Michelle Williams, Brian Cox, Elton John & More Broadway Alums Win 2020 Golden Globe Awards

first_img Brian Cox A slew of stage stars were honored for their work on-screen at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s 2020 Golden Globe Awards on January 5. Ricky Gervais hosted the event from The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA. The ceremony was broadcast live on NBC. Among the winners was Tony nominee Michelle Williams (Blackbird) for her performance as Gwen Verdon in Fosse/Verdon, Brian Cox (The Great Society) for his turn on Succession and Tony-winning director Sam Mendes (The Ferryman) for helming 1917 (which also took home the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture, Drama). Reneé Zellweger earned a Golden Globe for her turn as stage-and-screen icon Judy Garland in Judy, the film based on Peter Quilter’s drama End of the Rainbow, which played Broadway in 2012.Also among the newly minted Golden Globe winners is Tony-winning songwriter Elton John (Aida, The Devil Wears Prada) for penning the song “I’m Gonna Love Me Again” (with longtime collaborator Bernie Taupin) from the biopic Rocketman. Taron Egerton also nabbed a Golden Globe for his turn as John.Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s acclaimed series Fleabag, which was adapted from a hit solo play, earned the Golden Globe for Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy, with Waller-Bridge also winning a Golden Globe for her performance in the series.Awkwafina, who will appear in the upcoming screen adaptation of the Tony-nominated musical The Prom, won a Golden Globe for her performance in The Farewell.For a full list of 2020 Golden Globe winners, click here. Michelle Williams View Commentscenter_img Star Files Brian Cox Michelle Williams(Photos: Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal Media, LLC via Getty Images)last_img read more

Vermont Travel Destinations accepted into Vermont Attractions Association

first_imgMaple Grove Farms of Vermont in St. Johnsbury is the worldâ s oldest and largest maple candy factory, and largest packer of pure maple syrup in the US. Visit the Sugarhouse Maple Museum and learn about how to make maple syrup. Browse the Red Roof Gift Shop for candy samples, taste all grades of maple syrup, and stock up on Vermont made products. http://www.maplegrove.com(link is external)    Focusing on education as a component of the visitor experience, travel destinations accepted into membership offer unusual Vermont experiences in the areas of agricultural tourism, art, excursions, galleries, guided tours, history, museums, recreation, shopping, and specialty foods. Northshire Bookstore in Manchester is one of New England’s premier, award-winning bookstores. Find out why Stephen King called it “a special place” and Yankee magazine dubbed it “Best Bookstore in New England.”  Expert booksellers with a hand crafted selection and an old world ambiance make it easy to spend hours browsing. Kids of all ages will enjoy the children’s department. Beyond the best in books…gifts, stationery, games, toys and much more. http://www.northshire.com/(link is external) Vermont Chamber of Commerce. 4.24.2012. Members of VAA enjoy many benefits, including a presence on the website www.vtattractions.org(link is external), and on 1.15 million copies of theâ Official Vermont Road Map & Guide to Vermont Attractions,’which is widely distributed across the country and internationally as Vermontâ s highway map. As Vermont prepares for the busy summer tourism season ahead, the Vermont Attractions Association (VAA) welcomes six Vermont businesses as new members. Accepted to  VAA this year are: Chaffee Art Center, Rutland; Goodrichâ s Maple Farm, Cabot; Maple Grove Farms of Vermont, St. Johnsbury; Northshire Bookstore, Manchester Center; Shackleton Thomas, Bridgewater; and Vermont Folk Rocker in Starksboro. VAA membership identifies businesses as excellent family destinations, with a proven ability to represent the best of Vermont while meeting high standards in visitor service. To browse VAA member destinations or for more information about VAA, visit www.vtattractions.org(link is external). Maps are available by the piece or by the carton free of charge; contact Karen Foote (kfoote@vtchamber.com(link sends e-mail)). ShackletonThomas in Bridgewater offers exquisite and world-renowned furniture and pottery made by hand, one by one, using traditional techniques. Visitors to the store and workshops can will enjoy browsing among beautiful pieces while observing Vermontâ s finest craftspeople at work. www.shackletonthomas.com(link is external)  The Vermont Folk Rocker in Starksboro is Shaker inspired; simple, classic, aesthetic and designed to last for generations. Visitor will experience a small shop engaged in producing from scratch a handcrafted rocking chair with rich wood texture of highest quality.www.vermontfolkrocker.com(link is external)  The Chaffee Art Center in Rutland is a fifty-year-old not-for-profit community art center offering exhibitions and fine art by artists from all over Vermont, gallery talks and demonstrations, art and craft classes, and camps for adults and children, the twice annual award-winning Art in the Park art and craft festivals, and a gift shop including prints, cards, books and other items by artists for sale. www.chaffeeartcenter.org(link is external) Goodrich Maple Farm in Cabot is open year-round, with educational tours of the family-owned maple farm. Visitors who come during sugaring season (March and April) can see the large evaporator in action. The farm has combined cutting edge technology with good old fashioned hard work and know-how to make award-winning maple products and confections. Retail and mail order services are also available. http://goodrichmaplefarm.com(link is external)last_img read more

