Nathan Lane, Bobby Cannavale, Sarah Paulson & More Receive 2013 Emmy Nominations

first_img Nathan Lane View Comments Star Files A slew of theater actors are among the nominees for 2013 prime-time Emmy Awards, including two nominations each for Nathan Lane and Bobby Cannavale. The Emmy ceremony will be held on September 22, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris.In the marquee category of Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, Kevin Spacey (House of Cards) and Jeff Daniels (The Newsroom) join a list that also includes Emmy fave Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey), Damian Lewis (Homeland) and Jon Hamm (Mad Men).Three Broadway vets made the list for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Claire Danes (Homeland), Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men) and Kerry Washington (Scandal) will compete with Vera Farmiga (Bates Motel), Michelle Dockery (Downton Abbey) and Connie Britton (Memphis).In the miniseries/movie category the lead performer nominees include Al Pacino (Phil Spector), Jessica Lange (American Horror Story), Laura Linney (The Big C: Hereafter), Helen Mirren (Phil Spector), Sigourney Weaver (Political Animals) and Elisabeth Moss (Top of the Lake).Among comedy series, the lead acting nominees include Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory), Alec Baldwin (30 Rock) and Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie).Theater stars nominated for their supporting roles in drama series include Bobby Cannavale (Boardwalk Empire), Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones), Mandy Patinkin (Homeland), Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) and Christine Baranski (The Good Wife). In comedy series, the nominees include Adam Driver (Girls), Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family), Jane Lynch (Glee) and Jane Krakowski (30 Rock).In the miniseries/movie category, supporting actor nominees include Zachary Quinto (American Horror Story), John Benjamin Hickey (The Big C: Hereafter) and Sarah Paulson (American Horror Story). As usual, stage greats got their due in the guest star categories. In drama series, the nominees include Nathan Lane (The Good Wife), Robert Morse (Mad Men), Margo Martindale (The Americans), Diana Rigg (Game of Thrones), Carrie Preston (The Good Wife) and Jane Fonda (The Newsroom).In the comedy guest star category, Lane received a second nomination for guest-starring in Modern Family and will compete with Cannavale, who received his second nomination for Nurse Jackie. (Who could imagine that these two would be up for Emmys against Bob Newhart, Louis C.K, Justin Timberlake and Will Forte?!) Elaine Stritch received an Emmy nod for her guest stint on 30 Rock.Playwrights Tom Stoppard and David Mamet received Emmy nominations for writing Parade’s End and Phil Spector, respectively, and will compete with The Last Five Years film director Richard LaGravenese for his Behind the Candelabra script. Mamet received a second Emmy nod for directing Phil Spector.A pair of songs from Smash received Emmy love in the Outstanding Music and Lyrics category: “Hang the Moon,” with music and lyrics by Marc Shaiman and lyric by Scott Wittman; and “I Hear Your Voice in a Dream,” with music and lyrics by Andrew McMahon. Also nominated were composer Alan Menken and lyricist Glenn Slater for “More or Less the Kind of Thing You May or May Not Possibly See on Broadway” from The Neighbors, and composer David Javerbaum and lyricist Adam Schlesinger for “If I Had Time” from the 66th Annual Tony Awards.Broadway choreographer Warren Carlyle received an Outstanding Choreography nomination for Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel, which will compete with the 66th Annual Tony Awards for Outstanding Special Class Program.It’s worth mentioning that last week, shouted out 10 stage vets who we felt ought to earn Emmy nods, and we’re happy to report that four deserving performers made the cut! Wish list favorites Paulson, Patinkin, Cannavale and Driver each landed nominations, while four of our honorable mentions (Spacey, Lange, Quinto and Krakowski) also got their Emmy due. Bobby Cannavalelast_img read more

