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Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. James Corden’s CBS Start Date James Corden’s reign as host of CBS’ Late Late Show will begin on March 9, 2015. As previously reported, the Tony winner and Into the Woods star is set to take over from Craig Ferguson, who will complete his run on December 19. According to The Wrap, the show will rotate guest hosts in the interim. With the news that Neil Patrick Harris will emcee the Oscars, we’re still speculating here at Broadway.com that Corden is a prime candidate to host the 2015 Tonys, which also happen to be telecast on CBS. Get the Inside Scoop on Broadway Albums First we had special audio commentary for The Bridges of Madison County cast album, and now thanks to Ghostlight Records’ new series Ghostlight Shines On… we’re going to be getting it on more Great White Way recordings. Check out the discussion here about Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, featuring, among others, Jessie Mueller and songwriters Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann. Some kind of wonderful news, indeed! The Shuberts Join Forces with Craig Zadan & Neil Meron This sounds like a match made in theatrical heaven. Broadway bigwigs The Shuberts (they own 17 Great White Way theaters and have produced hundreds of shows) have signed a three-year development deal with Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, the powerhouse producing team behind The Sound of Music Live!, How to Succeed…, Smash, the Chicago film adaptation and the upcoming Peter Pan Live!. Under the agreement, they will team up to develop and produce original plays and musicals, as well as revivals. Wonder if this means the boy who wouldn’t grow up will be flying from our television screens to Broadway sometime soon? Norbert Leo Butz is a Tease Tony winner Norbert Leo Butz’s Netflix drama now has a name, Bloodline, and an approximate air date—the 13-episode psychological thriller drama will premiere in March 2015. Check out the below, which puts the tease into teaser trailer. We’d actually like to SEE you in the next one, Mr. Butz, please, and maybe a glimpse of Steven Pasquale as well… View Comments
Each preseason, the University of Wisconsin-Madison men’s basketball team scrimmages one of the eight teams in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference on a rotational basis.The Badgers weren’t scheduled to play UW-Platteville for another five seasons since the two teams played an exhibition game before the 2013-14 season. But Greg Gard and Jeff Gard, men’s basketball team coaches for UW-Madison and UW-Platteville, respectively, will play Oct. 30 at the Kohl Center.The Gard’s father, Glen, passed away Oct. 30, 2015 after a brief battle with Glioblastoma Multiforme, a rare form of brain cancer. This year’s exhibition will serve as the Brain Cancer Awareness Game in Glen’s memory, with his sons’ teams facing off.“As you come to the anniversary of it, there’s always a lot of hurdles to try to get over,” Greg Gard said, with his brother Jeff by his side during an emotional news conference Monday morning.The UW-Madison Athletic Department has partnered with the UW Carbone Cancer Center, and the day of the game will revolve around celebrating the doctors and researchers who work to find a cure for cancer on the Madison campus.Greg Gard said he heard from other families who have endured the grieving process after losing a loved one to cancer, and their advice to him was to do something that would remind the family of the good times on the particularly tough days, like the one-year anniversary of Glen’s passing.“Rather than us sitting around and being sorrowful on that day, moping around, shedding some tears, which there will still be some shed, but to do something positive,” Greg Gard said. “To help other people, bring awareness to this disease.”Jeff Gard said he took little convincing to be involved, calling the idea a “homerun.” WIAC Commissioner Gary Karner took the idea to the other coaches in his league and all of them agreed for an exception in the tradition, Greg Gard said.Jeff Gard also said their family now has a stage to make an impact in the cancer research arena and want to take advantage of that.“That’s what Dad was all about — to better somebody else’s life,” Jeff Gard said. “Even to this day, that’s what he’s still all about.”When asked what Glen would tell his boys before the game, Greg Gard responded:“Don’t take it easy on him,” Greg Gard said. “He’d probably tell him the same thing. Have fun with it, that would probably be the biggest thing.”“He’ll be there smiling down,” Greg Gard said.
