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Arnold Abramson, Adrian Bryan-Brown & Gene O’Donovan Will Receive Tony Honors

first_img View Comments The Tony Awards will award three Broadway industry stalwarts with the 2015 Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theater. This year’s honorees are scenic artist Arnold Abramson, theatrical publicist Adrian Bryan-Brown and technician Gene O’Donovan. The trio will accept their awards at a reception on June 1 prior to the June 7 telecast.Abramson has painted sets for over 600 Broadway productions. His many credits include the original production of The King and I, My Fair Lady, Sunday in the Park with George and 42nd Street. He retired in 2012.Bryan-Brown launched the press office Boneau/Bryan-Brown with Chris Boneau in 1991. The season, he has served as the chief press representative for Something Rotten, Gigi, The Audience, The Elephant Man, The Illusionists, Disgraced, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and Holler If Ya Hear Me. His wife, photographer Joan Marcus, received a Tony Honor last year.O’Donovan, through Aurora Productions, which he founded in 1993, has supervised over 200 Broadway productions as either production manager or technical supervisor. Current shows he has worked on include The Phantom of the Opera, The Book of Mormon and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.Nominations for the competitive Tony Award categories will be announced on April 28.last_img read more

Human trafficking bill signed into law

first_img30 July 2013 President Jacob Zuma has signed the Prevention and Combating of Trafficking in Persons Bill into law, giving South Africa, for the first time, a single statute that tackles human trafficking holistically and comprehensively. The new law provides for a maximum penalty of R100-million or life imprisonment or both in the case of a conviction. Spokesperson in the Presidency Mac Maharaj said on Monday that the legislative framework dealing with this issue had until now been fragmented. “For instance, the legislation dealing with sexual offences addresses the trafficking of persons for purposes of sexual exploitation only, while the Children’s Act addresses the trafficking of children specifically,” Maharaj said. Besides creating the main offence of trafficking in persons, the new legislation also creates offences such as debt bondage, possessing, destroying or tampering with travel documents, and using the services of victims of trafficking, all of which contribute to innocent persons becoming victims of this modern-day form of slavery. Maharaj warned that the penalties for these offences were appropriately severe, as a deterrent to would-be perpetrators. “The main offence of trafficking in persons, for instance, attracts a maximum penalty of R100-million or life imprisonment or both in the case of a conviction. Compensation is furthermore payable by the perpetrators to their victims.” In addition to creating very specific offences that have a bearing on trafficking in persons, Maharaj said the legislation also focused on the plight of the victims, providing them with protection and assistance to overcome their traumatic experiences. The new legislation gives effect to South Africa’s international obligations in terms of a United Nations Protocol. “While the legislation has been signed into law, its operationalization is dependent on regulations that are required to be made by a number of role-playing departments such as Home Affairs,” Maharaj noted. “This is receiving urgent attention, and the plan is to have the Act put into operation as soon as possible.” Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

Guy Kawasaki On Self-Publishing In The 21st Century [Video]

first_imgfredric paul See ReadWrite Mix: Guy Kawasaki Talks Apple, Google & The Book Business Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Tags:#books#ebooks#Entrepreneurs#ReadWrite Mix#ReadWrite Mix#social media Related Posts The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Last week, Guy Kawasaki joined us ReadWrite Editor-in-Chief Dan Lyons in San Francisco for the second ReadWrite Mix event, he shared the secrets of his new book: APE – Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur. In the following clips, Guy discusses his unique writing process and how to leverage social media for promotion. Learn how he secured, within an hour of publishing, a bevy of five-star reviews on Amazon. Hint: You gotta trust people. Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more

