Watch Matilda Standout Ryan Steele Jump on the Bed in Just His Underwear (That’s All You Need to Know)

first_imgLet’s just say what everyone is thinking: Matilda’s Ryan Steele has got buns of steel! Are we right or are we right? The Broadway hoofer, who made fans get up and dance as Specs in Newsies and is now frolicking around Crunchem Hall in Matilda, is featured in a fun new video series called #sharethemattress. Created by choreographer Larry Keigwan (off-Broadway’s Rent), the series highlights the 10th anniversary season of Keigwan + Company at The Joyce Theatre in NYC, running October 29 to November 3. Steele is also jumping (in bed!) for joy because his film, Five Dances, opens in theaters on October 4. But enough with all these words, go ahead and check out sexy dancer do his thing in the clip below! Matilda View Comments Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 1, 2017last_img read more


first_imgArcheryThe archery range is at 11 Hap Arnold Blvd. in Building 34. For more information on membership and fees, call 570-615-7092 or visit’s LakeSpend a day fishing at Barney’s Lake. Free fishing passes are available at the Mack Fitness and Recreation Center or the One Stop Shop. To receive a fishing pass, you must have a registered Pennsylvania fishing license with a trout stamp. A limited number of passes are available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call 570-615-5782 or visit and Recreation CenterThe Mack Fitness and Recreation Center, at 11 Hap Arnold Blvd. in Building 34, features cardio equipment; basketball, volleyball and racquetball courts; a dry sauna; tanning beds; and an aqua massager. For more information, call 570-615-7092 or visit Stop ShopThe One Stop Shop has it all — souvenirs, books, DVDs, tickets, trips and more. The shop’s library offers free books and DVDs. New-release DVDs are available for a rental fee. The souvenir shop has gifts and apparel for purchase. Tickets for amusement parks (local and regional), movie theaters, golf, local sports games and special events are also available at the shop. The shop is at 11 Hap Arnold Blvd. in Bay 3 of Building 2. For more information, call 570-615-8851 or visit LodgingTobyhanna Villas has vacation homes for your Poconos adventures. All vacation homes include a comfortable living room with an executive desk and an iMac computer. Each has a full kitchen with a refrigerator, a stove, a microwave, plates, pans, cups and utensils. Enjoy free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a large, outdoor patio deck and central air conditioning. For more information, call 570-615-6343 or visit CenterThe Check It Out Center, at 11 Hap Arnold Blvd. in Building 34, has a variety of items for rent, including party gear, tools and more. For more information, call 570-615-7092 or visit read more

Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo! Get a Fantasy Sneak Peek of Idina Menzel and Billy Porter in the New Cinderella Movie Musical

first_imgIdina Menzel as the evil stepmother, Billy Porter as the fairy godmother and Camila Cabello as Cinderella (Illustration by Ryan Casey for Billy Porter Star Files View Commentscenter_img Cinderella stories are always in vogue and the appetite for audiences to see the actual story of Cinderella seems hotter than ever. For over two hundred years the story of a downtrodden girl who finds her prince at the ball has been seen on stages around the world; most recently, Broadway played host to the Rodgers and Hammerstein adaptation from 2013 to 2015 and Andrew Lloyd Webber has announced his own version, likely to premiere in 2020. And that’s without mentioning the countless movies. Here, illustrator Ryan Casey pays tribute to the latest Cinderella to hit our news feed, an original modern movie musical which will star singer/songwriter Camila Cabello opposite two of our favorite Tony Award winners: Idina Menzel (Frozen, Wicked) returning to her witchy ways as the evil stepmother and recent Emmy winner Billy Porter (Kinky Boots, Pose) as the fairy godmother of our fantasies. The shoe fits for both of these super-talents to nail these iconic roles. The only bad side is the we have to wait until 2021 to cheer them on! Idina Menzellast_img read more

