Christopher Jackson Joins After Midnight

first_img After Midnight Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on June 29, 2014 Christopher Jackson Star Files View Comments Harlem’s hottest nightclub is about to get hotter. Christopher Jackson will join the cast of After Midnight from April 5 through 20 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. Jackson will take over for Everett Bradley, who will join Meredith Viera’s upcoming talk show as the bandleader, according to TV Guide. Jackson appeared in the Encores! production of the musical, which was it was called Cotton Club Parade at that time.Jackson most recently appeared on Broadway in Bronx Bombers as Derek Jeter and Bobby Sturges. He also originated the role of Benny in In the Heights. His additional Broadway credits include Memphis and The Lion King.Set against a narrative of Langston Hughes’ poetry, After Midnight celebrates Duke Ellington’s years at Harlem’s famed Cotton Club using his original arrangements and performed by a world-class big band of 17 musicians. The production is directed and choreographed by Warren Carlyle and currently features special guest star Vanessa Williams, Dulé Hill and Adriane Lenox.last_img read more

Good Governance: When it comes to board meetings…

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr …how do you define better?by: Michael G. Daigneault, CCDFor more years than I sometimes care to admit, I’ve traveled the country consulting with credit union boards of directors and CEOs. One of the questions that frequently arises in our discussions is:How can we make our board meetings better?Better is certainly an aspirational – but also amazingly ambiguous – term. I’ve learned it can mean remarkably different things to different credit union leaders. For example, in the context of board meetings, I have been told better means:more strategic discussions,shorter meetings,a more engaging experience,an opportunity to hear everyone’s voice,more efficient meetings,fewer – but longer – meetings,meetings that produce more effective decisions,a more robust accountability culture,meetings giving clearer direction to staff andmeetings producing greater consensus.These are all well intended, but also all over the map! It makes me wonder what’s really happening at many monthly credit union board meetings? continue reading »last_img read more

RI to seek private investment to develop digital infrastructure: Sri Mulyani

first_img“The development of digital infrastructure will not only use the state budget but also the PPP scheme between the government and private companies, both foreign and domestic,” she told reporters in a press briefing. “We will focus the development in regions that have not received connectivity services.”The government is planning to build cellular base transceiver stations (BTS) in more than 5,000 locations next year, including in villages with no internet connection, she went on to say.“We will also build a national data system and digitize the education system, among other plans,” Sri Mulyani added.Despite the large number of internet users, Indonesia’s internet penetration rate remains at 64 percent as of January, according to DataReportal, lagging behind neighboring Brunei, Singapore and Thailand, where internet penetration rates exceed 70 percent. Indonesia will seek private investment, both from foreign and domestic investors, to develop the country’s digital infrastructure, as the COVID-19 outbreak has accelerated the digital transformation, Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati said on Tuesday.The government will seek more public-private partnership (PPP) schemes through the Communications and Information Ministry in a bid to speed up development, she said.The investment will complement the government’s budget allocation of Rp 30.5 trillion (US$2.05 billion) in the 2021 state budget to develop the information and communications technology (ICT) sector. The Communications and Information Ministry said in June that approximately 12,500 villages in the country had no access to the internet.The combined investment from foreign and domestic investors in transportation, warehouses and the telecommunication sector rose by 6.26 percent year-on-year (yoy) in the January-June period this year to Rp 76.3 trillion from the same period last year, according to Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) data.Going forward, the Communications and Information Ministry will look for partners from the private sector, including foreign investors, to “create and launch satellites”, Sri Mulyani said, adding that these efforts would help open internet access to more Indonesians.Earlier this month, the government  saw the preparatory work agreement signing of the $500 million Indonesia’s Satellite (Satria), which is funded through a PPP scheme and expected to be operational by 2023.The signing was between PT Satelit Nusantara Tiga, part of the consortium of PT Pasifik Satelit Nusantara (PSN), and French-Italian aerospace manufacturer Thales Alenia Space (TAS).The satellite is expected to boost connectivity in the country and provide free internet access for 150,000 public facilities, including schools, regional government offices and healthcare facilities.Read also: US$550m satellite project to boost RI connectivityThere are still many investment opportunities in the telecommunication sector, as the country requires a satellite capacity of around 900 billion bits per second (Gbps) by 2030, Communications and Information Minister Johnny G. Plate said on Sept. 2.President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo announced his intention to aid digital transformation in public services and to improve the country’s connectivity inclusion during his annual state of the nation address on Aug. 14.“The budget is to be used for accelerating digital transformation for governance and providing fast and efficient public services,” he said, referring to the Rp 30.5 trillion budget.Jokowi added that ICT development would provide internet access to around 4,000 villages and subdistricts in Indonesia’s outermost frontier and least developed areas.Topics :last_img read more

