Watch Rob McClure & the Cast of Mrs. Doubtfire Lend Their Voices to the New Song ‘As Long as There Is Love’

first_img Mrs. Doubtfire View Comments Rob McClure Broadway’s Mrs. Doubtfire musical might be on hold, but that’s not stopping the show’s talented cast from sharing its original score. The production has offered up a heartwarming new video featuring Tony-nominated actor Rob McClure and his co-stars singing the musical’s final number, “As Long as There Is Love,” penned by Tony-nommed Something Rotten! collaborators Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick. Watch the video below and gear up to see Mrs. Doubtfire back on stage at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre soon. Related Showscenter_img Rob McClure Star Files from $59.00last_img read more

Savant Partners With USAI Lighting for Daylight Mode

first_imgSavant has partnered with USAI Lighting to debut a feature called Daylight Mode, which can align lighting schemes to match the natural circadian progression based on time-of-day. Designed to promote healthy living, Daylight Mode can be personalized by each user to suit individual lifestyle and situational changes. Savant Daylight Mode is available now.Daylight Mode relies on the Savant App to suggest a circadian curve based upon scientific data that highlights time-of-day settings for color temperature and lighting intensity shifts throughout the progression of each day. The Savant app intelligently adjusts for related factors such as geography, time zone and season. Beyond the scientific defaults, users can effortlessly personalize their lighting experience by adjusting timing, intensity and color temperature settings to perfectly suit their daily habits. Users can turn on and off Daylight Mode in specific rooms of the home from within the Savant App, plus have keypad buttons to instantly override circadian settings for specific task lighting, entertainment settings and more.Any Savant Scene can include Daylight Mode settings, providing users with instant access at the touch of a button. As the homeowner recalls a kitchen scene at 10 AM, it will command the lighting to come on that intensity and cool color temperature aligned with that time of day. The same Savant Scene activated at 8 PM will result in lighting settings that are in accordance with the evening hours, maintaining circadian rhythm and a healthier cycle. Daylight Mode can be easily overridden as needed for specific tasks, events or mood lighting. Here’s a video that describes it well:In order to support these features, Savant has created a lighting and energy education space within the Savant Experience Center, designed to provide integrators and their clients with a firsthand look at wellness, lighting and energy automation features for enhanced living.Savant’s Daylight Mode is described here.last_img read more

Examiners seats need public members

first_imgExaminers seats need public members May 1, 2008 Regular News Examiners seats need public memberscenter_img Members of the public are invited to volunteer — on or before May 30 — for a three-year term on the Florida Board of Board Examiners. The Supreme Court of Florida will appoint two public members to serve on The Florida Board of Bar Examiners. The board ensures that applicants have met the requirements of the rules with regard to character and fitness, education, and technical competence prior to recommending to the Supreme Court of Florida an applicant’s admission to The Florida Bar.A public member volunteer should possess education or work-related experience such as educational testing, accounting, statistical analysis, medicine, psychology, or related sciences. A bachelor’s degree is required. Lawyers are not eligible. Public board members should be willing and able to devote about three days’ work a month. Service requires travel to various Florida locations to attend board meetings and the examination, with travel and subsistence expenses reimbursed.Board members should be interested in seeking to improve the examination and its administration, and to evaluate carefully the character and fitness of applicants seeking admission to the Bar. Board members should be free of adverse interests, conflicting duties, or inconsistent obligations that may interfere or appear to interfere with the proper administration of the board’s mandate from the court.The vacancy will occur on November 1, with the expiration of the terms of Loretta Fabricant of Miami and Veronica White of Winter Park.Persons interested in applying for the position as a public member serving on the board should contact Michele A. Gavagni, Executive Director, Florida Board of Bar Examiners, either by fax at (850) 414-6822 or by mail at 1891 Eider Court, Tallahassee 32399-1750, to obtain an application which must be completed and filed in the board’s office by the close of business on Friday, May 30. The application may also be obtained from The Florida Bar’s Web site at www.floridabar.org.last_img read more

