Cinderella Will Bow in West End This Christmas

first_img‘Cinderella’ View Comments Panto is coming home! After School of Rock pushed back its West End dates a few months, Cinderella will play the London Palladium this Christmas. The family classic is scheduled to run December 9 through January 15, 2017.The London Palladium was synonymous with lavish annual pantomimes from 1948-1987, and attracted some of the biggest stars of the day, including Julie Andrews, Sir Cliff Richard, Peter Sellers, Cilla Black and Ronnie Corbett, but the festive cornerstone has been absent for almost thirty festive seasons.The production is set to be directed by Michael Harrison and Andrew Wright. More details, including casting, will be announced soon.last_img

TD Banknorth will change name to TD Commerce Bank

first_imgFollowing its purchase of it $8.5 billion acquisition of Commerce Bank in New Jersey, announced October 2, 2007, TD Banknorth announced today (March 19, 2008) that it will change its name to TD Commerce Bank. The new entity will give customers access to over 2,000 branches when combined with its Canadian parent Toronto Dominion, making it the seventh-largest network in North America.The bank and all its US branches will change their nameplates and logos, including in Vermont. TD would not say if it would move its corporate headquarters from Portland, ME. Nor has a decision been made on if or to what the name of the TD Banknorth Garden in Boston will be.Following is the press release from TD Banknorth announcing the name change:PORTLAND, MAINE and CHERRY HILL, NEW JERSEY (March 19, 2008) – Today, Commerce Bank and TD Banknorth announced that following the close of their transaction they will be known as TD Commerce Bank-America’s Most Convenient Bank.”TD Commerce Bank will own the convenience and Customer service space from Maine to Florida and will live the promise of being America’s Most Convenient Bank,” said Bharat Masrani, President and Chief Executive Officer, TD Banknorth. “We will be relentlessly focused on building a better bank for Customers by staying open longer than our competitors and providing Customers with the WOW! experience they have come to expect.”TD Commerce Bank’s Brand PromiseTD Commerce Bank will continue the Commerce Bank tradition of being “America’s Most Convenient Bank.””Commerce Bank Customers can continue to count on seven-day banking with the same great hours, legendary service from the same great Employees and our popular conveniences including Penny Arcades and treats for kids and dogs,” said Dennis DiFlorio, Chairman, Commerce Bank N.A. “In addition, TD Banknorth Customers can look forward to even longer hours and a wider range of ATMs from Maine to Florida.”Business As UsualFor Commerce Bank and TD Banknorth Customers it is business as usual. Customers can continue to bank at their local Commerce or TD Banknorth store, with the same hours, staff, products and services. Enhancements to the Customer experience will be communicated directly to Customers in the coming months.To celebrate the launch of TD Commerce Bank as America’s Most Convenient Bank, starting April 10, 2008, Customers of both Commerce and TD Banknorth can access their cash without incurring fees at any of the companies’ combined 2,700 ATMs from Maine to Florida and more than 2,500 ATMs at TD Canada Trust locations throughout Canada.Creating the New BrandExtensive Customer and market research guided the banks’ decision to leverage the financial strength of TD Bank Financial Group and Commerce’s legendary focus on Customer service to create TD Commerce Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank.Introducing the New BrandTD Banknorth and Commerce will adopt the TD Commerce Bank brand name and “America’s Most Convenient Bank” tagline as part of its logo and brand positioning across all markets. The bank plans a multi-phase brand rollout to thrill Customers and engage Employees while continuing to deliver legendary Customer service.Consumers will be introduced to TD Commerce Bank via a multi-million dollar marketing campaign that will include television, print, online and in-store marketing. The campaign will launch later this year and will span the bank’s New England, Mid-Atlantic and Florida footprints.In the next few months the company’s 1,100 combined store network will begin a comprehensive exterior and interior re-branding effort to TD Commerce Bank. Current Commerce Bank stores will be the first to re-brand starting in 2008 with current TD Banknorth stores expected to be fully re-branded sometime in 2009.Consumers are encouraged to visit, or a local store to learn more about TD Commerce Bank.About TD Banknorth Inc.TD Banknorth Inc. is a leading banking and financial services company headquartered in Portland, Maine, and a wholly-owned subsidiary of TD Bank Financial Group headquartered in Toronto, Canada. TD Banknorth is one of the 25 largest commercial banking organizations in the United States, with over $58 billion in assets. TD Banknorth’s banking subsidiaries include TD Banknorth, N.A., which operates banking divisions in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Vermont, and TD Bank USA, N.A. TD Banknorth and TD Banknorth, N.A. also operate subsidiaries and divisions in insurance, wealth management, merchant services, mortgage banking, government banking, private label credit cards, insurance premium financing and other financial services, and offers investment products in association with PrimeVest Financial Services, Inc. For more information, visit is external).About Commerce BankCommerce Bank, “America’s Most Convenient Bank,” is a leading retailer of financial services with 470+ convenient stores in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Washington, D.C., Virginia, Maryland and Florida. Headquartered in Cherry Hill, N.J., Commerce Bancorp (NYSE: CBH) has $50+ billion in assets. For more information about Commerce, please visit the company’s interactive financial resource center at, or call 888-751-9000.last_img read more