Pennsylvania recibe $523 millones en fondos federales de emergencia por única vez en apoyo a las escuelas

first_imgPennsylvania recibe $523 millones en fondos federales de emergencia por única vez en apoyo a las escuelas SHARE Email Facebook Twitter May 13, 2020center_img Education,  Español,  Press Release El Gobernador Tom Wolf anunció hoy que el Departamento de Educación de los Estados Unidos (USDE, por sus siglas en inglés) aprobó la solicitud de Pennsylvania para recibir $523.8 millones en fondos federales de emergencia por única vez para ayudar a las escuelas a responder a los efectos de la COVID-19.“Nuestras escuelas y educadores han estado trabajando incansablemente para ayudar a los alumnos y a sus familias durante esta crisis”, dijo el Gobernador Wolf. “Estos esfuerzos deben combinarse con inversiones que reflejen la magnitud sin precedentes de este desafío. La aprobación del USDE de la solicitud de Pennsylvania es un primer paso importante para garantizar esas inversiones”.El Departamento de Educación de Pennsylvania (PDE, por sus siglas en inglés) solicitó el Fondo de Asistencia de Emergencia para Escuelas Primarias y Secundarias (ESSER, por sus siglas en inglés) al USDE la semana pasada.A partir de hoy, las agencias locales de educación (LEA, por sus siglas en inglés) pueden solicitar al PDE recibir su asignación de fondos y pueden esperar empezar a recibir fondos en las próximas semanas.“Como educadores, nuestra prioridad siempre ha sido garantizar la salud y la seguridad del personal y de los alumnos”, dijo el Secretario de Educación Pedro A. Rivera. “La pandemia de COVID-19 ha originado un cambio sin precedentes en nuestras comunidades escolares, y los líderes escolares de todo el estado han dado un paso adelante con el fin de garantizar que los alumnos y las familias continúen recibiendo servicios. Estos fondos brindarán asistencia vital durante este momento crucial”.Según la Ley federal de Ayuda, Alivio y Seguridad Económica por el Coronavirus (CARES, por sus siglas en ingles), al menos el 90%, o $471 millones, de los fondos se transferirán a las escuelas públicas tradicionales y las escuelas públicas experimentales. Cada entidad recibirá un monto proporcional a los fondos federales del Título I-A recibidos en 2019 conforme a la Ley Cada Estudiante Triunfa (ESSA, por sus siglas en inglés).Las agencias locales de educación (LEA) pueden utilizar la financiación del Fondo de Asistencia de Emergencia para Escuelas Primarias y Secundarias (ESSER) para una amplia variedad de propósitos, que incluyen servicios de alimentos, capacitación profesional, compras de tecnología, suministros de saneamiento y limpieza, programas de verano y después de la escuela, y apoyo para la salud mental. Los fondos deben utilizarse de aquí a septiembre de 2022. El PDE urge a las entidades escolares a priorizar las inversiones para los alumnos y las familias vulnerables, incluidos los que viven en la pobreza más profunda, los alumnos con discapacidades, los estudiantes de inglés, los alumnos migrantes, los alumnos que viven en la calle y los niños en cuidado tutelar.Vea una lista de lo que recibirá cada distrito escolar y escuela pública experimental en fondos del ESSER.Los fondos restantes del ESSER se utilizarán para actividades a nivel estatal para abordar los problemas causados por la COVID-19. El PDE planea usar los fondos para apoyar iniciativas, como el aprendizaje remoto, que pueden diseñarse e implementarse con una mayor economía de escala a nivel estatal de lo que sería posible o práctico para que las agencias locales de educación persigan individualmente.Para obtener más información sobre las políticas y programas educativos de Pennsylvania, visite el sitio de Internet del Departamento de Educación o siga al Departamento de Educación de Pennsylvania (PDE) en Facebook, Twitter o Pinterest.View this information in English.last_img read more

