Anthony Warlow Will Step In For Kelsey Grammer in Finding Neverland

first_imgOpera and musical theater favorite Anthony Warlow will return to the Great White Way in the Broadway.com Audience Choice Award-winning tuner Finding Neverland. He will temporarily assume the role of American producer Charles Frohman, currently played by Kelsey Grammer, at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. Warlow will begin performances in mid-July (exact date to be confirmed) and play a limited engagement through September 13, when Grammer will return.“It has rekindled my love for musical theater,” Warlow told the Australian talk show Mornings. “It’s a beautiful production, it’s beautifully realized and the performances are extraordinary.” Warlow will play Frohman (and Captain James Hook) for a limited three-month engagement.Warlow made his Broadway debut in 2012 as Oliver “Daddy” Warbucks in the revival of Annie; he previously played the role at Melbourne’s Regent Theatre. He recently took on the title role of Don Quixote in Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Man of La Mancha in Washington, D.C. His additional musical theater credits include The Phantom of the Opera, Doctor Zhivago, Les Miserables and Guys and Dolls. On the opera stage, he has performed in Die Fledermaus, The Magic Flute and The Tales of Hoffman.Directed by Diane Paulus and featuring a score by Gary Barlow and Eliot Kennedy and a book by James Graham, Finding Neverland follows the story of J.M. Barrie (Matthew Morrison) and his relationship with the family of widow Sylvia Llewelyn Davies (Laura Michelle Kelly). Llewelyn Davies’ children eventually became Barrie’s inspiration to write Peter Pan. The cast also includes Carolee Carmello, Teal Wicks, Alex Dreier, Hayden Signoretti, Noah Hinsdale, Hayden Signoretti, Christopher Paul Richards, Sawyer Nunes, Jackson Demott Hill and Aidan Gemme. View Comments Finding Neverland Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 21, 2016 Related Showslast_img read more

Angry birds

first_imgDisoriented fake birds flying into a newly cleaned window may make you chuckle on a television commercial. But, in reality, it’s no laughing matter.Every spring, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension offices receive calls from homeowners who have a problem with birds that seem to be attacking their car windows or mirrors. If we could witness the scene from the bird’s point of view, the real cause of the bird’s behavior would be clear. We would see what the bird sees: its reflection in the windowpane. Guarding their territorySpringtime is when birds are preoccupied with mating, nest building and rearing young. Male birds are trying to establish territories for nesting sites. This instinct sometimes results in them attacking other male birds that are invading the territory. When a male bird flies into a window, it’s trying to attack another male bird. Actually, it’s attacking a reflection of itself. A bird may knock itself out by this repeated window attack. Often, they make a literal “bird mess” of cars and windows.Several types of birds may do this from time to time, and some birds are more territorial than others. However, robins and cardinals are probably the most common and are known to attack house windows, car mirrors, hubcaps and shiny bumpers if they see their reflection in them. The attacks can last for several days or as long as a few weeks until the bird realizes the threat is not real. This behavior is particularly prominent during the breeding season, but can sometimes happen at other times of the year. One option for dealing with this issue is to simply stop washing your car. If your mirrors and windows stay too shiny, they are more likely to attract an angry bird defending its territory. Another option is to place a tarp or protective cover over the car’s mirrors and windows for a few weeks until the angry bird decides to move on. As a last resort, park the car in a different location to minimize reflections on the glass or move it to a garage. One reason not to wash your carFor windows on houses, it may be necessary to apply a non-reflective covering or tinted film to the outside of the window. If you choose to cover the windows, it is the outside that must be completely covered. A medium-weight, plastic painter’s drop cloth, which is available at most hardware stores, works well. The plastic is clear enough to allow light into the room, but it is cloudy enough to eliminate reflections.When the outside of the glass is covered, the bird may go searching for its imaginary rival at other windows. There have been reports of robins attacking as many as 15 windows on both the first and second stories of homes. Do not waste money on fake owls or rubber snakes, which supposedly frighten birds. The rival bird will still be visible in the window, and territorial birds quickly learn that these artificial critters pose no threat.last_img read more

