Tix Now On Sale to See Jim Parsons in An Act of God on B’way

first_imgIn The Beginning Jim Parsons was all about The Big Bang Theory…but then Broadway beckoned and he’s become the ultimate proponent of Creationism! Tickets are now available to see the Emmy winner play God (the Almighty) in An Act of God on the Great White Way. Directed by Joe Mantello, the stage adaptation of The Last Testament: A Memoir By God, will begin performances on May 5 at that most holy of places, Studio 54. Opening night is set for May 28. An Act of God Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 2, 2015 Related Shows Casting of two angels, the design team and the end date of the limited engagement will be announced shortly. Although the show is playing at Roundabout’s Studio 54, it is not a Roundabout production. This is the Word of the Lord. View Comments The Creator Himself has written the Play, which has been transcribed by Emmy-winning The Daily Show head writer and executive producer David Javerbaum. God (through His press agent) has billed the show as such: “A 90-minute conversation in which I will reveal the mysteries of the Bible and answer some of the greatest existential questions that plague mankind.” In an early statement, He said, “This Play will help clear up the fallacy that I’m old fashioned…and instead reveal the true Me: up-to-date and holier-than-you.”last_img read more

Online court records panel close to making its recommendations

first_imgOnline court records panel close to making its recommendations Online court records panel close to making its recommendations June 15, 2005 Regular Newscenter_img For more than a year, the Florida Supreme Court Committee on Privacy and Court Records has grappled with how to make public court records available on the Internet, while dealing with the competing values of privacy and openness.Now Jon Mills, chair of the committee, wants to hear from you.He said he will consider all input until the report is finalized during a June 22 meeting at the Orange County Courthouse in Orlando. The meeting will be held in the Judicial Conference Room from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.A majority of the committee voted to publish nonconfidential court records on the Internet—except, for now, records in juvenile, family, and probate cases. Some members of the committee remain in strong disagreement.Especially controversial is a recommendation that lawyers would have new responsibilities under proposed Rule 2.051, Public Access to Judicial Branch Records. Lawyers would be expected to keep confidential information out of court files, certify that it has been done, and pay the price if it hasn’t been.“There is unanimity that this openness be balanced with a cautious set of policies designed to protect privacy. Before records can be released electronically, a number of precautionary measures must be taken by lawyers, clerks of court, and judges to protect confidential information and to prevent unnecessary information from coming into court files to begin with.. . . ,” Mills wrote in an op-ed piece published in the May 31 St. Petersburg Times. “Florida is an open state, but also a state that recognizes privacy rights in our constitution. The committee’s proposals are an effort to strike a balance. The committee also recognizes that the problem of information privacy extends far beyond policies about court records. The legislative branches of state and federal government—the Florida Legislature and the U.S. Congress—have significant power to protect citizens and to set limits on the commercial exchange of personal information.“If citizens agree or disagree, they must make their voices heard.” Direct written comments to Jon Mills, Committee on Privacy and Court Records, Supreme Court of Florida, 500 S. Duval St., Tallahassee, 32399-1900; or by e-mail at [email protected] The committee’s draft report and recommendations are available on the Florida Supreme Court Web site at www.flcourts.org. See also the May 15 issue of The Florida Bar News (available on the Bar’s Web site at floridabar.org) for a more in-depth look at the issue.last_img read more

