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See Bradley Cooper Host the 2019 Arthur Miller Foundation Honors

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first_imgTony and Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper hosted the 2019 Arthur Miller Foundation Honors. View Comments Tony and Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper hosted the 2019 Arthur Miller Foundation Honors at Second in New York City on November 18. The evening celebrated AMF's mission to provide access and equity to quality theater education in New York City public schools, and to increasing the number of students that receive a dedicated theater education as an integral part of their academic curriculum. Filmmaker Rebecca Miller, the daughter of celebrated playwright Arthur Miller, served as co-chair for the gala. As AMF's largest event of the year, the celebration raised funds for the foundation's public school theater education programs and featured performances from Broadway luminaries like Sutton Foster, Raúl Esparza, Lena Hall, Darren Criss as well as dancer Ayodele Casel. Broadway.com and parent company The John Gore Organization are proud supporters of AMF. The John Gore Organization Chairman and CEO John Gore suits up for the annual Arthur Miller Foundation Honors. Broadway.com and JGO support the Arthur Miller Foundations's efforts to support theater education in New York City public schools. Gala host Bradley Cooper(Photos: Brad Murphy)last_img

Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

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first_imgRep. Kevin Yoder.Yoder sounds off on “socialized medicine” in Fox News opinion column. Area Congressman Kevin Yoder penned a pointed critique of the idea of moving to a “single payer” health care system for Fox News this week. Yoder, who voted in favor of the American Health Care Act, said moving to a single payer system would increase wait times for surgeries and lead to overcrowded emergency rooms. “The Democrats’ single payer dream would double the taxes of every American to pay Washington bureaucrats to manage government-run hospitals,” Wait times would increase exponentially and access to life-saving care would shrink. It would be a nightmare for the American people.” [Republican Congressman: Socialized medicine is knocking on the door, America — Fox News Opinion]Register to continuelast_img

Study ties insurgency phase of Iraq War to higher PTSD rates

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first_imgShare Share on Facebook Pinterest Guerilla tactics such as suicide attacks and roadside bombs may trigger more posttraumatic stress than conventional warfare, suggests a Veterans Affairs study of 738 men and women who served in Iraq.The findings appeared online Dec. 14, 2015, in the journal Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy.The study authors are with the Behavioral Science Division of the National Center for PTSD, based at the VA Boston Healthcare System, and with Boston University School of Medicine. Emailcenter_img Share on Twitter LinkedIn They identified three distinct phases of the Iraq War, based on previous reports. Then they analyzed whether veterans who fought during the insurgency phase, during which more guerilla-style tactics were used, were more likely to develop PTSD than those who deployed during the initial invasion phase of the war, or the more recent surge phase.The study found that among the men — about half the overall group — the insurgency-phase veterans were more than twice as likely to have a diagnosis of PTSD, compared with those who served in either of the other two phases.The finding held true even after the researchers adjusted for a range of other demographic and deployment-related risk factors.The trend was not seen among the women in the sample, although the authors aren’t sure why. Citing other research, they say there may be a somewhat different mix of factors that influence PTSD among women service members and veterans.The team, led by Dr. Jonathan Green, writes that on the whole, the study suggests that enemy combat tactics may be under-appreciated in understanding what drives PTSD. They note that “assessment of the nature of combat may be useful in research and in clinical settings.”They write, also, that the relatively high rates of PTSD among Vietnam War veterans may be explained, at least in part, by looking at the type of enemy tactics those troops faced. The researchers compare that war, on the whole, to the insurgency phase of the Iraq conflict.Previous studies that aimed to compare PTSD rates between wars — say, Iraq and Vietnam — didn’t allow researchers to control for shifting generational norms and differing social and political climates. As such, Green’s team focused their analysis only on the Iraq War.Still, they acknowledge there were factors they didn’t control for that could affect PTSD rates, such as the intensity of combat or social or political factors that changed even during the course of the Iraq War.last_img

