18 Jan

New Romantic Comedy The Diorama Opens Off-Broadway

first_imgJennifer Brown Stone and David S. Stone’s new play The Diorama opens on May 30 at The Lion Theatre at Theatre Row. Susan Louise O’Connor and Hunter Canning star in the romantic comedy under the direction of David S. Stone. The Diorama In addition to O’Connor and Canning, the cast of The Diorama includes Alberto Bonilla, Bob Greenberg and Melissa Macleod Herion. The Diorama tells the story of Janey, a Wall Street lawyer who gets more than she bargained for when her artist sister Cecily invades her NYC apartment and begins constructing a life size igloo. While the two sisters seek a sense of belonging—either in a relationship or a safe place to call home—they are haunted by the tragedies of the past. Along the way they teach each other about life, love and happiness. View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on June 14, 2014 Related Showslast_img read more

18 Dec

NAFCU, NCUA talk supplemental capital

first_img 19SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr NAFCU representatives were at NCUA Wednesday for a discussion with policy staff on supplemental capital, the subject of an agency proposal expected out this fall.NCUA Chairman Debbie Matz announced in June that the agency expects to release a supplemental capital proposal that would work with the risk-based capital rule once that is finalized and put into effect in January 2019.NAFCU supports allowing credit unions access to supplemental capital and has been pushing for that at the regulatory and legislative fronts. continue reading »last_img read more

18 Nov

Zagreb Airport recorded an increase in passengers in the first six months

first_imgIn this year’s summer flight schedule, six months after the opening of the new passenger terminal, Franjo Tuđman Airport recorded a continuous double-digit increase in the number of passengers.Since the beginning of the year, the airport has recorded a cumulative increase in the number of passengers since 12%, while only in October 2017 an increase of 17%.  Zagreb Airport will also record several record results this year, so in August, earlier than ever, the two millionth passenger was welcomed, and in December, for the first time in history, the number of 3 million passengers is expected to be reached.This year’s arrival of the prestigious airline Emirates represents a special step in the business of Zagreb Airport. It is an airline that brings a large number of passengers from more than 777 countries, mostly from Asia, but also from Australia and Oceania, to Zagreb with a 300-seat Boeing 364 60ER wide-body aircraft, which makes Zagreb and Croatia more accessible to distant markets. affect Croatian tourism outside the summer season. “In addition to Emirates, the national carrier Croatia Airlines, with its four new routes to Stockholm, Oslo, Helsinki and Bucharest, and Monarch, a specialized airline for leisure city break travel, thanks to which the number of tourist arrivals from Great Britain has increased. In addition to new routes, there has been an increase in the number of flights and the size of aircraft at existing destinations at Franjo Tuđman Airport, which includes LOT flights to Warsaw, Czech Airlines to Prague, but also long-haul routes such as direct flights to Canada Air Transat and Qatar Airways on a regular line to Doha ” stand out from Franjo Tudjman Airport.Year-round linesFranjo Tuđman Airport is looking positively towards the upcoming winter season 2017/2018. during which, thanks to year-round lines, significant capacity increases have already been secured. Thanks to the Emirates and Monarch flights, Dubai and London and Manchester will be connected with Zagreb by direct flights in the winter flight schedule, which will ensure greater connection with important emitting markets in Asia and the United Kingdom.At the beginning of the winter season, on 31 October 2017, Eurowings is introducing a new direct route to Düsseldorf three times a week, while the national carrier Croatia Airlines is offering its seasonal routes to Lisbon and Barcelona for the first time in history outside the summer season. throughout the first half of the winter flight schedule, more precisely until the first week of January 2018. The Polish company LOT, as well as the Norwegian low-cost company Norwegian Airlines, will also keep part of the newly introduced seasonal frequencies through the winter flight schedule.last_img read more

