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Odds & Ends: Twilight’s Robert Pattinson Eyeing London for His Play & More

first_img West End Will See The Kinks’ Sunny Afternoon The previously reported Kinks musical, Sunny Afternoon, which had an acclaimed run this spring at London’s Hampstead Theatre, will transfer to the West End in the fall. According to the U.K.’s Daily Mail, the show will begin performances at the Harold Pinter Theatre in late September. View Comments Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Robert Pattinson’s Writing a Play, Eyeing London Run Twilight’s Robert Pattinson is penning a play. That’s right. A play. For the stage. Breathe, twihards. “I’m trying to write a play, which I’ve been trying to do for ages,” the former vampire told MTV. “I think maybe in the next year, I’d like to direct it. Probably in London, but I’m not sure yet.” He’d also “100 percent” like to star in it. No word yet on what the show’s about, although KStew may be worrying that she’s given RPatz plenty of inspiration.center_img The Normal Heart & B’way Vets Win Big at Critics’ Choice Awards The Critics’ Choice Awards took place on June 19 and Broadway had reason to celebrate. The screen adaptation of Larry Kramer’s Tony-winning play The Normal Heart took home the Best Movie prize, while Matt Bomer picked up Best Supporting Actor in a Movie or Mini-Series for his performance in the film and its director, Glee’s Ryan Murphy, collected the Genius Award. Orange Is The New Black was one of the night’s big winners and Great White Way alum Uzo Aduba (Godspell) won Best Guest Performer for her performance in the Comedy Series. Broadway vets Allison Janney and Jessica Lange also picked up prizes. Congrats to all!last_img read more

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Odds & Ends: Laura Benanti Will Guest Star on Nashville & More

first_img Star Files View Comments Saved by the Bell’s Dustin Diamond is Starring in Bayside! The Musical! Dustin Diamond, who played Screech in the classic kids TV series Saved by the Bell, has joined forces with National Lampoon for Bayside! The Musical!. Of course he has. The unauthorized parody will have an expanded off-Broadway schedule from August 27 and is currently set to play through December 2014 at Theatre 80. We’re fishing out our stone-washed jeans in celebration. Laura Benanti David Mixner’s Oh Hell No! to Play at New World Stages Political activist and author David Mixner will premiere his theatrical tell-all, Oh Hell No!, in a special one-night-only event on October 27 at New World Stages. Directed by Stephen Brackett, the evening of story and song will feature the voices of Chris Bolan, Megan Osterhaus and Tim Jerome, and will benefit the Point Foundation.  Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Tony Winner Laura Benanti Will Guest Star on Nashville Broadway favorite Laura Benanti will appear on multiple episodes of the upcoming third season of Nashville. According to Deadline, the Tony winner will play Sadie Stone, a country artist whose star is on the rise in the ABC drama. From a glamorous Austrian Baroness to a Tennessee crooner, is there nothing that our top tweeter can’t do?last_img read more

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Protect your transaction information and gain efficiencies with blockchain

first_imgIn the world of financial technology, things can move quickly, and keeping up with the latest trends and activities can be a monumental task. One of the latest and most promising industry trends is the use of blockchain, a shared digital ledger of transactions.What is blockchain?Blockchain first came to recognition as the foundation of the cryptocurrency bitcoin. Bitcoin uses blockchain to structure, verify, and keep track of all bitcoin data. Blockchain is made up of blocks of transactions chained together and shared with the entire network. In the credit union world, the blocks are essentially transaction statements, chained in chronological order and visible to all participants in that banking system. A blockchain serves as a full digital ledger of all transactions.Blockchain securityWhile blockchain may be used to assist and increase efficiencies in a number of industries, blockchain’s tamper-proof security offers huge advantages to credit unions in particular. Due to blockchain’s cryptography, data validation requirements, and time stamps, it’s next to impossible to manipulate data in a blockchain. Data entered in a block cannot be changed, and transactions cannot be reversed. When blocks are added to the chain, another layer of security makes it even more unlikely anybody could disrupt any portion of the data. Here’s how blockchain keeps financial information safe:Blockchain distributes information on a need-to-know basis. Detailed financial information is available only to the parties involved in a specific transaction.General ledger information about every transaction is available to the entire network, providing transparency and the opportunity for all network members to verify that transactions are handled correctly. Each network participant is able to change its own data only; since no member is able to change the overall ledger, all participants enjoy the highest level of security.How credit unions can use blockchainThere are a number of potential uses for blockchain technology in credit unions:Credit unions could realize substantial savings in staff hours, audits, and document storage requirements by using blockchain’s digital ledger in place of their own transaction records.Blockchain could be used to make retail payments and payments between countries faster, more efficient, and more secure.Blockchain’s ledger and detailed transaction data could be used to verify the sale and purchase of securities.The future of blockchain in credit unionsIf you’re investigating blockchain or considering using blockchain technology in your credit union, you’re in good company. According to a report by IBM, 15% of banks expect to use blockchain commercially this year. Blockchain may provide a smart way to cut costs while retaining the records required in the highly regulated credit unions world. In a study of eight top world banks, Accenture suggested that blockchain may help banks cut operational costs by 30%! For additional information on the current state of payments and regulations, download our new ebook, Meeting Consumer Self-Serve Payment Demand. 47SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Brad Young As COO of The Financial Institution Group’s AutoPilot® Services, Brad Young manages and consults on all aspects of SWBC’s suite of risk and account management services, including collections, … Web: www.swbc.com Detailslast_img read more

