Ramin Karimloo The Road To Find Out – East will be the first of four EPs in a series from Karimloo, with North, South and West to follow. Tracks on East will include bluegrass and folk inspired renditions of “Oh What A Beautiful Morning” from Oklahoma, “Empty Chairs at Empty Tables” from Les Miz and two songs written by Karimloo and English actor Hadley Fraser: “Losing” and “Broken.” Ramin Karimloo has the French thing down, from his current leading role on Broadway as Jean Valjean in Les Miserables and as the Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera and Love Never Dies. So, what’s the next stop for Karimloo? Would you ever guess Appalachia? The Canadian actor will release The Road To Find Out – East, a new country/Broadgrass (that’s Broadway meets Bluegrass) EP on April 7. Check out a preview of the new album below. Les Miserables View Comments Karimloo is making his Broadway debut as Jean Valjean in the new revival of Les Miserables, which opened on March 23. He performed the role in the recent Toronto production and in the West End. He originated the role of the Phantom in the West End run of Love Never Dies. Karimloo also starred in The Phantom of the Opera in the West End and in the 25th anniversary concert filmed at Royal Albert Hall. Star Files Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 4, 2016
By Faith PeppersUniversity of GeorgiaJust as things were looking up for Georgia gardeners after last month’s rain, it’s freezing. Their drought-stressed plants will be hit hard, says a University of Georgia expert.“Plants were already whacked pretty good by the drought,” said UGA Extension horticulturist Bob Westerfield. “The rain will help some with our water shortage, but it’s a good thing too late for most plants. This freeze will just make it worse for plants.”Plants that are already in poor condition when winter weather hits are far more susceptible to damage, Westerfield said. “In drought, stressed plants will loose part of the canopy and some of their roots. They won’t be as strong.”Plants that are still trying to recover from being so dry, may not have enough potassium or other nutrients that help protect them from winter damage, Westerfield said.“The recent rain we got will help prevent some further plant damage, but it won’t help with the stress they have already accumulated,” he said. “Most of the rain came at one shot. It’s a good help for the drought and the water supply, but plants can only absorb so much water at one time. So it doesn’t necessarily help plants.”Plants need moisture to protect them from cold, dry wind just like people do. “You need to get moisture to plants in the winter if you can,” he said. “It’s like trying to avoid chapped lips. You want to keep the cold wind from drying them out and giving them tip burn.”Plants that are dry in winter are more susceptible to damage in spring.Another problem Georgia landscapes usually face is rapid temperature change. Plants benefit from gradual cooling that triggers them to become dormant in stages, Westerfield said. “It has been so warm that they got lulled into a false summer, and they get shocked by this cold,” he said. “I’ve seen some turf that wasn’t even dormant. It will be dormant after this cold.” Going from warm to cold so fast can cause serious problems. Plants that have cracked due to dry conditions can split and become more damaged during a fast freeze, he said.There are things you can do to help your plants through winter. Mulch – That same layer of mulch you put out to conserve moisture can serve as a warm blanket to protect plant roots from freeze. Don’t fertilize – Hold off on fertilizing except winter annuals like pansies. Prune – If you see drought or freeze damage on plants, prune them. Prune plants to shape and size, too. Cut back to clean, green tissue. It can save on water needs down the road. The best time to prune in Georgia is the first week of February.Radical pruning won’t help save water. “Good, healthy, clean cuts done at the right time of year is best,” he said. For more tips on protecting your landscape from freeze, go to http://pubs.caes.uga.edu/caespubs/pubcd/C872.htm or call your local UGA Extension agent at 1-800-ASK-UGA1.(Faith Peppers is a news editor for the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)
Green Mountain Power CEO says Utility Building To Power Vermonts future Vermont State Treasurer Jeb Spaulding Announces State Investment in Green Mountain Power StockCOLCHESTER, Vt&. Christopher L. Dutton, President and Chief Executive Officer of Green Mountain Power (NYSE:GMP), Monday told shareholders that the Vermont utility is committed to modernizing its electric infrastructure to assist in the effort to make sure our customers are empowered to compete in the global economy.Speaking at Green Mountain Powers annual meeting, Mr. Dutton said, We are investing in our utility plant so that the communities we serve have the opportunity to take advantage of one of the most important drivers of economic prosperity – safe and very reliable electric service. Mr. Dutton said Green Mountain Power will spend $49 million in the next two years (2005-2006) rebuilding its infrastructure, principally its generation, transmission and distribution systems. In addition, Green Mountain is expanding its investment in the Vermont Electric Power Co. (VELCO) by some $20 million by the end of 2007 to help finance VELCOs $200 million upgrades of the states electric transmission system.At the meeting, Vermont State Treasurer Jeb Spaulding announced that the State, through its Trust Investment Account, has taken a position in Green Mountain Power stock and expects to buy