Waitress Jeremy Morse(Photo: Caitlin McNaney) Waitress ensemble member Jeremy Morse, who originated the role of enthusiastic showstopper Ogie in the American Repertory Theater debut of the musical and understudies the role on Broadway, will play the part full-time on the Great White Way through August 13. He began performances on July 11. Morse is temporarily filling the shoes of Tony nominee Christopher Fitzgerald who is taking a brief hiatus from the musical. Fitzgerald will resume performances on August 15.Waitress marks Morse’s Broadway debut. His stage credits also include off-Broadway’s Bloodsong of Love and regional productions of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Hello, Dolly!, Oliver! and The Drowsy Chaperone, among others.Waitress features a book by Jessie Nelson, score by Sara Bareilles and direction by Diane Paulus. In addition to Morse, the current cast includes Betsy Wolfe as Jenna, Drew Gehling as Dr. Pomatter, Eric Anderson as Cal, Charity Angel Dawson as Becky, Caitlin Houlahan as Dawn, Dakin Matthews as Joe and Joe Tippett as Earl. Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 5, 2020 View Comments Related Shows
View Comments Ntozake Shange(Photo: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images) Ntozake Shange, a celebrated poet and playwright who made her mark on Broadway with the Tony-nominated For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf, died on October 27 at an assisted living facility in Bowie, MD. The news of Shange’s death was announced on her official Twitter page. According to the Associated Press, Shange died in her sleep; she had suffered a number of strokes in 2004. Shange was 70.Shange’s acclaimed For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf follows seven black women who have experienced racism, sexism, violence and rape. The play was first produced by off-Broadway’s Public Theater in 1976, directed by Oz Scott and featuring Shange in the cast. The play took home a 1977 Obie Award for Distinguished Production, transferring to Broadway’s Booth Theatre and earning a Tony nomination for Best Play, with Trazana Beverley winning the 1977 Tony for Best Featured Actress in a Play.In 1977, Shange adapted For Colored Girls… into a book and in 2000 the play received an off-Broadway revival directed by George Faison, earning a 2001 Lucille Lortel nomination for Outstanding Revival. Tyler Perry wrote and directed a 2010 screen adaptation of the work, featuring a cast including Kerry Washington, Whoopi Goldberg, Anika Noni Rose, Loretta Devine, Janet Jackson, Phylicia Rashad and Macy Gray.Shange’s other off-Broadway credits include A Photograph (1977), Spell #7 (1979), a new adaptation of Mother Courage and Her Children (1980) (earning Shange an Obie Award), Love’s Fire: Fresh Numbers by Seven American Playwrights (1988) and Urban Zulu Mambo (2001). Shange received an Emmy nomination for co-writing the television special An Evening with Diana Ross (1977).Shange is survived by her daughter, Savannah, and granddaughter, Harriet.
Taste Test at the Sustainability Academy in Burlington. Photos courtesy Farm to School Network.Vermont Celebrates Statewide Universal School Meals With Local, Fresh Foods As The Nation Observes Farm To School Month Vermont Business Magazine As a result of COVID-19 and waivers granted at the federal level, for the first time ever, all Vermont schools are currently providing Universal School Meals(link is external) to their students and will through the end of the 2020/21 school year. Universal Meals are a long sought after goal of the organizations who make up the state’s Farm to School Network(link is external). October is National Farm to School month and here in Vermont the commitment is stronger than ever to move the state to a permanent Universal School Meals platform incorporating the Farm to School model of healthy meals made with locally sourced ingredients.The theme of this year’s National Farm to School month is “It takes a community to feed a community.” “Our school nutrition professionals have been working non-stop since March,” said Secretary of Education Dan French. “I am incredibly grateful for their efforts to ensure that all Vermont children have access to nutritious food both at school and at home.”Vermont’s Agency of Education has ensured ongoing meal service through June 2021 so that all kids have access to nutritious meals whether they are remote learners or in a school building. These meals are available to all children