2013 Genesis Bikes Add Ti, Alloy Road Racers, Full Suspension MTB & More!

first_imgGenesis has had their Croix de Fer and Day One steel disc cyclocross bikes for a couple years now, but the new Vapor becomes their race-level ‘cross bike. It shares a similar alloy frame as the Volant but with some off road tweaks like proper cyclocross geometry and a large gusset at the downtube/headtube junction. It also gets disc brakes and maintains the rack and fender mounts of its siblings to extend use beyond race season. The Volant looks more like the type of alloy race bikes we see at NAHBS, which is a good thing. Oversized alloy tubes, slightly shaped stays and a 44mm headtube add up to a good looking rig that should make crit racers quite happy. Genesis Bikes’ lineup has expanded with new materials and models for road, mountain and cyclocross.Above, the Equilibrium is a seamless double butted titanium road bike with shaped, oversized tubes and 44mm headtube. It comes built with mostly Shimano 105, including hubs, and tapered fork with alloy steerer and carbon legs. The frame and fork get fender mounts, making it a good year round bike for training, racing and just getting to and fro.It joins a couple of high end alloy racing bikes for road and cyclocross, their first full suspension mountain bike and some hardtail 29ers…center_img The High Latitude is a new steel 29er hardtail mountain bike. It’ll set up as singlespeed or geared, and at the moment is still officially in the prototype stage as it’s not quite shown on their website.A nice machined section of the chainstay provides ample clearance for a double or triple crankset.Tubing is Reynolds 520 steel and geometry is built around a 100mm suspension fork. If you want to run rigid, they offer the Fortitude 29er that’s designed for use without a suspension fork.The 26″ Grapil is also still officially in prototype stage. It’s a 120mm travel frame designed around a 140mm fork for trail/all-mountain use.last_img read more

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Garen Scribner & More to Join Rob McClure in Jerome Robbins’ Broadway at the Muny

first_img View Comments Garen Scribner(Photo: Caitlin McNaney) St. Louis’ beloved outdoor theater The Muny has announced the full 50-member cast set to appear in the company’s centennial-season mounting of Tony-winning musical revue Jerome Robbins’ Broadway. Directed by Cynthia Onrubia with music direction by Michael Horsley, Jerome Robbins’ Broadway will begin performances at the outdoor theater on June 11 for a run through June 17.New to the principal company in a variety of roles are Garen Scribner (An American in Paris), Sarah Bowden (A Chorus Line), Peter Chursin (On the Town), Gabriel Cytron (Newsies), Alexa De Barr (Trip of Love), Jess Fry (M. Butterfly), Leeds Hill (Cabaret), Sarah Marie Jenkins (Cats), Cole Joyce (Newsies), Maggie Lakis (Avenue Q), Jenny Powers (Little Women), Drew Redington (Holiday Inn), Sean Rozanski (The Bodyguard), Elizabeth Teeter (The Crucible), Tanairi Vazquez (Hamilton), Erica Wong (M. Butterfly) and newcomer Davis Wayne. They join the previously announced Tony nominee Rob McClure (Something Rotten!) as The Setter.Jerome Robbins’ Broadway comprises musical numbers from productions that were either choreographed or directed by the late five-time Tony winner Jerome Robbins. Shows featured in the revue include The King and I, On the Town, Fiddler on the Roof and West Side Story.The musical’s ensemble will include Lindsay Bell, Jessica Bishop, Kyle Coffman, Whitney Cooper, Darien Crago, Lauren Csete, Nicolas De La Vega, Sean Ewing, Patrick Garr, Peter Garza, Berklea Going, Sean Harrison Jones, Evan Kinnane, Marina Lazzaretto, Chris Lingner, Robin Masella, Melissa Hunter McCann, Mitchell McCroskey, Connor McRory, Courtney Ortiz, Hillary Porter, Waldemar Quinones-Villanueva, Emilio Ramos, Mariah Reshea Reives, Kyle Samuel, Brian Shimasaki Liebson, Gabi Stapula, Bethany Ann Tesarck, Brandon L. Whitmore, Andrew Wilson and Victor Wisehart.Jerome Robbins’ Broadway will feature scenic design by Paige Hathaway, costume design by Robin L. McGee, lighting design by John Lasiter, video design by Nathan W. Scheuer and sound design by John Shivers and David Patridge.last_img read more

