Goodspeed to Premiere Judy Garland Bio-Musical & More

first_img View Comments Come on get happy! A new musical from Allegiance scribe Marc Acito about Judy Garland, Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz, is just one of the productions set to bow at Goodspeed next year. Other highlights of the program include A Sign Of The Times, which will feature songs made famous by Petula Clark and other hit-makers of the mid 1960s.An awkward girl with a golden voice blossoms into Judy Garland in Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz. The new tuner about the future superstar’s complicated childhood will showcase many of Garland’s standards including “Over the Rainbow” and “I Can’t Give You Anything But Love.” Conceived by Tina Marie Casamento, the production will feature a book by Acito and music adaptation by David Libby; it is set to play September 16, 2016 through November 27 at The Goodspeed at the East Haddam, Connecticut, location.Other stagings slated for the East Haddam venue include Cole Porter’s “de-lovely” musical comedy Anything Goes, which will run from April 8 through June 16, followed by Bye Bye Birdie, which is scheduled to play June 24 through September 4.The Clarke musical, A Sign Of The Times, will play the nearby Terris Theatre in Chester, July 28 through September 4. Set in 1965, the production will feature an original story by Richard Robin and book by Bruce Vilanch, and will follow Cindy from Middle America to the swirl of Manhattan. Earlier that summer, the Terris will play host to The Roar of the Greasepaint—The Smell of the Crowd.And we now have “Downtown” on the brain, so here it is below!last_img read more

Treasury’s crime unit updates email fraud guidance

first_imgThe Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) has updated its email fraud guidance to alert financial institutions to trends in reported business email compromise (BEC) fraud.The guidance to “Advisory to Financial Institutions on E-mail Compromise Fraud Schemes” issued by FinCEN on Sept. 6, 2016, provides updated operational definitions for email compromise fraud; information on the targeting of non-business entities and data by BEC schemes; highlights general trends in BEC schemes targeting sectors and jurisdictions; and alerts financial institutions to risks associated with the targeting of vulnerable business processes by BEC criminals.BEC fraud targets accounts of financial institutions or customers of financial institutions.“While the U.S. government and industry are heavily engaged in efforts to prevent email compromise fraud, reported incidents and aggregate attempted fraudulent wire amounts continue to rise,” the report states. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

No place like Dome

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PensionDanmark invests DKK2.9bn in North Sea wind-power grid

first_imgTenneT, which is owned by the Dutch state, will finance most of the expected construction costs of the DKK14.2bn project, as well as building and operating the grid. DolWin3 is planned to be ready for use in 2017, and the system has a total capacity of 900MW. Torben Möger Pedersen, chief executive at PensionDanmark, said: “We are very satisfied with our cooperation with CIP, which is undertaking and managing many of our investments in stable alternatives.” He said the investment was a good addition to the pension fund’s existing investments in alternatives, and would contribute to securing a good, steady return for scheme members for many years to come.PensionDanmark said its target was to invest 20% of its total assets in more than DKK150bn of stable alternatives such as property and infrastructure.The investment is subject to the approval from German competition authorities, CIP said. PensionDanmark is investing DKK2.9bn (€384m) in a transmission network for wind energy in the North Sea to be built and operated by Dutch company TenneT.The Danish labour-market pension scheme is making the investment via Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP), which was set up in 2012 with DKK6bn from PensionDanmark as seed investor.However, CIP said this investment was being made through a separate legal structure with PensionDanmark – rather than the partnership – as the investor. The investment in the new DolWin3 offshore grid connection – which will transmit power to German customers on the mainland from several wind farms in the German North Sea – will be made jointly with TenneT, CIP said. last_img read more

Aker Solutions to deliver umbilicals for Eni’s Coral South FLNG project

first_imgNorwegian oil services company Aker Solutions has been awarded a contract to deliver three umbilicals and associated equipment at Eni’s Coral South project, Mozambique’s first offshore field development.Aker Solutions informed on Monday that the work scope includes three steel tube umbilicals that will total more than 19 kilometers in length and connect the Coral South floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility to the field’s subsea production system.The umbilicals will be manufactured at Aker Solutions’ plant in Moss, Norway, and are scheduled for delivery at the end of 2019. The two companies agreed not to disclose the financial value of the contract.“This contract is an important milestone for Aker Solutions as we continue to demonstrate our capability as a partner of choice for products and services across Africa,” said Aker Solutions’ Chief Executive Officer, Luis Araujo.“It is a privilege to be involved in the first offshore development in Mozambique and to play a part in developing the country’s energy industry.”Discovered in 2012, the Coral South development is the first energy project offshore Mozambique and is estimated to contain about 450 billion cubic meters of natural gas. Eni sanctioned the project at the beginning of June, three years since the drilling of the final exploration well in a Mozambique.The Italian company already awarded the engineering, procurement, construction, installation, commissioning and start-up (EPCIC) of the Coral South FLNG facility and its associated risers and subsea flowlines system, as well as the installation of the umbilicals and subsea equipment to TechnipFMC. The FLNG unit will have a capacity of around 3.4 million tons per year.last_img read more