age 18 and under regardless of their income or enrollment in school. To find out where to access meals, households can contact their local school, call 2-1-1, or visit fns.usda.gov/meals4kids.Brattleboro School Nutrition Program packs them up (above) and then ships them out (below).The Farm to School movement builds a local food and farm culture that nourishes children’s health, cultivates viable farms and builds vibrant communities. By providing meals to every student, principals can be talking to families about their student’s success, not their lunch debt, creating a more equitable and inclusive school culture. “We are committed to the vision of ensuring Universal School Meals statewide long after we move through the current Covid-19 crisis,” states Betsy Rosenbluth, Vermont FEED(link is external) Project Director. “Well nourished students have fewer sick days, are able to focus in class and are more likely to develop healthy eating habits for benefits that last a lifetime. A UVM study also showed that many schools who moved to universal meals have been able to purchase more local food.” Eighty-eight percent of Vermont schools have at least some farm to school integration and 87% purchase at least some local food from a Vermont producer. Farm to School is changing food purchasing and education practices at schools and early childhood settings, which results in positive regional economic impacts through new and expanded market opportunities for farms. As noted by Stephen Park of Full Belly Farm during his recent testimony in the Vermont State House at Farm to School Awareness Day, “We sell to schools in Chittenden and Addison counties. The income we make from selling to schools is an integral part of our business. It helps us extend our season.”Vermont’s state and federal legislators have a longstanding reputation for championing these initiatives and helping to secure funding, support and infrastructure that make the programs a reality. As the former Chairman and longest-serving member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, Senator Patrick Leahy has long been a leader of Farm to School initiatives by securing funding as well as introducing critical legislation that created the federal Farm to School grants program.Senator Leahy is the lead sponsor of the Farm to School Act of 2019, a bipartisan bill that will increase funding for and expand the scope of the Farm to School program. “We see how children who eat fresh, nutritious food learn better and live healthier lives. We also see how our farmers thrive when they have access to local markets. It’s a smart investment that yields broad returns from healthier students to resilient farms, to stronger communities in Vermont and across the country,” notes Senator Leahy, “As stronger partnerships between schools and farms continue to form, I will continue to advocate for investment in Farm to School. I’m proud of how our state has led with a commitment to ensure every child has access to healthy, local food.”Vermont has been a leader in the Farm to School movement, which over the past decade, has grown significantly across the United States, reaching millions of students in all 50 states, Washington, D.C. and U.S. Territories. Last year Sen. Bernie Sanders, together with Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) introduced the Universal School Meals Program Act to provide free breakfast, lunch, and supper to every student in the nation. “In the richest country in the history of the world, it is simply outrageous that one in five children will go hungry this year,” said Senator Sanders. “We must enact Universal Meals to ensure that every child gets the nutrition they need to thrive, and no student has to worry about whether or not they can afford a meal when they go to school. I will also continue to support valuable farm to school programs that teach youth about healthy foods while supporting our local farmers.”The Vermont Farm to School Network(link is external) provides leadership, coordination, and advocacy to advance new and existing farm to school efforts in Vermont classrooms, cafeterias, and communities. Over 500 Vermont advocates, organizations, farms and businesses are leading the effort to achieve food system education, local food purchasing and access to nourishing meals in every school.Vermont Farm to School Month – What Folks are SayingRep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) notes, “Local food systems are more important than ever during