Broadway Balances America Heads to the Magical Land of The Wizard of Oz

first_imgThere’s no place like home the theater! Broadway Balances America, the special six-part series airing on The Balancing Act on Lifetime Television, returned on November 17 with a behind-the-scenes look at the new tour of The Wizard of Oz. Correspondent Amber Milt travels to Baltimore and meets Maryland native Sarah Lasko, who plays Dorothy Gale in the musical and is being fitted for her classic gingham dress and iconic ruby red slippers. Milt also speaks with star Shani Hadjian who’s ready to introduce a whole new Wicked Witch of West to audiences. Click play! Broadway Balances America View Commentslast_img read more

Trail Mix – Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion Recap!

first_imgFor fourteen years, the third weekend in September has found me celebrating the birth of country music with thousands of my best friends along State Street in Bristol, TN/VA. During that time, I have been incredibly lucky to have been at the epicenter of the booking process for the festival. For a music junkie, helping to craft the line up for such an expansive roots music festival, which covers everything from country and bluegrass to blues and indie rock, is a “pinch me I must be dreaming” kind of experience. A bit over two weeks ago, the downtown area of the two Bristols – the state line separates the twin cities – was crowded with music enthusiasts from across the country. Wandering patrons found bands in every nook and cranny, playing before intimate crowds on a small stage in a local bar or eatery or before thousands on a giant outdoor stage. I cannot overemphasize the worth of the friendships I have made or the pride that I feel in a festival well designed, during my time with the festival. This year, I was lucky enough to have a great photographer, Josh Moore, and his wife, Jody Moore, working with me to grab photos from all across the weekend. Check out the gallery below for just a glimpse into some of the great talent that we had at this year’s Reunion. And if you are looking for something fun to do next September, be sure to check out the festival’s website for upcoming line-ups and ticket announcements. We are already steamrolling towards our 2020 festival – which happens to be our 20th anniversary – and I promise it is going to be a big one. last_img read more

9 ‘brutal truths’ about EQ

first_imgI’m sure you know by now that I am a firm believer in emotional intelligence (EQ) and how it can lead you toward improved performance and overall success in the workplace. I’ve written on the topic many times in this blog. It makes perfect sense that developing competencies such as self-awareness, empathy and relationship building will help your professional career.Justin Bariso, founder of Insight, gives nine “brutal truths” about EQ, which confirm its importance. Some of the truths are:– There is no quick way to develop it. Developing EQ takes time and effort.– It’s easy to regress. Your emotions can change from day to day, situation to situation, and so can your EQ.– It’s more about actions than feelings. While you can’t really control your feelings, you can control how you react to them – and that’s what EQ is all about. continue reading » 31SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

The 4 worst office personalities

first_img 75SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Wendy Moody Wendy Moody is a Senior Editor with Wendy works with the editorial team to help edit the content including current news, press releases, jobs and events. She keeps … Web: Details The InstigatorThere’s always that one person who loves to stir up trouble. What is it about drama that they love so much? The root of the problem lies in the fact that this employee has way too much free time. Maybe recommending them to your boss for a certain new project may cut down on some office gossip.The Suck-UpThis employee will laugh at every single joke your boss makes. The suck-up has a constant yearning to be liked and will do anything to remain on your boss’ good side. In our childhoods, this person was referred to as the “teacher’s pet.”The Constant CompetitorSome people are just more naturally competitive than others, and that’s okay. But when certain coworkers take it too far, it can be difficult to handle. The constant competitor is always aggressive and will do whatever it takes to “win,” even if that means throwing you under the buss.The SlackerFor some reason some individuals have the ability to literally get away with anything. Whether it’s because they have a charismatic demeanor or just find a way to get others to pick up the slack, this personality type is known for their laziness. Just because they behave a certain way doesn’t mean you should, so make sure to not let their slacking off affect your job performance.last_img read more

Safeguard your members’ confidentiality

first_imgKeep member information confidential. Don’t leave member loan files, account cards or deposit slips on your desk or at your teller stations.Keep private conversations about members private. Avoid discussing members’ business in front of other members or use the other members’ names.Maintain detailed, documented procedures for identifying members over the phone and online. continue reading » 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Data breaches, hacked, stolen data and identity theft are all terms we’ve become accustomed to hearing.Unfortunately, it can be difficult to repair the damage these can cause to your reputation — especially if data compromises occur with social security numbers, birthdates, addresses or account numbers.Credit unions can perform a review of daily practices to help minimize the risks and protect member information from fraudsters. Unfortunately, member information can be easily compromised, and it often happens inadvertently. It can leak during business-hour conversations in public areas, through after-hours access to information. And, sometimes, it’s even leaked right in front of members.To help keep your members’ confidentiality secure, consider these tips:last_img read more

Glasgow offices: Can demand stand the test?

