Broadway Grosses: Audiences Can’t Get Enough of Daniel Radcliffe, Cherry Jones & Bobby Cannavale; That’s a Fact

first_img Related Shows View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 13, 2019 The Lifespan of a Fact This past week, Broadway crowds were treated to the opening of a world premiere play led by a trio of beloved stars. Daniel Radcliffe, Cherry Jones and Bobby Cannavale star in The Lifespan of a Fact, a raved-about new work which has theatergoers packing in to Studio 54. In the week of opening, even while accommodating first-night press, the show’s gross went up to $808,088.00, with attendance also growing to 93.30%. The Lifespan of a Fact plays Broadway for a limited engagement through January 13, 2019, so now couldn’t be a better time to make plans to see the new work for yourself.Here’s a look at who was on top—and who was not—for the week ending October 21.FRONTRUNNERS (By Gross)1. Hamilton ($3,248,164.00)2. Springsteen on Broadway ($2,414,700.00)*3. The Lion King ($2,216,979.00)4. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child ($2,090,857.00)5. Wicked ($1,704,955.00)UNDERDOGS (By Gross)5. The Waverly Gallery ($393,429.50)4. The Play That Goes Wrong ($322,549.16)3. Torch Song ($258,729.60)2. Head Over Heels ($251,815.00)1. The Nap ($210,366.20)FRONTRUNNERS (By Capacity)1. The Book of Mormon (104.04%)2. Come From Away (101.97%)3. Hamilton (101.78%)4. Dear Evan Hansen  (101.44%)5. Springsteen on Broadway (100.00%)*UNDERDOGS (By Capacity)5. Kinky Boots (72.58%)3. School of Rock (71.32%)4. The Nap (69.17%)2. Summer: The Donna Summer Musical (59.05%)1. Head Over Heels (49.95%)*Number based on five performancesSource: The Broadway Leaguelast_img read more

Lenexa approves preliminary plans for new QuikTrip at 87th near I-35, U.S. 69 interchange

first_imgThe Lenexa city council Tuesday unanimously approved a preliminary plan for a new QuikTrip on 87th Street Parkway just east of I-35 and U.S. 69 highway.Located on the northeast corner of 87th and Nieman, at 11200 W. 87th St. Parkway, the site was a former Perkins Restaurant & Bakery. QuikTrip plans to build a 5,000 square foot convenience store and gas station with eight pumps and 16 fueling stations.QuikTrip requested deviations to building and parking lot setbacks along the east and west property lines. Lenexa city staff agreed to the deviations because the property is surrounded by right-of-way from the Kansas Department of Transportation.QuikTrip plans to improve the setback area by increasing plantings along the property’s edge and adding an ornamental metal fence along 87th.Mayor Mike Boehm said these deviations are “huge” compared to what the city would normally allow; however, he considers QuikTrip to be a “fabulous use” and other city leaders and staff recognize the site is difficult to redevelop.“We’re shoehorning a great project into a very unique site, and in no way should this be construed as setting a precedent for anybody else anywhere else in this community with these types of setbacks,” Bohem said. “Because we wouldn’t allow this in most places, just to protect everybody from the person that says they did it there, why can’t I here.”Erik Eckhart, real estate project manager for QuikTrip, said this project’s design is similar to that of the new QuikTrip coming to 95th Street and Lenexa Drive, in front of the now-vacant Kohl’s department store.Several councilmembers also expressed their support for QuikTrip’s utilization of the site, which they see as limited in purpose.“I think it’s a great fit for this particular challenging location,” said Councilmember Dan Roh. “So really looking forward to this one taking off.”Councilmember Joe Karlin had one concern about vehicles possibly backing up at the traffic signal. Tim Green, deputy director of community development, said staff anticipate any traffic congestion to occur on or near the proposed QuikTrip.last_img read more

Bar board to consider petition that would raise Bar fees to fund legal aid program

first_img March 15, 2014 Regular News B ar board to consider petition that would raise Bar fees to fund legal aid program Pursuant to Rule 1-12.1(f), over 50 members of The Florida Bar gave notice to The Florida Bar on February 26, 2014, of their intent to file a petition with the Supreme Court of Florida to amend Rule 1-7.3(a). The amendment appears in legislative format below. The amendment must be filed with the Supreme Court of Florida, with further notice and opportunity to be heard, before it is officially approved and becomes effective. This matter will be on the agenda of the Board of Governors for its consideration at its March 28 meeting in Palm Coast. Any comments for the board’s consideration may be sent to jgreen@flabar.org. Once filed with the Supreme Court of Florida, comments may be filed directly with the court. Rule 1-12.1 governs this matter. RULE 1-7.3 MEMBERSHIP FEES (a) Membership Fees Requirement. On or before July 1 of each year, every member of The Florida Bar, except those members who have retired, resigned, been disbarred, or been classified as inactive members pursuant to rule 3-7.13, shall pay annual membership fees to The Florida Bar in the amount set by the budget, provided that the board of governors shall not fix the membership fees at more than $ 265 365 per annum. Any annual membership fees set by the board of governors in excess of $265 per annum shall be used as additional funding for the Legal Aid to the Poor Program of The Florida Bar Foundation. At the time of the payment of membership fees every member of The Florida Bar shall file with the executive director a statement setting forth any information that may be required by the board of governors. Bar board to consider petition that would raise Bar fees to fund legal aid programlast_img read more

