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first_img View Comments Christmas week on Broadway and the majority of productions played seven performances; two that did the full eight shows topped the frontrunners by gross—Hamilton, once again breaking the $3 million mark and Wicked, which continues to be popular after thirteen years on the Main Stem. On the other end of the spectrum, On Your Feet! had a particularly difficult week, bringing in the fifth least of any show on Broadway by gross and ending up the lowest by capacity. Next week is traditionally one of the strongest at the Great White Way’s box office so the Gloria Estefan bio-musical will be hoping for a significant uptick then.Here’s a look at who was on top—and who was not—for the week ending December 25:FRONTRUNNERS (By Gross)1. Hamilton ($3,303,537)2. Wicked ($2,245,595)3. The Lion King ($2,128,859)*4. Aladdin ($1,620,713)*5. The Book of Mormon ($1,346,744)*UNDERDOGS (By Gross)5. On Your Feet! ($453,978)*4. The Humans ($422,359)*3. In Transit ($234,383)*2. Les Liaisons Dangereuses ($187,815)*1. The Encounter ($173,712)*FRONTRUNNERS (By Capacity)1. The Book of Mormon (102.24%)*2. Hamilton (101.77%)3. Dear Evan Hansen (101.55%)*4. The Lion King (98.41%)*5. Aladdin (98.25%)*UNDERDOGS (By Capacity)5. Something Rotten! (68.40%)*4.The Illusionists – Turn of the Century (67.93%)**3. The Encounter (63.31%)*2. Les Liaisons Dangereuses (49.07%)*1. On Your Feet! (42.93%)**Number based on seven performances**Number based on nine performancesSource: The Broadway League Jennifer DiNoia in ‘Wicked'(Photo: Matt Crockett)last_img read more

first_imgBy Dialogo June 07, 2011 Leftist Ollanta Humala, a former member of the military, forty-eight years old, claimed victory in the Peruvian presidential election in a square in downtown Lima, in front of thousands of followers who waited for him for hours. “The results that have been issued, the quick counts show us that we’ve arrived successfully and that we’ve won the elections in Peru,” the candidate said, in front of a multitude who applauded him enthusiastically. Humala promised that he “will continue with economic growth, and that this growth will be the great motor of the country’s social development,” at the same time that he proposed a government of national unity. Humala’s supporters experienced moments of anxiety after the first official bulletin showed a closer result than did four quick counts of the voting that identified him as the winner. Nevertheless, Fernando Tuesta, director of the Catholic University’s Opinion Institute, judged that Humala’s small lead did not mean that his triumph was in danger. “Some results from the north and Lima (where Keiko has more support) have very high numbers, but the departments where Humala has more votes are lacking. The official results will gradually move closer to what the quick counts indicated,” Tuesta said. “Based on our experience, the probability that the quick counts are mistaken is very remote; what’s expected is that the results will move closer to the quick count,” he added. According to four quick counts, Humala won by a margin of between 2 and 4.4 percentage points. The director of the Ipsos-Apoyo consulting firm, Alfredo Torres, said that “this result is irreversible.” If Humala’s triumph is confirmed, it would be the first time the left has returned to power since the military regime of Juan Velasco Alvarado (1968-1975).last_img read more

first_img 53SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Paul Robert Paul Robert has been helping financial institutions drive their retail growth strategies for over 20 years. Paul is the Chief Executive Officer for FI Strategies, LLC, a private consulting company … Web: fi-strategies.com Details It’s been about six months since the Wells Fargo incentive debacle hit the CFPB fan. Since that time many of our credit union clients have asked for a review of their incentive and total compensation programs to make sure they adhere to the required “effective controls and oversight” and their incentives don’t cause “significant harm to consumers posed by incentive programs”.The first (and most challenging) question in any review of incentive programs should be simply: are we sure we really need an incentive program? Many credit union executives assume they need monetary incentives to produce the growth their organization desires. The fact of the matter is many employees, including those in your “sales” positions, don’t rank money as their primary motivator. They’d be just as happy and highly motivated by other forms of recognition.But if you insist on having a monetary-based incentive program, here is a six-pack of considerations to make sure you’re optimally successful and compliant:Are you incenting behavior and production that supports your credit union strategy and mission? The good news about incentives is they drive behavior; the bad news about incentives is they drive behavior. Make sure all incented behavior upholds your goal to be the member’s financial “partner” and you’re not unintentionally driving the wrong behaviors.Are you receiving increased performance as a result of paying an incentive? The only reason you should be paying an incentive is if you’re receiving production you wouldn’t otherwise be receiving. Don’t pay an above-base incentive if you’re not receiving above-base production from sales staff.Are your incentives consistent with your total compensation philosophy? Make sure your incentive payments are keeping you within your market-based pay grades. If you’re already paying above market on a base salary, you don’t need to also pay above market on incentives.Are your incentives easy to understand? Your incentive plan should adhere to the KISS principle – keep it simple, stupid! Limit the calculations to no more than three variables and make sure all employees know exactly what they need to do to earn their incentive.Are you providing additional incentives besides the monetary ones? As noted above, not all employees are going to be motivated by money so make sure you have other motivators in place – time off, awards, President’s Club, etc – and include your employees in the program design.Are you closely monitoring your incentive program? Someone needs to own your incentive program. Often, that owner is the HR Director but others should be included in the management and oversight of it. Board committees, CFO, Sales Manager, Marketing Department, and Senior Executive Team all share the vital responsibility of maintaining the program’s integrity.If your credit union needs to review your incentive program for compliance and appropriateness, I have two options for you: 1) email me at [email protected] to set up a no obligation conversation about what you’re doing today and how to best position your incentive program for the future; and 2) check into a webinar I will be hosting on Thursday, June 8 called “Avoid the Incentive Trap” – contact Lacinda Athen at [email protected] for details.last_img read more

first_imgOrganisers have announced that next year’s tournament will be held at the Portstewart Golf Club in County Derry and it has also been moved to a new slot on the European Tour calendar.last_img

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