20th Century Fox Teams Up with Tony-Winning Broadway Producer Kevin McCollum and More

first_img “For years we have been eager to expand our entertainment expertise to the world of live stage, but we wanted to do it right and most importantly, with the right people,” said 20th Century Fox chairman and CEO Jim Gianopulos in a statement. “We have been fortunate to have found great partners in Kevin, John and Tom to help to transform great Fox properties into exciting live stage entertainment for audiences everywhere.” “This new joint venture provides a much needed foundation to the creative process for myself, my partners, and the artists who will develop these shows,” added McCollum. “We are eager to get to work mining the stage theatrical possibilities of the Fox film library.” Tony Award-winning Broadway producer Kevin McCollum (Motown the Musical, Avenue Q, Rent) has joined forces with film producer John Davis and media executive Tom McGrath on a development deal with 20th Century Fox to develop live stage productions based on the studio’s titles, according to Deadline. The team is looking to develop stage musicals and shows that could return to the big screen as tuners. View Comments The deal follows a similar agreement set up last year between Sony Pictures and Scott Sanders Theatrical Productions. 20th Century Fox titles that have been adapted into Broadway musicals prior to the deal include All About Eve, Applause, 9 to 5, Young Frankenstein and Big.last_img read more

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Verve RevUp drops the magnets for Infocrank power meter cadence sensing

first_imgThe desire to remove the magnets was two-fold, something we experienced a bit of both. Our first issue was actually installing the Infocrank Classic which used Shimano’s 24mm spindle. Since it kept the Shimano bottom bracket, you couldn’t use the magnets Verve developed to mount on the Praxis BB that they provided with the 110BCD of the power meter. Verve produces an adhesive magnet that works fine for most carbon frames, but our unique titanium test bike didn’t work with them, so we resorted to zip-tied magnets on the chainstays.Our second issue was when we broke one of the rings that held the magnet around the external Praxis BB. Racing cyclocross and riding gravel roads, those magnets were always in a perilous location, and we were frankly surprised that it lasted so long. In the end sticking a very strong magnet to the steel chainstay kept us running up until this firmware update.The Revolution Update (RevUp) means to eliminate these concerns and can work now with 2, 1, or no magnets installed. Now with more refinement of their proprietary Crank Position System (CPS) software, the existing strain gauges in each crank arm can be used together to accurately detect every arm rotation, no matter the pedaling intensity or style of riding. With the new firmware, the cranks CPS will automatically detect whether magnets are in place and if so it will use them, and otherwise will sense cadence based on movement. plus, Verve says that after a lot of time in sorting out the RevUp update power metering data maintains their same level of accuracy.Only two functional changes come with the update. Overall battery life is slightly decreased as each arm is frequently  checking load inputs to detect movement. Verve hasn’t specified precisely how much impact there is on the life of the batteries, but does call it slight. The other change is that the process for waking the power meter is slightly altered after replacing batteries. Now you will need to pass a magnet over the sensor bulge on one arm to wake it after installing a new battery; then you have to wait 5 minutes for the crank to sleep otherwise it will be looking for a cadence magnet to calculate power. Other than that, it seems pretty straightforward.  While most existing users can just continue with exiting magnets, those with frame who had mounting issues before should be happy.Verve Cycling’s new CPS technology (Crank Position System) is now available to all existing InfoCrank users via a free RevUp firmware download. Users just need to download the new software and update it through the cranks’ ANT+ dongle interface.More info and Windows/Mac/Linux install instructions at vervecycling.com/firmware-updates. We’ve been testing Verve’s Infocranks  in the harshest conditions you could drum up for a power meter, from rough gravel roads to the mud and pressure washers of cyclocross. But the only real issue after several seasons of testing had been with the magnets needed to ensure accurate cadence reporting. Now up-to-date and accurate cadence measurement is a huge deal in power meters. Since the Infocrank actually measure stress in the cranks and equates torque out of that, it needs cadence (or its analogue of angular velocity) to calculate power. Now Verve after working on the issue for a couple of years, both in the lab and with their pro-team testers, have managed to get accurate cadence data with the existing sensors in the crank and without the use of magnets. Check out the details below and how to get this over the air update now… We had talked with Verve about how they could eliminate the crank sensor magnets in the past, but the issue was complicated by all of the other vibration and noise picked up by the power meter’s sensitive on-board position sensors.last_img read more

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Comfort Food Myth: Ice Cream May Not Boost Your Mood

first_imgLiveScience:The idea that eating certain foods make us feel better when we’re down may be a myth, psychologists say.In fact, we may simply feel better after some time has passed, regardless of what food we eat, a new study says.In the study, people were asked to pick foods that they thought would make them feel better if they were in a bad mood, such as chocolate, cookies or ice cream. They were also asked to pick foods that they liked, but that they didn’t think would boost their mood.Read the whole story: LiveScience More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

