Courteville Business Solutions Plc (COURTV.ng) Q22017 Interim Report

first_imgCourteville Business Solutions Plc (COURTV.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Support Services sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the second quarter.For more information about Courteville Business Solutions Plc (COURTV.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Courteville Business Solutions Plc (COURTV.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Courteville Business Solutions Plc (COURTV.ng)  2017 interim results for the second quarter.Company ProfileCourteville Business Solutions Plc is the largest e-business solutions company in West Africa and offers financial management and advisory services, business solutions, e-commerce and online marketing solutions. The company is the patent owner of the AutoReg TM Business Solutions Platform. Courteville Business Solutions Plc is represented in 24 states in Nigeria and has business interests in Guinea, Zimbabwe and Jamaica. Other e-business services include NAPAMS, a regulated product administration and monitoring solution for NAFDAC; NIID, an insurance policies database solution for the Nigerian Insurers Association (NIA) and the Insurance Council of Zimbabwe (ICZ); and the AutoReg Inspector TM remote verification tool for law enforcement agencies. Courteville Business Solutions Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Courteville Business Solutions Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

RHT Holding Ltd (RHT.mu) Q12019 Interim Report

first_imgRHT Holding Ltd (RHT.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about RHT Holding Ltd (RHT.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the RHT Holding Ltd (RHT.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: RHT Holding Ltd (RHT.mu)  2019 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileRHT Holding Limited provides public transport services in Mauritius. The company has since diversified its service provision into real estate and property services as well as computer and general technological property services. RHT Holding Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius’ Development Enterprise Market.last_img read more

2 big value traps I’d avoid to stay rich in 2020

first_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Enter Your Email Address Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Even for canny investors there are value traps across the FTSE that look like stonking bargains but will sink your portfolio into the red if you give them a chance.There are plenty of good places to invest your capital for long-term riches, from blue-chip belters on the FTSE 100 to high growth stars in the AIM market. These two are not those, in my opinion.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…TUIWith a market-smashing 5.8% dividend and trailing price-to-earnings ratio of just 10.8, multinational FTSE 100 travel operator TUI (LSE:TUI) looks at first glance like an undervalued superstar and a strong long-term hold.Looking under the bonnet, however, I see significant weakness that makes me nervous.The company was hurt by the Boeing 737MAX safety scandal and while that is now mostly passed, TUI’s short-term assets of €4.3bn do not cover its liabilities due within one year. Not by a long shot. In fact TUI is underweight to the tune of €3.1bn.Profits dropped 28% from 2018 to 2019 (from €965.8m to €691.4m), earnings per share fell from €1.16 to €0.89, and the total dividend paid per share fell by a quarter from €0.72 to €0.54. Over the same period net profit margins sank from 3.7% to 2.2%, which means each sale has cost the company significantly more.Earnings per share falling over the last two years from a 2017 high is a cause for concern and forecast revenue for 2020 of only 3.5% means, if correct, it will be below the average of the wider FTSE 100.That 5.8% dividend will drop over the next few years, too. TUI announced in December 2019 it was changing its dividend policy, starting in 2021, to pay out between 30% and 40% of its underlying earnings, which means shareholders will get less than they do now. The share price has sunk 30% in the last 12 months, almost exactly the same percentage as it has lost over the last five years.These uncertainties and low forecast growth mean this stock is an avoid for me right now.BTFirst of all, BT (LSE:BT.A) has a headline 8.75% dividend yield. Count it: 8.75%. For a company the size and history of BT, that’s pretty outstanding. And with the share price falling under 180p in recent weeks, you’ll pay just 6.6 times earnings for your BT shares.Go down this route, though, and I think you’ll be suffering in a year or two. 8.75% dividends are not sustainable for any length of time, even for a company the size of BT.Last year’s 6.8% dividend payout came at the cost of the lowest earnings cover BT has seen since 2014.I would say if the share price continues to wallow in the doldrums then we will be in for a significant dividend drop along the lines of the Vodafone 40% cut in 2019. And then the share price will follow.I’ve written before about the pensions shortfall BT faces, with £907m scheduled to come out of the firm’s earnings every year from 2023 to 2030. And we’re already seeing the strategic fallout from BT’s heavy debt pile: in June 2019 it announced it would close 270 offices around the UK, 12 months after putting forward plans to cut 13,000 jobs, or around 12% of its workforce.Q3 2019 results are due out Thursday 30 January so you may want to wait to hear that news before making a decision, but this one is a long-term avoid from me. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Tom Rodgers has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.center_img I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. 2 big value traps I’d avoid to stay rich in 2020 Tom Rodgers | Wednesday, 29th January, 2020 | More on: BT-A TUI Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images. See all posts by Tom Rodgerslast_img read more

