Natyana Lubov & More Set for Cinderella Tour

first_img View Comments Tatyana Lubov(Nadia Quinn) It’s possible! Tatyana Lubov will step into Cinderella’s glass slippers in the national tour of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella, which is scheduled to launch in September. She will star opposite Hayden Stanes in the production, who is set to take on the the role of Prince Topher.The touring cast will also feature Leslie Jackson as Marie, The Fairy Godmother, Sarah Primmer as Madame, Ella’s wicked stepmother, Vincent Davis as Lord Pinkleton, Joanna Johnson as Charlotte, Ryan M. Hunt as Sebastian, Mimi Robinson as Gabrielle and Chris Woods as Jean-Michele.Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella features music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, a new book by Douglas Carter Beane and original book by Oscar Hammerstein II. Originally directed by Mark Brokaw and choreographed by Josh Rhodes, the tour is directed by Gina Rattan and choreographed by Lee Wilkins.With its fresh new take on the beloved tale of a young woman who is transformed from a chambermaid into a princess, Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella combines the story’s classic elements—glass slippers, pumpkin, and a beautiful ball along with some surprising twists. More than just a pretty face with the right shoe size, this Cinderella is a contemporary figure living in a fairytale setting. She is a spirited young woman with savvy and soul who doesn’t let her rags or her gowns trip her up in her quest for kindness, compassion and forgiveness. She longs to escape the drudgery of her work at home and instead work to make the world a better place. She not only fights for her own dreams, but forces the prince to open his eyes to the world around him and realize his dreams too.Rounding out the ensemble will be Kelly Barberito, Delphi Borich, Rhaamell Burke-Missouri, Taylor Daniels, Giovanni DiGabriele, Chloe Fox, AJ Hughes, Lilli Jacobs, Johnny Link, Brian Liebson, Ilda Mason, Lauren Monteleone, Nick Pelaccio, Emilie Renier, Arnie Rodriguez, Caity Skalski and Tiffany Toh.last_img read more

Mentoring Conference Celebrates Tomorrow’s Workforce

first_imgThe Vermont Chamber of Commerce Business Education Partnership and the Vermont Mentoring Partnership are joining efforts on Monday, November 15, 2004, to present the Seventh Annual Mentors Make a Difference Conference at the Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center in Burlington (8:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.). The Conference is open to adults and youth 13 years of age or older.The Conference attracts hundreds of youth and adult participants, offering 20 workshops serving Vermont youth and service providers from the mentoring community. Through a dynamic program designed for youth and adults alike, Vermonts mentoring community will attend workshops to share ideas and strategies, improve and promote mentor programs, and strengthen team-building skills while exploring life principles. The conference is a rare opportunity for youth and adults to work together in an unconventional setting at a time when adult guidance, in a variety of forums, has been shown to improve student grades, school attendance, career options, and family relationships. Mentoring has also proven to prevent drug and alcohol initiation.Dr. Susan Weinberger, an international consultant on mentoring and the founder and president of the Mentor Consulting Group in Norwalk, Connecticut, is the keynote speaker. Dr. Weinberger has been recognized for her expertise in establishing, maintaining and evaluating mentoring programs and school-to-work initiatives. Her work has been published widely and the program she designed has been replicated in more than 45 of the United States, Bermuda and Canada.Workshops are designed to help start, maintain, or enhance a mentor program, and cover concepts such as leadership styles, mentor-mentee matches, e-mentoring, background checks, marketing, and communication. Workshop presenters include Secretary of State Deborah Markowitz, Margo Pedroso from the National Mentoring Partnership, Lesley Becker of Media Insight Service, and many, many more.The Vermont Mentoring Partnership is a clearinghouse for training, referrals, certification, workshops, conferences, and technical assistance to the Vermont mentoring community. A downloadable brochure and secure online registration are available at www.vtmentoring.org(link is external). For more information call or email the Vermont Chamber of Commerce Business Education Partnership at 802-223-0603 or info@vtmentoring.org(link sends e-mail).last_img read more