City have been lucky – Mourinho

first_img Sherwood lauded City after Manuel Pellegrini’s men won 5-1 at White Hart Lane to go top of the Barclays Premier League ahead of Monday’s contest with Mourinho’s side at the Etihad Stadium. Mourinho believes City will find their true level in European competition, where they face Barcelona in the Champions League first knockout round. Press Association “Maybe for the Tottenham manager, the planet is England,” said the Chelsea boss, who signed defender Kurt Zouma from St Etienne on Friday. “You will see (how good City are) in the Champions League. You will see in a couple of months.” Mourinho also suggested City have been fortunate game-changing decisions have gone their way this season – something he described as a coincidence but was at pains to point out as Mike Dean prepares to referee Monday’s match. “They are lucky,” Mourinho said. “The reality is they have many crucial decisions in their favour. “Against Liverpool, the (Raheem) Sterling ‘goal’. The penalty on (Luis) Suarez. Against Newcastle the goal that is a clear goal. “Against Tottenham, (Michael) Dawson’s goal, the penalty, the (Danny Rose) red card. They are having everything. “I repeat, because I don’t want to be misinterpreted (it is) just pure coincidence. “The referees, they try to do their best and sometimes they make mistakes and normally during the season the mistakes are split between teams. “In their (City’s) case, they have everything in their favour.” City have a 100 per cent record from 11 home matches, averaging more than four goals a game, and are a fearsome prospect for most visiting opponents. Mourinho is unfazed and, unlike in goalless draws at Manchester United and Arsenal, says Chelsea go to City seeking victory. The Portuguese, who was frustrated by West Ham’s negative tactics in Wednesday’s 0-0 draw, said: “We’re not going to change our philosophy. Chelsea always go to try and win.” City, who are three points ahead of third-placed Chelsea entering the match, are Mourinho’s favourites for the title in a season of rebuilding for the Blues. He will be more optimistic next term. “Next pre-season, day one, I will say we are candidates to win the Premier League,” he said. “This season, the speech is we are candidates to win the next match. It doesn’t matter where, it doesn’t matter the opponent. “We’re just trying to win. I tell you now, before Man City… I will tell you before the Newcastle game next week, and then West Brom. I will repeat this.” Mohamed Salah, who signed from Basle, could be included in the squad for his debut, but striker Fernando Torres (knee) remains out. Zouma signed a five-and-a-half-year contract from St Etienne – where the 19-year-old remains on loan for the rest of the season – to become Chelsea’s fourth and final January signing after Nemanja Matic from Benfica, Salah and Bertrand Traore, who immediately was sent on loan to Vitesse Arnhem. Chelsea moved for Zouma now as sides were lining up to recruit the defender, who could spend next season on loan. Mourinho has spoken of building a team for the next decade and Zouma’s acquisition fits with his brief of recruiting young players full of potential. “We like the profile. We think he’s very much adapted to the Premier League,” Mourinho said. “In almost every position, we have the present and also the future.” Mourinho told those surprised that he did not recruit a striker in the winter window that one will arrive in the summer. He added: “We don’t sign a striker now to be an emergency plan to try to score half a dozen goals. That’s not the right approach. “We’re waiting for the summer to do the right thing in that area, to do exactly what the team needs. “No deals (are in place). We just know basically what we want, and we know what we want is impossible to get in this transfer window.” Mourinho has long spoken of the need for a “killer” striker and it can be assumed Chelsea are prepared to make a large outlay, with Atletico Madrid’s Diego Costa hotly tipped to be the number one target. Mourinho insisted once Chelsea have that man, they will be challengers, despite complying with Financial Fair Play. The Portuguese took the opportunity to take a thinly veiled swipe at City at the end of a week in which the full scale of the Abu Dhabi-owned club’s extravagances were revealed. Mourinho added: “Independent that some clubs are feeling the Financial Fair Play as a ‘fair’ Financial Fair Play, and some others are feeling the Financial Fair Play as a ‘dodgy’ Financial Fair Play, next pre-season, day one, I will say Chelsea are a candidate (for the title).” Chelsea announced on Friday night that winger Gael Kakuta had joined Serie A side Lazio on loan until the end of the season. Jose Mourinho has questioned the assertion of Tottenham head coach Tim Sherwood that Chelsea’s next opponents Manchester City are the best team on the planet.last_img read more

Battle for French Open quarter finals today

first_imgHer sister Venus faces 8th seed Timea Bacsinszky for a place in the last eight. He faces 14th seed Roberto Bautista in his fourth round match.Elsewhere, World number 11 David Ferrer faces 7th seed Tomas Berdych.In the women’s singles, world number 1 Serena Williams is in last 16 action against 18th seed Elina Svitolina.last_img

