View Comments Coming through, coming through! Broadway.com has confirmed that Great White Way alum Keke Palmer will appear in Fox’s forthcoming live telecast of Grease. Palmer, who made her Broadway debut last year in Cinderella, will play Marty Maraschino (of “Freddy, My Love” and “Like, does he have a car?” fame.) She joins previously announced cast members Julianne Hough as Sandy and Gigi star Vanessa Hudgens as Betty Rizzo. The Pink Ladies hit the small screen on January 31, 2016.Palmer’s film and TV credits include the upcoming Ryan Murphy series Scream Queens, Masters of Sex, The Trip to Bountiful, Akeelah and the Bee, Joyful Noise, The Cleaner, True Jackson, VP and 90210. Her debut album So Uncool was released by Atlantic Records in 2007. In June, Palmer became the youngest talk show host at the age of 20 with BET’s Just Keke.The popular tuner, which features a score and book by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey, follows teenagers in love during the soda shop culture of the 1950s. The show premiered on Broadway in 1972 and has been revived on Broadway twice since. The 1978 film adaptation starred John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John and Stockard Channing.Robert Cary and Buyer & Cellar scribe Jonathan Tolins will pen a new script for television. The two recently contributed additional book material to the current revival of On the Town. Complete casting for the Fox and Paramount Television project, including the role of Danny Zuko, will be announced at a later time, though Broadway.com fans have already voiced that they want a certain glittery rock goddess to don the leather jacket.
Efficiency Vermont is working to help all Vermonters affected by Irene. As Vermonters think about repairing or rebuilding their homes, Efficiency Vermont can provide advice on replacing damaged insulation and on how to address health and safety issues. In addition, Efficiency Vermont will have financial assistance available for heating and hot water systems, replacing insulation, air sealing, and finding a contractor as well as rebates on ENERGY STAR® dehumidifiers, refrigerators and clothes washers. ‘Countless Vermonters have seen their homes and businesses damaged or destroyed, and their appliances ruined,’ said Efficiency Vermont Director Jim Merriam. ‘Efficiency Vermont can provide technical and financial assistance to help Vermonters start to recover from this devastation. We are working closely with state agencies to ensure a coordinated response so that as Vermonters rebuild, they get the help they need, regardless of the source.’ The information below will be supplemented in the coming days with additional details about how Efficiency Vermont can help Vermont homes and businesses recover. Special Weekend/Holiday Hours to Reach Efficiency VermontIn addition to its regular business hours, Efficiency Vermont technical staff will be available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sunday and Monday of Labor Day weekend at 888-921-5990 to provide technical assistance and to answer your questions. Efficiency Vermont is expecting high call volume, so if callers don’t reach someone immediately, please leave a message and your call will be returned as soon as possible.Vermonters impacted by Irene can also visit www.efficiencyvermont.com/irene(link is external) any time for more information. Health and SafetyAs repairs are being made to homes affected by Irene, it is important to consider mold, mildew, indoor air quality and carbon monoxide. For more information on these health and safety issues and how to prevent them, please call Efficiency Vermont at888-921-5990. Reinsulating Walls and Air SealingFor Vermonters who need to reinsulate their homes or don’t know what steps to take next, Efficiency Vermont can provide technical advice and will be providing financial assistance. Call Efficiency Vermont at 888-921-5990 to get started. Finding a ContractorFor help finding a contractor, Efficiency Vermont supports a network of highly-trained contractors certified by the Building Performance Institute. Call Efficiency Vermont at888-921-5990 for help finding a contractor in your area, or visit www.efficiencyvermont.com/homepeformance(link is external) and click on the ‘Find a Contractor’ tab. Heating and Hot Water Equipment For heating and hot water equipment assessment and repair, the best place to start is by calling your fuel dealer for assistance. Efficiency Vermont is working with the Vermont Fuel Dealers Association to determine the best way to help support those affected by Irene with technical and financial assistance. ENERGY STAR® Appliance Rebates Clothes Washers and Refrigerators: Efficiency Vermont currently offers a $50 mail-in rebate on select ENERGY STAR® clothes washers and refrigerators. You can also combine this rebate with a $50 instant in-store rebate funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act ─ for a total rebate of $100. Dehumidifiers: Efficiency Vermont also currently offers a $25 mail-in rebate on ENERGY STAR® qualified dehumidifiers. Efficiency Vermont was created by the Vermont Legislature and the Vermont Public Service Board to help all Vermonters reduce energy costs, strengthen the economy, and protect Vermont’s environment. Efficiency Vermont is currently operated by Vermont Energy Investment Corporation (VEIC), an independent organization under appointment to the Vermont Public Service Board. VEIC is a Vermont-based nonprofit organization founded in 1986. For more information, contact Efficiency Vermont at 888-921-5990 or visit www.efficiencyvermont.com(link is external).
