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Fool for Love Stars Nina Arianda & Sam Rockwell Are Taking Your Questions!

first_img View Comments Fool For Love Sizzling Fool for Love stars Nina Arianda and Sam Rockwell are escaping the seedy motel room that serves as the show’s setting and heading to the Broadway.com studio. The Tony winner and the movie star are coming here for one resaon only: to answer your questions. What do you want to know about these two accomplished performers taking on Sam Shepard’s intense play about secrets, desire and ill-fated love? Ask away!<a data-cke-saved-href="https://broadway.wufoo.com/forms/m1wd2ey01alynwv/" href="https://broadway.wufoo.com/forms/m1wd2ey01alynwv/">Fill out my Wufoo form!</a> Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 13, 2015 Related Showslast_img read more

Honduran, Nicaraguan and Salvadoran Presidents Meet

first_img Presidents Porfirio Lobo, Daniel Ortega, and Mauricio Funes of Honduras, Nicaragua and El Salvador, respectively, met in Managua on December 4, seeking an agreement over the Fonseca Gulf, shared by the three countries in the Pacific, informed the Honduran Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Honduran government notified El Salvador and Nicaragua of their “negotiating position” regarding a possible solution to the existing controversies between the three countries in the Gulf “in view of the summit planned in the city of Managua on December 4.” “Honduras continues to support obtaining international cooperation, in particular the United Nations and partner nations, to establish a system for environmental protection, optimization of international maritime transport, and security for all the inhabitants under a tri-national authority,” the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said. On October 24, Honduras requested assistance from the U.N. Security Council, and requested that El Salvador fulfill a ruling passed by the International Court of Justice in The Hague, in September 1992, over a border dispute between both countries on a portion in the Gulf. El Salvador has claimed sovereignty over the Isle of Conejo, considered by Honduras a part of its territory. By Dialogo December 04, 2012last_img read more

Uruguayan Army Prepares for its Final Peacekeeping Mission of 2017

first_imgBy Carlos Maggi/Diálogo August 16, 2017 More than 100 Uruguayan Army service members are preparing to deploy to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) for their last trip of 2017. The Uruguay Battalion, in service of the United Nations, has its base there as part of the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO, per its French acronym). The deployment is scheduled for the last week of August, according to Colonel Luis Mangini, the director of the Uruguayan Army’s Peacekeeping Operations Coordination Center. The Uruguayan contingent comprises 892 men and women from the Army, Air Force, and Navy. Their motivation for volunteering is professional advancement, since the experience gained from this type of work, which often occurs under adverse, critical conditions, gives them the chance to gain other important knowledge useful in their career development. It is important to point out that, in addition to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Uruguayan Armed Forces have contributed personnel for this type of work in countries like Cambodia, Mozambique, and Haiti. In support of the MONUSCO mandate, the Uruguay Battalion constitutes a reserve force of the [UN] force commander and can deploy at a moment’s notice anywhere in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, particularly in the provinces of North and South Kivu, Tshopo, and Katanga. They will serve under the commander, deploying up to two sub-units in Kinshasa and Kisangani. “On this occasion, the Army will replace 100 troops, and will thus be with the full battalion until they are relieved in May 2018,” Col. Mangini told Diálogo. “Everyone has been selected and is ready for the flight; the preparations are not simple, especially their cargo, which is adjusted according to current needs in the mission area.” Each stage of mission preparation is reported to the United Nations headquarters in New York, where all the operations are directed. In this case, munitions, replacement parts for armaments, vehicles, and kitchens will also be transported along with personnel. In addition, shipments of clothing donations for orphanages in the African country will be sent through different social organizations. The plane will depart from the Carrasco International Airport in Uruguay and will stop for fuel in Togo. It will then head to Kigali, Rwanda, where service members will continue on by land, with their cargo, to eventually arrive at their base in the city of Goma, the Democratic Republic of the Congo. “This is not an easy task, this work demands a lot of time. We have to coordinate with migration authorities in Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo so that they allow the entry of this material, especially the munitions,” Col. Mangini added. Over the course of the past year, he was the battalion commander in that country. “If we do not carry out the appropriate coordination, the material could be held up there.” Six percent of the Uruguayan contingent in the mission area is made up of female personnel, a number that is growing. The goal of the United Nations for all deployed forces is to hit 15 percent. Within the ranks of the Uruguayan Army, women do the same tasks as men, and everyone must adapt to the situation, regardless of any gender differences. Seventeen years of experience The commander of the Uruguay Battalion, Army Colonel Walter Berger, highlighted the Army’s experience in the mission area, which has been a part of MONUSCO for the past 17 years. Col. Berger said that the Uruguayan work has been praised by United Nations authorities, as well as local residents. “We are capable and have experience, and a large percentage of the personnel belonging to the contingent has several peace missions. We are ready, and that is confirmed by the results of the operations. We are the [UN] force’s reserve battalion to be deployed anywhere in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in an emergency situation, and since taking the job, we’ve known that the order might come over the radio to get ready to deploy anywhere in the country,” Col. Berger said. The Uruguayan Armed Forces have troops deployed in different bases throughout the African country. The largest number of members is found in Goma, where 630 service members are deployed. In the base of Kisangani, there is a company of 120 service members, and the Air Force has 142 service members and two Bell 212 helicopters in Bukavu.last_img read more

