Dry well on Skumnisse near the Draugen field

first_img Image: OKEA completed drilling on Draugen. Photo: Courtesy of OKEA ASA. OKEA has now completed drilling of appraisal well 6407/9-12 on the Skumnisse prospect, north-east of the Draugen field. The well will now be permanently plugged and abandoned as a dry well.The well targeted an extension of the Upper Jurassic Rogn Formation sandstone which forms the main reservoir of the producing Draugen field. The log data from the well, as published on www.okea.no during the drilling operation, confirm the presence of a number of clay-rich sandstone layers in the expected reservoir interval, thinner and with poorer reservoir quality than expected. No traces of hydrocarbons were observed.Core data have been acquired in the well and wireline log data form the rest of the data acquisition programme. These data will be used to complete the evaluation of the well results and will be important for further exploration activity in the area around Draugen. Key questions about the regional development of the Rogn Formation sandstone and hydrocarbon migration in the area will be addressed.The well was drilled to a vertical depth of 1742 m below sea level within the Garn Formation. The water depth at the site is 243 m.The well marks the conclusion of OKEA’s first operated drilling campaign, less than a year after the company took over operatorship of Draugen. The two wells, which were based on a slim, two casing string design, have been drilled safely and cost effectively.The wells were drilled with the Odfjell rig Deepsea Nordkapp, with Halliburton as the main service provider. All companies involved have contributed to the safe and effective operation.OKEA ASA is operator of the Draugen licences PL093 and PL093 D with a 44.56% share. Partner companies are Petoro AS (47.88%) and Neptune Energy Norge AS (7.56%). Source: Company Press Release The well was drilled to a vertical depth of 1742 m below sea level within the Garn Formation.last_img read more

Search for Samaritan

first_imgPolice are appealing for information about an Oxford student who was mugged at knifepoint on Friday 26 March. The attack took place after the student had spent a night out in the city. She was sitting with a friend on a wall in St Giles when the incident occurred. The hooded male crouched down in front of her and demanded, “give me your bag and what you have if you don’t want to get hurt.” He then grabbed hold of the student’s handbag before running down Woodstock Road. Chasing the offender, the student shouted that she had been robbed to members of the public. A man in his fifties with short curly grey hair joined the chase, and continued to pursue the mugger after the robbed student had fallen. He finally returned to the student having been threatened with the knife. The police have decided not to reveal the identity of the student. They wish to hear from the four members of the public that the student passed while chasing the mugger. They are also particularly eager to contact the good samaritan, or anyone who may know the identity of this man. It is believed that his evidence could be vital in bringing the offender to justice. Anyone with information should contact the police on 0845 8 505 505.ARCHIVE: 5th week TT 2004last_img read more

Tsunami victim named for award

first_imgA former student at Pembroke College who was seriously injured inlast year’s tsunami has been nominated by national magazine New Woman for theirWoman of the Year award.Naomi Bowman was visiting the Thaiisland Koh Phi Phi last December when she was swept almost a mile away from thebeach by giant waves. Despite  sustainingmultiple injuries, which needed six operations and a month in five differenthospitals, Naomi returned to Oxfordto complete her maths degree last summer. Upon her return to England inJanuary this year, Naomi decided to launch an extensive fundraising appeal tohelp the local residents of Koh Phi Phi who survived the tsunami. In ten monthsNaomi has already managed to raise over £5,000 in donations, which has beendivided between Thai families affected by the disaster, a school and a charity.Having previously considered acareer as a City banker, Naomi now works as the project manager for the committee charged with rebuildingthe devastated island, having emigrated to Thailand in the summer. Elizabeth Dawson,deputy Features Editor of New Woman, described Naomi’s story as “inspirational”and “one which other women would like to emulate”. Naomi said, “I don’t believe it’simportant how much money I have raised or what I’ve personally done. I don’tfeel I’m anything special or above the other people who work just as hard andharder to help the place.”ARCHIVE: 3rd week MT 2005last_img read more

