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"TD Bank is proud to be recognized as a leader in fostering and integrating diversity and inclusion into everything we do, including our strong commitment to recruiting talented people who reflect the diverse communities and customers that we serve," said Allen Love, Chair of the Diversity Leadership Team at TD Bank. DiversityInc also ranked TD on two specialty lists: Top Companies for Global Diversity and Top Companies for People with Disabilities.  DiversityInc's annual survey yields an empirically driven ranking based on recruitment, talent development, senior leadership commitment and supplier diversity. "There are simply not enough qualified people to hire. A company's ability to find the best and brightest, advance and retain them equitably is a decisive competitive advantage," said Luke Visconti, founder and CEO of DiversityInc. "The DiversityInc Top 50 have a decisive metrics-evidenced ability to treat people more fairly than other large companies. They also have a greater-than-average return for their shareholders." The full list can be found at www.DiversityInc.com/top50. Furthering its commitment to sustaining a diverse and inclusive culture, TD Bank announced on April 5, 2017 that it named Kelley Cornish Head of U.S. Diversity and Inclusion. Prior to joining TD, she led Diversity and Inclusion at AmeriHealth Caritas, where she established and executed a multi-year diversity and inclusion strategy. Nationally recognized for its commitment to Diversity and Inclusion, TD Bank has also been named a "Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality" by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation for eight consecutive years. TD Bank has also been recognized for its commitment to people with disabilities.  For the second year in a row, The American Association of People with Disabilities and the US Business Leadership Network® recognized TD Bank for scoring 100% on the Disability Equality Index®, which rates U.S. companies on their disability inclusion policies and practices. The score earned TD Bank a spot on DEI's 2016 "Best Places to Work" list. TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank, is one of the 10 largest banks in the U.S., providing more than 9 million customers with a full range of retail, small business and commercial banking products and services at more than 1,200 convenient locations throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Metro D.C., the Carolinas and Florida. In addition, TD Bank and its subsidiaries offer customized private banking and wealth management services through TD Wealth®, and vehicle financing and dealer commercial services through TD Auto Finance. TD Bank is headquartered in Cherry Hill, N.J. To learn more, visit www.tdbank.com. Find TD Bank on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TDBank and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/TDBank_US. TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank, is a member of TD Bank Group and a subsidiary of The Toronto-Dominion Bank of Toronto, Canada, a top 10 financial services company in North America. The Toronto-Dominion Bank trades on the New York and Toronto stock exchanges under the ticker symbol "TD". To learn more, visit www.td.com. About DiversityInc The mission of DiversityInc is to bring education and clarity to the business benefits of diversity. The DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list began in 2001, when many corporations were beginning to understand the business value of diversity-management initiatives. The 2017 Top 50 Companies for Diversity results will be featured on ‪DiversityInc.com and in DiversityInc magazine. DiversityInc is a VA certified veteran-owned business and a USBLN certified business owned by a person with a disability. For more information, visit www.diversityinc.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn @DiversityInc. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/five-years-strong-td-bank-again-named-a-top-50-company-for-diversity-by-diversityinc-300452390.html


News Article | May 6, 2017
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L'Assemblea ordinaria e straordinaria degli Azionisti di TerniEnergia S.p.A., si è riunita in data odierna con la presidenza di Stefano Neri. Parte ordinaria L'Assemblea degli Azionisti ha esaminato e approvato il progetto di bilancio e preso atto della presentazione del bilancio consolidato al 31 dicembre 2016. RISULTATI CONSOLIDATI AL 31 DICEMBRE 2016 I ricavi sono pari a Euro 84,2 milioni. La contrazione rispetto all'esercizio precedente (Euro 368,7 milioni; -77,2%) è attribuibile alla consistente riduzione dell'attività di energy management conseguente all'uscita dal perimetro di consolidamento di Free Energia, nelle more dell'acquisizione di una società target operante nel medesimo settore (come già indicato nelle linee strategiche del Gruppo), al fine di non modificare sostanzialmente il modello di business. I ricavi delle società acquisite Softeco Sismat e Selesoft entrano, invece, nel perimetro di consolidamento dal 1° Novembre 2016, a seguito della sottoscrizione dei relativi contratti di investimento. L'EBITDA si attesta a Euro 17,3 milioni (Euro 25,2 milioni al 31 Dicembre 2015, -31,3%). L'Ebitda Margin è pari al 20,6%, in crescita rispetto all'esercizio 2015 (6,85%). Il Risultato Operativo Netto (EBIT) è pari a Euro 8,1 milioni (Euro 17,1 milioni al 31 Dicembre 2015), dopo