People, Places and Things Eyeing Broadway Transfer

first_img View Comments In recent years Curious Incident and War Horse bowed at the U.K.’s National Theatre before landing in the West End followed by Broadway, and now it looks like People, Places and Things will tread the same path. Duncan Macmillan’s new play, which started out at the NT’s Dorfman Theatre and is currently running at the Wyndham’s Theatre through June 18, is eyeing a Main Stem bow. Denise Gough, who recently won an Olivier for her performance in the show, told the Daily Mail: “I think New Yorkers would really go for it.”Emma was having the time of her life. Now she’s in rehab. Her first step is to admit that she has a problem. But the problem isn’t with Emma, it’s with everything else. She needs to tell the truth. But she’s smart enough to know that there’s no such thing. When intoxication feels like the only way to survive the modern world, how can she ever sober up?Directed by Jeremy Herrin, the cast also includes Jacob James Beswick, Nari Blair-Mangat, Alistair Cope, Jacqui Dubois, Charlotte Gascoyne, Sally George, Kevin McMonagle, Nathaniel Martello-White, Barbara Marten, David Rubin and Laura Woodward.The production features sets by Bunny Christie, with costumes by Christina Cunningham, lighting by James Farncombe, sound by Tom Gibbons, video by Andrzej Goulding and music by Matthew Herbert.   Denise Gough in ‘People, Places and Things'(Photo: Johan Persson)last_img read more

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Kickstarter Aside, Spring Awakening Would Have Performed at Tonys

first_imgSandra Mae Frank & Austin McKenzie in ‘Spring Awakening'(Photo: Joan Marcus) Related Shows View Comments Spring Awakening center_img The cast of Deaf West’s Spring Awakening will officially perform on Broadway’s biggest night—a decision made before the Tony-nominated revival’s Kickstarter campaign reached its goal. The Tony Awards made the announcement three days before the June 11 deadline for fans to donate to (and effectively alleviate the cost of) the performance; within hours of the confirmation, the Kickstarter received a $35,000 spike and surpassed its $200,000 target.The Kickstarter campaign launched on May 24. At that time, the production tweeted, “Spring Awakening has a chance to perform on the Tony Awards, but we need your help!” Incentives to donate included signed merchandise, private meet-and-greets with cast members and original compositions.Producer Ken Davenport confirmed to Broadway.com that the crowd-sourced $200,000—which the show would only receive once the goal had been met in its entirety—”covers the cost of everything.” This includes travels expenses for members of the cast, rehearsals and recovering design elements from storage. A Tony Awards spokesperson said a small stipend is offered to each nominated show to assist with the expenses involved with the telecast. The spokesperson did not specify the amount of the stipend.Spring Awakening producers had to decide if they wanted to accept their performance slot before the Kickstarter’s June 11 deadline, though neither Davenport nor representatives for the Tony Awards would comment on the exact date required by the broadcast.Shortly after the launch of the campaign, Deaf West Artistic Director DJ Kurs stated to Broadway.com, “We will proceed on the assumption that our Kickstarter will be successful.” On June 6, Kurs released a video on Spring Awakening’s YouTube channel in which he explained that the cast would reassemble in New York this week. “We’ll have rehearsals and get ready for the big night.”At noon on June 8, the Kickstarter campaign had raised just over $165,000. Whether or not the goal had been met, fans would have been able to tune in on June 12 to watch the acclaimed production, which included a cast of both deaf and hearing performers. Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 24, 2016last_img read more

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Female Found Dead in Bay Shore Apartment Complex

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 59-year-old East Norwich woman was found dead outside a Bay Shore apartment complex Friday morning, Suffolk County police said.The discovery was made around 9:15 a.m. at The Birches apartments on South Clinton Avenue, police said. Third Precinct officers found the woman in a rear parking lot of the complex, police said.The woman was identified as Saundra Simonee.  The Suffolk County Medical Examiner’s office will perform an autopsy to determine her cause of death, police said.Detectives ask anyone with information regarding this case to call the Homicide Squad at 631-852-6392 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.last_img read more

