MPSA awards Daniel Carpenter

first_imgThe Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA) has named Daniel Carpenter, Freed Professor of Government, the winner of the 2011 Herbert Simon Award for his career scientific contributions to the study of public administration.  As part of his award, Carpenter will present the Simon Lecture on April 2 during the 69th Annual MPSA Conference in Chicago.last_img

Aaron Tveit, Annaleigh Ashford & More Set for C’mon Get Happy Workshop

first_img View Comments The cast will also include Heather Ayers, Molly Hager, Mykal Kilgore, Telly Leung, Tommy McDowell, Ashley Moniz, Jake Odmark, Sabrina Sloan, Joey Sorge, Wesley Taylor, Daniel Torres and Adrienne Warren. has confirmed that Great White Way faves Aaron Tveit (Catch Me if You Can), Annaleigh Ashford (You Can’t Take It With You) and Christopher Sieber (Matilda) have been tapped for a workshop of C’mon Get Happy. Troy Britton Johnson’s new show will have an industry only reading on October 10 directed by Jerry Mitchell.center_img C’mon Get Happy is a modern day story about a group of young people in search of themselves, who wind up following a charismatic cult leader who happens to worship all things Partridge Family.last_img read more

Lessons of the Week! Daveed Diggs, Jennifer Holliday & More

first_imgBetsy Wolfe & Tracie Thoms, Cynthia Erivo, Veronica Dunne, Mark Ballas, Jennifer Holliday & Daveed Diggs(Photos: Caitlin McNaney, Emilio Madrid-Kuser & Joan Marcus) Jellicle Cats Are Probably Messy BakersEven if they’re getting screamed at by some Broadway New Jerseyans, the cats of Cats know how to party: with lots and lots of…flour. At a recent photo shoot, the assortment of Jellicles made a beautiful mess using flour for some nifty effects. Such culinary talents would be great on Broadway Nosh, but we suspect it’s hard to cook with paws. Mark Ballas Loves to Scream at CatsWhat’s a Jersey Boy to do between shows on Saturday? Yelling at a bunch of Jellicles sounds reasonable. In his premiere Jersey Boys vlog episode, Mark Ballas showed viewers a weekly tradition: yelling across the street to the cast of Cats every Saturday at five. The guys at the August Wilson may be able to walk like a man, but are they cock of the walk when they’re walking alone? Veronica Dunne’s Showers Are AwakeningEveryone has their go-to shower song, but Veronica Dunne has her go-to shower show. The Chicago fresh face admitted to singing Spring Awakening when showering, and by singing Spring Awakening, we mean singing through the entire show. Good for you, Veronica, but readers, maybe don’t try this unless heat/hot water is included in your rent and your roommates enjoy cold showers. Wanna Sing Dreamgirls? Holliday’s Got Tips Jennifer Holliday knows how to serve face when singing—particularly during “And I Am Telling You.” Evidently, some people aren’t fans of the expressions she makes, but the new Color Purple star explains that they’re necessary to get through that song and role, and if you turn on American Idol, you’ll see singers making those exact faces. Let’s just say she is telling you: those mouth shapes are not going. Miss Celie Also Makes PantsuitsLook—we said look—are you looking? Look who’s wearing the pantsuit now! The Color Purple’s Cynthia Erivo rocked this sequined getup while belting out in support of Hillary Clinton. A power pantsuit is totally appropriate attire for such an occasion. She’s beautiful—yes, she’s beautiful—and…she’s…with her! Betsy & Tracie Are Their Own MomsThe whole “I’m turning into my mother” trope hits close to home over at Falsettos. Betsy Wolfe and Tracie Thoms, who play Cordelia and Charlotte in the revival, revealed they both look just like their respective moms once in their ’80s getups for the show. They also discussed their limited knowledge of social media (wait, wasn’t Thoms on Catfish?), and we have to admit, that seems like a pretty cliche mom trait. Happy Friday, and happy Aaron Tveit day! Yes, it’s true: Every day feels like Aaron Tveit day at HQ, but we hope you’re wearing your ceremonial salmon shorts and shower-singing “The Thong Song” in honor of his birthday. Despite the national holiday, it was still a busy week on the Great White Way, from a screaming match between streetlamp crooners and alley cats to the ultimate power pantsuit. Catch up on all you may have missed over the past seven days with the Lessons of the Week! Beanie Feldstein Is Not Bette’s CodenameBeanie Feldstein will appear on Broadway this spring in Hello, Dolly! Bette Midler will appear on Broadway this spring in Hello, Dolly! Despite what Kate Baldwin might tell you, Beanie Feldstein is not Bette Midler. Baldwin initially suspected the former was an alias for the latter in a cast email. Clearly, if wasn’t. Good theory, Kate, but let’s leave the case-solving to Jessica Fletcher. Chekhov Is Key to Understanding TrumpThere’s only one person who can make sense of this election cycle: Anton Chekhov. (Fine, and Laura Benanti.) At The Cherry Orchard’s opening, we had the stars determine whether quotes were from the Russian playwright or the presidential nominee (who definitely has no ties to Russia). The one true winner was Diane Lane, who asserted: “No D.T. time on Diane time.” Words to live by. The Noodle Family Has Five TonysWant to be in the Noodle clan? Great, just make sure you have a Tony first. Daveed Diggs is joining the wacky family on Sesame Street next season, joining fellow Tony winners Bill Irwin, Kristin Chenoweth, Sarah Jones and the late Michael Jeter. It’s the most prestigious theater family since the Barrymores, the Redgraves… the Keenan-Bolgers? Leslie Kritzer Found Her Taco TruckRemember when we were trying to find Leslie Kritzer a taco truck for some mysterious project? Well, she found one, gave it to her “Jew-Rican” counterpart Riff-Tina, resulting in a music video containing riffing Clinton supporters, dragged out Trump followers and—yes—the aforementioned taco truck. We’re glad you found what you needed, Kritz! Now, about that three-dozen taco commission… View Commentslast_img read more

