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Next Hedwig on the Broadway Horizon? Dexter Star Michael C. Hall!

first_img Related Shows TV’s favorite serial killer is ready to rock on Broadway…in heels! Dexter’s Michael C. Hall will be the next star to don a wig and heels in the Tony-winning revival of Hedwig and the Angry Inch. The Golden Globe winner will rock in the role starting October 16 at Broadway’s Belasco Theatre, with Tony winner Lena Hall continuing as onstage hubby Yitzhak. Current star Andrew Rannells will play the final performance of his limited engagement on October 12. View Comments Hedwig and the Angry Inch Written by John Cameron Mitchell and directed by Michael Mayer, Hedwig and the Angry Inch tells the story of a fictional rock ‘n’ roll band, fronted by Hedwig, a transgender woman from communist East Berlin. Between rock songs, Hedwig regales the audience with both humorous and painful stories about her life, including her botched sex change operation. The score by Stephen Trask features “Tear Me Down,” “Wig in a Box,” “Wicked Little Town,” “The Origin of Love,” “Angry Inch” and more. Although Hall was most recently seen in the Will Eno play The Realistic Joneses, he first made a name for himself in Broadway musicals, taking on the Emcee in Cabaret in 1999 and portraying Billy Flynn in Chicago in 2002. Off-Broadway, his credits include Mr. Marmalade, Cymbeline, Macbeth, Timon of Athens, Henry V, The English Teachers, Corpus Christi, Romeo and Juliet and Skylight. Hall is best known for playing serial killer Dexter Morgan in Showtime’s Dexter, earning one Golden Globe Award from five nominations and six Emmy Award nods. Other screen credits include HBO’s Six Feet Under and the films Cold in July and Kill Your Darlings. Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 13, 2015last_img read more

Disclosures everywhere! …except for there

first_img 10SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Joe Winn What do you get when you mix auto loan programs with a desire to help others? Well, approaches that make a difference, of course. So what do you get when … Web: credituniongeek.com Details You’re all about openness.  Your new branch design includes sweeping halls, natural lighting, and big windows to provide a welcoming atmosphere.  That snazzy new website encourages whitespace with at-a-glance information on your latest promotions.  Of course, your staff are available to answer any questions members might have, as well as help them create a brighter financial future.Then there’s your legal team.  An open field isn’t clear enough for them.  And that’s ok, because having an examiner woefully shaking their head is not your idea of a great day.  The lawyers want disclosures on top of disclosures, with a healthy dose of clarity, just in case something could be misinterpreted.I’ve written about these concepts in previous posts.  Remember that “speed bump”, or website exit warning?  You don’t need it, never did, yet I still encounter them on a regular basis.  It’s tough when your in-house counsel says, “yes we do.”  If it’s between listening to me or them, I’d choose your person.  Clarity on your offerings and operations is essential as well.  We as an industry have a hard enough time getting members to even understand what a credit union is.  Don’t need them confused about what theirs can offer.Which brings us to member understanding in the face of marketing and legal, combined.I follow a large credit union on Twitter which embraces the idea of no fees and free accounts.  It’s a main part of their marketing.  While I’m more about finding unique ways to attract members, do what works for you.  “Free everything!” feels a bit “me too” to this geek.  Anyway, this credit union tweeted an image of two wrestlers with the copy, “Stop wrestling with fees.”  It links to their Truly Free Checking details.  The page talks about how awesome the account is and why you should just apply already! (Not quite, but that’s the idea.)  This is what appears when you click the Fees and Terms tab.“This account doesn’t have any fees tied to a minimum balance requirement.”  And that’s it.  So there’s really no fees at all?  This is amazing!  What a super account!  Oh, wait, “…tied to a minimum balance requirement.”  This reminds me of the phone call with someone which goes, “I hope you’re enjoying your vacation!  I checked in on your house and the garage door totally looks great.”  And?The account page has no link to the full list of fees (there aren’t any, remember?) or terms.  I dug around on the website and, after more searching than you’d expect, found a Fees page.  Unsurprisingly, it contains the standard laundry list of fees for all the items you’d expect, from check reorders to overdraft.  I’m not putting down the account.  It’s your run-of-the-mill $0 minimum balance free checking account.  Which is fine for many people.  But…What would legal have to say?  Do you think they saw this page?  I clicked around and, yes, they do feature speed bumps on links to 3rd party partners (partners, because it’s a two-way contractual relationship).  So legal mandated this unnecessary feature, but let a checking account description get away with no disclosure of any fees or terms?On top of the legal issue, this credit union is only setting themselves up for disappointed members.  Consider the member who wants a no-fee account.  This looks perfect, and if you’re not reading carefully, that one line sure sounds like there are no fees at all.  Imagine their frustration when they get hit with fees for checks, an accidental overdraft, or any number of other actions.We all want to help members become more financially secure and knowledgable.  So let’s make sure our efforts don’t conflict this goal.last_img read more

