Tony Awards Administration Committee Rules on It’s Only a Play & More

first_img James Earl Jones, Byron Jennings, Patrick Kerr, Fran Kranz, Mark Linn-Baker and Reg Rogers will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play category for You Can’t Take It With You. Blythe Danner will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play category for The Country House. Stockard Channing and Megan Mullally will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play category for It’s Only a Play. F. Murray Abraham, Matthew Broderick, Rupert Grint and Micah Stock will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play category for It’s Only a Play. The Tony Awards Administration Committee met on November 13 for the first time this season to determine the eligibility of seven Broadway productions for the 2015 American Theatre Wing’s Tony Awards, presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. The Tony Awards Administration Committee will meet a total of four times throughout the 2014-2015 season to decide the eligibility for the 69th Annual Tony Awards. All other eligibility determinations were consistent with the show’s opening night credits. The seven productions discussed include: Holler If Ya Hear Me, This Is Our Youth, Love Letters, You Can’t Take It With You, The Country House, It’s Only a Play and On the Town. The 2015 Tony Awards will be broadcast live on CBS from Radio City Music Hall in New York City, on Sunday, June 7, 2015. Tavi Gevinson will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play category for This Is Our Youth.center_img Rose Byrne, Annaleigh Ashford, Johanna Day, Julie Halston, Kristine Nielsen and Elizabeth Ashley will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play category for You Can’t Take It With You. Tony Yazbeck will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical category for On the Town. It’s Only a Play will be considered eligible in the Best Revival of a Play category. This Is Our Youth will be considered eligible in the Best Revival of a Play category. Saul Williams will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical category for Holler If Ya Hear Me. The committee made the following determinations: View Commentslast_img read more

Tickets Now On Sale for Broadway’s An American in Paris

first_imgBonjour to Broadway! Tickets are now available for An American in Paris on the Great White Way. Based on the Oscar-winning film, the musical of hope, redemption and romance stars Robert Fairchild, Leanne Cope, Veanne Cox, Jill Paice, Brandon Uranowitz and Max Von Essen. The production will begin performances at the Palace Theatre on March 13, 2015 and officially open on April 12. Show Closed This production ended its run on Oct. 9, 2016 An American in Paris will be directed and choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon, and feature music by George and Ira Gershwin with a book by Craig Lucas. The show includes the songs “I Got Rhythm,” “‘S Wonderful,” “But Not For Me,” “Stairway to Paradise,” “Our Love Is Here To Stay,” “They Can’t Take That Away” and orchestral music including “Concerto in F,” “2nd Prelude,” “2nd Rhapsody” and “An American In Paris.” The score will be adapted, arranged and supervised by Rob Fisher. Related Shows The tuner tells the tale of young souls in Paris yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of war. The show follows World War II Army vet Jerry Mulligan (Fairchild) as he chooses the recently liberated French capital as the place to make a name for himself as a painter. With the assistance of fellow ex-pat Milo Davenport (Paice), a wealthy American with a past she wishes to forget, Jerry’s life becomes complicated when he meets Lise (Cope), a young Parisian shop girl with her own secret. Soon it becomes clear that Jerry’s friends—Adam, a Jewish American composer (Uranowitz), and Henri, a Parisian aristocrat (Von Essen)—also vie for Lise’s love. An American in Paris View Commentslast_img read more

Tennessee-based Mission Coal files for bankruptcy protection

first_imgTennessee-based Mission Coal files for bankruptcy protection FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence ($):Mission Coal filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Sunday with the US Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Alabama, according to court filings.The Kingsport, Tennessee-based company, which produces and markets mostly metallurgical coal, was formed in January through a reorganization that combined and consolidated the operations of Seneca Coal Resources and Seminole Coal Resources.Mission Coal has two deep mines and one surface mine in West Virginia and one deep mine in Alabama with coal qualities varying between low-volatility, mid-volatility and high-volatility coal. Through Sunday, the company had spent roughly $28 million upgrading the mining complexes, according to the filing, but “despite favorable market forces and commodity pricing,” Mission was unable to maximize the value of their operations.Mission has roughly $175 million in debt, including $104 million outstanding under a first lien secured term loan and $71 million outstanding under a second lien secured term loan. As of Sunday, the company’s total cash balance is about $55,000, and does “not have readily available sources of additional financing,” according to the filing.The company said an asset sale through the Chapter 11 process will maximize the ultimate realized value for its stakeholders and its aim is to “conclude negotiations with all key stakeholders, propose a Chapter 11 plan with the support of as many of [the] other stakeholders and creditors as possible, and comply with milestones provided in … debtor-in-possession financing to expeditiously and efficiently execute a sale of Mission Coal’s assets.”More ($): U.S. coal miner Mission Coal files for Chapter 11 bankruptcylast_img read more

