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You’re Gonna Hear Him Roar! MTC Will Present the American Premiere of Benjamin Scheuer’s The Lion

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on July 13, 2014 Scheuer’s album The Bridge, which features songs from The Lion, is currently available on iTunes. The music video for Scheuer’s song “The Lion” premiered at the 2013 Annecy Film Festival in France, where it won the Special Jury Award for Best Commissioned Film. Check it out below! Related Shows View Comments The Lioncenter_img A true story of love, loss, family loyalty and the redemptive power of music, Scheuer performed iterations of his one-man musical The Lion at Lincoln Center, St. James Theatre in London and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The creative team for The Lion will include scenic design by Neil Patel, costume design by Jennifer Caprio, lighting design by Ben Stanton and sound design by Leon Rothenberg. Scheuer is a New York-based composer, lyricist, producer and musician who’s been a writer-in-residence at the Goodspeed Theater, the Weston Playhouse in Vermont, and the Johnny Mercer Songwriting Workshop. He is the winner of the 2013 ASCAP Cole Porter Award for songwriting. Scheuer records and performs with his band Escapist Papers. Benjamin Scheuer is about to be king of the off-Broadway jungle! Manhattan Theatre Club will present the American premiere of The Lion, the new autobiographical musical written and performed by award-winning singer-songwriter Scheuer. Directed by Sean Daniels, the limited engagement for The Lion (formerly titled The Bridge) will begin previews June 10 at New York City Center—Stage II. Opening night is scheduled for June 26.last_img read more

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Jeremy Jordan to Make New York City Solo Debut at 54 Below

first_imgJeremy Jordan will make his New York City solo concert debut at 54 Below this fall with his show Breaking Character. The Tony nominee will play the Times Square hotspot October 27 through November 1. View Comments Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on July 3, 2015 Jeremy Jordan Jeremy Jordan: Breaking Character Star Files In Breaking Character, Jordan will recount iconic and deciding moments from his budding career and perform the songs that have defined his swift rise to stardom. Jordan received a Tony nod for his performance as Jack Kelly in Newsies, and has also appeared on stage in Bonnie and Clyde, Rock of Ages and West Side Story. His screen credits include Smash and the upcoming film The Last 5 Years. He is currently preparing to headline the eagerly anticipated Finding Neverland at A.R.T.last_img read more

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NCUA: 10,500 FOM comments, so far

first_imgAs of Tuesday, NCUA had received 10,500 comment letters in response to its proposed field-of-membership rule, the agency said.NAFCU Director of Regulatory Affairs Alicia Nealon noted that number is a record amount of comments for NCUA, which she said underscores how necessary this regulatory relief is.“The record number of comments exemplifies how engaged credit unions are on this issue. Field of membership and the ability to reach the modern consumer are pivotal to our industry’s transition into the 21st century,” said Nealon. “NAFCU hopes that NCUA will finalize a rule that incorporates many of the suggestions raised by credit unions in these comment letters so that our industry will receive relief needed to compete in today’s rapidly innovating financial services marketplace.”NAFCU sent a letter in support of the rule on Friday with several recommendations for how the rule might provide more comprehensive regulatory relief for credit unions. The deadline for comments was Monday. continue reading » 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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A year of credit union advocacy, education, and compliance

first_img 110SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr In NAFCU’s 50th anniversary year (so far), we have:Had 6 member credit union Congressional testimonies in the first 7 months of the year;sent 315% more messages to Congress in our grassroots campaigns;delivered 151 new compliance blog posts, summaries, analysis, articles, whitepapers, charts and guides to members;produced 341 hours of education; andhad over 570,000 people use our CULookup.com Financial CalCUaltors.And that’s just a handful of the numbers that have summed up our work with credit unions this year so far.  At NAFCU, our mission is to strengthen credit unions by providing the best in federal advocacy, education and compliance assistance. Everything we do is for credit unions and in the best interests of our members. From working tirelessly to advocate your positions with legislators and regulators, to delivering timely compliance assistance resources and valuable training opportunities – we do it for the industry we love – we do it for credit unions.We look forward to the next 50 years working together to grow stronger!View and download the full infographic.last_img read more

