The Last Five Years to Resume Performances at London’s Southwark Playhouse in October

first_img“The Last Five Years”(Publicity image courtesy of Southwark Playhouse) View Comments Southwark Playhouse’s production of Jason Robert Brown’s The Last Five Years paused performances beginning on March 16 as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. That production, directed by Jonathan O’Boyle, will resume beginning this October 1 with socially distanced audiences. The Last Five Years will run through October 31. Casting and social distancing measures being taken by the performers will be announced in the coming weeks.Paper tickets will not be used; audience members must show a confirmation email on their mobile device upon entry. The venue will operate at just under 50 percent of its capacity and use see-through screens on either side of each seated party. “Please only book tickets with people who you are living with or have formed a support bubble with,” reads one of the show’s COVID-19 FAQ answers. All audience members are asked to wear a mask—those who are unable to for medical reasons must obtain a printed card here in advance. Hand sanitizer will be placed at regular intervals in the front of house. Both the venues bar and bathrooms will provide opportunities for social distancing between patrons.The Last Five Years tells the story of Jamie and Cathy, two New Yorkers who fall head over heels in love—and subsequently out of it—over the course of five years. In a city where professional and personal passions collide, charting the waters of love and matrimony can sometimes prove to be too much. The Last Five Years features songs like “Still Hurting,” “Shiksa Goddess,” “Moving Too Fast” and “Goodbye Until Tomorrow.”last_img read more

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Bar’s Web site tops 100 million vists

first_imgBar’s Web site tops 100 million vists January 15, 2009 Regular News Bar’s Web site tops 100 million vistscenter_img With the annual number of visits to The Florida Bar’s Web site surpassing 100 million and still growing, the Communications Committee is looking for ways to improve the site and its accessibility for members and the public. Committee Chair Ray Abadin told the board that one factor in the increasing use is the rising technological savvy of Bar members, two-thirds of whom are 50 or younger.He noted that hits on the Web site were almost 37 million in 2003-04. They had risen to 106.1 million in 2006-07 and to 118.7 million for 2007-08.The most popular part of the site is the Find A Lawyer page, followed by the site’s home page, and then the Bar Journal. Next is the section in which Bar members report their CLE hours, followed by the Bar News , and the Bar’s master calendar. Bar membership surveys have shown an increasing use of technology by Bar members, Abadin said, and the Young Lawyers Division uses its Web site to communicate with members, which has resulted in a spike of visits to the site.The committee hopes to emulate that in its efforts, he said, which could include continuing efforts to phase out the printed Journal directory, since all the information in the publication is available online, where it can be more regularly updated.He invited board members to review the Web site and make suggestions for improvement, adding, “We’re going to be making significant changes to the electronic media and the data presentation to our members.”last_img read more

