Kathleen Turner Replaces Director in Would You Still Love Me If…

first_img Would You Still Love Me If… Off-Broadway drama! Kathleen Turner, the star of Would You Still Love Me If…, will now also direct the production, replacing Nona Gerard (no reason given). Meanwhile, Roya Shanks (The Slap) has been tapped to step in for co-star Deborah Cox (something to do with “increasing conflicts with the play’s October performance schedule”).The world premiere of John S. Anastasi’s love story that tackles the issue of transgender identity will still begin previews on September 26. Opening night remains scheduled for October 10 at New World Stages.Would You Still Love Me If…is the story of Danya and Addison, caring intelligent young women with a promising future and a baby on the way, but there’s a lifelong secret that threatens to destroy all they hold dear—prompting the profound question…why do we love who we love?In addition to Turner and Shanks, the cast will include Rebecca Brooksher and Sofia Jean Gomez. Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Oct. 26, 2015 View Commentslast_img read more

Islanders Lose First Game in New Brooklyn Home

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York By Chris VaccaroThe New York Islanders are Brooklyn’s team now. After 43 years of playing games at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, the franchise opened the season in its new digs 30 miles west at Barclays Center.The Islanders welcomed the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks to their housewarming, and ultimately lost the first regular season NHL game on Atlantic Avenue, 3-2, in overtime Friday night before an announced sellout crowd of 15,795.Patrick Kane scored two goals for Chicago, including a power play tally in overtime to ice the game.It was fitting that Islanders captain John Tavares scored the team’s first goal at Barclays when he netted a rebound just in front of Chicago goalie Corey Crawford at 5:22 of the first period.“I thought about that when he scored, probably just like everybody else,” said Islanders coach Jack Capuano. “He’s your captain, your best player. First game here in Brooklyn and he bangs the first one in. It’s something that he’ll remember and it’ll go down in history.”There were some noticeable differences in the arena compared to the Coliseum, including a slow ice surface that appeared to aid in the first goal of the game. Chicago’s Artem Anisimov, who picked off a pass from Brock Nelson intended for Nick Leddy, skated down ice to beat Islanders’ goalie Thomas Greiss on a shorthanded goal with 13:28 left in the first.“It wasn’t great,” Tavares said of the ice, also noting that they’re still adjusting to the new confines.Multiple pucks took random caroms and odd bounces from the texture of the ice and fresh boards.“The boards are pretty hot here,” said Chicago’s Kane. “[Pucks] come off pretty fast. You could see a lot of missed plays tonight, where you missed shots on net and they come right back out to the slot. There are some chances to be had there.”The aesthetics and ambiance were also different from what the team and fans would normally expect at the Coliseum.“I thought the fans were into it,” said Islanders coach Capuano. “It was loud. Obviously a different atmosphere than the Coliseum, but the guys were looking forward to this game and dropping the puck here tonight.”There are noticeably fewer Islanders banners hanging in the rafters, though they did retain the banners that honor the team’s Stanley Cup championships and retired jersey numbers.All conference and division championships have been condensed to two banners, however, compared to the myriad of orange, white and blue historic pieces that used to hug the Coliseum rafters for decades.“There’s no secret it’s a new time for the franchise,” said Tavares. “It certainly is a little different and I think it’s just some getting used to. I think it’s new, but I don’t think you ever want to change what the Islanders are and what they represent, and what they’ve done, and certainly what we’re trying to do. I know our fans are passionate about that. I think the organization is that way, and the guys in here understand that as well.”Among the fans in attendance for the historic game was Dan Wittekind of Holbrook, a former season-ticket holder.“My Dad and I were season-ticket holders since 2000 but not anymore,” he told the Press. “I think we may try to go to about 10 games this season. It’s just too long for us to travel on the train.”Also on hand was Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas, a Democrat who was looking to secure votes in next month’s Election Day race against Republican Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray, who wants to replace Singas as DA.Many Isle’s fans blame Murray for the team moving to Brooklyn, pointing to the town board’s decision during her tenure that effectively killed outgoing owner Charles Wang’s Lighthouse Project. The sentiment was summed up in a sign several fans held that replaced the “K” with an “H” on one of Murray’s campaign signs so it read “Hate Murray.”An Islanders fan replaced the “K” with and “H” in Kate Murray’s campaign sign. (Photo by Joseph Nuzzo)last_img read more

