View Comments The Harvey Weinstein produced tuner overhauled its entire creative team in 2013, bringing on board A.R.T artistic director Diane Paulus, composer Gary Barlow and playwright James Graham. Brian d’Arcy James and Kelly (Mary Poppins) led a workshop of the show last August, which also starred Jason Alexander (Seinfeld) and Kathleen Chalfant (Wit), retaining three of the original songs composed by former songwriting team Scott Frankel and Michael Korie (Grey Gardens). Star Files Paulus, a 2013 Tony Award winner, previously premiered her last two Tony-winning musical revivals (Porgy and Bess and Pippin) at A.R.T. Morrison received a Tony nod for originating the role of Fabrizio in The Light at the Piazza. He also appeared in the Broadway productions of South Pacific, Hairspray, A Naked Girl on the Appian Way, Footloose and The Rocky Horror Show. Since leaving the Great White Way, Morrison has starred on the FOX hit Glee as the team’s coach Will Schuester (Emmy nomination). Brian d’Arcy James Finding Neverland follows the story of Barrie (Morrison) and his relationship with the family of widow Sylvia Llewelyn Davies (Kelly). Llewelyn Davies’ children eventually became Barrie’s inspiration to write Peter Pan. Laura Michelle Kelly Finding Neverland made its world premiere at Leicester’s Curve Theatre in September 2012 after canceling its fall 2011 debut at La Jolla Playhouse. That production featured direction by Rob Ashford, musical by Frankel and Korie and a book by the film’s screenwriter Allan Knee. At the time, the show was aiming for a West End run in 2013, but after mixed reviews and backstage turmoil, the production sought a new creative team and a complete overhaul. Tony nominee and Glee star Matthew Morrison is to star in an industry-only workshop of Finding Neverland in New York in late March. According to the New York Times, Morrison is also in talks about headlining the musical at Boston’s American Repertory Theater in late summer before a potential West End or Broadway transfer. The Daily Mail reports that he will play opposite Main Stem vet Laura Michelle Kelly. Matthew Morrison
The Subregional Workshop on the Fight against Terrorism Financing: Major Current Risks, of which Uruguay is the host, has begun. The event is organized by the Inter-American Committee against Terrorism (CICTE), part of the Organization of American States, with the collaboration of the Defense Ministry. Our president’s general secretary for anti-money laundering activities, Carlos Díaz, the executive secretary of the South American Financial Action Task Force (Grupo de Acción Financiera de Sudamérica, GAFISUD), Alejandro Montesdeoca, the OAS representative in Uruguay, Ambassador John Biehl de Río, and the undersecretary of the Defense Ministry, Dr. Jorge Menéndez, attended the opening ceremony. The undersecretary of the Defense Ministry, Dr. Jorge Menéndez, declared that this event addresses the fight against terrorism financing and current risks, and he said that this topic is of fundamental importance for the world, the region, and our country in particular. He added that this course will fundamentally make a significant contribution by strengthening the individual capabilities of the participants, who are representing agencies to which they will bring back what they learn, and he affirmed that this is definitely a way of strengthening the region’s capabilities in response to this plague. At the same time, he highlighted the possibility of establishing and strengthening relationships between countries and institutions, with the mechanisms that exist in the region to address this topic. The OAS representative in Uruguay, Ambassador John Biehl de Río, thanked the Uruguayan Government for its support and readiness to hold this workshop. Ambassador Biehl de Río indicated that the fight against terrorism is taking place on fundamental terrain, not only for citizen security, but also for strengthening democracy. He affirmed that the chief enemy of dialogue, a democrat’s fundamental weapon, will always be the fanaticism that leads to terrorist actions, and that our quality of life may be affected if everyone does not play a role in this fight. This event was organized by the Secretariat of the Inter-American Committee against Terrorism and the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (OAS/SMS/CICTE and CICAD), the UN Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED), the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC/TPB), and the Executive Secretariat of GAFISUD, under the sponsorship of the Uruguayan Government. Delegations from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Paraguay and representatives from our country, in different areas such as specialized courts, national public prosecutors’ offices, specialized police, customs police, border police, and intelligence units, are participating in the course. By Dialogo September 08, 2011
