Beautiful, Jersey Boys & More Set for CBS Thanksgiving Parade

first_img View Comments Star Files Performances by some of Broadway’s best and appearances by stage faves are set for CBS’ Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 26. The broadcast will feature portions of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, with additional performances from Beautiful: The Carole King Musical and Jersey Boys, which just celebrated its tenth anniversary.In addition to performances from the two jukebox tuners, Hamilton’s Renée Elise Goldsberry, Allegiance star George Takei and incoming Kinky Boots headliner Wayne Brady will stop by to talk with hosts Kevin Frazier and Keltie Knight. Also on hand for the festivities are Justin Bieber and model Taylor Hill.Want more Broadway on Turkey Day? Flip to NBC as well, whose coverage will feature performances from Fiddler on the Roof, School of Rock, On Your Feet! and more.center_img Renée Elise Goldsberrylast_img read more

Dealer.com CEO Mark Bonfigli named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year

first_imgDealer.com,Dealer.com, the leading provider of online marketing solutions for the automotive industry, today announced that Mark Bonfigli, CEO, received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2009 Award in the technology category in New England. According to Ernst & Young LLP, the award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who are building and leading dynamic, growing businesses. Mark Bonfigli was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a gala event at the Marriott Newton Hotel on June 16th.”I am excited to receive this great honor. I accept it on behalf of the Dealer.com team members who help our clients succeed every day,” commented Bonfigli. “Their hard work, dedication and creativity are the driving force behind our industry leadership. From the beginning, we have always had a strong research and development focus to keep our clients two to four years ahead of the competition and this strategy is a significant reason for our success and our clients’ success.”The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year awards celebrate their 23rd anniversary this year. The program honors entrepreneurs who have demonstrated exceptionality in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. We are proud to recognize the achievements of Bonfigli, said Kristin Keating, Ernst & Young LLP Entrepreneur Of The Year Program Co-Chair for New England. Winners of the Entrepreneur Of The Year award build leading businesses and contribute significantly to the strength of our region s economy. Their success helps our area grow stronger.As a New England award winner, Bonfigli is now eligible for consideration for the Ernst & Young LLP Entrepreneur Of The Year 2009 national program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the overall national Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California on November 14, 2009. The awards are the culminating event of the Ernst & Young Strategic Growth Forum, the nation s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.SponsorsFounded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year awards are pleased to have the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and SAP America as national sponsors.In New England, local sponsors include Bowne, Curran & Connors, Boston Magazine, J.Robert Scott, Marsh, Nixon Peabody and AMS.About Dealer.comFounded in Burlington, VT in 1997, Dealer.com is the leading provider of online marketing solutions to the automotive industry. Dealer.com offers NADA award-winning SmartSites ¢ website design incorporating dynamic video; user-friendly lead management tools; the best in search engine advertising and unparalleled metrics and web analytics. Excellent customer service, innovative training and proven results are just a few of the reasons why more of the top 125 dealer groups use Dealer.com than any other vendor. Dealer.com was also the 2008 top rated web provider on Drivingsales.com, the industry s largest online dealer community.Dealer.com s suite of online marketing solutions is the only set of tools that effectively creates a 360° view of auto dealers online and traditional marketing investments and results. Dealers are easily able to track spending and determine which activities are leading to the highest return on investment, allowing them to streamline advertising and marketing efforts into targeted activities that increase sales and improve the bottom line.About Ernst & Young s Entrepreneur Of The Year® Awards ProgramErnst & Young s Entrepreneur Of The Year® Award is the world s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The award makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® award celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 135 cities in 50 countries.Burlington, VT, June 17, 2009last_img read more

Integrated infrastructure monitoring

first_imgTRACKWATCH integrated monitoring systems are designed to log all signalling activity, enabling failures to be located and potential problems to be identified. Suitable for mobile use or permanent installation at level crossings and large interlockings, the modular concept has been developed by Solartron.Isolated measurement pods are connected to spare signal relay contacts, and use low-current resistance measurement techniques to record transitions on up to 32 channels with 20ms accuracy. Signalling installations with up to 1600 relays can be monitored by one unit using a PC-based controller running Altair logging software.The controller has a modem for alarm reporting and data uploading, and a hard disc for data storage. Track circuit diagrams are used to display stored data using Altair analysis software centrally or on a portable computer. Solartron Ltd,Farnborough, Great BritainReader Enquiry Number 146last_img read more

