first_img The cast also includes Karen Pittman and Danny Ashok. The Pulitzer Prize-winning play previously had a critically acclaimed off-Broadway run at Lincoln Center’s Claire Tow Theatre in 2012. Disgraced follows Amir Kapoor (Dhillon), a successful Pakistani-American lawyer who is rapidly moving up the corporate ladder while distancing himself from his cultural roots. When Amir and his wife, Emily (Mol), a white artist influenced by Islamic paintings, host a dinner party, what starts out as a friendly conversation escalates into something far more damaging. View Comments Ayad Akhtar’s Disgraced, starring Hari Dhillon, Gretchen Mol and Josh Radnor, begins previews on September 27. Directed by Kimberly Senior, the Broadway production will officially open on October 23 at the Lyceum Theater. Related Shows Disgraced Show Closed This production ended its run on March 1, 2015last_img read more

first_imgTPW Management Inc., a Manchester, Vermont-based community association management and consulting company celebrates its 20th anniversary. Founded in 1987, TPW Management is a family-owned business that was formed to respond to the needs of southern Vermont communities seeking professional management services.”When we started our company, we had no idea that the demand for professional services like those we provide would be in such high demand,” said Paul T. Carroccio, President and CEO. “Now, after twenty years in business and nearly ten focusing on community management, we have come to realize that knowledgeable homeowners in community associations demand the type of services we provide.” The company has since grown to five locations across the state, including Stratton Mountain, Manchester, Okemo, Killington, and Burlington and was a “Best Places to Work in Vermont” winner for 2006.”The success of our business is in a very large part due to the commitment of our team,” said Mr. Carroccio. “Their professionalism and focus on customer service are the keystone of our company. My Partner, Paul W. Carroccio, and I are proud to work with such a fine group of people.” The TPW staff includes highly qualified and professional licensed engineers, certified public water system operators, and certified managers of community associations. The company utilizes a web-based data management and communications system that enables the staff to be the most efficient in responding to customer needs.In addition to community management services, TPW Management also has the ability to provide reserve studies, engineering evaluations, and capital asset management for the customers within the communities which they manage.TPW Management has established itself as a highly regarded full-service management company in the region that continues to grow. Whatever needs their customers may have, the company has proven itself to be a reliable management partner. TPW really will do the work so their customers can “go play.”For more information, please call (888) 297-4TPW or visit http://www.tpwmanagement.com(link is external).last_img read more

first_imgBy Dialogo January 01, 2010 Very good, very, very good. ¿Qué hacer con las pandillas? What can be done to eliminate the increasing violence caused by gangs in Central and South America? This book, compiled by Peruvian NGO Ciudad Nuestra, gathers the opinions and research of experts, who address reasons that drive youngsters to become gang members. It also considers the complexities of these groups and provides successful examples of eradication and prevention in Peru, the United States, Canada and South Africa. Illicit: How Smugglers, Traffickers and Copycats are Hijacking the Global Economy Smuggling and black markets for drugs, humans and goods have always existed, but globalization has prompted criminal networks to flourish. Moisés Naím, Venezuela’s former minister of industry and current editor of Foreign Policy magazine, shows how the world has gotten to this point and how these globalized criminal activities threaten the social and economic stability of states. Illicit traffic likely has increased since the publication of this book in 2006, but the author’s suggestions to address the problem could be considered today.last_img read more

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Thomas Brown Jr.A man has been arrested for driving the wrong way down Veterans Memorial Highway during a road-rage confrontation with another driver in his hometown of Holbrook last month, Suffolk County police said.Thomas Brown Jr. was charged Sunday with reckless endangerment following an investigation by a Fifth Precinct Crime Section officer.Police said the 37-year-old suspect was driving on Route 454 when he approached a construction zone that forced two lanes to merge into one, sparking a dispute between him and another driver about who was going to merge first at 11:45 a.m. July 24.Brown told investigators that while he was waiting to make a left turn onto Coates Avenue, the other driver threw an object at his vehicle, police said.That’s when Brown allegedly made a right, heading eastbound on the westbound shoulder of Veterans Memorial Highway, nearly hitting several vehicles, police said.Brown will be arraigned on a later date.last_img read more

