GOP’s Rep. Jim Jordan won’t seek Portman’s US Senate seat

first_imgCINCINNATI (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan, a fiery Donald Trump supporter, won’t run to succeed Ohio Sen. Rob Portman, who announced this week he isn’t going to seek a third term in 2022. The eighth-term congressman’s name surfaced soon after Portman’s announcement as a potential strong contender in what’s expected to be a crowded GOP field. Six-term Rep. Bill Johnson, from heavily pro-Trump southeast Ohio, former Rep. Jim Renacci from central Ohio and former state Treasurer Josh Mandel, and at least two current Ohio Cabinet officials are viewed as potential GOP candidates. Several Democrats are weighing a run.last_img

SMC-TV goes on the air, revamps office

first_imgWith the new school year, Saint Mary’s students will see new content on channel two of their campus televisions, care of SMC-TV. “We are a station that welcomes the creativity of all of Saint Mary’s students and faculty,” said Christina Midgley general manager of SMC-TV. This fall SMC-TV was officially recognized as a club at Saint Mary’s for the first time. The club has weekly meetings to plan shows, news and events that they will cover. There are many opportunities for Saint Mary’s students to get involved with SMC-TV, Midgley said. The official unveiling of the newly re-vamped station and its new content will be October 4. “You can be a reporter, writer, graphic design artist, producer, director, technician, make-up artist, fashion coordinator, event coordinator, photographer — the list goes on and on and on,” Midgley said. “If there is a job you want, we will make a place for you at SMC-TV.” SMC-TV is a student run television station on Saint Mary’s campus. According to its website, The station was re-established in 2009. It previously broadcast content from classes on campus. This year the station has added content and commercials, as well as lengthening their shows. This also means new programs, including weekly newscasts, interviews and coverage of both athletic and academic events. Lizzie Laughman was also named the station’s production manager. “She was the star of our show, ‘That’s Hot,’ last year. The show dove into celebrity gossip and news,” Midgley said. “Lizzie was great on it and we are excited for more.” SMC-TV has also updated its equipment and how it is used. The station, located in the basement of the library, has even been working with green screen technology. “The green screen will allow us to put our hosts on a different set for their shows and make them look like they are somewhere other than our normal studio,” said Katelyn Grabarek, technical manager of SMC-TV. Grabarek is also a sports writer for The Observer.center_img Midgley said she is hoping the station can reach out to more clubs and organizations on campus to help them get their message out. “There is a way for everyone on campus to be involved in this,” Midgley said. “I want SMC-TV to be everywhere and cover everything that the students and faculty want to see.”last_img read more

Caroline Bowman, Kara Lindsay & More Join Broadway Cast of Wicked

first_img Bowman recently starred in the title role of the national tour of Evita. In addition to Wicked, she has appeared on Broadway in Kinky Boots. Her other stage credits include Spamalot, Fame: The Musical and Grease. Prior to hitting the road with Wicked, Lindsay appeared in the original cast of the Great White Way’s Newsies as Katherine, taking home a Broadway.com Audience Choice Award alongside costar Jeremy Jordan. Fitzgerald returns to Wicked after taking on the role of Morrible on Broadway in 2010 and subsequently on tour. She has appeared in Swinging on a Star, The Producers and 9 to 5. Shingledecker, who also comes to Broadway following a stint on the Wicked tour, made his Great White Way debut in Spring Awakening and has since appeared in West Side Story and the off-Broadway revival of Rent. De Jesús earned Tony nominations for his performances in La Cage aux Folles and In the Heights. He has also appeared on stage in Rent, Domesticated and Patti Issues and on screen in Camp and HairBrained. View Comments Congratulotions to these new and returning faces! Caroline Bowman, who previously appeared in the ensemble and understudied Elphaba in Wicked on Broadway, takes over as the green girl at the Gershwin Theatre beginning December 16. Joining her are fellow Wicked alums Kara Lindsay as Glinda, Kathy Fitzgerald as Madame Morrible and Matt Shingledecker as Fiyero, as well as two-time Tony nominee Robin De Jesus as Boq. Wicked Related Shows The five performers are taking over for Christine Dwyer as Elphaba, Jenni Barber as Glinda, Mary Testa as Madame Morrible, Justin Guarini as Fiyero and Michael Wartella as Boq. The new faces join a cast that includes Tom McGowan as The Wizard, Kelli Barrett as Nessarose and Timothy Britten Parker as Doctor Dillamond. from $95.00last_img read more

Talking TILA-RESPA, rock stars, and the NFL with CUNA’s Jim Nussle

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Before we all head off to enjoy our 4th of July weekend celebrations, here’s a short chat we recently had with CUNA’s President/CEO Jim Nussle on a myriad of topics his organization is juggling at the moment. A quick run down on our candid conversation’s topics for you…Banks comparing NFL tax status to that of credit unions (really?)CFPB’s TRID extended grace periodCUNA name change?CUNA’s Member Activation ProgramCUNA’s Rock Star programRecord attendance set for ACUC/WOCCU Conference in Denver (July 11-15)Enjoy the show and have a safe and happy 4th of July! continue reading »last_img

