Brittany Fraser and All In 2nd in Freestyle at AGDF

first_img SIGN UP Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business. Email* Horse Sport Enews We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. On Diane Fellows’ rising superstar mare Havanna 145, Ashley Holzer (USA) recorded back-to-back wins in week seven of the 2018 Adequan® Global Dressage Festival (AGDF) at Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) in Wellington, Florida. They won the Grand Prix Freestyle CDIW, presented by NetJets, under the lights with an impressive 78.2%, with two judges — the British judge Stephen Clarke and the judge from Luxembourg, Christoph Umbach — awarding the pair over 79%. The freestyle highlighted AGDF week seven, which continues through Sunday, February 25.Holzer’s student, Canada’s Brittany Fraser, finished second on All In, with local rider Shelly Francis and Doktor slotting into third. The class was dogged by increasingly heavy rain, with last-drawn Holzer bearing the brunt of the weather.Although Havanna, by Hochadel, is only 11, Holzer kept some elements of the freestyle floorplan fairly simple, but still produced 19 one-time changes on a straight line, a half pirouette into extended canter, and finished with a flourishing passage zig-zag.“We’re so lucky to have horses who work so hard for us even when the weather conditions are bad,” said Holzer, 54. “Luckily the footing here is so good, you can still give it gas, no matter how wet it is.”Holzer, who found her music by googling “emotional uplifting music” which Tamara Williamson then crafted to fit the floorplan, continued: “The best thing about tonight was that Havanna came out after a strong performance last night and she again tried her hardest. Thomas [Baur, AGDF director of sport] saw her a year ago and told me she’d do it — and he was right. She’s a good egg and she tries her hardest; every time I ask her to try harder, she says, ‘OK’. It’s testament to her incredible upbringing and character.“I’ve been in this game long enough to be so grateful every time I win,” she added. “We all know you can win one day, and then maybe not the next day. I’m just so excited to be on this mare in such great company.”A New Personal BestFraser rode her own and Marc-Andre Beaulieu’s 13-year-old All In to 75.85% — their highest ever score at the level. Fraser has had the Tango gelding since he was five, climbing the ranks together, and they have been competing at grand prix for three years.“He’s a sensitive horse so you’d think the rain would bother him, but he does not care,” said Fraser, 29, who was riding to music by Joost Peters. “I had a little mistake in the twos, but each time I ride the freestyle, I get a higher score so I’m really happy about that. He’s finally saying, ‘OK, I know my job and I know what to do’. He’s trying harder and harder.”Holzer was quick to praise her pupil’s riding, saying: “That horse has huge gaits and it’s taken a few years to be able to control them. The fact that she can make the collected movements so closed and then go huge in the extensions is really testament to her great riding.”Francis, who was riding to a Marlene Whitaker soundtrack and floorplan, said: “Doktor felt like he warmed up well and started off good but he doesn’t like the rain; he’s wimpy about that. He’s a fireball and we had a little accident of miscommunication in the twos, but he was really trying. He’s a good little horse and we’ve had a long road together.”Both American riders are hoping to be on the eight-strong squad making the trip over to Europe to pit themselves against the world’s best riders ahead of selection for the FEI World Equestrian Games in Tryon, North Carolina, in September of this year.Allyn Mann of circuit title sponsor Adequan® was one of many to praise the AGDF venue, saying: “It’s exciting to be part of this and on the journey. The whole team here does the most wonderful job so that we can all turn up when the conditions are less than ideal and still see some wonderful dressage.”It’s becoming an extremely familiar sight: Heather Blitz (USA) and Praestemarkens Quatero spearheading the small tour prize-giving, sporting the winner’s rug. And so it was, again, in the Intermediate I CDI3*, presented by Wellington Regional Medical Center, as they led the class of 16 starters, scoring 70.784%. A mistake and an unscheduled flying change coming out of the first pirouette couldn’t knock them off the top spot, so accurate, powerful and consistent was the rest of the test. This victory takes their tally to 10 wins from 11 FEI starts for the nine-year-old Quaterback x Rohdiamant gelding.As per the Prix St Georges (PSG) the previous day, Canada’s Diane Creech gave Blitz the closest run, finishing just 0.19% in arrears on Louise Leatherdale’s 15-year-old Rubin Royal gelding, Robbie W. Melissa Taylor (USA) rose from 10th in the PSG to finish third on Ansgar, Nicole Polaski’s 13-year-old gelding by Special D. All will now progress to the intermediate I freestyle on Sunday morning.Competition in week seven of the AGDF continues tomorrow with a full schedule of six CDI classes, including young riders, juniors, ponies, amateurs and the FEI Grand Prix Special CDI3*, presented by Chesapeake Dressage Institute. The 2018 AGDF runs through March 31. For more information and results, visit www.globaldressagefestival.comFEI Grand Prix Freestyle CDIW, presented by NetJets1. Ashley Holzer (USA) on Havanna 145 78.2%2. Brittany Fraser (CAN) on All In 75.85%3. Shelly Francis (USA) on Doktor 73.56%4. Yvonne Losos De Muñiz (DOM) on Foco Loco W 73.25%5. P.J. Rizvi (USA) on Breaking Dawn 71.975%6. Karen Lipp (USA) on Whitney 69.375%7. Megan Lane (CAN) on Zodiac MW 69.175%8. Sahar Daniel Hirosh (ISR) on Whitman 66.975% Tags: Ashley Holzer, Adequan Global Dressage Festival, Brittany Fraser, All In, Havanna 145, last_img read more