Supreme Court to hear case on Dodd-Frank rule & whistleblowers

first_imgThe U.S. Supreme Court agreed yesterday to consider whether insiders at companies who blow the whistle on their employers are shielded from retaliation if they only report alleged misconduct internally rather than to the Securities and Exchange Commission.The case that is reaching the high court is an appeal by Digital Realty Trust, Inc. of a lower court ruling in favor of Paul Somers, a former employee of the San Francisco-based company, who had complained internally about alleged misconduct by his supervisor, but who never reported the matter to the SEC. At issue is the SEC’s whistleblower protection rules put in place by the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform law.The court will hear the case during the next term that starts in October.The SEC rules prohibit corporate employers from retaliating in any way against whistleblowers who try to report allegations of securities law violations.The rules further give the SEC the power to offer monetary awards to whistleblowers whose tips lead to successful enforcement actions. continue reading » 11SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Cooperative data analytics through a semantic layer

first_imgOn a recent trip to Malaysia, I was able to play basketball with my brother-in-law (my wife is Malaysian). As we began the game, I realized that we were all relying on a single source of truth for the rules of basketball.  Even though we are from very different parts of the globe, we were operating under the same definitions of the rules of basketball. Imagine if we all began playing according to sources of the truth that dictated different ways to play basketball. Maybe my source of truth told me that I don’t need to dribble to play the game. The other team’s source of the truth dictated that they can tackle the other team. This game would end horribly and would probably escalate into a conflict quickly. The same is true for data analytics within the credit union movement today. Different Sources of TruthWithin most credit unions, there are many different sources of truth. Marketing departments have their sources, Accounting has theirs, and Lending has as many sources as types of loans (i.e. credit cards, mortgages, student loans, etc.). Over the course of time, every department begins establishing their own language based on their sources of truth, which are usually centered around a specific source system. For example, the marketing team has an MCIF system, which has an abundance of data regarding households and members’ profiles. The lending department relies on its loan origination system, which displays information found within a member’s loan application. All the while, the contact center relies on their CRM, which houses data collected during calls with members. When there is a need to work together to accomplish a goal, these various departments come to a meeting speaking different languages and using a separate understanding of the rules of the credit union. Like the game of basketball without a common source of truth, the project or initiative often ends horribly.Data AvailabilityIn a previous blog (The Purpose of Analytics), I elaborated on the double-edged sword of data availability and access. As data access continues to get easier, credit unions’ employees are beginning to face “information overload” and are having trouble getting a clear signal in all the noise. This is resulting in many credit unions believing that they are “doing data analytics” when they are simply building disparate data siloes that are full of information but not integrated into one single source of truth.Rogue AnalyticsNo, it is not a new movie coming out of Hollywood (although it might be soon), “Rogue Analytics” is the current state of most credit unions today. There are thousands of “analysts” throughout the credit union movement running around and developing reports that display data in various fashions. Unfortunately, these reports contain very specific rules that are heavily influenced by a source system a department relies on. Establishing Common Rules: The Semantic LayerFor any sports team or credit union, to work together effectively, a common set of rules must be established. This set of rules should not come from the software systems used by credit union employees or from within a department. A common set of business rules must be established in the mold of the credit union movement. This common set of rules does not change when the credit union converts their core processing system, swaps out their mortgage origination system, or purchases the latest online banking platform. The layer that sits on top of the data analytics platform that the credit union uses to integrate all their different source systems is called a semantic layer. A semantic layer produces data in clear business terms that are not specific to a database or department. It is a common set of definitions around data that all departments and teams work from when developing reporting and analytics. Especially when working in teams, the semantic layer provides a common set of rules for everyone to work from. Credit Union IslandsUnfortunately, even if one credit union creates a common language for their analytics internally, they won’t be able to play with other credit unions because they don’t speak the same language or use the same set of rules. To establish a single source of truth that fosters collaboration throughout the credit union movement, we must come together to establish a common language that can be used throughout the entire movement. This will be essential for credit unions to compete with the megabanks and fintech competitors.Cooperative AnalyticsOnce credit unions can establish a single source of the truth for the entire credit union movement, they can truly collaborate effectively. Through a common industry standard data model, an analytics platform can be established that will empower credit unions with a common language to use as they work together to further the credit union movement. 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Nate Wentzlaff Nate Wentzlaff joined OnApproach in 2013 as a Business Analyst and is now currently a Data Analytics Specialist. He builds data visualization apps that help to improve business processes throughout … Web: www.onapproach.com Detailslast_img read more

