Lance Armstrong’s Madone’s New Paint Job

first_imgLance Armstrong’s new Trek Madone paint job by graphic artist Kaws was his ride for the Milan San Remo today.  The wild paint job is intended to keep the public eye on Lance and his cancer awareness campaign, and follows in the footsteps of the custom painted Madone he rode in the Tour Down Under and Tour of California.Click “more” for a few additional pics of this new paint job, and click on the image above to enlarge…last_img

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Kristin Chenoweth, Alan Cumming, Ariana DeBose, Aaron Tveit & More Board New Music Comedy Series

first_img Ariana DeBose Star Files View Comments Kristin Chenoweth Alan Cumming Alan Cumming, Kristin Chenoweth , Ariana DeBose, Jane Krakowski & Aaron Tveit(Photos by Emilio Madrid for Broadway.com & Jeremy Daniel)center_img Jane Krakowski Aaron Tveit Stage stars galore have signed on to join Cecily Strong and Keegan-Michael Key in a new Apple TV+ musical comedy series from Saturday Night Live and Mean Girls producer Lorne Michaels.The musical will feature Tony winners Alan Cumming, Kristin Chenoweth and Jane Krakowski along with Aaron Tveit, Ariana DeBose, Ann Harada, Fred Armisen, Jaime Camil and Dove Cameron.The new program follows a couple Melissa (Strong) and Josh (Key) on a backpacking trip designed to reinvigorate their relationship when they discover a magical town in which everyone acts as if they’re in a musical from the 1940s. They then discover that they can’t leave until they find “true love.”Look for Cumming to play Mayor Menlove, the welcoming town leader who harbors a secret (and a song) in his heart with Harada as Florence, his oblivious, dutiful wife. Armisen is set as Reverend Layton, the mild-mannered religious leader of the town with Chenoweth as Mildred, his morally superior busybody wife. Tveit is taking on the role of Danny Bailey, the town bad boy who sets his sights on Melissa. Cameron portrays Betsy, the farmer’s daughter who falls for Josh. DeBose plays Emma Tate, a more modern school teacher who struggles to fit into the town’s strict mold. Camil is the icy-hearted Doc Lopez, while Krakowski plays a sophisticated woman determined to marry him.Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio of the Despicable Me film franchise created the series. Paul will serve as showrunner and write original music. Barry Sonnenfeld is set to direct.The new series is scheduled to premiere in 2021. View All (5)last_img read more

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UVM Medical Center and UVM College of Nursing receive $175,000 in grants from KeyBank Foundation