EDITORIAL: We Are Enthused About The CORE Reorganization Effort

first_imgRegular readers of the City-County Observer have noticed that we are enthused about the CORE reorganization discussion that is to take place at the North Park Library at 5:45 on Tuesday, May 24th. We have high hopes for a truly nonpartisan people’s group that represents the public’s interest and good public policy will attend this worthwhile event.The non-partisanship of such a citizen’s group is absolutely essential to the effectiveness of its efforts. We cannot emphasize that enough. It is our strong suggestion that anyone who holds an elected or appointed governmental position, or a candidate for office, should be barred by the by-laws from holding a seat on the board or any subcommittees affiliated with the group. We also believe that no political body or organization should be accepted as a sponsor for the group. Any board or committee member who decides to become a candidate for elective office or accepts a political appointment should also be required to resign immediately. Further, the same rules should apply to members of the media, both “mainstream” and the alternative sites, their owners, publishers, and employees.Our reason for being so vehement about political and media influences being kept our of the leadership in this effort is that the group would lose credibility as a representative of the public interest if it is associated with political or news organizations. Any hint of a conflict of interest or influence peddling will harm the new CORE’s influence in the realm of “good public policy.” It is far easier to keep a sparkling reputation than it is to polish one that has been tarnished. This group must maintain a laser-like focus on the best interests of the tax-paying public, while hearing different opinions and suggestions without bias. We are not suggesting that anyone in government or the media should not participate in the group, but they should not be in leadership roles. All taxpayers and residents are encouraged to speak their minds, but should do so as individuals, not as representatives of their employer.We believe the renewed version of CORE is the key to a renewed Evansville and Vanderburgh County, but only if all appearance of any impropriety is carefully avoided. To do less would reflect poorly on this city, and enough questionable dealings have already taken place here.It is time for our elected officials to  “clean up their act” and spend our hard earned tax dollars more sensibly. Its time for the taxpayers of this community to challenge nepotism,  political patronage and the backroom political wheeling and dealing of our local board and commissions and take them head on!  We feel that CORE reorganization could be a GODSEND for our community to force “good public policy”!  Its time for “We, the People to come forward for the betterment of our community and attend the discussion that is to take place at the North Park Library at 5:45 on Tuesday, May 24th sponsored by CORE!FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

