Macquarie Infrastructure finances 29 MW UK solar farm

first_imgMacquarie Infrastructure finances 29 MW UK solar farmThe Quercus Assets Selection installation, located in Wales, has signed a 15-year power purchase agreement with Norwegian utility Statkraft. February 24, 2015 Ian Clover Installations Legal Markets Markets & Policy Share Investment group Macquarie Infrastructure Debt Investment Solutions (MIDIS) has financed a new, 29 MW solar PV plant in south Wales, U.K., for Quercus Assets Selection.The £21.5 million ($33.2 million) project utilizes 113,000 solar panels and is located across 56 hectares of land in Pembrokeshire, southwest Wales. A 15-year power purchase agreement (PPA) has been agreed with Norwegian utility company Statkraft.Financing has been approved via a split index-lined and fixed-rate tranche, allowing project owner Quercus Assets Selection to spread the cost of the facility across a 19-year financing term, covering the construction and operational periods.Popular content The Hydrogen Stream: 20 MW green hydrogen plant in Finland, two Australian projects move forward Sergio Matalucci 20 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Storegga, Shell and Harbour Energy want to set up a 20 MW blue hydrogen production facility in the U.K. Australia’s Origin Energy wants to build a hy… Enabling aluminum in batteries Mark Hutchins 27 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Scientists in South Korea and the UK demonstrated a new cathode material for an aluminum-ion battery, which achieved impressive results in both speci… ITRPV: Large formats are here to stay Mark Hutchins 29 April 2021 pv-magazine.com The 2021 edition of the International Technology Roadmap for Photovoltaics (ITRPV) was published today by German engineering association VDMA. 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Yet sometimes, even when best practice is applied – and without particul… The Hydrogen Stream: 20 MW green hydrogen plant in Finland, two Australian projects move forward Sergio Matalucci 20 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Storegga, Shell and Harbour Energy want to set up a 20 MW blue hydrogen production facility in the U.K. Australia’s Origin Energy wants to build a hy… Enabling aluminum in batteries Mark Hutchins 27 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Scientists in South Korea and the UK demonstrated a new cathode material for an aluminum-ion battery, which achieved impressive results in both speci… ITRPV: Large formats are here to stay Mark Hutchins 29 April 2021 pv-magazine.com The 2021 edition of the International Technology Roadmap for Photovoltaics (ITRPV) was published today by German engineering association VDMA. 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Birth of COVID-19

first_img13 years ago, there was a prediction of the birth of the Coronavirus in China, it has to be ignored, now the public is worried. The coronavirus, which started from Wuhan in China, has now shaken the whole world. Millions of people have been affected by this Pandemic.But do you know that scientists in Hong Kong warned about this virus 13 years ago? But at that time no one paid heed to them and the result was that the neighboring countries of the world are in the grip of this virus. In this case, a report was submitted by 4 Scientists from Hong Kong in which they clearly stated that a stork-like virus can take birth from Chinese wildlife.In this subject, renowned institutes like the Punjab University of India and National Institutes of Pharmaceutical Education and Research have said that if attention was given beforehand, the whole world would not have to see these conditions. On April 12, 2007, 4 scientists from the University of Hong Kong prepared a research report in which they had already told about the birth of this coronavirus. This report was also published in the American Society for Micro Biology.According to this report, scientists had said that in 2002 virus-like SARS originated from China’s wildlife market and COVID virus can spread through bats, etc. Its current name is COVID-19. Scientists have also said that this virus will be much more powerful than any other virus that wildlife has generated for its protection. Now many reputed institutes of India say that at that time the attention of scientists was not given, the result of which we are all suffering today.last_img read more

