybe be a little more vigilant about profanity exposure in the media.”Read the full story: U.S. News & World Report More of our Members in the Media >
The Atlantic:Faith doesn’t just assuage fears about the afterlife. Research published in Psychological Science shows that it fuels self-control too.PROBLEM: Religious believers are often called on to exercise self-control. Christians, for instance, are commanded not to lie, steal, or covet thy neighbor’s wife. But can following one’s faith, which uses up so much willpower, also replenish this limited resource?METHODOLOGY: Researchers led by Queen’s University psychology graduate student Kevin Rounding asked participants to unscramble five-word sentences, some of which contained religious themes. After unscrambling them, the participants were asked to complete a number of tasks that required self-control, such as exerting patience, delaying gratification, and refraining from impulsive responses.Read the whole story: The Atlantic
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Twelve. That’s the number of times goalkeeper James Jacobs had to dive, slide, punch, spin, and leap to make a save. Unfortunately, his efforts were not enough, as Babylon’s Louis Ferrigno, unmarked, scored on a volley inside the 18-yard box in Mattituck’s 1-0 road loss October 5.“It’s unfortunate that the ball bounced the wrong way and they capitalized,” Tuckers head coach Will Hayes said. “The game, as a whole, came down to who was going to make a mistake first. They made a mistake and we didn’t capitalize, and we made our mistake and they did.”Jacobs opened the first half making what some would think were some risky plays, coming far out of the box to challenge forwards, leading to him diving on the ball to make one save, and pushing the ball up the field to make another. He said he knew it was going to be an even matchup, and he was ready for the challenge.“I was always on my toes. I was ready for anything,” he said. “I stopped all that I could. Unfortunately, the one goal that went in — the kid was wide open and he blasted it home.”He was also comfortable with his strategy, and his coach was confident in the senior’s abilities — even when he batted the ball above the net after an indirect kick and leapt up to make a save on the corner kick that followed. A minute after, with no help from his defense, he came out to challenge two forwards heading toward him, and knocked the ball out of bounds.“I love playing off my line — I think you have to as a goalkeeper,” Jacobs said. “Say I didn’t come out of the box for all of those, they would have been 1-v-1 with me at the goal, so you have to come off your line.”Regardless of the outcome, Hayes thought his team — No. 2 in League VII (7-3) behind undefeated Babylon (9-0) — did what it set out to do.“We were looking to get the ball wide behind their center backs,” the coach said. “The few times we did we didn’t capitalize, and we didn’t move the ball as well as I’d hoped, but we pressed the midfield, and credit to Babylon, they controlled the middle of the field today.”Regardless of how many times the ball came his way, Jacobs said he felt secure not just in his chances to make a save, but with the talents of his defensive line in front of him.“All of the backs, especially Bryce Grathwol and Chris Nicholson, played their butts off the whole time,” the goalkeeper said. “I couldn’t have asked for a better line.”Senior right back Jake Catalano was also racing to every ball, taking the throw-ins to try to move the ball up the field.“Compared to last time we faced Babylon, we’ve evolved,” he said. “We used to kick the ball up the field and now we’re distributing it through midfield. We’re the best at winning headers. But the defense was solid. James was able to stop everything. Up to a certain point, he can’t stop much more than that.”Jacobs said he hopes the two teams meet again soon. “It’s definitely different this year compared to my last three years on the team,” he said. “I feel different with these guys, great. I definitely want to play Babylon again, because I think we can do it — I think it’s a very, very winnable game. We just have to bring our game. Some games like today we’re strong defensively but we lack on offense, others we bring the offense but struggle on defense, so we have to come with everything we have.”firstname.lastname@example.org Share
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Peter Wearmouth is a director in Capita’s health property team. He has had a successful career spanning both multinational companies and the health sector where he has held a number of executive posts including chief executive, NHS Estates; director, Partnerships for Health; director of healthcare facilities, Bradford NHS Trust; director, the Construction Forum; and president of the Institute of Healthcare Estate and Engineering Managers.
Ulferts & Wittrock opted for the MCO-PX with Multidolly due to its ease of operation, multi-functional uses, relatively low deadweight and lower running costs, said Nooteboom.The MCO-PX with six axle lines and Multidolly with two axle lines was purchased mainly to be used in the transportation of the superstructure of Ulferts & Wittrock’s Terex SL3800 and Demag CC2800 cranes.The option to extend the load floor between the Multidolly and rear axle makes this combination suitable for most special transport operations, including the transport of ultra-long steel structures and concrete elements, claims Nooteboom.For the transport of lighter loads the Multidolly can be detached due to its unique coupling system, which turns the vehicle into a six-axle extendible semi low-loader suitable for smaller transport jobs.The MCO-PX with Multidolly has an axle of 12 tonnes per axle line at 80 km/h, and Ulferts & Wittrock chose a distance between the axle lines of 1,510 mm instead of 1,360 mm because it is easier to obtain an exemption from the German authorities for a 12-tonne axle load, explained Nooteboom. www.nooteboomgroup.comwww.ulferts-wittrock.de