FA investigates Zlatan over BetHard connection

first_img Related Articles StumbleUpon Submit Share Dan Towse: Marathonbet – Trust fading as brands turn to influencers November 21, 2019 Bethard exits UK online gambling scene  June 17, 2020 SBTech confident of resuming full client operations following cyberattack March 31, 2020 Share Manchester United star striker Zlatan Ibrahimović could face disciplinary action from the FA, relating to his involvement with Malta-based operator BetHard Group.This March, the online gambling group released a corporate statement detailing that it had secured Ibrahimović as the official Brand Ambassador of its flagship BetHard sportsbook.At present, BetHard primarily targets the Nordic betting markets, operating under a Malta MGA licence. However, a number of affiliate websites have reported that BetHard Group will likely launch a UK property within the coming months.Ibrahimović (36), who is widely considered Sweden’s greatest ever football player, has agreed to help launch and raise BetHard’s product and profile within target markets. Current FA rules prohibit active players and syndicated club personnel (coaches, managers, employees, etc) from promoting, consulting or being associated with betting enterprises.“An individual participant, when acting in a personal capacity, shall not be permitted to advertise or promote any betting activity that the participant is prohibited from engaging in by rule E8(1) or E8(2).”UK new sources report that if Ibrahimović is found to be in breach of the FA’s player conduct policy, the Manchester United striker could face serious sanctions including a potential ban.At present, neither Ibrahimović representatives or BetHard Group have commented on the FA’s investigation.last_img read more

Captan unhappy with GBA congress process

Immediate past chairman of the Ghana Boxing Authority (GBA), Samir Captan is despondent about the organization of the Authority’s upcoming congress but says he will still part of the election process and run for the Chairmanship.Captan together with Lawyer Peter Zwennes, Henry Manly-Spain and Francis Decland, all former board members of the GBA are running for the topmost position to lead the Authority. The ex-GBA chairman and his executive members were ordered by the National Sports Authority to vacate office earlier this year after they had overstayed their initial tenure of two years.According to Samir Captan, he expected the National Sports Authority to resolve all issues concerning his tenure which had been sent to court, to be settled before setting a date for the congress.“Am not happy about the whole issue of congress, because after I was served a letter indicating it was illegal for me to oversee the affairs of Ghana boxing ,I was told the court would sit on the case. Just to hear after a few months is that , there is an impending Congress. I’m less impressed, he said in an exclusive interview on last Saturday’s Joy Sports Link.In the wake of all the misgivings however, Samir Captan insists he will be part of the process with the sole aim of correcting the way things are done.“If the Boxing congress has not been organized properly and am complaining about it it’s only wise that I take part to ensure the wrongs are corrected” he added.Samir captan, who was once a promoter and trainer served as the chairman of the authority from the year 2011 till his administration was dissolved . Before his appointment as Chairman he served under the Moses Foh-Amoaning-led board as member in Charge of Promotions. The experienced Boxing enthusiast boasts of over 40 years of dedication to the development and promotion of the sport in Ghana and the nurturing of the legendary Azumah Nelson. The elections would take place on Thursday March 14, 2013. read more

Warriors smash Cavaliers in NBA Finals opener

first_imgKevin Durant scored a game-high 38 points and Stephen Curry hit six three-pointers as the Golden State Warriors cruised to a lopsided 113-91 win in the first game of the NBA Finals on Thursday.The highly-anticipated meeting between the defending champion Cavaliers and the top-seeded Warriors did not disappoint initially, with sensational dunks by LeBron James and Durant during a see-sawing first quarter.But the wheels came off quickly for the visiting Cavaliers in the second half, with Durant sinking a three-pointer and Warriors center Zaza Pachulia hitting a lay-up on their way to a 10-0 run.The final outcome was all but a formality by the start of the fourth quarter as the Warriors forged 21 points ahead.The Warriors, who had not played in nine days, were rusty at the outset, missing shots close to the basket and looking anxious when they had possession.”Our first half was sloppy on the offensive end, we were missing a lot of lay-ups,” said Curry. “A little gun shy with our shots. But our defense allowed us to create some momentum until we got our flow.”But the Cavaliers hurt themselves with 20 turnovers, tying an NBA record for a playoff or Finals game.The Warriors, meanwhile, committed just four, tying the record for the fewest in a Finals game.The Warriors and Cavaliers are meeting in their third consecutive Finals, a matchup many predicted when the season began after Golden State signed Durant in a blockbuster move. The Warriors won the 2015 championship but let a 3-1 lead slip last year as James’s Cavaliers finally brought the Larry O’Brien trophy back to Ohio.The Warriors know better than to relax against James and their rivals, Durant said.”We’re playing a great team, we’re playing the champs. You know they’re not going to give up at all,” he said on court.The Warriors improved their postseason record to an unprecedented 13-0 while the Cavaliers suffered just their second loss since the playoffs began in mid-April. “It wasn’t just the third quarter, it was the whole game,” James, who gave up eight turnovers, told reporters after the Cavaliers were outscored by 13 points in the period.”It started with myself having some turnovers, especially in the first half. I pride myself on not turning the ball over and I did it too much.”When asked what was different about the Warriors compared to their two previous Finals, James was succinct.”K.D.,” he said, referring to Durant.”We got to figure out how to combat that, which is going to be a tough challenge for us,” he said. The teams will meet again in Oakland on Sunday for Game Two of the best-of-seven series.last_img read more