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Watch Norbert Leo Butz, Jason Alexander and More Join Students in Singing ‘This Is Me’

first_img View Comments The International Thespian Festival kicked off on June 22, and with this year’s festivities going virtual, participants have had to think creatively to get together in the wake of COVID-19. Thespians from across the globe have come together remotely to perform the anthem “This Is Me” from The Greatest Showman. The video features 90 students from 38 states and three countries, plus Broadway performers Jason Alexander, Norbert Leo Butz, Joshua Colley, E. Clayton Cornelius, Janine DiVita, Matt Gumley, Sam Harris, Annabelle Kempf and Analise Scarpaci. Check out the uplifting performance below!last_img

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VBSR launches health care financing calculator

first_imgVermont Businesses for Social Responsibility on Monday launched an online calculator that allows Vermonters to assemble their own financing plan for the state’s anticipated universal health care system. The tool includes revenue options such as payroll, income, sales, rooms and meals and an assessment placed on sugar-based drinks. VBSR will use the calculator to collect information from our member businesses on preferred financing plans, but other businesses and residents of the state can also use the tool.The Vermont Legislature is expected to consider a universal health care financing plan in the 2015 legislative session. Current estimates are that Vermont will need to replace upward of $2 billion in private premiums paid now by Vermont businesses and their employees with a fair and sustainable tax system. VBSR hopes that the calculator will help inform Vermont business owners and Vermont residents of the options facing the state to fund a public health care system.Absent further reforms, Vermonters will spend an estimated $2.2 billion on insurance premiums in 2017, the equivalent of a combined 16.9% payroll tax for businesses and individuals in Vermont. An average business with 25 or fewer employees paid an equivalent of a 12.8% payroll tax for worker health insurance in 2010. A single Vermonter making $47,000 a year who buys a silver plan through Vermont Health Connect pays the equivalent of a 10.4% income tax for their health care.VBSR’s calculator was designed by Green River, a software company in Brattleboro, and Steve Kappel, the founder of Policy Integrity in Montpelier, prepared the tax data. Kappel has more than 25 years of experience in health care policy and has provided policy and fiscal analysis to the Vermont Legislature. VBSR can make Kappel’s methodology available upon request.VBSR supports Act 48, the 2011 Vermont law putting the state on the path to a universal health care system. For more information on VBSR’s health care policy, visit vbsr.org/public_policy/issues/health_care/(link is external)Founded in 1990, VBSR is a non-profit, statewide business trade organization with a mission to advance business ethics that value multiple bottom lines: economic, social, and environmental. VBSR members employ more than 13% of Vermont’s workforce and generate more than 4 billion dollars in revenue annually. We strive to help members set a high standard for protecting the natural, human and economic environments of the state’s residents, while remaining profitable. We advance VBSR’s mission through education, public influence and workplace quality. www.vbsr.org(link is external)Source: VBSR 5.19.2014last_img read more

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Another road test for Gophers in Los Angeles vs. UCLA

first_imgAnother road test for Gophers in Los Angeles vs. UCLAMinnesota will row at UCLA this weekend on the heels of a road sweep last weekend. Matt PerkinsApril 7, 2006Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintThings seem to be going ahead of schedule for Minnesota’s rowing team this season. And that hasn’t been said in the past.After losing their first match of the season last month against Louisville by four-tenths of a second, the Gophers first varsity eight hasn’t been beaten.In fact, they’ve been rowing so fast that they didn’t even give Iowa, Wisconsin or Creighton a chance last weekend in Iowa City, Iowa.The Gophers eight-boats will try to continue that success this weekend at UCLA, while the team’s four-boats stick around campus to practice.“When you’re racing, it’s one time down the course as fast as you can go,” coach Wendy Davis said. “In practice, it’s three or four times down as fast as you can go, so you get a different workout.”While this weekend gives the competing eight-boats a chance to build on their competition speed, the four-boats staying back will work on fine-tuning their starts, first varsity four coxswain Kaja Tally said.“Obviously you always want to be competing and who wouldn’t want to go to UCLA,” junior Tally said. “But staying back gives us more time in the water to work hard on our starts and some other things we want to work on.”Minnesota’s top four-boat of Tally and rowers Tracey Tallman, Katie Engel, Christine O’Donnell and Alissa Almquist topped Wisconsin by four seconds last weekend, but Tally said they could have gone faster. Davis said that in order for her team to shave even more seconds off their times, they always need to be working on getting in better shape.“We focus in on what we can focus in on,” Davis said. “And that comes down to getting fitter, and it takes lots of hard work to get fit.”Fourteenth-ranked UCLA didn’t appear as fit as the field last weekend when they competed in the grand finals of the San Diego Crew Classic. Although the Bruins qualified all of their eight-boats for their respective finals, they failed to capture a win.Minnesota beat UCLA last year at Lake Phalen in the first varsity eight race, but lost to the Bruins in the second varsity eight contest.“UCLA is one of those teams you love competing against because they’re a great nonconference opponent,” senior Cheryl Wick said. “It’s nice to see where you are at in comparison to other teams in the country.”But it’s not just about eyeing up the nonconference competition for the Gophers, as the young program doesn’t want to lose its early-season momentum.“We are way further along than we were last year, or any year maybe,” Davis said. “And that’s a total credit to the athletes because they worked hard in the summer to be able to do things in September we were never able to do in September. They got themselves ahead of the game.”last_img read more

