King Lear, Headlined by Glenda Jackson, Circling B’way

first_img The Glenda Jackson-led King Lear, which is currently playing to much acclaim at London’s Old Vic, is eyeing a Broadway bow. According to the Daily Mail, the production, which additionally stars Rhys Ifans, Jane Horrocks and more, could also transfer to the West End. The current limited engagement is scheduled to run through December 3.When King Lear divides his kingdom among his daughters, he sets in motion a cascade of violence that sweeps the civilized world to the brink of chaos, and Lear himself to the edge of madness.Directed by Deborah Warner, two-time Oscar winner Jackson (Women in Love, A Touch of Class) takes on the title role in Shakespeare’s classic, along with Ifans as Fool, Horrocks as Regan, Celia Imrie as Goneril, Morfydd Clark as Cordelia, William Chubb as Albany, Simon Manyonda as Edmond, Harry Melling as Edgar, Gary Sefton as Oswald and Clifford Rose as Old Man.King Lear was last seen on Broadway in 2004, headlined by Christopher Plummer. Jackson has received four Tony nods, for Macbeth, Strange Interlude, Rose and The Persecution and Assassination of Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade. View Comments ‘King Lear’last_img read more

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Berger kicks off Annual Conference today

first_img 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr NAFCU President and CEO Dan Berger will kick off the association’s Annual Conference and Solutions Expo with a private, member-only conversation with credit union professionals today.“We’re excited to hold NAFCU’s Annual Conference in Nashville this year,” Berger said. “The city’s vibrant musical scene and lively downtown area are a great backdrop for our dynamic speakers, outstanding networking events and insightful education sessions that will give attendees a great competitive edge as they work to improve their bottom lines and their credit union operations.”Berger and NAFCU staff will discuss the top regulatory and legislative issues facing credit unions and answer questions from attendees. Attendees can also earn NAFCU Certified Compliance Officer (NCCO) credits through the discussion.More than 1,200 attendees will be at the conference, which will run through Friday in downtown Nashville. Attendees can keep track of events and opportunities through the Annual Conference app. The app is available for both Apple and Android phones; instructions are on the Annual Conference website. continue reading »last_img read more

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NextGen Know-How: Creating an exceptional culture

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » You may know Netflix as a top media entertainment provider, with shows like Orange is the New Black and Stranger Things, but behind this media giant is a high-performance company culture that seeks to attract and retain “stunning colleagues.”Netflix believes in people over process and promotes freedom, independence and collaboration. Like many organizations, they have company values that sound great, but the difference is they actually live by them.Almost a decade ago, some of the secrets of the company’s exceptional culture were revealed in a document that was shared frequently on the internet. The slide deck, entitled “Netflix Culture: Freedom and Responsibility,” not only detailed the company values, but also their philosophy on pay, benefits and what actually makes a great company culture. (Hint: It’s not free espresso, sushi lunches and great offices.)And it’s anything but traditional.last_img read more

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When is Harry Kane back from injury? Tottenham striker is nearing a return

first_imgDele Alli is also sidelined (Picture: Getty Images)Dele Alli is also out, but is someway behind Kane in his recovery, still expected to return in March rather than any earlier.Alli could still return for the North London Derby against Arsenal on 2 March, however.Before then, Spurs travel to Burnley on 23 February and then go to Chelsea on Wednesday 27 February.MORE: Jurgen Klopp names which competition Liverpool fans want to win the mostMORE: Andreas Christensen reveals Chelsea’s hierarchy convinced him to stay during January transfer window Kane could be back this weekend (Picture: Getty Images)‘He’s doing well. He’s doing fantastic,’ said Pochettino. ‘We have to stop him every day, because he wants to be ahead of his recovery and he’s very optimistic and his determination to play as soon as possible is unbelievable.’AdvertisementAdvertisement‘If you see him, he’s nearly ready to play, but we need to be realistic too. I think he’s so close to come back again, not for Sunday and not for Wednesday, but we’ll see after.’Tottenham didn’t need Kane in either the Leicester or the following Borussia Dortmund match, winning both and scoring three times in each.However, with Premier League fixtures against Chelsea and Arsenal in the coming weeks, Pochettino will be desperate to get his first-choice striker back. Comment Phil HaighMonday 18 Feb 2019 3:36 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Harry Kane is not far from a return to fitness (Picture: Getty Images)Harry Kane has been out for just over a month but he is getting very close to a return to fitness with Tottenham Hotspur.The England captain damaged his ankle ligaments against Manchester United on 13 January, and the initial prognosis was that he would be out until March.Rio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starHowever, he appears to have shown impressive powers of recovery and could be back on the field as soon as this weekend.Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino gave an update before Tottenham’s last Premier League game against Leicester, suggesting Kane could be back for the trip to Burnley this weekend.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Advertisement When is Harry Kane back from injury? Tottenham striker is nearing a return Advertisementlast_img read more

