Category: bkbhmdcc

God Is Coming to Broadway

first_img View Comments Over the course of his long and distinguished career, God has literally seen it all. And not just seen. In fact, the multitalented deity has played a pivotal role in many major events, including the creation of the universe, the entirety of world history, and the co-creation (with his son) of The Walking Dead. Sometimes preachy, sometimes holier-than-thou, but always lively, The Last Testament is the ultimate celebrity autobiography. An Act of God The creative team and casting will be announced at a later date. (No word yet on whose body God will “borrow” for the show). God said in a statement through His press agent (no, really): “This play will help clear up the fallacy that I’m old-fashioned and holier-than-thou and instead reveal the true Me: up-to-date and holier-than-you.” Jeez, God. Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 2, 2015 Related Shows God is making His official Broadway debut, and it’s not in Mormon! A stage adaptation of The Last Testament: A Memoir By God by The Daily Show head writer and executive producer David Javerbaum is in the works. The show is set to take the Great White Way by storm in 2015, just in time for Judgment Day.last_img read more

Read More
Bellport Man Found Dead in Water at Marina

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The body of a 56-year-old Bellport man was found floating Thursday afternoon in a Forge River marina on the Poospatuck Reservation, the Mastic home of the Unkechaug Indian Nation, Suffolk County police said.Marine Bureau Unit officers patrolling the waterway found the body floating in between two boats at the Blackhawk Marina on Poospatuck Lane at 4:20 p.m., police said.Investigators determined that the incident does not appear to be suspicious and police noted that he was not shot despite an initial statement saying otherwise.The victim, who was seen at the marina earlier in the day, was not immediately identified.His body was taken to the Suffolk County Medical Examiner’s office, where an autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death.Homicide Squad detectives are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information is asked to call them at 631-852-6392 or call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will remain confidential.last_img read more

Read More
U.S. top court turns away banks’ appeal in credit unions case

first_img 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Lawrence HurleyThe U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear an appeal filed by several banks objecting to a lawsuit filed by a federal regulatory agency over their alleged role in selling mortgage-backed securities to now-failed credit unions.The litigation against the lenders, including units of Royal Bank of Scotland PLC[RBSRB.UL] and Wells Fargo & Co, can now go forward.The other defendants in the case are units of Nomura Holdings Inc and Novation Companies Inc.The National Credit Union Administration is the independent federal agency that regulates, charters and supervises federal credit unions.The regulator had sued on behalf of two failed credit unions, U.S. Central Federal Credit Union and Western Corporate Federal Credit Union. The regulator has separate litigation pending against other defendants over securities sold to other failed credit unions.The government agency placed several credit unions into conservatorship following losses they incurred when what were considered low-risk investments in 2006 and 2007 were significantly downgraded following the 2008 financial crisis. The regulator says the lenders made misrepresentations, in violation of federal securities laws, when selling the securities. continue reading »last_img read more

Read More
Selling with your ears: The art of social listening

first_img 51SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Sales people frequently opt for talking about their processes, tweeting about their products, and blogging about their expertise. While all of these messages offer good points, to really be successful at selling, we must close our mouths, perk up our ears, and hear what our audience is saying.Social listening is key to pinpointing our hot prospects and turning them into leads, then customers. Social listening is the act of identifying opportunities to gain the attention of buyers who are experiencing pain points that need to be addressed, unhappy with their current vendor, or ready to make a purchase. Successful social listening leads prospects away from your competitors by showing your what they seek, and the kind of experience they expect.Handily implement social selling into your overall strategy in these six easy steps.First, understand “who?” You won’t be able to listen successfully until you know who you are supposed to listen to. Properly pinpoint your target buyers on the front end, as well as your main competitors. Without doing this, you waste time on meaningless chatter from buyers and competitors irrelevant to you.Then, know “what?” should perk your ears up. Designate certain key actions that, if heard, spur your attention. A target prospect mentioning their pain points, customer service issues, or asking questions about a product can all be leveraged into a way to connect with them.You also need to pinpoint “when?” to take action. Specific messages, events, or language are keys to knowing when to act on the information you glean from your social listening efforts. continue reading »last_img read more

