Daveed Diggs Is Back! Watch the Hamilton Fave Perform

first_imgDaveed Diggs We’ve got our right hand man back! Hamilton Tony winner Daveed Diggs is currently focusing on his experimental hip-hop group clipping; the L.A. based rap collective will release their latest album Splendor & Misery on September 9. Diggs recently stopped by The Late Late Show with James Corden to perform “A Better Place.” He also spoke about hearing Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton demo tape for the first time and now being able to text his rap idol, MC Hammer. “We text now!” Diggs said. “Real talk! My palms get real sweaty. I do lots of drafts.” Good to have you back, Daveed! Enjoy the clips below! View Comments Daveed Diggs Star Fileslast_img

SECU names Michael Lord CEO

first_imgThe board of directors of the $33.7 billion State Employees’ Credit Union appointed Michael J. Lord at its new president/CEO Wednesday.He succeeds SECU President/CEO Jim Blaine who announced his retirement in May after 37 years of service.Lord joined the Raleigh, N.C.-based SECU in 1975 and served as its CFO since 1986. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img

Gold Coast’s top 10 sales fetch more than $1.5 million each

first_img The Gold Coast’s top 10 sales last week: 22 Marine Pde, Kingscliff – $3.2 million18 Anglers Esp, Runaway Bay – $3.11 million26 Petrel Ave, Mermaid Beach – $1.83 million 2903/18 Enderley Av, Surfers Paradise – $1.75 million5705/4 The Esplanade, Surfers Paradise – $1.6 million3 Donegal Cr, Bundall – $1.6 million44/47 Broadbeach Bvd, Broadbeach – $1.6 million63 Hillview Pde, Ashmore – $1.6 million15 St Clair Ct, Maudsland – $1.59 million53 Limetree Pde, Runaway Bay – $1.55 million It has views of the ocean from most of the rooms.A Mermaid Beach home at 26 Petrel Ave was third in line, selling for $1.83 million.The CoreLogic data shows the Gold Coast has 681 houses on the market that are listed for more than $1 million and 151 units. Kingscliff’s renowned Greek restaurant, Taverna, with neighbouring classic beach house at 22 Marine Parade was the top sale last week, after fetching $3.2 million.THE top 10 property sales across the Gold Coast last week were all more than $1.5 million, according to latest CoreLogic data.Kingscliff’s renowned Greek restaurant, Taverna, with neighbouring classic beach house set the bar, selling for $3.2 million after more than two months on the market. The beach house has views of the coastline from Fingal to Kingscliff Creek.Marketing agent Nick Witheriff, of LJ Hooker Kingscliff, said a local specialist doctor bought the property at 22 Marine Parade.He said the buyer planned to move into the five bedroom two-storey home, which had sweeping views of the coastline from Fingal to Kingscliff Creek.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa18 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoThey also intended to continue to lease out the building that was occupied by the popular local restaurant.“The good news for locals is that the buyers will look at securing Taverna Restaurant on a long-term lease for its customers to enjoy the fine food and beverages on offer to the area,” he said.A beachfront home at 18 Anglers Esplanade, Runaway Bay, achieved the second highest sale after fetching $3.11 million. The restaurant and beach house sit on a 911sq m block at 22 Marine Pde, Kingscliff.center_img Inside Taverna, which is a popular Greek eatery in Kingscliff. The Mermaid Beach home at 26 Petrel Ave achieved the third highest sale. The Runaway Bay home at 18 Anglers Esplanade was the Coast’s second highest sale.last_img read more

