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first_img Star Files Drew Moerlein as Bateman’s rival Paul Owen shows off his business card in the appropriately titled, “Cards.” Finally, the ladies of American Psycho, led by Helene Yorke and Morgan Weed, sing “You Are What You Wear.” Scenes from ‘American Psycho’ Related Shows Armed with a moisturized face, razor abs and the hottest Sony Walkman, Patrick Bateman is ready to slay Broadway as the anti-hero of the new electro-rock musical American Psycho. got a glimpse of the new show, starring Benjamin Walker as the Wall Street killer and written by Duncan Sheik and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, at a VIP rehearsal event at New 42nd Street Studios on February 18. Directed by hot Brit director Rupert Goold with dazzling choreography by Lynne Page, the show starts previews at the Schoenfeld Theatre on March 24. Enjoy the sneak peek below!Get to know Patrick Bateman (Benjamin Walker) in these clips from the opening number, “Selling Out.” Jennifer Damiano as Bateman’s secretary Jean sings “A Girl Before.” American Psycho Show Closed This production ended its run on June 5, 2016 View Comments Benjamin Walkerlast_img read more

first_imgThirty-five prosecutors, law enforcement officials, forensic tool developers, and computer forensics practitioners from around the country convened on the Champlain College campus on September 1 and 2, 2004, as part of a US Department of Justice project. Champlain College is an important partner in the National Institute of Justices (NIJ) Electronic Crime Partnership Initiative (ECPI). The ECPI is promoting Champlain’s Computer & Digital Forensics program as a model that can be replicated elsewhere in the country to help fight electronic crime and cyber terrorism.US Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont, Americas Cyber Senator, came to the Champlain College campus to meet the ECPI participants.Realizing that the United States is facing increasing incidents of electronic crime and terrorism and a lack of trained professionals to investigate these crimes, one of ECPIs tasks is to foster educational programs in this field. The ECPI noted there are very few college-level programs in existence, and they are looking to Champlain’s Computer & Digital Forensics program to be a model to replicate in the US.I want to congratulate Champlain College for being proactive and ahead of the field in the development of a digital forensics curriculum, said John Morgan, assistant director of the National Institute of Justice, during opening remarks. This will be groundbreaking for the field.I think digital forensics is the most pressing need in law enforcement, Morgan said. The intent is to take the bull by the horns and solve this problem. We must have a much stronger, proactive capacity in federal, state and local law enforcement to deal with this.While in Burlington, ECPI working groups addressed a variety of topics — from identity theft to child safety on the Internet to education and training. The Outreach and Education working group worked to further develop standards, technology, education, training and certification to increase the nation’s ability to combat electronic crime. The task group learned more details about Champlains program outcomes from faculty members, and discussed ways to expand the reach of Champlains program.Gary Kessler, director of Champlains Computer & Digital Forensics program, and Lt. Mike Schirling of the Burlington Police Department and the Vermont Internet Crimes Task Force are members of ECPI.”We are fortunate to have strong digital forensics expertise in the Vermont law enforcement community and that the College has a good relationship with that community, Kessler said. The advice and support from local experts has been critical in the success of the definition and rollout of this program.Champlain’s program was instituted a year ago and it includes professional certificate, associate’s and bachelor’s degree options. It was the first bachelor’s degree of its kind in New England. This fall Champlain is launching it online as an accelerated program, and it’s the first online degree of its kind in the nation.Today, computers often play a key role in the commission of crimes, as in financial fraud and identity theft, while at other times they serve as record-keepers of conversations and incriminating data. White-collar crooks, international terrorists and common criminals using computers to plan and execute crimes, and Champlain’s program trains professionals to apprehend these criminals. Adult students and traditional aged students learn how to examine computers and pull relevant evidence from them, which can then be used in court.last_img read more

