first_img View Comments Jeremy Kushnier Star Files Directed by Damien Gray, Atomic blasts open the doors of the Manhattan Project, a Government funded program of top scientists with the task of creating the world’s first Atomic Bomb. Leo Szilard (Kushnier) is the mastermind behind atomic power, but his heart has reservations. Ethics, scientific progress, and true love are tested as Leo discovers exactly what he’s capable of when someone believes in him. Related Shows In addition to Kushnier, Morton, Gettelfinger and Harrison, the cast of Atomic includes David Abeles, Alexis Fishman, Jonathan Hammond, James David Larson, Preston Sadlier and Grace Stockdale. Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 16, 2014 The U.S. premiere of Atomic celebrates its official opening night on July 13 at the Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row. The off-Broadway musical, penned by Danny Ginges, Gregory Bonsignore and Philip Foxman, will run through August 16. Jeremy Kushnier, Euan Morton, Sara Gettelfinger and Randy Harrison star in the new tuner Atomiclast_img read more

first_imgWith the gross domestic product growth rate currently at 2.1% and unemployment at 3.6%, economists and presidential election prognosticators are wondering if the economy, particularly the stock market, will continue to grow. Or, are we headed for a bubble that might burst, sending the economy into a tailspin?Indicators suggest there is room for further growth and a catastrophe is unlikely, at least not immediately. On the other hand, individual investors and the general public may not be feeling the love that has benefited big business. Here’s why:The top 10%, the wealthy, owned 81% of all stocks and only 54% of families owned stock, either directly or indirectly as part of a fund and/or 401K plan.There was a small correction of the stock market at the end of 2018 that led many investors to withdraw money from the market in early 2019. Because there was a quick recovery, many did not have the chance to get back in. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

first_imgOlderDunn steps down from chief financial role at Gatwick The news makes Eurowings the first airline in the Lufthansa Group to operate scheduled flights from the new capital city airport.In domestic traffic, Eurowings currently connects the destinations Cologne, Düsseldorf and Stuttgart with the capital at least three times a day – on many days even more frequently.Despite a reduced flight schedule as a result of Covid-19, the airline is focusing on the off-peak hours, which are popular with travellers. – Advertisement – The domestic German program is supplemented by weekly flights to the Canary Islands and the Greek Islands. Eurowings plans to gradually expand the Berlin Brandenburg program in line with market conditions from spring 2021 onwards.“In terms of culture and history, there is hardly a more exciting European city than Berlin. – Advertisement – NewerMSC Magnifica suspends sailings until late December “The new Berlin Brandenburg will further increase Berlin’s attractiveness, becoming the entrance and exit gate to a cool, modern metropolis. “And no other airline in Germany flies more tourists to Berlin than Eurowings. “That’s why we will be expanding here in the future,” said Jens Bischof, Eurowings chief executive.Aircraft from Eurowings will be positioned at the Pier North of the new capital city airport. Passengers will benefit from short distances, boarding without bus transfers and a direct building connection to the Lufthansa Lounge. Eurowings has taken off from the new Berlin Brandenburg Airport for the first time. The inaugural departure left for Cologne, closely followed by flight EW8000 to Stuttgart.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

