Spring Awakening’s Andy Mientus Is the Next Broadway.com Vlogger!

first_img View Comments Spring Awakening Related Shows A certain Great White Way fave is about to fondle the pearl of your distant vlogging dreams. Incoming Spring Awakening star Andy Mientus is the latest to grab a camera and show us around backstage. Get ready for Vlog of Purple Summer: Backstage at Spring Awakening with Andy Mientus.Mientus, who plays Hanschen, will take us inside the Deaf West production’s innovative staging at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, from tech to previews to opening night and beyond. Expect appearances by his co-star and former vlogger Krysta Rodriguez, Oscar winner Marlee Matlin, a whole bunch of uber-talented newbies and his hubby-to-be: director Michael Arden. Mientus took home a Broadway.com Audience Choice Award last year for his Main Stem debut as Marius in Les Miserables. He returns to Spring Awakening after making a splash as Hanschen in the original production’s national tour. On screen, he has appeared in Smash, Chasing Life and The Flash. Mientus recently starred in Bent at Los Angeles’ Mark Taper Forum.Vlog of Purple Summer will kick off on September 4 and run every Friday for eight weeks. Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 24, 2016last_img read more

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Five levels of leadership

first_imgIn a business transformation, as a critical mass of leaders within the organization develops to a new stage, a tipping point is reached, enabling the system to make and sustain a leap from one level to a higher-order of the five levels of leadership and system performance: 1) Egocentric, 2) Reactive, 3) Creative, 4) Integral and 5) Unitive.EgocentricThe identity at the Egocentric level is “I am my needs.” We are identified with our ability to meet our needs. This identity does not notice other’s (often-competing) needs. We are islands unto ourselves, and we relate to others primarily to get our needs met. Growth at this phase is taking others’ needs and expectations into account. It requires defining ourselves co-relationally, such that our primary loyalty is no longer to ourselves, but to the relationship (friend, parent, family, organization, community).ReactiveThe ability to hold both our needs and the needs/feelings of others simultaneously is the hallmark of the Reactive level. We learn societal rules and play by them in order to meet expectations. We dive into our chosen professions and work hard on honing our outer game. We gain the Domain Knowledge required to succeed in a chosen field. We create businesses, build careers, climb ladders, get married, have families, and establish the homestead. continue reading » 12SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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A guide for planning (big & small)

first_img continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Is a recession really coming? What do the upcoming elections mean? Why do people let social media drive them to spend money they don’t have? Some answers to those questions and many more across a wide range of subjects were offered to credit unions here—but not before CU executives were given some questions of their own to answer.Putting all of those questions into play was Dr. Mary Kelly, a former naval commander, an author and an economist, who told Catalyst Corporate FCU’s Economic Forum that amid all those big issues there are also smaller ones that CU leaders must give attention, especially issues that aren’t small to members. Among those: many people who come to their credit union are “scared” and in need of help.A Recession?First, the subject on many people’s minds: the prospects for a recession.“We tend to be so worried about this long growth period that we just think it can’t last, that maybe it’s too good to be true,” said Kelly. “But the U.S. economy right now is pretty gosh-darned OK. Our GDP remains high at $65,000 per person. This is great. U.S. GDP will end 2019 at $21.3 trillion, up 2.3%.”last_img read more

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Get the most out of your credit union’s business continuity plan

