1. NEWS: “Call Me Maybe” Pop Princess Carly Rae Jepsen to Make Broadway Debut in Cinderella 4. FEATURE: Chita Rivera Drops the Ball, Spidey Turns Off the Lights and Zachary Levi Breaks Up with B’way In Our New Year’s Datebook Broadway.com’s end-of-year features delighted fans over the holiday season. From hot shows and news stories to most anticipated debuts of 2014, our most-read stories covered everything you need to know to kick off a new year of theatergoing. Click below to catch up on the top 10 stories from December 27 to January 2: 6. FEATURE: Best in Show! Broadway.com Names the Top Five Shows of 2013 7. INTERVIEW: Broadway’s Sexiest Man Alive Exposed! Jarrod Spector is a Subway Freak, Game Show Nerd and Beautiful Hypochondriac 2. FEATURE: Looking Ahead! Broadway.com Picks the Five Most Hotly Anticipated Debuts of 2014 View Comments 9. FEATURE: Top Casting Director Jen Rudin Offers Audition Advice for Stagestruck Kids and Their Parents 10. FEATURE: What a Lady! What a Year! Pippin’s Patina Miller Voted Broadway.com’s 2013 Star of the Year By Fans 8. FEATURE: Closing Time! Seven Great Plays and Musicals To See Before They’re Gone 5. FEATURE: Live-Tweeting Musicals in Our PJs is Our Favorite Thing, Drag is the New Black and More Lessons of the Year 3. FEATURE: Big Breaks, Tragic Falls and a Naked Starlet in a Tub: The Top News Stories That Got You Buzzing in 2013
Zambia solar projects set record low price for Sub-Saharan Africa FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享PV Tech:The latest GET FiT tender in Zambia has awarded 120 MW of capacity and set a record low price for Sub-Saharan Africa. The tender had originally been for 100 MW but was extended, owing to the quality of the received bids. The lowest bid of 3.999 U.S. cents per kWh is the first under the four-cent mark. The weighted average price across all projects was 4.41 cents.The scheme is run by Zambia’s Department of Energy and the German development bank KfW.The six winning bids were awarded in pairs to three successful bidders, whittled down from 23 consortia.“It is important to recognise that these tariff results represent a truly competitive outcome. Not only were developers required to find and acquire their own suitable sites and pay for shallow grid connection, but GET FiT Zambia has offered no form of grant financing, nor has it arranged for concessional finance,” said Ryan Anderson, the tender agent team leader.More: Zambia solar tender sets Sub-Saharan price record
To borrow a line from colonel Hannibal, “I love it when a plan comes together.”I’ve had my eye on the Telefest at Beech Mountain (February 8th) for almost a year now. Imagine three dozen of North Carolina’s finest telemark skiers (by my count, that’s roughly all of N.C.’s telemark skiers) converging on the highest ski resort east of the Mississippi for a full day of genuflecting and camaraderie. Now picture two weeks of great snow leading up to this event. Now consider the fact that the organizers of said event have pioneered a few sweet tree lines on Beech’s side country—the sort of lines that only become skiable after a couple of weeks of good storms. Wait, it gets better. Now, picture a brand new bar opening this season at the top of Beech. Hold on, I’m not done yet. Now picture a brand new brewery opening at the base of Beech Mountain just a few weeks before the Telefest.Do you see what I’m getting at here? Bar at the top, brewery at the bottom, powder and good-time skiers in the middle. What we have here is the happy convergence of a series of seemingly unrelated events and natural phenomenon. What we have here is serendipity. The weekend is shaping up better than the John Cusack movie.I couldn’t have planned a better weekend getaway in my dreams. Except for one minor oversight: February 8th, the day of Telefest, is also my kids’ fifth birthday. A fact that I didn’t realize until earlier today when I was planning to wax poet about the beauty of converging snow storms and brewery openings.Alas, I will not be at the Telefest. While tele skiers get rad on fresh powder, I will be at an indoor soccer facility, probably dressed like a clown, wondering why my kids turn into cannibals after eating chocolate frosting. Sigh.My only hope is that you, dear bro readers, will go to the Telefest in my place and shred knee deep powder with some of the finest skiers in the South. Take my place. Tip your craft beer for me, and speak of me fondly as I march deeper into the darkness of parenthood.
