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Enduring inspiration

first_imgIt is the morning of the Battle of Agincourt, Oct. 25, 1415. King Henry V of England has spent the night visiting his soldiers, many of whom believe they will soon die at the hands of the French. When he returns to his tent, Henry’s nobles are waiting. They also despair of the battle to come and talk about the dangers they face. The English are outnumbered five to one. The French troops are fresh, whereas the English are exhausted after months of war. Worst of all, Henry’s army is far from home and can expect no reinforcements.The king realizes that his troops need something more than arms or numbers; they need inspiration. He speaks to his weary countrymen as they prepare to meet the enemy:We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;For he to-day that sheds his blood with meShall be my brother; be he ne’er so vile,This day shall gentle his condition;And gentlemen in England now-a-bedShall think themselves accurs’d they were not here,And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaksThat fought with us upon Saint Crispin’s day.Nearly 50 Harvard College students sat spellbound as Richard Olivier, son of famed actor Sir Laurence Olivier, delivered the St. Crispin’s Day speech from William Shakespeare’s “Henry V” in Sever Hall on Monday, a day short of the anniversary of England’s victory in battle. The presentation was part of “Negotiation and Conflict Management,” a course that focuses on the emotional and identity-based aspects of conflict that often confound easy resolution.Assistant professor of psychology Daniel Shapiro, the director of the Harvard International Negotiation Program and the course leader, says he asked Olivier to lead one of the classes in order to teach students about the role of identity in conflict.“Richard draws on ‘Henry V’ to help students gain insights into the processes of leadership and negotiation,” Shapiro said. “He uses great stories from Shakespeare and draws on his theatrical expertise to create a transformational experience in the classroom.”Olivier calls his form of teaching “mythodrama,” a leadership development technique that he created in 1997 while at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London.“We take a myth and we dramatize it,” he told Shapiro’s class. “You won’t have to speak in iambic pentameter, but we will ask you to imaginatively live through the story and to consider three questions: Who are you? Why are you here? And what are you going to do about it?”For the next three hours, Olivier discussed Shakespeare’s play, breaking the five acts down in the language of identity and leadership. In Act 1, Henry develops his vision: to realize the myth of Albion and unify England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, and France. In Act 2, the king prepares for war with France, marshaling his resources and dealing with traitors in his midst. In Act 3, Henry meets challenges that force him to change his strategy several times. In Act 4, he faces a “dark night of the soul” at Agincourt and must reconnect with his original vision in order to inspire his men to victory. In the final act, the king has won the battle, but still must decide to end the war and “turn the battlefield into a garden” in order to achieve his vision.Olivier told the class that the key to Henry’s success was his ability to be an inspirational leader, rather than a charismatic one.“The charismatic leader will often use people to reflect glory and greatness upon themselves,” he said. “The inspired leader may not be able to pack a football stadium full of 100,000 people chanting their name, but they don’t care about that. The inspired leader wants to get a few people engaged to make a difference to something important. They’re here for a while to do their best. If they can leave the world a bit better, that’s enough.”When Henry gives the St. Crispin’s Day speech, Olivier said, he shares with his troops what inspires him: not gold or glory, but honor for everyone in his army, both noble and commoner. He invites any soldier not committed to the cause to leave, offering to pay their way home. Even after the 8,000 English turn back 40,000 French at Agincourt, Henry gives credit to God and to his men, not to himself.“I’m in this for the greater honor of us, England, Albion, St. George,” Olivier said, paraphrasing Shakespeare. “And I invite you to come with me.”Shapiro says that this sort of inspirational leader – someone who knows him or herself, someone driven by the common good, rather than ego – is best able to engage in successful negotiation and conflict management. Leaders in government and politics could learn a lot from Henry V, he says.“What makes Henry so effective is that he’s building an incredible amount of affiliation,” Shapiro says. “He respects the autonomy of his soldiers to the nth degree. He tells them, ‘Look, you can fight or not. In fact, if you don’t want to fight, I’ll pay you.’ Now you look at the way that our government’s dealing with its issues. Have the sides been negotiating with that sort of respect? I fear they have not.”Papa Chakravarthy ’12, an economics concentrator who’s applying to medical school, had never read or seen the play, but said that Olivier’s presentation gave him a lot to think about.“I was intrigued,” he said. “I was interested in Henry’s ability to put the needs of people that he didn’t know above the needs of those who supported him. It seems like Shakespeare created this perfect model for a leader. I took a lot of notes during class and I’m going to think about them over the next few days. I really got a lot out of this class.”last_img read more