How to turn bank customers into credit union members

first_img continue reading » The acquisition of Indiana’s Griffith State Bank by United Federal Credit Union($2.9B, St. Joseph, MI) made history when the $88.5 million transaction closed in January 2012 as the first purchase of a state-chartered, FDIC-insured mutual savings bankby a federally chartered credit union.Since then, there have been 63 more deals involving 51 credit unions in 24 states, according to data from Callahan & Associates. Forty-seven of those deals have been announced since 2017 as what was a phenomenon has become a trend.Some deals have included taking over the whole operation, lock, stock, and assets. Others have involved a single location or market. But regardless of strategy, each institution had its own reason for buying and selling. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

How Biden and Trump Can Each Still Win the Presidency

first_imgOtherwise, Mr. Trump’s path to winning a second term depends on holding onto the battleground Great Lakes states he won in 2016 and on retaining Georgia. “Trump’s path is exactly the same as it was in 2016,” said Alex Conant, a Republican strategist who is a veteran of Senator Marco Rubio’s campaigns. “He needs to overperform in some traditionally blue states. Trump wins when the voters Democrats take for granted no longer reliably vote for Democrats.” If Mr. Biden prevails in Georgia and Arizona, he can reach 270 electoral votes while losing Pennsylvania and Michigan or Wisconsin.Or he could become president simply by winning back Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania.In Georgia, where Mr. Trump holds a narrow lead with about 92 percent of the vote counted, a leak at a processing center in the central part of the state delayed the tabulation of some ballots for Atlanta and its suburban counties, which are seen as Democratic strongholds.- Advertisement – If you just want results… There will be a results map on The Times’s home page, and yes, the infamous needle will be back — but only for Florida, Georgia and North Carolina, the only states providing granular enough information for our experts to make educated projections of uncounted votes.If you want constant updates… Times reporters are live-blogging all day and night. This will be your one-stop shop for minute-by-minute updates: race calls, on-the-ground reporting from swing states, news about any voting issues or disruptions, and more.If you want to check in every so often… Times journalists are also producing a live briefing from roughly 5 p.m. to 3 a.m. ET, with an overview of what’s happening in the presidential race, the Senate and House races, and the voting process itself. Roughly 20 percent of the vote remained unreported as of 6 a.m. Wednesday in DeKalb County, a heavily Democratic suburb of Atlanta.“Joe Biden’s path is largely unchanged since he entered this race,” Guy Cecil, the chairman of Priorities USA, a leading Democratic super PAC, said early Wednesday. “There are still at least five competitive states giving him multiple paths to 270. It may take a couple of days to count the votes, and we may need to fight the Trump campaign in court, but Joe Biden remains the favorite.” In Wisconsin, Mr. Biden was running well ahead of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 margins in Waukesha County, a Milwaukee suburb, and Dane County, home to the liberal city of Madison. The Milwaukee turnout appeared to be lower than in 2016, a troubling possibility for Mr. Biden given the city’s heavily Democratic tilt.Still, Democrats were confident that the final vote tally would favor Mr. Biden.“I think if you look at what’s counted and what is not counted, Biden is almost assuredly going to win Wisconsin,” said Sachin Chheda, a Democratic strategist in Milwaukee.And then there is Nebraska, one of two states, along with Maine, that split their electoral votes by congressional district. Mr. Biden won the state’s Second Congressional District, which includes Omaha. The Nebraska Democratic Party chairwoman, Jane Kleeb, declared victory early Wednesday.“Omaha is now Joe-maha,” she said.Because Mr. Biden won that lone Nebraska electoral vote, he could secure the presidency by winning Arizona, Michigan and Wisconsin — regardless of the result in Pennsylvania. Mr. Trump’s victories in Florida, Ohio and Texas did not create a new path for him so much as close off new shortcuts by which Mr. Biden could have claimed victory on Election Day. In remarks made early Wednesday from the White House, the president was adamant that he would hold onto Georgia, North Carolina, Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania — all states with significant percentages of ballots left to count.“We don’t need all of them” to win, he said.His last chance for a flip is Nevada, which was expected to be a tight race, but one generally favoring Mr. Biden. Updated Nov. 4, 2020, 6:30 a.m. ETcenter_img – Advertisement – Here are the top scenarios remaining for Mr. Biden, as well as Mr. Trump, to win the 2020 election. The Biden scenarios presume that he wins Nevada, a blue state where he is narrowly ahead.One path involves Mr. Biden winning both Arizona and Georgia, Sun Belt states where he appears competitive with tens of thousands of votes left to be counted. Mr. Biden has the edge in Arizona, and a win there would take some pressure off him to rely entirely on the blue-wall states. He can afford to lose Pennsylvania if he wins Arizona, Michigan and Wisconsin.- Advertisement – Joseph R. Biden Jr. started election night with many paths to 270 electoral votes, but by Wednesday morning President Trump had won Florida, Ohio and Texas and was within striking distance of winning North Carolina.That left a diminished but still significant number of ways by which Mr. Biden could prevail, mostly clustered around recapturing Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, the once-reliable “blue wall” states that Mr. Trump toppled four years ago.- Advertisement – Mr. Biden, appearing briefly before his supporters in Wilmington, Del., early Wednesday, said he was “feeling real good about Wisconsin and Michigan” and predicted a win in Pennsylvania, a central battleground that is notorious for its sluggish counting of ballots.“We believe we are on track to win this election,” he said. Election 2020 ›How to Follow the Election ResultsHere’s a guide to The Times’s election night coverage, no matter when, how or how often you want to consume it.last_img read more