the coronavirus pandemic. Providing local and nutritious food is a win-win for farmers and students across Vermont. Thank you to the Vermont Farm to School network for facilitating this nutritious and delicious program for our children.”A mouthful at VT FTS Celebration at Berlin Elementary in 2018.Vermont’s Secretary of Agriculture Anson Tebbets has been an ardent supporter of Farm to School noting, “The pandemic has brought food and schools back into focus. Now more than ever it’s important we all remain committed to a strong, vibrant food system. The Vermont Farm to School Network will play a critical role in making sure Vermont’s community is feeding its community.”Anore Horton, Executive Director of Hunger Free Vermont celebrated Farm to School by reflecting on how the COVID-19 pandemic has shone a spotlight on the path forward: “Universal school meals have been critical for keeping kids healthy and able to learn, slowing the spread of hunger, and providing markets for Vermont farmers during these incredibly stressful times . Let’s resolve to never go back to a school meal system rife with inefficiencies and inequities–the time for statewide universal, local school meals is now!”“We see how kids who eat nutritious food learn better and live healthier lives, and how our farmers thrive when they have access to local markets… It’s a smart investment that yields broad returns from healthier students, to resilient farms, to stronger communities in Vermont and across the country,” notes U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy, “As stronger partnerships between schools and farms continue to form, I will continue to advocate for investment in Farm to School.”“In the richest country in history of the world, it is simply outrageous that 1 in 5 children will go hungry this year,” said Senator Bernie Sanders. “I am proud to have proposed legislation to make sure that no student goes hungry at a public school and to eliminate the stigma surrounding children who receive free or reduced lunch.”Harwood Unified Union School District“Students are truly excited when math, science and global citizenship come alive as they dig in the dirt or mix herbs together. As we work to help students develop into thoughtful citizens, we believe it is important to help them understand where they live. Farm to school education helps us to form and maintain stronger connections within our community. These connections are especially integral to historically-marginalized students, as school-based interactions may provide important contacts and mentors and may expose students to new ideas and passions.” Jodie Stewart-Ruck Principal Shrewsbury Mountain School 2020“Farm to School has helped us build a stronger, wider network with the many small producers in our region, and this brings significant benefits to the local agricultural economy. Although we are a small school, we are surrounded by relatively small producers. Cabot School is potentially the largest customer for some of them and a major source of income for others.” –Brock Miller Chef and Food Service Director Cabot School (2020) “We see real benefits in the cafeteria from our efforts in local procurement. One of my core philosophies is this idea that we can control costs by focusing on quality food. The more sales we can have, the easier it’s going to be for us to break even at the end of the year. Bringing local foods into our cafeteria is a really great way for me to increase participation. It’s proven, I’ve gotten it to work.” –Jim Birmingham School Food Director Montpelier-Roxbury (2019)“When I joined the agriculture program, little did I know how much of a difference it was going to make in my physical well-being and my mental well-being. I thought I had been eating healthy every single day, but I really wasn’t. I had no idea what was going in my food: processing, refined sugars, and different things I couldn’t even pronounce. Within weeks [of eating the produce we grew at school], it was getting easier and easier for me to walk up the hill, my mental health skyrocketed, I was happy, and I enjoyed what I was doing every day. I know exactly where my food comes from, and it makes me feel good. It makes me feel like I’m involved in it: I’ve touched it, I’ve planted it, and I know exactly where it’s going.” Student Green Mountain Technical & Career Center, Lamoille North School District (2019).Source: Burlington, VT – October, 2020. Farm to School Network(link is external)
