London Odds & Ends: Lin-Manuel Miranda to Star in Hamilton & More

first_imgLin-Manuel Miranda in ‘Hamilton'(Photo: Joan Marcus) Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today from London. Lin-Manuel Miranda to Eventually Star in HamiltonLooks like Lin-Manuel Miranda will be in the room where it happens in London! According to the Daily Mail, he will join the West End cast of Hamilton in 2018 or 2019. As previously reported, his hit tuner is set to open at the refurbished Victoria Palace Theatre in the West End in October 2017. As if you weren’t already aware, the acclaimed, Pulitzer Prize, Grammy and presumably Tony-winning show is playing at the Richard Rodgers Theatre.Carlyss Peer Tapped for B’way-Bound Groundhog DayBroadway.com has confirmed that Carlyss Peer will star opposite Main Stem favorite Andy Karl in the Great White Way-bound Groundhog Day. The RADA-trained actress will play TV producer Rita in the musical from Tim Minchin and Danny Rubin (who also penned the movie). Directed by Matthew Warchus and choreographed by Peter Darling, the production will make its world premiere at London’s Old Vic on July 11; the Broadway transfer is scheduled to start previews on January 23, 2017.Ruth Wilson Will Headline Hedda GablerThe Affair’s Ruth Wilson, who was Tony nominated for Constellations last year, will return to the stage in Hedda Gabler, the Daily Mail writes. Ivo Van Hove, whose New York stage credits this season alone include The Crucible, David Bowie’s Lazarus and A View From the Bridge, will direct the previously reported National Theatre’s revival of Ibsen’s classic. Performances will begin at the Lyttleton Theatre in December. View Commentslast_img read more

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Vermont Field House becomes first net-zero energy secondary school building in nation

first_imgThe Putney School, a college preparatory boarding high school in southern Vermont, cut the ribbon Saturday on its 16,800 square foot net-zero energy field house that will produce as much energy as it uses over the course of a year.There are only a handful of net-zero energy buildings in the United States—The Putney School Field House is the nation’s first net-zero energy secondary school building and Vermont’s first commercial net-zero energy building. Of the project’s $6 million budget, $5.1 million was spent on building construction.“We want to show the world that net-zero energy technology for public buildings exists right now,” says Putney School Director Emily Jones. “It’s time to move net-zero energy buildings from the theoretical realm into reality.”By definition, net-zero energy buildings generate as much energy as they consume over the course of a year. The energy used is usually produced on-site and comes from renewable energy sources such as wind, solar, geothermal, or biomass. These buildings are designed to minimize the use of natural resources and energy. According to Architect Bill Maclay, whose firm designed The Putney School Field House, such buildings not only protect the environment by minimizing energy use and reducing the need for outside (fossil fuel- based) energy sources, they pay for themselves through improved efficiency and lower operating costs and help avoid the risks associated with fuel price volatility. Over the course of a year, the total energy bill will be zero.“There are only a handful of net-zero energy buildings in the nation,” says Bill Maclay, president and founder of Maclay Architects. “Our hope is that this will be one of the first of many such buildings. This will show the world that our buildings can—and should—be built to meet much stronger energy standards to not only protect the environment but also to improve an organization’s bottom line.”The super-insulated, super-energy-efficient building will use the sun for its heating (including passive solar) and electricity needs. Sixteen sun-tracking photovoltaic solar panels will power the building and, in an average year, will enable the building to do better than break even on its energy use. During the winter months the building will draw electricity from the grid. During sunny months, the photovoltaic cells will feed excess energy back into the grid. According to Project Architect Bill Gallup, in addition to paying no energy bill, The Putney School will actually receive 6 cents per kilowatt-hour for electricity fed back (net-metered) into the grid.“This spacious building will be both a snapshot of sustainable building technology at this point in history and an educational tool for other schools whose curricula include sustainability,” says Putney School CFO Randy Smith.The Putney School will have real-time energy monitoring data available to the public on their website when the building is certified for occupancy in November 2009.In addition to being the first net-zero energy secondary school building in the nation, the design team anticipates that The Putney School Field House will be one of only five platinum (the highest possible rating) LEED-certified school buildings in the country. LEED, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is the nationally-accepted standard and rating system for high performance (green) buildings developed by the U.S. Green Building Council.For more information, visit: www.putneyfieldhouse.org(link is external).About The Putney School:The Putney School is a boarding and day high school in southeastern Vermont situated on a 500-acre working dairy farm run by the students, in addition to a normal class day. Founded by Carmelita Hinton in 1935, The Putney School remains dedicated to progressive education as a better way of preparing young men and women for college and a sustainable future. For more information on The Putney School or Putney School Summer Programs, visit www.putneyschool.org(link is external).About Maclay Architects:Founded in 1982, Maclay Architects is a Vermont-based architectural firm specializing in innovative, sustainable design for individuals, businesses and organizations seeking to create vibrant places for life, work and play. Firm founder and president, William Maclay, has worked in sustainable design since 1971, bringing his lifelong passion for the environment into his work through the design and creation of beautiful, sustainable buildings. Through its team of LEED-accredited professionals, the firm offers a full-range of architectural services for all phases of residential, commercial and institutional projects. For more information, visit www.maclayarchitects.com(link is external). Source: The Putney School, Vermont.# # #last_img read more

