Odds & Ends: Aaron Tveit’s Party; NPH & Cranston Get Political

first_img Two-Time Tony Nominee Eve Best to Star as Cleopatra Two-time Tony Nominee and Olivier winner Eve Best (The Homecoming, A Moon for the Misbegotten) and Clive Wood (The Tempest) will play the title roles in the previously announced upcoming production of Antony & Cleopatra at Shakespeare’s Globe in London. They will be joined by Jolyon Coy, Phil Daniels and Sirine Saba. The production of the Bard’s classic will run May 17 through August 24. Opening night is set for May 29. Aaron Tveit & Megan Hilty to Party with the Pops Aaron Tveit, Megan Hilty, Laura Bell Bundy, Corey Reynolds and John Pizzarelli are set to appear in the New York Pops 31st Birthday Gala on April 28 at Carnegie Hall. They join previously announced performers including Christian Borle, Jane Krakowski, Patti LuPone, Andrea Martin, Marissa Jaret Winokur, Katharine McPhee, Kerry Butler and Will Chase. The evening will celebrate the work of Hairspray writers Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman. View All (4) Bryan Cranston Megan Hilty Star Files Neil Patrick Harris Neil Patrick Harris and Bryan Cranston Get Political Neil Patrick Harris, Bryan Cranston and members of the Broadway community joined with U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer April 7 as he announced his campaign to give Broadway and live theater productions a tax break. The move is projected to encourage investment and spur job creation on the Great White Way. Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. View Comments Aaron Tveitlast_img read more

PODCAST: Economic update

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues, CUNA’s economists are closely following the situation.They recently discussed the economic and credit union impact of COVID-19 during the CUNA Managing Economic and Operational Challenges COVID-19 eSchool, offered free as a CUNA member benefit.This episode of the CUNA News Podcast features some of that discussion.CUNA Chief Economist Mike Schenk, CUNA Senior Policy Analyst Samira Salem, and CUNA Senior Economist Jordan van Rijn address key implications for credit union operations and prospects for financial stability and success. continue reading »center_img Samira Salem, senior policy analyst; Jordan van Rijn, senior economist; and Mike Schenk, chief economist and deputy chief advocacy officer.last_img read more

Pep Guardiola sends message to Mikel Arteta over Arsenal job

first_img Metro Sport ReporterFriday 13 Dec 2019 2:24 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4kShares Arteta spent five years at Arsenal (Picture: Getty)And the City boss says it is entirely up to Arteta whether he feels that now is the right time for him to leave the Etihad.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘You can be a 45-year-old and believe you’re not ready [to become a manager] and 35 and believe you’re ready. Only he knows,’ said Guardiola.‘I’ve spoken about the situation a few weeks ago, there’s no more to add. I said two weeks ago, he’s got two weeks more experience, so he’s ready.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalOn Arsenal interim boss Ljungberg he added: ‘The club decided on a person who had a long time at the club many years ago.‘He knows the feelings, the fans, the way they like to play, he made a good result the last weekend so we’ll see.’City take on Arsenal at the Emirates on Sunday and it could be the perfect opportunity for the Gunners to discuss a deal for Arteta.The champions could be without David Silva for the trip to north London, while John Stones and Sergio Aguero have both been ruled out.MORE: Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola confirms John Stones and Sergio Aguero will miss Arsenal clash Mikel Arteta is believed to be keen on the Arsenal job (Picture: EPA)Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola says Mikel Arteta must decide whether he believes he is ready to step into management.The Spaniard has been heavily linked with a move to Arsenal following the sacking of Unai Emery in November.Arteta was a candidate to replace Arsene Wenger in 2018 but Arsenal eventually opted for the experience of Emery. Nevertheless, Arteta has retained support from those on the club’s board and he’s believed to be a frontrunner to take over from Freddie Ljungberg.Guardiola appointed Arteta as his assistant in 2016 and the club allowed him to speak to Arsenal 18 months ago, while there was interest from Everton and Newcastle in the last year.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisement Pep Guardiola sends message to Mikel Arteta over Arsenal job Advertisement Commentlast_img read more

