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Broadway Grosses: Alexander Hamilton Has a Reason to Be Satisfied

first_img View Comments Alexander Hamilton provided the foundation of the U.S. Treasury, so it’s only fitting that you’re throwing all this money back at him. The Broadway juggernaut Hamilton claimed the top spot in this past week’s grosses as it reigned over usual suspects The Lion King, Wicked, The Book of Mormon and Aladdin. This marks the first week since it began performances last July that Hamilton was number one on the charts. Three additional shows hit seven figures over the frigid week: On Your Feet!, Fiddler on the Roof and School of Rock. Meanwhile, the Tony-winning A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder played its final performance on January 17; it appeared in the top five shows by capacity before leaving the boards.Here’s a look at who was on top—and who was not—for the week ending January 17:FRONTRUNNERS (By Gross)1. Hamilton ($1,769,360)2. The Lion King ($1,660,171)3. Wicked ($1,590,318)4. The Book of Mormon ($1,496,509)5. Aladdin ($1,360,505)UNDERDOGS (By Gross)5. A View from the Bridge ($525,768)4. Chicago ($428,250)3. Allegiance ($411,044)2. Noises Off ($382,252)**1. Our Mother’s Brief Affair ($187,813)*FRONTRUNNERS (By Capacity)1. The Book of Mormon (102.42%)2. Hamilton (101.75%)3. A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder (98.97%)4. Noises Off (98.92%)**5. Aladdin (98.68%)UNDERDOGS (By Capacity)5. China Doll (70.77%)***4. An American in Paris (70.06%)3. Allegiance (64.47%)2. Chicago (63.29%)1. The Phantom of the Opera (60.55%)* Number based on eight preview performances** Number based on three preview performances and five regular performances***Number based on six regular performancesSource: The Broadway Leaguelast_img read more

Paula Vogel’s Indecent Circling Broadway

first_imgAdina Verson and Katrina Lenk in ‘Indecent'(Photo Carol Rosegg) Related Shows Pulitzer winner Paula Vogel’s Indecent could be heading to Broadway this season. Tony-winning producers Daryl Roth and Elizabeth McCann told the New York Times that they would bring the show in if they can secure a theater.Directed by Rebecca Taichman and choreographed by David Dorfman, the show played off-Broadway’s Vineyard Theatre earlier this year; the cast included Katrina Lenk, Mimi Lieber, Max Gordon Moore, Tom Nelis, Steven Rattazzi, Richard Topol and Adina Verson.Indecent, created by Vogel and Taichman, features music by Lisa Gutkin and Aaron Halva and follows the events surrounding the premiere of the controversial 1923 play God of Vengeance, considered an important work of Jewish culture by some and libel by others.Indecent would be the first work of Vogel’s on Broadway; she won a Pulitzer in 1998 for How I Learned to Drive. View Commentscenter_img Indecent Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 6, 2017last_img read more

California Bill Would Stop Development of Coal-Export Scheme at Oakland Port

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享David DeBolt for the Contra Costa Time:State Sen. Loni Hancock on Friday introduced a package of bills squarely aimed at restricting coal exports in California and specifically at a proposed terminal adjacent to the Port of Oakland where a developer plans to ship the ore to Asia.The legislation can also be seen as a nudge to leaders of Oakland, where Mayor Libby Schaaf and council members are taking time to figure out if they can stop Terminal Logistics Solutions from bringing in rail cars of coal to the terminal and loading it onto vessels for transport overseas.A 2013 city agreement to develop the large shipping terminal made no mention of coal but did not restrict it as one of the commodities to be exported there. In May 2014 the city passed a resolution opposing the transportation of coal and crude oil through Oakland.“I was shocked when I learned that the development project on the former Oakland Army Base plans to export millions of tons of coal to China and other Pacific Rim countries and they want to spend state money to do it,” Hancock, D-Oakland, said at her Oakland office. “The idea to suddenly use this for a coal export depot is bad for the state of California, it’s bad for the East Bay, it’s bad for the city of Oakland and it is devastating for the community of West Oakland.”Oakland: Sen. Hancock introduces four bills to restrict coal exports California Bill Would Stop Development of Coal-Export Scheme at Oakland Portlast_img read more

