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Cabaret Stars Michelle Williams & Alan Cumming Get Berlin Chic

first_imgCabaret stars Michelle Williams and Alan Cumming will officially welcome Broadway audiences into the Kit Kat Klub once more beginning April 24, but if you can’t possibly wait until then, pick up the newest issue of New York magazine immediately! The stars are smoldering in this “perfectly marvelous” black-and-white photo—and if you think they look good here, you won’t believe how sexy they look on stage. Check out this Hot Shot of the new duo, then see Williams in a nightie and Cumming in, uh, suspenders (and not much else) in Cabaret at Studio 54! Star Files Michelle Williams View Comments Alan Cummingcenter_img Related Shows Cabaret Show Closed This production ended its run on March 29, 2015last_img read more

VEDA Board Authorizes $1.97 Million in Commercial and Agricultural Financing

first_imgFinancing commitments approved by the Vermont Economic Development Authority (VEDA) Board of Directors will return a large industrial facility in Springfield to productive use; support the purchase and expansion of an existing manufacturing facility in Sharon; and help fund the purchase of a country inn in Fayston. The Board also made financing commitments through the Vermont Agricultural Credit Corporation (VACC) to support the purchase and operation of two equine facilities one in New Haven and the other in Colchester. VEDAs traditional and growing — support for the preeminent sectors of Vermonts economy; manufacturing, tourism and agriculture is exemplified by the Boards financing decisions this month, said VEDA Manager Jo Bradley. Jobs will be created and retained through these projects, and thats good news for all of us. The projects approved for financing are: Black River Produce, Springfield – The former Idlenot Dairy Processing facility will be purchased, renovated and restored to use by Black River Produce, with the help of the Chittenden Bank and $648,800 in VEDA financing. Black River Produce, founded in 1978 in Ludlow, sells produce purchased at Boston wholesale markets and from over 80 Vermont farms to restaurants and grocery stores in Vermont, New Hampshire, northwestern Massachusetts, and a small section of eastern New York. They also serve as a regional distributor for other Vermont food companies, such as Cabot, Annies Naturals, Vermont Butter and Cheese, and MacKenzie All Seasons. Currently located in Cavendish, the company will more than double their commercial space, and add an estimated 30 jobs to their base of 143 employees as a result of the $1.6 million expansion project. General Abrasives, Inc., Sharon A $398,850 VEDA loan will combine with financing provided by the Randolph National Bank to fund the purchase by General Abrasives, Inc. of their leased manufacturing facility in the Sharon Industrial Park. The $1 million project will provide needed expansion space for the company, securing eight jobs and adding three more over the next three years. Established in 1993, General Abrasives, Inc. manufactures sandpaper discs, as well as the equipment and tooling used in the conversion of the discs, for use by woodworkers, casket makers, and automakers — both nationally, and internationally. Philip and Alison Truckle, d/b/a Tucker Hill Inn and Restaurant, Fayston The Board approved $385,000 in financing which, along with support from Banknorth Group, will enable the Truckles to purchase and operate the Tucker Hill Inn and Restaurant on Route 17 in Fayston, operated as a ski lodge and restaurant since the 1940s. The $1.19 million project will support the purchase of the 18-room inn, an 85-seat restaurant, and a private residence on 14.5 acres. It is expected that the current four jobs at the inn and restaurant will increase to nine jobs over the next three years. Julie Tisbert and Allan Duclos, New Haven $308,000 in Vermont Agricultural Credit Corporation (VACC) farm ownership and operating loan funds were approved by the Board, enabling the purchase and development of a horse facility known as Jewell Hill Farm in New Haven. The facility will offer horse boarding, training and riding camps, and will include a 130 x 250 outdoor riding ring, and a new indoor arena. Patricia Hart-Ahonen and Timothy Ahonen, Colchester A $231,500 VACC farm ownership loan was approved by the Board to combine with Chittenden Bank financing, enabling the $576,500 purchase of a 45-acre equine facility known as Trails End Farm in Colchester. The facility includes a house, a stable, an 80 x 160 indoor arena, and an outdoor arena, and will be used for horse training and boarding, as well as for summer camps for children, and training for young riders. VEDAs mission is to provide financial assistance to eligible businesses to stimulate job creation, and enhance economic stability and growth in Vermonts manufacturing, travel and tourism, and agricultural sectors. In the Authoritys 30-year history, VEDA has made project financing commitments totaling over $1 billion.last_img read more

