first_img View Comments It’s Independence Day weekend, and if you’re like us, you’ll be spending every hour of sunlight outside grilling, getting a tan and wearing these. Of course, you’re going to need some serious summer music to kick off the festivities—may we interest you in some awesome showtunes? Some of the season’s best Broadway and off-Broadway shows have recently released cast albums, and they’ve been in heavy rotation around the office. So, we want to know: Which of these new cast recordings is your absolute favorite? Cast your vote below!last_img read more

first_imgWe heard it through the grapevine…The Commitments will close in London’s West End on November 1. The production opened at the Palace Theatre on October 8, 2013 and has played more than 1000 performances.Adapted for the stage by Roddy Doyle from his original novel, The Commitments tells the story of Jimmy Rabbitte. He shapes an unlikely bunch of amateur musicians into an amazing live act, the finest soul band Dublin has ever produced. The show features classic soul songs including ” I Heard It Through The Grapevine,” “Think,” “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction,” “Papa Was A Rolling Stone” and “Mustang Sally. “Directed by Jamie Lloyd, the tuner currently stars Brian Gilligan, John Currivan, Natalie Hope, Sam Fordham, Sarah O’Connor, Jessica Cervi and Denis Grindel. View Commentslast_img read more

first_img 11SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » President Donald Trump signed a $1.1 trillion spending bill on Friday, funding the government through Sept. 30 and preserving NAFCU-backed funding for the Treasury Community Development Financial Institutions Fund and NCUA Community Development Revolving Loan Fund.“NAFCU appreciates lawmakers’ support for the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund and Community Development Revolving Loan Fund – which deliver important resources to low-income-designated and CDFI-certified credit unions,” said NAFCU President and CEO Dan Berger. “We will continue to advocate for funding these initiatives and look forward to working with lawmakers to address these and other credit union issues.”The bill provides $248 million for the CDFI Fund program, with various amounts allocated for grants and technical and financial assistance to CDFIs. It provides $2 million to the CDRLF, which makes the funds available for initiatives such as expanding member services, funding risk-based lending programs, constructing branches in unbanked areas and providing financial education services.last_img read more

first_imgThe Federal Reserve Monday announced changes to its Main Street Lending Program – a collection of facilities established as part of the Fed’s effort to support the economy and businesses amid the coronavirus pandemic – to allow more small and mid-sized businesses access to funds.The Fed announced in April that it would provide up to $2.3 trillion in loans to businesses, households, and state and local governments through new and expanded programs and facilities. The Fed, in Monday’s announcement, indicated it is also working to establish a program for nonprofit organizations.The changes to the Main Street Lending Program include:lowering the minimum loan size for certain loans from $500,000 to $250,000;increasing the maximum loan size for all facilities; ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

first_imgFlixBus supports domestic manufacturers and uses its wide network of bus lines to represent domestic manufacturers. Hand-prepared and processed chocolate melted with home-made ingredients such as lavender, honey or flower salt awaits domestic travelers in FlixBus, as well as tourists who find themselves on the road.  Ruby chocolate, the newest type of chocolate in the world that appeared for the first time in Croatia thanks to Vrsna chocolates, along with milk and dark chocolate will be in the selection of chocolate delicacies.  Thus, on European roads you can meet FlixBus buses with motifs of Croatian cities, choose, plan and book excursions while driving thanks to cooperation with Combis, while this weekend it will be possible to try chocolates from the domestic producer of chocolate delicacies of the Reizl family from Sesvete, Excellent chocolate. Thanks to Fran and the Reizl family, owners of a private production of chocolate delicacies in Sesvete called Vrsna čokolade, FlixBus passengers will be able to taste some of the best homemade chocolates this weekend, March 2nd and 3rd.  ˝We are glad that with FlixBus, in addition to many beautiful destinations, we will take everyone who tastes our products and introduce them to the fine world of carefully selected Croatian chocolates and the flavors they bring with them. In addition to being able to try some of our chocolates, travelers will also be able to order their chocolates immediately through online sales˝ said Fran Reizl, production manager of Vrsna chocolate.  ˝Given that we are a global brand, but with the influence of the region in which we operate, it is in our interest to use this wide European network of lines with many passengers and tourists for local promotion of our destinations, but also the promotion of Croatian domestic products. It was in this combination that we found ourselves with the Reizl family, which will offer the finest chocolates from domestic production to travelers for tasting, and thus to foreign tourists who find themselves on a bus in the direction of Zadar and Split.˝ said Petra Milanović, head of public relations at FlixBus. After cooperating with Combis and promoting Croatian tourist destinations in FlixBus, the largest bus carrier in Europe with over 120 million passengers and a network of bus lines of 2000 destinations through 28 European countries, have taken a step further and with their activities seek to exploit through the promotion of domestic destinations and domestic products.  On the one hand, we encourage and promote Croatian products, the local small business and the promotion of our tourist offer, and on the other hand, FlixBus passengers have added value. Great cooperation and win win situation. RELATED NEWS: COMBIS AND FLIXBUS THROUGH A NEW DIGITAL SERVICE ENABLE THE PURCHASE OF EXCURSIONS DURING TRAVELlast_img read more