Nightmares can be a warning sign of more serious mental problems

first_imgShare Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Pinterest PsyPost interviewed the study’s corresponding author, Nils Sandman of the University of Turku. Read his responses below:PsyPost: Why were you interested in this topic?Sandman: Science is the most reliable way of obtaining information known to man, but it is far from perfect. Single scientific studies are still not very reliable and their results must be replicated several times before we can state them as scientific facts. There is ongoing discussion about need to replicate more studies in psychological sciences and my prior work on epidemiology of nightmares identified widely cited study from 2001 that we could significantly improve upon. That study found frequent nightmares to increase risk for suicide, but it failed to notice that data used in the study contained war veterans that could have influenced the results. We made new version of the study were war veterans were identified among other improvements. The results of the original study were vindicated and now we have more reliable understanding that nightmares increase, albeit slightly, risk for suicide.What should the average person take away from your study?People who experience frequent nightmares may also be susceptible to mood disorders and they have slightly higher risk for committing suicide than people without nightmare problem. The risk is not very large, most nightmare sufferers do not become suicidal, but the take home message is that frequent distressing nightmares should be taken seriously and help for them should be sought. For some people, untreated problem with nightmares can lead to serious consequences.Are there any major caveats? What questions still need to be addressed?Our study did improve upon the original study but there were still limitations that we could not overcome because of the nature of the data available. We studied nightmare frequency of veterans of the Second World War, but we did not have information about the contents of those nightmares and therefore cannot know how many of them were war related nor did we have information about other Post-Traumatic symptoms among the veterans. Having that information would have helped us to get more precise picture about nightmares and suicide risk among this special population, but the data was collected decades ago and at that time, those kind of measures were not used.Is there anything else you would like to add?There is mounting evidence that nightmares are related to many problems of well-being. In the future they should receive more clinical attention as they might have value as an early warning sign of more serious problems.The study, “Nightmares as predictors of suicide: an extension study including war veterans“, was also co-authored by Katja Valli, Erkki Kronholm, Erkki Vartiainen, Tiina Laatikainen and Tiina Paunio. It was published March 15, 2017.center_img Email New research has found that frequent nightmares increase the risk for suicide.The study, published in the peer-reviewed open access journal Scientific Reports, found that nightmares slightly increased the risk for suicide among both the general population and those who experienced front-line combat during the Second World War. Though war veterans experienced more nightmares in general, the link between nightmares and suicide risk was not stronger than among the general population.The study examined 71,068 participants — 3,139 of which were veterans — from the Finnish National FINRISK Study, a set of surveys conducted every five years from 1972 to 2012. LinkedInlast_img read more

Falken Tire CEO Hideo Honda Retires

first_imgRANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA — Hideo Honda, chief executive officer and chairman of Falken Tire Corp. (FTC), has retired from his post, effective Jan. 1. After ensuring the smooth transition of his successor, Honda will return to Japan where he will serve as an advisor to Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd. (“SRI”) for the remainder of 2007. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Honda joined Falken Tire in 1999 as president and chief operating officer and was promoted to chief executive officer and chairman on Jan. 1, 2006. During his tenure, Honda is credited with increasing FTC sales fourfold and building the Falken brand into one of the leading high performance tire brands in North America. Replacing Honda as chief executive officer and chairman will be Yasushi (Tank) Tanaka, who is currently serving as a director at SRI Tire Trading Ltd. in Tokyo. Tanaka joined SRI in 1976, and has spent the majority of his career in the export and OE departments of SRI and SRI Tire Trading Ltd.,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement DeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain. LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisement With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit.  DeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business. last_img read more

Bury’s Rock scheme is on a roll

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Kevin Kormondy To Retire After 20 Years With Big O Tires

first_imgKevin KormondyBig O Tires has announced this week that the organization’s executive vice president and chief operating officer, Kevin Kormondy, has decided to retire from Big O Tires at the end of October. The company also announced that John Kairys, former Carroll Tire Co. executive vice president and general manager, will lead Big O Tires as the executive vice president and general manager, effective immediately.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementKormondy’s announcement comes after 20 years of service to the organization and a solid track record of leading the franchise organization to impressive sales figures and expansion initiatives.“Kevin has made a significant impact on Big O Tires throughout his 20 years,” said Brant Wilson, senior vice president of franchise operations for TBC Corp., parent company to Big O Tires. “His pride in the organization, dedication to the business and belief in the franchise model assisted him and the entire organization greatly throughout the years and we cannot thank him enough.”“I’m proud to have been a part of the Big O Tires family for more than 20 years, and truly appreciate the relationships that I have built with our franchisees, as well as the hard work of all of those on our corporate team who made me a better person and a better leader,” said Kormondy. “I look forward to working with John Kairys during the transition and I am confident that his industry knowledge and leadership skills will have a positive impact on Big O Tires for years to come.”Over the next month, Kormondy will work with Kairys as he transitions into the role as executive vice president and general manager of Big O Tires.AdvertisementKairys joined Carroll Tire Co. in 2014 after 15 years with Cooper Tire and Rubber Co., where he oversaw the development of key accounts and the execution of overall company growth in roles of increasing responsibility, the most recent being director, key account sales. Prior to Cooper Tire, he held management and leadership positions with Pirelli Tire, as well as NAPA Auto Parts, where he served for 11 years in roles such as fleet Services specialist, sales manager and general manager.“John’s industry knowledge, expertise on tires and experience working with dealers will be tremendous assets to the team,” said Wilson. “We’re excited to welcome him to the team and look forward to working alongside him to make Big O Tires the best that it can be for our customers and our franchisee network.”last_img read more

