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Weekend Poll: Which Broadway Student Do You Want to Pass Notes With?

first_imgIt seems like just yesterday we were stuffing our winter coats into storage and stocking up on booty shorts, but sadly, the end of summer is already here. But don’t worry—hitting the books doesn’t have to be boring, especially if the students from Spring Awakening, Grease, Heathers and Wicked go to your school! Hey, we can dream, can’t we? So we want to know: Which Broadway student would you like to hang out in the back of the classroom with and pass notes during Algebra II? Vote below! View Commentslast_img read more

Tickets Now On Sale for Hereafter Musical Off-Broadway

first_imgTickets are now available for Hereafter Musical, a new show by Frankie Keane and Vinnie Favale. The tuner, directed by Terry Berliner, begins performances on September 13. Opening night is set for October 25 at the Snapple Theater Center off-Broadway. Hereafter Musical Hereafter Musical follows three women who have come together at the home of world renowned psychic Jason Richards, desperate to make contact with their loved ones who have passed. Unbeknownst to them, the spirits materialize during the reading, and they, like the living, also have a great deal of difficulty moving on. View Commentscenter_img Keane will also appear in the cast alongside Deborah Tranelli, Pierce Cravens, Jill Shackner, Paul Blankenship, Eileen Faxas, Carolyn Mignini, Courtney Capek, Tanisha Gary, Kissy Simmons, Margaret Kelly and Alan Kalter. Related Showslast_img read more

Rate hikes provide unique sales opportunity for credit unions

first_img 21SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr In the webinar, Solving the ‘Buy’ Problem for Digital Sales of Financial Products, Forrester Research shared that life events are the #1 trigger of bank sales opportunities, and that the impending Fed interest rate increase may represent one of the most significant events in a decade. As Chris Nichols, Chief Strategy Officer at Centerstate Bank stated in a recent blog post:“Rate changes are a huge sales event trigger and are not used enough in banking. Any time rates do, or are poised to move up or down, that event can prompt a customer to move cash, increase debt levels, or refinance.”The question is – is your organization ready? And what does ‘ready’ really mean?Despite not needing the plan for several years, most banks and credit unions probably already have an action plan in place to adjust interest rates and communicate the impact to your customer base. You probably also have the content for your website ready to go. But are you ready to capitalize on the new product sales opportunities that may be available?Your historical data on new account openings, loan origination and card issuing can be the foundation of developing a proactive, highly personalized sales strategy. Simply correlate these customer and member activities with previous interest rate changes. continue reading »last_img read more

Lending Perspectives: Why risk-based decisions are hard

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » It seems as though risk-based lending and taking on more credit risk are perceived to be an easy way for credit unions to boost their growth during times of economic expansion. Yet it’s not as easy as it appears to be.After being in the lending business 35 years and spending 30 years at the senior management level, I’ve developed what I call “lender’s inferiority complex.” When times are good, the feedback is that you’re not doing well enough. If your credit union is growing loans at 12 percent, you get asked why you’re not growing at 20 percent like the financial institution down the street.There are good reasons for credit unions to be cautious about risk-based lending, even when economic times are good. As we approach the end of a record-length economic expansion, I’m going to write several installments of this column about how to explain the value of caution in risk-based lending to your colleagues, as thoughtful lending will be even more important as the economy shifts. I hope these will be helpful as you assess your portfolios and explain to your colleagues what you’re doing.last_img read more

PREMIUMCommunity groups unite to tackle misinformation on COVID-19

first_imgLog in with your social account Facebook Linkedin Forgot Password ? Amid criticism aimed at the government for its lack of transparency in handling the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), community groups have moved to take the initiative to raise awareness and tackle misinformation among the public.  On March 1, a community of volunteers came together to create an initiative called KawalCOVID-19, to “safeguard issues surrounding COVID-19”. They created an official account on twitter @KawalCovid-19 and in just a week the account had already attracted around 35,000 followers. It was launched a day before President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo announced the first two positive COVID-19 cases in the country.The group took the initiative on the grounds of concerns about the confusion circulating on social media and messenger services among the public regarding the fast-spreading respiratory illness.Through its digital platfo… coronavirus COVID-19 LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Topics : Googlelast_img read more