Celebrations for the 50th anniversary of the Anglican Centre in…

first_imgCelebrations for the 50th anniversary of the Anglican Centre in Rome Featured Events Bp. Harry W Shipps says: Archbishop David Moxon, director of the Anglican Centre in Rome, reads a lesson during a special service of choral evensong at Westminster Abbey, marking the centre’s 50th anniversary. Photo: Westminster Abbey[Anglican Communion News Service] Anglican and Roman Catholic leaders were joined by senior figures from other Christian denominations last night at a special choral evensong in Westminster Abbey to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Anglican Centre in Rome.Anglican, Catholic and Orthodox Church leaders were present at the service, which was sung by the Westminster Abbey Choir. In his sermon, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby praised the work of the center, and its director, Archbishop David Moxon, joking that the center was seen by some as the Anglican Communion’s spy station in Rome.“Those are the first time I heard those words this evening,” Moxon told ACNS afterwards, “but I think in terms of intelligent reporting, in terms of a careful look at each other, in terms of good communication and awareness of each other, it is a humorous and anecdotal description which I enjoy.”The service, he said, summed up “50 years of faith, hope and love,” and he added: “The Anglican Centre is a bit like a fiddler on the roof: it needs funding every year, it can’t guarantee its existence, but it tries to play a tune of faith, hope, love; to try to suggest that what unites us is greater than what divides us. That’s the point.“And we stand on that roof, playing that tune, saying to people ‘look up! The Holy Spirit is trying to build bridges all the time.’ We are part of that process, part of that energy,” he said, adding that God gives the courage and hope needed to build bridges between the denominations.Anglican, Roman Catholic and Orthodox Church leaders at a service of choral evensong at Westminster Abbey marking the 50th anniversary of the Anglican Centre in Rome. Photo: Westminster Abbey“Sometimes people get a little cynical about ecumenism. Sometimes they wonder what the point is,” he said. “But living and working in Rome you can see the point. And now, especially, with this Pontificate – with Pope Francis and with Archbishop Justin – there is all kinds of evidence that it is worth it.“The Pope and Archbishop Justin are saying Let’s behave as if we are one where we can, even though we haven’t agreed on everything. And in some cases the differences seem quite significant, but let’s behave as if we are one for the sake of the Kingdom of God, for justice and peace.”He said that collaborative work on issues of justice, people trafficking, refugees and city missions were “all ways in which the world needs our solidarity, our co-operation [and] our partnership.”This was, he said, a new kind of ecumenism which was driven by mission. “Rather than just trying to close the dogmatic gaps – which are important to close – these two [Pope Francis and Archbishop Justin] are saying let’s generate a sense of communion now, where we can, on the ground.“The more you walk together the better you talk together. A lot of people think you can only walk together once you have talked together enough. I think it is often the other way around.”Last night’s service was one of a number being held this year to mark the 50th anniversary of the centre. In October, a €500-per-head (approximately £395 GBP) two-day gala meeting will be held at the centre. The proceeds will be used to create an endowment fund to secure the continued presence of the Anglican Communion’s permanent representation to the Holy See. Tags Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Submit a Press Release Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Comments (1) Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Comments are closed. Rector Hopkinsville, KY Submit an Event Listing June 15, 2016 at 6:00 pm A splendid ministry. Deserves our support. Ecumenical & Interreligious Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Knoxville, TN Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Anglican Communion, By Gavin DrakePosted Jun 15, 2016 Rector Collierville, TN Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Washington, DC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Tampa, FL Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA center_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Albany, NY Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Martinsville, VA Press Release Service Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Belleville, IL TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Smithfield, NC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Bath, NC Curate Diocese of Nebraska This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Submit a Job Listing New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Youth Minister Lorton, VA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, MElast_img read more

