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  • F. Scott Fitzgerald Bio-Musical The Underclassman Opens Off-Broadway

    first_imgNew musical The Underclassman, inspired by the life of F. Scott Fitzgerald, opens off-Broadway on November 19 at The Duke on 42nd Street. Directed by Cara Reichel, the Prospect Theater Company show features music and lyrics by Peter Mills and a book by Mills and Reichel. The production will play a limited engagement through November 30. Set in 1915, The Underclassman follows a young F. Scott Fitzgerald as he is swept into the Ivy League hierarchy and Princeton Triangle Club antics. His romance with the elusive debutante Ginevra King inspires what will become one of the most noted novels of American literature. The musical features choreography by Christine O’Grady. The Underclassman Show Closed This production ended its run on Nov. 30, 2014 The cast of The Underclassman features Matt Dengler, Piper Goodeve, Jessica Grové, Billy Hepfinger, Marrick Smith, Jordan Bondurant, Elizabeth Burton, Jason Edward Cook, Ian Fairlee, Matt Gibson, Holland Grossman, Christopher Herr, Adam Machart, Jeremy Morse, CJ Pawlikowski, Davey Rosenberg, Michael Romeo Ruocco, Liz Shivener and Whitney Winfield. Related Shows View Commentslast_img read more

  • Making the most of marketing metrics

    first_imgAs the end of the year quickly approaches, we find ourselves once again looking forward to all of the exciting opportunities and projects we can approach in the coming year. While you’re planning out your marketing calendar and activities for 2019, take some time to consider how you’re using your metrics to track your success. After all, what gets measured gets our attention, and there’s plenty of insight to be gained from the things we’re measuring. You can do your future-self a lot of favors by making sure your metrics make sense for your marketing goals and those for the credit union as a whole. When you focus on the things that truly matter, you and your department move the vision forward. Here are some ideas for leveraging your metrics to gain useful insights.Looking for GrowthMembership growth is on plenty of minds right now and there are ways to help you understand your unique situation better.New target member: Your target member is the person who is the best-fit for your credit union based on its purpose and offering. When you look at your new member numbers, you can also identify how many of those new members fall within your target group.This can be a more meaningful identifier for longer-term success than just new members for two reasons. One, your target member is most likely to be satisfied with your partnership and become advocates for you. Two, you can add poor-fit members (say, through indirect lending) and you may never make them advocates, even with lots of costly onboarding activities.Keeping track of how many new members fall into this category is helpful because it can also confirm whether or not awareness and branding activities are reaching the right audience. Then, seeing their engagement and product mix over time gives you an idea if you’re adequately serving their needs. Attrition: It doesn’t help to bring in 10 new accounts when you lose 20 in the same time frame. Get to know the ins-and-outs of closed accounts. That includes how long they’ve been a member, what kinds of accounts they had, and their reason for closing.With some more information about your recently closed membership, you can piece together what it would take to keep more of them at the credit union. It may be as simple as educating members about convenience products when they are in the process of moving. Looking for Engagement Engagement also feeds into the growth of your credit union. Not only can you add more members, but you can also ask for a larger share of wallet from the members that you already have.Product and Service Adoption: Knowing the percentage of members using your products helps you identify which ones are popular and which ones would be improved with more marketing activities. In addition to looking at the penetration for a product or service, get to know how they are related within a membership. Some products and services are clearly complimentary – like your bill pay with your checking accounts. Try to find connections that may not have been as intuitive. Maybe you have a specialty product that acts as a gateway. You gain enough trust with the member through that products that they want to bring over more of their business. That’s where you want to pay attention and use the knowledge to drive additional business with both current and potential members.Looking for Efficiency and EfficacyChannel Performance: Knowing how your channels perform can help you in a few ways. For example, you can see how effective you are with your email campaigns by looking at opens, click throughs, and resulting new accounts or services. Additionally, you can see where you are getting the most activity within your membership. As you identify a best-fit member, you’ll also want to know where you can reach them. Seeing your channel performance can help you more easily choose the right channels when you’re creating campaigns. You’ll also be able to see where you should invest time, resources, and technology.Sales Conversions: Especially when you’re using multiple channels or when you have hand-off points in our process, tracking the flow of the member or potential member is key. Look beyond the number of leads successfully converted and you can find out where your process can be improved. You may find simple adjustments – like the fields in a form or the layout for a landing page – make a huge difference in your outcomes.Traps to AvoidDon’t waste your time tracking things that don’t matter or that don’t give you valuable information. Skip Vanity Metrics. It can feel good to see likes to your Facebook page or that an event was well-attended, but what did it do for your business? Instead, look for results, not activity. Engagement and conversions tell you whether or not the activity is working and is worth the effort that you put in. Don’t Settle for What’s Easy. It can be tempting to track the things that are easy to track, even if they don’t tell us what we want to know. Whether it’s a high-level metric or something short-term for a specific campaign, identify what you really care about. There’s always a way to get the data, you just need to design it.Quality Over Quantity. It takes time to manage data, so go for quality rather than quantity. Just as you don’t want to settle for the easy things, know what you want to determine and keep your focus on that data.Metrics can be fun and they most definitely can be useful. Be smart and selective to make the most of your time, get the information you need, and be more impactful with your marketing. 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Jennifer Laud Jennifer is a credit union marketing consultant and the owner of Jennifer Laud Consulting. She has a background in strategy and a passion for positioning credit unions to find their … Web: Detailslast_img read more

