The Other Josh Cohen to Welcome Jane Bruce & Cathryn Wake to the Cast

first_imgCathryn Wake(Photo provided by Vivacity Media Group) A pair of new players are stepping into the celebrated musical comedy The Other Josh Cohen at the Westside Theatre. Jane Bruce (Jagged Little Pill) will join the company tonight and Cathryn Wake (The Great Comet) will begin in the ensemble cast on February 5, replacing Kate Wetherhead and Hannah Elless, respectively.Featuring a book, music and lyrics by David Rossmer and Steve Rosen, who also star, The Other Josh Cohen centers on Josh Cohen, who just can’t get a break. He’s single, broke, and to top it all off, his apartment has been robbed of everything but a Neil Diamond CD. Soon, though, his luck takes a turn when a mysterious envelope arrives that changes his life forever.The cast also features Elizabeth Nestlerode, Luke Darnell and Louis Tucci, with Megan Loomis as the female standby. The design team includes scenic designer Carolyn Mraz, lighting designer Jeff Croiter, sound designer Bart Fasbender and costume designer Nikki Moody.Directed by Hunter Foster, The Other Josh Cohen features scenic design by Carolyn Mraz, lighting design by Jeff Croiter, sound design by Bart Fasbender and costume design by Nikki Moody. Related Shows View Commentscenter_img The Other Josh Cohen Show Closed This production ended its run on April 7, 2019last_img read more

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3 Cups Media celebrates move to new Johnson Drive location in Mission

first_imgCustom promotions company 3 Cups Media last week celebrated the opening of its new location on Johnson Drive in Mission.The company, which will celebrate its third birthday later this year, had previously officed out of a space a few blocks away on Woodson, but the opportunity to move to the more prominent location at 5106 Johnson Drive proved attractive to owner Serena Schermoly. The new location gave the company more space to showcase the products is can produce, while also keeping Schermoly close to family. Her daughter and son-in-law operate the recently renovated Salon Bearde on Johnson Drive and live nearby.“Two minutes, and I can see the little ones,” Schermoly said.Schermoly, who also serves as a representative of Ward 2 on the Prairie Village City Council, said her company focuses on custom products, from 3-D art to jump drives, that are less common in the promotional space.“We’ll do anything with your name on it — pens, hats, cups — but we really like to focus on custom items you won’t see anywhere else,” she said. “If we’re doing a full marketing program for someone, we want it to stand out with unique items.”3 Cups Media also offers branding services and website design.“Northeast Johnson County’s been good do us, and we wanted to stay here,” she said.last_img read more

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New tourist catalog of Baška presented

first_imgIn addition to the strong promotion of Baška as an unavoidable place for all lovers of natural beauty, history, culture and active life, we have refreshed the look of the catalog that best combines the diverse offer of our place, say the Tourist Board of Baška.The interior of the catalog is adorned with a multitude of photographs showing all the charms and beauties of Baška, as well as the entire tourist offer from cultural to content for active holidays. You can download the new promotional tourist catalog at the Tourist Information Center of the Tourist Board of Baška at the address Kralja Zvonimira 114, during working hours or you can download it at this linkIn the first nine months, a total of 158.532 arrivals were made in Baša (2% more than in 2015) and 937.252 overnight stays (4% more). Compared to 2015, domestic guests made 5.610 arrivals (19% less) and 25.839 overnight stays (20% less). The share of domestic guests in total arrivals and overnight stays for the period January-September is 3%. Foreign guests realized 152.922 arrivals (3% more) and 911.413 overnight stays (5% more), which makes a share of 97%.The largest number of arrivals was realized in private accommodation 71.120, followed by the number of arrivals in campsites 42.989 and in hotels 40.684 arrivals. 2.665 arrivals were recorded in resorts and 1.074 arrivals in campsites. In terms of markets, the largest number of overnight stays was recorded by Germans, our traditionally most loyal guests, with 213.574 overnight stays (3% more) and Austrians with 144.228 overnight stays (1% more), while Italians took third place with 97.802 overnight stays (11% more) and Slovenes are in fourth place with 90.511 overnight stays (9% less) and the Czechs with 90.419 overnight stays (index 100) hold the fifth place.The increase in overnight stays was recorded from the following markets: Poland with 63.662 overnight stays or + 28%, Slovakia 59.950 (4% more), Hungary with 44.868 overnight stays, which is an increase of 19%, and Sweden with 26.226 overnight stays or + 5% and the Netherlands with 14.616 overnight stays (16% more).TOURIST CATALOG TZ BAŠKAlast_img read more

