Seidman says that, “we [Infected Mushroom] are excited to be performing with the full band again. There’s a special energy that cannot be matched when we are all on stage rocking out.” Infected Mushroom certainly put on an attention grabbing show on Friday, and it’s only the first leg of their world-wide tour. The band will be traveling all season, making stops throughout the US, Canada, and Europe. Be sure to visit their website and find out where you can see them next. – Marisa Frydman (@musicalmarisa) Load remaining images Infected Mushroom opened up their set with the Beastie Boys’ “Sabotoge,” to incorporate some local flavor and show their excitement about being in New York City. They also got the crowd going with their own version of the Foo Fighters’ “The Pretender”, a song they are known for covering. The band played some of their biggest hits such as “Muse Breaks” and their breakthrough single “Becoming Insane.” Duvdevani and Eisen put on a fun show, everyone in attendance was having a great time. This past Friday February 27th, Israel-based psychedelic trance duo Infected Mushroom rocked the second night of their Animatronica tour at Best Buy Theater. The duo, made up of producers Amit Duvdevani (vocals) and Erez Eisen (keyboard), played a metal-heavy set alongside guitarist Tommy Cunningham and drummer Rogerio Jardim. From EDM loving-bros to hard-core metal-heads, all groups were well represented throughout the small yet diverse audience to witness the innovative musicians get industrial. Openers Randy Seidman, AU5, and Far Too Loud transformed the Best Buy Theater stage into a European-style nightclub, pumping up the crowd with energetic DJ sets.Randy Seidman, who also happens to be Infected Mushroom’s tour manager, started off the show by playing a short yet sweet down-tempo house set. Next up was AU5, also known as Austin Collins. His signature trance-step style was a bit bass-y but it definitely revved up the crowd. Far Too Loud was almost far too loud, yet he was the perfect opener for the headlining act as he mixed psychedelic catchy dance music that intensified as the set went on.[All photos by Corey Regensburger](AU5)(Far Too Loud)The crowd was in awe from the moment Infected Mushroom began their set and it wasn’t only because of their music. When the curtain finally dropped, introducing the band, the audience was greeted with what looked like a gigantic, animatronic, laser-shooting, metal mushroom. The “steampunk” themed art instillation produced a lot of excitement, even backstage. Randy Seidman said that the tour “features a crazy new stage built by some awesome burners, with guh-narly lights & lasers.” It was very cool.(Amit Duvdevani & Erez Eisen of Infected Mushroom)
The Chris Robinson Brotherhood has announced the second leg to an extensive fall tour schedule, with stops ranging from East Coast to West! The band previously announced a fall tour throughout September into early October, and the new dates kick off in the beginning of November and range through the middle of December.Additionally, the band has confirmed that they will be hitting the studio in early 2016 to record a brand new album. The group has been performing new tunes throughout their recent tour appearances, so expect a heavy-hitting album to drop next year.The new leg of the fall tour includes stops in Asheville, Atlanta, Brooklyn, Washington DC, Los Angeles, San Francisco and more. Check out the full tour dates below, with new shows in bold!Chris Robinson Fall Tour ScheduleAugust 29 – Nederland, CO – NedFestSeptember 11 – Arrington, VA – LOCKN’ Festival *September 12 – Charlotte, NC – The Chop ShopSeptember 13 – Nag’s Head – Kelly’sSeptember 16 – New York, NY – Central Park SummerStage *September 18 – Buffalo, NY – The Town BallroomSeptember 19 & 20 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom & TavernSeptember 22 – Louisville, KY – Mercury BallroomSeptember 24 – Cincinnati, OH – 20th Century TheaterSeptember 25 – Geneva, NY – Smith Opera HouseSeptember 26 – Wappingers Falls, NY – Speed of Sound FestivalSeptember 27 – Millvale, PA – Mr. Smalls TheatreSeptember 29 – Pontiac, MI – Crofoot BallroomOctober 1 – St. Louis, MO – Old Rock HouseOctober 2 – Chicago, IL – Thalia HallOctober 3 – Madison, WI – Majestic TheatreOctober 4 – Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall BallroomOctober 6 – Nashville, TN – 3rd & LindsleyOctober 8 – Birmingham, AL – Iron CityOctober 9 – Jackson, MS – Duling HallOctober 10 – New Orleans, LA – Tipitina’sOctober 13 – Baton Rouge, LA – Varsity TheatreOctober 15 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live **October 16 – Austin, TX – Scoot Inn **October 17 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar ’N’ GrillNovember 3 – Asheville, NC – The Orange PeelNovember 5 – Atlanta, GA – The Variety PlayhouseNovember 6 – Charleston, SC – The Music FarmNovember 7 & 8 – Raleigh, NC – Lincoln TheatreNovember 17 – Washington, DC – 9:30 ClubNovember 19, 20 & 21 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn BowlNovember 22 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of the Living ArtsDecember 3 – Napa, CA – City WineryDecember 4 – Sacramento, CA – Harlow’sDecember 5 – Crystal Bay, NV – Crystal Bay Club Crown RoomDecember 6 – Santa Cruz, CA – Coconut GroveDecember 9 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey TheatreDecember 10 – Santa Barbara, CA – Lobero TheatreDecember 11 & 12 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore* w/ Phil Lesh & Friends ** w/ Leftover Salmon
Ë™In our first month, we found three people who needed acute interventions right away,Ã“ he says. Ë™Our physician says that if we hadn_t seen them that day, they would have been [later] hospitalized for one to two weeks, likely in intensive care.Ã“ He says these health-care workers don_t need to be paramedics. Ë™In fact, they wouldn_t even need to be [from] EMS; but I_d like to use the volunteer EMTs we have, if we can expand their training and get some reimbursement,Ã“ he adds. Ë™This model has the potential to break down the old EMS paradigm, which could lead to a new reimbursement paradigm.Ã“”ž Nova Scotia_s program began as a pilot in 1999 and has proven so successful that it has become a fixture on the islands, inspiring the creation of similar programs in remote areas of Canada. During this phase, which lasted 18 months, Cain says, Ë™The paramedics did a lot of preventative things, and watched for signs and symptoms of something pending.Ã“ Wingrove aims to create a community paramedicine bachelor_s degree by adding the Nova Scotia models to the Minnesota Community Health Worker college certificate program. Ë™We want these workers to have a broad background in EMS, public health and mental health. Then we can start spreading this degree program across the country. Our goal is to have everyone doing the same thing so that we can create a Ã‚research bed_ on the effectiveness of community paramedics,Ã“ he says. Ë™A county in Nebraska has a recently retired deputy sheriff with a PhD in mental health. He has been the first responder to every mental-health call in that county, so he knows just what EMS people need to know to handle a mental-health event.Ã“ Wingrove is trying to find $25,000 in federal money for the deputy sheriff to develop this segment of the University of Nebraska curriculum. For the past eight years, paramedics on Long and Brier Islands have provided primary health-care and prevention services to some 1,200 residents (plus summertime visitors), both in a clinic and during home visits. (See Ë™A note on Canada_s Ã‚Paramedics,_Ã“ above, for an explanation on the country_s provider levels.) The community paramedicine program has also captured the attention and imagination of rural health leaders in the U.S., some of whom are developing a pilot program and a community paramedicine curriculum that can be used to train U.S. EMS providers to provide primary care and prevention services. One patient Ë™who wasn_t comfortable crossing the iceÃ“ to visit a doctor during the winter had an acute episode of hypertension, Rawson says. Paramedics doing a home check recognized that the patient_s blood pressure was dangerously high and contacted the physician; the doctor changed medications and the paramedics continued to provide daily monitoring. Ë™That patient is now doing well,Ã“ he reports. Michael McKeage, EHS vice president of clinical operations, noted that, Ë™Not all paramedics will be able to do this; community health takes different skills that they_ll need to learn. And the approach to the patient in the non-emergency situation is unique, so paramedics need to be sensitive to that environment.