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Future considerations for tokenization

first_imgby: Brandon KuehlTokenization, or the replacement of sensitive payment data with a unique identifier called a token that cannot be mathematically reversed, has a number of implications for financial institutions (FIs) that issue credit and debit cards.In a recent white paper, “U.S. Participates in the Global Fight Against Card Fraud,” TMG Product Manager Brandon Bogler and I explore those implications and offer insight on how credit unions and community banks are implementing tokenization – and, specifically, Apple Pay – for the protection of digital payment data.In my last blog,  I featured an excerpt from the paper on taking the first steps toward implementing tokenization to supplement EMV in fraud prevention. Below I’ve included another excerpt, specifically looking at future considerations for tokenization.Down the road, as tokenization develops into a more ubiquitous technology, issuers will want to think through two specific business decisions related to tokenization: continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Is your credit union diverse?

first_imgHappy early Thanksgiving compliance friends!Earlier this month, NCUA hosted its first annual Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) summit. The agency described it as an event “where credit union and industry professionals who are committed to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion within the credit union system gathered to share best practices, challenges to advancing diversity, and learn how NCUA can support the industry in its efforts.” Executives from various credit unions across the country with a commitment to diversity and inclusion served as speakers and panelists at the summit. Some of the topics covered included the value of DE&I, best practices and methods for collecting diversity data, and the agency’s annual voluntary self-assessment. At the summit, NCUA Chairman Rodney Hood expressed that “financial inclusion is the civil rights issue of our era”, and announced the creation of an NCUA Culture Council.The information below may serve as a starting point for credit unions interested in learning more about DE&I and NCUA’s Annual Voluntary Credit Union Diversity Self-Assessment.What Does It Mean for a Credit Union to Be Diverse and Inclusive from an NCUA Perspective?Credit unions were founded on the premise of providing provident credit to members- any member. Legally, credit unions cannot discriminate as to who they lend to, but Dodd-Frank gave new emphasis on agencies looking at diversity from an employer perspective. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

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Driver Fatally Pinned by Truck on LIE in North Hills

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 54-year-old Roosevelt man died when he was pinned under his tractor trailer on the Long Island Expressway in North Hills on Tuesday evening.Nassau County police said a Highway Patrol officer found Frederick E. Johnson unresponsive and pinned under the tractor trailer, which was parked with its hazard lights on in the westbound shoulder between exits 33 and 34 at 8:22 p.m.He was pronounced dead.The Motor Carrier Unit officers preformed a brake and safety check at the scene and determined that the  parked truck suddenly moved forward, pinning the driver.Third Squad detectives are continuing the investigation but do not suspect foul play.last_img read more

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UK pension schemes should beware bulk annuity ‘capacity crunch’

first_imgThe bulk annuity market is poised to experience a “capacity crunch” in the medium-term, according to consultancy Hymans Robertson, which has pointed to a shortfall of at least £65bn (€76bn) in 10 years time, as growing demand from UK defined benefit (DB) schemes outstrips insurers’ supply. The consultancy forecast that annual demand for bulk annuity buy-ins from UK private sector DB schemes will grow threefold by 2026, to £350bn.It added that the predicted demand will exceed the capacity in the market, at least over the medium-term.James Mullins, head of buyout solutions at Hymans Robertson, said: “To give a sense of the scale of the mismatch, if we were to assume a 5% increase in insurer capacity year-on-year, then in 10 years that would equate to £225bn of supply.”This would amount to a £125bn shortfall.“Even when taking a more optimistic year-on-year growth of 10% over the next ten years we’d still be looking at a £65 billion shortfall,” added Mullins.Such a “capacity crunch” could arise despite “plenty of supply” at the moment, according to the consultancy.This has implications for pricing, which is currently “keen”, it said.“[W]hen we reach the point that demand to transact buy-ins outstrips supply from insurance companies, insurers will inevitably offer better pricing to the pension schemes that have already completed a buy-in,” said Mullins.The consultancy’s findings are based on an analysis of all DB pension schemes sponsored by FTSE350 companies, which it then scaled up to cover all UK private sector DB schemes.It said that DB pension schemes and insurance companies will look to buy gilts of more than £300bn over the next 10 years.UK pension funds’ unwilligness to part with gilts was said to be behind the Bank of England recently failing to meet its buying target for long-dated government bonds as part of its quantitative easing (QE) programme. Hymans Robertson also surveyed all insurers active in the bulk annuity market as at the end of June 2016, asking them about their appetite and capacity for deals over the next 12 months.This included Prudential, which Hymans Robertson noted has since confirmed that it will be withdrawing from the bulk annuity market.This leaves seven insurers active in the market, although Hymans Robertson expects new entrants, not least because strong demand from pension schemes makes it “an attractive source of business for insurers”.The findings were presented in the consultancy’s first annual risk transfer report.last_img read more

