Cheeseburger in Paradise! Jimmy Buffett Gets Fans Ready for Escape to Margaritaville

first_img View Comments Related Shows James L. Nederlander Jr. and Jimmy Buffett are all smiles for Escape to Margaritaville! Escape to Margaritaville’s music man Jimmy Buffet knows how to greet the fans in style ahead of a Broadway run! He distributed cheeseburgers (in paradise—get it?) at the Marquis Theatre on December 8. What better way to celebrate a new musical than with a greasy burger! New Great White Way tradition? We think so! Peek the pics, and get ready to raise a glass when Escape to Margaritaville begins performances on February 16, 2018. Escape to Margaritavillecenter_img We could get used to this. Thanks, Jimmy Buffett! Jimmy Buffett(Photos: Emilio Madrid-Kuser) Show Closed This production ended its run on July 1, 2018last_img read more

Road Pitch ganging up on Vermont entrepreneurs August 1-August 5

first_imgVermont Business Magazine For the third consecutive year, FreshTracks Road Pitch will take place August 1-5. Road Pitch is a five-day motorcycle tour of Vermont in which a gang of “business bikers” (comprised of investors, entrepreneurs and business advisers) ride around the state and stop in 10 towns to listen to entrepreneurs pitch their business concepts. This year, the tour will stop in Essex Junction (Aug 1), Rutland (Aug 1), Bennington (Aug 2), Brattleboro (Aug 2), Barre (Aug 3), Randolph (Aug 3), St Johnsbury (Aug 4), Lowell (Aug 4), Hyde Park (Aug 5) and Grand Isle (Aug 5).  Come cheer on your local entrepreneurs as they compete for the coveted “Riders’ Choice Award” consisting of $500 and a special edition “Vermont Biker Bear” contributed by Vermont Teddy Bear. In Barre, Hyde Park and Lowell, the local organizers are enhancing the prize package with additional prize money and products. The Riders Choice winner from each town will be invited to a final statewide “Pitch-Off” event where they will pitch for a grand prize of $4,000 and a year’s worth of mentoring from the Road Pitch Riders. The Pitch-Off is sponsored by and held at Champlain College. Cairn Cross at the 2015 Road Pitch. Vermont Business Magazine photo.“We are pleased that Champlain College has agreed to host the brand new final Road Pitch Pitch-Off event during Innovation Week in Burlington” said Cairn Cross, Road Pitch Founder and Co-Founder of FreshTracks Capital, “The final event will bring together the best pitches from the summer’s Road Pitch for one final pitch competition.  As with our other Road Pitch events the final event is open to the public.” “We are able to offer these prizes through the generous sponsorship provided by Vermont Department of Economic Development, Champlain College, Burlington Bytes, Key Bank, Gallagher Flynn and Company, Vermont Small Business Development Center, Dinse, Vermont Business Magazine, Moulton Law Group, DesignBook, Milk Money, Merritt and Merritt, North Country Angel Group, Champlain Mini Makers Faire, LaunchVT, and Vermont Teddy Bear” said Cross, “each of these sponsors plays a key role in the statewide entrepreneurial ecosystem and we are happy for their support.” This year Road Pitch will again have the Twitter handle @ThisisVT and become the voice of Vermont during the week of August 1st through August 7th. Twitter users can follow the event as it makes its way around the state by following the @ThisisVT Twitter stream.  This year the rider group numbers 50 different riders and the riders expect to listen to 50 pitches from a wide variety of Vermont entrepreneurial companies including food and beverage product companies, software companies, advanced manufacturing companies, natural product companies, and clothing companies. The goals of Road Pitch are to connect Vermont entrepreneurs to resources such as capital and advice, advocate for entrepreneurs throughout the state, help entrepreneurs polish and refine their pitching skills, showcase entrepreneurship through a highly visible annual event, find investible opportunities for private investors and source capital for entrepreneurial businesses, and promote motorcycle touring in Vermont while having fun and riding safely. This year while touring the state, the rider group will hand out 1,000 Vermont Brownie Company Brownies during the week with a Share the Road riding safety and motorcycle awareness message.  