Matthew Broderick & Nathan Lane to Star in It’s Only a Play on Broadway

first_img Related Shows It’s Only a Play The updated incarnation of the comedy will see Broderick playing an anxious playwright trying to get through the opening night of his play, The Golden Egg. Lane will star as his sarcastic friend. It’s Only a Play previously appeared off-Broadway at the Manhattan Theater Club in 1986, starring James Coco in Lane’s role. View Comments Lane and Broderick last appeared together on Broadway in The Odd Couple and famously before that in The Producers. Lane most recently starred on the Great White Way in Douglas Carter Beane’s The Nance, for which he received a 2013 Best Actor Tony nomination. A Tony winner for The Producers and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, he received an additional Tony nomination for playing Nathan Detroit in Guys and Dolls. Broderick last appeared on Broadway in Nice Work If You Can Get It. He won Tony Awards for Brighton Beach Memoirs and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and an additional nomination for The Producers. Show Closed This production ended its run on June 7, 2015center_img Matthew Broderick Nathan Lane Star Files A producer’s dream team! Tony winners Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick are returning to the Great White Way—together! According to The New York Times, the pair will star in Terrence McNally’s It’s Only a Play, directed by Jack O’Brien. The show will open in September at a theater to be announced later.last_img read more

USNS Comfort Supports Operation Continuing Promise 2015

first_imgCapt. Hancock added that they anticipate to treat over 130,000 patients, carry out over 800 professional Subject Matter Expert Exchanges covering a wide variety of topics, including medical, veterinarian, engineering, and environmental health topics in addition to building over 20 engineering site projects throughout the upcoming six-month deployment. “Some of the events planned are establishing medical sites at host nation stadiums, hospitals, clinics subject matter exchanges at medical centers, hospitals, and onboard USNS Comfort throughout the mission.” During a press conference at the only U.S. port of call at the Port of Miami, U.S. Navy Captain Sam Hancock, Mission Commander for Continuing Promise 2015, stated that of the 1,000 members on board, several of the staff have already participated in previous Continuing Promise missions. “The last time we participated in the mission was in 2011, and a number of the staff that participated in the exercise then is here today for Continuing Promise 2015.” In regards to the ongoing project in Haiti and Continuing Promise 2015, Kelly said, “we plan to support the mission through basically land-based operations like the one in Haiti with Project Medishare, which is part of the University of Miami Global Institute and operates a number of community care programs and a trauma hospital in Port-au-Prince. SOUTHCOM is coordinating with Project Medishare to also help take care of the land-based logistic side of the ship’s operations.” Excellent help to people with fewer resources and a chance to get healthcare from USNS. I wish all the nations would come together for this humanitarian cause and we would have a better planet.. This is a generous act, of love of one’s neighbor, unselfishness, to benefit any human being in need, in PERU we need these intelligent people for service and vocation of love for one’s neighbor . These opportunities for low-resource people to receive healthcare are a blessing. I hope all the countries could join in, that way we could have more support in everything, in security, in healthcare, education, employment opportunities and Countries without Wars, we want peace love for all. Sending from Peru Good going, don’t stop. I hope the world unites like this. Keep it up, many blessings IT IS A SERIOUS AND HONEST NEWSPAPER USNS Comfort is one of two Military Sealift Command hospital ships that can rapidly respond to a range of situations on short notice. It is uniquely capable of providing health services support as an element of humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, and has been configured to provide a range of services at sea and ashore. Michael Kelley, Executive Director of Strategic Operations at the University of Miami Health Systems, one of the NGOs participating in Continuing Promise 2015, said, “the University of Miami has a great working relationship with the military, including training the forward surgical units for the Army and the other operations. It’s important for us to try to support the military in any way we can.” U.S. Navy Captain Christine Sears, Commanding Officer of the Medical Treatment Facility onboard the Comfort detailed some of the projects that will take place on the mission. “We’re bringing a full complement of our crew many of whom are trained in specific pediatric areas in addition one of our NGO partners, Operation Smile, is bringing a very large contingent to certain countries. Other NGO partners, such as the University of California San Diego Pre-Dental Society, are bringing a very specific cadre for children in addition to our staff.” He explained that they had been heavily involved in Haiti’s post-earthquake recovery. “During that time, we handled the evacuations to the Comfort immediately following the earthquake there, so we became very interested in working with SOUTHCOM; we established a Memorandum of Understanding to work together on medical missions throughout the region.” During a press conference at the only U.S. port of call at the Port of Miami, U.S. Navy Captain Sam Hancock, Mission Commander for Continuing Promise 2015, stated that of the 1,000 members on board, several of the staff have already participated in previous Continuing