A spirited

first_imgapproachCourvoisier: ’The Brandy of Napoleon’, it says on the bottle. Perhaps it should add underneath: ’And Helen Colley’s Bread and Butter Pudding’.But there’s not really room for her Farmhouse Fare logo beneath the distinctive black outline of France’s favourite emperor. And besides, I’m not really sure that our most British of puddings would be as popular if it were associated with the French emperor.But it’s certainly true that the Courvoisier brand, with its distinctive taste, turns a standard mince pie into a luxury version, attracting a premium price; it’s more than flavour that provides the sales opportunity, it’s also the brand.Just look at recent research, where children fed exactly the same chips in plain bags, plus one branded bag, thought the ’branded’ chips tasted much better! The same applies for craft bakers and supermarkets. Consumers pay much more for branded products and a name such as Courvoisier conjures up quality.Cognac visitRecently I set off with Victor Griffiths, from alcohol suppler Thomas Lowndes, based in Horsham, Sussex, and four bakery specialists, to the Cognac area of France to learn about the famous brand.On the trip was Helen Colley, managing director of Farmhouse Fare, Clitheroe, Lancashire, which she established just six years ago. It makes around 24 puddings under the brand name and over 30 own-label lines for the major multiples. “We carry out a lot of NPD including products with liqueurs. All puddings take alcohol very easily,” she says.”We made the Bread and Butter Pudding with Courvoisier earlier this year. Brandy-based products do well at Christmas; and so do other puddings in our range, such as Whisky and Marmalade.”For summer this year, we produced two summer fruit puddings – one containing Champagne, the other cassis. On this trip, I have learned a lot more about Courvoisier and the different strengths and flavours; some have a sharp, zingy flavour, others are more smooth and mellow. It has opened my eyes to new opportunities.”Colley started making desserts in her own kitchen and now employs 120 people. She added to her success by winning Bakery Supplier of the Year, sponsored by Sainsbury’s, two years ago at the Baking Industry Awards.”As a company I believe we must be really aware of everything that goes into our products and understand the ingredients we work with,” she says. “Another opportunity we are looking at is soaking fruit in alcohol. We are totally about quality not compromise; Courvoisier’s heritage and values mirror what we do.”The brand storySarah Russell, development controller of Park Cake Bakeries (Vision Capital), supplies cakes and desserts to Marks & Spencer and all major retailers. She says: “We use alcohols such as Courvoisier, Grand Marnier and others. This trip has helped me understand how we might use both the brand and the story. It raises the issue of whether we should be challenging ourselves to use more information about provenance and history. Courvoisier is a good story.”She continues: “I’ve picked up some good ideas about applications: balancing and matching different flavours and texture in desserts.”Russell sometimes invites Victor Griffiths and Sharon Riddick of Thomas Lowndes to assist with development. Both are highly trained chefs with particular experience of cakes and desserts.She says: “At the moment, we add Courvoisier to mince pies and celebration products. We are highly innovative and have a team of chefs dedicated to bringing newness to the marketplace.”serious about puddingsCharlotte Marriott is development chef in the 50-strong desserts section at Serious Food Co, Llantrisant, near Cardiff. Customers include Selfridges, Waitrose and Whole Foods Market, among others. “We are very innovative and do things a little differently,” says Marriott.At the moment her range of desserts includes: crème brûlée, served in three compartments comprising vanilla, raspberry and cinnamon; and a hot chocolate fondant, sold in a ceramic espresso cup, with a baked chocolate fudge layer, topped with Belgian chocolate sauce.Marriott likes to use ingredients that are as fresh and natural as possible. She says: “I am looking at adding Courvoisier to make a more indulgent and luxury version of this crème brûlée for Christmas. Next year, we are looking at using alcohols more in other luxury brands in our range.”Year-round opportunityThe association of cognac and Christmas is long-established, so are there really opportunities all year round?Simon Turrell, NPD manager of specialist Christmas pudding maker Matthew Walker, certainly thinks so. He learned bakery and confectionery under renowned tutor Jean Grieves and, last September, he joined Matthew Walker, “the oldest Christmas pudding maker in the world”, which is part of Northern Foods”Matthew Walker makes very traditional steamed puddings all year round,” he says, pointing to a revival in traditional products.”We currently have over 250 different recipes and the puddings range from Matthew Walker’s own-brand to retailers’ own-label. We make a complete range of puddings using traditional ingredients ranging from basic puddings to a Supreme version, nut-free and even gluten-free. Courvoisier is currently an ingredient in the Marks &Spencer Christmas pudding.”We use quality ingredients in our Christmas puddings,” adds Turrell. “I am very interested in learning as much as possible about them and visiting Courvoisier has been hugely beneficial. Cognac is a very traditional ingredient in Christmas puddings and I am looking forward to seeing how I can use my learning here to further develop our range.”The Thomas Lowndes connectionThis must be music to the ears of Victor Griffiths, national account manager of Courvoisier culinary liquor supplier Thomas Lowndes, based in Horsham, SussexGriffiths trained and practised as a chef in France, Germany and the UK. Next he moved into management, where one of his responsibilities was compiling menus. Then he gained sales experience at PepsiCo before moving to Thomas Lowndes.Griffiths works with NPD managers and company directors. “We are more than a supplier, we are a support package. We say come and see the raw ingredients, learn about their character, discover what they add to your range and let us suggest new recipes and work with you to achieve what you want. The knowledge will help you enhance development in your own bakery kitchens and will help you talk to your customers about the quality of ingredients and a product’s taste and appeal.”And he stresses: “As Courvoisier is a naturally grown and aged product, it fits the bill on clean label specification.”Thomas Lowndes supplies Courvoisier as high-strength, culinary liquor, 60% alcohol by volume, delivered in plastic. Personally, I prefer it delivered straight into the glass after dinner! But in France I discovered it makes a delightful aperitif too. Courvoisier and tonic? Sounds unusual, tastes delicious! nl Look out for special recipes containing Courvoisier in an upcoming issueof British Baker.last_img read more

Pladis appoints Scott Snell to lead new customer team

first_imgMcVitie’s owner Pladis has appointed former Mondelēz director Scott Snell to head up a new customer team.Snell takes up the position of vice president of customer for Pladis UK & Ireland and will be part of the UK&I executive team. He will be based in the Pladis head office in Hayes, Middlesex.The new customer team, according to Pladis, will “work to ensure the customer is the heart of all sales activity at Pladis”.Prior to joining Pladis, Snell worked at PepsiCo and Mondelēz, most recently as the sales director of impulse sales. He has experience in a variety of roles in the FMCG sector having worked in senior sales roles as well as general management at PepsiCo, where he was GM for Naked Juice UK, and Mondelēz, where he was MD of Norway.“This is a key leadership appointment, which will enable us to successfully transition to new ways of working and bring a further competitive advantage. On behalf of the whole Pladis team, I am delighted to welcome Scott,” said Nick Bunker, Pladis UK&I MD.Bunker has only recently joined the business himself. The former KP Snacks and Cadbury boss took up the position of MD in November after his predecessor, Jon Eggleton, stepped down.Snell added: “I am thrilled to be joining Pladis. The entrepreneurial spirit makes it an exciting place to work and I’m looking forward to pushing the boundaries on traditional thinking and working alongside such high-performing and motivated teams.”last_img read more

