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Second Foxworthy Show Added To The 30th Annual Lucille Ball Comedy Festival

first_imgJeff Foxworthy. Image by the National Comedy Center.JAMESTOWN – A second Jeff Foxworthy show was added to this summer’s Lucille Ball Comedy Festival in Jamestown.Officials with the National Comedy Center announced Tuesday the show will take place on Friday, August 7 at 9:30 p.m. following the original 7 p.m. performance.Per-sale tickets are slated to go on sale Wednesday at noon for all NCC members. The general public sale will start next Tuesday, March 17 at noon. Tickets will be available at ComedyCenter.org.Center officials report the first show sold out in the first few hours following public sale last week. Foxworthy is one of the world’s the largest-selling comedians with more than 13 million albums sold.Center officials say Foxworthy will be joined by Saturday Night legends David Spade, Rob Schneider and Kevin Nealon part of the head-line performers for this summer’s festival. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Break Out the Pinot Noir! Tituss Burgess Is Taking Your Questions

first_imgTituss Burgess in ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt'(Photo: Netflix) View Comments The only thing better than Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt returning to the small screen on April 15? Tituss Burgess taking your questions from the Broadway.com studio! That’s right, Pinot Noir lovers—the Great White Way alum will answer anything and everything you want to ask! When will Unbreakable comedy queen Tina Fey finally come to Broadway? What’s his go-to hangover cure? He’ll have the answers for all of your burning questions (and hopefully a case of Pinot for us). Pitch your questions below, and then be sure to tune in later when Titus Andromedon graces us with his presence!<a data-cke-saved-href="https://broadway.wufoo.com/forms/m1r6hp0v1o0nxcn/" href="https://broadway.wufoo.com/forms/m1r6hp0v1o0nxcn/">Fill out my Wufoo form!</a>last_img read more

GMCR to present at the William Blair & Co Growth Stock Conference June 10

first_imgGreen Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. (NASDAQ: GMCR) today announced that management is scheduled to make a presentation regarding the company on Wednesday, June 10, 2009, at the William Blair & Company 29th Annual Growth Stock Conference in Chicago. The investor presentation is scheduled for 1:20 p.m. CDT and the event will be webcast under the Investor Services section of the company’s website at www.GreenMountainCoffee.com(link is external). The webcast replay will be will be available for 30 days.About Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc.As a leader in the specialty coffee industry, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. (NASDAQ: GMCR) is recognized for its award-winning coffees, innovative brewing technology, and socially responsible business practices. GMCR s operations are managed through two business units. The Specialty Coffee business unit produces coffee, tea and hot cocoa from its family of brands, including Tully s Coffee®, Green Mountain Coffee® and Newman s Own® Organics coffee. The Keurig business unit is a pioneer and leading manufacturer of gourmet single-cup brewing systems. K-Cup® portion packs for Keurig® Single-Cup Brewers are produced by a variety of licensed brands, including Green Mountain Coffee and Tully s Coffee. GMCR supports local and global communities by offsetting 100% of its direct greenhouse gas emissions, investing in Fair Trade Certified ¢ coffee, and donating at least five percent of its pre-tax profits to social and environmental projects. Visit www.GreenMountainCoffee.com(link is external) and www.Keurig.com(link is external) for more information.GMCR routinely posts information that may be of importance to investors in the Investor Services section of its web site, including news releases and its complete financial statements, as filed with the SEC. The Company encourages investors to consult this section of its web site regularly for important information and news. Additionally, by subscribing to the Company s automatic email news release delivery, individuals can receive news directly from GMCR as it is released. WATERBURY, Vt.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–last_img read more

Northport Pair Arrested After Hit-and-run Wounds Cop

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Northport man has been accused of stealing an SUV, crashing into a Suffolk County police officer who pulled him over and fleeing the scene before carjacking a driver after another hit-and-run in Huntington.Chad Morizsan, 34, was charged with assault, robbery, larceny and leaving the scene of an accident. His 22-year-old passenger, Nicholas Franzone, also of Northport, was charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle for his alleged role in the carjacking.“He is a true professional,” Suffolk County Police Commissioner Edward Webber said of Second Precinct Crime Section Police Officer Nicholas Guerrero, who was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital, where is in critical condition with a serious head injury. His partner, Officer Heriberto Lugo, who was also struck, was treated for minor injuries.Police said Morizsan stole a Ford Explorer from Commack on Saturday but was stopped by Officers Guerrero and Lugo on Monday afternoon.Morizsan fled the scene while the officers tried to speak with the suspects, hitting both officers, police said. He allegedly stole gas from a gas station moments later. The suspect was involved in a hit-and-run with another vehicle while fleeing the gas station, authorities added.Minutes later, Morizsan alleged carjacked a woman in Commack. He and Franzone, the passenger, were later apprehended inside Target in Central Islip.Detectives are continuing the investigation along with prosecutors. Additional charges are expected.Morizsan and Franzone will be arraigned Tuesday at First District Court in Central Islip.Vehicular Crime Unit detectives ask anyone who may have witnessed these incidents or has further information to contact them at 631-852-6555 or call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.last_img read more

