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Colby Minifie Completes Cast of Long Day’s Journey Into Night

first_img Related Shows Jessica Lange Colby Minifie will round out the starry cast of the upcoming Broadway revival of Eugene O’Neill’s Long Day’s Journey Into Night. She joins a lineup that includes Jessica Lange, Gabriel Byrne, John Gallagher Jr. and Michael Shannon. Performances will begin on April 3 (instead of the previously announced March 31) at the American Airlines Theatre; opening night is set for April 27.Minifie, who will play Cathleen, returns to the Broadway stage after making her debut in The Pillowman. Her off-Broadway credits include Punk Rock, Close Up Space, Landscape of the Body and The Dark at the Top of the Stairs. She can be seen on screen in the upcoming films Blue Angel and Don’t Think Twice, as well as Jessica Jones, Deep Powder, and Camilla Dickinson.The Roundabout production, directed by Jonathan Kent, is scheduled to run through June 26. It will feature set design by Tom Pye, costumes by Jane Greenwood, lighting design by Natasha Katz and sound design by Clive Goodwin.Long Day’s Journey Into Night is the tale of an ordinary summer’s day with extraordinary consequences. Drawing heavily from the author’s personal history, the story centers on the Tyrones: a dysfunctional family with a drug-addicted mother, penny-pinching father and two troubled sons.Broadway.com customers with tickets to canceled performances will be contacted with information on refunds or exchanges. View Comments Star Files Michael Shannon Colby Minifie Photo: Caitlin McNaney Long Day’s Journey Into Night Show Closed This production ended its run on June 26, 2016last_img read more

The Voice of Entrepreneurs Association demands an urgent solution to the problem of passenger transport

first_imgThe Voice of Entrepreneurs Association sent an open letter to the Prime Minister Andrej Plenković requesting an urgent solution to the problem of passenger transport. We reiterate that for six months now there have been no solutions for the occasional passenger transport sector despite numerous agreements and meetings. In the public appearances of several ministers and their assistants, both from the last and from this convocation of the Government, non-refundable funds, loans and assistance to this affected sector were promised. We remind you that in this program, HBOR support is in charge of large companies, while HAMAG-BICRO is in charge of micro, small and medium-sized companies. We want to know if the role of HBOR is to distribute that money to big and important players before the small ones even get a chance to apply for these loans? Have we really come to the conclusion that one of the most affected sectors by this crisis has to beg for loans? We state that the grants that were promised to us, and the award of which is truly the only possibility that these companies will not fail, are no longer even mentioned. And for loans we ask the banks, but we can not get them. We did not receive an answer from the Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure to the inquiries of the Voice of Entrepreneurs about these grants, agreements with commercial banks and the time when users will be able to start applying for necessary loans. However, the Croatian Chamber of Commerce organized a webinar where we learned everything that is written in the program published in July, which we knew how to read. Given that in occasional passenger transport business activity is almost non-existent and will not exist until the beginning of the next tourist season, please clarify from which funds the business owners will pay the amounts of “fees” for moratoriums, when through subsidies, and when they would be approved, disabled? Moratoriums on leasing with fair calculation of interest, grants and credit lines have been promised for months, but not a single kuna has yet landed on the accounts of micro, small and medium-sized companies in the occasional passenger transport sector. Ministers, assistant ministers and state secretaries have been promising assistance to the occasional passenger transport sector for six months. We wonder, is there a possibility that the competent institutions and ministries have already decided which companies will survive this crisis and which will go bankrupt? We ask you for clear answers and solutions to questions related to the occasional passenger transport sector. For example, what about the 600 million kuna state aid program, which has been mentioned and promised several times? In the end, they emphasize that the occasional transport is on its knees and on the verge of collapse. “The Voice of Entrepreneurs Association has been trying for months to establish a dialogue and cooperation with the Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure and the Ministry of Tourism and Sports and with your Government in order to reach a quality solution for the occasional passenger transport sector. However, after a series of meetings, media inquiries and our protests, we can say that the occasional transport of passengers due to the negligence of you and the ministers in the Government of the Republic of Croatia is doomed. After as many as five protests by entrepreneurs and craftsmen from the occasional passenger transport sector and five meetings in the Ministries of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure and Tourism and Sports, we believe that Minister Oleg Butković should take responsibility for the collapse of companies and the closure of 20 jobs. We also expect the Government of the Republic of Croatia to take responsibility and offer urgent and quality solutions for the occasional passenger transport sector, because there is no more time. ” Mr. Plenković, if the companies in occasional passenger transport were operating normally as in the time before the corona virus, they would not even need the loans in question. Also, when these grants were announced at the May and June meetings, they were presented as grants with elaborate conditions and categorization of allocations by vehicle age and size. In reality, we have loans that cannot be obtained, with conditions that have nothing to do with common sense. And even if someone, by some miracle, gets the loan, which should serve to help the most vulnerable companies, these funds can not pay credit or leasing obligations, and it is these obligations are a noose around the neck of entrepreneurs in this industry. We are transmitting their letter in its entirety.  In those banks that have signed these agreements, support is also impossible to obtain because the client’s business and creditworthiness are analyzed in a way as if the Covid crisis does not exist and the requests are largely rejected. What, then, is the meaning of this program, what is it intended for and for whom, and why is it called aid if it is the vulnerable companies that have no chance of achieving the same aid? – it is stated in the letter signed by the president of the association Voice of Entrepreneurs Hrvoje Bujas and the coordinator of the subcommittee for transport Marko Slišković. In conversations and correspondence with HBOR and HAMAG, we heard that funds for help exist, but small entrepreneurs and craftsmen cannot reach them. We hope that the Government of the Republic of Croatia is aware that by the end of the year most companies in the occasional passenger transport sector will go bankrupt. An entire branch of the economy will be shut down solely through the fault of the competent ministry, which ignored all attempts at cooperation, and we did not receive understanding and concrete moves from the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Tourism and Sports, or you personally. The UGP points out that for six months now there have been no solutions for the occasional passenger transport sector, despite numerous agreements and meetings. What they propose as one of the quality solutions for the occasional passenger transport sector are moratoriums on leasing with a fair calculation of interest, grants and credit lines through HBOR or Hamag Bicro. Why, even after three months from the decision of your Government, have agreements not been signed with the largest commercial banks in Croatia regarding the placement of these funds? What is it in terms that prevents the largest banks from participating in this program?last_img read more

