MOST GIF-ABLE MOMENT LOOK OUT FOR… 2:38. In the middle of the bridge, the Canadian diva lets out a signature ridiculous riff. Top that, Betty Buckley! WHY WE LOVE IT Uhm, did you not read the headline? It’s five-time Grammy winner Céline Dion. Dressed as Grizabella. Singing “Memory.” She nails the look of the Glamour Cat, and yet still grasps a microphone with her hands (paws?). She waits literally eight seconds before she starts to riff. She’s inexplicably lying on a giant illuminated platform. Plus, not only is she just in her late teens here (in 1987 on the TV show L’autobus du Show Business), but she didn’t learn English until 1989, meaning much of this was learned phonetically! We’re gonna be honest: Things around the Broadway.com offices have gotten really boring the last few weeks. It’s sweltering, it’s humid, and worst of all, no new Broadway shows open until after Labor Day. But never fear, dear readers, we’ve got a great way to spice up the month of August: Broadway.com Summer Camp! Each day for 31 days, we’re highlighting the campiest, craziest, wildest—and did we mention campiest?—videos we can find. Put on your gaudy bathing suit and dive in! OVERALL CAMP FACTOR 8 out of 10 Jellicle Moons. Had she ascended to the Heavyside Layer at the end, it would have been a perfect score. Better luck next time, Féline Dion. View Comments
University of Georgia Cooperative Extension has been instrumental in helping two Georgia counties secure funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to combat obesity.The two-year, $1.25 million grant is designed to boost obesity prevention in Calhoun and Taliaferro counties, two counties with the highest obesity rates in the state.Andrea Scarrow, UGA Extension Family and Consumer Sciences program development coordinator (PDC) for the Southwest District, and Denise Everson, UGA Extension Family and Consumer Sciences PDC for the Northeast District, are responsible for coordinating efforts to increase physical activity and access to healthy food options.“The grant will help us target new interventions to bring research-based education related to nutrition and physical activity to Calhoun County,” Scarrow said. “We will be able to increase the reach of our Extension programs that already exist. Melinda Miller, 4-H program development coordinator, and I will be working closely with the community to determine goals and interventions.”Everson said her main goal for the grant will be outreach through UGA Extension.“The overarching goal for the grant is to provide communitywide Extension outreach specifically focused on healthy behaviors,” Everson said. “We want to offer Extension programming that directly targets healthy behaviors for children, youth and families.”Scarrow and Miller worked with Shanda Ashley, Calhoun County UGA Extension coordinator, to form a coalition of community leaders. The Calhoun County coalition will decide how to reach the goal of nutrition and physical fitness accessibility and will work with the community in a multisector approach to achieving the goal. In addition, grant funds have been already used to hire a new program assistant for Calhoun County UGA Extension, Kiswana Eafford, who will focus 100 percent of her time on this project.“Shanda and Kiswana will be the face of Healthier Together Calhoun. It would be impossible to implement this project without their leadership. We’ll be working with the school system and the county and city governments,” Scarrow said. “There are four municipalities in Calhoun County, so we’ll be working with all of them as well as the health department, Family Connection and many other community partners, such as farmers and grocery stores.”Barbara Twilley has been hired to work full time on this initiative at the local level in Taliaferro County. She is the “community advocate, recruiting folks for our coalition and coordinating local efforts,” according to Everson.Twilley has already started forming a coalition of community leaders who will look at the resources the county already has in place, as well as what it needs to better spend the grant money.“We want to begin by determining what resources and programs are already available,” Everson said. “It doesn’t do any good to tell the people how to eat healthy if they don’t have access to healthy food options. We will work with our community coalitions to create sustainable programming efforts that build on the priorities of the community.”Some of the money will be used to show people how to eat healthy given limited resources.