Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Gary Barlow Eyes Reality Casting ShowIn September, Gary Barlow revealed to Broadway.com that he’d love to write a Take That musical in London. Now, he’s eyeing a headliner or two. According to UnrealityTV, the Finding Neverland composer is developing a reality casting competition for the U.K.’s BBC One, similar to Andrew Lloyd Webber’s I’d Do Anything, Any Dream Will Do and Over the Rainbow. Further information has yet to be revealed.La La Land Gets Holiday Release DateBad news, movie musical fans: You’ll now have to wait a little bit longer to see Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling sing and dance on the big screen. The previously reported La La Land film has been pushed back to a December 2 limited release before going wide on December 16. The flick was initially set to premiere this summer. It follows an aspiring actress in L.A. and her relationship with a charming jazz musician.Donald Trump’s Producing PastLong before Donald Trump was making headlines for his remarks on the campaign trail and causing Bialystock and Bloom to come out of the woodwork, the presidential candidate had a quick turn as a Broadway producer. In 1970, Trump had top billing on the Richard Seff play Paris Is Out!. According to the New York Times, Trump split the $140,000 capitalization evenly with lead producer David Black. Unfortunately for both, the play closed after less than 100 performances at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. Black recalled that following the closing notice, Trump asked what he should do next, and Black responded, “Why don’t you try real estate?” You know what happens next.Rufus Wainwright Will Bring Judy to Carnegie Hall AgainOur heart strings are zinging! Grammy nominee Rufus Wainwright will return to the New York stage to reprise his 2006 show Rufus Does Judy at Carnegie Hall. The concert, inspired by Judy Garland’s Judy at Carnegie Hall, features the numbers Garland performed in that epic 1961 show and several special guests. Get ready to get happy with Wainwright on June 16 and 17. Gary Barlow(Photo: Bruce Glikas) View Comments
The mortality rate depends on the general immune status of theaffected horses and the virulence of the organism. The rate ishighest among older horses from piroplasmosis-free areas. Infected horses become anemic and suffer fever, weight loss,jaundice and, in some cases, death. “Now that a final decision has been made, we must focus all ofour energy on the proper implementation of the safeguardsoutlined in the 20-point proposal,” Irvin said. “Piroplasmosis is a tick-borne disease that causes anemia,” saidGary Heusner, a University of Georgia Extension Service animalscientist. Of the two types of piroplasmosis, only B. caballi is easilytreated. Treatments include a type of chemotherapy. The FEI agreed to follow strict conditions outlined in a 20-pointproposal allowing piroplasmosis-positive horses into Georgia forthe Games. It took months of negotiations to clear the road to the 1996Olympic equestrian events in Conyers, Ga. And all that debate was over an organism too tiny to see thatcarries a big name — equine piroplasmosis (Babesiosis) — and aneven bigger “stick.” “The organism hasn’t been endemic in Georgia,” he said, “andthat’s the problem with allowing infected horses in.” “It’s such a big deal because we are a nonendemic area and themortality rate is higher among horses in nonendemic areas,”Heusner said. “Horses in the U.S. are at greater risk of death ifhorses that test positive are allowed into the country.” As the rules stand, all horses entering the United States musttest negative to piroplasmosis, including U.S.-origin horsesexported temporarily for competition. To clear the final hurdle, the Georgia Department of Agriculturereached agreement with the Federation Equestre Internationale(FEI), the governing body of international equestriancompetition. “There is one infected horse in Georgia,” Heusner said. “He isunder strict quarantine.” “Piroplasmosis attacks the red blood cells of the host,” Heusnersaid. Piroplasmosis’ incubation period is 12 to 30 days for the B.caballi strain and 12 to 15 days for B. equi. Making matters more complicated, the type of tick that transmitspiroplasmosis is found in Georgia and is in the feeding seasonduring the months of the Olympics. The parasite travels through the gut of ticks into the organs,especially the ovaries, where it multiplies and infects thetick’s eggs. The larvae hatch and penetrate the salivary glands, from whichthey are inoculated into horses. Piroplasmosis was first clinically diagnosed from an importedhorse from Cuba, in 1961. The parasite was first spotted in theUnited States in 1965 in Florida. “This issue has been a topic of debate and intensive study forover three years when piroplasmosis first became a concern,” saidGeorgia Commissioner of Agriculture Tommy Irvin, “and I feel thatmore than ample time has been dedicated to the decision onwhether or not the positive horses will be allowed to enter thestate.” The 20-point proposal put forth by the Department of Agriculturelimits the number of positive horses that will be allowed toenter the state; eliminates positive horses from three-dayevents; and restricts the movement of positive horses once theyenter the state. Piroplasmosis is endemic in Southern Europe, southern Russia,Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Central and South America. TheUnited States, the Netherlands, Ireland, Great Britain andAustralia remain free of the parasite. “It has been and will continue to be my top priority throughoutthis debate to protect Georgia’s and America’s horse industry,”he said, “and I feel confident that these measures will do justthat.”
