Star Files The Heidi Chronicles View Comments Bryce Pinkham The Heidi Chronicles is coming to Broadway’s Music Box Theatre beginning February 23, 2015, and if this adorable photo is any indication, new co-stars Elisabeth Moss, Jason Biggs and Bryce Pinkham are already fast friends! After a photo shoot for the new production, the trio posted this adorable selfie on the show’s Instagram account. Aww, could you guys be any cuter? See them in The Heidi Chronicles, opening officially on March 19, 2015! Show Closed This production ended its run on May 3, 2015 Related Shows
14SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » Two sets of numbers were recently released by NACHA and the Fed, respectively: ACH transactions are up over 5 percent, and checks are declining by 2 percent. Neither of these are eye-popping numbers, but when taken together, they raise the question: What does this mean for credit unions?First, a deeper dive into the growth of ACH: NACHA is a not-for-profit responsible for managing, governing and administering the ACH network. The most recent numbers from NACHA’s president, Janet Estep, claimed that ACH transaction volume rose 5.3 percent to 25.5 billion, representing a transfer of $43.7 trillion. While 5.4 percent growth sounds slightly anemic, a denominator in the billions takes a big numerator to move a few percentage points. And to complete the math, that’s an average transaction of $1,748. One of the growth factors cited by Estep was the introduction in September of same-day payments, which allowed ACH payments to be processed within one business day rather than the next day or the day after. Additionally, Estep provided that recently they have seen higher growth in internet-enabled ACH (such as paying with Venmo or paying your cell phone bill from your share draft account) than in pre-arranged payments (such as payroll direct deposit and company expense reimbursements).Around the same time, the Fed’s annual report showed a decline in check usage of about 2 percent over the last year, about a 50 percent decline since 2000 when 42.5 billion checks were written. More interesting is that 95 percent of the decline is in checks under $500. Many businesses still rely on checks to pay vendors, but the under-$500 decline implies that consumer check usage is migrating to other forms: using a debit card at the supermarket, paying for utilities using bill pay, or, if you’re a millennial, “settling up” for a pizza party using the Venmo app. But something gets lost when moving from check to ACH. In the past, when a tenant paid the landlord by check, there was branding on the upper left of the check that was seen by both parties each month, almost like free advertising. That goes away with ACH.
LOOK: Personnel of the City Veterinary Office Humane Society administers the anti-rabies vaccine on dogs as part of their mass vaccination drive in Barangay San Nicolas, La Paz, Iloilo City on Friday, Feb. 28. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN Rabies primarily affects warm-blooded animals other than man,notably dogs, cats, rats, and bats, but which can be transmitted to humans byinfected animals. The rabies virus, which is present in the saliva of aninfected animal, is passed to a human through a bite, or rarely, when theanimal’s saliva gets in contact with a scratch or fresh break in the skin. The rabies virus primarily affects the central nervous system. Theearly symptoms of rabies in people are similar to those of many other infection— fever, headache, and general weakness or discomfort. In a letter to Gov. ArthurDefensor Jr., Dr. Darel Tabuada, supervising veterinarian of the provincialgovernment, the PVO planned to procure 9,000 vials of rabies vaccines good for90,000 dogs. ILOILO – The Provincial Veterinary Office (PVO) requested for aP4-million augmentation fund for its rabies vaccination program. Last year, BAI provided Iloilo with 500 vials good for 5,000 dogs. The Philippines is among the top 10 countries with the highestincidence of rabies in the world. DOH estimates that about 100,000 Filipinosare treated for dog bites and 200 to 300 die from rabies annually. Among Filipinos, dogs account for 98 percent of rabies infection,cats account for the remaining two percent, according to DOH. LGUs must be in the frontline of the vaccination campaign, hestressed, and the provincial government would just be augmenting them. Iloilo currently has a dog population of 258,403. Tabuada said thePVO must be able to vaccinate 170,000 this year. “We in the PVO is not wholly funding the vaccination of the 70percent dog population target because we want our 43 local government units(LGUs) to shell out counterpart funds,” said Tabuada. These 90,000 dogs are 35 percent of the annual target dogpopulation for vaccination required by the Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI),said Tabuada. PVO record showed that as of October 2019, it was able tovaccinate 69 percent (173,672) of Iloilo’s dogs population of 252,976. BAI’s annual target for dog vaccination is 70 percent of the totaldog population. As the disease progresses, more specific symptoms appear and mayinclude insomnia, anxiety, confusion, slight or partial paralysis, excitation,hallucinations, agitation, salivation, difficulty in swallowing, andhydrophobia (fear of water)./PN
Jerald Harris was the Virginia Sprint Series winner Saturday at Shenandoah Speedway. (By Jim Haines) By Jim HainesSHENANDOAH, Va. (June 3) – There was no catching Jerald Harris once he moved to the front of Saturday’s Virginia Sprint Series feature field at Shenandoah Speedway.The IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car win was his second this season at the paved speedway and came in front of Mike Leraas and Ryan Price.Mike Keeton took over the lead on lap three; Harris got by Bill Rice and began to close on the leader, finally finding his way to the front on lap 10.Leraas got to second after a restart. The top three were close as the laps clicked off and as the white flag waved, Leraas made a last corner charge but came up short by a car length.Feature results – 1. Jerald Harris; 2. Mike Leraas; 3. Ryan Price; 4. Mike Keeton; 5. Bill Rice; 6. Anthony Linkenhoker; 7. Tony Harris; 8. Chris Ware; 9. Bronzie Lawson.