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Williams races into Auckland final against Pegula

first_img Loading… Instead, it was the 25-year-old Pegula, the world 82nd-ranked player who won her only WTA title at the Washington Open last year, who came out on top. The unseeded Pegula was broken twice when losing the first set before adopting an aggressive approach that fifth-seed Wozniacki had no answer for. She wore the Dane down in the second set and then won every game in the third. Read Also: ATP Cup: Battling Djokovic leads Serbia into final “I knew if I was going to play defensive I was not going to win that battle, she’s like the best in the world at that, so I had to step in and take my chances and trust my game,” said Pegula, the daughter of NFL Buffalo Bills owner and natural gas magnate Terry Pegula. “Caroline’s had an amazing career and I know she’s retiring so I’m glad I got to play her before she retires and I’m happy to get the win and really excited to be in the final.” Wozniacki has one chance left to win a title in Auckland when she partners Serena Williams in the doubles final on Sunday. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Serena Williams delivered a masterclass in her semi-final at the WTA Auckland Classic on Saturday, needing only 43 minutes to down rising star Amanda Anisimova and set up a showdown against Jessica Pegula.center_img The unsung and unseeded Pegula stunned Caroline Wozniacki in a three-set semi-final 3-6, 6-4, 6-0. Serena Williams needed only 43 minutes to down rising star Amanda Anisimova and set up a showdown against Jessica Pegula Top-seed Williams, at her imperious best, rapidly eliminated third-seed Anisimova 6-1, 6-1. It highlighted the gulf between the 38-year-old, the women’s tennis figurehead for the past two decades, and the next generation of players led by the 18-year-old Anisimova. The mother of two-year-old Olympia said she had been working hard to juggle tennis and motherhood as she targets a 24th Grand Slam at the Australian Open later in the month. She was all power and precision as she dominated the centre of the court and moved the teenager around, running down Anisimova’s drop shots and blunting opportunities for the young player to unleash her telling forehand. “I was definitely in the zone today. I knew I was playing a really great player and an even better person and I knew I had to come out serious,” Williams said. “It feels really good. I’ve been working hard for a couple of years, my daughter’s only two, I tend to be really hard on myself but considering everything, I’m doing pretty good.” Former World number one Wozniacki, who has announced she will retire after the Australian Open, arrived at her penultimate tournament determined to win in Auckland at her seventh attempt to add to her 30 WTA titles. Promoted ContentA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtHere Are The Secret Origins Of Famous Foods6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True7 Action Movies That’ll Give You An Adrenaline Rush11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top11 Strange Facts About Your Favorite TV Shows7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much7 Theories About The Death Of Our UniverseYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made8 Best 1980s High Tech Gadgetslast_img read more

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Program provides permanent housing for homeless vets

