Related Shows I’m Gonna Pray For You So Hard Show Closed This production ended its run on March 1, 2015 I’m Gonna Pray For You So Hard, starring Tony nominee Reed Birney and Nurse Jackie’s Betty Gilpin, has extended off-Broadway through March 1; it had previously been set to play a limited engagement through February 15. The show, which explores the eternal struggle of parents and kids finding common ground, is written by Halley Feiffer and directed by Trip Cullman.The Atlantic Theater Company production follows Ella (Gilpin), a precocious and fiercely competitive actress whose sole aim in life is making her famous playwright father David (Birney) proud. Over the course of a boozy, drug-fueled evening, Ella and David deliberate over whether to read the reviews of her off-Broadway debut…and things unravel from there.The world premiere officially opened on January 20 and is running at Atlantic Stage 2. Star Files View Comments Reed Birney
By Steven McLoud/Diálogo June 15, 2020 In the early morning hours of May 21, the Colombian Navy seized a large shipment of cocaine off its southern Pacific coast, valued at more than $9 million.Acting on information from naval intelligence, a Colombian Coast Guard unit from the Tumaco station was deployed. The unit detected a boat sailing at high speed off the coast of Malpelo Island and gave chase. A patrol aircraft assigned to U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) provided air support and the Colombian Navy was able to intercept the boat.Once on board the vessel, Colombian authorities arrested three men and found 275 kilograms of cocaine along with ammunition and communications equipment. Colombian authorities said the cocaine shipment was bound for Costa Rica.Providing a patrol aircraft assigned to SOUTHCOM is another example of how the U.S. is working with its partner nations in the counterdrug effort in the region. In Colombia alone, government officials estimate that naval forces seized more than 60 tons of cocaine so far in 2020.On April 1, SOUTHCOM began enhanced counternarcotics operations in the Western Hemisphere to disrupt the flow of drugs in support of Presidential National Security Objectives. Numerous U.S. agencies from the departments of Defense, Justice, and Homeland Security, along with allied and international partner agencies, have played a successful role in counter-drug operations, yielding numerous seizures since the operation was announced.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York While public anxiety over the Ebola virus in the US has subsided over the past week, the continued threat that it and other infectious diseases pose has convinced North Shore LIJ officials that it’s time to develop a biological containment unit on Long Island.The specialized unit would be housed in one of North Shore LIJ’s 16 hospitals, and would take at least 18 months to build, the hospital system announced Thursday. The health system has not yet decided which facility would hold the unit. There are only four hospitals in the US with similar specialized containment units—none in the Northeast.“In light of the public’s anxiety about Ebola, it’s clear that we need to develop a more-permanent solution to meeting public health needs in the event of a major infectious disease outbreak in the future,” Michael Dowling, president and CEO of North Shore-LIJ, said in a press release.To further highlight the need for North Shore LIJ to develop a biological containment unit, Dowling warned that several contagious diseases—including Ebola, SARS, MRSA and the H1N1 virus—“will always be with us.”A rendering of what North Shore LIJ’s bio-containment unit would look like.North Shore LIJ spokesman Terry Lynam said the hospital estimates that the project would cost about $15 million. The biological containment unit would be modeled after the Nebraska Medicine Biocontainment Patient Care Unit and the Serious Communicable Disease Unit in Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. Emory has in recent weeks treated three patients with Ebola: a Dallas nurse and two missionary workers aiding doctors in Liberia.North Shore LIJ’s Glen Cove hospital has also been designated by New York State as one of eight hospitals that would treat a potential Ebola patient. Stony Brook University Hospital was the other LI hospital to receive that designation. Both have created specialized isolation units to treat such victims.“We have a responsibility to prepare and protect the communities we serve,” Dowling said.North Shore LIJ said it has trained thousands of its employees how to properly don and remove personal protective equipment.
21SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Accountability.Depending on your experiences and philosophical perspective, that word can conjure a wide variety of feelings, many of which seem similar to that feeling you got in the pit of your stomach when your mom told you to go wait in your room for your dad to get home. However, most of us would likely agree that accountability, at least in some vague, general sense, is a necessary component of healthy teams and organizations.But here’s the thing. Accountability, rightly understood, is a shared thing between two or more people. It’s not a one-way street. In other words, it is two or more folks holding each other accountable to uphold shared values and/or performance expectations. That sort of accountability can have an amazing and positive impact on a team because it builds trust, promotes healthy conflict, and so on.Unfortunately, though, accountability is not always thought of in this way. This is an issue that plagues many organizations, often the higher you go on the org chart. Leadership positions, up to and certainly including the CEO, need to have real accountability in place. When leaders don’t have real accountability, they are able to essentially do whatever they’d like. And that can ugly in a hurry.Imagine a boss who has limited real accountability, and on top of that has a narcissistic personality, is emotionally abusive, and possesses a nearly non-existent moral compass. That boss will likely terrorize those who work for him or her, because what’s to stop him or her? It’s a recipe for disaster. continue reading »
continue reading » 31SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr CUNA Chief Engagement Officer Greg Michlig joined CUBroadcast recently to talk CUNA’s Credit Union System COVID-19 Restart and Recovery Task Force.“The task force is about the credit union system. How we can have a conversation and learn from each other about what’s taking place during this whole pandemic?” Michlig said. “We’re not coming into this in any way thinking about what the outcome should be or what the deliverables should be, it’s really just learning from one another, having a good conversation and trying to determine the best path forward for the credit union system.”Launched in June, the task force brings together representatives from the three-tiered system of credit unions, Leagues and CUNA, along with system providers and affiliated organizations, to discuss strategies, resources and best practices for credit unions as state and local governments begin to lift stay home orders and ease safety restrictions on business operations established in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.During the interview, Michlig talks about how the task force represents a strategic restarting process, what the task force’s work will look like and more.
Indonesia’s leading chess school, the Atut Adianto chess school, will hold a competition featuring 27 pairs of players. On the main stage, international master (IM) Medina Warda Aulia will face off against IM Sopiko Guramishvli of Georgia. Grand master (GM) Novendra Priasmoro will meet IT Jodi Setyaki, who has just graduated from university. Both players are from Jakarta.As for local champions, 2019 national women’s champion and national women’s master (NWM) Farika Mariroh of East Java will meet NWM Gracelia Paramesthi of Bali. Cash prizes of US$1,000 to $1,842 are up for grabs.The matches will be live streamed on Sunday on SCUA TV. Open matches will also be organized on Saturday.In addition to the matches, an online discussion will also be organized and aired on SCUA TV on the same day. The discussion, titled “Mental Toughness for Champions”, will feature Indonesian chess figures like grand master (GM) Susanto Megaranto, women’s grand master (WGM) Irene Kharisma Sukandar, school founder and GM Utut Adianto, school director Kristianus Liem and Eka Putra Wirya.Topics :
Ian Wright hits out at Arsenal decision to announce significant job losses The majority of Arsenal’s first team squad agreed to take a pay cut earlier this year (Picture: Getty)It is also believed Arsenal’s current plans in the transfer market will not be affected by the job cuts, as Chelsea winger Willian continues to be heavily linked with a free transfer to the Emirates Stadium.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic we have been working hard to ensure that Arsenal Football Club emerges in a robust and strong position for the future,” the statement read.‘In line with other football clubs and many other businesses operating in the sport, leisure and entertainment arena, we have been impacted directly by COVID-19.‘Our main sources of income have all reduced significantly. Revenue from broadcasters, matchday and commercial activities have all been hit severely and these impacts will continue into at least the forthcoming 2020/21 season.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‘Over recent years we have consistently invested in additional staff to take the club forward but with the expected reduction of income in mind, it is now clear that we must reduce our costs further to ensure we are operating in a sustainable and responsible way, and to enable us to continue to invest in the team.‘Our aim has been to protect the jobs and base salaries of our people for as long as we possibly can. Unfortunately, we have now come to the point where we are proposing 55 redundancies.’MORE: Arsenal and Man Utd centre-back target Gabriel makes transfer decisionMORE: Perry Groves urges Arsenal to complete ‘no-brainer’ signing of Willian, who is ‘better’ than Nicolas PepeFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisement Advertisement Comment Metro Sport ReporterThursday 6 Aug 2020 11:42 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link392Shares Arsenal confirmed they are set to make a raft of redundancies (Picture: Getty)Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright has questioned the club’s decision to make 55 members of staff redundant.The FA Cup winners made the announcement on Wednesday and pointed to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on finances as the reason for the move.In a statement issued by the club’s head of football Raul Sanllehi and managing director Vinai Venkatesham, they pointed to severe drops in broadcast revenue.The cuts will come across some football departments as well as commercial and administrative roles.ADVERTISEMENTWhile the players, who took a pay cut earlier this year, are said to be dismayed, Wright tweeted his apparent dismay at the news, reciting the iconic quote of his former team-mate and close friend David Rocastle, tweeting: ‘Remember who you are, what you are and who you represent!!!’