first_imgBy now, every aspect of our personal and professional life has been impacted by COVID-19 in more ways than we can count. This pandemic has changed how we all live, how our members interact with us and how credit unions are operating. As we quickly adapt to navigating our ‘new normal,’ we may have discovered that our business continuity plan didn’t quite prepare us for every curveball we’ve encountered along the way.While it may seem impossible to plan for the unthinkable, there are steps you can take to get the most out of your BCP and save your credit union time and money should another crisis emerge down the road. By implementing a process to continuously review, test and improve your BCP, it will prove to be one of your greatest assets when facing challenging times in the future.Not sure if your credit union’s BCP review process is comprehensive enough? Consider the following:Is the BCP Specific & Reviewed Annually?Start by assembling a BCP team made up of credit union employees and scheduling an annual review of the plan. The first step for this team is to ensure that the BCP is specific to the needs of your organization. It’s not unusual for BCPs to be built through a cut-and-paste style of policy creation. While this is a good place to start, it is important to customize the BCP specifically to your credit union. Annually, the team should get together to review the BCP and detail any gaps in the plan. Throughout the year, new staff members may have joined, contact information may have changed etc., so it is important to ensure these details are current. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Erick Thohir appoints police general Carlo Tewu to help manage state firms

first_img“Pak Carlo from Polhukham is tasked with [settling] disputes between state-owned enterprises. There are around 20-something state-owned enterprises that have problems among one another. He is tasked with identifying the problems faced by the state firms so he understands the root of the problem so as to avoid taking the legal route,” Arya told reporters.In his first weeks in office, Erick has discharged all of the SOE Ministry’s Echelon I officials in a restructuring effort to improve bureaucratic efficiency in accordance with President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s mission. The restructuring will reduce the number of undersecretaries at the ministry from seven to three.Arya said Erick appointed three other people to become new officials at the ministry.“Pak Susyanto, who is from the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry, was appointed as the new Secretary to the SOEs Ministry,” he said. The new ministry secretary will be tasked with assessing the regulations that hamper SOEs’ growth, he added. State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) Minister Erick Thohir has appointed police Gen. Carlo Brix Tewu as the ministry’s new undersecretary in charge of law and legislation as part of ministry restructuring.The active two-star policeman’s appointment became effective on Jan. 31, ministry spokesman Arya Sinulingga said on Tuesday. Carlo, who graduated from the National Police Academy in 1985, once served as the expert staff member on ideology and constitution for the Coordinating Minister on Political and Legal Affairs (Polhukham) from 2016 to 2017. He was known as a member of the police’s “Cobra Team”, which investigated the death of Supreme Court Judge Safiudin Kartasasmita in 2001. Carlo and his team then arrested former President Soeharto’s son, Hutomo “Tommy Soeharto” Mandala Putra. Arya said the ministry had also appointed a former partner at consultancy firm Ernst & Young (EY) Indonesia, Nawal Nely, as the ministry’s undersecretary for finance and risk management.“She will be tasked with handling risk management for all SOEs so that they can have positive cash flow,” he said.He said the ministry also appointed former Finance Ministry director of government debt paper Loto Srinaita Ginting as an expert staff member on finance and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) development for the SOEs Ministry.“Bu Loto will handle partnerships between SOEs and small and medium businesses, as well as village-owned businesses to expedite their participation in SOE projects,” Arya explained.Topics :last_img read more

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This acreage property comes with the Nerang forest at its doorstep

first_img7 Conway Court Nerang 7 Conway Court NerangThe couple who previously said they had seen the house on a drive through Nerang more than a decade ago.“My husband Adam and I were living in Oxenford so we had always admired acreage properties but we saw this house getting built,” Mrs Patison said.“Adam said he was going to buy it one-day, it was so farfetched at the time that it was a bit of a joke but it turns out he really meant it because we bought it straight away when it went on the market.” 7 Conway Court NerangThe couple who have been running Molendinar sign bussies, Neontech, since 1994 said the home was one of the first built in the street and the solid structure attracted them.“After we bought it we put a few of our own touches on it,” Mrs Patison said.“We liked the structure of the home but we did some major renovations inside the home, taking out walls to make spaces bigger and opening it up to the outside more.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North9 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago7 Conway Court Nerang“The previous owners would not recognise it now, every single room is different.” With a fireplace in the living room, walls of stone feature throughout the home. “It is very easy to go overboard using stone but we had made it flow upstairs and featured it in the bathroom,” Mrs Patison said. 7 Conway Court Nerang“The ceilings are high and the roof is tiled so you couldn’t tell if it was raining unless you took a look outside.“We are big fans of natural materials and we spend a lot of time outdoors. I often bring my show horse to the property from our Beaudesert farm.” center_img The house has polished timber floors, a built-in-wine fridge and a cinema roomThere is also a one-bedroom studio that comes with the property. 7 Conway Court Nerang 5 3 4Auction: April 30, 11am Features: Timber flooring, cinema room and self-contained unit Area: 4750sq mAgent: Patricia Box, McGrath Surfers Paradise 7 Conway Court NerangTIMBER and stone create a stunning flow throughout this average home, described by the homeowners as a private haven with the Nerang forest on the doorstep.Sprawled out on 4750sq m, homeowners Charmane Patison and Adam Poole only ever dreamt about calling it home.last_img read more

