South Dining Hall was evacuated and the start of dinner delayed Sunday afternoon due to a small fire in the serving area, dining hall staff said. Dining hall manager Dennis Smith said the open flame was not big enough to trip the fire alarms, but it was close enough to an oil spray can to risk a small explosion, so dining hall staff evacuated those who would be in the affected area — the serving area and Reckers. The announcement, made through pager and PA systems, did not reach the Observer office in the basement of the building.The building was closed for about 30 minutes past the start of dinner hours at 4:30 p.m. Notre Dame Fire Department officers at the scene said the cause of the fire was still under investigation. Tags: fire, Notre Dame Fire Department, South Dining Hall
‘Yours Unfaithfully’ Yours Unfaithfully Tickets are now available for the world premiere of Miles Malleson’s Yours Unfaithfully, an “un-Romantic Comedy” about the price of free love. Directed by Jonathan Bank, the production will play a limited engagement from December 27 through February 18, 2017. Opening night is scheduled for January 26 at the Beckett Theater at Theatre Row.The cast will include Max von Essen, who recently finished up a Tony-nominated run in An American in Paris, along with Todd Cerveris, Mikaela Izquierdo, Elisabeth Gray and John Hutton.Yours Unfaithfully was published in 1933 but never produced, making this Mint Theater production a very belated world premiere. The play is an intimate peek behind the closed doors of an open marriage. Stephen and Anne, blissfully happy for eight years, are committed to living up to their ideals. When Stephen, a writer who isn’t writing, begins to sink into a funk of unproductive moodiness, Anne encourages him to seek out a fresh spark. Can their marriage survive uncompromising generosity, sacrifice and love? Related Shows View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Feb. 18, 2017
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Casper Star Tribune:Coal giant Arch Resources, Inc. plans to aggressively shrink thermal coal operations in the Powder River Basin, outlining a shift toward coking coal and steel production in an investor call on Thursday.Arch anticipates slashing thermal coal production by another 50% over the next two to three years at its coal mines in the Powder River Basin. The firm went so far as to suggest it would be looking for “an appropriate” buyer for certain assets, and if no buyers are found, significantly scale down production. Arch operates the Black Thunder mine — the second largest mine producing over 10% of the nation’s coal — as well as the Coal Creek mine in Wyoming.“We have launched an accelerated effort to evaluate strategic alternatives for our thermal operations, including possible divestiture,” Paul Lang, Arch’s chief executive officer, said in a statement. “Simultaneously, we are finalizing plans to shrink the operational footprint at these operations, with a particular emphasis on our Powder River Basin assets, where we are sharply focused on systematically reducing our asset retirement and related mine closure obligations.”“I think there are buyers out there,” Lang added during the investor call. “…If you stand back and look at the basin, there have been some non-traditional players come in, and they come in in various ways. It will be kind of interesting to see how this plays out in the next couple of months.”The company also reported a net loss of $191.5 million in the third quarter and a $163 million non-cash write down of assets at “several of its legacy thermal operations.” Black Thunder coal firm was not included in this impairment, according to the company.But a write down for Black Thunder is likely around the corner, according to Rob Godby, economist at the University of Wyoming and associate dean of the Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources. “It has to be. If you’re saying that you’re going to reduce production by 50%, that means that the asset value of that mine has just declined by half, give or take.” Godby continued: “I think what we need to do is pay attention. This company is the second largest company in the basin, operating the second largest mine — a mine that produces 10% of the country’s coal. They are signaling very clearly that they would like to leave this market, and they would like to reduce their production by as much as 50% in the next few years.”Arch’s Powder River Basin mines produced nearly 75 million tons of coal last year. But it forecast significantly lower production levels for 2020. Less than 55 million tons of coal will be mined this year at its mines in the basin, due to an “enormous demand shock,” according to company executives. In comparison, Arch’s Black Thunder mine alone produced over 116 million tons of coal in 2010, according to the Mining, Safety and Health Administration.[Camille Erickson]More: Major Wyoming coal company suffers huge losses, plans to divest from thermal coal Arch to sharply cut PRB coal production, continue shift to met coal
