Tickets Now On Sale for Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Allegro

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 14, 2014 Tickets are now available to see Claybourne Elder and Elizabeth A. Davis in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Allegro. Directed by John Doyle, the production will play a limited off-Broadway engagement November 1 through December 7. Opening night is set for November 19 at Classic Stage Company. View Comments Allegro was Richard Rodgers’ and Oscar Hammerstein II’s third collaboration and first premiered on Broadway in 1947. The musical chronicles nearly four decades in the life of an Everyman, Joseph Taylor Jr. (Elder), from cradle through a mid-life discovery of who he is and what his life is truly about. The saga takes us from Joe’s birth through his childhood, from college dorm to marriage altar, and on to his career; from the tranquility of his small Midwestern hometown to the hectic din of big city life. Allegro The cast will also include George Abud, Alma Cuervo, Malcolm Gets, Maggie Lakis, Megan Loomis, Paul Lincoln, Jane Pfitsch, Randy Redd, Ed Romanoff and Jessica Tyler Wright. Related Showslast_img read more

Stratton resort owner recommends helmets for all skiers

first_imgStratton Mountain Resort,Intrawest today announced that, beginning with the 2009-2010 winter season, the Company will increase awareness of the importance of helmet use at all of its wholly-owned ski resorts in North America. Intrawest will recommend that all skiers and snowboarders visiting its resorts wear helmets and there will be mandatory helmet requirements for all children and youth(1) participants in Ski and Snowboard School Programs as well as all students participating in freestyle terrain park programs, regardless of their age. The new helmet use guidelines underscore Intrawest’s commitment to guest safety and have the support of the National Ski Areas Association (NSAA) and Canada West Ski Areas Association (CWSAA).A helmet will be included with all children/youth ski and snowboard rental packages from all of Intrawest’s equipment rental outlets. The new guidelines will be supported with enhanced employee education sessions and common language highlighting the importance of helmet use will appear on resort websites and in all trail maps. Going forward, Intrawest will place an increased focus on using website images and advertising visuals that feature skiers and snowboarders wearing helmets and Intrawest will introduce new graphic standards that require all of its ski resorts to feature helmets predominantly.In the past at some resorts, a parent/guardian has had the ability to opt-out of having their children wear a helmet in certain on-mountain programs and activities. Beginning this season, Intrawest will remove the parent/guardian “opt-out clause” from all children’s waivers for Ski and Snowboard School Programs and all freestyle terrain park student programs.Looking ahead to the 2010-2011 winter season, Intrawest will require employees to wear a helmet at all times while skiing or snowboarding on-duty in any freestyle terrain park at its resorts. Staff at Intrawest’s Ski and Snowboard Schools will also be required to wear a helmet if they serve as a guide or an instructor for any program that requires mandatory helmet use by a resort guest. Several Intrawest resorts will begin to implement these new employee helmet use guidelines this winter and the remaining resorts will be fully compliant by the beginning of the 2010-2011 winter season.”Intrawest is working in conjunction with the ski industry to establish important best practices on behalf of our resort guests and employees,” saidBill Jensen, chief executive officer at Intrawest. “Together, we have established a new baseline for helmet use at our resorts that has received strong support from the NSAA and CWSAA. We will continue to work with all of the ski industry associations in the United States and Canada to raise awareness of this important initiative and the obligation of everyone to ski and ride in a controlled and responsible manner.”The helmet usage guidelines will be phased in at the following Intrawest ski resorts: – Copper Mountain (Colorado) – Stratton Mountain (Vermont) – Mountain Creek (New Jersey) – Tremblant Resort (Quebec) – Panorama Mountain (British – Whistler Blackcomb (British Columbia) Columbia) – Snowshoe Mountain (West Virginia) – Winter Park Resort (Colorado) – Steamboat Ski Resort (Colorado) About IntrawestIntrawest is a leader in the development and management of experiential destination resorts. The Company has interests in a network of resorts at North America’s most popular mountain destinations including Whistler Blackcomb, a host venue for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games and Canadian Mountain Holidays, the largest heli-skiing operation in the world. In addition, Intrawest markets and sells real estate at its resorts in North America and at other third-party locations around the world. Intrawest is headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia and is a portfolio company owned primarily by private equity funds managed by affiliates of Fortress Investment Group LLC (NYSE: FIG). For more information, visit is external) (1) Required helmet use for children/youth program participants aged three to 12, 13, 14 or 17 at Intrawest’s wholly-owned ski resorts in North America (upper age limit will be determined by each resort and will include regional considerations).Source: VANCOUVER, Oct. 1, 2009 /PRNewswire/ –last_img read more

