Grand Horizons, Starring Michael Urie, Ashley Park, Ben McKenzie & More, Arrives on Broadway

first_img Priscilla Lopez Star Files Bess Wohl’s Broadway-debut play Grand Horizons begins previews at the Helen Hayes Theatre on December 23. Tony nominee Leigh Silverman directs the production of Second Stage, set to officially open on January 23, 2020. Jane Alexander & James Cromwell Ben McKenzie Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on March 1, 2020 Grand Horizons Jane Alexander Michael Urie Grand Horizons follows Nancy and Bill, who have spent 50 years as husband and wife. But just as they settle comfortably into their new home in the Grand Horizons senior living community, the unthinkable happens: Nancy suddenly wants out. As their two adult sons struggle to cope with the shocking news, they are forced to question everything they assumed about the people they thought they knew best.Heading the cast is Tony winner Jane Alexander as Nancy, Emmy winner James Cromwell as Bill, Lortel winner Michael Urie as Brian, Ben McKenzie as Ben, Tony nominee Ashley Park as Jess, Tony winner Priscilla Lopez as Carla and Maulik Pancholy as Tommy.The production features scenic design by Clint Ramos, costume design by Clint Ramos, lighting design by Jen Schriever and sound design by Palmer Hefferan.Grand Horizons is scheduled to play a limited engagement through March 1, 2020. Ashley Park View Comments Maulik Pancholy James Cromwell Michael Urie, Ashley Park & Ben McKenzie(Photos: Emilio Madrid & Caitlin McNaney for | Amy Sussman/Getty Images) View All (7)last_img read more

Campagnolo sportswear for autumn/winter Campagnolo has presented its key products for this autumn/fall and winter 2011-12 season. Campagnolo’s latest release points to its ‘New bike apparel offerings for those that are proud to wear Campagnolo Sportswear, even in those moments throughout the year when weather conditions seem more hostile to outdoor activity.’The new apparel items are part of Campy’s Challenge product line:Speed waterproof jacketThunder long zip jerseyStream thermo bib tights 50/50 Relatedlast_img read more

Tempe Chamber honors The Dhaba, Caliente Construction

first_imgThursday, the Tempe Chamber of Commerce presented two companies with Business Excellence Awards, the organization’s top honor for commerce.The Dhaba was named the Small Business of the Year. Caliente Construction was named the Large Business of the Year.Both firms have a proven record of success and growth, community involvement, dedication to employees, leadership, reliability and commitment to customer service.The Dhaba is an award-winning, contemporary Indian restaurant specializing in the cuisine of the Punjab region of northern India. It offers homemade breads; a healthy selection of locally-sourced, organic meat and vegetarian dishes; and traditional desserts and drinks. It is the heart of India Plaza on Apache Boulevard. In the 13 years since its founding, it has become a comprehensive destination for Indian food and culture.Owner Raveen Arora began life as a refugee in impoverished Calcutta, India. After gaining an education and business skills, he built the highly respected restaurant which has served more than 1 million people. This year, Arora was selected by the National Restaurant Association as the Face of Diversity in Arizona for his leadership in promoting diversity and inclusion in the community.Caliente Construction is a family-owned general contractor providing new construction and renovation services. It was founded in 1991 by high school sweethearts Tom and Lorraine Bergman. In 2014 it relocated its headquarters and 80 employees to Tempe. The firm sources all of its outside services and partnerships from local companies headquartered in Arizona. It’s a 5-time winner of the state’s “Best of the Best” award for a perfect safety record. Additionally, it practices sustainable construction and its projects include a material recycling program.It is a top five fund raiser for The American Cancer Society’s annual “Climb for the Cure” and supports the Phoenix Children’s Museum Sandfest, Madison Street Veterans Association and Tempe Cares. The award-winning company was recently recognized as Arizona’s 28th largest contractor and the 5th largest woman-owned business in the state.Ranking Arizona also named it #1 in Tenant Improvement, and the #2 Overall Contractor.“The Dhaba and Caliente Construction are outstanding examples of the type of business that makes our city thrive,” said Mary Ann Miller, president and CEO of the Tempe Chamber. “Their passionate dedication to their customers, staff and the community are unparalleled. We are proud they’re part of the Tempe Chamber, and we celebrate their continued success.”The awards were presented on June 16 at the Tempe Chamber’s Annual Luncheon at the Tempe Mission Palms Hotel.The other finalists for the Business Excellence Awards were: ARCpoint Labs, Bullock Training and Development, Edward Jones and the Tempe Mission Palms hotel.last_img read more

