Off-Broadway’s The Fantasticks Sets Closing Date

first_img View Comments Related Shows After 55 years, off-Broadway’s longest-running musical, The Fantasticks, will shutter on May 3. At the time of its closing the production will have played a total of 20,672 performances in NYC: 17,162 at the Sullivan Street Playhouse and 3,510 performances at the Snapple Theater Center. The Fantasticks The current cast of The Fantasticks includes Edward Watts as the Narrator (El Gallo), Daniel Berryman as The Boy (Matt), Samantha Bruce as The Girl (Luisa), Donald Corren as The Boy’s Father (Hucklebee), Joe Dellger as The Girl’s Father (Bellomy), MacIntyre Dixon as The Old Actor (Henry), Michael Nostrand as The Man Who Dies (Mortimer) and Drew Siegla as The Mute, along with Dave Schoonover, Rita Markova, and Tom Flagg. Show Closed This production ended its run on June 4, 2017 Directed by Tom Jones, The Fantasticks has a book and lyrics by Jones and music by Harvey Schmidt. A modern twist on Romeo and Juliet, the musical tells the story of a boy and girl who fall in love and then quickly grow apart when they realize they want to experience the world. The Fantasticks features memorable songs “Try to Remember,” “Much More,” “They Were You” and “Soon It’s Gonna Rain.”last_img read more

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Adult day at camp

first_imgAdults can experience Rock Eagle 4-H Center Saturday, June 19 during a special Rock Eagle Adult Learning session. During this REAL session, adults can canoe the center’s lake, watch turtles basking on logs and possibly spot the local great blue heron that makes his home on the lake.The session is set to begin at 10 a.m. at Rock Eagle 4-H Center’s Natural History Museum. A fee of $10 will provide visitors with personal flotation devices, canoeing instruction, light snacks and entrance to the museum. Visitors should bring water bottles, hats, sunscreen and a change of clothes for after the canoe trip.To register for REAL, call Kelly Scott at (706) 484-2834 or email her at To learn more about Rock Eagle’s environmental education program, visit the website .last_img read more

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5 things to consider before signing a vendor contract

first_img 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Kelly Flynn Kelly has over 15 years of sales and management experience helping financial institutions of all sizes. She leads a team whose charter is to optimize the value of every contract … Web: Details Picture this: you’ve just been offered what looks like a fantastic contract renewal by your current vendor for credit and debit card processing, or core processing. Renewing means you’re locked in, no price increases. You’re thinking, “Pretty sweet deal — and I don’t have to think about this again for a long while!” But don’t sign on the dotted line just yet — what you’re signing away could be a substantial amount of savings and much more.Flexibility and more bargaining power are the keys to securing the best deal. Having a third-party expert on your side to examine and negotiate your contracts line item by line item to find five-, six- , or even seven-digit savings is the best approach for getting the best results.So, before you ink a long-term deal, make sure you can answer “YES!” to all of the following:1. Is the vendor constantly innovating and evolving?History is filled with once-successful companies that failed to innovate and lost their edge … Kodak, Sears, America Online and more. Just because you’re with an industry-leading vendor now, the company could be on the decline in a decade or less. Before you hitch your financial institution to a vendor with a long-term agreement, it is important to investigate what it’s doing to stay relevant and competitive for the long-term. 2. Is this vendor the best partner for my credit union?Remember MySpace? It was all the rage until a little company named Facebook came on the scene. You can’t expect your credit union to be the same institution it was, say, 10 years ago —so be sure to partner with a vendor who will be able to best serve you now AND in the future. If you’re renewing with your current vendor, you should be confident they have your best interests at heart, are easy to communicate with and offer solutions that meet your needs — both short- and long-term. 3. Is the pricing structure of the contract appropriate?Prices for computers, GPS devices, data storage and other technologies have dropped significantly over time with increasing automation and decreasing production costs. The same could be true in the next decade for certain IT services and equipment currently used by your credit union. Make sure your institution reaps some of these savings related to increased efficiencies. A third-party contract negotiator can easily let you know if you’re overpaying for certain services compared to other financial institutions, or if there’s a better way to structure your contract to get better pricing.For services like contract negotiations and overdraft program consulting, contingency pricing offers the most appropriate option of all. 4. Will I be taken care of after I sign a long-term contract? Don’t get stuck with a vendor that operates with an “out of sight, out of mind” mentality. Regardless of your asset size, you have the right to have high expectations for any service you purchase. Your vendor rep should be trustworthy, open to discussion, responsive to questions or concerns, and always proactively reaching out to you to make sure you’re 100% satisfied. 5. Will I be ready to renegotiate when the time comes?When you’ve been doing business with the same vendor for a long time, it can be easy to miss the auto renew deadline (typically 90 to 180 days from the contract expiration date) and let your contract automatically renew. However, renegotiating gives you the opportunity to review a vendor’s products and services against your credit union’s needs and lets them re-earn your business.Mark your calendar to begin renewal discussions between 12 to 18 months before the expiration date, which will give you enough time to get the best deal from your current vendor or, if need be, switch to a new one.Bottom line: Signing a multi-year vendor contract can be beneficial, as long as you carefully consider its short- and long-term impacts for your credit union. If you’re worried about the time it takes to renegotiate such agreements, partner with negotiation experts who will do all the heavy lifting to get you the very best deal. Learn more about how Franklin First Federal Credit Union benefited from contract negotiations support and then complete an easy, free appraisal to determine just how much you can save, starting today.last_img read more