Euro 2020: Prosinecki resigns as Bosnia coach after Armenia debacle

first_imgRelatedPosts UEFA president Ceferin said leagues ready to play behind closed doors Ireland appoints new manager Coronavirus: Premier League extends suspension Robert Prosinecki stepped down as Bosnia’s head coach after their 4-2 defeat in Euro 2020 qualifying on Sunday left them with only a forlorn chance of reaching the finals, the Balkan nation’s football association said. “I have spoken to everyone and the crux of it is that I have resigned,” Prosinecki was quoted as saying on the Bosnian FA official website on Sunday. “When I took over I was confident we’d qualify for the European Championship and we’ve failed. My successor will have enough time to prepare the team for the Nations League playoffs. “I was very optimistic and I still think Bosnia is a very good team but something obviously isn’t right. It seems I have failed to motivate the team,” said the 50-year old former Croatia midfielder. The defeat left the Bosnians fourth in Group J on seven points from six games, eight behind leaders Italy who have won all their five matches. Second-placed Finland, who lost to Italy 1-2 on Sunday, have 12 points from six games and third-placed Armenia are on nine from six after their impressive home win over the Bosnians. Although they have only a mathematical chance of reaching Euro 2020 by finishing in the top two in their group, Bosnia could still advance to the finals via the Nations League. They topped their League B group ahead of Austria and Northern Ireland, meaning that they have qualified for the playoffs also including Denmark, Sweden and Ukraine, the winners of the second tier’s other three pools. The playoff winners will qualify for the European Championship to be held across Europe next year. Prosinecki, who won the 1991 European Cup with Red Star Belgrade and finished third with Croatia in the 1998 World Cup as a player, took over at Bosnia in January 2018 and enjoyed a 10-game unbeaten start. Reuters/NAN.Tags: ArmeniaBosniaEuro 2020Robert Prosineckilast_img read more

