View Comments OUTSTANDING REVIVAL OF A BROADWAY OR OFF-BROADWAY MUSICAL Hedwig and the Angry Inch Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill Les Miserables Violet Note: The Roundabout Theatre Company production of Cabaret received The Drama League’s Outstanding Revival of A Musical Award in 1998, during its original engagement. Therefore, it is ineligible for a production nomination this season. However, The Drama League determined that the cast of the production would be eligible for consideration. DISTINGUISHED PERFORMANCE AWARD Reed Birney, Casa Valentina Steven Boyer, Hand to God Zach Braff, Bullets Over Broadway Arnie Burton, The Mystery of Irma Vep Michael Cerveris, Fun Home Nick Cordero, Bullets Over Broadway Bryan Cranston, All The Way Alan Cumming, Cabaret Tyne Daly, Mothers and Sons Mary Bridget Davies, A Night With Janis Joplin Gabriel Ebert, Casa Valentina Carson Elrod, The Heir Apparent Jesse Tyler Ferguson, The Comedy of Errors Sutton Foster, Violet James Franco, Of Mice and Men Peter Friedman, The Open House Michael C. Hall, The Realistic Joneses Lena Hall, Hedwig and the Angry Inch Neil Patrick Harris, Hedwig and the Angry Inch Joshua Henry, Violet James Monroe Iglehart, Aladdin LaTanya Richardson Jackson, A Raisin in the Sun Ramin Karimloo, Les Miserables Andy Karl, Rocky Adriane Lenox, After Midnight Tracy Letts, The Realistic Joneses Zachary Levi, First Date Sydney Lucas, Fun Home Taylor Mac, Good Person of Szechwan Jefferson Mays, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder Idina Menzel, If/Then Laurie Metcalf, Domesticated Jessie Mueller, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Chris O’Dowd, Of Mice and Men Kelli O’Hara, The Bridges of Madison County Estelle Parsons, The Velocity of Autumn Steven Pasquale, The Bridges of Madison County Jeremy Pope, Choir Boy Zachary Quinto, The Glass Menagerie Daniel Radcliffe, The Cripple of Inishmaan Ruben Santiago-Hudson, How I Learned What I Learned Margot Seibert, Rocky Robert Sella, The Mystery of Irma Vep Tony Shalhoub, Act One Jennifer Simard, Disaster! Brian J. Smith, The Glass Menagerie Patrick Stewart, Waiting for Godot John Douglas Thompson, Satchmo at the Waldorf Denzel Washington, A Raisin in the Sun Michelle Williams, Cabaret The Drama League wishes to recognize the superb contributions to the season of its previous Distinguished Performance Award winners that include: Eileen Atkins, All That Fall Norbert Leo Butz, Big Fish Kathleen Chalfant, Somewhere Fun/Tales From Red Vienna Cherry Jones, The Glass Menagerie Audra McDonald, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill Ian McKellen, Waiting For Godot/No Man’s Land Frank Langella, King Lear Mary-Louise Parker, The Snow Geese Mark Rylance, Twelfth Night, Or What You Will/Richard III OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION OF A BROADWAY OR OFF-BROADWAY MUSICAL After Midnight Aladdin Beautiful: The Carole King Musical The Bridges of Madison County Bullets Over Broadway Fun Home A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder Murder for Two Rocky OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION OF A BROADWAY OR OFF-BROADWAY PLAY All That Fall All The Way Casa Valentina Domesticated Mothers and Sons Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play The Open House The Realistic Joneses Nominations for the 80th annual Drama League Awards were announced on April 23 by Judith Light and Christopher Sieber. The awards ceremony will take place on May 16 at the Marriott Marquis Times Square, hosted by Jesse Tyler Ferguson. The Drama League Awards recognize distinguished productions, performances and exemplary career achievements in Broadway and off-Broadway theater. As previously reported, the Drama League’s 2014 Distinguished Contributions and Achievements in Theatre honors will go to Barbara Cook, director John Tiffany and Broadway.com parent company Key Brand Entertainment/Broadway Across America. One winner is selected for the Distinguished Performer Award. Recipients can only receive the award once during his or her career. A list of nominations is below. OUTSTANDING REVIVAL OF A BROADWAY OR OFF-BROADWAY PLAY The Cripple of Inishmaan The Glass Menagerie Good Person of Szechwan The Mutilated Of Mice and Men A Raisin in the Sun Twelfth Night, or What You Will Waiting for Godot