Marriage breakdown driving apartment boom take-up

first_img Where to look for cheap homes More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours agoBeing closer to work and public transport and not having to spend the weekend tending to the garden are popular reasons for apartment take-up. Picture: AAP Image/Darren England.Women in breakups typically looked for two-bedroom apartments, two with a study or three bedrooms, while the divorced father generally took up a single bedder or single bedder with study.“The divorced father will usually have the children staying with him every second weekend so he may not need such a large apartment. He’ll usually go for something like a one-bedroom apartment plus a study which can be converted into a bedroom. The men will often look for an apartment near the ex-wife or their family home if she is still staying there with the children.”He said often separating parents had no choice but to move to an apartment building.“Most find it works for them financially and offers them a lifestyle choice because unlike a home, the apartment requires little maintenance. If they are renting, they can also often secure a furnished property.” Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis 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.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58 He said it was also more common now to have children in apartments — officially census data saw this rise 56 per cent in the five years to 2016.“Some people in these marriage breakdown situations are moving to apartments for financial reasons, while others are also preferring an inner-city lifestyle to a house in suburbia.”“They can be closer to work and public transport and they don’t have to spend the weekend tending to the garden. Divorced and separated parents can also embrace the strata community lifestyle and they take comfort from knowing they have neighbours close by in their complex, which makes them feel safe.” FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK Wanted: Property prize hunter Relationship breakdowns are a key driver for the rise in unit take-up.Divorce and separation have become the new drivers for the unit market, strata officials say, with breakups sparking a surge in take-up.One of Queensland’s biggest strata management firms, Archers the Strata Professionals found this was the case for unit take-up during the apartment boom — both as owners and tenants.Partner Grant Mifsud said lifestyle and affordability were among reasons why units were the preferred option post-breakup.“Our strata communities have many divorced and separated parents who have had to seek alternative accommodation because the family home has had to be sold as part of their settlement.” MORE REAL ESTATE NEWS Good, bad, ugly of a home renolast_img read more

A local dance company celebrates 40 years this weekend

first_img Share Share Tweet Share Waitukubuli Dance Theatre Company performing at the Old Mill Cultural Centre. GIS News The Waitukubuli Dance Theatre Company will this weekend celebrate a milestone and will present its 40th Anniversary Dance Production dubbed “Dancing the Dream”.Artistic Director of the Waitukubuli Dance Theatre Raymond Lawrence says the achievement is a dream come true for the group.“We want to thank God, the dancers; past and the present, the public…Everyone. We want everyone to come and celebrate with us this weekend,” he said.The program is a mixed one of dance featuring the senior, intermediate and junior dancers.“We also have special guest artists like Ophelia Marie and many more. We think that persons who come will enjoy the offerings that we have as part of the dance production and they will be entertained,” he said.Raymond said an award ceremony and overseas trip later this year are also expected to form part of this year’s event.The event will commence on Saturday and Sunday at the Arawak House of Culture from 6pm.Dominica Vibes Newscenter_img LocalNews A local dance company celebrates 40 years this weekend by: – September 10, 2011 Sharing is caring! 18 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

