Roger Daltrey will hit the road for a 12-date tour across much of the United States in June and July, but this will be no ordinary tour. In an exciting move, The Who singer will perform his band’s classic rock opera Tommy in its entirety with a local orchestra during each show.Originally released as a double album in 1969, The Who’s Tommy has since been turned into a ballet (1970), an opera (1971), an orchestral production (1972), a film (1975), and a Broadway musical (1992). This summer’s reimagining of the production will find Daltrey joined by members of The Who’s touring band as well as a number of orchestras from across the country like the Boston Pops Orchestra, Wolf Trap Orchestra, Nashville Symphony Orchestra, and the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia.“I’m really looking forward to singing Tommy, not only with my great backing group, but also some of the finest orchestras in the country,” Daltrey said in a statement. “Pete Townshend’s rock music is particularly suited to being embellished by the sounds that an orchestra can add to the band. With the arrangements written by David Campbell, it should make a memorable night of entertainment for all those who love the arts.”Tickets for Daltrey’s upcoming tour are now on sale.Roger Daltrey’s Tommy Orchestral TourJune 8: Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, NY (w/ Hudson Valley Philharmonic Orchestra)June 10 & 12: The Wolf Trap, Vienna, VA (w/ Wolf Trap Orchestra)June 15: Tanglewood Music Shed, MA (w/ Boston Pops Orchestra)June 19: Mann Center for the Performing Arts, Philadelphia, PA (w/ Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia)June 23 & 25: The Ravinia Festival, Highland Park, IL (w/ Ravinia Festival Orchestra)June 27: The Ascend Amphitheater, Nashville, TN (w/ Nashville Symphony Orchestra)June 30: CMAC, Canandaigua, NY (orchestra TBA).July 2: Fraze Pavillion, Kettering, OH (w/ Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra)July 5: Meadow Brook Amphitheater, Rochester Hills, MI (w/ Detroit Symphony Orchestra)July 8: Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, OH (w/ Cleveland Orchestra)
The third annual Art @ the Rock juried art show is set for Nov. 19 and 20, 2011 at Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton, Ga. The show will open at 10 a.m. and close at 4 p.m. on Saturday and open at noon and close at 4 p.m. on Sunday.The show’s artists will exhibit a wide range of talent, from painting and pottery to jewelry and woodcarving. Musicians will perform at the show and homegrown and homemade items will be sold in the show’s marketplace. Food and beverages will also be available.Artists interested in participating must apply by Sept. 30 at www.rockeagle4h.org/ART/. Affordable overnight accommodations are available at the center for artists and musicians.For more information, contact Tina Maddox at [email protected] or 706-484-2873.
Representative Alison Clarkson, chair of the Legislative Council Committee, today announced the hiring of Luke Martland as the next Director and Chief Counsel of the Vermont Legislative Council. Martland has a decade of experience in New York state government, including leadership roles within the offices of the Attorney General and the Governor. ‘We are thrilled to have Luke join Legislative Council,’ said Rep. Clarkson. ‘He brings a wealth of experience and knowledge that will be invaluable to legislators and his colleagues. We look forward to working with Luke in his new role.’As the head of the Vermont Legislative Council, Martland will oversee 52 full-time and session-only non-partisan legal, editorial, IT, and support staff. The position also requires Martland to make drafting assignments, provide legal advice to members, coordinate with other legislative offices, and act as the office’s spokesperson.‘Vermont’s citizen legislature is a gem in the American political process. The opportunity to work with such devoted citizen legislators and such a capable and enthusiastic non-partisan staff does not come often,’ Martland said. ‘I am very grateful to have been offered this job, and very eager to get started.’Martland is a graduate of Princeton University and Brooklyn Law School and has an extensive background in the fields of law and state government. He has served as Assistant Counsel to the Governor in New York, where he drafted legislation, executive orders and reviewed and approved regulations. Prior to his stint in the Governor’s Office, Martland was the first director of the Office of Sex Offender Management in the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services. He has also served in roles as Section Chief and Assistant Attorney General in the New York State Attorney General’s office, and was an Assistant District Attorney in New York City. Martland has long had ties to Vermont. His family has owned a farm in Barnet for over 40 years. His first day on the job will be October 11th. read more