Review panel wants to know your thoughts

first_img September 15, 2003 Gary Blankenship Senior Editor Regular News Review panel wants to know your thoughts Review panel wants to know your thoughts On the Bar’s disciplinary procedures process Senior EditorAs it prepared for its first meeting, the Bar’s Special Committee on Lawyer Regulation is seeking input from Florida attorneys about the Bar’s grievance process.Reporting at the Board of Governors’ August 22 meeting in Clearwater Beach, Chair Hank Coxe said the commission would have its first meeting September 5 during the Bar’s General Meeting in Tampa (after this News went to press). He said the group expects to meet about five times in the coming year.Bar President Miles McGrane urged board members to have their constituents contact the Bar with their views of the disciplinary system.“We are not entering this study with the thought there is something wrong or something needs to be fixed, but rather that it is time to review it,” McGrane said. “I don’t care if it’s positive feedback, negative feedback, just so the commission gets all the information in front of it.”News that the 23-member commission is being set up has already sparked several letters, he noted.“The membership to some extent believes we are heavy-handed; the membership believes we knee-jerk react when we go ahead and file; and the membership believes we brag about the number of lawyers we disbar each year,” McGrane said.The president also has said that members of the public believe the Bar takes too long to handle complaints.Coxe said the commission will have a wide range of members, including former Supreme Court Justice Major B. Harding and Judicial Qualifications Commission Chair Richard McFarlain, who also used to prosecute grievance cases when he worked for the Bar more than 25 years ago. Both the Criminal Law and Family Law sections have named members; circuit and county judges will be serving; and representatives from both state and federal prosecutors and public defenders have been appointed, he said.The panel will look at how discipline is administered, including whether public reprimands should be administered before the board or locally, if district courts of appeal need standards when they refer lawyers for discipline, and whether county judges as well as circuit judges should be appointed as referees to hear grievance cases, Coxe said.The commission is seeking feedback from judges who have served as referees, from lawyers who have represented those charged with grievance offenses, as well as the public and Bar members in general.Coxe said it is standard for Bar officials to say that the grievance system is the best in the country and the review will see if that is a valid claim.Lawyers who want to forward comments to the commission should send them to rscott@flabar.org.last_img read more

Oral argument set

first_imgOral argument set Oral argument set The Florida Supreme Court has set oral argument in Re: Petition of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Rules and Policy Committee on Amendments to the Florida Rules for Certified and Court Appointed Mediators, case no. SC05-998 for February 8. Check the online docket for further information on this case by visiting http://jweb.flcourts.org/pls/docket/ds_docket_search January 1, 2006 Regular Newslast_img read more

How your birth order affects your spending habits

first_imgWhether or not birth order affects the makeup of personality and behavioral traits is an extensively researched topic with convincing arguments on both sides. Regardless of which side you come down on, you can probably identify with at least a few of the stereotypes associated with your birth position in the family. For example, firstborn children are often characterized as responsible high achievers, while their younger siblings tend to be more social and creative. And in the case of the unlucky middle children, they’re often simply forgotten.While most studies have focused on the role that birth order plays in personality, recent research suggests that one’s position in the family can also affect financial decision-making. So does your birth order role as the oldest, middle, youngest or only child impact your spending habits? According to a study conducted by the Journal of Financial Therapy, it’s highly probable.The Oldest ChildThe oldest child in the family tends to be mature, confident and, more often than not, a perfectionist. As a result of the responsibilities and expectations placed on them by parents at an early age, older siblings are very well organized and generally in total control of their lives.According to clinical psychologist Dr. Mark Harrold is his Irish Times article, first-born children enjoy more attention from doting parents. Not only do these individuals connect more with their parents, but they also generally earn better grades and pursue more conservative, lucrative careers like law, accounting, banking and information technology. The personality traits associated with firstborn kids might also translate into good spending habits, as these children tend to be diligent about managing money and more financially stable overall. continue reading » 49SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

