New Fun Home Star Gabriella Pizzolo on Her Ring of Keys Moment & More

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 10, 2016 Related Shows View Comments Age: 12Hometown: Upstate New York, in a suburb of SchenectadyCurrent Role: Breaking hearts and singing about keys as Small Alison in the Tony Award-winning musical Fun Home.Stage and Screen Cred: Gabby made her debut as the leading heroine in the Broadway production of Matilda. Regionally, she’s been seen as Young Cosette in Les Miserables, Little Girl in Ragtime and Susan Walker in Miracle on 34th Street. Fun Homelast_img read more

Odds & Ends: The Wiz Live! Picks Up Five Critics’ Choice Nods & More

first_img View Comments Star Files Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today and over the weekend. The Wiz Live! Picks Up Five Critics’ Choice NodsThe Wiz Live! eased on down the road to five Critics’ Choice nominations on December 14! The telecast received nods for Best Movie Made for TV or Limited Series, Best Actress in a Movie Made for TV or Limited Series for Shanice Williams, Best Supporting Actress in a Movie Made for TV or Limited Series for Mary J. Blige, and also recognition over in the Supporting Actor category for David Alan Grier and Ne-Yo. Stage faves to additionally feel the nominating love include Patti LuPone, Viola Davis, Clive Owen, Hugh Dancy, Helen McCrory, Marisa Tomei, Jeffrey Tambor, Allison Janney, Judith Light, Ellen Burstyn, Cherry Jones, Patrick Wilson, Nick Offerman and Sarah Paulson. Winners will be announced for the 21st annual awards on January 17, 2016 at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica.Mirren Wants to Share the Stage With CranstonTalk about a match made in Broadway heaven. Tony winner Helen Mirren has revealed that she would like to star opposite Tony winner Bryan Cranston on the boards. “I’d like to share the stage with him sometime,” she told Variety. “That would be great.” While we wait (and dreamcast!), we can catch the pair together on screen in Trumbo, which is in movie theaters now.Dick Van Dyke Turns 90 With Flash MobWho do you celebrate your 90th birthday with when you’re the legendary Dick Van Dyke? A giant Mary Poppins flash mob, obviously! Check out all the fun and frolics below… We’re now ready to go fly a kite!Twelfth Night Set for Central ParkA musical adaptation of Twelfth Night, helmed by Kwame Kwei-Armah, with music and lyrics by Shaina Taub, is slated for the Public Theater’s Public Works program next year. Performed by professional and amateur actors from across the Big Apple’s five boroughs, Shakespeare’s traditional verses will be interspersed with songs in modern-day language. We’re already dreaming of all those summer nights at Central Park’s Delacorte Theater…See Lin-Manuel Miranda Reach ‘Oprah Power’ (Almost)Hamilton’s creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda may have penned this Broadway season’s gargantuan hit, but he recently admitted to Stephen Colbert on The Late Show that he’s “not quite got Oprah power yet.” Check out the wide-ranging interview with the adorable Miranda (as well as a sneak peek from the next great American musical, Button?!) below! Oh, and watch out for interesting nugget about Police Academy…center_img Lin-Manuel Mirandalast_img read more

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters receives Humanitarian of the Year Award

