Lindsay Lohan is ready to show off her singing chops once more! Nope, not for Tina Fey’s Mean Girls musical. Her sights are set a little ways offshore. Lohan took to Instagram on February 19 to put her dream of playing Ariel in Disney’s live-action remake of The Little Mermaid out into the universe.According to Us Weekly, the post, which currently is captioned simply “#thelittlemermaid,” originally read, “I will sing again, as #ariel #thelittlemermaid. @disney approve that #billcondon directs it along with my sister @alianamusic singing the theme song for the soundtrack. also @kgrahamsfb plays Ursula. Simply because, she is the best. take one. @disneystudios.” The 30-year-old actress paired a photo of her flowing auburn locks with a still of Ariel from the 1989 animated film.Lohan shouted out Beauty and the Beast director Bill Condon as well as her younger sister Aliana. She also tagged athlete Kristen Graham as her dream Ursula.The role of Ariel is not cast (screen star Chloë Grace Moretz was swimming around the project for a while), but as previously reported, The Little Mermaid already has quite a creative team. Hamilton mastermind, Tony winner, Grammy winner, Emmy winner and Oscar nominee Lin-Manuel Miranda will team up with Disney legend Alan Menken to pen new tunes (and adapt some familiar ones from Menken’s collaboration with the late Howard Ashman) for a new live action take on the beloved film.Will we find Lindsay Lohan under the sea on the big screen? If putting her dream out there works the same way for Lohan as it did for Tony nominee Norm Lewis, anything is possible. Lindsay Lohan(Photo: Robin Marchant/Getty Images) View Comments
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Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 39-year-old man was fatally hit by three vehicles while crossing a road in Woodbury on Thursday night.Nassau County police said the pedestrian was crossing Woodbury Road when he was hit by a northbound Mercedes Benz at 7:49 p.m.The victim was thrown into the opposite lane of traffic, where he was then struck by a southbound Chevy van traveling and a third vehicle. All three drivers remained at the scene.Homicide Squad detectives do no suspect any criminality.The victim’s identity wasn’t immediately released.
In today’s increasingly competitive financial services industry, member profitability has become a vital topic. Accompanying this growing interest has been the challenge of developing and interpreting member profitability data and information. For all the talk about retaining the most profitable members and migrating the less profitable ones, few financial institutions can actually calculate profitability at the member level with any degree of accuracy. In fact, a number of financial industry studies indicate that less than one-fifth of U.S. financial institutions accurately calculate member profitability.Member profitability models provide a powerful means for linking marketing and growth strategies to “bottom-line” results. The integration of financial and transactional data into a consolidated data warehouse that allows management to focus on the value of member relationships in addition to the more traditional behavioral and demographic perspectives offered by some MCIF and CRM systems. However, navigating through the various technical and data issues related to derive accurate and usable profitability can be confusing and intimidating enough to stop many leaders.For years, traditional MCIF systems have followed various approaches in calculating member profitability, but very few have performed this calculation with any degree of accuracy. Many profit models follow a “one size fits all” approach, which is certainly easier to implement, yet fails to capture critical differences in value among members. The increased emphasis on measuring true “member relationship” value has created the demand for the next generation of business intelligence platforms to improve their capabilities in this area. To help support the development of more value-focused marketing and retention strategies, the profitability model must accurately capture the profitability drivers of each member relationship.Best practice approaches for deriving account profitability and aggregating to the member level will contain the following key components: 1) historical funds transfer pricing; 2) non-interest income and non-interest expense calculations based on member-specific transaction activity and 3) loan loss provision that reflects the inherent risk of each member. While the level of precision will vary depending on the availability of the data sources – including account-level transaction detail – the main objective should be to reflect specific member behavior in the calculation of member relationship value.As competition for identifying, retaining and growing the “ideal” members intensifies, it is no longer enough to settle for a rough idea of relative profitability. Successful marketing strategies must create opportunities to serve member needs in ways that will be profitable to the institution. Accurate member profitability information is essential to identifying where those opportunities exist. 13SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Bill Hasapidis Bill Hasapidis is Director of Data Analytics at Weber Marketing Group.Bill is the creator of ProfiTRAC™ a comprehensive profitability model that uses customized rule-based algorithms and integrates funds transfer … Web: www.webermarketing.com Details