Read More
4 out of 5 people who use digital banks would switch to Amazon

first_imgNearly two-thirds of U.S. consumers are thinking about opening a new savings account, and about half of them (47%) say they would be comfortable with an online-only provider like Ally, Discover or Synchrony, according to a survey conducted by the Consumer Bankers Association and Novantas.As consumers do more and more banking online their views about handling their money change — to the point where one out of five would consider keeping their savings with Amazon or Google if those companies offered a savings account, according to the CBA/Novantas study. Looked at from the other end of the telescope, the study notes that nearly 80% of the 3,000 consumers surveyed would not consider placing their savings with a big tech firm. However, among those consumers surveyed who are already comfortable with online-only providers, four out of five (79%) would consider saving with a big tech company if they could.These are hypothetical statistics, of course, since these big tech firms do not have a banking charter, and may never apply for one. But they may not need to. They have already shown that they are willing to partner with banks as Apple did with Goldman Sachs. In fact, the Apple Card functions as much like a debit card as a credit card. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Read More
H5N1 suspected at second British farm

first_imgNov 15, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – Veterinary officials in England today said they suspected H5N1 avian influenza at another poultry farm, as authorities in Saudi Arabia stamped out a large poultry flock following confirmation of the virus at a farm near the nation’s capital.Samples from the potentially affected British farm, in Suffolk, were sent for laboratory testing, the United Kingdom Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) said in a statement today.The farm is within a restricted zone surrounding the site of a recently confirmed H5N1 outbreak at a turkey farm near Diss, Suffolk. It is among four nearby farms cited yesterday by DEFRA as targets for precautionary culling. All the farms—including the outbreak site near Diss—are operated by Redgrave Poultry, and authorities say workers, veterinarians, or vehicles could have spread the H5N1 virus between them, the London Telegraph reported today.Authorities suspected the H5N1 virus at the second farm when they arrived to carry out the preventive culling and found that a number of birds were already dead, according to the Telegraph report.DEFRA said surveillance of poultry operations was under way and that it had increased monitoring of wild birds in Suffolk and neighboring Norfolk.Several possible sources citedAccording to British media reports, several possible sources of the H5N1 virus are under investigation.One is that the turkeys could have been exposed to wild birds that were attracted to a pond near the farm. However, Redgrave Poultry, in a statement posted on the Farming UK Web site, said the birds were kept in paddocks outside during the day and had access to housing at night. The company said feed and water are kept indoors to discourage wild-bird feeding. It also said electrified fencing, empty space, and a farm road separate the turkeys on the affected farm from the pond.Redgrave Poultry also said its turkey chicks and feed come from sources in the UK.Authorities are also speculating that the ducklings imported from the Netherlands or poultry products imported from other European countries by Gressingham Foods, the parent company of Redgrave Poultry, could also be sources of the H5N1 virus, The Times of London reported today. The strain found at the Diss farm is similar to H5N1 viruses found in Germany and the Czech Republic earlier this year, according to a previous report.However, Redgrave Poultry denied that the disease could have come from the ducklings, and the Dutch agriculture ministry said only one shipment of ducklings had been sent to the UK, to a site 50 kilometers from the outbreak area, the Telegraph reported.Gressingham Foods processes and packs imported specialty poultry at a plant less than 750 yards from the confirmed outbreak site near Diss, the Times report said. According to Gressingham’s Web site, the firm imports guinea fowl, quail, poussin, smoked chicken, and smoked duck.Earlier this year, British officials said an H5N1 outbreak at the Bernard Matthews turkey operation in February was probably caused by contaminated turkey meat imported from Hungary, which had an H5N1 outbreak in geese at the time. According to a DEFRA epidemiologic report released a few months after the outbreak, the Bernard Matthews farm adjoined a turkey slaughterhouse and two large processing plants that handled Hungarian turkey meat.Disease hits Saudi ArabiaIn other developments, the agriculture ministry in Saudi Arabia released a statement to the country’s media that authorities culled 50,000 birds at a farm near Riyadh after officials confirmed an H5N1 outbreak there, Reuters reported today.About 1,500 birds are believed to have died of the disease at the farm, located in al-Kharj, about 94 miles south of the capital, Reuters reported. The report did not say what type of poultry was affected.Saudi Arabia’s last reported H5N1 outbreak occurred in March when the virus struck a flock of ostriches at a hobby farm, according to a report from the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE).Elsewhere, Bangladesh has had five new H5N1 outbreaks since October, according to a report today from the UN Integrated Regional Information Networks (IRIN), part of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.Since March the country has had 55 outbreaks in 19 of its 64 districts, which has prompted the culling of 250,000 birds, the IRIN report said.The arrival of migrating waterfowl from Siberia has raised concerns about even more outbreaks in the winter months, A.S.M. Alamgir, a virologist at the country’s Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research, told IRIN.See also:Nov 13 CIDRAP News story “British officials confirm H5N1 in turkey outbreak”OIE reports on Saudi H5N1 outbreakhttp://www.oie.int/downld/AVIAN%20INFLUENZA/A2007_AI.phpNov 15 IRIN reportlast_img read more