Rule would allow some lawyers to supervise undercover work

first_imgRule would allow some lawyers to supervise undercover work Rule would allow some lawyers to supervise undercover work Senior Editor A rule clarifying that lawyers who work for regulatory agencies or with law-enforcement agencies can supervise — but not directly participate in—undercover investigations has been approved by the Bar Board of Governors.The board at its Amelia Island meeting last month approved the rule change requested by the Standing Committee on the Unlicensed Practice of Law. Some board members had misgivings that the rule amendment, which must still go to the Florida Supreme Court, exceeded the bounds of what lawyers should ethically do.Bar UPL Counsel Lori Holcomb told the board the change amends Rule 4-8.4(c) to “allow lawyers in government bodies to supervise undercover investigations.”The rule currently reads that lawyers may not “engage in conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit, or misrepresentation.” The amendment adds this language: “except that it shall not be professional misconduct for a lawyer for a criminal law-enforcement agency or regulatory agency to advise others about or to supervise another in an undercover investigation, unless prohibited by law or rule, and it shall not be professional misconduct for a lawyer employed in a capacity other than as a lawyer by a criminal law enforcement agency or regulatory agency to participate in an undercover investigation, unless prohibited by law or rule.”Board member Gary Leppla noted a Colorado Supreme Court opinion which said lawyers must adhere to the highest standards, and rules could not be changed to allow deception. While the amendment may appear to serve a high-minded purpose, “it’s a step down the road where we should not go,” he said.Board member Robert Rush said state attorneys could lose their immunity if they give advice or supervise an undercover operation. Board member Louis Kwall agreed, saying, “We’re putting them in the position of doing something that could create liability on their part.”But board member Chobee Ebbets said the change serves a purpose, especially for UPL operations. “The state attorneys will not take on the task of policing the unlicensed practice of law in Florida. They look at it and say it’s a job for the Bar,” he said. “It’s an important thing we’re trying to accomplish. It has passed muster in other states, and I don’t think it would be abused.”Board member Warren Lindsey said he supported the amendment, but opposed the last line of the new commentary to the rule. He said that could be read as allowing lawyers to directly participate in undercover operations, including lying about their identifies and otherwise giving false information.“It would allow lawyers, if the lawyers could say they were involved in an undercover investigation, to lie to the court or lie to another lawyer or could encourage someone to lie to another person. It’s too broad,” Lindsey said. “We’re lawyers. We’re not supposed to be undercover police officers.”The board approved his motion to strike that line of the commentary, and approved the entire rule amendment by a 24-10 vote.The amended commentary now reads: “Subdivision (c) recognizes instances where lawyers in criminal law- enforcement agencies or regulatory agencies advise others about or supervise others in undercover investigations, and provides an exception to allow the activity without the lawyer engaging in professional misconduct. The exception acknowledges current, acceptable practice of these agencies. Although the exception appears in this rule, it is also applicable to rules 4-4.1 and 4-4.3. However, nothing in the rule allows the lawyer to engage in such conduct if otherwise prohibited by law or rule.” January 15, 2004 Gary Blankenship Senior Editor Regular Newslast_img read more

“Oh, we can’t do that”