Promise missions. “The last time we participated in the mission was in 2011, and a number of the staff that participated in the exercise then is here today for Continuing Promise 2015.” “These anticipated activities will further enhance the significant impact that the Continuing Promise Mission has had in the region in the past. We look forward to working together with our Central American, South American, and Caribbean partner nations and our non-governmental and private volunteer organization partners to conduct civil military operations including humanitarian civic assistance, foreign disaster relief, and Subject Matter Expert Exchanges as we go throughout our entire deployment,” he concluded. In regards to the ongoing project in Haiti and Continuing Promise 2015, Kelly said, “we plan to support the mission through basically land-based operations like the one in Haiti with Project Medishare, which is part of the University of Miami Global Institute and operates a number of community care programs and a trauma hospital in Port-au-Prince. SOUTHCOM is coordinating with Project Medishare to also help take care of the land-based logistic side of the ship’s operations.” By Dialogo April 13, 2015 Capt. Hancock added that they anticipate to treat over 130,000 patients, carry out over 800 professional Subject Matter Expert Exchanges covering a wide variety of topics, including medical, veterinarian, engineering, and environmental health topics in addition to building over 20 engineering site projects throughout the upcoming six-month deployment. “Some of the events planned are establishing medical sites at host nation stadiums, hospitals, clinics subject matter exchanges at medical centers, hospitals, and onboard USNS Comfort throughout the mission.” center_img The USNS Comfort docked in the Port of Miami in early April ahead of Continuing Promise 2015, a U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) humanitarian mission that will provide medical care for an estimated 130,000 patients in 11 Latin American and Caribbean countries. Michael Kelley, Executive Director of Strategic Operations at the University of Miami Health Systems, one of the NGOs participating in Continuing Promise 2015, said, “the University of Miami has a great working relationship with the military, including training the forward surgical units for the Army and the other operations. It’s important for us to try to support the military in any way we can.” “We look forward to partnering with those partner nations to provide primary care, dental care and also education for children and their mothers and families to help elevate their level of care and prevention of diseases as well,” concluded Capt. Sears. The USNS Comfort docked in the Port of Miami in early April ahead of Continuing Promise 2015, a U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) humanitarian mission that will provide medical care for an estimated 130,000 patients in 11 Latin American and Caribbean countries. He explained that they had been heavily involved in Haiti’s post-earthquake recovery. “During that time, we handled the evacuations to the Comfort immediately following the earthquake there, so we became very interested in working with SOUTHCOM; we established a Memorandum of Understanding to work together on medical missions throughout the region.” In the next six months, with a diverse crew of approximately 1,000 military and civilian medical, engineering, veterinary, logistics, and marine personnel, the USNS Comfort will visit Belize, Colombia, Dominica, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica and Panama. Continuing Promise 2015 is the seventh deployment to the region since 2007, and the hospital ship’s fourth (2007, 2009, and 2011). USNS Comfort is one of two Military Sealift Command hospital ships that can rapidly respond to a range of situations on short notice. It is uniquely capable of providing health services support as an element of humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, and has been configured to provide a range of services at sea and ashore. “We look forward to partnering with those partner nations to provide primary care, dental care and also education for children and their mothers and families to help elevate their level of care and prevention of diseases as well,” concluded Capt. Sears. U.S. Navy Captain Christine Sears, Commanding Officer of the Medical Treatment Facility onboard the Comfort detailed some of the projects that will take place on the mission. “We’re bringing a full complement of our crew many of whom are trained in specific pediatric areas in addition one of our NGO partners, Operation Smile, is bringing a very large contingent to certain countries. Other NGO partners, such as the University of California San Diego Pre-Dental Society, are bringing a very specific cadre for children in addition to our staff.” “These anticipated activities will further enhance the significant impact that the Continuing Promise Mission has had in the region in the past. We look forward to working together with our Central American, South American, and Caribbean partner nations and our non-governmental and private volunteer organization partners to conduct civil military operations including humanitarian civic assistance, foreign disaster relief, and Subject Matter Expert Exchanges as we go throughout our entire deployment,” he concluded. In the next six months, with a diverse crew of approximately 1,000 military and civilian medical, engineering, veterinary, logistics, and marine personnel, the USNS Comfort will visit Belize, Colombia, Dominica, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica and Panama. Continuing Promise 2015 is the seventh deployment to the region since 2007, and the hospital ship’s fourth (2007, 2009, and 2011). last_img read more

