Ato Blankson-Wood Star Files Bryce Ryness View Comments A talented bunch of theater’s favorite hippies will reprise their performances in a 50th-anniversary one-night benefit remount of Diane Paulus’ 2009 Tony-winning revival of Hair, which started as a 2008 Shakespeare in the Park production. Jonathan Groff will return to the role of Claude, which he originated in the production’s Central Park premiere, alongside Will Swenson returning to his Tony-nominated turn as Berger. The benefit will take place on October 25 at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall, starting with a 6:00pm dinner and followed by the 8:00pm show.The benefit performance will also feature upcoming Frozen star Caissie Levy returning to the role of Sheila, with Bryce Ryness as Woof, Kacie Sheik as Jeanie and Allison Case as Crissy. The full company will include Ato Blankson-Wood, Steel Burkhardt, Lauren Elder, Anthony Hollock, Kaitlin Kiyan, Andrew Kober, Megan Lawrence, Nicole Lewis, John Moauro, Darius Nichols, Brandon Pearson, Megan Reinking, Paris Remillard and Maya Sharpe.Featuring book and lyrics by James Rado and Gerome Ragni and music by Galt MacDermot, the Hair benefit will be directed by Paulus with associate director Nancy Harrington and music direction by Nadia DiGiallonardo, the original music director of the Broadway revival.The original production of Hair first opened off-Broadway at The Public Theater on October 17, 1967 and transferred to Broadway where it officially opened on April 28, 1968. Will Swenson Caissie Levy Jonathan Groff View All (5)
Related Registration for the 7th annual Nation’s Triathlon To Benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is now open. For the 2012 race, which will take place on Sunday 9 September 2012, general registration will be limited to 3500 participants. To ensure compliance with recent regulations on road closures and to improve the athlete experience further, the organisers are limiting general registration to 3500 for 2012, down from 4500 in 2011.As a value-added service to athletes, The Nation’s Triathlon has also announced its participation in the innovative Registration Insurance plan through 365Competitors LLC. This policy entitles all race participants to a reimbursement of their registration and online processing fee should they become ill or injured and are unable to start the race.The first triathlon in the US nation to benefit research toward curing blood cancers, and the most popular International distance triathlon event in the country, The Nation’s Tri features a 1.5K swim in the Potomac River, a 40K bike course through Washington D.C., and a 10K run through downtown DC’s historical landmarks.According to Charles Brodsky, founder of the Nation’s Triathlon, “We are always looking for ways to enhance the race experience and are excited to provide this innovative registration insurance plan to all our competitors to protect them in case of injury or illness occurring before the start of the race. This enhancement builds on our existing reimbursement policy for active duty service members who are deployed,” he added.The Nation’s Triathlon, presented by Washington Sports & Event Management LLC (WSEM), is one of the premiere International distance triathlons in the United States and the only race to benefit research toward a cure for blood cancers. The Nation’s Tri is a 2012 USAT Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship Race and is set against the magnificent and patriotic setting of the nation’s capital and its monuments.www.nationstri.com
The IRONMAN Group has issued a statement to all athletes and stakeholders as a response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak…To our global community,We know that both our athletes and our communities want to be racing; we do too.While The IRONMAN Group’s mission is to provide exceptional, life-changing race experiences for athletes of all levels, from their first step to the finish line, we can only accomplish this by providing the safest possible environment, and safeguarding the citizens of our host communities.COVID-19 has substantially altered the global sports landscape and will have material impact on the mass participation industry in the immediate term. We want to reassure you that the health and well-being of our community is our primary concern. To this end, we are doing our part to communicate effectively and follow public health agencies and governmental authorities’ recommendations.We expect that there are going to be substantial and widespread event postponements in the coming weeks and months. The decision to proceed, restrict, modify or postpone an event will be based on availability of community resources and ongoing event-specific risk assessment in coordination with the relevant healthcare and government authorities and the IRONMAN Global Medical Advisory Board, an independent medical advisory board focused on health and safety.For events that will continue, The IRONMAN Group, along with the IRONMAN Global Medical Advisory Board, has outlined a series of pragmatic and practical actions designed to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 or any other infectious agent to athletes and to members of our host communities. These steps will help athletes achieve their goals while allowing communities to secure the benefits of hosting mass participation sporting events. They will be implemented worldwide at all IRONMAN Group events beginning March 19 and will continue indefinitely.Self-care and Risk MinimizationAthletes who are sick or have been potentially exposed to an infectious agent must not