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Foxconn: It’s Historic, It’s Happening & It’s Exciting

A Guest Column by Matt Moroney As the state’s Director of Strategic Economic Initiatives, I am honored to have the opportunity to help Wisconsin maximize the tremendous opportunities that Foxconn’s $10 billion investment will bring to every corner of the state. As the father of two school-age kids, I believe strongly that these opportunities will result in a stronger and more prosperous state not just for them, but for their peers and an entire generation of future workers who have new reasons to stay, develop their talents and build their adult lives right here in Wisconsin. Make no mistake: Foxconn’s investment in Wisconsin is historic, it’s happening, and it’s exciting. Foxconn’s investment in Wisconsin is historic. With 13,000 jobs and a capital investment of $10 billion, this is by far the largest economic development project that our state has ever seen. In addition to the 13,000 Foxconn jobs, construction of the facility alone will support tens of thousands of direct and indirect construction jobs over the next four years across the state. Wisconsin won Foxconn in large part due to the state’s strong manufacturing legacy, talented workforce, strong business climate, and world-class educational institutions that are stepping up to equip…

A Guest Column by Matt Moroney As the state’s Director of Strategic Economic Initiatives, I am honored to have the opportunity to help Wisconsin maximize the tremendous opportunities that Foxconn’s $10 billion investment will bring to every corner of the state. As the father of two school-age kids, I believe strongly that these opportunities will result in a stronger and more prosperous state not just for them, but for their peers and an entire generation of future workers who have new reasons to stay, develop their talents and build their adult lives right here in Wisconsin. Make no mistake: Foxconn’s investment in Wisconsin is historic, it’s happening, and it’s exciting. Foxconn’s investment in Wisconsin is historic. With 13,000 jobs and a capital investment of $10 billion, this is by far the largest economic development project that our state has ever seen. In addition to the 13,000 Foxconn jobs, construction of the facility alone will support tens of thousands of direct and indirect construction jobs over the next four years across the state. Wisconsin won Foxconn in large part due to the state’s strong manufacturing legacy, talented workforce, strong business climate, and world-class educational institutions that are stepping up to equip…

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Crean protector de pantalla que se activa cuando se cae el celular

Olvídate de las pantallas rotas. Muchas veces, por más que compramos fundas y vidrios protectores para el celular, estos terminan dañados ante una caída. Pero pronto podremos quitarnos esa preocupación de encima. Un nuevo diseño promete mantener nuestro dispositivo totalmente a salvo de las roturas y rajaduras producto de las caídas. Un estudiante de ingeniería de la Universidad de Aalen en Alemania presentó un original sistema de protección que copia la función de un airbag, la bolsa protectora de aire en los autos. Sin embargo, en vez de la bolsa, el diseño creado por Philip Frenzel utiliza una serie de pequeños brazos que se despliegan en las esquinas del celular cuando los sensores detectan que está cayendo. Son un conjunto de ocho delgadas piezas de metal que se encuentran planos dentro de una funda. Pero cuando se liberan, salen y se curvan, protegiendo los bordes del teléfono del impacto y suavizando el golpe considerablemente. Al recoger el equipo, las extremidades vuelven a su posición original dentro de la funda, preparándose para su próximo despliegue. Si bien, por el momento este sistema protector de celulares ante caídas es solo un prototipo funcional y aún no está a la venta, su creador…

Olvídate de las pantallas rotas. Muchas veces, por más que compramos fundas y vidrios protectores para el celular, estos terminan dañados ante una caída. Pero pronto podremos quitarnos esa preocupación de encima. Un nuevo diseño promete mantener nuestro dispositivo totalmente a salvo de las roturas y rajaduras producto de las caídas. Un estudiante de ingeniería de la Universidad de Aalen en Alemania presentó un original sistema de protección que copia la función de un airbag, la bolsa protectora de aire en los autos. Sin embargo, en vez de la bolsa, el diseño creado por Philip Frenzel utiliza una serie de pequeños brazos que se despliegan en las esquinas del celular cuando los sensores detectan que está cayendo. Son un conjunto de ocho delgadas piezas de metal que se encuentran planos dentro de una funda. Pero cuando se liberan, salen y se curvan, protegiendo los bordes del teléfono del impacto y suavizando el golpe considerablemente. Al recoger el equipo, las extremidades vuelven a su posición original dentro de la funda, preparándose para su próximo despliegue. Si bien, por el momento este sistema protector de celulares ante caídas es solo un prototipo funcional y aún no está a la venta, su creador…