Introducing MySpaShop.com

first_imgAt the end of the first decade of the 21st century, life’s curves seem more stressful and beyond individual control. While we can’t do much about macro-economic forces, we can control self-care and rejuvenation and finding physical and emotional balance essential to coping with stress and improving health. No wonder, then, that more and more people are turning to the wellness movement and the spa industry is booming.According to a survey released in 2007 by the International Spa Association (ISPA) and Price Waterhouse Cooper, the spa industry is growing at 16% a year, with approximately 14,600 spas in the United States serving more than 111 million people. While many people don’t have time or the money to seek out day spas in their area or travel to a distant destination spa, they will now have the next best thing: a virtual spa experience on the worldwide web.MySpaShop.com is the Web’s first virtual spa with everything you need to lead the spa lifestyle — accessible to anyone, anytime, anywhere. MySpaShop.com brings together experts, spa treatments, and shopping for the newest spa products, and lets the spa community share personal stories. Also featured are collections from regional artisans.Top spa lifestyle advisors and beauty professionals educate site visitors in healing rituals, massages and facials, fitness and exercise, turning the bathroom into a spa, bathing as therapy, cleansing meditation, healthy living and beauty therapies. Users will find nutritional and weight loss advice and more than 2,000 of the newest spa products and skin care lines, including many now only available at destination spas. Visitors will also find a community of like-minded people where they can share their stories and get peer support. In addition, the site offers members m$$ Rewards for loyalty through purchases and referrals of friends. Site registration is free.MySpaShop.com is the creation of Kimberly Matheson-Shedrick, CEO of Natural Resources Spa Consulting, Inc., a leading spa consultant whose high-end clients include the CuisinArt Resort and Spa in Anguilla, the Fontainebleau Resorts in Miami Beach and Las Vegas, and the Four Seasons Hotels in Moscow, New York City and Vail. Partnering with husband Rick Shedrick, a principal at Hewlett-Packard, she has combined his business and eCommerce acumen with her spa passion to create this exciting new venture.###last_img read more

Three Million People Have Fled Venezuela since 2015: UN

first_imgBy Agence France-Presse June 13, 2019 An estimated 3 million people have fled the crisis in Venezuela since 2015, most of whom should be considered refugees, the United Nations (UN) said on May 21. “We see an average of 3,000 to 5,000 people that are escaping Venezuela, each day,” Liz Throssel, spokesperson for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), told the press in Geneva. “We’re looking at about 3 million people who have left Venezuela since 2015,” she added. UNHCR said 3.7 million Venezuelans have been counted abroad; 700,000 of them emigrated before 2015. At the end of 2018, about 460,000 Venezuelans had made formal asylum requests, mostly in neighboring Latin American countries, according to UN statistics. However, 1.4 million people received residence permits, humanitarian or working visas to stay legally in these Latin American countries. “Given the worsening political, economic, human rights, and humanitarian situation in Venezuela […] UNHCR now considers that the majority of those fleeing the country are in need of international refugee protection,” Throssel said. “This is because of the threats to their lives, security or freedom resulting from circumstances that are seriously disturbing public order in Venezuela,” she added. UNHCR also submitted a document to help administrations and authorities managing international protection requests from Venezuelan refugees. “UNHCR also calls on states to ensure that Venezuelans, regardless of their legal status, are not deported or otherwise forcibly returned to Venezuela,” Throssel said. The massive migration of Venezuelans fleeing from the critical economic situation in their country is one of the largest displacements of people in the recent history of Latin America.last_img read more

Simple workplaces drive employee retention & productivity

first_img 12SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Oftentimes less is more — including in the workplace, according to Siegel+Gale’s study, “Simplicity at work.”“Simpler workplaces — those where employees easily get their work done and feel productive and fulfilled doing so — engender more advocacy, innovation and retention,” the brand strategy firm writes in its report.However, 30% of workers say their workplace is complex and difficult to navigate, according to Siegel+Gale’s survey of more than 14,000 people in nine countries.“In an era when company culture is a top-cited reason for leaving a job, along with pay and growth opportunities, building company culture through simple experiences at work is critical,” the authors write. continue reading »last_img read more

