Lessons of the Week! Derek Hough, Andrew Keenan-Bolger & More

first_imgThe Psycho Cast Should Learn to TeleportWe’re hoping the cast of American Psycho lives by the Schoenfeld Theatre because you do not want to encounter them on the streets, road or subway. At opening night, several cast members revealed that any type of transportation makes them want to go full Patrick Bateman on someone. It’s totally reasonable to go crazy over traffic, but seeing them in a blood-soaked musical makes the fear a little too real. It’s Friday, and you know what that means: It’s time to vote for the Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards! Well, that, and…the Lessons of the Week! It’s been a busy week on the Great White Way (and Tony nominations are just around the corner), so take a second to soak it all in below. From some pie cravings to some psychotically angry commuters, study up! Savion Glover Will Kidnap You, Then DanceSavion Glover’s bringing his moves back to Broadway as Shuffle Along’s choreographer, and he’d love to step into the show himself. One problem: Director George C. Wolfe won’t let him. Wolfe vetoed the idea early on, but wouldn’t be surprised if someone ends up locked in a closet as Glover suspiciously saves the day. Watch your backs, dancers, and not just because you’re across the street from that hot-tempered American Psycho cast. We Need Blueberry Bacon Pie IRLIn honor of Ferguson’s restaurant-set play, we asked you: Which musical do you want to see open a theme restaurant? Broadway.com fans have a sweet tooth, as the pie-heavy Waitress took the top spot. We’re on board with this…and coming up with the perfect blueberry bacon pie recipe. We’re thinking bacon lattice top with the blueberries cooked in bacon fat. Also, cut bacon fat in the crust. Too much? Jesse Tyler Ferguson’s Calling HimselfIn Fully Committed, Jesse Tyler Ferguson takes on 40+ roles, including Gwyneth Paltrow’s assistant. He’s actually called restaurants to make reservations on behalf of a celebrity before. Which celebrity? Some guy named Jesse Tyler Ferguson. The Modern Family star admitted to occasionally calling in himself as his assistant. It doesn’t always work, but at least he can say he’s fully committed…to his character. Even Adam Jacobs’ Shower Is MusicalAladdin’s Adam Jacobs has a shower in his dressing room, so you’d expect that would mean a clean prince Ali Ababwa. But while giving us a backstage peek, he showed us the aforementioned shower, which is inaccessible due to stacks of his solo album. It’s all part of the glamour of Broadway, where you can sell your CDs in the lobby at the expense of smelling fresh for your leading lady. We’re sure Courtney understands. Beth Malone Has a Ring of SwagWhen she’s not pulling at your heart strings on stage in Fun Home, look for Beth Malone in the lobby. She very well could be selling merchandise. During a #LiveatFive visit, the Tony nominee was decked out in both a Fun Home hoodie and T-shirt. We assume she also had the matching baseball cap and keychain. Beth, have you considered joining the street team once you leave the show? You’re a natural! We’ll RIIIIISE for AKBWith the help of Broadway.com resident artist Justin “Squigs” Robertson, Elaine Stritch lives on in trading card form with his Lights of Broadway series. Incidentally, she also lives on in the form of Tuck Everlasting vlogger Andrew Keenan-Bolger. That’s what we gathered when he signed her trading card as himself. We’ll drink to that, and we’re really looking forward to enjoying a piece of Mahler’s with AKB in a caftan. Broadway.com Is The Land of DreamsWe’re all about making dreams come true here at Broadway.com, but this is true kismet. Last month, Derek Hough told us he’d love to be in Hairspray Live!. Fast forward to this week when it was announced that he was joining NBC’s telecast as Corny Collins. Between this and Norm, we think there’s something in our dream casting water. Start practicing that screlt, Brennyn: You’re up next. Alfie Boe Has Magic To Do Off-StageFor Alfie Boe, the magic doesn’t stop when he leaves the stage. When we talked with Finding Neverland baddie Marc Kudisch, he told a story about Boe introducing his friend’s daughter to Tinker Bell. Yes, Tinker Bell is a small light, but that small light can fly and communicate. Can you introduce us to her, Alfie? Can she teach us to fly? Rachel Tucker’s not answering our calls. We Think Hamilton’s Gonna Be SatisfiedIt’s no surprise that the juggernaut hit of the season would clean up well in the Broadway.com Audience Choice Award nominees. But you blew us all away by nominating Hamilton for a record-shattering 27 awards, including five of the five slots for Best Song. It’s up to you to pick the winners, but we do know one thing: Hamilton will very, very, VERY likely win Best Song. Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Beth Malone, Adam Jacobs, Derek Hough, Jessie Mueller & Andrew Keenan-Bolger(Photos: Bruce Glikas, Caitlin McNaney & Joan Marcus) View Commentslast_img read more