Repeal of on-road parking ordinance sought but…

first_imgFor barangay roads, the ordinanceauthorized barangay councils to identify by way of barangay legislation parkingand no parking areas provided no parking fee or penalties shall beextracted.    “Angginareklamo is road obstruction. Ti once may ordinansa,that is not obstruction anymore, that is legal already,” said Duron. * Solis Street – parallel parking oneither sides * Arsenal Street – parallel parking oneither side * Yulo Street – parallel parking oneither side However, he said, if “ang pag-parking nila not in accordance saordinance, ti dakpon nila eh. Thereis a corresponding penalty man.” Under Regulation Ordinance 2009-216,on-road parking is allowed on the following streets: * Calazans Street fronting San Jose dePlacer Church – parallel parking on either side * Ortiz Street – parallel parking oneither side * Arroyo Street – parallel parking oneither side This was how Councilor Rommel Duron,chairperson of the Committee on Transportation in the Sangguniang Panlungsod,described the proposal of the Public Safety and Transportation ManagementOffice (PSTMO) to repeal Regulation Ordinance 2009-216 that allows on-roadparking on certain city streets. * Guanco Street – diagonal parking on theleft side (across Central Market); right side (Central Market side) absolutelyno parking * Aldeguer Street – diagonal parking onthe left side (across Central Market); right side absolutely no parkingcenter_img * Aduana Street – parallel parking oneither side Duron disagreed. According to PSTMO head Jeck Conlu,on-road parking has resulted to parked vehicles becoming obstructions onstreets. “Why prohibit on-road parkingaltogether? What’s the intent?  Diin nga city wala on-road parking? Ma-resignko dayun kon may ara,” said Duron. * Rizal Street – diagonal parking onCentral market side * Iznart Street – parallel parking onCentral market side On other roadways or streets notmentioned, parallel on-road parking is allowed subject to the generalprohibitions under Article III of Regulation Ordinance 2009-216. ILOILO City – “Sweeping.” * Mapa Street – parallel parking oneither side It would be better for the PSTMO tospecify which streets that allow on-road parking are problematic so theirsituation could be reviewed, said Duron. “Indimo na madula ang on-road parking kon wala man lang nagaperwisyo,” he stressed./PNlast_img read more

Mahrez’s wife, Joshua flirt in nightclub

first_imgRelatedPosts Tyson Fury to Anthony Joshua: Don’t risk fighting Usyk Aguero could be out of action until November, Guardiola says David Silva recovers from COVID-19 Manchester City star Riyad Mahrez’s wife Rita and boxer Anthony Joshua were seen “flirting” in a celeb hotspot, according to reports. It comes after Joshua’s heavyweight rival Deontay Wilder was also said to have flirted with the Manchester City winger’s wife last month. Model and singer Rita, 26, was reportedly seen with her hand on Joshua’s knee at London club Tape on Friday, according to The Sun. The publication claimed she and Algeria captain Riyad have agreed a trial split and are living 200 miles apart from each other. A source told the publication: “Rita bumped into AJ on her way out and he invited her to join him at his table in VIP. “Rita, who was with a female pal, clearly thought AJ was incredibly hot. They then spent much of the evening laughing and flirting.” World heavyweight champion Joshua reportedly didn’t realise she was the wife of City star Mahrez, and backed off after being told who she was. “He didn’t have a clue who she was. He simply thought she was a pretty girl and enjoyed their chat. “But when the club owner pointed out she was Riyad’s wife, AJ got a bit awkward, and totally backed away. “He explained he didn’t want to step on any toes or cause a scene, and that he’d be stupid to be seen doing anything in public. They left with friends at 3am, but got into separate cars.” Joshua is single after his split from dancer Nicole Osbourne in 2016. City star Riyad, 28, scored in his side’s 3-1 win at home to Leicester on Saturday. Last month he was said to be “devastated” after WBC champion Wilder was accused of “flirting” with Rita at Manchester hotspot Club Liv. A source reported that there appeared to be “a real connection” between the pair. Mahrez is a Muslim non-drinker who snubs the clubbing lifestyle popular with many of his Premier League colleagues. He married Rita – who is the mother of his two children – in a private ceremony in August 2015. A spokesman for Joshua said “He is disappointed his name is used to generate publicity in this manner”. Representatives of Riyad Mahrez and Rita Mahrez have been contacted for comment.Tags: Anthony JoshuaDeontay WilderManchester CityRitaRiyad Mahrezlast_img read more