first_imgAs a credit union, have you heard this before, or worse yet, have you spoken these words?  Why is this one of the few industries dominated by what we can’t do rather than what we can do? Have credit unions not historically played by the rules? Have credit unions not consistently stepped up, especially in challenging markets, and served the needs of our members? Then why are we so concerned with what our community banking counterparts will say or do?  Truth be told, the biggest issue facing community bankers is not credit unions. It’s the “too big to fail” depository behemoths who have done nothing but capture more market share since the Great Recession. The top 5 largest banks domestically control approximately the same amount of assets ($1.5 trillion) as the entire credit union space combined. What does this mean for us as credit unions? It means that the noise from community bankers is just that, noise. The leadership currently in place at the NCUA realizes this; why don’t most credit unions? Well for starters, there are some legacy patterns that are difficult to break, and there are some zombie credit unions that are just waiting to be merged. There are also innovative credit union programs that are not widely accepted, due solely to a lack of visibility.  The first two issues are unacceptable but the third will solve itself over time.  As community-conscious stewards of our membership, is it not our responsibility to provide the absolute best services possible? Then how do we change those legacy patterns and break out of “Oh, we can’t do that”?  My contention would be that you challenge the process wherever possible. Currently, low income designated credit unions have far more resources available to them than ever before. A low income designated credit union can accept non-member funding from any source, receive exemption from the aggregate loan limit for member business loans and accept secondary capital. Let that sink in for a moment.  As a CUSO, we speak with hundreds of credit unions each year, and they tell us the two biggest issues facing them are funding and the inability to grow.  Let’s compartmentalize these issues and discuss individually. How many of you out there are in this position? Your credit union has robust loan demand, a net worth ratio near or above 10%, but you can’t find the funding you need. Unless a major corporation is in talks to bring thousands of jobs to your community, you are going to have to find funding elsewhere.  Did you know low income designated credit unions can access funding from any source? That means DTC brokered funding, money market funding and a plethora of other sources. Low income designated credit unions have guidelines they must follow, but think of the advantages the designation creates. Do you really want to look your members in the face and say we no longer offer those loans because we either don’t understand the advantages of low income designation or are just unwilling to apply? Like I stated above, you have a responsibility to provide the absolute best products and services to your membership. Here’s another scenario.  How many of you have spent months or even years building sales momentum? You’ve hired qualified community conscious leaders, and spent thousands of dollars on marketing and advertising, only to find that your retained earnings will not or cannot keep pace with your projected growth.  What are you to do? Stop? Tap the breaks? Or worse yet, slow down the momentum that has cost you thousands of dollars and immeasurable hours. My suggestion again is to challenge the status quo and grow. CMS is making secondary capital available to low income designated credit unions. These are strong, well-capitalized, well positioned credit unions missing the only ingredient necessary to grow. Secondary capital would allow most credit unions in this position the ability to continue on their current path. Your membership deserves their credit union operating under this mindset. Your net worth ratio might be an issue, but only if you allow it to be. Like everything else we do, only when you challenge the process will you find real solutions. Settling for hypothetical conjecture from a faceless community banking competitor is not only foolish but disadvantaging the members you serve. Let’s not settle for “Oh, we can’t do that”. Let’s challenge ourselves and our industry to be the best we can for our membership.  In the end, isn’t that all that matters?  16SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Jeremy Colvin Jeremy Colvin is a Managing Director for Olden Lane. Jeremy has over 20 years of institutional sales experience. Prior to joining Olden Lane, Jeremy was a Managing Director with BNY … Web: https://www.oldenlane.com Detailslast_img read more

Euro brings pressure to UK lease structure lead here

first_imgThe effects of the euro’s launch took hold this week with calls for lease reform and moves to allow rent payment in the new currency.Head of property at BT Alan White said that a single currency will make occupation costs comparable across Europe, which will lead to pressure from multinationals for similar uniform leasing structures.‘I would not be too impressed with a 15-year lease when everyone around me had leases of eight years or less,’ he told a Nabarro Nathanson conference.He also warned that the European Commission could make a move. ‘If we continue with our much longer leases, there’s every chance that Brussels will step in and try to reduce them,’ said White.Meanwhile, REIT Asset Management, run by Kevin McGrath, this week wrote to its major UK tenants offering the chance of paying rent in euros.Most of REIT Asset Management’s tenants on its £150m European portfolio already pay rent in euros. And REIT is also looking for opportunities to invest in sale and leaseback deals in euros.McGrath said that he is looking into the possibility of raising debt in euros because European interest rates are lower than the UK.According to new research by Fletcher King and solicitor Radcliffes, landlords cannot compel tenants to pay in euros. Member states already signed up to the euro are covered by a specific European provision which protects parties accepting or paying in euros for three years. The UK is not covered by this provision, but as sterling is legal tender, parties cannot be obliged to pay in euros.Patricia Godfrey, head of Nabarro Nathanson’s single currency group, said that the euro will remove the risks of investors hedging against currency fluctuations.She added that the euro would make investors focus on tenant quality and market fundamentals, rather than how they would deal with individual currency risks. Former hsbc economist Roger Bootle and Richard Ellis’ Angus McIntosh debate the pros and cons of the euro in next week’s issue of Property Weeklast_img read more

