Sara Poyzer as Donna in ‘Mamma Mia!'(Photo: Brinkhoff & M+Âgenburg) The West End production of Mamma Mia has announced new casting. Fresh from playing Donna Sheridan in the first-ever U.K. tour of the hit musical Sara Poyzer will play the role at London’s Novello Theatre beginning June 12, along with fellow touring Dynamos, Kate Graham as Tanya and Jacqueline Braun as Rosie.Also on June 12, Georgina Castle will move from the ensemble to the role of Sophie Sheridan. She will be joined by Christopher Jordan-Marshall, making his West End debut as Sky. Additional new cast members will include Bobbie Little as Ali, Harriet Bunton as Lisa, Damian Buhagiar as Pepper and Nye Rees as Eddie, with Caroline Deverill playing the role of Donna Sheridan at certain performances. They will be joining Richard Trinder, who plays Sam, Alasdair Harvey who plays Harry and Dugald Bruce-Lockhart who plays Bill.With music and lyrics by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, Mamma Mia! is written by Catherine Johnson, directed by Phyllida Lloyd and choreographed by Anthony Van Laast. The production is designed by Mark Thompson, with lighting design by Howard Harrison, sound design by Andrew Bruce & Bobby Aitken, and musical supervision, additional material and arrangements by Martin Koch.Mamma Mia! concluded an almost-14-year Broadway run on September 12, 2015. View Comments
ource: Castleton – Community Health Castleton Community Health Castleton Laboratory Receives Re-certificationVermont Business Magazine There’s no need to travel outside of the Castleton area for a blood test. Community Health Castleton’s laboratory has received certification of compliance from the State of Vermont for the lab services provided in Community Health’s Castleton practice in Bomoseen, Vermont.The Community Health laboratory handles lab work for Community Health’s primary care patients as well as those from Castleton Express Care, and a separate outpatient lab service run by Rutland Regional Medical Center (RRMC) serves not only Community Health patients but any community member with orders from their provider. RRMC’s blood draw facility, located in a dedicated space adjacent to the waiting area in the Castleton practice, is staffed by RRMC.The lab hours are Monday-Friday 8a-12p, 12:30-3:45p.“Anyone can take advantage of this lab service as long as their orders have been electronically placed by their provider or they can bring a written order,” said Cathy Cota, Community Health Castleton practice manager.“This service eases the travel patients would have to endure,” said Cota. “Patients would have to travel to Rutland if this lab were not available.”Community Health’s primary care center in Castleton is also an Express Care site which provides the community local access to health and wellness services 365 days a year, including on holidays. During the week, the lab services are available to Express Care patients.In November 2020, the federal Health Facilities Administration conducted a survey of the Castleton lab and found that it was in compliance with federal regulations needed for re-certification. This year, Community Health was named a Health Center Quality Leader by the federal Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA), ranking Community Health in the top 30% of the Federally Qualified Health Centers in the country.“It is the essence of our mission to provide the highest quality care to our patients, and this is validation that we are doing that,” said Community Health CEO Don Reuther. “It is our goal to be recognized as the undisputed leaders in quality, not only at the state and local level but nationally.”HRSA’s Quality Improvement Awards (QIA) recognize the highest performing health centers around the country and spotlight the health centers that have made significant quality improvement gains in the past year.All Community Health locations are open and accepting patients. Learn more about Community Health (link is external)Castleton(link is external) (link is external)(https://www.chcrr.org/location/castleton-family-health-center/(link is external)) and check our website(link is external) (www.chcrr.org(link is external)) for information about our locations and hours.Check our website for our holiday hours(link is external). Express Care(link is external) (https://www.chcrr.org/express-care/(link is external)) locations are open on holidays for minor illnesses and treatments.Community Health is Vermont’s largest FQHC (Federally Qualified Health Center), a network of primary care, pediatric, behavioral health, dental and pharmacy services with offices in Rutland, Brandon, Castleton, West Pawlet and Shoreham. Community Dental offices are located in Rutland and Shoreham, Community Health Pediatrics is in Rutland and Behavioral Health services are available at all of our locations. Community Health Express Care centers, open 7 days-a-week, are located at the Rutland and Castleton Community Health Centers.
