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Check Out the New Android App!

first_img View Comments on Android Attention, Android users: It’s now even easier to stay up-to-date with your favorite Jellicles, snoop on Aaron Tveit’s backstage rituals and keep track of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s post-Hamilton projects. The app is now available for Android! It’s like Pokémon Go, but with 100% more Elphaba.The free app allows you to purchase tickets to the best of the Great White Way and beyond, catch up on all the Broadway buzz and watch exclusive videos featuring your favorite stars of the stage. That means you can hear all about Cynthia Erivo’s Herculean workout regime and then find seats to catch her in action in The Color Purple — all on the very same app.Keep Broadway at your fingertips by downloading the Android App on Google Play. The Apple app is also available for iPhone and iPad through the App Store.last_img read more


first_imgBURLINGTON, VT-Two members of Vermont Federal Credit Unions board of directors were re-elected in its 52nd annual meeting, held during the $140 million asset credit unions annual meeting on Saturday, February 26th, 2005, at the Clarion Hotel in South Burlington.Re-elected to three year terms were:” Curran Spike Robinson-Former representative to the state legislature from Richmond.” Gilbert Tabor- director of the Vermont Service Center of the Immigration and Naturalization Service in St. Albans.Immediately following the annual meeting, the board elected the following officers for the coming year:” Chairman-Curran Spike Robinson” Vice Chairman-Gilbert Tabor” Treasurer-Joseph Finnigan, President/CEO” Secretary-Jean IshamOther members of the board include:” Joan B. Wilson” Jeffrey McDonough” Douglas FisherRe-Elected to three year terms for the Credit Committee were:” Susan Horsford” Robert MahaneyOther members of the committee include:” Paulette Bergeron” Jeffrey Young” Mary Anne LafayetteWHY VERMONT FEDERAL CREDIT UNION: VTFCU is a $140 million financial institution, currently serving over 21,000 members. The credit union provides membership to anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Chittenden, Grand Isle, Lamoille, Franklin, Washington, or Addison Counties in Vermont.###last_img read more

Coxe named president-elect

first_imgCoxe named president-elect Coxe named president-elect Gary Blankenship Senior Editor Veteran Board of Governors member Henry M. Coxe III has become president-elect designate of The Florida Bar.Coxe filed unopposed to be president-elect for 2005-06. Filing clos ed December 15.Coxe will be sworn in at the June Annual Meeting in Orlando as president-elect when current President-elect Alan Bookman is sworn in as president. Coxe will became president in June 2006.The new president-elect designate declined to list specific challenges to the Bar, but rather referred to the Florida Supreme Court’s 1949 opinion that created The Florida Bar. In that opinion, Coxe said, the court found that “‘we cannot shut our eyes to the fact that, like other institutions of the country, it [the legal profession] is under attack and we have a duty to meet that attack courageously. We think this duty devolves on the Bar as a whole.. . . ’”Coxe continued, “There is really only one issue and that is the protection of the profession and the judiciary while serving the public.”The best way to accomplish that, he added, is by “ensuring for generations to come that the judiciary remains an independent third branch of government, that judges can make decisions independent of public opinion and media judges and the other two branches of government, just as the other two branches of government should be able to operate constitutionaly independently of the judiciary.”To some extent, that involves bucking some current trends. “I marvel at the extent we go to teach our children about the importance of the three branches of government and in reality so many adults can ignore it when it suits their purpose,” Coxe said.Coxe said he is gratified by people who have supported his run, but didn’t expect to be unopposed. “I was really flattered and genuinely surprised,” he said. “I never thought that would happen. I think until you actually undergo it, you don’t realize how fortunate you are.”Coxe has served on the Board of Governors since 1995, and has chaired the Legislative Committee and the Disciplinary Review Committee, among other duties. He is currently the chair of the Special Commission on Lawyer Regulation, which is performing a top-to-bottom review of the Bar’s grievance process.After getting his undergraduate degree in political science from the University of the South, Coxe got his law degree from Washington & Lee University in 1972.He joined the Virginia Bar the same year, and the Florida Bar in 1973, when he also joined the Fourth Circuit State Attorney’s Office, eventually heading up the felony division and the special division that handled complex prosecutions.From 1981 to 1996, Coxe ran his own firm and then in 1996 he joined the firm of Bedell, Dittmar, DeVault, Pillans & Coxe.In a sense, Coxe has already accomplished one notable thing. He is the first attorney who concentrates in criminal defense law to lead the Bar in recent memory.He also has extensive experience in a variety of state and local bar activities. He is a past president of the Jacksonville Bar Association, serves on the board of Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, and as a master of the Chester Bedell Inn of Court. Coxe has chaired the Fourth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission and served on the First District Court of Appeal JNC, and has also headed the Disciplinary Grievance Committee of the U.S. District Court, Jacksonville Division.Personally, Coxe is known for his love of fishing (“I live to fish”) and for his sense of humor. That was demonstrated in a directory put together for Board of Governors members. While most board members submitted formal portraits of themselves and their families, Coxe sent in a picture of himself in a ball cap and baggy jacket, with his back mostly to the camera and raking trash after a celebration following a four-month trial.Asked in the directory to name his three favorite restaurants, Coxe noted, “I just follow [Bar President] Kelly [Overstreet Johnson] around.” And one thing no one knows about him is that “Years ago, I debated Morton Downey, Jr., live before thousands of drunks. And I still lost the debate.”Coxe and his wife Mary have three children: Katie, a senior at the University of Pennsylvania, Matson, a sophomore at Vanderbilt University, and Anne English, a junior at Stanton High School. January 1, 2005 Senior Editor Regular Newslast_img read more

