Culturalist Challenge! Rank Your Top 10 Favorite Jukebox Musicals

first_imgThe 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. As we say a tearful farewell to Broadway’s Mamma Mia! and gear up for Jersey Boys’ upcoming celebrations of 10 years on the Great White Way, we definitely have jukebox musicals on the brain. Defined as a show that uses that uses previously released popular songs for its score, there are many, many musicals to choose. So we want to know: What are your top 10 jukebox musicals? Social Media Manager Caitlyn Gallip kicked off this new challenge with her list of top 10 picks here. Now it’s your turn…STEP 1—SELECT: Visit Culturalist to see all of your options. Highlight your 10 favorites and click the “continue” button.STEP 2—RANK: Reorder your 10 choices by dragging them into the correct spot on your list. Click the “continue” button.STEP 3—PREVIEW: You will now see your complete top 10 list. If you like it, 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! View Commentslast_img read more

Between 15 to 20 Tons of Pseudoephedrine Seized in Honduras

first_imgBy Dialogo December 03, 2012 Honduran authorities found between 15 to 20 tons of pseudoephedrine or paste to manufacture this drug hidden inside a tunnel on a farm 200 km north of Tegucigalpa, on November 29. “They found 344 bales of the drug, that might be pseudoephedrine or paste, weighing between 15 to 20 tons,” said Elvis Guzmán, the spokesperson for the Prosecutor’s office in the northern part of the country. The police operation started on November 24 and resulted in at least 12 arrests, as well as property seized worth 100 million dollars. According to Guzmán, the drug was wrapped in plastic and tape and hidden inside a 15-meter-long cement tunnel. “This would be the largest drug seizure; however, we still need to verify what kind of drug it is. Everything indicates that it is pseudoephedrine, but we need to verify the exact amount and if there are any more drugs on the premises,” he added. Honduras and other Central American countries have become a transit and storage area for drugs coming from South America, destined for the United States.last_img read more

Rockville Centre Man Fired Shots Out of His Home, Cops Say

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A man has been arrested for firing a rifle out of his Rockville Centre home because he thought people were following him, Nassau County police said.Joseph Coulon returned to his South Kensington Avenue  home, pulled out a .22-caliber rifle and fired a round through the front glass door while a 59-year-old woman and 14-year-old girl were inside shortly before 8 p.m. Wednesday, police said.He then walked outside and allegedly fired several more rounds into the ground in the front yard.Rockville Centre police officers took the 54-year-old suspect into custody and seized the rifle. No injuries were reported.Coulon was arraigned Thursday on charges of reckless endangerment, possession of a dangerous weapon and endangering the welfare of a child.Judge David McAndrews set bail for Coulon at $2,500 cash or $5,000 bond. He is due back in court on April 3.Coulon had also been arrested in February on a charge of criminal possession of a controlled substance but failed to appear at his first two court dates, records show.last_img read more

iPhone 11 Is Most Shipped Smartphone Globally in Q3 but Samsung Dominated Top 10 Shipping Smartphones: Canalys

first_imgiPhone 11 emerged as the most shipped smartphone globally in the third quarter of 2020, while Samsung took five spots in the world’s top 10 shipping smartphones during the same quarter, according to market analyst firm Canalys. The iPhone model was recently succeeded by the iPhone 12 that debuted in October. However, due to the delay in the launch of the iPhone 12 series and also it comparatively affordable pricing over the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max, the iPhone 11 managed to gain success in the global markets.Canalys shared a graph on Twitter to highlight the top 10 smartphones shipped globally in the third quarter. The graph showed the iPhone 11 surpassing the mark of 1.6 crore shipments worldwide, followed by the iPhone SE that reached the one crore milestone during the same quarter.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Late last month, Canalys reported that Samsung’s shipments grew globally by a two percent year-over-year increase at 8.02 crores in the third quarter. That growth came irrespective of a one percent year-over-year decline in the global smartphone shipments, chiefly owing to the coronavirus outbreak.Apart from Samsung, the Canalys report stated that Xiaomi marked a 45 percent annual growth and came third, while Huawei slipped to the second place with a massive fall of 23 percent. Apple also saw a one percent decline in its annual growth, as per the firm.Are iPhone 12 mini, HomePod mini the Perfect Apple Devices for India? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below.- Advertisement – In terms of brands overall, Samsung led the race with the Galaxy A21s coming as the third most shipped smartphone across the globe, followed by the Galaxy A11, and Galaxy A51. The mid-range Galaxy A31 and affordable Galaxy A01 Core also came at eighth and 10th positions, respectively. All this helped the South Korean company to capture five spots on the graph showing the world’s top 10 smartphones shipped in the third quarter.Xiaomi also managed to take three spots, with the Redmi Note 9/ Redmi 10X 4G emerging as the sixth, Redmi 9 as the seventh, and Redmi 9A as the eighth most shipped phone during the quarter. The Beijing-based company also notably overshadowed Apple on the global graph as the Cupertino giant had just the iPhone 11 and iPhone SE among the top 10 shipping smartphones. Nevertheless, the iPhone models helped Apple gain top spot on the graph and compete strongly against both Xiaomi and Samsung, despite having significant price differences against the other contenders. – Advertisement –last_img read more