By Bharat Sharma(Eds: Incorporating all results and quotes) Palembang, Aug 24 (PTI) The Indian rowing contingent redeemed itself by winning three medals, including a historic gold in quadruple sculls, on the final day of the competition at the 18th Asian Games here. The rowers had to overcome an unexpected and disastrous outing yesterday, when they were in contention for four medals, to ensure that India doesn’t return home empty handed from the Jakabaring lake. All Armymen, most of them from humble background, fought with the never-say-die spirit that soldiers are best known for. They pushed their boats as if there was no tomorrow. “Yesterday we had a bad day but soldiers never give up. I told my teammates that we will go for the gold and we will give it all. It was about karo ya maro (do or die). And we did it,” Sawarn Singh, senior most member of the gold-winning quadruple sculls team, told PTI. He not only pushed himself to the limit but his words of encouragement fired up his teammates, including Dattu Baban Bhokanal, who had given up midway into his single sculls race yesterday after starting as the favourite. The other members of the triumphant team were Sukhmeet Singh, who like Sawarn is from Mansa district in Punab, and Om Prakash. Like Bhokanal, Sawarn and Prakash also suffered a heartbreak yesterday, missing out on the bronze in the men’s double sculls. But all of them were able to turn it around in less than 24 hours.advertisement Dushyant Chauhan, bronze medallist in lightweight single sculls at Incheon, defended his third place in the event. Courtesy Bhagwan Singh and Rohit Kumar, India won another bronze in men’s lightweight double sculls. Bhagwan is a son of a truck driver who had to quit journalism in the second year and join Indian Army due to financial issues. Dushyant, who is now an experienced rower, gave his all quite literally. The energy sapping dash in the final 500 metres led to him being carried on a stretcher to the medical centre. He was so drained out that he could not stand properly during the medal ceremony. Minutes later he threw up, prompting the doctors to rush him to the medical centre. “I pushed as if it was the last race of my life. That was the only thing in the mind. May be I pushed a bit too hard but it was worth it. I had a bad cold and throat in the run up to the event, that also affected me a lot during the race. I was gone,” said Dushyant, who had not eaten much in the morning ahead of the race as they all have to maintain weight (72kg). “I just had two breads and an apple. It was very hot also. That is why I was completely dehydrated,” added the 25-year-old who lives in Gurgaon. In the quadruple sculls, it was a lot more than just a race for the experienced Bhokanal and Sawarn. Bhokanal had to win it for his late mother while Sawarn had to do it to know if he still had gas left in the tank. The 28-year-old had almost quit the sport, having suffered a slip disc following his bronze medal at the 2014 Asian Games. He only made a comeback last year due to the constant encouragement from chief coach Ismail Baig. “I never thought that I could come back and win a medal for the country again. The federation took care of me, sent me to Chennai for my back treatment. I am thankful to them,” said Sawarn. The quadruple sculls squad changed its tactics after the dismal show yesterday. “We were in the front in the first 1000m yesterday but were chased down at the end. Today we made ensure we were steady in the first half and then accelerated in the final 500 metres,” Sawarn added. The move did pay off as Sawarn and Co won the race by close to three seconds. Indonesia and Thailand won the silver and bronze respectively. The gold was also India’s second at the Asian Games rowing, the first being Bajrang Lal Thakkar’s in 2010. PTI BS AH
Penrith Touch is hoping to continue their successful Men’s Open 2006 campaign when Day Two of the 30th NSWTA State Cup gets underway at Port Macquarie at 8.00am on Saturday morning. After a disappointing showing on Day One, with one win and a loss, Penrith are sitting 3rd in Pool 1 of the Men’s Open A division, and with games against the Hornsby Lions and Central Coast Dolphins on day Two, the challenge will certainly be on. The make or break game may come at 12.40pm on Saturday where Lismore, who are undefeated and sitting equal 1st in Pool 1 will be out to continue their unblemished score card and deny Penrith the opportunity to take home the trophy. For full details on the 30th NSWTA State Cup and up to date ladders and results please click on the following link: http://www.sportingpulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?c=1-856-0-0-0
APTN National newsThe Tahltan Nation in northern British Columbia has once again set up a road block to stop Imperial Metals from opening a new mine.They fear that the Red Chris Mine threatens their territory.Imperial Metals also owns the Mount Polley Mine which, two months ago, saw its tailings pond dam fail and release millions of cubic metres of toxic waste water.The Red Chris mine has a similar tailings pond and the Tahltan erected a second roadblock in just a month at the entrance of the mine.In downtown Vancouver, Imperial Metals’ head office was also hit by a rally.
