Sara Bareilles View Comments Star Files The American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Massachusetts will launch its 2015-16 season with the world premiere of Waitress. The musical, based on the film of the same name directed and written by the late Adrienne Shelly, features a score by Grammy nominee and Billboard chart-topper Sara Bareilles and a book by Jessie Nelson. Performances will begin on August 1, 2015 at the Loeb Drama Center. ART Artistic Director Diane Paulus, who has been developing the project with Bareilles, will helm the productionWaitress follows Jenna, a pregnant waitress in the south trapped in an abusive marriage and looking for a happy ending. She finds relief—and potentially that happy ending—by making creatively-titled pies and forming a romance with an unlikely newcomer.While casting and complete creative team has not yet been announced, The New York Times reported in November that Beautiful Tony winner Jessie Mueller will headline the tuner. Playwright Paula Vogel was at one point attached to the project as bookwriter before Nelson joined the creative team.
Swarming is often the first sign of termite trouble a homeowner sees. But if you see one, don’t panic.A natural part of ants’ and termites’ regeneration process, swarming events are short-lived. Even if it is termites, there’s time to respond properly.Here’s what’s happening when termites swarm, how to distinguish between ants and termites and how to respond.What’s a swarm?First, the swarm. It’s the sudden emergence of hundreds, possibly thousands of swarmer ants or termites from their underground nests. It often lasts only minutes. The swarmers are winged reproductives being sent out to mate and start a new colony.Several days of above-average temperatures followed by a light rain will trigger the event. When conditions are right, swarmers will emerge and disperse. They fly only a short distance, since they’re poor flyers.When they fall to the ground, they lose their wings and begin looking for a mate. The lucky ones pair off and begin their search for a new colony location.Most swarms occur from March to May during the daytime. But they can happen anytime during the warm season. A single colony can swarm more than once, but the first swarm will be the biggest. It’s common for colonies in the same area to swarm on the same day.Ants or termites?As I said earlier, both ants and termites can swarm. Examine a swarmer to see if it’s an ant or a termite. To tell termites from ants, look for: A straight, beaded antennae. (Ants have elbowed antennae.) No waist. (Ants have a pinched waist between body regions.) Two pairs of wings of the same size. (Ants have two pairs, too, but the front wings are larger than the hind pair.)Having a swarm of termites inside the home is cause for alarm, but try to control your panic. Remember, these guys have small mouths, take small bites and damage wood slowly.Controlling termitesIf it takes a month to select a termite control company, that’s OK. It’s better to take the time to select a company that will give you the best, most honest effort at ridding your home of termites.Dan Suiter, an Extension Service entomologist with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, has studied termites for years. He offers this advice on hiring a termite control professional: Hire a pro. Don’t try to treat your home, in any way, for termites. Only by hiring a professional can you get the techniques, products and equipment needed to adequately rid a home of termites. Ask friends and neighbors about their experiences with local companies. Selecting a termite control company is like choosing any other service or business. Consistently good recommendations are your best bet. So ask around. Call your local Better Business Bureau about companies in your area. Call the Georgia Department of Agriculture to be sure a prospective company owns a state pest control license. Before signing a company’s termite control contract, be sure you clearly understand what the contract covers and what it doesn’t. Read the fine print. Have your home inspected annually for termites. Try to arrange the inspection during a warm time of the year, when termites will be most active. A thorough inspection should last an hour or more, and if you have a crawl space, the inspector should be dirty after the inspection.Termites are a part of life, especially in Georgia, or the termite belt. All homes should be inspected annually and treated when necessary. Seeing a swarm is interesting, but seeing one inside your home is a signal you need to pay attention to. Volume XXVII Number 1 Page 23 By Wade Hutcheson Georgia Extension Service
By Gary WadeUniversity ofGeorgia Most clematis are deciduous and look lifeless in winter. This one is evergreen and looks good even during the winter. Plant Armand clematis in moist, well-drained soils and full sun to partial shade. It does best in hardiness zones 7 to 9. It is not particularly drought tolerant, so it will require some moisture during periods of limited rainfall. It can be propagated from summer cuttings or by layering. Leaves of Armand clematis are about 3 inches long and 1 to 2.5 inches wide. Clusters of three leaves, called leaflets, emerge from a single point along the stem. Expect Armand clematis to grow 20 to 30 feet by the end of two to three growing seasons. It is not nearly as aggressive as wisteria, confederate jasmine or Carolina jessamine, which require regular pruning during the growing season to prevent them from becoming