Wind, solar and battery storage linked in first-of-a-kind Oregon project

first_imgWind, solar and battery storage linked in first-of-a-kind Oregon project FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Electrek:A new energy facility in eastern Oregon will be the first of its kind in the U.S., combining wind power, solar power, and battery storage on a large-scale.Portland General Electric and NextEra Energy Resources announced plans for the Wheatridge Renewable Energy Facility today. The new facility will combine 300 megawatts of wind generation, 50 MW of solar generation, and 30 MW/120 MWh of battery storage.NextEra plans to break ground this year. The wind component of the facility, powered by 120 turbines, is expected to be fully completed by December 2020. Construction of the solar and battery components is set for 2021.The Wheatridge facility marks a first for the country, but it will also top a number of lists in Oregon. It will be both the largest solar farm and largest battery storage facility in the state. It will also be one of the largest battery storage facilities in the U.S.PGE will own 100 MW of the wind project, while a NextEra subsidiary will own the rest of the project, selling its output to PGE under 30-year power purchase agreements. PGE expects to invest $160 million in the project. The announcement notes all parts of the project will qualify for federal tax credits.More: Oregon to get groundbreaking large-scale wind/solar/storage facilitylast_img read more

Forever 21 confirms payment card breach caused by POS malware, misuse

first_imgFashion retailer Forever 21 confirmed investigation details of a 2017 breach involving unauthorized payment card data access at an undisclosed number of its stores due malfunctioning encryptions on POS devices.The payment card security incident, first reported on November 14, 2017, centers on Forever 21’s payment processing system and its encryption technology.After receiving a report from a third party in mid-October 2017 suggesting there may have been unauthorized access to payment card data at certain Forever 21 stores, the Los Angeles-based retail chain said it immediately began an investigation. “We hired leading payment technology and security firms to assist,” Forever 21 said in a statement. 8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