Springfield, VT Rep. Peter Welch joined representatives from the Southern Vermont Health and Recreation Center (SVHRC) to announce $121,000 in federal funding he recently secured.The funding will support the Recreation Center’s highly successful community health programs.I am pleased this federal support will help the Recreation Center continue to improve their community health and wellness programs. The center provides an invaluable service to the region and serves thousands of area residents young and old, said Welch.Welch added, My goal is to help match federal support with priorities identified by communities around the state.Joining Welch was former State Senator Edgar May, SVHRC’s Executive Director Christian Craig, Chair of the SVHRC Board George Lamb, SVHRC Board Member Bob Flint, and other members of the community.Craig said, This funding will allow the Southern Vermont Health and Recreation Center expand key health improvement components of the facility. This support will allow us to better serve area residents. A recent membership survey revealed that 84 percent of members felt their health has improved since joining the facility.Welch visited the SVHRC early last year and saw first hand the needs of the center. He followed up on his visit with a request for federal support.SVHRC serves 2,130 members from 35 area communities. The center is open over 95 hours per week and one-third of the membership is under the age of 18.The SVHRC offers The Prescription for Exercise Program, which allows area physicians or school nurses the ability to refer patients to the Recreation Center for a program designed to teach people how to exercise and improve their cardiovascular system.With the support of other grants, the Recreation Center was also able to install the largest thermal solar energy system in the state, producing 175,000 kWh of energy in its first year and saving 9,722 gallons of propane.The funding was originally secured by Welch in the House version of the 2008 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Bill.Following the funding announcement, Welch visited the fire-damaged Springfield Theater Building and Lincoln Block Building with local business leaders and town representatives.
The Credit Union National Association is seeking comments on the National Credit Union Administration’s (NCUA) five-year draft strategic plan. CUNA will accept comments until March 24. The NCUA’s comment period for the strategic plan ends April 4.The NCUA issued the draft plan at its January board meeting. It summarizes the NCUA’s analysis of the internal and external environment impacting the NCUA, evaluates their programs and risks, provides goals and objectives for the next five years.According to the NCUA, the three strategic goals for 2017 to 2021 are to: continue reading » 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » Consumers face a near-daily barrage of troubling cybersecurity news, with each story being more concerning than the last. When the public learned about the Capital One data breach, consumers were again left scrambling to figure out if their personal information was included in the 106 million exposed records. So, how can financial institutions quell this constant cyber-paranoia?To find out, CSI polled more than 2,000 American consumers to discover their perceptions of the cybersecurity threats and challenges surrounding themselves and their financial institutions. The result? Consumers (unsurprisingly) want to know how to better protect themselves and, in fact, are open to their bank showing them how. Almost three-fourths (74 percent) said that they would likely participate in a cybersecurity awareness program if offered by their financial institution.This insight presents a tremendous opportunity to banks that want an inexpensive way to increase their value and retain more customers.If You Host It, Consumers Will ComePer our poll, consumers age 18 through 44 are the most likely (75 percent) to attend a bank-sponsored cybersecurity education program, but interest from those age 45 and older is not far behind (73 percent).
