This paper describes the novel technique of using a phase-sensitive radio-echo system to determine the basal melt rate along a short profile near Halley Station on the Brunt Ice Shelf. After an interval of nine days the change in the thickness of ice, between a near surface reflectinghorizon and the ice-shelf base, was measured. The utilization of internal reflectors as a reference horizon corrects for the effects of accumulation and densification that might occur over the measurement interval. During the nine-day interval the ice shelf thinned by 0.032 + or – 0.004 m, the strain rate contribution to this thinning was 0.003 + or – 0.001 m, giving a localized melt rate of 1.17+ or – 0.17 m/yr. Our measured value agrees well with a traditional continuitymethod. The accuracy of the phase sensitive radar system allows the spatial variation in basal melt-rate to be measured over a short time interval, permitting for the first time a measurement of the seasonal variation in melt rateThis paper describes the novel technique of using a phase-sensitive radio-echo system todetermine the basal melt rate along a short profile near Halley Station on the Brunt Ice Shelf. After an interval of nine days the change in the thickness of ice, between a near surface reflecting horizon and the ice-shelf base, was measured. The utilization of internal reflectors as a reference horizon corrects for the effects of accumulation and densification that might occur over themeasurement interval. During the nine-day interval the ice shelf thinned by 0.032 + or – 0.004 m, the strain rate contribution to this thinning was 0.003 + or – 0.001 m, giving a localized melt rate of 1.17 + or – 0.17 m/yr. Our measured value agrees well with a traditional continuity method. The accuracy of the phase sensitive radar system allows the spatial variation in basal melt-rate to be measured over a short time interval, permitting for the first time a measurement of the seasonal variationin melt rate
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Friday’s sports events:INTERLEAGUESt. Louis 7, Kansas City 0AMERICAN LEAGUETexas 12, N.Y. Yankees 7Boston 19, Baltimore 12Tampa Bay 7, Toronto 0Detroit 5, Minnesota 3Seattle 5, Houston 2Chicago White Sox 1, Cleveland 0L.A. Angels 4, Oakland 3NATIONAL LEAGUEChicago Cubs 3, Washington 2Cincinnati 3, Arizona 0N.Y. Mets 6, Miami 2Atlanta 10, Milwaukee 1Colorado 5, L.A. Dodgers 4San Diego 2, Philadelphia 0San Francisco 13, Pittsburgh 10WOMEN’S NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONChicago 97, Connecticut 86Phoenix 94, Indiana 74NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE PRESEASONN.Y. Jets 17, Atlanta 0Oakland 16, Detroit 10Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. August 11, 2018 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 8/10/18 Written by Beau Lund
SELLOUT!First Game In East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) In History To Play In Front Of A Packed House JACKSONVILLE, FLA. (October 6, 2017) – The Jacksonville Icemen have announced the inaugural home opener on Saturday, Oct. 14 at 7:30 p.m. against the Orlando Solar Bears at Veterans Memorial Arena has sold out.“We are so thankful to our fans, our corporate and media partners, the Jax media, our entire organization and SMG/City of Jacksonville for all playing key roles in selling out our first game more than a week before we drop the puck,” said Icemen president Bob Ohrablo. “We now look forward to putting on a great show on the ice and in the stands.”The doors will be open at 6:30 p.m. for Saturday’s game. Game day information, including details on parking, will be sent out to fans next week. Fans are encouraged to join the team at 5pm for Fan Fest outside the arena.Don’t miss out on the Icemen’s next home game Saturday, Oct. 21 at 7:30 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Arena. Tickets are selling fast! Cheer on the Icemen as they defend home ice and take on division rival South Carolina, Stingrays. Fans can still purchase single-game tickets by visiting Ticketmaster or by calling (904) 602-7825.Season Tickets are still available for the 2017-18 ECHL season. Fans can become inaugural Season Ticket Members by visiting our website or by calling (904) 602-7825 today.Fans are encouraged to stay tuned to the Jacksonville Icemen on Facebook and Twitter for news and updates.ABOUT THE JACKSONVILLE ICEMEN:Founded in 2017, the Jacksonville Icemen are a member of the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL). Proudly affiliated with the Winnipeg Jets (NHL) and the Manitoba Moose (AHL), the Icemen play at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena in Downtown Jacksonville.EDITOR FOOTNOTE: The Evansville Icemen franchise was forced to move from Evansville because the City and Evansville Icemen couldn’t come to contractual terms concerning a 5 year contract renewal. Evansville Icemen owner Ron Geary deemed the proposed 5 year contact unacceptable and decided to relocate the team.In 2016 the Evansville Icemen announced that they were moving to Owensboro, Kentucky to play in the