Know your workplace baggage

first_img 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Joe Woods Joe Woods, CUDE is a 15-year credit union veteran.  He has spent time with Corporate One FCU, Liberty Enterprises, co-founded Legacy Member Services and was part of the senior management … Web: www.dolphindebit.com Details When you leave one organization for another, whether it be your own decision or by force, there may be baggage that comes along with the transition.  And, baggage comes in different forms. Your understanding of how an organization functions is the first and most simple form.  You’ve done things a certain way, and until now, it’s been effective. But, your new organization does things differently.  This may throw you off or cause some stumbling at the beginning. Accepting the new organizations processes is key to your early development and success.  It’s up to you to adapt and embrace this. There are other forms of baggage you may be bringing to your new company as well.  Maybe it’s your expectation of your role. Did you manage a smaller or larger group in your previous role?  Is your scope of influence changing? Your management or those you manage will be different people with different personalities, personal goals, etc.  Whatever the case, it’s up to you to adapt to a new philosophy, new process, new management style (or all the above) as quickly as possible and embrace the change.  Change is always challenging.  But, it’s also the one constant.  Your old job was changing. Maybe you didn’t see it while you were there.  Your industry is changing. Just look at how technology has evolved in the last five years.  Your ability to see these changes coming or at least keep up with them is on you. And if you hold onto too much baggage it will slow you down, reduce your ability to change or steer clear of avoidable mistakes and can leave you personally miserable at the same time.  The one type of baggage that is out of your control is the baggage your former employer carries.  This can be as simple as a non-compete clause. For those of us on the business partner-side of the industry, a non-compete is fairly standard.  And you can maneuver around the edges of these non-competes to remain productive and provide value. But, a former company’s baggage can be more complicated than a simple non-compete.  What if your former employer is struggling with the decision that put you in another spot?  What if a chain reaction started after your departure that has your old company putting out fire after fire?  Now that you’re gone you may be the scapegoat for issues you didn’t cause. Are you staying in the same industry? This could feel like breaking up with someone and then dating their friend.  It’s up to you to stand with confidence and use your strengths to help your new organization succeed.Whatever the case, you can rise above this.  Maybe someone else can’t. But, you cannot control anything but your own decisions, actions and movements.  So, go be you. Go be you at 110%. Don’t let unnecessary and avoidable baggage come between you and your personal success.  Your career and your family are your responsibility. And the pressure of providing a life for more than yourself will be enough stress.last_img read more

El Gobernador Wolf anuncia $40 millones en fondos de la Ley CARES disponibles para abordar el alivio de la industria láctea y la seguridad alimentaria

first_imgEl Gobernador Wolf anuncia $40 millones en fondos de la Ley CARES disponibles para abordar el alivio de la industria láctea y la seguridad alimentaria SHARE Email Facebook Twitter June 16, 2020center_img Economy,  Español,  Press Release El Gobernador Wolf anunció hoy la disponibilidad de $40 millones en fondos a través de la Ley federal de Ayuda, Alivio y Seguridad Económica por el Coronavirus (CARES, por sus siglas en inglés) para apoyar la industria láctea de Pennsylvania y los programas de seguridad alimentaria, luego de meses de incertidumbre y pérdida a causa de la pandemia de COVID-19.“La industria agrícola de Pennsylvania representa lo mejor de lo que somos: algo que se ha visto desde el mismo comienzo de nuestros esfuerzos de mitigación de la COVID-19”, dijo el Gobernador Wolf. “Por ese motivo es crucial que hoy abramos estos programas para apoyar a los agricultores de Pennsylvania. Estos fondos de la ley CARES se destinarán a una industria que responde todos los días para garantizar que los residentes de Pennsylvania tengan acceso a alimentos frescos”.“Estoy extremadamente orgulloso de nuestra industria agrícola, que se vio afectada por los cambios más drásticos del mercado y que, sin embargo, continuó respondiendo a sus comunidades”, dijo el Secretario del Departamento de Agricultura, Russell Redding. “La industria sabe que el hambre no debería ser nuestra próxima pandemia y tomó medidas. Agradezco que el Gobernador se asegure de que nuestros productores agrícolas, y en particular de productos lácteos, reciban el apoyo financiero que tanto necesitan”.Específicamente, $15 millones darán una oportunidad para que los productores de lácteos reciban medidas de alivio mediante pagos directos y $5 millones se reembolsarán a los productores de lácteos que participan en el programa Sistema de excedentes agrícolas de Pennsylvania (PASS, por sus siglas en inglés) al donar el exceso de productos lácteos al sistema de alimentos de caridad del estado.Cada establecimiento agrícola de productos lácteos que haya sufrido pérdidas financieras por haber tenido que desechar o desviar leche durante la emergencia por desastre de COVID-19 puede solicitar la asistencia. Todo establecimiento agrícola con una pérdida documentada recibirá un mínimo de $1,500 y una parte prorrateada adicional de los fondos restantes, sin exceder el monto real evaluado por el encargado. El plazo para solicitar el Programa de indemnización de productos lácteos es el 30 de septiembre de 2020.Asimismo, $15 millones irán al Programa Estatal de Compra de Alimentos, que otorga subsidios en efectivo a los condados para la compra y la distribución de alimentos a personas de bajos ingresos, y $5 millones se destinarán al programa PASS para reembolsar a la industria agrícola los costos que implica la cosecha, el procesamiento, el envasado y el transporte de los alimentos que donan al sistema de alimentos de caridad. El programa PASS ayuda a apoyar la industria agrícola de Pennsylvania en los 67 condados y reduce el desperdicio de excedentes agrícolas al realizar conexiones entre la producción agrícola y el sector sin fines de lucro.Durante la crisis de salud pública por la COVID-19, la Administración Wolf ha abordado integralmente la seguridad alimentaria en múltiples organismos para garantizar que todos los residentes de Pennsylvania tengan acceso a alimentos.Para obtener información del sector de la agricultura durante la mitigación de la COVID-19 en Pennsylvania, visite agriculture.pa.gov/COVID. Para obtener la información más exacta y oportuna relacionada con la salud en Pennsylvania, visite on.pa.gov/coronavirus.View this information in English.last_img read more