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Chris Sorensen Second in $50,000 Equestrian Sotheby’s Jumper Derby at WEF

first_imgThe $50,000 Equestrian Sotheby’s Jumper Derby highlighted week six of the Winter Equestrian Festival, sponsored by Salamander Hotels & Resorts, which concluded on Sunday at The Stadium at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC).Course designer Richard Jeffery (GBR) saw 16 entries jump his course a win for Adam Prudent (FRA) aboard Patrick Flin and Plain Bay Sales’ Vasco. The class featured 20 numbered obstacles, including the derby bank, table bank, open water, devil’s dyke and more. The number of challenging natural obstacles along with the length of the course tests the stamina of both horse and rider.Held in a faults converted format, Prudent and Vasco finished their course with four faults in 134.22 seconds to win on 138.22. Chris Sorensen (CAN) and Wriomf had two rails down and finished second with a 144.54 total. Andrew Ramsay (USA) and Shalanno Farms LLC’s Woitcek placed third with two rails to bring their total time to 151.56 seconds.“It is one of my first big wins here at WEF. It was such a pleasure coming here and showing on the grass,” Prudent said following his win. “It is always amazing showing on grass, and the horse loves it. It was fun. Derbies are fun, and I had a great time.”Prudent (25) has had Vasco, a 13-year-oldKWPN gelding (Andiamo x Clinton), for a year and a half and mostly competes the gelding in speed classes here at WEF.“I have been showing this horse throughout the summer in the bigger classes. He does have the ability to do big grand prixs, but I decided to put him in the lower classes for the beginning of season and by the end of season I will pop him back up into some bigger competitions,” Prudent said of his mount. “I have done a few derbies, but this is one of the bigger derbies that I have done and he has done one derby previously.”Riding with a broken finger made Prudent’s job a little harder, but as he explained, the class is great experience for any rider.He said, “I am young in the sport and I don’t have that much experience yet, so it is always fun to do derbies and bigger courses. It is great experience.” As for his strategy on course, the rider explained, “You have to try to be as fast as you can between the jumps. You have to have your course plan, and you have to have a fast horse that leaves the rails up.”With the biggest win of his career, Prudent left the derby field happy with a great afternoon and a nice round for his horse.“It feels good. It was a great day,” he acknowledged. “My horse was amazing. He performed very well, and it is a pleasure to win.”For Sorensen, his mount Wriomf has been preparing for this class and put in a great performance to land her rider in second place. Sorensen has had the mare for about two years and has great derby experience.“She is probably one of the more experienced derby horses here,” Sorensen explained. “She did the big derbies in Spruce Meadows, and she did the big derbies in Aachen this summer. This is something she is very good at. We came and hoped to win, but Adam was fantastic today. She was very good. That mare is very brave and experienced at that kind of competition.”Knowing the test of endurance for horse and rider, Sorensen and his mount both worked on their fitness to get ready for the class.“They are getting fatigued by the end for sure, but she has done specific training for this,” Sorensen detailed. “She did gallop sets and a little more endurance than normal in the weeks leading up to this. Personally, they send me to the gym every morning. I was on a special program last month.”“We really were aiming her at this specific class,” Sorensen continued. “It is great prize money, and it is really fantastic experience and exposure for us, for our sponsors, and for our customers to come watch. Everybody is excited for this day. It is fun, and it is a beautiful day in the sun. The obstacles they have here are equal to all those that I have seen in the world. It is a very fun class for us to focus on, but at the end of the class no matter how hard you prepare, those horses are tired. They are fighting to concentrate, they are fighting to jump, the lactic acid is pumping, and you start to test the heart of the horse.”“I think these kind of competitions are important,” Sorensen added. “It is good that the horse show supports them. They are great for spectators, they are exciting, and it is great to have a good sponsor. That is really important.”$50,000 Equestrian Sotheby’s Jumper Derby1. VASCO: 2002 KWPN gelding by Andiamo x ClintonADAM PRUDENT (FRA), Patrick Flin & Plain Bay Sales: 138.222. WRIOMF: 2003 KWPN mare by Tangelo van de Zuuthoeve x JuliusCHRIS SORENSEN (CAN), Chris Sorensen: 144.543. WOITCEK: 2003 KWPN gelding by Calvados x Gran CorradoANDREW RAMSAY (USA), Shalanno Farms LLC: 151.564. FANANKA A: 2005 BWP mare by Chin Chin x KannanEMANUEL ANDRADE (VEN), Emanuel Andrade: 152.765. ACAPULCO Z: 2005 Zangersheide stallion by Action-Breaker x Lux II ZDANIEL ZETTERMAN (SWE), Gyllebo Farm LLC: 157.736. APPLE 3Z: 2006 Zangersheide gelding by Argentinus x Le Tot de SemillyPETER WYLDE (USA), Aram Ampagoumian LLC: 157.877. CENTURION B: 2002 Belgian Warmblood gelding by Rebel Z I x IndoctroLISA GOLDMAN (USA), Mary Goldman: 158.428. CARNEYHAUGH MANX: 2005 Irish Sport Horse gelding by VDL Douglas x Hampton CloverPETER LUTZ (USA), Katherine Gallagher: 159.949. ZACANTOS Z: 2004 KWPN gelding by Casantos x KojakLISA GOLDMAN (USA), Lisa Goldman: 160.0910. ROCKY W: 1998 KWPN gelding by Libero H x CorofinoKAITLIN CAMPBELL (USA), Kaitlin Campbell: 165.4511. FERRON: 2005 Holsteiner stallion by For Pleasure x Concerto IICANDICE KING (USA), Bellissimo LLC: 171.6312. BRIGHTLY: 2006 KWPN mare by Tolan R x NiagaraJUAN ORTIZ (VEN), Synchronicity Group: 189.78 Tags: WEF, Chris Sorensen, Winter Equestrian Festival, Wriomf, More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business. 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71-year-old Louisiana man charged with 100 counts of rape