It’s Friday, and you know what that means—it’s time to ignore the nice weather and binge on season three of Orange Is the New Black! But before you lock yourself inside Litchfield Penitentiary for the weekend, it’s time for the Lessons of the Week. A bunch of weird stuff has happened on Broadway in the last seven days, and it’s time to reflect on what we’ve learned. Ready? Let’s do this!Darren Criss Has Great FeetStop what you’re doing. Turn off “Defying Gravity.” Drop the peanut butter cups. We have some news about unofficial Broadway.com mascot and Hedwig star Darren Criss: his feet are fabulous. We don’t know if he gets weekly pedicures or was just born blessed, but we’ve never seen such tip-top tootsies. Darren, please wear more flip-flops this summer. (Yes, this is a lesson.)Ryan Gosling Wants to Dance in ParisWatch out, Robert Fairchild—if Ryan Gosling has his way, he’ll be pirouetting into An American in Paris on Broadway. Oh sure, we’re willing to bet The Notebook heartthrob is an awful ballet dancer, but all he needs to do is look into a casting director’s eyes, wink and say, “hey girl,” and they’ll forget all about that. Plus, he can do this.Helen Mirren Wears Jim-JamsWe always imagined The Audience star Helen Mirren wearing a silk robe while lounging around her penthouse after the show, but now we know better. After winning her Tony Award, the star confessed she was ready to go home and get into her “jim-jams.” With footies, your Majesty?Micah Stock Has a Game of Thrones DateThere are few things more devastating than realizing you have no one to watch TV with on Sunday night. But It’s Only a Play’s Micah Stock doesn’t have that problem. He may not have won a trophy on Tony night, but he did pick up a buddy to watch GOT with: Joel Grey! Can we come, too? We’ll bring pigeon pie.Kelli O’Hara’s Worm Is on FleekAfter bragging about her worm-dancing abilities for months, The King and I star Kelli O’Hara was a woman true to her word, proving that she can in fact do the worm. And what a worm! Kelli, if you ever get sick of this whole Tony-winning actress thing, you could have a great career as a wedding D.J.Broadway & Parenting Don’t MixNew Fish in the Dark star Jason Alexander has been dreaming of a return to the Great White Way ever since Seinfeld ended, but he’s been holding back for two reasons: His sons Gabriel and Noah. You’re wrong, Jason—Kelli O’Hara’s got two little ones at home and she won a Tony and can do the worm.Jim Parsons Is Nicer than GodAccording to An Act of God star Tim Kazurinsky, there’s only one difference between the Almighty and the guy who plays him, The Big Bang Theory star Jim Parsons—Jim is nicer. Oh, come on, just because the Lord doesn’t run around shouting “bazinga,” it doesn’t make him a bad guy.Broadway Is Stuck in the ‘80sWait just a damn second. In An American in Paris star Max von Essen’s video blog this week, he zoomed in on a bulletin board with a bunch of congratulatory opening night faxes from other Broadway shows. Faxes. Guys. We don’t care if it’s tradition—send over a bottle of booze and some Schmackary’s. Anything but faxes.Adam Lambert Destroyed Our DreamsAmerican Idol star Adam Lambert completely ruined our lives this week when he announced he was offered the role of the transgender rock goddess in Hedwig and the Angry Inch and—gasp—turned it down! Get out of here with your silky voice and great cheekbones. We can’t even look at you right now.Bombshell Is Ready for BroadwayYou let Megan Hilty and Katharine McPhee be your star(s) on the Great White Way for one night only…and it was a huge success! The drama! The laughter! The tears just like pearls! We could go on. But we have one question—if a fake show won a fake Tony Award for Best Musical, is Bombshell still eligible to win a real one? View Comments
Michael J. Phillips, executive director of food and agriculture for the Biotechnology Industry Organization, will be the featured speaker at the 2001 D.W. Brooks Lecture Oct. 1 in Athens, Ga. Phillips’ lecture, “The Future of Agricultural Biotechnology,” will precede the presentation of the annual D.W. Brooks Awards. The program will begin at 11 a.m. in the Mahler Auditorium of the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education.The first Brooks Award was established in 1981 to recognize faculty members who make outstanding contributions and maintain excellence in the teaching program of the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.Awards ExpandedIn 1983, the awards were expanded to include research, extension and county extension programs. An award for international agriculture was added in 1988. Each award includes a framed certificate and a $5,000 cash award.The lecture is named for the late D.W. Brooks, founder of Gold Kist, Inc., and Cotton States Mutual Insurance Companies.Brooks advised seven U.S. presidents on farm and trade issues. Among his many honors, he was the first inductee into the UGA Agricultural Hall of Fame. File Photo Michael Phillips will deliver the 2001 D.W. Brooks lecture.