18 Nov

Fuliranje declared the best content at Zagreb’s Advent

first_imgOrganized by the Zagreb Tourist Board, an online voting / survey was held for the best Advent location, ie content as part of the best Advent in Europe. Thus, in addition to 12 locations, it was Fuliranje that won the title of the best content at Zagreb’s Advent.For the sixth year in a row, Fuliranje has been delighting with its original creative programs, and so far it has been visited by 2 million visitors. Life is a circus is this year’s motto and concept, which this year proved to be a great concept and content. Also, this year Fuliranje is in a new guise and at a new location, Zagreb’s Strossmayer Square, between Zrinjevac and Tomislavac, which is always challenging for organizers when changing the location of a well-established program, but once again proved the most important and golden rule when organizing events. is quality content king.Roman Pokos, director of the creative agency Kokoš ili jaje, which is the organizer of Fuliranje, pointed out that huge efforts have been made, from arranging and making designer functional houses to designing programs and selecting the best tenants, and he is very glad that visitors recognized the special spirit. Fuliranje and gladly visit it.12 locations participated in the selection, and according to the choice of visitors, the best six are:And primarily the quality, diverse, creative and different content is the very essence of Fuliranje, which has been delighting with novelties and a concept that has been different every year for six years, but remains in the same spirit of infectious positive and urban energy. The best proof or proof of concept is precisely the interest and attendance of Fuliranje over these six years and the only relevant recognition, and it is also the proof of the mentioned title of the best location on Advent because Advent visitors voted in the poll for the best location.The best advertising has always been and always will be word of mouth and it is an imperative and a recipe for long-term success and self-sustainability. And the team from the Kokoš ili jaje agency managed to reach that level where they are the best marketing, ie their promise, consistency and the quality they deliver. This is evidenced not only by the success of Fuliranje, but also by this year’s Zagreb Burger Festival, which launched the street food revolution in Zagreb and proved to be an excellent tourist product, as well as showing the right direction in which our tourism must develop.last_img read more

6 Oct

The $100 million Opera project in South Brisbane ends on a high note

first_imgThe $100 million Opera development at 49 Cordelia Street, South Brisbane has finished on a high note.STRONG rental demand and smooth settlements have defied the oversupply concerns as the $100 million Opera project comes to an end in South Brisbane.The project, which sold out in nine months recently welcomed its first residents with half of the 182 apartments sold to local buyers and the majority of investor units already rented out.Colliers International marketing agent Andrew Scriven said both owner occupiers and investors were impressed by the location, architecture, layout and entertainment area.“Opera was the top performing project south of the Brisbane River during its pre-sales phase achieving $85m worth of sales in its launch quarter,” Mr Scriven said.Developed by Melbourne based Abcor Property Holdings the 16 level building was constructed by Hutchinson Builders. More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home5 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor5 hours agoOpera in South Brisbane.“Despite media talk of an apartment oversupply in the CBD and tighter lending constraints for both local and foreign buyers, Opera buyers didn’t experience any significant issues with bank valuations or securing bank funding,” Mr Scriven said. “We settled the majority of apartments in the two weeks with owner occupiers keen to move in and take advantage of the South Brisbane lifestyle, and investors eager to capitalise on the current rental demand. “Following this settlement success investors at Opera are now experiencing strong rental demand, thanks to the building’s design, finish, amenity and location.”Prestige Residential on-site managers Ben and Emma Orton said interest in the rentals had been strong with one bedroom apartments renting from $450 to $550 a week, and two-bedrooms apartments from $640 to $740 a week. Opera in South Brisbane.“Brisbane’s Inner South precinct performed well over the past 12 months, being the only precinct to record rental growth in all apartment types, as recently reported. This obviously reflects the strong fundamentals of the precinct,” they said.“The building features a sophisticated lobby, a sky garden plus alfresco dining area on Level 16, and a resort-style infinity pool with stunning city views. Ground floor retail and office space is topped by 182 one, two and three bedroom residences.”Prestige Residential offers concierge style services such as in-house laundry service, dry cleaning, on-site maintenance service, and general concierge services such as bookings, and transfer services.last_img read more

