John Dossett Will Join Broadway’s Pippin

first_img Pippin features music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Roger O. Hirson and tells the story of a young prince searching for his corner of the sky. In addition to Rubinstein, the current cast includes Kyle Dean Massey as Pippin, Ciara Renee as Leading Player, Priscilla Lopez as Berthe, Charlotte d’Amboise as Fastrada and Rachel Bay Jones as Catherine. Star Files John Dossett is heading to the big top! The Tony nominee will join the cast of the Diane Paulus-helmed revival of Pippin as Charles, Pippin’s father. He will begin performances on August 26 at the Music Box Theatre, taking over for Tony winner John Rubinstein. Rubinstein, who originated the role of Pippin in 1972, will take his final Broadway bow on August 24 before joining the national tour. View Comments Related Shows Pippin Dossett, who can currently be seen as Joseph Pulitzer in Newsies, earned a Tony nomination for his performance as Herbie in Gypsy opposite Bernadette Peters. His additional Broadway credits include Mamma Mia!, Ragtime and Fifth of July. John Dossett Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 4, 2015last_img read more

Santos Calls for French Journalist’s Prompt Release

first_imgBy Dialogo May 08, 2012 In a statement on May 6, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos called for the prompt release of French journalist Romeo Langlois, in the power of the narco-terrorist group FARC since April 28. “I’m extremely glad to know that the French journalist is in good condition. The FARC has already acknowledged that they’re holding him, and I call on them to release him as soon as possible,” Santos, who is on a visit to Singapore, said according to the statement by his office. The president stated that his administration “is willing to facilitate [the process] so that this release can take place as soon as possible, but if they really want to make a good impression on the world, they should just release him and simply tell us where he is, and we’ll go get him.” These statements follow the release of a video in which a FARC guerrilla confirms that Langlois is in the group’s power, admits that he is a French journalist, and expresses his hope that “we will soon get beyond this impasse.” Thirty-five-year-old Langlois was working on a story for the France 24 television network in the department of Caquetá (in southern Colombia) on April 28, when the Military patrol with which he was travelling was attacked by guerrillas. The journalist suffered a wound in one arm and is believed to have surrendered to the rebels, identifying himself as a civilian, according to accounts by Soldiers who were accompanying him. Four Military personnel died in the clash, and another eight were wounded. Apparently, the FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) declared Langlois a “prisoner of war,” on the grounds that he was captured in combat and was wearing an Army bulletproof vest and helmet, although he is believed to have taken off those items when he surrendered. With reference to the statement, Santos asserted on May 6 that “journalists are not, cannot be, never have been prisoners of war, and therefore, hopefully they will release him very soon.”last_img read more

Execute brand discipline – just say no

first_img 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Picture it. You are ABC Bank or Credit Union, proudly serving your customers or members since the beginning of time. As part of your mission to provide the best possible financial solutions to your target audience, you have formed partnerships along the way which provide additional benefits to members or customers – maybe investment services or discount programs to save them money. As you grow, you see the value in supporting meaningful outreach programs like the Children’s Miracle Network. Who doesn’t want to help kids? All of these partnerships fit into your brand and make your customers or members genuinely proud to do business with you.Sounds good so far, right? As time goes on, you agree to help promote these corporate partners. After all, you want your target audience to know these benefits are available to them, right? You put a stack of brochures here, a small banner ad on the website and maybe an article in your e-newsletter…for every single partner. Before you know it, an innocent desire to promote a partnership makes your financial institution look more like a bus station or one of those welcome centers you stop at after crossing the state line on a road trip. Brochures everywhere! The only problem is, they’re not yours. STOP. THE. MADNESS.If this sounds familiar, you’re not alone. We find this in our marketing audits all the time. We call it marketing collateral crap, and it literally just creeps up on you.“We learned some surprising things in our marketing audit. We had 35 brochures in our lobby and our lobby looked cluttered. Less is actually more,” said Glenn Styer, retired CEO of Bucks First FCU (Now Inspire FCU). continue reading »last_img read more