Howard University Department of Political Science – Black Politics and American Politics

first_imgHoward University, a culturally diverse, comprehensive, researchintensive and historically Black private university, provides aneducational experience of exceptional quality at the undergraduate,graduate, and professional levels to students of high academicstanding and potential, with particular emphasis upon educationalopportunities for Black students. Howard University is classifiedas Doctoral University: Higher Research Activity by the CarnegieFoundation for the Advancement of Teaching. It is a residentialcampus of approximately 10,000 students located in the heart of thenation’s capital, Washington, DC.The Department of Political Science currently consists of 15faculty members and offers BA, MA, and PhD degrees in politicalscience. Founded in 1928 by Nobel laureate, diplomat Dr. RalphJ. Bunche, the Department counts Vice-PresidentElect Kamala Harris, U.S. Representative Elijah Cummings, andU.S. Representative Charles Diggs among its many prominentgraduates. The only graduate program in political science in theworld with a specialization in Black politics and currently thesecond-largest undergraduate major, POLS is also the leadingdepartment in International Affairs, the undergraduateInterdisciplinary major, and Community Development, theundergraduate Interdisciplinary minor.  Required Qualifications:D. in political science or related field (e.g., government,public policy, etc) from an accredited institution;Record of scholarship, teaching, and professional servicecommensurate with the candidate’s current rank;Effective communication and organizational skills; andEvidence of successful grant writing experience.Complete applications consist of a single PDF filecontaining:1) Cover letter addressing the qualifications listed above 2) Current curriculum vita3) Two-page statement of research accomplishments, interests andfuture plans 4) Two-page statement of teaching experience andphilosophy5) A writing sample 6) Three letters of recommendationCompleted applications should be addressed to the Chair of thesearch committee, Dr. Niambi Carter, and can be submittedelectronically via Academic Jobs Online: will begin on February 24, 2021 and will continue untilthe position is filled. The desired starting date is August 16,2021. Additional details and information can be found at and/or byemailing [email protected] University does not discriminate on the basis of race,color, national and ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, genderor gender identity, marital status, religion, disability orprotected veterans status. Veterans and people with disabilitiesare encouraged to apply. Inquiries regarding provisions for personswith disabilities or veterans status, Equal Employment Opportunityand Title IX should be directed to the Office of Employee Relationsand Equal Employment Opportunity at 202-806-1280. HowardUniversityDepartment of PoliticalScienceThe Department of Political Science in the College of Arts andSciences invites applications for an open rank tenure-track/tenuredposition with research interests in the area of BlackPolitics and American Politics. Thesuccessful candidate will be a scholar whose research and teachingengages Black politics in the United States. Scholars’ researchshould focus on people of African descent and fall into one of thefollowing areas: healthcare or health policy, American politicalinstitutions, American political development, and/or Americanpolitical behavior. Substantive areas of teaching should include,but not limited to, American government and politics, Blackpolitics, healthcare or health policy, public policy, electoralpolitics, and/or Black social movements. We welcome applicationsfrom candidates with a range of theoretical and methodologicalframeworks and approaches. We seek outstanding applicants with a demonstrated track recordof excellence in research and teaching. Successful candidates willdemonstrate a commitment to vigorously pursuing extramurally fundedresearch programs in their areas of expertise, actively participatein the Department’s teaching and curriculum development at theundergraduate and graduate levels, and mentor undergraduate andgraduate students. Evidence of interest and success inmentoring underrepresented minority students is highly desired.last_img read more