Daily Dirt: National Parks Add Billions, Avalanche in Missoula, No Bags at Boston Marathon, Celebrity Athletes Promote Pro-Activity

first_imgThis week’s Daily Dirt for March 5th, the day the hula-hoop was first patented.National Parks Add Billions to EconomyA new report suggests that America’s national parks stimulate the economy far beyond the limits of their peaks and forests. On Monday, the National Park Service confirmed that recreational attendance at the 401 units of the National Park System in 2012 resulted in $14.7 billion in spending in “gateway” communities, those within 60 miles of a park. Park visits supported 243,000 jobs and contributed $26.8 billion to our national economy.“Our parks are economic engines for local communities,” said Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell. “They support business ranging from motels and restaurants to gas stations and tour companies and, of course, the people who work in those businesses.”Last October affirmed the economic importance of our National Parks, as the 16-day government shutdown resulted in 8 million fewer visits and a loss of $414 million in visitor spending in gateway communities.“The sequester was a reminder of the parks’ importance to local economies,” said Jewell. “The shutdown cost the parks and nearby communities nearly half a billion dollars in visitor spending. Let’s hope we don’t ever have to go there again.”Avalanche in MissoulaPolice in Missoula, Montana have confirmed that a snowboarder triggered an avalanche last Friday that uprooted a home and left three buried in snow, later killing one. Mount Jumbo had reportedly experienced an unseasonably warm period, priming it for a slide. Sourced at the summit, the avalanche ripped through the Rattlesnake Valley Neighborhood, burying an eight-year-old boy and two adults. One of the adults, Michel Colville, died Monday morning due to injuries sustained during the avalanche.The avalanche, which struck at speeds well over 110 mph, buried eight-year-old Phoenix Coburn, who was playing in the street with his sister. After an hour, Phoenix was found under several feet of snow between a fence and one of the homes. He remains in fair condition at the hospital. Phoenix’s sister was also hit by the avalanche but able to free herself.Over an hour after the slide, 66-year-old Fred Allendorf, a retired professor from the University of Montana, was pulled out from his destroyed home. It was another three hours before Allendorf’s wife, Michel Colville, was discovered and rescued from a small air pocket in the debris. Unfortunately, Colville died Monday from her injuries.Surrounding neighbors, skiers, and snowboarders in the community grabbed shovels and probes immediately after and contributed to the search efforts. Officials interviewed and later rescued a group of snowboarders above the avalanche. One snowboarder was apparently stuck in the slide and able to escape before it gathered speed.No Bags at Boston Marathon This YearThe Boston Athletic Association has announced a “no bags policy” for the 2014 Boston Marathon to hasten security checks and promote overall safety in the wake of last year’s bombing.While runners are banned from brining their own bags to the race, they will be given the opportunity to place a change of clothes or other personal gear in a clear plastic bag B.A.A. will provide when they pick up their race numbers near the finish line on Boston Commons.This is just one of the new policies implemented after last year’s Boston Marathon bombing, which killed three people and injured 260.Celebrity Athletes to March on Capitol Hill Promoting Pro-Activity LegislationToday, one Heisman Trophy winner, Hershel Walker, and two U.S. Olympic Gold Medalists, softball pitcher Jennie Finch and swimmer Cullen Jones, will march at the 15th annual National Health Through Fitness Day in Washington D.C.Several other prominent athletes have also joined in for the event, which promotes face-to-face discussions with U.S. Representatives and U.S. Senators about the importance of federal funding to support quality physical education in schools and encourage more physical activity for families by making it more affordable. PHIT America and SFIA will assemble a series of small groups featuring well known athletes, sporting goods and fitness manufacturers, physical educators, and association leaders for these discussions.last_img read more

Credit unions remain competitive in lending

first_imgby: Ashley BinderFor more than 30 years, the number one vehicle in America by sales is the Ford F-series line of trucks. More than three-quarters of a million were sold in 2014, continuing its reign as the top vehicle since 1981. The Toyota Camry, the first car on the 2014 list, ranked fourth overall with more than 428,000 new to the road. The top-selling SUV, the Honda CR-V, came in eighth among the most popular vehicles, according to automotive site Good Car Bad Car.Since most Americans don’t hand over briefcases of cash when visiting their local dealership, consumers routinely require financing when purchasing their Rogues (#20 in 2014) or their Priuses (#34). Overall auto lending at credit unions is up more than 30 percent in recent years, a positive sign that CUs remain competitive in an evolving banking landscape.In a recent article from Credit Union Times, 71 million consumers had an auto loan in the first quarter of 2015, the most since the recession and an increase of 1.2 million over the last quarter of 2014. The article cited data from TransUnion, the national consumer data collection company, which reported that among the nation’s largest cities, Atlanta (up by 5.9%) and Houston (up by 5.4%) experienced the largest increases in auto loans from the previous quarter.Utilizing the Sageworks Bank Information platform, Sageworks recently examined how steadily auto lending at credit unions – specifically for new vehicles – grew in 2014. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Getting familiar with your Foundation – Jenni Speth

