Saint Mary’s Aquila Theatre will host a live production of the novel “Wuthering Heights” on Oct. 13, at 7:30 p.m. in the O’Laughlin Auditorium.This performance is part of the Shaheen/Duggan Performing Arts Series, which also includes the production of “Raisin’ Cane: A Harlem Renaissance Odyssey” which will be performed Sept. 18.Richard Baxter, Director of Special Events at Saint Mary’s College, said both performances are a good opportunity for students to get involved with the arts on campus.“You have the Harlem Renaissance [Odyssey] this month and the classic English novel the next month,” he said. “Who wouldn’t want to experience that?”Baxter said the goal of the Performing Arts Series is to provide the students with a well-rounded experience during their four years in school.“So they should, within this four year period, experience theatre, dance, comedy,” Baxter said. “They should be provided with a healthy mix of what performing arts would be so that when they leave here, if they have attended, they can say ‘wow, I’ve experienced this, this, and this,’ rather than only one nutrient. It’s a healthy diet.”Since many are familiar with Emily Bronte’s classic novel, Baxter said he hopes the students can experience this novel in a whole new way.“Often times when you read a great novel, you enjoy it on a very personal level,” he said. “If you were to go see a theatrical version of that novel you get to experience it as a group, and I am hoping that is what they are going to get.“I want them to experience some excitement and experience a different facet of the story because they’ll see the characters, they’ll experience the action and it’s a great theatre company.”Baxter said he wants to open up students’ minds to a new way of thinking about the novel.“Students will have a chance to see things in the story that they never anticipated, or they will be reaffirmed of what they read,” he said. “It’s just a different way to experience a great story.”Tickets for Saint Mary’s, Notre Dame and Holy Cross students are $13.“This is an opportunity that doesn’t come along very often,” he said. “Prices are relatively low and the experience is rich, and it’s here.“You can roll out of your room and come see an exciting performance, and you don’t have to deal with parking or any of those things that you would associate with good theatre. You don’t even need to check your coat. You can just come in and enjoy the performance and write about it or think about it or plan your next attendance.”Tags: Bronte, Harlem Renaissance Odyssey, Performing Arts Series, Richard Baxter, Shaheen/Duggan, Wuthering Heights
8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr NAFCU President and CEO Dan Berger hit back at merchants’ claims that savings from the Durbin amendment’s debit interchange price controls benefit consumers, when in fact the cap has created a $36 billion windfall for merchants.In a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., Berger called merchants out for misrepresenting the price controls’ benefits for consumers. He also noted the cap has caused many financial institutions to have to cut back on programs, hurting consumers.“Merchants are trying to use the payments systems for free while pocketing all of the benefits,” Berger said. “Prices in the stores are the same or higher. Quite simply, the Durbin amendment should be repealed.”Berger also touted the repeal being included in the proposed Dodd-Frank Act alternative being drafted by Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas. continue reading »
continue reading » The rails built for economical heavy payment traffic weren’t built for speed, but that’s changing with the introduction of same-day ACH. NACHA The Electronic Payments Association will move ACH to same-day credits and debits pretty quickly, predicts Peter Olynick, senior practice lead for retail banking at NTT DATA Consulting Inc., Plano, Texas.“You’ll see multiple batch windows, maybe one every four to six hours. And that will become one viable fast payment option, but we won’t see just one winner. There will be multiple options with multiple speeds for multiple situations.”This faster payment option is being phased in, notes Deborah Phillips, managing director for payments strategy at CUES Supplier member Jack Henry & Associates, Monett, Mo., with intraday transmissions already occurring in Step 1 of a three-step process. CUs and banks now must receive same-day ACH credit files at intervals throughout the day (“intraday” presentments).“So far, the impact has been modest,” she says. “We’re primarily seeing expedited payroll files at this point. NACHA reports higher than predicted volumes, which could be an indicator of market appetite for faster payments.” 24SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
