Meet Kerry Butler & the Cast of the New Comedy Under My Skin

first_img Star Files Show Closed This production ended its run on June 8, 2014 Kerry Butler View Comments What do you get when you take a charismatic healthcare CEO, a single mom from Staten Island and a wild twist of fate? Under My Skin, a new comedy by Robert Sternin and Prudence Frasier! Directed by Kirsten Sanderson, the new cast features Tony nominee Kerry Butler, Andrew Polk, Dierdre Friel, Megan Sikora, Matt Walton, Kate Loprest, Allison Strong and Edward James Hyland. On March 24, the stars took a break from rehearsal at the Snapple Theater Center to meet the press and pose for a snapshot. Check out this shot of the stars, then see Under My Skin at off-Broadway’s Little Shubert Theatre! Under My Skin Related Showslast_img read more

$20,000 Progressive Direct Gas Giveway at Champlain Valley Fair

first_imgProgressive Direct Makes It Easy For Fairgoers to Fill Up On More than Corn DogsChamplain Valley Fair’s Presenting Sponsor to Give Away $20,000 in Free Gas Cards to Help Vermonters Counter High Gas PricesESSEX JUNCTION, Vt. (July 14, 2006) – The Progressive Direct Group of Insurance Companies makes it easier to endure the pain at the pump and enjoy the Champlain Valley Fair this summer. Vermont’s largest auto insurance group and title sponsor of the fair is giving away $20,000 in free gas cards, helping hundreds of fair goers fill up on more than just corn dogs at this year’s end-of-summer event.Visitors to the Champlain Valley Fair, Aug. 26- Sept. 4, will have plenty of chances to win. On opening day, Saturday, Aug. 26, more than 20,000 Spin-to-Win contest cards will be handed out to visitors over the age of 16. Each card will feature an eight-digit alpha-numeric code; participants will then log on to www.progressive.com/fair(link is external), enter the code and see if they’re an instant winner.Progressive Direct will award 700 instant-win gas card prizes worth $20 each. All participants who log on and enter the code will also be entered into a drawing to win one of two grand prize $500 gas cards.Gas cards valued at $20 each will be awarded prior to the start of the fair via radio promotions with the Hall Communications stations which include 98.9 WOKO-FM; KOOL-105; 99.9 The Buzz; WJOY-AM 1230; and 106.7 WIZN-FM. The promotion will be with area car dealers and will run from July 15 through Aug. 15, 2006. Gas cards also will be handed out on-site during the 10-day run of fair.”We’ve conducted surveys in the past that have shown that drivers change their driving habits as a result of high gas prices, such as taking short day trips instead of driving to a destination farther away,” said Cathy Wilton-Bransch, product manager, Progressive Direct. “Just like we make it easy to shop for, buy and own a car insurance policy we want to ease the burden high gas prices have on local drivers and give people another reason to visit this year’s Champlain Valley Fair.””We think this is the biggest gas giveaway in Vermont this summer and probably one of the biggest promotions nationally in the fair industry,” said George Rousseau, Director of Marketing and Sales at Champlain Valley Exposition. “We were first in the nation with a presenting sponsor for the fair and it has allowed us to improve and upgrade many of our services during the Fair. Progressive really has made it easier to enjoy the Fair and all the fun it offers families.””With the average price for a gallon of gas near $3, we felt this was a great way to give something back to the fairgoers that would make a difference in their lives,” Rousseau said. In addition to the $20,000 in free gas cards, Progressive Direct is also hosting two online contests giving people the chance to win free VIP parking passes, general admission tickets and premium seats to the Fair’s Budweiser True Music Grandstand Concerts and Motor sports events. Some of the Fair’s featured events including the Grand National Truck and Tractor Pull, Championship Figure 8 Racing and Demolition Derby as well as concerts by country superstars Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood, Rascal Flatts, and Blue Collar Tour’s funny man Larry the Cable Guy. These online contests will run through Aug. 20, 2006; log on to www.progressive.com/fair.com(link is external) for more details or visit www.cvfair.com(link is external).The 2006 Champlain Valley Fair, presented by Progressive Direct, is Vermont’s largest agricultural and entertainment event with nearly 300,000 attending in 2005. It features the Budweiser True Music Concert Series in the Coca-Cola Grandstand, motor sports shows, horse shows, oxen pulls, traditional trades, agricultural, crafts and food competitions, food and Reithoffer Show’s Midway. It is open 10 a.m. to midnight daily from Aug. 26 to Sept. 4. Adult admission at the gate is $10, children 5-12 are $5, and children age 4 and under are free. Adult admission is $6 after 6 p.m. daily. For an updated schedule, visit www.cvfair.com(link is external).last_img read more