first_imgKeyBank,The University of Vermont Medical Center,University of Vermont,(Left to right)  Eileen Whalen, president and COO of the UVM Medical Center; Don Baker, market president of KeyBank in Vermont; Mary Val Palumbo, associate professor at the UVM College of Nursing and Health Sciences; Patty Prelock, dean of the UVM College of Nursing and Health Sciences; Kate FitzPatrick, chief nursing officer at the UVM Medical Center; Dr. John Brumsted, president and CEO of the UVM Health Network; Brigitte Ritchie, director of Community Relations at KeyBank; Kevin McAteer, chief development officer at the UVM Medical Center Foundation.Vermont Business Magazine The University of Vermont Medical Center and The University of Vermont College of Nursing and Health Sciences today received a total of $175,000 from the KeyBank Foundation to strengthen the nursing profession and support construction of a new inpatient bed facility. The College of Nursing and Health Sciences (CNHS) will receive $75,000 to match a grant from the AARP/Robert Wood Johnson Foundation “Future for Nursing: Campaign for Action.” These funds will help spur an increase in the number of nurses who pursue baccalaureate degrees in Vermont, implement a program to educate nurse practitioners about establishing their own practices, and increase educational opportunities for “New Americans” interested in nursing and health careers.The remaining $100,000 donated by the KeyBank Foundation will help fund The University of Vermont Medical Center’s planned 128-bed inpatient facility which is designed to increase the number of single patient rooms from 30% to 90%.  Private rooms have been shown to enhance quality of care, improve the healing environment and provide more room for families, all of which aligns with the Medical Center’s focus on providing patient-and family-centered care.“More and more, health care organizations are relying on private donations to support needed advancements,” said Eileen Whalen, MHA, RN,  president and chief operating officer of the UVM Medical Center. “That’s why we’re especially grateful to the KeyBank Foundation for such a generous donation which will support meaningful improvements that touch on our dual missions of education and patient care.”“This funding will make a real impact on our ability to provide the well-trained nurses and other health professionals that the people of our region need,” said Patty Prelock, Ph.D., dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. “The KeyBank Foundation deserves great credit for understanding that educational programs need to adjust to new realities in this ever-changing health care environment.”“KeyBank has been a proud partner of University of Vermont Medical Center for more than fifty years and we’re pleased to continue our support with these major gifts to the “Future of Nursing: State Implementation Program” and the planned single-bed facility,” said Don Baker, Market President of KeyBank in Vermont. “Supporting nurses with opportunities to advance their careers is a particularly important priority for us.  As a company that is committed to helping our communities thrive, we’re excited to make these investments in improving patient care for all of our friends and neighbors in Vermont,” he added.The KeyBank Foundation, a 46-year-old nonprofit charitable foundation funded by KeyCorp, makes philanthropic investments in organizations and programs that build thriving communities. The Foundation’s funding priorities are fostering thriving students, through grants to academic programs, and fostering a thriving workforce, through grants made to workforce development and job creation programs. The Foundation also supports thriving communities through service, including employee volunteerism, contributions to the civic good, and charitable sponsorships. All grant-making takes into consideration how grantees and programming incorporate the values of diversity and inclusion. For each of the past eight years, KeyBank Foundation has given approximately $18 million to nonprofit organizations across the nation, in the form of philanthropy, corporate contributions, and volunteerism.The College of Nursing and Health Sciences at The University of Vermont currently serves 900 undergraduate and 217 graduate students in its mission to improve health and wellness through education, service, and research. CNHS is dedicated to meeting society’s need for well-prepared, interdisciplinary health care professionals who are ready to join the workforce and to bring value to the work of other team members, ultimately improving patients’ and clients’ outcomes.The University of Vermont Medical Center (link is external) is a 447 bed regional referral center providing advanced care to approximately 1 million residents in Vermont and northern New York.  Together with our partners at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, we are Vermont’s academic medical center.  The University of Vermont Medical Center is a member of  The University of Vermont Health Network(link is external), a four hospital system established to deliver high quality academic medicine to every community we serve. The University of Vermont Medical Center also serves as a community hospital for approximately 150,000 residents in Chittenden and Grand Isle counties. For more information visit www.UVMHealth.org/MedCenter(link is external) or visit our Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and blog sites at http://www.UVMHealth.org/MedCenterSocialMedia(link is external)Artist rendering of UVMMC inpatient facility.Source: UVM. 1.18.2016last_img read more

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More low-income families in Burlington gain Internet as Comcast enhances program