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Broadway Producers Offer $1 Million Challenge Match for BC/EFA’s COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund

first_img Star Files Lin-Manuel Miranda View Commentscenter_img More than 20 Broadway producers are offering a $1 million challenge match to double the impact of donations to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS’ COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund.The producers coming together to offer the $1 million challenge are Spencer Ross, Rebecca Gold Milikowsky, Elizabeth Armstrong, Bill Damaschke, Diana DiMenna, Jeanne Donovan Fisher, S. Asher Gelman, John Gore & Lauren Reid/The John Gore Organization, Louise Gund, Judi Krupp, Larry & Beth Lenke, Carmen Pavlovic & Gerry Ryan, Marc Platt, Daryl Roth, Jordan Roth, Scott Rudin, Jeffrey Seller, Jana Shea, Iris Smith, David Stone and Barbara Whitman. Lauren Reid, Jordan Roth and David Stone also serve on the Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Board of Trustees.The Broadway producers’ challenge was initiated by Ross who pledged $50,000 and began recruiting other producers to join him in each pledging $50,000 for the match. Milikowsky quickly followed suit and joined Ross to co-lead the recruitment effort. Armstrong was the first to sign on. In just a few days, they had 20 producers onboard collectively offering the $1 million pledge.The Emergency Assistance Fund, administered by The Actors Fund, is helping those onstage, backstage and behind the scenes impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and work shutdown. Each day that theaters remain dark, entertainment professionals face unprecedented health and financial challenges requiring immediate attention and resources.With the producers’ challenge, every new donation made to the emergency fund will be matched dollar for dollar, up to $1 million. You can make your tax-deductible donation here.Broadway Cares launched the emergency fund on March 17 with an initial $250,000. So far, $580,000 has been raised, including $52,000 generated by Lin-Manuel Miranda during a special segment of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: At Home Edition.Thanks to the producers’ challenge match, the goal for Broadway Cares’ COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund has been increased to $2 million by April 12.The COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund is helping entertainment professionals meet coronavirus-related expenses. It provides urgent additional resources for the vital social service programs of The Actors Fund, including emergency financial assistance, health insurance, counseling and the operation of The Actors Fund’s Friedman Health Center for the Performing Arts.The Actors Fund is actively processing applications for help from 5,000 people who have been submitted in the last 10 days, and expects the need to increase. Hundreds already have been provided with help.last_img read more

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Jenn Colella & More Join The Great American Songbook Concert Series

first_img Jenn Colella Luba Mason Beth Malone Emily Skinner Jenn Colella(Photo: Emilio Madrid for Broadway.com) Elizabeth Stanley Kerry Butler Star Files A slew of stars are set for The Great American Songbook Concert Series! In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, producer Scott Siegel brings this virtual series, a celebration of American songwriters from Irving Berlin to Stephen Sondheim, into the homes of audiences via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. The concerts premiere bi-weekly on Thursdays at 7:00PM ET and are free to watch. The latest edition of series will premiere on August 13 with Tony nominee Jenn Colella.Siegel created a GoFundMe campaign dedicated to producing these concerts and paying the artists that perform. So far, over 175 audience members, each credited with the title of producer, have generously donated to series, raising over $20,000. Additionally, Siegel has received a matching grant of $25,000 and hopes to have that grant matched with an additional GoFundMe campaign.The many stars who have either performed or will appear in upcoming concerts include Christina Bianco, Kerry Butler, Robert Cuccioli, Quentin Earl Darrington, Tony DeSare, Debbie Gravitte, Aaron Lazar, Beth Malone, Karen Mason, Luba Mason, Kenita R. Miller, Christiane Noll, Kerry O’Malley, Patrick Page, Emily Skinner, Jarrod Spector, Elizabeth Stanley, Tom Wopat and Karen Ziemba.“I conceived this series to be a ‘win’ for everyone. The audience wins because we give them free concerts available on all social media platforms. The performers win because they get paid to perform when there are virtually no other paying jobs out there right now (and they get to be seen by thousands of people). And, finally, the donors win because they are acknowledged as the shows producers,” Siegel said. “I believe that this is a feel good story in a feel bad world.” Quentin Earl Darrington Kenita R. Miller View Comments Jarrod Spector Patrick Page View All (10)last_img read more

