first_imgThis Notre Dame junior will be competing on the Jeopardy! College Championship. Who is Olivia Colangelo? Tonight Colangelo, a junior engineering major from McGlinn Hall, will appear on the popular television quiz show for its college competition. Colangelo taped the show on Oct. 18 and 19 in Culver City, Calif. While taping is completed, she was not allowed to disclose the results of the competition. “It was actually not as nerve-wracking as I expected,” Colangelo said. “They have people who make sure you are not nervous and are having fun on television. They talk to you about things that are not Jeopardy! It did not feel like you were taping for a large studio audience.” Colangelo said her time spent as a student at Notre Dame had equipped her with the skills necessary for the experience of being on a televised game show. “I think for me, Notre Dame helped prepare me with coming here as a freshman. I was the only person from my high school which made me talk to people I did not know,” she said. “I think this helped in the auditions and when I got there.” She said one of the most rewarding aspects of her time on Jeopardy! was her fellow college-aged contestants. “You are put in a room with 15 other people, and the producer commented on how we hit it off,” Colangelo said. “We are all Facebook friends and we plan on talking to each other when the show is on the air.” Colangelo also said taping the show was exciting based on the location of the Jeopardy! set, which is located on the Sony Studio lot. “For me, one of the neatest things of the experience was we were on a film studio lot. The set was beautiful. Also, we got to eat lunch at the Sony commissary,” she said. “Some of the people competing even saw Brad Pitt.” Colangelo said one of the trickier aspects of participating on the show was preparing for the wide array of questions. “I tried to prepare mostly by watching the shows everyday,” she said. “Since it tests such a broad range of knowledge, it is hard to study anything specific.” Colangelo said she did study some specific material based on what subject areas she felt less comfortable with. “I tried to brush up on stuff I wasn’t as knowledgeable about or I haven’t encountered as an engineer, such as the plots of Shakespeare,” she said. Colangelo said participating on Jeopardy! has been a dream of hers for a long time. She said she was on an email list to try out for different versions of the show, including the College Championship. She took a 10-minute online quiz in the spring, which initiated her audition process. “They have an online test for all the shows they do,” Colangelo said. “I had known that I wanted to be on Jeopardy! for a while.” Overall, Colangelo said despite the impressive cash prizes available, which range from $5,000 to $100,000 for the winner, the experience of being on a game show itself is what she truly cherishes. “Going in, I thought about the money because $100,000 is a lot. But the first time I got on stage, I forgot about that because I love answering questions,” she said. “I realized the reason I originally wanted to be on was not the money, but the love of the concept of the show.”last_img read more

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first_imgBroadway veteran and Emmy winner Charles Keating died at his Connecticut home on August 8. The cause of death was cancer, his son Sean confirmed to The Los Angeles Times. He was 72. Born on October 22, 1941 in London, Keating moved to Canada with his parents as a teenager. After appearing in regional productions in Canada and the U.S., he relocated to Britain, where he performed with the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Chichester Festival Theatre. Keating was nominated for a Tony Award in 1986 for his performance in Loot. Prior to that, he appeared on the Great White Way in The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui and The House of Atreus. Keating is survived by his wife Mary of over 50 years, his two sons, Sean and Jamie, and six grandchildren.center_img View Comments While he had found success on stage, Keating became a familiar face to daytime TV viewers during his time on the long-running daytime drama Another World. He received a Daytime Emmy in 1996 for his performance as Carl Hutchins, having previously been nominated three times from1992 to 1994.last_img read more

