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The Public Theater’s Joan of Arc: Into the Fire Extends Again

first_img Joan of Arc: Into the Fire This Broadway.com Save the Date pick seems to be popular! Joan of Arc: Into the Fire, which was extended prior to its world premiere at the Public Theater, has extended its run again. Penned by Oscar and Grammy winner David Byrne and directed by Tony nominee Alex Timbers, the off-Broadway musical began performances on February 14 with Jo Lampert in the titular role. Opening night is scheduled for March 15, and the engagement will now run through April 30. (The show was originally set to close on April 2 before being extended until April 16 prior to its first performance.)The cast also includes Emmy winner and Tony and Oscar nominee Mare Winningham, Terence Archie, James Brown III, Jonathan Burke, Rodrick Covington, Sean Allan Krill, Mike McGowan, Adam Perry, John Schiappa, Kyle Selig, Michael James Shaw, Dimitri Joseph Moïse and Mary Kate Morrissey.This one-of-a-kind rock musical concert from the creative team of Here Lies Love explores the meteoric rise of Joan of Arc, who spoke to God, built a nation and was executed for it. Jo Lampert(Photo: Tammy Shell) View Commentscenter_img Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on April 30, 2017last_img read more

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Governor Jim Douglas on Aviatron

first_imgGovernor Jim Douglas on AviatronGovernor Jim Douglas congratulates a Vermont aviation firm, Aviatron of South Burlington, for landing a $6.2 million aircraft maintenance contract.last_img

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MEMIC acquire’s Granite Manufacturers Mutual Insurance Company

first_imgWorkers’ compensation insurer The MEMIC Group of Portland, Maine, announced today it has acquired Vermont-based insurer Granite Manufacturers Mutual Insurance Company. MEMIC also said in a statement that it plans to expand its operations in Pennsylvania and New Jersey in 2012.MEMIC purchased Granite Manufacturers Mutual Insurance Company of Barre for an undisclosed sum and will rename it MEMIC Casualty Company. The company will operate under the parent brand MEMIC as part of The MEMIC Group. According to company president and CEO John T. Leonard, the acquisition will give the group another vehicle to continue its impressive growth in the commercial workers’ compensation insurance market.According to Michael Bourque, Senior Vice President, External Affairs, Granite Manufacturers Mutual was inactive and under the control of the Vermont Department of Insurance. As for how the Vermont entity will operate going forward, he said in an email: “We are still forming our business plan for this company. We certainly plan to continue to write workers’ compensation in Vermont, as we have for the last 10 years through MEMIC Indemnity Company (which is headquartered in Manchester, NH). At this point, we’ll be looking to see where our growth happens and that will dictate where we need to hire.” “The addition of MEMIC Casualty will help us implement our growth strategies in the Eastern US,” Leonard said. “This acquisition is a great opportunity, and gives our agents even more options when they look to place business with MEMIC. We’re excited about the prospects for this new subsidiary.”In addition, The MEMIC Group announced that it will open offices in New Jersey and Pennsylvania in 2012. While the company remains the dominant market share holder in Maine through its mutual company, Maine Employers’ Mutual Insurance Company, it has also executed a careful growth strategy across the Northeast over the last few years. In 2010, The MEMIC Group was the fifth largest underwriter of workers’ compensation business in New England and was among the fastest growing in New York. Growth in 2011 has reinforced that position, according to the company.”At a time when some companies are continuing to shrink, our MEMIC Indemnity Company unit has grown by more than 25 percent this year,” Leonard said. “That is a clear indication that there is a strong desire in most markets for a service-oriented insurer like MEMIC. Our expansion into the mid-Atlantic is a natural progression for our company. Even before we open our offices, we’re getting great response from independent agents in these territories.”About MEMIC Specializing in workers’ compensation insurance, MEMIC insures more than 18,000 employers and their estimated 200,000 employees. Based in the Northeast, MEMIC is the leading workers’ compensation insurer in Maine through Maine Employers’ Mutual Insurance Company which is rated A (Excellent) by A.M. Best. The company is the parent of MEMIC Indemnity Company, rated “A” (Excellent) by A.M. Best, with offices in Manchester, NH; Glastonbury, CT; and Albany, NY. MEMIC Indemnity Company is licensed to write workers’ compensation in 45 states plus the District of Columbia.MEMIC 12.20.2011last_img read more

