Dot-Marie Jones has taken over the bar at Rock of Ages. The Glee star began her stint as Dennis Dupree on February 24, which has her singing a number of rock songs like “Can’t Fight This Feeling” and “We Built This City.” Dennis owns the bar that the show takes place in and he is trying to save it from demolition. Jones is the first woman to play the role and she will be in the show through April 19. Rock of Ages, with a book by Chris D’Arienzo, is currently playing an open off-Broadway run at New World Stages. It originally ran at the venue in 2008, after which it transferred to Broadway where it ran until 2015. See photos of Jones below and see her sing those hit songs in person at Rock of Ages. from $39.00 Dot-Marie Jones View the Full Gallery Here View Comments Dot-Marie Jones(Photos: Caitlin McNaney) Rock of Ages Star Files Related Shows
As school begins this week, thousands of Shawnee Mission students in northeast Johnson County will be handed pricey Apple products that they’ll be entrusted with keeping damage-free throughout the year.Of course, when you’re talking about kids and teenagers and iPads and laptops, there are bound to be some drops, spills and scratches — not to mention devices that are simply lost. The district estimates that somewhere south of 10 percent of the devices it issued last year were either damaged, lost or stolen.Last year, however, coverage for repairing devices that were damaged came through an optional insurance policy offered by Worth Ave. Group, a third-party insurance provider. That policy cost $80 per year.This year the district did not renew its agreement with Worth Ave., and is instead rolling out a plan to pay for damaged devices that requires no upfront payment, but that could cost more than the $80 of the insurance policy for every instance of a damaged, lost or stolen device.For iPads, the damaged device cost schedule is as follows:1st Damaged Device: $752nd Damaged Device: $1253rd and Subsequent Device Damage: Actual cost of repair/replacement or $250, whichever is greater.For the MacBook Air laptops, the damaged device schedule is as follows:1st Damaged Device: $1002nd Damaged Device: $1503rd and Subsequent Device Damage: Actual cost of repair/replacement or $300 whichever is greater.The district says it instituted the change for a number of reasons. For one, having an outside entity responsible for deciding whether or not to approve or deny a claim for a damaged device put the district in an awkward position. Worth did deny a number of claims during the year, which left parents who had paid $80 for the insurance policy still stuck with expensive repair fees. The Worth policies also did not cover lost devices, which frustrated some parents who assumed the policy covered such situations.The new district policy requires that students who lose their devices be assessed the replacement value for the device — a controversial provision because it requires that used iPads or MacBook Airs much be replaced with new versions.“The district must replace a lost device with a new, like-model device,” reads an FAQ prepared by the district on the new policy. “During year one of the digital learning initiative, we found that very few devices were actually lost. Many of them were either reported stolen and proof was provided that a police report had been filed, or the device, initially reported as lost, was found prior to families having to pay the assessed replacement fee.”The district says the new fee structure is not expected to save the district much money, but that it will be assessing the costs of the new structure and the structure used in the first year to help determine what kind of system to use moving forward.