Valley Stream Murder Suspect Nabbed in Oceanside

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A suspect wanted for allegedly killing his estranged wife’s boyfriend in Valley Stream was apprehended in Oceanside over the weekend, Nassau County police said.Deon Ewers, 50, of Los Angeles, Calif., was charged Saturday with second-degree murder.Homicide Squad detectives alleged that the suspect fatally shot the 34-year-old victim at his estranged wife’s home on East Hawthorne Avenue and fled the scene at 6:53 a.m. Friday.The victim was taken to South Nassau Community Hospital, where he was pronounced dead an hour later. Ewers was arrested the next day.Nassau County Judge Gary Knobel ordered Ewers held without bail. He is due back in court on Thursday.last_img read more

Technology improves board governance

first_imgToday’s fast-paced financial services environment is forcing credit unions to be more responsive — and more flexible — than ever before. For a credit union’s board of directors, this means having a secure channel to streamline communications between board members that can facilitate quick, seamless responses to planned and unplanned events as they arise and increasingly, credit unions and their boards are leveraging board portal technology to achieve this.Why Board Portals MatterFirst and foremost, a board portal provides a secure channel for credit union executives to access institution information anywhere, at any time. Board members no longer have to wait for a printed board packet to arrive in the mail, as they can now access all of their documents digitally, through a laptop, or even a tablet, if they so choose. This benefits members as it affords them additional time to prepare for meetings through prior review of the agenda, consideration of critical decisions beforehand, and input of any changes ahead of the meeting. From a convenience standpoint, this also allows them to directly access important information while they’re mobile and on the go. For credit unions with board members not in the same geographic location, board portals save time and money on travel, while allowing executives to engage in secure discussions from literally anywhere in the world. 9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

Which customers should we focus on for referrals?

first_img 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Matt Ward Matt is the founder of Breakthrough Champion…In 2002 Matt began working with business owners through his website agency, inConcert Web Solutions, to improve their bottom line, gain more clients, … Web: www.Breakthrough-Champion.com Details If you are in the process of trying to grow your credit union branch accounts through referrals, then understanding who to focus on for referrals is the ideal starting place!Too often, when I speak to people about referrals, they often don’t have a focus, a plan, and an approach, and this includes credit union employees responsible for acquiring new customers and new accounts from existing customers.  In fact, the approach I most often see is the “approach who is nearest”. This approach is used when a customer comes into the branch to do some business and the CU Employee transitions into a sales conversation.It’s also the same approach used in networking events by many CU staff members.However, here’s the approach I think works best, and I would recommend you try.If we know that 34% of our customers enter our branch, according to a study by The Financial Brand then it seems to me that the customer that are most available to us for building deeper more meaningful relationships are these 34%.  Furthermore, if our goal is to build better relationships with customers, so that they refer us, wouldn’t it seem most ideal to have conversations with people that are more often available to us?If I was a staff member at a credit union, I would make it a point to have conversations with many of these customers, and start to understand what brings them in, what matters most to them, what their family situation is, so that we could continue the conversation each and every time they enter the branch!Now that is relationship building, and contact referral management at its core.This is why I would choose the most frequent customers to focus on for referrals, and it’s also why I believe you should too!last_img read more