“As the global economic impact of COVID-19 unfolds, the board will continue to prioritise portfolio flexibility, ensuring the portfolio is robust to a range of possible scenarios, and has significant liquidity.”“This will open opportunities from the current market to position ourselves for long-term returns,” he said.The fund’s chief investment officer, Raphael Arndt, said the fund sold more than 31 illiquid assets, raising a total of A$10bn. It had also sold interests in private equity in the secondary market, raising a further A$4bn.Asked to break down performance of individual asset classes, Arndt said the fund did not normally report asset class returns in detail.“Having said that, obviously the equities and credit sectors performed poorly, and in line – or roughly in line – with the markets.“So it was defensive overlay positions – foreign currency positions, interest rates options and our defensive hedge fund strategy – that helped insulate our portfolio in the downturn.”Arndt said the fund had taken advantage of “several opportunities” created by the recent US market correction.Asked if the fund was now poised to enter the market, he said: “Firstly, we need to understand what the outlook is likely to be. We are still in lockdowns.”It would take time, he said, to see whether the large amount of government stimulus around the world would be sufficient to offset the earnings disruption in the wake of COVID-19.The fund would look at assets, including illiquid assets, on a case-by-case basis to assess the price and value of a particular investment.“It is definitely the case that risk remains elevated, and it is very difficult to predict what is going to happen in the world,” he said. Australia’s A$160bn Future Fund made a loss of A$5.7bn (€3.8bn) in the first quarter of the year – an annualised loss of 0.2% for the financial year to date (July 2019-March 2020).The negative return did not factor in adjusted valuations for the fund’s illiquid assets, which the fund said would be done after June 30, as in every other year.The fund has managed to avoid the worst of the COVID-19 market crash because it began shedding some of its illiquid private market assets five years ago.Future Fund chair Peter Costello said it had prioritised reducing its exposure to illiquid assets over recent years.
Just a few minutes ago, at the Amsterdam RAI Convention Center, the Conference Manager J. Femke Hoogeveen officially opened the 1st Dredging Today Conference.The two-day event, collocated with the Offshore Energy and Exhibition Conference (OEEC), will gather expert conference speakers and panelists to discuss how the world in which the dredging industry operates is changing.On the first day, the audience will have an opportunity to hear about:Strategic plans for Chittagong Port – national and international scope, Rear Admiral M. Khaled Iqbal, Chairman, Chittagong Port Authority;Outlook for the dredging industry – Richard Brakenhoff, Industry Analyst, Rabobank;Middle East perspective on business climate trends – John Mackenzie, Business Development Director, NMDC;Future markets for dredging – Maurice de Kok, Business Development Director, Van Oord Dredging and Marine Contractors.The first day also includes Thematical session: Climate change and its impact on dredging.In particular this session will discuss what this means for the dredging community and how this drives demand for dredging solutions:The physical aspects of climate change: Rising sea levels, Rob van Dorland, Senior Adviser Climate, KNMI;Adaptation: Sustainable land reclamation in South East Asia in light of climate change Mark van Zanten, Senior Project Manager Water, Royal HaskoningDHV;Marine contractors and sustainability – what is our response to global challenges? – Sander Dekker, Sustainability Manager, Van Oord Dredging & Marine Contractors;The future of dredging: Sustainable vessels and equipment -Erik van der Blom, R&D Manager, Royal IHC.More info to follow soon!
Masks and temperature checks areessential to enter most places and many eateries are banning diners from facingeach other in a mass “social distancing” campaign — no easy task inthe world’s most populous nation. (AFP) But ordinary life is far from normal. China is slowly emerging, with caution, from the shutdown sparked by the coronavirus outbreak. AFP As the rest of the world runs for cover,China — where the virus first emerged — is moving, guardedly, in the oppositedirection as domestic infections fall to nil following unprecedented lockdownsand travel restrictions. BEIJING – Restaurants are reopening,traffic and factories are stirring, and in one of the clearest signs yet thatChina is awakening from its coronavirus coma, the country’s “dancingaunties” are once again gathering in parks and squares.
GREENSBURG, Ind. — A Greensburg woman was arrested after police say she robbed her mother at knife point and hit her.Ashley Biddinger, 19, was arrested on Friday, facing charges of armed robbery, domestic battery, and theft. According to the Greensburg Daily News, court documents show that Biddinger was at her mothers house with her two children looking for a credit card.When she couldn’t find the credit card, she hit her mother and threatened to kill everyone if the card was not given to her.Her mother then gave her the card and then barricaded herself and her grandchildren into a room, waiting on her husband to come home.Biddinger’s father found her and took her to the Decatur County Jail, where she was arrested and booked.A police report also cited that Biddinger admitted to stealing her mother’s social security card, cell phone, and bank card, which she used to make 2 withdraws around $500 each.
