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Devils’ Rookie Nico Hischier Excels in Preseason

The recipient of a bachelor’s in political science from Hofstra University, Vicky Travlos has more than six years of administrative and marketing experience with Calvin Klein and The McGraw-Hill Companies. In her free time, Vicky Travlos enjoys following her favorite National Hockey League (NHL) team, the New Jersey Devils.

The Devils finished the 2016-17 regular season with only 70 points, which was its worst full-season output since the 1988-89 season, when the team finished the year with 66 points. Although the Devils didn’t finish last in the league, it won the draft lottery and was awarded the first overall pick in the 2017 NHL Draft. New Jersey used the pick to select Nico Hischier and, if early results are any indication, the Swiss-born center is going to be an impressive player in the league.

The 18 year old played in four preseason games for the Devils and recorded seven points, which tied him for the team lead with winger Drew Stafford. Head coach John Hynes confirmed that Hischier earned a top-six forward role to start the regular season, but it hasn’t only been those within the Devils organization who have taken notice of the skilled center. On September 30, a week before the start of the season, a panel of 17 NHL.com writers picked their favorite to win the league’s rookie of the year award and Hischier was the front runner ahead of Bruins’ defenseman Charlie McAvoy and Coyotes’ center Clayton Keller.


The Metropolitan Opera: 135 Years of Opera

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Metropolitan Opera
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Vicky Travlos has served in management and sales in New York for more than a decade, and possesses a background in political science and merchandising. In addition to her professional work, Vicky Travlos is a staunch supporter of the Metropolitan Opera.

Founded in 1883, the Metropolitan Opera’s first show was Faust, by the French composer Charles Gounod, performed at the original venue at West 39th Street and Broadway. The Met has long been a haven for world-famous musical artists and is proudly called home by many of the country’s most impressive talents. Vocalists like Emma Eames, Enrico Caruso, and Geraldine Farrar became known and spent large parts of their careers with this prodigious opera company.

The contemporary Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center opened in 1966, complete with extensive technological advances. Over the years, countless operatic pieces have been performed, and in the 2017-2018 season, the Metropolitan Opera is presenting more than two dozen shows, including La Boheme, Elektra, Madame Butterfly and The Magic Flute.

Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center – Norma


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As a business professional and marketing associate, Vicky Travlos has worked for a number of large companies including Calvin Klein and Businessweek Television. Vicky Travlos also enjoys taking time to pursue some of her many hobbies and interests, including taking in a performance at the Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center.

Originally founded in 1883, The Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center is the home of many artists from around the world, including dancers, stage musicians, composers, conductors, and singers. The Metropolitan Opera House, also referred to as “The Met,” features a variety of opera performances that have included Hansel and Gretel, La Boheme, and Luisa Miller by Giuseppi Verdi.

The next performance for the 2017-2018 season of the Metropolitan Opera House will be “Norma” by Vincenzo Bellini. Beginning on Saturday, October 7, 2017, the show will continue through December 16, 2017. Set within the dark Druid Forest, Norma highlights the mystical nature of the forest, along with ancient rituals.

Types of Golf Clubs and Their Purposes


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Golf Clubs
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Vicky Travlos is a former customer solutions professional at BusinessWeek magazine and an active individual in her free time. Vicky Travlos names golf as one of her leisure activities of choice.

The clubs in a golfer’s bag vary in shaft length, head size, and head angle. The combination of these factors determines the distance and degree of loft with which the ball will travel, and thus they determine which club a golfer will choose in any particular situation.

A driver, also known as a wood, typically produces the greatest distance. Once made of hickory, persimmon, or another wood variety, it now features a light metal alloy or carbon fiber construction. The driver features a large rounded head with a flat bottom and a lower degree of loft, which when combined, allow the driver to generate distance of 200 yards to 350 yards.

Irons have higher degrees of loft as compared to drivers. Higher-numbered irons tend to have the greatest loft and the lowest distance, whereas lower numbers correlate with longer shots and lower arcs.

Wedges have a still greater loft but a shorter distance of travel. They are most suitable for shots that both are 130 yards or fewer to the green and involve escaping from tall grass or other hazards.

Putters have neither a great deal of loft nor the potential for long distances. Instead, they serve to roll the ball in precise paths along the green and come into use in the last stroke or strokes of a particular hole.

Improving Sight and Aim in Golf


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Vicky Travlos, a former customer solutions and merchandising associate for BusinessWeek Magazine, stays active in her free time. An avid traveler and an opera aficionado, Vicky Travlos also enjoys playing golf.

In golf, the ball travels to where the golfer’s eyes are looking. A golfer can train his or her eye by sighting the ball twice, first from about 10 feet behind the ball. Facing the target directly, the golfer can visualize the shot and the path that he or she intends for the ball to take.

The golfer then looks three to four feet ahead of the ball and selects a landmark to use as an intermediate sight. This landmark should be along the invisible line that runs from the ball to the target and should be a spot over which the ball can travel.

Next, the golfer steps into place next to the ball. Shoulders, hips, and feet should be parallel to the previously identified line of sight. The golfer must also take care to look steadily along that line and not toward any potential hazards, no matter how concerning, as the ball is likely to fly toward the spot that the eyes are targeting.

