VP Of Skilled Nursing At Heritage Appointed To Nursing Facility Cabinet

first_imgImage by Heritage Ministries.GERRY – Heritage Ministries’ Vice President of Skilled Nursing Operations was recently appointed to a regional nursing facility cabinet that advocates for older adults.As a member of the LeadingAge Illinois Nursing Facility Cabinet, Jeremy Rutter will be responsible for helping identify needs of members that he represents and determining how the group can help meet the needs.The cabinet also acts as the governance body that works on the public policy agenda for the member type they represent. Tasks can include determining if a piece of legislation should be supported or opposed by LeadingAge Illinois, determining if LeadingAge Illinois should propose a piece of legislation and helping to write it, and examining regulations and proposing changes.“I am very happy to be able to represent the skilled nursing facility community and serve on this cabinet,” said Rutter. “As the Vice President of Skilled Nursing Operations for Heritage Ministries, my mission is to ensure our elderly are cared for in environments that promote Hope, Dignity, and Purposeful Living. It is not enough that I do that for my own community, and through legislative and advocacy work with LeadingAge, I hope to extend that to all elderly living in skilled nursing facilities.” Committed to advancing excellence, LeadingAge Illinois advocates quality services, promotes innovative practices and fosters collaboration.LeadingAge Illinois serves the full spectrum of providers including home and community based services, senior housing, continuing care retirement communities, assisted living, supportive living, and skilled nursing/rehabilitation centers. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Chautauqua County Officials Correct COVID-19 Case Statistics

first_imgTwo students of Jamestown Public Schools have tested positive for COVID-19 who have been attending by distance learning only. These students were already being monitored by public health staff. There are currently 50 active active cases with three of those cases employees of Fieldbrook Foods. There also is one community contact associated with this employee.There are now 10 active actives regarding SUNY Fredonia students with 80 recoveries. 313 cases remain under quarantine or isolation orders by the Public Health Director and 30 are under domestic traveler quarantine for having arrived to Chautauqua County from a state listed on the New York State travel advisory.There also remains four hospitalizations.To date, there have been 592 positive cases, 521 recoveries, 10 COVID-19 related deaths, and 39,534 negative test results. WNY News Now / MGN Stock Image.MAYVILLE – Chautauqua County Health officials are correcting COVID-19 data released this week.In an update on Wednesday officials corrected the number of reported cases Tuesday from eight to six.On Wednesday, the Chautauqua County Health Department also reported six new positive cases breaking down as follows:One case in MayvilleFive cases in Fredoniacenter_img Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Rufus Sewell & Oliver Chris Will Get Closer in London

first_img Sewell garnered a Tony nomination for Rock ‘n’ Roll and has also appeared on Broadway in Translations. His film and TV credits include Dark City, The Illusionist, A Knight’s Tale, The Holiday, Parade’s End, Eleventh Hour and The Last King. Chris appeared on the Great White Way in One Man, Two Guvnors. He is currently starring in the National Theatre’s much buzzed-about Great Britain and is set to appear in the upcoming Kings Charles III in the West End. Carroll won the Olivier for After the Dance, which also starred Benedict Cumberbatch. Her other stage credits include The Duck House, The Magistrate, Twelfth Night, House of Games and Arcadia. Closer received its world premiere at the U.K.’s National Theatre in 1997 and ran on Broadway in 1999, receiving a Tony nod for Best Play. The film adaptation was released in 2004 starring Julia Roberts, Jude Law, Natalie Portman and Clive Owen. Broadway alums Rufus Sewell and Oliver Chris, along with Oliver winner Nancy Carroll, will star in Closer at London’s Donmar Warehouse. According to the Daily Mail, Patrick Marber’s play will begin a three-month engagement in February 2015. David Leveaux will direct. Closer examines betrayal and modern love. Set in London, it follows four people whose lives interconnect over four and a half years. Sewell will play Larry, a doctor who visits sex chat rooms; Chris will appear as Dan, an obituary writer, and Carroll will play Anna, a photographer who has love affairs with both men. View Commentslast_img read more