Italy’s Enasarco seeks to polish image with new governance code

first_img“We also need to work to enforce the identification and separation of different responsibilities,” he added. As things stand, Enasarco’s definition of tasks among the different fund entities is unclear, Boco said.He conceded it had low skill requirements and a lack of appropriate mechanisms for managing conflicts of interest.Some six years ago, Enasarco was involved in a big scandal surrounding the sale of its property portfolio. Its then president Donato Porreca and others were accused of accepting bribes from property developer and financier Stefano Ricucci, who stood to gain from acquiring the portfolio.At the beginning of 2012, there was another scandal over an error made by the pension fund’s previous management, which led to a controversial investment in two hedge funds.Most recently, questions have been asked in the Italian Parliament about buildings owned by Enasarco.Based on old contracts stipulated in the past, some buildings have allegedly been let too cheaply to politicians, trade unionists and former Enasarco officials.As part of the internal project on governance, Enasarco has also been making efforts to encourage the pensions industry as a whole to take a good look at itself and shore up governance practices with internationally used standards.To this end, back in November, it organised a two-day seminar in Rome on the governance of pension fund investment.The event, which had been prompted by the president, focused on examples of existing best practice and international models.Claudio Pinna, managing director at Aon Hewitt Consulting in Rome, and Francesco Verbaro, professor at the Italian School for Public Administration, have been working on the project with Enasarco.Italy’s most recent reform of the pension system, which was introduced by Elsa Fornero, the minister of Labour, Social Policies and Gender Equality in Mario Monti’s technocrat government at the end of 2011, has opened the way for a further development of the supplementary pension funds market. If this is going to happen, Pinna and Verbaro argue, the pensions governance process needs to be improved.The Rome seminar covered governance issues and good practice used internationally and also set down the framework for a set of legislative reforms to be introduced in Italy.Pinna said one of the main governance issues for Italian pension funds was the balance between professionalism and representation of the members. Other key themes include the clear attribution of management roles and responsibilities, managing conflicts of interests, a clear definition of the investment decision-making process and disclosures of activities.So what is the best way to address these points? “By considering the solutions already adopted at international level, but, in the end, also coming up with something that is in line with the specific Italian situation,” said Pinna.Boco added that, even in the absence of any firm legislation forcing professional pension funds to self-regulate on governance, the funds were aware they needed to improve their governance.“We think along the same lines as Adepp (the association of pension funds for liberal professions) – that we need to specify the duties and responsibilities of each body and entity in greater detail,” he said.“Whenever possible, we need to set measurable objectives so  the performance of each director and entity can be easily examined,” he said.Pension funds also need to enforce the skill requirements for internal bodies, he said, with the governing body then regularly reviewing management’s collective skill set and considering whether it is enough.“Third, we need to adopt adequate self regulation to prevent and manage conflicts of interest,” Boco said.Verbaro sees self-regulation as the preferable route for Italian pension funds to better governance.“But, in the end, if they can’t do this, then a compulsory solution would probably be more efficient,” he said.Verbaro believes management teams at pension funds in Italy are going to become more rather than less concerned about their responsibilities.But stumbling blocks remain.“Probably, it is a question of culture,” he said. “Members of the boards need, for example, to understand that their role has more to do with defining and monitoring investment strategy than taking decisions on specific single investments.” Italian pension fund Enasarco has been working hard to allay lingering doubts about its integrity following several asset management scandals by pioneering a new governance code.Enasarco – the pension fund for sales agents in Italy – said it hoped that putting the new code in place would increase external confidence in its processes.Brunetto Boco, president at Enasarco, which has assets of about €7bn, said: “For the last two years, we have been working to improve our governance, changing the statute and introducing a code of conduct and rules to strengthen accountability and disclosure. It’s an initiative of our own, born out of the need to prevent risks in investment performance and conflicts of interest.”The pension fund needs to have adequate internal controls to make sure government bodies, as well as the fund’s management, act according to the objectives set out in the fund’s by-laws, statutes, contract and internal code, Boco said.last_img read more

