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first_imgWe’re opening up our minds and letting our fantasies unwind at this news. Tennis superstar Rafael Nadal, who is about to begin his campaign at this year’s U.S. open, is a superfan of…Broadway! More specifically, of one Andrew Lloyd Webber. Nadal recently revealed to Vanity Fair that The Phantom of the Opera makes his spirit start to soar so much that he’s checked out the musical “like seven times.”What does the legendary composer make of his latest phan? “He would make a wonderful Phantom,” Lloyd Webber exclusively commented to Broadway.com, “maybe he can sing!”Other Great White Way productions on Nadal’s must-see list? “Les Miserables, Mamma Mia!, Lion King…” We’ll happily feast our eyes show you around the Main Stem, Mr. Nadal, if you have any downtime over the next fortnight…In the meantime, we are using the below video to inspire us dreamcasting Nadal in various other Broadway roles. View Comments The Phantom of the Opera Related Shows from $29.00last_img read more

first_imgI’ve written before about the importance of knowing your limits. As the head of an organization, we need to be aware of how our company is running, but that doesn’t mean we need to do it all. Accepting that we don’t know everything and trusting others to share the load are important attributes of a leader.That’s where delegation comes in. Each employee plays an important role in the success of the company – so long as responsibilities are distributed based on individual strengths and the value we create. However, there are effective ways to disperse tasks and responsibilities that create employee buy-in.Leadership development specialist Julia Felton explains that “there is a spectrum to delegation.”“At the end of the spectrum are task-based activities that team members are asked to perform, with little understanding of the context of that task; whilst at the other end of the spectrum, delegation becomes empowerment that ultimately morphs into Shared Leadership,” she writes. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

first_imgTorben Möger Pedersen, CEO, PensionDanmark“We submitted our application on 3 July this year,” he said. As yet, however, the DKK172bn pension fund is not listed on the organisation’s signatory database.The moves mean that all six Danish pension funds who left the PRI in 2013 have now become signatories once more.Four of the six funds – PKA, PFA Pension, ATP and Sampension – announced in December 2016 that they were signing up again. At the time, they said PRI chairman Martin Skancke had listened to their criticisms and the organisation had changed policies and management structure, making its plans and decisions more visible.According to the signatory database, all four rejoined between 3 January and 11 January 2017.In February 2015, following an 18-month independent governance review, signatories approved a new board governance structure for the PRI.When the six pension funds quit in 2013, they said would remain dedicated supporters of the organisation’s six founding principles, and continue to report individually on how they worked with responsible investment – including their compliance with the principles. According to the PRI’s signatory database on its website, the DKK250bn (€33.5bn) provider signed the principles on 10 July 2019.Fellow labour-market fund Industriens Pension has also decided to return to the ranks of PRI signatories, a spokesman for the scheme told IPE. Two of Denmark’s biggest pension providers have returned as signatories to the UN’s Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), reversing their 2013 walk-out staged in protest over the organisation’s governance.PensionDanmark and Industriens Pension both confirmed to IPE this week that they had rejoined the PRI. Four other Danish funds that exited in 2013 rejoined in January 2017.Torben Möger Pedersen, chief executive of PensionDanmark, said in a statement: “PensionDanmark can confirm the membership of PRI. We are looking forward to taking an active part in PRI’s actions for responsible investments.“This is particularly regarding the efforts to measure and benchmark investors’ impact on investments that meet the vision of the Sustainable Development Goals and the central aim of the Paris Agreement to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5°C.”last_img read more

first_imgAn improperly discarded cigarette sparked a three-alarm fire that damaged nine One Lake Place condominiums and caused $1 million in damage, said Vancouver Fire Marshal Heidi Scarpelli.Sixteen adults and children were displaced by the blaze that burned through the roof of the three-story complex the evening of July 2 at 5264 N.E. 121st Ave. in Orchards. Investigators determined that the fire was unintentional. A resident was smoking on a second-floor patio and put the cigarette into a planter, which contained a potting soil made of wood byproducts, Scarpelli said. Instead of extinguishing the fire, the soil allows it to smolder, ultimately igniting nearby combustible materials. It’s very similar to a bark dust fire, Scarpelli said. She said smokers should put out cigarettes in a metal container filled with sand or water. “That’s really the safest way to discard of a cigarette.” At full strength, 45 firefighters responded to the fire at the “F” building that started just after 8 p.m. They battled the blaze until 1 a.m. the next morning, but crews stayed on scene until 6:30 a.m. to make sure that the fire stayed out, said Vancouver Capt. Scott Willis.No one has been cited in the fire, officials said.last_img read more