China blows up dam in eastern province to ease flood risk

first_imgIn Anhui, a dam on the Chu river was demolished Sunday as water levels inched close to historic highs.Local authorities said the action was taken to ensure the safety of people living nearby.”Affected by continuous downpours and upstream flows, the water level of the Chu River, a tributary of the Yangtze River, has moved from a slow rise to a sharp one,” local media said Monday.The blasting of the dam was expected to reduce the level of the Chu River by around 70 centimeters, reported the state-run Global Times. Chinese media said the released water was being channeled into two downstream storage ponds.A total of 35 rivers and lakes in Anhui saw high water marks exceed warning levels by Saturday noon — including the Yangtze and Huaihe rivers — reported the official Xinhua news agency.Over the weekend the Three Gorges Dam also opened three floodgates after the water rose more than 15 meters above flood level.Last week soldiers erected sandbag flood barriers in a city near China’s largest freshwater lake after the heaviest rainfall in nearly six decades drenched the Yangtze River basin. Chinese authorities blew up part of a dam in eastern Anhui province to relieve flood pressure, local media reported, as heavy rains continue to swell rivers across parts of the country.Rising waters across central and eastern China have left over 140 people dead or missing, and floods have affected almost 24 million since the start of July, according to the ministry of emergency managementAuthorities have adopted measures such as diverting water into back-up reservoirs to keep levels manageable as major rivers and lakes hit record highs.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Arsenal boss Unai Emery explains Mesut Ozil return for Liverpool clash

first_img Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 30 Oct 2019 7:39 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link368Shares Advertisement Xhaka has come under fire (Picture: Getty)‘He’s clearly sticking by his guns and doesn’t feel he’s done too much wrong,’ Smith said. ‘It would be in his best interests to apologise, for his sake and the club’s and supporters.‘I don’t think the fans should have given him the welcoming committee they did as he walked off but it’s done now and a line needs to be drawn, and the best way for that to happen is probably for him to say I’m sorry I did what I did, let’s go forward as one. If he doesn’t apologise, it all rumbles on.’On the choice to captain Bellerin, Emery added: ‘It’s my decision who is the captain and tonight I made the decision to give it to Hector Bellerin.’Should Xhaka remain as Arsenal captain?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsMORE: Alan Smith slams Unai Emery as he finally starts Mesut Ozil for Arsenal against Liverpool Mesut Ozil was named in Emery’s starting XI (Picture: Getty Images)Unai Emery recalled Mesut Ozil to the starting line-up for Arsenal’s trip to Liverpool for Wednesday night’s Carabao Cup clash.Ozil has been out in the cold this season, with the German World Cup winner making just two starts in 2019/20 prior to the meeting at Anfield.Emery, though, is hoping he can make an impact as the Gunners look to book their spot in the quarter-finals. Commentcenter_img Arsenal boss Unai Emery explains Mesut Ozil return for Liverpool clash Advertisement Emery recalled Ozil (Picture; AMA/Getty Images)‘We’re expecting the side to play a good match and there will be competition for sure. We’ve won it twice so everyone is playing because they want to win.ADVERTISEMENT‘He [Ozil] can helps us and tonight is a good opportunity with him. He knows his team-mates and he knows how we play.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘He’s playing in his best position and we want him to use his qualities in this shape. Physically I feel he can be good and perhaps he can play the full 90 minutes.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityFormer Arsenal ace Alan Smith, meanwhile, called for a line to be drawn in the sand after the Granit Xhaka incident but insists the Swiss should apologise.Xhaka – who responded angrily to Arsenal fans booing him in a 2-2 draw at Crystal Palace – wasn’t named among Emery’s squad for the trip to Anfield, with Hector Bellerin captaining the side in the team leader’s absence.Many have questioned whether the midfielder can be reintegrated to the side after his actions, but Smith hopes everyone can forgive and forget.last_img read more

