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Odds & Ends: Baby on the Way for Amanda Seyfried & Thomas Sadoski & More

first_img View Comments Thomas Sadoski & Amanda Seyfried(Photo: Bruce Glikas) Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Baby on the Way for Amanda Seyfried & Thomas SadoskiHappy news for these stars of stage and screen! Amanda Seyfried is expecting a baby with her fiancé, Tony nominee Thomas Sadoski, the New York Post reports. The mommy and daddy-to-be met when they appeared together in Neil LaBute’s The Way We Get By off-Broadway last year and got engaged in September. Congratulations to the happy couple!Showtime Cancels Masters of SexThe Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan-led Masters of Sex series, which featured Tony winner Annaleigh Ashford, has been canceled, Deadline writes. The fourth season recently ended its run on Showtime; we look forward to seeing what all involved with the period drama do next!Get Tappy for the Holidays With the Dames at SeaWhat better way to usher in that most wonderful time of the year than with the Dames at Sea tapping in holiday outfits? Check out below as Broadway.com vlogging queen Lesli Margherita, Mara Davi, Eloise Kropp and more Main Stem favorites get into the seasonal spirit with Christopher Rice (The Book of Mormon).last_img read more

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Jobless rate falls to lowest level in nation

first_imgJobless rate falls to lowest level in nationThe federal Bureau of Labor Statistics has ranked Vermont’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 3.1 percent the lowest in the country.One month ago, the state’s unemployment rate was third lowest. Governor Douglas said this is another indication that Vermont’s hard work and commitment to economic development and job creation is paying off.The Department of Employment and Training has announced a seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 3.1 percent for Vermont in October, down two tenths of a point from the previous month. The national unemployment rate was 5.5 percent, up one tenth of a point from the prior month.Unemployment rates for Vermonts 13 labor market areas ranged from 1.4 percent in Hartford, to 4.3 percent in Enosburg. Labor market area rates are not seasonally adjusted; for comparison, the unadjusted rate for Vermont was 2.7 percent.The unemployment picture in our state improved in October as it has throughout most of the year, said Patricia A McDonald, commissioner of the Department of Employment and Training. The job statistics continue to fluctuate from month-to-month but still show an encouraging trend.Seasonally adjusted employment retreated by 500 in October after surging by 900 in September. The latest data shows the state has a net increase of 2,600 jobs compared to one year ago. Health care and social assistance has provided the largest boost during that time. Firms providing professional and business services have also expanded. Leisure and hospitality employment was up 400 compared to October a year ago. The number of manufacturing jobs was also higher than last year, but the sector experienced modest losses from September to October on a seasonally adjusted basis.The number of nonfarm jobs in Vermont, before seasonal adjustment, increased by over 2,200 from last month. Both public and private educational services contributed to the increase as the new academic year began. Transportation services also benefited from the return to school. Leisure and hospitality employment contracted less than usual for October, but still offset some of the resurgence in education. Construction employment fell as seasonal layoffs occurred.The number of nonfarm jobs was up 0.8 percent compared to last year, which is slightly above the growth rate reported last month.last_img read more

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Commission studies how many justices are enough

first_img December 15, 2000 Gary Blankenship Senior Editor Regular News Commission studies how many justices are enough Commission studies how many justices are enough Senior Editor Expanding the Florida Supreme Court from seven to nine members might help with writing opinions but probably would delay decisions as well as be more expensive, according to the chief justice of the Washington Supreme Court. Chief Justice Richard P. Guy spoke by telephone to the November 17 meeting of the legislature’s Supreme Court Workload Study Commission. The commission also heard from First District Court of Appeal Judge Marguerite Davis on the history of the Supreme Court’s jurisdiction and from the chair of The Florida Bar’s Appellate Practice Certification Committee. Members also discussed a report on the court’s caseload and about beginning to make recommendations at their next meeting, tentatively set for January. “The advantage to having nine [justices] is if you have a large caseload, you can distribute the workload, and so perhaps it is done more quickly,” Guy said. “From a purely administrative standpoint, it takes longer to get cases out the more judges you have,” because it’s harder to get the increased number of judges to agree on an opinion. He noted he’s sat pro tem on a three-judge intermediate court of appeal panel, and it was much easier and faster to get consensus. Commission Chair Stephen Grimes, a former Florida Supreme Court justice, asked Guy if he would recommend a nine- or seven-justice court for Florida. “If you’re talking about from an administrative standpoint, I would stay at seven,” he replied. “It’s a lot easier to work together collegially.” Guy touched on several other issues, including death penalty cases. He prompted chuckles when he said Washington has 13 people on death row. Commissioners were told at their last meeting that Florida has more than 370 death row inmates, and handling their cases takes 30 to 40 percent of the Florida Supreme Court’s time. “We’ll trade you,” Grimes dryly told Guy. While complex, Guy said, death appeals, both direct and collateral, don’t take up an inordinate amount of the court’s time, and it handles an average of six such appeals a year. He also said the average time to handle a direct appeal is a year and about six months for a collateral appeal. Guy noted that if the justices don’t handle an appeal within a year, they are required to explain why to the governor’s office. In the report presented to the commission, statistics showed the typical direct appeal takes about two years and nine months inlast_img read more

