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Tickets Now On Sale for World Premiere of Ode to Joy, Starring Tony Nominee Kathryn Erbe

first_img Ode to Joy Written and directed by Craig Lucas, Ode to Joy is a story of love, heartbreak, addiction and illness. Erbe stars as an artist named Adele, an audacious painter who tells the story of her destructive relationships with her two lovers, Mala (Roxanna Hope) and Bill (Arliss Howard). The creative team on board for the production includes set designer Andrew Boyce, costume designer Catherine Zuber, lighting designer Paul Whitaker and sound designer Daniel Kluger. Feel better about your boring monotonous relationship, or lack thereof, by checking out the first performance of Ode to Joy on February 12 at the Cherry Lane Theatre. The show is set for a limited run through March 30. A love triangle gone seriously, seriously wrong. Like, Bermuda Triangle wrong. Tickets are now available for off-Broadway’s world premiere of Ode to Joy starring Tony nominee and Law and Order favorite Kathryn Erbe as a woman caught between a rock and a hard place. A production of Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre, the play has an opening night set for February 27. Show Closed This production ended its run on April 19, 2014center_img View Comments Related Showslast_img read more

Sheds are the new black

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Brussels must revise rules for long-term savings, think tank says

first_imgThe solution to poor returns on pension savings is simple – create a pan-European fund to facilitate savings and investments based on long-term results, according to Karel Lannoo, president of the Brussels-based think tank Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS).At a press conference in Paris organised by Carmignac Gestion, Lannoo told IPE the European Commission would need to revise its proposals on long-term legislation.He went on to say that the protection of the interests of private savers for their future pensions required four elements.These, according to the results of a study sponsored by Carmignac in September 2012, require the harmonisation of markets to enable access to long-term products, the creation of a “portable” European product and the easing of investment in illiquid infrastructure investments across Europe. Lannoo told the press conference of the dismal returns being achieved by third-pillar pension funds.He slated the present status quo, referring to deficiencies observed in terms of governance, liquidity profile, asset allocation, investment practices, risk management and communication.He also noted that the study, ‘Promouvoir l’épargne européenne et long-term’, highlighted that, at present, the debate was “confused”.What is needed, according to Lannoo, is a fund structure that ensures transparency and allows for efficient scale and the optimal bundling of services.While any development would be aimed primarily at individual savers, he told IPE, it could also be supported by funds managers holding occupational pension investments, on a fund-of-fund basis.In an earlier statement, Carmignac emphasised the need for retirement savings that would stimulate capital markets as a driver for growth in Europe.Lannoo said at the conference that long-term funds should achieve 2-3% in returns, before inflation.He added that the study was now being considered by the European Commission, and had so far been received warmly be senior officials.last_img read more