Kathleen Martens APTN NewsA man suspected of extorting money from residential school survivors is being released on day parole with their support, APTN News has learned.The revelation about Ivan Johnny, who was serving time for first-degree murder in British Columbia, is contained in Parole Board of Canada documents shared with APTN Tuesday.The documents say the 68-year-old will be released on several conditions to seek treatment at a community residential facility before returning to live on his First Nation.A court order prevents APTN from naming the community to protect the identities of survivors.“The community advised that they would like to reassess you further after your treatment to see if you are ready for a community healing circle with the victims of this allegation,” says the nine-page decision, “noting that although you were not charged, many members of the community believe you committed fraud.”APTN has followed this case since 2012. It was one of several dysfunctional incidents that revealed a glaring gap of oversight in the Independent Assessment Process (IAP), which paid survivors compensation for severe physical and sexual abuse.Johnny, who says he was physically and sexually abused in residential school, was working for a Vancouver lawyer while on parole from his murder conviction when some survivors alleged he was ripping them off.His parole was revoked and he sought release many times since then.Two members of the four-member parole board voted in favour of his release while to others abstained.The decision paints a glowing description of Johnny’s rehabilitation saying he has overcome anger and addiction issues stemming from childhood abuse. And, it suggests he is at low risk to re-offend despite a lengthy criminal record that includes violence, firearms and rape charges.He was convicted in June 1984 of shooting and killing a man outside a bar.It says the community has faith in Johnny, who, among other things, wants to return to his love of carving.“At this time, they believe you have begun your spiritual journey and have taken positive steps towards a better future,” it says.The decision will be re-assessed after six months.
Think back to your last flight. You walked through the busy airport, down the jetway, or up the aircraft stairs. You entered the aircraft, turn right (or infrequently left), find your seat, and the clock starts: the airline has just about thirty seconds to impress you.Did it do so on that flight? Did the seat and its environment look welcoming, comfortable, interesting, and attractive? Or was it bland, blue-grey, poorly lit, and generic? If it was on a low-cost carrier, did it look cheap and cheerful, or cheap and nasty? If it was a full-service airline, did it look and feel premium, distinctive, or stylish? Did it meet the design, branding and experience expectations that the airline set for you in its advertising, booking process, and the #PaxEx so far?In economy and premium economy, the first impression we see is often set by the lighting. This doesn’t necessarily have to be the very latest in programmable lighting along the lines of that used by Finnair or Icelandair or Philippine Airlines. But it should at the very least be something more than the bright stark white that so many airlines still use, or the tired dim beige that screams thirty-year-old aircraft.Light-colored neutrals aren’t necessarily a problem if they can be coloured by light. Image: John WaltonThe seat fabric used is also key, and it’s a shame that so few airlines make the most of it. After all, it’s practically invisible once passengers are sitting on it, but there’s an opportunity for real fun and differentiation on first sight. Does it break up the serried ranks of seats? Does it catch the lighting, and does it harken back to the airline’s brand? Or is it row after row of dark blue or grey material that could belong to dozens of airlines?Could you name this airline from the cabin design? If not, does that create a problem for a carrier like Scoot? Image: John WaltonAll of those factors from economy are relevant in business and first class too, of course, where passengers paying premium fares are increasingly expecting a premium look and feel. But here there’s more space to work with — and correspondingly more design opportunities to grasp or to squander.Crucially, there is the factor of in-cabin seat shells to consider up front. Walls of greige thermoplastic should sound a cautionary note unless there is thoughtful, consistent lighting that ups the interest level, and a materials choice that works with the lighting rather than against it.Walls and cabin monuments, too, are growing in importance, as is the work done by companies like ABC International alongside design houses to brand cabins and give them a premium feel.Increasingly, the thought given to how the soft product for a flight is presented is a shibboleth for good design and good passenger experience in business class.How are the blankets, pillows, duvets, mattress pads, amenity kits, headphones slippers and other items presented? Are they squeezed into a shrink-wrapped plastic bag and shoved into the footwell? Do you end up with so much plastic wrapping to throw away that you wince in guilt for the future of the planet? Are the seat and side-table surfaces so covered with bits and bobs that you can’t put your hand luggage down to pull out the few things you need for takeoff and landing?Just how much plastic wrapping is truly required of soft product? Image: John WaltonOr have the headphones been discreetly hung on their special hook, the slippers slipped into the magazine rack, the amenity kit positioned attractively, the pillows arranged to look plump and inviting, the duvets tucked out of the way, the mattress pads stored overhead until it’s bedtime?A legitimate question for passengers – just where do you put all that stuff? Image: John WaltonOnce you’re seated, is the screen on and showing something attractive, informative, fun, or otherwise eye-catching? Is what you’re looking at interesting or swanky enough to take a quick snapshot for your family and friends on social media? Or are you staring at a featureless seatback and a