View Comments Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 3, 2017 Denée Benton & Josh Groban(Photo courtesy of Matt Ross Public Relations) Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 has landed on Broadway, and despite promising grosses and the highly-anticipated Great White Way debut of Josh Groban, a legal battle over billing has threatened to disrupt its orbit.Ars Nova, the non-profit off-Broadway theater that first presented the new musical in 2012, announced that it has filed suit for breach of contract against the production’s commercial producer Howard Kagan, for failing to bill the musical as “The Ars Nova production of…” the show in the Playbill. This billing was initially agreed upon in a 2012 legal document, according to the New York Times.Ars Nova is instead listed above the title as one of the producers, and is credited as the original commissioner, developer and world premiere producer as the bottom of the title page. In a statement from Artistic Director Jason Eagan and Managing Director Renee Blinkwolt, Ars Nova says the agreed upon billing enforces a narrative “that the show people are seeing on Broadway is, in its core, the show that started at Ars Nova,” and that it is “extremely valuable to Ars Nova’s past, present and future.”Commercial producers and Ars Nova had initially attempted talks in search of a compromise to settle the matter, but after negotiations had failed to settle the dispute, the Ars Nova board voted unanimously to proceed with the lawsuit, accusing Kagan of both breach of contract and fiduciary duty to the board. “We are devastated that it has come to this,” Eagan and Blinkwolt said, “but steadfast in our belief that the billing we are owed is both valuable and deserved.”Before the suit was announced, tension had already affected the relationship between Ars Nova and the Broadway production. Ars Nova leadership was barred from entering the Imperial Theatre on the night of the first preview performance. Kagan, who was to be honored at Ars Nova’s annual gala in December, has resigned from the board. Producers have also scheduled the show’s cast album to be recorded on the day of the gala, threatening the availability of the performers to appear at the event.The Great Comet is expected to open officially on November 14 at the Imperial Theatre. Despite the legal clash, the show must go on: “We all hope the spotlight can be back solely on the extraordinary artists working so hard at the Imperial as soon as possible,” the Ars Nova team said. Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812
By United States Embassy in Guatemala November 08, 2020 The United States Government is providing immediate aerial assistance to the government of Guatemala to support communities and individuals impacted by Tropical Depression Eta. This assistance is in the form of two U.S. helicopters as well as pilot support and technical assistance for five Policia Nacional (PNC) helicopters, all of which will be able to reach communities in El Quiché, Petén, Izabal, Zacapa, Chiquimula, Alta Verapaz, Jutiapa, El Progreso, and Santa Rosa.As Ambassador William W. Popp stated: “The United States is a steadfast partner to Guatemala in confronting the destruction wrought by Tropical Depression Eta. As part of our continued work with the government of Guatemala to support those most affected by the storm, U.S. Southern Command and the U.S. Department of State’s International Law Enforcement and Narcotics (INL) Bureau have deployed helicopters and additional support to provide immediate assistance to communities and individuals who are cut off from rescue services by flooding or loss of infrastructure.”The two U.S. helicopters include a U.S. Southern Command HH-60 Blackhawk helicopter for search and rescue operations and a U.S. Southern Command CH-47 Chinook helicopter capable of delivering large volumes of critical supplies. PNC helicopters are currently providing food, water, and emergency supplies. INL and Guatemalan personnel are jointly piloting these PNC helicopters, highlighting the close and continuing partnership between our two governments to help those most in need at this critical time.Helicopter operations are already ongoing in the affected departments and will continue over the coming days.The United States again sends its condolences to those who have lost loved ones during this tragedy, and remains committed to our longstanding partnership with the people of Guatemala.
