Odds & Ends: Darren Criss Will Go Backstage with Disney on B’way & More

first_img Star Files Watch Olaf Sing in Six LanguagesRemember that video of Frozen’s Elsas singing “Let It Go” in multiple languages? Well now we’re getting something similar with the hit Disney movie’s Olaf, who was voiced in English by Mormon Tony nominee Josh Gad. Check out the teaser of the adorable snowman singing “In Summer” in six languages below. The full version, to be released soon, will be in 17 different languages. View Comments Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today.Darren Criss Will Go Backstage with Disney on B’wayBroadway alum and Glee fave Darren Criss, Toni Braxton, Whoopi Goldberg and Rosie O’Donnell will all appear with the previously reported Elton John, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and more on Backstage with Disney on Broadway: Celebrating 20 Years. The one-hour special exploring the making of Disney’s eight Great White Way ventures including current hits The Lion King and Aladdin will air on ABC on December 14.Sting, Josh Radnor & More Head to 54 BelowThe Last Ship’s Sting, Disgraced’s Josh Radnor, Tony Aladdin winner James Monroe Iglehart, Side Show’s Erin Davie and Emily Padgett and more will be appearing at 54 Below on December 11. The stars will all feature in the variety show Don’t Quit Your Night Job Holiday Spectacular!!!. It’s certainly sounding like the most wonderful evening at the Times Square hotspot!Listen to Anna Kendrick Sing ‘On the Steps of the Palace’We have a feeling that you might just have been wishing for this. Listen below to Anna Kendrick singing “On the Steps of the Palace” from Disney’s upcoming Into the Woods. Not long now before you get to SEE her, Meryl Streep, James Corden, Emily Blunt, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine, Johnny Depp, Billy Magnussen and Lilla Crawford in the classic tuner—the movie hits theaters on Christmas Day.center_img Get More: Movie Trailers, Celebrity News Darren Crisslast_img read more

Obama Makes Case for U.S. Participation in Libya

first_img It was in America’s vital interests to stop a massacre in Libya, President Barack Obama said at the National Defense University. Obama spoke of the justification for establishing the no-fly zone over Libya and protecting the Libyan people from Moammar Gadhafi’s regime to an audience of students and faculty gathered at Lincoln Hall on Fort Lesley J. McNair here. Obama spoke of the cruelty that Gadhafi showed in suppressing Libyans who wanted a different government for the country. “In the face of the world’s condemnation, Gadhafi chose to escalate his attacks, launching a military campaign against the Libyan people,” Obama said. “Innocent people were targeted for killing. Hospitals and ambulances were attacked. Journalists were arrested, sexually assaulted and killed.” Gadhafi ordered his soldiers to cut off food, water and fuel to cities along the coast, and shelled cities and towns. “Military jets and helicopter gunships were unleashed upon people who had no means to defend themselves against assault from the air,” he said. “Confronted by this brutal repression and a looming humanitarian crisis, I ordered warships into the Mediterranean,” the president said. “European allies declared their willingness to commit resources to stop the killing. The Libyan opposition, and the Arab League, appealed to the world to save lives in Libya. “At my direction,” he continued, “America led an effort with our allies at the United Nations Security Council to pass an historic resolution that authorized a no-fly zone to stop the regime’s attacks from the air, and further authorized all necessary measures to protect the Libyan people.” The coalition began military operations to enforce the U.N. resolution nine days ago, after it became apparent that regime forces were bearing down on Benghazi – the stronghold of the rebellion and home to more than 700,000 men, women and children. “We knew that if we waited one more day, Benghazi … could suffer a massacre that would have reverberated across the region and stained the conscience of the world,” Obama said. “It was not in our national interest to let that happen,” the president said. “I refused to let that happen.” After consulting congressional leaders, Obama ordered the strikes to save Benghazi. “We hit Gadhafi’s troops in neighboring Ajdabiya, allowing the opposition to drive them out,” he said. “We hit his air defenses, which paved the way for a no-fly zone. We targeted tanks and military assets that had been choking off towns and cities and we cut off much of their source of supply. And tonight, I can report that we have stopped Gadhafi’s deadly advance.” The United States acted as leader of a coalition of nations. The United Kingdom, France, Canada, Denmark, Norway, Italy, Spain, Greece, Turkey, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates joined in the responsibility to defend the Libyan people, Obama said. “In just one month, the United States has worked with our international partners to mobilize a broad coalition, secure an international mandate to protect civilians, stop an advancing army, prevent a massacre, and establish a no-fly zone with our allies and partners,” he said. By Dialogo March 30, 2011last_img read more

