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.
Your credit union’s culture is badA bad culture can kill any type of company – including your credit union. One of the most prevalent things we see is a lack of communication in credit unions. Whether it is letting your employees know about upcoming marketing initiatives or making sure important things are communicated effectively, communication goes a LONG way in improving a credit union’s culture, thus benefiting the marketing. Brand experience doesn’t matchYour brand is not just your logo or your sign or your website. While these elements are extremely important, a huge part of your brand is how others perceive your credit union. If potential members are attracted by your marketing enough to take action and they call or come into your office and aren’t welcomed or your branch branding doesn’t match the marketing, the disconnect can cause people to distrust your brand. Here’s a tale of two credit unions. Both are of equal size, with equal ROA, and equal lending/membership trends. They have similar fields of membership in similar communities. They are doing very similar things from a marketing standpoint. But here’s the catch…Credit Union A’s marketing is really successful, but Credit Union B’s marketing is not getting many results. How could that be?I regularly see situations like this. Your credit union’s marketing efforts can be super beautiful with great messaging, a great brand story, and a great call to action. So why is it not working? Here are a few big things that significantly decrease the success of your marketing efforts:Your websiteWebsites should not be treated as a digital brochure. Your credit union’s website is the online version of your branch experience. It should be interactive, informative, easy to use, and in line with the rest of your brand experience – including your credit union’s marketing efforts. If the marketing pieces/communications your members and/or potential members are seeing attract them to your website, make sure your website is on-brand as well. If the marketing is well-executed but your website looks like something from 1997, it could cause you to lose business. Not following the marketing planYour plan and corresponding budget may be approved, but if your credit union isn’t executing it or sticking to the strategy, marketing becomes stagnant and reactionary. Be sure to give your marketing time to work and, if it isn’t working according to your projections, make adjustments to messaging, delivery channels, and budget. Don’t just give up. Like John F. Kennedy said, “There are risks and costs to action. But they are far less than the long-range risks of comfortable inaction.” 20SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Amanda Thomas Amanda is founder and president of TwoScore, a firm that channels her passion for the credit union mission and people to help credit unions under $100 million in assets reach … Web: www.twoscore.com Details Not making marketing a regular priorityWhile human resources, compliance and many other areas of your credit union have lawful requirements that need regular attention, marketing should also be something to which regular commitment is made. From taking time to talk with your front-line employees about current initiatives to planning for the future, the more preparation and time you devote to marketing, the more successful your efforts will become.
Bruce gave the Reds a 1-0 lead with one out in the second with his 28th homer of the season and the first by a left-handed batter off Kershaw since June 15, 2012. Bruce’s 374-foot fly ball into the netting above the visitors’ bullpen down the right field line was the first homer allowed by Kershaw in 58 innings.Homer Bailey retired the first 11 Los Angeles batters he faced, seven on strikeouts, including six straight before Adrian Gonzalez singled and scored from first on Ramirez’s double off the left-center field wall.“Homer was masterful, especially in the beginning,” Cincinnati manager Dusty Baker said. “He got through that tough inning and gave us a chance to win.”Bruce responded by clubbing his second homer in two at bats, a 382-foot blast into the right field seats leading off the fourth. Both shots were on 1-0 pitches. The multi-homer game was his second of the season and 14th of his career.Ramirez came up with his second game-tying hit of the game, leading off the seventh with his 17th home run of the season and second of the series, a 399-foot drive into the left field seats on a 1-1 pitch.“For a while it was Jay Bruce against Hanley Ramirez,” Baker said. “Man, guys are excited in there and they should be. We’ve just got to keep going. We’re in second place now, hopefully headed toward first.”The Dodgers scored seven runs in the series and Ramirez drove in five of them, while hitting two home runs.Bailey lasted seven innings, allowing two runs and six hits with nine strikeouts. He also hit a batter.Bruce’s two solo homers were the only runs allowed by Kershaw, who gave up four hits with three walks and seven strikeouts. He hit two batters and was charged with a balk.