Managers should cover research costs, pension funds tell IPE

first_imgBaillie Gifford & Co52,857Manager Another added: “The research should be part of the daily job of the asset manager.”Pension funds have largely been absent from the debate about MiFID II and research costs, with the focus so far being on whether investment managers will pass them on to investors or cover them internally. The deadline for MiFID II implementation is January 3.Barings is the most recent major asset manager to have publicly announced its decision. Yesterday it said it would absorb external investment research costs for the $288bn (€240bn) firm’s global equity, multi-asset and fixed-income portfolios.In announcing its decision, Barings said it had been expanding its in-house research capabilities over the past several years, thereby reducing its third-party research costs. It planned to continue expanding its proprietary research capabilities in the coming years in response to client needs.In total, 34 of Europe’s biggest asset managers have so far declared or advised how they will comply with unbundling rules, according to IPE research.Record Currency Management told IPE it had made the decision to absorb the costs of any research, and not pass it onto clients.A spokesperson for Northern Trust Asset Management said that in the EMEA and APAC regions it does not currently use client’s commission for investment research and has no intention of changing that model.CBRE Global Investors, meanwhile, told IPE it rarely receives investment research from third parties.“Research typically received by CBRE Global Investors will be from our in-house research team,” said a spokesperson. “In such cases, we will absorb the costs ourselves and will not pass it on to clients.”Germany’s Union Investment recently announced it, too, would take onto its books the costs of external research, veering away from the position it had previously indicated it would take.Alexander Schindler, the executive board member responsible for international institutional business at Union, told IPE there was a “clear move” in Germany for asset managers not to charge clients.Increasing the use of internal research and alternatives such as big data and analytics would follow from such a decision, he said, as well as changing research providers more frequently.  Unigestion14,968Manager CBRE Global Investors41,000Manager Deutsche Asset Management230,789Manager T Rowe Price11,759Manager Aviva Investors42,856Manager Union Investment63,812Manager Insight IM537,983Manager NN Investment Partners36,382Manager AXA Investment Managers125,466Manager More than eight in 10 pension funds think asset managers should pay for the cost of independent investment research under MiFID II rules, according to a poll conducted by IPE.The remainder said managers should calculate the cost of the research at a flat rate and pass this on.The pension funds were polled as part of IPE’s October focus group survey – see IPE’s upcoming October magazine for more.One pension fund said: “We are totally against passing research costs to our scheme.” Amundi309,169Client Aberdeen Standard Investments393,759Manager BlueBay Asset Management18,565Manager Northern Trust AM67,379Manager Invesco34,004Manager Janus Henderson Investors40,997Manager JP Morgan Asset Management131,707Manager Record Currency Management48,552Managercenter_img UBS Asset Management169,643Manager Hermes Investment Management33,423Manager Kempen Capital Management32,274Manager Vanguard Asset Management61,837Manager Company2017 AUM (€m)Who pays? Notes: AUM figures based on institutional assets, taken from IPE’s Top 400 asset management survey, correct to 31 December 2016. MiFID II decisions sourced from company releases and public reports as of 20 September 2017.Email nick.reeve@ipe.com with any updates for the table. Robeco Group80,105Manager J O Hambro Capital Management14,773Manager Russell Investments24,922Manager Schroders139,634Manager Franklin Templeton Investments19,440Manager Newton Investment Management43,719Manager Barings25,894Manager TwentyFour AM9,175Manager BlackRock911,955Manager First State Investments11,282Manager Legal & General IM792,950Manager Allianz Global Investors91,402Managerlast_img read more

