The King and I Extends Indefinitely on B’way, Announces National Tour

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on June 26, 2016 The King and I Certainly cause to whistle a happy tune! Broadway’s The King and I, which received nine Tony nominations including Best Revival, has extended indefinitely at Lincoln Center’s Vivian Beaumont Theatre. Directed by Bartlett Sher, the musical stars Ken Watanabe and Kelli O’Hara; all three garnered Tony nods for their work on the production. A national tour has also been announced, and will launch in November 2016 in Providence, RI. The tour will play multi-week and single week engagements throughout the 2016-17 touring season and beyond. Casting and additional engagements for the tour will be announced later.The King and I is set in 1860’s Bangkok and tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam (Watanabe) and Anna Leonowens (O’Hara), a British schoolteacher, whom the imperious King brings to Siam to tutor his many wives and children. The musical’s score includes Getting To Know You, Hello Young Lovers, Shall We Dance, I Have Dreamed and Something Wonderful.In addition to O’Hara and Watanabe, the Lincoln Center cast includes Ruthie Ann Miles as Lady Thiang, Conrad Ricamora as Lun Tha, Ashley Park as Tuptim, Edward Baker-Duly as Sir Edward Ramsey, Jon Viktor Corpuz as Prince Chulalongkom, Murphy Guyer as Captain Orton, Jake Lucas as Louis, Paul Nakauchi as Kralahome and Marc Oka as Phra Alack.The show first opened on Broadway on March 21, 1951 and earned five Tony Awards including Best Musical. The tuner has received three Broadway revivals, most recently in 1996 with a production starring Donna Murphy and Lou Diamond Phillips. Related Shows View Commentslast_img read more

Pawnshops sue to delay Pentagon’s new Military Lending Act rules

first_imgA pawnshop chain is asking a federal judge to delay implementation of new Pentagon rules enforcing the Military Lending Act.Huntco Pawn Holdings, a chain that operates shops in Illinois, Iowa and Missouri, filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, charging the Department of Defense failed to take into account the impact the rules would have on small businesses, such as pawn shops.Credit unions also have expressed concern about the impact of the rule, which places a verification burden on them.Changes to the MLA were finalized last year; they added several protections on loans to military service members. Loans to borrowers cannot exceed a 36% military annual percentage rate.Pawn shops previously were not subject to the MLA, Huntco stated in the suit. Beginning Oct. 3, however, pawn shops would be subject to civil and criminal liability if they make a loan with an interest rate that exceeds the MLA limit. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