Buy your slice of Australia’s celebrity playground

first_imgVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:51Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:51 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p432p432p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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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 Rate1xFullscreenStarting your hunt for a dream home00:51It is a popular holiday destination for the rich and mega famous and now you have the chance to buy a piece of Australia’s holiday playground.Six homesites are being offered on Hamilton Island, with prices starting from just $749,000 for a vacant block. MORE NEWS: Block of land on Millionaires’ Row fetches an eye-watering price Australia’s sexiest pool for sale with resort favoured by stars Taylor Swift posted this picture of herself being visited on Hamilton Island by a cockatoo to twitter @taylorswift13The airport offers direct access from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Cairns. “Currently on Hamilton Island there are over 800 privately owned properties that range in price from around $260,000 for a one bed apartment, to luxurious homes that exude creativity, form and function that can go for in excess of $10,000,000,” the campaign material said.The cheapest lot on offer in the latest deal is a 775 sqm block that is nestled in bushland just meters from the iconic Hamilton Island Chapel.The most expensive vacant block is on the market for offers between $1.75 million and $1.95 million, and consists of 2118 sqm of absolute waterfront land. Insane houses on the market right now Six vacant lots are being sold on Hamilton IslandThe blocks are being sold by six separate owners as part of a “cooperative”, with the most exclusive vacant block on the market for offers between $1.75 million and $1.95 million. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus12 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market12 hours agoAn Instagram photo of Chris Hemsworth on Hamilton Island. Hemsworth and his family are regular visitors to the island. Picture: Chris Hemsworth/InstagramThe “Queen’s hairdresser”, Michael Jackson’s daughter Paris, and renowned DJ, Avici, who died in April, are also rumoured to have visited the tropical island in recent months. But its permanent and semi-permanent residents remain extremely private, with the sale of properties often kept hush hush. Bob Oatley watches Wild Oats XI at the Start of the Sydney to Hobart Yacht race in Sydney Harbour. pic Mark EvansSince taking ownership of the Whitsundays island paradise, which is affectionately known as Hamo, it has become a magnet for celebrities and the well-heeled, both as a holiday destination and a home.Celebrity visitors have included Oprah Winfrey, Taylor Swift, Leonardo DiCaprio, Johnny Depp, Pink and Australia’s own, Chris Hemsworth. Jailed lawyer sells mega mansion You could fly to Hamilton Island for the weekend in about the same time it takes to get home in peak hour traffic in Sydney. (Image / Monique Harmer)“There is product for a whole range of price points,” he said. “And since the election, interest in available land and properties has really picked up.“We get about 15 to 20 inquiries a week from buyers actively looking at Hamilton Island … for some it is easier to go sailing on Hamo than to get to Pittwater to pop the boat in.” The view from one of the lots up for grabsHamilton Island Real Estate agent Boyd Jackson, who is leading the campaign, said the island’s location and privacy were major drawcards for the mega wealthy.But he said many visitors were surprised by what they could get on their budget.“We have people who have been holidaying here for years who didn’t realise until they came in to our office that they could afford to buy here,” he said. “Equally, we have had people come in wearing thongs and boardies and you wouldn’t know if they had $5 or $50 million.”Hamilton Island opened as a resort in 1984 and was bought by the late Aussie winemaker and millionaire businessman Bob Oatley and his family in 2003. The Oatley family are also renowned for their super yacht Wild Oats, which has repeatedly taken line honours in the Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race. And artists impression of a proposed house design for Lot ZIB, with the house and land package price starting from $2.7 millionMr Jackson said about 25 per cent of current owners on the island were from Sydney, and about 15 per cent were from Melbourne, hence why they were targeting the interstate market.But the campaign will also be pushed out in Queensland, with a number of high net worth locals also calling the resort island home, or, at the very least, their holiday home.“When they aren’t in their business-type attire they are in thongs and boardies and just as feral as the rest of us,” Mr Jackson laughed. “Anonymity and being able to just relax and mix with the community is a big selling point.” Hamilton Island Yacht Club. Picture: Hamilton IslandMr Jackson said many owners “commuted” from the island to the capital cities, with a flight to a major capital city often faster than fighting through peak hour traffic.Others worked solely from the island, he said, while others used their holiday homes a few times a year and then put their properties in to the holiday letting pool. Talk show queen Oprah Winfrey and celebrity chef Curtis Stone on Hamilton Island (AP Photo/Harpo Productions Inc., George Burns) NO SALESSales material for the new vacant lots, seen by News Corp Australia, said the island was seeing a “peak” in popularity and demand for land. The resort island has its own yacht club and marina, a golf club, the five star Qualia resort, shopping precincts, its own domestic airport, a primary school, medical centre and other amenities. last_img read more

