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first_img Wendy Williams Set in the 1920s, Chicago follows Roxie Hart, a housewife and nightclub dancer who murders her on-the-side lover. Desperate to avoid conviction, she hires Billy Flynn, Chicago’s slickest criminal lawyer, much to the dismay of her rival cellmate Velma Kelly. Directed by Walter Bobbie, the Tony-winning revival is now in its 17th year. View Comments Williams takes over the role of Matron “Mama” Morton, the matron of Chicago’s Cook County Jail, succeeding funny lady Christine Pedi, who ended her engagement on June 23. Williams, who had been scheduled to begin June 25, was forced to delay her first performance due to a sinus infection. See Wendy the day before her debut below! Alexander Gemignani Amra-Faye Wright View All (5) from $49.50center_img Star Files Christine Pedi Chicago Amy Spanger Related Shows The cast of Chicago also features Amy Spanger as Roxie Hart, Amra-Faye Wright as Velma Kelly, Alexander Gemignani as Billy Flynn, Paul C. Vogt as Amos Hart and R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine. The Tony Award-winning revival of Chicago welcomes talk show queen and Broadway.com Audience Choice Award host Wendy Williams to the company beginning June 28 at the Ambassador Theatre. Williams is playing a limited engagement through August 11.last_img read more

first_img 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by. Samantha PaxsonFor a few years now, CO-OP has been exploring the mobile wallet space – first as a matter of intelligence, and also with a digital wallet product, Sprig by CO-OP. Since we jumped into the mobile wallet space, plenty of things have happened: Google Wallet, Starbucks cards, Apple iBeacon, Isis, Paypal, Square Cash. The roll call is long.Though we hear constantly that mobile wallets are the payments of the future – and the time to jump in is now – opportunities for credit unions aren’t always advantageous. So, on the eve of releasing a new, upgraded version of Sprig by CO-OP, we wonder: Should credit unions hurry or wait on mobile wallets?Go now. There’s just no question that your members want mobile – and that means mobile everything. Mobile banking. Mobile alerts. Rewards on the fly. And definitely mobile payments. If you aren’t building toward a robust, multifaceted mobile future, you are going in the wrong direction. What can you do right now?Get Sprig by CO-OP. You knew we’d say that, but it’s an obvious win. With mobile banking across multiple credit union accounts, fast transfers, remote deposit capture and pay-anyone P2P, the new Sprig by CO-OP offers mobile features members want now. Did we mention it’s free to users of CO-OP Shared Branching? continue reading »last_img read more

first_imgORF Austria:Haben Sie schon mal einen Profi-Pokerspieler im Moment des Turniergewinns gesehen? Bei uns Normalverbrauchern würde all die Anspannung sichtbar abfallen, und wir würden jubeln angesichts des Batzen Geldes, den man als Sieger einstreift. Doch im Gesicht der Pokerspieler passiert: nichts. Sie sind so darauf trainiert, ihre Emotionen zu verbergen, dass ihre gefrorene Mimik auch im Moment des Triumphes nicht aufzutauen vermag.Auch das Umgekehrte, das Vortäuschen von Gefühlen, ist alles andere als einfach. Wie Leanne ten Brinke von der University of California, Berkeley, herausgefunden hat, muss ein versierter Lügner seine Gesichtsmuskeln gut im Griff haben. Das gilt besonders für Krokodilstränen.Read the whole story: ORF Austrialast_img read more

first_imgScientific American Mind:Only about half of the people who could vote in the 2012 U.S. presidential election actually did so (53.6 percent of the voting-age population). This puts turnout in the U.S. among the worst in developed countries. By way of contrast, 87.2 percent of Belgians, 80.5 percent of Australians and 73.1 percent of Finns voted in their last elections. In a nation quick to defend democracy both within its borders and beyond, why are more Americans not exercising what is arguably their biggest democratic right?…In a field experiment conducted among 287,000 would-be voters in Pennsylvania during the 2008 Democratic primary election, researchers tried to see if voter turnout could be increased by helping people make a concrete plan to implement their intentions. One to three days before the November 2008 election, behavioral scientists David Nickerson, now at Temple University, and Todd Rogers of Harvard asked one group of would-be voters about their intentions to vote and a second group about their intentions and also about when, where and how they would accomplish the goal of voting.Read the whole story: Scientific American Mind More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