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On the Move 10-1-09

first_imgOn the Move 10-1-09 On the Move Francis Pierce, Susan Sewell and Richard Allen recently joined Mateer Harbert in Orlando. Along with current Mateer Harbert partner Larry Townsend, they will focus on the firm’s growing medical malpractice and insurance practice areas. Pierce joins the firm as a partner and will lead the expanded medical malpractice and insurance practice areas. Sewell joins as a senior associate. Allen rejoins join the firm as a partner. Marci A. Rubin has joined Phillips, Cantor, Berlowitz & Shalek in Hollywood as a partner focusing her practice on corporate law, commercial and residential real estate, transactional law, mergers and acquisitions. Kate Bedell has joined the Fourth Circuit Public Defender’s Office as chief of the Felony Unit Division. Jeffrey P. Buak has been named equity shareholder at Unger, Acree, Gilbert, Tressler, Tacktill, & Buak in Orlando and will continue his primary practice of real estate and land use. Alicia E. Adams has joined McConnaughhay, Duffy, Coonrod, Pope & Weaver in Tallahassee. She will focus her practice in the area of civil litigation defense. Chad M. Pilon has joined Christopher N. Ligori and Associates in Tampa. Pilon focuses his practice in the areas of personal injury, automobile negligence, wrongful death, and premises liability. Eliot C. Abbott has joined Ruden McClosky in Miami as a partner. George Sprinkel IV has joined Upchurch Watson White & Max Mediation Group. Marta Colomar Garcia has joined Diaz Reus Targ & Lee in Miami as an associate where she will handle complex international corporate transactions and contracts, international breach-of-contract claims, and real estate matters. Rouselle “Bo” Sutton III has joined Railey & Harding in Orlando as an associate in the construction litigation practice group. Kelly Kolb has joined Ruden McClosky in Ft. Lauderdale as a partner. Kolb focuses his practice on labor & employment, insurance, and bad faith matters. Aaron Behar has joined Weiss Serota Helfman Pastoriza Cole & Boniske in Ft. Lauderdale as a partner. He will also serve as chair of the firm’s general liability group. Behar primarily represents insurance carriers and their insureds in the areas of employment practices liability, errors and omissions, and bodily injury. James E. Malphurs has joined Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist in Orlando where he will practice intellectual property law. Robert Thornburg, of counsel to the firm, is now working in the Miami office, located at 777 Brickell Avenue, Suite 1114. Sonja Knighton Dickens has been appointed as the in-house city attorney for the City of Miami Gardens. Zoltan Pinter has joined Leighton Law in Miami. Pinter’s practice focuses on catastrophic injury, violent crime/inadequate security, medical malpractice, product liability, business tort litigation, agricultural business and litigation, fraud investigation, and litigation. Kelly Naik has been promoted to chief of the Fourth Circuit Public Defender Office’s County Court Division. Mark R. Osherow has joined Adorno & Yoss in the Ft. Lauderdale and Boca Raton offices as a partner. Osherow’s experience includes a wide range of business litigation matters from inception through trial involving employment, real estate, construction, fraud and misrepresentation, as well as corporate and partnership disputes, and related contractual issues. Russell A. Yagel has become a managing partner, Jessica Rothenberg and Robert Stober have become equity partners, and Ron Saunders has become of counsel with Hershoff, Lupino & Yagel in Tavernier. John M. Quaranta has joined Damian & Valori in Miami and will concentrate his practice in the areas of complex commercial Litigation. Laura J. Varela has joined Phillips, Cantor, Berlowitz & Shalek in Hollywood as a partner in the commercial litigation group, practicing in the areas of commercial, real estate, community association, lending and banking, and distressed property litigation. Brian J. Redar has joined the Department of Homeland Security as a general attorney in the Office of Associate Chief Counsel for Customs and Border Protection, Long Beach, CA. Devand (Dave) A. Sukhdeo has joined Jackson Lewis in Miami as a partner and TerRance Q. Woodard has joined the firm as an associate. Sukhdeo and Woodard practice employment law. Dean J. Merten has moved The Merten Law Office, P.A., to 6905 South Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach 33405. Merten can be reached at (561) 585-0464 or DeanJ@MertenLaw.com. Merten continues to practice criminal defense. Debra L. Munchel has joined the 10th Circuit Public Defender’s Office in Bartow. Leslie A. Wickes has been elected the managing partner of Volpe, Bajalia, Wickes, Rogerson & Wachs in Jacksonville. Webb Peduzzi, P.A., has relocated its Orlando office to 1800 Pembrook Dr., Ste. 300, Orlando 32810. The firm may be reached by phone locally at (407) 956-1030, toll free at (877) 653-8003, or by e-mail at Info@TheInjuryTeam.com. David E. Ramba has opened Ramba Consulting Group and Ramba Law Group at 101 South Monroe Street, Tallahassee 32301; phone (850) 727-7087; fax: (850) 807-2502; e-mail: david@rambalaw.com. A substantial portion of Ramba’s practice is devoted toward legislative representation and matters before state agencies. Erica Bloomberg-Johnson has joined the Law Firm of Gloria W. Fletcher in Gainesville and will be handling criminal cases. She may be reached at (352) 374-4007 or by fax (352) 337-8340. Gary Khutorsky has joined the Ft. Lauderdale office of Litchfield Cavo as a partner. Khutorsky practices in the area of insurance coverage. Angela Swenka has also joined the Ft. Lauderdale office as an associate. Ian Weldon recently became a “death qualified” attorney and moves to the Capital Crimes Division in Homicide at the Fourth Circuit Public Defender’s Office, while Regina Wright ascends to the Division for Major Crimes. Robert J. Sniffen and Michael P. Spellman have formed Sniffen & Spellman in Tallahassee. The firm will offer advice and representation to businesses and governmental agencies statewide in the areas of labor and employment law, law enforcement liability, civil rights litigation, fair housing litigation, insurance defense, administrative law, commercial transactions and commercial litigation, school law, special education litigation, and property taxation. October 1, 2009 On the Movelast_img read more

