Bright Star’s Hannah Elless Thinks Mark Rylance & Boiled Peanuts Are the Best

first_img Bright Star Age: 29Hometown: Kalamazoo, MICurrent Role: Bright Star’s Margo Crawford, who works in a bookstore and falls for Billy Cane, played by A.J. Shively.Stage & Screen Cred: Elless made her Broadway debut in Godspell. Her previous stage credits include off-Broadway’s The Other Josh Cohen as well as Hamlet, Phaedra, Henry V and Private Lives. She has appeared onscreen in Glee, The Lake Effect, Before Winter and the forthcoming film When Mary Met Ally. Hannah Elless photographed at Arogsy Book Store(Photo by Emilio Madrid-Kuser) Show Closed This production ended its run on June 26, 2016center_img View Comments Related Showslast_img read more

Ecuador Takes Measures to Prevent Infiltration by Drug Cartels

first_img The mentioned article is good, it ponders the Ecuadorian work, of their police, but there are some questions that are not clear, out of the 26 tons of drugs seized, how many belong to Colombia, how many to Peru and how many to Bolivia in 2011, 2012. I consider that this will show the direct and correlative action of how drug trafficking operates in South America and once and for all we will take the bandages out of our eyes and we will know who is who… Who controls drug trafficking in South America and in connection to which Governments. This is healthy in order to continue fighting them. Congratulations to the magazine’s editor in-chief, good articles, very professional. By Dialogo July 30, 2012 Ecuador, which shares a border with Colombia, the world’s largest cocaine producer, is applying mechanisms to prevent the infiltration of international organizations of drug traffickers, President Rafael Correa said. “We are taking measures to prevent the infiltration of international cartels into Ecuador,” the president said in an interview with Gama television network on July 25. He added that “Ecuador is probably the only country that does not produce coca.” “Do you know how difficult it is to monitor whether there is narcotics trafficking in our country when, with all affection and respect for Colombia and Peru, we border on the world’s largest cocaine producers?” Correa asked. Colombia saw a slight increase in the area with coca plantations in 2011, with a total of 64,000 hectares (3 percent more than in 2010), according to a report by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) released on July 25, in Bogotá. That country’s total cocaine production in 2011 was 345 tons, a slight decrease of 1.4 percent compared to the previous year. Up to now, Colombia has been the leading producer of cocaine and has had the world’s largest area of coca plantations, followed by Peru and Bolivia, countries that have not yet published their figures for 2011. During the first six months of 2012, Ecuador seized around 18 tons of drugs, chiefly cocaine. Seizures of narcotics reached 26 tons in 2011, compared to 18 tons in 2010 and the record of 68 tons in 2009. On July 23, four Ecuadorean police officers were arrested for alleged extortion targeting a man whom they linked with the apparent drug money found on a Mexican small plane that crashed in May. Two Mexican nationals, who died in the accident in the coastal province of Manabí (in southwestern Ecuador), were traveling on the aircraft, in which the authorities found 1.3 million dollars. last_img read more

Long Beach Man Charged With Attempted Murder

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A suspected gunman has been arrested for allegedly shooting a person in the suspect’s hometown of Long Beach over the weekend, Long Beach city police said Monday.Lachance Bryant was arrested Sunday and charged with second-degree attempted murder, criminal possession of a weapon and criminal use of a firearm.Police said the 30-year-old suspect shot the victim in the chest with a shotgun near the corner of Long Beach Boulevard and East Chester Street at 10 p.m. Friday.The victim ran away and was aided by passing Long Beach firefighters, who took the victim to Nassau Communities Hospital in Oceanside.Bryant was arraigned at Long Beach city court and is due back in Nassau County court on April 23.last_img read more

Is this hot member segment on your credit union’s radar?