overgrown. It can be kept in bounds with light pruning after flowering and an occasional snip or two during the growing season. Because it flowers on the previous season’s growth, avoid pruning it after mid-July. Armand clematis can be grown in most areas of Georgia, except in the extreme north Georgia mountains where winter temperatures sometimes dip into the single digits. Winter protection is advised when temperatures dip into the low teens. (Gary Wade is a Cooperative Extension horticulturist with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.) Spring flowers are an added bonus of Armand clematis. White, fragrant, star-shaped flowers appear in March in Athens, Ga., (earlier in more southern zones) and persist nearly a month. Flowers have a spicy, subtle fragrance that is not overpowering. They are about 2.5 inches across and are borne in panicles from previous season’s growth. Unlike other clematis prized for their flowers, Armand clematis (Clematis armandii) would be a great vine even if it didn’t flower. Its glossy, evergreen leaves are attractive year-round and provide visual interest to fences, arbors, trellises, walls or pergolas.
You know the expression “what goes around comes around” or “what was old is new again,” well the same holds true when it comes to criminal behavior and account take over fraud. From a legal perspective ATO is the intentional deception to secure unlawful financial gain causing the loss of money or property; from your credit union members point of view it is a lack of trust and confidence in your ability to keep their personal banking information safe.For years credit unions have relied on the face-to-face interactions with members intended to provide a world-class personal banking experience. Historically this business model has been incredibly effective and often preferred by membership. However, this approach may no longer hold true; we are seeing a shift in expectations and a demand for real-time convenience. Members are seeking an experience that allows them to conduct business when they want and how they want. As the COVID 19 pandemic has played a factor in how members now interact with their credit union, the gap between traditional banks and many credit unions’ ability to provide a full suite of self-service options has become more apparent.Does your credit union view “Fraud as a Service?” If not, you should. It is very important to take into consideration what your members think of when it comes to your credit union’s fraud prevention tactics? Is being a victim of fraud at your credit union an inconvenience, unpleasant, cumbersome or an unfortunate reactionary event? What is your commitment with training your employees on fraud mitigation tactics, victim assistance, and remediation? Are you using the latest authentication measures, are you conducting passive authentication unbeknownst to your members, are you using your data assets and transactional fraud scores powered by artificial intelligence to optimize approval rates while still detecting fraud? What if I told you your competitors are taking advantage of your failure to improve fraud services?Transactional fraud prevention and detection is certainly a critical tool in your arsenal designed to protect your members personal information, all data assets, your revenue and profit. But do you have all the tools necessary to fight back against ATO attacks? Account Takeover fraud schemes have morphed yet again into one of the greatest threats against credit unions. Why? Simply because large banks have invested in modern detection programs that are making it harder and more expensive for fraudsters to penetrate.We are seeing a backwards evolution from 1.) humans to 2.) bots is once again 3.) using a hybrid of both humans and bots as part of the new ‘auto-manual’ way to conduct Account Takeover fraud. Account Takeover was either deployed manually or fraudsters used bot attacks in trying combinations of scripted username and passcodes to gain access to your members’ accounts and your profits. Once access is gained the magnitude of destruction can range from moderate to catastrophic. As cybersecurity tools have become better at identifying bot attacks; fraudsters have been forced to re-posture attack methods which bring back the need for human involvement. We know fraudsters gravitate towards the path of least resistance and they know that credit unions often rely on outdated prevention tactics, weak authentication measures and have a limited investment in fraud technology. What adds to this parade of opportunity is the fact that credit unions are trying to keep up with the race to offer more robust online banking services and rolling out vulnerable digital banking mobile applications. Taking short cuts or limiting investment in fraud business strategies, cyber technology and training has led to credit unions deploying vulnerable marketing strategies and business process flows. The combination of human and bot style attacks has allowed fraudsters to move ten times faster with a much higher success rates to gaining account access.So how do you protect your members and your credit union from the evolving threat of Account Takeover Fraud? Understand how fraud recent attacks are evolving by staying connected to fraud forumsConsider speaking to industry experts and consultants that specialize in fraud mitigation practicesKnow your business process end to end and know where your data residesHold vendors accountable by establishing clear service level agreements that have accountability