first_imgThis is the fifth edition of our “Getting Familiar with Your Foundation” series on our blog! We will highlight a different member of our Foundation staff so you can get to know the people who make our work possible. Last month we got to know National Program Director Lois Kitsch. This month, get to know our Office and Event Manager Jenni Speth!Here are some lessons in leadership and fun facts you might not know about Jenni:When you aren’t at work, what are we most likely to find you doing? Spending time with my husband and our two kids, who are 12 and 4. My youngest is now playing soccer and so that has been keeping us busy. We are also expecting our third child later this month! On the weekends, my family enjoys watching the Wisconsin Badger’s college football games.Do you have a guilty pleasure? If so what is it?Sweets! Especially butterfinger cookies…those are my weakness.What is your favorite TV show or a few that you can’t miss?I enjoy shows on the food network. Right now there is a show called Halloween Wars where teams compete to make the best Halloween display. It’s a show that I really like and the kids do too so we can all watch it together. continue reading » 9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Tourist offer of Slavonia presented in Turin

first_imgOrganized by the CNTB Representation in Italy, a presentation of Slavonia was organized in Turin, as well as a business workshop between Croatian tourist entities and Italian partners.The program was attended by 19 travel companies from Croatia and 70 travel agents and representatives of CRALs, organizations within the union of large companies and banks that organize travel for their members from the Piedmont region. The aim of the business workshop was to intensify cooperation between Italian and Croatian partners and to present the potential, tourist products and beauties of the Slavonia region.The participants were greeted by representatives of the Slavonia cluster, the director of the Požega-Slavonia Tourist Board Maja Jakobović and Osijek-Baranja Ivana Jurić, who with her colleagues also held a presentation of Slavonia by bringing tourist products such as active holidays, eno-gastronomy, culture, nature, etc. pointed out that Slavonia is for Italian guests, who spend the summer on the Croatian coast, an ideal destination for a combination of vacation at sea and on the continent, or to get to know a different Croatia. During the evening, a prize game was organized where the happiest participants won thematic trips to Slavonia, as well as two return tickets from Croatia Airlines on the Milan-Zagreb route.”After several years, the Croatian tourist offer was presented in Turin, the main center of one of the most developed and potent regions of Italy, Piedmont, and we are extremely glad and important that we presented the tourist offer of Croatia and the Slavonia cluster to Italian partners who followed the presentation with special interest. participated in conversations. This business meeting justified the expectations of Croatian and Italian partners, primarily due to the contacts made, ” concluded Viviana Vukelic, Director of the CNTB Representation in Italy.After the workshop, a tasting of Slavonian delicacies was organized, and brochures about Croatia and Slavonia were distributed, as well as occasional Slavonian souvenirs.last_img read more

ECIB hosts credit analysis and management workshop in Dominica

first_img 22 Views   no discussions Share Sharing is caring! Share Tweetcenter_img LocalNews ECIB hosts credit analysis and management workshop in Dominica by: – July 9, 2012 Share Resident Representative of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank Agency Office, Edmund Robinson (centre) with CEO of the National Cooperative Credit Union Limited, Aylmer Irish (right). A four day credit analysis and management workshop organized by the Eastern Caribbean Institute of Bankers (ECIB) got on the way at the Public Service Union on Monday.According to resident representative of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank Agency Office, Edmund Robinson, the workshop is intended to provide banking and credit officers with the “rudiments” of the “theory and practice” of sound lending along with “techniques” to manage delinquent accounts.Robinson said the workshop comes at a “critical” juncture when persons are still “struggling” with the effects of the financial crisis which began in 2008. The workshop will cover topics like “consumer lending” and participants will also learn how to detect “problem” loans early and identify appropriate solutions. However, Robinson said, while the workshop will address financial institutions and the personal development of its staff, there has been a concerted effort to “enhance the financial literacy” of the public.For the past ten years the monetary council of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank has declared the month of October as financial information month and during this year’s observation, emphasis will be placed on “managing credit, record keeping, risk management and protecting ones asset and best business practices”.Workshop participants“Financial education impacts the wellbeing of every individual as well as the economic and social fabric of our communities.” Robinson said.Meantime Chief Executive Officer of the National Cooperative Credit Union Limited Aylmer Irish highlighted the necessity for financial institutions to understand the loan and collections processes.“A significant amount of a financial institution’s revenue comes from the granting of loans and therefore it is absolutely necessary that there is a comprehensive understanding of the underwriting process, and the collections process must be timely and effective, but it is even more important to understand the importance of risk analysis because the objective must be to minimize risk such as credit risk”.The workshop is facilitated by Patrick Thomas and Louis Parris and will come to close on Thursday.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Reds stand by Suarez

