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18
Jan
2021

The Elephant Man, Starring Bradley Cooper, Sets B’way Dates

first_img The Elephant Man Mark your calendars! Bernard Pomerance’s The Elephant Man, starring Broadway.com Audience Choice Award winner Bradley Cooper, has finally set Great White Way dates. The Tony-winning drama, directed by Scott Ellis, will begin performances at the Booth Theatre on October 18 and officially open on November 13. Joining the previously announced Cooper, Patricia Clarkson and Alessandro Nivola in the cast are Anthony Heald as Ross/Bishop Walsham How, Scott Lowell as Snork/Pinhead Manager/Lord John, Kathryn Meisle as Miss Sandwich/Princess and Henry Stram as Carr Gomm/Conductor.  The Elephant Man will play a limited engagement through January 18, 2015. The Elephant Man revolves around the real-life John Merrick, a severely disfigured 19th-century Englishman who struggles to live with dignity. The play premiered on Broadway in 1979 and won three Tony Awards, including Best Play. It was revived in 2002 with Billy Crudup in the lead role. View Comments Cooper, Clarkson, Nivola, Lowell and Stram appeared together in the 2012 Williamstown Theatre Festival production of the play, also under the direction of Ellis. A Cooper-led revival was originally on the table for a fall 2013 run. Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Feb. 21, 2015last_img read more

17
Jan
2021

Strategic planning

first_imgThe University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences is currently planning its future, developing its official 10-year strategic plan. To get public input, the college has scheduled several regional meetings across the state.The college prepares students for jobs in Georgia’s No. 1 business, agriculture, conducts cutting-edge research and educates the public through UGA Cooperative Extension offices across the state.Six regional meetings have been set from 8:30 a.m. until noon on the following dates:January 12 – Tifton- Tifton Campus Conference CenterJanuary 25 – Griffin – Stuckey AuditoriumJanuary 31 – Eatonton – Rock Eagle 4-H CenterFebruary 15 – Gainesville – Georgia Mountain CenterFebruary 21 – Acworth – North Metro Campus of Chattahoochee TechFebruary 29 – Lyons – Vidalia Onion and Vegetable Research Center“Strategic planning is just a fancy way to explain the process of assessing where you are, determining what your strengths and weaknesses are, determining where or what you want to be in the future and making a realistic plan to get you there,” said Laura Perry Johnson, co-chair of the planning committee and a UGA Extension 4-H specialist. CAES Dean and Director Scott Angle’s goal is to have a “concrete plan” that will direct the college as it moves forward and, hopefully, as resources increase. “In times of limited resources, strategic planning is even more important,” said Jean Bertrand, co-chair of the committee and CAES associate dean for academic affairs. “Having a plan is essential so you can focus what resources you do have on the programs and areas where you are best positioned to have maximum impact.”Like UGA’s current strategic plan, the CAES plan targets 2020.Members of the college’s administration and strategic planning committee will be attending ag-related programs and events to gather input from across the state. Participants are encouraged to register for the regional meetings at caesplan.caes.uga.edu/index.html.If you are unable to attend a regional meeting but would like to submit your recommendations, go to the website caesplan.caes.uga.edu/index.html . Feedback can also be sent to caesplan@uga.edu.last_img read more

18
Dec
2020

Inwood Shooting Wounds Bystander

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A woman was caught in the crossfire of a fight that between several men that escalated into a shooting in Inwood early Wednesday morning, Nassau County police said.The 31-year-old victim, who was not involved in the original altercation, was shot and wounded in the pelvic area on Bayview Avenue at 12:30 a.m., police said.The suspects ran away. The victim was taken to a local hospital where she was admitted for a non-life threatening gun shot wound.Fourth Squad detectives request anyone with information regarding this crime to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.last_img read more

17
Dec
2020

October is Cyber Security Awareness Month – Be #CyberAware

first_imgOctober is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, a time for credit unions to take a closer look at how they are protecting systems and data while raising awareness for the growing threat of cyber breaches. The recent Equifax breach has taught us all just how important and serious cyber security awareness is at both the employee and member level.To kick off Cyber Security Awareness Month, we caught up with Paul Love, chief information security officer for CO-OP Financial Services, to get some tips and advice for credit unions when it comes to cyber security.Stay Vigilant“Credit unions have a special relationship with members that other financial institutions don’t enjoy,” said Love.  “They have trust.  Our members are expecting their information to remain safe and secure, and we have an obligation to ensure protection at the levels they expect.”According to Love, many breaches occur when organizations get careless about their basic security policies and practices.“There are very few hacks that occur in the way movies sensationalize these events,” he said.  “Most of the time, securing data gets down to fundamentals.  For example, an employee clicks on a phishing e-mail, or a system goes unpatched.” continue reading » 8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

