Broadway Grosses: An American in Paris Feels the Love

first_img View Comments Something tells us this is more than “Beginner’s Luck.” In the week preceding the Tony Award nominations, An American in Paris leapt to the top five grossing shows, making $1,235,247 (the highest of its run so far). It joined perennial favorites/usual suspects The Lion King, Wicked, Aladdin and The Book of Mormon. While we expect the s’wonderful tuner to receive a nod on April 28, three new musicals whose numbers are not as high could also benefit from hearing their named called: The Visit, It Shoulda Been You and Doctor Zhivago. Meanwhile, John Cameron Mitchell celebrated his forthcoming Tony Honor early by playing the strongest week of his run in Hedwig and the Angry Inch. For his final seven performances, the show’s co-creator brought in $702,944. Darren Criss will don the wig and makeup beginning April 29.Here’s a look at who was on top—and who was not—for the week ending April 26:FRONTRUNNERS (By Gross)1. The Lion King ($1,972,747)2. Wicked ($1,740,459)3. Aladdin ($1,492,453)4. The Book of Mormon ($1,469,646)5. An American in Paris ($1,235,247)UNDERDOGS (By Gross)5. Hand to God ($343,574)4. The Heidi Chronicles ($313,425)3. The Visit ($180,105)*2. Living on Love ($155,646)1. Airline Highway ($126,468)*FRONTRUNNERS (By Capacity)1. The Book of Mormon (102.53%)2. Fish in the Dark (101.58%)3. The Audience (100.72%)**4. Aladdin (100.01%)5. The King and I (100.00%)=5. Skylight (100.00%)UNDERDOGS (By Capacity)5. Gigi (66.13%)4. Jersey Boys (64.08%)3. Wolf Hall Parts One & Two (60.01%)2. On the Town (57.10%)1. The Heidi Chronicles (52.39%)* Number based on three preview performances and five regular performances**Number based on seven regular performancesSource: The Broadway Leaguelast_img read more

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‘Unusually strong’ lending by credit unions in February, and it’s not about leap year

first_imgCredit union loan growth topped 0.3% in February, pacing a 0.9% increase on an annual basis, according to the Credit Union National Association’s (CUNA) monthly credit union estimates.Bill Hampel, CUNA chief policy officer/chief economist, noted that the month’s performance was impressive historically, and not just because of the extra day afforded to February by a leap year.“Unusually strong,” Hampel said. “Strongest February loan increase since the early 2000s.”The loan-to-savings ratio also remained healthy, coming in at 76.8%–a number CUNA economists expect to climb to 80% by the end of 2016 and to 85% by the end of 2017. continue reading » 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img

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Jasenka Kranjčević, IZTZG: How will the COVID-19 pandemic affect health security in the tourism sector

first_imgIt is known that the health security of tourism significantly depends on compliance with health regulations, health opportunities, but also the organization of the national, regional and local public health system. Precisely this last fact showed that where there is a well-organized public health system on humane principles, the pandemic was kept under control as much as possible and did not significantly affect the overall health system. If no vaccine is found in the foreseeable future, in all areas where tourism takes place, it is necessary to ensure stricter social distance and hygiene (restaurants, beaches, public swimming pools, sports buildings, cultural buildings, souvenir shops, shops, etc.). In that case, it will be necessary to change / supplement the regulations, recommendations, plans and studies on possible reception capacities which regulate the maximum number of tourists, e.g. for beaches, hotels, swimming pools, etc.  Attachment: dr.sc. Jasenka Kranjčević: Tourism and Health Security “Tourism and health security“Is the title of a new professional paper from the Institute of Tourism, this time by dr.sc. Jasenka Kranjčević in which she commented on how the COVID-19 pandemic will affect health security in the tourism sector.  It is known that tourism has an interdisciplinary dimension, and depending on its spatial coverage and intensity, so far it has been more or less monitored through its impact and connection with the economy, law, transport, environment, spatial planning, architecture, etc. work dr.sc. Jasenka Kranjčević. and adds that now that tourism has been hit by a pandemic, its perhaps neglected dimension is visible, and that is the health security of tourism, but in a different way. Also, Kranjčević emphasizes that given the mobility of tourists and the desire to change the destination, the question of the right to move and monitor movement arises. In the tourist promotion of Croatia, she should, among other things, emphasize and emphasize the tradition and results of the public health system, concludes Kranjčević. It is known that trust between tourist supply and demand takes a long time to build, and can be easily lost due to emergencies, which is perhaps the biggest problem. The pandemic has shown that health security in tourism (tourists, tourism stakeholders and the domicile population) may not have been highlighted enough, but has now proved very important and should be taken into account when planning and monitoring the sustainable development of tourism. Therefore, it may be time to establish new relationships at the global level, among other things, to monitor the sustainable development of tourism. center_img Perhaps medical, health, dental tourism and other types and forms of tourism will gain new meaning and be more strongly connected with health security and the health system, Kranjčević points out and emphasizes that a strong national and regional health system, as well as the ability to fast and quality response, certainly have a strong connection with tourism in the context of a sense of security of a destination. Tourism will be increasingly linked to health security2 and monitoring the public health system where tourism takes place. This means that in the new relations, the issue of health security will become an important segment in the preparation of travel, choosing a destination, but also the provision of services in tourism, believes Kranjčević. In the end, he points out that it is assumed that the feeling of health security in tourism will become one of the important impressions and challenges for the destination, but also for witnesses in tourism as well as the local population. Therefore, the perception of quality health security and services may be increasingly important for tourism, and it will be necessary to expand research in this regard as well. Therefore, perhaps now is the time to reconsider the existing principles and settings of sustainable tourism development, its interdisciplinarity, and thus the health security of tourism at all levels. The entire professional work of dr.sc. Jasenka Kranjčević read in the attachment: Regardless of how the recovery of the tourism industry after the pandemic is designed, there is no doubt that health security in tourism will gain a new dimension through the establishment of new relationships with the economy, law, transport, spatial planning, architecture, reception capacity, health, agriculture, culture , sports, etc. It is understood that not only the health security of tourism is important, but also the health security of the local population. Cover photo: Porapak Apichodilok/ Pexels.comlast_img read more