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MICADEN: All for One to Support Natural Disaster Relief

first_imgBy Dialogo May 21, 2013 Extremely interesting article, hopefully it supports an involvement of worldwide assistance in front of the natural disaster, among the nations concerned with its population. Why don’t you mention the name of the association? That’s also good for our work and helps us more, thanks.-Alexis Montalvo It almost doesn’t say anything of what he occupied :/ please investigate more or if you know more post it please, thanks.-Alexis Montalvo:) I am requesting dialogueson prevention Natural disasters are an inescapable reality. In order to prevent and respond to these phenomena, countries in the region have organized national systems for civil protection, from which they coordinate and employ all state resources. Among these resources, the most important are the use of the Military and Security Forces under civilian control. Furthermore, virtually in all cases in recent years, local authorities have had to resort to the help of other regional countries. This led Chile to gather the many existing initiatives in the world – particularly in the Western Hemisphere – and develop a new initiative called “Information Exchange Mechanism Support Capabilities for Natural Disasters” (MICADEN). The Chilean initiative was approved during the X Conference of Defense Ministers of the Americas (CMDA), held in October 2012 in Punta del Este, Uruguay, and it is now in the hands of Peru, the interim CMDA president. MICADEN takes into consideration the available models at global, regional and subregional levels, and creates a centralized mechanism that coordinates scattered resources. Precedents The United Nations (UN) heads the international efforts in this field. The resolution on strengthening the coordination of emergency humanitarian assistance issued by the UN states that military resources should be utilized in accordance with International Law and humanitarian principles. The UN should also approve the 2005-2015 Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA), mainly aimed at reinforcing the resilience of nations and communities in case of disaster. The document was a result of the Second World Conference on Disaster Reduction held in Hyogo, Japan, in January 2005, and became the first plan to detail the type of assistance needed among all areas and actors in order to create a common management system to reduce disaster losses. The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is responsible for civil-military coordination, and implements the guidelines for the use of foreign military and civil defense resources during disaster relief operations. At the regional level, the Organization of American States (OAS) coordinates international cooperation during disasters through the Inter-American Committee for Natural Disaster Reduction (IACNDR). The Declaration of San Salvador on Citizen Security in the Americas is one of the OAS documents reaffirming that states are responsible for and have the obligation to provide humanitarian assistance in order to protect the lives, integrity and dignity of people in case of natural or man-made disasters. Moreover, the OAS also emphasizes the need to strengthen regional and subregional organizations, such as the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), the Coordination Center for Natural Disaster Prevention in Central America (CEPREDENAC), the Andean Committee for Disaster Prevention and Relief (CAPRADE), and the Regional Humanitarian Information Network (RED HUM) for Latin America and the Caribbean. During 2012, the Inter-American Council for Integral Development (CIDI), part of the OAS, approved the “Inter-American Plan for Disaster Prevention and Response, and the Coordination of Humanitarian Assistance.” Moreover, the institution requested the use of a mechanism to collect experiences and good practices, based on the database of the Inter-American Network for Disaster Mitigation (IAND), also from the OAS. At the subregional level, the role of the Central American Integration System (SICA) and the Coordination Center for Natural Disaster Prevention in Central America produced the Policy on Comprehensive Disaster Risk Management in Central America (PCGIR), the highest level of regional guideline in this field. Other important organizations are the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency, responsible for CARICOM’s subjects; the Andean Committee for Disaster Prevention, the Conference of American Armies (CAA), the Inter-American Naval Conference (IANC), and the System of Cooperation among the American Air Forces (SICOFAA). In cases of subregional or related to defense, the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR), has delegated the tasks related to this area, which are reflected