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The CUInsight Experience podcast: Mike Walsh – The algorithmic revolution (#15)

first_img 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Randall Smith Randall Smith is the co-founder of CUInsight.com, the host of The CUInsight Experience podcast, and a bit of a wanderlust.As one of the co-founders of CUInsight.com he … Web: www.CUInsight.com Details Welcome to episode 15 of The CUInsight Experience podcast. Hosted by Randy Smith, co-founder and publisher of CUInsight.com. Mike Walsh joins me today for a fascinating conversation with someone who is outside the credit union space. While at PSCU Member Forum in Austin, TX, I managed to snag one of the keynote speakers to sit down and chat, and that conversation is this episode! Mike is a futurist, author, a global nomad, and the CEO of Tomorrow. He is a consultant who helps leaders thrive in the current era of disruptive technological change.In our short conversation, we dug into moving from the digital revolution to the algorithmic revolution, the power of data in that move, and how credit unions can capitalize on this. Mike starts things off by explaining what a futurist is, revealing that in fact we are all futurists in a way. After all, it’s impossible to survive without having some kind of anticipation of what will happen next.We’ve been through a digital revolution. The revolution that’s coming is an algorithmic one. As Mike points out, this offers opportunities for credit unions, which are already disruptors in their space. However, technology is a double-edged sword, because we all essentially end up with the same systems. This means that the technology itself is no longer an advantage; it’s just taken for granted. Instead, what you do in and around the technology is increasingly what matters more.In this day and age, all of us are wondering about technology, innovation, and the future, especially as they relate to credit unions. This conversation with Mike addresses those questions, introduces new ones, and gives an insightful perspective into how to move forward.Subscribe on: Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, StitcherHow to find Mike:Mike WalshFuturist, Global Nomad, Speaker, and CEO of Tomorrowwww.mike-walsh.comTwitter | Instagram | Linkedin | YouTubeShow notes from this episode:PSCU Member Forum – This should be on your calendar for next year and where we recorded this episode on site in Austin.Mike’s podcast: Between Worlds (Check it out. He has some great guests. I subscribed.)Mike’s latest book: The Algorithmic Leader: How to Be Smart When Machines Are Smarter Than YouMike’s other books: The Dictionary Of Dangerous Ideas and Futuretainment: Yesterday the World Changed, Now It’s Your Turn Interested in booking Mike to speak at an event? You can find out more here. Mike uses Feedly to follow all the blogs.The publication Mike is reading everyday to stay informed: The Financial Times Best album of all-time: Bill Evans, Chick Corea – Trilogy, ToscaPrevious guests mentioned on the show: Doug Leighton You can find all past episodes of The CUInsight Experience here. Mike’s ask of our listeners: Read his latest book and follow him on Instagram.In This Episode:[00:03] (intro) – Welcome back to the CUInsight Experience! Randy introduces today’s guest, Mike Walsh.[00:48] (interview) –  Mike addresses two questions: what’s the elevator pitch for what a futurist is, and is there something that he sees happening that credit unions need to wrap their heads around quickly?[02:04] – We need to reset our expectations about what new versus old means, Mike explains.[04:18] – Mike points out that credit unions were (and still are) a radical idea and a disruptor in their space.[05:07] – We learn about the one way to get people who are set in their ways to change their mindset profoundly.[06:12] – Mike points out that we’re all consumers of IT now, and explains why technology is a double-edged sword.[08:09] – Is it true that other countries are ahead of the US in a lot of ways when it comes to technology?[11:47] – We hear Mike’s thoughts on what to do with all the data once you’ve captured it for smaller companies that don’t have data scientists on hand.[13:31] – Mike chats about how he got his start on his career and ended up doing what he does now.[14:54] – Does Mike have any tips for being productive while on the road, or hacks for people who are moving into that space? He answers, and also addresses how he manages teams when he’s on the road so much.[17:38] – We learn about a piece of advice that Mike finds himself going back to over and over again throughout his career.[19:01] – Has Mike’s inspiration changed over the course of his career?[20:14] – Randy launches into the rapid-fire questions: does Mike remember the first time he got into memorable trouble?[20:41] – Are there books or blogs that Mike reads and thinks that everyone should follow?[21:18] – Does Mike have any specific daily routines that he needs to do, even while traveling so much?[21:35] – What’s the best album of all time?[22:14] – What has gotten more important to Mike as he gets older?[22:42] – Does Mike have any final thoughts or asks for listeners? And where can people get in touch with him?last_img read more

