CALL FOR ENTRIES FORRALPH NADING HILL, JR. LITERARY PRIZECOLCHESTER. Entries are now being accepted for the 17th annual Ralph NadingHill, Jr., Literary Prize. The contest was established to memorialize theliterary contributions of Ralph Nading Hill, Jr., one of Vermont’s bestknown writers and historians, who died at the age of 70 in December 1987.The contest is sponsored by Green Mountain Power Corporation and VermontLife magazine. Mr. Hill was a long time member of GMP’s Board ofDirectors and the Vermont Life Editorial Board. The Ralph Nading Hill literary prize is now considered by Vermont writers to be one of the state’s premier literary prizes. Entry for the prize, as in past years, may be an essay, short story, play or poetry. The focus of the literary work must be “Vermont – Its People, the Place, Its History or Its Values.” It must be unpublished. The maximum length is 3,000 words. The winner will be selected on the basis of literary merit and suitability for publication in Vermont Life. The deadline for this year’s contest is November 15, 2004. A $1,500 cash prize is awarded annually to the winner, and the winning work will be published in a future issue of Vermont Life. The most recent winner was “Four Poems for Elizabeth,” by Mary Pratt of New Haven. The Ralph Nading Hill, Jr., Literary Prize Board of Judges consists of Ruth Page, a writer and former member of GMP’s Board of Directors; Tom Slayton, editor of Vermont Life magazine; Brian Vachon, Vice President of Communications at National Life; Alison Freeland, a Vermont author; and Steve Terry, Senior Vice President Corporate and Legal Affairs at GMP. The contest is open to all residents of Vermont, including students enrolled in Vermont colleges and seasonal residents. Entrants may be professional writers as well as amateurs. Green Mountain Power employees and their immediate families are not eligible, nor is the immediate family of any member of Green Mountain Power’s Board of Directors. Please send two copies of your entry to the Corporate Relations Department at Green Mountain Power, 163 Acorn Lane, Colchester, VT 05446. Please provide entrant’s name, address and phone on a separate sheet of paper. Do not mention the entrant’s name on the entry itself. For more information please contact Green Mountain Power’s Corporate Relations department at (802) 655-8788.
Press Association Paolo Di Canio’s summer revolution fell flat at the Stadium of Light as Pajtim Kasami headed a second-half winner to snatch three improbable points in a 1-0 victory for Fulham. Cape Verde international Cabral looked most impressive, drilling two long-range shots wide, while right-back Ondrej Celustka hit a rising half-volley which was tipped over by Fulham goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg. But for all their first-half fluency the Black Cats clearly lacked some cutting edge and they faded in the second period as Martin Jol’s men, marshalled superbly by captain Brede Hangeland in the centre of defence, hung on for victory. Cabral, a talismanic influence in the middle for the home side, hit an early chance wide before Fulham’s hopes were hit by the loss of former Sunderland defender Kieran Richardson due to injury with just 19 minutes on the clock. Richardson’s exit seemed to sentence Fulham to even deeper defending as they were pinned back for long periods by the pace of Adam Johnson and Italian Emanuele Giaccherini down the flanks. But if front men Stephane Sessegnon and Jozy Altidore – fresh from a midweek hat-trick for the United States – lacked a little cutting edge up front, the same could not be said for Cabral, who hammered another long-range effort narrowly wide after 27 minutes. Giaccherini, lively but occasionally lost on the left, drifted in-field to pick up a pass from Johnson and hit a hard left-foot effort straight at new Fulham keeper Stekelenburg just past the half-hour. And the quietly efficient Celustka came close to turning up the volume two minutes later when he unleashed a rising half-volley from 25 yards which Stekelenburg had to stretch to tip over the bar. And as if to emphasise the paucity of the visitors’ efforts, their almost anonymous debutant Adel Taarabt flipped a feeble free-kick into the Sunderland wall in the last act of what, from their point of view, had been a forgettable half. But the visitors snatched their lead out of nowhere on 50 minutes when Duff floated in his set-piece from the left and Kasami rose highest to nod past Keiren Westwood – who had been rendered a virtual spectator until that point. The goal shocked Sunderland back into action and they responded with a succession of near-misses, Johnson shovelling a shot wide, Duff picking the ball off Altidore’s feet in the box and Sebastian Larsson plopping a poor free-kick into the Fulham wall. And Sunderland spurned an even better chance in the 65th minute when Altidore was picked out by John O’Shea in the box and the striker swivelled past Aaron Hughes before firing just wide of Stekelenburg’s right-hand post. Stekelenburg denied Altidore at close range in the 75th minute but it was to be his last act of the game as he appeared to injure his shoulder in the process and was replaced by the visitors’ substitute keeper David Stockdale. Sunderland’s attacking forays became more unfocused as time ticked by but substitute Ji Dong-won wasted a golden chance to equalise in the last minute of normal time when he headed wide. Swiss youth international Kasami converted the simplest of chances to score his first goal since joining the Cottagers in 2011, rising at the far post to nod in a corner from Damien Duff. It was Fulham’s only real chance of a game which the home side had dominated, with a number of the five new Di Canio signings on show coming close to breaking the deadlock in the first period.
A Broward County lawmaker has proposed a bill that would remove the option of religious exemptions from childhood vaccinations in Florida.Sen. Lauren Book, D-Plantation, introduced the bill (SB 64), which would also create a panel to review certain medical exemptions from immunizations.The bill has been referred to the Senate Committee on Health Policy, chaired by Sen. Gayle Harrell, R-Stuart.Floridians opposed to mandatory childhood immunizations are already rallying against the bill.A petition aimed at stopping Book’s bill headlined “Severe Threat on Human Rights” was created on Change.org and has 3,767 signatures as of Tuesday, The Ledger reports.A spokesperson for Book said she is “concerned about the public health, tourism, and fiscal impact of a measles outbreak like those we’ve seen originate in California or New York.”The move has created controversy for Book who has reportedly received severe criticism on social media.“On her official Facebook page, one critic posted a doctored photo showing Book, who is jewish, with a Hitler mustache and wearing a Nazi uniform,” according to The Ledger.Book is standing by her proposed bill citing that she has met with religious officials who said “No modern-day religion discourages vaccination.”
THE ZENYATTA IS ONE OF FIVE GRADE I, BREEDERS’ CUP CHALLENGE ‘WIN & YOU’RE IN’ STAKES TO BE OFFERED AS PART OF 11-RACE BLOCKBUSTER CARD ON OPENING DAY ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 23, 2015)–Fresh off a record-breaking 8 ¼ length win versus males in the Grade I Pacific Classic Aug. 22, superstar mare Beholder will face eight rivals as she seeks a record third consecutive win in Saturday’s Grade I, $300,000 Zenyatta Stakes at 1 1/16 miles.Trained by Richard Mandella and owned by B. Wayne Hughes’ Spendthrift Farm, Beholder, a 5-year-old Kentucky-bred mare by Henny Hughes, has 10 wins from 11 starts at Santa Anita–her only defeat a second place finish in the 6 ½ furlong Grade II Santa Anita Ynez Stakes in January, 2013.Beginning with last year’s Zenyatta, Beholder has now rattled off five consecutive victories and should all go well on Saturday, it’s widely expected she’ll suit up for an epic showdown versus Triple Crown Champion American Pharoah and others in the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Keeneland Oct. 31.Although her regular rider Gary Stevens was forced to miss last year’s Zenyatta tally due to knee replacement surgery, he has been aboard for her last four wins and in