The Orange County Bar Association is currently enrolling participants for its award-winning Leadership Law program.The program was developed last year to provide Central Florida business owners and managers an opportunity to learn about and experience the legal system in action. Leadership Law was awarded the National Association of Bar Executives’ LexisNexis Community Education and Outreach Award at the ABA Annual Meeting in Chicago this past summer.Leadership Law, which meets once monthly at the OCBA center, includes interactive, seminar-style courses on business matters led by Central Florida judges and attorneys.Mary Ann Etzler, the program’s facilitator, said in addition to substantive information, Leadership Law provides participants a behind-the-scenes opportunity to “network with the presenters and have some of their questions answered on issues that impact their businesses. It is information our participants just can’t go to school for.”Leadership Law includes topics related to complex business litigation, contract negotiation, intellectual property, employment law, and bankruptcy law. Seminars are held at the OCBA center as well as off-site at the Orange County Courthouse, the federal courthouse, the medical examiner’s office, and Orange County’s juvenile justice center.“The program gave us an opportunity to put a human face on the lawyers and the courts and see how our society is interlinked,” said 2012 class participant Jim Daniels, an insurance agent and the vice president of legal and legislative affairs for the National Association of State Farm Insurance Agents.Tiffany Altizer, a CPA, along with 45 other business owners, managers, and community-based organization leaders, attended last year’s program.“Our local justice system will touch you in some way, at some time during your career,” Altizer said. “Gaining this education makes the process less intimidating and ultimately will help with the navigation when the time arises.”In speaking about the association’s mission, OCBA President-elect Paul Scheck emphasizes its “long, rich history and tradition of serving the profession and providing ongoing services to the community” that goes back almost 80 years.“Leadership Law extends the reach of the bar’s programs, augmenting the valuable civics education provided to local students, and the quality legal assistance and advocacy provided to low-income residents, the working poor, children, and disadvantaged groups with special legal needs in Orange County,” Scheck said.The Leadership Law 2013 enrollment deadline is December 14. Details about meeting dates, curriculum, and enrollment are available on the OCBA website at leadershiplaworangecountybar.org.The Orange County Bar Association, a voluntary professional association established in 1933, is comprised of 3,200 attorneys, judges, and other legal professionals. Orange County Bar Association seeks Leadership Law Program participants THE OCBA 2012 LEADERSHIP LAW inaugural class participants attended a seminar presented by Jan C. Garavaglia, M.D. (center) at the Ninth Judicial Circuit’s medical examiner’s office. “Dr. G” spoke about the history of the profession and its importance within the judicial system and led a tour of the facilities.Orange County Bar Association seeks Leadership Law Program participants November 15, 2012 Regular News
This season, he has made his presence felt in the opportunitieshe’s been given.Winkel finished in second place and earned a 14.500 on theParallel Bars in the Arnold Challenge, the team’s most recent meet. The scorewas the best for any Gophers gymnast on Parallel Bars this season. “Last year was a littlebit frustrating knowing that I had the potential to benefit the team,” Winkelsaid. “It’s nice this year to reach my potential.” Head coach Mike Burns said the other Gophers gymnasts were sohappy for him after the performance at the Arnold Challenge, they “went crazy”and crowded around him. Winkel had a different reaction.“[Winkel] was just like ‘I Still didn’t do a very good [peachbasket], though,’” Burns said.Winkel, an Afton, Minnesota native, said he always had a goal tocompete with Minnesota gymnastics. Winkel walked on to the team last year.“Growing up, I’ve always came to the meets,” Winkel said. “I wasjust always a fan of gymnastics, so it was nice to see the collegiate-levelguys [growing up].”Winkel cracked the lineup for the first time during the WindyCity Invite this season. He earned a seventh-place finish and a 13.700 on theParallel Bars. The sophomore made the starting lineup in the dual after the WindyCity. Winkel scored a 13.450 this time, but he finished in fifth as Minnesotadefeated Air Force.Winkel still does not have a scholarship. Burns was also a walk-ongymnast in college when he competed for Penn State. The team has just 6.3 full-ridescholarships to allocate to gymnasts. Burns said about 16 of the 19 gymnasts onroster receive some sort of scholarship. Walk-on Winkel makes the most of his chances in the lineupWinkel mostly competes in the Parallel Bars for the Gophers. Jack WhiteMarch 11, 2017Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintSophomore Ben Winkel didn’t crack the lineup a single time hisfirst year with the Gophers. “I’ve got a soft spot for guys like [Winkel],” Burns said. “[Awalk-on starting] is just a feather in the cap of a kid who’s willing to putthe time and effort in.”Winkel’s specialty is the Parallel Bars. He has made the lineupin that event four times. He has also made the lineup for Still Rings,competing twice in that event.The sophomore earned a 13.100 on the Still Rings in Minnesota’sloss to Illinois. The performance was actually a personal best for Winkel,however, he finished in 12th place out of 12 gymnasts. Junior Ryan Bergman also specializes in Parallel Bars. Bergmansaid it was nice to see Winkel succeed as of late.“I work pretty close with [Winkel] on P Bars, and we work everyday,” Bergman said. “It was really cool to see him go out there and do what weall knew he could do.”Winkel balances his collegiate sport with his electricalengineering major. The sophomore said he chose his major because of his passionfor renewable energy. “I think solar energy is going to be big in the future,” Winkelsaid. “I kind of want to get into that field.”Winkel competed in six duals this season and now he will look to compete in two straight meets when Minnesota hosts No. 8 Iowa and No. 15 Arizona State. He said his main goal for this year is to be a consistent memberin Gophers meets.“Keep being a solid competitor,” Winkel said. “Compete in Big Ten[championships] and NCAA [championships].”
