The University of Evansville Theatre announces six productions for the 2019-2020 season. Newly hired as an Assistant Professor of Acting, Amelia McClain makes her directing debut at the University of Evansville withSMALL MOUTH SOUNDS, in the May Studio Theatre, Sept. 20 through 26. SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS, by Drama Desk Award-winning writer Bess Wohl, was a 2016 off-Broadway hit and New York Times Critic’s Pick.Tlaloc Rivas, a New York City-based theatre artist, guest directs THE THREE MUSKETEERS, in Shanklin Theatre, Oct. 18 through 27. Inspired by the novel of Alexandre Dumas, this new play by Megan Monaghan Rivas is set in 17th century France, but reimagined in aworld where women and men are equally empowered.Blake Ware, a senior theatre performance major from Evansville, Ind., directs LONE STAR SPIRITS, in the May Studio Theatre, Nov. 18 through 24. The New York Times called it, “Another spunky, funny work by Josh Tobiessen.”The spring season begins with the musical VIOLET, music by the Tony Award-winning composer Jeanine Tesori, lyrics and book by Brian Crawley, and based on “The Ugliest Pilgrim,” by Doris Betts. Slated to be directed by Resident Director Wes Grantom and music directed by Adjunct Instructor Dana Taylor, this musical originally premiered Off-Broadway in 1997 and won the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Musical and the revised version made its Broadway debut in 2014 and received a Tony Award nomination for Best Revival of a Musical. VIOLET runs in Shanklin Theatre, Feb. 21 through Mar. 1.Blake Elliott, a senior stage management major from Cypress, Texas, directs COLUMBINUS, created by the United States Theatre Project and written by Stephen Karam and PJ Paparelli, in the May Studio Theatre, Mar. 23 through 29. Peter Marks of The Washington Post called this play, “An ambitious examination of the suburbanization of evil.”McClain takes helm of the final production of the season, Anton Chekhov’s THE SEAGULL, in Shanklin Theatre, April 17 through 26. Adapted by Tom Stoppard, the Academy Award winning writer of SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE, his version of THE SEAGULL remains faithful to the humor Chekhov intended to convey amid all the pathos.Subscription tickets for the three-play Shanklin Theatre series are available for $46 adult and $40 for senior adults, UE employees, and any student. Patrons can also purchase a three-play May Studio Theatre subscription for $25. Subscriptions may be purchased by calling 812.488.2747.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
Former Mayor Bud Knight participated in the annual Unlocking of the Ocean ceremony on Memorial Day Weekend in recent years.Visitation with the family of former Ocean City Mayor Henry “Bud” Knight will be 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday (March 13) at The Godfrey Funeral Home, 644 South Shore Road, in Palermo.A funeral Mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 14, at St. Augustine Church, 13th Street and Wesley Avenue in Ocean City.Read more: Former Ocean City Mayor Henry “Bud” Knight Dies at 82.City Council on Thursday evening unanimously passed a resolution honoring the memory of Knight, and all those in attendance stood and applauded after it was read.Each member of City Council spoke of their memories of Knight, and members of the city administration added their own.“The best word that sums him up is ‘kind,’ ” said Mike Dattilo, who worked for many years in Knight’s administration. “The first thing he always said was, ‘How’s your family?’ ”“He was always very, very supportive of the city team,” Dattilo said.“He always had an open-door policy,” City Clerk Linda MacIntyre said. “All the employees were his family.”“On behalf of a grateful city, we appreciate everything he has done,” Mayor Jay Gillian said.See the full resolution honoring Knight:Download (PDF, 479KB)
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On 4 January 2016 John Thomas Hanbury was appointed a director of Crownsbury Limited, before the company operated a payroll processing bureau, which it had not done prior to his appointment.However, the company entered into Administration on 18 July 2016 and the Insolvency Service’s subsequent investigation found that between 4 January and 18 July 2016, John Hanbury failed to ensure Crownsbury maintained and/or preserved adequate accounting records.He also failed to deliver adequate accounting records to the Joint Administrators when required to do so. As a result, it has not been possible to verify what the company’s income and expenditure was after 3 May 2016 – the date its bank account was closed.Further investigations found that it was not possible to determine the reason for receipts totalling £7,849 received between 24 March 2016 and 8 April 2016 into Crownsbury’s bank account from a connected company, of which John Hanbury is a director, as well as determining the reason for a receipt of £520,000 into Crownsbury’s bank account on 15 April 2016.There were numerous other payments out of the company’s bank account for which no proper explanation or verification could be found.As a result, on 7 August 2018, the Secretary of State accepted a disqualification undertaking from John Hanbury, after he did not dispute that he failed to ensure the company maintained and/or preserved, or alternatively following administration, deliver up adequate accounting records to the Joint Administrators.His ban is effective from 28 August 2018 and lasts for 7 years.Anthea Simpson, Chief Investigator for the Insolvency Service, said: Disqualification undertakings are the administrative equivalent of a disqualification order but do not involve court proceedings.Persons subject to a disqualification order are bound by a range of other restrictions.The Insolvency Service administers the insolvency regime, investigating all compulsory liquidations and individual insolvencies (bankruptcies) through the Official Receiver to establish why they became insolvent. It may also use powers under the Companies Act 1985 to conduct confidential fact-finding investigations into the activities of live limited companies in the UK. In addition, the agency deals with disqualification of directors in corporate failures, assesses and pays statutory entitlement to redundancy payments when an employer cannot or will not pay employees, provides banking and investment services for bankruptcy and liquidation estate funds and advises ministers and other government departments on insolvency law and practice.Further information about the work of the Insolvency Service, and how to complain about financial misconduct, is available.Contact Press OfficeMedia enquiries for this press release – 020 7674 6910 or 020 7596 6187 Twitter LinkedIn YouTube Press Office act as a director of a company take part, directly or indirectly, in the promotion, formation or management of a company or limited liability partnership be a receiver of a company’s property Email [email protected] Media Manager 0303 003 1743 You can also follow the Insolvency Service on: Directors have a duty to ensure their companies maintain proper accounting records, and, following insolvency, deliver them to the office-holder in the interests of fairness and transparency. Without a full account of transactions it is impossible to determine whether a director has discharged his duties properly, or is using a lack of documentation as a cloak for impropriety. This service is for journalists only. For any other queries, please contact the Insolvency Enquiry Line.For all media enquiries outside normal working hours, please contact the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Press Office on 020 7215 1000. Office currently closed during the coronavirus pandemic. Notes to editorsJohn Thomas Hanbury is of Shipley, West Yorkshire and his date of birth is June 1958.Crownsbury Limited was incorporated on 30 March 2001 (Company Reg no. 04191092).A disqualification order has the effect that without specific permission of a court, a person with a disqualification cannot:
Editor’s note: A shortened version of this article ran in April 20 print edition of The Observer.Seven graduating seniors received awards from Notre Dame’s Division of Student Affairs at the annual Student Leadership Awards Banquet held March 31, according to a University press release.Keri O’Mara | The Observer The press release stated Student Affairs will also honor graduate student Aamir Ahmed Khan at the Graduate School Awards Ceremony on May 15.“Humbled” was the descriptor of choice for students who received awards.Senior Matthew Wong, who received the Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, C.S.C., Award, said he was “very surprised and honored and very humble for sure.”This year’s recipient of the Ray Siegfried Award for Leadership Excellence, senior Megan Heeder, said she was “very humbled and grateful for the recognition that I’ve been somewhat successful in my desire to make a positive impact on the lives of other people here.”According to the press release, each of the eight awards acknowledges particular leadership qualities in students “who have made exceptional contributions to the Notre Dame community.”The Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, C.S.C., Award celebrates a senior who has promoted a spirit of diversity and inclusion during his or her time on campus and was awarded to Wong for his service as chair of the Diversity Council of Notre Dame, according to the press release.“I think [this award] really shows that Notre Dame is putting diversity and inclusion at the forefront,” he said. “It’s acknowledging students who are taking steps to making Notre Dame more welcoming, regardless of socioeconomic background, race, gender, ethnicity — whatever it may be.”Wong said the accomplishments of the Diversity Council — which include last year’s submission of a 10-point resolution containing recommendations on diversity to the administration — are the result of the combined efforts of the entire board.