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Karen Pittman & More Tapped for King Liz Off-Broadway

first_imgKaren Pittman, who most recently appeared on Broadway in Disgraced, will lead the world premiere of Fernanda Coppel’s King Liz. The Second Stage Theatre Uptown production will play the McGinn/Cazale Theatre beginning July 13 and run through August 8. Opening night is set for July 27. Lisa Peterson will direct.Pittman, who will play the titular role of Liz Rico, will be joined by Jeremie Harris as Freddie Luna, Michael Cullen as Mr. Candy, Russell G. Jones as Coach Jones, Caroline Lagerfelt as Barbara Flowers and Irene Sofia Lucio as Gabby Fuentes.In addition to Disgraced, Pittman appeared on Broadway in Good People and Passing Strange, as well as Domesticated off-Broadway. Cullen’s New York stage credits include Finks, Bug, Len, Asleep in Vinyl and Cobb. Harris has been seen in Father Comes Home From the Wars and The Urban Retreat on stage and in Bessie and A Walk Among the Tombstones on screen. Jones’s off-Broadway credits include Father Comes Home From the Wars and Ruined. Lagerfelt has appeared on Broadway in The Real Thing, Betrayal, The Philanthropist and Lend Me a Tenor. Lucio’s credits include Wit on Broadway.King Liz follows Liz Rico, a sports agent who, despite money and an elite client roster, must work twice as hard to stay on top in an industry dominated by men. When Freddie Luna, a high school basketball star with a troubled past enters, she seizes the opportunity to skyrocket his career as well as her own.The production will feature scenic design by Dane Laffrey, costumes by Jessica Pabst, lighting design by Tyler Micoleau and sound design by Darron L West. View Commentslast_img read more

Macquarie backs solar plus storage project in South Korea

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Energy Storage News:Macquarie Capital Korea, a subsidiary of investment firm Macquarie Group, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the county office of Goesan in South Korea to finance a significant solar-plus-storage project, while it has also invested in what is said to be the largest energy storage project in the country.A company spokesperson confirmed to Energy Storage News that the MoU is for a 16MW solar PV project with 35MWh of energy storage capacity in Goesan, North Chungcheong Province, central Korea. This project would supply power to the equivalent of 7,700 homes each year.Separately, Macquarie has also invested in energy storage projects at five of steel manufacturer SeAH Group’s factories in Korea. The overall combined project base of 175MWh will be the largest in Korea, the company claimed.Notably, South Korea’s Doosan Heavy Industries is also set to install a 70MWh standalone energy storage system at its own facilities in Changwon, as well as a smaller battery installation co-located with solar PV.The Macquarie project is expected to save KRW130 billion (US$115 million) in electricity costs for the factories over the next 15 years through peak shavingMore: Macquarie to finance solar hybrid and ‘largest’ energy storage project in South Korea Macquarie backs solar plus storage project in South Korealast_img read more

Outdoor Updates: Trump Administration Kicks Out Clean Water Protections

first_img“The repeal has been anticipated for a long time,” NPR’s Nathan Rott reports. He adds, “Developers, mining companies and farmers painted the regulation as a massive federal overreach. Environmental groups and the Obama administration argued wider protections are needed to protect the nation’s complicated water systems from pollution.” “This unsubstantiated action is illegal and will certainly be challenged in court,” said Jon Devine, director of federal water policy at the Natural Resources Defense Council. The appeal makes it easier for oil companies, industrial sites, developers, and other polluters to contaminate these waters and ends an “egregious power grab,” Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler said. He adds that the 2015 rule provoked 31 states to file complaints and petitions for legal review. A new rule is expected to be finalized this winter. The Clean Water Rule is based on years of research—the EPA and Army Corps officials reviewed 1,200 scientific publications and confirmed that streams and wetlands are connected to downstream waters in important ways. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers officially repealed the Clean Water Rule yesterday, which put in place critical protections for smaller bodies of water at risk of pollution like streams and wetlands. center_img Passed in 2015, the Clean Water Rule clarifies which bodies of water are covered under the landmark Clean Water Act. It formalized protections in less clear cases. It also protects wetlands that are not directly connected to large bodies of water. Wetlands cover roughly 110 million acres in the continental United States, filtering pollution from contamination runoff and replenishing groundwater. They also play a key role in the ecosystem. The EPA has already finalized 46 deregulatory actions under President Trump. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler says the agency has “an additional 45 actions in development.” Under the EPA’s new proposal, the Clean Water Act will only apply to wetlands adjacent to major bodies of water or connected to major bodies of water by surface water.last_img read more