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Tickets Now Available for B’way’s The Audience, Starring Helen Mirren

first_imgAlways wanted to be in the presence of Her Majesty? Tickets are now on sale to see Peter Morgan’s The Audience, starring Oscar winner Helen Mirren as Elizabeth II. The show will begin previews on February 17, 2015 and play a limited engagement through June 28. Directed by Stephen Daldry, opening night is set for March 8 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. For sixty years Elizabeth II has met each of her twelve Prime Ministers in a weekly audience at Buckingham Palace. Both parties have an unspoken agreement never to repeat what is said, not even to their spouses. The Audience imagines a series of pivotal meetings between the Downing Street incumbents and their Queen. From Churchill to Cameron, each Prime Minister uses these private conversations as a sounding board and a confessional—sometimes intimate, sometimes explosive. In turn, the Queen can’t help but reveal her own self as she advises, consoles and, on occasion, teases. These private audiences chart the arc of the second Elizabethan Age, from the beginning of Elizabeth II’s reign to today. Show Closed This production ended its run on June 28, 2015 View Comments The Audience The production will also star Geoffrey Beevers as the Queen’s equerry, with Michael Elwyn as Anthony Eden, Richard McCabe as Harold Wilson and Rufus Wright as David Cameron. All are reprising their roles from the acclaimed London production. Further casting will be announced later. Related Showslast_img read more

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Tickets Now on Sale to See Hamish Linklater & John Noble in Posterity

first_img Related Shows The new play explores the nature of artistic success and the fear of being forgotten as Norway’s most celebrated sculptor (Linklater) prepares to commission a portrait of Henrik Ibsen (Noble). The playwright proves to be a hot-tempered, sitter, and the two wage war over his legacy. Tickets are now available for the world premiere of Posterity, starring Hamish Linklater and John Noble. The play, written and directed by Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner Doug Wright, will begin performances on February 25 at the Linda Gross Theater. The Atlantic Theater production will open officially on March 15 and run through April 5. Posterity Show Closed This production ended its run on April 5, 2015 In addition to Linklater and Noble, the cast includes Dale Soules, Henry and Mickey Theis. View Commentslast_img read more

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Lena Hall & More Tapped for Sarah Ruhl’s How to Transcend a Happy Marriage

first_img Marisa Tomei Star Files View Comments Lena Hall(Photo: Emilio Madrid-Kuser) Related Showscenter_img Show Closed This production ended its run on May 7, 2017 A starry cast is set for Sarah Ruhl’s new play How to Transcend a Happy Marriage; as previously announced, directed by Rebecca Taichman at Lincoln Center Theater. Performances are scheduled to begin on February 23 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater. Opening night will take place on March 20.The cast is composed of Oscar winner Marisa Tomei, Tony winner Lena Hall, Tony nominee Omar Metwally, Brian Hutchison, David McElwee, Naian González Norvind, Austin Smith and Robin Weigert.The new work takes place at a dinner party in the wilds of New Jersey where two married couples (played by Tomei, Metwally, Weigert and Hutchinson) discuss a younger acquaintance: a polyamorous woman who also hunts her own meat (Hall). Fascinated, they invite this mysterious woman and her two live-in boyfriends to a New Year’s Eve party, which alters the course of their lives.The creative team features set designer David Zinn, costume designer Susan Hilferty, lighting designer Peter Kaczorowski, sound designer Matt Hubbs and composer Todd Almond. How To Transcend a Happy Marriagelast_img read more

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Winter Storm Update: All Broadway Shows Will Play as Scheduled on February 9

first_img View Comments ‘The Book of Mormon’ and ‘Chicago'(Photo: Jenny Anderson) The show must go on, even as Winter Storm Niko delivers up to a foot of snow to the Great White Way. All Broadway shows will play as scheduled on February 9.The followings shows will offer no cost exchanges to an alternate date for Broadway.com customers who are unable to attend performances due to the weather: Aladdin, The Book of Mormon, A Bronx Tale, Cats, Chicago, Dear Evan Hansen, The Glass Menagerie, Jitney, The Lion King, On Your Feet!, The Present, Sunset Boulevard, Waitress, Avenue Q, The Imbible, Not That Jewish, Shear Madness, Cagney, Black Angels Over Tuskegee, Jonah and Otto, The Marvelous Wonderettes and Yours Unfaithfully.If you purchased tickets through Broadway.com and are unable to attend a performance to the shows above on February 9, call 1-800-BROADWAY to arrange an exchange. Customers must call up to two hours before the respective showtime.last_img read more