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Assembling a big data team at your credit union

first_imgby: Brandon BoglerTo be successful, every initiative within a community financial institution (FI) requires a competent, knowledgeable group of collaborators, working together toward a common goal. An FI’s data analytics strategy is no exception.Building a strong Big Data team often means the difference between effectively or ineffectively utilizing data analytics to its full potential. According to PwC’s fifth annual Digital IQ survey of more than 1,000 business and technology executives, fewer than half (44 percent) of respondents said they have the right mix of individuals to manage a purposeful data analytics effort.A recent Credit Union Magazine article offers five steps to begin building your Big Data team:Define your data analytics needs — Ideally, a quality Big Data team will be made up of individuals who posses the skills necessary to effectively interpret data. They will possess expertise in the areas of business analysis, analytics, data technology and visualization. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Decoding the ‘member experience’

first_img 10SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » You’ve most likely heard about the “member experience.”It sounds like a nebulous concept that is someone else’s responsibility. After all, how can one person control the whole member experience for your credit union?Who’s responsible for the member experi­ence, anyway? Isn’t it the CEO? Or the branch manager?But when you think about it, the member experience belongs to all of us.First, let’s define what we’re talk­ing about when we say the “member experience.” It’s how your members interact with the credit union via every touch point: your branches, call center, website, or mobile app.That’s a big world to tackle. And some credit unions believe the member experience comes from people alone.The full member experience involves three distinct elements:last_img read more

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NEWS SCAN: WHO confirms 5 Egyptian H5N1 cases, Jakarta culls backyard birds, ‘silent’ avian flu infection

first_imgMay 22, 2009WHO confirms 5 cases of H5N1 in Egyptian preschoolersThe World Health Organization (WHO) today confirmed five previously reported cases of H5N1 avian influenza in Egypt. The cases were reported by Egypt’s Ministry of Health between May 13 and May 20 and involved three 4-year-olds and two 3-year-olds. One of the 4-year-olds died on May 18, and the rest are listed in stable condition. All of the cases had close contact with dead or sick poultry. The cases bring the total of WHO-confirmed H5N1 cases in the country to 74, including 27 deaths. Twenty-three of the 34 cases confirmed by the WHO this year have come from Egypt. The worldwide count now stands at 429, including 262 deaths.[May 22 WHO notice]Jakarta officials seize, cull 1,600 backyard birdsOfficials in East Jakarta, Indonesia, recently confiscated and culled 1,609 birds in efforts to decrease the spread of avian influenza in the city, the Jakarta Post reported today. Adnan Ahmad, chief of the East Jakarta Animal Husbandry Office, said workers doing spot checks had seized 746 chickens, 703 pigeons, 126 swans, and 34 ducks in response to a 2007 law designed to curb backyard poultry holdings in the city. “We plan to conduct the spot checks once a week until the municipality is fowl-free,” Ahmad said.[May 22 Jakarta Post story]Evidence of ‘silent’ H5N1 infection in CambodiaA study in the Jun 15 Journal of Infectious Diseases (JID) found 7 of 674 villagers (less than 1%) to have antibodies to the H5N1 avian influenza virus, indicating they were exposed to the virus without exhibiting significant symptoms. All those testing positive for H5N1 antibodies were younger than 17, with a median age of 12, compared with a median age of 27 for those who had no antibodies. In addition, the researchers determined that bathing or swimming in household ponds that may have harbored the virus may have increased the villagers’ exposure. “This conclusion is somewhat reassuring, because it suggests that large pockets of infected persons are probably not being missed,” wrote Drs. Sylvie Briand and Keiji Fukuda of the WHO in an accompanying editorial, but added a caveat: “Although these results cannot be considered to be representative without broader confirmation, they show that, in some settings, surveillance may substantially miss H5N1 virus infections.”[Jun 15 JID study abstract][Accompanying editorial]last_img read more

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Planning Preserving Westminster peace?