historical Sports Center. After it was deemed that it was too expensive to make it feasible to play Hockey in the Owensboro Sports Center the Evansville Icemen franchise was transferred to Jacksonvile, Florida.After the Icemen left town a local businessman and the owner of VenueWoks started the Evansville Thunderbolts. When it look like the Thunderbolts weren’t going to make it through the season Mayor Winnecke discretely convinced the leadership of City Council to allow the City of Evansville to quietly take financial ownership of the Evansville Thunderbolts.To date City Controller Russ Lloyd Jr. hasn’t given members of the Evansville City Council or the taxpayers of Evansville an accurate and detailed financial breakdown of the profits or losses for the Thunderbolts 2017 hockey season. We have been told by creditable sources that the Evansville Thunderbolts lost many hundreds of thousands during the 2017 hockey season.Very little has been said on how Mayor Winnecke plans to pay for the Evansville Thunderbolts Hockey 2018 team operating expenses? we can’t find any reference to the funding of the Evansville Thunderbolts in the proposed 2018 City operating budget? FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
This information is about helping the government produce more tests. There’s different information for getting tested for coronavirus. What’s neededIn the short term, we must be focused on the challenge at hand, so we want to hear specifically from companies who can manufacture and supply new or existing types of coronavirus tests for antigens or antibodies.These must meet the requirement set out by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). MHRA has published guidance on antibody tests.We have teams of experts evaluating all the offers received. To ensure that their time is used most effectively, please use the forms below, which ensure your offers meet our requirements and can be directed to the right expert group. We will contact you as quickly as possible if your support is needed.Closed opportunitiesThe following calls for direct offers have now closed: Help provide new testing methods in 4 key areas the provision of laboratory capacity the provision of consumables reagents and equipment Help supply complete testing methods Help supply antibody test kits On 2 April 2020, the government announced its new national testing strategy, including a commitment to deliver 100,000 tests a day by the end of the month, and many more beyond that. We want industry to help us in meeting that challenge.Over time, we want to build a large diagnostic industry in this country able to tackle this challenge in the longer term. We’re encouraging the innovative minds of British academia and industry – large and small, across sectors – to dedicate their talents, ambitions and skills to that task. Further procurement opportunities that support the UK testing strategy set out by the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, can be found on contracts finder.How to help ContactFor enquiries about the supply of antigen test kits email [email protected] enquiries about the supply of antibody test kits email [email protected]
PREMIERE: Swear And Shake Debuts Their Sophomore Album, ‘The Sound Of Letting Go’ [Full Album Stream]
Swear and Shake, the Nashville-based group consisting of Adam McHeffey (vocals, guitar, and piano), Kari Spieler (vocals and guitar), and Shaun Savage (electric bass), just released a brand-new album today. The Sound Of Letting Go marks the second full-length album from the trio following Maple Ridge, which was released independently back in 2012. The latest from Swear and Shake is a delectable listen, with the group perfectly melding old-school pop sensibilities, dramatic orchestral builds, and soulful and heartfelt vocals to create a sound that is uniquely their own.Swear and Shake’s The Sound Of Letting Go was recorded in Richmond’s production house Spacebomb. There, the group found the space that would help them successfully take on their ambitious sophomore release. The album can be read as a musical journal that captures glimpses of the trio’s recent past as an ensemble, with relatable themes of change and the realizations that come from such changes working their way across the record. As noted by Spieler, “What a sweet release this record is for us. Lovers and friends have come and gone. We relocated to a new city, all the while compiling the songs that would become The Sound of Letting Go.”Initially based in Brooklyn, after two years as a touring unit, the members of Swear and Shake picked up and moved down to Nashville, where the three have been thriving and soaking up the city’s music-rich culture and history. Previously described by McHeffey as “one giant exhale” following Swear and Shake’s move south, The Sound Of Letting Go renders the band’s move and self-discovery as independent artists into a tangible and thoughtful thirteen-track album. Across its tracks, the record is simultaneously wistful and optimistic and made cohesive by the group’s unique ability to tap into the