Airbus to cut 15,000 jobs to survive coronavirus crisis

first_imgBritain’s Unite union called the measures “industrial vandalism.” France’s hard-left Force Ouvriere union and others said they would oppose mandatory cuts.There was immediate political pushback in France, where the government of President Emmanuel Macron this month announced a 15-billion-euro support package for aviation.”The number of job cuts announced by Airbus is excessive. We expect Airbus to fully use instruments put in place by the government to reduce job cuts,” a finance ministry source said.Airbus refused to exclude sackings, but said it would first seek voluntary departures, early retirements and other measures. It wants to start implementing cuts this autumn and complete them next summer – a brisk deadline for such plans in Europe.Chief Executive Guillaume Faury said the company had been left with no choice by the dire industry crisis.”It is the reality we have to face and we are trying to give a long-term perspective to Airbus,” he told reporters.Production outlookAirbus said in April it was reducing output by a third, but has raised that to 40% as it presses the case for job cuts. Sources say the discrepancy reflects different ways of measuring output on a weighted basis, rather than an immediate new cut.”We think we are rather stable now and there will be minor adjustments as we have in normal times,” Faury told Reuters.But he added, “minor changes can be bigger than seen in past because there is more volatility in the market.”Exceptional secrecy had surrounded the politically sensitive restructuring affecting jobs in Britain, France, Germany and Spain, the company’s key backers in a fierce contest with US rival Boeing for orders and industrial clout.About 37% of the 135,000-strong Airbus workforce is due to retire this decade, led by veterans of its best-selling A320.Boeing is cutting over 12,000 US jobs, including 6,770 involuntary layoffs, after the pandemic compounded woes caused by the 15-month-old grounding of its 737 MAX.Airbus’ programs chief said it was slowing a push into after-sales services while maintaining a strategy of diversifying into the high-margin area.Some industry sources say Airbus has all but abandoned a goal of more than doubling services revenue to $10 billion this decade and transferred some staff to other roles. “It’s going to be a mighty battle to save jobs,” said Francoise Vallin of the CFE-CGC union.Europe’s biggest aerospace group said it would cut 5,000 posts in France, 5,100 in Germany, 900 in Spain, 1,700 in the UK, and 1,300 elsewhere by mid-2021, for a core total of 14,000.The broader tally includes another 900 job cuts planned before the crisis at its Premium AEROTEC unit in Germany.On June 3, Reuters reported reduced jet output pointed to cuts of 14,000 full-time posts. Earlier on Tuesday, French union sources predicted 15,000 cuts in total. Airbus is cutting 15,000 jobs within a year, including 900 already earmarked in Germany, saying its future is at stake after the coronavirus outbreak paralyzed air travel.Airbus is moving swiftly to counter damage caused by a 40% slump in its 55-billion-euro ($61.8 billion) jet business following the pandemic, balancing belt-tightening against aid offered by European governments and future priorities.But it faces tough talks with governments as well as unions, which immediately pledged to fight compulsory redundancies. A 2008 restructuring triggered rare strikes and protests.center_img Topics :last_img read more

