Phantom Star Norm Lewis Returns to the Side Show!

first_img Norm Lewis Star Files Who will ever call to say “I love you?” The Phantom of the Opera star Norm Lewis, of course! It’s been 17 years since the Tony nominee played Jake in the original Broadway cast of Side Show, and on November 12, 2014, he returned to the circus. Lewis caught a preview performance of the revamped revival, starring Emily Padgett (Daisy), Erin Davie (Violet), David St. Louis (Jake) and Robert Joy (Sir). After the show, he stopped backstage to meet the new stars. Check out these shots of the Phantom hanging out with Daisy, Violet, Jake and Sir, then see Side Show, opening November 17 at the St. James Theatre! Related Shows Side Show View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 4, 2015last_img read more

Leadership Matters: Confidence compounds

first_imgOne of the most significant leadership skills you need to develop is confidence, which allows you to have impact far beyond your title or level within your organization.Building confidence requires a disciplined focus on seeking and accepting bold opportunities to help you reach for higher rungs of influence and impact. You don’t need to make huge leaps or take big risks, but each small effort or success will build your confidence over time. As your confidence compounds, you will find you can do vastly more than you ever dreamed was possible.There are three keys to build your confidence: practice, preparation and your presentation.Confidence is a Skill You Need to PracticeJust as with any new skill, you have to practice it over and over again for it to become something you can do with ease. The key is to identify what skill you need to master next. Opportunities to practice new skills are all around you. Plan to practice both inside and outside of work. continue reading » 9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

CUNA backs maturity limit increase as part of FCUA modernization

first_imgLonger maturity limits for federal credit union loans would allow credit unions to better service members, CUNA wrote to Reps. Lee Zeldin (R-N.Y.) and Vicente Gonzalez (D-Texas) Monday. Zeldin and Gonzalez introduced a bill, H.R. 1661 that would amend the Federal Credit Union Act to provide NCUA with the flexibility to increase loan maturity limits for federal credit unions.“One area that this change may impact is student lending. The ability to set a longer loan maturity for Federal credit union loans would provide student borrowers across the country with more opportunities for education that is more affordable both in the short and long term,” wrote CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle. “Credit unions would also be able to better service loans for the agricultural sector and other businesses requiring significant cost of entry.”Except for mortgage lending, Federally-chartered credit unions are prohibited by statute from making loans with maturity limits in excess of 15 years. Only Oklahoma has a similar restriction on state-chartered credit unions and no such constraint exists for banks. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

President Trump Denies Disaster Declaration Request for Northeast PA Counties Hit Hard in March Storm

first_img National Issues,  Press Release,  Weather Safety Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced that President Donald Trump has denied his request for a federal disaster declaration to help offset the financial burden of a record-breaking snowstorm that crippled much of the northeastern part of the state in March.“This disaster declaration would have provided much-needed financial assistance to hard-hit communities in northeastern Pennsylvania,” said Governor Wolf. “I want to thank county and local emergency managers and responders for all of their hard efforts in responding to this storm and helping us make our case for this disaster declaration request.”In his request letter sent to the Trump Administration, Governor Wolf cited: costs to local municipalities that significantly exceeded their snow removal budgets; transportation issues such as preemptive road closures including major interstates; record-breaking snowfall in nine counties; and storm conditions that generated significant life-safety issues requiring a variety of critical resource and support needs, such as rescue and evacuation of stranded motorists, wrecker service with recovery staff, generators and transportation of emergency workers.The governor made the request earlier this month in order to provide federal funding to local, county and state governments, as well as certain eligible non-profits in Bradford, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Susquehanna, Wyoming, Northumberland, Pike, Wayne and Montour counties through the Public Assistance program. The program provides reimbursement of up to 75 percent of the costs incurred on eligible expenses for the eligible 48-hour time period. President Trump Denies Disaster Declaration Request for Northeast PA Counties Hit Hard in March Storm SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img May 11, 2017last_img read more

