B’way Grosses: Dear Evan Hansen Taps Into the Millionaires’ Club

first_img View Comments Dear Evan Hansen can now be found at the top of the boards. The new musical reached seven figures in its second full week since it officially opened, taking in $1,051,248 (over 102% of its potential). The show was also one of three to reach full capacity. Meanwhile, The Present, starring Oscar winner Cate Blanchett, began previews on December 17, and with just one performance under its belt, it’s off to a great start. The production was just shy of selling out to SRO, but grossed 111.11% of its potential. If it can keep up this momentum during a full week of performances, it would join The Front Page as plays currently on Broadway to surpass $1 million.Here’s a look at who was on top—and who was not—for the week ending December 18:FRONTRUNNERS (By Gross)1. Hamilton ($2,240,488)2. The Lion King ($2,191,076)3. Wicked ($2,092,270)4. Aladdin ($1,642,673)5. The Book of Mormon ($1,461,856)UNDERDOGS (By Gross)5. The Humans ($461,088)4. Les Liaisons Dangereuses ($359,317)3. In Transit ($240,765)2. The Encounter ($195,566)1. The Present ($151,686)*FRONTRUNNERS (By Capacity)1. The Book of Mormon (101.92%)2. Hamilton (101.61%)3. Dear Evan Hansen (101.51%)4. Wicked (99.87%)5. The Present (99.81%)*UNDERDOGS (By Capacity)5. The Illusionists – Turn of the Century (68.29%)4. Fiddler on the Roof (67.55%)3. Les Liaisons Dangereuses (62.42%)2. The Encounter (60.75%)1. On Your Feet! (59.33%)*Number based on one preview performanceSource: The Broadway League Ben Platt in ‘Dear Evan Hansen'(Photo: Matthew Murphy)last_img read more

Business Interiors Completes Seventh Generation Headquarters

first_imgBusiness Interiors has completed the furniture installation for Seventh Generation’s Burlington Vermont Headquarters. This project is expected to achieve LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification for Commercial Interiors. The new space features the latest in open office design planning in conjunction with a vast array of products from the Steelcase product portfolio. All furniture was carefully selected to coincide with the strictest of environmental standards as determined by the US Green Building Council and Greenguard Institute.In addition to demonstrating a wide variety of furniture and technology products, this project exhibits the entire capabilities of the Business Interiors Design Team. Environmental products assessment, color finish selection, daylight/views planning, workplace performance surveying and future needs evaluation were applied to create a functional space to maximize workplace performance.For more information about this project, or to explore ways to work with Business Interiors, call 1-800-635-4874 x21 to speak with Owen Milnelast_img read more

Fakes worth millions seized in Interpol-led raids in Americas

first_img LYON, France — An Interpol-led sting resulted in the seizure of nearly US$30 million worth of counterfeit goods in 11 countries in North and South America, the Lyon-based organization said on April 26. About 200 people were arrested in the raids. The goods ranged from toys and cigarettes to engine oil and computer material. The raids were conducted in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama and Colombia. Operation Maya, which ran from March 1 to 15, revealed “increasingly elaborate efforts by criminals to avoid detection,” Interpol said. Items were “smuggled into a country via one route while counterfeit trademark materials including stickers for computers, batteries, mobile phones and even car emblems, were sent separately to be used later to ‘brand’ the products,” Interpol said. “Operation Maya again shows that there is no product which is not being counterfeited and criminals are using every means available to traffic fake and illicit goods,” said project manager Roberto Manríquez. Operation Maya was launched with the support of the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. [Interpol.int, 26/04/2012; AFP, 26/04/2012] By Dialogo April 27, 2012last_img read more

Federal Bar slates judicial reception

first_imgFederal Bar slates judicial reception January 15, 2006 Regular News Federal Bar slates judicial reception The Federal Bar Association will hold its 25th Annual Federal Judicial Reception February 2 at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Miami from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Tickets may be purchased in advance by mailing checks payable to the Federal Bar and stamped, self-addressed return envelopes to The Federal Bar Association, 300 NE 1st Avenue, Room 112, Miami 33132, phone: (305) 523-5770. The cost is $35 for government lawyers including state judges, $45 for private practitioners.last_img read more

