Sneak Peek! Peter Gallagher & Kristin Chenoweth in On the Twentieth Century

first_imgPass the champagne! Peter Gallagher and Kristin Chenoweth are headlining the new Broadway revival of On the Twentieth Century this spring, and we’ve got an adorable first look of the stars (and their mountains of luggage) all dressed up and ready to go. Directed by Scott Ellis, the musical by Cy Coleman, Betty Comden and Adolph Green tells the story of down-and-out Broadway producer Oscar Jaffe (Gallagher), who is struggling to convince his former muse and lover, successful film actress Lily Garland (Chenoweth) to return to Broadway. Check out this Hot Shot of the glamorous twosome, then see On the Twentieth Century at the American Airlines Theatre beginning February 12, 2015! Related Shows View Comments Kristin Chenoweth Show Closed This production ended its run on July 19, 2015 Star Files On The Twentieth Centurylast_img read more

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Replacing “big data” with “usable information” — where it matters most

first_img 28SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Trevor Knott Trevor Knott is a strategic marketing veteran who has spent much of his 20-year career developing marketing and distribution products and services for top-tier banks and suppliers to the banking … Web: www.bsgfinancial.com Details For all of us who have spent a good part of our careers around the long-gathering storm of “big data”, we would be wise to remember the old adage about the difference between “data” and “information”. Data for the sake of data is just data – an often overwhelming series of bits and bytes that can do little to improve (let alone transform) our businesses. When data gets transformed into information, and specifically usable information, it inherently connotes that the bits and bytes have now been organized into insights that can be acted upon for greater customer and corporate benefit.For credit unions, it is precisely at the crossroads of data and information that we have been prone to “analysis paralysis”, perhaps ironically because of the preponderance of data that has long been literally at our fingertips (before most other industries). The data is there, but we may not know how to turn that into knowledge we can use. With some basic analytics, you may be able to tell that your member has two services with your institution, and to know that she only uses one of these two services on a regular basis, but what tools do you have to make a positive impact on this member going forward? Rather than getting overwhelmed by big data and paralyzed by the thought of all the “information” we can produce, why not focus instead on putting usable information into the hands of business line leadership?!Information can be leveraged into making a meaningful impact only when it is paired with the right set of tools in the hands of business line leaders to effect positive change and positive outcomes. Consider again the scenario above, but this time the information is delivered to the business line leaders with the proper companion tools to affect change – so that your bankers not only know that your member has two services (one active, one inactive) but also can offer education and personalized incentives to “activate” the second service, and potentially even offer a third helpful service as well. Your member with a lone checking account and inactive debit card can now learn about the incredible utility and flexibility of their debit card to make payments and everyday purchases, get incented for e-statement trial through cash-back offers, and be introduced to your savings account with auto-transfer from checking. Or how about another member who has multiple active services with your credit union and is an active online banker but still is collecting costly, cumbersome paper statements every month — shouldn’t we put this “information” to use by equipping our bankers to offer him tangible education and incentive to try e-statements?There is a four-step pathway out of the dense forest of big data into the greener pastures of usable information. Too often we have taken just the first step on this pathway, and found ourselves still stuck in the forest. Do some of these questions and frustrations sound familiar?1st : Access YOUR data to transform it into usable information. It’s all there, but how do I get at it and make sense of it?2nd : Design and develop new products and programs to educate and reward your members. New products on our existing core system? Not so easy. And what if we don’t get the design right – we may only have one shot at this!3rd: Effectively launch these products and programs through measurable, targeted marketing. But how do I do this – by running manual promotions out of my desk drawer with duct tape and paper envelopes? There has to be a better way!4th: Measure and iterate improvements. Great in theory; lousy in execution. Any resources I might have had to do this were long gone somewhere between steps 1-3 above!Credit unions – even the largest, best-equipped credit unions – can’t tame the beast of big data into usable information on their own. The questions that arise are too numerous, the resource constraints too great, and the shear doubt caused by prior failed attempts too daunting to go it alone. Yet, to simply turn our backs on the data is to wave a white flag in the faces of much larger and better resourced impersonal financial institution “machines” that dot the landscape on the other side of the forest. And to ignore the data is ultimately irresponsible to our members themselves. They are entrusting us with their data. Shouldn’t we be acting upon it to serve them better?Look to your vendors. Find trusted partners to guide your institution down this pathway. Turn your members’ data into usable information for your bankers. Your members – and your industry – are counting on it.last_img read more

