Between Riverside and Crazy Extends Off-Broadway

first_imgStephen Adly Guirgis’ Between Riverside and Crazy has extended off-Broadway for two weeks and will now play through March 22. Directed by Austin Pendleton and starring Stephen McKinley Henderson and more, the Second Stage production is currently in preview at the Tony Kiser Theatre. Opening night is scheduled for February 11. Between Riverside and Crazy premiered at off-Broadway’s Atlantic Theater Company this past summer. The cast also includes Liza Colón-Zayas, Ron Cephas Jones, Michael Rispoli, Victor Almanzar, Elizabeth Canavan and Rosal Colón. View Comments The play tells the story of Walter “Pops” Washington, an ex-cop and recent widower, who, with his recently paroled son Junior, struggle to hold on to one of the last rent-stabilized apartments on Riverside Drive. The Old Days seem to be dead and gone for the two as old wounds are opened, sketchy new houseguests turn up and a final ultimatum is delivered. Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on March 22, 2015 Between Riverside and Crazylast_img read more

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PREMIUMAnalysis: Recovery of CPO demand

first_imgForgot Password ? LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Linkedin analysis bank-mandiri CPO export demand Facebook Topics : The COVID-19 pandemic has hit global demand for most products, including crude palm oil (CPO). The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) in its oilseed report predicts that global consumption of CPO will decline by 2.3 percent year-on-year (yoy) in the September 2019 to October 2020 period. The USDA also predicts that CPO consumption will recover in the next period by 4.2 percent yoy. In a more detailed view, CPO demand actually began to normalize since June 2020.One of the indicators that show improved demand is export volume from major producing countries, such as Indonesia and Malaysia. Indonesia’s CPO export volume in June and July 2020 were 2.1 and 2.4 million tons respectively, the same volume as Indonesia’s CPO exports in June and July 2019.Similarly, Malaysia’s CPO export volume in June and July were recorded at 1.7 and 1.8 million tons, respectiv… Log in with your social account Googlelast_img read more

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PKA buys DKK415m of green bonds, plans further purchases

first_imgDanish pensions administrator PKA is investing DKK415m (€55.8m) in green bonds and expects to put more money into the instruments as it works to integrate climate considerations into all of its asset classes.PKA, which manages around DKK200bn on behalf of three labour-market pension funds, said it bought the green bonds from Germany’s development bank Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW) and from the European Investment Bank (EIB).Of the total investment, DKK265m has gone into the KfW bonds, which are guaranteed by the German state, have a maturity of five years and are expected to yield 1.65% a year.The remaining DKK150m has been invested in green bonds issued by the EIB, which are guaranteed by the EU, run for 10 years and have an expected annual return of 2.15%. The money raised through the bond issues by both institutions is used to finance projects within the areas of sustainable energy and increased energy efficiency.Peter Damgaard Jensen, managing director at PKA, said: “We expect to invest in more green bonds as an instrument to meet the global need for investments in sustainable energy and increased energy efficiency.”PKA wanted to integrate climate considerations into all of its asset classes, he said, adding that green bonds were an investment area the provider had long been interested in.“The projects that are included are areas that PKA already invests in significantly, so green bonds are an extension of our strategy of raising our investment in sustainable energy,” he said.The pensions administrator said it now had DKK13bn invested in CO2-reducing projects.PKA noted that UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon recently called on pension funds to invest in climate-friendly sustainable energy.last_img read more

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What would Jerry Buss do if he was in charge of the Lakers’ draft?

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Okafor is quote, the obvious choice as the next great Laker center … except that he’s not really a pro center.Having ducked the combine, his height isn’t officially known, but sources tell me that he’s measuring 6-9 1/2 in stocking feet working out for teams.Without great length or hops, he’s more of a power forward … an inconvenient fact that the Lakers are aware of.Porzingis, a deadeye shooter at 7-1 (in stocking feet), is screaming up the board. No. 3 Philadelphia, which has no point guard, is reportedly considering passing up Russell and Mudiay … assuming the Lakers don’t take Porzingis.A 19-year-old Latvian who played in Spain, Porzingis was the least-celebrated elite prospect but not after last week’s workout in Las Vegas.One awestruck GM told me that he’s the best Euro-prospect he has ever seen, with an upside as the next D-D-Dirk Nowitzki or even K-K-K-K-K-Kevin Durant.The Lakers reportedly are “intrigued” more than blown away — but Porzingis remains on their short list.Russell was converted to point guard as an Ohio State freshman, a red flag since it usually doesn’t work, but did with him.At 6-4, Mudiay is an amazing athlete — picture Wes Matthews with a 40-inch vertical — but has a tiny body of work, having played only a few games in China.If Mudiay may become a good shooter, he isn’t one yet, compared to Russell, who shot as well as a freshman — 41 percent on 3-pointers — as Steph Curry did at Davidson.Mudiay, however, shot well for the Lakers last week so here he is, although I’d rate him the darkhorse.If Mitch and Co. can do this, the organization has never been through such agony, compounded by having had to do it in the age of social media, exerting pressure on the Buss kids and their people that their father never knew.Nevertheless, the only way the Lakers will be what they were is to do it the way they always did.• Forget what this pick means for a fast turnaround next seasonI don’t care if Time Warner execs threaten to kill themselves. This isn’t about next season but the next 10.• Forget finding a good fit with the players on handI don’t like the sawed-off, non-shot-blocking combination of Okafor and Julius Randle but if they think JO’s best, take him and figure out the rest later.• Forget what the press and fans will thinkIf the geeky-looking Porzingis has the best chance of greatness, take him, even if the fans go nuts and ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith strokes out on the set.• Remember how Jerry Buss did it, starting with trusting his basketball peopleIf it was easy to back Jerry West, the icon, Buss’s trust extended to Mitch Kupchak … even in 2005, coming off a 34-48 season after the departure of Shaquille O’Neal, as fans clamored for Mitch’s scalp.Showing just how functional the Lakers were despite madcap suggestions to the contrary, Kupchak then made one of the great calls in their history, drafting Andrew Bynum out of high school.Three seasons later, a happening Bynum helped hold an aggrieved Bryant in place before the arrival of Pau Gasol.• Don’t play it safeUnlike a lot of owners, Jerry Buss cared only about titles, not turning the crank on the cash cow.With the Lakers’ expectations and those of their fans, it won’t matter if Okafor and Russell, the safe picks, are decent but Porzingis or Mudiay becomes the next KD or Kobe elsewhere.If the Lakers are to be rebuilt, it will have to be the way they were built, on daring. With their No. 2 pick in Thursday’s draft, I have the favorite as Duke’s Jahlil Okafor.(Yes, the Lakers would take Karl-Anthony Towns if he’s there, a no-brainer. Unfortunately for them, it’s also a no-brainer for No. 1 Minnesota.)The Lakers are still sorting out their final four of Okafor, Kristaps Porzingis, D’Angelo Russell and Emmanuel Mudiay.• Related: What qualities will No 2 pick need to flourish with Kobe?If it looks thorny — Laker fans are all over the lot on this pick — it’s harder than they know.center_img Now for the dawn of a new day — finally! — in the most eagerly-awaited, pressure-packed moment in Laker history.Yes, five seasons after their last title, two since they were over .500 (Nov. 29, 2013), they can finally start putting Humpty Dumpty back together!It was Survival: Lakerdom, five years of Dwight Howard leaving, Steve Nash crumbling, Mike D’Antoni being hired over Phil Jackson, Jim Buss inheriting the whirlwind, Kobe Bryant going down annually and more stuff you won’t have to hear about any more.At long last, the Lakers of the future!last_img read more

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