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Raise your hand if you care about member experience!

first_imgEarlier this month I got to attend Filene’s big.bright.minds.18 event in San Diego. As an i3 Alum I always get excited to hang with some of the biggest brightest minds in credit unions today. A Filene event is never complete without their brand of “field trip” that always takes us out of our industry, out of the conference room and many times out of our comfort zone. This year would be no exception. When you registered you were given a choice of 5 field trip topics. No other details than that. I chose the ever sexy Operational Efficiency topic. Our group of about 35 innovators met in a conference room. George Hoffheimer, Chief Knowledge Officer for Filene, opened up by saying “We are taking you to what is now considered a pretty mundane place, Starbucks.” And then he introduced Megan, The Lead Data Scientist. You heard that correctly, lead data scientist. Big data and data analytics are really hot topics these days. It was the most attended break-out session at the NACUSO Network Conference earlier this year. Megan said Big Data is nice but GOOD data is what matters. So she took us through the many data points that Starbucks looks at. And of course one very important one was the customer experience. And what better way to illustrate it then to visit two Starbucks stores in downtown San Diego that were close to each other. She told us that both stores knew we were coming, that we were going to create a “mini peak” with the physical line and urged those of us who had the Starbucks app to create a “ghost line” at the same time. One of the stores we were going to visit was a high performer in all areas, and one was a low performer. Of course she didn’t tell us which was which. They call them stores, we call them branches. They sell the exact same products at all the stores, so do we. They have stores that are full cafe’ experiences, stores in strip malls, and some that are drive-thru only – sound familiar? Store #1 was in a big mall downtown. One of those malls that is not enclosed. When we descend upon it, there were only 2 customers and they looked as scared as the only two employees that were working at the time. We deliberately went at a slow time so as not to totally overwhelm the staff. About a dozen of us queued up to get coffee (I had made an online order). They were very efficient. They got us out of there in about 15 minutes, which was not bad. The barista did bust a sweat but all in all, we got our drinks, expectation met. Store #2 was a bigger cafe’ on a corner just a few blocks away. Again, only a few customers were already in there. When we walked in there was also the skeleton crew of 2 but we were immediately greeted with a smile and a welcome. Suddenly another employee emerged from the back room and we experienced what Megan called “the dance.” At peak times, with seasoned staff, they shift their roles so no movement’s are wasted, they operate as efficiently as they know how, and the best part was they were having fun so we were having fun. At one point one of the employees was singing and dancing along with the music that was playing in the background. It was a beautiful thing to see. We went back to the conference room to debrief. And we were all pretty much in agreement that we don’t have good data points to thoroughly gauge the member journey. We tend to focus way too much on profit, growth, widgets (loans) and not enough on employees and member experience. Starbucks prides themselves on being a good employer. They measure that through:tenuretrainingmanager tenuremanager experienceengagement career pathsOne of the key drivers of their decision making are the data points on their customers: average tickettransactionstrafficsatisfactionwhat/how/where they visitdemographicspurchase behaviorsShe recommends we consider the following when choosing metrics: Prioritize business outcomes by testing driversSome measures are success metrics, others are diagnostic. Make sure you know which is which.When you have a narrow view of success metrics, it can cause unintended consequences in gaming. What do we know about our members? Do we track how they use us? Repeat business? Or are we too focused on the “widget”? Loan growth. Deposit growth. Membership growth. Go take a Starbucks break and think about how we might improve our data points and consequently improve our member’s experience. 8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Denise Wymore Denise started her credit union career over 30 years ago as a Teller for Pacific NW Federal Credit Union in Portland, Oregon. She moved up and around the org. chart … Web: www.nacuso.org Detailslast_img read more

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On Compliance: Make the most of your SAR writing efforts