Health Professionals of the Brazilian Armed Forces Train to Fight Coronavirus

first_imgBy Andréa Barretto/Diálogo June 25, 2020 By the end of July, military and civilian health professionals will be trained to fight the coronavirus pandemic in Brazil. The Ministry of Defense’s initiative started in May, with service member-only classes. The first mixed classes with civilians started in June.Training of professionals is held in military health units, such as at the Armed Forces Hospital (HFA, in Portuguese), in Brasília, and the Army School of Health, in Rio de Janeiro. The school has trained 472 health professionals, including service members from military hospitals and civilians who work at the HFA, the Ministry of Defense’s Public Affairs Office indicated.The training sessions are carried out weekly in different health units nationwide, focusing on hands-on activities. (Photo: Alexandre Manfrim/Brazilian Ministry of Defense)In practiceThe Ministry of Defense offers a 16-hour emergency training, divided into two days, with theoretical and hands-on classes. The training includes pre-hospital care, management of drugs, and transportation of patients with confirmed or suspected cases of coronavirus. Students advance to orientations related to the care of patients with severe cases of COVID-19 in intensive care units. The classes are taught mainly with hands-on activities.Brazilian Army (EB, in Portuguese) First Lieutenant Rebeca Maciel Bizzoto, a neurologist at Brasília Military Area Hospital, participated in one of the first training classes. “I believe that any doctors, at some point during the pandemic, may be required to care for COVID-19 patients. The course was an opportunity for me to keep up to date and to review, be tested, and be better prepared to work on the front line,” said the doctor, who days after her training joined a mission to provide care for COVID-19 patients in Amazonas state.The team of 1st Lt. Bizzoto — consisting of 10 EB female health professionals — joined efforts at the São Gabriel da Cachoeira Garrison Hospital, in the city of Amazonas, on the border with Colombia and Venezuela, which provides support to the Indigenous population. The Brazilian Air Force delivered 2 tons of equipment to the hospital, such as ventilators and defibrillators, to support the mission.last_img read more

Use your brain… listen to your gut.

first_img 34SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Liz Garster Liz Garster is AVP of Marketing & Client Services at TwoScore, a firm dedicated to helping credit unions achieve their strategic goals through marketing. Working in credit unions for over … Web: www.twoscore.com Details Have you ever had a moment where something hit the fan and you thought, “I knew that was going to happen?”  If you were to freeze-frame that moment, it would be the very point where your gut is scolding your brain for not listening to what it told you to do in the first place.Mention bringing any type of emotion into your decision-making process and people cringe. Our society values logical, rational thinking over an intuitive thought process because anything sensory is perceived as clouding judgment. Not only that, a step-by-step process is more easily measured than something like a feeling or a hunch. Typical decision-making models include steps like collect information, identify alternatives, examine the evidence, make a choice, take action, etc.; there is no acknowledgement of a check engine light that may alert us something about the situation seems “off,” let alone a guideline of how to address that feeling.The best leaders use both sides of their brain when faced with tough choices. Harnessing the ability to listen to and follow your intuition can be a huge asset… and save you from the “I knew it!” moment later (because who wants to prove themselves wrong?).When Intuition Can Be Helpful:It allows you to proactively address problems. Perhaps you’ve felt tension and distance when working with a certain co-worker. That’s your red flag that something is up and needs addressed. Use intuition to address conflicts before they come to a head.It helps you “think different.” Tuning into your sensory mind keeps you open to new possibilities that your rational mind may have discounted.It keeps you aligned with your why. Simon Sinek has argued knowing your “why” can help you better inspire your employees and members. Following your intuition means you’re staying true to your personal values and mission, keeping that “why” in the forefront.What To Look Out For:Don’t let your ego get in the way. Fear and intuition are two different things; it’s important to know what the difference feels like for you. Anytime you have a gut reaction to news or a decision, ask yourself if the response comes from a place of self-doubt or fear.Recognize your biases. We’re human, meaning our experiences have built build and shaped our biases. Acknowledge when your intuition may be the result of stereotypes or preconceived beliefs. Having data and facts is an imperative part of making any choice; your intuition is meant to support what you already know. Give your body equal credit as your brain. If something feels extremely right or extremely wrong, take a moment to pay attention and think of why that might be. You could end up saving yourself that “Called it!” moment down the road.last_img read more

