Emmy Nominations Show Big Love for Broadway

first_img Notable Broadway alums who received nods include Mark Ruffalo, Joe Mantello and Julia Roberts for The Normal Heart, Cicely Tyson, reprising her Tony-winning role in for The Trip to Bountiful and Tony winner Mandy Patinkin for Homeland. Other Great White Way vets nominated include Uzo Aduba, Christine Baranski, Angela Bassett, Kathy Bates, Ellen Burstyn, Kate Burton, Don Cheadle, Claire Danes, Adam Driver, Edie Falco, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Jane Fonda, Anna Gunn, Allison Janney, Nathan Lane, Jessica Lange, Jane Lynch, William H. Macy, Margo Martindale, Joe Morton, Sarah Paulson, Diana Rigg, Maggie Smith and Kerry Washington. View Comments The 67th annual Tony Awards was nominated in the following categories: Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special, Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special, Outstanding Special Class Program, Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction for a Variety Special, Outstanding Music Direction, Outstanding Original Music And Lyrics for “Bigger” and Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special. The Sound of Music Live! received four nods, while Billy Crystal’s 700 Sundays was recognized with a nomination for Outstanding Variety Special. James Lapine received a nomination for Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special for Six By Sondheim. The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards, hosted by Seth Meyers, will air on August 25 on NBC. Remind yourself how good Tony winner Neil Patrick Harris’ “Bigger” number was below! The nominations for the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards were made on July 10. The 2013 Tony Awards telecast picked up a record seven nods, including one for Tom Kitt and Lin-Manuel Miranda’s number “Bigger.” Tony winners Bryan Cranston and Kevin Spacey both received nominations for Best Lead Actor in a Drama Series for Breaking Bad and House of Cards, respectively. Tony nominee Jeff Daniels joined them in the category for his work on The Newsroom. Meanwhile, the screen adaptations of The Trip to Bountiful and The Normal Heart both picked up Best Television Movie nods.last_img read more

Check Out Our Cooking Show Broadway Nosh with Kirsten Wyatt

first_img Wyatt most recently appeared on the New York stage in the Encores! production of Lady, be Good. Her Broadway credits include the recent revival of Annie, A Christmas Story, Elf, Grease, High Fidelity and Urinetown. (She actually played an elf in three of those shows, believe it or not.) Take a look at the first episode, in which Wyatt and Osnes whip up some strawberry lemonade bars, below!  Watch as Wyatt invites some of her Broadway BFFs—including her former Grease co-star Laura Osnes—into her kitchen to cook up a storm, play games and offer up some yummy recipes. Broadway Nosh was created by Wyatt and directed by Evan Kleinman. View Comments If there’s on thing we’ve learned from the likes of snacking aficionado James Snyder, unofficial McDonald’s spokesperson James Monroe Iglehart and our own peanut butter cup addiction: Broadway loves FOOD. No one knows this more than Broadway’s own Kirsten Wyatt. Check out the first episode of her delicious new cooking show, Broadway Nosh, exclusively on Broadway.com!last_img read more

Asian Development Bank approves $600 million loan for renewable energy development in Indonesia

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Reuters:The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Tuesday approved a $600 million loan for Indonesian state utility Perusahaan Listrikk Negara (PLN) to expand electricity access and promote renewable energy.The loan is part of the second phase of an electricity grid development programme covering the outer regions of Kalimantan, Maluku, and Papua in the east of the country, which began in 2017.“The programme will increase PLN’s delivery of electricity powered by renewable energy to remote communities by six-fold and reduce indoor kerosene and wood consumption, which is expected to generate significant environmental and social benefits,” ADB Energy specialist Diana Connett said in a statement.Indonesia’s government aims to have 23% of energy coming from renewable sources by 2025, up from around 9% in July, but progress on renewable projects has been slow.The country has over 400 gigawatts potential capacity for sources like hydropower, solar and geothermal, but only around 2.5% had been utilised, according to government data. It hopes to simplify pricing for electricity from renewables to encourage more investment in the sector.[Tabita Diela]More: ADB approves $600 mln loan for Indonesia’s PLN for renewable power Asian Development Bank approves $600 million loan for renewable energy development in Indonesialast_img read more

