Milder and Melting This Week

first_imgNow that the weekend winter storm is past us, it time to look ahead to this week. We will have one more day of frigid temperatures before the freeze eases. High temperatures on Monday will struggle to reach 30 degrees despite another bright sunny day. Watch for re-freezing at night as any melting that occurs during the day will ice up again after dark.Lows Tuesday morning, not as frigid, but still below freezing.Tuesday morning will probably be our last time we will see temperatures below freezing for at least the next 10 days as High Pressure slides off the coast and southwest winds will begin to erode the frigid air. This will allow temperatures will climb back above normal (mid 40s).Computer models show a ridge of High Pressure off of the Southeast U.S. which pushes milder air into our area. (Courtesy:tropicaltidbits.com)Major melting by Wednesday as a warm front moves through bringing a period of rain in the morning and afternoon temperatures climbing to around 50 degrees!For the remainder of the week, a mild southwest flow will keep high temperatures in the upper 50s (possible 60) for Thursday and Friday. A cold front will approach late Friday with the threat of some showers.Computer models shows 50s (close to 60 degrees) by Friday. (Courtesy:tropicaltidbits.com)As far as the weekend, the weather continues to look active as we will be in a battle zone between a cold high pressure system to our north and a series of disturbances that will slide through our area from the south. This will cause a chilly, wet weekend with a wintry mess possible especially Central and Northern NJ and N&W of Philly.Computer models show a chilly, wet pattern this weekend for us, and wintry mess N&W of Philly, Northern NJ. (Courtesy: tropicaltidbits.com)last_img read more

Buttigieg endorses Biden prior to Super Tuesday elections

first_imgFormer South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden before a rally in Dallas on Monday night. Buttigieg ended his bid for the presidency Sunday.“When I ran for president, we made it clear that the entire idea was about rallying the country together to defeat Donald Trump and to win the era for the values that we share,” Buttigieg said in his endorsement speech. “That was always a goal that was much bigger than me becoming president, and it is in the name of that very same goal that I am delighted to endorse and support Joe Biden for president.”Buttigieg officially ended his presidential campaign on Sunday evening with an announcement at the Century Center in South Bend. During the speech, he declined to endorse a candidate. The endorsement in Dallas comes just one day later, after Senator Amy Klobuchar also left the presidential race. Klobuchar has also offered her endorsement to Biden.Buttigieg dropped his candidacy ahead of Super Tuesday on March 3, when 14 states will hold their Democratic primary elections. Buttigieg won the Iowa caucuses earlier this month, and came in a close second to Senator Bernie Sanders in the New Hampshire primary less than a week later. But, he received 14.3% of the vote in the Nevada caucuses and only 8.2% of the vote in Saturday’s South Carolina primary, behind Biden, Sanders and billionaire Tom Steyer.Buttigieg was the mayor of South Bend from 2012 to 2020. Mayor James Mueller took office Jan. 1 of this year.Tags: 2020 presidential election, Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieglast_img read more