first_imgMedicines for Humanity (MFH), the non-profit international organization that is dedicated to reducing child mortality in impoverished communities worldwide, has honored Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. (GMCR) with its 2011 Humanitarian of the Year award. The presentation was made last night at a fundraising event held at the World Trade Center Seaport Hotel in Boston.When presenting the award, Medicines for Humanity Board member, Thomas M. O’Neill stated, “GMCR has established a global footprint of caring, and demonstrated proactive concern for the well being of the neediest children. In Rwanda, they seek out these children, and make sure they have life-saving healthcare services. They have shown the world how to use resources wisely to create enduring goodness.”Rick Peyser, GMCR’s Director of Social Advocacy and Coffee Community Outreach, accepted the award on behalf of GMCR. In his acceptance speech, Peyser noted, “Green Mountain is honored to receive this recognition from Medicines for Humanity. We have focused on improving the quality of life for coffee farmers and their families at the household level in our coffee-growing communities. We are gratified to have a partner like Medicines for Humanity that wants to work in countries like Rwanda, where the need is the greatest.” GMCR has announced that the company will continue to help fund the MFH child survival projects in the Southern Province of Rwanda for an additional four years. “We are extremely grateful to GMCR for this additional commitment,” stated MFH Executive Director, Tim Bilodeau. “We have a program in place that is reaching the most vulnerable children and effectively reducing child mortality.” Mr. Peyser added, “We are delighted to expand our support of MFH’s work in Rwanda, a country that produces very high quality coffee, yet is challenged with one of the highest rates of infant and child mortality in the coffee growing world.” Celebrating its 30th year in business, GMCR has been on a journey to create and sustain a values-driven company that views profit as a means to achieve a higher purpose. GMCR supports local and global communities by offsetting 100% of its greenhouse gas emissions, investing in sustainably grown coffee, and allocating at least five percent of its pre-tax profits to social and environmental projects. From its work to curb chronic food insecurity in coffee growing communities to its employee-led grant making efforts in local communities, GMCR works in pursuit of its stated purpose: to create the ultimate coffee experience in every life we touch, from tree to cup ‘ transforming the way the world views business.Medicines for Humanity (MFH) is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization dedicated to reducing child mortality and improving child health in economically poor communities worldwide. Every day, more than 20,000 children die because they lack access to basic medicines and primary healthcare. MFH was founded in 1997 to provide direct and effective responses to this injustice.About Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc.As a leader in specialty coffee and coffee makers, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. (GMCR) (NASDAQ: GMCR), is recognized for its award-winning coffees, innovative Keurig Single-Cup brewing technology, and socially responsible business practices. GMCR supports local and global communities by offsetting 100% of its direct greenhouse gas emissions, investing in sustainably-grown coffee, and donating at least five percent of its pre-tax profits to social and environmental projects.GMCR routinely posts information that may be of importance to investors in the Investor Relations section of its website, including news releases and its complete financial statements, as filed with the SEC. The Company encourages investors to consult this section of its website regularly for important information and news. Additionally, by subscribing to the Company’s automatic email news release delivery, individuals can receive news directly from GMCR as it is released.GMCR-C ROCKLAND, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–last_img read more

The headquarters of the Split-Dalmatia County introduced strict measures: Mandatory wearing of masks indoors in restaurants

first_imgWe have located hotspots in certain fitness centers, we still have data related to holding some family wedding gatherings “, said the Civil Protection Headquarters of the Split-Dalmatia County. Side dish: Decision of the Civil Protection Headquarters of the Republic of Croatia for a part of the Split-Dalmatia County Tourists have the opportunity to test on Covid-19 in Croatia. Official a list of all institutions throughout the country where testing for COVID-19 is possible on request, together with the price list of services you can find here.  At the proposal of the Civil Protection Headquarters of the Split-Dalmatia County, as well as the Civil Protection Headquarters of the City of Imotski and the Municipalities of Cista Provo, Lovreć, Lokvičići, Podbablje, Proložac, Runovići, Zagvozd and Zmijavci the necessary epidemiological measures for their area are introduced, for 14 days. mandatory wearing of face masks or medical masks indoors in catering establishments until food, drinks and beverages are consumed; a maximum of 50 people may be present at wedding ceremonies;a maximum of 20 people may be present at other private ceremonies and celebrations;a maximum of 50 people may be present at the funeral, without maintaining lipstick, and condolences to the bereaved must not be expressed through close contact; at all social gatherings (events, performances, masses, rituals, exhibitions and other social gatherings) it is obligatory to adhere to all prescribed epidemiological measures, and if they are held indoors it is obligatory to wear face masks or medical masks and maintain a physical distance of at least 2 meter; organizers of all social gatherings and owners of catering facilities are obliged to perform intensified supervision of compliance with the prescribed epidemiological measures;the work of gyms, fitness centers and other forms of organizing recreation is suspended; sports competitions can only be held without the presence of spectators;  visits to and departures from old people’s homes and other social welfare institutions are prohibited, and it is recommended that work be organized in shifts, whenever possible. In the past 24 hours, 358 new cases were recorded, so the number of currently ill (active cases) in Croatia today is 2.351. Among them, 174 patients are in hospital, of which 10 are on a respirator. In the past 24 hours, 3.228 people were tested.  These measures shall apply from 24 August 2020. The necessary epidemiological measures introduced are:  The biggest focus is currently in the Split-Dalmatia County, where today 138 newly diagnosed people tested positive for coronavirus. Currently, SD County has 694 active cases of covida19.last_img read more

