Former Olympic snowboarder Julie Pomagalski dies in avalanche

first_img Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailAjosch/AFP via Getty ImagesBy MORGAN WINSOR, ABC News(LONDON) — Julie Pomagalski, a former Olympic snowboarder and world champion from France, was killed in an avalanche in the Swiss Alps on Tuesday, authorities said. She was 40.The accident occurred in Switzerland’s canton of Uri shortly before noon. A group of four French citizens were freeriding down a mountain, Gemsstock, when a slab of snow broke loose, according to a press release from Uri cantonal police. Freeriding is a style of snowboarding or skiing performed on ungroomed backcountry terrain, without a set course.Three people were swept away by the avalanche, sliding down the slope. A search and rescue team that included a helicopter and two avalanche search dogs were deployed to the area. But by the time they arrived, two people were “completely buried” and didn’t survive, police said. The third was airlifted to a hospital for their injuries, according to police, who didn’t reveal the victims’ names.It was unclear what caused the deadly avalanche, police said.The French Ski Federation released a statement Wednesday that didn’t specify the location of the avalanche but identified the two dead as Pomagalski and Bruno Cutelli, a guide and a mountain rescue unit member.“With nine World Cup podiums, Julie was passionate about snowboarding and mountains,” the federation said.Pomagalski, who was from the resort town of Meribel in the French Alps, won a gold medal in the women’s snowboard cross at the world championships in 1999 and a silver medal in the women’s parallel giant slalom at the world championships in 2003. She also competed at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah, and at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy, both times placing sixth in the women’s giant parallel slalom.The French National Olympic and Sports Committee took to Twitter on Wednesday to offer its condolences.“The tragic death of Julie, snowboard world champion and Olympian, leaves the France OLY team in mourning for one of their own,” the organization tweeted.French Sports Minister Roxana Maracineanu also tweeted her condolences.“Too young to leave,” Maracineanu said. “She was a champion, victorious over the big globe. Her golden generation marked French snowboarding.”Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Written bycenter_img March 25, 2021 /Sports News – National Former Olympic snowboarder Julie Pomagalski dies in avalanchelast_img read more

Adjunct Instructor – Adult Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

first_imgPosting Details • Currently Practicing as an Adult Primary Care NursePractitioner• Minimum of one year experience working as a licensed NP (graduateschool experience does not apply)• Board Certified Nurse Practitioner, unencumbered license• Demonstrated ability to coach and assist students in achievingtheir academic goals• Exceptional oral and written communication skills• Special consideration will be given to those with licenses in thefollowing states: CA, DE, IL, LA, NH, TN, WA or multi-statelicenses We are seeking qualified candidates who have both teaching andindustry experience as an Adult Primary Care Nurse Practitionerinstructor and are licensed to practice in the followingstates:• California• Delaware• Illinois• Louisiana• New Hampshire• Tennessee• WashingtonOnly applicants licensed to work in the states listed abovewill be considered. An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completionof a background screening.Applicants requiring University sponsorship to obtain employmentauthorization will not be considered for this position.Maryville University is committed to a policy of equal opportunityand prohibits discrimination on the basis of age, disability,gender, genetic information, marital status, national origin,race/color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, orany other status protected by law. This extends to all aspects ofthe employment relationship, including recruiting, hiring,training, on-the-job treatment, promotion, layoff, andtermination. Open Until Filled Minimum Qualifications Advertised: July 02, 2020Applications close: Preferred Qualifications • Terminal degree from accredited institution in a relatedfield• Current State Licensure: State licenses or willingness to obtainlicensure in the following states preferred: CA, DE, IL, LA, NH,TN, WA or multi-state licenses• Experience using Canvas or other relevant online course deliveryplatform Physical Demands Special Instructions to Applicants Yes Job Summary/Basic Functionlast_img read more

