Wait! Before we say goodbye to our old friend 2013 and hello to 2014, let’s take a moment to reflect, shall we? Of all the shows that opened on Broadway this year, we want to know which one was your favorite: Did you lose it during Vanya star Kristine Nielsen’s Maggie Smith impression? Feel the “Joy of the Lord” with Hands on a Hardbody showstopper Keala Settle? Cry on your Trip to Bountiful with Tony winner Cicely Tyson? Find your “Corner of the Sky” with the high-flying cast of Pippin? Get Lucky with Tom Hanks? Go on a dream date with the Gentleman Caller in The Glass Menagerie? Eat tuna and mayonnaise with Tom Sturridge in Orphans? Have a ball with Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana in Cinderella? (We could go on. Oh trust us, we could go on.) Click below to vote for your favorite Broadway show of the year! View Comments
The Merriam city council on Monday generally agreed on the wording of a nondiscrimination ordinance which would provide legal protections for LGBTQ residents and employees. The council heard the first reading of the ordinance, which was drafted by city attorney Nicole Proulx Aiken, during its meeting Monday. The ordinance will come back to the council for consideration at a date yet to be determined.Register to continue
PMDS to team up with General Practice Section April 1, 2007 Regular News Quality of Life and Career Committee ending its run PMDS to team up with General Practice Section Recommendations to terminate a Bar committee and have one section merged by another have been ratified by the Bar Board of Governors.The board, also on the recommendation of the Program Evaluation Committee, has approved the permanent creation of The Florida Bar/Florida Medical Association Committee on Physician-Attorney Relations and exploration of how the Code and Rules of Evidence Committee can have a more effective legislative presence.PEC Chair Gwynne Young said a subcommittee had studied the Quality of Life and Career Committee and concluded that it should be ended at the start of the 2007-08 Bar year.She noted the committee hasn’t been achieving its mission or objectives over the past few years, has had low attendance at seminars, hasn’t published its Stresslines column in the Bar News in some time, and generally has had five or fewer members attend its meetings.“This committee isn’t functioning effectively any more and it’s appropriate to terminate it,” Young said. The board unanimously approved that recommendation.PEC has also been studying the Practice Management and Development Section, including whether it should be reconstituted as a Bar committee or merged into the General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Section.“There was a strong sense from the PMD Section that a committee is not where they should go,” Young said.Board members Richard Tanner and Jesse Diner talked with PMD at the Midyear Meeting while Young communicated with the General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Section, and the two agreed conceptually to the merger, she said.The board ratified PEC’s recommendation to terminate the PMDS as a Bar section effective July 1, and to approve the concept of the merger with the details to come at the board’s March meeting, which was taking place as this News went to press.On the physician-attorney relations committee, Young said the PEC had ironed out details for the new panel with the Florida Medical Association. The committee will have eight members, four from each profession, and will tentatively meet four times a year, twice at FMA venues and twice at Bar venues.The committee’s mission is “to explore areas of commonality between the two professions; to create a forum for the development and exchange of ideas on issues that affect both professions; to continue to promote mutual respect, understanding, cooperation, and good relations between Florida attorneys and physicians; and to work to find opportunities to positively impact the medico-legal status of Floridians through public service projects.”Any recommendations for projects or programs made by the committee would need approval by both organizations before they are carried out. The Bar is expected to contribute around $9,400 to the committee’s annual budget.Young said the Code and Rules of Evidence Committee is concerned with its effectiveness in lobbying the legislature over changes to the evidence code. She said the committee is different from other rules committees in that it generally makes changes to the evidence code to conform to statutory changes passed by the legislature in F.S. Ch. 90, and any changes it suggests are sent to the legislature, not the Supreme Court.The committee, faced with the necessity of quickly responding to proposed bills in the legislature, sought a more streamlined way to get Bar approval of legislative positions. “They feel they cannot move their agenda forward and they have not gotten the support they need on lobbying issues,” Young said.The PEC will set up a subcommittee, comprised of members of the PEC and the Board’s Legislation Committee, to explore alternatives.
