Carbon pricing can bean effective, flexible, and low-cost approach. Affixing a price on carbon canincrease investment opportunities while allowing competition to continue,according to new findings released at the UN Climate Action Summit. TAGScarbon emissionsCarbon footprint Previous articleHyundai Steel becomes the first private partner in the SDG FundNext articleFinding the leading edge is within our grasp Babalwa BunganeBabalwa Bungane is the content producer for ESI Africa – Clarion Events Africa. Babalwa has been writing for the publication for over five years. She also contributes to sister publications; Smart Energy International and Power Engineering International. Babalwa is a social media enthusiast. The report, High-Level Commission on Carbon Pricing and Competitiveness, states that risks to global competitiveness can be mitigated by increased investment in low-carbon technologies, the adoption of other climate change policies, and a global carbon market. But these risks can be addressed throughstable and tailored policy packages, such as targeted tax reductions focused onemerging sectors and technology assistance, that will enable the transition toa low-carbon economy. Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA On the contrary, the report notes, when done right, carbon pricing has the potential to lead to the development of new industries and advance innovation in existing ones. AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector “In a relatively innovative and politicallychallenging area like carbon pricing, policy certainty is especiallyimportant,” said Anne Finucane, vice president of Bank of America. “From a competitiveness perspective, carbonpricing is only one of many factors determining global competitiveness andplays a smaller role than differences, for instance, in labour andinfrastructure.” “It is essential that before significant low-carbon capital investments are committed, a jurisdiction has truly committed to a low-carbon future as a key pillar of their economic development,” she added. “Bold and immediate commitment is needed torespond to the challenge of climate change,” said Anand Mahindra, chairman ofthe Mahindra Group and co-chair of the High-Level Commission. Funucane underscored that without thiscertainty, potential investors face significant risk. The commission behind the report was convened by the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition, a World Bank Group-supported assembly of governments, businesses, and civil society organisations that support greater ambition in carbon pricing policies. Among its discoveries:There is little evidence that carbon pricing has resulted in “carbonleakage”—the relocation of high-emitting businesses to other countries withouta carbon price or with a lower price. Generation The report found that the competitive risks of carbon pricing exist primarily for high-emitting and trade-exposed sectors, as well as the jurisdictions that depend on such sectors. Remarkable opportunities By carefully allocating emissions allowances and collecting carbon tax revenue, governments can lower other corporate taxes and provide technology innovation assistance to emerging industries. This will help ensure that companies and regions remain competitive in global markets. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon development Climate change poses threats to economies andindustries—and transitioning to a low-carbon economy is imperative to avoid itsmost dangerous impacts. But how can this be done in a way that preservescompetition in the marketplace? In fact, putting aprice on carbon sends a financial signal to private sector investors thatlow-carbon investments are valuable today and will be even more valuable in thefuture, as the report asserts. Finance and Policy Feike Sijbesma, chief executive officer of DSM and co-chair of the report, commented: “Carbon pricing has proven to be one of the most effective tools to unlock potential from the private sector, companies, as well as investors.” Mahindra noted: “Carbon pricing is an effective response, especially when coupled with other policies. It can result in remarkable opportunities for corporations, countries, and for mankind as a whole.” BRICS Putting a #PriceOnCarbon can:🚘 drive the transition to a low-carbon economy📉 reduce GHGs 🏗 create new industries & jobsRead more: https://t.co/JanTSeYvrT#UNGA pic.twitter.com/9y2hsOKD8Z— IFC (@IFC_org) September 25, 2019 Sign up for the ESI Africa newsletter