first_img“Most cancellations of reservations in the last two months related to the period until July, but not reservations for July, August and September. It is now important to follow this trend to see if the trend of canceling reservations for the “peak season” continues or the trend is turning positively in our favor. What is a fact and what is clearly seen in the chart is how positive shifts have been noticed in the last ten days”Concludes Mišulić. Although it is difficult to predict anything, everyone is wondering what the real situation is with reservations: what happens to previous reservations and what is the real interest around new reservations or what is the overall state of booking. It is the Rentlio Trend Tracker analyst that gives us an excellent insight into the current state of booking (the ratio between new and canceled bookings). Zadar IT company Rentlio, which has developed an application for automation of the entire business of small tourist facilities – apartments, small hotels, hostels, has published an extremely useful tool – Rentlio Trend Tracker which gives us an insight into the recovery trend of the tourism market, and which is based on live data of more than 7 thousand accommodation units managed through Rentlio. Follow the current situation from minute to minute Rentlio Trend Tracker So, this graph shows us the current state of reservations, but I also give us an insight into the development trend around reservations, because everyone is wondering what will happen to the reservations for July, August and September, which are booking before the outbreak of the covid19 epidemic. The last few months have been incredibly challenging and confusing for everyone in the tourism industry. However, as the situation stabilizes throughout Europe, and especially in Croatia (in Croatia today we have 0 new cases), there is a relaxation of measures, borders are slowly opening, hotels are opening slowly, so there is optimism and tourism is waking up, even the first tourists already on the Adriatic. “The index collects live data at the level of our entire customer base, which consists of over 7.000 accommodation units. When the index exceeds 1.0, it means that the number of new bookings in the day was higher than the number of cancellations of existing bookings. If, for example, out of 100 reservations we have 75 new and 25 canceled, we will get a Tracker value of 3. For comparison, the average daily value of the Tracker in the first six months of last year was 2″Misulic points out. Rentlio Trend Tracker (RTT) shows the ratio between new and canceled bookings at the day level. A Rentlio Trend Tracker value greater than 1 is a positive signal, which specifically means that guests book more new appointments than cancel existing bookings. With Rentlio Trend Tracker, we want to provide all tourism workers with timely information on the change in the negative trend we are affected by, he said. Marko Mišulić, director and founder of Rentley. At the beginning of the crisis or when the whole situation with coronavirus escalated somewhere in mid-March, the index was 0,10 or 0,15, which is clearly seen in the graph, while at the time of writing (16:12) the RTT index was 0.94, which means we are close to the recovery line. last_img read more

first_imgDreams of completing a career “Golden Slam” are likely to remain elusive though. While sister Serena has kept pocketing Grand Slams regularly, it is 12 years since Venus won her last Slam, when she triumphed at the 2008 Wimbledon Championships.And Venus though knows that the clock is ticking.”I probably won’t be playing as long as what I have already played,” she says. “We’ll see how I feel. I still love winning as much, but when it’s over, it’s over.” Topics : When Venus Williams first stepped onto a tennis court in Oakland for her professional debut in 1994, the Rolling Stones were playing a concert next door at a neighboring stadium.Twenty-six years later, Williams, like Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, is in no mood to simply fade away.The trailblazing American star celebrates her 40th birthday on Wednesday with the tennis season on pause amid the coronavirus crisis which has decimated the calendar. Highs and lowsWilliams has never been big on admitting defeat however, a hallmark of her early days under the tutelage of father Richard Williams, who drummed into his daughters the maxim that “the ball is never out” — an exhortation to chase down every ball.When Williams does finally call it quits, tennis will bid farewell to one of the greatest players in its history.And even though advances in sports science are increasingly stretching the boundaries of longevity for modern athletes, few players today are likely to match her achievement of a professional career that has spanned four different decades.By now the broad brushstrokes of Williams career are part of tennis lore: the upbringing in the gritty Los Angeles suburb of Compton, the rivalry with younger sister Serena, who has 23 Grand Slam titles to Venus’s seven, the successful comeback after being diagnosed with Sjogren’s syndrome, an auto-immune disease whose symptoms include joint pain and fatigue.”I’ve had great moments, I’ve been on the top, I’ve been on the bottom, I’ve been down and out – I’ve done it all and I’ve been equally as happy during all of it,” Williams says.The final years of Williams career have coincided with the emergence of a young crop of African-American tennis players, including Sloane Stephens, Madison Keys, Taylor Townsend and Coco Gauff.Former US professional turned broadcaster Pam Shriver believes Williams has helped African-American women “to feel there’s a pathway for them to the top of the tennis world.”In recent weeks, Williams has spoken out about the tumultuous protests which erupted in the wake of the killing of unarmed black man George Floyd by police in Minneapolis on May 25.Williams wrote in a long Instagram post that Floyd’s death and other incidents had shown that “racism that still pervades America.””This just scratches the surface of the hideous face of racism in America,” she said.”Speaking up about racism in the past was unpopular. It was shunned. No one believed you.”Until you have walked in these shoes, as an African American, it is impossible to understand the challenges you face in the country, in this world.” The former world number one, however, says there is no prospect of her quietly drawing a line under a career which has yielded seven Grand Slam singles titles, four Olympic gold medals and dozens of tournament wins.So, despite the march of time and a recent record of futility — her last singles title came in a WTA Tour event in Taiwan in 2016 – Williams won’t be hanging up her racquet just yet.”You always have to have dreams, so I keep having them,” Williams told the Tennis Majors website in an interview earlier this month, revealing that she still wants to challenge for the French and Australian Opens, the two Grand Slams that have eluded her.”I would like to win Roland Garros. I was not far from it. The same goes for the Australian Open: I was unlucky, I always missed it a little,” Williams said.last_img read more

