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first_img View Comments See Maggie Smith & James Corden in Van Trailer We have our first look of Tony and Oscar winner Maggie Smith in the film adaptation of Alan Bennett’s The Lady in the Van. Check out the trailer below, which includes a scene-stealing cameo by Tony winner James Corden at the end! Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. London Sweeney Adds Date & Cast The Emma Thompson and Bryn Terfel-led Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, A Musical Thriller has added an extra date at the London Coliseum. Lonny Price’s production of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler’s classic will additionally play April 5. Along with the previously reported Thompson, Terfel and Philip Quast, we also now know the show will star Matthew Seadon-Young, Katie Hall, Jack North, Alex Gaumond, Rosalie Craig and John Owen-Jones. NBC Taps Nicole Scherzinger We’re all hoping that Nicole Scherzinger will reprise her acclaimed star turn in London’s Cats revival on Broadway, but before that she will appear in a new NBC comedy variety series this summer. Hosted by Marlon Wayans, I Can Do That! will challenge the former Pussy Cat Doll and five other celebrities to put on an entertainment show with skills they didn’t even know they had. So Scherzinger won’t be belting or dancing then, as we all know she can nail both a key change and a tango. Tena Štivičić Wins Susan Smith Blackburn Prize The 2015 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize has been awarded to Tena Štivičić for her play 3 Winters. Štivičić collected the prize (and $25,000!) on March 2 at a celebration of the winner and finalists hosted by New York’s Playwrights Horizons. The honor is the oldest and largest prize awarded to women playwrights. Juliette Binoche & More Set for Kennedy Center Juliette Binoche is heading to Washington D.C.! Her previously reported international tour of Antigone has added a stop at the Eisenhower Theater as part of the Kennedy Center’s 2015-16 season. Directed by Ivo van Hove, the show will run October 22 through October 25. Also on the season’s slate is a production of The Bridges of Madison County. The short-lived but much-loved former Broadway tuner will play June 28, 2016 through July 17, again at the Eisenhower Theater. Meanwhile, stage faves Terri White, Randy Graff, Michele Lee, John Lloyd Young and Frances Ruffelle will headline intimate cabarets at the Terrace Theater.last_img read more

first_imgMeanwhile, Soldiers are also building the Junín-Barbacoas or highway — a road that will connect the municipality of Barbacoas, in the Department of Nariño, with the rest of the country. It will reach 27 kilometers by June 20, and will benefit an approximate 70,000 people directly and 450,000 indirectly. For instance, one component of the plan, the Transversal de La Macarena roadway project, will connect the departments of Meta and Huila, and eventually link Colombia to Ecuador and Venezuela. Construction of the roadway, which began on June 17, 2009, will unite Colombia’s Pacific region with the east, eliminating the need to go through Bogotá. The 221-kilometer road is part of the “Competitiveness-Enhancing Arterial Roadways Project,” which began in 2009. The Army’s Construction Engineering Battalion No. 53 estimates that it will finish paving a stretch of 35 kilometers scheduled for this year by December 31, when 71 percent of the project will be completed. In Colombia, the management, oversight, planning and execution of such public works projects falls under the Office of the Chief of Engineering, which has brought together highly trained Soldiers to form the Directorate of Risk Management for Consolidation and Disaster Prevention. Another component of the Competitiveness-Enhancing Arterial Roadways Program, the Carretera de la Soberanía highway will provide to residents of the departments of of Arauca, Boyacá, Santander, and Norte de Santander the only roadway that allows them to travel without passing through Venezuela – hence the name, “La Soberanía” (Sovereignty). Building roads to prosperity Through the plan, the government also hopes to reinvigorate local economies by recuperating vulnerable zones in the national territory. Regions benefitting this year include the departments of Caquetá, Norte de Santander, Córdoba, Putumayo, Cauca, Valle de Cauca, Meta, Boyacá, Antioquia, and Tolima. Through the plan, the government also hopes to reinvigorate local economies by recuperating vulnerable zones in the national territory. Regions benefitting this year include the departments of Caquetá, Norte de Santander, Córdoba, Putumayo, Cauca, Valle de Cauca, Meta, Boyacá, Antioquia, and Tolima. By Dialogo March 26, 2015 The Colombian Ministry of Defense is implementing the country’s National Consolidation Plan in an effort to aid communities directly affected by armed conflict between violent guerrilla organizations and government security forces. The Colombian Ministry of Defense is implementing the country’s National Consolidation Plan in an effort to aid communities directly affected by armed conflict between violent guerrilla organizations and government security forces. Another component of the Competitiveness-Enhancing Arterial Roadways Program, the Carretera de