more when market conditions permit.Mr. Spaulding said: Green Mountain Power is a role model for other utilities and businesses. The Company has kept a keen eye on the bottom line while taking significant steps to protect the environment, particularly by reducing emissions. Green Mountain Power understands the business value in taking environmental issues seriously, and will protect the States investment in this company into the future.The State of Vermont has taken a position in Green Mountain Power also because of its outstanding management. &It is a business that takes care of its environmental responsibilities. The Company has excellent leadership in the management area. The reality is those companies that dont take seriously their environmental responsibilities dont compare as well with those that do, and they have greater financial risk as a consequence.Mr. Dutton also spoke of Green Mountain Powers commitment to the environment, demonstrated by its membership in the Chicago Climate Exchange, saying, We committed to reduce voluntarily our greenhouse gases when we joined the Chicago Climate Exchange last October. We were the first utility in the Northeast to join, and in doing so we will help in the effort to develop market-based solutions to environmental concerns. The CEO also announced that Green Mountain Power will complete its first Sustainability Report in October. We have reported on our environmental work through CERES for close to a decade, but now we are expanding our effort to report by following the Global Reporting Initiative guidelines, which will help us tell our customers, shareholders and communities how we are doing in terms of environmental, social and financial responsibility – the three legs of sustainability reporting. We continue to seek ways to make our business totally transparent, said Mr. Dutton.Nordahl L. Brue, Chair of the Green Mountain Power Board of Directors, thanked shareholders for their past support. He observed why the Company completed another successful year: “First and foremost, Green Mountain Power looks after its customers and how to serve them. Then it looks after its employees because without them the Company will not have satisfied customers. When you do a good job for the first two groups of stakeholders, then you produce solid returns for the investors. We did that again in 2004.”At the business meeting held at its company offices, shareholders also re-elected the following members to the Board of Directors: Nordahl L. Brue of Burlington, Vermont; Elizabeth A. Bankowski of Brattleboro, Vermont; William H. Bruett of Weehawken, New Jersey; Merrill O. Burns of Monroe, Michigan; David R. Coates of Colchester, Vermont; Christopher L. Dutton of Shelburne, Vermont; Euclid A. Irving of Lawrenceville, New Jersey; Kathleen C. Hoyt of Norwich, Vermont; and Marc A. vanderHeyden of Colchester, Vermont. All Board members were elected to one-year terms.
Saint Michael’s moves up in US News Best Liberal Arts Colleges category(August 22, 2008) Saint Michael’s College is ranked 104th in the Best Liberal Arts Colleges category of the US News popular, but controversial, rankings of American colleges and universities. Having moved last year from Northern Regional Masters University to National Liberal Arts College category,Saint Michael’s entered a new, more competitive category of colleges.The switch in categories changed Saint Michael’s positioning. The college landed this year at 104th in the Best Liberal Arts Colleges ranking nationally, in a tie with Albion, Bennington, Hampshire, Presbyterian, St. Mary’s (IN), and Washington & Jefferson Colleges. Saint Michael’s position was bolstered by an excellent rate of retention, percentage of full-time faculty, SAT scores, and percentage of classes with fewer than 20 students. Last year the college was ranked 106th. Saint Michael’s ranked in the top 15 of the Northern Regional Masters Universities category for 17 years.Highlights of the college rankings will be published in the September 1 issue of U.S. News & World Report, available for newsstand purchase Monday, August 25. The 2009 America’s Best Colleges guidebook will be available as of Tuesday, August 26.The University of Vermont is ranked 89th in the National Universities category and Middlebury is ranked fifth in the Best Liberal Arts category. Champlain College was number 12 in Baccalaureate Colleges (North) Tier 1 Rankings.Extensive analysis shows that rankings closely parallel the financial endowment level of thecolleges and universities throughout the country. According to U.S. News, rankings for Best Liberal Arts Colleges are based on the following data: peer assessment, 25%; graduation and retention rates, 20%; faculty resources 20%; student selectivity, 15%; financial resources 10%; alumni giving 5%, and graduation rate performance 5%.Why Saint Michael’s changed categoriesU.S. News uses the categories for colleges created by The Carnegie Foundation, which invited Saint Michael’s to switch from the Northern Regional Masters University to the National Liberal Arts Colleges category in the winter of 2006. A determination was made that Saint Michael’s fit better into that category because the undergraduate liberals arts is seen as the core of Saint Michael’s program, as explained in a letter from then-President Marc vanderHeyden to the community in January 2007. The invitation to make this change was offered to some 90 institutions that offer master’s degrees, but whose profiles “showed affinity with the traditional undergraduate college model” in terms of size, residential level, and size of undergraduate and graduate programs.Other rankingsSaint