Cancer Stricken Valerie Harper in Legal Battle with Looped Playwright

first_imgTony nominee and Emmy winner Valerie Harper, who was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer in March 2013, forcing her to withdraw from a national tour of Looped, has filed a lawsuit against its playwright Matthew Lombardo and the production’s producers. The New York Daily News reports that it claims they failed to pay the remainder of her contract. In response, Lombardo and the producers of Looped have filed a suit against Harper and her husband, Tony Cacciotti, for $2 million, saying the two “were both aware” that the actress was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2009, but did not disclose the information until after she signed onto the play. Lombardo said in a statement that “he was given no choice to defend himself as would anyone in his position and to reluctantly reveal what had actually transpired behind the scenes.” Best known for playing Rhoda Morgenstern Gerard on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Rhoda, Harper appeared on Dancing With the Stars last fall. A Tony nominee for the 2010 Broadway run of Looped, her other Great White Way credits include Take Me Along, Wildcat, Subways Are For Sleeping, Something Different, Paul Sills’ Story Theatre, Ovid’s Metamorphoses and The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife. It was recently reported that she was to guest star in Hallmark’s Signed, Sealed, Delivered.center_img View Commentslast_img read more

Ireland’s NPRF to ‘look at’ possible legal action against State Street

first_imgCorrigan, whose NTMA oversees the reserve fund, also confirmed that the NPRF was referred to as client A in a recent report by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority, published alongside the regulator’s decision to fine the transition management business £23m (€28m) for its failings.Following the announcement of the fine, the Commission announced that State Street Global Advisors (SSgA) had also been dropped as manager of equity mandates worth a total of €700m.In the FCA’s report, the regulator detailed how staff within State Street’s transition management business discussed how best to “get more revenue” from a deal tendered by the NPRF – which saw the fund liquidate close to €5bn of its portfolio due to the need to contribute toward’s Ireland’s €85bn bailout.One suggestion was to levy a 1-basis-point management fee “or something to that nature”, excluding any further commission, but to then take a spread of the deal.“We need to charge a fee, then – otherwise, they get suspicious,” the FCA report further quoted internal exchanges.Other exchanges discussed the possibility of raising further income after the fixed management fee levied on the third tranche of the transition was lowered from 1.65 basis points to 1.25bps.One employee said there was a “need to be very creative” in generating other sources of revenue.The unnamed employee then went on to outline what he believed should be done with “our new best friends”, adding the charge should be 1.65bps “for the privilege of working with us”.The employee later concluded: “We HAVE (sic) to show revenue in our numbers.”Corrigan said during the committee hearing that the overcharging had turned out to be “rogue behaviour”.When the FCA fine was announced, State Street noted it had self-reported the incident to the regulator and “dismissed individuals centrally involved in the overcharging” in 2011.“Also in 2011, we notified all transition management clients about the overcharging, only six of whom were directly affected,” the statement added.State Street declined to comment on the potential for legal action, instead referring IPE to a previous statement issued in the wake of the NPRF’s termination of the mandates overseen by SSgA. The National Pensions Reserve Fund (NPRF) has not ruled out legal action against State Street following an investigation that found the asset manager’s UK transition management service had “deliberately” overcharged the fund and five other clients.Paul Carty, chairman of the NPRF Commission, told a parliamentary committee that it was still considering “what detriment was suffered and if there is any further action that has to be considered”.However, speaking during the same Oireachtas committee of public accounts, National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) chief executive John Corrigan confirmed that, while the Commission would “look at” legal action, he was uncertain if the route would be pursued.“The legal advice we are getting is that it could be problematic,” he said. “Perhaps I should say no more, lest I prejudice a case if it is decided to take one.”last_img read more