ABA Model Rules, gay adoptions on board’s agenda ABA Model Rules, gay adoptions on board’s agenda Revisiting proposed rule changes sparked by a rewrite of the ABA Model Rules and a potentially controversial Family Law Section legislative position will be on the Bar Board of Governors agenda for its August 13 meeting.The board’s first gathering of the 2004-05 Bar year — and the first for new Bar President Kelly Overstreet Johnson — will be held jointly with the Young Lawyers Division Board of Governors in Ponte Vedra BeachThe board was set to act on the Bar rule changes to respond to the ABA Model Rule amendments at its May meeting, but postponed action after officials from the City, County and Local Government Law Section said the rules were unfair to government attorneys.The section said both the current and proposed rule changes place special burdens on government lawyers to prevent wrongful acts by government officials, among other problems. The board agreed to delay action until the August meeting to allow time to consider the section’s concerns.The rule changes were proposed by the Special Committee to Review the ABA Model Rules 2002, which spent almost two years reviewing the ABA recommendations. The panel accepted some ABA proposals, but rejected others.The amendments clarify some conflict of interest rules, state that an attorney interviewed by a potential client owes a duty of confidentiality to that person even if another attorney is hired, and provide guidance to lawyers when they are hired to act as third-party neutrals. The changes also provide a safe harbor in the trial publicity rule and some alternatives in duties of prosecutors. The committee’s entire report is on the Bar’s Web site, www.flabar.org.Gay Adoptions August 1, 2004 Regular News The Family Law Section Executive Council, when it met at the recent Bar Annual Meeting, voted to support legislation that would repeal Florida’s ban on gay couples adopting children. (See story in the July 15 Bar News. ) Currently, gay couples can be foster parents but are prohibited by state law from adopting, a proscription that has been unsuccessfully challenged recently in state and federal courts.The Public Interest Law Section, about a dozen years ago, sought to advocate for a repeal of the law, but the Board of Governors, saying the position would be divisive among Bar members, denied that request.Under Bar policies, sections are given wide latitude on subjects they wish to lobby on, as long as they do not conflict with Bar positions. The board can also reject a position if governors feel it would be deeply divisive among Bar members.On other matters, the board will get a report from a screening committee reviewing applicants for an unexpired term, which ends October 1, 2008, on the Florida Board of Bar Examiners. The board will nominate three lawyers to the Supreme Court, which will make the final appointment.The Program Evaluation Committee is expected to give its final report on the proposed Animal Law Committee. The committee has given the idea conceptual approval and is expected to present the final details to the board. If approved, the committee would automatically be reviewed after its first year of operation.The board also will take final action on a standing board policy change proposed by the Disciplinary Procedure Committee. It clarifies that a chief branch counsel may defer a disciplinary investigation during the pendency of a related civil or criminal case. Notice would be given to the board’s designated reviewer for the case.The Legislation Committee will report on sections and committees that wish to renew legislative positions. Under Bar policies, all legislative positions taken by the board, sections, and committees expires at the conclusion of each legislative biennium.Any positions those groups want to renew for the next two years must come back to the board for review, after being scrutinized by the committee.As this News went to press, the board did not plan to take up at the meeting any of the sunsetted Bar-wide positions it had adopted for the 2002-04 biennium.
Giants aren’t always as invincible as we think they are. Many times, the qualities that appear to give them their strength are the sources of their weakness as well. This was the central theme for David and Goliath, the book our YMC Book Club read this past month. Since our agency—and many of our clients, for that matter—are smaller than others in our industry, this book’s message proved especially relevant and resonated with our entire team.Written by Malcolm Gladwell, David and Goliath reminded us that being an underdog can change people in ways we often fail to appreciate. While most people are impressed by giants’ size and resources, those seeming advantages can make the big guys immobile and defensive before they even realize it.So, what is that gives the underdogs, the David’s—or in the financial world, the credit unions—the opportunity to win? While mobility, endurance, individual intelligence, knowledge, and courage give underdogs a fighting chance against the giants, Gladwell suggests that it’s the willingness to try harder than anyone else that helps underdogs defy the odds. But despite their passionate determination, many still fall into a dangerous trap.