“Without them, all of the stuff we’ve done as a council would have been impossible. There’s no way I could have carried all that weight by myself,” he said.The Ray Siegfried Award for Leadership Excellence, presented to Heeder for her involvement in the Robinson Community Learning Center’s Youth Development AmeriCorps and the Center for Social Concern’s Summer Service Learning Program, honors a student who has demonstrated leadership, athletic ability and a love for the Catholic faith, according to the press release.Heeder, who participated as a three-sport varsity athlete her freshman through junior years, said she was honored to receive the award because it acknowledged her “some degree of success in creating a positive change in the lives of other people.”“Because if I leave here without doing that, then what was the point of being here at all?” she said.The Mike Russo Spirit Award highlights a student’s service and personal character, and was given to former student body president Lauren Vidal for her efforts regarding campus safety, mental health awareness and community outreach, the press release stated.“Having an opportunity to really listen to those around me and speak on their behalf in larger conversations about campus climate or need fueled my efforts each day,” Vidal said. “I learned that it is only when you follow the needs of your peers and school, when you put their needs first, that you truly lead in the role.”The Rev. A. Leonard Collins, C.S.C., Award was presented to former student government chief of staff Juan Rangel for his dedication in serving the interests of the student body, according to the press release. Particularly, the award recognized Rangel’s commitment to increasing support for students of high financial need and undocumented students.“I think, especially with us all being college students, it’s really easy to become individualistic and think about the needs and necessities that we ourselves have — we need to go to office hours, and we need to get good grades, and we need to find a job,” Rangel said. “But there’s so many concerns that we have ourselves, that we sometimes forget the concerns of others around us.”Rangel, who served as the 2014-2015 Campus Ministry multicultural intern, also co-founded and became president of the Student Coalition for Immigration Advocacy in order to raise awareness about immigration issues and to stimulate outreach to undocumented students, he said.“I feel so lucky to have met so many people on campus who have supported me through my crazy endeavors,” he said.The Blessed Basil Moreau, C.S.C., Leadership Award, given to senior Grace Carroll for her work coordinating this year’s Campus Ministry Freshman Retreat, honors a student “who embodies Blessed Fr. Moreau’s vision of educating heart and mind, as well as someone who has demonstrated significant effort to advancing the Catholic character of the University,” the press release stated.“I was really surprised to get the award, never expected to get it,” Carroll said. “I’m just doing what everyone around me is trying to do, and that’s just trying to be a better person every day.”Carroll, also the Campus Ministry representative in student government, said she believes the freshman retreat and Campus Ministry are important to the campus community because they encourage students to reflect upon their daily lives.“Our generation, often we find God in relationships, and we find God through service,” she said. “I think it’s really important that when we’re doing service, we’re remembering why we’re doing it, and I think in Campus Ministry, we’re trying to make that connection more intentional.”The John W. Gardner Student Leadership Award recognized senior Christina Gutierrez for her commitment to service in the greater South Bend community, according to the press release. Gutierrez said she specifically received the award for her work volunteering and fundraising for the Monroe Park Grocery Cooperative in South Bend and for her service as president of the Notre Dame chapter of the World Hunger Coalition.“I’ve been blessed to have free time and to have resources to provide to other people who need them more,” she said. “Getting to use that for a greater purpose and for an issue that’s really important to me — hunger and malnutrition and healthy eating — and getting to pair that up with meeting people from the South Bend community, I think is really cool.”Gutierrez said she has been involved with the Monroe Park Grocery Cooperative since the end of her freshman year and that during her sophomore year, she directed a project to design and sell a calendar cookbook which raised nearly $5,000 for the cooperative.