02Mar/21

Wookery Is Officially Our New Favorite Board Game

first_imgIn the last day or two, photos of a hilarious Monopoly-esque board game called Wookery have been making their rounds on the Internet. The game first appeared in a post (now deleted) on the Lotus Family Facebook page, which offered up a handful of hilarious images of the set, which functions as a drinking game. The game was created by Jim Davis and contains references to a number of wook-friendly artists on the scene, including the Grateful Dead, Lotus, The Disco Biscuits, String Cheese Incident, STS9, Bassnectar, GRiZ, and Pretty Lights.After buzz around the game grew online, Davis created an Etsy page for the game, which describes how Wookery works:Basically the way the game works is you roll a dice to move around the board and pick up “heady cards” along the way which have funny things on em like “Moved to Colorado to trim herb, ended up working at Taco Bell…move back 5 spaces” and the goal is to pass start and collect “wonky cards” which are tongue twisters you have to say correctly and fast, or you drink. On your way around the board you will encounter Pretty Lights, Bassnectar, Griz, Lotus, STS9, The Disco Biscuits and multiple other obstacles along the way! Grab a group of your local wooks and get a game going today!!!Predictably, Wookery sold-out quickly (Editor’s note: The game has gone back on sale in limited quantities, though will probably sell out soon again.), given that it’s a handmade game, which also features the option to have the board customized with your own pictures of wooks that are near and dear to your heart. You can check out pictures of the board below.last_img read more

26Jan/21

O’Connell talks television

first_imgContent will continue to be the most important aspect in the future of the rapidly changing television industry, Katie O’Connell told students in a lecture Monday night. O’Connell, senior vice president of drama development for NBC, graduated from Notre Dame in 1991 and has experience as an executive producer for NBC and CBS. She has also worked on major television shows such as 30 Rock, 24 and Law and Order. “Content will always be king,” she said. “Television is changing so rapidly, so the biggest piece of advice I can give you is to be on top of it.” Many of the students who attended O’Connell’s lecture were Film, Television and Theatre majors. She said they were lucky because that major did not exist when she was a student at Notre Dame. She graduated with a degree in American Studies. O’Connell began her lecture by describing the many different types of jobs that are available in the television industry today, including careers with networks, as managers and agents or as members of television shows’ creative teams. She discussed the most well-known jobs in the industry, but also encouraged students to explore lesser-known jobs. Students should save their money if they plan to move to Los Angeles, O’Connell said, as it is difficult to find a steady income in the field of television. O’Connell concluded the lecture with her thoughts on the future of television. She said the television business was moving toward becoming entirely digital, and mentioned the newly available online rentals of Apple and Amazon. “Work with the architects of change,” she said. O’Connell said although the transition into a more digital version of television may not occur in the next five years, but it will happen in the lifetime of today’s college students.last_img read more

