Amazing Grace Opens Officially on Broadway

first_img Amazing Grace About the Artist: With a desire to celebrate the magic of live theater and those who create it, and with a deep reverence for such touchstones as the work of Al Hirschfeld and the wall at Sardi’s, Squigs is happy and grateful to be among those carrying on the traditions where theater and caricature meet. He was born and raised in Oregon, lived in Los Angeles for quite a long time and now calls New York City his home. View Comments Related Showscenter_img Amazing Grace opens officially at Broadway’s Nederlander Theatre on July 16. The show, which tells the origin story of a certain familiar tune, stars Josh Young as John Newton, Erin Mackey as Mary Catlett, Tom Hewitt as Captain Newton and Chuck Cooper as Pakuteh. Gabriel Barre directs the new tuner by Christopher Smith and Arthur Giron.In honor of the musical’s big night, Broadway.com resident artist Justin “Squigs” Robertson created this sketch. In addition to Young, Mackey, Hewitt and Cooper, the portrait includes Chris Hoch as Major Gray, Stanley Bahorek as Robert Haweis, Harriett D. Foy as Princess Peyai, Laiona Michelle as Nanna, Rachael Ferrera as Yema and Elizabeth Ward Land as Mrs. Catlett.Broadway.com wishes the cast of Amazing Grace a happy opening. We’ll be over here studying up on those lyrics (all six verses). Show Closed This production ended its run on Oct. 25, 2015last_img read more

Stricter Texting-While-Driving Penalties Go Into Effect

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York New and young drivers will lose their driving privileges for at least four months under a stricter texting-while-driving law that went into effect Saturday. Under the new law, drivers with a junior’s license will have their license suspended for 120 days on the first texting-while-driving violation, and revoked for a year if convicted of a second or subsequent offense within six months of having their license reinstated. The increased penalties are part of a wider effort by state officials to combat distracted driving—which kills more than nine people each day in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Officials hope addressing the issue early on should prevent young and new drivers from falling into bad habits. “There have been far too many avoidable tragedies due to texting while driving and with these new penalties, we are seeking to change the behavior of young drivers now, and make New York’s roadways safer for all,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a statement. The new measures going into effect Saturday also include increased fines for cell phone use or a texting violation. The maximum fine for a first time offense is now $200, up from $150, and second and third offenses within 18 months jumped to $250 and $450 respectively. The state has previously passed a law that increases texting-while-driving penalties from three to five points, and established “Texting Zones” along the New York State Thruway and other state highways, including the Long Island Expressway.last_img read more

A champion of compliance

first_imgMatt Bailey, director of compliance at $419 million asset Linn Area Credit Union in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, recently won CUNA’s Compliance Champion Award.A member of CUNA’s Compliance Education Advisory Board, Linn speaks about his transition from mortgage lending to compliance, and the challenge of creating a strong compliance culture.CU Mag: What does being named Compliance Champion mean to you?Bailey: It’s a little exciting, but a little embarrassing at the same time. It’s like being celebrated for being a big nerd!Compliance people in general aren’t fans of the spotlight, but I certainly do appreciate the honor and recognition. continue reading » 13SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Nathan Ake: Manchester City defender picks up injury on international duty | Football News

first_img– Advertisement – Manchester City defender Nathan Ake limped off early on during the Netherlands 1-1 draw with Spain in Amsterdam.The 25-year-old appeared to pick up a hamstring problem when he played a pass back to the goalkeeper after just three minutes.- Advertisement – He attempted to continue but pulled up again after challenging Alvaro Morata in the box and had to go off after receiving treatment from the physio.Ake joined City for £40m from relegated Bournemouth in the summer and has made six appearances for Pep Guardiola’s side – starting alongside John Stones at centre back in last week’s 3-0 Champions League win over Olympiakos.Following Ake’s departure, Manchester United’s Donny van de Beek was on target for the Dutch in the friendly encounter.- Advertisement –center_img Real Betis’ Sergio Canales had earlier scored his first international goal after 18 minutes to put Spain in front.last_img read more

