View Comments Last summer, Santino Fontana was fresh off of his first Tony win for playing Michael Dorsey and Dorothy Michaels in Broadway’s Tootsie. Though the world looks completely different one year later (“It’s been six months since I’ve washed my body,” he joked.), Fontana is still finding ways to keep in touch with his castmates. “We do Zoom cocktails often,” he said. Fontana says his quarantine days look a lot like most. “I look at the news and try not to throw up or cry,” he told Beth Stevens on #LiveatFive. “Then I have breakfast, call some friends, go for a walk, donate money to political causes I support, check in with someone different every day, go for a drive.” Santino Fontana (Photo compilation by Ryan Casey for Broadway.com) Though Broadway and theaters remain shut down due to the pandemic, Fontana is still performing—mostly for benefits. This is nothing new for the actor, who has been performing since he was a child. “I was one of those kids that like forced my friends to be in plays in the garage,” he said. He went on to share some of his notable roles growing up: Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors, Jesus in Godspell, J. Pierrepont Finch in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and Pseudolus in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.As previously reported, he is set for The Pack–Short Comedies by Eugene Pack on August 16 to benefit Guild Hall in East Hampton. Fontana will also play a priest in a star-studded reading of Judgment Day on August 22 to benefit both Barrington Stage Company and The Actors Fund. He also appeared in Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen’s powerful COVID-19-centric play The Line, which is available to stream on YouTube through September 1. “I feel like plastic surgery is going to go through the roof because everyone is staring at themselves all day now,” he joked about the proliferation of Zoom performances and meetings. “The Line was the first production I’ve done [in quarantine] that felt like a play—but in close-up. It wasn’t edited. We were all there, doing it all live. It ended up feeling great being a part of something like that. Any type of connection with other actors has been a godsend. If I can help raise money for places, then I want to do that.”In addition to keeping his onscreen skills sharp for great causes, Fontana has been spending a lot of time with his 11-month-old daughter Grace. While he is clearly enjoying fatherhood, he does have some criticism for one ubiquitous children’s book: “I have some dramaturgical issues with Goodnight Moon. ‘Goodnight nobody.’ That’s one of the pages. ‘Goodnight nobody!’ What?” No word on changes Fontana would like to make to the beloved bedtime story or his thoughts on the next page: “Goodnight mush.”Watch the full #LiveatFive: Home Edition episode below!Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 34:23Loaded: 0.49%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -34:23 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedEnglishAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. Santino Fontana & Lilli Cooper in “Tootsie” (Photo: Matthew Murphy) Star Files Santino Fontana
“Sony is looking at the environmental impact of the product we’re sending out the door,” said Chroma’s Health, Safety and Environmental Manager Chip Siler. “They want to know what chemicals, if any, are contained in these products and whether or not they are hazardous. They want to know how these chemicals are controlled through their lifetime – from the production of the part all the way through its disposal at the end of its life. European laws are much more strict about this than the U.S., and we market to Europe. But we’re doing this – and Sony’s doing this – because we’d like to make the world a better place.” Sony is a leading manufacturer of audio, video, communications, and information technology products for the consumer and professional markets.Learn more about Chroma Technology at www.chroma.com(link is external) and the Sony Green Partner Environmental Quality Approval Program at http://www.sony.net/SonyInfo/procurementinfo/green.html(link is external). Continuing in its mission of manufacturing while protecting the global environment, it was announced on March 15 that Chroma Technology Corp. of Bellows Falls, Vermont has been certified a Green Partner by Sony Corporation. “When I looked over the requirements, we were probably doing 90 percent of what they wanted or more,” Siler said. “But when I had to find test data and lab reports that confirmed and certified what we’re putting in our filters, I found it scattered. Sony allowed me to organize what we do in a manner that anybody can follow.” Being green is nothing new for Chroma. It made certain that its manufacturing processes and support equipment were consistent with its strong conservation principles when it built a new, energy-efficient plant in 2003. And most of the procedures Sony requires from its Green Partners are already in effect. Bellows Falls. 3.28.2012. Chroma manufactures precision optical microscope filters and coatings for biomedical research laboratories all over the world. An employee-owned company, it has satellite sales offices in Germany and China. It employs 99 people and in 2011 saw sales of $24 million. For the past three years, it has been on Inc. Magazine’s 500/5000 list of the country’s fastest-growing private companies as well as on WorldBlu’s global “List of Most Democratic Workplaces.”