18Jan/21

Newsboys, Former Pageant Girls & More Head to 54 Below

first_img Andrew Keenan-Bolger SMILE: A BROADWAY REUNION 9/22 at 7PM & 9:30PM Those pageant girls (no, not those girls) are all grown up! Members of the original Broadway cast of the Howard Ashman and Marvin Hamlisch cult favorite will hit the stage together once more—nearly 30 years after it premiered on Broadway. Here’s your chance to hear Disney princess Jodi Benson sing about, well, Disneyland! GET TICKETS SAVION GLOVER 8/12 at 7PM Savion Glover has hoofed all over the place—on Broadway in shows like Bring in ‘Da Noise, Bring in ‘Da Funk, Jelly’s Last Jam and The Tap Dance Kid, on screen on Sesame Street and even at the White House. Now, the Tony-winning choreographer marks his 54 Below debut with a show that will make tap dancing more intimate than ever. GET TICKETS We may be entering the last third of summer, but our favorite Broadway stars continue to heat up the stage at 54 Below. Take a look below at just some of the supper club’s recently announced sets. From tappers to crooners, sopranos to rockers and a tribute to an icon, the intimate Broadway hotspot is the place to be.  LAUREN PRITCHARD “My Blossom Dearie” – 9/9 at 9:30PM Eight years after making her Broadway debut as the free-spirited Ilse in Spring Awakening, Lauren Pritchard has toured all over: from signing a record deal in England, to rocking out as LOLO to co-writing and performing with Panic! At the Disco. Catch up with the singer-songwriter in her first 54 Below solo show. GET TICKETS Corey Cott View All (5) ANDREW KOBER “Koberet” – 8/18 at 9:30PM He made you laugh in Hair. He made you cry in Les Miz. He made you go “WTF?” on Vlogger 24601. Now, Andrew Kober takes to the stage for his own solo show filled with works by the hottest up-and-comers and songwriting legends. Apparently, the night will include a story about a Parisian sex club. No concert is complete without one. GET TICKETS Matt Doyle Liana Hunt Star Files ELENA SHADDOW 9/6 at 9:30PM Having tackled some classic roles in shows such as Les Miserables, La Cage Aux Folles, Fanny and Showboat, the Broadway darling makes her solo show debut at the Broadway supperclub with a setlist featuring songs from some more contemporary composers. And she knows a thing or two about singing the works of modern musical geniuses. GET TICKETS  NEWSBOYS OF NEW YORK RALLY 8/14 at 7PM Newsies may be closing on August 24, but before that, they’re having one final hurrah and carrying the banner all the way to the swanky supper club. Join your favorite newsboys (and girls!) of past and present, including Corey Cott, Ben Fankhauser, Liana Hunt, Andrew Keenan-Bolger and Ryan Steele, for a night of tunes and tales. GET TICKETS Ben Fankhauser 54 SINGS ELAINE STRITCH 9/12 at 9:30PM We’ll drink to this. Tony winners Christine Ebersole and Beth Leavel, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka (who appeared on stage with Elaine Stritch in A Little Night Music) and more will take to the stage to pay tribute to the late Broadway icon. Expect to hear the songs and stories that made her the Broadway baby we all loved. GET TICKETS MATT DOYLE With The Whiskey 5 – 8/15 & 16 at 8PM Doyle, having recently starred in the off-Broadway hit Jasper in Deadland, returns to 54 Below after his sold-out debut earlier this year. The Broadway fave will perform with the band The Whiskey 5 some original tunes, crowd-pleasing classics and numbers he’s always wanted to bring to the stage, but never had the chance (until now). GET TICKETS View Commentslast_img read more

20Dec/20

U.S.- Colombia Action Plan Conference In Colombia Fosters Regional Solutions For Security

first_imgBy Erik Rojas / Diálogo August 27, 2019 Colombia hosted the third U.S.-Colombia Action Plan (USCAP) Conference for Regional Security in Medellín, July 29-August 2, 2019. During the event, representatives from Colombia, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Panama, Paraguay, and the United States discussed ways to address security challenges and prevent international crime in Latin America. Ecuador and Paraguay are USCAP’s two most recent member countries.According to U.S. Marine Corps Major General David G. Bellon, director of SOUTHCOM’s Strategy, Policies, and Plans Directorate, the most important is to “develop a mechanism of regional decision-making that uses our strengths as partner nations and produces results against regional threats.”During the five-day event, participants focused on topics related to teamwork among member countries. Participants worked in groups to develop criteria the military and police forces must take into account when facing common challenges such as cybercrime, narcotrafficking, or arms and human trafficking.USCAP member countries took the opportunity to create a committee with members from each participating country to follow up on cyberdefense and cybercrime prevention results. They also included the human rights component in all actions to be implemented.This will allow USCAP member countries to incorporate shared international standards to facilitate planning and execution of joint and combined operations. In the case of Colombia, this is already in place: The Joint Cyber Command and the Police Cyber Center advise the governments of Ecuador, Panama, and Peru.According to Colombian Army Major General María Paulina Leguizamón, vice chairman of the Legal Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Armed Forces’ General Command, these human rights actions will have a huge impact. “The ideal [scenario] is for militaries worldwide, in this case those of the Western Hemisphere, to have conceptual unity based on standards for use of force by military or police forces, which should guarantee the legitimacy of our actions under the law.”last_img read more