3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Michelle Harbinak ShapiroLast fall, I shared how I cope with the end of summer. Like many, I am not a big fan of change. This autumn, the transitions in my life seem as taxing as those of the current NFL Commissioner.But as John F. Kennedy said, “Change is the law of life.”Whether you like change or not, here are three tips to help you not only cope with it, but to take it head-on and help your financial services organization come out a winner this fall. Just like the Cleveland Browns! (I’m not sure if I’m kidding yet. Ask me in a few weeks.)1. Sharpen your expertiseConsumers are increasingly relying on smartphones, tablets and laptops for their money management needs. To stay competitive you need to stay current with the latest trends around mobile banking and technology.The best way to do so is to seek out financial services thought leaders. You can easily gain insights from whitepapers written by industry experts such as Cornerstone Advisors. Also think about attending webinars or conferences, such as the ICBA Community Banking LIVE. continue reading »
Proposed jury instructions The Supreme Court Committee on Standard Jury Instructions in Criminal Cases submits the following amended and new instructions to the Florida Standard Jury Instructions in Criminal Cases and invites all persons to comment to the Committee on the proposals. The committee proposes revised or new instructions for: 14.1 Theft 15.1 Robbery 15.2 Carjacking 15.3 Home Invasion 21.2 Resisting LEO Without Violence 28.8 Fleeing and Eluding 28.81 Fleeing and Eluding 29.13 Cruelty to Animals [Felony] 29.13(a) Cruelty to Animals [Misdemeanor] 29.15 Disturbing a School, Religious or Lawful Assembly 29.16 Disturbing a Military FuneralThe committee invites all interested persons to comment on the proposals, which are reproduced in full below. After reviewing the comments received in response to this publication, the committee will make final recommendations to the Florida Supreme Court. Comments must be received by the committee in both hard copy and electronic format on or before Tuesday, January 30. Mail your comments to Judge Terrell D. Terrell, chair of the Standard Jury Instructions Committee in Criminal Cases, c/o Les Garringer, Office of the General Counsel, Office of the State Courts Administrator, 500 S. Duval Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-1900. The electronic copy must be e-filed to CrimJuryInst@flcourts.org, as a Word document. Proposed jury instructions January 1, 2007 Regular News
Share Share on Facebook Pinterest The discovery is encouraging as it offers an avenue to track the progression of Alzheimer’s disease over time, but it also generates a lot of questions. Researchers want to know how best to boost NPTX2 levels and if there is an added benefit. They were struck by a trend in the data that points to a possible answer. Study participants with more years of education showed higher levels of the protein. Willette says people with complex jobs or who stay mentally and socially active could see similar benefits, supporting the notion of “use it or lose it.”“You’re keeping the machinery going,” Willette said. “It makes sense that the more time spent intensely focused on learning, the more your brain is trained to process information and that doesn’t go away. That intense kind of learning seems to make your brain stronger.”Good vs. bad proteinsWillette and Swanson used data from the Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative to assess which aspects of the immune system were most relevant to tracking Alzheimer’s disease progression. They consistently found two proteins (NPTX2 and Chitinase-3-like-protein-1, or C3LP1) that predicted aspects of the disease. Among 285 older adults, they examined memory performance at baseline, six months, one year and two years. At the beginning of the study, 86 participants had normal brain function, 135 expressed mild cognitive impairment (the precursor to Alzheimer’s), and 64 had Alzheimer’s disease.ISU researchers also focused their attention on the medial temporal lobe, an area of the brain that shows the first signs of memory loss or cognitive decline in Alzheimer’s disease. While C3LP1 modestly predicted atrophy in the medial temporal lobe, it did not track memory decline over time, researchers said. After two years, the presence of NPTX2 explained 56 percent of the fluctuation in memory loss and 29 percent of medial temporal lobe volume.Willette and Swanson say they were somewhat surprised by the comparative results. They expected C3LP1, which causes brain inflammation and is thought to degrade the brain and memory, to be a stronger indicator. However, the memory forming benefits of NPTX2 proved to be consistently significant during the two years that researchers tracked memory decline and medial temporal lobe atrophy.“We see this as a promising biomarker that affects a lot of key aspects of Alzheimer’s disease,” Swanson said. “It’s a revolutionary approach and we’re looking at it in a more holistic way, rather than a reductionist viewpoint, to understand how the immune system and brain are connected.”Willette added, “With this disease you have to be comprehensive. There are so many aspects of our environment, our lifestyle, our immune system that influence the degree to which you’re at risk for Alzheimer’s disease.” LinkedIn Share on Twitter Iowa State University researchers have identified a protein essential for building memories that appears to predict the progression of memory loss and brain atrophy in Alzheimer’s patients.Auriel Willette, an assistant professor of food science and human nutrition; and Ashley Swanson, a graduate research assistant, say the findings also suggest there is a link between brain activity and the presence of the protein neuronal pentraxin-2, or NPTX2. The research, published in the journal Brain, Behavior and Immunity, found a correlation between higher levels of NPTX2 and better memory and more brain volume. Lower levels of the protein were associated with diminished memory and less volume.“NPTX2 seems to exert a protective effect,” Swanson said. “The more you have, the less brain atrophy and better memory you have over time.” Email
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The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced final details for the Western Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 233. The sale will take place on August 28 and will cover roughly 20.7 million acres offshore Texas for oil and gas exploration and development.The bureau estimates the proposed lease sale could result in the production of 116 to 200 million barrels of oil and 538 to 938 billion cubic feet of natural gas. The sale offers 3,864 blocks, located from nine to 250 miles offshore, in water depths ranging from 16 to more than 10,975 feet (five to 3,346 meters).The sale, which will be held at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, includes all available unleased or non-protected areas in the Western Gulf of Mexico Planning Area. It will be the third sale under the Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program for 2012-2017, the second of five Western Gulf of Mexico lease sales that will be held under the program.The decision to move forward with plans for this auction follows extensive environmental analysis, public comment, and consideration of the best scientific information available. BOEM published a Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement to update the environmental analysis completed for proposed Lease Sale 233 and other Western and Central Gulf of Mexico lease sales scheduled under the current Five Year Program.The terms of this sale include conditions to ensure both orderly resource development and protection of the human, marine and coastal environments. These include stipulations to protect biologically sensitive resources, mitigate potential adverse effects on protected species, and avoid potential conflicts associated with oil and gas development in the region.The final terms also continue to include the same range of incentives to encourage diligent development and ensure a fair return to taxpayers as used in previous Western Gulf sales, with one exception. The provision for deep gas royalty relief under the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct) sunset on May 3, 2013, therefore; deep gas royalty relief will not be offered. Ultra-deep gas royalty relief required under EPAct will still be available.[mappress]Press Release, July 29, 2013
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