Bette Midler(Photo: Jonathan Pushnik) The Drama League will honor Bette Midler with the Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theater Award at the 2017 Drama League Awards, set for May 19 at the Marriott Marquis Times Square.Currently leading the cast of a new Broadway revival of Hello, Dolly!, Midler returned to the Broadway stage in 2013 after a nearly 40-year absence to star in John Logan’s solo play, I’ll Eat You Last: A Chat with Sue Mengers, playing the legendary Hollywood agent. In addition to her work on Broadway, Midler is a four-time Grammy winner for her album work and an Oscar nominee.Midler is also one of New York’s most generous and tireless citizens. In 1994, she started the New York Restoration Project, a non-profit organization devoted to bringing abandoned and neglected parks, gardens and open spaces in all five boroughs back to abundant life.As previously announced, Broadway animal trainer Bill Berloni will receive the Unique Contribution to the Theater Award and Dear Evan Hansen/War Paint director Michael Greif will receive the Founders Award for Excellence in Directing. View Comments
Rep. Sharice Davids said Tuesday that she plans to vote in favor of impeaching President Donald Trump. File photo.Following House leaders’ announcement Tuesday that they were introducing two articles of impeachment against President Trump related to his dealings with Ukraine, Rep. Sharice Davids issued a statement indicating that she planned to vote in favor of impeachment.In the statement, Davids said while she had not come to Congress with an interest in impeaching a president, the evidence presented during hearings the past few weeks led her to conclude that Trump had abused his power.The full statement is below:The evidence uncovered by the House impeachment inquiry is overwhelming. And the facts are uncontested.President Trump used the office of the Presidency to solicit foreign interference in our elections for his own personal, political benefit. He pressured Ukraine’s President to investigate his political rival, while withholding millions in taxpayer-funded aide to Ukraine. And since this information came to light, President Trump has defied congressional subpoenas, withholding critical documents and testimony.After careful deliberation, I plan to vote for the articles of impeachment that have been brought forward against the President.This is not an action I take lightly. It is not what I came to Congress to do. But I took an oath to uphold and defend the Constitution, and I take that responsibility very seriously.It remains my top priority to deliver results for the people of Kansas. Just this morning we reached a bipartisan agreement on the USMCA that will bolster Kansas’ economy and support our workers. Later this week, the House will vote on a historic piece of legislation to lower the cost of prescription drugs for Kansas families.Today is a sad day for our country. But we must continue to make progress on the issues impacting Kansas’ Third District, and that is exactly what I intend to do.The House is expected to take up the vote on the articles of impeachment next week.
by. Les ChristiePlanning to take a much-needed vacation this summer? Fly out on a Tuesday and you’ll save a chunk of cash.Passengers who schedule flights that depart on summer Tuesdays will pay an average of $77, or 17%, less for a ticket than they would if they fly out on a Sunday, the most expensive day of the week to fly, according to a survey by Cheapair.com.The booking site compared fares for 900,000 round-trip flights scheduled between June and September and found that the average fare for a Tuesday was $367. That compares with $444 on Sundays, $412 on Fridays and $402 on Saturdays. Wednesdays were also cheap at an average of $368.It’s also much better to book in advance. The scheduling sweet spot is a window of one to three months before your trip, with booking 54 days in advance yielding the lowest prices, Cheapair found. continue reading » 11SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
News of Trachsel’s departure comes as three more Gophers seniors announced their intention to return for the 2020 season. Four of six Gophers’ seniors have committed to returning in 2020. The Gophers were 15-9-1 when the season was canceled and in the middle of a series in Hawaii.This is a breaking news report. More information will be added as it becomes available. Gophers softball head coach Jamie Trachsel announces departure for Ole MissTrachsel was with Minnesota for three years. Courtesy of Gopher SportsGophers’ softball head coach Jamie Trachsel speaks to players of the team. Nolan O’HaraApril 24, 2020Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintGophers softball head coach Jamie Trachsel is leaving the program to become the next head coach at Ole Miss, according to KSTP’s Darren Wolfson. Trachsel spent three seasons as the head coach of the Gophers, leading the team to a 102-40-1 record in that time. She notably led Minnesota to its first ever appearance in the Women’s College World Series in 2019. Prior to her tenure at Minnesota, Trachsel was the head coach at North Dakota State and Iowa State. Trachsel will replace interim Ole Miss head coach Ruben Felix. Ole Miss was 12-13 before the softball season was cancelled amid the coronavirus pandemic.