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Patrick Stewart & Ian McKellen to Lead No Man’s Land in London

first_imgIan McKellen and Patrick Stewart (Photo by Bruce Glikas) View Comments The rumors were true and the X-Men are joining forces once more in the West End! Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen will headline Harold Pinter’s No Man’s Land in London, reprising their performances from the 2013 Broadway production that played in repertory with Waiting for Godot (which they had starred in, in the West End, in 2009). Sean Mathias will return to direct the production, which after a U.K. tour is set to play a limited engagement September 8 through December 17. Opening night is scheduled for September 20 at the Wyndham’s Theatre.No Man’s Land tells the story of two writers, Hirst (Stewart) and Spooner (McKellen)—but do they really know each other, or are they performing an elaborate charade? The ambiguity intensifies when two other men arrive. Further casting will be announced later.Stewart, who began his career with the Royal Shakespeare Company, earned a Tony nomination for Macbeth. His additional Broadway credits include A Life in the Theatre, The Caretaker, The Ride Down Mt. Morgan, The Tempest, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and his solo adaptation of A Christmas Carol. Best known as Captain Jean Luc Picard in Star Trek, his additional film and TV credits include American Dad, Family Guy, the 2009 TV movie adaptation of Hamlet and, of course, the X-Men movies alongside McKellen.McKellen earned a Tony Award for Amadeus and an additional nomination for Ian McKellen: Acting Shakespeare. His other Broadway credits include Dance of Death, Wild Honey, Amadeus, Ian McKellen: A Night Out at the Lyceum, and The Promise (which he also appeared in in the West End.) Known as Gandalf in the Lord of the Rings films, McKellen’s additional film and TV credits include Stardust, The Prisoner, Coronation Street and Gods and Monsters. He has frequently performed with the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Royal National Theatre.The production will feature set and costume design by Stephen Brimson Lewis and lighting design by Peter Kaczorowski.Check out Broadway.com getting up close and personal with the pair below.last_img read more

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Leadership lessons from a ‘Top Gun’

first_img 12SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Flying with the Blue Angels means hurtling through the air from all angles at 500 miles per hour in formations where your plane’s wingtips can come within 18 inches of your wingman’s jet.So it’s safe to say John Foley has plenty of credibility when it comes to speaking about the importance of trust, leadership, and a commitment to excellence in the work environment.The former Blue Angel will relate his experiences as a Navy pilot, a Sloan Fellow at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and an entrepreneur during a keynote address Sunday at the CUNA Tech/OpSS Council Conference in Orlando, Fla.Foley, who flew in the movie “Top Gun,” believes sustained excellence requires not only a commitment to constant improvement but also a methodology that’s repeatable, transferable, and effective. continue reading »last_img read more

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A tale of two signs? HMDA lobby notices

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Recently, we received a great question from a NAFCU member on HMDA implementation. While the new HMDA rules change the lobby notice disclosures, what about the current rule’s requirement? Specifically, the rule requires credit unions that are subject to HMDA reporting make modified data available to the public to 3 years and post a disclosure statement for 5 years. Here are some key excerpts from section 1003.5:(d) Availability of data. A financial institution shall make its modified register available to the public for a period of three years and its disclosure statement available for a period of five years. An institution shall make the data available for inspection and copying during the hours the office is normally open to the public for business. It may impose a reasonable fee for any cost incurred in providing or reproducing the data. continue reading »last_img read more

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PREMIUMJakarta’s ‘flood control’ under fire as thousands displaced

first_imgFacebook #flooding flood-control flood flood-mitigation #AniesBaswedan anies-baswedan Greater-Jakarta #Jakarta Linkedin The frequent heavy inundation caused by extreme rainfall and river floods across Jakarta since New Year’s Eve has raised questions about the city’s flood management capacity.Floodwaters in several areas of the capital Jakarta had just begun to recede on Monday morning, but heavy rains again battered the city overnight to cause mild to severe flooding on Tuesday morning that paralyzed traffic on several major streets.According to PetaBencana.id, which provides real-time flood information, 87 areas across the city had reported floods by 8:53 a.m. on Feb. 25.With Tuesday’s flooding, several Commuter train lines and Transjakarta bus routes serving Greater Jakarta have been disrupted for two consecutive days. Several major train stations were closed on Tuesday due to the flooding, including Ga… Topics : LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Forgot Password ? Log in with your social account Googlelast_img read more