Online Dating Really Can Lead to Love

first_imgScience: Millions of people first met their spouses through online dating. But how have those marriages fared compared with those of people who met in more traditional venues such as bars or parties? Pretty well, according to a new study. A survey of nearly 20,000 Americans reveals that marriages between people who met online are at least as stable and satisfying as those who first met in the real world—possibly more so.When online dating started gaining widespread attention a decade ago, many people considered it creepy. But after the exponential growth of dating websites such as Match and OkCupid, online dating has become a mainstream activity. John Cacioppo, a psychologist at the University of Chicago in Illinois, wondered how online dating has changed American family life. Enough time has passed that millions of Americans who first met online are now married, a population large enough for traditional psychological survey techniques.Read the whole story: Science More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

Martial arts may not provide mental health benefits to kids

first_imgEmail Share on Facebook Pinterest Share LinkedIncenter_img Though it might be great for fitness and self-defense, research suggests you should be skeptical of claims that martial arts provides measurable and consistent mental health benefits for kids.Marketing materials for martial arts studios often mention mental health benefits, and past research has found that Taekwondo can improve children’s prosocial behavior, classroom behavior, and mental math abilities. Another study found that participation in martial arts led to greater behavioral improvements for children.But a very large study on martial arts and mental health casts doubts on those claims. Share on Twitter In an article published October 2009 in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health, researchers explored the potential mental health benefits that martial arts provides children. The researchers used information collected by the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study. The publicly-available study followed 21,260 children, beginning when they were in kindergarten (1998), and continuing every year throughout childhood.In their martial arts study, the researchers compared teachers’ reports of the children’s classroom behavior in kindergarten, third grade, and fifth grade. The teacher questionnaires asked about children’s self-control, approaches to learning, interpersonal skills, externalizing problem behaviors (e.g. arguing, fighting, getting angry, and acting impulsively), internalizing problem behaviors (e.g. anxiety, loneliness, low self-esteem, sadness).Overall, 3.3% of kindergarteners, 7.5% of third graders, and 7.1% of fifth graders in the sample were participating in martial arts. To determine whether participation in martial arts has any benefits, the researchers compared children who were enrolled in martial arts to children who were not enrolled in martial arts from first through third grade, then again from third through fifth grade. The researchers did not observe any associations between participation in martial arts and teachers’ reports of children’s behavior (self-control, approaches to learning, interpersonal skills, externalizing problem behaviors, internalizing problem behaviors).“Changing students’ behavior outside the classroom in a way that generalizes to the classroom is, we suspect, in general not an easy task. This study fails to find evidence that martial arts training achieves this goal,” the researchers write.While these results cast doubt on the idea that martial arts provides mental health benefits, the researchers point out that this is still a possibility. The authors note that it is possible that the way each martial arts class is instructed plays a role, and because this study used a variety of martial arts studios and instructors, some may have been more effective than others.“It’s important to remind ourselves that educational interventions such as martial arts are not homogeneous. Martial arts as taught by one practitioner may be totally different from that taught by another. One practitioner may emphasize self-control and emotional regulation, whereas another might emphasize self-defense or preparation for competition, and a third might actually promote aggression,” the researchers explain.“Thus our results do not rule out the possibility that some studios regularly achieve positive effects, and others achieve negative ones. It could also be that even within individual studios, there are net positive effects on some children from encouraging self-discipline and respect, which are cancelled by net negative effects on others from practice of physical aggression.”This was the first time researchers explored martial arts’ mental health outcomes in such a large number and diverse group of children. Although the study did not find any mental health benefits, martial arts still continues to benefit children in other ways, potentially increasing children’s self-defense abilities and overall physical fitness.last_img read more

WATCH: Check Out The Latest Industry Promotions, Retirements And New Hires

first_imgThanks for checking out this week’s AMN News Minute! Let’s take a look at some of the key executive appointments taking place around the aftermarket in the past week. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement,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 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 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. center_img 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.last_img read more

Plug Power acquires full control of HyPulsion

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World’s biggest carbon capture project up and running

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Don’t read scare stories into the housing figures – we already know things are bad

first_imgSubscribe now for unlimited access To continue enjoying, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our community Stay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAYlast_img read more