Remembering Joe Slovo, 20 years on

first_img7 January 2015Yesterday marked the 20th anniversary of the death of Joe Slovo, the general secretary of the South African Communist Party (SACP) and a founding member of the Congress of Democrats.A stalwart of the struggle against apartheid, Slovo died on 6 January 1995.Slovo was chief of staff of Umkhonto weSizwe and he served on the revolutionary council of the ANC from 1969 until its dissolution in 1983.He served in South Africa’s first democratic Cabinet as housing minister.ChildhoodSlovo came to South Africa as a child when his family emigrated from Lithuania to escape Europe’s anti-Semitism.Educated in Johannesburg, he was influenced by a militant Irish teacher, John O’Meara. He left school after Standard 6 (Grade 8). He worked as a dispatch clerk at SA Druggists, joining the National Union of Distributive Workers. As a shopsteward, he was involved in organising a strike.Slovo joined the South African Communist Party in 1942, dedicating himself to gaining power for the people and removing the oppressive apartheid regime then ruling South Africa.Influenced by Red Army heroism, he left his surroundings in Doornfontein boarding house and volunteered to fight for the allies in World War II. He later became very active in the Springbok Legion.Political activismBetween 1946 and 1950, he attended Wits University in Johannesburg, where he completed his law degree. As a student, was politically active and involved in civil disobedience campaigns of the 1950s.In 1949 he married Ruth, the daughter of SACP treasurer Julius First. Both First and Slovo were listed as communists under the Suppression of Communism Act of 1954 and could not be quoted or attend public gatherings in South Africa.First was killed in 1982 by a parcel bomb, believed to have been sent by the apartheid regime to her office in Maputo, Mozambique.Slovo and First had three daughters – Shawn, Gillian and Robyn. Shawn’s account of her childhood “A World Apart” was turned into a movie.Slovo was a founder member of the Congress of Democrats. He represented COD on the national consultative committee of the Congress Alliance which drew up the Freedom Charter.ExileHe was arrested and detained for two months during the Treason Trial of 1956. Charges against him were dropped in 1958. He was later arrested for six months during the State of Emergency declared after Sharpeville in 1960.In 1961, Slovo emerged as one of the leaders of Umkhonto we Sizwe, the military arm of the ANC.In 1963, he was forced into exile – first to London, where he completed his LLM at the London School of Economics.First joined him in exile after her own detention later in 1963. While in exile Slovo continued his work for the SACP and ANC, moving to Mozambique in 1977 to establish an operational centre for the ANC.Two years after the death of Ruth First in 1982, South Africa and Mozambique signed the Nkomati Accord and Slovo was forced to leave Mozambique.Slovo was elected general secretary of the SACP in 1984. He was also MK’s chief of staff and a member of the national executive council’s working committee.ReturnSlovo returned to South Africa in 1990 to participate in the early “talks about talks” between the government and the ANC. Following a short period of ill health, he said he would not stand again as SACP general secretary.At the party’s congress in South Africa in December 1991, Slovo was elected SACP chairperson; with the late Chris Hani elected general secretary.Slovo was a leading theoretician in both the SACP and the ANC. He wrote numerous articles for the African Communist, of which he was former editor, as well as countless pamphlets. He also contributed to several books such as “No Middle Road”.Always portrayed as an arch-Stalinist by the former South African government, Slovo surprised his critics with his “Has Socialism Failed?” pamphlet in 1989, acknowledging the weaknesses of socialism and excesses of Stalinism.In 1992 an adapted form of his “Sunset Clause” document, allowing for a form of power sharing with the government, was adopted by the NWC.CommemorationSlovo loved classical music, particularly the work of Mahler, and his favourite book was Gogol’s “Dead Souls”. He was married to agricultural economist Helena Dolny and lived in Johannesburg.Dogged by ill-health from the early 1990s, Slovo died on 5 January 1995.At an event held at Avalon Cemetery in Soweto to commemorate the 20-year anniversary of Slovo’s death on Tuesday, Blade Nzimande, the party’s current secretary general, called on tripartite alliance partners – the ANC, the SACP and Cosatu – to use 2015 to forge unity.Read the speeches and writings of Joe Slovo on the SACP’s website: www.sacp.org.za/people/slovoSACP and SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

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NFU public comments strongly endorse fair practice rules

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest On behalf of nearly 200,000 family farm and ranch members, National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson submitted public comments to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) yesterday, advocating for the agency to finalize the Farmer Fair Practices Rules. The rules would provide family farmers and ranchers with protections against anti-competitive and abusive practices.“Family farmers and ranchers are operating in an extremely consolidated agricultural marketplace, where lack of competition provides the major meat companies with tremendous power,” said Johnson. “Farmer Fair Practices Rules provide family farmers and ranchers with the most basic of protections against egregious and anti-competitive practices. They are long overdue and we urge the USDA to finalize them as soon as possible.”In his comments, Johnson highlighted the extreme consolidation in the livestock and poultry sectors, noting that just four giant meatpacking companies control 85 percent of the beef market, 74% of the pork market, and more than half of the market for poultry.“Due to a lack of competition across the agricultural sector, farmers are subject to both the bargaining power of sellers of agricultural inputs and the bargaining power of buyers of the products farmers grow,” Johnson said.Johnson said that this bargaining power has allowed processors and integrators to institutionalize many unfair and abusive practices, particularly in the poultry and pork industries.“The development of contract farming as the model in the poultry and hog sector has institutionalized the ‘monopsony/monopoly relations between farm and agribusiness and the ability of the latter to capture value by the producer through price manipulation.’  The two parties that negotiate the contract are not equal. This asymmetrical power results in undue influence over contract farmers,” he said. “The status quo system of indentured servitude by contract growers who are subject to increasingly offensive demands by integrators is simply unacceptable.”Johnson noted that the Farmer Fair Practices Rules update the Packers and Stockyards Act of 1921, which was passed to protect competition in the meatpacking industry.“Congress passed the Act with recognition that the previous antitrust acts did not adequately protect farmers and consumers from the monopolistic practices of the meatpacking industry,” Johnson said. “The Act set out to regulate meatpackers engaging in unfair or deceptive practices that harm individual farmers.“Over the last few decades, judicial decisions have weakened the original act, providing farmers and ranchers with less protection in a more challenging marketplace. These rules will go a long way to make sure that farmers and ranchers can continue to operate with basic protections under the law.”last_img read more