Ã“ Misner noted that the community paramedics also work closely with medical first responders from the islands_ three fire departments, participating in monthly first responder training programs that provide lectures followed by skills stations on topics chosen by the first responders. Anyone involved with EMS in the U.S. for at least a decade no doubt remembers the push in the mid ’90s to create Ë™expanded-scope EMS.Ã“ Although that effort sputtered and appeared to have died, the concept of using EMS personnel as Ë™community paramedicsÃ“ to provide primary care services when not responding to emergency calls lives on in Canada — and is about to make a comeback in the U.S.”ž When asked what the difference was between these community paramedic programs and the ill-fated, expanded-scope programs (e.g., in Red River, N.M.) a decade ago, Wingrove says, Ë™I consider this more expanded role than expanded scope. Expanded scope leaves you with the impression that EMS is expanding paramedics into the next level of health care, say into the nursing or physician level, but this is simply expanding the paramedic_s role into public health.Ã“ Gary Wingrove, director of government affairs for the Mayo Clinic_s ambulance service in Minnesota, and Dennis Berens, director of the Nebraska Office of Rural Health, have joined forces to develop a Ë™community healthcare specialistÃ“ curriculum and conduct a pilot program to show how EMS personnel can fill health-care gaps in rural and frontier areas of the country. To accomplish those goals, they recently developed the Community Healthcare and Emergency Cooperative, a consortium of rural health, EMS and academic organizations in Minnesota and Nebraska. They also secured federal grant funding through their states to get this program under way. Ë™Most of our population is elderly, and the [home-care] nurse was overwhelmed by the acuity and amount of need out here,Ã“ Rawson says. Ë™Many people were falling through the cracks. So we asked what we could do to help her, and she identified the patients who don_t need a lot of care but need to be seen. Nova Scotia_s EHS also recently gave permission for rural health leaders in the U.S. to use and modify the Canadian curriculum. Cain says Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, has been studying the Long and Brier Islands program and is preparing to submit a paper for publication. An unpublished report on that study found that the Long and Brier project significantly reduced hospitalizations, visits to physician offices and emergency departments, and residents_ travel times and costs. Four other Nova Scotia jurisdictions are interested in adopting the program. Residents of the islands — who are two hours, 20 minutes, and two ferry rides (in good weather) from the nearest hospital in Digby — had asked provincial health officials to station a physician on the islands, which was not feasible. Instead, the province and island residents launched a multiphase pilot project using paramedics (who are stationed on the islands 24/7) to provide many primary care services. According to Misner, community paramedics have also developed collaborative relationships with local home-health services, including Victorian Order of Nurses, a non-profit organization that provides community-based health services for 10 provinces and three territories in Canada. The third phase brought a nurse practitioner (NP) to the islands through a collaborative practice agreement with a physician in Digby. Adding the NP allowed the paramedics (after further training) to perform wound care, blood draws and other types of primary care under the supervision of the NP in both the clinic and the field. They learned to assess patients with congestive heart failure and diabetes, assist with medication compliance, administer antibiotics, assess urine specimens, change dressings, and remove sutures and staples. Rawson reports that between November and July 9, BFNEMS paramedics provided 1,000 home visits, lasting almost 495″ž”ž hours, in addition to handling their usual emergency-call volume (approximately 300 calls a year). Community paramedics do an average of six daily home visits, checking on the same three patients every day and sometimes visiting as many as nine. Wingrove is a founder of the International Roundtable on Community Paramedicine (IRCP), which has a mission to Ë™promote the international exchange of information and experience related to the provision of flexible and reliable health-care services to residents of rural and remote areas using novel health-care delivery models.