Blue Man Group “Speechless” Tour Blue Man Group’s new Speechless tour is in full swing! Performances began on September 24 at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Pantages Theatre, marking the premiere of Blue Man Group in L.A., the first of more than 50 cities around North America that will welcome the tour in its first season. We’ve got an exclusive first look at action-packed video clips from the Speechless tour, in which the world-renowned bald and blue trio embark on a fresh journey of discovery with new and original compositions, invented instruments and unexpected situations. Check out clips from the tour below, and be sure to experience Blue Man Group when they come to a city near you!Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:52Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:52 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedEnglishAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. View Comments
Vermont Business Magazine The GMCB announced their hospital budget decisions today for Vermont’s 14 community hospitals. The FY 2017 budgets are effective October 1. The Hospitals initially requested a 5 percent or roughly $114-million-dollar increase to health care costs within the state. After a thorough review, the Board approved a 3.9 percent Net Patient Revenue increase. The Board made reductions to budgets for volume overages and bad debt and free care estimates, and adjusted for the hospitals’ physician acquisition dollars.“Vermonters struggling to afford insurance or pay expensive co-pays will not be comforted by talk of multi-million dollar reductions,” said Board Chair Al Gobeille, “but we must remember these increases are historical lows. The four-year average hospital net patient growth of 3.3 percent allowed for the hospitals’ low commercial health insurance price increase of 1.75 percent.”This regulatory work, combined with the Board’s commercial insurance rate review, has reduced the premium inflation that Vermonters face when compared to the double-digit growth experienced nationally. For example, MVP’s average annual 3% increase over the past two years in the individual and small group market is a direct reflection on this work. As a result, Vermont’s rate of premium inflation is one of the lowest in the nation. In fact, this year Vermonters will see one of MVP’s silver plans cost less, in real dollar terms than the year before.Volume of services will continue to be a major driver of health care expenditures and the Board and providers will continue to work together to ensure a system that rewards high quality rather than just volume.Source: GMBC 9.22.2016. For more information on the GMCB hospital budget review process, including submissions from each hospital and their responses to GMCB questions on those submissions, see the GMCBwebsite: http://gmcboard.vermont.gov/hospital-budget(link is external).
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September 1, 2008 News & Notes September 1, 2008 News and Notes News and Notes Paul A. Calli and Marissel Descalzo of Carlton Fields recently had the article “Since Enron, Firms Fast to Conduct Their Own Internal Investigations” published in the Daily Business Review’s report on white collar crime. Scott P. Chitoff of Brinkley, Morgan, Solomon, Tatum, Stanley, Lunny & Crosby has been installed as president of the Broward County Bar Young Lawyers Section. Katie L. Dearing, of Liles, Gavin, Costantino & George, has been elected president of the Young Lawyers Section of the Jacksonville Bar. Nicole C. Kibert of Carlton Fields in Tampa spoke at the Tampa Chapter of National Association of Women in Construction’s monthly meeting about “Sustainable Development and Green Building (Abridged)” and outlined the basic principles of sustainable development and how green buildings fit into the mode. Samuel P. King of Dellecker, Wilson, King, McKenna & Ruffier has been elected to the board of directors of the Winter Park YMCA Family Center. Marlene Quintana of GrayRobinson in Miami has been elected to the Miami Bridge Youth and Family Services board. Judge Manuel Menendez, Jr., of Tampa was inducted into Florida Blue Key. Joanne Charles of Broad and Cassel in Ft. Lauderdale has been elected to the board of directors of the T.J. Reddick Bar. Jennifer B. Compton of Abel Band in Sarasota has been elected vice-chair of the board of directors of the Southwest Chapter of the American Red Cross and will chair its 2009 Hurricane Bash fundraiser. Julie Braman Kane of Colson Hicks Eidson in Coral Gables has become president-elect of the Miami-Dade Chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers. Michael S. Pasano of Carlton Fields in Miami has won the ABA Section of Criminal Justice’s Charles R. English Award for his professional ethics. Joseph Englander of Shutts & Bowen hosted the International Trademark Association Roundtable on Electronic Discovery in Orlando. Wendy Morris of Morris Law Offices in Bonita Springs has been certified by the Supreme Court of Florida as a family law mediator. Gianluca Morello, with Fowler White Boggs Banker, has authored a chapter for a recently published book, Antitrust Litigation Best Practices. Howard B. Lenard, city attorney of North Miami Beach, was awarded the Chief of Police’s and Department’s Special Recognition Award. Paul M. Anderson, of Fernandez & Hart in Tallahassee, was recently elected to the Executive Committee of the Florida Justice Association and re-elected to the Board of