Election of Matt Zimmerman as Shawnee council president moments after he was sworn in prompts questions about open meetings law, experience

first_imgMatt Zimmerman taking the oath of office Monday. Photo by Jerry LaMartina.By Jerry LaMartinaOn Monday, Shawnee resident Matthew Zimmerman took the oath of office as a new councilman representing Ward 1, his first experience in elected office.Moments later, he became president of the entire council and next-in-line for Shawnee mayor should Michelle Distler no longer be able to serve.The election of a brand new member to become council president just minutes after he was sworn into office has raised some eyebrows around Shawnee City Hall, with some elected officials questioning whether Zimmerman has the experience necessary to fill the role, and at least one citizen wondering whether councilmembers must have discussed the idea of nominating him for the position beforehand, thus violating the Kansas Open Meetings Act.Shawnee resident Ray Erlichman posted a piece on his blog Wednesday suggesting that some of the councilmembers who voted in favor of Zimmerman as president — Jim Neighbor, Mike Kemmling, Justin Adrian, Mickey Sandifer and Lindsey Constance in addition to Zimmerman himself — may have communicated about nominating him before Monday’s meeting, which would have constituted a KOMA violation. In response, City Attorney Ellis Rainey conducted an investigation. After speaking with the three new members as well as Neighbor, who seconded Adrian’s motion to nominate Zimmerman to the presidency, Rainey determined no KOMA violation had occurred.“The conclusion was none of the officials had any communication regarding the election of Mr. Zimmerman as Council President prior to the Council Meeting,” Rainey said. “There was therefore no communication or conduct regarding the election of Mr. Zimmerman, and therefore no action contrary to the text or purpose of the Kansas Open Meetings Act.”Erlichman has indicated that he is pursuing the matter with the district attorney’s office.Still, Zimmerman’s lack of council experience has left some of his governing body peers concerned. The council president is next in line to become mayor if the sitting mayor becomes unable to serve, and the president leads council committee meetings.Both Ward 2 Councilman Eric Jenkins and Ward 3 Councilwoman Stephanie Meyer voted against Zimmerman as president. Jenkins said that he didn’t know why Zimmerman was elected president and that he thought there was no benefit in having a council president with no council experience.“He wasn’t even on the council for half an hour,” Jenkins said. “You should at least have some time on the council, some experience…We don’t know his skills, abilities or ideological position. If (the mayor) can’t serve, this guy would be the mayor of Shawnee. Here he is the first in line to be mayor of the city, and that’s kind of scary. We’ll find out over time. He may be great. It really showed a lack of maturity in the council members who voted for him.”Meyer said that she had great respect for Zimmerman and considered him a friend, but that she believed the role should be filled by someone who understands the inner-workings of the governing body, especially during what will be a busy year for the city as it tackles big issues like its economic development policy and hiring a new city manager.“We need someone (as council president) who knows about that process,” Meyer said. “I think it creates an uncomfortable situation for everyone, especially the new people.”For her part, Distler said the election of a freshly sworn in council member as president was unprecedented in her time with the city, and that Zimmerman’s election surprised her and caused her some concern.“I haven’t had opportune time to absorb it yet,” Distler said. “Normally, the president position — it’s who would become mayor if anything were to happen to me. It’s usually someone with more experience. I don’t know what to think. They’re also the person who heads the council committee meetings, and I don’t know how you do that without experience.”Neighbor, who was council president in 2013 and 2014, said he has known Zimmerman through the Shawnee Rotary Club for a number of years and that he thought Zimmerman would do a good job.“He brings a wealth of knowledge from the private sector in construction,” Neighbor said. “Matt’s a fast learner. He’s made a diligent effort in the past year or so to be a student of the proceedings, attended lots of council and committee meetings. With everything our council has been through over the years, I think that’s a good idea to bring new ideas.”Zimmerman himself acknowledges that he has a “steep learning curve” ahead of him, and said he was caught off-guard and a bit apprehensive about being nominated for the council presidency. He even said he believes that council should review the process for electing the president. But he added that he hopes lack of “baggage” could be an asset in the role.“Part of what drove me to run for the council is I thought I could provide a higher level of harmony,” he said.last_img read more