Announcing the March 2013 Geocacher of the Month

first_imgWVTim – Featured Geocacher of the MonthAll three nominees for the March Geocacher of the Month contribute to the global geocaching communityby creating quality geocaches and being an inspiration to geocachers.Thank you to all those who supported the nominees. Those not chosen as the featured Geocacher of the Month will receive a gift of appreciation from Geocaching HQ.The choice was difficult. Ultimately, only one nominee can become the featured Geocacher of the Month based on a combination of community input, blog comments and voting. We all won seeing such examples of how the geocaching community works together.After tallying the sentiment, WVTim is named the Featured Geocacher of the Month for March 2013.WVTim is known for contributing one-on-one and through social media to improve geocaching for others. One geocacher who left a comment for WVTim wrote, “I  see “paragraphs” of supporting statements about WVTim and the many things he has accomplished for geocaching. I am familiar with WVTim due to his YouTube videos. His gadgetcaches channel, in only 3 months, has nearly 11K views. He does instructional videos on how to build his gadget caches. So, he not only has amazing caches, he is giving ideas and instructions to cachers everywhere on how to build them. Cachers everywhere are benefiting from this guy whose caches have over 2K favorite votes. Plus, he just doesn’t do great caches. I’ve learned from this blog he has seminars, educational events, he teaches geocaching in schools, and to the Boy Scouts. He assists his state and local government in placing geocaching trails.”WVTim will receive a collector’s edition featured Geocacher of the Month Geocoin, along with a Geocacher of the Month hat and certificate acknowledging his contributions, signed by two of the founders of Geocaching.com. See a list of all the featured Geocachers of the Month here. If you know an outstanding geocacher who should be considered for the honor, send an email to [email protected] Every nomination must follow these requirements. Please include:Your name, the name of your nominee, their usernameA picture of the nomineeDescription (200 or more words) explaining why he or she deserves to be the Geocacher of the MonthPlease inform your nominee that you have submitted them for the award. Nominations for Featured Geocacher of the Month are accepted at any time.Congratulations again to Uncle Louwtjie on being recognized at the Featured Geocacher of the Month for February.Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedMarch Featured Geocacher of the Month Nominees – Add Your CommentsMarch 15, 2013In “Community”Geocacher of Month Nominees for April 2013 – Add Your CommentsApril 25, 2013In “Community”Featured Geocacher of the Month Award WinnersAugust 25, 2011In “Community”last_img read more

Apple And Google Might Be Negotiating Patents

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Apple reportedly is wasting no time in consolidating the market power it won in its patent case against Samsung.Citing an unnamed source “familiar with the dealings,” CNET is reporting that Apple CEO Tim Cook and Google CEO Larry Page have met at least once already to discuss potential infringements by Google on Apple patents. CNET says the pair plan to talk again in “a few weeks.”Neither Apple nor Google would respond to interview requests Thursday evening, Central Time.Apple won a huge victory over Samsung Aug. 24 when a jury sided with Apple in its allegations that the South Korean electronics giant had copied Apple software and design intellectual property pertaining to its iPhone.Samsung has been ordered to pay Apple $1.05 billion for the infringements, and Apple has pressed ahead, asking for an injunction against sales of specific Samsung products using Google’s Android operating system.Google issued a statement Aug. 27 playing down the decision’s impact.Image via J3on. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… jim nash Related Posts center_img Tags:#Apple#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