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Food Outbreak Scan for Jun 16, 2016

first_imgStudy finds similarity in outbreak and sporadic foodborne illnessesFoodborne illness patterns are generally similar when comparing outbreaks with sporadic infections, except in some instances for children, according to an analysis of the characteristics of four bacteria monitored by surveillance sites that are part of the US FoodNet system.Researchers from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reported their findings yesterday in Emerging Infectious Diseases. The pathogens they explored were Campylobacter, Escherichia coli O157, Listeria, and Salmonella.They said it’s not possible to directly compare exposures for both types of illnesses, but to come up with an estimate they looked at demographic, clinical, temporal, and geographic patterns for outbreak and sporadic illnesses.For Campylobacter, E coli, and Listeria, outbreak and sporadic illnesses were similar for severity, sex, and age. However, Salmonella illnesses for the two groups were only similar for severity and sex, with lower percentages of outbreak illnesses seen in the youngest age-group, children up to age 3 years. They also found some differences by season in reported Salmonella cases.The researchers concluded that differences among FoodNet sites in outbreak and sporadic illnesses might reflect differences in reporting practices. They noted that the analysis is limited but still useful—similarities between the two groups wouldn’t necessarily imply identical food exposures, but big differences in disease characteristics might point to different food exposures.The information could be useful for making food safety decisions and monitoring the impact of interventions, they said.Jun 14 Emerg Infect Dis study Multistate Salmonella outbreaks caused by turtles increasing, CDC saysAn analysis of US salmonellosis outbreaks linked to pet turtles revealed an increasing incidence, high impact on children and Hispanics, and low knowledge of the connection between small turtles and Salmonella risk, according to a report published yesterday in Emerging Infectious Diseases.CDC researchers detailed 15 multistate outbreaks from 2006 through 2014, comprising 191 illnesses, 156 hospitalizations, and 1 death, in an infant. They ranged from 4 to 135 lab-confirmed cases, with a median of 44. In all outbreaks the median age was less than 10 years.The year 2012 was especially bad for salmonellosis caused by turtles, the authors noted, with eight outbreaks accounting for 473 illnesses and a total cost of $2.8 million. Among 191 patients for whom information was available, 85 (45%) said they were Hispanic. Turtles with shells less than 4 inches long, which are illegal to sell in the United States, accounted for 124 (88%) of 141 cases.In addition, only 14 of 95 patients (15%) were aware that reptiles can carry Salmonella. That compares with 20% in a 2007-08 outbreak and 27% in a 2008 outbreak.Slowing the trend of salmonellosis caused by turtle exposure, especially in children, will take a One Health approach involving human, animal, and environmental health officials as well as the turtle industry and the retail pet industry, the authors conclude. They also underscored the importance of public health awareness campaigns in English and Spanish.Jun 15 Emerg Infect Dis reportlast_img read more

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DRC Ebola outbreak climbs to 32 cases, gets UK funding boost

first_imgThe World Health Organization (WHO) said today that the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Ebola virus outbreak has grown to 32 cases, three of them in health workers, as more responders arrive on the scene and as funding help comes from the United Kingdom.Meanwhile, in the United States, news yesterday of the exit of one of the country’s top global health officials, coming on the heels of President Trump’s proposed rescission of earlier Ebola response funds, has deepened concerns about the nation’s preparedness for an epidemic such as Ebola.Outbreak developmentsIn an update today, the WHO said that, as of yesterday, a total of 32 Ebola cases have been reported, including 2 confirmed, 18 probable, and 12 suspected. Eighteen deaths are among the cases.All of the illnesses are in the Bikoro health zone in the DRC’s Equateur province and are from the area covered by the Ikoko-Impenge health facility, about 19 miles from Bikoro’s central health zone office. Bikoro is home to about 163,000 people and has 3 hospitals and 19 health centers, but most of them have limited service.Of 21 cases, 17 had epidemiologic links to other patients, the WHO said. It added that, of eight previous Ebola outbreaks in the DRC, four occurred in Equateur province, though the new outbreak is the first to strike the Bikoro health zone. Home to about 163,000 people, Bikoro has 3 hospitals and 19 health centers, but most of them have limited service.The WHO said it considers the risk within the DRC as high because of the nature of the disease and the lack of information about the scope of the outbreak. For the region, it said the risk is moderate because of the hot spot’s location near the Congo River, which connects it to the capitals of the Republic of Congo and the Central African Republic.Yesterday, the DRC’s health ministry reported that 12 members of its expert team had arrived in Mbandka, the capital of Equateur province, to investigate the outbreak, identify contacts, and assess resources, according to a press release translated and posted by FluTrackers, an infectious disease news message board. The ministry said the multidisciplinary team will be supported by lab technicians who will move mobile labs from the National Institute for Biomedical Research (INRB) to the area.The team also brought rapid diagnostic tests and laser thermometers, and health protection kits and medications were already in place in Mbandaka, the release said.In a related development, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said yesterday that an emergency team is working with the DRC’s health ministry and other international groups to assess and support a rapid response to the outbreak. It added that its team is based in the Bikoro health zone and in Kinshasa.Julien Raickman, head of MSF’s DRC mission, said in the statement that MSF has worked alongside Congolese official in the past to care for patients and help control outbreaks. “At the moment, there is an experienced MSF team in Bikoro, made up of medics, water and sanitation experts, health promoters, logisticians, and an epidemiologist,” Raickman said. “The team is working with the national authorities and other international organizations to assess the situation and to ensure that the outbreak is contained.”Yesterday, a WHO Ebola expert aired serious concerns about the DRC’s latest Ebola outbreak, given signs that it may have been underway for weeks or months and that several locations may be involved, Stat reported.Pierre Formenty, DVM, MPH, also told Stat that though the outbreak is in a remote location, it is on a lake port that raises the worrying possibility of infected people traveling by boat via the Congo and Ubangi rivers to the large cities of Kinshasa, Brazzaville in the Republic of Congo, or Bangui in the Central African Republic. He added that the WHO is in talks with the DRC and Republic of Congo governments to set up a way to control boat traffic on the Congo River to identify any sick travelers.Wellcome Trust, UK announce fundsWellcome Trust said today that it is making an initial $2.7 million (£2 million) pledge to support a rapid response to the DRC’s Ebola outbreak, and the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) said it is releasing $1.35 million (£1 million) from a joint research initiative on epidemic preparedness that it operates with Wellcome Trust to support the rapid response.In its statement, Wellcome Trust said the funding will help the DRC and WHO conduct critical research.Jeremy Farrar, MD, PhD, Wellcome’s director, said, the group made the funds available immediately. “It’s vital the global response to this outbreak is swift. We know from previous outbreaks that the DRC are ready to act, but they need global support to ensure this outbreak is contained effectively,” he added.The funds from Wellcome Trust and DFID come on top of $1 million that the WHO has already released from its emergency contingency fund.US global health leadership changes raise worriesYesterday, a day after news of the DRC’s Ebola outbreak emerged, the Trump administration announced the departure of Rear Admiral Tim Ziemer, head of global health security on the White House’s National Security Council (NSC), the Huffington Post reported.John Bolton, President Trump’s new national security advisor, has eliminated the office Ziemer led, and staff members have been placed in other NSC departments, according to the report. Last month, homeland security advisor Tom Bossert, who was also involved in global health security, resigned the day after Bolton started as national security advisor.Robert Palladino, NSC spokesperson, told the Huffington Post that Ziemer left “on the warmest of terms.”Global health experts and former government officials contacted by the Huffington Post said Ziemer has been “one of the most quietly effective leaders in public health” and that expertise like his is critical for avoiding large outbreaks.Ron Klain, who led the Ebola response under President Obama, told the paper that proposing rescission of Ebola funding on the day the new DRC outbreak was announced was misguided and that forcing out two officials in charge of epidemic response at the White House is even worse. “Doing it all at the same time shows a reckless disregard for the dangers we face,” he said.See also:May 10 WHO outbreak updateMay 8 CIDRAP News story “DRC confirms 2 Ebola infections, probes suspected cases”May 8 FluTrackers postMay 9 MSF statementMay 9 Stat storyMay 10 Wellcome Trust press releaseMay 10 DFID press releaseMay 10 Huffington Post storylast_img read more