As 2017 is drawing to a close and the new year is ushered in, the successful strategist is already aware of and planning for the newest fintech and marketing trends that are predicted to influence the 2018 financial scene. In 2017, much of the discussion was centered on satisfying the increasing demands of the mobile user, especially Millennials, and keeping on pace with the latest in banking technologies. Social media proved to be an important avenue to reach new audiences, and marketing became more targeted based on the information gathered through these platforms. In the upcoming year, much of the conversation is predicted to be focused on member-driven needs and increasing member reach. Social Media’s role in the marketplace will continue to expand, looking to capture the attention of the Xennials. The well-prepared strategist is taking all these trends into account and has a core processing system in place that can not only gather and process member data for personalized marketing, but also allows for the integration of new technology through open architecture.The usage of social media as a marketing vehicle is proving to be an increasingly effective tool. In 2017 it was reported that over 81% of the U.S. population had a social media profile, making it a marketing rich resource with high potential for finding new members and a reach too influential to ignore. Instagram, for example, has 2 millionmonthly advertisers as of 2017, and 80% of users follow at least one business. Snapchat continues to dominate younger generation’s social media use, popular with teens and young adults, with over 100M active users and 10 billion mobile videos played per day. continue reading » 21SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
Festival organizers released a statement on Facebook saying the festival is canceled due to the severity of the coronavirus in New York State. ENDICOTT (WBNG) — On Tuesday, the Endicott Apple Festival announced this year’s Applefest has been canceled. They say the health and safety of everyone is their priority. They announced the date for 2021 is set for Saturday, September 18. This year’s fair was supposed to take place on September 19.
– Advertisement – Spelling added that she’s confident that David and Donna are going strong in 2020. “They have a gaggle of kids. Oh, that’s my real life,” she quipped to Us. “I mean between the two of us, Brian and I have a lot of kids so yeah, I think Donna and David would have a lot of kids and be happily married.”Garth, however, doesn’t like to pick between Kelly’s love interests Brandon and Dylan. “I think maybe she would be on her own by now,” she told Us. “She would definitely choose herself again.”During the premiere episode of “9021OMG,” however, Garth couldn’t help but gush about Priestley. “I’d never really seen anybody like that, I don’t think. He’s a cutie,” she quipped.Scroll through for everything we’ve learned about the ’90s show — so far: It’s time to pull up a stool at the Peach Pit and start spilling the tea! Tori Spelling and Jennie Garth are dishing on all the scoop about Beverly Hills, 90210 on their “9021OMG” podcast.Spelling and Garth, who played Donna Martin and Kelly Taylor, respectively, for all 10 seasons of the ’90s drama, dropped their first episode on November 9, 2020. On their show, the two actresses will be watching all 293 episodes of Beverly Hills, 90210, for the first time since the 2000 series finale.- Advertisement – “It’ll be fun to start from the very beginning, the pilot episode,” Garth, who claimed she remembers less than “90 percent” of the show, told Us Weekly before the premiere episode dropped. “And you know, we’ve got like 10 years’ worth of episodes to work through, that’s gonna be a while.”Spelling added, “We have everything that happened off camera as well that we’ll get into fun details. That’s the cool perspective, people got to see us on camera, but we were actually, you know, friends in real life behind-the-scenes. So, it’ll be cool to kind of merge those worlds and let [our fans] in on it.”Beverly Hills, 90210 also starred starred Shannen Doherty (Brenda Walsh), Jason Priestley (Brandon Walsh), Brian Austin Green (David Silver), Ian Ziering (Steve Sanders), Luke Perry (Dylan McKay) and Gabrielle Carteris (Andrea Zuckerman)- Advertisement – Garth and Spelling told Us that they hope to reconnect with their former castmates and 90210’s famous guest stars on their podcast.“There’s so many people that have gone on to be like uber-famous that you know, were on this show, so we would love to kind of get them back on,” the True Tori alum told Us. “Jen and I had so many boyfriends on that show over the years. We want to have all our boyfriends on.”- Advertisement –
