Tix Now On Sale to See The Band’s Visit Off-Broadway

first_img View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on April 7, 2019 Tickets are now available to see Tony nominees John Cariani and Tony Shalhoub in the world premiere of new musical The Band’s Visit. Following an Egyptian Police Band’s unexpected experiences in Israel, the off-Broadway production will play a limited engagement November 11 through December 18. Opening night is scheduled for December 8 at the Atlantic Theater Company’s Linda Gross Theater.The Band’s Visit will feature direction by David Cromer, a book by Itamar Moses, an original score by David Yazbek and choreography by Lee Sher.An Egyptian Police Band arrives in Israel to play a concert. After a mix up at the border, they are sent to a remote village in the middle of the desert. With no bus until morning and no hotel in sight, these unlikely travelers are taken in by the locals. Under the spell of the desert sky, their lives become intertwined in the most unexpected ways. A new musical based on the critically acclaimed screenplay which received 36 major international awards.Along with Cariani as Itzik and Shalhoub as Tewfiq, the cast will include George Abud as Camal, Bill Army as Zelger, Katrina Lenk as Dina, Erik Liberman as Telephone Guy, Andrew Polk as Avrum, Rachel Prather as Julia, Jonathan Raviv as Sammy, Sharone Sayegh as Anna, Kristen Sieh as Iris and Alok Tewari as Simon. The Band’s Visitcenter_img John Cariani & Tony Shalhoub(Photos: Bruce Glikas) Related Showslast_img read more

French Broad Distance Paddle

first_imgFor this week’s post, I wanted to tell you about a special project that I have in the works for this spring.  I’ve been hoping to do this one for a while, and it seems as though the pieces are finally falling into place.In about a month, I will start from the source of the French Broad River in NC, and paddle as fast and as far as I possibly can in 12 hours.  The journey will begin with a team on the steep class V stretches of the North Fork of the French Broad and hopefully Courthouse Creek (with a 40 foot waterfall if water levels and wood conditions permit).  The French Broad will then flatten out and I will paddle the rest of the way solo.  The focus will be to make as many miles as possible as the river winds its way through the Blue Ridge Mountains.  It will be an incredible trip, and I’ll be able to see parts of these mountains that I never have before.  This challenge will need to be tentative since it depends on rain to make the class V sections possible.  My goal is a day in early to mid April.I would love it if you could support this cause!  I have chosen to work with several non-profits that are doing great things.  Feel free to browse through the links below to donate and see why I have chosen each of these organizations:First DescentsAmerican Whitewater (Please enter “French Broad Distance Paddle” in the Additional Comments section)Western North Carolina AllianceIn addition to contributing to a good cause, there will be prizes from Astral Buoyancy, TerraVida and others for donators.  Prizes will be awarded for largest donations, best guess of river miles traveled, and other categories.Thanks so much for supporting organizations that are doing great things in the world, and I will keep you updated as this project develops!last_img read more

Credit unions help save more than 1.1 million jobs through PPP

first_img continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr According to Treasury Department data released on Monday, over 900 credit unions participated directly in the Paycheck Protection Program. Credit unions made up 18% of the program’s lending institutions yet claimed a much smaller percentage of the actual loans, underscoring the movement’s commitment to local small business borrowers.The department released data in two formats. For loans exceeding $150,000, the department identified the borrower by name and other information but provided only ranges for the loan amount — for example, $350,000 to $1 million. For loans less than $150,000, the department did not identify borrowers by name but did provide the specific loan amount.Preliminary analysis by Callahan & Associates shows credit unions in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and five territories originated 11,424 loans exceeding $150,000, accounting for 1.73% of all loans in this bucket. Because the specific dollar amount is not included for larger loans, the total balance for loans in this category is likely between $3.24 billion and $7.91 billion.Credit unions played a larger role in lending to companies that requested less than $150,000,  originating 179,085 loans for a total of $4.67 billion. This represents 3.29% of the dollars lent in this category but 4.23% of the borrowers, indicating credit unions originated a lower average amount than their banking peers.last_img read more