First one-day conference by IT special interest group

first_imgFirst one-day conference by IT special interest group Howard Lake | 9 April 2005 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The IT special interest group of the Institute of Fundraising is to hold its inaugural one-day conference on 5 May 2005.The one-day conference features two keynote speakers and eight breakout sessions on a wide range of topics.The organisers have set a limit of 80 delegates for the event, but so as not to put people off, they say that the 80th person to book will get in for free. Advertisement  13 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Full event details, session schedules, speaker biographies, and a booking form can be viewed at the IT for Charities site.Plenary speakers will be:Richard Turner (Cascaid) – “Fundraising – an art or a science?” Peter Flory (Athena Consultants) – “Do you lead IT or does it lead you?”Other speakers include:Lindsay Boswell – Institute of Fundraising Tom Mansel – JustGiving Tim Jackson – Premier IT Maggie Shepheard – Consultant Claire Hart – Caspian Partnership James Araci – Cancer Research UK Sue Brumpton – Public Fundraising Regulatory Association Bayard Saunders – Kintera IncTopics to be discussed include:Are There Alternatives to Raiser’s Edge? Lessons Learned From Internet FundraisingIntegrating New Channels with Traditional MethodsData Analysis Tips for ExcelSponsored by CNM and Fisk Brett, the conference is to be held at The Resource Centre, 356 Holloway Road, London, N7 6PA, which is well served by tube, bus and rail.The conference, and other events by the IT special interest group, is organised by a voluntary committee.Costs for the day, including refreshments and lunch are £45 for Institute of Fundraising members, and £60 for non-members employed by a not-for-profit organisation, and £75 for all others. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Parade, game on tap for TDay

first_img Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Parade, game on tap for TDay By Jaine Treadwell Email the author Print Article The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Latest Stories Troy University’s Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade is set for noon on Saturday along University Avenue and everyone, who is Irish or wants to be, and those who just want to have a fun are invited to be a part of this fun celebration.The 2011 St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be the 12th Irish celebration parade sponsored by Troy University. Published 9:46 pm Monday, March 21, 2011 The parade route will be along the portion of University Avenue on the Troy University campus and will conclude at Tailgate Terrance. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Sponsored Content Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits “This is an event that our community really enjoys,” said Buddy Starling, parade coordinator. “Community participation makes it a great success each year so everyone is invited to join the fun.” Entries may be as elaborate as a dazzling float or as simple as leprechauns parading on foot.“Parade entries may be floats, cars, trucks, golf carts, scooters or groups that enjoy walking,” Starling said. “We encourage those on parade to ‘throw’ items such as green beads, shamrocks, green derbies – anything Irish. We especially encourage businesses and organizations to throw promotional material.” Skip Book Nook to reopen For parade entry information, call 334-670-3243. You Might Like Pike Countains to be selected for Health Survey Four hundred Pike County residents will be selected to participate in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), which… read more By The Penny Hoarder Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

O.C. Board of Realtors Food Drive Continues

first_imgDonations may be dropped off at the Ocean City Board of Realtors office at 405 22nd Street. The Ocean City Board of Realtors is continuing its Food Is Love winter food drive through Feb. 28.Donations of canned items, juice, microwaveable meals and more are sought.The Food Is Love, Share Some Love food drive will collect non-perishable food items, laundry and dish detergent, as well as ShopRite gift cards, which will be donated to the Ocean City Ecumenical Food Cupboard to provide for local needy families and senior citizens.“Post holidays, the cupboard needs to be replenished. We encourage our realtors family, friends and neighbors to donate items for the Ecumenical Food Cupboard that will ‘Share Some Love’ this winter for families in need,” said Gloria Votta, who chairs the Community Services Committee for the Ocean City Board of Realtors.Donations may be dropped off at the office of the Ocean City Board of Realtors, 405 22nd Street, or call the office at 609-399-0128 for pickup service.Here is a brief list of some of the items that the Food Cupboard has identified as in need of:Microwaveable items: Hormel meals, rice and cup of soupCanned meats (tuna, corn beef hash, Spam, Dinty Moore stew, etc.)Canned vegetables, cans of soup, cans of pork and beansCanned ravioli, Spaghetti O’s, riceCereal and individual packets of dry milkJelly, peanut butter, juiceJello/pudding mix, crackersLiquid laundry detergent (48 oz.), dish detergent, paper towels, toilet paperShampoo, deodorant, toothpasteShopRite gift cardsFor more information, please contact Vicki Heebner at the Board of Realtors at 609-399-0128 or [email protected]last_img read more

