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Your Picks for the Top 10 Broadway Jukebox Musicals

first_imgRock of Ages Jersey Boys American Idiot Movin’ Out All Shook Up Motown the Musical The Boy from Ozcenter_img You just call out the names of these jukebox musicals, and you know wherever we are…we’ll have their songs jangling around in our heads for the foreseeable future. Yes, we admit it: We love jukebox musicals. With Mamma Mia!’s recent final Broadway bow and Jersey Boys gearing up for a major milestone (10 years on the Great White Way!), we just had to ask you to name your top 10 favorite Broadway jukebox musicals on ranking site Culturalist. The results are in: Check below to see which shows came out on top! Priscilla, Queen of the Desert Mamma Mia! Beautiful View Commentslast_img

Are your meetings wasting time?

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr I often feel like there’s not enough time in the day to accomplish what I set out to do. I’ll go out on a limb and say many of you reading this feel the same. Part of this predicament can be attributed to meetings – they take up a tremendous portion of our time, but how productive are they really?As a leader, it’s our job to create an office culture that sets clear expectations for meetings. Too often they devolve to a safe space for venting frustrations. To ensure our employees are having meaningful conversations, take a look at these four tips from leadership coach Melody Wilding:Unify the room. Clearly state the purpose of the meeting and ensure all who are participating have a reason to be there. Sticking to an agenda will keep the conversation focused, and be sure to stay within the timeframe set. Meetings that go too long disrupt the rest of the day. continue reading »last_img read more

Credit union women find the “Power of I Am” at summit

first_imgThis is placeholder text continue reading » This post is currently collecting data… More than 130 credit union women from five continents engaged with industry experts, thought leaders and one another to learn more about leadership skills, and personal and financial wellness at the Global Women’s Leadership Network’s (GWLN) 2020 Executive Readiness Summit, held Oct. 28-30.Sponsored by  CO-OP Financial Services, PSCU, CUNA Mutual Group and eLeadership Academy™, the Summit attracted a truly international audience for the first time, because it was held through a virtual platform due to the COVID-19 pandemic.“In the past, the Summit was held to address the challenge in identifying women to join the pipeline for open C-suite positions. It was an in-person event focused only on a U.S. audience. This year’s virtual platform provided the opportunity for GWLN members and Sister Society leaders from across the globe to participate as well. Despite the very late hours in their time zones, our international participants stayed on, engaged throughout the Summit and showed their commitment to advancing women in society,” said Lena Giakoumopoulos, GWLN Program Director.center_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Merrill analysts remain number one

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Business groups oppose omnibus bill delay as mass layoffs loom

