Broadway Grosses: The King and I Whistles a Happy Tune

first_imgAfter across-the-board raves, The King and I has no reason to feel afraid. The Lincoln Center revival, which opened officially on April 16, saw its fourth consecutive week of audiences at full capacity. We will keep an eye on the production’s grosses as Tony nominations approach—we suspect its numbers will only grow. The April 28 announcement may also deliver a box office bump to two eligible plays that opened in the fall: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and It’s Only a Play. Meanwhile, four Broadway mainstays and a new comedy led the pack by gross: The Lion King, Wicked, Aladdin, The Book of Mormon and Fish in the Dark.Here’s a look at who was on top—and who was not—for the week ending April 19:FRONTRUNNERS (By Gross)1. The Lion King ($1,842,463)2. Wicked ($1,655,749)3. Aladdin ($1,534,574)4. The Book of Mormon ($1,467,290)5. Fish in the Dark ($1,180,983)UNDERDOGS (By Gross)5. Hand to God ($319,194)4. The Heidi Chronicles ($311,933)3. The Visit ($212,750)*2. Living on Love ($170,833)*1. Airline Highway ($144,334)*FRONTRUNNERS (By Capacity)1. The Book of Mormon (102.20%)2. Fish in the Dark (101.35%)3. The Audience (101.10%)**4. The King and I (100.00%)***5. Aladdin (99.41%)UNDERDOGS (By Capacity)5. Chicago (66.85%)4. Jersey Boys (66.62%)3. Gigi (64.89%)2. On the Town (55.04%)1. The Heidi Chronicles (50.25%)* Number based on eight preview performances** Number based on seven regular performances*** Number based on three preview performances and five regular performancesSource: The Broadway League View Commentslast_img read more

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Ecuador Works With U.S. and Mexico to Foil Cocaine Smuggling Network

first_img QUITO — Authorities in Ecuador have thwarted a major cocaine producing and smuggling network that had links to Mexico’s Sinaloa drug cartel, government officials said. Police carried out the raid, dubbed Operation Aluvión, on May 6 and 7 in the port city of Guayaquil and in Santa Rosa y Machala, in the province of El Oro. “The head of the organization was arrested, and he is the link with drug cartels in other countries,” said Interior Minister José Serrano. He and Gen. Rodrigo Suárez, general police commander, told reporters at a May 7 news conference that the arrests included four Mexican citizens and five Ecuadorians. They allegedly belong to an international crime organization that moves significant amounts of narcotics from Ecuador to Mexico by sea. Operation Aluvión began on April 18 with a phone call alerting Ecuador’s National Anti-Drugs Department and the Anti-Drug Research Unit of the imminent movement of four tons of cocaine to a Central American country by yacht. “The drugs were hidden in the bottom of a yacht called Green Onion, with a Mexican flag, which was in transit through Ecuadorian waters near the Galapagos Islands,” said Ecuadorian authorities. Those authorities told reporters they were unable to reach the Green Onion before it entered international waters, so they notified the U.S. Coast Guard through the Drug Enforcement Administration. The three drug smugglers, all of them Mexicans, set the yacht on fire and jumped in the waters after realizing they had been spotted by the Steadfast, a U.S. Coast Guard cutter. The capture took place 337 miles from Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, officials said. The same intelligence that led to the Green Onion alerted Ecuadorian authorities to the land operations. On May 6, three units of the anti-narcotics special force swept the San José banana farm in La Tembladera, in the province of El Oro. There they found an armed guard with 453 kilograms of cocaine, and more than $276,000 in cash. The manager of the farm was a Mexican citizen. On May 7, the police raided several houses belonging to gang members in the city of Machala. The investigation has not yet determined which laboratory produced the drugs, since the farm was used mainly for storage and distribution. Gang members captured in the provinces of Guayas and El Oro are directly linked to the Green Onion yacht, according to Serrano. Ecuador’s intelligence services had been following the Mexican leader of the group, Manuel de Jesús Acosta Alvarado, at his homes in Machala and Santa Rosa, and established his connections to the Sinaloa cartel, which is led by the fugitive Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán. Acosta Alvarado entered Ecuador in January and has been active in several cities along the coastal region, said Serrano, who estimated that Operation Aluvión prevented 400 million cocaine doses from getting to consumers. So far this year, Ecuadorian officials have seized 14.5 tons of illicit substances, Serrano said. By Dialogo May 16, 2013last_img read more