How to securely pivot through 2020

first_imgIt’s no secret that 2020 isn’t going exactly how we imagined (understatement of the year). For a lot of us we celebrated the end of 2019 as we would any other year, excited for a fresh start, hopeful for a “better year”, full of promises, strategic plans, and big growth goals. We can all agree that Ross Geller unknowingly coined what is now the new word for strategic planning in 2020, “PIVOT”! (don’t act like you didn’t binge every season of Friends during the pandemic). The financial services sector was no exception to the disruption, as 2020 marked a period of tremendous change, not just from COVID-19, but by new privacy and cybersecurity regulations. While many financial institutions were ready to start their technology transformation climb, the mandatory shelter-in-place orders due to the global pandemic shoved the slow and steady technology growth plan into full-on hyperdrive mode in a matter of days.Fast forward six months and for some companies it’s been a slow and cautious migration back to the office, but for others there is no future plan to return. The sudden PIVOT to a remote workforce meant new software and hardware needed to be implemented and fast, too fast in fact to ensure proper installation compliancy and proper updates to policy. What’s unfortunate is that fraud and cyberattacks are increasingly prevalent today as attackers continue to evolve with COVID-19, adjusting to hybrid environments, targeting both personal and business systems. They are becoming better organized, better financed, and better equipped.  So, now what? You plan for the all possible futures. Acknowledge the global nature of cybersecurity risk and build a security framework that compliments your current risk management, to strengthen your security posture, and can evolve with technology and business requirements. Here are just a few best practices to consider. Where are your assets and what is their value? Identify your most important data or mission-critical assets, determine their value and where they are located. Certain advanced technologies and programs can be used to scan for these valuable tidbits and pull this information together quickly and precisely. Remember, not all data is created equal and requires different levels of protection. Hackers will be more interested in high-value assets than those of lesser importance. Hence, why having this knowledge will allow you to prioritize efforts and adjust risk strategies based on protecting these crucial assets and allocate portions of your budget accordingly.  Recognize potential threats Always be identifying, assessing, and responding to risk. Identifying and understanding the threats and risks of your technology environment allows you to understand how to prioritize and facilitate the implementation of effective security strategies. Threats are factors that can damage, destroy, or compromise valuable data, and they could emerge from internal operations or external relations. For example, an employee who leaves login credentials somewhere easily accessible or noticed can be considered a potential threat. The truth is, our employees are our biggest cybersecurity risk, so make sure you’re training them … they don’t know what they don’t know.  Implement Effective Security ControlBuild processes that addresses your credit union’s specific data security needs. Implement processes like response planning; communications; analysis; mitigation and improvements. Then you can develop, document, and implement a disaster recovery processes to remain resilient!Review your newly migrated technology environmentAh yes, the famous last words of every CEO whose company was breached, “I didn’t know, I thought the security we had in place was top notch” (aka good enough). Think of it this way, you wouldn’t expect your employees to open up a new account for someone without verifying their credentials, right? So, why would you assume the security protecting all your data is bulletproof or compliant without performing a proper vulnerability scan?   Conclusion We’re more than halfway through 2020. We may not know what the second half of the year has in store, but if there was ever a time to start implementing a proper security framework to your risk management, now would be the time. More so, whether you were one of the few organizations who were prepared to weather the COVID storm, or whether you were the majority who had to PIVOT quickly to deploy new technologies in order to adapt, your next steps remain the same.  Always be assessing! If your organization is relying on technology, building a cybersecurity framework will assist in assessing and addressing cybersecurity as it affects the privacy of customers, employees, and other parties. If your organization has a cybersecurity framework in place, GREAT, assess it to make sure your processes and policy is evolving with technology and current business regulations. If you have no idea if you have a cybersecurity framework in place, or how to get started, that’s okay too! You can get started by utilizing templated frameworks offered by the Center for Internet Security (CIS)  and the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST)No matter where you are in the process, remember to train your people! Utilize free phishing tests through KnowB4 to see what percentage of your employees are phish-prone.Read up on ransomware and how to be preventative. Download the 2020 Ransomware Hostage Rescue Manual including a Ransomware Prevention Checklist! 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Ashley Casey Ashley Casey is the Director of Sales & Marketing at Think|Stack. Web: www.thinkstack.co Detailslast_img read more

Shell taps Subsea 7 for Arran field work worth over $100 million

first_imgShell has hired offshore installation and construction company Subsea 7 for work on the Arran gas condensate field development in the UK North Sea.Aerial photography of Shell’s Shearwater Platform in the Central North Sea. Copyright: Shell International Ltd / Photographer: Ross JohnstonSubsea 7 will be responsible for the project management, engineering, procurement, construction and installation of 60 kilometers of mechanically lined pipe-in-pipe production flowline, together with subsea structures and tie-ins at the Arran and Columbus gas condensate fields and the Shearwater platform.The Arran field sits around 240 kilometers east of Aberdeen and approximately 3 kilometers from the United Kingdom (UK)/Norway median line.The contractor said on Friday that project management and detailed engineering had already started at Subsea 7’s office in Aberdeen. Offshore activities are expected to begin in 2020. This contract award is between $100 million and $200 million.Jonathan Tame, Vice President UK & Canada, said: “This latest contract builds on our strong and established relationship with Shell, which has seen us deliver our design, engineering and technology expertise on a range of their projects for over 35 years.”Shell took over operatorship of the Arran field in the UK North Sea and made the final investment decision (FID) to develop the field in October 2018.At peak production, Arran is expected to produce around 100 million standard cubic feet a day of gas and 4,000 barrels per day of condensate, which combined equates to 21,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day (gross).The natural gas and liquids will be transported via a subsea pipeline to the Shell-operated Shearwater platform.Offshore Energy Today StaffSpotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Offshore Energy Today, established in 2010, is read by over 10,000 industry professionals daily. We had nearly 9 million page views in 2018, with 2.4 million new users. This makes us one of the world’s most attractive online platforms in the space of offshore oil and gas and allows our partners to get maximum exposure for their online campaigns. If you’re interested in showcasing your company, product or technology on Offshore Energy Today contact our marketing manager Mirza Duran for advertising options.last_img read more

Cameroon Extends Ban on Full Veil in Bid to Stop Attacks

first_imgCameroon has extended a ban on full Islamic veils in parts of the country as it seeks to curb Boko Haram violence after a string of suicide bombings by female attackers. The decision comes less than a month after two female suicide bombers wearing full veils blew themselves up on the border with Nigeria in the north, killing 11. Then on Wednesday twin suicide bombings by two young girls killed 13 people in a market in Maroua in northern Cameroon.The full veil is already banned in the northern and western regions of Cameroon. It is now also forbidden in the east. The governor of the East Region chaired a security meeting on Thursday that included Muslim clerics where he “announced the ban of a full veil or burqa”, Cameroon Radio Television reported.Mireille Bisseck, official spokesperson for the western Littoral region, where the economic capital of Douala is located, told AFP that “the manufacturing, sale and wearing of the burqa” has been banned.Bisseck said that sermons during Muslim prayers would also be subject to increased surveillance. Northern Cameroon has been hit hard by Boko Haram attacks, and authorities fear they might spread southwards and into big cities.last_img read more