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M-WERC hosting sold-out Energy Storage Global Innovation Forum in Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE – The Energy Storage Global Innovation Forum hosted by the Midwest Energy Research Consortium and Smart Grid Observer kicked off this morning. The sold-out conference is examining the latest and most promising advances in grid-level and on-site storage, business models for various deployment scenarios, and success strategies for stakeholders across the energy spectrum. Both utility-grade storage advances as well as residential / behind-the-meter applications are being examined over the two-day event. “The two-day conference is providing a unique opportunity for energy planners, innovators, professionals, and entrepreneurs to network with business leaders and technology innovators who are driving the energy storage market,” said Jeff Anthony, Chief Operating Officer of M-WERC. “We are pleased to organize and host this cutting-edge industry technical conference and it is encouraging to see the engagement and participation with the region’s innovators of today and tomorrow.” Through a series of in-depth presentations and panel discussions, the event is examining the most recent technology developments and business models for utilities, energy providers and end users. The conference agenda is driven by practitioners and executives at a range of leading industry technology companies so participants can learn directly from the experts who are shaping the future of energy…

MILWAUKEE – The Energy Storage Global Innovation Forum hosted by the Midwest Energy Research Consortium and Smart Grid Observer kicked off this morning. The sold-out conference is examining the latest and most promising advances in grid-level and on-site storage, business models for various deployment scenarios, and success strategies for stakeholders across the energy spectrum. Both utility-grade storage advances as well as residential / behind-the-meter applications are being examined over the two-day event. “The two-day conference is providing a unique opportunity for energy planners, innovators, professionals, and entrepreneurs to network with business leaders and technology innovators who are driving the energy storage market,” said Jeff Anthony, Chief Operating Officer of M-WERC. “We are pleased to organize and host this cutting-edge industry technical conference and it is encouraging to see the engagement and participation with the region’s innovators of today and tomorrow.” Through a series of in-depth presentations and panel discussions, the event is examining the most recent technology developments and business models for utilities, energy providers and end users. The conference agenda is driven by practitioners and executives at a range of leading industry technology companies so participants can learn directly from the experts who are shaping the future of energy…

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Black Arts Fest MKE and Discovery World Double the Savings for August

Purchasers buying festival tickets online get FREE Admission to Discovery World MILWAUKEE – Black Arts Fest MKE and Discovery World are pleased to announce a partnership that provides FREE admission to Discovery Word throughout August for those that purchase Black Arts Fest MKE tickets online now through August 3. Black Arts Fest MKE will be held at Henry Maier Festival Park (Summerfest grounds) Saturday, August 4 from noon to midnight. Both organizations recognize and value the importance, and their ability, to offer an educational experience in fun unique settings. Youth ages eight to 11, adults 12 and older, and seniors 60 plus will receive FREE admission to Discovery World when they present their advanced sale ticket to Black Arts Fest MKE. Children seven and under need to purchase a ticket. This offer is only valid during the month of August to Black Arts Fest MKE online ticket holders. Each eligible person is required to present a ticket. No photocopies of tickets will be honored. Advanced adult admission tickets provide a 30 percent savings and cost $9. Tickets may only be purchased in advance “Discovery World is a premier science and technology center, and Black Arts Fest MKE is the largest…

Purchasers buying festival tickets online get FREE Admission to Discovery World MILWAUKEE – Black Arts Fest MKE and Discovery World are pleased to announce a partnership that provides FREE admission to Discovery Word throughout August for those that purchase Black Arts Fest MKE tickets online now through August 3. Black Arts Fest MKE will be held at Henry Maier Festival Park (Summerfest grounds) Saturday, August 4 from noon to midnight. Both organizations recognize and value the importance, and their ability, to offer an educational experience in fun unique settings. Youth ages eight to 11, adults 12 and older, and seniors 60 plus will receive FREE admission to Discovery World when they present their advanced sale ticket to Black Arts Fest MKE. Children seven and under need to purchase a ticket. This offer is only valid during the month of August to Black Arts Fest MKE online ticket holders. Each eligible person is required to present a ticket. No photocopies of tickets will be honored. Advanced adult admission tickets provide a 30 percent savings and cost $9. Tickets may only be purchased in advance “Discovery World is a premier science and technology center, and Black Arts Fest MKE is the largest…

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Russ Darrow Group Explains How To Take An Effective Test-Drive

MENOMONEE FALLS –  “Conducting a test-drive is the driver’s time to make some key assessments about a prospective vehicle and how they align with their personal preferences,” said Ivan Lawler, Director of Operations with the Russ Darrow Group. “Making the most out of a test-drive involves careful consideration, understanding what you’re looking for, and common sense.” Before stepping on the gas and beginning a test-drive, it is important to do some research beforehand and determine your wants and needs. To save time, it’s helpful to know exactly what makes and models of vehicles you wish to test-drive before setting foot on the lot. This way, you can devote a majority of your time to sitting behind the wheel. Plus, when you test-drive all of your prospective selections in one day, you can better compare one vehicle to another. You may also want to think about bringing a family member or friend along with you during test-drives to help bring attention to details you may miss or help you remember crucial points. “Often times, it is assumed that turning the key is the first indication that your test-drive has begun, but in actuality, it should really begin with the vehicle’s exterior,”…