“We will be offering educational programs to teach families how to eat healthy on a budget by using readily available and shelf-stable foods,” Everson said.Many people don’t think about the lack of food in Georgia because of the amount of agribusiness here, but that is sometimes the case, Everson said.“Many of the foods produced in Georgia are seasonal, so farmers are only growing what they’re growing at the time and they may be growing products with the intentions of shipping them to another area,” Everson said. “We do have a lot of rural communities that may not have access to fresh produce and other healthy food options. As part of this program, we may be able to increase access to fresh produce or increase individuals’ knowledge on how to grow their own produce.”Both counties will implement environmental changes to their communities in order to increase residents’ physical activity.“If a park stayed open longer or a new playground was built or the walkability of the community changed, then people would have greater access to places where they can be more physically active,” Scarrow said.“We also want to promote safe places for physical activity,” Everson said. “There may be many places to go play in these communities, but it is critical that they are safe places and they are accessible to the community.”Scarrow said fighting obesity is important because obesity leads to chronic diseases.“For those who are overweight and obese, there is a higher incidence of diabetes, cancer, high blood pressure and heart disease, which causes the most health-related deaths in the U.S.,” Scarrow said. “If you decrease obesity rates, you decrease your rates of chronic disease.”Everson said a less obese community can provide a better quality of life as well as lift a financial burden.“If we have a healthier community, then kids will be more likely to do well in school, get good jobs and contribute back to the community,” Everson said. “A healthier community puts less strain on taxpayer dollars by lessening the health care needed. Healthy employees are more likely to show up and do well at work.”This project is led by the UGA College of Public Health and UGA Extension, an outreach unit of the university supported by specialists in the university’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and the College of Family and Consumer Sciences. Additional partners include UGA’s J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development, a public service and outreach unit; local, district and state UGA Extension offices; community organizations; and local, district and state public health departments.
Salazar added that Los Urabeños killed 279 people in 2009; 225 in 2010; and 348 in 2012, according to information provided by the Colombian Police. By Dialogo February 08, 2013 Don Leo was shown to the press amidst strong security measures at the National Office against Terrorism. The arrestee was calm, and was wearing a black t-shirt with the archaeological picture of Macchu Picchu. According to the Police, ‘Don Leo’ was designated by Los Urabeños as a key figure slated to take the lead in Medellín and confront the ‘Oficina de Envigado’ gang over the control of drug trafficking. Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, praised Peruvian and Colombian authorities for the capture of ‘Don Leo’ in Lima. Salazar explained that after the paramilitary disarmament in Colombia, new groups were created, such as “Las Águilas Negras” (Black Eagles), “Los Urabeños” and “Ejército Revolucionario Popular” (Popular Revolutionary Army), causing violence in the area where paramilitaries were settled before. “The capture of the fugitive drug trafficker, who entered Peru illegally this year, was carried out on February 6 in Lima’s Miraflores district, with the support of the Peruvian and Colombian intelligence police,” Peruvian National Police Chief, General Raúl Salazar, said in a press conference. He said that the 47-year-old ‘Don Leo,’ was accused of 100 homicides, and 800 more murders during his time as member of Los Urabeños, “therefore he is wanted for justice by Colombia and the state of Florida, United States.” On the evening of February 6, the Peruvian Police detained Colombian drug lord Jacinto Nicolás Fuentes Guzmán, aka ‘Don Leo,’ leader of the paramilitary drug ring Los Urabeños. He is accused of murders and of being linked to Mexican cartels. Under the leadership of Jacinto Fuentes Guzmán, Los Urabeños partnered with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and with criminal gangs from the subregion of Bajo Cauca in Colombia, the official stated. “Congratulations to the Colombian Police for capturing ‘Don Leo,’ head of The Urabeños in Bajo Cauca, in Lima, with assistance from Peruvian authorities.”