Study finds link between borderline personality disorder and masochism in women

first_imgShare on Facebook Pinterest Email LinkedIn New research has found that women with borderline personality disorder are more likely to engage in sexual masochism.The study examined 60 women with a diagnosis of borderline personality disorder and 60 women with a personality disorder other than BPD. The researchers found that sexual masochism disorder was 10 times more likely in women with BPD than the other women. Women with BPD were more likely to report fantasizing about being tied up, being whipped and spanked, and being forced to do something.Sexual masochism disorder, unlike masochism in general, occurs when a person’s masochistic behaviors cause significant psychological, social, or physical harm.center_img Share Share on Twitter Does this mean sexual masochism disorder is a symptom of BPD? Not necessarily. As the researchers explain, BDP and sexual masochism disorder may “share common risk factors that could explain their co-occurrence.” They found, for instance, that masochistic women with BPD were more likely to have suffered childhood sexual abuse than non-masochistic women.The study was published in the peer-reviewed scientific journal Archives of Sexual Behavior.PsyPost interviewed the study’s corresponding author, Alvaro Frias Ibañez of the University of Ramon-Llull in Barcelona. Read his responses below:PsyPost: Why were you interested in this topic?Ibañez: I usually treat patients with personality disorders in general and borderline personality disorder specifically. Most of these patients reported sado-masochistic sexual experiences in which they adopted the masochistic role. For these patients, similar to other harmful acts such as cutting, they obtained pleasure by receiving such behaviors.What should the average person take away from your study?While sexual sado-masochistic behaviors may represent benign acts, it is likely that sado-masochistic disorder may somehow reflect an underlying emotional disturbance.Are there any major caveats? What questions still need to be addressed?The sample size was relatively small and did not pertain to the general population. Hence, it is possible that sado-masochistic sexual disorder may not be a psychological disturbance per se.Is there anything else you would like to add?Based on my clinical experience, clinicians should address whether borderline patients may have sado-masochistic sexual disorder, specifically in order to avoid forthcoming sexual risk behaviors and also as a manner to treat with trauma-related symptomatology.The study, “Is There a Relationship Between Borderline Personality Disorder and Sexual Masochism in Women?” was also co-authored by Laura González, Cárol Palma, and Núria Farriols.last_img read more

