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first_img View Comments Victoria Clark She won a Tony for playing the mother of a girl with a developmental disability, and now Victoria Clark is hitting the big screen as the daughter of a woman with dementia. The Cinderella star appears opposite Oscar nominee Sally Kirkland in the film Archaeology of a Woman. From the looks of it, this movie has it all: Victoria Clark shouting in a ruffled tanktop. Victoria Clark getting it on with some young gent. Victoria Clark dramatically running through Grand Central. Victoria Cl…wait. Hold up. Was that Mary Testa?! Archaeology of a Woman, directed by Sharon Greytak, will premiere at New York’s Village East Cinema on September 12. Take a look at the trailer below.center_img Star Fileslast_img

first_imgWeek Ending October 25, 2008There were 1,190 new regular benefit claims for Unemployment Insurance last week, an increase of 389 from the week before. Altogether 6,905 new and continuing claims were filed, 363 more than a week ago and 2,009 more than a year earlier. In addition, the Department processed 1,161 claims for benefits under Emergency Unemployment Compensation, 2008, a decrease of 36 from last week.The Unemployment Weekly Report can be found at: is external)Previously released Unemployment Weekly Reports and other UI reports can be found at: is external)last_img

first_imgSometimes we venture out into nature to find solitude. To simply reflect on its beauty. To escape from noise, traffic and the constant interruptions from modern technology. Other times we feel the need to be surrounded by friends and family, though preferring a more scenic venue than our living rooms. Fortunately, there is a stretch of the Upper James River Water Trail for each of these experiences and plenty of others in between. Some river users prefer the sound of laughter instead songbirds. Paddling with a group of friends or family members is a great way to make memories and introduce kids to the beauty of nature. Scouts, church groups, family reunions and other gatherings flock to the Upper James for a leisurely float in kayaks, canoes and especially tubes. Photos courtesy of Upper James River Water Trail. The James River begins where the Jackson and Cowpasture Rivers merge near the town of Iron Gate. Overall, it’s a popular river for paddlers but as it meanders through northern Botetourt County, there are remote and rugged stretches where it’s quiet enough to hear leaves rustling in the breeze and birds calling to one another. The 13-mile stretch downriver from the Eagle Rock public access point is perhaps the least paddled section. This picturesque portion of the river offers a few rapids and stunning scenery. The Town of Buchanan is often thought of as a hub of activity on the James. If you start your journey there, within minutes of leaving the town limits you’ll find another stretch of river that feels remote and peaceful. Further downriver where the James flows into Rockbridge County, the stretch between Alpine and Glasgow features a seven mile stretch with virtually no signs of civilization. The Upper James River Water Trail is made up of approximately 64 miles of the James River in Botetourt and Rockbridge Counties plus about 10 miles of the Maury River, which merges into the James in the Town of Glasgow. If you assumed that roughly 74 miles of river offers a wide variety of sites, terrain and challenges, you’d be right. Photos courtesy of Upper James River Water Trail. The stretch from Springwood to Buchanan is especially popular with groups. When the river is at normal water level, it’s a relaxing and fun float. It’s roughly five miles and ends at a big sandy public access point in Buchanan where there is plenty of parking and some nice places to grab a meal and a cold drink. Social or solitary, there is a place for you on the Upper James River Water Trail. There are outfitters and guides ready to give you expert advice and offer a shuttle service so you can enjoy your ideal day on the James River. Plan your visit at www.upperjamesriverwatertrail.comlast_img read more