Tom Huebner named Rutland Chamber Business Leader of the Year 2017

first_imgRutland Regional Medical Center,Vermont Business Magazine The Rutland Region Chamber of Commerce has chosen Tom Huebner, President & CEO of the Rutland Regional Medical Center, the “Business Leader of the Year 2017.” The award will be presented at the Chamber’s Annual Meeting (sponsored by GE-Rutland) on Thursday, October 19 (5pm) at The Paramount Theatre in Rutland. During Huebner’s tenure, the Rutland Region Medical Center has grown into the County’s largest employer with over 1,600 employees. “Tom has been an integral part of the business community since he took over the helm of the Rutland Regional Medical Center in 1997. Over the past 27 years there have been significant changes to the health care industry and Tom has always had the needs of the Rutland Region first” said Mary Cohen, Executive Director of the Rutland Region Chamber of Commerce.Huebner and the Rutland Regional Medical Center have received over 20 national awards and recognition that support the unwavering commitment to being the best community health care system in New England.“Tom has really taken the lead on great collaboration initiatives with many local organizations to ensure the best practices are in place for proactive measures in keeping our communities as healthy as they can be” said Cohen.Tom Huebner was nominated for this award by Peg Bolgioni, Communications Specialist and Brian Kerns, Vice President of Human Resources, on behalf of Rutland Regional Medical Center.Tom’s accomplishments throughout his 27 years as a leader and President & CEO of Rutland Regional Medical Center, Vermont’s largest community hospital, are well documented. What many do not realize is his tireless effort in transforming the culture at the hospital. At every level and with every employee, he has championed a workplace of collaboration and cooperation.He recognized that in order for the hospital to be successful, and affect patient outcomes positively, there needed to be an engaged and supported staff.  As evidence of success, while under Tom’s leadership, the hospital has had opportunities to celebrate many milestones of improvement from patient satisfaction and employee engagement scores, financial strength, to industry awards and recognition. In fact, the hospital has been awarded over 20 industry awards and recognitions the past two years alone. This includes the much coveted Magnet Nursing Excellence Status, twice, and more recently, the US News & World Report’s “Best Regional Hospital” ranking the only one in the state to receive this recognition. According to Peg Bolgioni, Communications Specialist and Brian Kerns, Vice President of Human ResourcesTom’s current associations include membership in the American College of Health Care Executives, Chairman of the Rutland Area Community Services and Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems, Board member of the American Hospital Association, Governance Committee and Board of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont, the Vermont Business Roundtable Board, OneCare, CHAC (Community Health Payment Systems), VNA & Hospice as well as various other civic organizations.Other highlights of the Chamber’s Annual Meeting include keynote speaker Bill Shouldice, CEO, Vermont Teddy Bear/Vermont Chamber Foundation Chair; unveiling of the much anticipated Regional Marketing Initiative; recognition of the Rutland County Rising Stars and the vision for the Chamber moving forward.There will also be great food catered by Roots The Restaurant and networking.The cost to attend the meeting is $20 per person.  A RSVP is appreciated by going to is external), by emailing: sends e-mail) or calling 802-773-2747.Source: Rutland Region Chamber of Commerce 10.6.2017last_img read more

Over 130 iconic landmarks to be illuminated to support Stand Up To Cancer’s sixth live telecast