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Your inner game … how is it going?

first_img continue reading » It was brilliant to meet and work with the leaders who participated in CEO/Executive Team Network last November.I wanted to take a minute to remind participants—and to share with CUES members who couldn’t attend—all we covered in the closing keynote, “The Inner Game of Executive Leadership,” and to check in on their inner game and see how they are doing.1. Remember: You Are a Success.You have reached the pinnacle of success. You are a leader of a value-based organization that serves thousands, no doubt positively impacting many more people in the communities and businesses in which you operate. Well done!It is extremely important to your future leadership impact and success that you really accept this acknowledgment. Why? ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Arsenal head of football Raul Sanllehi visited the dressing room after dreadful draw with Southampton

first_imgUnai Emery is struggling for results as Arsenal manager (Picture: REUTERS)The pressure on Arsenal manager Unai Emery was ramped up on Saturday when head of football, Raul Sanllehi, visited the team’s dressing room after the below-par draw with Southampton at the Emirates.The Gunners scraped a 2-2 draw with the relegation-threatened Saints thanks to a 96th minute Alexandre Lacazette goal after conceding 21 shots on their goal.The result made it six games without a win for Emery’s side in all competitions and eighth in the Premier League, eight points off the top four.Such was the poor nature of the performance and the result, that Sanllehi took it upon himself to come into the dressing room after the game, reports the Times.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTThe head of football held a meeting two weeks ago at the Emirates in which he explained that performances had not been good enough, and his appearance in the dressing room will have heaped more pressure on the struggling Emery. Comment Arsenal head of football Raul Sanllehi visited the dressing room after dreadful draw with Southampton Advertisement Raul Sanllehi (L) is thought to be considering Emery’s future (Picture: Getty Images)Emery’s future was always going to be up for discussion in the summer as he entered the final year of his three-year contract, but these woeful performances may force the hand of the Arsenal hierarchy.The Gunners are reportedly considering Mikel Arteta and Max Allegri as possible successors to the Spaniard, and will move to sack Emery and appoint one of them before the end of the season unless results improve.Arsenal’s next four games are all winnable, but that makes them all the more high-pressure for Emery as they will be expected to pick up maximum points Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League, followed by Norwich, Brighton and West Ham in the Premier League.Continued failure in terms of results and performances over these four games could see the Arsenal boss sacked comfortably before Christmas.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityArteta and Allegri were both interviewed for the Arsenal job in the summer of 2018 when Emery took over and the Gunners are clearly regretting their decision.Former Gunners midfielder Arteta is working as an assistant coach to Pep Guardiola at Manchester City, although the Premier League champions have said they will not stand in his way if he wants to take the top job at the Emirates.Allegri is out of work since leaving Juventus at the end of last season and has regularly been linked with a move to the Premier League, having been learning English for some time.Arsenal host Frankfurt on Thursday and in their current form, with Frankfurt fans banned from the trip for disturbances in a previous Europa League fixture, there are concerns that there could be the lowest attendance in Emirates history.MORE: ‘The problem is the coach’ – Arsenal players turn on Unai Emery after Southampton drawMORE: Robert Pires makes damning claim about Arsenal under Unai Emery Metro Sport ReporterMonday 25 Nov 2019 7:45 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link771Shares Advertisementlast_img read more