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first_imgPeruvian and Bolivian and law enforcement authorities are preparing to launch joint eradication efforts targeting illegal coca leaf crops along their shared border in 2015. They’ll also cooperate on interdictions of drug shipments on Lake Titicaca, which straddles the border between the two countries. Providing legal alternatives The 1,047-kilometer border shared by both countries is home to many farmers who grow coca leaves illegally to produce cocaine. For example, in the provinces of Sandia and San Antonio de Putina on the Peruvian side of the border, farmers grew more than 3,200 hectares of illegal coca leaf crops in 2013, according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). The initiative is part of a cooperative security agreement signed on November 11 by Alberto Otárola, the Executive President of Peru’s National Commission for Development and Life without Drugs (DEVIDA), and Felipe Cáceres, Bolivia’s Vice Minister of Social Defense and Controlled Substances. That agreement was the key component of the Fourth Meeting of the Joint Peru-Bolivia Commission on cooperation on the war on drugs, held in Lima for representatives from both countries. “It seems to me that we are entering a new stage with both countries in their approach to this process, which has already required coordination and urgent measures from both governments, along our common border,” Otárola said when he and his Bolivian counterpart signed the agreement. The increased level of cooperation in the border region should help police from both countries detect and disrupt narco-flights. Drug traffickers often use small airplanes and clandestine airstrips to transport cocaine from Peru’s Apurimac, Ene and Mantaro Rivers valley (VRAEM) region to Bolivia. . “In the first three or six months of next year, we will already be seeing very concrete results from this meeting,” Bolivia’s Cáceres said during the signing ceremony. These types of initiatives have proven successful in some regions – in Peru’s San Martin department and Monzon Valley, for example, where farmers who once cultivated illegal coca leaves are now growing alternative crops. These types of initiatives have proven successful in some regions – in Peru’s San Martin department and Monzon Valley, for example, where farmers who once cultivated illegal coca leaves are now growing alternative crops. Drug policy authorities from both countries are also encouraging farmers in the border region to grow alternative, legal crops, such as coffee and cacao beans, which are used to produce chocolate. Cooperating to eradicate illegal coca leaf crops and interdict drug shipments are not the only components of the bilateral agreement. Providing legal alternatives Border initiative part of a broad security agreement Officials are optimistic that the bilateral agreement will improve public safety in the border region. Peruvian and Bolivian and law enforcement authorities are preparing to launch joint eradication efforts targeting illegal coca leaf crops along their shared border in 2015. They’ll also cooperate on interdictions of drug shipments on Lake Titicaca, which straddles the border between the two countries. On a typical day, three to six narco-planes travel from the VRAEM to Bolivia or Brazil, or from those countries to Peru, according to an investigation by the website IDL Reporteros. Each narco-flight carries an average of about 300 kilograms of cocaine paste. Drug policy authorities from both countries are also encouraging farmers in the border region to grow alternative, legal crops, such as coffee and cacao beans, which are used to produce chocolate. Cracking down on narco-flights The increased level of cooperation in the border region should help police from both countries detect and disrupt narco-flights. Drug traffickers often use small airplanes and clandestine airstrips to transport cocaine from Peru’s Apurimac, Ene and Mantaro Rivers valley (VRAEM) region to Bolivia. . Cooperating to eradicate illegal coca leaf crops and interdict drug shipments are not the only components of the bilateral agreement. Cracking down on narco-flights By Dialogo December 04, 2014 “These light aircraft travel back and forth between Bolivia and Peru, transporting illegal drugs along routes that we are identifying with the assistance of specialists in both countries,” Otárola said. “We will be able to announce a comprehensive response through the domestic and coordinated actions that we are going to have.” On a typical day, three to six narco-planes travel from the VRAEM to Bolivia or Brazil, or from those countries to Peru, according to an investigation by the website IDL Reporteros. Each narco-flight carries an average of about 300 kilograms of cocaine paste. Officials are optimistic that the bilateral agreement will improve public safety in the border region. Border initiative part of a broad security agreement The initiative is part of a cooperative security agreement signed on November 11 by Alberto Otárola, the Executive President of Peru’s National Commission for Development and Life without Drugs (DEVIDA), and Felipe Cáceres, Bolivia’s Vice Minister of Social Defense and Controlled Substances. That agreement was the key component of the Fourth Meeting of the Joint Peru-Bolivia Commission on cooperation on the war on drugs, held in Lima for representatives from both countries. “It seems to me that we are entering a new stage with both countries in their approach to this process, which has already required coordination and urgent measures from both governments, along our common border,” Otárola said when he and his Bolivian counterpart signed the agreement. Improving public safety along the border is a high priority for both countries, since it includes important trade and travel routes used by business people and travelers. “These light aircraft travel back and forth between Bolivia and Peru, transporting illegal drugs along routes that we are identifying with the assistance of specialists in both countries,” Otárola said. “We will be able to announce a comprehensive response through the domestic and coordinated actions that we are going to have.” Improving public safety along the border is a high priority for both countries, since it includes important trade and travel routes used by business people and travelers. The 1,047-kilometer border shared by both countries is home to many farmers who grow coca leaves illegally to produce cocaine. For example, in the provinces of Sandia and San Antonio de Putina on the Peruvian side of the border, farmers grew more than 3,200 hectares of illegal coca leaf crops in 2013, according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). “In the first three or six months of next year, we will already be seeing very concrete results from this meeting,” Bolivia’s Cáceres said during the signing ceremony. The high ranking officials in the VRAE zone should be investigated because the small planes leave as if they were commercial flights right under the military’s nose. Really good news The agreement would be great Thank you armed forces for the support you give us Seizing drugs is a huge scam because the governments don’t do anything. The narcos have free rein to go anywhere it’s a scam that no one believes. They cross borders into any country they want with just a few bribes and that’s it. Well I think it’s a good agreement. But we hear about agreements all the time, and nothing good comes from the governments. I think they themselves are traffickers or friends of the traffickers. Let’s see what’s good this yearlast_img read more

