Phantom Will Get the Small Screen Treatment

first_img Related Shows The show will not be a tuner, but rather a one-hour scripted drama based on Gaston Leroux’s novel. Rest assured, it will still contain musical elements. Think ABC’s other music drama, Nashville, but with less country and presumably more chandeliers. And maybe organs. View Comments No timeline has been announced for the potential series, but while you wait, you can check out The Phantom of the Opera—the musical, that is—at the Majestic Theatre, where it has been playing on Broadway for over 26 years. The current cast includes Norm Lewis and Mary Michael Patterson. The Phantom of the Opera is here….inside your screen. ABC has picked up a Phantom of the Opera-themed pilot set in (wait for it) the modern-day music business. Yes, Christine Daae is going Platinum. According to TVLine, First Date composers Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner will pen the screenplay, with Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry executive producing alongside Sabrina Wind. The Phantom of the Opera from $29.00last_img read more

Ruter Wins Award.

first_img John Ruter University of Georgia professor John M. Ruter will receive the prestigious D.W. BrooksAward for Excellence in Public Service for research Oct. 2 in Athens, Ga.Ruter is a professor of horticulture and a researcher at the UGA College ofAgricultural and Environmental Sciences’ Coastal Plain Experiment Station in Tifton, Ga.In 1990, he began developing applied and basic research programs to support Georgia’scontainer and field nursery industries. He developed a nursery crop production researchsite which as become a design model for the industry.The research Ruter has developed in this facility includes a “Pot-In-Pot”production system for container-grown plants that reduces environmental stress on theplants’ root system. The system provides an inexpensive insulating layer around the potcontaining the root system of the growing plant. As a result, the plant’s roots have lowertemperatures and use less water, fewer plants are lost to toppling and growers and plantsgrow faster. The economic impact of the system is estimated at $45 million.National LeaderRuter is a national leader in developing improved fertilization and irrigationstrategies for the container nursery industry. The importance of the research is magnifiedby concerns about nutrient concentrations in runoff water. His research in slow-releasefertilizer formulations will save an estimated 30 million pounds of fertilizer use inGeorgia alone. His research is helping growers cope with a diminishing water supply andreducing the risk of contaminating groundwater.Another challenge facing the industry was cutting down on the amount of plastic wasteending up in landfills. Ruter’s research investigated using copper hydroxide-impregnatedfiber containers and expanded the market of fiber pots. He showed that fiber potsincreased plant growth over plastic pots and increased the growers’ profits. Ruter’sresearch is a benchmark for sensible scientific effort towards resolving emergingenvironmental concerns.D.W. Brooks Awards, LectureThe annual Brooks awards are presented to UGA College of Agricultural and EnvironmentalSciences faculty who excel in teaching, research, extension and international agriculture.The awards include a framed certificate and a $5,000 cash award. Other honorees this yearare: Eddie McGriff, county extension programming; Michael Dirr, teaching; Steve L. Brown,extension; and Manjeet Chinnan, international agriculture.Before the awards ceremony, William F. Kirk, vice president of DuPont BiosolutionsEnterprise, will deliver the D.W. Brooks Lecture: “The 21st Century — AnAgribusiness Odyssey.”The lecture and awards are named for the late D.W. Brooks, founder and chairmanemeritus of Gold Kist, Inc., and founder of Cotton States Mutual Insurance Companies.Brooks was an advisor on agriculture and trade issues to seven U.S. presidents. File Photolast_img read more

Want to succeed in the future? Question everything

first_img continue reading » 12SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr For Tom Goodwin, executive vice president of innovation for Zenith Media USA, digital transformation is a frame of mind.There’s a difference between digitalization versus digital transformation, he tells CO-OP Think 17 in New York.Digital transformation is not about adding “digital garnish” to the consumer experience, it’s about wholly rethinking how you deliver value, he notes.To frame the idea further, Goodwin asks, “What would your business look like if you set it up today?”When you think about the most transformative products and companies in recent times such as Amazon, Tesla, and Uber, many of their leaders did not come from within the industry that they’re now dominating, he says.“Have they succeeded despite this lack of experience or because of it?” Goodwin asks.Some of Goodwin’s thoughts on digital transformation:last_img read more