Michael’s College is included in the Princeton Review’s The Best 368 Colleges: 2009 Edition, and is a member of the highly selective group of 270 institutions nationwide allowed to host a chapter of the national honor society, Phi Beta Kappa, on its campus.Saint Michael’s College, www.smcvt.edu(link is external), founded in 1904 by the Society of St. Edmund and headed by President John J. Neuhauser, is identified by the Princeton Review as one of the nation’s Best 368 Colleges. A liberal arts, residential, Catholic college, Saint Michael’s is located just outside of Burlington, Vermont, one of America’s top college towns, and less than two hours from Montreal. As one of only 270 institutions nationwide with a prestigious Phi Beta Kappa chapter on campus, Saint Michael’s has 2,000 full-time undergraduate students, some 500 graduate students and 200 international students. In recent years Saint Michael’s students and professors have received Rhodes, Woodrow Wilson, Guggenheim, Fulbright, National Science Foundation and other grants, and Saint Michael’s professors have been named Vermont Professor of the Year in four of the last eight years.Source: Saint Michael’s College.-30-
Updated November 11 at 9:00 A.M. Several miles of the Appalachian Trail along with a popular Western North Carolina climbing area have now been closed due to numerous wildfires burning in the Blue Ridge Mountains.Multiple fires have continued to grow and new ones have emerged—including the now 977-acre wildfire near Chimney Rock State Park that has forced closure of the Rumbling Bald Climbing Access Area and prompted home evacuations in the nearby town of Lake Lure.A wildfire burns on Rumbling Bald. Photo by Ryan Lubbers.Fire fighting personnel are working feverishly on the ground to contain the blaze as helicopters drop water from nearby Lake Lure.Photo by Michele Schwartz.Firefighters have also responded to a wildfire near the main overlook at McAfee Knob in Virginia. According to the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, day hikers are being advised to avoid the area and hike elsewhere, while long distance hikers may pass through but should use extra caution.The growing wildfires burning near the Appalachian Trail have forced officials to close portions of the trail that run through the Nantahala National Forest in Western North Carolina, where there are more than 20 wildfires burning over 17,000 acres, and the Chathoochee National Forest in North Georgia.The A.T is now closed for 31.1 miles from the Rock Creek Gap Shelter to the Nantahala River at US19 in North Carolina, and from Hogpen Gap to Neels Gap in Georgia.Almost all of the fires currently burning in national forest areas of Western North Carolina are said to be human caused.That includes the Tellico Fire, which has now spread to approximately 3.400 acres, the 1,130-acre Dick’s Creek fire, the 1,130-acre Knob Fire, and the 175-acre May Branch fire.The cause of the 3,500-acre Boteler fire is still unknown.In a statement given to WLOS, North Carolina Congressman Mark Meadows said, “the troubling part is that somebody apparently is intentionally setting some of these fires. And so we want to ask everyone to be on the lookout.”With continual dry and windy weather in the forecast for Western North Carolina for until early December, the USFS has imposed a strict fire bans for all of Pisgah and Nantahala National Forest.Related:
continue reading » Credit Union Magazine seeks nominations for the eighth annual Credit Union Rock Stars program, sponsored by Fiserv.Credit Union Rock Stars are professionals and volunteers in credit union organizations who leverage their exceptional creativity, innovation, and passion to advance their credit unions and elevate their communities.“Every year the successes of our industry’s Rock Stars reinforce why we put people first,” says Ann Hayes Peterson, CUNA’s vice president of publishing and editor-in-chief. “We’re looking forward to reading the inspiring stories from the past year and honoring these individuals.”“Given everything that has already transpired in 2020, the opportunity to recognize the work and dedication of credit union professionals who are putting members first every day is timely and refreshing,” says Theo Curey, president, Credit Union Solutions, Fiserv. “We are looking forward to learning from and celebrating this year’s Rock Stars.” ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
Advertisement Comment Alex Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang helped Arsenal secure a 3-1 Europa League semi final first leg win over Valencia (Picture: Getty)‘It would be a very special feeling to win against Arsenal, especially because I couldn’t play in the first game,’ Coquelin said.‘But even more it would be special to reach the final and make another small bit of history with this club.’‘Away from home they [Arsenal] are a different team. They drop the intensity a little bit and that means we can score goals and do damage, especially with the attack that we have.‘The team is ready to make a comeback. The goal we scored there helps us a lot. It will be a difficult game but with the quality we have, we believe we can do it.‘The fans always help us a lot at home, they did against Getafe in the cup when we made a spectacular comeback and the team is ready to do the same again.