Directors of the Florida Workers’ Advocates. Justin B. Wineburgh of Cozen O’Connor has been named to the advisory board of Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts. Scott A. Robin and Anthony C. Soroka, of the law firm of Weiss Serota Helfman Pastoriza Cole & Boniske, spoke at the 2008 Florida Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors Conference on June 27 in West Palm Beach. Michael Alex Wasylik of Ricardo & Wasylik in Dade City presented “Foreclosure Defense” to the North Tampa Chapter of the Tampa Bay Real Estate Investors Association. Mark A. Levy of Brinkley, Morgan, Solomon, Tatum, Stanley, Lunny & Crosby has been appointed to the Broward County Chapter of the Federal Bar Association’s Board of Directors. Jordana L. Goldstein of Ferencik, Libanoff, Brandt, Bustamante & Williams in Plantation has been named secretary of the Broward County Bar. John F. Schutz of Schutz & White in West Palm Beach has become a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Steven J. Brodie of Carlton Fields in Miami has been elected to the United Way of Miami-Dade’s Board of Directors.Coral Gables City Attorney Elizabeth M. Hernandez and Miami Assistant City Attorney Rafael E. Suarez-Rivas were speakers at the “What You Need to Know about Public Records and Open Meetings” seminar in Miami. Michael V. Mitrione of Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart in West Palm Beach was appointed secretary of the Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. Larry R. Fleurantin of Larry R. Fleurantin & Associates recently published an article titled “Immigration Law: Nowhere to Turn—Illegal Aliens Cannot Use the Freedom of Information Act as a Discovery Tool to Fight Unfair Removal Hearings,”in the Cardozo Journal of International & Comparative Law . Lisa J. Augspurger of Bush, Augspurger & Lynch in Orlando was recognized by the Victim Services Coalition of Central Florida at its recognition breakfast during National Crime Victims’ Rights Week for her commitment to serve victims of crime. Edward M. Waller of Fowler White Boggs Banker recently lectured on trial lawyers’ ethics, civility, and professionalism at the Litigation Institute for Trial Training, sponsored by the Litigation Section of the ABA in Chicago. George J. Meyer and Scott P. Pence of Carlton Fields in Tampa presented a teleconference on “Understanding Warranties and Guarantees in the Standard AIA Contract,” sponsored by Lorman Seminars. Jane Dunlap Callahan of Dean Mead in Orlando received an award from the Department of the Treasury Internal Revenue Service for outstanding public service to her community through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program. Lemar F. Alejo of Alejo Law, P.A., in Tampa was recently appointed to the Orange County Minority/Women Business Enterprise Advisory Committee. Heather Himes, Tyler Everett, Sarah Borak, and J. R. Steele of Akerman Senterfitt have been named Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Accredited Professionals by the United States Green Building Council. Joseph L. Caruncho of Preferred Care Partners in Miami has been appointed chair of the Florida International University Foundation Board of Directors. Harold E. Kaplan of Coral Springs recently spoke on “Avoiding Physician Practice Merger Failure” at the South Florida Medical Group Management Association/Broward County Medical Association joint meeting. Alan Orantes Forst, chair of the Palm City Unemployment Appeals Commission, made presentations regarding effective use of CLE at both the Bar’s Section Leadership Conference in Tallahassee and the Voluntary Bar Leadership Seminar in Saddlebrook. Jennifer L. Fenn of Carlton Fields in Tampa was elected president of the Hillsborough County Young Democrats. Gregory M. Yaffa of Slawson Cunningham Whalen & Gaspari in Palm Beach Gardens has been re-elected to the Florida Justice Association Young Lawyers Section Board of Directors. Peter Quinter of Becker & Poliakoff in Ft. Lauderdale was appointed as a consultant to The Chinese Association of Science, Economics and Culture of South Florida, the largest Chinese-American organization in South Florida.Chief Judge William L. Roby was honored as the first recipient of the Madison Award at the Annual Banquet of the Martin County Bar Association, recognizing his respect for the U.S. Constitution and appreciation of the rule of law. Richard B. Lord of Upchurch Watson White & Max recently completed and received a certificate from the Advanced Negotiation Program of Instruction for Lawyers at Harvard Law School. Betty L. Dunkum with Trial Practices in West Palm Beach recently spoke to the Orange County Bar Labor and Employment Law Section on working with a trial consultant. Trenton H. Cotney of Glenn Rasmussen Fogarty & Hooker was elected to the Humane Society of Tampa Bay Board of Directors. Steven A. Mason of Hollywood has been elected president of the Association of South Florida Mediators and Arbitrators, Inc. Jerry Roden of St. Lucie County recently participated in a three-day symposium at Harvard Law School sponsored by the National College of DUI Defense. Harvey Sepler of the 11th Circuit Public Defender’s Office recently received the University of Miami School of Law’s First Annual M. Minnette Massey Award in recognition of his work with the school’s Charles C. Papy, Jr., Moot Court Board Joseph Ianno of Carlton Fields in West Palm Beach was appointed by Gov. Charlie Crist to serve on the 