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first_img Here Lies Love Directed by Alex Timbers, with music by David Byrne and Fatboy Slim, the tuner is set to the beat of a throbbing dance club score. Here Lies Love tells the story of Filipina First Lady Imelda Marcos, her meteoric rise to celebrity and subsequent descent into infamy. The production is an immersive theatrical experience that puts audience members directly into the action in a 360-degree scenic and video environment. The show goes beyond Marcos’ legendary obsession with shoes and explores the tragic consequences of the abuse of power. View Comments There’s a new disco queen ruling off-Broadway! Jaygee Macapugay, currently featured in the cast of Here Lies Love, will step into the role of Imelda Marcos on October 20. She takes over from Ruthie Ann Miles, who will play her final performance on October 18. Tobias Wong has also joined the cast and is now playing the role of the D.J. The production is playing at The Public Theater’s LuEsther Hall, with a cast that also includes Jose Llana as Ferdinand Marcos and Conrad Ricamora as Ninoy Aquino.center_img Macapugay has been with the show’s company as a swing and understudy to the role of Imelda. Her other stage credits include Hello Dolly!, Imelda: A New Musical, Miss Saigon, The King & I and Smokey Joe’s Café. Wong is making his off-Broadway debut in Here Lies Love. Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 3, 2015last_img read more


first_imgGolden, a junior studying agribusiness and agricultural and applied economics, will work in Rep. Jack Kingston’s office. A 2011 graduate of Swainsboro High School, he is the son of Barry and Toney Golden. The Congressional Agricultural Fellowship is made available through UGA’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Deans’ Promise. A collection of enrichment opportunities ranging from internships to study abroad opportunities, the Deans’ Promise program aims to encourage CAES students to take advantage of the unique beyond-the-classroom enrichment opportunities available through the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. This summer, six University of Georgia students will learn the inner-workings of our nation’s capital as they serve as UGA Congressional Agricultural Fellows in Washington, D.C.The offices of Georgia Senators Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson and Representatives Sanford Bishop, Jack Kingston, and Austin Scott and Doug Collins will welcome the students for a 12-week stint in the nation’s capital. Once in Washington all the students, who all attend UGA’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, will prepare briefs, attend agricultural committee hearings and conduct agricultural-related research. The Ag Fellows have the option of earning internship course credit towards graduation. For more information on the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, the Deans’ Promise or other opportunities available to UGA students, visitwww.caes.uga.edu. “Ag Fellows typically work the entire summer and serve more like apprentice staff members,” said Josef Broder, CAES Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and the fellowship program’s coordinator. “Some may be asked to serve as mentors to other student interns.” Students representing UGA as 2014 Congressional Agricultural Fellows include Tess Hammock of Forsyth, Ga.; Sarah K Brown of Statesboro, Ga.; Mary Cromley of Brooklet, Ga.; Sarah Carnes of Woodstock, Ga.; Michael L. Thompson, of Toccoa, Ga. and J. Thomas Golden of Swainsboro, Ga. Hammock, a sophomore studying agricultural communications, will work in Rep. Austin Scott’s office. Hammock was home-schooled and is the daughter of Randall and Kathy Hammock. Brown, a senior studying agricultural and applied economics, will work in Sen. Saxby Chambliss’ office. A 2010 graduate of Bulloch Academy High School, she is the daughter of David and Susan Brown. Cromley, a junior studying agricultural and applied economics, will work in Sen. Johnny Isakson’s office. A 2011 graduate of Southeast Bulloch High School, she is the daughter of Lee and Ann Cromley. Carnes, a sophomore studying environmental economics and management, will work in Rep. Sanford Bishop’s office. A 2012 graduate of Sequoyah High School, she is the daughter of Brian and Pam Carnes. Thompson, a sophomore studying agricultural and applied economics, will work in Rep. Doug Collins’s office. Thompson, a 2012 graduate of Habersham Central High School, he is the son of Lee Thompson and Bryon and Karen Duke. last_img read more