Educate future executives on leadership

first_imgRecognizing the need for well-groomed executive candidates, credit unions and leagues around the country have developed intensive leadership training programs, including some in conjunction with universities.Two stellar examples include the Carolinas Credit Union League’s (CCUL) Leadership Development Institute (LDI), which enrolled its inaugural class in early March, and Mountain America Credit Union’s ongoing affiliation with Westminster College’s customized business leadership training program.Presented at the University of North Carolina in partnership with the Center for Leadership Studies, the year-long LDI program features a custom curriculum delivered in quarterly, two-day workshops in Chapel Hill, N.C.The 20 students in the first cohort, selected through an application process, also have take-home assignments that bridge the gap between sessions. continue reading » 8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

The ATM at 50: Think outside the box

first_img 8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Fifty years ago, the ATM revolutionized financial services, changing consumer expectations and spending habits by introducing people to the ease and speed of 24/7 self-service money management. No longer tied to bankers’ hours, consumers had ready access to cash whenever and wherever there was an ATM.ATMs remain busy places. Consumers made approximately 5.8 million ATM withdrawals in 2015 and the amount withdrawn per transaction is trending upward, according to a 2016 Federal Reserve study. Expectations & Experiences: Household Finances, a recent quarterly consumer trends survey by Fiserv, found cash is still among the most frequently used payment methods for U.S. households.Once simply a reliable and trusted way to get cash, the ATM is evolving to meet consumers’ changing needs while also providing key benefits for financial institutions. continue reading »last_img read more

Guest Columnist: During the H1N1 pandemic, please allow sick workers to stay home