Kitchen Dwellers Release Full Show Video With Andy Thorn In Boulder [Watch]

first_img[Video via Kontagium // Article via JamBase] The Kitchen Dwellers are currently making their way cross-country and will end up in New York City this Friday, November 11th at jam-friendly venue American Beauty. The Montana-based bluegrass outfit will bring along Kung Fu guitarist Tim Palmieri, who will be playing an acoustic set, and The Upstate Rubdown for support on the evening (purchase tickets here).With the show just around the corner, full pro-shot video of their recent Boulder, CO show at The Fox Theatre has surfaced. The performance saw mandolinist Shawn Swain, bassist Joe Funk, guitarist Max Davies and banjoist Torrin Daniels joined by Leftover Salmon banjoist Andy Thorn towards the latter part of of the set on numbers such as “Reuben’s Train” and the John Hartford classic “Up On The Hill Where They Do The Boogie.”Thorn has been in the studio with the Dwellers producing their upcoming album. These guys are one of the best up and coming bluegrass/jamgrass outfits in the country. Don’t sleep on them!Purchase tickets for the Kitchen Dwellers NYC show here. For additional info and updates, check out the show’s Facebook Event page.Kitchen Dwellers Live at The Fox Theatre – Boulder, CO – 9/22/16:last_img read more

Tony Winner Christian Borle & More Join Emma Thompson in New York Philharmonic’s Sweeney Todd

first_img Sweeney Todd will feature Borle as Pirelli, Blumenkrantz as The Beadle, Mackey as Johanna, Johnson as Anthony Hope, Quast as Judge Turpin and Brenn as Tobias Ragg. Sweeney Todd follows a wronged barber who takes to slitting throats while seeking revenge on the corrupt judge who destroyed his life and family. The concert production will be conducted by Alan Gilbert and directed by Lonny Price, who also directed the Philharmonic’s 2000 staging of Sweeney Todd. Star Files Christian Borle Borle is slated to star in Little Me as part of the 2014 City Center Encores! season. He received the Tony Award for his portrayal of Black Stache in Peter and the Starcatcher, and recently appeared in NBC’s live telecast of The Sound of Music and Smash. Borle’s Broadway credits include Mary Poppins, Legally Blonde, Spamalot, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Jesus Christ Superstar and Footloose. View Comments Ladies and gentlemen you can’t imagine the rapture in store! Tony winner Christian Borle, along with Jeff Blumenkrantz, Kyle Brenn, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Erin Mackey and Olivier winner Philip Quast, will take to the stage in the New York Philharmonic’s sure-to-be-rousing presentation of Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd. Starring Grammy winner Bryn Terfel as the titular demon barber and Oscar winner Emma Thompson as Mrs. Lovett, the show will run from March 5 through 8 at Avery Fisher Hall. Erin Mackey Jay Armstrong Johnson Blumenkrantz has appeared on Broadway in Into the Woods, Threepenny Opera, Damn Yankees, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and A Class Act. Mackey was last seen on Broadway in Chaplin. Her previous Broadway credits include Anything Goes, Wicked and Sondheim on Sondheim. Johnson’s Broadway credits include Hands on a Hardbody, Catch Me if You Can and Hair. Quast has won three Olivier Awards for his performances in Sunday in The Park with George, The Fix and South Pacific. Brenn’s Broadway credits include West Side Story and Leap of Faith.last_img read more

Cast Set for Tupac Shakur Musical Holler If Ya Hear Me

first_img Star Files Related Shows View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on July 20, 2014 Christopher Jackson Holler If Ya Hear Me Holler if ya hear them! The cast is now set for the upcoming Broadway musical Holler If Ya Hear Me. Tony winner Tonya Pinkins, award-winning slam poet Saul Williams, Christopher Jackson, Saycon Sengbloh, Ben Thompson, Tony nominee John Earl Jelks, Joshua Boone and Dyllon Burnside will star in the new musical inspired by the work of Tupac Shakur.Written by Todd Kreidler and directed by Kenny Leon, the non-biographical story of Holler If Ya Hear Me focuses on two childhood friends living in a poverty-stricken Midwestern industrial city, struggling to realize their dreams. The production will feature songs from throughout the late rap icon’s career, including “California Love,” “Keep Ya Head Up,” “Me Against the World” and, of course, the title song.Pinkins is a Tony winner for Jelly’s Last Jam. She received nominations for Caroline or Change and Play On!. Her additional Broadway credits include A Time To Kill, The Wild Party and Radio Golf. Williams co-wrote and starred in the film Slam and appeared in K-Pax, Lackawanna Blues New York, I Love You and Aujourd’hui-TEY. Jackson, currently seen in After Midnight, has also appeared on Broadway in Bronx Bombers In the Heights, Memphis and The Lion King.Holler will also feature Sengbloh, whose Broadway credits include Motown, Fela!, Hair and Wicked, Thompson, who appeared in Matilda and American Idiot, and Jelks, who received a Tony nomination for his performance in Radio Golf and has also appeared on Broadway in Gem of the Ocean. The ensemble will be comprised of Afi Bijou, Mel Charlot, Carrie Compere, Otis Cotton, Ariana Groover, Jared Joseph, Jahi Kearse, Muata Langley, Valentine Norton, Christina Sajous, Charlene Smith, Jaime Lincoln Smith, Donald Webber Jr. and Joaquina Kalukango. As previously announced, Holler If Ya Hear Me will begin performances on May 29 at the Palace Theatre.last_img read more

