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Joshua Harmon’s Significant Other to Transfer to B’way

first_img View Comments Joshua Harmon’s Significant Other, which played off-Broadway at Roundabout’s Laura Pels Theatre last spring, is heading to Broadway. The show will begin performances in February and open in March 2017 at a Shubert theater to be announced. Harmon previously penned the acclaimed Bad Jews for Roundabout.Directed by Trip Cullman, Significant Other explores the ups and downs (mostly downs) of singledom in the city. Jordan Berman would love to be in love, but that’s easier said than done. So until he meets Mr. Right, he wards off lonely nights with his trio of close-knit girlfriends. But as singles’ nights turn into bachelorette parties, Jordan finds that supporting the ones you love can be just as impossible as finding love itself.No official word yet on casting, but the off-Broadway company included Lindsay Mendez, Gideon Glick, Barbara Barrie, John Behlmann, Sas Goldberg, Carra Patterson and Luke Smith. Lindsay Mendez as Laura & Gideon Glick as Jordan Berman in ‘Significant Other’Joan Marcuslast_img read more

How trust impacts culture in a cross-generational workplace

first_imgThe foundation of any relationship?Trust. It makes sense then, that trust is also the key ingredient in developing successful relationships at work. And in a cross-generational workplace, we must know how trust is defined by different generations.Why is Trust Often Hard to Maintain at Work?Too often, the primary goal of an old-school company is to drive profits. Rather than focusing on fulfilling a purpose or accomplishing a common goal, the focus on financial gain becomes a barrier to developing trust.In these cultures, the employees don’t feel a shared connection. They don’t see themselves growing with the employer; they no longer feel they want the same things. Most important, they don’t feel like they belong, which makes a mutually beneficial relationship – and trust – impossible. continue reading » 20SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Call for Govt to act over square-eyed Kiwi kids

first_imgOneNews 10 February 2015A family values lobby group is asking the Government to introduce guidelines for limiting screen time for children.Family First says a recent report shows children are risking their health by spending too much time glued to the TV screen or other devices.The organisation wants the Ministry of Health to consider screen time as a personal health issue and to formally include it in the health education curriculum.Children’s Commissioner Dr Russell Wills disagrees, telling TV ONE’s Breakfast today the Government doesn’t want to interfere in New Zealanders’ lives by telling them how much television they should watch.He says it is up to parents to limit the times their children watch TV or play video games.Despite US research showing children spend too much time texting, playing video games and watching TV, Dr Wills says screen time can been beneficial to children.“After two [years of age] there’s plenty of evidence screen time can do good,” he said.However, Dr Aric Sigman, who wrote the report – We Need to Talk – Screen time in NZ, Media Use – says people are unaware of the medical and developmental risks of too much screen time.“The ages at which children start viewing screens and the number of hours watched per day is increasingly linked to negative physiological changes, medical conditions and development outcomes including significant sleep disturbances, attention problems and impulsiveness,” he says.Dr Sigman says children are susceptible to developing a long-term problematic dependency to technology.http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/call-govt-act-over-square-eyed-kiwi-kids-6231356last_img read more

I sold peppers, tomatoes for my mum, says Ndidi

first_imgWilfred Ndidi has opened up on the challenges he faced before actualising his dream of becoming a professional footballer. Promoted ContentA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love With9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooPlus-Size Girls Who Set The Catwalk On FireBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day8 Fascinating Facts About CoffeeWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body? Born and raised in Lagos, the soldier’s son never had it easy as he interchanged between helping his family survive as well as fulfill his childhood desire. Despite being dropped from Nigeria’s U17 team, Ndidi rose to prominence featuring for Nigeria at the 2013 Fifa U20 World Cup in Turkey before making his way into the Super Eagles squad, where he has become a constant figure. In a no-holds-barred chat with Out of Home Podcast, the 23-year-old narrated his story of how he helped his mother hawk fruits and food items as his contribution to sustain his household. “Though we had some ups and downs and trying to meet up with some bills, I was always there for my mum,” said Ndidi. “My mum was a food vendor and I supported her by hawking. I don’t regret that because growing up was really tough because it was all about survival. There were no fruits that I didn’t sell. “I was the market boy and I was known mostly for selling groundnuts because it comes out every season. Just name them – I sold peppers, tomatoes and avocado. “We basically sold fruits that came with different seasons. And all these were done to survive in the military zone and outside.” Ndidi’s desire to make a living out of football met strong resistance from his father who wanted him in school – however, financial constraints meant that didn’t materialise. On several occasions, he was in his father’s bad books and he would get punished for playing football. Indeed, that goal would have faded into thin air had he not been transferred out of Lagos. “It was difficult because my dad wanted me to go to school but there was no money,” he continued. “What made it easier for me was that when he was transferred out of Lagos. I had the freedom because when he was around, if I go out to train and he gets home before me, I have to explain where I was coming from. And when I tell him I went to play football, I get whooped. “There was a time I got whooped with a cow skin ‘Koboko’ and it was like a tattoo on my body. I couldn’t wear my shirt because when I put my clothes on, it becomes sticky and it’s painful. It was a military kind of discipline.” Unlike other kids, the Super Eagles star never had a chance to train with his age group, but with those older than who played him for an underhanded motive. “Growing up, I didn’t get a chance to play more with my peers because they were training in the evenings while the bigger guys were training in the morning. I was training with the bigger guys but just for ten minutes because I was too small,” he added. “They always put me in when everyone is tired and also for them to be able to give me the training bibs to wash and bring the next day. “My mum kept complaining because I didn’t have the time to wash them because I had to go hawk for her, but before I return, she would have washed them. That was the routine until I left my mum for Nath Boys.” read also:Leicester City resist offers for Ndidi Thanks to an impressive showing at Genk, the midfielder was snapped up by English side Leicester for a deal worth £17 million on January 5, 2017.center_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… last_img read more