US seeing flu strain not matched by vaccine

first_imgFeb 6, 2008 (CIDRAP News) – As seasonal influenza makes its annual march across the country, surveillance data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reveals that 23% of the viruses that have been identified belong to a strain that is not included in this season’s vaccine.CDC Director Dr Julie Gerberding said the influenza A H3N2/Brisbane-like strain emerged at the end of Australia’s influenza season, too late for inclusion in US flu vaccines, according to a Feb 2 report from the Associated Press (AP).According to the CDC’s most recent weekly flu report (for Jan 20 through 26), US laboratories have characterized 197 flu viruses so far this season. Forty-six (23%) were A/Brisbane/10/2007-like, which the CDC says is a recent antigenic variant that evolved from an A/Wisconsin/67/2005-like strain, a component of this year’s seasonal flu vaccine.The Brisbane-like viruses made up 87% of the 53 type A H3N2 isolates collected so far, according to the CDC. Of the other isolates, 101 were type A H1N1 viruses and 43 were type B viruses.According to an influenza update from Canada that covers the same week, Canadian laboratories have analyzed 243 influenza samples so far this season and found that 12 (5%) were the Brisbane-like strain.The World Health Organization (WHO) has said the Brisbane-like strain will be included in the southern hemisphere’s 2008 seasonal flu vaccine.This year’s vaccine is still a good match for the strains responsible for most of the flu cases and should provide cross-protection against the new strain, Gerberding told the AP. “If people haven’t gotten their flu shot, it really is still not too late,” she said.According to the CDC, 11 states are reporting widespread influenza activity and 26 are reporting regional activity.In other seasonal flu developments, the CDC recently issued a health advisory to clinicians asking them to report all flu-related pediatric deaths and to have a high index of suspicion for coinfections, especially with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).The CDC said the number of flu-related pediatric deaths during the 2006-07 season was moderately higher than in the previous two flu seasons. Of 73 pediatric deaths from influenza, 30 involved bacterial coinfections. Twenty-two of the patients were infected with S aureus. Of that group, 15 had MRSA infections.According to the CDC’s most recent update, only two influenza-related pediatric deaths have been reported this year. However, two states—Mississippi and New York—recently reported a total of four pediatric flu-linked deaths. The Mississippi State Department of Health reported on Feb 4 that two patients aged 18 or younger died of the illness. No other details about the patients were available, except that the deaths occurred in DeSoto and Madison counties.Yesterday the New York State Health Department announced the flu-related deaths of two children, a 7-month-old from Monroe County and a 7-year-old from Orange County. The children were positive for influenza A and B, respectively, the department said. No other details were provided.Richard F. Daines, MD, New York’s health commissioner, in the statement urged parents to vaccinate their children against seasonal flu. “These tragic deaths underscore the serious threat seasonal influenza poses, particularly for the very young, the elderly, and anyone with a chronic medical condition,” he said.”Anyone who wants to reduce their risk of for flu should get vaccinated. It’s not too late,” he said.See also:WHO recommendations for the 2008 southern hemisphere flu vaccineFeb 4 Mississippi State Department of Health press releaseFeb 5 New York State Department of Health press releaselast_img read more

Tax revenue down 5 percent as COVID-19 hits businesses

first_imgNational tax revenue has fallen by 5 percent to Rp 152.9 trillion (US$9.62 billion) as of February compared to the same period last year as corporate income was severely hit by an economic slowdown blamed largely on the COVID-19 pandemic.Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati said the decline in tax collection was mainly caused by a slump in import activities, lower global oil prices and weakening overall businesses performance in light of the spread of the novel coronavirus. “We see corporate tax declined in February this year, which means corporate performance dropped significantly,” Sri Mulyani told reporters at the monthly state budget briefing on Wednesday. According to the ministry, various tax sources declined sharply in the first two months of this year, with corporate income tax having fallen 19.57 percent to Rp 20.2 trillion and import tax down 10.63 percent at Rp 8.01 trillion compared with the corresponding period of last year.However, individual income tax grew by 4.39 percent year-on-year (yoy) to Rp 25.56 trillion, while domestic value-added tax grew by 4.81 percent yoy to Rp 30.64 trillion as of February.Overall tax collection in the first two months reached 9.3 percent of the full-year target of Rp 1.64 quadrillion in 2020.Read also: ‘Desperate times, desperate measures’: Calls grow for flexible state budget amid virus The country booked a state budget deficit of Rp 62.8 trillion as of February at a time when it needs ample room to cushion economic shocks from the COVID-19 pandemic that has taken a toll on economic activity worldwide.The total state revenue collected up to late February amounts to Rp 216.6 trillion, marking 0.5 percent yoy contraction, while spending increased by 2.8 percent to Rp 279.4 trillion.The finance minister said the virus had weighed heavily on the global economy and Indonesia, adding that the assumptions underpinning the 2020 budget had changed due to the pandemic.“There was a hope that economic growth could improve this year, but COVID-19 has affected economic activity, and now we are alert of its impact on the state budget,” Sri Mulyani told reporters.Sri Mulyani previously said the budget deficit may widen to around 2.2 percent to 2.5 percent of GDP this year, with the forecast having taken into account big-check government stimulus to fuel the economy amid the COVID-19 pandemic.The government unveiled new stimulus efforts to the tune of Rp 27 trillion for ministries and regional administrations to combat the virus.The new measures come after two earlier stimulus packages. The first one, announced on Feb. 25, was worth Rp 10.3 trillion and included subsidies for mortgages and staple goods for low-income families as well as fiscal incentives for travel-related industries. The second package, worth Rp 22.9 trillion, includes individual and corporate tax breaks, among other measures.Topics :last_img read more

