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Sutton Foster Marries Fiance Ted Griffin Today!

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first_img Sutton Foster View Comments Star Filescenter_img She got fat boy’s famous arrow! Tony winner Sutton Foster and screenwriter Ted Griffin celebrate their wedding on October 25 in Santa Barbara, California. The two got engaged in August 2013.Foster took home Tony awards for her performances in Anything Goes and Thoroughly Modern Millie. She was also nominated for Violet, Shrek, The Drowsy Chaperone and Little Women. Her TV credits include Bunheads and TVLand’s Younger, which premieres on January 13, 2015. Griffin’s screenwring credits include Ocean’s Eleven, Tower Heist, Matchstick Men and Ravenous.Congratulations, Sutton and Ted! Enjoy that cake!last_img

So You Think You Can Dance Winner Ricky Ubeda to Join On the Town

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first_img View Comments Related Shows A helluva dancer is heading to Broadway! So You Think You Can Dance season 11 victor Ricky Ubeda will join the ensemble of On the Town later this month. He will leap across the Lyric Theatre stage from February 27 through April 26. The opportunity to appear in the production was announced as one of the prizes for the winner last summer. Check out one of Ubeda’s stunning performances from the FOX series below! On the Town The revival stars Tony Yazbeck, Jay Armstrong Johnson and Clyde Alves as Gabey, Chip and Ozzie, respectively, as well as Megan Fairchild, Jackie Hoffman, Michael Rupert, Elizabeth Stanley and Alysha Umphress. Ubeda will join an ensemble that includes fellow SYTYCD alum Jess LeProtto, who competed in the show’s eighth season. Ubeda auditioned for the FOX competition’s eleventh season while a high school student in Miami, Florida. After taking the top spot and being crowned “America’s Favorite Dancer,” he went on tour with his fellow competitors and appeared on numerous talk shows. He also choreographs and teaches across the country. First seen on Broadway in 1944, On the Town features music by Leonard Bernstein and a book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. It follows the adventures of three sailors on leave in New York City. Based on the ballet Fancy Free by Jerome Robbins, the musical’s toe-tapping numbers include “New York, New York,” “I Can Cook Too,” “Lonely Town” and “Some Other Time.” Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 6, 2015last_img read more

Nix ticks

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first_imgIt’s summer, and outdoor activities are on the menu. Make sure you don’t end up on the menu of a blood-sucking travel partner when you are out and about, say University of Georgia experts. “Think of them as little vampires,” said Elmer Gray, a UGA Cooperative Extension entomologist. “All ticks require blood meals to survive and reproduce. And the United States has about 80 species of ticks that can feed on humans and other mammals, reptiles, birds and even frogs.”Ticks common in Georgia are the lone star tick, American dog tick, blacklegged or deer tick and brown dog tick. Transmit diseases”Most people are naturally repulsed by the idea of something sucking their blood,” said Nancy Hinkle, an entomologist with the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. “But ticks do transmit diseases, too.” While tick-borne diseases are relatively uncommon in Georgia, the Georgia Division of Public Health reports 50-80 suspected cases of Rocky Mountain spotted fever each year in addition to a few cases of Lyme Disease. Rocky Mountain spotted fever is the most commonly reported tick-borne disease in Georgia. Lone star ticks and blacklegged ticks both can carry human ehrlichiosis, a family of sometimes-deadly diseases with a range of flu-like symptoms.In general, a tick has to be attached to its host for at least 24 hours to transmit disease. “The diseases most often associated with ticks in Georgia are often typified by the onset of flu-like symptoms, including severe headaches, fever, rash and a general flu-like condition,” Gray said. “If you have any of these symptoms following a tick bite or after having been where ticks hang out, see a doctor promptly.”Prevention”Ticks don’t fly, jump, leap or climb very high, so they are seldom found high above ground,” Hinkle said. “They hang on low-growing vegetation, stick out their hook-like claws and when we walk by, they latch on and climb upward.” The best way to avoid tick bites is to stay in areas where the vegetation is open or maintained below ankle height. Walking trails should be kept mowed, and hikers should avoid any vegetation brushing against their legs during the summer. Hinkle recommends treating socks and pant legs up to the knee with products that contain permethrin. For added protection, tuck pant cuffs into your socks. “That keeps ticks on the treated surface and off our skin,” she said.Repellents help reduce the chance of getting a tick bite, too. It’s important to target the feet, legs and waistline when applying repellents.Reduce ticks around the house by keeping grass and brush cut short. Gray said this not only reduces places for ticks to live, but exposes them to sunlight, which can kill them. Use tweezers to remove ticks that are attached to skin. Pinch the tick close to the mouthparts to remove as much as possible. Apply an antiseptic to the site immediately after removing a tick.Check your pooch, tooWhile dogs don’t seem to be affected by Rocky Mountain spotted fever, they can suffer joint pain from Lyme disease, Gray said. And dogs and cats can catch other deadly diseases from ticks. Ask a veterinarian for an appropriate treatment to repel ticks.”Check your pets daily for ticks,” Hinkle said. “Run your fingers through their coat and remove any ticks before they start feeding.”last_img read more

