Amanda Seyfried & Thomas Sadoski-Led The Way We Get By Extends

first_imgFrom Les Miz and Mamma Mia! movie fave to off-Broadway success story. The Amanda Seyfried-led The Way We Get By, co-starring Tony nominee Thomas Sadoski, will extend through June 21. Directed by Leigh Silverman, the Second Stage production is making its world premiere at the Tony Kiser Theatre and had been set to play through June 14.Neil LaBute’s two-character play follows Beth and Doug, two people who wake up together following a drunken wedding reception they both attended. Forced to question how much they really know about each other and how much they care about what other people think, the pair face a very awkward encounter revolving around love, lust and the whole damn thing.Check out’s exclusive interview with Seyfried about battling her stage fright here. The Way We Get By Related Shows View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on June 21, 2015last_img read more

Rank Your Top 10 ‘90s-Early 2000s Teen Flicks That Need the B’way Treatment

first_img View Comments The staff is crazy for Culturalist, the website that lets you choose and create your own top 10 lists. Every week, we’re challenging you with a new Broadway-themed topic to rank.Like awesome, oh wow! It’s been four years (basically an entire high school career) since Bring It On the Musical flipped and high-kicked across the Broadway stage. The tuner (which featured music by Hamilton mastermind Lin-Manuel Miranda and marked 2016 Tony nominee Adrienne Warren’s Main Stem debut, FYI) opened at the St. James Theatre on August 1, 2012, and ever since, there have been other musicals inspired by classic ’90s and early 2000s teen fave flicks in the works. Broadway favorites Heidi Blickenstaff and Emma Hunton are set to star as mom and daughter in the world premiere production of Freaky Friday at Virginia’s Signature Theatre this October. Tina Fey is apparently giving that Mean Girls musical some TLC this summer, and in fact, Bring It On alum Taylor Louderman led a recent reading of the Clueless stage adaptation. So which ’90s-early 2000s flick should be Broadway’s next queen B? Editorial Assistant Lindsey Sullivan totally brought it with her top 10. Now it’s time to do your own thing!STEP 1—SELECT: Visit Culturalist to see all of your options. Highlight your 10 favorites.STEP 2—RANK & PUBLISH: Click “rearrange list” to order your selections. Click the “publish” button.Once your list is published, you can see the overall rankings of everyone on the aggregate list.Pick your favorites, then tune in for the results next week on!last_img read more

2006 in review

first_imgAgricultureBusinessEducationEnvironmentFood& HealthHome& GardenInternationalLifestyleScienceWeather Releasing more than 250 news items, Georgia FACES remained the news to use about Georgia family, agricultural, consumer and environmental sciences in 2006. Sorted by date and linked to the story in the archive, here are 2006’s top 10 stories in 10categories:agriculture,business,education,environment,food& health, home& garden, international,lifestyles,scienceand weather.last_img

Vermont Family Business Initiative welcomes KeyBank as new partner

first_imgThe Vermont Family Business Initiative (VFBI) and KeyBank have announced a partnership this week to assist Vermont family and privately owned businesses with transition, succession, and financial planning issues. KeyBank joins The Coaching Center of Vermont, Gallagher, Flynn and Company, and hmc2 agency as current partners of the VFBI.  The VFBI works with business owners and their successors to identify challenging transitional issues and develop strategies for successful business transition and strategic growth. Dann Van Der Vliet, Director of the VFBI, reflected on the new partnership, ‘Having KeyBank helps to round out our array of professional partners. They play a key role in sharing their expertise at our forums and helping us to plan towards the future.’ Family business owners routinely state that their banking relationship is one of the most trusted relationships they have, along with their spouses and financial advisors. “The mission of the Vermont Family Business Initiative aligns well with our goal of helping family and privately held businesses grow and solve the full range of issues that businesses face,’ said Scott Carpenter, President of KeyBank, Vermont District.  KeyBank has 13 branches and 130 employees throughout the state.The Vermont Family Business Initiative is dedicated to supporting and strengthening the network of businesses that are family and privately owned. The VFBI serves family business owners, next generation leaders and key employees through a series of family business forums and affinity groups with peers in other successful family firms.For more information, go to is external)last_img read more

Competition could be tight for auctions this Easter weekend

first_img15 Doulton St, Calamvale. Picture: real estate market doesn’t grind to a complete slowdown over the Easter long weekend with figures revealing 16 properties are still scheduled to go under the hammer.While those figures are substantially down on the hundreds which would normally be offered up on a normal weekend, agent Bala Rajan of Century 21 Performance said the sellers of a property he was taking to auction this weekend, thought it might be a time when buyers had more time on their handsHe has listed the six-bedroom property at 15 Doulton St, Calamvale for auction on Easter Saturday at 11.30am.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home6 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor6 hours ago6/43 North St, Cleveland Picture: Rajan said it would be the first time he had auctioned over the Easter weekend.The deal includes the main house and a flat. The main home has four bedrooms, the main bedroom with an ensuite and walk in robe.There is also a self-contained two-bedroom granny flat on the property.A three-bedroom unit at Cleveland, is also listed for an Easter Saturday auction.The unit at 6/43 North St, is scheduled to go under the hammer at 10am through Gordon Whicher of LJ Hooker – Cleveland.last_img read more