Miss Dominica 2020 Contestants Prepare for Spectacular Show

first_imgEntertainmentLifestyleLocalNews Miss Dominica 2020 Contestants Prepare for Spectacular Show by: – November 22, 2019 Sharing is caring! Share The 2020 Queen Contestants Retreat was held from November 15-17, 2019 at the L Residence Le Flambuste, Layou Park with a theme titled “An Enchanting, Electrifying Journey Through Pageantry”.The retreat incorporated a series of  lectures and  activities  and  the objectives leaned on pageant protocol, preparation  and  etiquette.This retreat takes place annually and is seen as a means of solidifying that fact that the young ladies are fully ready to go out there and present themselves as contestants for the Miss Dominica Pageant.During the weekend gathering the ladies covered topics to include Pageant 101, The Journey andFashion 101, Devotions, Village and Community Presentations, Yoga, Do It Yourself Make UpSession, Journeying with God, Building Confidence & Positive Thinking, Public Conversations,Pageant Wardrobe, Overcoming Pageant Anxiety and Stress, Team Building, Affirmations,Preparation for Interviews, Talent Preparation & Judging Criteria.Facilitators included Miss Dominica 2019, Miss Marisol John, Carton Lanquedoc, Dr ShaniShillingford, Mr. Steve Hyacinth, Mrs. Kurshner Telemacque Rabess, and Mr. Samuel who is aYoga Instructor, and Chairperson of the Queen Show Committee alongside select members.On a whole the weekend retreat was dubbed   a   great   success.   The   retreat allowed the contestants to enhance their skills    as    it    relates    to    a deeper understanding of self- image issues and an empathic approach to building confidence and poise and to embrace their   individuality    and    look    inward without fear or anxiety.Overall the ladies have an all-inclusive 2020 schedule that is focused on talent review and coordination, walking session, review of swimwear, costume and evening gown details as well as communication session on local, regional and international highlights.The photoshoot for the Miss Dominica Carnival Queen Pageant will take place thisupcoming weekend.The Miss Dominica Pageant is carded for Thursday 20 February 2020 at Carnival City. Tweetcenter_img Share 586 Views   no discussions Sharelast_img read more

Former Franklin County auditor reaches plea deal in theft case

first_imgConnersville, In. — A report from the Connersville News Examiner says embattled former Franklin County auditor Stephen Brack pleaded guilty and was sentenced in Fayette Superior court Monday. Brack was facing two felony theft counts in connection with his service as treasurer of the Brookville Kiwanis.The 67-year-old was charged with taking more than $1,400 between October of 2013 and December of 2016. Court documents say the money was used for personal purposes. Brack resigned as Franklin County auditor in December of 2016.Brack was sentenced to one year to the Indiana Department of Correction for each theft charge, to be served as probation. Has also been ordered to pay $888 to the Brookville Kiwanis Club.Sue Prifogle, the most recent past president of the Brookville Kiwanis, read a statement to the court regarding the matter before the plea was accepted and sentencing handed down, as was the club’s right due to being the victim in the case.“Your honor, the members of the Brookville Kiwanis are happy to have this matter finally resolved,” she read from a statement. “With these funds recovered, we will continue our efforts to benefit children locally and around the world. We will ensure that our club officers are held to the highest standards, so that the irresponsible, selfish acts of one officer may never again harm the goals, principles and integrity of Kiwanis.”Ripley County prosecutor Ric Hertel reached the deal with Brack.Brack is still facing two other felony theft charges in connection with missing cash during his service as treasurer of the Whitcomb United Methodist Church.last_img read more

Spurs to face Bulgarian minnows in Europa League opener

first_imgRelatedPosts Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ EPL: Son fires four past Southampton Tottenham sign £25m Sergio Reguilon Tottenham will face Bulgarian minnows Lokomotiv Plovdiv in their opening fixture of the 2020-2021 Europa League campaign.The official draw, conducted on Monday, has seen Jose Mourinho’s side pitted against the relatively unknown outfit who are currently third in the Bulgarian league. It is set to be a quite a culture shock for Spurs, who will leave their glamorous 62,000 state-of-the-art north London stadium to play inside Plovdiv’s humble 13,000-seater arena.The match will take place on September 17, with extra time and a penalty shootout if required.Plovdiv were one of three opponents Mourinho’s seeded side could have been drawn against, with the others being Aris from Greece or Laç from Albania.Steven Gerrard’s Rangers have been drawn to face Gibraltar side Lincoln Red Imps, who once stunned bitter rivals Celtic in the early stages of the Champions League.During the 2016-17 season the Red Imps defeated Celtic 1-0 in Gibraltar to pull off the biggest shock of the early stages, before going on to lose 3-0 in Glasgow. This time, in the one-off fixture, Rangers have been drawn away and must travel to the site of where their historic rivals were humiliated.In another interesting fixture served up by the competition, AC Milan are set to go up against Shamrock Rovers of Ireland.Scottish clubs Motherwell and Aberdeen face trips to Coleraine and Viking respectively.The draw took place at the House of European Football in Nyon, Switzerland.Tags: DRAWEuropa LeagueJose MourinhoLokomotiv PlovdivOpening FixtureTottenham Hotspurlast_img read more