19
Oct
2020

Grace Natalie appoints musician Giring Ganesha as acting PSI chairman

first_imgGiring reportedly intends on pursuing presidential candidacy through the PSI for the 2024 election. Several “Giring for 2024 president” billboards were seen in Jakarta bearing his image.https://twitter.com/infojakarta/status/1294637442142633986However, Grace declined to comment on the matter. “Be patient. We’ll explain it when the time is right.”Giring decided to take a hiatus from his musical career to focus on politics in late 2018.He was a legislative candidate during the 2019 election. However, he failed to obtain a seat at the House of Representatives after the party failed to meet the legislative threshold at the national level of 4 percent of total votes. (ggq)Topics : Indonesian Solidarity Party (PSI) chairwoman Grace Natalie has appointed Giring Ganesha as the party’s acting chairman while she goes abroad to pursue a master’s degree.Grace said on Monday that Giring, who is also vocalist of pop band Nidji, represented “young and creative” people and was capable of leading the party. The PSI has billed itself as a political party for young people and has a strong social media presence. It has declared its support for President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s administration.“Among my considerations was our experience working together over the past several years. Giring can represent the young and creative people,” Grace said, as quoted by kompas.com.She will reportedly pursue a master’s degree in public policy and public affairs at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy in Singapore for one year.Read also: PSI hit but not knocked out as it looks to new round in 2024 electionlast_img read more

06
Oct
2020

Investors’ favourite loans have crashed to a historic low

first_imgGenerous tax conditions and record low rates sparked a rise in buyer numbers across the country.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus20 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market20 hours agoRateCity.com.au money editor Sally Tindall said the fall was “complete vindication for APRA” though the banks were “making hay out of the APRA intervention” charging 39 basis points more for owner occupiers paying interest-only and 30 basis points more for investors paying interest-only.“Now the banks have proven to APRA they can remain well under the cap, they’re looking to loosen the screws. Over the last month we’ve seen the big four and a range of challenger banks drop rates for fixed rate interest-only lending, some to pre-March 2017 levels,” she said.“This is only the beginning. The banks have overshot the mark by half so we expect they’ll continue dropping interest-only rates to rebalance their books.” AVERAGE RATES: Owner-occupiers, principal & interest 4.31 per centOwner-occupiers, interest-only 4.7 per centInvestors, principal & interest 4.76 per centInvestors, interest-only 5.06 per cent (Source: RateCity.com.au, March 2018) FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK The interest-only loans floodgates could soon be reopened. Picture: Janine Eastgate.INTEREST-only loans have crashed to a historic low, a precursor that could spark the next big investor boom in the property market.The dramatic decline came off an Australian Prudential Regulation Authority edict for lenders to slash the loan category to below 30 per cent of all new loans they write.Lenders have gone even further than APRA required, halving the category within a year to make up just 15.22 per cent of new lending in the December quarter (compared to 36.26 per cent in the three months to March).That responsiveness means APRA — which holds power over banks, credit unions, building societies, insurance and superannuation industries — is well satisfied and it’s already issued soothing words promising an end to interest-only hostilities soon.Coupled with generous negative gearing provisions, the loans helped fuel housing investment borrowing to levels not previously seen in the Australian market.last_img read more

29
Sep
2020

NAPF bemoans IORP II lobbying after cross-border funding fiasco

first_imgThis went against the legislation set out in IORP I, which requires all schemes operating across borders to be fully funded, at all times.The proposal from the European Commission to relax this was widely welcomed by industry experts across Europe, who said it was a step towards enhancing cross-border pensions activity within the EU, one of the stated aims of the Directive.However, yesterday, it emerged that the IORP II Directive, which is due to published on Thursday, has once again changed, with the original wording from IORP I reinstated.Walsh said if the Commission did not amend the cross-border rules, it would be because the Directive in its current form did not include any other legislation on funding, and instead solely focused on governance and transparency.“It’s not an argument we endorse,” he said.The reason other solvency regulations for pension schemes were not currently included was due to significant political opposition, Walsh said.“On the other hand, the relaxation of cross-border scheme rules would be straightforward,” he said. “It would command a lot of support from stakeholders – they could easily get it through. It’s a very different matter.”However, Francesco Briganti, director of the European Association of Paritarian Institutions of Social Protection, jumped to the defence of the Commission.He warned of a race to the bottom should cross-border schemes be allowed to match national regulation.“If a particular jurisdiction allows lax funding, you could get schemes based on that situation,” he said.“In other words, an honest regime requiring high or full funding would be penalised. The Commission has no choice but to stick to the status quo seen from IORP I. There would be unfair competition, and countries with strict regimes would lose schemes to the more lax ones.”Views from Ireland, however, fell more in line with that of the NAPF.Chief executive of the Irish Association of Pension Funds Jerry Moriarty said it was a strange decision that went against the purported aim of IORP II.The UK and Ireland are home to a significant amount of the EU’s cross-border pension schemes, with 27 schemes domiciled in the UK operating in Ireland, and 16 the reverse. The UK’s National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) has criticised the lobbying faced by the European Commission, after it appeared to reverse its decision to allow cross-border pension schemes to be unfunded.James Walsh, the organisation’s lead on European Union policy, told IPE the NAPF would be very disappointed if the IORP II proposal did not include the relaxation of funding rules, as expected.He said he suspected stakeholders had lobbied the Commission “with different views from those held in the workplace pensions area”.In a leaked draft of the Directive, wording was included that allowed a defined benefit pension, spread across more than one EU member state, to be funded according to regulations in the home state.last_img read more

