He’ll Raise You Up! New York Giants Legend Tiki Barber to Join Kinky Boots as Don

first_img Star Files Tiki Barber(Photo: Matthew Murphy) Tiki Barber, a former American Football running back who played for the New York Giants for ten seasons, will take over the role of Don in the Tony-winning musical Kinky Boots at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre beginning on January 18, 2019. He will play a limited Broadway-debut run through March 3, 2019. Barber takes over for original cast member Daniel Stewart Sherman who will take a temporary leave to appear in the world premiere musical My Very Own British Invasion at Paper Mill Playhouse. He will return to the role of Don on March 4, 2019 and stay through the show’s final performance on April 7.”I am so excited to be making my Broadway debut in Kinky Boots,” said Barber. “I was very fortunate to be part of the New York Giants for ten years and feel incredibly lucky to be joining another New York institution: Broadway.”Barber serves as co-host of CBS Sports Radio’s national afternoon program Tiki & Tierney alongside broadcast partner Brandon Tierney. In 2010, he was inducted into the New York Giants Inaugural Ring of Honor class, and in 2011, he was enshrined into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame.The winner of six 2013 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Kinky Boots features a Tony-winning score by Cyndi Lauper, a book by Tony winner Harvey Fierstein and direction and choreography by Tony winner Jerry Mitchell.  Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on April 7, 2019center_img Kinky Boots View Comments Tiki Barberlast_img read more

Castleton Polling Institute: Phil Scott leads in ‘favorability’

first_imgCastleton Polling Institute The 2016 Vermont gubernatorial race is just getting underway. To assess the starting position of the candidates—those declared and some who may potentially run—the Castleton Polling Institute measured the public’s awareness of 8 potential candidates. The poll followed up with respondents who have heard of a candidate by asking the respondent’s views of that potential candidate, whether they have a favorable or an unfavorable view.The candidate with the highest name recognition among respondents was Lieutenant Governor Phil Scott, recognized by 77 percent of respondents, followed by Scott Milne, who has not declared himself a candidate, with 73 percent name recognition. At the other extreme is Bruce Lisman, recognized by 21 percent of respondents; however, Lisman declared his candidacy while the poll was in the field, and in fact we see Lisman’s name recognition rise in the days of data collection after August 31.  Figure 1 illustrates the relative differences in name recognition among the candidates and potential candidates that were included in our poll. Figure 1. Percent of respondents who say that they have heard of a potential candidateThe follow-up questions to name recognition measure favorability only among those respondents familiar with a given candidate; consequently, the sample size are smaller and margins of error greater for those candidates with lower name recognition than for those candidates with higher levels of name recognition. Figure 2 illustrates the relative differences in favorability ratings at the start of the 2016 campaign.Figure 2. Percent expressing favorable views of the potential candidatesBecause the number of respondents who have no opinion, favorable or unfavorable, about given candidates varies, we measured candidates’ favorability scores by subtracting the percentages of unfavorable ratings (somewhat unfavorable + very unfavorable) from a candidates favorable ratings (very favorable + somewhat favorable) for a net favorability score. Scott emerges with the highest net favorability score (62 percent), and 2012 Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Randy Brock with a 4 percent net score.  The net scores, tracked with name recognition, are shown in Figure 3. Figure 3. Name recognition and net favorability scoresTo reiterate a point made above, these measures are taken at the start of the campaign. Naturally, the process of campaigning is the process of introducing candidates to the public and giving the public opportunities to become more familiar and make judgements about candidates. This process has only just begun. Director of the Castleton Polling Institute, Rich Clark, goes deeper into this poll’s findings in a recent blog post found here(link is external).last_img read more

The cloud: why your credit union should move

first_imgIt used to be that one of the worst critiques your boss could deliver was accusing you of “having your head in the clouds.” You still don’t want your head there, but for financial institutions (FI)’s, having your data and operations taking place in the cloud is just good business.Financial experts forecast that by 2016 poor return on equity will drive more than 60% of financial institutions worldwide to process the majority of their transactions in the cloud. As traditional methods continue to deliver decreasing profits, it will become even more apparent it is in your FI’s best interest to locate and use a properly hosted cloud-based vendor.By incorporating a cloud-based service, much of your IT capital expense will move to your operating expenses. No matter the size of your business, this allows you to reduce capital investment in hardware, software and related infrastructure. You will be able to rely on a more predictable budget and higher cash flow. The money saved on IT infrastructure and services can be reinvested in other areas.A huge advantage to cloud-based programs is first-rate security. Cloud providers that are in compliance with the Service Organization Controls (SOC2) established by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Statement of Standards for Attestation Engagement, (SSAE16) must meet stringent requirements for monitoring and security. These strict security standards include Extended Validation (EV) SSL encryption technology and firewalls that prevent unauthorized electronic access to servers to protect FDIC-insured payments. These high-level security measures ensure safety for your FI and your customers.In addition to these standards, there are a variety of advantages to cloud-based operations of some functions, such as business continuity. With cloud-based programs, you will no longer have to worry about hardware, system security, disaster recovery, backup or operating system upgrades. The cloud offers complete failover redundancy, by taking care of your disaster recovery and backups with one solution. Your customers’ data will be encrypted as it is transported to, and while it lives in the cloud platform, and only your financial institution has the keys to unencrypt that data.To learn more about the industry’s 1st cloud-based courtesy overdraft program, please contact Hank Thompson – BSG Financial Group, Executive Vice President, Business Development (866) 274-8900 x230. 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Hank Thompson Hank has over 25 years of selling and sales management experience in several industries, including training, continuous quality measurement and advertising. His expertise includes senior level sales, creating long-tern relationships … Web: www.bsgfinancial.com Detailslast_img read more