  • Data: The key to a successful card portfolio

    first_img continue reading » Understanding your members’ behavior gives you the opportunity to serve them effectively and in turn, increases your bottom line. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for credit unions to overlook existing cardholders as a significant opportunity to help stimulate portfolio growth and increase profitability. With the use of data, you can identify trends that will help you to ensure that you are offering the right incentives, rewards, and services that will not only retain your existing cardholders, but also attract new prospects.What can data do for you?Data can open the door to product and service opportunities that your credit union did not offer in the past. Also, by utilizing data from your card portfolios, as well as home and auto loan applications, you will have a vivid picture of each member that will help you to create unique member experiences. In the end, you can feel confident that you are offering a competitive card product and doing what is required to stay “top of wallet.” With rich data you can:Offer Your Best Members the Best Rates – Review cardholder data annually and implement a risk-based strategy to offer your members better rates based on their profile. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

  • Autoimmune community seeks govt support as medication costs skyrocket during pandemic

    first_img“Since COVID-19 hit, the price has crept up steadily. It could reach Rp 22,000 per pill. The supply and demand has been out of balance,” Dian said.Dian also regretted the limited direct access to doctors, medical examinations or treatment. “Especially for patients who use the BPJS Kesehatan [the Health Care and Social Security Agency] service,” she said.Dian said the condition of people with lupus or other autoimmune diseases varied from the mild form, which attacked the skin or joints, to more severe conditions that attacked the blood or nervous system and even vital organs.“We can’t help but try to survive. That’s why we also strive for personal protective equipment [PPE], medicine, as well as collecting donations for those who have lost income,” added Dian.The SDF has initiated the collection of donations for the procurement and distribution of PPE, including 2,000 nonmedical masks, for 16 autoimmune communities around Indonesia. Within three weeks, they managed to raise funds of up to Rp 141 million.The organization has also provided aid that includes PPE such as medical and nonmedical masks and coverall hazmat suits, as well as multivitamins, to some hospitals and public health centers across Indonesia.Read also: Australian study links fiber intake during pregnancy to babies born with allergies and autoimmune disease“Because of the PPE scarcity, the distribution has been done gradually, depending on availability, to nine hospitals and regional hospitals in Bandung, Cimahi, Cianjur and Majalengka [in West Java] and Medan [in North Sumatra]. We also provided PPE to six public health centers in Jakarta, South Kalimantan and Bandung,” said Dian.SDF manager Laila Panchasari said that in commemoration of World Lupus Day, the organization had also launched a membership card program in collaboration with two clinical laboratories, Pramitha and Prodia, and state-owned pharmaceutical company Kimia Farma.“So, members can access generic HCQ and can get additional discounts for routine checks in the laboratories,” Laila said, adding that the SDF had more than 1,000 members across the archipelago.The membership number, however, is still small compared to the number of lupus sufferers in Indonesia, which Dian estimated at 135,000 to 270,000. Worldwide it is estimated that there are at least 5 million people with lupus, with 100,000 new cases every year. (syk)Topics : “The price of HCQ has increased by 100 percent. We hope the government can regulate the price so that patients can still can afford it and other primary medications needed by autoimmune patients,” Dian told The Jakarta Post on Saturday.Dian said autoimmune patients needed one or two HCQ pills a day to alleviate joint pain and other medications such as corticosteroids to increase steroid hormones in the body, relieve inflammation and suppress the excessive work of the immune system.She said the country was not able to produce its own HCQ until the end of 2019, when the domestically supplied immunosuppressant was sold at prices ranging