New Nursing Home Ombudsman for Area 16

first_imgJoyce will be serving the counties of Gibson, Posey, Perry, Spencer, and Warrick. Joyce was previously an Options Counselor with SWIRCA & More before she retired in the summer of 2019 with 14 years of service.The Indiana Long-Term Care Ombudsman program advocates for residents of long-term care facilities, which includes nursing facilities and licensed assisted living facilities.The primary purpose is to promote and protect the RESIDENT RIGHTS guaranteed to residents under federal and state law.The Ombudsman is resident directed. You can reach Joyce by contacting her by phone or e-mail listed below. Also, please note that the Vanderburgh County Ombudsman continues to be Michelle Motta at VOICES. She can be reached at 812-423-2927 or [email protected] New Nursing Home Ombudsman for Area 16 FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Junk, by Ayad Akhtar, Is Coming to Broadway

first_img View Comments Lincoln Center Theater will present the New York premiere of Pulitzer Prize winner Ayad Akhtar latest play, Junk. The production, directed by Doug Hughes, will begin performances at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre—the company’s Broadway space—on September 14. Opening night is set for October 12.Akhtar received a Pulitzer in 2013 for Disgraced; the play transferred to Broadway in a Lincoln Center Theater and Araca Group production the following year (the two reunite as co-producers for Junk).Junk premiered a La Jolla Playhouse in the summer of 2016. The financial thriller is set in the 1985 and follows a successful junk bond trader whose reputation as king of finance is at stake. Akhtar likens the play to a Shakespearean history, explaining that it’s his dramatic interpretation of events that led to a turning point in the American economy.Casting will be announced at a later date. The production will feature sets by John Lee Beatty, costumes by Catherine Zuber, lighting design by Ben Stanton and original music and sound design by Mark Bennett.J. T. Rogers’ Oslo is set to begin performances at the Vivian Beaumont on March 23; the play is scheduled to conclude its run on June 18. The La Jolla Playhouse production of ‘Junk'(Photo: Jim Carmody)last_img read more

Storm record

first_imgBy Stephanie SchupskaUniversity ofGeorgiaAs Tropical Storm Epsilon swirled about 725 miles east of Bermuda on Nov. 30, the worst Atlantic hurricane season on record officially came to a close.Epsilon was expected to send large ocean swells crashing on the island’s shores before spinning out to sea, according to a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration advisory.The 26th named storm tops off the busiest and deadliest hurricane season on record. Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma caused extensive damage along the U.S. Gulf Coast; and coupled with Stan in Central America, the storms killed thousands.”With warm ocean temperatures persisting in the Atlantic Basin, I wouldn’t be surprised if we have a named storm or two in December,” said state climatologist David Stooksbury.As far as the record number of tropical storms, “We have to be careful here,” said Stooksbury, a professor of engineering and atmospheric sciences with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.”Yes, it is a record,” he said. “But our records of tropical activity, especially out in the ocean, are short.”Joel Paz, a UGA Cooperative Extension climate specialist, said early hurricane predictions varied this year. Experts expected 12 to 15 named storms and seven to nine hurricanes, with three to five major hurricanes (category 3 or higher).”If you look at the long-term average, 2005 was really higher than average,” Paz said. That average called for 10 named storms and eight hurricanes, with two major storms.For the record, 2005 has seen 26 named storms, 13 hurricanes and seven major storms. Three hit category 5.The best explanation for the active hurricane season, Stooksbury said, is a 20- to 30-year cycle in ocean temperatures and tropical activity. From 1970 to 1994, the Atlantic Basin averaged nine tropical storms, five hurricanes and 1.5 major hurricanes per year.”We entered the active phase of the cycle in 1995,” he said. “From 1995 to 2004, the Atlantic Basin averaged 13.6 tropical storms, 7.8 hurricanes and 3.8 major hurricanes per year.”When satellites were launched in the 1960s, tracking storm paths in the open oceans became more consistent. During that time, Atlantic storm activity was heading into a low period, Stooksbury said.”We’re doing a better job, because of satellites and reconnaissance planes, of counting all the storms,” he said. “We used to only count the storms when they hit us. Some of these storms historically wouldn’t have been named because they’re not tropical weather events. Other very strong storms originating over the ocean are sometimes now named.”During August and September, the atmospheric conditions were very favorable for an increase in storms. And water temperatures were well above normal.”Hurricanes are really thermal energy machines,” Stooksbury said. “There’s strong heating in the tropics through the summer, so that’s kind of where you reach the max amount of heating around that time.”But 2005’s warm air isn’t a sign of global warming.”One year doesn’t really say much on global warming,” Stooksbury said. “The increase in storms can be explained by known conditions across the Atlanta Basin. It looks like an active year. Any given year is not evidence for or against global warming.”This year, Georgia didn’t see the rain and damage that hurricanes Charley, Francis, Ivan and Jeanne brought in 2004.In early July, tornadoes from Tropical Storm Cindy tore through the Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Ga. Then rain from Hurricane Dennis flooded areas already thoroughly soaked by Cindy.In October, Tropical Storm Tammy hit northeast Florida and dumped buckets of rain on Brunswick and southeast Georgia as it moved up the coast.”Most people outside of southeast Georgia didn’t even know we had Tammy,” Stooksbury said.Nevertheless, Cindy, Dennis and Tammy helped make 2005 one of the wettest summers on record in Georgia.(Stephanie Schupska is a news editor with the University ofGeorgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)last_img read more