This Week’s Picks! Lin-Manuel Miranda, Angela Lansbury & More

first_imgSee Mamie Gummer Handle (Virtual) RealityOpens October 13 at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre The exotic appeal of Mamie Gummer being Meryl Streep’s daughter was extinguished long ago. She has carved her own path thanks to a series of first-rate performances. That continues in Lindsey Ferrentino’s Ugly Lies the Bone, where Gummer plays Jessie, a veteran of three tours in Afghanistan who returns home to Florida—and deals with her pain by engaging in virtual reality game therapy. Click for tickets! Lin-Manuel Miranda Hey, you, trying to make pumpkin spice tuna melts. Just because it’s fall, it doesn’t mean all food has to taste like the inside of a jack o’ lantern. You need to get outside. Luckily, we have plenty of stuff to do, including the opening of The Gin Game revival, Lin-Manuel Miranda taking your questions and two off-Broadway premieres. Here come this week’s picks! Celebrate a B’way Legend’s B’dayOctober 16 at the 92nd St. YAngela Lansbury has had success in television and movies, but with five Tonys and iconic performances in Sweeney Todd, Mame and Gypsy, she’s indisputably a Great White Way legend. Tonight, on Lansbury’s 90th birthday, celebrate her greatness on the boards as critic/playwright Tony Vellela shares his exclusive video interviews of Lansbury discussing those very performances. This is worth missing your lunch hour. Sneak a burrito into the bathroom stall. You’ll be fine.  Book it to B&N for Hamilton GoodnessOctober 16 at the Upper East Side Barnes & NobleBook stores rock—and not because they sell books. They have mountainous muffins and offer plenty of comfy places to read magazines you’ve never heard of. Today, they even get better. Newly minted genius Lin-Manuel Miranda takes questions and signs copies of the OCR of Hamilton with other cast members at 3:30 PM. Leave work early, grab a milkshake latte, a scone the size of a boomerang and have fun. Star Files View Comments Get in on The Gin GameOpens October 14 at the John Golden TheatreSometimes, the best Broadway shows are the ones that do the simple things right. When it does, you get D.L. Coburn’s Pulitzer Prize-winning The Gin Game, where two nursing home residents bare their souls during a series of card games. And when you have two titans of the stage in Cicely Tyson and James Earl Jones playing the leads? The experience should be nothing short of transcendent. Click for tickets! Laugh Over Clever Little LiesOpens October 12 at Westside TheatreAll these new shows on Broadway and beyond are great, but where are the comedies? Oh, here’s one! Marlo Thomas stars in Clever Little Lies, which has the beloved star of stage and screen assembling the truth behind her husband’s strange behavior over dessert and drinks with her son and daughter-in-law. Booze and sweets and laughs, huh? Forget therapy. That’s not a bad way to get through a Monday. Click for tickets!last_img read more