Crowder Celebrates Neon Steeple at The Space at Westbury

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York For those of you who might never have heard of him, David Crowder, aka Crowder, is a folktronica musician and former lead singer of the now-defunct David Crowder Band.The latter was an acclaimed Christian rock/modern worship band from Waco, Texas whose final album—Give Us Rest—debuted at No. 1 and No. 2 on the Billboard 200 charts, respectively. The group released nine albums between 1996 and its 2012 breakup, as well as a compilation, All This For A King: The Essential Collection, the following year.David Crowder Band was known for its incorporation of unconventional, often homemade instruments into its sound, created by the band’s drummer Jeremy Bush. These instruments ranged from a modified Speak & Spell to a silver box with switches and blue lights to a guitar-shaped controller from Guitar Hero, among others.Click here to learn about more concerts and events taking place at venues across Long Island in The Island Ear!Besides singing, Crowder played acoustic guitar, theremin, piano, keytar, electric guitar and programming in his namesake band. After its spit in 2012, he went solo.With his signature uber-long and bushy brown goatee, frizzly fro hairdo and Buddy Holly-esque eyeglasses, Crowder is much more than a musician and has a powerful connection to not just the sounds he creates but its message. David Crowder band has its origins with Crowder’s realization that nearly half the entire student population at Baylor University, a Christian university, were not attending church. So he did what any other inspired rocker/believer would: He co-founded a new university—University Baptist Church in Waco, Texas in 1995. (He was still a student!)Crowder became the pastor of worship at his new institute of higher learning, of course, and led worship throughout the year. This is where Crowder’s musical passions and religious devotion collided. He began to write songs specifically to incorporate into the church’s worship sessions.This led to an independent CD released by the church, 1996’s Pour Over Me, and then All I Can Say two years later, and eventually, invitations to play the music at festivals and events. The band got signed and began to tour extensively—returning, as band legend has it, to their home church for most Sundays.As mentioned earlier, Crowder is more than just a musician, and David Crowder Band was more than just your typical group. Not content on merely creating Christian rock with standard instruments and sounds, David Crowder Band merged the realms of folk, alt-rock, bluegrass, electronic ambiance and worship.David Crowder Band’s music was constantly evolving, constantly being reshaped, forever in a state of growth yet somehow also firmly rooted in Crowder and band members’ unwavering faith.Now solo, Crowder takes those visions and gives them new wings, new purpose, new meaning. Don’t miss this inspiring opportunity to catch him live at The Space at Westbury and experience all his music’s wonder, all its splendor, all its life, for yourself!Originally slated for a February 2014 release, his debut solo work Neon Steeple dropped just this May, and its lead single “I Am” rose to No. 3 on the Billboard Christian Songs chart!So come on down and let’s experience Crowder and his moving, inspirational, revelatory notes, together!The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com With Capital Kings and Ellie Holcomb. General Admission $25/VIP $55. Doors 7 p.m./Show 8 p.m. October 9last_img read more

Part 2: Shining a light on the dark web

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr In Part 1, we discussed the basic structure of the Dark Web and described what a day in the life of a cybercriminal looks like. In this episode, we’re diving even further into common misconceptions about the underground, and how credit unions can track and protect themselves from these threats. continue reading »last_img

How traditional institutions can raise their game in the cloud

first_imgA little-noticed announcement could mark the beginning of the end of one of banking’s most enduring truisms: that traditional institutions are hampered by legacy systems.Two community banks are now running their institutions in the public cloud. They’ve been doing this successfully for about five months. Both institutions worked with Finastra, their bank technology vendor, to adapt its Fusion Phoenix core system to run on Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform.The implications reach far beyond the bank IT world. Retail bankers, marketers, digital banking heads, lenders and leaders of other banking disciplines will all benefit from removal of the shackles of legacy technology. Things won’t change overnight, of course, but the industry’s thinking has altered in regard to the cloud.The distinction between public and private clouds is significant. Simply put, a private cloud is a web-delivered service not shared with any other organization. By contrast, a public cloud shares computing services among different customers, even though each customer’s data and applications remain hidden from other cloud customers, as described by Cloudflare. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Docklands Healthy recovery

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Unite meets growth target with 6,000 new beds

