PG&E Continues to Bolster Senior Leadership Team, Appoints Marlene Santos as Executive Vice President…

first_img WhatsApp Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – February 23, 2021 Twitter Marlene Santos Executive Vice President and Chief Customer Officer WhatsApp Previous articleHow the pandemic has changed rush hourNext articleADC Announces Appointment of COO & SVP Product Digital AIM Web Support Pinterestcenter_img TAGS  Twitter Local NewsBusiness Pinterest Facebook PG&E Continues to Bolster Senior Leadership Team, Appoints Marlene Santos as Executive Vice President and Chief Customer Officerlast_img read more

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Lesli Margherita Returns to Matilda’s Revolting Children

first_imgTaylor Trensch, Lesli Margherita and Gabriel Ebert in ‘Matilda'(Photo: Joan Marcus) Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 1, 2017 Matilda The Queen is back on the Main Stem being a little bit naughty! Original Great White Way cast member and legendary Broadway.com vlogger Lesli Margherita returns to Matilda on September 6. The Olivier winner takes over for Amy Spanger as Mrs. Wormwood in the musical, while Jennifer Blood, who played Miss Honey on the national tour, will also join the Broadway company on the same date, replacing Allison Case. The production is set to shutter on January 1, 2017 at the Shubert Theatre.Margherita won an Olivier Award for her performance in Zorro in the West End. Her additional credits include Man of La Mancha, Showboat, Little Shop of Horrors and Dames at Sea. Blood’s Broadway credits include Violet and A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder.Directed by Tony and Olivier Award winner Matthew Warchus, Matilda is the story of an extraordinary girl who dreams of a better life. Armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, Matilda dares to take a stand and change her destiny. Based on the beloved Roald Dahl novel of the same name, the musical features a book by Dennis Kelly and music and lyrics by Tim Minchin.The cast currently additionally includes Bryce Ryness as Miss Trunchbull, Rick Holmes as Mr. Wormwood (to be replaced by John Sanders on September 13) and Natalie Venetia Belcon as Mrs. Phelps. Ava Briglia, Aviva Winick and Willow McCarthy share the title role.The Olivier-winning London production of Matilda continues to run at the West End’s Cambridge Theatre.center_img View Comments Star Files Lesli Margheritalast_img read more

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Speakers propose innovations for public schooling

first_imgThe USC Alumni Education Network hosted “The Business of Education,” featuring two speakers who discussed the challenges and innovations possible in public schooling.The event, which took place last week at the Ronald Tutor Campus Center, featured Don Brann and Matthew Wunder. Brann holds degrees from both the Marshall School of Business and the Rossier School of Education.  He has a 40-year career in education, which includes creating Da Vinci Schools, a chain of charter schools in the U.S. that promotes real world experience and project-based learning, and leading various school districts.  Wunder is the CEO and one of the founders of Da Vinci Schools, with 25 years of experience in the education industry.Wunder and Brann started the event with an exercise that was meant to teach the audience how difficult it is to deal with a school budget.  Brann spoke of how people often think of budget cuts as an obligation to cut costs, but he sees it as an opportunity to recruit more students.“When I see there is some kind of discrepancy between what resources I have … and what I want to do. What I do is, I do not think of cutting things, I think of raising the revenue,” he said. “And, the main way to raise revenue is to raise the number of students that you serve.”Having been successful in raising student enrollment at the Wiseburn Unified School District in California, Brann suggested ideas for increasing enrollment rates.  He told the audience that customer service was one of the most important things to focus on.“I view America as a place that does not have sufficient customer service, and Americans are very hungry for people to work with and to serve them that care,” he said. “To me, the way to connect people and to hook them was to give them great customer service, so that is what we based the transformation of Wiseburn School District.”He noticed that many of the students in the district came from homes where their parents were working full time, and they often found themselves coming back from school to an empty house.  Brann addressed this problem by implementing a before- and after-school program, in which he helped build a bridge between the parents’ schedules and the kids’ schedules in school.  By making parents’ lives work logistically, he helped increase the amount of students enrolled.Additionally, Brann made changes in the school to account for what parents’ valued in a school.  Brann implemented lower class sizes and easier access to the principal, among other details that parents’ were interested in.  He also achieved higher test scores. Then, the program was marketed through offices of big employers throughout the district, ones that would attract busy parents who wanted their children in good schools.In the 15 years that Brann worked in the Wiseburn School District, he never made budget cuts. Instead of layoffs and slashing the budget, he implemented things that would attract more students to enroll and, therefore, increase revenue.Brann’s new project is working with the Inglewood School District, where he said he has found many problems with corruption and bad management.  When he arrived, Brann found that people were stealing food and textbooks and then reselling them for a profit. In the last seven years, Brann said Inglewood has lost 28 percent of its students. Brann’s new project is to save Inglewood from debt and plummeting enrollment rates.Wunder closed the event with information on the difficulties students are facing on the path from education to employment. He discussed how he and Brann are trying to improve this process for students through the Da Vinci Schools.Instead of being focused on test scores, Da Vinci Schools focus on habits of mind — such as character and perseverance — 21st century skills, presentational learning and public speaking skills.The speakers said that though there are 30 million Americans looking for work, there are also 5 million unfilled jobs across the country because applicants don’t have the skills employers are looking for.  There is a big discrepancy between what employees offer and what employers are looking for, and this has caused a huge employment crisis in America.This is one of the main reasons why Wunder and Brann helped found the Da Vinci Schools.  They aim to graduate students with the skills that employers are looking for in potential candidates.“Our education to employment pipeline doesn’t line up well with jobs,” Wunder said, “And so the transformation that we think needs to happen is that we connect the pipeline and we start with the end user, those employers.”last_img read more