first_imgOnly 17% of providers said in the survey that costs were a “critical point” in their offerings.Especially among pension funds and insurers “every basis point counts”, Telos said, as many of them have guarantees to fulfil at the lowest risk possible in a low interest rate environment.“Some investors would be ok with a more basic service level, especially if they do not need the extra services offered,” the rating agency added. This was particularly true for low-risk investors, Telos argued, for whom many specialised service offerings regarding alternative investments did not make much sense.However, standard fees that are then topped up for extra services “does not help transparency” in the Master KVG market, Telos added.In 2016 the average fee for a Master KVG mandate stood at 4.25bps, roughly the same level as in 2015 but higher than in 2014 (3.9bps). Fees ranged from 3bps to 6bps.Overall, however, costs for Master KVG services have come down considerably over the past decade: 10 years ago a complex mandate would have cost almost 10bps, while today it can be accessed for half that fee.Nevertheless, the share of investors thinking Master KVG services are too costly has increased from 42% to 52% year-on-year in the Telos survey.The analysts warned that the pressure on costs has also generated at race to the bottom with some providers pushing prices “only in order to generate more assets under administration”.“It is not for us to judge whether this competition is ‘healthy’”, the researchers noted.They added that “some providers, including larger ones, are not taking part in this fee battle anymore”.Last year, 60% of investors said they would switch providers over the cost question, Telos said.Compared to the 2015 survey, the selection criteria cited by investors were more diversified but the top priorities remained the same.Spezialfonds – institutional investment funds administered by Master KVGs – recorded their second best year for sales in 2016, according to figures released by the German fund management trade body (BVI) today. Fund management companies collected inflows of €96.3bn, compared with €120.7bn in the “exceptional” year of 2015, it said.For the first time, pension investors rather than insurance companies provided the most new business for Spezialfonds. Costs for a Master KVG take second place on the investors’ list of important selection criteria for providers, according to a survey by rating agency Telos.Three-quarters (76%) of the surveyed German institutional investors said they were primarily looking at costs when looking for a provider. Master KVGs allow investors to outsource administration of their portfolios as well as some asset management.Only track record and references were named as important selection factors by more investors (84%).The researchers pointed out in their talks with asset managers offering Master KVG services they found that these providers are “underestimating the cost factor”.last_img read more

first_img Press Association Carrington, a 29-year-old qualified solicitor, has been on secondment from the Birmingham office of international law firm Squire Sanders since early February, covering the duties of Richard Garlick, who was promoted to the post of sporting and technical director (designate) in January. He will be responsible for Albion’s administrative and legal affairs and will work closely with Garlick, particularly during the summer transfer window. Carrington told www.wba.co.uk: “I’ve really enjoyed the time I’ve spent at the club since February and I’m delighted to have been given this opportunity. “I’ve joined the club at an exciting time. I hope to build on Richard’s hard work and I’m looking forward to the challenge ahead.” center_img West Brom have appointed Simon Carrington as their new legal counsel/club secretary.last_img read more