Minnesota cattle no longer listed as TB-free

first_img Cattle from the five herds found to be infected have been culled, BAH said. The USDA has paid for the killing of almost 4,000 cattle from those five herds; federal money also has been used to pay for removal of 180 exposed cattle. Mycobacterium bovis causes bovine TB, which is a respiratory disease of cattle, according to the BAH. It is a chronic, slowly progressive disease but does not spread easily. Infected cattle may transmit an infection to other animals, even when they appear asymptomatic. Bovine TB can affect all warm-blooded vertebrates, according to APHIS. State and federal officials are also testing wild deer, according to a story in the Grand Forks (N.D.) Herald. A deer shot by a hunter last fall near the site of the first infected herd was found to have TB. State officials haven’t determined if that case is a harbinger of a larger outbreak among deer, the paper said. Pasteurization of milk and improved inspection and hygiene virtually eliminated human illness cases linked with bovine TB. However, a series of 35 human cases in New York City prompted the federal government last year to warn against eating soft cheeses made from raw milk. With the change come more restrictions on cattle sales across state lines, BAH said in a news release Jan 30. USDA requires all sexually intact cattle to be tested for bovine TB within two months of shipment. Certain cattle are exempt from testing, including those crossing state boundaries directly to slaughter, those going to an approved feedlot, and those from a TB-accredited herd. State rules for shipping cattle vary, so producers must contact destination states for details. Minnesota had been deemed free of bovine TB from 1976 until the discovery of the disease in a cow from a Roseau, Minn., herd in February 2005 prompted an investigation, according to the BAH. Since then the state has quarantined 65 herds for bovine TB. Tests on 39 of the herds showed no sign of infection, prompting their removal from quarantine. Twenty-six herds remain under quarantine today. “This is not a food issue,” said Minnesota Agriculture Commissioner Gene Hugoson, as quoted in a Minneapolis Star Tribune newspaper story yesterday. “This is really an economics issue for cow producers.” “The state can apply for TB-free status 2 years after the last infected herd is depopulated, so it’s vital that we expedite depopulation of any infected herds,” said Bill Hartmann, state veterinarian and executive director of the BAH. APHIS information about bovine tuberculosishttp://www.aphis.usda.gov/newsroom/hot_issues/bovine_tuberculosis/bovine_tb.shtmlcenter_img The Minnesota BAH, in conjunction with APHIS, is offering free bovine TB testing to farms within 15 miles of an infected herd. However, the recent downgrade in status affects all Minnesota farmers, which means many will have to pay for testing on their own. Besides Minnesota, states currently classified as other than free of bovine TB are Michigan, New Mexico, and Texas, according to the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS). The Minnesota Board of Animal Health (BAH) announced on Dec 8 that the USDA would drop the state’s TB status a notch, from TB-free to “Modified Accredited Advanced.” The reduction in status took effect Jan 30. Minnesota cattle producers who plan to ship cattle to other states must follow both federal and state testing rules. With few exceptions, farmers must pay for the testing. See also Feb 1, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – Minnesota cattlemen are facing an economic blow from a once-banished nemesis: bovine tuberculosis. Mar 17, 2005, CIDRAP News story “Raw-milk cheese implicated in 35 TB cases”last_img read more