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Wildlife agency rescues bear cub ensnared in trap in Riau oil palm plantation

first_imgThe rescue attempt continued on Thursday after the team drove away the cub’s mother.After the mother fled the scene, rescue team personnel immediately cut the nylon trap ensnaring the cub’s left leg.“There’s only a shallow cut on the cub’s leg. The medical team recommended releasing the animal into the wild immediately,” Suharyono said, adding that the cub chased after its mother after being treated.Police personnel managed to remove three snare traps in the area. The BKSDA Riau team later told village chiefs about the incident and asked them not to install snare traps in the future as it was prohibited by law. (dpk)Topics : They arrived at the location at 6:14 p.m. local time but were unable to rescue the trapped animal immediately.“The sun had already set by the time we arrived in the village. However, the team went to check on the bear cub’s condition,” BKSDA Riau head Suharyono said in a statement on Friday.Read also: Saving wildlife: Rangers find, dismantle hundreds of traps in conservation areas in Riau“We also faced a hindrance as the cub’s mother was waiting near the location. We pulled back while waiting for our medical team from Pekanbaru to arrive.” The Riau Natural Resources Conservation Agency (BKSDA Riau) has rescued a bear cub that was stuck in a wire trap at an oil palm plantation in Ringin village in Batang Gansal district, Indragiri Hulu regency, Riau.The agency received a report on the trapped cub from village residents on Wednesday. It later dispatched a rescue team to the village alongside several officers of the Batang Gansal Police.last_img read more

Bain wins bid to buy ailing Australian airline Virgin

first_imgAdministrators for Virgin Australia said Friday they had accepted a bid from US private equity giant Bain Capital to buy the pandemic-felled airline.Officials at Deloitte said they had reached a deal with the Boston-based fund that “will result in the sale and recapitalization of Virgin Australia Holdings and its subsidiary businesses”.The deal is subject to regulatory approvals and is due to be completed by August. Topics : “Bain Capital has presented a strong and compelling bid for the business that will secure the future of Australia’s second airline, thousands of employees and their families and ensure Australia continues to enjoy the benefits of a competitive aviation sector.”The Transport Workers Union said it was “happy to work” with Bain “on the plan for getting the airline back on its feet”.Australian airlines — like their global peers — have ceased the vast majority of operations amid coronavirus-induced travel restrictions.Australians returning to the country face mandatory a 14-day quarantine and almost all non-residents are barred, under measures that also see many Australian states effectively closed to domestic travel.Virgin made around 1,000 staff redundant before the carrier went into voluntary administration in April while 8,000 others were furloughed, leaving just 1,000 still working.Qantas this week announced it would be cutting 6,000 jobs and grounding 100 planes for up to a year as it aims for US$10 billion in savings.Bain had faced competition from Cyrus Capital Partners, who reportedly withdrew their bid early Friday.center_img The Richard Branson-backed airline has struggled for years against larger carrier Qantas, which would have enjoyed a virtual monopoly if Virgin went out of business.The terms of the deal were not spelled out in full, but Bain had committed to “the retention of thousands of jobs”.The airline was more than Aus$5 billion (US$3.2 billion) in debt and had appealed for an Aus$1.4 billion loan to stay afloat, but the government refused to bail out the majority foreign-owned company.”This is an important milestone and a significant achievement,” said Joint Administrator Vaughan Strawbridge.last_img read more

Cottage nails it with prime block in the avenues

first_imgThe home at 78 Moreton Ave, Wynnum.THIS character home on a 607sq m block sold under the hammer in Wynnum last Saturday.Marketing agent David Lazarus of Belle Property Manly said the property at 78 Moreton Ave sold for $633,000.“We had four registered bidders — three were active — and probably a crowd of about 40 people there,” he said.“The opening bid was $570,000 and bidding kept going through to $633,000 where (the property) was called on the market and sold.”Mr Lazarus said the cottage attracted good interest.More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020Inside 78 Moreton Ave, Wynnum.“A 607sq m block on the avenues will always draw in buyers,” he said.“That little part of the world, near the golf course and on a wide leafy street, is such a good area.”Mr Lazarus said the home sold to a young couple from Mount Gravatt.“It was their first home in the area and they plan to live in it,” he said.The bayside agent said the Wynnum market was doing great in the lead up to Christmas.“It hasn’t slowed down at all. We’re still getting loads of inquiry and we pretty much sell everything,” he said.last_img read more

Orion’s replacement for Moray East offshore wind farm arrives in Nigg

first_imgThe vessel’s AIS data shows that Seajacks Scylla arrived at the Port of Nigg early in the morning on 25 June. The vessel is replacing DEME’s Orion after the latter suffered crane and deck damage as its crane hook broke at the beginning of May. The Port of Nigg was selected by DEME Offshore last year, when the company signed a contract with Global Energy Group to provide the port as a staging port for the Moray East jacket foundations installation works. The Seajacks Scylla jack-up vessel will start installing jacket foundations at the Moray East offshore wind farm in July, according to a document listing vessels involved in the construction on Moray East project’s website, updated on 18 June. Orion was scheduled to start installing 103 jacket foundations after the initially planned delivery at the end of May, including 100 foundations for MHI Vestas 9.5 MW wind turbines and three for the project’s offshore substations.center_img Smulders is in charge of manufacturing the remaining 55 jackets, with the first ones now sent off from its facilities in Newcastle to the Port of Nigg. The first jackets arrived in Nigg in early May from the United Arab Emirates, from where Lamprell will deliver a total of 45 foundations for the wind turbines and three for the offshore substations. A few days after the accident, DEME, the soon-to-be owner of the Orion installation vessel, revealed it was looking for another vessel to fulfill its contract for the Moray East offshore wind farm. last_img read more