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first_imgThey say the scammer has been posing as a representative of the tech giant. After offering to lower your monthly bills, the scammer begins to collect your personal information. One of the most common ways scammers obtain money is through an item you can find right in your grocery store. “They want payments via gift cards. The reason they want gift cards is because they are hard to trace and the funds are almost instantaneous,” said O’Brien. Authorities say the best option is to simply hang up and report the incident to law enforcement. Another option is to call Spectrum to ensure they were actually the ones calling you. “It’s hard to get back on track with things. Once someone has your identity, you have to do a lot of monitoring. It’s not just a quick fix,” said O’Brien. “They’ll start with ‘Ok, we need a payment of these fees.’ They’ll start out with an amount like $500. Once they realize that this person is willing to go along with it, all of sudden you’re going to see the fees increase,” said O’Brien. center_img TOWN OF DICKINSON (WBNG) — Authorities are warning the public after Broome County residents have been reporting suspicious calls from Spectrum asking to lower their monthly bills. If you do find yourself on the phone with a scammer, law enforcement strongly suggests not giving out your personal information. If you do, the consequences could be long-lasting. “They should know certain information. If it’s Spectrum calling or another business, they’re going to have your account information. If you’re already their customer, they should have your account,” said Detective Matthew O’Brien with the Broome County Sheriff’s Office. Law enforcement says scam calls happen often, but there are a few red flags to watch out for when answering the phone. last_img read more

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first_imgBLOG: Pennsylvania State Police Committed to Upholding Honor of the Force SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf By: Colonel Tyree C. Blocker, Pennsylvania State Police Commissioner Public Safety,  The Blog I take very seriously my role as the head of the Pennsylvania State Police, and my commitment to ensuring every single Trooper, including myself, upholds our core values.We are committed to upholding the honor of the force by providing honest and faithful police service to all who may be in danger or distress. We believe integrity is character in action. We are morally and ethically aware, resolute, and above reproach at all times regardless of our duty status. February 04, 2016 We must solemnly value the trust that has been placed in us by those we are sworn to serve, and we are committed to holding ourselves to a higher standard of accountability to continually earn their respect each and every day.For over a century, the Pennsylvania State Police has earned the trust of the Commonwealth. The people of Pennsylvania rely on our Troopers to keep them safe across the Commonwealth, and they trust them to act with the utmost integrity and honor.Any action that challenges this bond is completely unacceptable, and I will do everything in my authority to hold any individual who undermines our core values accountable. Those who compromise our core values will receive no sympathy or respite from me.At the end of December 2015, Internal Affairs at the State Police promptly initiated a full and comprehensive investigation into suspected cheating at the Pennsylvania State Police Academy. This investigation has already included dozens of interviews and an extensive collection of evidence through all available means.As the leader of this agency, I assure the people of Pennsylvania that we will leave no stone unturned and those who engaged in such behavior face swift and certain discipline. I will make sure that each and every person involved is held accountable on behalf of our Troopers – active and retired – who have built the Pennsylvania State Police into the respected organization it is today. Each cadet who enters the Academy is held to an honor code to never cheat, lie or steal, and we will ensure that the integrity of our organization of nearly 5,000 strong is not compromised by the actions of a few.We will hold those responsible accountable because we owe the truth to both the people of Pennsylvania and those cadets in our 144th class who did not violate our code of honor and will go on to protect and serve the people of Pennsylvania, as do thousands of Troopers who serve Pennsylvania every single day with honor, integrity, and trust.The State Police asks for the public’s patience throughout the remainder of this comprehensive, on-going, internal investigation, as the agency is dedicated to ensuring each person allegedly involved is fairly and properly adjudicated. To that end, the agency also stresses that not every cadet who has departed from the 144th class is necessarily implicated in the investigation.Furthermore, members of the 144th class who graduate will be individuals who uphold our core values and pledge to serve Pennsylvania with honor, integrity, and trust. No actions by a small group of individuals can ever undermine a century of tradition built by our Troopers and I am confident that those graduating in March will continue to build on our proud traditions and serve the Commonwealth with the utmost honor, integrity, and trust.The State Police does not comment on individual personnel matters, and additional statements will not be provided until the conclusion of the investigation.last_img read more