roots of nostalgia among listeners.The project was originally funded on Pledge Music, making The Sound Of Letting Go a highly anticipated release for Swear and Shake’s ever-growing and ever-supportive fan base. And listening to the album, this makes sense—Swear and Shake presents their commanding and confident sound in a gorgeous package, with the album only amplified by the group’s underlying disposition toward earnestness and self-reflection.Live For Live Music is pleased to present the premiere of Swear and Shake’s latest album The Sound Of Letting Go. You can listen to the group’s immaculate sophomore album below, as well as check out their upcoming tour dates. To get more information about the group, head over to their website or Facebook page.Upcoming Tour Dates:6.2.17 Fountain Square – Cincinnati, OH6.3.17 Haymarket – Louisville, KY6.20.17 Mercury Lounge, NY6.22.17 Milkboy – Philly PA6.23.17 StageOne – Fairfield, CT6.24.17 Cafe 939 – Boston, MA6.29.17 The High Watt – Nashville, TN6.30.17 Reverly Room – Chattanooga, TN7.1.17 Eddie’s Attic – Decatur, GA7.6.17 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA7.7.17 The Hamilton – Washington DC7.8.17 Cat’s Cradle – Carrboro, NC
Load remaining images With the Grammy Awards in the rearview mirror, the Wood Brothers arrived at New York’s Irving Plaza, calling into question the whole idea of musical categories upon which the industry bestows its honors. Into what bucket do we place an eclectic band led by a countrified singer-songwriter who sings like a cross between Marcus Mumford and Boz Scaggs; a conservatory-trained bass virtuoso who is also part of a formidable modern jazz trio; and an all-round musical genius on drums, percussion, melodica and angelic high harmonies? On iTunes, the Wood Brothers get lumped into the Country category, but judging by the second of their two Irving Plaza shows, it was clear they are a musical union with the talent, imagination and chops to bend, break and set their own boundaries.Singer-songwriter Oliver Wood fronts the band, playing acoustic and electric guitars and looking like he stepped out of the Allman Brothers At Fillmore East album cover. Younger brother Chris Wood, a co-founder of the noted jazz trio, Martin, Medeski and Wood, works the upright bass like a ballet dancer who just wants to boogie. And Jano Rix, a much in-demand Nashville-based sideman, completes the unit with astonishing musical fluidity whether he’s behind the drums or working a unique percussion rig called a suitar (pronounced shi-tar).The trio has been on tour since early December in support of their sixth studio album, One Drop of Truth, which was scheduled for official release the morning after the New York shows. Perhaps in anticipation of the birthing process about to be completed, the boys and their opening act, the Stray Birds, hit a high note in their celebration of American music. Thursday night’s set was packed with stellar originals, from the opening gospel keynote of “Sing About It” (“sing about your trouble and it might just pass”) to the clever wordplay of “Happiness Jones” (“I never learned a thing being happy”). With the estimable John Medeski sitting in on keyboards for much of the night, tight folkiness alternated with high-energy jamming. Mid-way through, fellow Nashvilleans the Stray Birds, who had already won over the crowd with their own banjo- and fiddle-infused roots music, returned to join the Woods for an old-timey mini-set. Sung Grand Ole Opry-style into a single vintage microphone, the harmonies of “Down By The Riverside” (“ain’t gonna study war no more”) held the audience in hushed rapture.Chris Wood then strapped on a Hofner “Beatles bass” to help the band crush a cover of Tom Petty’s “You Wreck Me,” with Medeski throwing down a titanic solo on Hammond organ. By the encores, “Luckiest Man” and “One More Day,” the Wood Brothers had much of the crowd singing along word for word. These smart tunes have roots in The Band, Townes Van Zandt, Lyle Lovett, John Hiatt and others in the Great American Songbook. Performed with improvisational zeal worthy of the finest jam bands, the Wood Brothers are a live act capable of lighting it up with the best of them. By the end of the raucous show, their core fans were cheering while those who had just discovered them were calling the Wood Brothers their new favorite band.Check out the gallery below, courtesy of photographer Lou Montesano.Setlist: The Wood Brothers | Irving Plaza | New York City, NY | 2/1/18Sing About It; Atlas; Mary Anna; Fall Too Fast (with John Medeski); Tried and Tempted (with Medeski); Snake Eyes; Chocolate On My Tongue; Neon Tombstone; Laughin’ or Crying (with Medeski); The Muse; Chevrolet (with Medeski); Down By The Riverside (traditional, with The Stray Birds); Happiness Jones (with Medeski); You Wreck Me (Tom Petty cover, with Medeski); Where My Baby Might Be (with Medeski); Honey Jar (with Medeski). Encore: Luckiest Man (with Medeski); One More Day (with Medeski).The Wood Brothers & The Stray Birds | Irving Plaza | New York City, NY | 2/1/18 | Photos by Lou Montesano Photo: Lou Montesano from 2/1/18