Human Rights are Fundamental in Paraguay, Says General Torales

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first_img I DID NOT KNOW GENERAL MARCUS AURELIUS TORALES. THE ARTICLE SEEMS CORRECT TO ME. I STILL THINK THAT IN PARAGUAY THERE WAS A COUP D ‘ ÉTAT, PROMOTED BY LANDOWNERS WITH THE SUPPORT OF SOME BISHOPS AND DOUBTLESS WITH THE APPROVAL OF THE HIERARCHIES OF THE ARMY. OF COURSE, IF YOU HAD ASKED ABOUT THIS TO GENERAL TORALES HE WOULD HAVE REPLIED BY DENYING IT. ALL OF US KNOW HOW THE WEALTH DISTRIBUTION IS LIKE IN PARAGUAY. PLEASE REPORT MORE. DIÁLOGO: How do the Armed Forces help the Paraguayan people in a non-traditional way? On the other hand, the Paraguayan Army and Navy are developing a process to obtain cutting-edge technology, while the Air Force is doing research on the construction of unmanned aerial vehicles in collaboration with several National Universities. Interview with Lt. Gen. Marco Aurelio Torales, Paraguay’s Joint Staff Lieutenant General Marco Aurelio Torales: The Armed Forces have the structure and capacity to deploy resources quickly in order to support civilians, while working jointly with other state agencies and non-governmental organizations. They can also cooperate with international organizations and partner nations’ Armed Forces, such as those within CONOSUR, without neglecting their constitutional role and performing civic actions periodically, especially in communities where support is strongly needed. By Dialogo September 27, 2012 Lt. Gen. Torales: Fundamental human rights are omnipresent in our actions; the Armed Forces have been trained in this area at all levels. All our units have a human rights department, which assesses and monitors the activities performed by the military personnel. It has also been integrated as a subject in all our training centers. DIÁLOGO: What is going to be the new role of military technology in Paraguay? Lt. Gen. Torales: The actions carried out by the rebel group identified as EPP have decreased in the northern part of the country, due to State presence through security organizations. The Armed Forces have intensified intelligence in that area, supporting the National Police to discourage and deter EEP actions, an organization that operates outside the law. center_img As for indigenous rights, there is institutional awareness and commitment in this aspect. The Paraguayan National Constitution considers, protects, and respects the rights of all indigenous communities. The Armed Forces support the native communities through civic action and humanitarian assistance. DIÁLOGO: What actions do the Armed Forces take to respect human rights and support indigenous communities in Paraguay? Lt. Gen. Torales: Currently, the Paraguayan Armed Forces are going through a transformational process, preparing to confront challenges and emerging threats as they appear. This involves not only the structural level, but also the acquisition of instruments and human resources training and instruction. All these efforts take time and generate economic costs. Lt. Gen. Torales: Our cooperation with neighboring countries consists of joint efforts through information exchange, support with specialized personnel and methods to counter drug trafficking, weapons trafficking, among others, in addition to joint military operations. DIÁLOGO: What kind of work and cooperation do the Armed Forces carry out with neighboring countries on Paraguay’s borders? DIÁLOGO: What is the current status of the EPP guerrilla group (Paraguayan People’s Army)? After his participation in the IV South American Defense Conference held in Bogotá, Colombia, from July 24-26, Lieutenant General Marco Aurelio Torales, Commander of Paraguay’s Joint Staff, talked to Diálogo about the cooperation between the Armed Forces of his country and others in the Hemisphere, as well as the advocacy for Paraguayan indigenous people’s rights and human rights in general, among other topics. last_img read more