Stagecoach links community with range of events

first_imgStagecoach Manchester has been working with local charities and community centres to connect members of the community as part of its Bringing People Together campaign.The operator launched a four-week campaign which included a series of indoor events to support retirees living in Greater Manchester, helping them to attend community get-togethers and meet with friends using the city’s transport links.Stagecoach worked with four local community centres to host a range of events, such as indoor curling and exercise classes. Each session gave attendees the chance to enjoy an activity that they may not usually take part in and meet new friends.Elisabeth Tasker, MD for Stagecoach Manchester, says: “As one of the region’s biggest transport providers, we have a huge role to play in bringing people together and connecting them with the services they want and need.“It is clear community centres are the linchpins of the local areas they serve in many cases, and in the last four weeks, we’ve seen first-hand just how important events to get people out of the house are.“Whether you know someone who could benefit from getting out and about, or you yourself could do with a cuppa and someone to talk to – there are community groups and regular events across the region that can help.”last_img read more

Aqueous Shares New Live Album From September Stream [Listen]

first_imgThough live concerts are a rarity these days, Aqueous was able to give fans the next best thing: a live album. On Monday, the Buffalo-bred jam quartet released Live! From Philadelphia September Eighteen ’20, culled from their first of two livestreams at Ardmore Music Hall this past fall.Even though Aqueous joined soundboard service Nugs back in 2017, that hasn’t stopped the group from releasing live albums. Since then, the band has put out three live albums including Element Pt. III: Best of Color Wheel Tour, a compilation of live tracks taken from their 2018 tour in support of their latest studio effort.Related: Aqueous Shares “Jump” Cover In Memory Of Eddie Van Halen [Watch]Fans certainly get their money’s worth on Live! From Philadelphia with nearly three-hours of music. The 12-track recording hosts big jams throughout, including the show opening “Mind Games” which runs for an impressive 18 minutes, only to be reprised later on in the show. This all-original concert didn’t see any debuts or notable bust outs, but did host the second-ever performances of both “6’s and 7’s” and “Say It Again”.Of all the tracks on Live! From Philadelphia, only two don’t crack double digit runtimes—one of which is the reprise of “Mind Games”. In all, this latest live record serves as a much-needed dose of Aqueous’ groove rock that is the jams, the whole jams, and nothing but the jams.Stream the new Aqueous live album, Live! From Philadelphia below, featuring cover art designed by guitarist Mike Gantzer.Aqueous – Live! From Philadelphia September Eighteen ’20last_img read more