15th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission. Thomas Newcomb Hyde of Tampa recently presented a two-day CLE program titled “Negotiations and Mediation” to two groups of Liberty Mutual attorneys and paralegals in Portland, Oregon, and Wausau, Wisconsin. Cristina Alonso of Carlton Fields in Miami recently became president-elect of Florida Legal Services Board of Directors. Mark P. Rankin of Carlton Fields in Tampa was recently selected chair of the Criminal Section of the Hillsborough County Bar Association. Lawrence M. Watson, Jr., Rodney A. Max, and A. Michelle Jernigan of Upchurch Watson White & Max in Daytona Beach spoke at the American College of Civil Trial Mediators’ retreat and conference, “Advanced Mediation Training” about situational mediation techniques in Rockport, Maine. Katherine Ezell of Podhurst Orseck in Miami has been appointed by Gov. Charlie Crist to serve on the Florida Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission. Jeffrey M. Taylor of Blank Rome in Philadelphia has been elected to the Central Atlantic Region of the America-Israel Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and to the advisory committee of the Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals’ Middle Atlantic Chapter.
Toronto-based North American Development Group (NADG) and sales and marketing partners AZarchitecture/Jarson & Jarson Real Estate, together with City of Scottsdale officials, celebrated Wednesday the groundbreaking of Eldorado on 1st, a new mixed-use residential development concept designed by renowned Phoenix architect Will Bruder.Eldorado on 1st is a collection of seven refined city homes located at 6901 E. 1st Street in the heart of Scottsdale’s Urban Arts District. The development combines spacious and functionally poetic living spaces, innovative architecture, artistic design and highest quality materials with a location providing future homeowners with immediate access to the numberless arts, dining, cultural and entertainment amenities in downtown Scottsdale.“With only seven homes available, Eldorado on 1st is a truly exclusive opportunity for a select group of homeowners to experience the finest in urban living in an unparalleled location,” said Chris Chamberlain, a development partner with NADG’s Scottsdale office. “We’re pleased to introduce this singular project to the community.”“In Scottsdale, we have a cherished tradition to protect…to be a community one aspires to live in. You aspire to reach the point that you can move here to be part of this community; to be part of all it has to offer – the arts, culture and cuisine,” said Scottsdale Vice Mayor David N. Smith. “For this project we were challenged to think outside the box and we did that. I was proud to be part of the approval process and proud to see the development here.”Eldorado on 1st offers homes ranging in size from 3,202 to 3,472 square-feet, starting at $1.58 million. The multi-level homes are located above two street front offices at the intersection of 1st Street and El Dorado.Eldorado on 1st is NADG’s first urban residential development in Arizona. The $14 million development is wholly influenced by an art and design sensibility.“The architecture of the homes at Eldorado on 1st is envisioned to set a new standard of sophisticated and distinctive desert design, elegance and comfort,” said Bruder. “In massing and in scale, materiality and form, each home will be a unique invention for urban living animated each day by the ever changing patterns of shadow and light, giving memory to the subtle seasonal nuances of life.”Eldorado on 1st homes are designed with concrete and steel construction throughout, superior sound isolation, secured access drive and entry lobby, and attached oversize garages. Personal elevators serve individual dwelling units, and open-tread stairwells will be naturally illuminated with clerestory windows.From left to right, Vice Mayor David N. Smith; Will Bruder, architect; NADG Development Partner Chris Chamberlain; Ben Irwin, Frontera Building Co.; Scott Jarson, AZarchitecture/Jarson & Jarson Real Estate (Photo by Dave Seibert)Homebuyers will choose from flexible floor plans, all of which feature well-proportioned master suites with generous walk-in closets. Each home will have a private, shaded rooftop patio and valet closets for convenient refuse collection service. A community pool and spa will serve all residents.Exquisite finishes will set Eldorado on 1st apart from other luxury urban living projects and include smooth plastered walls with museum reveal bases, wide plank walnut floors in living areas and bedrooms, Bulthaup kitchens, large format washroom tile floors, custom white oak casework, and customizable Elfa closets.South Korean-born artist Jay Atherton has been commissioned to create an art installation for the community entitled Four Points for Contemplation.The general contractor for Eldorado on 1st is Frontera Building Company, of Phoenix. Scott Jarson and Tracey Zemer with AZarchitecture/Jarson & Jarson Real Estate are handling sales.Construction and pre-sales for Eldorado on 1st are now underway, and construction is expected to be complete by early 2017.The Eldorado on 1st Sales Center is located within the offices of AZarchitecture/Jarson & Jarson Real Estate, at 3707 N. Marshall Way, Unit 5, in Scottsdale, Ariz. The Sales Center is open Monday through Saturday, with presentations by appointment.To make an appointment or for more information, visit www.eldoradoon1st.com or call (480) 254-7510.