first_img 12SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Miriam De Dios Woodward Miriam De Dios Woodward is the CEO of PolicyWorks, LLC. She also serves as Senior Vice President of AMC, the holding company of the Iowa Credit Union League and parent … Web: Details The highly influential, potentially profitable, Hispanic small business owner (HSBO) is attracting more attention from the nation’s lenders and issuers. A growing segment, the HSBO niche is one that more credit unions should consider as they go into strategic planning season this fall. Here are a few things to keep in mind as your cooperative contemplates including this target market in its 2018 member growth and engagement strategies. HSBOs need more than money. Many HSBOs are on their own, without the benefit of boards of directors, shareholders or even executive teams. Nearly 90 percent of Hispanic-owned businesses, in fact, are without paid employees. This underscores the importance of leadership support and financial guidance for this critical segment of the Hispanic population.HSBOs are young. According to Geoscape, Hispanic entrepreneurs are more youthful, connected digitally and socially engaged than non-Hispanics overall. And their young businesses are growing at an incredible rate – more than 15 times that of all U.S. firms. HSBOS are nuanced. There are HSBOs of all types. Although the largest segment (at nearly 40 percent) was born in the U.S. and is English dominant, 20 percent of HSBOs are Spanish preferring and immigrated to the U.S., retaining many of their Hispanic cultural practices. Talking with instead of at HSBOs is a key way to differentiate your expertise and brand from competitors. HSBOs are digital natives. Hispanic entrepreneurs use the Internet, including social accounts, to supplement resources and expertise they don’t yet (or never intend to) have. They crave real, fast, smart answers to their problems and will look to digital resources to get them. An HSBO campaign in action. A noteworthy example of a successful marketing campaign targeting HSBOs comes from car maker Toyota. To increase focus on Hispanic communities, including small business owners looking to invest in work-related vehicles, Toyota created the “Más Que un Auto” campaign. It was designed to address the deep connection many Hispanic drivers have with their vehicles. Toyota owners were encouraged to use Toyota’s interactive website to create custom (and free) nameplates for their vehicles. As a result, the Toyota Facebook page received thousands of likes, and different social media platforms were buzzing about Toyota’s unique car decals. The result of this and other Toyota campaigns? The car maker is now the top-selling brand for Hispanics.U.S. Hispanics are one of the most financially underserved segments on the radar of credit union marketers. This is precisely why so many have designed specific growth strategies around Hispanic membership. Those strategies are working, but they may have to evolve to become more targeted as the burgeoning Hispanic community becomes more nuanced. As you launch, adapt and evolve your credit union’s Hispanic growth strategy, go deep. Evaluate the market in your area and drill down to the segments and niches that make the most sense for your capabilities and mission. Is the HSBO market waiting for you?This article is a modified excerpt from the white paper “The Digital Lives of Hispanic Consumers.” last_img read more