What credit unions should know about protecting their portfolios in uncertain times

first_img 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Trace Ledbetter Trace Ledbetter is Executive Vice President at State National Companies, where he directs and oversees delivery of all services and products for Lender Services, including customer relationship management, underwriting, and claims. Web: https://www.statenational.com Details State National is a CUES Premier Supplier Member. As everyone reading this is well aware, credit unions are special. No other financial institution exists with the mission of serving the well-being of their customers above all else, like credit unions do for their members.As everyone also knows, the world is currently experiencing extraordinary circumstances that have upended daily life — now, there’s no such thing as “business as usual.” One question being posed by credit unions everywhere is “How do we best care for our members during this time of unprecedented economic and social upheaval?”Caring for your members involves many decisions, both large and small, in every single area of your institution. Along with decisions related to areas such as whether to close branches, the amount of cash to keep on hand, and possible lending modifications — among hundreds of others — choices about how to safeguard members as well as your institution from undue risk are more important than ever.The Balancing Act of Risk MitigationWe recently conducted a series of interviews with risk mitigation professionals from credit unions of different sizes across the country. The risks they face may have a different flavor depending on where they are and how many members they serve, but in talking to them it became immediately clear that striking a balance between what is right for the financial institution and what provides a great experience for the member is a constant balancing act. Economic uncertainty, political volatility and, yes, even global pandemics, can make that tightrope even narrower.Risks our interviewees discussed were wide-ranging and varied in complexity. Planning for vulnerabilities as far-reaching and multi-layered as technological competition, compliance in a changing regulatory environment, and data integrity and security were a big part of what these professionals deal with every day. They also talked about more concrete but no less important aspects, such as weather emergencies and the everyday operational risk that comes from serving people in a physical location.Protecting your portfolio nowWith that said, portfolio protection is our greatest area of expertise, so we can speak to it in the most detail. We’ve heard from many of our CU partners seeking guidance on how to handle their CPI programs now. Each institution is unique, so there are few blanket statements to make about specific program details that would apply to all. What does apply to everyone, though, is that mitigating risk in your portfolio is critical to weathering this storm as well as recovering successfully when the storm has passed.One in eight drivers in the U.S. is uninsured — a number that will likely grow as your members face increasing financial hardships. Given that, as well as many unanswered questions about what will happen with the U.S. and world economy, making sure your credit union’s auto and mortgage collateral is properly insured is essential. It’s part of protecting your institution, as well as protecting your members, both now and in the future.The question is: What is the fairest, most efficient way to protect both while also best caring for your members and creating the best possible member experience?Having partnered closely with credit unions of all sizes, all around the country, for almost half a century, it is our experience that collateral protection insurance (CPI) stands out as the clear answer — IF it is part of a well-run, well-managed program.  Some insurers may suggest that blanket insurance is the way to go to avoid member noise, and it may seem so on the surface — but there’s more to how it affects your members’ experience than meets the eye at first glance.Who Should Pay?Your members are the owners and primary stakeholders of your credit union, and most of them do comply with the promise they made to maintain insurance on the car or home they financed. But with a blanket policy, ALL members — those who keep their property insured and those who don’t — bear the cost. Depending on your location that might happen directly or indirectly, but either way, the cost is shared by all members. Our philosophy — one we feel best fits the value system credit unions stand for — is that serving the greatest good means taking care of your membership as a whole and keeping costs as low as possible for the majority while still providing adequate protection for all.But What About Member Noise?With a well-run CPI program using state-of-the-art automation that updates insurance data in real time, members only hear from the provider when there is no proof of insurance in place. The vast majority of members will never receive a notice or even be aware the program exists. Even those who haven’t provided insurance information, or those whose information is incorrect or insufficient, receive multiple chances to correct the deficiency before a policy is placed. And again, with a well-run program, it is exceedingly easy for members to submit, through multiple channels, with updates recorded immediately.  When it comes to protecting your collateral, don’t let scare tactics or publicized examples of poorly managed programs make the decision for you — or your members. A well-run CPI program protects not only your portfolio, but also your member experience and the financial health of your credit union.Learning From Experience — and From ExpertsUnpredictable and unprecedented changes in the external environment can bring about unexpected business risks and challenges. The type of major economic shock we’ve seen recently brings with it an increased recognition that risk is something that must always be kept in mind and a renewed focus on identifying and planning for it.In the upcoming weeks and months, we will be sharing resources and information about many areas of concern to credit unions in these volatile times. Topics will vary, depending on what pressing needs may be in the moment. Some will have little to do with the products and services we offer — they will be presented simply for the purpose of offering assistance you need to navigate what’s happening.Be on the lookout for more resources to come, including topical information and advice developed in conjunction with our industry partners Filene Research, Callahan & Associates, and more. In the meantime, please stay safe, and let us know how we can help you and your credit union not only survive but thrive in the unpredictable days and months ahead.last_img read more