Mary Aichlmayr, Tire Review Managing Editor, to Join the Advisory Panel of Ask Patty

first_imgSARASOTA, FL — AskPatty.com, Inc., announced today that Mary Aichlmayr, managing editor of Tire Review magazine, will join the automotive advisory panel of industry-expert women for their new woman’s portal, Ask Patty. The Ask Patty website, http://www.askpatty.com, which launched June 8, 2006, provides a safe place for women to get advice on car purchases, maintenance and other automotive related topics online. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Mary Aichlmayr is managing editor of Tire Review magazine, a business publication read by more than 30,000 independent tire dealers in North America. Tire Review is dedicated to the success of tire dealers serving the passenger, commercial, agricultural, specialty and off-the-road tire markets. Aichlmayr writes several feature articles for the monthly magazine as well as a regular column that focuses on business operations and management strategy. She also manages the Tire Review website. During her eight-year career as a trade journalist, Aichlmayr has written for several publications in the manufacturing, supply chain, trucking, warehousing, distribution and real estate arenas. She graduated summa cum laude from Baldwin-Wallace College with a degree in English. In her automotive advisory role, Aichlmayr will respond to questions from female consumers on automotive related topics via the website. The Ask Patty interactive advice blog launched May 22, 2006. “Knowing how to serve women customers is absolutely essential to the success of today’s tire dealer,” said Mary Aichlmayr. “Women represent a powerful force in the automotive industry, and their influence will only get stronger. Fully 65 percent of a typical tire dealer’s customer base is made up of women, yet most still report negative experiences when shopping for tires. That has to change for tire dealers to be successful in the long run.” Advertisement “Mary Aichlmayr has an understanding of the needs of women when it comes to a great buying experience in the automotive industry,” says Jody DeVere, president of Ask Patty. “Her experience with Tire Review will be invaluable to women consumers who come to Ask Patty for answers about their vehicles and dealership interactions.” According to DeVere, Ask Patty provides the safe environment for women to get advice and information needed to feel empowered and confident when they go to their local dealership for car service, repairs, maintenance and when they negotiate and purchase a new or used vehicle. Peter Martin, CEO of AskPatty.com adds, “Adding Mary to our Automotive Expert Panel is a great step for Ask Patty. It will allow us to expand our knowledge base to cover even more information about tires and the aftermarket world of the automotive industry.”last_img read more

NASCAR Official Found Dead in Hotel Room

first_img“Following the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season, Hendrick Motorsports and Richard Childress Racing will formalize a joint venture focused on engine R&D and the establishment of a common Chevrolet engine specification,” the organizations announced in a joint statement. “While our two championship-winning organizations will collaborate on research and development, our respective engine shop operations will continue to function independently as they currently do. We look forward to working together to fully leverage the knowledge and intellectual property of our two successful programs to advance Chevrolet’s engine for NASCAR.” Both Hendrick Motorsports and Richard Childress Racing (via ECR Engines) have developed powerful engine programs over the years. Engines produced by the two have earned a combined 39 NASCAR national series championships, including 20 at the Cup Series level. Additionally, Chevrolet race cars fielded by the two organizations have won a combined 369 NASCAR Cup Series points-paying events. For more information, visit nascar.com. According to reports, Lawson is the third NASCAR official to die this year. Brienne Davis, a 28-year-old and one of NASCAR’s few full-time female inspectors, was killed in a car accident in April, and Steve Peterson, a longtime technical director, died in his home in July at age 58. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement MARTINSVILLE, Va. — The Associated Press (AP) has reported that popular NASCAR official Steve Lawson, was found dead in his hotel room Sunday morning. The cause of death was not announced. He was 51. Lawson, of Rockford, Ill., worked as an official for stock-car racing’s governing body for more than a decade, most recently as a safety inspector in the Sprint Cup Series, said the AP.,From Engine Builder.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Hendrick Motorsports and Richard Childress Racing have confirmed that the two teams will combine forces to establish one common Chevrolet engine specification. In doing so, Chevrolet joins manufacturers Ford and Toyota in streamlining engine building to one supplier.last_img read more

Annual Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner

first_img Share It was top o’ the morning (and the balance o’ the day to you) at the Springs Community Presbyterian Church on Saturday, March 16, when the church held its annual corned beef and cabbage St. Patrick’s Day celebration. Served with Irish soda bread and dessert, the traditional Irish specialty was enjoyed by the crowds who showed up to eat, drink, and share the gift of gab.last_img