first_imgNovember 15, 2004 News and Notes News and Notes Joseph P. George, Jr., of The Law Offices of Joseph P. George, Jr., in Miami was elected vice chair of the Florida Substance Abuse and Mental Health Corporation. Ed Kinberg of the Dispute Resolution & Education Center, LLC, in Melbourne was selected to serve as a mediator for the Florida Mediation Program administered by the Collins Center for Public Policy. Kat Silverglate, Henry Latimer, and Nelson Slosbergas of Miami completed the diploma program in offshore e-Commerce law presented by the International Business Law Services and The Royal Society of Fellows. Barry Nelson of Nelson & Levine, P.A., in North Miami Beach presented “Current Trends & Traps in Estate Planning – Estate Planning and Asset Protection Techniques to Consider and Traps to Avoid,” at the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants 19th Annual Accounting Show in Ft. Lauderdale and at the United Way Endowment Professional Advisor Series Event in Miami. Marc John Randazza of Weston, Garrou & DeWitt in Altamonte Springs appeared on Fox News Live, debating the constitutional protection of online vote-pairing with a representative of Gerald I. Kornreich of Kornreich & Terraferma in Miami has been named co-chair of the 11th Judicial Circuit judicial nominating commission. Richard P. Cole of Cole, Scott & Kissane, P.A., was elected president of the Miami Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates. Howard D. Rosen of Donlevy-Rosen & Rosen in Coral Gables presented a seminar for the Seattle Estate Planning Council titled “Asset Protection Strategies.” Betty Eichelbaum of Coconut Creek, and Kimberly Gilmour and Bruce A. Blitman of Ft. Lauderdale presented a one-day “Conflict Resolution” training seminar to high school students participating in The Young Diplomats. Blitman was also selected to serve as a mediator in the Florida Department of Financial Services’ Mediation Program. Daryl D. Parks of Parks & Crump, LLC, in Tallahassee was elected chair of the Minority Caucus for the Association of Trial Lawyers of America for 2004-2005. Bruce Anderson of Roetzel & Andress was a featured panelist at the “Transfer of Development Rights Forum” for Florida real estate professionals. Charles H. Scruggs III of Tampa was presented with the 2004 Professionalism Award by the Family Law Inn of Tampa. Mike Yashko of Roetzel & Andress was appointed to the Board of Advisors of the Boston Cure Project for Multiple Sclerosis. Ellen C. Freidin of Akerman Senterfitt in Miami has been selected as a recipient for the Florida Region of the Anti-Defamation League’s 2004 Jurisprudence Award. John Paul Parks of Ducar, Lorona & Parks, P.C., was a speaker at the 24th annual Southern California Tax and Estate Planning Forum, held in San Diego. Parks presented a workshop on “Arizona 2004 Legislation Affecting Estate Planning, Trusts, Probate, Conservatorships, and Guardianships.” Stephen Iglesias of the Office of the Attorney General in Tampa has been certified as a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. David Pratt of Pratt & Bucher, LLP, spoke at the Greater Fort Lauderdale Tax Council meeting; his speech was entitled “The Anatomy of the New Federal Gift Tax Return, Including a Review of the Gift Tax Statute of Limitations, Gift Splitting Provisions and Proposed Regulations Regarding the Election out of the Automatic Allocation of Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax Exemption.” Pratt and Jennifer Zakin also spoke at the Boca Raton Tax Institute meeting. Additionally, Pratt spoke at the meeting of the Federal Tax Division of The Florida Bar Tax Section in Tampa; his topic was Family Limited Partnerships and Section 2036. José Astigarraga of Astigarraga Davis in Miami has been appointed to serve as a member of the London Court of International Arbitration. Stanley Kiszkiel of Stanley Kiszkiel, P.A., served as a panel member at the fall national conference of the National Association of ADA Coordinators on the issue of reasonable accommodation under the Americans With Disabilities Act Jana McConnaughhay of McConnaughhay, Duffy, Coonrod, Pope & Weaver, P.A., in Tallahassee was appointed as legislative chair for the Florida State Guardianship Association. Mark Eiglarsh of Robbins, Tunkey, Ross, Amsel, Raben Waxman & Eiglarsh, P.A., presented, “Rainmaking, The Course They Should Teach in Law School,” at St. Thomas University School of Law and the University of Miami School of Law. Kevin E. Packman of Nelson & Levine, P.A., in North Miami Beach spoke at the Professional Advisory Committee of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation. Packman’s topic was, “Florida’s Homestead Laws: Pitfalls and Traps for the Florida Practitioner.” V. James Dickson of Ruden McClosky in Ft. Lauderdale has been appointed chair of the Pinellas County School Readiness Coalition. Jeanette M. Flores of GrayRobinson in Tampa was elected to serve as president of the Commercial Real Estate Women of Tampa Bay for 2005. Patrick C. Barthet of The Barthet Firm in Miami published “Isn’t That My Money! Dealing with Claims of Preferential Transfers” in the October issue of The Construction Executive, the monthly journal of the Associated Builders and Contractors. Andrew Needle of Needle, Gallagher & Ellenberg, P.A., in Miami participated as a member of the Medical Malpractice and Product Liability Roundtable at the Center for Ethics and Public Service of the University of Miami Law School. Dennis J. Wall of Orlando published an article about “Insurance Expert Witnesses” in Coverage magazine, in conjunction with the Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee of the American Bar Association Litigation Section. November 15, 2004 News & Noteslast_img read more