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Arsenal in talks to sign Axel Disasi as Mikel Arteta steps up search for defender

first_img Comment Arsenal in talks to sign Axel Disasi as Mikel Arteta steps up search for defender Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 15 Apr 2020 2:21 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.2kShares Advertisement Advertisementcenter_img A number of top clubs have been monitoring the young Frenchman (Picture: Getty)L’Equipe claims Arsenal are ‘keeping in direct contact’ with Disasi’s entourage and Ligue 2 outfit Reims over a move for the 22-year-old centre-back.AdvertisementAdvertisementHowever, the report claims Arsenal are likely to come up against stiff competition for Disasi’s signature with top clubs from around Europe keeping close tabs on the Frenchman.Reims have confirmed that Disasi can leave for the right price ahead of the 2020/21 campaign. It’s understood an offer of €20million (£17.5m) would be enough to land the highly-rated youngster. Arteta is on the hunt for reinforcements at centre-back (Picture: Getty)Last week, Arsenal manager Arteta reassured supporters that he had multiple transfer plans up his sleeve after the coronavirus pandemic halted the Premier League season. ‘I’m planning two or three different scenarios that we can face,’ the Spaniard told Sky Sports.‘Depending on one of those three, we will be able to do more, less or nothing.‘We have to react daily. We don’t know what the financial situation is going to be, we don’t know the rules, the timing, the window. ‘There are so many things we cannot control at the moment.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalHe added: ‘I went through a lot when I got here… I had eight or 10 players injured, and there were a lot of issues to deal with. The connection between fans, players and club was in a difficult state at that moment. ‘We had to change that energy, the belief and the commitment from the players. ‘I was very pleased because everyone was on board with what we were doing. ‘We started to win three or four games in a row and there was a much more positive mindset around the place.’MORE: The potential stumbling block in Arsenal’s transfer move for Jonathan TahMORE: Gary Neville reveals Man Utd would always try to ‘wind up’ Arsenal legends Thierry Henry and Robert Pires Arsenal have been in talks to sign Reims centre-half Axel Disasi (Picture: Getty)Arsenal are in negotiations to sign Axel Disasi from Reims in the summer transfer window, according to reports in France. The Gunners have already wrapped up a deal for Saint Etienne’s William Saliba but Mikel Arteta has made it clear to the board that he’s keen for another top-class central defender to follow the young Frenchman to the Emirates.Leipzig’s Dayot Upamecano and Bayer Leverkusen’s Jonathan Tah are both firmly on Arsenal’s radar as the north London giants scour the market for potential reinforcements and a new name has emerged as a target. Read the latest updates: Coronavirus news liveADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Buyers getting in before properties hit auction

first_imgThe home at 12 Beeston St, Teneriffe.A FEAR of missing out is driving home hunters in Brisbane’s two most expensive suburbs to snap up properties weeks before they go under the hammer.Buyers suffering from so-called FOMO are making offers on homes within days of them listing to avoid competing for limited stock in the sought-after suburbs of New Farm and Teneriffe, according to local prestige agents. A good example is the sale of a three-bedroom cottage on Teneriffe Hill, sold prior to auction for $2.4 million.The contemporary house on a 304 sqm block at 12 Beeston St was due to go to auction, but received three competing offers within the first week of listing.More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019Matt Lancashire, of Ray White, negotiated the sale to a local owner-occupier who had been looking for a suitable place in the area for some time and didn’t want to miss out on this one.“Stock’s so tight at the moment there’s not a lot of choice, particularly in that part of Teneriffe,” Mr Lancashire said.“That $2 to $3 million range is so buoyant that there are no issues with a shortage of buyers.”The architecturally designed cottage is perched on an elevated position with amazing city views from the second living zone.A four-bedroom property at 153 James St, New Farm, fetched $2.71 million after receiving multiple offers. Ray White’s Scott Darwon negotiated the sale.Teneriffe has Brisbane’s most expensive median house price of $2.1 million, while New Farm’s is $1.57 million, according to CoreLogic.last_img read more

