Tickets for Pageant: The Musical Now On Sale

first_img Pageant: The Musical Like every beauty pageant you’ve seen before, Pageant features contestants desperately vying for a glittering tiara. With swimsuit, talent and evening gown competitions, the show includes both the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat. Unlike some (though possibly not all) beauty pageants you’ve seen before, the female contestants are all played by men and the audience gets to select the winner each night. View Comments Conceived by Robert Longbottom, Pageant is written by two-time Tony nominee Bill Russell and Frank Kelly with music by Albert Evans. The cast includes Skivvies headliner Nick Cearley, Frankie J. Grande, Alex Ringer, Marty Thomas, Seth Tucker and Curtis Wiley. Related Shows Broadway has its fair share of men in dresses this season, but there are some drag queens getting ready to werk off-Broadway who know how to compete. Tickets are now available for Pageant: The Musical. The tuner is set to begin performances on June 29 at The Davenport Theatre, where it will play concurrently with Forbidden Broadway on Sunday and Monday evenings through September 1. Opening night is set for July 14. Show Closed This production ended its run on Oct. 26, 2014last_img read more

Long Island Press – Top 10 Local News Stories for 2012

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Now that 2012 firmly in the rear view, it’s high time for a little New Year’s retrospection to see what readers love most about us.These are the top 10 most-read Press stories from last year, as voted by readers, based on the best metric known to journalism—the number of clicks each story got on our website over the past 12 months.Some are predictable. Others make you wonder. Add them all up and it’s a list that reveals much about our readership’s interests and offers a trip down news memory lane.10. LI Doctors Among 98 Arrested in Drug Raid: Long Island’s deadly prescription drug abuse epidemic continued to spiral out of control last year as authorities cracked down on dealers and the physicians accused of supplying them with black market pain pills. And still they’ve just scratched the surface.9. Septic County: Remember how Suffolk County is slowly poisoning its own drinking and surface waters through its septic systems because most of the county lacks sewers? Yea, that’s still a monumental problem.8. 100 Sickened, 1 Arrested at Nassau Coliseum: Right before Sandy, 100 intoxicated teens were hospitalized during a rave at the coliseum. And a helicopter pilot was arrested for landing near the chaotic scene for some reason. Unconfirmed rumors of up to seven people dying are likely what made this story so popular.7. Amityville Horror: Second Gun Found? It’s been nearly 40 years since Ronald DeFeo murdered his family, but one filmmaker is among those who believe he didn’t act alone. The new evidence? A handle of a handgun found in the canal behind the house last year.6. 4 LI High Schools Among Top 100 in US: It seems readers like good news, too. This one came when U.S. News & World Report ranked high schools in Rockville Centre, Jericho, Commack and Locust Valley among the nation’s best.5. Paper Tiger: Newsday, once a flagship daily, has become a shell of its former after being bought by monopolistic Cablevision, the horrific cable company everyone hates. Its staff revealed to us the depth of their despair over the changes since the takeover.4. Suffolk Authorities Dispel Serial Killer Suspect Rumors: Armchair detectives solved the Long Island Serial Killer case and broadcast their suspect’s name on the Internet. Except it turns out they were wrong, anyone can post anything to the Internet regardless of validity and the real detectives had to take the rare move to publicly stamp out false rumors.3. Identifying Princess Doe: Thirty years after a teenage girl believed to be from Long Island was found dead of a brutal murder in a New Jersey cemetery, investigators continue their quest for justice for the unidentified victim.2. Ripple Effect: While Suffolk has leaching septic tanks poisoning the aquifers that our drinking water comes from, residents of Bethpage and surrounding areas have carcinogenic toxic plumes from the region’s military industrial past to thank for death from the faucets.1. Sandy: Anyone really surprised that the storm of the century topped this list? Although the homepage for all our coverage was most-clicked, if we listed every Sandy story separately, it would have taken up most of the top 10.last_img read more

