Tony Winner John Logan, Moulin Rouge! & Superhero Scribe, Wins 2019 Monte Cristo Award

first_imgThe Eugene O’Neill Theater Center has named Tony-winning playwright John Logan as the recipient of the 19th Monte Cristo Award. An alum of the O’Neill, Logan developed the musical Superhero, soon to open off-Broadway, at the Center’s 2017 National Music Theater Conference. His Moulin Rouge! musical bows on Broadway this summer. A gala evening in celebration of Logan’s achievements will be held at the Edison Ballroom in New York City on April 22.”I’m honored to accept the O’Neill’s Monte Cristo Award,” said Logan. “Creating a new work of theater is a treacherous, exciting, nerve-wracking experience. All dramatists need support and encouragement; and most of all they need a safe place to experiment, to fail grandly sometimes and to occasionally take flight. The O’Neill was that safe space for me. My experience developing our show Superhero as part of the 2017 National Musical Theater Conference was nothing short of miraculous. I am forever thankful.”The O’Neill annually bestows its Monte Cristo Award on a prominent artist whose work has had an extraordinary impact on American theater, in memory of its namesake. The gala event supports the Center’s commitment to developing new work and new artists for the stage.Logan received Tony and Drama League Awards for his play Red, which premiered at the Donmar Warehouse in London and appeared at the Golden Theatre on Broadway in 2010. In 2013, his play Peter and Alice premiered in London and I’ll Eat You Last: A Chat with Sue Mengers, starring Bette Midler, opened on Broadway. Logan’s other works include the musical The Last Ship—featuring a libretto by Logan with Brian Yorkey and an original score by Sting—as well as Never the Sinner and Hauptmann.Superhero, featuring a book by Logan and a score by Tom Kitt, opens off-Broadway at Second Stage’s Tony Kiser Theatre on February 28; Moulin Rouge!, with a book by Logan, opens at Broadway’s Al Hirschfeld Theatre on July 25. View Commentslast_img read more

Home prices in Vermont heat up, buyers beware

first_imgThe latest RE/MAX New England Housing Report, which shows that Vermont has experienced the largest median home price jump in all of New England, up to $196,250, an 18.9 percent increase year-over-year ($165,000 in February 2012). Vermont transactions are also up 10.6 percent compared to this time last year. RE/MAX of New England Executive Vice President and Regional Director Dan Breault says buyers hesitant to list their homes before spring are creating bidding wars in some pockets of New England as buyers compete to purchase a home.   ‘ Sellers are still a little reluctant to list their home, forcing inventory to decrease as sellers wait for the temperature to rise and spring to set in,’ Breault said. ‘ The New England market is starting to see median prices uptick, as buyers are in bidding wars for the limited properties on the market. It’ s apparent that homeownership continues to be an important milestone for most Americans.’The RE/MAX of New England February Monthly Housing Report indicates that the current trend of an improving housing market continues throughout the early months of 2013. For the first time in months, median prices are increasing instead of staying flat year-over-year.While Vermont saw the largest increase in median price, it was followed by Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island. In addition to median prices, units sold and pending sales are also up, while inventory is down 20 percent, year-over-year.last_img read more

Embrion to Assist Technip on North Sea Project

first_imgAn Aberdeen-based oil and gas consultancy has won a contract estimated to be worth six-figures to assist a major energy company on a North Sea project.Embrion, which is based in Westhill, and works with a number of oil giants in the city, has been selected as the safety coaching provider for Technip during work to develop the subsea infrastructure on the Quad 204 project.The specialist consultancy, which delivers tailored training packages, has deployed a team of six safety coaches to train employees on the various vessels involved in delivering the project in the North sea.The expert team will assist Technip to maintain and enhance the safety performance as part of the Quad 204 project to replace the existing Schiehallion production facility with a new purpose built Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel.Operations director of Embrion, Jim McGovern, said: “We are already undertaking a number of safety coaching and training projects in the North Sea and Canada, but this three year project is our largest single project due to its size and complexity. It shows Embrion’s growing role as a major player in delivering safety solutions for the oil and gas sector.”UK QHSE manager at Technip, John Colley, said: “Embrion has already started supporting the offshore teams and we are starting to see the benefits. As an organisation they have been very responsive to our needs, often at short notice, which is very valuable as our projects can be fluid in their delivery.”Embrion is run by internationally respected professor of psychology and business consultant, Dr Jonathan Passmore, and former Royal Marine, Jim McGovern who has an experienced background in health and safety in the energy and construction industries.The specialist company, brings the science of psychology to the practice of business performance and safety, focusing on people and their behaviours to help individuals and teams to reflect, learn and develop.[mappress]Press Release, September 23, 2013last_img read more

