Significant Other Begins Performances on Broadway

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on April 23, 2017 View Comments Related Shows Happy Valentine’s Day! Whatever your relationship status, Gideon Glick, Lindsay Mendez and the cast of Significant Other begin performances at Broadway’s Booth Theatre, so their V-Day is already off to an epic start. The Joshua Harmon play, which already had a successful run off-Broadway, is set to open on March 2.The cast also includes Rebecca Naomi Jones, Barbara Barrie, John Behlmann, Sas Goldberg and Luke Smith.Significant Other, directed by Trip Cullman, follows Jordan Berman (Glick), who combats single life with nights joined by his trio of girlfriends. But as those friends become coupled off, he learns that guiding and supporting loved ones through their relationships is just as hard as the exhausting quest for Mr. Right.center_img Lindsay Mendez, Carra Patterson, Sas Goldberg & Gideon Glick in ‘Significant Other'(Photo: Joan Marcus) Significant Otherlast_img read more

Girl survives shark attack at North Carolina state park beach

first_imgWinter’s father, a firefighter and paramedic, began punching the shark in the nose five times until it released the girl and swam away. From there, he continued to help keep her alive with the help of beachgoers. She was then immediately transported to a hospital by helicopter after firefighters and paramedics responded at 12:19 pm. Even though the attack came with a great cost, Winter is said to be doing well after her surgery. Family reported she was in good spirits and cracking jokes. Even more impressive, the young teen stays true to her deep love for the environment and marine life. The hospital told CBS News that she “wishes for people to continue to respect sharks in their environment and their safety.” NC shark attack survivor and ‘Iron Man’ fan gets video surprise from Robert Downey Jr. Winter suffered ‘deep lacerations to her leg, pelvic and hand areas’ and underwent surgery Sunday evening. Her grandmother posted on Facebook Sunday evening saying Winter lost a leg above the knee in the surgery and may need a hand transplant in the future.  This past Sunday in Atlantic Beach N.C. a park ranger reported that 17year old Paige Winter was bitten by a shark while swimming at Fort Macon State Park. “Thank God our son was with her he said he punched the shark in the face 5 times before it let go. Wish we could be with them,” her grandmother Janet Winter posted on Facebook Sunday evening.  Last month, a cluster of massive great white sharks gathered about 20 miles off the coast of the Carolinas. Some of which researchers have been tracking for more than a decade. Girl survives shark attack at North Carolina state park beach A GoFundMe for her medical costs raised over $4,000 as of Monday morning. On May 29, 2019, we reported on two great white sharks that were identified off the North Carolina Coast “Two great white sharks have been spotted in the Outer Banks off of the coast of North Carolina. The female, named Jane, was tagged in October 2018 in Nova Scotia, Canada. The male, Brunswick, was tagged in South Carolina earlier this year.  Jane has reportedly been in the area for over a month while Brunswick just arrived this week. A third tagged shark pinged last month in the same waters but there’s no word if he’s still out there. Great white sharks are a migratory species, moving to warmer waters in Florida over the winter and heading back north once the weather heats up. The sharks are about 20 miles off of the coast and pose no threats to beachgoers.”last_img read more