5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Rather than working their way up the corporate ladder, top talent is more often looking for jobs that enable them to develop their skills and increase their value in a future role, according to a report released by Right Management, the global workforce consulting arm of ManpowerGroup.“Fulfilling Careers Instead of Filling Jobs,” argues that companies can significantly increase employee engagement and reduce turnover by focusing on management strategies that provide clear avenues for growth and prioritize employee development. Managers need to shift from the old corporate culture that emphasized seniority and time served to one that aligns better with employees’ near-term development goals. If not, organizations will find it difficult to attract and retain talent going forward.“Unless your top talent is able to strengthen their skill sets and managers are regularly talking to them about opportunities ahead, pretty soon they’re going to ask: What am I doing here?” notes Mara Swan, global leader of Right Management and executive vice president of ManpowerGroup. “People rightly see their skills, experience, social networks and ideas as assets—if companies aren’t helping cultivate them further, employees will look elsewhere.”Of the many factors that motivate individuals at work, two-thirds are related to career conversations. Organizations benefit from the improved engagement and increased productivity that follows when employees are equipped to take on new challenges and opportunities. The No. 1 thing employers can do to engage talent and improve performance is to take a bolder, more proactive approach to creating and facilitating career journeys. continue reading »
Skimming horror stories are nothing new. Tales of consumers unwittingly inserting their cards at ATMs with fraudulent technology frequently pervade headlines. Fake card inserts, keypads, and other devices have all been fitted on ATMs, giving them the look of the real deal while quietly collecting consumers’ data. Gradually, skimming devices have become smaller and smaller, making them more challenging to detect. These innovations have proved costly for credit unions and consumers alike. In 2015, ATM compromises increased 546 percent from the previous year. Now, a new wave of skimmers threatens to cause trouble in the U.S. Called shimmers, these devices capture EMV chip card transaction data. Hidden within ATMs, shimmers are virtually undetectable. According to John Buzzard, CO-OP’s industry fraud specialist, this means shimmers have the potential to be even riskier than previous skimming iterations.“Out of sight, out of mind can also apply to shimmers,” said Buzzard. “Common indicators of skimming devices, such as dangling wires, out-of-place stickers, and unusual scratches, may not be present. This makes it far more difficult to identify shimmers.”Fraudsters place the minuscule shimming devices directly next to ATMs’ chip readers. Powered by a microprocessor and flash memory, each device is well equipped to pick up card data – including account numbers and expiration dates. The attack’s subtlety makes it highly unlikely the chip reader will even pick up a disturbance.While the data collected cannot be used to counterfeit chip cards, it can be used to make fake magnetic-stripe cards. Criminals will likely attempt to take advantage of this vulnerability by using the counterfeit cards for fraudulent purchases. Merchants who have not yet implemented EMV chip technology, in particular, may see these purchases come through.Detecting fake cards created through shimming can be relatively easy for credit unions, however. The card verification values (CVVs) on the fake cards will not match the integrated card verification values (iCVVs) of the actual chip cards. By checking the CVVs on transactions, credit unions can more quickly weed out fraud.With a presence in both Mexico and Canada already, it seems only a matter of time before shimmers start making their way to the U.S. To best prepare for this, credit unions are advised to consider taking the following steps.Conduct physical ATM examinations. Video or PIN-capture devices may be in place to accompany shimming devices. Any foreign objects should be noted and removed immediately.Implement anti-shimming equipment. ATM manufacturers may offer protective plates to help deter criminals from attaching shimmers.Reissue EMV chip cards with new numbers. Issuing chip cards with new card numbers and expiration dates also trigger new CVV and iCVV values. Even if consumers had been victimized by shimming, any captured card information would become void. Utilize fraud prevention resources. Credit unions partnering with CO-OP have access to FICO Card Alert Service (CAS). This resource helps identify skimming points of compromise involving stolen magnetic-stripe cards and PINs.The emergence of shimming technology serves as a stark reminder of how quickly fraudsters can innovate. By being agile in their ability to recognize and adapt to changing fraud trends, credit unions will be better equipped to stay one step ahead. To learn more about how to optimize today’s most advanced security innovations, download CO-OP’s newest eBook here. 229SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Ashley Town Ashely Town is Director of Fraud Services for CO-OP Financial Services (www.co-opfs.org), a provider of payments and financial technology to credit unions. She can be reached at ashley…. Web: https://www.co-opfs.org Details