29 Sep

Mandate roundup: Compenswiss targets $500m for EMD local currency

first_imgCredit: Waldo MiguezLuxembourgLuxembourg’s €18bn pension reserve fund has tendered out €5bn in passive equity and bond mandates on behalf of its investment vehicle, which invests the majority of the reserve fund’s assets.Fonds de Compensation (FDC) is looking to award a €1.955bn euro denominated bond mandate, a €2.285bn global bond mandate, and a €675m emerging market equity mandate.The global bond mandate requires the exchange rate risk to be hedged.A spokesman for the fund told IPE the mandates were originally awarded in 2010 and would reach their legal maturity next year.According to the sovereign investor’s 2018 annual report, Credit Suisse Asset Management currently holds the euro denominated bond mandate, BlackRock the global bond mandate, and State Street Global Advisors the emerging market equity mandate.FDC said the launch of the request for proposal was approved by the board in July. The CHF37bn (€33bn) manager of Switzerland’s social security funds is seeking to invest $500m (€449m) in emerging market local currency bonds via an actively managed fund.In a request for proposal document, Compenswiss said any emerging market bonds were eligible for the universe, with limits to apply on quasi-sovereigns, corporate bonds and non-local currency bonds.Performance would be measured against JP Morgan’s diversified global emerging market bond index (JP Morgan GBI-EM Global Diversified), with a target of annual outperformance by an average of 100 basis pints, net of all fees, over a four-year cycle.The maximum tracking error target is 5%. The deadline for initial proposals is 10 October. A “long” request for proposal document is to be released on 1 November.The search is available via IPE Quest. According to search QN-2569, Compenswiss wants managers to have at least $5bn in assets under management as a firm, and a track record of at least three years. Applicants should state performance gross of fees to 30 June. Luxembourg’s FDC tenders out €5bn trio of passive mandateslast_img read more

26 Sep

DADP calls for assistance to increase security

first_img Sharing is caring! Share 23 Views   no discussions Share Executive Director of the DAPD, Mrs. Nathalie Murphy. (file photo)The Association of Persons Living with Disabilities in Dominica is calling on cooperate citizens to assist them in enhancing security at the nonprofit organization’s office.The DADP has been burglarized twice in less than three months and as a result are without a number of valuable equipment.Executive Director of the DADP Nathalie Murphy says the organization is barely making ends meet and cannot hire a fulltime security officer at this time.“After the second incident the association held an emergency meeting to decide what measures we could take to enhance the security of the place. Even before the second incident we were in the process of identifying some action in terms of security but it was taking us a little while,” she said.According to Murphy, because the organization is a non-profit one, it is difficult to obtain funds to cater for security.“We are totally dependent on grants and donations to survive so we were not able to do much when the first incident occurred,” she said.Murphy is calling for assistance from the cooperate citizens.“We have decided to seek some assistance. I know there are a lot of cooperate citizens, well wishers, generous persons out there. We are appealing to anyone who is interested in assisting us to do so because it is of extreme importance that we try to prevent another incident like this from occurring,” she added.Dominica Vibes Newscenter_img LocalNews DADP calls for assistance to increase security by: – September 14, 2011 Share Tweetlast_img read more

24 Sep

Sobriety Check In Dearborn County Saturday

first_imgThe Indiana State Police will stop drivers at a sobriety checkpoint at an undisclosed location in Dearborn County on Saturday Nov. 30 from midnight until 2:00 a.m.“Those drivers passing through the check point area should have their licenses and registrations ready to present to troopers and will only be detained briefly while troopers determine whether further investigation is necessary,” said Sgt. Noel Houze, public information officer for the ISP Versailles Post.The Indiana State Police select check point times and locations based upon statistical data derived from DUI arrest records and crash records.Police say the public can do their part in making roadways safer by observing the following tips:Plan ahead and always use a designated driver.Don’t get behind the wheel of a vehicle if you’ve been consuming alcoholic beverage; instead call a taxi, family member, or friend who has not been to drinking to give you a ride.If you are hosting a party, always offer non-alcoholic beverages and make sure all of your guests leave with a sober drier or allow them to spend the night.Remember, Friends Don’t Let Friends Drive Drunk. Take the keys and never let a friend leave your sight if you think that they are about to drive while impaired.“Anyone observing erratic driving should contact the police immediately and be prepared to give a detailed description of the vehicle, its location, and direction of travel,” reported Houze.Callers can remain anonymous.last_img read more