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Having Heart: Can We Rethink Life’s Stresses?

first_imgThe Huffington Post:Imagine that you are at the top of a ski slope, about to make a run. It’s a challenging slope, black diamond–steep and narrow, lots of trees. Plus it’s windy, and there’s that treacherous drop-off on the right. You’re an inexperienced skier, not a novice but not at all confident that you belong in such extreme terrain. Your heart is pounding and your gut is tight.Now imagine that you’re on top of the very same slope, but you are a skilled downhill racer, an Olympic contender. You’re sure you know how to attack this slope–you’ve done it many times before–but even so, your heart is pounding and butterflies are fluttering in your gut.Both of these hypothetical skiers are under stress, and feeling the arousal that comes with stress. But one is experiencing good stress, the other bad stress. They are both looking at the same slope, but one sees it as a threat, the other as a challenge. The expert knows that his skills are more than sufficient for the situation. The nervous learner has no such confidence.Read the whole story: The Huffington Post More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

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State Police Arrest Valencia Teacher For Assaulting Student

first_imgLawrence LarsonNMSP News:The New Mexico State Police were called Thursday, Feb. 13 to investigate allegations of criminal sexual contact of a juvenile that occurred at Valencia High School in Los Lunas.NMSP Investigations Bureau was called and assumed control of the investigation. Through an extensive investigation, State Police agents learned the female juvenile victim, who is a student at Valencia High School, was sexually assaulted by a teacher. The juvenile disclosed she was in class when Lawrence Larson, 50, of Los Lunas touched her between her legs. The student left the classroom and walked to the weight room. Larson followed the student, took her to the ground and inappropriately touched the female student. The student was able to fight off Larson and escape. Larson was arrested Friday, Feb. 14 without incident and charged with:Criminal Sexual Contact of a Minor 3rd Degree Felony; andFalse Imprisonment 4th Degree Felony.last_img read more

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Southampton Teen Charged In County Road 39 Fatal Hit And Run

first_imgChace Quinn Independent/Courtesy Southampton Town Police[Original Pub Date, May 29, 2018. Updated June 5, 2018]Chace Quinn, 19, the Southampton teen prosecutors say was caught on camera drinking alcohol in a Hampton Bays bar, then driving a 2013 Jeep Wrangler that struck and killed a man on County Road 39 in April, is being held at the Suffolk County jail in Riverhead in lieu of $1 million cash bail.If Quinn is able to post bail, he will be required to wear a global-positioning ankle bracelet for law enforcement tracking purposes.Quinn, who allegedly has ties to the Bloods gang, hit 63-year-old deliveryman Joseph Lynn McAlla in the early hours of April 5, leaving him to die in the street, a Suffolk prosecutor said in court on May 29.Video surveillance showed Quinn drinking at Bays Bar and Grill, where he consumed numerous alcoholic drinks over a few hours, before leaving in a Jeep headed east toward Southampton, according to Assistant District Attorney Maggie Bopp.The same Jeep can later be seen on video striking McAlla as he closed a gate at Southampton Masonry, where he was making a delivery, severing his leg in the process. McAlla was “left in the street to die,” Bopp said during Quinn’s arraignment in Southampton Justice Court before Justice Barbara Wilson.Quinn, who had been on the lam from law enforcement since a fight shortly before the fatal car crash, was arrested on a warrant and charged with first-degree vehicular manslaughter and leaving the scene of an accident without reporting, both felonies.Hauled into the court in handcuffs, Quinn wore rumpled clothes including a gray hoodie sweatshirt, black sweatpants, and a pair of Nikes. His words were barely audible when he spoke to his attorney, Peter Smith of Northport, who entered a not guilty plea for him.Quinn had evaded the law for two months, Bopp said. Along with his associates, Quinn was involved in a fight at Bays Bar, where two men suffered serious injuries, including a broken nose, orbital socket, and fractured teeth, for which he was charged with second-degree gang assault, she added.After the fatal car crash, Quinn changed his cell phone number several times and went as far as to threaten a “potential witness” on March 16, placing a handgun on the victim’s lap, “placing that individual in fear of their life,” Bopp said. For this incident, Quinn was additionally charged with menacing.Quinn was also charged with second-degree obstruction of governmental administration by Southampton Village Police for using his car to block an unmarked police car, which was involved in a high speed chase, from entering the Shinnecock Indian Reservation to follow a suspect back in December.In her summary, Bopp noted Quinn has a 15-page rap sheet, with “multiple contacts with the criminal justice system.” Charges on Quinn’s record include a driving while intoxicated conviction at 17 years old, along with second-degree assault as a youthful offender for which he served one year in jail, she said.Judge Wilson, who apparently presided over previous cases of Quinn’s, admonished him, reminding him that his grandmother, who attended the arraignment, has always been at his side in court.“I wish you could have listened to some of the sage advice she has offered over the years,” Wilson said.Wilson went on to tell Quinn she believes his grandmother would do anything for him, then told him about the 1970s police drama, “Baretta,” in which the main character’s catch phrase was that bad guys end up dead or in jail.“Your grandmother doesn’t want either of those for you. I hope you figure that out,” she said.Quinn’s grandmother, and a female friend from the Shinnecock Indian Reservation, declined to speak with a reporter as they exited the courthouse following his arraignment.Smith, who is privately retained, could offer no background on Quinn, but noted that Quinn “stands presumed innocent on all the charges.” Smith will be conducting his own investigation. “I do offer condolences to the family of Joseph McAlla,” he added.Three orders of protection were issued against Quinn, two for the victims injured in the fight at Bays Bar and Grill. It is not clear who the third order of protection is for.On the top charge of first-degree vehicular manslaughter, Quinn faces up to 15 years in a state prison if convicted.Quinn’s arrest was the result of a joint investigation by Southampton Town and New York State police, the U.S. Marshall Service, and the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office.Quinn, a minor at the time, was arrested in March 2016 for shooting three men in the Hillcrest neighborhood of Southampton Village. After the shooting, residents organized a Neighborhood Watch group and requested that police install video surveillance cameras to address quality-of-life concerns last year.The investigation into Quinn is continuing. Southampton Town Police ask anyone with information to contact their detective squad at 631-702-2230.peggy@indyeastend.com Sharelast_img read more

