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Judith Light Begins MCC’s Season with All the Ways To Say I Love You

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Oct. 23, 2016 As previously reported, two-time Tony winner Judith Light is returning to the New York stage. The Transparent Emmy nominee will begin MCC Theater’s 2016-2017 season in Neil LaBute’s All the Ways To Say I Love You. Directed by Leigh Silverman, the solo show follows a high school English teacher and guidance counselor as she recalls her experiences with a former student. The show kicks off on September 6, and the off-Broadway drama is scheduled to run through October 9. Light and the creative team caught up with the press on August 11; check out the pics! Related Shows All the Ways To Say I Love You Judith Lightcenter_img Star Files View Comments Judith Light(Photo: Emilio Madrid-Kuser)last_img read more


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Diversity, ESG relatively low scheme governance priorities: survey

first_img“ESG” and external governance reviews also came out as low priorities in the ranking, according to the survey report, which did not define ESG beyond “environmental, social, and corporate governance”.It said some participants were not sure what ESG meant.“This is despite it receiving media attention and initiatives such as the Association of Member Nominated Trustees’ Red Line Voting to support trustees in being investors who are well-versed in ESG,” it noted.A recent BNP Paribas Securities Services survey of 461 asset owners and asset managers found that a fifth of respondents did not incorporate ESG, with the main reason being an inability to define it.In the Winmark/Sackers survey, regular board meetings came out as the most important governance element, with a score of 4.9. However, there was little variation in the scores for the top 10 elements (see graphic). For example, ‘clear and transparent communication’ came in as the 10th most important ranking with a score of 4.6.The survey found that trustees were spending 65% more time on governance compared with three years ago, although the majority of boards spent less than 20% of their time on governance.Sackers said that governance was “a balancing act” and that prioritising of tasks was a key part of good governance.“Prioritising is part of good governance, and so is having an understanding of what will add value and where efforts are most likely to be rewarded,” it added. “While the aspects of governance that were considered to be of least importance all have value, it is reasuring that the main priorities are understood.”The report is available to download from Sackers’ website. Board diversity, ESG investing, and external reviews are relatively low governance priorities for pension scheme trustees and managers, according to a report.It was produced by Winmark, which runs professional member networks to facilitate peer learning, and Sackers, a law firm. It was based on a survey of 84 pension schemes – trustees and pension managers – and 13 in-depth interviews with chairs of trustee boards and other pensions experts.Board diversity in terms of gender, ethnicity and age came last out of a list of 25 governance elements that survey participants were asked to rank for importance, on a scale of 1-5. The report said this did not mean trustees think diversity was not important. “In their defence, many survey participants do recognise the need for diversity of skills and perspectives,” it said. “They just do not see diversity in trustees’ individual characteristics such as gender, age, or ethnicity as on a par with certain other aspects of governance.“Also, difficulties recruiting trustees mean that boards often do not have many candidates.”The UK’s pensions trade body has launched a ‘Breaking the Mirror Image’ campaign to try to encourage greater diversity on trustee boards and pension executive boards. It also put diversity at the heart of its annual investment conference in March.  #*#*Show Fullscreen*#*#last_img read more


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Florida woman guilty in torture death of adopted daughter

first_imgA Florida woman has pleaded guilty in the torture death of her adopted 10-year-old daughter nine years ago.According to reports, under the deal 69-year-old Carmen Barahona would get a life prison sentence in exchange for testimony against her husband, 52-year-old Jorge Barahona.Carmen Barahona plead guilty to first-degree murder and aggravated child abuse charges in the death of Nubia Barahona.Police found the little girl’s body drenched in chemicals behind her father’s truck on February 14, 2011. The car was found along I-95 near Palm Beach County.The girls twin brother, Victor Barahona, was also injured but he survived. Victor later told investigators about severe abuse in their Miami-area home.The case roiled the state Department of Children & Families because despite numerous complains about abuse of the twins little was ever done. Eventually, the state paid Victor Barahona a $5 million settlement.Authorities discovered that the two kids were beaten and starved.Months after the killing, DCF announced it would spend more money to recruit and train investigators, reduce caseloads for child investigators and provide more staffing and resources to a child abuse hotline.The trial of Jorge Barahona is currently scheduled to begin in April. He has pleaded not guilty. He will face the death penalty if convicted in the girl’s death.last_img read more


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Kiely set to be named Limerick manager

first_imgWhile at a meeting of the Roscommon county board last night, they stated that their nomination process will remain open until Wednesday week. Delegates praised last year’s joint-management ticket of Fergal O’Donnell and Kevin McStay, with the former’s resignation the reason for the managerial process being re-opened. McStay faces competition from Nigel Dineen for a solo role for 2017. John Kiely looks set to be appointed the Limerick senior hurling manager. Kiely led the county’s Under-21 hurlers to All Ireland glory in 2015, and was a selector when the senior side won the Munster Championship in 2013. Shane O’Neill had been Kiely’s main competition to succeed TJ Ryan.  The matter will be put to the County Board tonight. last_img