first_imgThere is revolutionary transformation of commerce that is underway where the advent of mobile-enabled omnicommerce puts consumers in control of their own experiences. With this transformation, merchants are scrambling to find new ways to meet or exceed consumer expectations. According to a new research white paper, Customer Loyalty and the Transformation of Commerce, from CSCU and FIS and produced by Aite Group, the revolutionary transformation of commerce suggests new approaches and tools to increase consumer loyalty and incremental sales.The research findings include insights on how can you best deliver “right place, right time” loyalty messaging and how you can also increase average spend-per-transaction, the frequency of usage, and per-consumer profitability. The findings identify four types of loyalty and timely strategies for reaching members. In addition to the four loyalty types, this informative paper also covers the challenges of the current commerce environment; recommended approaches for delivering relevant, effective loyalty messages; and well-designed strategies that cut through the clutterUntil very recently, the merchant controlled the consumer experience, managing all aspects of the interaction. But, with the advent of mobile-enabled omnicommerce, consumers now control their own experiences, and merchants are feverishly working to find ways to meet or exceed consumer expectations. Loyalty and promotions remain as important parts of the continuum that provides merchants with a variety of different tools to address specific issues. continue reading » 20SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

first_imgDespite declaring an emergency status over the COVID-19 pandemic, Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan needs to step up his game to seriously contain the spread of the disease over concerns that the public may not follow the instructions issued by his office, experts are saying.Anies declared a state of emergency over the increasing numbers of COVID-19 patients in Jakarta on Friday. He urged everyone – including corporations, social organizations and religious groups – to take drastic action to prevent the spread of the disease during the state of emergency.Starting Monday, the city administration is closing all entertainment venues and offices for the next 14 days, calling for companies to arrange for their employees to work remotely. According to the gubernatorial decree he signed on Friday, the status could be extended depending on the situation. Trubus Rahadiansyah, the head of the Center of Public Policy Studies at Trisakti University, said that while he commended Anies for taking strict measures to halt the spread of the virus, he suggested that consequences or sanctions must also be imposed on residents and business entities failing to comply with the orders.“As long as there’s no sanction, or any consequence, for not obeying the administration’s orders, the policy will be useless,” he said on Saturday.He cited examples of instructions issued by Anies and President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo last week that called for residents to stay at home, but which led to crowds on public transportation as people still went to work.Trubus said the emergency status might resemble a soft lockdown since those orders corresponded to the “large-scale social restriction measures” as stipulated by Article 59 of the 2018 Health Quarantine Law. However, he said he failed to comprehend whether it could legitimately be called a soft lockdown since the government had not issued any derivative regulations from the law to define the “lockdown” itself.“Whether it was called a semi-lockdown or a soft lockdown, I think we can agree that the administration is currently imposing large-scale social restriction measures,” Trubus said.Trubus also said that residents and businesses would have a high chance of violating the orders since the administration had not allowed them to prepare for the instructions since everything was announced suddenly.The lower-level administrations, such as community units and neighborhood units, probably had not yet come to grips with the situation and properly disseminated information to their residents.Read also: COVID-19: Anies urges Jakartans to avoid traveling outside the city for three weeksA London-based business consulting group, the Economist Intelligence Unit, said in a recent report that aggressive containment policies in countries like Indonesia and