How to get the most out of your next conference

first_imgMany of us are fortunate to attend conferences hosted by CUNA and other organizations. To get the most out of the event you attend, follow these strategies to manage your time, attention and energy.Network in advance – before you attend the event review the attendee list, set up appointments with people in advance, follow conversations  (and hash tags) on social media – get to know other members before the event officially starts.Pack smart – I am the first to pack many stilettos and make sure I wear every pair, but know you will be walking long hallways, standing around for many hours and smart footwear is a must (ladies try wedges, they look cute and are really comfy).Pack light – choose a neutral color palette for basic pieces and pop with accessories to minimize the number of outfits you need to take.  If you want brilliant packing tips for your conference read this great advice from Megan Kristel at Kristel Closets.Hydrate regularly – Air conditioning, late nights, and bad food choices mean it’s more important to drink even more water than you think you need. Carry a water bottle and fill it up constantly.Review agendas – review agenda and speakers in advance, know which sessions and social events you want to attend, what you can skip and determine what you will pack.Pay attention – please be kind to everyone, and give them your attention. Tip well, take care of hotel staff and be generous with everyone you meet.Save energy – the first day of the conference is usually exciting and everyone is full of energy and by day three people are worn out from late nights, maybe a little more socializing than usual and sitting in artificial lighting. Manage your energy and know when you can skip sessions, take a nap or just get outside in the fresh air.Work out daily – yep even if you have to get up early, don’t compromise your workout. Even though you think you will be too tired, it is so worth staying committed even if a walk outside is all you can manage or a walk on the hotel treadmill. Take care of yourself.Say no – confidently say no if you don’t want to attend a session or you are in a session that doesn’t work for you, leave it. If you don’t want to go to an event, and want to recover in our room, do that. Be conscious of what you say yes to and reserve your energy when possible.Have fun – the conference or your Credit Union’s annual event is often the one time a year you get to see colleagues and have fun celebrating the accomplishments of those in your Credit Union and in our industry. Savor every moment and relax.Schedule follow up – after the event write handwritten notes to those you met, connect on LinkedIn, follow people on Twitter and schedule follow up calls to continue to leverage the connections you made.As a professional speaker I often attend conferences (as the keynote speaker and I also attend as a guest in my industry),  it’s always fun to watch people connecting with each other.Attention is all about connection. Manage your energy and you will make your next conference a productive event. 5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Neen James Think force of nature. Boundless energy. Timely topics. Laugh out loud fun. Eye opening ideas. Take-aways that ACTUALLY create positive change.  Sound like what YOU’RE looking for? Then Motivational … Web: www.neenjames.com Detailslast_img read more

3 reasons software subscriptions make sense

first_imgThe licensing of software has certainly evolved over the past 20+ years. I’m old enough to remember when software was delivered on floppy disks that were actually floppy. Yes, I’m talking about those 360K 5.25-inch beasts. You’d get a stack of them for larger programs and then spend the day switching disks in and out of your floppy drive. And if you didn’t own a hard drive … well, let’s not even go there.It was thrilling when 3.5-inch diskettes came out, first in the 720K variety, and then the 1.44-MB whoppers. Large programs still required multiple discs – just not as many.I about pooped my pants when CD-ROMs went mainstream and even large programs could be delivered on and installed from a single disc. Of course, with all that room, it was inevitable that software would become so bloated, it had to be delivered on multiple CDs.Finally, broadband became ubiquitous and you didn’t need any physical media at all. Just download the installer program and install the software on your huge hard drive that could hold hundreds and hundreds of floppies worth of data. The first time I did that, well … I don’t even want to think about what comes after pooping my pants.The only problem was keeping the software up to date. You’d have to go out and hunt down updated software once in a while. And for major version changes, the software vendor made you pay even more money to stay current. There was the “buy it new” price and the upgrade price.Now software vendors have it right. More and more, you see the subscription, or pay-as-you-go, model for everything from productivity software to security and virus protection. It makes everything so easy. That’s why my company, OmniChannel Communications, adopted a subscription model for our FinancialFeed financial education portal.The subscription model offers users these three important benefits:Once you set up an automatic payment method, you never have to think about it again. That little bit of money is automatically drafted from your credit union account for as long as you want to keep using the software.Software is generally cheaper delivered this way. Software vendors like … no, they lovethe idea of steady, recurring revenue, and happily factor that into their pricing.Most important of all, you’re always assured of having the latest software. There are no upgrades to buy and install. Your software just keeps getting better and better as if by magic, with minimal effort from you.Simply stated, software subscriptions make sense for everybody involved.And now it’s time for my shameless plug. If you’re looking for a financial content provider who updates content weekly, provides a convenient plug-and-play info portal you can put on your website, grants you a non-exclusive license to use the content outside the portal, and delivers all this in a subscription model, click here now.Happy softwaring! 11SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John San Filippo John is the co-founder of OmniChannel Communications, Inc., a company that specializes in B2B marketing to community financial institutions. He started out in the savings and loan industry, but wisely … Web: www.omnichannelcommunications.com Detailslast_img read more