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Air Liquide will increase capacities in Europe

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Istanbul bidding

first_imgFIVE consortia have submitted prequalification bids to supply electrical & mechanical equipment for the Istanbul metro extension from Taksim to Yenikapi. They include SNC Lavalin of Canada, Adtranz and ABB with Yapi Merkezi, Alstom with Gülermak, Guris and Yüksel, and Gama Endüstrie. The municipality has received bids from Siemens, Alstom and Bombardier for 65 low-floor trams to operate the Sirkeci – Zeytinburnu street tramway. The air-conditioned cars, 25m long and 2650mm wide, will release 45 Adtranz LRVs for the Aksaray – Yenibosna line.Izmir Metropolitan Municipality extended bidding for the second phase of its light rail network from December 18 to January 15. At least 23 firms have registered an interest in building the 3·2 km extension to the University and Bornova and the 4·8 km route from Ocyel to Fahrettin Altay (RG 1.98 p13).last_img read more

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Gailtalbahn electrification goes live

first_imgAUSTRIA: Electric passenger services on the 31 km Gailtalbahn route between Arnoldstein and Hermagor in southern Kärnten began with the December 15 timetable change.Work to install the 15 kV 16·7 Hz overhead equipment began in June 2018, as part of a programme to electrify all lines in the Land of Kärnten by 2025.The project required the installation of 879 electrification masts and the replacement of a 124-year old bridge over the River Gail with a more substantial structure. Car and cycle parking facilities were also provided at the stations, and 21 level crossings modernised.The €61m cost was funded by the federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation & Technology, the Land and ÖBB.The operator said electrification would reduce CO2 emissions by 1 300 tonnes/year.Villach Landskron station opened on December 10.last_img read more

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Egyptian pound to be devalued as reserves dwindle

first_imgThe January 2011 uprising has been the turning point for Egypt. Annual growth was at a high 7% and foreign reserves exceeded 36 billion dollars prior to the protests. The unrest since 2011, had its impact on revenues, growth and naturally, the Egyptian pound.The local currency dropped from 5.8 pounds to the US dollar, to 8.7 to the US dollar on the black market, compared to an official rate of 7.73. The Central Bank Governor placed a cap on dollar deposits. But due to investor complaints, he raised the cap from 100 thousand dollars a month to 250 thousand.“I do endorse the steps taken by the governor and I think they were long overdue they should have been done much much earlier. Even if I didn’t find what I wanted, in foreign currency, but this must be done for the interest of egypt”Elhamy El Zayat, Chairman, EMECO GroupThere were signs of an economic revival in 2015. But tourism collapsed after the crash of the Russian passenger jet last october , Suez Canal revenues have been on a downward spiral and FDIs are lower than expected. This led to a dwindling national income and more pressure on the pound. Experts realise that central bank measures to protect the local currency are only temporary. Some are taking action.“We are helping establish new companies to go into the export market so we don’t only depend on exisiting policies. We need new companies. Our exports fell from 22 billion dollars to 19 billion in the last few years for several reasons such as our unstable political climate .”Khaled Miqaty, President, Egyptian Exporters UnionIncreasing exports will definitely help raise state revenue and stabilise the Egyptian pound. Businessmen are planning to target the continent rather than the traditional European and American markets.“We will begin with the Kenyan in east africa as it’s the closest to us . We will establish export stations in 12 countries there, then we will move to west africa which is a huge market like Angola and Nigeria and then central africa. We have the new trade pact that will merge COMESA and SADC. We are also working on 26 trade agreements with african countries.”Khaled Miqaty, President, Egyptian Exporters UnionThe real remedies to the egyptian pound are not protectionist policies by the central bank, but to increase sources of revenue.. from tourism to exports and FDIslast_img read more

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