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  • Photos! Meet the Cast of Broadway’s Fun Home

    first_img View Comments Related Shows The Circle in the Square Theatre is transforming into an extravagant funeral home beginning March 27, when the acclaimed musical adaptation of Alison Bechdel’s graphic novel Fun Home officially begins previews on Broadway. Directed by Sam Gold, the production, which originally premiered at the Public Theater, features music by Jeanine Tesori and a book and lyrics by Lisa Kron. Before the Bechdel Funeral Home officially opens for business, check out these portraits by Joan Marcus of Fun Home stars Roberta Colindrez, Joel Perez, Emily Skeggs, Beth Malone, Sydney Lucas, Michael Cerveris, Judy Kuhn, Zell Morrow and Oscar Williams. Fun Home Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 10, 2016last_img read more

  • Eat. Stay. Play. Calvert County, MD

    first_imgSTAY Maryland. Be Open For It With all the water access in Calvert County, you know there have to be beaches! We have some of the nicest beaches on the bay and you don’t have to drive all the way across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge to access them. Search for shark teeth and shells at any of the beaches dotted along the bay, peruse local museums and galleries and stop for an ice cream cone to finish off your perfect day away!   When in Rome! Calvert County is right on the Chesapeake Bay so make time to partake in a traditional crab feast or seafood platter. To the north of the county lies the twin beach towns of North Beach and Chesapeake Beach with several superb restaurant options. To the south is Solomons, a tiny waterside town with a big waterfront restaurant selection.  center_img PLAY EAT All of the accommodations in Calvert County are top notch. Plan a quick stay in an affordable hotel, stay for a few days in a tent, camper or vacation home, treat yourself to a luxurious stay in a bed & breakfast or plan something unique and book a stay at the base of the Cove Point Lighthouse in the keeper’s quarters (featured in the top image).  For decades, families have flocked to Calvert County, Maryland, to escape the city heat in Baltimore and D.C. and experience the Chesapeake Bay lifestyle, complete with bay breezes and crab feasts. With over 100 miles of shoreline along the Patuxent River and the bay, water sports like kayaking, paddle boarding, crabbing and charter boat fishing for that big catch are a must. Afternoons offer visits to local wineries and breweries followed by dinner at sunset overlooking the water.  last_img read more

  • Brazilian Navy Hosts the 4th Inter-American Naval Conference Specializedon Interoperability

    first_img Navy delegations from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, United States, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela, as well as representatives of the Inter-American Defense Board (IADB) and the Inter-American Naval Telecommunications Network (IANTN) gathered to seek interoperability improvement and to increase the naval cooperation. The SIANC-I was created based on the decision of the 19th Inter-American Naval Conference (IANC), in 2004 in San Diego. From that point on, there were three editions, the first in 2005, Mayport, U.S., the second in 2006, Lima, Peru, and the third in 2010, Puerto Belgrano, Argentina. “Interoperability is the coordination in a multinational operation. It is very important that the focus is not only on conflicts, but also on humanitarian assistance. The navies can cooperate with a country in need due to a natural disaster or due to the actions of mankind,” stated the event’s secretary, Rear Admiral Flávio Soares Ferreira, Commander of the 1st Squadron Division. Between August 26 and 30, the Naval Warfare School hosted the 4th Inter-American Naval Conference Specialized on Interoperability (SIANC-I). The delegations exhibit ended on the second day of the event. The exhibitors discussed matters such as maritime security, humanitarian assistance and joint exchange of information regarding the maritime traffic. Shortly after, specific work groups were formed, in order to approve the manual for Inter-American Security System and Humanitarian Assistance and studies regarding the need for an alternative system to the CENTRIXS communication system, to be used as part of Inter-American Naval Conference. “The manual has guidelines for organized procedures,” explained Rear Admiral Flávio Soares Ferreira. By Dialogo September 03, 2013last_img read more

  • CU growth: NAFCU’s No. 1 priority in 2019

    first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » Ensuring credit unions can continue to grow and thrive in the competitive financial services industry is NAFCU’s mission, and the association’s 2019 priorities – unveiled today – will guide its efforts to obtain a regulatory environment in which growth is the priority.“Our commitment to serving you and representing you before policymakers as your Washington Watchdog is personal,” said NAFCU President and CEO Dan Berger. “For me, the NAFCU Board and staff, this means we will stop at nothing to ensure a legislative and regulatory environment that promotes health and viability for your institutions.”NAFCU lobbyists are on Capitol Hill today for the swearing in of the 116th Congress. The association will meet with new and returning lawmakers to share its 2019 priorities and pursue opportunities to work on legislative solutions to some of the industry’s most pressing issues.last_img read more