Overdraft privilege enhances non-interest fee income and helps credit union members

first_img 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr As regulators continue to scrutinize rules affecting overdraft programs, having robust software that provides more efficient program management can help increase revenue. We wondered how well offering an overdraft protection program, or ODP, would work for real members, so I set to find out.Lance Worsham, VP finance for Allegiance Credit Union in Oklahoma City told me they use John M. Floyd and Associates (JMFA) for their overdraft privilege program, which offers analytics, reporting, and tracking. They had used JMFA’s program from June 2009 through May 2011 and continued to use their software and compliance piece afterward. Then in May 2015, they contracted with JMFA again to jumpstart their program.How has it enhanced Allegiance’s non-interest fee income as a result? Prior to 2009, they had seen a steady decline in their overdraft fee income. “With JMFA’s program, we saw an increase in fee income of 38.50 percent in the first year, and 24.20 percent the second year,” Worsham said. “Once the contract ended, the decline started again.”That was the reason they decided to re-contract with JMFA and employ the overdraft privilege program again. “It has been extremely successful,” Worsham noted, “with an increase in our fee income of nearly 17 percent since May 2015. For a seasoned program such as ours, we are very happy with the results.” continue reading »last_img read more

Accuweather has released a seasonal forecast for autumn in Europe

first_imgThe American private meteorological company Accuweather today published the  seasonal forecast for the climatic autumn in Europe and, the forecast refers to the months of September, October and November.As for our regions, the main emphasis from the forecast is the  cessation of drought in October and November . According to the seasonal forecast, the drought that lasts in most of Italy and Southeast Europe should continue in early autumn, ie in September, when they are expected to continue above the average temperature and a little rain. October and November bring rainier weather, so the drought could end. This will especially ease the situation for farmers who have already suffered great damage from late spring frosts and summer heat waves.Thus, we can conclude that an above-average warm September is still expected, which is certainly good for the extension of the tourist season.However, southern Italy and Greece expect continued warm weather and drought conditions. Both Spain and Portugal expect dry conditions to continue during the autumn. Thus, there will continue to be an increased risk of forest fires that have already raged in these areas this summer.The western and central parts of the continent, ie the area from France, through Germany to Poland, are expecting a period of more stable and drier weather at the beginning of autumn, after a rainy summer. Above average temperatures are forecast for most of September. Then rainier weather is expected in October. November should bring the amount of precipitation around or slightly below average to these areas. Both the UK and Ireland area can expect a warmer and drier September. Then, towards the end of October and in November, more storms are expected. The impact of at least one or more former tropical systems from the Atlantic is also expected.And the area of ​​Eastern Europe (Baltic States and Ukraine) can expect warmer and drier weather during September and October. Then much colder weather is expected in November, with the appearance of the first snowstorms (Ukraine, Belarus).Check out the seasonal forecast for summer 2017 that was released in early May. Then the heat waves that hit the south of Europe this summer, including our region, were well predicted.Source: Crometeorlast_img read more