HZJZ: Procedure in case of illness in a guest in a tourist accommodation facility at the time of the COVID-19 pandemic

first_imgIn case of confirmation of COVID-19 infectious disease in a guest, the following applies: The Croatian Institute of Public Health has announced the procedure for the appearance of the disease in a guest in a tourist accommodation facility during the COVID-19 pandemic. The responsible person or the person authorized by him in the accommodation facility informs about the illness of the guest doctor in the contracted clinic or the doctor in the tourist clinic (hereinafter: the competent doctor) in order to perform the examination.If in the first contact with the doctor, the competent doctor suspects that the person is infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus, the responsible person of the accommodation facility asks the guest to stay in the accommodation unit with the door closed and provides the sick guest with a medical (surgical) mask and tissues. and instructs the guest not to leave the room until the medical examination (arrival of the doctor at home visit or organized transport of the sick guest to the doctor’s office) and obtaining further instructions. Local self-government units, local civil protection headquarters, health centers and hotel tourist complexes of larger hotel tourist companies will define additional health care providers for guests of tourist accommodation facilities primarily through the organization of tourist offices or offices that will be responsible for individual accommodation facilities.In areas that accept tourists, local civil protection headquarters and health centers will provide facilities for the timely diagnosis of COVID-19.Local civil protection headquarters and health centers will ensure the possibility of taking swabs in case of suspicion of COVID-19 in the competent clinics or potentially during home visits to guests in accommodation facilities.Local civil protection headquarters, health centers and the emergency medical service will provide transportation to the primary care physician and to the hospital for sick guests.Regional and local civil protection headquarters and regional and local self-government units will provide organized isolation for patients with COVID-19 whose clinical picture does not require hospitalization and organized quarantine / self-isolation for healthy contacts of patients who must be quarantined / self-isolated.On the websites of municipalities, cities and counties, and their tourist boards, publish contact information (telephone numbers) and working hours of the competent medical offices / clinics that care for tourists, in Croatian, English and the languages ​​of tourists who visit these destinations the most. A guest whose COVID-19 has been confirmed and whose medical condition requires hospitalization is transported to a medical institution in accordance with the doctor’s instructions and depending on the severity of the disease, using a personal vehicle, organized transport or ambulance transport. . In case of sudden onset of severe, life-threatening symptoms, an emergency medical service is called. Transport by public transport is NOT PERMITTED.In agreement with the competent doctor, domestic guests who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 with mild symptoms or who do not have symptoms of the disease, it is recommended to go to isolation in their own accommodation (at home), own transport and without the use of public transport, if it is possible. In this case, further care of the patient is led by their chosen doctor or the competent doctor according to the place of isolation (in consultation with the competent epidemiologist).Domestic guests who are in contact with the patient go home in self-isolation, which is further taken care of by their forbidden doctor (in consultation with the competent epidemiologist).A foreign guest with a confirmed COVID-19 disease whose medical condition does not require hospitalization and a domestic guest with a confirmed COVID-19 infection who does not have conditions for isolation at home should be accommodated in organized accommodation for isolation in the community, provided for such needs by the local government , in a way that guests are moved to a pre-prepared facility suitable for living in isolation (facilities determined and equipped by the local Crisis Staff or local government can be apartments, houses, mobile homes, dormitories, etc.) which is further cared for by the competent doctor for the accommodation facility (in consultation with the competent epidemiologist). The same applies to guests who are close contacts of the patient, and who need to organize quarantine / self-isolation.Foreign guests with confirmed COVID-19 disease and foreign guests close contacts of a COVID-19 patient may return to their countries before the expiration of the patient’s isolation, ie quarantine / self-isolation for healthy close contacts, after consultation with the public health authorities of their country of origin via IHR (international health regulations) and agreements on the manner and financing of their transport to home countries.The employee or person in the household in which the COVID-19-certified accommodation service is provided must be subjected to hospital treatment or isolation in their own home or organized isolation unit, depending on the severity of the illness.An employee or person in a household in which accommodation services are provided who have been in close contact with a person certified as COVID-19 must be subjected to isolation in a home or organized isolation unit for healthy contacts of patients with COVID-19.Completion of isolation and health condition is taken care of by the competent doctor who prescribed isolation or quarantine / self-isolation.center_img The competent physician examines the patient to determine whether the criteria for suspecting COVID-19 are met and, depending on the clinical condition of the guest, determines the need to call an epidemiologist.When COVID-19 is suspected, a swab is taken or arranged for the timely diagnosis of COVID-19 infection and isolation in the accommodation unit is determined for the sick guest and his close contacts until the test results arrive.Employees of the accommodation facility or household accommodation providers do not enter the room where the person is suspected of COVID-19 and the room where his close contacts are, and guests are informed that bed linen change and room cleaning will not take place at normal intervals and in the usual way. Each such guest must maintain the cleanliness of the room / space in which he / she is staying with the means that the accommodation facility will make available. Meals will be served by delivery to the room, and guests who do not have half board or full board accommodation will buy (order) meals from the accommodation restaurant to control entry and exit to the accommodation facility / room with meal delivery to the door of the room / apartment. In smaller or apartment accommodation facilities, the owner or the person responsible for accommodation will organize the delivery of food and other necessities for the guest to the door of the room and contact the competent health service.If there is a need for contact with a sick guest while waiting for the test results on COVID-19, one person is designated to deal with that guest with the obligatory wearing of a protective medical mask and gloves and maintaining physical distance from the patient.Masks, gloves and similar protective equipment should be discarded immediately after use in a waste bin with a lid in which two plastic waste bags are placed. After throwing protective equipment in the trash, workers should wash their hands with soap and water or disinfect them.Guests who are part of the same group or the same family with the patient must also remain in their rooms until contact with the competent physician is established and until the findings arrive if the physician suspects COVID-19.If the doctor determines that the guest is not infected with COVID-19, he prescribes therapy for his condition, self-isolation is abolished for the guest and his close contacts and the guest can move freely around the facility as far as his health and other guests of the tourist facility. When a COVID-19 infectious disease is suspected in a visitor to the accommodation facility, the following applies: Attachment: HZJZ: Procedure in case of illness in a guest in a tourist accommodation facility at the time of the COVID-19 pandemiclast_img read more