Victor Osimhen: Is Anfield

first_imgVictor Osimhen From Catalan giants- Barcelona to Serie A rivals-AC Milan and Inter, not to mention the several top English clubs his name has been linked with, Osimhen’s name has no doubt been linked more than any other ahead of the summer transfer window. With Liverpool back in the fray, Lille’s wizkid may be heading in the direction of AnfieldThat offers to prize away one of Nigeria’s biggest soccer export to Europe- Victor Osimhen from French club Lille is no longer news, so much so that Lille president Gerard Lopez has revealed that he has received offers for the attacker.Liverpool have reportedly begun the process of completing a move for Lille star by opening talks with the player’s representatives.The 21-year-old is having a stunning debut season for the French outfit, scoring 18 goals in 38 appearances in all competitions, and is valued at £60million. Le10Sport in France claim that Jurgen Klopp’s men were at the front of the queue to sign him and had already set the ball rolling by speaking to his agent.The Reds are in the market for a new forward, with doubts now lingering over a proposed move for Leipzig frontman Tomo Werner, while the likes of Mo Salah and Sadio Mane continue to be linked with Real Madrid.Meanwhile, Manchester United, Leicester and Chelsea have also been credited with an interest in Osimhen, who was signed from Charleroi in Belgium last summer.The highly rated youngster has also drawn links to Spanish giants Barcelona as of late and it is understood that Inter have identified him as a player they could move for in the event that Lautaro Martinez is to depart the club in the coming months with him continually being linked with Barcelona.Inter’s city rivals AC Milan have also been linked with making a move for the young forward, who joined LOSC Lille this past Summer from Belgian Pro League club Charleroi.The former Wolfsburg player has made 38 appearances across all competitions to date this term. In just over 3000 minutes on the park, the 21-year-old has scored 18 goals and he has also provided six assists for his teammates.Only Neymar, Moussa Dembele, Wissam Ben Yedder and Kylian Mbappe have scored more goals than the promising 21-year-old in the French top flight this term.The young forward, who Red Devils loanee Odion Ighalo claims is ‘future of Nigerian football’, and there are expected to be a number of clubs trying to land him once the summer transfer window opens up.The powerful forward had previously spoken of his ambitions to play in England during his career, while also warning interested parties that he would not settle for a bench-warming role.Earlier this month, Osimhen revealed his ambitions to ‘play for a big club in England’ and thanked fellow countryman Odion Ighalo for the advice he’s given him at the start of his career.‘Of course, one day I’d like to play for a big club in England,’ he told The Independent. ‘I’ve spoken to Odion about it. He gave me very good advice, he’s a legend and a big brother.‘My goal is to play at one of the biggest clubs in the world but now I’m very happy in Lille. ‘My priority is to play a lot of games. Signing for a big club and being on the bench is not exciting for me.’Meanwhile, transfer expert Duncan Castles has stated that Osimhen would be allowed to leave Lille this summer if the French club get the fee they want for the player.Lille believe Osimhen has the potential of becoming one of Europe’s top forwards in the next few years and they would be willing to let him go only if they feel they get enough money in return.“The information I have is that Liverpool have been in contact with Lille about their Nigeria centre-forward Victor Osimhen,” Castles said on the Transfer Window podcast.“He’s attracting attention from a lot of clubs and has been fulfilling the potential he showed when he won the Golden Boot at the World Youth Cup a few years ago, scoring 10 goals in that particular tournament in Chile“They are open to selling him this summer but only if the market provides them with the right price.“And they’re very conscious that this may well not be the transfer window to sell a player of his talent. That will factor into their thinking.“They believe they’ve got a player who is going to turn into one of the top centre-forwards in European football.”Castles says the figure Lille want for Osimhen is around €80million (£69.5m) and are prepared to keep the player if that price is not matched.The 21-year-old is having a stunning debut season for the French side, and Lille are said to value the player at £60million if he is to leave in the summer.Meanwhile, there will be no chance for the Nigerian forward to clinch the top scorer award in the French top flight and his club to nick a UEFA Champions League spot, following the premature conclusion of the league campaign.Lille have been denied the opportunity to appear in a second consecutive Champions League after the LFP Board of Directors formally voted in favour of the stoppage of the 2019/20 Ligue 1 & Ligue 2 seasons.The development comes after the French government shut down sports events until September.Paris Saint-Germain have been declared champions, despite the season being ended early due to the coronavirus pandemic.Olympique Marseille and Rennes are the clubs set to join the champions for next season’s Champions League challenge.Before the break induced by the pandemic, Lille were placed fourth on the Ligue 1 table, a solitary point behind Rennes in third.Les Dogues, by their position, will compete in the Europa League next term.Also, Monaco’s Yedder and PSG’s Mbappe will share the top scorer award after netting 18 goals this term.Osimhen is a further five goals behind in the fifth position and would feel disappointed that he was denied the chance to make up grounds on the winners in the 10 cancelled games.It’s a further blow for the Super Eagles striker, whose club has also been knocked into the Europa League for the 2020/21 campaign.With Real Madrid Manager Zinedine Zidane is still said to be searching for Cristiano Ronaldo’s replacement at the Bernabeu, especially given big-money signing Eden Hazard’s injury problems since his switch to Spain.The Reds front man, Mane has emerged as a top target for the La Liga giants after another impressive campaign on Merseyside, which is why Liverpool are craving for the signature of Osimhen should they lose the Senegalese to Bernabeu.In 2016, Osimhen turned down a move to Arsenal after Arsene Wenger had revealed he was close to bringing him to the Emirates.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Man City eye record books after clinching title