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Art for the Knowing Nose

first_imgThe New York Times:Peter De Cupere’s “Tree Virus” sculpture wasn’t much to look at: a dead, black tree rooted in a craggy white ball suspended over a dirt pit, all of it covered by a plastic igloo. Built on a college campus in the Netherlands in 2008, the whole thing might have been leftover scenery from a Tim Burton film if it weren’t for the outrageous smell.Inside the igloo, a heady mix of peppermint and black pepper saturated the air. It flooded the nose and stung the eyes. Most visitors cried; many ran away. Others seemed to enjoy it, laughing through the tears.…Smell has an unfair advantage over the other senses when it comes to eliciting a response, researchers say. “There is a unique and directly intimate connection between where smell is processed in the brain and where memory is stored,” said Rachel Herz, a psychologist at Brown University and the author of “The Scent of Desire: Discovering Our Enigmatic Sense of Smell.” The olfactory bulb — the bundle of neurons that transmits information from the nose to the brain — is part of the limbic system, which supports emotion, long-term memory and adrenaline flow. “This is where that special characteristic that really distinguishes olfaction comes from.”Read the whole story: The New York Times More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

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South Korea MERS totals grow by 1 infection, 1 death

first_imgIn a further sign of slowing in South Korea’s MERS-CoV outbreak, the country reported just one new case and one additional death over the past few days, edging the total to 182 infections, 32 of them fatal.The World Health Organization has said that the recent drop in infections linked to a single healthcare-related transmission chain signals that South Korea’s control measures are having an impact. But it warned that more cases were likely to be detected, perhaps even some in the community, given the large number of contacts still under monitoring.Another ill health workerSouth Korea has gone 2 days without reporting a newly confirmed MERS-CoV (Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus) case. The health ministry said the most recent case, announced on Jun 27, was in a nurse who was exposed to the virus while treating a patient, according the Korea Times.According to a health ministry update today, 36 healthcare workers have been sickened in the outbreak.Yesterday health officials reported that a 55-year-old man who contracted the virus at Samsung Medical Center in Seoul died from his infection, Agence France-Presse (AFP) reported today. His illness was confirmed on Jun 9.Samsung was the second hospital to be hit by the virus, which spread in the facility quickly when a man who was unknowingly infected at the first hospital spent nearly 3 days in the emergency department, where he exposed other patients, visitors, and staff.Currently, 2,682 possible contacts are in home or hospital monitoring, 120 more than the day before, the health ministry said.Index patient recoversIn a related development, the index patient—a 68-year-old man who got sick after traveling to four Middle Eastern countries—has recovered from MERS-CoV and was discharged from National Medical Center, the Korea Times reported today.He still has pneumonia but has cleared the virus, based on several rounds of testing, the story said. He is now being treated at a general hospital.The man had visited a handful of clinics and hospitals before his MERS-CoV infection was confirmed on May 20, which triggered a large nosocomial outbreak—the largest outside of the Middle East—that affected several hospitals.Policy changesIn other outbreak developments, government officials announced some new policy changes to help stem future disease outbreaks.Kwon Deok-cheol, a senior health ministry official, said the government will expand national health insurance coverage for people who have infectious diseases, along with those who need to be isolated in negative-pressure rooms in hospitals, the Korea Herald reported today.He said national health insurance would also cover the installation of more negative-pressure rooms and maintain the ones that are already in operation. He added that the MERS outbreak showed that South Korea has a severe shortage of negative-pressure rooms and that some of the existing ones haven’t been properly maintained.As another measure, hospitals will be required to separate their emergency departments and areas for patients who need to be isolated from other hospital wards, according to Kwon. The health ministry will also roll out regular incentive-based infection control evaluations for hospitals.He said the new measures will be finalized and confirmed in July, according to the report.Thai patient declared virus-freeAn Omani man who was hospitalized with a MERS-CoV infection in Thailand, becoming its first imported case, has been declared free of the virus but will remain in quarantine for the time being, Reuters reported today, citing the country’s health ministry.The 75-year-old man had symptoms before he departed Oman, accompanied by three family members, but his infection wasn’t detected until he arrived in Thailand for treatment of a cardiac condition.Surachet Satitramai, acting secretary of the health ministry, said the man’s latest test results were negative for MERS-CoV, but he will remain hospitalized to assess if his other health conditions will have any effect on his recovery.The man’s relatives remain free of the virus, and the health ministry is still monitoring 36 people who may have had contact with the Omani man, according to the Reuters report.See also:Jun 27 Korea Times storyJun 29 AFP storyJun 29 South Korean health ministry statisticsJun 29 Korea Herald storyJun 29 Reuters storylast_img read more