MENOMONEE FALLS –  “Conducting a test-drive is the driver’s time to make some key assessments about a prospective vehicle and how they align with their personal preferences,” said Ivan Lawler, Director of Operations with the Russ Darrow Group. “Making the most out of a test-drive involves careful consideration, understanding what you’re looking for, and common sense.” Before stepping on the gas and beginning a test-drive, it is important to do some research beforehand and determine your wants and needs. To save time, it’s helpful to know exactly what makes and models of vehicles you wish to test-drive before setting foot on the lot. This way, you can devote a majority of your time to sitting behind the wheel. Plus, when you test-drive all of your prospective selections in one day, you can better compare one vehicle to another. You may also want to think about bringing a family member or friend along with you during test-drives to help bring attention to details you may miss or help you remember crucial points. “Often times, it is assumed that turning the key is the first indication that your test-drive has begun, but in actuality, it should really begin with the vehicle’s exterior,”…

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Molina Healthcare Of Wisconsin Donates Grant

MILWAUKEE – Molina Healthcare of Wisconsin recently donated a micro grant of more than $2,000 to support the Reach Out and Read program at Progressive Community Health Centers (CHC). The funds will be used to purchase developmentally appropriate children’s books for distribution during well-child check visits throughout the year at Progressive CHC’s clinics. Reach Out and Read gives young children growing up in poverty a foundation for success by incorporating books into pediatric care and encouraging families to read aloud together. Progressive CHC supplies over 800 new books to children annually through its Reach Out and Read program. “Providing children with books during well child checks visits is aligned with Molina’s mission of providing quality care to those in need,” shared Babette Honore, director of  community engagement for Molina Healthcare of Wisconsin. “We appreciate the opportunity to partner with Progressive Community Health Centers and support early childhood literacy and development in children.” Molina employees also held a used book drive through the company’s Employee Activity Committee and collected more than 300 books. The purpose of the committee is to help the populations Molina serves, such as low-income families, seniors, persons with disabilities and veterans, etc.

MILWAUKEE – Molina Healthcare of Wisconsin recently donated a micro grant of more than $2,000 to support the Reach Out and Read program at Progressive Community Health Centers (CHC). The funds will be used to purchase developmentally appropriate children’s books for distribution during well-child check visits throughout the year at Progressive CHC’s clinics. Reach Out and Read gives young children growing up in poverty a foundation for success by incorporating books into pediatric care and encouraging families to read aloud together. Progressive CHC supplies over 800 new books to children annually through its Reach Out and Read program. “Providing children with books during well child checks visits is aligned with Molina’s mission of providing quality care to those in need,” shared Babette Honore, director of  community engagement for Molina Healthcare of Wisconsin. “We appreciate the opportunity to partner with Progressive Community Health Centers and support early childhood literacy and development in children.” Molina employees also held a used book drive through the company’s Employee Activity Committee and collected more than 300 books. The purpose of the committee is to help the populations Molina serves, such as low-income families, seniors, persons with disabilities and veterans, etc.

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Penrod receives 2018 Bubbler Award

MILWAUKEE — NEWaukee and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) today presented Penrod with a 2018 Bubbler Award. Every year, NEWaukee hosts the Bubbler Awards: Best Workplaces for Young Professionals in Wisconsin as part of YPWeek. The Bubbler Awards shine a light on the companies’ achievements in serving the interests and needs of younger workers. “The world of talent attraction and retention has changed dramatically. The standard offering isn’t going to work with the next generation of talent,” said Angela Damiani, CEO of NEWaukee. “The Bubbler Awards recognize the Wisconsin companies that have made great advances in their ability to attract, keep and grow their young talent. We are proud to highlight companies like Penrod that are truly among the best places to work for young professionals in Wisconsin.” NEWaukee and WEDC leaders presented the award on site and met with the company’s employees to learn about Penrod’s efforts to become a place where young professionals enjoy working. Among those visiting were WEDC’s Talent Initiatives Director Rebecca Deschane and NEWaukee Co-Founder Jeremy Fojut. Penrod, a cloud consulting agency specializing in business improvement, became Salesforce’s second-fastest-growing national partner, according to Inc. magazine. Their focus on improving processes and managing change continues…

MILWAUKEE — NEWaukee and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) today presented Penrod with a 2018 Bubbler Award. Every year, NEWaukee hosts the Bubbler Awards: Best Workplaces for Young Professionals in Wisconsin as part of YPWeek. The Bubbler Awards shine a light on the companies’ achievements in serving the interests and needs of younger workers. “The world of talent attraction and retention has changed dramatically. The standard offering isn’t going to work with the next generation of talent,” said Angela Damiani, CEO of NEWaukee. “The Bubbler Awards recognize the Wisconsin companies that have made great advances in their ability to attract, keep and grow their young talent. We are proud to highlight companies like Penrod that are truly among the best places to work for young professionals in Wisconsin.” NEWaukee and WEDC leaders presented the award on site and met with the company’s employees to learn about Penrod’s efforts to become a place where young professionals enjoy working. Among those visiting were WEDC’s Talent Initiatives Director Rebecca Deschane and NEWaukee Co-Founder Jeremy Fojut. Penrod, a cloud consulting agency specializing in business improvement, became Salesforce’s second-fastest-growing national partner, according to Inc. magazine. Their focus on improving processes and managing change continues…