measures attachedConsider using an outside firm to conduct a vulnerability assessment to stress test your controlsAdopt industry best practices that allow for a well-balanced member experienceUse data to your advantage; analytics are the telltale of your likelihood for successBe honest and take stock in what investments you have made in modernizing your fraud maneuversMake employee training and education specific to fraud detection a priorityEstablish Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) that will drive business decisionsConduct a talent assessment. Do you have the right talent in this space available to your credit union? Test the market. When was the last time you spoke with a technology provider to shed awareness on some of the latest preventative solutions in the marketplace – this comes at no cost or commitment?Champion challenge your existing providers against the competition and determine if you are getting the best value for your dollarDon’t manage fraud at the line of business level rather take an enterprise-wide approachStand up an enterprise-wide authentication strategyDo you have dedicated resources trained to monitor for a nefarious account take over large scale attacks; evaluating the risks associated with non-monetary transactionsDo you know if you have “Mule” accounts in your portfolio dedicated to moving and cleaning dirty money through your credit union; ask the expertsHave a plan and be ready to respond to emerging fraud threats like; Reward and Loyalty fraud, Chat fraud account takeover, synthetic and collusive members, prevent fraud at the relationship not account levelAsk your members if they feel safe and if they have the confidence that you will protect their identity and finances; if not you need to act quicklyRemain competitive by doing your best to be the bestFraud prevention is so much more than a financial risk; it is about member trust and confidence, reputational risk, compliance risk, competitive advantage, and remaining profitable. The one mistake that is the most common is the decision to act in response to an attack. When it comes to fraud the best defense is offense. 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Christopher Danese The value that I bring to my clients is twenty years of expertise in the financial services sector. I help clients comply with regulatory requirements, reduce operational fraud risk while … Web: https://www.mastercard.us Details
I spent this weekend at a relaxed gathering or as it is popularly called “team building”, with my colleagues from the company Adria Electronic, in ancient Šibenik, which together with its surroundings delighted me with the tourist offer and positive change compared to what used to be. I also remember how this beautiful old town was “recognizable” to me. I often came to Šibenik on business and I remember a time when we had nowhere to eat something fair. There was no trace of tourism or tourists. Just traces of once failed industries and old monuments with a patina that blended into the psychological grayness of a once proud, peasant town, which seemed rather sad.And then tourism “happened” to Šibenik, as well as to Split. Not by accident. Because nothing happens by accident. Everything has its causes and reasons. The event of tourism in Šibenik is a consequence of the fact that he has something to show, only that no one has shown it to the world so far. Only a few beautiful projects that meant certain facilities and guests began to make a pilgrimage to this chest of heritage. Yes, you just need to invest a little in good things. Just a moment.Tourists quickly realized that there was something to see. And not just in the city. Šibenik is a kind of hub or a kind of starting point for other beautiful and attractive destinations that can be easily and quickly reached. That is the role of the big city; Develop your environment. A walk through the streets of Šibenik with a guide who has a passion to convey those details that are not in the brochures left us breathless. So many churches and chapels, beautiful facades of old buildings and stories. Story. The story of fortresses, of stairs, of a cathedral… But what makes me happiest is life. The murmur of people. Restaurants and cafes, shops, souvenir shops, and all possible other service activities are offered at every turn. Šibenik has come to life. He experienced some sort of resuscitation or reincarnation. Or perhaps even more beautifully, it experienced a kind of renaissance, a renaissance.A fast boat ride to the Krka waterfalls, which are a world phenomenon and a pearl, is more than an experience. The view of the city from the sea is something completely different from the one experienced just before, as well as just meandering along the delta with an impressive sight of passing under the bridge that connects Croatia by highway. And then the next day a speedboat ride to Prvić with the story of Faust Vrančić, Zlarin with the story of corals or Krapanj with the story of sponges. There is so much beauty here.It seems that Šibenik has used perhaps only a small part of its total potential. I am impressed by many things, but also by the slowness of activating valuable resources for tourism purposes. And the purpose is to make money. I will only mention the fortress of St. Anthony, which delighted me with its monumentality and perseverance. This fascinating building, in a unique location, with so much space, stands empty and almost unvisited, at least not officially. And that is why one should imagine.Imagine how nice