Is Stephen Daldry Frozen’s New Director?

first_imgStephen Daldry(Photo: Bruce Glikas) After a creative team shakeup, Frozen might just receive a jolt of “electricity.” Billy Elliot Tony winner Stephen Daldry is in talks to replace Alex Timbers as the director of the Broadway-bound Disney musical, according to the New York Post. A spokesperson?for Disney Theatrical Productions declined to comment.Disney confirmed Timbers’ departure from the project on August 4. “Though we have chosen to go in another direction with this role,” Disney Theatrical?President and Producer Thomas Schumacher said in a statement, “we are committed to seeing Frozen’s tremendous theatrical potential brought to life onstage.”The show is currently scheduled to make its world premiere in August 2017 at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts followed by a New York bow in spring 2018. The New York Post has previously reported that the musical would play the St. James Theatre—the current home of Something Rotten!. Jujamcyn Theatres recently announced renovations to the St. James to expand the back wall.Daldry won Tony Awards for directing Billy Elliot and An Inspector Calls; he was also nominated in 2015 for Skylight. Among his many?additional credits are?The Audience and Via Dolorosa on stage and Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, The Readers and The Hours on screen. Daldry is also attached to the forthcoming big screen adaptation of Wicked.The stage adaptation of the Disney blockbuster will feature the beloved tunes (and several new ones) by married songwriting duo Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez and a book by screenwriter Jennifer Lee. According to a recent Equity casting notice, Tony winner Christopher Gattelli will choreograph, filling in for the previously reported Peter Darling. Frozen View Commentscenter_img Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on March 11, 2020last_img read more

ReNew IPO a Clear Indicator of India’s Growing Renewables Sector

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Quartz:The first initial public offering (IPO) in India from the booming renewable energy sector is here.ReNew Power, India’s largest renewable energy producer, is looking to raise Rs2,600 crore ($390 million) through its first public share sale. The move comes just a month after ReNew sealed India’s biggest renewable energy deal when it acquired New Delhi-based Ostro Energy for around $1.5 billion.The company intends to utilize the funds from the share sale to acquire companies and repay loans of certain subsidiaries, among other things. The IPO will comprise a fresh issue of shares worth Rs 2,600 crore, while existing shareholders, including Global Environment Fund, Green Rock Energy and GS Wyvern Holdings, an investment arm of Goldman Sachs, will sell some of their equity.Founded by Sumant Sinha, a former Wall Street banker, ReNew currently has an installed capacity of over 5,800 megawatts (MW) across wind and solar power plants. The seven-year-old company is backed by Goldmans Sachs, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, among other investors, and is valued at around $2 billion.While New Delhi-based solar power producer Azure Power went public in 2016 and listed on the New York Stock Exchange, ReNew’s will be the first public issue by a homegrown clean energy company on the Indian bourses.The success or failure of ReNew Power’s IPO will also be a benchmark for the rest of the sector. “(The) renewables sector has reached an inflection point now,” said Amit Kumar, a partner at consulting firm PwC, who focuses on the clean energy sector. A successful IPO from ReNew could give other Indian renewable energy players the confidence to raise funds from the Indian market, Kumar added.More: India’s Largest Renewable Power Company Is Set To Go Public ReNew IPO a Clear Indicator of India’s Growing Renewables Sectorlast_img read more

LIRR Service Restored Between Jamaica and Penn

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Long Island Rail Road train service has been restored following an earlier suspension in both directions between Jamaica and Penn stations due “signal trouble” east of the East River tunnels Monday morning, according to the MTA.The LIRR alerted riders that service was “temporarily suspended” when the problem arose shortly before 10 a.m., just after the end of the westbound morning rush-hour commute. Several westbound trains were canceled, delayed or rerouted to Brooklyn amid the resulting congestion.The first eastbound and westbound trains to and from Penn were scheduled to leave shortly after noon.NYC Transit had been cross-honoring LIRR fares for the E train at Jamaica, Woodside, and Penn Station, the rail road said. The same goes for the 2 and 3 trains at Atlantic Terminal and Penn Station as well as the 7 train at Woodside Station.last_img read more