within the axis of “military cooperation, humanitarian actions, and peace operations” to the South American Defense Council. The Conference of Central American Armed Forces has a Humanitarian Rescue Unit, which played an outstanding role in 2000, during the dengue outburst in Honduras; in 2001, during earthquakes in El Salvador; and in 2007, with hurricane Félix in Nicaragua. Within the Americas, there are organizations or conferences that classify the military institutions based on their similarities, constituted by the CAA, the IANC, and the SICOFAA, from which the following information was obtained, according to the topic of study: CAA emphasizes the development and distribution of the 2009 “Procedure Guide for Assistance Operations in Case of Disaster”, during the XXVIII Conference of American Armies. The IANC, on the other hand, prepares the “System of Cooperation for Inter-American Security and Humanitarian Assistance,” manual where processes for the active, timely and coordinated participation among naval members are established. With regard to SICOFAA, it highlights the “Multilateral Agreement of Military Aircraft Overflight in Humanitarian Assistance Missions in Case of Disaster,” coordinated by SICOFAA itself, in addition to the publication of its 2011 “Manual of Combined Air Operations for Humanitarian Assistance and Disasters”, where all aspects related to the coordination of air means during disaster situations are detailed. This manual was used during Exercise COOPERATION. The Initiative Reality shows that the best way to deal with a disaster is by using a cooperative mechanism, articulated at the level of the Defense Ministers of the Americas. Regarding roles and responsibilities, it was decided that administrative responsibility would be assigned to the interim secretary of the CMDA for two years in order to optimize performance, which in turn, would select a general staff coordinator to perform an initial evaluation to integrate the existing capabilities. Furthermore, each member nation should assign the respective points of contact to facilitate coordination. MICADEN was designed to facilitate direct contact between countries, organizations, and users registered in the system, where each member nation will report their support capabilities, as well as the resources they are willing to dedicate. Experiences gathered from civil and defense/existing security organizations have been used in the structural and conceptual design. It is a mechanism that recognizes and builds on the relevant work carried out, as well as the lessons learned throughout the years. MICADEN is a system that contributes to the collaboration and planning of means, while the affected nation is in charge of the operational part, according to its own system of protection. An information exchange tool was designed to make this initiative operational, integrating and relating member nations and organizations and facilitating the response to the needs of an affected country. After a disaster occurs, the national/political authority in charge of emergencies in the affected country will work along with the CMDA to coordinate the necessary support required. Once the request has been received, the interim secretary will assess the situation and contact the collaborating country or countries that are able to contribute aid to the affected nation, according to the capabilities stated in the system. The legislation of affected nations will always be respected. Once collaborating nations are contacted they will approach the affected country’s authorities directly to make the committed collaboration effective, keeping the CMDA’s interim secretary constantly informed about the results, as well as if further coordination with other nations offering support is needed. Notwithstanding the foregoing, people and units participating in support of emergency tasks must comply with the international standards accepted by the United Nations member countries regarding the use of military resources and the civil defense of foreigners in rescue operations conducted in natural disasters, as well as the guidelines for complex emergency situations. The mechanism was designed to link member nations of the CMDA in order to integrate capabilities in assisting populations affected by disasters and emergency situations. Finally, the initiative seeks to unite different structures from existing regional, subregional, or national capabilities to provide humanitarian assistance under a common criteria. Lieutenant General Jorge Robles Mella is the president of the Chilean Air Force’s Joint Chiefs of Staff, and he participated in the development of the Information Exchange Mechanism Support Capabilities for Natural Disasters (MICADEN), approved during the X Conference of Defense Ministers of the Americas, in October 2012.last_img read more