New Research: Rituals Make Us Value Things More

first_imgHarvard Business Review:Rituals in the workplace can reinforce the behaviors we want, create focus and a sense of belonging, and make change stick.  I have gone on and on in the past about the benefits of established rituals and routines for personal productivity – how they capitalize on our brains’ ability to direct our behavior on autopilot, allowing us to reach our goals even when we are distracted or preoccupied with other things. And there are plenty of companies who’ve been smart enough to harness this power. At Google, for example, new employees have a ritual now made famous by the Vince Vaughn/ Owen Wilson film The Internship­ – they wear beanie hats in the Google logo colors with propellers on top that say “Noogler.”  Far from feeling ridiculous, Google employees feel that the ritual of the Noogler hat marks them as part of an exclusive group.But new research demonstrates that the power of rituals goes even further – they can increase our perception of value, too.  In other words, if employees perform rituals as part of their jobs, they are likely to find their jobs more rewarding.  And if consumers use a ritual to experience your product, they are likely to enjoy it more and be willing to pay more for it.Kathleen Vohs and Yajin Wang of the Carlson School of Management at University of Minnesota, along with Francesa Gino and Michael Norton of Harvard Business School, conducted a series of studies looking at how ritual changed the experience of consuming a variety of foods.Read the whole story: Harvard Business Review More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

Read—Don’t Just Talk—to Your Kids

first_imgPacific Standard:It’s no big surprise that young children first learn language by listening to adults talk to them. Nor is it a surprise that reading aloud to kids is important to their success, both in school and work. What might be a bit more surprising: Picture books have, on average, around 70 percent more unique words than conversations directed at kids, according to a new study, suggesting that reading to kids could help improve their vocabularies.“A large literature indicates that talk directed to the child—rather than adult-adult or background talk—is the core data on which early language learning depends,” Indiana University psychologists Jessica Montag, Michael Jones, and Linda Smith write in Psychological Science, and research on early language learning has focused much attention on conversations between parents and children. At the same time, a few studies have shown a link between parents reading to their children and early vocabulary learning, though no one seems to have investigated exactly why that is.Read the whole story: Pacific Standard More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

Call In Option During ‘Governor’s Cabinet In Your Community’ Constituent Services Outreach Event Today

