Vote: In-car video presented ad free by Hanes

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Bill to disclose Noem’s travel security costs faces backlash

first_imgPIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota lawmaker pushing a bill to require Gov. Kristi Noem to disclose taxpayer-funds used for her travel security on the campaign trail has faced a pressure campaign to kill the proposal. Rep. Taffy Howards says she faced text message attacks and fellow Republicans rescinding support after hearing from the governor’s office. Noem’s administration has refused to disclose to media outlets how much it costs to send Highway Patrol troopers with the governor as she has traveled the country campaigning for Donald Trump and fundraising for her campaign. Howard argues it would not compromise safety to know how much is spent on travel security.last_img

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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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Cleveland Play House Will Receive Regional Theatre Tony Award

first_img View Comments The 2015 Regional Theatre Tony Award will go to the Cleveland Play House. Every year a Tony is awarded to a regional theater on the recommendation of the American Theatre Critics Association. The Ohio venue will present its 100th consecutive season beginning this fall.“Cleveland Play House is an exemplary institution in the American theatrical landscape with its long history of successful seasons and its commitment to fostering the next generation of playwrights and actors,” said Broadway League executive director Charlotte St. Martin and American Theatre Wing president Heather Hitchens in a statement. “We are thrilled to honor the Play House as it embarks on its centennial season.”Cleveland Play House is led by artistic director Laura Kepley and managing director Kevin Moore. In 2013, they originated the pre-Broadway national tour of A Night with Janis Joplin. In addition to staging contemporary plays and reimagined classics, Cleveland Play House has spearheaded developmental workshop of plays by Pulitzer winner Quiara Alegría Hudes, Jordan Harrison and Heidi Schreck.The nominations for the Tony Awards’ competitive categories will be announced on Tuesday, April 28 by Bruce Willis and Mary-Louise Parker. The ceremony will take place on June 7 at Radio City Music Hall; a host for the festivities will be announced shortly.last_img read more

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Tix Now Available to See Cirque du Soleil Paramour on B’way

first_imgTickets are now on sale to see Paramour at the Great White Way’s Lyric Theatre. The production, which will unite the signature spectacle of Cirque du Soleil with Broadway’s storytelling, is scheduled to begin previews on April 16, 2016 and officially open on June 2.Set in the world of Golden Age Hollywood, the event will spin the tale of a beautiful young poet forced to choose between love and art. Directed by Philippe Decouflé, Paramour will feature a 38-member cast that blends the best in circus arts and will be announced shortly.Artistic guidance will be by Jean-François Bouchard, with Pascale Henrot as associate creative director and West Hyler as associate creative director and scene director. Set design will be by Jean Rabasse, with costume design by Philippe Guillotel, score by Bob & Bill, choreography by Daphné Mauger, lighting design by Patrice Besombes, props design by Anne‐Séguin Poirier, projection design by Olivier Simola and Christophe Waksmann, sound design by John Shivers. The acrobatics creative team includes Shana Carroll, Boris Verkhovsky and Pierre Masse. Cirque du Soleil PARAMOUR Related Shows View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on April 16, 2017last_img read more

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NFL Superstar Eddie George Will Make B’way Debut in Chicago

first_img from $49.50 View Comments Chicago Related Shows All he cares about is love! NFL Legend and Heisman Trophy winner Eddie George is set to make his Broadway debut in Chicago. He will begin performances on January 11, 2016 and is scheduled to play a limited engagement at the Ambassador Theatre through February 28. Jason Danieley is currently playing the role.George has previously made stage appearances in such works as Matthew Lopez’s The Whipping Man (Nashville Repertory Theatre), Suzan-Lori Parks’ Topdog/Underdog (Amun Ra Theatre) and in the title roles of both Othello and Julius Caesar at the Nashville Shakespeare Festival. George won the Heisman Trophy in 1995 while playing for Ohio State University. That honor served as the prelude to a nine-year career in the NFL, which saw him lead the Tennessee Titans to Super Bowl XXXIV and selected to the Pro Bowl four consecutive years, finishing his career with the Dallas Cowboys.Chicago currently stars Rumer Willis as Roxie Hart (through November 1), Amra-Faye Wright as Velma Kelly, Raymond Bokhour as Amos Hart, NaTasha Yvette Williams as Matron “Mama” Morton and R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine.last_img read more

