West End Transfer of Andrew Lloyd Webber & Don Black’s Tell Me On a Sunday Extends

first_img The show was originally performed as an album and then a TV special and later on stage as one half of Song & Dance. Bernadette Peters won a Tony Award for her performance in the 1985 Broadway production. Tell Me On a Sunday is a one-woman show that charts the course of an English girl newly arrived in New York. Brimming with optimism, she sets out to find success, companionship and love. But as she weaves her way through the maze of the city and her own anxieties, frustrations and heartaches she begins to wonder whether—in fact—she’s been looking for love in all the wrong places. Webb’s credits include Stop the World I Want To Get Off, Half A Sixpence, Oliver!, Godspell, The Card, The Good Companions, Evita, Cats, The Seven Deadly Sins and Thoroughly Modern Millie. The West End transfer of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Don Black’s Tell Me On a Sunday has now extended through March 8 at the Duchess Theatre. Marti Webb will continue to play her originated role of Emma in the production. View Commentslast_img read more

Check Out Allison Williams’ Transformation Into Peter Pan

first_img View Comments She’s left those Girls far behind! We now have our first look of Allison Williams as the Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up. Craig Zadan, one of the producers of the upcoming NBC telecast of Peter Pan Live! tweeted this hot shot of the Girls star. The hair! The flying outfit! Now we can’t wait to see what Christopher Walken as Captain Hook, potentially Christian Borle as Smee and the rest of Never Never Land’s inhabitants will look like! The show will air on December 4.last_img

Samantha Spiro & More Join Jim Broadbent in A Christmas Carol

first_img View Comments Two-time Olivier winner Samantha Spiro, Adeel Akhtar, Amelia Bullmore and Keir Charles will join the previously announced Oscar winner Jim Broadbent in the cast of A Christmas Carol. Directed by Phelim McDermott, the production will play a limited engagement November 30 through January 30, 2016. Opening night is set for December 9 at the Noël Coward Theatre.From Scrooge and Tiny Tim to Bob Cratchit and Mr. Fezziwig, Patrick Barlow’s imaginative adaptation of A Christmas Carol will bring some of Charles Dickens’ most memorable characters to life.Rounding out the cast will be puppeteers Jack Parker and Kim Scopes.Design will be by Tom Pye, with lighting by Peter Mumford and sound by Gareth Fry. Toby Sedgwick will take on direction of movement.last_img read more

UGA Role in Future

first_img Chancellor Stephen Portch looks at fungi spores through a microscope that’s part of the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Digital Distance Diagnostics project. “This is amazing!” he said. “This project can really save entire crops within a matter of minutes. That’s a great benefit to the farmers.”  (Photo by Jennifer Cannon, UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.) Portch showed particular interest in the new Distance Diagnostics Digital Imaging system. This system, installed in 31 counties during early 1998, allows county extension agents to take digital pictures of diseased plants both in the field and under a microscope. The agents then upload the pictures to the World Wide Web. Scientists great distances away can identify the problem and make a recommendation, usually via e-mail. “It’s a reality that we can’t have every specialist in every corner of the state to help farmers,” Portch said. “But this system puts together expertise and technology, and this allows us to increase our service.” As an amateur farmer, Portch sees the potential value of the university’s work in precision agriculture using Global Positioning System equipment. He said that’s likely to have long-term impact for Georgia farmers, and for farmers all over the world who will benefit from Georgia research. “Who would have thought, even just 25 years ago, that farmers would need technological and computer skills?” he asked. “But today, farmers almost can’t live without them.” Precision farming, a blend of tractors, satellites, lasers and the like, isn’t magic to Stephen Portch. The University System of Georgia chancellor says the brave new technology is precisely what agriculture needs from the state’s universities.”I do some amateur farming, and I know that if your operation is not precise, it’s not efficient,” Portch said. “And in the professional, competitive world of modern agriculture, that’s what you’ve got to be.” In a recent visit to the Tifton campus of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Portch said he’s excited about the combination of technology and farming he saw. “This is not like your father’s farming,” he said after the 1998 Precision Agriculture Forum and Trade Show. “This is truly fascinating work being done here.” Portch said part of the mission of the University System of Georgia is to not only conduct research that helps Georgians, but to extend that knowledge to them. “We must maximize the use of technology, ” he said, “not just in agriculture, but also in teaching, research and extension.” He sees the entire university system supporting agriculture. UGA, Fort Valley State University and Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College have the main responsibility to teach and extend agriculture. But Portch said the system’s role in farming isn’t exclusive to those three schools. “A lot of the technology is being developed at Georgia Tech and several other of our colleges and universities,” he said. “The biggest challenge for all of us is keeping up with the dramatic rate of change. But we do need to stay a half-step ahead of our customers.”last_img read more