ammortamenti, accantonamenti e svalutazioni non ricorrenti per Euro 9,2 milioni (Euro 8,1 milioni totali nel 2015). Questo dato, in particolare, è influenzato dagli effetti negativi derivanti dalle svalutazioni delle partecipazioni in Veneto Banca, nonché in altri asset operativi e finanziari, per un totale di circa Euro 3,6 milioni. L'utile netto, che include la quota di risultato dall'attività delle JV, si attesta a Euro 1,15 milioni (Euro 2,6 milioni al 31/12/2015, -55%), mentre l'Utile ante imposte (EBT) è pari a Euro 2,4 milioni. La Posizione Finanziaria Netta è pari a Euro 93,9 milioni (Euro 89,5 milioni al 30/09/2016), in crescita per l'ingresso nel perimetro del Gruppo delle società Softeco e Selesoft. La Posizione Finanziaria Netta non corrente è pari a Euro 79,1 milioni, mentre la Posizione Finanziaria Netta a breve è pari a Euro 15,7 milioni. Il rapporto PFN/EBITDA è pari a 5,4x (rispetto a 3,46x dell'esercizio 2015). Il Patrimonio Netto è pari a Euro 57,5 milioni (Euro 54,2 milioni al 30/09/2016), mentre il Capitale Immobilizzato si attesta a Euro 150,7 milioni, di cui Euro 79,4 milioni riferiti a immobilizzazioni materiali. Il Patrimonio Netto tiene conto anche delle azioni proprie detenute in portafoglio, che ammontano a n° 1.012.224. RISULTATI TERNIENERGIA S.P.A. AL 31 DICEMBRE 2016 I ricavi netti si attestano a Euro 30,7 milioni (Euro 32,2 milioni al 31/12/2015). Il margine operativo lordo (EBITDA) è pari a Euro 3,9 milioni (Euro 11,5 milioni al 31/12/2015). Il risultato netto è negativo per Euro 6,7 milioni (Euro 2,1 milioni al 31/12/2015). RELAZIONE SULLA REMUNERAZIONE EX ART. 123-TER D. LGS. 58/98 L'Assemblea ha approvato la Relazione sulla remunerazione degli Amministratori e dei Dirigenti con responsabilità strategiche prevista dall'art. 123-ter del D. Lgs. 58/98. CONFERIMENTO INCARICO DI REVISIONE LEGALE DEI CONTI Si ricorda che con l'approvazione del bilancio al 31 dicembre 2016 è venuto a scadere l'incarico di revisore legale dei conti conferito per il periodo 2008-2016 a PWC SpA. Sulla base della proposta motivata del Collegio Sindacale, l'odierna Assemblea ha conferito l'incarico per la revisione legale del bilancio consolidato e del bilancio separato, nonché della relazione semestrale consolidata limitata di TerniEnergia SpA, alla società EY SpA per gli esercizi dal 2017 al 2025. NOMINA DI DUE AMMINISTRATORI L'Assemblea ha, inoltre, provveduto a ratificare la nomina per cooptazione quali Amministratori dell'ing. Piero Manzoni e del dott. Giulio Gallazzi, in sostituzione del dott. Massimiliano Salvi e del rag. Domenico De Marinis, confermando in 9 il numero dei componenti il Consiglio di Amministrazione, come deliberato dall'assemblea del 27 Aprile 2016. Ratificando le nomine, l'Assemblea ha proceduto all'analisi e alla verifica degli eventuali conflitti di interesse, anche potenziali, tra la carica assunta dall'ing. Manzoni e quelle ricoperte in aziende controllate dalla propria famiglia ed ha autorizzato lo stesso in via generale e preventiva, ad operare quale Amministratore esecutivo della Società (ex art 2390 cod. civ). L'ing. Manzoni e il dott. Gallazzi resteranno in carica fino alla scadenza dell'attuale Consiglio di Amministrazione e quindi fino alla data dell'assemblea convocata per l'approvazione del bilancio dell'esercizio al 31 dicembre 2018. A seguito della nuova nomina il Consiglio di Amministrazione è così composto: Stefano Neri (Presidente con poteri esecutivi), Fabrizio Venturi (con poteri esecutivi), Laura Bizzarri (con poteri esecutivi), Piero Manzoni, Giulio Gallazzi, Monica Federici, Paolo Ottone Migliavacca (consigliere indipendente), Mario Marco Molteni (consigliere indipendente) e Laura Rossi (consigliere indipendente). In base a quanto comunicato alla Società, l'ing. Piero Manzoni e il dott. Giulio Gallazzi non possiedono azioni di TerniEnergia SpA. POLITICHE DI REMUNERAZIONE E INCENTIVAZIONE L'Assemblea degli Azionisti ha approvato la politica della Società e del Gruppo in materia di remunerazioni e incentivazioni, che prevede l'emolumento complessivo annuo lordo del Consiglio di Amministrazione in Euro 720.000 oltre oneri e contributi di legge. Si precisa che con riferimento al compenso variabile deliberato dall'Assemblea degli Azionisti del 27 aprile 2016, è stato confermato lo stesso compenso variabile per gli amministratori esecutivi e dirigenti con responsabilità strategiche per gli esercizi 2017 e 2018, con la precisazione che questo non spetterà a coloro che risulteranno beneficiari del Piano di Stock Grant 2017-2019. PIANO DI STOCK GRANT 2017-2019 L'Assemblea degli Azionisti ha approvato il piano di incentivazione e fidelizzazione (il "Piano di Stock Grant 2017-2019" - il "Piano") basato sulle azioni della Società a favore del top management. L'Assemblea ha deliberato di attribuire al Consiglio di Amministrazione tutti i poteri occorrenti alla concreta attuazione del predetto Piano di Stock Grant 2017-2019. A tal fine, a titolo esemplificativo e non esaustivo, il CDA potrà, sentito il Comitato per le Remunerazioni, con facoltà di subdelega, (i) dare attuazione al Piano redigendone il Regolamento; (ii) individuare nominativamente i beneficiari dello stesso; (iii) determinare il numero dei diritti a ricevere gratuitamente azioni della Società da assegnare a ciascun beneficiario; (iv) predisporre ed approvare la documentazione connessa all'implementazione del Piano. In particolare, il Piano prevede l'attribuzione gratuita ai beneficiari fino a massime n. 2.354.478 