Governor Wolf: Restore Pennsylvania Will Help Carbon County Battle Blight

first_imgGovernor Wolf: Restore Pennsylvania Will Help Carbon County Battle Blight SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Infrastructure,  Press Release,  Restore Pennsylvania Lansford, PA – Governor Tom Wolf joined state Senator John Yudichak and other officials in Lansford, Carbon Country today to outline Restore Pennsylvania, the most aggressive infrastructure plan in generations. The governor’s proposal will help communities in Carbon Country to address blight, expand broadband access, mitigate the effects of localized flooding, and expand green infrastructure.“My vision for Lansford and other communities is to have a vibrant downtown that will attract new opportunities,” said Governor Wolf. “For many towns and cities that means dealing with empty and decaying buildings. It’s time to invest in these communities to remove blight and create a bright economic future for residents and businesses. Unfortunately, with declining federal investments, many communities lack the resources for these projects. We need an aggressive plan to get us back on track.”To achieve these goals, Governor Wolf announced Restore Pennsylvania, an ambitious infrastructure initiative funded by the monetization of a commonsense severance tax. Restore Pennsylvania will invest $4.5 billion over the next four years in significant high-impact projects throughout the commonwealth to help catapult Pennsylvania ahead of every state in the country in terms of technology, development, and infrastructure.Encompassing new and expanded programs to address five priority infrastructure areas including high speed internet access, storm preparedness and disaster recovery, downstream manufacturing, business development, and energy infrastructure, demolition, revitalization, and renewal, and transportation capital projects, Restore Pennsylvania projects will be driven by local input about community needs.Projects identified by local stakeholders will be evaluated through a competitive process to ensure that high priority, high impact projects are funded and needs across Pennsylvania are met.In Lansford, the governor joined Sen. Yudichak for a tour starting at the former Panther Valley Middle School on East Bertsch Street and continuing to East Ridge Street. The governor highlighted how Restore Pennsylvania could help revitalize the commonwealth.“Restore Pennsylvania is a bold bipartisan plan to invest in Carbon County’s efforts to eliminate blight in communities hard hit by an aging housing market and abandoned businesses,” said Sen. Yudichak. “By enacting a responsible severance tax, we will be investing in our communities and creating economic development opportunities that will benefit Carbon County and all Pennsylvanians.”Restore Pennsylvania will increase resources for addressing blight by providing financial resources at the local level to establish land banks and acquire and demolish blighted buildings in order to create new development opportunities or provide new green space. The funding will be administered by entities established by the legislature as land banks or demolition funds.View the full Restore Pennsylvania plan.center_img March 25, 2019last_img read more

Two new faces to join board of UK’s oil and gas regulator

first_imgHisnon-executive director and advisory experience is extensive and includes arange of companies involved in the energy sector like Cabot Energy,CO2DeepStore, and Blaze Manufacturing Solutions. Sarah Deasleyis a director of Frontier Economics, one of Europe’s largest economicsconsultancies, where she focuses predominantly on the energy sector. She isalso a trustee of Sustainability First. “The COVID pandemic, the global oil price fall, and the need to help solve the climate crisis present the Industry with a combination of unprecedented challenges. The OGA is committed to doing everything we can to assist the industry, the supply chain, the government and the wider community at this extraordinarily difficult time”. Following anearly career in audit and consultancy, he undertook senior finance roles severalcompanies including serving as group finance director for FirstGroup and as CFOof PowerGen International, as well as being the CFO at Faroe Petroleum. The UK’s oil and gas industry regulator, the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA), has named two new non-executive directors to its board. OGA’s chairman, Tim Eggar, said: “I am delighted to welcome Iain and Sarah to the board, they bring with them outstanding experience and the balance of skills that we need to continue to support the UK’s oil and gas industry at this crucial time in its history.center_img Lanaghan is currentlya non-executive director of Scottish Water and the UK Government’s DefenceEquipment & Support Agency (DE&S). OGA said last week that Iain Lanaghan would take his place on the board at the end of April 2020 and that Sarah Deasley would join the board in October 2020 following the retirement of Robert Armour at the end of September. Sarah Deasley (L) and Iain Lanaghan (R); Source: OGA Before joiningFrontier Economics, Sarah worked for PwC and the Office of ElectricityRegulation – now OFGEM. Sarah brings a wealth of experience of the energysector, including its regulatory processes and the opportunities presented bythe challenge to achieve Net Zero in the UK by 2050.last_img read more