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Colombia Augments Security Cooperation in Northern Triangle

first_imgTraining in ground, air, and maritime interdictions to improve military mobility when they attack a target; With regard to El Salvador, so far this year, 23 Salvadorans have received training with an emphasis in the areas of citizen security and strengthening military and police specialties. The skills most requested by Salvadoran authorities include: Supporting eradication of drug trafficking and the elimination of criminal groups; In 2015, Colombian Military and police forces trained 741 Guatemalan, 782 Honduran, and 560 Salvadoran service members through bilateral cooperation initiatives that included: Strengthening skills in identifying illegal landing strips and intercepting air fields and clandestine airplanes. Training through Bilateral Cooperation Initiatives Strengthening Military and police specialties (Guatemala – 29 percent, Honduras – 18 percent, El Salvador – 25 percent); Supporting border control and security and training government forces responsible for ensuring public security; So far this year, 24 Guatemalan service members have received training with an emphasis on the fight against global drug trafficking. The skills most requested by Guatemalan authorities are: Triangular Cooperation Improving the Navy’s patrolling capabilities; The fight against the global drug problem (Guatemala – 19 percent, Honduras 11 percent, El Salvador – 15 percent); Organizational development (Guatemala – 25 percent, Honduras – 19 percent, El Salvador – 33 percent); Citizen security (Guatemala – 25 percent, Honduras – 48 percent, El Salvador – 22 percent); Triangular Cooperation helps supplement the existing ties between developing nations, especially in medium-income countries, and traditional donors. The purpose is to face developmental challenges and promote common interests through solutions that can be adjusted to each country’s needs. Colombia has taken important steps in managing cooperation so it can offer other countries its own experience and skills through the Triangular Cooperation system of development cooperation. By Dialogo June 07, 2016 Advising state judicial officials on the extradition of significant drug traffickers; Following the “Colombia-U.S. Triangle Cooperation Action Plan for the benefit of Central America and the Caribbean,” launched in 2013, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos visited the Northern Triangle countries (Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador) in April to confirm interest in strengthening relationships, following up on ideas, and identifying new necessities. Security officials review the requirements of these cooperation programs annually. Training for Military and police personnel depends on the size and capacity of a Military’s ground, air, and maritime interdictions and its specific needs to respond to problems shared throughout the region. Citizen security, the optimization of Military and police specialties, organizational development, the fight against the global drug problem, and crime prevention and enforcement are all primary areas of action. Teaching government forces how to face the transnational criminal organizations that are using gangs to control territory and routes for their criminal operations; “In Guatemala, we have created an organizational structure and management model for the National Civil Police’s Planning Department for Specialized Management in Criminal Investigations,” Mitchell said. “The absence of a strong criminal investigations unit was one of the greatest failures of the Guatemalan system, but now that unit has become one of the greatest achievements born from our cooperation.” Supporting border control and security; Criminal phenomena (Guatemala – 1 percent, Honduras – 3 percent, El Salvador – 5 percent). South-South Cooperation and Triangular Cooperation have become highly developed since they were given a new strategic direction in 2006, under Colombia’s Presidential