WEDA Fall 2017 Conference in Portland

first_imgImage source: WEDAThe Western Dredging Association (WEDA), Pacific Chapter Board, has announced that their Fall 2017 Conference will be held in Portland, OR.The event will take place at Embassy Suites Portland – Downtown, from Wednesday, October 25th, through Friday, October 27th, 2017.Projected agenda summary:Wednesday session: Corps/Industry Meeting from 1-3 PM, Ports Meeting 1-3 PM, 2017/18 Federal Dredging Program presentation from 3-5 PM, Hosted Ice Breaker 6-9 PM inside the Embassy Suites Hotel;Thursday’s agenda will consist of technical presentations and a luncheon;Friday morning will continue with technical presentations and conclude with Pacific Chapter business around noon.The Pacific Chapter of WEDA represents the West Coast of the United States including Hawaii and Alaska, Guam, American Samoa and Western Canada.[mappress mapid=”23760″]last_img read more

Weekend fire destroys shed

first_imgVersailles, In. — An outdoor shed was destroyed by fire Sunday morning in the Versailles area.Firefighters from the Friendship Volunteer Fire Department found the shed that housed a furnace fully involved in the 3200 block of E Olean Road at 6:38. Approximately 1,000 gallons of water was used to extinguish the blaze.The fire is under investigation. No injuries were reported.last_img

Pochettino hits out at refereeing

first_imgSouthampton manager Mauricio Pochettino claimed schoolboy-standard refereeing robbed his side of the chance of victory at title-chasing Manchester City. Pochettino was angry after two key decisions went against his side in their 4-1 Barclays Premier League loss at the Etihad Stadium. The Saints boss first felt the penalty awarded to Edin Dzeko for City’s opener was soft, while the hosts then benefited from an incorrect offside decision for their second goal. Pochettino said: “I think those two decisions killed the game, that penalty we conceded and the second goal. Those two moments killed the game. “The only positive I can think of is for the first 45 minutes we were superior to a team that is actually equipped to win the Premier League. “But to beat a team like Manchester City, a team that is full of quality world-class players, not only do you have to have the perfect game, but also the refereeing decisions have to be fair and that did not happen today.” City got off to a perfect start as Yaya Toure put them ahead from the spot in the third minute after Jose Fonte was adjudged to have tripped Dzeko. Rickie Lambert cancelled out that strike with a penalty of his own but City regained the lead before the break when David Silva somehow avoided an offside flag to set up Samir Nasri. Pochettino said: “I have just seen it on TV and I don’t think you can give a penalty like that after just two minutes, I think it is inexplicable, it is not right. “And the second decision was clearly two metres offside. It did seem a type of game that you play at school.” Pochettino was speaking through a translator at his post-match press conference and he was initially quoted as referring to “dumb decisions”, but he did not use those words. Nasri’s goal was quickly followed by a third from Dzeko and Saints, 3-1 down at the break, could not respond. Stevan Jovetic made the points safe for City in the second half. Pochettino added: “I think it can influence any player when you get a bad call like that and, of course, it did affect our players today.” Asked if he had spoken to the officials, Pochettino said: “I have already spoken to them and I am not going to speak any more to them. “If I were to speak to them, we would have to probably repeat the match.” City may not have been at their best but the outcome was certainly a satisfactory one as they kept up the pressure at the top of the table. Manager Manuel Pellegrini did not feel the controversial second goal was critical to his side’s success. He said: “I don’t think the second goal changed the game because we scored one minute after. “Maybe it was a mistake from the referee but we won 4-1. If we had won the game 1-0, maybe you could say it was an important mistake.” Pellegrini felt his side’s second-half display was much improved from before the break. He said: “I think it was a very different game, the first 45 minutes from the second one. “In the first 45 minutes we didn’t play well. We didn’t recover the ball against a team that plays very well, has a lot of possession and has very good technical players. “But in our worst moment, we scored three goals and I don’t remember many clear chances for Southampton, only an unnecessary penalty. “We finished the first half 3-1 and maybe that wasn’t the difference between the two teams but in the second half we arranged all the problems we had. We played very well.” Press Associationlast_img read more