first_imgPARTS of Donegal are being pounded once again with massive downpours.In the past hour roads have been flooded again in and around Letterkenny, Ramelton, Milford and Kilmacrennan.Gardai are advising motorists to take “extreme care” on roads across the county today. “Water is lying very quickly after each downpour and this is creating difficulties for motorists,” said a Garda spokesman.Forecasters say the heavy showers will continue throughout the day. NEW FLOOD ALERT AS MASSIVE DOWNPOURS HIT AGAIN was last modified: July 29th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:NEW FLOOD ALERT AS MASSIVE DOWNPOURS HIT AGAINlast_img read more


first_imgCommunities across County Donegal are faced with the closure of half the county’s post offices within eighteen months, according to representatives of the Irish Postmasters Union this week.And as the crisis deepens, the postmasters were called to an urgent union meeting in Sligo at the weekend to hear a detailed analysis of the problems now facing the service. And the picture that has emerged is one of the bleakest ever scenarios for the future of Donegal’s seventy post offices.In fact, one postmaster told the Tirconail Tribune there is the very real possibility that An Post will close as much as 75% of its network in this county.Donegal has in the region of seventy post offices in the network, says Brian Cannon of Leitermacaward and that has fallen from one hundred and ten in recent years.He predicts that unless the Government takes immediate action as the main stake holder in the service, rural offices are about to disappear forever. As the Inishowen, Rosguill and Fanad Peninsulas into Dunfanaghy and Gweedore are faced with the closure of their remaining post offices, a public petition for the retention of the offices has begun this week and the community will travel to Dublin on February 26th as part of a nationwide protest outside the Dail.Back in the day the network in the Fanad Peninsula has seen office closures at Ballynashannagh: Tamney: Ballyheerin: Kindrum: Doaghbeg and Portsalon and only three offices remain…for the moment.This week the community has awoken to the realisation that all remaining five offices in Fanad and Rossguill are scheduled for closure, says the Union.There are deep concerns about the future of every single rural post office in Donegal, said Brian Cannon, postmaster at Leitermacaward.He says all they are getting is lip service from our politicians until the local elections are over: and then we will see the threats emerge into closures in the next couple of years.It has emerged that concerned postmasters have met this week withDeputy Joe McHugh at Milford to seek his party’s assistance in keeping rural post offices open. However we understand that the meetingachieved nothing by way of reassuring the postmaster that there is going to be any change of policy.In fact, said a number of postmasters the current policy of An Post to close post offices is Government policy and it is not going to be changed.The Irish Postmasters Union told members last weekend that the future of post offices is under the most serious threat in recent years. And the threat is so serious that unless and urgent action plan is put in place immediately most of the country’s network of 1150 branches will be shut down.The Union has pointed to the loss of revenue as a consequence of government failure to honour their commitment as laid down in the programme for Government to retain the network. The commitment says the Union included plans to increase footfall at these offices but the opposite has happened.An Post has completed the installation of post boxes outside of offices amid complaints that this decision has reduced drastically the numbers of people using the network to purchase stamps and other services that are available in the post office.The Postmasters Union points to the new departure by An Post to create a different services network outside of the company. This, they say includes services at Tesco stores, Supervalu and Green Apple filling stations.This service is called ‘Post & Pay’ and is having a serious impact on revenue in post offices. It has also emerged that the Social Welfare Contract which is An Post’s big earner could disappear within two year, says the postmasters.This contract believed to worth around €60 million to An Post only sees €20million going into the actual network and now the Dept of Social Welfare is about to seek a reduction in the cost of this contract.At the same time many in receipt of social welfare are using the banks since An Post has not allowed many of it’s smaller offices to process the banking arrangements.A spokeswoman for the Union told the Tribune: “Following the awarding of the welfare contract, An Post has tabled a proposal to reduce the rate paid for unemployment. This reduction, amounting to €4.6 million could result in the loss of up to 10% of their postmasters income.In those circumstances it would not be any longer viable to run the service.”It is also said that An Post may attempt to impose a new contract system on the postmasters that may do away with benefits they currently enjoy and which are factored into their income.And it is also believed the company is about to introduce a new model of remuneration that will reduce further the income of the postmasters.An Post is the biggest retail service network in the country with1,150 post offices and 170 postal agencies — most of which are operated by independent contractors who are paid on a transaction basis.Despite the closures, An Post has claimed Ireland still has one of the most extensive postal networks anywhere in Europe with 3.5 post offices for every 10,000 people. They are claiming that such a ratio ranked Ireland 3rd out of 31 countries in Europe.However it appears that regular mail now only accounts for 17% of An Post’s revenue. The single biggest income source is payment from the Department of Social Protection for the distribution of social welfare, which accounts for 35% of the company’s revenue, followed by the State’s savings products (30%).The major demonstration at the Dail is on February 26th with a number of coaches from Donegal now being organised.The Postmasters Union has secured an agreement with Deputies Seamus Healy and John Halligan to put down a private member’s motion in the Dail for the evenings of Feb, 25th and 26th. The motion will be supported by Fianna Fail and Sinn Fein but not by any government deputies.In the meantime, Cllr. Ian McGarvey, Mayor of Donegal is to travel with the Donegal group to the Dail to engage in an intense lobbying effort to save the post office network in Donegal.He told the Tribune that if the post offices are allowed to close it is yet another nail in the coffin for rural communities who’ve already seen most of their local services disappear.UP TO 75% OF DONEGAL POST OFFICES NOW FACE CLOSURE – UNION was last modified: February 13th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:An Postdonegallast_img read more