first_imgSTATE News:SANTA FE – The Lujan Grisham administration is hosting the first  Governor’s Cabinet in Your Community event today, Aug. 10, in Albuquerque. High-level representatives from departments and agencies across state government, including the Governor’s Office, will be on hand to field walk-in constituents. Constituents from farther afield are encouraged to call in. State agencies will field all manner of constituent needs, including child care assistance, food assistance program enrollment, employment assistance, immunizations, well-water tests, local business consultation, driver license processing and many other items. A list of services that can be fulfilled by various agency representatives is included below. “Effective constituent service is the beating heart of state government,” Gov. Lujan Grisham said. “If we want to develop trust in state government, if we want to deliver on transforming this state, we’ve got to show New Mexicans we mean business. This event, which will not be the last time key members of our administration make themselves directly available to our constituents across the state, is a demonstration of our commitment to the people’s business. I have no doubt we’ll have many happy customers Saturday.” Participants may call into the event 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, at this number: 505.476.2200. Participants may visit at this address 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today: Carpenters Local 1319 Union Hall, 3900 Pan American Fwy NE, Albuquerque, N.M., 87107. For most services, participants are asked to bring  a valid form of identification. Additional required documentation is noted below. Representatives from the Department of Workforce Solutions will provide a wide variety of employment and unemployment assistance. Unemployment representatives will be on-hand to assist with uploading wage reports, filing electronic payments for payroll taxes, launching new unemployment claims, updating account information and many other general services. Employers can receive assistance in creating accounts, writing job descriptions, launching recruitment processes; they can also receive references of eligible candidates currently in the Workforce Solutions system. Job seekers will be assisted with resume creation, job search navigation, reviewing open jobs and referrals. Representatives from the Human Services Department’s Income Support Division will be on hand to help New Mexicans enroll and learn more about potential eligibility in nutrition and health programs. Agency representatives will assist New Mexicans with eligibility and enrollment in Medicaid, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program, the Low-Income Heating and Energy Assistance program, the Commodity Supplemental Food program and Temporary Emergency Food Assistance program.  Participants are asked to bring the following:  Last four weeks of pay for all applicants receiving any kind of income; identification; proof of citizenship or immigration status; and proof of out-of-pocket medical expenses for any disabled or elderly applicants.  If you are unable to obtain any of the above , an ISD worker can assist at time of interview. For further assistance, you may apply online at: or call the customer service line at 800-283-4465. Representatives from the Human Services Department’s Child Support Enforcement Division ask individuals seeking assistance with an existing case to bring their case number; date of birth; and a form of identification. Individuals who do not yet have an existing case and are interested in applying for services  are asked to bring the following:  the name of all parties involved (custodial parent, non-custodial parent, children); the address of all parties involved; dates of birth for all parties involved; Social Security Numbers of all parties involved; marriage and divorce dates; a court order, if one already exists; and a form of identification for the applicant. Representatives from the Department of Health mobile unit will be on hand to provide immunizations. Uninsured adults may receive Hepatitis A, Tdap and MMR vaccinations. Children may receive hepatitis A, hepatitis B, meningococcal, Tdap and HPV vaccinations. Participants are asked to bring the following:  Immunization records.  Please note: Families requiring the full complement of school-age vaccines will be referred to a local “Got Shots” event; the list can be found at The Department of Health will also field questions about the medical cannabis program, helping individuals check the status of a pending application; the developmental disabilities waiver program; WIC and other public health-related programs; and vital records, providingconsultation on the documents required to receive a copy of a birth certificate ( please   note: vital records requests will require $10 via cash, check or money order). Representatives from the Taxation and Revenue Department’s Unclaimed Property Unit will be on hand to help individuals search for money or accounts they may be owed and to assist through the process of filing a claim. The agency’s Taxpayer Advocate will be available to answer questions, helping ensure an individual’s rights under the state’s Taxpayer Bill of Rights are protected.   Representatives from the Motor Vehicle Division will be on hand to process driver licenses and also conduct title work and registrations. The MVD Call Center will also be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 888-683-4636 (888-MVD-INFO). To obtain a REAL ID license or ID, please see  this link for required documentation . To obtain a driver authorization card, please see  this link for required documentation . Information about registration renewals  can be found here  and information about registering a new or used vehicle for the first time  can be found here . Representatives from the Economic Development Department will be on hand to assist local businesses with a wide variety of services and answer questions about the New Mexico film industry. Personnel will be available to assist local businesses with expansion, retention and training questions; outline state and federal assistance programming that can be made available to local businesses; and answer questions about how to register one’s business as a New Mexico vendor and how to become an extra in a film or television production, among other areas.   Representatives from the General Services Department will be available to answer questions about contracting with the state to provide goods or services, how to report suspected abuse of a government vehicle, the monthly public sale of cars and other government surplus goods, leasing a building to government, state printing services for nonprofits, health benefits for state employees and more.   Representatives from the Aging and Long-Term Services Department will be on hand to receive reports of abuse, neglect or exploitation; assist individuals, families and caregivers with transitioning to long-term care facilities; answer questions about care in nursing homes and assisted-living facilities and the general aging network and resources. Representatives from the Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management will be on hand to provide information about flood insurance, wildfire risks, general preparedness and the agency’s mission in general, among other items.   Representatives from the Environment Department will provide free private well-water testing for the first 150 homeowners. The department will test for arsenic, electrical conductivity, fluoride, iron, nitrate, pH and sulfate.  Participants are asked  to fill a clean glass or plastic container with at least a quart or liter. If your home has a whole house filtration system, collectthe sample at the well head prior to any filtration or softener systems, if possible. Let the water run 2-3 minutes before collecting the sample.   The Environment Department’s Occupational Health and Safety Bureau will be on hand to offer general workplace safety information, answer technical questions and provide guidance on requesting free and confidential business assistance.   Representatives from the Department of Public Safety’s Law Enforcement Records Bureau will be on hand to accept completed concealed carry applications, accept crash report requests, conduct name-based/New Mexico background checks and field questions about the sex offender registry, missing person clearinghouse, expungements and pardons. Government-issued identification is required for background checks and concealed carry applications.   Representatives of the  State Personnel Office will have two recruitment staff on site to answer questions. Participants can learn more about working for state government, how to apply for a career and check in on the status of an application. For the latter service,  participants are asked  to bring the Job Opening ID or position number. Representatives of the Children, Youth and Families Department will be on hand to help individuals sign up for child care assistance. Agency personnel will also conduct referrals for individuals interested in home-visiting services, prekindergarten, early intervention and Head Start services. Personnel from Protective Services will be on hand to discuss adoption and fostering for interested participants.last_img read more

