Amy Spanger Will Return to Chicago on Broadway

first_imgLook who’s back in the clink! Broadway baby Amy Spanger will return to the long-running revival of Chicago at the Ambassador Theatre as the lady raking in the chips: Roxie Hart. Spanger will play three limited engagements: October 6 through October 26, November 3 through November 16 and December 1 through December 21. She takes over for current Roxie, Bianca Marroquin, who will kick off the first leg of the tuner’s 16th national tour. This is Spanger’s third stint in the production, having previously done the “Hot Honey Rag” in 2002 and returning in 2012. Chicago from $49.50 View Comments Related Shows In addition to Chicago, Spanger has appeared on Broadway in Elf, Rock of Ages, The Wedding Singer, Urinetown, Kiss Me, Kate and Sunset Boulevard. She starred in tick, tick…BOOM! off-Broadway and her regional and touring credits include The Importance of Being Earnest, Rent, Chicago, A Chorus Line and Robin and the Seven Hoods. Star Files Amy Spanger With an iconic score by John Kander and Fred Ebb and a book by Ebb and Bob Fosse, Chicago is a musical tale of “murder, greed, corruption, violence, exploitation, adultery and treachery—all those things we hold near and dear to our hearts.” The current cast includes Amra-Faye Wright as Velma Kelly, Christopher Fitzgerald as Billy Flynn, Carmen Ruby Floyd as Matron Mama Morton, Paul C. Vogt as Amos Hart and R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine.last_img read more

Granite Hills Credit Union teaches kids how to manage and save money

first_imgThe 4th Grade Class at Central Vermont Catholic School, St. Monica Campus in Barre got the chance to learn about money management and life skills in a sessiontaught by Granite Hills Credit Union on June 6, 2008.The class focussed on understanding basic finance, the importance of saving for the future, setting short and long term savings goals, and distinguishing between needsand wants.Susan Poczobut, CEO, Granite Hills Credit Union explains, “This class is part of Granite Hills Credit Union’s School Savings Program which we created to encourage children to take a more active role in their own financial future.”According to Blythe Giroux, School Savings Program Coordinator at Granite Hills Credit Union, “I was so excited to facilitate this program because, when I was a kid, I didn’t know why people needed to save money or how bills got paid. You can see kids have an ‘A-ha’ moment when they put it all together – and they are excited to save their money for a future event – whether to buy a music cd or set aside funds for theireducation.”St. Monica Principal Jen Tosi agrees. “Sammy Super Saver from Granite Hills Credit Union has really built excitement in the school. Kids are saving their money and are delighted when they see their account balances grow. I am so pleased that these children are learning about financial concepts while having fun and achieving theirgoals.”Granite Hills Credit Union, with branches in Barre and Montpelier, has been serving the community for over 55 years. A full-service financial non-profit owned by members, Granite Hills Credit Union is open to anyone who lives or works in Washington or Orange counties in Vermont.last_img read more

IEEFA Energy Finance 2016: Utility Companies Are Fighting Tooth and Nail Against Rooftop Solar

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Panelists at Energy Finance 2016 this afternoon described how utility companies are battling frantically to stop the spread of rooftop solar.George Cavros of the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy said solar proponents nonetheless have attracted a broad coalition of supporters that cross traditional political lines.Cavros said a ballot initiative in Florida to protect rooftop net-metering—which allows homeowners and businesses to be less reliant on the electricity grid—includes large retailers, environmentalists, Christian groups and Tea Party activists.“The media was entranced by the fact that conservatives were supporting solar power … but conservatives come at it from the position that no one can tell me what I can do on my roof. It’s very much an anti-monopoly movement. It’s a pretty formidable coalition.”Karl Rabago, director of the Pace Energy and Climate Center, said utility companies are arguing for never-ending commitments by ratepayers that leave them as captive customers.“They’re saying I installed a pole for you and you can’t stop using it.”Panelists said utility companies have responded to net metering with ballot initiatives of their own and with tainted public policy research and think-tank studies meant to spread disinformation.Thad Culler, an energy-industry lawyer with Keys Fox & Wiedman, said “this messaging has worked for regulators, but customers want something different.”He said substantial rooftop solar rights movements have taken root in 40 states since 2013, and the issue, once regional, has become national.Rabago said rooftop solar rights resonate in the “sharing economy,” in which business models like Uber, Zipcar, and AirBnB have gained huge traction.The issue, he said, “is in vital need of common-sense communication.” IEEFA Energy Finance 2016: Utility Companies Are Fighting Tooth and Nail Against Rooftop Solarlast_img read more

