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Watch Inishmaan’s Daniel Radcliffe on Broadway Love & Tony Snubs

first_imgThe Cripple of Inishmaan headliner Daniel Radcliffe stopped by CBS This Morning to discuss everything from Gary Oldman’s nudity advice to his adoration for Broadway. “You guys have the most bustling, exciting, theater district in the world,” Radcliffe says. While the Tony nominating committee may not have recognized his acclaimed performance for a third time this season, Radcliffe keeps his head up, assuring us, “it’s not going to stop me from coming back.” And while he may be known for playing a certain boy wizard, the Broadway.com Audience Choice Award winner seems to be keeping his eye on the stage: “As much as Potter was responsible for the first part of my career, I do think Broadway can take a lot of credit for the next.” Take a look at his interview below! Star Files View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on July 20, 2014 Related Shows The Cripple of Inishmaan Daniel Radcliffelast_img read more

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Referral marketing statistics don’t lie

first_img 5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr At RewardStream, we have repeatedly highlighted referral marketing as one of the most successful of all marketing methods—if not the most successful. With a small cost to the marketer and a high potential for reward, referral marketing can deliver one of the highest returns on investment by leveraging your most loyal customers to become active brand evangelists.If you are like most marketers, though, you want to see the statistics behind referral marketing before you launch a program of your own. With that thought in mind, we have compiled a variety of statistics and research from reputable sources into one comprehensive rundown of the benefits of referral marketing. These numbers don’t just show that referral marketing is successful, but they also give an explanation for why it is successful.The Power of ReferralsIn 2013, Nielsen published a report called “Under the Influence: Customer Trust in Advertising.” The study wasn’t focused singularly on referral marketing, but many of the findings provided compelling evidence that referral marketing is indeed among the most powerful forms of marketing. The question that the study was asking was a fairly straightforward one: which types of advertising are people most likely to trust. Nielsen surveyed an undisclosed number of “global respondents” from 58 countries to find the answer. What topped the list? “Recommendations from people I know,” with an 84% trust rate. continue reading »last_img read more

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Compliance: 2020 thresholds for higher-priced mortgages, Regs Z, M

first_imgThe Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and other federal agencies have announced thresholds for certain regulations for 2020. This includes for higher-priced mortgage loans made during calendar year 2020 and Regulations Z and M for consumer credit and lease transactions.The threshold for exempting loans from special appraisal requirements for higher-priced mortgage loans during 2020 will increase to $27,200 in 2020, up from $26,700, effective Jan. 1. This is based on the annual percentage increase in the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) as of June 1, 2019.The CPI-W also determines the dollar thresholds for determine exempt consumer credit and lease transactions under Regulation Z (which regulates the Truth in Lending Act) and Regulation M (which regulates the Consumer Leasing Act). continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Are you proud of your credit union?

first_imgPride in their job and pride for your credit union is something you unequivocally expect from your employees.  You want them to be loyal.  You want them to be excited about the credit union and share it with anyone and everyone.But I am going to ask you a hard question right now.  Are you, the leader of the credit union, as equally excited to share your credit union with the members who want and need you?Let’s say you are at a restaurant enjoying a meal with your spouse (and you’re the CEO of your credit union), and the waiter is asking what you do for a living.  You say, “I work for a bank.”The waiter, working at this restaurant to subsidize his income because he is an entrepreneur at his growing company, is hustling to build a better life for himself and his family.  He begins asking if you do small business loans.Not even looking him in the eye, you say “you have to qualify for membership and we don’t work with very many businesses,” trying to end the interaction.Serving people in any industry isn’t always convenient and on your timeline.  Peoples’ financial needs are always on their mind…not just when the credit union is open.  They may not be the “ideal member” you have in your mind.  They may have more than one job to support their family.  They may be drowning in debt or they may be recovering from a big financial tragedy and are starting to fight their way back.I will end with a second hard question: If you were a fly on the wall at the restaurant witnessing that conversation between the waiter and one of your employees, would you be upset with them?  Would you see the pride for your credit union that you expect them to have?Pride, enthusiasm, inspiration, and excitement are all attributes that can and should be developed daily among employees at all levels.  Credit unions continue to have the best brand story of any industry (yes I may be biased) because credit unions do all of the things that members need and want but they do it with fewer financial and human resources.  Which means you work harder.Why do you work harder?  Because you have a heart for the mission of your credit union.  And how should that work make you feel?  Proud. 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Amanda Thomas Amanda is founder and president of TwoScore, a firm that channels her passion for the credit union mission and people to help credit unions under $100 million in assets reach … Web: www.twoscore.com Detailslast_img read more