Retailers take space at Manchester Fort

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Police reinforced

first_imgIT IS hard to say for sure what happened on board TER train 17430 from Nice to Lyon on New Year’s day, but numerous offences, including theft and sexual assault, seem to have been committed.The 10-coach train left Nice at 06.00, conveying among its 600 passengers a number of inebriated revellers whose behaviour was kept in check by a team of railway police with a dog and three SNCF staff. All was well as far as St-Raphalast_img

Ubisoft announces ‘Riders Republic’ for February 2021

first_imgRiders Republic looks to be an absolutely mental mix of Steep and Trials. Meet and compete with other players, ride hard with an exciting range of activities such as bike, ski, snowboard, wingsuit and rocket wingsuit. Live out the rider’s fantasy as you roam free in a huge, vibrant open world, always buzzing with other players around you. Immerse yourself in iconic American national parks including Bryce Canyon, Yosemite Valley, Mammoth Mountain… all mashed up for you to shred! Watch the Riders Republic gameplay preview trailer below: Last night, Ubisoft announced a new IP called Riders Republic which is a massive multiplayer outdoor sports playground. The game is set to release worldwide on 25th February, 2021 on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One, Stadia and Windows PC, exclusively on both the Epic Games Store and the Ubisoft Store. The game will also be available on UPLAY+, Ubisoft’s subscription service. Players who purchase Riders Republic on Xbox One or PS4 can upgrade their game to the next-gen version at no additional cost. Squad up with your friends and compete in a wide range of multiplayer modes: feel the rush of downhill races, dominate maps in team vs team competitions, or give it your best shot in epic mass PvP races with more than 50 other players on next-gen consoles & PC. Players on Xbox One and PS4 can expect more than 20 other players.last_img read more

Usain Bolt to serve as Special Ambassador for major tourism conference

first_imgJTB said it’s “vital that the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development Ambassadors can encourage positive change in policies and business practices, and educate consumers about the importance of sustainable tourism. The Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) has invited Jamaica’s sprint icon Usain Bolt to serve as a Special Ambassador for the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. With Bolt’s status as an internationally-renowned athlete, JTB said he makes for a “compelling advocate, capable of inspiring younger generations to support sustainable tourism to development, and engaging stakeholders in fostering positive change in policies, business practices and consumer behavior.” “Bolt’s international celebrity ensures he is a compelling advocate who can advance the mission of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development,” JTB said. To encourage positive change “Worldwide, tourism provides one in every 11 jobs. This is particularly vital in Caribbean countries,” it added. In Jamaica, the tourism industry employs as many as one in five people. First Caribbean UNWTO conference The invitation to Bolt affords him the opportunity to attend the UN World Tourism Organization, Government of Jamaica and World Bank Group, Global Conference on Jobs and Inclusive Growth through Sustainable Tourism. This will be the first UNWTO conference held in the Caribbean, “and the addition of Bolt as an ambassador will further solidify this Jamaican-led effort,” JTB said. “The conference, taking place November 27 – 29, 2017 at the Montego Bay Convention Centre, will kick start discussions for forming public-private-partnerships in the spirit of sustainable tourism for development. Less than half a percent of global funding went to tourism last year,” the JTB said. Conference: November 27 – 29 Bolt – a compelling advocate “In the same way that Usain Bolt’s dominant career has had a significant impact on Brand Jamaica and the island’s tourism, his role as a UNWTO ambassador will further emphasize the importance of this initiative worldwide, especially in the Caribbean,” JTB continued.last_img read more