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East Java delays repatriation of 38 Malaysian ‘santri’ who tested positive for COVID-19

first_imgThe Magetan regency administration in East Java suspended the repatriation of 38 Malaysian students of Al Fatah pesantren (Islamic boarding school) in Temboro village after they had tested positive for COVID-19.The regency’s COVID-19 task force spokesperson, Saif Muchlissun, said 29 santri (students of an Islamic boarding school) tested positive during rapid testing on Monday, while the other nine tested positive during earlier polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing.”The 29 Malaysian students have to stay here in the village because they have to wait for the PCR test results,” Saif told The Jakarta Post on Monday. The Malaysian Embassy in Jakarta had planned to repatriate more than 150 Malaysian students who initially wanted to stay and spend Ramadan in the village.”Only 124 can leave Temboro as the others have tested positive for the disease,” Saif said, adding they had flown home from Juanda International Airport in Surabaya on Monday evening.Apart from the Malaysians, a student from Thailand also tested positive for COVID-19.Read also: Nearly 100 Malaysians who recently returned from Indonesia test positive for COVID-19As of Monday, Magetan recorded 33 confirmed cases in the regency, 24 of which were linked to the Temboro pesantren. The East Java COVID-19 task force has declared the boarding school a “severe red zone” and put the village under quarantine last week.Al Fatah pesantren houses more than 22,000 students, 2,000 of whom are foreigners, mostly from Southeast Asian countries.The boarding school is also a base for an Islamic group known as Jamaah Tabligh, which has held events in Malaysia, India and South Sulawesi that have been linked to several COVID-19 cases in the respective regions. (kuk) Topics : He added that the other nine Malaysian students confirmed for COVID-19 had to undergo medical treatment for 14 days at a nearby hospital.Rapid testing for COVID-19 is faster and more affordable compared to the PCR, although it is less accurate as it only detects antibodies against the coronavirus in blood samples.Read also: ‘Severe red zone’: East Java scrambles to contain COVID-19 spread at Islamic boarding schoolEarly last week, the task force traced santri who had been in contact with 43 students who had tested positive for COVID-19 in Malaysia upon returning from the Al-Fatah pesantren. Malaysian health authorities declared them a new COVID-19 cluster in the country on April 19.last_img read more

Kingfisher turns to L&G for £228m medically underwritten buy-in

first_imgUK retailer Kingfisher has completed the single-largest medically underwritten buy-in to date, insuring nearly £230m (€312m) of risk with Legal & General (L&G).The policy, purchased by the company’s UK defined benefit (DB) scheme, targeted the “top layer” of its pensioner liabilities, the company said in its 2015 annual report.“Measured against the long-term funding objective agreed between Kingfisher and the Trustee, the transaction generated a modest funding improvement, as well as a significant reduction in funding risk,” it added.James Mullins, head of risk transfer solutions at Hymans Robertson, noted that medically underwritten transactions covered £2bn in liabilities in 2015. “At £228m,” Mullins added, “this is the largest medically underwritten buy-in to date, and Kingfisher becomes the third FTSE 100 company to have completed a medically underwritten buy-in, all of which have been ‘top slice’ transactions, which insure the pensioners with the highest individual liabilities.”Kingfisher declined to disclose the name of the insurance company issuing the medically underwritten policy, only saying that it was a “major” insurer.But consultancy Aon’s latest ‘UK Risk Settlement’ report said L&G was behind last year’s largest transaction of £228m, without naming the client. L&G’s role in the transaction is noteworthy as the medically underwritten market has traditionally been dominated by providers Just Retirement and Partnership, set to merge in April.Aon said the medically underwritten market accounted for nearly 30% of the 175 bulk annuity deals completed last year, and 12% of the £12.2bn in policies written – a steep increase from its 5% share of the £13.1bn in policies written in 2014.Kingfisher closed its UK DB fund in 2012, ahead of the rollout of auto-enrolment.A focus on de-risking its investments, which saw its annual report disclose a surplus of £246m during the most recent financial year, has seen it hedge more than 80% of its inflation and interest rate risk.For more on how Kingfisher Pension Scheme invests, read IPE’s recent interview with head of pensions Dermot Courtier and pension investment manager Matt Fullerlast_img read more