Indonesian seafarer dies aboard Chinese vessel

first_imgThe Indonesian worker, identified as SA, reportedly died while the ship was sailing off the coast of Peru. The ship’s captain claimed it had been an accident. “I’m still trying to confirm the information as well as monitor the ship’s movement,” Ari said as quoted by kompas.id.Foreign Ministry spokesman Teuku Faizasyah confirmed the news. “A a crew member from Indonesia was killed on the fishing ship Long Xin 629 on Aug. 11 in a workplace accident,” he said, adding that the Foreign Ministry would check the information with the Indonesian Embassy in Lima. A video appeared on Facebook in May showing a group of sailors on the Lu Qing Yuan Yu 623 throwing the body of an Indonesian sailor into the sea. Prior to that, there was public outrage over the death of four Indonesian sailors registered to another Chinese fishing ship.According to Destructive Fishing Watch data, 30 Indonesian crewmen were victims of alleged exploitation aboard Chinese fishing vessels between November 2019 and June, seven of whom have died while three others have gone missing. (dpk)Topics : An Indonesian crewmember of Chinese fishing ship Long Xing 629 has reportedly been killed in a workplace accident.The Indonesian Fishery Workers Union (SPPI) chairman in South Korea, Ari Purboyo, said he received news of the death on Tuesday morning from a former Lon Xing worker. last_img read more