Uber offers rides—and lending risks, too

first_imgChances are good you’ve arranged a ride using popular services such as Uber or Lyft. These transportation network companies (TNCs), or ride-booking services you access via a mobile app, are expanding in cities throughout the country.But here’s what you might not know: Drivers who provide transportation are using their personal vehicles. And when borrowers have a loan on a vehicle they drive for a TNC, this poses new risks for your credit union.While various personal auto carriers offer ride-booking endorsements that cover losses sustained during TNC activities, it’s important to note standard personal auto insurance doesn’t.This means use of vehicles for these purposes could cause issues for lenders—like your credit union—should physical damage occur. Some states require TNC drivers to register themselves and their vehicles, and might require them to notify lienholders. continue reading » 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Should your credit union move to managed patching?

first_img continue reading » There are plenty of odious tasks in the credit union industry. That goes double for operations staff. But few of those tasks are worse than patching. That’s why managed patching services exist for credit unions.But should you use them?Only you can decide what’s best for your credit union. However, because patching is an important component of your security and compliance concerns, the idea certainly has merit. Read on to learn more.Why Patching Is ImportantThe easiest solution to the constant stream of patches would be to ignore them. If you ignore a problem, it goes away, right? ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Athletes village in Jakarta to house asymptomatic COVID-19 patients

first_imgTopics : As the number of confirmed cases and fatalities from COVID-19 continues to rise, the government has prepared an apartment tower from the former Kemayoran athletes village – now an emergency hospital for infected patients in Central Jakarta – to house asymptomatic coronavirus patients for isolation, a top official said on Saturday.With the hospital bed occupancy rate in Jakarta’s 67 COVID-19 referral hospitals having surpassed 60 percent, the government was working to create more space by sending patients with mild to moderate symptoms to the athletes village, National COVID-19 Task Force chief Doni Monardo said.“Towers 6 and 7 currently accommodate patients with mild to moderate cases. Half of them are asymptomatic. With the addition of Tower 5, the government is providing more facilities for the people who tested positive for COVID-19 but show no symptoms, as their own homes are not sufficient for self-isolation,” he said on Saturday, adding that at least 1,500 beds were prepared in Tower 5. Read also: Jakarta gears up for possible collapse of healthcare systemDoni also said that the government was preparing two-starred and three-starred hotels to isolate asymptomatic COVID-19 patients.Moreover, he called on the COVID-19 referral hospitals to immediately release patients whose conditions had improved to free up isolation beds for other patients.Earlier this month, Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan said that his administration would issue a policy requiring all COVID-19 patients in the capital city to be quarantined at coronavirus referral centers. The new regulation would stipulate that COVID-19 patients, whether or not they show symptoms, would be quarantined in state facilities in a bid to break the chain of infection.Indonesia recorded 3,806 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on Saturday, bringing the total number of infections nationwide to 214,746 with 8,650 fatalities and 152,458 recoveries. Jakarta remains the epicenter of the outbreak nationally with 1,205 new cases, bringing the city’s total to 52,840.last_img read more

Gov. Wolf Signs Sixth Opioid Disaster Declaration Renewal, Announces New Initiatives

