Tappin’ Thru Life Will Close Off-Broadway

first_img View Comments Related Shows Maurice Hine’s Tappin’ Thru Life will play its final performance on February 21 at New World Stages off-Broadway. At the time of closing, the show will have played 21 previews and 46 performances.Tappin’ Thru Life explores Hines’ life and career, from working at the age of five with his brother Gregory to establishing a career inspired by such greats as Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Lena Horne and Judy Garland. His numerous credits include a Tony-nominated turn in Uptown…It’s Hot!, Bring Back Birdie and The Cotton Club.Joining Hines on stage are tapping siblings John and Leo Manzari and the all-female Diva Jazz Orchestra, led by drummer Sherrie Maricle.Broadway.com customers with tickets to canceled performances will be contacted with information on refunds or exchanges. Maurice Hines in ‘Tappin’ Thru Life'(Photo: Carol Rosegg)center_img Tappin’ Thru Life Show Closed This production ended its run on Feb. 21, 2016last_img read more

Ledyard Financial withdraws from federal banking plan

first_imgLedyard Financial Group, Inc. (LFGP) announced today that its Board of Directors has voted to not participate in the U.S. Treasury Department s Capital Purchase Program (CPP).  Ledyard was approved for funds, but after careful review of Ledyard s core businesses and capital position, the constraints and uncertainties of the CPP, and the overall strength of the Company, the Board of Directors decided to withdraw Ledyard s application.The CPP is part of the Federal Government s Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) approved by Congress to strengthen the banking system by providing healthy banks with additional capital. The Board of Directors as part of the Company s ongoing capital planning activities evaluates its need for capital to support Ledyard s community banking and wealth advisory services businesses.  The Board concluded the most effective option available to Ledyard at this time is through the retention of earnings. As of December 31, 2008, Ledyard was well-capitalized according to regulatory requirements.  Its Tier 1 leverage capital ratio was 8.90%, its Tier 1 risk based capital ratio was 13.23% and its total risk based capital ratio was 14.49%.  All of these ratios are well in excess of those required to be considered well-capitalized.Ledyard Financial Group, Inc., headquartered in Hanover, New Hampshire, is the holding company for Ledyard National Bank.  Ledyard National Bank, founded in 1991, is a full service community bank offering a broad range of banking, investment, tax and wealth management services in the Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee Region.  Ledyard National Bank has eight offices with locations in Hanover, Lebanon, Lyme, New London, and West Lebanon, New Hampshire and in Norwich, Vermont.Ledyard Financial Group, Inc. shares can be bought and sold through the NASD sanctioned Pink Sheets under the trading symbol LFGP.  Shares may be traded through an individual s broker.  For more information, please refer to the Investor Relations section of the bank s website at www.ledyardbank.com(link is external) or contact the Company s Chief Financial Officer, Gregory D. Steverson.Source: Ledyard. (Hanover, NH March 31, 2009)last_img read more

Senators propose mandatory active shooter training

first_imgAlexandra Ting | Daily TrojanReady for action · Senator Tiffany Lian stressed the importance of preparedness in her active shooter training proposal at Tuesday’s meeting.Senators Tiffany Lian and Tyler Matheson presented a proposal to make active shooter preparedness training mandatory for students at Tuesday’s Undergraduate Student Government Senate meeting. Senators Leena Danpour and Sabrina Enriquez, as well as Secretary Danya Rafiqi and Parliamentarian Tricia Xu, also worked on drafting the resolution.The online training would prepare students for how to react in a situation where one or more armed people are present on campus. It would be similar in style to AlcoholEdu, the online drinking safety program that all incoming freshmen are required to complete.The idea was in part sparked by a shooting on the UCLA campus that took place on June 1, which sent the school into lockdown and ended with the death of a professor. This event, Lian said, hit close to home.“As neighbors to UCLA, this really woke us up,” Lian said. “If this could happen at UCLA, this could happen at USC just as easily.”Though the DPS website describes a program called “Run, Hide, Fight,” a method promoted by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security describing the best way to react when confronted with an active shooter, few people are aware of this initiative. The plan instructs students to run while leaving personal belongings behind, to hide behind locked doors and to fight only if absolutely necessary.“The limited lockdown, which is what we used to do in high school, was something that the staff grew up with as well,” Matheson said. “So we have an environment where people don’t really understand the dynamics of what an active shooter situation might be.”To support their proposal, the senators brought up a 2007 report on the benefits of AlcoholEdu, which was conducted one semester after the program was first implemented at USC. The report indicated that students had a greater awareness of how much they were drinking after completing the program, as well as a better understanding of the dangers associated with excessive alcohol consumption. The senators also mentioned, however, that no further summaries have been done on the performance of AlcoholEdu in the 10 years since its original implementation, which points to a need for regular and thorough reviews to ensure that any mandatory training program is doing its job. The active shooter training proposal also pointed out several fatal school shootings, such as incidents at Seattle Pacific University and Umpqua Community College, as evidence of the real dangers that active shooters pose to students, and to stress the importance of  being prepared. After Lian and Matheson finished their presentation, Danpour explained her plans to work on tuition transparency by sending out a memorandum to students once the administration figures out what the next year’s tuition will be. The memorandum would compare the previous year’s tuition to the upcoming year’s tuition, as well as show a breakdown of how the tuition money would be allocated.Sen. Paul Samaha also brought up his plans to advocate for tuition affordability and put a stop to the yearly tuition increases, such as ensuring that a student is present at meetings that decide tuition costs. “[The board members] are not in touch with the realities of being a USC student,” Samaha said. “They have no idea that students are starving, that some people end up homeless.”last_img read more