from Rp 11,000 (73 US cents) to Rp 13,000 per pill.Read also: COVID-19 exposes flaws in Indonesia’s health insurance program The Syamsi Dhuha Foundation (SDF), a nonprofit organization representing autoimmune disease sufferers, has urged the government to pay more attention to people with immune-related conditions, who are much more vulnerable during the current COVID-19 pandemic, as medication costs have increased dramatically.To mark World Lupus Day on May 10 and World Autoimmune Day on May 20, the SDF is making an effort to gain support and raise awareness about people with autoimmune diseases, such as lupus, with its #ShareOurLove campaign.SDF chairwoman Dian Syarief, who is also an autoimmune disease sufferer, said it was an extraordinary time for her community as the prices for autoimmune drugs, including hydroxychloroquine (HCQ), which is also prescribed for COVID-19 patients, had soared.last_img read more

  • Magical Gold Coast property like Narnia, minus talking animals and mythical beasts

    first_img MORE NEWS: How an apartment fetched a premium despite price falls The library is pretty impressive.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa10 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day agoOwner Piers Dance said he wanted the 6.47ha property’s name to reflect the peacefulness it offered. “We are Christian and one night we were … with a bunch of friends and we came up with Narnia which we all liked,” he said.“There are a couple of meanings but the one we liked was spring in winter and unique. “The name stuck and the story of Narnia with the central character as a lion we kind of liked that.” MORE NEWS: The suburbs where singles are most likely to find love It’s not the typical entrance through the wardrobe, but this gate leads to Narnia.THERE may not be a lion, a witch or a wardrobe that leads to a fantasy world, but this Gold Coast property has plenty of space for a game of hide and seek. Called Narnia, the picturesque Neranwood property, is a magical house on the outskirts of the city. If the name of the property inspires you to read The Chronicles of Narnia, a seven-part series by C.S. Lewis in which the film is based and the home is named after, the cozy library with a fireplace is the perfect spot. Likewise, to watch the movies, retreat to the home cinema and put it on the big screen with some popcorn. Plus, there are no talking animals or mythical beasts to interrupt the tranquillity on offer at the five-bedroom home at 32 Swanson Place. The house was built was about seven years ago.Mr Piers said he and his partner finished building the property about seven years ago. “We were aiming for something that was spacious but not huge, because we had so much land we were able to sprawl the house out,” he said. “With the help of the architect, we wanted to capture the fact we live in a very secluded space with complete privacy. “Want to be able to see the bush so there are lots of windows, which are really big, and the ceilings are really high and the windows go all the way up to the ceilings.“It’s totally unique, you will never get another one like this anywhere in Australia.” The property is on offer through an expressions of interest campaign.Mr Dance said he would miss the location the most as it was peaceful and quiet but still close to the Gold Coast’s amenities. “The driveway is 400m long, we are set in the middle of the bush,” he said. “If you were a movie star you’d have no issued with paparazzi, they’d have to bush bash to get to you.” The home theatre is the perfect spot to watch the Narnia films. A sunken bath with views of the gardens — yes please! Welcome to 32 Swanson Place, Neranwood, also known as Narnia. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:02Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:02 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p360p360p270p270pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenAndrew Winter: How to flaunt your Unique Selling Point01:02 He said other highlights of the home included the property being drought proof, purified water supplied to the house and solar panels, which almost cut out electricity bills. Marketing agent Margie Mac of Savills said there was a second meaning to the name Narnia that suited the property. “It means heaven on earth and the owners believe that the parcel of land is heaven on earth thanks to the tranquillity, seclusion and the privacy,” she said.last_img read more