FFIEC updates pandemic planning guide

first_img continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr A little while ago, NAFCU blogged about the NCUA’s business continuity planning guidance and the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council’s (FFIEC’s) 2007 Pandemic Planning Guidance. In light of the spread of Covid-19 a.k.a. the coronavirus, the FFIEC updated its Interagency Statement on Pandemic Planning (the guide), identifying “actions that financial institutions should take to minimize the potential adverse effects of a pandemic.” In a related press release, the federal financial institution regulators encouraged financial institutions, including credit unions to continue meeting the financial needs of members affected by coronavirus.The guide begins with a discussion of the unique challenges presented by a pandemic in comparison to other disasters. The guide then explains how to incorporate pandemic risk into a credit union’s business continuity management, including the business impact analysis, the risk assessment, and risk monitoring and testing. Let’s briefly touch on each phase:The Unique Challenges of a PandemicIn order to effectively serve members, it is important to tailor a credit union’s traditional business continuity plan (BCP) to address the unique challenges posed by a pandemic. The guide explains that a credit union’s BCP should provide for:last_img read more

‘I’m a rape victim’: Mother pens heartbreaking letter left with abandoned baby

first_imgResidents of Paniaran village in North Tapanuli, North Sumatra, found a 3-month old baby boy who had been left next to a house in the village on Thursday along with a letter from his mother, who claimed to be a victim of rape.A Paniaran resident, Marsaulina Nababan, 52, discovered the baby as she was throwing out her garbage on Thursday evening, as reported by kompas.com. The baby was crying and wrapped neatly in a cloth. Marsaulina reported her finding to the police.North Tapanuli Police spokesperson First Adj. Insp. Walpon Baringbing said on Friday the police had found a letter at the location the baby was found, reportedly written by the baby’s mother, who said she was a victim of rape. Read also: Rape survivors often have to bear it aloneConcluding from the letter, Walpon said the mother could not afford to take care of the baby due to financial constraints. The letter was written as follows:”To the people who discover this baby, I’m asking for your help to take care of my baby. I can’t look after him because I live alone. I’m a rape victim of an evil man who doesn’t want to take responsibility for his actions. I didn’t even know him.I can’t afford to take care of the baby because I don’t have a job. Other than begging for money, I don’t have a place to live.I wanted to put him into an orphanage, but they didn’t accept him because I didn’t have recorded personal data. I don’t have an ID card, nor a family card. Once again, please help look after my child because I truly can’t afford to do it. I love my baby, and I don’t want him to suffer by living with me.He is sick, look at his head. He was born on Dec. 12, 2019. His name is Malidan Azka and he is a Muslim.”Walpon said the baby was in a healthy condition and was currently being treated at the Paniaran health center. “We’ve coordinated with the North Tapanuli Social Agency regarding the baby’s future care,” he said, as quoted by kompas.com. (ars)Topics :last_img read more

