Saint Mary’s College Student Government Association (SGA) discussed which colors should be used to decorate the Le Mans Hall basement Wednesday. The basement is being redecorated as SGA’s Capital Fund project. “Our goal today at the end of this meeting is that we are going to have one color pallet, color scheme, picked out,” student body president Rachael Chesley said. SGA discussed three different color pallets. The first was a light green with coral and teal accents. The second pallet consisted of a warm yellow with aqua marine blue and light pink accents. The final color pallet was pale orange with coral and navy accent colors. “When we were talking accent colors we didn’t mean whole walls,” Kelly Lyons, senior class president, said. “We are talking [about] the accessories of the room.” SGA voted to eliminate the orange, coral and navy color pallet and continued to discuss the other two options. “This is our room we’re creating,” Chesley said. According to Chesley, the color scheme should be unique and should not be the same colors that are seen throughout campus. Lyons said she wanted the color scheme to be “homey.” Chesley said the Board should focus on “choosing a color that you feel could be versatile no matter what we choose or what they choose in the future.” According to Chesley, it was important for SGA to consider the color pallet for future years so as to choose colors that were timeless. SGA members voted to pursue the light green color pallet with coral and teal accents. The Board also discussed the different zones that should be included in the basement. SGA discussed having eight different zones within the basement. “One of them would be a TV, Wii video game area,” Lyons said. Additional zones included a kitchen and vending zone, a movie space and game area. SGA also discussed posting bulletin boards in the basement, as well as a world map. All of SGA’s ideas will be presented to a designer who will assist in the remodeling of the basement. There will be no SGA meeting next week due to Thanksgiving.
Gigi Tony winner Victoria Clark and three-time Tony nominee Dee Hoty have joined the cast of the Broadway-bound revival of Gigi. Clark will play Mamita Alvarez and Hoty will take on the role of Aunt Alicia as they join a cast that includes Vanessa Hudgens, Corey Cott, Howard McGillin and Steffanie Leigh. The tuner will play a pre-Broadway engagement at the Kennedy Center from January 16 through February 12, 2015. The Eric Schaeffer-helmed production, adapted by Heidi Thomas, will open officially there on January 29. View Comments Clark, who most recently appeared on Broadway in Cinderella, took home a Tony Award for her performance in The Light in the Piazza. Her additional credits include Sister Act, The Snow Geese, Titanic How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and Urinetown. Hoty was nominated for Tonys for Footloose, The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public and The Will Rogers Follies. She has also appeared in Mamma Mia!, Bye Bye Birdie, City of Angels, Me and My Girl and Big River. Also joining the cast are Max Clayton, Ashley Blair Fitzgerald, Brian Ogilvie and Amos Wolff. Related Shows Based on the 1944 novel by Colette, Gigi was first adapted for the Broadway stage in 1951 by Anita Loos, with an unknown Audrey Hepburn in the title role. Subsequently Alan Jay Lerner (screenplay and lyrics) and Frederick Loewe (music) adapted the material for the 1958 movie musical, winner of nine Academy Awards, including Best Picture. In 1973, the tuner played 103 performances on Broadway with Karin Wolfe as Gigi and Daniel Massey as Gaston, earning a Tony Award for Best Original Score. Gigi features the memorable tunes “Thank Heaven For Little Girls,” “I Remember It Well,” “The Night They Invented Champagne,” “It’s a Bore,” “Say a Prayer for Me Tonight” and more. Show Closed This production ended its run on June 21, 2015
by: Rebecca LakeThere are lots of misconceptions floating around about the best moves to make when it comes to filing your taxes.We know that every penny counts, especially at tax time, so we’ve busted five of the most common tax filing myths. If you’re getting ready to get your return in order, take a look at the biggest tax traps you can’t afford to fall into.1. Filing jointly is always the best deal if you’re marriedIf you’re married, one of the most important things you have to decide at tax time is how you’re going to file. For most couples, filing jointly is the obvious choice since it qualifies you for a greater number of tax credits and deductions but there are a few situations where you may be better off with separate returns.When you’re going through a divorce, for instance, filing separately might be a wise idea if you’re worried about your soon-to-be ex owing a huge bill or you just want to create some distance financially. It can also help you out if you’ve got a lot of medical expenses to deduct but your joint income is too high to allow you to write them off. continue reading » 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
by: Zac PollockDoes your credit union currently offer member business loans (MBLs)? Do you ever feel overwhelmed trying to find regulatory guidance or other important information pertaining to member business lending?Recently, the NCUA announced the launch of a new webpage that provides detailed information about NCUA’s member business lending rules and regulations, supervisory guidance, links to Small Business Administration’s loan programs, and related articles from The NCUA Report, an NCUA publication. The new resource page can be found here.In addition to the new small business lending resource center, the NCUA has recently partnered with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The primary objective of this collaboration will be to increase the awareness of of programs offered by the SBA. A series of educational initiatives is outlined for the next three years which will include webinars, examiner training on SBA programs, data resources, and media outreach. These education initiatives will appear on the NCUA Small Business Lending Resource Center webpage noted above. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Had it not been for the actions of one Houston Police Federal Credit Union member, the credit union’s retired executive might have gotten away with a $1.2 million embezzlement.Cheryl Vickers, a former vice president of the $603 million, Houston-based credit union, pleaded guilty to one felony count of embezzlement in U.S. District Court in Houston Wednesday. She admitted to stealing more than $1.2 million over 18 years with unclaimed checks. continue reading »