The largest Croatian producer of alcoholic beverages is launching online trainings for all employees in the hospitality industry

first_imgAttendees will gain access to video lectures from the best of each category, and for practical problem solving and theoretical knowledge testing they will be included in the Badel Masterclass online platform. The master in the field of strong alcoholic beverages is the winner of 4 titles of the Croatian champion in flair – Mario Majcen. Ivan Saric is a lecturer in the category of consumer psychology. Renowned chef David Skoko is in charge of the culinary field. Darko Lugarić, winner of the title of the best sommelier of continental Croatia, will share theoretical and practical knowledge in the field of wine. Impressive lecturers will be joined by experts such as Mia Markač, Mladen Zrno, Vesna Jurak and many others. All applicants will have the opportunity to improve their skills in the field of spirits, wine, cocktails, cooking and consumer psychology through 4 weeks. All those interested in free workshops must register by April 28.4, and the beginning of the lecture is planned for May 04.05.2020, XNUMX. Find out more HERE The catering sector is suffering significant damage these days and in order to help everyone involved in the hospitality industry, Badel 1862 decided to launch free online training for waiters, bartenders, cocktail masters and chefs – Badel Masterclass. The largest Croatian producer of alcoholic beverages, Badel 1862 is launching online trainings for all employees in the hospitality industry during the crisis. Photo: Pexels.comlast_img read more

Too hard to hurt

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ING scheme loses 0.6% in second quarter

first_imgThe pension fund’s coverage ratio rose by 1.4 percentage point to 139.4% since March, but is down by 2.8% since the start of the year.ING’s pension fund said it had increased further its inflation hedge, made up of an allocation to inflation-linked bonds and inflation swaps. At the end of 2016, it had hedged 14.4% of the inflation risk.The €18.8bn Philips Pensioenfonds reported a quarterly return of 0.8%, taking its first half result to 1.3%. The scheme’s funding ratio rose to 112.5%.It said that it had moved its 7.5% cash position from its return portfolio to its matching portfolio.Its cash holdings comprised short-term loans with a good creditworthiness and therefore had a low risk profile like its fixed income allocation, the pension fund explained. It emphasised that the shift didn’t mean its investment policy had changed.The Philips scheme also said it had increased the diversification of its 30% government bonds allocation within and outside Europe.Jasper Kemme, the pension fund’s chief executive, told IPE that just over half of its holdings had been invested in euro-denominated bonds, as well as in government paper of non-euro countries including Denmark, Sweden and Switzerland.The pension fund also invested in government bonds of the UK, the US, Canada and Australia, he said.Progress, the €5.2bn closed defined benefit scheme of Unilever, saw its coverage ratio rise by 5 percentage points to 130% between April and June.Following rising interest rates, the scheme’s assets dropped by €14m. However, its liabilities, which are discounted against the interest rate, fell by €100m, it said.Forward, Unilever’s new €153m defined contribution scheme, said its funding had remained at 142%.The Unilever pension funds did not disclose their quarterly return figures.The €3.3bn company scheme Pensioenfonds TNO said it had generated 0.6% over the first six months, after losing 0.5% during the second quarter.During the first half of the year, the pension fund of the technical research institute said its fixed income holdings, including residential mortgages, had lost 0.6%.Equity and property gained 3.8% and 0.7%, respectively, while private equity lost 8.3%.The TNO scheme added that its currency hedge – covering part of the risk of its investments in dollar, sterling and yen – had generated 1.1%. However, it had lost 0.5% on its interest rate hedge, due to rising swap rates.The pension fund closed the first half year with a coverage ratio of 110%.The Q2 losses incurred by ING and TNO reflected the experiences of the largest multi-employer schemes. Of the five biggest Dutch funds, none generated a positive return in the second quarter. The €26.6bn ING Pensioenfonds said it lost 0.6% on investments during the second quarter, chiefly due to rising interest rates and the appreciation of the euro relative to the dollar.The closed scheme said that its 75% matching portfolio lost 0.8% as a consequence of the impact of increased interest rates on its fixed income holdings.The appreciation of the euro negatively affected its investments outside the euro-zone, leading to a 1.3% loss on its return portfolio, it added.The ING scheme made lost money on equity (down 1.7%), emerging market debt (down 3.7%) and real estate (down 2%). Credit and alternative investments gained 0.7% and 2.1%, respectively.last_img read more