first_imgComcast Cable,Vermont Business Magazine This year, 270 more low-income homes in Burlington and South Burlington signed up for Internet Essentials, the nation’s largest high-speed internet adoption program. With the program on the rise in VT, as well as all over the country, Comcast increased the program’s Internet speeds and added free access to 18 million Xfinity WiFi hotspots, helping low-income families stay connected in and out of their homes for possibly the first time. Today, Comcast Corporation announced that its Internet Essentials(link is external) program, the nation’s largest and most comprehensive high-speed Internet adoption program, has now connected more than four million low-income Americans, in one million households, to high-speed Internet service at home. The company also announced three key program enhancements:For the fourth time in six years, Comcast will increase the program’s Internet service speeds, this time from 10/1 Mbps to up to 15/2 Mbps.  More speed was the number one requested enhancement from Internet Essentials customers, and this latest increase will improve streaming quality in the home (15 Mbps is three times the speed necessary to view a high-definition video), especially when multiple devices are connected to the Internet at the same time.To help family members connect to the Internet on the go and save money on their wireless bills, Internet Essentials customers will now enjoy 40 hours of free out-of-home WiFi access per month to the company’s growing network of 18 million Xfinity WiFi hotspots.  This WiFi access is being offered in addition to the free in-home WiFi Internet Essentials customers currently enjoy.Comcast is also expanding its pilot program for low-income senior citizens from five cities and metropolitan areas to 12, including today in Miami-Dade County.David L. Cohen, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer of Comcast Corporation, made the announcements in Miami with six-time Olympic medalist Jackie Joyner-Kersee, who will serve for the second year as Internet Essentials’ national spokesperson.  Cohen also introduced Adamari López, host of Telemundo’s Un Nuevo Día, who will become the program’s first ever national Hispanic spokesperson.  The three kicked off a multi-city tour, which will run through October.“When we started this program six years ago, we never imagined four million low-income Americans would benefit from it,” said Cohen.  “We also never would have reached this milestone without our many dedicated nonprofit partners, elected officials, educators, employees, and advocates who were all united by the belief that the Internet is essential, not only to compete in the 21st century economy, but also to be connected to loved ones and the world.  While this milestone is a wonderful moment to celebrate, it also inspires all of us to keep going to connect even more families to all that the Internet has to offer for education, jobs, healthcare, news, information, and entertainment.”Joyner-Kersee added, “I remain so honored that Comcast asked me to serve as the national spokesperson for Internet Essentials.  In my post-Olympic career, I’ve tried to inspire students and athletes to reach their dreams.  They can’t do that, however, if they don’t work hard or have the tools they need to succeed.  The Internet Essentials program gives every child access to a level playing field so we don’t leave an entire generation behind.”López said, “I am thrilled to be joining the Internet Essentials program as the national Hispanic spokesperson.  55 percent of Internet Essentials customers are Hispanic, which shows how much they appreciate the value of the Internet because it is a connection to their families and their culture.  They also value it because of what it means for education and employment opportunities.  I look forward to helping to connect even more Spanish-speakers to the amazing resources this program offers.”Internet Essentials has an integrated, wrap-around design meant to address each of the three major barriers to broadband adoption – digital literacy, access to computer equipment, and affordable Internet service.  The program is also structured as a partnership between Comcast and thousands of school districts, libraries, elected officials, and nonprofit community partners.About Internet EssentialsInternet Essentials(link is external) from Comcast is the nation’s largest and most comprehensive high-speed Internet adoption program for low-income Americans.  It provides low-cost high-speed Internet service for $9.95 a month plus tax; the option to purchase an Internet-ready computer for under $150; and multiple options to access free digital literacy training in print, online and in person.  For more information, or to apply for the program, visit www.InternetEssentials.com(link is external) or call 1-855-846-8376. Spanish-only speakers should call 1-855-765-6995.About ComcastComcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal.  Comcast Cable is one of the nation’s largest video, high-speed Internet, and phone providers to residential customers under the XFINITY brand, and also provides these services to businesses.  It also provides wireless and security and automation services to residential customers under the XFINITY brand.  NBCUniversal operates news, entertainment and sports cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, television production operations, television station groups, Universal Pictures and Universal Parks and Resorts. Source: Burlington, VT – August 15, 2017 — Comcast www.comcastcorporation.com(link is external)VBM vermontbiz.comlast_img read more

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Mission Woods residents express concerns with process that led to University of Kansas Hospital parking lot approval