When thousands of men and women convened in London for the opening of the Games of the XXX Olympiad, some had a good shot at medals, and others were simply happy for the chance to represent their country on the world’s biggest sporting stage. (Continued below)Among the competitors were nine athletes with Harvard ties, and one Harvard coach. Together they continued the University’s long connection to the Olympics, a connection that began in 1896 when seven then and future Harvard men participating in events in track and field and shooting took home 12 medals, including eight gold. Since then, Harvard has been represented at every Olympic Games, with a total of 223 participants (athletes, coaches, and administrators) representing 14 countries and 344 events.HomecomingFor the only current Harvard athlete at this year’s games, the competition has special meaning. Six-foot-four-inch Temi Fagbenle ’15 was on familiar ground as she competed as a forward with Great Britain’s women’s basketball team, though her team did not win.Fagbenle, a Londoner, preferred tennis in her early years and harbored dreams of becoming the next Venus Williams. But at 14 she traded her racket for a basketball.Stay updatedLondon Calling: Harvard at the 2012 OlympicsCrimson could turn to gold for nine alumni and student athletes competing in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.London OlympicsOfficial London website, complete with schedules, results, news, and photos.Harvard OlympiansHarvard Athletics’ GoCrimson website offers a look back, with updates.Though slow to warm to the new sport, “I always had that fighting passion, and I’ve always wanted to win, and so I just carried on,” she said. “And it happens that I have gotten better.”Better indeed. Fagbenle was good enough to make Great Britain’s Olympic roster of 12.“I was surprised when I was listed in the list of 20 players; it was a great honor, and then I made the 18 cuts, which meant I got to attend training camp. … It’s just been fantastic. Really, I am just really taking it all in my stride and trying to perform to the best of my abilities each day and it’s gone really well,” Fagbenle said earlier this year, before she had cleared the final cut.Her hard work has paid off.Proud coachHarvard rowing coach Harry Parker has lived the Olympic experience on and off the water. Parker was an Olympic rower 52 years ago; from 1964 until 1992, he regularly coached U.S. Olympic crews. Six of his former oarsmen competed in the last two Olympic Games, and this year four products of Parker’s program, representing Australia, Canada, and the United States, will compete in London.“I think Harvard has had, if not the most, very close to the most, former oarsmen on the Olympic team than any other university,” said Parker. “We are proud of that fact, and proud that it continues.”For Parker, competing in Rome in 1960, where he rowed to a fifth-place finish in the single, was “an eye-popping experience.” He recalled the excitement of his own event, the thrill of standing side by side with elite athletes from around the world, and the fun of watching other Olympians compete.“I had never been to a real, big-time soccer game at that point … and the United States basketball team was composed of players like Oscar Robertson, Jerry West, John Havlicek, all future NBA stars. But this is when they were in college as undergraduates. That was quite impressive.”Going the distance One Harvard alumnus was in the water for a punishing two-hour race against the best distance swimmers in the world, supported by his longtime coach. Alex Meyer ’10, who swam at Harvard, has made a big splash in the sport of open-water swimming, a grueling type of aquatic marathon. Meyer, the former 25-km world champion in the sport, was the only U.S. man to compete in the 10-km open-water race at Hyde Park’s Serpentine Lake. Guidance, and cheering, came from Tim Murphy, swimming and diving coach at Harvard.Murphy coached Meyer while he was at Harvard and for two years has helped train him for his Olympic run, working with him at Blodgett Pool and nearby Walden Pond, a popular spot for triathletes and distance swimmers.“When he swam for Harvard … he was always really competitive,” said Murphy. “He really enjoyed the training aspect; the longer the race, the better he was. You take the walls out, you put in some strategy, moving in and out, accelerating, all the dynamics of [open-water swimming], it just was a real good fit.”The young swimmer has the right mindset for a challenge that requires almost superhuman stamina, Murphy said. Meyer made the U.S. open-water Olympic team last July. Murphy was named the team’s coach two months later.“It’s certainly a tremendous honor to have USA on your back,” said Murphy. “I have been to most of the international competitions, but the Olympics is not one I have been to on staff, so it’s a real thrill for me. … More importantly, I get to work with Alex. … From a coaching standpoint you want to be there to prepare your athletes.”For details on how Harvard’s athletes fared at the games, visit here. “It’s certainly a tremendous honor to have USA on your back,” said Tim Murphy (left), Harvard’s men’s swimming and diving coach. “I have been to most of the international competitions, but the Olympics is not one I have been to on staff, so it’s a real thrill for me. Photo courtesy of Harvard Athletics