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » Suspicious activity report writing and filing is arguably one of the most important responsibilities of financial crimes professionals. In 2018, FinCEN Director Kenneth A. Blanco testified that Bank Secrecy Act reporting, particularly through CTRs (currency transaction reports) and SARs, is critical in ensuring the protection of the U.S. financial system, keeping our country strong and prosperous, and keeping our families and communities safe from harm. As larger financial institutions continue to implement sophisticated tools and software to detect illicit transactions, the bad actors are shifting toward credit unions and other smaller community financial institutions with the hope that their activity will not be detected.While financial crime professionals fully understand the importance of SARs, compliance teams have many challenges when knowing what procedures to follow for SAR completion and disclosure. For example, there seems to be ongoing conflict between what law enforcement wants in a SAR and what the regulators require. With approximately two billion SARs filed each year, how can a credit union increase the chances that the SARs it labors to write will actually be read?Four Ways to Balance Capturing Attention and Being CompliantLaw enforcement has repeatedly stated in training sessions, conferences and interviews that to get their attention and possibly lead to them opening an investigation or using a SAR in an ongoing case, a credit union should do the following:last_img read more

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Auction: Rare four-bed townhouse set for weekend sale under the hammer

first_imgThe back courtyard off the kitchen. The kitchen is relatively spacious. It has a large courtyard big enough for outdoor lounge and dining too. The living room seems to hold large couches too. 6/46 Drane Street, Clayfield Qld 4011A RARE four bedroom townhouse in Brisbane’s inner city is among the more unique properties set to sell at capital city auctions this weekend. Set close to the prestigious Clayfield College and Eagle Junction State School, and walking distance from two train stations, it’s had recent renovations to its kitchen and laundry, and has a master with walk-in robe and ensuite. That is a very neat bathroom.Among its attributes was a large 8.7m by 4.6m private courtyard that was big enough to fit a lounge as well as a dining set and a small garden.It’s one of 10 on the 3,551 square metre landscaped site with outgoing at about $680 a quarter, council rate about $160 a quarter, and a sinking fund balance of $67,500. FREE: GET THE COURIER-MAIL’S REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO INBOX There are four bedrooms in this townhouse. The owner insists the property must sell.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus21 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market21 hours agoOutside the courtyard.Agent Lisa Pearse-Sargeant of McKenna Pearse Properties said townhouses with four bedrooms were almost impossible to find.“It’s the size of a house but a townhouse,” she said, and the owners were super keen to have it sold this weekend.“We have been instructed to bring all offers, this townhouse must sell,” was how it was marketed.The four bedroom, two bathroom, two car space property at 6/46 Drane Street, Clayfield, has been set to go under the hammer at 1pm on Saturday February 24. Lovely spot to curl up at night.last_img read more

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EMSA: THETIS-MRV Goes Live

first_imgThe European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) has launched THETIS-MRV, a monitoring, reporting and verification system, as the first of several steps in the EU’s efforts to include the maritime transport sector in its overall policy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. As explained, the system will enable companies responsible for the operation of large ships using EU ports to report their CO2 emissions, as required by law from January 1, 2018, under the EU’s Monitoring, Reporting and Verification Regulation (EU MRV).The move is expected to encourage the uptake of greenhouse gas emission-reduction measures within the maritime sector, as the emissions data will be made public and updated yearly.EMSA was tasked to develop a robust system for the monitoring and reporting of verified data on CO2 emissions, annual fuel consumption and other energy efficiency parameters by the European Commission’s Directorate General for Climate Action. A four-year cooperation agreement between the two parties was signed in March 2016 mapping out the delivery of cost-efficient services based on the use of existing infrastructure and support arrangements.Extending the possibilities of the original THETIS information system, EMSA designed THETIS-MRV system which enables companies to work together with accredited verifiers to prepare monitoring plans in a voluntary module and release emission reports and documents of compliance to the European Commission and relevant flag state authorities using the mandatory module.Using the information submitted, the European Commission will publish annual aggregated data per ship covering fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and average energy efficiency indicators, among others.In order to maximize the impact of the regulation and minimize the administrative burden on shipping companies and operators, the rules apply only to ships above 5,000 gross tons which account for around 55% of ships calling at EU ports and yet represent around 90% of the total share of related emissions.Several consultations took place to ensure that the views of a broad range of technical experts, including NGOs and industry, were taken into account for the development of the system, according to EMSA.Available from August 7, 2017, the system can be reached at https://mrv.emsa.europa.eu.last_img read more