Health officers to ensure food safety at WCMF

first_img Sharing is caring! 6 Views   no discussions Share Photo credit: pasco.ifas.ufl.eduEnvironmental Health officers have implemented a “zero tolerance” policy for unhealthy food practices this festive season.On the Healthy Environment Health people Program, senior food officer in Tassie Thomas noted that food must be prepared “safely” for public consumption. “Serve your food the best possible way so that nobody comes down sick after eating your food,” she said.An issue of concern during the festive season is that of persons mixing all the serving utensils in one container of water.According to Thomas, this serves as a formula for food poisoning.“I don’t know where persons learn these things. You cannot have seven different dishes and have the seven different serve tools in one container of water, into which you immerse these tools after serving the food to somebody”.“This is a perfect recipe for food poisoning because you are using cold water to immerse these implements, and that is the very right temperature for microorganisms to grow very quickly and multiply and contaminate the tools”.She said apart from food poisoning this practice can also cause allergic reactions.Her advice, “get foil wrapping and have every one of the tools foiled up nicely. Do not use the same spoon that you use to serve up the crab callalou to serve the stew chicken. Every dish should have their separate serving equipment”.As far as these containers of water; “we won’t allow it” she commented.Health officers will be on site at the World Creole Music Festival from 26th to 28th October conducting inspections.Dominica Vibes News Sharecenter_img LocalNews Health officers to ensure food safety at WCMF by: – October 25, 2012 Share Tweetlast_img read more

Kailyn Nash gets hot down the stretch, helping Big Red girls edge Mona Shores 55-50

first_img Bestseller (124) Share Report a problem This item is… $14.99 $0.00 Muskegon’s Tylea Russell. Photo/Leo Valdez Other Muskegon’s No. 12 McKynna Sims tries to hold the possession as Megan DeLong goes for the steal. Photo/Leo Valdez By Andrew JohnsonLocalSportsJournal.comNORTON SHORES – The Muskegon girls basketball team showed off its depth in a thrilling 55-50 road victory over Mona Shores on Friday might.Muskegon’s No. 10 Kailyn Nash blocks Brooklyn McLemore. Photo/Leo ValdezSome fans may have expected the Big Reds to fold up after their leading scorer, DeShonna Day, was limited to just over one minute of action in the fourth quarter, and fouled out with 3:24 remaining.But Kailyn Nash was still in the game, and more than picked up the slack, scoring nine of the final 16 points for Muskegon.Her efforts helped the Big Reds overcome a 41-39 deficit and outscore the Sailors 16-9 over the final 4:49, to seal up the O-K Black Conference victory.“I think I already knew how tough my girls could be,” said Muskegon Coach Paris Thomas. “But they amaze me in how they never give up. I admire what they did tonight.”Nash said she started shooting down the stretch because her coach told her to do it.“I just had to make some shots,” she said. “I was passing it,  but coach said to shoot it, so I shot it.”The competitive fourth quarter wasn’t a surprise, because the teams were pretty even throughout the night.Mona Shores led 11-8 after one quarter, behind four points from Riley Rosenthal. Day led the Big Reds with four points in the opening eight minutes.Muskegon led 22-20 at halftime after outscoring Mona Shores 14-9 in the second quarter. Day scored five points in the second frame.The two teams finished the third quarter tied at 33-33. Olivia Sobczak had nine points in the third quarter for Mona Shores.Brook LeRoux did her best to keep the Sailors in the game during the fourth quarter, scoring 10 points over the final eight minutes, but ultimately the Sailors fell short.Nash led all scorers with 21 points on the night while Day totaled 11. 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