By Alejandra Arredondo/Voice of America (VOA)/Edited by Diálogo staff May 27, 2020 The U.S. government is preparing to reopen its embassy in Caracas, as they believe a transition is coming to Venezuela, U.S. Special Representative for Venezuela Elliott Abrams said on April 30.“We think a transition is coming in Venezuela, and we need to be prepared for it,” Abrams said in an online interview with the Hudson Institute research center.On April 29, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a press conference that he had asked his team to be ready to reestablish the diplomatic presence in Venezuela.On April 30, Abrams noted that the United States does not foresee returning to Venezuela if Nicolás Maduro remains in power, but they are confident that pressure around the illegitimate president will increase rapidly.“I think the situation, in the short run […], is going to get worse internally,” Abrams said.The diplomat warned that, due to the criminal charges Maduro faces in the United States, he should be “extremely careful” with his trips. If he goes to a country that has an extradition treaty with the United States, he might be arrested, Abrams said.With the fall in oil prices — the country’s main source of wealth — along with U.S. sanctions, and now the coronavirus pandemic, Venezuela is in a serious socioeconomic situation.The U.S. government has sent $9 million to help the country deal with COVID-19 and has unfrozen Venezuelan state funds to be used by Juan Guaidó’s interim government.“Guaidó has access to some funds in the U.S. that were left over from the Central Bank of Venezuela,” Abrams said.In late March, the interim government announced it would donate $20 million from U.S. accounts to international organizations to provide coronavirus assistance in Venezuela.On April 30, Abrams said that organizations such as UNICEF and other agencies are “afraid to accept the money because they are afraid of repercussions from the regime.” read more
2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr As the risk landscape continues to shift and evolve, credit unions face two challenges: Staying current with risk trends and integrating risk management into their day-to-day plans and operations.New risks can present themselves at any moment. So credit unions have to deal with familiar threats while recognizing new ones.At the upcoming NAFCU Risk Management Seminar in Denver, I will speak about four emerging risks and provide action steps credit unions can take to mitigate and minimize exposure. These include:Wire transfers and ACH. Wire transfer fraud has been an ongoing problem with HELOC accounts, and fraudsters are evolving their attacks through email impersonations and by targeting real estate closings. ACH origination fraud has also become a new issue, as members and fraudsters are finding ways to take advantage of account-to-account transfer capabilities. Electronic payment systems are a favored target since large quantities of money are moved quickly, increasing the difficulty of retrieving it. continue reading » read more
It’s all about communication: reinforcing values, articulating plans, and celebrating successes. All five of the following needs have to be met on a personal level in order to be an effective part of a working organization. Leaders that can meet these needs will see employee engagement soar.I matter. The need to feel that the organization has a worthwhile purpose. The need to understand how tasks contribute to the purpose.I belong. The need to feel a part of the tribe. The workplace values need to ring true and be shared among the foundation of the workplace culture.I’m enabled. The need for easy access to the tools, information, and processes that help get tasks accomplished. Clarify how to find help in making decisions and getting the work done.I contribute. The need to have accomplishments recognized. It is important for teammates to appreciate and value the contributions of others.I’m respected. The need to feel appreciated and important. An organization must provide an environment of trust where information can be confidently and appropriately shared. 122SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Robbie Young Robbie is the Associate Publisher at CUInsight.com. As Associate Publisher, Robbie works with professionals throughout the credit union industry to find new and innovative ways to spread their message … Web: www.cuinsight.com Details read more
The Brickyard in Endwell, 800 Hooper Rd. Nov. 13 between 4:00 and 10:00 p.m. Nov. 14 between 10:00 a.m and 4:00 p.m.Nov. 15 between 5:00 and 10:00 p.m.Nov.19 between 5:00 and 10:00 p.m. ENDWELL (WBNG) — The Broome County Health Department issued a public health statement regarding a person who visited an Endwell restaurant and later tested positive for COVID-19. The department of health asks if you were at the below location to self-quarantine and monitor yourself for symptoms of the virus until 14 days after the date of exposure. The department of health says you should self-quarantine if you were at this location during the respective dates and time for 10 minutes or more.