Lancers head coach Dustin Delaney is USA Today’s Kansas coach of the year.USA Today names Delaney Kansas coach of the year. USA Today this week released its ALL-USA Football Teams for each state, and SM East’s Dustin Delaney was named the 2014 Kansas coach of the year. Bishop Miege players Ryan Willis and Jafar Armstrong made the list of offensive players on team, as did SM East’s Will Kaiser and Wyatt Edmisten.Prairie Village man has $1,500 in cash returned by Good Samaritan. Prairie Village resident Paul Riekof on Tuesday inadvertently left an envelope with $1,580 in cash on the top of his car as he ran Christmas errands. Overland Park woman Holli Williams found the cash flittering across lawns on Somerset Drive, and turned it into the police, where Riekof eventually inquired about it. [After finding $1,580, Overland Park woman tracks down owner to return it — Kansas City Star] Kraske predicts Supreme Court decision over school finance, legislature’s budget decisions, may be the big story of 2015. The Star’s Steve Kraske on Thursday said the deep budget hole facing Kansas coupled with the likely decision in the Gannon case on school finance may just be the “big story coming straight at us this year.” [We don’t own a political crystal ball, but if we did … — Kansas City Star]
David Copeland (above) and his wife, Gretchen, are starting a roasting operation in downtown Mission for their coffee shop, Hattie’s Fine Coffee, in Corinth Square.Hattie’s Fine Coffee in Prairie Village is building a roasting operation in downtown Mission.After remodeling their coffee shop at 4195 Somerset Drive in Corinth Square two years ago, co-owners Gretchen and David Copeland outgrew their space for roasting beans in house.Hattie’s Fine Coffee in Corinth Square“We were just roasting so much that it wasn’t all fitting,” Gretchen said. “We were going to have to get rid of almost all our seating to be able to just fit the bags of coffee in that spot.”Their new roasting operation — tentatively named Hattie’s Tasting Room — will be located at 5918 and 5920 W. 59th Terrace, behind the Mission Theatre. The 800-square-foot space will have “that Hattie’s flavor to it,” although it serves a different purpose, Gretchen added.Tentative hours for the new operation and tasting room are 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.The Copelands said they expect to open the roasting operation accompanied by a small retail space within the next six weeks. Coffee lovers can stop by the shop during business hours and purchase pounds of coffee. Once they get settled in that new operation, they plan to open a tasting room sometime this summer for people to sample French pressed, pour over or aero-pressed coffee.“(It will) be mostly black cups of coffee; we won’t do our full menu,” Gretchen said, “but still just a great way to check out our offerings.”New roasting operation speaks to coffee shop’s growthThe new roasting operation for Hattie’s Fine Coffee will be located at 5918 and 5920 W. 59th Terrace, behind the Mission Theatre, in downtown Mission.Hattie’s coffee beans are imported from multiple sources across South America, Africa and Indonesia; a local favorite is their “Colombian crowd pleaser.” With this transition, Hattie’s Fine Coffee will continue roasting its own label of grade one competition-level coffee beans, Gretchen added.“Having a space that’s going to be dedicated to the roasting that people will also be able to stop by and visit is exciting for us,” Gretchen said. “Because people have really missed having the roaster there and being able to hang out and watch Dave do his work.”The Copelands took over Hattie’s Fine Coffee in 2010 as the coffee shop’s fourth set of owners. Hattie’s Fine Coffee has been located in Corinth Square since 1999. Once the roasting operation and tasting room are set up, they plan to look into options for opening a second and maybe even third coffee shop.“We’re just delighted by the response of the community and how much they’ve enjoyed it,” Gretchen said of their coffee shop. “I think we have gotten to needing the space a little faster than we had thought we would, which is a true delight.”