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Stan Kroenke to give cash injection to Arsenal with players close to agreeing pay cut

first_imgAdvertisement Stan Kroenke to give cash injection to Arsenal with players close to agreeing pay cut Metro Sport ReporterThursday 16 Apr 2020 11:57 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.5kShares Stan Kroenke is providing a major cash injection for Arsenal (SIPA USA/PA Images)Stan Kroenke will give Arsenal a ‘major cash injection’ to help the club through the coronavirus pandemic, according to reports.Kroenke has been heavily criticised by Arsenal supporters in the past and has been accused of not investing enough in the club.But according to MailOnline, the 72-year-old has ‘guaranteed’ that he will inject millions into the club in order to help their finances whilst the season remains suspended.Kroenke, who is worth around $10 billion (£8bn), also owns NFL side Los Angeles Rams, while his wife owns the Denver Nuggets in the NBA and the Colorado Avalanche in the NHL.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTArsenal’s players have been in talks with the club’s hierarchy to discuss a potential pay cut while the season has been halted.Mikel Arteta has reportedly urged the players to accept a 12.5 per cent cut over the next 12 months, although the figure depends on whether they qualify for next season’s Champions League. Mikel Arteta has been a vital link between the players and Arsenal’s hierarchy (Getty Images)According to The Athletic, Arsenal are now ‘very close’ to reaching an agreement with their players following Arteta’s intervention.The report claims that 14 first-team players were initially against the club’s proposal to cut wages.Members of the squad are said to prefer a pay deferral and wanted guarantees that the money would be used to pay non-playing staff at the club.Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisement Commentlast_img read more

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Bulldogs Baseball Team Slayed By Dragons

first_imgThe Batesville Bulldogs drop another to the New Palestine Dragons 15-1.Bulldogs vs. New Palestine Varsity Baseball (5-8)Batesville is now 10-5 on the season and next game against East Central this Friday Evening (5-9) in a DH at Liberty Park starting at 4:30 PM.Submitted by Batesville Coach Alex Davis.last_img

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Patricia J. Lucas, 74, Blooming Grove, Indiana

first_imgPatricia JoAnn Race Lucas, age 74, of Blooming Grove, Indiana died Sunday, January 14, 2018 at Reid Health in Richmond, Indiana.Born March 3, 1943 in Brookville, Indiana she was the daughter of the late Fred & Agnes (Kunkel) Race. On January 14, 1961 she was united in marriage to Larry Wayne Lucas, and he survives.She was a homemaker and had also helped with the bookkeeping for her husband’s trucking business. She was a member of the Baptist Church, and in her leisure time she liked to be outside gardening and growing flowers.Besides Larry, her husband of 57 years, survivors include three children, Douglas Wayne Lucas of Brookville, Indiana, Eugene Allen Lucas of Brookville, Indiana and Teresa Lucas of Brookville, Indiana; a granddaughter, Kayla (Roy) Stephen; three great-grandchildren, Brantley, Knox, and Stella; four sisters, Judy McMann of Cincinnati, Ohio, Darlene Newkirk of West Harrison, Indiana, Sherrie Wolfe of Brookville, Indiana and Vickie Lee of Brookville, Indiana; three brothers, Richard Race of Rock Hill, South Carolina, Jerry Race of Brookville, Indiana and Tim Race of Brookville, Indiana.Family & friends may visit from 4 till 7:00 P.M. on Thursday, January 18, 2018 at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home, 1025 Franklin Avenue, Brookville.Rev. Mike Holman will conduct the Funeral Services on Friday, January 19, 2018, 10:00 A.M., at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home, with burial following in Maple Grove Cemetery in Brookville.Memorial Contributions may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association. Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home is honored to serve the Lucas family, to sign the online guest book or send personal condolences please visit www.phillipsandmeyers.com .last_img read more

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Clarke claims Odemwingie could stay

first_img Odemwingie unleashed a bitter Twitter rant against the Baggies during January after they rejected his transfer request. The Nigeria international then turned up at Loftus Road on transfer deadline day without permission from West Brom, only for a possible move to QPR to fall through. But when asked if Odemwingie could have a future with West Brom beyond the summer, Clarke said: “Yes, why not. Things happen and then life moves on. That’s the world. It happens in life and in sport. There is a possibility, yes, and Peter is under contract for another year. It is not a conversation I’ve had with Peter. He is still trying to get back into the team.” Press Association Head coach Steve Clarke believes West Brom’s wantaway striker Peter Odemwingie could still be at the club next season.center_img When asked if Odemwingie’s desire to leave had been expressed in the heat of the moment, Clarke said: “That’s a question for Peter really. It is not one for me.” Clarke also admitted there “is a chance” Albion could turn left-back Goran Popov’s loan move from Dynamo Kiev into a permanent deal. Popov will return to the squad for Saturday’s home game against Swansea after serving a three-game ban for the red card he was shown after spitting at Tottenham defender Kyle Walker. Albion have an option to sign Popov if they desire. Clarke said: “There’s a chance (of a permanent deal). Goran has come in, has done well. He and Liam Ridgewell have had great competition for the left-back spot. “They drive each other on for better performances and that’s what I’m trying to achieve in every position if I can. “Popov is on loan, there is an option for us to buy him in the summer, we will address that at the end of the season.” last_img read more

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