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Planned mass women’s strike in Mexico like ‘Cinderella’ dream come true, organizer says

first_imgActivist Arussi Unda knew many across Mexico shared her fury over violence against women and impunity for the perpetrators, but she was still surprised when her vision of women staging a national one-day strike took off beyond her home state.In many towns and cities, women next Monday will skip school, work and other activities to show how public life looks without them, delivering a critique of the violence that has led to a surge in femicides, or gender-motivated killings of women.”It’s like a Cinderella story,” Unda told Reuters, marveling at how her obscure 15-member feminist collective Brujas del Mar [“Witches of the Sea”] had suddenly been thrust into the national spotlight by the protest it helped inspire. Topics : “This is like the lost village, the tiny collective, the nobody women … but sooner or later, it was going to happen,” said Unda, whose group in the eastern state of Veracruz lives off its own funds, plus sales of bandannas and key chains.Femicides in Mexico jumped 137% in the past five years, according to Mexican government statistics, as gang violence pushed the national murder tally to record heights. Most violent crimes go unsolved.In Veracruz, one of the main battlegrounds of warring drug cartels, femicides leapt almost 300% to 159 in 2019, fueling the indignation of women’s advocacy groups.”Women in Mexico are fed up,” said Unda, 32, the spokeswoman for Brujas del Mar, which became known in Mexico late last year for its advocacy of abortion rights.center_img “It’s not just the obvious crisis of femicides in Mexico but also what happens every day at home, at school, at work. There’s no place that is safe for us.”Notorious cases including the recent kidnapping and killing of a young girl, and the newspaper publication of photos of a 25-year-old woman’s mutilated corpse, have pushed the strike known as “a day without us” to the center of national politics.Support for next Monday’s protest, one day after International Women’s Day, has cut across a swath of society from companies and universities right up to government ministries.President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has said government employees are free to join the walkout. But he has also accused political opponents of seeking to exploit the country’s security problems to undermine his administration.Unda dismissed his comments as a macho and condescending attitude toward the organizers.”So, we’re stupid, or what?” she said. last_img read more

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UN chief says coronavirus has sparked ‘tsunami of hate and xenophobia’

first_imgAccording to Guterres, migrants and refugees have been “vilified as a source of the virus — and then denied access to medical treatment.”Meanwhile, “contemptible memes have emerged suggesting” that older people, some of the most vulnerable to the virus, “are also the most expendable,” he said.Additionally, “journalists, whistleblowers, health professionals, aid workers and human rights defenders are being targeted simply for doing their jobs,” Guterres said.The UN chief appealed for “an all-out effort to end hate speech globally,” and singled out educational institutions to help teach “digital literacy” to young people — whom he called “captive and potentially despairing audiences.” UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called Friday for an “all-out effort” to end the “tsunami of hate and xenophobia” sparked by the novel coronavirus pandemic, without naming specific countries.”The pandemic continues to unleash a tsunami of hate and xenophobia, scapegoating and scaremongering,” Guterres said in a statement.”Anti-foreigner sentiment has surged online and in the streets. Anti-Semitic conspiracy theories have spread and COVID-19-related anti-Muslim attacks have occurred.” Guterres also called on “the media, especially social media companies, to do much more to flag and… remove racist, misogynist and other harmful content.”center_img Topics :last_img read more