first_img 11SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr A Nielsen report released last month details the growing consumer power and influence of Hispanic females living in the U.S. According to the report, Latina 2.0: Fiscally Conscious, Culturally Influential & Familia Forward, this demographic grew 37 percent between 2005 and 2015, compared to 2 percent for their non-Hispanic White counterparts and 11 percent for total women in the U.S. Younger Hispanic women are also outpacing the rest of the nation in buying power.Below are a few key findings in the report, along with actions credit unions should consider – especially as we close out another successful National Hispanic Heritage Month.EntrepreneurshipThe steep rise in the number of Hispanic women attaining higher education and entering the workforce is fueling a boom in Latina entrepreneurship. Hispanic females outpaced the total U.S. population for new business creation. Also, the total number of Hispanic female majority-owned firms grew more than three times the rate of total female majority-owned firms and more than two times the rate of Hispanic male majority-owned firms.        Credit union actions: Consider starting a program to provide young entrepreneurs access to capital, mentorship and networking opportunities – with a special focus on Hispanic women. continue reading »last_img read more

first_img continue reading » The House passed the conference report to H.R. 6157 Wednesday, a “minibus” bill that includes a continuing resolution to fund the government through Dec. 7. The federal government is scheduled to shut down if President Donald Trump does not sign the bill the end of fiscal year 2018, which is Sept. 30.The continuing resolution would maintain fiscal year 2018 current funding levels for the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund and NCUA’s Community Development Revolving Loan Fund (CDRLF), two funds used by credit unions.The Treasury’s CDFI Fund makes capital grants, equity investments and awards for technical assistance to certified CDFIs. It was funded at $250 million for fiscal year 2018, which CUNA successfully fought for earlier this year. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Thousands of protestors took to the streets in cities across the United States Wednesday to voice their anger, frustration and dismay about President-Elect Donald Trump’s triumphant bid for the White House the night before.Holding signs declaring “Disband The Electoral College” and “Liberty And Freedom From Hate – No Trump,” among countless other messages, and shouting chants such as “Donald Trump, go away, racist, sexist, anti-gay!” to “Not My President!” mass demonstrations erupted in New York City, Oakland, San Francisco, Chicago, Seattle, Boston, Washington, D.C., and others, continuing into Thursday morning. News and photos of the protests flooded social media, which also became a outlet for users’ collective outrage, with #NotMyPresident a popular Twitter hashtag.In New York, thousands gathered in Union Square before marching 40 blocks uptown and converging again outside Trump Tower, the president-elect’s home. Police set up barricades along Fifth Avenue and formed a protective perimeter around the building with a line of sanitation trucks, reportedly at the request of the Secret Service.Demonstrators also rallied outside Trump Towers in Chicago, in front of the White House, and burned an effigy of the billionaire in downtown Los Angeles. Police arrested dozens at several gatherings across the country, including more than 60 demonstrators in New York.Trump won his bid for the presidency following an often vitriolic campaign against Hillary Rodham Clinton, the former U.S. Secretary of State, First Lady, and U.S. Senator from New York, claiming perhaps the largest upset in American political history just before 3 a.m. Wednesday morning following a congratulatory phone call from Clinton.“Now it is time for America to bind the wounds of division,” he told supporters afterwards at his campaign headquarters at the Midtown Hilton in Manhattan. “I pledge to every citizen of our land that I will be president for all Americans, and this is so important to me.”In an emotional public appearance Wednesday afternoon, Clinton, who won the popular vote but fell short in the electoral vote after Trump surged in several battleground states, conceded to Trump, thanking supporters and calling for national unity.“We must accept this result and look to the future,” she said. “Donald Trump is going to be our president. We owe him an open mind and a chance to lead.”Main Art: Protestors demonstrate against Donald Trump winning the presidential election in Seattle. (Photo: Occupy Seattle official Facebook profile)last_img read more