Several unexpected eliminations marked the first round of show jumping in Rio de Janeiro. Brazilian course designer Guilherme Jorge built a large track, bigger than the first round in London, but it was the final line that caused the most issues. An oxer-vertical combination, off an awkward bend that rode slightly uphill, then 4 or 5 strides to the last jump, an oxer, caused many crashes and refusals today. Notables such as Nicola Philipaerts and Jur Vrieling on Zirocco Blue were disqualified for two refusals, while several others fell off.Despite the upsets, there were 24 clear rounds produced by favourites like the current number-one ranked rider Christian Ahlmann and Taloubet Z, and defending gold medal champion Steve Guerdat and Nino des Buissonnets. Some lesser-known and/or lesser experienced riders also mastered the test, including the riders from Uruguay, Egypt, and a couple of the riders from Qatar making their Olympic debut.Despite the rails, the riders were not overly concerned with today’s results. As more than one rider mentioned, if you are going to have a rail, today is the day to do it. The results don’t count toward the team total, and only serve to set the start list for the team final. After the team competition, the top 35 riders (with a max of 3 per team) will advance to the individual final where everyone will start from scratch.Yann Candele and First Choice 15 – 4 faults.Yann Candele & First Choice 15Yann Candele of Caledon, ON, was the first Canadian in the ring in the first individual qualifier, and was one of many whose downfall was the final line, an oxer-vertical combination and then some tricky striding to the final big over. He and the 13-year-old Hanoverian gelding First Choice 15, a relatively new partnership who have been together just over year, lowered the first oxer and then had a bit of a hairy ride to the finish line over the remaining two fences. When asked how he felt his round went, Candele said, “I’m satisfied, but not really happy. I was planning maybe eight or seven [coming into the first oxer from a big plank jump]. I did seven and overdid it, so I got there a little bit early. It’s just a question of deciding if you want to do the outside or stay on the track. I was a little bit inside and got there early and off-balance and it killed all my momentum.”He was quick to not put the blame on his horse. “I think the horse did really well – he was going to go clear, so a little rider mistake but no damage, and we keep going. We’ll see in two days; now we feel the ring. It was a good height today and I’m sure it’s going to get bigger, so it’s exciting.”Regarding the long stretch since this horse’s last competition, Candele said, “First of all, I think it was [the same] for everybody – there was a quarantine that had to be done so that was already 10 days. The travel time, horses did six days already. I did [shows] earlier in the year – I did a lot in Florida in the spring and after we slowed down, because we knew what he was capable of doing. Then it was just to maintain the whole situation and try to bring him in the best form possible.”Tiffany Foster and Tripple X III – 4 faults.Tiffany Foster & Tripple X IIITiffany Foster and the 14-year-old Anglo European stallion Tripple X III were second up for Canada, and also a victim of the infamous bogey line to finish with four faults. She explained why it was such a problem for so many. “It’s very big, it’s quite spooky and airy and even for an experienced horse you don’t want to leave them alone there. So I put a bit of leg on that he actually didn’t need and that’s why I had that little fault. I’m not too concerned about that. I think that in a competition like this, if you are ever going to have a fault, that’s the one to have and today’s the day to have it, with my particular horse. We gambled a little bit with that, we didn’t put any back boots on him or anything like that. We have a few little tricks in our bag for the next rounds, so we definitely didn’t tap out today; we’ve got a lot more in store.”She continued, “It’s just such an awkward angle to get at it and it’s big enough. The distance is a little bit in between, so I think for certain horses the number was very evident. With a horse like mine – big stride, big scopey horse, not going to look at anything – you’re on seven [strides] every day. For an inexperienced horse, or a horse that might shift to the right, or a horse that might need a little run at that oxer to get across it, a little less scope, you would probably fade out and make eight. It becomes quite technical and I think that Gui is sort of a genius at that kind of a thing. This has taken a few people pretty hard. You are going to see a lot more lines like that coming up. As you would expect for the Olympic Games, it’s going to be very beneficial to have a rideable, scopey horse like mine!”She stressed the importance of confidence in this sport. “If you can win a class at every show before you get here, you feel pretty good about it. I think that’s definitely where I’m at right now. In the last four years, since the last Games until now, I’ve jammed quite a bit of experience in. I definitely feel way more prepared and pretty good about it.”Amy Millar and Heros – clear round!Amy Millar & Heros“It feels amazing!” said a delighted Amy Millar after her clear round aboard Heros. Millar, 39, was making her Olympic debut on the nine-year-old Belgian Warmblood gelding owned by AMMO Investments. The fault-free effort had the Canadian fans screaming and waving flags in the stands. “I’m so happy. Yesterday, I was too relaxed, and today I figured out how to get right in the right place. As you know, anything can happen at the Olympics. We see it in every sport. It’s about keeping it together here. My horse has never been in as good a form as he is here this week; he feels amazing. I just had to make sure I was in the same place and that’s what happened.”