azioni subordinatamente al raggiungimento di predeterminati obiettivi di performance. Il Piano prevede che l'attribuzione delle azioni sia condizionata (i) al conseguimento di specifici obiettivi di performance, legati all'andamento del titolo e all'Ebitda consolidato; nonché (ii) alla circostanza che sia in essere alla data di attribuzione delle azioni un rapporto di lavoro dipendente tra il beneficiario e la Società o una delle Società Controllate. Le azioni a servizio del Piano riverranno da un aumento gratuito del capitale sociale ai sensi dell'articolo 2349, comma 1, del Codice Civile. Per ogni ulteriore dettaglio in merito al Piano, si rinvia al Documento Informativo redatto in conformità all'articolo 84-bis del Regolamento Consob n. 11971/99 in materia di Emittenti, in attuazione di quanto previsto dell'articolo 114-bis del D.Lgs. n. 58/98 (il TUF). COSTITUZIONE DI UNA RISERVA DI UTILI VINCOLATA A SERVIZIO DEL PIANO DI STOCK GRANT  L'Assemblea degli Azionisti ha, infine, deliberato di provvedere fin d'ora all'istituzione di un'apposita riserva di patrimonio vincolata, a servizio del predetto Piano di Stock Grant 2017-2019, denominata "Riserva vincolata aumento di capitale a servizio del Piano di Stock Grant 2017-2019", per un importo di Euro 2.959.862, da prelevarsi da una preesistente riserva di patrimonio libera alimentata da "utili indivisi", individuata nella "Riserva Straordinaria". Parte straordinaria L'Assemblea degli Azionisti, a seguito delle delibere assunte dall'Assemblea ordinaria, ha approvato di modificare l'art. 5 dello statuto della Società mediante inserimento nello stesso della seguente previsione: "L'assemblea straordinaria può deliberare l'assegnazione di utili a prestatori di lavoro dipendenti delle Società o di società controllate mediante emissione di azioni o altri strumenti finanziari, a norma dell'art. 2349 del Cod. Civ.". L'Assemblea ha, inoltre, deliberato di aumentare il capitale sociale in forma gratuita ed in via scindibile, ai sensi dell'articolo 2349, primo comma del Codice Civile, per massimi Euro 2.959.862 corrispondenti a, e quindi con l'emissione di massime n. 2.354.478 nuove azioni aventi le stesse caratteristiche di quelle in circolazione e godimento regolare, a servizio del Piano di Stock Grant 2017-2019, mediante l'utilizzo di apposita riserva di utili, da attuarsi entro la data del termine del Piano di Stock Grant, intendendosi il capitale aumentato a tale data dell'importo corrispondente alle sottoscrizioni raccolte. L'Assemblea degli Azionisti ha deliberato di delegare al CDA tutte le occorrenti facoltà relative all'emissione, anche in più tranche, nei termini e alle condizioni previsti dal Piano di Stock Grant 2017-2019, delle nuove azioni a servizio del Piano stesso, nonché quella di apportare le correlate modifiche all'articolo 5 dello Statuto sociale, al fine di adeguare conseguentemente l'ammontare del capitale sociale, provvedendo a tutti gli adempimenti previsti dalla normativa pro-tempore vigente. L'Assemblea, infine, ha deliberato di conferire al Presidente ogni opportuno potere per provvedere a rendere esecutive a norma di legge le predette deliberazioni, anche introducendo nelle stesse eventuali modifiche od integrazioni (che non alterino la sostanza delle deliberazioni medesime) che fossero richieste per l'iscrizione nel Registro delle Imprese e provvedere a qualsivoglia adempimento all'uopo necessario. DEPOSITO DOCUMENTAZIONE Il verbale dell'Assemblea sarà messo a disposizione del pubblico nei termini e con le modalità previste dalla normativa vigente. Si rende noto che sono a disposizione del pubblico presso la sede della Società, sul sito internet www.ternienergia.com, (sezione Investor Relations/Bilanci e Relazioni), nonché presso il meccanismo di stoccaggio autorizzato 1Info, all'indirizzo www.1info.it, il Bilancio d'esercizio di TerniEnergia S.p.A. al 31 dicembre 2016, approvato dall'Assemblea degli Azionisti ed il Bilancio Consolidato del Gruppo TerniEnergia al 31 dicembre 2016, corredati della documentazione prevista dalle vigenti disposizioni. Si rende inoltre noto che, sulla base delle informazioni disponibili alla Società, nessuno dei Consiglieri e dei Sindaci, detiene azioni TerniEnergia S.p.A., ad eccezione di Stefano Neri, che detiene direttamente n. 125.697 e indirettamente n. 19.867.102 azioni TerniEnergia S.p.A., Fabrizio Venturi che detiene direttamente 74.654 azioni TerniEnergia S.p.A., Monica Federici che detiene direttamente n. 16.058 azioni TerniEnergia S.p.A.. La documentazione relativa ai componenti del Consiglio di Amministrazione nominati, comprensiva di tutti i curricula vitae, è disponibile presso la sezione Investor Relations/Assemblea Azionisti del sito internet www.ternienergia.com. TERNIENERGIA (TER.MI), costituita nel mese di Settembre del 2005 e parte del Gruppo Italeaf, è la prima smart energy company italiana, impegnata a portare nel mondo soluzioni energetiche integrate e sostenibili. Organizzata in quattro linee di business (Technical services, Energy management, Energy efficiency e Cleantech), con circa 500 dipendenti e una presenza geografica in quasi tutti i Continenti, con sedi operative e commerciali, TerniEnergia sviluppa soluzioni, prodotti e servizi innovativi basati su tecnologie digitali e industriali per la filiera energetica. TerniEnergia, anche attraverso le sue subsidiaries, persegue gli obiettivi di incremento della produzione di energia da fonti rinnovabili, del risparmio energetico e della riduzione