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Vaccines do not guarantee end of COVID-19 pandemic: Task force

first_imgEditor’s note: This article is part of a public campaign by the COVID-19 task force to raise people’s awareness about the pandemic.Topics : #covid19taskforce #mothermessage #wearmask #keepyourdistance #washyourhand #socialdistance #avoidcrowd #usesoap National COVID-19 task force spokesman Wiku Adisasmito has said that having vaccines for the virus does not solely guarantee the end of the pandemic in the country.“Vaccines are not the only reassurance for the country to eliminate the COVID-19 pandemic,” Wiku said in a virtual press conference in Jakarta on Thursday.He went on to say that vaccines were to only serve as a form of medical intervention to boost people’s immunity during the pandemic. Therefore, once the country had vaccines, people were expected to support the vaccination program by continuing to comply with handwashing, mask-wearing and physical distancing rules, he added.The said three activities are believed to be effective in curbing the virus spread.President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo signed the much-anticipated regulation on COVID-19 vaccines and vaccination on Monday. Presidential Regulation No. 99/2020 on vaccine procurement and vaccination to mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic came into effect on Tuesday. In a separate event, another task force spokesperson, Reisa Broto Asmoro, said people needn’t be worried about the possible side effects of the future vaccines. Reisa referred to a certain belief surrounding vaccines causing autism.“Let’s not be worried about illnesses that have nothing to do with immunization,” she added.The aforementioned presidential regulation breaks down requirements for the procurement, implementation, funding and support and facilities from ministries, institutions and regional administrations concerning COVID-19 vaccination. Read also: How to distribute vaccines is the big questionAccording to the regulation, frontline workers, from health workers and contact-tracing paramedics to military and law enforcement personnel, will be prioritized for vaccination. They number some 3.5 million people. The second-priority group are religious and community leaders, local authorities at district, village, community and neighborhood units, who number more than 6 million individuals. The third-priority group includes more than 4 million teachers at various levels of education. The fourth group is government officials and legislative council members, of which there are over 2 million. The fifth group is members of the Healthcare and Social Security Agency (BPJS Kesehatan) whose fees are paid by the government. Their number exceeds 86 million individuals. The last group of more than 57 million is the general public.Indonesia has forged cooperation with several countries regarding the supply of potential vaccines. Chinese biopharmaceutical company Sinovac Biotech partnered with Bio Farma to launch the late-stage human trials of a candidate vaccine in Bandung, West Java. The trial involved some 1,620 volunteers since August. Kimia Farma struck a deal with Group 42 (G42) Healthcare, an artificial intelligence company in the United Arab Emirates, to develop a potential vaccine. The Research and Technology Ministry is also leading a national consortium, comprising research bodies and universities, to develop the Merah Putih vaccine. In addition, the Health Ministry signed an agreement with UNICEF to procure COVID-19 vaccine through COVAX, a global vaccine allocation plan co-led by the World Health Organization aiming for even distribution of the vaccine. (nkn)last_img read more

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India, Japan firm LNG memorandum of cooperation

first_imgIndia’s minister of petroleum and natural gas Dharmendra Pradhan signed a memorandum of cooperation on LNG with Japanese minister of economy, trade and industry Hiroshige Seko. Under the MoC signed during Pradhan’s visit to Japan the two countries will work on establishing a liquid, flexible and global LNG market.The MoC provides a framework to cooperate in facilitating flexibility in LNG contracts, the abolition of destination restriction clause and also explore possibilities of cooperation in establishing reliable LNG spot price indices reflecting true LNG demand and supply.This agreement would help in promoting bilateral relationship between India and Japan in the LNG sector, the ministry said in a statement.They also explored joint cooperation in the areas of LNG sourcing, swapping and optimization of LNG sources and commercial exploitation of methane hydrates.During his visit to Japan, Pradhan held a speech at the LNG conference in Tokyo, noting that the global LNG market is undergoing a major transformation driven by new supplies which has created a situation of oversupply.He urged the global LNG markets, in which producers and consumers of LNG have equal stakes, to join hands to design flexible terms such as pricing review, flexible take or pay, the abolition of destination restriction clause in the LNG contracts.Pradhan stressed that these reforms are essential for developing a transparent, efficient, global and balanced LNG market.last_img read more