Asia’s factory activity plunges as coronavirus shock deepens

first_imgWhile factories in China gradually restarted operations after lengthy shutdowns and a fall in virus cases allowed the country to start relaxing travel restrictions, activity in South Korea shrank at its fastest pace in 11 years as many of its trading partners imposed dramatic measures to curb the virus’ spread.”If you look at the Korean numbers, they’re fairly bad … They’re likely to get worse still because Korea will be dependent on parts from Europe and the United States,” said Rob Carnell, Asia-Pacific chief economist at ING in Singapore.”[Policymakers] have to accept the inevitable that there is a massive global pandemic here, there is an outbreak in almost every country globally and certainly in our region, which is getting to levels that if they don’t take very dramatic action, it’s going to get much worse,” he said.Japan’s factory activity contracted at the fastest pace in about a decade in March, adding to views that the world’s third-largest economy is likely already in recession. A separate “tankan” survey by the Bank of Japan showed on Wednesday that business sentiment soured to a seven-year low in the three months to March, as the outbreak hit sectors from hotels to carmakers.”The tankan clearly shows a sharp deterioration in business sentiment and confirms the economy is already in recession,” said Yasunari Ueno, chief market economist at Mizuho Securities.China’s Caixin/Markit Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) rose to 50.1 last month, from February’s record low of 40.3, and just a notch above the 50-mark that separates growth from contraction.South Korea’s IHS Markit PMI plunged to 44.2, its lowest since January 2009 when the economy was reeling from the global financial crisis. The index was 48.7 in February.Japan’s PMI fell to a seasonally adjusted 44.8 from a reading of 47.8 in February, its lowest since April 2009. The ruling coalition has called on the government to secure a stimulus package worth at least 60 trillion yen ($553 billion), with 20 trillion yen in direct spending.Policymakers across the globe, including in Asia, have announced massive monetary and fiscal stimulus measures to try to mitigate the economic fallout from the pandemic, keep cash-started businesses afloat and save jobs.But many measures have been short-gap steps to deal with the immediate damage to corporate funding and shore up financial systems.The International Monetary Fund has said the pandemic was already driving the global economy into recession, calling on countries to respond with “very massive” spending to avoid bankruptcies and emerging market debt defaults. Factory activity contracted sharply across most of Asia in March as the coronavirus pandemic paralyzed economic activity across the globe, with sharp falls in export power-houses Japan and South Korea overshadowing a modest improvement in China.Manufacturing gauges also tumbled in Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines, Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) surveys showed on Wednesday, underscoring the widening damage brought by the pandemic that has infected more than 700,000 people, upended supply chains and led to city lockdowns worldwide.China’s factory activity improved slightly more than expected in March after plunging a month earlier, a private business survey showed, but growth was marginal, highlighting the intense pressure facing businesses as domestic and export demand slumps.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Lifting league trophy without fans would be ‘strange’: Liverpool’s Henderson

first_imgLifting the Premier League trophy without fans there to see it would be a “pretty strange” experience, Liverpool’s Jordan Henderson has said.Liverpool need just six points from their remaining nine games to win the league for the first time in 30 years but there is still no clear date on when the season will resume after it was suspended in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.Fans will not be allowed to attend games in line with the government’s protocols for the return of elite sport. “Of course it would feel different because if you win any trophy and receive it without any fans there, it would be pretty strange,” club captain Henderson told BBC Radio.”It’s still not over, we still have work to do … We want to finish as strongly as we can to make sure it is a full season.”After that, whether we win it or whatever, then (receiving) the trophy and the fans not being there … You just have to deal with it when it comes.”Clubs began training in small groups last week and will vote later on Wednesday on whether to move to the second phase of ‘Project Restart’ which would allow players to resume close-contact trainingTopics :last_img read more

Unai Emery could lose Arsenal job if Gunners fail to qualify for Champions League

first_imgArsenal have made it clear to Emery he must achieve Champions League football (Picture: Getty)Arsenal’s head of football, Raul Sanllehi, told a fans’ forum on Thursday that they’ve made it clear to Emery what his objectives are this season.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘We said to Unai that we just missed out on qualifying for the Champions League last year, but this year, with a stronger squad, we expect you to do that,’ said Sanllehi.Missing out on the Champions League for a third consecutive season is likely to take Arsenal’s losses over that period to around £100m and they can ill-afford to remain outside of Europe’s elite competition.The Gunners broke their transfer record to sign Nicolas Pepe from Lille for around £72m lats summer but the Ivorian has struggled at the Emirates.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalEmery has been backed in the transfer market and in his decisions over the long-term look of the Gunners’ squad.The Spaniard instructed the board to withdraw their contract offer to Aaron Ramsey last term and they’ve backed his decision to ostracise Mesut Ozil from the squad.The German has been left out of the last three matchday squads and the club will listen to offers for him in January.Ozil is unlikely to return to the squad after the international break, when Arsenal face Sheffield United away.MORE: Manchester United suffer another injury blow with Paul Pogba set to be sidelined until November Advertisement Comment Unai Emery has a two-year deal at Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Arsenal could decide against extending Unai Emery’s contract at the end of the season should the Gunners fail to qualify for the Champions League.The Spaniard signed a two-year deal with the club in 2018 and the Gunners have the option of extending his contract by a further 12 months.The board were satisfied with Emery’s performance during his first year in charge and feel that he was unlucky not to finish with a Champions League spot, be it via the Premier League or through the Europa League.However, having backed Emery in the summer, the club now expect Arsenal to finish in the top four and the Times claim the Spaniard could leave the club if they fail to do so.ADVERTISEMENT Unai Emery could lose Arsenal job if Gunners fail to qualify for Champions League Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 12 Oct 2019 8:51 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link5.1kShares Advertisementlast_img read more

