Thirteen members of the fabulous ensemble are also on the bill, although Brooke Elliott, who went from the Taboo chorus to instant fame as the star of TV’s Drop Dead Diva, isn’t one of them. Taboo, that fabulous musical flop we can’t get out of our heads, is coming back to the New York stage. Cast members from the show will reunite for two performances at 54 Below on February 8 at 8PM and 11PM, exactly 10 years to the day that the Boy George bio-musical closed on Broadway after a three-month run. Set for the concerts (benefitting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS) are stars Sarah Uriarte Berry (who plays Nicola), Jeffrey Carlson (Marilyn), Liz McCartney (Big Sue) and Cary Shields (the hot rocker guy that breaks Boy George’s heart). Not yet set for the concerts are stars Boy George (Leigh Bowery), Euan Morton (George) and Raul Esparza (Philip Sallon), which leaves us sad but hopeful. Maybe they haven’t checked their voicemail? No word yet on whether the show’s famous producer, Rosie O’Donnell, will be there either. Again, we’re hopeful! Either way, we can’t wait. Seriously, the score for this show is incredible! View Comments
Traditionally, strategic planning sessions for credit unions occurs in the fall. However, after partnering with dozens of credit unions as a facilitator on strategic plans over the last few years, I can safely say that a growing number both plan and conduct their sessions at other times of the year. We remind our clients regularly that strategic planning is a process, not a date on a calendar. Therefore, any time of the year is a good time to take a look at ways to improve your next strategic planning session.Credit unions spend a great deal of time and energy making the commitment and investment in strategic planning. During those crucial days together, executive leadership teams and members of the Board of Directors contribute ideas and dialogue that will both guide and direct the credit union for years to come. Consider the following ideas to improve your next strategic planning session.Invite a more job-diverse team. Typically, strategic planning sessions are attended by members of the executive leadership team and the Board of Directors. For your next strategic planning session, however, consider assembling a more job or role-diverse mix. Try to include younger employees (think Millennials) and those you have identified as your “star performers.” Not only will a more eclectic team contribute potentially game-changing ideas, you are also grooming them for future success by making them feel like an important part of the credit union. Give your members a voice at the strategic planning table. Not necessarily in person – however, you can provide invaluable member feedback in the strategic planning process by conducting interviews and surveys beforehand. Quiz members about what’s important to them in a financial institution and what they expect. Present this information during the strategic planning session and, with actual member input, you’ll find yourself more likely to act upon ideas important to the membership and less flying blind. One exercise we do is “The Empty Chair Exercise.” Place an empty chair somewhere in the meeting room as a reminder that if a member were in that chair, what would they tell us? Clarify the roles of strategic planning and tactical/budgeting. These are very different functions. Strategic planning takes a look at your credit union’s directives from a 30,000-foot level over the next several years. We call it strategic for a reason, rather than tactical. Tactical goes into the daily operations of the credit union. The same can be said for budgeting. If you aren’t careful, a strategic planning session can rapidly devolve into a tactical/budgeting snipe hunt. If everybody on your team focuses too much on numbers and tactics, you are likely to miss the forest for the trees and steer your strategic planning session straight into the confusing high grass of tactics and budget.A strategic planning session is like a good map or GPS in that it provides reassuring guidance and direction for your credit union for years to come. By assembling a more role-diverse strategic planning team, giving members a voice at the table and clarifying the roles of strategic versus tactical/budgeting, you can help ensure your credit union’s next strategic planning session provides a terrific return on that investment. 17SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Mark Arnold Mark Arnold is an acclaimed speaker, brand expert and strategic planner helping businesses such as credit unions and banks achieve their goals with strategic marketing insights and energized training. Mark … Web: www.markarnold.com Details