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Public servants make donation to senior home

first_img 12 Views   no discussions Share Share Sharing is caring! Tweetcenter_img Share Staff and residents of the Northern District Home for the Aged has benefited from the charity of the Public Outreach Committee.The Public Outreach Committee, operating under the Establishment, Training and Personnel Department of Government Headquarters, on Friday donated a washing machine and built an outside sink for the Northern District Home for the Aged as part of giving back to the community.The contribution was planned by the committee among other activities leading up to Public Service Day in December this year.Malcolm St. Rose who is a member of the Public Outreach Committee made the official presentation.He said, “[This] is an opportunity for us as public officers to give. The Bible says, ‘To whom much is given, much is required’ and ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’ Therefore, public officers throughout the island came together and made cash donations to make this presentation possible for the residents of the Northern District Home for the Aged. On behalf of the Public Outreach Committee and public officers by extension, we present this washing machine to the establishment and we trust that it will be appreciated. We also pray for durability that it would serve them well for a long time.”Chairperson for the board of directors of the Northern District Home for the Aged, Augustus St. Jean received what he called a timely gift, with many thanks.“On behalf of the Northern District Home for the Aged board of directors, residents and staff, I want to thank the Public Service for their kind donation and gesture of love,” he said.Immediately following that action, the members of the Public Outreach Committee with shovels and pickaxes in hand commenced work on the outside sink.The donation was funded by contributions from public servants.The theme for the observance of Public Service Day 2012 is “Our Public Service: Transforming, Modernising, Positively Changing.”Government Information Service LocalNews Public servants make donation to senior home by: – July 16, 2012last_img read more

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Liverpool open Barcelona talks about Dembele loan

first_img Promoted Content11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top6 TV Shows That Got Better After A Major Character Had Left7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Who Earns More Than Ronaldo?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made11 Strange Facts About Your Favorite TV Shows5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks12 Flicks That Almost Ended Their Stars’ CareersWhy Go Veg? 7 Reasons To Do This Instead, Liverpool are turning to Dembele, who they have asked Barca about a straight loan. The door has also been opened to including a permanent option. Barca could be prepared to release Dembele after the arrivals of Francisco Trincao and Pedri. Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has made no secret of his admiration for Dembele, who he has been following since the attacker was coming through at Rennes. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Liverpool have made a surprise move for Barcelona for Ousmane Dembele. According to  Sport,  the Reds have opened talks with Barca about Dembele’s availability after being left unimpressed by Watford’s £36m asking price for Ismaila Sarr. read also:BREAKING: Man City crash out of UCL as Dembele strikesAdvertisementcenter_img Loading… last_img read more

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Spurs hope for 2017 stadium switch

first_img That depends, though, on the outcome of the public inquiry which was held last April and which has delayed the acquisition of the remaining property needed for the land to build the stadium. The club are waiting for a decision from Eric Pickles, the s ecretary of state for communities and local government, on the compulsory purchase order. Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy said: “We have fantastic, strong support. Our current 36,000-seater stadium sells out and the waiting list for season ticket holders is currently in excess of 47,000. “We cannot stress strongly enough how critical the new stadium is over the long term to these raised expectations. “We have the smallest capacity stadium of any club in the top 20 clubs in Europe, let alone the current top four Premier League clubs, and given we now operate within UEFA Financial Fair Play rules, an increased capacity stadium and associated revenues is fundamental to supporting the future ambitions and consistent achievement at the top of the game. “Our focus therefore is to continue to invest in and develop the squad – we shall not look to a summer of major upheaval, but rather to strengthen in key positions – to play the style of football for which we are famous – and to deliver the new stadium.” Spurs announced a profit for the year ending June 30, 2013 after tax and interest of £1.5million, having made a £4.3million loss in 2012. Tottenham have announced they could leave White Hart Lane for a new stadium in three years. In announcing their financial results, the club said their new stadium could open as early as the summer of 2017. A statement from Tottenham read: “It is a major development that will present ongoing challenges and, subject to these challenges being manageable, we anticipate going out to tender for construction late this year which will make a stadium opening date of summer 2017 feasible.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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Trojans prepare for Syracuse