Ã“ In 2006, IRCP held a three-day meeting in Nova Scotia, and another in Rochester, Minn. It will hold its third-annual meeting in Australia this month and expects participants from Australia, Canada, Scotland, the U.S. and England. In between those meetings, IRCP has been holding monthly conference calls involving 30Ã50 people involved or interested in community paramedicine. Ë™Every day, we have crews going out doing everything from taking vital signs, doing blood-glucose monitoring, insulin injections, medication compliance and providing an overall view of the community and elder citizens_ health status,Ã“ he says. He notes that all those skills are within the paramedics_ scope of practice — except for insulin injections, for which the paramedics received a half day of training. Ë™We had to bunker down and treat them in their homes,Ã“ Rawson says. Ë™They did 12-leads and faxed them to the doctor, who changed their medications. We also have limitations on the prehospital administration of nitro, so we were able to modify that [rule] and allow the paramedics to give more. He notes that in the six months before the community paramedic program started, BFNEMS had transported one elderly couple six times, although none of those transports resulted in a hospital admission. Ë™Since this program started, we visit them daily to check up on them and haven_t transported them once,Ã“ he says. Ë™[The program_s first phase] had paramedics providing [some primary] care to the community, but only within the scope of things they could do in the back of an ambulance,Ã“ says Marilyn Pike, former senior director of Emergency Health Services (EHS), Nova Scotia_s EMS system. Ë™But we realized this wasn_t going to be enough. We held many meetings with [residents] to explain what paramedics could do. They expected the paramedics to do everything, including surgery and [obstetrical services], and it took a while to explain that paramedics couldn_t do that,Ã“ she says. According to Rawson, BFNEMS is now planning to greatly expand treatments this fall to include sterile wound care, suturing and immunizations. The agency also plans to teach the paramedics to do phlebotomies because Ë™it makes no sense to travel three hours for a 10-second prick, [and] many people who should have routine blood work don_t get it.Ã“ In the second phase, the paramedics began providing such services as flu shots, blood pressure and glucose checks, and home assessments (to detect fall hazards and other dangers). This required EHS to develop new policies, procedures and protocols. The biggest challenge to BFNEMS came on a winter day when two patients with ischemic cardiac disease called in distress within five minutes. Bad weather prevented anyone from leaving the island via snowmobile or air ambulance, leaving a single paramedic crew to handle both cardiac emergencies.”žChristian”žIsland has three ambulances –“žfrontline, backup and first-responder units — so the two-person, on-duty BFNEMS paramedic crew split up and paired with first responders to go to both patients at once. Beginning on June 1, paramedic service became available during the daytime, and in November, those paramedics began providing community care on Christian Island similar to that provided on Long and Brier Islands. The program Ë™borrowedÃ“ Nova Scotia_s community paramedic curriculum, BFNEMS Manager Douglas Rawson says, and modified it to fit Christian Island residents_ needs. For example, BFNEMS added a module on insulin injections, which Nova Scotia community paramedics weren_t doing. In late 2006, Beausoleil First Nation EMS on Lake Huron_s Christian Island started a program modeled on Nova Scotia_s. (Ë™First NationsÃ“ is the term Canadians use to refer to Ë™Native Americans.Ã“) Christian Island, which is a 25-minute ferry ride from mainland Ontario (or 15 minutes over the ice via snowmobile when the lake is frozen), has roughly 650 year-round residents and about 2,000 more in the summer. Prior to June 1, 2006, a clinic staffed by a community nurse and a home-care nurse, along with a physician who visited once a week, provided the only health care, and volunteer first responders transported emergency patients to an ambulance service on the mainland. The Dalhousie study concluded that the Long and Brier project Ë™has clearly demonstrated the effect of this innovative model on increasing accessibility to a full range of comprehensive primary health-care services along with a high level of resident acceptance and satisfaction with the model of care and the positive impact of the model of care or residents_ health and reductions in health-care costs.