first_imgKuzma/iStock(PINEVILLE, La.) — A Louisiana man was charged with 100 counts of rape for multiple sexual assaults that included children under the age of 13, according to police.Harvey Fountain, 71, was arrested and charged last week in connection with a string of rapes that allegedly date back to the early 1970s, police said.Authorities have not disclosed the suspected number of victims, but they said the alleged assaults occurred in and around his hometown of Pineville, Louisiana, located just outside of Alexandria.Officers with the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office said investigators were made aware of the accusations on April 1, when it received a complaint about sexual misconduct involving children, according to a statement.“Fountain perpetrated the sexually based crimes upon juveniles while at various locations that he resided in the Pineville area,” the statement said. “The crimes allegedly began in the early 1970s and continued through the early 1980s.”Fountain was charged with 50 counts of first-degree rape on April 9 and 50 additional counts on April 12. The sheriff’s office said it added the second round of charges after identifying additional victims.“Through their investigation, detectives were able to gather evidence that supported the original allegations which lead to sufficient probable cause being established,” the office said. “As Fountain remained in jail, detectives continued their investigation and additional victims were identified.”Fountain was being held on a $1 million bond as of late Tuesday. It’s unclear if he has retained an attorney.Police said the investigation is ongoing and urged anyone with information about other possible victims to come forward. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering

first_imgASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING 2633California State University, Long BeachRecruitment Number: 2633Position: Assistant Professor of Electrical EngineeringEffective Date: August 17, 2021(Fall Semester)Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experienceRequired Qualifications:Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering or a closely relatedfield. Degree at the time of application or official notificationof completion of the doctoral degree by August 1, 2021.Specialization in the area of Controls, Robotics, PowerSystems, Power Electronics, Computer Engineering, Machine Learning,Internet of Things, Sensors, Signal Processing, or closely relatedfieldsRecord of or demonstrated potential for teaching at the collegelevelRecord of or demonstrated potential for successful research,scholarly and creative activitiesDemonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diversestudent populationPreferred Qualifications:Demonstrated excellence in teaching at the collegelevelExperience in teaching courses in the areas of Control Systemsor related fieldsDemonstrated ability and clear plans for the development ofresearch programs in Control Systems and Robotics or relatedfieldsDemonstrated ability to supervise student projects includingthesesDemonstrated ability to develop programs andcurriculumDemonstrated ability to actively participate in academicgovernanceDuties:Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in, or related to,Control Systems and Robotics, as well as fundamental undergraduatecourses in Electrical Engineering. Mode of instruction may includein-person, hybrid, online, and/or any combinationthereof.Develop curriculumSupervise graduate student thesesDevelop an ongoing research program which complements andenhances research activities in electrical engineering and leads topublications and external fundingEngage in service to the department, college, university, andcommunity as appropriateCSULB seeks to recruit faculty who enthusiastically support theUniversity’s strong commitment to the academic success of all ofour students, including students of color, students withdisabilities, students who are first generation to college,veterans, students with diverse socio-economic backgrounds, andstudents of diverse sexual orientations and gender expressions.CSULB seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as areflection of our commitment to serve the People of California, tomaintain the excellence of the University, and to offer ourstudents a rich variety of expertise, perspectives, and ways ofknowing and learning.Information on excellent benefits package available to CSULBfaculty is located here:https://www2.calstate.edu/csu-system/careers/benefits/Documents/employee-benefits-summary.pdf Requests for information should be addressed to:Dr. Anastasios Chassiakos, Search Committee ChairCalifornia State University, Long BeachDepartment of Electrical Engineering1250 Bellflower BoulevardLong Beach, CA 90840-8303(562) 985-8050 or [email protected] DEADLINE:Review of applications to begin no earlier than January 4,2021Position opened until filled (or recruitment canceled).EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS:A background check (including a criminal records check andtelephone reference check with most recent employer) must becompleted satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered aposition with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete thebackground check may affect the application status of applicants orcontinued employment of current CSU employees who apply for theposition.The person holding this position is considered a “mandatedreporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect ReportingAct and is required to comply with the requirements set forth inCSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition ofemployment.CSULB is committed to creating a community in which a diversepopulation can learn, live, and work in an atmosphere of tolerance,civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of eachindividual, without regard to race, color, national origin,ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexualorientation, marital status, disability, medical condition, age,Vietnam era veteran status, or any other veteran’s status. CSULB isan Equal Opportunity Employer.jeid-2c0302eb2d4fa04497e78fb71d4ccbbc How to Apply – Required Documentation:An Equity and Diversity Statement about your teaching or otherexperiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diversestudent population (maximum two pages, single-spaced). For furtherinformation and guidelines, please visit: http://www.csulb.edu/EquityDiversityStatementLetter of application addressing the required and preferredqualificationsCV (including current email address)Names and contact information for three referencesCopy of transcript from institution awarding highestdegreeFinalists will also be required to submit thefollowing:A signed SC-1 form,Three current letters of recommendation independently providedby references, andAn official transcript (e-transcript preferred, ifavailable)Submit the above documentation at https://www.csulb.edu/academic-affairs/faculty-affairs/assistant-professor-of-electrical-engineering-2633last_img read more