EIOPA to launch investigation of funded first pillar systems

first_imgFunded statutory pension funds could be subject to new European regulation, with the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) to include the sector within an upcoming call for advice on personal pensions.While accepting the matter was sensitive, as it could be regarded as social policy outside the European Commission’s remit, Jung-Duk Lichtenberger of the Directorate General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union (DG FISMA) said some of the funded statutory pensions were no different from private pension providers within the third pillar.He told the second-annual pension funds in CEE conference in Prague earlier this week that, as privately owned financial institutions, there could be benefits to a “common approach”, allowing firms to access the European single market.“Basically, [this could be] achieving greater scale, being able to diversify the risks more widely and trying to come up with better, more innovative solutions,” he said. Asked to elaborate on which statutory funded pillars were meant – as the definition could potentially capture Denmark’s ATP and Finland’s pension mutuals, but also the so-called 1-bis mandatory funds set up by a number of Central and Eastern European (CEE) member states – Lichtenberger said it was not only an issue for CEE nations but also Nordic countries and Southern European member states.“This is a very sensitive topic, I realise,” Lichtenberger said, stressing that the Commission was not so far intending to include any new rules within forthcoming private pension proposals, but only asking EIOPA to raise the question.“What we do want is try to see if financial regulation can help to make these funded tiers more efficient,” Lichtenberger added.“Because I think there’s been an issue. In some countries, these systems have underperformed in terms of investment returns for many years, with negative investment returns. I don’t think this is a good service to the citizens.”Justin Wray, head of policy at EIOPA, questioned last year why first pillar funds with similarities to third pillar systems were exempt from disclosure requirements. Speaking earlier in the day, PensionsEurope secretary general Matti Leppälä told attendees the three-month call for consultation would be published by EIOPA in July, with the supervisor aiming to submit advice to the Commission by February 2016.Leppälä said the consultation would likely look at matters including a member’s ability to select the manager behind a 1-bis scheme, if the manager was a for-profit or non-profit entity and owned the assets under management.The call for advice will come after a turbulent few years for pension provision in the CEE region.Hungary in 2010 announced plans that amounted to a nationalisation of pension assets, requiring savers to transfer pots to the state or forego any future state pension.More recently, Poland transferred the domestic sovereign bonds held by pension funds (OFEs) to the Social Insurance Institution (ZUS) and required them to invest 75% of assets in equities.The 2014 transfer halved the sector’s size and is now subject to a class action suit.The Czech Republic has also announced that its voluntary pension pillar will be wound up by 2016.last_img read more

Dutch insurer Achmea to launch own pension fund

first_imgThrough the new APF vehicle, Achmea and other life insurers can offer DB schemes under the same prudential rules that apply to existing sector-wide and company pension funds.Switching from the rules for life insurers to those for pension funds will mean insurers can start offering DB schemes financed using more risky investments, while allowing for the lowering of the accrued nominal benefits if coverage ratios drop too low.Premiums in these plans are expected to be lower compared with those traditionally offered by life insurers, which have seen premiums increase by as much as 50% due to the low-interest-rate environment.In addition to Achmea, Dutch life insurers Aegon, NN, ASR and Delta Lloyd have also announced the launch of APFs for next spring.They are expected to try to move a large portion of their existing DB contracts into these new vehicles.Achmea is the first to announce, however, that it will eventually quit selling these contracts completely, to new customers and those who wish to renew existing contracts.It is likely to make the move “some time” after the launch of its APF.Commercial insurance companies receive approximately 14% of the €40bn in annual pension premiums paid in the Netherlands.The rest of the pension market is held by sector-wide and company pension funds.The new legal option may help insurers increase their market share.Insurers, in addition to offering pension plans directly to companies, are aiming to use APFs for buyouts of existing company pension funds.APFs can also be launched by company pension funds themselves, as way to merge with other company funds, while ringfencing the capital of different plans.For now, the number of pension funds planning to do so is very limited compared with what insurance companies have announced so far.Sector-wide funds, which account for the largest share of the Dutch pensions market, are presently excluded from merging with newly launch APFs. Dutch insurance company Achmea will cease offering defined benefit (DB) pension plans through its life insurance arm next year.The company will instead begin selling DB plans through a ‘general pension fund’ (APF), which it plans to launch next spring.According to Achmea, the pension offerings of its life insurance arm “no longer satisfy today’s demands”.With the launch of its own pension fund, Achmea is planning to take advantage of new legislation currently being debated in the Dutch Senate and scheduled for a vote later this month.last_img read more

