Today’s Natalie Morales Gets Kinky

first_img Kinky Boots Star Files Show Closed This production ended its run on April 7, 2019 View Comments Andy Kelsocenter_img Related Shows The Today Show co-host Natalie Morales caught a matinee performance of the hit musical Kinky Boots on April 23 and went backstage at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre to catch up with stars Billy Porter, Andy Kelso, Jeanna de Waal and Cortney Wolfson. Morales even tried a pair of kinky boots on for size. Perhaps they’re not quite the right footwear for the morning sofa over at 30 Rock, although we’re sure that Kathie Lee and Hoda would approve! Billy Porterlast_img read more

Paul Frank + Collins Welcomes New Hire Kristina M. Roomet

first_imgThe Burlington law firm Paul Frank + Collins is pleased to announce the addition of Kristina M. Roomet to the firm. Roomet is a member of the Property & Development and Environmental Law teams at PF+C. Her practice focuses on environmental, land use, energy, and health & safety law. Ms. Roomet is a 2008 graduate of Northeastern University School of Law, where she concentrated her studies and internships in the areas of environmental and land use law. Prior to joining Paul Frank + Collins as an associate, Ms. Roomet worked as a Legal Intern for the Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General in the Environmental Protection Division. She previously worked as a Law Clerk for the firms of Cetrulo & Capone, LLP and McRoberts, Roberts, and Rainer, LLP, both in Boston, MA. She has worked as a Judicial Clerk for the Honorable Margaret R. Hinkle in the Suffolk County Superior Court in Boston. She earned her B.A. in Religion studies at Colgate University in 2002. She then worked as the Records Manager and a Paralegal Clerk at Paul Frank + Collins before attending law school.last_img read more

4 ways to bring out the best in your team

first_imgWhen there’s good mojo amongst your team, sometimes you just have to put the right pieces in the right places to make magic. A healthy, well-oiled machine can grow your company to unimaginable heights. Here are a few ways you can help bring out the best in your team.Applaud effort: In order for employees to grow, they need to be given opportunities to learn new things. Throughout this process, there will be a learning curve. Don’t expect immediate success with every new task. Look at results, but look harder at effort. Encourage those who are giving their all, even when they’re not getting the result they’re looking for.Believe in potential: Believing that an employee has the potential to succeed will affect how you treat them and how they see themselves. When an employee knows that you believe in them, they will start to see themselves as you do.Find passions: Through training and learning new skills, your employees will undoubtedly find out where their passions lie. Support these realizations and help them to thrive, even if that means having to replace them in another area of the company. What’s good for them will ultimately be good for everybody.Share your weaknesses: Open up to your staff about the areas in which you need to rely on them, and in return they will feel more comfortable opening up to others. When a team truly acts as a team, working together as one, that’s when the magic happens. 42SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: Detailslast_img read more

NCUA board to talk TCCUSF closure at Sept. 28 meeting

first_img 10SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » The NCUA board will discuss closing the Temporary Corporate Credit Union Stabilization Fund (TCCUSF) at its Sept. 28 meeting, according to the agenda released Wednesday. CUNA strongly supports closure of the fund and for NCUA to begin issuing refunds starting in 2018, the only national trade association for credit unions to hold that position.“CUNA’s number one priority is ensuring credit unions get their money back starting in 2018, so we’re glad to see it as an item on NCUA’s upcoming board meeting agenda,” said CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle. “We look forward to engaging with NCUA to ensure closure of the fund in a safe and sound manner.”CUNA fully supports NCUA’s proposed plan, issued in July, to close the TCCUSF, merge its assets into the share insurance fund and repay credit unions a portions of stabilization fund premiums in 2018.CUNA does have concerns with provisions that authorize NCUA’s to raise the normal operating level (NOL) to 1.39%, and addressed them in its comment letter filed with the agency last month.last_img read more