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Milwaukee-area companies invited to informational session: to bid for work during Foxconn construction

MADISON – Construction-related companies in the Milwaukee area that want to learn more about becoming a vendor, subcontractor, supplier or professional service provider during the construction phase of the Foxconn project are invited to attend an informational session Thursday, April 19, in downtown Milwaukee. Hosted by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC), The Milwaukee 7 and M+W|Gilbane, the professional construction manager on the project, the meeting will take place at the We Energies offices at 231 W. Michigan St. Registration begins at 3 p.m. and the informational session will run from 3:30 to 5 p.m. The meeting is designed to assist construction-related companies in understanding the nature of the project and the procurement process for work related to construction of Foxconn’s $10 billion advanced manufacturing campus in Racine County. For more information, and to register, visit wisconnvalley.wi.gov. At the meeting, construction-related businesses will receive information regarding the process for submitting bid proposals, standard terms and conditions related to the project, basic construction information, and a preliminary construction schedule for Phase One of the Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park. Representatives from WEDC and M+W|Gilbane will be on hand to answer questions about the Foxconn project and the opportunities available to…

MADISON – Construction-related companies in the Milwaukee area that want to learn more about becoming a vendor, subcontractor, supplier or professional service provider during the construction phase of the Foxconn project are invited to attend an informational session Thursday, April 19, in downtown Milwaukee. Hosted by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC), The Milwaukee 7 and M+W|Gilbane, the professional construction manager on the project, the meeting will take place at the We Energies offices at 231 W. Michigan St. Registration begins at 3 p.m. and the informational session will run from 3:30 to 5 p.m. The meeting is designed to assist construction-related companies in understanding the nature of the project and the procurement process for work related to construction of Foxconn’s $10 billion advanced manufacturing campus in Racine County. For more information, and to register, visit wisconnvalley.wi.gov. At the meeting, construction-related businesses will receive information regarding the process for submitting bid proposals, standard terms and conditions related to the project, basic construction information, and a preliminary construction schedule for Phase One of the Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park. Representatives from WEDC and M+W|Gilbane will be on hand to answer questions about the Foxconn project and the opportunities available to…

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Cinelatino

Comenzando el domingo 25 de marzo, hasta eldomingo 1 de abril, Cinelatino, el canal líder de películas en español celebrará la Semana Santa con una colección de películas religiosas que representan las varias historias milagrosas de la Biblia. Cada noche a partir del domingo 25 de marzo a las9:00pm ET / 6:00pm PT familias podrán disfrutar de cuentos históricos, entre las que figuran: Marcelino, pan y vino: Drama inspirador sobre Marcelino, un inocente huérfano quien fue adoptado por un grupo de frailes tras ser abandonado por su madre en las puertas de su monasterio. Creciendo en el monasterio, Marcelino es cobijado por el amor y logra crear su propio universo en donde siempre está presente su espirito travieso, lo cual provoca una mezcla de ternura y molestia entre los monjes. Con su imaginación abundante y curiosidad natural, Marcelino queda fascinado con descubrir lo que hay en la zona que los frailes marcaron como prohibido. Después de varios intentos, Marcelino finalmente lograr entrar y es ahí donde encuentra una figura de Jesucristo. La inocencia de Marcelino lo motiva a alimentar al hombre de la cruz con pan y vino y es así como se va construyendo una amorosa y dulce relación…

Comenzando el domingo 25 de marzo, hasta eldomingo 1 de abril, Cinelatino, el canal líder de películas en español celebrará la Semana Santa con una colección de películas religiosas que representan las varias historias milagrosas de la Biblia. Cada noche a partir del domingo 25 de marzo a las9:00pm ET / 6:00pm PT familias podrán disfrutar de cuentos históricos, entre las que figuran: Marcelino, pan y vino: Drama inspirador sobre Marcelino, un inocente huérfano quien fue adoptado por un grupo de frailes tras ser abandonado por su madre en las puertas de su monasterio. Creciendo en el monasterio, Marcelino es cobijado por el amor y logra crear su propio universo en donde siempre está presente su espirito travieso, lo cual provoca una mezcla de ternura y molestia entre los monjes. Con su imaginación abundante y curiosidad natural, Marcelino queda fascinado con descubrir lo que hay en la zona que los frailes marcaron como prohibido. Después de varios intentos, Marcelino finalmente lograr entrar y es ahí donde encuentra una figura de Jesucristo. La inocencia de Marcelino lo motiva a alimentar al hombre de la cruz con pan y vino y es así como se va construyendo una amorosa y dulce relación…

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Performances At Milwaukee Repertory Theater