FRC finds support for stewardship code to mirror section 172 duty

first_imgThe UK’s accounting and audit regulator has highlighted support for new stewardship requirements for investors similar to those currently imposed on company directors.Respondents to a recent Financial Reporting Council (FRC) consultation supported modifying the UK stewardship code to include a duty for investors similar to section 172 of the UK Companies Act.The accounting watchdog is due to present a revised stewardship code for public consultation later this year, but asked for views on some initial questions when it consulted on amendments to the corporate governance code in December.The FRC floated the idea of a “section 172 for asset managers”. Under this part of the UK’s Companies Act 2006, directors have a duty to promote the success of a company for the benefit of shareholders, but in doing so they must have regard to a number of other factors and stakeholders, including employees. Reporting on feedback to both consultations yesterday, the FRC said the majority of respondents were in favour of the stewardship code mirroring at least some elements of the code for listed companies.“Many respondents were in favour of including a similar duty for investors as exists under section 172 of the Companies Act for directors,” the FRC reported.The revised corporate governance code, which was unveiled yesterday, asks boards to describe how they have considered the interests of stakeholders when performing this duty – or to explain why they haven’t done so.The FRC said there was support for stewardship code signatories to report on how they had considered a wide range of stakeholders in their own organisations, their investment process, and the companies in which they invest.There was support for strengthening the definition of the purpose of stewardship and for including issues such as culture and diversity and workforce matters within the code.However, many respondents were wary about the code including a prescribed list of environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) issues to be monitored and acted on.The FRC said: “There was a broad preference for the stewardship code to encourage a focus on material long-term issues, or to require a description of how investments and stewardship approaches align with clients’ long-term interests, as a useful way of encouraging signatories to consider ESG issues, without being too prescriptive.”Stewardship by bondholdersA majority of respondents also felt it would be helpful to have clearer expectations of the stewardship roles and responsibilities of those “at different points in the investment chain”, the FRC reported.Many respondents called for specific attention to be paid to the role of proxy advisers.The current stewardship code, which was last reviewed in 2012, is primarily concerned with the role of investors as shareholders in publicly listed companies. According to the FRC, however, there was broad agreement among respondents that “including an increased range of asset classes… would be helpful, with fixed income assets being the most frequently cited as appropriate for inclusion”.There were 109 responses to the December 2017 consultation questions on the stewardship code. A breakdown by type of respondent was not provided.The UK stewardship code is aimed at fund managers, pension fund trustees and other asset owners and can also be used by service providers.The FRC recently appointed a 17-strong committee of investors to help inform its future work on issues such as corporate governance and stewardship.last_img read more

Indian Premier League Slow wickets fine but rank turners doesn’t serve purpose of T20: Uthappa

first_img New Delhi: Slow wickets are fine but rank turners, like the one in the opening match of the ongoing Indian Premier League in Chennai, should not be laid for Twenty20 cricket, says Kolkata Knight Riders batsman Robin Uthappa. The opening game of the 12th edition of the IPL was a low-scoring affair with Royal Challengers Bangalore managing just 70 runs and Chennai Super Kings huffed and puffed before overhauling the target.Asked if, as a cricketer, he is fine with slow wickets, Uthappa said the format is such that it’s better if runs are scored freely.”It’s not conducive for viewership, T20 cricket is made for entertainment. It’s competitive but you have to have a wider perspective of what’s happening as well. You want it to be evenly balanced. Slow wicket is fine but rank turners, like Chennai, are not conducive for T20 cricket, doesn’t serve the purpose,” said Uthappa ahead of KKR’s clash against Delhi Capitals on Saturday. For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. highlights “Hopefully, the wickets are conducive for Twenty20 cricket. It’s batsman’s game. It’s what it is. People come out there to watch batsmen hit sixes and bowlers defy that on good wickets. T20 and cricket, in general, is moving in that direction,” added Uthappa. The track at Feroze Shah Kotla here is also usually low and slow but it is even slower, according to Chris Morris, who is likely to play his first game for Delhi Capitals on Saturday.”The biggest difference is that it’s a bit slower and the ball is stopping a bit more. In the past wickets were good, on occasion they were quick,” said Morris.Delhi Capitals had lost their first home match and they would want to avoid the same result while KKR, who are now playing a few away games, want to keep the winning momentum going.”The away wins are extremely important in this tournament. Delhi is a strong team at home. The wicket looks different. It’s not a regular Kotla wicket,” Uthappa said. Both Uthappa and Morris said that West Indies batsman Andre Russell creates a huge impact on the game.Russell has come out with explosive knocks in the previous two KKR games.”He (Russell) knows what impact he creates. He understands what role he plays in making it from 180 to 215. Since he led at Caribbean Premier League, so there is a sense of responsibility as well,” Uthappa said. Morris added: “He is an absolute genius. It’s going to be the case of ‘he misses and I hit’. He is dangerous. “I might look calm and collected but my brains are working overtime. You got to trust your training. I practised my yorkers and bouncers, slower balls.Hopefully, he (Russell) makes some mistakes.”A lot of focus is on players’ workload management this season but Morris is hardly bothered.    “You are here to play cricket. I train when I have to and rest when I have to. I am not going to subdue my training, if someone tells me,” the South African signed off. Robbie shares his thoughts on how the wickets should be panned out. Kolkata Knight Riders register their second win on the trot.Kolkata will play their next game against Delhi Capitals. last_img read more