Bar to poll public about its knowledge of the judiciary

first_imgthe barriers they face in practicing Bar to poll public about its knowledge of the judiciary January 15, 2006 Regular News Bar to poll public about its knowledge of the judiciarycenter_img Another survey will ask disabled lawyers about The Florida Bar is moving to poll Floridians’ knowledge about government and the judiciary, as well as ask disabled lawyers about barriers they face in practicing law.The board approved both polls at its December 16 meeting. Both were recommended by the Budget, Program Evaluation, and Communications committees.Communications Committee Chair Kimberly Bald said the poll of Floridians will probe their knowledge about government, particularly the relationship between the judiciary and the other branches. It will parallel, she said, a recent ABA national survey that had surprising results.Those included that only about half of those questioned could name three branches of government, with some guessing they were “Republicans, Democrats, and independents,” and others responding “local, state, and federal.”It also showed that most Americans were unfamiliar with the concept of separation of powers.Bald said the results will be used by Bar President Alan Bookman in upcoming newspaper editorial board meetings and public appearances. Those include an appearance with ABA President Mike Greco, scheduled for January 12 in Tampa, after this News went to press.The board approved spending $18,500 to conduct the survey.The second survey will use the Bar’s Web site to poll disabled attorneys about problems they face practicing law.PEC Chair Frank Walker said this was the first time the Bar would utilize its Web site, www.floridabar.org, for polling.Questions will be posted “for lawyers with disabilities to respond and set forth the barriers and the problems they are having in the practice of law,” he said.“It’s a great program. We should get great results out of this and great information.”The board approved spending $28,633 on that survey.The survey is part of the Disability-Diversity Initiative being conducted by the Disability Independence Group.“The goal of the initiative is to identify attitudinal, physical, and communication barriers that prohibit the full participation of Florida attorneys with disabilities and to propose creative recommendations and solutions to these barriers,” according to information provided to the board.last_img read more

PLN to relax bill payments for customers who were over-charged

first_img“PLN will inspect every customer’s data one by one to ensure this policy is on target for customers who experienced an abnormal spike,” said PLN customer management director Bob Saril.Because of the added inspection time, PLN will only bill customers on June 6 instead of the usual dates of June 2-3, he added.Dozens of consumers took to Twitter and Instagram in early May, complaining about higher-than-usual electricity bills that month. Some consumers said they were not even at home.Many consumers, however, were simply unaware that working from home would raise electricity bills, noted the Indonesian Consumers Foundation (YLKI). Several major cities, including Jakarta, implemented partial lockdowns (PSBB) that month.However, PLN also admitted that over 100 customers in Jakarta alone did experience a spike in their May power bills because of the flawed new method.The electricity company’s new billing method calculates monthly residential power bills based on consumption in the previous three months. The higher-than-usual consumption in April, for example, was billed in May.Topics : State-owned electricity company PLN will relax bill payments this month for household customers whose bills spiked because of the company’s flawed new bill-calculation method.PLN, in a statement on Thursday, said it would only charge 40 percent of affected customers’ June bills. The remaining 60 percent would be divided and charged equally over the following three months.The relaxation applies for customers whose June bill jumped over 20 percent relative to May’s bill as a result of PLN’s flawed calculation method. The company will have the say over whether a bill spiked because of the new method or because of higher power consumption.last_img read more