Erickson: Badgers can’t overcome special teams woes

first_imgConsistency is an idea that seems to have thwarted the Wisconsin men’s hockey team this season.Heading into this weekend’s series at North Dakota, the Badgers were on a 5-1 roll and could not have appeared more confident about their game. But as Wisconsin’s road woes continued, the team returned home without any points on the weekend – something it vitally needed in the hope of hosting the first round of the WCHA playoffs.While a 5-3 loss Friday night and a 4-2 loss Saturday night simply didn’t add up to the success UW was searching for, the series certainly had its positive moments – along with its downright abysmal aspects.The GoodDespite UND’s nine goals this weekend – one of which was an empty-netter – freshman goaltender Joel Rumpel continued to show exactly why he’s become head coach Mike Eaves’ No. 1 guy.Adding to his 20 saves Friday night, Rumpel staved off 37 shots Saturday night for a weekend total of 57 saves.But even as Rumpel was unable to stop the puck on occasion, the Badgers were able to hang in with UND for the majority of the game, both nights.Friday night, North Dakota capitalized early, going up 2-0 before five minutes had even gone by. But sophomore forwards Michael Mersch and Keegan Meuer evened the tally at two all before the first intermission. The second period followed suit, and the game entered the third period tied 3-3 with the looming feeling that whoever would score first would go home with the victory.And that’s exactly what happened – but not until under two minutes were left in the game.At the 18:06 mark, UND’s Stephane Pattyn scored his first goal of the season – on his 21st birthday no less–to give his team the lead. The Badgers would skate with an empty net in the attempt to push things into overtime. But junior forward Brock Nelson would dribble in an empty-netter, giving North Dakota the 5-3 win.Saturday night was a similar affair, as UND took a 1-0 lead with one minute left in the first period, only to see things tied up 10 seconds later by yet another Keegan Meuer goal.The trend would continue through the second, until North Dakota took a 3-2 lead with five minutes left till the second intermission and wouldn’t let it go.The Badgers stayed resilient, they found ways to score and ultimately created opportunities give them a chance to win.“We did a lot of good things, but not enough to get us wins, and that’s the final measuring line,” Eaves told the Wisconsin State Journal’s Andy Baggot.The BadWhile they found ways to score and stayed resilient, the Badgers simply didn’t stay consistent.On Friday night the Badgers’ starting line, which contains their best players – defensemen Justin Schultz and Frankie Simonelli, and forwards Joseph LaBate, Mark Zengerle and Tyler Barnes – all ended at least minus-1 on the night. Zengerle, their top offensive power, finished minus-2.The main reason: The Badgers weren’t generating enough shots on net consistently and seemed to try and rush things, making poor decisions – which ended in costly turnovers.Through the first two periods, Wisconsin had 14 shots on goal to North Dakota’s 16. In the third, UW only managed a miniscule three shots on goal to UND’s nine.Saturday night, North Dakota’s offense was cruising with a total of 41 shots on goal. Wisconsin only managed about half of that with 22. North Dakota’s defense wasn’t extremely overwhelming; the Badgers just simply weren’t making consistently smart, mature decisions with the puck.Earlier in the week, Eaves spoke about needing to see his team continue to mature and to stay disciplined.In Wisconsin’s last two conference series – last weekend against Alaska-Anchorage and the weekend before at Minnesota State – the Badgers averaged 4.5 penalties per game, for an average of nine minutes in the sin bin.At UND, UW took six penalties each night, skating a man down for 12 minutes in each game.The Straight-up AtrociousThose minutes in the penalty box led to one of UW’s weakest special team’s performances this season.Wisconsin struggled on the penalty kill, which consistently gave North Dakota momentum. North Dakota had nine power plays on the weekend and managed to capitalize on three of them.The Badgers on the other hand, only notched one power play goal on seven opportunities.Overall this season, the Badgers are 75.5 percent on the penalty kill – worst in the WCHA.While that certainly needs improvement, the Badgers are an abysmal 21.1 percent on the power play – No. 9 in the WCHA (hmm fancy that, Wisconsin sits in ninth place in the conference standings too).Wisconsin has to stay as resilient offensively as it was this weekend, but it will not make it far into the post season if it’s special teams play doesn’t improve.The road series undoubtedly took a toll on the Badgers post-season hopes for home ice, but they remain confident that they can still pull things together, as Meuer explained to Baggot after Saturday night’s game.“It may derail our goal of home ice for the playoffs, but it’s not going to derail the season.”Kelly is a junior majoring in journalism. Think the Badgers still have a shot at making something more out of their season? Send her a tweet @kellymerickson.last_img read more