According to chief economist of the National Automobile Dealers Association, Steven Szakaly, U.S. new-vehicle sales will stay above 17 million for a third straight year in 2017. Szakaly also said he believes that auto purchasing and leasing momentum will continue to build in 2017. With this increased car activity on the horizon, you should be establishing a strong plan for scooping up these potential auto loan opportunities.It has become increasingly hard to pull in new auto loans with the level of choice available to car buyers today. Financial institutions are no longer just competing with the usual suspects – big banks, finance companies, and other financial institutions – they are also having to compete with less traditional businesses that are entering into the auto loan game to expand their services and draw in new consumers. Retail lenders (like Costco), mobile lenders (like Credit Karma), and peer-to-peer lenders (like Lending Club) are among the types of non-traditional lending companies financial institutions now have to compete with.Even if you have a strong auto lending program, you are likely still losing loan opportunities to your competitors. It is hard time you start thinking outside of the box to take your auto loan portfolio to the next level of success. Let’s take a look at some things your organization can do to separate you from the rest of your competition. Mobile BankingFirst and foremost, if you are not currently offering your account holders access to online banking tools, you need to be doing that. According to a recent report performed by Callahan & Associates, loan growth and asset growth in 2016 was more than double for credit unions with mobile banking than that of credit unions not offering mobile banking. If you want to attract financially active consumers to your auto loan program, your mobile banking tools should also include a mobile loan application. Mobile lending adds a level of convenience that consumers are craving, especially your harder-to-reach millennials who typically prefer the mobile channel for performing all of their banking transactions. You must offer mobile lending to effectively engage these key demographics, or else risk losing these opportunities to your competitors, which include both traditional and non-traditional.Auto RebatesThese days you can’t always expect individuals buying or leasing a car to walk up and ask about your auto lending program. It is true that there are a growing number of consumers looking to credit unions for their auto financing needs, but there are still many individuals out there that are just looking for the best offer no matter who is offering it to them. If you want to attract new borrowers, you need to offer them an auto lending program that includes unique, valuable benefits, so you are presenting them with an attractive offer that stands up against your competitors’ programs. Arthur J Gallagher & Co. (Gallagher) saw this need, and set out to create a unique and attractive benefit program that was a win-win for businesses and consumers. The core of this program, called BonusDrive, offers an exclusive $500 rebate to consumers leasing or purchasing a new vehicle from a participating brand. “We developed BonusDrive to help auto buyers and their families get the best deal possible on a new car, while at the same time be a value to the businesses offering the BonusDrive program,” says Jim Evans, Global Practice Leader of Voluntary Benefits Consulting for Gallagher. “We are confident credit unions marketing this program will see a boost in good will and loyalty, while positioning themselves at the top of their consumers’ minds when they are ready to shop for auto loans.”Gallagher performed a study in 2016 to help gauge consumer interest in the BonusDrive program. They found that just about any individual presented with a cash back rewards program like BonusDrive would be interested in participating. And since this program is no cost to you, and no cost to the consumer, it is really a win-win for everyone involved. “The moment I heard about the Bonus Drive program I knew it would be a success for our customers,” says Pete Hilger, President and CEO of Allied Solutions. “There is no question in my mind about the value this program brings to credit unions and their members. In fact, our current BonusDrive clients already have members redeeming the $500 payouts, and they’ve only been marketing the program about a month. The program basically sells itself.”Direct to Consumer MarketingPrograms like BonusDrive and other consumer benefits you offer don’t just sell themselves; you have to market these offerings to your consumers. But that alone can be a huge challenge for your financial institution. Nowadays, most consumers expect advertisements to be tailored to their individual wants and needs. You can’t just send out a generic flyer to every consumer and expect great results. If you want real results, you need to send out customized communications that speak to what each prospective consumer may be looking for, when they may be looking for it.Newer