Alfie Boe Sets Departure Date From Les Miz on Broadway

first_img View Comments Related Shows Les Miserables The Great White Way’s current Prisoner 24601 has a release date!?! Broadway.com has confirmed that Alfie Boe will depart Les Miserables on February 28, 2016. His replacement as Jean Valjean in the revival will be announced shortly.Boe made his Broadway debut as Rodolfo in Baz Luhrmann’s La Boheme, for which he and his co-stars received a special Tony Award in 2003 for their performances. He played the role of Valjean in the 25th Anniversary Concert at London’s O2 Arena in October 2010 and went on to lead the original West End production of the show. His live opera appearances include The Pearl Fishers at the English National Opera and Romeo ET Juliette at the Royal Opera House.Directed by James Powell and School of Rock’s Laurence Connor, the newly reimagined production of Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil’s tuner is playing at the Imperial Theatre. The current cast also includes Earl Carpenter as Javert, Montego Glover as Fantine, Brennyn Lark as Eponine, Chris McCarrell as Marius, Alexandra Finke as Cosette, Wallace Smith as Enjolras and Gavin Lee and Rachel Izen as the Thenardiers. Hayden Tee will assume the role of Javert on January 29.Check out Broadway.com’s One On One interview with Boe below. Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 4, 2016last_img read more

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New, online MBA launched at Champlain College

first_imgBURLINGTON, Vt.–This winter, Champlain College is launching an online MBA that turns the traditional MBA curriculum on its ear.While many institutions are scrambling to incorporate real-world applications into their MBA curricula, the Champlain MBA was designed from the ground up on the following premise: the challenges faced at work are truly intertwined with what is learned in class. This intentional integration is at the heart of Champlains innovative program, according to program director Dr. Don Haggerty.The Champlain MBA is designed specifically for career-minded people looking to benefit from integrating their coursework with their work-based challenges, he said. This integrated process will form the core of a students learning and will serve as a springboard toward better job performance. Integration can be applied across many career fields and industries, such as marketing, accounting and health care.Challenges in the workplace cover a range of topics, but most MBA programs treat these as isolated problems rather than related issues. Champlains Master of Business Administration program breaks the mold by linking these learning experiences through something Haggerty calls Integrated Reflective Practice.Haggerty explained, This MBA integrates the many business disciplines that shape you as a manager, it highlights reflection on your work experience as the key to learning from experience, and it focuses on practice for managers who are solving their own problems that involve processes as well as people.Champlain MBA courses begin on February 27, 2006, and the College is now accepting applications. An informational open house is scheduled for January 5 at 5 p.m.With the flexibility of an entirely online program with 24-7 accessibility, busy professionals can decide for themselves when they will access coursework and participate in discussion threads with classmates from across the country. Champlain College was a pioneer in online education and its courses feature a high degree of interaction between faculty and fellow students via the Internet.Haggerty believes that employers will see a difference in Champlain MBA graduates. They will be quick to see that this isnt the same old MBA and that the emphasis is on skills that match the needs of the workplace, he says. Weve learned that the direct application of projects to the workplace is a key feature to employers.Dr. Debra Heintz, a business manager at Ben & Jerrys Homemade and faculty member in the Champlain MBA, agreed. In business we find that many MBA students come out of their programs with lots of academic background, but a limited ability to apply what they have learned. The Champlain MBA really works to ensure students can apply what they are learning and add value to an organization by doing this, she said.Each Champlain MBA course has been built around a work-integrated project that represents no less than 25 percent of the courses workload. Whats different is that the courses are designed to serve the needs of the project rather than stapling the project on the back end of the course,” Haggerty said.Along the way, students in Champlains program will achieve a set of competencies that are comparable to other MBA programs, but thats just the beginning. Because of integrated Areas of Practice in the courses and the applied nature of all the projects, a students level of understanding and ability to apply learning is expected to exceed that found in a typical MBA program.Champlains curriculum is based on six core Areas of Practice that are threaded into each course: Global, Organizational and Personal Values-Driven Leadership; Human Resources and Organizational Relationships; Measurement and Process Improvement; Innovation Through Information; Financial and Economic Resources; and Customers, Markets, Sales and Marketing.To get Champlain MBA students in tune with the programs learning philosophy, students will take a one-credit course called Integrated and Reflective Practice. Theyll learn about the importance of work-practice and experience as a basis for management development, as well as learning styles, action learning, dialogue, communication, personality types and team communication.Applicants to the Champlain MBA are required to be currently employed or have a link to an organization that can be the focus of their in-class projects, assignments and activities. Because of the direct integration, employees and employers both benefit because there is no transfer time between what is learned and what is done at work.An applicants undergraduate degree does not have to be in business or management; Champlain has designed two MBA start-up courses for those without a degree in those fields.Both Erin Lynn and John Boomhover have taken their first courses toward a Champlain MBA. Lynn recognized how the program could open doors in her career as an assistant controller at S.T. Griswold in Williston. Accounting is relatively specialized and I believe that being exposed to a much broader range of business thinking and experiences will make me a more valuable employee, she said. The way we do business is changing rapidly and staying abreast of these trends is crucial.Boomhover found his employer an enthusiastic partner in his education. A.N. Deringer has been very supportive of my bringing school to the workplace, he said. I will sit with different co-workers and officers and discuss topics we are going over in class and how they relate to our company.Known for its long history of practical business education and for being a pioneer in online education, Champlain has built its MBA program to aggregate both of these strengths. This is the Colleges second online masters degree. The first–the Master of Science in Managing Innovation and Information Technology–began in Fall 2002.Champlain MBA tuition is $505 per credit and most courses are three credits each. Classes begin February 27, 2006. Call (888) 545-3459 for more information or visit http://www.champlain.edu/master(link is external).# # #last_img read more