Workplace Insight: Employees want choice in the workplace

first_imgYour workforce consists of a diverse group of people who perform very different types of work, and as technology advances the nature of their work continually shifts. Where employees once performed routine task-based work they are now responsible for more dynamic and collaborative projects. One of the major consequences of this shift is that workplaces no longer support many people’s day-to-day work.The credit union industry is no exception to this – through our research, including surveys of nearly 1,300 credit union employees, we’ve found that only 54% of employees perform most or all of their work in a single setting. Nearly half of the workforce is mobile, meaning they work from multiple locations, yet a staggering two-thirds of these workers don’t feel that they are supported in this working style from either a physical or cultural perspective.These numbers represent a barrier to working productively. But as the current pandemic and shift to remote work has show us, with an incredible 43% increase in productivity, is that employees understand what they need in order to be productive. You can trust your employees to make choices around their workplace, an in return you’ll have a more productive and engaged workforce.But how can you replicate this freedom and flexibility in the office? 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

Podcast: Interview with Right on the Money’s Grand Prize Winner

first_imgWhen the evil corona-villain emerged, Bank and CU Superheroes rallied and rose to the challenge. Nearly 50 such heroes were nominated for CRMNEXT’s Right on the Money (ROTM) 2020 Contest, and we were blown away by the good that’s being done by financial institutions all over America!This week’s episode of Banking on Experience celebrates our first place, grand prize winner State Employees Federal Credit Union of New Mexico. We’re honored to welcome their President, Harold Dixon, to shed some light on the heroic efforts that won them the title of Right on the Money 2020 Champion.Let’s get into what Harold and James discussed.What’s the Deal with State Employees Federal Credit Union of New Mexico? This is placeholder text continue reading » This post is currently collecting data…center_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

58 foreign journalists specializing in tourism are coming to Split-Dalmatia County

first_imgFifty-eight foreigners are coming to Split-Dalmatia County for the first time as part of study trips organized by the Split-Dalmatia County Tourist Board and in cooperation with the Split, Hvar, Brač, Vis, Solin, Klis, Trogir, Trilj, Sinj and Omiš tourist boards. journalists specializing in tourism, who come from countries where the Croatian National Tourist Board has offices.”Although the CNTB invites foreign journalists on study trips to Croatia, I wanted to do something different and invite influential foreign journalists to get acquainted with all the tourist values ​​of our county. This is the first year that we are doing this type of travel where we invite journalists to stay and tour exclusively our county and cover all costs. Journalists will be constantly accompanied by our best guides and have the opportunity to experience Central Dalmatia”, Said Joško Stella, director of the Tourist Board of Split-Dalmatia County.Through three programs as part of the study stay, journalists will get acquainted with the natural, cultural and gastronomic possibilities of the county, and special emphasis will be placed on selective forms of tourism, cycling, gastronomic offer and active vacation.”Travel agents and journalists come to a kind of “inspection” of our region to convey their impressions and recommendations in their media around the world. They are the first heralds of the season to create an image of us as hosts that can significantly affect the course of the main part of the business year. ”Concludes Stella and adds that during the online campaign of the Split-Dalmatia County Tourist Board they are harmonized with the habits and needs of individual markets and target groups of guests in order to create better conditions for a quality and long business year to the satisfaction of guests and hosts.Welcome desk of the County Tourist Board at Split AirportIn cooperation with the Tourist Board of the Split-Dalmatia County, Split Airport, the City of Kaštela and the Kaštela Tourist Board, these will also be in the function of the info desk of the County Tourist Board at the Airport.Almost three million passengers who will pass through Split Airport in Kaštela this year, will be able to get acquainted with the tourist offer of Central Dalmatia immediately upon arrival. Guests arriving at Split Airport will be able to get the schedule of ferries, trains, buses, work of duty services, but also many other useful information at the info desk which is open every day from the beginning of May to the end of October from 8 am to 21 pm .Related news:JOŠKO STELLA, SDZ Tourist Board: ONLY SUSTAINABLE TOURISM DEVELOPMENT CAN ENSURE LONG-TERM COMPETITIVENESS OF TOURISMMARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL OPENS HOTEL IN SPLITlast_img read more

Why are city police ignoring homeless?

