All the Way Star Bryan Cranston Is Writing a Memoir

first_img All the Way Bryan Cranston has gone from meth manufacturer Walter White on Breaking Bad to President Lyndon B. Johnson in Broadway’s All the Way, but the Emmy winner will soon tell his own story. According to Deadline, Cranston has made a deal with the Scribner to write his memoir, and it will be published in the fall of 2015. No word yet on the memoir’s title, but may we suggest, I Am the Danger: A Memoir. Show Closed This production ended its run on June 29, 2014 Related Shows View Comments “Walter White taught me a lot—some of it useful, some of it dangerous,” Cranston said about the project. “With this book, I want to tell the stories of my life and reveal the secrets and lies that I lived with for six years shooting Breaking Bad.” Star Files Bryan Cranstonlast_img read more

Vermont Maple Sugar Makers honor Sam Cutting IV as 2010 Maple Person of the Year

first_imgDakin Farm,Sam Cutting, IV, President of Dakin Farm, was honored with the coveted ‘2010 Maple Person of the Year Award,’ on January 25, 2010. The Vermont Maple Industry Council– a group of industry leaders who protect and promote the branding of pure Vermont Maple products — presents this annual award each year to an individual who has made significant contributions to Vermont’s Maple industry.Cutting has been a high-profile member of Vermont’s Maple industry for over ten years. A former treasurer and marketing consultant to the Vermont Maple Foundation, he currently serves as vice chairman of the Vermont Maple Industry Council and has recently been elected to the Vermont Agricultural Development Board. Additionally, for the past four years, Cutting has been chairman of Operation Vermont Maple Sweetness; a campaign to send as much as 8,000 pints of syrup to American troops stationed overseas, especially in Iraq and Afghanistan in 2010.‘I am greatly honored to be Maple Person of the Year,’ Cutting said. ‘Preserving Vermont’s Maple industry has held great presence in my life and I will continue to work and uphold Vermont’s Maple standards with all of my maple colleagues for years to come.’###Dakin Farm is a multi-channel retailer of pure Vermont Maple Syrup, smoked meat, cheese and other Vermont Specialty Food. For more information visit www.dakinfarm.com(link is external)last_img read more

Industry group says 90GW of new wind capacity could be installed in Europe by 2023

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Recharge:The outlook for European wind power is clouded by uncertainty that threatens jobs and the EU’s ambitions for a ‘Green Deal’ to turbocharge climate action on the continent, WindEurope warned.The most likely central scenario of the industry body’s latest mid-term outlook expects Europe to add 90GW of new wind capacity between 2019 and 2023 – 72GW of it onshore – to reach a total of 277GW by then.But WindEurope said the wide variance between the central forecast, and the high and low scenarios on either side shows the huge impact, for better or worse, that key policy decisions will have on the sector’s mid-term fortunes – especially the National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs) that EU member states have to wrap up by the end of the year, but which have been slammed as lacking ambition in their draft forms.If EU member states turbocharge their NECPs then Europe could see 112GW added. If the NECPs remain unambitious and the type of permitting issues that have choked the market in Germany continue to dog the market, installations could be as low as 67GW.WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson said the policy unknowns are putting the dampers on what should be a buoyant wind power market, given the imperatives of climate change and wind’s highly competitive cost of energy. But the policy headwinds are already taking their toll on national wind auctions, with tenders in Germany, Greece and France all heavily undersubscribed over the last year or so.Governments also need to come up with clear policies to support repowering of the huge amount of European wind nearing the end of its life, Dickson said.More: Europe set to add 90GW of new wind by 2023: WindEurope Industry group says 90GW of new wind capacity could be installed in Europe by 2023last_img read more

Blue Ridge Parkway Tourism Creates $782 Million in Economic Benefit

first_imgA new National Park Service (NPS) report says that 12,877,369 visitors to the Blue Ridge Parkway in 2013 spent $782,926,000 in communities near the park. The report says spending supported 11,283 jobs in adjacent communities.The 2013 economic benefit figures are slightly lower than the 2012 results, which reported visitors spent $902 million in local communities.Tourism officials across the Parkway region in North Carolina and Virginia say the rise in popularity of outdoor recreation  helps. “Watauga County in western North Carolina’s High Country saw a rise in occupancy tax revenue over last year,” said Wright Tilley, Executive Director of Boone & Watauga County Tourism Development Authorities. “We know our visitors are looking for hiking experiences and the Parkway is the most popular starting point.”The report shows $14.6 billion of direct spending by 273.6 million park visitors in communities within 60 miles of a national park. This spending supported more than 237,000 jobs nationally, with more than 197,000 jobs found in these gateway communities, and had a cumulative benefit to the U.S. economy of $26.5 billion.According to the 2013 economic analysis, lodging (30.3 percent), followed by food and beverages (27.3 percent), gas and oil (12.1 percent), admissions and fees (10.3 percent), and souvenirs and other expenses (10 percent) made up the spending. The largest jobs categories were restaurants and bars (50,000 jobs) and lodging (38,000 jobs).The report includes information for visitor spending at individual parks and by state. The peer-reviewed visitor spending analysis was conducted by U.S. Geological Survey economists Catherine Cullinane Thomas, Christopher Huber and Lynne Koontz for the National Park Service.Learn more about the Parkway at www.nps.gov/blri.last_img read more