Mikel Arteta reacts to Arsenal drawing Manchester City in Carabao Cup quarter-final after Liverpool victory

first_imgArteta’s side will play Manchester City (Picture: Getty Images)Mikel Arteta acknowledges his Arsenal side have a ‘big challenge’ ahead of them as they face Manchester City in the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup.The Gunners beat Liverpool on penalties on Thursday night to progress to the next stage of the competition, with Bernd Leno putting in a Man of the Match display.The German stopper made seven saves to keep the score at 0-0 in normal time and repeated his heroics in the shootout, saving penalties from Divock Origi and Harry Wilson. Leno was the hero in the shootout (Picture: Getty Images)Joe Willock scored the winning spot-kick as his strike wriggled under Reds ‘keeper Adrian to send the Gunners through to the next round.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTThe luck wasn’t on Arsenal’s side in the draw, however, as they face Man City in the quarters.Arteta got the better of his former mentor Pep Guardiola in the FA Cup semi-final last season, and will be looking for his side to pull off a similar performance again in the Carabao Cup.‘I was here, waiting, enjoying a little bit the victory and now we have to play Manchester City,’ Arteta told Sky Sports after the Liverpool win. ‘It is what it is, there are some top teams now in the competition. Another big challenge and we will get prepared for that.‘We want to take every competition as an opportunity to win a trophy and we have to do that with the club that we represent and we will try to go game by game.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalReacting to Arsenal’s draw, former Liverpool midfielder Jamie Redknapp admitted that while Arteta won’t be best pleased with matching up against Man City, he will have faith in his much-improved Gunners side to get the job done.‘There’s a belief, the squad is together, everyone seems to be buying into what he wants and you can see that everyone’s playing for him,’ Redknapp told Sky Sports.‘They know what they’re trying to do. You can also see he’s working with the players on the training pitch because it’s coming off.‘He won’t be delighted with that draw, but he’ll know he’s capable of doing it because they’ve won so many big games recently.’MORE: Arsenal finally agree deal with Atletico Madrid over Lucas Torreira loan moveMORE: Arsenal ready another bid for Houssem Aouar as Lyon star pushes for moveFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and InstagramFor more stories like this, check our sport page Metro Sport ReporterThursday 1 Oct 2020 10:59 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.4kShares Advertisement Comment Advertisement Mikel Arteta reacts to Arsenal drawing Manchester City in Carabao Cup quarter-final after Liverpool victorylast_img read more

Atletico Madrid target West Ham shot-stopper

first_imgRead Also: Leicester defender wants to join Chelsea this summerThe experienced goalkeeper played 10 times for the club but was criticised for his performances – his run in the team followed an injury to Łukasz Fabiański – and he was eventually replaced by third-choice David Martin.He subsequently joined Alaves for the second half of the season in Spain and made nine appearances before his loan deal expired this summer.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 It follows on from a report in Diario AS that Atleti’s Antonio Adan is close to joining Portuguese giants Sporting CP this summer and the club are now looking for a replacement. Roberto joined the Hammers on a two-year deal last summer having previously been a deputy at Espanyol, but he failed to impress during his stint in East London. Loading… Atletico Madrid have a three-man shortlist for a new back-up goalkeeper to Jan Oblak with West Ham United’s Roberto Jimenez listed. The details are outlined on the front page of Wednesday’s edition of Diario AS, which claims the 33-year-old is an option for Los Rojiblancos alongside Olympiakos goalkeeper Jose Sa and Eibar’s Marko Dmitrovic.Advertisement Promoted ContentBest Car Manufacturers In The World8 Shows That Overstayed Their WelcomeBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayTop 6 Iconic Supercar MoviesTop 10 Most Costly Liquids In The World7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearWhat Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There?Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricaneslast_img read more