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Hill calls for US collaboration to avoid ‘devastating’ clearing house collapse

first_img“So Europe and the US need to cooperate at an early stage and decide together how the risks of a failing CCP could be tackled safely.”Hill said during his confirmation hearings that one of his goals would be to tackle the ‘too big to fail’ risk of CCPs, pledging that a resolution framework would be published in 2015.Pension investors are currently exempt from central clearing as demanded by the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) and were recently offered a further two-year exemption by the European Commission, as the executive decided there were still too many hurdles facing the sector to be able to clear trades.The commissioner also sought to assuage fears that closer cooperation, as part of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), would undermine the overhaul of financial regulation implemented by the US with the Dodd-Frank Act.“But we do think it makes sense to do what we can to make our rules compatible,” Hill said, “so that global businesses can operate more easily, and so that we have a larger and more efficient market, which should allow businesses to finance the rest of the economy more easily, thereby helping create jobs and boost growth.”Hill’s intervention came days before the general court ruling found in favour of a complaint by the UK and Sweden that argued it was discriminatory to require CCPs clearing euro-denominated trades to be based in a euro-zone member state. The court said the European Central Bank (ECB) had no right to limit the locations as part of the 2011 Eurosystem Oversight Policy Framework, despite its concerns “malfunctioning” CCPs outside of the euro-zone could destabilise the single currency. Ruling T-496/11 further found that, under the founding statues governing the ECB’s activities, it only had the ability to adopt regulations on CCPs, “rather than granting it an autonomous regulatory competence in respect of all clearing systems”.As a result, the court annulled the ECB’s framework in regards to CCPs.,WebsitesWe are not responsible for the content of external sitesLink to General Court ruling on ECB regulation of CCPs The European Commission must work collaboratively with the US to draw up a resolution framework for central clearing counterparties (CCPs), Jonathan Hill has urged.The commissioner for financial stability’s recommendation came days before the General Court of the European Union, part of the European Court of Justice, ruled that CCPs clearing euro-denominated trades did not need to be based in a country that was part of the single currency. Speaking at a conference in New York, Hill noted that an estimated $570trn (€509trn) in risk being cleared was “centralised in a handful of global CCPs”.“If one of these were to fail, the consequences could be devastating, and would be felt worldwide,” he said.last_img read more

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Bluegrass Version Of Safe Auto Jingle Ranked Number Two

first_imgThe St. Leon band is currently in the two spot in the Safe Auto Do the Jingle Contest.There is just over a week remaining in a competition that has a St. Leon bluegrass band ranked in the two spot.My Brothers Keeper is hoping to continue getting votes in the Safe Auto Jingle Competition. The winning act will receive $5,000 and a chance to appear in a future advertising campaign.The St. Leon band teamed up with an independent artist Brittany Gillstrap for the competition, so their submission is listed as Brittany and the Brothers on the website.As of Tuesday morning, the band has over 280,000 votes and growing. The competition ends Friday, Feb. 28.To view the band’s submission click http://dothejingle.safeauto.com/Top20 and scroll to find “Brittany and the Brothers.”My Brothers Keeper, Brittany Gillstrap and Those Lazy Cabineers of Decatur County performed at the Gibson Theatre in Batesville on Sat., Feb. 15.The St. Leon band will also perform at the Happy Valley Bluegrass Festival in Franklin County in June.last_img read more

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Clarke plays down Chelsea connection

first_imgWest Brom head coach Steve Clarke insists it is too early to start touting him as a possible successor to interim Chelsea manager Rafael Benitez this summer. He added: “Listen, you’ve hit me with a question that has come out of left field because I haven’t even thought about it. I’m not even a year into the job here. Up to now it has been a great season and I haven’t looked anywhere beyond that. “If you are asking me if I want to manage a top team in the future? Of course I do. If you don’t have that ambition to further and better yourself then you shouldn’t be in the game. But it’s not for now. “The dream for me is we go to Chelsea and play as well as we can and get another three points. “I cannot look so far ahead. It’s not my nature. You guys should know that by now.” Clarke went on: “The connection with Chelsea is inevitable. I can’t do anything about the connection. “Chelsea is a big part of me, I spent 20 years there out of nearly 50 in my life. “It’s a good club, good players, good team, always challenging for trophies and beyond that I don’t see anything else.” But Clarke, who spent nearly 20 years at Stamford Bridge as player and coach, concedes it is his ambition to manage “a big club” at some stage of his career. Clarke said: “I think it’s too early to start connecting me with Chelsea. There are a lot of managers that are out there who have a better case than me. Wherever I am on the bookmakers list is a good indication and I’m sure I’m not in the list at 50-1 even!” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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Brendan Galloway signs new deal with Everton