first_imgIn Canada, the 3D TORONTO sign; Calgary Tower and Reconciliation Bridge in Calgary; High Level Bridge in Edmonton; Sails of Light and BC Place Stadium in Vancouver; and the London Convention Center in London, Ontario will join Niagara Falls and Peace Bridge in lighting up for Stand Up To Cancer.”We are honored to have our ten years of impact recognized by so many iconic landmarks across the U.S. and Canada,” said Sung Poblete, president and CEO of Stand Up To Cancer. “Illuminating buildings in SU2C’s signature colors across both countries brilliantly symbolizes our emphasis on collaboration and teamwork in SU2C’s life-saving research.”Bradley Cooper, Academy Award®-nominated actor, will return as co-executive producer of the telecast along with the renowned live-event producing team Done + Dusted, working again with the Stand Up To Cancer production team, after a successful partnership for the 2016 show. Other stars joining the telecast(link is external) include Jennifer Garner, Ed Helms, Ken Jeong, Matthew McConaughey, Trevor Noah, Dak Prescott, Keith Urban, and Reese Witherspoon.The telecast will broadcast live from The Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, CA. As in years past, ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC, along with American Heroes Channel, AT&T AUDIENCE Network, Bloomberg TV, Bravo, Destination America, Discovery Family, Discovery Life, E!, EPIX, Escape, ESPNEWS, FM, Freeform, FS2, FXM, FYI, Galavision, Great American Country, HBO, HBO Latino, ION Television, Jewish Life TV, Laff, Logo, MTV2, Nat Geo WILD, REELZ, SHOWTIME,Smithsonian Channel, STARZ, STARZ ENCORE, STARZ ENCORE ESPAÑOL, TNT, Univision Puerto Rico, and WGN America are donating one hour of simultaneous commercial-free primetime for the telecast, with additional networks to be announced. Following the live broadcast, the telecast will be available to stream via and the Comedy Central app, as well as its VOD partners. Aspire TV will air the Stand Up To Cancer telecast on Saturday, Sept. 8at 8:00 AM-9:00 AM ET/PT / 10:00 AM CT. The entire telecast will also stream live on SU2C’s Facebook page and PeopleTV, as well as stream live and on-demand on Hulu and SU2C’s YouTube page. For the third time, Stand Up To Cancer Canada will simultaneously broadcast a Canada-inclusive telecast across four major English-language Canadian broadcasters: CBC, Citytv, CTV, and Global, as well as Canadian services AMI, A.Side, BBC Earth, CHCH, CHEK, Cottage Life, Fight Network, Game TV, HIFI, Hollywood Suite, Love Nature, Makeful, NTV, OUTtv, Smithsonian Channel Canada, T+E, and YES TV. In addition, the show will stream live on the CBC TV App,, CBS All Access, CTV GO and, Global GO and, and will be available on-demand on TELUS Optik TV in Canada. Buildings and landmarks to be illuminated in honor of Stand Up To Cancer include:United StatesAlabama-       Birmingham City Hall, Birmingham, will light up red on Sept. 7-       The Crescent Building, Birmingham, will light up red on Sept. 7-       Hoover City Hall, Hoover, will light up orange on Sept. 7Arizona –          Chandler City Hall, Chandler, will light up red on Sept. 7-          Tucson City Hall, Tucson, will light up orange on Sept. 7Arkansas                            –          Big Dam Bridge, Little Rock, will light up red from Sept. 4-7-          Union Plaza Building, Little Rock, will light up red from Sept. 5-7California                           –          140 New Montgomery, San Francisco, will light up on Sept. 7-          Capitol Records Building, Los Angeles, will light up red, orange and yellow from Sept. 4-7-          City of Hope Hospital, Duarte, will light up red on Sept. 7-          Clock Tower Building, Santa Monica, will light up red and orange from Sept. 3-7-          Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, will light up red, orange and yellow from Sept. 3-7-          The Pacific Wheel at Pacific Park, Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, will light up red, orange and yellow on Sept. 7-          Pylons at Los Angeles Airport, Los Angeles, will light up red, orange and yellow on Sept. 7Connecticut                                    –          Chase Building, Waterbury, will light up red on Sept. 7-          Stilts Building, Hartford, will light up red on Sept. 7-          Waterbury City Hall, Waterbury, will light up red on Sept. 7Delaware                            –          Delaware Governor’s Mansion, Dover, will light up red on Sept. 7Florida-          Amway Center, Orlando, will light up orange on Sept. 7-          Astrogenesis II, Orlando, will light up orange on Sept. 7-          CityPlace, West Palm Beach, will light up orange Sept. 1-30-          Global Convergence, Orlando, will light up orange on Sept. 7-          ICON Orlando, Orlando, will light up red, orange and yellow on Sept. 7 –          Lake Eola Fountain, Orlando, will light up orange on Sept. 7-          Miami Tower, Miami, will light up orange on Sept. 7-          Orlando Sign, Orlando will light up orange on Sept. 7            –          Take Flight, Orlando, will light up orange on Sept. 7  –          Theater of Lebanon, Orlando, will light up orange on Sept. 7 –          Tower of Light, Orlando, will light up orange on Sept. 7-          Union, Orlando, will light up orange on Sept. 7Hawaii                                –          Aloha Tower, Honolulu, will light up red, yellow and orange from Sept. 4-7Idaho                                 –          Eighth & Main, Boise, will light up red, orange, and yellow on Sept. 7-          US Bank Building, Boise, will light up red, orange and yellow on Sept. 7Illinois                               –          Centennial Wheel at Navy Pier, Chicago, will light up orange on Sept. 7 –          Crain Communications Building, Chicago, will light up in red, orange and yellow from Sept. 4-7-          Wrigley Building, Chicago, will light up red, orange and yellow from Sept. 6-7Indiana                               –          Indiana