first_imgKey business groups have expressed opposition to the decision to delay deliberation of the labor provisions in the omnibus bill on job creation, saying it will create an unfavorable environment for investment amid the increasing risk of a recession.The Indonesian Employers Association (Apindo) issued on Monday an official public statement, claiming that without the labor provisions, the bill would reduce the opportunity to attract labor-intensive investment as well as weaken job creation efforts, undermine the dispute mechanism in labor-intensive companies and lead to a lack of flexibility with regard to nonpermanent workers.“The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a huge spike in the number of layoffs and furloughs and these are expected to continue to rise until the end of 2020. This situation should push us even more to deliberate the bill, including the labor elements, intensively given that after the pandemic there will be a need for massive job creation for the laid-off workers,” Apindo’s statement reads. President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo announced on Friday that the government and House of Representatives had agreed to delay deliberation of labor provisions in the omnibus bill, providing time to explore substantial issues and “accommodate inputs from stakeholders”.The decision was a concession to labor unions, which postponed planned mass protests against the bill despite the COVID-19 outbreak. Labor groups fear the omnibus bill will exacerbate existing conditions with up to 5.2 million people at risk of losing their jobs according to government estimates in a worst-case scenario where the economy contracts by 0.4 percent.Read also: Indonesia delays deliberations over labor issues in omnibus bill amid backlashWhile labor groups commended the government for delaying the legislation process, businesses objected to the decision, citing fears of impending waves of layoffs amid the oncoming economic downturn. “It’s true that we should focus on preventing the spread of COVID-19. However, we also have to simultaneously anticipate the skyrocketing number of layoffs by improving our business climate,” Apindo’s deputy chairman Bob Azam told The Jakarta Post.More than 1.2 million workers from 74,439 companies in both the formal and informal sectors have either been told to stay home or have been laid off as a result of the pandemic, according to Manpower Ministry data released in early April.“Right now, the business sector is collapsing. There are a number of companies that have closed their operations and sold their assets, and we cannot continue doing business-as-usual to survive,” Bob said.Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin) deputy chairwoman Shinta Kamdani echoed Bob’s statement and underlined the importance of revising the country’s labor legislation in order to woo investors.“We respect the bill’s deliberation process at the House and support consultation efforts with all stakeholders. However, we would like to point to the importance of continuing the labor provisions’ deliberation, which are an integral part of the bill,” she told the Post.Read also: Millions to lose jobs, fall into poverty as Indonesia braces for recessionShinta added that Indonesia’s labor market and regulations must be reformed to improve the country’s global competitiveness, and create an efficient and productive business climate.The Confederation of Indonesian Trade Unions (KSPI), meanwhile, has argued the COVID-19 pandemic makes the omnibus bill even more dangerous as millions of workers are facing layoffs and furloughs.“Of course [the pandemic] made the bill worse. The ‘easy hire-and-fire’ concept could make it easier for companies to lay off their workers,” KSPI spokesperson Kahar S. Cahyono told the Post.“The global economic structure is changing due to the pandemic. Our studies have shown that there is no guarantee that there will be an increase in investment if we lower the bar when investor countries are also focusing on recovering their own economies.”The KSPI expects discussions could be continued objectively with the participation of the public and labor unions in the future when pandemic pressures have eased.Read also: Lawmakers upset over Jokowi’s social media gaffe on job creation omnibus billEconomists, meanwhile, have expressed mixed views on the delay. Perbanas Institute economist Piter Abdullah said the omnibus bill on job creation contained many problematic issues and not only on labor reforms.“The government and the House should delay the deliberations of every provision altogether,” Piter said. “They must first make sure and convince the public that there are no conflicts of interest in any article of the bill.”Topics :last_img read more

Promising young rugby player escapes conviction over bar assault

first_imgNZ Herald 11 January 2016A promising young rugby player with a “glittering career” ahead of him has avoided a conviction for punching a man who was at a bar with the sportsman’s ex-girlfriend.Teariki Ben-Nicholas, 20, made his debut for the New Zealand under-20 team at the Oceania junior champs on the Gold Coast last year. He plays senior club rugby in Wellington, where he is studying law and commerce, and for the Hurricanes under-20 team.Ben-Nicholas admitted a charge of common assault stemming from an incident in October 2014. He was out drinking “after a rugby success” when he learned his ex was at a Wellington bar with her new boyfriend, according to court documents released to NZME.A “slightly intoxicated” Ben-Nicholas went there, approached the other man in the toilets and punched him in the head. He later made a “full and genuine apology” at a restorative justice meeting.At sentencing in the Wellington District Court, Judge Peter Rollo granted an application for a discharge without conviction, saying the consequences of a conviction would be out of proportion to the seriousness of the offence.Police opposed the application for a discharge, arguing that the assault was serious and any effects on travel plans and work as a professional rugby player were not certain.http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11571843Keep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

Chelsea legend to play in Australian bushfire charity game

first_img Former Liverpool striker Emile Heskey and World Cup winner with France legend David Trezeguet will also feature in the encounter to be held at the ANZ Stadium in Sydney on Saturday, May 23. James Johnson, Football Federation Australia chief, was sympathetic towards the victims of the fires, before praising the valiant efforts of the first responders to the disaster.Advertisement Chelsea legend, Didier Drogba, will team up with the likes of former Manchester United duo Dwight Yorke and Ji-sung Park in a charity match in Australia to raise money following the fires which have left more than 30 dead and thousands of homes destroyed since September. Promoted ContentTop Tastiest Foods From All Over The World5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThe Best Cars Of All TimeBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them10 Phones That Can Easily Fit In The Smallest Pocket7 Breathtaking Train Stations Around The Globe7 Mind-Boggling Facts About Black HolesThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterWhat Happens When You Eat Eggs Every Single Day? Loading… Pogba free of cast & stepping up Man Utd recovery as McTominay also prepares for training return“The thoughts of the entire football family have been with the victims of these terrible bushfires over the past few weeks,” said Johnson. “We now have this important opportunity to harness the power of our global sport to raise funds to assist in the re-build of our local devastated communities, and honour the brave men and women who have put their own lives at risk during this unprecedented natural disaster.” Read Also:Drogba hails Mane as new king of Africa In addition to Drogba, past Sunderland and Leeds striker Michael Bridge will also feature in the game as well as former Australia players Mark Bosnich, John Aloisi and Simon Colosimo. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Super Eagles defender Shehu quits Turkish club