In Memoriam: Looking Back On Those We Lost In 2020

first_imgAs we finally close the book on what has indisputably been a terrible year, it has come time to remember the many influential artists and music industry figures who passed away in 2020.2020 In MemoriamNeil Peart 9/12/52 — 1/7/20 Neil Peart, Rush Drummer And Lyricist, Dead At 67David Olney 3/23/48 — 1/18/20 Singer-Songwriter David Olney Dies Onstage At 30A Songwriters Festival [Video]Wes Wilson 7/15/37 — 1/24/20 Wes Wilson, Psychedelic San Francisco Poster Artist, Dead At 82 [Video]Buddy Cage 2/18/46 — 2/5/20 Buddy Cage, Pedal Steel Guitarist For New Riders Of The Purple Sage, Dead At 73Lyle Mays 11/27/53 — 2/10/20 Jazz pianist Lyle Mays, co-founder of the Pat Metheny Group, dies at 66Paul English 11/6/32 — 2/12/20 Paul English, Willie Nelson’s Longtime Drummer, Dead at 87David Roback 4/4/58 — 2/24/20 Mazzy Star Co-Founder David Roback Dies At 61McCoy Tyner 12/11/38 — 3/6/20 Iconic Jazz Pianist McCoy Tyner Dies At 81DJ Black N Mild 1975 — 3/19/20 New Orleans DJ Black N Mild Dead At 44 Following Coronavirus DiagnosisKenny Rogers 8/21/38 — 3/20/20 Kenny Rogers, Country Music Legend, Dies At Age 81Eric Weissberg 8/16/39 — 3/22/20 Eric Weissberg, ‘Dueling Banjos’ and ‘Blood on the Tracks’ Musician, Dead at 80Manu Dibango 12/12/33 — 3/24/20 Storied African Saxophonist Manu Dibango Dies Of COVID-19 At 86Terrence McNally 11/3/38 — 3/24/20 ‘Ragtime’ playwright Terrence McNally dies from coronavirus complicationsBill Rieflin 9/30/60 — 3/24/20 Seattle musician Bill Rieflin of King Crimson, R.E.M. dies at 59Joe Diffie 12/28/58 — 3/29/20 Joe Diffie, Wry Country Traditionalist, Dead At 61 Following COVID-19 DiagnosisJan Howard 3/13/29 — 3/28/20 Jan Howard, Singer and Writer of Country Hits, Dies at 91Bill Withers 7/4/38 — 3/30/20 Bill Withers, Beloved Singer-Songwriter, Dies At 81Wallace Roney 5/25/60 — 3/31/20 Wallace Roney, Jazz Trumpet Virtuoso, Is Dead at 59Adam Schlesinger 10/31/67 — 4/1/20 Adam Schlesinger, Emmy Winner, Fountains Of Wayne Co-Founder, Dies At 52Ellis Marsalis 11/14/34 — 4/1/20 Ellis Marsalis, Jazz Pianist And Musical Patriarch, Dead At 85Vaughan Mason 10/24/50 — 4/2/20 Vaughan Mason, Oft-Sampled ‘Bounce, Rock, Skate, Roll’ Funk Artist, Dead at 69John Prine 10/10/46 — 4/7/20 John Prine, Legendary Songwriter, Dies At 73Hal Willner 4/6/56 — 4/7/20 Hal Willner, ‘SNL’ Music Supervisor, Music Producer, Dies At 64Lee Konitz 10/13/27 — 4/15/20 Lee Konitz, Jazz Saxophonist Who Blazed His Own Trail, Dies at 92Florian Schneider 4/7/47 — 4/21/20 Kraftwerk Co-Founder Florian Schneider Dies At 73Fred The Godson 1/1/85 — 4/23/20 Fred the Godson Dies at 35 From CoronavirusTroy Sneed 12/14/67 — 4/27/20 Gospel Star Troy Sneed Dies at 52 Due to COVID-19Tony Allen 7/20/40 — 4/30/20 Tony Allen, Afrobeat Originator & Master Drummer, Dies At 79Cady Groves 7/30/89 — 5/2/20 Singer-Songwriter Cady Groves Dies at 30Dave Greenfield 3/29/49 — 5/3/20 Stranglers’ Dave Greenfield Dead at 71 After Coronavirus BattleMillie Small 10/6/46 — 5/5/20 Millie Small, “My Boy Lollipop” Singer, Dead at 72Alfred “Uganda” Roberts 4/8/43 — 5/5/20 RIP Professor Longhair Percussionist Alfred “Uganda” Roberts (1943-2020)Sweet Pea Atkinson 9/20/45 — 5/5/20 Sweet Pea Atkinson, Singer in Was (Not Was), Dead at 74Andre Harrell 9/26/60 — 5/7/20 Andre Harrell, Founder of Uptown Records, Dead at 59Little Richard 12/5/32 — 5/9/20 Little Richard, Founding Father Of Rock N’ Roll, Dead At 87Betty Wright 12/21/53 — 5/10/20 Betty Wright, Soul And R&B Exemplar, Dead At 66Darick Campbell 1966 — 5/11/20 Darick Campbell of Rochester’s The Campbell Brothers diesPhil May 11/9/44 — 5/15/20 Phil May, Pretty Things Frontman, Dies at 75Lucky Peterson 12/13/64 — 5/17/20 Bluesman Lucky Peterson Dies at 55Robert Ford Jr. 6/30/49 — 5/19/20 Robert Ford Jr., an Early Force in Hip-Hop, Is Dead at 70Jimmy Cobb 1/20/29 — 5/24/20 Jimmy Cobb, Veteran Jazz Drummer For Miles Davis & More, Dead At 91Bucky Baxter 1955 — 5/25/20 Bucky Baxter, Pedal Steel Guitarist For Bob Dylan & Many More, Dead At 65Bonnie Pointer 7/11/50 — 6/8/20 Bonnie Pointer, Co-Founder Of The Pointer Sisters, Dies At 69Nick Cordero 11/17/78 — 7/5/20 Nick Cordero, Tony-Nominated Broadway Actor & Singer, Dies At 41 After Months-Long Battle With COVID-19Charlie Daniels 10/28/36 — 7/6/20 Charlie Daniels, Legendary Fiddle Player, Dies