  • The cost of building a data warehouse for an analytics platform

    first_imgCredit unions can benefit greatly from collecting and storing information to leverage Big Data. The cost of building a data warehouse can be steep, though. If you’re considering building a data warehouse for your credit union, it’s important to know what you’re getting yourself into.The benefits of building a data warehouse speak for themselves in the financial world. Getting into the data analytics game isn’t cheap, however. It’s not as simple as just buying a data warehouse and watching a video tutorial; no, getting started requires a large initial investment as well as ongoing support and upkeep costs.Here are a couple of the common issues associated with building a data warehouse for the credit union industry.Initial Investment CostsThere are two major expense considerations for any enterprising credit union looking to construct its own data warehouse. The most pressing of the two is the financial cost, and the second is the time invested. Because we’re talking specifically about credit unions, let’s discuss the monetary side of this investment first. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

  • Lead by example

    first_imgI remember very early in my career talking to my manager about a co-worker I felt needed some coaching. My manager said to me, “why don’t you talk to them?” My first reaction to this question was “isn’t that your job?” (No, I didn’t say that out loud), which was quickly followed by “can I? How do I approach a conversation like that?”I seemed to think that to be a leader, to provide coaching or advice to someone, I needed to be their manager/supervisor/in a higher position. It was my manager who reminded me that to be a leader is to set an example and also to be honest and open with my co-workers if I felt it would better them in their career.I truly believe this was one of those ‘a-ha’ moments where I realised that I was in control of my leadership and it didn’t have to do with my title – I have no doubt that feeling this empowerment to be a leader all those years ago has brought me to where I am today.This came to mind recently when I came across a quote: leadership is not a position or a title; it is an action and example. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

  • Falcao eyeing long stay

    first_img United will have to stump up £43million if they want to sign him permanently next summer and the Colombian hopes they do. “Me and my family are happy here, and we would like to stay for many years at Manchester United,” Falcao told MUTV. Falcao’s strike lifted United into the top four for the first time this season. Their manager Louis van Gaal told his players after the final whistle that they are still playing well below the standard he requires though. Van Gaal endured a nervy final few minutes in the home dugout as David de Gea, who earlier saved Leighton Baines’ penalty, pulled off two stunning saves to deny Leon Osman and Bryan Oviedo. And the Dutchman thinks his team gave too many chances away, particularly in the second half, and will demand an instant improvement when the players return from international duty. ”We are not playing good but we are already fourth in the table,” the United manager said. ”That is what I have told my players. ”We played well for one half. We have to do it 90 minutes. ”We haven’t defended well. We have to improve our organisation. ”We have given in the second half four big chances away.” Van Gaal’s opposite number Roberto Martinez hit out at Kevin Friend after the match, accusing the referee of costing Everton a point thanks to an apparent refereeing blunder. Martinez believes the winning goal should not have been allowed to stand though as he felt the game should have been stopped to allow Steven Pienaar to receive treatment for an injury he sustained moments before Falcao found the net. ”We’re disappointed with the second goal. I thought the referee made a major, major error,” the Everton manager said. ”Steven Pienaar was on the ground, we made it clear to the referee to stop the game and he allowed it to play on and it was very, very disappointing. ”Steven receives a knock and he goes to ground, the ball is in front of him and the referee is well aware of it. He is talking with the fourth official. ”It is a clear-cut decision. The law says if the player is on the ground and the ball is not in a dangerous position you need to stop the game. ”Man United attacks and the ball ends up in our net and I don’t think that is fair. I think that action was a big mistake from the referee.” Martinez said he expects centre-back John Stones to be out for “a few weeks” with suspected ankle ligament damage, which occurred in the dying minutes of Sunday’s game. The Football Association confirmed on Sunday night that the defender had pulled out of the England squad for this week’s Euro 2016 qualifiers against San Marino and Estonia because of the injury. Radamel Falcao scored his first goal in English football and then spelled out his desire to remain at Manchester United beyond the end of the season. Falcao started repaying some of the money United have invested in him by scoring the winner in Sunday’s 2-1 victory over Everton at Old Trafford. The Colombian, who also cleared a Phil Jagielka effort off the line in the second half, is on loan from Monaco until the end of the season. Press Associationlast_img read more

