first_img View Comments A Doll’s House, Part 2 Related Shows Tickets are now available to see Emmy winner and Tony nominee Laurie Metcalf and Oscar winner Chris Cooper in A Doll’s House, Part 2 on Broadway. Lucas Hnath’s revisiting of the Ibsen classic, which will mark the playwright’s Broadway debut, will begin performances on April 1, 2017 at the John Golden Theatre. The Sam Gold-helmed production will also feature Tony winner Jayne Houdyshell and Condola Rashad.In the final scene of Ibsen’s 1879 ground-breaking masterwork, Nora Helmer makes the shocking decision to leave her husband and children, and begin a life on her own. This climactic event—when Nora slams the door on everything in her life — instantly propelled world drama into the modern age. In A Doll’s House, Part 2, many years have passed since Nora’s exit. Now, there’s a knock on that same door. Nora has returned. But why? And what will it mean for those she left behind? Hnath’s previous works include The Christians and Red Speedo, both of which have recently played off-Broadway.A Doll’s House, Part 2 will open officially on April 27 and is set to play a 16-week limited engagement. The Golden Theatre is currently home to The Encounter, which will end its run on January 8.center_img Laurie Metcalf(Photo: Gary Gershoff/Getty Images) Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 24, 2017last_img read more

first_imgFletcher Allen announced today it has signed a non-binding letter of intent to sell its outpatient renal dialysis centers to Fresenius Medical Care North America, a national provider of dialysis services with a clinical site in St Johnsbury, VT. The outpatient centers are located in South Burlington, St Albans, Berlin, Rutland and Newport and serve approximately 290 patients. The sale is subject to the State of Vermont’s Certificate of Need (CON) review process. The price will be finalized when a binding purchase and sale agreement is complete, and it will be made public in the CON application.Key details of the Letter of Intent include:Patients will continue to receive dialysis services at the same locations.Fresenius will adhere to the same clinical practice guidelines and national standards that Fletcher Allen does, just as they do at their other outpatient renal dialysis centers, including those with an academic affiliation.Our physicians will continue to provide medical directorship for all of the outpatient renal dialysis locations. They will also continue to care for patients at every site.Our direct patient care staff will be hired by Fresenius provided they meet its standard hiring criteria. Current staffing levels will be maintained.Under the agreement, the services and locations mentioned above will be maintained for at least 10 years.This intended sale does not affect Fletcher Allen’s patient renal dialysis unit on the Medical Center Campus in Burlington; Fletcher Allen will continue to own and operate it. In addition, the services that are currently available to pediatric patients, and patients with special needs, will be available between the inpatient renal dialysis unit and the outpatient units. Fletcher Allen physicians will continue to determine the most appropriate location for care based on the treatment plan they develop.”We’ve always been diligent about reviewing services across the organization in order to be more efficient, but the forces at work in today’s health care environment require us to look at changes we’ve not considered before,” said Sandra Dalton, senior vice president, Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer. “This is an opportunity that will ensure patients continue to receive high-quality renal dialysis services throughout Vermont.”Fletcher Allen conducted a detailed analysis of Fresenius’ quality data – the data they are required to give to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) — for outpatient dialysis care they provide at other academic medical centers. The organization also checked references at other academic medical centers that work with Fresenius.”Based on this information, we have confidence in the quality of care that Fresenius will provide to Vermonters,” said Dalton.Fresenius Medical Care’s New England Regional Vice President Kathy Dickey said, “Our company’s roots are here in New England, and so we are especially gratified by the opportunity to provide more Vermonters with excellent kidney dialysis care.”Fletcher Allen, like other hospitals and health care systems across the country, has been under increasing pressure to control costs as a result of health care reform at the same time that funding received from government payers is declining. The outpatient units have been losing money for a number of years. Last year, Fletcher Allen posted a $2 million loss associated with their operation.Fletcher Allen’s decision to sell was made after the organization determined it was not possible to develop a break-even plan for outpatient renal dialysis operations.As part of the review process, Fletcher Allen also learned that the organization is currently one of the only academic medical centers in the country to continue running its own renal dialysis program. There are national companies, such as Fresenius, that provide renal dialysis services more efficiently due to their economies of scale.Source: Fletcher Allen Health Care.last_img read more