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion My wife and I were homeless for many years, but not homeless, as several individuals who pan handle across from the Schenectady Community College claim to be. We were homeless because we had the good fortune to work for as many as three employers, each 24/7, raise two children and pay the mortgage. A day off was rare.I’m perplexed as to why the police do not bother them. Do they have a permit? If they have a permit, please tell me where to apply. I can fit several hours a day to supplement my retirement pay. Thank for your support.Jim KownackScotiaMore from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusSchenectady teens accused of Scotia auto theft, chase; Ended in Clifton Park crash, Saratoga Sheriff…last_img read more

Texas, at center of new US coronavirus surge, pauses reopening

first_imgThe governor of Texas temporarily halted the state’s reopening on Thursday as COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations surged in the state and new daily cases around the country climbed to a near-record high.Texas, which has been at the forefront of efforts to reopen devastated economies shut down in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, has seen one of the biggest jumps in new cases, reporting over 6,000 in a single day on Monday.”This temporary pause will help our state corral the spread until we can safely enter the next phase of opening our state for business,” Governor Greg Abbott, a two-term Republican, said in a statement. Topics : Texas has also set record hospitalizations for 13 days in a row. Abbott has suspended elective surgeries in the Houston, Dallas, Austin and San Antonio areas to free up hospital bed space.Texas’ rising numbers are part of a nationwide resurgence in states that were spared the brunt of the initial outbreak or moved early to lift restrictions on residents and businesses.Also reporting record rises in cases this week were Alabama, Arizona, California, Florida, Idaho, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Wyoming.While some of the increased numbers of cases can be attributed to more testing, the percentage of positive results is also climbing.center_img More than 36,000 new US cases were recorded on Wednesday, a few hundred shy of the record 36,426 on April 24.The Trump administration has tried to soften nationwide concerns about the pandemic even as a dozen or so states see worrisome increases.”We’re working aggressively with states and local leaders in this situation but it’s important for the American people to know this is a localized situation,” US Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar told Fox News in an interview. The counties that are in hotspots are 3% of American counties.”Government experts believe more than 20 million Americans could have contracted the coronavirus, 10 times more than official counts, indicating many people without symptoms have or have had the disease, senior administration officials said.People who have COVID-19 but show no symptoms are capable of spreading the disease, health experts say.Pandemic shifts to south, westThe focus of the pandemic has moved to the US West and South, including more sparsely populated rural areas, from the early epicenter around New York, where more than 31,000 deaths have been recorded, more than a quarter of the country’s total.Oregon and Utah have also paused or slowed lifting the restrictions.In California, Governor Gavin Newsom, a Democrat, declared a budget emergency due to the pandemic.Nearly 5,350 people tested positive for the coronavirus in the past 24 hours, fewer than Wednesday’s record of 7,149. But the number of Californians becoming very ill continued to rise, using about 34% of the available intensive care beds in the state, up from 29% on Wednesday.New York, New Jersey and Connecticut on Wednesday ordered travelers from eight mostly Southern states, as well as tri-state residents returning from those areas, to self-quarantine for two weeks on arrival.New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Thursday that New York reached a new milestone as the number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 fell to 996, the first time since March 18 the number fell below 1,000.Cuomo, a Democrat who has been sharply critical President Donald Trump’s handling of the pandemic, during an interview on CNN appeared to blame Trump and other Republicans for the surges in other states.”You played politics with this virus and you lost,” Cuomo said on CNN.Apple Inc said on Thursday it would close 14 stores in Florida due to the rise in coronavirus cases, following an earlier round of re-closures in Texas, Florida, Arizona, North Carolina and South Carolina.Shares of Walt Disney Co fell 2% on Thursday after it delayed the reopening of California theme parks and resort it receives approval from state officials. Disney’s stock price made back much of that loss in later trading.last_img read more