The feelings economy: How to create marketing messages that get results

first_img 16SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Bo McDonald Bo McDonald is president of Your Marketing Co. A marketing firm that started serving credit unions nearly a decade ago, offering a wide range of services including web design, branding, … Web: Details Want to know why your marketing isn’t producing the results you want? It’s because you’re being rational—and most of the time, people aren’t rational. According to legendary marketing pioneer Edward Bernays, “People are emotional and impulsive and hide it really well.”For our August YMC Book Club, we dove into Everything is F***ed, a Book About Hope. Throughout the book, author Mark Manson draws a distinction between the “thinking brain” and the “feeling brain.” Manson describes the thinking brain as the part of your brain that represents your conscious thoughts, your capacity to make calculations, and your ability to reason through multiple options. Your feeling brain, on the other hand, represents your emotions, impulses, intuition, and instincts. “While your thinking brain is calculating payment schedules on your credit card statement,” Manson reasons, “your feeling brain wants to sell everything and move to Tahiti.”Expanding on this idea, Manson rewinds to the 1920s and shares the story of how Edward Bernays turned the advertising world upside down by understanding that people used their feeling brain to make most of their decisions. He threw the middle finger to the traditional forms of advertising, the kind that relied on communicating a product’s tangible benefits as logically and concisely as possible. One of his most memorable marketing campaigns highlights his unorthodox approach.In 1928, the American Tobacco Company hired Bernays to create a marketing campaign that would convince women to smoke their cigarettes. That doesn’t sound too hard until you consider that in the ‘20s, it was still considered impolite and unfashionable for a lady to smoke. “Honey, you might hurt yourself. Or worse, you might burn your beautiful hair” was a common warning during that era. But the tobacco companies, realizing that 50% of the population weren’t yet their customers, saw a massive opportunity in the female demographic. Bernays knew he would have to appeal to women’s identities, not their thoughts.To make this appeal, Bernays hired a group of women and entered them into New York City’s Easter Parade. At a strategic point in the parade route, all of these women stopped marching and lit up cigarettes. To capture the moment, Bernays also hired a team of photographers to document all of this in the most flattering way possible. The photos were then distributed to all major national newspapers. His story was that these women were not just smoking cigarettes. They were lighting “torches of freedom” that represented their independence. The campaign worked just like Bernays had expected. It triggered all of the right emotions in women across the country. It had only been a few years since women won the right to vote, and many were now starting to work outside the home. They were sporting shorter haircuts and wearing more risqué clothing. Bernays brilliantly communicated the message that “smoking equals freedom.” As women across the country embraced that message, tobacco sales doubled. By appealing to the feeling brain instead of the thinking brain, Bernays ushered in a new era profitability for American tobacco companies. So, what is your marketing message? Which brain are you appealing to? If you follow Mark Manson’s advice (and Edward Bernays’ example), you’ll focus on the feeling brain. In his book, Manson reminds the reader, “Marketing specifically identifies or accentuates the customer’s moral gaps and then offers a way to fill them.” Facts and logic will connect with the thinking brain, but if you want to motivate people to act, you’ll need to appeal to their emotions and motivation—otherwise known as their feeling brain. “Trucks are marketed to men as ways to assert strength. Makeup is marketed to women as a way to be more loved. Beer is marketed as a way to have fun and be the center of attention at a party,” Manson says. Whether you agree or disagree, some of the best advertising invokes your emotion and makes you feel like you’re making a positive decision. Like it or not, the world runs on feelings.If you’ll allow me to step onto my credit union soapbox for a moment, I want to keep preaching the message that “good rates and good service” aren’t your best option. If that’s what your marketing focuses on, you’re missing out on growth opportunities. Your marketing needs to connect people at a level that’s deeper than facts and figures. How does your marketing message make your members (or prospective members) feel? As an organization that helps people secure their financial futures, you have a better product than the tobacco companies and a more relevant product than makeup lines. Your product has more potential to do good in the world than the products offered by most other companies. You have a compelling story that can evoke powerful feelings—why aren’t you using it?last_img read more

Ensure priorities are being met by taking CUNA’s membership survey

first_img continue reading » CUNA CUNA-affiliated CEOs and senior executives should check their email inbox this week to ensure they’ve received CUNA’s annual membership survey. By following the link in the email subject lined “Fill out CUNA’s annual membership survey,” members can ensure CUNA has an accurate picture of member credit unions and how to effectively continue to meet their needs.“Improving how we serve our members is a constant priority and we can’t do that without your feedback. This is your opportunity to tell us, and to please do so,” said CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle. “The five minutes you spend on this survey will give us a clear picture of how we’re doing, where we should focus and how we can do better, and we’ll use that feedback internally and share key takeaways and the resulting plans of action.”All individual responses are confidential, and results will only be reported in aggregate. Those who complete they survey will receive a $5 Starbucks eGift card upon the completion of the study later this fall.center_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Major banks moved vast sums of illicit money: ICIJ

first_img“These documents, compiled by banks, shared with the government, but kept from public view, expose the hollowness of banking safeguards, and the ease with which criminals have exploited them,” wrote US outlet Buzzfeed News, in the introduction of its report.The documents relate to US$2 trillion in transactions that circulated between 1999 and 2017.The investigation points in particular to five major banks — JPMorgan Chase, HSBC, Standard Chartered, Deutsche Bank and Bank of New York Mellon — accused of continuing to move assets of alleged criminals, even after being prosecuted or convicted for financial misconduct.”The networks through which dirty money traverse the world have become vital arteries of the global economy,” Buzzfeed News reported.In a statement, Deutsche Bank said that the ICIJ’s revelations were “well known” to its regulators. The bank also said it had “devoted significant resources to strengthening our controls,” as well as focused on “meeting our responsibilities and obligations.”The investigation also highlighted the American authorities’ lack of power in regulating dirty financial transactions.In a statement released prior to the investigation’s publication, FinCEN said that the “unauthorized disclosure of SARs is a crime that can impact the national security of the United States.”Topics : Massive sums of allegedly dirty money have flowed for years through some of the world’s largest banking institutions, said an international journalism investigation published Sunday, which denounced shortcomings in sector regulations.”Profits from deadly drug wars, fortunes embezzled from developing countries, and hard-earned savings stolen in a Ponzi scheme were all allowed to flow into and out of these financial institutions, despite warnings from the banks’ own employees,” according to the probe from Buzzfeed News and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ).The investigation, which was led by 108 international media outlets from 88 different countries, is based on thousands of suspicious activity reports (SARs) submitted to the US Treasury Department’s financial law enforcement agency, FinCEN, by banks from around the world.last_img read more