When your credit union serves a field of membership that epitomizes creativity—the employees of companies like Disney and Pixar—your staff had better stand ready to respond in kind. Like its members, Partners Federal Credit Union aims “to have an appetite and expectation for the incredible,” says President/CEO John Janclaes, a CUES member. “We think of ourselves as cast members serving cast members.”Executives and managers of the $1.4 billion, 110,000-member Burbank, Calif., credit union receive blank journals and training as part of in-house leadership development on the practice of recording and developing new business ideas. Learning to journal involves “being able to think about and act on your ideas—to use both sides of your brain,” he says.Janclaes began providing pointers on the practice of journaling as the result of questions from colleagues and staff. “Folks would ask, ‘I notice you carry a journal with you everywhere. What’s that about?’” he says. He describes his journal as a medium to hold on to ideas for future exploration. “My peers would leave meetings having only captured what their short-term memory provided—far too random a process for my comfort.”Journals are not the only canvas for business creativity provided to Partners FCU managers and staff: continue reading » 18SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
“Credit risk, by contrast, is all about what happens in the tail of return distributions: looking at historical variability in bond markets offers no clue to the level of credit risk in a bond, and no insight into future variability. We took our minimum variance strategy from equities and applied to it to bonds, and it really didn’t work at all.”Not surprisingly, credit analysis is critical for managing the risk of a corporate bond portfolio.Whereas the Citi RAFI index considers issuers’ long-term assets and cash flow when weighting their bonds, Ossiam relies on Moody’s Analytics Expected Default Frequency (EDF) measure, one of many commoditised, model-based risk products available in the fixed income world.Rulik characterises this as a way to combine the analytical expertise of the credit-risk product manufacturers with the portfolio construction expertise of an asset manager.Ossiam’s process begins by selecting, from the more liquid bonds, those with the lowest EDF – a model of publicly listed companies ‘distance to default’ derived from Moody’s Analyitics’ proprietary database of historical defaults and credit-strength trends.Applied to the broad market, the measure has tended to predict realised default rate increases with a lead of about one year.Following this step, the process then selects again based on estimates of the bonds’ fair value spread (FVS), calculated by combining their EDFs with a variety of risk factors.Comparing this FVS with the option-adjusted spread (OAS) observable in the market offers an indication of which bonds are undervalued or overvalued.Finally, individual bonds and issuers are capped in the portfolio, and duration is adjusted to match that of the broad market.Using EDF alone to construct a portfolio that ran between 2007 and 2013 improved returns marginally relative to the broad market, but the biggest impact was reduced drawdowns and volatility.Using the difference between OAS and FVS alone dramatically improved returns – 71.3% versus 43.7% – but made the drawdowns slightly worse and did not improve volatility.Combining the two appears to select the best portfolio to protect against downside credit risk, before selecting from within that portfolio the most under-valued bonds that present the highest expected return.A representative portfolio for the strategy saw 125 basis points of annualised outperformance of the broad universe between 2007 and 2013, with similar volatility and a maximum drawdown 175bps smaller.Turnover is 14.89% versus 4.54% for the investment benchmark.At the moment, Ossiam is offering this as a systematic active strategy, but head of business development Isabelle Bourcier told IPE its entirely rules-based nature made it possible to adapt it for index construction.While recent years have seen the launch of a host of smart-beta equity products, the indexing and asset management industry has so far been less inclined to develop fixed income equivalents, despite interest from institutional investors. Paris-based asset manager Ossiam has entered the rarefied market for smart beta in corporate bonds with a new strategy drawing on Moody’s Analytics credit-risk measures.The affiliate of Natixis Global Asset Management, best-known for its minimum variance ETF products, joins the likes of index provider Research Affiliates, which recently launched the Citi RAFI World Corporate Investment-Grade Bond index, and Frankfurt’s Quoniam Asset Management, with its ‘MinRisk Credit’ products.Portfolio manager Ksenya Rulik told IPE the move from minimum-variance equities to smart-beta bonds was not a natural one.“In equities, the risk is mostly about price variability, and this is something you can estimate quite reliably,” she said.