first_imgMission Woods Mayor Robert Tiezte has come under fire for the city’s role in approving a controversial parking lot project.Kansas City may have been focused on the epic contest between the Royals and Mets, but for a group of homeowners in tiny Mission Woods, there was another battle of interest on Tuesday night.More than two dozen Mission Woods residents – nearly 15 percent of the city’s population of approximately 180 — packed into Westwood City Hall to hear an update from city leaders and University of Kansas Hospital officials on the parking lot project that some residents have charged was shoved through the city approval process without following proper protocol.Polsinelli Law Firm attorney John Petersen represented the hospital at the meeting, and told the group that the organization was committed to being a good neighbor on the project and working with landscape architects to come up with a landscaping plan that would largely satisfy neighborhood interests. After homeowners started organizing against the project, the city and hospital brought in a third-party landscape expert to try to marry the hospital’s proposed landscaping plan with the demands of the neighbors, who wanted to see improved shielding and use of materials that were in better aesthetic alignment with the city.Jay Sidie, who has been a vocal critic of the city for approving the project without more public notice and input, said neighbors wanted the parking lot under construction on the east side of Rainbow Boulevard to match the parking lot on the west side, which features high berms that hide the parking areas. Tommy Clemente, whose home looks out directly onto the parking lot area, said he hoped the hospital would replace the manufactured stone used for retaining walls with dry stack rock that is more common through the city.At one point, a resident asked the officials to clarify precisely what the city’s legal ability to dictate changes or next steps in the project might be.Mayor Robert Tietze declined to respond, instead deferring to the attorneys present. Petersen said that the hospital had to follow proper permitting procedure. The city’s legal counsel, Heather Zerger of Thomson Walker, LLC, said she “gave her legal advice to the council” and was not inclined to share her opinion with city residents.Hospital officials said they would be presenting revised landscaping plans to city leaders and neighbors in the coming weeks.The parking lot landscaping plan approved by the city of Mission Woods.last_img read more

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Golden Pen Awards of the Croatian National Tourist Board

first_imgThe Croatian National Tourist Board has now traditionally, for the thirteenth time, organized the Golden Pen, the awarding of prizes and recognitions for foreign journalists. This year, the Golden Pen was held in Kvarner, ie in Opatija and Mali Lošinj, in the period from 15 to 16 May.In addition to the Croatian National Tourist Board as the holder and main organizer, this year the partners were the tourist boards of Kvarner, the city of Opatija and the city of Mali Lošinj. With the awarding of the Golden Pen, the Croatian National Tourist Board emphasizes the value of a professional approach to writing about Croatia in foreign media, and ultimately it is an opportunity to thank journalists for their contribution to the promotion of Croatian tourism in the world. “Foreign guests make up about 90 percent of tourist traffic in Croatia and that is why this award has a special importance and weight in contributing to the promotion of Croatian tourism in foreign markets. Beautiful stories and impressions about Croatia, created on the basis of personal experience, are the best recommendation and motive for all those who have not yet discovered the charms and natural beauties of our country to do so soon. “, said the Minister of Tourism Gary Cappelli during the award ceremony “Golden Pen”.This year’s nominations by category for the Golden Pen were received from the Croatian National Tourist Board abroad, and they are applications for the following markets: Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Italy, Hungary, Netherlands, Benelux, Germany, Poland, Russia, Ukraine, USA, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Denmark, Estonia and the United Kingdom. The categories in which the awards were presented are for written material, for an online article and blog, for TV and for radio. This year, a total of 29 nominations were received, ie 33 journalists were nominated, and 27 of them participated in the award ceremony and accompanying program, as part of which they visited and got to know the host destinations.The most significant award is, as every year, the Grand Prix, and this year it was won by a French journalist for written material. Jean Louis Tremblais of Figaro Magazine for his report “Lošinj and Cres, an archipelago of golden fleece“. The winner of the award for TV reportage is an Italian journalist Marco Preti, with RAI 3 (CORAL CLIMB FOR RAI 3), for the report “Slavonia”. He won the Grand Prix for the blog Ronald Kordiš from Slovenia for his blog HAD.SI, ie for the publication “Motovun – ideas for a Sunday trip”.The Golden Pen project enables continuous cooperation and informing foreign media about Croatian tourism and spreading positive news about opportunities in Croatian tourism, maintaining a positive image of Croatia as a desirable tourist destination and Croatian tourism in the world in general. We also remind you that in previous years the hosts of the Golden Pen were Zagreb, Split, Rovinj, Dubrovnik, Čakovec, Osijek, Otočac, Zadar, Šibenik and Split.last_img read more

