Odds & Ends: Rory O’Malley Enlisted for Broadway Barks & More

first_img View Comments Rory O’Malley Star Files Corbin Bleu Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed from today and over the summer weekend. Hamilton’s Rory O’Malley & More Enlisted for Broadway BarksHamilton’s King Rory O’Malley, along with Tony winner Jessie Mueller, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Sean Hayes, Ana Villafañe, Ben Rappaport, Amy Spanger, Quinn VanAntwerp, James Barbour, Richard H. Blake, Chilina Kennedy and more have been added to the already starry lineup of this year’s Broadway Barks. Hosted by renowned doganizer (and stage legend) Bernadette Peters, with special co-host Gloria Estefan, the event is scheduled for July 30 in Shubert Alley. The dog and cat adoption part of proceedings will take place 3PM through 6:30 PM, with a special signing with the hosts and debut of the Broadway Barks bracelet at 12 noon.Corbin Bleu & Sasha Clements Tie the KnotCongratulations to the Broadway-bound Corbin Bleu and his longtime partner, actress Sasha Clements. PEOPLE writes that the pair wed over the weekend in the Santa Barbara area of California in front of 160 guests. Bleu, best known for his work in High School Musical, will return to the Main Stem in Holiday Inn this fall.Lupita Nyong’o & Danai Gurira Set for Black PantherAfter recently teaming up for Broadway’s Eclipsed, Lupita Nyong’o and Danai Gurira will reunite for the upcoming Black Panther movie. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Nyong’o will appear as Marvel comic mainstay Nakia and Gurira as Okoye, the head of the Black Panther’s personal bodyguards, in the film. The movie is scheduled for release on February 16, 2018.Marni Nixon Dead at 86Marni Nixon, the mostly uncredited voice of some of the biggest movie musicals of all time, died on July 24 in New York at the age of 86. The New York Times reports that the cause was breast cancer. Nixon dubbed the singing voices of Natalie Wood in West Side Story, Deborah Kerr in The King and I, Audrey Hepburn in My Fair Lady and more. Nixon made her Broadway debut in 1954 in The Girl in Pink Tights; almost 50 years later she returned to the Great White Way in James Joyce’s The Dead, Follies and Nine.Sneak Peek of Baz Luhrmann’s The Get DownWe now have the main trailer for Netflix’s new musical series The Get Down from Baz Luhrmann! Tony winner Billy Porter and Jimmy Smits, along with a host of newcomers, will appear in the saga, which is set in 1970s New York. Check out the video below; the show is set to premiere on August 12. Rory O’Malley(Photo: Emilio Madrid-Kuser) P.S. Watch out for Tony nominee Santino Fontana, who will be appearing opposite your Broadway boyfriend Aaron Tveit in CBS’ BrainDead on August 14.last_img read more

Fed says US economy faces ‘long, hard road’ to recover from coronavirus

first_imgThe US economic recovery from the disruptions caused by the novel coronavirus outbreak will likely be a “long, hard road” in which some parts of the economy will periodically shut down and restart, Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank President Neel Kashkari said on Sunday.In an interview on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Kashkari said projections for a quick economic turnaround were overly optimistic unless a treatment for COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, became available in the next few months.”This could be a long, hard road that we have ahead of us until we get to either an effective therapy or a vaccine,” he said, according to a CBS transcript. “It’s hard for me to see a V-shaped recovery under that scenario.” Kashkari’s comments came amid signals from President Donald Trump that he wants to re-open the economy as soon as possible. Trump said on Friday that he would unveil a new advisory group this week that would focus on the process of economic opening.Public health experts have warned that the U.S. death toll could surge to 200,000 over the summer, from 21,300 on Sunday, if unprecedented stay-at-home orders that have closed businesses and kept most Americans indoors are lifted when they expire at the end of the month.Kashkari said additional support was needed for small businesses beyond the $350 billion provided in the coronavirus aid package passed in March, but he was optimistic that Congress would approve more funding.He added that he was looking toward an 18-month strategy to address the health and economic effects of the pandemic. During that time, certain parts of the economy may close and re-open on a rolling basis, starting with workers who are at lowest risk of infection.”We could have these waves of flare-ups, controls, flare-ups and controls until we actually get a therapy or a vaccine,” Kashkari said.Topics :last_img read more

