An American in Paris Glides Onto Broadway; Opens Officially

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Oct. 9, 2016 About the Artist: With a desire to celebrate the magic of live theater and those who create it, and with a deep reverence for such touchstones as the work of Al Hirschfeld and the wall at Sardi’s, Squigs is happy and grateful to be among those carrying on the traditions where theater and caricature meet. He was born and raised in Oregon, lived in Los Angeles for quite a long time and now calls New York City his home. An American in Paris The new musical An American in Paris opens officially at Broadway’s Palace Theatre on April 12. The tuner, which features a book by Craig Lucas and the tunes of George and Ira Gershwin, stars Robert Fairchild and Leanne Cope in their Broadway debuts; they’ve got “Beginner’s Luck.”In honor of the Christopher Wheeldon-helmed production’s opening, resident artist Justin “Squigs” Robertson penned this sketch of the toe-tapping cast in action. In addition to Fairchild and Cope as Jerry Mulligan and Lise Dassin, the portrait includes Veanne Cox as Madame Baurel, Jill Paice as Milo Davenport, Max von Essen as Henri Baurel and Brandon Uranowitz as Adam Hochberg.Congratulations to the entire cast of An American in Paris! Hope your big night ‘s wonderful and full of rhythm.center_img View Comments Related Showslast_img read more

Landscape Workshop.

first_imgEven people who don’t bid directly on jobs will find the program useful in estimating labor costs, time and task data and cost comparisons.The workshop is limited to the first 28 people who register. The $60 fee includes a copy of the $50 software, lunch the first day, refreshment breaks, handouts and instruction.The deadline to sign up is Friday, March 15. To learn more, call the UGA Extension Service horticulture office at (706) 542-2340. Bidding strategies.How to estimate both fixed and variable costs, including overhead and labor.How to structure bids in the form of a contract for presenting to clients.How computers make the bidding and estimating process more efficient and accurate.How to tailor “Hort Management” for their own business. For landscape managers, job bidding is tough. Bids have to be low enough to get jobs and high enough to turn a profit after covering costs. That makes cost estimating even more critical, especially for beginners who have no benchmark data to base their estimates on.A University of Georgia workshop in Athens March 21-22 will introduce managers to “Hort Management,” a computerized cost-estimating and job-bidding module the UGA faculty has developed.Participants don’t have to know anything about computers. With hands-on instruction, they will learn:last_img read more

Total awards another extension to Energy Scout PSV

first_imgNorway-based shipowner Golden Energy Offshore Services has been awarded a contract extension for one of its platform supply vessels with Total in Nigeria. As a reminder, Golden Energy at the end of June entered into a contract with Total E&P Nigeria for the platform supply vessel (PSV) Energy Scout for a firm period of three months plus optional periods of three months each.In September, the vessel was awarded a three-month extension for work until January 1, 2018.According to the vessel owner’s statement on Friday, the Energy Scout’s contract has now been further extended in direct continuation of the present firm contract.The vessel is now firm until April 1, 2018, plus optional periods of three months each thereafter.The vessel has been working for Total in Africa for quite some time now, with the last four charters coming from Total E&P Nigeria, Total E&P Angola, and Total E&P Congo for general supply duties.Energy Scout is of a UT 755-L design and is a mechanically driven supply ship built by Brevik Construction and delivered in 2005. The vessel is designed for field supply & ROV duties, equipped with four thrusters and DP 2 class dynamic positioning system and is meant for all kind of offshore services.The vessel was built with an integrated system of two passive stabilizing tanks below the main deck to minimize roll. This allows it to remain along the platforms in heavier weather.Offshore Energy Today Stafflast_img read more

Jamaica Diaspora Board members elected

first_imgThe Jamaica Diaspora Advisory Board election processes for the West/Mid-West, Southern and Northeast regions are now complete.Jamaicans and those of Jamaican descent living in these regions were invited to participate in this important process by reviewing candidate bios and casting votes for their chosen candidate.The candidate who secures the majority of votes is declared the duly elected Diaspora Advisory Board Representative. The candidate with the second most votes is declared the Alternate Advisory Board Member.The persons elected by majority vote are as follows:Diaspora Advisory Board Member Northeast Akelia Lawrence-Maitland South Wayne C. Golding, Sr., Esq. West and Mid-West Dr. Rupert FrancisThe Alternate Diaspora Advisory Board Members are Ronald Ingleton, Oliver Falloon-Reid and Marie Kellier respectively.The Diaspora Advisory Board arose out of the first Biennial Diaspora Conference held in Kingston, Jamaica in 2004. The Advisory Board represents the interests of Jamaica Diaspora populated communities in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.last_img read more