CUNA, bank trades ask court to vacate TCPA ruling

first_img 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr The recent Federal Communications Commission (FCC) omnibus Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) order is arbitrary, capricious and should be vacated, CUNA told the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Wednesday.CUNA, along with the American Bankers Association and Independent Community Bankers Association, filed a joint amici brief stating the order “severely restricts the ability of financial institutions and other callers to engage in useful, and often urgent, communications with their customers and members.”“The FCC’s TCPA order is restricting important communications between credit unions and their members that can help prevent fraud, identify theft, and provide other important account updates,” said Ryan Donovan, CUNA’s chief advocacy officer. “We believe the FCC acted in a manner that is harmful to consumers, and is an abuse of the authority Congress granted to it.”The FCC released the order July 10, and it immediately went into effect without being put out for a notice and comment period. The brief is a very important addition to the lawsuit because it outlines specific concerns to credit unions and other smaller financial institutions. It notes that if the TCPA order is upheld, its “onerous and burdensome” requirements may force those entities that have limited staff and resources to restrict wireless communications with their members and customers. continue reading »last_img read more

Keep discourse on more mature level

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion Re Feb. 14 letter, “Trump, cronies show their true character”: I know Mary Kuykendall quite well, as she and I were associates at GE. She’s an articulate and knowledgeable woman. So it was a surprise to see her letter where she has joined so many others suffering from Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS). She’s now reduced to name calling of the president and the entire White House. Folks, if you have something constructive to say, let’s hear it. But if all you’re going to do is call Trump and his supporters names like 90 percent of the mainstream media, then you aren’t helping our country. I’m proud of President Trump hanging in there. A lesser man might get discouraged. So, please think before you accuse. Make it substantive before putting out junk. As more bad stuff is uncovered about the last election, the losers have some potential serious consequences ahead of them. Don’t let TDS effect your judgment.Gerard F. HavasyClifton ParkMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsGame 7: Shenendehowa grad and Braves rookie Ian Anderson gets start with World Series spot on the li…last_img read more

Badminton Asia defends Thomas and Uber Cup pull-outs

first_imgA Danish sports editorial attacked the pull-outs as selfish. But Badminton Asia chief operating officer Saw Chit Boon said the Asian teams weren’t trying to “make life difficult”, reports said.”I think it is the right and prerogative of every participating country to decide if they want to travel to play or not,” he told media at an event in Kuala Lumpur, according to The Star on Thursday.”There are lots of things to be taken into consideration because each country imposes different SOP [standard operating procedures], rules and conditions for their citizens travelling abroad.””So I do not think this is about the Asian countries pulling out just to make life difficult for everybody,” added Saw. Topics : Asia’s badminton chief has denied that teams in the region were to blame for the postponement of the Thomas and Uber Cup, which followed a series of pull-outs over coronavirus fears.Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, South Korea and Australia all withdrew before the men’s and women’s world team championships, which were set to kick off badminton’s restart next month, were shelved.The Badminton World Federation said it was unable to deliver a high enough level of competition following the withdrawals. Many of the world’s top players are from Asia.center_img “These claims emerged because Denmark happened to be the hosts. Will the same be said if an Asian country hosted the event?”International badminton has been on hold since March over the pandemic. Next month’s Denmark Open is the only top-level event confirmed on this year’s rejigged calendar.The Thomas and Uber Cup has now been postponed three times, and will not take place before next year.Denmark’s world number three Anders Antonsen warned that the sport will “wither away and die” if tournaments don’t return soon. “Are we sitting around waiting for a vaccine to come before badminton can start up again?” he wrote on Instagram.”Make the best and safest set-up you possibly can and run the tournaments. Whoever attends, attends. Otherwise the sport will wither away and die.” last_img read more

Alexandre Lacazette set for crunch talks over his Arsenal future after Europa League final against Chelsea

first_imgAlexandre Lacazette set for crunch talks over his Arsenal future after Europa League final against Chelsea Unai Emery press conference in Baku ahead of Europa League finalTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 18:55FullscreenUnai Emery press conference in Baku ahead of Europa League finalhttps://metro.co.uk/video/unai-emery-press-conference-baku-ahead-europa-league-final-1934134/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.‘I wish it is not the last [good season] at Arsenal and I hope I will be better and better in the next years.‘I am feeling good. I play more with Unai and have more confidence with him. Even if I can just say ‘thank you’ to Wenger because he brought me into this big club, but I feel better with Unai.‘I finished well and I hope the long break is not going to kill me. I work in training to be ready.’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 Comment Alexandre Lacazette has scored 19 goals this season and was named Arsenal’s Player of the Year (Picture: Getty)Alexandre Lacazette will discuss his future with Arsenal after tonight’s Europa League final against Chelsea, amid speculation he is being lined-up as Antoine Griezmann’s replacement at Atletico Madrid.The former Lyon star endured a mixed first season in north London, hampered by injuries and forced to play second fiddle to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang following his arrival from Borussia Dortmund nearly 18 months ago.Under Unai Emery, however, Lacazette has established himself as an integral part of Arsenal’s new-look attack and dovetailed superbly, both on and off the pitch, with Aubameyang.Lacazette was named Arsenal’s Player of the Season earlier this month and will be looking to add to his 19 goals for the campaign against Chelsea in Baku this evening.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: 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 CityThe 27-year-old came close to joining Atletico in the summer of 2017 before the Spanish side’s transfer ban swayed him into signing for Arsenal and Arsene Wenger.Griezmann’s decision to end his five-year stay in the Spanish capital has forced Atletico to scour for replacement and have again been linked with Lacazette, although the Frenchman insists he remains happy at Arsenal.He told Standard Sport: ‘For me, I just think about the final, then after we will see with the club.‘If the club is really happy with me and I’m happy, I will stay. In France, they say 27, 28 is one of the best ages in your career. Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 29 May 2019 3:18 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.6kShares Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Alexandre Lacazette has agreement with Arsenal board over transfer exit