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first_imgThere will be a greater number of properties than in the UK segment because lot sizes are smaller.Per Sjoberg, chief executive at Cityhold Property, said there was no timetable for the acquisition programme because they were looking for the right opportunities and strategies.“We are looking primarily for offices in markets that are transparent and liquid, with modern buildings in good locations with good transportation links,” he said. “And we are looking for high-calibre tenants.”The Munich office is located at Nymphenburger Strasse 3, 80335 and is multi-let to a diverse mix of strong covenant tenants.Completed in 2003, the property provides an average unexpired term certain of around seven years.Cityhold is looking to get a running yield from the property approaching 5% a year, the average target for the whole fund.“Munich – and Germany as a whole – is a very stable and low-risk real estate investment because of the low volatility, which fits in perfectly with our investment criteria,” Sjoberg said.“Moreover, finance costs in Germany are much lower than elsewhere – for example, the UK.”He said an additional attraction was the stability of the German economy generally and its lower levels of debt.Cityhold’s owners are providing full equity funding for the acquisition.Jones Lang LaSalle acted as Cityhold’s real estate adviser, with legal advice from Mannheimer Swartling.The vendors were represented by Colliers for the sales process and GSK Stockmann as legal adviser.The deal is expected to complete in February. Cityhold Property, the wholly owned subsidiary of Sweden’s AP Funds 1 and 2, has acquired its first property in Germany, a centrally located freehold office building in Munich providing 15,000sqm of space.The property was purchased for an undisclosed sum from a special real estate fund of IVG Institutional Funds.Cityhold was set up in 2011 specifically to invest in core European office buildings worth about €50m and above, to add diversification to its parents’ real estate allocation, now worth £40bn (€48bn) in total.Having invested half its current allocation of €1.2bn in three London properties in 2012, Cityhold is now looking to diversify geographically by using the other €600m to buy buildings in Munich, Hamburg and Paris.last_img read more

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first_imgOffshore driller Rowan Companies has received a contract extension for one of its drillships and a one-well contract for an idle jack-up drilling rig. IllustrationEarlier in October, Rowan announced an all-stock merger agreement with Ensco, which will create an offshore drilling company with a fleet of 28 floating rigs (semi-subs and drillships) and 54 jack-ups. This includes two drillships and one jack-up rig under construction and does not include rigs which are part of Rowan’s ARO joint venture in Saudi Arabia.According to Rowan’s latest fleet status report issued on Thursday, October 18 the U.S. oil company LLOG has exercised the first of its two one‐well priced options for the 2014-built drillship Rowan Resolute.The drillship’s three‐well contract with LLOG started in mid‐June 2018. The second option is at a higher rate. Following this new option, the rig will be under contract with LLOG in the Gulf of Mexico until December 2018.Furthermore, Rowan EXL III jack-up rig, built in 2010, has been awarded a one‐well contract with McMoRan in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, which is expected to begin in late October 2018, immediately followed by a contract with Cantium.The contract with Cantium, announced back in August, is expected to start in late November 2018 with a firm duration of six months plus a three‐month option period. The contract is scheduled to end in May 2019.Rowan EXL III has been idle since mid‐August 2018 and went on rate with McMoRan in early October 2018 while waiting on weather to move.As previously reported, the 2011-built jack-up rig Rowan Norway has been awarded a two-well contract with Turkish Petroleum with an estimated duration of 100 days and an estimated start date of mid‐November 2018.The 2011-built jack-up Rowan Stavanger is expected to start its contract for accommodations work with Repsol Norge in early November 2018. The contract is for approximately 150 days, with one 60‐day option. Rowan said in the report that the rig is on standby rate since early September 2018. Standby revenue will be recognized over the accommodations work period.Rowan’s three jack-up rigs, Rowan Middletown, Charles Rowan, and Arch Rowan, transitioned from managed to leased in early September 2018. The rigs were leased to ARO Drilling, a 50/50 joint venture between Rowan and Saudi Aramco.As previously reported, ARO won three-year contracts for these rigs with Saudi Aramco.Offshore Energy Today Stafflast_img read more