ROAD PITCH SCHEDULEAugust 2016Essex Junction – 9:00 AM (link is external)(link is external) August 2Robert Gibson River Garden,157 Main StreetBrattleboro, VT 05301 United States + Google Map (link is external)(link is external) (link is external)Find out more » (link is external)(link is external) (link is external)Find out more » (link is external)(link is external) Lowell (Barn Pitch) – 2:30 PM (link is external)(link is external) (link is external)Find out more » (link is external)(link is external) August 4Trish Sears & Steve Mason’s Barn,52 Finnegan Road Lowell, VT 05847 United States + Google Map (link is external)(link is external) August 5Grand Isle County Courthouse,3677 US-2 North Hero, VT 05474 United States + Google Map (link is external)(link is external) (link is external)Find out more » (link is external)(link is external) Barre – (Shed Pitch) 11:00 AM (link is external)(link is external) August 3Vermont Technical Center,124 Admin DriveRandolph, VT 05061 United States + Google Map (link is external)(link is external) Hyde Park – 10:00AM (link is external)(link is external) Bennington – 10:00 AM (link is external)(link is external) August 3Vermont Granite Museum,7 Jones Brothers Way Barre, VT 05641 United States + Google Map (link is external)(link is external) (link is external)Find out more » (link is external)(link is external) Randolph – 2:00 PM (link is external)(link is external) August 1Fox Room – Rutland Free Library,10 Court StreetRutland, VT 05701 United States + Google Map (link is external)(link is external) (link is external)Find out more » (link is external)(link is external)North Hero – 3:00PM (link is external)(link is external) St. Johnsbury – 10:30 AM (link is external)(link is external) Rutland – 4:00 PM (link is external)(link is external) (link is external)Find out more » (link is external)(link is external) (link is external)Find out more » (link is external)(link is external) August 1Green Mountain Harley Davidson,157 Pearl StreetEssex Junction, VT 05452 United States + Google Map (link is external)(link is external) (link is external)Find out more » (link is external)(link is external) August 5Green Mountain Technology & Career Center,738 Vt 15 WHyde Park , VT 05655 United States + Google Map (link is external)(link is external) August 2Bennington Museum,75 Main StreetBennington, VT 05201 United States + Google Map (link is external)(link is external) Brattleboro – 3:30 PM (link is external)(link is external) August 4Catamount Arts Center,115 Eastern AvenueSt Johnsbury, VT 05819 United States + Google Map (link is external)(link is external) (link is external)Find out more » (link is external)(link is external) Road Pitch: Road Pitch is a multi-day motorcycling event where motorcyclists with investing, business advising or entrepreneurial experience ride through Vermont stopping in small towns to listen to entrepreneurs pitch their business concepts.  Riders provide advice, connect the entrepreneurs with resources where appropriate, and occasionally make an investment in a business opportunity.  The ride also promotes Vermont as a terrific place to do business as well as a perfect motorcycling destination with lots of scenic twisting roads, picturesque small towns, and plenty of locally sourced food and beverage.  Road Pitch was founded in 2014 by Cairn Cross co-founder of FreshTracks Capital.The Road Pitch website: www.roadpitch.co(link is external) has a detailed listing of the dates and times for each event. The events are free and open to the public. Source: Road Pitch 7.26.2016last_img read more