28
Sep
2020

Damen to Open Service Hub in Novorossiysk

first_imgDamen Shipyards Group plans to establish a service hub in the Russian port of Novorossiysk as it has signed a letter of intent (LOI) with Delo Group of companies.The LOI was inked during the NEVA 2017 trade fair in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Under the terms of the agreement, the cooperation between the duo regarding the new service hub will commence before the end of 2017.As explained, the primary aim of the service hub will be to optimize services provided to the growing number of Damen vessels operating in the Black Sea area. Currently, more than 30 vessels that Damen built are operating in the region. This is set to increase in the coming months as Delo Services will take delivery of three Damen tugs in November. In addition, the handover of the fourth tug is scheduled for 2018.“Having a service hub here will allow Damen to react very quickly to any service or maintenance issues, by which Damen ship owners can increase the uptime of their vessels. Moreover, an ongoing service programme can also lengthen the entire lifetime of a vessel while reducing the total cost of ownership,” Damen said.In addition to providing service support to vessels in the area, the new service hub will also have relevance to operations at Aleksino Port Marina Shipyard, according to Damen.Part of DeloPorts, Aleksino Port Marina Shipyard is a ship repair facility located in the Port of Novorossiysk, on the north-eastern coast of the Black Sea.last_img read more

23
Sep
2020

Commissioners Declare Level Orange Travel Watch

first_imgBROOKVILLE, Ind. – The Franklin County Board of Commissioners announced today the declaration of a level orange travel watch. The declaration is in conjunction with Governor Eric Holcomb’s “Stay-at-Home” order which took effect March 25 th , at 12:00 a.m.A level orange travel watch means that conditions are threatening to the safety of the public. During the “watch” only essential travel such as:  obtaining groceries/food, necessary medical supplies/prescriptions, medical appointments, to and from work, or emergency situations, is recommended.  The level orange travel watch goes into effect Wednesday evening at 6:00 p.m. Everyone is encouraged to do their part to slow the spread of the virus and protect those in our community who might be more vulnerable. Including Franklin County, twenty-two Indiana counties are under a travel advisory.  For information on which counties are under a travel advisory go tohttps://www.in.gov/dhs/traveladvisory/.last_img read more

20
Sep
2020

Jamie Vardy and the best Premier League scoring streaks

first_imgJamie Vardy became only the eighth striker to score in at least seven consecutive Premier League games as Leicester beat Crystal Palace 1-0 at the weekend. MARK STEIN: Seven games, Chelsea, run finished February 1994 Stein starred for Chelsea at a difficult time. Despite his seven-game streak, the Blues only claimed three victories during that time. IAN WRIGHT: Seven games, Arsenal, run finished November 1994 Wright was simply sensational for Arsenal as he plundered 18 Premier League goals in 1994-95, with his scoring run including a win against his old club Crystal Palace. ALAN SHEARER: Seven games, run finished Newcastle November 1996 In his first season as a Newcastle player, Shearer hit the ground running with a remarkable scoring run that included a goal in a 5-0 win over Manchester United. THIERRY HENRY: Seven games, Arsenal, run finished May 2000 Despite struggling initially in the Premier League, it did not take long for Henry’s immense class to shine through. His run of scoring in seven consecutive games towards the end of the 1999-2000 campaign gave Arsenal fans a glimmer of what was to come. EMMANUEL ADEBAYOR: Seven games, Arsenal, run finished February 2008 Before Adebayor was skidding on his knees to goad Arsenal fans, he was leading the line for them. His tally of nine goals in seven games helped the Gunners to six wins in that time, with Arsenal en route to a third-placed finish. The Foxes marksman now stands shoulder to shoulder with the likes of Alan Shearer and Ian Wright amongst others, but he remains three games off matching Ruud van Nistelrooy’s hot streak in 2003. Here Press Association Sport looks at the longest individual scoring runs in Premier League history. Press Association RUUD VAN NISTELROOY: 10 games, Manchester United, run finished August 2003 The prolific Dutch striker scored in the final eight games of the 2002-03 season as United clinched the title, before prolonging his run into the first two games of the 2003-04 campaign. RUUD VAN NISTELROOY: Eight games, Manchester United, run finished January 2002 Around 18 months before his 10-game streak, Van Nistelrooy enjoyed a fruitful festive period in the 2000-01 season, notching in eight successive games. That run also included his first hat-trick for United as they hammered Southampton 6-1 at Old Trafford on December 22, 2001. DANIEL STURRIDGE: Eight games, Liverpool, run finished February 2014 Luis Suarez stole a lot of the headlines as Brendan Rodgers’ Liverpool challenged for the league title in 2013-14, but Sturridge notched against Everton and Arsenal as he scored in eight successive games. JAMIE VARDY: Seven games, Leicester, August to October 2015 (not finished) Man-of-the-moment Vardy has catapulted himself into illustrious company with nine goals in his last seven matches. The 28-year-old leads the Premier League goalscoring charts with 10 strikes and is bound to draw admiring glances from other clubs if he can keep this up. last_img read more