Terme Jezerčica has announced a new investment worth a total of HRK 48 million, which will include the construction of a camp, the expansion of the Hotel and a water park, restaurant and wellness center.Terme Jezerčica currently has 5 indoor and 3 outdoor pools, the hotel has more than 29.000 overnight stays. The hotel has 72 full-time employees and is constantly looking for a new workforce to increase its workload. Also, the occupancy of the Hotel Terme Jezerčica in the first month is over 93%, and at the annual level more than 80%, which is certainly an impressive result when we know that it is about continental Croatia. “The results that we have been achieving in the field of tourism for the last four years in the Krapina-Zagorje County and the expression of the interests of our regular guests show that this is the best time for such investments. Data on hotel occupancy show that we deal with tourism here 365 days a year and that the ideal time is for both the Ministry of Tourism and the Croatian Tourist Board to realize that part of the funds for tourism promotion, which is directed to the Adriatic, should be transferred to continental tourism. greater capacity to expand and increase capacity, as well as the necessary infrastructure to monitor investment”Said Željko Kolar, Krapina-Zagorje County Prefect, and especially pointed out the planned camp as a necessary tourist content for the Krapina-Zagorje County and stressed the importance of the fact that these investments worth a total of 48 million kuna will work a domestic contractor.The owner of Terme Jezerčica Dubravka Lekić recalled the beginning of Terme Jezerčica about twenty years ago “We started from a completely devastated facility that we bought in 1997 and we are very glad that today Terme Jezerčica is one of those in Croatia that shows that honest work can develop normally and achieve good results.”Said Dubravka Lekić.View that sells / Photo: Terme Jezerčica”We are in constant overbooking and need to increase capacity”Pointed out the director of Terme Jezerčica Elvis Pavleković, who also announced the planned investments. A camp with a capacity of 30 camping pitches and 15 mobile homes is planned on an area of 16.000 m2. The value of the investment is 8 million kuna, and the planned opening of the camp is on May 1, 2018.Upgrading and expansion of the central restaurant, main entrance with reception, expansion of the wellness center and construction of a new outdoor park with another pool and attractions, the investment is worth 58 million kuna, while part is planned to be completed by the swimming season and part by autumn this year .Also, as part of the total investment, there is an extension of the hotel for another 66 rooms, so that Terme Jezerčica would have a total of 106 rooms. The value of the hotel upgrade investment is 35 million kuna, the building permit has been renewed and the approval of the tender from the structural funds is currently awaited.
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Despite the speculations, North Korea has kept mum on Kim’s health or his whereabouts. The only mention was that he expressed thanks to workers building facilities in Samjiyon, situated near Paektusan, according to the Korea Central News Agency. The rumors on Kim’s health arose when he skipped an annual event at the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun on April 15 to commemorate the birthday of his late grandfather, national founder Kim Il-sung. Kim Jong-un was last seen April 11, when he presided over a politburo meeting of the ruling Workers’ Party. Multiple reports followed, including that Kim is in “grave danger,” after undergoing surgery. The South Korean government has downplayed the reports, saying “no unusual developments have been detected.” Topics : Speculations mounted Sunday that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is dead, amid conflicting accounts about his health were reported since he disappeared from public view two weeks ago. But the exact situation remains unclear with unconfirmed claims.A vice director of Hong Kong Satellite Television Shijian Xingzou claimed that Kim has already died, citing a “very solid source,” according to media reports. Separately, Japanese magazine Shukan Gendai reported he was in a “vegetative state,” after he underwent a heart surgery earlier this month, and cannot recuperate. South Korean media outlet Monthly Chosun also reported the leader was in coma. None of these claims have been confirmed as of now. This article appeared on The Korea Herald newspaper website, which is a member of Asia News Network and a media partner of The Jakarta Post
Governor Wolf Announces Socafe To Relocate to Pennsylvania and Create 130 New Jobs in Lackawanna County Economy, Jobs That Pay, Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Socafe, a coffee manufacturer and distributor, will relocate and expand its operations from New Jersey into Pennsylvania and create 130 new jobs in Lackawanna County.“Pennsylvania welcomes Socafe as yet another example of a successful manufacturing company that realizes the positive impact of doing business in the commonwealth,” said Governor Wolf. “With access to a skilled workforce, extensive infrastructure and committed state and local partners, manufacturers and distributers like Socafe can thrive here.”Socafe will purchase an existing 116,000-square-foot building in Dunmore Borough to relocate its headquarters and manufacturing operations from Newark, New Jersey. This facility offers an additional 85,000 sq. ft. of capacity and enables the company to streamline its operations. The company has committed to investing at least $2,471,000 into the project and has committed to create 130 new jobs over three years.