first_imgVermont Senators Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) announced Thursday that Vermont partnerships across the state have been awarded more than $1.2 million in Drug Free Communities (DFC) Support Program Continuation Grants.  The DFC grants are awarded by the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) to local organizations in communities that are working to reduce youth alcohol, tobacco and illegal drug use.  Fourteen Vermont coalitions are among 565 communities nationwide to receive these grants for Fiscal Year 2009.The awards provide funding from September 30, 2009, through September 29, 2010.  To coalitions who qualify, the program offers matching grants of up to $625,000 over five years.  Local communities are required to provide one-to-one matching funds for every federal dollar awarded.  Earlier this year, Leahy, with strong support from Sanders, led congressional efforts to increase the funding for the DFC grant program for Fiscal Year 2010.  The Vermont coalitions awarded funding under the DFC program are within the five-year cycle. Vermont communities are working to apply practical approaches to address drug and substance abuse in our state, said Leahy, who chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee.  When the Judiciary Committee came to Vermont last year, we heard from community leaders and organizations who are confronting these abuse problems head-on.  Community-wide efforts like these in Vermont are helping us make steady progress in addressing this issue, which affects rural areas just as it affects big cities.   This federal support for on-going efforts to encourage young people to steer clear of drugs is a significant step forward for Vermont, said Sanders.  It is essential that we help these young people to move forward into becoming responsible adults if we are to have a safe and productive society in the future.The DFC program was created by the Drug Free Communities Act of 1997 and was reauthorized by Congress in 2001 and 2006.  Vermont coalitions in Ludlow, Isle La Motte, Shelburne, St. Albans, Northfield, Milton, Manchester Center, Windsor, Hardwick, Bennington, Montpelier, Cabot, Wilmington were awarded grants.CoalitionAward AmountBlack River Area Community Coalition, Ludlow, Vt.$100,000Grand Isle County Community Coalition, Isle La Motte, Vt.$45,000Connecting Youth In Chittenden South, Shelburne, Vt.$100,000Franklin County Caring Communities, St Albans, Vt.$58,092Greater Northfield Coalition Council, Northfield, Vt.$94,370Milton Community Youth Coalition, Inc., Milton, Vt.$125,000The Collaborative, Manchester Center, Vt.$100,000Windsor Area Community Partnership, Windsor, Vt.$100,000Hardwick Area Community Coalition, Hardwick, Vt.$65,000Southshire Substance Abuse Coalition, Bennington, Vt.$100,000Central Vermont New Directions, Montpelier, Vt.$125,000Cabot Coalition, Cabot, Vt.$60,000Deerfield Valley Community Partnership, Wilmington, Vt.$89,000Franklin County Caring Communities, Inc., St Albans, Vt.$98,000Total For Vermont$1,259,462last_img read more

first_imgI think it will be Day Four of the Pisgah Mountain Bike Stage Race that I go out to visit the loony tune bikers who will sure to be suffering great consequences from relentlessly climbing these magical mountains of WNC.I will have my massage table with me and will give a free massage to whomever crosses the finish line first that day. I’m not talking about a little soothing rub down. I will work that person over in the infamous, Bettina Freese kind of way, so they start out their last day, of 43 miles, like it’s just another Saturday ride.Not only will it be an amazing experince for me to witness the specific aches, pains, deficiencies and miseries from being bitch-slappped by the ancient forest, but it will be a whole new bag of experiences to bring back to my sports massage students at the Asheville School of Massage and Yoga.Working on an athlete of that caliber, in that kind of race, is like a mechanic dropping into the Formula One race to crank a wrench on a Ferrari. The Toure De France would be another great massage and anatomy lesson, but I perefer mountain bikers. Hear that Mr. Hincapie? Yeah, I’m talking to you. Bring it. I’ll massage you anyway.The PMBSR starts on Tuesday, September 22nd at the Black Mountain Trail Head. Riders will start with the White Squirrel Loop, which is 39 miles and 6,200 feet of elevation gain. The day will end with an awards ceremony on the courthouse gazebo in Brevard.Day Two, dubbed the Land of Waterfalls Loop, begins at the Black Mountain Trail Head, sending riders out for 43 miles and 7,300 feet of elevation gain. The freaks will begin to feel the suffering on this evening as they gather for a happy hour at the Lobby. I wonder how many will go overboard and drink too much New Belgium? The thing is, I KNOW mountain bikers, and they will be hung over on Thursday morning. Those who didn’t drink are actually road bikers who have pure dites, nun-like habits, the stamina of cheetahs, and no technical skill. I say that because techinical skill is a byprodcut of high levels of yeast and hops in the system.The Carl Schenck Loop comprises Day Three and was designed for the hung over mountain biker with just 25 miles and 3,200 feet of elevation gain, but verrry technical. This one starts at the Wash Creek Campground. Schenck was a comrade of George W. Vanderbilt, who bestowed upon his the positioun of Biltmore Estate forester. He founded the first forestry school in the U.S. right here on th Biltmore Estate. His management theories influenced forestry education for generations therafter. People riding his trail will call his name out in their sleep. 1 2last_img read more