From BodyShop BusinessAdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementBarry SnyderAxalta Coating Systems has named Barry Snyder as senior vice president and chief operations and supply chain officer. Robert Roop has also been promoted to vice president and chief technology officer, effective immediately. The two leaders will drive Axalta’s commitment to innovation and growth in their new roles. Snyder will continue to serve on Axalta’s leadership team, while Roop will be added to the leadership team, both reporting directly to Axalta CEO Robert Bryant.“We are excited about these two new moves on Axalta’s leadership team and are proud to be able to promote from within our organization,” said Bryant. “Barry’s contributions as Axalta’s chief technology officer for the past four-plus years have helped the company continue as the innovation leader in our industry and have supported our growth globally. Our technology organization is as strong as it has ever been thanks to Barry’s commitment and drive to keep Axalta on the leading edge. Barry shares my commitment to operating Axalta’s sites safely and efficiently and to driving operational excellence throughout our organization. We are thrilled to have him in this role.Advertisement“Robert has been a critical strategic leader in Axalta’s technology organization for the past 10 years. His technical expertise combined with strong business acumen will make him an outstanding new chief technology officer as we continue to focus on differentiating ourselves through innovations that our customers want. Robert is committed to the development of a pipeline of new products and services to meet our customers’ evolving needs, and I look forward to working with him to realize our technology goals.”Snyder was previously senior vice president and chief technology officer of Axalta. Before joining Axalta, Snyder was senior vice president and chief innovation officer at Orion Engineered Carbons, where he was responsible for global R&D and quality assurance. From 2008 through 2012, Snyder was vice president, marketing and technology and chief technology officer at H.B. Fuller Company, where he oversaw 15 laboratories on four continents. At Celanese from 2007-2008, he was global technology director for the company’s emulsions and polyvinyl alcohol division. From 1990 to 2006, he held a number of positions of increasingly broad scope and responsibility at Rohm and Haas. Snyder holds a Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry from Harvard University, an M.B.A. from Temple University and B.S. and M.S degrees in chemistry from Emory University.AdvertisementRoop has been with Axalta since 2013 in expanding roles of responsibility in the technology organization. He began at Axalta as technology director, North America and most recently served as vice president, technology development for the company’s refinish and industrial businesses. Prior to those roles, Roop spent more than 20 years in technology and operations positions at DuPont in various polymer and chemical businesses, including DuPont Performance Coatings. Roop received a B.S. in chemical engineering from West Virginia University and holds a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Texas A&M University.