first_imgEditor’s note: It’s here; the novel H1N1 influenza is rapidly morphing into its second wave assault. We’re all making our last-minute plans for response and preparedness an immediate reality. One of the most important actions we can take right now to reduce H1N1 transmission in the workplace is to keep infected employees out! One of the real national leaders in elevating the importance of this action is Lisa Koonin, Senior Advisor of the Influenza Coordination Unit at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. I feel very fortunate today to have Lisa provide a guest column on this important topic in place of usual Osterholm Briefing. It is a must-read. During the next 8 to 12 months, every organization will be confronting the issue of sick workers. Lisa addresses it with great clarity; it’s a compelling blueprint for action.—Michael T. Osterholm, Editor-in-Chief(CIDRAP Business Source Osterholm Briefing) – As fall and the 2009-2010 flu season begin, outbreaks of the new 2009 H1N1 flu have already started in some states and will likely increase across the United States during the coming months. Based on symptoms alone, it will not be possible to quickly determine if ill workers have pandemic flu, seasonal flu, or other respiratory conditions. What’s more, predicting the severity of outbreaks (ie, number of hospitalizations and deaths) caused by 2009 H1N1 or the severity of illness caused by seasonal flu is also difficult.Given these uncertainties, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is urging businesses and employers to consider developing a flexible flu response plan now. Having such a plan in place can protect the health of employees while ensuring business continuity as 2009 H1N1 and seasonal viruses circulate. These plans can also help limit the impact of a flu outbreak on the community at large.What you can expect to seeAs we know, one of the best ways to reduce the spread of flu is to keep sick people away from healthy people. The symptoms of 2009 H1N1 flu (like seasonal flu) include fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills, and fatigue. Some people may also have vomiting and diarrhea. Still others may have respiratory symptoms without a fever and be infectious. Therefore, it will not be possible to exclude from the workplace everyone who is ill.Especially during a pandemic, employers should not expect that employees who are ill with flu-like symptoms be able to get a confirmatory lab test. Healthcare providers are likely to use their clinical judgment to diagnose and treat mild cases of respiratory illness and reserve testing for people who have more severe illness.The CDC recommends that all employees with flu-like symptoms stay home, or, if they become ill at work, go home as soon as possible and not come back to work until at least 24 hours after their fever has gone away, without the need for fever-reducing medicine. If local conditions become more severe, sick workers may be asked to stay home longer.The problem with ‘presenteeism’When sick employees show up for work, they’re not only less productive, they can expose co-workers, thus increasing absenteeism and reducing the company’s overall productivity. The term “presenteeism” has been used to describe when employees show up for work sick but can’t fully do their job. This phenomenon can have a significant and costly impact on an organization, not only in terms of the risk of increased spread of disease to other employees, but also in terms of diminished productivity for the ill person.The problem is that many sick employees might not be able to afford to stay away from work. Nearly half (48%) of all private-sector workers in the United States—some 57 million people—do not have paid sick-leave benefits. Only 44% of full-time workers who earn less than $15 an hour have paid sick leave; that percentage plunges to 23% among part-time workers, according to US Department of Labor statistics.Employees and financial worriesThe issue of sick leave was highlighted during the spring outbreak of 2009 H1N1 flu. Public health officials warned workers to stay home from work if they were sick or had flu-like symptoms, but the media reported that many went to work anyway because they simply could not afford to stay home.A June 2009 survey conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health found that 68% of respondents said that they could stay home for about 7 to 10 days* if they had 2009 H1N1 flu and health officials recommended that they stay at home; about 17% said they could stay home for part of that time. However, 44% of respondents said that they or someone in their household would lose pay or income and have money problems if they missed 7 to 10 days of work due to illness, and a quarter said they feared they could lose their jobs or businesses altogether.These concerns were no doubt magnified by the current economic turbulence that has forced many businesses, especially small enterprises, to close or severely downsize. But the fact remains that sick employees dragging themselves to work can have a negative impact on the business and the workplace by causing more workers to get sick.What your organization can doAs the pandemic and seasonal flus converge, the CDC recommends that employers:Adopt flexible leave policies that allow sick workers to stay home and away from the workplace until at least 24 hours after their fever has gone away, without the use of fever-reducing medicationsReview human resource policies now to explore how to create more flexible leaveDiscuss these policies with managers, supervisors, and employees so everyone is up-to-date on sick-leave policy, leave donation, and employee assistance servicesEnsure that leave policies are flexible and do not punish employees for staying home if they are sickNot require a sick employee to have a doctor’s note to prove they are sick or to state when they are ready to return to work; healthcare providers will likely be very busy in the coming months, so they might not have time to provide this documentationLeave policies that are flexible and consistent with public health recommendations can help employers:Reduce the number of workers who become sick due to exposure at the workplaceGive healthy workers more confidence to come to workAllow sick workers the time to stay home and recover from their illness, without penaltyLeave policies should also allow workers to stay home if they need to care for other family members who are sick or have been otherwise affected by flu. Some communities, for example, may have to close child care centers or dismiss students from school to reduce the spread of the virus when there is high absenteeism at a school or if a more severe pandemic develops.Employers can identify workers now who may have to stay home to care for children if schools or child care centers close. To ensure business continuity, consider such options as letting these employees work from home, allowing them to work staggered shifts, or cross-training other workers to carry out their responsibilities. Bottom line for organizationsThe effects of 2009 H1N1 flu and seasonal flu will vary across the country. Businesses and employers should base their flu strategies on information from local and state public health authorities. Regardless of size or function, all businesses should plan now to allow and encourage sick workers to stay home without fear of losing their jobs. The CDC recommends this strategy for all levels of flu severity in the coming months.*At the time that the Harvard School of Public Health poll was conducted, the CDC’s guidance recommended that ill workers stay home for at least 7 days or 24 hours after fever had resolved, whichever was longer. The guidance was updated last month to advise sick workers to stay home and away from the workplace until at least 24 hours after their fever has gone away, without the use of fever-reducing medications.—Lisa M. Koonin MN, MPH, is Senior Advisor of the Influenza Coordination Unit for the US  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. E-mail: LKoonin@CDC.gov (link sends e-mail).last_img read more

Brownfield use pressure grows

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Extreme drought triggers water crisis in East Nusa Tenggara

first_imgThe agency has been regularly distributing clean water to residents of the five villages in order to mitigate the water scarcity.Read also: BMKG warns of extreme weather during transition to rainy seasonAuthorities also urged villagers to only use clean water for drinking and bathing.“The clean water comes from tanks owned by the Rote Ndao BPBD and [an unidentified] third party,” said Deskiel.Several other villages in the regency have also requested Rote Ndao administration’s assistance in providing clean water. Deskiel went on to say that authorities were trying to fulfill those requests as soon as possible. (nal)Topics : Five villages in Rote Ndao regency in East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) are suffering from clean water shortages as a result of extreme drought.Deskiel Haning of the Rote Ndao Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) said the five villages were Holulai, Nentenaen, Meoain, Lifuleo and Pukuafu. They had experienced extreme drought for more than 60 days.“The water crisis has been ongoing since July,” he said on Tuesday, as quoted by kompas.com.last_img read more