PLN to receive Rp 9.6t from state coffers to build power infrastructure

first_img“We will use the funds as equity and reduce PLN loans,” PLN president director Zulkifli Zaini told House of Representatives lawmakers in Jakarta on Monday evening.His presentation and the regulations show that 86 percent of the capital is slated to develop transmission infrastructure, including high-voltage power lines and substations, all in western Indonesia except for several projects in Sulawesi.The country’s heavy investment in the infrastructure of electricity distribution is part of Indonesia’s efforts to achieve a 100 percent electrification ratio this year. The ratio – a measure of the proportion of communities with electricity – reached 98.89 percent last year.However, Zulkifli said the latest capital injection was insufficient to meet Indonesia’s power infrastructure targets. He said that meeting such targets would cost an estimated Rp 15.2 trillion, funds that the company has been raising through bank loans and global bonds. PLN slated 3 percent of the working capital injection to be used for electricity distribution infrastructure and 11 percent for renewable energy power plants in Sulawesi, Kalimantan, Aceh, Papua island and East Nusa Tenggara. The latter two are Indonesia’s most impoverished regions.“The [3 percent] capital is only for renewables. Not for fossil fuels,” added Zulkifli.Energy analyst Fabby Tumiwa said the use of renewable energy was cost-effective, as the state capital injections would be used to electrify 433 remote villages, most of which were located in West Papua and Papua.Many of the targeted villages in Papua are located in densely forested mountain areas.Read also: Indonesia to electrify 433 remote eastern villages“The most cost-effective solution to provide electricity there [in Papua and West Papua] is through the use of local energy, the renewable energy sources. An even better option is to distribute the plants’ electricity with a mini-grid or micro-grid,” he said.In electrifying the villages, PLN plans to expand electricity networks, build renewable energy power plants and distribute handheld ‘Talis’ battery packs. PLN estimates the electrification program would cost at least Rp 1.26 trillion.For PLN, expanding its electricity networks is also a strategy to weather a domestic electricity oversupply that strains the company’s cash flow due to the lower demand during the pandemic.The electricity giant is particularly focused on expanding its network to high industrial activity regions such as manufacturing-heartland Java and mineral-rich Sulawesi.PLN’s spending on privately owned power plants (IPPs) is projected to exceed its own fuel spending by 2021, due to the oversupply, warns a recent Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) study. IEEFA director Melissa Brown, who authored the study, said the COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated the financial problem as electricity domestic demand collapsed yet PLN remains obligated to buy a certain amount for electricity from IPPs.“The COVID-19 crisis has upended Indonesia’s financial settings and PLN’s dealings with the Indonesian public and global markets will need to be adjusted to face the new reality,” she said in a statement on April 7.PLN booked a net loss of Rp 38.9 trillion in this year’s first quarter, down from a net profit of Rp 4.12 trillion in the same period last year, after the rupiah exchange rate fell to a record low against the greenback in March.Topics : State-owned electricity giant PLN is slated to receive Rp 9.6 trillion (US$695 million) in state capital injections (PMN) from the government this year to develop power infrastructure in Indonesia and increase the country’s electrification ratio.The capital comprises Rp 5 trillion from the 2020 state budget and Rp 4.6 trillion diverted from the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry budget. PLN will use the capital to develop renewable energy power plants, power lines and substations.The funds allocation is stipulated in Government Regulation No. 37/2020 and No. 36/2020, both of which were issued on July 7.last_img read more

Mermaid Waters mansion hits market with nine car spaces

first_img51-53 Portobello Drive Mermaid WatersMore from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North10 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoOutside there is a granite wet bar with integrated wine fridges and LED lighting.Mr Raaschou said duck was the best time of day to enjoy the views.“We have outdoor lights that are timed to come on just as dusk sets and by the time it is completely dark the pool and deck have an electric blue glow,” he said.“The garden lights up and it is a magnificent sight. 51-53 Portobello Drive Mermaid WaterSTEP inside this magnificent Mermaid Waters mansion and the expansive view will take your breath away. Owner Erik Raaschou and his wife bought the substantial multi-level home last year after the gated street and size of the property captured their interest. The 1919sq m block has 60m of waterfront.“We have lived around this part of the Gold Coast for the past five years and Portobello Drive is by far our most-loved spot,” Mr Raaschou said. 51-53 Portobello Drive Mermaid Waters“It only takes five minutes to get to some of our favourite restaurants.” Glass windows soar 5.5m in the central entertainment space and frame stunning views across the pool to the wide water.Granite bench tops form a focal point in the kitchen.The 90s built home has been extensively renovated by Mr Raaschou and now channels a sophisticated-Hamptons charm with high ceilings, limestone tiles and a facade of stone, weatherboard and render. 51-53 Portobello Drive Mermaid Waters“There is no better feeling than sitting outside on the patio with friends and enjoying the view, listening to the outdoor sound system and watching the kids play in the pool.”The five-bedroom, four-bathroom home includes a private main bedroom wing with a fresstanding bath and waterfront balcony. Mr Raaschou said the family spared no expense transforming the home. “We have made it into our dream house,” he said. 51-53 Portobello Drive Mermaid Waters“Most of our time has been spent in the kitchen and our media room watching movies on the big screen with the Bose home theatre set up, which is always a lot of fun.“One of my fondest memories of the house would be having Christmas with all of our extended family here. We had the kids playing soccer outside, everyone in the pool, people relaxing on the deck – it was amazing.”last_img read more