Generating profit & revenue in emerging cash intensive businesses (Part 5)

first_img 39SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Andre Herrera Andre’s broad experience in payment system and banking technology management spans over 22 years and includes the management of complex, large-scale conversions, migrations and new product implementations. He also … Web: hypur.com Details This is the fifth in a series of articles covering the generation of non-interest income in cash intensive businesses with an emphasis on Marijuana Related Businesses (MRB’s). The first article discussed evaluating if entering this vertical is appropriate for your specific institution. The second article focused on the regulatory guidance that surrounds providing financial services to MRB’s. The third article discussed establishing appropriate policies and procedures within the institution surrounding the banking of MRB’s. The fourth article began discussions on implementation and operations. This article will be a continuation of implementation and operations.So your institution has completed its risk and volume limit analysis, board and policy approvals, training and education, transparency with regulators, and the appropriateness of entering into this market. You have conducted all of the necessary research and may have even engaged with a law firm for review of your program. Your institution has now determined it is ready to board its first account. The sales and marketing efforts for the MRB space are minimal compared to the banking of other verticals. I recommend being selective and cautious as opposed to cavalier in seeking your MRB clients. It is not necessary nor desirable to place advertisements that you are now taking on clients in this space. If you have done your research, you already have an idea of a pool of candidates to target your marketing efforts.You will find that customer documentation can be overwhelming. Your enhanced due diligence for these clients is significant, and will include a number of documents from a variety of sources. Many of these documents need to be tracked and updated on a periodic basis. To keep this process efficient and accurate, I highly recommend using technology built for this purpose, such as Hypur, which was developed to streamline application and document management for MRB’s. Trying to store and organize documentation manually or in Excel spreadsheets will not only be cumbersome, but will probably not win much praise with your regulator upon examination. It is important that files are complete with the appropriate audit trail of the approval and review of applications and documents.In the previous article, I introduced Estimated Activity, Anticipated Activity, and Actual activity. It is important to track and document these volumes to detect unusual activity. Utilize technology to monitor these types of activities, and set policy and procedural actions to take in the event that your clients deviate from baseline or anticipated activity. To help prevent the inbound laundering of money, you should receive transactional information from the point of interaction. You must ensure that money deposited into your institution is from a bona fide, state-legal transaction and not funds generated from organized crime or other outside sources. Remember that both debits and credits need to be tracked; where the money goes is just as important as where it came from. Establish strict case management procedures to document and track all unusual activity and baseline deviation.Legacy Cash: I am often asked questions about this subject. Legacy cash is cash that was earned or generated prior to your customer opening an account at your institution. In practice, I have seen institutions that accept legacy cash, and those that do not. On this matter, I recommend to err on the side of caution, and not accept legacy cash as a general rule. The exception to my general rule would be to have an independent accounting firm conduct a full forensics on the legacy cash to ensure that its source was from state-legal activity. You do not want to be found laundering illicit funds through your institution.Covenants: Establish a set of covenants that your client must agree to adhere to prior to opening up their account. These should include things such as volume limits, rules on providing documentation that is either recurrent or that requires updating, notification of changes to management or beneficial ownership, non-disclosure agreements, and other rules you deem necessary to properly bank these clients. Your covenants should not contain any rules that could be construed as attempting to circumvent BSA reporting requirements, such as requiring deposits to be less than $10,000.Credit Cards: As of this writing, purchases of cannabis using credit and debit card are prohibited by all major card networks. I have seen retail establishments that accept card transactions, but under scrutiny have found that those accounts have been opened under false pretenses such as being a nursery, medical facility, flower shop, consulting business or some other incorrect MC/VISA MCC code. Until the major card networks officially permit such transactions, it would be wise to make sure your financial institution is not acquiring branded card transactions while it remains prohibited, and ensure that you are not allowing incoming settlements for merchants that might be using an outside or third-party processor for a prohibited merchant account.Reputational Risk: In your risk analysis, reputation is a subject that you should have already addressed. Keep in mind that you need to monitor your client’s reputation as well. Were your clients found in violation of a state law? Did they lose their license for selling product to a minor? Use technology to assist you in this process and utilize case management for tracking and audit purposes.Whitelisting: Establish white lists for acceptable behaviors and transactions. Conduct due diligence on significant vendors and payees to your clients and obtain supporting documentation on items that require additional due diligence, especially on an ongoing basis. Keep in mind that a business or individual who earns revenue from a marijuana related business now becomes a marijuana related business themselves. The personal accounts of owners and employees of an MRB would fall into this category.Site Visits: Your policies and procedures in conjunction with your client’s risk rating will determine the frequency of site visits. These are physical on-site examinations that you conduct on a periodic basis to help determine compliance. Some institutions conduct these monthly, some quarterly, semi-annually, annually, or a combination thereof. You may conduct these visits yourself, or you can contract with a third party for this service. If using a third party for your site visits, ensure that there are not any conflicts of interest in conducting their audits and that they are truly independent from the MRB.I receive a number of phone calls from bankers looking for the magic template or silver bullet to successfully bank MRB’s. Unfortunately, one size does not fit all and every institution entering the space must conduct their own research and due diligence specific to their institution. With that being said, entering into the MRB space and other cash intensive markets can be done in a responsible, sustainable, and profitable manner. Keys to your success are having a holistic strategy and approach, obtaining subject matter expertise in these markets, and leveraging a technology platform like Hypur that is specifically built for these markets.Hypur has spent the past several years developing technology for C2B/B2B/E-Commerce electronic payments, diligence, compliance, and management solutions for cash intensive businesses. These are emerging markets that need and require transparency, and through careful planning and due diligence we will help to effectively bring legitimacy and reduce money laundering in state-legal cannabis markets.Although this series of articles was not intended to be an exhaustive guide for the banking of MRB’s, the goal was to touch on significant items to consider regarding the space. Please share these articles with your colleagues and feel free to contact Hypur or myself regarding the subject matter or Hypur’s suite of products and services.last_img read more