first_imgHousing Authority of the City of Gary Indiana Partnering VA Medical Facility Chicago HCS Public Housing Agency Cincinnati 5 Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority $34,755 Washington D.C. — To help end veteran homelessness, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today awarded $239,745 to provide a permanent home to an estimated 46 veterans experiencing homelessness in Indiana.  The rental assistance announced today is provided through the HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) Program, which combines rental assistance from HUD with case management and clinical services provided by VA.HUD-VASH reduces veteran homelessness because it provides funding for both the housing and supportive services that are essential for ending homelessness for veterans, many of whom are living in unsheltered locations. These vouchers are critical tools in helping communities effectively end homelessness among veterans.“We have few responsibilities greater than making sure those who have sacrificed so much in service to their country have a home they can call their own,” said HUD Secretary Carson. “The housing vouchers awarded today ensure homeless veterans nationwide have access to affordable housing and the critical support services from the VA.”   “The brave men and women who have served in our armed forces and their families have made incredible sacrifices to protect our freedoms. We must uphold our obligation to support those who have answered the call of duty,” said HUD Midwest Regional Administrator Joseph P. Galvan. “While, we have made great strides in reducing veteran homelessness in half nationally since 2010 and by almost 20% in Indiana, these housing vouchers will help continue this trend by providing safe and affordable housing in conjunction with vital wrap-around services from the VA. We are proud to support those who have served.”Since 2008, more than 93,000 vouchers have been awarded and approximately 150,000 homeless veterans have been served through the HUD-VASH program. More than 600 PHAs administer the HUD-VASH program, and this most recent award includes 22 additional PHAs, increasing HUD-VASH coverage to many communities. Rental assistance and supportive services provided through HUD-VASH are a critical resource for local communities in ending homelessness among our nation’s veterans.In the HUD-VASH program, VA Medical Centers (VAMCs) assess veterans experiencing homelessness before referring them to local housing agencies for these vouchers. Decisions are based on a variety of factors, most importantly the duration of homelessness and the need for longer term, more intensive support in obtaining and maintaining permanent housing. The HUD-VASH program includes both the rental assistance the voucher provides and the comprehensive case management that VAMC staff offers.Veterans participating in the HUD-VASH program rent privately owned housing and generally contribute no more than 30 percent of their income toward rent. VA offers eligible homeless veterans clinical and supportive services through its medical centers across the U.S., Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Amount Indianapolis Housing Agency Indianapolis 5 Indianapoliscenter_img HUD-VASH AWARDS $52,506 21 $24,487 5 Housing Authority of the City of Lafayette 10 Number of Vouchers $25,150 Indianapolis $102,846 Indiana Housing and Community Development Authoritylast_img read more

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Victory for VanDeest at Marshalltown

first_imgMARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (July 8) – Racing at the Marshalltown Speedway on Friday night shared the Central Iowa Fairgrounds with the county fair.Chase Rudolf took the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod lead as the green flag flew, and was looking strong.  By lap five, he had 12th starting Jared VanDeest to contend with but continued to keep his lead.VanDeest was relentless, however, pestering Rudolf until finally making it pay off at lap 12, when he grabbed the lead. VanDeest was able to distance himself from the pack in the final handful of laps, and took the checkers and the win. Eleventh starting Cory Rose was runner-up and Rudolf was third.The 15-lap IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock event went to Adam Armstrong.  Armstrong, who has been racing a SportMod this season, jumped back into his Hobby Stock for the night and made the switch seem effortless.  He had the lead at lap seven, and then pulled away the remaining laps to take the easy win. Leah Wroten started ninth and took the runner-up spot. Gene Nicklaus took third.There was fast and furious racing in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car 20-lapper. Todd Reitzler led the race immediately but suddenly at lap two there was the 99D of Damon Murty on his tail.  Murty, who had started 12th, flew around the topside and began dogging Reitzler.Donavon Smith had also made big advances, getting to third and pressuring both Reitzler and Murty.  At lap nine, Reitzler’s night turned into a nightmare, when his car appeared to dig into the entry of turn one, and then he took a huge ride as the car rolled.  Thankfully, Reitzler emerged from the car unhurt.When racing picked back up, Murty was now the leader with Smith in second.  Murty returned to his topside run, Smith trying the low line, but it was all Murty’s race from there on out, as he crossed under the checkers first once again.  Smith kept the runner-up spot and third went to 10th starter Steve Meyer.No one should have been disappointed with the 20-lap Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified fea­ture action. Trent Jackson and Jimmy Gustin wowed the crowd with lap after lap of close racing before Jackson took the checkers ahead of Gustin and Jacob Murray.last_img read more

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