Empire strikes back

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Argentina extends lockdown in Buenos Aires as coronavirus cases surpass 20,000

first_imgArgentina recorded 929 new infections on Thursday, one of the highest daily counts since the pandemic began. The country has 20,197 cases, mostly in the city Buenos Aires and the province of Buenos Aires. The death toll is at 608.”Our results are still good, but we have not yet overcome the problem,” Fernandez said.Argentina has been under mandatory lockdown since March 20, though officials already relaxed restrictions in some areas of the country. Argentina has a commercial flight ban until Sept. 1, one of the world’s strictest travel measures during the pandemic. Topics : Argentina extended on Thursday a mandatory lockdown in Buenos Aires, the capital, and some other parts of the country until June 28, as confirmed coronavirus cases continue to rise, surpassing 20,000 earlier in the day.The three-week extension of the lockdown, which had been due to expire June 7, will impact the capital city, the province of Buenos Aires and some other areas that account for the highest concentration of confirmed infections, President Alberto Fernandez said during a press conference. The rest of the country will move to a phase of “mandatory and preventive social distancing.”The next phase will include new permissions, including outdoor exercise during certain hours in the city of Buenos Aires, which has the highest concentration of cases, officials said.last_img read more

Vitol Anker shifts pension scheme from Netherlands to Luxembourg

first_imgThe €62m Dutch pension fund for commodities firm Vitol Anker (SPFVA) has liquidated and placed its pension plan with insurer Integrale Luxemburg.It is the first time a Dutch scheme has moved across the border to the Luxembourg-based insurer, and Integrale said there was growing interest in this option.SPFVA said the Dutch regulator, De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB), had concluded that the scheme was vulnerable and its board needed to spend a disproportionate amount of time running it. It had a funding level of 94% at the end of 2015, and 550 participants in total.SPFVA indicated that, by involving the insurer as of 1 January this year, it was able to prevent rights cuts. The new pension arrangements run by Integrale are purely defined contribution (DC), whereas the previous plan combined defined benefit and DC. The DB element applied to the first €35,000 of an employee’s salary, and DC applied to any remainder up to the national cap of €100,000.The scheme’s board emphasised that the new plan would produce the same pension result as the old scheme, and added that Vitol Anker would not financially benefit from the changes.On its website, the board said that the Luxembourg arrangements required an employer’s guarantee if agreed returns weren’t achieved. It declined to provide additional details about its choice.The board made clear that it would keep administration and communication in-house, provided by Anchor Insurance Rotterdam, one of the scheme’s affiliated employers.SPFVA implemented the pension plan for fuel trading firm Vitol, oil storage and transport company VTTI, DUPI Insurance Group, and Anchor Insurance.Integrale Luxemburg – a subsidiary of parent company Integrale Belgium – said that Vitol Anker was the first Dutch pension fund that had placed its pensions with the insurer.It cited Dutch pensions advisers indicating more interest for its proposition, but said that it was not in talks with other candidates.Integrale was also reluctant to provide more details of insured arrangements in Luxembourg.“We know how sensitive the issue is in the Netherlands,” a spokesperson said. “But of course we would be happy to point out the benefits to interested parties.”Integrale Luxemburg said it was particularly focused on smaller pension funds with assets of up to €200m. It also offers other services including fiduciary management, reporting, and compliance.French asset manager Amundi has recently set up a Luxembourg-based pan-European pensions vehicle for DC plans, aimed at European schemes of multinationals. Last December, it said it already had a dozen clients.Amundi offers both asset management and administration, and claimed that asset management costs in Luxemburg were 30% lower than elsewhere in Europe.It added that supervision in Luxembourg was no less strict but more flexible than in the Netherlands and Belgium.last_img read more