Arsenal target Wilfried Zaha not interested in Manchester United return

first_imgZaha wants to join Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Wilfried Zaha would snub a return to Manchester United were the Red Devils to enter the race to sign him this summer, reports say.Crystal Palace have already rejected one bid for the forward, lodged by Arsenal.The Gunners submitted a bid of £40million for Zaha, an offer that was immediately turned down by the Eagles.ESPN claim Zaha’s preference is to join Arsenal as he wants to stay in London for family reasons.ADVERTISEMENT Comment Palace value Zaha at around £80m (Picture: Getty)The 26-year-old signed a lucative five-year deal with Palace last year and the Eagles are under no pressure to cash in on Zaha.Palace have already sold Aaron Wan-Bissaka to United and have reservations about offloading Zaha in the same summer.Arsenal will need Palace to significantly drop their asking price to have any hope of signing Zaha, despite the player’s appeal to his club to sanction the move.MORE: Arsenal complete first summer signing as Gabriel Martinelli joins from Ituano Coral BarryTuesday 2 Jul 2019 8:17 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.5kShares Arsenal target Wilfried Zaha not interested in Manchester United returncenter_img Advertisement Zaha is currently on international duty with the Ivory Coast (Picture: AP)Zaha’s brother made a public plea to Palace this week to lower their asking price, which is around £80m, claiming his sibling’s dream was to play for Arsenal in European competition.AdvertisementAdvertisementUnited sold Zaha to Palace in 2015 and will collect 25 per cent on his potential transfer, but their former player is not interested in a return to Old Trafford.Zaha joined United from Palace in 2013, but struggled to nail down a regular place and eventually pushed for an exit. Advertisementlast_img read more

Governor Wolf Issues Statement on Three Mile Island Planned Shutdown Announcement

first_img May 08, 2019 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Governor Wolf Issues Statement on Three Mile Island Planned Shutdown Announcementcenter_img Energy,  Environment,  Press Release,  Statement Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf issued the following statement in response to the announcement by Exelon Generation that it will cease operations at its Three Mile Island facility:“I was disappointed to learn this morning’s unfortunate news and continue to stand today with the workers at Three Mile Island and the surrounding community. I have directed the Department of Labor & Industry to immediately begin plans to engage with these workers about their futures, and a Rapid Response team is in the process of being deployed. They are skilled workers who are in-demand in the economy. While I understand the operator is working to offer internal positions to these workers, we will not spare our resources to provide assistance to those who will be impacted.“I still believe it is essential to continue this important conversation about preserving and growing Pennsylvania’s carbon-free energy footprint. I remain hopeful that a consensus on a path forward can be reached in the coming weeks.”last_img read more