Health Improvement From The Ground Up

first_imgTen thousand pairs of top quality merino wool socks will find their way to needy Vermont youngsters this week thanks to the joint efforts of a charitable foundation affiliated with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont, a Northfield sock maker, and the state’s community action agencies.Governor James Douglas joined representatives of Blue Cross and Blue Shield and Cabot Hosiery Mills, Inc. at a Monday news conference at the Northfield sock maker’s factory to announce the initiative. Douglas praised the Blue Socks for Kids project as an excellent example of private Vermont organizations working together to help their neighbors during difficult economic times.The Vermont Caring Foundation, a non-profit charitable foundation whose mission is to advance and improve the health of Vermonters, provided $25,000 to finance the initiative and Cabot Hosiery Mills, Inc. of Northfield, the state’s (and Northeast’s) only sock maker, produced 10,000 pairs of socks specifically for Blue Socks for Kids. The state’s community action agencies and seven homeless shelters will distribute the socks to Vermont’s neediest children.Research from the United States and Canada indicates that warm underclothing is high on the list of needs among the low income and homeless living in cold climates. An Oregon summit on the needs of low income folks and the homeless in winter came up with two priorities–socks and health care.The purpose of The Vermont Caring Foundation is to improve Vermonters’ health, particularly children, explained Kevin Goddard, Vice President of External Affairs for BCBSVT. We felt this would be a good way to help keep Vermont kids warm and healthy this winter.Cabot Executive Vice President Ric Cabot expressed his company’s excitement with partnering with The Vermont Caring Foundation and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont. This partnership will get new, quality Vermont made socks onto the feet of kids in these trying times for many Vermont families, Cabot noted.About The Vermont Caring Foundation: The Vermont Caring Foundation exists to advance and improve the health of all Vermonters, particularly children and teenagers. The Foundation seeks to fulfill its mission by raising and distributing funds to support local programs whose primary purpose is health education, prevention, research, promotion and/or improvement. The Foundation granted nearly $15,000 to four projects in the first half of 2008 before deciding to use its remaining 2008 grant budget to invest approximately $25,000 toward the Blue Socks for Kids project.About Cabot Hosiery Mills, Inc. Cabot Hosiery Mills, Inc. is a Northfield, VT- based sock manufacturer and the only sock maker in Vermont and the Northeast. Cabot makes socks for a broad range of private-label customers including Bass Shoes, L.L. Bean and Orvis. The newest addition to the Cabot line is the Darn Tough Vermont label, a premium, all-weather performance sock knitted of 100 percent merino wool, Lycra, nylon and elastic to meet the needs of the outdoors person.About Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont is the state’s oldest and largest private health insurer, providing coverage for about 170,000 Vermonters. It employs over 350 Vermonters at its headquarters in Berlin and branch office in Williston, and offers group and individual health plans to Vermonters. More information about Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont is available on the internet at www.bcbsvt.com(link is external). Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont is an independent corporation operating under a license with the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, an association of independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans.last_img read more

Beer Blog: Hot Sauce Porter

first_imgNothing gets me going like a collaboration beer. Here’s the concept: take two entities—maybe it’s two breweries, or maybe it’s a brewery and a band—and put their creative spirits together to brew a limited release beer.Musicians collaborate with breweries, cartoon artists collaborate with breweries, actors collaborate…Everyone seems to be working together in the craft beer world today.New Belgium collaborates with all sorts of breweries, ditto Sierra Nevada. That’s how these Big Boy brewers stay young and fresh. But small breweries collaborate too. Take Asheville favorite Hi-Wire Brewing. They just collaborated with another Asheville favorite, Firewalker, a locally-made hot sauce. Together, these mad geniuses came up with a Rum Barrel-Aged Hot Sauce Porter.Oh yeah. Hot Sauce Porter. Sounds like a feisty action hero, doesn’t it?It was cold as balls last night, but I had to make the trek through downtown Asheville to get a taste of this enticing brew. I’m a huge fan of Firewalker and porters and rum, so I figured the beer has to be a winner. And I was right.There’s a really cool smokiness to this porter that I’m guessing comes from sitting inside wood for several months. The rum adds a layer of sweetness that you wouldn’t normally pick up from a beer that’s aged in, say, a whiskey barrel, while the heat from the Firewalker is barely noticeable at first. Then it builds and builds with each sip, until you realize that yeah, there’s some hot sauce in this beer. The whole package is incredibly addictive. And it’s the perfect beer for these cold nights.The Firewalker Porter is a limited release, available only in the brewpub right now, but it’s worth braving the elements for a pint or two (or four). I’m hoping they’ll bring it back as a regular seasonal and maybe even put it in a bottle. I’d love to sip this beer while I rest in the parking lot at the end of a ski session. Or while soaking in a hot tub after a ski session. Or while riding a lift during a ski session…last_img read more