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 8 May 2019 1:35 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.3kShares Francis Coquelin takes subtle dig at Arsenal ahead of Europa League semi final against Valencia Francis Coquelin joined Valencia from Arsenal last January (Picture: Getty)Francis Coquelin believes his former Arsenal side will wilt under pressure and throw away their two-goal advantage in Thursday’s Europa League semi final second leg against Valencia.The Frenchman missed out on making an emotional return to the Emirates a week ago due to suspension and was unable to prevent Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette dovetailing to help Unai Emery’s men build a potentially significant advantage.Arsenal’s hopes of Champions League qualification now rest on winning Europe’s second tier competition following a disastrous run of results, culminating in Sunday’s 1-1 draw at home against Brighton.AdvertisementAdvertisementCoquelin, who failed to score in 160 appearances for Arsenal, has noted his old club’s wretched away form and is confident Los Ches are capable of completing a comeback at the Mestalla.ADVERTISEMENTMore: 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 City Advertisement
MORE NEWS: Is this the strangest addition to a backyard? Every inch of the home exudes opulence.“It’s great buying at that price considering it’s a double north to water block,” he said.“No one builds such great properties anymore because it costs too much.”Every inch of it exudes opulence with towering temple columns setting the scene even before stepping inside.A crystal chandelier, black granite fireplace and curved marble staircase greet guests.Among its other highlights are a pool house with 18m heated pool, sauna, entertainment house with built-in bar and gas firepit and imported marble fountain. The castle-like property at 1-3 Queen Guineveres Place, Sovereign Islands has had its price reduced.HOUSE hunters who have had their eye on a distinctive Sovereign Islands castle are in luck.The extravagant property at 1-3 Queen Guineveres Place is slightly more affordable after having its price slashed by $1 million.It is now listed with a $5.95 million price tag. It has been renovated since it last sold in 2016.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa11 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoThe five-bedroom residence, known as Villa Verona, was built by Russian couple Igor and Irina Farbitnik after buying the block in 1997.The builder behind the Coast’s renowned Utopia mansion, Scott Widdicombe, then purchased the sprawling property in 2016 and spent millions refurbishing it.The house’s structure and marble staircase were the only original features that remained.Property records show it hit the market in late 2017 under an expressions of interest campaign before a $7.4 million price tag was attached in April last year.Ray White Sovereign Islands agent Edin Kara, who is marketing the property with Ali Mian, said the concrete and sandstone-built property was a rare find on the Gold Coast. MORE NEWS: Breathtaking mansion has waterfront helicopter pad The 18m pool is heated so the new owners can swim year round. The marble staircase is one of the home’s standout features. There is plenty of space to entertain outdoors. The scale of the house is breathtaking from the air. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:51Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:51 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p432p432p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenStarting your hunt for a dream home00:51
Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, has listed Lille and Super Eagles striker, Victor Osimhen, as one of his transfer targets as he plans to boost his squad next month. The 21-year-old only joined Lille last June, but he is already attracting interest from a host of top clubs across Europe after a brilliant start to the season. The likes of Barcelona, Spurs, and Chelsea are said to be interested in his services, but it looks like Jurgen Klopp is already making plans to hijack the move. Osimhen has scored 13 goals in all competitions for Lille, and that has convinced Klopp who ordered the Reds scouts to provide comprehensive detail about the Nigerian international. Liverpool have arguably the best attack in Europe right now, but Klopp wants competition for the fabulous trio, and he believes Osimhen is the perfect player to do that.Advertisement Loading… With Osimhen just 21-years, the Nigeria international fits perfectly into the Liverpool model as Klopp plans to build a side that can dominate for years. However, according to the express, Liverpool will have to wait until the summer at least, as Lille won’t entertain any offers for their prized asset this January. Lille owner Gerard Lopez also confirmed the club will not consider an offer for any of their prospects until the summer of 2021 at least. Read Also:Osimhen: Why I rejected Barca,Arsenal offers Osimhen joined Les Dogues for 13m Euros, but his value has more than doubled following a brilliant start to life in France. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?The Network’s Greatest Shows On HBOThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black HolesTop 10 TV Friends Who Used To Be EnemiesWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By Odeith5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks
Taylor Rowlett, a junior forward for the Batesville Lady Bulldogs, was recently awarded Honorable Mention All-State at the Indiana Soccer Coaches Association All-State Banquet.She was named First Team All-District after the season and earned a chance to play with the District 5 Team in the district games held at North Central on November 19th and 20th.The banquet was on November 20th following the district games. Congratulations Taylor!Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Kyle Laker.