first_imgMore people now choose to pay down debt rather than go interest-only, APRA found.THE number of househunters taking out interest-only loans has dropped by record levels in a major “slam dunk” for APRA, latest official figures show.APRA’s September Quarterly ADI Property Exposures data out Tuesday found interest-only loans had dropped by 44.84 per cent in the quarter to make up just 16.91 per cent of new lending. That’s a $13.499b drop in new interest-only loans in the September quarter compared to the three months to June when they made up 30.50 per cent of new lending.RateCity.com.au Money Editor Sally Tindall said the data was a “slam dunk for APRA” who had forced the change in March this year.“This has been a colossal turnaround in the way banks view interest-only terms. In June 2015, 45.65 per cent of all new loans approved by banks were interest-only. Today this has been reduced to under 17 per cent.”Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:03Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:03 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenInterest-Only Loans01:03She said the Reserve Bank would be relieved to see people committed to paying down debt levels given household borrowing was at a record high.The big four banks were most aggressive in their slashing of new interest-only loans, cutting back by $11.619b, which amounted to a 48.65 per cent fall. Their new interest-only loans made up just 16.69 per cent of total home lending over the three months.Overall interest-only loans on the books dropped 6 per cent in the quarter to 35.35 per cent of all current home lending.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus23 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market23 hours agoAverage home loan interest rates(By borrower type)Owner occupier, principal and interest 4.33%Owner occupier, interest-only 4.68%Investor, principal and interest 4.78%Investor, interest-only 5.08%(Source: RateCity.com.au, December 2017)Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:51Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:51 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHousehold Debt00:51This information is of a general nature and does not constitute professional advice. You should always seek professional advice in relation to your particular circumstances.last_img read more

first_imgSwiss government authorities are offering the country’s pension funds and insurers an opportunity to test their equity and corporate bond portfolios to see if they are compatible with the 2°C maximum global warming target under the international climate change agreement reached in Paris in December 2015.The Swiss occupational pensions trade body, ASIP, has encouraged its members to take part in the pilot tests.They are being offered by the federal office for the environment (Bundesamt für Umwelt, BAFU) – a unit of the Swiss federal environment ministry – and the state secretariat for international financial matters.The tests will be carried out by 2° Investing Initiative, a climate change think tank and research organisation. They will be free and anonymised. Analytical results will be shared exclusively with the respective pension fund or insurance company, with only anonymised results used for meta-analysis. The names of participating investors will not be shared.The tests are based on a model that uses 2°C warming scenarios from the International Energy Agency. It is said to have been used by more than 100 institutional investors to date. BAFU said the majority of these investors deemed the model relevant for the consideration of climate impacts as part of their investment decisions.2° Investing Initiative said the tests were not intended to serve as a risk analysis, but they could still shed some light on potential alignment or misalignment with long-term trends. Pension funds and insurers have been invited to provide information about portfolio turnover, which those offering the tests said can help assess potential long-term risks.The tests are intended to help Switzerland fulfil its obligation as a signatory to the Paris Agreement, which aims to make financial flows consistent with the goal of keeping global warming to a maximum of 2° Celsius.The Swiss government has so far opted to encourage voluntary initiatives by the country’s financial sector, with its support. This contrasts with the approach taken in France, for example, where the government has legislated to require institutional investors to report on how they take into account their exposure to climate risks and their contribution to limiting climate warming.ASIP is in favour of the voluntary approach and supports awareness-raising and education on the issue of climate change. In its view, it said, there is no need for legal rules or regulations specifying the extent to which pension funds should take into account sustainability criteria in their investments.Decisions about carbon risks and ESG criteria in general must be left to the board of trustees, said the association.last_img read more

first_imgMemorial contributions can be directed to Evangelical Union Cemetery Association or to St. John’s Fellowship Hall.  To sign the online guestbook or to leave a personal condolence, please visit www.cookrosenberger.com.  The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the family of Leola Fink. Leola Mae Fink, of Sunman, was born on December 24, 1927 in Lawrenceville, Indiana, the daughter of Elmer and Elva Woliung Fink.  After graduating from Sunman High School, Leola went on to pursue a successful career with Public Telephone Company in Batesville and then Greensburg.  Later she worked various jobs, including customer service for Minear’s Department Store.  Leola was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church at Hubbells Corner, and in her spare time enjoyed collecting antiques, sewing, flowers and gardening.  On Tuesday, May 9, 2017, at the age of 89, she passed away at St. Andrews Health Campus in Batesville.    Friends may visit with the family on Monday, May 15, 2017 from 10 a.m. until time of service at 12 noon at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Hubbells Corner.  Pastor Tom Frey will officiate the funeral service, and burial will follow in Evangelical Union Cemetery.   center_img Those surviving who will cherish Leola’s memory include 2 nieces, Barbara Baxley and Juanita Garrett, and 2 nephews, Robert Fink and Michael Fink, all of Baltimore, MD.  Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by brothers, Orville and Howard Fink.  last_img read more