JCC Women’s Basketball Coach Resigns

first_imgJAMESTOWN – This week, Travis Wells, the head coach of the JCC Lady Jayhawks Basketball team, resigned from his position. The move comes after the Jayhawks finished the 2019-2020 season 10-16, and losing to Niagara County Community College in the Region III Division II Semi-Finals.Wells spent more than 25 years being on staff for the JCC Lady Jayhawks.In his five seasons as head coach, Wells guided the Jayhawks to a 62-71 record. Wells also received the Region III Division II Coach of the Year award after the 2017-2018 season, when JCC finished 19-7 and made it to the Regional Semi-Finals.The vacant coaching spot is open for any coaches who are interested in taking the reins for the job. 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

Odds & Ends: Amanda Seyfried Tapped for Hurlyburly & More

first_img View Comments Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Amanda Seyfried Tapped for HurlyburlyThe Way We Get By’s Amanda Seyfried and Marin Ireland will join original 2005 revival cast members Bobby Cannavale, Josh Hamilton, Ethan Hawke, Parker Posey and Wallace Shawn in Hurlyburly on April 26. Directed by Scott Elliott, the one-night-only reading of David Rabe’s play will benefit The New Group and take place at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre Group at The Pershing Square Signature Center. The show played Broadway in 1984 before being revived off-Broadway in 2005 and again last year.Megan Hilty Eyes Return to the StageMegan Hilty has a plethora of projects on the horizon! According to E! Online, the Broadway fave is in negotiations to star in a play and also to return to Encores! this fall. Hilty also revealed more information about the previously reported division of songs between her and Smash co-star Katharine McPhee at the upcoming June 8 Bombshell concert. “It’s all the old standards. I’m going to be doing ‘National Pastime’ and ‘[They Just Keep] Moving the Line’ and the two of us will be singing ‘Let Me Be Your Star’ and ‘Don’t Forget Me’ and—Gosh, ‘Hang the Moon,’ ‘Secondhand White Baby Grand.'” Along with working on a TV pilot, the busy mom has also just shot a video with her hubby Brian Gallagher—check it out here!Women on the Verge to Close EarlyJeffrey Lane and David Yazbek’s Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, which closed early on Broadway in 2011, will also shutter prematurely in London. The revamped musical officially opened on January 12 at the Playhouse Theatre and was originally supposed to run through August 22, but will now end its engagement on May 23. The production stars Tamsin Greig, Haydn Gwynne, Willemijn Verkaik and more.Liza Minnelli Pens Op-Ed on Kander & Ebb Liza Minnelli composed a touching editorial on April 23 about John Kander and Fred Ebb to mark the Great White Way opening of the last musical the duo worked on together. “The Visit represents the final moment in one of the most remarkable ongoing collaborations in the history of the theater,” wrote Minnelli, who won an Oscar for her performance in the pair’s Cabaret and Tonys for their productions The Act and Flora, The Red Menace. “To give you an idea of the kind of impact they have had, at least one Kander and Ebb show has been running on Broadway during 41 of the last 50 years. This year alone, there have been three.”Kelsey Grammer on Why He Believes in NeverlandKelsey Grammer stopped by LIVE! with Kelly and Michael on April 23 to talk his star turn in Finding Neverland. “Broadway is the most remarkable community and they’re so supportive,” the Emmy winner observed. And what of the show? “This is the greatest thing I’ve ever done.” Check out the interview below and then the new tuner at Broadway’s Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. Star Filescenter_img Megan Hiltylast_img read more

