Weekend Poll Top Three: Fans Pick Morales as Their Favorite A Chorus Line Auditionee

first_img 1. Diana Morales—17% She may not be the best at becoming an ice cream cone (no matter how hard she tries to melt), but this streetwise performer from the Bronx is the real deal. As she proves in her two big numbers, Morales has both the spunk to keep you in check and the heart to make you realize that it’s all worth it in the end. Two things that we’d probably need at an emotional audition process. A-five, six, seven, eight! On June 23, the Public Theater honors the 40th anniversary of the creation of A Chorus Line with a starry gala. Yes, the Tony and Pulitzer-prize winning musical by Marvin Hamlisch, Edward Kleban, James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante is turning the big 4-0. To celebrate this milestone, we asked you which kicklining hopeful was your favorite—which one would you most like to hang out with at an audition? The resumes and headshots are in and here’s who you picked! View Comments 3. Sheila Bryant—11% As one of the more seasoned dancers of the bunch, Sheila is a bit of a firecracker. She’s admonished by Zach for not taking the audition seriously. But when she opens up about her childhood by kicking off the powerhouse trio “At the Ballet,” we’re all ears. We also suspect she’d make a great movie-night date. The Red Shoes, anyone? 2. Bobby Mills—13% This might come as an absolute shock, but the folks of the Broadway.com editorial team are not known for their athletic skills. Which is why we were pleasantly surprised to find this sharp-tongued joker as a Broadway.com fan favorite. Plus, after breaking into homes to rearrange furniture, he’d probably share some good interior decorating tips during the downtime.last_img read more

B’way Grosses: Waitress Bakes Up Hot Numbers

first_img Related Shows Waitress The new musical Waitress began Broadway performances on March 25, and its numbers are already good enough to eat. The tuner, written by Sara Bareilles and starring Jessie Mueller, played to a capacity of 101.15% in its first three previews, grossing an impressive 111.38% of its potential. Audiences on the first night, who were extra eager to get the first bite, broke the house record at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre for a single performance. Meanwhile, several family-friendly shows had high weeks as schools entered spring break, including three perennial favorites that each added an extra performance, plus School of Rock and Matilda.Here’s a look at who was on top—and who was not—for the week ending March 27:FRONTRUNNERS (By Gross)1. The Lion King ($2,629,844)*2. Wicked ($2,532,613)*3. Aladdin ($2,127,857)*4. Hamilton ($1,719,570)5. The Book of Mormon ($1,414,631)UNDERDOGS (By Gross)5. American Psycho ($365,186)****4. Shuffle Along ($358,845)*****3. Eclipsed ($318,920)2. Hughie ($278,658)1. The Father ($163,744)***FRONTRUNNERS (By Capacity)1. The Book of Mormon (102.61%)2. Hamilton (101.77%)3. School of Rock (101.42%)4. Waitress (101.15%)*****5. The Crucible (100.24%)**UNDERDOGS (By Capacity)5. Hughie (74.21%)4. On Your Feet! (73.85%)3. The Father (68.00%)***2. Eclipsed (62.76%)1. Disaster! (61.54%)*Number based on nine regular performances**Number based on eight preview performances***Number based on seven preview performances****Number based on four preview performances*****Number based on three preview performancesSource: The Broadway League Jessie Mueller in ‘Waitress’center_img View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 5, 2020last_img read more

GAP claims rise: What to watch for

first_imgCORP-1876013.1-0817-0919©2017 CUNA Mutual Group, All Rights Reserved. CCC information Services, Inc., What’s Driving Total Loss Frequency?, November, 13, 2015. Guaranteed Asset Protection (GAP) provides valuable protection for credit union members by allowing them to cancel the difference between an insurance settlement and their loan balance if their vehicle is stolen or totaled in an accident.However, a “perfect storm” of economic factors and auto trends has converged, increasing the number of total loss declarations filed and pushing GAP claims to record highs. Some of the factors contributing to this unprecedented rise in GAP claims include: Extended loan terms: In Q1 of 2017, lenders reported record-high averages on auto loan terms: almost 69 months for new cars and 64 months for used cars1. Longer terms make payments more affordable, but they also extend the length of time borrowers must pay, leading to many owing more than their vehicle is worth.Higher loan amounts: With the loan-to-value ratio on the rise, many borrowers find themselves under water, longer on their loans (sometimes even for as long as they own their vehicles). In fact, in the first three quarters of 2016, a third of car buyers were still making payments on their trade-ins, with an average of $4,800 in negative equity2. Typically, lenders will add this balance to the next loan, which widens the gap between the loan principal and the value of the vehicle securing the loan.Faster depreciation: Vehicle values have depreciated more quickly in recent years3, extending the length of time during which a borrower owes more than their car is worth. Even slight depreciation can have a big impact on GAP. Higher repair costs: Today, cars are built to last and keep us safe. But these advances come with a price. Higher-cost features, safety mechanisms, and modular components cost thousands of dollars to repair. Minor fender-benders are a thing of the past; the likelihood that a damaged car will be considered “totaled” has risen, which in turn increases the frequency of GAP claims4.More cars on the road and more collisions: Lower unemployment and rising consumer confidence have led consumers to purchase more vehicles. Additionally, reasonable gas prices have encouraged car owners to drive more. Unfortunately, increased traffic means more collisions, especially with drivers distracted by their smartphones and dashboard screens. This “perfect storm” of trends is impacting GAP providers across the industry. Given the steep rise in costs, it is more important than ever for credit unions to work closely with their GAP providers to maintain their competitive advantage, while helping members protect their sizable investment whenever they head out on the road. (View this infographic to see more information on the trends that have led to the rise in GAP claims).Sources: Experian, State of the Automotive Finance Market, Q1, 2017.Edmunds, More Car Shoppers Are Underwater on Their Trade-Ins Than Ever Before, November, 14, 2016. Black Book, Vehicle Depreciation Report, February, 2017. 70SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Jay Isaacson Jay Isaacson is the vice president of P&C Solutions and International Division for CUNA Mutual Group. In this role he leads commercial insurance underwriting, which includes credit union … Web: https://www.cunamutual.com Detailslast_img read more