Looking toward the future at NAFCU

first_imgThis has been a big year for NAFCU. Many of you have already heard about one particular bit of news that we announced at our Annual Conference and Solutions Expo in Montreal last month – opening our membership to allow federally insured, state-chartered credit unions to join us as associate members.I know some state-chartered credit unions have been waiting a long time for this change. Before June, we often received phone calls from state-chartered credit unions asking for help at the federal level. So in that way, it’s big news.In other ways, it’s business as usual for us. We already have federally insured, state-chartered members because NAFCU has a “once a member, always a member” policy, and federally chartered credit unions sometimes change their charters.Even so, we think this is a big, positive step in the right direction for our members and the credit union industry. Our board of directors believes this is a natural evolution of NAFCU’s mission. All federally insured credit unions deserve the best in member service and choice, and we’re excited about the opportunity to address those needs.We also revamped our strategic focus to center on the three things we believe credit unions need most from us: advocacy, education and compliance assistance. Our new members – whether they are federal or federally insured, state-chartered credit unions – need the same things our current members need: excellent advocacy on Capitol Hill and with federal regulatory agencies, comprehensive education on the latest issues affecting them, and fast, accurate assistance from our regulatory compliance staff. These are the things we do best, and these are the things we provide to all our members.Our recent changes have been undertaken to make the most of what NAFCU can do for its members. But for me, it also brings to mind a word heard often in management circles these days: disruption.The Harvard Business Review has a definition for “disruptive” innovations: they “may lack certain features or capabilities of the established goods … they are typically smaller, more convenient, and less expensive, so they appeal to new or less-demanding customers.” The HBR was referring to companies like Southwest Airlines, which became famous for offering inexpensive, “no-frills” flights. NAFCU may be viewed as a disruptor of sorts, but we know that disruptors can have a positive effect – and that is the ultimate goal: positive growth for the entire credit union industry.In fact, we have some great stories from our member credit unions about how taking advantage of our education and advocacy has helped them to grow. We put together some videos highlighting two of those stories – from Arlington Community Federal Credit Union and San Francisco Federal Credit Union. I hope you’ll check them out and join the conversation about how we can make a better future for the credit union industry. 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Dan Berger B. Dan Berger became NAFCU president and CEO on Aug. 1, 2013. He joined NAFCU in January 2006 as senior vice president of government affairs overseeing five divisions including legislative … Web: Detailslast_img read more

Red Bull sold one can for almost every person on earth last year

first_imgRed Bull sales rose so much last year that the Austrian energy drink maker could have supplied almost every person on earth with a can of its namesake beverage.Sales soared to a record 7.5 billion cans worldwide last year, propelled by growth in emerging markets like Brazil, India and Africa, said the company, which has crafted its brand around extreme sports sponsorships. The world’s population reached 7.7 billion people.Revenue increased 9.5 percent to 6.1 billion euros ($6.6 billion). Profit levels weren’t disclosed but the website said they too rose to a record, meaning Red Bull’s billionaire owners could be set for another windfall later this year. The company distributed more than half a billion euros of profit to shareholders in 2019. Thai entrepreneur and occasional duck farmer Chaleo Yoovidhya teamed up with Austrian marketing whiz Dietrich Mateschitz in 1987 after Mateschitz discovered the energy drink sold by Chaleo’s firm while looking to counteract jet lag on a business trip.Closely-held Red Bull is owned by Mateschitz and Yoovidhya’s family, and both became billionaires thanks to the tonic they invented. Mateschitz is Austria’s richest person with $12.4 billion of wealth, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.Its latest results mean the Fuschl, Austria-based company sold on average more than 20 million cans of the namesake soda every day of 2019. That’s about 850,000 cans every hour. Growth was fastest in India, with sales up 37 percent, Brazil (up 30 percent) and Africa (up 25 percent).Topics :last_img read more