Youth Protests Against Cuba’s Dictatorship Increase in 2019

first_imgBy Julieta Pelcastre / Diálogo January 14, 2020 Social media has emerged as an effective tool against the socialist regime.Although many Cubans lack internet access because of the State’s costly and controlled internet connection, young people are using technology to question the island’s political system. In 2019, dissident groups initiated protests via social media to show their disapproval of the Miguel Díaz-Canel government, which led to intervention from police forces.“There were more protests against the dictatorship during 2019. The Cuban society woke up and is taking advantage of new technologies and internet access,” Cuban activist Liu Santiesteban, head of the program Despierta Cuba, which livestreams on Facebook from the United States, told Diálogo. “In the past, we didn’t have this mechanism and tool, not only for information, but also for internal coordination.”The allegations against the Cuban government, which doesn’t allow any form of social expression, “spurred a wave of police repression in 2019 against hundreds of people, both opponents and activists of human and economic rights, including the right to change the political system,” Javier Larrondo, president of Prisoners Defenders, a Spanish nongovernmental organization dedicated to legal and defense matters, told Diálogo.September 8 saw a surge of arrests against members of dissident organizations Patriotic Union of Cuba and Cuba Decide, after they urged people via social media to demonstrate with a sunflower in their hand to express solidarity with victims of State abuse.A Cuban woman in Havana buys a wifi device on the black market to clandestinely receive the state-provided Internet signal on July 29, 2019. (Photo: STR / AFP)“The repression against those promoting and calling for the sunflower protest was carried out via a large-scale police operation all over the island,” Cuban activist Rosa María Payá, coordinator of the movement Cuba Decide, in exile in the United States since 2012, told Diálogo. “The march scared the system so much that more than 180 activists went to prison. The level of fear the regime projects is ridiculous.”Before this protest, users and administrators of the first grassroots network, created in 2001, protested in front of Cuba’s Ministry of Communications on August 12, against regulations banning the network that allowed thousands of people to share content and opinions in virtual forums. After authorities dispersed the protest, the state confiscated the network’s infrastructure.“Now, claims of discontent are more varied, because they come from different sectors in society and not exclusively from the organized opposition, as was the case of the May 11 protest in Havana, in response to the banning of the traditional gay parade, a march the pro-government Center for Sexual Education organizes every year,” Paya said. “More than 300 members of the gay community were repressed, while three were detained by police agents, for peacefully defending the rights of sexual minorities.”The regime also attacked hundreds of protesters who took to the streets on February 23 to reject the text of the new Cuban Constitution, which was approved against the people’s will the following day. “The police increased detentions and torture against all those campaigning against the constitutional referendum,” Larrondo said. “More than 2 million Cubans said no to the regime.” The new constitution irrevocably ratifies the implementation of socialism on the island.In Cuba, social media serves to level the playing field and force verbal interaction with the government. “The populism that lapsed into dictatorship will be dismantled by young Cubans with the help of new technologies and social media, a realm where the regime won’t be able to beat them,” Santiesteban concluded.last_img read more

Is your credit union the local cable guy?

first_imgFor the past couple of decades, if you wanted a go-to dump-on source when it came to talking about poor customer service, the cable television industry was your guy. Consumers routinely (and usually rightfully) griped about lousy service, bad attitudes and those infamous “installation windows” that usually meant you had to take a day off from work to be home at their convenience.Recently, at least one cable provider has made an effort to improve its service and its reputation. Time Warner Cable, capitalizing on sour consumer sentiment, launched a series of commercials with a healthy dose of self-deprecating humor.Banks and credit unions are certainly not immune from negative public sentiment. While we talk a lot about great service, a wide variety of products and easy accessibility, consumers may not see it that way. Just because we pat ourselves on the back about something in the boardroom does not necessarily mean it translates that way to Main Street. continue reading » 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

My credit union doesn’t get me

first_imgI opened up my Gmail the other morning to find the subject line “Woo-hoo your credit score went up!”I stared at it for a moment and then moved on to the next email.I’m pretty brave, but not brave enough to start the day by facing my credit score.  You see, I’m a professional writer. For the most part, writers are not rich.For more than 20 years, I’ve had the pleasure to write for hundreds of publications, including The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times and the Credit Union Times, but I don’t earn the paycheck of, say, Maureen Dowd. That’s fine by me, because I love what I do, even if it means not always being paid on time or having job stability. After all, during the financial crisis, many Americans who thought they had job stability lost their jobs anyway. But despite my relatively high profile in the credit union community and with major newspapers across the country, my credit union is not impressed with my bylines. For 35 years, I’ve been a member of a credit union in California, and I can’t help but think they don’t understand me. That’s a problem, because I’m the type of American that credit unions were chartered to serve.It’s not that they don’t care, I think they really do, because they always ask me about my travels, my family, and my writing, and because I’m pretty open with my life they know a lot about me except it seems, my financial issues.Which brings me back to my credit score. It’s not great. I eventually opened the email and peeked at my free credit score and credit report, finding two items still on my report that I’ve paid off. I also have three outstanding medical bills, thanks to health insurance that has a monthly premium I can afford but also has a large deductible. I have one credit card with a $1000 limit but no other debt. I’m not a big spender, and I don’t have a car or house payment. The average U.S. credit score is 687. I’m not quite there, but I would like to be. However, I face a steep uphill battle. Because I’m considered subprime, I would pay a fortune to borrow money to pay off those hospital bills or pay for the next unexpected major expense. It is estimated that 113 million Americans like me – people who do work and don’t live beyond their means – have non-prime credit scores. There are literally millions of people that credit unions could help improve the financial positions of and eventually extend credit to.Now, I know there are plenty of credit unions that go out on a limb to help underserved members because I’ve written Community Development grants for them.  Some of my friends who belong to other credit unions, are offered classes on rebuilding their credit and given small personal loan, —unsecured— to get themselves back on track. But not me.A few years ago, in a moment of frustration I even opened a second account with a major bank, but I missed the personal service and friendliness of my credit union and quickly closed it.Since I travel so much I can literally walk into almost any town and find a credit union that is also a member. I also love visiting one of the other branches of my credit union and recognizing an employee who is still working there after 30 years, confirming that it’s a great place to work.Which is why my credit union confuses me —they know who I am and they know my financial challenges, so why don’t they reach out to me and offer credit counseling or financial education? Or how about some products or services that are appropriate for me? One thing credit unions such as mine could do, is offer their members in my situation Ser Tech’s Flitter, which gives members the real, authentic FICO® Score not those other “education scores,” but the score that truly determines what loans and loan terms they qualify for. Each Flitter report provides the member’s FICO® Score and the key factors affecting that score, plus an explanation of those factors. They’ll also receive comprehensive credit education, financial health management tips, Balance consumer credit counseling and other helpful services, which is what I was dreaming my credit union would do for me.Instead, they send me offers for new car or mortgage loans which if they looked at my finances they would know up front that I don’t qualify.Although I would love to obtain a loan for a new car or RV, I know I have to work on my credit score by keeping my credit card balance down and slowly paying off those hospital bills. My credit union isn’t perfect, but I’ll be staying with them because the positives outweigh the minuses. I hope one day they will take the time to see what I really need financially and that their offers of auto loans and credit cards are not always ‘one size fits all’ solutions. In the meantime, you’ll find me working hard to increase my credit score. 79SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Candice Reed Candice Reed is an award-winning journalist, author, and PR consultant. She has written for the Credit Union Times, Credit Union Journal, the New York Times and many more publications. Web: Detailslast_img read more