Protests in Madrid before partial lockdown widened

first_imgHospitals overrun But national Health Minister Salvador Illa on Friday called on the regional government to extend its restrictions to the entire city as well to surrounding areas with more than 500 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.He warned that hospitals in the region of around 6.6 million people are already overrun with coronavirus cases, and it should prepare for some “hard weeks” ahead. In a tweet on Sunday he once again urged the regional government of Madrid to “review the measures it announced and follow the recommendations of scientists and health experts”.Since the central government ended its state of emergency on June 21, responsibility for managing the pandemic has been transferred to Spain’s 17 autonomous regions.Over the past week, Spain has registered the highest number of new cases within the EU with a rate of nearly 300 per 100,000 inhabitants — but in the Madrid region, the figure is currently more than 700 per 100,000.Topics : ‘Makes no sense’ Similar smaller demonstrations were held in other parts of the city, including in front of city hall and at the seat of Madrid’s regional government in the central Puerta del Sol square.”It makes no sense that you can go to work in a wealthier area but can’t go have a drink,” Marcos Ruiz Guijarro, a 27-year-old electrician who like many of his neighbors travels to the center of Madrid every day to work, told AFP.”Infections are rising everywhere, the rules should be the same for everyone.”Many demonstrators complained that the regional government was failing to improve public healthcare or doing anything to reduce overcrowding in the transport system, where they said the virus could easily spread.The protesters clapped in unison while calling for the resignation of regional leader Isabel Diaz Ayuso, under fire for saying that the “lifestyle” of people in the affected neighborhoods was partly to blame for the rise in COVID-19 cases.The regional government says it has targeted areas where the contagion rate is above 1,000 cases per 100,000 people. Protesters hit the streets of Madrid against virus restrictions on Sunday, a day before a partial lockdown is extended to more areas of Spain’s capital region try to curb a surge in coronavirus cases.The city with its surrounding region is at the epicenter of a second wave of infections sweeping Spain.COVID-19 has already claimed more than 31,000 lives among more than 700,000 cases nationwide, the highest infection rate in the European Union. Some 850,000 people in 37 mainly densely-populated low-income districts in southern Madrid have since September 21 been confined to their neighborhoods, unable to leave except for work, school or medical reasons — although they are able to move freely within their own areas.Parks in the affected neighborhoods are closed and restaurants and other businesses must shut at 10 pm in a country with a tradition of eating late.The regional government of Madrid, which is responsible for health, will from Monday extend the restrictions to eight more districts home to another 167,000 people.Its latest move falls short of a recommendation from Spain’s leftist central government that the partial lockdown should cover the entire city. Hundreds of people gathered outside the Madrid regional parliament in southern district Vallecas, one of the neighborhoods under partial lockdown since last week, to protest against the restrictions.Many complained of discrimination by the authorities.”It’s not lockdown, it’s segregation!” the crowd chanted as they briefly blocked a road in front of the assembly.”They don’t confine the rich,” was among one of the signs on display at the protest, which drew groups of young people, retired couples and young parents pushing baby strollers.last_img read more

Arsenal confident they have major advantage in race to sign Adrien Rabiot

first_imgAdrien Rabiot is set to leave PSG in the summer on a free transfer (Picture: Getty)Arsenal believe they hold a major advantage in the race to sign PSG contract rebel Adrien Rabiot.The France international has rejected several contract offers from the Ligue 1 giants and is intent on leaving on a free transfer in the summer.Barcelona were the favourites to sign the 23-year-old but a move to Camp Nou now looks unlikely given the Catalan giants invested £65million on Ajax starlet Frenkie de Jong in January.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Unai Emery speaks to the press ahead of Man City v ArsenalTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 12:23FullscreenUnai Emery speaks to the press ahead of Man City v Arsenalhttps://metro.co.uk/video/unai-emery-speaks-press-ahead-man-city-v-arsenal-1854448/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Tottenham and Liverpool are also keen on Rabiot, but Arsenal, according to the Mirror, feel Unai Emery’s personal relationship with the player could help convince him that his future lies in the red half of north London.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTArsenal were restricted to making loan signings during the January transfer window and failed in a late attempt to sign Rabiot’s teammate Christopher Nkunku last month.The Gunners are, however, expected to have a substantial budget to work with come the summer and could offer Rabiot lucrative terms, particularly if they are able to find a buyer for Mesut Ozil. Arsenal confident they have major advantage in race to sign Adrien Rabiot Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 2 Feb 2019 11:42 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Advertisement Comment Advertisement Unai Emery worked with Adrien Rabiot at PSG (Picture: Getty)This week it was reported that Rabiot, who spent a year at Manchester City earlier in his career before returning to France, would prefer a move to Liverpool over Spurs, whose attempts to so sign him were mocked by their former defender William Gallas.In an interview with Leo Vegas, Gallas said: ‘There is no chance that Rabiot will go to Tottenham. If he leaves Paris Saint-Germain, he will join a big club who wins trophies.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal last_img read more

