Star Files View Comments Age: 22Hometown: Piedmont, CaliforniaCurrent Role: Piser is making his Broadway debut in the role of Boq, who is Nessarose’s love interest though he pines for G(a)linda, in the blockbuster musical hit Wicked.Stage Cred: The Broadway newbie has appeared off-Broadway in Mad Libs Live! and in regional productions of Godspell, The Fantasticks, Hairspray and more. Wicked from $95.00 Zachary Noah Piser Related Shows Zachary Noah Piser photographed at citizenM Hotel(Photo: Caitlin McNaney)
The Vermont Department of Public Service (DPS) has named John Beling as its new Director of Public Advocacy and Consumer Affairs. Mr. Beling, who has served as Special Counsel for DPS during the past year, will head the Department’s staff of attorneys who represent ratepayers in all public service company proceedings before the Public Service Board and in all other venues where those interests are at stake, such as the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the Federal Communication Commission (FCC), and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). Beling will advise the Commissioner and DPS regarding the public interest and will help guide the long-term interest of all Vermonters in reliable, environmentally sustainable, and economically sound provision of utility services. He will also oversee the Department’s Consumer Affairs division which reviews and investigates consumer complaints regarding regulated utility services.‘John has done excellent work for the Department this past year,’ said Commissioner Elizabeth Miller, ‘and has deep experience in environmental litigation. He is the right person for this position. The Department of Public Service is delighted to welcome him as Director.’Before joining DPS, Beling worked at the Vermont Attorney General’s office on environmental matters and served as enforcement counsel with the United States Environmental Protection Agency in Boston. Beling started his career in the Torts Branch of the United States Department of Justice as a trial attorney focusing on asbestos and environmental tort litigation. Beling has a BA, cum laude, in English and History from Tufts University and a JD from St. John’s University School of Law.When not at work, John serves as a lecturer for the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice. He also serves as a mock trial judge for Vermont Law School and enjoys coaching youth sports and instructing adaptive skiing.‘I look forward to helping to craft the policies that will balance the needs of progress and the needs of the consumer to enhance the superb quality of life that we enjoy here in Vermont,’ commented Beling.The Department of Public Service is an agency within the executive branch of Vermont state government. Its charge is to represent the public interest in matters regarding energy, telecommunications, water and wastewater. Source: DPS. 7.7.11
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York [dropcap]T[/dropcap]alk about a blast from the past, WCWP 88.1 FM, the public radio station at LIU Post campus in Brookville, and the Play Troupe of Port Washington will perform two classics from the golden age of radio—“The Thin Man” and “Casablanca”—at the Hillwood Recital Hall Stage at the Tilles Center for Performing Arts at LIU Post. The community is invited to attend both productions, which will benefit the non-profit station.“Radio plays are a part of radio history and provide entertainment that engages the imagination,” said Dan Cox, director of broadcasting at WCWP Radio. “They are a lot of fun to listen to, but even more fun to see them performed on stage.”First up is the 1940s classic, “The Thin Man,” on Friday, April 25, at 2 p.m. The original series, which was broadcast from 1941 to 1950, features the same savvy duo—the ex-detective Nick Charles and his glamorous, wealthy wife Nora Charles—who were immortalized in the films of the same name. Here on stage they deliver the same style of witty one-upmanship, loving criticism and inebriated insight as they go about their business solving murders that in their heyday earned them top billing as “the happiest married couple in radio.”Then on Friday, May 23, at 2 p.m., WCWP Radio and the Play Troupe of Port Washington perform “Casablanca” the way this World War II romance was originally heard by radio audiences in 1944 as part of the “Lux Presents…Hollywood” series. Like the movie, Rick’s Place never sounded so good.“The Thin Man” and “Casablanca” will be broadcast later.And that’s not all. A benefit concert is also on the spring calendar to help the station.On Sunday May 4, 2014, WCWP Radio and Word of Mouth Studios present John Batdorf with special guest Jim Dawson at 7:30 p.m. in a live performance at the Hillwood Recital Hall on the LIU Post campus in Brookville. The station will air it at a later date.Batdorf was half of the duo, Batdorf and Rodney.“Their song ‘Home Again’ was a huge FM-New York staple for a lot of years in the ‘70s,” says Word of Mouth Studios’ Tony Traguardo, who is co-sponsoring the concert. “The same would hold true for Jim Dawson, whose album ‘Songman’ had a single, ‘City Song/Simple Song,’ that used to get a lot of play.” These artists used to appear frequently at My Father’s Place.On WCWP Traguardo can be heard hosting the “4F” show from 7-9 p.m. on Monday nights.The proceeds from these three upcoming events will help benefit the FM station.Tickets for the radio performances are $10, and $25 for the concert. They are available at www.WCWP.org. If Long Island Press readers add the discount code “wcwpspring,” they may knock $5 off the ticket price for the concert, Traguardo says.