The Greatest Party That Never Was

first_imgIndependent/Courtesy Southampton Animal ShelterAcross the nation, countless nonprofit organizations are suffering from lack of funding, another casualty caused by COVID-19. As social distancing continues and the unemployment rate grows, nonprofits, which rely on the generosity of donors and volunteers, struggle.The East End, in particular, is set to see an unprecedented number of charity events cancelled or postponed. These gatherings are key to organizations meeting their annual operation budgets.The Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation, for example, has canceled two months’ worth of events. However, it is aiming to bring in donations while adhering to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines by virtually “non-inviting” the public to not attend The Greatest Party That Never Was, on April 30. The goal is to raise $25,000 for the shelter.Katie McEntee, director of adoptions and public relations at the shelter, created the concept. The invite reads, “This is a very fake event for a very real cause. You have to miss this. Stay at home, forget the Uber, and definitely do not get your hair done.”Guests are invited to stay at home with their pet and donate from the comfort of their own couches by clicking the “don’t show up” button on the website. After purchasing a virtual ticket, which starts at $25, the party absentee may then submit a photo of owner and pet. The image will then be included in a virtual photo collage on the shelter’s Facebook and Instagram pages on the night of April 30.Independent/Courtesy Southampton Animal Shelter“Along with the rest of America, we are watching the news closely and making adjustments to our calendar day by day,” said Barbara Maresca, interim co-executive director of upcoming events. “For now, we have canceled events through the month of April. We will make a call on May events within the next week or so.”While the Southampton Animal Shelter is currently closed to visitors, it is offering Roadside Adoptions and Fosters, a program designed to help pets find homes while keeping with social distancing guidelines. Within the first two weeks of social distancing, over half of the shelter’s dogs were placed into foster homes, and 12 puppies were adopted in only two days.“We have been overwhelmed by the number of responses to help our shelter during this time. We received so many applications to foster and to adopt our shelter pets,” McEntee said. “The community has been supporting our staff as well, calling and sending goodies to help keep our spirts high. Our staff is amazing and so dedicated. I am lucky to work with such amazing, animal-centric people.”Animals can be extremely therapeutic to their owners, which is particularly true during times of crisis. Through companionship and unconditional love, pets improve both physical and mental health. They alleviate loneliness, lower depression, and increase activity levels. As an essential business, the shelter foundation remains open. Dogs go for walks and continue training, kennels and cages are cleaned, and staff is on site to care for any medical needs.McEntee said, “For humans, right now our way of life has changed. Our pets, however, have not felt any changes, which speaks volumes to our staff’s dedication and love.”Visit www.southamptonanimalshelter.com to not attend The Greatest Party That Never Was and see a list of available animals for fostering or adoption. You can also fill out an application right online.nicole@indyeastend.com Sharelast_img read more

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Stonehenge Metals Completes Due Diligence for Acquisition of Protean Energy

first_imgStonehenge Metals Ltd has successfully completed its due diligence in relation to the option agreement with Protean Energy Limited.The only completion pre-condition remaining is the execution of the formal transaction documents, which along with final completion, is expected to occur within the next 7 days.The agreement with PEL grants Stonehenge an exclusive 24 month unrestricted licence and an option to acquire 100% of the equity of Protean Energy Australia Pty Ltd (PEA) (the Option). PEA holds the intellectual property titles, rights and licenses to the Protean Wave Energy Converter Technology (together the Protean WEC).CPS Capital, in its capacity as lead manager to the rights issue, is continuing discussions with potential strategic investors to place the balance of the shortfall and the Company expects to issue the remaining 33,999,968 Shortfall Shares for $169,999 in due course.Related: Stonehenge Metals to Buy Protean Wave Energy ConverterStonehenge Metals Raising Funds for Wave Energy Device Testing[mappress mapid=”14648″]Press release; Image: stonehengemetalslast_img read more