first_imgTHE DIRTMeet the winners of our Dirty Dozen Wilderness Hiking ChallengeKids and Skiing | Terrain-based LearningCHATTERA Monthly collection of Reader Reactions to previous BRO IssuesQUICK HITSRunning shop owner chases down much slower vandal • Polar plunges to start the new yearCONTRIBUTOR QUESTIONSOnce a month we throw our contributors for a loop with a different question about their lives in the outdoors. This month we wanted to know, “what’s the best way to spend a snow day?”FLASHPOINTCan Southern ski resorts adapt to climate change?THE GOODSEssential gear for Timberline ski patrol and surviving a winter atop LeConte.TRAIL MIXThe top 20 albums of 2015.FACES OF WINTERMeet a pro climbing bum, ski coach, weatherman, ice climber, and a girl that shreds harder than you.UNSTOPPABLEAdaptive snowsports athletes are making incredible comebacks on the slopes.NO DOGS NEEDEDNorth Carolina ultra runner Peter Ripmaster will be pulling his own sled in the 1,000-mile Iditarod footrace.SECRETS OF AN OUTDOOR DADFormer pro paddler Adam Herzog reveals how to keep fit as a stay-at-home parent.TEACHINGS FROM THE RIVERGirls at Play founder Anna Levesque discovers five life lessons from her thrills and spills on the water.SNOWBOUND 2015-16It’s time to hit the slopes. Opening days are upon us at regional resorts, so wax your skis and get ready for some downhill thrills with BRO’s annual Snowbound winter sports guide.last_img read more

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first_imgStuff 27 July 2018Family First Comment: Once again, (as with the importance of family dinners and the effect of excessive screentime) the media are trying to keep up with us and are saying things we said only recently! this article….“While good childcare has its place, long hours can be tiring and stressful for children. ‘What anyone should do is put themselves in the shoes of a child – if you feel as an adult that the amount of time is long for you, then it is definitely too long for a child.’Well said.About 3 per cent of Kiwi kids are in both before and after school care every day, the latest report by Growing Up in New Zealand shows.This number is on the rise. In 2009, 8.8 per cent of children were in some kind of formal out-of-school care. By 2017, that number had leapt to 15 per cent, according to Stats NZ.Childcare providers have noticed the trend, too.Danielle Reynolds-Howlett runs the Chillout programme in Papakura, which looks after 75 children each morning and up to 140 in the afternoon.The number of parents looking for both before and after school care is “definitely on the increase” – and Auckland traffic has a big impact. With the journey into the city taking longer, more parents are finding they don’t have time to do the school run before work.That’s the case for Ashleigh Visser, who commutes from Auckland’s North Shore to the city each day.She drops off her two children at 7am, and her husband collects them at 5.30pm.At almost 11 hours, it’s a long day – but she says her children have never once complained. “They love it.”After they get home in the evening, it’s homework and then straight into dinner. On days when the children have had a big afternoon tea they might not be hungry, and having that extra family time is nice, Visser says.Child Forum Chief Executive Sarah Alexander says while good childcare has its place, long hours can be tiring and stressful for children.“What anyone should do is put themselves in the shoes of a child – if you feel as an adult that the amount of time is long for you, then it is definitely too long for a child.”It’s not so much the time spent in childcare that’s the issue, but the time spent away from home.Having only a small number of hours with family is a “stress” for children, as there’s little time for catching up and bonding. It also means parents don’t have time to develop their parenting skills.Research from the past 10 years indicates children want to spend more time with their parents – but it also shows parents want the same thing, Alexander says.“It’s a social issue and an employment issue.”“We need to look at how we can better support families to enable them to have a bit more time in the day with their children.”READ MORE: read more

first_imgHealthLifestyleNewsRegional PAHO supports effort to eliminate malaria in Haiti by: Caribbean Media Corporation – February 27, 2015 Tweet WASHINGTON (CMC) – The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has joined a collaborative effort led by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that seeks to eliminate indigenous cases of malaria on the island of Hispaniola, which comprises Haiti and the Dominican Republic, by 2020.The Haiti Malaria Elimination Consortium (HaMEC), announced by the CDC Foundation on Wednesday, will accelerate malaria elimination efforts beginning with a US $29.9 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.PAHO said Hispaniola is the only remaining island in the Caribbean where malaria is endemic.In Haiti, where the majority of Hispaniola’s malaria cases occur, there were more than 20,000 confirmed cases in 2013, PAHO said.“We laud this expression of solidarity with efforts to eliminate malaria from the only two countries in the Caribbean where transmission still exists,” said Keith Carter, PAHO senior advisor on malaria and other communicable diseases.“We are heartened that the project can also catalyze elimination of lymphatic filariasis, another vector-borne disease, from the island,” he added. 122 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring!center_img Share Share Sharelast_img read more