Governor Wolf Provides Update on Weather-Related Flooding and Road Closures

first_img Press Release,  Public Safety,  Weather Safety Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today advised on how the state is working to assist those affected by the heavy rains over the weekend and those forecast through tomorrow. The rains are bringing flash flooding and related emergencies to parts of central Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency is working with county and local emergency management to ensure residents are safely evacuated and receiving necessary services as PennDOT monitors road closures.“Our emergency agency personnel – state, county and local – are focused on helping Pennsylvanians in need as many parts of central Pennsylvania face another round of heavy rain and flash flooding,” Gov. Wolf said. “My sincerest thanks to them for their dedicated work as the state works to handle the effects of severe rain storms affecting much of the central and eastern part of the state.”The Commonwealth Response Coordination Center (CRCC) was activated this morning at PEMA with staff in the Situation Awareness, Logistics, and Health sections to plan operations and staffing as needed. The Pennsylvania National Guard was given a warning order to ensure availability of personnel should they be needed in impacted areas.PennDOT advised motorists that numerous central Pennsylvania roads are impacted in the area due to flooding.The following roads are closed as of this morning:ColumbiaRoute 11 between Keefers Lane and Wolf Hollow Road in South Centre Township.Route 1005 (Hidlay Church Road) between Fowlersville Road and Ridge Road in North Centre Township.DelawareInterstate 476, northbound, right lane closed by flooding at Mile Marker 8.5LebanonRoute 241 between Route 341 and Lawn Road in South Londonderry TownshipLycomingRoute 44 between Bob Drick Road in Washington Township and Route 15 in Gregg Township.Route 442 between Township Alley in Muncy Creek Township and Moreland Baptist Road in Moreland Township.Route 2055 (Chippewa Road) between Route 405 in Muncy Creek Township and Beacon Light Road in Muncy Township.Route 2055 (Chippewa Road) between Route 405 and E. Lime Bluff Road in Muncy Creek Township.Route 2057 (Lime Bluff Road) between E. Lime Bluff Road and Route 405 in Muncy Creek Township.MontgomeryI-76 (Schuylkill Expressway) is closed in both directions between the Pennsylvania Turnpike and Exit 28 in King of Prussia.Pennsylvania Turnpike is closed eastbound between exits 333 and 326 in Valley Forge and westbound at the Norristown interchange.NorthumberlandRoute 44 between Route 405 in Delaware Township and Brimmer Avenue in Watsontown.SullivanRoute 220 between Route 42 and Shipman Hill Road in Davidson Township.Route 2002 (Main Street) between Route 220 in Davidson Township and Nordmont Road in Laporte Township.UnionRoute 2001 (Beaver Run Road) between Route 45 and Cannon Road in Buffalo Township.Motorists should be alert and watch for standing water on roadways throughout the area. They should never attempt to drive through flooded roadways.Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles by visiting 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 860 traffic cameras.511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.State agencies continue to monitor the forecast for numerous storms which will continue to bring significant amounts of rain and flooding to areas across southcentral, northcentral and eastern Pennsylvania through late Wednesday.Flash flood threat continues through late Monday evening for much of eastern and central PA with more rain Tuesday and a break Wednesday before more unsettled rain Thursday and Friday and a potentially drier weekend. Governor Wolf Provides Update on Weather-Related Flooding and Road Closures August 13, 2018center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