first_imgSouth Korea on track to add a record amount of solar generation in 2019 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享PV Magazine:South Korea’s Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE) announced in a press release this week that the country’s newly installed PV capacity for the first seven months of this year has reached approximately 1.64 GW.For comparison, in 2018 – South Korea’s best year in terms of new PV deployments – new capacity reached 2.02 GW. This means that, if the current trend continues throughout the remaining part of 2019, the country will post another record. By the end of July, the nation’s cumulative installed solar capacity had reached approximately 9.5 GW. In 2017 and 2016, new PV additions reached 1.3 GW and 889 MW, respectively.The MOTIE also noted that new capacity has already exceeded the government’s 1,632 MW target for 2019. Of the total thus far, around 92.1%, or about 1.5 GW, has come from PV installations below 1 MW in size. The provinces of Jeonbuk, Jeonnam and Chungnam have the largest share of this new capacity, with 17%, 18.3% and 14.0% of the total, respectively.The MOTIE also stressed that the quality of solar modules has improved considerably. “In 2018, the share of photovoltaic modules with efficiency of more than 18% accounted for only about 35%, but this year their share increased to more than 80%,” it stated, while also noting how panels made in South Korea accounted for 69% of domestic installations.South Korea currently plans to install 30.8 GW of solar by 2030. This ambitious target is expected to be achieved by building giant solar parks, such as a recently announced 2.1 GW floating solar project and a 3 GW ground-mounted PV array that was announced for the Saemangeum area by South Korean President Moon Jae-in in November.More: South Korea has added 1.64 GW of solar so far this yearlast_img read more


first_img April 1, 2002 Gary Blankenship Senior Editor Regular News Board of Governors adopts FY 2002-03 budget Senior EditorA fiscal year 2002-03 budget with a $1 million surplus has been approved by the Bar Board of Governors.Incoming Budget Committee Chair Gerald Beer presented the budget at the board’s March 15 meeting in Tallahassee. It calls for total revenues of $29.6 million, compared to expected revenues of $29.7 million for the 2001-02 budget year which ends June 30. It keeps the annual membership fees at $265 for active members and at $175 for inactive members.“For the most part, it’s a continuation budget,” Beer said. It cuts three full-time staff positions and continues contributing $20 from each member’s annual fees to the Clients’ Security Fund.The new budget projects receiving almost $18.5 million from the Bar’s annual membership fees, up from almost $18.3 million for the 2001-02 budget. The Bar expects another $5.5 million from the sale of goods and services, such as CLE courses and legal manuals, which is down slightly from the $5.7 million expected in the current budget.On the expenditure side, the biggest item continues to be the Bar’s lawyer discipline program and other operations (including professionalism, ethics, and lawyer advertising) related to the regulation of the profession. Those are expected to take $11.8 million for 2002-03, an increase of about $500,000 from the current budget.The cost of producing CLE courses, legal books, and other Bar services is expected to be $6.1 million, down from $6.6 million for 2001-02. The cost of the Bar’s public information and Journal and News operations is expected to cost $4.4 million.A complete breakdown on the new budget will be in an official notice in the April 15 Bar News. The board will consider objections from Bar members at its May 24 meeting, and then forward the budget to the Supreme Court for review. Board of Governors adopts FY 2002-03 budgetlast_img read more


first_img 13SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Let’s face it — most consumers think going to the bank or credit union real pain in the you-know-where. Although financial products and services are important to consumers and definitely have emotional impact, they are not typically seen as “sexy” items which people wish to purchase.Your bank or credit union should take an honest look at the way in which consumers perceive it and answer the question, honestly – “is visiting us a pain?” If consumers, already halfway dreading going to the bank or credit union actually do have a negative experience there, it’s bad for your brand and your bottom line.Examine the consumer visit from their point of view. Start with the basics. Is your facility easy to see from the road? Is it attractive (for example, landscaping, paint, etc.)? Once inside, how quickly are your consumers greeted? Do you have a queue system and, if so, does it ask consumers to take it upon themselves to sign in or does your staff take the initiative and handle that for them?Digging deeper, you should next examine subsequent steps in a typical consumer interaction. How long is the average wait time? Do you provide some type of beverage (water, coffee, etc.)? Once a consumer is seated with a representative, is that person skilled and trained to ask questions or are they simply an order-taker with no real drive? continue reading »last_img read more