By Taciana Moury/Diálogo April 10, 2018 The Brazilian government created an inter-ministerial structure to enliven the aerospace sector. The Brazilian Space Program Development Committee (CDPEB, in Portuguese) brings together the ministries of Defense; Science, Technology, Innovation and Communications and Foreign Relations, among others. Its purpose is to analyze and present solutions, guidelines, and goals to boost the Brazilian Space Program (PEB, in Portuguese). The Institutional Security Cabinet of the Office of the President coordinates the new body. The Brazilian Air Force (FAB, in Portuguese), tasked with promoting the Brazilian space sector, takes part in the nine working groups CDPEB set up to examine issues related to the industry, including satellite development, personnel restructuring, governance, PEB expansion, and technological safeguards with other countries. “FAB has technical representatives in the nine working groups, who coordinate and join in various discussions,” FAB Lieutenant General Luiz Fernando de Aguiar, chairman of the Space Systems Coordination and Implementation Committee (CCISE, in Portuguese), told Diálogo. “As such, the Air Force helps come up with the best alternative solutions to present the council of ministers.” According to Lt. Gen. Aguiar, the new ministerial structure is of fundamental importance to the nation’s space industry. “Technologies, systems, and benefits acquired through our space programs cross over different areas of the government and require close coordination for resources to be efficiently applied,” he explained, adding that investments in the space industry are only possible through the participation of various ministries. Improved governance CCISE, which is directly connected to the first working group, deals with issues related to governance. “The purpose of this working group is to improve governance over the space industry through the establishment of the Space Executive Committee [CEE, in Portuguese] and the National Space Council [CNE, in Portuguese], which will be coordinated by the Executive Office of the President,” Lt. Gen. Aguiar said. The new governance is expected to increase in the number of PEB-related priority issues on government agendas, ensuring greater stability in the allocation of resources, as well as an optimal level of investment for development. “The work of CEE and CNE will extend the scope of the Brazilian Space Agency’s coordinated actions, and the agency will begin reporting to the Executive Office of the President, facilitating the kinds of multi-sector decisions needed to ensure that its actions are carried out in the space industry,” Lt. Gen. Aguiar said. CDPEB’s initiatives will bolster PEB to set agendas and ensure speedy solutions to structural problems. “One example is to lower the barriers hindering international negotiations,” Lt. Gen. Aguiar said, adding that the committee plans for safeguard agreements with other nations. “The solutions found will facilitate space sector agreements with other nations, contributing to improved results in product delivery.” Lt. Gen. Aguiar also noted that CDPEB will create more suitable conditions for private companies in the industry. “The founding of Alada – Brazilian Aerospace Projects Corporation, S.A., a public company under FAB, will facilitate private companies’ access to launch center laboratories and infrastructure,” he said. Solving problems related to safeguarding agreements and land issues, he added, and the founding of Alada, can stimulate the sector, by expediting the operations of private entities at the Alcântara Launch Center (CLA, in Portuguese), among others. “CLA becomes increasingly viable and advantageous for Brazil, bringing wealth and quality jobs to the local population,” he said. Increased technical staff Another of CDPEB’s concerns is in staff restructuring at the Department of Aviation Science and Technology (DCTA, in Portuguese). According to FAB Major General Cesar Demétrio, an engineer in charge of DCTA’s Technical Division and a member of the working group, the current staff of public employees at DCTA and projections for the year 2020 show the need to leverage a three-pronged approach to staffing: university-industry-government. “This will allow for social and economic development by preserving institutional knowledge in all the organizations involved,” Maj. Gen. Demétrio told Diálogo. DCTA, he added, is crucial to Brazilian space development. “We can point to solutions created for space entry, for maintenance and upgrade of rocket launch sites, and for specifications and research into dual-view satellites in the areas of communications, earth observation, positioning, and meteorology to preserve the sovereignty of Brazilian airspace and help connect the nation,” Maj. Gen. Demétrio