Trey Anastasio Trio Plays First “Dirt” In Chicago

first_imgTrey Anastasio Trio continued their first tour since 1999 with a show at the Windy City’s Chicago Theatre on Friday night. The group offered up a number of TAB classics and a few Phish favorites, including the trio’s first-ever rendition of the Farmhouse track “Dirt”.“Dirt” marks the latest Phish staple to appear during the current Trio tour, which has also featured takes on “Ghost”, “Party Time” and “Julius”. While the tune was first released on Farmhouse in 2000, “Dirt” was actually debuted in 1997 during a one-off “New York!” show that featured Anastasio, Mike Gordon, James Harvey, Pistol Stamen, and Tom Lawson (“Saw It Again” also made its debut at the show). As previously reported, the current Trey Anastasio Trio tour was announced after longtime TAB keyboardist Ray Paczkowski underwent surgery for a brain tumor (a GoFund Me campaign was recently launched to help with his expenses). Rather than hit the road without him, Anastasio decided to reconfigure the TAB tour as revival of the Trey Anastasio Trio instead. The group, which finds Trey joined by bassist Tony Markellis and drummer Russ Lawton, will return to the Chicago Theatre tonight.Trey Anastasio Trio – “Dirt”[Video: Kevin Higley]Setlist: Trey Anastasio Trio | Chicago Theatre | Chicago, IL | 4/20/2018Set One: Party Time, Gotta Jibboo, Undermind, Dirt*, Night Speaks to a Woman, Ocelot, Burlap Sack and Pumps, Everything’s RightSet Two: Soul Planet, Aqui Como Alla > Blaze On, Miss You, The Way I Feel, Back on the Train, No Men In No Man’s Land, SandEncore: When the Circus Comes, Tuesday* Trey Anastasio Trio debutlast_img read more