PFA returns nearly double on interest rate, currency hedging

first_imgIn percentage terms, PFA produced a 10.3% pretax return for traditional average rate (gennemsnitsrente) pensions, though this was lowered to 2.4% after market value regulation.This compares with 1.6% for average-rate pensions in the same period last year.Meanwhile, the pretax return for market-rate pensions was 4.8%, down from 8.8% in January to September 2015.Listed equities produced a return of just 0.2% in the nine-month period, while alternative investments generated 10%.Property returned 1.7%, while bonds gave a 5.1% return in the period, it said.In absolute terms, bonds returned a total of DKK13.4bn in the period, with the highest return within the asset class being from emerging markets paper, with a 10.6% return.PFA said this had been underpinned by falling yields and rising currency values in many growth economies.High-yield and investment-grade bonds also produced high levels of return at 8.6% and 6.8%, respectively, in the January to September period.Danish bonds returned 5.3%, supported by a solid return on mortgage bonds.PFA’s total assets rose to DKK566.8bn at the end of September from DKK545.3bn at the end of December last year.PFA’s figures include assets transferred from Bankpension, whose merger with PFA was approved on 9 June at the general meetings of both institutions.For accounting purposes, the merger took effect on 30 September.The merger meant a transfer of DKK22.9bn of investment assets to PFA, 17,000 scheme members and monthly contributions of DKK77m. Denmark’s PFA Pension, the Nordic country’s biggest commercial pensions provider, reported a DKK30.7bn (€4.1bn) investment return in the first nine months of this year, up from DKK7.4bn in the same period last year, with interest rate and currency hedging contributing almost half of this.In its interim financial report, PFA said these hedging activities contributed DKK13.9bn to the overall investment return.In the report, the pension provider said: “PFA revised its investment strategy at the end of 2015 to take account of the prospect of more turbulent equities markets, a stabilisation of the dollar after two previous years of strong rises and the low level of interest rates.“A lower allocation to equities combined with a larger proportion of corporate bonds and real estate has had a positive impact on returns in 2016.”last_img read more

Few cross-border funds meet new German performance fee criteria

first_imgJust over one in 10 cross-border UCITS funds comply with incoming rules on performance fees set by German regulator BaFin, according to research company Fitz Partners.The company analysed how cross-border funds would stack up against new restrictions on performance fee structures in Germany and Ireland. It found that 98% of Irish domiciled funds would be compliant with new Central Bank of Ireland (CBI) requirements but only 50% of all funds would satisfy them.A Fitz spokeswoman told IPE that the company analysed 1,062 performance fee structures.According to Fitz, in the past year the Irish regulator has reinforced several guidelines regarding performance fee structures, requesting the introduction of either permanent high-water marks or permanent clawbacks. The central bank is currently consulting on a proposal to introduce compulsory annual crystallisation, bringing in a minimum period of 12 months over which to calculate performance fees. Fitz said 81% of Irish domiciled UCITS funds with a performance fee would also meet this criterion.However, UCITS funds distributed in Germany may struggle to meet similar restrictions, according to Fitz. From December they will have to feature a minimum 12 months crystallisation period, a high-water mark or clawback mechanism running over at least five years, and caps on the total performance fee.Fitz found that 13% of the UCITS funds in its sample would meet this requirement. Ireland-domiciled UCITS were best positioned, with 30% meeting the German regulator’s conditions, while 90% of Luxembourg funds with a performance fee would pass the test.Hugues Gillibert, CEO of Fitz Partners, said: “Local regulators across Europe are certainly entitled to have different views when it comes to performance fee structures, but the creation of different technical local regulations such as these may introduce new barriers to entry to local markets, and more importantly a questionable uneven treatment of investors across Europe.”#*#*Show Fullscreen*#*#last_img read more