I would like to respond to Gerard Havasy’s letter of Feb. 21. I know both Mary Kuykendall [Feb. 14 letter] and Gerard Havasy from our days at GE. As far as I know, this is still a free country and we can express our opinions, even if others don’t agree. Referring to past administrations’ possible troubles when we have a present-day crisis of confidence in the current White House seems disingenuous to me. I suggest we hold off pointing the finger at past and present administrations until the Mueller investigation is complete. It’s interesting that Mr. Trump hasn’t implemented the Russian sanctions passed by Congress last year. Further, he still hasn’t come out and recognized the Russian meddling of our 2016 election, even when advised by his own intelligence agencies that it did and is still happening today.Douglas N. McFaddenNiskayunaMore from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesNiskayuna girls’ cross country wins over BethlehemEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusPuccioni’s two goals help Niskayuna boys’ soccer top Shaker, remain perfect Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion
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Gov. Wolf Announces Initiative for a Lead-Free Pennsylvania SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Press Release Philadelphia, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today unveiled his initiative to create a lead-free Pennsylvania by calling on the legislature to increase access to blood testing for children in alignment with federal guidelines, increasing local response efforts, and planning for training of more certified lead abatement professionals. The governor was joined at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Karabots Pediatric Center in West Philadelphia by hospital officials and medical staff, Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine, and legislators.“Pennsylvania has the sixth-highest percentage rate for children suffering from lead poisoning and this is only the number who have been formally diagnosed,” Gov. Wolf said. “This is not good for the future of Pennsylvania, so today I am calling for the legislature to pass universal lead testing this fall.”Currently, only about 30 percent of children in Pennsylvania have been tested for lead, and about 4.6 percent of those children had elevated blood lead levels.The federal guidelines, supported by a study ordered via a 2017 state bipartisan, bicameral resolution, advise parents and guardians to have their children given a finger prick test for lead exposure between age 9 and 12 months and then again at age 24 months.If children are not given this test in that timeframe, it is recommended that schools encourage testing when children enter the classroom at age 6 or sooner. The preference, though, is for early detection so the source of the lead exposure can be eliminated before any permanent damage occurs.“Lead poisoning is preventable. Unfortunately, lead goes undetected within our homes and schools and robs children of their true potential,” said Kevin Osterhoudt, M.D. medical director of the Poison Control Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. “Pennsylvania children are all too frequent victims of lead’s silent poisoning. We must acknowledge that our older housing stock and water delivery systems place our children at risk of lead exposure and protect them through education, advocacy, policy, investment and action.”“I want to thank Gov. Tom Wolf for working with me and others to help protect our children from toxic, lead-infested environments,” Sen. Vincent Hughes said. “After the events that transpired in Flint, Michigan, I convened members of the Senate Democratic Caucus leading to the introduction of a package of bills addressing lead in our homes, schools, daycares, water and soil. I am grateful for the amazing work and strong partnership we have with Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and their staff, especially for their efforts to detect and treat children who have been exposed to lead. Together, we must devote more resources to eradicating this public health crisis in the places our children live and learn. There are zip codes in my district that have some of the highest levels of contamination in Philadelphia, which is why I will continue to fight to protect citizens in this city and across this commonwealth.”“Testing is really the first step to lead poisoning treatment,” Rep. Donna Bullock said. “Children with high lead levels in their blood will need more treatment, medication and maybe even hospitalization. My family was able to treat my son more easily, because my pediatrician tested him early and it was a small amount of lead. With early testing, we can work with families to reduce the risk of further exposure and more effectively treat children. This is why I support the governor and my colleagues’ efforts to encourage lead testing at an earlier age.”