Man Utd, Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal would all ‘love’ to sign Jadon Sancho, says Owen Hargreaves

first_img Metro Sport ReporterSunday 31 May 2020 7:48 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.1kShares Comment Sancho scored a hat-trick for Borussia Dortmund on Sunday (Picture: Getty)‘He’s going to cost a lot but he’s worth it, I’d love to see him back in the Premier League.’Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea have all been heavily linked with moves for Sancho ahead of the summer transfer window.Last week, Red Devils and Wales legend Ryan Giggs named Sancho as one of the three best young players in world football.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityHe said: ‘I’ve seen Marcus Rashford coming through the ranks [at Manchester United], such a talented player.‘And you have Jadon Sancho at Dortmund, a young player who’s made the bold decision to leave Manchester City and go to another country at a young age. And he really has made a difference.‘His team-mate as well, Erling Haaland who’s scoring lots of goals.’Will Jadon Sancho leave Borussia Dortmund this summer?Yep!0%No chance0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Why David Moyes rejected chance to sign Paul Pogba at Manchester UnitedMORE: Frank Lampard makes Chelsea transfer admission amid Jadon Sancho links Advertisement Man Utd, Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal would all ‘love’ to sign Jadon Sancho, says Owen Hargreaves Owen Hargreaves has urged Premier League’s biggest clubs to sign Jadon Sancho (Picture: BT Sport)Owen Hargreaves has hailed ‘remarkable’ Jadon Sancho and claimed Premier League rivals Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal would all ‘love’ to sign the Borussia Dortmund forward.Sancho, 20, scored a hat-trick on his first start since the Bundesliga resumed as Dortmund thrashed bottom-placed Paderborn 6-1 on Sunday.The England international’s three goals took his tally for the season to 17 and former Premier League star Hargreaves paid tribute to the youngster following the match.Asked which Premier League club Sancho could end up joining this summer, Hargreaves told BT Sport: ‘He makes every team better, that’s for sure.ADVERTISEMENT‘Everyone would love to have him. Man United, Man City, Liverpool, I think he’s that good that he gets in all of them.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘United, Chelsea and Arsenal would all love to have him. It depends on personnel and who could afford him?‘It will cost a lost but he’s a generational talent, truly remarkable with his goals and assists and he can play in different positions. Advertisementlast_img read more