first_imgRelatedPosts Ex EFCC boss urges government to honour 5% whistle-blower commission Rohr: Injuries, suspensions mean opportunities for others Troost-Ekong excited to be back in Bursaspor training ahead of new season Super Eagles defender, Abdullahi Shehu, has parted ways with Turkish side, Bursaspor, after two and a half years at the club.The erstwhile Kano Pillars star revealed his decision to leave the club via his Twitter handle on Saturday. He tweeted: “After two and a half years at Bursa City with 60 games, beautiful and ugly moments, it is time to say goodbye. A difficult decision, but the time has come to move on.“Where do I begin? When I received the offer from Bursaspor in January 2018, I was convinced it was the best decision of my career to play at this big club with a huge history in Turkish football.“It was an emotional day when I made my competitive debut against Alayanspor, four days after my unveiling. My first home game against Besiktas was incredible with the Crocodiles.“To play for one of the biggest clubs in the Turkish League, to become part of the Bursa family, to work with some of the best managers and players in the world has truly been an honour.“We fought hard in 2019 and relegated, it was an ugly experience. I had offers to play in the first division but I decided to stay with this great club, my passion and loyalty for the Bursas badge. It was my best decision and I didn’t regret making such sacrifice for this lovely family. “Unfortunately, we didn’t make it back to the Super Lig this year and my decision to move on was to embrace another challenge in my career and I am really grateful to the Bursaspor fans and family for their support throughout my time at the club.“To everyone at Bursaspor, I want to say goodbye and thank you. You will always be part of who I am and I wish Bursaspor the best of luck next season. I’m certainly going to miss my teammates, coaches, staff, management and superb fans that acted me like a king.“God bless you. I love you all.”Tags: Abdullahi ShehuBursa CityBursasporlast_img read more

Pochettino undecided on Fazio

first_img Pochettino is well aware of the threat posed by Liverpool, but does not want his players to approach Sunday’s encounter differently to any of their other matches this season. Spurs start the weekend top of the Barclays Premier League, having followed up a 1-0 win at West Ham with an impressive 4-0 thrashing of Harry Redknapp’s QPR. That 100 per cent start to life under the former Southampton boss has extended to the Europa League, where a 2-1 win at AEL Limassol was followed up on Thursday by a 3-0 triumph in the second leg of their play-off tie. Tottenham go looking for a fifth successive win when Liverpool arrive in north London on Sunday – a match Pochettino wants his players to approach in the same manner as recent games. “We are looking forward to Sunday,” he said. “I think it is a great game, a tough game. We are looking forward to it. We will try to win the three points. “For me, all games are a big a test. It is true that Liverpool were second last season and they have invested a lot of money on buying different players. “Yes, it is a big test but we need to put in place a mentality to get three points. We need this mentality for Sunday like we had in the last games.” Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has been impressed by the impact Mario Balotelli has made in training with the Reds but is keen to stress that no individual is a bigger star than the team. Maverick striker Balotelli is in contention to make his debut at Spurs following his move from AC Milan earlier this week. Rodgers said: “He is fine. He has settled in very well and has looked fantastic in training. “He is a good lad. The focus is very much on his football and he has done very well. “He is moving to Merseyside. He is engrossing himself into the club and the people, but more importantly into his football. I look forward to seeing that development over the coming years.” When Rodgers was then asked about the excitement among Liverpool fans at the Italy international’s arrival, the manager said: “This is not the Mario Balotelli show. “He is a good player, a talented player. But he has got a lot of work to do here. We have a number of top-class players and the star of this team will always be the team.” “It is a tough game, a good game to enjoy but in the end I think both teams will try to play in the same way, in the same philosophy. I think it is good for our supporters and football people.” New signing Federico Fazio could make his Tottenham debut this weekend, although Roberto Soldado is a doubt to face Liverpool. Press Association Spurs head coach Mauricio Pochettino has yet to decide whether centre-back Fazio, who arrived from Sevilla on Wednesday, will feature at White Hart Lane. Soldado may be absent again with a neck and back issue, while Kyle Walker and Michel Vorm are out through injury. last_img read more