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Ben produces his best to lead McGregor Trophy

first_img18 Jul 2018 Ben produces his best to lead McGregor Trophy Tags: Ben Schmidt, McGregor Trophy Image copyright Leaderboard Photographycenter_img Yorkshire boys’ champion Ben Schmidt pulled out his best ever competitive round to take the halfway lead in the McGregor Trophy at Kedleston Park, Derbyshire.He shot five-under 67 – the joint low score of the day – to get to six-under after 36 holes of the English U16 boys’ open championship.The 15-year-old from Rotherham (pictured) remarked afterwards: “It’s the best score I’ve ever shot in competition and a big achievement for myself.”The omens were good from the start. His drive on the par five 1st found trouble and he had to chip out – but got up and down for birdie from 165 yards.“I thought that’s not a bad start,” he said. “Then I followed up with another birdie on the next hole where I holed from about 15ft. That’s what got it going.”Schmidt had played well yesterday and it gave him confidence for today’s round – and he was rewarded when his putts dropped.He’s one shot ahead of first round leader Oscar Bartram (Notts) who added two-under 70 to his opening 69.A further shot back is George Leigh (Trevose), who shared the low score of the day with his 67. He is tied in third place with Reuben Bather of Wales who was three under today.Leigh’s score took him to four-under for the championship and was particularly memorable for the nine birdies it included. “I birdied half the holes, it’s the most birdies I’ve ever had in a round,” said the 16-year old.He set up his score with dazzling iron play, leaving himself with makeable putts which he duly converted. For example, he had a run of four consecutive birdies from the 14th where he holed out from 1ft, 4ft, 2in and 8ft.“I gave myself a lot of opportunities,” said Leigh, who is getting back into competitive golf after concentrating on his exams. “I haven’t played much for the last four months but I’ve practised quite a lot recently.”After today’s round the field was cut to the leading 40 players and ties who return for the final 36 holes tomorrow. A total of 44 players with scores of five-over and better qualified.last_img read more

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Living Well Thurston Workshop Series

first_imgFacebook9Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Thurston County Health and Public ServicesIf you live with a chronic health condition like arthritis, chronic pain, depression, diabetes, heart disease, cancer or MS, then the Thurston County Public Health and Social Services, Living Well Thurston workshop series is for you!Living Well Thurston is a series of community workshops, sometimes referred to as a Chronic Disease Self-Management Program, developed by Stanford University. Workshops are two-and-a-half-hour sessions held once a week for six weeks. This program helps you take control of your health! Workshop sessions are facilitated by two trained leaders with at least one having personal experience with a chronic health condition. This program can increase your ability to manage your chronic condition and live a more active and fulfilling life. Some topics included in the workshops are: action planning, problem solving, pain/fatigue management, how to plan for your future, healthy eating, medication management, making informed decisions, physical activity, how to work with your healthcare provider and system, and many more.The workshops are free to participants and includes a Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions book. Our next workshop series is every Thursday, October 10 – November 14, 2019, 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.For more information, or to register, contact Lesley Price at 360-867-2515, or send an email to [email protected] more here.Registration deadline: September 30, 2019last_img read more