  • Dosu: Rohr not better than Nigerian coaches

    first_img The German tactician has been in charge of the West Africans since 2016 and led the side to the 2018 World Cup in Russia, where they were eliminated at the group stage. Rohr, who paraded one of the youngest teams at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, guided the side to finish third at the biennial tournament. There have been a clamour from a section of the fans for a Nigerian coach to be in charge of the Super Eagles, following the feats achieved by previous managers. In 2013, Stephen Keshi helped Nigeria clinch their third Africa Cup of Nations title in South Africa and led the side to the Round of 16 of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Assessing the Super Eagles under Rohr, Joseph feels Rohr has not proved to be better than previous Nigerian coaches. “If we pick our pen and start writing he has not done more than what other Nigerian coaches have done,” Joseph told Goal. “We have played in the Africa Cup of Nations and won it under a Nigerian coach. We also played at the World Cup and got to the second round of the tournament. “He hasn’t done what other Nigerian coaches have not done. If he is given another opportunity and win the Nations Cup and get to the semi-final of the World Cup then I can say he has performed well. “For me, I think we are still in the place where Festus Onigbinde, Keshi, Augustine Eguavoen, Samson Siasia, Christian Chukwu and others have taken us.” The Nigeria Football Federation is yet to reach an agreement with Rohr on a new contract and Olympic gold medallist Joseph feels fans should not be worried about the situation. “Before they contacted him for Super Eagles job, none of us Nigerians were aware,” the former Nigeria goalkeeper continued. read also:Kehinde rates Eagles high, commends Gernot Rohr “The most important thing is for us to do well in every competition we play. Whoever is in charge of the Super Eagles should ensure our flag is not missing in international tournaments.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Former Nigeria international, Dosu Joseph, believes Gernot Rohr has not done enough for the Super Eagles and has set a benchmark for him. Promoted Content8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?The Untold Truth Of Sasha ObamaThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More Loading… last_img read more

  • Bundesliga games likely to remain without fans until 2021

    first_imgBundesliga games will likely remain without fans until next year after German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced that a ban on large events will be extended to Dec. 31. Merkel met with her 16 state governors on Thursday to discuss how to proceed as coronavirus infections rise again in Germany. Promoted ContentWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?World’s Most Delicious FoodsBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market Value7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe10 Body Features That Are Extremely Rare But Very RemarkableWhat Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There?The 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black HolesSome Impressive And Almost Shocking Robots That Exist Read Also: No excuse for Lampard at Chelsea after spending spree Bavarian governor Markus Soder agreed with health minister Jens Spahn’s assertion that it would send the ”wrong signal” to allow fans go to games. Germany has reported 240,420 cases of the coronavirus, with 9,290 deaths attributed to COVID-19. But concern is growing as the number of daily new infections is rising. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Sport was not the main focus of the talks, but it is covered by the decision to extend the ban on events where hygiene and tracing can’t be ensured. That ban was initially set to run until Oct. 31 but was extended for another two months. The state governors’ chiefs of staff will form a working group to consider the possibility of spectators at events and report their findings by the end of October.last_img read more

  • A.D.O.P.T. Needs Your Help

    first_imgMadison,IN—Madison Correctional Facility is currently seeking permanent homes for dozens of animals following a seizure of an estimated 100+ animals in Jefferson County last week. A.D.O.P.T. (A Dog On Prison Turf ) located on grounds at Madison Correctional, is a no-kill shelter where offenders, bathe, groom, train, and teach tricks to animals in need of permanent, loving homes. Following the seizure of dozens of animals, A.D.O.P.T. was contacted to assist in the assessment and re-homing of several of the animals.Currently available are several Chihuahua mixes and a variety of mixed large breed dogs as well.If interested in meeting a few of the animals in need contact Jan Davis at or Michelle Monroe or to schedule an appointment.last_img read more