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Local meteorologist travels to Australia to help aid effort fighting fires

first_img“I’ve been dispatched to United States wildfires occasionally throughout most of my National Weather Service career and so I was approached about going and I feel like I really couldn’t turn down this offer to help,” said Pellerito. “I hope I’m making my country, and my children, and my family proud in being a small part of helping with something much bigger than ourselves,” said Pellerito. Being there first-hand, Mark has seen the hardships the Australian people have faced. “Before I came down here to Australia, the largest fire I’ve personally dealt with was about a quarter million acres. There are many, many of those here. One of them is well over a million acres,” said Pellerito. Along with Australian forecasters, and several others from the US, they get to work right away each day. “We get right to work tailoring a detailed forecast for each fire that we’re assigned. We also have to identify what is the most important, very few things that need to be very clearly communicated for each fire. Wind shifts, extreme fire danger,” said Pellerito. Though he missed the holidays with his family, it makes him feel honored to be able to help. (WBNG) — After another year of intense heat and drought, Australian officials expected quite a fire season this year. Once the blazes started, they called for the help of experienced fire weather forecasters like Mark Pellerito. Even in his extensive experience, Mark has never seen fires as massive as this. “The smoke is everywhere, the news is everywhere. You find out of another firefighter death and you’re just, you feel, you know, at times a little bit paralyzed mentally with this. You’re just like, oh my gosh, this is crazy,” said Pellerito. No doubt, we’d say you have Mark.last_img read more

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COVID-19: The latest in Delaware County

first_imgTotal positive cases: 6 (3 transferred)In mandatory isolation: 4In precautionary quarantine: 5In mandatory quarantine: 13Total tested: 101Negative test results: 77Pending test results: 15 As of Friday, March 27, Delaware County released the following information: For more coronavirus coverage, click here. DELAWARE COUNTY N.Y. (WBNG) — The Delaware County Health Department confirmed six positive cases of the coronavirus on Friday. Check the Delaware County Health Department website for updates.last_img

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Manoora homes snapped up quickly as investors see value for money

first_img9 Silkwood Cl, Manoora.A NEAT Manoora home that was snapped up in a fortnight for under $300,000 highlights growing investor interest in the western Cairns suburb.Data released by realestate.com.au shows the fastest-selling suburbs nationwide during the six months to February 28.Manoora tops the list for Cairns houses, with properties staying on the market for an average of 58 days.The data is based on the number of days properties are advertised on realestate.com.au.A three-bedroom home on Silkwood Cl, Manoora, was sold last December by RE/MAX Cairns for $293,000.“We had it under contract within two weeks, it was picked up by a local investor,” said selling agent Ray Murphy.More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms3 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns3 days ago“It all comes back to pricing; if properties are well priced they will be far more likely to sell.“Manoora is a very affordable suburb close to the city; some of its areas are good while others don’t have the best reputation.“The suburb caters for first homeowners, growing families and investors.“There have been great turnouts at open homes and auctions in Manoora, mainly because it’s just so affordable and attractive for investors.” Manoora is followed by Kanimbla (60 days), Redlynch (63) and Bayview Heights (65).Mr Murphy said Kanimbla and Bayview Heights appealed to a “very different market”.“These are areas that mainly cater for families, with a lot of the sales driven by emotion,” he said. When it comes to unit sales, Parramatta Park tops the list with an average of 42 days on the market. Trailing the inner-city suburb are Edge Hill (43 days) and Bungalow (48).last_img read more