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Dollar in tight range ahead of US services sector data

first_img“When it comes to dollar/yen, recovery expectations are supporting the dollar, but worries about the virus are capping the upside,” said Masafumi Yamamoto, chief currency strategist at Mizuho Securities.“The markets are focused on other currency pairs, like the Australian dollar, which is still in a clear uptrend against the US dollar due to the rise in copper prices.”The dollar held steady at 107.56 yen on Monday in Asia following a 0.3 percent gain last week. Market activity was subdued following the July 4 long weekend holiday in the United States.The euro changed hands at US$1.1247. Against the British pound, the common currency bought 90.18 pence. Sterling moved in a narrow range at $1.2474.Against the Swiss franc, the dollar was quoted at 0.9455.The Institute for Supply Management’s index for non-manufacturing activity due later on Monday is expected to rise to 50.0 in June from 45.4 in the previous month, indicating activity stopped shrinking.The greenback has been locked into narrow trading ranges recently as concerns about a resurgence in US coronavirus infections offset growing optimism about the economy.The euro will come into focus later in the trading day as Germany, the euro zone’s largest economy, is scheduled to release industrial orders for May.Retail sales for all of the eurozone will also be released later on Monday. Both indicators are forecast to recover strongly from large declines caused by the spread of the coronavirus.Elsewhere in currencies, the Australian dollar traded at $0.6944 on Monday in Asia following a 1.2 percent gain last week.The Aussie is another market focus ahead of a Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) policy meeting on Tuesday. Analysts expect that rates will stay at 0.25 percent amid signs that Australia’s economic downturn will not be as dire as first feared.Recent gains in prices of copper and other commodities that Australia exports, combined with a more positive tone for the RBA, are likely to support the Aussie, analysts say.Across the Tasman Sea, the New Zealand dollar was quoted at $0.6535.Topics : The dollar held steady against most currencies on Monday as investors awaited data expected to show the US services sector stopped contracting, and highlighting the economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.The euro moved in a narrow range before economic data from Germany and the eurozone that are also forecast to show a sharp rebound in corporate activity and retail sales, which would ease concerns about the economic outlook.A steady rise of new coronavirus infections in the United States has discouraged some investors from taking on excessive risk, but most market participants remain focused on the growing likelihood that major economies will continue to recover.last_img read more

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BCA to merge Rabobank Indonesia with BCA Syariah following acquisition

first_imgShe went on to say that the merger would increase the Islamic banking entity’s core capital without mentioning the figure.She said Rabobank’s core capital stood at Rp 384 billion, while BCA Syariah’s core capital stood at Rp 2.31 trillion as of 2019 after it injected Rp 1 trillion in capital in September of last year.BCA Syariah’s assets, meanwhile, stood at Rp 8.63 trillion in 2019 or up by 22.23 percent from the previous year.Given that BCA is aiming to grow the business, Vera said the bank had yet to have any intention to list BCA Syariah on the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX).In the meantime, Vera said BCA would focus on broader digital bank development and was testing the product on its own employees.“The launch will still be on schedule, October or November of this year,” she said, adding that it would target mainly millennial customers.BCA developed the digital bank after successfully acquiring Bank Royal in November 2019 for Rp 1.01 trillion.Following the acquisition, BCA injected Rp 1 trillion in capital into Bank Royal, making its issued and paid-up capital jump to Rp 1.29 trillion each from Rp 287.2 billion and boosting it to become a BUKU II bank category with a core capital of Rp 1 trillion to Rp 5 trillion.The plan was also in line with the digital banking trend during the pandemic, as it saw a 35-percent increase in digital banking transactions to Rp 5.1 billion as of the first half of this year.Jasa Utama Capital analyst Chris Apriliony lauded BCA’s plan to merge Rabobank with its Islamic bank subsidiary because of the huge potential from the large number of Muslims in Indonesia.“The merge would also impact the bank positively as it could significantly reduce operational cost in the long run,” he said.BCA’s shares, listed under the code BBCA at the IDX, have lost 3.37 percent of their value since the beginning of the year. As of 11 a.m. on Monday, the shares dipped slightly by 0.54 percent to Rp 32,300 apiece. Topics : Publicly listed Bank Central Asia (BCA) plans to merge newly acquired Rabobank Indonesia with its sharia financing arm BCA Syariah in 2021 to capture bigger opportunities in sharia-compliant financial products and services in Indonesia.BCA finance director Vera Eve Lim said on Aug. 28 that the bank expected to go forward with the merger in 2021 should the acquisition process go smoothly.“We’re currently focusing on completing Rabobank’s acquisition process with the Financial Services Authority [OJK], and once we finish, we’ll go forward with the merger,” she said during a virtual press briefing. BCA acquired all 3.72 million shares of the local arm of Dutch lender Rabobank from its five shareholders in December 2019, including its parent company Cooperatieve Rabobank UA.The country’s biggest privately owned bank by assets would buy Rabobank Indonesia’s shares for a total of US$20.5 million and one-time adjusted book value on closing.Vera went on to say that the merger between Rabobank and BCA’s sharia-compliant entity was aimed at grabbing the potential that Islamic banking presents in Indonesia.“I think there’s always an opportunity in the sharia market, especially in the commercial and small and medium enterprises [SME] segment,” she said, adding that the bank would continue BCA Syariah’s focus on SMEs and the retail segment.last_img read more

