The Pippin Circus Welcomes Andrea Martin Back to the Big Top

first_img View All (6) Andrea Martin garnered acclaim, mid-show standing ovations and a Tony Award for her gravity defying performance in Pippin—and now she’s swinging back into the Tony-winning revival to dazzle Broadway audiences one more time! Martin officially re-joined the cast on September 2, 2014, and stars Kyle Dean Massey, Ciara Renee, John Dossett, Rachel Bay Jones, Charlotte d’Amboise, Orion Griffiths and Ashton Woerz were on hand to welcome her back to the circus. Check out this Hot Shot of Martin as feisty granny Berthe, then see her high-flying performance in person at the Music Box Theatre through September 21! Pippin Star Files Related Shows John Dossett View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 4, 2015 Andrea Martin Ciara Renée Charlotte d’Amboise Rachel Bay Jones Kyle Dean Masseylast_img read more

Bali Police arrest seven for allegedly selling COVID-19 travel permits at Gilimanuk Port

first_imgSyamsi said Ferdinand had been arrested while distributing the fake certificates to his passengers. He allegedly received the documents from Putu, and it was later found that they had been created by Surya.The suspects’ accounts reportedly revealed that Putu brought the form to Surya for editing. Surya then allegedly offered another letter that he had created, made several copies and handed it over to Ferdinand to be sold at Rp 25,000 (US$1.68) per piece, in which Surya allegedly claimed Rp 1,000 for each letter sold.Ferdinand had put his signature on the fake health documents, Syamsi said.Read also: New regulation allows businesspeople, officials to travel despite ‘mudik’ banBesides selling the certificates to minibus passengers, the group also allegedly sold them to motorists for Rp 100,000 apiece.Police said they had confiscated five fake and signed certificates from the suspects, Rp 200,000 in cash, six letter forms that had not been signed, two mobile phones, one computer and one printing machine.Syamsi added that the second group was arrested at 2 p.m. of the same day near the seaport. Investigators arrested four ojek drivers identified as Widodo, Ivan Aditya, Roni Firmansyah and Putu Endra Ariawan.The group had allegedly sold fake health letters to ferry passengers at Gilimanuk Port at prices ranging from Rp 25,000 to Rp 100,000.Syamsi said all suspects had been charged under articles 263 and 268 of the Criminal Code on document forgery and medical letter forgery, violations of which are punishable by up to six years of imprisonment.Topics : Bali Police have arrested seven people of two alleged syndicates selling fake health certificates to people wishing to travel during the COVID-19 outbreak, in violation of the mudik (exodus) travel ban.The suspects include four ojek (motorcycle taxi) drivers, two travel agency employees and a man who runs a printing business. They were reportedly nabbed red-handed while selling such documents to travelers at Gilimanuk Port, which connects Bali to Java, in two separate arrests on Thursday. Read also: COVID-19-free hospital letters offered on e-commerce platformsThe groups allegedly offered the letters to people who wanted to travel amid the imposed mudik ban, Bali Police spokesman Sr. Cmr. Syamsi said. Travelers planning to travel by ferry to Java are required to present a health document that includes the letterhead and signature of a general practitioner and the community health center (Puskesmas).“The suspects have taken advantage of the mudik ban by offering fake health certificates and selling them to ferry passengers at Gilimanuk Port,” Syamsi said in a statement on Friday.He further said that the seven suspects were from two different groups.The first group comprised of three suspects who were arrested at 00:30 a.m. on Thursday: minibus driver Ferdinand Marianus Nahak, travel agent employee Putu Bagus Setya Pratama and printing business owner Surya Hadi Wira Pratama.last_img read more