Asheville sucks, don’t go there.Your outdoor news bulletin for April 9, the day General Robert E. Lee surrendered at Appomattox in 1865:Fatal Fall at Crabtree FallsAn 18-year-old Liberty College student fell to her death at Crabtree Falls Monday evening, another fatality to add to the list of at least 28 people who have died at the falls in the last several years. Nelson County Sheriff’s Office Investigators say Faith Helbig was hiking with a group of fellow students when she wandered off the trail and fell off the top of the falls around 5:30pm, calling it a “tragic hiking accident.” With no cell phone service in the area, some of the group had to hike out before calling the rescue team who were able to extract the Helbig’s body late Monday night. Signage around the falls, touted as the highest waterfall east of the Mississippi, is prominent and warns against getting too close and leaving the trail. This one hits home as Crabtree is one of the more popular hikes around our home in Charlottesville. please be careful out there during hiking season.Asheville Not That Great, ApparentlyThis one also hits close to home…our second home in the mountains. According to David Landsel, a contributing editor at airfarewatchdog.org and the Huffington Post, Asheville, N.C. is one of the world’s most overrated destinations. Not just the nation, mind you, all of the Earth. Also making the list were Berlin, Costa Rica, the Caribbean, and Austin, TX in the top spot. Landsel claims that the people of Asheville “seem really annoyed by everything” and calls the “physically and emotionally fragmented mountain town” a “Hamptons with no beach.” As an alternative, he recommends going to Mt. Mitchell, the Blue Ridge Parkway and Great Smoky Mountains National Park, all conveniently around Asheville. Um, what?Appalachian Trail Visitor Center RedesignJust in time for the thru-hikers passing through the state, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy‘s Mid-Atlantic Regional Office will unveil its redesigned building in Bolling Spring, Penn. on Friday. Included in the upgrades is a series of new informational panels of an overview of the trail, its history, and the history of the conservancy and was made possible by a grant from the Cumberland Valley Visitors Bureau. The A.T. passes right through the middle of Bolling Springs and practically past the front door of the visitor center, so this will be a great improvement for hikers and visitors alike. Last year the center saw over 4,500 visitors.
105SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Some people are born leaders, others have to work a little harder to carry a leadership role. Regardless, there is always room to grow.Business Insider gives nine leadership habits anyone can practice and adopt today to become a better leader. They are:1. Show enthusiasm. All leaders must be passionate and enthusiastic about their work. And not just for themselves – passion and enthusiasm will encourage your employees to follow you.2. Be approachable. This starts with being a good listener.3. Have a sense of purpose. Know where you want to go and what you’ll need to get there. If you have a clear plan, others will follow. continue reading »
Understanding individuals’ motivations is the key to unlocking team productivity within your organization. Gone are the days of a 9 to 5 day in a quiet and boring office environment, where people were expected to grind out their daily tasks and take regularly scheduled breaks. With a new generation of workers, productivity in those types of environments has all but vanished. Instead, today’s employees are focused on fulfillment, both personally and professionally, and want to feel they are contributing something of value. In order to boost your team productivity, you need to understand their goals, and help them work toward them.It sounds like a simple concept, but how do you put it into practice?Letting GoThe broad answer to that question is you need to let go. Let go of strict schedules. Let go of time clocks. Let go of conference rooms and metrics. Stop micromanaging. You’ve hired the best people because you think they can do the best job – now let go, and let them do it. Stop focusing on the numbers and focus on whether the organization’s goals are being met. In this big-picture type of work environment, stop worrying about whether you got 8 hours’ worth of work out of someone, and start evaluating the worth of the end product. How they achieved the goal is not as important as whether they did. continue reading » 32SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
An alleged drunken driver fled in his vehicle and later on foot after striking a police cruiser during a traffic stop in Commack early Saturday morning, Suffolk County police said. Wymann Wiggins, 26, of Amityville, was arrested for driving while intoxicated and resisting arrest, among other charges, after police deployed stop sticks, a tire deflation device. A Fourth Precinct sergeant initially performed a traffic stop on Wiggins’ car in a parking lot on Route 25 and Kings Park Road in Commack at 4:05 a.m. When the sergeant stepped out of his vehicle, Wiggins allegedly backed into the police cruiser several times and then fled the scene, police said. Officers attempted to pull over the vehicle a second time, but Wiggins allegedly fled, police said. Officers later deployed stop sticks on Route 25 and Manor Road, puncturing the tires on Wiggins’ 2008 Toyota Avalon, police said. After the car crashed on Longfellow Drive in Huntington Station, Wiggins attempted to flee on foot, but was apprehended, police said.Wiggins was also charged with unlawful fleeing a police officer, leaving the scene of an accident, criminal mischief, and criminal possession of a controlled substance. Wiggins will be held overnight before his arraignment Sunday at First District Court in Central Islip. Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York
