Lessons of the Week! Idina Menzel, Rafael Nadal & More

first_img View Comments Happy Friday! Before you head off for your exciting Labor Day Weekend festivities, we need to make sure you’re up-to-speed on what’s been happening on the Great White Way this week. We sure learned a lot about the history of shirtless Valjeans, where all the shoes on Broadway are ending up and more. Read all about it in the Lessons of the Week!Queen Lesli Is a Shoe ThiefLesli Margherita has conquered nearly 1,000 performances as Mrs. Wormwood in Matilda (and roughly that many vlog episodes). Amy Spanger’s going to have some big shoes to fill when she…wait. Where are they?! Lesli says she’ll really miss her pink sparkle dance shoes and might just steal them. Are they waterproof?Taye Is a Double Shoe ThiefWho knew it was possible to one-up Queen Lesli? While lounging on the Broadway.com couch, Hedwig star Taye Diggs revealed that when he leaves the show later this month, he wants to take Hedwig’s gold heels and Tommy Gnosis’ bedazzled Converses. We get it, guys. All of Broadway has a shoe fetish.Idina Has a Wicked Secret PastSeriously?! Enough with the damn shoes. Before she was belting her face off in green makeup and getting a Tony for it, Idina Menzel was rocking ruby slippers. She recently Instagrammed a shot of a wee Men(t)zel dressed as Dorothy—a.k.a. “the other one.” If you’re going to imprison a “wretched little farm girl,” you should at least walk a mile in her shoes.Camryn Manheim Knows the Brooks WellCamryn Manheim’s making her Great White Way debut in Spring Awakening starting next week, but she’s technically been on Broadway before…in the very same theater. On Andy Mientus’ premiere vlog episode, the Emmy winner revealed she used to bartend there back in the ‘80s. We’re pretty sure that entitles you to free intermission drinks, Cam.Hedwig Almost Had Dead PetzShe has a well-documented affinity for wigs, and apparently Miley Cyrus was in talks to pull some more down from the shelf on Broadway. She’s said some enlightening things on gender identity in the past and is well-versed in the art of glitter, but alas, Hedwig is closing soon. Sorry, Miley. No gold heels and bedazzled Converses for you.Rock Stars Love Bikini BottomIn case you’ve forgotten, Spongebob Squarepants is surfing to Chicago and probably Broadway. Are ya ready, kids?! No? Well, a bunch of rock legends are. The show will feature original tunes by Bowie, Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler and Joe Perry and more. We hear the role of Spongebob has already been cast, but if that falls through, we have a certain six-time Tony winner in mind.The Phantom Could Have Mean TopspinWhile tennis/underwear superstar Rafael Nadal is in town for the U.S. Open, don’t be surprised if he stops by the Majestic Theatre. He loves Phantom so much he’s seen it “like seven times.” Andrew Lloyd Webber is game and said Rafa would make a “wonderful” Phantom if he could sing. There you have it. The secret to an ace serve? Slowly, gently…Alfie Boe Pioneered the Shirtless ValjeanWe know you know Ramin Karimloo’s Jean Valjean loved to show off his prison-workout bod. How do we know? Because we’ve linked to this 24,601 times before. New Les Miz star Alfie Boe revealed, however, that he actually ripped off his shirt in the West End before Ramin played the role. He won’t take it off on Broadway, though. Ugh. Rafa would…if he could sing.Brad & Brooks Are St. James SoulmatesBetween a friendly baseball rivalry, a hotdog machine and an assortment of booze, Something Rotten! co-stars Brad Oscar and Brooks Ashmanskas have it made in their shared dressing room. It also helps that they both have a history there: the two appeared in The Producers together. Brooks understudied Leo and went on a few times opposite Brad’s Max. They truly never quit, hit after hit!Guarini Has a Strawsome Co-StarJustin Guarini’s leading Moonshine: That Hee Haw Musical, the countrified Broadway-bound musical in Dallas, and we just got a look at the stars. Two things to note: He’s not wearing a cowboy hat (yet), and they’re all dwarfed by a giant haystack. We’re excited for Justin and the gang, but we really can’t wait for that haystack to make its Broadway debut. Idina Menzelcenter_img Star Fileslast_img read more