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Hall Director

first_imgBachelor’s Degree is required Student Affairs experience as a student is required. Minimum Experience Minimum Education The Hall Director is expected to work closely with other Collegepersonnel to address the social, developmental, and academic needsof our students. The Hall Director is also expected to play a majorrole in the operation of the institution by assisting the AssistantDirector and Director of Residential Life in various housingadministration and operation tasks, as well as participate inseveral collateral projects within the Division of StudentsAffairs.The Hall Director is responsible for assisting an Area Coordinatorin developing and maintaining a robust and thriving communitywithin their designated residence halls. The Hall Director isresponsible for building a community with our students, andencourage students to combine their co-curricular experiences withtheir liberal arts curriculum to enhance their educational anddevelopmental goals.Essential Functions Assist in the community development responsibilities for atraditional residence facility housing up to 400 students.Assist the Area Coordinator in community development for anentire residential area(comprised of two or more residencehalls)of up to 800 students.Hire, train, and supervise a staff of up to eleven ResidentAssistants and one Senior Resident Assistant.Participate in on-call response and crisis management acrosscampus.Serve as a conduct officer for first-level offenses in theirresidence hall.Work with students, individually and in groups, to resolveconcerns related to student success and retention.Complete administrative processes that include: damage billing,opening and closing the Residence Hall, Room Condition Reportaudits, etc.Manage occupancy and room change process for the residencehall.Oversee a residence hall programming budget.Serve on one committee for the Office of ResidentialLife(i.e. student staff training and development or studentstaff selection).Other collateral assignments as assigned within the residentiallife department and division of student affairs. Requires excellent oral and written communication skills toeffectively communicate with employees, students, and facultymembers.Requires the ability to use a personal computer and Webbrowser, Microsoft Office Suite, Google Mail, and Carthageportal.Requires knowledge of and the ability to use a variety ofstandard office equipment such as a telephone and computerkeyboard.Requires the ability to perform basic mathematical calculations(such as addition/subtraction) to maintain a budget.Requires the ability to travel occasionally to conduct Collegebusiness. Required Skills, Abilities and/or Licensure Apply OnlineCarthage College is an equal opportunity institution thatencourages diversity and provides equal opportunity in education,employment, all of its programs, and the use of its facilities. TheCarthage community, including candidates for employment oradmissions, and visitors or guests have the right to be free fromsubjection to harassment and discrimination on the basis of age,color, disability, familial status, height, marital status,national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex/gender(including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation,veteran or active duty military status or weight.About Carthage :Founded in 1847, Carthage College combines an environment ofreflection and self-discovery with a culture of high expectation,so that our students uncover and ignite their true potential. As afour-year private liberal arts college with roots in the Lutherantradition, we place a strong emphasis on both moral andintellectual values. Our prime location in Kenosha, Wisconsin,midway between Chicago and Milwaukee, allows students theopportunity to learn in a professional context. Our beautifulcampus, an 80-acre arboretum on the shore of LakeMichiganis home to 150 scholars, 2,600 full-time students, and 400part-time students. Our rich academic experience equips studentswith foundational knowledge and skills, preparinggraduatesto be lifelong learners and to lead meaningful, productivelives.last_img read more