Former credit union branch manager faces July jury trial

first_img 11SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr A July jury trial is set for a former Indiana credit union branch manager accused of fraud, forgery and theft.Betty Stickler, 52, was fired as a branch manager for the $52 million Perfect Circle Credit Union in December 2015, after Lisa Dykhoff, president/CEO of the Hagerstown-Ind.-based credit union and Tom Flowers, vice president, conducted an internal investigation and reported the discrepancies to local police investigators.The suspected fraud and theft, however, had been initially detected by employees who worked with Stickler at the credit union’s New Castle branch. The former branch manager asked them to make transactions that violated the credit union’s policies, according to New Castle police reports.The police investigation found Stickler allegedly stole and allegedly attempted to steal funds through unauthorized loans and cash schemes that amounted to more than $50,000. continue reading »last_img read more

ICU Day 2020 brings global recognition to financial first responders

first_imgBy sticking to their ‘people-helping-people’ roots, credit unions worldwide have been a source of hope for their members and community throughout the pandemic. International Credit Union Day (ICU Day), happening on October 15, gives credit unions a chance to come closer together with other credit unions and their members while bringing global recognition to credit unions for their contributions as financial first responders during the pandemic.There are many untold stories about credit unions doing the right thing during these trying times. Some are providing assistance directly related to financial services, demonstrating ingenuity to evolve products and services that meet unique member needs during this crisis. Other examples go way beyond business as usual and reveal the deep-rooted commitment that credit unions have to the well-being of their communities. Examples of credit union assistance amid COVID-19 pandemic:Flexible HELOC loansHigher ATM withdrawal and mobile check deposit limitsZero-interest loans for those impacted by COVID-19COVID-19 safety-related communications Food drives to stock local food pantriesHosting a virtual promIt’s easy to see why this year’s selected ICU Day theme is ‘Inspiring hope for a global community.’ These uplifting stories deserve to be shared to remind people that credit unions are there for them during and after the pandemic — to inspire hope. Find ways to energize your ICU Day plans under the #ICUDay hashtag. And, when you celebrate the credit union difference on October 15 for International Credit Union Day, share your story using #ICUDay. Get details at cuna.org.icuday. ICU Day is brought to you by CUNA and World Council of Credit Unions, and is proudly supported by Harland Clarke. 21SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Michelle Kamke Michelle Kamke is a designer, developer and marketing project manager of CUNA Creative Hub, a one-stop subscription platform that enables credit union marketers to expedite their multi-channel campaigns using relevant … Web: cuna.org/creativehub Detailslast_img read more

Tokyo governor Koike, a PM Abe rival, takes tough stance on coronavirus

first_img“I think Koike is right and people should support her,” said Tokyo housewife Mikiko Fujii. “Isn’t there anyone with the guts to tell Abe he’s wrong?”Sixty-four percent disapproved of Abe’s handling of the virus outbreak in a survey by Sankei newspaper and Fuji News Network released on Monday, up 25.1 points from a late March poll.Koike’s sterner stance has also pushed other governors to call on businesses to close despite the central government’s urging them to wait, a rare move in a country where national politicians typically rule the roost.”It is rare for governors to resist national government orders,” said Koichi Nakano, a political science professor at Tokyo’s Sophia University. “It shows how incompetent and mistrusted the national government is at this time.” Abe declared a state of emergency last Tuesday.The step gave legal authority to governors in Tokyo and six other potential hotspot prefectures to ask people to stay home and businesses to close, although there are no penalties for non-compliance.But a feud over the scope and timing of business shutdowns kept Koike from making her requests during what the Nikkei financial daily called a “72-hour vacuum”, as Abe sought to limit the pandemic’s economic fallout.Frustrated governor “I thought governors would get authority akin to a CEO but … I feel more like a middle manager,” Koike said after winning a battle to ask pachinko parlors to close but bowing to pressure to keep barbershops and home-furnishing centers open.Abe has stressed the need to avoid going out and urged businesses to allow telework, aiming at an 80% reduction in person-to-person contact.But his government has been reluctant to push for broad business closures for fear of further damage to an economy that was already on the verge of recession before the outbreak. Many businesses have called for direct compensation for lost revenue if they close, a cost that the government is wary of shouldering.While crowds have shrunk, many people are still out and about. Population in Shinjuku in central Tokyo was down about 33% last Friday compared to Tuesday before the emergency was declared, according to data published by the government.”Either you have a health emergency, or you don’t. If you do, you don’t take half-baked steps,” said Jesper Koll, chief executive of asset manager WisdomTree Japan and veteran Japan analyst.”Where Koike stands out is she is giving people what they want – strong leadership that exudes confidence,” Koll said.A former TV announcer with well-honed communication skills, Koike warned in late March that Tokyo could face a Western-style “lockdown” and called for an early state of emergency.Koike was Japan’s first female defense minister and the first woman to run, albeit unsuccessfully, for leader of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party. She shares some conservative views with Abe, such as a desire to revise the pacifist constitution.She echoed Abe’s reluctance to postpone the 2020 Tokyo Olympics until the virus outbreak made delay inescapable.But she has also clashed with Abe.She bolted from the LDP in 2016 to make a successful bid to become Tokyo governor, and a year later formed an upstart party in hopes – quickly dashed – of ousting the LDP from power.Still, the LDP is not expected to challenge her reelection as governor in July.”It’s true she is popular as governor,” said one LDP source. With blunt warnings, flip-charts and daily online briefings, Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike has been delivering a tough message to the Japanese capital’s residents and shops: stay home and shut down to avert an explosive outbreak of the coronavirus.Koike, 67, was once floated as a future premier. And her no-nonsense approach to the pathogen’s threat highlights what critics say is a timid, sluggish response by her longtime rival, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.Japan had 7,411 cases of infection and 138 deaths from the virus as of Monday, public broadcaster NHK said, with more than 2,000 cases in Tokyo, a sharp rise from late March.center_img Topics :last_img read more