first_img2364, United Kingdom | AFP | Champions Manchester City have set their sights on rewriting the record books after clinching the Premier League title.Pep Guardiola’s side were crowned kings of English football on Sunday as their arch rivals Manchester United slumped to a shock 1-0 defeat against struggling West Bromwich Albion.City are 16 points clear of second placed United, who can only take a maximum of 15 points from their remaining matches. Given the way they have demolished all challengers in the league, it was apparent months ago that it was only a matter of when rather than if City would take the title.But sealing the silverware thanks to a slip from old enemies United and their boss Jose Mourinho — a long-time rival of Guardiola — was a sweet moment, especially after they lost to their neighbours in the Manchester derby last weekend.Winning the title with five matches to go makes City the joint earliest champions in the Premier League era — matching the achievement of the 2000-01 Manchester United team. That is just one of a welter of statistical feats that have led some to rank City among the Premier League’s greatest ever teams.Whether they deserve to be mentioned in the same breath as Manchester United’s 1999 treble winners or the 2004 Arsenal ‘Invincibles’ is up for debate.Celebrating victory .. Celebrating together!Congratulations to @ManCity on winning the English #PremierLeague [email protected] #ManCity pic.twitter.com/reikzkBzgz— Etisalat UAE (@etisalat) April 15, 2018But City, who will stage a title party when they host Swansea on Sunday, have a chance to underline their credentials over their last five matches.Fuelled by the majestic form of Kevin De Bruyne, David Silva, Sergio Aguero and Raheem Sterling, City set a new Premier League record earlier this season by winning 18 successive matches.The Premier League’s record points tally of 95, set by Chelsea in 2004-05, is within City’s reach if they can take nine from their last fixtures.With 28 league victories so far, City need three more wins to top Chelsea’s record of 30 Premier League wins in a season.Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2last_img read more

Walker dropped as Guardiola reshuffles defence for Liverpool test

first_imgManchester, United Kingdom | AFP | Pep Guardiola reshuffled his Manchester City defence for Thursday’s must-win top of the table Premier League clash with Liverpool as England international Kyle Walker was again dropped to the bench.City trail league leaders Liverpool by seven points with Guardiola admitting anything other than a win for the champions at the Etihad will make catching Jurgen Klopp’s men “almost impossible.”Walker was also sidelined for City’s defeat to Leicester and victory over Southampton on Sunday after conceding a penalty in a shock 3-2 home defeat to Crystal Palace 12 days ago with Danilo keeping his place at right-back.Aymeric Laporte moves over to left-back with captain Vincent Kompany starting alongside John Stones at the heart of the defence. Kevin de Bruyne is only fit enough for a place on the bench with David Silva and Bernardo Silva bolstered by the return to fitness of Fernandinho at the base of the midfield.By contrast, Klopp goes with his tried and trusted as Jordan Henderson and James Milner return in place of Fabinho and Xherdan Shaqiri from the side that thrashed Arsenal 5-1 on Saturday.Indeed, goalkeeper Alisson Becker is the only change from the Liverpool side that lost 3-1 to Real Madrid in the Champions League final in May.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Gov. DeSantis Attributes Spike in COVID-19 Cases to “Another Big Dump of Test Results”