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‘I’m back’ declares Mike Tyson in training video

first_imgThe newest video showed Tyson growling through a workout hitting the pads in yet another display of the ferocious power that made him one of the sport’s most feared punchers.Would you fight 53-year-old Mike Tyson for $10k?pic.twitter.com/YRJVIw8jUS— Jose Rosado 🔥🔥🔥 (@joserosado) May 11, 2020Since Tyson hinted at a return, challengers have been lining up for a shot at the boxer known as “Iron Mike”.New Zealand rugby great Sonny Bill Williams, who dabbled in boxing posting a 7-0-0 record, and Australian Paul Gallen, another rugby player with a 9-0-1 record in the ring, have been touted as potential opponents.A more likely bet, however, would be Evander Holyfield with whom Tyson engaged in several epic bouts during their professional careers.If Tyson, who retired after a loss to Kevin McBride in 2005, does return to the ring, he will be following in the footsteps of Floyd Mayweather Jr and Manny Pacquiao in coming out of retirement for an exhibition fight.Tyson, who became the youngest heavyweight champion of all time when he defeated Trevor Berbick in 1986 aged 20, won 50 of his 58 professional fights before retiring.Topics : Former-world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson continued to tease boxing fans about a possible return to the ring by posting another training video on Instagram on Monday that ended with the message, “I’m back”.The 53-year-old caught the attention of the boxing world last week when he posted a short video of a workout that showed he possesses plenty of the punching power and speed that allowed him to become the first heavyweight to hold the WBA, WBC and IBF titles.Tyson said then that he was considering a return to the ring for some exhibition bouts to raise money for charity.last_img read more

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‘Vulnerable’ Dutch pension fund targets €5bn in assets after merger

first_imgVlakglas, the €750m pension fund for the window pane manufacturing industry in the Netherlands, and Groothandel, the €854m scheme for the wholesale sector, have said they want to merge on 30 June. The new and as-yet unnamed pension fund aims to increase its assets under management to €5bn and its total number of active participants to approximately 25,000 by attracting other smaller industry-wide schemes, according to Jacques van de Vall, independent chairman at Vlakglas.He said his scheme was among those the pensions regulator (DNB) had recently deemed “potentially vulnerable”.Van de Vall added that the board of the merged scheme would consist of the current trustees of Vlakglas and Groothandel. It will be tasked with fleshing out how other pension funds should be approached and decide on a governance model.Van de Vall said any future board structure must guarantee that joining schemes have a say in board affairs.He added that the merged scheme’s target scale of €5bn would be the optimal size, “as asset management costs don’t fall further if assets increase”.He estimated that administration costs per participant would be approximately €85 at the envisaged scheme, the usual level at the larger industry-wide pension funds in the Netherlands.Van de Vall said several industry-wide schemes were potential merger partners, as they had “common ground” with Groothandel.Both Vlakglas and Groothandel have outsourced administration to pensions provider AZL, with Vlakglas’s contract terminating at the time of the intended merger.However, the agreement with Groothandel is to expire after two and a half years.“Whether we will stay with AZL depends on the outcome of the negotiations,” Van de Vall said.The largest part of Groothandel’s assets has been reinsured with Aegon and Nationale Nederlanden.The scheme is managing €56m in-house. Groothandel has 5,335 active participants, 5,013 pensioners and approximately 20,000 deferred members.As at the end of 2013, these figures for Vlakglas were 5,270, 3,765 and 14,590, respectively.The merger partners have 353 and 409 affiliated employers, respectively.last_img read more

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Rising Sun Regional awards local 12 grants