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Mastic Woman Charged With Fatal DWI Crash

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Mastic woman was arrested for allegedly driving drunk after she was involved in a three-car crash that killed a 35-year-old man in Brookhaven early Sunday morning, Suffolk County police said.Orlando Heinecker of Bellport was driving a Suburban eastbound on Montauk Highway when he lost control and struck two westbound vehicles–a Jeep driven by Kimberly Michiels and a Ford Focus, driven by Sarah Skidmore at 1:19 a.m., police said.Heinecker, who was ejected from the vehicle, was pronounced dead at the scene.Michiels, 35, was treated for minor injuries at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue. Her passenger, 42-year-old Andrea Smith of East Setauket, and Skidmore, 29, of Mastic Beach, were both treated at the same hospital and released.Michiels was charged with driving while intoxicated. She will be arraigned Sunday at First District Court in Central Islip.Vehicular Crime Unit detectives impounded the three vehicles, are continuing the investigation and ask anyone who may have witnessed this crash to call them at 631-852-6555.last_img read more

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Fan cutouts available for purchase for Binghamton hoops

first_imgThe America East will not allow spectators at competition through January 1. It will be reevaluated as the season gets underway. VESTAL (WBNG) — With basketball season approaching, Binghamton Athletics will offer fans the opportunity to purchase cardboard cutouts to be placed in the Events Center crowd during the season. Cutouts can be purchased at this link for $75. Binghamton’s home opener for conference play is December 19. If an order is made after that date, cutouts will be in place for the following game. Binghamton games will be broadcast on ESPN+ or ESPN 3. Cutouts will be placed in sections (101, 102, 103) that will be visible on TV.last_img read more

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Governor Wolf Applauds Approval of Oil and Gas Regulations after Bi-partisan Agreement Reached with Legislature

first_imgGovernor Wolf Applauds Approval of Oil and Gas Regulations after Bi-partisan Agreement Reached with Legislature June 15, 2016 Environment,  Government That Works,  Press Release,  Public Health,  Results Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today applauded the legislature’s approval of the unconventional Chapter 78a Environmental Protection Performance Standards at oil and gas well sites. This follows several weeks of work between the Wolf Administration and the legislature that culminated in a bi-partisan agreement that will modernize and strengthen environmental protections at oil and gas sites in Pennsylvania. The Office of the Attorney General will now review the regulations. The governor also announced that his administration will work with the legislature to draft conventional Chapter 78 regulations to which all sides can agree.“I am pleased to have reached bi-partisan agreement with the legislature on the unconventional oil and gas regulations, which will better protect the health of our environment and our residents,” said Governor Wolf. “These new safeguards further my goal of improving the protection of water and public resources, as well as public health and safety, and also address landowner concerns, enhance transparency, and improve data management. These regulations have been under development for more than five years, through three separate administrations and have benefited from an unprecedented process of engagement and public participation. I would like to thank both Democrats and Republicans for working together with me, and for the commitment both sides showed to ensuring our environment and our people are safe.”These regulations aim to assure the protection of public health, safety, and the environment, and were developed after extensive engagement with the industry and unprecedented public participation including:20 Advisory Board and Committee meetings.2 public comment periods.135 days of public comment opportunity.12 public hearings.Nearly 28,000 comments received.Since taking office, Governor Wolf has fought for stronger environmental protections and taken measures to fight climate change. Governor Wolf announced a nation-leading strategy to reduce emissions of methane, a greenhouse gas that contributes to climate change and has been implicated in health risks, and he previously signed an executive order reinstating a moratorium on new leases for oil and gas development in state parks and forests.# # #Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolfcenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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PSA Marine Tugs to Assist Ships at LNG Terminal in Bangladesh