Former Irish rugby referee Donal Courtney inspires and motivates Dell Financial Services team members to win.Impossible is nothing.This was one of the many powerful messages delivered by Donal Courtney, former international rugby union referee, to inspire team members at the Leadership, Teamwork and Communication session organized recently.Donal Courtney, Independent Non-Executive Director of Dell Bank International DAC, has led a very interesting career in both the corporate and sporting worlds.While the context for a sports referee is different than a business leader, the principles remain the same. And who better to learn from than Donal Courtney!His presentation made people think. The man has an amazing ability to captivate his audience and his passion for leading a life without limits is truly contagious.I do not follow rugby but when I left the meeting room that day, I was pumped up and felt as if I was out there on the rugby field.Here are four business lessons that you (leaders and team members) can borrow from rugby and put to work in your own work setting:DiversityIn rugby there’s a place for everyone – fast players, big players, kickers, passers etc. and each player is equally important. Finding the right seat on the bus is a top priority.Rugby is a great example of diverse skills in action. It relies on the complementary skills and the real dispositions of each player- players are placed on the pitch where they can give the best of themselves.In today’s business market, to create the best team, leaders need to make sure they have diversity within the organization and one of the ways to build a dynamic team is to be rigorous in the selection process for getting new people on the bus.TeamworkRugby is a team sport. In order for a team to win, in both rugby and in business, it’s essential for each individual to know their role and dedicate themselves to the mission assigned to them, while still understanding the need to contribute to the overall team effort. “Who scored is irrelevant,” says Donal. “What matters is that the team won.’’Donal offered us a glimpse into the All Blacks’ concept of teamwork to gain a better understanding of how it relates to them.The team’s success is due to many factors but most importantly their team spirit and solidarity. Each and every member of the All Blacks is counted upon at all times to perform his designated role. They are synchronized, purposed-driven and understand that they are all in together.The unity demonstrated by those rugby players is an example from which we can draw inspiration in the day-to-day management of teams.Have you ever seen the All Blacks’ haka performance? Check out the following video, you won’t be disappointed.Adapt. Be prepared for each game.Rugby demands quick decisions from every player on the field. Every decision made can change everything for a team. Each game is different, so players are naturally expected to adapt to new rules, training, and tactics to ensure they keep winning games.This is as true in business as it is in sport. Our future success depends on how we can adapt to emerging needs, how we innovate and how open we are to new possibilities.Windows of opportunity open and close quickly. If you want to improve your chances of success:Edge out of your comfort zoneDo not wait a year to get feedback, communicate in real timeTrust the process – Stay aligned to the company’s purpose and valuesLook for opportunities to develop your skillsInvest in trainingA winning mindset: It’s a mental thing!Mental strength is what makes a great athlete ‘great.’ It’s that innate ability to push when you are hurting.Want to build this type of confidence? Here’s your blueprint:Discipline – Discipline is an integral part of the game, on and off the field.Practicing self-discipline in business helps you stay focused towards your task and goals. Step into your power to create new habits, actions and ways of thinking.Passion – In rugby, players have to put themselves through a lot of physical efforts on a daily basis, but it comes down to the fact that they do it for the total enjoyment: because they love it.Take your daily job to new levels and find what connects you with your passion.It’s extremely empowering.Motivation -If you choose the right attitude, even when faced with the biggest hurdles, anything is possible. To quote Vince Lombardi, “Winning isn’t everything, but wanting to win is.” How do you create a winning mindset? Find your purpose and it will feed your confidence and motivation. The power of believing in yourself will give you the most extraordinary potential.In 2016, after 29 attempts, Ireland put an end to New Zealand’s winning streak and beat the All Blacks 40-29. That, my friend, is what Donal meant by Impossible is nothing.