said. Staff restructuring at the Air Force Command and the Aerospace Institute—where certain activities were concentrated to serve various military organizations or sectors (defense, aviation, and space)—allowed for a reduced number of workers to perform planned activities. However, areas lacking employees with specialized knowledge for long-term employment remain. “Restocking knowledge areas allows the work on strategic projects heavily dependent on foreign technology to resume. Let me stress that the loss of technically trained staff and tacit knowledge, which occurred in the past years, led to constant delay in project completion and the necessity to purchase advanced technological systems and equipment abroad,” Maj. Gen. Demétrio explained. CDPEB, he believes, will stimulate the development of the space industry. “When we get these agendas scheduled at ministerial levels, we can give the program greater prominence and it then becomes a priority for the government, not just for the administration,” he added. Advances in space development FAB announced the acquisition of an Earth observation satellite. CCISE presented the project in Brasília on March 27th, during a meeting of the Space Operations Governance Committee (CGE, in Portuguese). The Space Operations Center, a unit under the Aerospace Operations Command, headquartered in Brasília, oversees the complete process—from launch to end of operations. “This will be an orbital remote optical sensing system set to a [North Atlantic Treaty Organization] NATO-intermediate level of image quality that intelligence and farming systems can use,” FAB Colonel José Vagner Vital, vice president of CCISE, told the Air Force Press Agency. Tthe purchase of the satellite can stimulate the development of Brazilian technologies through agreements with private companies. “The system is likely to pay for itself, enabling Brazilian companies to develop within this market, bringing more wealth to the country. It can also complete assignments more efficiently than FAB assets can. Instead of sending up a drone or an aircraft, better planning and information can be achieved via satellite. And not only will FAB use such assets, but the Brazilian Army and Navy can also use them much more discretely, improving efficiency and reducing risks in their operations,” Col. Vital concluded.
ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Brandy BruyereDuring its Thursday, June 18th meeting, the NCUA Board issued a proposal to amend the Member Business Loan (MBL) rule which aims to provide regulatory relief from some of the more prescriptive underwriting requirements in the rule. This marks the first time in twelve years that NCUA is considering comprehensive changes to this rule, and could have a significant impact on credit unions’ ability to make MBLs. Today I’ll just provide a high-level overview of the proposal, and NAFCU’s Regulatory Affairs team will blog on some of the finer details of this proposal in a series of blogs once the proposal is formally published in the Federal Register.Just as a brief reminder, the MBL rule (Part 723) contains specific requirements and is not nearly as flexible as NCUA’s general lending rule (section 701.21) in terms of underwriting standards. Here are a few of the current MBL requirements:Collateral and security requirements including limits on the loan-to-value ratio, a general requirement that the business’ principals provide a personal guarantee, and limits on unsecured business loans continue reading »
Comment Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 10 Apr 2019 10:27 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Arsenal deliver fitness update on Laurent Koscielny and Granit Xhaka ahead of Napoli clash Arsenal are hoping to have Laurent Koscielny and Granit Xhaka available for Thursday’s game against Napoli (Getty Images)Arsenal captain Laurent Koscielny and midfielder Granit Xhaka are both being assessed by the club ahead of the Europa League quarter-final first leg against Napoli on Thursday.Koscielny has endured a stop-start campaign having missed the first three months of the season after rupturing his Achilles in May and has been absent since last month’s win against Rennes due to a foot problem.Xhaka, meanwhile, had been a mainstay of Unai Emery’s side until suffering a groin strain at the end of January and aggravating the problem last month. Neither player was available for Sunday’s disappointing 1-0 defeat to Everton at Goodison Park.AdvertisementAdvertisementAfter that game, Emery said: “Maybe Laurent could’ve come back to play today but yesterday we knew it wasn’t possible. I want to be positive for Thursday but it depends how he’s progressing. Xhaka is the same. They are doubts for Thursday.’