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PPG Appoints Gary Danowski Vice President, Performance Glazings

first_imgPITTSBURGH — PPG Industries has announced that Gary Danowski, director, global operations, aerospace, will become vice president, performance glazings, effective in mid-January. He will report to Senior Vice President Victoria Holt and be based at the Harmar, Pa., glass business and discovery center. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Danowski joined PPG in 1982 as a production engineer at the former Crestline, Ohio, automotive glass fabrication plant, which is now part of Pittsburgh Glass Works LLC (PGW). He moved to Detroit in 1988 as an automotive glass sales engineer and to Evansville, Ind., in 1991 as superintendent of engineering at PPG’s former automotive glass plant there. In 1994, Danowski moved to Paris as director, market development, for PPG’s European glass business, returning to the United States in 1997 as plant manager of PPG’s former Meadville, Pa., glass manufacturing facility, now part of PGW. He was appointed director, new products and services, flat glass (now the performance glazings business), in 2001; director, production, automotive OEM glass (now part of PGW), in 2003; and director, global operations, aerospace, in 2007. Danowski earned a mechanical engineering degree from Gannon University and a master of business administration degree from Ashland 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 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.  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.” Advertisement With 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 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.last_img read more

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NDINM Announces New Dance Barns Artistic Director

first_imgRodney Rivera, a renowned choreographer, educator and performer from Puerto Rico, will be joining the NDI New Mexico team as the Dance Barns Artistic Director in Santa Fe. NDINM News: New Dance Barns Artistic Director Rodney Rivera “When I first saw Rodney teach, I was totally inspired and knew that he was an artist and educator completely in alignment with our mission and philosophy,” said Liz Salganek, artistic director for NDI New Mexico. “As a teacher and choreographer, he brings passion, intelligence, and humor, and he balances high standards and expectations with a joyful and caring approach. He has a depth of experience as both a school and company director, master teacher, choreographer, and before that had many years of experience as a performer. His expertise blends with his down-to-earth nature. He is driven by the power that the arts have to connect communities and to connect young people to their potential. I am so excited for our students and families to get to work with him!” Rivera’s first class at the Dance Barns will be “Boys Ballet Boot Camp,” designed to get boys excited about the athleticism of and power of dance. He also is creating a piece on the most advanced dancers inspired by the passion of the great Argentinian composer, Astor Piazzolla. ALBUQUERQUE ― NDI New Mexico has added a new team member to enhance the educational experience for New Mexico students. “I am totally moved by this organization,” Rivera said. “Words are not enough to describe the quality and the social and artistic commitment of this incomparable institution. NDI New Mexico has achieved its mission and positively impacts the lives of thousands of young dancers. I congratulate all its founders and staff and am so excited to join this team, who have managed to create a diamond here in New Mexico.”last_img read more

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Aviva to focus on building global platform