the Philippines may have less effect than in some other countries. The group said that many families in the two countries often live together with older relatives. Moreover, millions of people in insecure work arrangements could also face a loss of income, which would force younger members of households to continue to go out to work, the group added.Bhima Yudhistira Adhinegara, an economist at the Institute for Development of Economics and Finance, echoed Trubus, saying that businesses in Jakarta would probably still require their employees to go to their offices while entertainment places would still operate because of the lack of preparation by the administration before announcing the orders.He said the instructions would burden businesses, especially entertainment places, since they would receive fewer profits during the emergency, while at the same time they were also required to pay recurring operating expenses, such as employee salaries, regional taxes and utility costs.“The administration was supposed to address those issues before announcing the policy. If businesses can’t handle their expenses, they might open their businesses again amid the emergency period,” he said.Bhima urged the administration to swiftly provide compensation so that businesses would comply with the instructions.For example, all businesses could be released from paying regional taxes for a certain period. The administration, he added, could also help them negotiate with banks to postpone the installment periods of their business loans, along with the interest. (glh)Topics : Jakarta has become the hardest hit province with nearly 70 percent of fatalities.Indonesia recorded 450 confirmed cases with 38 fatalities as of Saturday afternoon.The decision followed previous measures taken by the administration issued on March 13 when Anies announced that the city would close 14 tourist spots, schools and suspend the weekly Car Free Day.Read also: BREAKING: Jakarta declares COVID-19 emergency, urges offices to suspend operation for 14 dayslast_img read more

first_imgThe sheer amount of new regulation is giving European pension funds less room to manoeuvre, according to Barbara Rupf Bee, head of Global Client Group for the EMEA at Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management (DeAWM).Rupf Bee told IPE that pension fund trustees were now even less inclined to take risks that might lead to lower returns than they were before the financial crisis – “even if you take the low-interest-rate situation into account”.She added: “We went from the prudent-person principle to indecision due to the potential personal impact.”The overall increase in new regulation, she said, marked a “significant change” for the market that increased costs and “harmed” end investors. But she acknowledged that investors were now taking a “more informed” approach to their strategies in general, including passive and alternative investments in particular.As an example, she cited hedge funds, which gained “more transparency through UCITS structures” and offered an “indirect hedge” for many investors.“After the market downturns of recent weeks, we get a lot of clients asking how they can include short positions in their portfolios,” she said.But Rupf Bee stressed that hedge funds and other alternatives were no longer simply added to portfolios as individual asset classes.Instead, investors are now applying “alternative strategies to other investments” such as long/short equity positions or distressed debt.She pointed out that the shift away from fixed income had been relatively slow for institutional investors in Germany, where the bursting of the dotcom bubble is still “more present than with other investors”.German institutions, she said, “seem to prefer to allocate to real estate and private equity rather than increase their equity holdings”.Rupf Bee argued that, overall, investors were “much more aware of their individual portfolio’s risk structure” and looking for “real bespoke solutions” rather than investment approaches.“Asset managers are approached directly to offer these solutions individually for each client,” she said. She described this new client approach as “product agnostic”.According to her, investors are looking for modular solutions into which they can fit risk overlays and asset allocations.For smaller institutional investors, the multi-asset approach has become increasingly attractive, as they have “found it difficult to get asset timing right themselves”.last_img read more