Bonk Breaker goes bite sized

first_img Related Created from the feedback received from US Ironman athletes, Bonk Breaker – the official energy bar of the US Ironman triathlon series – has released Bonk Bites. The new bite-sized portions of the gluten-free, dairy-free and soy-free energy bars are available in four freshly-baked flavours: peanut butter & jelly, peanut butter & chocolate chip, apple pie and blueberry oat.Bonk Bites was conceived last year during the Ironman season and until now were only available on course at US Ironman events.As the official energy bar of US Ironman events, Bonk Breaker is distributed to athletes at aid stations (bike and run) at all Ironman events held in the US. One of the primary goals of the sponsorship relationship for the flourishing nutrition bar maker is feedback from athletes, which helps guide product innovation and development.The Santa Monica, California-based company was swift to respond to the request from athletes seeking a smaller portion of the popular energy bars that is easier to consume in the heat of battle! Bonk Breaker Founder & Co-CEO Jason Winn created the first Bonk Breaker – peanut butter & jelly – in an apartment kitchen in 2006 while training for his first Ironman because he didn’t find what was available commercially to his liking, thus he views baking tasty bars that specifically address the needs of athletes of paramount importance.“A few weeks into the 2012 season, our partners at Ironman asked us if we might consider a smaller bar to serve on course at their events for the 2013 season. (Bonk Breaker Chairman & Co-CEO) Chris (Frank) and I had been thinking about a smaller bar and we were able to turn the suggestion into an on-course product within a month. Ironman was astonished that we could go from concept to execution so quickly,” explained Winn.Bonk Bites were made available in March exclusively at REI outlets in the US. After a successful two-month run, the new bite-size product was released to Bonk Breaker distributors and retailers worldwide. Beyond the field of athletic competition, the company is pleased that Bonk Bites as well as Bonk Breaker bars, the latter of which are available in 8 flavours of energy bars and 2 high protein bars, are serving as nutritious snack choices for families and anyone on the go.Frank said, “At 100-125 calories, Bonk Bites are a perfect solution not only for Ironman, but for anyone in search of a tasty, healthy, bite-sized snack in the middle of the day. This includes kids, teens, adults and professionals alike. We have already seen tremendous success in the emerging ‘portion controlled’ category and we think it’s a huge win for everyone.”www.bonkbreaker.comlast_img read more

NEWS SCAN: Haiti cholera strains, Italian autism ruling, Lyme disease dynamics, anthrax grant, vaccine funding