The motive in the incident was not immediatelyestablished. BACOLOD City – A man was stabbed to death in Barangay LopezJaena, Murcia, Negros Occidental. According to police investigators, Arca was riding amotorcycle when Ilon stabbed him using a bladed weapon around 3:30 p.m. onFriday. Police identified the suspect as 65-year-old Renato Ilon ofBarangay Sta. Rosa. Arca was rushed to the Murcia Municipal Health Office where hewas declared “dead on arrival.” The 47-year-old Michael Arca of Barangay Sta. Rosa, Murciadied of stab wounds on the body, a police report showed. Ilon was detained in the Murcia municipal police station’slockup facility./PN
President Rodrigo Duterte. PCOO “I don’t know about the Senate andCongress, they have not entered my jurisdiction but ‘yung mga Cabinet member ko,I will ask them to not to go to the United States in the meantime. Parang boycott,” he added. Duterte said in a media interview onWednesday evening that his directive is like a “boycott” to the United Statesafter some of its senators tried to interfere with the country’s internalmatters. Presidential spokesperson SalvadorPanelo said on Thursday that members of Duterte cabinet easily accepted thePresident’s order not to travel to the United States. Since assuming the presidency in June2016, Duterte’s foreign policy has so far been marked with increasedengagements with Russia and China, two nations with economic and militaryrivalries with the US./PN Several US senators have filed aresolution banning the entry of Philippine officials who were involved in thedetention of opposition senator Leila de Lima due to illegal drug trade charges.The resolution was contained in the 2020 US budget signed by Trump. MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte hasordered his Cabinet members not to travel to the United States indefinitelywith the country “slowly toning down” its relations with traditional ally. “I will not allow any Cabinet member togo there at this time. No Cabinet member should be allowed to go to the UnitedStates. Indefinitely. So that we limit our contact in whatever aspect ofinternational relations would be discussed or subject to laws,” Duterte said. “Tinanggapnaming ng maluwalhati. Dapat lang naman huwag pumunta doon. Kina-kanselanga nila ‘yung visa ng atingsenador. Kumbaga sabi niya nga,boycott tayo,” Panelo said.