Criminal violence takes rising toll in Caribbean

first_img 140 Views   no discussions Share LocalNews Criminal violence takes rising toll in Caribbean by: – February 9, 2012 A new UN report states that increasing violent crime is threatening economies and livelihoods in the CaribbeanPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — An increasing crime rate is threatening economies and livelihoods in Caribbean countries, states a new United Nations report that calls for the right mix of policies and programmes to tackle the problem.The Caribbean Human Development Report 2012, prepared by the UN Development Programme (UNDP), says that with the exception of Barbados and Suriname, homicide rates – including gang-related killings – have increased substantially in the last 12 years across the Caribbean, while they have been falling or stabilizing in other parts of the world. Latin America and the Caribbean are home to 8.5 percent of the world population, yet the region accounts for some 27 percent of the world’s homicides, according to the report, which was launched on Wednesday in Port of Spain, Trinidad. The report – the first UN Human Development Report focusing on the Caribbean – is the result of extensive consultations with 450 experts, practitioners and leaders and reflect a large-scale survey with 11,555 citizens in the seven assessed countries in region: Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, Saint Lucia, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago. It found that even though the total number of murders in Jamaica dropped after the report’s completion to 1,124 in 2011 – a seven-year low – the country has the highest homicide rate in the Caribbean and the third-highest murder rate worldwide in recent years, with about 60 murders per 100,000 inhabitants. Only El Salvador and Honduras have higher rates, with 66 and 82.1 murders respectively per 100,000 people, the report notes, citing figures from the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). In Trinidad and Tobago, the report notes, murder rates increased five-fold over a decade, to more than 40 per 100,000 in 2008, and then declined to 36 in 2010. “Violence limits people’s choices, threatens their physical integrity, and disrupts their daily lives,” said UNDP administrator Helen Clark at the report’s launch. “This report stresses the need to rethink our approaches to tackling crime and violence and providing security on the ground,” said Clark. “We need to follow approaches that are centred on citizen security and address the causes of this recent increase in violent crime, including social, economic, and political exclusion.” Although murder rates are exceedingly high by global standards, Caribbean nations can reverse the trend, states the report, which calls for governments to beef up public institutions to tackle crime and violence while boosting preventive measures. Among its recommendations, the report calls on Caribbean governments to implement youth crime prevention through education, as well as provide job opportunities that target the marginalized urban poor. Because crime harms social cohesion, Caribbean nations must better address youth violence and street gangs, whose crimes are rarely prosecuted, the report adds. As for the impact on the region’s economies, estimates by the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) show that the cost of gang-related crime is between 2.8 percent and 4 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) in the region through both the cost of policing and as a result of lost income from youth incarceration and reduced tourism.According to the report, crime costs Jamaica alone over $529 million a year in lost income. In Trinidad and Tobago, a one percent reduction in youth crime would boost tourism revenue by $35 million per year. For every additional “gang” in a community, homicide rates increased by about 10 percent, according to research featured in the report.Caribbean News Now Tweetcenter_img Share Share Sharing is caring!last_img read more

Falcons’ coach denies India link

first_imgRelatedPosts India to reopen schools even as country records  89,700 new virus cases Toxic alcohol death toll crosses 100 in India as 30 arrested India extends restrictions on domestic flights operations for four months Nigeria women’s national team head coach Thomas Dennerby has called links to the India U17 women national team job “fake news” and insists he is focused on sorting out his future with Nigeria.The head coach job at the helm of the 2020 Fifa U17 Women’s World Cup hosts is vacant and the All India Football Federation search for a tactician to lead the team on home soil is on.Dennerby has recently been linked to the job, as reports in India scooped by Goal claimed that the former Sweden coach is the AIFF’s leading candidate for the position.But Dennerby, who earlier threatened to leave current his job as coach of the Super Falcons of Nigeria, insisted that there was no approach for his services and that he is keen on resolving the matter with the West African nation’s governing body.“It’s fake news and click bait! There’s been no approach from any country,” Dennerby told Goal.“I believe they are quite aware of my situation with Nigeria but I want to clarify that I did not receive any proposal from India or any other country whatsoever, as they are saying.“I am still under contract with Nigeria and currently focused on sorting out my future before thinking about what is next for me.”Dennerby took over the Super Falcons in January 2018 having led the Sweden women’s side to a third-place finish at the 2011 Women’s World Cup during his seven-year stint in charge.Despite the current saga, Dennerby made his mark in the last 18 months, winning the African Women’s Cup of Nations, Wafu Cup and also reaching the Round of 16 at the Women’s World Cup.With Nigeria seeking to return to the Women’s Olympic Games in Tokyo next year, after missing the 2012 and 2016 editions, Dennerby is still keen on seeing out his contract which expires in the summer of 2020. Tags: Indialast_img read more