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Tread Toward Adventure In Morehead-Rowan County

first_imgPhoto courtesy of Morehead County. Cave Run Lake and the adjoining Licking River provide paddle boating and kayaking opportunities year-round. Daily pontoon or houseboat rentals make it easy for friends and families to set out for adventures of all kinds. Whether you’re interested in fast-paced fun like boating and jet-skiing or simply soaking up the sun, there’s always a good time waiting for you beyond the shoreline.  Photo courtesy of Morehead County. If a walking stick is your preferred companion, warm up with a hike to Lockegee Rock. This uphill trek is a refreshing climb with a gorgeous view of the forest at the top. Grab your pack and head to the Sheltowee Trace northern terminus for a day-hike with Mother Nature. Head out to Cave Run or stroll along the Eagle Lake Loop Trail and enjoy where land meets the waves. Dust off your helmet and tread toward adventure on one of our many biking trails. With more than 30 trails for cycling, the gateway to Eastern Kentucky is an unrivaled getaway for bikers of all skill levels. Pedal through your choice of scenery, from secluded, wooded paths to beautiful vistas. Challenge yourself on our steep, narrow trails. Own the road on our less-traveled routes. “The reason why Morehead is unique is the access to country roads that have very minimal traffic, and the beauty of bicycling past barns, barn quilts and farms,” Jess said. Bikers from near and far enjoy the variety in terrain and landscape year-round. Take it from a lifelong biker, Jess, who biked through Kentucky during her trek across the United States. New to the sport? Pick up your set of wheels at Switchback Cycling, a local bike shop with a mountain bike rental program. Bike rentals are $35 for the day or $60 for a whole weekend. Morehead, an official Kentucky Trail Town, is an ideal destination for outdoor lovers of all kinds. Nestled in the Daniel Boone National Forest, with Cave Run Lake nearby, outdoor adventures can be found on and off the water. Morehead-Rowan County is home to more than 100 miles of multi-use trails, making it the perfect place to experience the beauty of northeastern Kentucky on foot, bike or horseback. The Sheltowee Trace NRT runs right down Main Street! Tread toward your next adventure in Morehead and Rowan County. Fishing, water sports and days at the lake are part of the Morehead and Rowan County experience as well. The largest in northeastern Kentucky, Cave Run Lake offers more than 8,000 acres of open water, 200 miles of shoreline and more than 150 species of fish to catch. This fisherman’s paradise boasts a few challenging fish like the notorious musky, but it is also home to the largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, spotted bass, white bass, black crappie and white crappie. Chances are you’ll reel in something you want to take home after a day on the water. It’s a great time to start thinking about your next outdoor trip. If you’re looking forward to serene views and peace of mind, look no further than Morehead and Rowan County Kentucky.  Sign up to receive our adventure planning pack! Photo courtesy of Morehead County. Photo courtesy of Morehead County. Here, you can wake up, hop on your bike and pedal to your heart’s content. Follow the sound of the waves to the lake. Imagine a day or two completely immersed in the beautiful mountains and lakes here in the Daniel Boone National Forest, the gateway to Eastern Kentucky. Photo courtesy of Morehead County. Hiking, biking, fishing and horseback riding are perfect activities for small groups or solo adventurers looking to take in the great outdoors. Whatever your preference, there’s always an incredible journey waiting up the road. Photo courtesy of Morehead County. Photo courtesy of Morehead County.last_img read more