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After providing ‘spark’ for WNBA team, Banham signs with a team in Australia for the offseason

first_imgAfter providing ‘spark’ for WNBA team, Banham signs with a team in Australia for the offseasonFormer U women’s basketball player Rachel Banham is in her second season with the Connecticut Sun. Kathryn Chlystek, Daily File PhotoMinnesota guard Rachel Banham carries the ball at Williams Arena on Monday, Feb. 15. Banham recently signed to play with the Bendigo Spirit in Australia as a part of the WNBL. Jack WarrickJuly 3, 2017Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintFormer Gophers basketball player Rachel Banham had her rookie season with the Connecticut Sun cut short in 2016 with a knee injury.Now, she is almost fully recovered and back in action on the court for her WNBA team. She also signed a contract to play with the Bendigo Spirit of the Women’s National Basketball League in Australia.“She’s going to be a centerpiece of what we do off the bench, and [she] provides us that person that can come in and really spark you off the bench,” said Sun head coach Curt Miller.The road to recoveryBanham has a history of knee problems, undergoing two surgeries on one knee, and one surgery on the other earlier in her career before her latest surgery in 2016.After getting drafted by the Connecticut Sun in 2016, Banham played in 15 games before needing microfracture surgery on her knee. Now, she has rehabbed her knee up to near 100 percent health and she can take the court again. Banham has played in every one of the 16 Connecticut Sun games this year.As Banham comes off the injury, Miller said she will contribute more and more to the Sun.“There’s a reason we drafted her [fourth overall in the WNBA draft]. We believe in her, and I think she is only going to continue to get better and better,” Miller said.Playing down underBanham recently signed with the Bendigo Spirit of the WNBL, a professional women’s basketball league in Australia. Banham will play for the team during the Sun’s offseason.The eight-team league allows two roster spots to foreign players with the remaining players being from Australia and New Zealand. Banham will start playing in Australia, with the Bendigo Spirit, as soon as the WNBA season ends in September. “The obvious thing is the scoring, but much more than that is her improvement in her defense, tempo control… and for her it’s about leading veteran players,” said Simon Pritchard, head coach of Bendigo. “She’s really interested in learning the international game, and we can teach her the international game.”Banham said she’s excited to head to the WNBL after her time with the Sun was over this year.“There’s a good handful of people that are in the WNBA that go over there to play and have really big years, and it’s a very competitive league, and it’s also just a really cool place to play,” Banham said.Hot as the Sun One of Banham’s 16 games was in a win against the Minnesota Lynx on June 17 when she put up 11 points on her hometown team. The perennial WNBA super power, the Lynx, had been undefeated up until the Sun beat them, and Banham as well as Miller said it was a confidence booster.“It felt really good to win in an environment as tough as Minnesota, and there’s a reason they only have one loss on the season,” Miller said. “More than anything, it was a shot of confidence.”The Sun is currently 9-7. After losing four consecutive games in the beginning of the season, the team has won eight of its last ten games.“We have a big circle around the 2018-19 season, as we are building this team,” Miller said. “We were the youngest in the league last year, and we are the second youngest roster in the league this year.”Missing the college daysBanham broke countless records while at Minnesota, including the Big Ten conference scoring record with 3,093 points, and the most points per game in a season for Minnesota with 28.6. She also tied the NCAA record for most points in a game with 60 in her senior year at Minnesota.“I definitely miss playing in Minnesota,” Banham said. “It was the best five years of my life, and it was a really good experience, and I love all the people there.”last_img read more