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Newcastle takeover ‘agreed’ as £300m deal nears completion

first_img Promoted Content6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better7 Reasons Why You Don’t Get Your Work Done On ScheduleWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?The World’s Most Desirable Fruit – Pink Pineapple10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year12 Flicks That Almost Ended Their Stars’ Careers11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top Loading… This suggests Ashley is helping fund a deal to sell the club he has owned since 2007. Paperwork has been filed to the Premier League, indicating PiF’s pursuit of the club is more advanced than last summer’s alleged attempt by the Bin Zayed Group of Dubai. With talks believed to be at an advanced stage, it has now been claimed a deal has been agreed and Ashley’s controversial 13-year tenure is a step closer to being over.Ashley has enraged fans in recent years and become an unpopular figure on Tyneside. Amanda Staveley has been chasing a deal for Newcastle since 2017 Read Also: Video: Ronaldo uses his kids as weights during home workouts The club has drawn criticism in recent weeks for furloughing staff amid the coronavirus crisis, whilst also angering fans by not halting season-ticket payments when the Premier League campaign was halted. Whilst Newcastle fans have been keen to avoid jumping the gun and getting their hopes up after last year’s alleged takeover fell through, it seems Staveley is now a step closer to leading a change of hands at St James’ Park. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img The proposed sale of Newcastle United has reportedly moved a step closer to completion with a £300million deal agreed. According to The Times, current owner Mike Ashley has agreed to sell the club to a consortium led by financier Amanda Staveley. Mike Ashley has reportedly agreed a deal to sell Newcastle United It is claimed the Premier League has been informed and both parties are happy with the terms of the potential deal. Staveley has previously tried to lead a takeover bid and failed but is now involved with Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund and the Rueben brother, who are interested in buying the club. New documents filed on April 8, which became public this morning, showed a “registration of charge’ between Staveleys PCP Capital Partners and a long-time associate of controversial owner Ashley, Justin Barnes. Section 4.14.5 of the charge, used when a company is offering some kind of loan, shows that St James Holdings will loan a sum of at least £150million to Staveley’s company.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Bulldogs JV Football Team Blanks Knights

first_imgThe Batesville Bulldogs JV Football team defeated South Dearborn 52-0 to improve their record to 3-0 and 1-0 in The EIAC.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Terry Nobbe.last_img

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Marilyn Todd

first_imgMarilyn Todd passed away in her home in Sunman, Indiana on the morning of February 22, 2017.  A graduate of Immaculate Conception Academy, Marilyn married Stephen Todd in 1971 and built a 25 year career at People’s Bank and Trust and FCN Bank in Sunman; with a break for raising children and working as a bookkeeper and dispatcher for Todd Wrecker Service.  She also was an active member of St. Nicholas Catholic Church.  Her conscientious spirit and mind for detail were well-regarded in her professional and volunteer activities.  For vacations Marilyn and Steve enjoyed traveling across the US, including horseback riding and snowmobiling in many of their adventures.  There are many pictures chronicling the family trips. Daughter, Sister, Wife, Mother, Aunt, Godmother, and Friend to many, Marilyn always shared her creative and artistic energy with those who knew her.  Over the years she enjoyed a variety of artistic pursuits including candle making, sewing, and painting.  She especially enjoyed decorating the grape vine wreaths and swags her father cut and shaped from his arbor – her family will think of her fondly when changing out the wreaths through the seasons.  Marilyn loved children and delighted in their wonder and exploration.  She carefully labeled and preserved every photograph her beloved nephews and nieces sent to her through the years. She was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer on October 20, 2016.  We can take some comfort knowing the burdens of illness are set aside and she is at rest.  Her final moments were spent in the presence of her husband and sons.She is survived by her husband Stephen Todd, her three sons, Brian, Eric, and Jason as well as her brothers Earl (Jennifer Forman),  Jim (Marcia) Roell and David (Joyce) Roell, her sister Sharon (John) Eckstein, and her in-laws, Robert and Lois Todd, Don (Janet) Todd, and Patricia (Mike) Ragland. She is predeceased by her parents Raymond and Dorothy (nee Batta) Roell, and two infant siblings.Friends may visit with the family on Monday, February 27, 2017 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 107 Vine Street, Sunman.  The Rosary prayer service will begin at 3:15.  A Mass of Christian burial, officiated by Father Shaun Whittington is Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Nicholas Catholic Church.  Burial will follow at St. Louis Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be directed to Sunman America Legion Post #337 – Fund 252 in care of the Ripley County Community Foundation or to St. Nicholas Church Heritage Project.  To sign the online guestbook or to leave a personal condolence, please visit www.cookrosenberger.com.  The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the family of Marilyn Todd.last_img read more

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