IASB discount-rate research shines spotlight on IAS 19 ‘anomalies’

first_imgIASB director Peter Clark told the board meeting: “Reading through the letters we’ve had on the agenda consultation, we are still getting a fair number of people who are saying it should be a higher priority.”But, he warned, those commentators had provided an incomplete analysis of discounting under IFRS.“The impression I have is that a lot of people who said that didn’t focus on the fact different standards have different measurement objectives, and so the discount rates may or may not be appropriate to those measurement objectives,” he said. “What [this project] is trying to do is identify which parts of that inconsistency are caused by differences in measurement objective and which parts are caused by other factors.”Until now, the IASB’s research effort on discount rates has operated at a low level. The board’s last agenda consultation revealed moderate support for the board to examine the issue.Commenting on the board’s discussion, Aon Hewitt consultant actuary Martin Lowes told IPE the issue of discounting was linked to the wider issue of measuring pension liabilities.“If they let themselves re-work DB accounting, they could come up with a single accounting model,” he said.“If you want to allow for credit risk, you need to do it on an entity-specific bond rate rather than using an arbitrary rate.“DC has no credit risk, and DB assumes the risk from a fairly arbitrary point using a AA corporate bond rate. If you look at the discount-rate research paper, it is not trying to come up with the ‘right’ answer but rather look at how different IFRSs approach discounting.”The draft research paper has also singled out the option to use a government bond rate for discounting purposes in the absence of a deep AA-corporate bond market as a further anomaly.“You can see there is only one place where you have a AA corporate bond rate, and that is pensions accounting,” Lowes said. “That is both an anomaly and food for thought.”According to research by consultants Towers Watson, more than 99% of pension liabilities are currently accounted for using corporate bond rates around the world.Staff said that, even though there are two possible rates available for discounting, it was possible to conclude on those numbers that this is “not really a big issue”.This picture could change, however, were the market for high-quality corporate bonds to become less deep in the future. The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) on discount rates has identified the extent to which the so-called fulfilment value measure in International Accounting Standard 19, Employee (IAS 19), is discounted on a basis with little or no underlying principle.Project manager Aida Vatrenjak said: “There is really no measurement objective as such. We have a set of rules … this is evidenced by the number of submissions [the interpretation committee] has had to deal with relation to IAS 19 discount rate.”Her comments came during a 21 January discussion of the board’s draft research paper on discounting across the whole of International Financial Reporting Standards.Pensions accounting and discounting both ranked as priorities during the IASB’s 2011 agenda consultation process, as well as its latest one.last_img read more

Welsh LGPS pool gears up for third party operator search

first_imgWelsh local government pension schemes (LGPS) are set to launch a tender for a third-party provider for a tax-transparent fund to house the emerging £12.8bn (€17.4bn) asset pool.The eight* pension funds plan to select an outside company to provide the Authorised Contractual Scheme (ACS), but have not ruled out in future “designing and building” their own regulated operator.The formal decision to appoint a third party operator was originally taken by the Welsh funds in September 2015, and was “revisited and re-confirmed” by the Wales Pool earlier this year, according to the pooling proposal the group submitted to the UK government in July, as per the deadline set by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG).The local authorities administering the schemes are currently considering the scope and specification of the services that will be required of the third party operator, and will decide on this as part of the selection process. It has for the time being informed the market of its intentions, publishing a prior information notice on government procurement portals to help identify potential candidates, and gather further details on the services it should require from operators. In its July submission to the government, the pool stated that the operator will be responsible for managing and operating the asset pool, including selecting and contracting with investment managers for the funds in which the assets of the eight participating schemes will be invested.However, the pool said it anticipates working closely with the operator of the ACS – a collective, tax transparent investment vehicle – and the sub-investment funds.The eight pension funds participating in the pool have £12.8bn of assets between them, as at March 2015. They aim to hold 95% of their assets within the pool by April 2021, and to have pooled all their assets by April 2030.The funds have already appointed a single asset manager for their passively managed equity and bond holdings, having in April announced the selection of BlackRock following a joint procurement exercise.The London CIV, comprising all of the capital’s LGPS, appointed Northern Trust as its ACS provider in January 2015.*The eight schemes (and their administering authorities): Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan Pension Fund (Cardiff), City and County of Swansea Pension Fund, Clwyd Pension Fund (Flintshire), Dyfed Pension Fund (Carmarthenshire), Greater Gwent Pension Fund (Torfaen), Gwynedd Pension Fund, Powys Pension Fund and Rhondda Cynon Taf Pension Fund.last_img read more