Metropolitan Opera to Feature Puccini’s La Boheme

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La Boheme
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A graduate of Hofstra University with a bachelor of arts in political science, Vicky Travlos has experience working with marketing and merchandising campaigns, having most recently executed such programs at The McGraw-Hill Companies’ Businessweek magazine. Outside of work, Vicky Travlos enjoys attending productions at New York’s Metropolitan Opera (the Met), which will show La Boheme from October 2, 2017 through March 10, 2018.

Composed by Giacomo Puccini, La Boheme is set in Paris sometime around 1830 and tells the story of young Bohemian artists as they deal with the ups and downs of love. The tale also brings to light the meaning in life’s minor details, from such objects as an overcoat to an unexpected meeting with a neighbor.

The Met’s performance will feature conductors Alexander Soddy and Marco Armiliato and three alternating performers in the role of Mimi: Angel Blue, Anita Hartig, and Sonya Yoncheva. Three men will share the role of poet Rodolfo: Dmytro Popov, Russell Thomas, and Michael Fabiano.

Historic Features of Basel Minster

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Basel Minster
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Experienced in advertising and merchandising, Vicky Travlos previously served as a customer solutions/merchandising associate with BusinessWeek Magazine, The McGraw-Hill Companies. In her free time, Vicky Travlos enjoys traveling and has been to Basal, Switzerland, which includes such historic sites as Basler Münster (Basel Minster).

Situated at the top of Münsterhügel (Minster Hill), Basel Minster was originally a Catholic church built of red sandstone from France’s Vosges Mountains between the 9th and 13th centuries. The minster was reconstructed in Gothic style following an earthquake in 1356.

Although the minster’s high altarpiece and many of its painting and other religious furnishings were ruined during the Reformation in 1529, visitors can see some of the remaining artifacts, which were hidden away in the church’s vaulting and are now on display at Basel’s Museum Kleines Klingental. The minster also features the St. Gallus doorway, which has Romanesque stone carvings dating back to the 12th century.

Visitors can access the Basel Minster’s crypt to see the tombs of bishops from the 10th through 13th centuries. Other features that stand out include the tomb of Erasmus of Rotterdam and the 15th-century double cloister, which houses monuments representing five centuries of history.

The History of Giacomo Puccini’s La Boheme

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La Boheme
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A former sales and merchandising associate with Businessweek Magazine and Businessweek TV, Vicky Travlos enjoys playing golf and following New Jersey Devils hockey. Ms. Travlos is also an avid opera enthusiast who frequently attends New York City’s Metropolitan Opera. Vicky Travlos’ favorite opera is La Boheme.

Giacomo Puccini encountered a number of obstacles while endeavoring to bring his most famous opera to the stage. Based on the episodic novel Scenes of Bohemian Life by Henri Murger, La Boheme covered subject matter that many considered unworthy of serious operatic treatment.

Puccini first considered the novel as source material in 1891, but by 1893, he was still uncommitted to the project. However, at the urging of his collaborator, Luigi Illica, Puccini officially began work on La Boheme’s scenario.

After learning that his rival, Ruggero Leoncavallo, had begun working on a competing La Boehme production, Puccini became even more dedicated to the project and persuaded respected poet Giuseppe Giacosa to work on the libretto’s versification despite Giacosa’s reservations about the worthiness of the subject matter.

After three years of work by La Boehme librettists, Puccini finally began composing the opera in earnest. La Boehme premiered in Turin, Italy, at the Teatro Regio on February 1, 1896.

Touring the Metropolitan Opera House

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Metropolitan Opera
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New York resident Vicky Travlos has experience as a merchandising associate and television operations manager with BusinessWeek. Vicky Travlos takes advantage of the cultural offerings found in New York as a supporter of the Metropolitan Opera.

While many people attend the Metropolitan Opera at Lincoln Center to hear the music and watch the performances, some patrons enjoy getting a backstage tour, through which they are allowed to see production areas of the opera house.

The Metropolitan Opera Guild Backstage Tours are held during the Met’s season regularly at 3 p.m. on weekdays and 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Sundays, with certain exceptions. To schedule a tour, call 212-769-7028 or visit the website at http://www.metopera.org. Tickets are $25 each for the general public, $23 for guild members, and $20 for students and groups of 10 or larger.

Additionally, members of the Patron Program gain exclusive access to a 90-minute VIP tour of the opera house every day of the week: weekdays at 2:30 p.m., Saturdays at 10 a.m., and Sundays at 12:15 p.m.

Metropolitan Opera House to Perform Der Fliegende Holländer in 2017

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Der Fliegende Holländer
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A graduate of Hofstra University, Vicky Travlos most recently served as a merchandising associate in the customers solutions division at BusinessWeek magazine (then a property of McGraw-Hill Companies). Outside of work, Vicky Travlos enjoys attending the Metropolitan Opera House, which will feature Richard Wagner’s Der Fliegende Holländer in the spring of 2017.

Der Fliegende Holländer, which was first performed in 1843 at the Court Opera in Dresden, Germany, tells the story of Holländer, a ghostly sailor fated to wander the sea searching for Senta, the woman whose love will set him free. In the Metropolitan Opera House’s upcoming performance, Michael Volle will play the role of Holländer, and Amber Wagner will play Senta.
These two roles are archetypes that Wagner eventually returned to in many of his later works. Holländer represents the “otherworldly stranger,” and Senta represents the woman who sacrifices herself to save him.

The cast also also includes Ben Bliss, Franz-Josef Selig, Dolora Zajick, and Jay Hunter Morris. Der Fliegende Holländer will open at the Metropolitan Opera on April 25 and will run through May 12.