first_imgPension Insurance Corporation (PIC) has invested £114m (€143m) into university student accommodation in Central London.PIC, which specialises in insuring the liabilities for defined benefit (DB) pension schemes, is the sole finance provider to help the University of London redevelop part of its student housing.The facility, once complete, will provide 1,200 student rooms for the university that will be run and managed by the University Partnerships Programme (UPP).The allocation to housing falls under PIC’s infrastructure portfolio, which includes other social housing investments. PIC has insured close to £2bn of liabilities in 2014, requiring it to further develop its investment portfolio to match its longer-dated liabilities.Investment manager at PIC, Delphone Deasy, said: “In the right investment structure, student accommodation is a good investment for PIC, providing long-dated, secure cash flows to help us match our pension liabilities.“With £3.7bn of pension scheme liabilities insured by us last year and almost £2bn so far this year, we have a growing portfolio and appetite to invest in further opportunities of this nature.”In other news, the Pension Protection Fund’s monthly update on the state of UK DB schemes has revealed the funding level has risen over the month of June.Calculated on an s179 basis, which estimates a pension scheme’s ability to pay out PPF-level benefits, the current deficit of 6,150 schemes is £109bn, down from £118.2bn – although still £4bn higher than 12 months previous.The aggregate amount of assets over the month of June fell by £3.5bn to £1.17trn, most likely driven by a 1.5% fall in the FTSE All Share.However, liability levels fell by £12.7bn to £1.28trn after the yield on 15-year Gilts rose 8 basis points.Liabilities over the 12 months have still risen significantly.There are now 4,308 schemes in deficit and 1,842 schemes in surplus.last_img read more

first_imgThere is a bay window and walk-in wardrobe.The sale was a bargain at $130,500 below the suburb median, although Mr Given said the new owner would undertake some renovations at some point in the near future.According to CoreLogic Data, the median house sale price for Grange is $957,500, which is up 4.6 per cent on the 12 months to September.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:44Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:44 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p288p288p180p180pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenHow to bid at auction for your dream home? 01:45 The house at 74 Uxbridge St, Grange, sold for $827,000.A HEATED auction unfolded last weekend as bidders fought for a house in the “best location in Grange”.Four registered bidders were vying for the three-bedroom house at 74 Uxbridge St, which was on a 461sq m block.Ray White New Farm agent Nicholas Given said bidding kicked off at $650,000 before being swiftly boosted up to $700,000. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus15 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market15 hours agoThe house has sweeping polished timber floorboards.The pace slowed until $780,000, when the agent said bidding went “rapid fire” until $815,000, and shortly after the house was sold under the hammer for $827,000.Mr Given said the house was bought by a female buyer who was upgrading from an apartment.“She just loved it for the spot and was taken by the location,” he said.“Think of the best location in Grange, a little corner block, surrounded by trees and in a peaceful cul-de-sac street.”last_img read more

first_imgNZ Herald 13 February 2016An Australian campervan company that puts controversial slogans on its vehicles has been threatened with prosecution and a fine of up to $20,000.The Whangarei District Council is also threatening to wake up Wicked Campers’ clients in their vans to tell them to cover up the offensive words.The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has made numerous rulings against Wicked Campers, and has expressed disappointment at its refusal to respect the principles of self-regulation.Slogans such as “Fat chicks are harder to kidnap” have incurred the wrath of Women’s Refuge NZ and Equal Employment Opportunities Commissioner Jackie Blue.And this month, a slogan proclaiming, “My boss told me I was a w***er, I was so surprised I almost let go of his c***”, prompted a Whangarei resident to complain to local MP Shane Reti.Dr Reti, who in turn complained to the council, says its threat of legal action alleging a breach of its signage bylaws is an important development — and he wants other councils to take note.READ MORE: Keep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

first_imgMeanwhile, the Odiongan MunicipalSocial Welfare and Development Office has already coordinated with the localgovernment unit of San Jose and Barangay Maybato North officials to bring thevictims home./PN The fishermen came from Sibuyan Islandwho sought refuge in Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan to avoid the onslaught oftyphoon “Ursula,” the Odiongan PIO said. They chose to go home to Antique butthe strong waves sank their fishing boat Jarsking around 8 a.m. on Dec. 25. San Jose, Antique – Six fishermen from Barangay Maybato North in thiscapital were rescued after their boat sank off the waters of Odiongan town inRomblon at the height of typhoon “Ursula’s” onslaught.      The victims received medical treatmentat the Romblon Provincial Hospital.center_img They were boat captain Julius Escoril,32, and crew members Eduardo Aguilar, 33, Jeson Cambongga, 19, Agustin DelRosario, 18, and a 16-year-old minor, according to the Odiongan PublicInformation Office (PIO). While their companion, 19-year-old Ruben Floro, wasrescued off the waters of Barangay Agpudlus, San Andres, Romblon.     Fishermen from Barangay Maybato North, San Jose, Antique receive medical treatment at a hospital after their boat sank off the waters of Odiongan town in Romblon due to typhoon “Ursula.” STEPHEN LOUIE CHECA/PN last_img read more

first_imgHermano’s arrest came after a mall employeediscovered she took a t-shirt without paying for it at the counter, the reportadded. ILOILO City – A woman was arrested for allegedshoplifting inside a mall in Barangay Roxas, City Proper. The suspect was about to go out of the mallaround 3 p.m. on Feb. 29 when caught. She was identified as 30-year-old FrancineHermano of Barangay Dalid, Sta. Barbara, Iloilo, a police report showed. She was detained in the lockup cell of PoliceStation 1, facing charges./PNlast_img read more