“When you are a little fish in one of the deepest and most competitive ponds, the experience of comparing yourself to all the other brilliant fishes will eventually shatter your confidence,” said Gladwell. “It makes you feel stupid, even though you aren’t stupid at all.”I see this kind of self-defeating comparison so often in the credit union world. It usually stems from a feeling of inferiority based solely on asset size. Yet, as I love to point out, the top five fastest-growing credit unions that we work with are all small credit unions. Sometimes the apparent disadvantage of being an outsider in a marginal world turns out not to be a disadvantage at all. Consistently having the deck stacked against you can develop a remarkable resilience that transforms a liability into an asset.To illustrate this point, Gladwell shared that, by the time they get out of college, many people with dyslexia exhibit a highly developed ability to deal with failure. As a result, they are more likely to see the upside in situations where others may see only the downside. This optimism can make them appear naturally courageous. And while they very well may be courageous, courage isn’t an inherent quality that makes someone brave when the tough times start. Courage is a trait that’s forged by going through the tough times and discovering they aren’t so tough after all.What’s interesting to note is that even though courage is admirable, it can often be misconstrued as unreasonable. That’s why it’s important to remember that sometimes doing the right thing means we have to risk being misunderstood. George Bernard Shaw said, “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man.”Like David (quite possibly history’s most unreasonable man), we need to realize that many times the status quo, also known as “the way we do things around here,” is simply the result of people in positions of privilege closing the door to those on the outside. Faced with ridiculous odds, David had nothing to lose. Because of that, he had the freedom to thumb his nose at the conventional rules set by others. His results speak for themselves—which is why we’re still talking about them thousands of years later. If you find yourself in an overwhelming situation like David, you have to think outside of the box and use whatever you have at your disposal. More often than not, you’ll discover you’ve had what it takes all along.The human psyche naturally follows the path of least resistance. We like to do whatever comes easy. Too often, that means we follow what everyone else is doing, which turns out to be the way we’ve always done it. Now, more than ever, that is the most dangerous course you could be taking. The approach you think is safe can be a death warrant for your credit union. What you feel is less risky is most likely the riskiest course to follow.When you think you’re just too small to compete, that you don’t have the resources of the big guys, remember David and Goliath. The condition that gave Goliath his great size is the same condition David exploited to take him down.You can do it. You need to do it. And most importantly, this is your year to do it. 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Bo McDonald Bo McDonald is president of Your Marketing Co. A marketing firm that started serving credit unions nearly a decade ago, offering a wide range of services including web design, branding, … Web: yourmarketing.co Details
In order to seriously position ourselves on the European map of congress tourism, it has been pointed out for years that we need congress halls that can accommodate over 1000 participants. Pical Convention Center / Photo: Valamar Riviera Pical Convention Center in Poreč, it will be able to accommodate up to 1200 people, adapt to every type of conference, seminar, meeting, exhibition and event, and ensure the highest level of support for the organization of the event, Valamar points out. “We are building the Pical Convention Center as part of the largest project in Croatian tourism, which we want to bring a new quality to Poreč tourism and strengthen its positioning as one of the most prestigious destinations on the Adriatic. The MICE segment of the tourist business enables the extension of the tourist season, brings guests interested to get to know and experience the destination and our mission is to provide them with the best service of organizing events and staying in Poreč “, said Davor Brenko, vice president of sales and marketing at Valamar Riviera. Valamar is investing HRK 1,5 billion in Poreč’s Pical Riviera In addition to the investments already made in the previous period, Valamar on Poreč’s Pical Riviera, which along with Hotel Pinea includes the Valamar Collection Marea Suites 5 *, opened last year, Valamar Parentino Hotel 4 * (ex Zagreb) which will be expanded and further enriched with facilities for the 2020 season. and the existing accommodation capacities of Valamar Pinia Hotel, plans to invest a total of around 1,5 billion kuna. But now Valamar Riviera is entering the scene, building the largest hotel congress center in Istria – Pical Convention Center The total value of the investment that Valamar will realize in Hotel Pinea is HRK 790 million, and its completion is planned for the 2021 season. In addition to the large congress hall, guests will have at their disposal seven meeting rooms and state-of-the-art event equipment, sound and technology. Hotel Pinea will offer 514 accommodation units, and a total of as many as 1100 guest accommodation units nearby. Apart from Šibenik, ie the Šibenik Convention Center within the Amadria Park, which has the capacity to organize conferences with a capacity of up to 1500 people, so far in Croatia we have not had another representative facility / destination that can host large congresses. Also, in Zagreb, as the capital of Croatia, there has been talk for years about the need for the same and construction has been announced by the City several times, but still everything is just an empty story. With the realization of these investments, the area of Pical Riviera in Poreč will become one of the most attractive tourist zones in Croatia, Valamar concludes. Today, the leading Croatian tourist company Valamar Riviera announced the construction of the largest hotel event center in Istria. News that will certainly strengthen Istria’s position in the MICE segment and create added value.