it would be if this was put to better use. To make this impressive fortress, which for centuries defended the entrance from the sea to the city look like the center of an event, lit and full of people. We need to imagine what we would need and how much we would need to build this fort. And we inherited it. It’s ours and it’s there. She’s waiting for us to take care of her and show her. That is why I sincerely wish Šibenik and the people who lead it a lot of imagination, skills and intelligence in turning this city of theirs into a world destination, which will enable the people of Šibenik a good and safe life.I believe that they can do it, just as I believe that Šibenik deserves it.I am writing all this on the day of St. Michael the Patron Saint of the city, under the deep impression of a large number of people who walked their streets in faith today in a solemn procession dedicated to their saint. I am sure that these people, with their willpower, can make this city a better place to live for their children. I look forward to meeting them again, just as I look forward to meeting their Sibenik again.Author: Miki Bratanić
French police handed out over 4,000 fines Wednesday to people found violating an order to stay at home, on the first full day of a lockdown aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus in the country.”Since this morning, we have begun procedures and 4,095 people were booked [for violating the rules],” Interior Minister Christophe Castaner told TF1 television. “The fine was 35 euros [US$38] yesterday, and now from today is 135 euros and it can go up to 375 euros. It should be a factor that dissuades people,” he added. “People are not going to stay cooped up, especially those who are not going to work, for the next fortnight. But please avoid doing it in a group,” Castaner said.”This is discipline and a civic mentality. If needed we will be rigorous and will sanction people,” he warned.Asked to comment on a group of three French shown in a TF1 report doing meditation and yoga on a beach, he said this was okay but they should not sit so close together.”Most of the French have been responsible and have changed their behavior. But there are a minority behaving in a dangerous way,” he added.France is scrambling to contain the outbreak that has killed over 260 and infected more than 9,100 in the country. On Wednesday, French defense minister Florence Parly said the army would hand over five million surgical masks from its own stockpiles to the health ministry. The move comes after complaints of severe shortages for hospital and medical staff at the frontline of the fight against coronavirus. From midday on Tuesday, people in France have been confined to their homes apart from essential trips, for which they must sign a document stating where they are going.”Our aim to is to protect the French. The best way to protect lives is to stay at home,” he said.Asked about the fact the many French across the country were still taking walks or jogging, Castaner said this was permitted so long as people went outside alone.Announcing the lockdown on Monday, President Emmanuel Macron said exercise was permitted, in contrast to the even tighter measures in Italy and Spain. Topics :
Advertisement Comment Advertisement Aubameyang’s contract situation is yet to be decided (Picture: Getty Images)And when further pressed about why he is so positive on Aubameyang’s future, Arteta said: ‘He’s generally happy. I think he is enjoying his football.‘He is settled in the country and his family are good.‘I think he can sense – and we’ve told him – how much we like him, how much we value him.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘I think the connection he has with the fans is unique. I believe he is in the perfect place for him.‘Everything I have from him and the people around him is the same. So I don’t have any arguments to say something different.’MORE: Mikel Arteta urges Arsenal board to speed up Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang contract talksMORE: Mikel Arteta sends message to Santi Cazorla over Arsenal returnFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 21 Jul 2020 7:59 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.9kShares Mikel Arteta ‘confident’ Pierre- Emerick Aubameyang will remain at Arsenal Arteta is feeling good about Aubameyang’s future (Picture: Getty Images)Mikel Arteta is ‘confident’ Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will remain at Arsenal beyond the summer and feels the north London club is the ‘perfect place’ for him.The Gabon international has less than 12 months remaining on his current contract at the Emirates and is yet to commit his future to the Gunners.Reports claim that the 31-year-old is demanding a new three-year contract worth up to £250,000 a week to convince him to stay.Aubameyang has been one of Arsenal’s most consistent performers since he made the switch from Borussia Dortmund in January 2018, recently becoming the club’s fastest ever player to hit 50 Premier League goals.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTSpeaking before their clash against Aston Villa on Tuesday night, Arteta admitted that while he can’t set a time frame for when a decision will be made, the signs are looking promising.‘I don’t know, to put a date right now is very difficult,’ said the Spaniard.‘I like the way the conversations are going, I like what I’m hearing. I’m sure for both parties, the quicker we can do it, the better for everyone.‘I am confident he will extend his stay.’