Home in Trinity Park’s Bluewater marina is perfect fit for all buyers

first_imgOwners of 14 Apollo Quay, Trinity Park at Bluewater, Maureen and John Bennett, are selling their home via Cairns Property Shop. June 17, 2017“You can spend a lot of time pottering with the boat without worrying about the lawn.“You can have a barbecue and enjoy a drink on the deck and take in the water views, you can’t get much better than that.”The property’s pontoon can accommodate vessels up to 12m and is the perfect place for kids to skip stones and learn how to cast a line.For those who love the outdoors, especially water sports and golf, Bluewater’s proximity to the Half Moon Bay Golf Club and a variety of quality dining spots are also expected to draw interest in the property.In fact, locals have been known to take smaller boats up to Yorkeys Knob Boating Club for a meal.“You don’t have to take a vehicle,” Mr Bennet said. “It just adds another dimension to going out.” Owners of 14 Apollo Quay, Trinity Park at Bluewater, Maureen and John Bennett, are selling their home via Cairns Property Shop. June 17, 2017Mrs Bennett said the couple had both lived in the home and rented it out while living in a neighbouring house, and listed a practical layout as one of the building’s drawcards.“It is a very large house on a small piece of land and features two outdoor balconies and very reasonably sized bedrooms,” she said.“If there is someone working in the kitchen, you can still be very involved in the life of the family because it is all open. “You can open the doors to the outdoor balcony which leads to the canal and all that is one open room – it’s just lovely.”The pair, who spent some time working in Papua New Guinea as fly-in, fly-out employees said the home’s easy upkeep would suit those working away or couples with demanding careers.More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms3 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns3 days ago“You don’t have great quantities of lawn to mow and gardens to look after but you feel you’re in a green tract,” Mr Bennett said. Owners of 14 Apollo Quay, Trinity Park at Bluewater, Maureen and John Bennett, are selling their home via Cairns Property Shop. June 17, 2017A FAMILY-friendly, low-maintenance home at one of Cairns’ most exclusive addresses is set to go under the hammer next month.John and Maudi Bennett bought the four-bedroom, two-bathroom house at 14 Apollo Quay at Trinity Park’s Bluewater marina five years ago but health issues are forcing the couple to sell up and move closer to Brisbane.An integrated open-plan living area leads out to a canal terrace perfect for entertaining right on the water’s edge, and direct access to a personal eight-metre pontoon provides an easy escape to a day of snorkelling and diving on the Great Barrier Reef.center_img Owners of 14 Apollo Quay, Trinity Park at Bluewater, Maureen and John Bennett, are selling their home via Cairns Property Shop. June 17, 2017Property Shop sales and marketing director Ben Johnston said the state-of-the-art, architecturally designed residence was filled with natural lighting. “It’s really quite an opulent home and there are not many who will go past the gourmet chef-style kitchen with marble benches, ample cupboard and bench space and integrated fridge/freezer, microwave and built in coffee machine,” he said. “There is also split-system airconditioning throughout, a pool, a double garage, side access, and a completely fenced yard to maintain privacy.”last_img read more

This is the Qld house most property hunters wanted to look at this week

first_imgQueensland’s most viewed property this week was at 24 Dobson St, Ascot. Picture: was a contemporary home at 24 Dobson St, Ascot which was the Queensland property most potential buyers wanted to get a better look at this week.New figures reveal the home was the most viewed in Queensland and fifth most viewed in Australia this week on 1920s four-bedroom house is listed Cobey Parnell of Shaw Property Group.It underwent a complete architect-designed rebuild by its current owners. The home has imported oak parquetry and natural marble. 7-13 King Arthur Drive, Sovereign Islands.The seven-bedroom home known as Chateau de Reves, is considered a Gold Coast trophy home.It is the first time the house is being offered for sale. It occupies at 3070 sqm site and has 85 metres of water frontage.More 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 ago7-13 King Arthur Drive, Sovereign Islands.The home was built in 2001 and took three years to complete. Features include imported Venetian Murano glass, an Italian imported timber balustrade and Botticino marble floors.At the cheaper end of the scale a home at 16 Wiltshire Drive, Mudgeeraba was the third most viewed Queensland property this week.The home, listed through Ray White – Robina’s Greg Corcoran, is listed for offers of more than $550,000. 16 Wiltshire Drive, MudgeerabaThe four-bedroom house has a covered entertainment area which opens up to a large swimming pool.The back deck is made of Merbau.A tri-level home at 1 Miriam St, Holland Park West, was the fourth most viewed property in Queensland on this week.The three-bedroom home which is listed through John Kubatov of Class Real Estate – Bulimba,is seeking offers in the mid to high $600,000s. 24 Dobson St, Ascot. Picture: has traditional cathedral windows with French shutters, hand cut sandstone and travertine security fence. There are five metre high ceilings and custom wall panelling.A stunning mansion on the water at the Gold Coast was the next most popular listing this week.The home at 7-13 King Arthur Court, Sovereign Islands is listed through Paul Arthur of Queensland Sotheby’s International Realty. 57 Castile St, IndooroopillyA home at 57 Castile St, Indooroopilly with a price guide between $3 million and $3.3 million rounds out the top five this week.The home which is listed through, Alex Jordan of McGrath Real Estate Paddington, overlooks the St Lucia Golf Links. 57 Castile St, IndooroopillyIt is on an elevated 708sq m block. Inside is an open plan lounge and dining zone. There is a secluded terrace and a self cleaning, heated swimming pool plus spa. 1 Miriam St, Holland Park WestThe townhome has views of the city skyline. On the lower level is parking and a laundry and a timber staircase which leads to the middle level, which has the living areas.The bedrooms are on the upper level.last_img read more