Support your community, build your credit union

first_imgLiving the credit union philosophy – “People helping people” – means empowering communities to thrive. In many cases, credit unions are already an integral part of the communities they serve. In others, there may be work yet to be done. The question credit unions in either instance may be asking themselves is, “How can we take our involvement a step further?” Enter CO-OP PURPOSE.Launched in 2016, CO-OP PURPOSE offers credit unions unique access to carefully crafted partnerships with other purposeful organizations that empower, engage and assist communities. In short, CO-OP PURPOSE serves as a credit union’s roadmap to a positive local impact. Here’s how credit unions can get involved.Explore the program options. CO-OP PURPOSE currently supports two main programs.CO-OP Miracle Match: This $1 philanthropic matching program encourages credit unions, chapters and leagues to raise funds for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.Yoobi Back to School Backpack Drive: By partnering with Yoobi, an innovative school supply company, CO-OP PURPOSE allows credit unions to help students in need. This simple program takes a $1,500 investment and turns it into 50 backpacks for students. 25SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

Countryside gets £450m London resi nod

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Indonesia exploring options to ease social restrictions

first_imgThe government is using research and surveys to explore ways to ease its large-scale social restrictions (PSBB), an official has said.”We’ve reported several concepts for restriction relaxations [to President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo], including efforts and strategies to face challenges in the new normal,” the national COVID-19 rapid response task force chief, Doni Monardo, said in a teleconference on Monday.”So far, there’s no single institution that can say when the COVID-19 pandemic will end. There’s no certainty on when the vaccine would be discovered. So it is very plausible that we could live with COVID-19 forever.” Doni explained that the task force was conducting research and carrying out surveys to determine the perfect time for relaxing restrictions.”The President has also asked us to research which areas should be reopened,” he said. “Of course, there are areas that are categorized as green zones, but there are also provinces that have relatively few cases of the 34 [provinces] that are affected. However, data analysis and research are still very important to make sure that we do not make the wrong decisions on reopening regions and easing the PSBB.”Read also: ‘Let’s coexist with COVID-19’: Jokowi calls on residents to adapt to ‘new normal’ Doni said the government needed to also make sure that the public continued to follow health protocols in areas where restrictions were scaled back.It would also be necessary for the government to set up a team to monitor and evaluate the relaxation policy and make decisions on which regions would reopen, he added.”We also need to establish coordination between the central and regional governments so that each province, city and regency is ready.”Jokowi previously called for vigilance and caution amid plans to ease the PSBB in several regions after the central government began to relax the Idul Fitri mudik (exodus) ban.“The easing of the PSBB measures should be done carefully and unhurriedly. Everything should be based on data and implementation in the field so as to ensure that the decision is in fact the correct one,” Jokowi said at the start of a Cabinet meeting last Tuesday.According to government data, there are at least 18,010 cases of COVID-19 and 1,191 fatalities in Indonesia.However, many have speculated that the government is underreporting cases, as reports from provincial administrations put the number of deaths at over 3,000.Topics :last_img read more

New Zealand scrambles to trace cluster, reporting 14 new virus cases

first_imgNew Zealand officials were scrambling to trace the source of an outbreak of the coronavirus, reporting 14 new cases on Thursday, as long queues of people formed to escape a renewed lockdown in the country’s biggest city or be tested for the virus.The discovery of four infected family members in Auckland two days ago shocked a country that had not recorded a case of COVID-19 for more than three months, raising some criticism of the government’s handling of the crisis.New Zealand announced on Thursday that there were 13 new cases in the community, and one overseas arrival who was in quarantine, bringing the total number of active cases to 36. Topics : “We can see the seriousness of the situation we are in,” Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said in a televised media conference. “It’s being dealt with in an urgent but calm and methodical way.”Ardern reimposed tight movement restrictions in Auckland and social distancing measures across the rest of the country on Wednesday, echoing her early response to the pandemic, which was praised for its apparent effectiveness.Ardern noted that experience showed “things will get worse before they get better”, and more cases were likely to be reported in coming days.”Once again we are reminded of how tricky this virus is and how easily it can spread,” she said. “Going hard and early is still the best course of action.”center_img However, doubts over the origin of the latest cases have raised some questions about that strategy.Officials reported on Thursday that three more people at refrigerator storage facility, where one of the family members worked, had tested positive.Director-General of Health Ashley Bloomfield said health officials were getting “closer every hour” to finding the patient zero of the outbreak.”We are working flat out to do the contact-tracing we need to do and trace back to find out what the source of this infection is,” Bloomfield told Newstalk ZB radio.Bloomfield raised the possibility on Wednesday that the virus had arrived in New Zealand via freight, given one of the infected family members works in a cool store that takes imported frozen goods from overseas.On Thursday, he said that was considered “a low possibility”, but did not detail other potential sources.Ardern said it was a positive sign that all the new 13 cases were linked back to the infected family, either via work or broader family connections. All were being transferred into quarantine facilities.Some prominent local health experts suggested it was more likely the virus had been quietly spreading in Auckland for weeks, infecting potentially dozens of people.Residents of Auckland, home to around 1.7 million people, were given just hours to prepare for the return to level 3 restrictions on Wednesday, requiring people to stay at home unless for essential trips.People in the city reported waiting hours to be tested for the virus, according to local media, and there was a rush to supermarkets to stock up on essentials.The rest of the country was placed back into slightly looser level 2 restrictions. The restrictions will initially remain in place until Friday, when Ardern will announce the next steps.With an election scheduled just weeks away, Ardern was facing criticism from the major opposition party for the decision to resume lockdown measures.The NZ National Party also wants the September election to be pushed back to November. Ardern has said she will make a decision on the poll before Monday.last_img read more