Community Joins to Celebrate the Life of Martin Luther King, Jr.

first_imgBy Liz SheehanRED BANK ­ The fourth annual Interfaith Community Commemorative Celebration of the life and legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday at the Pilgrim Baptist Church of Red Bank began with a hymn and continued with music intertwined with praise for King, prayers, scripture readings and dance.Standing at the entrance of the church at 172 Shrewsbury Ave., the Rev. Terrence Porter, pastor, called for all to join in the hymn “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” as the procession of clergy and guests walked down the aisle to the altar.After the presentation of the flag, John Rivera of Red Bank played the bagpipes, followed by a prayer offered by the Islamic Society of Monmouth County, which ended with, “Help us to be like Martin Luther King Jr., who fought racial injustice and political oppression with actions of peace and love.”The event was sponsored by the Community Collaborative Coalition of Red Bank.The Rev. Marcia Grayson of the Second Baptist Church, Asbury Park, read from the Gospels; the Rev. Dr. Henry P. Davis, president of the NAACP of Greater Red Bank read from the prophets, and Monsignor Philip Lowery, St. James Roman Catholic Church, Red Bank, read from the epistles while Rabbi Marc Kline, Monmouth Reform Temple, Tinton Falls, presented a litany of commemorations.Mayor Pasquale Menna greeted those attending the ceremony and praised King’s legacy. But much more needed to be done, Menna said.“The work he started will not be finished for a long time to come,” he said.The event featured a dance troupe, Red Bank Regional High School Chamber Choir, clergy and community leaders of the greater Red Bank area and a community service award recognition. Photo: Liz SheehanMenna also announced that Jesse Garrison, a deacon at Pilgrim Baptist Church, who was given the Community Leadership Award at Monday’s celebration, would be honored at the Mayor’s Charity Ball on May 5.He said Garrison had a “life well-lived and well-served,” that should be recognized.Another award was presented to members of the Red Bank Regional High School by the West Side Ministerial Alliance.Guest speaker the Rev. Dr. Bernadette Glover, interim pastor of St. Paul’s Baptist Church, Montclair, told those assembled, “Now is the time we were talking about yesterday.”“We must never look back,” she said, but “go forward and take someone with you.” She called for those listening to “raise their prophetic voice.”King, Glover said, “was a man who had a prophetic voice.”He died because he “dared to criticize the U.S. government and the role of the government in the Vietnam war.”The program was interspersed with music, including several selections by the Red Bank Regional High School Concert Choir, and by Gabrielle Clissold, cantor at the Monmouth Reform Temple, and a dance presentation by Arts For The Heart Academy of Dance and Worship Arts.The celebration ended with all present joining hands and swaying as they sang “We Shall Overcome.”Rev. Terrence Porter, Pilgrim Baptist Church, and Dr. Everett McCorvey, Director of Opera, University of Kentucky, joined Rabbi Marc Kline and Cantor Gabrielle Clissold at a service honoring Martin Luther King Jr. at Monmouth Reform Temple, Tinton Falls, on Jan. 15. Photo courtesy Monmouth Reform Templelast_img read more

Mallard’s Team of the Week — Dance Umbrella

first_imgMallard’s Source for sports is once again going above and beyond the call of Team of the Week selection by honouring the group with, of course, Team of the Week accolades.Some of the dancers include, back row, L-R, Dale Cushway, Connor Clover, Otho Finch, Sam Gerlizt and Tanner Spencer.Middle, Dana Dickinson-Sampson, Rachel Kinakin, Kate Harvey-Vieira, Aisha Smith, Ema Collinson.Front, Rebecca Landsberg, Hazel Nichol and Sarah Jane-Hicks. The Dance Umbrella is once again hosting its annual Spring Showcase Thursday through Saturday at the Capitol Theatre in Nelson.Spectators will see a variety of dances from student between the ages of three to 18.last_img