BI pushes for open banking development amid data security concerns

first_imgAn open banking platform will see traditional banks help digital players reduce technical costs by sharing the know-your-customer (KYC) metrics or loan affordability metrics in an API.The initiative may reduce borrowing costs for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) as banks could access MSMEs data provided by digital firms, among other benefits, Erwin went on to say.Erwin said banks had dominated the retail payment industry back in 2015, but e-payment start-ups such as GoPay and OVO had taken much of the market share four years later, adding that banks should transform their businesses or risk losing the market to non-bank platforms.According to data provided by the central bank, several banks have transformed their business online, such as private lender DBS with its Digibank platform and state-owned banks (Himbara) with their LinkAja platform, creating an interlink between fintech and banks to contain escalation of shadow banking risk.The central bank also recorded that electronic transactions increased to Rp 15 trillion (US$1 billion) in May compared to Rp 12.8 trillion in the same period last year. Meanwhile, the central bank recorded e-commerce transactions growing 26 percent during the pandemic.“This is a golden opportunity for Indonesia’s traditional banks to provide a platform for local fintech players to develop their solutions while ensuring data security and compliance,” Backbase regional director for Asia Riddhi Dutta wrote in a The Jakarta Post op-ed titled “The future of digital banking in Indonesia” published last month.Several industry players and analysts have raised concerns over a lack of a standardized security system, as well as a lack of data protection regulation, all of which can harm customers.“The central bank will need to deal with how to maintain the stability of the banking ecosystem and maintain security standards,” World Bank Group senior financial sector specialist Ivan Mortimer-Schutts told the same discussion.“We should not just let any actors come in and access the crucial source of information and payment systems,” he stressed.Indonesian Financial Technology Association (Aftech) vice chairman Budi Gandasoebrata said the custodian of the financial services would need to step up security practices ranging from anti-money laundering to consumer protections.Indonesia Information Communication Technology (ICT) executive director Heru Sutadi noted that the cybersecurity risks remained a huge threat to the country’s financial services.”Therefore, the open banking system will need to be tightly regulated and must ensure cybersecurity safety,” he said on Wednesday.Topics : Bank Indonesia (BI) has urged the financial industry to develop an open banking system to boost financial inclusion, but a lack of security standards and data protection regulation can hold up the central bank’s latest effort to boost the digital economy.BI payment system policy executive director Erwin Haryono said the data-sharing system would be able to accelerate banks’ digital transformation efforts, adding that the open banking framework would be used to create a unified national payment system by 2025.An open banking framework mandates banks to share customer data with approved third parties, such as financial technology (fintech) companies, thereby allowing both parties to access data that offer insights into consumer patterns and needs, as well as credit score, among other things. “Data-sharing among fintech companies is boosting digital transformation in Indonesia’s economy,” Erwin said during a discussion on Wednesday. He called on banks to transform their businesses and collaborate with digital companies to improve consumers’ experience and boost financial inclusion.The 2018 Financial Inclusion Insights survey, published by the National Committee for Financial Inclusion in November last year, reveals that 55.7 percent of the 6,695 respondents in all provinces of Indonesia already had formal financial accounts with banks, fintech companies or cooperatives in 2018.That figure is a jump in financial inclusion from 35.1 percent in 2016, and brings the country closer to President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s target of 75 percent financial inclusion by the end of 2019. The financial inclusion report for last year has yet to be announced.The central bank is currently formulating regulations on open banking standards, which will oblige banks to share their data with fintech companies by creating their own application programming interfaces (APIs) from their own systems.last_img read more

Poll: 56% of Americans Say Abortion ‘Morally Wrong,’ 76% Want Major Restrictions on Abortion

first_imgCNS News 18 January 2018Family First Comment: Similar findings to our research published last weekend. A good trend – but still work to do. #bringingNZbacktolife www.chooselife.nzA new survey shows that while 51% of Americans describe themselves as “pro-choice,” 56% say abortion is “morally wrong” and 76% want “significant restrictions” on abortion.The poll was conducted by the Marist Institute for Public Opinion for the Knights of Columbus, and used the findings of two surveys, one from Dec. 4-7, 2017 and the second from Jan. 8-18, 2018. Marist interviewed 2,617  adults by telephone for the surveys. The margin of error was +/- 2.8 percentage points.The survey showed that 44% of Americans identify as “pro-life” and 51% identify as “pro-choice.” Another 4% are “unsure.” These numbers are essentially the same as they were in October 2008 — 44% pro-life and 50% pro-choice.However, when asked whether they believe that, “in general, abortion is morally acceptable or morally wrong?” 56% said abortion is “morally wrong,” according to the survey.  41% said abortion is “morally acceptable, and 3% said it was not a moral issue.Only 12% of Americans said that abortion should be “available to a woman any time during her entire pregnancy.” Also, only 11% said abortion should be available “during the first six months of a pregnancy.”The other 76% supported some major restrictions on abortion — 26% say abortion “only during the first three months of pregnancy”; 30% say “only in cases of rape, incest, or to save the life of the mother”; 12% said abortion “only to save the life of the mother”; and 8% said abortion “should never be permitted under any circumstace.”“It is hardly surprising that after 50 million abortions in this country, an overwhelming majority of the American people want substantial limits,” said Supreme Knight Carl Anderson. “This survey shows clearly that the ‘pro-choice’ label can no longer be assumed to mean support for abortion on demand. Nor can abortion be thought of as a partisan issue since majorities of Democrats, Independents and Republicans all agree that it should be substantially restricted.”READ MORE: https://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/michael-w-chapman/poll-56-americans-say-abortion-morally-wrong-76-want-majorlast_img read more