Saudi Aramco, partners launch JV to manage giant maritime complex

first_imgSaudi Aramco, Lamprell, Bahri and Hyundai Heavy Industries have officially launched their International Maritime Industries (IMI) joint venture that will be responsible for the management of the multi-billion dollar maritime and offshore yard being built in Saudi Arabia’s Ras Al-Khair.According to Saudi Aramco, when fully operational in 2022, this integrated maritime yard for construction and repair of vessels and offshore drilling platforms will be one of the largest full-service maritime facilities. It will have the capacity to build more than 11 fixed offshore platforms and four drilling rigs per year.“This new joint venture localizes essential links for Saudi Aramco’s supply chain related to offshore drilling and shipping activities, which will lead to optimized cost, reduced response times and improved agility for Saudi Aramco and its affiliates,” Saudi Aramco said Friday.The nearly 12 million square-meter facility will be the largest in the region in terms of production capacity and scale.The yard will have the capacity to build more than 11 fixed offshore platforms and four drilling rigs per year.Lamprell will be the technical partner in two zones focusing on construction of jackup drilling rigs as well as maintenance, repair and overhaul (“MRO”) services for jackup drilling rigs and commercial vessels, with HHI taking responsibility for the two zones focusing on the construction and MRO services for offshore support vessels and the construction of commercial vessels.The yard is expected to be partially operational by 2019 with full functionality reached by 2022.Worth noting, Saudi Aramco has committed to an offtake agreement for construction of 20 offshore jackup drilling rigs over a 10-year period as well as provision of MRO services for jackup drilling rigs.The offtake agreement allows Saudi Aramco to nominate its newly-formed Saudi drilling joint venture between Saudi Aramco and Rowan as the offtaker. Until the maritime yard is operational, JVCo is expected to subcontract some of this work, with significant component parts of the first two jackup drilling rigs expected to be subcontracted to Lamprell’s yards in the UAE in 2018, Lamprell recently said.[mappress mapid=”3078″]CEO named tooAs part of the official joint venture launch on Friday, Fathi K. Al-Saleem was named as the company’s CEO. Al-Saleem has more than 23 years’ experience at Saudi Aramco and led the feasibility and commercial development stages of International Maritime Industries, Saudi Aramco said.He said: “International Maritime Industries is positioned to be a global competitor and a regional hub for maritime products and services. Through our combination of technology, integrated facilities and supply chain efficiencies, we are redefining what it means to partner with customers for maritime advancement.”According to available information, the project, named King Salman International Complex for Maritime Industries and Services will contribute about 17 billion dollars to the Kingdom’s GDP and will create more than 80,000 direct and indirect jobs by 2030.Offshore Energy Today Stafflast_img read more

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich’s daughter Sofia looking for love

first_img No doubt the daughter of the businessman, investor, politician and Chelsea owner will not be short of offers. Sofia, who is one of the billionaire’s seven children, was born in Russia before moving to England with the rest of her family in 2003. But Abramovic split from her mother in 2007 – which cost him a whopping £155million. The 24-year-old has lived a life of luxury which has consisted of being taken to school in a helicopter and driven everywhere in bullet-proof Range Rovers. She graduated in 2018 at the Royal Holloway University in London – where she had the choice of two mansions to live in. Abramovich’s daughter is a huge lover of horses and has even represented Russia at showjumping. Read Also:Rejuvenated Abramovich to go ‘all in’ with Lampard’s Chelsea The 25-year-old did not have a Valentine, but a number of the biggest sporting stars took to Instagram to show their softer side today. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 #Soccer Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich’s daughter Sofia looking for love as she posts Valentine’s Day plea in bikini on yacht https://t.co/t8APO6739J— Football News (@soccerMeraki) February 14, 2020 Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich’s daughter is searching for a Valentine’s date – and wants everyone to know about it. AD285130919Sofia Abramovich.jpg Sofia, 25, shared a snap of herself on a yacht in Spain as she admitted she is looking for love.The Russian billionaire’s daughter regularly bombards her 22,700 Instagram followers with pictures of her luxurious lifestyle. But it was a different story on Valentine’s Day as she revealed she did NOT have a date. She shared a bikini-clad picture which showed her standing on the edge of a yacht as she looked into the water. Alongside it, she added the caption: “Looking for a date for Valentine’s like.” Loading…last_img read more