Tank & The Bangas Release New Studio Album ‘Green Balloon’ [Listen]

first_imgNew Orleans five-piece Tank and The Bangas have officially released their sophomore studio album, Green Balloon, via Verve Forecast Records.Brought to fame as the unanimous winners of NPR’s Tiny Desk contest in 2017, Tank and The Bangas have been all aboard a wild ride since the band jumped on the map. Following up the band’s debut LP, 2013’s Think Tank, in April 2018, Tank and The Bangas released “Smoke.Netflix.Chill“, their first release via a major label (Verve Forecast). Led by vocalist and songwriter Tarriona “Tank” Ball, the group continues to evolve in more ways than just music, as Tank herself proves once again she has the ability to grow and develop as both a performer and composer.Tank And The Bangas Release New Hip-Hop-Infused Single “Nice Things” [Listen]Well-respected producers including Jack Splash, Mark Batson, Zaytoven, Louie Lastic, and Robert Glasper (who also features on three tracks) were all tapped to help create the 17-track LP.Listen to Tank and The Bangas’ new Green Balloon release below:Tank and The Bangas – Green BalloonFor ticketing and a full list of the band’s upcoming tour dates in support of their Green Balloon release, head to Tank and The Bangas’ website.Tank and The Bangas – Green Balloon Tracklist:01. Colors Introduction02. Spaceships03. Dope Girl Magic04. Ants05. Hot Air Balloons (feat. Alex Isley)06. Forgetfulness07. Get Up Interlude (feat. Robert Glasper)08. Too High Prelude09. I Don’t Get High10. Happy Town (feat. Pell)11. Nice Things12. Smoke.Netflix.Chill.13. Floating Interlude14. Mr. Lion15. In London Interlude (feat. Robert Glasper)16. Lazy Daze (feat. Robert Glasper)17. Colors ChangeView Tracklistlast_img read more

Old Friends Jack Plotnick and Seth Rudetsky on Why Their Starry, Spoofy Disaster! Is Like Summer Camp