Dalby family spends $1.665 million on a Gold Coast holiday house

first_img62 Bollard Circuit, Clear Island Waters.The five-bedroom home has wide water and views and a picturesque mountain backdrop.A stunning foyer entrance, grand sweeping staircase and high ceilings are among the house’s features.Outside a pool and jetty compliment the waterfront lifestyle. 62 Bollard Circuit, Clear Island Waters sold for $1.665 million.A FAMILY from Dalby has spent $1.665 million on a holiday house on the Gold Coast.The property at Clear Island Waters is described by Genc & Co principal Isaac Genc as a “grand family home” and offers elegant features and plenty of space.“The family will have it as their holiday home,” Mr Genc said.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North9 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago“The buyers loved the outlook, the size of the house and how grand it was.” 62 Bollard Circuit, Clear Island Waters.last_img read more

Group pleads not to phase out motorized ‘trikes’ in Boracay

first_imgThis was after acting Malay mayorFrolibar Bautista issued Executive Order No. 40 on Nov. 11, directing theMunicipal Transportation Office to implement the phase out.     Tricycles are common mode oftransportations in Boracay Island and a source of livelihood but are heavilyreliant on fossil fuels, while e-trikes can carry up to nine passengers and aremore advantageous in terms of fuel savings.(Witha report from Akean Forum/PN) The group urged the municipalgovernment and the Sangguniang Bayan to reconsider implementing the total phaseout to avert the massive displacement and unemployment in the island.                 “The e-trike drivers don’t pick upregular passengers because of short range time, and they prefer contracted ratewhere the commuters and tourists are highly affected,” the group said. According to the group, someelectronic tricycle (e-trike) drivers could hardly meet the P1,500 dailyboundary and P350 charging fee.          A tricycle is seen in Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan. Recently, a group of tricycle drivers and operators appealed to the municipal government to stop the impending total phase out of tricycles in the island. PHOTO MALAY PNP Bautista, meanwhile, saidenvironment-friendly e-trikes not only help the environment, but also make thepublic transport safer and convenient while encouraging tricycle operators toreplace their gasoline-fuelled public utility tricycles before its completephase out on Dec. 31.    Instead of a shift to e-trikes, theyproposed redesigned tricycle units with elevated roof, proper luggagecompartment, reduced passenger capacity, and uniform island design.  KALIBO, Aklan – A group of tricycledrivers and operators appealed to stop the impending total phase out oftricycles in Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan.last_img read more

Warrior gives Cooper a double

first_imgBryan Cooper landed a double at Navan when Wounded Warrior ran out a commanding winner of the Drogheda Beginners Chase. Meade told At The Races: “He’s a huge, big, sort of backwards baby of a horse. “Two runs ago the ground was too quick for him, then the last day he didn’t jump quite so well, he fluffed his lines a little bit, so we’ve schooled him plenty to get his jumping a bit slicker. “This two and a half miles is his minimum trip, he really wants three miles. I’d like to think he can run in some good races in future.” Already a winner on Clarcam for owners Gigginstown House Stud, Cooper was happy to sit behind the pace set by Empire Of Dirt on Noel Meade’s charge. Wounded Warrior joined Blood Cotil in front after the third last and he soon got the measure of that rival, the 11/10 favourite striding on to score by six and a half lengths. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more