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EW HAVEN >> Fate is the hunter, said the maestro, for a trio of classics that will usher in the new symphony season this week.
Ask conductor William Boughton how he chose the three expansive pieces for Thursday's season opener of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra, and he sums it up by saying Beethoven's "Symphony No. 5," Strauss' "Don Juan" and Prokofiev's "Violin Concerto No. 1" fit the heady theme of fate.
Continue reading New Haven Symphony Orchestra's 'Beethoven & The Don' Opens Season
TLPA President Robert Werth and the TLPA leadership invite the membership, vendors, spouses and guests of TLPA to "The Alamo City," San Antonio, Texas for the 96th Annual Convention & Trade Show at The Grand Hyatt San Antonio, and the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, October 15 - 19, 2014.
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The Yale Bowl arrives at its 100th birthday this fall, and adherents of the Blue are having a celebration.
This may not be quite the star-studded blowout Yale had for its tercentenary in 2001, which brought out 25,000 on a Saturday night when there wasn't even a football game. The Bowl centennial will be a series of happenings spread over six home-game dates, and Yale hopes to gain some positive exposure.
Continue reading Yale Bowl Ready to Celebrate 100th
NEW HAVEN >> If you haven't seen Colombian Edmar Castaneda play the harp, check out one of hisYouTube videos.
"You get the feeling from (the videos) that this guy can do anything," says Sam Goldenberg of West Haven, whose home-grown Creative Concerts Inc. is teaming with Yale Concert Bands to present a concert by Castenada and friends at Sprague Hall Saturday at 8 p.m.
Continue reading Columbian Jazz Harpist Edmar Castaneda at Yale's Sprague Hall, Saturday
For the fifth year in a row, Yale University has been selected by Working Mother magazine as one of the "100 Best Companies" in the nation. It is the only university on this year's list.
The magazine's "Best Companies" initiative, now in its 29th year, recognizes organizations for outstanding leadership in establishing policies, programs, and environments that support working parents.
"We are thrilled that Yale has been recognized for the fifth year in a row as one of Working Mother magazine's '100 Best Companies,'" says President Salovey. "This milestone recognition highlights the family-friendly workplace that we continue to value, one that allows us to attract and retain top talent at all levels of the university. For example, we are proud that 56% of all Yale managers are women. At the same time, we must strive to continue to make improvements. There is always more Yale can do to create an environment in which employees thrive, making our mission of research and education possible."
Continue reading High five: Yale Named Among Working Mother Magazine's '100 Best Companies' for the 5th Consecutive Year
Please Join Us for a Groundbreaking Discussion of Women's Health!
Register now for "Beyond the Pink Ribbon: New Frontiers in Screening, Treating and Preventing Cancer," October 21, 5:30 - 8:00 PM at Gateway Community College, New Haven. Hosted by the non-profit news syndicate, the Connecticut Health I-Team (C-HIT), this educational forum will be in collaboration with The Breast Center-Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven. Metro Taxi, and our affiliate AdCab, are delighted to sponsor C-HIT's first conference. We want to support the latest inroads and challenges in breast cancer detection and treatment while helping to further in-depth women's health journalism.
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BRIDGEPORT -- To University of Bridgeport alumna Marian Heard, the Park Avenue building she was standing in Tuesday was a far cry from the building she remembered.
The bland facade was gone, replaced by windows and a canopy that protudes several feet beyond the main entrance. The 1960s-era furniture was also out and in its place stood gray tabletop and theater-style lecture hall furniture and large, comfortable lobby chairs.
"This is an architectural wonder," Heard said as she stood in the Ernest C. Trefz School of Business' Jacobson Wing Lobby, which she contributed toward. "Bright, spacious, welcoming. I believe it's going to inspire people to forge ahead in their respective careers and change lives."
Also different was the technology.
Continue reading University of Bridgeport Unveils Ernest C. Trefz School of Business
The Yale School of Music presents the Yale Philharmonia in its first concert of the 2014-2015 season on Friday, September 19, 2014 at 7:30 pm. The orchestra, joined by the Yale Camerata and Yale Glee Club, will perform Gustav Mahler's monumental Symphony No. 2, "Resurrection." Shinik Hahm will conduct.
This symphony, which runs around 90 minutes, was one of the composer's most popular pieces during his lifetime, and its appeal to audiences continues today. The piece is known as the "Resurrection" Symphony because its texts address themes of death and the afterlife.
Continue reading Yale Philharmonia, Camerata, Glee Club Perform Mahler's Second Symphony, Sept. 19
Early Saturday morning, more than 1,100 cyclists will descend on New Haven for the fourth annual Closer to Free Ride. This inspiring event raises money for two critical areas of focus at Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven: programming to support those dealing with the effects of cancer, and vital research aimed at eradicating this all-too-prevalent disease.