18Dec/20

Forest City Ratner Picked to Redevelop Nassau Coliseum

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A rendering of what Forest City Ratner’s redeveloped arena would look like at Nassau Coliseum site. (Photo credit: SHoP ARCHITECTS)Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano tapped Forest City Ratner to redevelop Nassau Coliseum and the 77-acre surrounding area, capping months of developers lobbying for the right to put their stamp on the county’s economic center.The long-awaited announcement Thursday offered a glimpse of what the future may look like for the 40-year-old Uniondale arena before the lease moves to the Nassau legislature for approval. Forest City Ratner beat out Madison Square Garden Co. The two were the finalists of four bidders.“I truly wish I could engage in both proposals here,” Mangano told reporters during the news conference at his Mineola office, noting that both finalists were qualified but Forest City offered the county a minimum $195 million over a 34-year lease versus $112 million offered by MSG. He emphasized that there will be no taxpayer money spent on the project.Click here to see artists’ renderings of the winning proposed renovations to Nassau Coliseum.Forest City Ratner plans to turn the aging facility into a 13,000 seat arena, plus add an outdoor amphitheater, movie theater and a retail area. The project is estimated to cost $250 million.MSG had proposed a $250 million project that included an entertainment district and other attractions, including bowling, billiards and restaurants.Mangano said the Forest City proposal offers the “best opportunity for Nassau County, the best opportunity for our residents.”Forest City had wooed the coliseum’s anchor tenant, the New York Islanders, to the new Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, starting when the NHL team’s current lease is up in 2015, although it is unclear if the team will move early.Under the deal, Forest City has proposed allowing the Islanders to play a half dozen games per season at Nassau Coliseum. The Brooklyn Nets, who also call Barclay’s home, may also play some at the coliseum.After several failed attempts to redevelop the Nassau Coliseum himself, Islanders owner Charles Wang announced last October that he would move the team to Brooklyn.Mangano said the project is planned in three phases: Renovating the coliseum, building up the plaza and then deciding what to do with whatever land is leftover from the first two phases.“The fact that they didn’t give away development rights is key,” Eric Alexander, executive director of Vision Long Island, said of the possibilities in the third phase.“I congratulate Bruce Ratner on his winning bid, and look forward to reviewing the details of his proposal,” said Kevan Abrahams (D-Freeport), the Democratic legislative minority leader. ” With so much opportunity already lost at this site, it is imperative that we ensure any new development maximizes the potential benefits for Nassau residents.”Kimberly Kerns, a spokeswoman for MSG, said in a statement that the company’s leadership is disappointed but “not at all surprised given the history of this project.”“We continue to believe that Madison Square Garden’s proposal, expertise and proven track record represent the best and most realistic opportunity to revitalize the Nassau Coliseum,” she continued. ” We remain deeply supportive of the efforts to create a rich and vibrant destination for all Long Island residents, and sincerely hope that, regardless of today’s decision, Long Island ultimately gets the world-class destination it deserves.”last_img read more

17Dec/20

Safeguard your revenue, relationships and reputation

first_img continue reading » As expectations for faster, more convenient financial services continue to grow, focusing on technology and innovation has become increasingly more critical to address consumer demand. But, as you focus more of their time and efforts on the development and implementation of solutions designed to best meet account holders’ financial needs, it’s imperative to maintain awareness of existing issues that can put revenue, account holder relationships and reputation at risk. Products and services that aren’t monitored regularly or maintained properly can become performance and service liabilities and can expose your institution to increased regulatory scrutiny.Monitor the reliability of your revenue sourcesA decreasing number of income-producing sources and the possibility of a reduction in interchange revenue could have a significant impact on the bottom line going forward. If the recent settlement of the class action, anti-trust lawsuit involving Visa/Mastercard and a group of U.S. retailers results in merchants opting to pursue their own lawsuits to negotiate for better rates, the outcome could strike a blow to essential fee income. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