March 13, 2018- (Milwaukee) Milwaukee Repertory Theater finishes out the 2017/18 Season in the Stackner Cabaret with the return of the smash hitAlways…Patsy Cline created and originally directed by Ted Swindley – based on a true story.  Licensed by the family and estate of Patsy Cline. Always…Patsy Cline features the return of Kelley Faulkner (Guys and Dolls, Ragtime) in the role of Patsy and welcomes Tami Workentin (Good People) as Louise Seger in this brand new production directed by Milwaukee native Laura Braza (Grounded, Souvenir). Always…Patsy Cline is the true story of country music legend Patsy Cline’s remarkable friendship with devoted fan Louise Seger. Filled with two dozen unforgettable hits – including “Crazy,” “I Fall to Pieces,” “Sweet Dreams” and “Walkin’ After Midnight” – Always . . . Patsy Cline celebrates the life and music of one of the most acclaimed vocalists of the 20th century. After a record-breaking sold-out engagement in 2012, Kelley Faulkner dazzled audiences and earned rave reviews.  Milwaukee Journal Sentinelsaid, “Faulkner hits every note while singing more than two dozen songs doing justice to Cline’s wide-ranging repertoire: honky-tonk and western swing; rockabilly and rock ‘n’ roll; two emotionally charged spirituals and Cole Porter’s “True Love,” which…

March 13, 2018- (Milwaukee) Milwaukee Repertory Theater finishes out the 2017/18 Season in the Stackner Cabaret with the return of the smash hitAlways…Patsy Cline created and originally directed by Ted Swindley – based on a true story.  Licensed by the family and estate of Patsy Cline. Always…Patsy Cline features the return of Kelley Faulkner (Guys and Dolls, Ragtime) in the role of Patsy and welcomes Tami Workentin (Good People) as Louise Seger in this brand new production directed by Milwaukee native Laura Braza (Grounded, Souvenir). Always…Patsy Cline is the true story of country music legend Patsy Cline’s remarkable friendship with devoted fan Louise Seger. Filled with two dozen unforgettable hits – including “Crazy,” “I Fall to Pieces,” “Sweet Dreams” and “Walkin’ After Midnight” – Always . . . Patsy Cline celebrates the life and music of one of the most acclaimed vocalists of the 20th century. After a record-breaking sold-out engagement in 2012, Kelley Faulkner dazzled audiences and earned rave reviews.  Milwaukee Journal Sentinelsaid, “Faulkner hits every note while singing more than two dozen songs doing justice to Cline’s wide-ranging repertoire: honky-tonk and western swing; rockabilly and rock ‘n’ roll; two emotionally charged spirituals and Cole Porter’s “True Love,” which…

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Callen Construction Explores Walk-In And Reach-In Closets

MILWAUKEE – “The type of closet you choose, whether a walk-in or a reach-in, is a decision that is ultimately based on personal preference,” said Marissa Shaffer, designer with Callen Construction in Muskego, a full service and award winning remodeling company. “While a walk-in closet can allow you to store your clothing and other items while serving as a dressing room, reach-in closets help you be more minimalistic and organized, allowing you to see your entire wardrobe at once.” When you look beyond the obvious difference in physical size of a walk-in closet versus a reach-in closet, you can start to examine how exactly the space is utilized. In addition to storing apparel and operating as a fitting room, walk-in closets also allow for folding clothes and ironing. “Although walk-in closets are synonymous with clothing, an assortment of organizational systems can be installed inside a walk-in closet to help you get the most out of your space,” said Shaffer. For instance, organizational accessories include custom-made cabinets and drawers; jewelry trays; belt, tie, and shoe racks; various hooks; valet rods; and any and all shelf sizes. Additionally, large walk-in closets can serve more than one person. “Sharing this space with your…

MILWAUKEE – “The type of closet you choose, whether a walk-in or a reach-in, is a decision that is ultimately based on personal preference,” said Marissa Shaffer, designer with Callen Construction in Muskego, a full service and award winning remodeling company. “While a walk-in closet can allow you to store your clothing and other items while serving as a dressing room, reach-in closets help you be more minimalistic and organized, allowing you to see your entire wardrobe at once.” When you look beyond the obvious difference in physical size of a walk-in closet versus a reach-in closet, you can start to examine how exactly the space is utilized. In addition to storing apparel and operating as a fitting room, walk-in closets also allow for folding clothes and ironing. “Although walk-in closets are synonymous with clothing, an assortment of organizational systems can be installed inside a walk-in closet to help you get the most out of your space,” said Shaffer. For instance, organizational accessories include custom-made cabinets and drawers; jewelry trays; belt, tie, and shoe racks; various hooks; valet rods; and any and all shelf sizes. Additionally, large walk-in closets can serve more than one person. “Sharing this space with your…

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Just a few more days to submit to MKE Fringe Festival 2018!