Process Underway to Develop the 2006 Chittenden County Regional Plan

first_imgJuly 2004 begins the process for preparing Chittenden Countys nextRegional Plan. The Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission (CCRPC) will developthe advisory regional plan, which is used to guide public and private decisions affecting landdevelopment, infrastructure, public services, and natural resources. Greg Brown (CCRPCsExecutive Director) notes, The Commission will devote over two years to develop the 2006Regional Plan in order to maximize public involvement at every stage of the process.That process will be quite different from the approach used to prepare the 2001 RegionalPlan. Over the next two years, CCRPC will solicit and use public feedback to prepare a seriesof three draft plans. Each successive draft plan will build upon the previous draft to addressa wider scope of issues in greater detail than its predecessor.The initial stage in the process will be from July to December 2004. From July to September,CCRPC will solicit public feedback on needed refinements to the 2001 Chittenden CountyRegional Plan. From October to December, the Commission will use that feedback to identifythe scope of requested improvements to the 2001 Regional Plan that, when made, will allowit to serve as an initial draft of the 2006 Regional Plan. Brown added, This initial review ofthe 2001 Regional Plan will enable participants to focus their energies on improving whatwe already have, rather than asking the public to work from a blank slate.The Commission next will solicit public feedback on the Initial Draft Plan and use that feedbackto prepare a more detailed Intermediate Draft Plan. CCRPC then will solict public feedback onthe Intermediate Draft Plan and use the feedback to prepare a Public Hearing Draft Plan. Thatdraft will be used in the four-month formal public hearing process required for the Commissionto adopt the Regional Plan. Each draft will improve on the previous draft, based on feedbackprovided by the public.CCRPCs Plan Review and Update Committee (PRUC) will receive and review public feedback onbehalf of the Commission during the 2006 Regional Plan development process. Garret Mott(PRUC Chair and CCRPC Commissioner from Buels Gore) adds, The Commission is committedto working with the public for the betterment of Chittenden County and Northwest Vermont. Itsvery important to the Commission that the 2006 Regional Plan express what the public saysChittenden County should be.CCRPC has set up a special E-mailbox for questions and comment about the 2006 ChittendenCounty Regional Plan and the process that will be used to develop the Plan at2006regionalplan@ccrpcvt.org(link sends e-mail) org. Additional information and forms for providing the Commissionwith your feedback are available on line at www.ccrpcvt.org/(link is external) 2006regionalplan 2006regionalplan. If you have anyquestions regarding the development of the 2006 Regional Plan please contact:Greg Brown Ian MacDougall Tim FluckExecutive Director Land Use Planner Principal Planner846 846-4490 (Ext. 23) 846 846-4490 (ext.26) 846 846-4490 (Ext. 25)gbrown@ccrpcvt.org(link sends e-mail) imacdougall@ccrpcvt.org(link sends e-mail) tfluck@ccrpcvt.org(link sends e-mail)last_img read more

Lloyd’s insurer Apollo to stop covering Adani’s Carmichael coal mine in September 2021

first_imgLloyd’s insurer Apollo to stop covering Adani’s Carmichael coal mine in September 2021 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Reuters:Lloyd’s of London firm Apollo has written insurance for Adani Enterprises’ Carmichael thermal coal mine which expires in Sept 2021 but is not planning to provide any further insurance for the mine, according to a memo seen by Reuters.Carmichael has provoked controversy in Australia because it would open up a new thermal coal basin at a time of growing concerns over global warming, in a region that is in need of jobs. Adani has begun construction at Carmichael, which will start by producing 10 million tonnes of coal per year together with an associated rail project, and expects first production in 2021.“We participate in one construction liability policy in respect of Adani Carmichael…this particular policy terminates in September 2021 after which we will no longer provide any insurance cover for this project,” chair of Apollo Syndicate Management Julian Cusack said in the memo.“We have recently declined to participate in an additional policy relating to the port and rail extension and have agreed that we will not participate in any further insurance policies for risks associated with this project.”Cusack confirmed to Reuters via LinkedIn that he had written the memo. Adani did not immediately respond to a request for comment.Lloyd’s of London, which has more than 90 syndicate members, does not have an overarching policy on coal, though the Stop Adani campaign says 17 Lloyd’s insurers have ruled out insuring the mine.[Carolyn Cohn]More: Lloyd’s insurer Apollo to stop underwriting Adani coal mine from September 2021last_img read more

Why is credit union patching so difficult? Does it need to be?