Liberians pressure Weah to protect ancestral land rights

first_imgChiefs across Liberia are petitioning lawmakers and activists prepare for a sit-in protests  as they push to secure ancestral land rights, regarded as key to averting renewed bloodshed in the resource-rich country.About 100 women marched on the presidential palace last week to kick off a campaign to amend the Land Rights Act (LRA), a watered-down version of which was passed by the House of Representatives in August, after years of delay, activists said.“We are trying to reach out directly to the president,” Ali Kaba, senior researcher at the Sustainable Development Institute in the capital, Monrovia, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.“We are aiming to present our petitions together as activists, traditional leaders and women groups to the Senate this week,” he said, referring to the upper legislative house, which is due to review the law.Most of Liberia’s 4 million people live on land held under customary tenure, which is largely administered by chiefs but is not secured or recognized by legal title, according to the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).Land has been at the center of many armed conflicts in Liberia and is seen as a potential catalyst for unrest and threat to the nation’s peace, said Liberia’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, set up after a 2003 peace deal.Two decades of civil war – in which some 250,000 people died following an uprising by Charles Taylor in 1989 – complicated land tenure as most records were destroyed, said James Yarsiah, head of Rights and Rice Foundation, a Liberian advocacy group.President George Weah, a former football star who was inaugurated in January, has ordered a review of land concessions entered into by previous administrations to ensure they are legal and that performance requirements have been met.Under his predecessor, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Liberia accelerated policies granting concessions to logging, palm oil and natural rubber companies, which helped to attract some $15 billion in foreign investment, the finance ministry said.“The community only wants a fair share of their land and fair share on its investments,” said Yarsiah.“We saw the president’s directive as an opportunity to push for LRA,” he said, referring to the law which petitioners want amended to reinstate clauses to ensure that customary land cannot be privatized without community consent.Concessions for logging, mining and agriculture cover more than 40 percent of the country, according to the Civil Society Organisations Working Group on Land Rights in Liberia.last_img read more


first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInPOLICE Officers are carrying out enquiries following two thefts of tools from vehicles in the Upper Nithsdale area over the past few days.Sometime overnight between Tuesday 2nd and Wednesday 3rd October, a red Mitsubishi L200 which was parked in Fraser Terrace in Wanlockhead was broken into. Electrical tools with a value of over £1200 were stolen, including a Dewalt grinder and multitool and a number of batteries.In another theft, around £5000 worth of electrical tools were stolen from a grey Suzuki Jimny which was parked in Glendyne Place in Sanquhar overnight between Wednesday 3rd and Thursday 4th October. The tools included drills, a sander, a router, a nail gun, a plainer and associated batteries.Constable Leanne Hamilton said, “It is not clear whether or not these two thefts are linked. We are again asking the public to be vigilant when parking their vehicles which contain expensive items overnight.“We are also keen to hear from anyone who may have any information about these thefts, and from anyone who may have seen any suspicious activity in the Sanquhar or Wanlockhead areas over the past few days. In particular we are keen to identify the occupants of a Peugeot 206 car which was seen driving about in Wanlockhead in the early hours of Wednesday 3 October.“Callers can contact police through the 101 number, and should quote the reference number 0479 of 3/10.”last_img read more

SRC Develops Shaped Lens Antenna for Direction Finding in the Ka-Band

first_imgThe U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued SRC Inc. a patent for the “Shaped Lens Antenna for Direction Finding at the Ka-Band,” U.S. Patent No. 9,350,086. The design and application of this high gain antenna allows for improved accuracy when direction finding in the Ka-band. SRC has extensive experience in the development of all types of radar systems, from airborne systems to ground surveillance radars, and from avian surveillance to weapon location applications.The inventor credited for developing this antenna is Lance Bradstreet, a lead radio frequency engineer at SRC. The invention leverages a shaped lens antenna fed by two micro strip patch antennas. The printed patch antennas are supplied by a 180 degree hybrid coupler. The system together adds and subtracts the signals from the patches to form sum and difference channels. These channels can then be used to determine if a signal entered through the main beam (if the signal is greater than the difference signal), or if the signal came from another angle (if the signal is less than the difference signal). This invention provides both a low cost and low loss solution to direction finding at the Ka-band and will prove useful in a variety of electronic systems.last_img read more