delle emissioni, come stabilito dalla politica ambientale europea, e partecipa attivamente alla rivoluzione energetica della generazione elettrica distribuita e delle reti intelligenti. TerniEnergia è il partner ideale per grandi utility, operatori della distribuzione e gestori delle reti, produttori di energia, pubbliche amministrazioni, clienti industriali e investitori che intendono realizzare grandi progetti per la produzione di energia rinnovabile, sistemi e impianti moderni ad elevata efficienza energetica, soluzioni per la gestione e la manutenzione delle infrastrutture e degli impianti elettrici. TerniEnergia, attraverso una completa offerta tecnologica e commerciale, sviluppa e fornisce tecnologie, servizi e soluzioni rivolte a clienti pubblici e privati consumatori di energia. TerniEnergia è quotata sul segmento STAR di Borsa Italiana S.p.A.. Italeaf S.p.A., costituita nel dicembre 2010, è una holding di partecipazione e un acceleratore di business per imprese e startup nei settori dell'innovazione e del cleantech. Italeaf opera come company builder, promuovendo la nascita e lo sviluppo di startup industriali nei settori cleantech, smart energy e dell'innovazione tecnologica. Italeaf ha sedi operative in Umbria a Terni e Nera Montoro nel Comune di Narni, a Milano e Lecce; ha filiali internazionali a Londra e a Hong Kong ed un centro di ricerca localizzato all'interno dell'Hong Kong Science and Technology Park. La società controlla TerniEnergia, quotata sul segmento STAR di Borsa Italiana e attiva nei settori delle energie rinnovabili, dell'efficienza energetica e del waste management, Skyrobotic, azienda di sviluppo e produzione di droni civili e commerciali nelle classi mini e micro per il mercato professionale, Numanova, attiva nella produzione di polveri metalliche per la manifattura additiva e l'industria metallurgica avanzata e Italeaf RE, società immobiliare. Italeaf detiene, inoltre, una partecipazione di minoranza in Vitruviano Lab, organismo di ricerca attivo nei settori dei materiali speciali, della chimica verde e del cleantech.


News Article | May 24, 2017
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New Production and New York Premiere Martinez’s CRUZAR LA CARA DE LA LUNA in January 2018 Third opera in Ópera en Español series launched in 2016 U.S. Premiere and New Production Wuorinen’s BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN in June 2018 Second opera in City Opera’s LGBT Pride Initiative New Production and New York Premiere Picker’s DOLORES CLAIBORNE in October 2017 World Premiere of newly adapted chamber version New Production of a Double Bill and Novel Pairing of Donizetti’s IL PIGMALIONE and Rameau’s PIGMALION in May 2018 New York Premiere of Donizetti’s first opera NEW YORK CITY OPERA CONCERTS CONCERT SERIES IN ZANKEL HALL AT CARNEGIE HALL Soprano Anna Caterina Antonacci in Her Only U.S. Appearance of Season February 20, 2018 May 24, 2017 – New York City Opera’s 2017/2018 season will offer four new mainstage productions at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater, including a Spanish-language opera as part of its Ópera en Español series. City Opera will also offer two New York City Opera Concerts in Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall and a chamber opera series at locations to be announced. New York City Opera Orchestra will be featured in every opera. The company once again opens New York’s cultural season with Opening Night on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 featuring a new production of Puccini’s LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST. The season continues in October 2017 with the first chamber opera of the season, the New York premiere of Tobias Picker’s DOLORES CLAIBORNE, based on the novel by Stephen King, in a new chamber adaptation by the composer. City Opera will present the third installment in its Ópera en Español series in January 2018 with the New York premiere of José “Pepe” Martinez’s mariachi opera CRUZAR LA CARA DE LA LUNA. Having presented the modern-day revival of Respighi’s LA CAMPANA SOMMERSA last season, City Opera will present another 20th-century Italian rarity in April 2018, Montemezzi’s L'AMORE DEI TRE RE. In May 2018, City Opera will offer a double-bill as part of its chamber opera series pairing the New York premiere of Donizetti’s IL PIGMALIONE with Rameau’s PIGMALION. The mainstage season concludes in June 2018 with the U.S. premiere of Charles Wuorinen’s BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN, the second installment in City Opera’s LGBT Pride Initiative which begins with performances of Peter Eötvös’s ANGELS IN AMERICA at the Rose Theater on June 10, 12, 14 and 16, 2017. The New York City Opera Concerts series will move to Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall with two one-night-only concerts. The first concert on November 9, 2017 will celebrate the 90th birthday of the renowned American composer Dominick Argento and will feature the New York City Opera Orchestra conducted by Gil Rose. On February 20, 2018 the Italian soprano Anna Caterina Antonacci, in her only U.S. appearance of the season, will take the stage with pianist Donald Sulzen. New York City Opera is honored to announce the appointment of Tobias Picker as New York City Opera’s Composer-in-Residence. City Opera will present Picker’s new adaptation of his 2013 opera Dolores Claiborne as part of the chamber opera series in October 2017. Last year, City Opera announced