Randy Harrison & Andrea Goss Will Lead the National Tour of Cabaret

Come taste the wine, come hear the band, come blow your horn, start celebrating right this way! Queer as Folk star Randy Harrison and Broadway alum Andrea Goss will lead the national tour of Cabaret as the Emcee and Sally Bowles, respectively. The touring production will launch on January 26, 2016 in Providence, before continuing to cities across the country.In addition to Harrison and Goss, Cabaret will also feature Shannon Cochran as Fraulein Schneider, Alison Ewing as Fraulein Kost, Mark Nelson as Herr Schultz, Ned Noyes as Ernst Ludwig and Lee Aaron Rosen as Clifford Bradshaw. The ensemble includes Kelsey Beckert, Sarah Bishop, Margaret Dudasik, Hillary Ekwall, Lori Eure, Aisling Halpin, Leeds Hill, Andrew Hubacher, Joey Khoury, Tommy McDowell, Evan D. Siegel, Dani Spieler and Steven Wenslawski.Featuring a score by John Kander and Fred Ebb and a book by Joe Masteroff, Cabaret is set in the infamous Kit Kat Klub, where the Emcee, Sally Bowles and a raucous ensemble take the stage nightly to tantalize the crowd—and to leave their troubles outside. The musical features some of the most memorable songs in theater history, including “Cabaret,” “Willkommen” and “Maybe This Time.”Roundabout Theater Company’s acclaimed production of Cabaret includes direction by Sam Mendes, co-direction and choreography by Rob Marshall, tour direction recreated by BT McNicholl, tour choreography recreated by Cynthia Onrubia, set design by Robert Brill, costume design by William Ivey Long, lighting design by Peggy Eisenhauer and Mike Baldassari, sound design by Keith Caggiano, based on the original Broadway design by Brian Ronan. View Comments read more

It all comes down to cost, analysts argue: Carbon capture simply too expensive

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享OilPrice.com:Coal usage continues to fall, and the coal industry wants to do something about that. So does the Trump administration. Their proposed solution to the problem of waning coal usage is carbon capture and sequestration (CCS)—a technology that has been around for a long time.The basic idea behind CCS is to remove the carbon dioxide from the exhaust stream after burning the coal. Then the “captured” CO2 can be redirected. But in the US, the Southern Company and others attempted to develop an additional process. Their ultimate goal was to use cheap and plentiful Mississippi lignite and convert it chemically into clean-burning synthetic gas. The CO2 produced from combustion would also be captured. One actual use is to pump CO2 into older, less productive oil field reservoirs to enhance oil recovery. One suggestion is to replace the oil with CO2 storage after the field has been depleted.Abroad, the giant coal miners (as opposed to the smaller American ones that have been skirting bankruptcy) launched Coal21 in Australia (where coal mining is a huge business) to do research and lobbying. The International Energy Agency argues that half the world’s coal-fired power plants are under 15 years in age, so sequestration will be required in order to reduce the world’s carbon emissions (one-third of which are from burning coal).Leaving aside the question of whether past (not fully depreciated) power plant investment should influence future decisions (the sunk cost issue), the real policy question is: what are we doing—limiting greenhouse gas emissions at the lowest possible cost or saving the coal industry?The problem simply is that electricity produced by coal-fired plants using the latest CCS technology is several times the cost of other existing carbon-free technologies. With respect to a commodity product like electricity, these numbers are politically and financially untenable. To overly simplify, coal is already losing on price to wind. The CCS advocates propose to double the price of coal (from about 3 to at least 6 cents per kWh).At the end of the day, sequestration technologies fail to answer a simple question. Why add sequestration technology and the attendant costs when coal is already becoming increasingly uncompetitive as a boiler fuel relative to wind (which only costs 2 cents/kWh to produce)?More: Coal’s last hope: Carbon capture tech It all comes down to cost, analysts argue: Carbon capture simply too expensivelast_img read more