Watching the Scoreboard

first_imgThis, of course, is the time of the year baseball teams start watching the scoreboard every inning of their game.  They tell you they don’t, but I will guarantee you that if you ask them what their main rival was doing they would give you the score before they ever gave it a thought.  Next time you are at a game late in the season watch the players’ reactions when the fans suddenly react and there is no action on the field.  Their eyes will automatically go to the scoreboard.  The National League Central Division has been the most competitive all year and continues to go down to the wire.  You can bet that the players of the top three teams are watching the scoreboard!  This is something quite unique to baseball because it is one of the few sports where all the scores are available during the entire game.  Sports like football and basketball might cover part of the scores, but usually they don’t have room to cover all of them.  Of course, having been a Cubs fan, we stopped watching the scoreboard on April 15–that is usually when the Cubs are out of the race.last_img read more

Gang raids homes of Chelsea manager,Leicester City’s late owner

first_img Loading… But Flying Squad detectives are studying CCTV footage of both, with a gang of crooks targeting the rich and famous believed to be responsible. The gang raided Lampard’s townhouse on December 1 — after it was previously targeted in 2018. In 2005 and 2008 thieves stole cars from his previous home, including a Mercedes and Aston Martin. read also:Lampard admits Chelsea missed Kante this season The Met Police confirmed it was investigating. No arrests have been made. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content20 Facts That’ll Change Your Perception Of “The Big Bang Theory”Top 10 Enemies Turned Friends In TVTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes10 Phones That Can Easily Fit In The Smallest Pocket14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better6 Most Unforgettable Bridges In The WorldThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read Morecenter_img A gang have raided the homes of Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard and Leicester City’s late owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha. They stole more than £1million of valuables from billionaire Vichai’s house, left as a shrine after his death The heist in Knightsbridge, West London, came ten days after a similar raid on Lampard’s £12million home in nearby Chelsea. Thieves got away with £60,000 of jewellery and watches belonging to Frank and wife Christine, both 41. It was the fourth time the ex-England star has been burgled. Details of the break-ins, last December, have never been made public by police.Advertisementlast_img read more

Late Enugu FA Chairman finally goes home, tributes flow

first_imgChidi Ofo Okenwa, the late Enugu State Football Association Chairman, was on Friday laid to rest in his country home in Obinagu-Uno, Akpugo, Nkanu East Local Government Area of the state.Okenwa’s body started its last journey home from Eastern Nigeria Medical Centre Mortuary, Enugu, made a brief stopover at the Enugu State Football Association officem down to his residence in Enugu, before moving to his home town. The late chairman was a member of the Nigeria Football Federation Executive Committee; Chairman, NationWide League One; and member of many other football bodies before his death.Some football family members, who spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria during the burial, described Okenwa as “a professor in football”.Amaju Pinnick, President of NFF, described Okenwa as a cerebral and eloquent figure in the nation’s football family.Pinnick, who was represented by Akwa Ibom State FA Chairman, Emmanuel Ibah, said tOkenwa’s death had robbed Nigeria’s football of a colourful, capable and diligent administrator.He said: “Okenwa’s enthusiasm was unmatched by many and his sense of duty fiercely challenged senior colleagues, peers and youngsters. “Certainly, we mourn with a deep sense of loss this early departure of a cerebral and eloquent figure in the NFF Executive Committee.Tony Ugwu, who was Okenwa’s vice, described him as “an icon in football administration and development”.Ugwu said: “The song may be over, but the melody will linger on.“Indeed an icon has fallen and a big Iroko tree has fallen at the time Enugu State football and Nigeria at large needed him standing.“Okenwa was a man who believed in doing things the correct way as he always told those around him that it is better to do the correct thing than the other way round. “He always told those around him to be fast in learning because one day he will not be there as ENSFA chairman, but unknown to us that it is going to be in this manner.“Late chairman was a grassroots football developer.“He always called each player by surname during screening for grassroots football in the state.”The Chairman, Enugu Football Coaches Council, Dominic Nwobodo, said: “Oyi, it is painful that you left us now that we needed you most.RelatedPosts NFF Board Member Okenwa to be buried Friday Enugu FA shifts burial of ex-chairman NFF loses Executive Committee Member “God knows why, since you never wanted to be carried from one hospital to another.“It is not that the money to take you to India was not there, but you decided to rest in the bosom of the Lord.“May God accept your gentle soul.“Football families in Nigeria, South East, especially Enugu State, will miss you and your wealth of experience.”NAN.Tags: Chidi Ofo OkenwaEastern Nigeria Medical Centre MortuaryEnugu State Football AssociationNkanu EAST LGAlast_img read more