Inmates in California infect themselves in attempt to be released

first_imgOfficials in California say inmates at one jail found a way to infect themselves with the Coronavirus in an attempt to receive early release.Staff at the North County Correctional Facility say they became concerned when within two weeks, 30 inmates suddenly became ill with COVID-19 despite the facility’s special measures to prevent a potential outbreak.While many other facilities reported several cases of the virus, the North County Correctional Facility says their methods have kept the facility free of the virus up until mid – April.Authorities say they reviewed surveillance video of interactions between the inmates to make sure that they were all wearing their masks and practicing distance measures within general population times.That’s when they discovered the scheme two groups of inmates put together in attempt to get early release.Officials says several inmates were seen drinking from the same cup, while another group passed around a mask in attempt to transfer the virus to themselves. 21 inmates became sick from the water cup incident and 9 inmates became sick from the mask incident.Authorities say none of the inmates have admitted to the scheme, however, they believe that the inmates thought that if they became ill with the virus, they would be released.While 30 inmates have tested positive for the virus, most of the inmates had little to no symptoms and no fatalities were reported according to staff members.Assistant Sheriff of Custody Operations Bruce Chase, says that they need to do a better job at educating both their deputies and the inmates about the dangers of their actions:“We’re responsible for their care,” Chase said. ” That includes protecting them from themselves.”last_img read more

AFCON 2021 Qualifiers: Big Wins for Ghana, Algeria as Kenya Frustrate…

first_imgThursday’s action in the qualifiers for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations featured big wins for Algeria and Ghana, while Egypt stumbled in their opening match after they could only draw at home to Kenya in the absence of Mohamed Salah.The Pharaohs were held 1-1 by the Harambee Stars at the Borg El Arab Stadium in Alexandria in an early-evening game, with Mahmoud Kahraba’s goal late in the first half cancelled out midway through the second by Michael Olunga.The result means Comoros are the surprise early leaders of Group G, after a goal from Faiz Slemani saw them defeat hosts Togo 1-0 in a concurrent game in Lome. The night games were headlined by Algeria’s 5-0 destruction of Zambia at the Mustapha Tchaker Stadium in Blida.Goals from Ramy Bensebaini, Baghdad Bounedjah (two), Youcef Belaili and Hillal Soudani saw the 2019 AFCON champions take early control of Group H and underline their status as the top team on the continent.Ghana have long hungered to return to AFCON -winning status and will be hopeful that Cameroon 2021 will see an end to their long trophy drought.They are certainly off to a fine start in their qualification campaign after defeating Group C rivals South Africa 2-0 at Cape Coast Sports Stadium courtesy of goals from Thomas Partey and Kudus Mohammed.The Group D match between DR Congo’s Leopards and the Panthers of Gabon ended in a goalless stalemate in Kinshasa, while there was rather more goal mouth action on show in Bamako as the West African derby between Group A sides Mali and Guinea ended 2-2.Adama Traore and Sekou Keita netted for the Eagles, while the Syli Nationale responded through Naby Keita and Sekou Konde.RESULTSEgypt 1-1 KenyaMozambique 2-0 RwandaTogo 0-1 ComorosAlgeria 5-0 ZambiaDR Congo 0-0 GabonGhana 2-0 South AfricaMali 2-2 GuineaShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Men’s Basketball: Wisconsin bounces back, rolls over Indiana in dominant win