Interior refurbishment sets the mood

first_imgSwitzerland’s South Eastern Railway (SOB) has taken delivery of the first of 10 coaches refurbished by Schindler Waggon AG using its Revvivo method (PP 8.96 p7). The interior assembled from prefabricated modules offers a bright and modern climate-controlled ambience, for around half the cost of a new vehicle.Vignelli Associates has designed a colour scheme of caramel, beige and blue complemented by real wood veneers for the interiors of MkIII coaches operated in IC125 formations by Britain’s Great North Eastern Railway. Railcare is refurbishing 76 vehicles at Wolverton, undertaking toilet and buffet modifications and installing new carpets, tables and lighting.last_img read more

AXA Investment Managers appoints global head of Client Group

first_imgAXA Investment Managers has appointed Christophe Coquema as global head of its Client Group, replacing Laurent Seyer, who has decided to leave the €582bn asset manager. Julien Fourtou will succeed Coquema as global head of Multi-Asset Client Solutions & Trading Securities Financing (MACS&TSF) and join the management board.Commenting on the appointments, Andrea Rossi, chief executive at AXA IM, said: “Christophe has an in-depth knowledge of AXA IM, having led our strategy and business development team and served as our global chief operating officer, since joining AXA IM in 2006.Rossi cited Coquema’s strong track record in “managing change”, and said the new appointment would help accelerate AXA IM’s growth with third-party clients. Fourtou, since joining AXA IM in 2000, has occupied various positions across AXA IM’s investment teams, including COO of the fixed income division.The departing Seyer joined AXA IM in May 2012. As global head of Distribution – recently renamed the Client Group – he created two segmented business lines, defining strategy, product offering and content.AXA IM is a multi-expert asset management company within the AXA Group, and one of the largest Europe-based asset managers.It employs more than 2,400 people worldwide and operates out of 26 offices in 21 countries.last_img read more

Most popular Townsville suburbs for renters revealed

first_imgThis three-bedroom unit has recently been leased at 2/44 Lowth street for above the average rental price in RossleaNorth Ward was the next most popular among renters, with the population of tenants in the suburb only slightly lower than Rosslea, at 61.3 per cent. The median prices for rent were slightly higher, which is expected given the suburb’s desirable proximity to the City and the Strand. More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020House prices in North Ward were significantly higher, with a median sale price of $507,500.RELATED: Where to yield a profitable investment? High living in Art Deco luxury pad This three-bedroom unit has recently been leased at 2/44 Lowth street for above the average rental price in RossleaTEN Townsville suburbs have been recognised as hot spots for renters, with more than 50 per cent of the population living there being tenants. The latest CoreLogic data from the year to May 2019, shows the suburb of Rosslea is home to the highest number of renters, with 61.5 per cent of the population being temporary residents.The average rental price for houses in the area is $345 per week, and the average price for units is $238. To buy a property in the suburb, it costs an average of $299,000 for a house, and $185,000 for a unit, with the indicative gross rental yield for investors being above 6 per cent for both property types. Ray White property manager Connie Mackey said both suburbs had a lot to offer tenants in terms of convenience. “Rosslea is quite central with it being close to Fairfield Waters, and the Murray Sporting Complex,” Ms Mackey said.“I think the market is a bit lower there as well but it still has that proximity to community facilities that people want to be close to.“North Ward is popular because it’s close to the Strand and it just has a lot to offer in terms of facilities.” Townsville City was another area that was popular among renters, with the demographic making up 59.6 per cent of its population.Other suburbs with more than half of the population being renters included Garbutt, Pimlico, Bohle Plains, South Townsville, Douglas, West End and Burdell.center_img Contemporary classic with views to cherish MORE REAL ESTATE NEWSlast_img read more