“Socafe is incredibly excited to be relocating to Pennsylvania,” said Joseph Fernandes III, vice president of Socafe. “More importantly, we are excited about becoming part of the Greater Scranton community. Leaving our roots in Newark is bittersweet – it has been home to our company for 30 years, but we are more than ready to create a new home for our continually growing business in the greater Scranton area. Given both state and local pro-business governmental philosophies and the available work force, we are confident this is not only going to be a positive move for our business, but also for the residents of Lackawanna County and the surrounding area.”Socafe received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development that includes a $130,000 Pennsylvania First grant, an $18,000 WEDnet grant for employee training, and $130,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits to be issued after the new jobs are created.The project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team, an experienced group of economic development professionals who report directly to the governor and work with businesses that are considering locating or expanding in Pennsylvania. Collaborating with the Governor’s Action Team to make this project happen were the Lackawanna County Department of Planning and Economic Development and the Scranton Plan, the economic development affiliate of the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce.“Truly effective economic development takes a community effort in creating a value proposition for Socafe to locate here,” said George Kelly, Lackawanna County director of planning and economic development. “The Governor’s Action Team, the Scranton Plan, Lackawanna County and the Redevelopment Authority all have contributed and worked closely together to welcome Socafe. There is still a lot of work to be done, and we look forward to working with Socafe as the company grows and enjoys success in Pennsylvania.”“This is an important economic development project for several reasons,” said Bob Durkin, president of the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce. “Socafe will create 130 quality jobs in our area, it will adaptively reuse an iconic historic property, and it will demonstrate to other prospects that our region is a great place to establish and grow a cutting-edge business.”Socafe is a third-generation, family-owned and operated manufacturer and distributor of coffee. The company employs a low-cost provider strategy, and its business model focuses on private label manufacturing for large national retailers. The company also distributes its own branded coffee through wholesale distributers and retailers by employing a focused differentiation strategy.For more information about the Governor’s Action Team or DCED, visit dced.pa.gov. August 03, 2017 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
SHARE Email Facebook Twitter January 22, 2020 Gov. Wolf’s 2020-21 Budget Will Further Protect Vulnerable Populations Budget News, Government That Works, Press Release Governor Tom Wolf today outlined how his 2020-21 budget further demonstrates his commitment to protecting the most vulnerable Pennsylvanians by proposing to expand comprehensive training for direct care workers, reduce waiting lists for care, and increasing staff in specific service areas, including child welfare, among other key investments. The governor was joined by Senator Vince Hughes, Secretary of Aging Robert Torres, Executive Director of the Office of Advocacy and Reform Dan Jurman, and Denise Major, a homecare aide, for the announcement at the Inglis Innovation Center in Philadelphia.“Pennsylvania has a long history as a leader in caring for its vulnerable residents, including children, seniors, veterans, adults facing domestic violence and Pennsylvanians of all ages with mental health concerns or physical or intellectual disabilities, or other challenges,” Gov. Wolf said. “Every Pennsylvanian deserves an opportunity to thrive and that’s why making investments in our services for vulnerable populations is a priority of mine for the upcoming budget.”The budget recommendations Gov. Wolf outlined propose investments in several human service programs to ensure vulnerable populations have access to needed services to promote health and wellbeing, many of which mirror the recommendations of the Council on Reform, established as part of the governor’s July executive order to protect vulnerable populations.Several of the Council on Reform’s recommendations, presented in November, have already been acted upon, and other initiatives are in-progress. Governor Wolf’s 2020-21 budget further supports the Council on Reform’s recommendations, helping to ensure all Pennsylvanians are treated with the care and