LPFA selects four managers ahead of £150m alternative credit push

first_imgBeating 31 other applicants, the fund appointed Apollo Management International, Ares Management, Babson Capital and GSO Capital to the framework.According to the LPFA’s most recent annual report, none of the companies ran any money for the fund in 2013-14.It is understood the LPFA has yet to settle on which of the four managers to seed with capital but expects to complete the appointment by the end of March. The strategy will aim to invest in a range of high-yield debt, including distressed debt, trade finance, real estate debt, leveraged senior loans and mezzanine debt.Additionally, the LPFA said the managers would be allowed to initiate a direct lending programme but also be required, for a portion of the mandate, to remain liquid enough so that it could be liquidated within a three-month timeframe.In its Statement of Investment Principles, the LPFA said it regarded illiquid investments as holdings that could not be easily converted into cash within three years “without making LPFA a forced seller”.The holdings would form part of the fund’s 30% benchmark allocation to illiquid assets, with a further 55% in liquid assets and the remaining 15% in total return holdings.A recent report showed record interest in high-yield issuances, with law firm White & Case reporting European leveraged loan allocations of €116bn in 2014.A number of UK and European investors have also pursued direct lending investments.Recently, ATP, PensionDanmark and Danica committed DKK1bn (€134m) to an SME loan fund.The UK’s Pension Protection Fund (PPF) last year said it was similarly considering a £150m allocation to direct lending.For more on why local authorities have decided to push ahead with national framework agreements, read IPE’s interview with the Norfolk Pension Fund The London Pensions Fund Authority (LPFA) has appointed four alternative credit managers to a framework agreement ahead of a £150m (€206m) push into the asset class.The £4.8bn fund launched the framework tender last summer, with the process allowing all of the UK’s other local government pension schemes (LGPS) to consider the managers without launching a standalone tender.It is the latest national framework agreement designed for the LGPS following a recent agreement covering legal advice and ones for custodian and investment consultancy services overseen by the Norfolk Pension Fund.  The LPFA said its initial commitment to alternative credit would be worth up to £150m, with the strategies aiming to return 10-15%, with only minimal leveraging of the segregated account.last_img read more

DC United captain Wayne Rooney’s MLS career by the numbers so far

first_img“I remain fully focused on giving my all for the team for the rest of this season and repaying the support shown by the Black-and-Red faithful by hopefully delivering an MLS Cup to Audi Field.”- @WayneRooney #DCU pic.twitter.com/uB8ywLmQhO— D.C. United (@dcunited) August 6, 201943 – Rooney might now be 33, but he is a near ever-present for DC, playing 43 matches for the club so far, tied for second in MLS during that time.23 – The former Manchester United star played in a deeper role at times before moving to MLS, but he has been a striker at DC and has scored 23 times in MLS. Only three players have scored more in that period.21.3 – Rooney, by scoring 23, has bettered his xG, although that statistic also has him fourth in MLS over that time.19 – Of his strikes, Rooney has scored 19 times with his right foot. That is the most of any MLS star since he left Everton.6 – The ex-England ace is renowned for his ability to shoot from distance and that is evident in another two statistics in which he has led the way in MLS. He has scored more goals from outside the box (six) than any other player, with more of those (four) coming from direct free-kicks than any rival.14 – Rooney can be a creator, too, though, and he has 14 assists in a DC uniform. He has created 101 chances in all. Wayne Rooney’s MLS career will be cut short in January after he agreed a deal to leave DC United for Derby County.The former England captain has turned around DC’s fortunes since moving stateside just over a year ago, but he will take up a player-coach role with the Championship club in 2020. MLS in ‘very advanced discussions’ with St. Louis about expansion, commissioner says MLS postgame fireworks show canceled because of … the plague? MLS on Alejandro Bedoya’s anti-gun violence moment: ‘We understand’center_img 37 – The combined figure of goals and assists puts Rooney tied for second for goal involvements since joining DC. Los Angeles FC’s runaway MVP candidate Carlos Vela (50) is the only player with more. He has been involved in 53.6 percent of his team’s goals.13 – DC has won 13 points thanks to Rooney’s goals this season, a figure that puts him second in MLS. Only Zlatan Ibrahimovic (20), his former Manchester United teammate at LA Galaxy, has had a greater hand in his team’s success.121 – Rooney has been effective without needing to have every match run through him. Of those MLS players to play at least 16 games since his arrival, Rooney (56.5) ranks 121st for touches per game. Wayne Rooney to leave D.C. United for Derby at end of MLS season United will hope he can continue to perform in the mean time as it chases a playoff berth this season.And Rooney’s displays to date suggest he may well prove inspirational, as these Opta numbers show. (If you like what you see here, go to @OptaJack on Twitter and give ’em a follow.) Related Newslast_img read more