first_img June 14, 2019 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Press Release,  Public Health,  Substance Use Disorder Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today signed the sixth renewal of his opioid disaster declaration, put in to place in January 2018 as a mechanism for state agencies, third-party organizations and stakeholders to work collaboratively, loosen regulations that slow down access to treatment, and increase efforts on prevention, treatment, and recovery for thousands of Pennsylvanians suffering from the opioid crisis.“I first signed the disaster declaration so the commonwealth would have every tool at its disposal to battle this health crisis and I have witnessed this collaborative effort grow and succeed,” Gov. Wolf said. “We continue to make improvements upon our strategy and find new techniques to reach people affected by the epidemic.“I recently stopped by a meeting of the Opioid Command Center and saw firsthand the commitment and vigilance of the members who have been meeting weekly for a year and a half to strategize.”The governor was joined by Insurance Commissioner Jessica Altman, Sec. of Health Dr. Rachel Levine, Sec. of Drug and Alcohol Programs Jennifer Smith, members of the Command Center, and legislators as he signed the renewal and announced two new initiatives: guidance on naloxone and insurance, and the release of the Opioid Data Dashboard 2.0.In 2018, Dr. Rachel Levine issued a standing order for naloxone so loved ones, medical professionals and anyone interested in accessing this life-saving medication would have access to it. Now, the Insurance Department is working to encourage insurers to consider the circumstances surrounding a naloxone prescription as underwriters review potential health, life and other policies.Commissioner Altman outlined the naloxone insurance guidance, stating, “In a notice that will appear in the Pennsylvania Bulletin tomorrow, my department will issue guidance to insurers regarding the issuing and setting premiums for policies for which health status may be considered, such as life and short-term health insurance policies, where the applicant or enrollee has naloxone, or other opioid overdose reversal agents, in their prescription history.“Our department strongly urges carriers to gather sufficient information to determine in what context an applicant or enrollee has obtained the prescription. Prior to issuing an underwriting decision or making a rating decision, we encourage carriers to consider the reason for and intended use of an opioid reversal agent prescription.”Consumers who feel they may have been discriminated against due to an opioid reversal agent prescription may file a complaint with the Pennsylvania Insurance Department, which will conduct an investigation.Dr. Levine presented the latest online resource that’s helping to battle the opioid crisis: the Opioid Data Dashboard 2.0.“As we continue this effort, we are working on enhancing our tools to heighten our response and help communities identify where they need to target their efforts,” Dr. Levine said. “We launched the Opioid Data Dashboard in February 2018 to help communities, counties and the entire state focus on areas that have been hit particularly hard, and ways to assist those affected. Today, the Opioid Data Dashboard 2.0 launches, thanks to the tremendous support of the University of Pittsburgh, and funding from the Aetna Foundation.”The Data Dashboard 2.0 includes new metrics focusing on the community, the economy and criminal justice and the impacts of the opioid crisis on families and children through neonatal abstinence syndrome, among other data points.Data included on the dashboard also includes:Prevention information, such as the progress of the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program and its role in reducing the number of opioids dispensed and the number of opioid seizures and arrests by the Pennsylvania State Police.Rescue information including the number of doses of naloxone administered and the number of calls to the Department of Drug and Alcohol Program’s hotline.Treatment data and information showing the availability of drug and alcohol treatment facilities within the state, the number of people receiving medication-assisted treatment, and the locations of the single county authorities, instrumental in the communities to help those in need.Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs Sec. Jennifer Smith outlined how Pennsylvania and its Opioid Command Center are using federal State Opioid Response, or SOR, funds on innovative, collaborative projects.“A true testament of this successful collaboration has been the innovative projects that the administration has developed with the approximately $108 million in federal funding Pennsylvania has received to fight the opioid epidemic,” Sec. Smith said.In October 2018, the Substance Use and Mental Health Services Administration awarded Pennsylvania $55.9 million in federal grant funding to further its efforts to battle this epidemic.A portion of the funding is being used to continue efforts to expand access to medication-assisted treatment and directly provide counties with funding to help the uninsured and underinsured access treatment.In addition to continuing those established projects, the administration has used the federal funding to develop innovative initiatives that not only address an individual’s addiction, but the barriers that interfere with living a healthy life in sustained recovery, such as housing and expanding access to medication-assisted treatment for inmates in the state’s prisons.Recently, the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs has partnered with the Department of Health to launch Pennsylvania’s Substance Use Disorder loan repayment program.There is a shortage of doctors and clinicians specializing in opioid treatment and rural areas often have a hard time attracting a workforce.To help bridge this gap, the administration allocated $5 million into a loan repayment program for individuals practicing where high use of opioids and overdose deaths are evident and where a shortage of health care providers exists.