first_imgRising Sun, In. —The Rising Sun Regional Foundation (RSRF) awarded a total of $201,150 in 12 new grants in the first quarter of 2019. These grants included:$5,000 to the American Legion Post #235 Milan toward the installation of a  community awareness sign$40,000 to the Aurora Volunteer Fire Department for the replacement of radios$5,000 to the Aurora Riverfront Beautification toward expenses for the USS LST 325, an amphibious vessel used in several wars, to be in attendance at the Aurora Bicentennial in September 2019$12,000 to the Batesville Community School Corporation for the purchase of classroom instruments for the Intermediate School;$2,723 to the Jac-Cen-Del Community School Corporation for the development of emergency guide books;$5,000 to LifeTime Resources toward matching funds for a Catch-a-Ride vehicle to be used primarily in Ripley County;$24,013 to the Milan Community School Corporation for classroom space for STEM-related activities;$5,000 to the Osgood Volunteer Fire Department toward the purchase of a stabilization kit;$3,000 to the Ripley County Parks & Recreation toward upgrades to electrical power at the fairgrounds;$40,000 to the Ripley County Commissioners toward the purchase of a new tractor/mower for the Highway Department;$39,414 to the Rising Sun Ohio County Community School Corporation for the replacement of tile and water fountains at the high school; and$20,000 to the South Ripley Community School Corporation toward the development of flexible seating classrooms.Grant applications for the next grants cycle are due Monday, April 15, 2019 by 4:00pm. Applications can be downloaded from the RSRF websit, and can be emailed to Jascia Redwine at risingsunregionalfoundation@gmail.com.The Rising Sun Regional Foundation was created in 1994 by the City of Rising Sun, and is now funded by the Rising Star Casino Resort, owned by Full House Resorts, Inc., which makes monthly contributions to the foundation based on a percentage of its Adjusted Gross Revenue. To date, the foundation has received more than $43 million in riverboat funds, of which at least 75% has been granted back to the community.last_img read more

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Cricket News DDCA cancels Virat Kohli felicitation ceremony in wake of Pulwama terror attack

first_imgThe Pulwama terror attack resulted in calls for the Indian cricket team to boycott the game against Manchester at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 which will be played in Old Trafford, Manchester on June 16. Harbhajan Singh, Sourav Ganguly called for ending all sporting ties with Pakistan while Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly called for the game to be played. Committee of Administrators head Vinod Rai has called for the complete isolation of Pakistan while Rahul Johri, the CEO of BCCI, wrote a letter to the International Cricket Council (ICC) calling for nations to severe all ties with nations that support terrorism. The five-match ODI series is evenly poised heading into the decider in Delhi. India won the Hyderabad ODI by six wickets and held their nerve to clinch the Nagpur ODI by eight runs. Australia withstood a brilliant onslaught from Virat Kohli who scored his 41st century as they won the Ranchi ODI by 32 runs. In the same game, before the start of the match, the Indian cricket team wore army-style caps tio pay tribute to the armed forces. In the Mohali ODI, Australia achieved the highest successful chase by a visiting team in an ODI in India as they chased down 359 to win the match by four wickets.   Virat Kohli scored his 41st century in the Ranchi ODI against Australia.Australia chased down 359 in Mohali, the highest by a visiting team in ODIs against India.The five-match series is evenly poised at 2-2. New Delhi: Before the start of the series-deciding Delhi ODI between India and Australia at the Feroz Shah Kotla, the Delhi and Districts Cricket Association had plans to felicitate Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir and Virat Kohli. Sehwag, Gambhir and Kohli had contributed immensely for the Indian cricket team and the DDCA decided to felicitate the three ‘Delhi legends’ ahead of the Australia ODI. However, the plan has been shelved in the wake of the Pulwama terror attack which killed 40 CRPF Jawans on February 14. Speaking to PTI, DDCA president Rajat Sharma explained the rationale behind canceling the felicitation event. “We had plans of felicitating Sehwag, Gambhir and Kohli but we decided against it since BCCI is also not having an opening ceremony of the IPL.We have also decided to donate Rs 10 lakh to Delhi Police’s Martyrs Fund. As of now, 90 percent of the tickets that was put on public sale has been sold out,” Sharma said. In the wake of the Pulwama terror attack, BCCI decided to call off the IPL opening ceremony but also decided to donate the entire budget of the event for the welfare of the families of the martyrs. The terror attack resulted in plenty of anger and it was cricket which was targeted. State associations in Punjab, Rajasthan and Himachal Pradesh removed pictures of Pakistan cricket players while the Cricket Club of India covered a portrait of Imran Khan, the former Pakistan team skipper who is now the current Prime Minister of the country.  highlights For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