Jose Mourinho brands Liverpool vs Chelsea a must-win for both sides

first_img Comment Mourinho was Chelsea boss when they wrecked Liverpool’s title hopes five years ago (Picture: Getty)‘Liverpool, they have to win every match between now and the end of the season, and wait for Man City to lose a couple of points.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘It’s a must-win for Liverpool. At the same time Chelsea need points to finish top four.‘Manchester United is there, Spurs is there, Arsenal, despite their last defeat, are also there. Klopp condemns racist abuse of SalahTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:55FullscreenKlopp condemns racist abuse of Salah is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Advertisement Liverpool cannot afford to drop points (Picture: Getty)Jose Mourinho believes neither Liverpool or Chelsea can afford to lose on Sunday, but thinks Steven Gerrard’s infamous slip in 2014 might be playing on the Reds’ mind.Chelsea killed Liverpool’s title hopes five years ago with a 2-0 win at Anfield and Mourinho was in charge of the Blues on that day.Liverpool must beat Chelsea to stay ahead of Manchester City in the current Premier League title race, but Mourinho insisted Chelsea’s top four hopes hinged on them defeating Jurgen Klopp’s side.‘Liverpool-Chelsea in the Premier League is a big one, for many reasons,’ Mourinho told Russia Today.ADVERTISEMENT Chelsea are fighting for Champions League football (Picture: Getty)‘Chelsea needs points. It’s a must-win for both. And to add something more to the game, the last time Liverpool were almost winning the title it was Chelsea who spoiled the celebration at Anfield.‘I’m pretty sure people have that in mind. For me that’s the big game of the weekend.’City play Crystal Palace earlier in the day on Sunday and can return to the top of the table, at least for a few hours.Palace are aiming to do a league double over City, but the Sky Blues know they have a game in hand over Liverpool if they do drop points. Coral BarrySaturday 13 Apr 2019 10:41 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link420Shares Jose Mourinho brands Liverpool vs Chelsea a must-win for both sides Advertisementlast_img read more

An Asian-inspired pool house complete with bar area makes this home quite special

first_img414 Brisbane Corso, Yeronga. 414 Brisbane Corso, Yeronga.Surrounded by prestigious homes on one of the suburb’s most sought-after streets, the post-war home is ready to live in, as is, but could also be extended or rebuilt.“We love it as it is, but there’s potential to do more,” Ms Baker said.“I think it needs someone who appreciates character.”The two-level house is the ultimate entertainer. One of the bedrooms as 414 Brisbane Corso, Yeronga.The upper level has three bedrooms, the kitchen, a sitting room and a study connected to a large entertainment deck overlooking the backyard.“I’ll miss sitting on the deck overlooking the park, that in winter, especially, gets a beautiful northern sun,” Ms Baker said. The 3D Diakrit floor plan of 414 Brisbane Corso, Yeronga.The lower level has a large rumpus room, bathroom and study/fourth bedroom with access to a courtyard, which would be suitable as a teenager’s retreat or for dual living purposes.The in-ground pool is accompanied by an Asian-inspired pool house, complete with bar area and outside shower.center_img 414 Brisbane Corso, Yeronga.This is the kind of lifestyle property that makes Brisbane’s southern cousins green with envy.A big family home on a huge 868sq m block just 5km from the CBD and metres from the Brisbane River in beautiful Yeronga. 414 Brisbane Corso, Yeronga.Katie Baker and her partner, Cam, fell in love with 414 Brisbane Corso two years ago when their dream was to see children playing in the fully-fenced big backyard and splashing in the pool.“It was a fabulous block of land with space for a family and we loved the area as well,” Ms Baker said.“Yeronga is such a beautiful, peaceful location.” Unfortunately, the couple’s dream wasn’t realised.“It’s a perfect family house; it’s just too big for two people,” Ms Baker said.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor3 hours agolast_img read more