Office on International Cooperation. Under these initiatives authorities cooperate to further regional development. Providing training in riverside areas to infiltrate the trafficking of illicit drugs into the country’s interior, and to prevent drugs from subsequently being shipped to the United States; In the mean time, support to Honduras has focused on: Strengthening Naval patrol skills. Reaffirming the agreement “In Honduras, we encouraged the operations of Criminal Forensic Laboratories under the Police Investigations and Exterior Community Inspections Division,” Mitchell stated. “Improving Honduran organizations was the first step in improving how crimes were handled. Now, the focus for this country has turned toward citizen security after the institutions were strengthened.” Triangular Cooperation, a type of development cooperation between an emerging donor country, a beneficiary country, and a donor from the U.S. Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s Development Assistance Committee, was established at the end of the 1970s and put into practice at the end of the 1990s. It is relatively new, and combines traditional, or vertical, cooperation — such as the transfer of knowledge, experience or resources by a country at the same or greater level of development — with South-South cooperation, which implies the exchange of resources, technology, and knowledge between developing countries in the global south, to provide cooperation assistance to one or more developing nations. Advising on how to control national airspace. Teaching government forces to face the trafficking in drugs, weapons, and persons effectively; “In El Salvador there was a good deal of support for the creation of a cybercrime office because that problem had afflicted the country,” Mitchell explained. “Now organizational development is the priority. The percentage of aid is changing and the number of persons receiving training has been decreasing as we have grown these abilities in the country, which gives them greater autonomy. Ultimately, this is the point of this agreement.” The governments of Colombia and the United States have entered into a cooperation agreement to promote improvements within the Guatemalan, Honduran, and Salvadoran Armed Forces based on the lessons learned by the Colombian Army to improve regional security and public safety and effectively combat drug trafficking and organized crime. Advising on improving communications between units; The agreement focuses on avoiding or stopping the “balloon effect” in Central America, said Juan Sebastián Jiménez, Cooperation Coordinator with the Colombian Ministry of Defense. “The effect seen in the efforts to eradicate the production and sale of illegal drugs in Latin America is analogous to what happens to the air inside a balloon when it is squeezed: the air moves, but does not disappear. The pressure applied to one side pushes the air to another side where there is less resistance.” Training in ground, air, and maritime interdictions to improve the mobility of government forces when attacking a target; Colombia and the United States already cooperate closely in the fight against organized crime in the Northern Triangle. The two countries conduct joint training and share information, and Colombia has a longstanding bilateral relationship with the United States. The cooperation between the partner nations has helped strengthen Colombia’s Army as well as acquire skills and experiences that make it effective in drug enforcement and counter-insurgency, said Daniel Mitchell, Chief of Staff for the Ministry of Defense and director of International Affairs and Cooperation. In April, President Santos toured the Northern Triangle to confirm support for the strengthening of government forces and promised more dynamic and focused cooperation. The Triangle Cooperation Action Plan laid out a series of detailed and individualized strategies for each country, though there have been defense cooperation programs within the Northern Triangle since 2006. last_img read more