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Arthur backs Pakistan to mount World Cup challenge

first_imgMICKEY Arthur believes Pakistan can “go all the way” in the Cricket World Cup despite their one-day international slump.Pakistan were whitewashed 5-0 by Australia in the United Arab Emirates following a 3-2 series defeat to South Africa.There are also concerns that leg-spinner Shadab Khan could miss the World Cup after he was ruled out of the ODI series against England next month due to a virus.Yet coach Arthur feels Pakistan can achieve more glory in England and Wales, two years after winning the ICC Champions Trophy.Speaking at a news conference before Pakistan’s departure for England, Arthur said: “We leave very, very well prepared.“We leave with a team that has both the talent and attitude to be successful. Our preparation over here has been outstanding, and our preparation leading into the World Cup is brilliant with a series against the world number one side in their own conditions.“That will give us an opportunity to test ourselves and to test our combination, and to head to the World Cup with a lot of confidence. We know if we play to our potential, we have the ability to go all the way.”Arthur has challenged Yasir Shah – who was not included in the World Cup squad – to grasp his opportunity to face England in the absence of Shadab.“We wanted a wrist-spinner (for the England series),” Arthur said. “Wrist-spinners are in vogue in cricket at the moment, all teams have good wrist-spinners.“The key for Yasir is to challenge both edges. If Yasir challenges both inside and outside edges of the bat, he becomes a different beast. If he only challenges the outside edge, players can line him up and hit him one side of the ground.“That means he has to bowl his googly more often. In the UAE, the wickets were especially flat and didn’t turn. If we get on a wicket that just grips a little bit, Yasir is a bowler we still feel can be a weapon for us. But time will tell on whether we decide to pick him for the final World Cup squad.”last_img read more

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Fast reaction: 3 keys to Syracuse’s 34-20 loss to Maryland

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 20, 2014 at 5:37 pm Contact Phil: pmdabbra@syr.edu | @PhilDAbb Syracuse lost its first game of the season on Saturday, falling to Maryland 34-20 in the Carrier Dome. Here’s a quick snapshot of why.Missed CommunicationTerrel Hunt turned back just a bit early, he said.He didn’t get the full play call from the sideline. And when Hunt threw a pass where Adrian Flemming wasn’t and Maryland’s William Likely was, it bit Syracuse. Likely’s ensuing 88-yard interception return for a touchdown gave the Terrapins a 31-13 lead after the extra point.It was just the Orange’s first turnover of the year, but it killed a second-quarter Syracuse drive that had reached the red zone. The chance to draw within four points of Maryland’s lead suddenly became an 18-point deficit.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textPicked onSyracuse dropped a number of passes — on both offense and defense.Cornerback Brandon Reddish had an interception ripped from his hands by UMD receiver Marcus Leak, who hauled in a long 46-yard reception and set the Terrapins up for points in the red zone.Safety Darius Kelly also got his hands on a would-be interception and nose tackle Eric Crume was in prime position for one as well, but it fell through his hands.The Orange’s offense had difficulty finishing its drives anyway, but turnover could have been the spark Syracuse and the Carrier Dome needed to get back in the game.Not-so special teamsScott Shafer had a decision with the ball inside Maryland’s 10-yard line, five seconds left in the half and a 31-13 deficit— kick a field goaland take three points to go into the half down by 15, or go for the end zone and try to make it an 11-point game.He went for the former. And Ryan Norton missed the 25-yarder, capping an ugly first half and ensuring Syracuse headed into the locker room with little to feel good about.The special teams woes had struck earlier in the second quarter, when Maryland’s punt-block unit burst through the Orange’s line and deflected Riley Dixon’s punt.Maryland set up camp at the 28-yard line and marched into the end zone four plays later to go up 24-13. Commentslast_img read more

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