How Leaders Can Overcome The Leadership Gap, with Lolly Daskal – Episode #86

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Now Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 25:51 — 23.7MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSOne of the people who was incredibly generous and helpful to Anthony when he launched his book recently was a woman he had heard about but didn’t really know, Lolly Daskal. Lolly helped promote the book, wrote articles about it, and more – which shows a bit of the type of person she is. Lolly has a new book coming out, herself – The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness – and Anthony highly recommends that everyone grab a copy of it. What he loves most about Lolly’s book is that she artfully weaves together stories and data to show that every leader has “shadows” within themselves that inhibit their most effective leadership and that those who deal with those shadows wisely and well will rise to the levels of greatness they truly desire. You’ll enjoy this insightful conversation, so be sure to listen.How Great Leaders Overcome The Leadership Gap, with Lolly Daskal – Episode #86Click To TweetThe leadership gap is real. Great leaders will admit it and go to work on it.When Lolly Daskal talks about the “leadership gap” she’s referring to the things about each of us that hold us back from being the best leaders we can be. Saying a statement of that sort is asking for immediate resistance, but Lolly says that the leaders who really get the importance of what’s being said don’t push back, they embrace it as true and get to work on it. Find out how Lolly has outlined her thoughts through the use of 7 archetypes and what she says leaders today need to do in order to step into their greatness, on this episode of In The Arena.Confidence doesn’t come from affirmations, it comes from capabilities + competence.Every leader wants to lead from a place of confidence. Lolly Daskal says that what she’s discovered in her years of personal development and leadership consulting is that true confidence does NOT come from standing in front of the mirror each morning, telling yourself how great you are. Affirmations like that simply don’t work. The thing that fuels confidence is the combination of your capabilities and your competence, both of which can be and should be growing all the time. On this episode of In The Arena, Lolly uncovers what she’s discovered about how that growth process takes place in leaders who are diligent in dealing with what she calls, their “shadows.” It’s an intriguing and powerful conversation.Confidence doesn’t come from affirmations, it comes from capabilities + competenceClick To TweetGreat leaders are as great as the people they surround themselves with.One of the caricatures of leaders you often see is the bossy, know-it-all sort that can’t accept help or even admit it’s needed. Lolly Daskal says that a true leader is exactly the opposite. Great leaders are only great because they surround themselves with others who are great. They learn to make opportunity for and leverage the confidence and capabilities of those around them. As Lolly and Anthony chat about her new book, “The Leadership Gap,” you’ll get a glimpse into the things Lolly has discovered about great leaders and the way they deal with their own limitations, and how that approach enables them to become even greater.Who leaders are is more important than the what, how, when, and where.Many leaders think it is their role to provide their teams with the what, how, when, and where. But it’s really not. Who a leader is, is much more important than whether or not they have all the answers. It’s character-backed competence in leaders that inspires people to follow and serve up to the level of their potential, and Lolly Daskal has made a study of how that kind of leadership comes about – and what prevents it from being realized. You’ll learn a lot by listening to her conversation with Anthony on this episode of In The Arena.Who leaders are is more important than the what, how, when, and whereClick To TweetOutline of this great episode Anthony’s introduction to Lolly Daskal. What IS the leadership gap and how did Lolly discover it? The 7 archetypes Lolly has discovered. What is the imposter syndrome? Rituals can help you deal with the “shadow” parts of yourself. How Lolly came to understand that trying to fix people doesn’t work. Why is it so difficult for us to see the “shadows” about ourselves?Resources & Links mentioned in this episodewww.TheLeadershipGapBook.com – Lolly’s new bookhttps://www.lollydaskal.com/1101981350 The theme song “Into the Arena” is written and produced by Chris Sernel. You can find it on SoundcloudConnect with AnthonyWebsite: www.TheSalesBlog.comYoutube: www.Youtube.com/IannarinoFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/iannarinoTwitter: https://twitter.com/iannarinoGoogle Plus: https://plus.google.com/+SAnthonyIannarinoLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/iannarinoTweets you can use to share this episodeThe leadership gap is real. Great leaders will admit it and go to work on itClick To TweetGreat leaders are as great as the people they surround themselves withClick To TweetSubscribe toIn the ArenaApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsAndroidby EmailRSSOr subscribe with your favorite app by using the address belowlast_img read more