50 Shades Will No Longer Dominate Off-Broadway, Sets Closing Date

first_imgOff-Broadway is about to get a little less kinky. 50 Shades! The Musical Parody will shutter on April 26 at the Elektra Theatre. At time of closing, the parody of E.L. James’ bestseller, directed by Al Samuels and Rob Lindley, will have played 453 performances.50 Shades! features a book by Samuels, Amanda Blake Davis, Emily Dorezas, Jody Shelton, Ashley Ward and Dan Wessels and music and lyrics by Samuels, Davis, Shelton, Ward and Wessels. The musical opens with a ladies book club deciding to read Fifty Shades of Grey. Through their interpretation of the novel, the audience is lead on an amusing ride through Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele’s kinky relationship. The show features dance numbers and original songs delivered by a live, on-stage band.The cast currently includes Jack Boice, Melanie Brook, Adam Hyndman, Tim Murray, Amber Petty, Aili Venho, Laura Yoder Witt, Alec Varcas, Chloe Williamson and Zach Kononov. Check out a fun feature on them here! customers with tickets to canceled performances will be contacted with information on refunds or exchanges. 50 Shades! The Musical Show Closed This production ended its run on April 26, 2015 View Comments Related Showslast_img read more

April 15, 2005 On the Move

first_img April 15, 2005 On the Move On the Move Salvatore J. Sicuso announces the formation of Salvatore J. Sicuso, P.A., located at 3132 Ponce de Leon Boulevard, in Coral Gables; phone (305) 529-2355 or toll free at 1-866-502-WORK; e-mail [email protected] The firm focuses on work-related matters, including workers’ compensation, wage and hour disputes, retaliatory discharge, and personal injury. Gregory L. Mayback joined Feldman Gale in Miami as a partner. He serves as head of the patent prosecution division of the firm and is a registered patent attorney. Joanne Linley was named partner of Tew Cardenas in Miami. William K. Pratt II and Joseph Michael Sette joined Kingsford & Rock in Maitland as associates. Molly Felmet Williams and Ron A. Adams joined Brigham Moore. Williams joined in West Palm Beach as an associate, and Adams in Miami as a partner. Salvador Juncadella joined the International Centre for Dispute Resolution. Brian O’Neill was appointed chair of the business/tax department of Ulmer & Berne. Rabian M. Brooks III, Dale A. Bruschi, Alex Espenkotter, John R. Keller, William G. McCormick, and Greg H. Rosenthal were named partners of Ruden McClosky. Larry Gibbs Turner and Richard T. Jones announce the formation of their law practice offering services in civil, criminal, and administrative law in both state and federal courts. Elizabeth F. Hodge and Robert S. Griscti are associates of the firm. Mark K. Straley, Tracy J. Robin, and Robert S. Williams announce the opening of Straley, Robin & Williams. The firm concentrates in the areas of real estate transactions and development, land use and zoning, community development districts, federal, state and local taxation, tax controversies, estate planning, tax planning, and corporate law. Their office is located at 100 E. Madison St., Suite 300, Tampa 33602; phone (813) 223-9400; fax (813) 223-5043. Alena Kleshchik joined the firm of Volpe, Bajalia, Wickes, Rogerson, Galloway & Wachs as an associate in Jacksonville. Kleshchik practices in the business litigation group. Janice L. Griffin, Scott A. Weires, and Natasha D. Mayne-Sosa joined Hodgson Russ in Boca Raton. Daniel Darragh joined Cohen & Grigsby in Pittsburgh, PA, as a director in the litigation and intellectual property groups. K. Dean Kantaras and John D. Andreopoulos announce the opening of Kantaras & Andreopoulos. Additionally, they announce the relocation of their Clearwater office to 3531 Palm Harbor Blvd., Palm Harbor; phone (727) 781-0000; fax (727) 938-3939. Heather A. DeGrave joined Walters, Levine, Brown, Klingensmith & Thomison in Sarasota as an associate. DeGrave concentrates in the areas of construction and business litigation. J. Mark Maynor announces the formation of the Law Office of J. Mark Maynor. The firm concentrates in the area of marital and family law including divorces, child custody, visitation, modification, and pre-nuptial and postnuptial agreements. The office is located at the Barrister’s Building, 1615 Forum Place, Suite 4C, West Palm Beach 33401. Jeffrey N. Steinsnyder became a shareholder of Kirk Pinkerton. Steinsnyder focuses on land use, environmental, and governmental law. Rebecca Heist, Joshua Samuel Michael Smith, Dineen Pashoukos Wasylik, Jenny B. Gribbin, and Julie S. Sneed joined Fowler White Boggs Banker in Tampa as associates. Joseph G. Galardi joined Beasley, Hauser, Kramer & Leonard in West Palm Beach as a senior associate in complex commercial and appellate litigation. Jocelyn Keynes joined Stevens & Lee in Manhattan. Keynes concentrates her practice in corporate restructuring and insolvency, representing corporations, creditors, debtors, lenders, and court appointed officials in various industries. Erin Smith Aebel, Jaime Austrich, Mark