Pilot treatment program in Dearborn County lauded by officials

first_imgLawrenceburg, Ind. — Officials say a Jail Chemical Addiction Program (JCAP) in Dearborn County is instrumental in helping inmates get much needed treatment.Indiana attorney general Curtis Hill says the Dearborn County program is one of only two in the state used to explore ways to reach those battling addiction. “Everyone recognizes the need for more treatment facilities,” Hill said, “but it would be unwise to expect addicts to just line up and ask for help. The nature of addiction will not allow such rational behavior. Efforts to limit jail time for drug users might be well-intended,” Hill said, “but based on what we’ve heard from inmates, one must conclude that the most compassionate course might actually be giving them more jail time.”Graduates and inmates in the program conclude, “getting arrested saved my life.”Hill hopes all counties in the state will eventually have access to the program. He plans to aggressively present this information to law makers.Decatur County prosecuting attorney Nathan Harter was appointed by Hill to lead the effort.last_img read more

Napoleon State Bank honors local grads

first_imgL to R: Joe Bredewater – Lender, Alejandro Hernandez, Brooke Helms, Chelsea Hitchcock. Billy Lewis & Kenneth Burton, not pictured.Napoleon, In.— The Napoleon State Bank honored five local high school seniors with iPad Gift Baskets. Alejandro Hernandez, Greensburg High School; Brooke Helms, South Decatur High School; Chelsea Hitchcock, North Decatur High School; Billy Lewis, Jac-Cen-Del High School; and Kenneth Burton, South Ripley High School received the baskets in May.The Napoleon State Bank has been locally owned since 1903 with locations in Napoleon, Holton, Osgood, and Greensburg. The mission of The Napoleon State Bank is to remain a locally owned financial institution, dedicated to providing a broad range of services to our customers and communities, through a friendly, trained, qualified staff that provides unsurpassed personal service to our customers. The Napoleon State Bank has a total of 54 full and part-time employees.last_img read more

UUBO/ACAS Defeats Falana to Take Charge of Group B

first_imgBOA LAWYERS LEAGUEThe Match-day 3 of the ongoing 2019 BOA Lawyers Football Tournament in Lagos produced some stunning results with the defeat of Falana & Falana by Udo Udoma & Bello Osagie/ACAS the highpoint of the weekend clashes.After the first two match days, Falana & Falana led the Group B standing on six points. But UUBO/ACAS with one win and a draw from the first two games shocked Falana 2-1 to step into the driver’s seat of the group. It was Falana’s Tayo Fashesin who gifted UUBO/ACAS the opening goal when he inadvertently conceded an own goal. Folarin Falana however fought back a minute later to level scores for the former champions. Rogba Payne sealed the victory for UUBO/ACAS to leapfrog Falana into the top of the log on seven points. Lagos State Ministry of Justice (LSMJ) is third while Wole Olanipekun/Dele Adesina yet to record any point.Olisa Agbakoba Legal recorded its second win in two games as the champions defeated Templars 1-0 to stay on same six points as Group C leaders SOOB/NICCOM. Only a superior goals difference of +5 separates the two teams. Pinheiro on four points from three games is third.In Group D, Advocaat defeated B. A Law/ Probitas 2-1 to move to the top of the standing on six points. B. A Law/ Probitas and DOA Law/Grey Chapel are tied on same four points +2 behind Advocaat.Despite resting last weekend, AELEX is still leading Group A on six points. Only African Law Practice/SPA Ajibade that defeated George Etomi 2-0 step up to the second spot on same six point but with inferior goal difference of +3 to AELEX’s +4.In the pairings for this weekend’s Match-day 4 clashes at the AstroTurf 2000 facilities in Ikoyi, Lagos, Perchstone & Graeys will take on ALP/SPA Ajibade in the first game while George Etomi/FRA Williams battles AELEX for the group top spot.Advocaat have a date with DOA Law/GreyChapel. Punuka and Banwo & Ighodalo will also square it up for the three points at stake while Olaniwun Ajayi takes the battle to Templars. Olisa Agbakoba Legal is to take on SOOB/NICCOM in a mouth-watering top of the billing clash to cap the weekend.Aluko & Oyebode, Pinheiro and BA Law/Probitas are to observe this Sunday as rest day.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more