first_imgErrata January 1, 2003 Errata A n On the Move announcement in the December 1 News contained incorrect information. It should have read: Michael A. Petruccelli and Walter H. Djokic have become partners with McIntosh Sawran Peltz Cartaya & Petruccelli, P.A., with offices in Ft. Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, and Miami. Mary Jane Fitzgerald has joined the West Palm Beach office. Petruccelli, a longtime resident in the Ft. Lauderdale office, practices in medical malpractice and general insurance defense. Djokic, who practices in the West Palm Beach office, and Fitzgerald both concentrate in medical malpractice defense.The News regrets the error.last_img

Secret to digital success with AI is ‘human-like’ feel

first_imgThe power of digital communications lies in the ability to provide intelligent experiences in real time. From proactive recommendations to providing product and service alternatives based on activities and behaviors, artificial intelligence (AI) can often simplify the customer journey.But, the myriad of choices available to today’s consumers, while usually appreciated, can quickly turn communication into noise. Without appropriate assistance and guidance, consumers can begin to feel overwhelmed and unable to make timely decisions.The question becomes, how can financial institutions best leverage data and insights to attract the right consumers and grow those relationships? In addition, how can institutions balance the use of digital tools and human engagement to reduce friction, personalize and simplify the customer journey and encourage the proper purchases? In other words, what is the best path to intelligent guidance for consumer engagement? continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Let’s make your brand marketing binge-worthy

first_img 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Ben Prager Prior to forming Prager Creative, Ben worked with design studios, branding firms and advertising agencies to push great strategy and design for all his projects. His experience with all aspects … Web: www.pragercreative.com/creditunions Details The term “binge-worthy” has become a social commonality over recent years. Usually we hear the term being used to describe a type of media entertainment — often in the form of a television series or podcast — which is so engrossing, a person will consecutively consume multiple pieces of that content.With the rapid increase of consumers “cutting the cord” on traditional cable in favor of Over-The-Top television (OTT TV), binge-watching has only become easier than ever. According to a report by Morning Consult, 60% of all television viewers have reported watching two or more episodes of a show in one sitting during the week.Binge-worthy content doesn’t only have to apply to forms like true crime podcasts or strangely addictive baking shows on Netflix. Credit unions can utilize bingeable characteristics for their own marketing strategies — all it takes is a little know-how on what makes content genuinely binge-worthy. Thankfully, we’ve got some tips that’ll help your brand create craveable content that your members won’t be able to get enough of.Relatable CharactersDo your communications feature characters that consumers can relate to? Even in the most fantastical television shows, such as Game of Thrones, there are human truths that audiences respond to. Since credit unions are so locally involved, relatability is a huge factor for members. Brands should consider the unique truths that are present within their own local communities in order to flesh out relatable characters for their content.These characters could be someone for your audience to root for or even something for them to root against — for example the infamous Mayhem, who’s been a successful Allstate Insurance commercial fixture for over a decade. The Mayhem man is a hilarious personification of disastrous and devastating events such as “a tree falling on your car”, “a bunch of wind”, “your blind spot”, a “vengeful pet cat.” Mayhem can — and has — taken the form of almost anything that can destroy some sort of personal asset. The character is always destructive, but his reliable nature for causing mayhem has made him an entertaining commercial to watch, even ten years later.In addition to his comedic timing, the character acts as an all-too-relatable personification of the everyday disasters we as humans tend to go through. The commercials are funny and entertaining, but Mayhem’s relatability really drives home Allstate’s whole purpose — the importance of purchasing insurance (from them, they hope).Compelling StorytellingYour relatable characters need a storyline that drives them. In order for your content to be considered bingeable, your brand should tell a clear story that consumers can get on board with. According to the leading business school at Stanford University, storytelling is 22 times more memorable than facts alone. There needs to be something to evoke an emotional response with your members, viewers, consumers, etc.. Think about the type of compelling storylines your own audience reacts best to — should they be family-oriented and feel good or have a flare for the dramatic? Perhaps goofy comedy is your route of choice. Having an interactive, compelling storyline will make a major difference in your overall marketing strategy — it has the ability to transform a dull advertisement into a fun and engaging video worthy of sharing via social media.Good Production ValueOften times one of the most important yet overlooked parts in creating bingeable content is the quality of production. In today’s advanced digital age, media-hungry consumers aren’t going to settle for poorly-shot footage or narratives that don’t flow or connect.More than 50% of consumers prefer video content over other forms such as emails, social, and blogs according to a Hubspot survey. A well-made story can take a television show from enjoyable to bingeable – the same goes with brand communications. Trust us — don’t cut corners when it comes to production elements such as color, casting, and editing. You might think these are nonessentials or minor details in the grand scheme of your marketing strategy, but your viewers will be able to tell. Proper production can be the factor between binge-worthy versus bin-worthy (the trash bin, that is). Let’s Wrap it UpWhen creating binge-worthy content for your credit union, be mindful of what will actually draw your audience in. Use the bingeable elements you feel will resonate most with your target members, and will make your brand the most memorable.last_img read more