Nayoka Clunis to represent Jamaica at Athletics World Cup

first_imgThough she will just compete in the hammer throw, Clunis has done more events in her time with the Gophers.The Kingston, Jamaica native competed in the hammer throw, weight throw, shot put and discus in both the indoor and outdoor seasons in 2018.Clunis has been with the Gophers for one year; she competed for two seasons with Cloud County Community College in Concordia, Kansas. The incoming senior will play one more year with Minnesota once the fall season starts.Clunis and her country will start competition Saturday evening at London Stadium and play for the final trophy on Sunday. Nayoka Clunis to represent Jamaica at Athletics World CupThe first Athletics World Cup takes place in London this weekend.Eric Miller, Gopher SportsNayoka Clunic competes in weight throw. Drew CoveJuly 11, 2018Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintA Minnesota student-athlete will go to Europe to represent her country.Nayoka Clunis, a member of the women’s track and field team for Minnesota, will compete at the first-ever Athletics World Cup in London this weekend.Clunis will participate in the hammer throw event at the tournament and represent her home country of Jamaica. She finished first in that event at the Jamaica National Senior Championship last month. The inaugural tournament is a track and field competition between eight nations. The countries included are the United States, Jamaica, the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland, Poland, Germany, China, France and South Africa. The top prize for the winning country is $2 million.The competition features 34 total events between the two days, although Clunis will participate in only one.last_img read more

The American Dream Is Alive and Well, Just Not So Much in America

first_imgTIME:Millions of immigrants have flocked to the United States in the hopes of making better lives for themselves. Nowadays, however, people hoping to achieve the iconic “American Dream” could be better off heading to Australia or Germany.That’s the central finding according to a recent study published in Psychological Science, which examined the influence of genetic factors on intelligence measures like aptitude and achievement, which are used to predict success at school and work. The researchers specifically wondered whether how these genetic influencers would differ between low and high levels of socioeconomic status, and whether the results would differ across countries.Read the whole story: TIMElast_img

The congruency effect: Study shows walking can boost your math abilities

first_imgOther researchers have found a congruency effect for horizontal movements as well. For horizontal congruency effects, smaller numbers are congruent to the left side, and larger numbers are congruent to the right side.In an article published last December in Frontiers in Psychology, a team of researchers from the University of Bologna and the Italian National Research Council examined whether whole body movements could influence our math abilities. In the study, fifty-two individuals performed addition and subtraction problems while walking.During the study, each participant was first given a starting number (e.g. 245), then were told what type of calculation they would be required to perform (addition or subtraction). Next, participants began walking and were then told to turn either right or left. They then performed the calculation aloud. If they answered incorrectly, they were given a new problem to solve.Results showed that we perform additions better after turning right, and perform subtractions better after turning left. These results offer further support for the “congruency effect” other researchers have suggested.This research adds to the growing evidence that our math and movements are intertwined through what has been called a “congruency effect”. These results have important implications for a variety of people—all of us have to do mental math sometimes.“Our study adds to previous evidence in favor of an embodied nature of number processing by showing that numbers representation is influenced by whole body motions,” the researchers wrote.“The present findings confirm the existence of a connection among numbers, space, and motor processes, by showing the emergence of a congruency effect when subtractions and additions were calculated while moving also along an horizontal axis,” they concluded.So next time you’re stumped by a mental math problem, try walking in a circle or taking an elevator. Research suggests that doing so may help more than you think! Share on Twitter Share Movies often show someone pacing around their office while thinking about a problem they are stumped on. But have you ever wondered why pacing is associated with problem solving? As it turns out, researchers believe body movements may help individuals solve certain types of problems.More specifically, different types of body movements may help solve particular arithmetic problems. Researchers have shown that our math abilities can be influenced by a variety of movements, including our head movements, hand movements, and horizontal/vertical motions.Some researchers have begun focusing on how whole body movements like walking can influence individuals’ math abilities. Past research has found that our addition and subtraction skills show a “congruency effect”. These researchers discovered that people perform addition better when moving upward (like in an elevator or walking up the stairs), and perform subtraction better when moving downwards. Interestingly, this effect was seen when participants performed passive actions, such as going up or down an elevator. Pinterestcenter_img LinkedIn Email Share on Facebooklast_img read more

Increased yields to cause only minimal losses to CMBS

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Yara’s Libyan fertiliser JV progresses

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XT-1000: a new range of sensors for OEM and end users

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Shell and ITM Power open H2 station

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