A. Connolly, Michael H. Robbins, and Angelina M. Stayton were promoted to partners of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick in Tampa. Miller, Kagan, Rodriguez & Silver announces its practice now includes an expanded labor and employment division. Christopher J. DeLorenzo and Michael E. Glazer joined the firm’s Palm Beach office. Maria T. Currier was appointed general counsel for the South Florida Hospital & Healthcare Association. Jeffrey Baskies was re-named a partner of Ruden McClosky in Ft. Lauderdale. Baskies concentrates in the areas of estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer tax planning. Ronald A. Shapo joined Ruden McClosky in Sarasota. Shapo concentrates in the areas of real estate, land use/environmental, construction, and government matters. James M. Miller was elected managing shareholder of Akerman Senterfitt’s Miami office. Carol Lumpkin and Michael Marsh joined Kirkpatrick & Lockhart in Miami as partners. Judd Goldberg also joined the firm as a senior associate. Gordon J. Schiff formed the Schiff Law Group and is joined by Blair Culpepper Kurland and Rebecca R. Johns. The firm concentrates its practice in the areas of land use, real estate, eminent domain, and government. Offices are located at 1211 N. Westshore Boulevard, Suite 401, Tampa; Web site; e-mail [email protected]; phone (813)-286-9777. Ross R. Hartog was named partner of Markowitz, Davis, Ringel & Trusty. Hartog concentrates on the representation of trustees, creditors, creditors’ committees, and debtors. Adam P. Schwartz joined Carlton Fields in Tampa as a shareholder in the litigation and dispute resolution practice group. Elise Gross announces the opening of the Law Office of Elise Gross at 2500 N. Military Trail, Suite 260, Boca Raton 33431; phone (561) 367-7772. The firm concentrates in estate planning and asset protection. Richard Hornsby has opened Richard E. Hornsby, P.A., at 740 North Magnolia Avenue, Orlando 32803; phone (407) 540-1551; fax (407) 540-1553; Web site Hornsby concentrates his practice on trial advocacy, limited to criminal defense and personal injury representation. Justin B. Elegant has become a partner at the Law Offices of William L. Petros in Coral Gables. The firm will now be known as Petros & Elegant. Elegant focuses his practice on complex civil litigation. Eric W. Ensminger joined Smith Hulsey & Busey’s tax and corporate law practices in Jacksonville. Adam D. Marshall joined McDonald Hopkins in West Palm Beach as an associate in the business restructuring department. Charles “Chad” W. Crabtree, Jr., joined Brooks/Eckerd Corporation as director, real estate counsel. Crabtree is responsible for handling all legal real estate matters for the drug store chain. Daniel E. Traver joined GrayRobinson in Orlando as an associate. Traver concentrates on civil litigation in both state and federal courts. Coleen O’Leary Henderson joined Beloff and Schwartz in Miami Beach as an associate. Kenneth S. Spiegelman joined Dimond, Kaplan & Rothstein in Miami. Spiegelman focuses on civil litigation practice, personal injury, and commercial litigation. Adam Horowitz joined Herman & Mermelstein. Horowitz concentrates his practice in the areas of sexual abuse, employment, and commercial litigation. Michael A. Berke and Karen P. Kondell joined Akerman Senterfitt in Miami as shareholders. Additionally, Lorenzo Moll Parron joined as an associate. Lawrence M. Siff announces the formation of Lawrence M. Siff, P.A., with office located at 3230 Stirling Road, Suite 1, Hollywood 33021; phone(954) 987-9311; fax (954) 987-9366; e-mail:[email protected] The firm concentrates in the areas of civil litigation and insurance law. David L. Hirschberg joined the Law Office of Michael J. Alman in Ft. Lauderdale as an associate. Pablo Caceres was named a partner of Butler Pappas in Tampa. Caceres focuses in the areas of litigation, insurance bad faith, insurance coverage, and commercial litigation. James P. Gainey joined Kelley, Kronenberg, Gilmartin, Fichtel & Wander in Jacksonville. William Hennessy, Robert Raynes, Brian Seymour, Cynthia Spall, and Lu-Ann M. Dominguez were promoted to shareholders in Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart. Mary Beth Nethercutt joined Tew Cardenas in Washington, D.C., in the global and government advocacy group. Luis A. Gazitua was appointed by Mayor Carlos Alvarez in Miami-Dade as senior advisor in the Office of the Mayor. Eric Ash joined Rutherford Mulhall in West Palm Beach. Ash focuses on civil litigation, ad valorem tax, and real property disputes. David N. Stern was elected partner at McKenna Long & Aldridge in Atlanta. He practices in the areas of commercial litigation, bankruptcy, and corporate reorganizations. Amanda Parks Schlechter was named partner of Nason, Yeager, Gerson, White & Lioce. Schlechter practices in the area of commercial real estate law. Deborah Brown was appointed associate vice president for legal affairs and human resources for Stetson University College of Law. April 15, 2005 On the Movelast_img read more