first_imgMoving up, the Rs. 1,301 all-in-one annual plan offers 164GB of total data with 500MB per day. Rest of the benefits of this plan are the same as the Rs. 1,001 plan. Lastly, the Rs. 1,501 all-in-one annual plan gets you 504GB of total data with 1.5GB per day, after which the speed will be reduced. Again, rest of the benefits of this plan are the same as the other two.Jio already offers four all-in-one plans ranging from Rs. 75 to Rs. 185. They offer 28 day validity and up to 56GB of data that can be used at 2GB per day. Instead of the 12,000 minutes FUP of Jio to non-Jio voice calls, these all-in-one plans offer an FUP of 500 minutes. Only the Rs. 185 and Rs. 155 plans offer unlimited SMS at 100 per day.Is OnePlus 8T the best ‘value flagship’ of 2020? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below.- Advertisement – Reliance Jio all-in-one prepaid annual plans have been introduced for Jio Phone users, adding to the already available all-in-one plans, but with much longer validity. The three prepaid plans have been updated on the official website and come at Rs. 1,001, Rs. 1,301, and Rs. 1,501 price points. Jio Phone users can get up to 504GB of data for the year, or rather 336 days. These annual plans are ideal for Jio Phone users who want one-time recharges instead of monthly plans.The new Jio Phone annual prepaid plans cost Rs. 1,001, Rs. 1,301, and Rs. 1,501. The Rs. 1,001 all-in-one annual plan comes with 49GB of data capped at 150MB per day, after which the speed will be reduced to 64kbps for the day. You get unlimited Jio to Jio voice calls and an FUP of 12,000 minutes on Jio to non-Jio voice calls. You also get 100 SMS per day and complimentary subscription to Jio apps. This plan, like the other two annual plans, is valid for 336 days.- Advertisement – Affiliate links may be automatically generated – see our ethics statement for details.center_img – Advertisement –last_img read more


first_imgMeanwhile, the state’s salt refineries have started doubling salaries to lure staff back. But experts say the workers may not return anytime soon.”A lot of the manufacturing industry is actually located in the very states where the pandemic’s impact has been great [such as] Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Delhi,” Professor Santosh Mehrotra at Jawaharlal Nehru University told AFP.”Now these are the areas where naturally workers have left in large numbers… They will not return in a hurry.”There are an estimated 100 million migrant workers — nearly a fifth of the labour force and contributing to an estimated 10 percent of GDP — across the nation of 1.3 billion people.Many are employed as cheap labour across a vast range of sectors including textiles, construction, mines and small businesses.But when the lockdown was suddenly imposed by the government, many found themselves almost immediately out of a job and unable to pay rent.Without public transport after interstate trains and buses were halted, some embarked on long journeys home on foot in the scorching heat, with around 200 dying from exhaustion or accidents according to the non-profit Save Life Foundation.The government eventually organised special train services to take millions stranded in cities back to their home states.Experts say India’s economy — Asia’s third-biggest and already stuttering before the pandemic — will be badly hit in the short-term at a minimum by the lack of workers.The economy is forecast to grow at its slowest pace in 11 years, and analysts are bracing for a severe contraction in the current quarter.The government has announced a 20 trillion rupee ($266 billion) stimulus package but observers do not expect much of a boost, at least not in the short term, while there are fears the exodus of migrant workers may have set the economy back by 15 years.”Their departure itself has been traumatic. They have gone through many indignities,” said Mehrotra.”Some of them may come back, but many of them will look for work not in metro cities but in small towns close by which are less impacted by the virus.”It is unclear if they will find jobs back home, with the rural economy already in distress owing to low crop prices and yields.But Mohammed Naseem Aktar, who lost his job as a worker at an export house in New Delhi, told AFP he was willing to take the risk.”I had no work for two months here and I faced a lot of problems,” the 21-year-old said as he queued up to register for a train seat.”The disease is showing no signs of a let-up. Now I just want to be with my family in the village.”Topics : An acute shortage of workers has turned the roar of machines to a soft hum at a footwear factory near New Delhi, just one of thousands in India struggling to restart after an exodus of migrant workers during the virus lockdown.India is slowly emerging from strict containment measures imposed in late March as leaders look to revive the battered economy, but manufacturers don’t have enough workers to man the machinery.The big cities — once an attractive destination for workers from poor, rural regions — have been hit by reverse migration as millions of labourers flee back to their far-flung home villages, some uncertain if they will ever return. “Sixty percent of our labourers have gone back. How can we run a production unit with just one-third of our workforce?” asked Sanjeev Kharbanda, a senior executive with Aqualite Industries, which owns the footwear factory in the northern state of Haryana.Kharbanda said the company’s sports shoe unit had been sitting idle as there were no skilled workers to operate the high-tech machines.”We are running just one shift now. The cost of production has gone up and our profits are going down,” he said, a conveyor belt carrying semi-finished flip-flops running slowly in the background.  In Gujarat state’s Surat city — where 90 percent of the world’s diamonds are cut and polished — many factories have been unable to open after more than two-thirds of workers fled, Surat diamond association president Babu Kathiriya told AFP.last_img read more