Members of the East Hampton Fire Department investigated a smoke condition at LTV Studios in Wainscott on Thursday. Independent/Michael HellerUpdate, 7 p.m.: While smoke was reported in the building at LTV in Wainscott, firefighters found what East Hampton Fire Chief Gerard Turza Jr. described as a “a light haze” in one of the rooms and no specific cause.“It wasn’t really smoke. It was of an undetermined origin and it dissipated fairly quickly,” he said, adding that it had no smell. “It was almost like a fog.”Firefighters checked the equipment at the public access television studio and found no electrical problems, he said. They checked the electrical systems, the hydraulic elevator and the air handler, but found nothing wrong. “There were no errant heat sources,” the chief added.“We went over the building top to bottom and weren’t able to come up with anything,” Turza said.While firefighters checked everything inside the building, firefighters outside still set up in case, including laying hose and connecting to a hydrant. “We weren’t taking any chances,” he said.Firefighters were prepared, but found no smoke or fire, just a light haze. Independent/Michael HellerOriginally, 5:10 p.m.: East Hampton firefighters are investigating a smoke condition inside LTV, the public access television studio, in Wainscott Thursday afternoon.The East Hampton Fire Department first received an automatic fire alarm from the first floor of the building, located at 75 Industrial Road. With smoking apparently soon discovered, engines and more personnel were requested at 4:28 p.m.Firefighters were on the roof, checking mechanical units.The East Hampton Village Ambulance Association responded, along with a rehab unit from the Bridgehampton Fire Department.This article will be updated with more information when it becomes email@example.com Share
Coastal Contracts Bhd, a Malaysia-based provider of marine products and services to the shipping and oil and gas industries, has announced that its subsidiaries have collectively secured contracts worth approximately RM130 million ($34.01 million). According to the company’s Bursa Malaysia filing, the contracts are for the sales of two units of offshore support vessels and six units of low-end vessels. Coastal Contracts did not reveal the name of the buyers.Including the new contracts and after adjusting for revenue recognition from vessels delivered to buyers up to July 24, 2015, Coastal Group has about RM1.97 billion ($515 million) worth of cumulative sales orders awaiting delivery to customers up to 2017.The company noted that the revenue stream from the latest contracts is expected to contribute positively to the earnings per share and net assets per share of Coastal Group for the financial years ending December 31, 2015.[mappress mapid=”2246″]
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The vessel, dubbed “Vidar,” is to start operating in 2013 to meet the huge demand for special-purpose equipment in this booming market. Vidar will be HOCHTIEF’s fourth heavy-duty craft, following its sister vessel, Innovation, as well as the jack-up platforms, Odin and Thor.It will be used for the company’s own offshore construction contracts and will also be chartered out. Rainer Eichholz, a member of the HOCHTIEF Solutions Executive Board, says, “We are banking on the move to alternative energy sources and accommodating market players’ huge demand with our special-purpose vessel.”Like HOCHTIEF’s other heavy-duty equipment, the new special-purpose jack-up vessel will also speed up installation and servicing times for the latest generation of offshore power plants. Vidar’s main features will be a 1,200 tonne crane, a loading capacity of up to 6,500 tonnes, a powerful engine allowing speeds of up to 12 knots, and the ability to work in water depths of up to 50 m, making it one of the most powerful lifting vessels in Northern Europe, says HOCHTIEF.The financing of the vessel is by means of an operate-lease structure with a subsidiary of Santander acting as the lessor, and with the involvement of KfW IPEX Bank, Norddeutsche Landesbank, the Spanish CaixaBank, andBankhaus Lampe.Dr. Carsten Wiebers, global head of ship financing at KfW IPEX-Bank comments: “In the light of the German Energiewende (support of energy efficiency and renewable energies) offshore wind energy is gaining a growing importance. One of the largest restraints is currently the lacking capacity for installation of such offshore wind farms. With the financing of the construction vessel, KfW IPEX-Bank, one of the largest ship financers world wide, provides a contribution to the Energiewende and supports the maritime industry.”Like the other heavy-duty members of the fleet, Vidar will be built at the Crist shipyard in Gdynia, Poland. Parallel to this order, HOCHTIEF Solutions has commissioned the construction of three large work pontoons. In addition, work is currently underway at Crist on the fit-out of the Vidar’s somewhat larger sister vessel, Innovation, which is to be operated and chartered out from mid-2012 by HGO InfraSea Solutions, a HOCHTIEF joint venture withGeoSea, Belgium.Innovation’s first assignment will be at the Global Tech I wind farm, which HOCHTIEF Solutions will be building in the German North Sea.HOCHTIEF reports that numerous project proposals for and inquiries about Vidar have already been made.www.hochtief.de