July 1, 2011 On the Move

first_imgJuly 1, 2011 On the Move July 1, 2011 On the Move On the Move Julie Feigeles, Lawrence Silverman, and Jenny Torres have joined Akerman Senterfitt in Miami. Feigeles and Silverman join as shareholders, while Torres joins as of counsel. Feigeles focuses on commercial litigation, including contract disputes, banking litigation, creditors’ rights, construction defects, professional negligence, and toxic torts. Silverman practices commercial litigation and is involved in antitrust counseling with an emphasis on distribution law issues such as MAP, resale and unilateral pricing policies, Internet sales restrictions and dealer agreements. Torres practices commercial and civil litigation, including appellate work and domestic and international arbitrations. Myra Mahoney has become of counsel with Polenberg Cooper in Ft. Lauderdale. Mahoney concentrates her practice in business formation and general corporate matters, such as profit and nonprofit corporations, S-corporations, general and limited partnerships, limited liability companies and partnerships, and joint ventures. Cary S. Torres has joined Florida Health Law Center in Davie where she will handle general corporate and healthcare matters. Brian Chojnowski has joined Kubicki Draper in Tallahassee where he will focus on handling construction defects, products liability, automobile negligence, and workers’ compensation matters. Harvey Gurland has been named co-managing partner of Duane Morris’ Miami and Boca Raton offices. Gurland represents clients in general business and corporate matters, including class actions and shareholder suits, intellectual property, and real estate litigation. Jay Thornton has joined GrayRobinson in Ft. Lauderdale as a shareholder in the litigation practice group. Thornton represents clients in varied labor and employment (management), banking, and general commercial litigation matters. Sean A. Mickley has joined Kirwin Norris in Orlando as an associate. Mickley represents clients in the area of commercial and construction litigation. The Law Firm of Adam B. Cordover, P.A., has moved to downtown Tampa. The new address is 412 East Madison Street, Suite 824, Tampa 33602. The firm practices in marital and family law, and can be found online at www.abcfamilylaw.com. Robert Stein has been promoted to partner of Young, Adams & Stein in Boca Raton. Stein is the head of the personal injury protection department, in addition to practicing plaintiff’s personal injury and wrongful death law. George E. Hebert, Jr., has joined William W. Price, P.A., in West Palm Beach as an associate. Hebert practices personal injury, wrongful death, professional liability, and general civil litigation law. Megan W. L. Malec has joined N. Diane Holmes, P.A., in Orlando as an associate. Malec will focus primarily on family law, collaborative family law, and family law mediation. Jason Campbell has joined GrayRobinson in Jacksonville as a shareholder. His focus will be on business and corporate law and commercial real estate law. Caroline A. Soret and Michelle Barton King have opened Barton King Soret, P.A., located at 4000 Ponce de Leon Boulevard, Suite 470, Coral Gables 33146, phone (305) 864-2519, www.bksmiamilaw.com. The firm focuses on personal injury, family law, property damage (residential and commercial) litigation, and general civil litigation. James E. Malphurs and David S. Turken have joined Tew Cardenas in Miami as associates. Malphurs and Turken focus their practices on commercial litigation. Micheal A. Edwards has joined Peterson Bernard in West Palm Beach as an associate. Edwards is board certified in workers’ compensation. Boyd & Jenerette has opened an office in Miami, located in the One Brickell Square building, 801 Brickell Avenue, Suite 1440. The managing partner of the Miami office is Jorge Gutierrez, who focuses his practice on corporate, international, and real estate law. Miriam Sowinski and Josh Woolsey have joined Rogers Towers in Jacksonville as associates. Sowinski joins the firm’s business and tax department and Woolsey will work with the litigation department. Rilyn A. Carnahan and Barry S. Turner have joined Ruden McClosky in West Palm Beach as associates in the bankruptcy practice group. Jo Thacker has joined Broad and Cassel in Orlando as a partner. Thacker practices in various areas of law, from corporate matters and governmental relations to real estate and land use. Andrew Urbanak has joined Kubicki Draper in Orlando where he will focus on handling general defense civil litigation matters. Christa M. Carpenter has joined Bush Ross in Tampa as an associate in the firm’s healthcare practice group. Carpenter’s practice focuses on health care defense litigation. Robert Clayton (Clay) Roesch has joined Shuffield, Lowman & Wilson in Orlando. Roesch concentrates in complex commercial litigation, class actions suits, class arbitrations, and multi-district litigation. Tania Ochoa has opened The Law Office of Tania Ochoa, P.A., located at 1035 South State Road 7 in Wellington; phone (561) 355-5177; Tania@ochoabankruptcy.com. The firm focuses on all types of bankruptcy matters. Cristina M. Rubio has joined The Law Office of Tania Ochoa, P.A. in Wellington. Rubio will focus on all types of bankruptcy matters. Josh M. Rubens has joined Kluger, Kaplan, Silverman, Katzen & Levine in Miami as an associate. Rubens will focus on complex commercial litigation. Stephen Siegel has joined Broad and Cassel and will work out of the Miami and Ft. Lauderdale offices. Siegel practices health law. Joseph R. Fields, Jr., has joined The LaBovick Law Group in Palm Beach Gardens. Fields focuses on ADA litigation and family law.last_img read more