Law enforcement, law offices work to provide a safe New Year

first_imgSchimmerling said he loves to see the number of people taking advantage of the offer continue to increase every year. (WBNG) — This New Year’s Eve, one local attorney’s office wants you to begin the new year safely. This is the 23rd year of Safe Night, an event run by Schimmerling Injury Law Offices in Endicott. The office sponsors free or discounted cab rides for up to $25 from midnight until 4 a.m. early New Year’s Day. “We’re asking people to either download the Lyft app if they don’t have it or use the Lyft app, and what you do is you go into the Lyft app and you type in SafeNight20 and that will enable you to charge the ride to my office,” said Tom Schimmerling, an attorney with the law firm. While in the past the office has partnered with the local cab company Yellow Cab, there’s a new twist to the program this year. Again, if you’d like to participate, use the code “Safenight2020” when paying for your ride on the Lyft app. This story has been updated to reflect the new code and ride value.last_img read more

Vietnam reports H5N1 fatality

first_imgJan 23, 2008 (CIDRAP News) – Health officials in Vietnam said today that a 32-year-old man has died of H5N1 avian influenza, signaling the country’s first reported case and death of the new year.The man was from northern Vietnam’s Tuyen Quang province, about 50 miles northwest of Hanoi, the Associated Press (AP) reported today. If his case is confirmed by the World Health Organization (WHO), he will be listed as Vietnam’s 102nd case-patient and its 48th fatality from the disease.To Doan Hong, of the provincial Preventive Medicine Center, told the AP that the man died last week, 2 days after he was admitted to the nation’s tropical disease hospital in Hanoi. Hong said the man got sick after slaughtering and cooking geese and chickens that had died on his backyard farm on Jan 9, according to the AP report. Samples from poultry were also positive for the virus, he said.Samples from the man’s family and neighbors have tested negative for the H5N1 virus, and officials have disinfected the man’s house, along with areas in his neighborhood, Hong told the AP.Tuyen Quang is one of four provinces that are currently on the Vietnamese government’s avian flu watch list, the AP report said.Vietnam’s last human H5N1 case was confirmed by the WHO on Dec 28. The patient was a 4-year-old boy from Son La province who died on Dec 16 after 5 days in the hospital. The WHO had said the source of the boy’s infection was still under investigation. The country has the second-highest avian flu case count, after Indonesia.In other developments, the WHO today confirmed Indonesia’s latest H5N1 case, that of a 32-year-old man from Tangerang, a suburb of Jakarta, who is being treated in a Jakarta hospital. His case raises the WHO’s H5N1 count for Indonesia to 120 cases with 97 deaths; the global count is 352 cases with 219 deaths.The man got sick on Jan 13 and was hospitalized 6 days later, according to a statement from the WHO. Investigators are trying to determine the source of his infection. According to a report yesterday from Indonesia’s National Committee for Avian Influenza Control and Pandemic Influenza Preparedness, the man is a sales executive at an automobile company.See also:Jan 23 WHO statementJan 22 CIDRAP News story “Indonesia reports another H5N1 case”last_img read more

Exposed: the secrets of millions of lease contracts

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Lyon president offers Arsenal hope of signing Houssem Aouar but sets deadline