New investor requests two seats on newlook Donaco board

first_imgJust a week after acquiring a 19.25% stake in Southeast Asian casino operator Donaco International, Hong Kong hedge fund Argyle Street Management Ltd (ASM) has filed a written request for two seats on the board.Donaco revealed on Monday that its newest investor wants two representatives of an associated firm called On Nut Road Ltd, Mr Kurkye Wong and Mr Yan Ho Leo Chan, appointed as directors of the company. Donaco completes board renewal process with appointment Aruze’s Yugo Kinoshita Donaco ready to reset after horror year sees losses widen in FY19 on Cambodia impairment charge Load More ASM has also requested that Donaco “refrains from making any decisions that cause material changes to the corporate structure, capital structure, acquisitions or divestments of Company assets, and/or management control of the company until a new Board which is reflective of the stakeholders of the company is established.”The development comes after ASM, which is reportedly controlled by Thai hotel billionaire Chanin Donavanik, acquired a 19.25% stake in Donaco from Orchard Capital Partners (OCP) 10 days ago. The acquisition represented a significant portion of the 27.25% stake OCP had previously seized from Donaco founder Joey Lim after he defaulted on a loan repayment in November 2018.While ASM has wasted no time in pushing for board positions, Donaco indicated a more cautious approach in an ASX filing on Monday.“The Board and management of the Company have not previously had any contact whatsoever with representatives of On Nut Road Limited, or its associate, Argyle Street Management Limited of Hong Kong,” Donaco stated.“Accordingly, the Board is not aware of ASM’s intentions for the Company, or its reasons for acquiring a 19.25% voting interest in the Company and seeking to appoint two representatives to the Board.”Donaco also noted that it has a five-member board which would normally entitle ASM to a single board representative rather than two.Ironically, an EGM is already scheduled for 18 July after another group of shareholders led by Silver Heritage Group Chairman James Spenceley filed a formal request for Joey and Ben Lim to be removed from the board.Donaco said it could not make any commitment to ASM’s request for board representation but would initiate talks to better understand its intentions as well as the qualifications and experience of the two candidates. RelatedPosts Donaco reveals addition of two new board members as makeover continueslast_img read more