Kvaerner returns to 4Q profit

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first_imgKvaerner, a Norway-based engineering and construction firm supporting oil and gas industry, returned to 4Q profit in 2015.The company’s net profit for the last quarter of 2015 was NOK 147 million, compared to a net loss of NOK 327 million in the fourth quarter of 2014. Kvaerner’s revenue was lower for the quarter at NOK 2.57 billion, down from around NOK 3.6 billion in 2014.“Through last year including the fourth quarter, Kvaerner managed to maintain a good activity level, and the productivity has developed positively in several areas. We are continuing to meet all key milestones in our project portfolio, and we were proud to contribute to first oil on the new Edvard Grieg platform in late November,” says Jan Arve Haugan, President & CEO of Kvaerner.The company expects 2016 to be a challenging year „with only some few project opportunities expected, most of a moderate size.““Last year, we were awarded almost 90 percent of the contract values for platform substructures to Johan Sverdrup. In a competitive joint venture with KBR, we were awarded one of the largest topside contracts in the market last year, for the Utility & Living Quarter platform at Johan Sverdrup. For 2016, we see some few opportunities for new contracts of moderate size. Simultaneously, we see that the timing of key decisions is uncertain. This makes it difficult to predict the activity level in 2017, but our order backlog provides a good starting point for our operations in the current year and the next,” says Haugan.In a statement on Tuesday, Kvaerner said that in 2015 the company laid off 121 permanent workers. For 2015 and 2016 combined, Kvaerner expects that total reductions in number of employees will be within the interval of 250 to 500 employees already communicated in 2015.Also, the company’s Board of Directors has proposed no dividend distribution during the first half of 2016.“A strong balance sheet and cash position is important to maintain the resilience through a challenging cycle. Retaining the solid financial platform may also provide additional opportunities which Kvaerner can leverage in the market,” Kvaerner said.Offshore Energy Today Stafflast_img

Yamamoto closes in on place at Olympics

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first_imgPoland’s Henryk Szost and Moroccan Abdellah Taghrafet placed second and third, respectively, in 2:07:39 and 2:08:37. Ndungu ran uncontested from the 31-km mark en route to victory.“I am happy I could win in my first marathon,” Ndungu said. “I would like to run for the Kenyan national team in the Olympics some day.”Yamamoto, who improved his personal best by 3 minutes, 26 seconds, trailed when Kentaro Nakamoto overtook Hiroyuki Horibata at the 38-km point, but the Kobe native won the foot race on the track against Nakamoto once the pair entered the stadium.“Japanese runners faded in the latter part of the race, so I just kept praying ‘Olympics, Olympics’ as I ran,” said Yamamoto. “I knew that if I utilized my training I had a chance to aim for a spot in the Olympics. I was determined not to give up until the end.”Nakamoto was fifth in 2:08:53 while Horibata, who came seventh in last year’s world athletics championships, faded badly down the stretch and finished in 11th place.Aoyama Gakuin University student Takehiro Deki, winner of the second leg of this year’s Tokyo-Hakone collegiate Ekiden road relay, came ninth. GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES OTSU, SHIGA PREF. – Ryo Yamamoto is used to taking the express lane. The 27-year-old proved it on Sunday, placing fourth in the Lake Biwa Mainichi Marathon for the top finish among Japanese runners to all but secure his spot in his first-ever Summer Olympics at this year’s London Games.Yamamoto, who works for major logistics company Sagawa Express Co., maintained a steady pace in rainy and cold conditions to cross the line at Ojiyama stadium in 2 hours, 8 minutes, 44 seconds in the race won by first-time marathon runner Samuel Ndungu of Kenya in a time of 2:07:04.center_img IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5last_img