Robbie Brady has admitted he took the agonising decision to leave Manchester United to protect his fledgling international career. The 21-year-old winger completed a permanent move to npower Championship outfit Hull last month after two successful loan spells at the KC Stadium, and is now fully engaged in the Tigers’ bid to drag themselves back into the Barclays Premier League. He will hope to win his fifth senior international cap when Ireland entertain Poland in a friendly at the Aviva Stadium. Brady said: “I have always been a Manchester United fan and I always will be. I love the club. But it was just the right time for me to get out and play. “I need to be playing every week, especially if I want to stay in the international set-up, so it was the right move. Obviously, part of me is disappointed and thinking, ‘What if?’, but you go away and play and work your way back to the top.” However, while Brady felt he had to leave United, he will always be grateful for the years he spent there learning his trade. Asked if he was determined to prove Sir Alex Ferguson wrong for letting him go, he said: “He’s got a lot to think about. He’s got so many players to accommodate and make sure he gets the best out of his players. “I’ve been taught so much at Manchester United in the last few years, I really appreciate everything they have done for me. But I would love to go back and hopefully show him something while I get back to the top.” Brady scored on his senior international debut in a friendly against Oman in September last year and has figured in each of the three games Ireland have played since. Indeed, Giovanni Trapattoni turned to him in his hour of need when, after a 6-1 World Cup qualifier drubbing by Germany in October, he handed him a start in the 4-1 defeat of the Faroe Islands in Torshavn amid a frenzy of speculation over the manager’s future. Brady said: “I had been playing well before that and to have his trust put in me, it was brilliant for me. I was over the moon when I got the nod. Although I thought I could have played a bit better at times, I was still happy with the start. I know he’s got faith in me, so hopefully I can repay that by playing well.” Press Association
Moore said: “He’s probably the best five-furlong horse in England and Ireland. He was back to his best today. If he gets a hard pace to run at he’s about the best there is.” Lynam added: “Ryan said he was super today. Unlike his trainer, he is improving with age. He’s very honest – too honest – and Ryan loved him today. “We’re looking forward to another good season. If he gets three things – his ground, that he’s bouncing out of his skin, and that Ryan Moore rides – he’ll go to the Temple Stakes. If not, then he’s off to the King’s Stand at Royal Ascot.” Kingsgate Native’s effort delighted his trainer Robert Cowell, who said: “He’s nine years old and showing no signs of stopping. “He looked a bit burly today but the plan was to have him ready to defend his title in the Temple Stakes. I don’t think he’ll be going to Royal Ascot anyway.” Press Association Sole Power recorded back-to-back-victories in the Pearl Bloodstock Palace House Stakes at Newmarket with another classy display. Ryan Moore brought Eddie Lynam’s dual Group One winner to lead inside the final furlong after Justineo and Stepper Point had made the running in this Group Three five-furlong dash. Despite having to be switched right for a clear run at a vital stage, the 9-4 favourite found a terrific turn of foot and got home by half a length from Kingsgate Native, who was also second 12 months ago. Hot Streak was another head away in third.
Facebook Twitter Google+ Three Syracuse players were named to the National Field Hockey Coaches Association All-American team on Tuesday.Defenders Roos Weers and Lies Lagerweij were both named to the second team and midfielder Laura Hurff was named a third-team All American. It was Hurff’s third-straight All-American appearance and the second-straight year Lagerweij and Weers were selected. All three had already been selected to the All-Mideast region first team.Hurff, a senior, was a first-team All-American as a sophomore and a second-team All-American as a junior. She finished her senior season with five goals and six assists. She finished her SU career with 20 goals and 15 assists.Syracuse’s two first-team All Americans from the 2016 season, Weers and Lagerweij, finished 2017 one tier lower as second-team All Americans. Lagerweij, a senior, tallied five goals and three assists this season to conclude her Syracuse career with 27 goals and nine assists.Weers, a junior, tied for the team-high with seven goals this season to go along with five assists. She’ll enter her final year already having accumulated 32 goals and 21 assists. Her 32 goals tie her for 15th in program history.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAll three of SU’s All-American representatives were defensive contributors and keys to the Orange opening the 2017 season with a program-record seven-straight shutouts.Syracuse’s season concluded in the first round of the NCAA Tournament in Ann Arbor, Michigan, in a 1-0 overtime loss to Michigan. Comments Published on December 5, 2017 at 3:36 pm Contact Billy: email@example.com | @Wheyen3