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Light metro strategy approved

first_imgTHE MUNICIPAL government in Napoli has announced plans to develop an 86 km light metro network by 2011, with the aim of removing 200000 car journeys per day from the city streets. Replacing proposals to expand the heavy metro (DM96 p55), the 5500bn lire programme will be implemented in two phases.The municipality has already raised 80% of the funding for the 2200bn lire first phase, which will see the creation of a 53 km five-line network by 2001. Incorporating 45 km of existing local railway alignments, this will serve 68 stations. At the same time, ANM’s four surviving tram routes will be modernised.The city is seeking 1500bn lire of government funding towards the 3300bn lire second phase, on which work is due to start next year. This would add a further 3 lines with a total route length of 33 km and another 28 stations. One of the new routes will incorporate the part-completed ’rapid tramway’ but with some alignment changes. Two more tram routes are planned, and two funiculars. olast_img read more

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Irish reserve fund suffers losses from bank shares, boosts corporate bonds

first_imgIreland’s National Pension Reserve Fund (NPRF) has seen its overall value fall over the course of the second quarter after the share price for one of its two major bank holdings declined.The sovereign fund, which will soon see its assets transferred to the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF), said overall portfolio performance for the three months to 30 June was -0.6%, despite the discretionary portfolio returning 2%.However, it incurred losses from the directed portfolio, comprising holdings in Allied Irish Banks (AIB) and Bank of Ireland, after AIB’s ordinary shares fell to €0.01252 by the end of the quarter.The 1.9% investment loss saw the directed portfolio valued just €13.1bn at the end of June, down from €13.3bn at the end of March and stable with its value at the end of 2013. The portfolio update also showed the NPRF Commission had increased the fund’s exposure to euro-zone corporate bonds, seemingly diverting some of its €2.7bn in cash holdings at the end of March to the corporate bond portfolio.While cash holdings fell by €302m over the course of the month, the corporate portfolio increased to account for more than 18% of the €7bn discretionary portfolio, up from 12.6% three months prior.  There had otherwise been little material change to the fund’s holdings – the most significant outside of the boost to corporate debt a reduction in equity put options from €50m to just €18m.The Irish Parliament is currently debating legislation that would allow for the transfer of the €20.1bn NPRF’s assets to the proposed ISIF, billed as a sovereign development fund meant to boost growth and employment in the country.last_img read more

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UK think tank suggests lead regulator for DC funds over merger

first_imgThe UK should consider allowing a single regulator to take the lead on defined contribution (DC) regulation but not pursue a merger of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) with The Pensions Regulator (TPR).The Pensions Policy Institute (PPI) said it was unclear whether there would be benefits to the launch of a single regulator, rather than having trust-based schemes overseen by TPR and contract-based arrangements supervised by the FCA. However, it questioned why TPR had, in contrast to the FCA, no duty to protect the overall integrity of the pensions market and said that, in absence of a single regulator, one of the two bodies should be asked to lead on matters of pension regulation.Melissa Echalier, senior policy researcher at the PPI, noted that comparing the two regulatory regimes was difficult, as they were for types of provision that had developed over many years. “However, the implementation of automatic enrolment in which trust and contract-based pensions have been used for similar groups brings into contrast the two regulatory regimes, and it is clear they both have strengths that could helpfully be used by the other regulator,” she added.The PPI said the FCA’s focus on preventing adverse events was “valuable” when there were new and emerging priorities within the market, pointing to the growing importance of master trusts.The FCA’s current approach to authorisation and monitoring of companies is stricter than the rules applied to master trusts, regulated by TPR, the PPR noted, with interviewees contributing to the report warning that the lack of supervision risks leading to poorer outcomes for savers if a master trust is forced to wind up.The concerns around entry requirements for master trusts have not gone unnoticed by TPR.Its chief executive Lesley Titcomb recently hinted that the Master Trust Assurance Framework – so far only completed by four schemes – could be made mandatory for all providers.The acceptance by those interviewed by the PPI that merging regulators would not be “straightforward” echoes concerns by the government, with former pensions minister Steve Webb saying a single regulator was not one of his concerns.New pensions minister Ros Altmann has stood by remarks from both her predecessor Webb and Treasury ministers that the government was not considering further change.,WebsitesWe are not responsible for the content of external sitesLink to PPI report comparing regulatory regimes for DClast_img read more