Prime piece of Port Douglas up for grabs

first_imgWhat is 20m wide, 50m long, has palm trees on it and valued at $2223 per square metre? The last undeveloped commercial block in the heart of Port Douglas, in tropical far-north Queensland.The sale presents huge development and future growth potential.Listed for sale by LJ Hooker, Port Douglas, the 1,012sqm block on the main street, Macrossan St, is tipped to sell for $2.25 million.Agent Michael Samson describes the block as “pure blue chip” and a “once in a lifetime” property.“The block certainly represents an unparalleled development and investment opportunity. It’s literally the last undeveloped block in the Port Douglas village, right in the heart of things, opposite the well-known Ironbark Hotel and just a few minutes’ walk to the marina,” he says.The site is the last undeveloped block in Port Douglas village.The site is located at the northern end of Macrossan Street, a short walk from Port Douglas’ Four Mile Beach.The block has a modest building on it at present, which is rented out and run as a small business. Although 1000sqm is large in many markets across the country, it’s a “standard” block in Port Douglas. The palm trees on the block are pretty standard in the laid-back holiday hamlet too.Capitalise now: Two deserted islands on the market“The block’s prime location, at the busiest end of Macrossan St, surrounded by popular bars and restaurants, coupled with its great street exposure, makes it ripe for development,” Samson says.The site is close to the proposed Marina development in Port Douglas. Potential development could include retail shops, a restaurant or luxury accommodation. The block is zoned commercial, so planning permission shouldn’t present a problem. “There is a nice mix around it, so the possibilities are nearly endless, subject to council approval of course,” he says.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor9 hours agoSamson says with a multi-million redevelopment of the Christopher Skase-built Mirage resort underway, Port Douglas’ economy and property market is gaining momentum after being hit by the global financial crisis.Land value: A big chunk of Australia for sale10 Macrossan Street is the last commercial site available in the area. The marina, known as Marina Mirage – the closest mainland access point to the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef – is also being upgraded, with new berths being added.To date, there has been a “few inquiries” from local business owners and others, looking to potentially cash in on the $2 billion tourism market in the region.last_img read more

Italians buy open procurement

first_imgAS PART of a three-year strategic plan announced last year, Chief Executive of Italian State Railways Giancarlo Cimoli is planning to change the way FS treats its suppliers. Head of procurement Mauro Moretti says standard contracts will be agreed, and the fragmentary approach to purchase of spares will give way to block orders. FS will move towards simple and standardised components, including bogies and air-conditioning, and new components will be expected to perform more reliably and last longer.All this should help push costs down. Judging by a tale of screws now costing 12lire instead of 1200lire, drastic savings are in prospect. FS says it is committed to take the best offer on the international market – a move partly forced on it by falling government support and partly by EU rules. Moretti rightly believes that trains should be delivered in a condition that allows them to haul commercial traffic and not have to undergo numerous modifications after they have entered service. In return, he promises a more open procurement procedure, with ’clarity’ in contracts and tenders, which will be published in good time in the EU Official Journal. FS will now adopt the European standard for payment of 30 to 60 days instead of anything up to six months.Just how this will be received by Italian industry, unions and other parties is far from clear, but Cimoli wants costs down by 30% in three years. His strategic plan will see FS pull out of non-core activities, with 10000 jobs disappearing. FS staff will get standard contracts, and around 10% of local passenger services may be withdrawn. Better productivity will save 2500bnlire, and other cost reductions a further 2500bnlire.Eight out of nine coaches of an ETR460 Pendolino set derailed on January 12 as it approached Piacenza on a curve at around 160 km/h. The Milano – Roma Botticelli was carrying about 200 passengers, three of whom were killed, along with both drivers, two members of the Italian railway police and a stewardess; all were travelling in the leading car. The speed limit for Pendolino trains on the curve was 105 km/h. olast_img read more