Budgeting made easy for millennials

first_img 10SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Every generation has been faced with their own set of challenges when transitioning into adulthood. Today, millennials across the nation are battling the constant struggle of budgeting—outstanding student loan debt and finding employment immediately out of school. When it comes down to it, who has the time to worry about creating and sticking to a budget?Luckily, this generation is equipped with something the other generations were not equipped with—smartphones! These little gadgets, AKA “Life Savers,” not only connect us to the world, but they connect us to our finances within seconds. So, if you’re finally ready to begin to save more and find your way out of debt, then today may be your lucky day. Whether you’re a recent graduate or a few years into your career, with a few taps of your thumb, your new financial journey awaits you.The Truth about MillennialsIn order to provide suggested financial solutions, we must first understand our younger peers and their culture. Millennials have a very different relationship with money, and new studies show that items once considered as a luxury purchase are now expected to basic expenses. To keep up with the social standards, millennials are willing to prioritize these types of expenses over often-necessary and reoccurring bills—just to keep up with their peers. In turn, more than 25% of millennials submit late payments or are dealing with bill collectors, thus influencing credit scores, interest rates, and most of all, their ability to save.While the previous statistic may seem alarming, it should be noted that the millennial generation fully understands and appreciates the need for financial education and security. In a recent study, 70% of millennials state financial security as their top goal and roughly 63% of millennials started saving for retirement before the age of 25.Financial education has changed, and the tools used to manage it are constantly advancing, essentially making it “easier” to progress toward a common goal. Millennials are more connected than ever with 77% of adult millennials owning a smartphone and spending, on average, 14.5 hours a week texting or on social media. Millennials are more connected than any generation before them. continue reading »last_img read more

The street fight for deposits and liquidity continues

first_img continue reading » Growth in core, low-cost deposits seems to be a source of frustration for many credit unions of late. While overall credit union deposit growth is positive, much of the growth is in the form of higher rate member certificates. Member certificates can be a reliable source of liquidity, but the higher cost chews into loan profitability, squeezes the net interest margin, potentially lowering the return on assets.For many credit unions, the more desired type of deposit growth, regular share and checking growth, has been a significant challenge over the past year. As discussed in previous blogs, a key reason for the difficulty in growing core deposits is the ongoing rate advantage for members to move money around.On top of continued interest rate incentive to move money, competition is aggressively focusing on core deposits with enticing new account bonuses. While new account bonuses are by no means a new tactic to generate growth, Chase’s latest offer is one of its most appealing. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Join the first online conference on changes in hotel operations – How Online