Texas munis say Gibbons Creek coal plant to remain offline this summer

first_imgTexas munis say Gibbons Creek coal plant to remain offline this summer FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Houston Chronicle:Gibbons Creek Generating Station, a coal-fired power plant about 20 miles from Bryan near College Station, put the state’s grid operator on notice that the plant will not operate this summer. The closure reduces the state’s already tight power reserves and is sparking forecasts of higher electricity prices.The Texas Municipal Power Agency, a group comprising the cities of Bryan, Garland, Denton and Greenville, owns the plant and notified the Electric Reliability Council of Texas that it will suspend operations of the 470-megawatt plant through at least the summer. The move follows the shutdown last year of three coal plants with a combined generation capacity of more than 4,000 megawatts — enough to power at least 800,000 Texas homes — by Vistra Energy of Irving.The loss of Gibbons Creek will cut the projected power reserve margin from the already record low of 8.1 percent to 7.4 percent, just over half of ERCOT’s reserve margin goal of 13.7 percent. The reserve margin measures additional power supplies available to meet unusually high demand, fill in for generators that break down unexpectedly, or both.Coal-fired power plants have shut down in Texas and across the nation in recent years as they were undercut by cheaper natural gas and the rapidly falling cost of renewable energy, such as wind and solar. For the past two years, Gibbons Creek has operated as a “peaker plant,” dormant except during the scorching summer months when demand soars, supplies dwindle and prices spike.In recent years, however, additional supplies from other sources, particularly wind, have moderated the summer price spikes that made it worth the cost of keeping peaker plants ready to go into operation. Peaker plants now face the growing likelihood that they may never be called upon to produce power, even as they maintain and staff them.More: Another Texas power plant is mothballed, raising concerns over reserves and priceslast_img read more

Purposeful Talent Development: Does your ‘climate’ support positive change?

first_imgAsked for one word to describe this year, “stable” is not likely to spring to mind. Instead, words that have been aptly used are “unprecedented,” “inconceivable” and “unpredictable.” As a visual, this year can be likened to paddling through the ocean with one oar as you are jostled by waves, constantly turned in new directions.During times of massive change like the current one, we experience a corresponding shift in our ability to proactively control our environment. As a result, staff perceptions of the workplace also shift. The more we understand these shifts and staff perceptions, the more we can adjust our overall climate and culture to ensure our culture and climate remain healthy, strengthening the foundation of our organization and supporting employee engagement.In The End of Competitive Advantage, Rita Gunther McGrath references former energy industry CEO Bob Best, who said: “Creating the right foundation for your culture allows you to make changes as you need to make changes. Culture is the foundation for all success.”For culture to be a foundation for success, it must be more than a message shared with new hires or an idea in the mind of a leader. Culture is created through behaviors that are demonstrated and observed by those within the organization. Culture drives employee engagement and helps staff connect to the organizational mission, vision and strategic goals. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Pension Corp, BlackRock team up to fund UK social housing

first_imgPension Insurance Corporation (PIC) and BlackRock have contributed to a £275m (€318.5m) financing for Trafford Housing Trust, a housing association in Greater Manchester.The specialist insurer contributed £75m to the refinancing package, aimed at repayment of existing debt and further direct development.The loan matures in three tranches in 2051, 2052, and 2056, matching the liabilities PIC has taken on from defined benefit schemes.A spokeswoman for BlackRock said its debt investment was for £75m. In a statement, the investment manager said its involvement – through its BlackRock Real Assets arm – brought a number of benefits for its institutional clients, including stable, long-term cash flows structured on investment-grade quality social housing income.Jonathan Stevens, head of European infrastructure debt at BlackRock, said the financing provides an “excellent opportunity” to invest in UK social housing, providing clients with “an inherently stable, long-term cash flow profile”.Trafford Housing also has a joint venture with L&Q, a London housing association, to develop 500 homes per year.PIC has previously invested around £150m in social housing PFI bonds in Greater Manchester, funding the refurbishment of almost 2,500 dwellings in the city, the insurer said in a statement announcing the Trafford deal. It has also invested more than £600m in social housing around the UK “and expects a strong pipeline of transactions in 2017”, PIC said.Elizabeth Cain, debt origination analyst at PIC, said: “We have ambitious plans to partner with housing associations in 2017 and beyond and look forward to further investments in the sector.”last_img read more