Meanwhile, the conservative Club for Growth said it would spend $10 million on both Senate races. With massive sums guaranteed to flow in from all sides, though, it would be much bigger news if a major player didn’t get involved, so we likely won’t be devoting as much coverage to outside spending activity as we ordinarily would.Separately, Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announced that, because the state will conduct a recount in the presidential race, a group of runoffs that had been scheduled for Dec. 1 will instead be consolidated with the Senate runoffs in January. The most prominent among these is an election for Georgia’s Public Service Commission between Republican incumbent Bubba McDonald and Democrat Daniel Blackman. All five of the current members on the commission, which regulates utilities, are Republicans.However, one notable election is staying put: Because the race for district attorney in Clarke and Oconee counties, which includes the city of Athens, is a special election, it cannot be moved under state law.Called RacesQuite a few contests remain uncalled, but we’re tracking all of them on our continually updated cheat-sheet, and of course we’ll cover each of them in the Digest once they’re resolved.● AK-Sen: Republican Sen. Dan Sullivan has defeated challenger Al Gross, an independent who won the Democratic nomination.● NC-Sen: The Associated Press has called North Carolina’s Senate race for Republican Thom Tillis, who defeated Democrat Cal Cunningham 49-47 to earn a second term. Cunningham conceded on Tuesday but the AP waited until Wednesday to issue its call.● AK-AL: Republican Rep. Don Young has defeated challenger Alyse Galvin, an independent who won the Democratic nomination, in a rematch of their 2018 race.● AZ-01: Democratic Rep. Tom O’Halleran has defeated Republican challenger Tiffany Shedd.● CA-34: Democratic Rep. Jimmy Gomez has prevailed over former prosecutor David Kim in an unexpectedly competitive intra-party race that the Associated Press waited more than a week to call. With most votes counted, Gomez led Kim just 53-47, despite outraising him $1.3 million to just $179,000 as of mid-October.Kim ran on an explicitly left-wing platform and benefited from an endorsement from former presidential candidate Andrew Yang, who helped popularize the idea of a universal basic income that Kim vocally supported. He relied on a large volunteer corps to make up his financial deficit and attacked Gomez for accepting campaign donations from the private prison industry and fossil fuel companies.Kim may have also benefited from the sizable Korean American population in California’s 34th District, dark blue turf located in downtown Los Angeles that includes the neighborhood known as Koreatown. Around 43% of the district traces its origins to Mexico, as Gomez does, while about 8% are of Korean ancestry, making this the most heavily Korean American district in the country.As political analyst Rob Pyers concluded, “The Koreatown precincts made the special election in 2017 closer than most people had anticipated.” Gomez, the establishment favorite, won that race by a relatively modest 59-41 against fellow Democrat Robert Lee Ahn, who was also Korean American.We could in fact see another special election for this seat soon: Politico recently reported that Gomez, who “secured more robust labor provisions” in the trade agreement that succeeded NAFTA, could be Joe Biden’s choice for U.S. trade representative. In a statement conceding the election, Kim left open the possibility that he could run once more, saying, “This is only the start of something big and something bold.”● WA-08: Freshman Democratic Rep. Kim Schrier has defeated Republican challenger Jesse Jensen. This contest proved to be unexpectedly close: With most votes counted, Schrier led just 52-48. Major outside groups paid little attention to this swingy district, which stretches from Seattle’s eastern suburbs to more rural areas past the Cascade Range, even though it hosted one of the most expensive races of 2018.