all, has eight wins from nine starts with her and has called her perhaps the best horse, male or female, he’s ever ridden. With eight wins from nine tries at 1 1/16 miles, Beholder’s overall mark stands at 19-14-3-0. She has amassed lifetime earnings of $4,256,600.Benjamin Warren’s homebred Warren’s Veneda, a close second to Beholder three starts back in the Grade III, 1 1/16 miles Adorations Stakes June 13, was third, beaten 11 ¼ lengths by the top selection in the Grade I Clement Hirsch Stakes at Del Mar Aug. 1 and will try to narrow the gap in the Zenyatta.A 5-year-old California-bred mare by Affirmative, Warren’s Veneda is trained by Craig Lewis and will again be handled by Tyler Baze. She has four wins from nine starts at Santa Anita and is 26-8-4-7 overall with earnings of $931,612.Pamela Ziebarth’s homebred My Sweet Addiction, a winner of the Grade I Vanity Stakes three starts back on May 9, was no match for Beholder in her most recent out, as she showed early speed and finished fourth, beaten 12 ½ lengths in the Hirsch at Del Mar Aug. 1. Trained by Marty Jones, the 5-year-old Kentucky-bred mare by Tiznow has three wins from eight starts at Santa Anita and is 12-4-2-3 overall with earnings of $348,106.George Krikorian’s homebred Big Book, who was second to Grade I winning Stellar Wind going a flat mile in the Grade III Torrey Pines Stakes Aug. 30, faces her stiffest test to date on Saturday for trainer Tim Yakteen. A 3-year-old California-bred filly by Mr. Big, she has three wins from four starts and earnings of $198,400.The complete field for the Grade I Zenyatta Stakes, to be run as the seventh race on an 11-race card Saturday with jockeys and weights in post position order: Oscar Party, James Graham, 119; Savings Account, Drayden Van Dyke, 119; My Monet, Santiago Gonzalez, 119; Big Book, Kent Desormeaux, 116; Kyriaki, Mario Gutierrez, 119; My Sweet Addiction, Mike Smith, 124; Wild in the Saddle, Rafael Bejarano, 119; Warren’s Veneda, Tyler Baze, 121; Beholder, Gary Stevens, 124. Special first post time Saturday is 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m.-30-
Facebook Soulpepper Theatre Company has been in dialogue with the artists of Amadeus and has made the decision to support their recommendation to cancel the production.The actors and designers of Soulpepper’s production of Amadeus say the following: “We reached a consensus to recommend not to continue with the show. Amadeus was directed by Albert Schultz. We believe Diana Bentley, Kristin Booth, Patricia Fagan, and Hannah Miller, and stand with them.”*Members of Soulpepper are experiencing profound anger, hurt, and confusion, both on a personal level and on behalf of all victims of harassment. We have a lot of questions and a lot of uncertainty. But we are determined to reimagine the future at Soulpepper by grappling with where the company has come from, facing difficult questions, in order for healing and transformation to take place. We are committed to making art at Soulpepper in a safe, respectful and professional environment.Colleen AllenDerek BoyesCourtney Ch’ng LancasterLeah CherniakOliver DennisAlan DilworthRaquel DuffyKen MacKenzieDiego MatamorosKelly McEvenueMiranda MullhollandGregory PrestMike RossLorenzo SavoiniGregory J. SinclairGuillermo VerdecchiaPaula Wing* Actors and Designers of AmadeusFrank Cox-O’ConnellMiriam FernandesKatherine GauthierHailey GillisKevin LamotteDiego MatamorosJohn NgColin PalangioGregory PrestPaolo SantaluciaLorenzo SavoiniJames SmithSugith VarugheseJennifer VillaverdeMichaela WashburnJeff YungArtists wishing to add their name to this statement should contact Lorenzo Savoini at firstname.lastname@example.org.To view the pdf version of this statement – CLICK HERE The organization has agreed to share a statement from artists of Soulpepper Theatre Company.January 6, 2018The Soulpepper Artists listed below acknowledge there has been an unhealthy workplace culture for a long time. Unequivocally, the behaviour described in the allegations is not acceptable and has no place at Soulpepper. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisement Login/Register With: Advertisement Twitter