Insider tips on Apple Pay

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Last week, our Four months of Apple Pay post covered the early consumer benefits of Apple Pay—and what credit unions will need to keep in mind during implementation. Now, we’re diving deeper into the subject with the help of Michelle Thornton, Director of Product Development at CO-OP, who helps us explore some of the lessons CO-OP and participating credit unions have learned since Apple Pay launched in September.Lesson #1: Account for additional call center volume“Probably one-half of members who have a card in Apple Pay have to call the credit union for further verification. These are not huge volumes, but it is absolutely added volume,” said Thornton. Initially, some credit unions didn’t take this impact into account. One needs to develop a plan for handling the increase in calls and possibly take advantage of extra support.Lesson #2: Stay patientAs is expected with any transformational leap forward, there have been and will continue to be unexpected turns in the journey. For example, Apple or one of the networks may identify an issue, or come out with a new requirement that credit unions will then have to resolve. “CO-OP is trying to monitor for new requirements and communicate as quickly as possible about what that means, and what the near-term and long-term solutions are.” continue reading »last_img read more

People helping people: International Credit Union Day 2015

first_imgInternational Credit Union (ICU) Day® has been celebrated on the third Thursday of October since 1948. Next week we will recognize the day by reflecting upon the credit union movement’s history and to promote its achievements. It is a day to honor those who have dedicated their lives to the movement, recognize the hard work of those working in the credit union industry and show members our appreciation.As this year’s celebration approaches, we want to take a moment to thank all credit unions for your dedication and collective spirit of helping people. You transform member’s lives with loans for homes, education and business start-ups.One of the vintage mascots for ICU day showcased credit unions as your umbrella for financial storms. This message is as relevant today as it was back then. Some 25 to 30 years ago, baby boomers were looking for help to get established and they turned to credit unions. And now, the industry is seeing the same appeal from millennials. continue reading » 91SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Wolf Administration: 100,000 Medical Marijuana Patient Certifications, First Phase II Grower/Processor Now Operational

first_imgWolf Administration: 100,000 Medical Marijuana Patient Certifications, First Phase II Grower/Processor Now Operational Medical Marijuana,  Press Release,  Public Health Harrisburg, PA – The Wolf Administration today announced that approved doctors have issued more than 100,000 patient certifications to allow patients with serious medical conditions access to the state’s medical marijuana program.“Realizing 100,000 patient certifications and seeing the first Phase II grower and processor operationalized is a testament to the hard work of the Department of Health, the many advocates for this program, and our General Assembly who passed this legislation nearly three years ago,” Governor Tom Wolf said. “It’s progress that is making a difference in the lives of many Pennsylvanians.”“Medical marijuana is an important tool for patients and physicians to treat one of the 21 approved serious medical conditions in the program,” Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine said. “It’s important for patients to remember that their certification expires, and they have to visit an approved doctor to renew it. While many certifications are for 12 months, some may be for three, six or nine months, so it is important to talk with your doctor to set up your recertification appointment.”In addition, the department approved the first Phase II medical marijuana grower/processor, FarmaceuticalRx, LLC, located in Farrell, Mercer County, to begin operations, bringing the total number of operational grower/processors to 13. In order to become operational, each grower/processor and dispensary must complete an operational checklist and go through multiple site inspections.More than 131,000 patients in Pennsylvania have registered to participate in the medical marijuana program, and close to 102,000 have received their patient certification and are able to purchase medical marijuana at a dispensary. In addition to patients, more than 1,500 physicians have registered for the program, 1,099 of whom have been approved as practitioners. More than 780,000 dispensing events have occurred at medical marijuana dispensaries across Pennsylvania, with more than 2.2 million products sold.The medical marijuana program was signed into law by Governor Tom Wolf on April 17, 2016. Since that time, the department has:• Completed temporary regulations to enact the program;• Convened the Medical Marijuana Advisory Board;• Approved six training providers for physician continuing education;• Approved four laboratories to test this medication before it is delivered to patients;• Registered more than 131,000 patients and issued more than 100,000 patient certifications;• Validated more than 780,000 dispensing events and more than 2,200,000 products sold;• Issued 25 grower/processors permits, 13 of which are operational;• Issued 50 dispensary permits and approved 46 locations to begin operations; and• Certified eight medical schools as Academic Clinical Research Centers.The medical marijuana program offers medical marijuana to patients who are residents of Pennsylvania and under an approved practitioner’s care for the treatment of a serious medical condition as defined by the Medical Marijuana Law.For more information about the medical marijuana program, visit www.medicalmarijuana.pa.gov or follow the Department of Health on Facebook and Twitter. April 04, 2019center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Classy residence offers waterfront sanctuary