first_img“I will defer to the statement issued bythe Secretary of Foreign Affairs. That is again subject always to the NationalSecurity Adviser as well as the Department of National Defensesecretary for validation,” Panelo told reporters Monday. MANILA – Malacañang has deferred tocomment on the reported sighting of a Chinese airship above Mischief orPanganiban Reef in the West Philippine Sea. ImageSat International, which specializes in providing high-resolution satellite imagery and mapping, said in a Twitter post last November 24 that China’s aerostat was sighted over the Mischief Reef on Nov. 18. Satellite image dated November 19 shows China’s aerostat above Mischief or Panganiban Reef in the Philippines’ exclusive economic zone. ISI Presidential spokesperson SalvadorPanelo said security officials have yet to verify the report. “And that is again subject always to the National Security Adviser (Hermogenes Esperon), as well as the Department of National Defense Secretary (Delfin Lorenzana) for validation,” he added. Panganiban Reef, which is being reclaimed by China, is located within the Philippines’ 200-nautical mile exclusive economic zone or the West Philippine Sea. He said that security officials always release statements relative to matters concerning national security. The Philippine and China have been at odds for years over contested territories in the South China Sea, with the Philippines winning an internationally-backed arbitration case against China before the The Hague-based Permanent Court of Arbitration in July 2016./PNlast_img read more

first_imgKirk Martin won 20 features en route to the EQ Cylinder Heads Southern Region crown for IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars. He is pictured with IMCA President Brett Root. (Photo by Bruce Badgley, Motor­sports Photography)WEATHERFORD, Texas – There’s a running joke in Kirk Martin’s household about whether or not he’s running for points.An early season winning streak helped convince him to do so this year and a career season-best 20 IMCA Sunoco Stock Car checkers paved the way for his first EQ Cylinder Heads Southern Region championship.Second in the national standings, the Weatherford pilot also earned Boyd Raceway and Allstar Performance Texas State honors.“It was a phenomenal year for us. We started a streak of what became nine wins in a row (be­tween March 11 and April 8). They just kept coming. We knew the streak was going to end and on a couple of those nights I was more lucky than good, but a win’s a win,” Martin said.Another streak, this time of four straight checkers, came in August and helped him nail down the regional and state crowns as well as the runner-up spot in the national standings.“I had the most races I’ve ever run (53) this season and was really surprised that at the end I was second in the nation. There are some extraordinary drivers in the top 20,” Martin said. “To be se­cond nationally behind Mike Nichols is pretty incredible.”He won eight times at Boyd, six times at Kennedale Speedway Park, four nights at 281 Speed­way and twice at Heart O’ Texas Speedway. Martin is now planning to follow more series and travel to special events outside his region next season.“Everything worked out good for us this year. I can’t explain how ecstatic I am. It’s obvious this is the peak of our racing career and I am really excited about what will happen in 2018,” he said. “We will probably go to RPM Speedway for the Sunflower Classic and follow the Kupper Chevro­let Dakota Tour. I want to race with some of the other drivers in the top 20 and have fun at their tracks.”While he didn’t take the checkers that night, one of Martin’s highlights of the season came in his one visit to Southern Oklahoma Speedway when he displayed the American flag during the pa­rade laps accompanying the playing of the national anthem.“I was really honored when they asked me to do that,” he said. “It meant a lot to me.”Starts-53Wins-20Additional Top Fives-20 HIS CREW: Wife Wendy, Mark Adams, Michael Lamb, Charles Lamb, Mike Ellis, Shane Ellis, Danny Sims, Brent Sauble, Richard Shirley and David Lee. HIS SPONSORS: Kamco Trucking and Fully Involved Motorsports, both of Weatherford; Tangle­wood Oilfield Services and Gary and Danny Brown of Decatur; WCH Racing Engines and Jam­mie Wells of Midlothian; Sunoco Fuels and Warren Wright of Grandview; TruForm Wheel Covers and Derek Cates of Waco; Showtime Designs and Bradley Poor of Abilene; and Willam Gould Racing of Calera, Okla.last_img read more