Evans stands by denial

first_img While Evans pleaded his innocence, 29-year-old Cisse was quick to issue an apology and accept the charge and the prospect of a seven-game suspension – his will be increased because of a violent conduct case earlier in the campaign – which all but ends his season. If Evans fails in his bid to clear his name, he will sit out against Arsenal, the league games against Tottenham, Liverpool, Aston Villa and Manchester City, the FA Cup semi-final if United get there, and the trip to Chelsea if they do not. Cisse is set to miss the Magpies’ league fixtures against Everton, Arsenal, Sunderland, Liverpool, Tottenham, Swansea and Leicester, and there will only be three games remaining when he becomes available once again for West Brom’s visit to Newcastle on May 9. Manchester United defender Jonny Evans stuck to his guns and was left to face a Football Association hearing on Friday night after again denying spitting at Papiss Cisse. The 27-year-old Northern Ireland international had been given until 6pm to respond to a charge which was levelled at both men under the FA’s rule E1[a] on Thursday. And while Newcastle striker Cisse almost immediately accepted the charge, stemming from an incident in Wednesday night’s clash between the clubs at St James’ Park, FA disciplinary chiefs announced Evans would fight it. An FA statement, released via its official Twitter account, read: “Manchester United’s Jonny Evans denies FA charge in relation to incident involving Papiss Cisse. “Independent Regulatory Commission hearing tonight, decision expected tomorrow.” Evans’ decision was entirely in keeping with a statement he released before charges were levelled, insisting he would never deliberately spit at a fellow professional, a sentiment backed up by his manager Louis van Gaal. Van Gaal said of the spitting claims on Thursday: “It was not his intention and I said already I cannot imagine that Jonny Evans could do that and he has said that also. I believe him so for me the matter has been done.” Evans faces a mandatory six-game ban – the first game would be Monday night’s FA Cup quarter-final against Arsenal – if he is found guilty, and he faced an overnight wait to learn the verdict. He and Cisse were charged after a panel of former elite referees unanimously agreed they both had cases to answer. Striker Cisse reacted angrily to the defender’s 38th-minute challenge on him and television replays suggested both men spat in the direction of the other as the confrontation degenerated. Neither match referee Anthony Taylor nor his assistants saw the incident, prompting the FA to launch an investigation. Press Associationlast_img read more

DMW lights up National Gymnasium on night two

first_imgTHE voluminous Thursday evening crowd at the National Gymnasium was given much to cheer for when local champs, the Pepsi Hikers, took on Queen’s Park of Trinidad and Tobago in the men’s division of the Diamond Mineral Water (DMW) Indoor Hockey Festival.The highly anticipated feature match of the evening lived up to its billing as both teams began their quest for victory at a blistering pace.Queen’s Park captain Daren Cowie changed the game in the 5th minute with an opening goal to put his side up by one, but Hikers captain Robert France responded in the 7th minute through a rebound off goalkeeper Reiza Hussein.This exchange signalled the true nature of the match and Queen’s Park striker Jordan Vieira brought the crowd to its feet yet again with a deft spin to evade one defender, weave by another and slot home his shot in the far corner of the goal.The Hikers, however, refused to fade and France netted his second in as many minutes when he deflected a Jamarj Assanah pass from the left into the open goal behind the beaten Hussein in goal.Vieira and Dominic Young managed to surge ahead with a pair of goals for Queen’s Park in the 13th and 14th minute respectively, before Randy Hope pulled the Hikers back within one from a penalty corner strike three minutes before halftime.The second half produced fewer goals but even more excitement, as Aroydy Branford released one of his trademark lightning bolt penalty corner flicks into the Queen’s Park net in the 24th minute to tie the game for the third time at 4.Queen’s Park’s Jordan Vieira stunned the local crowd by completing his hat-trick through a penalty corner in the 33rd minute to give his side what was surely expected to be the winning goal before Branford drew level again just seconds from the final buzzer to see the game end at 5-5.In the opening fixture of the night, the Pizza Hut GCC ladies’ long-standing win streak against the Woodpecker Hikers, spanning several years, came to an end as the Hikers managed to tie the game at 2, in the final minute through guest player Allana Lewis.Canadian ladies, the Toronto Toros, cruised to an easy 6-0 victory over Old Fort with Kaelen Watson and Jaslan Stirling scoring doubles and Angela Lancaster and Danica Jayme adding one each.The Toros seemed unsettled in the opening minutes despite having the edge on Old Fort in possession, but as the match progressed they tightened their grip and rallied off five unanswered second half goals after a first-half that only produced one.Bounty GCC men scored three early goals in their clash against Carib Hockey Club of Trinidad.The Bourda side seemed to throttle back a bit too sharply as Carib managed two goals to reduce the deficit to one before GCC stepped up their game with two more late goals for the 5-2 win.Kevin Spencer was the leading marksman for GCC scoring 4 of their 5 goals while Kareem McKenzie scored the 5th. Dylan Francis and Kern Ramsammy were the goalscorers for Carib.The two Carib veteran division matches of the evening saw Queen’s Park destroy Antonio’s Hikers by 5-1 and the Bal-Wash-ers (comprising players from Baltimore and Washington in the USA) edging past Carib HC by 5-3.Matches continue throughout the weekend with the finals being played from 16:00hrs tomorrow.last_img read more