North Korea’s Kim reshuffles top governing body

first_imgNorth Korean leader Kim Jong Un has carried out a major reshuffle of his State Affairs Commission, official media reported Monday, replacing more than a third of its members.Kim has established an iron grip over the levers of authority in his nuclear-armed country since inheriting power in his late 20s in 2011.He is chairman of the SAC — the North’s highest decision-making body — and five of its 13 other members were replaced at a meeting of the country’s rubber-stamp Supreme People’s Assembly parliament on Sunday, the state KCNA news agency reported. Pictures carried by the official Rodong Sinmun newspaper showed hundreds of lawmakers sitting in close proximity to each other without wearing protective masks.A cabinet report reiterated the North’s insistence that “not a single case” of the coronavirus pandemic that has swept the world since emerging in neighboring China has been reported in the country.Pyongyang put thousands of its own people and hundreds of foreigners — including diplomats — into isolation and mounted disinfection drives as it sought to prevent an outbreak, which experts say could be devastating given its weak health sector and widespread malnutrition.”State emergency anti-epidemic campaign will continue to be intensified to prevent the spread of COVID-19,” the cabinet report said. There was no mention on KCNA of Kim presiding over the meeting himself, and he did not appear in photos of it.The new SAC members include Ri Son Gwon, a former senior army officer named as foreign minister earlier this year, while his predecessor, career diplomat Ri Yong Ho, was removed.Another former foreign minister, Ri Su Yong, was also taken off the committee.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Messi fires Argentina to WC qualifying win over Ecuador

first_imgOcampos was presented with a glorious chance to double the lead early in the second half but goalkeeper Alexander Dominguez dived full length to keep out his low shot from eight yards.Rodrigo De Paul fired narrowly wide for the hosts with the last kick of the match.In Montevideo, Luis Suarez scored a record extending 60th international goal for Uruguay before substitute Maxi Gomez bagged an injury time winner against Chile.Atletico Madrid forward Suarez opened the scoring from the penalty spot on 39 minutes after Sebastian Vegas was harshly penalized for handball.Inter Milan’s Alexis Sanchez equalized with a low shot on 54 minutes but Gomez had the last word with a stunning half-volley from 20 yards to complete the 2-1 win.It was honors even between Paraguay and Peru in Asuncion as Angel Romero for the hosts and Andre Carrillo both scored a brace.Topics : And Argentina needed him to be on top form in a bid to avoid slipping up at home to Ecuador for the second successive time in an opening World Cup qualifier having lost 2-0 to the same opponents four years ago.In the surreal atmosphere of an empty Bombonera – the iconic stadium in Buenos Aires that is usually bouncing from the passion of fervent fans was left barren by coronavirus restrictions -Argentina never looked in danger of another shock defeat.The host predictably dominated possession but struggled to break down an organized and physical Ecuador outfit that proved a different proposition to the one dispatched 6-1 in a friendly a year ago.The breakthrough came after a reckless challenge by Pervis Estupinan sent Lucas Ocampo sprawling in the box, with Messi stepping up to lash home his 71st international goal. Lionel Messi put his Barcelona troubles behind him to fire Argentina to an opening 1-0 victory over Ecuador in World Cup qualifying on Thursday.The 33-year-old great has been in open conflict with his club but it had no detrimental effect on his form as his 13th minute penalty was the difference in a tight encounter.The six-time Ballon d’Or winner unsuccessfully tried to force his way out of the Catalan giants in the close season but he seemed much happier in the light blue and white jersey of his country.last_img read more

Massive support to end ban on smacking (UK)

first_imgMail Online 5 Feb 2012Calls to scrap curbs on smacking have overwhelming public support – and parents believe such a move would help prevent a repeat of last summer’s riots.  It would also lead to a general improvement in behaviour by young people. But one in three parents is scared to smack for fear of getting into trouble with the authorities. These are the findings of a Mail on Sunday survey conducted after our report last week on comments by David Lammy, Labour MP for Tottenham, North London, where the riots began.http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2096641/Support-end-smacking-ban-parents-say-prevented-summer-riots.html#ixzz1ldFY6kzMlast_img