December 1, 2015 News & Notes December 1, 2015 News and Notes News and Notes Bruce A. Blitman of Ft. Lauderdale presented “Practice Tips For An Effective Mediation” at the Fall Legal Summit sponsored by The South Florida Paralegal Association and The Miami Dade Legal Support Association in Miami. Juliet M. Roulhac of Florida Power & Light, Co., in Plantation, was appointed to serve on the Baptist BOS/BHE Board of Directors for South Florida. Steve Graves of Orlando published “To Tell or Not To Tell: Protecting Confidential Communications” thatdeals with the clergy privilege; the psychotherapist privilege; and the mandatory reporting of child abuse. Luis Rivera of Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt in Ft. Myers received the Alexander L. Paskay Professionalism Award from the Southwest Florida Bankruptcy Bar. Kristina Davis Forst of Roig Lawyers in Deerfield Beach obtained the Florida Health Care Risk Management License from the State of Florida and has been approved by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration. Stephen G. Mellor ofRoig Lawyers in Deerfield Beach has become a mentor with the Nova Southeastern University (NSU), Shepard Broad Law Center’s Mentoring Program. Oral L. Beason, chief legal officer of Litai Assets in Pompano Beach, graduated with his Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership from Regent University. Eduardo Palmer of Eduardo Palmer, P.A., in Coral Gables began teaching international commercial arbitration as an adjunct professor at Florida International University College of Law. Javier Reyes and Armando Rosquete of Boies, Schiller & Flexner in Miami have been appointed Hispanic National Bar Association Region VIII deputy regional presidents. Brett D. Lieberman of Messana, P.A., in Ft. Lauderdale was sworn in as treasurer of the Bankruptcy Bar Association of the Southern District of Florida. Elaine T. Silver of the Silver Divorce Center in Lake Mary was appointed co-chair of the Florida Academy of Collaborative Professional’s 2015 Annual Statewide Conference, “Stronger Together: the Synergy of the Team,” to be held in Tampa in May. Katherine Fernandez Rundle, the Miami-Dade state attorney, was honored by the South Florida Shomrim Society, which works to satisfy the needs of Jewish law enforcement officers and support personnel in Miami-Dade County. Ilanit Sisso of Kelley Kronenberg in Ft. Lauderdale has been selected as the junior director of the Latin Builders Association. Derrick B. Gruner, general counsel of Strategic Diversified Management, Inc., inCamarillo, CA, moderated “Best Compliance Program Practices” and “Deal Structuring, Loan Origination & Financing Regulatory & Business Developments” and spoke on a panel considering “Best Practices for Managing In-House Lawyers and Outside Counsel” at the IMN Annual Real Estate General Counsel Forum in New York, NY. Jacob T. Cremer of Stearns Weaver Miller was elected to the Hillsborough County Farm Bureau Board of Directors. Nelson C. Bellido of Roig Lawyers in Miami spoke at the Dade County Bar Association and Dade Legal Aid Over the Rainbow Judicial Reception & Awards Dinner. Paolo Annino, a Florida State University law professor, was named an Honorary Guardian ad Litem by Alan Abramowitz, executive director of the Statewide Guardian ad Litem Program. Linda Suzzanne Griffin of Clearwater presented “Ethics Grievances Against Estate and Trust Attorneys” at the Annual Estate Planning Seminar for the Pinellas County Estate Planning Council in Clearwater. Michelle Otero Valdes of Coral Gables was part of a joint Ft. Lauderdale Mariners Club and ABA TIPS Admiralty and Maritime Committee panel discussion on “Casting Off — An Introduction to Maritime Trades” to students from St. Thomas University School of Law, University of Miami School of Law, and Florida International University School of Law. Tod Aronovitz of Miami spoke at the 11th Judicial Circuit Committee on Professionalism and Civility, New Attorney Symposium on the subject of resources available to young lawyers at The Florida Bar. David W. Singer of Hollywood has been awarded the 2015 Community Service Award in Broward County from the Broward American Federation of Labor — Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) for service for nonprofits. Lindsey Wagner and Cathleen Scott of Scott Wagner and Associates in Jupiter were jointly elected to positions of secretary and treasurer of the Florida National Employment Lawyers Association. Charles Caulkins of Fisher & Phillips in Ft. Lauderdale moderated a panel discussion on Broward County’s need for an elected mayor, at a recent symposium presented by the Tower Forum. Jaret L. Davis of Greenberg Traurig in Miami has been named chair of the 2016 MCCJ Humanitarian Gala Awards Dinner. Christine Sensenig of Hultman Sensenig + Joshi in Sarasota spoke at the Agribusiness and Farm