Dutch workers should be offered more choice about their pensions, including the option of taking out a lump sum and using the savings to pay off a mortgage, researchers of Tilburg University and the Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis (CPB) argue.In a report to be published today, they claim that the benefits of freedom of choice would outweigh the risks and would generate additional prosperity for Dutch pension savers, according to financial daily Het Financieele Dagblad (FD).“Increased freedom of choice is desirable, as the fear that people would squander their money is not justified,” the FD quoted CPB’s Ed Westerhout as saying.“The experience in other countries shows that most people used a lump sum to pay off debt and for buying or renovating a home.” Ed Lever, also of the CPB, emphasised that most other countries offered more freedom of choice than the Netherlands.He cited the UK, where people can now take out their entire pensions as a lump sum, as the most extreme example.However, the researchers made clear that they did not advocate such an option for the Netherlands.There was strong demand for more freedom, they said, with surveys at the civil service scheme ABP suggesting more than half of participants favoured taking a lump sum.Greater freedom of choice is also preferred by the Dutch cabinet and is often cited as a reason to overhaul the current pensions system, according to the report.However, no agreement has yet been reached within the government, which is awaiting proposals from the Social and Economic Council (SER).The researchers said the current collective pensions system already offers certain options for increased choice, such as the introduction of a lump sum, or the extension of the new drawdown option for workers who want to retire ahead of the official retirement age for the state pension.Other possibilities, such as deciding how much and where people save for their pension, or taking out pension assets while still working, are not possible under the current system.According to the FD, the researchers stressed that freedom of choice must be limited and, for example, not include the option of benefits being for a fixed period.“The chances are that people will make an appeal to society during their final years for, for example, rent and care costs,” the report says.Earlier research has suggested that freedom of choice would reduce prosperity among Dutch pension savers.Westerhout said: “This came with the assumption that people wouldn’t have any brake on spending their money, but we think that this only applies to a small group.”To further limit the risks of freedom of choice, the researchers suggested giving pension funds an advisory role.However, this is currently not possible under the law, since pension funds would then enter the realm of commercial providers of financial products.Dutch pension funds are not allowed to compete with commercial players as they benefit from mandatory participation.
The home at 67 Oceana Tce, Manly sold for $1.88 million. Picture: supplied.Ms Evans said buyers were looking for resort style living with tennis courts and swimming pools and beautiful homes they could move straight in to. “They want room, privacy and that acreage lifestyle,” she said. The top bayside sales were in Manly, Manly West and Wynnum. The most expensive 2019 sale by the water was 67 Ocean Tce, Manly, which fetched $1.88 million in June. The second highest bayside sale was $1.775 million for 7 Britannia St, Manly. Both properties were sold by Marc Sorrentino of Place Manly. Wynnum Herald catchment Top Home Sales of 20191. $2.83M – 124 London Rd, Belmont2. $2.6M – 292 Grassdale Rd, Gumdale3 .$2.5M – 572 Formosa Rd, Gumdale4. $2.45M – 413 London Rd, Belmont5. $2.21M – 123 Warriewood St, Chandler6. $2.005M – 104 Bacton Rd, Chandler7. $1.925M – 535 Grassdale Rd, Gumdale8. $1.88M – 67 Oceana Tce, Manly9. $1.85M – 380 London Rd, Belmont10. $1.775M – 7 Britannia St, ManlyTop sales by suburbBelmont1. $2.83M – 124 London Rd, Belmont2. $2.45M – 413 London Rd, Belmont3. $1.85M – 380 London Rd, BelmontCapalaba1. $1.5M – 92 Howlett Rd, Capalaba 2 .