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Stars of Broadway’s Temptations Musical Ain’t Too Proud Offer Up a Sensational Performance on The View

first_img Jawan M. Jackson Derrick Baskin, Jelani Remy, Jawan M. Jackson, Ephraim Sykes & James Harkness in “Ain’t Too Proud” (Photo: Matthew Murphy) Ephraim Sykes Related Shows from $49.00 Derrick Baskin Star Files Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations Jelani Remy James Harkness View All (5) View Comments The silk-voiced leading men of Broadway’s hit new musical Ain’t Too Proud—The Life and Times of the Temptations showed off their talent to TV audiences this morning on The View. The show’s stars performed a soulful medley of “Get Ready” and “Aint Too Proud to Beg” along with a cheerful rendition of “My Girl” in honor of Whoopi Goldberg’s birthday. Watch the multi-talented stars sing out below and make plans now to see them perform the iconic music of The Temptations live at the Imperial Theatre on Broadway.last_img read more

PAI: It’s the property tax that’s unfair

first_imgby Jack Hoffman Public Assets Institute(link is external) Economist Art Woolf wrote recently(link is external) that Vermont spends too much on education because taxes are too low for many residents. Woolf was referring specifically to resident homeowners who qualify to pay school taxes as a percentage of their income rather than on the value of their property. According to Woolf, because their income-based taxes are less than their property taxes would be, these homeowners feel like education in Vermont is on sale, so they’re buying more of it.One problem with Woolf’s hypothesis is that it assumes that the value of a primary residence is a fair and rational indicator of how much each Vermonter should be contributing to the education of our children. It may have been 200 years ago, when the value of a person’s property and possessions was the best measure of his ability to pay. But that isn’t true today, and the system should be brought up to date with today’s economy.The education of children is one of society’s most important responsibilities, and we all benefit when children can grow to be informed, productive, contributing members of the community. Because we all benefit, we each need to contribute our fair share to the cost of education—that is, according to our ability to pay. In our present-day economy, a better and fairer indicator of a person’s ability to pay is income, not the assessed value of one particular piece of property.Nearly 50 years ago, Vermont recognized that property values did not reflect people’s ability to pay. At the time, newcomers were moving to Vermont and driving up property values, but older residents living on fixed incomes didn’t have the money to pay their higher tax bills. To avoid pushing people out of their homes, Vermont instituted a rebate program for older homeowners whose property taxes exceeded a certain percentage of their income. This ability-to-pay concept was later incorporated into the state’s current education funding system. Today, about two-thirds of Vermont homeowners pay school taxes based on their household income rather than the value of their home.Woolf argues that these people are getting a break, and that because they’re getting a break, they feel they can afford to spend more on education. But studies done by the Vermont Tax Department over the years show something different: that many high income Vermonters who pay property taxes are the ones getting a break. People with annual incomes of $500,000 or more typically pay a smaller percentage of their income to support schools than do Vermonters with incomes of $60,000 or $70,000. Given the importance of education, shouldn’t those who benefit most from society contribute the most to the cost of educating our children?There is a problem of fairness with Vermont’s two-tiered system, but the solution is not a return to the school property tax for all Vermont resident homeowners. A fair system would have all Vermont residents pay school taxes based on their income and all non-residential property owners continue to pay the property tax.Public Assets Institute(link is external) August 3, 2017last_img read more