The Tourist Board of the City of Dubrovnik continues this year with free winter programs for tourists staying in Dubrovnik during the winter months, with the aim of encouraging tourist visits during the winter.Tako će se i ove zime, svake subote, počevši od 5. studenog 2016. pa sve do ožujka 2017. godine za goste grada organizirati besplatni razgled stare gradske jezgre s vodičem na engleskom jeziku, s početkom u 10 sati ispred TIC-a Pile, Brsalje 5. Za besplatni obilazak potrebno se prijaviti dan ranije (petak) do 18 sati u TIC Pile (tel: +38520312011; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org), and the offer is intended for individual visitors and does not apply to group arrangements. After a tour of the city with an expert guide, at 11.30 am there will be a free performance by FA Linđa in front of the church of St. Blaise, and in case of rain the performance will not take place.This free program will be a great addition to the abundance of various entertainment programs within the Dubrovnik Winter Festival in Dubrovnik, say the Tourist Board of the City of Dubrovnik.
Between 20 and 24 October 2014, the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) has carried out an audit of Det norske oljeselskap ASA (Det norske) and the principal supplier’s project management of the Ivar Aasen development project, in the Norwegian part of the North Sea. The Ivar Asen field is being developed using a subsea template tied back to the Åsgard A production vessel. The field consists of a two-branch oil-producing well, a gas-injection well and a new subsea template with capacity for future wells.The PSA says that the objective of the audit was to verify Det Norske’s and the supplier’s project management in the interests of achieving a robust solution in compliance with regulatory requirements.According to the PSA, no non-conformities were identified during the audit.Improvement points were identified in connection with: Systems and work methodologies; Capacity and competence; Firefighting; Documentation; Noise.[mappress mapid=”1120″]
GML was entrusted with the entire operation, from receiving the propeller and shaft from the suppliers’ doors at their separate points of origin, through to fitting the shaft to the propeller before placing them in long-term storage at its dedicated warehouse in Singapore, helping to ensure that both items are ready for dispatch and immediate use on any of the ABC fleet of vessels.A team of Wartsila technicians was flown in for the fitting. Working closely with them to meet safety and technical requirements, GML made sure everything was in place before they arrived. That included hiring a 150 MT crane to lift the shaft for safe installation, and arranging for a power generator, blocks of teak wood to support the propeller, lifting team for security purposes and cleaning of the items. After fitting, the shaft was removed from the propeller and the items are stored separately at a secure location in GML’s facility in Singapore.
DFID is responsible for almost all humanitarian airlifts on behalf of the UK and for addressing the UK’s global relief efforts.Effective immediately, the contract was won following a six month competitive tendering process.Air Partner says that it is now the sole provider of logistical support to DFID’s global aid assignments. In times of crisis, its responsibilities will include organising emergency flights for any civilian deployments of response teams and the evacuation of British nationals.Commenting, Air Partner CEO, Mark Briffa said, “This is an extremely important contract win for Air Partner – and one we have tendered for in the past and not won – so I am delighted DFID has chosen us to be its provider of air charter services for the next four years. This win is a huge credit to our freight team’s experience and high levels of service.”Graham Davey, Government and Military business manager at Air Partner, said: “The Air Partner freight and commercial aircraft passenger teams have a great deal of experience working on a range of complicated international operations. We have formed a dedicated team of highly qualified staff to directly support DFID’s operations and to ensure success of their global objectives.”