Ilmarinen appoints CIO to succeed Ritakallio

first_imgMikko Mursula Ilmarinen has hired the chief executive of FIM Group, Mikko Mursula, as its new CIO, following the promotion of Timo Ritakallio.Mursula will join the €30bn pensions mutual no later than June next year, stepping into the role four months after Ritakallio is set to succeed Harri Sailas as chief executive and president of Ilmarinen.Commenting on the appointment, Ritakallio said: “Mikko Mursula has extensive and diverse experience of the investment markets, the ability to lead a demanding expert organisation, and he is well networked in both the Finnish and international capital markets.” Mursula is no stranger to Ilmarinen, having worked at the pension provider for a decade prior to joining FIM Asset Management in late 2010.He was promoted to chief executive of FIM Group in September 2013, three years after leaving the mutual to become managing director at FIM Asset Management.With a total of 20 years of experience in the investment management industry, Mursula initially joined Ilmarinen as equity portfolio manager in 2000.In early 2003, he was promoted to head of equities, overseeing a team of seven in charge of a €7bn portfolio. In 2007, he was then promoted to head of listed securities at Ilmarinen, a role he held until he joined FIM.He began his career at KPMG in 1992, working at AG Private Bankers and Opstock Securities.For more on Mikko Mursula, explore IPE’s archive of interviewslast_img read more

UK MPs criticise government over handling of FRC chair appointment

first_imgSource: GSKSimon Dingemans, FRCIn relation to the former Goldman Sachs banker’s suitability for the role, the report concluded: “On the basis of the pre-appointment hearing, we are satisfied that Mr Dingemans has the professional competence and personal independence required of the chair of the Financial Reporting Council.”Dingemans’ appointment comes at a critical time for the FRC, which has come under intense scrutiny since the financial crisis. In addition criticism of its oversight of the audit sector following the collapse of government contractor Carillion at the start of 2018, the FRC has also faced claims from the Local Authority Pension Fund Forum that it misinterpreted UK company law to the detriment of investors.Transition to ARGAThe FRC is now in the process of transitioning into a new, more proactive regulator called the Audit, Reporting and Governance Authority (ARGA).Quizzed during his pre-appointment hearing on how he planned to reform the organisation in light of the Kingman Review into the FRC’s future, Dingemans said he wanted to “change the FRC’s focus to serving the end users of accounts as opposed to the preparers”.“But most importantly of all [we have] to change the culture of the organisation, to make it more proactive, more energetic, more challenging,” he added.An overview of FRC enforcement activity over the past 12 months released last week showed a near trebling of the annual fines for defective audit work, from £15.5m (€16.8m) in 2017-18 to £42.9m in 2018-19.The FRC said it had made “far greater use and range of non-financial sanctions” and also overseen a “significant reduction” in the number of so-called legacy cases on its books. An influential committee of UK politicians has issued a stinging rebuke to the government over its handling of the appointment of the Financial Reporting Council’s (FRC) new chairman.Former GlaxoSmithKline chief financial officer Simon Dingemans was named as the government’s preferred candidate for the chairmanship last month.However, in a report following his pre-appointment hearing, the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Select Committee expressed “frustration and dissatisfaction” with the BEIS department of government.“We have not been told why the chair [of the committee] was not consulted prior to the recruitment process being launched and at every stage of the process we have had to ask the department for the information that should have been provided to us in a timely manner,” the report stated. “Pre-appointment hearings are an important part of the scrutiny process; the department should seek to facilitate the committee’s work in this respect.”The committee – which is chaired by Labour MP Rachel Reeves – added that its criticism of the department was “no reflection on the candidate”.last_img read more

Cargo plane carrying supplies for AU troops crash-lands near Somalia capital

first_imgAMISOM/ Ugandan soldiers resting in the town of Kurtunwaarey in the Lower Shabelle region of Somalia . AMISOM/ Ugandan soldiers resting in the town of Kurtunwaarey in the Lower Shabelle region of Somalia .A cargo plane carrying supplies for African Union troops crash-landed outside Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on Monday, government officials told AFP.The officials said the Egyptian-owned transport plane went down in Arbiska, a district situated 18km outside the capital, after making several unsuccessful passes over the seafront airport.Two of the six crew members suffered light injuries in the crash, the officials said, but added that the plane and those on board were safe having landed in an area controlled by the Somali government and the African Union’s Amisom force.The cause of the crash was not immediately clear, with government sources pointing to either technical failure or the airport’s inability to accept landings during the night.Amisom, made up of troops from country’s including Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda, Djibouti and Burundi, is in Somalia to support Somalia’s internationally-backed government against the al-Qaeda-affiliated Shabaab militants.last_img read more