first_imgJun 19, 2012Second cholera strain may be involved in Haiti outbreakA second strain of cholera in addition to the one traced to UN peacekeepers from Nepal may be involved in the current Haitian outbreak that has sickened at least 550,000 and killed more than 7,200 people, according to a study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). An international team of researchers analyzed isolates from 81 cholera patients from 18 towns across Haiti. They found that 48% of patients were infected with the O1 strain that has been traced to the UN peacekeepers, 21% with a non-O1/O139 strain endemic to the country, and 7% with both strains. The non-O1/O139 strain has never been known to cause an epidemic, according to an NPR story on the study. “This suggests that it’s very likely that local strains are involved,” lead researcher Rita Colwell, PhD, of the University of Maryland told NPR. “Because no one has tested for pathogenic cholera strains in that country before, we have no evidence that it wasn’t there already.” Another scientist on the team, Claire Fraser-Liggett, of the University of Maryland, said in a news release that the team’s phylogenomic analysis “has shown that there is significant genomic diversity among the cholera bacteria” and point up the need for a comprehensive global genomic database.Jun 18 PNAS abstractJun 18 NPR storyJun 18 University of Maryland news releaseItalian court awards damages in vaccine-autism caseIn a ruling that flies against a number of studies, an Italian judge awarded a family 174,000 euros ($220,000) after the Italian Health Ministry conceded that the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine caused autism in their 9-year-old son, the UK-based Independent reported. Valentino Bocca was 15 months old when he received the MMR vaccine and immediately experienced serious discomfort, the boy’s parents said. The story said it was unclear what evidence was presented to the court in Rimini in northeastern Italy to warrant the ruling, but experts assert timing is coincidental, as autism symptoms typically manifest at about the age when the shot is given. Up to 100 similar cases are now being examined by Italian attorneys and experts, the story said. A purported link between the vaccine and autism was widely publicized after Dr Andrew Wakefield reported such findings in The Lancet in 1998, but his data have since been soundly discredited and he is no longer allowed to practice medicine in Britain. In the United States, the Court of Federal Claims has rejected hundreds of claims from families concerning vaccine-related autism, but in 2010 one family received compensation after a girl experienced an autism-like illness after receiving nine vaccines in one day. In that case, federal officials said the vaccinations aggravated an existing mitochondrial disorder, which in turn led to her illness.Jun 17 Independent storyJan 6, 2011, CIDRAP News story on analysis of Wakefield’s researchSep 14, 2010, CIDRAP News item on US caseStudy: Dwindling fox population may raise Lyme disease riskDwindling fox populations, rather than a recovering deer population, may help explain the sustained increase in US Lyme disease cases and geographic spread, investigators reported in PNAS. Researchers from the University of California-Santa Cruz (UCSC) developed a model to illustrate how reductions in small-mammal predators can sharply increase the incidence of Lyme disease, which is transmitted via tick bites. They then showed “that increases in Lyme disease in the northeastern and midwestern United States over the past three decades are frequently uncorrelated with deer abundance and instead coincide with a range-wide decline of a key small-mammal predator, the red fox, likely due to expansion of coyote populations,” according to the study. Red foxes feed on small mammals like mice, shrews, and chipmunks, which transmit Lyme disease bacteria to deer ticks, according to a UCSC news release.Jun 18 PNAS abstractJun 18 UCSC press releaseNIH awards anthrax vaccine grant to Alabama companyThe National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases of the National Institutes of Health has awarded a $110,000 6-month grant to vaccine developer Vaxin Inc., of Birmingham, Ala., for continued work on its new anthrax vaccine, AdVAV. The award is a Phase I Small Business Initiative Research grant. Animal testing so far has shown a single dose of AdVAV to be effective with no appreciable side effects, according to a Vaxin press release. The company claims that if funding and development stay on track, the vaccine may be ready in 6 to 8 years, according to a story in the Birmingham News. Vaxin landed a 2-year $14.7 million grant from the Department of Health and Human Services less than a year ago for work on the nasally administered AdVAV.Jun 18 Vaxin press releaseJun 18 Birmingham News articleZimbabwe children to receive Japan-funded vaccinationsFunds for a weeklong immunization program covering about 2 million children in Zimbabwe against polio and measles have been provided by the Japanese government, according to Voice of America (VoA) yesterday. Zimbabwe’s national immunization week, which began yesterday, is part of efforts to reduce the country’s child mortality rates in coordination with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). With 100 child deaths every day in Zimbabwe, officials say immunization is the best, most cost-effective preventive measure, according to the story. The African nation depends to a large degree on international support for its healthcare programs because of political and economic turmoil.Jun 18 VoA articlelast_img read more

South East Markets: Ashford, Dover, Surrey on track

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Innovation allows for xenon extraction

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Linde boosts ultra-high purity gas supply

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Messer to attend the Messe Essen trade fair

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Deltares Tackles Coastal Erosion in Batumi

first_imgDeltares is working with the Technital & Saunders group on the design of a new coastal defense system to protect the Batumi Coast in Georgia against erosion.The coast near Batumi has been struggling with coastal erosion for four years now, with more than one meter a year being lost to the sea in some places. The construction of a coastal defense system should protect houses, roads and a section of the airport close to the coast.Coastal erosion is worsening because less sediment is being deposited on the coastline. The Chorocky River used to transport large amounts of sediment to the coast. As a result of the natural displacement of the river, and the building of new dams along its course, “sediment hunger” has become a challenge.Project leader Alessio Giardino of Deltares said: “In technical terms, this is a difficult project because there are two deep canyons just in front of the coast. That means, for example, that it is not easy to build groins or robust hydraulic engineering structures. We are going to study the causes of the coastal erosion, drawing on past studies at the same time.”“On the basis of the results, we will be able to identify the required measures and we will carry out model calculations for the coastal defense system. Alongside the hard solutions, we will also be looking at possible soft solutions that make smart use of sediment.”The project is being financed by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and conducted by the Municipal Development Fund of Georgia (MDF).[mappress mapid=”19719″]Press Releaselast_img read more