At 83Eddie Gale 8/15/41 — 7/10/20 Eddie Gale, Jazz Trumpeting Great, Dies at 78Gordon Stone 1950 — 7/12/20 Gordon Stone, Emmy Award-Winning Multi-Instrumentalist & Phish Collaborator, DiesEmmitt Rhodes 2/25/50 — 7/19/20 Cult Pop Singer-Songwriter Emitt Rhodes Dies at 70Tim Smith 7/3/61 — 7/21/20 The Cardiacs’ Tim Smith Dead At 59Annie Ross 7/25/30 — 7/21/20 Annie Ross, Mid-Century Jazz Icon, Dead At 89Denise Johnson  1964 — 7/27/20 R.I.P. Denise Johnson, Primal Scream Vocalist Dies at 56Malik B. 11/14/72 — 7/29/20 The Roots Co-Founder Malik B. Dies At 47; Questlove, Black Thought, More Pay TributeTrini Lopez 5/15/37 — 8/11/20 Trini Lopez Dead At 83Pete Way 8/7/50 — 8/14/20 Pete Way (UFO, Ozzy) has died; Ozzy, Iron Maiden, Kirk Hammett, Geddy Lee & more pay tributeCarl Dufrene ? — 8/17/20 Bassist Carl Dufrene (North Mississippi Allstars, Anders Osborne) Passes AwayJack Sherman 1/18/56 — 8/18/20 Jack Sherman, Early Red Hot Chili Peppers Guitarist, Dies At 64Todd Nance 11/20/62 — 8/19/20 Todd Nance, Founding Widespread Panic Drummer, Dies At 57Frankie Banali 11/14/51 — 8/20/20 R.I.P. Frankie Banali, Quiet Riot Drummer Dies at 68Justin Townes Earle 1/4/82 — 8/20/20 Singer-Songwriter Justin Townes Earle Dead At 38Walter Lure 4/22/49 — 8/22/20 The Heartbreakers’ Walter Lure Dead at 71Riley Gale 1986 — 8/24/20 Riley Gale, Fiery Singer Of Power Trip, Dead At 34Erick Morillo 3/26/71 — 9/1/20 ‘I Like to Move It’ DJ Erick Morillo dies at 49Ian Mitchell 8/22/58 — 9/1/20 Bay City Rollers Bassist Ian Mitchell Dies at 62Simeon Coxe 6/4/38 — 9/8/20 Simeon Coxe, Whose Silver Apples Presaged Synth-Pop, Dies at 82Ronald “Khalis” Bell 11/1/51 — 9/9/20 Kool & The Gang Co-Founding Saxophonist Ronald ‘Khalis’ Bell Dies At 68Sid McCray 7/3/57 — 9/9/20 Original Bad Brains singer Sid McCray, RIPToots Hibbert 12/8/42 — 9/11/20 Toots Hibbert, Legendary Reggae Pioneer, Dies At 77Lee Kerslake 4/16/47 — 9/19/20 Uriah Heep and Ozzy Osbourne drummer Lee Kerslake has diedFrancis “Rocco” Prestia 3/7/51 — 9/29/20 Francis “Rocco” Prestia, Longtime Tower Of Power Bassist, Dies At 69Mac Davis 1/21/42 — 9/29/20 Mac Davis, Country Singer and Elvis Presley Songwriter, Dead at 78Cookie Monsta 5/5/89 — 10/2/20 Famed Dubstep Artist Cookie Monsta Has DiedEddie Van Halen 1/26/55 — 10/6/20 Eddie Van Halen, Guitar Legend, Dead At 65Johnny Nash 8/19/40 — 10/6/20 Johnny Nash ‘I Can See Clearly Now’ Singer Dead At 80Gordon Haskell 4/27/46 — 10/15/20 Early ’70s King Crimson vocalist Gordon Haskell, RIPTony Lewis 12/21/57 — 10/19/20 Tony Lewis, The Outfield Singer, Dies at 62Jerry Jeff Walker 3/16/42 — 10/23/20 Musicians Mourn The Loss Of Outlaw Country Great Jerry Jeff Walker [Videos]Billy Joe Shaver 8/16/39 — 10/28/20 Outlaw Country Singer-Songwriter Billy Joe Shaver Dead At 81Rance Allen 11/20/48 — 10/31/20 Gospel legend Bishop Rance Allen dies at age 71MF DOOM 1/9/71 — 10/31/20 Influential Rapper MF DOOM Dead At 49Nikki McKibbin 9/28/78 — 11/1/20 Nikki McKibbin, ‘American Idol’ Finalist, Dies at 42Baron Wolman 6/25/37 — 11/2/20 Baron Wolman, Rolling Stone Photographer Who Captured Rock Gods, Dead at 83Ken Hensley 8/24/45 — 11/4/20 Ken Hensley, songwriter with 70s rock band Uriah Heep, dies aged 75King Von 8/9/94 — 11/6/20 Rapper King Von Killed In Atlanta Shooting… Video SurfacesCarl Monzo 6/30/63 — 11/16/20 R.I.P., Carl Monzo: Trey Anastasio, Bob Weir, Dave Schools, More Remember The Accomplished Security HeadBruce Swedien 4/19/34 — 11/16/20 Bruce Swedien, a Shaper of Michael Jackson’s Sound, Dies at 86Hal Ketchum 4/9/53 — 11/23/20 Hal Ketchum, Opry member and ‘Small Town Saturday Night’ singer, dies at 67Howard Wales 2/8/43 – 12/7/20 Howard Wales, Jerry Garcia ‘Hoorteroll?’ Collaborator, Dead At 77Harold Budd 4/24/36 — 12/8/20 Heralded Ambient Composer Harold Budd Dead at 84Charley Pride 3/18/34 — 12/12/20 Charley Pride, Black Country Music Pioneer, Dies Of COVID-19 Weeks After CMA Lifetime Achievement AwardJeff Clayton 2/16/54 — 12/17/20 Jeff Clayton 1955–2020Miche Fambo 1956 — 12/19/20 Geneseo jazz musician Miche Fambro dies at 64 K.T. Oslin 5/15/42 — 12/21/20 K.T. Oslin, Country Singer-Songwriter of ’80’s Ladies,’ Dead at 78Leslie West 10/22/45 — 12/23/20 Leslie West, Mountain Guitarist Who Belted Out ‘Mississippi Queen,’ Dead at 75Tony Rice 6/8/51 — 12/25/20 Bluegrass Guitarist, Songwriter Tony Rice Dead At 69last_img read more