first_img Both parties will receive the full written reasons from the independent regulatory commission that imposed the suspension – the minimum ban for an aggravated offence under the FA’s rules. West Brom striker Anelka is able to appeal against the ban, but the FA is also permitted to appeal to try to have the ban increased. FA general secretary Alex Horne said: “This was a gesture we haven’t seen before in English football. The reality is we haven’t got the written reasons yet, we will get those on Monday at which point it is open to appeal from either our side or Nicolas Anelka’s side so I can’t comment personally as to whether five matches are enough.” The quenelle salute has anti-Semitic connotations in Anelka’s home country of France, but the commission accepted there was no intent by West Brom striker to be anti-Semitic. Under strict liability rules, however, he was found guilty of an aggravated offence. New rules brought in this season mean any racial or discriminatory offence carries a minimum five-match ban, and FA chairman Greg Dyke said the governing body would look to see if these changes had been effective. Speaking after the International FA Board meeting in Zurich, he said: “This is an evidence-based inquiry and what did Mr Anelka say and what was basis for the decision – we will see that on Monday. “We will look at the whole thing again once this one has been done. This was not an easy case, because for most people in England that sign meant nothing. “It’s only what it meant in France that became important, so I we will look at the judgement and will ask people do we think that’s fair or that we should change anything as a result of that.” Anelka performed the gesture as a goal celebration after scoring in his club’s match against West Ham on December 28. Anelka insisted the salute was in support of his friend, the French comedian Dieudonne M’bala M’bala, the person who first brought the quenelle to prominence. Dieudonne has been prosecuted for anti-Semitic offences and has been barred from entering the UK. UEFA is holding a disciplinary hearing on Monday into the case of a Belgian futsal player Omar Rahou who also made a quenelle gesture during a match. UEFA’s new racism rules carry a minimum 10-match ban. Nicolas Anelka and the Football Association will both decide on Monday whether to launch appeals over the five-match ban for his quenelle gesture.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

first_imgWhat seems guaranteed is that, whenever the Cicero-North Syracuse girls volleyball team meets up with Fayetteville-Manlius, it’s bound to be a great one.They played five sets on Sept. 11 and the Northstars prevailed, and when they met again last Monday night it again went the full length, only this time it was the Hornets finishing on top.All kinds of top performances were put together on both sides, with C-NS seeing Aurora Lesinski put away a season-best 20 kills as Brooke Segars, along with her 12 kills, got 17 digs and three aces. Adrianna Houston added nine kills. Tags: C-NSgirls volleyballliverpool Lesinski’s 11 kills keyed the effort against Liverpool as Segars added six kills, Johnston five kills and Nicolaos four kills. On the back line, Carl amassed 20 assists, four aces, three kills, two blocks and eight digs, Mingle finishing with 18 digs.In defeat, Liverpool had Lexi Carfi and Kaylah Yarn each finish with four kills, while Carfi earned six assists and Veronica DeTota picked up five assists.Right after the F- M match, C-NS had to play again 24 hours later against visiting Oswego, but managed to beat the Buccaneers 25-16, 25-15, 25-9.Carl produced 13 assists, three aces and four kills, with Ormond getting 15 assists. Johnston had seven kills to pace a balanced front line as Nicolaos had six kills, with Segars and Lesinski getting five kills apiece, Houston four kills and Mingle earning nine digs.The Northstars swept Henninger 25-6, 25-5, 25-10 on Thursday night, the totals including eight aces from Madison Roche and seven aces from Ormond to go with her 15 assists. Carl had 11 assists and 11 digs as Nicolaos and Madeline Howell had five kills apiece, Howell adding four aces and Segars and Emma Koenig both earning four kills.Before it faced C-NS, Liverpool returned to action last Tuesday and looked for a regular-season sweep of West Genesee, but instead got swept as, with an impressive all-around effort, the Wildcats beating the Warriors 25-22, 25-13, 25-16.Though  Carfi finished with 12 assists, no Liverpool player had more than the three kills put up by Abby Rowell and Sarah Ayling. On WG’s side, Anna Snyder, with 27 assists, and Mackenzie Winn, with eight digs, led the way as Phoebe Anderson earned seven kills.It turned around on Thursday night, Liverpool handling Corcoran 25-14, 25-9, 25-18. Carfi finished with five kills and three assists, while Yarn had four aces and Emma Terzini got three aces. DeTota had three assists.Liverpool’s lone match this week is at Henninger on Thursday. C-NS, meanwhile, goes to Nottingham that same Thursday and has a tournament in Horseheads on Saturday.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story center_img Jennifer Carl earned 37 assists, adding seven aces, seven digs and three kills, with Brooke Nicolaos getting nine kills, five kills, two aces and three assists. Cassidy Ormond had 14 assists, joining Segars, McKenna Johnston and Hannah Mingle in notching three aces.For F-M’s part, Morgan Napier earned 34 assists and 18 digs, while Nina Avery notched 36 digs. Juliana Myagkota added 20 digs as Harper Stoppacher had 15 kills and 14 digs, with Kendra Broddus notching 11 kills and 13 digs. Anna Williams had eight kills and Maura Helmer had five kills and four blocks as Sophie Thomas contributed three aces.So began, for C-NS, a stretch of four matches in five days, ending Friday with a battle against rival Liverpool. But the Northstars won all of them and, at the end of this, swept the Warriors 25-14, 25-18, 25-18.last_img read more