29Sep/20

Mandate roundup: UK pension pool confirms £1bn smart beta allocation

first_imgBrunel Pension Partnership, one of eight asset pools formed by UK local authority pension funds, is investing almost £1bn (€1.1bn) in a multi-factor equity fund run by Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM).The £30bn asset pool appointed LGIM as its passive equity fund manager in April and has been transitioning assets since then.Mark Mansley, chief investment officer at Brunel Pension Partnership, said it considered the LGIM Diversified Multi-Factor Equity fund to have “several distinct advantages, including relatively simple construction, purity of approach and excellent track record”.“These are combined in a sensible way which avoids many of the issues of some multi-factor approaches,” he added. LGIM developed the product with smart beta index provider ERI Scientific-Beta.  Mark Mansley, chief investment officer, Brunel Pension PartnershipLaunched in July last year, the multi-factor equity fund is a commingled life fund for UK institutional clients and allocates between Scientific Beta indices according to regional weights determined by LGIM.Noël Amenc, CEO at ERI Scientific Beta, said Brunel’s investment in the fund was “a major vote of confidence in our approach”.Family office seeks securitised credit investmentsA family office based in Germany is carrying out a preliminary search for securitised credit managers via IPE Quest’s Discovery service.According to DS-2487, any potential mandate would be for $5m (€4.4bn), to be invested via an open-ended UCITS vehicle.The family office is interested in a global, liquid strategy. It said the portfolio should tend to be “in the high grade” spectrum but it would not rule out other securities, such as regulatory capital or mezzanine. However, it should not be a pure mezzanine fund. There should be no investment in loans.The investor has indicated a return target of 3-5%, but said this was not a hard constraint.The deadline to respond to this pre-RFP search is 22 November.Danish foundation on the hunt for global EM managerThe Danish National Research Foundation is looking for a global emerging markets equity manager to run a €30m mandate.The Dkr6bn (€804m) foundation said it would consider managers’ long-term ability to deliver future risk-adjusted excess returns, and the strength of their reference clients and key staff.Candidates must also be able to demonstrate that they take environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) issues into account.The mandate will be benchmarked against the MSCI Emerging Markets index. The foundation said it would not accept regional or country specific strategies, and the procurement also did not cover strategies whose main focus was on emerging market small caps or frontier markets.The foundation wants to invest via a UCITS fund. The deadline to apply is 29 November.German state awards ESG engagement mandateThe German federal state of Lower Saxony has awarded an engagement services sustainability overlay mandate to Hermes EOS.The mandate relates to around €2bn of assets held by the state, its pension fund and special remediation funds.  It covers corporate bonds, convertibles and equities – government bonds are excluded.The overarching focus of the mandate is on the implementation of an active approach to calling on companies to respect ESG criteria. The state said it was not interested in investment approaches that excluded or selected companies based on ESG criteria.Four providers applied to run the mandate, according to a tender notice.The IPE news team is unable to answer any further questions about IPE Quest, Discovery, or Innovation tender notices to protect the interests of clients conducting the search. To obtain information directly from IPE Quest , please contact Jayna Vishram on +44 (0) 20 3465 9330 or email [email protected] .last_img read more

26Sep/20

Thirty firms selected in Caribbean Export business competition

first_img Sharing is caring! Share NewsRegional Thirty firms selected in Caribbean Export business competition by: – May 16, 2012 Share Photo credit: bajanreporter.comBRIDGETOWN, Barbados — The first two phases of the Break Point business competition is now complete, and 30 CARIFORUM firms have been selected to participate in coaching before entering the first round of pitches scheduled for June 2012. The firms chosen represent Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Jamaica, St Kitts-Nevis, St Lucia, Dominican Republic and Trinidad and Tobago. Of those selected, the firms specialize in agro-processing, light manufacturing, fashion/garments and the creative industries, professional services and specialised tourism.The next step is participation in a one-day coaching programme at the University of the West Indies’ (UWI) Cave Hill School of Business (CHSB), which will be followed by two virtual coaching sessions. This programme will focus on the strengthening of presentation skills and tips on making business pitches. Participants will also get to hear about the opportunities available for CARIFORUM firms under the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA).Break Point is a Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) business competition for the CARIFORUM private sector, to encourage them to take advantage of the EPA. The competition is open to CARIFORUM majority owned or joint venture firms that intend to use the EPA as a tool to immediately target (i.e. within six months) the UK and EU markets for exports. Priority areas include: agro-processing, alternative energy, creative industries, fashion/garments, light manufacturing, professional services, and specialised tourism.Break Point is supported by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and the European Union’s 10th European Development Fund (EDF) Regional Private Sector Development Programme (RPSDP).Caribbean News Nowcenter_img 10 Views   no discussions Share Tweetlast_img read more