Services today and death notices for Oct. 21

first_imgJeanne Estelle Looney, 91, of Beaumont died Wednesday, October 19, 2016. Broussard’s, Major Drive, Beaumont. Death noticesJohn Thomas Little, 72, Port Arthur died Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. Clayton Thompson Funeral Home, Groves. Services todayHorace L. Bullion, St. James Catholic Church, 10 a.m.last_img

Wallace Shawn’s Grasses of a Thousand Colors Officially Opens at the Public

first_img Grasses of a Thousand Colors Grasses of a Thousand Colors was first presented by the English Stage Company at London’s Royal Court Theatre in 2009, where it won enthusiastic critical praise. The play is presented as part of the The Wallace Shawn-André Gregory Project—a retrospective celebrating a 40-year collaboration—which also included The Designated Mourner.  A scientist believes he has solved world hunger in Wallace Shawn’s Grasses of a Thousand Colors, which officially opened October 28. The Public Theater and Theatre for a New Audience co-production will run through November 24, at the Public’s Shiva Theater. View Comments Related Shows Directed by Andre Gregory, Grasses of a Thousand Colors features Shawn, Julie Hagerty, Emily Cass McDonnell, Kristina Mueller and Jennifer Tilly. Touching on almost every imaginable form of sexual expression while spinning a dystopian fantasy about ecological disaster, Grasses centers on Ben (Shawn), a doctor who figures out how to rejigger the metabolisms of animals to tolerate eating their own kind and ends up ruining the global ecosystem. The play also explores the riotous sexual imaginations of Ben, his wife and his lovers. Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 1, 2013last_img read more

Watch Stars Take on the The Inheritance for The Walter Project

first_img We remember those who have come before us. Playwright Matthew López’s Tony-nominated two-part drama The Inheritance, which had announced its closing date of March 15 prior to the Broadway shutdown, offers a panoramic view of gay life in New York City today, a generation after the height of the AIDS crisis. Now, in honor of World AIDS Day, López has brought together some of the biggest stars of the stage and screen to perform the emotional speech at the end of Act 1, originally performed fresh Tony nominee Paul Hilton as Walter Poole. Featuring John Lithgow, Lena Waithe, Ashley Park, John-Andrew Morrison, Connor Jessup, Marisa Tomei, Jordan E. Cooper, Andrea Martin, John Cameron Mitchell, Austin Smith, Aya Cash, Raúl Castillo, Michael Zegen, AnnaSophia Robb, Tituss Burgess, Russell Tovey, Nathan Lane, Judith Light, Mandy Gonzalez, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Denée Benton, Bill Irwin, Wilson Cruz, Robert Fairchild, Cynthia Erivo, Michael Urie, Leslie Odom Jr., Maulik Pancholy, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Glenn Close, Jocelyn Bioh, Lucas Hedges and Hilary Rodham Clinton, the project was inspired by the iconic AIDS Quilt and created in collaboration with the AIDS Memorial. Watch the video below! View Comments Glenn Close, John Cameron Mitchell, Russell Tovey, John Lithgow, Cynthia Erivo, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Denée Benton, Michael Urie & Maulik Pancholy. (Photo composition by Ryan Casey for read more