Hughes aiming for successive wins

first_imgStoke boss Mark Hughes believes his side can virtually assure a top-10 finish by winning their next two matches. The Potters have successive home games, against Hull on Saturday and Everton on Wednesday, and if they can take all six points on offer Hughes believes they will end the season in the top half of the Barclays Premier League table. They head into the weekend four points clear of 11th-placed Newcastle, unlikely to trouble the European spots and clear of relegation strife. Press Association “It’s progressing well, there’s will on both sides to get it done,” he said. “It’s a club that’s still going places and we’v got a lot to achieve here. The next few years can be really exciting.” Stoke have Geoff Cameron back from a one-match suspension on Saturday. Ryan Shawcross (back) and Bojan (knee) remain out, while Jon Walters, Erik Pieters, Marc Wilson and Stephen Ireland should all feature again having returned from injury against Aston Villa. Hull may be looking to stretch their unbeaten run to four matches against Stoke, but manager Steve Bruce has warned his players they remain in a “horrible dogfight”. The Tigers took just three points from a possible 12 in January and their prospects were looking bleak after successive defeats to West Brom, West Ham and Newcastle. But a battling draw at Manchester City raised spirits and victories over fellow strugglers Aston Villa and QPR see Bruce’s boys head into Saturday’s match in 15th place. There is no sense of complacency, though, with Bruce well aware of how quickly the picture could change again between now and May. “The result against Manchester City gave everyone a lift at the right time and back-to-back wins against teams around us…how good that feels,” he said. “Two weeks ago we were in the bottom three and now we’re four points clear, but we’ve got to maintain it. “We’re not out of the woods yet. We’re in a horrible dogfight and there’s eight or nine teams in with us who are all feeling it. “If you can put another couple of results together at this particular stage of the season it will really help. “They’re all really big games – how often have we said that? – but within a week we’re nearly down to single figures in terms of games to play.” Should Hull emerge from their trip to the Potteries and Tuesday night’s home clash with Sunderland with two positive results, they would surely be a long way towards guaranteeing a third straight season in the top flight. Bruce is aiming for a regular seat at the top table and sees Stoke as a perfect example of what is possible. “It’s a really healthy club,” he said. “That’s something we aim to achieve here. Stoke and West Brom are two types of club we can take an example from. “They’re well run, they built their training grounds up and the infrastructure to go with it, and over the years they’ve steadily become established Premier League teams. “That’s something we can aspire to. The longer we’re here, the better the squad becomes and the better facilities become.” The only sour note for Bruce this week has been the continued absence of midfielder Mohamed Diame. The Senegal midfielder was a revelation in the weeks following his summer switch from West Ham, scoring four times in his first five matches, but he has not been seen since a knee injury on December 3. A new setback last week scuppered his planned return and he is not yet back in training. But Hughes insists there is still a tangible goal to play for. “I think we can do that (guarantee a top-10 place) with two wins, certainly that will make the gap really difficult to overcome for the teams below,” Hughes told Stoke City Player. “That can help us because we want to get as high as we can. It’s our priority, something we’ve talked about since the start of the season and it’s still very much on for us if we win the games we know we’re capable of.” Hull have taken seven points from their last three games to catapult them out of the bottom three, but Hughes does not expect his men to be outdone in terms of self-belief when the teams meet. “There’s been a couple of good results for Hull, but they needed them…they were on a terrible run in fairness,” he added. “They’ve been able to pick up points from the teams around them, which is important in their situation and winning breeds confidence so they’ll be better mentally than they were three or four weeks ago. “But we’re in good nick ourselves and they won’t be looking forward to coming here and matching themselves up against us.” Hughes also confirmed that negotiations over a contract extension were heading in the right direction. last_img read more