  • No urgency in Wenger talks

    first_img Press Association The French coach, who turns 64 next month, will come to the end of his current deal in the summer of 2014 but has indicated he would be open to extending his stay. He continues to hold the full support of owner Stan Kroenke and the board, with chief executive Ivan Gazidis stressing earlier this summer negotiations would continue quietly behind the scenes. Wenger proved key in the record-breaking £42million deal to bring Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid on transfer deadline day, and has always maintained the continued drive for success on the pitch comes ahead of any speculation over his own future. Speaking before the Barclays Premier League win over Tottenham ahead of the international break, Wenger stressed: “Look, my future at the moment is not the most important thing. “I am not on the transfer market, so that is not a priority.” center_img Arsenal remain relaxed over contract talks with manager Arsene Wenger, Press Association Sport understands.last_img read more

  • Wenger explains Ozil “coincidence”

    first_img Arsenal recruited the former head fitness coach of the Germany national team Shad Forsythe to help the current backroom team. Wenger, however, maintained there could have been no way to forsee another injury setback after forward Olivier Giroud fractured a bone in his foot when making a last-minute tackle against Everton and France defender Mathieu Debuchy caught his studs in the Emirates Stadium pitch which resulted in a broken ankle. “What is different (this season) is we have a bit more prevention than before for the players to prepare for the competition, and I think we have made progress,” said Wenger. “(But) for us this season, we had big injuries and coincidental injuries. “For example Giroud – I don’t know what we can do about Giroud’s injury? Debuchy was on his own when he did the ankle, then you have Ozil. “(Do) you know how Ozil did the injury? Passing the ball with the outside left foot. He must have done that a million times. “Ozil was on his own. He told me he just wanted to give the ball like that (flicked with the outside of his foot) and heard a little crack. “There are a lot of post-World Cup injuries and not many soft tissue injuries.” Ozil is not expected to feature again for Arsenal until the start of 2015. Wenger, though, stressed there should be no concerns over how the player was managed at Stamford Bridge. “He (Ozil) did not tell me anything during the game, I did not even know,” said Wenger, whose side tackle Hull on Saturday looking to close back ground on the top four. “What happened was that at half-time, just before we went out, the physio told me ‘Ozil has a little pain with his knee, but it is not bad’. “He wanted to go on and I told him ‘if you don’t feel well, tell me and I will take you off straight away’. He never did that during the whole game, and after that I left him on because we were in a position where we needed to score a goal and he can deliver the final ball. “Then after the game, he went to Germany. With Germany, they thought at the start it was nothing. “We played on Sunday, on Monday he was off, and on Tuesday they gave him the day off. He was supposed to practise on Wednesday. “On Wednesday morning, he said he could still not practise. “They sent him for a scan, and in this scan they discovered that he had a knee ligament injury which is quite serious.” Defender Laurent Koscielny is not available because of an inflamed Achilles. Winger Theo Walcott is set to play for the club’s Under-21s on Friday after nine months out with a knee injury, while captain Mikel Arteta could feature against Hull after a calf problem. Midfielder Aaron Ramsey is expected back for next week’s Champions League tie away to Anderlecht in Brussels. Wenger is likely to deploy Spain international Nacho Monreal at centre-back against Hull, as England’s Calum Chambers serves a suspension for collecting five yellow cards. Press Association Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger insists Mesut Ozil’s knee problem is just the latest in a long line of “coincidental injuries” rather than down to any failing in the club’s medical support. Ozil faces around two months of rehabilitation after scans on international duty with Germany discovered a “partial rupture of the outer band of the left knee joint” which he had suffered during Arsenal’s Barclays Premier League defeat at Chelsea. Wenger moved to allay suggestions he went against the advice of both the player and Arsenal’s own medical staff by sending Ozil out for the second half at Stamford Bridge on October 5, as his side looked to get back into a match they would go on to lose 2-0. last_img read more