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Group backs HPV shot recommendation for boys

first_imgReuters 27 Feb 2012Boys 11 years and up should get Merck & Co’s Gardasil vaccine to protect them against HPV infections, which can cause genital warts as well as oral, penile and anal cancers, the nation’s largest group of pediatricians said Monday.“What we are hoping will come out of this is that we can push this as a cancer vaccine,” said Dr. Michael Brady of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). “We now have the ability to interrupt the transmission and the development of cancer.”The new statement leans on recommendations released last year by U.S. vaccine advisers and updates the previous stance of the AAP, which until now had only backed routine vaccination for girls.HPV, or human papillomavirus, is the most common sexually transmitted disease in the U.S. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, at least half of all sexually active people will catch genital HPV at some point.The infection usually doesn’t cause any symptoms and goes away on its own. But certain types of the virus may cause genital warts and, rarely, cancer.It’s estimated that HPV types 16 and 18 are responsible for 7,000 cases of cancer in men every year in the U.S. and 15,000 cases in women, most of them cervical cancers.http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/02/27/us-hpv-shot-recommendation-boys-idUSTRE81Q0NZ20120227last_img read more

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Divorce Etiquette 101

first_img Share Sharing is caring! Divorce Etiquette. Image via: Heike Kampe/ThinkstockThere’s no denying that divorce is hardest on the couple and their children. But its effects can ripple out into the splitting spouses’ social spheres as well, often causing disruptions when friends and family members aren’t sure about what they should say or do when it comes to interacting with the now-split couple. Why is divorce etiquette so tricky? “A lot has to do with our own emotional reaction to a close friend or family member’s divorce,” says Margot Swann, founder and director of Visions Anew, a nonprofit divorce resource for woman. “We don’t like the picture changing, which makes us feel awkward.” Plus, she adds, it might bring up uncomfortable feelings about our own marriage (If it can happen to them…) Here, nine issues that often arise when someone you know divorces, and how to handle them with grace.A good friend just told you that she’s getting a divorce and you don’t know the right way to respond.The best thing you can say in this situation is simply, “I’m here for you.” In a way, supporting a divorcing friend is not unlike supporting a grieving friend, because divorce—even if she wanted it, even if it’s relatively amicable—evokes similar feelings of loss. “She needs your support and friendship more than anything else,” says Swann. The easiest way to provide support is to take your cues from her: If she wants to just spend time with you without talking about her ex, do that. If she needs a few late-night sessions to vent and work through her grief, be there for her. If she just wants a little company, offer to take her along on your morning walks or to the gym; come by with coffee (or a bottle of wine!) if she can’t get a sitter. Don’t forget she may need practical help, too: Offer to drive her kids places or ask your husband to help out with chores like mowing the lawn or getting the oil changed in her car, suggests Swann.Your sister is getting a divorce, but you think she’s making a mistake.In truth, you don’t know—and never will know—if her divorce is truly a mistake because none of us really understands what goes on behind closed doors. Even if you are aware that she had an affair, for example, you still don’t know what caused her to stray. Keep in mind, too, that just because the news comes as a shock to you, the same might not apply for her; she may have been thinking about it, and discussing it with her spouse, for years before the announcement. One thing that is certain: Berating her for making a mistake won’t help, says Swann. However, you might want to ask if she’s tried couple’s counseling, says Darlene Lancer, JD, MFT, a former attorney who’s now a licensed marriage and family therapist and the author of the forthcoming Codependency for Dummies. “Even if they don’t ultimately reconcile, counseling can help the couple work through their divorce.” The bottom line: “Steer clear of offering advice that’s not asked for. Stick to support,” says Lancer.The couple you and your husband always go on double dates with is now divorcing and you two don’t know whose side you should be on.Presuming that the four of you are all friends, try your best not to choose sides or leave either of them out in the cold. “Divorcing spouses often find they lose friends and are excluded from events they normally attended, which is a shame,” says Swann. Remember, it’s not your job as a friend to take sides as much as it is to support and be there for her and him. If the female half of the couple is asking you to drop her ex from your friend list, tell her—as kindly as you can—that you’re there to be her friend, but you’re not actually angry with her ex, says Lancer. By the same token, be sensitive to both of their feelings by not telling either of them about the time you may have spent with the other person and ensure both of them that anything discussed when you are with them will always be confidential.Your brother is getting a divorce but you’ve grown close to your former sister-in-law and want to remain friends with her.There’s no reason why you can’t stay pals with a friend’s or family member’s ex, but the social etiquette can get thorny. Whereas before, you’d hang out with your sister-in-law at family functions, now it’s better to plan a girls’ night out for just the two