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EASL’s symposium: mix of art, fun, charity

first_img EASL’s symposium: mix of art, fun, charity EASL’s symposium: mix of art, fun, charity April 30, 2000 Regular Newscenter_img Amid the star-studded razzle-dazzle of its symposium, the Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section will take an artsy time-out for charity.With accompaniment from New Age pianist Bradlee Hedrick, internationally recognized visual artist Anastasia Bognatchev, who has studios in Milan, Rome, Munich and Miami, will set up her easel on stage and create a painting in 20 minutes or so.After her final artistic stroke, the hope is that her spontaneous original work will be auctioned on the spot, with proceeds benefitting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.“I think that all of us, as attorneys, are very blessed to have the advantages of being educated, of being aware of our purpose and of the need to not only represent our clients in proper fashion and in their best interest, but also to accomplish pro bono work and to be involved in charitable endeavors,” said Richard Rappaport, co-chair of the event, “Entertainment 2000: The Second Annual Legal Symposium on the World of Film and Television.”In short, Rappaport believes attorneys have the responsibility to give back, so he made sure to weave in a chance to help a good cause at the April 29-30 symposium packed with film, movie and music notables, to be held at the Friedberg Lifelong Learning Center at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton. And he doesn’t stop there. “I would like to make a friendly and good-natured challenge to every section of The Florida Bar and the entire Florida Bar to think of ways in which monies can be raised for charities during seminars and other events,” Rappaport said.“We don’t need to quantify how much attorneys should give back. What’s important is that we do it — in whatever large or small way. Everyone gives differently. Some people feed the homeless over the holidays, others buy a ticket to a charitable event. In this case, cystic fibrosis is a very deadly and dangerous disease, and I feel it’s the responsibility of attorneys and sections collectively and the responsibility of the Bar collectively to help raise money for people in need.”“We are excited to have the Bar association involved for a charitable moment at the symposium,” said Debbie Anderson, director of special events at Cystic Fibrosis in Ft. Lauderdale.Besides eight panel discussions on legal issues in film and television, other highlights include the VIP Reception address by Mark Koch, producer of the motion pictures “Lost in Space” and “Black Dog”; a live performance of Richard Willis, Jr.’s play “Middle Class Black Folk in the Clair de Lune,” performed by his New York City cast; a special address by Florida Film Commissioner Rebecca Dirden Mattingly; a candlelight concert by award-winning composer and pianist Richard Nanes; and an interview with Los Angeles music and television attorney Sandy Fox, editor of the Music Section of Matthew-Bender’s Entertainment Law.Legendary film director Arthur Hiller, a former multi-term president of the Motion Picture Academy, who directed “Love Story” and “The Out-of-Towners,” will be presented the Crystal Gavel lifetime achievement award by Bruce Mallen, dean and director of the DeSantis Center for Motion Picture Industry Studies at FAU.“Our goal is to weave film and television and music together and bring it to our attendees in a forum with nationally known individuals, so that the industries in this state will begin to flourish,” Rappaport said.And while they’re all gathered to enrich their minds and further their careers, they’ll pause to help a good cause.last_img read more

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Civil jury instruction amendment