MILWAUKEE, WIS – Attention artists! Submissions to the third annual Milwaukee Fringe Festival are open through March 5, 2018! Don’t miss your chance to submit a proposal via the event’s official website. The festival will be taking place this year at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday August 25 and Sunday August 26, 2018. The two-day event will provide venues for theatre, dance and music performances, as well as art displays to give an opportunity for emerging artists to be discovered while strengthening the fabric of Milwaukee’s arts community. The third annual event in Downtown Milwaukee will utilize the Marcus Center’s Wilson Theater at Vogel Hall, Todd Wehr Theater, Peck Pavilion and surrounding areas. Bollywood Dance Scene, Fringe 2017The submission form is live on the festival’s website and will remain open through March 5, 2018. The submission fee is $25. Dancers, actors and musicians are encouraged to submit performance proposals following a list of criteria, along with examples of past work. Visual artists are asked to submit proposals for projects or to display artwork, with photographic or video examples of past work. Submissions will be judged by members of arts organizations of each separate discipline, and accepted…

MILWAUKEE, WIS – Attention artists! Submissions to the third annual Milwaukee Fringe Festival are open through March 5, 2018! Don’t miss your chance to submit a proposal via the event’s official website. The festival will be taking place this year at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday August 25 and Sunday August 26, 2018. The two-day event will provide venues for theatre, dance and music performances, as well as art displays to give an opportunity for emerging artists to be discovered while strengthening the fabric of Milwaukee’s arts community. The third annual event in Downtown Milwaukee will utilize the Marcus Center’s Wilson Theater at Vogel Hall, Todd Wehr Theater, Peck Pavilion and surrounding areas. Bollywood Dance Scene, Fringe 2017The submission form is live on the festival’s website and will remain open through March 5, 2018. The submission fee is $25. Dancers, actors and musicians are encouraged to submit performance proposals following a list of criteria, along with examples of past work. Visual artists are asked to submit proposals for projects or to display artwork, with photographic or video examples of past work. Submissions will be judged by members of arts organizations of each separate discipline, and accepted…

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Mann’s Quality Accessories Joins the U-Haul Dealer Network

MILWAUKEE — U-Haul Company of Wisconsin, Inc. is pleased to announce that Mann’s Quality Accessories has signed on as a U-Haul® neighborhood dealer to serve the Milwaukee community. Mann’s Quality Accessories at 2100 W. North Ave. #22will offer U-Haul trucks, trailers, towing equipment, moving supplies and in-store pick-up for boxes. The arrival of U-Haul Truck Share 24/7 is revolutionizing the moving industry through its more convenient, more secure way to pick up and return a truck. U-Haul live verification technology allows rental transactions to be carried out entirely on a smartphone at any hour – day or night. There are no membership fees. Simply visit uhaul.com to create an online account. Normal business hours are 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday. After-hours drop-off is available for customer convenience. Reserve U-Haul products at this dealer location by calling (414) 263-4118 or visiting https://www.uhaul.com/Locations/Truck-Rentals-near-Milwaukee-WI-53205/018151/ today. Mann’s Quality Accessories owner James Mann is proud to team with the industry leader in do-it-yourself moving and self-storage to better meet the demands of Milwaukee County. U-Haul and Mann’s Quality Accessories are striving to benefit the environment through sustainability initiatives. Truck sharing is a core U-Haul sustainability business practice that allows individuals to access a fleet of trucks…

MILWAUKEE — U-Haul Company of Wisconsin, Inc. is pleased to announce that Mann’s Quality Accessories has signed on as a U-Haul® neighborhood dealer to serve the Milwaukee community. Mann’s Quality Accessories at 2100 W. North Ave. #22will offer U-Haul trucks, trailers, towing equipment, moving supplies and in-store pick-up for boxes. The arrival of U-Haul Truck Share 24/7 is revolutionizing the moving industry through its more convenient, more secure way to pick up and return a truck. U-Haul live verification technology allows rental transactions to be carried out entirely on a smartphone at any hour – day or night. There are no membership fees. Simply visit uhaul.com to create an online account. Normal business hours are 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday. After-hours drop-off is available for customer convenience. Reserve U-Haul products at this dealer location by calling (414) 263-4118 or visiting https://www.uhaul.com/Locations/Truck-Rentals-near-Milwaukee-WI-53205/018151/ today. Mann’s Quality Accessories owner James Mann is proud to team with the industry leader in do-it-yourself moving and self-storage to better meet the demands of Milwaukee County. U-Haul and Mann’s Quality Accessories are striving to benefit the environment through sustainability initiatives. Truck sharing is a core U-Haul sustainability business practice that allows individuals to access a fleet of trucks…

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An App that helps keep your kids safe when you’re not there

There are literally dozens of apps on the market designed to find and pay for a local babysitter but What To Do With The Kids® has developed an app designed to help that sitter keep the kids safe when the parents aren’t there. SitterAdvantage™ offers emergency help in the palm of their hands and contains important information about the kids and an easy way to contact the parents at any time. SitterAdvantage was developed by Brian Presley, a former youth worker, camp program director, stay at home dad and the owner of the parenting website What To Do With The Kids. The idea for this type of app came to him years after witnessing a tragic drowning while working at a local youth organization. Although the lifeguards were doing everything they could to save the young boy, other staff were so overwhelmed that they didn’t know what to do or knew much about the boy or how to contact the parents. This tragedy has stuck with Presley for many years as he’s always wondered if there was something more that could have been done to prepare the staff. It wasn’t until many years later while working on an app version…