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Visteon Appoints Charles Mazur Jr. as Vice President, Investor Relations

first_imgWith more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit.  DeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business.  VAN BUREN TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Visteon Corp. has announced that Charles Mazur Jr. has joined the company as vice president, investor relations. Mazur, who has more than 17 years of investor relations and related experience, will be responsible for Visteon’s global investor relations program, managing relationships and communications with financial stakeholders and the broader financial community. He reports to William Quigley, executive vice president and CFO.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Mazur most recently was vice president of investor relations and corporate communications for International Automotive Components (IAC). He previously served in investor relations, treasury and corporate strategy roles with several global companies. “Chuck is an accomplished investor relations professional who brings significant depth and experience to Visteon in this role,” said Quigley. “Having spent his career working with the capital markets and the investment community, Chuck is well-suited to further enhance our relationships with our valued investors.” Mazur has a bachelor of science degree in business administration from West Virginia University and a master’s degree in business administration from Duquesne University.,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement DeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain. LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisementlast_img read more

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UA Birmingham: Pro-Inflammatory Lipids Precede Type 1 Diabetes Onset In Mouse Model And Children

first_imgA woman of Asian descent with diabetes holding a blood sugar monitor while her partner looks on. These lipids may act as a biomarker for Type 1 diabetes and offer a therapeutic target to prevent the disease. Courtesy/UABUAB News:BIRMINGHAM, AL — Type 1 diabetes, or T1D, is an autoimmune disease in which the body’s immune cells — led by inflammatory macrophages — attack and destroy the beta cells of the pancreas that produce insulin.Researchers have long tried to unravel the signaling that provokes this attack. One of the less-studied forms of signaling is inflammatory lipids. In a study published in JCI Insight, Sasanka Ramanadham, Ph.D., and colleagues at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, at other universities in the United States and in Greece have identified a proinflammatory lipid profile that precedes development of T1D in a mouse model and in children under the age 15 who are at high risk for T1D.This finding may identify candidate lipid therapeutic targets to prevent T1D.Phospholipase A2, or PLA2, enzymes can release a free fatty acid from glycerophospholipids. When the free fatty acid is arachidonic acid, it can be metabolized by several other enzyme classes to produce oxidized bioactive lipids, including some potent inflammatory eicosanoids. One of the phospholipase A2 enzymes is a calcium-independent phospholipase A2, designated iPLA2-beta. Its activation promotes poor outcomes in experimental and clinical diabetes.Ramanadham and others have shown that iPLA2-beta participates in programmed cell death, or apoptosis, of beta cells, modulating inflammatory polarization of macrophages, and promoting T-cell immune responses.“In light of these observations,” said Ramanadham, a professor in the UAB Department of Cell, Developmental and Integrative Biology and senior scientist in the UAB Comprehensive Diabetes Center, “we used lipidomics to gain insight into the lipidome associated with T1D development in spontaneous-T1D-prone non-obese diabetic mice, or NOD mice, and in humans at high risk for developing T1D.”Female NOD mice show a progression of T1D, and an inhibitor can show the importance of iPLA2-beta on T1D development. About 80 to 90 percent of NOD mice become diabetic by 25 to 30 weeks of age; but if the iPLA2-beta inhibitor FKGK18 is given to the mice, starting at 10 days, only 10 to 15 percent of the NOD mice develop diabetes. But if the inhibitor was started later, at four or eight weeks, the researchers saw that about 60 or 80 percent, respectively, of the mice developed diabetes.Because of this apparent temporal impact of iPLA2-beta-derived lipids on T1D development, the researchers looked at the macrophage (a recognized initiator of immune responses leading to T1D) lipid profiles from NOD mice and from C57 mice, a control strain that does not develop diabetes. Isolated peritoneal macrophages from NOD mice showed a profound proinflammatory lipid profile during the prediabetic phase, as well as higher levels of iPLA2-beta mRNA. The researchers then showed that early inhibition of iPLA2-beta by FKGK18, or genetic reduction of iPLA2-beta in a NOD mouse line with only one copy of the iPLA2-beta gene, resulted in: 1) reduced production of select proinflammatory lipids by macrophages, 2) promotion of an anti-inflammatory macrophage phenotype and 3) reduction in the incidence of T1D.In addition, the researchers showed that the pro-inflammatory lipid changes in NOD macrophages were reflected in the blood plasma of NOD mice during the prediabetic phase and at T1D onset. Additionally, and importantly, they found similar pro-inflammatory lipid signatures in the blood plasma of male and female children between 9 and 15 years of age, who were at high risk for developing T1D, as measured by autoantibodies. “These findings,” Ramanadham said, “suggest that iPLA2-beta-derived lipids contribute to T1D onset, and they identify select lipids that could be targeted for therapeutics and — in conjunction with autoantibodies — serve as early biomarkers of pre-T1D.”Co-first authors of the study, “Lipid mediators and biomarkers associated with Type 1 diabetes development,” are Alexander J. Nelson, UAB Department of Cell, Developmental and Integrative Biology and the UAB Comprehensive Diabetes Center; Daniel J. Stephenson, University of South Florida; and Robert N. Bone, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana.Other co-authors with Ramanadham are Christopher L. Cardona, Margaret A. Park and Charles E. Chalfant, University of South Florida; Ying G. Tusing and Xiaoyong Lei, UAB Department of Cell, Developmental and Integrative Biology and the UAB Comprehensive Diabetes Center; George Kokotos, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece; Christina L. Graves, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina; Clayton E. Mathews, University of Florida Health Science Center, Gainesville, Florida; and Joanna Kramer and Martin J. Hessner, College of Wisconsin and Children’s Research Institute of Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Chalfant also serves at the James A. Haley Veterans Hospital, Tampa, Florida. Support came from the UAB Department of Cell, Developmental and Integrative Biology; the Stavros Niarchos Foundation; JDRF grant 3-PDF2017-385-A-N; Veterans Administration grants BX001792 and 13F-RCS-002; National Institutes of Health grants DK-69455, DK110292, HL125353, HD087198, RR031535, AI139072 and DK074656; and University of South Florida initiative 0131845.last_img read more