that it had commissioned a new opera from Picker, AMERICAN VENUS, based on the life of Audrey Munson. Michael Capasso, General Director, New York City Opera said, “As this pivotal season in New York City Opera's history draws to a close, I am thrilled to unveil our exciting plans for the future. Over the past months, the overwhelming response from our enthusiastic audiences, generous patrons, and the artistic community has confirmed City Opera's vital and enduring role in New York's thriving cultural scene. Continuing City Opera's long tradition of diverse and eclectic programming, our upcoming season features relevant and engaging contemporary works alongside rarities and beloved classics. I am also excited to welcome my friend and advisor Tobias Picker to the City Opera Family as Composer-in-Residence. In addition to contributing his own outstanding work, his council will be invaluable in general and in our programming of contemporary works in future seasons.” Tobias Picker added, “New York City Opera has been at the forefront of engaging with opera as a living art form for nearly three quarters of a century.  I am delighted and honored to join my old friend Michael Capasso as he continues to breathe fresh life into our beloved hometown opera company. When City Opera gave the New York premiere of my first opera EMMELINE twenty years ago I felt humbled. Today, I feel privileged to help give life to important operas by my distinguished colleagues.” Considered by Puccini himself to be among his finest works, the brilliant orchestration and lyricism of LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST animate the passion and adventure of the California Gold Rush. The opera had its world premiere at the Metropolitan Opera in 1910 and has long been a favorite of New York audiences. City Opera’s new production of Puccini’s LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST will be directed by Ivan Stefanutti and conducted by James Meena. The production is an international collaboration between the Teatro di Giglio in Lucca, Italy, the Teatro Lirico in Cagliari, Sardinia, and Opera Carolina. City Opera’s new production of José “Pepe” Martinez’s CRUZAR LA CARA DE LA LUNA (To Cross the Face of the Moon) in January 2018 will mark the work’s New York premiere. With a libretto in Spanish and English by Leonard Foglia and the composer, CRUZAR LA CARA DE LA LUNA will be the third installment in City Opera’s Ópera en Español series. The world’s first mariachi opera, this timely story of an immigrant family divided by the U.S./Mexican border has earned raves from critics and audiences worldwide. Leonard Foglia will direct the production at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater. Set in the Middle Ages, the Italianate melodrama of Italo Montemezzi’s 1913 masterwork is fueled by a lush score influenced by Wagner and Debussy. The opera was frequently performed at the Metropolitan Opera before World War II. In 1982, New York City Opera presented the first staged performances of the opera since 1949, starring American bass Samuel Ramey. City Opera’s new production of L'AMORE DEI TRE RE (The Love of Three Kings), conducted by Pacien Mazzagatti and directed by Paul Curran, will be the first time the opera has been heard in New York in over a decade. After successful premieres in Europe, this intrinsically American work exploring conflict between love and identity finally debuts in the U.S. Inspired by the 2005 film directed by Ang Lee, American composer Charles Wuorinen approached Annie Proulx to adapt her story into the libretto for BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN. The work was originally commissioned by New York City Opera in 2008 but ultimately premiered at Madrid’s Teatro Real in 2014. This production, conducted by American conductor Kazem Abdullah, will be the opera’s U.S. premiere. Following City Opera’s production of the New York premiere of Eötvös’s ANGELS IN AMERICA in June 2017, BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN will be the second effort in the company’s initiative to celebrate LGBT Pride. Hailed at its premiere by Opera News as “a significant new work... a triumph for all concerned,” the impact of Stephen King’s psychodrama is heightened in this intimate, new chamber adaptation of Tobias Picker’s opera. New York City Opera Principal Conductor Pacien Mazzagatti leads the production in October 2017. IL PIGMALIONE BY GAETANO DONIZETTI PIGMALION BY JEAN-PHILIPPE RAMEAU NEW YORK PREMIERE OF DONIZETTI’S FIRST OPERA NEW PRODUCTION DOUBLE BILL The myth of Pygmalion, the artist who begs Venus to animate his sculpture of the ideal female form, inspired both Donizetti’s first opera and one of Rameau’s most revered masterworks. For the first time in New York, these one-act gems are brought together in the same program. New York City Opera will celebrate the 90th Birthday of American composer Dominick Argento with a concert in Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall featuring the New York City Opera Orchestra conducted by Gil Rose on November 9, 2017. The composer of fourteen operas and numerous song cycles, choral pieces, and orchestral works, Argento has been one of America’s leading composers for over six decades. The concert offers two tour-de-force monodramas by Argento exploring the joys, failures, and obsessions of the human condition: MISS HAVISHAM'S WEDDING NIGHT, adapted from his 1977 opera MISS HAVISHAM'S FIRE, which was commissioned by