Using Social Media To Land Your Dream Job

first_imgGetting a job is hard. Between the countless hours spent crafting cover letters that no one reads and anxiously checking your email to see if you’re on to the next round of interviews, a job hunt can be frustrating.But as the job climate is shifting, so is the way applicants are getting those jobs. Your online portfolio is just as important as your resume, and what you post online can affect your chances of getting hired. In a survey released last month, the recruiting platform Jobvite reported that 94 percent of recruiters rely on social recruiting when looking for candidates. The company also stated the businesses that found new hires on social media had better candidate quality and quantity.  People are increasingly using social tools to get hired. In fact, the last three positions I’ve held started with a simple tweet. However, there is a strategic way to go about it; you can spend hours blasting resume buckshot to the entire Internet, or you can tailor your message and master a plan of attack so that you’re meeting the right people at the right time. “What we’re looking for in the social world are indicators that show you have some expertise in whatever you say you do,” said Shon Burton, former recruiter and founder and CEO of HiringSolved.Burton’s company crawls the web to find everything a person has posted online, and narrows that down to information that is relevant to employers. The conversation you’re having on social media, he said, is significant to the outcome of your job search.  What Does It Take?We’ve all heard the advice: “Brand yourself”; “Become a thought leader”; “Build a large following”. While this information is advantageous to a select few power users, this advice can be hard for the average person to implement, and isn’t relevant to all job searches. So here are a few ways you can get the outcome you want in any industry without stressing too much about the buzzwords. Decide Who You AreYou should be a person, not a product. It’s important to establish what defines you and what your future career goals are before you embark on the journey to find one. A logo or tagline can be cute and catchy, but what really matters is the qualities you bring to the position that will have the greatest impact. What are your skills? What is your passion? This should be clear on your website, Twitter profile, LinkedIn account or About.me. If a viewer has to muddle about to understand your skills, they will quickly move on.The hiring managers and recruiters skimming through potential employees will be looking for proof that you’re enthusiastic about what you do. Portfolios and side projects demonstrate passion, and passionate people generally become great hires.Quick tip: Your profile picture should be your headshot. It makes you easily recognizable and allows people to connect with the real you, instantly. Build Meaningful, Lasting RelationshipsNetworking isn’t just about finding people that will help you get a job. Sometimes the most successful “networking,” outcomes are a result of simply asking someone to meet for coffee because you like what she writes on Medium. Sharing ideas with someone you respect or admire is a great way to practice icebreakers and thoughtful discussion, and will ultimately expand your network for future references. Remember to work on those relationships. Nurture them, even when you don’t think they will benefit your career goals. You never know how the acquaintances you make will affect your future; so make sure you treasure each one. Quick tip: “I’d love to meet up and talk about [the industry] with you!” is a perfectly fine way to kick off the conversation.Don’t Beg For ItIf your entire feed is made up entirely of replies to potential employers asking them to hire you, you’re doing it wrong. Followers find this behavior annoying, and it buries any conversation you’ve had in the past. Reaching out on social media might drive people to your profile, but if there are no recent relevant links or conversations, recruiters won’t recognize your value.Instead of replying with, “I’d love to work for you!” try sending them, “I just did something that’s exactly what you’re looking for. Here’s a link to it.” Make sure the link points to your website or portfolio that includes a description of what you do as well as your contact information. Quick tip: Advertise that you’re looking for a job, but avoid looking like a job hunt bot.  Be AuthenticFeel free to express yourself online. As we all know, posting risqué, demeaning, inappropriate, or downright mean photos or statements on your social profiles immediately puts you out of favor with hiring managers. However, highlighting your personality in conversation is recommended.People enjoy working alongside others that have a sense of humor, contribute to thoughtful discussions, or have interesting hobbies. Once you get hired you shouldn’t make the job your life, so there is no reason you can’t share your life outside your job, too. Plus, if you and your interviewer share common interests outside of the company, you leave a memorable impression. Quick tip: People like charisma, humor and intelligence. People don’t like this.  Develop And Demonstrate ExpertiseValidate yourself as an expert by participating in discussion, maintaining a blog or website, and providing feedback on the topics you have experience in. Search for discussions on LinkedIn and Twitter and participate with your own opinions and feedback. “You can build an expertise on Twitter, Quora, Stack Overflow or Facebook and people really take notice of it,” Burton said. “It starts to be recognized as a better indicator of what a person can really do.”For example, the #journchat on Twitter every Monday brings together journalists, public relations professionals and other writers to talk about the industry. Twitter or LinkedIn chats are a great way to meet like-minded people and demonstrate your passion and interest in select industries. Jobs are posted frequently in these chats as well, which becomes an additional outlet for your job search. Quick tip: Listen as much as you participate. There is no better way to find out how to break in to a business than learning from professional peers. Stick With ItIt’s easy to get discouraged, especially if you’ve spent countless hours submitting applications. Not every person you reach out to will respond, and if you’re like most Americans, you might be at it for 18 weeks. As you spend time looking for a new position, make sure you’re pruning your personal projects and online profiles. For most people, a Google search is the first step to an introduction, especially with potential employees. Take the time to perfect your online presence, and the offers will begin to come. Image courtesy Flikr/chluna, via CC license. Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Tags:#careers#Job Hunt#social Related Posts selena larsoncenter_img The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more