first_img Growing up on Long Island, Seth Rudetsky developed a youthful obsession with disaster movies and a taste for 1970s pop hits like “Torn Between Two Lovers” and “Sky High.” Fast forward almost 40 years, and Rudetsky and his BFF, actor/writer/director Jack Plotnick, have turned their mutual love of the disco decade into the hilariously demented musical Disaster! Set in 1979 on opening night of a shoddily constructed floating casino, Disaster! features a cast of Broadway all-stars: Adam Pascal, Kerry Butler, Roger Bart, Faith Prince, Kevin Chamberlin and Rachel York, plus Rudetsky and scene-stealing Broadway.com vlogger Jennifer Simard. Chatting about their show, Rudetsky and Plotnick are an entertaining blend of salty and sweet, finishing each other’s sentences and laughing at each other’s quips as they explain how a 20-year friendship can survive the creation of a big Broadway musical.Q: Have you considered issuing a warning that audience members will be humming “Hooked on a Feeling” for weeks after seeing Disaster!?SETH: That’s what we wanted, because we love this music. In the 70s, pop, rock and disco were on the radio at the same time, and this show has all three styles.JACK: There’s so much heart in these songs, and they’re very lyric-centric. That kind of storytelling went away in the 80s.SETH: We do Barry Manilow’s “Daybreak” in the show, and when I saw him on Broadway, he said, “Does anybody write melodies anymore?” I thought, Exactly! Jack and I identify with the amazing melodies of the 70s.JACK: For people our age, it’s a warm memory. I hear this music and it’s like sunshine coming through the windows on a car ride with my family.SETH: You and I had different childhoods. I remember being overweight and hating my body and my parents yelling. But nevertheless…memories! Q: Songs such as “Ben” and “Feelings” are used in funny ways, but you obviously chose them with affection. Have you heard from the writers or original artists? SETH: Barry Manilow was excited we used one of his songs. We’re hoping that all the original stars will come.JACK: Wouldn’t that be a thrill? The person who wrote “Never Can Say Goodbye” [Clifton Davis] works across the street in Aladdin, and we hope he will come. We’re inviting Helen Reddy to sing “I Am Woman.”Q: Aren’t you too young to remember 70s disaster movies?SETH: No, my parents took me! I was the youngest child, so by the time I was born, no one had any boundaries. I saw Death Wish and Taxi Driver, Earthquake and The Poseidon Adventure and a movie about snakes called Sssssss. I wanted to be a meteorologist and was obsessed with disasters. I was so mad that Long Island didn’t have a fault line because I wanted to be in an earthquake.JACK: One of my favorite movies of all time was Airplane! I loved the idea of naughty, high stakes comedy mixed with disasters, so it’s perfect to get to do a musical that pays homage to those movies. Jack Plotnick & Seth Rudetsky photographed in Blue Bar at the Algonquin Hotel(Photo by Caitlin McNaney) View Comments Q: Dr. Phil would probably not recommend that best friends write a Broadway show together, with one directing the other. JACK: That’s our relationship. We love creating things together. This just happens to be the biggest thing we’ve gotten to create.SETH: We’ve done so many sketch shows, and it’s always worked—I give him ideas, we write it together and he directs it. We’ve had the exact same creative relationship since 1992.JACK: Basically when we’re working on something, if we both laugh really hard, we say, “Put it in the show.” It’s one vision created by both of us.SETH: My husband is producing the show and that could also be terrible, but it’s not. We just trust each other’s creative input, and one person ends up convincing the other person that something is right. Related Shows Q: Who’s the biggest diva in the cast?SETH: I don’t think anyone is a diva.JACK: That’s the great thing: It feels like summer camp because there’s no ego, just a bunch of people who are happy to be playing together.SETH: That comes from the top, by the way, because Jack is so open to people’s ideas. I would say that Adam Pascal is the least diva. He’s always in a good mood, always smiling.JACK: It’s a thrill to work with Adam in the theater where he started—he just dives in and puts himself in the silliest situations. One of my first theater memories is watching Rent with a standing room ticket. I remember hugging the pole in the back and sobbing as I watched Adam sing. Every time I walk by that spot now, I see the younger me there and pinch myself because I’m so elated to be here. Q: Never mind Kevin Bacon—on Broadway, the game could be “six degrees of Seth Rudetsky.” How did you cast the show from among your famous friends and collaborators? SETH: We just wanted great people. One of our producers loves Kerry Butler and I’ve known her my whole life. Then my husband [Disaster! producer James Wesley] and I were thinking about who would be good opposite her, and at the same moment, we said, “Adam Pascal!” I texted him and he wrote back right away to say he would do it.Q: You’re one of the few people who can boast, “I met Faith Prince in group therapy.” SETH: Oh god, yeah. We met when she was in previews for Guys and Dolls. We know a lot of secrets about each other. This is a rare combination of performers. Jack and I were so impressed that we got amazing actors who are also fantastic singers and SNL-caliber comedians.Q: Is it intimidating, Seth, to share the stage with so many Broadway stars? And Jack, do you wish you were in the cast? SETH: It’s horrifically intimidating! I do a scene with Faith Prince when she’s tapping and it freaks me out. I have a lot of scenes with Roger Bart, and I’m thinking, “I can’t believe such a brilliant comedian is willing to do this show with me.” But everyone in the cast is so supportive.JACK: I’d love to jump in one day. I always forget to write myself a role! [In workshops] I played Scott [now played by Max Crumm] and the villain, Tony [now played by Roger Bart.]SETH: If I take a vacation, Jack could take over for me. Just for a week! Disaster! Show Closed This production ended its run on May 8, 2016last_img read more

Local Designer Opens Mid-Brain Design

first_imgBurlington, VT – Nathan Dana announces the opening of Mid-Brain Design and launch of the website, www.mid-brain.com(link is external). Mid-Brain Design specializes in web design, print design, photography, and brand identity.Dana is launching Mid-Brain Design after building a solid career as creative director at Brandthropology, lead web designer at Paul Kaza Associates, and earning a degree in design studies from University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand and a degree in new media from Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT).Dana’s previous work includes building well known Vermont websites as VermontVacation.com, ThinkVermont.com, and VermontPersonnel.org and working with organizations from Vermont to abroad including Central Vermont Medical Center, The Alpine Shop, Symquest, New Zealand Auto Car Magazine, and Mark Petch Motor Sport.Mid-Brain Design is located in Burlington and on the web at www.mid-brain.com(link is external).last_img read more