“The commonwealth enters the sixth disaster declaration renewal with preliminary data from the Centers for Disease Control continuing to indicate a decrease in opioid overdose deaths in the state,” Gov. Wolf said. “And while that’s good news, we know we have more work to do and so will continue to identify problem areas and find new solutions for addressing opioid use disorder. And we will not let up until we have won the battle against opioids in our commonwealth.”Through the collaborative efforts of the Opioid Command Center and its partners, Pennsylvania has:Removed about 285 tons of prescription drugs from our streets through take-back boxes,Connected more than 5,000 Pennsylvanians to treatment through a warm hand-off program,Assisted more than 18,000 individuals with accessing treatment through one of our Centers of Excellence,Provided guidance to more than 43,000 individuals who have called our 1-800-Get-Help-Now hotline,Administered 21,419 live-saving doses of naloxone.Distributed more than 6,000 naloxone kits during “Get Help Now Day” in December,Implemented dozens of initiatives to increase access to treatment, aid in recovery, and innovatively spend federal State Opioid Response dollars to maximize their benefit.Find more information on the state’s response to the opioid crisis here.Read the full disaster declaration renewal.Text Below:AMENDMENT TOPROCLAMATION OF DISASTER EMERGENCYJune 14, 2019WHEREAS, on January 10, 2018, I declared a disaster emergency due to the opioid crisis that is ravaging the country, including the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and its citizens;WHEREAS, my Proclamation of Disaster Emergency dated January 10, 2018, was renewed by Amendment to Proclamation of Disaster Emergency (1st Amendment) on April 4, 2018, for an additional ninety days. The April 4, 2018, 1st Amendment would have automatically expired by operation of law on July 3, 2018, unless further extended by my official renewal;WHEREAS, I renewed the Proclamation of Disaster Emergency for an additional ninety days by official action on June 28, 2018. The June 28, 2018, Amendment to Proclamation of Disaster Emergency (2nd Amendment) was set to expire by operation of law on September 26, 2018, unless further extended by my official renewal;WHEREAS, I renewed the Proclamation of Disaster Emergency for an additional ninety days by official action on September 24, 2018. The September 24, 2018, Amendment to Proclamation of Disaster Emergency (3rd Amendment) was set to expire by operation of law on December 23, 2018, unless further extended by my official renewal;WHEREAS, I renewed the Proclamation of Disaster Emergency for an additional ninety days by official action on December 21, 2018. The December 21, 2018, Amendment to Proclamation of Disaster Emergency (4th Amendment) was set to expire by operation of law on March 21, 2019, unless further extended by my official renewal;WHEREAS, I renewed the Proclamation of Disaster Emergency for an additional ninety days by official action on March 20, 2019. The March 20, 2019, Amendment to Proclamation of Disaster Emergency (5th Amendment) is set to expire by operation of law on June 18, 2019, unless further extended by my official renewal;WHEREAS, the opioid crisis continues to be of such magnitude or severity that emergency action is necessary to protect the health, safety and welfare of affected citizens in Pennsylvania;WHEREAS, the opioid crisis continues to be a public health emergency in Pennsylvania contributing to addiction, overdose emergencies and deaths; andWHEREAS, investigations by the Opioid Unified Coordination Group indicate that additional resources of the Commonwealth may be needed to mitigate and contend with the magnitude and severity of this continuing and expanding disaster emergency.NOW THEREFORE, pursuant to the provisions of section 7301(c) of the Emergency Management Services Code, 35 Pa. C.S. §7301(c), I do hereby order and direct as follows:1. The Proclamation of Disaster Emergency of January 10, 2018, renewed by Amendments to Proclamation of Disaster Emergency dated April 4, 2018, June 28, 2018, September 24, 2018, December 21, 2018, and March 20, 2019, is renewed for an additional period of ninety days, and shall continue to apply to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.2. All directives, authorized actions and provisions of the January 10, 2018, Proclamation of Disaster Emergency, and the April 4, 2018, June 28, 2018, September 24, 2018, December 21, 2018, and March 20, 2019, Amendments to Proclamation of Disaster Emergency shall remain in full force and effect until either rescinded by me or terminated by operation of law ninety days following the effective date of this Proclamation Amendment.3. This Proclamation Amendment shall take effect immediately.GIVEN under my hand and the Seal of the Governor, at the City of Harrisburg, this fourteenth day of June two thousand nineteen, the year of the commonwealth the two hundred and forty-third.TOM WOLFGovernorcenter_img Gov. Wolf Signs Sixth Opioid Disaster Declaration Renewal, Announces New Initiativeslast_img read more

