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Watch Nigel Hall, Big D, Jon Cleary & More Get Down And Dirty At NOLA Crawfish Fest

first_imgThe NOLA Crawfish Festival took things to another level on its final day, putting together a pair of super jams with some of New Orleans’ finest. Of the many musical highlights of the three day festival, the MVP supergroup laid down some seriously funky stuff at the NOLA Brewery.The set featured dueling organists Jon Cleary and Nigel Hall laying down thick slabs of sound, while drummer Raymond Weber and bassist Tony Hall (Dumpstaphunk) kept the show grounded, and funky guitarist Derwin “Big D” Perkins cut through it all with a slinky, bluesy tone. Drawing on classic tunes and their own considerable catalogs, the five funksters had no shortage of material to work with and plenty of springboards for epic jams.Our own Rex Thomson was on hand to film the fun, and he’s happy to share some of the highest highs and funkiest lows from this incredible set of music. Enjoy!“Superman Lover” (Johnny Guitar Watson cover) “Night People” (Lee Dorsey cover)“Sometimes I Wonder” (Jon Cleary cover)Stay tuned for more great footage from NOLA Crawfish!last_img read more

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Tony Yazbeck, Jay Armstrong Johnson & Clyde Alves Will Lead On the Town on Broadway

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 6, 2015 Alves is currently appearing on Broadway in Bullets Over Broadway. His additional credits include Nice Work If You Can Get It, Anything Goes, Wicked, Hairspray, Oklahoma! and The Music Man. Jay Armstrong Johnson First seen on Broadway in 1944, On the Town follows the adventures of three sailors on leave in New York City. Based on the ballet Fancy Free by Jerome Robbins, the musical features music by Leonard Bernstein and book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. Toe-tapping hits from the show include “New York, New York,” “I Can Cook Too,” “Lonely Town” and “Some Other Time.” Tony Yazbeck The three are back in uniform! Tony Yazbeck, Jay Armstrong Johnson and Clyde Alves will reprise their roles as Gabey, Chip and Ozzie, respectively, in the upcoming Broadway revival of On the Town. The trio recently donned the sailor caps when the new staging played at the Barrington Stage Company last summer. The tuner will begin performances at the Lyric Theatre (formerly the Foxwoods) on September 20 with opening night set for October 16. No further casting has been announced at this time. Related Shows Yazbeck has starred on Broadway in Chicago, White Christmas, Gypsy and A Chorus Line. He has also appeared on the Great White Way in Oklahoma! and Never Gonna Dance. He recently performed in the New York City Center Encores! presentation of Little Me. On the Town Johnson’s Broadway credits include Hands on a Hardbody, Catch Me If You Can and Hair. He has also appeared on the New York stage in Wild Animals You Should Know, Working and The Most Hapy Fella. View Comments Star Files Take a look at the show’s first promotional poster below!last_img read more

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Wayne Roberts announces retirement from LCRCC