Primrose narrowly lost 10-17 to NTK during the Western Province Rugby Football Union (WPRFU) Super League A (SLA) match played in Parow, at the weekend. Primrose Rugby Football Club assistant coach Alaistair Theys shook his head in disbelief following his side’s 10-17 loss against NTK in the Western Province Rugby Football Union (WPRFU) Super League A (SLA) encounter in Parow at the weekend. Roses’ seventh defeat of the season kept them in 14th spot with five points after eight games. Their five points came from their fixture against Victorians which did not go ahead as Vics pulled out of the league. Despite being in possession, a couple of errors in the opening ten minutes cost them dearly. However, the coach believes his side will bounce back. “Two errors that we made cost us two tries. We made a few mistakes and had to pick it up from there. From our side, we had some opportunities but we didn’t take advantage. After the opening 10 minutes we had most of the possession throughout the game,” he said. Theys said playing away in rainy conditions affected their game plan. “In slightly different conditions we could’ve walked away victorious. But we cannot take that win away from them (NTK) they deserved it. Planning the way forward for his lads, Theys quoted their movie character Rocky Balboa saying, “It’s not how hard you can get hit, but how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward”. “Consistency is key. The last two games we played started well. In this game, it wasn’t the best start. We’ll make some changes going forward,” he said. Primrose have a game off this weekend, before they travel to Green Point to tackle a struggling Hamilton side. Saturday’s game was important for NTK stalwart and eighth-man, Brandon Grant who celebrated his 100th cap for the team. Grant scored the second try of the game against the Roses. The victory lifted NTK to 13th place on the log with 11 points. NTK have struggled in their second season in the SLA and will hope that the victory over Primrose will bring them a stroke of good luck and help them to move away from the relegation zone.With Victorians pulling out of the SLA, it means only one team will get the drop back to Super League B and the competition is tight between NTK and Primrose.NTK, however, are six points ahead of Primrose and will be looking to widen that gap. Meanwhile, eighth-placed Hamilton risk losing a top six finish thereby failing to qualify for a place in the playoffs following their 0-5 defeat to False Bay at home at the weekend. This was Hamilton’s fifth defeat in nine games this season. However, while on 21 points, things could change for the Green Point outfit should they turn the rest of the season around. The win for False Bay saw them creep up the top of the log with 40 points, two points ahead of second-placed Durbanville-Bellville (Durbell) after they beat SK Walmer 17-3 at the Green Point Track at the weekend. False Bay will hope to maintain top spot when they face the hard-hitting Brackenfell side at home on Saturday. In other action, Ravensmead-based Tygerberg are having a rollercoaster of a season following their five wins and four defeats in nine games. They played to a 21-27 defeat to Union-Milnerton at home at the weekend. The Florida Park outfit are tied on 28 points with UWC, and will look to bounce back against a refreshed UCT side following their return from university holidays, at home, on Saturday. Further north, Brackenfell are one of the few sides with less than 150 points scored against them since the beginning of the season in April. They have 133 points, False Bay has 111 points scored against them and Stellenbosch has 64 points scored against them in four undefeated games. Brakkies have six wins in seven games, with their only defeat being the 35-41 loss to UWC in their fourth game of the season in May. In other news, 10th placed Paarl will look to overcome a hill when they travel to second-placed Durbell on Saturday. A fortnight ago, the Paarl outfit suffered their seventh loss of the season to SK Walmer. The final score was 31-24. But they will be hoping for their third win of the season which will see them move up to at least eighth spot on the log.