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Ship Finance International Sells Two VLCCs

first_imgShip Finance International Limited, today announced that it has agreed to sell the 1998 and 1999 built VLCCs Front Champion and Golden Victory to unrelated third parties. The Company has simultaneously agreed to terminate the corresponding charter parties with a subsidiary of Frontline Ltd.The vessels are expected to be delivered to the new owners in November 2013 and Ship Finance expects to receive cash proceeds of approximately $43 million, including approximately $11 million upfront payment from Frontline. In addition, we will receive approximately $79 million in 7.5% amortizing notes from Frontline.The amortization profile and maturity of the notes will match the current charters for the two vessels, with reduced rates until 2015 and full rates from 2016. Front Champion and Golden Victory were acquired in 2005 with the highest charter rates across the vessels on charter to Frontline, and the level of compensation payments for early termination is a reflection of this.While the spot VLCC market has currently shown some signs of recovery, there is still a fundamental oversupply in the market, and the retirement of older vessels will contribute to a balancing of the market going forward. The decision to phase out Front Champion and Golden Victory has been made on the basis of individual assessments of the vessels and the costs of taking them through expensive drydockings later this year.Divesting of older vessels is a part of the Company’s strategy to renew and diversify the fleet. The majority of our charter revenues are currently sourced from the offshore segment, and in the second quarter of 2013, the adjusted EBITDA from the vessels on charter to Frontline was limited to only 18% of the total. Following this sale, the number of vessels on charter to Frontline will be reduced to 20 vessels, including 15 VLCCs and five Suezmax crude oil carriers.SFL, November 7, 2013last_img read more

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Carlyon Bay Sea Defenses Removed

first_imgThe last remaining section of the Carlyon Bay sea defenses erected without planning permission in 2004 is being ripped up.Diggers have been taking up the iron shuttering which was protecting the Information Hut at the western end of Crinnis beach.The developers, CEG, had been ordered by Cornwall Council to remove the structure by the end of October 2015 after councillors had expressed their anger and frustration over the continued blighting of the beach.The so-called temporary sea defenses were erected pending the building of a sea wall to protect the proposed development on the beach.But a 2006 Public Inquiry decided that that sea wall and associated beach recharge scheme was unsustainable and planning permission was refused by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government.An Enforcement Notice was issued by Cornwall Council but it wasn’t until 2011 that the unauthorized line of shuttering and rock armor was removed – leaving the section at the western end in front of the Information Hut.The development was redesigned, including a sea wall further back which would not involve beach replenishment.[mappress mapid=”21316″]last_img read more

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Hansom: Who, me?

first_imgTo continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our community Stay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to building.co.ukBreaking industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters Subscribe now for unlimited access Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAYlast_img read more

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