first_imgMaryWardDirector ofCommunicationsLake Champlain RegionalChamber of Commerce& GBIC60 Main Street, Ste.100Burlington, VT05401p  802.863.3489ext. 209f 802.863-1538www.vermont.org(link is external) A. Wayne Roberts, President of LakeChamplain Regional Chamber of Commerce AnnouncesRetirementExecutive Search Process Will Begin inMarchKaren Marshall, chair of the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber ofCommerce (LCRCC), announced today that A. Wayne Roberts, long-time president ofthe Chamber, would retire from his post at the end of the year. Roberts has beenat the helm of the LCRCC since 1986.”In 20 years, Wayne Roberts transformed our Chamber fromsupporter of the business community to the leading advocate for public policythat creates sustainable economic development in the State of Vermont,” saidMarshall. “He brought small and large business experience to the role, andpursued a vision to create a dynamic Chamber of Commerce that representedmultiple interests, and created leadership capacity among its citizens. Hisimpact on the economic welfare of the businesses and citizens in the ChamplainValley is profound. He has forged strong alliances for our business sector withstate and federal policy makers that will benefit our communities for years tocome. As we begin our search for a new President, we will look to find thetalented individual who can build on this strong foundation. “Prior to coming to the Chamber, Roberts was an account managerfor IBM. He then owned and operated three successful hospitality businesses inVermont and was an assistant professor of Business Management at Johnson StateCollege. In 1980, Roberts served as White House deputy personnel director, andwas subsequently appointed by the president to serve as U.S. deputyunder-secretary of Education.During his tenure at the Chamber, the organization has becomeone of the largest non-profit business membership organizations in Vermont,serving over 2,000 member businesses and 60,000 employees throughout thestate.Roberts successfully developed four divisions within theChamber, including Leadership Champlain, the Vermont Convention Bureau, the LakeChamplain Regional Marketing Organization, and Education & Training.Leadership Champlain works to identify, nurture and engage theleadership potential of community members to support a healthy economicenvironment. Since its inception in 1988, more than 700 community leaders havegraduated from the program.Roberts brought The Vermont Convention Bureau (VCB) into thefold in 1988 as a regional organization responsible for marketing Vermont as apreferred meeting and convention destination. In 1994, the VCB expanded to astatewide organization. Today, the VCB successfully promotes Vermont throughoutthe U.S. and internationally, generating hundreds of meeting and conventionleads with a nearly $10 million economic impact annually.The Chamber also administers the Lake Champlain RegionalMarketing Program (RMP), a program of the Vermont Department of Tourism andMarketing. Through the RMP, the Chamber publishes and distributes numerousaward-winning publications aimed at marketing the region as a tourismdestination. The Chamber’s public relations efforts include working with travelwriters, attending consumer shows and maintaining the organization’s web site,which receives over one-million visits annually. The Chamber’s public relationsefforts have garnered national attention for the region in major media outlets,worth millions of dollars.Among the Chamber’s many accomplishments is a successfuleducation and training division. The Chamber’s early efforts to focus oneducation and training in the region began in 1990 with Project Assist, aprogram that encouraged partnerships between schools and area businesses toimprove learning and career opportunities for youth.In 1997, the Chamber partnered with GBIC to develop theWorkforce Investment Board (WIB) in an effort to identify and develop qualitytraining programs that would address the workforce development needs of localmanufacturers. The WIB focuses on developing and sustaining business andeducation partnerships for youth and adult learners with an emphasis onstrengthening and enhancing the delivery of technical education in theregion.The accomplishments of the Chamber and GBIC in the education andtraining arena are extensive. In the last decade, the Chamber and GBIC have beenresponsible for the development of the Vermont Learn to Earn Initiative, thedevelopment of School-to-Work programs and School-to-Work Resource andCurriculum Guides (which became state models), and the development of LinkingLearning to Life.Roberts also developed four successful Chamber programs,including government affairs, communications, marketing and member services.Each of these programs help the Chamber achieve its mission of promoting andsupporting a healthy environment that makes the region the ideal place to live,work and do business. The government affairs and communications programs arealso shared with GBIC.Today, the Chamber employs 32 full-time staff that operate inseven locations. The Chamber’s headquarters are at 60 Main Street in Burlington,with satellite locations in Rutland, Montpelier, Boston, the BurlingtonInternational Airport and the North and Southbound I-89 Welcome Centers inWilliston.The Chamber’s Executive Committee has formed a search committeeto begin a search for a new president. Dawn Francis will serve as a staffliaison for the committee. For more information about the search, please contactDawn Francis at 863-3489, ext. 210 or visit the Chamber’s web site atwww.vermont.org(link is external).-30- This information may beprivileged or confidential and is intended for use solely by the person(s) namedabove. Review, of this communication by anyone other than the intended recipientis strictly prohibited; and distribution or duplication of this communicationmay not be made without the prior consent of the sender.last_img read more

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Leadership: Don’t leave it to amateurs

first_imgIf you were to describe your leadership style, what would you say? If you were to define the leadership style of your credit union what adjectives would you use? Like it or not, we all have a leadership style and if your credit union has not defined their preferred leadership style you have many varieties and some styles likely conflict with others styles.Why is leadership style important?One of the main reasons for failures in succession plans results from significant leadership style differences. Recently a $B credit union went through a painful succession plan fail when the “heir apparent” to a retiring CEO brought an entirely different leadership style. It was so far from the prior leadership style that the credit union suffered from a significant brain drain, the exit of several key employees because of this leadership climate change. The board was required to retract on the succession plan and start new CEO search. continue reading » 21SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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2016 Honda Accord: Revamped & Revered