North Korea reports first ‘COVID-19’ case

first_imgIn North Korea, it is compulsory for people to wear masks in public places. REUTERS North Korea, a secretive state, had previously not reported any virus cases – but analysts said this was unlikely. On Sunday, a South Korean military official said there were “high chances” that an individual had illegally crossed into the North and that an investigation had been launched, according to Yonhap news agency. (BBC) STATE media said a person who defected to South Korea three years ago returned last week across the demarcation line with COVID-19 symptoms. At Saturday’s politburo meeting, Kim was said to have ordered a “maximum emergency system” to contain the virus. Kim also launched an investigation into how the person had managed to cross the heavily fortified border, KCNA added, warning those responsible that “a severe punishment” would be administered. Leader Kim Jong-un held an emergency meeting with top officials, imposing a lockdown in the border city of Kaesong.last_img read more

Oldenburg hit with string of break-ins; residents on edge

first_imgOLDENBURG, Ind. – Oldenburg police are investigating a rash of auto and residential break-ins that occurred over the weekend.Marshal Bill Dramann says his department is working to determine the exact amount of vehicles and homes involved.He is also warning residents to lock doors and take belongings with them when a vehicle is left unattended.We spoke with two victims who reported they were missing a firearm and iPod.  One resident admitted the gun was likely taken when the family was home.“They’re taking this innocent town and making people lock their doors,” said the resident, who wished to remain anonymous.In the past month, similar reports of vehicle break-ins have been reported in Versailles and Batesville. Authorities arrested a Westport man in November in connection to the alleged crimes.last_img read more

Lisbon in frame for August Champions League knock-out tournament

first_img read also:Lisbon to host UCL mini-tournament from quarter final onwards Uefa’s executive committee will make its decision on 17 June. The Champions League final would be played on 23 August, with the Europa League final taking place on 21 August. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Uefa is planning to move the final from Istanbul, where it was due to be held on 30 May, for the new format. The Europa League final, due to be held in Gdansk, Poland on 27 May, is likely to be moved to Germany.Advertisement Lisbon is the favourite to host an eight-team Champions League knockout tournament in August, if it is given the go-ahead by governing body Uefa, reports BBC Sport. Promoted ContentThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimePlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body Loading… last_img read more

Night operations set to resume on U.S. 50

first_imgLawrenceburg, In. — Construction crews will resume night operations on U.S. 50 in Dearborn County beginning Monday, April 22, with no work scheduled this weekend due to the Easter holiday. Beginning Monday, crews will be active from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.Periodic daytime work will continue in the “downtown” Lawrenceburg area, primarily from Park Street to Arch Street, but with minimal impact on U.S. 50 traffic.Follow @INDOTSoutheast on Facebook and Twitter.last_img

Helen Jean Bokelman, 78

first_imgHelen Jean Bokelman, 78, of Clarksburg passed away unexpectedly on May 22, 2019. She was born on March 4, 1941, in Decatur County, the daughter of Carlos (Jack) and Mildred Kincaid Hite. On July 26, 1964, she married Ronald Eugene Bokelman at the First Presbyterian Church in Columbus, Indiana. He preceded her in death on June 22, 2014. Jeanne was a graduate of Clarksburg High School and received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Ball State University. Jeanne retired from North Decatur Elementary School after more than 42 years of teaching in the county. Throughout her career she taught music, business, and third grade. She loved teaching; playing the piano; and spending time with friends and family, especially her grandchildren. She was a member of Springhill Presbyterian Church, serving as a past organist and pianist. Jeanne was also involved with Women Educators, Delta Theta Pi, Indiana Retired Teachers Association, Delta Kappa Gamma, and Tri Kappa.Survivors include her daughter, Carole (Mike) Dierckman, son, Steve (Sally) Bokelman, grandchildren: Dustin and Katelyn Bokelman. She was preceded in death by her husband and parents.A visitation for family and friends will be held Saturday, May 25 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home.Funeral services will be at 2:00 pm Sunday, May 26, 2019, at Gilliland Howe Funeral Home; Rev. Shannon Burford will be officiating.Burial will follow at the Springhill Presbyterian Cemetery.Memorial contributions may be made to the Clarksburg Volunteer Fire Department, Decatur County Special Olympics, or to the Springhill Presbyterian Church.last_img read more