Digital banking transformation requires cultural reboot

first_imgVirtually all financial institutions in the world are focused on making their organization ‘more digital’. From overhauling back office operations to leveraging new technologies to increasing customer engagement, the requirement to understand and respond to the needs of the digital consumer has never been greater.We’re not talking about small changes here. In most cases, what’s required is large-scale change that typically takes years to accomplish. It would include new technologies, strategies, processes, skill sets and a complete disruption of legacy organizational structures — moving from a product focus to a consumer focus.This digital transformation cannot occur without the rethinking of the back-office processes banks and credit unions have had in place for decades, including a streamlining of operations and the integration of new data sets. But the most impactful transformation occurs with customer-facing engagement, including products, communication, customer-service tools and marketing strategies. In the end, it is all about creating contextual engagement across multiple channels. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Dix Hills School Bus Crash Sends 28 to Hospitals

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Two dozen high school students and four adults were taken to local hospitals after a school bus  was involved in a collision with a box truck in Dix Hills on Friday morning.Suffolk County police said the bus—coming from Copiague High School on its way to Wilson Technical Center—was heading eastbound on Seaman Neck Road when it was struck by a southbound truck at the corner of Deer Park Avenue shortly before 8 a.m.The 24 students on the bus, the bus driver and an attendant were all taken to local hospitals as a precaution and for minor injuries, police said. The truck driver and his passenger were also treated for minor injuries at local hospitals.Motor Carrier Safety Section officers impounded the bus and the truck while the investigation into the cause of the crash is continuing, police said.last_img read more