Daniel Schwake has been named executive director of the University of Notre Dame at Tantur in Jerusalem, Notre Dame International (NDI) announced in a press release Wednesday. This newly-established role between the Jerusalem Global Gateway and Tantur Ecumenical Institute aims to help the University in its “strategic vision … to become the premier global Catholic university in the Holy Land and beyond,” the press release said.According to the release, Schwake‘s responsibilities will include “the strategic and managerial aspects of Tantur” as well as carrying out the “academic vision and strategy” of both Tantur and the Jerusalem Global Gateway.The development comes as the University seeks out a greater presence in the Middle East.“It is an exciting time for the University and our efforts in the Holy Land, as we reimagine the role Notre Dame can have in the Middle East,” Angie Appleby Purcell, associate director for strategic initiatives at NDI, said in the release. “While the Tantur Ecumenical Institute will continue to be a leader of ecumenical encounter, dialogue and research, Notre Dame International is also expanding the University’s academic footprint in the region through the Jerusalem Global Gateway. A growing number of faculty from varied departments and disciplines are using Tantur for research opportunities, to gather global scholars for academic conferences and to encourage students to study in Jerusalem.”Before accepting this position with Notre Dame, Schwake spent more than 10 years in the fields of financial services and consulting, the release said. His most recent job was as a principal, or associate partner, at strategy consulting firm Oliver Wyman. According to the release, he worked on a wide array of issues during his time at the firm and is fluent in four languages.“The experience and skills he has earned as a consultant for top executives across Europe, the Americas and the Middle East, backed by his academic background and deep roots in the Holy Land make him the ideal leader to help forward and deepen Notre Dame’s mission within the region,” Appleby Purcell said.The release said the Jerusalem Global Gateway is one of five global gateways NDI operates throughout the world, with four other locations in Beijing, Dublin, London and Rome. In addition to its global gateways, NDI also operates six global centers in Hong Kong, Mexico City, Mumbai, Santiago, São Paulo and Kylemore Abbey in western Ireland.Tags: Jerusalem, Jerusalem Global Gateway, Notre Dame International, Tantur Ecumenical Institute
Rachel Tucker: Dominatrix of the UK Stage Rachel Tucker, after making her Broadway debut last fall in The Last Ship, will return to the UK stage for the Menier Chocolate Factory’s Communicating Doors. The Alan Ayckbourn comedy follows Poopay Dayseer (Tucker), a dominatrix who unwittingly time travels back to 1994 after witnessing a murder confession. Performances will begin on May 7 and run through June 27. Lindsay Posner directs a cast that will also includes Olivier winner David Bamber, Shakespeare in Love’s Lucy Briggs-Owen, Matthew Cottle and Imogen Stubbs. Stars in the Alley 2015 Sets May Date Mark your calendars for the return of Stars in the Alley. The free event will take place in Shubert Alley on May 27 at 10:30 AM. No word yet on who will perform, but expect plenty of star-power from the Great White Way’s new and long-running hits. And to hold you over until May, revisit last year’s concert with Sierra Boggess, Andy Karl and more! Frankie J. Grande Swipes Left for Smoking Broadway actor (and producer) Frankie J. Grande has joined the “Left Swipe Dat” movement…in a way that only Frankie could. The former Broadway.com vlogger released a music video with his collaborator Brittani Taylor, urging those privy to swiping for love (or whatever) to swipe left—i.e. pass—on smokers. Take a look as Grande swipes left on all sorts of cigarette-wielding dudes while dressed like the shining sun that he is. View Comments New Dramatists to Honor Brian Stokes Mitchell Brian Stokes Mitchell will receive the New Dramatists’ 2015 Distinguished Achievement Award at their 66th Annual Spring Luncheon. Mitchell, who serves as Chairman of the Board of The Actors Fund, won a Tony for his performance in Kiss Me, Kate and was also nominated for Ragtime, King Hedley II and Man of La Mancha. The event is set for May 14 at the Marriott Marquis. Recent past honorees include Susan Stroman, Seth Gelblum and Bernadette Peters. Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Julie Andrew Will Pen Another Memoir Well, this is certainly practically perfect! Oscar winner and musical theater legend Julie Andrews will release her second memoir in 2017, the Associated Press reports. The yet-to-be titled book will pick up where her 2008 memoir Home left off and explore her time working on such films as Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music and her marriage to the late Blake Edwards. So no, she’s not starting at the very beginning this time around.