first_img C ivil jury instruction amendmentThe Supreme Court Committee on Standard Jury Instructions in Civil Cases proposes amendments to instruction 6.13 Collateral Source Rule. After reviewing the comments received in response to this publication, the committee may submit its proposal to the Florida Supreme Court. Send all comments to the chair of the committee, Scott Makar, Office of General Counsel, City of Jacksonville, 117 West Duval Street, Suite 480, Jacksonville 32202. You can e-mail your comments to him at smakar@coj.net or fax (904) 630-1316. Comments must be received by May 15 to ensure that they are considered by the committee 6.13 COLLATERAL SOURCE RULE a. Tort actions generally: You should not reduce the amount of compensation to which (claimant) is entitled on account of [wages] [medical insurance payments] [or other benefits (specify) ] which the evidence shows (claimant) received from [ his ] [her] [employer] [insurance company] [or some other source]. The court will reduce as necessary the amount of compensation to which (claimant) is entitled on account of any such payments. b. Actions accruing before October 1, 1993 , arising out of ownership, operation, use , or maintenance of a motor vehicle: In this case, you should reduce the amount of compensation to which (claimant) is otherwise entitled on account of [wages] [disability benefits] [medical insurance benefits] [or other benefits (specify) ] which the evidence shows (claimant) received from [ his ] [her] [employer] [insurance company] [or some source]. c. Actions accruing on or after October 1, 1993, arising out of ownership, operation, use, or maintenance of a motor vehicle: Some expenses claimed as damages by (claimant) may have been paid [or are payable] by personal injury protection insurance. You should not award (claimant) any damages for [earnings lost in the past] [or] [past medical expenses] that have been paid [or that are payable] by personal injury protection insurance. [“Payable” expenses are expenses that have been incurred and will be paid by personal injury protection insurance]. NOTES ON USE 1. If improper evidence of collateral benefits is inadvertently admitted or if, in the circumstances of the case, the payment of collateral benefits is inferred, 6.13a, the conventional collateral source charge, should be given immediately following mention in the charge of the particular element of damage to which the collateral source charge is properly applicable. See Paradis v. Thomas, 150 So. 2d 457 (Fla. 2d DCA 1963); Greyhound Corp. v. Ford, 157 So. 2d 427 (Fla. 2d DCA 1963). See § 768.76 , F la. S tat. (1986 Supp.), concerning particular collateral source deductions by the court. 2. 6.13b not 6.13a should be given in all actions for personal injury or wrongful death accruing before October 1, 1993, arising out of the ownership, operation, use , or maintenance of a motor vehicle. 6.13b is derived from § 627.7372, F la. S tat. (1987), which was repealed for causes of action accruing on or after October 1, 1993. Ch. 93-245, § 3, Laws of Fla. That statute specified which benefits are defined as collateral sources and which are specifically excluded from the definition. In all actions accruing on or after October 1, 1993, reduction for collateral source payments should be made by the court, not the jury, pursuant to § 768.76, F.S. (1986 Supp.), and 6.13a. 3. In most cases, the parties will agree that PIP setoffs are to be applied by the court post-trial. Absent such an agreement, in all actions for personal injury or wrongful death accruing on or after October 1, 1993, arising out of the ownership, operation, use, or maintenance of a motor vehicle, in which evidence is presented that personal injury protection benefits have been paid or are payable, 6.13c should be given. See § 627.736(3), Fla. Stat.; Caruso v. Baumle, 880 So. 2d 540 (Fla. 2004). The bracketed language that constitutes the last sentence of 6.13c should be given only where personal injury protection benefits are payable for incurred expenses that have not yet been processed or paid by the personal injury protection insurer at the time of trial. See Rollins v. Pizarelli, 761 So. 2d 294 (Fla. 2000). It appears that “payable” personal injury protection benefits do not include benefits for incurred expenses that have been submitted to, but contested by, the PIP insurer at the time of trial, or in situations where the PIP insurer is insolvent at the time of trial. C.f. Rollins , 761 So. 2d at 299-300. Pending further development of the law, however, the committee takes no position as to whether the bracketed last sentence of 6.13c should be given in such circumstances. April 1, 2005 Regular News Civil jury instruction amendmentlast_img read more

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Reporting ERM activities is critical

first_img continue reading » A critical component to any enterprise risk management (ERM) program is reporting the results.Providing an update on the ERM program and what has been accomplished allows the ERM culture to continually be fostered at the credit union. It also supports board oversight, reinforces key ERM concepts, and demonstrates the organization’s commitment to ERM.“What gets measured gets managed,” says Drew Smith, a business and risk consultant with Rochdale Paragon Group.Smith discussed ERM and the advantages it provides to credit unions but focused on reporting ERM results during a breakout session at the 2019 CUNA Supervisory Committee and Internal Audit Conference Tuesday in Las Vegas. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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The Pennsylvania Health Department releases COVID-19 update

first_imgFor more coronavirus coverage, click here. The health department reports an additional 962 positive cases, bringing the statewide total to 49,267. They also say there are 26 additional deaths, which brings the total to 2,444. The health department has also provided an update on nursing and personal care homes in the state. They say there are 9,122 cases among residents and 1,194 among employees. That makes a total of 10,316 positive cases at 492 different facilities.  Nearly 1% aged 0-4Nearly 1% aged 5-121% aged 13-18Nearly 6% aged 19-24Nearly 38% aged 25-49Nearly 27% aged 50-64Nearly 27% aged 65 or older For statewide updates on the coronavirus, visit pa.gov. The state reports that 191,374 individuals have tested negative to date. They have provided a breakdown of the individuals who have tested positive. The breakdown is as follows: Pennsylvania residents can sign up for AlertPA, which is a notification system for health, weather, and coronavirus updates. Residents can sign up online at this link. HARRISBURG, Pa. (WBNG) — The Pennsylvania Health Department gave an update on statewide coronavirus numbers on Sunday. Additionally, the health department has given an update on the number of health care workers in the state who have tested positive. They say there are approximately 3,031 health care workers who have tested positive for the virus. last_img read more