Governor Wolf Announces Veterans’ Trust Fund Grant Awards

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Press Release,  Veterans Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that 15 Pennsylvania counties’  Veterans Affairs Offices will receive $150,000 in grants and 17 charitable or veteran service organizations will receive $500,000 in grants from the Pennsylvania Veterans’ Trust Fund (VTF). The VTF is administered by the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA).“These grants illustrate how committed the residents of this commonwealth are when it comes to supporting our veterans,” said Governor Wolf. “Without the willingness of so many Pennsylvanians to voluntarily make donations, the Veterans’ Trust Fund would not be able to deliver the same level of funding to the agencies and non-profit organizations that are working day-to-day and face-to-face with the veterans, and know their immediate needs.”The grants are funded by generous Pennsylvanians who voluntarily made a $3 donation when applying for or renewing their driver’s license or photo ID and renewing a motor vehicle registration, proceeds from the sale of the Honoring Our Veterans license plate and private donations. Since the grant program began in 2013, a total of $2,032,860 has been awarded to organizations providing services to veterans in Pennsylvania.DMVA received applications requesting $191,717.54 in funding for County Offices of Veterans Affairs. Grant applications totaling $2,687,064.19 in funding were received from 80 charitable or veteran service organizations. Grantees slated to receive funding identified $927,803 in matching funds pledged toward grant-funded initiatives. Combined with the VTF grants, this will result in more than $1.5 million for veterans’ initiatives during the next two years.“The services these grants allow for are not only appreciated by Pennsylvania’s veterans, they are necessary to improve their quality of life,” said Brig. Gen. Tony Carrelli, Pennsylvania’s adjutant general. “Whether it is for transportation to medical care, housing for the homeless, access to a service dog, or any type of emergency assistance, every single donor should feel good that their contribution is bringing much-needed relief to veterans and their families.”Up to a total of $150,000 in grant funding was available for new, innovative or expanded programs or services provided by County Directors of Veterans Affairs or the Pennsylvania Association of County Directors of Veterans Affairs. The two areas of emphasis for grantees in this category were veterans’ outreach and veterans’ courts.  The grantees are:Armstrong County Office of Veterans Affairs: $3,000 for expanded veterans’ outreachBeaver County Office of Veterans Affairs: $7,500 to enhance outreach for veteransBedford County Office of Veterans Affairs: $8,200 for veterans’ outreach servicesCambria County Office of Veterans Affairs: $15,000 for veteran treatment court servicesCarbon County Office of Veterans Affairs: $1,600 for veterans’ service dog programClinton County Office of Veterans Affairs: $15,000 for veterans’ treatment courtsDauphin County Office of Veterans Affairs: $12,500 for veteran identification cards and expanded outreach servicesFayette County Office of Veterans Affairs: $12,500 for veterans’ outreachFranklin County Office of Veterans Affairs: $15,000 for Save-A-Pet Save-A-Vet programLackawanna County Office of Veterans Affairs: $15,000 to enhance its veterans’ treatment court services and mentoring programLawrence County Office of Veterans Affairs: $3,000 for veterans’ outreachMcKean County Office of Veterans Affairs: $1,700 for an accessible walkway at the County Memorial WallMonroe County Office of Veterans Affairs: $10,000 for emergency assistance to veterans and their familiesUnion County and Snyder County Offices of Veterans Affairs (joint application): $30,000 to expand outreach services for veteransThe VTF grant also identified up to a total of $500,000 in funding available to veteran service organizations and 501(c)(3) charitable organizations with a mission of serving Pennsylvania veterans.  Funding priorities for eligible grantees in this category were veterans’ programs focused on homelessness, post-traumatic stress injury, behavioral health initiatives, unique veteran health services or other programs addressing newly identified, unmet or emerging needs of veterans and their families.  Grants are being awarded to:American Legion Post 210, Doylestown (Bucks County): $1,960 for a veterans’ expoButler County Veterans In Need, Valencia (Butler County): $27,000 to assist veterans in need of housing and provide financial assistanceCentral Pennsylvania Food Bank, Harrisburg (Dauphin County): $20,000 for its MilitaryShare programCommunity Hope, d/b/a Hope for Veterans, Allentown (Lehigh County): $50,000 to provide low-income veteran families with financial assistanceFamily Services of Western Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh (Allegheny County): $29,000 to provide veterans with free, reliable transportation for medical or employment servicesHeroes Supporting Heroes, Oakdale (Allegheny County): $50,000 for home repair services to veterans in needMilitary Assistance Project, Philadelphia (Philadelphia County): $24,802 to provide free legal services to veteransPennsylvania Veterans Assistance Fund, Beaver Falls (Beaver County): $5,000 for services related to veteran homelessness, post-traumatic stress and chemical exposurePennsylvania Wounded Warriors, Camp Hill (Cumberland County): $35,000 for emergency financial assistance to veterans in needPhiladelphia Veterans Comfort House, Philadelphia (Philadelphia County): $39,000 to provide transition housing services to homeless veteransUnion Mission, Latrobe (Westmoreland County): $18,366 to provide homeless veterans with housingVeteran Community Initiatives, Johnstown (Cambria County): $40,000 for a veterans’ court program encompassing law enforcement, veterans’ organizations and the countyVeterans Leadership Program of Western Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh (Allegheny County): $50,000 to provide veterans and their families with emergency assistanceVeterans Multi-Service Center, Philadelphia (Philadelphia County): $24,990 for its women veterans’ programVeterans Multi-Service Center, Philadelphia (Philadelphia County): $24,882 for services to homeless veteransVietnam Veterans of America, Johnstown (Cambria County): $30,000 for emergency assistance to veteransVolunteers of America of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg (Dauphin County): $30,000 to support homeless veterans’ reintegration back into societyAll grant awards are contingent upon the completion of a fully executed grant agreement.The Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs is authorized to solicit and accept donations to the VTF on behalf of the commonwealth. Tax-deductible donations can be made online at or mailed to: PA Veterans’ Trust Fund, Bldg. 0-47 Fort Indiantown Gap, Annville, PA 17003.To learn more about the VTF, visit or follow DMVA on Facebook at Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: February 14, 2017center_img Governor Wolf Announces Veterans’ Trust Fund Grant Awardslast_img read more