Hansom: Just plain silly

first_imgThese foolish thingsIf artist Will Jennings has his way, London could have a towering statue of an embracing Joanna Lumley and Boris Johnson instead of the Garden Bridge as its next tourist attraction. Jennings, in conjunction with Thames Central Open Spaces, the main group campaigning to halt the Garden Bridge, has launched the satirical Folly for London competition. Submissions should require at least £60m of public funding – the amount earmarked by the Treasury and Transport for London for the bridge. Ideas should also be “crazy, ridiculous and satirically nonsensical projects”, should take up as much space as possible, use environmentally damaging materials, obstruct as many key views of public landmarks as possible, and aim to raise house prices in the local area by around 100%. The world according to MaceNot content with its giddy expansion over 25 years to become one of the UK’s biggest and best-respected builders, Mace now has designs on creating an entire world in its vision. The construction group has launched an online, purpose-built city it has called Mace World, which allows the user to swoop through a virtual world consisting entirely of 60 Mace projects, from the Shard in London, to Kingdom Tower in Saudi Arabia and One Porsche Drive in Atlanta. To enter the world of Mace, visithttp://mace.world.Building blocks, Part ICould you be Cambridge university’s new professor of Lego? If so, you could find yourself in the faculty lounge conversing with the esteemed university’s Doctor of Chocolate, courtesy of the Lego Foundation. The foundation has given Cambridge £2.5m for a professorship of play in education, development and learning, as well as a further £1.5m for a play research centre at the university’s education faculty. The post is “open to all those whose work falls within the general field of the title of the office,” the university said. The successful candidate will lead the studies about the role of play in young children’s development.Building blocks, Part IINew housing development has received another setback. This time the blow has been dealt by horrid ground weaver spiders (Nothophantes horridus) which have halted a development of 57 houses at Radford Quarry in Plymouth. The critically endangered tiny money spiders – measuring just 2.5mm across – have only ever been found at three sites in Plymouth. They have been given a stay of extinction after an appeal was dismissed following a planning inquiry by Plymouth council. Over 9,700 people signed a petition to save the weavers. Buglife, an organisation committed to the conservation of invertebrates, said the decision was a victory for endangered species, “no matter how small”.Nautical but niceA mix of competitive sailing and high value networking is promised this September at the 27th annual Little Britain Challenge Cup (LBCC) in Cowes, Isle of Wight. Entries are now being accepted at www.littlebritain.co.uk for the property and construction industry’s 2015 sailing regatta, which is hoping to attract over 60 companies. The regatta’s racing, organised by Royal Yacht Squadron Racing, will stage five races from Friday 11th to Sunday 13th September 2015 in two main classes: boats with spinnakers; and cruising for boats without spinnakers. The LBCC has raised £1.25m for charities since it was founded in 1988, including the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust, Jubilee Sailing Trust, Cirdan Sailing Trust and the Paralympic British Sailing Team.Source: Tristan Fewings / Getty Images for RIBABrutalism at playA new installation at the RIBA by the artist Simon Terrill and design collective Assemble has been inspired by Britain’s brutalist playgrounds. Part sculpture, part architectural installation, these renditions of concrete playgrounds explore post-war housing estates from a different angle. Occupying the entire Architecture Gallery, the exhibition draws on London estates such as Churchill Gardens, where the sculpted concrete forms no longer exist as the playgrounds became considered unsuitable for play, reimagined and reconstituted in foam. All are invited to play, “the brutalist way”.last_img read more