Uni-Select USA Exec Receives President’s Medallion from Alfred State College

first_imgAMHERST, N.Y. — Uni-Select USA was recently honored for its outstanding contribution to Alfred State College’s Automotive Trades Program at the School of Applied Technology in Wellsville, N.Y., recently. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement The President’s Medallion, which is awarded to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to Alfred State College, was awarded to Uni-Select executive Al Mosher. Mosher is an Alfred State College Class of 1973 graduate and division stores manager for Uni-Select USA. He is the partnership manager responsible for the company’s involvement with Alfred State College. Alfred State College also presented a plaque to commemorate Uni-Select USA for its outstanding contribution to the college and to the Automotive Trades Program at the School of Applied Technology. The company’s United States headquarters is located in Amherst, New York, approximately two hours from Alfred State College. “Uni-Select USA has a long history of supporting Alfred State College and we believe the partnership between business and education is a true win-win situation,” said James Buzzard, executive vice president, Automotive Group, US, Uni-Select. “There is a strong need for workers in the automotive parts industry and by working closely with Alfred State College we all benefit from the level of skilled graduates who enter the workforce.” The long-term vision of Uni-Select USA is to gain additional industry support for all of the automotive trades programs and to support a new state-of-the-art 5,400 square foot training facility and parts store on the Wellsville campus.,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement DeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain. With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit.  LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisement DeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business. last_img read more

Wiemann: Coronavirus Concerns? Consider Past Health Crises

first_imgBy SHELLY A. WIEMANN, CFP®Founder, Wiemann Wealth Strategies, LLCDuring the last week of February 2020, the S&P 500 lost 11.49% — the worst week for stocks since the 2008 financial crisis — only to jump by 4.6% on the first Monday in March.1By all accounts, the drop was largely driven by ever-increasing fears about the potential effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and its ultimate impact on the global economy. Although many market observers contend that the market was overvalued and due for a correction anyway, the unpredictability, strength, and suddenness of the historic tumble was unnerving for even the most seasoned investors. If recent volatility is causing you to consider cashing out of your stock holdings, it may be worthwhile to pause and put recent events into perspective, using history as a guide. A look backSince the turn of the millennium, the market’s negative response to health crises has been relatively short-lived. As this table shows, approximately six months after early reports of a major outbreak, the S&P 500 bounced back by an average of 10.47%. After 12 months, it rebounded by an average of 17.17%. Although there are no guarantees the current situation will follow a similar pattern, it may be reassuring to know that over even longer periods of time, stocks typically regain their upward trajectory, helping long-term investors who hold steady to recoup their temporary losses, catch their breath, and go on to pursue their goals.Epidemic Month end* 6-month performance, S&P 50012-month performance, S&P 500 SARS April 2003 14.59% 20.76% Avian (Bird) flu June 2006 11.66% 18.36% Swine flu (H1N1) April 2009** 18.72% 35.96% MERS May 2013 10.74% 17.96% Ebola March 2014 5.34% 10.44% Measles/Rubeola December 2014 0.20% -0.73% Zika January 2016 12.03% 17.45%. Source: Dow Jones Market Data, as cited on foxbusiness.com, January 27, 2020. Stocks are represented by the Standard & Poor’s 500 price index. Returns reflect the change in price, but not the reinvestment of dividends. The S&P 500 is an unmanaged index that is generally considered to be representative of the U.S. stock market. Returns shown do not reflect taxes, fees, brokerage commissions, or other expenses typically associated with investing. The performance of an unmanaged index is not indicative of the performance of any particular investment. Individuals cannot invest directly in any index. Actual results will vary. *End of month during which early incidents of outbreak were reported. **H1N1 occurred during the financial crisis, when, as during other periods, many different factors influenced stock market performance.What should you do?First, keep in mind that market downturns sometimes offer the chance to pick up potentially solid stocks at value prices, which could position a portfolio well for future growth. Again, there are no guarantees that stocks will perform to anyone’s expectations — and decisions could result in losses including a possible loss in principal — but it may be helpful to remember that some investors use downturns as opportunities to buy stocks that were previously overvalued relative to their perceived earnings potential. Moreover, if you typically invest set amounts into your portfolio at regular intervals — a strategy known as dollar-cost averaging (DCA), which is commonly used in workplace retirement plans and college investment plans — take heart in knowing you’re utilizing a method of investing that helps you behave like the value investors noted above. Through DCA, your investment dollars purchase fewer shares when prices are high, and more shares when prices drop. Essentially, in a down market, you automatically “buy low,” one of the most fundamental investment tenets. Over extended periods of volatility, DCA can result in a lower average cost for your holdings than the investment’s average price over the same time period. Finally and perhaps most important, during trying times like this, it may help to focus less on daily market swings and more on the fundamentals; that is, review your investment objectives and time horizon, and revisit your asset allocation to make sure it’s still appropriate for your needs. Your allocation can shift in unexpected ways due to changes in market cycles, so you may discover the need to rebalance your allocation by selling holdings in one asset class and investing more in another. (Keep in mind that rebalancing in a taxable account can result in income tax consequences.) Questions?After considering the points here, if you still have questions about how changing market dynamics are affecting your portfolio, contact your financial professional. Often a third-party perspective can help alleviate any worries you may still hold.1 Based on data reported in WSJ Market Data Center, February 28, 2020, and March 2, 2020. Performance reflects price change, not total return. Because it does not include dividends or splits, it should not be used to benchmark performance of specific investments.last_img read more