Future EIOPA stress tests could examine carbon asset risk

first_imgFuture European stress tests of the pension sector are set to examine climate-related risks, following a recommendation by the European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB).Pension funds could also face upper limits on their exposure to high-risk carbon assets, if regulation were adapted in the wake of any stress test results, the board said.The ESRB examined the potential risk resulting from a late low-carbon transition, arguing that belated awareness of the importance of reducing emissions could see an “abrupt” introduction of constraints on the use of high-carbon energy sources.It also suggested that such a shift would increase systemic risks due to the decline in value of carbon-intensive assets and the impact of sudden changes in energy usage. As a result, the report – ‘Too late, too sudden: Transition to a low-carbon economy and systemic risk’ – proposed that future stress testing of the financial sector by the European Supervisory Authorities, such as the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA), incorporate the risk of its ‘hard landing’ scenario.“In particular,” the report adds, “the ESRB macroeconomic scenario [drafted for future stress tests] could incorporate an upward shock in the price of non-renewable energy sources, causing a negative impact on aggregate demand while at the same time ‘turning off’ any positive balance-sheet effects for energy producers and accounting for country specificities.”It also suggests that dedicated carbon stress tests could be conducted to determine the most important systemic risksAs a way of dealing with the risks associated with carbon emissions, the board suggested investors subject to capital charges could see tailored capital surcharges based on the carbon intensity of their holdings, or that there could be upper limits on assets “highly vulnerable” to a rapid transition.EIOPA’s inaugural pension fund stress test exposed the defined benefit sector to two scenarios, including one looking at the impact of a commodities shock.The supervisor’s chairman, Gabriel Bernardino, said it planned to conduct further stress tests in two years, allowing the ESRB to devise its next potential scenario in 2017.,WebsitesWe are not responsible for the content of external sitesLink to ESRB report ‘Too late, too sudden’last_img read more

MOL takes delivery of world’s largest FSRU

first_imgMOL FSRU Challenger, the world’s largest FSRU (Image: MOL)Mitsui O.S.K. Lines of Japan has last week taken the delivery of the world’s largest floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU). To remind, the MOL FSRU Challenger has been officially named in a recent ceremony at the Okpo shipyard of Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering in South Korea.The vessel is the first FSRU that Japan’s MOL has built independently and will own and operate.MOL FSRU Challenger has been delivered to its owner on October 10, MOL LNG Transport (Europe) Ltd, a unit of the Japanese shipowner that will manage the vessel said in a brief statement via its social media channels.Image courtesy of MOL LNG Transport (Europe) LtdMOL said previously that the FSRU will provide storage and regasification services to a project in Turkey after delivery during October with operation expected to start within 2017.The FSRU has an LNG storage capacity of 263,000 cubic meters and has re-shipment and gas transfer capabilities. The unit will have a regas discharge capacity of 540 million cubic meters per day.Its specifications allow for the re-export of LNG and supply of LNG to neighboring regions where the vessel is located. LNG World News Stafflast_img read more

Calls to develop an assistance program within the health sector

first_imgLocalNews Calls to develop an assistance program within the health sector by: – November 15, 2011 Share Tweet Share Image via: holders in the Health and Education sectors want an Employee Assistance Program to be developed in Dominica. That decision was made during a four day workshop on the development of an HIV/AIDS/STI’s policy last week organized by the Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development in collaboration with CARICOM and the Education Development Centre (EDC).CARICOM education development Consultant and facilitator of the HIV policy development workshop Sandra Berry, says the employee assistance program is aimed at assisting vulnerable residence of Dominica. “The employee assistance program will help vulnerable citizens of the Commonwealth of Dominica. Other countries have programs where health packages may be made to some persons who may not fall within normal strata. You may use criteria such as the income barrier and the income level of the home. We believe that it will aid persons who are affected by HIV/AIDS,” she explained.Meantime, Coordinator of the Child Abuse Prevention Unit Jemma Azille says the development of the HIV/Aids policy is timely for Dominica.She said having a workshop of that magnitude is vital because it creates the avenue to speak to the children.“They can be informed as to exactly what is HIV/AIDS so in case any one of them becomes sexually abused, they can have a better understanding about the implications which include HIV/AIDS,” she said.Dominica Vibes Newscenter_img Share Sharing is caring! 8 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

Kudus’s transfer to Ajax impresses Ghana coach

first_img Loading… Ghana coach, Charles Akonnor is excited about Mohammed Kudus’ move to Ajax. The Ghana winger left FC Nordsjaelland for Ajax last week, though also fielded interest from the likes of Manchester United and Tottenham. “He has taken a necessary step. It would have been a mistake if he had already gone to England because he would have to choose a club where he can play on a regular basis,” Akonnor told Graphic Sports.Advertisement Promoted ContentCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made9 Heroes Of Popular Memes Then And NowBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesEverything You Need To Know About Asteroid ArmageddonWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe10 Extremely Dirty Seas In The WorldTop 10 TV Friends Who Used To Be Enemies6 Best Natural History Museums In The World10 Extremely Gorgeous Asian Actressescenter_img read also:My relationship with former Ghana coach Appiah still broken – Gyan “As soon as he has fully developed, the English clubs will come after him soon enough, so I think it is good that he has now gone to Ajax. “I am delighted to see my players at the bigger clubs and in the Champions League.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more