October 1, 2007 News and Notes

first_imgOctober 1, 2007 News and Notes News and Notes Daniel H. Aronson of Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod in Miami has writen Venture Capital: A Practical Guidebook for Business Owners, Managers and Advisors, which serves as an introduction to the process of finding and securing venture capital as well as a primer and refresher for more seasoned business people who continue to seek equity funding. The book was published by Bowne & Co., Inc. Bruce Terry Brown, an assistant U.S. attorney in the Southern District of Florida, was re-elected to a fifth term as president of the National Black Prosecutors Association at its annual conference in Seattle. Roger J. Dodd of Jacksonville was recently the featured speaker in St. Petersburg, Russia, at the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers annual meeting. He discussed the topic of cross-examining expert witnesses with an audience hailing from all over Europe and 15 other countries, including China, Australia, England, New Zealand, South Africa, and 14 American states. Nicholas Robbins of Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart in West Palm Beach has been appointed to the board of directors of the Angel Investment Forum of Florida. Robbins also serves on the advisory board of the Treasure Coast chapter of AIFFL. Gary Yeldell of Harper Gerlach Law spoke on “The 12 Most Common Mistakes Employers Make” at the Rotary Club of Palatka’s Sunrise Meeting. Mary B. Meeks of Carlton Fields in Orlando was elected to the board of the Metropolitan Business Association of Central Florida. Peter A. Quinter of Becker & Poliakoff was recognized by Florida Shipper Magazine for his “excellence in leadership” in the areas of international trade and transportation, which impacts shippers and carriers throughout Florida. Thomas R. Bopp of Fowler White Boggs Banker was elected president-elect of the board of directors of the Hillsborough County Bar Association. Isabelle C. Lopez and Wayne E. Flowers, both of Lewis, Longman & Walker’s Jacksonville office, spoke at the Rural Land Use Seminar in Gainesville. Lopez spoke on “Planning and Zoning for Agricultural and Rural Lands Preservation,” and Flowers spoke on “Moving Water for Consumptive Uses in Florida — North vs. South (and East vs. West).” Michael H. Rosen of Saxon, Gilmore, Carraway, Gibbons, Lash & Wilcox spoke on “Creation and Use of Public Roads” at the National Business Institute’s Road and Access Law seminar in Tampa. Rand Hoch of the Law and Mediation Offices of Rand Hoch, P.A., was elected to the board of directors of The Florida Academy of Professional Mediators. Renaldy J. Gutierrez of Gutierrez & Associates in Miami was appointed to the ABA’s Commission to the World Justice Program. F. Shields McManus of Gary, Williams, Parenti, Finney, Lewis, McManus, Watson and Sperando was appointed to the 19th Circuit bench by Gov. Charlie Crist. Richard W. Ervin III, of Fox & Loquasto’s Tallahassee office was certified by the Florida Dispute Resolution Center as circuit civil mediator, and was presented with the Florida Justice Association’sJudicial Achievement Award for 2007.Assistant U.S. Attorney Winifred L. Acosta NeSmith was reelected to a third term on the National Black Prosecutors Association’s executive board. Acosta NeSmith was also recognized as the “Executive Board Member of the Year,” in appreciation for her outstanding service. Sheila K. Nicholson of Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer in Tampa presented a seminar titled “Learning from Litigation Bloopers” at the Florida Health Care Association’s 44th Annual Conference in Boca Raton. John Copelan of the Department of Children and Families was appointed to the ABA’s Commission on Law and Aging. Hugh Cotney of Jacksonville was appointed to the Legal Accessibility System Task Force of the Florida Coordinating Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. October 1, 2007 News & Noteslast_img read more

Gophers add another transfer to women’s basketball roster

first_imgGophers add another transfer to women’s basketball rosterSophomore Kayla Mershon announced she will be returning to play in her home state.Liam ArmstrongHead coach Lindsay Whalen reacts to a scored point at Williams Arena on Tuesday, Nov. 5. The Gophers fell to Missouri State 69-77. Brendan O’BrienApril 6, 2020Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintDespite the current conditions, the Gophers women’s basketball team has been busy this offseason, adding another transfer to their roster.Forward Kayla Mershon announced her decision on Instagram to leave Nebraska after two seasons, saying she is excited for what her next chapter at Minnesota holds. However, the move to Minnesota is not official yet as universities are not processing National Letters of Intent or transfers at this time. Unless any unforeseen circumstances occur, Mershon will most likely have to sit out for the 2020-21 season due to NCAA transfer rules. Mershon is the second player within a month to transfer to Minnesota, with graduate transfer Laura Bagwell-Katalinich being the first. With these recent announcements, a pattern has started to emerge regarding whom head coach Lindsay Whalen is bringing in for the Gophers, as Mershon and Bagwell-Katalinich share a few similarities.Both players will be returning to their home state grew up, as they played basketball in the Twin Cities area: Mershon is from Chanhassen and Bagwell-Katalinich is from Minneapolis.They also play the forward position, a void the Gophers needed to fill this offseason after graduating the leading rebounder in the Big Ten Taiye Bello and reserve Kehinde Bello. Lastly, but maybe most importantly to Whalen, Mershon and Bagwell-Katalinich bring experience and maturity to the program, two qualities Whalen wants ingrained in the culture at Minnesota. Mershon played in 60 games during her two seasons at Nebraska, starting in 15 of them. She saw a dip in her playing time this past season, averaging 11.7 minutes per game compared to17.4 minutes her freshman season. However, Nebraska did have considerable depth at the forward position with sophomore Leigha Brown and junior Kate Cain. Brown came off the bench throughout the season but was the team’s leading scorer with 14.4 points per game and Cain led the team in rebounding with 7.2 per game.Mershon averaged 1.6 points and 2.5 rebounds per game last season. When she is able to suit up in maroon and gold, the Gophers will need her to help on the glass. Minnesota finished near the bottom of the Big Ten in rebounding last season.Minnesota now has eight forwards on the roster heading into next season.last_img read more