Amundi, EDF joint venture targets €700m for debut real estate fund

first_imgAmundi and Electricité de France (EDF)’s newly combined asset management company is targeting €700m for its first real estate fund.The closed-end fund is expected to reach a first close in June. Amundi and EDF have already committed to seed the pan-European fund with €300m.Amundi has applied to the Luxembourg regulator for the fund, for which external capital is now being raised. Four investments for the fund have already been made: two offices and a hotel in Berlin, and a shopping centre in Cottbus, close to the German-Polish border.Amundi’s planned asset management tie-up with EDF is something of a first for France’s financial markets regulator (AMF).Amundi will hold a majority stake in the new – and currently unnamed – asset management company.The focus will be renewable infrastructure and real estate, with an AUM target of €700m-800m in the first year and €1.5bn over three years.Discussions with EDF started in August last year, and the joint venture was announced in the autumn.Fierce competition and scarcity of investment opportunities in alternative asset classes were among factors behind the creation of the new €1.5bn fund management company, Pedro Antonio Arias, global head of alternatives at French investment manager Amundi, told IPE sister publication IP Real Estate in December last year.Infrastructure investments will be managed by a French fund under French supervision, which is also currently pending authorisation.A recent focus has been recruitment, and initially there will be 15 people – five or six in Luxembourg and nine or 10 in Paris, depending on whether one or two new renewables funds are launched.The teams will partly be staffed with personnel from EDF and Amundi, although the real estate team could involve external recruitment.The identity of the chief executive has yet to be disclosed.Amundi and EDF will both commit seed capital to mature solar and wind assets currently owned by EDF Energies Nouvelles, which will sell a stake to the new venture.A further fund is likely to focus on energy efficiency, an existing business model in the US and Germany but new to France.Next year, the venture could look at hydro assets.At the moment, there are no plans to invest in core infrastructure, although this is possible in the future if the market becomes more liquid and transparent, with more addressable volumes.See the May edition of IPE for more on Amundi and EDF’s new asset management collaborationlast_img read more

​Norway forces DB providers to transfer more when customers exit

first_imgMarianne Sevaldsen at KLPIn its consultation response when the changes were proposed, she said KLP pointed out how this change could result in increased “transfer arbitrage”.“But now there appear to be new rules that will prevent this in the future,” Sevaldsen said, adding that overall, the changes would provide better regulations for customers with public sector occupational pensions.One hurdle remainsDNB and Storebrand – large commercial pension providers that are re-entering the market for municipal pensions – both told IPE that one hurdle remained.Jon Hippe, head of Storebrand’s new public sector department within its business market division, said the amendment removed an important hindrance for municipalities wishing to move their pension savings from KLP.“By doing this, the government shows a political will to facilitate and encourage increased mobility in the local occupational pension market,” he said.“We expect this could trigger a debate about how to remove the remaining obstacle to the transfer of pension savings, namely that accumulated returns on equity contributions in KLP of NOK20bn are not portable when customers move from KLP to another pension provider,” Hippe said.He said this was not a national political question, though, but up to the municipalities themselves to solve.“They have the power to change the statutes of KLP,” Hippe said.Meanwhile, a spokesman for DNB said the financial group supported the decision when the proposal was circulated for comments, but now took the view that further changes were needed.“As long as the existing provider is allowed to retain the return on the customers’ invested equity, we believe that the current legislation does not sufficiently facilitate fair competitive conditions in the market for public occupational pensions,” he said.The amendment took effect on 1 December 2019 and is valid for pension transfers taking place at the turn of 2019-2020. A move by the Norwegian finance ministry to remove an obstacle to competition in the NOK475bn (€47bn) municipal pensions market, ahead of a raft of tenders expected to be launched next year by newly-enlarged local councils, has been welcomed by key providers.But action still needs to be taken to iron out another wrinkle, the two main newcomers say.The ministry of finance announced on 28 November it had adopted a regulatory amendment concerning the transfer of defined-benefit (DB) occupational pension schemes in the private and municipal sectors, and insurance companies’ right to withhold 2% of the value-adjustment fund (kursreguleringsfondet).“The ministry is now abolishing this withholding right, so companies and municipalities that move their pension scheme should have their entire proportionate share of the value-adjustment fund. “This means an increase in the pension capital that the company or municipality brings with it when moving,” the government department said.The change will apply to transfers carried out from the end of 2019, so would therefore apply to the municipalities moving their pension schemes at the end of the year as a result of mergers between local authorities, the ministry said.However, a clause would remain that stipulated pension customers transferring out after less than 12 months with the insurance company would not receive any share of the value adjustment fund, it said.Norway’s municipal pensions market is entering a phase of heightened mobility between providers following the advent of a new hybrid public sector pension scheme in January, which has lower barriers to entry than the old scheme, and as a result of mergers between councils in the country’s municipal reform process.While the NOK745bn provider Kommunal Lanspensjonskasse (KLP) has had a near monopoly in the market in the last few years, the firm now stands to lose business to the pension funds run by some of the larger councils as well as other commercial providers.Marianne Sevaldsen, executive vice president for KLP’s life division, said that first and foremost, the regulatory change on transfers would benefit the municipalities and counties that were merging as a result of the reform.“For them, this is a good rule change, and this was the reason for the change,” she said.As far as the competitive situation was concerned, Sevaldsen said the development would affect the financial assessment associated with the transfer process, because it would result in lower costs when moving pension schemes.“However, there will probably be other factors that are crucial for the choice of supplier in the future as well, who will provide the best return, best service and lowest cost,” she said.last_img read more