When science meets mindfulness

first_img Meditation’s positive residual effects First of two partsIn 2015, 16.1 million Americans reported experiencing major depression during the previous year, often struggling to function while grappling with crippling darkness and despair.There’s an arsenal of treatments at hand, including talk therapy and antidepressant medications, but what’s depressing in itself is that they don’t work for every patient.“Many people don’t respond to the frontline interventions,” said Benjamin Shapero, an instructor in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School (HMS) and a psychologist at Massachusetts General Hospital’s (MGH) Depression Clinical and Research Program. “Individual cognitive behavioral therapy is helpful for many people; antidepressant medications help many people. But it’s also the case that many people don’t benefit from them as well. There’s a great need for alternative approaches.”Shapero is working with Gaëlle Desbordes, an instructor in radiology at HMS and a neuroscientist at MGH’s Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, to explore one alternative approach: mindfulness-based meditation.In recent decades, public interest in mindfulness meditation has soared. Paralleling, and perhaps feeding, the growing popular acceptance has been rising scientific attention. The number of randomized controlled trials — the gold standard for clinical study — involving mindfulness has jumped from one in the period from 1995‒1997 to 11 from 2004‒2006, to a whopping 216 from 2013‒2015, according to a recent article summarizing scientific findings on the subject.Studies have shown benefits against an array of conditions both physical and mental, including irritable bowel syndrome, fibromyalgia, psoriasis, anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder. But some of those findings have been called into question because studies had small sample sizes or problematic experimental designs. Still, there are a handful of key areas — including depression, chronic pain, and anxiety — in which well-designed, well-run studies have shown benefits for patients engaging in a mindfulness meditation program, with effects similar to other existing treatments.“There are a few applications where the evidence is believable. But the effects are by no means earth-shattering,” Desbordes said. “We’re talking about moderate effect size, on par with other treatments, not better. And then there’s a bunch of other things under study with preliminary evidence that is encouraging but by no means conclusive. I think that’s where it’s at. I’m not sure that is exactly how the public understands it at this point.”,Desbordes’ interest in the topic stems from personal experience. She began meditating as a graduate student in computational neuroscience at Boston University, seeking respite from the stress and frustration of academic life. Her experience convinced her that something real was happening to her and prompted her to study the subject more closely, in hopes of shedding enough light to underpin therapy that might help others.“My own interest comes from having practiced those [meditation techniques] and found them beneficial, personally. Then, being a scientist, asking ‘How does this work? What is this doing to me?’ and wanting to understand the mechanisms to see if it can help others,” Desbordes said. “If we want that to become a therapy or something offered in the community, we need to demonstrate [its benefits] scientifically.”Desbordes’ research uses functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), which not only takes pictures of the brain, as a regular MRI does, but also records brain activity occurring during the scan. In 2012, she demonstrated that changes in brain activity in subjects who have learned to meditate hold steady even when they’re not meditating. Desbordes took before-and-after scans of subjects who learned to meditate over the course of two months. She scanned them not while they were meditating, but while they were performing everyday tasks. The scans still detected changes in the subjects’ brain activation patterns from the beginning to the end of the study, the first time such a change — in a part of the brain called the amygdala — had been detected.,The Daily Gazette Sign up for daily emails to get the latest Harvard news. Other MGH researchers also are studying the effects of meditation on the body, including Sara Lazar, who in 2012 used fMRI to show that the brains of subjects thickened after an eight-week meditation course. Work is ongoing at MGH’s Benson-Henry Institute; at HMS and Brigham and Women’s Hospital’s Osher Center for Integrative Medicine; at the Harvard-affiliated Cambridge Health Alliance, where Zev Schuman-Olivier directs the Center for Mindfulness and Compassion; and among a group of nearly a dozen investigators at Harvard and other Northeastern institutions, including Desbordes and Lazar, who are collaborating through the Mindfulness Research Collaborative.Among the challenges researchers face is defining mindfulness itself. The word has come to describe a meditation-based practice whose aim is to increase one’s sense of being in the present, but it has also been used to describe a nonmeditative state in which subjects set aside their mental distractions to pay greater attention to the here and now, as in the work of Harvard psychologist Ellen Langer.Another challenge involves sorting through the many variations of meditative practice.Recent scientific exploration has largely focused on the secular practice of mindful meditation, but meditation is also a component of several ancient religious traditions, with variations. Even within the community practicing secular mindful meditation, there are variations that may be scientifically meaningful, such as how often one meditates and how long the sessions are. Desbordes herself has an interest in a variation called compassion meditation, whose aim is to increase caring for those around us.Amid this variation, an eight-week mindfulness-based stress reduction course developed in the 1970s by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center has become something of a clinical and scientific standard. The course involves weekly two- or 2½-hour group training sessions, 45 minutes of daily work on one’s own, and a daylong retreat. The mindfulness-based cognitive therapy used in Desbordes’ current work is a variation on that program and incorporates elements of cognitive behavioral therapy, which involves talk therapy effective in treating depression.Ultimately, Desbordes said she’s interested in teasing out just what in mindful meditation can work against depression. If researchers can identify what elements are effective, the therapy may be refined to be more successful. Shapero is also interested in using the study to refine treatment. Since some patients benefit from mindfulness meditation and some do not, he’d like to better understand how to differentiate between the two.“Once we know which ingredients are successful, we can do more of that and less, maybe, of the parts that are less effective,” Desbordes said.Research funding includes the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health.For more information about the Mindfulness & Meditation program at Harvard University, visit its website. Meditation study shows changes associated with awareness, stress In her current work, she is exploring meditation’s effects on the brains of clinically depressed patients, a group for whom studies have shown meditation to be effective. Working with patients selected and screened by Shapero, Desbordes is performing functional magnetic resonance imaging scans before and after an eight-week course in mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, or MBCT.During the scans, participants complete two tests, one that encourages them to become more aware of their bodies by focusing on their heartbeats (an exercise related to mindfulness meditation), and the other asking them to reflect on phrases common in the self-chatter of depressed patients, such as “I am such a loser,” or “I can’t go on.” After a series of such comments, the participants are asked to stop ruminating on the phrases and the thoughts they trigger. Researchers will measure how quickly subjects can disengage from negative thoughts, typically a difficult task for the depressed.The process will be repeated for a control group that undergoes muscle relaxation training and depression education instead of MBCT. While it’s possible that patients in the control part of the study also will have reduced depressive symptoms, Desbordes said it should occur via different mechanisms in the brain, a difference that may be revealed by the scans. The work, which received funding from the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, has been underway since 2014 and is expected to last into 2019.Desbordes said she wants to test one prevalent hypothesis about how MBCT works in depressed patients: that the training boosts body awareness in the moment, called interoception, which, by focusing their attention on the here and now, arms participants to break the cycle of self-rumination.“We know those brain systems involved with interoception, and we know those involved with rumination and depression. I want to test, after taking MBCT, whether we see changes in these networks, particularly in tasks specifically engaging them,” Desbordes said.Desbordes is part of a community of researchers at Harvard and its affiliated institutions that in recent decades has been teasing out whether and how meditation works.In the 1970s, when transcendental meditation surged in popularity, Herbert Benson, a professor at Harvard Medical School and what was then Beth Israel Hospital, explored what he called “The Relaxation Response,” identifying it as the common, functional attribute of transcendental meditation, yoga, and other forms of meditation, including deep religious prayer. Benson described this response — which recent investigators say is not as common as he originally thought — as the opposite of the body’s adrenalin-charged “fight or flight” response, which was also identified at Harvard, by physiologist Walter Cannon Bradford in 1915. Relatedcenter_img Meditation may relieve IBS and IBD Imaging finds different forms of meditation may affect brain structure Researchers found the relaxation response showed improvements in the two gastrointestinal disorders Eight weeks to a better brainlast_img read more