Hundreds of scientists say there is evidence that novel coronavirus in smaller particles in the air can infect people and are calling for the World Health Organization to revise recommendations, the New York Times reported on Saturday.The WHO has said the coronavirus disease spreads primarily from person to person through small droplets from the nose or mouth, which are expelled when a person with COVID-19 coughs, sneezes or speaks.In an open letter to the agency, which the researchers plan to publish in a scientific journal next week, 239 scientists in 32 countries outlined the evidence showing smaller particles can infect people, the NYT said. Topics : The WHO did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Reuters.Whether carried by large droplets that zoom through the air after a sneeze, or by much smaller exhaled droplets that may glide the length of a room, the coronavirus is borne through air and can infect people when inhaled, the scientists said, according to the NYT.However, the health agency said the evidence for the virus being airborne was not convincing, according to the NYT.”Especially in the last couple of months, we have been stating several times that we consider airborne transmission as possible but certainly not supported by solid or even clear evidence,” Dr. Benedetta Allegranzi, the WHO’s technical lead of infection prevention and control, was quoted as saying by the NYT.
Advertisement AdvertisementAdvertisementNicolas TagliaficoAge: 26Position: Left-backClubs he’d suit: Arsenal, Chelsea, TottenhamAnother player scouted in South America, Nicolas Tagliafico joined Ajax in January of last year from Argentine club Independiente, shortly after playing a pivotal role in their Copa Sudamericana success over Flamengo.Tagliafico, who has cemented his position in the Argentina team since his move to Ajax, has excelled during his first full season in Europe, providing four assists in the Eredivisie and scoring three times in the Champions League. Ajax’s Champions League campaign started just ten days after the World Cup final, yet they are now just a two-legged tie with Tottenham Hotspur away from reaching the final of the competition for the first time since 1997.It has been a truly remarkable achievement given the financial disparity that exists between them and the European superclubs who have dominated the competition in recent years. Cristiano Ronaldo, whose Juventus side were sent packing by Ajax, reportedly earns approximately €4m more annually in wages than their entire squad.An unfortunate consequence of Ajax’s heroics this season, though, is that their side is likely to be picked apart in the summer, just as Monaco’s was when they reached the Champions League semi-finals two years ago. The process has already begun, in fact, with Frenkie De Jong agreeing to join Barcelona for €75m in January. Frenkie De Jong will be a Barcelona player next season (Picture: FC Barcelona)Barcelona are reportedly looking to complete a double swoop on Ajax by adding the outstanding 19-year-old central defender Matthijs De Ligt to their ranks too, while Moroccan playmaker Hakim Ziyech will likely have his pick of clubs with a buyout clause reportedly set at a ludicrously low £25m.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMonaco’s fall from grace since their phenomenal 2016-17 season highlights the potential perils that await Ajax should their star players depart, yet the club have grown accustomed to replacing their key assets on an annual basis. Indeed, they have already secured three signings for next season, with Martin Odegaard also expected to join from Real Madrid on loan.Ajax will face four of their former players in the semi-finals and the manner in which the club have moved on from each of their departures demonstrates that their enviable talent factory continues to churn out outstanding players.Toby Alderweireld, Jan Vertonghen, Christian Eriksen and Davinson Sanchez all forged their reputations in Amsterdam before moving onto the big leagues – the latter three signing for Spurs directly from Ajax and Alderweireld joining via season-long spells with Atletico Madrid and Southampton. Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld both started their careers at Ajax, as did Christian Eriksen (Getty Images)Given the success that particular quartet has enjoyed in north London, it is somewhat surprising that other Premier League clubs haven’t taken more of an interest in Ajax’s standout stars over recent seasons. Following their Champions League performances this term, though, that is sure to change.Here are four less-heralded members of Ajax’s squad who are likely to be on the radar of the top-six clubs this summer.David NeresAge: 22Position: Right Wing/Left Wing/No.10Clubs he’d suit: Arsenal, Chelsea, LiverpoolAjax are renowned for the strength of their youth academy and rightly so, but their scouting department takes some beating too. Over the years, Ajax have enjoyed tremendous success while shopping in South America, as the purchases of Maxwell, Davinson Sanchez and David Neres demonstrate.Despite making only a handful of first-team appearances for Sao Paulo, Neres certainly caught the eye of Ajax’s scouts with the club sanctioning a significant €12m fee to buy him in January 2017. At the time, Ajax’s Director of Football, Marc Overmars said: ‘We have just paid too much, we know that.’ How the Premier League’s top-six can follow Tottenham’s lead and benefit from Ajax’s talent factory Andre Onana started his career at Barcelona before joining Ajax in 2015 (Getty Images)The Cameroon international had spent much of his youth career at Barcelona’s La Masia academy prior to joining Ajax in 2015 and has admitted that it would be a ‘dream’ to return to Camp Nou one day.With Hugo Lloris enduring an indifferent campaign with Spurs and speculation continuing to surround the future of Manchester United’s David De Gea, Onana should feature prominently on both clubs shortlists for a new goalkeeper.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errorsBoris Johnson rejects Marcus Rashford’s plea to extend free school meals Nicolas Tagliafico has established himself as Argentina’s starting left-back since his move to Ajax last year (Getty Images)Much of Ajax’s attacking impetus from deep has come from their left side with Tagliafico’s energy and crossing ability from out wide becoming a key weapon in their armoury.A number of Premier League clubs including Arsenal are on the lookout for a new left-back and Tagliafico is said to be interested in moving to a bigger league.Donny Van De BeekAge: 22Position: Centre MidfieldClubs he’d suit: Arsenal, TottenhamWith De Jong and De Ligt hogging the limelight, very little has been said about Donny Van De Beek’s influence on this Ajax side, yet the 22-year-old has been vital to their Champions League progression, even popping up with the crucial equaliser against Juventus in Turin.Typically as an Ajax academy graduate, Van De Beek is a tactically savvy midfield player, excelling both in a deep-lying playmaker position as a No.6 as well as in a more box-to-box role as a No.8 this season. As Ajax’s Champions League run has progressed, he has become a greater influence in the final third. David Neres has excelled at Ajax since joining from Sao Paulo in 2017 (Getty Images)It is unlikely that the former Arsenal and Barcelona speedster has that opinion anymore, considering Neres is being tipped to move on this summer for at least three times what Ajax paid for him two and a half years ago.Neres displayed promise during his opening few months at Ajax, but he exploded into life during the 2017-18 season, scoring 14 goals and registering 11 assists in the Eredivisie. Although he hasn’t been quite as efficient this season, he has produced big moments in the Champions League, scoring against both Real Madrid and Juventus.Moments like this piece of skill on Dani Carvajal, meanwhile, show why he has recently made the step-up into Brazil’s senior squad…David Neres sending Dani Carvajal for a hot dog. 