New York City Opera, and A WATER BIRD TALK, adapted from Chekhov’s play ON THE HARMFULNESS OF TOBACCO and John James Audubon’s BIRDS OF AMERICA. City Opera presents the great Italian soprano Anna Caterina Antonacci in her only U.S. appearance of the season in a recital with pianist Donald Sulzen at Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall on February 20, 2018. Ms. Antonacci is recognized as one of today’s leading singing actresses with a repertoire that includes some of opera’s most challenging roles including Cassandre in Berlioz’s LES TROYENS, Dulcinée in Massenet’s DON QUICHOTTE, and the title roles in Cherubini’s MEDEA, Glück’s ARMIDE and IPHIGÉNIE EN TAURIDE, and Bizet’s CARMEN. Last spring, General Director Michael Capasso announced the beginning of City Opera’s Commissioning Initiative with the commission of Tobias Picker’s AMERICAN VENUS, based on the life of Audrey Munson, to celebrate City Opera’s 75th Anniversary in 2019. Born in New York City, Tobias Picker is one of America’s most sought-after composers. In 1996, Santa Fe Opera commissioned him to write his first opera, EMMELINE, which was brought to New York City Opera for its New York premiere in 1998. His other operas include FANTASTIC MR. FOX, THÉRÈSE RAQUIN, AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY, which was commissioned by the Metropolitan Opera and had its world premiere with the company in 2005, and DOLORES CLAIBORNE, which premiered at San Francisco Opera in 2013. Mr. Picker is Artistic Director of Tulsa Opera. AMERICAN VENUS is based on the fascinating life of Audrey Munson, the model for some of New York’s most iconic monuments, whose career flourished during the Gilded Age, but who died in obscurity. "Audrey Munson was the first American supermodel.  Although she inspired the greatest monumental sculptors of her day, she died alone and forgotten. Hundreds of thousands of people pass by her watchful eye every day in New York City, and throughout the country, unaware of her tragic story. She is Columbia University's bronzed "Alma Mater,” “Pomona” of the Pulitzer Fountain at the Plaza Hotel, and the gold leafed "Columbia Triumphant” in Columbus Circle to name but a few of her many guises. I think of Pygmalion and Galatea as I embark upon this exciting journey to bring the images of Audrey Munson, our American Venus, full circle back to life. I am deeply honored that New York City Opera has given me this awe-inspiring opportunity." LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST BY GIACOMO PUCCINI Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater September 6, 8, 10 and 12, 2017 DOLORES CLAIBORNE BY TOBIAS PICKER Location to be announced October 2017, dates to be announced CRUZAR LA CARA DE LA LUNA BY JOSÉ “PEPE” MARTINEZ Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater January 25, 26, 27 and 28, 2018 NYCO: WINTER CONCERT ANNA CATERINA ANTONACCI, SOPRANO DONALD SULZEN, PIANO Only U.S. Appearance of the Season Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall February 20, 2018 L’AMORE DEI TRE RE BY ITALO MONTEMEZZI Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater April 12, 13, 14 and 15, 2018 DOUBLE BILL IL PIGMALIONE BY GAETANO DONIZETTI PIGMALION BY JEAN-PHILIPPE RAMEAU Location to be announced May 2018, dates to be announced BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN BY CHARLES WUORINEN Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater May 31 and June 2, 3, and 4, 2018 THE 2017 – 18 SEASON WILL GO ON SALE IN JULY. New York City Opera will provide casting and additional production details for the 2017 – 18 season at a later date. Please visit http://www.nycopera.com for more information. New York City Opera’s 2016 - 17 season closes with the New York premiere of Angels in America at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater. Performances are June 10, 12, 14 and 16, 2017. PRESS HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE 2016 – 17 Season Double-Bill: Rachmaninoff’s Aleko and Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci “...NYCO is on the right track to re-establishing itself as a force in the opera world.” – The Huffington Post, September 2016 “It was an inspired idea to pair Aleko and Pagliacci...” – The New York Times, September 2016 Tobin Stokes’s Fallujah “...[New York City Opera] can be commended for striking out into emotional territory that few opera companies could consider.” – New York Classical Review, November 2016 Leonard Bernstein’s Candide “With a new...production of Leonard Bernstein’s Candide...the company may finally have, to quote the show, ‘the best of all possible worlds.’” – The New York Times, January 2017 Ottorino Respighi’s La Campana Sommersa “...a sparkling production of the obscure Respighi opera La Campana Sommersa is more than just excellent in all its parts: it places NYCO squarely back where it belongs, in the front rank of New York’s operatic establishment.” – The [New York] Observer, April 2017 “[La Campana Sommersa] turned out to be an exceptional piece of work, and its production by the New York City Opera (which runs at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater through April 5th) has proved to be the finest effort so far of the recently reëstablished company.” – The New Yorker, April 2017 Antonio de Literes’s Los Elementos “Los Elementos” proved a musical delight and a charming entertainment.” – The New York Times, May 2017 “The production is part of a new initiative, 'Ópera