Yager and Powers announce COVID-19 funds for CC health centers

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first_imgNASHVILLE, TN (WLAF) – State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) and Representative Dennis Powers (R-Jacksboro) today announced that two Campbell County health centers have been chosen for federal funding for expansion of COVID-19 testing.  The funds were awarded by the U.S. Health Resources and Services (HRSA) as part of the U.S. response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Community Health of East Tennessee, Inc. in LaFollette will receive $180,289 and Dayspring Health, Inc. in Jellico will receive $242,719.  Both are federally qualified health centers.“The key to keeping our communities safe as our economy continues to open is aggressive testing,” said Sen. Yager.  “These community health centers are very important in this effort and I am very pleased that these two in Campbell County will receive these funds as part of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  I also want to thank our congressional delegation for their help in securing these needed funds.”“I’m very pleased these health centers will receive additional resources to aid in the fight against COVID-19,” said State Rep. Dennis Powers. “Until there is a vaccine, testing will play a critical part in slowing the spread of this potentially deadly infection and limiting hospitalizations.  I appreciate President Donald Trump and our leaders in congress for making these funds available in our community.”The funding for health centers is part of the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act, signed into law by President Trump on April 24th.  In addition to providing funding for small businesses and individuals financially affected by COVID-19, it provides grants for hospitals and healthcare providers, and increased testing capabilities to help track the spread and impact of the coronavirus.Across the U.S., health centers are currently providing more than 100,000 weekly COVID-19 tests in their local communities. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 05/11/2020-2PM)Share this:FacebookTwitterlast_img

Podium finish for Denis Lynch and All Star in London Global Champions Tour Grand Prix

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first_img Podium finish for Denis Lynch and All Star in London Global Champions Tour Grand Prix 5 August 2017, 20:02 Home  »  General  »  Podium finish for Denis Lynch and All Star in London Global Champions Tour Grand Prix Tipperary’s Denis Lynch and the 14-year-old stallion All Star have taken third place on the podium in tonight’s five-star Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix in London.Denis Lynch and All Star (Photo: Stefano Grasso)Lynch and All Star were one of 11 combinations who made it through to the jump-off and they raced into the lead with a brilliant clear round in 39.35 seconds when seventh to go against the clock. They were eventually overtaken by Britain’s Scott Brash and Hello Forever who produced the winning clear in 38.62 when second last to go, to take the winners prize of €99,000. Ben Maher and MTF Madame X finished as runners-up when jumping clear in 38.68 when last to go and took home €60,000, while Lynch collected €45,000 for his third place finish. The Tipperary rider had earlier helped Miami Glory to victory in the London leg of the Global Champions League with a clear round aboard RMF Echo.Afterwards Denis Lynch was delighted with how his horses performed,“I came with my two best horses so expectations were quite high. We won the [Global Champions] league and third in the Grand Prix so i’m delighted with both horses. He is not the quickest horse All Star and we are all well aware of that. I did less strides maybe here and there but the horses that came after me were naturally quicker horses across the fences and that’s what caught me but i’m delighted with my horse today.”Denis Lynch was earlier this week named on the Irish Aga Khan squad, sponsored by The Underwriting Exchange and Devenish, for this Friday’s Nations Cup competition at the Dublin Horse Show. He is joined by Bertram Allen, Mark McAuley, Shane Breen and Cian O’Connor with team manager Rodrigo Pessoa set to name his final four riders on Thursday. Tags:last_img