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » Banking and business software must continuously stay up-to-date to protect the safety of credit unions and their members. Many major breaches seem to start with a simple problem – lousy patching.  So, does credit union patching need to be so difficult? Is there anything your credit union can do to make patching your systems easier?  Ongoing Operations has several insights on helping credit unions with their patching requirements.We’ve all been there: you get into work in the morning, you’ve had your coffee, (hopefully) your breakfast and, miraculously, found your favorite parking spot. Other people are smiling, the sun is out, and it’s a pleasant 70 degrees. Things are looking up. You settle into your desk, and it’s time to be productive. You turn on the computer and… there’s an update.Finally, after the update and subsequent restart, it’s time to get going. You open the browser and… there’s an update. And there’s a patch to download on the primary office software as well. For some reason, there’s a new version of everything and, even worse, half require restarts. By the time you’ve updated and patched everything you need to update and patch, your spirit is broken, the coffee’s wearing off, and lunchtime is fast approaching.last_img read more

Chemung County approves plan for Lowe’s to open after social distancing violations

first_imgTOWN OF BIG FLATS, N.Y. (WBNG) — Chemung County Executive Christopher Moss authorized the closure of a Lowe’s located in the Town of Big Flats on Sunday. 5:50 P.M. UPDATE: —– Moss said a representative from Head of State Government Affairs for the Northern Region for Lowe’s Companies submitted an action plan as Chemung County requested. Moss said this is not something the County wishes to pursue in the future. He said it is not the County’s intent to pursue closures, fines and possible arrests, but essentials businesses must follow guidelines. Moss said that this temporary closure comes after multiple verbal and written warnings involving numerous violations of executive orders. The Chemung County Health Department is requesting the establishment submit a plan regarding how they will ensure that compliance of the executive orders will be achieved.  County Executive Moss said that after a conversation with Chemung County Public Health Director Pete Buzzetti, he decided to temporarily close the Lowe’s located on 913 County Rt. 64. Moss said he authorized this temporary closure because individuals continually violated executive orders issued by the state on social distancing. Moss said the plan has been approved by Chemung County Public Health Director Pete Buzzetti. The enhanced efforts to supplement the stores current safety and social distancing protocols are as follows: TOWN OF BIG FLATS, N.Y. (WBNG) — Chemung County Executive Christopher Moss has made an update to the temporary closure of the Lowe’s in the Town of Big Flats on Sunday. For more coronavirus coverage, click here. County Executive Moss said the 913 County Rt. 64 Lowe’s will be open for business starting Monday, April 20. “Posting an associate at the front entrance of the storeUtilizing technology to track the amount of customers in the storeLimit the store traffic to 4 customers per 1000 square feet of building spaceHire security or off-duty law enforcement to assist with crowd control as soon as feasibleContinue to monitor and evaluate all procedures listed here and above” County Executive Moss said once the plan is submitted and approved, the Lowe’s will be able to reopen. last_img read more