Ã“ Ë™We have a great staff, which has taken a lot of initiative,Ã“ he adds. Ë™Although home visits were foreign to EMS, they say they like going out and visiting people in their homes.Ã“ Ë™We need a new model that can serve as the front end of public health, primary care, emergency service, mental health and maybe even dental care,Ã“ Berens says. Ë™We_re looking at using the EMS model and infrastructure, especially in the Great Plains states, where most of our EMTs are volunteers. We_d like to create some jobs for those EMTs while better caring for the health-care needs of our citizens. In Ontario However, community paramedic proponents insist they_re talking about Ë™expanded roles,Ã“ not Ë™expanded scope,Ã“ for EMS providers — a subtle but important difference. Ë™Expanded scope implies that you_re expanding the paramedics_ skills and services, and others in medicine start saying, Ã‚Hey, that_s what we do,_Ã“ says Nova Scotia_s former Provincial EMS Medical Director”žEd Cain, MD, a leader in the movement that created Nova Scotia_s community paramedicine program. Ë™With expanded-role [EMS], we_re emphasizing that different professionals can do these various competencies, but in these settings, there are no other health-care professionals available to do them.Ã“ In Nova Scotia In an unpublished report on the project, former coordinator of the Long and Brier Island Community Paramedicine Project Debbee Misner, RN, BScn, said, Ë™The project_s focus dramatically altered the traditional work of the paramedics. Accustomed to quickly responding to emergency calls within a specified period of time, paramedics were now being called upon to, among other things, share a cup of tea with island residents as part of a falls prevention assessment where [they] assessed both residents and their environment for fall hazards.Ã“ Cain says, Ë™They also created an Ã‚adopt-a-patient_ program. They visit a shut-in on a regular basis and may be the only contact that person has.Ã“ An abandoned clinic in Freeport where a physician had formerly practiced was renovated to serve as headquarters for the Long and Brier Islands project. The paramedics began holding clinics there, as well as visiting patients in their homes between emergency calls. It would take half a day for a visiting nurse or home-care person from the mainland to visit a patient on the islands, Cain says Ë™so paramedics do home visits.Ã“ In the”žU.S. This model certainly seems promising for filling the widening health-care gaps in remote parts of the U.S. However, finding the revenues to fund such programs could prove daunting until far-sighted policy makers agree to pay for paramedic treatment separate from transport.Mannie Garza is news director of JEMS and editor of the management newsletter EMS Insider. She has a BA in journalism and has been writing about EMS for nearly 20 years.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore A Syrian refugee couple had more to celebrate at this reception than just a wedding. They were feting new friendships with sympathetic strangers in Saskatchewan, a place they now call home.A CBC reporter had interviewed the couple about a story on mental health and refugees. Chatting after the interview, Eman Bare learned Mohamad Al-Noury and Athar Farroukh fled bombings in their hometown just days after their wedding and spent their honeymoon in a refugee camp, before making the journey to Canada.GET OUR NEW GOOD NEWS APP—> Download FREE for Android and iOSAthar had mentioned she didn’t even get the chance to have wedding pictures taken, so Bare offered to snap some of the bride in a few days. Once the story hit social media, people in Saskatoon decided to set things right.One woman baked a wedding cake, another donated a wedding dress and suit for the groom, and a hotel gave the party a banquet room.CHECK Out: $700 Tip Leads to Rehab Support For Humble Pizza Delivery Man (WATCH)The couple thought they were on their way to their impromptu wedding photo shoot when Bare surprised them with the news, as they opened the door.“We’re blessed that we’re in Saskatoon and we’ve seen a lot of great things and met a lot of great people and it’s a dream come true for us,” Farroukh told CBC News.Photo: Eman Bare, TwitterInvite Your Friends To The Party, Share This…AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore
Next Up BEAUMONT — So far, Tic Price’s second fall signing class for Lamar University men’s basketball has quite the local flavor.Price announced Wednesday that Beaumont Central swingman Tyrin “T.J.” Atwood and Dallas guard Cameron McGee will join Nederland alumnus and Lamar State College-Port Arthur forwared Colton Weisbrod as newcomers for the 2016-17 Cardinals season. Weisbrod will have a signing ceremony along with teammateJordon Harris, who is committing to Louisiana-Monroe, Thursday at LSC-PA.The 6-foot-6 Atwood led Central to the 5A state semifinals last season was ranked as one of the top players in the Houston area by RCSsports.com and among the top 50 in Texas by basketball.com. He averaged 13 points, seven rebounds and five assists during a 32-4 campaign for the Jaguars, chalking up 26 points and 16 boards a game during the playoffs.McGee, who’s a standout at Newman Smith High, will join Dallas Showtyme club teammates Kevin Booze and Josh Nzeakor on the Cardinals. The 46th-ranked player according to TexasHoops.com, McGee shot 42 percent from three-point range and averaged 15 points, 5 assists and 2.5 steals per game for Newman Smith.Weisbrod transferred to LSC-PA after one season at one of Price’s former workplaces, the University of New Orleans. He is averaging 22 points and 8 rebounds in three games for the Seahawks.“We’re very fortunate that we found three guys that plugged some much needed holes,” Price said in a release. “Two of the three are from Southeast Texas. These are all guys who are capable of coming in and getting immediate playing time, but that is up to them. They have to come here and earn it, but that opportunity is available.”The 2015-16 LU team begins its season at 7 p.m. Friday in the Montagne Center against Austin College of Sherman.
Joyce Marie Cole Martin was born on February 8, 1943, to the union of the late Ras and Eula Cole.She entered into her eternal resting place on October 8, 2019.A lifetime of excellence in education was exemplified by successful foundational matriculation at Lincoln School in Port Arthur, followed by higher education in pursuit of specialization in Nursing and Education.After graduating from Prairie View A&M University, Joyce began her career in Education which gave her opportunities to impact classroom instruction, as well as Athletics, Future Teachers of America, the Lincoln High School Honeybees, Majorettes, Track & Tennis, & the Dequeen Elementary Roadrunners Drill Team. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Monday October 14, at First Sixth Street Baptist Church in Port Arthur @ 10 am; Pastor Kalan Gardner, Officiant; Dr. Elijah Cole, Eulogist.Burial will follow at Botley Cemetery in Kinder, Louisiana.Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Hannah Funeral Home. Joyce also served diligently as a member of the Lincoln High School Class of 1960, the Matron Circle & Usher Board of First Sixth Street Baptist Church, the Usher Board of God First Ministries, the Learning Center Civic and Social Organization, Seaman’s Wives, & the Opti Ms. Bridge Club until her health failed.Joyce was preceded in death by spouse, Harold Marquest Martin (Hammerhead), parents Ras & Eula Cole, and siblings Rufus Cole, John Douglas Cole Sr., Jessie Cole Sr. (Fannie), Luther David Cole Sr., Dora Cole Simpson, Elizabeth Cole Ellas (John), niece Darlene Morrow, nephews Charles Martin Jr., Claibon Simpson, Jessie Cole Jr., Luther David Cole Jr, and great-nephew Scharonn Le’Royce Cole.Joyce is survived by children Harold Marquest Martin III, Kevin Martin, Karen Martin, Janice Martin, & Harold Cashmire (Tonji); brothers Leo Cole (Marjorie), & Reginald Cole; Aunts Ivory Morrow (the late Dempsey Morrow), Rose Robinson (the late Jeff Robinson), & Josephine Robinson (the late Joe Robinson); Sisters-in-law Lillie Cole, & Lou Ann Cole; Godchildren Sandra Ann Olaye, Willie Broussard Jr., Cindy Gunner, Elwyn Bradley, & Warren Moon; special cousins Ivory Lee Lotson & James Green, Sr.; and a host of beloved relatives and friends.A wake will be held on Sunday October 13th from 6-8 pm at Hannah Funeral Home.