BlackRock: Regulators should set corporate governance rules

first_imgBlackRock, the world’s largest asset management group, has called for regulators to be tasked with setting corporate governance standards rather than relying on index providers to screen prospective or existing members of their benchmarks.In a letter to Baer Pettit, president of MSCI, the global index provider, BlackRock’s vice-chairman Barbara Novick said regulators in collaboration with listing exchanges should be “the arbiters of corporate governance standards for publicly listed companies”.Novick was responding to a consultation paper issued by the index provider “on the treatment of unequal voting structures” in MSCI’s equity indices.She added: “While the objectives of MSCI’s proposal are aligned with our view that ‘one vote for one share’ is the preferable structure for publicly-traded companies, we believe that an alternative approach would be more effective in achieving this objective.” The issue stems from the rising popularity – particularly among Silicon Valley start-ups – for dual class share structures, which give greater voting rights to one category and sometimes lead to “an overconcentration of power in the hands of a few shareholders”, BlackRock said. Facebook has a dual class share structureSocial media giant Facebook’s dual share class structure, for example, means that while co-founder Mark Zuckerberg owns a relatively small proportion of Class A shares, his holdings in Class B stock give him 60% of the voting rights.Swedish pension fund AP7 – one of the biggest shareholders in Facebook – last year succeeded in forcing the US company to abandon plans to issue voteless Class C shares. Richard Gröttheim, chief executive of AP7, claimed the move would have cost investors as much as $10bn (€8.1bn). BlackRock’s Novick said in her letter: “We recognise the potential benefits of dual class shares to newly public companies as they establish themselves. However, we believe that these structures should have a specific and limited duration.”Last year, S&P Dow Jones Indices said it would no longer add companies with multiple share class structures to its S&P Composite 1500 index.Novick said that “a global agreement is necessary to establish minimum corporate governance standards that would ensure a minimum level of investor protection”.Index providers could aid good governance by creating “alternative indices” to allow investors to reduce or screen out their exposure to companies with “unequal voting rights”.In this instance, this would allow investors who felt strongly about corporate governance issues to “vote with their feet”, Novick added.George Dallas, policy director of International Corporate Governance Network, welcomed BlackRock’s move: “I think [BlackRock is] rightly identifying the fact that individual providers can be put in an awkward position if they are trying to balance the pressures of many different investors.“A top-down policy mandate would help to make things unambiguous.”last_img read more