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Eleven Soldiers Killed in ELN Attack

first_img Eleven Colombian Soldiers were killed and six other injured in a bombing perpetrated by National Liberation Army (ELN) guerrillas, in a rural area of Norte de Santander department, located in the north east of Colombia on the border with Venezuela, authorities reported on May 22. “The Soldiers were attacked on Tuesday [May 21] evening in an indiscriminate way with improvised explosive devices (IED),” a statement said, adding that the “six injured officers were taken to hospitals in the area.” On April 14, in La Esmeralda village, in Arauca department (on the border with Venezuela), three soldiers died in an attack attributed to the ELN, an insurgency that in recent years has focused its attacks on the oil sector. The rebel organization has stated its willingness to join the peace talks that are being conducted since last year by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and Santos’ government in Cuba. The Colombian president has manifested that the ELN’s eventual inclusion in the peace negotiations would be subject to the liberation of a Canadian engineer, who is being held hostage by this group since January. Moreover, the guerrillas have demanded the Braewal Mining multinational company to cease its mining activity in the northern area of the country, in order to release the Canadian engineer Jernoc Wobert, age 47. The Colombian armed conflict, in which paramilitary and drug trafficking organizations have also participated, has left over 3.7 million displaced people, 600,000 dead, and 15,000 missing persons in over 50 years. By Dialogo May 24, 2013last_img read more

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Offices: north Manchester

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Aston Martin confirms Mercedes boss Moers will replace CEO Palmer

first_imgTopics : The company said Moers, who will be based at its headquarters in Warwickshire, had built a reputation for transforming businesses in tough environments during his 25 years in senior roles at Daimler.Germany’s Daimler AG owns a 5% stake in Aston Martin and supplies the carmaker with Mercedes-AMG engines.Aston Martin, famed for being fictional secret agent James Bond’s car of choice, has seen its share price plummet since floating in October 2018.The 107-year old British luxury carmaker earlier this month posted a deep first-quarter loss after sales dropped by almost a third due to the impact of the novel coronavirus outbreak. Aston Martin confirmed on Tuesday that Tobias Moers, CEO of Mercedes-AMG, would become chief executive on August 1, replacing Andy Palmer who stepped down on Monday.The Financial Times newspaper reported over the weekend that Palmer would step down, before he had been informed. A source familiar with the situation had also confirmed to Reuters the planned move.”The board has determined that now is the time for new leadership to deliver our plans,” Lawrence Stroll, Aston Martin Lagonda’s Executive Chairman said.last_img read more

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Selling Houses Australia guru Andrew Winter to take unsold Gold Coast home to auction

first_imgAndrew Winter is taking his Gold Coast home to auction this Spring. Picture: Nigel HallettSelling Houses Australia guru Andrew Winter and wife Caroline are now set to take their unsold five-bedroom Gold Coast home to spring auction. The popular renovation show host first listed last summer, and has recently moved to his third agency for the Sanctuary Cove home. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa10 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day agoWow. It was initially listed for $3,995,000 in January. The Winters have are off to Mermaid Beach where they’ve spent $1,525,000 on a single-storey renovation project. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:50Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:50 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenTop tips for sellers in Spring00:50 The Winters paid $1.9 million in 2017 for the property.Amir Mian Prestige agent Charlon Delos Angeles has scheduled a September 15 auction. The Winters paid $1.9 million in 2017 for the property they have since transformed from a dated holiday home into an all-white villa with a terracotta roof. last_img read more