24Sep/20

Mrs. Juanita Ann (Brown) Richards

first_imgMrs. Juanita Ann (Brown) Richards, age 67, of Vevay, Indiana, entered this life on January 16, 1949, in Madison, Indiana, the daughter of the late, Carl Clayton and Hazel Gertrude (Carver) Brown. She was raised in Switzerland County where she was a 1967 graduate of the Switzerland County High School. Juanita earned her License Practical Nursing Degree in 1970 from Valdosta Technical University in Valdosta, Georgia. After graduation at 11:00 p.m., Juanita was employed where she served as a Licensed Practical Nurse in the Emergency Room at the King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison, Indiana. Juanita was united in marriage on April 16, 1980 at the Switzerland Baptist Church in Vevay, Indiana, to the late, Ricky D. Hinman. Juanita and Ricky shared nearly 10 years of marriage together until Ricky passed away on January 2, 1990. Juanita was later united in marriage on October 1, 1994, on their Chapel Ridge Farm to Robert H. “Bobby” Richards. Juanita and Bobby shared nearly 22 years of marriage together until her death. In February 2011, Juanita was presented with a plaque for serving 40 years of dedication as a Licensed Practical Nurse at the King’s Daughters’ Hospital. She was a member of the Switzerland Baptist Church in Vevay, Indiana. Juanita enjoyed traveling and crocheting and will be dearly missed by her family and friends. Juanita passed away at 11:38 pm, Sunday, April 10, 2016, at her residence in Vevay, Indiana.Juanita will be dearly missed by her loving husband of nearly 22 years: Robert H. “Bobby” Richards of Vevay, IN; her sons: Dale Richards & his companion: Lynn Schmatz of Vevay, IN, Troy Richards & his wife: Georgia of Vevay, IN, Shane Richards & his wife: Crystal of Carrollton, KY, Todd Richards & his wife: Tracie of Kent, IN & T.J. Richards & his wife: Natasha of Vevay, IN; her grandchildren: Bryan Levell, Justin Levell, Joey Richards, Jaclyn Richards Riley, Matthew Richards, Michael Hall, Brett Hall, Taylor Rowlett, Kassandra Richards, Gabriella Vaught, Chase Rowlett, Zachary Richards, Shalynn Richards, Ty Richards, Teegan Richards & R.J. Cunningham; her great-grandchildren: Carter Levell, Ashton Levell & Kahleigh Riley & her brother: Gordon Brown & his wife: Deanne of Maryland Heights, MO.She was preceded in death by her parents: Carl Clayton Brown, died August 21, 1989 & Hazel Gertrude (Carver) Brown, died August 2, 2010; her 1st husband: Ricky D. Hinman, died January 2, 1990; her paternal grandparents: Anthony Aaron Pete & Rosa Belle (Himelhauer) Brown; her maternal grandparents: Everett Kelso & Marie Gertrude (Cochran) Carver & her cousin: Naomi Blanche Pettit.Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, April 14, 2016, at 11:00 am, by Rev. Ron Lee at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.Interment will follow in the Chapel Ridge Cemetery, Vevay, Indiana.Friends may call 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Wednesday, April 13, 2016, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.Memorial contributions may be made to Moorefield Community Fire Department, Bear Branch Volunteer Fire Department or to the Switzerland Baptist Church. Cards are available at the funeral home.last_img read more

24Sep/20

Barbara S Mitchell

first_imgMITCHELL, Barbara S.; Beloved wife of Harry E. Mitchell; Devoted mother of Arthur Kissel, Tracy Mitchell-Hughes, Domenick (Kimberly) Mitchell, Jeffery Kissel, and Jonathan (Emily) Kissel; Proud grandmother of 11, as well as great-grandmother of 1; Caring sister of Terry (Jodi) Gibson and Debbie Weaver; Resident of Sunman, IN; Visitation will be held at Neidhard-Young Funeral Home, 7401 Hamilton Ave., Cincinnati, OH on Monday, August 7, 2017 from 10:00am until the time of the memorial service at 12, noon. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Hospice of Dearborn County or Salvation Army. Condolences may be made to the family at www.neidhardyoungfuneralhome.comlast_img read more