la Soberanía highway will provide to residents of the departments of of Arauca, Boyacá, Santander, and Norte de Santander the only roadway that allows them to travel without passing through Venezuela – hence the name, “La Soberanía” (Sovereignty). Delegating that effort to the Troops allows the plan to proceed efficiently, since the presence of Soldiers prevents outlaw groups from extorting private construction businesses. The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and the National Liberation Army (ELN) frequently charge construction companies so-called “protection” fees in exchange for guarantees that the businesses will be allowed to perform their work. In many cases, the extorted sums reach 10 to 15 percent of the cost of each project. Delegating that effort to the Troops allows the plan to proceed efficiently, since the presence of Soldiers prevents outlaw groups from extorting private construction businesses. The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and the National Liberation Army (ELN) frequently charge construction companies so-called “protection” fees in exchange for guarantees that the businesses will be allowed to perform their work. In many cases, the extorted sums reach 10 to 15 percent of the cost of each project. The Army’s Construction Engineering Battalion No. 53 estimates that it will finish paving a stretch of 35 kilometers scheduled for this year by December 31, when 71 percent of the project will be completed. The area around the road’s length is suitable for cattle ranches, agriculture, and logging. Soldiers will have to lay about 150 kilometers of pavement to complete the road, which should be finished by December. Under this initiative, the National Army provides direct assistance in building infrastructure projects that facilitate the recovery of territory by the State and increase the population’s ability to access essential services, such as education, health care, and the justice system. Enacted in 2007, it aims to establish the State’s presence in traditionally ungoverned areas that have been affected by illegal armed groups; by improving residents’ access to social services and supporting economic development, the government hopes to break the cycle of violence. For instance, one component of the plan, the Transversal de La Macarena roadway project, will connect the departments of Meta and Huila, and eventually link Colombia to Ecuador and Venezuela. Construction of the roadway, which began on June 17, 2009, will unite Colombia’s Pacific region with the east, eliminating the need to go through Bogotá. The 221-kilometer road is part of the “Competitiveness-Enhancing Arterial Roadways Project,” which began in 2009. Under this initiative, the National Army provides direct assistance in building infrastructure projects that facilitate the recovery of territory by the State and increase the population’s ability to access essential services, such as education, health care, and the justice system. Enacted in 2007, it aims to establish the State’s presence in traditionally ungoverned areas that have been affected by illegal armed groups; by improving residents’ access to social services and supporting economic development, the government hopes to break the cycle of violence. In Colombia, the management, oversight, planning and execution of such public works projects falls under the Office of the Chief of Engineering, which has brought together highly trained Soldiers to form the Directorate of Risk Management for Consolidation and Disaster Prevention. Meanwhile, Soldiers are also building the Junín-Barbacoas or highway — a road that will connect the municipality of Barbacoas, in the Department of Nariño, with the rest of the country. It will reach 27 kilometers by June 20, and will benefit an approximate 70,000 people directly and 450,000 indirectly. Building roads to prosperity The area around the road’s length is suitable for cattle ranches, agriculture, and logging. Soldiers will have to lay about 150 kilometers of pavement to complete the road, which should be finished by December. How can security be brought to people in a border region like Cucuta, when everything, starting with the authorities, move to the rhythm set out by the drug traffickers, and whoever dares to report anything ends up being a victim of the powerful ones who run that criminal activity. The Military Civic Action initiative began in 1960, led by General Ruiz Novoa. The Armed Forces’ discipline and ability to serve, their patriotism can be greater than the ability of private enterprise. Personally, we taught literacy to more than 3,000 soldiers in the training center of the “Garcia Rovira” infantry battalion in Pamplona. The National Police and the Army need to be given broad functions in border regions where the lack of State presence is filled by groups of criminals, drug traffickers, smugglers, etc. In 1970, I was at the border in Guajira. The desolation was tremendous and only General Matallana, as Director of Civilian Defense, was able to carry out limited actions geared toward the civilian population.I haven’t been able to understand why the infrastructure built by military engineers was not supported, to follow up on what was supported by the Alliance for Progress.Why not give the equipment seized from illegal mining to the military engineers? They can go into abandoned areas, poor municipalities and carry out infrastructure projects to bring about agricultural production and progress.Now, if peace is achieved, this ability will become very important post-conflict.Thank you for furnishing the contact information.Sergeant Major (Ret) Army Spending so much on weapons, it’s truly unheard of. Who thinks there could be a war in our America? And meanwhile, millions of poor people suffer being abandoned by stupid governments.last_img read more