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FRC releases guidance on going concern, solvency and liquidity risk

first_imgThe companies caught by the new guidance could be using either UK GAAP or International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).Both UK GAAP and IFRS have broadly similar going-concern requirements.Major listed companies with a premium listing will continue to apply the UK corporate governance code rather than the new going-concern guidance.Separate guidance also applies to UK-listed banks.The FRC’s latest actions have their roots in the June 2012 recommendations of the Sharman Inquiry on going concern and liquidity risk.Going concern is a fundamental assumption in accounting and the basis on which financial statements are prepared.It works on the premise that a business will continue to operate in the foreseeable future without being wound up or significantly reducing its activities.The issue has been a worry for investors in recent years given the trend for auditors to sign off on a company’s accounts as a going concern one minute only for the business to go under the next.Among its recommendations, Sharman called for clarification of the accounting and stewardship purposes of the going-concern assessment and disclosure process and the related thresholds for such disclosures.Second, Sharman proposed a review of the FRC’s 2009 Guidance for Directors to make sure the assessment of going concern was integrated within the business-planning and risk-management functions.Third, Sharman wanted to see companies move away from a disclosure regime where a company’s financial statements might fail to flag up concerns about its longer-term viability.Investors have in the past complained that the only indication they had that a company was in difficulties was when it tipped over into insolvency.Since the release of the report, the FRC has published two consultation papers seeking views on the implementation of Sharman’s findings.The FRC describes the guidance as “non-mandatory, best practice guidance for all companies required to make disclosures on the going-concern basis of accounting in their financial statements”.The focus of the disclosures is on the “principal risks and uncertainties within their strategic report”.But one leading critic of the accounting regime for UK companies said he was unconvinced the new guidance would have any tangible impact.Tim Bush, head of governance and financial analysis at Pensions & Investment Research Consultants, told IPE: “Adopting the going-concern basis of accounting first and foremost depends on the company’s having net assets rather than a deficit.“The flaws in the IFRS model can mask that, and this guidance does not address this. It’s wallpapering over the crack.” The UK Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has issued guidance for directors dealing with the going-concern basis of accounting.The FRC’s executive director, Melanie McLaren, said: “The FRC encourages companies to take a broader longer-term view of the risks and uncertainties facing their business. We have seen an evolution in corporate reporting in recent years.”She added that directors had welcomed the move.In addition to going concern, the guidance also covers two other matters disclosed in companies’ strategic reports, namely solvency and liquidity risks.last_img read more

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Germany commits to sustainable capital market with green bonds plan