“This course is designed so that if they hesitate for one second you are going to make a mistake. That’s sort of why I went in and galloped around. Obviously that last line is the hardest. I wanted to make sure when I told him go, he listened.”Concerned father Ian Millar was worried about the bogey fences. “He was quite stressed out about that last line,” admitted Amy. “Three strides out it looks like it’s okay ‒ and then it’s not. That combination goes uphill the last three strides. It’s on a curve and goes up a hill so if the horses lose their motor, then it goes really poorly. He said he couldn’t watch that part, which is unusual; I’ve never heard him say that.” Ian added, “It’s a whole new level of excitement. It gives me such pride and joy and pleasure to watch daughter Amy do this today. There’s just nothing like it, it doesn’t compare.”Does following in her father’s footsteps add any additional angst to an already stressful situation? “I wouldn’t say that adds any pressure, it’s an advantage to me,” said Amy. “There are a lot of things that are unique to the Olympic experience, so I when I came up with 50 questions last week he knew all the answers.“It’s not even about riding, its about logistics and all the things that are different here than anywhere else. I don’t want to worry about anything other than that [pointing at ring]. Other than going around that ring correctly, that’s all I want to have to worry about. So his experience is really beneficial to me to allow me to do that. Not to mention we walked the course and he knows the plan like that. I would stare at it and wonder and he knows immediately what should be done. It gives you a lot of confidence.“That’s the beauty of horses,” she finished. “If we were both runners, I think maybe there would be a lot more pressure, because it’s just about how fast you are. Here it’s about your partner and there’s ups and downs. I don’t feel that I have to be him. I feel like I should be me and I’ve very proud of everything he is.”Millar described how she personally keeps it together in this Olympic pressure-cooker, mentally and physically. “It’s about keeping the body fresh and the mind in check. It’s an all-day affair with me with multiple strategies. Between special foods and angels in my pocket, I also listen to music, I do yoga. I watch a certain amount [of rides], but not too many. It goes on and on. The good news is I do have a bit of a routine. Last night I was home at seven doing the things I needed to do because we had to wake up at five this morning.”Looking ahead to Monday’s team competition, Millar concluded, ”There is no better position to be in. I wanted to be able to go into the Nations Cup with confidence and I’ve put myself in the best position to be able to do that that I could have possibly done. My phone has been blowing up. All these people want me to do well and all that positive energy has got to do something. I think they helped me get across the jumps today.”Eric Lamaze and Fine Lady 5 – clear round!Eric Lamaze and Fine Lady 5Eric Lamaze rode as ‘anchor’ with the talented mare Fine Lady 5, a 13-year-old Hanoverian mare owned by Artisan Farms LLC and Torrey Pines Stables. Together this pair have had a great run-up to these Games, grabbing two big wins at CSIO Aachen, GER, in July.Lamaze left no doubt from the the second he crossed the start line that he was here to reclaim his Olympic title. Their aggressive, swift round left all the sticks up. Lamaze explained the speed factor. “I knew from the beginning that zero remains tied and it doesn’t do any placings for today, but every competition that I go to I do a speed round prior to a big event – a table A speed 1.55 – I ride it like that and I said that at the Olympics I wasn’t going to change the way that I approach things. I know the time doesn’t mean anything, but she gets very, very scopey and careful off a good gallop the first day, and it sort of sets up the week. So for me, I didn’t really ride my plan to be perfectly honest, I had planned something a little different to the triple, but sometimes you have to listen to your horse and she was speaking louder than me, so I said ‘you seem to know what you’re doing, let’s go with it.’”With 63 horses going in front of him, Lamaze was a bit concerned about the bogey line at the end. “You can’t help but be worried – you see great horses being eliminated and crashes and this and that. I know my horse and she doesn’t often look at something and say, ‘I’m scared of it.’ She gets quite bold about it. I did put a little extra kick there, for sure.”Lamaze compare this trip to the Games to London, following the death of Hickstead, “I had to take a young horse that wasn’t ready to do the Olympics, but the team needed me to go. I went, but I really didn’t love my chances at that particular time. It’s nice to be back in a Olympics with a really good chance to win. The previous horse [Derly Chin De Muze] was good; it was just way too early in her career.”Commenting about teammate Amy Millar’s fabulous clear round over this big, tough course at her first Olympics, Lamaze said, “That shows you what kind of rider she is. She had a training round yesterday that wasn’t what we had in mind. A nine-year-old horse, she well-earned her spot on this team, and she came back today with Ian giving her the right commands. But you’ve still got to deliver it in the ring and she did just that. Canada should be proud of her – she’s riding the least experienced horse here at the Games, so what she did is pretty amazing.” Tags: Eric Lamaze, Yann Candele, Tiffany Foster, Amy Millar, 2016 Rio Olympic Games, 2016 Rio Jumping, Horse Sport Enews Email* More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business. 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Kuzma/iStockBy AARON KATERSKY and EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A teenager who pleaded guilty to robbery in the fatal stabbing of Barnard College student Tessa Majors is set to be sentenced on Monday. The teenager, now 14, was charged as a juvenile, as he was 13 at the time of the murder in December 2019.He is expected to be sentenced to a minimum of six months to a maximum of 18 months in a limited-security facility. He will get credit for the time served since his arrest.Majors, 18, was stabbed to death on Dec. 11 in upper Manhattan’s Morningside Park, just off the campus of Columbia University, as three teenagers tried to rob her. Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance said Majors’ last words were “Help me! I’m being robbed.” The other two teenage boys arrested, Rashaun Weaver and Luchiano Lewis, were both 14 at the time and were charged as adults.Weaver is accused of fatally stabbing Majors as Lewis allegedly held her in a headlock. Their trials on murder and robbery charges are pending. Both have pleaded not guilty. Lewis’ attorney declined to comment to ABC News on Monday. Weaver’s attorney could not immediately be reached for comment.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
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REQUIRED SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONSMinimum Training and Experience Required to Perform Essential Job FunctionsSKILLS REQUIRED Title: Division Assistant, Student Development/Business Reports to: Director of Student Development and Dean of Liberal Arts, Business, and Information TechnologyGrade: B22 FLSA: Non-Exempt Date: March 2021 KEY MEASURABLE EXPECTATIONS: The following are duties that are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required or assigned. Lewis & Clark Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, LCCC will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. It is also the policy of the College to prohibit any form of harassment based on an individual’s protected status, such as gender, color, race, ancestry, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, citizenship status, sexual orientation or other protected group status as defined by law. If interested, please contact the Human Resource Department, Erickson Hall – Room 107. PURPOSE OF POSITION: Provide administrative assistance to Director of Student Development and to the Business Division assisting with institutionalized operations, ongoing projects and daily processes. Make appointments and schedule meetings Maintain confidentiality of student, faculty, and staff matters Process and compose letters, forms, memos, emails, spreadsheets, presentations, grant documents, and reports using Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Colleague Maintain electronic and paper filing systems Take and screen telephone calls Process purchase orders, requisitions, travel requests, and work orders Support full-time and adjunct Business Division and Student Development faculty Order books and supplies Assist with class scheduling and staffing Prepare faculty payroll information Process hiring paperwork and schedule drug screenings for new adjuncts Track grant spending and prepare draft financial reports for Accounting Maintain specialized databases as reference for Campus Security, Vice President of Academic Affairs, and designated Student Development staff. Document and maintain locating system for all non-ambulatory students in the event of emergency evacuation. Other duties as assigned. A.A.S. Office Technology/Administrative Assistant or equivalent experience required Twelve months of secretarial/office experience Data entry experience Knowledge of Microsoft Office – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, experience with Colleague Demonstrated communication skills. Ability to work as a team member. Ability to discern appropriate actions in confidential and potentially volatile situations. Demonstrated office technology skills including typing, filing and organization. Possess a high level of computer and technology literacy. Ability to multi-task with a consistent approach to customer service. Ability to work with little supervision to complete tasks.