Dinos Stranomitis: Altenar’s successful start-up checklist

first_img Submit Share StumbleUpon Altenar increases global scale with new sports betting platform May 14, 2020 Share Related Articles Altenar: Supporting expansion plans in Denmark and Portugal August 20, 2020 As a gambling industry journalist, we are pitched so many innovative new ideas and accompanying business plans as companies target start-up success in the sector.According to Altenar COO Dinos Stranomitis it is the fragmentation of the gambling market due to legal restrictions, as well as the successful birth of so many specialist turnkey providers, which has created such an appetite for new entrepreneurs to get involved.However, he admitted that just 10% of start ups will survive, while only 1% will grow to achieve success in the industry. Success, said Stranomitis, is not just a technical exercise, but also takes proper planning and the right “feeling or the instinct of the decision maker”.With that in mind, here is his checklist for start-up success:The MarketWith the latest legal restrictions, you have to know which market is for you and your licence. You should know your field, and be prepared to walk through tough and unfair competition. In addition, and perhaps more importantly, you should know your market pricing and be ready to fight to gain advantage against your competitors. A key consideration is “how much will you pay to get your customers to register with you?” And if this is not cheaper or at least the same as your competition, you will lose the battle sooner or later. In other words, you need to identify the tank you get your customers from.The Software Break it down into three elements:The software related to your market, which basically is the Player Account Management (PAM) system. It provides key functions such as wallet and financial transactions, as well as integration with products and other providers including payments. It’s hard to find a PAM that is a good fit for all markets, simply due to the legal restrictions and customisation necessary to work in specific regions. It would make much more sense to build this element in-house if your budget allows.Products such as sportsbook, casino, poker, racing, etc. Practically all you need to do is to outsource those with the main concern to have same or better available functionality with your competitors in line with your budget. For sure, it does not make much sense to build all these products in-house. For anyone claiming otherwise, why does bet365 not build casino games in-house? I would dare to claim that everyone would outsource their sportsbook if they could find a better one at a better price from the cost to build it in-house.Front end tools like CMS, CRM, payment gateway etc. All those elements with a smaller but important scope that can give you a great advantage in the market, if you choose them properly and in line with your budget.The OperationsIt is probably the key area of your business plan. It is mandatory to outsource part of your operations in order to stay in line with your budget. Yet if you find yourself more comfortable delivering part of the operations in-house, then just do it.From a reasonable approach, it makes much more sense to ensure in-house management of the players in terms of marketing acquisition and retention, plus customer service. The more you grow, the more operations should move in-house to optimise costs. The road to success is from outsourcing to in-house management, with exceptions if the outsourcing remains at better value for your company.The CommitmentMake sure you are committed to the plan. If you have no other choice than to succeed, then you will succeed. Simply because you will make all the necessary adjustments to the plan to make it work. There is no single “perfect plan”, but there are “great adjustments” that will drive you to become part of this 1% club of success stories.Here at Altenar, we are happy to discuss your entire plan before we become a part of your success. Potentially, it will not be just a technical discussion between a technological provider and an operator, but we may find the “great adjustment” to your “perfect plan”. Global Gaming adds sportsbook extension to Ninja property August 25, 2020last_img read more

World Cup fields to be upgraded

first_imgSports Minister, Justin Tkatchenko said this is so participating countries can use these sporting fields to train and play on in preparation for the World Cup.“The government has budgeted K10 million for the preparation of the FIFA World Cup. All venues at the Sir Hubert Murray stadium, the Sir John Guise stadium, the Bisini Grounds plus schools will be upgraded to FIFA standards,” said Tkatchenko.He added the money allocated for the World Cup will be pushed through quickly for work to continue.He said the plan is to have all venues and training facilities ready three months before the World Cup event in November.“FIFA levels are at the highest standard possible and so the K10 million the Government is putting in is a long investment that will put our sporting fields up to this same standard.“This will allow us to host more sporting events in the future,” said Tkatchenko.last_img read more