  • Chelsea, Spurs and Arsenal enjoy big Premier League wins

    first_imgBy Ian ChadbandLONDON,(Reuters)-Chelsea made light of striker Diego Costa’s absence to extend their lead at the top of the Premier League to seven points yesterday with a 3-0 win at champions Leicester City.After a Harry Kane-inspired Tottenham Hotspur and a ruthless Arsenal side kept up the pressure at the top with 4-0 victories, Chelsea found an unlikely hero in wing back Marcos Alonso, who scored their first two goals at the King Power Stadium.All the pre-match ballyhoo had been about Costa, the league’s leading marksman, having been dropped from Antonio Conte’s squad amid reports of a fall-out over his fitness.Before the game, though, Chelsea released quotes from Conte on their official Twitter site saying that Costa had not trained since Tuesday because of “a pain in his back”.“We played without Diego against Bournemouth and we have had time to prepare for this. We’ve prepared very well,” Conte said.That preparation was shown swiftly as Spaniard Alonso struck early in both halves and Pedro completed a rout of the feeble champions as Chelsea moved to 52 points, seven clear of Spurs.Liverpool, on 44 with third-placed Arsenal, could regain second spot and cut the gap at the top back to five points if they win at Manchester United, who are fifth, today.Tottenham striker Kane had a special day with a brilliant hat-trick in the 4-0 demolition of West Bromwich Albion that saw Mauricio Pochettino’s ever-improving contenders move into second with a seventh straight win in all competitions.It was Kane’s first match since he became a father last Sunday. “It’s amazing. The week has been a whirlwind having a little daughter – to finish it off like this is the best way possible,” he said, after taking his season’s tally to 13 league goals.OWN GOALSArsenal went up to third on goal difference after Olivier Giroud struck his fifth goal in as many games to set them on the way to a 4-0 trouncing of Swansea City, who are now bottom.Between Giroud’s opener and Alexis Sanchez’s 73rd minute effort, Paul Clement, in his first league game in charge of the Swans, also had to watch miserably as Jack Cork and Kyle Naughton deflected Alex Iwobi shots past their own keeper.Hull City recovered to beat Bournemouth 3-1 with a double from Abel Hernandez giving new manager Marco Silva the ideal league debut as they leapt from last place above Swansea and Sunderland, who were beaten 3-1 at home by Stoke City.Peter Crouch scored his 99th league goal for the Potters – a header, naturally – while Marko Arnautovic netted twice, but the goal of the day came from West Ham’s Andy Carroll who struck an astonishing mid-air volley in a 3-0 win over Crystal Palace.“It’s been a while in the making. I’ve been trying for a couple of years. It’s got to be the best goal I’ve scored,” the striker, who has suffered from a string of injuries, said.Joey Barton made a remarkable return for his old club Burnley, coming on as a substitute and scoring with a free-kick in the 1-0 win over Southampton.“It was an incredible thing for him to bring me back with the circus that goes on around me,” said Barton, paying tribute to Burnley boss Sean Dyche, who signed the midfielder after his stormy spell with Scottish club Rangers.It was an emotional afternoon at Vicarage Road as Watford fans paid a lovely tribute to Graham Taylor, the former England manager who died on Thursday, before facing Middlesbrough.At the club he took from the old fourth division into the top flight, the chant of “One Graham Taylor” rang around the ground, fans in the stand named after him held up cards that spelt out “Love G.T” and others were reduced to tears.However, after a long round of applause for their old manager, the Hornets could not deliver the result the supporters craved as they missed chances and were held to a 0-0 draw.last_img read more