View Comments Here’s a quick roundup of stories you might have missed today. Mayor’s Office Names “King Kong Court” Outside the Broadway TheatreIn celebration of the 86th anniversary of the iconic original film King Kong, the New York City Mayor’s Office is toasting the celebrated Broadway musical adaptation by declaring the area outside of the Broadway Theatre as “King Kong Court.” A ceremonial street renaming will be held on March 6. Written by Jack Thorne and featuring a score by Eddie Perfect, King Kong began Broadway previews on October 5, 2018 and officially opened on November 8. At the center of the musical is a 20-foot-high, 2,000-pound gorilla brought to life by a team of seamlessly integrated artists and technicians. A scene from “King Kong” on Broadway(Photo: Matthew Murphy) Eyeing Broadway Run, Expanded Version of Cagney to Play Salt Lake CityCagney, the celebrated musical about Hollywood’s tough guy in tap shoes, which concluded its lengthy off-Broadway run in 2017, will reappear in a new expanded version at Salt Lake City’s Pioneer Theater Company this fall. Bill Castellino and Joshua Bergasse will repeat their work as director and choreographer, respectively, with standout star Robert Creighton (Frozen) reprising his celebrated performance as James Cagney for the run, scheduled for September 20 through October 5. The musical features a book by Peter Colley, with music by Creighton and Christopher McGovern, along with classic tunes by George M. Cohan. The production is being billed a pre-Broadway tryout.Erin Darke Lands Lead Role in Theresa Rebeck Pilot It’s a Man’s WorldYouTube Premium has announced that stage-and-screen alum Erin Darke has been cast in the lead of the pilot It’s a Man’s World, written by Pulitzer finalist Theresa Rebeck (Bernhardt/Hamlet, Smash). It’s a Man’s World centers on Emma (Darke), a successful video game design executive and the sole breadwinner for her family, who is used to dodging the landmines that come with being a woman in a male-dominated field. When she gets fired without explanation and finds that she’s being blacklisted by everyone in her industry, Emma decides to dress as a man to get a new job and to continue supporting her family. As strange and politically incorrect as Emma’s new life may be, she starts to enjoy the newfound ease of access and power that comes with being a man. Darke has been seen off-Broadway in The Spoils and An Early History of Fire and on-screen in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.WP Theater to Honor Amanda Seyfried at 2019 Gala; Sneak Peek from Empire RecordsOff-Broadway’s WP Theater has announced a trio of honorees and a pair of special performances for its 40th-anniversary gala. The star-studded event, hosted by Sendhil Ramamurthy (Hatef**k), will be held at the Edison Ballroom on April 15. Honorees will include actress Amanda Seyfried (The Way We Get By), Tony-winning producer Bonnie Comley (A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder) and Grammy-winning songwriter Emily Warren. The gala will offer up a special performance from the Broadway revival of Oklahoma! and a sneak peek at the new musical Empire Records. Also set to appear is Tony nominee Thomas Sadoski (White Noise) and Broadway League President Charlotte St. Martin.