UFC postpones next three events after virus clampdown

first_img Promoted ContentFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread ArtThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World12 Stars You Would Never Recognize Without Their Signature LookA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of Art10 Albino Animals Who Look Like GhostsCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way10 Stargazing Locations To ‘Connect With Nature’Why Go Veg? 7 Reasons To Do This6 Most Breathtaking Bridges In The WorldWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street Art “But every day, there are new restrictions put in place on travel and large public gatherings that are making it impossible to stay on schedule.” Read Also: IOC set for crisis talks as fears grow for Tokyo Olympics The UFC has also been prevented from holding events in its Las Vegas home because of a ban on combat sports by Nevada state officials which runs until at least March 25. “I’ve been in the fight game for 20 years, and this is what we do – we find a way to keep our events going no matter what,” White said. “But this is different. The whole world is being affected right now, and nothing is more important than the health and safety of you and your families.” The UFC is also closing all offices with immediate effect and asking employees to work from home. Loading… The Ultimate Fighting Championship said Monday it is postponing its next three events with officials unable to find venues to stage bouts amid global restrictions being put in place to combat the coronavirus pandemic. The UFC is postponing three upcoming fight cards after restrictions put in place to curb the spread of the new coronavirus UFC president Dana White, who had previously defended the circuit’s decision to press ahead with a card in Brazil on Saturday, confirmed the news in a message to employees later posted on Twitter. The decision affects fight cards in London on March 21, Columbus on March 28 and Portland on April 11. The move comes as authorities around the world impose restrictions of gatherings of large numbers of people. “We did everything we could to relocate our next three events, London, Columbus, and Portland,” White told employees in his email.Advertisement FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

James Michael Ondrako

first_imgJames M. Ondrako, 74, of Batesville, IN, beloved husband of Paula (Stewart) Ondrako for 54 years passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by the ones he laughed with, lived for and loved on Thursday, June 21, 2018.  He was born in Mt. Pleasant, PA to Michael and Grace Anne (Pfrogner) Ondrako.Besides his wife Paula, Jim is also survived by his sister Janyette Martin (Philip) of Agawam, MA.  He was preceded in death by his oldest sister Joyce Ann Kline (Alan) who passed away in Phoenix, AZ in April 2017 and his granddaughter Jessica Leigh Schneider of Middletown, OH.Jim and Paula were blessed with two children, Janeen Ann Schneider of Middletown, OH and Brandon James Ondrako of Watertown, MN.  Janeen has a son, Justin Mark and daughter, Jessica Leigh.  Brandon and Lara (Bianconi) have two sons, Nikolai Brandon and Declan James.  Also, he has one great grandson, Jayce Justin Schneider son of Justin Mark; as well as a nephew, several nieces, and other close relatives, friends and neighbors.Jim is a graduate from Point Park College in Pittsburgh, PA where he met Paula and earned an Associate in Science degree majoring in marketing and management and a graduate of Kent State University with a bachelor’s in business administration.  He pursued a career in the hospitality industry with the Hilton Hotels Corporation and Harpenau Hotels and then as General Manager of the Cincinnati Club.  He then went on to work with the American Golf Corporation located in Santa Monica, CA as a Regional Director for seven properties in Ohio.  His crowning achievement was the conception, design and construction of the Oasis Golf Club and Conference Center in Loveland, OH collaborating with the Arnold Palmer Design Company and the Shriners of Cincinnati.  Many long-lasting relationships were made with the Shriner family.  Building a golf course with Arnold Palmer was a lifetime dream come true for Jim as Arnie was his idol.Jim retired after having worked with the Hillenbrand Corporation in Batesville, IN to operate and then sell the Sherman House, a historic inn, banquet and restaurant facility.  Jim loved to spend time with his family traveling, fishing, golfing and watching old time TV programs.The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the staff at the Margaret Mary Cancer Center and the Margaret Mary Home Health, Hospice and Palliative Care Association.  Their dedication and effort to provide quality care over the last months were a heartwarming blessing to the family.  We thank God for the gift of his life and the blessing of the time spent with him.A celebration of life will be held July 21, 2018 at 4:00pm at the Meyers Funeral Home in Batesville, IN with visitation from 2:00 to 4:00pm.  Burial will be at the family’s grave site in Mt. Pleasant, PA Cemetery at the convenience of the family.In lieu of flowers, memorials may be donated to Margaret Mary Health Foundation (https://www.mmhealth.org/health-foundation) and/or Shriners Hospitals for Children (https://donate.lovetotherescue.org).  Online condolences www.meyersfuneralhomes.com.last_img read more