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Zinke: No decrease for offshore lease sale royalty rates

first_imgU.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke has said that the Department of the Interior will not lower royalty rates for future offshore oil and gas lease sales.The DOI said on Tuesday that the Royalty Policy Committee (RPC) made its initial recommendations on February 28, including the one to set a royalty rate of 12.5 percent on all Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) lease sales at all water depths through 2024.According to the DOI, an improving economy, federal tax reforms, higher energy prices, and greater regulatory certainty led to positive market conditions, prompted Secretary Zinke’s to keep the royalty rate in 200 meters of water and deeper at 18.75 percent.Secretary Zinke said: “Right now, we can maintain higher royalties from our offshore waters without compromising the record production and record exports our nation is experiencing. The Administration is grateful for the Committee’s hard work on these significant energy issues.”In addition to the recommendation for lower royalty rates, the RPC also recommended that the Department updates its studies on international onshore and offshore data that guide its decision-making, as well as a study of comparable offshore producing nations of Guyana and Mexico, their royalty rates, total revenue, lease block sizes, and recent sales in particular.Vincent DeVito, Royalty Policy Committee chair, added: “Today’s decision reflects the oil and gas industry’s improving market conditions for the safe and responsible development of our abundant energy resources. The Committee will continue to study ways to improve our programs, including recommendations to improve market conditions for other forms of energy like coal and offshore wind.”Last summer, the Department announced the current fiscal terms used for future offshore lease sales. Namely, the terms include a 12.5 percent royalty rate for leases in less than 200 meters of water depth, and a royalty rate of 18.75 percent for all other leases issued, beginning with the August 2017 lease sale.When the market or other conditions dictate, the Department has the statutory authority to adjust royalty rates for upcoming sales in accordance with federal law.It is worth noting that the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act grants the Secretary the authority to conduct lease sales on the OCS that “assure receipt of fair market value for the lands leased and the rights conveyed by the Federal Government.”Lessees pay bonuses, rentals, and royalties reflecting the value of the rights to explore and potentially develop and produce OCS oil and gas resources. These revenues are distributed to the Federal Treasury, state governments, Land and Water Conservation Fund, and the Historic Preservation Fund.DOI added that it, through the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, sets minimum bid levels, rental rates, and royalty rates by individual lease sale based on its assessment of market and resource conditions as the sale approaches.last_img read more

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NEMOS WEC Prototype Trials Underway

first_imgNEMOS has started testing its 2019 Wave Energy Converter (WEC) prototype in Ostend, Belgium. Following a series of handling and installation tests, the machine was finally deployed at its mooring system 500 meters off the coast of Ostend in October.The process went smoothly when the self-floating system was towed by a tugboat and coupled to its anchor lines. “It was exciting to see the floater starting to operate by the energy of the waves.” said Oliver Epsom, lead offshore engineer at NEMOS. “It was a proud moment for the entire team.”While some of the NEMOS staff members coordinated the works at sea, further colleagues observed the machine via online-monitoring in the control center at Duisburg. “It was a relief to see all systems operating and witness the first electrical power generation,” added Dr. Alexander Martha, operations manager at NEMOS. “We all were familiar with the WEC system from CAD models, tank tests and assembly works, however it was a great impression to actually see this machine working in North Sea.”During the operation, the WEC functioned as planned and important data was gathered. Due to adverse weather forecasts, the WEC was recovered to shore at the beginning of November.NEMOS is currently analyzing the data from the test to compare the machine’s performance against predictions. Once the gathered information is completely post-processed the test program will continue.The intention is to perform longer duration tests in more challenging sea conditions to prove long-time operation and extreme event survivability.last_img read more

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Friday Nights

first_imgIt is time for high school football again. This means ball games on Friday nights. This is a tradition in most high school towns across the USA. Even though tailgating is becoming a part of high school football, the high school game is still kids and families and inexpensive entertainment. The middle schoolers play football on the outskirts of the field and everyone gets a hot dog at the concession stand. The sideline coaches line the fence so they get a birds-eye view and feel they can shout instructions to the coach. Tickets are less than $10 and school kids get a break on tickets besides. Even though a lot of them don’t know who won at the end of the game, they wouldn’t miss it for anything. This fall Oldenburg Academy will be having football for the first time, so there will be more games each week in the area. It will probably take a while for them to be competitive, but that will not keep it from becoming a Friday night tradition like all other schools in smaller towns and cities. This is just another good reason for living in smaller cities. In a couple of weeks, I will see you at the game!last_img read more

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