first_imgDeSantis added that the percentage of positive cases among the counties that were the first to reopen across the state is 1.66%.The state’s health department reported 48,675 confirmed cases of COVID-19 across Florida on Thursday morning, with 2,144 deaths and 8,946 hospitalizations since the pandemic began.Miami-Dade has 16,367 cases of COVID-19 and 602 deaths, the highest numbers in the state. Meanwhile, Broward has 6,514 cases and 286 deaths. Gov. Ron DeSantis provided an explanation Thursday for the sudden spike in the number of coronavirus cases in the state.He attributed the numbers to “another big dump of test results: more than 50,000 results with roughly 1,300 new cases.”Palm Beach County ended up matching its record for most reported new COVID-19 deaths in a single day, and represents the state’s largest increase, according to data released on Thursday by the Florida Department of Health.The 17 deaths in the county were among 48 statewide. That brings the total number of deaths in Palm Beach County to 308, with 4,968 positive cases.last_img read more

About Town

first_imgRED BANKRed Bank Elks Lodge No. 233 will be holding its Annual Bill Connors Memorial Golf outing on Monday, Sept. 10.The event will take place at Sun Eagles Golf Course, at Fort Monmouth in Tinton Falls with an 8 a.m. shotgun start. Play is limited to first 124 that sign up.The cost of the event is $120 per person that includes continental breakfast, green fees, cart, and steak dinner at the lodge at about 2 p.m. The steak dinner includes draft beer, wine and soda.All money raised will benefit the lodge and all they do to support the needs of our United States veterans, special needs children and the needs of our community.Registration for the golf outing is available online at the Red Banks Elks website: Redbankelks.org. * * * * *The Annual Red Bank Street Fair and Craft Show will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9. Admission and parking are free.Board and Monmouth streets will be closed to vehicular traffic as approximately 300 artists, crafters, retailers, merchants, restaurants and food vendors will be exhibiting their wares.There will be inflatable rides, live music, a DJ, clowns, jugglers, stilt walkers, games and family fun throughout the event. The 17-piece Full-Count Jazz Band will be performing at 11:30 a.m. on Broad Street and will be followed at 2 p.m. by The Flying Dogs of Jupiter Rock Band. Other musical entertainment will be performing on Monmouth Street.Free prizes will be given away by radio stations New Jersey 101.5-FM and Breeze Radio.Additional information is available by visiting the website at www.streetfairs.org. * * * * *Backward Glances, located at 43 Broad St., will be holding its Halloween costume preview day on Sunday, Sept. 9, with a portion of the sales being donated to the Red Cross for Hurricane Isaac victims. ATLANTIC HIGHLANDSThis month, the Atlantic Highlands Library will introduce Baby Storytime to its children’s programs.The library, located at Bo­ough Hall at 100 First Ave., will hold Baby Storytimes from 9:30 to 10 a.m., Wednesdays.All little ones ages 10 to 24 months are welcome – with their parents or caregivers – to enjoy nursery rhymes, finger plays and playtime. A parent or caregiver must attend with the child. No registration is required.For more information and to register for programs at the Atlantic Highlands Library, please call 732-291-1956. For more information on programming at the Monmouth County Library, visit the webpage at www.monmouthcountylib.org. * * * * *All of the one-minute films selected for FilmOneFest 2012, including several shown only at the awards reception, can be viewed 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14.Film lovers will have the opportunity to meet co-directors Robert O’Connor and Julie Gartenberg, as well as judges and winning film-makers at the special screening at the Paper Moon Puppet Theatre in Atlantic Highlands.Admission, including question-and-answer session with directors, judges and filmmakers, plus light refreshments, is only $10. Seating is very limited.Tickets can be purchased online via PayPal at the Atlantic