Power and Light Building, Indianapolis, will light up red, orange and yellow on Sept. 7-          Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Bridge, Fort Wayne, will light up red, orange and yellow on Sept. 7Kansas                               –          Lied Center of Kansas, Lawrence, will light up orange on Sept. 7-          Flint Hills Discovery Center, Manhattan, will light up red, orange and yellow on Sept. 7Maine-          Portland City Hall, Portland, will light up red on Sept. 7Maryland                            –          Baltimore City Hall Dome, Baltimore, will light up red from Sept. 7-8Massachusetts                               –          Boston City Hall, Boston, will light up red and on Sept. 7-          Cambridge City Hall, Cambridge, will light up yellow on Sept. 7-          Kenneth F. Burns Memorial Bridge, Worcester, will light up red on Sept. 5-          Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge, Boston, will light up red on Sept. 7Minnesota                          –          I-35W St. Anthony Falls Bridge, Minneapolis, will light up red, orange and yellow on Sept. 7-          The Lowry Avenue Bridge, Minneapolis, will light up red, orange and yellow on Sept. 7 Missouri                             –          James S. McDonnell Planetarium, St. Louis, will light up red on Sept. 7Nebraska                            –          WoodmenLife Center, Omaha, will light up orange on Sept. 7Nevada                               –          High Roller Observation Wheel, Las Vegas, will light up on Sept. 7New York                           –          1515 Broadway, New York, will light up orange on Sept. 7-          Barclay Damon Tower, Syracuse, will light up red on Sept. 7-          Buffalo Niagara Convention Center, Buffalo, will light up red on Sept. 7-          Electric Tower, Buffalo, will light up red on Sept. 7-          Helmsley Building, New York, will light up from Sept. 4-7-          Mid-Hudson Bridge, Poughkeepsie, will light up red and orange on Sept. 6-          New York Stock Exchange, New York, will light up orange on Sept. 7-          Rochester City Hall, Rochester, will light up red from Sept. 4-7-          Rundell Library, Rochester, will light on Sept. 6-          Tonawanda City Hall, Tonawanda, will light up red on Sept. 7 North Carolina                                –          Romare Bearden Park, Charlotte, will light up in red on Sept. 7Ohio                                   –          City Hall of Cleveland, Cleveland, will light up red on Sept. 7 –          Rock & Roll hall of Fame, Cleveland, will light up red and yellow on Sept. 7-          Terminal Tower, Cleveland, will light up red on Sept. 7Oklahoma                          –          320 South Boston Building, Tulsa, Oklahoma will light up red from Sept. 4-7-          Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory, Oklahoma City, will light up red on Sept. 7-          Skydance Bridge, Oklahoma City, will light up red and orange on Sept. 7Oregon                               –          Union Street Railroad Bridge, Salem, will light up red from Sept. 4-7Pennsylvania                                 –          Allentown City Hall, Allentown, will light up red from Sept. 4-7-          Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, will light up red, orange and yellow Sept. 7-          Cira Tower, Philadelphia, will light up on Sept. 7-          FMC Tower, Philadelphia, will light up on Sept. 7-          Highmark at Fifth Avenue Place, Pittsburgh, will light up on Sept. 7-          One Liberty Place, Philadelphia, will light up on Sept. 7-          The Benjamin Franklin Bridge, Philadelphia, will light up on Sept. 7Rhode Island                      –          Pawtucket River Bridge, Pawtucket, will light up orange from Sept. 5-9South Dakota                                 –          Main Street Square, Rapid City, will light up red on Sept. 5Texas                                 –          Bank of America Plaza, Dallas, will light up red, orange and yellow on Sept. 7-          Downtown El Paso Railroad Arches, El Paso, will light up on Sept. 7-          Frost Bank Tower, San Antonio, will light up white on Sept. 7 –          Houston City Hall, Houston, will light up red, orange and yellow from Sept. 4-7-          Missouri Bridge, El Paso, will light up on Sept. 7-          Omni Dallas Hotel, Dallas, will light up with the Stand Up To Cancer logo on Sept. 7-          Prospect Bridge, El Paso, will light up red, orange and yellow on Sept. 7-          Renaissance Tower, Dallas, will light up red, orange and yellow on Sept. 7Tennessee                          –          The Block, Chattanooga, will light up red, orange and yellow on Sept. 7-          City Hall in Murfreesboro, Murfreesboro, will light up red from Sept. 4-7-          The Island in Pigeon Forge, Pigeon Forge, will light up on Sept. 7-          The Parthenon, Nashville, will light up red on Sept. 7-          State Capitol Cupola, Nashville, will light up red from Sept. 7-10Vermont                             –          Bennington Battle Monument, Bennington, will light up white on Sept. 7Virginia                              –          Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, Virginia Beach, will light up red from Sept. 4-7-          Science Museum of Virginia, Richmond, will light up red on Sept. 7 West Virginia                                 –          The West Virginia Building, Huntington, will light up red on Sept. 7Wisconsin                          –          Milwaukee County Historical Society, Milwaukee, will light up red, orange and yellow on Sept. 7-          Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory (The Domes), Milwaukee, will light up red from Sept. 7-9-          Overture Arts Center for the Arts, Madison, will light up red on Sept. 4, yellow on Sept. 5, orange on Sept. 6, and on Sept. 7 it will be red, yellow and orange-          Pfister Hotel, Milwaukee, will light up red on Sept. 7Washington                                    –          Seattle Great Wheel, Seattle, will light up red on Sept. 7Washington D.C.                –          The Capital Wheel will light up red on Sept. 7                                   CanadaAlberta-          Calgary Tower, Calgary, will light up red, yellow and orange on Sept. 7-          Olympic Plaza, Calgary, will light up red on Sept. 7-          High Level Bridge, Edmonton, will light up red, orange and yellow on Sept. 7-          Reconciliation Bridge, Calgary, will light up orange on Sept. 7-          Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, Calgary, will light up red on Sept. 7-          Telus Spark, Calgary, will light up orange on Sept. 7British Columbia-          BC Place, Vancouver, will light up red, orange and yellow on Sept. 5-          City Hall in Maple Ridge, Maple Ridge, will light up red on Sept. 7-          City Hall of North Vancouver, North Vancouver, will light up red on Sept. 7-          Civic Plaza, Surrey, will light up red, orange and yellow on Sept. 7-          Fitzsimmons Bridge, Whistler, will light up red on Sept. 7-          Port Coquitlam City Hall, Port Coquitlam, will light up red on Sept. 7-          Sails of Light, Vancouver, will light up red, orange and yellow on Sept. 7-          South Okanagan Events Centre, Penticton, will light up red on Sept. 7-          Vancouver Convention Centre, Vancouver, will light up orange on Sept. 7Manitoba-          Forks Market Canopy, Winnipeg, will light up red on Sept. 4Nova Scotia-          City Hall of Prince Edward Island, Prince Edward Island, will light up red on Sept. 7-          Halifax City Hall, Halifax, will light up red, yellow and orange from Sept. 4-7 Ontario-          195 Dufferin building, London, will light up red on Sept. 7-          3D TORONTO Sign, Toronto, will light up red, orange and yellow on Sept. 7-          Brant Street Pier, Burlington, will light up red on Sept. 7-          City Hall of London, London, will light up red, orange and yellow on Sept. 7-          CN Tower, Toronto, will light up red, orange and yellow on Sept. 7-          London Convention Center, London, will light up red, orange and yellow on Sept. 7-          London Life Building, London, will light up red, orange and yellow on Sept. 7-          Niagara Falls, Niagara Falls, will light up red and orange on Sept. 7-          Peace Bridge will light up red and yellow on Sept. 7-          Port Credit Lighthouse, Mississauga, will light up red on Sept. 6-          Skylon Tower, Niagara Falls, will light up orange on Sept. 7-          Toronto City Hall, Toronto, will light up red and orange on Sept. 7Quebec-          Kipnes Lantern, National Arts Centre, Ottawa, will light up red, orange and yellow on Sept. 7The 2018 show is especially significant for SU2C, as it commemorates ten years of raising awareness and funds for innovative cancer research that is helping save lives now.To date, more than $480 million has been pledged in support of SU2C’s innovative cancer research programs. The organization has brought together more than 1,500 of the best scientists from over 180 leading institutions with an emphasis on collaborative, multidisciplinary teams that deliver new therapies and treatments to cancer patients. Scientists work together on Stand Up To Cancer’s 24 signature “Dream Teams,” among a total of 79 team science grants and awards, whose research is aimed at ending cancer’s reign as a leading cause of death worldwide. SU2C-funded researchers have planned, launched or completed more than 180 clinical trials involving over 12,000 patients.The results have been exceptional. In just 10 years, SU2C research has contributed to FDA approval of five new cancer therapies, including treatments for breast, ovarian, and pancreatic cancers and difficult-to-treat leukemias. Additional trial results have been submitted or are nearing completion for breast, colon, ovarian and prostate cancers and for metastatic melanoma. Stand Up To Cancer has provided substantial funding for the study of immunotherapy in the fight against cancer, and has advanced development of technologies using blood tests to identify cancers early, imaging to understand tumor progression, and precision medicine via new laboratory tools.SU2C’s wide-ranging scientific portfolio is overseen by a blue-ribbon scientific advisory committee chaired by Nobel Prize winner Phillip A. Sharp, Ph.D., Institute Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Most grants are administered by SU2C’s Scientific Partner, the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), the world’s first and largest professional organization dedicated to advancing cancer research.Other members of the SU2C Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) include Vice Chairs Raymond N. DuBois, M.D., Ph.D., dean, College of Medicine, and professor, Departments of Biochemistry and Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston; Lee J. Helman, M.D., professor, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, and director, Cancer Research Program, Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles; Arnold J. Levine, Ph.D., professor emeritus of systems biology at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey; and William G. Nelson, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center in Baltimore. The SU2C Canada Scientific Advisory Committee is co-chaired by Alan Bernstein O.C., O.Ont., Ph.D., FRSC president and chief executive officer of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) and Dr. Sharp. Projects are administered by AACR International-Canada and Stand Up To Cancer Canada.As SU2C’s founding donor, Major League Baseball has continued to annually provide both financial support and countless opportunities to build the Stand Up To Cancer movement by encouraging fans worldwide to get involved, most notably through its two largest global events – the MLB All-Star Game and the World Series. In addition to MLB, SU2C’s “Luminary” donors include Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research, and Mastercard. “Visionary” donors include CVS Health, Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, and the Sidney Kimmel Foundation.Additional major donors and collaborators include American Airlines, Merck, Rally Health, Inc., St. Baldrick’s Foundation, and Van Andel Research Institute. Other key supporters and collaborators include American Lung Association’s LUNG FORCE, Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Farrah Fawcett Foundation, Laura Ziskin Family Trust, LUNGevity Foundation, National Ovarian Cancer Coalition, Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance, Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer, and international collaborator Cancer Research UK.The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) are actively collaborating with SU2C Canada. CCS is also a collaborator in the inaugural Stand Up To Cancer Canada – Canadian Cancer Society Breast Cancer Dream Team, along with the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR). Collaborators in the inaugural Stand Up To Cancer Canada Cancer Stem Cell Dream Team include CIHR, Cancer Stem Cell Consortium, Genome Canada, and OICR. AstraZeneca Canada and MasterCard are the first corporate supporters of SU2C Canada.About Stand Up To Cancer STAND UP TO CANCER (SU2C) raises funds to accelerate the pace of research to get new therapies to patients quickly and save lives now. A division of the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), SU2C was established in 2008 by media and entertainment leaders who utilize these communities’ resources to engage the public in supporting a new, collaborative model of cancer research, to increase awareness about cancer prevention, and to highlight progress being made in the fight against the disease. As of April 2018, more than 1,500 scientists representing more than 180 institutions are involved in SU2C-funded research projects.Under the direction of our Scientific Advisory Committee, led by Nobel laureate Phillip A. Sharp, Ph.D., staff at SU2C and our Scientific Partner, the American Association for Cancer Research, SU2C implements rigorous competitive review processes to identify the best research proposals to recommend for funding, oversee grants administration, and ensure collaboration across research programs.Current members of the SU2C Council of Founders and Advisors (CFA) include Katie Couric, Sherry Lansing, Kathleen Lobb, Lisa Paulsen, Rusty Robertson, Sue Schwartz, Pamela Oas Williams, and Ellen Ziffren. The late Laura Ziskin and the late Noreen Fraser are also co-founders. Sung Poblete, Ph.D., R.N., serves as SU2C’s president and CEO.For more information on Stand Up To Cancer, visit is external).About the Entertainment Industry FoundationFounded in 1942, the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) is a multifaceted organization that occupies a unique place in the world of philanthropy. By mobilizing and leveraging the powerful voice and creative talents of the entertainment industry, as well as cultivating the support of organizations (public and private) and philanthropists committed to social responsibility, EIF builds awareness and raises funds, developing and enhancing programs on the local, national and global level that facilitate positive social change. For more information, visit is external).About the American Association for Cancer ResearchFounded in 1907, the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) is the world’s first and largest professional organization dedicated to advancing cancer research and its mission to prevent and cure cancer. AACR membership includes more than 40,000 laboratory, translational, and clinical researchers; population scientists; other health care professionals; and patient advocates residing in 120 countries. The AACR marshals the full spectrum of expertise of the cancer community to accelerate progress in the prevention, biology, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer by annually convening more than 30 conferences and educational workshops, the largest of which is the AACR Annual Meeting with more than 22,600 attendees. In addition, the AACR publishes eight prestigious, peer-reviewed scientific journals and a magazine for cancer survivors, patients, and their caregivers. The AACR funds meritorious research directly as well as in cooperation with numerous cancer organizations. As the Scientific Partner of Stand Up To Cancer, the AACR provides expert peer review, grants administration, and scientific oversight of team science and individual investigator grants in cancer research that have the potential for near-term patient benefit. The AACR actively communicates with legislators and other policymakers about the value of cancer research and related biomedical science in saving lives from cancer. For more information about the AACR, visit is external).Source: (link is external)LOS ANGELES and NEW YORK, Aug. 29, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — is external) Vermont Business Magazine More than 130 iconic buildings and landmarks across the United States and Canada, including the Bennington Battle Monument, will be illuminated in a show of support for the sixth biennial Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) “roadblock” telecast airing in both the US and Canada on Friday, Sept 7 (8:00–9:00 PM ET/PT, 7:00–8:00 PM CT). All will light up in a combination of SU2C’s signature colors: orange, red, yellow, gray or white.The New York Stock Exchange; Wrigley Building in Chicago; Niagara Falls; Peace Bridge connecting Buffalo and Fort Erie, Ontario; Helmsley Building in New York City; Capital Wheel outside Washington, D.C.; One Liberty Place, Cira Tower and FMC Tower in Philadelphia; and more are among the major U.S. buildings and landmarks lighting up in support of Stand Up To Cancer, which is commemorating 10 years of raising awareness and funds for groundbreaking cancer research that is saving lives now.last_img read more