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Vermont Gas becomes charter member of EPA methane challenge program

first_imgVermont Gas Systems Inc,Vermont Business Magazine Vermont Gas announced Wednesday that it is a charter member of the US Environmental Protection Agency National Gas STAR Methane Challenge Program. The voluntary program provides a new mechanism through which companies like Vermont Gas can make and track ambitious commitments to reduce methane emissions.“We are committed to a clean energy future and that means reducing emissions any way we can,” said Vermont Gas President and CEO Don Rendall.  “We are proud to be a part of this EPA program. Vermont Gas has a strong record of work that eliminates and avoids methane emissions. We support both voluntary and regulatory efforts to prevent methane emissions through efficiency programs, local distribution and more.”Participating in this Challenge is part of the company’s overall commitment to a clean energy future. In December 2015, Rendall supported national methane management rules under consideration by the EPA to sharply reduce emissions in oil and gas production, processing, and transportation.In 2014, a Google car equipped with the latest technology to detect even very small methane emissions in Vermont Gas’ Burlington distribution system determined that the Vermont Gas system has one of the lowest levels of methane emissions in the country. In recent decades, Vermont Gas has replaced older pipe and maintained an aggressive emissions survey program of its own.Vermont Gas Vice President Ned Farquhar attended the STAR Methane Challenge Program launch this morning in Washington, DC. “Energy efficiency, renewables, new technologies, responsible development and use of natural gas is crucial to the world’s clean energy future,” said Farquhar. “Vermont plays a leadership role in many different ways.”For more information about the Natural Gas STAR Methane Challenge Program, visit: https://www3.epa.gov/gasstar/methanechallenge/index.html(link is external)last_img read more

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Assisting with the new car call

first_imgUse these 5 questions to help your members decide if they should keep their current vehicles.by. Tom KazarThis week a friend of mine took his car into the shop and was told that his auto repair bill would be almost $2,000. He came to me and asked, “I love my car, but repairs are getting expensive. Should I keep repairing or cut my losses and purchase a new car?”So we began spreadsheeting and working the math to see what made more “cents.” Your members’ best interest is important, so here are some questions to ask your members to help them reveal the financial pluses and minuses before they give up on their current car and purchase something new (or new to them):Do you currently have liability or full coverage auto insurance? If the car is older, insurance premiums may be lower because the cost of replacing the car is less. If your member will be financing his next vehicle, he will need full coverage and may be paying more. Have him get a quote from his insurance company so he can gauge the price difference.How will gas consumption change? With gas prices as high as they are, a few miles per gallon difference can have a strong impact on a weekly budget. Have your member calculate her current mileage and research the mileage of vehicles being considered. A weekly surplus or deficit can save or cost a lot over the vehicle’s lifetime. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Reduce Dumb Decisions by Thinking in a Foreign Language

first_imgABC News:Forget about dropping that Korean or Spanish or Japanese lesson, and not just because sticking with it might make it easier to navigate a polyglot world.It can pay off in other ways too. People who think problems through in a foreign language – and it doesn’t matter which one – make more rational decisions and are more apt to take smart risks, especially in the financial realm, according to a recent study in the journal Psychological Science.Left to follow their gut instincts, people are naturally loss-averse, sometimes myopically so, and often pass up favorable opportunities as a result, says Boaz Keysar, a psychologist at the University of Chicago and lead author of the study.“Imagine I offer you $100, or we flip a coin and if it’s heads, you get $200, and if it’s tails, you get nothing,” Keysar says. “Most people would say, ‘I’ll take the $100′ and not risk getting nothing. Ninety-nine percent of people would do that, even if I offer $2,200 or nothing. We have an emotional reaction to a definite, immediate gain.”Read the whole story: ABC News More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

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Local psychiatrist, YSU psychology chair collaborate

first_imgThe Jambar:Local psychiatrist Robert Roerich of Southwoods Counseling in Boardman presented a psychoanalytical diagnostic technique on Saturday at the Association for Psychological Science convention in Chicago.The poster session featured a study conducted by Karen Giorgetti, chairwoman of the psychology department at Youngstown State University. Working alongside Roerich for the past year, she gathered and presented empirical statistical data for Roerich’s clinical work.Roerich has been working on the technique, named the Road Interview, since he was a 16-year-old college freshman. It’s based on the work of Sigmund Freud, who pioneered psychoanalysis around the turn of the 20th century.“Imagine yourself on a journey,” said Giorgetti, describing how Roerich implements his technique. “You’re walking down a road. Tell me what you see.”In a structured therapy session, Roerich asks his patients to visualize an imagined journey, in which the patient is both protagonist and narrator. He asks a series of open-ended questions that prompt the patient to describe his or her surroundings and other observations, such as the height of the grass in a field, ways around a series of obstacles and the amount of coffee in a cup.Read the whole story: The Jambar More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

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Empiric commits to first venture in York

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Nitrogen leak kills two, injures more

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