The letter from Councillor Peter Turner of Bath in last week’s routeONE was absolutely pathetic.He’s wanting to fine drivers for dropping off outside a restaurant, but the drivers aren’t there because they want to be. They don’t want to be there any more than he wants them to be there. They’re working, and that’s where they’ve been directed to be.It would be far better for Cllr Turner to work with the restaurant and coach operators to find a solution that makes everybody happy. To simply fine drivers, rather than holding a meeting and sorting it out, is appalling.John Cropley,Cropley Coaches,Boston,Lincolnshire
Overly harsh coronavirus lockdown measures risk “fatigue” and a “counter reaction” from people who stop following government advice, said Sweden’s Deputy Prime Minister Isabella Lövin.Sweden has adopted a different strategy to most European countries with far less restrictive social distancing measures. Schools, bars, restaurants and shops are open and gatherings of up to 50 people are allowed in the country.Lövin told the BBC’s Andrew Marr Program that the Swedish government’s approach recognized that the coronavirus pandemic would be a “marathon not a sprint,” but she said it was “a myth that Sweden has not taken serious steps.” “I think every country needs to take its own measures according to its traditions and its system of government,” she said. “The real fear if you have too harsh measures is that they can’t be sustained over time and you can get a counter reaction and people will not respect the voluntary recommendations that will need to be respected for a very long time.””We don’t want to fatigue the population and it is a fact that the Swedish people are to a very large extent supportive,” she said.Asked if the Swedish government was following a “herd immunity” strategy, she said: “That is not the strategy … The strategy is to try to confirm the spread of the virus and to limit the deaths.” Also On POLITICO Coronavirus in Europe: Coverage in full By POLITICO
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreRecently, a coaching client of mine had an epiphany in the midst of a two-hour walk in nature. There, in the rare quiet of her busy life, she discovered she actually could hear herself thinking. What is more, to her surprise and amazement, the chatter she heard running like a soundtrack in her mind was cacophonous and negative. Not the ominous negativity of someone who is suicidal or homicidal. Rather, “little negatives,” as Normal Vincent Peale called them. She heard herself making insidious statements like, “I don’t think I’ll be able to do this,” and “I don’t seem to be able to get what I want.” Little did she know just how this realization would become a cornerstone to greater success, happiness, and productivity.“Attitudes are more important than facts.” – Karl Menninger, M.D. In our coaching session, she wondered aloud how changing her thoughts might help. She seemed to sense that this one, seemingly small, change could yield abundant results. She mused on the following questions. What if she learned to catch herself in the act of thinking negatively? Could she replace these corrosive, negative thoughts with positive ones? What would happen if she did?She indeed had found an essential key to her future success and productivity. This story demonstrates how we create our own stress as well as our own energy, success, and happiness.Stress Is a VerbPeople commonly think of stress as a noun, as in “I have so much stress in my life.” However, in actuality, it is a verb, as in “I am stressing about this project or outcome.” An anxiety-provoking task, such as standing in front of the Board of Directors to present a report, may not be of our choosing. But we can choose to maximize or minimize our stressing by how we think about it.Why People Create Their Own StressWho would seek to be stressed? Very few of us would, at least on a conscious level. However, below the surface, it may be a different story. We may find value in creating our own stress: We may think of stress as a motivator. Without it, we fear we might lose our competitive edge or become slackers. We may have learned it as children from adults in our lives who constantly fretted and worried — many of whom even “disasterized” that ruin surely was nipping at their heels. Before we were able to consciously choose, we developed that authority figure’s stressing habit.We may have learned that ‘being perfect’ is the price of admission to the hearts of important people. Because perfection is unattainable, we continually worry that we will be found out. This often leads to a compulsion for dotting every i and crossing every t. In the end, nothing is completed — or if it is, we insist it is unworthy. We may have learned to expect the unexpected, often citing ‘Murphy’s Law,’ which has led straight to a self-fulfilling prophesy of inconsistency and even chaos. It, consequently, became the norm. We may have became addicted to the adrenalin rush we get from always being stressed — sucking down coffee to fuel even faster speeds. We rationalize this keeps us on our toes. Maybe so. But how long can this pace be maintained?What is the common denominator in all of these? Stress has become normal. And therefore, comfortable. We have difficulty recognizing it actually poses a problem. Harder still is contemplating giving it up. The most difficult of all is actually giving it up.If you are preoccupied with thoughts that make you anxious, try these anti-stress methodologies, which can help you gradually learn to replace your worry habit with positive thinking.Tips For Stress BustingWhen you hear yourself “disasterizing,” stop and do a reality check. Is it true that nothing