dignity they deserve:Supporting Adults with Disabilities in Long-Term Care FacilitiesBy proposing an adjustment in the eligibility criteria for the Ventilator Dependent Resident Grant Program from requiring at least 8 hours per day of ventilator support to any pressure support ventilation and increasing the list of supplies that are reimbursable, relief will be provided to nursing facilities and access to these critical services will be maintained. This includes a proposed investment of $1.4 million into the program.Legal Services for Vulnerable PopulationsAdditional funding of $1 million will be proposed to expand the legal services program that provides legal assistance to low-income individuals and families who are unable to afford necessary legal services from the private sector. Such services include emergency protective services for victims of abuse without consideration of income and consultation, advice, assessment, negotiation, and representation for clients under 125 percent of the federal poverty level.Direct Care Worker Comprehensive TrainingA new investment of $1.2 million would enhance the current direct care worker training to support the workers and those receiving long-term services and supports as recommended by the Governor’s Council on Reform. According to the National Association for States United for Aging and Disabilities, the growing use of home and community-based services in lieu of institutional services, as well as the growth of the aging population, has increased demand for direct care workers. To support the growing population of individuals becoming eligible for long-term care services, however, the number of individuals performing this work needs to increase. One strategy to address the direct care worker crisis is through a standardized core training and credentialing system for direct care workers in the Participant Directed Model, which will provide career pathways throughout the continuum of long-term services and supports.Commitment to Performance-Based Metrics, Accountability and Transparency in Services and LicensingAdditional administrative funding of $4 million is proposed for counties to support individuals with intellectual disabilities and/or autism living in the community by better equipping counties with resources needed to ensure better risk management and independent incident investigations to better serve this vulnerable population.Additional staff funded by a proposed $5.1 million budget increase will be provided to several program areas within the Department of Human Services (DHS) to support increased workloads and complete timely inspections of facilities to ensure full compliance with regulations, investigate complaints, and monitor the implementation of corrective action measures, as directed by the Vulnerable Populations Executive Order and as recommended by the Council on Reform.Supporting Vulnerable Populations through Home and Community-Based Services and Reducing Waiting ListsContinuing the commitment to serve individuals in the community, $1.25 million is proposed for 20 Community Hospital Integration Projects Program (CHIPP) discharges to reduce the state hospital populations. The program is targeted for individuals ready for discharge but for whom community resources or programs are not available to support a successful transition to the community. Through the CHIPP, the mental health programs have been able to enhance their systems and develop additional community-based services which are intended to divert individuals from going back to a state hospital.Pennsylvania continues to see an increase of individuals eligible for long-term services and supports and increased need for protective services for older adults. To address the growing need, the 2020-21 budget will provide services to 1,700 people on the OPTIONS in-home services waiting list with $8.1 million in new funding.The 2020-21 budget proposes to move 732 individuals with an intellectual disability and/or autism from the emergency waitlist into the Community Living Waiver and 100 individuals into the Consolidated Waiver. The $15 million investment will provide community services to people with unanticipated emergencies, people transferring from private intermediate care facilities, or state hospitals. As recommended by Governor Wolf’s Council on Reform, this initiative will include moving up to 40 children with complex medical needs into the Community Living and Consolidated Waivers to support their transition from congregate care settings ensuring they have an opportunity to live and grow up with their families in their own home.With the announcement of the closures of Polk and White Haven State Centers, DHS is working to transition individuals to community homes. In order to meet the unique needs of residents with the highest acuity, start-up funding is proposed in the budget for property acquisition and/or modification necessary for many residents to transition to the community.Resources for Organizations Best Positioned to Steward Change in the CommunityA