1 Dies, 5 Fall Ill on board Heavy Lift Vessel off Durban

first_imgA Brazilian man died, while five more fell ill as they were sailing on board a heavy lift vessel off South Africa.According to the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) of Durban, the ship called for assistance on January 7, seeking medical evacuation for the crew. On the ship’s captain’s request, the body of the deceased man remained onboard the ship.Based on the footage released by the rescue coordination centre, the heavy-lift vessel is part of Boskalis fleet and was transporting Petrobras-owned floating production storage and offloading unit (FPSO) .NSRI Durban, Netcare 911 ambulance services and the SA Air Force (SAAF) were tasked to rendezvous with the vessel which diverted from deep-sea and headed towards Durban.“On arrival on the scene, 28 nautical miles off-shore East of Durban, the SAAF Oryx helicopter landed on the ship’s helicopter pad,” NSRI said.“The SAAF BK-117 helicopter and the sea rescue craft stood-by on the scene while Netcare 911 rescue paramedics and the NSRI medic took over care of the 5 patients from the ships medical crew and the patients were transferred into the Oryx helicopter.”Medical treatment continued in the helicopter and the 5 patients, 1 in a critical condition and 4 in stable condition were airlifted to a hospital in Durban.NSRI said that all 5 patients are in stable conditions and they are recovering in hospital.A Boskalis spokesperson told World Maritime News that its semi-submersible heavy transport vessel the Vanguard was the ship engaged in the incident.Namely, the Vanguard was transporting an FPSO en route from China to Brazil with subcontractors still onboard finalizing some work on the FPSO.As informed, over the weekend six subcontractor workers fell ill, one of them unfortunately with fatal consequences.The Boskalis spokesperson said that the type of illness that affected the crew was still unknown and that activities are being undertaken to determine it.last_img read more

August 11, 2018 Police Blotter

first_imgAugust 11, 2018 Police Blotter081118 Decatur County Jail Report081118 Decatur County Fire Report081118 Decatur County EMS Report081118 Decatur County Law Report081118 Batesville Police Blotterlast_img

Dollar General dedicates specific shopping hours to seniors

first_imgTo help combat the spread of the coronavirus to the older population, Dollar General had dedicated specific store hours to senior shoppers.In a statement released on Monday the store introduced their “Senior Hour Encouragement” program:“In keeping with our mission and our ongoing commitment to serve our communities, we are dedicating the first hour of each day to seniors,” Dollar General CEO Todd Vasos said. “We appreciate our customers’ understanding of our decision and request they visit our stores later in the morning to allow at-risk populations the ability to purchase the items they need at affordable prices.”Beginning Tuesday, March 17, our first hour of operations will be dedicated to our senior shoppers. All stores will also close an hour earlier in order for employees to clean and restock shelves. Learn more about these change here: https://t.co/53rc2gMeVr— Dollar General (@DollarGeneral) March 17, 2020 During these hours seniors will be able to avoid the larger crowds during busier hours.The store also announced that it will be closing it’s doors an hour earlier to allow employees to clean the store and restock the shelves.For more information on store hours click here.last_img read more