24 Sep

Juventus star tears into Balotelli, Felipe Melo

first_img The pair were Azzurri team-mates for several years, when Balotelli was a maverick young striker who looked set to achieve great things. In a new autobiography, Chiellini snaps at his former colleague, writing: “Balotelli is a negative person, without respect for the squad. Balotelli was a Milan player at the time and has since had spells with Liverpool, Nice and Marseille, with Brescia the latest stop-off in a varied career. Chiellini, 35, was more brutal when it came to assessing former Juve colleague Felipe Melo, the Brazilian midfielder who played for the Bianconeri from 2009 to 2011. “Even worse was Felipe Melo: the worst of the worst. There was always a fight with him. I also told the managers: he’s a rotten apple,” Chiellini wrote. “At the Confederations Cup, in 2013, he didn’t give us a hand in anything, stuff that deserves a slap.” During the tournament in question, Balotelli scored twice, including a penalty, in the group stage, before a thigh injury ruled him out of the semi-final against Spain, who beat Italy on penalties. Loading… Read Also: La Liga goalie tests positive for coronavirus He backed up his comments in an interview with Saturday’s La Repubblica newspaper, saying: “I confirm it, but I have no grudge and nor am I interested in having one. If I have to share something with them, I will. I’m not everyone’s best friend, but they are the only two who have gone beyond an acceptable limit. “For me, the problem is not if you play well, badly or if you sometimes have an evening out, but if you lack respect and have nothing inside. Once, it’s fine, if it’s recurring, it’s not.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Juventus captain Giorgio Chiellini has launched a blistering takedown of former Italy team-mate Mario Balotelli, accusing him of being “a negative person”. Promoted ContentThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your MindA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtLook At Something Beautiful That Wasn’t Made By A Human BeingBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hootlast_img read more

22 Sep

El-Clasico: Real, Barca clash in Madrid

first_imgRelatedPosts Vidal lands in Milan to complete move from Barca to Inter Barca president Bartomeu says he won’t go to war anymore with Messi Bale completes Tottenham return from Real Madrid Real Madrid vs. Barcelona Venue: Santiago Bernabeu Kick off: 9PMBarcelona make the trip to the Bernabeu to face Real Madrid holding a two-point advantage at the top of the La Liga standings. When Real sat at the top of the standings several weeks ago, Zinedine Zidane still found himself coming in for criticism with his side less than convincing in some of their victories. With just one win coming from their last five in all competitions, which includes defeats in the Copa del Rey and Champions League, Zidane has come under further scrutiny from a demanding fanbase. Although a win over their great rivals will change the mood at the Bernabeu, a second successive loss in La Liga will leave Barcelona five points clear with just 12 matches remaining. When taking the manner of their setback against Man City into consideration, Zidane will feel that today’s showdown has come at the perfect time for his players to prove their worth. Karim Benzema has 18 goals to his name for the season, but the experienced Frenchman has now gone five games without finding the back of the net. The fact that Real have struggled since the 32-year-old’s drop-off in the final third highlights their reliance on the frontman, putting the onus on one of his teammates to step up with Eden Hazard seemingly out until the summer through injury. While Gareth Bale has found himself in and out of the team in recent months, you have to go back to October 5 for the last time that the Wales international contributed a goal or assist for the Spanish giants. Having only featured as a substitute against Man City, it may take a big occasion such as the one today to act as the catalyst for the 30-year-old to rediscover his touch in a Los Blancos shirt. Like his counterpart in the dugouts, Quique Setien felt the weight of responsibility on his shoulders when replacing Ernesto Valverde as Barcelona manager in the middle of January. However, after an indifferent start to life at Camp Nou, Setien has witnessed Barca record three successive wins in La Liga, a streak which has taken the club back into first place. Their unbeaten run was extended on Tuesday night with a 1-1 draw away at Napoli in the Champions League last 16, putting the Catalan giants in a position to take advantage in next month’s reverse fixture. There will be those who still have reservations about the former Real Betis man, but the 61-year-old deserves plenty of credit for improving results when having to contend with numerous selection issues. Although the arrival of Martin Braithwaite has boosted numbers in the final third, Setien is having to manage the workload of Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann. The pair have chipped in with six of Barcelona’s last eight goals, strengthening the argument that the club could miss out of silverware this season should either man join Ousmane Dembele and Luis Suarez in the treatment room. Despite concerns over a defence which have kept just three clean sheets in 10 matches since Setien’s appointment, there is a feeling that Barcelona will always have a chance of victory with their star attacking duo on the pitch. That said, Griezmann’s best work this season has come from the left flank, rather than down the centre in the role he is expected to occupy on Sunday night. Real Madrid possible XI: Courtois, Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Mendy, Kroos, Casemiro, Valverde, Isco, Benzema, Bale. Barcelona possible XI: Ter Stegen, Semedo, Pique, Umtiti, Firpo, Arthur, Busquets, De Jong, Vidal, Messi, Griezmann.Tags: FC BarcelonaLa LigaQuique SetienZinedine Zidanelast_img read more