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Rough start for Smokies at Showcase tournament

first_imgShane Poulsen scored the only goal for Trail.Braden Krogfoss took the loss in goal for the Smokies.Saturday, Cowichan Valley scored five third period markers to blast Trail 8-1.Leading 3-1 after two periods, Cowichan Valley scored four special teams goals — three on the power play and one shorthanded — to dump Trail.Team captain Garrett McMullen scored the lone goal for Trail.Lyndon Stanwood was in goal for Trail.Trail travels to the B.C. Interior for games Friday in Prince George and Saturday in Merritt.The first home game is Friday, September 21, against West Kelowna Warriors. It’s a been a slow start to the B.C. Hockey League season for the Trail Smoke Eaters.The Silver City squad was outscored 12-2 in dropping a pair of games to Merritt and Cowichan Valley during the BCHL’s Showcase tournament this weekend in Chilliwack.The Centennials scored twice in the first and third periods en route to the 4-1 victory Sunday.Penalty trouble did the Smokies in as power play goals by Sean Maktaak and another by Sebastien Pare did Trail in.last_img read more

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Injured woman airlifted off Errigal

first_imgA walker has been airlifted to safety after becoming injured on Errigal today.The alert was raised after 5pm, when Donegal Mountain Rescue volunteers were tasked to find a female walker.The Rescue 118 helicopter was then called to assist the operation. The woman was successfully located and placed on board the helicopter shortly after 6.30pm. The extent of her injuries is not yet known.The DMR team has been stood down. Injured woman airlifted off Errigal was last modified: June 22nd, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Farmers getting caught up in between rains

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest In a small window of opportunity with no rain, many farmers around Ohio are getting in the fields while the getting is good. Bradley Ott, Account Manager with DuPont Pioneer talks about all of the activities going on in the southwest part of the state as farmers try to get as caught up as possible after the onslaught of June rains.last_img

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WATCH: Christian Standhardinger launches new vlog

first_imgQC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort In the 12-minute video, the Fil-German forward showed the fans a glimpse of how his day went as he came from Hong Kong to Manila and back again after San Miguel made him the number one overall selection in this year’s draft.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutStandhardinger promised to release more vlogs in the future as he hopes to draw closer to his Filipino roots before playing in the PBA.“I’ll post more vlogs showing my life and tell the fans to subscribe to my channel,” he said. CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Read Next Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf PLAY LIST 01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LATEST STORIES Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMCcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ San Miguel selects Christian Standhardinger as the top overall pick in the 2017 PBA Draft. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netWho would have thought that the top pick of the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft is also a techie?Christian Standhardinger launched a new YouTube channel and posted his first vlog on Saturday which documented his journey in the annual draft selection.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Standhardinger is currently playing with Hong Kong Eastern Sports Club for the upcoming 2018 ASEAN Basketball League season before coming back here in the Philippines to debut for San Miguel Beermen midway in the next season. Namajunas ready for what comes next as UFC’s new superstar John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding View commentslast_img read more

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23 days agoSemedo hails Barcelona fight-back to defeat Inter Milan

first_imgSemedo hails Barcelona fight-back to defeat Inter Milanby Carlos Volcano23 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveNelson Semedo hailed Barcelona’s fight-back for their Champions League win over Inter Milan.Luis Suarez struck twice in the 2-1 victory.”We were strong enough to turn the result around,” said the Portuguese full-back. On Luis Suarez and Leo Messi, who scored or created the goals, he added: “They are two players who make the difference.”He also praised Arturo Vidal, who crossed for Suarez’s opener.”Arturo Vidal was really good, we’re used to the fight he gives and he was key in the team’s comeback.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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