dark screen?Is what you see when you sit down worthy of a snap with your cameraphone? Image: John WaltonThere’s a strange mirror dichotomy between designing for a first impression looking down at a seat and, by contrast, for the fact that passengers might be looking at the other side of that seat for nearly twenty-four hours. Getting it right — designing a seat that does both well — takes a long time and much expertise.Related Articles:Towards designing Instagram-worthy modern premium PaxExItaly’s ABC International takes cabin branding to the next levelIs the future of seatback thermoplastics really greige?Finnair’s London A350 is a refreshing change from Eurobusiness normLift explores cabin lighting as a brand canvas and revenue streamBetter flight in amber: is it time to bring warmth back to cabin colors?Gulf Air gets to the heart of identity with rebranding effortCabin designers lavish praise on new airframer-branded cabins
Appointed as CEO of Brussels Airlines in April 2018, Foerster says her biggest achievement so far is creating a stronger synergy with parent Lufthansa Group. “We’ve now fully integrated our sales and cargo operations, so we’re now using the power of the entire group. We’re no longer just focused on Belgium,” she notes. “We also just launched our new long-haul product on the Airbus A330 fleet.”As one of a handful of female airline CEOs, Foerster says she has delved into the topic of women in aviation, and has served as a mentor to others in the industry. She feels there are different reasons why we don’t see more women represented in airline C-suites.“One thing is I think women question themselves too much and it hinders them. Taking over an executive role is like having a child. You can only say ‘yes’ or ‘no’ and move forward. And you don’t know what the future will hold,” she says.Another issue is work/family balance. “In Europe, there’s the question of how you bring a family and being an executive together. I see a lot of mothers and I completely understand the lack of time for networking because they have to balance their responsibilities in life. I think all of these things are contributing factors.” But Foerster says she sees a climate where diversity is being taken more seriously. “I think that has contributed to more representation.”Her advice for women at the beginning of their aviation careers is to take a chance and join an “incredible” industry. “[Aviation] is so varied and really exciting. It bridges the world, which I think is great. I think young women should just jump right in.”In the pioneer days of aviation, men and women both contributed equally, notes Foerster. “But as aviation became bigger and there was more relevant technology after [World War II], that’s when participation by women got reduced. It’s a pity that the pioneering spirit is not there. I hope it comes back.”Related Articles:Air France commits to further improving gender diversity and equalitySITAONAIR’s Evi Dougali talks digitization and staying the courseWILL Rise: How UTC is preparing women for leadershipOp-Ed: A woman’s place is in the flight deck and the C-SuiteAviation and tech company chief seeks to increase women in both fieldsPursuing Leadership: Delta SVP Allison Ausband’s advice to womenCharlie Bravo Aviation CEO to women: Push beyond your comfort zoneTAM Airlines CEO Claudia Sender on harnessing a culture of diversityFly Blue Crane CEO on breaking the aviation glass ceilingAge not a barrier to success for Novaport deputy CEO in Russia Christina Foerster, the CEO of Brussels Airlines, credits her success with lessons learned from her parents while growing up in the Canary Islands. Now she’s urging other women to “go for it” in their careers.“My father ran a small soccer club, and we always went to the bar after games. When talking to the team, you had to fast with your words and quick-witted,” recalls Foerster in an interview with Runway Girl Network. “My mother is a feminist and believed she could always get things done. She taught me not to think about gender, but about who you are and always go for it.”Though her parents divorced, the experience didn’t hold her back. Foerster earned her B.S. at Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration in 1997 and an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1999. She started her career as a strategic consultant for Boston Consulting Group in the trade and tourism industry and also did a stint at Sheraton Hotels. This led her to Deutsche Lufthansa in 2002, where she became a project manager, handling duties including asset allocation and privatization of ATC in Germany.Foester moved up the ranks, becoming Lufthansa’s vice president of network and fleet development in 2011. In 2014, she took over the job for all the major and regional airlines under Lufthansa. “I worked with the asset management team to look at our aircraft portfolio to decide what our airlines would need in the future,” she explains.Under her watch, the group placed Lufthansa’s largest ever order of Airbus A320s in September 2013. “These aircraft have become a staple of our business and are performing well,” notes Foerster.After promotions to senior vice president of network, group & alliance development, and SVP network & partner management, she was named Chief Commercial Officer for Brussels Airlines in September 2016. The carrier is owned by the Lufthansa Group.“On the one hand, I had been in Frankfurt for awhile, so I wanted to move to a different city and shake things up,” says Foerster. “On the other hand, I wanted a job with more corporate responsibility. Being CCO gave me a much wider scope of duties, from product sales to cargo, to innovation to marketing. It let me further increase my knowledge of the industry.”Christina Foerster’s feminist mother gave her great advice as a child. Image: Brussels AirlinesFoerster credits Lufthansa for its focus on developing talent. “It allowed me to integrate everything I’ve learned in past jobs that helped me in the future,” she says. “Doing things like forging strong teams and achieving amazing things were all learned in past jobs. So I was able to handle similar issues, but on a bigger scale at Brussels Airlines.”