San Sebastian stays in Final Four race with humbling of Mapua

first_imgView comments San Sebastian immediately took control of the match building a 10-point lead, 31-20, at the end of the first quarter en route to the rout.Alfren Gayosa gave San Sebastian its biggest lead of the game at 88-64 going all the way to the rim with 3:30 left in the fourth.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“This game was all about team effort,” said Golden Stags head coach Egay Macaraya. “We had 21 assists, we had good looks from the three-point line, and the rebounds were there.”“The whole team wanted to win today and they showed heart, they showed we’re still here.” Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. The Golden Stags powered through the Cardinals futile inside defense, scoring 48 points in the paint while holding Mapua to just eight in the other end.San Sebastian also scored on 21 layups while allowing Mapua to only one.Jayson David ran rampant with 24 points to lead the Golden Stags while Gayosa and Alvin Capobres had 18 and 17 points, respectively.Christian Bunag put up a 13-point, 16-rebound double-double for Mapua, which is at a miserable 3-14 card.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Jordan says NBA superteams will create 28 ‘garbage’ teams—report Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Sebastian pushed its bid for the fourth spot in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball after pulling down Mapua, 97-70, Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The fifth-seeded Golden Stags stopped their three-game losing streak and improved to 8-9, tied with another Final Four-seeking team in Arellano. Both teams are half a game behind the no. 4 Letran.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Pamana’: Mausoleum caretaker cherishes humble work for family PLAY LIST 03:06‘Pamana’: Mausoleum caretaker cherishes humble work for family00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  LATEST STORIES BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight MOST READlast_img read more

Honda BR-V engine line-up revealed; launch on May 5

first_imgHonda Cars India, on Wednesday, revealed the engine line-up of their upcoming SUV, Honda BR-V at a media event. Honda BR-V will mark the company’s entry in the mid-range sports utility vehicle segment with the launch slated for May 5.After the success of the new Amaze in the market, Honda Cars India is hoping for a double digit growth this fiscal with the launch of the BR-V.ALSO READ:Dealers start taking bookings for Honda BR-V “As far as Honda is concerned, we should have a decent growth, hopefully a double-digit growth during the fiscal,” Honda Cars India Senior Vice-President (marketing and sales) Janeshwar Sen told PTI.The company had earlier set a target of selling 3 lakh units annually by 2016-17, but due to “challenging conditions” it is not sure if it would be able to achieve that.With the Creta, Duster, EcoSport raking in all the moolahs in the segment, Honda will be pinning all its hopes on the BR-V, as the new compact SUV will try to stir up the hornet’s nest by going against the Creta in the market.ALSO READ:Can Honda BR-V dislodge Hyundai Creta from top spot?However, the company remains optimistic with the success of the BR-V and are confident that the car will do wonders for Honda in India.This is what we know of the Honda BR-V as of yetEngine:The upcoming Honda BR-V will come with two engine options and three variants. A 1.5 litre, i-VTEC petrol engine, based on Honda City, will produce maximum power of 119PS and maximum torque of 145 Nm, mated to a six-speed manual and a CVT, along with the FWD function.advertisementMoreover, the company claims 15.4 km/l and 16 km/l (ARAI certified) mileage for the manual and CVT variants, respectively.ALSO READ:Honda Cars expects sales to grow in double digits with upcoming BR-VOn the other hand, a 1.5-liter i-DTEC diesel engine will produce peak power of 100PS and peak torque of 200 Nm, mated to six-speed manual gearbox.Moreover, the ARAI has given the Honda BR-V diesel an average of 21.9 km/l.Dimensions:The upcoming Honda BR-V will come with a wheelbase of 2662mm, and will be 4453mm in length, 1735mm in width and 1666mm in height along with a ground clearance of 210mm and a fuel capacity of 42 litres.Features:The upcoming 7-seater Honda BR-V will come loaded with features like dual airbags, ABS, Bluetooth telephony, audio streaming, automatic climate control, steering-mounted audio buttons, push button start, electrically foldable outside rear-view mirrors, LED light guides and 16-inch alloy wheels.ALSO READ: Honda Cars India to spice up the compact SUV segment with BR-V launchHowever, according to reports, the new Honda BR-V will not come with a touchscreen infotainment system, which will be a down side for the compact SUV.Competition:The new Honda BR-V will compete against the likes of Hyundai Creta, Renault Duster, Maruti S-Cross, Nissan Terrano and Ford EcoSport in the market.Price:ALSO READ: Honda tease new BR-V SUV; India launch soon Considering the prices of its rivals in the segment, Honda Cars India will have to price the new BR-V with a strategy. We expect the Honda BR-V to come between Rs 8 lakh (ex showroom, New Delhi) – Rs 12 lakh (ex showroom, New Delhi).last_img read more

a month agoMan Utd teen Greenwood doing extra work after training

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd teen Greenwood doing extra work after trainingby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United teenager Mason Greenwood has been doing extra work on the training pitch.Greenwood has been promoted into the first team by manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and the 17-year-old is making sure he stays there by impressing the Norwegian. The Sun says Greenwood has been spending 20 minutes extra to improve his finishing in and around the penalty area. He is also often the first to arrive for training and the last to leave as he continues to impress Solskjaer and his coaching staff. As well as scoring in the 1-1 draw with Rochdale, Greenwood also stepped up to slot home his spot-kick in the penalty shootout. last_img read more