first_imgWhile all of Madison was focused on the Big Ten’s football championship in Indianapolis on Saturday, the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team (5-4, 1-0 Big Ten) got an important 84–64 win against a previously undefeated Indiana Hoosier squad (8-1, 0-1).After three straight losses to Richmond, New Mexico and NC State, it was a crucial game for Greg Gard’s team to regain some respect in the Big Ten. While this was an inspiring win against an Indiana team off to a hot start, the Badgers have yet to show this level of play outside the Kohl Center.The Badgers were hot from deep to get started, going three-for-four to get going early. It helped spark a massive 14–0 run, leading to a 19–4 lead seven minutes after tip.Men’s Basketball: Shooting woes continue as Wisconsin falls to NC StateThe scoring woes continued in Wednesday night’s contest for the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team (4-4, 0-0 Big Ten) Read…Halfway through the first half, big buckets from Kobe King and Nathan Reuvers pushed the lead out to 28–14. King had a loud 17 at the break, including some pretty jumpers and a big two-handed slam.It was the redshirt sophomore’s best half of basketball of his college career and just one-point shy of his career-high set earlier this year against Eastern Illinois. Reuvers pitched in 11 points in the half.As the half wore on, Wisconsin took more and more control over the scoreboard. The offense flowed beautifully and earned the Badgers an open look on nearly every possession.Wide-open threes from Aleem Ford and Brevin Pritzl stretched the lead to 20 with a few minutes to go, and the Badgers went into the half up 47–27. The team shot 6-for-13 from three-point land and 20-for-32 from the field.Wisconsin came out just as hot in the second. They dominated almost every facet of the game, worked the offense thoroughly and hit shots. Five straight points from Reuvers, followed by a Pritzl deep ball had the Badgers up 28 with 15 minutes to go, all but guaranteeing a win for Wisconsin.Men’s Basketball: Micah Potter’s issues with NCAA shows inconsistencies in systemThe 2019 University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team is off to a 3-1 start. While the team has had moderate Read…Indiana simply couldn’t get anything done on either end. Without one elite scorer, they couldn’t outmaneuver UW’s strong rotational defense and quick closeouts.Aljami Durham dropped 17, while Justin Smith and Devonte Green scored 10 points each, but the Hoosiers were held to 21-for-50 from the field and turned the ball over 12 times.On the flip side, Indiana’s defense only forced four takeaways and allowed the Badgers to get open looks inside all evening.Wisconsin gave in a little bit as the starters slowly faded out of the lineup, but their big first half kept the lead hovering right around 20 for the entirety of the second half, and the score read 84–64 Badgers at the final buzzer.King finished with a career-high 24 points and added three rebounds and an assist to go with it. It was arguably his best game as a Badger, and his aggressive mindset paired with his silky-smooth jumper showed why he might be the best player on this year’s team.Men’s Basketball: Wisconsin struggles in Legends Classic with losses to Richmond, New MexicoThe Wisconsin Badgers (4-3) saw their four-game win streak come to a screeching halt this weekend at the Legends Classic Read…Reuvers finished with 20 points and Ford added 13 on three deep balls. Ford also raked in five rebounds. D’Mitrik Trice had a great game on the defensive end and poured in eight points, five rebounds and four assists.To round out the scoring, Pritzl had nine, Tyler Wahl scored six and Brad Davison and Michael Ballard each got a bucket.It was Wisconsin’s 17th-straight victory against Indiana in the Kohl Center, and they’ll travel to New Jersey next Wednesday to take on the Rutgers Scarlet Knights.last_img read more

Sancho be warned! – The curse of Man United’s number 7 shirt

first_imgThe Argentine was supposed to be Manchester United’s Messiah when the Red Devils paid a then club record £60 million to Real Madrid for his services. After a fine start, typified by a truly wonderful goal against Leicester, fans were rightfully excited. But it all went sour from there on as he failed to show up in the second half of the season, eventually being relegated to a place on the bench. He left after one season.Memphis DepayThe Dutch winger joined the Red Devils in 2015 in what looked like a very promising acquisition for Man United.But sadly the performances on the pitch were nothing close to the hype surrounding the youngster. After only 2 goals in 33 appearances over two seasons, Depay was sold to French side Olympique Lyon.Alexis SanchezAlexis Sanchez made a big move from Arsenal to Premier League rivals, Manchester United, in January 2018.The winger’s ime at United will probably go down as one of the biggest flops in modern day Premier league history. After only 3 goals in 32 league games, Sanchez was loaned to Inter Milan for the 2019/2020 season, and looks set to leave on a permanent deal this summer. Superstition and sports have a long lasting relationship. Stories of lucky numbers, lucky stadiums and forbidden jerseys are very common in football.One of such famous examples, was the sight of Laurent Blanc planting a kiss upon the shiny, bald head of the French goalkeeper Fabien Barthez before every game at the 1998 FIFA World Cup.It was for good luck, and France ended up winning the competition.In terms of lucky or unlucky jersey numbers, Manchester United’s number 7 shirt is slowly gaining the reputation for bringing ‘bad luck’ to the wearer.Dortmund winger, Jason Sancho, could yet become Manchester United’s next number 7, with United said to be close to the signing of the England international.But superstitious fans have begun urging the 20 year old, not to opt for the famous number 7 shirt if he signs, because of the recent history behind the performances of the players who wear that shirt.Cristiano Ronaldo is perhaps the last player to have been successful wearing the Man United number 7 jersey, even winning the Ballon d’Or with the Red Devils in 2008.The story, has however been the complete opposite for his predecessors.English forward, Michael Owen took over the jersey number when the Portuguese superstar left United in 2009. His time at Man United was plagued with injuries, with Owen playing a peripheral role as the club won one Premier League title and a league cup in his two seasons at Man United.Antonio ValenciaThe Ecuadorian winger enjoyed his first two seasons at Man United wearing the number 25 jersey.But he decided to switch to the famous number 7, after Owen left the club in 2012, and that was a decision he ended up regretting.Valencia scored just once in 30 Premier League appearances in what was perhaps his worst season at the club. Unsurprisingly, Valencia switched back to the number 25 shirt the following season, and held on to that jersey number till he left the club in 2019.Angel Di Marialast_img read more