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Paddle For Pink

first_img Laura Madeline Kelly, Julia Kelly, Julia Bruno, Jennifer Bruno photo by Rob Rich/SocietyAllure.com ©2018 robrich101@gmail.com 516-676-3939 Karen Goerl, Ruth Toporoff, Lisabeth Liebhaber photo by Rob Rich/SocietyAllure.com ©2018 robrich101@gmail.com 516-676-3939 Hamptons Paddle & Party For Pink to benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation was held on Saturday, August 4 on Havens Beach in Sag Harbor. Event co-chairs were Maria and Larry Baum, Lisa Pevaroff-Cohn and Gary Cohn, and Jackie and Bippy Siegal. Lily Pulitzer team photo by Rob Rich/SocietyAllure.com ©2018 robrich101@gmail.com 516-676-3939 photo by Rob Rich/SocietyAllure.com ©2018 robrich101@gmail.com 516-676-3939 photo by Rob Rich/SocietyAllure.com ©2018 robrich101@gmail.com 516-676-3939 Gitte Pedersen, Kim Griffiths, France Tostrel photo by Rob Rich/SocietyAllure.com ©2018 robrich101@gmail.com 516-676-3939 Team SOS photo by Rob Rich/SocietyAllure.com ©2018 robrich101@gmail.com 516-676-3939 Jennifer Ford, Gina Bradley photo by Rob Rich/SocietyAllure.com ©2018 robrich101@gmail.com 516-676-3939 members of ALCHEMY photo by Rob Rich/SocietyAllure.com ©2018 robrich101@gmail.com 516-676-3939 Hammy, Max Goralski photo by Rob Rich/SocietyAllure.com ©2018 robrich101@gmail.com 516-676-3939 Gina Bradley photo by Rob Rich/SocietyAllure.com ©2018 robrich101@gmail.com 516-676-3939 Laycee Schmidtke photo by Rob Rich/SocietyAllure.com ©2018 robrich101@gmail.com 516-676-3939 Stephanie Kauffman, guest, Myra Biblowit, Moreau photo by Rob Rich/SocietyAllure.com ©2018 robrich101@gmail.com 516-676-3939 photo by Rob Rich/SocietyAllure.com ©2018 robrich101@gmail.com 516-676-3939 Jill Martin, Stella Brooks, Erik Brooks photo by Rob Rich/SocietyAllure.com ©2018 robrich101@gmail.com 516-676-3939 Jill Martin photo by Rob Rich/SocietyAllure.com ©2018 robrich101@gmail.com 516-676-3939 Kendra Scott Team photo by Rob Rich/SocietyAllure.com ©2018 robrich101@gmail.com 516-676-3939 photo by Rob Rich/SocietyAllure.com ©2018 robrich101@gmail.com 516-676-3939 photo by Rob Rich/SocietyAllure.com ©2018 robrich101@gmail.com 516-676-3939 photo by Rob Rich/SocietyAllure.com ©2018 robrich101@gmail.com 516-676-3939 photo by Rob Rich/SocietyAllure.com ©2018 robrich101@gmail.com 516-676-3939 members of ALCHEMY photo by Rob Rich/SocietyAllure.com ©2018 robrich101@gmail.com 516-676-3939 photo by Rob Rich/SocietyAllure.com ©2018 robrich101@gmail.com 516-676-3939 photo by Rob Rich/SocietyAllure.com ©2018 robrich101@gmail.com 516-676-3939 photo by Rob Rich/SocietyAllure.com ©2018 robrich101@gmail.com 516-676-3939 Dr. Bob Bonderheide, Dr. Susan Domcheck, Myra Biblowit photo by Rob Rich/SocietyAllure.com ©2018 robrich101@gmail.com 516-676-3939 Shelly Brown with models photo by Rob Rich/SocietyAllure.com ©2018 robrich101@gmail.com 516-676-3939 Jill Martin, Maria Baum photo by Rob Rich/SocietyAllure.com ©2018 robrich101@gmail.com 516-676-3939 Jessica eif, Melissa R Steve Erlich photo by Rob Rich/SocietyAllure.com ©2018 robrich101@gmail.com 516-676-3939 Austin Ekstra,Will Martin, Joseph Busiello, Gregory Baum photo by Rob Rich/SocietyAllure.com ©2018 robrich101@gmail.com 516-676-3939 members of ALCHEMY photo by Rob Rich/SocietyAllure.com ©2018 robrich101@gmail.com 516-676-3939 Bippy Siegel, Maria Baum, Larry Baum photo by Rob Rich/SocietyAllure.com ©2018 robrich101@gmail.com 516-676-3939 Jill Martin photo by Rob Rich/SocietyAllure.com ©2018 robrich101@gmail.com 516-676-3939 Jill Martin, Maria Baum, Larry Baum photo by Rob Rich/SocietyAllure.com ©2018 robrich101@gmail.com 516-676-3939 photo by Rob Rich/SocietyAllure.com ©2018 robrich101@gmail.com 516-676-3939 models photo by Rob Rich/SocietyAllure.com ©2018 robrich101@gmail.com 516-676-3939 photo by Rob Rich/SocietyAllure.com ©2018 robrich101@gmail.com 516-676-3939 Lily Pulitzer group photo by Rob Rich/SocietyAllure.com ©2018 robrich101@gmail.com 516-676-3939 Maria Baum photo by Rob Rich/SocietyAllure.com ©2018 robrich101@gmail.com 516-676-3939 Dr. Bob Bonderheide, Dr. Susan Domcheck, Myra Biblowit photo by Rob Rich/SocietyAllure.com ©2018 robrich101@gmail.com 516-676-3939 Larry Baum photo by Rob Rich/SocietyAllure.com ©2018 robrich101@gmail.com 516-676-3939 photo by Rob Rich/SocietyAllure.com ©2018 robrich101@gmail.com 516-676-3939 members of ALCHEMY photo by Rob Rich/SocietyAllure.com ©2018 robrich101@gmail.com 516-676-3939 photo by Rob Rich/SocietyAllure.com ©2018 robrich101@gmail.com 516-676-3939 members of ALCHEMY photo by Rob Rich/SocietyAllure.com ©2018 robrich101@gmail.com 516-676-3939 Colin Cowie, Bippy Siegal photo by Rob Rich/SocietyAllure.com ©2018 robrich101@gmail.com 516-676-3939 Share Missy Hargraves photo by Rob Rich/SocietyAllure.com ©2018 robrich101@gmail.com 516-676-3939last_img read more

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