first_imgThe boat matches the style of the home.The four-bedroom residence is on a waterfront block with synthetic grass.“We travel a lot to New Zealand,” Mrs Kelly said. “That’s where our business is so we rely on low maintenance.”Mrs Kelly described the house as a sanctuary hidden by a wall of greenery. “It is very private and you just have this wonderful canal outlook,” she said. “You can open up the doors in the living room and kitchen and there are wonderful breezes that come through.”More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North11 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoThe home has a large kitchen with a granite island bench and a strong focus on a sophisticated and contemporary style. Waterfront living at 37 Admiralty Drive, Paradise Waters.AFTER owning a home at a magnificent New Zealand winery, Elaine and John Kelly thought they had seen it all – until they found this Paradise Waters residence.Sprawled on a 847sq m block, the spectacular home at 37 Admiralty Drive combines travertine tile, marble, oak and cedar wood to create a sophisticated and classic style. The couple said they bought a timber boat to go with the house. “It fits perfectly,” the grandmother-of-two said. “We would be happy to sell the home with the boat because it just seems to match the Hamptons style.” Plenty of room to entertain.Mrs Kelly said she was able to host a dinner party for 37 of her friends. “It was a sit-down dinner for my friend’s birthday and we all fit nicely,” she said.The couple plans to move to a unit at Budds Beach. “My husband and I are in the wine and renovating business which are two of our passions,” Mrs Kelly said.“We have re-dressed the home and repolished the marble instead of pulling it apart and redesigning it.center_img The block is designed to be low-maintenance.“We didn’t completely change everything like we usually do when we renovate homes. This property just had a certain class about it.”The property is being marketed by Katrina Walsh, Harcourts Coastal, Gold Coast.It will be auctioned on February 15, at 11am, in rooms at Harcourts, 16 Queensland Ave, Broadbeach.last_img read more

Single sector scheme for Dutch pharmacies off the table

first_imgThe €1.4bn Dutch occupational pension fund for pharmacists (SPOA) will not join the industry-wide scheme for pharmacists staff (PMA).The funds have not been able to agree on a merger, according to the pharmacists’ scheme, which said it would continue independently.BPOA – the pharmacists’ occupational association – had initiated a study into a possible merger in 2015. At the time it said that most of SPOA’s members were no longer self-employed, which could have jeopardised mandatory participation in the scheme.However, BPOA, which has the final say in the pension arrangements, said that consultation responses from sector organisations had made clear that a single industry-wide scheme would not be feasible in the short run. According to BPOA, independent pharmacists and GPs wanted to keep participating in a mandatory, collective, and affordable pension plan. BPOA, for its turn, wanted to enable independent pharmacists to join PMA, together with their salaried colleagues.BPOA said it failed to reach an agreement with the €2.4bn PMA scheme, which would have comprised having some influence over how the pension plan was run, as well as the extension of PMA’s mandatory arrangements.However, as the Ministry of Social Affairs had decided to extend the mandatory status of the pension fund by another five-year period, the occupational association indicated that continuing SPOA as an independent scheme would be the best option for the time being.At November-end, funding of the pharmacists scheme stood at 94.3%.PMA reported a coverage ratio of 93.2% at the end of January and indicated recently that cuts to pension rights were still an option for this year.last_img read more