Schwope benefit this Friday at US 36

first_imgOSBORN, Mo. – Two dollars from each general admission ticket sold Friday night, July 13 at US 36 Raceway will be donated to the fund helping driver Eddie Schwope Jr. with medical expenses.Photographer Judy Staley and announcer Rick Staley have each made initial donations.A helmet will also be passed during intermission to raise money for Schwope.last_img

Jutkiewicz calm despite barren run

first_imgLukas Jutkiewicz is not losing sleep over his goalless start to the season for Burnley. Losing Vokes and then Ings certainly has not helped, and the Clarets boss said: “Forty-seven goals from two centre-forwards is a big hit to anyone. “We’ve seen the Liverpool situation with (Luis) Suarez and (Daniel) Sturridge, it does have an effect on a team. But we still believe with the players we’ve got and the players we’ve brought in that it’s a great opportunity for someone to take.” Sam Allardyce has admitted Winston Reid’s contract situation is a concern for everyone at West Ham as the New Zealand defender has yet to extend his deal. The 26-year-old was named the Hammers’ player of the year last season and has developed into a highly-rated defender, reportedly drawing the interests of Barclays Premier League rivals Arsenal and Liverpool. Having moved to Upton Park from FC Midtjylland in 2008, Reid has made 100 league appearances and has become a key member of Allardyce’s backline. His current contract expires next summer and, with Reid believed to be holding out for up to £60,000 a week, he has yet to pen an extension and will be able to enter negotiations with other clubs in the new year. Allardyce, though, is keen to work on a resolution, saying: “It is not only a concern for me, but it is a concern for the owners. “There’s been talk about Winston and his contract for a pretty long period now which is obviously not my responsibility. “But hopefully, sooner rather than later, that will come to a conclusion and a positive one. I can only hope that is going to be a positive result in the end.” West Ham go to Burnley having collected their first clean sheet of the season in the 2-0 win over QPR before the international break. Reid has been an ever-present so far this season, with a number of his defensive colleagues having already been forced to sit out some games through injury and, although his future is likely to remain in some doubt in the coming weeks, Allardyce has no qualms about keeping him in the heart of his defence. “No, not really,” he replied when asked if the contract wrangles could affect Reid’s performances. “Winston’s had a long-term injury last year and sometimes it can take time to get back to what he can be. “Certainly now that the injury has fully recovered and he’s back to his defensive best, which is very important for us. “We got our first clean sheet of the season against QPR, which gave us the platform to win that game comfortably. I believe they have to go with the mentality to repeat that against Burnley.” Michael Kightly ended a club record run of 10 hours and 55 minutes without a goal in the 2-2 draw with Leicester that at least sent them into the international break on a positive note. Sam Vokes and Danny Ings combined to score 47 goals as Burnley were promoted from the Championship but Vokes is still recovering from a cruciate knee ligament injury and Ings has also been sidelined by a hamstring problem. That has left Jutkiewicz leading the line, although Ings should return for Saturday’s clash with West Ham at Turf Moor. Jutkiewicz is eager to break his duck as soon as possible, saying: “It’s really important. For any striker, you want to get that first goal and I’m no different. “No one has put any pressure on me at all, certainly not from within the club. As a player you put pressure on yourself because you want to perform, you want to help the team as best you can. “I try not to over-think things. You obviously analyse different situations and how you can improve as a player in every aspect but, in terms of dwelling on things and losing sleep, that’s not something that’s been too much of a problem. “I think I’ve done okay. Obviously it would have been nice to have helped us get a few more points on the board but I can’t be too dissatisfied.” Manager Sean Dyche brought in Jutkiewicz and Marvin Sordell in the summer in a bid to add more of a goal threat but was unable to secure a striker with real Premier League experience. The 25-year-old joined the Clarets from Middlesbrough in the summer and was prolific in pre-season but has yet to find the net in eight competitive games. Scoring has been the biggest problem for Burnley on their return to the Barclays Premier League, with only three goals in eight games and none from strikers. Press Associationlast_img read more