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Tesco slows down plans for large projects in the UK

first_imgIn its full year results today for the year to 28 February it revealed sales had reached £1bn a week with profits for the year at a new record of £3.13bn. But it said it is: ‘reducing UK capital spend on large mixed-use development schemes…allowing UK capital expenditure to revert to the levels of four years ago.’ It said it had also bought fewer stores from competitors to reduce costs. Despite the slow down in expansion in the UK it said it would still add between 6% to 7% to its UK selling space each year.Across the group it plans to open over 8m sq ft of new group space this year – 75% of this outside the UK. It said this growth is 9.2% more than last year, using £1bn lower capital expenditure. It is continuing its plans to sell off freehold property to pay off its large debt. Three years ago it announced plans for a £5bn property sell off programme ‘to release cash from property through a sequence of joint ventures and other sale and leaseback transactions’. It said today: ‘We have managed the pace of this programme in light of the current financial and property market conditions, and as a result we have divested the property at attractive yields.’ The money raised is used to pay down debt, of which it currently has £9.6bn, with plans for this to reduce further. Of the sale and leasebacks completed so far as part of the £5bn programme it said it had ‘delivered aggregate proceeds’ of £2.2bn. In a statement it said: ‘Whilst yields have increased modestly in recent months, we expect to be able to complete further transactions on attractive terms in the months ahead and we are currently in discussion with potential counterparties.’ It has more than £24bn of freehold property on its books which it believes at current market value reaches £30.4bn, representing a 23% premium to book value. In the UK sales increased by 9.5% to £41.5bn, including like-for-like growth of 4.3%. Tesco’s record annual pre-tax profits hit £2.95bn, with underlying annual profit up 10% to £3.13bn. Sales increased by 13.5% to £59.4bn for the year.last_img read more

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Praxair confirms Niagara plant

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Air Liquide and Sarlux sign contract

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Infrastructure funding solutions are out there

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Tuscor Lloyds steels itself with castings shipment

first_imgThe job involved several heavy lifts, abnormal load transport by road, and finally the pieces were stowed on a regular container vessel as out-of-gauge cargo and shipped from the Port of Felixstowe to Vera Cruz in Mexico where oncarriage was handled by Tuscor Lloyds UK De Mexico S.A. and Icave, part of Hutchinson Ports.All of this was achieved during one of the coldest spells of weather on record in the UK with freezing temperatures, snow and ice preventing port operations.As can be seen from one of the pictures below, the yard was under nearly 30 cm of snow and as the vehicles came in it turned into a skating rink.last_img read more

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