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Ex-Goldman Sachs Banker Acquitted of Rape Charge

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A former Goldman Sachs investment banker has been acquitted following a trial in which he was accused of raping a 20-year-old Irish tourist in the Hamptons two years ago.Suffolk County Judge Barbara Kahn found Jason Lee not guilty Wednesday of first-degree rape, sexual misconduct and assault.East Hampton Town Police had arrested the 38-year-old man after the woman accused him of sexually assaulting her at a rented home in August 2013.Lee’s attorney reportedly argued that the sex was consensual and prosecutors argued that there was proof beyond a reasonable doubt, despite the judge’s verdict.last_img

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Hugo Jackson takes European plunge…as TrizecHahn is ready to quit

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Century old fireplace is the standout of this European inspired beauty on Gold Coast

first_img10 Wildash St, Southport.“The location was simply lovely, it felt like it was very secluded and private but it was in the middle of everything. “My husband really liked it because he could walk down to Main Beach.”The couple said while they enjoyed their mountain-top living, the Southport house offered a similar hideaway style with leafy surrounds. “A lot of our friends who come to visit always comment that they didn’t realise Southport had this side to it,” Mrs Virtanen said. More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North4 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago10 Wildash St, Southport.“We used to think that way too before we found this house. “I’m an outdoor person and I walk every single day down to the park. The house has catered to my lifestyle really well.” Mrs Virtanen said she couldn’t quite put her finger on the style but whatever it was, it had “wowed” her. “When we first stepped inside the house we simply fell in love,” she said.“We saw the old fireplace and we were hooked.” 10 Wildash St, Southport.Homeowners Ritva and Jouko Virtanen bought the five-bedroom house two and a half years ago and said it was the first house they inspected when they began hunting on the Gold Coast. “We had always lived high up in mountain homes and at the time we were living at Mt Nathan when we decided have a look inside this house,” Mrs Virtanen said. “It was different to what we have usually lived in, this house is on flat ground and it is within walking distance to shops and parks. 10 Wildash St, Southport.Mrs Virtanen said it was the small details in the house that gave it charming character. “As well as the fireplace and the beautiful mantelpiece, the details are all the way down to the floors,” she said. “There is something special in all the finishes and fixtures.” A Spanish marble ensuite with a sunken bath oozes romantic luxury while capturing views to Main Beach. The main bedroom also comes with an oversized walk-in robe. 10 Wildash St, Southport.The open-plan living is described by Sam Guo and Julia Kuo from Ray White Broadbeach as grand. “Also adjacent to this open-plan area is the contemporary, clean-lined kitchen,” Mrs Kuo said. “It has a Caesarstone island bench and bi-fold servery windows, which is sure to make entertaining in the covered alfresco area a breeze. center_img 10 Wildash St, Southport.A 150-YEAR-OLD black marble fireplace, handmade and imported from England, adds a touch of rich history to this grand Southport residence. Cathedral ceilings, vintage chandeliers, French doors and ironbark parquetry flooring combine to create a European style. 10 Wildash St, Southport.“The French doors open to the sun-drenched front courtyard and out to the north-facing pool.Mrs Kuo said the best feature was the outdoor studio and the third-level hideaway with views to Southport from a small Juliet balcony.last_img read more