Buncefield blast brings tenants to Peoplebuilding

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Food Assistance For Those In Need

first_imgFood pantry at the Heart Of The Hamptons. Independent/Jessica Mackin-CiproMany have already been busy stocking cupboards while self-quarantining amid the COVID-19 pandemic. While preparing for however long the novel coronavirus keeps us inside our homes, let’s not forget that many community members are financially unable to prepare their pantries with anything beyond their immediate needs, if that. Some rely on our local food pantries and other food assistance programs, which need help during this trying time. Bank of America has enabled Long Island Cares to open a new distribution center in Hampton Bays. “I’m very thankful for the generous support,” said Paule Pachter, CEO of Long Island Cares. “The ability for our organization to assist residents on the East End who have been impacted by COVID-19, and subsequent job losses is clearly enhanced at this time. Also, with the opening of our East End warehouse, it will be easier for our member agencies on both the South and North Fork to access emergency food that’s closer to their locations.” The new center, called Hunger Assistance and Humanitarian Center of the Hamptons, brings together all available resources for the benefit of the hungry and food insecure on Long Island. It is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9 AM to 3 PM, and Tuesday and Thursday from 9 AM to 4:30 PM. Clients are welcomed once per month, and veterans once per week, on Tuesdays. Call 631-613-3344 with any questions, and to donate, visit www.licares.org. “As the world is faced with uncertainty, it is crucial that we come together as people to support one another, to spread hope, and to stay strong for one another,” Long Island Cares said in a Facebook post. “We are Long Island. We are strong. We will get through this.”Heart of the Hamptons The Heart of the Hamptons food pantry in Southampton Village is open Wednesdays, from 10 AM to noon. Non-perishables, produce, and frozen meat will be distributed to clients in pre-packed bags outside the organization’s Hill Street building. Call 631-283-6415 and leave a message with your name and phone number to set up help for someone in need. Messages will be checked periodically. “We continue to order and receive larger quantities of food than usual from our loyal partners,” read a Facebook statement. Hapco Farms, LLC, Astor Distributors Inc., and Long Island Cares all contribute to the Southampton pantry. “We appreciate all of the offers for food donations, however, we are only going to accept food from our distributors for as long as we can afford to do so in the interest of public safety. We cannot thank you enough for your support during this challenging time. We continue to witness the beauty of community and the strong impact we can make together.” Email hilton@heartofthehamptons.org with any additional questions, or visit www.heartofthehamptons.org to donate.Landscape Details in East Hampton helps move pallets of food from Hauppauge-based Long Island Harvest to The East Hampton Food Pantry. Independent/Michael Derrig The East Hampton Food Pantry is safeguarding senior clients by asking if they can arrive at 1 PM, if possible. Delivery can be arranged if seniors are unable to visit to the food pantry by calling 631-324-2300. The pantry is open from 1 to 6 PM every other Tuesday, including April 7 and 21. “We are in dire need of monetary donations in order for the food pantry to continue to serve our clients, due to the increased demand of the food pantry,” the organization said in a Facebook statement. “We will continue to feed those in need throughout this difficult time, as long as we have food.”John Kowalenko, co-owner of Art of Eating, needed help getting pallets of food from Island Harvest in Hauppauge to The East Hampton Food pantry. Kowalenko, a board member, called his friend Michael Derrig, founder of Landscape Details in East Hampton, because he knew the firm had a large fleet of trucks. He said he figured some box trucks could be repurposed as food delivery vehicles.“I knew if I called Michael Derrig he’d come through for me,” Kowalenko said. “He and the firm have always been incredibly generous with our community.”Right now, according to Kowalenko, the need for food on the East End is growing faster than they can keep up with. On Tuesday, a truck helped picked up three pallets of food that will help feed the more than 20,000 children, elderly, and family members who rely upon this resource.“We’re always glad to help out,” Derrig said. “Now more than ever, our community has to stick together, even if we’re social distancing.” The pantry serves Montauk, Amagansett, Springs, East Hampton, Springs, and Wainscott residents. Service will continue every other Tuesday until further notice. Emergencies will be accommodated on Mondays and Tuesdays, but residents are asked to phone ahead if possible. East Hampton Meals on Wheels can be reached at 631-329-1669 for information on its programs. The assistance program cannot accept food donations due to restrictions by the New York State Department of Health. The organization said on Facebook the IGAs in East Hampton and Montauk are supporting it for the month of March. If stopping by either of the stores, patrons can purchase a “wheel” to support Meals on Wheels. “Our priority is to keep our clients and volunteers healthy,” reads a statement on its website. “We have taken all necessary precautions and are following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and New York State Department of Health recommendations for everyday preventative actions that can help stop the spread of the flu and coronavirus. We have also taken on new clients due to the closure of the East Hampton Senior Center. If you would like to help, please consider making a donation or volunteering. Thank you for your continued support.” For more information, visit www.ehmealsonwheels.org. karen@karenfredericks.comDesirée Keegan contributed reporting Sharelast_img read more