by: Brian DayAlternative payments provider Dwolla Inc. is taking steps to make it easier and faster for users to send money to vendors or others who don’t currently have a Dwolla account.The new feature, Dwolla Direct, allows users to send money to those who don’t have a Dwolla account. The company says non-users can now receive Dwolla-initiated payments in their credit union account within two or three business days.When a payment is sent to a consumer not registered with Dwolla, a notification is sent directly to his or her email. Once the non-user receives the payment notification, he or she responds by entering credit union account information into Dwolla’s secure system to have the money deposited.Once the original setup is completed (a process estimated to take less than 30 seconds), future payments will be automatically routed to the non-user’s credit union account without any further action from the recipient.This modification of automated clearing house (ACH) payments essentially replicates a direct deposit, via an avenue of communication nearly everyone uses — an email address. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Matt WilhelmAlthough overlapping, these terms represent uniquely different mindsets when it comes to data protection.Data backup answers the questions: is my data safe? Can I get it back in case of a failure?Business continuity, on the other hand, involves thinking about the business at a higher level, and asks: how quickly can I get my credit union operating again in case of system failure?Thinking about data backup is a good first step. (READ THIS: Fully Compliant Data Backup in 2 Minutes and 33 Seconds). But in case of failure, you have to get that data back and restore it quickly enough so your business doesn’t suffer. For example, if your server dies—and remember, hardware failure is the No. 1 cause of lost data—you wouldn’t be able to quickly get back to work if you only had file-level backup. For you to start working again, your server would need to be replaced, all software re-installed, data re-installed and then the whole system would need to be configured with your settings and preferences. This process could take hours or even days—and in the meantime, your users can’t get their jobs done. continue reading »
continue reading » 11SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Employees at Aneca Federal Credit Union in Shreveport, La., are heavily invested in their work. They’re expected to be dedicated, innovative self-starters who act like entrepreneurs and owners, not clock-punchers.With that great responsibility comes an enviable flexibility. Many staff members take advantage of the option of working from home, and ducking out of the office to take a child to a doctor appointment or witness a school activity isn’t just approved of, but encouraged.That’s the type of shop president/CEO Stephanie Sievers wants to work in—and that culture attracts the type of people she wants to work with.“You’re making a difference for your family, not at the expense of your family,” Sievers tells the CUNA News Podcast.“I would never ask an employee to value the company over their family because I know that I would lose. I would want to lose,” she says. “I want to employ the type of person who would be able to stand in front of me and say, ‘Forget this. They’re more important.’”
Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan announced on Wednesday that the administration was reimposing the large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) policy amid a rising number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the capital.The restrictions will be reimposed on Monday.“We have no choice other than to pull the emergency brake, which is reimposing PSBB,” Anies said during a press briefing. By reimposing the restrictions, the administration will not allow non-essential workplaces to operate and order its workers to work from home. The administration will also not allow public activities to be held.”People will be told to work, study and pray from home.”The governor said he would meet with regional leaders of Greater Jakarta soon to talk about the PSBB.The decision was made considering the high number of daily COVID-19 cases and deaths in the capital, as well as the city’s bed occupancy rate. As of Wednesday, health authorities recorded that 1,347 people in Jakarta had died from COVID-19.”One death is too many. Whenever a person dies, there are families and friends being left. It’s the lives of our brothers and sisters that we must save,” said the governor.He also said that 77 percent of 4,053 isolation beds for COVID-19 patients were occupied. “If we don’t pull the brake, we will run out of isolation beds by Sept. 17”.Topics :
Sharing is caring! Share Share Tweet 31 Views one comment Acting superintendent of the Dominica State Prison Dennis Blanc has reported a “serious drug problem” at the prison.Blanc made that remark while delivering his report to the High Court at the close of the January Criminal Assizes on Monday.He said although his staff members are doing “their best” it is becoming extremely difficult to clamp down on the problem as persons are finding new ways of getting the drugs onto the compound.Blanc explained that persons have moved from trying to smuggling the drugs through fruits and vegetables and are now supplying the inmates with the drugs by throwing the packages over the fence at odd hours of the morning.He said the prison is also faced with the “difficulty of having their produce stolen by intruders on the prison farm” which is not as heavily fenced as the prison compound.“Persons have been cutting through the fence and stealing our produce, someone was even held recently” Blanc informed the court.The prison has a population of 258 inmates; 253 males and 5 females.There are 48 males and 4 females who were sent from the High Court, 143 males from the Magistrate’s Court, 55 males and 1 female on remand and 7 males awaiting trial. There are 12 juveniles forming part of the male population 3 of whom are convicted and 9 who are on remand.He said these juveniles are kept in “a separate cell and all is being done to minimize the contact with the adult population”.Blanc also noted that a project of “building a 30 gallon water tank and also the construction of a building for the installment of closed circuit TV cameras” in ongoing.He said he will also be presenting the government with a document for the establishment of a greenhouse and chicken hatchery.“In the next three years we want to stop buying chicken,” he noted.He said the prison is faced with a food bill of approximately $65, 000.00 a month.Dominica Vibes News LocalNews Drug smuggling a major issue at State Prison by: – April 3, 2012 Share
“Although this is the first confirmed case of an animal infection with the coronavirus strain in the UK, there is no evidence to suggest that the animal was involved in transmission of the disease,” it said. LONDON – A pet cat has become the first UK animal to be infected with coronavirus, health officials said Monday, insisting there was “no evidence” it could pass on the disease. The case was confirmed by the UK’s chief veterinary officer after laboratory tests carried out earlier this month in Surrey, near London. A pet cat in UK has tested positive for the coronavirus, health officials said Monday. PA IMAGES The cat was initially diagnosed by a private vet as having the feline herpes virus but the sample was also subsequently tested for COVID-19 and proved positive. Chief Veterinary Officer Christine Middlemiss called it “a very rare event,” adding that there was “no evidence to suggest that pets directly transmit the virus to humans.” (AFP) Officials said that “all available evidence” indicated the cat likely contracted the disease from its owners who had tested positive for COVID-19. A statement from the environment ministry said the cat poses no risk.
Brookeville, IN—The Franklin County Highway Department announced that Forest Road will be closed for Chip and Seal today.