‘Extreme users’: One in six Kiwi teens online for 6+ hours a day

first_imgNZ Herald 19 April 2017Family First Comment: “Overall the survey has found that Kiwi 15-year-olds average 163 minutes online outside school each weekday, up from 98 minutes in 2012. The times are almost identical for girls (165 minutes) and boys (161 minutes).”But nobody is asking some key questions! What effect is it having on children’s physical health (e.g. eyes) and what are they NOT doing while they’re looking at screens (e.g. Physical activities, outdoors, socialising, empathising etc)One in six Kiwi 15-year-olds is now online for more than six hours a day, an international survey has found.The Programme of International Student Assessment (PISA) tested 540,000 15-year-olds across 73 countries, including 4453 in New Zealand, mainly on their educational performance.Its latest report, covering the students’ personal wellbeing in 2015, shows that Kiwi 15-year-olds classed as “extreme” internet users because they are online outside school hours on weekdays for at least six hours a day have almost trebled from 6.1 per cent in the last survey in 2012 to 17.3 per cent.Their schoolwork is suffering: 31 per cent of the “extreme” group had skipped a day’s school in the previous fortnight, compared with 15 per cent of “moderate” users (1-2 hours a day).But Netsafe director Martin Cocker said time spent online was actually less important than what the teens were doing online.“Where what they are doing online is harming their relationships, their education, affecting their sleep, absolutely that’s when you need to intervene,” he said.“But if your child is doing well at school and has good, solid relationships, then I would say don’t worry about how much time they are spending on the internet.”Overall the survey has found that Kiwi 15-year-olds average 163 minutes online outside school each weekday, up from 98 minutes in 2012. The times are almost identical for girls (165 minutes) and boys (161 minutes).We have leapt from below the 102-minute average of the 35-nation Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in 2012 to well above the 146-minute average now – probably because of the dramatic spread of smartphones.READ MORE: read more

Young entrepreneurs encouraged to chart their success despite criticism

first_img Tweet Share Share Sharing is caring! Josiah St. Jean (file photo)Young entrepreneurs on the island are being encouraged to hold steadfast to their goals, ignoring negative criticism, in order to chart their success in enterprise development.The advice came from Josiah St Jean, the proprietor of Pictastic Photo Studio, who was recently awarded as the most determined male entrepreneur for 2011 by the Dominica Youth Business Trust (DYBT).St Jean has issued a call for young entrepreneurs to face their fears, looking at their mistakes in life as a stepping stone to bigger goals.“One of the things that I learnt during my experience is that you should never be afraid to make mistakes. One writer says that the greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually in fear of making a mistake. Experience is the name everybody gives to their mistake. So when everyone makes a mistake, they say that it is an experience. You will make mistakes as an entrepreneur starting off, you will get difficulties like I went through but you need to realize that you should take your mistakes and build upon them.”The Dominica Youth Business Trust, which has been in existence for the past seven years, is one of the leading organizations assisting young entrepreneurs on the island.Although aid to entrepreneurs is still described as minimal, some of the main challenges facing these small businesses over the years continue to be financing and business development.St Jean is challenging young entrepreneurs on the island to take advantage of opportunities that may be presented to them in the areas of business support and development.As entrepreneurs, you are going to get trying times, but the opportunity that you are given, you should not waste it. It is said that the only thing that is worst than a neglected opportunity is an opportunity that you took and wasted it. And even when opportunity knocks at your door, you still suppose to get and open the door so that it can come in. So you need to take action, as an entrepreneur.He believes that perseverance is critical to anyone’s success.When life knocks you down, try falling on your back, because if you fall on your back, once you can look up, that means that you can get up. And if you’re not willing to take risks you cannot grow. And in turn, if you cannot grow you cannot become your best. And if you cannot become your best, you cannot be happy. And if you cannot be happy, what else is there? As an entrepreneur, St Jean is supporting calls for more young persons to ‘rise up’ and overlook negative comments.“We are the people to take risks. The government cannot provide a job for everybody. We as the young people, we need to rise up. We cannot sit on the ‘block’ and say that some opportunity will create itself. We have to be ready to face the challenges. You have to be deaf to people who continue to give you criticism. And if you do not become deaf to those things, you will fail. Put a cotton in your ear if you must, but do not listen to negative advice. Negativity is everywhere but if you remain focused within yourself, you can accomplish anything you desire. Your life is limited so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t let the noise of other people’s opinion drown your own inner voice. And most importantly have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.”Dominica Vibes Newscenter_img LocalNews Young entrepreneurs encouraged to chart their success despite criticism by: – November 21, 2011 Share 27 Views   one commentlast_img read more