BLINGISMYTHING, QUEEN OF THE SAND, FANTICOLA, THREE HEARTS, & GRADE I WINNER HARD NOT TO LIKE ALL PROMINENT AMONG DEEP & COMPETITIVE FIELD OF 10 FILLIES & MARES IN MONDAY’S GRADE I, $300,000 GAMELY STAKES AT 1 1/8 MILES ON TURF

first_imgHIGHLY REGARDED FRENCH-BRED DANZA CAVALLO ONE OF TWO SHIPPING IN FROM KEENELAND ARCADIA, Calif. (May 22, 2015)–Monday’s Memorial Day headliner, the Grade I, $300,000 Gamely Stakes at 1 1/8 miles on turf, has attracted a talent laden cast of 10 fillies and mares including recent local graded stakes winners Blingismything and Queen of The Sand, along with a pair of invaders from Kentucky–Grade I stakes winner Hard Not to Like and graded stakes placed Danza Cavallo.Trained by Eric Kruljac, Blingismything stalked the pace and was up to win the Grade III, one mile turf Wilshire Stakes by a nose on April 26 and will try 1 1/8 miles for the second time in her career on Monday. A close seventh, beaten just two lengths in her only other try at the distance–the Grade III Robert J. Frankel Stakes five starts back on Dec. 27, Blingismything has been a gem of consistency, with her only out of the money performance in 10 races coming in the Frankel.A 5-year-old Kentucky-bred mare by Arch, Blingismything is owned by Class Racing Stable and retains the services of leading rider Tyler Baze. With an overall mark of 10-4-2-3, she has earnings of $246,330.Like Blingismything, trainer Paddy Gallagher’s Irish-bred Queen of The Sand exits a nose victory last time out, in her case, the Grade III, 1 ¼ miles turf Santa Barbara Handicap on April 18. Next-to-last in the early going, the 5-year-old mare rallied late, overcoming traffic trouble, to just prevail over Fanticola, who’ll she’ll again face in the Gamely.Owned by Derrick Fisher, Queen of The Sand will make only her third start of the year and sports an overall mark of 23-8-2-3, with earnings of $343,920. Although winless in three tries at 1 1/8 miles, she has three wins from four tries at a flat mile on turf and will be ridden back by Drayden Van Dyke.Trainer Phil D’Amato’s Fanticola, who just missed a gate to wire win over Queen of The Sand in the Santa Barbara on April 18, will likely show plenty of speed again when shortening up a furlong in the Gamely. A winner of the one mile turf Megahertz Stakes three starts back on Jan. 17, the 5-year-old Ontario Canadian-bred mare has been no worse than third in her last five starts. Owned by Anthony Fanticola and Joseph Scardino, Fanticola, who has never run at the Gamely distance, is 15-4-4-6 overall, with earnings of $288,300.Third, beaten 1 ¼ lengths by Queen of The Sand in the Santa Barbara, Team Valor International’s Three Hearts was perhaps unlucky in defeat, as she lacked room at the rail from the quarter pole to the furlong marker at odds of 5-2. Conditioned by Neil Drysdale, the 5-year-old Hat Trick mare is 6-1-2-2 at the Gamely distance and is 17-3-4-5 overall with earnings of $262,249. Ridden by Tyler Baze in her last three starts, she switches to Gary Stevens on Monday.Trainer Christophe Clement’s Hard Not to Like, who caught a yielding turf when running third in the Grade I, 1 1/16 miles Jenny Wiley Stakes at Keeneland April 11, brings a solid resume, that includes a Grade I win in last year’s Wiley, to Monday’s Gamely.  Hard Not to Like finished first in the Grade III, 1 1/16 miles turf Endeavour Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs Jan. 31, but was disqualified to second. The 6-year-old Ontario Canadian-bred mare by Hard Spun is 18-6-3-2 overall with earnings of $781,671. She’s owned by Speedway Stable, LLC.French-bred Danza Cavallo rallied from far off the pace to take her second stateside start, a third condition allowance at 1 1/16 miles on turf April 17 at Keeneland. Second, beaten a neck in her U.S. debut, the Grade III, 1 ½ miles turf Long Island Handicap Nov. 8, Danza Cavallo has been favored in both of her U.S. starts. Conditioned by Chad Brown and owned by Sheep Pond Partners and Dubb, the 4-year-old filly by Sunday Break will be piloted for the third consecutive start by Irad Ortiz, Jr. She is 13-4-4-2, with earnings of $189,868.With all horse assigned 119 pounds, here is the Grade I Gamely Stakes, to be run as the eighth race on a nine-race card Monday, with jockeys in post position order: Moulin de Mougin, Mike Smith; Three Hearts, Gary Stevens; Blingismything, Tyler Baze; Fanticola, Joe Talamo; Smoove It, Mario Gutierrez; Generosidade, Tiago Pereira; Elektrum, Flavien Prat; Danza Cavallo, Irad Ortiz, Jr.; Hard Not to Like, Victor Espinoza, and Queen of The Sand, Drayden Van Dyke.                First post time on Monday is at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m.last_img read more