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Trump upbeat on three coronavirus vaccine candidates

first_imgSpeaking at a US Senate hearing, Collins said the United States aimed to have the ability to conduct a million rapid, on-site COVID-19 tests per day some time around September to enable the reopening of schools and resumption of sports events.The US Department of Health and Human Services said last month that the administration aimed to narrow its financial support to about seven experimental coronavirus vaccines from the previous 14.The number of US COVID-19 infections has surged over the past week, with daily figures setting new records several times fueled by outbreaks in Texas, California, Florida and Arizona. Topics : US President Donald Trump on Thursday voiced optimism the United States would soon come up with a vaccine for the novel coronavirus, saying three vaccine candidates were looking especially good.”Three are really, really looking good,” Trump said at an event at the White House, without providing details. “We think we’re going to have it soon.”US National Institutes of Health Director Dr. Francis Collins said earlier on Thursday that he was optimistic the Trump administration’s vaccine-acceleration program “Operation Warp Speed” will generate a safe and effective vaccine for COVID-19 by year-end and can meet a target of making 300 million doses by early 2021.last_img read more

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UCL: Henderson, Robertson boost for Liverpool against Atletico Madrid

first_img Promoted Content6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?6 Great Ancient Mysteries That Make China Worth Visiting8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now7 Mind-Boggling Facts About Black Holes6 Best Movie Cars You Could Own But Probably Can’t AffordPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiArchaeologists Still Have No Explanation For These Discoveries “What I hear, it should be possible [for both to return against Atletico],” Klopp told the press after the Bournemouth victory. “Robbo should not be a problem; he only missed [Saturday] pretty much. “He finished the session [on Friday] and afterwards felt something, but it was then nothing in the end. “[Henderson] was out, I don’t know exactly in this moment, but I think he will train [on Sunday].Advertisement Jurgen Klopp has indicated that he expects Jordan Henderson and Andrew Robertson to be at his disposal for Liverpool’s Champions League second leg against Atletico Madrid. Both players missed Liverpool’s 2-1 win over Bournemouth on Saturday, but they may return to action for Wednesday’s last-16 tie with Los Rojiblancos. Loading… Read Also: La Liga: Atletico draw with Sevilla ahead of Liverpool showdown “If that looks good, I have to make a decision. “For sure [it will be good to have him back] and some others as well.” Meanwhile, Alisson Becker is not expected to make the squad for the midweek encounter due to a hip injury. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

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Esther M. Lows Washnock

first_imgEsther M. Lows Washnock 88, of Milan, Indiana passed away Tuesday September 13, 2016 at Margaret Mary Health in Batesville. Esther was born Thursday October 27, 1927 in Aurora, Indiana the daughter of Edward and Lulu (Cosby) Baer.  She married Calvin Lows April 24, 1948 and he preceded her in death December 5, 1996.Esther was a member of Hope Baptist Church.  She enjoyed working on the farm, mowing grass, canning, camping and dancing, but her big passion was her church and her family.Esther is survived by sons: Marvin Lows and Alvin Dale Lows; Daughters: Beverly Seevers and Susan Skirvin. Sister: Barbara Johnson; 4 Grandchildren, many Great- Grandchildren and several Great-Great Grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, 4 brothers and 2 sisters.Graveside service will be Thursday September 15, 2016; 12PM at Hogan Hill Cemetery 13298 North Hogan Road Aurora, IN 47001 with Pastor Tom Holt officiating.  Memorials may be made to Ripley Crossing or Hope Baptist Church. Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home, Milan entrusted with arrangements.last_img read more

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James D. Vines August 3, 1935 – August 1, 2020

first_imgJames “Jim” D. Vines, age 84, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family in his Harrison, Ohio home on Saturday, August 1, 2020. He was born on August 3, 1935 in Portsmouth, Ohio the son of James and Alma (Gordon) Vines.A 1953 graduate of Harrison High School, Jim served the US Navy aboard the U.S.S. Saratoga, married Patricia Grubbs on June 14, 1963 in Columbus, Ohio. He was the head of the Dairy Department at the IGA in Harrison, Ross and Brookville for many years retiring at the age of 80. Jim loved animals, an avid sports fanatic, and was a member of St. John United Church of Christ, American Legion Post #199, Harrison VFW #7570 and Harrison Moose Lodge #2633.Survived by his beloved wife Patty, his son Sam (Kim) Donohew and daughter Sandy (Sam) White. Grandfather of Josh (Misty) Vogt, Sammi White, Chris Donohew, Ashley Donohew and Ryan White. Great grandfather to Aubrey, Avery, Adrain, Remmington, Bryson, Noah and Peter.Preceded in death by his parents James and Alma Vines and his son Russell “Duffy” Donohew.A Celebration of Jim’s Life will be held Saturday August 15, 2020 from 10:00 A.M. until time of service at 12:00 P.M. at Jackman Hensley Funeral Home 215 Broadway St. Harrison, Ohio 45030 with military honors provided by the United States Navy and the Harrison Honor Guard.Memorials may be directed to Hospice of Cincinnati c/o the funeral home.last_img read more

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