Bernhard Schulte, Columbia Join Forces on Ship Supply

first_imgBernhard Schulte Shipmanagement and Columbia Shipmanagement have combined their global buying power to create an independent procurement company.The new unit, GP General Procurement Company Limited (GenPro), will negotiate framework supply agreements with international ship suppliers on behalf of its members’ clients with a view to securing the lowest prices achievable on all consumables.This new agreement allows a pool of 800 vessels managed by BSM and Columbia the access to a wider range of consumables at the best prices available globally, the parties said.It will capitalise on the best practices and strengths of its members by driving efficiencies into the whole procurement process to help reduce clients’ vessel OpEx costs and return real value to the client by way of volume-related discounts in a fully transparent and auditable way, the parties explained.“We believe GenPro will change the way global procurement is delivered to shipowners on an international scale and will in time become a compelling new force in the industry. Both companies are leveraging their industry links and relationships to owners and we believe this is something owners will welcome,” Ian Beveridge, CEO of Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement said.The scope and reach of the procurement effort will not be limited to maritime products and consumables but will include all products and consumables associated with the operation of the maritime business, onshore and offshore.last_img read more

Security Breach: Mentally ill man causes security stir at airport

first_imgNewsRegional Security Breach: Mentally ill man causes security stir at airport by: – April 24, 2011 29 Views   no discussions Share Sharing is caring! Tweetcenter_img Share KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – Jamaican authorities Saturday confirmed there had been a breach in security at the Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA) but said that there was no danger to passengers or aircraft.NMIA communications manager Mark Williams said that a mentally disturbed man, armed with two stones, had barged into the facility late Thursday.“He had two stones and wanted to gain access to the terminal building. He was apprehended by security taken to the medical post and evaluated and then taken to the police station,” Williams said.He said that while the ticketing hall is now accessible to the general public the un-named man was stopped “at the first security checkpoint where he tried to gain access to the departure lounge.“My information is that he was tracked on all the security cameras. The security measures that we put in place actually worked and proved that they worked this time around,” Williams added.The man has been taken to the Bellevue Hospital – an institution for mentally ill persons.Last November, the security at the airport was breached after a man was found wandering on the tarmac after reportedly hiding in a parked commercial plane for several hours. Sharelast_img read more

Djokovic donates €1m to help Serbia combat coronavirus

first_img Loading… Promoted ContentThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeThe Best Cars Of All TimeWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black Holes11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?7 Famous And Incredibly Unique Places In ThailandWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks The player was speaking in a video conference from the southern Spanish city of Marbella, where he and his family are currently hunkering down under nationwide lockdown orders.“Our donation is for the purchase of life-saving respirators and other sanitary equipment,” said the tennis star.Normally based in Monaco, the family’s stay in Spain is “a pure coincidence”, according to his spokesperson.The 32-year-old said he was working on keeping a “positive spirit” and enjoying the family time with the tennis season thrown into chaos by the pandemic.The men’s ATP and women’s WTA Tours have been suspended until June 7, with the French Open postponed and Wimbledon facing possible postponement or even cancellation.“I don’t remember spending so much time with my family since I became a father,” added Djokovic, who declined to discuss tennis matters and told reporters he was passing time by reading a book on the “history of the Serbs”.He also said he plans to start “posting physical exercises I do in our apartment on social networks”.Novak Djokovic is donating one million euros to help Serbia fight th coronavirusRead Also: Wilfred Ndidi named best ball-holding midfielder in Premier LeagueDjokovic thanked China for sending several shipments of medical equipment and doctors to Serbia, where they are now helping guide Belgrade’s COVID-19 strategy.Seven people have died and more than 450 are known to be infected with the respiratory disease among Serbia’s seven million population, according to authorities.“I thank China from the bottom of my heart on behalf of myself and the entire nation,” he said.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Tennis world number one Novak Djokovic said Friday he was donating one million euros ($1.1 million) to help his native Serbia buy respirators and other gear to combat the coronavirus.Advertisementlast_img read more