Two Florida teens are facing several charges after investigators found that they were plotting to kill several of their classmates.The discovery was made last week at Avon park Middle School in Highlands County, Florida.According to the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office a teacher found a folder detailing how the two 14-year-old girls planned to kill at least nine of their classmates.The girls only identified as Delaney and Solange detailed how they planned to pick up, transport and kill three of the people on the list. While other notes inside the folder explained how they planned to carry and dispose of the bodies by burning or burying them at certain locations. The girls then details what they planned to wear during the murders, including “No nails,” and “no hair” showing.Both girls have since been taken into custody and have been charged with nine counts of conspiracy to commit a capital felony of premeditated homicide, and 3 counts of felony conspiracy to commit kidnapping after several people on the list reported that they would like to press charges.
NEW DELHI: The Minerva Academy Football Club and the Delhi Football Club have signed a multi-layered partnership, a statement said on Thursday. The aim is to develop local players, local coaches, and the overall football ecosystem in Delhi-NCR, opening new doors for football in the national capital region.Delhi FC powered by Minerva will promote local young talents and aspiring coaches and also will offer the chance to the locals who want to work in the football industry along with that it will offer opportunity to the players, coaches, and administrators to play, coach and manage. Owner of Minerva Academy FC Ranjit Bajaj announced a partnership to develop the football ecosystem in the capital of India. The partnership will work towards giving a platform to the local players, coaches, administrators, and other staff in Delhi to showcase their talent by playing and working at the senior-most level in a proper professional set up. Delhi FC is one of the few big clubs in Delhi. The club finished third in the Delhi League last season. Hem Chand, one of the oldest members of Delhi Football and the only member who has won 6 consecutive times in elections, is currently the senior vice-president in the MC of Delhi, will be among the board of directors of the new entity. IANS Also Watch: #NewsMakers: Exclusive chat with Jeevan B, DC, Lakhimpur with Oineetom Ojah
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (Reuters) – New Zealand’s Ross Taylor will celebrate his 100th Test in the series-opener against India this week and the veteran batsman says he has no intention of winding down his international career as he nears his 36th birthday.Taylor became New Zealand’s leading run-scorer in Tests when he surpassed Stephen Fleming’s career tally of 7 172 against Australia in Sydney last month.In front of home fans in Wellington on Friday, he will become the nation’s fourth cricketer to play 100 Tests after Fleming, Daniel Vettori and Brendon McCullum. He will also become the first cricketer to reach the milestone in all three major formats.Far from seeing the finish line for his career, Taylor said he had been urged to reset his goals in a congratulatory call from former New Zealand Test opener and coach John Wright.“He said it was a nice time to relax, but at the same time nice to rejig those goals,” Taylor said in comments published by New Zealand’s Stuff media yesterday. “Give yourself something to chase … Goals aren’t everything but they’re a nice reminder when your mind is going in different directions, to bring you back on track and give you a focus.”Taylor said he was keen to be in the frame for New Zealand’s bid for a maiden T20 World Cup title when the men’s tournament kicks off in Australia in October.He would also not rule out the next one-day World Cup in India in 2023, having played in the heart-breaking defeat to hosts England in last year’s title-decider. “First and foremost I want to get to next year – the Twenty20 World Cup and then the home summer – and then I’ll have a good idea on how I’m placed at the end of next summer.“Whether there is still a drive, whether I’m good enough, whether I’m fit enough, and whether I deserve my spot in the side. If I can tick all those, then definitely 2023 is an option.”It will be a party atmosphere for Taylor at the Basin Reserve on Friday, with New Zealand Cricket offering dozens of free tickets for his extended family on the weekend of his sister’s wedding. “You always want to do well, and first and foremost the game is more important,” he said.“At the same time you can put extra pressure on yourself. “You’ve just got to go out and enjoy it and take it as another game. Hopefully I can contribute in any way I can.”