● CA Ballot: The AP has called the election for California’s Proposition 15 for opponents, whose side currently leads 52-48 with most votes counted. The measure would have reformed the state’s property tax system by allowing large commercial properties to be reassessed at market value. Now, to the numbers! Oklahoma’s toplines barely budged over the last four years: In 2016, it voted 65-29 for Trump, while this year, it gave Trump a similar 65-33 victory, a shift that can be attributed to weaker showings by third-party candidates. For the fifth presidential election in a row, the GOP nominee for president carried every single one of Oklahoma’s 77 counties, and Trump, unsurprisingly, also won each of the Sooner State’s five congressional districts.While his statewide numbers didn’t shift much, Trump did see a larger collapse in the Oklahoma City-based 5th District, where his winning margin shrunk from 53-40 to 52-46—his weakest showing in the state. Democrats scored a major upset in the 5th in 2018 when Democrat Kendra Horn unseated Republican Steve Russell, but Trump’s decline at the top of the ticket wasn’t enough to save Horn, who lost her first bid for re-election to Republican Stephanie Bice 52-48. Democrats could conceivably win back a seat like this one in the future, but Republicans, who will have unfettered control over redistricting next year, may simply divide the blue island of Oklahoma City between multiple districts.Meanwhile, Trump once again took at least 60% of the vote in Oklahoma’s other four congressional districts. Trump’s strongest margin of victory came in Republican Rep. Markwayne Mullin’s 2nd District in the eastern part of the state, which he took 76-22. This region, nicknamed “Little Dixie,” was relatively friendly turf for Democrats up until a decade ago: A previous version of the 2nd decisively elected Democratic Rep. Dan Boren to a fourth term as late as 2010. Boren retired in 2012, though, and Mullin has had no trouble holding it against all Democratic comers during any of his five campaigns.- Advertisement – This is the fourth presidential election for our “pres-by-CD project,” as we informally call it, but there’s one key difference this time. A new round of redistricting is about to begin, meaning all-new congressional districts will be used in 2022. We’re crunching numbers for the current districts, though, so that we can measure how much the new boundaries do, or don’t, change the partisan makeup of each district, which is a very useful tool for evaluating gerrymandering. We’re also certain to see some special elections over the next two years that would be held using the existing district lines, so our data will help determine early on which races could be competitive.Campaign Action- Advertisement – P.S. After we’ve released the presidential results for all 435 House districts, Daily Kos Elections will circle back and continue our project to calculate the presidential election results for every legislative district in the country.Georgia Runoffs● GA-Sen-A, GA-Sen-B: Republican pollster Remington Research has boldly offered the first post-election surveys of Georgia’s Jan. 5 runoffs, finding small leads for both GOP incumbents. In the regular election, David Perdue is ahead of Jon Ossoff 50-46 while in the special election, Kelly Loeffler has a narrower 49-48 edge on Raphael Warnock.Remington, which did not mention a client, did not poll the Nov. 3 matchups in either contest, nor did the firm release many surveys elsewhere in the final month of the race, making it difficult to assess its accuracy in a year rife with polling whiffs. The only state Remington polled close enough to Election Day to merit a comparison with final results was Missouri, where it found Trump leading Biden 50-45 late last month and Republican Gov. Mike Parson up by a similar 50-44 over Democrat Nicole Galloway. Those numbers proved far too favorable for Democrats, however, as Trump and Parson both carried the state by identical 57-41 margins.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –
Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterMonday 20 Jan 2020 1:04 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.2kShares Comment Kieran Tierney is still facing a significant spell on the sidelines (Picture: AP Photo)Arsenal are hoping to have Sokratis Papastathopoulos available for their Premier League clash with Chelsea on Tuesday night despite recent illness.The Greek centre-back has been under the weather and is being assessed ahead of the trip to Stamford Bridge.The 31-year-old missed the 1-1 draw with Sheffield United on Saturday with Mikel Arteta lining up with David Luiz and Shkodran Mustafi in the heart of defence.The Gunners have three first team defenders out and there is little good news about any of those sidelined.ADVERTISEMENTCalum Chambers, who has ruptured the ACL in his left knee, has had surgery but will be out for between six and nine months.AdvertisementAdvertisementKieran Tierney has also had surgery on his dislocated right shoulder but is not likely to return to full training until March.The problems at left-back continue, with Sead Kolasinac still out with a thigh strain and will not be back in full training for two more weeks, missing the next three fixtures.Arteta picked Bukayo Saka at left-back against the Blades and feels he could remain there in the future: ‘I think he could (have a future at left-back) because he’s willing to learn, he is applying himself big time he is someone that’s has never played (that position) before but he’s really trying to do it as well as possible.