first_imgMuch of the hype around this weekend’s game against Syracuse has been focused on its location: MetLife Stadium, home of the world champion New York Giants and the media circus that is the New York Jets. But head coach Lane Kiffin stressed Thursday after the team’s final practice of the week that this trip was all about business.“It’s not about where you play, it’s about playing really well, regardless,” Kiffin said. “We’re flying there with one thing in mind and that’s to win the game and get back home.”Kiffin expressed a similar sentiment before last year’s first road game of the season against Arizona State in Tempe, AZ. The team showed its inexperience in that game, losing 43-22. Kiffin expects the team’s leaders to prevent a similar result this week.“Hopefully the young guys handle [the trip] really well,” Kiffin said. “We do have some senior leaders for them to learn from. Over the years, we’ve been a pretty good road team, and hopefully we’ll continue that.”In the Trojans’ season-opening victory over Hawaii, the team amassed 475 yards of offense, but gained just 81 yards rushing on 23 carries, good for 3.5 yards per rush. Despite the lack of production from the ground game, Kiffin does not plan on emphasizing the running attack.“We’re going to do the best thing to win, regardless of what that is,” Kiffin said. “Whether that’s throwing a bunch or running a bunch, whoever gets the touches gets the touches. But we need to get to 2-0.”The biggest challenge USC faces this week is Syracuse quarterback Ryan Nassib. In the Orange’s week one loss to Northwestern, Nassib obliterated school records with 44 completions and 65 pass attempts. A dual-threat quarterback, he completed 62.4% of his passes last season with 22 touchdowns and just nine interceptions.“He’s really, really good and extremely efficient,” Kiffin said. “Whether he’s completing balls or not taking sacks and making a few yards scrambling, he makes a ton of plays and does not make many mistakes.”The defensive lines for both teams will also be a huge factor in Saturday’s game. Syracuse’s front four, though undersized, present a tough matchup for the USC offensive line.“When you watch the film, you don’t realize [that they’re undersized] because they’re so strong,” Kiffin said. “They are very physical. We’re going to have our hands full.”On the other side of the ball, USC wants to get Syracuse in passing situations and put pressure on Nassib to make mistakes.“Getting them into some third and long situations is key,” Kiffin said. “[Our defensive backs] need to find a way to cover their guys long enough so we can get a pass rush.”When asked if his team viewed this game as an opportunity to extend the Pac-12’s brand to the east coast, Kiffin again preached that this was a business trip.“I think for our fans, our university, yes, it is important,” Kiffin said. “But for this team, no. I don’t even know for sure if these kids know where they’re playing. This is about the eleven guys out there executing very well, and that’s what we plan on doing.”last_img read more

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USC men’s basketball: Unexpected standouts fueled UCLA upset