of you—away from your brother and other family members. Swann also notes that you’ll likely have to alternate invitations while the divorce is still a sensitive subject, by having your brother and the kids over for a big family BBQ one weekend and then asking his ex to come over with the kids for a play date the following weekend, for example. If your brother is upset that you are still friendly his ex, be respectful of his feelings. “You can say, ‘I’m sorry you feel that way, but I still enjoy spending time with Jane. I hope you understand,’” suggests Swann. If he’s adamant about you breaking it off, you may have to decide if the friendship is worth risking your relationship with your brother, adds Lancer.Your best friend has become sensitive about the topic of money post-divorce; instead of discussing the subject, she avoids making plans with you.You may find that your friend is in tighter financial straits immediately after her divorce, particularly if she was a stay-at-home mom during the marriage, or has had to move because she could no longer afford the mortgage. This sudden change in lifestyle may make her retreat a bit more from her social life. If she declines to go out, try to be sensitive to her situation and generous when you can, says Swann. Dream up different things to do together that don’t involve spending cash, such as nature walks, free concerts and dinners at home. If there are group outings that you know she would love to go to—like dinner with a group of your girlfriends—“offer to pick up the tab now and then,” says Swann. “You don’t want her to feel isolated right now.” Family friends are getting a divorce and all the kids involved have a lot of questions about it.If your families have always been close, you may find yourself in the position of being your friends’ kids’ confidant. “Their children may talk to you before they talk to their own parents,” notes Swann. Reassure them that their parents still love them, and that the divorce is absolutely, positively not their fault (often a child’s biggest fear or suspicion). But resist trying to answer specific questions about “what happened.” The truth is that you don’t know the details. Your own kids may also be full of questions, such as why their friends’ dad (or mom) isn’t living at their house anymore or whether you’re on the road to divorce, too. Answer their specific questions as they arise (“Yes, Jen and Joe’s dad lives in a different place now, but he still loves them very much”) without trying to over explain. Saying something like, “Sometimes, families have problems that mean the mom and dad can’t live together anymore, but it has nothing to do with how much they want their kids to be happy and loved” goes a long way, says Lancer.A divorce amongst your circle of friends is leading to a lot of ugly gossip about the separating couple.Do your best to not go there. Whether your husband wants to share the “ex’s side,” your friend is prodding you for dirt on her ex or a mutual friend wants to dish about everyone involved, firmly opt out, says Lancer. It’s just never a good idea to indulge in negative divorce gossip, for everyone involved (particularly the couple’s children). Say to people other than your friend that you’d rather not be caught in the crossfire of any gossip for fear it’ll come back to you (He said that you said…). While it’s natural that your friend will want to talk about her divorce, because you care about her and are concerned about her emotional wellbeing, avoid the urge to tell her the latest rumors about her ex or trash talk him. “Say to her, ‘I don’t think talking to you about Frank is good for you, and it’s not good for our friendship, which I value,’ and change the subject,” says Lancer. If you truly can’t resist telling someone or feel you need to relieve the pressure of knowing too much, share your news with a disinterested third party so no one gets hurt.Your recently divorced friend is dating again—and you think it’s a terrible idea.Hold your tongue, at least at first, even if you think it’s too soon or that she’s making a mistake—because who’s to say if it is a mistake? Not you! Swann notes that sometimes newly divorced people like to feel desirable again and getting back into the dating pool is the easiest way to do this. She may just be testing the waters, flexing her dating muscles or looking to have a bit of fun. Even if you’re convinced she’s making a mistake (by dating someone who is totally inappropriate, for example), “She’s not going to listen to you, anyway,” says Lancer. Instead of (fruitlessly) trying to dissuade her from dating, be supportive and positive. “Emphasize how dating in this period of her life is, or should be, a way to learn more about herself and what she eventually wants from a new relationship,” says Lancer.You have big relationship news but aren’t sure if you should share it with a friend who’s going through a divorce.As long as you’re not rubbing your good news in her face—for example, calling her every day with updates on your wedding plans—a good friend will want to know what’s going on with you. Even if she can’t be a cheerleader for love and romance, she will at least be happy for you. Plus, she may feel isolated or left out if she discovers you’ve hidden something from her. With news like an engagement, approach the friend sensitively and don’t feel slighted if her reaction is muted. Be upfront, suggests Swann: “Say, ‘I know this may be hard for you, and I’d be so happy if you’d come to my bridal shower, but I understand if it isn’t something you feel up to right now.’” That gives her the option of congratulating you one-on-one without having to share in the public celebration.By Denise SchipaniWoman’s Day Share Sharecenter_img LifestyleRelationships Divorce Etiquette 101 by: – October 7, 2011 Tweet 176 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