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Royal Caribbean, Galveston Port Ink Contact for New USD 100 Mn Cruise Terminal

first_imgMiami-based cruise company Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCL) has signed a long-term contract with the Port of Galveston in Texas for a new USD 100 million cruise terminal.As informed, through the public-private partnership, RCL will build the terminal, then lease it from the port for an initial term of 20 years, with four 10-year extension options.Construction is expected to begin in April 2020 and the facility is scheduled to open in fall 2021.“We are excited to partner with the Port of Galveston to develop a world-class facility which will allow us to sail our newest, largest and most innovative ships from Texas starting with Allure of the Seas, one of the largest ships in the world,” Michael Bayley, president and CEO, Royal Caribbean International, commented. “The new terminal will allow us to increase our guests to the region by 50% generating a USD 100 million economic impact within the first year of operation.”The two-story terminal will have a footprint of approximately 170,000 square feet on 10 acres in the eastern section of the port known as Pier 10.The terminal will feature advanced technology and will be developed to meet the highest environmental standards. Improvements to the pier bulkhead and apron will be made to accommodate the cruise line’s largest vessels. In addition, a staging and loading area, bus and taxi staging areas and substantial parking will be constructed, according to Royal Caribbean.Specifically, the port will be responsible for items including maintenance, parking, and improvements to the dock so that it can accommodate the larger vessels, while RCL will contribute to the cost of improving the docks.According to a national report, Galveston’s cruise business grew by 13 percent in 2018, resulting in USD 1.5 billion in cruise industry direct expenditures.The port began its partnership with RCL in 2002 with the inaugural sailing of Rhapsody of the Seas. Currently, the port is home to Enchantment of the Seas and Liberty of the Seas, the largest cruise ship in the state of Texas.Read more:Royal Caribbean to Build New Cruise Terminal at Port of Galveston for Larger Shipslast_img read more

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Coffee-drinkers less likely to die from certain diseases

first_img Sharing is caring! Share Share Tweet 540 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share HealthInternationalLifestylePrint Coffee-drinkers less likely to die from certain diseases by: Associated Free Press – November 17, 2015 MIAMI, United States (AFP) — People who report drinking three to five cups of coffee per day are less likely to die prematurely from heart disease, suicide, diabetes, or Parkinson’s disease, US researchers said Monday.Both caffeinated and decaffeinated coffee were shown to have benefits, said the study by researchers at the Harvard University Chan School of Public Health published in the November 16 edition of the journal Circulation.The study compared people who don’t drink coffee, or drank less than two cups daily, to those who reported drinking “moderate” amounts of coffee, or up to five cups daily.The study did not prove a cause-and-effect for coffee and the reduced likelihood of certain diseases, but uncovered an apparent link that aligns with previous research, and that scientists would like to probe further.“Bioactive compounds in coffee reduce insulin resistance and systematic inflammation,” said first author Ming Ding, a doctoral student in the Department of Nutrition.“That could explain some of our findings. However, more studies are needed to investigate the biological mechanisms producing these effects.”No protective effect was found against cancer in this study. Some previous research has pointed to a link between coffee consumption and a lower risk of certain cancers.The study was based on data gathered from three large, ongoing surveys including some 300,000 nurses and other health professionals who agree to answer questionnaires about their own medical conditions and habits at regular intervals over the course of 30 years.“In the whole study population, moderate coffee consumption was associated with reduced risk of death from cardiovascular disease, diabetes, neurological diseases such as Parkinson’s disease, and suicide,” said the findings.Researchers also accounted for potential confounding factors such as smoking, body mass index, exercise, alcohol consumption, and diet. But the fact that the research relied on surveys, which use self-reported behaviour, could raise questions about its reliability.And experts warned that coffee — a substance adored by many devotees — may not be right for everyone.“Regular consumption of coffee can be included as part of a healthy, balanced diet,” said senior author Frank Hu, professor of nutrition and epidemiology at Harvard.“However, certain populations such as pregnant women and children should be cautious about high caffeine intake from coffee or other beverages.”last_img read more