Riding high in the midst of a successful season, the Wisconsin women’s tennis team found itself in State College, Pa., one year ago this weekend.Between the time that a closely-contested doubles point had begun and the time that players had taken to the singles court, dusk had beset the Penn State campus, the temperature had dropped rapidly, and creeping shadows claimed the six courts. The then-No. 35 Badgers fought the elements, eking out a 4-3 victory over the unranked Nittany Lions.Two days later, things took a turn for the worse when Wisconsin took to Bloomington, Ind., and dropped a 5-2 match to the Hoosiers on the heels of a marathon doubles point.This weekend, the Badgers will have an opportunity to avenge that tumultuous road trip of a year ago, as they play host to the same two teams at the Nielsen Tennis Stadium with 11:00 AM matches Saturday and Sunday.”We just didn’t perform our best [at Indiana last year]. I definitely remember it,” sophomore Chelsea Nusslock said. “I think that our team can do well against them [this year]. We have the skills.”Ironically, it was this duo of matches last April that gave Caitlin Burke her first exposure as the Badgers’ top flight singles player, when she briefly eclipsed Katie McGaffigan on the roster before settling back into her traditional second slot following a pair of tough losses in Penn State and Indiana.This year, Burke is the team’s undisputed ace, but will be forced to spend this weekend on the sidelines as she continues to fight a rib injury sustained during the Badgers’ Feb. 26 dual in South Bend, Ind.However, The Badger Herald has learned from sources familiar with the situation that Burke is expected to return to play next week when Wisconsin hits the road to take on Iowa and Minnesota.Meanwhile, the Badgers will see a tough Penn State squad Saturday, as the Nittany Lions look to redeem themselves after a 7-0 loss at the hands of Purdue last weekend. The Boilermakers’ victory snapped a three-game win streak for the Penn State team.Sunday, Wisconsin will face one of the Big Ten’s toughest teams in the No. 26 Hoosiers who, most recently, claimed a series of 5-2 victories over both Illinois and Purdue the weekend of Mar. 26.”I know that [Indiana] is a very strong and deep team,” sophomore Morgan Tuttle said. “They’re strong competitors both mentally and physically.”The Badgers, meanwhile, return to Madison for a brief homestand after a duo of losses at the hands of Michigan and Michigan State last weekend. The Wolverines claimed a 7-0 shutout of Wisconsin and the Spartans won 5-2 with only Nusslock and Tuttle emerging victorious in their singles matches.”That gives me the confidence and momentum just to know that I can get a Big Ten win,” Tuttle said. “So hopefully I can build on last weekend and get another win or two.”
Source: Footy-Ghana The Black Satellites of Ghana have been drawn in what can be termed the ‘group of death’ with Burundi, Senegal and Mali for the 2019 African Games men’s football tournament.The Ghana U-20s will be competing in Group B of the 8-team competition scheduled to be staged in Morocco from August 16 to 30.Satellites open their campaign against Burundi on August 17. The match is scheduled for Stade Municipal in Kenitra.They then take on U-20 World Cup campaigners, Senegal and Mali, (reigning African champions) on August 21 and 24 to complete the group stage.Hosts Morocco, Nigeria, Burkina Faso and South Africa make up Group A.In this year’s edition of the African Games, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) decided that the seven teams which qualified for the final tournament of the 2019 U-20 Africa Cup of Nations in Niger should join hosts Morocco in the competition which is normally played by U-23 teams.
By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily The harmonized sales tax has hurt tourism across the province, but the city’s largest tourism operator has passed under the governmental blight relatively unscathed, says the hill’s general manager. Brian Cusack said Whitewater Ski Resort managed to minimize and nullify the larcenous effect of the HST on local skiers, absorbing much of the acidic effect of the tax increase last year, and raising annual season pass prices by only $10 this year. But given the fact Whitewater had purchased and has now nearly installed the Glory Ridge chair lift, any increase in season passes is reflected in that capital cost, not the HST, said Cusack. “We felt that we wanted to support the community and the HST was enough of an impact already so we kept that (season pass price) down,” he said. The day pass ($57) remains the same as last season, with the season pass going from $700 to $710 ($580 to $590 for early bird passes). Last year tourism at the hill was expected to dip but Whitewater didn’t see that at all, said Cusack. This year they have forecasted for a 10 per cent increase in skier visits. “But it is my feeling that we are going to see more and we don’t know whether they will come on specific days, or they will be spread out over the year,” said Cusack. B.C. Liberal Tourism Minister, Kevin Krueger, said the HST has hurt the tourism industry in BC. Krueger told media last week he would like to see an HST rebate for international tourists, saying “it just seems a very unnecessary barrier to be charging our visitors sales tax when we’re trying so hard to attract them here.” This is a clear backtrack by the Liberals, said Bruce Ralston, New Democrat finance critic. “The B.C. Liberal government has been saying that the HST will be good for British Columbia and good for tourism,” he said. “Now he’s saying an exemption is required, which just goes to show that the B.C. Liberals should have consulted with business and consumers before … pushing through a significant tax change.” firstname.lastname@example.org