An innovative cybersecurity program established in fall 2003 has grown exponentially.The Viterbi School of Engineering’s master’s degree program for computer science with a specialization in computer security, which was established to help combat the growing threat of cyber attacks, is one of the country’s first programs focused on producing specialists in protecting and defending information and information systems.Cyber threat · In 2003, USC was designated by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Research. — Ralf Cheung | Daily TrojanIn spring 2008, four students graduated and increased to five students in the spring of 2012. Currently, 17 students are enrolled in the program.The program has proven essential in building a cyber workforce that has recently been lacking in numbers and earned the university a designation as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Research by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security.Director of the USC Center for Computer Systems Security Clifford Neuman said the concentration teaches students how to keep information safe from hackers.“There is a need for extra focus on not just how to make the system work, but how to make the systems work in a more adversarial environment, which is what the Internet has become,” Neuman said.The program not only teaches students about the importance of cyber security through topics such as intrusion detection and ethical hacking, but it also provides students the necessary skills to become penetration testers and security engineers, among other roles.Many students have already benefited from the innovative program. Hardik Ruparel, a graduate student in the computer science masters program, emphasized the importance of security on the World Wide Web.“You cannot get away with not knowing about security,” Ruparel said. “It is fundamental in all aspects of computer science.Anand Narayanan, a doctorate candidate in computer science in the computer security program, said that the program has real world applciations that is becoming increasingly more important.“It is hard to establish a secret over the Internet,” Narayanan said. “It is not your friend and cannot always be trusted.”For example, in building an application, the user’s data is the responsibility of the person building it. However, any app on the Internet is vulnerable to be exploited.”The program is also offered to students nationwide through the university’s Distance Education Network, which allows students to work for corporations and other technology-oriented organizations that pay the student’s tuition.Vijaya Pillai, a software engineer at Cisco who took the class through DEN last fall, said the program fit into her schedule well.“The course opened me up to a lot of different aspects of security, such as different security devices, firewall and encryption,” Pillai said. “Learning the course through DEN was very convenient — I could ask the professors questions in real time by just calling in.”The university’s Information Sciences Institute is also the headquarters to the Cyber-Defense Technology Experimental Research Laboratory Testbed, known as DETER. The on-campus facility, funded by the Department of Homeland Security, specializes in cybersecurity experimentation and testing. A sealed-off “mini-Internet,” created in 2004, allows for safe experimentation in security issues and enables users to conduct Internet simulation experiments in malicious code and a wide range of other network security issues.Several students said the DETER lab is essential for hands-on education. Many graduates have gone on to work in companies such as Qualcomm, McAfee, Microsoft, Cisco and Symantec. Others students have gone on to work as IT consultants or develop security products.“We got to simulate the whole environment and write real-world exploits and write safeguards against them,” Ruparel said. “The labs made me a better programmer.”
Paul Acquah proved an unlikely hero with a crucial strike as Hearts of Oak this afternoon defeated New Edubiase United 2-1 in Bekwai the final game of match day 29 in the ongoing Glo Premier League.Acquah struck eight minutes from time to restore Hearts of Oak’s faint hopes of finishing in the top four places.Gilbert Fiamenyo had given the visitors the lead before New Edubiase United leveled through Alhassan Nuhu.The match was played on Monday afternoon after the original game was rained off 24 hours earlier.
Africans countries have been busy this weekend across the world in international friendlies. Gary Al-Smith has more.–Ahmed Musa marked his first game as Nigeria skipper with a superb goal as the Super Eagles drew 1-1 with South Africa in a friendly.It was played on Sunday at the Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit.Musa, 22, struck on 84 minutes to give Nigeria the lead, but Mamelodi Sundowns star Bongani Zungu grabbed a last-gasp equaliser for the hosts.It was Musa’s 10th international goal in 43 appearances, while Zungu’s strike ensures Bafana Bafana coach Shakes Mashaba stays unbeaten against Nigeria after three encounters. Zambia ended their winless drought in 2015 when they beat Rwanda 2-0 at the National Heroes Stadium in Lusaka on Sunday. The victory was Zambia’s first in 2015 after picking two draws and as many wins since the start of the year.Japan needed goals from substitutes Shinji Okazaki and Keisuke Honda to secure a 2-0 friendly victory over Tunisia.In France, Ghana were beaten 2-1 by Senegal, who have now eclipsed the Black Stars twice in a row following a same scoreline at the recent Afcon.Manchester City’s Yaya Toure says he will decide about his international future with the Ivory Coast this week after his country drew 1-1 with Equatorial Guinea.Tanzania’s Taifa Stars came from behind to draw 1-1 with Malawi in Dar es Salaam. FRIENDLY RESULTSJapan 2-0 TunisiaSouth Korea 1-1 UzbekistanGambia 1-0 MauritaniaCanada 1-0 GuatemalaTrinidad and Tobago 0-1 PanamaJamaica 2-1 VenezuelaHong Kong 1-0 GuamIraq 2 – 1 DR CongoMauritius 1 – 1 TogoMorocco 0 – 1 UruguayGhana 1 – 2 SenegalFT El Salvador 0 – 2 ArgentinaMexico 1 – 0 EcuadorTanzania 1 – 1 MalawiSouth Africa 1 – 1 NigeriaBotswana 1 – 2 MozambiqueBrazil 1 – 0 ChileZambia 2 – 0 RwandaIvory Coast 1 – 1 Equatorial GuineaFrance 2-0 Denmark–Follow Gary on Twitter: @garyalsmith