SHARE Published: September 25, 2016 10:21 AM EDT BURLINGTON, Wash. (AP) — The 20-year-old suspect in the deadly Washington state mall shooting said nothing and appeared “zombie-like” when he was arrested by authorities nearly 24 hours into an intense manhunt, authorities said.As the small city absorbed the news, critical questions remained, including the shooter’s motive.Island County Sheriff’s Lt. Mike Hawley said he spotted Arcan Cetin from a patrol car Saturday evening in Oak Harbor, Washington, and immediately recognized him as the suspect who killed five people at the Cascade Mall in nearby Burlington.Hawley said at a news conference they had received information that Cetin, of Oak Harbor, was in the area. Cetin, who immigrated to the U.S. from Turkey, is a legal permanent resident who has been living in Oak Harbor, authorities said. He had been arrested once before in the county for assault, Hawley said. Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know. “I literally hit my brakes, did a quick turn, I jumped out,” Hawley said. “We both jumped out with our guns, and he just froze.”Cetin was unarmed and was carrying a satchel with a computer in it.“He was kind of zombie-like,” Hawley said.The suspect’s arrest capped a frantic search following the slayings of five people the day before.The first 911 call came in just before 7 p.m. on a busy Friday at the Cascade Mall: A man with a rifle was shooting at people in the Macy’s department store.By the time police arrived moments later, the carnage at the Macy’s makeup counter was complete. Four people were dead, and the shooter was gone, last seen walking toward Interstate 5. The fifth victim, a man, died in the early morning hours Saturday as police finished sweeping the 434,000-square-foot building.“There are people waking up this morning, and their world has changed forever. The city of Burlington has probably changed forever, but I don’t think our way of life needs to change,” Burlington Mayor Steve Sexton said Saturday at a news conference.Authorities said it now appears the rifle was brought into the mall from the suspect’s vehicle that was there, Mount Vernon police Lt. Chris Cammock said Saturday night.Cetin has not been charged, Cammock said. He will be booked into the Skagit County Jail and is expected to appear in Skagit County District Court on Monday.The Seattle Times reports (http://bit.ly/2cWhxJY) that Skagit County court records show three domestic-violence assault charges against Cetin. The victim was identified as Cetin’s stepfather.The newspaper reports Cetin also was arrested for drunken driving.Cetin was told by an Island County District Court judge on Dec. 29 that he was not to possess a firearm, the newspaper reported.However, the stepfather urged the judge not to impose a no-contact order, saying his stepson was “going through a hard time.”Initially the suspect in the mall shooting was described as Hispanic, but Hawley said that was based on initial witness statements to the shooting at the mall.Surveillance video captured the suspect entering the mall unarmed and then recorded him about 10 minutes later entering the Macy’s with a “hunting type” rifle in his hand, Cammock said.The identities of the victims — four women who ranged in age from a teenager to a senior citizen — were withheld pending autopsies and notification of family. The identity of the man who was fatally shot was also withheld and may not be released until Monday.Earlier Saturday as police scrambled to find the shooter, the small city about 60 miles (97 kilometers) north of Seattle waited and worried.The community of 8,600 people is too far from Seattle to be a commuter town, but its population swells to 55,000 during the day because of a popular outlet mall and other stores and businesses. Burlington is the only major retail center within 30 miles (48 kilometers) in a region where agriculture is king.“It’s too scary. It’s too close to home,” said Maria Elena Vasquez, who attended a gathering in a city park Saturday with her husband and two young children.Those who survived were still trying to process what happened as their community became the latest entry on a list of places known by the rest of world for mass shootings.Joanne Burkholder, 19, of nearby Mount Vernon, was watching the movie “The Magnificent Seven” in the mall’s theater when security guards came in and told them to evacuate immediately. Dozens of panicked moviegoers gathered in the hallway, and Burkholder heard screaming as the officers escorted them to safety in a parking lot.As she drove home later, she had to pull over because she was shaking so hard, she told The Associated Press.“I’m just very thankful for my life this morning. I’ve never been so terrified in my life,” she said Saturday, trying to hold back tears as she attended the community vigil.People who believed they may have lost loved ones were being sequestered at a church three blocks from the mall, where counselors and a golden retriever therapy dog were present.The Seattle Times reported that one of the victims in the deadly Washington state mall shooting is a 16-year-old girl.Sarai Lara’s mother said she had survived cancer as a young girl and was a happy student.Evangelina Lara told ( http://bit.ly/2cWhxJY ) the newspaper through a translator that she was shopping Friday night at the Cascade Mall in Burlington, Washington, with Sarai and her younger sister, but they split up.Evangelina Lara says it was confirmed at 2 a.m. Saturday that her daughter was among the five people killed.Dozens of people attended a Saturday evening prayer service for the victims. The gathering was held at Central United Methodist Church in nearby Sedro-Woolley, Washington.The Rev. Cody Natland lit five candles on a table in front of the church, one for each victim.___Flaccus reported from Portland, Oregon. Associated Press writers Lisa Baumann in Seattle and Kimberlee Kruesi in Boise, Idaho, contributed to this report. Police: Washington shooting suspect ‘zombie-like’ at arrest