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Lebanese minister presses for reforms after Moodys report

first_imgBEIRUT — Lebanon’s finance minister says that the Moody’s Investors Service report that downgraded the country’s status shows the urgency of forming a new Cabinet and implementing economic reforms.Ali Hassan Khalil’s comments Friday came a day after Moody’s changed Lebanon’s government issuer ratings outlook from stable to negative and assigned it the rating of B3.Lebanon’s economy has been under pressure for years from the war in neighbouring Syria, a debt of $85 billion equal to 150 per cent of its GDP and little growth.Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri has not been able to form a Cabinet since May’s parliamentary elections because of political disagreements.“The B3 rating reflects Moody’s assumption that a government will be formed in the near term and will implement some fiscal consolidation,” said Moody’s report.The Associated Presslast_img read more

Tommy Lakes Fire reassessed at just under 17000 hectares

first_imgThere are currently 90 firefighters, 7 helicopters, and 7 pieces of heavy equipment fighting the massive fire, and crews are primarily trying to establish machine guard and conduct controlled burning operations if conditions permit, in order to protect oil and gas infrastructure nearby. Crews are continuing to work at contain fire growth to the north of the North Nig Road and are building a guard west of the Tommy Lake Road towards the Beatton River. Sprinklers will be installed on the bridge at the 56 kilometre mark of the Tommy Lakes Forest Service Road. An area restriction remains in effect for the area surrounding the fire. The area restriction has been put in place to address public-safety concerns arising from the wildfire’s rate of spread and to avoid interference with fire control. The restriction will remain in place until noon on July 31st, or until the order is rescinded. Under this order and Section 11(2) of the Wildfire Act, a person must not remain in or enter the Tommy Lakes wildfire restricted area without prior written authorization of an official, designated for the purposes of the Wildfire Act, unless the person enters the area under the following circumstances only:travelling to or from his or her principal residence that is not under an evacuation order;using a highway as defined in the Transportation Act;travelling to or from an industrial activity or business location;travelling through or entering the area as a person acting in an official capacity; orthrough or entering the area for an approved purpose of supporting wildfire suppression activities.An evacuation order has also been issued by the Peace River Regional District due to the immediate danger posed by the fire. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The BC Wildfire Service is continuing its battle against the largest wildfire currently burning in this province, which is located about 150 kilometres northwest of Fort St. John.According to the latest update from the Wildfire Service, the Tommy Lake Fire is sitting at 16,954 hectares in size and is zero percent contained. An Incident Management Team has set up operations to spearhead efforts at battling the fire, which is currently burning in a northeasterly direction.  A map of the area that has been scorched by the Tommy Lake Wildfire. Photo by BC Wildfire Service A map of the area that has been scorched by the Tommy Lake Wildfire. Photo by BC Wildfire Service A map of the area that has been scorched by the Tommy Lake Wildfire. Photo by BC Wildfire Service A map of the area that has been scorched by the Tommy Lake Wildfire. Photo by BC Wildfire Service A map of the evacuation order near the Tommy Lakes Fire. Photo by BC Wildfire Service. A map of the evacuation order near the Tommy Lakes Fire. Photo by BC Wildfire Service. The evacuation area starts at the junction of the Beatton Airport Road, Birch Road and Two Creeks Road, following north along the Beatton Airport Road and ending at the bridge on the Beatton River; then SE along the Beatton River stopping at Two Creeks road near the Beatton River; and SW along the Two Creeks Road returning to the junction of the Beatton Airport Road, Birch Road and Two Creeks Road. A reception centre for evacuees has been set up at the Pomeroy Sports Centre located at 9324 96 Street, Fort St. John.last_img read more