High pharma exposure depresses Alecta’s returns in first half

first_imgSweden’s biggest pension fund has expressed disappointment at its own investment returns for the first half of this year after its allocation to pharmaceutical equities dragged on performance.In its interim report for the first half of 2018, Alecta, which manages private sector occupational schemes, emphasised its higher longer-term performance.The pension fund’s defined contribution (DC) and defined benefit (DB) schemes returned 2.1% and 1.7% respectively in the January-to-June period, down from 5.8% and 4% in the same period last year.Magnus Billing, the firm’s chief executive, said: “Given Alecta’s very long-term business the key figures for the latest five-year period are the most interesting, and for those we did somewhat better than the Swedish and international benchmark we measure ourselves against.” However, he added: “We have higher expectations for ourselves than what we actually delivered in terms of return in the first half.” Magnus Billing, Alecta CEOThe DC product Alecta Optimal Pension returned an average 10.2% a year over the last five years, down from 12.1% at the end of June 2017. The DB scheme made a 7.8% return over the period, down from 8.8% when measured at the same point last year, according to the interim report.The pension fund explained that, in the first half of this year, it had a high allocation to pharmaceutical stocks, which had not developed as positively as other sectors. Its underweight position in oil-related shares compared to the benchmark index had also had a negative impact on performance.Group total assets rose to SEK260.6bn (€25.4bn) at the end of June from SEK255.8bn at the end of December.Billing hailed his firm’s success in the recent bidding process through Collectum, the administrator of Sweden’s supplementary private-sector occupational pension (ITP), which saw Alecta winning new five-year contracts within the plan, including the renewal of its contract as default provider within traditional insurance.The procurement process led to Alecta reducing its fee further to 0.09% for ITP members, lowering the fee ceiling to SEK600 from SEK900 and strengthening the guarantee, Billing said.last_img read more

New Jamaican PM becomes region’s youngest

first_img Sharing is caring! 12 Views   no discussions Tweet Share Sharecenter_img Prime Minister Andrew Holness (R) and his predecessor Bruce Golding share a laugh during the swearing in on SundayKINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — History was created on Sunday, when 39-year-old Andrew Michael Holness was sworn in as Jamaica’s youngest prime minister.In a 90-minute ceremony presided over by Governor-General Sir Patrick Allen and attended by some 4,000 guests, the country’s first Jamaican head of government born in the post-independence era (1962) took the oaths of allegiance and office, before being presented with the instrument of office as the nation’s ninth prime minister.The changing of the guard also saw the standard of outgoing prime minister, Bruce Golding, being lowered and replaced by Holness’, thereby completing the transition.Prior to these formalities, Golding formally tendered his resignation on Sunday, and advised the governor-general of the decision by the majority of government members of the House of Representatives to endorse Holness as his successor.The new prime minister had served as education minister since the ruling Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) won the 2007 General Election. He was also the youngest member of Golding’s Cabinet.Golding, who assumed the office of prime minister over four years ago, had indicated his intention to demit office in September, stating that the challenges of the last four years had taken a toll and it was appropriate for him to make way for new leadership to continue the programmes of economic recovery and transformation, while mobilising the JLP for the next general election.He delivered his last national address on Saturday. However, Golding remains leader of the JLP until the party’s annual conference in November.Holness’ meteoric rise to prime minister came within 14 years, and has seen him move from Member of Parliament (for West Central St Andrew), having been first elected to the House of Representatives in 1997, to opposition spokesman, to Cabinet minister and Leader of the House of Representatives.He has become the third youngest politician in the English-speaking Caribbean to assume the position, and one of three to do so prior to age 40. The others are: Bharrat Jagdeo, who became president of Guyana in 1999, at age 35; and Roosevelt Skerrit, who was installed as Dominica’s prime minister in 2004, at age 32.Holness, however, currently holds the distinction of being the youngest head of government in the English-speaking Caribbean, by 40 days, over Skerrit. In his near one hour-long inaugural address, Holness declared that it was with a deep sense of honour and humility that he took the oath of office and that he was cognizant of the “awesome responsibility” he now has.“I want to express appreciation to all those who have reposed confidence in me. Rest assured I am totally focused on the task of helping the Jamaican people realize their hopes and aspirations. I pledge to serve the people of Jamaica faithfully, with all my energies, all of my heart, mind and soul,” he stated, while paying tribute to his predecessors, particularly Golding.The governor-general congratulated Holness, urging him to use the confidence reposed in him by his colleagues, and the “tremendous” goodwill of the nation, to “step forward boldly and respond to the needs of the country”.“Today, you will embark on an epic journey. (You) will be tasked with the responsibility to catapult us into a rapidly changing world, and allow us to be comfortable doing business and interacting, without losing our identity as a unique group of people. We must position and understand ourselves in the context of global economic and geo-political relationships, and leverage recognition and respect, that the world has for us, to our advantage,” he said.Paying tribute to Golding’s tenure, the governor-general said the leadership transition symbolized “the end of one cycle and the beginning of another”. He noted that the former prime minister provided leadership at a time of global economic challenges.“You presided over a watershed period in the history of our country, and successfully provided us with a steady footing from which to transition into our 50th year of independence,” he stated.The governor-general praised Golding for endeavouring to do what he felt was in the nation’s best interest, adding that “history will be the judge of whether you succeeded (or not)”.Meanwhile, the secretary general of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, on Monday congratulated Holness, and extended the full support of the hemispheric organization as well as his best wishes for a successful term in office.“It’s a tribute to Jamaica’s unwavering commitment to democracy that the transfer of state power on Sunday passed from one elected Member of Parliament to another,” Insulza said in a letter to the prime minister, adding that his country “should take pride in the smooth transition of leadership in government.” The head of the OAS recalled in the letter that “Jamaica has been a strong and consistent partner in the work and efforts of the Organization in the Hemisphere.” “Therefore, we offer full support and cooperation from the OAS,” he concluded. By Douglas McIntoshCaribbean News Now NewsRegional New Jamaican PM becomes region’s youngest by: – October 25, 2011 Sharelast_img read more