Read More
The Budi Foodie Foundation offers young people specialist training at world culinary institutes

first_imgAlthough a vocational school diploma is not a priority, it goes without saying that candidates must have previous experience in the field of gastronomy and hospitality and ambition and a desire to progress. The evaluation criterion will primarily be talent, followed by the relevance of experience and previous education and motivation. The Chef’s Stage gastronomic offer foundation is intended to finance the education of young gastronomic and catering talents at renowned culinary institutes such as the Basque Culinary Center, Cordon Bleu, Ferrandi in Paris or Intreccio in Italy. The holder of the Michelin star, the Croatian caterer Rudolf Štefan, founded the Budi Foodie Foundation with the aim of providing better education to young people in cooperation with the company Coca-Cola HBC Croatia. To apply, you need to fill out a form with personal information, attach a motivation letter and a letter of recommendation and, if desired, motivational video material. The following documents are posted on the page: http://chefsstage.com/budi-foodie-chefstage/ to 15.02.2019, and the winners will be announced on 19.03.2019. at the Chef’s Stage congress in Šibenik. From 18.01.2018. to 15.02.2019. a competition is held in which candidates aged 16 to 26 have the opportunity to win specialist training in world culinary institutions. It is important to note that the type of education and the institute are chosen on a personalized basis in order to best suit the characteristics of the candidate. last_img read more

Read More
InterContinental Ljubljana became a member of the Virtuoso network. How is Croatia?

first_imgDubrovnik and the USA will be connected from June 7, 2019 to September 27, 2019, three times a week with the American city of Philadelphia, and the world’s largest airline “American Airlines” will operate. Also, in mid-2018 this direct was established line Toronto – Zagreb via Air Canada, and negotiations are underway with other airlines to better connect America and Croatia with direct flights, which is the first prerequisite for the growth of guest arrivals from the USA. Croatia with two hotels in the Virtuoso network  Thus, InterContinental Ljubljana and the Kempinski Palace Portorož hotel are currently the only hotels in Slovenia in the prestigious Virtuoso network.  InterContinental Ljubljanaand, the only five-star hotel in Ljubljana, recently became a member of a renowned luxury hotel association Virtuoso.  Virtuoso is a leading international network specializing in the tourism industry of boutiques and luxury travel. Also, Virtuoso’s network of the world’s best luxury travel agencies has more than 17.500 travel advisors in more than 1.000 agencies worldwide, and has contracts with exclusive and world-leading hotels, resorts, spas, cruise companies and other travel companies. Photo: Pixabay.com Croatia currently has only two hotels in this network – Hotel Villa Dubrovnik and Boutique Hotel Alhambra – Losinj Hotels & Villas. However, the number of Croatian hotels in the Virtuoso network should soon expand. Namely, in 2016, it was founded at the Croatian Chamber of Commerce A group of unique luxury hotels (GJLH), which has 17 luxury hotels in Croatia.  The first step has already been made, and so since 2019 from Dubrovnik has direct flights to the USA which means that Croatia will again be directly connected to the United States via Dubrovnik Airport after 28 long years. For both Ljubljana and the hotel, this is a great achievement and a turning point that puts Ljubljana on the map of luxury destinations on the side of world capitals and prestigious resorts, points out Sasha Zor, director and sales of the InterContinental hotel in Ljubljana and adds: “I believe that membership in Virtuoso will contribute to the recognition of Slovenia and its placement on the global map of luxury destinations, because we will attract new targeted guests with the highest purchasing power.Zor points out. On the other hand, in the last few years the CNTB has intensified cooperation with the Virtuoso network, and in the coming period the focus is on strengthening air transport with the USA to make our country even more accessible to American tourists. An important fact that tourism professionals must make much better use of and brand because it is a “holy grail” in marketing and a strong advantage over the competition. Thus, our country took a high second place in the category of the most popular emerging destination, sixth place in the category of the best destinations for the so-called. millennials, ie young travelers and an excellent eighth place in the category of the world’s most popular destinations.  Vituoso Luxe Report: Croatia is ranked among the top 10 destinations Recently, the president of the Group of Unique Luxury Hotels at the Croatian Chamber of Commerce and the owner of the Vestibul Palace hotel, Nenad Nizić, announced that the GJLH group is actively working to become members of the Virtuoso network. According to the results of the research “Vituoso Luxe Report”. for 2019, Croatia is ranked among the top 10 destinations in as many as three categories.  Finally, one important fact when we talk about the American market. As in fact America does not have a rich history, especially compared to Europe, and they are strongly attached to their country and flag, it is important to know that as far back as 1783. The Republic of Dubrovnik was the first country in the world to be recognized by the United States.  The goal of Virtuoso, ie the promise through the slogan “A Virtuoso offers what you cannot see, but will feel forever”Behind which is the creation of partners who offer an unforgettable experience for a luxury trip, and therefore through credibility it is very difficult to become a member of Virtuoso. The annual turnover of the Virtuoso network amounts to more than 21 billion US dollars, which certainly ranks them among the most important organizations in the luxury travel segment. Marketing activities with Virtuoso are one of the key priorities for the promotion of Croatia on the American market, said Ina Rodin, director of the CNTB Representative Office in New York as part of last year’s Virtuoso Travel Week, and added “The popularity of Croatia and the growth of demand for our country within the Virtuoso network recorded a growth of about 28 percent. The excellent position of Croatia is further confirmed by the annual survey of Virtuos, according to which Croatia is ranked among the top 10 destinations in as many as three categories, ie in the category of fastest growing destinations, the most popular destinations for the so-called. millennials travelers and in the category of the most popular international destinations”, Said director Rodin. By the way, last year in the first 11 months there were 578 thousand arrivals and 1.6 million overnight stays, which compared to the same period last year represents an increase of 23 percent in arrivals and 18 percent in overnight stays.last_img read more