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A firm dollar kept riskier currencies under pressure on Monday, as a surge in coronavirus cases and the re-imposition of curbs to stop its spread had investors worried that a global economic recovery could be derailed even before it had taken root.California ordered some bars to close on Sunday, following similar moves in Texas and Florida, as cases nationwide soar to record levels each day. Washington state and the city of San Francisco have paused re-opening plans.That allowed the greenback to hang on to gains ground out last week, and had riskier currencies such as the trade-exposed Australian and New Zealand dollars parked toward the bottom of ranges they have held for several weeks. The Aussie was last steady at US$0.6872 and the kiwi at $0.6420 – though both are set for monthly gains of roughly 3 percent as the rising risks to the global recovery have stalled rather than reversed their steep rally.Against a basket of currencies the dollar was steady not far below a four-week peak on Monday at 97.466. The safe-haven Japanese yen also held at 108.18 per dollar.“A double-dip US recession is possible if widespread restrictions are re-imposed, leading to a surge in the dollar,” said Commonwealth Bank of Australia FX analyst Joe Capurso.Topics :
“Documenting 75 years of resilience” is a series of special reports by The Jakarta Post to celebrate Indonesia’s Independence Day on Aug. 17, 1945.In the 19th century, East Indies lieutenant-governor Thomas Stamford Raffles wrote in History of Java that Javanese people commonly boiled water and drank it while it was still warm.That practice remains relevant two centuries later, as more than half of all Indonesian families consume water from sources that provide water deemed unsafe to drink. The rest, or four of 10 families, buy bottled water.Indonesia’s Independence attained 75 years ago has not done much for access to water.Water (never) for allMichelle Kooy, an associate professor of the Politics of Urban Water at IHE Delft, told The Jakarta Post in an interview in 2009 that even piped water in Jakarta had not been designed … Topics : Forgot Password ? Facebook clean-water #CleanWater #Indonesia75 Independence-Day #IndependenceDay LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Google Log in with your social account Linkedin
BE said it would instruct lawyers to commence proceedings as soon as possible.Shareholders will seek to establish they are entitled to compensation for losses caused by VW’s alleged breaches of Germany’s Securities Trading Act, based on the company’s apparent failure to inform the market, over a long period of time, about its suspected practice of installing and using the “defeat device” software in a very significant number of vehicles it manufactured and sold into the US and other world car markets.The actions will claim this information constitutes inside information under the relevant German legislative provisions and should have been immediately released to the market.BE is inviting all current and former shareholders that acquired at least 10,000 VW shares on a German exchange during the period 1 January 2007 to 18 September 2015 inclusive, and that had not sold all of those securities before the market opening on 21 September 2015, to contact it to participate in the action.Jeremy Marshall, CIO at BE, said: “The apparent secret use of defeat devices by VW and the ensuing scandal that erupted upon disclosure of this practice has caused significant harm to Volkswagen’s reputation and financial position, as well as raised serious concerns as to the corporate governance regime within one of Germany’s blue-chip companies.”He added: “Shareholders are justifiably concerned VW has appeared to have allowed this practice to continue for what may have been a number of years, in the assumed knowledge that its disclosure to the market would be likely to cause them and their shareholders significant financial harm.“We expect a legal claim to reveal the true extent of the problem and allow shareholders to seek compensation for the undoubted harm that has been suffered.”Bentham Europe is a joint venture between IMF Bentham, a publicly listed company that funds litigation and arbitration claims in Australia and elsewhere, and subsidiary entities of funds managed by Elliott Management Corporation, a US-based advisory firm.Meanwhile, US lawyers Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd have started a class action in the US District Court Eastern District of Virginia, alleging violations of the federal securities laws by Volkswagen AG and certain of its officers and/or directors.The action has been brought on behalf of purchasers of VW publicly traded ordinary and preferred American depositary receipts between 19 November 2010 and 21 September 2015. The first moves are being made to bring legal action against Volkswagen on behalf of investors who lost money following last month’s revelations that the car manufacturer used “defeat device” software on thousands of diesel vehicles sold in the US, enabling them to violate emissions standards.Around €25bn was wiped off the company’s market capitalisation on German exchanges in two days following revelations of the fraud by US environmental agencies, the share price plummeting from €160 to €100.Bentham Europe (BE), a third-party litigation funder, said it is now in discussions with institutional investors worldwide to fund a shareholder action in Germany against VW, alleging breaches of German securities law over an eight-year period from 2007 to 18 September 2015.It is intended to bring the actions – on behalf of investors who bought VW shares on German exchanges – in the German courts.