first_imgTowage operator PSA Marine Bangladesh, a subsidiary of PSA Marine, is to provide support services to LNG ships calling at Summit LNG FSRU Terminal in Bangladesh. The company has been awarded a 15-year contract from Summit LNG Terminal, part of Summit Power International (SPI).Under the deal, PSA Marine Bangladesh will provide berthing, mooring, pilot and personnel transfer services with its three escort tugboats, one fast crew boat and one offshore supply vessel.Together with Summit LNG, PSA Marine Bangladesh targets to commence operations in early 2019.“Bangladesh requires 15 million tons of LNG and Summit will provide infrastructure for that. For our first project of LNG, we are pleased to bring on board PSA Marine … to support our venture to develop region’s fast growing LNG market,” Muhammed Aziz Khan, Chairman of SPI, said.In 2017, Summit LNG has received a concession from Petrobangla, Bangladesh’s state-owned company, to develop a floating LNG terminal facility comprising of a storage and regasification unit connected to shore by a six-kilometer subsea pipeline. This project is part of SPI’s USD 1 billion investment program to deliver 1,000 MW of power and gas in Bangladesh.PSA Marine has been providing towage services to Singapore LNG terminal in Jurong Island and the Oman LNG terminal at Sur. The company owns and operates more than 60 tugs.last_img read more

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MAN: The Only Way Forward Is to Go with Gaseous Fuels

first_imgThe biggest challenge from the impending sulphur cap regulation and the industry’s decarbonization ambitions for engine makers is the decision on which fuel will be used, according to Wayne Jones OBE, Chief Sales Officer and Member of the Executive Board of MAN Energy Solution.Speaking at the 4th annual Naftemporiki Shipping Conference, held in Athens on October 3, 2018, Jones said that the issue of the fuel choice is a question of picking a fuel that doesn’t only meet the regulations of today, but those of tomorrow as well.“What will everyone use in the future or will there be a myriad of fuels? For me, the only way forward is to go with gaseous fuels – and the infrastructure will follow in due course,” Jones said.“MAN Energy Solutions believes fully in its technology, to the extent that we pledge to subsidize the first 10 shipowners that convert their engines to LNG or a gas-derived fuel – up to a cumulative total of EUR 2 million – because I think someone has to stimulate the industry to think more holistically and long-term.”The company believes that it is time for the maritime industry to find clean, decarbonized solutions for seaborne trade and transportation. The best way of doing so, according to MAN, is to establish natural gases as the fuels of choice in global shipping.The company strongly promotes a global ‘turn to gas’, driven by the IMO, and a common approach by the shipping industry and politics to invest in infrastructure development and retrofits.MAN Energy Solutions’ entire portfolio of dual-fuel engines, all running on clean fuels such as LNG and LPG, has secured almost 400 projects in total so far, the company said.last_img read more

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Barnes blasts ‘unconscious bias against black managers in football’