Ruby Herbert, 85

first_imgRuby Herbert, 85, Greensburg, passed away on Friday, August 11, 2017 at the Decatur County Memorial Hospital in Greensburg. She was born in Kentucky on April 17, 1932. She was the daughter of William G. and Lottie Mae (Roberts) Carter. She was married to Merle G. Herbert on March 20, 1948 and he preceded her in death on January 8, 2009.  She is survived by one son, Jerry Herbert, Greensburg; one daughter, Linda (Richard) Gibson, Greensburg; five grandchildren, Kelsey Herbert, Stephanie Redmon, Chris (Kristi) Herbert, Greenfield, Erik  Wilmer, Hebron, Ky., Heather Kunze, Greensburg; six great grandchildren, Hailey, Bryce, Levi, Blake, Olivia, Bryce.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband; one son, Joseph W. Herbert; three brothers, Vernon, Ray, and Howard Carter; one sister, Betty Bryant. There will be no public visitation or funeral.  Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home in Greensburg has been entrusted with the arrangements.last_img read more

Vehicle accident involving injuries on SR 129

first_imgBatesville, IN—On Sunday afternoon, August 18th, 2019, the Ripley County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a vehicle accident involving injuries located on SR 129 at the intersection of CR 1100 north near Batesville.Arriving on scene deputies found that a 2011 Ford Fusion being operated 16-year-old Cassandra Kramer of Greensburg had been traveling west on CR 1100 north when it failed to yield at the intersection of SR 129 colliding with a 2015 Chevrolet Silverado being operated by 60-year-old Gerry Burnett of Holton as he traveled south on SR 129.The impact caused the Silverado to roll coming to rest on it wheels as the Fusion continued off the west side of SR 129 striking a lawnmower being operated by 64-year-old Thomas Miller of Batesville before coming to rest on the west side of the road.Kramer and a passenger were not injured and released from the scene.Burnett, along with his passenger, 58-year-old Wanda English Burnett, also of Holton, had to be extricated from the vehicle before being transported to Margaret Mary Health by Batesville EMS for treatment of nonlife-threatening injuries.Miller received minor injuries and was released at the scene.The accident is currently under investigation by the Ripley County Sheriff’s Office who were assisted at the scene by the Batesville Police Department, Batesville Fire & EMS.last_img read more