Posts Tagged ‘awareness’

Are Apple Store Managers Nationwide Getting Trained for “Union Awareness” Right Now This AM? Yes, Per CNET

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

What’s this – Apple’s is doing “Union Awareness” training at Apple Stores all over the country this Tuesday morning, November 8, 2011?

Yes. Josh Lowensohn has the story.

Well, that’s news to me. Thanks, CNET!

And who’s the prime mover of this movement? It’s San Francisco resident Cory Moll, that’s who. (I don’t know why he doesn’t get more attention around town…)

Now if I were in charge of fighting unionization at Apple, I’d start handing out free bunny-ear iPhone cases to all workers. You know, as a way to win them over.

Like this:

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All right, we’ll just have to wait and see how this Apple vs union fight turns out.

In the meantime, feel free to send the unionizers a message, why not?

Direct from Broadway, New Musical Next to Normal Plays Our Curran Theatre Through February 20th

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

[UPDATE: And here's The Review from Chronicle Theatre Critic Robert Hurwitt.]

Smash Broadway success next to normal started its run at SHN’s Curran Theatre yesterday.

And the flash reviews are in.

From Orchestra Row M:

Next to Normal is intense … so is Alice Ripley’s performance. How does this chanteuse mash up singing with crying? The same confusing way you’ll endure at times uncomfortable emotional voyeurism of a family’s breakdown and rebirth. You might also want to seek therapy after the show … and that’s a good thing.

And the Twitter:

“Amazing night of theater: “Next to Normal” from @ in SF. Intense, emotional, sometimes difficult, but the score, lyrics, & cast are WOW.”

This is the straightest-from-Broadway straight from Broadway show we’ve had in a long time, right?

Check out the deets, below.

It’s the role of a lifetime for star Alice Ripley, of course.

Bonus: The San Francisco affiliate of the non-profit National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is co-sponsoring NAMI Awareness Night on February 11th. See about that after the jump.

The musical opened on Broadway in April 2009. It was nominated for eleven 2009 Tony Awards and won three, Best Original Score, Best Orchestration and Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical for Alice Ripley. It also won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, becoming just the eighth musical in history to receive the honor. The previous musical to win the Pulitzer was Rent, in 1996, which was also directed by Michael Greif. In awarding the prize to Kitt and Yorkey, the Pulitzer Board called the show “a powerful rock musical that grapples with mental illness in a suburban family and expands the scope of subject matter for musicals.”

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Direct from Broadway, New Musical “Next to Normal” Plays Our Curran Theatre January 25 to February 20

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

I don’t know nada about next to normal excepting that it’s been very well received and it’s starting a run at SHN’s Curran Theatre on Wednesday, January 25, 2011. Check out the deets, below.

Bonus: The San Francisco affiliate of the non-profit National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is co-sponsoring NAMI Awareness Night on February 11th. See about that after the jump.

The musical opened on Broadway in April 2009. It was nominated for eleven 2009 Tony Awards and won three, Best Original ScoreBest Orchestration and Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical for Alice Ripley. It also won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, becoming just the eighth musical in history to receive the honor. The previous musical to win the Pulitzer was Rent, in 1996, which was also directed by Michael Greif. In awarding the prize to Kitt and Yorkey, the Pulitzer Board called the show “a powerful rock musical that grapples with mental illness in a suburban family and expands the scope of subject matter for musicals.”

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Hepatitis B Awareness: “Which One Deserves to Die?” (It’s Always the Third From the Left)

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

MUNI has this Hepatitis B ad campaign all over the place these days. It’s a little edgy, they’re saying. So much so, some people refused to participate in the group shots of health professionals and athletes and whatnot.

But DYN that the answer always turns out to be The Third One From The Left? It’s uncanny. This method works on all the ads. Check and you’ll see.  

As seen on practically every MUNI bus in all Christendom:

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(Sometimes when you ask a silly question, you’ll get a silly answer, huh? I could think of a few, how do you say, more nuanced approaches than the one used, but nobody asked me so there you go.)

Anyway, more seriously, let’s get a second opinion from Dr. Steven Suydam, who seems impressed with this campaign:

“Screening is only the first step. Those who perform the screening need to take steps to ensure that those who test negative subsequently receive the vaccine, and that those who test positive receive hepatitis titers (levels) and annual liver ultrasound exams.”

But of course, the first step is raising awareness among the general population as well as medical professionals. (And, bonus, now I know what those Superman-style blue and red t-shirts are for. Until today I thought I the giant “B” was  San Francisco Supervisor Bevan Dufty’s logo - “Super Bevan” or something. Srlsy.)

So, here’s your free screening schedule

This Hep B advertising onslaught appears to be an especially effective way of marking the 15th Anniversary of National Hepatitis Awareness Month. Three cheers.