Reifer, Barnwell star to hand USA second straight defeat

first_imgPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, (CMC) – Chris Barnwell’s attacking half-century and Raymon Reifer’s destructive five-wicket haul spared Guyana Jaguars blushes against minnows United States here Monday night.Sent in at Queen’s Park Oval, Jaguars needed Barnwell’s 63-ball 80 to get up to 226 all out off their 50 overs, before Reifer snatched five for 35 with his left-arm seamer to complete the Jaguars turnaround, handing them a nervy 13-run victoryThe victory was Guyana’s second in three outings leaving them second in Group B while the defeat for United States was their second in two appearances.Unconvincing in their previous two matches, Jaguars again looked vulnerable when they slipped to six for two in the sixth over, losing opener Chandrapaul Hemraj (1) and rookie Kemol Savory (1).Captain Leon Johnson, who made 43 off 57 balls and opener Tagenarine Chanderpaul who notched a painstaking 40 off 104 balls, posted 61 for the third wicket in an attempt to rebuild the innings.But both found the difficult going against the accuracy of left-arm pacer Saurabh Netravalkar (2-20) and right-armer Ian Holland (2-35) and the partnership required 115 deliveries.Johnson struck three fours and two sixes and was beginning to finally up the tempo of the innings when he sliced off-spinner Steven Taylor to Holland at slip.Barnwell’s arrival signalled an increase in scoring, the veteran blasting seven fours and four sixes to dominate a 66-run, fourth wicket partnership with Chanderpaul.Even then, Chanderpaul managed only two fours before missing a sweep at a full length delivery from left-arm spinner Karima Gore (3-38) and falling lbw.Barnwell put on a further 40 for the sixth wicket with Jonathan Foo (39) to keep the runs flowing but finally perishing in the 44th over, spooning Holland to Taylor at cover.In reply, USA got a top score of 43 from opener Mrundal Patel while Akshay Homraj struck 32 and Holland chipped in with 28, but the innings never really moved into high gear.They were in good stead at 141 for four in the 38th over with Holland and Homraj involved in a 33-run stand but Jaguars made key strikes down the stretch to set back the innings.Holland strayed from his crease and was stumped off left-arm spinner Chandrapaul Hemraj (2-31) and Homraj added a further 31 for the sixth wicket with Gore (17) before smashing a full toss from the same bowler to Ronsford Beaton at deep square in the 44th over.With the required run rate building, the pressure told on the US innings and the run chase petered out tamely.last_img read more

Ghana could camp in Ethiopia for AFCON

first_imgGhana might camp in Ethiopia for next January’s Africa Cup of Nations to be hosted in South Africa.The Ghana Football Association is yet to confirm the pre-tournament camping base for the Black Stars who are chasing their first African title since 1982.Kenya, which has been a preferred camping destination for the four-time African champions, is also being assessed by the management committee headed by FA president Kwesi Nyantakyi.”My personal preference is Ethiopia which has the highest altitude of 1,500 feet above sea level and I think it would be extremely beneficial to the team in terms of building their energy levels,” Ghana FA boss Kwasi Nyantakyi told Africa Sports.Ghana are in Group B alongside Mali, Niger and Congo DR for the tournament which will run 19 January – 10 February.The Black Stars opener is against the Leopards of DR Congo DR in Port Elizabeth on 20 January.last_img read more