first_img 50SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr While most of us born in America are already richer than we think — consider that if you make $35,000 annually you’re in the top 1% of the world according to many estimates — many of us realize that becoming a millionaire is attainable for the average American. It all comes down to managing your wealth intelligently, taking calculated risks, and paying attention to the small details over a long horizon. Here are some tips to help you on your journey to becoming a millionaire.Brian Feroldi: One surefire way to become a millionaire is to consistently spend less then you earn and invest the difference. That’s an easy-enough concept to grasp, but putting it into action can be a difficult challenge. That’s why I’m a big fan of focusing on at least one of the “big three” spending categories — housing, transportation, food — and find a way to optimize it in order to save a huge amount of money.The transportation category is an especially ripe area to attack. The average American family spends 19% of its total income on transportation-related costs each year, which ranks second only to housing. Thankfully, there are many different ways to drastically reduce your spending on transportation, and if you can do so, your journey to a seven-figure net worth will be much easier. continue reading »last_img read more

first_img continue reading » If collections are moving to automated, multi-channel messaging directed by a small team of specialists, $41 billion State Employees’ Credit Union, Raleigh, North Carolina, is a bit of an outlier. It’s running a decentralized, primarily manual collections operation across its 268 branches. Its 2,600 lending officers are the collectors for the loans they make, explains Alan J. Salzano, SVP/loss mitigation. “Success in collections starts with underwriting,” he explains. In other words, if you make the loan, you’re responsible for the consequences.That sounds a bit old school, and it is, deliberately, says Salzano. “We’re keeping the activity local and close to the members. Our people often know the borrower who is missing payments and may know the circumstances or at least who to talk to. We’re sticking with a strong relationship strategy. The local presence brings a lot of knowledge and awareness of territorial economic challenges, and that helps us be more sensitive in working with members through hardships. Remote collections would not necessarily provide this level of understanding and consideration.”The lending officers generate their own letters—on paper, with postage stamps. And they make their own phone calls, dialing the phone number on the loan documentation and talking to the member or leaving a message. The personal touch is paying off in avoiding losses, Salzano reports. The credit union’s charge-off ratio is 0.43%. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

first_imgVerve Buds 100 True Wireless Headphones will be available exclusively on Amazon starting November 10 at an introductory price of Rs. 2,699.Verge Rap 105, on the other hand, are available on Amazon, Flipkart and other offline channels at the introductory price of Rs. 1,699, starting today. Lastly, the Verge Loop 105 earphones are available exclusively on Amazon from today for Rs. 1,299.Motorola Verve Buds 100 specificationsVerve Buds 100 true wireless headphones have up to 14 hours of battery life with a portable charging case. The headphones offer three different earbud gel sizes for the best fit. They are also equipped with multifunctional touch button for manging calls, adjusting volume, changing songs, and using a voice assistant.Verve Rap 105 specifications- Advertisement – – Advertisement – The flexible neckband-style earphones are equipped with 15mm speaker drivers. They offer up to 8 hours of music battery life and have an integrated mic for hands-free calling. The Verve Rap 105 produce deep bass for an immersive music experience, as per the company. The magnetic earbuds can also be locked together around the neck when not being used.Verve Loop 105Motorola Verve Loop 105 sports in-ear earphones offer up to 8 hours of battery life. The earphones have tangle-free cables with magnetic buds that lock together around the neck. The company claims that these wireless earbuds are ideal for sports and gym use. They also have a built-in microphone for hands-free calling.Which are the best truly wireless earphones under Rs. 10,000? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below.Affiliate links may be automatically generated – see our ethics statement for details.- Advertisement –center_img Motorola licensee Binatone has launched three new wireless audio devices in India – true wireless Motorola Verve Buds 100, and neckband-style Motorola Verve Rap 105 and Verve Loop 105. The Motorola Verve series audio products come with IPX5 water-resistance rating. Verve Buds 100 come with a charging case and offer up to 14 hours of battery life, while Verve Rap 105 and Loop 105 claim to have a battery life of up to 8 hours. The earphones come with built-in support for Amazon Alexa, but also support Apple’s Siri and Google Assistant.The Verve series products are supported by Hubble Connected along with the Verge Life apps. It can help users locate earbuds if they go missing by providing a map with the last used location.Motorola Verve Buds 100, Verve Rap 105, and Verve Loop 105 price, availability- Advertisement –last_img read more