first_imgAdvertisement Alexandre Lacazette could leave Arsenal this summer (Picture: Getty)Alexandre Lacazette has an ‘understanding’ with Arsenal that he will be allowed to leave this summer if the team fail to qualify for the Champions League, according to reports.French forward Lacazette has been a mainstay in Arsenal’s team since his £46.5million move from Lyon in 2017, scoring 44 goals in 112 appearances for the Gunners.The 28-year-old has endured an underwhelming season to date, however, and continues to be linked with a transfer exit ahead of the summer.Lacazette will have two years left on his Arsenal contract come the end of the season and will be allowed to leave this summer if the Gunners once again miss out on the Champions League, according to The Times.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTArsenal are currently only ninth in the Premier League – seven points adrift of fourth-placed Chelsea – but may be able to qualify for the Champions League by finishing fifth following Manchester City’s UEFA ban.Mikel Arteta’s side will also qualify for next season’s Champions League if they are able to win this year’s Europa League.Arsenal reached the final of the Europa League last season and host Olympiakos in the second leg of their last-32 tie on Thursday evening, following their 1-0 win in Greece last week.Lacazette’s strike partner, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, is also being linked with a departure from Arsenal but Arteta wants to convince the Gabon forward to stay. Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 26 Feb 2020 10:38 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link8.1kShares Alexandre Lacazette has agreement with Arsenal board over transfer exit Arteta praises his Arsenal team after beating Everton 3-2To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 6:48FullscreenArteta praises his Arsenal team after beating Everton 3-2https://metro.co.uk/video/arteta-praises-arsenal-team-beating-everton-3-2-2116792/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.‘Before I took over I had my questions about him but he has shown his commitment,’ Arteta said on Sunday.‘I wanted him to show if he wanted to do it and do it physically. I’m so happy with him.‘He is scoring important goals and as a captain he is giving a great example to everyone else with the way he is working defensively.’FacebookTwitterInstagramcheck our sport page Comment Advertisementlast_img read more

Sir Chips Keswick retires as chairman of Arsenal

first_img Metro Sport ReporterThursday 28 May 2020 3:47 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link974Shares Advertisement Josh and Stan Kroenke expressed their ‘gratitude’ for the work Keswick has done (Picture: Getty)Stan Kroenke and Josh Kroenke sent their best wishes to Keswick and thanked him for his 15-year service to the club.‘We would like to express our immense gratitude for everything Sir Chips has done for Arsenal Football Club as a board member and chairman of the board over the past 15 years,’ they said.‘His extensive business knowledge and experience coupled with his deep love of Arsenal have made him the perfect chairman. ‘It has been a privilege to work with him and he will always be a very welcome visitor when we return to playing matches at Emirates Stadium.’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 ArsenalThey added: ‘Our primary concern at this difficult time is the health and well-being of our staff and players. ‘It’s also our intention to ensure Arsenal Football Club emerges from this crisis in a strong position. ‘That’s what we’re all working on every day.’ Keswick has thrown his support behind the Kroenkes (Picture: Getty)‘It has been an honour to be the chairman of this great football club,’ Keswick said in an official statement on Arsenal’s website. ADVERTISEMENT‘Arsenal has always held a special place in my life and that will remain the case in the future.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘I made my plan to retire at the end of this season clear to the board, before the global health crisis we are now experiencing.’ Sir Chips Keswick retires as chairman of Arsenal Arsenal chairman Sir Chips Keswick will leave at the end of the season (Picture: Getty)Sir Chips Keswick has retired as chairman of Arsenal, the club have confirmed. The 80-year-old, who will leave at the end of the season, has been on the Gunners’ board since 2005 and was appointed chairman seven years ago when Arsene Wenger was still manager.Arsenal have decided against appointing a successor to Keswick, with the board now comprised of Stan Kroenke, Josh Kroenke, Lord Harris and Ken Friar. Arsene Wenger worked closely with Sir Chips Keswick during his reign (Picture: Getty)Keswick has backed Arsenal to ’emerge strongly’ from the coronavirus crisis under the rule of the Kroenkes.‘The club is in safe hands with Stan and Josh, the board and the executive team,’ he added. ‘I know Arsenal will emerge strongly from this situation and I look forward, like all our supporters around the world, to seeing the team in action as soon as possible.’ Advertisement Commentlast_img read more