Long Island Snow Storm Upgraded, up to 16 Inches Possible

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The National Weather Service upgraded Thursday’s winter storm and said forecasters predict snowfall amounts of up to 14 inches. (Photo credit: National Weather Service satellite image)Meteorologists at the National Weather Service upgraded the winter storm pounding Long Island Thursday and are now forecasting up to 16 inches of snowfall throughout the day.That’s in addition to a mix of rain and sleet that is expected to taper off to light rain and drizzle through the early afternoon, before changing back to snow tonight.Forecasters said northern Nassau County could see 10 to 16 inches of snow, while other areas of the Island may get blanketed with 8 to 14 inches.Already, LI has seen up to 9 inches of snow in some areas, according to the weather service.Sustained winds of 25 to 35 mph and gusts as high as 45 mph can also cause visibility issues for drivers.The agency released a statement at 11:30 a.m. that said “snowfall will make travel treacherous.” The weather service warned that heavy snow will likely bring down tree limbs and power lines, possibly causing outages.As of 11:47 a.m, PSEG Long Island’s website reported that 565 customers were in the dark.A winter storm warning remains in effect until 6 a.m.Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a conference call with reporters Thursday morning that he issued a state of emergency for Long Island due to the prolonged storm. He also noted that officials were preparing for a second cycle of snowfall, and advised residents not to be fooled by periods of rain.The weather service also issued a high surf advisory until 6 p.m. Friday. The agency said the South Shore of LI can expect minor beach erosion and coastal flooding during times of high tide Thursday evening and Friday morning.last_img read more

Suffolk Officer Hurt by Carjacking Suspect Released from Hospital

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Suffolk County police officer who was critically injured by an alleged carjacker who struck him while fleeing a traffic stop last month was released from Stony Brook University Hospital on Friday.Officer Nicholas Guerrero, 36, had been recovering since undergoing a neurosurgical procedure in the Neurosurgical Intensive Care Unit a day after the incident, police have said.Guerrero and his partner had stopped a Ford Explorer that had been reported stolen from Commack when the driver, 34-year-old Chad Morizsan of Northport, allegedly fled the scene, hitting the two officers while they tried to talk to the suspects on Partridge Lane in Huntington at 11 a.m. Sept. 22, authorities have said.Guerrero was then airlifted to the hospital with serious head injuries. Fellow police officers were on hand to support the officer as he was released from hospital.After fleeing, Morizsan allegedly stole gas from a gas station moments later, was involved in a hit-and-run with another vehicle while fleeing the gas station and then carjacked a woman in Commack, according to investigators.Morizsan and his alleged accomplice and passenger, 22-year-old Nicholas Franzone, also of Northport, were apprehended shortly later inside Target in Central Islip, where they were trying to buy a TV with a credit card stolen from the carjacking victim, prosecuitors have said.Morizsan and Franzone pleaded not guilty last week at Suffolk County court after a grand jury indicted them on upgraded charges of assaulting a police officer, grand larceny, conspiracy, robbery, leaving the scene of an accident and other counts.Judge Fernando Camacho set bail for Morizsan at $3 million cash or $30 million bond. Bail for Franzone was set at $300,000 cash or $900,000 bond. They are due back in court Nov. 5.last_img read more

Is your credit union an ‘a’ brand or a ‘the’ brand?