Creation of mental health board pushed

first_img“We want to intervene. We want to bepro-active about this and take steps,” Diaz said on Friday. “There are teenagers dealing with mentaldisorders, they are actually clinically sick but there’s no proper interventionand it leads to suicide,” she said. ILOILO – The rising suicide cases among teenagers in the province spurredProvincial Board member Carol-V Espinosa-Diaz of the Fifth District to introducean ordinance that would create a mental health board and mental healthprograms. “Suicide is brought about by severalfactors that we might disregard, but it is already very blatant and existing inour society,” said Diaz, who chairs the Sangguniang Panlalawigan committee onsocial welfare. To respond to concerns of teenagers, theordinance seeks Iloilo to have its 24/7 hotline that will be manned “by trainedpersonnel on how to approach mental disorder.” Diaz proposed for the mental healthboard to be led by Gov. Arthur Defensor Jr. and its members to include theIloilo police, provincial health personnel, among others. A provision in the ordinance stipulatesthe help that would be extended by the local government units, barangays and schoolsto address youth suicide. The ordinance is pushing to form amental health board that can respond to emergency crisis 24/7. “We will require the mandatory,psychological counseling and assessment in educational institution. We willmake sure that a teenager has undergone counseling before he or she graduates,”she said. While the SP intervenes through passingordinances, the province had in place 49 school-based multi-purpose teencenters run by the Iloilo Provincial Population Office. A provision in the ordinance stipulatesthe help that would be extended by the local government unit, barangays, andschools to address youth suicide. Diaz’s ordinance was passed on the firstreading during the SP’s regular session on Oct. 8. Diaz added her proposed ordinance willalso intensify the province’s mental health awareness campaign in schools. In Iloilo province alone since Januarythis year, the Iloilo Police Provincial Office recorded 19 suicide casesinvolving youngsters in the 10 to 19 years old age range. Teenagers with concerns can approachpeer helpers at the teen centers for help and guidance. (With PNA/PN)last_img read more

PHIC to allocate P70-M trust fund to 2 Antique hospitals

first_imgIntegrated Provincial Health Officer Dr. Ric Noel Naciongayo, for his part, said the IRM when approved by the PHIC central office will be a big help because the amount will be downloaded to the Provincial Treasurer’s Office (PTO). SAN JOSE, Antique – The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PHIC) will allocate a total of P69.9 million in trust fund to two hospitals in this province.PHIC-Antique chief Junie Sabusap said Monday a memorandum of agreement (MOA) for Health Care Providers Interim Reimbursement Mechanism (IRM) under fortuitous event was signed with the provincial government on July 30. Under the MOA, the Angel Salazar Memorial General Hospital (ASMGH) located in this capital town and the Culasi District Hospital in Culasi town will be given the trust fund which they will use as response to the COVID-19.“Once the MOA will be approved, the PHIC will be allotting P61.7 million to the ASMGH as the COVID-19 referral hospital in Antique while the Culasi District Hospital will be given P8.2 million,” said Sabusap. Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PHIC) in Antique and the provincial government of Antique sign the agreement for the Health Care Providers Interim Reimbursement Mechanism (IRM) last July 30. Signing the agreement were (left to right) PHIC-Antique chief Junie Sabusap, Gov. Rhodora Cadiao, Integrated Provincial Health Officer Dr. Ric Noel Naciongayo, and Culasi District Hospital chief Dr. Rebecca Aguirre. PROVINCE OF ANTIQUE “The hospitals will request the fund from the PTO subject to the proper disbursement procedure,” he said.Naciongayo pointed out charges will still be based on the PHIC Case Rates on COVID-19. Among the COVID-19 healthcare benefit packages by the PHIC where the trust fund could be used is on the reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction laboratory testing of patients that could range from P901 to P3,409 and the pneumonia package for mild to critical cases in the amount of P43,997 to P786,384. (With a report from PNA/PN) “The MOA for Health Care Providers IRM is the PHIC’s support to the local government units in their fight against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19),” he added.last_img read more

Eagles Middle School Soccer Team Battles Cubs

first_imgOn September 10th, The JCD Eagles traveled to Madison to play the Cubs. The first game ended in a 2-2 tie while the extra half the Eagles 1-0.Scoring for the Eagles:  Kobe Darnold 2 goals, 5 shots; Jordan Meyer 4 shots; Morgan Sutton 1 shot; Justin Swinney 3 shots; Dylan Swinney 1 shot; and Conner Toops 7 saves.Extra Half:  Caleb Simon 1 goal, 3 shots; Sean Maloney 1 shot; Autumn Hammond 1 shot; and Spenser Johnson 4 saves (Shut out).Courtesy of Eagles Coach Larry Hammond.last_img