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first_imgPlainfield, In. — Fifteen Duke Energy apprentice and journeyman line workers from Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky earned the right to advance to the International Lineman’s Rodeo in Bonner Springs, Kans., Oct. 12-13, after competing in the Duke Energy Midwest Lineman’s Rodeo in Plainfield on Aug. 11.Contestants were tested on job-related skills such as equipment repair and pole climbs, while being judged on speed, agility, technique and safety procedures. This year, 79 line workers from Duke Energy’s Midwest service area participated in the regional event.“Line workers are continually refining their skills,” said Andy Cassidy, who leads the Midwest rodeo planning committee. “Every event helps our linemen perfect their skills to work at the highest level of safety and customer service.”Family-friendly activities at the regional rodeo included a rock wall for climbing, corn hole games, rides in a bucket truck and face painting for the children.Duke Energy Midwest winners advancing to the international event include:APPRENTICE OVERALL AWARDS1st place – James Riddell, Fairfield, Ohio2nd place – Daniel Goley, Madison, Ind.3rd place – John Wilson, Avon, Ind.JOURNEYMAN OVERALL AWARDS1st place teamo   Bryan Fry, Terre Haute, Ind.o   Jan Newton, Terre Haute, Ind.o   Kyle Tapp, Greencastle, Ind.2nd place teamo   Andy Irwin, Sullivan, Ind.o   T.J. Lewis, Aurora, Ind.o   Marc Lewis, Cincinnati, Ohio3rd place teamo   Matt Dugan, Cincinnati, Ohioo   Chris Simpson, Milford, Ohioo   T.J. Ball, Connersville, Ind.SENIOR OVERALL (only one senior team competed)o   Curt Addison, Cincinnati, Ohioo   Dave Barricklow, Fairfield, Ohioo   Craig Allen, Milford, Ohiolast_img read more

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first_imgThe sectional pairings for the 52nd Annual IHSAA Boys Tennis State Tournament were revealed to an online audience via IHSAAtv.org this evening.A total of 297 schools were drawn and placed into brackets for the team tournament which begins Wednesday (Sept. 26) and runs through Saturday (Sept. 29). Host sites will announce dates and times for each match.The 64 team sectional winners will advance to regional play Oct. 2 and 3 at 16 sites. The regional champions will advance to semi‐state play Oct. 6 at Center Grove, Culver Academies, Homestead and Jasper. The eight‐team state finals are scheduled for Oct. 12 and 13 with state quarterfinal matches played at Carmel and Center Grove while semifinals and the state championship matches at North Central in Indianapolis.092418.BoysTennisDrawArea Sectional PairingsSectional 16 @ South DearbornM1: Milan vs. South Dearborn.M2: East Central vs. Oldenburg Academy.M3: Batesville vs. M1 winner.M4: Lawrenceburg vs. M2 winner.Championship: M3 winner vs. M4 winner.Sectional 13 @ ConnersvilleM1: Union County vs. Franklin County.M2: Rushville Consolidated vs. Connersville.Championship: M1 winner vs. M2 winner.Sectional 27 @ Jennings CountyM1: Southwestern (Hanover) vs. Jennings County.M2: Madison Consolidated vs. Greensburg.Championship: M1 winner vs. M2 winner.last_img read more

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