Tony Nominee Andy Karl Performs from Rocky

first_img Rocky Related Shows Star Files Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 17, 2014 Yo, Adrian! It’s me, Tony nominee Andy Karl! The Rocky leading man, along with members of the cast, stopped by The Late Show on May 1 to perform the 11 o’clock number “Keep on Standing.” That’s the part where Rocky takes to the ring with David Letterman, right? OK, maybe not, but the Italian Stallion is certainly ready for the fight of his life by the end of this number. Take a look at the showstopping performance below, and catch Rocky on Broadway at the Winter Garden Theatre! Andy Karl View Commentslast_img read more

Step Back in Time on the C&O Canal

first_imgThe accommodations range in location from just a few miles outside of Washington, D.C. to Williamsport, Md. Visit different parts of the trail when you stay at each of the houses. You can download the C&O Canal Explorer app on your phone for more hiking trails, parking lots, history, and nearby amenities.  Looking for a unique place to have a socially distant vacation? Book a stay at one of the historic C&O Canal Quarters where lock keepers and their families once lived as they tended to the canal.  Choose from a variety of amenities depending on what kind of experience you are looking for. The full amenity houses are outfitted with central air conditioning, heat, electricity, and running water. The rustic lockhouses are similar to when they were first built, allowing you to truly experience life as the lock keepers did. Without the modern amenities, it’s like camping but with a sturdy roof and a comfy bed. Don’t forget to bring your own linens, pillows, towels, and food for your stay at all of the lockhouses. The C&O Canal will be celebrating its 50th anniversary as a National Historical Park in 2021, and there will be a lot of fun activities to explore. Our ten Canal Towns, quaint towns that line the Park, will be offering a variety of festivals to celebrate this milestone. Go for a boat ride across a restored aqueduct at the Cushwa Basin in Williamsport. Walk through the Paw Paw Tunnel, a 3,118-foot tunnel that took almost 14 years to build, or take the two-mile trail over the tunnel for stunning views of the area. Discover ghost stories from Haunted House Bend and Edwards Ferry or go rock climbing at Carderock. Explore canal towns like Harpers Ferry, W. Va. and Cumberland, Md. for a deeper dive into the regional history and culture.  Step back in time as you getaway to the C&O Canal Quarters, exploring the past and present while surrounded by nature. Visit canalquarters.org to make your reservation today as availability goes quickly.  Along the towpath in the C&O Canal National Historical Park, you’ll have easy access to the 184.5-mile trail and the Potomac River. Spend your days, hiking, biking, fishing, and paddling before settling in for a cozy night at the lockhouse. center_img Since 2009, more than 20,000 guests from 46 states and four countries have gotten a taste of life along the canal. All of the revenue generated from the program goes back into preserving these historic lockhouses. You will have the lockhouse to yourself, offering a safe place for your family to get away from the crowds and enjoy the outdoors. The lockhouses are being professionally cleaned between guests. All seven locations sleep up to eight people and are less expensive than a hotel, quaint, peaceful, historic, and steps away from the scenic nature that lines the Potomac River. It’s the perfect choice for whatever vacation you have planned, from a romantic getaway to a family reunion.  Each of the seven lockhouses has been preserved so you can experience what life was like during the construction and height of the canal. Each house is furnished with a different time period in mind, telling the history of the canal as its story intertwines with the  Civil War, railroad industry, Civilian Conservation Corps, National Park Service, and more.  “What a gift for all of us,” said guests Terri and Alan. “The scenery, the wildlife, and the peace and quiet made for a well-earned respite.”  “Walking through the front door transports you back in time 60 years,” said guests John and Matt. “Remove all the technological trappings and you are left with peace and solitude that is rarely experienced this close to the nation’s capital.” last_img read more