ATP sets sights on alternative risk premia with new long-term guidelines

first_imgATP, which runs Denmark’s labour-market supplementary pension fund, announced the new long-term guidelines for its investment portfolio and said that while the change was not radical, the new mix was less weighted to rates and inflation factors and more towards alternative risk premia.The DKK705bn (€94bn) pension fund has set the guideline as part of its portfolio construction overhaul, which focuses on a set of four underlying risk factors that assets represent, rather than grouping each of those assets into one of five risk classes.The guideline only concerns ATP’s investment portfolio, or the return-seeking part of its overall assets, which consists of its bonus reserves worth approximately DKK100bn.The bulk of the pension fund’s assets are held in its hedging portfolio, designed to back the pension guarantees it gives. The new long-term guideline for the investment portfolio allocates 35% of its investment risk to each of the “equity” and “interest-rate” factors, and 15% each to the “inflation factor” and “other factors” groupings, according to information in the pension fund’s annual report.It said the guideline should be seen as a long-term anchor for risk allocation, and that the actual portfolio allocation might deviate from the guideline at any given time due to market conditions. Carsten Stendevad, chief executive at ATP, told IPE: “While the portfolio construction approach is new, the changes in relative risk weights are not dramatically different.“Compared with the old guidelines, it means less risk weights to interest rates and inflation factors, about the same to equity, and more to other premiums, which includes illiquidity premiums and liquid alternative risk premiums.”Emphasising that the guideline did not have to be adhered to in the short term, he said ATP was actually deviating from the guideline by quite some distance at the moment.“Right now, we have 22% of our risk in the interest-rate factor and half in equity,” he said.“In a normal market environment, we would expect to be much closer to the guidelines, but, given where rates are now, this is where we are.”The new guideline represents risk weighting and thus cannot be seen in terms of traditional asset allocation percentages, and does not indicate proportions of capital, he said.As an example, he pointed out that equities were four times riskier than bonds.Stendevad first unveiled details of the new investment strategy during his keynote speech at last year’s IPE Conference & Awards in Barcelona.For more on ATP’s investment strategy and changes implemented since Stendevad arrived in late 2013, read his recent interview with IPElast_img read more