4 persons nabbed for illegal cockfight

first_imgILOILO City – Four men in Barangay Manoc-Manoc, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan were arrested for illegal cockfighting. Under the law, “cockfighting shall be allowed only in licensed cockpits during Sundays and legal holidays and during local fiestas for not more than three days. It may also be held during provincial, city or municipal, agricultural, commercial or industrial fair, carnival or exposition for a similar period of three days upon resolution of the province, city or municipality where such fair, carnival or exposition is to be held.”/PN Recovered from their possession were P1,000 bet money and three fighting cocks.center_img Joey Anthony Valencia, 35 of Mandurriao district; Rutsel Sardanas, 35 of Pandan, Antique; Renato Glori, 37; and Romel Gelito were taken to the Malay police station at around 12:20 p.m. on June 7. last_img read more

BFP-Antique now hiring new officers

first_imgTwo-hundred forty nine recruits the Bureau of Fire and Protection in Western Visayas undergo reception rites at the Camp Fullon in San Jose, Antique in July last year. The BRP regional office is hiring a total of 189 Fire Officer 1 this year. PN FILE PHOTO FROM BFP REGION 6 SAN JOSE, Antique – The Bureau of Fire (BFP) in this province is looking for qualified individuals to join their ranks as junior officers.BFP-Antique Fire Marshall Randy Pudadera said the agency’s regional office is in the process of hiring 189 Fire Officer 1 (FO1s) to be assigned in various provinces in Western Visayas. He added interested applicants are advised to seek endorsement from the respective fire marshals of their municipalities before submitting their applications to the BFP provincial office. Then, the BFP Antique will forward the applications to the regional office in Iloilo City. According to Pudadera, the application for the job is only until July 12, 2020.    Pudadera, however, stressed that he has no idea yet if how many of the 189 would-be recruits will be assigned in this province. In 2019, the BFP in this region hired 249 FO1s, with 26 of them assigned in Antique.(With a report from PNA/PN)center_img To qualify, the applicant must have a Baccalaureate Degree; must possess a Civil Service Professional or Fire Officer Eligibility; and must be at least one meter and sixty-two centimeters (1.62M) in height for males and one meter and fifty-seven centimeters (1.57M) for females. Also, weight must not be more than or less than five kilograms from the standard weight corresponding to his/her height, age and sex. Meanwhile, BFP-Antique information officer Vilmarie Pagunsan said the application letter to be addressed to Fire Senior Superintendent. JerryCandido, caretaker of the agency’s regional office, must be accompanied with a handwritten Personal Data Sheet, Transcript of Records and a college diploma. Applicants must not be less than 21 years old nor more than 30 years old on the date of actual assumption of duty or oath of office.   “Our municipal fire stations in the 18 municipalities in this province started receiving the applications for FO1 last June 15,” Pudadera said on June 24.last_img read more

Chargers Win Boys 3-Way Middle School Track Meet

first_imgBoys Middle School 3-Way Team Results.North Decatur 71, St. Louis 35, Southwestern 19Individuals placing for North:100M Dash- Owen Kinker (3rd Place; 13.28); 110 Hurdles- Garret Metz (1st Place, 20.00) Jake Hartman (2nd Place; 20.5); 1600M Run- Logan Kramer (2nd place; 6:03); 4 x 100 Relay- North Decatur 1st Place (Owen Kinker, Jacob Snider, Jake Hartman, Evan Smith; 52.4); 400M Dash- Garret Metz (1st Place; 1:06) Ethan Herbert (3rd Place; 1:11); 800M Run- Andrew Holloway (2nd Place; 2:40) Philip Fisse (3rd Place; 2:55); 200m Dash- Jacob Snider (3rd Place; 28.48); 4 x 400 Relay- North Decatur 1st Place (Jake Hartman, Evan Smith, Logan Kramer, Garret Metz) 4:49.9; Long Jump- Jake Hartman (1st Place 15’ ½”) Evan Smith (3rd Place 14’5 ½”) Ethan Herbert (4th Place 14’1”); High Jump- Evan Smith (1st Place 5’2”) Garret Metz (2nd Place 5’0”) Bret Wroblewski (3rd Place 5’0”); Shot Put- Jacob Hornberger (1st Place, 38’ 11 ½”) Corbyn House (2nd Place, 36’ 7 ½”); Discus- Taylor Zavala (1st Place) Corbyn House (2nd Place) Jacob Hornberger (3rd Place).Submitted by ND Coach Ryan Brattain.last_img read more