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A notorious joint ministerial decree that regulates the construction of houses of worship may be subject to a judicial review by the Supreme Court after going unchallenged for more than a decade.The 2006 decree on places of worship, issued jointly by the Religious Affairs Ministry and the Home Ministry, has been criticized by activists for being misused by local communities to prevent the construction of places of worship for minority groups across the country.According to a document obtained by The Jakarta Post, Tirtayasa, who represents a group of petitioners calling themselves the People’s Lawsuit Presidium (PRM), filed a request earlier this month for the Supreme Court to review articles 13(1), 13(3) and 14(2)(b) of the decree. The last time the decree was challenged at the Supreme Court was in 2008 by another civil society group called the Team of Religious Freedom Defenders. Their case file was rejected.Lambok F. Sihombing, head of the Pemuda Batak Bersatu (PBB) civil society group that has joined the fight under the banner of the PRM, said he wished the court justices would “think clearly” and prioritize religious tolerance.“The joint ministerial decree means [religious freedom is] free but with an asterisk […] We want this to be tested and whether it is still relevant in our current situation,” he told the Post recently. “If it isn’t, then it should be scrapped or at least modified.”Religious minorities are particularly susceptible, because the decree stipulates a need to obtain “consent” from the majority of a local community, and even then such projects are easily stalled by complaints from other residents. Although Indonesia’s Constitution guarantees the freedom of religion for every citizen, the decree requires a congregation to obtain 90 signatures from its members and another 60 from other residents before building a house of worship.It also requires that the congregation obtain an endorsement letter from the local administration and a recommendation letter from the local regional affairs office and the Religious Harmony Forum (FKUB) – an interfaith forum that reflects the religious makeup of each region, with each faith or belief system represented by at least one person, if at all possible.These obligations have proven difficult for adherents to religions other than Islam, the country’s majority religion. Christians, the second-largest religious group in the country, make up about 10 percent of the population, while other minorities still face rejection because their small congregations struggle to satisfy the regulation’s requirements.Lambok said the controversy also went beyond traditional houses of worship, such as mosques and churches, and called on the court to alter or scrap the provision on community endorsement.He noted the recent vandalizing of the Tumaluntung village hall in North Sulawesi’s North Minahasa regency, which serves as an informal prayer hall for the local Muslim community in a region that is predominantly Christian.“We aren’t fighting minorities or majorities – talking in those terms ultimately depends on the area in question,” Lambok said.Meanwhile, Human Rights Watch (HRW) Indonesia researcher Andreas Harsono said that Christians have found it particularly hard to get the required community backing, as certain denominations were quite small and exclusivist.Between January 2007 and November 2019, human rights watchdog Setara Institute recorded 199 cases of persecution against churches, followed by mosques (133), Buddhist monasteries (15), Confucian (10) and Hindu (8) temples and one against a Jewish synagogue as well as 32 cases against other houses of worship.And while the rejection of minorities’ houses of worship occurred more regularly in at least 24 provinces across the country, Andreas said the joint decree also put nonmainstream sects or denominations of majority religions in the crosshairs.For instance, in Bogor, West Java – known as one of the most intolerant regions in Indonesia – residents protested against the construction of places of worship for nonmainstream branches of Islam and Christianity.The Imam Ahmad bin Hanbal Mosque in North Bogor became a site of protest in 2017 when its organizer applied for the building to be renovated. Locals were wary, because it was linked to the purist Salafi school of Islamic thought that considers mainstream practices of Islam heretic.The Bandung State Administrative Court (PTUN) ruled in favor of the mosque that same year, after the Bogor administration had suspended its building permit (IMB).In 2008, a similar incident affected the Yasmin Indonesian Christian Church (GKI Yasmin), but the Bandung PTUN and the State Administrative High Court in Jakarta ordered the Bogor administration to revoke its decree freezing the church’s building permit.The Supreme Court also ruled in favor of GKI Yasmin in 2010, but the Bogor mayor revoked its permit a year later, forcing the congregation to hold sermons, including Christmas celebrations, outside the building for years.“In other words, the 2006 decree enabled the majority group to clamp down on minorities,” Andreas told the Post, noting that it provided dissenting locals with a legal basis for rejecting such projects.“It is our position that [the joint ministerial decree] needs to be scrapped.”Topics : read more
Denmark’s biggest commercial pension fund PFA has pledged to get more involved with the companies in which it invests.The DKK417bn (€55.9bn) fund said it would become a more active investor from now on, in order to ensure good returns and governance.The fund said it would use its voice at annual general meetings (AGMs) rather than criticise firms through the media.Jesper Langmack, director of PFA’s asset management arm PFA Kapitalforvaltning, said: “PFA has mainly been a passive investor before. “But, increasingly, we will be a more active investor, seeking to have an influence over the pensions money we invest directly in businesses.”PFA said its investments were coming under increasing scrutiny from its own customers as well as international investment banks that followed its activities.“We would like to be seen as a professional and responsible asset manager that pension customers can trust, and one with which other institutional investors want to work with,” Langmack said.This means taking a more active approach, he said.Explaining what the pension fund hoped to achieve with this, he said: “First and foremost, of course, we want to contribute towards ensuring a good return for those companies for the benefit of PFA’s pension customers.“Secondly, we want to put a focus on returns being generated on a responsible basis and in line with recommendations on good governance.”The fund said it currently invested directly in 25 listed Danish companies. In the last few years, PFA said its investment approach had gone in the direction of fewer but larger direct investments in quoted companies. Because it is now putting more capital into companies, Langmack said it was quite natural the pension fund would use the influence that went with the shares.“However, we will not be asking for seats on the board,” he added.Contact with the companies’ management will generally take place behind the scenes, he said.“Of course, as an investor, it is in our interests that the value of a business not be damaged,” he said.For that reason, he said, it would often be a bad move to go to the media to criticise a decision made by a company it invested in.“Instead, we will typically take up contact directly with the company and give them our opinion,” he said.However, Langmack said PFA did intend to speak publicly at the AGMs of some of companies. “We will, from time to time, take the opportunity to put demanding and critical questions from the podium to the management of the companies,” he said.Langmack said he was currently working on speeches he and his portfolio managers would be delivering at the AGMs of a number of companies, but gave no specific details. read more