first_imgYo Takatsuki, AXA IM’s head of ESG research and engagement, said: “Transition bonds would allow the quality of the green bond market to avoid being diluted by issuances where the environmental benefit of projects being financed is less clear.”He added: “We believe green bonds must remain a market which prioritises ambition, quality and integrity. It cannot be undermined by secondary concerns.“The creation of transition bonds will help maintain the level of quality of the green bond market while offering a source of financing for the other activities necessary for the technological and energy change that will perpetuate the advent of a low carbon world and economy.”Insight laments green bond ‘bolt-ons’ AXA IM’s call comes after Insight Investment, one of the UK’s largest fixed income managers, reported that many green bonds or other “impact” investments were not meeting its minimum standards for sustainability.In its 2019 responsible investment report it said 10 green bonds had fallen short of its basic expectations this year, up from one in 2018.There was a “pressing need” for greater alignment between the objectives of impact bonds and issuers’ strategic interests, it said.Too many impact bonds were “simply bolt-on sustainability programmes, quite separate to the ongoing activities of their issuers’ day to day businesses”, said Josh Kendall, senior ESG analyst at Insight Investment.“It prompts the question: how authentic are these bonds? We want to reach a point where there is no distinction between a bond’s impact objectives and its issuer’s core operational activities.” AXA Investment Managers has called for a new type of bond to help carbon-intensive companies move away from fossil fuels, a role it says the green bond market should not be asked to play.The €729.8bn asset manager said “transition bonds”, as it dubbed the proposed type of debt, were necessary for those companies that would struggle to credibly issue green bonds because they operated in greenhouse gas intensive industries or did not currently – and for the foreseeable future may not – have enough green assets to finance.It said that “transition bonds” would be used by companies solely to finance certain projects, such as carbon capture storage, co-generation plants or gas transport infrastructure that can be switched to lower carbon intensity fuels.They would help investors overcome “the major challenge of providing capital not just to companies which are already green, but to those which have ambitions to become so,” the asset manager said. According to AXA IM, the green bond market should not be called upon to facilitate this.last_img read more

first_imgOutside 104 Hawken Drive, St Lucia.Mortland & Co principal Karen Mortland said the market at St Lucia was “excellent”.“People are talking the market down but St Lucia is a very, very solid blue chip suburb,” Ms Mortland said.More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019“It always has been.” The house at 104 Hawken Drive, St Lucia, sold for $1.85 million.THE market in St Lucia continues to remain strong despite other whispers of negativity.The sale of 104 Hawken Drive supports that, garnering three written offers before selling for $1.85 million. One of the living areas.Ms Mortland said 36 groups inspected the property at open homes, and it was bought by a family.“They had been looking for a while and were really honing in on St Lucia,” she said.“They love the open-plan and the northeast aspect to the rear, as well as that they had a quiet backyard overlooking the pool.center_img The indoor area flows seamlessly outside through bi-fold doors.“But most of all, they love the area more than anything else.”St Lucia is popular for its closeness to popular schools such as Ironside State School, St Peter’s Lutheran College, and University of Queensland. According to CoreLogic data, the median house sale price St Lucia is $1,147,500.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p360p360p216p216pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenWhy location is everything in real estate01:59last_img read more

first_imgNZ Herald 21 Oct 2012There is upset in the nursing profession, where some nurses say their union is misrepresenting them on the issue of redefining marriage. The New Zealand Nurses Organisation, which speaks for over 46,000 health workers, is supporting changes to the marriage laws. But some members aren’t happy and have contacted lobby group Family First. Family First’s Bob McCoskrie said it seems the campaign is being driven by a few people at the top of the organisation. “I can’t see the connection between a nurses union and the definition of marriage. We think the union is misrepresenting its members and the members of the union who have contacted us (are) very annoyed about this (and) also feel that they’ve been misrepresented,” he said. He said the Nurses Organisation has a duty to represent its members accurately. “You’ve got to ask yourself the question, what is the connection between the definition of marriage and nursing? We’d say there’s not a direct connection and this is an issue outside of their authority to try and represent their members on.” read more