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Tropical Storm Fay: State of Emergency

first_imgFlorida Power & Light warned that some customers in Brevard and east Volusia counties might not see their power restored for up to 36 hours after the storm passes. Near Cocoa, Lisa Dees, a 44-year-old mother, stood outside her home on Stratford Drive and watched the water inch closer to her single-story house, courtesy of an overburdened canal down the street. Already, her neighbors’ homes were under 3 feet of water, and their toilets were overflowing. Thursday’s troubles were just the latest caused by the dawdling storm. After coming ashore Tuesday in southwestern Florida, Fay deluged southern Brevard County with more than 2 feet of rain, causing at least $10 million to $12 million in damage as it drifted into the Atlantic Ocean, according to early estimates. Public-works crews were trying to divert the water away from the entrance. The hospital also hired an Orlando company to pump water off its property, and it was removing 15,000 gallons a minute, McNabb said. The worst flooding appeared to be in DeBary and Deltona, which have had chronic problems with water. The slow-moving system sent DeBary residents scrambling to bail water out of their living rooms and put Volusia County streets under waist-deep water. It shut down major roads in Seminole County, closed the emergency entrance of a hospital and stranded residents in their homes. Late Thursday, a dike failed on the Wekiva River, sending more than 100 Lake County residents to a shelter. It’s also dangerous. FatmiraKrkuti, 35, of Brooklyn, N.Y., drowned about 2 p.m. while swimming in waist-deep water with her husband a block south of Seabreeze Boulevard in Daytona Beach. A powerful wave struck them both, Volusia County Beach Patrol Capt. Scott Petersohn said. “We’re patrolling the beach to tell them it’s dangerous to go past your knees,” he said. “But it is what it is.” “It’s a big, kind of sprawling storm,” said Daniel Brown, a hurricane specialist with the National Hurricane Service near Miami. Fay then turned north and west, washing ashore again about 2:30 p.m. Thursday near Flagler Beach, just north of the Volusia line. Forecasters say it will spend today dumping wind and rain across the northern half of the state on a path to the Florida Panhandle. Fay’smove to the west gave a welcome reprieve to Brevard, where hundreds of people had to evacuate their water-soaked homes. County officials said flooding will continue to be a major problem during the next several days. “Now everything is ruined,” he said. In Orange City, ambulances were diverted to other hospitals Thursday evening after a parking lot flooded at Florida Hospital Fish Memorial, blocking access to that facility’s emergency room. The emergency room remained accessible from the hospital’s main entrance, however, spokeswoman Debi McNabb said. About 100 residents of a mobile-home park along the Wekiva River were ordered to evacuate their homes about 9:30 p.m. because of rising floodwaters, said Christopher Patton, Lake County’s public-information coordinator. The residents were moved to Round Lake Elementary School near Mount Dora for the night as a precaution. In Seminole, 17,100 homes were without power. In Brevard, the number was 5,900. In Volusia and northwest Orange, nearly 35,000 customers were in the dark. Only 3,400 in Lake and 1,000 people in Orlando had no electricity. Although the rain and winds will let up, the storm’s size means the region won’t dry out until the weekend. Floods remain a serious threat because the ground is soaked from days of rain. Some residents’ efforts came too late. Near the entrance to the Glen Abbey golf course, Kim McLaughlin, 42, and her daughter Bailie, 12, hoisted furniture onto glue buckets as the garage and living room of their Pine Meadow Drive home filled with water. The husband, whose name wasn’t available, said he felt disoriented after getting hit, but his wife failed to resurface. Her body was found about 50 to 75 feet north by the shore break. Flooding: The main threat is from north of Kissimmee to Titusville; Sanford and Oviedo are in particular danger. All of east Central Florida should be alert during the next few days. “It’s still raining, and the water is still coming,” she said. In Deltona, a flash flood filled Santos Latorre’s home with 8 to 10 inches of water.center_img In Sanford, city crews barricaded some of Mellonville Avenue because of flooding. Authorities closed water-covered roads in Winter Springs and Oviedo, and torrential rain snarled traffic. ORLANDO — Tropical Storm Fay made landfall again Thursday, bringing torrential rain, floods, power failures and road closures to Orlando-area communities previously unscathed. “Mother Nature is going to do what she wants to do, and we have to sit back and wait until she’s done,” Dees said. Rain: Brevard, Volusia, Lake, Orange, Seminole and Osceola counties will experience showers and isolated thunderstorms today. What to expectWind: Coastal Volusia and north Brevard can expect winds of 15 to 20 mph with gusts to 35 mph. Inland Volusia, south Brevard and northern Lake counties can expect winds of 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. Orange, Seminole and south Lake counties will get winds of 10 to 15 mph. Osceola will have winds of 5 to 10 mph. Nearby, people stomped through the water carrying chicken-and-rice meals collected from a Salvation Army truck. “We’re still battling floods and severe weather,” FPL spokesman MaycoVillafana said. “Our crews are working where it’s safe to do so.” Wide spread power outages were reported Thursday night. “It was just like a river flowing into my house, went through my house, and flowed right into my neighbor behind me,” said Latorre, who has lived on Elwood Street for 10 years. As many as a dozen Deltona homeowners were coping with the severe flooding at various trouble spots throughout the city. “We’re done. There’s no saving us,” an exasperated McLaughlin said. With each passing car, waves of water flowed into their garage. In DeBary’s Glen Abbey Golf Club subdivision, trash cans floated in the streets filled with waist-deep water. Homeowners raced to save their homes, digging trenches and improvising sandbags out of plastic bags and backyard dirt. As the afternoon progressed, conditions in Lake, Volusia and Seminole deteriorated. President Bush declared a state of emergency Thursday afternoon, freeing the Department of Homeland Security and Federal Emergency Management Agency to help. Gov. Charlie Crist stopped in Brevard to review the situation and express sympathy to flood victims. The mobile-home park, known as Wekiva Falls Park, is off State Road 46 in east Lake, which was deluged with rain. The waters rose when a dike apparently gave way. No injuries were reported. Farther north in Neptune Beach, police said an Indiana tourist drowned after going swimming in the rough ocean. Two men swimming with the 21-year-old woman, whose name was not released, made it back to shore. Puddles grew to full-blown floods in a few hours. Elizabeth Perkins of Deltona came to the subdivision to help her parents at 1:30 p.m. By 4 p.m., the area was underwater. “This is just a constant mess of rain,” Perkins said. Piedmont Drive had as much as 3 feet of water still standing in the street, and it flowed into at least one home. Other flooded streets included Wheeling Avenue and Bloomfield Avenue.last_img read more