en Español,' led by [Michael] Capasso, who is interpreting the company’s mandate as 'the people’s opera' in a new way, emphasizing outreach to the Hispanic community while inviting connoisseurs to sample an out-of-the-way treasure.” – The New Yorker, May 2017 ABOUT NEW YORK CITY OPERA Since its founding in 1943 by Mayor Fiorello La Guardia as “The People’s Opera” New York City Opera has been a critical part of the city’s cultural life. During its history, New York City Opera launched the careers of dozens of major artists and presented engaging productions of both mainstream and unusual operas alongside commissions and regional premieres. The result was a uniquely American opera company of international stature. For more than seven decades, New York City Opera maintained a distinct identity, adhering to its unique mission: affordable ticket prices, a devotion to American works, English-language performances, the promotion of up-and-coming American singers, and seasons of accessible, vibrant and compelling productions intended to introduce new audiences to the art form. Stars who launched their careers at New York City Opera include Plácido Domingo, Catherine Malfitano, Sherrill Milnes, Samuel Ramey, Beverly Sills, Tatiana Troyanos, Carol Vaness, Shirley Verrett, among dozens of other great artists. In 1999, New York City Opera founded VOX, Contemporary Opera Lab, an annual concert series that offered composers and librettists the opportunity to hear excerpts of their works performed by professional singers and musicians. For decades New York City Opera has been committed to introducing opera to the young, bringing the art form to new audiences with educational outreach performances in New York City’s public schools. Now, having returned to the stage, New York City Opera continues its legacy at a new, state-of-the-art home at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater with revitalized outreach and education programs, and programming designed to welcome and inspire a new generation of City Opera audiences. So far, the 2016 – 2017 season has included the critically acclaimed, innovative double-bill of Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci and Rachmaninoff’s Aleko, the New York premiere of Tobin Stokes’ Fallujah, the first opera written about PTSD and the Iraq War, 10 sold out performances of Harold Prince’s critically claimed production of Leonard Bernstein’s Candide, the modern-day revival of Respighi’s La Campana Sommersa, and the American premiere of Antonio Literes’s Baroque rarity Los Elementos.   The company concludes its 2016 – 2017 season with the long-awaited New York premiere of Péter Eötvös's Angels in America, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Tony Kushner in June 2017. For More information please visit: http://www.nycopera.com


News Article | May 26, 2017
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​​​​Coffman Engineers is pleased to announce that Spokane-based electrical engineering firm DEI Electrical Consultants will join Coffman Engineers. The two firms share core markets, clients, and values in providing technical excellence and service. Their combined capabilities provide clients with significantly bolstered electrical engineering capabilities. DEI brings ten new staff members to Coffman, nine technical staff and one administrative staff member. The addition of DEI brings Coffman’s Spokane presence to more than 100 staff members. The ten members of DEI became Coffman employees on May 22. They will remain in their current office location on Woodruff Rd. in Spokane Valley until early Fall 2017. DEI owner, Steve Helms, will become a Principal Advisor for Coffman. General Manager of the Coffman Spokane Office, Karl Kolb, said, “This is an exciting outcome of a long-standing relationship between firms that share similar values." Owner of DEI Electrical Consultants, Steve Helms, said, “All of us at DEI are thrilled to become part of the Coffman team.  We believe that with our combined resources and years of experience we will be better able to serve all our clients. We are excited about the future possibilities of the combined Coffman/DEI team.” Coffman Engineers is proud to celebrate 38 years of providing clients with multidiscipline engineering services including civil, structural, commercial and industrial mechanical, electrical, fire protection, process piping, instrumentation and controls, corrosion control engineering, project management, commissioning, and land survey services. Coffman has more than 400 employees serving clients across the U.S. and overseas from offices in Anchorage, Alaska; Bozeman, Montana; Charleston, South Carolina; Fulton, Maryland; Hagatna, Guam; Honolulu, Hawaii; Hood River, Oregon; Los Angeles, Oakland, and San Diego, California; and, Seattle and Spokane, Washington. For additional firm information, please visit www.coffman.com or follow us on Twitter @CoffmanEngineer. Doyle Engineering, Inc., established in October 1979, (formerly Joseph M. Doyle and Associates, established in 1949) was expanded under the new firm name of DEI Electrical Consultants, Inc. in March, 1994.  Stephen H. Helms, P.E. is the President of the firm.  DEI provides complete engineering services ‑‑ preliminary investigation, feasibility surveys, load and energy studies, project design, security systems, lighting design, control systems design, construction drawings, specifications, inspections, and ongoing consultation on completed projects.