“It’s a great sense of fulfillment knowing that you can engage in a community that you don’t necessarily live in, but that you’re still more broadly a part of,” she said.The Denny Moore Award for Excellence in Journalism acknowledges a graduating senior who, according to the press release, exhibits exemplary character and writing ability.The press release stated this year’s recipient, Jonathan Warren, was granted the award for his achievements as the former Editor-in-Chief of Scholastic and for his service as the public relations director for The Shirt Project.“I think Notre Dame’s values, those of educating the whole person and serving others, values I’m told Denny Moore exemplified, really lend themselves to a meaningful education in journalism,” Warren said. “I’ve been grateful to work with other students, professors and mentors who have helped me to explore journalism as a practice of empathy and service to others.“My role with Scholastic has allowed me to meet so many incredible people, and students in particular, whose stories have inspired me. … Ultimately, I owe so much to the writers, editors and our adviser, Bob Franken, for their help and for giving me the platform to try to deeply explore this campus.”The Sister Jean Lenz, O.S.F., Leadership Award, to be presented to Khan for his accomplishments as the 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 president of the Muslim Student Association, distinguishes a graduate student who promotes a welcoming and diverse atmosphere on campus, according to the press release.“I was very overwhelmed,” Khan said, recalling the moment he learned he was to receive the award. “This is undoubtedly the biggest extracurricular recognition that I have ever received throughout my career.”Tags: Awards, Commencement, division of student affairs, Seniors, student leadership awards
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Houston Chronicle:Americans of a certain age likely remember Tennessee Ernie Ford, a TV entertainer whose musical rendition of a coal miner’s lament, “Sixteen Tons,” sold millions of records in the mid-1950s. Written a decade earlier by a former Kentucky coal miner, “Sixteen Tons” opened with the evocative question: “You load sixteen tons, what do you get?” In his sonorous baritone voice, Ford offered up a doleful reply. What you get when you load sixteen tons of number nine coal, he sang, is “another day older and deeper in debt.”More than a half century later, Texas Rick Perry, the nation’s energy secretary, knows whereof Tennessee Ernie sang. Although Perry can’t admit it, he knows that coal-mining is a dying industry and, despite its proud tradition, a dangerous, dead end occupation for fewer and fewer American workers. Texas Rick knows that, and yet, “bless his little, ol’ pea-pickin’ heart” — as Tennessee Ernie would have exclaimed — he’s now having to warble his own coal-mining ditty.Perry has been ordered by President Trump to prepare immediate steps to keep money-losing coal and nuclear plants from shutting down. One plan under consideration is to require operators of the nation’s electricity grid to buy power or reserve generation capacity from plants scheduled to be retired. Phillip Bump of the Washington Post has compared the Trump/Perry plan to “having a failing grocery store in your neighborhood and the government mandating that everyone do enough of their shopping there to keep the place from shutting down.”Never mind that we consumers will be paying more for our “groceries” under the Trump directive. Never mind that coal is losing out in a power market dominated by cheap natural gas and increasingly efficient forms of renewable energy. What’s important is an ongoing effort by the White House to fulfill an implausible Trump campaign promise to bail out the coal and nuclear industries and to reward the operators who are his cronies. Perry, if he wants to keep his job, can only salute his boss—and betray his oft-proclaimed faith in the free market.Texans can appreciate the irony. This is the erstwhile governor who was so “fed up,” he even wrote a book, an impassioned screed decrying federal government intervention. Gov. Perry would have sneered at the blatant government intervention in the free market that Secretary Perry insists is necessary, and he would have scoffed at the “national security” rationale offered up by the White House.Now, of course, Perry—and we—are at the mercy of a president so ill-informed about the environment that he would reverse the progress we’ve made with natural gas and renewables. If Trump’s unprecedented effort to intervene in the energy market goes forward, whether through mandates or subsidies, then both natural gas and Texas suffers, and so does the rest of the country.More: Perry vs. Texas: Coal bailout will sell out wind and natural gas [Editorial] Editorial: Trump bailout turns free market upside down