5 ways to apply what you learn

first_imgAt the recent August session of CEO Institute II, part of the networking buzz was about “how do we take this great information home most effectively?” One participant was planning a presentation to his CEO and other members of the executive team of everything he’d learned. Another said she would be sure to pause in her day-to-day work to reflect on what she had learned and how she could apply it to the task at hand.This conversation about how to help program participants truly use what is learned in formal sessions is one we have regularly at CUES. The educational jargon for it is “applied learning”—an effort to integrate classroom experiences with real-life situations. The budgeting term is “return on investment,” which is something every credit union wants from its talent development efforts.CUES has found a variety of ways to help participants get the most out of their learning. Here’s how to take advantage of five of them:Look for instructors who offer questions for reflection and invitations to consider how the classroom topics apply back at your credit union shop. The world-class Cornell University professors leading the recent August session of CEO Institute II regularly did this during their presentations. Make sure you take time to do the reflecting and think through your answers to the questions presented.Attend the sessions designed to help you plan how to apply what you’re learning. For example, at CEO/Executive Team Network coming up in late October in Savannah, Ga., CUES will offer a CEO-only session focused on digging deep into the growth strategies that will be covered in an earlier CEO panel session. The deep dive will be facilitated by keynote speaker Geoff Colvin, senior editor-at-large for Fortune magazine and author of Talent is Overrated: What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else.Attend sessions designed to bring learning from outside the industry into the credit union space. At Directors Conference in Maui in early December, for example, Boston marathon bombing survivor Natalie Stavas will talk about the value of “running toward chaos.” The fact that Stavas—a physician—ran towards chaos that day meant four lives were saved. This session will challenge attendees to translate the value of running toward chaos into their credit union leadership—and think about what that could mean for their organizations and their members.Do the class assignments. For example, between segments I and II and again between segments II and III, participants in CEO Institute are invited to complete projects. These ask them to reflect on what’s been covered in class and apply it to actual initiatives at the credit union. (Notably, participants who do both projects and attend all three sessions receive the CCE—Certified Chief Executive—designation.) CUES’ newest board member, Kelly Marshall, CCE, CEO of $220 million Summerland Credit Union, Summerland, British Columbia, has told me that doing a between-segments project on how his CU should move forward with its insurance CUSO was instrumental to leading that project to success.Choose programs designed to help you develop a specific plan, tool or takeaway. For example, attendees of CUES School of IT Leadership™ in late September in Charleston, S.C., will create a personalized, ready-to-implement strategic IT action plan. The plans will build on the extensive knowledge of presenter Weldon “Butch” Leonardson, a former credit union IT executive and now director of IT leadership at CUES Supplier member and strategic partner Cornerstone Advisors, Scottsdale, Ariz.CUES does a lot to help attendees leverage what they learn, while at the same time realizing that learning is a very personal process. I’d like to hear how the above five strategies work for you—and what else you do to make the most of your investment in education. 18SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pembroke Since joining CUES in March 2013, John Pembroke has played a leadership role in developing and launching a new direction in CUES’ strategy, branding and culture. Under his guidance, CUES … Web: www.cues.org Detailslast_img read more

Top 10 technology posts from 2019

first_imgIt’s Christmas Eve and 2020 is just over a week away. Every year seems to go by faster than the last. As we put the finishing touches on 2019, we once again take a look back at the top community posts from the last 12 months. Here are the ten best technology posts from 2019…The 4 data questions every credit union leader needs to answerBy. Will Thomas, Blue OrangeA waiting game that’s paying off for small credit unionsBy. Andrew Stevens, QuadientPreparing for the changing interchange revenue landscapeBy. Norm Patrick, PSCUThe #1 trend for financial institutions to watchBy. David Goodman, EverFIThe buzzword you can’t afford to ignoreBy. Tim Klatt, La Macchia GroupAre credit unions missing out on a growth opportunity?By. Ann Farrell, TrellanceThe future of the movement depends on fearless, big thinkersBy. Samantha Paxson, CO-OP Financial Services5 keys to digital marketing success in 2019By. Tiffany McEachern, PSCUImproving member experience – The time is nowBy. Dave Adams, CU Solutions GroupBuilding the digital and human bridge: Six ways credit unions can learn from PelotonBy. Tansley Stearns, Canvas Credit Union 9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Foreign workers feel the pain of ‘corona job cuts’ in Japan