Brazil: Delivery Ceremony of Suezmax Tanker ‘Zumbi dos Palmares’ Held at EAS Shipyard

first_imgMAN Diesel & Turbo representatives attended the delivery ceremony of the Suezmax tanker ‘Zumbi dos Palmares’ on 20 May, 2013. Powered by an MAN B&W 6S70ME-C type prime mover and 3 × MAN 7L23/30H auxiliary engines, the vessel is the second ship built by Estaleiro Atlantico Sul (EAS) stemming from the Brazilian Government’s PROMEF shipbuilding program.The ceremony took place at the EAS shipyard, in north-eastern Brazil, and was attended by the President of Brazil – Dilma Rouseff, President of Petrobras – Maria das Graças Silva Foster, and President of Transpetro – Sergio Machado.“We are proud to participate in this new chapter of Brazilian shipbuilding history”, said Lincoln de Sousa, Diesel Division director of MAN Diesel & Turbo in Brazil who also attended the ceremony. He continued: “We want to congratulate Transpetro on the successful launch and are confident that our engine will contribute to a successful working life for the new tanker. To this end, we have already trained some of the Zumbi dos Palmares crew on various aspects of the engine’s operation at our MAN Primeserv Academy in Rio de Janeiro.”At the ceremony, Transpetro also announced the reactivation of contracts for 12 ships to be constructed by EAS. The latest newbuilding is one of 10 Suezmax vessels EAS is contracted to produce.Transpetro is Brazil’s largest hydrocarbon transportation company and a fully owned subsidiary of Petrobras, the local energy multinational. Under PROMEF (Program for Modernization and Expansion of the Fleet), Transpetro has ordered a total of 28 ships, all to be equipped with MAN B&W two-stroke prime movers. Each engine has an output of circa 22,000 hp.The Zumbi dos Palmares has a payload of one million barrels of crude oil, equivalent to half of Brazil’s daily production, and will primarily sail long, international routes. Immediately after the ceremony, the tanker started its maiden voyage, departing Atlântico Sul in Suape for the Campos Basin off Rio de Janeiro. Its launching marks the fifth PROMEF vessel in operation, two of which have come from the EAS yard. The other EAS vessel is a sister Suezmax tanker, the ‘João Cândido’, which was delivered in 2010 and is similarly powered by an electronically controlled MAN B&W 6S70ME-C type engine.Zumbi dos Palmares–main dataLength (m) 274.2Moulded breadth (m) 48.0Height (m) 51.6No. Of tanks 12 + 2 cargo tank leftoversSpeed (kn) 14.8Range (miles) 20,000[mappress]MAN Diesel & Turbo, May 29, 2013last_img read more