“Give Jay Bruce credit,” Kershaw said. “I was stubborn on the second one. I thought he ran into one the first time. He proved that he’s really locked in.”Bruce has hit more home runs off left-handed pitchers (44) than any other left-handed batter since the 2010 season.NOTES: OF Matt Kemp could return to the Dodgers in “about 10 days,” manager Don Mattingly said before Sunday’s game, quoting team medical director Stan Conte. Mattingly wasn’t sure if Conte meant 10 days from Thursday, when Kemp suffered a mile hamstring strain, or 10 days from Sunday. Kemp, on the disabled list since July 22 after spraining his left ankle, is on a rehab assignment with the Arizona Rookie League Dodgers. … LHP Hyun-Jim Ryu’s ability to start on Wednesday will depend on how he feels Monday after throwing in the bullpen on Sunday, Mattingly said. Ryu was scratched from Friday’s start with back problems. Cozart, who had extended his career-high hitting streak to 13 games earlier, started the rally with a one-out single to left off Ronald Belisario (5-7). Hanigan lined the next pitch past left fielder Carl Crawford to the wall, and Cozart beat shortstop Hanley Ramirez’s relay throw with a headfirst slide.“Belisario is tough,” Hanigan said. “He tries to get guys out with that sinker. I was looking for it. It’s one of those games. Kind of went the way we expected. A lot of quality pitching, low scoring. But, it was an awesome way to win”.Aroldis Chapman (4-5) pitched a perfect ninth with two strikeouts to get the win, which completed the Reds’ first sweep of a three-game series against the Dodgers in Cincinnati since June 12-14, 1992.The loss was the Dodgers’ fourth straight, their longest losing streak since a season-high eight-game skid May 1-10.“Obviously, every game (here and in L.A) were close,” Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. “I was happier with our game tonight than I was the first two. I wasn’t that excited about our focus. Tonight was better for me. Our focus was better.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error CINCINNATI >> Jay Bruce picked a good night to solve Clayton Kershaw, and Ryan Hanigan’s big double in the ninth gave the Cincinnati Reds a sweep over the Dodgers.Bruce hit two home runs for the Reds, who went into the game in third place in the NL Central, two games behind first-place St. Louis, which beat second-place Pittsburgh earlier Sunday. Bruce had three singles off the Dodgers’ ace coming into the game.Hanigan’s RBI double in the ninth drove in Zack Cozart from first base to lift Cincinnati to a 3-2 win over Los Angeles on Sunday night.“He’s a pitcher, if he gives you a pitch to hit, if you don’t take advantage of it, you’re probably out. He threw me a couple pitches I could handle tonight,” Bruce said of Kershaw.
The Nets are scrambling to find replacements for players who will not participate in the NBA’s season restart because of COVID-19.Two moves were reported Wednesday: 40-year-old guard Jamal Crawford and 31-year-old forward Michael Beasley. Crawford confirmed his signing on his Twitter feed, while The Athletic’s Shams Charania reported the Nets were nearing an agreement with Beasley. You wanna make God laugh, tell him your plan. He’ll tell you, sit back and watch this.. So thankful for alllllllllll the positive energy. Beyond humbled and blessed 🙏🏾🙌🏽— 🏁 Jamal Crawford (@JCrossover) July 9, 2020Crawford hasn’t played in the NBA since April 9, 2019, when he scored 51 points for the Suns against the Mavericks. The Nets could use any type of scoring as they prep for the eight games that will determine their seeding in the Eastern Conference playoffs. They learned this week they’ll be without their second-leading scorer, Spencer Dinwiddie, who opted out after testing positive again for the coronavirus.MORE: List of players who have opted out | Injury updatesBeasley’s last NBA game was Feb. 5, 2019, for the Lakers. LA traded him at the deadline on Feb. 7 to the Clippers, who released him two days later. He will need to serve a five-game suspension for violating the NBA’s anti-drug policy last August, NBA.com reported.The Nets have lost four players to the coronavirus or COVID-19 concerns in the leadup to the resumption of play: Dinwiddie, DeAndre Jordan, Taurean Prince and Wilson Chandler. Brooklyn can replace all four on its roster. It will have two more spots to fill after officially adding Crawford and Beasley. One of the spots is expected to go to forward Justin Anderson; it’s not clear who will get the other spot. In addition to the COVID cases, Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and Nicolas Claxton will be sitting out because of injuries.The minutes leaders among the remaining healthy players are Joe Harris, Caris LeVert, Garrett Temple, Jarrett Allen and Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot. Brooklyn will begin its restart July 31 vs. the Magic.