The Latest: Canada reskeds Olympic swimming trials to April

first_imgThe LNR says it is waiting to see what rules the government sets out following the end of lockdown before definitively deciding if a resumption is possible.France is under lockdown until May 11.___The Berlin Marathon says the race cannot be held as planned in September because of new restrictions in the city related to the coronavirus pandemic.City authorities have extended a ban on major events with more than 5,000 people until October 24. More than 62,000 people took part in the marathon last year. The cancellation follows Tuesday’s announcement by the government that its ban on all large-scale events was being extended until Sept. 1.The KNVB says it also plans to cancel the rest of the men’s season but will discuss the issue with UEFA before making the final decision.___The French rugby league has canceled the semifinals of its Top 14 league because of the coronavirus pandemic.The LNR’s executive committee abandoned hosting the semifinals on June 19 and 20 and the final in mid-July in the southern city of Nice but says they could potentially be played before the end of summer if health conditions allow. Associated Press April 22, 2020 Organizers say they will take time to “engage with the consequences of the authorities blocking our events, agree on further steps and then inform you.”There was no mention of any plan to restrict the race to elite runners only. That was the solution used by the Tokyo Marathon on March 1.The Berlin Marathon is typically one of the fastest in the world. The current men’s world record was set in Berlin by Eliud Kipchoge in 2018.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 It will be shortened to five days instead of seven, which was the original plan for this year. Selection and nomination policies for the team chosen from the trials will be developed with the Canadian Olympic Committee.The date change is a result of the Tokyo Games being rescheduled for July 23-Aug. 8, 2021, because of the coronavirus. Swimming Canada will hold its open water trials April 17-18, 2021, in the Cayman Islands. Swimming Canada high performance director John Atkinson says that while swimmers are unable to train now, he’s hoping they will resume in this fall.___center_img With the aid of a walking frame, Moore walked 100 laps of his garden in eastern England to support workers in Britain’s National Health Service. He wanted to complete the mission before his 100th birthday on April 30, and his family initially set a target of raising 1,000 pounds.___The Dutch soccer association has canceled the remainder of the women’s league season and cup tournament following a discussion with the clubs.The KNVB says the consequences of the cancellation will be clarified on Friday when soccer authorities talk with the clubs.PSV Eindhoven currently leads the women’s league. The Latest: Canada reskeds Olympic swimming trials to April A 99-year-old World War II veteran who has raised more than 28 million pounds ($34.5 million) for Britain’s health service during the coronavirus pandemic has been invited to perform one of British sport’s quaintest traditions once the crisis is over.Tom Moore will get the chance to ring the famous bell at Lord’s cricket ground, signalling the start of a day’s play, as a reward for his fundraising efforts that have become a national rallying point. The job is typically given to former cricketers or figures in the sport.The offer was made to Moore, a cricket fan, by England captain Joe Root – a fellow Yorkshireman.“I’d love you to give us a team talk at some point as well,” Root said in a video conversation with Moore, “and get all the lads in the right frame of mind.”The Twitter account of Lord’s posted a message to Moore, saying he is “an inspiration to us all.” Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Canada has rescheduled its Olympic swimming trials for April 7-11, 2021, in Toronto.last_img read more