3.What will the company do to ensure this kind of a sustained outage does not happen again? I write today on the heels of a widespread Spectrum service outage that impacted a large swath of New York State, and in particular, my congressional district (NY-22). (WRGB/WBNG) — Spectrum says it will work with customers to credit their accounts back after a widespread outage of their service occurred last weekend. 1.What specifically caused the recent Spectrum widespread service outage? In a statement sent to 12 News, Brindisi said Spectrum is not delivering on its’ services to customers. The people of New York both rely upon and pay greatly for Spectrum services, something I have railed against. However, aside from the financial stresses this outage delivered to residential and business customers, it puts forth a more serious security issue of redundancy failure the New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) must immediately investigate and publicly report the findings. A letter Brindisi sent to the PSC can be read below: The PSC owes it to New Yorkers to hold Spectrum accountable on this issue. While Spectrum did not do anything nefarious to deliver the recent and wide disruption, the company remains responsible –and abundantly capitalized– by New Yorkers who continue to be disappointed by their business practices. Given the monopoly-like control Spectrum has over my congressional district, the subjects of redundancy, public safety and customer service are all critical components of an investigation. Therefore, I urge the PSC to announce an investigation into the recent and widespread service disruption that answers at least four questions: According to Spectrum, ice and snow was the reason the service went down. A spokesperson says the weather caused fiber damage which impacted its’ services. Congressman Anthony Brindisi is demanding the state Public Service Commission (PSC) investigates the outage. The company says customers who would like to have their account credited may contact them. “This outage hurt our small businesses and families across the district. I am calling on the PSC to investigate this outage because customers deserve answers,” says Brindisi. 2.What measures are in place to ensure redundancies in internet and cable service, and did Spectrum violate any redundancy mandates as it relates to this outage or its service agreement with New York State? According to the company’s official Twitter account, Spectrum has informed the public that the outage was caused by a “fiber optic damage.” The PSC must immediately determine where, how and why this outage was able to cripple the entire Northeast region for as long as it did, and what measures are in place to ensure this kind of an outage does not happen again. While I appreciate the efforts Spectrum put into restoring service, this past weekend’s outage lasted several hours and impacted both residential and business customers, like restaurants who were unable to process credit card transactions. Many people are surprised with both how long the outage lasted and the huge geographic area it enveloped. 4.Will any fines be levied and are customers (residential or business) owed money because of the outage and disruption? Please feel free to contact my office should you have any further question regarding a possible investigation into this recent and widespread outage. While disruptions do happen, this most recent one raises too many serious questions to just move on.
On Arsenal’s performance against Spurs, Emery added: ‘I am proud of the players.‘We played like a team, together, pushing individually and collectively. The adaptation to the match was good. We could have won this match.’Kane, who scored his ninth north London derby goal to help Spurs rescue a point, said Tottenham did not deserve to lose the match.‘It was another good derby, a passionate one, it had a bit of everything,’ the England striker said.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘In the first half we were disappointed; we created a few chances but were not clinical enough.‘The second-half was just about fighting for the team and club and we did that and we got the goal we deserved. Towards the end of the game it went a bit crazy.‘For us it was important to stop the losing streak, at this point it might give us a little boost with a big game in the Champions League and then Southampton.’MORE: Harry Kane gives honest opinion on Spurs’ Champions League hopes following winless run Comment Advertisement Emery was pleased with Sokratis (Picture: Getty)”United will go fourth today, Ole’s at the wheel.”@rioferdy5’s love for Man Utd knows no bounds 👏😅 pic.twitter.com/qvD9dUwuNw— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) March 2, 2019 Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 2 Mar 2019 3:42 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link710Shares Unai Emery reserves praise for one Arsenal player after frustrating Tottenham draw Unai Emery’s Arsenal drew to Tottenham on Saturday (Picture: Getty)Unai Emery reserved special praise for Sokratis after Arsenal’s frustrating draw with north London rivals Tottenham on Saturday.Aaron Ramsey, playing in his final north London derby, put the Gunners ahead at Wembley when he rounded Hugo Lloris and rifled into an empty net following a fine counter-attack.Harry Kane equalised for the home side with a controversial penalty before Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang missed a spot-kick in the dying moments as the game finished 1-1.Substitute Lucas Torreira was sent off late on for a rash challenge on Danny Rose.ADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CitySokratis, who Arsenal signed from Borussia Dortmund last summer, produced an impressive performance and Emery says he is pleased by his progress in north London.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘His progress is very important for us,’ Gunners manager Emery said.‘Today he played well, but the last matches he has come with confidence in himself to use his skills and capacity to help us.‘He also has experience to continue his process with us.’ Advertisement