first_imgLiverpool managing director Ian Ayre insists Luis Suarez will not be sold despite his latest controversy in biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic. He added: “He’s a fantastic player, top scorer and everything we’d want in a striker, so there’s no change there. This is more about getting him back on the right track and it’s largely down to (manager) Brendan (Rodgers) now to work with him on that side of his character.” After Sunday’s match Rodgers said discussions about what action to take over Suarez would involve owners Fenway Sports Group. Ayre confirmed they had taken place and FSG fully backed the decisions taken. “With any incident like this, any major incident at the club, we’re in direct dialogue with the owners, always,” he added. “I spoke to them last night and they were happy with the way we were handling the matter. “I think the most important thing is that we acted swiftly yesterday. Luis issued his apology and then we spoke with him last night and then again this morning.” But Ayre stressed the issue would not end there with Rodgers, who has a close relationship with Suarez, determined to tackle the player’s ill-discipline. “We’ve taken action to fine Luis for his actions,” he said. “Brendan has spoken to him and I’ve spoken to him and Brendan will be working with him further on his discipline. “We’ll work with Luis – Brendan particularly – on this side of his character in his game. Hopefully that puts the matter to rest from our point of view and we’ll wait and see if there’s any further action from the football authorities.” The striker has been fined by the club, with the player asking for the money to be donated to the Hillsborough Family Support Group, but there is no question of him being offloaded in the summer despite worldwide condemnation of his inexplicable actions in Sunday’s 2-2 draw at Anfield. “It affects his future in the sense that we have to work with him on his discipline – but Luis is a very important player to the club,” Ayre told “As we keep saying, he signed a new four-year contract last summer and we’d all love to see him here throughout that contract.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Magpies held in Hammers stalemate

first_imgNewcastle’s Barclays Premier League status remains in the balance as they left Upton Park with only a share of the spoils following a mundane goalless draw with West Ham. Having shipped six goals at home to Liverpool last weekend, the Magpies were shored up at the back with the return of captain Fabricio Coloccini from a knee injury that had sidelined him since February 24. They never looked like leaking as many goals as they did seven days ago but Rob Elliot made crucial second-half saves from Kevin Nolan and Matt Jarvis. In a first half that offered little in the way of chances, West Ham, who named an unchanged line-up for the fourth game in succession, forced the first opportunity of the afternoon when Mohamed Diame linked up well with Ricardo Vaz Te before firing over Elliot’s crossbar. Cisse went within inches of opening the scoring just before the midway point of the first half after he latched on to Yohan Cabaye’s ball and poked a shot past Jaaskelainen. It looked to be enough to give the visitors a crucial lead but Reid managed to hack the ball away, with assistant referee Matthew Wilkes adjudging that the whole of the ball had not crossed the line. Former Newcastle forward Andy Carroll had his first chance of the game just three minutes after half-time but the Liverpool loanee could not punish his hometown club as he headed Matt Jarvis’ cross wide from five yards. Cabaye then flashed a long-range effort wide with neither side providing enough quality in the final third, although the West Ham bench were up in arms shortly afterwards, wanting a penalty as Coloccini leaned into Vaz Te but referee Phil Dowd was unmoved. Dowd again turned down appeals from the home side for a spot-kick when Carroll and Danny Simpson challenged for the ball, with the rebound leading to Nolan having a shot well saved by Elliot, who then tipped Matt Jarvis’ effort behind. Carroll was starting to feed on the improved service he was receiving from his team-mates and a clever turn and near-post shot forced another good save out of Elliot as West Ham pushed for the opening goal. But the former St James’s Park favourite could not find a way through and both sides had to settle for a point which suits West Ham much more than Newcastle. With fellow relegation candidates Wigan and Aston Villa picking up wins away from home, Alan Pardew’s side are now just three points clear of the bottom three and the 18th-placed Latics have a game in hand. Papiss Cisse came closest to breaking the deadlock on an afternoon of few clear-cut opportunities, with the Senegal international seeing a first-half effort cleared off the line by Winston Reid. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more