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 CityEmery will be hoping to have both players available for the visit of Carlo Ancelotti’s Napoli side in order to maximise Arsenal’s chances of getting a positive result at the Emirates prior to the return leg in Naples next week. Arsenal have lost both of their away knockout games in the Europa League this term.Should Xhaka be deemed fit enough to be involved on Thursday night, he is one of three Arsenal players at risk of suspension for the second leg having picked up three yellow cards during the competition. He along with Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Sokratis Papastathopolous are all one booking away from a suspension.Emery has virtually a full squad to pick from otherwise although Hector Bellerin, Danny Welbeck and Rob Holding all remain long-term absentees.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 Advertisement
Coral BarryWednesday 12 Feb 2020 5:37 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.5kShares Comment Saka is now a regular in Arsenal’s senior squad (Picture: Getty)Unai Emery was the original coach to promote Saka to the first-team squad and Arteta is expected to give the youngster even more game time in the final half of the season.AdvertisementAdvertisementSaka has played at left-back for Arsenal this season due to injuries to Kieran Tierney and Sead Kolasinac, but is naturally a left-sided attacker.Arteta has already singled out Saka for praise since taking charge at Arsenal and the player has been impressed with his new coach.More: 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‘Mikel’s trying to bring back the philosophy, the Arsenal passing way,’ Saka said.‘Arteta said it would be better to score using fewer. If we can score in two passes, it’s better.‘We don’t need that many but obviously we need to move the ball and find the right spaces to attack and they’ve done it really well. I think the two goals were really nice.’MORE: Arsenal set date for Matteo Guendouzi contract talks to secure midfielder’s futureMORE: Maurizio Sarri makes Aaron Ramsey admission amid speculation Juve are willing to sell former Arsenal star Advertisement Advertisement Saka is improving quickly at Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Arsenal are fearful Manchester United or Liverpool will make a move to poach Bukayo Saka, reports say.Saka, 18, is a rising star in Mikel Arteta’s squad, but has entered the final 18 months of his current deal.The Daily Mail claim United and Liverpool are monitoring Saka and his ongoing contract talks with Arsenal.As a result, Arsenal will try and tie Saka down to a new long-term deal as soon as possible.ADVERTISEMENTSaka is on a £3000-a-week contract and could be in line for a healthy wage boost in a new deal.Bayern Munich are also tracking Saka, who has made 15 appearances in the Premier League this season. Liverpool and Manchester United monitoring Bukayo Saka’s contract talks with Arsenal
The SLS 5th Graders defeated St. Lawrence 30-16.Cardinals Scoring: Conner Miles – 14 pts – 2 Assists – 2 Rebounds; Evan Flaspoher – 5 pts – 3 Rebounds – 4 Steals; Hank Ritter – 1 pts – 4 Rebounds – 5 Steals; Thomas Lohmueller – 4 pts; Preston Conway – 1 pts – 3 Rebounds; Eli Weiler – 2 pts; Carson Meyer – 3 pts – 4 Rebounds; Marco Canessa – 3 Rebounds.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Jerry Roell.The St. Louis 6th grade Cardinals played at home against St. Lawrence from Lawrenceburg this evening and came away with a 34-27 win.The Cardinals continued to play good team defense which was key to the win. Leading the defensive effort again were Jack Hollins, Aidan Geers and Luke Meyer. Offensively, the Cardinals were led by Noah Tuveson (13), Benjamin Harmeyer (10), Cy Muckerheide (4), Nate Vankirk (4) and Abe Hollins (3).The next game will be at St. Nicholas on Tuesday, November 22nd.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach John Harmeyer.The St. Louis 7th grade boys basketball team’s perpetual road trip continued at Benjamin Rush Middle School Monday evening but the winning streak did not, losing to the home team Cubs 37-31.The well coached home team had a good combination of size, ball handling and aggressive defense that despite a strong team effort from the Cardinals was the recipe needed to have St. Louis trailing when the clock ran out.Thomas Raver was leading scorer followed by Cody Mohr. Four points each from Abe Streator and Adam Vogelsang. Streator had a good rebounding night fighting off double teams most of the game. CJ Grote, Joseph Suttman and Cayden Pohlman scored bringing the count to 7 Cardinals working on offense and putting points on the board. Kyle Salatin had some good defense stops and valuable rebounds in a game that was a dog fight from the opening tip.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Jim Mohr.