Lessons of the Week! Liza Minnelli, Jake Gyllenhaal & More

first_img Thank God it’s Friday…and LaChanze’s birthday! Let’s celebrate both by watching this clip on repeat and taking a look back on this past week’s goings on the Great White Way. A lot has happened in the past seven days, from a Star Wars queen turned pilot to a Great Comet star’s scandalacious confession. Study up below with the Lessons of the Week!Gyllenhaal Hasn’t Moved On from SundayJake Gyllenhaal’s Broadway stint in Burn This was postponed, but don’t worry: he knows to keep moving on. Instead, he’ll open the very same theater with Sunday in the Park with George, reprising his role from the recent City Center concert. When God closes a stage door, he opens a blank canvas. Or something. Well, there are definitely worse things.Don’t Hop in Lesli Margherita’s StarfighterLesli Margherita is great at many things: vlogging, being loud, stalking hot garbage men, etc. One thing she should probably leave off her special skills? Drone piloting. At a Star Wars event, the Matilda queen flew a toy drone—and promptly crashed it into a wall. She may be a Jedi, but next time she offers you a ride in her Starfighter, maybe you should have an excuse ready.Liza Brought Kisses to Jersey BoysJersey Boys has had its fair share of visits from stars over the years, but only one of them has insisted on kissing everyone in the cast (to our knowledge). According to cast member Peter Gregus, Liza Minnelli was intent on smooching all the Jersey Boys and all the Jersey Girls backstage. First medicinal marijuana (allegedly), then kisses…Liza, do you want to stop by Broadway.com HQ?Denée Defied Gravity From Her SeatWhile Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 is Denée Benton’s Broadway debut, she’s technically sung on the Great White Way before. The newcomer revealed that the first show she saw on Broadway was Wicked, and she sang along from the audience the entire time. If you’re going to sing at the Gershwin, Denée, at least do it on stage. We’re sure you’d look great in green.Eric Petersen Rocked as ReaganSchool of Rock frontman Eric Petersen was first bitten by the acting bug in elementary school. His role? Ronald Reagan. This week, he even offered up a taste of the transcendent performance. Hey, if we can get a hip-hop musical about Alexander Hamilton, surely we can get a rock musical about Ronald Reagan. That definitely doesn’t sound like a terrible idea at all.Alysha Umphress Is an MTA QueenAt the In Transit opening, we learned Alysha Umphress has a solid fallback career option: MTA announcer. Not only was she well versed in the subway map, but she also shared an uncanny impression of a muffled conductor. Why did it seem like no one else knew which trains were at what station, though? Are you too fancy for the MTA, Frankie James Grande? Because Christine Baranski isn’t.Janet McTeer Can Probably Slay VampiresBefore she was Broadway’s La Marquise de Merteuil, she was Madame de Buffy. While discussing her stint in Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Janet McTeer shared her old nickname back at the Donmar Warehouse, alluding to her Cruel Intentions counterpart Sarah Michelle Gellar. We have no doubt McTeer would be able to slay any and all vampires…and belt “Something to Sing About.”Morrible Needs a Production CompanyLast week, we learned that when she’s not on stage in Wicked or vlogging with Call Me Madame, Sheryl Lee Ralph moonlights as a film critic. This week, she’s playing the role of a film producer. Ralph bonded with Glinda standby Ginna Claire Mason and revealed she’s going to front a Doris Day biopic for her. This could be the start of something big. Redefining Diva Studios, perhaps?Sherie Made Her Son Proud in a Weird WaySherie Renee Scott has played rich Upper East Side socialite, a rich Spanish socialite, and now, “the old whore with a heart of gold” (her words). The Front Page standout recalled that while she was initially horrified by what her 12-year-old son would think, he was “proud” of her for playing a sex worker and even helped her rehearse lines. That’s a little weird, but hey, it’s 2016.Cheno & J. Lo Are Still Girls Next DoorKristin Chenoweth wowed us all on NBC’s Hairspray Live!, and Jennifer Lopez has some big shoes to fill in next year’s Bye Bye Birdie. (But really, how big can Chenoweth’s shoes be?) The two snapped an adorable pic together, reuniting after working on the cinematic masterpiece The Boy Next Door. We’re sure the 4’11” Mistress of All Evil had some pro tips. Listen to Vicky; she’s a vice principal! Kristin Chenoweth, Liza Minnelli, Jake Gyllenhaal, Denée Benton, Lesli Margherita & Eric Peterson(Photos: Gian Di Stefano, Fernando Leon/Getty Images, Emilio Madrid-Kuser & Chad Batka) View Commentslast_img read more

The right mindset for failure

first_img continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr People in leadership positions have high expectations for themselves and their employees. In the same vein as being reluctant to ask for help, we avoid failure. Failure means we didn’t succeed. It hints at a lack of effort or competence, even though that’s not usually the case.But perfection is unrealistic and unachievable. All of us have experienced some sort of failure in our careers – whether it was not getting a job we applied for, not seeing the expected level of engagement in a new campaign, or not meeting an annual goal.A recent post on The Powerful Mind blog outlines six reasons why failure is good for us:You learned something. After failure, it’s important to reflect on the entire process to understand what went wrong and how you can address similar situations in the future more successfully.last_img read more