Two Million Dollars Allocated to assist Tourism Stakeholders

first_img Share Sharing is caring! 14 Views   no discussions Share LocalNews Two Million Dollars Allocated to assist Tourism Stakeholders by: – June 29, 2011center_img Tweet Share Prime Minister Hon. Roosevelt SkerritHair braiders, vendors and taxi operators are set to benefit from two million dollars ($2,000,000) which have been allocated by the Government of Dominica, as part of their economic development thrust.Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit made the announcement while presenting the 2011/2012 Budget at Parliament on Wednesday.This is one of many measures announced by the Prime Minister to fuel income generation for the many stakeholders who depend heavily on the tourism industry.The Dominican leader told parliament that while one of the island main cruises; Carnival have pulled out from the industry, the government will continue to do all in their power to cushion the effects of the crisis.‘I must report that the Employment Agency and Small Business Unit has assisted close to 400 persons in the fiscal year 2010/11 and close to 1000 for the programme to date.  This year, $2.0 million will go towards that programme.  Specifically, some of these resources will be to provide some support to the small businesses such as the vendors, hair braiders and taxi operators whose income is being affected by the pull out of the Carnival Cruise Lines in the off-season, and who wish to get involved in other small business initiatives, to improve their income earning capacity,’ says Skerrit.On Wednesday, the prime minister sought approval of estimates of expenditure for the financial year ending June 30th, 2010, amounting to $432,598,384.Close to eleven million dollars head recurrent went to the Ministry of Tourism and Legal Affairs with one million dollars allocated as head capital.The Prime Minister says funds will also be spent on enhanced training for tourism stakeholders, to further assist them in self-income generation.‘The modality of this specific assistance programme is being finalized and will be articulated by the relevant agencies in due course. Suffice it to say, that we have anticipated the economic fallout from the depressed cruise tourism period and are putting systems in place to cushion the impact on the most vulnerable.’‘One of the options I personally support is the utilization of this period for enhanced training, whereby, though not plying their trade in the traditional way, vendors, hair braiders and the like can be the beneficiaries of enhanced training in new technologies and approaches and at the same time be assured of satisfactory earnings during the down period.  I cannot promise that we will match their total earnings, but at least we will do as much as is possible to ensure they remain current with known and obvious commitments,’ Skerrit told Parliament.Parliament will resume at 10am on Thursday, June 30th and will be carried live by Vibes Radio on www.vibesradio.dm.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Negros robbery group leader falls

first_imgBY DOMINIQUE GABRIEL BAÑAGABACOLOD City – The suspected leader of a crime group tagged in several high-profile robberies in Negros Occidental was arrested by authorities in Sitio Patic, Barangay Isio, Cauayan town.The 30-year-old Francisco Epogon alias “Junjun” – resident of neighboring Sitio Manluy-a, Barangay San Jose, Sipalay City – was caught Sunday afternoon. Epogon’s apprehension was staged on the strength of an arrest warrant issued by Judge Rodney Magbanua of the Regional Trial Court Branch 61 in Kabankalan City dated Feb. 28, 2020.The suspect faces charges of robbery in band with a recommended bail of P100,000.He was arrested by personnel of the Cauayan police and the Provincial Intelligence Unit of the Negros Occidental Provincial Police Office.Police recovered a fragmentation grenade from Epogon’s possession.City police chief Colonel Henry Biñas earlier tagged the Epogon robbery group in the recent robbery-slay incident involving a Belgian national in Barangay Villamonte here and other break-ins this year.Biñas said the group was also behind the ransacking of the house of Dr. Carlitos Orola in Barangay Tangub on Feb. 19.He said there is also a possibility that the group was behind the robbery at a house in Barangay Estefania on Feb. 29.The group is also responsible for robbery incidents that victimized the Northern Negros Electric Cooperative, a rice mill in Bago City, Negros Occidental, and another rice mill in Negros Oriental, he added.On Wednesday last week, the suspects entered the house of Carl Nolens at Villa Angela and killed him using an M16 assault rifle, based on the recovered empty shells at the crime scene.His wife, Maria, was injured when she jumped from the terrace at the second floor of their house.The police are also looking into possible connections of the robbery-slay incident to other burglaries in the city this year.The task force assigned to the ongoing probe of Nolans’ robber-slay are already in Cauayan to question the crime group leader./PNlast_img read more

Greensburg Grad Scheduled To Pitch In Indianapolis Saturday

first_imgMeyer is scheduled to pitch against the Indianapolis Indians Saturday night.INDIANAPOLIS – Greensburg High School graduate Alex Meyer is on the path toward pitching in Major League Baseball.The highly rated prospect is in the Minnesota Twins organization pitching for Triple-A affiliate Rochester Red Wings.His team is at Victory Field in Indianapolis this weekend and Meyer will take the mound Saturday at 7:05 p.m.The game could be the last opportunity to see the former Pirate pitch before he is in a big league uniform.  This season he has pitched 22 games and has the 3.05 ERA, the sixth highest in the International League.The 2008 high school graduate later went on to dominate at the University of Kentucky. He was drafted in the 1st round by the Washington Nationals in 2011 and was ultimately traded to the Twins.Meyer spent a portion of this past off-season as a substitute teacher at Greensburg High School.last_img read more