SeaRenergy and N-Sea Secure DolWin Alpha Work

first_imgA consortium of SeaRenergy and N-Sea has won a contract by TenneT for modification works to the jacket foundation of the HVDC platform DolWin alpha.The lead partner SeaRenergy is in charge of the engineering and design services, as well as the fabrication of clamps, which will be installed on each of the six jacket legs in order to increase the overall lifetime of the HVDC transmission system.Once SeaRenergy completes the trial of mockup test structures, N-Sea will provide subsea installation services using a dive support vessel (DSV) with a diving team and a remotely operated vehicle (ROV).“This award is the culmination of months of hard work by the consortium team. We look forward to delivering the project with our partner and building on the cooperation and trust we have established with SeaRenergy,” N-Sea CEO Gerard Keser said.Located in the German Exclusive Economic Zone of the North Sea, DolWin alpha comprises five decks that rise 80m above the water surface.The platform connects offshore wind farms around 75km off the coast in the DolWin cluster with the country’s transmission grid.last_img read more

Barbados relaxes visa requirements for Haitian nationals

first_img Share 161 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Tweet BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The Barbados government says Haitians will no longer require visas to enter the island.A government statement said that the position is in keeping with the “unanimous decision” taken during the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) summit held in Jamaica in July.Also coming out of that Summit, was a unanimous decision that Haitian nationals would be entitled to an automatic stay of six months upon their arrival in any CARICOM Member State.”But the statement said that it was noted, however, that in accordance with the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas and the Caribbean Community Law, CARICOM nationals travelling to other member states must possess sufficient financial resources to adequately maintain themselves without becoming a charge on public funds.Despite being part of the 15-member CARICOM grouping, Haitian nationals in the past had to obtain a visa to enter several of the CARICOM countries.The statement said that Barbados Ambassador designate to CARICOM, David Commisiong will hold a news conference on Tuesday “ to discuss and provide a status report on the outcomes” of the CARICOM summit.center_img Share Share HealthLifestyleNewsRegional Barbados relaxes visa requirements for Haitian nationals by: – August 17, 2018last_img read more

James Edward Rader

first_imgJames Edward Rader, of Chesterfield, Virginia, was born on April 2, 1936 in Hamilton, Ohio, the son of Benjamin “Hawk” and Anna Mae (Williams) Rader. Jim graduated high school from Ross in Butler County, Ohio and served as the class valedictorian. After high school, Jim worked full time and earned a B.S. from University of Cincinnati. Although Jim worked for large corporations like Champion Paper Company and Stone Container until he retired, he was also an entrepreneur starting two different businesses during his life time. Jim loved the water, camping, hunting and traveling. He took his wife and family on many trips across the country where he shared his enthusiasm for learning about the area’s local history. He also loved to read, especially about science and history. Jim always took time to help family and friends and gave back to his community: serving on the Powell United Methodist Church’s Board of Trustees in Powell, Tennessee; mentoring high school students in St. Cloud, Minnesota’s Junior Achievement program; and raising funds for the St. Cloud United Way.On Tuesday, August 15, 2017, at the age of 81, Jim passed away at his residence. Those surviving who cherish Jim’s memory include his loving wife of over 56 years, Janet (Evans) Rader; his daughter, Rebecca (Rader) Mendoza, his son-in-law, Bonfilio Mendoza, and his grandchildren: Vicente Mendoza, Adrianna Mendoza, Emanuel Mendoza and Miguel Mendoza. James is also survived by his nieces and nephews: Cheryl Rader, Darrell Rader, Deborah Rader, Karen (Rader) Davis, Arnold Jr. Rader, Arlene Rader, Tom Rader, Shelleyne (McIntosh) Smith, Rodger McIntosh, Alan Stenger, Karen Stenger, Greg Stenger, Barbara Evans, and Charles Evans. He also leaves behind his loving sisters-in-law Claudine (Arthur) Rader, Ruth (Evans) Stenger, and Lillian (Stiller) Evans; and his brothers-in-law Eugene Evans, and James Stenger.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers Arnold Rader and Robert Rader, his sister Clara (Rader) McIntosh, his sister-in-law Trilla (Clark) Rader, and his brother-in-law, Roy McIntosh.Friends may visit with the family on Sunday, August 20th from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 929 Main Street, Brookville. Reverend Jim Elliot will officiate the funeral service at the funeral home at 1 p.m. and burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery.The family is asking for donations to the Alzheimer’s Association in memory of James E. Rader, in lieu of flowers. To sign the online guestbook or to leave a personal condolence, please visit www.cookrosenberger.com. The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the family of James Rader.last_img read more