Good Governance: The board and talent management

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Just the title of this article makes governance experts recoil. Boards have always been advised to stay out of organizational management and that includes human resources issues. Yet, as organizational culture continues to emerge as critical to organizational performance, boards are finding themselves having to engage in some non-traditional behavior.Boards in today’s world are expected to work with the CEO to define the organizational culture expected and the measures that will assure adherence to the values. In October, the corporate consulting firm KPMG issued a report called “OnRisk 2020: A guide to understanding, aligning and optimizing risk”. The report included “talent and culture” as risks of which the board should become more aware.More and more boards are holding CEOs responsible for leadership development and succession programs, tracking regular measurements of employee engagement and innovation and conducting regular outside reviews of human resources policies, pay and compliance. continue reading »last_img read more

Radical overhaul of agricultural data-gathering methods in Asia-Pacific needed: Experts

first_imgGennari said improvements in data-gathering systems and infrastructure were crucial to ensure that the variables on crop, livestock, fisheries and forestry were correctly reflected in the SDG report submitted by each country.“Collaboration among internal institutions within the government such as Statistics Indonesia, the Agriculture Ministry, as well as relevant ministries or agencies with the FAO is needed to produce high-quality agricultural statistics that are accurate, timely and relevant to SDG indicators,” Statistics Indonesia (BPS) chief statistician Suhariyanto said in a keynote speech.The FAO announced new partnerships during the forum to help countries in the Asia-Pacific region adopt cost-effective technologies that generate reliable agriculture statistics. Among the announced partnerships is the collaboration between the FAO, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) on agricultural statistics based on satellite data.“This new data source is part of what we call Big Data, and its development is often led by the private sector. Partnering with the private sector allows us to innovate, and is a game changer in how governments produce official statistics,” said FAO commission secretary Sangita Dubey. (rfa)Topics : Experts have called for a significant overhaul of agricultural data-gathering methods to ensure that the targets specified in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are accurately reported in Asia and the Pacific region, including Indonesia.UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) chief statistician Pietro Gennari said there were noticeable data gaps in Asia-Pacific as countries in the region worked toward achieving the 17 SDG targets by 2030.“We are witnessing an inversion of the familiar axiom ‘what gets measured gets done’. We are not measuring the SDG indicators, therefore we are not on track to achieving the SDG targets,” Gennari said during the 28th session of the Asia and Pacific Commission on Agricultural Statistics in Bali on Tuesday.last_img read more

Arsenal manager Unai Emery reacts to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s penalty miss against Tottenham