Mass Participation Asia conference lands in Bangkok this April

first_imgHaving postponed the 2016 edition with respect to the passing of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, Asia’s leading mass participation sports conference, Mass Participation Asia (MPA), is confirmed for 3-4 April 2017 at the Centara Grand Convention Centre in Bangkok, Thailand. Riding on the success of its inaugural edition, MPA is expected to host over 200 delegates from around the world in its effort to foster collaboration and drive best practices within the industry.This year, MPA is themed ‘Inspiration from Beyond Mass Participation’ with a strong focus on what mass participation can learn from other sports and industries. Confirmed speakers so far include Victor Cui (ONE Championship), Neil Stewart (Facebook) and John Maclean amongst others.The conference will also feature two new initiatives: an innovation incubator and industry reports, where the former seeks to shake the industry up with new concepts and technology while the latter serves as a platform for industry leaders to share key insights and knowledge.Further details and Super Early Bird packages are now available through the MPA website. readers can use the code TRI17 for a 5% discount at Relatedlast_img read more

Public Policies, Made to Fit People

first_imgThe New York Times:I HAVE written here before about the potential gains to government from involving social and behavioral scientists in designing public policies. My enthusiasm comes in part from my experiences as an academic adviser to the Behavioral Insights Team created in Britain by Prime Minister David Cameron.Thus I was pleased to hear reports that the White House is building a similar initiative here in the United States. Maya Shankar, a cognitive scientist and senior policy adviser at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, is coordinating this cross-agency group, called the Social and Behavioral Science Team; it is part of a larger effort to use evidence and innovation to promote government performance and efficiency. I am among a number of academics who have shared ideas with the administration about how research findings in social and behavioral science can improve policy.Read the whole story: The New York Times More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

Proof there’s no shame in re-gifting this holiday

first_imgFortune:You may have reservations: re-gifting is a social taboo, and it’s potentially offensive to the giver. But in a study published in Psychological Science, researchers found that when it comes to re-gifting, those who receive the gift (and re-gift it) known as “receivers” overestimate the reactions of those who give the gifts known as “givers.” The researchers conclude: “Although receivers felt that givers were entitled to have a say in what happened to their gifts, givers felt that receivers were entitled to do whatever they liked with a gift. In short, the taboo against regifting was felt more strongly by receivers than by givers.”Read the whole story: Fortunelast_img read more

Emoticons help gauge school happiness level in young children

first_imgLinkedIn A simple new questionnaire based on emoticon-style facial expressions could help teachers and others who work with children as young as four to engage them on their happiness and wellbeing levels in the classroom.The How I Feel About My School questionnaire, designed by experts at the University of Exeter Medical School, is available to download for free. It uses emoticon-style faces with options of happy, ok or sad. It asks children to rate how they feel in seven situations including on the way to school, in the classroom and in the playground. It is designed to help teachers and others to communicate with very young children on complex emotions.The project was supported by the National Institute for Health Research Collaboration for Applied Health Research and Care South West Peninsula ( NIHR PenCLAHRC). Share on Facebook Email Sharecenter_img Pinterest Share on Twitter Professor Tamsin Ford, Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Exeter Medical School, led the design, involving children to give feedback on which style of questionnaire they could relate to best. She said: “When we’re carrying out research in schools, it can be really hard to meaningfully assess how very young children are feeling. We couldn’t find anything that could provide what we needed, so we decided to create something.”The questionnaire is now the subject of a paper in Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry. It finds that parents and teachers consistently score children’s happiness levels slightly higher than children score their own. The team consulted children to find a format that they could relate to and engage with. Once completed, the questionnaire has an easy scoring system, out of 14. An average score is around 11 or 12, with children who are encountering particular difficulties at school scoring lower. Those experiencing suspension or expulsion from school, for example, typically scored around eight or lower.The need arose from the Supporting Teachers and Children in Schools study, led by Professor Ford, which is analysing whether a course designed to improve teachers’ classroom management skills is effective. Professor Ford said: “We needed a simple way for children of all ages to tell us how they are feeling in relation to different areas of schooling. Our new resource makes that possible. More than 2,000 children in Devon have now completed the questionnaire. It has proved a very useful tool, and I hope schools will take advantage of this free resource to open up conversations with children in talking about their feelings and to give them a voice, particularly around key decisions that may affect them.”last_img read more