‘You can see that he’s got many strengths to play in that position. Obviously he needs games, he needs experience and he needs to improve in some areas but that’s very good.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityReiss Nelson is on the same schedule as Kolasinac for his return from a hamstring strain, likely to be back and available for the Premier League meeting with Newcastle at the Emirates on 16 February.Arteta is going to have to do without captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for the next two games as well, after the striker was sent off against Crystal Palace on 11 January.MORE: Arsenal are yet to have talks over Layvin Kurzawa, says PSG sporting director LeonardoMORE: Alexandre Lacazette tells ‘naive’ Arsenal teammates they need to be ‘nastier’ after Sheffield United draw Arsenal issue injury updates on Kieran Tierney, Sokratis, Sead Kolasinac, Calum Chambers and Reiss Nelson Advertisement
LocalNews NYC must be the voice of those who cannot speak for themselves, says Edward Registe. by: – July 19, 2011 10 Views no discussions Tweet Sharing is caring! Share Share Share Mr. Edward Registe addressing the General Assembly of the National Youth Council on Saturday July16th, 2011Former president of the National Youth Council, Edward Registe has urged the council to remain and advocate and to be a voice for the voiceless.Registe who represented the Chairman of the Grand Bay Village Council at the National Youth Council’s General Assembly forum on Saturday says there are many who are unable to speak for themselves.“Advocacy has always been the key word for the council, and it should continue to be your perpetual theme. The NYC must be the voice of the voiceless youth. There are many who cannot, will not and are unable to express themselves and represent their own interests. I want to say that the NYC must be the voice for those who cannot speak for themselves. Those of you here today your presence here speaks volumes, it speaks for you and those on their way too. But what about those who don’t speak at all? Those who are home and afraid to speak? Those who do not know where to go to speak? You must always represent their interest. It is your responsibility to do that” Registe said.He also charged the leadership of the council to forge strong partnerships with mediums who can effectively carry their message.“You must build partnerships, and one of the most powerful mediums to build partnerships with is the media and they are here today. They are a very good and powerful medium to carry your message. So you must build strong partnerships with them. You must also build strong partnerships with other NGO’s [non-governmental organizations]. Use them as a mechanism to advance your message as you grow and to advance the National Council’s agenda” he said.According to Registe, the National Youth Policy should represent the best interest of young people island wide.“Is there a national youth agenda? I know several years ago we worked on the National Youth Policy and I understand it is under review, where is it today? You must as youth use your energy and vitality to bring that document to life and to make sure that it is not just a document that sits on a shelf somewhere but one that is relevant to the best interest of young people around the country” Registe said.Dominica Vibes News
Steven Gerrard moved Tuesday to quell speculation about his future as manager of Rangers following last weekend’s Scottish Cup defeat by Hearts by insisting he was “ready to go again”.Advertisement Loading… Promoted ContentTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldThe Origin Story Of The Best Chocolate Thing Ever CreatedGorgeous Asian Actresses All Men Are Crazy About40 Child Actors Who Turned Into Gorgeous Adults8 Addictive And Fun Coffee Facts10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoTop Tastiest Foods From All Over The WorldThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way After the 1-0 loss at Tynecastle on Saturday, a downbeat Gerrard said it was “the lowest I felt since I came into the job by a long way”.The Liverpool great also said “I just need to think”, with Rangers facing the prospect of another season without a trophy.But speaking ahead of Wednesday’s home match against Hamilton, Gerrard insisted he was staying at Ibrox.Asked if he had thought about his future with Rangers, the former England midfielder replied: “Long term? No, no.