ever works out for you, or that you never do anything right? Probably notLet go of the negative thought by actually watching it float away like a balloonReplace it with a positive, affirming thought, such as, I can figure this out, or I can ask for help if I need itBe patient with yourself while you are learning to practice this new perspective. Soon, it will become second natureIf you continue to have trouble with this approach, ask for help of a trusted friend, coach, or therapistAs you learn this new orientation to stress, watch in amazement as your stress decreases and as your mood becomes more upbeat. And don’t forget to enjoy the steps along the way to a more relaxed and competent you.Dr. Beth Erickson is Founder and CEO of Erickson Consulting International. She is an executive coach, business consultant, and professional speaker based in the Minneapolis, MN area. She has been a family and marital therapist for over three decades and is the author of three books. Her most recent published book is Longing For Dad: Father Loss and Its Impact. www.DrBethErickson.comAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore
Ana Villafañe View Comments Jelani Remy Brian Stokes Mitchell Tina Turner(Photo provided by Polk & Co.) Adam Chanler-Berat Josh Groban Adam Chanler-Berat & More to Star in How to Load a Musket Off-BroadwayA talented group of stars have been selected to headline How to Load a Musket, a new play by Talene Monahon set to make its world premiere at off-Broadway’s 59E59 Theaters next year. Jaki Bradley will direct the production, scheduled to begin previews on January 11, 2020 and officially open on January 16. The cast will include Adam Chanler-Berat, Ryan Spahn, Richard Topol, Carolyn Braver, David J. Cork, Andy Taylor, Lucy Taylor and Nicole Villamil. How to Load a Musket explores the unique and all-consuming hobby of people who reeanact the Civil War. Zoe Sarnak, of the Broadway-bound Empire Records musical, will pen original songs for the work. The production will play a limited engagement through January 26, 2020.Casting Complete for New West End Comedy Upstart CrowFull casting is here for Upstart Crow, a stage adaptation of the BBC sitcom set to arrive in London’s West End next year. The previously announced world premiere comedy will begin previews on February 7, 2020 and officially open on February 18 at the Gielgud Theatre. Newly announced stars include Helen Monks as Susanna, Rob Rouse as Bottom, Steve Speirs as Burbage and Mark Heap (who plays Robert Greene on the TV series) as Dr. John Hall. They join the previosly announced David Mitchelll and Gemma Whelan reprising their screen turns as Will Shakepeare and Kate, respectively.Spring Awakening Originals to Perform at NY Stage & Film GalaA starry lineup of performers and presenters have been announced to toast honorees Tom Hulce and Diana DiMenna at New York Stage and Film’s upcoming annual gala. The previously announced event, directed by Sammi Cannold, will be held at The Ziegfeld Ballroom on December 8. Performances will include a number from Jonathan Groff, Lea Michele and John Gallagher Jr., original stars of Spring Awakening (which was produced by Hulce), along with songs from Brittain Ashford, Cosmo Castaldi, Daya Curley, Sofia Dobrushin, Marcy Harriell, Van Hughes, Taylor Symone Jackson, Nasia Thomas, Ana Villafañe and Candice Marie Woods. The event will also include remarks by Annette Bening, Josh Groban, Michael Mayer and Heidi Schreck.Ain’t Too Proud to Open NBC’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade SpecialGet ready! The Tony-nominated musical Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations has finalized details of its performance for Thursday’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade special. The previously announced television event will begin at 9:00am ET on NBC. Ain’t Too Proud will kick off with the TV program with a medley of “Get Ready,” “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg” and “I Can’t Get Next To You.” The hit musical, which plays Broadway’s Imperial Theatre, is headlined by Tony nominees Derrick Baskin as Otis Williams and Ephraim Sykes as David Ruffin, with James Harkness as Paul Williams and former Broadway.com vloggers Jelani Remy as Eddie Kendricks and Jawan M. Jackson as Melvin Franklin. Tune in on Thursday and make plans to see Ain’t Too Proud on Broadway soon! Ariana DeBose Annette Bening Star Files Derrick Baskin James Harkness Lea Michele View All (14) Jonathan Groff Heidi Schreck Ephraim Sykes Here’s a quick roundup of stories you might have missed today. Watch Three Casts of Tina Wish a Happy 80th Birthday to Tina TurnerToday is a big day for the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll. Tina Turner celebrates her 80th birthday, and a whole slew of stars are helping to celebrate. In commemoration of Turner’s milestone birthday, the casts of Tina: The Tina Turner Musical from Broadway, London’s West End and Hamburg, Germany lent their voices to a slew of warm wishes for the star whose life is the basis for their smash hit. Other performers who joined in include Tony winner Brian Stokes Mitchell, Tony nominee Ariana DeBose, Ringo Starr and Bryan Adams. Watch the lovely tribute below and then make plans to experience Tina for yourself. John Gallagher Jr.
A colorful LFL on Birch.In our prowls around NEJC, we stumbled onto two more Little Free Libraries to add to the growing list of reading opportunities while on your daily walk.These are both found in north Roeland Park. The first is in the 5100 block of Birch and the second, complete with a reading bench, can be found near Pawnee and 48th Street.Enjoy the selections.This one comes with a reading bench.