Oscar Pistorius to be released on parole in August

first_imgOscar Pistorius released from prison Oscar Pistorius parole blocked South African Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius may be released from prison on parole in August after serving only 10 months for culpable homicide in the killing of his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.“Oscar will be released on parole by the end of August,” a Pistorius family member who asked not to be identified told Reuters Monday. Pistorius started his five year sentence in October last year.South African prison officials have recommended Pistorius be released from prison on Aug. 21 to go under house arrest. Acting National Commissioner of Correctional Services Zach Modise says that a prison committee recommended Pistorius be released from the prison in Pretoria after serving one sixth of his five-year sentence. A decision by the parole board is pending.Modise said the committee made the recommendation on the basis of the double-amputee Olympic athlete’s good behavior in the jail in the South African capital, Pretoria.Correctional Services spokesman Manelisi Wolela said the conditions of Pistorius’ house arrest won’t be made public.Pistorius was acquitted of murder last year for killing Steenkamp in 2013 by shooting her multiple times through a closed toilet door in his Pretoria home. The runner claimed he mistook Steenkamp for a nighttime intruder. Meanwhile, Pistorius’ case will go in front of South Africa’s Supreme Court of Appeal in November, the court said Monday, when prosecutors will challenge the decision to acquit him of murder for shooting girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.Pistorius would again face the possibility of a murder conviction and a minimum of 15 years in prison if a panel of judges at the Supreme Court of Appeal overturns the original decision in his murder trial.Relatedcenter_img Oscar Pistorius parole release to be ‘reviewed’last_img read more

Hospitals impose visitor restrictions to reduce virus spread

first_imgBATESVILLE, Ind. – Area hospitals are taking a extra steps to minimize the spread of germs as flu and the whooping cough cases are on the rise.Margaret Mary Health is implementing temporary visitor restrictions effective December 15. The hospital is among others in the Tri-State announcing similar regulations.The restrictions include no visitors with respiratory symptoms including coughing, sneezing, runny nose, fever, aches or stomach virus symptoms, as well as no visitors under the age of 14. Exceptions will be made for newborns’ siblings but they will be screened before visiting.The hospital recommends all siblings of newborns receive the flu vaccine at least seven days prior to visiting. For information on where you can get the flu vaccine, contact your doctor’s office or the Margaret Mary Wellness Clinic at (812) 934-0699.“If you are sick or simply not feeling well, please refrain from visiting patients in the hospital,” said Rachel White, Infection Prevention Coordinator at MMH. “Although it’s difficult for family members and friends to stay away from loved ones in the hospital, we know visitors wouldn’t want to spread illness to our patients.”last_img read more

Call for projects is open in the Community Crossings grant program

first_imgINDIANAPOLIS – Governor Eric J. Holcomb announced the next call for projects is open in the Community Crossings grant program for shovel-ready local road construction projects. Community Crossings is part of Gov. Holcomb’s Next Level Roads program, a 20-year, fully funded plan to enhance Indiana’s highways and local roads.“Our transportation infrastructure plays a crucial role in ensuring Hoosier residents and businesses reach their full potential,” Gov. Holcomb said. “Community Crossings is a partnership between the state and local communities to make meaningful investments in transportation to catalyze economic growth, add jobs, attract and retain talent, all while promoting safety on every mile.”Projects that are eligible for funding through Community Crossings include road resurfacing, bridge rehabilitation, road reconstruction, and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance in connection with road projects. Material costs for chip sealing and crack filling operations are also eligible for funds.Projects submitted to the Indiana Department of Transportation for funding will be evaluated based on need, traffic volume, local support, the impact on connectivity and mobility within the community, and regional economic significance.“Community Crossings is a tremendously valuable tool to cities, towns, and counties as they build and maintain their local transportation assets,” Joe McGuinness, Commissioner of the Indiana Department of Transportation said. “Local roads are the first and last mile of the state’s transportation system. Because of that, INDOT is committed to partnering with communities to make local roads stronger and safer.last_img read more

AITA Tennis Tournament From Monday

first_imgOur Sports ReporterGUWAHATI: The AITA Championship Series Tennis Tournament for boys and girls under 16 years age group will start from June 10 at the All Assam Tennis Association Complex, Chachal, Guwahati. The qualifying round matches of the boy’s event will be held on June 8 and the finals will be held on June 14. There will be no qualifying round matches in the girl’s event. The tournament will be organised by All Assam Tennis Association (AATA).Also Read: LOCAL SPORTSlast_img