Vermont unemployment rate unchanged at 3.7 percent

first_img39NORTH CAROLINA5.7 16VIRGINIA4.2 43ARIZONA6.0 29CONNECTICUT5.1 26ARKANSAS5.0 47ALASKA6.4 4HAWAII3.2 4NEW HAMPSHIRE3.2 6IOWA3.4 7UTAH3.5 16OKLAHOMA4.2 43ALABAMA6.0 10VERMONT3.7 21TEXAS4.6 12KANSAS4.0 34NEW JERSEY5.3 7MINNESOTA3.5 3SOUTH DAKOTA3.0 14WYOMING4.1 39CALIFORNIA5.7 16WISCONSIN4.2 39OREGON5.7 39ILLINOIS5.7 48WEST VIRGINIA6.5 22MASSACHUSETTS4.7 32RHODE ISLAND5.2 by Timothy McQuiston Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Department of Labor announced today that for the third consecutive month the seasonally-adjusted statewide unemployment rate for November was 3.7 percent. This represents no change from the revised October rate (3.7 percent). The national average in November was unchanged at 5.0 percent. Vermont’s unemployment rate is 10th lowest in the country and second lowest in the East behind New Hampshire (tied for 4th at 3.2 percent). Vermont’s ranking, which was second lowest in the US in April 2014, has slipped over the last several months relative to other low-rate states. North Dakota once again was lowest at 2.7 percent and New Mexico was highest at 6.8 percent (see full list below).The seasonally-adjusted Vermont data for November show the Vermont civilian labor force decreased by 1,100 from the prior month estimate. The number of employed decreased by 1,000 and the number of unemployed decreased by 100. None of these over-the-month changes were statistically significant in the seasonally-adjusted series.November represents the third consecutive month with a seasonally-adjusted statewide unemployment rate at 3.7 percent. The unemployment rate this time last year was 4.2 percent, as the labor force fell by 4,700, the number of employed fell by 2,850 and the unemployed fell by 1,850.“Overall, we continue to see a significant number of job opportunities across nearly all employment sectors in Vermont, and a continued decline in the number of unemployed Vermonters over the last year (-12.7%). The Labor Department is working with training and education providers to help develop more short-term training programs designed to match the job-skills needed for current and predicted vacancies. Visit a local Vermont Department of Labor Career Resource Center to learn about Vermont employers with openings and about the significant number of education and training opportunities available,” said Labor Commissioner Annie Noonan.The November unemployment rates for Vermont’s 17 labor market areas ranged from 2.7 percent in Burlington-South Burlington to 5.3 percent in Derby (note: local labor market area unemployment rates are not seasonally-adjusted). For comparison, the November unadjusted unemployment rate for Vermont was 3.5 percent which reflects an increase of three-tenths of a percentage point from the revised unadjusted October level and a decrease of four-tenths of a percentage point from a year ago.Not-Seasonally-Adjusted The preliminary ‘not-seasonally-adjusted’ jobs estimates for November show an increase of 1,000 jobs when compared to the revised October numbers. There was an increase of 200 jobs between the preliminary and the revised October estimates due to the inclusion of more data. The monthly increase seen in the November numbers was attributable to seasonal increases related to Accommodations. The broader economic trends can be detected by focusing on the over-the-year changes in this data series. As detailed in the preliminary ‘not-seasonally-adjusted’ November data, Total Private industries have increased by 2,700 jobs (1.1 percent) and Government employment has increased by 1,300 jobs (2.2 percent) in the past year.Seasonally-Adjusted The seasonally-adjusted data for November reports an increase of 2,900 jobs from the revised October data. As with the ‘not-seasonally-adjusted’ data, this over-the-month change is from the revised October numbers which experienced a 200 job increase from the preliminary estimates. The seasonally-adjusted over-the-month changes in November were varied at the sectorial level. Those with a notable percent increase include: Leisure & Hospitality (+2,400 jobs or +6.7%), Construction (+500 jobs or +3.5%), and Other Services (+200 jobs or +1.9%). Industries with a notable percent decrease include: State Government (-200 jobs or -1.0%), Financial Activities (-100 jobs or -0.8%) and Professional & Business Services (-200 jobs or -0.7%).NOTE: Employment (nonfarm payroll) – A count of all persons who worked full- or part-time or received pay from a nonagricultural employer for any part of the pay period which included the 12th of the month. Because this count comes from a survey of employers, persons who work for two different companies would be counted twice. Therefore, nonfarm payroll employment is really a count of the number of jobs, rather than the number of persons employed. Therefore differing from the Table 1 Labor Force employment numbers. 34WASHINGTON5.3 43MISSISSIPPI6.0 9COLORADO3.6 11IDAHO3.9 22MISSOURI4.7 19INDIANA4.4 2NEBRASKA2.9 14MAINE4.1 46LOUISIANA6.3 50DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA6.6 32MARYLAND5.2 48NEVADA6.5 Unemployment Rates for StatesMonthly RankingsSeasonally AdjustedNov. 2015p 20OHIO4.5 29MICHIGAN5.1 36SOUTH CAROLINA5.5 12MONTANA4.0 24NEW YORK4.8 26PENNSYLVANIA5.0 37TENNESSEE5.6 29DELAWARE5.1 26FLORIDA5.0 1NORTH DAKOTA2.7 RankStateRate 25KENTUCKY4.9 37GEORGIA5.6 51NEW MEXICO6.8 p = preliminary.NOTE: Rates shown are a percentage of the labor force. Data refer to place of residence. Estimates for the current month are subject to revision the following month.Last Modified Date: December 18, 2015last_img read more