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!The coming year…would mark for us in CARICOM, the continuation of a dynamic period in our determined efforts to create a sustainable, secure and viable Community for all our peoples. I wish you, the people of CARICOM, Happy Holidays and a Prosperous and Productive New Year. Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, CARICOM…January 1, 2015In “General”Season’s greetings!I wish each and every one of you a joy-filled festive season and a happy, peaceful, prosperous and productive 2016.” – CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocqueDecember 24, 2015In “Anguilla”THE CURFEW TO BE REDUCED EFFECTIVE TUESDAY, APRIL 7, AT 7 P.M.The 24-hour curfew remains in effect throughout Monday, April 6. On Monday, bakeries will supply only delivery service of bread. Mini-marts, supermarkets, wholesalers, and distributors of food items will open to workers only, to allow restocking of shelves. Banks, and manufacturers will also mobilize tomorrow in preparation for the week.…April 6, 2020In “General”Share this on WhatsApp Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading…
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More than two thirds of law firms are unhappy with the quality of new business enquiries they receive, a digital marketing agency claims. According to a report titled The State of Digital Marketing in Professional Services, 97% of law firms surveyed said they receive at least one new business enquiry per month. However, 70% of these said they are not happy with the quality or quantity (or both) of the enquiries.A total of 370 professional services firms, including 70 law firms, were surveyed for the report published by Propero Partners. James Noble, partner at Propero, said: ‘The fact that law firms aren’t happy with 70% of their new business enquiries is significant – that’s a lot of wasted time and effort dealing with enquiries which aren’t right for the business. Bad quality or a low number of leads can point to a firm which isn’t doing enough to engage with the right people.’The responses also showed that more than a third of law firms either do not convert any new business enquiries, or do not measure how many enquiries are converted each month – the highest rate of non-conversion in the professional services industry.Noble believes that the number of law firms not measuring their conversions is alarming. ‘You need to know where leads come from and what brings them to the point of converting to better understand the needs of future prospects. Firms are massively missing a trick by not recording this information,’ Noble said.The most common method of receiving new business enquiries was through web contact forms (77%). Phone calls direct to the firm accounted for 68% and events 48%.The report also shows that most lawyers are engaged with social media, with 90% of those surveyed having a LinkedIn company page and 84% having a Twitter account.
SUNRISE, Florida – The Sunrise Civic Center Theatre will host a number of terrific events for the entire family this holiday season. The events and dates are as followed:“The Nutcracker” BalletSunday, December 15th, at 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.This timeless ballet tells the story of young Clara, her Nutcracker Prince, and their journey through a magical snow forest. The Russian Ballet of Orlando presents the holiday classic, complete with spectacular dancing, beautiful costumes, and the lush music of Tchaikovsky. Recommended for all ages. Reserved seating: $20 adult, $10 child.Word Up! Poetry SlamWednesday, December 18th, at 7:00 p.m.Our annual spoken-word poetry competition for Broward County high school students is now in its 11th year! Hear students compete for cash prizes and bragging rights – and be amazed by the power of their poetry. Word Up! is presented in collaboration with the Jason Taylor Foundation, the Omari Hardwick bluapple Poetry Network, and the Art Prevails Project. Reserved seating: $5 per person.Cosplay & Trivia Movie Night – “Avengers: Endgame”Friday, December 20th, at 7:00 p.m.After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War, the universe is in ruins due to the efforts of arch-villain Thanos. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers must assemble once more and undo the chaos – no matter what consequences they may face. Themed cosplay is encouraged! Stay after the film for Avengers trivia hosted by Random Rambling Production’s Media Nut and Omega from the Fanatically Correct Podcast. Reserved seating: $5 per person (includes popcorn; cash bar available).Dean Martin Christmas with Sinatra, Monroe, and SantaSaturday, December 21st, at 2:00 p.m.Return to the golden age of entertainment with this holiday-themed tribute show. You’ll enjoy Dean Martin’s dry humor, Frank Sinatra’s incredible voice, and Marilyn Monroe’s classic beauty. Even Santa makes a special appearance in this star-studded lineup, presented by South Florida Legends. Reserved seating: $18 adult, $10 child.The Sunrise Civic Center Theatre & Art Gallery is located at 10610 West Oakland Park Boulevard. The Box Office is open Tuesday and Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.; Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.; and one hour before shows.