Paul Ehrman to be Inducted into Indiana High School Baseball Hall of Fame

first_imgThe Indiana High School Baseball Coaches Association has released its Hall of Fame class for 2017.  The induction ceremonies will be held Friday January 20, 2017 at the Sheraton at Keystone at the Crossing in Indianapolis, IN.  This event will be part of the 3-day IHSBCA state clinic and information is available at www.ihsbca.org. Tickets are available by contacting HOF Banquet Chairman Gary O’Neal at 812-273-3964 or IHSBCA Executive Director Brian Abbott at 260-358-7310.This year’s Hall of Fame class includes three coaches; a selection from the veteran’s committee; and a benefactor.  Each of these recipients will be recognized and will speak at the HOF Banquet and receive two plaques commemorating their induction.  One of those plaques will be on permanent display at the Indiana Baseball Hall of Fame in Jasper, IN.  See www.indbaseballhalloffame.org for further information.COACHES:Greg Marschand has coached the Lewis Cass Kings for 35 years and compiled a 548 – 383 record during that time. He has won 5 sectional titles, 2 regional championships, 1 semi-state crown, and was the 2009 Class 2A runner-up losing to Heritage Christian in the state finals. His teams have also won 10 Mid-Indiana Conference championships. Greg is a 1999 inductee into the Columbus State University Hall of Fame where he set school career records of 32 victories (32-12), most innings pitched (327 2/3) and most starts (48) as four-year starter (1973-76).Chip Sweet spent 21 years coaching baseball at Shakamak High School. A graduate of Shakamak H.S. and the University of Florida he began his coaching career in 1990. During his coaching years he won 328 games against 162 losses. His championships included 14 Sectionals, 6 Regionals, 4 Semi-States, and one state championship in 2014, which was the last game he coached.  His teams won 11 Southwest Indiana Athletic Conference titles and 9 Tri-Rivers Conference crowns. He was a South All-Star coach at Jasper in 2004 and had his number retired by Shakamak HS.Steve DeGroote graduated from Twin Rivers High School in Bode, Iowa. He completed his college degree at William Penn College where he played baseball, basketball, and football. He coached 6 seasons at Corwith Lesley High School in Corwith, Iowa before coming to Indiana State University as an assistant baseball coach from 1980 – 1985.  In 1993, Steve took over the West Vigo High School program and coached there until 2013. During that time he won 10 sectional titles, 5 regional championships, and 1 semi-state crown while compiling an overall record of 441 – 118. His 2009 team was the state – runner up. He won 11 Western Indiana conference titles, coached 12 D1 players, and had 3 players drafted out of high school. He also coached cross-country, boys and girl’s basketball, and football.VETERAN’S COMMITTEE:Paul Ehrman spent 41 years umpiring for the IHSAA and various college programs.  A graduate of Carroll (Flora) High School in 1963 and Ball State University in 1967, Paul began teaching and coaching at Taylor High School 1967-69 and followed that with stints at Delphi (1969-73) and Batesville (1973-78) before becoming athletic director at East Central High School from 1978-87. A career change to State Farm Insurance began in 1987 and he is still an active agent today.  From 1964-2004 he umpired and officiated baseball for the IHSAA; in addition to umpiring 15 years of softball.  Paul umpired 40 baseball sectionals, 22 regionals, 12 semi-states and 7 state finals (2 in 1970’s; 2 in 1980’s; 2 in 1990’s; and 1 in 2004).  He worked an average of 40 high school games in those 41 years and sprinkled in 15 years of umpiring college baseball.Named District Umpire of the Year numerous times he also found time to establish an umpiring school and do umpire scheduling for 20 Southeastern Indiana schools from 1986 – 2004.  One of the highlights of his career was to umpire state finals that Don Mattingly participated in.BENEFACTOR:Barton L. “Bart” Kaufman has long been involved in baseball in Indiana.  He prepped three seasons at Shelbyville High School and then went on to play collegiately at IU for Ernie Andres.  His senior year he was named all Big Ten and hit .452, which was runner-up to Bill Freehan of Michigan.  He then attended Law School in Bloomington and continued to play and coach baseball in the amateur leagues in Indianapolis.  As a part of that extended play, he was a participant in the Dodgertown Adult Fantasy Camps and is a member of the Hall of Fame in that area.In 1982, Indianapolis mayor William Hudnut appointed Bart to help bring an NFL team to Indy and in the process he found two major baseball franchises that considered moving to the capital city, but those moves never came to fruition.  More recently, Mr. Kaufman has been involved in new facility developments that have allowed young people to keep playing baseball and softball.Kaufman Stadium is the home of softball at the Jewish Community Center in Indianapolis; Kaufman Field is the home of the Marian College Knights baseball team; and Bart Kaufman Field is the new home (as of 2014) for the Indiana University baseball team.  His donations and generosity are second only to his love for the game and the opportunities that it affords our young people today.last_img read more