Clippers build big early lead, hang on to defeat Sacramento Kings

first_img“I think people forget, when Lou started he was a point guard,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said. “Lou is so dangerous offensively scoring, teams are trying to take the ball out of his hands and double team him.“The problem is he’s a great passer, and that’s what you’re left with. If you double team him, he’s going to make the right play, if you don’t double team him, then good luck! And Lou knows that as much as anyone. He’s a really clever player, he’s just clever. He’s fun to watch.”Rookie Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had an involved 17 points, four rebounds and five assists and Avery Bradley had 12 points and six assists.As for Beverley’s tone-setting contribution: “He’s been the MVP or the key to us in this run, really,” Rivers said.The young run-and-fun Kings – who played their final game of a six-game trip – trailed 67-51 after the first half, was was among the Clippers’ finest this season.They started off 6 for 7 from 3-point range, and assisted on 21 of 25 made buckets – the most in a half since way back on March 16, 2016 – and shot 52.1 percent from the field.Though they might have started off sleepily, the Kings are never to be slept on, Rivers said.In the teams’ first meeting, the Kings answered the Clippers’ 42-point first-quarter with a 42-point second quarter, turning what seemed like a blowout in the making into a more workmanlike 133-121 victory.In their second meeting, Rivers had to reinsert his starters for the game’s final three minutes after Sacramento erased most of the Clippers’ 27-point lead.“They play at such a great pace and they’ve come back on so many teams,” Rivers said. “It’s the third time we’ve played them and come back. It’s just their style of play. It’s just never safe, you know?””With 7:47 left, the Kings (25-25) had cut it to 96-90 on a bucket by Marvin Bagley III.But the Clippers answered the Kings’ last significant surge with a lasting one of their own: After a spinning finger roll by Patrick Beverley and a 3-pointer by Avery Bradley made it 101-90 with 6:16 to go, the Clippers outscored the Kings 21-18 down the stretch. PreviousLos Angeles Clippers’ Tobias Harris (34) scores past Sacramento Kings’ Nemanja Bjelica (88) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Sacramento Kings’ De’Aaron Fox (5) dunks past Los Angeles Clippers’ Patrick Beverley, second from right, Lou Williams (23) and Avery Bradley (11) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Los Angeles Clippers’ Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (2) dunks past Sacramento Kings’ Iman Shumpert during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsSacramento Kings’ Buddy Hield (24) scores against the Los Angeles Clippers during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Los Angeles Clippers’ Lou Williams (23) scores past Sacramento Kings’ Justin Jackson (25) and Willie Cauley-Stein (00) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Los Angeles Clippers’ Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, center, is defended by Sacramento Kings’ Justin Jackson, left, and Harry Giles (20) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Los Angeles Clippers’ Patrick Beverley, left, is defended by Sacramento Kings’ Nemanja Bjelica, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Los Angeles Clippers’ Avery Bradley, right, grabs a rebound next to Sacramento Kings’ Buddy Hield (24) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Los Angeles Clippers’ Montrezl Harrell (5) shoots between Sacramento Kings’ De’Aaron Fox, left, and Harry Giles (20) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Los Angeles Clippers’ Tobias Harris (34) scores past Sacramento Kings’ Nemanja Bjelica (88) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Sacramento Kings’ De’Aaron Fox (5) dunks past Los Angeles Clippers’ Patrick Beverley, second from right, Lou Williams (23) and Avery Bradley (11) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)NextShow Caption1 of 9Sacramento Kings’ De’Aaron Fox (5) dunks past Los Angeles Clippers’ Patrick Beverley, second from right, Lou Williams (23) and Avery Bradley (11) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)ExpandLOS ANGELES – While the Sacramento Kings snoozed, the Clippers went all in on the Early Bird Special on Sunday, getting whatever they wanted from the first-half buffet in the first game of the day at Staples Center.The Clippers constructed a buffer of as much as 25 points in the first half before the Sacramento Kings, as they’re wont to do, woke up in the second, whittling the Clippers’ advantage to a few as six points with less than eight minutes to play.In the end, before the Lakers and Suns took to the court for the evening game, the Clippers hung on to win 122-108. It was a successful homecoming before a sellout crowd of 19,068, keeping momentum alive following a four-game road trip on which the Clippers won three games.They’ve now won four of six since starting forward Danilo Gallinari – is expected back in the next couple games – was sidelined with back spasms. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img “Gallo went down and people have been stepping up,” said Patrick Beverley, who came close to a triple-double Sunday, finishing with 16 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists.As a team, the Clippers (28-22) assisted on 35 of their 42 buckets as four Clippers collected five or more assists in the same game for just the second time this season.“The small lineup is working for us,” Beverley said. “You get the ball, (there’s a) close-out, make the extra pass, a guy gets it, close out, he makes the extra pass, it’s like a wheel. It’s been fun.”Montrezl Harrell led Clippers scorers with 25 rim-shaking points, his 17th game with at least 20 points this breakout season.Tobias Harris had 18 points and six rebounds (including the 3,000th NBA board) and, fresh off his first career triple-double, Lou Williams scored 12 points, dished 10 assists for the second consecutive game and grabbed six rebounds.last_img read more