PEEC: Explore Worlds Of Science Fiction Jan. 17

first_imgExplore the worlds of popular science fiction shows at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17 at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Peter Polko will provide an introduction to fan-based 3D recreations and then participants will get to try them out as well. Courtesy/PEEC PEEC also will play the full-dome film ‘EXPLORE’ at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 18 in the planetarium. Courtesy/PEEC PEEC News:Have you ever wished you could activate the gate in Stargate Command, take The Orville for a spin or walk the decks of the Enterprise? With the advent of more powerful computers, recreating environments with stunning detail is now a possibility. Join Peter Polko for “These Are the Voyages …” at 7 p.m., Friday, Jan. 17 at the Los Alamos Nature Center to explore the worlds of some popular science fiction shows.At this event, Polko will highlight three 3D recreations with an outer space theme: Stargate Network, The Orville – Interactive Fan Experience and the Virtual Enterprise D Recreation. After a short introduction and tutorial, participants can explore these new worlds themselves. Since these are fan productions, they are free to download. Polko will provide several computers that participants can wait in line for or participants can bring their own computers to this event! This program is free to attend.In addition to this program, PEEC will play the full-dome film “EXPLORE” at 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 18 in the nature center’s planetarium. This film presents a broad selection of science topics in a modern and accessible way in a story that revolves around the ambition to colonize Mars — a topic at the forefront of current trends in space adventure films for the giant screen. By closely examining the example of Johannes Kepler and his three laws of planetary motions, “EXPLORE” also shows how the achievements of individuals can change the world — and how much we all benefit from them.No tickets or registration is required for “These Are the Voyates …” and this program is free to attend. Seating is limited for “EXPLORE”, so please call the nature center at 505.662.0460 or stop by to reserve your tickets. “EXPLORE” is $6 for adults and $4 for children. Events in the planetarium are not recommended for children under age 4.For more information about this and other PEEC programs, visit www.peecnature.org, email programs@peecnature.org or call 505.662.0460.PEEC was founded in 2000 to serve the community of Los Alamos. It offers people of all ages a way to enrich their lives by strengthening their connections to our canyons, mesas, mountains, and skies. PEEC operates the Los Alamos Nature Center at 2600 Canyon Road, holds regular programs and events, and hosts a number of interest groups from birding to hiking to butterfly watching. PEEC activities are open to everyone; however, members receive exclusive benefits such as discounts on programs and merchandise. Annual memberships start at $35. To learn more, visit www.peecnature.org.last_img read more

Tchenguiz to buy 50% stake in Chesterton residential arm

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Messer Group selects communications company AT&T to provide Europe-wide data network

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Airgas acquires Nordan Smith

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Sherwood Valve – NGV Valve Series

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Steel Cutting Ceremony Held for Petronas FLNG, Malaysia

first_imgPetronas held steel cutting ceremony for its floating LNG facility. The ceremony was led by PETRONAS’ President and Group CEO, Tan Sri Dato’ Shamsul Azhar Abbas and was jointly hosted by Technip’s President & CEO Mr. Thierry Pilenko and DSME’s President & CEO Mr. Jaeho Ko.PETRONAS signed the engineering, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning contract for the project with the Technip and DSME consortium in June 2012.The floating LNG facility will be located in Malaysia’s Kanowit gas field, 180 kilometres offshore Sarawak and will have the capacity to produce 1.2 mtpa of LNG per year.Once operational, the facility is expected to change the landscape of the LNG business where the liquefaction, production and offloading processes of LNG, previously only possible at onshore plants are now able to be carried out hundreds of kilometres away from land and closer to offshore gas sources.As such, the facility will also play a significant role in efforts to unlock the gas reserves in Malaysia’s remote and stranded fields currently deemed uneconomical to develop and evacuate.[mappress]LNG World News Staff, June 25, 2013last_img read more