marketing tools like video and text marketing offer the ability to create targeted custom campaigns that market the right products to the right people. For example, with video marketing tools like Allied Solutions’ SmartVideo technology, you can develop short, personalized videos to send out BonusDrive information to your consumers who recently filed a GAP claim and may be in the market for a new car. These newer marketing tools also allow you to track and analyze campaign results down to the individual level. Having this information can help you categorize recipients of the initial campaign so you can more effectively follow-up with targeted communications. There are certainly other ways your financial institution can draw in auto loan opportunities away from you competitors, but the options included in this article have proven to be successful for financial institutions that have adopted one or more of these methods.Contact Betty Seifu with Allied Solutions if you’d like to learn more about building up your auto loan portfolio: 800.826.9384 Ext. 10175. 89SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Bethlehem Seifu Bethlehem Seifu joined the Client Services and Product Management team at Allied Solutions in September 2016. She works with providers and sales staff to create, update, and distribute relevant production … Web: alliedsolutions.net Details
This property known as ‘Abbey of the Roses’ in Warwick is going to auction.THINK you know what it’s like to live like royalty?Forget lap pools, media rooms and hi-tech sound systems.Today’s modern luxuries have got nothing on the stately grandness of this Victorian gothic sandstone masterpiece, which is about as close as you can get to something out of the television series, Downton Abbey.GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HEREOne of the dining rooms inside ‘Abbey of the Roses’ in Warwick, which is for sale.And, believe it or not, it’s in country Queensland.This regal manor house, complete with 50 rooms on 10,000 sqm stands proudly in the town of Warwick, southwest of Brisbane, despite being more at home in Europe or the UK.QUALITY BEACH HOME UP FOR GRABSOne of the function rooms inside ‘Abbey of the Roses’. Pic supplied by Ray White.Now is your chance to live as if you were ‘to the manor born’, with the former Sisters of Mercy convent, now known as ‘Abbey of the Roses’, going to auction later this month.Built in 1891, this heritage-listed building at 8 Locke St is one of more than 100 properties going under the hammer at Ray White’s major auction event of the year on the Gold Coast on January 28.LAP UP LAKESIDE LUXURYOne of the bedrooms inside ‘Abbey of the Roses’ in Warwick, which is for sale.Ray White marketing agent Josh Thomas said the property was primarily a private residence, but had most recently been used as a guesthouse and wedding venue.Mr Thomas said he had received a lot of interstate inquiries and had never marketed a property like it before.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus22 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market22 hours ago“This is something that doesn’t become available in Queensland that often — if ever,” he said.“It’s something I think that’s more common in Europe.”HOME BUYERS SKIP CRUCIAL CHECKSOne of the bathrooms inside ‘Abbey of the Roses’ in Warwick, which is for sale.Owners Sonia Hunt and Mark Cains fell in love with the property when they first saw it online.Mrs Hunt said she thought it was in England at first before noticing the sale price was in Australian dollars.It has been the couple’s home for the past eight years, but they want to sell to move closer to family.“It’s really surreal. You don’t feel like you own it because it’s not like a normal home,” Mrs Hunt said.“We could sleep in a different bed every night and feel like we’re on holiday for over a week.”One of the bedrooms inside ‘Abbey of the Roses’ in Warwick, which is going to auction.Gradually restoring the property to its former glory has been a labour of love for Mrs Hunt.“Fixing her up and feeling the love come back out of her — you just have this proud feeling you can’t put into words,” she said.The stained glass windows in the property at 8 Locke St, Warwick. Picture: Michele Helmrich.Records show the property last sold for $1.525 million in 2010.Spanning three levels, it includes a chapel, a grand dining room and function rooms, 14 bedrooms and 12 bathrooms.The chapel inside ‘Abbey of the Roses’ in Warwick, which is for sale.Designed by the same architect as the Breakfast Creek Hotel, the property also boasts stained glass from the same German company that made the glass windows of the Vatican and features a statue by the designer of the Statue of Liberty.The intricate timberwork inside the property at 8 Locke St, Warwick. Sonia Hunt and Mark Cains are selling their guesthouse and wedding venue, Abbey of the Roses, in Warwick.