Night of 1,000 Stars first of three IMCA Modified specials this week at Han­cock County Speedway

first_imgBRITT, Iowa– Thursday’s Night of 1,000 Stars is the first of three premier Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified special events this week at Hancock County Speedway.The Aug. 6 event pays a minimum of $3,500 and as much as $10,000 to win.In addition to $2,500 in lap money, a $1,000 bonus will be paid to the leader at midway of the 50-lap main event. Other bonuses are $2,000 if the winner has raced at Hancock County at least six times prior to Thursday and $1,000 if they have perfect attendance at Britt this season.A spot on the ballot for the 2016 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational is also at stake. Making the 33-car feature field pays a minimum of $300; 28 cars qualify with another five provisionals to be given.IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars run for $700 to win, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks both for $500 to win.The Night of 10,000 Stars is Friday, Aug. 7 and the All Star Race is Saturday, Aug. 8 at Britt. Fireworks follow Thursday and Friday shows.Pit gates open at 4:30 p.m. with hot laps at 6:30 p.m. and rac­ing to follow. Grandstand admission is $18 for adults, $10 for kids ages 6-12 and free for five and under all three nights. Tow money for the Modifieds is $100 and all pit passes are $35.More information about any of the three specials is available at the www.hcspeedway.com website or by calling promoter Joe Ringsdorf at 515 320-0066 or the track at 641 843-9080.The Night of 1,000 Stars is sponsored by Doug Studer Farms.last_img read more

McCarthy signs for Palace

first_img Press Association The 25-year-old stopper, who made the move to Rangers from Reading in August and made three appearances in the top flight for them last season, joins the Premier League club for an undisclosed fee. The former England Under-21 international was delighted to make the move to Selhurst Park, and told his new club’s official website www.cpfc.co.uk: “I’m over the moon. “When I first heard about Palace’s interest I was excited because I really wanted to be back in the Premier League. “Towards the end of last season I started hearing little inklings about a move and then gradually over the summer things progressed and now, here I am.” McCarthy joined Reading as a 16-year-old, making 70 league appearances for the Championship outfit – also enjoying numerous loan spells – before leaving last summer. McCarthy, who was called up to Roy Hodgson’s England squad in May 2013 for the friendlies against Republic of Ireland and Brazil, is relishing playing his home matches at Selhurst Park. He added, “Every time I’ve played at Palace the atmosphere has been brilliant; the fans are excellent and they’re so passionate about their club. I’m really excited to be here.” McCarthy becomes Alan Pardew’s third summer signing following the high-profile capture of France midfielder Yohan Cabaye, plus the arrival of striker P atrick Bamford on a season-long loan move from Chelsea. center_img Crystal Palace have completed the signing of QPR goalkeeper Alex McCarthy on a four-year deal.last_img read more

Ohio Man Hopes to Sue Miami Super Bowl Halftime Show for being Sinful

first_imgWas the Super Bowl LIV halftime show sexy or sinful? It depends on who you ask. But is it worth suing over?A prominent Christian activist was appalled by the pole dancing and crotch shots during the Super Bowl halftime show in Miami and he wants to file a class-action lawsuit against the NFL. Dave Daubenmire is the leader of Pass the Salt Ministries calls the performance by Jennifer Lopez and Shakira “Super Bowl Porn Show.”“They got crotch shots flying everywhere at the Super Bowl, and they don’t have any warnings,” he said on in a video segment on Periscope.Daubenmire suggested that he should file a class-action lawsuit against the NFL, Pepsi, and his cable company for “piping pornography into his house.” He said that he was worried that the halftime show would keep him from getting into heaven, and that watching it put him in “danger of hell fire.”The 67-year-old said that the halftime show was “discriminatory” against Christians and that he wants to file an $867 trillion lawsuit against the league. Dave Daubenmire is hoping to sue the NFL over the Super Bowl halftime show because “viewing what you put on that screen put me in danger of hellfire.” https://t.co/VMewUcyJO0 pic.twitter.com/0YD33SjXYL— Right Wing Watch (@RightWingWatch) February 4, 2020last_img read more