Step into golden years

first_imgJune and Reg Maloney enjoying the facilities at Regis Aged Care in Kirwan, TownsvilleREG and June Maloney made the decision to move into a retirement village 22 years ago and, still today, could not be happier with their choice.Regis Corinthian Court Retirement Village at Kirwan offered the Maloneys a solution to all their retirement needs. “We chose Corinthian Court as we wanted to travel and have the security of knowing we could take off at anytime and not have to come home to overgrown lawns,” Reg said. “We were able to maintain our independence without the backbreaking work that’s required in a suburban home.”More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020Established by the Freemasons Homes / Masonic Care Queensland in 1977, Reg and June were attracted to Corinthian Court because of its proud history and convenient location, close to a range of shopping facilities, medical centres and clubs in Kirwan. The village is also a secure, gated community.“The village is full of people who are kind, caring and, best of all, not sticky beaks!” June remarked.The Maloneys have seen many changes during their 22 years at Corinthian Court, including the construction of 36 apartments in 2013. “The construction of the first stage of new apartments saw a significant shift in the retirement living product offered in Townsville,” said Nick Hansen, National Retirement Living Manager. “Traditionally, retirement villages comprised lowset villas on a large parcel of land,” Nick said. “Today, we understand that retirees do not want to move further out of regional and capital city centres, so the use of land and the type of product we offer is key to meeting their needs.” Regis Corinthian Court Retirement Village is open for inspection every Friday from 10am to noon. Village tours can also be arranged by appointment by contacting the Village Concierge on 4789 9733.last_img read more

Huls scores 100th IMCA Stock Car win at Lee County

first_imgAbe Huls won for the 100th time in his IMCA Sunoco Stock Car career Friday at Lee County Speed­way. (Photo by D&M Racing Photography)By Brian NealDONNELLSON, Iowa (Aug. 17) – Abe Huls was the winner for the 100th time in his career Friday, prevailing at Pepsi Lee County Speedway.Kevin Koontz and Cody McClure made up the front row but fourth starting John Oliver Jr. grabbed the lead and set the early pace out front while the rest of the field battled two- and sometimes three-wide behind him.Huls, who started fifth and fell back to sixth on the opening circuit, worked himself into the runner up spot on lap five and then went to work on Oliver for the top spot.Huls tried to work under Oliver as the two raced side-by-side around the 3/8-mile oval. Oliver was able to hold him off until lap 12, when Huls edged out front.Oliver stayed glued to Huls’ back bumper over the final laps but was unable to get by Huls for the win. Huls held on for his career 100th victory and sixth local win of the season ahead of Oliver, Jeremy Pundt and Beau Taylor.Bill Roberts Jr. held off Dennis LaVeine and Jeff Waterman in winning the Budweiser IMCA Modi­fied main event. Daniel Fellows was first to the checkers in the Discount Tire & Service IMCA North­ern SportMod feature.Jake Dietrich topped the Armstrong Tractor IMCA Sport Compacts for his first win in the 4-cylin­der class.Coming up next Friday, August 24th at Pepsi Lee County Speedway will be “Throwback” Season Championship Night, presented by Shottenkirk. Racing starts at 7:30 p.m.last_img read more

$70,375 distributed in scholarships from the Ripley County Community Foundation

first_imgRipley County, IN— The Ripley County Community Foundation granted $70,375 in scholarships to 65 recipients for 2020.  Of those recipients, 14 scholarships were awarded to graduates from Batesville High School, 1 from East Central High School, 4 from Jac-Cen-Del High School, 3 from Milan High School, 2 from Oldenburg Academy, 14 from South Ripley High School, and 22 scholarships were awarded to current college students.Laura Hamilton, Program Officer of the Ripley County Community Foundation, states, “The value that scholarships provide our county’s youth go beyond measures.  For some students, it is the difference between attending the college of their dreams and/or the affordability of post-secondary education.  Our scholarships present opportunities to our students to become the next great leaders of Ripley County.”To view a full list of our scholarships and their recipients, visit the Ripley County Community Foundation’s most recent blog, “2020 Scholarship Recipients.”There are still three scholarship applications that are due June 1st: the Doris A. Brelage Nursing Scholarship, Corinne’s Believers Memorial Scholarship, and the Integrity Machine Tool Technology Scholarship.  Applications can be found on the website by clicking here.To learn more, contact the Ripley County Community Foundation at (812) 933-1098 or  To make a donation to a scholarship fund or, to establish a new scholarship fund, click here or stop by the office at 13 E. George Street, Suite B, Batesville, IN.last_img read more