Cancer is the second most common cause of death in the United States, exceeded only by heart disease. It accounts for nearly one of every four deaths. Here in New Haven County, more than 700 people are diagnosed with cancer each year and mortality rates are higher than the national average.
According to DataHaven, in a four-year period our community has lost a combined total of 3,602 years to early deaths because of cancer. That's 3,602 years that could have been spent spoiling grandchildren, opening a business, traveling the world or simply spending time with loved ones.
Continue reading Forum: On the Road to Finding a Cure, With Closer to Free Ride in New Haven
En route to transforming a pork belly into a work of art, Eric Meas, a master chef who survived the killing fields of Cambodia and the U.S. prison system, got "the sauce out of the way first."
Meas was demonstrating a signature dish in the six-person kitchen he oversees as executive chef of the new Lucky Chao restaurant (and jazz nightclub) that replaced the former Kudeta beneath the parking garage at the corner of Temple and Crown streets.At 40, Meas has tasted the highs of success, the lows of despair, and the hope of bouncing back from adversity. Meanwhile, his fans from New York City to San Francisco--including a leading New York Times critic who raved about his "extraordinarily light touch with seafood" and "gentle way with herbs" --have tasted the fruits of his talent for combining the flavors from his native land with other cuisines.
Continue reading A Survivor Brings a New Flavor To Town: Lucky Chao Restaurant and Jazz Nightclub
MILFORD >> How would you like to throw a "cupcake" in the bath water and come out smelling like a chocolate, apple or lemon-rasberry dessert with a hint of butter cream?
Bath balms that look and smell like the gourmet cupcakes that inspired them are among the nonedible creations that are being developed for the owner of Sweet Cupcasions, a city cupcake store that last year won the Food Network's "Cupcake Wars" competition.
Other private-label spa products planned for the line include: lip gloss, body butters, scrubs and soaps that will be shaped like cake pops.
Continue reading 'Cupcake Wars' Winner Will Sell Line of Spa Products in Milford
As your institution prepares for students and faculty to return to classes, please ensure that all responsible for campus safety are aware of the dangers associated with ride share companies, specifically Uber and Lyft.
Known as Unregulated Transportation Network Companies, these mobile app operators recently entered New Haven and Fairfield County through crowd-sourcing social media promotions. Based out-of-state and abroad, they connect riders with unverified drivers-for-hire through a mobile app. Then, random drivers shuttle passengers with their own vehicle, which is not safety-inspected or insured for commercial use.
Of great concern is that these companies are targeting unsuspecting students and luring them with free rides and promotional gifts or the ability to make money as drivers. In response to the public safety threat that ride share services pose, City of New Haven Mayor Toni Harp, along with Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce President Tony Rescigno and Director of New Haven's Department for Persons with Disabilities Michelle Duprey, Esq., wrote this New Haven Register Op-Ed http://bit.ly/PublicSafety101. In "Innovation Should Never Be at Expense of Public Safety," our community leaders describe how Uber and Lyft ignore all CT transportation and insurance regulations that protect the public's safety and provide equal transportation access.
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The city's plan to more than double its fleet of popular green cabs has been given a green light, The Post has learned.
The Taxi and Limousine Commission this week began selling 6,000 permits for the next wave of lime-green cabs, which serve residents of upper Manhattan and the outer boroughs.
The new batch of street cabs will be added to the 6,000 or so green cabs currently rolling around underserved city neighborhoods, bringing the total up to 12,000, the TLC said.
Continue reading City to Sell 6,000 New Green Taxi Permits
NEW HAVEN - The Yale Peabody Museum will welcome "a walking, talking humongous beast" from 10 a.m. to 4p.m. August 23, at its sixth annual end-of-summer free admission day at 170 Whitney Ave., according to a release.
"Jess the mastodon, on day leave from her regular digs at Hole in the Wall Theatre in New Britain where she's starring in 'The Impracticality of Modern-Day Mastodons,' an off-beat comedy by award-winning Connecticut playwright Rachel Teagle about ambition, vocation and impractical beasts," the release said.
Continue reading Mastodons and Baby Dinosaurs Headline Peabody Museum's End-of-Summer Day
Americans have lived in a world dominated by gasoline-powered vehicles for nearly 100 years. There are robust biofuels programs in place that attempt to lower gasoline consumption, but the nation's overwhelming dependency on gasoline fuel creates some scary risks, some of which showed their ugly heads in the summer of 2008. Luckily, there is increased investment and attention being paid to the development of alternative vehicles that run on electricity or natural gas fuels. They may sit at a distinct disadvantage when it comes to infrastructure today -- gasoline had a multi-generational head start -- but several companies are breaking down walls to lower costs and increase availability. That's especially true for natural gas vehicles, or NGVs.
Continue reading 3 Factors That Will Drive Natural Gas Vehicle Adoption in the U.S.