“One of the biggest challenges we face as public health professionals is knowing which communities are impacted the most because not everyone is tested,” Sec. of Health Dr. Rachel Levine said. “That’s why Gov. Wolf’s initiative for a Lead-Free PA and access to blood testing is critical.”In addition to calling for legislation to mandate blood testing that follows the federal guidelines, Gov. Wolf outlined other initiatives associated with creating a lead-free Pennsylvania, including:Local Response TeamsLocal response teams will develop a plan to care for children with elevated blood lead levels. These teams will be modeled after the Plan of Safe Care teams that were developed in response to infants being born affected by substance use disorder.These will ensure proper notification from physician to the Department of Health of cases of children with an elevated blood lead level, a coordinated follow up with the child’s family or caretaker, an assessment of the source of lead poisoning, and a response plan that includes available resources and opportunities for elimination of the source of lead exposure.Workforce TrainingThe administration will develop training to get more Pennsylvanians certified in lead remediation. As of last week, there were 773 individuals and 124 companies certified by the Department to do lead remediation work. There are also 13 training providers accredited by the Department.The goal is to identify resources to increase training in this vital area, especially in areas of the state where there is greater need for lead remediation services.Resources for FamiliesThe departments of Health and Human Service have updated online resources for families to access information on lead testing, lead poisoning and lead remediation. That information is available at on.pa.gov/lead.“This is just the start of my plan for a lead-free Pennsylvania,” Gov. Wolf said. “I plan to continue to work with the General Assembly as the fall session gets underway to pass legislation on universal lead testing and to ensure we are responding to the needs of Pennsylvanians around this important health issue.” August 28, 2019
Cassia B platform; Image: BPMcDermott has been awarded a detailed engineering and long lead procurement services contract from BP Trinidad & Tobago (bpTT) for the Cassia C Compression Platform, located 40 miles (65 kilometers) off the southeast coast of Trinidad and Tobago.The contract follows McDermott’s award for the engineering, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning (EPCIC) contract for the Angelin project by bpTT last year, McDermott said on Monday. All of the construction work for the Angelin project is being done at McDermott’s Altamira facility while the platform and pipeline will be installed by McDermott’s DLV 2000 vessel.Commenting on the new contract award, Scott Munro, McDermott’s Vice President for Americas, Europe and Africa, said: “This award is significant as we continue to build our relationship with bpTT through strong collaboration and predictability in our execution.“We plan to leverage off our successful experience with BP on the Angelin project,” Munro added.The Cassia C Compression project includes a new unmanned compression platform for the existing Cassia complex. The facility will provide gas compression to the Cassia complex via a new bridge connected to Cassia B. Cassia C is bpTT’s third Cassia platform, handling gas coming from its operations in the prolific Columbus basin.McDermott said it expects to use the Project Lifecycle Management (PLM) module from its new digital platform Gemini XD to deliver advanced technology through project execution and the development of a digital twin of the complete system.McDermott’s team in Houston plans to lead the engineering and execution with support from the company’s engineering center in Chennai, India.
Police officers served the warrant issued by Judge Ana Celeste Bernad of the Regional Trial Court Branch 69 in Silay City dated Dec. 12, 2016. BACOLOD City – The court recommended no bail bond for the temporary liberty of a qualified rape suspect arrested in Barangay Zone 3, Cadiz City, Negros Occidental. Edwin Ocquiana, 40, of Barangay Tuburan, E.B. Magalona was nabbed on the strength of an arrest warrant around 2:35 p.m. on June 21, police said. The suspect was detained in the custodial facility of the Cadiz City police station, facing charges./PN
Tiggy Wiggy is the obvious headline horse amongst the confirmations. The Richard Hannon-trained filly has been a revelation this season since opening her career with a seven-length success at Kempton back in March. She stepped up to six furlongs last time out in the Lowther, beating Cursory Glance. There are plenty who feel she would take a deal of beating in the Prix de l’Abbaye at Longchamp the following week, in which she would receive all the allowances, and Hannon has not yet ruled that out. He told At The Races: “This has been the plan since the Lowther. She’ll have a blow tomorrow but we don’t do a lot with her, she goes out on her own every day. She’ll have a little blow but not too much. “There’s nine days until the Abbaye. Is she going to be a Guineas filly? With the speed she shows it’s got to be unlikely, so this is her year. Anthem Alexander, trained by Eddie Lynam, would renew rivalry at Newmarket on Saturday with Tiggy Wiggy who had her back in third place in York’s Lowther Stakes. Jim Bolger has left in Lucida, who was second to Cursory Glance in the Moyglare Stakes at the Curragh on her latest start. Press Association Anthem Alexander and Lucida fly the flag for Ireland among 11 fillies up for the Connolly’s Red Mills Cheveley Park Stakes at the five-day stage.