🌭 pic.twitter.com/Vi3CldNH6l— Football Tweet (@Football__Tweet) April 23, 2019 Advertisement Donny Van De Beek has been at Ajax since the age of 11 (Getty Images)Returns of eight goals and nine assists in the Eredivisie this season highlight his quality further up the pitch, while he is also an excellent probing passer of the ball, often playing riskier passes forward to try and force the issue.AdvertisementVan De Beek has been linked with Spurs in the past and considering their current issues in central midfield it would make sense for them to reignite their interest and bolster their former Ajax contingent.Andre OnanaAge: 23Position: GoalkeeperClub’s he’d suit: Tottenham, Manchester UnitedOf the top-six clubs, four have signed new first-choice goalkeepers in the past couple of years with Ederson, Alisson, Kepa Arrizabalaga and Bernd Leno all making the move to the Premier League. That quartet all fit the modern goalkeeper prototype of being agile and able to play out from the back.Andre Onana is cut from the same cloth having caught the eye with his passing qualities and sweep-up play as much as his shot-stopping abilities since breaking into Ajax’s first-team midway through the 2016-17 season. CommentShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitter38Shares By Oliver Young-MylesTuesday 30 Apr 2019 10:00 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link38Shares
Norwegian shipowner and operator 2020 Bulkers has taken delivery of Bulk Shanghai, the fourth of eight 208,000 dwt Newcastlemax newbuilds.The 300-meter-long bulker, which commenced a 13-year bareboat charter with 2020 Bulkers, is owned by Norwegian shipping company Ocean Yield.The 224,100 cbm vessel will on November 9, 2019, commence an 11-13 month index-linked timecharter with ST Shipping, a 100% owned subsidiary of Glencore. The index-linked rate reflects a significant premium to a standard Capesize as a function of higher cargo intake and lower fuel consumption. Starting January 1, 2020, the vessel will also earn an additional premium related to the fuel cost saving from the scrubber.According to 2020 Bulkers, two further vessels are expected to be delivered by January 2020, and the remaining two vessels are expected to be delivered by May 2020.2020 Bulkers has four vessels in operation and four Newcastlemax drybulk vessels under construction at New Times Shipyard in China. All vessels will be fitted with exhaust scrubber systems.
Dearborn County, In. — Career criminal, Jeffery Wayne Henderson, 43, has been sentenced to 88-years in prison for 17 counts of burglary in Dearborn County Court.A lengthy investigation by multiple agencies in the fall of 2017 revealed Henderson and his mother, Bonnie, were committing a string of daytime burglaries. led to the arrest of Henderson and his mother, Bonnie. The burglaries were reported in the Manchester Township area of Dearborn County.The judge cited Henderson’s 19 previous felony convictions during sentencing.
Also on the Benton County Fair program are IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods. Darrel DeFrance of Marshalltown has competed at all 492 events in the series’ 33-year history and won the first Deery event held at Vinton in 1988. Grandstand admission is $15 for adults, $5 for kids and free for youngsters ages five and under when accompanying a paid adult. Pit passes are $30. Deery Brothers Summer Series top 20 point standings – 1. Justin Kay, Wheatland, 95; 2. Jeremiah Hurst, Dubuque, 92; 3. Andy Eckrich, Oxford, and Matt Ryan, Davenport, both 91; 5. Joel Callahan, Dubuque, 86; 6. Curt Martin, Independence, and Terry Neal, Ely, both 85; 8. Andy Nezworski, Buffalo, 84; 9. Chad Holladay, Muscatine, 79; 10. Darrel DeFrance, Marshalltown, 77; 11. Joe Zrostlik, Long Grove, 75; 12. Dalton Simonsen, Fairfax, 66; 13. Paul Nagle, Nevada, 66; 14. Doug Nigh, Maquoketa, 65; 15. Todd Malmstrom, Hampton, Ill., 64; 16. Brian Harris, Davenport, 62; 17. Jeff Tharp, Sherrill, 51; 18. Jeff Aikey, Cedar Falls, and Todd Van Tassel, Delmar, 50; 20. Gary Webb, Blue Grass, 48. VINTON, Iowa – The Deery Brothers Summer Series headlines blue ribbon fair week entertainment next Thursday, June 27 at Benton County Speedway. Rob Toland of Colona, Ill., was the Deery winner at Benton County in 2005 and Jeremiah Hurst of Dubuque led the way to the checkers when the tour made its much anticipated return last June. The 50-lap $2,000 to win, minimum $300 to start main event marks just the fourth visit by the IMCA Late Model tour to Vinton. Pit gates open at 5 p.m. and the drivers’ meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. Hot laps are at 6:45 p.m. with racing to follow. Justin Kay of Wheatland and Jeff Aikey of Cedar Falls are Deery feature winners so far this season. Point leader Kay is the three-time and defending tour champion; seven-time series king Aikey won his career-leading 69th feature Tuesday at Maquoketa.