The Palm Beach penthouse is all class.IT’S the stuff dreams are made of.With a raft of luxury features, beachfront views and an enviable rooftop terrace to top it all off, it doesn’t get much better than this penthouse.The lavish skyhome in Palm Beach’s Temple building is listed on the market with a $8.6 million price tag.It has some of the best views on the Coast.Imagine waking up to that view every day.The kitchens have plenty of space to cook up a storm.It has six bedrooms, seven bathrooms and two kitchens spread across two levels with an outdoor kitchen, pool and spa on the rooftop terrace.Kollosche Prestige Agents director Michael Kollosche, who is marketing the penthouse, said it was attracting interest from around the country.MORE NEWS: The house you can build in three hoursMORE NEWS: Neil Balnaves’ mansion hits the market“There’s been strong interest from Melbourne, Sydney and local buyers,” he said.“We expect to field a few offers over the next couple of weeks.”Mr Kollosche said the owners were part of the original syndicate that developed the building, which was finished in March 2017.He said they used the penthouse as a second home.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa12 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoThe floral carpets match the staircase’s wall mural.One of the penthouse’s six bedrooms.How’s this for a rooftop terrace.“The privacy and security that is afforded to the owners of this boutique building really appeals to them,” Mr Kollosche said.“However, it is the sheer size and proportions that allow them to comfortably house a large family and staff that make it very unique.”The residence has an eclectic style with luxury chandeliers in one room and a floral wall mural with matching carpets in another.“The owners travel all over the world and drew their inspiration from their travels,” Mr Kollosche said.He said the owners had decided to sell the penthouse so they could develop another property.It’s the perfect spot for entertaining.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 4:18Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -4:18 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels576p576p400p400p320p320p228p228pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenNovember 6: Prestige listings04:19
Expiration of the original Everton deal in 2019 saw the 22 year old seal a fresh 5-year deal with French side As Monaco for undisclosed fee but rumored to be between £12 and £15 million but struggled to break into Leonardo Jardim’s squad. Gala are currently at the 7th position on Super Lig table with 27 points in 17 matches. The Fatih Terim led side made a 5-0 whitewash of Antalyaspor in their last lig match and will next take on Adana Demirspor January 19. Read Also Team of the Decade: Nigeria’s Onyekuru listed Gala have a friendly match lined up against Adana Demirspor on Saturday and returnee Onyekuru is likely to feature in friendly ahead of his return to Super Lig action come January 19. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 In what could best be described as a business minded approach, Super Eagles forward Henry Onyekuru has set immediate target following his return on loan to Galatasaray. It is the former Eupen of Belgium star’s second coming to the Turkish club having enjoyed first loan sojourn with the club between 2017 and 2018 scoring 14 goals in 31 appearances. Onyekuru who described Gala as home after putting pen to paper on Sunday, revealed that his immediate target is to help the side finish the season’ strong.’ “Ready to give all I have to help finish the season strong” he enthused. Onyekuru whose performance at Eupen wowed many clubs and eventually gingered Everton to sign him for £7million in 2017, could however not play for the Toffess due to work permit problems, forcing the Nigerian international to spend the entire deal period on loan to Anderlecht and Galatasaray respectively. Super Eagles and Monaco ace Henry Onyekuru signs to begin his 2nd loan sojourn at GalatasarayAdvertisement Loading… Promoted ContentCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayShe Managed To Change The Lives Of Pakistan Women10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do7 African Actresses With Thick Skin Who Got Famous In HollywoodWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?10 Awesome TV Series That Got Cancelled Way Too Soon8 Shows You Didn’t Want To Watch At The End
“Later this week he was quoted not ‘interested’ to accept Napoli’s offer.” However, Osimhen is yet to sign on the dotted line and is thought to be keen to see who else comes in for him. According to the Daily Express, citing Football Italia, the striker feels pressured into joining Napoli and could yet steer clear. Furthermore, they claim he wants to move to the Premier League with Manchester United in his sights. read also:Osimhen turns down Napoli’s offer, targets Premier League United recently struck a deal to extend Odion Ighalo’s loan until January 2021, but his return to China will leave an opening in their squad. The Red Devils have relied on Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood this season. Pundit Owen Hargreaves is now expecting big things. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Lille striker, Victor Osimhen, is aspiring to join Manchester United after rejecting Napoli’s lofty offer. The Nigeria striker scored 18 goals and provided six assists in 38 appearances this season. That form has brought him to the attention of Liverpool, Barcelona and Real Madrid. But it was Napoli who moved first for the 21-year-old; the Serie A side striking a deal worth £50m this summer. Osimhen flew to Naples to hold meetings with coach Gennaro Gattuso and president Aurelio De Laurentiis. “Victor went to Naples with his representatives,” his agent Osita Okolo told Calcio Napoli 24. “We talked and exchanged views on the city: the impressions were good, to tell you the truth. “Victor isn’t always shy, although he would’ve preferred to make an important decision with less media exposure. “After meeting De Laurentiis, Giuntoli and Gattuso, he told me he needed some time to make a decision, without any pressure.Advertisement Loading… Promoted ContentThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World10 Of The Best Places Around The World To Go StargazingThe Best Actors To Start Their Careers On Soaps7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyBoys Deserve More Than Action-Hero Role Models90s Stunners Who Still Look GorgeousWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?8 Shows You Didn’t Want To Watch At The EndPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way
TICKET sales for the three One-Day Internationals between West Indies and Pakistan at the Guyana National Stadium, Providence, will be sold at rock-bottom prices and will be available to the Guyanese public by month-end at the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) office on Regent Road.Chronicle Sport confirmed yesterday that tickets are expected to cost $4 000 for the Red and Green Stands; $3 000 for the Orange Stand and $2 000 for the Grass Mound.The three ODIs are scheduled for April 7, 9 and 11 from 09:30hrs daily.The ODIs will be crucial, heading into the September 2017 cut-off date for the 2019 ICC World Cup qualification.Pakistan are currently ranked eighth on the ICC ODI rankings table, the last automatic-qualification spot, with 89 points while West Indies are five points behind them in ninth position with 84 points.If West Indies fail to get into the top eight spots by September, they must participate in the 2018 ICC World Cup Qualifier. That tournament is currently scheduled to be held in Bangladesh, although that may change if Bangladesh – currently ranked seventh with 91 points – gains an automatic qualification.Last year when the two teams met in an ODI series on West Indies tour of the UAE, Pakistan won the series 3-0.West Indies were in turmoil from the start of the tour after coach Phil Simmons was sacked on the eve of the team’s departure to Dubai.
Wisconsin’s frigid winter is setting in just as its in-state rivalries are heating up. The Badgers play four home games within the next two weeks, three of which are against opponents hailing from Wisconsin: UW-Green Bay, Marquette and UW-Milwaukee. The Badgers have flourished against these three in-state opponents, with an impressive 10-3 mark under head coach Bo Ryan.Despite their recurrent success, Ryan believes the upcoming home stand will be extremely competitive.”Every time we play they are hard fought games and games of interest,” Ryan said.As a veteran coach with 31 years of experience in Wisconsin, Ryan has a unique insider’s perspective on in-state competition. He credits the current high level of play in the state to what he calls the evolution of Wisconsin basketball. In other words, Ryan believes powerhouse programs such as UW-Milwaukee, Marquette and his own Badgers owe their well-known national success to improved coaching and facilities at the high school level. “The better the coaches get as instructors, the better basketball becomes … 30 or 40 years ago guys were coaching two or three sports … there are (also) better facilities at schools … I think it all leads to better basketball,” Ryan said.The development of Wisconsin basketball in recent years means more widespread talent and greater recruiting opportunities for the Badgers. As a result, this approaching four-game home stand is more than just about bragging rights, but persuading local talent to sign with the Badgers.Bo Ryan’s dominant tenure at UW certainly must be alluring to local recruits. In his five seasons as head coach, the Badgers have compiled a 60-3 record at the Kohl Center, including a 31-1 record in Big Ten home games.A little help from Tuck: This season, the Badgers are 5-1. Their prodigious offense has scored at least 70 points in every game this season. Team leader Alando Tucker is a major reason behind the strong start and high scoring. He continues his impressive play from last year as he leads the team in scoring, averaging 19.3 points per game.However, Tucker’s year has not been perfect. He suffered a nasal injury late in the first half at Wake Forest and now must wear a protective facial mask during games. Additionally, Tucker is struggling from the free-throw line. Since the season’s start, Tucker has made only 26 out of 46 attempts (57 percent).Coach Bo Ryan, however, reasons that the talented junior will overcome any early struggles, especially regarding free throws during key moments of the game.”Most of the players, that are playing at our level, have been at the line in crucial situations and had to make free throws,” Ryan said.The coach further alluded to Tucker’s free-throw problems, stating that free throws are really just a test of fundamentals, with players going on streaks and slumps.”Free-throw shooting just seems to be so streaky at times for some people,” added Ryan.”He went through a stretch last year where he hit just about everything and other times maybe not. So it’s something that’s a little streaky. Hopefully he’ll have his; he’ll be very consistent here in the future. That’s all you can hope for. He practices. He works at it. It’s just free throws are something where you have to, there’s a break in the action, you go to the line, and it’s just you, the ball and the rim, and you’ve got to knock them down.”