Mata confident of title chances

first_imgJuan Mata is convinced that Chelsea can win the Barclays Premier League title under Jose Mourinho next season. Press Association “If we start well I think we can do it. We have a great squad and fantastic supporters behind us, so hopefully we can do it. For me it would be amazing to win four trophies in three seasons. It would be a very special feeling to win the Premier League title and I’m looking forward to hopefully doing so.” Mourinho underlined his desire to keep David Luiz at Chelsea in his first interview since taking over, and he also spoke about the need to strengthen the Blues squad. Chelsea are in talks with Bayer Leverkusen over the possible signing of forward Andre Schurrle. Mourinho met with Leverkusen general manager Rudi Voller prior to Michael Ballack’s testimonial in Leipzig, where the Portuguese managed a World XI in the German’s final match before retiring. Several other targets have been mooted, including Zenit St Petersburg striker Hulk and Fiorentina forward Stevan Jovetic. There are likely to be several outgoings this summer too. Florent Malouda has already admitted he will leave while Hilario, Ross Turnbull, Paulo Ferreira and Yossi Benayoun are also out of contract. Benayoun has been linked with a move to the United States, but the Israeli’s agent Ronen Katzav says the 33-year-old midfielder has other options too. He said: “He has several offers – not just from America, but Italy, England and Germany too. We are talking about what to do next, but it’s too early to say which is the best option yet.” Turnbull has been unable to edge Petr Cech out of the Chelsea team since moving to Stamford Bridge four years ago. The 28-year-old, who made just six Premier League starts during his spell at Stamford Bridge, is understood to be in talks with four English clubs. center_img Mourinho’s long-awaited return to Stamford Bridge was confirmed on Monday when he signed a four-year contract to replace interim manager Rafael Benitez. Chelsea have won the league just once since Mourinho led them to successive titles in 2005 and 2006. Other than the League Cup, the only domestic trophy Mata is yet to win is the Premier League and he wants that to change next year. “Winning the Champions League, FA Cup and Europa League was great, but I really want to win the Premier League title next season,” the Spaniard told Chelsea’s website. last_img read more

Eleven Stars Club win Bodoland Martyrs’ Gold Cup

first_imgA CorrespondentKokrajhar: Eleven Stars Club of Bongaigaon lifted the 20th Bodoland Martyrs’ Gold Cup Football Championship trophy at Banargaon today defeating Baarhoongkha Athletic Club of Kokrajhar by a solitary goal. The all important goal was scored by Thanel Singh.The champion trophy along with cash Rs 1 lakh was handed over by the Minister of Soil Conservation and Social Welfare Pramila Rani Brahma while Runners up a trophy and cash Rs. 50,000 was given away by the EM of Sports and Youth Welfare, BTC Doneswar Goyary.Ajanta Rabha of Bongaigaon Eleven Stars Club was adjudged as the Best Player award. The trophy and cash Rs. 5000 was given away by the Commandant of the 7 APB. MM Boro.It may be mentioned that Eleven Stars Club of Bongaigaon entered the final defeating OIL, Duliajan while Baarhoongkha Athletic Club of Kokrajhar entered the final by defeating ASEB, Guwahati.Also Read: Bodoland Martyrs’Gold Cup Football tournament kicks offAlso Watch: Jyoti Kendra Siksha Karmi staged sit in demonstration in front of Axom Sarba Siksha Abhiyaan officelast_img read more

2017 Limacol Round-Robin Knock-Out Football …

first_imgPolice stun Camptown, Winners Connection held by Northern RangersTHE Guyana Police Force (GPF) were the only winners on the opening night of the second round of the 2017 Limacol round-robin knock-out football tournament on Monday evening.In the first game, played at the Georgetown Football Club ground (GFC), the Linden-based side Winners Connection could not find that decisive goal against the Northern Rangers, with yellow cards being the order of the day.Javon Figueira, Lennox Allicock and Kwesi Martian each received yellow for Winners Connection while Adolph George and Gregory Gomes got yellow for Northern Rangers.There was no drawing the second game of the evening as Police arrested Camptown thanks to Jamal Codrington in the 53rd minute.With that stalemate, Winners move to the top of Group A and Northern Rangers move up to third place.However, Milerock will have a chance to take over the lead of the group or Grove Hi-Tech can use the opportunity to move up from their fourth place when the two meet at the GFC from 18:30hrs today.In the second game of the evening, Western Tigers and Eagles United will spar for the lead of Group B as they are both on three points with a positive goal difference of 1, while both Uitvlugt and New Amsterdam United are yet to score a point.Den Amstel have assumed the lead of Group C while Santos and Ann’s Grove are tied for second with one point each and a goal difference of 0.With the victory on Monday, Police have established a commanding lead of four points atop Group D with Mahaica Determinators, Riddim Squad and Camptown each with one point.last_img read more