$1.44M 33 Willowie Cres, Capalaba3. $1.42M – 38 Tipuana Drive, CapalabaChandler1. $2.21M – 123 Warriewood St, Chandler2. $2.005M – 104 Bacton Rd, Chandler3. $1.6M – 783 London Rd, ChandlerGumdale1. $2.6M – 292 Grassdale Rd, Gumdale2. $2.5M – 572 Formosa Rd, Gumdale3 .$1.925M – 535 Grassdale Rd, GumdaleHemmant1. $752,900 – 60 Majestic Cres, Hemmant2. $750,000 – 20 Majestic Cres, Hemmant3. $744,000 – 50 Majestic Cres, HemmantLota1. $1.29M – 705 Esplanade, Lota2. $1.22M – 693 Esplanade, Lota3. $965,000 – 25 Coolana St, LotaMore from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus10 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market10 hours agoManly1. $1.88M – 67 Oceana Tce, Manly2. $1.775M – 7 Britannia St, Manly3. $1.56M – 353 Esplanade, ManlyManly West1. $1.55M – 11 John St, Manly West2. $1.18M – 19 Gabrielle Pl, Manly West3. $1.105M – 42 Hannah Cct, Manly WestRansome1. $1.65M – 76 Molle Rd, Ransome2. $1.475M – 257 Rickett Rd, Ransome3. $1.302M – 267 Rickett Rd, Ransome Tingalpa1. 980,000 – 72 Stanton Rd, Tingalpa2. $915,000 – 16 Wattle Pl, Tingalpa3. $860,000 – 12 Best Pl, TingalpaWakerley 1. $1.25M – 35 Suprano Pl, Wakerley2. $1.2M – 100 Tilley Rd, Wakerley3. 1.1M – 22 Burdekin St, WakerleyWynnum1. $1.75M – 22 Wynnum North Esp, Wynnum2. 1.495M – 37 Stretton Tce, Wynnum3. $1.35M – 47 Grattan Tce, WynnumWynnum West1. $910,000 – 20 Foch St, Wynnum West2. $825,000 – 6 Marty St, Wynnum West3. $795,000 – 39 Greggor St, Wynnum WestData from Core Logic The top seven sales in the Wynnum Herald catchment for 2019 were acreage homes in Gumdale, Chandler and Belmont.Ms Evans said buyers were prepared to pay top dollar to get their hands on tightly held estates close to the bay and the city. “It’s been like that for the last 10 years. About 10 years ago people were buying land and building these beautiful homes,” she said. “It was out with the little cottages and in with these fabulous homes.” Bayside beauty shines after incredible renovation The home at 124 London Rd, Belmont sold for $2.83 million. Picture: realestate.com.auThe Wynnum region’s top residential sales of 2019 have been revealed with buyers forking out a combined $22 million for the 10 most expensive homes. Taking out the title of priciest pad for this year is the private estate at 124 London Rd, Belmont, which sold for $2.83 million in January according to Core Logic data. The 1.3ha property includes a two-storey mansion, tennis court, swimming pool and statement fountain. The home was sold by the Deborah Evans team, made up of Ms Evans and her sons Fraser and Ryan Evans, of Remax Results. The sale price was the third highest ever achieved in the suburb. “We probably had about 40 groups through the property and it was a multiple offer situation,” Ms Evans said. “A lot of people would have liked to buy it but it came down to who could afford it.” First time on market for coastal ‘time capsule’ The second highest sell for the region was 292 Grassdale Rd, Gumdale, which went for $2.6 million. Picture: supplied. MORE NEWS: Queensland’s cheapest homes revealed
A total of 19 vessels with a combined LNG-carrying capacity of 70 Bcf departed the LNG export facilities over the period between March 26 and April 1, 2020. Exports of liquefied natural gas from projects in the United States jumped during the week ending April 1. In its weekly report, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) noted that out of the 19 vessels, nine departed Cheniere’s Sabine Pass export facility in Louisiana. Cheniere’s Corpus Christi plant in Texas, as well as the Freeport LNG plant, shipped three cargoes each. Two cargoes each have been dispatched from Dominion’s Cove Point LNG facility in Maryland and the Sempra Energy-led Cameron LNG facility in Louisiana. EIA further noted that natural gas deliveries to liquefied natural gas export terminals jumped for the week reaching 9.6 Bcf/d, up from 9.2 Bcf in the previous week.