Modern Gold Coast home designed to embrace surrounding bushland

first_img28 Crane Place, Mudgeeraba.A DRIVE through Mudgeeraba’s prestigious Jabiru Estate was all it took for Paul and Tammy Barrett to realise they wanted to live there.“We’d driven in the estate and we thought ‘wow, we might live here’,” Mr Barrett said.“We saw the land for sale and we did the maths and thought ‘we can afford to do this’.”And so the pair decided to build their dream home on a 0.43ha parcel — it was completed by the end of 2018. 28 Crane Place, Mudgeeraba.The kitchen features two Bosch ovens, a Bosch integrated dishwasher, induction stove and a butler’s pantry. There are four bedrooms on the second level with a wood panelled study on the ground level. The main bedroom has an industrial chic ensuite with concrete look tiles and modern black tapware that contrast the white twin vanities. But it is the dressing room with an island dresser that stands out.MORE NEWS: First home buyers flocking to Coast suburb Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:54Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:54 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenAndrew Winter: To sell or to renovate?00:55 ON THE MARKET “The dressing room is virtually the size of another bedroom,” Mr Barrett said.Agent Oresti Astras described the property as a “showcase of style and serenity”.“A lifestyle blend of bush land tranquillity with the privacy of a large acreage allotment yet close to the convenience of all amenities of Robina Town Centre, private and public schools, restaurants, local cafes and the M1,” he said. 28 Crane Place, Mudgeeraba.center_img 28 Crane Place, Mudgeeraba. 28 Crane Place, Mudgeeraba.Mr Barrett said the design brief was to make the house modern and contemporary but also homely.The end result is the perfect blend of style and sophistication incorporating modern design elements in a natural bushland setting.Designed for comfort and practicality, the home’s living areas flow seamlessly to a covered outdoor entertaining area and pool. “We’ve got big bi-fold doors so it’s all about indoor-outdoor living,” he said. Address: 28 Crane Place, Mudgeeraba Agent: Oresti Astras and Marg Olliver, Astras Prestige Property Area: 0.43ha Price: Offers over $2 million Inspections: By appointment 28 Crane Place, Mudgeeraba.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa13 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agolast_img read more

Carnival, Royal Caribbean Sign Saint Lucia Deal

first_imgCarnival Corporation and Royal Caribbean Cruises have agreed to form a joint venture in order to manage the existing cruise pier and terminal facilities in Saint Lucia, and to design, construct and operate a new cruise port on the island.Under a memorandum of understanding (MOU), signed with the government of Saint Lucia, the parties would establish a long-term concession agreement to formalize the terms and responsibilities for the joint venture to manage and operate the current cruise pier and terminal facilities at the Port of Castries.Additionally, the joint venture would design, finance, construct and operate a new cruise port in Vieux Fort on the southern part of the island that will be able to accommodate the latest and most innovative ships in the cruise industry, the companies said.has called the signing of the MOU “historic” and “a major step towards enhancing Saint Lucia’s tourism product.”“The cruise market is the fastest growing sector of tourism and in the next decade cruising in the Caribbean region is anticipated to increase by 40%,” said Michael Bayley, president and CEO of Royal Caribbean.Together, the cruise line brands of Carnival Corporation and Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. currently account for 75% of all cruise ship deployment to Saint Lucia. Under the new agreement, the joint venture would optimize the experience for guests visiting Saint Lucia while developing additional cruise infrastructure to support the industry’s latest ships and promote the growth of cruise tourism on the island.last_img read more

Medical expert demands operation spit and see yellow!

first_imgAs leagues across the globe tinker with the idea of resuming action after close to two months in lockdown, FIFA medical expert has said it should not be business as usual for players on the pitch. An ugly and very unhygienic past time of some players, spitting, according to the expert will need to stop if the coronavirus pandemic is to be checked and if games are to resume in earnest. Spitting according to Michel D’Hooghe is capable of equally spreading the virus aside from the usual sneezing and coughing droplets that appear to be known to all. FiFA medical expert Michel D’Hooghe wants those spitting like rattle snakes punished D’Hooghe did not only call for a stop to the act but also wants those caught in the act to be handed a yellow card. “This is a common practice in football and it is not very hygienic,” “So when we start football again I think we should have to avoid that at maximum. The question is whether that will be possible.Advertisement Loading… Promoted Content5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneDid You Know There’s A Black Hole In The Milky Way?11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsWhat Is A Black Hole And Is It Dangerous For Us All?8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeNothing Compares To Stargazing Places Around The World9 Talented Actors Who Are Only Associated With One Rolecenter_img “Perhaps they can give a yellow card. It is unhygienic and a good way to spread the virus. This is one of the reasons why we have to be very careful before we start again. I am not pessimistic but I am rather skeptical at the moment.”D’Hooghe told The London Telegraph. Players and managers alike swapping positions with “rattle snakes” Should the idea which has also been supported by some other expects and fans be bought, it will also be extended to managers some of who have also been caught in the ugly act in the past. A cross section of fans who were asked their opinion about it described it as disgusting and supported punitive measures to stop it. “We love the game but we take a lot of rubbish from these players sometimes.  You not at the stadium but probably watching a live match in your home and eating some meals and you see a player spitting on the pitch, it’s not good enough. It is not only irritating it could make one lose appetite” they said Read AlsoMoyes fears injury pile-up if Premier League resumes A recent poll on some of the naughty things players do including hard tackle, head-butting and deliberate use of elbow to inflict injury indicate that the most hated is spitting. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more