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Rooney impresses on Derby County debut with brilliant assist

first_img Loading… The Rams were beaten 2-1 by Charlton on Monday and are without a win since beating Preston North End 1-0 on November 23 – a run spanning eight games. Rooney was used as a midfielder by Cocu, where he played regularly during his final seasons at Manchester United. It was revealed back in August that Rooney would join the Rams in January as a player-coach on an initial 18-month deal. Rooney still had more than two seasons remaining on his contract at DC United but cited a desire to be closer to his family back in England. The 34-year-old enjoyed a successful period in the MLS, scoring 23 goals in 41 league games for the Washington-based club. Prior to his move to America, Rooney spent 13 years at Manchester United between 2004 and 2017, where he became the club’s all-time leading goalscorer with 253 goals. Read Also:Rooney debuts in Derby win against strugglers Barnsley Rooney also achieved the same feat for England, scoring 53 goals in 120 appearances for the Three Lions before retiring from international football in November 2018. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The 34-year-old was named in Derby County’s starting XI and handed the captain’s armband for the Rams’ clash with Barnsley. Derby boss Philip Cocu had hinted Rooney would make his debut as a substitute but has thrown him straight into the action in a bid to revive his struggling side. Rooney is tasked with injecting new life into a Derby team sat in 17th place in the Championship table ahead of the game. And he achieved that early doors as he provided an assist from a free-kick for Jack Marriott to put Derby ahead before the half-time break. In the second half Rooney could and should have scored Derby’s second but he miscued his header from just a few yards out, as the ball dribbled wide. He was in the thick of the action again as he hit a brilliant crossfield pass to Andre Wisdom, who crossed for Martyn Waghorn, who made it 2-1. Wayne Rooney impressed on his Derby County debut as he provided a stunning assist in a 2-1 win over Barnsley at Pride Park. Promoted Content9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemFascinating Ceilings From Different CountriesWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime14 Amazing Pictures Of Unusual Objects Cut In HalfThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read Morelast_img read more

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McIlroy named golfer of the year

first_img McIlroy also played in all five sessions as Europe won the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles, claiming three points as the United States were defeated 16.5-11.5 “To be named the European Tour’s Golfer of the Year for a second time is a huge honour and one I am extremely proud of,” he said. “If I had won any one of those four titles it would have been a good year, but to win all four, to win The Race to Dubai, and to be part of another fantastic European victory in The Ryder Cup, means it is a great one. “This award is a very nice way to round off the year. The European Tour has always been good to me, so it is always special to be recognised in this way. Hopefully I can have more years like this one and win the award again.” The award is decided by a panel comprising members of the Association of Golf Writers and commentators from television and radio and McIlroy has been awarded the honour for the second time after also winning in 2012. European Tour chief executive George O’Grady said: “The 2014 season will go down as one of the greatest in the European Tour’s history, and it will be defined by Rory McIlroy’s astounding accomplishments on the global stage. “Europe’s performance to retain The Ryder Cup and Martin Kaymer’s dominant victories in the US Open and Players Championship on the US PGA Tour alone would have made it a year to remember for European golf, but Rory’s victories in four of the biggest championships on our international schedule will ensure the story of this season is retold for many years to come. Quite rightly, therefore, it is Rory who receives our Golfer of the Year Award for 2014. “Rory is a fine ambassador for the game of golf and a loyal supporter of the European Tour, as he has shown with his backing of the Irish Open next year, so we are all very proud of his success, not only during this year but across his career to date.” The Northern Irishman won the Race to Dubai and topped the PGA Tour money list, as well as winning the Open Championship and US PGA Championship as he reclaimed the world number one spot. The 25-year-old also won the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational and the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth, and adds the honour to the Golf Writers Trophy he was awarded last week. Rory McIlroy has been named the 2014 Race to Dubai European Tour Golfer of the Year after a stunning season on both sides of the Atlantic.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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Teenager fatally shot in mall parking lot

first_imgAuthorities in Miami-Dade are currently searching for three suspect who are accused of shooting a teen while she stood in the parking lot of a strip mall.The incident occurred around 2:00 am in the area of Southwest 26th Street and 122nd Avenue.Authorities reported that the 17-year-old victim was standing in the mall’s parking lot when three men in a black Mercedes-Benz approached her and opened fire before driving off.The victim was shot in the head and transported to a local hospital where she later succumbed to her injuries.No other people were injured.If you have any information on this shooting, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.last_img

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