5 “must-dos” at MBA Tech 2016

first_imgWe’re less than two weeks out from Mortgage Bankers Association’s annual Technology in Mortgage Banking Conference and I’m really starting to get excited for the expo this year. The annual conference brings together mortgage technology experts, vendors and customers to discover, learn and discuss emerging technologies, trends and issues affecting the industry.Clearly, there’s going to be a lot going on.Over the years, I’ve really come to appreciate and value the information I glean from other experts and the great conversations we have about the evolution of technology for the mortgage industry. This will be my tenth time attending the expo, and as a veteran attendee/exhibitor, I have some crucial advice to share with new attendees and reminders for other long-time attendees, in order to properly prepare for the 2016 conference.Here are my 5 must-dos:Prepare beforehandPutting together a plan for the conference is crucial to gaining the answers and updates you need about industry trends. Make sure you take a look at the event schedule and vendor profiles in order to put together your plan for the sessions and training you want to attend and vendors you want to speak to ahead of time.That way, when you arrive in Los Angeles and hit the conference floor you’ll feel prepared and ready to get the most from the conference.Attend the keynote and as many interesting sessions as possibleIf you’re anything like me, attending the opening session gets you amped for the conference and sparks interesting and intriguing ideas that you can take with you throughout the event and in your work after. This year, Jerry Kaplan, Ph. D., will be presenting at the opening session Monday morning, discussing the impact of Artificial Intelligence on the mortgage industry and the benefits and pitfalls of this new technology.The conference schedule is stacked with great sessions from industry professionals discussing security, compliance and emerging technologies.And don’t forget to stop by Hyland’s live demo from 12-12:15 on Tuesday at the Side Stage (outside The Hub). Our financial services expert, Steve Comer, will showcase how integrating OnBase, a single enterprise information platform, with (any) LOS can help manage all documentation that goes through the lending process, ensuring originations, refinances and modifications are in compliance.Take notesOr at least be prepared to take notes. Every session might not require in-depth notes or reminders, but you don’t want to be unprepared when you hear an interesting concept and you don’t have paper and pen to follow up. Notes can serve as a great reminder of what was discussed in a session. Even if it doesn’t directly impact you at the time, you can take it back to your office and have it available when the topic becomes more pertinent to your business.Network and ask questions We all know conferences can be exhausting and sometimes at the end of the day you just want to grab a quick dinner and get some Zs. I’d advise you to suck it up and attend the networking events.These events are perfect opportunities to talk with your peers and industry experts to gain additional knowledge and insight into what’s happening in the industry and how other financial services organizations have approached solutions to their pain points. And, since you took the advice from above about preparing for the event, you can take the questions you thought of prior, or issues you’re experiencing, and hear how other organizations implemented fixes. Or, you can at least get expert advice on finding and implementing a solution.Set action itemsThis might be the most important point I have. Be prepared to take all the information you gleaned from the conference and discuss how it can impact your processes or business. Have your notes available to present possible outcomes to your department or executives to embrace change.By setting goals for yourself, not only will you get more out of the conference, you’ll be ready to make an impact when you return to the office.I hope these tried-and-true pointers help as you prepare for this year’s conference. If you have any questions about how to streamline mortgage processes, stop by booth #516 and we’ll chat! 17SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Michelle Harbinak Shapiro Michelle Shapiro has more than a 15 years of experience in the banking industry to her role as Financial Services Industry Expert at Hyland Software. Her mission is to share … Web: Detailslast_img read more

NCUA gives mid-year budget update, 2017 operating fee stable

first_img 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr NCUA expenditures are projected to decline by roughly $2.7 million for 2016, according to a mid-year budget review at Thursday’s board meeting. However, staff recommended that there be no reduction in the 2017 operating fee, due to several open obligations requiring cash on hand.The NCUA’s budget is primarily funded by the overhead transfer rate (OTR), which is funded by all federally insured credit unions; and the operating fee, funded only by federal credit unions. CUNA, in comments submitted to the agency in April, commended the agency for accepting comment on the methodology of these two sources.At the meeting, the NCUA stated it did not need a “true-up” because it does not pay budgeted expenses at the beginning of the year, and only charges actual expenses to the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund (NCUSIF) as they occur monthly.CUNA has raised a number of concerns over the agency’s ever-increasing budget in recent years, particularly since the health of the credit union system has improved greatly in those years. continue reading »last_img read more