In the second set, Minnesota and Indiana went back and forth in a very competitive battle. Minnesota took an early 5-2 lead after some errors by Indiana and two kills by Morgan.Indiana fought back, tying the set at eight; both teams went back-and-forth from there, leading to a 12-12 score. Minnesota then took charge, scoring five straight points, which put them ahead 17-12. “I think we all came together, and we were all working together,” Morgan said.The Hoosiers fought back, but it wasn’t enough to top the Gophers as they went on to win the set 25-19. Rollins led the set with five kills. “[Winning the set] was a combo of everybody feeling great energy and great effort,” Morgan said.Everything went Minnesota’s way in the final set, as they took a dominating 7-2 lead. Indiana again pushed back, but after a Samedy kill set by Seliger-Swenson, the Gophers led 13-8. Minnesota then went on an 8-2 run, putting them ahead 21-10.A powerful spike by Morgan closed out the match for the Gophers, winning the final set 25-14. Rollins had six kills in the final set and Morgan finished the game hitting .923 with 12 kills of 13 attempts. “As difficult as these experiences are, at times, I think they’re really good opportunities for growth,” McCutcheon said.The Gophers will travel to Evanston, Illinois on Wednesday to play Northwestern. Gophers continue Big Ten dominance in fourth straight sweepThe Gophers won their fourth straight Big Ten matchup Saturday against the Indiana Hoosiers in Bloomington, Indiana.Jack RodgersOutside hitter Alexis Hart jumps to set the ball at the Maturi Pavilion on Wednesday, Sept. 19. The Gophers defeated Penn State for their Big Ten opener in straight sets. David MullenOctober 1, 2018Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintNo. 6 Minnesota (10-2, 4-0 Big Ten) continued its Big Ten sweep streak as the Gophers downed Indiana (11-4, 2-2 Big Ten) Saturday in Bloomington, Indiana in three straight sets.“In this conference, road wins are a big deal, so I was just really happy with the way they battled on the road,” Gophers coach Hugh McCutcheon said. The Gophers’ win was a total team performance as redshirt junior Taylor Morgan, freshman Adanna Rollins, sophomore Stephanie Samedy and junior Alexis Hart all had double-digit kills.“Having a lot of people getting it done at the net is important,” McCutcheon said. Senior setter Samantha Seliger-Swenson set up the offense with 36 sets and 13 digs.“Her sets are so good,” Rollins said. “She’s so good at spreading the offense around.”In the first set, the Gophers looked ready to blow the Hoosiers away. Minnesota was ahead 12-6 in the first set after two powerful kills by Morgan. The Gophers extended their lead to 17-10 after three commanding kills by outside hitter Hart.The Gophers looked as if they were going to close out the set when they were ahead 23-13, but the Hoosiers wouldn’t back down and scored eight straight points.Minnesota closed out and took the final two points. They went ahead 1-0 in the match.“We might have gotten rattled a little bit by the crowd, but I think we focused on our side and that helped us get our momentum back,” Rollins said. Samedy was a dominating force in the first set with five kills and hitting .500.
New Zealand Herald:Convinced nothing can beat your mum’s Sunday roast or grandmother’s apple pie? You’re probably right.Food that we believe has been prepared with tender loving care always tastes better, according to scientists.So if your friends and family constantly impress you with their culinary delights, it probably says as much about your relationship with them as it does about their prowess in the kitchen.Researchers looking into human experience found that our experience of a physical sensation, such as taste, is affected by how we perceive the person administering it.In another example, the psychologists, from the University of Maryland, also found that patients in hospital felt less pain during procedures when they were carried out by a sweet-natured nurse.Read the whole story: New Zealand Herald More of our Members in the Media >
The Huffington Post: In general, what goes around comes around. If you’re nice to people, good things come your way, but if you’re jagoff, look out (or, as I like to say, “don’t put shit on a boomerang.”) These expectations make sense in social situations, where people can retaliate or return favors, and where reputation matters. But, as I explain in chapter 7 of my new book, The 7 Laws of Magical Thinking, we expect the universe to play by the same rules — to manifest karma. And new research indicates that when we want something from the universe, we’ll invest in karma by doing a good deed.People learn from an early age that good deeds are rewarded and bad deeds are punished. If you help your mom, you get a hug, and if you steal a cookie, you go to your room. This is objective pattern recognition. And we’re also motivated to believe in comeuppance.Read the whole story: The Huffington Post More of our Members in the Media >
The New York Times:WHEN I learned last week about the discovery of an early human relative deep in a cave in South Africa, I had many questions. Obviously, they had dug up a fellow primate, but of what kind?The fabulous find, named Homo naledi, has rightly been celebrated for both the number of fossils and their completeness. It has australopithecine-like hips and an ape-size brain, yet its feet and teeth are typical of the genus Homo.…News reports spoke of a “new ancestor,” even a “new human species,” assuming a ladder heading our way, whereas what we are actually facing when we investigate our ancestry is a tangle of branches. There is no good reason to put Homo naledi on the branch that produced us. Nor does this make the discovery any less interesting.Read the whole story: The New York Times More of our Members in the Media >
In a report into baa’s charging regime, the commission proposed tough action against the airport operator if its standards of service did not improve. The regime for penalising BAA for poor performance based on service quality rebates paid to the airlines must be ‘extended and strengthened’, it said. At the same time, the commission allowed BAA to levy higher charges on airlines to fund £3.5bn of planned capital expenditure. It proposes that passenger charges should be capped at £10.96 at Heathrow, up from £9.26, and £5.48 at Gatwick, up from £4.91. The regulators’ proposal implies a reduction in operating cashflows of about £150m a year.This has blown a hole in plans by Ferrovial, BAA’s new owner, to refinance £9.3bn of the airport operator’s debts. The consortium controlled by the Spanish construction groupl, which paid £16.3bn, including debts, for BAA in June 2006 in a highly leveraged bid, was forced to tell the market that its refinancing programme was in trouble.Stephen Nelson, the chief executive of BAA, said: ‘We see little in the Competition Commission’s report which delivers the incentives to transform the airports. ‘Nor do we believe that the commission recognises the scale and nature of the challenges we face in seeking to deliver a step change in the passenger experience.’
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