WRBI Airs State Football Championship Games

first_imgLAWRENCEBURG, Ind. — The #8 Lawrenceburg Tigers (13-1) take on the #4 Fort Wayne Concordia Cadets (12-2) Saturday (11/26) in the IHSAA 3A State Championship Game.The game is played in Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.Tickets are available for $15 each.WRBI will also have live coverage of the game.Kickoff is scheduled for 3:30 p.m.WRBI will also be broadcasting the 4A state championship title game between Roncalli and Northwood today beginning at 3:00 PM.We will also have live coverage of the 1A championship game between Linton-Stockton and Pioneer on Saturday beginning at Noon.last_img

Benitez focused on claiming second place

first_img The Blues travel to second-placed Manchester City on Sunday knowing a win will close the gap on the reigning champions to a single point. However, United are currently a massive 16 points clear of Chelsea – and 12 above City – and Benitez concedes it will be “difficult” for anyone to catch the league leaders “To finish as high as possible is a challenge,” he said. “So we’ll try to finish second if we can, you never know – this is a massive game, so let’s see where we are at the end. Until the last week, we may be fighting each other.” Chelsea will fight to finish as high as they can in the Barclays Premier League but interim manager Rafael Benitez has conceded Manchester United look set to win a 20th league crown. Benitez added: “My idea is to think about this one, because it will make the difference. If you are closer to City, you have to chase the second position. The other one (winning the league), it depends on United. If they don’t lose games and drop points it’ll be difficult. We just have to concentrate on us.” Goalkeeper Petr Cech echoed his manager’s comments and believes City are struggling with the heightened expectations of being the defending champions. “Second place is more than possible for us, we just need to have a good run of results,” he said. “To win the league I think we are maybe a little bit too far, it would need a meltdown from Man United but everything is possible. “They (City) will be at home and need to win if they are going to challenge Manchester United for the title, they can’t afford any more slip-ups. It is a new situation for them, there are lots of players in their squad who have never faced the situation of defending a title. “You can see that they are behind and the pressure is on them and they have to fight with that, it is always easier when you win the first title and is worse when you defend it because you are the team to beat so it becomes tougher.” Benitez is expected to recall Ashley Cole, Frank Lampard and Branislav Ivanovic for the game at the Etihad Stadium after resting the trio for Thursday night’s 1-1 Europa League draw with Sparta Prague. Captain John Terry played the entire 90 minutes against the Czech outfit and is unlikely to be risked for the whole game at City. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

SBC Events launches Knowledge Centre for industry professionals

first_img Related Articles Share StumbleUpon SBC Events has marked the launch of its new Knowledge Centre by sharing specialist sports betting insight from a trio of industry big hitters.During last month’s Betting on Football conference at Stamford Bridge, SBC gathered valuable knowledge for sports betting and gaming professionals by conducting exclusive video interviews with speakers and high-level delegates.The first three of these videos are now live on SBC Events, featuring Snaitech CEO Fabio Schiavolin, Mr Green CEO Jesper Kärrbrink and Danske Spil CEO Niels Erik Folmann, with many more to be added over the coming months.On the second largest gambling market in Europe, Schiavolin commented: “There is still fragmentation in the growing Italian market, in which many small and medium operators are operating. By integrating SNAI with Cogetech, we created the basic structure for the consolidation of the market, followed by INTRALOT merging with Gamenet.”Discussing Scandinavia’s reputation for gambling based innovation, Kärrbrink said: “Scandinavia is a hotbed of innovation because of its history – a history of entrepreneurship, of technology development, of successful companies such as Ericsson and Spotify, but also a heritage of gambling, which has been a key part of society for hundreds of years. If you add this together, you get a very interesting environment for technology driven betting companies.”Addressing the regulatory challenges across the region, Folmann added: “The key challenge for the Scandinavian sports betting market is that we have full regulation in Denmark, and Sweden coming up, but Finland and Norway are not regulated yet, so you have this enormous pressure from our international competitors on both the commercial terms and innovation.”SBC Events is part of the SBC Global group of companies that works with industry leaders to develop the sports betting industry through news coverage, knowledge creation, conferences and exhibitions, seminars and industry awards.SBC Global Founder Rasmus Sojmark said: “The Knowledge Centre on SBC Events delivers sports betting insight from some of the leading lights in the industry, covering key topics that are then expanded on at our conferences throughout the year. Publishing interviews with market leaders from Italy and Scandinavia is the perfect way to get this underway.” Submit Share Danish FA backs Danske Spil’s Safe Play campaign August 24, 2020 SBC Summit Barcelona – Digital unveils unrivalled speaker line-up August 19, 2020 Danske Spil calls for esports makeover with Pinnacle Solution August 25, 2020last_img read more