It was announced today that the new Broadway musical Anastasia will appear in mountings across Europe, Asia, the United Kingdom, Australia and South America. Productions are expected to play in Germany, Holland, Spain, Russia, Korea, Japan, Mexico and China. Plans for a North American tour of Anastasia are also underway. A confirmed production timeline will be announced soon.Anastasia began performances on March 23, 2017 and opened on April 24, 2017. The new musical inspired by the 1997 animated film of the same name is directed by Tony winner Darko Tresnjak.Featuring a score by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens and a book by Terrence McNally, Anastasia tells the story of a brave young woman attempting to discover the mystery of her past. The musical features tunes from the film, including Flaherty and Ahrens’ Oscar-nominated “Journey to the Past,” as well as original songs. Christy Altomare stars in the title role on Broadway, with Derek Klena as Dmitry, Ramin Karimloo as Gleb, Mary Beth Peil as Dowager Empress Maria, Caroline O’Connor as Countess Lily Malevsky-Malevitch and John Bolton as Vlad Popov.Rounding out the Broadway company are Zach Adkins, Sissy Bell, Lauren Blackman, Kathryn Boswell, Kyle Brown, Kristen Smith Davis, Janet Dickinson, Constantine Germanacos, Wes Hart, Ian Knauer, Ken Krugman, Dustin Layton, Shina Ann Morris, James A. Pierce III, Molly Rushing, Nicole Scimeca, Jennifer Smith, Johnny Stellard and Allison Walsh.Anastasia is currently nominated for two 2017 Tony Awards, two Drama League Awards, nine Drama Desk Awards and 13 Outer Critics Circle Awards.The musical played a 2016 out-of-town engagement at Hartford Stage. Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on March 31, 2019 Christy Altomare & Derek Klena in ‘Anastasia'(Photo: Matthew Murphy) View Comments Anastasia
Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Department of Financial Regulation (DFR) and the Attorney General’s Office (AGO) on Friday filed a motion with the Superior Court Washington Unit that would allow the State to publicly disclose documents relating to the alleged fraud case against Ariel Quiros and Bill Stenger.These motions are the next step in Governor Phil Scott’s plan(link is external) – developed by DFR in consultation with the AGO – to expedite public disclosure of records relating to the EB-5 program. Typically, all documents relevant to the litigation would remain sealed until the conclusion of the case, but under this plan the State will ask the Court to allow for release as the State produces files to the defendants.Jay Peak receiver Michael Goldberg, Governor Scott and Commissioner Pieciak hold a press conference last April to announce the $150 million Raymond James settlement. VBM photo.“Given the significant public interest in one of largest alleged fraud cases in Vermont’s history, I feel it’s important to take these steps to put documents forward as quickly as possible, while ensuring we preserve the integrity of the legal process as we seek justice in this matter,” said Governor Scott. “I appreciate the work of DFR and the Attorney General in developing strong motions in support of release, and we are optimistic we will gain approval to begin releasing these documents to the public.”The principals in the fraud case, Quiros and Stenger, earlier this month settled their cases with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The construction projects related to the EB-5 foreign investor program have been completed (less the AnC Bio biomedical facility that will never be built). And all investors will be made whole.The first motion asks the Court to permit the State to file the documents under seal while the Court determines, as requested by the second motion, whether to make the documents public. If the Court grants the State’s motions, the State will make public all documents ruled discoverable, on a rolling basis, to the extent not subject to other public record exemptions, such as executive privilege of previous administrations or attorney-client privilege.DFR has worked with a third-party vendor to comply with state and federal law to remove personally identifiable information (such as social security numbers and bank account information), which will further expedite the public disclosure process. The first 5,000 documents have been reviewed and are ready to be posted, upon court approval.“We’re pleased to take another step forward as part of the Governor’s unique disclosure plan, as a matter of public interest and restoring trust in this program,” said DFR Commissioner Michael Pieciak. “Releasing the documents as they are disclosed to the defense will result in a far faster public records disclosure process than is typical in litigation.”Documents will be released and made available on the DFR website on a rolling basis, when produced to the defendants and approved by the Court. There are an estimated 1.5 million pages of Jay Peak-related documents in the State’s possession that may be subject to discovery. Documents will be made public in the same order as they are provided to the defendants. The first batch of 5,000 documents includes a representative sample of the documents obtained during DFR’s 14-month investigation and include the defendants’ financial and business records. View the motions at http://www.dfr.vermont.gov/jay-peak-legal-documents#filings-022318(link is external).View the Governor’s full disclosure plan http://governor.vermont.gov/press-release/governor-phil-scott-releases-plan-expedited-disclosure-records-pertaining-eb-5-0(link is external).Source: Governor 2.23.2018
Lincoln Property Company has been awarded the property management assignment for Calendar Stick by the new property owner, Diamond Ventures.Calendar Stick is a 72,697 SF, 2-story, Class A, multi-tenant building at 9237 E. Via De Ventura in Scottsdale, just off Loop 101. The office building is 100% occupied.“This is our first acquisition in the Phoenix market and we are currently looking for additional investment opportunities,” said Bill Kelly, CEO of Diamond Ventures. “Tapping into the depth and breadth of Lincoln Property Company’s experience in the Valley real estate market has made the process exceptionally smooth.”The property is part of a larger complex located in a highly desirable central Scottsdale area just north of Salt River Fields, Talking Stick Resort & Casino and the Pavilions at Talking Stick. The building construction has many exquisite interior and exterior details, unrestricted mountain views, newly constructed spec suites and abundant parking.“We are pleased to take on this new management assignment and excited to add such a respected client, Diamond Ventures, to the LPC portfolio of clients,” said Alisa Timm, CPM, Director of Management Services, Lincoln Property Company Desert West Region. “LPC’s property management division continues to expand as we exceed the expectations of our clients and provide outstanding customer service to tenants.”Tucson-based Diamond Ventures purchased the property at the end of 2012 and is a new active investor in the Phoenix market.
