Jevon McFerrin Steps into Hamilton’s Title Role

first_imgJevon McFerrin Jevon McFerrin, who has portrayed the titular role in Hamilton as an alternate to headliner Javier Muñoz, will step into the role beginning on February 23. Muñoz is taking a medical leave to recover from a physical injury and will return to the production following his recuperation.McFerrin previously appeared on Broadway and on the national tour of Motown. He joins the growing number of accomplished actors to depict America’s Founding Father and first Treasury Secretary in Hamilton. Miguel Cervantes heads the cast in Chicago, and Michael Luwoye (the title character’s previous alternate) is Hamilton in the national touring company opening next month in San Francisco. Muñoz himself performed as the alternate to Hamilton creator and the musical’s original star, Lin Manuel-Miranda before taking over the role last year. Jon Rua, a returning member of the original cast, and Donald Webber Jr. will perform as McFerrin’s alternates.McFerrin joins a cast that includes Brandon Victor Dixon as Aaron Burr, Mandy Gonzalez as Angelica Schuyler, Lexi Lawson as Eliza Schuyler, Alysha Deslorieux as Peggy Schuyler and Maria Reynolds, Bryan Terrell Clark as George Washington, Taran Killam as King George III and J. Quinton Johnson as Hercules Mulligan and James Madison. Anthony Lee Medina will take on the role of John Laurens and Philip Hamilton in March, stepping in for Jordan Fisher. Hamilton Related Showscenter_img from $149.00 View Commentslast_img read more

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Making digital signage work for you

first_imgAs the financial services industry becomes more complex and competitive, keeping members informed, educated and entertained becomes increasingly critical. Countertop flyers, brochure racks, and paper posters hung on walls or windows may no longer be the most effective way to communicate with your current and potential members. Paper doesn’t always receive a lot of attention these days, quickly becomes stale and isn’t very cost-effective. The more information a credit union needs to communicate, the more paper marketing materials make a branch cluttered, disorganized and unattractive.These days, members expect something other than traditional paper marketing, especially those members who live on their phones and view digital displays as an extension of that medium. According to my research, which included the DBSI 2018 Digital Benchmarking Survey, people who are exposed to digital signage are better informed, have higher recall rates for the messaging, and are more easily motivated to engage in conversations about products and services. Digital signage can be a way to eliminate paper brochures and grab members’ attention. (Here’s an image of our digital brochure rack.)Let’s say that you’ve made the decision to deploy digital signage. Next comes the hard part: defining your strategy, vision and success factors, figuring out who is going to create and manage the content, and deciding how you will keep it fresh and relevant. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Joshua visits match venue for Ruiz rematch

first_imgRelatedPosts Tyson Fury to Anthony Joshua: Don’t risk fighting Usyk Saudi may have enough uranium deposits to make nuclear fuel – Reports Anthony Joshua, Okolie plot world title double Anthony Joshua has had his first look at the 16,000-seater purpose-built arena in Saudi Arabia, which will host his world title rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr.Joshua’s clash with Ruiz Jr will be for the WBA, WBO and IBF world heavyweight titles he lost to the Mexican back in June at Madison Square Garden.Ruiz Jr knocked Joshua down on four occasions en route to a seventh-round TKO in New York in one of the biggest shocks in boxing history.But in just under two weeks time on the outskirts of Saudi’s capital Riyadh, Joshua will attempt to win his belts back.Ruiz Jr headed out to the Middle East earlier this week to begin final preparations for the huge heavyweight clash.And earlier, AJ arrived and immediately visited the arena which will hold 16,000 fans on December 7.Eddie Hearn tweeted: “AJ touches down in Saudi! @diriyahseason @skysportsboxing @dazn_usa,” alongside a video of Joshua overlooking the stadium.Joshua said earlier this week on his preparations: “We haven’t done anything differently mentally, I am a champion. I walked into the gym and three years later I was Olympic champion.“I have had one loss but I am not about to become a p*ssy overnight and not be able to fight.“I can fight, that is it, I don’t need to reflect on that, I just need to win.”Ruiz Jr came out in the first fight with his fast hands and stunned a slow and lethargic Joshua.“I don’t think he’s going to try, how can I say this, go head-to-head with me. But if he does, even better,” Ruiz Jr said.The event is expected to be a sell-out in the desert, with promoter Hearn confirming that 6,000 Brits are travelling to the showpiece.Joshua is hoping to become a two-time world heavyweight champion, the first Englishman to do so since Lennox Lewis did in the 1990s. Tags: Andy Ruiz JrAnthony JoshuaSaudi Arabialast_img read more

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Reds apologise over Twitter error

first_img The club had asked on Twitter for suggestions of a three-song playlist to go out over the speaker system at Anfield just prior to kick-off in Sunday’s Barclays Premier League match there between the Merseysiders and bitter rivals Manchester United. One response read: “Come fly with me – Frank Sinatra. Always look on the bright side of life – Eric Idle. I like to move it – Reel to Real” – three songs associated with making fun of the 1958 tragedy in Munich which claimed the lives of 23 people, including eight United players. Liverpool replied with: “Have you been sneaking a look at the dressing room iPod?” An apology was subsequently issued, with a club spokesperson saying: “Liverpool Football Club responded quickly to correct the error of judgement that was made last night on its official Twitter account in responding to a distasteful and inappropriate Tweet. “The club took decisive action and the comment was deleted swiftly. “We apologise, unreservedly, for any offence that was caused by this mistake.” Press Associationcenter_img Liverpool have apologised for any offence caused by a message posted on their official Twitter account which appeared to mock the Munich air disaster.last_img read more