Two Cambodian children hospitalized with H5N1

first_imgCambodia’s health ministry today announced two more H5N1 avian flu cases, both in children, the hardest-hit group in that country so far.The patients are a 9-year-old boy from Battambang province and a 5-year-old girl from Kandal province, according to a joint statement today from Cambodia’s health ministry and the World Health Organization (WHO). The two new infections boost the country’s H5N1 total to 16 so far this year, of which 9 were fatal.Battambang province is in northwestern Cambodia, while Kandal province is in the southern part of the country. Both cases were confirmed by the Pasteur Institute in Cambodia.The boy first got sick with fever and vomiting on Jul 26 and was initially treated at home by health center staff, according to the statement. On Aug 2 after his condition worsened, his parents took him to a private clinic in the city of Battambang that referred him to a provincial hospital.On Aug 4 he was transferred to a hospital in Siem Reap, where he was treated with oseltamivir (Tamiflu) on Aug 9. He is in stable condition.An investigation into the source of his illness revealed that there were poultry deaths in the boy’s village and that he had carried sick birds from a cage for his sister to cook before he became ill.The girl from Kandal province got sick with a fever on Aug 1, prompting her parents to seek treatment at a local health center. The following day the girl was taken to a private clinic, but her condition worsened and on Aug 9 she was transferred to Kantha Bopha hospital, where oseltamivir treatment began the following day. She is in critical condition.Health authorities learned that there were recent poultry deaths in the girl’s village.Dr Mam Bunheng, the country’s health minister, said in the statement that H5N1 is a serious threat to Cambodia and that children are vulnerable, because they often take care of backyard poultry, treat them as pets, and play in areas where poultry are found. He urged parents to keep children away from sick or dead birds and to prevent them from playing with poultry.Teams from Cambodia’s health ministry are in the children’s villages to identify and monitor close contacts and to look for any links between any of Cambodia’s 16 cases this year.The new H5N1 cases raise the global total to 636 infections, including 377 deaths, the WHO said.Since 2005, Cambodia has had 37 H5N1 cases, 28 of which were fatal. Of the confirmed case-patients, 26 were younger than 14 years old, the WHO noted.Asymptomatic H5N1 detected in VietnamIn other H5N1 developments, researchers yesterday reported a subclinical H5N1 infection in a Vietnamese woman who was tested during contact investigation of a suspected case. The report details an investigation that took place in 2011 in the wake of a 40-year-old Vietnamese man’s illness and death from the disease.The team from Vietnam, the United Kingdom, and the Netherlands published its findings yesterday in Emerging Infectious Diseases.Subclinical H5N1 infections have been rare—one other similar case was reported from Pakistan in 2008. Scientists recently debated whether there are many or few undetected H5N1 cases, an issue that affects the case-fatality rate for the disease, which is currently thought to be high.When the Vietnamese man first got sick, authorities obtained throat swabs from four of his household members and a close contact. They were given oseltamivir, and none reported symptoms.The only contact that tested positive was the man’s 18-year-old daughter, who had slaughtered a chicken 6 days before officials obtained her throat sample. Her infection was confirmed by real-time polymerase chain reaction, virus isolation from the swab, and antibody detection. The authors noted that the patient received antiviral treatment while she was asymptomatic, which might explain why she remained symptom-free.Analysis showed that her H5N1 virus was from clade, which has become predominant in several Asian countries and has been become more prevalent in poultry, but not in people. Researchers said the findings in the woman raise the possibility that the strain could be less virulent in humans.The researchers concluded that gauging asymptomatic H5N1 in humans needs more study involving early swab sampling and paired acute and convalescent serum samples.See also:Aug 13 WHO statementAug 12 Emerg Infect Dis studylast_img read more