Debit card EMV readiness clear as mud

first_imgWith all the complexity surrounding EMV® for debit cards, you may be asking yourself whether consumers, or even the industry, are ready to move forward with the migration to chip payment cards. And you’d be right to wonder, as the answer is clear as mud.The industry is working hard to meet the October 2015 liability shift deadline. After this date, card brands will hold the party least EMV compliant responsible for fraud losses. This could be the issuing financial institution or the merchant. Although the shift isn’t likely to have an immediate impact on credit unions, many debit card managers continue to be concerned about repercussions of an uptick in card-not- present losses given how that may increase the cost of protecting cardholders from payment-card fraud. Keep in mind a great way to reduce fraud now is to encourage the use of a PIN at the point of sale.This article will provide some considerations as credit union leadership looks to set out a plan to support debit EMV. The old saying “Do it right the first time” is critically important here. EMV deployment in the U.S. is not the same as any other country.Acquirers Carry Largest BurdenThe payment terminal acquiring community actually faces the biggest set of challenges from the U.S. migration to EMV. As terminal acquirers, it’s their responsibility to be ready to acquire and authorize across more than 20 different branded debit networks by October. This will be followed by the various debit networks’ efforts to certify with numerous network and processing partners. It’s a daunting task to say the least.This is and will continue to be a time-consuming and complex process, as acquirers and networks will need to research and meet many different EMV nuances within each network’s implementation of EMV. An additional challenge may be the ability for all debit networks to be ready at the same time. If this isn’t achieved, routing as we know it today will be impacted.What Does This Mean for Credit Unions? The migration to EMV for debit cards in the U.S. is beginning. Remember, October 2015 is a liability shift and not a mandate.The devil is in the details, and it’s important to gain as much of an understanding regarding all the different facets of EMV and how they may affect your credit union as you begin a migration to EMV. The following are a few thoughts and questions for consideration as you prepare for your credit union’s transition to debit EMV.Has your debit network released its EMV technical specifications? This is critically important, as many core banking solutions will need the specifications to enhance the authorization messaging between your credit union and your network partners. Another option is to have your processing partner or network partner perform EMV on behalf of services.Have you evaluated the cost of EMV? Various service providers have released pricing and fees associated with EMV migration.Have the major acquirers certified with your network partner(s)? This helps ensure your credit union has the most economical solution for transaction authorizations.How will you deploy EMV? Are you going to do a big bang conversion or a slow migration as cards begin to expire? The slow migration with a beta period for your internal staff may prove to be invaluable as you work through all the complexities of issuing debit EMV cards.Will you initially limit EMV cards to your international travelers? This could be a worthwhile consideration and may provide an opportunity to do a staged rollout.EMV is here; it’s not going away. How you engage with the industry and plan for your initial issuance will determine the overall success of the project. Be cautious and plan thoroughly. 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Terry Dooley Terry Dooley is executive vice president and chief information officer for the SHAZAM Network. He has more than 20 years of financial and electronic funds transfer (EFT) industry experience and … Web: www.shazam.net Detailslast_img read more

Lending Perspectives: We need to develop human lenders as much as AI

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » After I graduated from college in 1983, I moved forward with my plans to pursue a career in banking without any specific ideas of which aspect of the business was most attractive to me. I was aware that most banks offered a management training program for new college graduates. Two to three years of exposure to various areas of the bank typically was followed by a permanent, first-step assignment, sometimes as a branch manager, sometimes at a next-level position in other operational areas.Unfortunately, 1983 was a bad time to be looking for a job, especially at a bank. The prime rate was still in the high teens, and the economy suffered from high inflation and unemployment. While my one serious bank interview didn’t work out, I was able to pivot and was hired into a similar management training program at a national finance company. Five years of what you might call “trial by fire” and I was hired as the VP/lending at my first credit union at age 27. Let’s face it—I was extraordinarily lucky.While banks and many credit unions have similar talent development programs today, they’re typically geared toward developing the next generation of branch managers. I firmly believe that credit unions have to take a similar approach to developing tomorrow’s lending talent. I’m certain there is a contrarian or two who would say, “You don’t need to develop lenders! Machine learning will make all of your decisions, and members will do everything regarding their loan on a mobile device.”last_img read more