There are literally dozens of apps on the market designed to find and pay for a local babysitter but What To Do With The Kids® has developed an app designed to help that sitter keep the kids safe when the parents aren’t there. SitterAdvantage™ offers emergency help in the palm of their hands and contains important information about the kids and an easy way to contact the parents at any time. SitterAdvantage was developed by Brian Presley, a former youth worker, camp program director, stay at home dad and the owner of the parenting website What To Do With The Kids. The idea for this type of app came to him years after witnessing a tragic drowning while working at a local youth organization. Although the lifeguards were doing everything they could to save the young boy, other staff were so overwhelmed that they didn’t know what to do or knew much about the boy or how to contact the parents. This tragedy has stuck with Presley for many years as he’s always wondered if there was something more that could have been done to prepare the staff. It wasn’t until many years later while working on an app version…

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ACLU Comment on Congressional Budget Vote

WASHINGTON — The Senate announced today a deal to fund the government for the next two months that does not include protections for young immigrants known as Dreamers. Lorella Praeli, director of immigration policy and campaigns at the American Civil Liberties Union, said: “This announcement on a budget deal without protections for Dreamers is unacceptable. After President Trump ended DACA, Democrats promised to secure protections for Dreamers in a must-pass vehicle. Today, they are on the brink of breaking their promise. “To date, almost 20,000 Dreamers have already lost their ability to legally live and work in the U.S. And starting on March 5, a thousand DACA recipients a day will become undocumented and fall victim to Trump’s unleashed deportation force. Democrats and Republicans need to know that they will be judged on their inaction to protect young immigrants when they vote for this spending deal.”

WASHINGTON — The Senate announced today a deal to fund the government for the next two months that does not include protections for young immigrants known as Dreamers. Lorella Praeli, director of immigration policy and campaigns at the American Civil Liberties Union, said: “This announcement on a budget deal without protections for Dreamers is unacceptable. After President Trump ended DACA, Democrats promised to secure protections for Dreamers in a must-pass vehicle. Today, they are on the brink of breaking their promise. “To date, almost 20,000 Dreamers have already lost their ability to legally live and work in the U.S. And starting on March 5, a thousand DACA recipients a day will become undocumented and fall victim to Trump’s unleashed deportation force. Democrats and Republicans need to know that they will be judged on their inaction to protect young immigrants when they vote for this spending deal.”

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Caída de los mercados bursátiles mundiales tras histórica caída del mercado estadounidense

Esta mañana comenzaron a caer los mercados bursátiles mundiales en Asia y Europa después de que el mercado bursátil estadounidense entrara en caída libre el lunes. El Promedio Industrial Dow Jones se desplomó casi 1.600 puntos en la mitad del día, lo que significa el mayor descenso de puntos en la historia financiera. El mercado estadounidense se recuperó ligeramente, pero al cierre de la jornada el índice Dow Jones registraba una histórica caída de 1.175 puntos. Si bien la caída del lunes generó alarma en Wall Street, muchos expertos financieros afirman que era esperable, dado que el Dow Jones se había disparado durante el año pasado. El lunes, el presidente de Estados Unidos, Donald Trump, evitó mencionar la histórica caída del mercado bursátil, incluso mientras intentaba alardear de los beneficios de su reforma tributaria en un discurso que pronunció frente a los trabajadores de la empresa Sheffer Corporation en Cincinnati, Ohio. En estas declaraciones Trump también criticó a los legisladores demócratas que no lo aplaudieron durante el Discurso del Estado de la Unión la semana pasada, calificándolos de “antiestadounidenses” y “traidores”. Donald Trump enunció: “Parecían muertos y antiestadounidenses. Antiestadounidenses. Alguien dijo ‘traidores’. ¿Por qué no? No veo por qué no…

Esta mañana comenzaron a caer los mercados bursátiles mundiales en Asia y Europa después de que el mercado bursátil estadounidense entrara en caída libre el lunes. El Promedio Industrial Dow Jones se desplomó casi 1.600 puntos en la mitad del día, lo que significa el mayor descenso de puntos en la historia financiera. El mercado estadounidense se recuperó ligeramente, pero al cierre de la jornada el índice Dow Jones registraba una histórica caída de 1.175 puntos. Si bien la caída del lunes generó alarma en Wall Street, muchos expertos financieros afirman que era esperable, dado que el Dow Jones se había disparado durante el año pasado. El lunes, el presidente de Estados Unidos, Donald Trump, evitó mencionar la histórica caída del mercado bursátil, incluso mientras intentaba alardear de los beneficios de su reforma tributaria en un discurso que pronunció frente a los trabajadores de la empresa Sheffer Corporation en Cincinnati, Ohio. En estas declaraciones Trump también criticó a los legisladores demócratas que no lo aplaudieron durante el Discurso del Estado de la Unión la semana pasada, calificándolos de “antiestadounidenses” y “traidores”. Donald Trump enunció: “Parecían muertos y antiestadounidenses. Antiestadounidenses. Alguien dijo ‘traidores’. ¿Por qué no? No veo por qué no…