Insurance Specialist Conference in Des Moines, Iowa, on the Fair Labor Standards Act, H2A visa compliance, the Agricultural Workers Protection Act, workers’ compensation, and other laws impacting agricultural employers. Jane West of Jane West Law, P.L., in St. Augustine became the founding member of the St. Johns County Association for Women Lawyers and is serving as president. Frank Schnidman, executive director of the Florida Atlantic University Center for Urban and Environmental Solutions, has been awarded the John M. DeGrove Eminent Scholar Chair in Growth Management and Development. Gianluca Morello of Wiand Guerra King in Tampa moderated a panel at the Annual Conference of the National Association of Federal Equity Receivers in San Diego titled “Advanced Fraudulent Transfer Issues.” Leslie M. Kroeger of Cohen Milstein in Palm Beach Gardens received the Champion of Consumer Safety Award from the Florida Justice Association. Reggie Garcia of Tallahassee presented on investigative techniques for executive clemency and parole cases at the Florida Association of Private Investigators annual conference in Orlando. Armando A. Rodriguez-Feo of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S., Inc.’s legal department in Orlando was named to the board of directors of the Hispanic Business Initiative Fund of Florida. Carol L. Finklehoffe of Leesfield Scolaro in Miami presented “A Plaintiff’s View on Death on the High Seas (DOHSA) and Maritime Damages” during the Maritime Law Association Cruise Lines & Passenger Committee and the Marine Torts and Casualties Committees 2015 Joint Fall Meeting held in Bermuda. William J. Simonitsch of K&L Gates in Miami participated in a panel discussing, “Ten Mistakes to Avoid in Board Governance,” at the Annual Corporate Counsel Women of Color Career Strategies Conference in Atlanta. Jessica Goodwin Costello of the Florida Attorney General’s Office of Statewide Prosecution was named “Florida’s Gang Prosecutor of the Year” by the Florida Gang Investigators’ Association at its annual conference. John Ferrari, Jr., of Ferrari & Gonzalez in Sarasota has been elected to the Children’s Dream Fund Board of Directors. Mike Dal Lago of Dal Lago Law in Naples was appointed secretary of the Southwest Florida Bankruptcy Professionals Association. John R. Chiles of Burr & Forman in Ft. Lauderdale has been elected president of the Governing Committee of the Conference on Consumer Finance Law. Kathleen Oppenheimer Berkey of the Pavese Law Firm in Ft. Myers was the guest lecturer for the Real Estate Fundamentals class at Florida Gulf Coast University. Her presentation focused on the role of land use lawyers and planners in the land development process and sharing her experiences taking projects through the due diligence, pre-entitlement, and entitlement phases of development. Dinah Stein of Hicks, Porter, Ebenfeld & Stein in Miami has been elected to the board of directors of the Third District Court of Appeal Historical Society. Ronald Fieldstone of Arnstein & Lehr in Miami published a column titled “Was the Rush to File EB-5 Project Exemplars Worth It?” in Law360. Kim Kolback of Law Offices of Kimberly Kolback in Miami lectured on “Intellectual Property Law” during the St. Thomas University School of Law’s 2015 Entertainment & Sports Law Society Symposium in Hialeah. Ramon de la Cabada was re-elected to serve a second term as member of the board of directors for the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. David Pratt of Proskauer in Boca Raton spoke at the Delaware Trust Conference on “Trust Design: Drafting Delaware Trusts.” Alex Barthet of The Barthet Firm in Miami was a highlighted speaker at the Florida Fire Sprinkler Association Annual Conference in Duck Key discussing the importance of liens in getting paid on a construction project. Julián Montero of Arnstein & Lehrin Miami moderated the City of Miami EB-5 Regional Center’s First Hands-on Workshop. Tara Rao of The Rao Law Firm in Lutz spoke at the “Elder Concert 2015, A Multidisciplinary Interactive, Educational, Elder Care Conference” presented by the Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys in Tampa on elder abuse and exploitation. She also spoke at the Florida Elder Law 2015 presented by PESI, Inc., in Tampa elder abuse, exploitation, guardianship, and estate planning. Donald J. Weidner, Florida State University College of Law dean, has been reappointed to the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws by Gov. Rick Scott.