Roger Federer ‘devastated’ as Wimbledon is cancelled due to coronavirus crisis

first_imgRoger Federer is ‘devastated’ after it was announced that Wimbledon has been cancelled this year due to the coronavirus crisis, the first time the event has been cancelled since World War II. Loading… ‘How many more times can Roger Federer realistically try to win Wimbledon?’ Croft questioned. ‘And if the French Open does take place later in the year, that benefits Nadal more than anybody potentially. ‘And then you look at Serena and her best chance to win another Slam is on the grass courts at Wimbledon so that affects her as well. She is now 38 and has started a family.’ An All England Club statement on Wednesday confirmed: ‘It is with great regret that the Main Board of the All England Club (AELTC) and the Committee of Management of The Championships have today decided that The Championships 2020 will be cancelled due to public health concerns linked to the coronavirus epidemic. Read Also:Coronavirus: Wimbledon 2020 cancelled for the first time since WWII ‘Uppermost in our mind has been the health and safety of all of those who come together to make Wimbledon happen – the public in the UK and visitors from around the world, our players, guests, members, staff, volunteers, partners, contractors, and local residents – as well as our broader responsibility to society’s efforts to tackle this global challenge to our way of life. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Huge swathes of sport across the globe have been postponed or cancelled as the coronavirus outbreak continues, but there had been hope that Wimbledon, scheduled to start on 29 June, would go ahead. However, it was announced on Wednesday afternoon that the London tournament has been cancelled for 2020 and will not return until next year. The eight-times champion simply tweeted one word after the announcement was made: ‘Devastated.’ Before the announcement was made, former British number one Annabel Croft stated her belief that cancellation would be bad news for ageing legends Federer and Serena Williams.Advertisement Promoted Content7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Can Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hoot10 Largest Cities In The World7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black Holes10 Of The Best Places Around The World To Go Stargazing5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterTop 10 Nations That Are Most Difficult To Invadelast_img read more

EPL: Wolves force Arsenal to draw

first_imgRelatedPosts Runarsson joins Arsenal on four-year deal Arsenal, Wolves want Michael Olise Akpom pens Middlesbrough loan deal Arsenal were pegged back for the third time in six days as under-pressure Unai Emery saw his side draw 1-1 with Wolves.A week on from drawing 2-2 against Crystal Palace having gone 2-0 up, as well as losing in the Carabao Cup on penalties to Liverpool having been 4-2 up, Emery’s men were denied again.Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, captain in Granit Xhaka’s absence, gave Arsenal the lead on 21 minutes but Raul Jimenez equalised 15 minutes from time.Emery’s team selection was a talking point ahead of kickoff, with Xhaka omitted following his clash with Arsenal fans and Mesut Ozil returning for only his second Premier League appearance of the season.Ozil and Arsenal started nervously, though, as Wolves begun brightly as they camped inside the hosts’ half.But it was Emery’s men who took the lead against the run of play midway through the first half when Alexandre Lacazette found Aubameyang, who coolly slotted home from 12 years to put his side in front.Wolves thought they had equalised just before half time but Matt Doherty’s effort was superbly kept out by Bernd Leno in the Arsenal goal.Leno was alert to deny Ruben Neves in the second half as Wolves pushed for the all-important equaliser but he could do nothing to deny Jimenez on 75 minutes.Joao Moutinho hooked over a cross and Jimenez rose highest and nodded in to crank up the pressure on Emery. Tags: ArsenalWolverhampton Wandererslast_img read more

Borussia Dortmund’s Sancho off to pre-season camp amid transfer speculation

first_imgRelatedPosts EPL: Gunners gun for West Ham scalp EPL: Red Devils attack Palace Leeds host first Premier League game after 16 years Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho left with his team for a pre-season training camp in Switzerland on Monday amid ongoing speculation of a possible transfer to the English Premier League.The 20-year-old England international, who has a contract with the German club until 2022, had a stellar season with the Bundesliga runners-ups. He has been reportedly targeted by several top clubs, including Manchester United.Sancho scored 17 league goals and set up another 16, with Borussia Dortmund saying they would only let him go if their price expectations were met fully.Manchester United have been heavily linked with a move for Sancho but media reports say the club may have balked at Borussia Dortmund’s valuation of around 120 million euros ($141.24 million).That will make him the Bundesliga’s most expensive transfer ever and would see the German top division lose arguably its most exciting young player.On Monday, however, Sancho flew with his team to Switzerland for the start of their pre-season training. Borussia Dortmund captain Marco Reus and defender Marcel Schmelzer stayed behind to recover from injuries.It is unclear when Reus, who has been sidelined for months with a groin injury, will be able to return to training.The Bundesliga season starts on September 18.Reuters/NAN.Tags: Borussia DortmundEnglish Premier LeagueGermanJadon Sancholast_img read more