first_imgAdvertisement Unai Emery defended Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after his penalty miss against Spurs (Picture: Getty)Unai Emery defended Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after his costly penalty miss against Tottenham.Arsenal’s leading goalscorer had the opportunity to seal north London bragging rights with an injury-time spot kick and cut the gap to just a single point to third place Spurs in the Premier League table.Hugo Lloris, however, made a vital save and Aubameyang’s misery was further compounded when Jan Vertonghen produced a stunning clearance from underneath his own crossbar to deny the Gabon international instand redemption.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘I spoke with him [Aubameyang].’ said Emery in his post match press conference. ‘He had 35 minutes to help us for the victory.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘He did this action and got the penalty. After, you can score or not. It’s not a mistake, it’s one action.‘The same with Laca. He had good chances, but no problem. Today we create some good chances but today it’s not enough.’ Advertisement Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s penalty was saved by Hugo Lloris (Picture: Getty)Replays suggested the penalty should have been retaken for encroachment by Vertonghen and Emery hopes the introduction of VAR from next season will clear up such incidents.‘Two months ago I said VAR is coming to help the referees,’ he added. ‘Today for me the referees had a big personality, but it’s not enough to make the best decisions in difficult actions in the box.‘VAR is coming to help them. In 90 minutes if you create chances and score, you can win.‘I think we played today with a big spirit, tactically we adapted well.’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 Arsenal Comment Arsenal manager Unai Emery reacts to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s penalty miss against Tottenham Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 2 Mar 2019 3:47 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy linklast_img read more

Where to bag two heritage Queenslanders on one property

first_img“This coupled with the tranquillity of country living only a short drive from the city cemented our decision and has been something neither of us has regretted.“This home is not your run of the mill property but distinct in many ways and offers ample space to raise a family or run a business.”The left wing of home is comprised of four spacious bedrooms; the master bedroom containing its own ensuite and walk-in robe, with a freestanding cast iron clawfoot bath.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020The right wing has a stylish kitchen with a solid timber bench top and European oven with a gas cook top, which services the adjoining dining areas that flow out to the large front deck. “Since moving to Nome, Glenn and I have invested over $50,000 into the property with the built in cupboards alone costing in excess of $10,000,” Jennine said.“The distinctive beauty of our home is recognisable to all who visit it and we have had countless comments regarding this. “From the stained glass casement windows outlining the 2 homes, the massive sprawling deck, modern kitchen with a Silky Oak bench top or 3 fully tiled bathrooms each with their own claw bathtub.”The property is on the market for offers over $605,000 and will be open for inspection this Sunday from 2:30-3pm. This property at 39 Country Road in Nome is on the market for offers over $605,000TWO classic Queenslanders on one property are on the market in Townsville linked only by a veranda and a price tag. One of the houses on 39 Country Road in Nome is understood to have originated from Ayr and the other from Charters Towers.Owners of the property Jennine and Glenn have raised their children on the 1.6 acre property but there is ample opportunity to configure the two houses to suit different needs.“Glenn and I wanted our kids to experience the joys of acreage as we each had in our childhood,” Jennine said.READ MORE City’s property market heats up READ MOREcenter_img Idalia market is showing signs of recovery last_img read more

Results of Games played in The Lime National Basketball League

first_img Tweet In addition all players selected for national trials should be at Lindo Park tonight (Monday) at 6.00pm. Share Saturday GamesGame -1 – Element Agency Ole Skool was no match for T.F Grand Fond Ballers losing by 19 points . The final score was T.F Grand Fond Ballers 64 points to Element Agency Ole Skool 45 points. Top scoring for Ballers were Irsam Prince 17 points, Kemon Cuffy 13 points and Shane George 12 points and for Ole Skool Julien 14 points and Peter Letang 10 points.Dr. Mac Prowlers. Photo credit: Mickey Joseph.Game 2 – The No Look team and Garth Joseph suffered another disappointing loss when they went down to Dr. Mac Prowlers of Trafalgar  in the Domlec Premier Division 64 points to 55 points. A game high 22 points from Garth Joseph  could not stop the growing confidence of Prowlers in the second half after being down 11 points in the first half. Prowlers held the No Look team to only 15 points in the second half while scoring 31 points to win the game by 9 points. Top scoring for Prowlers were Fitzgerald Daniel 14 points and Junior Aisles 11 points and Garth Joseph 22 points and Bernard Mills 9 points for NO Look. Game 3 – Marigot Sonics failed to show up for the start of game resulting in a forfeit and points being awarded to Dragon Stout Pros of Grand Bay. Sharing is caring! Share No Look players. Photo credit: Mickey JosephThe following are the results of games which were played in the Lime National Basketball League over the weekend;center_img NewsSports Results of Games played in The Lime National Basketball League by: – June 20, 2011 25 Views   no discussions The game’s continued on Sunday in Paix Bouche with one game between Ian Douglas Patriots and Northern Stars Chargers of Bense.  The final score of the game was Ian Douglas Patriots 61 points to Northern Stars Chargers 60 points. Top scoring for Patriots were Regillio Cissee 18 points, Marlon Hilaire 15 points and Bertise Jeffers 12 points while Kareem Fabien 23 points and Lester Mathew 12 points for Chargers. Share Mickey Josephlast_img read more