The main reasons behind Argentina’s World Cup exit

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first_img RELATED STORIES CEST Upd. at 18:30 The four slip ups in the 'Sampaoli era', against Nigeria, Spain, Croatia and France has seen them concede 17 goals across those matches. In the face of adversity they crumble at an alarming rate. They conceded the last three goals, from Pavard's rocket (57 min) to Mbappe's double (64 and 68 mins), in the space of 11 minutes. Paris Saint-Germain's forward won a penalty and scored two goals to further establish himself as a superstar. From 4-2-3-1 in the World Cup debut against Iceland to the 4-3-3 against France, the coach used 3-5-2 and a 4-4-2 but none of them helped stem the erratic performances of the team. The 'Albiceleste' lost by a single goal in match which was played at two speeds, however all it did was convince those who had believed in the 2014 team that the squad needs rejuvenating. Against a young side barely out of their 20s, hungry for success with fearsome physiques, Argentina tried to impose a slow, containing style of football to avoid being left exposed during the transitions of play. 1. One match, two speeds They had the ball (59% possession), completed 547 pases, but they didn't move it at the speed they needed to. The more vigorous, stinging and incisive French side won thanks to Paul Pogba, Antoine Griezmann, Mbappe and Olivier Giroud. It was a similar case in the friendlies against Spain (1-6) and Nigeria (2-4) and the (0-3) loss against Croatia in the group stages. The Argentinian national team rode their luck until the Last 16 when Kylian Mbappe underlined his enormous talent as he scored a brace to knock out Lionel Messi and company. IN SPORT.ES 01/07/2018 Argentina went 1-0 down early in the contest but by the start of the second half they held the advantage and were 2-1 up. He's only 19 but Mbappe's display against the king of the last decade, Lionel Messi, looked like he was asking for a changing of the guard.center_img In fifteen matches Sampaoli used fifteen different formations until he decided to put Messi as the 'false nine' against France. Isolated and dissatisfied, Messi couldn't break his sequence of failing to score in the knockout stages of the World Cup (756 minutes and counting). He did provide two assists for Gabriel Mercado and Sergio Aguero but it wasn't enough. 3. Kante eclipsed Messi Lionel Messi leaves Kazan without revealing Argentina future The new idol in France football, compared with Ronaldo Nazario and Pele, claimed a place in football's history books. 5. The goals flow in their defeats 4. Poor management when they had the advantage EFE People are asking for change. The alternative will be using Giovani Lo Celso, Maximiliano Meza, Cristian Pavón and Paulo Dybala. His constant running minimised the time and space his opponents had on the ball and left them exposed. Marcos Rojo brought him down in the penalty area to hand France the lead in the 13th minute. 2. Mbappe, the young warrior Las claves de la eliminación de Argentina Jorge Sampaoli decided against fielding a striker and left Messi with the freedom to punish the space left between the midfield and the defence. Messi, however, rarely tested himself against Raphael Varane or Samuel Umtiti because N'Golo Kante and Blaise Matuidi shut him down. The goals from Angel Di Maria and Gabriel Mercado gave them hope but Argentina's own limitations prevented them from saving the match after France responded to going behind. 6. Sampaoli continues to search for a direction and system for this teamlast_img

Kinrade once again must watch from the sidelines

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first_imgKinrade has just played one contest during the preseason, a 4-2 loss to the Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre. The Nelson Minor Hockey grad logged 13-plus minutes in the contest. He was whistled for a two-minute minor penalty and recorded one shot on goal.Kinrade, 25, signed for the second time in as many seasons with Ottawaa during the summer. He spent the entire 2009-10 season with the Sens’ minor league affiliate in Binghamton.It’s in the American Hockey League where the 6-foot, 195-pound defenceman recorded a professional highs in goals (seven), assists (20) and points (27 while accumulating 59-minutes in penalties. Kinrade ranked first among B-Sens and finished tied for 14th in the AHL in plus/minus with a +27 rating.Kinrade came to the Senators as a free agent after four years at Michigan Tech University. Prior to playing for the NCAA school, the slick skating rearguard played Cowichan Valley Capitals of the B.C. Hockey League.Kinrade started his junior career with the Nelson Leafs of the KIJHL.Dundas, population 24,700 and part of the city of Hamilton since 2001, plays host to the NHL exhibition contest. The city also wins $100,000 in prize money from Kraft [email protected] By The Nelson Daily SportsNelson native Geoff Kinrade remains on the training camp roster of the Ottawa Senators but isn’t getting much of a chance to prove his value to the National Hockey League club.Once again the pride of Nelson was left out of the lineup as the NHL club prepares to meet the Buffalo Sabres Tuesday in the annual Kraft Hockeyville game in Dundas, Ont.last_img