HR Answers: AI for human resources

first_imgHR professionals will see explosive growth in their use of artificial intelligence over the next five years, according to research by HR.com. This growth will not only transform HR technologies but will have a major and perhaps unsettling impact on the workforce.Most respondents still have much to learn about the topic of using AI for the purpose of enhancing HR, with just 8 percent strongly agreeing they are knowledgeable in this area. One reason for this is a lack experience. Only 7 percent use AI for HR purposes to a high or very high degree today.By 2022, however, over five times as many (39 percent) predict their organizations will make heavy use of AI, and the number rises to 57 percent among HR professionals who consider themselves knowledgeable about AI.“Those who understand AI best also predict the highest AI usage levels over the next five years,” says Debbie McGrath, chief instigator and CEO of HR.com. “AI algorithms will be integrated into a wide array of HR-focused technologies. The main problem won’t be a lack of AI apps, however—it will be that HR pros must become savvy enough to separate hype from reality.” continue reading » 25SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Property Awards Tips for winning

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Indonesians in Malaysia remain calm as they prepare for lockdown

first_imgSimandjuntak Yosep Parulian, 46, an IT consultant based in Kuala Lumpur, is one of the many Indonesians who will be affected by the Malaysian government’s new policy to restrict the movement of people in order to stem the spread of coronavirus in the country.The Malaysian government announced on Monday that it would enforce a partial lockdown, which will be come into effect on Wednesday, after the country experienced a recent surge in confirmed cases.Malaysia reported 125 new cases on Monday, taking its total to 553, the highest number in Southeast Asia. Nearly two-thirds of the new cases are linked to an Islamic gathering attended by 16,000 people, including 1,500 from other countries, Reuters reported. Three Indonesians were also infected at the event.  In a televised speech on Monday evening, Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin announced the measures, which will remain in place from Wednesday until Mar. 31.Schools and universities will be shut, as will government and private business offices, except those that provide essential services, Muhyiddin said. Foreigners will not be allowed into the country and citizens will not be allowed to leave.“These actions must be taken by the government to stem the spread of the pandemic that may take the lives of our country’s people,” Muhyiddin said.In a statement issued on Tuesday, the Office of the Prime Minister explained that supermarkets and minimarts would remain open.However, mass events such as public weddings and small-scale funerals will not be allowed as well as religious activities including Friday prayers. “All religious activities are totally banned,” the statement read.According to the Indonesian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Indonesian citizens are still allowed to leave the country.However, people like Yosep are reluctant to leave Malaysia as they will not be allowed to reenter as foreigners.Agung Cahaya Sumirat, the head of the information, social and culture department at the Indonesian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, said on Tuesday that Indonesians in the country were prepared for the situation. “We have been communicating with a number of Indonesians here. They remain calm,” he said.However, the embassy has yet to announce any measures it will take to ensure Indonesian citizens receive adequate supplies during the lockdown.Currently, around 700,000 registered Indonesians live in Malaysia, but Agung said the number could be higher.“We cannot depend on the embassy. We should be proactive, too,” said Yosep, who said he had taken several steps to prepare ahead of the lockdown.Taking advantage of the supermarkets that remain open, Yosep has begun to stock up on supplies such as a two week supply of canned and dried foods that are enough for two weeks.However, he said it was still difficult to find face masks and hand sanitizer.“Other than that, it is just the same as usual.”Topics : Yosep said the situation in the city remained normal ahead of the lockdown, although people were still rushing to supermarkets to stock up on supplies.“It’s fine [here]. But we are just starting to work from home and our kids are starting to take their classes online,” Yosep told The Jakarta Post via instant messaging on Tuesday.“It’s different from the lockdown implemented in Wuhan. People in Kuala Lumpur, for instance, will still be able to travel to other cities in the country,” he said. “Behind my apartment, there is a construction site and the builders are still working as usual,” he added.“It [the partial lockdown] has not caused panic.”last_img read more