first_img 66SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Mark Arnold Mark Arnold is an acclaimed speaker, brand expert and strategic planner helping businesses such as credit unions and banks achieve their goals with strategic marketing insights and energized training. Mark … Web: Details As a native Texan, there are a lot of things I get excited about. High school football, good BBQ and the oil and gas industry are among them. Also high on my list are the Dallas Cowboys and my favorite soft drink – Dr Pepper (yes, you read that right – there is no “.” after the Dr in “Dr Pepper”).I noticed this year that Dr Peppper is “An Official Soft Drink of the Cowboys,” not “The Official Soft Drink of the Cowboys.”Again, you read that correctly. “An” official soft drink of the Cowboys. Not “the” official soft drink of the Cowboys.Of course, I wasn’t privy to all the closed-door bigwig marketing meetings where this decision was made. It just seems odd and, well, self-deprecating to the Dr Pepper brand. It’s a lot like saying in high school that you are “an official date of the homecoming queen” as opposed to “the one and only date of the homecoming queen.” Sure, it’s great you’re going out with her – but wouldn’t it be a lot cooler and offer a lot more personal brand cred if you were the only guy she was going to the game and dance with?This seems to be the case with Dr Pepper. They are not the official drink of the Dallas Cowboys – only an official drink. And what’s the value in that? It doesn’t seem to promote the integrity of the Dr Pepper brand.Would you want this for your credit union’s brand?For example, would you promote your credit union as “one of the many financial institutions spending a lot of marketing dollars trying to capture consumer business?” Or would you prefer a more brand-friendly approach such as “the tri-county area’s best option for great service and competitive rates?”The very essence of branding is setting yourself apart from the competition. You want to be the singular “the” for your members – not the broad and generic “an” when it comes to financial products and services options. Your entire credit union staff, from the Board of Directors and C-Suite executives to the front line and back office must make it part of their personal daily mission to promote the brand as the best possible choice for consumers in your area.Anything less than that seems anemic and, frankly, a waste of time and money.While I’m sure plenty of people will still drink Dr Pepper (myself included) and watch the Dallas Cowboys (again, myself included), relegating yourself to one option in a sea of many (and presumably paying a great deal of money to put that message on an aluminum can) seems lame and self-defeating.In high school, I was blessed enough to be my wife’s only date to homecoming (yes, I married my high school sweatheart). I’m not sure how I might’ve felt if there had been four or five other guys in the limousine as “a group of the official guys taking this beautiful young lady to the game and dance tonight.” For my ego and brand dollar, go big and get the singular sponsorship – or stay home and play video games.last_img read more

5 easy mistakes to make and how to avoid making them

first_imgWe all make mistakes – it is part of being human. However, it is how we recognize and handle our errors that can separate good leaders from really great leaders.Marcel Schwantes, principal and founder of Leadership From the Core, writes in a recent post that there are a “few prevalent leadership mistakes that even the best and smartest leaders tend to make,” including:– The mistake of not giving employees a listening ear. Those leaders that really listen to their employees build trust and make them feel a part of the culture and workplace “family.”– The mistake of not giving employees enough information. It is important to keep our employees in the loop when there are changes happening. This will help overall morale – even if the changes taking place aren’t the best news.– The mistake of not coaching their employees. Just like top athletes have a coach, employees should have good managers. continue reading ? 17SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Governor Wolf Affirms Commitment to Pennsylvania’s Tech Sector, Approves Funding for 255 Technology Businesses and Entrepreneurs

first_img December 18, 2018 Economy, ?Infrastructure, ?Innovation, ?Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of Keystone Innovation Zone (KIZ) tax credits for 255 early-stage technology companies to encourage entrepreneurship in and around Pennsylvania’s colleges and universities.“Every day, Pennsylvania’s tech sector is growing stronger,” Governor Wolf said. “Our role at the state level is to help foster that growth. By supporting our tech entrepreneurs, we’re creating jobs, enabling business growth, and making Pennsylvania a national and global leader in innovation.”The KIZ program provides young Pennsylvania companies with vital working capital to meet critical needs, including covering capital expenditures, workforce expansion, operational expenses, and making companies more attractive to venture investment.The program provides tax credits for companies that have been in operation for less than eight years, whose gross revenues have increased over the previous year, are located in a Keystone Innovation Zone, and are operating within a targeted industry sector such as information technology or advanced manufacturing/diversified materials. When combined with other tools for entrepreneurs like Governor Wolf’s PA Business One-Stop Shop and the Ben Franklin Technology Partners, KIZs are one component of a broad spectrum of resources available for small and emerging technology companies.An example of a company that has benefitted from the KIZ program is Soltech Solutions, a producer of the world’s first LED grow light made for interior design. The KIZ program enabled the founders of the company to purchase crucial equipment, speed up their operations, and form strong partnerships with local colleges and universities.A full list of approved Keystone Innovation Zone companies?totaling just under $15 million in tax credits, as well as more information about the Keystone Innovation Zone Program, a map of the zones, and highlights of past awardees’ success stories, can be found on the DCED website. SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img Governor Wolf Affirms Commitment to Pennsylvania’s Tech Sector, Approves Funding for 255 Technology Businesses and Entrepreneurslast_img read more