Men’s Hockey: Eaves sees right formula for leadership in young players

first_imgAfter impressive wins against Alaska and honing in on their fundamentals, Wisconsin men’s hockey will return to the Kohl Center this weekend to host conference leader Michigan.While the Wolverines have an impressive track record this season (17-4-4 overall, 8-2-2 conference) compared to the Badgers (6-12-6 overall, 1-7-2 conference), University of Wisconsin head coach Mike Eaves isn’t expecting a blowout in either game and hopes to contain a talented Michigan team.Practice this week was held at game speed, and every moment spent on the ice was directed at creating an environment the Badgers could expect against Michigan. But Eaves admitted it’s hard for UW to simulate the talent Michigan has with its speed and strength, though he believes this year’s squad handles the task better than last year’s.“In terms of the pace and how we practiced we did some of those things this week and competed in a lot of one-puck drills so I think in terms of making it as close as we can to game simulation, we did a good job of that,” Eaves said.The simulation reminded Eaves of the first time he met some of the players. Eaves said observing recruits allows him to see more than just the way they physically play the sport.“When you watch young people play you can actually get an x-ray vision of their character — I believe that,” Eaves said.He added that once he gets to know athlete’s families, he can start to get an idea of the type of person they will be on the team.Sophomore Cameron Hughes’ recent surge, two goals and two assists in the Badgers’ last three games, was the first example to come to Eaves’ mind.When Hughes moved to Wisconsin, his entire family came in an RV with him. Eaves and the Badgers were able to greet them.“It was quite obvious that [Hughes’ family] talked about things at home,” Eaves said. “About being selfless, about looking out for your teammate, about making people around you better, so it starts at home. I’ve come to believe that firmly in the years that we have been doing this, and [Hughes] is of that same mold.”This weekend’s matchup will be a testimony to the quality of leadership from not only Hughes, but the entire team. Eaves hopes to continue Wisconsin’s trend of high-scoring games against Michigan. In their last match-up, the Badgers scored 10 goals in the first series of the season.But Eaves stressed that what really makes a difference is a strong defensive team.“Offense wins games, but defense wins champions,” Eaves said. “And if we can tighten that up and continue to get better at that, that’s going to serve us well as we go down the stretch.”last_img read more

Egbe Tasks NDDC on Sports Infrastructure

first_img“Sports is an area that impacts on the youths. If they (NDDC) do that, it would curb youth restiveness in the region.“The Niger Delta region needs to have sports facilities like recreational centres, sports parks and mini stadiums, where the youths can go and hone their sporting skills.Emphasis needs to shift to the youths and put in place structures that would directly benefit them. It is only when that is done that there would be security in the area and investors can come in and do business in the oil rich region,” observed Egbe.He pointed out that a country like South Africa deliberately built a befitting sports arena in the Soweto area of Johannesburg and today that is paying off as several South African sports stars have come out of the Soweto area which was hitherto only known for crime.He stressed that the Ajegunle area of Lagos, just like the Niger Delta region also need sporting infrastructure.“Both the Federal and Lagos State governments need to do the same thing in the Ajegunle area of Lagos. Ajegunle is the home of talents from football to music. Unfortunately, just like in the Niger Delta region, AJ City in Lagos has been neglected.“Government need to focus on these areas and build sporting infrastructure that would benefit the youths and take them out of crime,” concludes the Monimichelle boss whose turfs are the benchmark in the country at the  moment.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Sports facility expert, Ebi Egbe, has appealed to Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) to extend the good works it is doing in the Niger Delta region to sports.Egbe, the Chief Executive Officer of Monimichelle, noted at the weekend that sports is an area that impacts directly on the youths, insisting that NDDC’s intervention in the area of sports would curb youth restiveness in the region.In Egbe’s words: “NDDC has been doing a great job in the area of road construction, provision of water, health care name it, but the commission needs to pay more attention to sports.last_img read more