Suarez claims the club agreed to let him leave Anfield if Liverpool failed to qualify for this season’s Champions League. The club refute that, and while Carragher claims the Uruguayan is “too good” for both Liverpool and Arsenal, and better suited to the likes of Real Madrid, Barcelona and Bayern Munich, he expects greater loyalty from the striker. While Carragher spent his entire career with Liverpool, before retiring in May, Michael Owen moved away to join Real Madrid in 2004. And Owen, who also retired at the end of last season, can understand why Suarez, at the age of 26, would want to leave to join a club playing at the highest level in Europe. Owen told the Daily Telegraph: “People have this stereotypical view of a footballer that he’s just greedy, no loyalty, but you can bet your bottom dollar that if Suarez wasn’t as good as he was then Liverpool wouldn’t have stood by him [during his misdemeanours]. Of course, you have to bear in mind the things people have done for you along the way, and have some gratitude, but you have one shot. “Luis has not come through the ranks. He doesn’t have a huge affinity with Liverpool but the fans have a huge affinity with him and expect that to be reciprocated. But he wants to go and be at the best club he can. “This is where I can’t quite understand it. If it’s Arsenal [that is] the only option for him, I can’t really understand why he would want to leave given the way the Liverpool fans feel about him and the team is virtually built about him. If Real Madrid came in for him, I could certainly understand that.” Jamie Carragher believes it is “laughable” for his old Liverpool team-mate Luis Suarez to be complaining about the club’s reluctance to sell him. Press Association Carragher said in his Daily Mail column: “It didn’t surprise me that Brendan Rodgers has made him train on his own. I never thought Luis would down tools in the way Fernando Torres did when he wanted to leave Liverpool – his attitude over the final 18 months became progressively worse – but now Suarez has given me reason to think again. “To see it come to this is very dispiriting. A lot of good people have stood by Luis since he joined the club. Rodgers and Kenny Dalglish could not have done more for him. In the darkest times, we wore T-shirts to show we were standing alongside him, even if it was ill-advised. “So it is laughable to hear he is unhappy with Liverpool for not letting him join Arsenal.” Suarez was banned by the Football Association for racially abusing Manchester United defender Patrice Evra, and again towards the end of last season for biting Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic. Despite those offences, Liverpool still want him at the club, however Carragher claims he has seen at close quarters a change in Suarez’s attitude to life at Liverpool. He said: “I took part in a training session at Melwood before Steven Gerrard’s testimonial last Saturday and I was alarmed by the Luis Suarez with whom I was sharing a pitch. “From his first day at Liverpool, I had been used to seeing a warrior who loved his football and charged around with great enthusiasm. “On this occasion, however, his attitude was completely different. He didn’t want the ball and had no interest in getting involved. He stood on the periphery, with shoulders slumped.”
Mourinho was in charge at Real Madrid from May 2010 until June 2013, winning the league title in 2011/12. Speaking to TalkSPORT, Calderon, who was in his role at Real Madrid from 2006 to 2009, said: “It is not a secret that the current Real Madrid president has backed Mourinho many times. He likes him a lot and you can’t rule out seeing him again on the bench at the Bernabeu. “I know it seems strange, but if Benitez doesn’t have a good season and Mourinho gets sacked by Chelsea, I insist you can’t rule out seeing him here again. “I know that the president tried to have him here instead of Benitez, but Mourinho said he didn’t want it and that it wasn’t the right time to come back. “But after two or three years I can see him here again – it happened the same with Chelsea, they sacked him but then he came back. In football that is normal. “The current president has a lot of interest in Mourinho, he backed him a lot during his time at Madrid and Mourinho is his favourite coach.” Real Madrid could be open to bringing Jose Mourinho back to the Bernabeu should the Portuguese coach leave Chelsea, according to former president of the Spanish club Ramon Calderon. Mourinho remains determined to turn the fortunes of the Barclays Premier League champions around, but has seen his position come under scrutiny following a poor run of results which sees Chelsea in 16th place following the 1-0 defeat at Stoke before the international break. Calderon believes should the Spaniards decide to dispense with the services of current boss Rafael Benitez – whose side are second in the Primera Division table but remains to win over some sections of the supporters – then a move for Mourinho might be an option, especially given his relationship with current president Florentino Perez. Press Association