first_imgDefined contribution (DC) pension schemes are “coming of age” in the UK, despite evidence that defined benefit (DB) pension schemes still represent a major burden for the country’s largest companies.Investment consulting firm Willis Towers Watson (WTW) published a report his morning claiming that DC schemes have become the “new normal”.The report, which focused on the provision of DC pensions by FTSE 350 companies, found that 98% of new employees at companies in the index join DC schemes.In contrast, DB pension scheme deficits at FTSE 350 companies were £191bn (€222bn) at the end of last year, according to JLT Employee Benefits. This is more than twice the level at the end of 2015. Funding also dropped between 2015 and 2016, from 88% to 78%. Deficits are susceptible to volatility in UK gilts, but have been generally growing as liabilities have grown faster than assets in recent years. Companies discount liabilities on the basis of high-grade corporate bonds.Although it is difficult to estimate the aggregate level of yearly contributions to DB schemes, WTW suggested that the UK’s largest companies may be paying twice as much to reduce DB deficits, compared to the amount they contribute to fund DC schemes.This was despite the sharp decline in the share of companies still offering DB schemes to new or existing employees, as well as the planned increases in statutory DC contribution rates under auto-enrolment legislation.The WTW report found that 54% of FTSE 100 companies still offer DB pensions to existing employees, down from 84% in 2009. Only 27% of FTSE 250 employers are keeping DB schemes open to existing employees. As much as 37% of FTSE 100 companies have closed DB schemes to new accrual, while 42% FTSE 250 companies have done so.  Median annual contributions to DC schemes at FTSE 100 companies were £18m in 2016, increasing almost four times over since 2009. The corresponding figure for FTSE 250 companies is £6m, compared to £2m two years ago.Median DC plan assets at FTSE 100 companies were £201m at the end of last year, showing a large increase from £92m at the end of 2015. This was partly explained by the appreciation of non-sterling assets due to the decline of sterling. Median DC plan assets grew from £35m at the end of 2015 to £75m at the end of last year.Richard Sweetman, senior consultant at Willis Towers Watson, said: “While the ongoing cost of DB will remain a major issue for employers, this survey provides hard evidence of the speed with which DC provision is establishing a dominant role in the UK pensions landscape.”However, other recent surveys suggested that UK corporates were struggling to meet the requirement commitment to develop DC pensions, as they weigh important decisions on how to fund DB deficits.JLT recently said that dealing with legacy defined benefit (DB) pension schemes represented a “drag” on developing adequate DC offerings.Consultancy firm Hymans Robertson found that only 9 out of 100 UK trustees focused on the true cash flow position of their schemes, while funding gaps remained the main concern.The UK government last week launched a green paper on how to ease the burden of DB schemes on employers, setting the scene for reforming the provision of DB pensions.The WTW study highlighted that, although FTSE 350 companies are generally happy with their commitment to DC pensions, there is increasing attention on improving DC offerings.Sweetman said: “We also see an appetite to look at ways of making arrangements work better, particularly in identifying the best vehicle for delivering DC (as seen in the emergence of master trusts), restructuring contributions to allow wider savings options, improving investment strategies, and introducing enhanced member information and support around adequacy and retirement options.”last_img read more


first_imgPolice identified him as 18-year-oldSylvester Donasco of Barangay Granada.  The suspect was detained in the lockupcell of Police Station 1./PN BACOLOD City – A man was arrested forallegedly stealing clothes at a merchandising store in Barangay 12.  center_img The store security guard caughtDonasco allegedly stealing T-shirts and shorts worth P1,451 without paying forit on Oct. 12, the report added.     last_img


first_img Signed by Carlo Ancelotti for Real Madrid, James was named La Liga’s best midfielder after scoring 13 goals and providing 13 assists in 29 games under the Italian manager in 2014/15. read also:Everton manager Ancelotti claims Allan one of world’s best He has won eight domestic titles, across four countries, claimed two Champions Leagues with Real Madrid and, when at Porto, was a Europa League winner in 2010/11. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Advertisement Everton have signed Colombian playmaker James Rodriguez from Real Madrid on a two-year deal, with an option for a third season. Loading… Promoted ContentBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksHere Are The Top 10 Tiniest Mobile Phones On The Planet!The Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldWhy Do So Many Digital Assistants Have Feminine Names & Voices?9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread ArtInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street Art6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do8 Fascinating Facts About Coffeelast_img read more