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Sponsored Content Brought To You By NY Auto GiantA perennial honoree across reviewers’ “Top 10” lists for multitude reasons, Honda has improved even more on the Accord’s winning recipe, reinforcing its reputation as one of America’s most beloved vehicles and adding new dimensions of quality to this highly praised model.Among the upgrades: structural reinforcements, suspension changes, and new technological advances, including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability, a second, 7.7-inch screen that can show rearview images or Lane Watch cameras, trip-computer information, turn-by-turn directions, audio data, text messages and phone calls!Critics gush.“The refreshed 2016 Honda Accord has big shoes to fill—its own,” explains Car & Driver. “Consider the Accord’s shoes as nicely filled as ever.”“The 2016 Honda Accord, with its refresh this year, continues to be a top-rated choice in the family sedan class,” states Edmunds.com. “Roomy and high-quality interior; refined and efficient powertrains; exceptional ride and handling balance; quick acceleration; generous standard features; available coupe body style.”Stylish, Roomy and Upgraded: Visit NY Auto Giant today and drive home your very own 2016 Honda Accord!Kelley Blue Book raves about the 2016 Honda Accord’s new, too, highlighting its “more aggressive looks,” “revamped interior” and “broad lineup.”“Honda’s Accord has been a class leader for as long as just about anyone remembers and even though the competition has had a number of refreshes, the current car has soldiered on atop the heap,” reads one of its reviews. “To be honest, though, in our last midsize comparison there were murmurs that some things need to be changed. Mainly, they involved styling as well as minor creature comforts it lacked relative to its rivals.“The company must be listening, for lo and behold, along comes the 2016 Honda Accord with a mid-cycle refresh that gives it bolder looks, better ride and some of those lacking features,” Kelley continues. “Also, in keeping up with the industry’s headlong rush into better connectivity and infotainment, the availability of Apple Carplay and Android Auto.”Click Here To Learn More About NY Auto GiantVisit NY Auto Giant’s Millennium Honda to learn for yourself what all the fuss is about, and drive home your very own stylish, roomy and upgraded 2016 Honda Camry today!last_img read more

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Not enough good shows in cable deal

first_imgI looked forward to reading the results of the Golden Globe Awards in The Gazette. Perhaps there would be some great new winning shows that I could watch on TV. Unfortunately, most of the winners are not available to me because they are on HBO, Hulu, Netflix and Amazon. Last month I paid Spectrum $189.00. Something is wrong with this picture — no pun intended.Joanne CoppolaNiskayunaMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusPuccioni’s two goals help Niskayuna boys’ soccer top Shaker, remain perfectFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motorists Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img

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OVO to disburse cash benefit for preemployment card recipients

first_img“We will disburse the participant’s cash benefits through their bank account or e-wallet account such as LinkAja, Gopay and OVO,” Airlangga said during the livestreamed preemployment card registration launch on Saturday.Read also: Indonesia’s e-signature start-ups gain traction amid pandemicUnemployed citizens can access the preemployment card by registering on the program’s website, prakerja.go.id, before picking their preferred training program.Statistics Indonesia data show that out of the country’s workforce of 133.56 million, 7.05 million are unemployed and more than 55 percent of those employed work in the informal sector.Manpower Ministry data released on Tuesday show that over 1.2 million workers from 74,439 companies in both the formal and informal sectors have either been told to stay home or have been laid off as a result of the pandemic.Topics : Read also: 1.4 million people register for preemployment card in a day as pandemic hits economy“Five OVO engineers and two Bareksa UI/UX designers are also working alongside the government to improve the preemployment card system,” he added.Coordinating Economic Minister Airlangga Hartarto officially launched the preemployment card registration on Saturday after launching the program at the end of March. The first registration period will end on Thursday with a quota of 164,000 participants, as the government plans up to 30 registration periods this year.The government has allocated Rp 20 trillion out of this year’s budget for the program and targeted 5.6 million people aged over 18 who do not attend school or college, particularly those who have yet to receive any social assistance, to join the program. It expects to cushion the country’s workforce hit by business disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Digital payment service provider OVO has partnered with state-owned Bank Negara Indonesia (BNI) to distribute cash benefits to recipients of the government’s preemployment card program.Under the partnership, OVO will disburse Rp 600,000 (US$38) monthly cash benefit for four months to the e-wallet accounts of program participants after they finish their training courses. The participants will also receive Rp 1 million worth of training courses from the program’s digital education platform partners, such as Sekolah.mu and Ruangguru.“OVO is committed to distributing the government’s cash benefits to improve Indonesia’s workforce skills and competitiveness,” OVO CEO Karaniya Dharmasaputra said as quoted in a press release on Saturday.last_img read more