Coach ‘Dan’ not too pleased with Buxton United’s performance

first_img…satisfied in reaching last fourDREADLOCKED head Coach of Buxton United, Herbert ‘Dan’ McPherson is of the view that his unit, while accomplishing their first round objective of the GFF-Stag Elite league, disappointed in their play.“First of all I am satisfied that we achieved what we had set as our goal before the season started and that is to finish in the final four, but I am not too pleased with the performance and I guess this is because we never got real serious with our practice sessions until the League started. After our final game in the first round we had a team-meeting where we all agreed that we fell down with our late start in preparations,” McPherson told Chronicle sport in a ‘one-on-one’ interview.Coach ‘Dan’ in reviewing and identifying United’s weaknesses,related what he thought was the problem and the way forward to improve on their first round performance.“Our concern really continues to be in our finishing and here is where we will have to strengthen and sharpen because goals win games. Finishing has been our problem since last year and in any game that could come back to haunt you, so we are really going to focus on strengthening that area.“ I think we possess the players to get the job done, but they have to learn to be patient, so during the break we are going to concentrate on those two aspects. Of course we are still shaping our defensive organisation and that will also be worked on. Generally we will be rehearsing our tactical game.“We will be working on a lot of finishing drills in training and getting the players to play with patience, especially in the final third of the pitch. We plan to use this off-season period meaningfully both on and off the field where we would be doing gym work as well as tactical and technical drills.”McPherson,who has been in charge of Buxton United since the inauguration of the League,says he was not too impressed with play in the first round while he also challenged coaches to do more.“There were some really competitive games played, but I feel overall it could have been a little more competitive. I think it is very important for us as Coaches to work more with the teams so we can up the standard. Remember we are talking about the Elite League, the top League in the country where we will be harnessing future national representatives, so we definitely have to work more on our players.”The Coach is also advocating for businesses to get involved with the League so that the best talents will be available while identifying a major hindrance to coaches.“The big problem we face as coaches is attitude of players,mainly because very little is being offered in compensation. So when a player has to go and earn a dollar elsewhere for himself and his family’s sustenance and he has to choose, football suffers. It’s a tough decision that leaves you the coach with sometimes 10 players for a session and the next day 12, but six from the previous day are absent and that affects the session and programme. We need to get more businesses involved in sponsoring teams of the Elite League because the aim is semi-professional and we need to have something to hold these talents.”While there was no one stand-out player, the Coach made mention of several teenagers.“I personally would like to thank teenagers like Dillon Wright, Shemar Beckles, Jeremiah Thorne and Nixon Roberston for their performances and would like to see the more senior players like Clive Andries and Captain Denvor Dennis step up, especially in their attitude.”Coach ‘Dan’ says that he is looking forward to a second half with much optimism.“We are definitely looking forward to the transfer window as we have already been talking to a couple of players and it’s just for it to materialize. We feel as a team(that) if we work hard and get properly prepared,we can win this Championship;and this will be our focus for the second round, to be victorious.”When quizzed on the withdrawals of four Elite teams from the League and the upcoming break, the coach was more concerned that football was played and that the mid-season interval is timely.“For me I am just happy that football was played because my main interest is in having football played. I am not too bothered who doesn’t want to play, so I am glad football is the winner.“With regards to the present break from the league,I think the period is a great opportunity for all teams to work on their weak areas. I really don’t feel it is too long a break, I think it is a time for all teams to get better prepared for the second half which will be more competitive”.In concluding his interview, coach McPherson spoke highly of the club’s officials:”My club’s administration is massive and I can’t complain;hopefully they will soon get some sponsorship for the team.”last_img read more