API Technologies debuts two new power amplifier products to support military and public safety applications involving communications and jamming. They two amplifiers will be showcased at Booth #3236 at the IEEE MTT International Microwave Symposium (IMS) 2015 in Phoenix from 19-21 May 2015.The QBS-620 Dual Channel Rack Mount GaN Power Amplifier Assembly extends API’s product line beyond discrete power amplifiers to fully integrated solutions with even higher levels of functionality. It is a dual channel, rack mount GaN power amplifier module designed for shipboard communications; other military and commercial applications include battlefield and mobile communication platforms. The unit, weighs approximately 65 lbs., consists of two (2) identical channels, each containing a 200 W amplifier, VHF & UHF switched harmonic filter banks, SP3T high powered switches, a controller, and an AC/DC power supply. All components, as well as the custom 19 inch enclosure, are developed and manufactured by API. The rugged architecture with its sealed plenum makes the QBS-620 ideal for use in harsh environmental or weather conditions encountered by field-deployed military equipment.The QBS-617 Band Signal Jamming Power Amplifier highlights API’s expanded use of LDMOS technology. Designed for communication band signal jamming, the QBS-617 can be used in various public safety applications, for risk mitigation of remote controlled explosions, and to prevent cellular services in and around secure military and government facilities. The modular amplifier offers a minimum output power of 100W at 1dB compression with a gain of 52 dB. Packaged in a small aluminum chassis, only several inches in size, the power amplifier utilizes a balanced architecture with an isolator on the output to promote thermal spreading and reliability under adverse conditions, and comes configured with the following standard features: temperature compensation, forward/reverse power detection, VSWR monitor, and thermal shutdown.API’s power amplifiers are manufactured in the United States using in-house thin and thick film technology, in-house chip and wire (hybrid) and SMT manufacturing, as well as conventional PC board designs. These new amplifier solutions are an extension of the Company’s broad RF and microwave amplifier product offering, which includes small signal, low noise, and high dynamic range products using various semiconductor technologies, for commercial, military, medical, and industrial applications.The QBS-620 – Dual Channel Rack Mount GaN Power Amplifier 100W Minimum Output Power @ 1dB Compression Typical frequency range of 1930 – 2000 MHz Class ‘AB’ Amplifier utilizing LDMOS semiconductor technology Typical Gain of 51dB Communications & Signal Jamming Applications 150W Typical Peak Output Power Frequency range of 30 – 512 MHz Broadband CW, FM, FSK, PSK, CPM, AM Modulation HPA Integrated Switched Filter Bank to ensure -60 dBc harmonic levels Output Power Control and Leveling High Efficiency 110V AC/DC Power Supply Shipboard and Military Communications The QBS-617 Communications Band Signal Jamming Power Amplifier See the complete range of API Power Amplifiers on everything RF – Click here.
The Bluetooth SIG recently released the highly-anticipated Bluetooth 5, which extends the performance of Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE). New features include a doubling of speed (from 1Mbps to 2Mbps), allowing twice as much data to be transferred (or reducing the time to transfer a fixed amount of data), as well as a 4-fold increase in range, thus enabling smart home applications. According to ABI Research, the number of connected devices will reach 48 billion by 2021, a third of which will be Bluetooth-enabled.CSEM’s IcyTRX silicon RF IP is the first BLE RF to be fully validated as Bluetooth 5 compatible. Complete validation of all certification tests has been made possible due to a close cooperation with Rohde & Schwarz, the leading RF test equipment supplier, who has implemented the new Bluetooth functionality in its line of R&S CMW wideband radio communication testers.Due to its ultra low power consumption, high sensitivity and high degree of integration, CSEM’s IcyTRX IP is recognized as the leading RF IP for Bluetooth Low Energy in the market today, with a growing number of licensees worldwide, including both tier 1 semiconductor vendors as well as specialist OEMs. CSEM will be presenting the IcyTRX RF IP at CES in Las Vegas 4-7 January.