By Dialogo January 22, 2013 Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer announced the completion of a contract with the country’s Air Force for $215 million to modernize five radar aircraft, ahead of the upcoming 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics. The Brazilian company said in a statement that the agreement considers the modernization of electronic warfare systems in five EMB 145 aircraft, as well as their command and control and air surveillance radar systems. The aircraft that will be modernized are known in the Brazilian Air Force as E-99, and are capable of detecting, tracing and identifying targets in their area of coverage, along with transmitting this information to their allied forces. Additionally, they can perform intelligence and electronic interception, and border control tasks, said the statement. Embraer is the third commercial aircraft manufacturer worldwide, after U.S. Boeing, and European Airbus. In late 2012, the Brazilian government announced the creation of a military organization to prevent cyber attacks in view of the major sports events in the upcoming years. It is impressive to see, when there are basic development policies and no matter what political model is used, how development is achieved in Brazil.It is a shame that in our country we are getting close to economic development, but only in trivial aspects.I am not making light of tourism, as far as simply presenting native dances or praising the excellent Peruvian food; but we have forgotten the nature of development, which is investing in projects that replace the volatility of tourism (food and native dances), since culture has many interesting aspects.I believe that, if we respect ourselves, we should prioritize the preparation of a development project, structured appropriately, but obligatorily at a national level, in order to avoid that people – or better said political adventurers – like, for example, mayors, Regional Presidents, councilors and advisers, waste the resources of the Canon Minero and other resources in personal “Government Plans” that ultimately do no good. Hopefully our Congress (and its zoo), as well as the Executive and his Ministers, work towards that, so that we don’t lose another opportunity, as always. This is a new Brazil.
National security chief vows to punish drug smugglers Gary Griffith, the country’s minister of national security, told the Trinidad Express newspaper that those behind the illegal cocaine shipment would be caught. “Regardless of who it is or how high it goes, I can assure you that I will do all I can to ensure that the persons are brought to justice,” Griffith said. “People always ask about the ‘big fish.’ Well, I want the ‘big fish’ badly.” Drug trafficking is a particular problem for the Caribbean, the UNDP said in its report, because it spawns high levels of violence and corruption. “The Caribbean is a critical transit route between drug producers and large-scale consumers,” the report said. “An improved worldwide policy addressing the problem of addictive drugs could contribute considerably to reducing levels of violence and social disruption in the Caribbean.” Gary Griffith, the country’s minister of national security, told the Trinidad Express newspaper that those behind the illegal cocaine shipment would be caught. “Regardless of who it is or how high it goes, I can assure you that I will do all I can to ensure that the persons are brought to justice,” Griffith said. “People always ask about the ‘big fish.’ Well, I want the ‘big fish’ badly.” Drug trafficking is a particular problem for the Caribbean, the UNDP said in its report, because it spawns high levels of violence and corruption. “The Caribbean is a critical transit route between drug producers and large-scale consumers,” the report said. “An improved worldwide policy addressing the problem of addictive drugs could contribute considerably to reducing levels of violence and social disruption in the Caribbean.” Latin America and the Caribbean nations comprise 8.5 percent of the world’s population but account for 27 percent of the world’s homicides, according to a recent report by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). The report, which is the most recent analysis of homicide statistics for the region, states that violent crime is hampering economic development in the regions. The Caribbean Human Development Report (HDR), released in November 2013, analyzes the impact of insecurity and violence on “small island developing states” in the Caribbean. It also provides recommendations on how to address violent crime in the seven countries selected for this study: Antigua & Barbuda, Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, St. Lucia, Suriname and Trinidad & Tobago. Of the more than 1,200 people were surveyed for the UNDP report, nearly 10 percent said they had been victims of crime in the preceding 12 months. That ranged from a low of 6 percent in Jamaica to a high of 11 percent in Antigua & Barbuda, St. Lucia and Barbados. In addition, 30 percent of females surveyed said they worry about being sexually assaulted, while 12 percent of women and 9 percent of men fear domestic violence. The percentage of those who had