  • The Latest: No champ, relegation preferred if Serie A halted

    first_img___The University of Maryland will begin allowing its football players to begin voluntary, individual workouts under the supervision of the sports medial staff on June 15.Football players will be permitted to return to campus on June 8 for medical screenings. The athletes will be tested for symptoms of COVID-19 on a daily basis.Athletic director Damon Evans says he’s “optimistic” about the return of fall sports. He called the voluntary workouts on campus “our cautious and considered road map to the resumption of athletic competition.”Maryland is scheduled to open the season on Sept. 5 at home against Towson. ___The Asian qualifying tournament for the World Cup is set to resume in October after the coronavirus pandemic forced games in March and June to be postponed.The Asian Football Confederation says it agreed with FIFA to schedule two dates in October and two in November to complete the current groups.The AFC says the planned schedule must comply with “government travel and medical restrictions” in the 40 countries taking part.Twelve teams will advance to a further group stage next year. June 5, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Italian top flight soccer clubs are asking for no title winner or relegations if the season is stopped again. Chelsea had seven games remaining.City will still qualify for the Champions League with Chelsea. Liverpool has been relegated.___More AP sports: and,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Four Asian teams will advance directly to the World Cup in Qatar. A fifth team will enter an intercontinental playoff round.___Liverpool could win the Premier League title at home after all.Police originally indicated they wanted Liverpool’s second game after the restart against Crystal Palace to be staged at a neutral venue because of concerns that supporters could congregate outside Anfield.But the league now says the game on June 24 is scheduled to be at Liverpool’s home stadium. Associated Press ___The Italian soccer federation says teams will be allowed up to five substitutions in matches.Italian competitions will adopt the temporary law change when they resume next week.There can still be only three pauses to send on substitutes. If matches go into extra time and teams haven’t used all five of their substitutes they can make a fourth interruption at the end of regular time or between the two halves of extra timeSerie A is set to resume on June 20 with the Italian Cup being completed in the previous week. One of the ideas the Italian federation is planning in case of another stop is the use of an algorithm to decide the final classification.The Lega Serie A held a meeting with the clubs on Friday and Italian media reported 16 of the 20 teams voted in favor of not relegating anyone and not assigning the league title unless it is mathematically certain.A final decision is expected to be made during the next FIGC council meeting on Monday.The Lega Serie A says: “The assembly has given indications to the representatives of the Lega Serie A to vote in favor of solutions which still safeguard the sporting merit if it is not possible to finish the Serie A season.”An algorithm could be used to assign European places. ___South Carolina coach Will Muschamp and football players have joined others in a protest march from the Governor’s Mansion on Friday. The march of several hundred people went the nearly 2 miles from the governor’s residence to the State House. South Carolina quarterback Jay Ulrich carried a sign, “Matter is the minimum. Black lives are worthy. Black lives are beloved. Black lives are needed.”It is the seventh straight day of rallies in South Carolina following the death of George Floyd, killed on Memorial Day when a Minneapolis police officer kept his knee on Floyd’s neck until he couldn’t breathe. The Latest: No champ, relegation preferred if Serie A halted The Merseyside derby against Everton could still be played away from Goodison Park on June 21. The league says the venue is still to be confirmed.Liverpool leads Manchester City by two points and is two wins from ending its 30-year title drought. But Liverpool could clinch the trophy in its first game back against Everton if City loses to Arsenal on June 17.___Chelsea has been declared Women’s Super League champion after the season was stopped because of the coronavirus pandemic.The English Football Association’s board decided to determine the final standings on a points-per-game basis. Manchester City was a point ahead of Chelsea but had played an extra game when the season was suspended in March. ___Borussia Dortmund players Jadon Sancho and Manuel Akanji have been fined by the German soccer league for breaking coronavirus-related restrictions to get haircuts.The league says Sancho and Akanji “apparently violated general hygiene and infection protection standards” to have a barber visit them at home. There were no facemasks visible in photos posted on social media.There were similar photos of Dortmund teammates Dan-Axel Zagadou and Raphäel Guerreiro with Düsseldorf-based barber Winnie Nana Karkari but they were not mentioned in the league’s statement. The Bild tabloid reported that Karkari also visited Dortmund players Axel Witsel and Thorgan Hazard last Thursday.The league says “it goes without question that professional soccer players also need their hair cut” but “this must be done in accordance with the medical-organizational concept at the moment.”last_img read more

  • Leeds announce record-breaking five-year kit deal with Adidas

    first_img(REUTERS) – Leeds United, who earned promotion to the Premier League last week, have signed a five-year kit deal with German sportswear firm Adidas starting from the 2020-2021 season.Leeds ended a 16-year wait to return to the top-flight after second-placed West Bromwich Albion’s defeat at Huddersfield Town on Friday and were crowned champions of the second-tier Championship the following day when third-placed Brentford lost at Stoke City.No financial details were disclosed but Leeds confirmed on Tuesday it was a record-breaking kit sponsorship deal for the club.Adidas will take over from Italian sportswear brand Kappa, whose five-year deal with the club expires at the end of the current season.”We’re looking forward to our return to the Premier League with anticipation next season and partnering with adidas, who are one of the most recognisable names in sport, represents a new beginning for the club,” said chief executive Angus Kinnear in a club statement hereLeeds host 21st-placed Charlton in the final game of the season today.last_img read more