​Danish pension fund tenders $110m small cap equity mandate

first_imgIt will only consider actively managed products, with any index or multi-manager propositions not of interest.Allowing for a “suitable” tracking error, the portfolio is expected to outperform the chosen benchmark by at least 2% each year.Kirstein said that it was open to talking to new managers without an existing strategy or those that had yet to establish themselves with a track record in excess of 3 years.Once the consultant has completed its analysis, it will present a shortlist to the pension fund client.Interested parties have until 9 January to apply, with further information accessible through IPE-Quest.For any questions regarding the IPE-Quest search, please email info@ipe-quest.com. For full information, please go to IPE-Quest. A Danish pension fund has tendered for a small cap equity manager, using IPE-Quest.According to search QN1418, which is being conducted by Kirstein Finans on behalf of the unnamed scheme, the fund is looking to invest in both US small and mid-cap companies.It said that the mandate should seek to outperform a relevant benchmark, but did not tie itself to any one specific index, with the scheme open to core, growth and value strategies.While it ruled out investing in pure large or mid cap products, Kirstein said that the fund would allow a small exposure to large caps within the portfolio.last_img read more

England soccer captain Terry charged with racism

first_img Share Share Share Sharing is caring! England soccer captain John Terry London (CNN) — England soccer captain John Terry will be charged with racially abusing another player, the UK’s Crown Prosecution Service said Wednesday.The incident concerns comments the Chelsea footballer allegedly made to Queens Park Rangers player Anton Ferdinand in a recent English Premier League match.“I have today advised the Metropolitan Police Service that John Terry should be prosecuted for a racially aggravated public order offense following comments allegedly made during a Premier League football match between Queens Park Rangers and Chelsea on 23 October 2011,” said Alison Saunders, Chief Crown Prosecutor for London.“I am satisfied there is sufficient evidence for a realistic prospect of conviction and it is in the public interest to prosecute this case.”Terry will appear before magistrates in west London on February 1, 2012, she added. The maximum penalty for the offense is £2,500 ($3,900).The London-born defender denied the allegations. “I am disappointed with the decision to charge me and hope to be given the chance to clear my name as quickly as possible,” Terry said in a statement issued through the Press Association.However, he missed a penalty in the 2008 European Champions League final against Manchester United which would have given Chelsea that trophy for the first time.Terry has made more than 500 appearances for the club since his debut in 1998, one of only five players to do so, and has represented his country 72 times since 2003.“I have never aimed a racist remark at anyone and count people from all races and creeds among my closest friends.“I will fight tooth and nail to prove my innocence. I have campaigned against racism and believe there is no place for it in society.”Chelsea Football Club also gave its support for Terry: “John has made it clear he denies the charge and is determined to do all he can to prove his innocence,” the club said in a statement.“Chelsea FC has always been fully supportive of John in this matter and there is no question that we will continue to be so.“The club finds all forms of discrimination abhorrent and we are proud of the work we undertake campaigning on this important issue. Chelsea will not be commenting further on the subject while the legal process runs its course.”The prosecutor’s decision to charge Terry came one day after Liverpool striker Luis Suarez was found guilty by the English Football Association of racially abusing Manchester United player Patrice Evra in October.The Uruguay international was suspended for eight matches and fined £40,000 ($63,000) after a seven-day hearing by an independent regulatory commission. He has 14 days to appeal the punishment, the FA said.The commission found that Suarez “used insulting words towards Mr. Evra” and that those words “included a reference to Mr. Evra’s color,” the FA statement said.Liverpool FC issued a statement saying it was “very surprised and disappointed” with the decision.“We find it extraordinary that Luis can be found guilty on the word of Patrice Evra alone when no one else on the field of play — including Evra’s own Manchester United teammates and all the match officials — heard the alleged conversation between the two players,” the club said.“We will study the details reasons of the commission once they become available, but reserve our right to appeal or take any other course of action we feel appropriate with regards to this situation.”Suarez did not specify what he said, but had previously said it wasn’t offensive.By Peter Wilkinson, CNNcenter_img NewsSports England soccer captain Terry charged with racism by: – December 21, 2011 Tweet 55 Views   one commentlast_img read more