News Article | May 14, 2017
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It is a unique achievement that a research paper from Dayalbagh Educational Institute (DEI), Agra, India is currently the top scoring paper of similar age on the Altmetric listening tool used widely by publishers to track discussions related to scholarly articles. To appreciate the work done by the authors, the publishers Taylor and Francis decided to give free access to the paper, "From n-qubit multi-particle quantum teleportation modelling to n-qudit contextuality based quantum teleportation and beyond", till 30th June 2017, which usually costs $50 for a 24-hour access. Probably, there is no precedence of a research paper from India in the recent past to have received this honor. The publishers have, in fact, gone a step ahead and also featured the paper on their home page under 'Trending Research'. The authors have used graph theory to model a three particle entangled teleportation system. The content of the paper makes an intriguing reading and while a glance at the paper may perplex a layman who does not have sufficient knowledge about quantum physics and mathematical equations, it is however not so difficult to understand the underlying principles. The authors have written three preceding papers explaining quantum information processing using graph theory and the current paper has to be seen in continuation of the same. The popularity of the paper is primarily due to the holistic approach adopted by the authors in encapsulating both the scientific usage and its possible applications as well as by subtly indicating the limits that bind us from having a complete understanding of the cosmos. Quantum physics provides the necessary scientific tools that can help measure or demonstrate phenomena that we fail to do with classical physics. It will help the user to have prior understanding of two theories, the first being the cosmological interpretation of quantum mechanics proposed by Max Tegmark which predicts an infinite three-dimensional space with infinitely many planets and infinitely many copies of any quantum system. The second theory is the Orchestrated objective reduction (Orch-OR) theory which is a hypothesis that consciousness in the brain originates from processes inside neurons, rather than from connections between neurons (the conventional view). The paper gives an insight into the contextual manner in which information teleportation could happen when a possible scenario of quantum entanglement between three (or more) particles occurs. This opens a plethora of possible business applications in machines possessing artificial intelligence; the authors terming them as super intelligent machines. In the same breath, the paper talks about the scope of imbibing values and qualities in humans towards the development of supermen to counter any possible misuse of these super intelligent machines. Another interesting aspect of the paper is that it highlights the limitations faced by the available measuring tools. It is stated by the authors that some leading mathematicians admit the existence of particles smaller than Planck’s dimension of 10 to the power -35 m. However, according to the authors, such particles may cease to be matter at that scale. Similarly, when measuring distances, scientists are restricted to go beyond 10 to the power 10 light years and, therefore, cannot visualize a bigger expanse. This limits their understanding of natural phenomena because everything that they measure is bound by the limitations of the available tools. Thus, scientists have a disbelief and doubt about their own discoveries in the absence of commensurate measurements. Hence, the authors suggest that further research needs to be conducted to detect particles subtler than Planck’s constant and long distances beyond 10 to the power 10 light years. It appears that the authors hint at a blend of scientific temper with experiential knowledge based on meditation. In ancient India, Rishis were Scientists and Scientists were Rishis. Vedas and Vedangas have been sources of various scientific disciplines, e.g. Linguistics, Astronomy, Music, Computational techniques (Panini and Pingala) and reached their heights in the remote past. Kapila, Kanada, Nagarjuna, Abhinavagupta are great names in this tradition who made great contributions to secular sciences as well as spiritual knowledge. Even the scientists of other lands and cultures like Plato and Pythagoras were considered Rishis in their own right. The tradition of scientists being endowed with intuitional wisdom continues in India. Dayalbagh has more than a century-old tradition of appreciating modern scientific techniques, while being strongly moored to the Religion of Saints (Radhasoami Faith, Dayalbagh). In fact, the senior most author of the paper is Revered Prof. Prem Saran Satsangi, Chairman, Advisory Committee on Education, Dayalbagh Educational Institutions, Dayalbagh, who is a world-renowned authority in systems science, and is the Spiritual Head of Radhasoami Faith, Dayalbagh. The first author is Dr. Dayal Pyari Srivastava, a faculty member in Department of Physics and Computer Science, DEI, and the second author is Dr. Vishal Sahni, Chair Professor, Quantum-Nano Systems Centre and Centre for Consciousness Studies at DEI. Based on modeling theory of mathematics, logic and induction, the authors conclude that as we find particles of sizes even smaller and subtler than Max Planck’s dimension of 10 to the power -35 m, we approach particles that belong to Universe of Mind and Universe of Spirit Force, and they have no problem in understanding the heat and light. They perceive it as very blissful, musical and their ultimate abode.


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News Article | March 2, 2017
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SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Douglas Emmett, Inc. (NYSE: DEI), a real estate investment trust (REIT), announced today that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend on each share of its common stock of $0.23, or $0.92 on an annualized basis, to...


News Article | March 2, 2017
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SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Douglas Emmett, Inc. (NYSE: DEI), a real estate investment trust (REIT), announced today that its Annual Meeting of Shareholders will be held at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time on Thursday, June 1, 2017 at Suite 200, 808 Wilshire Blvd., Santa...

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