Sterling earlier posed with a Real top as he praised the “fantastic” Spanish giants, days after SunSport revealed Los Blancos were plotting a summer swoop even before City’s two-year ban from European competitions. But with Etihad chiefs set to appeal over their suspension and Real anxious not to inflame the situation, their manager Zidane said: “I can’t talk about a player who isn’t mine.“He’s a very good player, no doubt about that.”Sterling is top of the suspects to go should City’s ban be upheld and huge offers flood in.And the England attacker, 25, told Spain’s AS: “Right now I’m at City and I’m really happy.“But I say Real Madrid are a fantastic club, when you see the white shirt you know exactly what the club stands for, it’s massive.“But at the same time, I have a contract with City now and I have to respect this. But it’s a fantastic club.”City visit Real in the Champions League last 16 on Wednesday, with the Etihad return on March 17.And while Sterling has won two Premier League crowns with City, neither he nor they has ever won Europe’s top club tournament.In contrast, Real have triumphed a record 13 times, including three straight successes in Zidane’s first stint as manager.Read Also: Ighalo tipped to start for Man Utd in 3-5-2 line up vs WatfordSterling said of the French legend: “To win the Champions League so many times especially in a row as well is very difficult.“I don’t think that’s luck, it’s definitely a formula. Some people have that winning mentality and he wins by any means.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Zinedine Zidane has hailed £180million Real Madrid target Raheem Sterling as “very good” – but refused to be drawn further.Advertisement Promoted ContentWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtIs This The Most Delicious Food In The World?10 Irresistibly Cute Albino Animals That Will Make You DayEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By Odeith7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseThese Films Were Sued For The Weirdest Reasons12 Flicks That Almost Ended Their Stars’ CareersTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our Planet
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The 51-year-old was stunned by Sunday’s capitulation at St James’ Park as his run of four positive results against the Black Cats came to a spectacular end. However, he is urging his players to use the humbling 3-0 defeat to fuel them for their final five games of the season, and then into another battle for the title to be the North East’s top dogs. Pardew told the Chronicle: “Next year, we have to prove that we are a bigger and better club. That’s in terms of our Premier League position by finishing well above them. That’s what we are going to try to do next year. But first, we have got to make sure we play well in the last five games with good, solid performances.” Alan Pardew has set Newcastle the task of recovering derby pride after tasting defeat by Sunderland for the first time. Press Association Pardew’s hopes for revenge presuppose the continued presence of the Tyne-Wear rivals in next season’s Barclays Premier League, something which is currently far from certain. Despite Sunday’s famous victory, Sunderland remain only three points clear of the drop zone with Newcastle just two points better off, and both still have a significant amount of work to do. The Magpies head for West Brom on Saturday, where a repeat of last season’s 3-1 victory would be more than welcome in the circumstances. However, the Baggies, who have taken just a single point from their last three games, will be keen to address that situation in front of their own fans. Pardew will at least have a week to work with his players having seen many of them head off on international duty last month, and then have to balance the demands of their Europa League quarter-final double-header against Benfica with league games against Manchester City, Fulham and Sunderland. That could prove particularly important for men such as Mathieu Debuchy, Cheick Tiote and Hatem Ben Arfa, who have missed out in recent weeks through injury. Indeed Ben Arfa’s appearance as a substitute at the weekend was his second inside four days after just one in four months. In addition, Pardew will hope to be able to bring a new energy to the legs of Yohan Cabaye, Moussa Sissoko and Papiss Cisse, whose weariness has become increasingly apparent. Pardew said: “We certainly can do a week’s work with Hatem and Debuchy, who had his first game, and Cheick. We will do more work with him. We will give a rest to some of the other guys.”