Governor Wolf Announces Simplex Industries, Inc. to Expand Operations in Scranton Creating 40 New Jobs SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Jobs That Pay, Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that Simplex Industries, Inc., a custom manufacturer of modular homes and light commercial buildings, will expand operations in Scranton, Lackawanna County, and will create 40 new jobs.“It’s a great honor to announce that a third generation manufacturer that started here is now growing here,” Governor Wolf said. “Manufacturing is a critical part of Pennsylvania’s economy, and we’re proud to support the innovative technologies taking hold here and within the industry all across the commonwealth. “Simplex Industries will re-engineer both of its manufacturing plants to modernize machines and equipment to integrate 3D printing technology, which will provide cost and operational efficiencies. The company will invest more than $3 million in the project, and has also committed to creating 40 new, full-time jobs, while retaining 215 existing positions over the next three years.“Simplex Industries remains committed to providing quality modular products and also providing good, local jobs here in Lackawanna County,” said Patrick Fricchione, president and CEO, Simplex Industries, Inc. “This impactful investment will help us leverage technology to help expand our family owned company, and we’re excited to partner with the Governor’s Action Team and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.”Simplex Industries received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development that includes $80,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits to be distributed upon creation of the new jobs, $18,000 in WEDnetPA funding for employee training, and a $100,000 Pennsylvania First program grant.“Simplex Industries has always been on the cutting edge of the manufacturing industry and this funding will help inspire their next generation of innovation as they continue to make smart investments to remain a leader in their industry,” Sen. John Blake added. “I sincerely appreciate the commitment of the Fricchione family to our community by making such a significant investment in technology and innovation here in Lackawanna County.”“I’m happy to join in announcing this great news and congratulating Simplex Industries on the expansion,” said Rep. Marty Flynn. “Like workers all over northeastern Pennsylvania, the people at this company are committed to the work they do and they are helping to make a stronger economic future for all of us.”The project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team, an experienced group of economic development professionals who report directly to the governor and work with businesses that are considering locating or expanding in Pennsylvania, in collaboration with Lackawanna County Business and Economic Development, the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania, and the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce.“Ben Franklin Technology Partners NEP provided assistance to Simplex Industries, allowing the company to leverage technology to become one of the leaders within their industry,” said Kenneth Okrepkie, regional manager, Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania. “By working with the Enterprise Systems Center at Lehigh University, Ben Franklin was able to bring resources to Simplex Industries that allow the firm to strategically position itself as a thought leader within the modular construction industry. This project is another fine example of collaboration within the economic development community as the Governor’s Action Team, Lackawanna County Economic Development, The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce, and Ben Franklin Technology Partners NEP worked together to strengthen a family owned business that employs hundreds of people within one of our region’s urban centers, the city of Scranton.”Simplex Industries was founded in 1971 by the Fricchione brothers and is headquartered in Scranton. Simplex Industries remains a family owned and operated company, and it is one of the oldest continually operating modular manufacturers in the country.For more information on Simplex Industries, visit www.simplexhomes.com. For more information about the Governor’s Action Team or DCED visit www.newPA.com.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf August 08, 2016
This Sovereign Islands mansion has hit the market with a $14.288 million price tag.IT looks like a five-star resort but this Gold Coast mega mansion spanning four blocks is one residence — on the market at $14.288 million.Parklane Manor, on the Sovereign Islands, has seven bedrooms, seven bathrooms, four living areas, two bars and a media room.The massive 2973sq m property was designed as a boatie’s paradise with more than 100m of water frontage and three pontoons.CoreLogic records reveal the mansion is linked to Debbie and Leslie Cowell who put it on the market for seven months in 2015. No expense has been spared in the build of 16-22 Parklane Terrace.Luxury features include a grand staircase, lift, library and 16-car basement while a 20m pool, spa, outdoor kitchen and tennis court complete the entertainment precinct.There is also a separate guesthouse or maid’s quarters with its own bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, gym, bar and sauna.Amir Mian Prestige Property Agents Paradise Point principal Amir Mian is behind the latest marketing campaign and said Parklane Manor offered a lifestyle many could only dream about.“It’s been designed for someone who wants to live the ultimate Gold Coast waterfront lifestyle,” Mr Mian said. “This house truly has it all.” 16-22 Parklane Terrace.He said he was confident the house would sell with buyers willing to spend big bucks for something that was “unique”.“You can’t get four blocks like this on Sovereign and 100m of water frontage, where else would you find that,” Mr Mian said.“Compared to Sydney and Melbourne we are still quite affordable.“If you come to the Gold Coast and see what you can get for $14 million there is still value for money here.” 16-22 Parklane Terrace. More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North10 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago16-22 Parklane Terrace.He said the home was contemporary but still provided a warm and inviting vibe throughout.“What I like about it is it’s got a massive basement that’s perfect if you’re an avid collector of cars and then it’s on the water with huge pontoons where you can park your super yacht,” he said.“As you enter the house there is a massive void that runs from the front to the back and a stunning staircase on your right and a beautiful study or library on your left.”“When the owners built it they wanted plenty of space and that’s exactly what is on offer.”Mr Mian said knowing when to list a high-end property was crucial to a sale.“When you sell a high-end home it’s all about the timing and for this type of property there has to be buyers at this top end of the market out there,” he said.“There’s a surge in the prestige market on the Gold Coast at the moment.” 16-22 Parklane Terrace.