compete or attend events, as this puts others at risk. As a community, we each have a personal responsibility to protect each other by complying with this rule.We ask that all athletes, volunteers and partners follow the World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines for basic protective measures against the new coronavirus:Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough or difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Follow the directions of your local health authority.Regularly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash your hands with soap and water, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.Practice good respiratory hygiene. Cover your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of used tissues immediately and appropriately in a bin.Providing Flexibility to AthletesCertain races will be postponed or cancelled due to the outbreak and we will communicate these as soon as practical. Our goal will be to move the race to a date later in the year. We work in close partnership with the relevant public health authorities in the territories where the races take place and err on the side of safety for our athletes and the host community. If an event cannot occur on the scheduled date, we will take the following actions:Postponement: Registered athletes for events that are postponed due to COVID-19 by the local health authorities are automatically transferred to the rescheduled date. For those that the new date does not work, we will allow deferrals into the same event the next year.Cancellation: Registered athletes for events that are cancelled due to COVID-19 by the local health authorities are automatically deferred to the same race in 2021.Other options: We are vetting other options to allow displaced athletes to race in 2020 and will communicate those in due course.Athletes in Quarantined/Restricted Territories: For athletes in certain designated quarantine or restricted territories who have registered for races that take place before June 1, 2020 and have NOT been postponed or cancelled, we will aid in finding alternative races later in the season.For those who are sick, feel unwell, or have been potentially exposed to an infectious agent in advance of a race that will take place, do not come to the race; instead seek medical care. Once you have done so, contact the relevant Athlete Services representative for your race and we will attempt to find you another solution.Safe Event ExperienceIn order to provide the safest experience for our athletes, we are instituting the following at our races, effective March 19.Reinforcing Social Distancing in all elements of the eventThe hours of on-site event registration will be expanded.Athletes will be allowed to pick up their athlete race kit/race bib and immediately exit expo area.Athlete density will be decreased by increasing individual race space staging, corrals, etc.No-handshake behavior will be encouraged for the duration of the event.Athlete briefing information will be available digitally only.Non-core, high-contact services (e.g. wetsuit peeling) will be suspended.Hygiene FirstStaff and volunteers who are interacting with participants pre-race, on race day and post-race will be provided gloves.Hand-washing stations and sanitation stations around the venue for athletes, volunteers and spectators will be increased.No-touch waste disposal stations and receptacles will be rolled out as available.Frequently touched surfaces at race venue locations such as workstations, product distribution areas, tables and electronic devices will be cleaned regularly.When possible, on-course food and fluid supplies will be single use/single serving closed packagingAthletes planning to return home by airplane or rail are encouraged to avoid travel post-event for 24 hours allowing their immune system time to recover post-race.No onsite interviews or press conference with professional athletes.No handshake/contact on the race podium.Printed document distribution will be eliminated.Medical ServiceEducation and awareness training regarding signs and symptoms of COVID-19 will be provided to all medical and volunteer staff.Frequent communication with health authorities and healthcare facilities will be implemented to assist in assessment, referral and initial management of suspected COVID-19 illness of staff, participants, volunteers, and spectators.This is a highly dynamic situation and we will continue to adapt and adjust as appropriate. We appreciate your patience in the coming days and weeks.We recognize that this is a challenging time but our community will endure. We are inspired by your ambition, and endeavor to be worthy of your commitment.As further updates are available, they will be posted at www.ironman.com/updates and www.runrocknroll.com/updates in addition to our individual event sites and social media pages.Thank you for your continued support, and we wish you the best in health and wellness.Andrew MessickPresident & Chief Executive OfficerThe IRONMAN Groupwww.ironman.com/updateswww.runrocknroll.com/updates Related
ATTORNEYS DELL & SCHAEFER, P.A., employees are participating in the City of Hallandale Beach’s Adopt-a-Shoreline program. Firm volunteers have adopted a stretch of Hallandale Beach in an effort to maintain the beach and help build a cleaner and healthier future for the local community. The firm has committed to take several hours from their workday, four times a year, for two years to clean Hallandale Beach. Dell & Schaefer adopt a beach August 1, 2009 Regular News