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Milan donate €250,000 to support the Coronavirus emergency

first_img Loading… Read Also: Barcelona mock Ronaldo after Messi overtakes arch-rival again “The health and safety of our loved ones is our maximum priorities. Even our fans are going through this difficult time and are worried about their loved ones. “Milan are more than a club. It’s a community where we take care of each other, one community that represent Milan all over the world. We are united, side by side with all our fans. We have already announced that we will refund all those who have shown their love for Milan and we will take further steps to support our fans and help them overcome this difficult moment, returning their unaffected support of our club.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Milan have announced a donation of €250,000 to support the Coronavirus emergency and CEO Ivan Gazidis insists “there are more important things in life than football”. The Rossoneri have communicated their support of the local hospitals and in addition reimbursed all the fans who had tickets for the game against Genoa at San Siro last weekend. “AC Milan and the Milan foundation have decided to donate €250,000 to AREU (The Company of Regional Emergency and Urgency), an agency committed to dealing with health emergencies in the Lombardy region,” the announcement reads. “The donation will support AREU’s efforts in providing all assistance needed for those affected by the Covid-19 virus. “The club, already before the game against Genoa – played behind closed doors following the governments provisions for the containment of the virus – had decided to reimburse all fans, both those in possession of the single ticket and the season ticket holders. “Following numerous requests from the Rossoneri faithful on social media, the club starts a process with which it is possible to contribute by donating the reimbursement for the Coronavirus emergency.” CEO Gazidis added that the Diavolo are “united” with their fans in the battle against the spread of the Coronavirus and claimed that the “health and safety of our loved ones is our maximum priority”.center_img “There are more important things in life than football,” Gazidis added. “At a time when we all have to take care of those who are most vulnerable, we must act with the utmost responsibility, following the indications of the competent authorities. “On behalf of the club, I am proud to support, through this donation, the admirable efforts put in place by all those who are working to face this emergency. Promoted ContentBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MorePlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?8 Fascinating Facts About Coffee9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooThe Rarest And Most Valuable Card In The Whole Worldlast_img read more

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97 ‘illegal’ structures in Masamart demolished

first_imgPhoto by iFM Bacolod 943 BACOLOD City – Ninety-seven illegalstructures constructed on Masamart along Bonifacio Street were demolishedyesterday. The vendors must vacate the placeafter the approval of the repealed City Ordinance (CO) 183, series of 1980, totransfer all the sidewalk vendors at the Central Public Market and Masamart inBonifacio Street to Bacolod Vendors’ Plaza in Reclamation Area. Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran said thecity has realigned the budget worth P5 million from the building fund tomarket.center_img The City Legal Office’s EnforcementUnit removed vending stalls, makeshift houses, among others.Executive Assistant Ernie Pineda, cluster head on Markets, said the 5-day graceperiod given to the vendors to vacate their kiosks had already lapsed onTuesday. The budget will be utilized for therehabilitation of the Bacolod Vendors’s Plaza to accommodate more vendorsdisplaced by the road clearing operation./PNlast_img read more

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