CBRE has completed the sale a 46,119-square-foot industrial property located at 1100 N. Hamilton St. in Chandler, Ariz. The property, which sits on 14.83 acres, commanded a sale price of $4.5 million.Evan Koplan and Mike Parker with CBRE’s Phoenix office negotiated the sale on behalf of the seller, TW Steel of Chandler. The buyer, Gilbert-based Bell Steel Inc., was represented by Steve Larsen with JLL.1100 N. Hamilton Street in Chandler is an extremely unique opportunity given its size, heavy industrial zoned land, cranes, power, and location within the thriving Chandler submarket,” said CBRE’s Koplan. “We were able to find the buyer, who instantly found value in all of the existing improvements, within hours of bringing this property to the market. With the Chandler submarket vacancy rate just above 6 percent for this particular product type, it’s currently very challenging for a user to find existing opportunities like this.”The property at 1100 N. Hamilton Street features a mix of buildings on heavy industrial land. The sale included a 4,000-square-foot office building, a 29,319-square-foot fabrication building, a 10,800-square-foot office/warehouse building and a 2,000-square-foot storage building all on 14.83 acres. The property also features multiple cranes with heavy power and covered parking.
Share LinkedIn Share on Twitter For this study, Dr. Chen and colleagues used fMRI to evaluate the effect of age on working memory performance and functional activation in the brain after MTBI. The researchers performed fMRI exams on 13 young adults (21-30 years old) and 13 older adults (51-68 years old) with MTBI and 26 age- and gender-matched controls. The first fMRI scan was performed within one month post-injury. A follow-up scan was performed six weeks after the first exam. The researchers then analyzed post-concussion symptoms, neuropsychological test results and working memory activity in both groups.The analysis revealed that while performing working memory tasks, the young patients with concussion had initial activation that was greater than normal, known as hyperactivation, compared to young controls in the right precuneus and right inferior parietal gyrus of the brain, whereas the older patients had hypoactivation (less than normal) compared to older controls in the right precuneus and right inferior frontal gyrus.In comparing the patients in initial and follow-up study, the young patients had significantly reduced post-concussion symptom score at follow-up than at the time of the initial exam, but no significant change of the post-concussion symptom score was observed in the older patients, who also showed persistent hypoactivation.“Taken together, these findings provide evidence for differential neural plasticity across different ages, with potential prognostic and therapeutic implications,” said the study’s co-author, Ying-Chi Tseng, M.D., from Shuang-Ho Hospital. “The results suggest that MTBI might cause a more profound and lasting effect in older patients.”The researchers hope that these findings might eventually lead to the development of separate management strategies for different age groups following concussion. Older individuals may have a more difficult time recovering from concussion, according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology.Mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI), or concussion, accounts for 75 percent of all TBI and represents an important public health problem. Difficulty in working memory is frequently reported in patients after concussion. However, neuropsychological tests, computed tomography (CT) and conventional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) generally fail to reveal abnormal findings in these patients. Functional MRI (fMRI) has been increasingly used in assessing patients with MTBI.“Old age has been recognized as an independent predictor of worse outcome from concussion, but most previous studies were performed on younger adults,” said the study’s lead author, David Yen-Ting Chen, M.D., from the Department of Radiology at Shuang-Ho Hospital, Taipei Medical University, in New Taipei City, Taiwan. Pinterest Share on Facebook Email
CCJ to Rule on Guyana Opposition Appeal Next Week ‘GECOM goes back to CARICOM’(Guyana Chronicle) CHAIRPERSON of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Justice (Ret’d) Claudette Singh has written the Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Ambassador Irwin LaRocque to request the presence of and ascertain CARICOM’s willingness to have its high-level team return to Guyana during the execution of a National Recount of…April 15, 2020In “CARICOM”Statement by the Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Ambassador Irwin LaRocque on receipt of the Report of the CARICOM Observer Team on the Recount of the Guyana General and Regional Elections 2 March 2020Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, on Monday 15 June, 2020 received the Report of the CARICOM Observer Team which observed the recount of the General and Regional Elections held in Guyana on 2 March, 2020. The Team was led by Ms. Cynthia Barrow-Giles, Senior Lecturer in…June 15, 2020In “CARICOM”CARICOM Team Completes Report on National Recount(Guyana Chronicle) THE CARICOM scrutinising team has completed its report on Guyana’s recently concluded national recount of votes cast at the 2020 General and Regional Elections and will be presenting the report in short order to Chairperson, Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Justice (Retd) Claudette Singh. The report will join that…June 15, 2020In “CARICOM”Share this on WhatsApp Statement by the Secretary-General of the Caribbean… Jul 9, 2020 You may be interested in… (Department of Public Information) The long-awaited national recount of the March 2nd, General and Regional Elections will get underway on Wednesday, May 6. CCJ Rules Guyana Court of Appeal’s Judgement, Chief… Read more at: Department of Public Information Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… This was confirmed by Commissioner of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Vincent Alexander. Aug 3, 2020 Jun 15, 2020 Emerging from an hours-long commission meeting this evening, Alexander said the operational plan and final order for the recount are completed, with the Order set to be gazetted on Monday, after the issue of live streaming is further addressed. Statement from the Caribbean Community on the Guyana… Jul 2, 2020 Although a decision was already taken on the matter, GECOM’s Chairman Justice (ret’d) Claudette Singh will on Monday make a pronouncement in writing to commissioners, in what is expected to be the final say on the matter.