Land O’Lakes, Inc names Ford CEO

first_imgVermont Creamery, Inc,Vermont Business Magazine The Land O’Lakes, Inc Board of Directors announced today its selection of Beth Ford as President and CEO of one of the nation’s largest food and agricultural cooperatives and #216 on the Fortune 500. Ford assumes leadership of the company following the retirement of Chris Policinski. Ford will assume the role of President and CEO effective August 1. Land O’Lakes owns Vermont Creamery in Websterville, which it bought in March 2017 for an undisclosed sum. Vermont Creamery produces goat cheese and butter.Ford comes to the CEO role after a series of successful executive postings within the company. In December 2017, Ford was named Chief Operating Officer of Land O’Lakes Businesses, in which role she oversaw Land O’Lakes’ WinField United, Purina Animal Nutrition and Dairy Foods business units. Prior to that, Ford was head of Land O’Lakes’ Dairy Foods and Purina Animal Nutrition businesses, where she led record performance and growth, leveraging innovation through R&D to strengthen both brands. She also was instrumental in the acquisition of Vermont Creamery in early 2017.Prior to joining Land O’Lakes in 2011, Ford had excelled in executive operations management and supply chain roles at International Flavors and Fragrances, Mobil Corporation, PepsiCo and Pepsi Bottling Company and Scholastic. Ford has more than 20 years’ experience specifically in the areas of technology and R&D, as well, across these four companies.Born in Sioux City, Iowa, Beth earned an MBA at Columbia University Business School and a BBA at Iowa State University. She remains involved in both universities, sitting on the Deming Center Board of Advisors for Columbia Business School and the Dean’s Advisory Committee for the College of Business at Iowa State.Ford also sits on the Board of Directors for the National Milk Producers Federation and non-profit boards, including Greater Twin Cities United Way in Minneapolis. She sits on the Boards of Directors of two publicly traded companies, including PACCAR, Inc.Announcing her appointment, Board Chairman Pete Kappelman said, “At a time of unprecedented change in the agriculture and food industries, no person is better suited to lead us into the future than Beth Ford. Since joining our company in 2011, Beth has proven she’s not afraid of hard work, and she sees every challenge as an opportunity to deliver more value for our cooperative. She’s built a track record of success in a wide array of leadership roles across a decades-long career, and in her seven years at Land O’Lakes, she has earned the trust and respect of our members, employees and customers. We are thrilled to have someone of such strong qualifications and character to build on the legacy of growth that Land O’Lakes has established.”Commenting on her appointment, Ford said, “I’m humbled and honored to have the chance to serve this great organization. I am grateful to the Board of Directors for their trust in me and for the management team that built the strong foundation we currently enjoy. I look forward to continuing to work with the talented and dedicated leadership team, as well as our outstanding employees to deliver for our member-owners, customers and communities. There has never been a more exciting time to be in the agriculture and food industry. Together, our team will work to continue our growth trajectory, as we lead the way forward into the company’s next 100 years.”Ford becomes the ninth CEO of Land O’Lakes, one of the nation’s largest agricultural cooperatives, which was founded in 1921. Ford and her spouse, Jill Schurtz, have three teenage children and live in Minneapolis. About Land O’Lakes, Inc(link is external).  Land O’Lakes, Inc., one of America’s premier agribusiness and food companies, is a member-owned cooperative with industry-leading operations that span the spectrum from agricultural production to consumer foods. With 2017 annual sales of $14 billion, Land O’Lakes is one of the nation’s largest cooperatives, ranking 216 on the Fortune 500. Building on a legacy of more than 97 years of operation, Land O’Lakes today operates some of the most respected brands in agribusiness and food production including LAND O LAKES® Dairy Foods, Purina Animal Nutrition, WinField United and Land O’Lakes SUSTAINTM. The company does business in all 50 states and more than 60 countries. Land O’Lakes, Inc. corporate headquarters are located in Arden Hills, Minn.SOURCE ARDEN HILLS, Minn., July 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Land O’Lakes, Inc. is external)last_img read more