Stephen Collins

first_imgPoppy. We invite you to celebrate a funeral mass at 11:00 AM on Friday, October 18, 2019, at St. Charles Catholic Church, 213 W Ripley Street, Milan, IN 47031.  The family will receive friends and family for a reception 12pm – 5:00 pm in the church hall after mass.  The family requests an offering of mass for the repose of Steve’s soul; or memorial contributions to Dearborn and Ohio County Right to Life. Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, 707 South Main Street Box 243, Milan, In 47031, (812)654-2141.  You may go to www.lawscarrmoore.com to leave an online condolence message for the family. Man of God.center_img Stephen E. Collins, 77, of Moores Hill, beloved husband of Judith Collins, died unexpectedly on Friday, October 11, 2019 aboard the USS Yorktown, in Charleston, SC, while attending the Naval Nuclear Power Training Command commencement ceremonies for one of his treasured grandchildren.Husband. Father. Grandfather. Brother. Uncle. Son. Friend. Electrician. Gardener. Woodcrafter. Photographer.Outdoorsman. Train Enthusiast. Fisherman. Traveler. Camper. Baker. Bibliophile. Grill-master. Knights of Columbus. Son of the South. Tinkerer. Mr. Fixit. Patriot.last_img read more

New boys at the double for Eagles

first_imgTwo of Tony Pulis’ January recruits put West Brom to the sword for Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park. Press Association Palace have struggled for goals lately with only Jason Puncheon finding the net in the league since Boxing Day but they followed up their impressive FA Cup victory at West Brom last month with another success over the Baggies. The Eagles have now taken 16 points from a possible 21 at Selhurst Park since Pulis replaced Ian Holloway in November as West Brom remain winless under Pepe Mel. Kagisho Dikgacoi had an effort cleared off the line by West Brom’s Youssouf Mulumbu, whose clearance hit Scott Dann but bounced high over the crossbar. Yannick Bolasie was the next man to come close as he headed Puncheon’s cross straight at Ben Foster, but the Eagles did not have to wait too long to break the deadlock. Bolasie broke through and was brought down by Liam Ridgewell. Referee Chris Foy allowed play to continue and Ince beat Foster to the loose ball to score less than 15 minutes into his debut. Craig Dawson smashed a speculative volley well over the top of Eagles goalkeeper Julian Speroni’s bar as the visitors looked to level, but it soon got worse for Mel’s side. This time Ince turned provider as his corner was met by Ledley, who headed home unchallenged to double the Eagles’ lead. Bifouma was introduced alongside Scott Sinclair for the start of the second half and the striker, on loan from Espanyol, needed just two touches to add his name to the list of debutant goalscorers. The sides were level on 23 points before kick-off and on the periphery of the Barclays Premier League relegation zone but first-half debut goals from Blackpool loanee Tom Ince and Wales international Joe Ledley saw Palace on their way to a 3-1 victory. A contentious Marouane Chamakh penalty then made sure of the points after West Brom’s own debutant, Thievy Bifouma, struck early in the second half. The 21-year-old played the ball out to Victor Anichebe before running onto the return and forcing it past Speroni at his near post to get the Baggies back into the game less than a minute into the second half. With West Brom pushing further forward in search of an equaliser as the half progressed, the likes of Ince, Bolasie and Chamakh started to find more space to run into. But, with those extra numbers in attack, Mel’s side were also proving more of a threat in and around the Palace box as both James Morrison and Sinclair forced superb saves out of Speroni. His opposite number Foster was then involved in the game’s most controversial moment as he burst from his line and challenged Chamakh, who was clean through on goal. The former England goalkeeper took the ball but Foy pointed to the spot, before deciding against showing a card to Foster, and Chamakh dusted himself off to convert the penalty and wrap up the win for Palace. The home fans were given further cause to cheer when striker Glenn Murray returned from the knee injury which had kept him sidelined since the first leg of the Championship play-off semi-final against Brighton in May. West Brom came close to narrowing the margin as Morrison, Anichebe and Saido Berahino all came close late on but it ended as a 10th defeat of the season for the Baggies, who will end the weekend in the bottom three. last_img read more