Highlands Arts Council website, www.atlantic highlandsartscouncil.org or at The Painted Frame, 77 Center Ave. EATONTOWNThe Cancer Support Community is holding A Taste of Wellness during its open house from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, and from 9:30 a.m. to noon Friday, Oct. 5, at 613 Hope Road.Each session will feature a presentation of Fight Cancer with Your Fork! by Susan Silberstein, Ph.D. Silberstein is an author, the founder/ director of the Center for Advancement in Cancer Education and a nationally recognized speaker on cancer and nutrition. Attendees will hear what science says about diet and cancer prevention, the best foods for fighting cancer, how to create an inner environment unfriendly to cancer and so much more.Paired with a healthy cooking demonstration seats are sure to fill quickly. Those who wish to attend should reserve a seat by calling Ilene Winters or Lorriane Mackin at 732-578-9200 or visit www.cscjerseyshore.org.In addition, a program snapshot will be offered. This will give visitors the opportunity to interact with members and hear firsthand how the Cancer Support Community programs of exercise, yoga, qi-gong and support groups have enhanced their recovery.The mission of the Cancer Support Community is to help people affected by cancer enhance their health and well-being through participation in professional programs of emotional support, education and hope. FREEHOLDThe Monmouth County Master Gardener program is holding a Birds, Bugs and Beyond extravaganza from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, at the Monmouth County Agricultural Building, 4000 Kozloski Road.The event will feature children’s activities that look at bugs and birds and other garden creatures through live bird and snake shows, make and take crafts, games, composting and vermicomposting (with worms), garden tours and displays that feature bees, bats, butterflies, reptiles and insects.Monmouth County 4-H Herpetology Club members will show off their live snakes. Attendees will have a chance to hold a snake, ask questions and learn about herpetology from knowledgeable 4-H’ers.The day also will include the opening of Insane Insects, a 4-H art show of drawings, paintings, photography and sculpture all about insects. The art show will be on display through Sept. 30 in the agricultural building.Birds, Bugs and Beyond will be held rain or shine and is presented by the Rutgers Cooperative Extension Ser­vice of Monmouth County, the Monmouth County Master Gardeners and the 4-H Youth Development program.Additional information is available by calling the Monmouth County Master Gardeners at 732-303-7614.Master Gardeners are experts in all things related to home gardening in Monmouth County and the group will host a free Master Gardener Helpline Table at the event. LITTLE SILVERSickles Market will be holding its first-ever Biggest Tomato Contest on Saturday, Sept. 8. The weigh-in is slated for 1 p.m.The winner will receive many “At-a-boys (or girls)” and $100 gift certificate from Sickles Market. Preregistra­tion is not required. There is no entry fee.The rules of the Biggest Tomato Contest require that participants enter only one tomato and that it must be grown by them. Tomatoes may be green, red, pink, white, or orange. The winning tomato will be judged by weight only.Registration in the contest grants permission for the entrant’s name and likeness to be used in the contest to related marketing materials.“We decided to hold the Biggest Tomato Contest because we have many enthusiastic garden customers who love a bit of fun and competition,” said Bob Sickles, third generation owner of Sickles Market. “Also these types of events offer a platform for sharing information and tips among our professionals and the gardeners.“We anticipate that our contestants will be swapping tips on how they grew their largest tomato, too. Plus, the professionals from Coast of Maine will also have some helpful hints on growing the healthiest, most productive crops in your home gardens. And gardening enthusiasts know that it’s as important to build your soil in the fall as it is in the spring,” he said.last_img read more