NegOcc board OKs measure institutionalizing pork ban

first_imgBoard member Andrew Montelibano,chairman of the PB’s Committee on Agriculture, said he authored this ordinanceas a means to protect the province from the continuous spread of the dreadedpig disease. BACOLOD City – The Provincial Board(PB) of Negros Occidental passed on third and final reading the measure thatwould institutionalize a ban on entry of pork and pork products from African swinefever-affected. The governor said the ordinance willnow identify the prohibited acts and items, include the prohibition on use ofwaste items and left-overs, and determine the responsibilities of the ASF taskforce, PVO, and local government units. A penalty clause is also included, headded. “It’s going to be difficult if thedisease enters Negros, that’s why our precautionary measures are veryimportant,” Montelibano said. Negros Occidental is the country’snumber one backyard hog producer, with a P6-billion swine industry./PN He underscored the need for apermanent law preventing the entry of any live pig, boar semen, pork and porkproducts, including food items containing pork, saying that ASF cannot beeradicated in 10 to 20 years in Luzon. He added that once the ordinance issigned by Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson, the current 90-day suspension on the importof hogs and pork products will be extended indefinitely and will be lifted onceASF has been eradicated in the country.Lacson, who chairs the Provincial ASF Task Force, earlier issued an executiveorder enforcing pork ban from ASF-hit areas for a period of 90 days. It took onSept. 18.last_img read more

Area Girls High School Basketball Scores

first_imgWRBI Area Girls High School Basketball Scores.Thursday (11-13)Oldenburg Academy  48     Southwestern Shelby  33Hauser  68     Milan  34Henryville TourneyProvidence  61     Shawe Memorial  39last_img

St. Louis Grade Boys Basketball Results

first_imgThe St. Louis Cardinals 8th grade boys basketball team defeated Brookville Middle School Tuesday night in a low scoring game 22 to 20.The Cardinals were able to pull out the win by scoring 11 points in the 4th quarter.Evan Vogelsang had a solid game on both ends of the  floor, and Zeb Streator provided valuable minutes in relief.Next up Mt. Carmel Thursday night.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Mike Burkhart.The St Louis Cardinals 7th grade basketball team were able to chalk up another win Tuesday night as they played on the road against the Brookville Greyhounds. St. Louis took a 20-12 lead at half then blew the game open in the second half as they scored 31 points in the half to win by the score 51 – 19.The team played well defensively throughout most of the game and had another balanced scoring attack. The scoring consisted of Andrew Oesterling 17, Lleyton Ratcliffe 14, Kurt Siefert 6, Jack Forbeck 5, Riley Schebler, Ben Schebler, Karson Macke and Sam Voegele had 2 points and Wil Freeland chipped in one at the charity strip. Brookville Middle School was led by Josh Bauman with 14 points.The Cardinals next game is this Thursday, November 12th, at Mount Carmel. The game starts at 5:30. This Saturday November 14th the Cardinals play in their first tournament of the season and is hosted by Oldenburg Academy. St Louis 7th grade will play St. Nicholas at 9 AM. The winner of this game will play the winner of St. Michaels and St. Lawrence.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Jim Oesterling.last_img read more