proposed investment of $1.3 million in the Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Program would support court-appointed volunteer advocacy in communities so that children who have been victims of abuse or neglect can be safe, establish permanency, and have the opportunity to thrive. Local CASA programs recruit, screen, train, and supervise CASA volunteers appointed through dependency court for children facing abuse and neglect.Prevention Services to Support At-Risk FamiliesOne million additional state dollars will be proposed to fill decreased federal dollars to maintain the existing evidence-based home visiting programs that enable Pennsylvania families to receive essential services to promote parental and child bonding and monitoring of developmental milestones.DHS will also propose expansion of a newly established home visiting initiative through the Medicaid managed care organizations that will provide in-home visits for new parents with an additional $1.4 million in state funds. Evidence-based and evidence-informed home visiting family support programs have a family-centered focus and strength-based approach that works with both the child and parent. Studies of various home visiting programs have shown positive impacts for the mother and baby during pregnancy and after birth, such as a decrease in domestic violence and smoking during pregnancy, a significant decrease in pre-term births, and a majority of babies being born at a healthy weight.Improving Food Security while Supporting AgricultureAn additional investment of $1 million in the Pennsylvania Agricultural Surplus System (PASS) would further address food insecurity in Pennsylvania and ensure more Pennsylvanians have access to healthy meals for their families. Through PASS, the Department of Agriculture provides funding to cover the costs associated with harvesting, processing, packaging, and transporting surplus products including fruits, vegetables, eggs, dairy, meat, and grains in order to donate those items to the charitable food system. Current funding has allowed healthy and nutritious surplus food to be brought into the charitable food system to nourish 1.6 million Pennsylvanians who struggle to put food on the table.The Council on Reform emphasized the need to expand and better train staff who work with vulnerable populations. Sec. of Aging Robert Torres detailed how the $1.2 million for a new direct care worker training program will help Pennsylvania’s senior population.“When direct care workers leave their profession, we all lose,” Sec. Torres said. “High turnover robs us of their experience and expertise, and compromises continuity of care for the older adults and individuals with disabilities that they serve. This is why the governor’s call for $1.2 million in funding for direct care worker training is so important. With a standardized core training and credentialing system for direct care workers, we can provide career pathways throughout the continuum of long-term services and supports, helping with recruitment and retention of direct care workers to better support vulnerable populations.”The Office of Advocacy and Reform was created as part of the vulnerable populations executive order and Executive Director Dan Jurman discussed the need for staff to support frontline employees.“The Office of Advocacy and Reform is in the process of hiring our Child Advocate and is creating a blueprint to make Pennsylvania a trauma-informed state,” Jurman said. “We don’t just mean to raise the bar for how our most vulnerable citizens are treated in Pennsylvania, but in the nation. That will take all of us working together to make sure we build a Pennsylvania that doesn’t leave anyone behind, no matter what hand life has dealt them or what challenges they’re overcoming.”Also joining the governor was Senator Vince Hughes, who focused on the legislature’s role in protecting vulnerable populations.“Today’s announcement sends the message that Pennsylvania is here for its most vulnerable citizens,” Sen. Hughes said. “I am pleased to know that so many of our people will benefit from these new investments in services and training, which will have a major impact in our communities across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. I thank Gov. Wolf for his support of vulnerable populations.”Founded nearly a century and a half ago, Inglis’ mission is to enable people with disabilities — and those who care for them — to achieve their goals and live life to the fullest. The Inglis Innovation Center opened in December and is where all of Inglis’ community-based programming and services are headquartered. The governor and guests toured the center prior to the press conference.“The investments I’ve outlined today support the recommendations issued by the Council on Reform,” Gov. Wolf said. “And will truly make a difference in the lives of the Pennsylvanians who need help the most. I look forward to working with the General Assembly to enact a budget that supports all Pennsylvanians, including our most vulnerable.”