first_imgThe Knin Tourist Board presented a new brochure in Croatian and English, which presents a richer and more comprehensive tourist offer of Knin.In the new brochure, visitors and tourists will be able to learn all about Knin, its history, Knin Fortress, museums, rivers Krčić and Krka, Dinara Mountains, sacred heritage, cycling, hunting and fishing, hiking and canoeing, horseback riding and photo safari, activities and other events, and at the end of the brochure you can find information about accommodation, gastronomic offer, recreation and souvenir shops. The brochure will be printed in a circulation of two thousand copies, and in digital form you can see and share it through your channels. here However, apart from the new brochure, the Knin Tourist Board announces that a new promotional video will be shot soon, which will present everything that makes Knin special. “For the Knin Tourist Board, this is just the beginning of the activities we plan to carry out – the brochure is one of the tools we use to try to present everything that makes Knin special. Given that our “door” is open to tourists from all over Croatia, the region and the world – by shooting a new promotional video we want to address everyone who wants to enjoy the authentic, cultural, natural, gastronomic and sports and recreational offer and show them how Knin is a destination that combines all of the above and that they want to chart in their next vacation plans”Points out the director of the Knin Tourist Board, Matea Lozančić.With the aim of promoting, encouraging the initiative for quality design of local souvenirs and products, the Tourist Board of Knin recently completed applications for proposals for original souvenirs of Knin in 2017 and we can soon expect the presentation of new and indigenous souvenirs that will represent Knin. The souvenir should be a reflection of the continuity of artistic, cultural, cultural-historical, ie present its tangible, intangible or natural heritage, point out the Knin Tourist Board.New signalization for cycling tourismAs part of the project for the development of cycling tourism in Šibenik-Knin County, three bike paths in Knin were marked under the names “Napoleon’s path” (marked 402), “Krk to Marunuša” (marked 410) and “Lookout Brljan” (marked 409). The markings are made in accordance with the new standards that will be used in marking all trails throughout the Šibenik-Knin County, as part of the project “Experience Šibenik-Knin County by bike”The town of Knin lies not far from the source of the river Krka, on the border of Bosnia, Lika and Dalmatia, at the crossroads of important roads leading to the interior of Croatia and to the sea, which is why it is often called “Key of Croatia” and “Gates of Dalmatia”. Knin abounds in a rich tourist offer so that those eager for adventure can enjoy free climbing, horseback riding, canoeing, rafting, mountain biking, paint-ball, quad rides, off-road jeeps, and soon paragliding on Dinars.<br />
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first_imgLinkedin BPIP Yudian-Wahyudi Jokowi-second-term UIN-Sunan-Kalijaga extremism radicalism radicalism-in-indonesia Pancasila Topics : Log in with your social account Facebook President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has appointed the rector of Sunan Kalijaga Islamic State University, Yudian Wahyudi, as the head of the the Agency for Pancasila Ideology Education (BPIP), which is expected to promote  the values of Pancasila – Indonesia’s state ideology – particularly with the younger generation.He succeeded Yudi Latif, who stepped down in June 2018. BPIP vice chairman Hariyono held the position as acting chairman for 20 months before Yudian’s appointment.Yudian attended a pesantren (Islamic boarding school) in Java and completed his undergraduate and graduate studies at Sunan Kalijaga University before obtaining his PhD at McGill University in Canada. As an Islamic scholar, he is known for progressive thinking that has challenged other intellectuals such as Nurcholis Madjid and Azyumardi Azra.Ujang Komarudin, the … LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Forgot Password ? Googlelast_img read more