Ocean Infinity Buys into Guardian Geomatics

first_imgGuardian Geomatics and Ocean Infinity have agreed terms for the acquisition by Ocean Infinity of a 25% stake in Guardian Geomatics.Guardian Geomatics is a Perth-based marine survey company, servicing the offshore oil & gas and renewable markets, with a footprint across Australia, PNG, NZ and the broader Asia Pacific region.Oliver Plunkett, Ocean Infinity’s CEO, said: “An essential part of our approach to growing our business is to build deep relationships with likeminded, dynamic and entrepreneurial partners. During the time we have been working with the Guardian team they have surpassed expectations on every criteria. This new partnership will cement our relationship and, as we look forward to our fleet of three ships and 15 AUVs serving clients around the globe, was an obvious next step for us to take.”Guardian Geomatics, managing director, Paul Kennedy, said: “This is a massive vote of confidence in the future of Guardian Geomatics. Along with access to Unmanned Surface Vessel’s (USV’s) and our current survey outsourcing contract with Ocean Infinity for the Island Pride, we have surpassed many of the goals we set ourselves when we established the company a year ago. We are excited about the opportunities this new partnership with Ocean Infinity will bring.”last_img read more

Ewen McQueen: Cinderella effect can’t be ignored

first_imgNZ Herald 2 September 2014In the Weekend Herald last Saturday, psychologist Nigel Latta summed up the 10 things he had learned from presenting his television series on social problems in New Zealand.Number five was the statement: “People who should know better seem to ignore the science with hardly a backward glance.” Latta went on to say that our leaders and policymakers “seem to ignore good science when it doesn’t suit”.Latta is right and often in this series his analysis was insightful and brought issues into sharper focus.However, his episode on family violence and child abuse fell short. Indeed on this issue he was himself guilty of ignoring the science.The episode gave the terrible statistics on child abuse and family violence and drew on research showing predictable links with poverty and alcohol misuse.However, Latta avoided what social science shows is the leading risk factor – revolving door families.These are the families where mum’s latest boyfriends come and go, and both mum and her children are at hugely increased risk of violence and abuse – the so-called “Cinderella effect”.http://www.nzherald.co.nz/opinion/news/article.cfm?c_id=466&objectid=11317470last_img read more

Lady Cardinals Hoops Results Against Lady Vikings

first_imgThe St Louis 5th Grade Lady Cardinals held off a late game charge by the Mt Carmel Lady Vikings on Thursday (2/2) evening to pick up their third win of the season, outscoring Mt Carmel 19 – 14.The Lady Cardinals played well in all phases of the game with key contributions from Izzi Price, Madison Wanstrath, Sadie Wachsman, Rhea Miller and Isabelle Fitzgerald.  The Lady Cardinals were led in scoring by Claire Saner with 8 points, followed by Kate Weber and Leah Cossentino with 4 points, Lilly Schebler with 2 points and Isabelle Wonnel added a free throw to earn 1 point.The 5th Grade Lady Cardinals are now 3-2 and will play again this Monday (2/6) at home against the St Paul (New Alsace) at 5:30pm.The 6th Grade team lost.Courtesy of Coach Saner, Coach Schebler, and Coach Streator.last_img read more