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Irrigate Yard Wisely

first_img“Night is best,” he said. “From 9 p.m. to 9 a.m., you get the best water pressure andwater supply. And you don’t extend the wet period on the leaves.” No matter what system you choose, you have to manage it right. Trying to keep their lawn and garden beautiful under the hot summer sun, manyGeorgians are hauling out the hoses. But some get tired of constantly movingsprinklers. “Get a plan,” said Kerry Harrison, an engineer with the University of GeorgiaExtension Service. “Don’t just go out there and start pointing and putting in sprinklers.And don’t buy a system based completely on the cost.” “Of course as it heats up, lawns in full sun may need more than that,” he said. Thinking about installing permanent irrigation? Consider four points: design, quality ofmaterial, installation and management. Without any one of the four, Harrison said, thesystem can’t be its most efficient. “Excess water can cause disease and insect problems,” Harrison said. “Too much isalmost worse than not enough.” Grass leaves that stay wet invite disease organisms to invade and cause problems.center_img Harrison said a well-designed irrigation system will be expensive. “It’s going to bemore than you think it’ll be,” he said. “But that’s what it takes to get an efficient,quality system that’s installed correctly.” Evelyn Sturgis, a Tift County homeowner, based her decision on expense and is sorryfor it now. “Cost was a factor,” she said, “and I think if we had it to do over, wewouldn’t let that be top priority.” Irrigation systems with timers offer solutions to many watering woes. But prepare for abigger bill than you think. Georgia lawns require an inch to an inch-and-a-half of water every week. Harrison saidwatering half that amount twice a week provides the perfect amount of water for mostlawns and gardens. It also allows nature to provide some water. Rainfall could save youboth water and trouble. Harrison said the time when he sees the most sprinklers running — daytime — isactually the worst time to water. Permanent irrigation systems allow easy, complete watering any time you choose. Butthere is more to installing a good system than just hiring it done.last_img read more

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Farm Camps.

first_imgChildren who live or work on the farm face unique safety risks. To help them avoid injuries, the Georgia Healthy Farmers Program will offer two camps for children and young teens.The Farm Safety Camp is for children 10 to 13 years old, and the Tractor Certification Camp is for ages 14 and 15. Both will be June 25-27 at the state FFA-FHA camp in Covington, Ga.The safety camp offers animal, equipment and personal safety classes. It includes such topics as ATV safety, water safety, introductory CPR, sun sense and understanding pesticides.The tractor camp is a 15-hour course designed to meet Georgia Department of Education and Department of Labor guidelines.The cost of either camp is $45 before May 31 or $60 after that. Get applications from Nancy Fussell at 1-800-367-9083 or Judy Hartley at (912) 370-2617.last_img read more

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Looking for grass

first_imgBy Brad HaireUniversity of GeorgiaCharlie Brummer wants to develop switch grass that can be used to make ethanol. If you’ve seen a patch growing in the wild, let him know. You may help the University of Georgia researcher and his colleagues fuel the United States in the future.Switch grass is a hardy perennial grass commonly grown for cattle feed in the Midwest, said Brummer, a forage and biomass crop researcher with the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. It also can be fermented to produce ethanol, a biofuel alternative to gasoline.Corn and sugarcane can be converted to ethanol, too. These two crops have been studied for many years, and hundreds of domesticated varieties are available for human use. But the full potential of switch grass hasn’t been captured, Brummer said. The few varieties cultivated in the United States are still considered wild.”We’re not necessarily looking for high-yielding switch grasses,” he said. “Our approach is to develop high ethanol-yielding switch grass varieties that are more easily fermentable, or more economical and viable for ethanol production in the United States.”But right now, Brummer needs switch grass samples, or germ plasm, that he and other UGA scientists can study. He’d like to collect 100 different cultivars. He’ll get about 35 of them from the Plant Genetic Resource Unit on the UGA Griffin campus. He hopes to find the rest growing wild around the Southeast this fall.”We want switch grass that was unlikely planted,” he said, “patches found around places that have never been tilled, like along wooded edges, in state parks or even cemeteries.”Hunters, hikers, campers or anyone who spends much time in nature are likely to see the switch grass he wants, he said. If they do, they can call (706) 542-8847 or e-mail brummer@uga.edu.By fall, switch grass can be found in large clumps with flowers, stems and leaves as tall as 6 feet. It will have tiny, shiny teardrop seeds, too. The foliage turns a pale yellow.Brummer will use standard breeding and field evaluation to study the different cultivars. Project partner Katrien Devos, a CAES plant geneticist, will study switch grass at the genetic level.”There is very little known about the genetics of switch grass,” Devos said. “The mode of inheritance is not known with certainty. We will build the genetic resources to bring switch grass up to the level with other crops so breeding can be done in a more efficient and targeted manner.”For example, she said, a line may be found that produces a good ethanol yield but not much biomass. With genetic mapping and markers, the gene, or genes, can be identified and placed into a plant that produces a lot of biomass, capturing the best of both plants.”In the end, we’ll breed switch grass varieties that the market, or the U.S. bioenergy industry, will demand in the future,” Brummer said.Devos and Brummer are part of a UGA team led by Alan Darvill, director of the UGA Complex Carbohydrate Research Center. The team was recently awarded a Department of Energy grant that will partner UGA with other universities, national laboratories and private companies to create bioenergy centers.These centers will push research to find and develop plants with cell walls more easily converted into sugars and microorganisms that can efficiently break down those walls and convert the sugars into fuel.UGA will receive $20 million over the next five years to conduct the work.last_img read more

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