The importance of developing an omnichannel experience for your members

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first_imgAs technology evolves, so does your connection with credit union members. In today’s environment, your members may use several digital and in-person channels for conducting transactions and managing their money. And, while they may be heavily committed to one channel, members relish in the availability of multi-channels—providing them the flexibility to utilize the best option based on their needs at any given time. An omnichannel strategy involves allowing members to access credit union services from a variety of channels, including a website, a mobile app, social media networks, and physical branches. To further empower credit union, each channel should also provide metrics for your credit union to gather data and determine usage and engagement. In order to develop a complete omnichannel experience, there are a few important steps you should follow.Build an Online PresenceMembers research nearly every important decision they make online. That diligent research does not stop short of shopping for the best rates for loans and seeking out the credit union with the best-rated customer service reviews and most consumer-friendly options. Be sure you can be easily found online. You should have active, engaging social media networks, as well as a functional, easy-to-understand website. Create a Mobile AppPeople are relying on their phones to accomplish tasks they used to have to do in person. They expect to be able to access anything they can with their computer through their phone. Consumers also expect the mobile experience to be just as seamless as the desktop-based online experience. Be sure your mobile app is easy to understand and provides a wide assortment of features. If the creation of an app is beyond the realm of possibilities, consider partnering with a third-party vendor to bring the functionality and experience to your online environment. Reform Physical ChannelsAlthough digital channels are emerging as essential capabilities of a financial institution, physical branches remain important.  Consumers are attracted by experiences—both digital and physical. A place to develop community and relationships is what credit unions are all about.  Even with an influx of digital channels, branches will remain a vital hub for credit union outreach.  However, the transactions that are occurring at branches are shifting with the convenience online and mobile banking offer.  Therefore, branch design will need to reform to accommodate a higher demand on digital experiences. Consider using your physical presence to align with your digital experience—allowing it to stand alone or to be part of the “bigger picture.”Don’t Overlook Phone CallsThe moment consumers become a serious prospect, they pick up the phone and call. Across industries, consumers are using the phone to actually talk to businesses more than ever, according to BIA/Kelsey. BIA/Kelsey also reports that mobile customer phone calls will reach 162 billion by 2019. That’s more than double the calls made in 2014. Smartphones should make the transition from online to offline seamless. After all, consumers can go from a website, ad, or email to a phone call with just the tap of a button—something they’re choosing to do so at an increasing rate. Just remember, when it comes to personal finances, human conversations are the foundational building blocks of trust and long-lasting customer relationships.Initiate Personalized MarketingMembers have become accustomed to personalized marketing from a vast majority of retail brokers. Take Amazon, for example. They make their users feel cared for because they store vast amounts of data on every visit to their website. Using analytics from a data warehouse, they are able to suggest products people love or didn’t even know existed. And, their recommendations are usually right on the mark.Credit unions should follow the same approach for their members.  When members visit the credit union’s website, walk into a branch or open the mobile app, they want a personalized experience.  They want to receive advice and offers that are relevant to their current stage in life.  Suggesting products that members will love can only be achieved through an effective analytics program. That positions credit unions to be helpful rather than invasive.Launch Member-Centric Data AnalyticsAnalytics is the new buzzword for obtaining member data.  Learning as much about a member as possible in-person or over the phone has always been how credit unions developed deep relationships and offered wise counsel.  However, with the influx of new memberships and a widening array of products available, this is no longer a sustainable practice.  The sheer amount of product mixes available to members requires a more precise approach.  Collecting insight by analyzing members’ online activity and site/app usage is the new method for determining your members’ needs and deepening your relationship with them.Deliver Omnichannel Credit Union ExperiencesSince customers are looking for unique and lasting experiences, credit unions must distinguish themselves with exceptional ones.  Tailoring advice and products based on a member’s profile is a great place for credit unions to begin their omnichannel strategy.  Mastering the omnichannel experience is one of the greatest opportunities for the credit union industry and helping them to stay true to its roots and truly show care for their members.An omnichannel experience allows your members to start a transaction in one channel and complete it in another while having a similar experience and consistent system capabilities throughout. But, it’s not just the member who benefits from this approach. An omnichannel strategy will ultimately allow your credit union to improve performance, connect more meaningfully with your members, earn their loyalty, and make informed decisions that drive growth and improve service.CTA: For additional information on how to engage your members, download our new ebook, Meeting Consumer Self-Serve Payment Demand. 19SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Jason O’Brien As Director of Technology Strategies for SWBC’s Financial Institution Group, Jason is responsible for developing and launching new products and services that address financial institution needs and provide a … Web: www.swbc.com Detailslast_img read more