BBC opens in Bilbao

first_imgThis establishment follows the opening of a French representative office in January, 2014.”Spain and France were important markets for us and showed increasing activity over the years,” said Jens Meilvang, chief chartering officer at BBC in Leer. “We have served these markets directly from our headquarters in Leer in the past, but now we feel it is time to respond to our client’s needs and develop closer ties.”www.bbc-chartering.comlast_img

Port of Venice looks to Iran

first_imgThe Port of Venice joined a delegation of Italian authorities, including the Italian Trade Agency and government ministers, in Iran to discuss cooperation between the two countries.Following the easing of sanctions against Iran after the historic nuclear deal, the Italian port has expressed its wish to increase its shipments of breakbulk and project cargo to the country.The port says that it has a historical partnership with Iran, especially with regards to the shipment of heavy and oversize loads. Italy was one of Iran’s largest European trading partners before the most recent sanctions were imposed.In the northeast of Italy, the project cargo sector has always been a driver of the national economy, says the Port of Venice, and the gateway is hoping that its strategic position will help re-establish its ties with Iran – which is likely to require a host of project cargo shipments as it begins to develop its infrastructure and energy sector.HLPFI reported on January 28 that a giant boiler, manufactured by Simic in Italy and weighing over 1,350 tonnes, had been loaded on board a ro-ro vessel at the Port of Venice for shipment to Iran.And it is not just Venice looking to capitalise on the opportunities that Iran can offer the shipping industry and Italy’s ports.Zeno D’Agostino, head of Italy’s ports and shipping organisation, stated at a meeting with the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL) that the volume of trade between Iran and Italy would increase, with Trieste Port also playing an important role in the container trade between the two countries.  www.port.venice.it/enlast_img read more

Verizon data of 6 million users leaked online

first_img Published: July 12, 2017 4:42 PM EDT Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know. Verizon data of 6 million users leaked online (CNN) Verizon confirmed on Wednesday the personal data of 6 million customers has leaked online.The security issue, uncovered by research from cybersecurity firm UpGuard, was caused by a misconfigured security setting on a cloud server due to “human error.”The error made customer phone numbers, names, and some PIN codes publicly available online. PIN codes are used to confirm the identity of people who call for customer service.No loss or theft of customer information occurred, Verizon told CNN Tech.UpGuard — the same company that discovered leaked voter data in June — initially said the error could impact up to 14 million accounts.Chris Vickery, a researcher at UpGuard, discovered the Verizon data was exposed by NICE Systems, an Israel-based company Verizon was working with to facilitate customer service calls. The data was collected over the last six months.Vickery alerted Verizon to the leak on June 13. The security hole was closed on June 22.The incident stemmed from NICE security measures that were not set up properly. The company made a security setting public, instead of private, on an Amazon S3 storage server — a common technology used by businesses to keep data in the cloud. This means Verizon data stored in the cloud was temporarily visible to anyone who had the public link.ZDNet first reported the breach.The security firm analyzed a sample of the data and found some PIN codes were hidden but others were visible next to phone numbers.UpGuard declined to disclose how the leaked data was discovered.Dan O’Sullivan, a Cyber Resilience Analyst with UpGuard, said exposed PIN codes is a concern because it allows scammers to access someone’s phone service if they convince a customer service agent they’re the account holder.“A scammer could receive a two-factor authentication message and potentially change it or alter [the authentication] to his liking,” O’Sullivan said. “Or they could cut off access to the real account holder.”Verizon customers should update their PIN codes and not use the same one twice, O’Sullivan advises.The is the latest leak to surface from a misconfigured Amazon S3 storage unit. In June, an analytics firm exposed the data of almost 200 million voters, and earlier this month, an insecure server leaked 3 million WWE fans’ data last week.Why does this keep happening? Amazon secures these servers by default. This means the errors that occur are due to changes someone makes with a security setting — typically by accident, O’Sullivan said.O’Sullivan says the Verizon case highlights how many third-parties have access to our personal data.“Cyber risk is a fact of life for any digital service,” O’Sullivan said. “As data becomes more powerful and more accessible, the potential consequences for it to be misused also becomes more dangerous.” SHARElast_img read more