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Rural feel draws interest in Burpengary East

first_img7-9 Roseberry Place, Burpengary EastA SIX-BEDROOM home with granny flat on acreage has sold at Burpengary East for $740,000.REMAX Ultimate sales associate Terry Lucas said the home at 7-9 Roseberry Place, which sits on a massive 3000sq m block, attracted a lot of interest from potential buyers, particularly those from interstate.“I think they like the rural feel,” Mr Lucas said.He said the home’s resort-style swimming pool with Bali hut and chicken coop were also appealing.More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 20197-9 Roseberry Place, Burpengary EastA couple with children bought the home last week with the hope of having an elderly relative move into the self-contained granny flat.Mr Lucas said large homes in this particular estate were popular, mostly because of their quality and their block sizes.He said they were also close to North Lakes and Redcliffe without being located in densely populated areas.“I’ve sold a number of acreages in that estate, over the years. It’s a lovely area,” Mr Lucas said.“(Buyers) are liking the block size, the privacy and tranquillity.”According to the latest CoreLogic market trends data, the median sale price for a house in Burpengary East was $541,500.last_img read more

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ABP appoints chair following abrupt departure of Henk Brouwer

first_imgCorien Wortmann-Kool, a former Christian Democrat politician, is to become the chair of ABP from 1 January, the fund has confirmed. Wortmann-Kool, who served as an MEP for 10 years until July this year, was chosen for her extensive network in Brussels and knowledge of the financial sector, according to the €334bn pension fund.ABP vice-chairman José Meijer said Wortmann-Kool offered an ideal combination of knowledge and experience.Wortmann-Kool emphasised her desire for “good and honest communication with members” and advocated clarity of communication about certainties and uncertainties, in order that members know what they can expect. “Trust in pension funds has fallen in recent years,” she said.“For future years, there are many changes in the pipeline, which may increase insecurity among members.”Wortmann-Kool was an MEP for 10 years until July 2014 before stepping down ahead of the European Parliament elections and served as legislative spokesperson for the financial sector for the European People’s Party. From 2009, she was the Dutch representative on the ECON committee, which oversees the IORP Directive, and also deputy chair of the EVP grouping.Wortmann-Kool succeeds Henk Brouwer, who unexpectedly departed as ABP chair in May 2014 after three years in the post and a year and a half before his term was due to expire. Two vice-chairs, Cees de Veer and José Meijer, have chaired the board in the interim.ABP’s board has 12 members, with paritarian membership divided between employer and employee representatives, but Wortmann-Kool will act independently.last_img read more

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Trio show intent to develop Gulf Coast express pipeline

first_imgKinder Morgan Texas Pipeline, a Kinder Morgan unit, DCP Midstream and a Targa Resources affiliate signed a letter of intent to develop the proposed Gulf Coast Express pipeline. The pipeline would provide an outlet for increased natural gas production from the Permian Basin to growing markets along the Texas Gulf Coast.As part of the definitive agreements subject to negotiation, Targa and DCP Midstream would commit significant volumes to the proposed project, including certain volumes provided by Pioneer Natural Resources company, a joint owner in Targa’s WestTX Permian Basin system and one of the largest producers in the Permian Basin.The capacity of the GCX project is expected to be approximately 1.92 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) and would include a lateral into the Midland Basin, consisting of approximately 50 miles of 36-inch pipeline and associated compression to serve gas processing facilities owned by Targa, as well as facilities owned jointly by Targa and Pioneer.The expected in-service date of the pipeline continues to be scheduled for the second half of 2019, pending the timely completion of definitive agreements with shippers and a final investment decision by the three parties.Per the terms of the letter of intent, KMI would build, operate and own a 50 percent interest in the GCX project, and DCP Midstream and Targa would each hold a 25 percent equity interest in the project.It is anticipated that natural gas supply would be sourced into the project from multiple locations, including existing receipt points along KMI’s KMTP and El Paso natural gas pipeline systems in the Permian Basin, a proposed interconnection with the Trans-Pecos Pipeline, and additional interconnections to both intrastate and interstate pipeline systems in the Waha area.Deliveries of natural gas into the Agua Dulce area would include points into KMTP’s existing Gulf Coast network, KMI-owned intrastate affiliates (KM Tejas and KM Border pipelines), the Valley Crossing pipeline, the NET Mexico header, and multiple other intrastate and interstate natural gas pipelines.last_img read more