Australia to probe foreign influence at universities

first_imgTopics : Australia’s parliament is set to probe alleged foreign interference at public universities, a government minister said Monday, as concerns grow about Chinese influence.A proposed inquiry by the security and intelligence committee follows a series of controversies over China’s clout on Australian campuses, ranging from hacks of university data to questionable financial donations and intimidation of Beijing’s critics.Concerns have also been raised about the nature of research links between academics and scientists in the two countries. “We need to be assured and the public need to be assured that there isn’t that foreign interference in our universities sector,” he said.He did not say if the probe was aimed at China.The Australian newspaper reported that Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton outlined the terms of reference for the inquiry in a letter Sunday to committee head Andrew Hastie, a government parliamentarian and outspoken China critic.Advisors to Dutton did not respond to a request for comment.The university guidelines announced in November push public institutions to enhance cybersecurity systems, undertake due diligence before signing partnerships with overseas organizations, and train staff to recognize foreign influence attempts.Academics have been urged to be wary of sharing knowledge on sensitive topics and discern how joint research with international scholars could potentially be misused.Schools and government officials also committed to more intensive consultation to protect Australia’s national interests.Beijing has repeatedly denied interfering in Australian campus life.China-Australia relations have reached a new ebb in recent months, with the two governments at loggerheads over trade and competing for influence in the Pacific.Tensions spiked in April when Australia infuriated China by calling for an independent probe into the origins of the coronavirus pandemic, which emerged in the Chinese city of Wuhan late last year.center_img Alan Tudge, the minister for population and cities, told Sky News the mooted inquiry was the latest government attempt to tackle spiraling foreign interference now at “levels not seen since World War II”.The move comes after Canberra announced last week that it was seeking new powers to scrap deals between local authorities and foreign countries that threaten the national interest — sweeping powers that would extend to universities.It also comes less than a year after Australia announced new guidelines for universities for research collaboration, cybersecurity, and international partnerships.Tudge said the inquiry would “go further” than previous probes into alleged foreign interference.last_img read more

PM Skerrit suggests a competition to name the Windsor Park Stadium

first_img Share 11 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Share LocalNews PM Skerrit suggests a competition to name the Windsor Park Stadium by: – July 12, 2011center_img Tweet Share Hon. Prime Minister Roosevelt SkerritPrime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit says a name for the National Stadium should become a matter for national debate.The national stadium which hosted its first test match last week in the 3rd Digicel Series, West Indies vs. India however there has been no official name for the facility.“I believe we should look at it, I believe there should be public competition and suggesstion for it. The Windsor Park Stadium, the National Stadium is confusing people. I have heard the debate from the commentators on it so I think we should really look at changing the name so that there will be a consistent name, a name that everyone would embrace. I think it should be a public request, let the public suggest and the committee would look at it and there will be a voting on it…” he said.Prime Minister Skerrit suggests that the official name should be done competition style.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Juletta M. Larrison, 89

first_imgJuletta M. Larrison, 89 of Greensburg, passed away on Monday, August 19, 2019 at Aspen Place Health Campus. Juletta was born on July 21, 1930 in Greensburg, the daughter of Delbert and Bertha (Phelps) Critser. She married Max Larrison on December 12, 1957 and he preceded her in death on November 26, 2010.She is survived by her son Jason Hull of Greensburg; four grandchildren – Jarrod (Kristin) Hull, Brent Hull, Jesse Hull and Isaac (Elissa) Larrison; five great grandchildren and her former daughter-in-law Della Hull. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and her siblings – William Critser, Rose Ella Johnston, Louise Hettmansperger and Mabel Robbins.A graveside funeral service will be held at South Park Cemetery on Friday, August 23, 2019 at 10am. Memorial contributions may be made to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.gilliland-howe.com.last_img read more