Incentives for exporters

first_imgThe government provides various incentives to South African firms to export their products internationally. Export Marketing and Investment Assistance The Export Marketing and Investment Assistance (EMIA) scheme compensates exporters for the costs involved in developing export markets for South African products and services. Set up by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), EMIA aims to develop an export market in South Africa and to assist South African exporters gain access to this market. By encouraging individual manufacturers and exporters, the DTI hopes to recruit new foreign direct investment. The scheme is administered by Trade and Investment South Africa’s (TISA) export promotion unit. Under this scheme, the DIT offers exporters incentives and financial assistance with market research, trade missions, showcasing products and services at international exhibitions, among other things. Costs covered can include exhibition fees, stand construction, travel and daily allowances. Who qualifies for EMIA assistance?South African manufactures and exporters;South African export trading houses representing at least three SMMEs or businesses owned by Historical Disadvantaged Individuals (HDIs);South African commission agents representing at least three SMMEs or HDI- owned businesses; andSouth African exports councils, industry associations and joint action groups (JAGs) representing at least five South African entities. The Industrial Development Corporation The IDC makes financing available at reduced rates for selected expansion schemes that are expected to result in increased foreign exchange earnings. Financing of credit for exporters of capital goods is also available through the IDC or private sector merchant banks at reduced rates. The Export Credit Insurance Corporation The ECIC provides export credit and foreign investment insurance cover on behalf of the government. The ECIC, an agency of the Department of Trade and Industry, aims to facilitate and encourage South African export trade by underwriting export credit loans and investments outside the country to enable South African contractors to win capital goods and services’ contracts in other countries. Website: sars.gov.za Website: www.ecic.co.za Website: www.idc.co.zaSee the official portal for South African government incentive schemes: www.investmentincentives.co.za Website: sars.gov.za See the DTI website for the latest information on EMIA Download the DTI’s Guide to Incentive Schemes 2011/12, [PDF]Contact the EMIA administrators:General enquiries: (012) 394 1014DTI Customer Contact Centre: 0861 843 384 Credit Guarantee Insurance Corporation Offers exporters insurance covering domestic or international debtors, which means exporters are protected against non-payment. IDC is a shareholder of the company.Website: www.creditguarantee.co.za See the DTI website for the latest information on sector specific funding, including Project Funding For Emerging Exporters guidelinescenter_img See the DTI website for the latest information on CPFP, including guidelines and to download application forms Sector Specific Assistance Scheme The Sector Specific Assistance Scheme (SSAS) is a reimbursable 80:20 cost-sharing grant offering financial support to export councils, joint action groups and industry associations. The scheme has a subprogramme specially designed to assist emerging exporters. Eligible enterprises are non-profit business organisations in sectors and sub- sectors of the industry prioritised by the DTI. Customs and Excise duty refunds Provision is made in the Customs and Excise Act for general refunds, as well as a large number of specific drawbacks and refunds of customs and excise duties, to exporters. These concessions are available to manufacturers as well as to merchants who import goods for re-export. Assistance is divided between individual and group offerings; and each scheme has its own defined criteria. VAT Export Incentive Scheme Exporters may zero-rate VAT on exports regarded as a direct export. Applicable to exporters registered as VAT vendors in South Africa. You must be registered with the South African Revenue Service (SARS) to export commercial goods from South Africa. Capital Projects Feasibility Programme The Capital Projects Feasibility Programme (CPFP) is a cost-sharing programme that contributes to the cost of feasibility studies likely to lead to projects outside South Africa that will increase local exports and stimulate the market for South African capital goods and services. All South African enterprises are eligible, as long as the study is undertaken by local companies. SA.info reporter Reviewed: 5 August 2012 Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Lighting for Video: Color Temperature and Size

first_imgUnderstanding color temperature, light size and power draw is imperative for picking the right light for your video shoots!In the second part in our series on Lighting for Video we dig deeper into choosing the right light for your shoot. In this video tutorial we’ll discuss more lighting basics including color temperature, light size and power draw – essential knowledge for ensuring you’ve chosen the right light for your shot.The color temperature of lighting units is measured on the Kelvin scale. In this tutorial we’ll first cover the lighting temperature of different lighting units and where they fall on the Kelvin scale. By understanding this fundamental of lighting, you can achieve better results in mixed lighting environments and compensate for potential color casts. See the image below for a handy cheat sheet on color temperature from StreamingMediaProducer.Additionally, we’ll take a look at a few examples of how light size effects the look of a shot. The size of the light relative to the size of the subject dictates how hard or soft the shadows appear.Finally, we’ll make a few considerations for power usage when choosing lights for your shoot – which lights draw the most power and how to prevent circuit overload from these heavy hitters.Be sure to check out our previous video tutorial on light output for even more info on choosing the right light for your video shoot.Stay tuned, as we’ll be adding more videos in our Lighting for Video series!Image from Streaming Media Producerlast_img read more