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Tidal Energy Today has compiled the top news from tidal and wave energy industry from October 19 – 25, 2015.Irish marine energy firms get €3.5M from the governmentThe companies that received the funding from the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) are Ocean Energy, SeaPower and GKinetic. Ocean Energy has secured €2.3 million to design and build a full-scale version of their Ocean Energy Buoy, SeaPower will receive over €1 million to test their wave energy converter at quarter scale in Galway Bay, while GKinetic Energy will receive €200,000 to conduct towing tests of their tidal turbine system in Limerick Docks.Canadian tidal project bags multi-million fundingBlack Rock Tidal Power (BRTP) has raised C$15 million for the realization of 2.5 MW Triton tidal energy project in Canada. The company has also secured a commercial loan of C$4.5, in addition to the private equity cash of C$10.5 million, bringing the total acquired funding for the project to C$15 million ($11.5 million). Triton is planned for installation in autumn 2016 at the BRTP berth located at the Fundy Ocean Research Centre for Energy (FORCE) in Canada.Marine Power Systems gets £2M for WaveSubSwansea-based wave energy developer, Marine Power Systems (MPS), has received a grant from the EU. The £2 million EU grant will enable the development and testing of MPS’ 1:4 scaled WaveSub, paving the way for a full-scale device planned for deployment off the Pembrokeshire coast. The £3 million project also includes the funding from MPS in the amount of £900,000.Sabella to power PhilippinesFrench tidal energy developer Sabella has partnered up with H&WB Asia Pacific to develop tidal power plant in the Philippines. The two companies have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on October 15, 2015, for the development of a 5 MW tidal power plant in San Bernardino Strait, off Sorsogon province.Wello starts Penguin II testingFinnish wave energy developer Wello has begun the testing of its Penguin II wave energy converter off Canary Islands, Spain. The testing of the 1:5 scaled device is expected to last for three months, and it is taking place at the Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands (PLOCAN) test site. Tidal Energy Today
A competition offering grants of £50,000 for technology-based approaches to making legal services more accessible will be announced by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and a government-backed technology foundation today. The Legal Access Challenge has received £250,000 in government money to support ways of closing what is described as a ‘legal gap’.It will today invite bids from innovators working on ‘new technology solutions to help make legal advice more affordable and accessible for the majority’. Three grants of £50,000 will be awarded in September. One winner will receive a further £50,000 in March next year to develop its idea further. The remaining £50,000 will cover the fixed costs of the 18-month programme, the backers announced at a breakfast event on the 31st floor of London’s Shard skyscraper yesterday. The SRA’s partner in the scheme is Nesta, an innovation foundation set up in 1997 with National Lottery funding as the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts. To coincide with the announcement, it published research shows that vast majority of people in England lack access to legal support. The initiative is also based on the premise that the great bulk of investment in ‘lawtech’ is directed at improving efficiencies and automating processes in commercial law firms rather than opening access to justice. Chris Gorst, head of better markets at Nesta Challenges, said: ‘For too many people, legal support and advice seems out of reach and reserved for those with the time and money to navigate a complex legal system. Gorst: Legal support seems reserved for those with time and money’We are launching the Legal Access Challenge to help demonstrate what technology can do and to bring these new solutions to market. We want to see digital solutions that directly support individuals and small businesses to access legal services conveniently and affordably, and which can help close the ‘legal gap’ we currently face.’Anna Bradley, SRA chair, said: ‘We want our regulation to support new ideas. The Legal Access Challenge can help to drive the development of new approaches which will deliver tangible benefits to the public, opening up access to legal services for as many people as possible.’Applications close on 11 August and a judging panel – whose members are yet to be announced – will announce the finalists in the last week in September.
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