Governor Wolf: Expansion of Clearly Clean Products, LLC Will Create More Than 125 Jobs in Schuylkill County

first_imgGovernor Wolf: Expansion of Clearly Clean Products, LLC Will Create More Than 125 Jobs in Schuylkill County March 28, 2019 Economy, ?Jobs That Pay, ?Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Clearly Clean Products, LLC, a manufacturer of recyclable plastic trays for retail food products, will expand its presence in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. The project, supported through state funding, is expected to create more than 125 jobs in the region.“Clearly Clean’s expansion in Schuylkill County is great news for the workers and their families in the region,” Governor Wolf said. “This administration is committed to supporting manufacturing projects that create jobs and boost the local economy. I commend Clearly Clean for recognizing the benefits of Pennsylvania and choosing to expand its presence here.”The project includes the purchase and renovation of an 80,000-square-foot building in Frackville that will be used as a thermoforming plant and warehouse for the company’s finished products. Following the establishment of this facility, Clearly Clean plans to build a 45,000-square-foot production and engineering facility next to its current facility in Orwigsburg. The company plans to invest more than $10 million into the project, which is expected to create more than 125 new, full-time jobs over the next three years.“We are excited that companies are realizing the benefits of Clearly Clean’s patented smooth-edged recyclable trays, which are three times the strength of polystyrene, are environmentally friendly, and help mitigate leaks,” said Millard Wallace, a managing partner at Clearly Clean. “We are also excited that this strong demand allows us to bring additional economic opportunities to Schuylkill County. Clearly Clean is rapidly expanding and has been hiring for practically every position, from lawyers to engineers and production line workers. We are so grateful to the Governor’s Action Team and SEDCO for their support.”“Clearly Clean’s trays are the wave of the future, and I’m thrilled that Schuylkill County will reap benefits from this environmentally friendly innovation,” said state Rep. Neal P. Goodman, D-Schuylkill. “Clearly Clean and Governor Wolf’s Action Team are making significant investments in Schuylkill County, and these 125 new jobs will boost our economy. I am thankful to all the parties that worked together on this project.”Clearly Clean received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development for a $350,000 Pennsylvania First grant and $252,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits to be distributed upon the creation of new jobs. The company was also encouraged to apply for a $3 million low-interest loan through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority. The project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team, an experienced group of economic development professionals who report directly to the governor and work with businesses that are considering locating or expanding in Pennsylvania, with additional coordination through Schuylkill Economic Development Corporation (SEDCO).“The Clearly Clean project is another example of the close coordination of the public and private sector involvement required to encourage this type of investment in not just one, but two Schuylkill County communities,” said David Snyder, chairman of SEDCO. “All efforts were made to obtain a positive decision by the company to grow their business locally with the full support of the Borough of Orwigsburg and the Governor’s Action Team.”Founded in 2008, Clearly Clean Products, LLC is a manufacturer of 100 percent recyclable food trays. The company focuses on eco-friendly products and manufactures smooth-edged overwrap trays called the Roll-Over Wrap tray. It also produces MAP trays and smooth-edge MAP trays with a peelable barrier layer, multi-peelable layer packaging for food and retail, paint trays with peel-away liners, and recyclable barrier rollstock – many for which the company owns the world’s only patent. Clearly Clean Products is dedicated to high-quality, innovative products that are environmentally friendly and made in America.For more information about the Governor’s Action Team or DCED, visit SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more