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Idina and Taye Sing Karaoke, Shakespeare Goes into Labour & Bette Davis Returns in This Week’s Datebook

first_img ALSO: Hugh Jackman returns to his mutant roots in The Wolverine; Matilda’s extraordinary ensemble performs on Live with Kelly and Michael; Matt Doyle stars in a concert reading of a new musical inspired by Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman’s The Brooklyn Hero Supply Company at Vassar College. SATURDAY, JULY 27 ENCORES! GETS ITS ACT TOGETHER Rent and One Life to Live alum Renee Elise Goldsberry is hitting the highway (well, not really) in Gretchen Cryer and Nancy Ford’s beloved feminist tuner I’m Getting My Act Together and Taking It on the Road. Goldsberry stars in the Encores! Off-Center production, which ends its brief run on July 27. You’ve got one last shot to get your own act together and take it to New York City Center. ALSO: Patti LuPone continues her run at 54 Below; dark comedy Handbook for an American Revolutionary opens at the Gym at Judson; the acrobatic cast of Pippin tumbles on Live with Kelly and Michael. Another week is about to begin on the Great White Way, and Broadway.com has done the digging to fill up your calendar with don’t-miss events! Up ahead, we’ve got two outrageous off-Broadway openings, a final Encores! presentation and a fond farewell to Lilla Crawford. Check out our listing of events for July 22 through July 28. ALSO: Beatles tribute Let It Be opens at Broadway’s St. James Theatre; Dancing on Nails opens downtown at Theatre 80; Cirque du Soleil presents the Brooklyn premiere of Quidam; Cinderella has a magical morning on Live with Kelly and Michael; Imaginary Friends hits the Clurman Theatre as part of the 38th annual Samuel French Off-Off-Broadway Short Play Festival. View Comments Idina Menzel TUESDAY, JULY 23 SHAKESPEARE GOES INTO LABOUR The word of the Bard lives again in the Public Theater’s Central Park staging of Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour’s Lost—only this time, it’s musical! Visionary director Alex Timbers is behind the new song-and-dance adaptation of the comic classic, with a talented cast (including Colin Donnell and Patti Murin) leading the summer’s second Shakespeare in the Park offering, through August 18. Hark, get tickets! View All (6) MONDAY, JULY 22 RENT VETS FIND ONE SONG KARAOKE Original Rent stars Idina Menzel, Taye Diggs, Anthony Rapp, Adam Pascal and Daphne Rubin-Vega are among the performers headlining a night of celebrity karaoke benefitting Menzel and Diggs’ children’s charity A Broader Way. Whoopi Goldberg hosts the starry evening at the Cutting Room, where additional stage faves (including Megan Hilty and Matthew Morrison) will sing the audience’s picks! Matthew Morrison THURSDAY, JULY 25 MURDER! MAYHEM! MUSIC! MORE MURDER! Musical comedy gets a dose of Agatha Christie intrigue in the lethal new musical Murder for Two. Everyone is a suspect in Second Stage Uptown’s wacky whodunit, starring Brett Ryback as a detective and Jeff Blumenkrantz as thirteen kooky suspects. The show has already extended through August 17, so catch this Murder before it catches you. FRIDAY, JULY 26 AND ALL THAT JASMINE  Stage actors abound in Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine, which is appropriate since the film was inspired by A Streetcar Named Desire. Cate Blanchett (a fabulous former stage Blanche DuBois) co-stars with Bobby Cannavale, Sally Hawkins, Alec Baldwin and Michael Stuhlbarg in this story of a fashionable New York housewife’s midlife crisis. Count us in, Woody! Patti LuPone Megan Hilty Star Files ALSO: The Awesome ’80s Prom celebrates a whopping ninth anniversary off-Broadway; Zachary Levi returns to First Date after his weeklong leave; Motown The Musical spreads the soul on Live with Kelly and Michael. WEDNESDAY, JULY 24 KNOCK KNOCK, WHO’S THERE, OMG IT’S BETTE DAVIS It’s opening night for Elizabeth Fuller’s Me and Jezebel’s 20th anniversary revival at the Snapple Theater Center. The show is based on a true story, which found legendary actress Bette Davis spending a month in the home of the starstruck Fuller. The little New England cottage may have been cramped, but don’t worry—there’s plenty of room for the audience, too. Adam Pascal SUNDAY, JULY 28 ANNIE ALERT: LILLA GOES OFF THE GRID Golly, we’re sure going to miss our adorable video blogger Lilla Crawford when she plays her final performance as the title star in the hit revival of Annie. We fell in love with Crawford this year, and we know she’s going to go on to more big successes. But gee, can’t you stay just a Lilla longer? ALSO: Kinky Boots raises you up on Live with Kelly and Michael. Daphne Rubin-Vega ALSO: The Assembled Parties ends its acclaimed Broadway run; Motown The Musical performs for the Actors Fund; Here Lies Love closes at the Public Theater after four extensions; 54 Below enjoys Sondheim Unplugged; Gilberto Santa Rosa sings his last solo in Forever Tango; Tony winner John Lloyd Young departs Jersey Boys.last_img read more