Angola says Marburg cases are ebbing

first_imgMay 10, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – Angola has had 2 days in the past week with no new cases of Marburg hemorrhagic fever, suggesting that the country is getting closer to controlling the epidemic, Agence-France Presse (AFP) reported today. Angolan Health Minister Sebastiao Veloso put the Marburg death toll at 284, the report said. That compares with 280 deaths out of a total of 313 cases reported by AFP a week ago. Today’s story didn’t list the case total. Veloso said the epidemic would be declared under control after the passage of 21 days—considered the disease’s incubation period—with no new cases. But the World Health Organization (WHO) does not deem an epidemic contained until double the incubation period has passed, the story said. “Everything indicates we are on the road towards controlling the epidemic. We are no longer in the same situation which we were in just three weeks ago,” Veloso was quoted as saying. He made the comments on Lisbon-based Radio Renascenca. In a May 6 statement, the WHO suggested that the surging case count reported at the beginning of this month was misleading. The agency said, “The large increase in the number of reported cases for Uige is the result of retrospective investigation and entry into the database of cases that occurred previously. However, new confirmed cases and deaths continue to be reported in Uige.” The statement said Angolan health officials, WHO, and Medicins Sans Frontieres had agreed on procedures and responsibilities for infection control at Uige’s provincial hospital. Teams were focusing particularly on screening and admission procedures to keep possible Marburg patients from being treated on open wards. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention chart of Marburg outbreaks Angola’s Marburg outbreak is the largest on record, exceeding one that plagued the Democratic Republic of the Congo from 1998 to 2000. The deadly virus spreads through contact with bodily fluids. An AFP report on May 3 had cited more than 30 new cases in the preceding few days. That report came just 4 days after the WHO had warned that infection control lapses in the main hospital in Uige province, the epicenter of the outbreak, could prolong the epidemic. May 6 WHO statement See also:last_img read more

Many H5N1 cases bunched in families, report says

first_imgNov 28, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – More than a third of the human cases of H5N1 avian influenza that occurred over a 19-month period were clustered within families, suggesting the possibility that some family members caught the virus from others, according to a recent report.Forty-one of 109 cases (38%) identified between January 2004 and July 2005 occurred in 15 families, with between two and five cases per family, according to the report by Sonja J. Olsen and colleagues, published as a letter in the November issue of Emerging Infectious Diseases. Olsen works in Thailand for the International Emerging Infections Program of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Most human cases of avian flu are believed to have stemmed from exposure to sick poultry. The virus has not yet shown an ability to spread easily between people, which is seen as the key missing prerequisite for an H5N1 pandemic.Researchers previously identified one cluster, involving a young Thai girl and her mother and aunt in September 2004, as a probable result of person-to-person transmission. Too little information is available to conclude whether the virus spread from person to person in any of the other families, the new report says.Family clusters don’t necessarily mean the virus is spreading from person to person, the report notes. They may simply mean that relatives were exposed to H5N1-infected poultry at the same time.However, in three family clusters, all in Vietnam, the first and second patients fell ill more than a week apart, which suggests that they probably didn’t acquire the virus from the same source at the same time, the report says.The authors also found that family clusters were slightly more common in the period from December 2004 through July 2005 than they were in the preceding year: 9 clusters in 243 days, or 3.7 per 100 days, versus 6 clusters in 365 days, or 1.6 per 100 days (relative risk, 2.3; 95% confidence interval, 0.8 to 6.3). The difference was similar when the researchers compared the period from December 2004 through July 2005 with the same 8-month period a year earlier.Although this increase was not significant, the authors write, “We believe any cluster of cases is of great concern and should be promptly and thoroughly investigated because it might be the first indication of viral mutations resulting in more efficient person-to-person transmission.”The researchers defined a family cluster as two or more family members with laboratory-confirmed H5N1 avian flu or two or more family members with severe pneumonia or respiratory death, when at least one member had confirmed H5N1.Of the 41 patients in the 15 family clusters, 25 (61%) died, the report says. Another four patients recovered, while three were never sick even though they tested positive for the virus. The outcomes for the other nine patients were unknown.The article says that family clusters are still occurring, but they “do not appear to be increasing as a proportion of total cases.”In line with previous reports, the authors also note a decline in the overall death rate for human cases: 32 of 44 cases (73%) from December 2003 through November 2004, versus 23 of 65 cases (35%) from December 2004 through July 2005.Olsen SJ, Ungchusak K, Sovann L, et al. Family clustering of avian influenza A (H5N1). Emerg Infect Dis 2005;11(11):1799-1801 [Full text]See also:Jan 24, 2005, CIDRAP News article, “Human transmission likely in 2004 Thai avian flu cases”last_img read more