Beer Blog: How to Host a Whiskey Tasting

first_imgHere’s what you do. You find half a dozen bottles of booze that are linked together somehow. Maybe they’re the same style. Maybe they’re from the same region. I don’t know. It can be a thin thread.I chose whiskey, all from North Carolina and Virginia.Then you call up some friends. Not too many. Just a few. Make sure one of those friends can make a really good drink. Find a working art studio if you can. Having paintings (nudes, preferably) around helps facilitate conversation. Get some good glasses and start pouring.Go easy on the pours. You have several whiskies to get through. Taste the booze neat first. Then drop a big hunk of ice into the glass. Then get that dude that can make a mean drink to make a round of mean drinks. So you get to sample the whiskey in three different forms: neat, with ice, and dressed up. This should all take at least three hours. Probably more like four. Tell stories. Talk shit. Say things like, “am I crazy, or do I get a hint of fig on the nose?” Talk about twin girls you went to school with named Candi and Brandi. Look at the art. Drink more whiskey. Pick a favorite. Drink all of that bottle. Get into a fight with rolls of bubble tape.Keep an eye out for the story about the craft distilleries in North Carolina and Virginia who are beginning to make seriously good whiskey in an upcoming issue of BRO. In the meantime, here’s a short video of an “unofficial” BRO whiskey tasting in the hip River Arts District studio of Kevin Palme ( note: We at BRO do not condone chair spinning, no matter how gleeful, that close to the art. Keep it off the wall, guys.)Follow Graham Averill’s adventures in drinking and Dad-hood at daddy-drinks.comlast_img read more

Can you build a $1 million nest egg from scratch at age 50?

first_imgI’m almost 50 years old and have virtually nothing saved for retirement. But I plan to start now and would like to build a seven-figure nest egg by the time I retire. Is that goal realistic and what should I do to make it happen?–Steve, TexasObviously, you would have a much better chance of accumulating $1 million or more in savings had you begun saving and planning for retirement 20 or more years ago. But assuming you do actually get started now — as opposed to merely planning to start — you still have plenty of time to dramatically improve your retirement prospects.As to whether you can realistically expect to accumulate a seven-figure nest egg by the time you retire, well, that depends on a number of factors, but mostly boils down to how diligently you save and how long you’re willing to continue working. Even with very optimistic assumptions, however, I’d say you’re most likely looking at a long shot. continue reading » 29SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Interchange optimization guide for credit unions in 2019

first_img continue reading » Yes, loans and interest-based income will continue to be prime income generators for you. Non-interest income just isn’t as lucrative or glamorous. Still, those pennies and dollars from each swipe can stack up. With the right approach, it’s possible to supercharge your interchange income.With that in mind, we figured we should put together an interchange optimization guide for credit unions. The following vendors provide ways to increase your share of wallet—and the revenue that comes with it.Why You Need to Increase Interchange IncomeYou know more about your credit union’s Profits & Losses than we do. We don’t have to tell you what you already know. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Norman Park home with sweeping city views is up for sale

first_imgREAL ESTATE: 73 Agnew St, Norman ParkDawn Stephenson bought the Norman Park home five years ago, even though at the time she was on her own, because she wanted space to herself.“I wasn’t too concerned if I used all the rooms because I wanted the peace and quiet,” Ms Stephenson said.In the years since, she had a friend living downstairs, and more recently her partner and stepson moved in. REAL ESTATE: 73 Agnew St, Norman ParkThe kitchen is a chef’s delight, with a commercial gas stove with twin ovens and a walk-in pantry.Ms Stephenson said she is relocating to a suburb in Brisbane’s inner-north.“We just decided to downsize and have a lifestyle change by moving to an apartment,” she said. REAL ESTATE: 73 Agnew St, Norman ParkMore from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020Over the years Ms Stephenson invested in tidying up the back of the house, which has a deck to the lounge by the pool and best of all, it requires very little maintenance.“Because there’s so little outdoor maintenance, you get the benefits of living in an apartment but you have a big home instead,” she said.The tri-level home has five bedrooms, three bathrooms, a study and multiple living areas. REAL ESTATE: 73 Agnew St, Norman ParkThere is an open plan living, kitchen and dining area on the second floor, with bi-fold doors spilling out to a large deck, which looks over the backyard and city.center_img Imagine relaxing here after a long day.Ms Stephenson said her favourite space was “without a doubt” the upstairs lounge room.“There’s a bench seat that runs along the window and it’s quite relaxing to sit there and gaze out on Brisbane with a glass of wine in my hand,” she said.Ms Stephenson said the home would be best suited to a family.“They could even use the bottom floor of the house as a parents’ retreat,” she said. The home at 73 Agnew St, Norman Park, is up for sale.The first thing you notice when you walk into 73 Agnew St is the sweeping 180-degree city views.last_img read more