first_img Press Association The 19-year-old full-back was handed his chance at first-team level at the end of last season following injuries to Leighton Baines and Bryan Oviedo and has not looked back. Galloway, who has made 16 appearances this season, told the club’s official website: “I’m really happy to commit my future here. “This is a club that has got so much young talent and is moving forward. It’s great to be able to commit to being a part of that. “My family came up to watch me sign so it was nice to have them around. They have been with me all the way.” The Zimbabwe-born player began his career with MK Dons before joining Everton in August 2014 on a five-year deal. Toffees boss Roberto Martinez said: “Brendan arrived at the football club with a very clear development path in front of him but the reality is that he has surpassed that. “Then he joined the first team environment and he has developed into an important player and a very good performer. At Everton we will always reward those who deserve it. “This is another step forward. He is still a young man but one with a fantastic personality. This is a day for him to celebrate with his family, but also one for everyone connected with Everton to recognise a young man who has come through and done so well.” Galloway, who has also been called up by England Under-21s this season, is likely to start again against Norwich on Saturday but faces a battle to hold onto his place with Baines now fit again. center_img Defender Brendan Galloway has been rewarded for his impressive displays for Everton with a new contract until June 2020.last_img read more

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Kipruto, Fikadu win 2019 Hainan Danzhou International Marathon

first_imgHaikou: Kenya’s KemboiI Ezekiel Kipruto and Ethiopia’s Meskerem Tesfaye Fikadu on Sunday claimed the men’s and women’s titles, respectively, in the 2019 Hainan Danzhou International Marathon at Danzhou city in southern China’s island province of Hainan.Kipruto finished at 2:19:51, beating Ethiopia’s Tsega Firew Bazie and Kenya’s Keiyo Samson Kipchirchir in the men’s group.Fikadu was crowned the women’s champion with a winning time of 2:51:03, followed by the Chinese Niu Lihua in 2:52:10, reports Xinhua news agency.Inaugurated in 2010, the Hainan Danzhou International Marathon featured three races this year: marathon, half marathon, and mini-marathon (5km). About 18,000 runners from home and abroad took part in the event.A torch relay was held before the race on Saturday as Danzhou became the first city in China to receive the flame from Marathon, Greece. IANSAlso Read: UN climate summit: COP25 find climate action consensus after marathon talksAlso Watch: Women bodies protest against CAA-2019 in Biswanathlast_img read more

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N. Colorado looks to extend streak vs Idaho

first_img February 26, 2020 VETERAN PRESENCE: Senior leadership could play a big role in this game’s outcome. Jonah Radebaugh, Kai Edwards and Trent Harris have combined to score 49 percent of Northern Colorado’s points this season and 55 percent of the team’s points over its last five games. For Idaho, Trevon Allen, Marquell Fraser and Quinton Forrest have collectively accounted for 47 percent of the team’s total scoring, including 52 percent of all Vandals points over their last five.CREATING OFFENSE: Radebaugh has been directly responsible for 52 percent of all Northern Colorado field goals over the last three games. The senior guard has 27 field goals and 20 assists in those games.WINLESS WHEN: Idaho is 0-13 when scoring fewer than 65 points and 7-7 when scoring at least 65.PERFECT WHEN: Northern Colorado is a perfect 11-0 when it holds an opponent to 61 points or fewer. The Bears are 8-8 when opponents score more than 61 points.DID YOU KNOW: The Northern Colorado offense has recorded a turnover on only 15.6 percent of its possessions, which is the 10th-lowest rate in the country. The Idaho defense has forced opposing teams to turn the ball over on just 17.1 percent of all possessions (ranked 305th among Division I teams). Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditIdaho (7-20, 3-13) vs. Northern Colorado (19-8, 12-4)Bank of Colorado Arena, Greeley, Colorado; Thursday, 9 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Northern Colorado looks for its sixth straight win in the head-to-head series over Idaho. In its last five wins against the Vandals, Northern Colorado has won by an average of 15 points. Idaho’s last win in the series came on Feb. 9, 2017, an 88-76 victory. Associated Press center_img ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com N. Colorado looks to extend streak vs Idaholast_img read more

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