Asset owners have responsibility to examine managers’ PRI disclosure – Ilmarinen

first_imgAsset owners have a responsibility to let information disclosed under the new Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) framework inform their appointments of asset managers, the head of responsible investment at Finland’s Ilmarinen has said.Anna Hyrske said she was looking forward to using the new PRI reporting framework – outlining how signatories to the code should disclose their socially responsible investment approach – and added that it would make her role at the €31bn mutual pension insurer “a lot easier”.Speaking at a conference in Paris organised by Novethic, she also said one of the most critical components of the reporting framework was that it could act as a road map for investors.“It helps you to develop your own actions and see where you do really well, what you could do better,” she said. “We used a lot of the PRI questionnaire as an internal development tool to see where [we wanted to go] with our resources, what we would like to do differently and so on.”While Hyrske was critical of the pilot version of the new framework, she said the one in place now would be useful for those who wished to compare asset managers easily.“I’m putting my faith and hope with the PRI reporting framework – in the sense that, when the asset managers are reporting in a comparable way, we have [a] big responsibility to go and actually check the reports and make our decisions partially based on that information as well,” she said.“The comparability, the accountability – those are critical issues, and they will make our lives easier.”She also noted that Ilmarinen did not view sustainable investing as separate from investing as a whole, and that therefore good days saw the sustainable investment team consist of all of the mutual’s in-house portfolio managers.“The portfolio managers are the ones who know the companies the best, so there is no point in having a list of [companies] ‘approved by Anna’, or something like that,” she said.last_img read more

Brazilian star ready to play for China

first_imgRead Also: Ronaldo, Juve teammates celebrate Serie A title in styleOscar has been one of the top players in the Chinese Super League since arriving from Chelsea and topped the assists charts over the past two seasons.SIPG begin their CSL campaign later Monday against Tianjin Teda at a neutral venue behind closed doors, part of measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus infections.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Under current rules, the 28-year-old cannot switch to play for another country because he featured for Brazil in official competition, including the 2014 World Cup in his homeland. Promoted ContentCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes20 Completely Unexpected Facts About ‘The Big Bang Theory’20 Facts That’ll Change Your Perception Of “The Big Bang Theory”5 Reasons To Wait For The Solo Black Widow Movie7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your Mind2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearTop 10 Must-Know Facts About Ivanka TrumpA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without Recharging Loading… center_img Asked by state broadcaster CGTN if he would consider playing for China if the naturalisation rules changed, Oscar replied: “I can think about it because, as I said, it’s difficult to go to the Brazilian national team now because I’m here.“But in China everyone sees how good I play so if in the end the China national team needs a good midfielder, I think I can help if they change.“I like China but the players now, if they change the nationality to go to China, they (the team) can do better.”As a quick fix to boost their Qatar 2022 World Cup hopes, China last year began naturalising a few players who had no family links to the world’s most populous country.The first was Brazilian-born striker Elkeson, 31, who is now known as Ai Kesen and has played four times for China, scoring three goals. At least two other Brazilians are believed to have been naturalised since. Ex-Chelsea attacking midfielder Oscar says he would be willing to ditch his Brazilian passport to play for China – if FIFA changed its rules. Oscar, who moved from the Premier League to Chinese Super League side Shanghai SIPG for a still-Asian-record 60 million euros in January 2017, made the last of his 48 appearances for Brazil in 2015.Advertisementlast_img read more

Modified checkers fly for Hiatt at Eagle

first_imgNate Thompson and Brandon Spanjer took turns at the front of the field before Hiatt gained the front spot with eight laps left. Mike Densberger raced his way to second before that late caution set up the five-lap battle. Shane Hiatt won the Saturday feature for IMCA Modifieds at Eagle Raceway. (Photo by Joe Orth) Hiatt held off Densberger, with Spanjer third and Jordan Grabouski fourth. Ryan Gilland led the last nine circuits in winning the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock feature, Matt Andrews was the Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod victor after edging ahead of Trevor Noonan late in the contest and Brian Cronin was best in the Mach-1 Sport Compact main event. EAGLE, Neb. (Aug. 8) – They battled tooth and nail the last five times around the track and when the IMCA Modified checkers flew Saturday at Eagle Raceway it was Shane Hiatt first across the stripe.  By Greg Soukup Doug Lovegrove saw his first pass for the lead negated by a caution, then made the move back to the front two laps later and topped the IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car feature.last_img read more

Over 500,000 worldwide have recovered from COVID-19

first_imgAs of Wednesday afternoon over half a million people have recovered from COVID-19 worldwide.According to the tally kept by Johns Hopkins University, 510,486 have recovered from the virus. 51,770 people have  recovered in the United States alone.The country with the largest number of people who have recovered is China, with 78,311 recoveries.For the latest numbers on the virus, click here.last_img