College journalists are also facing disruptions in the media industry, just like those working at professional news outlets, and questions about whether they will graduate to jobs in the business. Some are experimenting with new ways of delivering information.Arielle Gordon, 21, a senior at Colorado College, helped start a newsletter to report about the pandemic on campus and in the surrounding community of Colorado Springs. After a spike of cases in late August, the school’s test positivity rate has stayed below 1 percent, according to its coronavirus dashboard.“Our audience is definitely expanding as coronavirus cases pop up,” Ms. Gordon said, adding, “People in the broader community have more questions and have started paying more attention to the stuff that we’re reporting.”- Advertisement – Along with her co-writers, Ms. Gordon has published interviews with campus administrators, offered scientific forecasts about the state of public health and infection in the community, and documented the exhaustion of life in quarantine dorms.“People want to know what went wrong,” she said. “We’ve been trying to find out as much we can.” “You’re not parachuting in,” said Oyin Adedoyin, 21, the editor in chief of The Spokesman, the student newspaper at Morgan State University, Maryland’s largest historically Black university. “You literally live it,” she added.The Spokesman has partnered with the Poynter Institute to report on health disparities in Baltimore’s Black community. “Black people, specifically, have been affected by the coronavirus,” Ms. Adedoyin said, “whether it’s unemployment, whether it’s students who just really don’t learn as well online, whether it’s family situations where you just can’t be home.”- Advertisement – – Advertisement –
8/9 Nineteenth Avenue, Kirwan is for sale for $199,000.NOW is the perfect time for bargain hunters to get into the property market with quality homes being listed for under $200,000.Properties with airconditioning, remote-controlled garages, pools, built-ins and outdoor entertaining areas are for sale for under $200,000.John Gribbin Realty agent Jim Campbell has several properties for sale for under $200,000 and he said there had never been a better time to buy in Townsville for those who had previously struggled to get into the property market.“We’re at the bottom of the market so anyone who wants to buy is crazy if they don’t,” he said.“When the market turns it usually turns pretty quickly and then there are people left behind who can no longer afford to buy property.“At the moment, it’s mainly people wanting to live in these properties who are looking at them.”Mr Campbell has 8/9 Nineteenth Ave in Kirwan listed for sale for $199,000.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020The property has two bedrooms, one bathroom and a remote-controlled garage and is close to schools and shopping centres.The home also has a pool in the complex, large courtyard and airconditioning.14/354 Ross River Rd in Cranbrook is even cheaper at $162,000 with two bedrooms and one bathroom. Or, 15 Jabiru Ave in Condon has three bedrooms on 671sq m of land and the price has been reduced to $185,000 negotiable.Mr Campbell said uncertainty around the State Government election and doubts being cast over the Adani project had deterred some house hunters from buying but he urged them to get into the market now.“We were starting to get a bit of interest before the election but then it just died off,” he said.“They are looking but they are just not game enough to go ahead with it and take that next step.“If you can do it then now is the time to buy.”For more information, call Jim Campbell on 0417 717 778.
Among those who died during the period were Pasig City “shabu tiangge” vendorAmin Imam Boratong, Francis Go, Jimmy Yang, Benjamin Marcelo, Zhang Zhu Li, Jimmy Kinsing Hung, Eugene Chua and Ryan Ong. MANILA – Convicted drug lord Jaybee Sebastian died due to complications from coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) on Saturday at the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) Hospital in Muntinlupa City. A month later, Sebastian filed graft and criminal charges before the Department of Justice (DOJ) against De Lima and former Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) chief Ricardo Rainier Cruz and former NBP head Richard Schwarzkopf Jr. Sebastian, who once testified against detained senator Leila de Lima in her illegal drug trade case, succumbed to acute myocardial infarction as a complication from COVID-19, as stated in his death certificate. The remains of the 40-year-old Sebastian was not autopsied and immediately cremated on Saturday evening at the Panteo de Dasmarinas public cemetery in Dasmarinas, Cavite. Based on the latest data from the DOJ, NBP accounts for the most number of confirmed cases among Bureau of Corrections-managed jail facilities with 141 persons deprived of liberty (PDLs) infected and 38 BuCor staff. Prior to Sebastian’s death, there were also some eight NBP inmates who passed away also due to COVID-19 during the latter part of May and early part of June, based on the information obtained by Panay News. In this October 2016 file photo, convicted drug lord Jaybee Sebastian takes his oath before testifying during the congressional probe on the illegal drug trade inside the New Bilibid Prison. Sebastian died due to complications from coronavirus disease 2019 on Saturday, JULY 19 with his death certificate showing he suffered acute myocardial infarction. ABS-CBN NEWS/FILE PHOTO To recall, Sebastian tagged Sen. Leila De Lima as a protector of illegal drug operations inside the national penitentiary during the House of Representatives House hearing on the alleged proliferation of illegal drugs inside NBP in October 2016. In light of the deaths of NBP inmates due to COVID-19 that were not being reported, DOJ secretary Menardo Guevarra has summoned BuCor chief Gerald Bantag to his office today. Overall, the number of COVID-19 cases in BuCor-managed jail facilities has reached 301. Close to half of the reported cases – or 145have recovered while 16 PDL deaths were reported./PN