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first_imgSource: Swagelok“The ALD20 is a direct response to the rapidly evolving needs of the semiconductor industry,” said Garrick Joseph, Director of Marketing, Semiconductor for Swagelok.“Through partnership with industry leaders and application of fluid system engineering expertise, we are pleased to launch a product that allows customers to effectively use precursor gas chemistries that previously may have been considered too challenging or too expensive to employ, but which would be crucial to the development of the next generation of chip technology.” The ALD20’s patent-pending design maximises production process efficiency and deposition consistency by providing flow coefficients two and three times what can be achieved using today’s standard ALD valve technology. It can deliver a flow rate of up to 1.2 Cv in the same footprint (1.5 inches) as existing ALD valves, allowing some users to boost throughput without retooling existing equipment or making additional process changes.The other standard version ALD20 valve with a slightly larger footprint width (1.75 inches) provides an even greater flow rate of up to 1.7Cv. Custom set flow coefficients are also available.Designed for peak process consistency, the ALD20 can be fully immersible in a gas box from 10°C (50°F) and up to 200°C (392°F), enhancing thermal stability and deposition uniformity.It also features a valve body comprised of 316L VIM-VAR stainless steel or Alloy 22 – offering enhanced corrosion resistance to withstand aggressive media.Read more like this – subscribe todayEnjoyed this story? Subscribe to gasworld today and take advantage of even more great insights and exclusives in industrial gases.Visit www.gasworld.com/subscribe to access all content and choose the right subscription for you. The new ALD20 valve is the latest result of Swagelok’s collaboration with semiconductor tool manufacturers and chip fabricators, allowing forward-thinking process designers the flexibility to experiment with low-vapor pressure chemistries.last_img read more

first_imgRoyal Caribbean International’s cruise ship Splendour of the Seas caught fire in one of its its two engine rooms in the morning hours of October 22 while sailing to Argostoli, Greece.The fire was contained and extinguished by the ship’s fire suppression system, according to Royal Caribbean.20 crew members and 1 passenger were treated for smoke inhalation. One crew member is reportedly still being treated.Some of the guests were also evacuated from their staterooms as a precaution.Splendour of the Seas was able to continue with the voyage, but the setback forced the 1995-built cruise ship to omit a call to Argostoli in Greece, and proceed directly to the next stop of Venice, Italy.All systems on the ship are reportedly functioning.Splendour of the Seas is currently on a seven-night sailing that departed Venice on Saturday, October 17, and includes port calls to Kotor, Montenegro; and Corfu, Athens, Mykonos, and Argostoli in Greece.last_img read more

first_imgGlobal GDP growth could soften to 1.7% this year as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, according to consultant IHS Markit. That represents a significant fall from the earlier forecast of 2.5%Scott Hazelton, Managing Director Construction Consulting at IHS Markit, speaking at the Off-Highway Research breakfast briefing on 11 March during ConExpo, said the outbreak would impact on all regions, with US GDP growth falling from 2.1% to 1.8%, and Europe from an already modest 0.9% to close to zero growth. Scott Hazelton, IHS Markit, speaking at ConExpo 2020.“The biggest problem is Europe”, said Hazelton, “which we now think will go into recession.” He emphasised that the rapidly changing picture on the outbreak made forecasting very difficult.On US construction he said an already slow market was likely to face a deeper decline, and warned that lower oil prices could have a significant impact on oil and gas activity in both the US and Canada.Also at the breakfast briefing, Chris Sleight, Managing Director of Off-Highway Research (OHR), said the virus could trigger a short, sharp downturn in construction equipment sales.“What we will see as a result of the virus is a sudden dip in sales mid-year”, said Sleight, “but we think it will bounce back and be a temporary thing. We are already seeing stimulus efforts [in China].”OHR was already forecasting a decline in construction equipment sales in North America this year, with demand levels hanging on what happens with infrastructure spending and any potential Trump push on infrastructure. “We will wait and see”, said Sleight, “Without infrastructure spending, the US will head into a cyclical decline.”This year is also likely to see a reduction in sales in Europe, said Sleight, although there is a potentially brighter outlook on infrastructure; “We see a market pivoting to infrastructure in Europe…We don’t see too many reasons for panic about the European construction equipment market.”last_img read more

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