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YLD board seeks to fill open seats

first_img April 15, 2005 Regular News YLD board seeks to fill open seats YLD board seeks to fill open seats The following seats on the Young Lawyers Division Board of Governors are open for a two-year term beginning June 24:Seat 1 in the First, Third, and Ninth circuits are available, as well as Seat 3 in the 13th Circuit and Seat 3 in the 15th Circuit.Qualified members of the YLD should send a letter indicating a desire to be considered for a seat to Jamie Billotte Moses, YLD president-elect, by May 15, c/o Austin Newberry, The Florida Bar, 651 E. Jefferson St., Tallahassee 32399-2300.last_img

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Manhasset Crash Leaves Driver Dead

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 35-year-old man died after he crashed his car into a wall in Manhasset on Saturday morning.Nassau County police said the driver of a Nissan Maxima was heading westbound on Northern Boulevard when he lost control of the vehicle, crashed through a community garden and hit the side wall of a auto repair shop  east of East Shore Road at 8:28 a.m.The driver who was pronounced dead at scene.  The victims’ identity was not immediately released.Police said he appeared to have suffered an unknown medical emergency. Third Squad detectives said there appears to be no criminality involved.last_img

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How cross-selling can maximize your auto lending

first_img 14SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Veronica Martinez Ronni Martinez joined SWBC in 1998 and is currently the Vice President of Specialty Auto Products for SWBC’s Financial Institution Group. Prior to joining SWBC, she held positions in … Web: Details If your credit union doesn’t already take advantage of tax season to rev up auto loan promotions, now is a good time to start. According to the IRS, so far, the average tax refund is $3,034, a 3% increase from this time last year. In addition, in 2014 car sales rose between January and February, peaking around May for most manufacturers, according to Edmunds. If your members are in the market for new wheels and have an influx of extra cash, chances are they will turn to you for their auto lending needs.Running a targeted auto lending campaign during tax season is a smart move that could potentially result in increased loans on the books, but you don’t have to stop there! While interest income is typically a big goal for our financial institution clients, additional fee income—combined with the opportunity to increase member loyalty—should be a close second. Cross-selling to your current members should give your sales staff an advantage—those clients have already placed their​ trust in your institution, so they are an obvious market for cross-selling point of sale or complimentary insurance products. We’ve identified three reasons why we believe cross-selling can not only maximize your auto lending strategy, but could potentially be key in the future of your credit union’s success:Increased Member LoyaltyIn a time when the field of competition in the financial service provider arena is fierce—large banks and institutions, pay day lenders, community banks, and even insurance companies—credit unions are in a position where offering a low rate is no longer enough to keep their members. Consumers are looking for true value in their financial service provider. Providing your members with not only a low rate auto loan, but also the option to add products that can protect and insure their auto investment, can save them thousands in the event of a mechanical breakdown, make payments on their loan in the event of a disability or job loss, and much more. You’d be surprised to find out how many consumers don’t know that there could be a shortfall between their insurance payout and their loan in the event of an auto accident.When a tragedy such as an accident occurs, the last thing your member wants to hear is that they still owe thousands of dollars on a vehicle that they can no longer drive. If, instead, you are the bearer of good news—informing them that thanks to the GAP with PowerBuy policy that they purchased from you when they closed on their loan, they not only have their balance paid in full, but also have funds for a down payment on a new vehicle—your credit union will be the hero. These kind of positive interactions lead directly to increased member loyalty.Increased Fee IncomeAs I mentioned earlier, the majority of our clients’ bread and butter most assuredly comes from interest income. However, when providing your members with the option to purchase vehicle protection products that can protect their investment–and in some cases their livelihood–and earn fee income as a byproduct, well, it’s a win-win for everyone. Cross-selling a complimentary insurance or vehicle protection product at the close of every loan will lead to increased fee income and perhaps help keep rates lower for your members, making your auto loan offering more competitive. Not every member will take advantage of the benefits of one (or more) of these products, but some will, and the more well-versed and confident your sales staff gets at selling the advantages of purchasing from you—their trusted financial partner—the higher sales will be, resulting in even more fee income on top of your anticipated auto interest income.Improved ServiceImproving member services goes hand-in-hand with increasing member loyalty. Depending on the culture of your credit union, “selling” or “pushing” products at members may not seem like a way to improve service, but I’d argue that it’s time for a new school of thought. Consider your role as a financial educator and think of it this way: how many of your members would lose their job if their vehicle was totaled and they couldn’t afford to get a new one to back and forth from work? How many of your members might be paying hundreds of dollars more for auto insurance because they didn’t have the option to work with an agent that could shop carriers on their behalf? How many of your members could lose their vehicle and have their credit score ruined if they lost their job or became disabled and could no longer make their vehicle payment? Providing your members with the option to invest in products that could potentially save them from a financial disaster is the epitome of great service.If you’re looking for a way to maximize your auto lending and increase member loyalty, check out GAP with PowerBuy™, the newest GAP product on the market. As the exclusive provider, we give you the ability to provide your members with a product that can not only pay off the balance of their auto loan in the event of a total loss, but also give them up to $5,000 to finance their next vehicle with your credit union. Click here to learn more about GAP with PowerBuy!last_img read more

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