first_imgThere are simply other obstacles that makes it harder for women to prove themselves in esports. Short term women need female tournaments in order to dare competing. We know by experience that many women do not compete in unisex tournaments out of fear of harassment. Female only tournaments can help women get self esteem enough to dare moving on to unisex tournaments and investing in a career in esports.Esports Insider says: This seems a great initiative and good to see Female Legends get the backing it deserves for an honourable goal. Best of luck to the organisation going forward and we’ll check back in down the line to see what progress has been made! The second goal is to achieve a bigger understanding for esports, especially among parents and teachers. Our third goal is to show that esports need a higher degree of organisation, like “regular” sports. There should be clubs where you can go practice (like soccer, tennis or whatever). We think that this will contribute to a better online climate, since leaders are needed in esports as well as in other sports.ESI: Thoughts on female only tournaments and competitions? In the short term and long term?Liza: Short term good, long term not good. Esports can be played by (almost) anyone, and there is no difference between men and women that makes either group better at esports. In the project we will work with esports camps for females aged 13-26 years. Our objective is to get girls networking and improving in esports, while we at the same time investigate what parameters are influencing why so many girls stop playing esports in their early teens, and what obstacles they meet. We are also focusing on educating about esports, especially for parents and people working with children and teenagers. This will be achieved by three educational conferences with focus on esports and improving the culture on the internet.ESI: What does success look like for this project, what exactly are the goals?Liza: The first goal is to collect our experiences within and outside of the project and write a handbook to make esports more inclusive and equal. Liza Lind, Female LegendsThe Swedish organisation Female Legends has announced a sizable 5 million SEK (£423,000) investment with a view to getting more women involved in esports across the board. As reported by Esportsare, the project, titled ‘Future of e-sports’, is aimed at creating a safe and more inclusive space with more diversity to enable more girls and women to play games and develop their skills with a view to them becoming esports stars of the future. The funding has been provided by Swedish Arvsfonden, or Swedish Inheritance Fund, is a state fund which has existed since 1928, the aim being to support non-profits and voluntary organisations to improve conditions for children, young people and the disabled. Female Legends will be collaborating with fellow Swedish gaming organization Sverok, University of Skövde and computer store Inet who will be supplying 45 computers for the project.Liza Lind, Chairwoman of Female Legends, detailed in the press release about this news that esports is one of the few sports where men and women are on an equal footing. Despite this, there is a decline in girls playing games when they hit their teenage years in contrast to boys. This project wants to change that. Lind said: “For a long time, we’ve seen the problems that exist for women in e-sport and we are happy that more organizations are starting to understand this and wants to work preventively against this.” Hans Andersson from Arvsfonden added: “Female Legends project “The future of e-sports” is a good example of how you can include and engage children and young people. All around Sweden, there are many good ideas but often there’s a lack of funds. That’s why Arvsfonden exists.”Female Legends boasts over 1600 members; it runs bootcamps and educational conferences all targeted at getting more women into esports and improve the environment for those already involved.We were able to speak to Liza Lind. Here is an exclusive Q&A with Esports Insider:-ESI: This is a sizable investment, can you give us more details as to how you’ll be using the money to bring this project to life?Liza Lind: First of all we will have three people working full time with this project, which will give us the possibility to really accelerate Female Legends as an organisation. We can now do a lot more! last_img read more