actually experienced domestic violence ranged from a low of 6 percent in Jamaica to a high of 17 percent in Guyana. In Trinidad, the ruling People’s Partnership government vowed to “defeat criminals within the law” after the twin-island nation recorded its 19th homicide in a span of seven days. “I will not allow an evil and violent minority to continue to inflict harm, fear and tragedy on the lives of our citizens,” Prime Minister Kamla Persad Bissessar told reporters Jan. 8, 2014, following a meeting of her National Security Council. “Wherever you hide, whoever your accomplices are and whatever you believe you have done with impunity, we will find you, and you will be punished.” By Dialogo January 31, 2014 Police Commissioner Stephen Williams has restricted all leave for police officers “so we can have all hands on deck in the fight against crime,” the prime minister said. “This means all officers from the top to the bottom. There is to be a greater collaborative effort between the police and the defense forces to maximize the use of all their resources,” she said, adding that she would no longer tolerate excuses for failure. “Violence by a very small minority is eating away at the freedoms and peace that the majority has a right to enjoy.” The new anti-crime measures are the latest to be unveiled by the government of Persad-Bissessar, who became prime minister in May 2010. Following Deputy Police Commissioner Mervyn Richardson’s January 2013 declaration that Trinidad would cut its homicide rate in half, the government launched joint military-police patrols and deployed 2,000 additional troops to fight arms trafficking. The most notable strategic shift occurred in August 2011, when Persdad-Bissessar declared a state of emergency in certain areas of the country affected by gang activity. This included most of Port of Spain and its suburbs, along with the cities of San Fernando, Arima and Chaguanas. The state of emergency, originally called for 15 days but ultimately extended for 90 days, instituted an 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. curfew and gave military personnel the power to search, seize property and arrest people. The government’s new anti-crime strategy isn’t as drastic as was the state of emergency declared in 2011, when 354 homicides were reported in the country. That was an improvement over 2008, when 550 homicides were recorded in Trinidad. It was the country’s most violent year on record. In 2012, homicide rate was 35.2 per 100,000 inhabitants, according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). Despite the oil wealth that has given Trinidad & Tobago an annual per-capita income of about $18,000, the country is grappling with one of the Caribbean’s highest homicide rates. Some of the violence is driven by violent transnational criminal organizations, authorities said. Drug traffickers frequently use Trinidad as a transshipment hub for cocaine smuggled to the United States, Mexico, and Europe. Drug traffickers sometimes use legitimate businesses to transport drugs. For example, on Jan. 21, 2014 U.S. officials announced they had confiscated 732 pounds of cocaine concealed in cans of fruit juice at the Port of Norfolk in Virginia. Federal investigators estimated the wholesale value of the cocaine — shipped from SM Jaleel & Co. Ltd., a local beverage manufacturer in Port of Spain — at $12 million, with a street value of up to $100 million. In a statement to the press, the Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers Association said that “SM Jaleel has over 90 years of dedicated service to the socioeconomic landscape of Trinidad and Tobago, is a substantial employers as well as the largest non-petrochemical exporter in the country. It is a model of local business success. Unfortunately, some of its brands and products appear to be targeted by sophisticated drug smugglers.” Homicide rate still a concern Trinidad: ‘All hands on deck’ to fight violent crime
4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr A longstanding challenge for credit unions has been optimizing their investment in branches. In the not-too-distant past, big banks with their coast-to-coast network of physical locations commanded a clear lead.Today, the competitive advantage may be swinging more toward buzz-worthy solutions for mobile and online account access, from both traditional financial institutions and new financial technology (fintech) companies.Still, the financial services industry is a long way from bidding farewell to the branch. So rather than standing pat, it may be time to reinvent person-to-person service with a sales-centric flair.A white paper from Financial Management Solutions Inc. (FMSI) on the “Top Five Practices Holding Your Branch Back” pinpoints the areas where credit unions can either get by with a traditional service model or get ahead by implementing an innovative approach to personal service tailored to members’ needs and expectations. continue reading »