Bored Into Depletion? Toward a Tentative Integration of Perceived Self-Control Exertion and Boredom as Guiding Signals for Goal-Directed BehaviorWanja Wolff and Corinna S. MartarelliWolff and colleagues propose that boredom might affect the results of self-control research. They propose that the causes of boredom and its functional role (i.e., signaling that one should change activity) suggest that boredom has been a confound in ego-depletion studies, which assess how performing self-control tasks affects performance on subsequent self-control tasks. The authors provide a model that integrates boredom and evidence from reward-based models of self-control to explain the effects of self-control exertion and boredom on subsequent self-control. Training Learning Strategies to Promote Self-Regulation and Transfer: The Knowledge, Belief, Commitment, and Planning FrameworkMark A. McDaniel and Gilles O. EinsteinStudents tend to use study strategies that do not result in more learning. Why not train them to use more effective learning strategies? McDaniel and Einstein propose the knowledge, belief, commitment, and planning (KBCP) framework to guide strategy training and foster the use of effective learning strategies. Using the KBCP framework, training must include: (a) providing knowledge about the strategies; (b) fostering beliefs that the strategy works; (c) creating commitment to using the strategy, and; (d) helping with the planning of strategy implementation. The authors provide a concrete training protocol based on the KBCP framework. Perceptual Representations and the Vividness of Stimulus-Triggered and Stimulus-Independent ExperiencesPeter Fazekas, Georgina Nemeth, and Morten OvergaardFazekas and colleagues attempt to link features of neural activity with the vividness (i.e., clarity and liveliness) of experiences in different forms of consciousness, such as mind wandering, hallucinations, dreaming, or maintenance of information in working memory (i.e., experiences triggered by a stimulus and stimulus-independent experiences). They investigate the associations between (a) mechanisms that underlie mental imagery and its relation to working memory and (b) the processes responsible for mind wandering and its similarity with dreaming. These neural signatures can help to understand the specific phenomenology of conscious experiences. Doubting Driverless DilemmasJulian De Freitas, Sam E. Anthony, Andrea Censi, and George A. AlvarezIn efforts to create a “global-preference scale” to inform driverless autonomous vehicles (AVs) policy, many researchers have studied people’s reactions to scenarios in which AVs have to choose whom to harm and whom to save (e.g., a pedestrian or a driver). De Freitas and colleagues acknowledge that these projects are impressive in scope and a valuable contribution to understanding people’s moral intuition. But they argue that the projects mostly use trolley-like dilemmas (e.g., a forced choice between the vehicle killing a homeless person or a mother), which are not realistic or frequent enough scenarios to be of practical use. Instead, AV training should focus on minimizing harm. The Taboo Against Explicit Causal Inference in Nonexperimental PsychologyMichael P. Grosz, Julia M. Rohrer, and Felix ThoemmesGrosz and colleagues note that nonexperimental psychologists typically do not talk openly about causal inferences—but should. These researchers could then take advantage of other fields’ advances in causal reasoning and analysis and understand how causal mechanisms can inform future research, theory, and policymaking. The authors argue that the taboo against explicitly defining causal assumptions in nonexperimental psychology impairs study design and data analysis, limiting the field’s relevance. Rethinking Concepts and Categories for Understanding the Neurodevelopmental Effects of Childhood AdversityKaren E. Smith and Seth D. PollakSmith and Pollak discuss the central problems in understanding the processes through which early adverse experiences affect children’s brain development. They suggest that one of the main problems involves relying on categorizations created by lumping and splitting different types of adversity, such as domestic violence and poverty, resulting in categories that overlap or that lack consistent biological evidence. The authors propose that expanding understanding of children’s experiences of and responses to adversity can clarify individual differences that influence how neurobiological systems may shape future health and behavior. This understanding could also inform the efficacy of different interventions for different individuals.
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A bear is spotted today coincidently eating cherries on Camino Cereza. Photo by Andrew Phelps
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Chariot Oil & Gas, in conjunction with its partners AziNam (20%), NAMCOR (10%) and Ignitus (5%), has started a 3D seismic acquisition of approximately 2,600 square km in Blocks 2312 & 2412A (Central Blocks) offshore Namibia.The survey is being conducted by PGS Exploration (UK) Limited and will fulfil the work commitment for the Central Blocks.Following the analysis of the 2D survey of approximately 1,700 line km, acquired on the north western flank of the licence in 2015, Chariot has identified several additional leads within the Upper Cretaceous deep water clastic turbidite system.The 3D survey will enable Chariot and its partners to mature these new leads and further develop its inventory in this region, which it believes to contain giant prospectivity, the company said in a press release.The survey is expected to take approximately 40 days.