Mitrano Concedes NY-23 Congressional Race

first_imgShe says she is assured all absentee ballots are being counted in earnest and the process will end in both an accurate and fair election, and therefore has chosen to concede the 2020 Congressional District NY-23 election to Rep. Tom Reed. PENN YAN (WBNG) — Tracy Mitrano called Rep. Tom Reed this afternoon and congratulated him, conceding the race for the 23rd Congressional District. According to Mitrano, they were confident that the absentee ballot count is moving ahead methodically and fairly. Mitrano says she wanted to thank her supporters and provide closure for them all. center_img She continued, “Although the counting of absentee ballots continues to narrow the margin, the math has long pointed to a clear victory for my opponent.”  In a statement release this evening, Mitrano said, “Believing in the need to uphold our democratic norms of free and fair elections and the need to ensure that every ballot is counted, I had planned originally to concede after all of the ballots were counted.” last_img read more

Internet returns may hit turnover rents

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Baby boomers seek health and lifetsyle amenities

first_imgMore from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus1 day agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market1 day agoA render of the open plan kitchen and living area in one of the apartments at Birtinya Retirement VillageFifty-seven per cent of the development has now been sold, with $3 million in off-the-plan sales prior to the launch.Stockland regional development manager Paul Keleher said they had received significant interest, locally and from interstate.“Birtinya Retirement Village provides the chance to downsize your home while upsizing your lifestyle, moving into a vibrant, connected community with all the essential health services right on your doorstep,” Mr Keleher said.“This public sales release won’t last long with the chance to snap up some of our best apartments with stunning views of Lake Kawana or across to the Glasshouse Mountains hinterland.“Birtinya truly offers the comfort of knowing you may never need to move again.”Included in the public sales release were a mix of one, two and three bedroom apartments starting from $333,000.Located within the sought-after Sunshine Coast Health Precinct, the private retirement community for the over 55s is situated within Stockland’s Oceanside development.Construction has already started on the “vertical village”, with completion expected mid-2018.Birtinya Retirement Village will consist of 140 apartments when its finished, with most units boasting views of the ocean, the canals or the Glasshouse Mountains.Residents will also have exclusive access to an integrated two-storey clubhouse, a wellness centre with gym, yoga studio, hair salon and bar lounge, an outdoor pool with covered decks and dining areas and landscaped, manicured gardens.A range of restaurants and cafes, walking paths, retail and business precincts, and the beautiful Bokarina Beach are also within easy walking distance. Birtinya Retirement Village. An artist’s impression showing the interior of the Birtinya Retirement Village clubhouse.Proximity to health facilities and lifestyle precincts are proving to be major drawcards for Baby Boomers and soon-to-be retirees.At its recent public sales release, Stockland reported an “over capacity” crowd for its $63 million Birtinya Retirement Village launch event, with RSVP’s at 130 per cent.And buyers are now being urged to act quickly.last_img read more

PM Skerrit hike with clergy a success

first_img Tweet 13 Views   no discussions Share Share Sharing is caring!center_img LocalNews PM Skerrit hike with clergy a success by: – May 9, 2012 Share Prime Minister Skerrit hiking through Segment 13 of the Waitukubuli National Trail in PenvilleA hike which was organized by Fr Herman Sharplis with the Prime Minister, Tourism Minister and members of the clergy has been described as successful.On Monday May 7th, 2012; Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, Tourism Minister Ian Douglas and Bishop of Roseau Gabriel Malzaire hiked segment thirteen of the Waitukubuli National Trail.Bishop Malzaire (in yellow shirt) and Fr Herman Sharplis (in pink shirt) during Monday’s hikeThat segment of the trial commences from Penville and climaxes at Capauchin.The activity which is the first of its kind was held to raise funds for a major conference of the diocesan priests of the province of Castries to be held in Dominica in January 2013.Photographs compliments Ashton Shillingford [nggallery id=178]Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more