first_imgUnion Investment has expressed its “very positive view” on the government’s intention to issue green bonds through a dialogue with the German Finance Agency in recent years.Investors seemed to have embraced the idea to drive social and ecological transformation as in May German chancellor Angela Merkel addressed the international community to step up efforts to protect the environment.Hannoversche Kasse is in favour of green government bonds too, but remains wary of the coupon. “We generally do not invest in bonds with a 0% coupon,” Wunderlich added.According to the plan released by the Finance Agency in June, the government will issue “twin bonds”, green bonds and conventional bonds, with a 10-year maturity and an identical coupon of 0%. They will only differ in price. The government expects to cash in between €8-12bn for 2020.“We generally do not invest in bonds with a 0% coupon”Jana Desirée Wunderlich, head of capital investment at Hannoversche KassenThe move is seen as a first step to experience with the new instrument, and at the same time to observe capital market interactions between conventional and green bonds.In this context, Schubert said it is important that the capital market curve for conventional bonds does not become fragmented. Conventional bonds are the safest and most liquid instruments in the euro bond market, he added.To avoid different funding curves, the government is offering an option to convert green bonds into conventional bonds.“Due to this exchange option, the green bond is unlikely to trade significantly below the price of conventional bonds, otherwise arbitrage will set in by using the exchange option,” he said.The German government plans to issue a second tranche of green bonds in Q4 with a five-year maturity.Wunderlich said the first issue is only a start, adding that ideally the money raised will be deployed into sustainable projects.But Schubert noted that the federal budget is subject to the ‘universality principle’ or Gesamtdeckungsprinzip.“This means that funds borrowed – whether green or conventional – are used to cover the expenses of the overall budget without differentiation in the use of the funds based on legal requirements,” he concluded.To read the digital edition of IPE’s latest magazine click here. The German government has stepped up its commitment to sustainable capital market financing with a plan to issue its first green bonds – or Grünen Bundeswertpapieren – in September.Alexander Schubert, senior portfolio manager at Union Investment, told IPE that issuing green bonds goes beyond legal requirements to underpin the credibility of the government on issues such as climate change, energy transition and biodiversity.He said this move “should continue to provide great support for the segment of sustainable capital market financing, which has grown strongly in recent years, and convince other issuers to deal intensively with these issues”.Jana Desirée Wunderlich, head of capital investment at Hannoversche Kassen, agreed, saying the state should play “a role model and a function of guidance”, which it can signal through the issuance of green bonds.last_img read more

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New developments built in emerging coastal hot spot

first_imgNew residential projects with urban-style apartments are attracting owner occupiers on the Sunshine Coast, particularly around the emerging Maroochydore City Centre.New residential projects with urban-style apartments are attracting owner occupiers on the Sunshine Coast, particularly around the emerging Maroochydore City Centre. Rise Maroochydore Beach located on Sixth Ave, is a 12-storey ocean-view development with 48 apartments featuring two and three bedroom configurations as well as two-level four-bedroom penthouses.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours agoDaniel Hirst, of Colliers International, who is marketing Rise on behalf of the developer Saintsun said: “Since launching in October last year 60 per cent of the development has sold totalling $30 million, thanks to the demand from owner occupiers seeking coastal lifestyle and growing sophistication that the Sunshine Coast offers. “The majority of the buyers are semi-retirees from southeast Queensland who want to live near the beach and are able to work from home as well as commute to Brisbane. “Rise is unique as it offers the closest new apartments to the ocean in Maroochydore, with development of this scale currently not allowed any closer. Residents can enjoy sweeping ocean views that cannot be built out, from Mudjimba Island to Point Cartwright.”There are 17 apartments remaining at Rise with two-bedroom apartments selling from $565,000 up to four-bedroom penthouses from $2.2 million.The apartments have floor-to-ceiling glass balcony doors to make the most of the ocean views, and offer seamless integration between the indoor and outdoor spaces. They also have integrated screens for greater flexibility.last_img read more

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Borussia Dortmund: We have no problem with Sancho’s trip to UK

first_img Fligge said: “It’s common and fine for players to go home before a training camp if they’re not risky. “The same goes for Jadon [Sancho]. read also:Man Utd target Sancho spotted in England “From our point of view, the pictures that have been shown to us so far do not violate.” United are understood to see the German side’s deadline as meaningless with the transfer window open until October 5 On Saturday SunSport reported meeting the eye-watering price tag for Sancho, 20, might lead to United potentially blowing their entire transfer kitty on one player. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Borussia Dortmund officials revealed that they have no problem with Jadon Sancho’s trip to the UK as their self-imposed transfer deadline with Manchester United has ended. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side had already missed out on sealing a £110million deal for the England international. German runners-up Dortmund insist United must seal the deal by August 10, when their players is expected back for pre-season training. Sancho, 20, sparked rumours a deal is imminent as he returned to his homeland, and was spotted at a party hosted by rap stars Krept and Konan on Saturday. However, it is understood no agreement has yet been reached. And Dortmund’s communications chief Sascha Fligge said there is no problem with Sancho returning to England as long as he reports back for training as normal.Advertisement Promoted Content9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo10 Actors And Actresses Whose Careers Were Boosted By Soap OperasYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoTV Characters Who Hated Each Other But Later Became Friends6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her GrandsonBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parkscenter_img Loading… last_img read more

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