“I’m OK, good, ready for the next challenge which is Hamilton tomorrow.“From the end of the game at the weekend which was bitterly disappointing, I have done a real lot of thinking to myself and shared those thoughts with people around me and I am ready to go again.”Gerrard’s contract with the Glasgow giants runs until 2024 and he said he intended to honour that deal.“I’m in. I’ve signed up to something here. I’m in, I’m all in,” Gerrard insisted. “I always knew there was going to be periods like this that were tough, real setbacks.”Hearts’ Oliver Bozanic scored the only goal of the Cup tie to put the spotlight on Gerrard’s decision to drop top scorer Alfredo Morelos for disciplinary reasons.Morelos was suspended for Rangers’ 1-0 win in Braga on Wednesday and was given permission to fly back to Colombia, but returned to Glasgow late.Gerrard said Tuesday that Morelos had accepted his punishment, which would remain private, and would be available to face Hamilton.Steven Gerrard’s Rangers crashed out of the Scottish Cup with a 1-0 defeat to HeartsRead Also: Victor Moses suffers injury setback, set to miss Inter’s matches“It is important that we move on from these situations, it is dealt with strongly, which it has been and we move forward,” Gerrard explained.“Is he going to be perfect? No. Is he going to make mistakes and frustrate me from time to time, possibly.“But I need to make sure I do the right thing for him and the club in this situation and that’s what I felt I have done,” he added.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享
Yedlin ended his MLS stint in fine style, helping the Sounders win the Western Conference title and Supporter’s Shield before losing to the Los Angeles Galaxy in the Conference Finals, and big things are expected from him by Pochettino. ”DeAndre is a young player with great potential who has already achieved a lot in Major League Soccer,” he said. ”It is important for his development that he is given the time to adapt to his new surroundings both on and off the pitch and we believe that by coming to us in January it will give him the best opportunity to do so.” Spurs travel to face bottom club Leicester on Boxing Day and Pochettino is hopeful of having Ryan Mason available after the midfielder was forced off with a twisted ankle during the win over Burnley at the weekend. “He is better now,” Pochettino added. “Maybe tomorrow he will start training in a normal way with the group. It was lucky because the problem wasn’t bad. Maybe he could be back on Boxing Day. It’s possible he is ready for the next game.” Press Association The 28-year-old has not featured in the Barclays Premier League since the 2-1 home defeat to Stoke on November 9 and has made only 12 appearances in all competitions since Pochettino’s arrival in the summer. Kaboul was installed as Pochettino’s skipper after the Argentinian had spent some time with the squad, with the announcement made in mid-September. But the France international has since struggled to hold down a place in Tottenham’s starting XI, with the likes of Jan Vertonghen, Federico Fazio and Vlad Chiriches preferred by Pochettino. It is also believed Tottenham may delve into the January transfer market to recruit another central defender and Pochettino revealed he will not pick Kaboul purely because he is the captain. “It’s a football decision, there is no other explanation,” he said when questioned about Kaboul’s omission. “When you decide to pick the starting XI it’s not because he’s captain or that his name is different from another. You pick the player because it’s your job and it’s my decision. “The captain means that you are a leader but because you are a captain you are not sure of starting XI. I am the head coach and I decide the players for each game.” One player now certain of arriving in the new year is United States full-back DeAndre Yedlin – after the club confirmed he will link up with them in January. Spurs agreed to sign the 21-year-old on a four-year deal in August, but announced at the time that he would remain with the Seattle Sounders for the remainder of the Major League Soccer season. ”We are pleased to confirm that DeAndre Yedlin will be joining the Club in January,” a statement on the club’s website read. Tottenham head coach Mauricio Pochettino insists it is purely footballing reasons that are preventing club captain Younes Kaboul from getting back into his side.