first_imgThe conference will discuss with leading hoteliers the changes that await us in operations and how to adapt to them, which revenue strategies to use, how to communicate professionally with guests and how to improve health and safety policy in their hotels.  Srdjan Mileković, Senior Vice President, Operations for Europe, Africa and the Middle East, HyattJoanna Świerkosz, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Guest Experience for Eastern Europe, Accor HotelsOlof Karlsson, Regional Director for Poland and Southeast Europe, Radisson HotelsEnrico Noack, Regional Director for Europe, Middle East and Africa, Meliá Hotels InternationalDean Amburn, Regional Revenue Management Director for Eastern Europe, Marriott International HOW Online is organized by HESA Group, a company that has been organizing the HOW Festival for 3 years – a conference held in Poreč and gathering over 600 participants; mostly hotel directors, operations directors and hotel department heads.  Just some of the confirmed speakers are:center_img As online is currently the only way to hold conferences, for the first time a conference on changes in hotel operations is being held – HOW Online. More information is available at official site organizer, and you can sign up via of this link. Early bird registrations last until Monday 11.5, so we invite you to book your place on time.last_img read more

Cancer Society and Diabetes Association Offices to Re-open Next Week

first_img Share Sharing is caring! Share Share 30 Views   no discussionscenter_img LifestyleLocalNews Cancer Society and Diabetes Association Offices to Re-open Next Week by: – May 28, 2020 Tweet (Dominica Cancer Society) The general public is hereby notified that the office of the Dominica Cancer Society and the Dominica Diabetes Association will re-open effective Tuesday 2nd June, 2020.Until further notice, the opening hours will be Monday – Friday from 9am to 2pmThe following measures have become necessary in an effort to ensure the safety of our staff and clientele and maintain proper hygiene at the office:One client at a time will be permitted to enter the office. We therefore encourage individuals to call in advance and make an appointment to reduce the possibility of having to wait outsideA mask must be worn in order to be allowed entry into the officeBe prepared to have your hands sanitized if you wish to enter the office.Please feel free to contact us by calling any of the following telephone numbers during normal working hours – 767 448 8801; 767 225 0874 or 767 316 7326. We can also be contacted via email at [email protected] once more encourage everyone to continue to adhere to the precautionary measures recommended by the Ministry of Health to ensure your personal safety and that of your family.  Bear in mind that the absence of an active case at the Government COVID facility does not necessarily mean the absence of COVID 19 in Dominica.last_img read more

UN: Virus could push 14 million into hunger in Latin America

first_imgBOGOTA – The United Nations World Food Program is warning that upward of at least 14 million people could go hungry in Latin America as the coronavirus pandemic rages on, shuttering people in their homes, drying up work and crippling the economy. New projections released late Wednesday estimate a startling increase: Whereas 3.4 million experienced severe food insecurity in 2019, that number could more than quadruple this year in one of the world’s most vulnerable regions. “We are entering a very complicated stage,” said Miguel Barreto, the WFP’s regional director for Latin America and the Caribbean. “It is what we are calling a hunger pandemic.” (AP)center_img A family peers from the window of their home as they wait to receive boxes of free food, during a lockdown to curb the spread of the new coronavirus, in Bogota, Colombia on May 4, 2020. AP PHOTO/FERNANDO VERGARAlast_img read more

Del Piero in hospital with kidney stones

first_img The former Juventus and Italy star posted an image of himself on Instagram in the UCLA Emergency Department. Promoted ContentPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyThe 10 Biggest Historical Mysteries That Can’t Be SolvedCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayTop 10 Enemies Turned Friends In TVWhat Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny8 Things You Didn’t Know About Coffee2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World He was wearing a facemask, which worried some fans, but he quickly assured that it was just a precaution.“I still can’t believe something only 3mm small can hurt that much,” wrote Del Piero.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Alessandro Del Piero is in hospital in Los Angeles, suffering from kidney stones. ‘I still can’t believe something 3mm small can hurt that much.’center_img Loading… Advertisementlast_img read more

ORVC Weekly Report (April 8 – 13)

first_imgORVC Weekly Report (April 8 – 13)Players of the Week.Baseball: Brayden Bush – Rising SunSoftball: Lily Sparks – Switzerland CountyBoys Golf: Tyler Konkle – Switzerland CountyGirls Track: Chloe Simon – Jac-Cen-DelBoys Track: Mark Adams – South RipleyORVC Report(April 8-13)2019Courtesy of ORVC Recorder Travis Calvert.last_img