Wounded Warriors Canada has announced that Cervélo will be the presenting sponsor of the 2015 Wounded Warriors Canada Battlefield Bike Ride – Liberation of the Netherlands, set to begin on 13 June. Cervélo will donate over US$30,000 in bikes to equip Canadian Veterans participating in the event.Later this summer the bikes will then be auctioned with all funds raised directed to the programs and services Wounded Warriors Canada funds nationally in support of ill and injured Canadian Forces members, Veterans and their families.Scott Maxwell, Executive Director of Wounded Warriors Canada said, “Cervélo has been supporting our cycling events since 2012. The company and its employees are passionately committed to health and wellness and have applied this to help support our ill and injured Canadian Forces members and Veterans lead an active and healthy lifestyle. We are extremely grateful for their support.”Glen Innes, Cervélo Business Development Manager, commented, “Here at Cervélo we understand how important a healthy body is to a healthy mind. If we can get more service men and women, suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, riding bicycles we can aid them in their battle with this and other Operational Stress Injuries.”The 2015 Wounded Warriors Canada Battlefield Bike Ride will begin on 13 June at the iconic Vimy Ridge Memorial. Departing Vimy, the ride heads north following the footsteps of Canadian WWI troops, crossing into Belgium and its historic Flanders Fields.Riders will visit the sites of historic Canadian battles including Passchendaele and Ypres and continue north to the city of Bruges and the site of major Canadian operations during WWII. From Bruges, the ride’s focus shifts to the major role played by Canadians on the path to Victory in Europe as Canada commemorates the 70th Anniversary of VE Day and the Liberation of the Netherlands.The tour will culminate on 19 June in Nijmegen at Groesbeek cemetery. All funds raised support Wounded Warriors Canada’s national slate of mental health programs and services in support of ill and injured Canadian Forces members, Veterans and their families.www.woundedwarriors.cawww.cervelo.com Related
The two new markers commemorating the historical significance of the spot where Weltner Park now stands.Most people probably don’t get a sinking feeling in their stomach when they pull into the parking lot of Weltner Park at 79th Street and State Line Road in Prairie Village. (It’s a park, after all: They’re probably pretty happy to be there).But should you have been treading the same ground around 1823, there’s a good chance you would have felt more than a bit of trepidation as you made your way east to west through the park.With the passage of the Missouri Compromise in 1820, Missouri’s western became the western border of the nation — and the scraggly trail that crossed just over nine miles to the south of the confluence of the Kaw and Missouri rivers was the first blazed route to Santa Fe. If you’d taken the Santa Fe Trail in 1822 or 1823, the minute you set foot into what is now Weltner Park, you would have stepped out of the United States and into unorganized territory occupied by Indians.The history of this “Nine-Mile Point” and the process of surveying the state line are documented in two new commemorative markers at Weltner Park. The markers were placed by Prairie Village Public Works in collaboration with the Kansas City Area Historic Trails Association, and will be formally dedicated in a ceremony at the park on Monday, Nov. 25 at 11 a.m.
December 15, 2010 Errata Errata Errata A story in the December 1 News incorrectly stated that the deadline for grant applications for the 2011 Young Lawyers Division Affiliate Outreach Conference set for January 21-22 in Orlando had already passed. It has not. The deadline for applications is December 17. Registration for the AOC can be completed online at the YLD website — www.flayld.org.
DeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business. DeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain. LOMBARD, Ill. — Matthias Larisch, general manager of Celette and Elektron Inc. has announced the appointment of Jeff Kohut as regional sales manager for Illinois, Wisconsin and Western Michigan. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement With more than 20 years of direct experience in the auto body repair industry, Kohut is ready to help both Celette and Elektron customers grow their businesses. “Jeff’s background will be of great value to Celette and Elektron,” Larisch said. “With his exceptional experience he has the knowledge to help our customers be more successful.” Kohut has worked on the shop floor as well as on the other side of the desk. After managing collision facilities in Raleigh, N.C., he went to work for Allstate in its direct repair program. He also spent more than six years in paint and body operations as well as parts for BMW North America. Both Elektron and Celette are owned by The Equinox Group, a diverse industrial partnership based in Switzerland. U.S. headquarters are located in Lombard, Ill. Celette produces automobile frame repair benches and measuring devices; and Elektron manufactures spot welders and other equipment for the auto body repair industry.,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit. LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisement
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The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Wintershall Norge a drilling permit for a wildcat well in the North Sea offshore Norway.NPD said on Monday that the 35/11-20 B well will be drilled from the Borgland Dolphin semi-submersible drilling rig following the completion of drilling of wildcat well 35/11-20 A for Wintershall Norge in production license 248 F.The drilling program for well 35/11-20 B relates to the drilling of a wildcat well in production license 248 F.Wintershall Norge is the operator with an ownership interest of 40 percent. The other licensees are Origo Exploration Norway (20 percent) and Petoro (40 percent). The area in this license consists of a part of block 35/11. The well will be drilled about 100 kilometers southwest of Florø and 20 kilometers northwest of the Fram field.Production license 248 F was carved out of production license 248 on December 10, 2015. License 248 was awarded on June 4, 1999, in the North Sea Awards. This is the third well to be drilled within the license.The Borgland Dolphin rig is an Aker H-3 type semi-submersible drilling rig owned by Fred. Olsen Energy and operated by Dolphin Drilling. It was built in 1977 and upgraded in 1999.
As reported on the HLPFI website on July 31, two key co-hosted freight industry conferences with great relevance to high and heavy project operations were planned for the World Trade Centre, Barcelona at the end of October: the ninth Freighters World Conference and the WCA Family of Logistic Networks Sino-European Freight Forwarders Conference.Networking opportunities between attendees of both events were to be available at a co-hosted cocktail reception on the first evening of the meeting.However, the WCA Family has pulled the plug on its conference, citing worries created by the global health situation.David Yokeum, president, WCA Family of Logistic Networks, says: “It is with regret that we must announce the cancellation of the Sino-European Freight Forwarders conference. This is particularly sad as indications were that this would have been the largest gathering of Chinese and European international freight forwarders ever held in Europe.”WCA Family has been in close communication with both CIFA (China International Freight Forwarders Association) and the main sponsors of the event, Port de Barcelona and this decision has not been taken lightly. Due to the worsening swine flu pandemic, we are aware that international travel restrictions and travel warnings are being considered. China, for instance, has a very strict health policy and is containing the virus extremely well within its borders and may advise its citizens accordingly about international travel. It is also thought that the pandemic will reach its height during the traditional flu-season in the autumn and we cannot and will not endanger anyone in this regard.”Organisers of the parallel Freighters World Conference have confirmed to HLPFI that its conference will go ahead as planned, from October 25 to 27.