Today’s passengers and flight crew require secure, real-time connections through texting, phone calls, social media, email, transferring information, and streaming videos. GORE Microwave/RF Assemblies is helping SmartSky Networks launch the next-generation of inflight connectivity above the clouds.They selected Gore’s vapor-sealed 7 Series for their new inflight connectivity system that provides travelers with a true 4G LTE air-to-ground (ATG) connection in aircraft such as the Embraer ERJ-135 operated by JetSuiteX.SmartSky’s inflight connectivity system using Gore’s 7 Series has just received STC (Supplemental Type Certificate) approval for the Embraer ERJ-145. The certificate is required by the U.S. FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) for any modifications to an aircraft’s original design. Gore worked closely with SmartSky’s STC partners to ensure the reliability of the system in a moisture-rich environment. With more than 1,200 in service, the ERJ-145 is the largest twin-engine regional jet in a family that also includes the ERJ-135 and ERJ-140.“Gore’s well-earned reputation within the industry made choosing their routable cable assembly technology an easy decision,” said Darren Emery, Vice President for Product Support at SmartSky. “Gore’s 7 Series is high performance and exceptionally reliable, enabling a real fit-and-forget installation to exceed our customers’ expectations now and for many years to come.”“SmartSky’s innovative system, combined with our vapor-sealed assemblies, will enable an extremely compelling user experience and set a new standard for the industry,” said Jeremy Moore, Global Product Specialist for Gore’s Civil Aerospace Team.High-Quality Signal TransmissionGORE Microwave/RF Assemblies, 7 Series with robust connector options improve signal integrity and speed with low loss up to 40 GHz making them an ideal solution for SmartSky’s new high-speed ATG technology. They are designed precisely to prevent the ingress of water vapor, fuel, and other hazardous contaminants commonly found in airborne environments. With smaller diameters, more flexibility and tighter bend radius, these assemblies also meet the complex routing requirements of SmartSky’s tight platforms without breaking or failing.Gore’s 7 Series was also instrumental in helping SmartSky continue to stay on schedule with deploying their King Air B200 airborne test platform developed to optimize their new ATG network and test future technologies and applications.The vapor-sealed 7 Series complement Gore’s broad catalog of aerospace solutions — including coaxial and microwave/RF assemblies, high-speed data cables, aircraft sealants and more. Gore’s high- performance aerospace solutions will be on display at the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg, Germany on 2-4 April in Booth 2E60. For more information, visit gore.com/aix2019 or contact a Gore applications specialist at [email protected] W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.L. Gore & Associates is a global materials science company dedicated to transforming industries and improving lives. Founded in 1958, Gore has built a reputation for solving complex technical challenges in the most demanding environments — from revolutionizing the outerwear industry with GORE-TEX® fabric to creating medical devices that improve and save lives to enabling new levels of performance in the aerospace, pharmaceutical and mobile electronics markets, among other industries. Headquartered in Newark, Del., Gore employs approximately 10,000 Associates and generates annual revenues that exceed $3.5 billion. Learn more at gore.com.About SmartSky NetworksHeadquartered in North Carolina’s Research Triangle, SmartSky Networks was formed in 2011 by senior telecommunications and aviation executives seeking to transform aviation through the use of disruptive communications technologies and related tools. Working with leading aerospace and technology partners, SmartSky has begun the rollout of its innovative, air-to-ground network, SmartSky 4G LTE. The network takes advantage of patented spectrum reuse, advanced beamforming technologies and 60 MHz of spectrum for significantly enhanced connectivity. SmartSky 4G LTE uniquely enables a productivity experience in the air similar to that available on the ground, including unmatched capacity for data transmissions both to and from the aircraft. This real-time, low latency, bidirectional data link makes SmartSky 4G LTE the most compelling user experience, and a key enabler for the new and enhanced apps, services, and hardware that will usher in the digitization of the aviation industry.