UWF Resumes Conference Play Against West Georgia

first_img Share UWF Resumes Conference Play Against West Georgia March 30, 2007PENSACOLA, Fla. – A slower start to the GSC season than desired by West Florida (27-10, 3-3) has not shaken the Argos from staying on track. After dropping two-of-three at home to Montevallo in the conference opener on March 17-18, UWF has won six of their last seven games. They won two-of-three at North Alabama last weekend, and swept a three game series at home with GSC West school Arkansas Tech this week in non-conference play. This weekend West Florida hosts West Georgia (19-12, 1-2). They will play a double header on Saturday at 2:00 pm, and one game on Sunday at 1:00 pm.Last week’s GSC Player of the Week, junior third baseman Lee Huggins (Bay Minette, Ala. / Faulkner State CC), has hit full stride at the right time. In six conference game, Huggins has hit .571 (12-for-21) with three doubles, a homer and two RBI. Junior outfielder Kyle DeBos (Panama City, Fla. / Gulf Coast CC) has also been at his best in conference games. DeBos is batting .444 (8-for-18) with a pair of RBI. Senior first baseman Bo Williams (Ocala, Fla. / Pensacola JC) has seven RBI in GSC games.Senior outfielder Peter Antoske (Olmsted Township, Ohio / St. Edward HS) led UWF in their sweep over Arkansas Tech. He went 5-for-9 with five RBI, five runs scored and a double, with two walks and four stolen bases. Nick Presley (Milton, Fla. / Pensacola JC) and Jordan Berry (Bradenton, Fla. / Central Florida CC) picked up wins for UWF in the series. They each tossed seven innings in their respective starts. Presley allowed no runs and Berry allowed just one.West Georgia has played just three conference games. They lost two-of-three at home to North Alabama. The Wolves are led by Davan Abney, Alex Parker and Nolan Childers. Abney is hitting .402 with 11 doubles, five homeruns and 25 RBI. Parker is batting .324 with six doubles, five homeruns and 34 RBI. Childers is hitting .321 with six doubles, seven homers and 24 RBI. Jordan Towns leads the Wolves on the mound. He is 5-1 with a 3.44 ERA in six starts.The Argonauts are just 11-25 against UWG all-time. West Florida swept three games from West Georgia last year. The Wolves finished seventh in the GSC East last year at 20-29 overall and 5-16 in the GSC.You can listen to all three games using Stretch Internet at goargos.com. Also, click on the “Live Stats” link to follow the box score and play-by-playPrint Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Wisconsin faces MSU on Senior Day at home

first_imgAlyssa Karel and the Badgers will look for a win in their home finale this weekend.[/media-credit]The University of Wisconsin women’s basketball team will try to accomplish two things when it takes the floor on Sunday: avenge a recent loss to Michigan State and send senior center Caitlin Gibson out as a winner.Sunday is Senior Day and as important as that is, it’s magnified by the fact the Badgers are still fighting for a WNIT berth. Wisconsin has been in a slump since they started out the year 10-1, and a victory over Michigan State would be huge in pushing them to a possible postseason tournament invitation.The last time the two teams played on Jan. 25, Michigan State was able to eek out a 59-50 win after the Badgers had closed the gap to only three points with a few minutes left. The Spartans were led by Lykendra Johnson and Allyssa DeHaan, who scored 14 and 11 points, respectively. Mariah Dunham and Alyssa Karel scored 14 and 13 points each to lead the Badgers.Michigan State comes into the game at the top of the Big Ten standings with an 11-3 record and 18-7 record overall. Two players average in double figures, with Aisha Jefferson leading the team with 11.5 points per game and DeHaan chipping in with 11.Not only do the Spartans have a consistent offense, but they also have a stingy defense. Michigan State allows only 55.6 points per game, tied with Ohio State for the best in the Big Ten, and 34.1 percent shooting. They also force 18.4 turnovers per game.As has been the case for the past few games, post-play will play a huge role for the Badgers. Michigan’s DeHaan is the tallest player in the Big Ten, measuring in at 6-foot-9, and could be the key to the game. Wisconsin will counter with Lin Zastrow and Tara Steinbauer, who are both almost a half-foot shorter than DeHaan.“It just comes down to us working hard in practice,” Zastrow said in an earlier interview. “We have to make sure we do it right in practice so we do it right in games. Every team has good post players and we have to bring it every game.”After Dunham was dismissed a few weeks ago, Steinbauer has seen extended playing time and recorded her first career double-double against Penn State last Thursday. Zastrow has also stepped up her play recently as she scored 14 points and pulled in 9 rebounds against Indiana on Monday.“Post play is a huge factor for us in every game,” Steinbauer said in an earlier interview. “Recently, we’ve been working a lot on our communication. Hopefully, if we keep working on that in that in practice, we’ll be able to lock down on the post players and it will show up in games.”last_img read more