Conference of County Court judges celebrates 30th year

first_img July 1, 2003 Regular News In 1973, the Florida Supreme Court issued a rule forming the Conference of County Court Judges of Florida. The conference was initially formed with three goals in mind:• To better the judicial system in the state.• To improve the procedure and practice in county courts.• To conduct conferences for continuing judicial education, and forums for county court judges to meet and discuss mutual problems and solutions.Now comprised of 283 judges throughout the state of Florida, the conference is recognizing those members who founded it in 1973. On July 24, the conference will hold a Conference Founders Luncheon at the Marco Island Marriott Resort, Golf Club and Spa during their Summer Education Conference. The luncheon will recognize the individuals with plaques and videotapes with a collage of judges remarks.President of the conference, Judge Beth Bloom, recalls how the idea of this kind of historical event manifested.“As president I was interested in finding out a little more about our history,” Judge Bloom said. “It became apparent that we have an opportunity now to ensure that there is some sort of recognition.”With an expected attendance of 250 people, the luncheon will be honoring several judges who were there at the formation of the conference, and some who still sit the bench today. Judge Gerald Klein was sworn in by seven out of nine Supreme Court justices in 1959, and continues to sit.Judges Bernard Jaffe, Hal Dekel, and William Seaver also were all sitting on the bench in 1973 and continue to serve today.“Our judges have such a wonderful background of service throughout the years,” Bloom said “ We just want to celebrate their achievements, and to take the opportunity to thank them.”In acknowledging those achievements, Bloom said time was taken to find out who their mentors were; what the core beliefs were that helped them throughout their careers; and how the judicial system has changed.Bloom said one thing that hasn’t changed is their devotion to the judicial system of the state. With 34 of the 64 counties in Florida having only one county seat, these judges take on heavy burdens, she said. After 30 years of service, Bloom said she is excited that all their hard work will finally be recognized. Conference of County Court judges celebrates 30th yearcenter_img Conference of County Court judges celebrates 30th yearlast_img read more

Small business loans under $100K must be digital in order to compete with online lenders

first_imgThe recently-released 2017 U.S. Digital Lending Landscape white paper by S&P Global Market Intelligence projects that digital lenders, like OnDeck and Kabbage, will originate $62.84 billion in new loans in 2021 across the personal, small and medium enterprise, and student-focused segments. This prediction represents a compound annual growth rate of 16.5%, although SME-focused lenders are projected to grow the fastest over the next five years, with an estimated CAGR of 21.5% through 2021. With 99.7% of all businesses in the U.S. classified as small businesses (according to the U.S. Small Business Administration), these projections should be encouraging to credit unions that are investigating the plausibility of offering digital loans to this market. The numbers indicate that there is no shortage of small businesses looking for funding.The challenge, then, is not in finding an audience, but in offering a loan that is profitable for the credit union and also meets the needs of small businesses that are increasingly seeking alternatives to the 25 hours of research and paperwork it typically requires to obtain funding, according to a recent Baker Hill digital white paper. Indeed, the desire for speed and ease in the transaction is so strong that according to Baker Hill, almost half of small businesses who currently utilize digital capabilities will switch financial institutions altogether for an improved digital experience, even if it means paying significantly higher annualized interest rates.Enter digital innovation.Digital technology not only lowers the overall cost to originate, underwrite, fund and manage small business loans, it satisfies the business’s desire to obtain the loan almost immediately. More than half of all small business loans are for $100K or less. However, community financial institutions—those with fewer than $10B in assets—hold only 9% of these loans, ceding them to alternative lenders, credit cards, etc.The reason? Credit unions cannot make money today on small business loans under $100,000. According to Charles Wendel, president of Financial Institutions Consulting (FIC), net income for a typical $100,000 loan that requires the same amount of effort to originate, underwrite and manage as a loan for $1 million or more, ranges from -$600 to a mere $150.Introducing digital technology to the loan process, however, can reduce the cost from about $2,500 to less than $250. With improvements like this, it is easy to see how digital technology can increase the number of small business loans and also their profitability. But the financial benefits of digital technology extend far beyond your loan portfolio. According to the same Baker Hill white paper, institutions that adopt new digital technologies:Generate more revenue than those that do not. A study that tracked account holders who use digital capabilities over a two-year period showed that monthly revenue per account holder jumped by nearly 11-13% in those who engaged in the institution’s digital products. Double the average number of product holdings per account holder (includes primarily loans, certificates of deposit, mortgages and credit cards).Experience lowered attrition, with 35% of digital account holders more likely to remain with their institution than non-digital account holders. Enjoy greater cost and time savings—the cost of processing a transaction via mobile phone is as much as 50% lower than the cost via a branch. Community and regional credit unions that want to seize upon the large, actively-borrowing small business market must embrace digital lending technology in order to compete with digital lenders. 10SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Trevor Knott Trevor Knott is a strategic marketing veteran who has spent much of his 20-year career developing marketing and distribution products and services for top-tier banks and suppliers to the banking … Web: www.bsgfinancial.com Detailslast_img read more