first_img Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 30 Sep 2020 6:24 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link8.2kShares The Gunners also admire Thomas Partey (Picture: Getty Images)Lyon are believed to be holding out for a fee in the region of £46m for their star midfielder who propelled them to the Champions League semi-finals last season.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTAouar, Memphis Depay and former Arsenal midfielder Jeff Reine-Adelaide have all been linked with moves away from the club, and Aulas admitted two players could leave before Friday evening.Speaking at a press conference for the announcement of new midfield signing Lucas Paqueta from AC Milan on Wednesday, Aulas said: ‘From Friday evening, when Rudi [Garcia] will choose his squad vs Marseille, there will be no departures.‘We could see ourselves lose two players.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalJuventus and Manchester City are the other two clubs linked with a move for Aouar.Aulas confirmed that three top clubs are keen on their star midfielder, but reiterated none of them have matched Lyon’s valuation as of yet.‘We know that three big clubs are interested in him, two in the short-term, 1 in the long-term,’ he added.‘Not much has happened. All the clubs can’t give us financially what Lyon wants.’MORE: Arsenal respond to rumours Ainsley Maitland-Niles could be joining Manchester UnitedMORE: Arsenal issue positive injury updates ahead of Liverpool Carabao Cup clashFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and InstagramFor more stories like this, check our sport page Advertisement Arsenal want Aouar at the Emirates (Picture: Getty Images)Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has offered Arsenal hope of signing Houssem Aouar, setting a deadline of Friday evening for any departures and admitting the club may ‘lose two players’ before then.Mikel Arteta is pursuit of a central midfielder to bolster his options in the middle of the park, an area in which the north London club have been light in recent years.The Gunners have already had two bids for Aouar turned down, with the latest said to be a £32 million offer. Comment Lyon president offers Arsenal hope of signing Houssem Aouar but sets deadline Advertisementlast_img read more

Australian state declares emergency

first_imgAustralia has been battling wildfiresacross much of its east coast for weeks, leaving six people dead, over 680homes destroyed and nearly 3-million acres (1.2-million hectares) of bushlandburnt.(Reuters) The state of emergency declarationgave firefighters broad powers to control government resources, forceevacuations, close roads and shut down utilities across New South Wales, whichis home to over 7-million people. SYDNEY – Australia’s most populousstate declared its second emergency on Thursday as extreme heat stoked over 100bushfires, including three major blazes on Sydney’s doorstep. Authorities said nearly 120 firesremained ablaze by late afternoon. Rural Fire Service crews engage in property protection of a number of homes along the Old Hume Highway near the town of Tahmoor as the Green Wattle Creek Fire threatens a number of communities in the southwest of Sydney, Australia on Dec. 19. AAP IMAGE/DEAN LEWINS/VIA REUTERS last_img read more

Cricket News WATCH VIDEO – Shikhar Dhawan counters short ball by playing tennis and cricket in practice

first_imgDhawan scored a quickfire 32 in the Adelaide ODI against AustraliaDhawan ended 2018 as the leading run-getter in T20IsIndia are aiming to end historic tour with win in MCG New Delhi: Australia is currently gripped with cricket and the Australian Open. The Melbourne Cricket Ground and the Rod Laver Arena are close to each other and it gives sporting fans a great opportunity to witness both marquee events. However, Shikhar Dhawan, the left-handed opener for India has decided to get the best of both sports and is apparently inspired by the action which is going on at the Rod Laver Arena. In the practice session before the Melbourne ODI, Dhawan used tennis and cricket to get his batting in order. In a video uploaded on Cricket Australia, Dhawan was seen practising the short ball and utilised the values of tennis in order to prepare for the bouncer barrage that he could be confronted in the game in Melbourne.When asked about the drill, Dhawan explained that it was a method to counter the short ball. “The drill is to keep my muscle memory and reflexes quick for bouncers as Australia has fast bowlers. As an opener, I make sure that my reflexes are quick and my decision making becomes even strong. It is a repetitive drill. I like doing it. Anywhere we play nowadays, two bouncers are allowed. It is a good weapon for bowlers and it is a good opportunity to score runs off bouncers,” Dhawan said.In the video, MS Dhoni smashed a forehand and Dhawan responded by pulling the short ball on leg stump. The bowling coach also gave some forehands to which Dhawan played with a certain degree of ease. It is a well-known fact that Dhawan sometimes struggles against the short ball and the Delhi left-hander wants to counter the bouncer barrage and score some runs in a quick manner. In the past, videos have emerged from Australia where opposition team batsmen combat the extra bounce on offer by banging balls on a concrete slab placed in the middle of the practice strip. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. highlights Dhawan showed glimpses of his good form in the ODI in Adelaide when he smashed 32 off 28 balls. He had a magnificent time in the Twenty20 series as he ended 2018 with a record tally of runs, managing 676 runs and creating a world record for most runs in a calendar year. in Twenty20 Internationals. Dhawan would be hoping to end the tour on the ultimate high with a match-winning knock in Melbourne, his new home away from home.A solid show from Dhawan will put him in a great frame of mind as they look to put in a better show in the upcoming five-match ODI series against New Zealand which begins on January 23.last_img read more