Casuarina beach house offers luxury at every turn

first_imgThe perfect spot to kick back and relax. The outdoor areas are a dream.A heated lap pool and spa with Indonesian turquoise stone tiling, a sunken bath in the main bedroom’s ensuite and a centrepiece kitchen, with a built-in wine fridge and teppanyaki grill, are just some of the highlights in the showcase oceanfront house. Owners Luke and Amanda Fitcher designed and built the property for their family of four about four years ago. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa11 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago“My wife and I came up with some ideas for a layout and how we wanted it to look, and took that to Scott Carpenter — who was the architect — and he created something pretty special,” Mr Fitcher said. “We have two young boys and we were looking for something that worked well for us all with enough space and storage.”His favourite aspect was the basement, with plenty of room for the boys’ surf gear. With Casuarina Beach at the back gate, the location is ideal. Mr Fitcher said the style was hard to pinpoint as they drew inspiration from a range of influences. MORE NEWS: Where to buy a property goldmine It has an open floorplan that flows seamlessly outside. You’ll have to be careful not to fall into the bath. There is a lot to love about the property at 13 Dryandras Court, Casuarina.DAYDREAMING of escaping to an island paradise? The opportunity to turn that dream into a daily reality has hit the market, beachside in Casuarina. An award-winning, five-bedroom house at 13 Dryandras Court features an eclectic mix of island styles, a delectable display of unique finishes and luxury at every turn. A cobblestone entry and vintage leadlight windows welcome you to the coastal home. Stone walls, vaulted ceilings, tumble brass tapware, travertine tiles and raw concrete Caesarstone are effortlessly blended to create a visual feast. It has hit the market with a $3.395 million price tag. There are plenty of natural materials and tones featured throughout the house.“It’s a really unique fusion of a few different styles. I say it’s the ultimate beach house,” he said. Mr Fitcher, a builder, said they were selling to move on to their next project. “It was a hard thing deciding to move as I kept saying I’d build the exact same thing,” he said. The property won the 2016 HIA Gold Coast & Northern Rivers Housing Award and 2017 Queensland Architecture Award. It is on the market with a $3.395 million price tag. LJ Hooker Kingscliff agent Nick Witheriff, who is marketing the property alongside Carol Witheriff, said it was the best house he had seen in the area. “We have sold 10 homes in the last 12 months on the beachfront north of $3 million and this one is the most special,” Mr Witheriff said. “The owners’ vision was to create something unique and they have certainly done that.“We have not seen anything of this calibre offered on the Tweed Coast before.” MORE NEWS: Living among the stars at Byron Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:51Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:51 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p432p432p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenStarting your hunt for a dream home00:51last_img read more

Economist McCarthy Marie has underscored the importance of the census to Dominica.

first_img 75 Views   no discussions LocalNews Economist McCarthy Marie has underscored the importance of the census to Dominica. by: – April 30, 2011 Sharing is caring! Share Sharecenter_img Share Tweet The Statistical Division is presently undertaking the 2011 population and housing census. Mr. Marie told the Focus on Government and Development Program this week that the survey must be properly conducted.“The census is the basis for which we are choosing the samples and is the representative of the population. So if the census is not done or it is not good then all surveys and codes that would be done afterwards will have serious errors with them.So therefore as the censuses elapse, there are more and more errors that will be taken up. So thats why every ten years we have to do the censuses because the further you go from the census itself to the period itself where you are is the more errors there will be in the exhibit you have. So you have to re-exhibit every ten years to make sure you’re on track.”Mr. Marie says the census is the basis on which most decisions are made. “During politics you want to know what the population is, who is going to be turning eighteen years five years from now, how many eighteen year old people are there going to be? So if you going to send yourself up for election you need to know how to organize your campaign. The census will be the basis on which you would make those decisions.”Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Mor the merrier for Elliott

first_img The County Meath handler took over Realt Mor (10-1) from Nicky Richards earlier this year, and the eight-year-old quickly opened up a big advantage on the rest of the field in the Grade One contest. It seemed likely he would be swallowed up when the pack closed in towards the end of the back straight, but Davy Condon had given him a breather and kicked on again. Although stablemate Mount Benbulben and also Mikael D’Haguenet and Dedigout threw down challenges, Realt Mor found plenty to take top honours. Realt Mor produced a superb front-running display to claim the Powers Gold Cup at Fairyhouse on a red-letter day for trainer Gordon Elliott, who sent out four winners in all including Roi Du Mee in the big race at Cork. Press Associationcenter_img Favourite Dedigout came from further back on the run-in to claim the runner-up spot. last_img read more

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