Preparations of Bosnian National Football Team successfully ended

first_imgAnthropological testing in the FF BH Training Centre today completed the preparations of the U-18 national team of Bosnia and Herzegovina, players born in 2003.“We finished the first camp where we had all the invited players at our disposal. We did five training sessions, as well as anthropological tests that we do in cooperation with the Sarajevo Faculty of Sports and Physical Education. The boys worked well and everything went without injuries”, says the head coach Slaven Musa.This expert also commented on the working conditions at the first gathering after three months:“As far as health and epidemiological instructions are concerned, in the Training Centre we had all the necessary conditions to implement everything that was required of us, from keeping our distance, the distance between the tables in the dining room, etc. The players stayed in individual rooms, and in the double rooms there were players coming from the same clubs. We filled out all the epidemiological questionnaires, we measured the body temperature of the players and members of the technical staff on a daily basis. We complied with everything prescribed by the epidemiologist and adhered to all measures. It didn’t affect our training sessions, so we did everything we planned.”Musa also spoke about today’s tests:“We will get the results of anthropological tests later and we will compare them with the measurements we did at the winter camps. We perform these tests according to European and world standards where agility, speed and endurance are measured. According to the results from January, our players are in a very good anthropological condition. We will see what the results will be now. The break will probably be felt a bit, especially in terms of endurance, but at first glance it seems that the boys are still in good condition and the results could be better than we expected.”Tomorrow, the national team players born in 2002 will gather in Zenica.“As far as training sessions and work intensity are concerned, we will stick to a similar program at the next gathering. On the first day, we will do one introductory training session, the other two days there will be two trainings, and we will finish the preparations with tests like these. We will take all the same measures as now and I believe that everything will go well”, says Slaven Musa.Dženit Hajdarević, who leads the list of scorers in the Premier Youth U-17 League of Bosnia and Herzegovina with 21 goals, also received an invitation to this camp.“Given that we had a long break of two months, we can say that these preparations were a little harder than usual. However, everything went well and I think we all worked very well. I’m slowly getting back to the shape I was in before. During the break, I worked a lot alone at the stadium which is near my apartment. I also hired a private coach in order to stay in the best possible shape, but group trainings in these few days in Zenica were welcome”, says Hajdarević.Boro Erić, a national team player, also commented on the preparations:“This gathering serves us well after a long break. Most of the players worked only individually, all of us didn’t have the opportunity to do the team trainings. We all tried hard during the break, but we still missed the group training sessions. In addition, we will now have a clearer picture of what shape we are in after everything that has happened lately. I can be satisfied with my current condition, because I did today’s tests well.”The U-18 national team players left the Training Camp today, and the U-19 players will gather tomorrow.last_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Tuesday, June 10, 2014

first_imgWellington Police notes for Tuesday, June 10, 2014: •11:47 a.m. Officers investigated a theft by unknown suspect(s) in the 2000 block N. H, Wellington.•3:02 p.m. Sheila M. King, 69, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with speeding 55 mph in a 30 mph zone.•7:55 p.m. Miguel A. Pena, 46, Prosser, Wash. was issued a notice to appear for speeding 52 mph in a 40 mph zone.last_img

Clyne back in Liverpool training

first_imgLiverpool Clyne back in Liverpool training and joins squad for Porto trip Joe Wright 01:41 2/14/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) nathaniel clyne - cropped Getty Images Liverpool Premier League Jürgen Klopp Porto UEFA Champions League The right-back has returned to full training as the Reds prepare for an encounter with Porto in the Champions League Nathaniel Clyne has returned to training with Liverpool and has joined the squad for the Champions League last-16 first leg against Porto on Wednesday.The full-back has missed all of the 2017-18 season owing to a back problem, with his last appearance coming in the 3-0 Premier League win over Middlesbrough on May 21.The 26-year-old is back working with his team-mates, but Liverpool say he is “still some way off being considered for selection” and will therefore not be risked in Portugal. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Manager Jurgen Klopp told the club’s official website: “Clyney is back; of course, it is absolutely too early to think about him, but he is back in normal training, so that’s cool.”He’s been training for two days but after that long of a break, it will take time until he is able to play.”Clyne joined Liverpool from Southampton in July 2015 for a reported fee of £12.5 million. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more