first_imgThe obligation to use mark-to-market accounting and benchmarks are “diseases in the capital market”, according to Eric Breval, director of Switzerland’s first-pillar pension fund AHV. Speaking at the Swiss Leadership Pensions Forum in Zurich, Breval said he was convinced that, without these two “diseases”, it would be “absolutely feasible” for a Swiss pension fund to produce an annual return of 3% in Swiss francs.For a long-term investor, he said, volatility in bond investments “should not matter”, as long as the invested money plus interest is returned after the duration ends.“But, with mark-to-market valuation, you see every loss and profit during the period,” he said. However, Breval conceded that most Pensionskassen, including the AHV, could not avoid the mark-to-market approach completely.“All we can do is diversify,” he said.At the same event, Vera Kupper Staub, vice-president at the country’s top supervisory body OAK, detailed the institution’s plans for a new approach to assessing pension funds’ investment risk.The OAK is looking at four different risk parameters, including funding levels, return/interest rate promises, recovery strength and investment risk.Using those key figures, the supervisor will derive an overall picture of the second-pillar system’s health.For the assessment, to be initiated early next year via an online questionnaire, the OAK aims to “completely overhaul” the way it considers investment risk, Kupper Staub said in her keynote speech.“Currently, we focus more on qualitative parameters, but, from next year, we will focus on volatility risks,” she said.This assessment will be derived from the basic portfolio information, with rough figures on allocations to basic asset classes such as bonds, equities and real estate.“However, those Pensionskassen that voluntarily report more detailed information on their portfolios will get a more accurate risk assessment,” Kupper Staub said.She stressed that this would not be mandatory.She also took pains to emphasise that individual Pensionskassen should refrain from using the OAK’s risk assessment to make any strategic decisions.“It is a view of the whole system for which we have to make simplifications, and it is no representation of the individual situation of each Pensionskasse, as each fund has to take different additional risk parameters into account,” she said.Kupper Staub said that, on the one hand, risk in the second pillar had decreased in recent years, as capital markets had performed better.On the other hand, she said, those pension funds with above-mandatory assets had taken advantage of their “leeway” to minimise risk and adjust technical parameters.“But the Achilles heel of the system is its reduced ability to restructure successfully,” Kupper Staub said.“This makes it crucial for its stability that actuarially correct parameters be applied.”The debate surrounding the conversion rate – which is to be cut from 6.8% to 6% under the Altersvorsorge 2020 reform – is a heated one, as experts have warned that the 6% rate would be too high once the reform took effect, and that many funds had already fallen below that threshold.last_img read more

first_img Spencer Ware wants to keep playing, plans to reach injury settlement with Colts In late July, Reich told reporters that seeing Kevin Durant suffer an injury in the NBA Finals had influenced his thinking on how to bring Luck back up to speed. Durant tore his Achilles in his first game back after missing a month with a calf injury.”We didn’t really talk about it, but I think we all knew it,” Reich said of Durant’s injury (via the Indianapolis Star). “I was certainly thinking it. When you see something like that happen, you’re like, ‘Oh yeah, that’s why we do what we’re doing.'” The Colts continue being cautious with quarterback Andrew Luck and his strained calf.Coach Frank Reich told reporters Luck will sit out practices Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Colts claim running back D’Onta Foreman off waiverscenter_img “Continuing to progress with his strength, still a degree of pain that he’s not comfortable with,” Reich said (via 1070 The Fan). “Obviously we’re not comfortable with putting him out there. We’re going to continue to work with our medical staff on the plan moving forward.”The 29-year-old quarterback strained his calf this spring and missed the Colts’ OTAs and minicamp, although Reich said in June he would have been able to play if there were a game. Related News Luck has participated in three training camp practices, all as a limited participant, and said he feels as if something would pull when he moves a certain way. According to NFL.com, Luck’s status has led the Colts to consider carrying three quarterbacks on the roster to open the season.last_img read more