Norway’s finance ministry, which decides how the country’s NOK7.5trn (€831bn) sovereign wealth fund invests its money, has been told by consultancy McKinsey that regulatory and political risks of infrastructure investment can be reduced in various ways.In April this year, the finance ministry ruled out allowing the Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG) to invest in unlisted infrastructure, saying that such investments were exposed to high regulatory or political risk. In its report, McKinsey said investors recognised that exposure to political, regulatory and reputational risks was higher for investments in infrastructure than it was for other asset classes, adding that there were significant differences across segments. “To manage risk exposure, investors carefully select which infrastructure segments to invest in – and similarly which segments not to invest in – depending on their desired risk profile, capabilities and ability to mitigate relevant risks,” the firm said. Mitigating risk effectively requires expertise, and investors take different approaches depending on their investment strategies, the report said.“Indirect investors tend to rely on external parties, whereas direct investors tend to mitigate risks through a combination of close collaboration with partners and deep internal expertise,” McKinsey said.The report had been requested by the parliamentary finance committee to help it look further into the risks and challenges of investing in unlisted infrastructure, before reconsidering the matter in the next annual report on the fund.McKinsey noted in its report that it had been asked to give a fact-base for the government, rather than investment recommendations.Jensen also said in April, when the 2015 report on the GPFG was published, that conflicts with the authorities of other countries arising in relation to infrastructure investments would be hard to handle and entail reputational risk for the fund.She said that, as a transparent, politically endorsed state fund, the GPFG would be less suited to bear this type of risk than other investors. While the McKinsey report said investors should be mindful about the reputational risks of association with “dubious actions” by second or third parties linked to their infrastructure investments – for example, where operating partners may have a close link to a previous government with corruption allegations – the firm also said that risk exposure needed to be understood on an asset-by-asset basis.“As infrastructure assets are highly diverse, the exposure to political, regulatory and reputational risks varies from asset to asset,” it said, adding that there were three asset characteristics that explained some of these differences – sub-sector, geography and life cycle stage.The report also outlined three examples of events that damaged the reputation of investors in unlisted infrastructure but commented that this type of example was relatively unusual, and that operating companies seemed to have received most of the negative publicity. “Events with reputational damage mostly occur when investors fail to study risk and take appropriate mitigation measures,” McKinsey said.
The entrance to the FCA’s headquarters in Stratford, London“Here, the financial incentives available to staff for selling non-advised annuities by telephone created conflicts which led to unfair outcomes for some customers. Firms must have controls in place to ensure they are prioritising fairness to customers.”Susan McInnes, CEO of SLA and director of open business at Phoenix Group, said “While this is an historic issue and one we were aware of when we acquired Standard Life Assurance Limited, we would like to apologise to affected customers, all of whom we have already been in contact with as part of the programme of customer redress. We have also reviewed and updated our telephone practices as part of this process.“Whenever we get things wrong, we seek to learn from our mistakes and are absolutely focused on putting things right. Our remediation programme for affected customers is progressing well and we expect it to be completed by the end of the year.”Standard Life Aberdeen has not been subject to investigation by the FCA. However, the company acknowledged in a statement that the failures happened while SLA was owned by Standard Life – now Standard Life Aberdeen – and apologised to customers affected.“Since the FCA investigation commenced in 2016, we have worked closely with and co-operated fully with the FCA,” the company said. The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has levied a £30.8m (£34.4m) fine on Standard Life Assurance (SLA) for failures regarding the suitability of pension annuity sales over the course of eight years.SLA – a former subsidiary of Standard Life Aberdeen that was sold to Phoenix Group last year – “failed to put in place adequate controls to monitor the quality of the calls between its call handlers and non-advised customers”, the FCA said in a statement this morning. As a result, staff failed to inform some customers about other retirement options that may have been more suitable.In addition, it gave phone sales staff financial incentives to sell annuities, “which encouraged them to place their own financial interests ahead of their customers”, the regulator said. Between 2008 and 2016, the FCA reported that more than a fifth of SLA call handlers received bonuses of more than 100% of their basic salary.An ongoing past business review initiated by SLA in 2017 has so far identified more than 15,000 people affected by the practices, and has paid redress totalling more than £25m. Mark Steward, executive director of enforcement and market oversight at the FCA, said: “Standard Life Assurance’s controls needed to place fairness to customers at their heart.