Other Sports Sonia Chahal assured of silver, enters 57kg featherweight final in Women’s World Boxing Championship

first_imgNew Delhi: India’s Sonia Chahal gave the country even more glory as she defeated North Korea’s Son Hwa Jo 5-0 in the semi-final of the 57kg featherweight category to enter the final and assure herself of a silver medal in the Women’s World Boxing Championship held at the Indira Gandhi stadium in New Delhi on Friday. This is a remarkable feat for Sonia, who is playing in the World Championships for the first time and her win was a tribute to her superior defensive technique against the North Korean, who had secured silver in the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta. Heading into the contest, the Bhiwani girl said the result was unbelievable.Read More | MC Mary Kom assures India of silver in World Boxing Championship“I just cannot believe that I have reached the final. The fact that I have achieved this in front of my home fans is simply wonderful. I am very happy with my performance. The final will be tough as both (potential opponents) are hard-hitters. I am prepared for the situation,” Sonia said.Read More | Azize Nimani – Meet the boxer who denied Mary Kom ticket to RioSonia added that she had to take a different approach towards the end of the game against her North Korean opponent and the advice from her coach gave her the initiative in the third round. “It was a tough bout as she was as Asian Games silver medalist. She was quiet fast as well. I had to be aggressive and I did that in the third round. The coach told me that if I play aggressively in the third round, I can win the contest,” Sonia said.Sonia will now face Germany’s Ornella Gabriele Wahner, who defeated Jemyma Betrian of Netherlands. However, there was a bittersweet result for India in the women’s light 64kg ight welterweight category as Simranjit Kaur lost 1-4 to Dan Dou in the semi-finals to settle for bronze.The Haryana girl’s result is a double boost for India, who have already have one medal assured in MC Mary Kom who defeated Kim Hyang Mi of North Korea 5-0 in the semi-final of the 48 kg light flyweight category on Thursday.The Women’s World Championship is a special tournament for Mary Kom. Ever since 2001, when the event first took place, the 35-year-old has won six medals, five of which were gold. Her tally of five individual gold medals is the joint-most by any athlete and she now has the chance to win a gold medal in the World Boxing Championship for the first time since 2010.In the entire history of the Amateur World Boxing Championship, only one individual has won six gold medals. Felix Savon of Cuba won from 1986 to 1999 in the 91kg category and Mary Kom has the chance to level that. For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