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Promoting Human Dignity in Policy and Culture

first_imgLiberia has been and continues to be a victim of human indignity and all forms of abuses. For almost two (2) centuries now, the visibility of human dignity is yet too far from its shore as humiliation, degradation and dehumanization permeates nearly every facet of the society. There is a resounding public outcry currently to guarantee the rights of all citizens and non-citizens as our nation proceeds toward 2017. Considering existing realities and available facts, we cannot overemphasize the pressing need to promote human dignity through public policy and culture. It is time for Liberia to shift from compromising human dignity to protecting it. Too often, we give impunity free space to stifle human dignity. Too often, we bury justice to protect culprits of human rights violations. Too often we forget to promote equal rights and privileges. The respect for human rights and dignity in Liberia is fundamental to sustaining peace and genuine national development. We cannot hope for a better Liberia when our women and girls are abused each day by atrocious elements. We have no grounds to brag about human dignity in Liberia when improved conditions are not created for our brothers and sisters with visual impairment to access quality education in institutions of higher learning. I thought we took an oath to uphold the values of human dignity, parity and justice. Sadly, after 168 years of sovereignty and nationhood, we are still witnessing the mass murder of these inherent ideals. Many are now asking ‘when will our nation triumph over rape, harassment, intimidation, torture, labor abuse, social exclusion, trafficking, exploitation, and poverty?’ These degrading and inhumane treatments have become entrenched in our society as a result of weak laws, corrupt systems and unrefined cultural practices. Liberia can only rise above these existing challenges and budding risks if its citizens are willing to promote equality, human dignity, diversity and justice. If only these tenets and ethical standards were put in action yesterday, our nation and its people would not have gone through fifteen (15) years of bloodletting and brutality. Today, we are mourning the deaths of over 250,000 Liberians as a result of our failure to adopt the culture of human dignity. Whenever state actors give less attention to protecting human rights, it breeds a volatile society. The fragile peace Liberians currently enjoy is only possible beyond the drawdown of UNMIL next year if inclusive and realistic modalities are employed to bridge the gap between the haves and the have-nots. The wave of abuses in Liberia since 2003 especially against vulnerable people is too disturbing. If it is not sexual exploitation, it is trafficking. If it is not trafficking, it is forced marriage. If it is not forced marriage, it is labor abuse. It is a time for us to sincerely stand up against these visible cruelties if Liberia must regain its status among the comity of nations. If rape is humiliating, then it means female genital mutilation (FGM) is also humiliating. If sex for grades is dehumanizing, then it means sex for money is also dehumanizing. We cannot continue to live in a country of equal citizenship, but unequal opportunities. It is only in the midst of equal opportunities that human dignity will emerge victorious in Liberia. The social, economic and political plan of our country must reflect human dignity at all times. We must never make mistake to derive a roadmap without including those basic principles of dignity. The message of equal rights and respect for all human beings is essential to maintaining national stability and mutually. Peace starts and ends with human dignity. The denial of one’s rights and privileges is the beginning of conflict and disintegration. Everyone deserves a happy life full of respect and honor. It is wrong to humiliate, dehumanize and degrade people simply because of their status, creed, culture, sex, age, physical abilities and political affiliation. The best solution to our problem in Liberia is to treat everyone with respect and dignity. We cannot talk about human freedom without talking about human dignity. Today, our Constitution and other international protocols guarantee human dignity at all levels. The 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights also guarantees human dignity. The Charter of the United Nations, which came into force on October 24, 1945, is in total support of human dignity, equality and justice. The first pillar of the Millennium Development Goals, which highlights the need to eradicate poverty and hunger globally, is in adherence to the doctrine of human dignity. The respect for cultural diversity is very paramount to any democratic society. Considering the variation in traditional beliefs, it is crucial to promote human dignity through culture. There can be no harmony if respect for one’s culture is overlooked and suppressed. However, every culture must take into keen consideration human dignity and fundamental human rights. Today, in Liberia, certain cultural practices are in total violation of human dignity and basic human rights. We agree that there are some good cultural practices, but there are also some bad ones. We must work along with local and traditional leaders to alleviate bad cultural practices such as female genital mutilation, forced labor, forced marriage, etc. Having outlined few practices contrary to human dignity that remain ingrained in our society today, we would like to henceforth recommend the following:1. That a National Stakeholder and Dialogue Conference be held on Human Dignity, Equality, and Equity.2. That a Taskforce or Committee be established in each electoral district or county to exclusively promote Human Dignity.3. That tougher legislations or laws be enacted to ensure total adherence to the principles of human dignity.4. That Human Dignity and Human Rights be taught in secondary and tertiary institutions around the country. About The Author: Martin K. N. Kollie is a Liberian youth activist, student leader, an emerging economist, and a young writer. He is currently a student at the University of Liberia reading Economics.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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IT’S THEM! COUPLE FROM DONEGAL COLLECT THEIR €12M CHEQUE FROM LOTTO HEADQUARTERS

first_imgBREAKING NEWS: A couple from Co Donegal has collected a cheque for over €12m from the National Lottery.They won the midweek jackpot with a €12 quick-pick ticket bought at the American House shop in Bundoran.The couple, who wish to remain anonymous, told National Lottery staff that they have nothing definite planned for their winnings yet. A spokesman for the Lotto told Donegal Daily “Yes, the couple have collected their cheque and we can confirm they are from Co Donegal.”No other details of the couple have been released in a bid to keep their identity secret.Special has mounted since yesterday that a soldier based at Finner Camp owned the winning ticket.Saturday’s Lotto jackpot stands at a guaranteed €2m.  IT’S THEM! COUPLE FROM DONEGAL COLLECT THEIR €12M CHEQUE FROM LOTTO HEADQUARTERS was last modified: June 7th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegaljackpotlottolast_img read more

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