Read More
Edinburgh’s dash for gas

first_imgTo access this article REGISTER NOWWould you like print copies, app and digital replica access too? SUBSCRIBE for as little as £5 per week. Would you like to read more?Register for free to finish this article.Sign up now for the following benefits:Four FREE articles of your choice per monthBreaking news, comment and analysis from industry experts as it happensChoose from our portfolio of email newsletterslast_img

Read More
Apartment development attracts interest ahead of Commonwealth Games

first_imgBCM Property Home liftout. $150 million Beach Apartments, Broadbeach, developed by Anthony Moreton Group and Pryde Group.THE final floor of The Beach Apartments Broadbeach has been poured with 95 per cent of the $150 million development already sold.Builder Mulitplex poured the floor on level 35 of the 219-apartment tower which is being developed in joint venture by Anthony Moreton Group and Pryde Group.Purchasers from around Australia are snapping up the final two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartments selling from $639,000.Brett Hohn (Avani), Warren Pryde (Pryde Group), Tony Hazell (Anthony Moreton Group), Cory Hinds (Multiplex) at The Beach Apartments Broadbeach.Holiday-makers have already begun capitalising on the summer holiday period and the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in April 2018 with bookings rolling in.Anthony Moreton Group CEO Tony Hazell said while the opportunity to capitalise on the 2018Commonwealth Games was part of the appeal, most purchasers were taking a long-term viewdue to the property’s premium location.He said Broadbeach was set to take ‘centre stage’ on the Gold Coast over the coming years.“The Beach Apartments is also the only new residential high rise property to be delivered andMore from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor2 hours agooperational prior to the 2018 Commonwealth Games, and is therefore assured of being solidlybooked from the first day of opening,” he said.“The Pacific Ocean, expansive beach and Gold Coast hinterland are the ‘hero views’ of every single residence in the property.”Mr Hazell said: “The Beach will be ready for occupation this Summer, so it is appealing to purchasers who want to secure a brand new apartment off-the- plan without a long wait to pick up the keys or to start earning rental income”.The Beach Apartments, BroadbeachThe apartments, which feature sweeping views of the beach and Gold Coast hinterland, will bemanaged by international hotel owner, operator and investor Minor Hotels.Minor Hotels will manage The Beach as AVANI Broadbeach Residences, which will signal the first AVANI to open in Australia.The project is three months ahead of schedule and is expected to be finished by December.last_img read more

Read More