Changing Times and Medicaid

first_imgThis MFLN-Military Caregiving concentration blog post was published on June 2, 2017. Active duty military families are provided significant healthcare coverage and services under their TRICARE benefits. But sometimes they need to turn to other sources of assistance to get needed coverage and benefits.  This is especially the case for families that may have members with special health care needs. In addition, most families – be they in the military or not – face questions and sometimes challenges when helping older family members with healthcare needs. One resource that families may turn to is Medicaid – the public health insurance program which is operated in partnership between the states and the federal government.With a new Congress and President in Washington, there has been some discussion about changing and reforming Medicaid.  While the scope of change and reform is still unclear, and the prospects for any immediate change is uncertain, this is a good time to review some Medicaid basics and what they might mean to military families.While the Medicaid program is most often thought of as a program that helps those with low incomes, one of its major purposes is to assist those who might have special care needs that are not covered or provided through other forms of health benefits or insurance.  In many circumstances, Medicaid can help provide for home and community based health services that provide for caregiving in a non-institutional environment.  For example, a family with a child with severe disabilities might be able to use Medicaid to obtain services beyond those provided by TRICARE or TRICARE/ECHO.Adults in Military Families, often find themselves in the middle of a “sandwich.”  While caring for their children, they might also be looking after their parents or grandparents.  In addition to helping serve those with special health care needs, Medicaid can also be an important resource for older individuals. We often think of Medicare – a program primarily for those over 65 — as the government health insurance program for those who are older. But Medicaid can also play a role for those who are disabled or have low incomes.  Medicare provides relatively little coverage for long-term and in-home care, while Medicaid is a major source of support.  Medicaid can also help fill a gap for medical and prescription expenses when Medicare is not enough.Navigating Medicaid is not especially easy. Because Medicaid programs are operated at the state level, each state has its own eligibility criteria and application procedures.  For families moving from one state to another, this can prove to be a challenge.  Eligibility in one state does not transfer to another, which means that a family will need to make a new application when arriving at their new home.  Services in one state may not be available in another state.  Understanding these realities are important for military families, especially as they are faced with PCS, retirement, or separation decisions.Those who are in a position to help military families with their caregiving needs, can be a valuable asset in informing families about the various services and resources available through various public programs and community services.  Medicaid is one such resource. The Military Caregiving team is looking forward to presenting an up-to-date session on Medicaid on June 21, 2017 through a webinar entitled ‘Medicaid: Taking Stock of an Essential Program in Uncertain Times.’  This webinar will take into account recent developments as they unfold over the next few months, while also offering some information on Medicaid basics. We hope that you can join us then.We also remind you that an in-depth three-part series on Medicaid is available through the MFLN portal.  Just link to our Medicare & Medicaid Resources blog post.  To learn more about Medicare please see our recent blog ‘Are You Covered? – Medicare Overseas’ as well as our archived webinar Medicare 2017 & What it Means for You.last_img read more