first_imgThe coronavirus pandemic has hit Japan’s economy hard and many factories, including those of carmakers, are scaling back production.Foreign workers are particularly vulnerable, with a weaker support network and language barriers that prevent them from seeking government help.Union groups, labor lawyers and nonprofit organizations say foreign workers such as Yamashita are the first to lose jobs in “corona cuts”, which they fear may expand to the kind of mass layoffs seen in the 2008 financial crisis.Last month, the Japan Center for Economic Research estimated that if Japan’s GDP contracted by 25 percent this year, the unemployment rate would reach 5% and about 2 million people could lose their jobs. Topics : In March and April, a labor organization based in Mie, a manufacturing center about 300km west of Tokyo, received 400 consultations from laborers who were affected by the coronavirus. About 330 were foreign workers.”Foreign workers on short-term contracts are laid off first,” because they’re easier to fire, Union Mie organizer Akai Jimbu said.Last year, 34.5 percent of foreign employees in Mie were temporary workers, compared with the national average of 2.5 percent.”It’s almost like they’re hired so that they can be fired when the going gets tough,” Jimbu said. “They’re just a spare bolt in the eyes of the employer.”‘First to go’Japan has become increasingly reliant on foreign labor. With a third of its population over 65 and a smaller working population, the government has eased some immigration restrictions.More than 1.6 million foreign workers supported the Japanese economy as of October 2019 – a four-fold increase from 2008.A labor ministry official told Reuters the ministry does not officially track the number of foreign workers laid off because it provides “support to all workers” regardless of their nationality.Still, the government recently allocated 370 million yen ($3.46 million) to improve multilingual support for foreigners at unemployment offices and online.But most foreign workers don’t turn to the government for help. While Union Mie handled hundreds of consultations this year through mid-April, the local labor ministry office saw only seven.Kaori Nakao, a Japanese-Brazilian woman, sought help from the union when her employer laid her off from a car component factory at the end of March.The company told her she was being fired because of coronavirus-related production cuts. Nakao, 38, was also ordered to leave her company apartment.Pregnant with her fourth child and with no savings, she asked Union Mie for help.Last month, union members and Nakao protested outside her employer’s office and the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Thermal Systems factory where she worked.Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Thermal Systems declined to comment because it did not employ Nakao.”I just want to work,” Nakao said. “I have zero money and I can’t even buy food for my children.”Yamashita, who is still looking for jobs, said he had found an open position at another car parts factory a few weeks ago.The contract was only for three months – maybe even less. Still, Yamashita said, it was something. He interviewed for the job, and was looking forward to a respite from searching.But then he got a call. The position wasn’t available anymore.”We are the first to go,” he says of foreigners working in Japan. “I already know about that.”center_img Eight years after arriving from Brazil, Rennan Yamashita sat in a government office in central Japan, filling out forms for unemployment insurance after losing his job for the ninth or 10th time – he has lost count.Some weeks earlier, he was laid off from his job at a car parts factory. He only held that job for four months.”If they need you, they hire you; if they don’t need you, they’ll fire you. It’s simple like that,” said Yamashita, 31.last_img read more

‘Dear Lionel’: Australian team tries to entice Messi Down Under

first_imgFootballing minnows Adelaide United issued a long-shot bid to entice superstar Lionel Messi to join its ranks Wednesday, touting the remote South Australian city as a coronavirus safe haven for playing and raising his family.Writing a “Dear Lionel” letter after news Messi wanted to quit his long association with Barcelona, Adelaide United Director Ian Smith cited his state’s “brilliant” schools, tourist attractions and world-class wines as reasons the Argentine should head Down Under.He also noted South Australia’s success in containing the coronavirus pandemic which is still ravaging much of Europe, saying the state would be “safe for your young family”. Topics : Smith admitted Adelaide United, which finished in seventh place in Australia’s 11-team A League during a coronavirus-hit season, would not be able to pay Messi the kind of massive salary he is used to.”We cannot offer you much in the form of financial compensation,” Smith said, explaining that the pandemic had badly damaged his team’s finances.”But, hey, let’s not let that get in the way of something that promises to be very special; once you are here, you will be so happy and money will seem merely incidental,” he said.center_img “While Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester United and others may be chasing your signature, wouldn’t you really like to go somewhere different?” wrote Smith in the letter posted on the club’s Facebook page.”Indeed, as a consumer of Penfolds Grange, one of the world’s finest wines, we will find you a house in the suburb of Magill — It’s just a free-kick away from Penfolds’ award-winning Magill Estate restaurant, where you will have a regular table at your disposal,” he said.The six-time Ballon d’Or winner shocked the football world by informing Barcelona Tuesday that he wanted to leave the team where he has played his entire professional career, was the record scorer and won four Champions League titles.The move is expected to spark a legal battle over a buy-out clause worth hundreds of millions of dollars.last_img read more