As he inches closer to that NCAA tournament berth, each match, each set and each point grows in importance.That can be a lot for a player to deal with, assistant coach Rok Bonin said.Bonin was in a similar position a year ago as the team’s No. 1 singles star. He spent the stretch run fighting for a spot in the postseason, which he said tested his mental strength.Bonin entered a match against Nebraska last year, facing an opponent who “was not that good.” Still, Bonin said all he could think about during the match was, “If I lose this one, I’m not going to make NCAAs.”“I wasn’t thinking about the match; I was thinking about the future,” Bonin recalled. “It makes it tougher because it’s not supposed to be like that.”Toledo said he hasn’t talked to Bonin, who did qualify for the NCAA championships last season, about what to expect down the stretch.Toledo is the favorite in both of his matches this weekend, but this late in the season, nothing is a given. Toledo’s performance will be pivotal as the season nears a close, and maintaining his focus will be paramount.“I’m just trying to go from match to match from now on, not being distracted by the NCAA [championships],” he said. “That’s the best way to look at it.”Young said he thinks Toledo is handling the pressure well.Toledo lives for these moments.“He’s always been a guy that, the more carrots you hang in front of him, the more motivation he has, the better he plays,” Young said. “I’d expect more of the same [moving forward].”Hamburg on the mend?The Gophers played without Jack Hamburg last weekend as the junior was out with a back injury.Young said the odds of Hamburg returning this weekend are around “50-50,” though he is “hopeful.” Toledo on the cusp of NCAA berthLeandro Toledo has won his last four matches and is ranked No. 41.Daily File Photo, Ichigo TakikawaMinnesota’s Leandro Toledo plays against an opponent from Drake University at the ITA Central Regional Championship on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012. Jace FrederickApril 10, 2014Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintLeandro Toledo doesn’t hide from it. He said the thought sits in the back of his mind. It drives him forward and pushes him to improve.Toledo badly wants to earn a berth in the NCAA tournament this season.And two victories over top-50 opponents last weekend have him on the cusp of his first NCAA singles appearance.Toledo topped eighth-ranked Peter Kobelt last Friday before besting No. 50 Leonard Stakhovsky on Sunday. That pair of wins — both coming in straight sets — moved Toledo up 25 spots to his current ranking of No. 41, likely good enough for an NCAA bid.“I’m actually in reach of the NCAA [championships],” he said. “I’m within those qualifying spots, so that motivated me a lot to practice and actually stay there to actually make it.”Toledo is now 5-1 this season against ranked opponents and 6-1 in Big Ten play. He was named Big Ten Men’s Tennis Athlete of the Week for the second time this season Tuesday.“He’s definitely one of the best players in the Big Ten,” head coach Geoff Young said.That might seem surprising, considering that Toledo made the jump from No. 2 singles to No. 1 singles this season. Still, Young said he expected this type of performance from his ace.“Though he was playing No. 2, he was still playing at the level of a No. 1 player,” Young said. “He’s doing a great job, and he’s striking the ball really well.”Young said the key to Toledo’s success stems from the very beginning of each point: his serve. Toledo uses his serve to put pressure on his opponent from the get-go.“That’s been the difference in my last two matches,” he said. “I think every time it got close and I needed to have a free point — I got that with my serve.”Toledo’s serve and the other physical aspects of his game have always been there, but the key has been sustaining his mental toughness.Young said he’s seen an improvement to this point of the season, though Toledo’s mental fortitude hasn’t yet been tested.“You don’t really know until he’s really tested and some bad things happen to him,” Young said. “That’s when it really matters. That’s what I try to impress on him.”Toledo will be tested down the stretch.
RTL Belgium:Les chercheurs de l’Université de Leuven (Belgique) ont choisi 12 participants de poids normal et en bonne santé auxquels ils ont injecté des solutions concentrées en acides gras et des solutions de sérum physiologique, en présence d’images et de musique triste ou neutre.Les sujets auxquels on a injecté la solution grasse se disaient moins tristes que les personnes ayant reçu le sérum physiologique.Ils ont aussi subi des IRM, pour que les chercheurs puissent analyser leur activité cérébrale pendant l’expérience.Lire plus: RTL Belgium More of our Members in the Media >
NPR:This blog post has some pretty useful information. So print it out; get out your highlighter and take off the cap.Ready? Now throw it away, because highlighters don’t really help people learn.We all want for our kids to have optimal learning experiences and, for ourselves, to stay competitive with lifelong learning. But how well do you think you understand what good learning looks like?Ulrich Boser says, probably not very well. His new research on learning shows that the public is largely ignorant of, well, research on learning. Boser runs the science of learning initiative at the left-leaning thinktank the Center for American Progress. He has a new book out, also about the science of learning, titled Learn Better.He recently surveyed a representative sample of more than 3,000 Americans to test their beliefs about common learning myths.Read the whole story: NPR
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