Police: 2 juveniles steal vehicles, charged with felonies

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first_imgLater, police say they found the two juveniles in a different vehicle on State Route 7 in Unadilla. They say the two did not stop for a second traffic stop but eventually turned into the parking lot of a Speedway where they were taken into custody. Authorities say the first vehicle was stolen from the town of Downsville and the second vehicle was stolen from Unadilla. Both juveniles were arraigned by a judge and released to their legal guardians. The 16-year-old was also charged two counts of fleeing from an officer in a motor vehicle in the 3rd degree, both misdemeanors. They say the vehicle went off the road and struck a tree. According to police, both juveniles exited the vehicle and took off on foot.center_img (WBNG) — Two junveniles were arrested following a pursuit with state troopers on June 6. The New York State Police Department says a 16 and 17-year-old were charged with criminal possession of stolen property in the 4th degree and grand larceny in the 3rd degree, both felonies. Authorities say police were notified of an erratic driver on interstate 88 near the village of Unadilla. Troopers attempted to make a traffic stop but the vehicle did not stop.last_img read more

The Property Computer Show 2000

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Russia discharges second Chinese man to recover from coronavirus

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first_imgRussia discharged a Chinese national from hospital in the Siberian city of Chita on Wednesday after he recovered from a coronavirus infection, local authorities said.He was the second of Russia’s two confirmed cases of coronavirus to recover. The other victim, also a Chinese national, was said by authorities on Tuesday to have recovered and been released from quarantine in Siberia’s Tyumen region.Russia has isolated hundreds of Russian and Chinese nationals for virus screening upon arrival from China. Russian authorities also quarantined a Chinese diplomat this week as a precaution. Topics :last_img

PREMIUMUnions, students, CSOs gear up for protests against omnibus bill on job creation

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first_imgFacebook Linkedin Forgot Password ? Topics : A coalition of civil society organizations, major labor unions and student organizations is preparing for street rallies in March to protest against the omnibus bill on job creation.The planned protest of the 1,028-page draft bill, released by the government on Feb. 12, comes following the withdrawal of some labor unions from a government-formed coordination team consisting of union, business and government representatives.The unions refused to stay on the team as they want change in the draft bill before it is sent to the House for deliberation. They also believe that the team was made solely to legitimize the bill.Coordinating Economic Minister Airlangga Hartarto, however, stated that the draft from the government was final and the ball was in the House’s court now.Representatives from the Indonesian People’s Faction (FRI), which consists of student organizati… LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Google Log in with your social account labor-union student-organizations omnibus-bill BEM-UI omnibus-bill-on-job-creation civil-society-organizations Cipta-Lapangan-Kerja CSO ciptakerlast_img read more

Armstrong aces Tri-State Modified field

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first_imgBy Rob NugentPOCOLA, Okla. (June 24) – Drew Armstrong made the trip from Alexandria, Ark., to Tri-State Speedway pay off with his second IMCA Modified feature win this season at Pocola.Kayden Menasco was the runner-up and H. Palmer crossed the line in third.last_img