Batesville, IN—Recently, the Batesville Knights of Columbus Council #1461 presented eleven individuals with a $1,000.00 scholarship. Each year the Knights of Columbus holds a Cash Out Raffle to raise money for their scholarship fund. This year’s winners are:Sydney LecherBailey HartmanRuth HeileEli LampingTrey HeidlageElizabeth SutherlinMarissa EcksteinJacob HoffLuke MeyerSummer RatclifffeSylvia Eckstein
De Jong told nufcTV: “The plan always was to be part of that game, to be on the bench. I played 72, 73 minutes and hopefully I can be part of the team next week. “We will see what happens. I don’t think I could play 90 minutes yet, especially not on a level higher, so we will have to build it up and see how it goes.” De Jong, a £6million summer signing from Ajax, has made only three senior appearances and just a single league start for the club after first suffering a serious thigh injury and then being laid low by a recurrence of a lung problem. His battle for fitness has proved both gruelling and frustrating, and he is already looking forward to the start of the new campaign and launching his Magpies career in earnest. He said: “It’s getting a little bit better. I still feel that it just improves every day, but I still need to keep on improving. I feel it in the power training, but also on the field and in the game. “I just need to get a few more games in, and I think that will hopefully be a couple of games his season, otherwise start again good next season from pre-season on.” De Jong was signed to help provide a link between midfield and attack and the kind of invention he provides has been sadly lacking for much of the campaign, particularly in recent weeks as a run of six successive league defeats has left Newcastle too close for comfort to the relegation zone. Victory – something they have not tasted since February 28 – over the Swans on Saturday would go a long way towards erasing any fears of being sucked into trouble, although with many fans in open rebellion over owner Mike Ashley’s stewardship, it may do little to ease the tension on Tyneside. Press Association Siem de Jong is on track to play a part in Newcastle’s Barclays Premier League clash with Swansea after taking another step towards ending his eight-month injury nightmare. The 26-year-old Holland international midfielder played 72 minutes for the club’s Under-21s and set up striker Adam Armstrong for the decisive goal in a 2-1 victory at Aston Villa on Tuesday evening. It was his second appearance for Peter Beardsley’s side since recovering from surgery to repair a collapsed lung and while he admits he is still short of match fitness, he is in contention for a seat on the bench at St James’ Park on Saturday if head coach John Carver requires him.
Swansea midfielder Jonjo Shelvey has completed his move to Newcastle after signing a five-and-a-half-year deal. The 23-year-old England international put pen to paper for an undisclosed fee understood to be in the region of £12million after travelling to Tyneside for a medical and talks on Tuesday. Shelvey is the club’s second new signing in 24 hours following the arrival of Henri Saivet from Bordeaux, also on a long-term deal and for a fee understood to amount to around £5million. Press Association He said: “I’m very excited to be here. I’m so glad that it’s finally done. I drove up through the night to be here, so it’s been a manic 24 hours but it’s all been worth it to come here and play for this great club.” Shelvey has been in Newcastle’s sights for several years, but his move comes after he found himself a peripheral figure at the Liberty Stadium in recent weeks. He made his last appearance for the Swans, who are just two points better off than the relegation-threatened Magpies, in Sunday’s 3-2 FA Cup third-round defeat at League Two Oxford, after which he became involved in a row with a disgruntled fan as he left the pitch. Newcastle head coach Steve McClaren has been desperate to add players who know the Barclays Premier League to his squad after seeing summer signings Aleksandar Mitrovic and Florian Thauvin struggle to establish themselves in English football. McClaren said: “I’m delighted to welcome Jonjo to Newcastle United. He has great experience for a young English central midfielder and he is a current England international, so I’m certain he will be a great addition to the squad. “He is a player we have admired for some time and we’re very pleased that we’ve now been able to bring him here.” While Newcastle have concentrated their early activity on central midfield, there is little doubt that their main focus has to be addressing a crippling lack of goals – they have scored only 19 in their 20 league games to date, and six of those came on one afternoon against Norwich. To that end, they are maintaining an interest in Tottenham and England winger Andros Townsend and are hopeful progress can be made on that front, and are pursuing a series of striking targets. They received no encouragement whatsoever in their enquiries over Lyon’s Alexandre Lacazette, but remain on the trail of Wolfsburg’s Bas Dost and are keeping close tabs on developments with former frontman Andy Carroll, now at West Ham, and West Brom’s Saido Berahino, another man they have watched for some time. However, their focus on QPR’s Charlie Austin appears to be dwindling with concerns over injuries and the apparent willingness of the player to remain where he is and run down his contract, making his capture less likely.