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NEWS SCAN: UK H1N1 deaths, mandatory flu vaccination, MRSA in pets, resistant Acinetobacter

first_imgNov 1, 2011UK data show almost fourfold increase in H1N1 deaths in 2nd pandemic waveDeaths in the United Kingdom attributed to pandemic 2009 H1N1 flu were almost four times as high during the second wave as during the first, according to data from Department of Health researchers published today. They investigated deaths reported through the country’s mandatory reporting system and found a rate of 5.4 per million during the second wave in the fall of 2009, compared with a rate of 1.6 per million in the first wave in the preceding summer (P < 0.001). They found per-million mortality rates during both waves particularly high in those with chronic neurologic disease (450), chronic heart disease (100), immune suppression (94), and chronic respiratory disease (39), compared with a rate of 2.4 in those with no risk factors. The difference between the two waves, they suggest, may have been based largely on people's behavior, such as actions reflecting a decreased perception of risk. They conclude that the data emphasize "the importance of maintaining preventative and treatment-seeking behaviours in the population beyond the period of initial high profile that the pandemic phenomenon attracts."Nov 1 Epidemiol Infect abstractMore than half of US hospitals require flu vaccination for employeesMore than half of US hospitals require employees to receive influenza immunization, according to a survey conducted by investigators with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The authors defined an institutional reqirment as a policy requiring staff to receive or decline flu vaccination, with or without consequences for refusing. They found that, of 808 responding hospitals (81% response rate), 440 (56%) reported an institutional requirement for vaccination. In addition, 44% (194) had consequences for refusal, with 69% of those hospitals offering nonmedical exemptions. Required mask wearing was the most common consequence of vaccine refusal (74% of 194 requirements), and 29 of 194 hospitals (14%) terminated unvaccinated healthcare personnel (HCP). The researchers found four variables associated with mandatory vaccination: location in a state requiring HCP to receive or decline flu vaccine, caring for vulnerable patients, use of nine or more vaccine strategies recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, and for-profit status.Dec 1 Clin Infect Dis abstractStudy shows MRSA may transmit to petsMinnesota researchers examined 29 pets in 28 households that had a pediatric case of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and found the disease in 2 pets but found no evidence of ongoing transmission, according to a letter yesterday in Clinical Infectious Diseases. The team identified the households from MRSA reports collected from 12 sentinel state hospitals, and trained professionals collected swab samples from pets at an initial visit and 6 months and 1 year later. Initial visits occurred from 44 to 107 days after onset of MRSA in the child. A community-associated USA300 genotype was isolated from a dog at the second visit but not at the first or third visit. The same strain was isolated from a cat at the first visit but not on subsequent visits. Both animals were asymptomatic. The authors conclude, "This limited study provides evidence for interspecies transmission of MRSA in household settings. It is unclear whether the pets were colonized when the child became infected or whether the pet was exposed to MRSA from the child or a contaminated environment." They called for using infection-control practices such as proper hand hygiene to limit interspecies transmission.Oct 31 Clin Infect Dis extractPositive environment samples common in ICU rooms of Acinetobacter patientsA study of multi-drug resistant Acinetobacter baumannii (MDR-AB) in intensive care unit (ICU) rooms of patients colonized or infected with the pathogen found that environmental samples were positive in 48% of patients. A baumannii is an emerging cause of healthcare-associated infection outbreaks, and the gram-negative bacteria are known to survive in the environment for prolonged periods. Investigators from the University of Maryland School of Medicine took samples from 10 surfaces of 50 ICU rooms of patients with recent or remote history of MDR-AB colonization or infection between Oct 8, 2008, and Jan 28, 2009. Of the rooms, 24 had one or more positive environmental sample. They found that the surfaces most likely to yield a positive sample were among those routinely touched by healthcare workers: supply carts, floors, infusion pumps, ventilator touch pads, and bed rails. Patients with recent history of MDR-AB were no more likely to have contamination in their environment than those with a more remote history. The authors noted the study drawbacks included a small sample size and the inability to determine transmission patterns. However, they said enhanced cleaning and monitoring of high-risk areas may be needed.November Am J Infect Control abstractNov 1 APIC press releaselast_img read more

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Fifty Flu Shots Available At Betty Ehart Friday

first_imgLARSO News:The Betty Ehart Senior Center still has 50 flu shots available for a free drive thru clinic (with proof of insurance) Friday.Community members 50 and older are welcome 12:30-1 p.m., while supplies last.Call 505.662.8920 for information and bring proof of insurance.Those who receive a flu shot will be given a $10 coupon from Albertsons.last_img

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Where the streets have new names

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Government to directly build affordable homes

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