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Airlines Propel Mke To 2017 Passenger Traffic Increase

Second straight full-year passenger traffic increase at Mitchell Airport MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele today announced that General Mitchell International Airport (MKE) recorded a 2.44% increase in total passenger traffic for 2017. Total operations (takeoffs and landings) were up by nearly seven percent at MKE and by more than twelve percent at Lawrence J. Timmerman Airport, the Milwaukee County-owned General Aviation airport located on Milwaukee’s northwest side. Full-year passenger statistics show that 6,922,130 people chose MKE in 2017, an increase of 164,772 from 2016. New flights from Delta Air Lines and Frontier Airlines added the most passengers, and new service from Allegiant and Volaris helped push the full-year 2017 numbers higher. December 2017 passenger traffic was 538,394, an increase of more than five percent from December 2016. “Our efforts to provide the best airport experience in the region are paying off, as more travelers from Wisconsin and northern Illinois choose Mitchell Airport,” County Executive Abele said. “More flights, more destinations and an outstanding customer experience are all reasons our hometown airport excelled in 2017. With more travelers continuing to choose MKE, we will build on this success in 2018.”

Second straight full-year passenger traffic increase at Mitchell Airport MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele today announced that General Mitchell International Airport (MKE) recorded a 2.44% increase in total passenger traffic for 2017. Total operations (takeoffs and landings) were up by nearly seven percent at MKE and by more than twelve percent at Lawrence J. Timmerman Airport, the Milwaukee County-owned General Aviation airport located on Milwaukee’s northwest side. Full-year passenger statistics show that 6,922,130 people chose MKE in 2017, an increase of 164,772 from 2016. New flights from Delta Air Lines and Frontier Airlines added the most passengers, and new service from Allegiant and Volaris helped push the full-year 2017 numbers higher. December 2017 passenger traffic was 538,394, an increase of more than five percent from December 2016. “Our efforts to provide the best airport experience in the region are paying off, as more travelers from Wisconsin and northern Illinois choose Mitchell Airport,” County Executive Abele said. “More flights, more destinations and an outstanding customer experience are all reasons our hometown airport excelled in 2017. With more travelers continuing to choose MKE, we will build on this success in 2018.”

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Experts To Present At Milwaukee Nari Home Improvement Show

MILWAUKEE – “The Plant Doctor” and the “Construction Guru” headline the Presentation Stage at the 56th annual Milwaukee NARI Home Improvement Show, Thurs., Feb. 15, through Sun., Feb. 18, 2018, at the State Fair Park Exposition Center at in West Allis. Melinda Myers, “The Plant Doctor,” will make a presentation each day of the Show on a variety of gardening topics, including a presentation on Micro-Green Gardens on Sat. Feb. 17 at 10:30 a.m. from the Show’s park-like location. A nationally known gardening expert, TV/radio host, author and columnist, Myers is the author of more than 20 gardening books. She hosts the nationally-syndicated “Melinda’s Garden Moment” program and the internationally-distributed Great Courses “How to Grow Anything” DVD series. She is a columnist and contributing editor for Birds & Blooms and Wisconsin Gardening magazines. Prior to her current media work, she hosted “The Plant Doctor” radio show for over 20 years and seven seasons of “Great Lakes Gardener” on PBS. She has a master’s degree in horticulture, is a certified arborist, and was a horticulture instructor with tenure. In 2012, Myers became the first woman inducted into the Wisconsin Green Industry Federation’s Hall of Fame. Nick Kerzner, MCR, CKBR, The Construction…

MILWAUKEE – “The Plant Doctor” and the “Construction Guru” headline the Presentation Stage at the 56th annual Milwaukee NARI Home Improvement Show, Thurs., Feb. 15, through Sun., Feb. 18, 2018, at the State Fair Park Exposition Center at in West Allis. Melinda Myers, “The Plant Doctor,” will make a presentation each day of the Show on a variety of gardening topics, including a presentation on Micro-Green Gardens on Sat. Feb. 17 at 10:30 a.m. from the Show’s park-like location. A nationally known gardening expert, TV/radio host, author and columnist, Myers is the author of more than 20 gardening books. She hosts the nationally-syndicated “Melinda’s Garden Moment” program and the internationally-distributed Great Courses “How to Grow Anything” DVD series. She is a columnist and contributing editor for Birds & Blooms and Wisconsin Gardening magazines. Prior to her current media work, she hosted “The Plant Doctor” radio show for over 20 years and seven seasons of “Great Lakes Gardener” on PBS. She has a master’s degree in horticulture, is a certified arborist, and was a horticulture instructor with tenure. In 2012, Myers became the first woman inducted into the Wisconsin Green Industry Federation’s Hall of Fame. Nick Kerzner, MCR, CKBR, The Construction…

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