first_imgLiverpool legend, John Barnes, believes there still exists a significant problem in football about the treatment of black managers in football. Loading… Earlier this week and in light of the Black Lives Matter movement, Raheem Sterling claimed racism is “the only disease right now”. The Manchester City star also questioned the number of opportunities afforded to BAME managers in the game, using Sol Campbell and Ashley Cole as examples. Sterling argued they had not been offered the same chance as their peers Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard. Now Barnes has shared his thoughts on the unconscious bias that surrounds black managers football. He believes there is a stigma that is more damaging to the game than the obvious racism from supporters that we see in the terraces. “I managed at Celtic in 1999 and Tranmere in 2008, nothing has changed in that time,” Barnes told BonusCodeBets. “We’re just pretending this is just something new, that black managers can’t get jobs. Nothing has changed. I don’t think, as a society, we have changed our perception as to whether a black manager is capable of being a good manager, we must change it in society. “Here’s a question. Can a black man make a good manager? That question in itself is a racist question, I’ll tell you why, because it presupposes that there’s a possibility that a black man can’t be a good manager, because he is black. When people answer that question, a lot of people say ‘Well, I don’t know.’ ‘I don’t know’ is a racist answer. Because if I ask somebody, ‘Can a man jump out of a plane without a parachute, and fly?’ The answer is no, because he knows 100% that he can’t. If he said, ‘I don’t know’. He in his mind would think, yes, there’s a possibility that he would fly but he can’t, so he would say ‘I don’t know’. read also:Barnes, Vardy doubles put Iheanacho’s Leicester back on track “So, with ‘I don’t know’, it means that in your own mind, you think there’s a possibility, that a black man cannot be a good manager because he is black. And that’s a problem. Society isn’t sure, which then shows that they do have a perception in their mind, that it is a possibility a black man could not be a good manager. So that’s obviously racist. “But it shows the unconscious bias that people have, that stops not just black managers, but black people getting on in life. The unconscious bias affects not just black people negatively, it also affects women. Can a woman be a good manager, we don’t know? Can a gay person fight in a war, we’re not sure? Why aren’t we sure? “It then shows that we have a bias in relation to whether we believe they can do that job. And it’s not just the real racist, who have that opinion, the most articulate opinion, and that is the biggest problem in football. Not the obvious racists or the obvious racism towards black players or black managers, it’s everybody. “ FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentSome Impressive And Almost Shocking Robots That Exist5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?8 Amazing Facts About Ancient EgyptThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtWhat Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There?Top 10 Enemies Turned Friends In TVlast_img read more

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Etebo in a joyous mood after moving to Galatasaray

first_imgOghenekaro Etebo has expressed his delight after joining Galatasaray from Championship side Stoke City on a season-long loan. The Turkish Super Lig giants announced the signing of the Super Eagles star from the Bet365 Stadium outfit on Wednesday. “We welcome Oghenekaro Etebo to our club and wish him a successful season in the Galatasaray jersey.” Etebo is delighted to team up with the Turkish side and has appreciated those involved in the success of the transfer. “I am excited to announce my arrival at Galatasaray, I am looking forward to this amazing opportunity and I am happy to be part of such a historic club,” Etebo tweeted. “Thank you to everyone at Stoke City and thank you to the DW Sports management team.” Etebo started his career with Lord Honour FC youth team and then joined Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) side Warri Wolves in 2012 where he spent three years before leaving for Europe. read also:Super Eagles midfielder Etebo agrees deal to join Galatasaray The midfielder teamed up with Portuguese club Feirense in 2016 and made 45 league appearances for the side before he signed for Stoke City in 2018. Etebo featured for the Nigeria U23 team and played a significant role as the West Africans clinched a bronze medal in the 2016 Olympic Games. The 24-year-old made his Super Eagles debut against Ivory Coast in July 2013 and has since featured 35 times for the side. Etebo featured for Nigeria at the 2018 World Cup in Russia and was part of Gernot Rohr’s side that finished third at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Etebo will now continue his development with the 22-time Turkish Super Lig champions until the end of the season after successful medicals. “Galatasaray Sportif AS informed the public that an agreement was reached for the loan transfer of professional football player Oghenekaro Etebo until the end of the season,” read a statement from the club website.center_img The midfielder has been with the Potters since the summer of 2018 when he joined the club from the Portuguese side Feirense. The 24-year-old made 45 Championship appearances for Stoke before heading on loan to La Liga side Getafe in January. The Nigeria international contributed as the Coliseum Alfonso Perez outfit finished eighth in the Spanish top-flight in the last campaign. Promoted Content14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World6 Amazing Shows From The 90s That Need A Reboot Right NowBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemHere Are The Top 10 Tiniest Mobile Phones On The Planet!8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthBest Car Manufacturers In The World5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks10 Gorgeous Bollywood Divas Who Earn A LotYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market Value27 Breathtakingly Beautiful Albino Animalslast_img read more