Mesut Ozil sends message to Arsenal fans after demoralising Wolves draw

first_img 1/1 Comment ‘Good to be back in Premier League action,’ Ozil wrote on Instagram.‘But not happy about the result at home. Many things to work on. We have to keep moving forward with our heads held high.’Asked to assess Ozil’s contribution, meanwhile, Emery said: ‘He worked, he played well and I think he has quality.’Arsenal could be 10 points adrift of the top four pace should they lose at Leicester next weekend and result elsewhere go against them.Emery added: ‘I’m disappointed with the result above all because I think the players tried, the players worked, and the most difficult thing against Wolves is to score the first goal and take advantage in the result.‘We needed to score the second goal to take more confidence than we had at 1-0 and also because they are a strong team defensively, but also they have the structure offensively. They have the habit of playing matches with that result and being consistent to try to score and draw.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘They did that and we lost the opportunity at 1-0. When they equalised, we tried. We got into the box, we created some chances which weren’t very clear but we created them. ‘‘Also, in the last moments when we were pushing a lot, they had good transitions, one or two transitions when they didn’t score.‘I think it was an equal match and maybe we deserved it a little more than them, but we struggled. In a game against them, when you have that opportunity after 1-0 to get more of an advantage, you need to take it. We didn’t.’Should Arsenal sack Unai Emery?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsMORE: Unai Emery explains decision to start Mesut Ozil for Arsenal’s game against WolvesMORE: Granit Xhaka sends message to Arsenal fans ahead of Wolves clash Advertisement About Connatix V67539 Full Screen Top articles by Metro SPONSORED Skip Read More PLAY Skip Ad Mesut Ozil made only his second Premier League appearance of the season against Wolves (Picture: Getty)Mesut Ozil admitted Arsenal have plenty to work on after they were held at home by Wolves on his Premier League return.The 31-year-old starred Wednesday’s extraordinary Carabao Cup tie against Liverpool which Arsenal eventually lost 5-4 on penalties following a 5-5 draw at Anfield.Having been left out of the previous six matchday squads, Ozil was rewarded with only his second Premier League appearance of the season by Unai Emery, but the former Real Madrid playmaker was unable to inspire his team to a much-needed victory.Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang fired Arsenal into the lead with his 50th goal for the club, but Raul Jimenez’s 76th minute header earned Wolves, who registered an astonishing 25 shots on goal, a deserved point.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling center_img Read More Read More Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 2 Nov 2019 6:50 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link17Shares Mesut Ozil sends message to Arsenal fans after demoralising Wolves draw Video Settings / Coming Next Read More 1 min. story Advertisement Read Morelast_img read more

Ft. Lauderdale Garage Shooting Leaves One Dead, Three Injured

first_imgOne man was killed and three others sustained non-life threatening injuries in a shooting that took place early Sunday in a parking garage near the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.According to Fort Lauderdale Police spokeswoman Casey Liening, the incident happened around 4:15 a.m. at 101 S.W. Fifth Avenue.The parking garage also serves the Museum of Discovery and Science, as well as nearby restaurants and clubs.Debbie Anestor, the aunt of one of the victims, says that her 25-year-old nephew, Bidline Vil, and his girlfriend got into a dispute with someone at one of the adjacent nightclubs, when the argument carried over to the garage. She says her nephew then shot and killed the other man in self-defense, adding,”He saved many lives by killing him. He’s a hero.”Anestor says her nephew, who has a concealed weapons permit, was shot five times during the altercation, and his girlfriend was shot once.The three victims who were injured were treated at Broward Health Medical Center.The investigation is ongoing.last_img read more

Getting to know Montana basketball

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments Published on March 21, 2013 at 5:23 pm Contact Jacob: jmklinge@syr.edu | @Jacob_Klinger_ Related Stories Just in time: Syracuse playing best ball of season as it heads into NCAA TournamentMontana to mix zone, man-to-man against SyracuseBearing down: Despite injuries to key players, Montana carries momentum from stellar regular season into NCAA TournamentGallery: Syracuse practices in San Jose a day before taking on Montana in the NCAA TournamentQ&A with Montana beat writer Bob Meseroll of the Missoulian Syracuse’s NCAA Tournament opponents, the No. 13-seed Montana Grizzles have their own fair share of basketball history.How they got here:Big Sky conference champions, they beat Weber State Wildcats 67-64 in the tournament championship.Home court:Dahlberg ArenaAdvertisementThis is placeholder textNCAA Tournament appearances (10):1975, 1991, 1992, 1997, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2012, 2013Best NCAA Tournament finish:1975, Sweet 16. The Grizzlies lost to UCLA in the West region semifinals before losing to UNLV in the regional 3rd-place game.Winningest coach:George Dahlberg (1937-42, 1944-55)235-233Big Sky tournament titles (9):1991, 1992, 1997, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2012, 2013Highest NBA draft pick:M.R. Richardson, 4th overall 1978, New York KnicksRichardson played eight seasons in the NBA, four with the Knicks, half of one with the Golden State Warriors and the rest of his career with the New Jersey Nets.Career statsPPG14.8RPG 5.5APG 7.0Steals/game 2.6FG% 46%3FG% 22%FT % 69%last_img read more