Tournament honors Valero, raises money for charity

first_imgNotre Dame and Keenan Hall lost a member of their collective family when junior Sean Valero died last March. But Keenan residents honored his memory by playing in the Sean Valero Memorial Basketball Tournament on April 14. Juniors Ryan Dunbar, Gabe DeVela, Preston Scott and Stephen Schwaner started the tournament last year as a new event that would benefit charitable organizations. The event also took on the role of commemorating Valero’s life. “Last year, my roommates and I decided to organize a charity basketball tournament and started to get a list of charities compiled,” Dunbar said. “During that process, Sean died, and so we made one of the options for the guys to donate to a memorial for Sean.” Dunbar said the overwhelming response from the Keenan community supported contributing the tournament’s earnings to a memorial fund for Valero, whose memory is also commemorated in the hall itself with a large crucifix and plaque on the third floor. This year, the tournament featured sixteen teams of two Keenan residents each, but Dunbar said participation could be expanded for next year’s tournament. “Next year, we are passing the tournament on to some new people, and whoever does will be asked what they are looking to improve about the tournament,” Dunbar said. “Maybe expanding it to nearby dorms, or making a co-ed division with Keenan guys and some other girls’ dorms.” Sophomores Sean Healey and Jeremy Riche won the tournament for the second year in a row. Riche said their team formed out of their existing friendship. “He was my partner last year and in my section and we were good friends at the time,” Riche said. “So we went along with it [this year], we’re friends and I wanted to play with him.” Riche said he and Healey originally entered the tournament just for fun. However, he said the tournament’s charitable nature was a reason to participate as well. The duo plans to enter the tournament again next year to defend their championship once again. “As long as we’re around and as long as the tournament is around, we’ll be entering and looking to win,” he said. This year, Keenan Hall raised $200 for La Casa de Amistad, a South Bend non-profit organization that strives “to provide the Latino [and] Hispanic community within Michiana by providing educational, cultural and advocacy services in a welcoming bilingual environment,” according to its website.last_img read more

Tony Awards Telecast, Uzo Aduba & More Win Creative Arts Emmys

first_img View Comments Additional Creative Arts Emmy recipients included Tony nominees Joe Morton and Allison Janney for their guest appearances on Scandal and Masters of Sex, respectively, the HBO film adaptation of Larry Kramer’s The Normal Heart for Makeup for a Miniseries or Movie and The Sound of Music Live! for Technical Direction, Camerwork, Video Control for a Miniseries, Movie or Special. The 67th annual Tony Awards garnered two Creative Arts Emmy Awards on August 16. The 2013 ceremony received the Emmy for Special Class Program, and Tom Kitt and Lin-Manuel Miranda took home trophies for their opening number, “Bigger!”, performed by host Neil Patrick Harris and cast members from pretty much every show on Broadway at the time. (Miranda is now an Oscar away from joining the exclusive EGOT club.) Broadway alum and Orange is the New Black favorite Uzo Aduba also won for Guest Actress in a Comedy Series. The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards will air on Monday, August 25 on NBC. Seth Meyers will host. Nominees include Tony winners Bryan Cranston, Kevin Spacey, Christine Baranski, Mandy Patinkin, Cicely Tyson, Ellen Burstyn, Maggie Smith and Joe Mantello. Revisit the epic Emmy-winning tune “Bigger!” from the 2013 Tony Awards below!last_img read more