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VSECU: 2015 Holiday spending not resulting in significant debt for Vermonters

first_imgVermont Business Magazine VSECU, a statewide credit union based in Montpelier, today released new data detailing 2015 holiday spending trends amongst Vermonters, finding that Vermont consumers were more likely to finance holiday spending with cash than with credit. VSECU’s analysis showed that 2015 holiday spending via cash and debit increased compared to 2014, while credit card spending decreased by 8.8 percent. Analyzing more than 5.6 million anonymized account transactions in 2015, VSECU also found that both number of purchases and average monthly spending increased in the months of November and December, compared to all other months. However, the majority of those spending increases were financed with consumers’ cash on hand, rather than amassing greater debt on credit cards. Average monthly debit spending increased nearly 10 percent in November and December, while average credit card spending rose only 5.9 percent for those same months.“At VSECU we’re always working to help members and Vermont communities improve financial literacy, from debt management to proper budgeting, so we’re glad to see a decline in holiday debt this year,” said Yvonne Garand, Senior Vice President Marketing & Business Development for VSECU. “But with holiday gifting, charitable giving, college tuition, and property taxes, the end of the year continues to pose a significant budgeting challenge for most consumers.”Though credit card spending was down this year, paying off any end-of-the-year debt is a critical step for financial health, and VSECU is offering the following tips to help Vermonters manage debt in the new year.Assess the damage – Determine your collective debt across credit cards and what you can afford to pay on a monthly basis. Personal finance calculators are available online, including one from VSECU(link is external), and can help you determine how long it will take to pay off your balance.  Develop a plan – It’s always easier to accomplish goals when you have a plan in place, and written plans are even more effective. Write down a list of actions you can take to pay down your debt, from payment schedules to enlisting a professional financial planner, and reference the plan frequently.Set milestones – Set milestones to help you achieve your goals, and think positively, believing you can achieve those goals. When you achieve a goal, recognize your accomplishment and set a new one. With every achievement, you will feel more and more confident, which will give you energy to continue.Pay off your balance before your savings account – Regularly adding to your savings account is financially smart, but if you’re carrying credit card debt, paying that off before putting money into a savings account often results in higher savings. Current interest rates on savings are typically less than 1 percent, compared to the average variable credit card rate of 15 percent. By paying off your credit card balance, you are essentially earning a 15x greater return on your money.Learn and adapt – As your 2015 holiday debt dwindles, acknowledge the holiday spending habits that put you in debt and how you can plan for 2016. Using credit can cause you to overspend and result in costly interest charges. By saving for holiday expenditures throughout the year, you will have the funds available to you and can avoid credit card spending over the holidays. This approach will start you off on strong financial footing for 2017.For more budgeting strategies and financial tips, visit the VSECU Blog at http://blog.vsecu.com/(link is external).  MONTPELIER, VT, JANUARY 13, 2016 – VSECUlast_img read more

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Consistency Of A Mother’s Psychological State Vital To Child Development, New Study Shows

first_imgThe Huffington Post: Developing infants can sense what their mothers are feeling, but in an unusual twist, authors of a new study suggest it isn’t necessarily a woman’s mental state that matters — i.e. whether or not she’s depressed — but rather the consistency of the woman’s psychological state before and after she gives birth.The new study, slated for publication in the December issue of Psychological Science, examines how maternal depression impacts babies’ mental health and motor skills. Researchers from the University of California, Irvine, followed 221 pregnant women through pregnancy and for a year following birth. They split the moms into several groups: women with no depressive symptoms, women with depressive symptoms both before and after pregnancy, and women with no symptoms either before or after pregnancy.The researchers found that what mattered most was consistency. Development was best among babies whose moms experienced either no depressive symptoms, or who were depressed both before and after birth.Read the whole story: The Huffington Postlast_img read more

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