first_imgAll the numbers suggested UCLA (19-3, 6-3) would thump USC (18-4, 5-4) on Wednesday night at the Galen Center, but the numbers were misleading.The Trojans’ 84-76 victory was an anomaly. Redshirt sophomore forward Shaqquan Aaron, the seventh man off USC’s bench, led the game in scoring with 23 points. He more than doubled the total from UCLA’s top two scorers this season, senior guard Bryce Alford and freshman forward TJ Leaf — the third and sixth top scorers in the Pac-12, respectively.“Shaqquan keeps getting better,” head coach Andy Enfield said. “He just made his mind up to play harder.”The Louisville transfer started the first 15 games this season, but a prolonged shooting slump plagued him. In USC’s last six games, Aaron started just once, averaging only 18.6 minutes per game. On Wednesday, he overcame his slump, sparking the Trojan offense with 14 points in 13 minutes in the first half. The Trojans were plus-18 with him on the court.Meanwhile, USC’s four freshmen committed one turnover while UCLA’s freshman trio gave up nine. UCLA freshman point guard Lonzo Ball, featured on the midseason Oscar Robertson National Player of the Year watchlist, committed a career-high seven turnovers. Entering the game, Ball had a 3.58 assist-to-turnover ratio — more than a full point better than any other Pac-12 guard. Yet, on Wednesday his ratio was 4-to-9 (.57).The Trojans also had five double-digit scorers compared to UCLA’s four. For only the third time this season, the Bruins had less double digit scorers than their foes. They are now 0-3 in those games.Bolstered by their high-scoring stars, USC notched 50 points in the first half for the first time this season. It was only the fourth half this season USC has eclipsed the 50-point mark in a half. Conversely, UCLA averages 93 points per game. Their 76 points was their tied-second lowest output this season.After falling behind 8-0, USC tried its zone defense.“It seemed to be working. We stuck with it the rest of the game. To hold them to 76 was an accomplishment,” Enfield said.Making buckets from behind the line gave the Trojans the offensive advantage. USC scored 42 points from 14 3-pointers, more than double its season average. UCLA scored 18 points from 3-point range, 45 percent under their season average of 33.“When your power forward is 6-foot-3, you better stretch the floor,” Enfield said. “You better make some threes.”His team lost the battle in the paint 42-24 but managed to win by sticking to the gameplan.“We had to play small and make some threes,” Enfield said. “Our point of emphasis was to contest the three.”His team tied its season high with 14 total. UCLA made only six of 20.Most surprising of all, freshman forward Harrison Henderson matched senior guard Bryce Alford with 3-point shots. When freshman forward Nick Rakocevic picked up his third foul with 2:02 to play in the first half, Enfield summoned Henderson.Henderson’s late first-half cameo was the freshman’s fifth Pac-12 appearance. When he swished a high-arching three from the corner, even the Galen announcer was stunned.“Eeeelijah Henderson!” he misspoke.Though Henderson did not play in the second half, his 3-point shot crescendoed USC’s late first-half run that established them as the team to beat.“Harrison Henderson deserves a lot of credit,” Enfield said. “He came in and wasn’t afraid of the moment.”In comparison, Alford’s 3-point shooting was a season low. The senior averages over 17 points per game and ranks ninth all-time in the Pac-12 with 284 3-point field goals. Entering the game he already had 18 percent more 3-point field goals (71) than second-best in the league, ASU’s Torian Graham (60). But on Wednesday, he shot 1-of-5 from deep and 1-of-7 overall.Prior to the game, USC’s 3-point defense ranked seventh in the Pac-12, and the Trojans had allowed 173 threes — tied second worst in the league with UCLA. In their previous two games, Arizona and Arizona State made 19 3-point buckets.The difference behind Wednesday’s deviations and the season’s standards might be traced to the capacity crowd at the Galen Center.“I just wish it was like this every night,” sophomore forward Chimezie Metu said.The Galen Center was averaging 3,693 patrons at 12 men’s basketball games prior to Wednesday’s event. Against UCLA, the arena was filled with 10,000-plus — just another anomaly.“The energy before the game and throughout the game was the best I’ve ever seen,” Enfield said. “I’ve been coaching for 22 years. It’s as good as any environment I’ve seen.”While the win counts as just one victory for the Trojans and one loss for the Bruins, Enfield hopes it means more to the fans.“I think [the win] means more for everyone in this building tonight,” Enfield said. “If you’re a USC fan, you can come here and have some fun. Any time you sell the Galen Center out and have all the students here and the fans, this is a big time college atmosphere.”A big-time college atmosphere deserves a big-time team. With recent wins versus Arizona State and UCLA, the Trojans are challenging college basketball’s West Coast hegemony. But to prove that Wednesday’s win was not a rarity, USC has a ways to go.last_img read more

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Veikkaus under fire for not fulfilling its responsibility mandates

first_img Submit Share A report commissioned by Finland’s National Institute for Health & Welfare (THL) has warned state-monopoly Veikkaus and media stakeholders that gambling advertising is not in-line with the nation’s public health interests.Speaking to national broadcaster, THL senior researcher Jani Selin stated that Veikkaus advertising messages had failed to convey the public health risks attached to gambling.“The advertising slogans of Veikkaus are at odds with public health communication. Veikkaus’ marketing sends very different messages than those about the dangers of gambling. They should be consistent and in keeping with the way that other harmful products are marketed,” Jani Selin detailed to Yle.Furthermore, Veikkaus position as state gambling monopoly has come under the scrutiny of Finland’s Social Affairs Ministry which detailed last month that the operator had failed to curb problem gambling rates, a key directive in Veikkaus absorbing RAY and Fintoto enterprises back in 2017.In its report, the THL urges the Finnish government to review Veikkaus €50 million advertising account, restricting the promotion of ‘high risk games’ and volume of Veikkaus advertising.Veikkaus Managing Director Velipekka Nummikoski would issue a statement defending the firm’s advertising practices, stating that Veikkaus has always followed a social mandate promoting low-risk ‘green games’.Nummikoski, detailed that problem gambling concerns should be attributed to foreign unlicensed operators, that could still target national consumers through multiple media channels, and that are not restricted public access by Finland’s legal frameworks. Veikkaus calls for early introduction of Finnish age verification measures August 28, 2020 Related Articles StumbleUpon Share Lottery leaders to address COVID-19 crisis at SBC Digital Summit April 17, 2020 Veikkaus seeks new wagering lead as Kauhanen departs to lead Finnish Hippos June 12, 2020last_img read more

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