Institutional investors in Germany flocking to Spezialfonds, BVI says

first_imgHe said insurance companies, which invested €35.7bn, were the strongest drivers of new Spezialfonds business.Pension funds contributed another €13.7bn, while companies and industrial foundations invested €11.9bn.Insurers were the largest group of investors overall, at €417bn, followed by pension funds at €199bn.The BVI said there were “several factors” that would prolong institutions’ need for investment funds, including increasing regulation, as well as higher standards in risk management and reporting. Further, the association sees a continuing trend in the shift towards indirect investments, especially in real estate – an asset class in high demand in the low interest rate environment.Real estate Spezialfonds have grown by one-third since 2010 to €40bn.For public equity funds, the BVI noted an outflow of €6.6bn, but it said this was due to “a special effect”, as some institutional investors pulled out €5.6bn. Germany’s asset managers collected a record €76.7bn in Spezialfonds last year, according to the BVI, the country’s industry association.The new figures bring the total volume managed in Spezialfonds to just over €1trn as per year-end 2013, again a new record compared with €982bn the year before.The industry now manages nearly €320m for institutional investors in mandates, a slight decrease on the €325m managed in 2012, the BVI said.Holger Naumann, president at the association, added: “The business with institutional investors in particular continued its upward trend.”last_img read more

Hudson River CAG Meeting Set for This Week

first_imgImage source: EPAThe next meeting of the Hudson River PCBs Superfund Site Community Advisory Group (CAG) will take place on Wednesday, December 4, 2019, at the Saratoga Town Hall, 12 Spring Street, Schuylerville, NY. During the meeting, EPA will provide an update on status of various current project activities and the long-term monitoring activities (water, fish, sediment, and caps).The CAG meeting will also consist of EPA’s update on Hudson River Project Status Update, including:Floodplain Comprehensive Study (2019 activities update);General project tasks and status;Removal actions and repairs;Old Champlain Canal sampling;Flood mud sampling;Data and information collection;Supplemental studies;Other activities.The purpose of the CAG is to provide a way for members of communities and stakeholders to present and discuss their needs and concerns related to the site design and cleanup decision-making process. It offers EPA an opportunity to hear and consider community input on the design and impacts of the selected remedy.last_img read more

EU bankrolls electrification of Port of Valencia’s terminals

first_img“The average total power demand in the port falls around 7 MW, with demands of around 10 MW being very common. Considering the current characteristics of the port’s power grid, it is not realistic to consider an OPS at the docks of the Port of Valencia, unless the power grid is improved.” Currently, the port of Valencia receives medium voltage electricity (20kV) from three different high and medium voltage electrical substations: ST LA PUNTA, ST GRAO and ST ALAMEDA. The first of these, the Global EALING Project, European flagship action for cold ironing in ports, expresses the need to accelerate efforts to tackle climate change, contribute to the transition to cleaner energy for maritime transport services provided in port areas and meet the new conditions arising from the technological breakthrough towards electrification. “The use of 20kV combined with the security of supply requirements in the ports means that the maximum amount of energy to be demanded from the general network for non-instantaneous use must not exceed 13 MW,” the port said. The project will focus on carrying out the necessary studies to meet the need to build new onshore power supply infrastructure or upgrade existing infrastructure in participating ports, in line with the implementation of land-based electricity use in TEN-T core network ports and other ports by the end of 2025. The project will allow for the co-financing of the electrical substation of the Port of Valencia, which recently received the approval of the Generalitat. The two projects are being selected at a time of increasing demand for electricity from ships at berth. Hence, the port requires improvement of the entire electricity network. The objective of the second of the projects, EALINGWorks Valenciaport, is to prepare the port’s electrical grid for the supply of onshore power supply to container ships, ferries, and cruise ships in the new container and passenger terminals of the port. The Port of Valencia has secured aid from the European Commission for two projects aimed at facilitating and accelerating the possibility of connecting ships to the electricity grid. It will also focus on preparing the final documentation for the tenders so that work can start after the completion of the necessary studies for each participating port. Both projects were studied and drafted by the Port Authority of Valencia (PAV) and the ValenciaPort Foundation.last_img read more