first_imgSri Lanka made cremations compulsory for coronavirus victims on Sunday, ignoring protests from the country’s minority Muslims who say it goes against Islamic tradition.Of the seven deaths from the infectious disease so far in the island nation, three were Muslims. The bodies were cremated by authorities despite protests from relatives.”The corpse of a person who has died or is suspected to have died, of… COVID-19 shall be cremated,” Health Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi said Sunday. The World Health Organization has said victims “can be buried or cremated”.More than 200 people have tested positive for coronavirus so far in Sri Lanka, where an indefinite, nationwide curfew has been imposed.The cremations have been criticized by rights groups.”At this difficult time, the authorities should be bringing communities together and not deepening divisions between them,” Amnesty’s South Asia Director Biraj Patnaik said earlier this month. The country’s main political party that represents Muslims, which make up 10 percent of the 21 million-strong national population, has accused the government of “callous disregard” for religious rituals and the families’ wishes.Tensions between Muslims and the majority Sinhalese population came to a head last Easter after local jihadists were accused of suicide bombings at three hotels and three churches that killed 279 people.Weeks later, Sinhalese mobs attacked Muslims, killing one and wounded dozens more. Hundreds of homes and vehicles were destroyed and the authorities were accused of failing to stop the violence — a charge denied by Colombo.Sri Lanka’s Roman Catholic Church said Sunday it forgave the suicide bombers, adding that “we offered love to the enemies who tried to destroy us”.center_img Topics :last_img read more

first_imgA new regulation signed by President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has created a new position of undersecretary responsible for performing intelligence work related to the state apparatus within the State Intelligence Agency (BIN) structure.Enacted on July 20, Presidential Regulation (Perpres) No. 79/2020 on BIN replaced a previous regulation issued in 2012 on a similar matter.According to Article 28 of the new regulation, the undersecretary for the “Apparatus Security Intelligence” department, will be responsible and answer directly to the BIN chief. “[The undersecretary] will draft regulations and implementations for activities and/or the operation conducted by the Apparatus Security Intelligence,” the article read.The regulation also further stipulates the functions of the undersecretary, who will be responsible for drafting, implementing, coordinating and maintaining cooperation in daily operations in the department. The undersecretary will also be responsible for overseeing the screening and clearance of candidates for state positions.Read also: New regulation to have intelligence agency work directly under President Jokowi“[The undersecretary] will give advice and recommendations on government security,” the regulation states.It also stipulates that the new undersecretary will be given the status of a senior official equal to a BIN deputy chief, the agency’s secretary general and its inspector general.Earlier this month, Jokowi also issued a regulation stipulating that BIN was under the direct supervision of the President, arguing that the results of the agency’s work were directly needed by the country’s executive. With the new regulation, BIN is no longer placed under the supervision of the Office of the Coordinating Political, Legal and Security Affairs Minister.The President in 2017 also established an undersecretary for the Cyber Intelligence Division in the spy agency through the issuance of Presidential Regulation No. 73/2017.Topics :last_img read more

first_imgIndonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has expressed his hope for a stronger relationship with China during a phone call with Chinese President Xi Jinping, as the two countries commemorate 70 years of bilateral relations.Jokowi made the phone call on Monday after Xi had sent a letter to mark the long-lasting bilateral relationship.“Thank you for the letter, President Xi. Regarding the commemoration of 70 years of our bilateral relations, I hope the relations and cooperation between [our] countries can grow stronger and more mutually beneficial,” he said, according a press statement released by the Presidential Office on Tuesday. During the phone call, Jokowi also expressed his appreciation to the Chinese government for recently welcoming Foreign Affairs Minister Retno LP Marsudi and State-Owned Minister Erick Thohir to discuss several cooperation deals in health care and the economy.“I appreciate the Chinese government’s efforts to strengthen strategic health cooperation, including in the coproduction and provision of COVID-19 vaccines,” Jokowi said.The President further asserted that economic cooperation should not stop despite the current pandemic, as seen in the arrangement of a travel corridor between the two countries on Aug. 21 in order to facilitate essential and urgent business trips.Furthermore, during the phone call, Jokowi also thanked Xi for stronger investment cooperation between Indonesia and China.Topics :last_img read more