More Repairs Force Crews To Delay U.S. 52 Reopening

first_imgThe reopening of U.S. 52 east of Brookville has been pushed back past May 1, an Indiana Department of Transportation official said. The road is now slated to open during the second week of May.Highway crews have completed the soil nailing process on the slide but additional repair work is required.“Wish we would have gotten open a little faster but it needs a little more extensive repair,” said INDOT spokesperson Harry Maginity said.“I was thinking it might open before that, but because of the type of repairs we have to do there our technical service people said the second week of May it would be open.”The soil nail process includes 20-foot shafts installed into the bank in a pattern. Maginity added the installation comes with a working guarantee to hold the slide for a number of years.The slide repairs have been ongoing since April 2, as a result of the harsh winter.last_img read more

Bill Westerfeld

first_imgBilly “Bill” Edward Westerfeld passed away on Thursday, May 2, 2019 on the farm that he was raised on in Decatur County, Indiana.  The son of Oscar and Virgie (nee: Henderson) Westerfeld was born on March 5, 1931 in Decatur County, Indiana.  He was 88 years old.He worked as an independent contractor over the road truck driver for many years before retiring. Bill was a veteran of the United States Air Force.Bill’s hobbies were fishing, camping, being outdoors, and working with his tractors, piddling in his work shop and going to McDonald’s for coffee with his friends.  Most of all, he was a proud grandpa and great grandpa.He is survived by his children, Rita (Mark) Belter of Greensburg, Tina Westerfeld of Greensburg along with two grandchildren, Kristy (Brett) Osting and Kevin (Angela) Belter, and three great grandchildren, Gracie and Luke Osting, Josie Belter and one on the way, and his brother Roger Westerfeld of Greensburg.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings, Roy Westerfeld, Bob Westerfeld, Paul Westerfeld and Joann Shonk.Visitation will be Monday, May 6, 2019 from 6-8 pm at Meyers Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be 10:00 am on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church – Crossroads. Pastor, Creighton Leptak, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery with military honors conducted by the Ripley County VFW Post 3183 and Prell-Brand American Legion Post 271.Memorials may be given to the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church or the New Point Fire Department. Online condolences www.meyersfuneralhome.com.last_img read more

Susie Young, 73

first_imgSusie Young, 73, passed away on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at Aspen Place Health Campus in Greensburg.  Born, May 25, 1946 in Indianapolis, Indiana, she was the daughter of George Allen and Edna P. (Combs) Raines.   Susie graduated from University High School in 1964. She was a housewife and also worked in the cafeteria at Rosenmund Elementary School in Greensburg. Susie was very involved and active in the Cancer Support Group at Decatur County Memorial Hospital. She was married to Stephen Young on January 28, 1966 in Bloomington and he preceded her in death on August 2, 2008.  Susie is survived by one son; Jeff (Dana) Young, Greensburg, two daughters; Michelle (Jim) Ferguson, Indianapolis, Paula (Eric) Blodgett, Greensburg, one brother; James Allen (Kay) Raines, Bloomington, six grandchildren; Paige Moody, Logan Moody, Halle Ferguson, Grace Young, Zack Blodgett, Ethan Blodgett, and two great grandsons; Landon Westhafer and Lincoln Westhafer. Susie was preceded in death by her parents, and husband; Stephen Young.  Visitation will be at Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home on Friday, February 7, 2020 from 4-7:30 pm.  In lieu of flowers, Susie requested memorial contributions be made to Wounded Warrior Project, American Cancer Society, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, or Our Hospice.  Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.comlast_img read more