The Latest: MLS extends team training moratorium to Friday

first_img March 15, 2020 Valencia’s Argentine defender Ezequiel Garay says that he has tested positive for the coronavirus, making him the first Spanish league player to become infected. “I have tested positive for the coronavirus,” Garay wrote on a social media account Sunday. “I feel well and now the only thing to do is to follow the instructions of health officials to remain confined.” Valencia added in a statement that a total of five members of its staff and team have the new virus, without specifying if Garay is the only player. It says that all are in good health and confined at their homes.Garay, who is recovering from surgery after tearing a ligament in February, said in a message posted on Instagram that “it’s clear that 2020 is starting on the wrong foot.”On Saturday, fellow Spanish club Alavés said that two members of its coaching staff had the virus. It said they are in good health. 4:05 p.m.NCAA vice president of men’s basketball Dan Gavitt says brackets won’t be created for the NCAA men’s and women’s basketball tournaments that were canceled due to coronavirus concerns. Gavit says he made the decision and it was supported by basketball committees.“There is not an authentic way to produce tournament fields and brackets at this point without speculating,” Gavitt said Sunday, the day the men’s NCAA Tournament field had been scheduled to be announced. “And, that isn’t fair to the teams that would be positively or negatively impacted by manufacturing March Madness. More importantly, in light of this global health crisis, I believe we need to keep college basketball in perspective.”College basketball’s showcase was canceled on Thursday, leading to suggestions from coaches and athletic directors to release brackets for the event even though it won’t happen this year.“Players and coaches want to see their school name on the bracket,” Gavitt acknowledges. “Members of the media want to dissect matchups. Bracketologists want to compare the work of the committees versus what they’ve predicted. Fans are curious for those same reasons. All of us want something to fill the void we’re feeling. However, anything less than a credible process is inconsistent with the tradition of the NCAA basketball championships. … There will always be an asterisk next to the 2020 NCAA men’s and women’s basketball championships regardless if brackets are released.” Closures include all Nordic and Alpine ski resorts including Mt. Van Hoevenberg in Lake Placid, Belleayre Mountain Ski Resort in the Catskills, Gore Mountain in North Creek and Whiteface Mountain in Wilmington, near Lake Placid. All Lake Placid Olympic sites will also be closing, including the Olympic Jumping Complex, Olympic Sports Complex, The Olympic Oval and the Olympic Center including its museum and retail shops.___6:45 p.m.Soccer players at Brazilian club Gremio have staged a protest of their own by wearing face masks on the field before the start of their game against São José on Sunday. The Spanish league has suspended play due to the pandemic. Most people quickly recover from the global virus after experiencing only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Associated Press Serie A is currently suspended until April 3, along with all other sports in Italy, the European epicenter of the virus outbreak.UEFA has a meeting planned on Tuesday to discuss the calendar. The virus outbreak has also tested the limits of soccer’s World Cup schedule.___1:15 p.m. NCAA President Mark Emmert has said postponing the tournament indefinitely was not feasible.___4:45 p.m.Brazil’s soccer confederation has suspended all competitions under its control due to the coronavirus outbreak.The tournaments affected include the men’s Brazilian Cup, the top two tiers of the women’s Brazilian championship, and junior tournaments. The measure applies to the men’s top flight and second division as well as the fledgling women’s league. Soccer officials said in a statement that the suspension would remain in effect until it’s determined that it’s safe to restart play in coordination with Mexico’s Health Department.Mexico previously played soccer matches without fans for several weeks during the 2009 H1N1 influenza health emergency, an outbreak with Mexico as the epicenter.Federal health officials on Saturday night raised the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the country to 41, up from 26 the previous day and 11 the day before that. On Sunday at least two more were announced by state-level authorities.___ Gremio players and coaching staff arrived at the Rio Grande do Sul state championship game wearing the masks. Authorities in Brazil have not ordered the cancellation or postponement of sporting events because of the corona pandemic but recommended that games are held without fans. Grêmio beat tiny São José 3-2 with no fans present.___5:15 p.m. The Italian soccer federation is planning to ask UEFA to postpone the European Championship.Federation president Gabriele Gravina tells Mediaset TV that Italian officials want Serie A to be completed by June 30.The Stadio Olimpico in Rome is slated to host the opening match of Euro 2020 on June 12, plus three other games of the tournament.Gravina says, “The hope is to finish by June 30. … And we’ll need to insert the Champions League and Europa League also. The deadline is June 30, then we’ll eventually see if we need to exceed that.”He adds, “We’ll propose to UEFA that they postpone the Euros.” The men’s top-tier Brazilian championship is scheduled to begin in April. The decision does not affect state championships currently being played. Some matches were held without any fans this weekend in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. São Paulo, Rio and other state soccer bodies are set to decide Monday on their course of action.___2:50 p.m.The New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority says all of the ski areas and venues that it manages will suspend operation at the close of business Sunday. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the coronavirus outbreak’s effect on sports around the world (all times local):5 p.m.Major League Soccer has extended the moratorium on team training through Friday. The Latest: MLS extends team training moratorium to Friday MLS announced a 30-day suspension of match play on Thursday because of the new coronavirus.The league said Sunday that players should remain in the market of their team and exercise safe social distancing. MLS said it is working with its players’ association and other North American professional leagues on a protocol to allow players at training facilities for rehabilitation or individual training.___2:10 p.m.Professional soccer is shutting down in Mexico following Sunday’s matches, which were already being played with no fans present as a precaution due to the new coronavirus.last_img read more