Max Allegri is reportedly the favourite to take over if Antonio Conte and Inter do part company next week, as is increasingly likely. Conte gave more comments after the 3-2 Europa League Final defeat to Sevilla that suggest his time at the club is up, just one year into the experience. “Now we have to get back to Milan, will take two or three days off, then with cool heads will meet. It’s only right that we analyse the entire season, look at everything in a very calm way, and try to plan the future of Inter, whether it’s with or without me,” he told Sky Sport Italia. “I don’t know. We worked hard, it was a very tough season in many ways, so it’s only right to take a little rest, face the situations and make the decision that is best for Inter. There is absolutely no bitterness. There might be different views on things, but we’ll evaluate everything. “It has been difficult and we’ll figure things out. It has been wonderful for me to be the coach of Inter, I thank the owners who allowed me to go through this great experience.” It’s not entirely an unfamiliar situation, as Allegri replaced Conte two days into pre-season training at Juventus in the 2014-15 season and went on to win five consecutive Serie A titles. He was hired by Beppe Marotta, who is now the general manager at Inter. Conte dropped a few hints as to what caused his tension with Inter, and it could well be the way the club handled a threatening letter containing a bullet. “Something happened, there’s no point beating around the bush. We have to see whether everyone is prepared to not have another year like this for what happened with me,” the coach told Sky Sport Italia this evening after the 3-2 Europa League Final defeat to Sevilla. Loading… Promoted ContentThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearNo Good Disney Role Models For Boys?Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterThese TV Characters Proved That Any 2 People Can Bury The HatchetDeepika Padukone’s Most Memorable Looks6 Best Movie Cars You Could Own But Probably Can’t Afford14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now “There are a few situations I will evaluate, it’s only right the President evaluates it too, I’ll tell the directors my views. I will always be thankful to those who gave me the chance to experience this adventure. “Beppe Marotta, Piero Ausilio, they were all convinced I should come here and I will always thank them. It was a very tough year, there are limits to everything and if situations involve my private life, that is no longer acceptable. “I have a family and I have to understand if football is the priority or my family. Because if some situations end up affecting my family, that is no longer enough for me. Everything has its limits, I have to see where my limits are.” This, along with his complaint after the Atalanta game at leaks within the club that went back to the Luciano Spalletti era, seems to point towards a specific incident. It happened in November, when newspaper reports emerged that Conte had received an anonymous letter containing a bullet, with threats aimed at him, his family and his staff. read also:Conte threatens to quit Inter after Europa League final loss Conte’s wife, Elisabetta Muscarello, wrote on Facebook that the story was “absolute rubbish! We’re in bad shape in Italy, when people can just wake up, write anything they want and not think about the consequences!” It turns out, the letter had been sent to the Inter training ground and Conte had evidently tried to keep it a secret from his family, so as not to worry them. The leak about the threat, therefore, came from within the club and Conte never forgave them for that lack of discretion. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享
Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Tekulve. St. Louis 8th Graders lost against Sunman Dearborn’s very athletic “A” team. The Cardinals made a 4th quarter run but the very aggressive defense proved too much in the 33 to 27 loss. Hank Ritter led the Cardinals scoring with 12 points. Carson Meyer had a season-high of 9 points and Connor Miles added 6. The Cardinals face St. Nicholas Monday at St. Anthony’s Gym.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Chad Miles with Jenny Miles. The STL 7th Grade Boys took on Sunman-Dearborn on Thursday, January 9th. The Cardinals improved defensively but ultimately ended up losing in the end by a score of 39-18. The Cardinals were led in scoring by Adam Meer with 6 points, followed by Henry Wanstrath with 5 points, Sam Laloge with 4 points, Sully Hill with 2 points, and Max Amberger with 1 point. Meer and Laloge led the team with rebounds each gathering 7 boards. Amberger led the team in steals, while Wanstrath led the team in assists. The Cardinals are back on the court on Monday, January 13th when they travel to take on St. Nicholas.