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Kempen launches structured credit fund

first_imgKempen Capital Management has introduced a structured credit pooled fund that enables investors to “easily and cost effectively” access the structured credit market.In a statement, it said that its Diversified Structured Credit Pool (DSCP) comprised long-only structured credit funds selected by Kempen and managed by “best-in-class specialists” Golden Tree, LibreMax, and One William Street – all US-based managers.The DSCP is to target senior secured credit, student loans, and residential and commercial mortgages, Kempen said. The emphasis would be on collateralised loan obligations (CLOs) with an investment grade rating of BBB or above, although the group said there would be a mix of investment grade and sub-investment grade bonds.According to Kempen, the DSCP has a net target return of between 4% and 6% in US dollars and unhedged. It indicated that the asset managers would receive a fixed fee of 0.6%, while Kempen would charge 0.35%.The asset manager added that the interest rate duration was expected to be two to three years, and that at least 80% of the fund would be allocated to the US with the remainder targeting Europe.Kempen has been investing in structured credit managers since 2009, as part of its flagship fund-of-hedge-funds Kempen Orange Investment Partnership.Remko van der Erf, Kempen’s co-head of hedge fund solutions, said that risk exposure and liquidity of the DSCP were between funds for investment grade credit and funds focusing on direct loans and infrastructure.“Whereas investors in direct loans are stuck to their investment for years, investors in the DSCP can divest on a quarterly basis,” he said.Van der Erf said that structured credit was one of the largest fixed income credit markets globally, but that it had been overlooked by many investors “because of its complexity, lower liquidity, and unfavourable capital charges for insurers and banks”.“While it is a more complex asset class, it provides higher spreads than similarly rated corporate bonds as well as protection against rising rates and exposure to the consumer market,” he said. “By working with the right partner who can assist navigating the market, investors can access a niche alternative to high yield.”The structured credit pool will be available to professional investors in the UK, the Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Finland, France, Italy, Luxembourg, Spain, and Sweden.last_img read more

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Siemens Gamesa and Ørsted Firm Up Changhua Order

first_imgSiemens Gamesa has received the firm order from Ørsted for their 900MW Greater Changhua 1 & 2a offshore wind power project in Taiwan.Source: ØrstedThe project includes the Asia-Pacific variant of the SG 8.0-167 DD offshore wind turbine and a service agreement.As part of this firm order, Siemens Gamesa will establish a nacelle assembly facility at Taichung Harbor. The facility is expected to be ready in 2021, exceeding the local content creation timeline as set by the Taiwanese government, the company said.Wind turbine towers for the project will be supplied locally through the partnership between CS Wind and Chin Fong in Taiwan, meeting the official requirements for local content on wind turbine components. Offshore construction for the project to begin in 2021.“In becoming a firm order, Greater Changhua 1 & 2a serves to significantly strengthen Siemens Gamesa’s presence in Taiwan. Our commitment to create a nacelle assembly facility – ahead of the local content requirement timeframe as set by the Taiwanese government – demonstrates our belief in the market and its long-term potential,” said Andreas Nauen, CEO of the Offshore Business Unit in Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy.The SG 8.0-167 DD offshore wind turbine variant for Asia-Pacific markets is tailored to meet local codes and standards regarding typhoons, seismic activities, 60 Hertz operation, as well as operation in high and low ambient temperatures. The 167-meter diameter rotor has a swept area of 21,900m2, and utilizes the SGRE B81 blades, each measuring 81.4 meters.The Greater Changhua 1 & 2a wind farm will feature 112 wind turbines installed on jacket foundations 35-50 kilometers off the coast of Changhua County. The offshore wind farm will be constructed in 2021 and 2022.Matthias Bausenwein, President of Ørsted Asia Pacific, said: “We have taken the final investment decision for the Greater Changhua 1 & 2a project and are now moving full speed ahead to meet the construction timelines so we can bring clean energy to the people of Taiwan on time. Today’s contract signing with Siemens Gamesa also demonstrates our strong commitment to localization and our strong support for Taiwan to continue being a frontrunner in building an offshore wind industry in Asia.”last_img read more

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