Indonesian soccer league to restart in October with empty stadiums

first_imgRead also: Play it safeCOVID-19 task force chief Doni Monardo, who was also at the press conference, said that even with the health protocols, spectators would not be allowed in stadiums because there was no way to guarantee their safety.“There is a risk that [spectators] might have close contact with someone who has been exposed to COVID-19 at the stadium,” he said.Doni, who is also the head of the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB), expressed hope that soccer fans would enjoy the matches from home and adapt to the new health protocols.He also advised that fans of the game set an example for others around them.“Everyone in the soccer community should encourage two people every day to make behavioral changes in compliance with health protocols,” Doni said. The Soccer Association of Indonesia (PSSI) is set to restart competition in October with empty stadiums following months of zero play due to the COVID-19 pandemic.PSSI chairman Mochamad Iriawan said the plan received approval from the national COVID-19 task force, under the condition that strict health protocols are implemented by all parties involved.“We have devised health protocols with the help of a team of doctors and a research team at the PSSI, and we have allocated a budget for swab tests,” Iriawan said at a press conference on Wednesday. Topics :last_img read more

Nicolas Anelka reveals hostility and fights after leaving Arsenal for Real Madrid

first_img Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 5 Aug 2020 7:34 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4kShares Nicolas Anelka reveals hostility and fights after leaving Arsenal for Real Madrid Advertisement Nicolas Anelka had a ‘nightmare’ at Real Madrid (Picture: Getty Images)Nicolas Anelka has revealed the levels of hostility he experienced when he left Arsenal for Real Madrid, that resulted in training ground fights, in new Netflix documentary ‘Anelka: Misunderstood.’The Frenchman signed for Real Madrid from the Gunners for just over £22m in 1999 after establishing himself as one of the brightest young talents in the world game the previous season.Great things were expected of the striker in the Spanish capital, but it did not go to plan at all for him at the Santiago Bernabeu, not scoring for the first five months of his stay at Real and leaving after just one season.AdvertisementAdvertisementAnelka has explained how things never looked like they would be plain sailing at Real, even from the first time he met his teammates.ADVERTISEMENT‘After the press conference, I went to the changing room,’ Anelka explained in the new documentary. ‘I got there first, sat down, but players kept coming up to me and saying: “That’s my spot”. I would say: “Oh, sorry. Can I sit here?” and then another player would come up and say: “That’s my spot”.‘It happened maybe 20 times. I just thought: “What am I doing here? This is going to be hostile”. What I experienced that day was just the beginning of the nightmare.’Amid his struggles for form, Anelka was in and out of the team and fell out with the club hierarchy after refusing to train, receiving a fine and suspension.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 CityHe did return to the fold, eventually scoring twice in the Champions League semi-final and going on to lift the trophy in his only season at the club.However, the success was just papering over the cracks, with fights breaking out on the training pitch when he returned from his ban.‘Going back to training was really tough because the players were against me,’ he explained. ‘A lot of them were out to get me on the pitch, but I came from England. I knew how to be physical. There were little fights and duels out on the pitch but everything fell back into place and got back to normal. Nicolas Anelka did enjoy some success at Real Madrid (Picture: Getty Images)‘I helped Real win their eighth Champions League title. I’m proud of that. I didn’t do much. I did very little at Real Madrid. I would have liked to do much more but I didn’t get the chance.‘With hindsight, if you want to play for Real Madrid, sacrifices need to be made but I was too young to understand. There are things I shouldn’t have said or done. It was early in my career, maybe too early. I didn’t know it was the only Champions League I’d win, for example.’MORE: Perry Groves urges Arsenal to complete ‘no-brainer’ signing of Willian, who is ‘better’ than Nicolas PepeAdvertisementAdvertisementMORE: Arsenal to sack international scouting chief Francis Cagigao as part of lay-offsFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisement Commentlast_img read more