EC Indoor Track Meet Results

first_imgEast Central hosted a 10 team indoor track meet Saturday. All of our conference schools competed as well as North and South Decatur. This meet was not a team scored meet, however awards were given to the top 6 athletes and relay teams of each event.Even though many Batesville athletes were not able to compete because of other commitments, Batesville athletes were still awarded many of these top 6 places. The Bulldogs had two champions of the day, Kelsey Gausman in the 1600m run and Connor Bell in the 800m run. Congratulations Kelsey and Connor!Many 2nd place ribbons were won by the Dogs and they went to:Sophia Meadows in the 55m dash and 200m dashMary Poltrack-1600m runMaddie Pierson-400m dashJacob Koehne-200m dash4 x 800m relay of Maria Wessel, Mary Poltrack, Sarah Poltrack and Kelsey Gausman4 x 400m relay of Garrett Yorn, Connor Bell, Quentin Gowdy and John Moody.3rd place winners were:Madeleine Robben and John Moody-400m dashSamantha Heidlage-Shot PutJessica Wagers-Pole VaultSprint Medley Relay of Booke Drake, Maddie Pierson, Morgan Meyer and Clare Bruns4th place winners:Mary Elizabeth Elkins and Jacob Koehne-55m dashGarrett Yorn-400m dashKevin Bedel-High JumpNathan Bedel-Pole VaultSprint Medley Relay of Annie Freese, Sophia Meadows, Allison Muckerheide and Jessica Westerfeld4 x 400 relay of Emma Gausman, Mary Elizabeth Elkins, Maddie Pierson and Kelsey Gausman5th place was awarded to:Morgan Meyer-55m dashSarah Poltrack and Chris Riffle-1600m runEmma Gausman-800m runMary Elizabeth Elkins-200m dashLuke Forbeck-High JumpRobert Strobel-Pole VaultSprint Medley Relay of Garrett Yorn, Alex Jorgensen, Luke Forbeck and Jacob KoehneFinishing out the award were 6th place finishers:Clare Bruns-55m hurdlesMorgan Meyer-200m dash4 x 800 relay of Lauren Eckstein, Kylie Lehman, Sarah Canady and Emma Gausman4 x 400 relay of Brooke Drake, Clare Bruns, Katie Baumer and Madeleine RobbenBatesville will open up there outdoor season on April 7th at home.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Lisa Gausman.last_img read more

Louis J. Auel

first_imgLouis J. Auel, of Sunman, was born on February 16, 1931 in Cincinnati, Ohio.  He was a veteran of the armed forces, and served his country in the Army and Air Force.  Louis married Linda McCann on June 14, 2003 at St. Nicholas Church in Sunman.  He retired from GE in Evendale, Ohio, where he had been a model maker. Louis was a member of the Knights of Columbus in Cincinnati, the VFW in Milan, Kenneth L. Diver Post #337 Sunman American Legion, and St. Nicholas Catholic Church.  He enjoyed making candy and spending time with his family.  On Friday, January 22, 2016, at the age of 84, Louis passed away at his residence.Those surviving who will cherish Louis’ memory include his wife Linda; son, Randall (Kim) Auel of Milford, OH, daughter-in-law, Jean Auel of Sunman; 5 grandchildren; 5 great, grandchildren; brother, Jim Auel of Cincinnati, and twin sisters, Joan Hostetler and Jean Caseltine, both of Moores Hill.  Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Laura Auel; son, Thomas J. Auel; a sister, and 2 brothers.Friends may visit with the family on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 107 Vine Street, Sunman.  Rev. Sean Danda will officiate the Mass of Christian burial at 12:30 p.m. at St. Nicholas Catholic Church.  Military honors, provided by the Kenneth L. Diver Post #337 Sunman American Legion, will follow.  Burial will be at the convenience of the family in St. Joseph Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio.Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Nicholas Church, or St. Jude Children’s Hospital. To sign the online guestbook or to leave a personal condolence, please visit www.cookrosenberger.com.  Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home and its staff are honored to care for the family of Louis J. Auel.last_img read more

New Troopers Assigned to Versailles Post

first_imgVERSAILLES, Ind. — Two new troopers reported for duty at the Indiana State Police Post in Versailles.They are two of the 55 new troopers reporting to their districts after graduating from the 76th Indiana State Police Recruit Academy.Trooper Trevor Tucker, 23, is a 2011 graduate of Batesville High School and Trooper Derek Eggers, 25, is a 2010 graduate of Columbus North High School.The new troopers will undergo a 3 month training with a field training officer.After the training the troopers will receive their own vehicles and will be assigned patrols in Bartholomew and Jackson Counties.last_img

Ripley County Basketball 2019 Hall Of Fame Inductees

first_imgCongratulations to The 2019 Ripley County Basketball Hall of Fame Inductees.Service Awards go to Bill Hisrich – Batesville and John Ward – Jac-Cen-Del.Athletes include Stacy Edwards Schroeder—Batesville, Amy Myers Armstrong—South Ripley, Mary Simon McCoy—Jac-Cen-Del, Mike Cutter—Milan, and Art Thomas—Cross Plains.The Hall of Fame Inductees will be introduced on Saturday, January 5th during The Ripley County Boys Basketball Tourney with the ceremonies taking place sometime during the Spring.last_img