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‘High-value’ target falls in drug bust

first_imgAlfredo Vista, 41, of BarangayJinalinan, Bugasong was caught around 11:20 a.m. on Feb. 5, police said. ILOILO City – Police arrested a mantagged as “high-value” target in a drug buy-bust in Barangay Guija, Bugasong,Antique. Prior to his apprehension, Vista sold asachet of suspected shabu to an undercover officer for P8,000. When frisked, Vista yielded nine moresachets of suspected illegal drugs. The suspect was detained in the lockupcell of the municipal police station, facing charges for violation of RepublicAct 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002./PNlast_img

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Deeney backed to find scoring form

first_img Press Association Pulis is confident the Venezuelan striker will quickly adapt to the Premier League and said: “It’s about fitness more than anything. “I thought he was very bright when he came on. When Rondon and James McClean came on we had a different threat to us – we had better legs up top. “We could stretch the game ourselves and I thought the two of them helped us to get on the front foot.” Albion’s defensive tactics drew criticism from some of the away support but centre-half Jonas Olsson was unrepentant. “We defended well, we stuck to our game plan,” he said. “That’s what we built on last season when the gaffer came in, I think we had 10 clean sheets out of 18 games in the Premier League with this gaffer last year. “We did well and it’s just facts, if you keep clean sheets you get points.” Watford boss Quique Sanchez Flores has backed Troy Deeney to open his Premier League goal account soon. Hornets skipper Deeney has hit 77 Championship goals in five years at Vicarage Road and last term became the first Watford player to score 20 or more in three consecutive seasons. The 27-year-old striker turned down the chance to join Premier League clubs in the past and has instead finally reached the top flight with the Hornets. But he has yet to find the net in their opening two matches and at times cut a frustrated figure during Saturday’s goalless draw at home to West Brom. And Flores admitted: “Troy is involved but it was difficult (for the other players) to get connected with him. “There were a lot of players around Troy which is why we tried to play down the sides and put crosses in. “West Brom put a lot of players inside the box but Deeney is connecting with the team. He is one of the leaders of the side. “I have no doubts about Troy and I would not be surprised if he scored in the next game.” But while Deeney may have toiled, he and his team-mates did bring at least the occasional save out of visiting keeper Boaz Myhill. Albion, by contrast, did not register a single shot on target – although Saido Berahino missed the chance of the match with a wayward header 10 minutes from time. Manager Tony Pulis had by then thrown on £12million record signing Salomon Rondon, who immediately showed his potential with a powerful run towards goal only to lash his shot high and wide. last_img read more

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