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At Water Views Festival with Don Lemon, Aly Cohen, and Bridget LeRoy. At Water Views Festival with Don Lemon, Aly Cohen, and Bridget LeRoy. Independent/Richard LewinSome weeks, it feels like I don’t do anything besides work and watch “Real Housewives,” others I’m all over the map, literally. This week happened to be slightly more thrilling than most.Leave it to The Wing in Soho to bring a little extra excitement to my usual Wednesday workspace. I started the week (Wednesday is the start of The Independent’s work week, since it’s the day we publish) at The Wing for a panel discussion for HBO’s “Big Little Lies.” The convo was moderated by Vanity Fair Editor Radhika Jones and included Hollywood stars, producers, and mega-actresses Reese Witherspoon, Meryl Streep, Laura Dern, and Nicole Kidman. The group discussed the show and its Season Two launch. Words of wisdom from the cast about female empowerment (and this is an empowered group of females) as well as domestic violence led the conversation.On Friday, The Independent and fitness-foodie writer Nicole Teitler hosted a gathering at Berry & Co. Joe & Liza’s ice cream and Grindstone Donuts have collaborated on a donut ice cream, and it’s pretty amazing. Guests were invited to sample the goods while also enjoying cocktails by Simple Vodka and Wölffer wines. It was also a great reason to explore the new whimsical Berry & Co. book shop, which opened in Sag Harbor a few weeks ago, above Jack’s Stir-Brew Coffee on Division Street.The Moke pop-up shop in Water Mill hosted a rosé toast on Saturday morning to celebrate its opening. I took one of the fun electric cars out for a spin (well, around the parking lot). The Moke is perfect for coastal communities such as ours. Plug it into an outlet to charge. It goes about 30 miles per hour, has zero emissions, and is perfect to get you to the beach — all while reducing your carbon footprint.Sunday started with the Water Views Festival and ended with me rain-drenched at Governors Ball.The Water Views Festival at Guild Hall was an event hosted by The Independent and the Chapman Perelman Foundation about celebrating and preserving the East End’s most valuable asset, its water. It was moderated by CNN’s Don Lemon and included panel discussions with Sara Davison, Dr. Christopher Gobler, Dorian Dale, Bridget Fleming, and Dr. Stuart Lowrie, followed by a key note address by Cyrill Gutsch and speeches by Edwina von Gal, Beth Rattner, Michael Ogden, and Aly Cohen. After the talks, it was off to an outdoor eco-fair with activations by Flowers by Beth, Perfect Earth Project, Telemark, Surfrider Foundation, SoFo, and many others.Once we arrived back in the city, we headed over to Governors Ball. Sunday was delayed because of rain so we ended up getting there around 8:30 PM. I tried to have a festival moment, but unfortunately the weather had other plans. We weren’t even there long enough to take a photo for the ‘gram.We were able to watch Nas perform and walk around for a few minutes before they announced that everyone should proceed to the nearest exit. When it started raining, I was secretly hoping for a Woodstock ’94 moment. Although I’m sure there’s a big difference between upstate mud and Randall’s Island mud. It will forever be known as the night Joe and I went to Governors Ball for 45 minutes. We did really enjoy ourselves for those few brief email@example.com@hamptondaze Share Nicole Teitler, Kyle Shanahan, Taylor Berry, Jessica Mackin-Cipro, Sean O’Donnell, and Amy Kalaczynski at Berry & Co.
The German merchant fleet has shrunk for the third consecutive year and as of September it is down to 3,122 vessels, the German Shipowners’ Association claims.Since 2012, the country’s transport capacity fell by 12% and the number of ships has decreased by almost 17%.“The decline in our commercial fleet is a disturbing development,” said Alfred Hartmann, President of the German Shipowners’ Association (VDR).According to Hartmann, half of the German shipping companies operate less than five ships in their fleet. For those shipping companies, even the loss of individual ships has serious consequences on the continuity of their respective companies’ businesses.Taking into account the additions through new construction and acquisitions, the German merchant fleet lost 117 ships in 2015, out of which only 13 ships were scrapped. A total of 182 vessels were sold abroad, including 68 container ships.“The vessels sold abroad are now competing with the German merchant fleet,” he said, adding that every ship that is sold abroad, means loss of jobs and value added in Germany.VDR expects that the competition and the brutal cost pressure will remain over the coming years. Furthermore, with the loss of many ships, the maritime cluster also loses German sailors along with their expertise.“Onshore, they are indispensable in the pilotage, ports, as well as in the entire shipbuilding industry and among maritime suppliers, ” he added.VDR also called for removal of obstacles to the wider use of LNG as a clean fuel among shipowners.Namely, only a few German companies are able to invest in LNG-powered vessels due to the high investment costs, which make these vessels up to 25% more expensive.“Without a broad support program of the Federal Government for the construction and conversion of ships to LNG, the barriers to market entry will not removed. So far not a single LNG ship has been brought into operation without government subsidies throughout Europe. Germany should follow that example being a maritime hub,” Hartmann said, urging for removal of legal hurdles related to docking and refueling of LNG in any port.