Citigroup poaches Savills directors

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Astra donates 30 ventilators to three hospitals

first_imgIn total, Astra has donated three aid packages worth around Rp 106 billion since the COVID-19 pandemic began, according to Boy.The company’s previous aid packages included 100 vans and 10 trucks that were given to the Indonesian Red Cross (PMI).RSPAD’s deputy head Brig. Gen. dr. Albertus Budi Sulistya, who also joined the press conference to receive the aid package, said the hospital had seen a slight decrease in COVID-19 patient admittance, even though the number of cases was still rising.“We have seen a slight decrease recently, as our [COVID-19] dedicated bed occupancy ratio (BOR) has dropped to 62.5 percent from 66 percent previously,” he said. Diversified conglomerate PT Astra International Tbk donated 30 ventilators worth Rp 13 billion (US$836,000) to three hospitals treating COVID-19 patients in Jakarta on Monday.Fifteen ventilators were donated to the Gatot Subroto Army Hospital (RSPAD), while 10 were given to the COVID-19 hospital at the Kemayoran athletes village complex in Central Jakarta and five were given to the Sulianti Saroso Infectious Diseases Hospital, the company’s spokesman Boy Kelana Soebroto told journalists in a virtual press conference. “Astra through its CSR program Nurani Astra [Astra’s conscience] donated the third aid package today to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the form of 30 ventilators,” he said. He added that the number of patients under surveillance (PDP) who were in the late stage of pregnancy was also increasing, which required the hospital to follow additional precautions.“We have to follow special precautions for cases who are about to give birth,” he said.Indonesia recorded 275 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on Sunday, which brought the total number of confirmed cases to 8,882, according to Achmad Yurianto, the spokesman for the government’s COVID-19 task force.Speaking at a press conference on Sunday, Yurianto said that 23 more people had died due to the disease, bringing the death toll to 743 people.center_img Topics :last_img read more

BP to sanction Cypre project off Trinidad in 2020

first_imgBritish oil major BP is targeting a final investment decision for the development of its Cypre project off Trinidad and Tobago for 2020.Illustration: BP’s Angelin development in Trinidad / Image source: BPThe Cypre project’s aim is to develop the Macadamia gas discovery announced by BP back in June 2017, when BP said it had found gas at its Savannah and Macadamia wells.The Savannah – now renamed to Matapal – has already been sanctioned, envisioning a three-well subsea tie-back to the existing Juniper platform.With a production capacity of 400 million standard cubic feet of gas a day, first gas from Matapal is expected in 2022. As for the Cypre project, BP will not follow the Matapal route.In a statement on Friday, BP said it has been working on the development of a new concept for future platforms being piloted for the Cypre development.This, BP said, is expected to significantly reduce the cost of developing resources as well as reducing carbon emissions.“The Cypre project is targeting final investment decision in 2020. If the pilot in Trinidad is successful in unlocking marginal resources, the design may have the potential to be applied in other regions worldwide,” BP said in a statement coinciding the Trinidad & Tobago Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley’s visit at BP’s head office in London last week.BP’s Upstream chief executive Bernard Looney emphasized the company’s long-term commitment to Trinidad and Tobago during a meeting with the  Prime Minister: “BP values our long-term partnership with Trinidad and Tobago. We have been the largest investor in the country’s upstream sector – investing over US$6 billion in the last five years alone – and are committed to continuing to take our business forward. In the past two years, we’ve started up three new Upstream major projects in Trinidad and recently approved the development of another two.”BP’s regional director for Trinidad & Tobago Claire Fitzpatrick said:: “We had a fruitful meeting, discussing current issues and updating the Prime Minister on our activities over the short, medium and long term. Our exploration program, for example, will continue in 2019, as well as work on our two sanctioned projects, Cassia Compression and Matapal.”As previously reported, BP in December 2018, sanctioned two new gas developments offshore Trinidad, Cassia Compression and Matapal. A couple of months later, in February 2019, BP produced first gas from its Angelin offshore development that had been approved for development in June 2017.BP is the largest producer of natural gas in Trinidad and Tobago, accounting for about 55 percent of national production.Offshore Energy Today StaffSpotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Offshore Energy Today, established in 2010, is read by over 10,000 industry professionals daily. We had nearly 9 million page views in 2018, with 2.4 million new users. This makes us one of the world’s most attractive online platforms in the space of offshore oil and gas and allows our partners to get maximum exposure for their online campaigns. If you’re interested in showcasing your company, product or technology on Offshore Energy Today contact our marketing manager Mirza Duran for advertising options.last_img read more